Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Very Basic Skin Care Routine

Thought I'd just share a few things I use on a daily basis, coz I also like reading about what other ladies use to get ready... I don't really use a lot of eye makeup or heavy makeup everyday but if I do then I usually use Almay makeup remover pads and Ponds cold cream. They're both very effective at removing makeup without me having to scrub it off my face.
After I remove my makeup that's when I usually take a shower. I follow up with Purpose cleanser for my face to get rid of the greasy feeling from the makeup remover and get that squeaky clean feeling. Using Dove body wash right now but that usually varies, depending on what's available. We don't use bar soap at all, just a personal preference. I'm using Tigi Bed Head shampoo and conditioner till I use it up, which will be a long time. Sometimes when I get extra flakey I use my husband's Head & Shoulders.
I have pretty low maintenance hair too so I don't use any hair products on a daily basis other than shampoo and conditioner. I also use St Ives apricot scrub occasionally when my face feels a little rough. Of course, everyone needs to wear deodorant so we don't offend others :) I'm using Dove invisible solid right now. I got these in bulk so I have maybe 4 more sticks to finish before I get to switch. The only thing I don't like about this is if I'm not careful and I'm wearing black, it sometimes gets on my clothes when I put them on. Oh well... I use Cetaphil DailyAdvance lotion for my face AND body. I know! I'm so glad this does double duty for me. I know a lot of women use something entirely different for their face - usually something with some SPF or anti-aging thing. But this is really what works for me and I'm not about to change it to some fancy cream, this moisturizes very well without that greasy feeling. I love Cetaphil, enough said!
I don't like heavy scents, I'd rather reapply than get overwhelmed with a perfume so these are pretty much my favorite right now, Burberry Sheer and Gap Dream. I have other perfumes/EDTs but they don't get used as often as these two, you can tell because they're half-empty already.
So that's it! My very simple and basic daily routine.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Faux Leather Goods

It's officially shopping season, my favorite time of the year :) Got some cute things... First up a motorcycle jacket from Baby Gap for one of our inaanak. Freakin' cute! It kinda sorta matches my husband's black leather jacket (although his is definitely more expensive).
All the pockets are fully functional, love the details and stitching. The lining is awesome too. I want to buy one for our future son :)
I got this bag from Aldo. Nice and soft and smells so good...
More bags... Not as nice but not as expensive either :)
Oh! I have to do a post about a shoe I got recently. But that will have to wait till tomorrow. I'm finishing up my stuffed mushrooms and black bean stew for our dinner...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Early Christmas Gifts

Finally got around to buying stuff for ourselves... My husband had been wanting to get the new iPhone but it was always sold out. After a week of trying we got a reservation online and picked it up from the Apple store.
And I got an iPad 2 (yey!) with a pink Smart Cover too :) Ngayon, 'di na kami nagpapansinan coz we're both busy downloading apps like crazy...

One thing that peeves me though is the iPad has a crappy camera, you would think they'd give it a decent one for the price you're paying AND it doesn't support flash :( Should I have gotten a Samsung Galaxy tab instead? Or a Blackberry Playbook? Aaahhh!