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

REVIEW ~ The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment

I was eyeing this product from a while but was too broke to get a full size bottle. A few months back I was browsing The Body Shop aisle when I discovered they did a mini size– 15 ml – of the product too for just RO 2.400. How could I resist? It went to my basket right away.

The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment for Combination to Oily Skin comes in a round transparent plastic bottle. The formula is gel and you have a pump to extract it. It has the same seaweed smell that all the other product of this range has which is pleasant and not too sea-ish. I usually take about two to three pumps of this product, one for each cheek and the rest for forehead, nose, chin and jaw line.

I have experimented quite a lot with this product as I had trouble with it initially. I have been breaking out a lot since last year and it kind of hasn’t stopped at all. I was using The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil (Click for my complete review here) to minimize the breakouts. It works wonders on my skin. So when I first started trailing out Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment my routine was something like this for the first two to three days; cleanse, moisturize, Vitamin E Serum in Oil and then Seaweed Clarifying Nigh Treatment. It did not work out for me at all. I didn’t see any results. I didn’t give up because I thought the oil and gel combo wasn’t working well together. I tried another routine; cleanse, moisturize and Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment. That didn’t work out too. I was very disappointed and thought this product isn’t going to work for me at all.

Then one night I just cleansed my skin and applied Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment right away. The next morning I woke up with a clearer complexion and minimized acne. I was over the moon. Since then that’s how I have been using this Night Treatment. It works so well alone. You don’t need to fuss around with other products. This one’s for all my lazy girls who dread a night time routine but do want a clear complexion and skin.

I love this product and seeing how I am almost done with 15 ml bottle I think it’s time I get the full sized one.

Love,

~F x

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