O kay, wow, it’s been a while since I last sat down to talk about my favorites. I believe the first time I did was back in January and I never got to share another post about it again. So today, I took the time to write about all the things I’ve been loving recently. We’ve got literature, beauty products, and some skin care essentials on the list. Ready? In no particular order, here they are! Let’s chat!
1. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING BY SUSAN CAIN
Kicking off this list with a book, because why not?! Quiet by Susan Cain has long been in my TBR list and I can’t even express how happy I am that I finally started reading it. Although, I’m not a full-on introvert—I’m actually an ambivert—it’s still quite a catch to learn more about that introverted side of me. Because there definitely are some days when I’m more of an introvert than an extrovert.
Particularly, what I love most about this book is the idea of embracing the utmost introvert in you. Break through the bandwidth. It’s okay to be the quiet one in a world that talks too much. However, I think it’s just as important to break out of your shell once in a while. Get out and make connections. Talk to people. Interact—while appreciating your quiet moments. It’s really all about a good balance of both.
2. AVIANCE AQUA MICELLAR WATER
Now this is a major where-have-I-been-all-along moment for me. Because I had no clue this micellar water existed until last month. With a cotton pad, I use this every night to clear out any of my makeup I had left on my face for the day. And tell you, it really CLEARS your skin of any makeup residue. It helps keep my skin clean and fresh minimizing breakouts.
3. IT COSMETICS CONFIDENCE IN A CLEANSER™
Alright, another where-have-I-been-all-along moment for me, my friends. Apparently I never cared for proper skincare until recently, so maybe that explains it; I’ll keep you posted. Anyway, the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser is a hybrid facial cleanser and serum all-one formula that launched in 2017 (I told you, where have I been all this time, right?) and has since then joined the brand’s collection. It’s a pretty basic cleanser but since my skin’s quite picky with cleanser products, so whatever works on me is a literal gem for me. And this cleanser’s definitely it.
4. SCRUNCHIE SET FROM H&M
I’ve said it once, and I’ll keep saying it again and again. Scrunchies. Can’t live without them. Actually, I can, but I’d rather always have them with me. These ones I got from H&M are definitely the best ones I have ever seen and tried on. The nude-ish brown one is honestly my favorite. Needless to say, both of the ones included in the set are very comfy and stylish I could literally wear them on my wrist with just enough flair. And when I need to tie my hair in the middle of the day, no matter the weather, they look really cute.
5. BECCA ULTIMATE COVERAGE 24-HOUR FOUNDATION
I talked about my appreciation for this makeup gem right here and that was just last month. I still love it as much and actually use it every day. Its name speaks for itself because it does stay on for as long as you want it to within the span of 24 hours. And it doesn’t crease on your lines, too. If you’re looking for a new foundation to experiment on, definitely pick this one up.
6. VICTORIA’S SECRET BARE VANILLA FRAGRANCE MIST
This one, I think, is one of Victoria’s Secret’s latest fragrance releases. And I have it! Definitely not a where-have-I-been-all-along moment for me! I’m a huge fan of fragrances and Victoria (we’re on a first name basis, yep) came out with one that I really love. The Bare Vanilla has a really sweet scent that lasts literally all-day. Which is very ideal for me because my commute ride from home to university is always pretty stressful—Manila heat and sweat and all that! I’m telling you this fragrance is just perfect—and affordable, too.
That wraps up my current favorites! It isn’t much of a long list and I only have six items to share with you, but believe me, they’re all thoughtfully picked. Can’t wait to see which new favorites I’m about to find in the future! See you around 💛