Welcome to another edition of My Favorite Things, the monthly blog linkup for all the things you love. Eirene and I are back from our blogging break with a bang! She’s been busy with school, and I… have been living in a garbage can. HAHA WHAT ELSE IS NEW. ¯\_(ᐛ)_/¯
Okay but this isn’t that kind of post. This is actually a beauty entry! These aren't necessarily things I discovered the past month, but I've been using them on the regular recently and I'm happy what they've been doing to my skin. For reference, I have very sensitive skin. I'm limited in what brands I can use because the wrong one will break me out or aggravate my skin asthma. It’s a condition I’ve had since I was young. It’s not anything bothersome so long as I stick to products I know work for me, although one time, I used the wrong soap and I broke out in hives everywhere for a week.
So here are a few things that my skin fortunately likes! Some of these I’ve been using for years, and they still work great for me.
theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Mousturizer
I can’t wear heavy makeup everyday, so tinted moisturizers are a godsend. They also save me time in the morning because not only does it even out my skin tone, it also provides decent sun protection and moisture. I love efficient products.
My current tinted moisturizer is theBalm BalmShelter. This is my first time using it, and so far I’m really liking it. Applies smoothly and doesn’t get oily as the day goes on.
Royale Pinkish Glow Cream
I first tried Royale Pinkish Glow Cream some years ago when a co-worker was selling their products in the Philippines. It was honestly an impulse buy because I wanted to support her, but it worked out because it’s awesome!
The cream gives a matte, powdery finish which is perfect for days when I want to skip the makeup. Since I’m now working remotely, I can get away with using just this in the daytime. The less I use makeup, the better for my skin. I order this on eBay now since I can’t acquire it as easily in the US. The link above is where I purchased it from, so if anyone wants to try it out, I can vouch for that vendor.
Another Filipino line that I swear by! Maybe my skin is just nationalistic. Maxipeel has been my go-to brand since high school and it’s honestly never let me down. I don’t know what it is about local Pinoy products, but I feel way more comfortable with them than stuff here in the States. Hiyang talaga.
I also order Maxipeel on eBay now. I used to fly back and forth twice a year in college so I could stock up on Filipino products, but not anymore now that I have a ~real~ job. :’D Thank goodness for online resellers!
That’s it for my favorites this month! Now it’s your turn. What are you favorite things? Follow the rules (more like guidelines) below and let us know!
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