April 2017: Beauty Favourites

Hello, hello, welcome! Another day, another list of beauty favourites. I was lazy to write a blogpost about my monthly beauty favourites and beauty empties so I decided to write a blogpost each day about them this month. If you haven't checked out my March empties from yesterday, I'll link it here. And if you haven't seen my other monthly favourites and monthly empties blogposts, make sure to check them out!

So, let's start with April beauty favourites shall we? This month, I got five products that I want to share but I could only take photos of 3 products because I've finished using up the other 2 products. Let's start with that 2 missing products.
Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
It looks like this!
If you follow me on my blog, you'll know that I went to Indonesia in April with my boyfriend for a one day trip and I bought this bath bomb to have a bath in the hotel. It was interesting experience since I've never taken a bath using bath bombs so I really loved the experience. I don't have a bath tub at home so it's a rare treat for me.

Watsons Essence Bath

I also bought a new shower gel from Watsons and I just loved it. It smells like amazing spa and it lathers quite nicely and I smell heavenly after I took a shower. Also, it was from Watsons and is affordable so I just love the shower gel so much to put it in the beauty favourites. 

Aesop Amazing Cleanser
If you read my yesterday's March empties, you'll know that I used up this cleanser and bought the full size version of it and how much I love it. So, I'm not going to say much here. Go read my March empties a bit to know how much I love this cleanser. 

Innisfree Persimmon Toner
I've been using this toner for a year and I repurchased it again and again. It's refreshing, smells great and it removes the impurities left after cleansing my face.

Wet & Wild CoverAll Cream Foundation
It is one of the most affordable foundation I have and I like to wear it more often. I've been trying really hard to finish this foundation so that I get to try other foundations that I have. Though it has good coverage and good for combination skin, it doesn't stay well in the Singapore heat that much. That's the only complaint that I have. Being said that, I still like this foundation a lot because of its coverage and price.

So, these are my April Favourites. Do come back tomorrow for my April beauty empties blogpost. 

March 2017: Beauty Empties

I have quite a bit of empties products that I want to share for this month. If you haven't read my March Favourites from yesterday, I'll link it here. Come back tomorrow for my April beauty favourites!

So, let's start with the empty products. This month, I actually finish quite a few products and I'm so excited to use up my products. If you follow me on my minimalism journey, you'll know that I've been trying to use up my products as much as possible to cut down my makeup and skincare collection. Although I am in success with the skincare collection, I am not successful with my makeup items so I'm happy whenever I see some makeup items in my empties collection.

Bioken Enfanti Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
If you read my February favourites, you'll know that I put this shampoo as my favourite shampoo for my flaky dry scalp. I still love it though. Although I'm not going to repurchase soon just because I got my lush shampoo bars that I'm currently using so I don't want to clog up my collection yet again. It is in my repurchase list so that's how much I love this product.

Nivea Shaving Cream
I did an entire blogpost just for this shaving cream last year and I'm still in love. I like using shaving creams but these days, I find my soap also works the same for me anyways. I love using the shaving cream though. But I'm conflicted as I don't want so many products just to shower and shave my legs so I've decided not to repurchase the shaving cream. But, I'm planning to buy this product to give it to my boyfriend since he shaves his face and he might enjoy this more than me.

The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel
Damn, how I love the scent of this! I smell like strawberries whenever I shower and I just love the feeling of it. Although it costs a fortune when buying retail just for a shower gel, but I tend to buy whenever they have big sales. Highly recommend to try them out.

Complete Multi-purpose Solution
If you don't know this product, it is a contact solution. I sometimes wear contact lens so I have the contact solutions in hand to wash and store my contact lenses. I'm not sure how I feel about it since I don't really care about the brands when it comes to contact solutions as long as they do the job and they are affordable to me.

Garnier Self-heating Sauna Mask
Repurchased: 4 times. If you feel that you haven't heard of this mask before, it was because I've had this mask for a year and I totally forgot about them. I really enjoyed it although I can't find it anymore. It was an interesting mask that only takes 3 minutes to put on and it removes the impurities and makes it clean and soft on my skin.

Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser
This is the samples for buying the full size version and I'm in love with this cleanser. I got the full size and I've been using whenever I need a pick-me-up. I just love how spa like Aesop products are and it smells so heavenly.

Aesop Bitter Orange Astringent Toner
Though I only used the sample one, it was an okay toner for me. I need to try it out to see the actual performance but Aesop products costs a lot of money so I'll just use up my current toner first and think about whether I'll purchase after I finished my toner.

Aesop Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum
Another sample. Apparently, this combination is good for my skin type and this serum will hydrates my skin enough and yet will not clog my pores and won't be heavy on my skin. When I used it, I really couldn't feel a thing on my skin. Not sure it's good for my skin by using one sample though.

Essence Bronzing Compact Powder
If you have followed my blog for a while, you'll see my old favourites videos and blogposts about this product. I used this bronzer religiously for a few years and I've hit major pan with it. I'm putting it in my empty bin just because I've used up quite a lot and I've had this product for longer than it should be. So, I love this product but now it's time to try a new one.

March 2017: Beauty Favourites

Ahh, March has gone by! Time has flown by very fast. And it's time for another beauty favourites. (grins!) hehehe, not so much since we are here in August, writing this blogpost about my March beauty favourites because I was lazy and too busy to write it in April (sorry guys)

But, you get to read my monthly favourites and monthly empties blogpost everyday for the entire month so isn't it awesome?? I will link yesterday's February Empties blogpost right here so that you can go take a look! and come back tomorrow for my March beauty empties!
Okay, let's start! I have a fair bits and pieces of haircare and makeup items that I want to share my love with you guys.

L'Oreal Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner
How many times have I put this conditioner into my favourites and to my empties bin already? I guess a lot! I still love it nonetheless. It is smoothing, makes my hair soft and it smells great. It doesn't make me feel greasy. That’s how much I love this conditioner.

Lush Godiva Shampoo Bar
I have been trying out lush shampoo bars for a while and I like how portable they are whenever I go travelling. It’s dry so you don’t need to care about the liquid requirements through check ins nor need to worry about the liquid spilling inside the luggage. It smells like jasmine and I like it because it's inclusive of conditioning product to make your hair feel soft and smooth. However, I still like to use conditioner on top of it just because my hair is so frizzy and easily tangle so I need extra smoothness.

Catrice Bronzer in Hot Tan
This is a limited edition product so I'm not sure they have it in stock anymore. I love it though. It gives you this not too warm, not too cool bronzy looking face whenever you apply it and it lasts for quite a while in the sunny weather of Singapore also. Moreover, it's affordable because I paid $10 for it.

Victoria Secret Tinted Sheen 
I believe there's no more stock for this lip sheen from Victoria Secret. I got this lip stick from my mother as a gift and she also got it from her friend so we don't know where it was gotten. I just love this lip sheen because it's so moisturising and the colour is similar to my mother but better! I've been trying to use this lip sheen up so I've been using it every day for the most part and I just love it. I'm a bit sad that I can't buy it anymore from stores though.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
Damn! This is amazing! It doesn't flake, doesn't budge and it stays on my lashes all day and I'm just in love with it! Though it's a pain to take off but I use oil to remove my makeup these days so it's fine for me. I love this mascara and I'm even planning to get a new one soon. 

So, this is my March favourites. Come back tomorrow for my March beauty empties blog post!

February 2017: Beauty Empties

So, this is my February empties! If you haven't read my February Favourites blog post, I'll link it right here and make sure to come back tomorrow for March beauty favourites!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
I have been using this moisturiser religiously and I even put it in my February Favourites as my favourite moisturiser. However, I'm not going to repurchase anytime soon since I have other kinds of moisturisers to try out in my cabinet and I'm making efforts to finish through my products to reduce the amount of skincare and makeup items in my collection!

Silk n Shine Daily Hair Coat
It took so long to finish one bottle and boy oh boy how I love wearing this hair coat. It moisturises my hair and makes it look shiny without looking greasy. I've been using so many bottles across the years and it's still one of my favourite. It is affordable since it costs me around $3 per bottle but the only downside is that I can't get in Singapore. However, I always buy back ups whenever I go back to Myanmar. My mother also said it is a good hair coat and started using the same as me.

Essence Collagen Moisturising Sheet Mask
This sheet mask is good for moisturising the skin. If you know me, I have a ton of sheet masks that I bought to try and I'm stuck with the Japanese sheet mask packet that has like 60 sheet masks in one packet. I'm trying to use finish on that one so that I can get to try other types of sheet masks. That's why I finally use this sheet mask after keeping for quite some time.  I didn't see any amazing results from this sheet mask though. It gave me enough moisture to the skin and my skin felt refreshed after using it. Although I didn't really like the scent but it was less than $1. I won't be repurchasing though.

Innisfree Green Tea Sheet Mask
Another sheet mask that I really like. I love the Innisfree sheet masks and I have a huge collection of their masks. I love this particular sheet mask because it gave me enough moisture, smells great like green tea and I felt refreshed after using it. I recommend to put in the fridge for 5 mins before using and it will even feel much better.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
I got this mask at the Origins counter for some survey and when I used it, I immediately fall in love. Usually, I prefer the Innisfree clay mask, but this mask dries faster and it removes the junk from my pores more effectively. I immediately bought the full size version for myself and I've been using non-stop. Highly recommend though!

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Boy oh boy, how long it took for me to use finish on this masque. It tightens the pores like crazy and gave you this lift feeling and it removes the impurities from the pores. When it comes to removing impurities, I prefer the Origins one although I like this masque for tightens the pores. I won't be repurchasing soon since I want to finish using up my other masks but it's in my repurchasing list when I finished using up my masks. Recommend!

L'Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil-infused Conditioner
I believe this conditioner is no longer available so I put the mask version down below. For the actual conditioner, I like how soft it makes my hair and I like the subtle scent of it. I loved it although I can't repurchase it anymore. I shall try the mask version when I finish my current hair mask.

Johnson's Baby Shampoo
I bought this because I wanted to clean my brushes and when I used it to my hair, my hair felt soft and untangled then I started using as my shampoo for a while. When you pair this shampoo with the L'Oreal conditioner, it makes my hair super soft and shiny and I just love using this combo. I bought another bottle to clean my makeup brushes and it's so affordable also. Recommend!

Daiso Eye Makeup Cleansing Tissue
I bought this because I wanted some cleansing tissues when I travel and it removes my waterproof eyeliner and eyeshadows perfectly. When it comes to mascara, it removes but I need to use a new wipe to remove the mascara properly. I'd say that it's not that great to use this wipe to remove mascara but other eyemakeup or face makeup, it's good to use! It's affordable for so many wipes.

Magiclean Bathroom Cleaner
It's so random but I would like to add this cleaner in this post. My aunt has been using this bathroom cleaner for years and I also have been using this cleaner for my past 4 years in Singapore. It's THAT GOOD! I always go back to this bathroom cleaner nonetheless of how many other brands I try and I just love this cleaner. It makes my bathroom shine and clean effortlessly.

UIC Liquid Detergent 
This is the liquid detergent I've been using and I just love it so much! It smells great, affordable, durable and not damaging the clothes. I've been repurchasing this liquid detergent every time I ran out of it and that's how much I love it.

So this is my February empties blogpost. Do come back tomorrow for March beauty favourites!!

February 2017: Beauty Favourites

It's time for my February beauty favourites. If you haven't read January beauty favourites, I'll link here for you to head over and read. This time I only have all skincare and haircare products as favourites.

Also, I was only able to take photo of 3 products since I've finished using the other 2 products. So, I have more than 3 products for this month!

If you want to read other monthly favourite blogposts, I will link the category here for you.

So, here's my February Favourites:
Origins Active Charcoal Mask
I do enjoy a good charcoal mask for when I have clogged pores and this is a perfect charcoal mask for me. I removes the impurities nicely and it doesn't take too long to dry down and work its magic. All in all, I'm in love.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
This is another product I've used religiously and have finished using up the entire product. It gives my skin radiance and makes it feel moisturised. I love it though it was quite expensive, it was frigging 60 bucks.

Bioken Enfanti Anti-drandruff Shampoo
It looks like this!
I couldn't find the bottle anymore so I couldn't take a photograph of it. But I've finished using it and I'm obsessed with it. Whenever I go to a hair salon, the stylist always tell me that I have dry scalp and have flaky scalp so I decided to purchase this and use it. This shampoo doesn't try out my scalp and my hair so my hair doesn't suffer that much. I've been using it for non-stop and I've even finished using it up by the time I'm writing this blogpost.

Innisfree Green Tea Sheet Mask
How many times do I need to tell you that I love sheet masks? They are inexpensive and can use daily and they are good for my combo-dry skin! It moisturises my skin and makes it glow. That's how much I love Innisfree sheet masks. You'll be surprised my collection of sheet masks from them! It's a whole lot!

Innisfree Apple Seed Deep Cleansing Foam
Well, I'm still using this cleansing foam and it's one of my favourite products from Innisfree. It removes my makeup residue and it doesn't strip my skin dry. It's good for all skin types and I love the scent also. You don't need a whole lot so it saves the product even longer to use. Value for money also!

So, this is my February beauty favourites! Let me know what's yours!

My Week in Photos (Week 32)

Ahh, this is the week I start my exams. Can't believe that my exams are starting and I'm freaking out because I'm so not ready for it. It'll be incredibly stressful week for me. But I'll only have 2 more exams after this week so, don't give up me!

The thing that stood out to me was my wrist. The pain came back from all the strain it was put on while writing loads of blogposts before the exam last week and the stress that I put on it during my exam. I had to put on my wrist guard again so that it'll reduce the pain for me. Can't wait for this exams to be over and I hope I did good enough to get a bit of good grades.

Go as far as you can, and take another step!

January 2017: Beauty Empties

Now it's time for my January Empties blog post. I'm sorry to take too long to write beauty blogposts on my blog since I tend to write more about lifestyle posts. But I'm going to write beauty related blogposts this whole month so make sure to come again tomorrow for My Week in Photos and the day after tomorrow for February Favourites blogpost.

I have about 11 products so I'll be short and precise about them.
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
Omg, do you know how much I loved this face cleanser? It was amazing. It removes my makeup residue without drying out my skin and it smells great! The price is also not too bad for around S$12 so I loved it so much. I'm currently using another cleanser from Innisfree so I'll talk about it in another post.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
I liked it. It was moisturising and smells great. I'm not sure I'm going to repurchase though since I prefer more oil types as serums. It's a great product if you have combination skin.

Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Mask
Although I only used it for a couple of times, I really enjoyed using it. I'm not going to repurchase though since I find it's too moisturising for me. I believe this product is for people with dry skin and I felt it was a bit heavy for my skin. Smells great though. Smells like wine.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
ahhhh Facial Treatment Essence, how I love it so much and yet how I hate the price that this one small bottle costs. It's S$99 for this freaking small bottle! It's freaking ridiculous. Although I absolutely love it, I just don't have the money to use for another one as of now. So I won't be repurchasing again.

Nature Republic Tomato Sheet Mask
I wish Nature Republic is widely sold in Singapore. There are a few stores in Singapore but they were no where near my house so I haven't tried much of their products. But whenever I go back to Myanmar, they were sold like everywhere I go so I always try out sheet masks from them. This sheet mask is good for moisturising the skin and even out the skin tone. I like it but I won't be purchasing again anytime soon since I'm not going back to Myanmar any time soon.

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
I don't really enjoyed using this facial cleanser from Clinique though. It felt that it doesn't wash my makeup properly and it's tough to wash off with water. I had to use a lot of water to clean the soap properly off my skin. I won't be repurchasing it.

Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water
It was my holy grail product before I found the Garnier Micellar Water. I still enjoy it a lot though. I have a smaller bottle that I bring with me when I go travelling and I still love it to death. Although it stings a bit to the eyes when removing mascara, it removes my eye make up and face makeup nicely and the price is also not too expensive for the amount that you get.

Colgate Triple Action Toothpaste
Well, this is a good toothpaste that cleans my teeth. I prefer the whitening line more than this toothpaste so I won't be repurchasing it.

The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry Body Polish
I love this body polish. It is moisturising, smells great and gentle on the skin. Even though it's body polish, it's not harsh scrub so I can use it daily on my skin. Will be repurchasing but not so soon.

Daiso Brow Powder in Brown
If you have followed my YouTube channel, you will know that I loved the Daiso Brow Powder a lot. I still enjoy it though. But I'm putting this in my "declutter" pile since I have had this brow powder for so long and felt like I should just let it go. I'm only using the Tarte Brow Powder religiously these days so I'm not planning to repurchase it any time soon. However, I do recommend it if you are just starting out makeup and wants to purchase a brow product.

Daiso Setting Powder
This is an another product that I put in my "declutter" pile. I liked this powder also and I've hit major pan for this powder. However, same reason as the brow powder, I have had this product for a long time and I'm using other powders so I'm decluttering it. I recommend for those who are just on a budget or wants to try Daiso beauty products.

So, this is my January beauty empties. I will be updating my monthly favourites and monthly empties everyday in this month so please make sure to read them.

January 2017: Beauty Favourites

It has been so long since I write a favourites blogpost. Although I never get to write them, I always write what are my beauty favourites of the months in my notebook so that I get to share with them one day.

Today, I have a few that I wanted to share. Some are cult favourites and some has been my favourite in a couple of months. But I still wanted to share with them so here I am, typing.

I will be writing my missing favourites blogposts and beauty empties blogposts in this month so I hope you will come back another days for my monthly favourites. I shall leave the category link here so that you can always visit my other posts.

NYX Contour Palette
I have had this contour palette for a few months and I've been really enjoying it. It has multiple colours that I need for my cheeks and it also has the soft and beautiful highlighters. The colour that I love the most from this palette is the banana shade highlighter. It brightens my under eyes perfectly so I've been enjoying the shade from this palette.

Essence Brit Tea Illuminating Primer
These days, my oily skin is changing to combination to dry skin and I've been really enjoying the illuminating primers for my face to look radiant and supple looking. The fact that it is from Essence and it is so affordable makes me want to buy a more. Although I said that, it was a limited edition item so I'm not sure you can still find it in Watsons or Guardians (local drugstores in Singapore) anymore.

L'Oreal Matte Magique Mattifying Face Power
I love this power and I've been using every single day. You have to use light hand because it will make you look cakey if you apply too much. I believe this product is for people who have extreme oily skin. Nonetheless, I still enjoy it so much and I use it everyday to set my foundation.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I always tend to switch around the base foundations that I have since everyday I don't need full-coverage foundation to be cakey on my face. But I really enjoy this foundation since it gives very good coverage when I need it and it lasts for quite a long time in the humid and hot weather in Singapore.

Garnier Micellar Water
This is like a cult favourite and I have to agree on them. It cleanses my skin very nicely without stinging my eyes so much and I have a fresh face to go to bed. It lasts me quite long and it is affordable.

St. Ives Even & Bright Face Scrub
I find this face scrub much gentler than the original version that they have (I believe it was Apricot scrub) and I really love using this scrub more than the original one. It is gentle on the skin without stripping every thing off my face and yet efficiently removes the dead skin cells off my face. It was inexpensive from drugstore too.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Did I tell you that my face is getting from oily skin to combination to dry skin so a good overnight mask was a must for me. I got it for myself during Christmas and it is an amazing mask that I use whenever I think my skin need a pick-me-up.

The Face Shop Real Nature Red Ginseng Face Mask
ahhh~ the face mask was very cooling and moisturising for my face. Do you see a trend here? I'm making way too much effort to make my skin feel moisturised so that it won't get dryer. I can't really say anything much about how miracle it is since sheet masks are not designed to be like that. It definitely moisturises my skin and I love the scent of it.

So, here's my January Favourites! What's yours? Let me know!

My Week in Photos (Week 31)

This is the week where I have the free time to study and relax. And most of the time, I was busy writing these blogposts to last through my 2 weeks of final exams and I haven't started studying. "WHAT AM I DOING?" omg!

Anyways, I really enjoy spending my time this week at home writing blogposts, did some video work and I got time to play with my video editing skills and Lightroom and Photoshop more often. I enjoy them a bit too much though! 

Now, from tomorrow, I got 2 days to study for my finals so time to start studying! I don't want to study urgh!

Anyways, tomorrow is the start of my monthly favourites and monthly empties marathon so come back tomorrow to see my January Favourites! And read more of my "My Week in Photos" blog series if you would like (I'd be happy if you do though). 

My Week in Photos (Week 30)

I had 3 assignments due on this week and I was too stressed already. I wanted everything to be over which it did. The boy always order a lot more than what we can eat and he eat everything even if I couldn't finish. NOT GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH AT ALL! Our assignments finally ended and our lecturer insisted us to take a group picture which feels so awkward since our class was combined with the senior class so not all people are familiar with each other. Nonetheless, it was one memory. 

After all the assignments had ended, it's time for celebration. As usual, I hanged out with the girls and ate BBQ and Soju on Friday night to celebrate the end of assignments. I also got some of the marks back and well, I was expecting a bit more than what the lecturer gave so.. a bit disappointed in myself. But I told myself that it was already over and I can always try my best next trimester. 

Now, I will have one week of break for Week 31 so I'm not sure what my week will be like as of me writing this blog post. I got final exam from 7th of August so I'm scheduling my blogposts. I'll probably write more blogposts since I want to go back to daily blogging and try to finish what I haven't finished and probably study for the final exams. Wish me good luck guys! 

My Week in Photos (Week 29)

I got major assignments due this week and I was super stressed. I wasn't sure what to do for my presentations, assignments simultaneously with social life. But I guess, I managed to deal with them with lots of hair loss and lots of sugar to function my brain.

Another happy thing that happened this week was the birthday of my boyfriend. I was super happy that I actually make time to spend time with him and hang out. The thing that I've been enjoying is my social life. I made time to go out with them and hang out although it was hurting my wallet for a bit. Another big purchase that I did was the purchase of the war machine that I'm using right now, my iMac. Yes, I did actually bought an iMac since my windows laptop was not functioning the way I wanted it to be. So, I sold it and bought the iMac for myself. I will talk about it in another blog post.

My Week in Photos (Week 28)

Whenever I feel stressed, I always run towards food, changing my physical appearance, and my living decor to destress myself. I've been changing my hairstyle too many times within this one year and this is the one I regret the most. Well, now that I'm writing this blog, I don't really care about my appearance anymore since my bangs doesn't look like bangs anymore.

Anyways, I tend to keep myself busy with these sort of bullshits that I can totally skip myself and save money but NOPE, I always give in myself telling that it's a treat for myself. In fact, it is not a treat since my hair always go back to the way it usually was anyways and I don't really understand why I always spend a shit ton of money on things that I don't really need.

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