I don’t believe in the whole ~you can never have too many bags~ thing. Maybe because lately I started to understand the whole quality > quantity idea, and the concept of actually getting use out of the items you own. What is the point of spending 3000$ on a bag that sees sunlight once a year? I believe that all you need is a few bags for different situations (work, night out, casual day, fancy event..etc).
If I had all the money in the world……
- LV Alma BB in Vernis Leather (or Epi) – I love how small and cute this bag is. To me, this looks like a casual brunch out with friends type of bag. It carries all the essentials while still looking cute and sophisticated.
- Prada Double Zip Tote – A perfect work bag because it is structured and carries a lot of stuff. I love how it also has a strap that you can attach to it. Prada bags are classic and elegant, which would make it my ideal work bag.
- Balenciaga City Tote – Kinda edgy and super casual, the balenciaga bag brings out the edgier side in every outfit. It looks especially great after being worn in a bit, especially since the leather is so soft.
- Hermes Kelly – The most expensive and luxurious bag out of the bunch, you can’t simply rock up to Hermes to buy one of these. At roughly $10,000, this bag is at the top in terms of quality and name brand. This would be a great bag for a formal work event, or even just casually on a day out when paired with the strap.
With the whole contour and highlighting trend going around lately, brands have been bringing their A-game when it comes to releasing products to match what consumers want. With hourglass releasing their ambient bronzer and BECCA doing their collab with Jaclyn Hills, the hype for contour and highlight products is real.
I myself, have accumulated a tiny collection of highlight and bronzing products.
Sleek contour and highlight kit in light
Hourglass ambient bronzer in luminous light
Bobbi Brown bronzing powder in natural
Not pictured: Benefit Hoola, which I finished and threw away. Will repurchase in the future.
Mac mineralized skinfinish in perfect topping (the 2014 version)
BECCA skin perfecting powder in rose gold and moonstone
BECCA skin perfecting liquid in moonstone
The texture for the sleek contour and highlight kit is more chalky than the rest. However for the price, the product it is totally worth it.
Texture wise, BECCA has the nicest powder formula. It is smooth, buttery and a dream to apply.
Shade range wise, gotta give it to Bobbi Brown.
I wish Hourglass would come out with more shades of their bronzer because it is so pretty.
I want to try NARS Laguna and the Too Faced chocolate bronzers.
I only recently started being obsessed with highlighters. When done right, it is glowy, healthy and perfect. When done wrong, it can look greasy and shiny. BECCA is probably most well known for their highlighters, especially after their recent collaboration with Jacklyn Hill for the Champagne Pop Highlighter.
I have the pressed shimmering skin perfectors in moonstone and rose gold, and the liquid shimmering skin perfectors in moonstone.
The liquid formula is the least shimmery out of the liquid and pressed versions. I don’t have the poured formula, so I don’t know how that compares. The only issue I have with the liquid formula is the pump. It is hard to use, and dispenses too much product at one time. It is more glowy than shimmery, for those that want a more natural looking highlight. There is a slight scent to the product, but nothing offensive.
My first BECCA product was the Moonstone pressed shimmering skin perfector. It is a sparkly intense pale gold shade that looks great on paler skin tones. The powder is super silky and soft, a little bit goes a super long way. I don’t think anyone would ever finish one of these products.
I originally wanted to get Opal, but it was out of stock so I settled for the rose gold shade. On me, I don’t use it as an highlight but more as a blush. I layer this over a nude blush to give it a bit more of a pink tone + shimmer.
The pressed contains 8g for 38USD
The liquid contains 50ml for 41USD
BECCA products are expensive, but in my opinion worth it. I will never finish any of these product, and they are so beautiful.
I just wish the pump wasn’t so annoying.
Blush is my weakness. I have more than I will ever need in my life. Maybe it is the colours, maybe it is the packaging, maybe it is the way it finishes off a look. There is so many great formulas and shades out there that I kinda feel like I have to ‘catch them all’.
Bobbi Brown Washed Rose, NARS Oasis
Clockwise – Tarte Exposed, Tarte Celebrated, Nars Madly
Clockwise – Mac Dollywink, Benefit Dandelion, Canmake Cheek and Highlight (Discontinued), Mac Pink swoon, Nars Angelika
Clockwise: Mac Dainty, NARS O, NARS DT, NARS SO, Canmake PW23.
Clockwise – Tarte Tipsy, Colourpop Bonus, Canmake Cheek and Highlight (Discontinued), NARS Torrid, MAC Solar Ray
Jill Stuart Candy Orange