Thoughts & Reflections

2015 Favorites~

2015 favs

It’s time for yearly favorites *yay* I don’t do monthly favorites so I had almost forgotten about this year’s favorite post too. So glad I read it over at some other blogs and realized I have enough time to squeeze in a post before 2015 is over.

I believe 2015 went by in a blur and I didn’t get a chance to try out much stuff but when I started looking back at old posts to gather my favorites I was amazed. Damn there was a lot. Without further delay let’s get started.

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2015 Beauty Favs

~Beauty~

I realize beauty wise I got around to using quite a bunch of stuff. I got to use two different foundations, different eyeliners, lips, mascaras and what not. Below are my favorites.

Liner – I am still stuck on my Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in 01 Darkest Black. I’ve had it since 2014 and it’s still going strong for me.

Mascara – Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl has got to be the one for me. Perfect effect without crisping the eyelashes, what else does one want?

Foundation – Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr Nude Finish Foundation because it saved me through the horrendous summer we had this year. Thank you, Rimmel, I am forever in debt.

Lip Liner – MAC Beet

Lipstick – MAC Ruby Woo

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2015 Skincare Fav

~Skincare~

I’ve been very bad with the whole skincare department this year. I am just glad I picked up The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment as it had helped a lot with blemishes.

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~Fragrance~

Spritz wise Victoria’s Secret – Secret Escape Body Mist has been my bae this year and I doubt I will be falling out of love with this one anytime soon.

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2015 Books Fav

~Book~

I’ve been failing miserably at completing my goodreads challenge this year but I’ve got a few days in my hand and I hoping I’ll get it done in time. This year there has been just one book that I’ve wanted to reach out again and time again – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I loved it so much. I am linking my review of it so you can read me cry more about it in a detailed post. (CLICK HERE!!) My second favorite was All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, but I haven’t done a review yet so I was thinking to save it for 2016. Oh well. I am highly recommending these two to everyone I know that includes you too.

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That’s about it, guys. I will see you in my next post very soon! 🙂

Much Love,

~F x

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Beauty

The Queen of All Red Lipsticks ~ MAC Ruby Woo

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I love a good lipstick but I don’t wear them at all. I am always very self conscious when I have them on in public, which is very unlike me, so I usually don’t bother with them. There is just one shade I can’t resist – Red. I love trying different red lipsticks from everywhere but I never found any that would beat my Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 527 Lady Red.

A couple of months back I went to MAC and that’s when I saw Ruby Woo. This is not a small name in the makeup industry. This lipstick has a cult following and is considered a must-have in anyone’s collection. My encounter with it was instant love and I marked it on my ‘I am never buying this’ wish list. The reason was simple; at RO 9.250, I could not justify the purchase as I would never use it. Though that did not stop me from crying about it to everyone I know.

My birthday came in May which was a pathetic affair. All my family was busy with work and couldn’t even make it to dinner and I had to spend it alone with my sister-in-law. She was trying so hard to cheer me up but nothing worked. I was feeling miserable and that’s when she surprised me with a pretty black bag from MAC and guess what it held – RUBY WOO. I WAS SO HAPPY!!!!

Ruby Woo is a part of MAC Retro Matte Finish range and comes in their standard black bullet packaging. It has a very pleasant vanilla smell and taste. It has the most beautiful blues tones which makes it the deepest red there ever can be. Its lasting power is good as long as you are not eating or drinking. The best thing about this lipstick is that it goes fabulously with all skin tones making it an instant classic.

It just has one problem; its formula is very drying so it drags on your lips when you apply it. It’s not that big of a problem but for some it can be. It is nothing you can’t work out. I have noticed that if I am taking care of my lips which mean they are well scrubbed or I am using lip balm every day, it glides on without dragging. But if you are a lazy bum, that I am mostly, and lip prep session is never in your routine, this will be a bummer. I am linking a post written by Fatima from Lipsticks and Coffee. She recently wrote about Ruby Woo and has a good tip to share. Click here to read it! 🙂

If you are into red lips you need to buy Ruby Woo. If you’ve swatched it, I assure you there is no dupe that would ever satisfy you just as much as the original. It is such a unique color and deserves all the hype it gets.

I want to thank my sister-in-law so very much for this gorgeous present. If it were to me I know it would have still been on that wish list but thanks to her, I own it now and rock it (ft. in my bedroom with DJ Snapchat).

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