September Favorites & OOTD

Top: Forever 21 Graphic Tees | Jeans: Topshop Ankle Grazer
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: Celine Cabas Tote
Necklaces: Willow Jewelry
Watch: CK | Rings: Willow Jewelry | Bangles: Tiffany Atlas Bangke/Willow Jewelry Double Ended Pearl | Bracelet: Pandora
Sunglasses: House of Sunglasses | Earrings: Willow Jewelry Small Hoop Earrings

IMG_6566IMG_6549IMG_6552 Since it’s my birthday month I’m going to do a monthly favorites. These are the things I have been loving and have been using a lot this month. It’s mostly beauty products and only one non beauty related.

Here goes.

My September Favorites.

IMG_2422IMG_2423Derma E Refining Vitamin A and Glycolic Cleanser and Derma E Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Toner.

I have been loving this Derma e facial cleanser and toner. I have been using this everyday since I bought this. I discovered this through Hayley Thompson, (you can search her on Youtube. But I will leave her links below) one of my favorite beauty gurus in Youtube. Actually, she mentioned the toner only. How it worked for her. So, when I saw the Derma e brand in Healthy Options I picked it up right away and I also picked up the facial cleanser to go with the toner.

I’m so glad I bought this. It really worked for my skin. I have been having break outs lately (I never ever have break outs in my life. I guess this is because of my menopausal) and ever since I started using these my breakouts are more controlled. If ever I do get a breakout it disappears the very next day. Not like before it takes weeks before it disappears.

It cleans my face thoroughly and it naturally exfoliates my skin. These are my first bottles but definitely I am re purchasing these products. Love this!

IMG_2425L’Oreal Double Extension Curl Mascara.

I use falsies most of the time but before I put my falsies this is the mascara that I have been using and loving this month. I love that it lengthens and adds volume to my eye lashes. This is one great drugstore brand mascara. I highly recommend this. And this is also water proof. So, no smudges!

First step: use the white wand first. This is the base of your mascara. It has fibers that lengthen your eyelashes. Second step: after using the white wand, you can now apply your mascara, the black wand.

CollageThe Body Shop Concealer Pencils in 02 & 05.

These are my favorite concealer and highlighter. I used the darker shade (05) to conceal my dark spots. I have a lot of pigmentation going on my face plus some age spots. So, I really need a good concealer. I have tried all kinds of concealers but this one works best for me. The lighter shade (02) I used it under my eyes for brightening and highlighting.

The combination of these 2 is the best! I have been using these 2 the whole month and you can see by the look of it that it is well loved.

IMG_2435Big Easy. Benefit’s BB cream. This is one of the samples that I got from my perk points at Sephora. Actually, I had this since early this year. I just started to use it this month and I love it. I use this as a primer for my face.

On ordinary days this month I just use this and my Body Shop Concealer pencils and I’m good to go. No need for foundation or powder. I like that it has SPF and it’s oil free.

I’m definitely buying the big tube!

CollageThe Balm’s Meet Matte Nude Eye Shadow Palette.

I have been reaching for this among all my eye shadow palettes everyday this month. It’s so easy to use and I love all the shades. My favorites are Matt Singh, I use it on my crease area. Matt Rosen, I use at the corners of my eyes and Matt Wood, I use it to line my eyes.

This combination makes a good smokey eye look. Love this.

 CollageChanel Le Crayon Lèvres in Mordorè – Nude & in Brume-Toffee.

Ever since the 90’s look came back (thanks to Kylie Jenner) I have been obsessed with over drawn, bold matte lips.

These 2 Chanel lip pencils are authentic 90’s shade. Like I mentioned in my Sephora & CVS Mini Haul post I still have Chanel make up I haven’t used that I bought or hoarded through the years. Yes, it goes all the way back to the 90’s. Can you believe that? I found a few unopened lip pencils.

I heard that Chanel doesn’t make the Brume-Toffee shade anymore. I don’t know if they still make the Mordorè-Nude.

Look at the shades, so 90’s!

IMG_2448Don’t you just love it? Actually, I use this as a lipstick. I put lip balm first so it will be easy to use, it just glides and also my lips won’t look so dry since it’s matte, then I line my lips and shade it in. And…

Viola! Welcome to the 90’s, my era!

IMG_2452The Balm’s Bahama mama Bronzer.

This is my favorite bronzer this month! I have been using this everyday. I like that it is not so shimmery. I use this to contour my face.

IMG_2454The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer aka “The Luminizer”

This is the third product of The Balm that is in my favorite list this month!

Ever since I started using this I have been reaching for this everyday. This is highly pigmented. You only need a teeny tiny bit to luminize your face. I use it on top of my cheekbones, at the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow and on my chin. Or any part of my face that will hit the light.

IMG_2450My Raybans arrived. Yay!

I ordered these online and it just arrived a few days ago. I haven’t even use it yet.

Actually, this is the one that I like:

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 7This is not yet available in the Philippines and it’s always out of stock online.

So, I settled for the pink aviator which is also as cute as the Retro Round one.

And I saw a cute pink wayfarer! It is kinda similar to my pink Celine.

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 3 But I couldn’t resist it, so I bought it too!

So, my 2 new Raybans made it to my favorite list this month!

My non beauty product that I am obsessing this month is these Washi Masking Tapes! I saw these in National Bookstore (Power Plant) and I panicked. I love it!

IMG_2457I am still going back for more! There’s a lot of different patterns in different colors and they have it in big sizes too. Like packing tape big.

There you go. My September Favorites.

I can’t believe it’s October tomorrow. Hello, October.

You can find my favorite beauty guru, Hayley Thompson here:


I love this girl.

Re: Outfit today. I don’t understand my outfit today. I look like a porn star. hahahahahahaha. It’s a good thing Claudia didn’t see me wearing this cause she was in school. Otherwise she’ll get angry at me and say I’m mid life-ing again.

And it’s a good thing also that I just went to my Dentist, so, nobody really saw me! Yikes.


  • Hi Tina: Good news for you. Chanel still makes the nude lip liner. Check out peche as well as natural the next time you are in the stores shopping Chanel. You may like them too!

  • you certainly do NOT look like a porn star. in fact, you look effortlessly sleek and chic again! you just have that built to pull this off. do you work out?

    • hahahahahaha I said that because my boobs look so big and I’m not used to wearing red lipstick and partly I was just joking!
      No, I don’t work out. I try to jump in the treadmill and elliptical machine once in awhile. I am rather lazy.

  • Ms. T i love the shade of your lippie. may i know what’s the brand and shade? thank you, 🙂

    • I used an old Shu Uemura lipstick in #723. I am not sure if Shu Uemura still make this shade. This is an old lipstick and I haven’t been to Shu Uemura in a long long time so I don’t know if they still have this shade 🙂

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