22 Jan 2013

♡ The Liebster Award

Hi you! How have you been? I'm sorry for being MIA for so long but I've been busy and not in the blogging mood I guess. But I'm back today. Things has been pretty hectic I would say, in the sense that I cannot predict what the future holds for me. Whatever, I'll take what I get and make the best out of it. I've discovered new traits of mine - actually they are not new but now, I can identify them, I am a control freak, I hate change, I am NOT adventurous. But you know what, I'm trying to improve myself this year. 

Back to this Liebster Award, I got an email from blogger for MuShii's cozy world's comment and I was curious but I didn't have time to check what that was about. I got to read it today and I have to say that it is an awesome idea to discover new blogs and people. So I'm going to do mine today. Let's see the rules for this specific tag.

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award
4. Choose 9 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

11 facts about me
1. I'm Mauritian.
2. I am fluent in English, French and Creole which is my first language.
3. I love online shopping.
4. I spend a lot of time watching series online or watching vlogs on youtube.
5. I have obsessing periods. Last year for about 2 months, all I would do online would be search about circle lenses. Now, I'm over that. Then it was beauty products shopping, now I'm obsessing about Asos clothes. Damn. 
6. I don't like pets (dogs, cats, etc) except parrots fishes and water turtles only.
7. I have a very caring bf.
8. I am a clean-freak though now I'm too lazy to clean up. 
9. I'm obsessed with Instagram. Anything I want to buy, I look it up on Instagram first. 
10. I feel like a teenager of 15 years old. But I'm old.
11. I love eating :/

Mushii's questions

1. Why did you create your blog ?
Because I wanted to do reviews on circle lenses. Yeah, that was my aim when I started this but right now, my blog is more about my opinions on anything that interests me or anything that is worth mentioning or my rants.

2. Is there something you can't stand ?
I can't stand mess. I hate cleaning after someone else.

3. Do you have any bad habit ?
I binge a lot.

4. What is recently on your wishlist ?
Michael Kors watch.

5. What is your favourite type of weather ?
Sunny with no to little humidity. Absolutely rare.

6. Would you rather buy clothes, make up or jewelry ?
That's a difficult question. But I would say makeup because I can't go out without foundation.

7. What is your favourite brand ?
Hmm one direction? I like them. Not that much now, but that's the only band on my mind right now.

8. What is a "must have" in the world of beauty ?
A 'must have' is a product or a beauty electronic item or anything that is just awesome and everybody should use this because it is so effective and worth it.

9. What is your favourite product for January and why?
I don't know. We don't have really have season changes here. But I would say sunscreen/tanning? I don't really know how to answer this one.

10. Can you share a citation you really like ?
Oh god, I don't know. I'm so uncultured. I would say 'Forget all about the past, focus on the future now'. 

11. Where would you like to go on a trip ?

My questions
1. Where are you from?
2. How would you describe your blog?
3. What is your 'must have' beauty product?
4. Where to you like shopping online?
5. Who is your favorite beauty gurus or any youtube gurus?
6. What is your favourite series?
7. If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
8. What do you believe in?
9. What is your motto this year 2013?
10. Would you rather spend money on beauty products or clothes?
11. What do you wear on most days? 


And finally, I want to thank you Mushii for tagging me!

5 Jan 2013

♡ Clear skin with Clarisonic?

Hi beautiful people :) I was home today, lounging about researching more information on an acne medication that I will be taking soon maybe. I will tell you which on later when I will be on it, but it's a strong one and I don't know yet if I could still use the Clarisonic while on it.

It's been a little over a month now since I started using the Clarisonic. See my first post on it here. I have use this religiously since I got this, day and night. That could seem extreme and too much to some people but my face could take it, no irritation or whatsoever. It's time for an update now, I've using this for more than six weeks and I can't imagine washing my face without this little pink baby. Is it cute?

My opinion on this has not changed since my first post. I have not experienced more breakouts than usual. My face feels cleaner and smooth even if I have pimples. It exfoliates the skin pretty good, so I guess that it does help with my blemishes, they fade faster. My skin feels a little less oily. It does help heal my acne a little. But my blackheads are still present, my pores still look ginormous, I still break out. Honestly, I don't know think that the Clarisonic is enough to achieve a clear skin and it is not enough to prevent acne at least for me. It does help, it is just not enough for my skin. It does help to keep the face clean, but it is not enough to prevent acne. Do I still think it is worth the money? YES. I can't stress on this enough (damn I said that word thrice already), I cannot live without the Clarisonic. I love it, love it, love it, LOVE it.

I don't regret buying, I will use forever. I just regret my stupid skin. Can I buy another one? Have you seen that episode of "Sabrina" when Hilda and Zelda went to a spa, and Zelda had her face cleaned, they removed her face skin entirely like "Face Off" and cleaned it with a brush as if you're cleaning a clothing in an old school way. I want that. Haha.

4 Jan 2013

♡ I wished I was a boy

I'm drinking my favorite tea: La Chartreuse Green tea Classic

Don't you wish the same? I'm tired. I'm bloated. My face is breaking out. I'm having horrible abdominal pains. My head is throbbing right now. I'm having food cravings. I want to eat everything. I'm moody too. Yeah, it's my time of the month. I'm exhausted, the worst part are definitely the throbbing headaches. But it is okay, I'm cozy in my chair, in front of my laptop with a hot cup of my lovely tea (with air conditioner on!).

You know why I wished I was a boy? Because won't need to go through pregnancy! I'm so apprehensive of that stage of life. I love babies but I'm not okay with the delivery section. And we won't need to menstruate and suffer the pains that goes with it. We could gain weight and say that we want to be a sumo if somebody mentioned our large body - I don't think a guy would really say that but that would be fun! Plus, we won't need to worry much about clothes as our sole worry would just be color coordination. That's all! oh yeah, we won't need to worry about our hairs. Emphasis on the hairs!!! because it is time consuming, don't you agree with me?  Lastly, we won't need to wear makeup, we could just wash our face in the morning  and maybe put a little cream, then we would be done.

But I'm a girl. And I like makeup because it can hides my flaws. My damn physical flaws. I like beauty stuff too because they help fight my flaws. I hate being a girl because a girl is so self-conscious. I am self-conscious. This time of the month makes me more self-conscious than normal. 

Okay, my headache is gone :) Ranting is good for health. Haha

Have a good night everybody.

3 Jan 2013

♡ 2013 Beauty Resolutions


I have come across some posts on this year's beauty resolutions and I thought: "Why not write mine?" for the sake of my skin. Today I'm going to write mine :) 
  1. Clean makeup brushes at least once a week.
  2. Have a strict morning and night skincare routine.
  3. Stop touching my face except for lipstick touches, if else, no touching the face and even neck.
  4. Always make thorough research on beauty products before buying them.
  5. Always look at ingredients, watch out for the bad stuff and for active ingredients. 
  6. To not give in to 'hyped' beauty miracle products.
  7. Stick to the minimum makeup for work days: foundation, eyebrows, eye shadow and tinted lip balm are acceptable.
  8. Avoid sticking my phone against my skin whenever I get phone calls.
  9. Not to pick on pimples.
  10. To drink tea every single day.
  11. Clean up my makeup collection every month.
  12. Stop eating sugary food like sweets, sodas, and any sugar other stuff that the body does not need.
  13. Avoid dairy products because of hormones. Milk in the morning is acceptable.
  14. Stop with fast foods and anything fried.
  15. Drink one glass of warm water with 1 tablespoon of honey every morning on an empty stomach.
  16. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
  17. Stop eating more than necessary.
  18. Take vitamin supplements. (I need to research on that)
  19. Keep a food diary.
  20. Find an exercise routine that I could do everyday for about 30 minutes. I have to Youtube that. 

I have included food-related resolutions here because what I eat shows up on my skin. Sadly, this is a fact for me. If I keep up with my beauty resolutions this year, my face could clear up. Hopefully!!

What are your beauty resolutions for this year? 

2 Jan 2013

♡ Wishlist #4

Origins Spot Remover Acne Blemish Treatment Gel $19 $18
"Original Spot Remover Acne Blemish Treatment Gel contains with blemish-busting Salicylic Acid which invisibly zooms in on even the angriest blemishes to speed healing and reduce redness. It won't provoke tender skin or cause additional sensitivity. Great for all skin types."

Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Blemish Treatment Gel $21
"Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel contains with blemish-busting Salicylic Acid which can instantly help speed healing while anti-spot technology helps visibly correct post pimple darkening. Skin-calming Caffeine and Red Algae help visibly relieve irritating redness. And to help keep skin looking spotless, super exfoliators eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris. For all skin types."

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel $22 $20
"Targeted treatment helps clear blemishes, calms, soothes, visibly reduces redness."

1 Jan 2013

♡ First post for 2013

Hello :)

My name is Meeline/Joanna. I am a blogger and a skincare and makeup enthusiast.

I just thought of that description of 'me' for blogger. It's ok right? I love it actually. It will definitely gives my blog a direction. Anyways, how did your New Year Eve go? I watched the fireworks and I ate tons of food. Today 1.1.13 I ate tons of leftovers - I had rather long and big brunch. And no, I have not officially written my resolutions for this year, so I can eat junk right? It's not junk, it is homemade and homemade sometimes means generous cooking! :p My belly is bulging with barbecue chicken, sausages, tiramisu cake (plus one other cake) and tea. The only healthy thing in my stomach is tea, yeah that does not compensate for the others. I knowwwwww. Okay,  I wish you all a very happy new year and lots and lots of good things! I wish you health, wealth and HAPPINESS.