I’m finally back with a blog post! The past 2 months have been nothing short of hectic, first I was so busy with job interviews almost every day, and then when I started work, I was just too tired to even on my computer and type anything, let alone even taking photographs of all the products I had piled up. But now I guess its time to get started blogging again, making sure I have enough time to take photos and blog every week.
For these few months, I’ve had a pretty wide range of products in my favourites. Mainly these are the products I used to create my makeup look for work/interviews. So neutral eyeshadows and flawless skin was the way to go.
Ever since finishing my previous night moisturiser (Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Night Cream), I started trying out Laneige’s Water Sleeping Pack just to see for myself what was the hype on this product about. And I have to say, I love it. Its just a really simple fuss free moisturiser. Very hydrating but feels so light weight since its a gel, really good for oily skin users. I’ve been using this every night and raving about it, so much so that even my sister is using this now!
A new addition to my foundation stash is YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation. Mine is in B20 (I’m an NC25 for MAC). My go-to foundation now for naturally dewy, glowy skin. It doesn’t feel too heavy or thick on my skin and somehow when I sweat while wearing this foundation, I still look naturally radiant and not like a hot mess I feel like I am. I’m really into foundation that looks like my natural skin and makes me look naturally flawless. So nothing heavy or cakey or makes me look like I’m wearing a lot of foundation. This is on the top of the list.
I’m really into candles, candles are my weakness among home scents products sort of thing. I used to be into aroma oils then now candles. This is my candle scent of the moment, Bath and Body Works Pineapple Mango. I’m so glad that I bought the large size for this. Its just the perfect combination of fruity fresh. At the moment, I’m already plotting my future purchases at Singapore’s very own Bath and Body Works store. I haven’t had the time to drop by yet, but I really want to! Have you visited BNBW at MBS yet?
After trying on nearly the whole collection of YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains, I finally selected No. 27 Peche Cerra-Cola. I wanted a shade which I could put on every day without thinking much. These neutral tones tend to be the shades that I reach for the most. So I figured I would get more wears out of this colour as compared to a brighter shade. And I have! I’ve been loving the formula of these Glossy Stains. Not quite a gloss or a lipstick but moisturising enough and it stains the lips quite nicely even after wiping it off so you won’t look too pale.
I’ve also been loving a MAC polish that I picked up during their sale, so unfortunately its not available now as it was from their Marilyn Monroe collection (I just checked the MAC website, it IS available! Just in their normal packaging). However, MAC Vintage Vamp is a gorgeous dark red wine shade. I’ve been painting this shade on my toes. Continuously. I really need to change up my polishes.
Ma Cherie’s Hair Fragrance in Winter Floral is one of those products which I “keep thinking why do it need it, but have been using it every day”. Realistically, who needs a hair fragrance (I do, apparently). But using it every day is just such a guilty pleasure. Everyone wants their hair to smell nice right. The scent I have here is Ma Cherie’s limited edition scent from their holiday collection, but their original scent is just as delightful.
I found out about this product from watching Tati’s (Glamlifeguru) hair care video. And now I’m halfway through my second tub of this gold. L’oreal Pairs Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm is amazing stuff. I use this in substitute of a condition about twice a week and it keeps my hair feeling really soft and helps with the frizziness of my hair. I stopped using it during the time I was waiting for my next tub to arrive from drugstore.com and I really felt the consequences, my frizzy mane returned. I blame the replacement conditioner that I was using to replace this. Sigh pie.
Lancome’s UV Expert GN Shield BB Complete has been a perfect pairing for my Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation. Somehow, using them both together, I get this flawless finish that lasts for hours. It minimises oil, doesn’t make my foundation look cakey and has and SPF 50 PA+++ to boot.
I’ve been using this Clarisonic every night for awhile now, and been feeling like I needed a separate exfoliator on days that I don’t use my Clarisonic. So after soon research (and trying it in the store myself on my hand), I picked up Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste and we have had a smooth sailing relationship so far. I’ve been diligently using this at least once a week, and my skin always feel so smooth and soft after. This exfoliator also somehow makes my skin looks brighter after using it. I love how its not a harsh exfoliator, it does has a sandy texture, but nothing to abrasive against the skin. I purchased mine from the tangs counter and the sales person was most helpful with all my questions and testings. So i definitely do recommend you go down to the counter and try out the products for yourself.
The highlight of my day, using my new Dior Golden Flower palette. I’ve even received many compliments from people when I have these eyeshadows on. Love how the colours come together so easily to form a really wearable look. And I always pair it with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon. Its my second eyeliner in Bourbon and UD Eye Pencils are one of my favourite formulations. Dior Addict Extreme in Plaza has been one of the shades that I was eyeing for awhile so now I wear it whenever I have an opportunity arises that my outfit suits bright lips.
And finally, a skincare product that I really need to showcase and show more love to, Kiehl’s Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment. This acne treatment cream is what I really need to give credit to for my clear skin. I use it regular whenever I feel like my skin is feeling bumpy and it really works. It also helps to lighten dark acne scars, so I mostly just use it over the whole area instead of like a spot treatment. It is not drying at all, so I don’t have to worry whenever I use it all over my cheeks or forehead. So much love for this product.
Feels so good to just sit at my computer and type. I’ve had some changes in my life, so after shifting some things around, I might have more time to devote to my blog. Or I might not. But its full gear ahead for me now that I’ve jumped both feet into it. Wish me luck on this new venture in my life, I won’t reveal too much just at this moment 😉