Hi everyone!! How was February for you? I picked up quite a few gems last month and I would like to share them with you! =)
Firstly, I re-discovered Sigma brushes, thanks to Lily
! I got 3 Sigma brushes from her blog sale and here they are:
I’ve never featured any brushes on this blog as I lack sufficient knowledge in the brush department and the last thing I want is to provide my lovely readers with the wrong information! :s By the way, the iNuovi Professional eyeshadow brush is from my personal collection and I bought it 4 years ago! It still looks brand new because I rarely get any use out of it due to my non-existent eyeshadow applying skills. :s
Back to the Sigma Brushes!! These brushes still have the old labels on them but I will provide you with their new ‘names’ for easier reference!
1. Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush
A large domed brush with a tapered tip, which makes powder application easier as the tapered tip gets into the harder to reach areas on the face e.g. sides of the nose! I’m not sure if the brush is made out of natural hair / synthetic material but this brush does shed a little and feels a little scratchy but I don’t really mind it as I love the tapered tip so much! <3
2. Sigma E50 Large Fluff Brush
Sigma calls this a versatile Fluff Brush but I call this my HG highlighter brush! I rarely get any use out of my highlighters because I do not know how to apply them *gasp* but this brush is the perfect size for highlighter application! Just sweep some highlighter on your cheekbones and you’re ready to go! Again the brush feels a little scratchy but this hasn’t shed since I got it!
3. Sigma E20 Flat Shader Brush
Great for blending out eye liner / applying eyeshadow to my lower lash line! The bristles are short and densely packed which makes application a breeze. Thankfully this brush isn’t as scratchy as the others as I wouldn’t want to use a scratchy brush on my eye area!
4. iNuovi Professional Shadow Shader Brush
I bought this on a whim a good 4 years ago, when I knew nothing about brushes what more eyeshadows… I stopped by the iNuovi counter at Parkson in Sunway Pyramid (iNuovi’s no longer available there) where this shy SA recommended this brush to me. It’s made out of red sable hair and cost me RM68. A bomb, I reckon but 4 years, and many washes later this brush is still as soft as it was and picks up powder eyeshadows brilliantly! My favourite and best eyeshadow brush to date!
I’ve tried, and am very impressed with the Shiseido Aqua Label white series:
The foaming cleanser foams up beautifully and leaves my skin really soft after each wash! I wish I didn’t have so many cleanser samples to use up or I will get myself a full-sized tube. The White Up Lotion R works okay for me, no breakouts whatsoever and my skin feels really fresh after using this! I expected the emulsion to be a little sticky but this turned out to be really light and sinks into the skin quickly! Having a travel-sized set meant I haven’t been able to use the range long enough to experience any whitening effects but this is a very good affordable brand to look into should anyone be looking for a basic cleanse, tone and moisturise routine!
I highly recommend the cleanser!! Best cleanser I’ve used from a drugstore brand!
A little bit on make up now =)
I’ve been using the Pond’s Magic Powder quite a bit this month as it’s incredibly easy to use and you do not need to use a brush with this! This deserves a proper review so I will not elaborate much here. I dug out my beloved Healthy Mix Foundation in #51 this month, after using its sister – Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation for over two months and I’ve been getting a lot of compliments when I wear the Healthy Mix Foundation! I wonder why =p
Also, I have been trying really hard to incorporate a brow routine into my everyday look. I’ve been better this month and the Shu Uemura
brow pencil has been used a little more! Yay to that!
My lips have been getting some TLC too as the Kiehl’s Lip Balm with SPF15 has been getting quite a lot of use, mostly due to the fact that it’s got SPF in it! I find it difficult to slick lipstick over this lip balm as it is very greasy so I wear this on days when I know the sun will be ‘caressing’ my face.
That’s all for February’s Favourites!!! On to a more important announcement now….. My Giveaway winner!!
The winner is……..
Congratulations Michelle!! I’ve sent you an e-mail so please reply me ASAP or I will have to choose another winner!
I would like to thank all of you for participating in my giveaway and for following me on GFC / Twitter / Bloglovin / e-mail… I really appreciate it and I wish I had more than just one prize to giveaway!
Also, I would love to get to know all of you better so do drop by to say hello!
Thank you for your support! <3