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Stuff I loved in January 2012

January 31, 2012
January seemed really fast and slow to me.  It's fast because it's already the 31st!  It's slow because I can't wait to go to my road trip next week!  And I can't wait for yearend and winter to be over!

Well, it's the end of the month, so this means it's going to be end of month favourites!  It's the first favourites post on this blog, so I'm kind of excited =).  Anyway, let's get to it!

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit The POREfessional

I got this miniature version as a 100-point perk from Sephora.  It has a silky finish like some other silicone primers, but unlike those primers, this doesn't give a heavy finish.  I usually use it around the nose and on the forehead.  I think it gives a smooth base for makeup and it does cover up the pores around my cheeks pretty well.  If you want to try it out, I still see it as a 100-point perk in some Sephoras, so you might want to check it out =).


Benefit Hervana Box O' Powder

Benefit Hervana Box O' Powder

For the majority of times that I put on blushes, I have been reaching for this blusher.  I love that it gives me a nice glow, especially in such cold winter months.  It provides some colour on my face.  (We have a full review on this blusher, check it out here.)  FYI, I either pick this or Tarte Exposed for blusher =P.


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

You have seen me rave about it in my review.  This colour is my top pick among the ones I got.  It's very smooth and easy to apply.  It pairs well with a lot of different shadows that I own.  I have also used it alone, which didn't really crease on me (for me that's really hard to find!)


Annabelle Smudgepaint in Tar

Annabelle Smudgepaint in Tar

Annabelle Smudgepaint in Tar

This is a gel-creme eyeshadow/eyeliner from Annabelle, which is a Canadian brand.  I have all the shades available, and of course my top pick would be black because it's the one I get to use frequently.  It is very easy to apply.  I usually use a bented eyeliner brush to apply.  I don't know what's with it, but it just goes on really smooth.  And it dries to a shinier finish, which I quite like.  I will give a full review on all of the Annabelle Smudgepaints in the near future.


Marcelle Xtension Plus Lengthening & Curling Mascara

Marcelle Xtension Plus Lengthening & Curling Mascara

You have seen me using this in a few posts.  I am loving this mascara.  It gives very great lengths and volume, which is what I always look for in mascaras.  The best part of this mascara is that it doesn't smudge a lot, not that it won't smudge in the entire day because everything smudges on me with my super oily lids.  But as a non-waterproof mascara, it's pretty hard to remove.  I need to use an extra step, an eye makeup remover, to remove this on top of my regular cleansing oil.  I guess there are pros and cons to its staying power.


iPhone app: Triple Town

Photos from iTunes store

I have really only played it for a few days, but it is absolutely addicting!  It might be a bad idea to try it because I constantly want to reach for my phone at work LOL.

So that was the first favourite post, and I know there will be more to come!  What is your favourite products of this month?  Let me know!

x Rica

3 comments

  1. Great favorites! I'm really tempted to try Hervana.

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  2. Thanks! I do really like Hervana.  It gives me a pink glow, it's definitely a very girly blush (if that's even a legit thing to say, lol).

    x Rica

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  3. The Maybelline Color Tattoo is on my list!

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