Wednesday, 26 February 2014

I've Passed


Alhamdulillah.. One of the things in my list for this year is to finally have a driving license. I had my driving test yesterday and the examiner was kind and generous. I'm glad I had him as my examiner as I heard there are strict examiners. I was so nervous while waiting to be called but even more nervous when the examiner told me that he had passed me. Lol!

I have not been diligent with my posts this month. I've realised that I have been posting about skincare and make up. In fact, I actually took my stuffs from that post office for the last few things I ordered last month and early this month. I have one more package that hasn't arrived and they already despatched it on the 14th last month. More than a month already!

Update on the new skincare products I've been using. So far I'm loving most of them. Hehe.. I had breakouts but I think it was because of the mask I've been using. It draws the impurities out which is awesome as the zit has been wanting to come out but hadn't. Clear face now. Woot!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Luxury Serum | Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair SynchronizedRecovery Complex II


I finally caved in with the hype around this product. It has only been couple of weeks since I started working and my skin has been feeling dry by the end of the day (end of office hours to be exact!).

I actually have been contemplating to purchase this because I don't think I need this yet. Afterall, I already bought a hydrating serum from Caudalie and another hyped-up product - Hydraluron but I do not have it with me yet. So for the past weeks I have been using the Caudalie serum and unfortunately feel it does nothing with my office central air-conditioned environment.

I have tried this serum couple of times - afterall it's only steps away from my office. See I told you my office surroundings are feeding my skincare and make up addictions. Back to the serum - it feels light, silky, a little tacky but instantly hydrates and moisturises my skin - it tempted me! So much!

My first impression for this product is AHMAZING. I put this on for the first time last night and today, my skin does not feel dry by the end of the day. Mind you, I did not use it this morning. So I replaced my night serum with this and still use Caudalie serum during the day. And today my skin interestingly does not feel dry even until after work. I'm impressed! Of course, this is only my first impression and hoping in a month or so I'd still say the same thing.

I'll come back with another review with this product soon. For now I will be using this diligently every night for at least a month and I'll tell you the verdict by then.

You can get this at Hua Ho Yayasan 30ml for B$115

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wishlist | Organic and Natural Skincare

I never imagine myself to have this wish list. I mean, I'm not a green type of person and I normally don't care what's in my skincare. Well except for Parabens, I'd prefer paraben-free products. BUT after I came across these brands and read countless of reviews of their products, I couldn't help myself to have them in my list.

The brands include Antipodes, Michael Todd, REN skincare to name a few as of today. Is there even such a thing? For Antipodes, I have a lot of their products that I want to try including their day and night cream, cleanser, mask and face oil and serums. I already bought their toner, their divine face oil and aura manuka honey mask are next in my list. I also have bought Michael Todd's Charcoal Deep Pore cleanser and Blue Algae toner last month from their site. I heard a lot of good things about these two products hence the purchase. From all the reviews, masks from REN skincare seems to be superior than other brands especially their Radiance Glycolactic mask and Invisible Detox Pores mask. I've bought the latter and will buy the other next. Such a mask hoarder!



Woah! That's definitely a lot in my wishlist. Oh! One more brand in my list is PAI skincare. I want to try their cleanser (cleanser again!) and also their Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil. That's my next face oil I want to try. Ok, I need to stop. :P

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Haul | Skincare Splurges

from Cult Beauty - Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel 150ml £27.08 | AESOP Parsley Seed Masque 60ml £22.50 | Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum 30ml £24.17 | Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml £9.17
from Strawberrynet - Clinique Take the day off Cleansing Balm 125ml US$42 | Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturiser 50ml US$63.50 | Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner 125ml US$36
These finally arrivedddd. I purchased this in January, arrived late January and I just took them from the post office today. I can't wait to use them all especially the mask which I might start be using later tonight and slowly adding and replacing the ones I'm currently using like cleansers, serums and moisturisers. I'm really hoping that all these products will work great on my skin.

I also bought Eve Lom Discovery set which includes their well-known cleanser, rescue mask and radiance TLC cream. I bought this because I wanted to try the cleanser but knowing that it contains mineral oil which I'm not sure if it's working with my skin or not, so I'm going to keep it first.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Mid-week Pamper


I finally started working again last Monday after a long maternity leave. Supposed to report duty last two weeks but I extended my leave. I had to look after my babies while my parents went for Umrah. So it has only been a few days at work, I find it not productive as there are distractions. It's steps away from shopping mall which feeding my skincare and makeup obsessions. Gahhh! :P Anyway, I had a pampering session today just because I just bought these items yesterday - Shea body butter, Honeymania gentle scrub and Moringa Beautifying Oil. It's part of my resolution this year to take better care of myself. Afterall, I'm sure I'll need more pampering and relaxing treat once I'm overload with works. *wails*

P/S: I really love the dry oil. It smells really really nice. :D

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Favourites | January 2014

I thought I'd start again doing this monthly favourites post - because I love reading about them and I also hope I'll be able to do this every month. God how was I so spendy last month! I spent so much on skincare but only one came as expected (so unfortunate!) hence not many made it to my favourites.

Since I have been on skincare obsess for the past month, I found a new cleanser - Simple Kind to Skin Facial Wash Gel (review here) which I've been using twice a day daily. Then my new day moisturiser that I ordered came. Although I have only been using it for a week, I'm already in love with it. The citrus-y smell, light texture and it doesn't look greasy or shiny after applying but still keep my skin moisturise - my new love Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I also have to thank my serum - Laneige Water Bank Essence and sleeping mask - Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX for keeping my skin hydrated and moisturised every night.

On to makeup, I have been using Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Sand Beige - I found Nude to have pink undertone instead of yellow or neutral which I think won't look good on me. For concealer I also have been using Revlon Colorstay concealer in Medium - it has an orange undertone and it works well on my under eye area and also red spots besides my nose. I also have been using the blusher in my Laura Mercier palette a lot last month. It gives a healthy glow on my face. Such a pretty colour! So these are the products that I have been using a lot and most loved last month.