Base Routine + Quick Product Reviews

You probably do not give any care but I just want to share with you all my current base makeup routine that I don't intend on changing for the time being because I have loyalty to products that I love. See, I'm no makeup hoarder. Collecting makeup is the most bizarre idea for me because these products come with a shelf life, which most women wouldn't probably look at. It's like collecting food that you would store in your pantry for years. If you have way too many foundations or lip sticks, chances are you might not be able to finish all of them before they even pass the mark between safe and toxic.

Well moving on, here are the products that I use whenever I put on makeup.

1. After cleansing and moisturizing, I go ahead and apply my The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Base Makeup in the Color #01, which is green. I have a  fondness for green bases because they neutralize any redness on my face. More importantly though, they neutralize the orange-ish red color that foundations tend to be post-oxidation on my unstable, oily face. This is not a primer but I do like it better than the traditional silicone ones, which I have tried. I do not like applying silicone-based primers because I feel that they do the exact opposite of what they claim to do. They make my face oilier. The pore-blurring is temporary yet it clogs my pores at the same time. This one however TRULY makes my makeup last a little bit longer and keeps it intact. It's very inexpensive too. On the shelf it is priced around 300+ pesos but when it was scanned by the cashier, turned out that I only had to pay 295 pesos. Really cheap but quality is never compromised. I like to think of this as Elmer's Glue for makeup. lulz.


Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I finished this book in one sitting. I didn't even realize that I was about three more pages away until I finish this book. I did not want it to end because I wanted to know more about what happens to Park and Eleanor (that b*tch!). But when I reached the last page, I just want to throw it in the wall because the ending was the most disappointing ending I have ever read. Don't get me wrong, this is a painfully beautiful book, for someone like me who is very hard to please with contemporary novels, this one is getting on a par with my favorite contemporary, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.


Reading Wrap-up and my TBR Pile

Since my academic life officially ended last week, I have every luxury of time to finally catch-up on my reading! I don't even know how I managed to squeeze in three books during January and February since they were loaded with thesis + defense and other requirements. But if you're a graduating college student, you probably know how tempting it is to slack off in the academic department just because you're so fed up with everything. Maybe this was the reason why I was able to kick-in my goodreads challenge. He he he.