I hope you’ve had a lovely and warm Christmas with your family and friends. I spent mine with my family and we had a gourmet soirée. It’s almost the end of the year and cliché as it may sound, I am amazed at how quickly the time went by. I started this blog in May, so it exists already 7 months! I noticed that my blog post on my lip favorites was the most popular post and that reading about my empties is also something that you guys like to read. So what perfect way to end the year with a Cup of Favorites and Cup of Empties.
I’ll divide this Cup of Favorites in several parts. In Part I, I’ll share my favorite skincare products and face make up with you. In Part II, I’ll cover eyes and lips :).
1. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
This won’t come as a surprise to you. This is definitely my ALL TIME FAVORITE cleansing product. It’s soft, moisturizing, doesn’t sting the eyes and does an amazing job removing all your make up (waterproof mascara and all).
2. Tony Moly Coffee Scrub
I’ve been using this soft scrub for years. If you’re a fan of a mild moisturizing scrub, you’ll love this. The particles are quite small and doesn’t numb your facial skin, like a St. Yves does. This stuff indeed smells like coffee, but doesn’t linger on the skin. You only smell it when scrubbing. Using this in the morning is really a treat!
3. Rituals Body Butter – Magic Touch
If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll know by now I have pretty dry skin. It used to be worse! But thanks to an intensive treatment with bath oils, my skin has gotten better. To keep it moisturized, it is important for me to use body butters. I much prefer body butters over body lotions. They are so much more rich, thick and longlasting. I usually go for Rituals, because the scent is fresh and longlasting. My favorite aroma would definitely be Magic Touch: Cherry Blossom & Rice Milk!
4. Kruidvat Originals – Skin oil Almond
You know I had serious case of dry lips. It got so bad that the dry patches surrounded my mouth. Up to a month ago my local drugstore, Kruidvat, came out with a line of natural products. When I saw this little bottle of Almond oil for 1,99 €, I thought it was worth the try. Every night before I go to bed, I rub a couple of drops on my face and my skin has gotten so much better! Definitely going to continue using this!
Face make up
1. Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation
I have been enjoying this full cover foundation so much. It’s matt and stays perfect on the skin throughout the day. In combination with some aftershave balm, I swear it doesn’t budge. It’s quite liquidy, so it feels quite light weight on the skin. I put a couple of dots of this product on my face and blend it out with the beauty blender.
5. NYX HD Photogenic Finishing Powder
Does any one of you have such fine lines under the eyes that any product would sink into it and make the lines even more prominent? Sadly I’ve had these fine lines since a long time. My mom doesn’t even have these fine under eye lines… Luckily, I have my trusty finishing powder from NYX that fixes my concealer without accentuating these charming lines of mine… This powder is incredible fine and sets your make up effortlessly.
These products were my absolute favorites! What have you been enjoying the past year?
I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll talk to you in my next post!
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