Two Hands Cafe

August 17, 2017

I took a week off work so I could have some time to myself to enjoy the rest of summer. I'm in the city every single day, yet I barely have time to explore. There are a ton of restaurants that I have bookmarked on yelp so I was really excited to have been able to go to one of them.

Stop Being Lazy With Your Sunscreen!

July 29, 2017

So that title, huh? I'm definitely not the right person to be writing about applying sunscreen because honestly....I always forget. Lately I've been applying sunscreen everyday, no matter what. I was on vacation to the Bahamas and got sunburned pretty badly - second degree sunburns are no laughing matter. I should've reapplied sunscreen on my body after I got out of the water, and reapplied every 2 hours like the directions on the bottle stated, but I didn't so that's why I had blisters all over my legs. Fortunately, I applied sunscreen on my face and had a hat on so my face didn't get burned like the rest of my body.

On vacation I brought the Pixi Skin Treats Sun Mist with me because I knew I would be lazy with my makeup and sunscreen. Most days I barely had time to apply any makeup, but I knew that sunscreen would be an essential because I'm so afraid of getting sun damage.

My New Favorite Foundation

June 18, 2017

Summer is almost here and that means it's that time again where I struggle to find a foundation that'll last on my skin. I've tried almost every single foundation that claims it's best for oily skin, and I've tried so many mattifying primers as well. The foundation and primer would work for a week, and then afterwards it seems to just stop working. I consider my skin oily, but occasionally I get rough patches here and there. When I heard about MAC Cosmetics' Next to Nothing foundation I wasn't all that interested because MAC foundations usually break me out. I was also told by an employee that this foundation was more luminous and not the best for oily skin, but I wanted to give it a try anyways. Let me say that I am completely shocked at how this foundation wore on my skin.

Kate Somerville Eradikate Mask

May 14, 2017

Stress + problematic skin? That's nothing new, especially now that the semester is coming to an end. Whenever I'm stressed out, I find that I get more of those pesky little break outs. I've been a fan of Kate Somerville products for years now, and you know I love the Eradikate treatment (blog post). So of course, I was pleased to find out that Kate Somerville came out with a mask!

Adding a Liquid Highlighter to my Routine

April 21, 2017

I'm so obsessed with highlighters, and I'm glad to see so many brands coming out with new releases. I've tried getting into cream highlighters but they always look patchy on my skin even if I use it before foundation. When the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter released, I was really excited for it and ordered it right away.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Light

April 1, 2017

Contouring? It was a trend I never thought I'd get into. I remember a few months ago, I didn't even know how to contour. Now contouring is a part of my everyday routine. I own so many contour powders (ok, maybe just 3) and I think I've found my holy grail product.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

March 22, 2017

This has been one of the most raved about foundations this year. So many people have been into stick foundations, and I did jump on that bandwagon too with the Anastasia Beverly Hills stick foundation. After hearing all the great reviews on this Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick I knew that I had to give it a try.

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist

February 27, 2017

I am a strong believer in setting sprays, or any type of spray that'll help my skin and makeup overall. I've been using the Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray for a while and I've noticed recently that it doesn't help with the patchy spots on my skin. My skin type fluctuates a lot during this time of year, and right now it's still oily with a few dry patches.  When I went to Sephora in search for something, this First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist immediately caught my eye.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

February 4, 2017

It's been a while since I last posted anything! If I'm being honest, I've been really lazy. I've also been extremely stressed between work and school, so it's been hard trying to figure out how to balance everything in my life. The only thing that hasn't changed since my last post? My skin! Dry patches are still there and it's been so frustrating especially when trying to apply foundation on.

What I Got For Christmas

January 8, 2017

I got a lot of great makeup products for Christmas and of course I had to test them all out the day after. I've been really impressed with every single one that I received. I was surprised to get some things from my wishlist as well, I guess it's beneficial to have a wishlist on the blog!

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