Thursday, February 10, 2011

2010 Beauty Favorites

I realize it's already February of the new year (unless you're Chinese; Happy CNY! c:), but 2010 was my first full year of being into makeup and one lovely year of experimentation. I ended up loving quite a few things, so here's a fun tag to show them off with! I got this off the wonderful Giorgia of beautifulwithbrains.

1. Which lipstick/lipgloss did you use most often in 2010?
Etude House's LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge Lipstick (review here) won my heart for most of the year. I got it in a lovely pink-brown color that swatched sheer but was quite opaque on the lips and added a bit of shine. It was my lipcolor for everything, be it work or play.

2. What was your favorite eyeshadow this year?
I'm not big on eyeshadow because I'm still not sure how to blend things together, but when I did want a wash of color I picked up Ellana's Multipurpose Mineral Powder in Inspiration. The website describes it as a "golden beige frost" and the frost was just so pretty on the eyes. Later in the year I also picked up Delicate, which is a taupe brown frost, after reading about the work-safe wonders of taupe eyeshadow.

3. What product for the complexion (foundation, blush, etc.,) did you use the most?
The Body Shop's All-In-One Face Base (review here) and I were together for a reaally long time. I used it so much that the sifter jar I had for it (I shattered it at one point) started cracking from being in my bag all the time. When I was down to the last of it I saved it for special occasions. I'm trying a new powder now but if TBS has their 40% off sale again I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

4. Your favorite nail polish color of 2010?
I have a love-hate relationship with nail polish because I have psoriasis, but when I wanted color I went for The Face Shop's nail polish in BL606. It's a lovely bright blue color that's perfect for summer. :)

5. Which skin care product would you not give up under any circumstances?
Moisturizer! Saved me from dry skin during the cold months and rough skin in the summer. Can't live without it.

6. What is your favorite personal care product?
Wet wipes. I use them to remove makeup, clean just about anything (makeup brushes, sticky spills, etc.). I always carry a pack in my bag and take one out when I need to feel refreshed. I use So Soft (a local brand, I think) because they have a peppermint variety that's just awesome.

7. Your usually worn fragrance in 2010?
Kenzo Flower! It always makes me feel like a lady.

8. What was your personal favorite jewelry piece?
I feel naked without a pair of earrings. Any pair, as long as it's not too heavy. I rotated between several and still do. They're usually heirloom earrings passed down by my mom.

9. What have you discovered in 2010 that is new for you (new products, inspirations, blogs, hobbies, etc.,)?
Honestly? I discovered the wonderful world of Apple. Haha! I got a Macbook Pro for my graduation and it has not been the smoothest ride (three times serviced in the first six months, anyone?), but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Now I know why they say "once you go Mac, you never go back"!

10. Do you have resolutions for 2011? If so, what are they?
Wear sunscreen, take good care of my psoriasis, and be happy. :)

11. Tag other people!
Tagging my followers (hi girls!), and anyone who wants to do this! Leave a link; I'd love to know about your 2010 beauty roundup. :)

P.S. It's my dad's birthday today and while it is a full training day for me, I am looking forward to a lovely Japanese dinner at Edsa Shang. Woohoo!


  1. Thanks for doing the tag. Your most use lipstick is beautiful.

  2. BL606 is LOVE. That's all I can say! :))

  3. happy birthday to your dad! LOL

    thanks for sharing :)

  4. Gio, thanks for dropping by! This was a fun tag :)

    Michelle, super agree! No second thoughts when I bought it last year :))

    Voodoo girl, I'll just have to say thank you for him because right now he's sound asleep hehe :) We had to reschedule the dinner though, my mom wasn't feeling well. Thanks for reading :D

  5. LOL @ #9! Same here!! Apple is so much better than Windows in my opinion! Once you go MAC you can never go back INDEED!

    I'm so glad I have a fellow filipina blogger blogging about beauty and fashion as well!

    Super cute ang blog mo talaga!!


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