February has been a happy and inspiring month. I've thought a lot more about the the idea of "fewer and better" - fewer, better clothes, fewer, better meals, fewer, better social interactions. As a direct result of this, beauty wise I've pretty much stuck to my plain old routine with only these few (but quality) lip products that are worth a shout out.
I rediscovered 2 old favorites (that I thought I'd lost but were in fact tucked away in a neglected makeup pouch) - the Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in "Boy." The former smells decadent like chocolate and adds a velvety layer of moisture; the latter is my all-time favorite MLBB lipstick which never fails me.
I also sneaked in a little purchase this month as a new Bourjois shelf made its way into Hysan Place in Causeway Bay Hong Kong. Bourjois has been available at select drugstores in Hong Kong for years now, but the selection is often limited and we rarely get any of the exciting new launches. Seeing all the amazing lip products (AND healthy mix line... which is next on my wishlist!) in person proved too exciting to resist, and after swatching literally every shade of the Color Boost line, I ended up with the Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in "Fushia Libre," a glossy, wearable, bright, happy pink. It's the perfect balance of bright and wearable, making it equally appropriate for office and happy hour. As for the formula, you know the drill... glossy, hydrating, sheer but pigmented... I feel like I sound like a broken record by now. But what's worth raving is that the Bourjois formula is top notch and in my opinion better than both the Clinique Chubby Sticks and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Well done Bourjois.
Not photographed, I've been obsessed with 2 randomly discovered albums - Echosmith "Talking Dreams" and Royal Teeth "Glow." Spotify on repeat. Food wise it's been all about the homemade dumplings which we make from scratch every Chinese New Year. Can't get enough of them!
How was your February?