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Faves In Five | March 2019

I really ain't do one o dese since May last year?

Man 2018 like it was a rough time regarding blogging. I guess I lost my mojo 😕 Anyhow, here are a few things I've been loving recently.

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

I got a 10 g / 0.35 oz. travel size in some kit or de other. I've heard itsKeerstin rave about these powder cleansers but I wasn't really checking. My mistake. I completely recommend this if you have oily or combination skin. It cleanses and mattifies without making the skin uncomfortably dry. Make sure to follow the instructions and wet your hands first. Trust me, I wasted so much product trying to wet the powder after having it in my palm. Big no no. Would I use type of cleanser exclusively? No; but's only because I like options 😉 The full size, 60 grams, retails for $65USD. That's a lot of money but it's also a lot of product.


Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

Another kit find. Absolutely buying this in the ne…

A Cautionary Tale...

Hi ho, your friendly neighbourhood beauty blogger coming to you today to remind you not to overstock certain skincare items 😞

One major mistake I made upon embarking on this beauty blogger road is feeling like I had to purchase a lot of things in order to share my opinions on them. While I enjoy bringing those comparison posts to you, I have since learnt to pick my battles. Especially now that I have had to face a bitter truth: dese tings does expire. Now I does carry [good] mascaras tuh de bone and powder products have a longer shelf life than those symbols indicate but I gotta be more mindful when it comes to skincare.

All this to say: do not overstock on products you know it will take ages to use up. Do not overstock on products that definitely have a short shelf life.

Short shelf life:

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

From de time I realised that this product gave me milia I should have given it away. But I hardears and play I wanna give it another chance; I even used it on other …

M.A.C Techniques Are Back!

Much like last year's demo, last night's was Carnival inspired.


M.A.C Pro Artist, Tutti Serrano, completed a gorgeous look on our very own Miss Universe Barbados 2018.


In true Professional form, Tutti's techniques were focused on building light layers, taking the time to blend products into the skin and using brushes for multiple purposes. She shared tips for eyelash application, creating a cut-crease and pro-longing the wear of eyeshadow. 

Sampled Out

While my 2019 Low Buy is off to a rocky start my goal to use up samples is going strong 💪


NARS Skin Luminous Moisture Cream 2 ml

I wouldn't spend $64USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml) on it but it was moisturizing. A little went a long way so this foil packet actually lasted for more than two uses.

Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist 'Scent to Sleep / Tranquility' 5 ml

Neom claims this is the 'Tranquility' scent but it doesn't smell like the original. That said, I was very happy to receive this in a Christmas set from Victoria. The Neom Organics line is available locally from Pure Source. 30 ml retails for $32USD.

Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin 50 ml

I purchased the Laneige Pore Care Trial Kit whilst in Orlando because I needed a toner. The Laneige line is an affordable K Beauty brand available form Sephora. 200 ml retails for $28USD; I would repurchase.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster 9.76 ml

Y'all know I'm a fan of thi…

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2019

Another year, another Beautylish Lucky Bag. Yet again this is the $75USD (plus shipping) medium/deep bag.


I completely forgot to check the site at the launch time so I missed out on the XL bag. If I can't get one of those next year (well, December 26) I might not bother. That said, I got less repeat products than I did last time.
Breakdown
Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum - $12USD By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick '25. Dark Purple' - $32USD Wayne Goss The Brow Set - $55USD Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette 'The Dolce Vita' - $53USD Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Sheet Mask - $6USD Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush ' Rougeur' - $32USD
Total - $190USD
While my value was a little less than last year's andyear before, I only got one repeat product. A little while ago Surratt Beauty was on 50% sale from Sephora so I got two blushes and a highlighter.

I do have another Rouge-Expert Click Stick but thankfully in a different shade. To see my initial reaction whil…