Mid Year Favorites!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hey guys! :D

I realized that I haven't made a favorites post on here since a year ago! :O It was actually one of the first posts I ever made. So I thought it would be fun to do one again :) I'll skip the chit chat and get right into it :D

Favorite Scent: 

Halle Berry Pure Orchid Perfume:

Do any of you have that one specific scent that you haven't been able to pull away from? Well this is that scent for me. I remember my mom bought me this perfume when I was a freshman in high school (well not this one exactly because that would be a miracle if it has lasted me that long). I absolutely loved it and have been going back to it ever since! :D I'm not great at describing scents but if I had to, I would say that it smells of summer. It has a warm florally scent to it. I think I've come to the realization that my all time favorite scent is anything orchid. Other scents (like candy scents and fruity scents) usually don't sit well with me (but only when I wear them).

Dial Cherry Blossom Hand Soap

Now you're probably wondering what the heck is a hand soap doing here haha but just trust me and you'll thank me later! I was hanging out at my friends house one day and we were going to eat so I asked if I could wash my hands. She had this exact hand soap on her sink so I used it and I could not stop smelling my hands! <3 It was just too good and so I had to go and get my hands on it (literally! haha) and now it has become my go to hand soap! I have the bottle in my room and just pump a few squirts of soap when ever I wash my hands because I am not about to run out of it because everyone else wants to use it haha. 

Favorite Movie: 

KiKi's Delivery Service:

This! Movie! Is! MY CHILDHOOD!!! I was obsessed with this movie when I was younger and I recently re-watched it because my sister gave it to me as a graduation present and I was reminded of it's awesomeness! I'm not big on anime films but this movie and "My Neighbor Totoro" are my absolute most favorite movies in the entire world. But Hands down Kiki's Delivery Service is the all time favorite. Have any of you ever seen this movie? and if so did you like it or not like it? let me know :) 

Favorite Cleanser: 

Micellar Cleansing Water:

So I'm a bit late to this but this "miracle water" has been all the hype lately! I was recommended to try this out by a friend of mine and at first I was a bit skeptical about it because I thought it was too oily. Once I started using it more and realized that you had to shake the bottle before using it (if you couldn't tell, I have a problem with reading instructions). I just love feeling like my face has been completely cleansed. Sometimes with makeup wipes you don't really get rid of all the dirt that is left on your face but this product does a really good job at doing so. I tend to go through about 4 cotton pads every night to completely remove all of the dirt and make up. 

Crest 3D White Mouth Wash:

I realize how gross this sounds and believe me, I am grossed out myself but I have never used mouth wash before. But in my defense mouth wash burns!! And I could never handle it long enough to actually clean my mouth. But I recently discovered (okay so maybe I didn't discover it, my mom pointed it out) that they sell alcohol free mouth wash and it's like heaven has scent me a gift for being a good human being :) haha. How long has this existed? I was never aware of this but I'm glad that I've finally found it and it's always better late than never right? ;) So if you have a hard time with alcohol based mouth wash like me. I recommend you try this one :) 

Favorite Foundation:

Make Up Forever HD:

I have always used the Maybelline BB Cream foundation as my go to, but this year I really wanted to try out a high end foundation to see what all the buzz was about. So I became an avid viewer of Daily Makeup routines on youtube and came to the conclusion that I wanted to try the Make Up Forever HD foundation. As soon as I tried this foundation I instantly loved how light weight it was! The coverage was great! I didn't want something that was too much coverage but that was build able and this foundation is just that. With a small layer you get a very natural coverage which is exactly what I wanted! What is your favorite foundation? :) 

Favorite eye shadows:

Colour Pop Super Shock Eye Shadows!! 

1. Sunset Blvd from the KaePop Collection (Gold)
2. Beverly from the KaePop Collection (Magenta)
3. Hustle (Purple) 

This year, I have come to found how much I truly love colour pop products! I started out buying some of their matte lippies and eventually ventured out. I tried some of their blushes, a bronzer and a high lighter but I unfortunately was not a fan of them. I personally don't like creme based makeup. When I saw the pictures online I just assumed they would be powder based but they're some how a mix between a powder and a creme. The eye shadows are actually of similar texture but I really do love the eye shadows!! They're so pigmented, blend so nicely and absolutely beautiful! I'm definitely going to be buying more! 

Favorite Lip Products: 

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip:

Colors (top to bottom):
1. Limbo
2. Avenue
3. Tulle
4. Chilly Chilly
5. Stingraye
6. Beeper

All I need and want to say is... THESE are amazing and I cannot get enough of them :') 
Have you ever tried these? Did you like them or were you not a fan of them? 

Mac Lip Liners:

Colors (left to right)
1. Whirl
2. Spice

I love lip liners because you can use them on their own to fill in your lips and they do wonders to them. I love these two colors the most because they're so natural looking. 

Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color: 

Color: Merlot

I bought this lip stick back in January and it was my go to for the longest time! I haven't used it as much but I think i'm going to start wearing it again. By the way, whenever I wear this color I get a lot of complements ;) So go get yourself one! :D <3

Kat Von D Ever Lasting Liquid Lipstick:

Color (center one): Lolita

I never ever want this product to end! It is my favorite and my go to all day everyday!! I had purchased one of these liquid lipsticks before at the end of last year in the color OutLaw (red) and while it is a very beautiful color I didn't like how it looked on me and I didn't like how difficult it was to work with. But that's because it's such a bold color that you have to work fast with it and make sure to not accidentally smudge outside of your lips other wise it makes a big mess. I think it was just about finding the right shade. Now this has become my daily lip color and I'm not even made about it. 

Mac Lip Stick:

Color (left) : Amorous

If anyone has ever told you how amazing mac lipsticks are and you didn't believe them and accused them of being materialists because of the brand, well it's time you start apologizing because mac lip sticks are the best lip sticks in the world!!!! They're the perfect consistency of creamy and long lasting and they keep your lips moisturized all day long. 

What are some of your favorites? :) 

"Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter."



  1. I'm like that with scents ! I always where the Lush Vanillary, I can't go out without it because I don't feel like me hehe :) I'm defintely going to try that hand soap, it must smell great if everyone wants to use it ! I love micellar water and was delighted when they bough out this version because I always use waterproof ! I'm also obsessed with my neighbour totoro ! Those lipglosses are sooo pigmented ! I've got to get my hands on some of those :) I hope you have a really lovely week !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx


    1. Right! if you find that one amazing scent, after a while you're too scared to find something better haha. It does! :D I hope you find it! Yeah :D That's what I love most because waterproof makeup is a struggle to get off! Aww yes! Totoro is so cute <3 I always wished he was real so that I could hug him haha. I seriously recommend ;) <3

    2. I just thought I'd let you know honey, I've tagged you to do a simple pleasures tag :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx


  2. Yooo, I totallyyyyy remember "Kiki's Delivery Service"!! Admittedly - never actually seen it, but I REMEMBER the commercials. What memories! I'm always on the look-out for new scents and I gotta say, that one by Halle Berry looks awesome :)

    -Lor // acozyspace.org

    1. Really!!? :D Yesss!! haha I love that feeling of when you come across something that came out when you were younger and now its kind of forgotten so it's like a secret little treasure :D If you ever do get the chance to smell it, do it! and you won't regret it :D

  3. I love the colourpop brand, they do some great products for great prices! I am literally laughing out loud about the mouth wash, you are too funny. I love that you keep the soap in your room...I feel like I would either do that or buy like 800 so as not to run out! I've used Halle Berry's "Halle" perfume which is beautiful but Pure Orchid sounds amazing! Great favorites! XO -Kim

    1. Right! Colourpop is just great :D hahaha I swear I struggled with that for a while haha but thankfully I was able to find one just for me because let me tell you bad breath in the morning feels horrible! (P.S. whenever I say that I totally imagine Regina and her squad saying eww like when they did to Katie in Mean girls haha).. haha I should have probably done that myself haha nothing is worse then when your favorite product gets discontinued and you didn't plan ahead to buy more :'( .. It's soo good! I 100% recommend you try it out if you ever get the chance :)

  4. I haven't seen Kiki's delivery service but I think I should add it to my list to watch. A Japanese anime movie by the same director though that I liked is Howl's moving Castle, have you seen it? It was so good ,though it's been a long time since I have seen it.
    The scent that I couldn't pull away from is a body wash from bath and body works that smelled like blackberries and pink jasmine. It just made me so happy to smell when I used it but I ran out fast. As for makeups, I don't really get into makeups much, usually just foundation so I don't really have a brand that I'm into. If I ever decide to get more makeup, I might check out the products you like.
    Great post Crystal! It’s always great to learn more about you. :)

  5. Ahhh how did I miss this?!?!, that Halle Berry perfume looks soooo good, when I was 17 I use to go to this one department store while I was waiting for my friends to make it into town and just sniff all the perfumes and use all the testers, the sales people at times use to give the eyes LOL cause I would never buy anything XD Now I stick to Hello Kitty's bubble gum spray and may get a bit too excited when I spray it and people know if I'm at the gym XD hahahahaha. I've never watched Kiki's Delivery Service but let's be honest if it's a kids movie and it's animated I'm most likely going to love it. That was like me with Ferngully, have you seen it? I was obsessed when I found it and started watching it again. I've heard a lot about the Colour Pop Eyeshadows, I'm pretty sure Shaaanxo did a collab with them on a few colours! :O if I could afford Mac their lipsticks look incredible.... it's probs for the best that I can't afford it! :p Amorous is such a gorgeous colour and I bet it suits you so well! <3 xoxo