28 Aug 2016

♡ 10 steps korean skincare routine

Hello :)

This morning when I woke up, I went on youtube and search videos with "korean skincare" titles. I found this "10 steps korean skincare routine" which I thought was pretty interesting. My skincare routine only involves foam cleaner, toner, moisturiser and sometimes mask + scrub. So I looked up products I would be likely buying to complete my routine and the total came up to around $160. Such a huge amount to be spent in one go, so I'm not going to buy them all at once and plus it's online shopping, I would have to pay more taxes.

1. Oil-based cleanser - Banila Co Clean It Zero
2. Water-based cleanser - I have a foam Clearasil cleanser
4. Toner - I have the Pixi glow tonic
10. Sun protection/bb cream with SPF or night cream - Tick for sunscreen and for night cream Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream.

27 Aug 2016

♡ Elizavecca carbonated bubble clay mask

Hello people of the world!

I'm back with a small review of the much talked about: bubble mask. I first heard about this from Tati on youtube and it sounded so much fun, so I purchase one pot for myself from cosmetic-love.com. I think it cost me around $11 which is relatively not bad for a mask.

I got it today in the mail and could not wait to try it! Let's see, how can I start? How I applied it..I scooped a small amount of product (enough for my face because I don't like double dipping) with the mini spatula provided. I applied it on my face and spread it out evenly on my face with my fingers.

It started bubbling instantly on application. Seconds later, piggy face, huge face, you get it right? It was fun to press my the mask. I rub the mask again all over to see if it would bubble again which yes it did but not as much as the first time. I rub again and washed my face. I have to say that it was a teeny bit hard to wash off compared to over clay mask I use, for this one I would recommend removing it with warm water and face cloth. I just washed my face off, I can feel my face being drier, it kind of feels like I put something with high level of alcohol on my face - fyi, my face is acne-prone and sensitive especially to alcohol.

Let's see the claims for this product:
"The bubbles help exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pesky pores while delivering the nutrients deep into the skin. The effect is purer, tighter pores and excessive sebum-control that helps fight against future clogging."

Exfoliate dead skin cells - ok yes I think it did, my skin does feel soft 
Unclog pesky pores - this one is tricky because I did not have any visible blackheads before application...so I don't know
Purer, tighter pore and excessive sebum-control - my face does feel clean, and tight and dry right now, I don't know yet if this will change my skin oil secretion.

Really fun process!

Skin feels much drier compared to other clay mask I've used

I will update you guy later on this product, it's going to be in my weekly routine as from now. This review was only a first impression :)

Thanks cosmetic-love for selling this, I love trying new products out. It's so much fun. 

I sooo want to try the magnetic mask thingy that Tati tried, but can't find it on any website that ships to here but I don't want to get it on ebay plus it is kinda(a lot) expensive ^-^

14 May 2015

♡ Squat challenge

500 squats every day for 30 days

I've set this challenge for myself. I like doing squats and I don't want to lose my quads, that's why I like doing them and plus I love the butt ^^. I thought of sharing a quote I've seen going around on instagram? "I'm working on myself for myself by myself". Stay motivated! Do whatever you like: go for a good run, go to the gym, workout at home :) Just keep working out.

Personally, I like running and squats. I hate doing abs which means actually that this is what I need to do more or rather start...

13 May 2015

♡ MOTD #8

My routine has change a tiny bit. I have not been using any foundation lately. I would moisturise as per usual with my Embryolisse which I'm loving and will probably be staple in my makeup/skincare stash. Then I would apply my corrective stick on my blemishes and use the eye concealer to brighten up my under eye area. Yes, this sponge is amazing. I've put that aside for a while but one day I felt like using it again, and now I'm like "why did I stop using it again?".And for eyebrows, always need to be done because these days I'm not wearing any eye makeup. Why? Because I felt there was no need to even if I look tired without eyeliner. But whatever right? Oh I forgot, I do set my face afterwards with a translucent powder from Vichy

The reason why I'm not using any foundation is because all that I own right now are not a good match for me colourwise, I feel that they are either too like & pink-ish or too dark & orange-ish on me. So that why I'm sticking with only concealer on my problem areas. Plus, I'm loving the concealer only thing!

Also, I've been looking for a foundation/concealer which contains salicylic acid. Any recommendations?