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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My July 2013 Favorites!

July has ended and school is right around the corner! Which means Fall is almost upon us, but in California it'll be another month before I can experience the cool crisp air. (:

In my last favorites I had mentioned that I was on the fence about Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation because of the dryness it brings in my skin at times, especially when I wear it as a full coverage foundation. However I wanted to make the foundation work so I decided to try out Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse that has been raved about. The color I picked up is much, much too dark for my skin tone & I purposely chose that so that I can mix the two foundations together to get the perfect shade! I do a light layer of the Covergirl foundation and a layer of the Maybelline foundation on top with a stippling brush. I love mixing foundations, and by mixing a long wearing foundation with a dewier one on top,  I get the perfect formula. I use #842 (CG) & Medium 2.5 (Maybelline). This is also a perfect contouring color for me.


With Summer comes an obsession with summer themed jewelry! I have been obsessed with Summer themed studs, and Betsey Johnson makes fabulous ones. My 3 favorites by Betsey are her Sea Jewels Starfish Studs (on sale right now), Gold-Tone Turtle Studs, & her Hawaiian Luau Butterfly Studs (no longer available)


 


It's hard for me to find a perfume I love enough to purchase and wear all the time! I am not much of a perfume wearer as I don't want my son to inhale too much of it when I carry him. Now that he'll be 2 soon, he is much more independant and doesn't like to be carried, so I've been wearing perfumes a little more often. The perfume I have been reaching for the past few months have been Marc Jacob's Oh, Lola! I am horrible at describing scents, but here are the notes. Top Notes: Pear, Effervescent Raspberry, Mid Notes: Peony, Magnolia, Cyclamen & Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.

Quinoa should have its post of its own! Health & fitness is important to me & being that I am Asian, rice has always been a staple of my everyday meals. However rice isn't healthy and is so high in carbs. My substitute is Quinoa, which is a type of grain and is high in fiber, Omegas & protein. I cook my quinoa in a rice cooker, but with quite a bit more water than I would with traditional rice.
 


Be sure to watch my video to see my other favorites & why I like them.