Bad sleep cycles is showing its consequences on my face T_T I have a zit breakout recently! And it’s always inbetween my eyebrows. It’s a sign I need to sleep earlier and not force myself to finish my work even if it meant sacrificing some (actually a lot) sleep.
Well I guess it’s a good opportunity to use the acne patches though hahaha Also this means no makeup for now ):
Till my zits clear I guess! I should wear some masks don’t you think xD
Heyyy so today I tried documenting my makeup routine!! During the process I find that it’s very distracting unfortunately. Everytime when I took a photo I kinda forgot what I wanted to do next. I’m not keen to document the process this way so I’m gonna stick to writing until I have a better way):
Anyway here’s the routine I did and documented. I did my makeup before my dinner date so the photos are taken as I go, so it may not be the best(:
• Kiehl’s ultra face cream
• Kiehl’s sunscreen
• Cyber Colours moisturising makeup base
• Pony Effect I’m Concealer
The good thing about taking pics is that I get to show you the amount of product I use. In this case, whenever I use the makeup base, I would use a little more as the product is a little thin. I know I used to say a little goes a long way, but gradually I find that I got better coverage when I’m more generous with it. And you can see that my skin looked more dewy after.
And whenever I use my Pony Effect concealer, I just squeeze a small amount on my small blending sponge. As I only needed coverage for my undereyes so a little goes a long way. Btw the amount in the pic is meant for both eyes. Another good thing I noticed is the concealer provided better coverage when I use the makeup base! So the makeup base is actually pretty good.
• The Nude Tude palette
• Kiss Make Heroine Mascara
• Colorpop Highlighter in Lunch Money
I think the most beneficial part about documenting is when I’m doing my eye makeup. I could show the area which I apply the different shades.
So for starters, I’ll always use my short fluffy brush to apply the base colour. Which in this case is my fave shade sultry, it’s been my go to shade for my everyday look. And what I do is apply the shade at the outer half of my lids. Then I try to blend out the colours to make it look spread out and natural.
Then I use my small fluffy brush to pick up some shimmer and apply on the mid section if my lids. I wanted a simple look but something that still pops through my specs.
And using the same brush I dip on sleek and blend that to the outer corner for more depth to the overall look.
For the last part, I like to use the smallest brush and apply some shimmer to the lower lashes area to make my eye look brighter and more awake. I also put the same shade in my inner corner but I decided not to this time. Then I use my contour brush to dip in some highlighter and apply on my cheekbones for an extra flair.
I took this opportunity to use my new Kiss Make Heroine Mascara! It’s very lightweight and I’ll say the formula is much thinner as compared to Revlon’s I didn’t have any issues with the drying time as some mentioned online in their feedback for the product so I’m glad about that. It looks really natural but at the same time made my lashes look super long!! I noticed some fibres inside the product too so I believe that’s what is helping to make long lashes haha Currently I’ll say I like both mascaras that I have. No preference!
And done! Just a simple look for a dinner date. Oh and I applied blotted lip in Drip for a pretty shade. I was wearing Dopey before but I think the shade is too dark so oh well.
This post took me so long to finish! I still prefer to just share my looks as and when, instead of going through step by step. Maybe I will only do a documented look once in awhile.. Well I still enjoy reviewing things tho!
After 2 weeks of no make up/self care, I wanted to doll up a little even though I’ll be out filming for work. And it’s really nothing much, just mascara & a little shadow & eyeliner :3 Also I think it’s about time I change mascara! So excited to be using Kiss Make soon!
I’m a little bummed that my eye make up always don’t shoe through in the photos ): But I swear it looks different when I used different shades T_T
• Pony Effect I’m Concealer
• The Nude Tude Seductive as base
• The Nude Tude Serious as shadow
• CLIO waterproof pen liner
• Revlon dramatic definition mascara
• Colorpop blotted lip in Drip
I must say I missed wearing mascara, made my eye pop so much :D
Yay! I am finally done with the intense period of work! It was definitely not easy x_x There were a lot of challenges I faced during the past 2 weeks and I'm glad I managed to pull through. Now I can take a little breather, but I still have work to do, and they are more manageable so I will be able to commit back again!
I haven't been able to take care of myself in the past two weeks because I kind of don't have any time to allow it.. The preparation time I have was really short and I had to use every minute of it well. Any missed days will result in not getting things done on time and that would have been a disaster. However I guess I can thank my youth because I didn't really look that terrible LOL I mean I did look exhausted all the time but my skin condition was still good and I didn't get any breakouts. Maybe thanks to plenty of fluids and water hydration too. My dark circles did get a little worse, and I got a bit of an eye bag, but they recovered very quickly. Somehow in the back of my head I can hear a scolding of me doing something to make up for the “damage” because I may regret not taking care of my eye area one day T_T The eye bags especially. Man.
Anyway I have a few samples I would like to try soon! They're some hydrating gels samples I got from Aesop! I'm quite curious about what it does and how's the texture is going to be like! Someone told me that it felt like honey and it'll be very sticky so I'm a little worried about it, so we'll see!
I'm just gonna say this. I won't be updating with any new things until the end of the month as I'm getting pretty occupied with work. It's going to get a little crazy because I'll have to race against time to get things done. The recent holiday break have also cut short my time to work so I'll have to find a way to make up for it.
Am hoping for the best still, getting the things I need in time, making sure I don't mess up!!! I'm really nervous about the upcoming shoot so I'm going to give all my attention to it.
In the meantime, I've been thinking about what to do for the next few posts, possibly a couple product reviews (I got a gift recently) I'm definitely looking forward to try the gifted product >:D Am quite curious if it works (hint hint). We'll see how it goes XD
So today when I was getting ready I find my look a bit extreme so I wanted to wear a bold lip to go with it. But my go to lip colours nowadays are light pinks so I started looking through and I found my sweet Urban Decay Blackmail. I tried it on and I feel like I’m ready for the kill xD However I decided not to wear it out because the lipstick is really old and I’m going to have lunch. Didn’t really like the idea of eating with a really old lipstick on.
Turns out drip suits the look really well too. I look like a bad ass chic, trying to be casual but is subtly glam. Lols Happy day today!
The eye makeup:
Funny thing is, when I went overboard with the look today, I messed up xD That was the reason why I used the Q-tip to clean up, and at the same time I tried the dramatic cat eye shadow look and luckily it worked.
Update: I know, still haven't found a better way to document. Be patient!
Yayyy today was a pretty successful look. I don’t know why but I feel that today showed the improvement I’ve had with makeup! It’s cute for a Valentine’s look too.
I won’t post the products I use this time. Since it’s pretty much the same! I’m planning to be more detailed in my process so I’ll try to find a way to do it. I always forget to document as I’m already rushing off hahaha
Today I feel fabulous /swish
This morning I feel refreshed for getting enough sleep for once since busy time at work. And I was in the mood to doll myself up!
AND ALSO I JUST FOUND OUT MY FRICK & FRACK IS MISSING. God knows how long has it been gone T_T It’s so weird, I must have left it in one my my bags. I need to find it cause that shade is really pretty and I barely used it.
I do feel like a powerful executive realness. A mama who is ready to work and then go home to care for her 2 year old & 5 mths old. Mama is effective, efficient and a lady boss. On top of her game and nobody’s gonna bring her down - even herself. She’s got it all together, and she is going to wear her blazer to rush for another meeting to secure another deal.
Actually I’m just gonna go Ikea but that works too HAHA
It's been awhile since I wore a cat liner look too. I think I prefer without it. But I still look fly hehe Also, I know I always go back and forth on pretty much the same colours. I'm still not confident with my skills to wear super fun eye colours yet, so it's pretty much nudes now):
The make up:
Despite the stress from work recently, and the occasional breakdowns, I’m enjoying this short moment where my skin feels a lot better than normal days. Not to mention that my pimple scar has finally healed and faded(: So just a little sharing session today.
This made me feel better after going through some chaos from work. Sourcing for props is a nightmare sometimes. And I still do it because either I am crazy or I love it. I’m still struggling to find a balance for it, I hope to get there soon haha
The line I got from it is NOT what I intended T_T
A little background, I saw a video last year about training your eyes to make a fold the way you want. All you have to do is to wear eyelid tape every single day for at least 3 months. I've been doing this for almost a year, probably 8 months close to 9. Cause my eyes are friggin stubborn and sometimes I forget to paste for a day and that will "reset" things a little. So yeah.
I am pretty amused that it actually works, because by the 6th month I stopped caring if it'll really work and just pasted it on as a habit. Even though the line didn't turn out exactly as the position I wanted (honestly I don't even know how this happened. I paste on the same goddamn position every time and my eye looks the way I want it) I actually like the new line. It made my eye look bigger and I somehow look better. Problem is, my eyes now look asymmetrical in a different way (ugh) - My natural double eyelid eye looks smaller =_= And it'll be more challenging to train a new line there because my natural fold starts from my inner corner eye. It'll still fold to the natural line when I used eyelid tape. Just. great.
For now I'm just embracing my double eyelid eyes, as much as they still look different lols Applying makeup has been a tad bit different too, so there's some adjusting for me on that as well.
I still have like 5 packs of eyelid tape left, so maybe I can do something about these lines after all. I will experiment a bit to see how I can train my other eye. I just hope that by the end of another bloody 8 mths, I won't end up with a line I DIDN'T INTEND AGAIN. BY THEN I WILL BE DONE FOR GOOD. I'LL GO FUCK THIS LOL
I’m so bummed and sad about this): Everyone, meet my favourite necklace and one of my favourite pendants..
I was trying on some clothes today when I saw something fell and broke. It was to my horror that the little broken thing was my aquamarine pendant. I must have gotten my necklace caught in the clothes & tugged too hard.. I don’t know. I’m really sad about it because SO gifted the necklace to me and it’s from Iceland. And the pendant has helped me cope w my nerves talking to people - I really like crystals and I do believe they help you. Maybe it’s placebo but it worked for me.
Anyway, I’m planning to get a new necklace with a stronger chain. This necklace was designed with box chain which is supposed to be sturdy, but I guess this bitch proved it wrong. Imma get something stronger than that xD
Sigh.. I’m going to take it as my special pendant have served it’s purpose and maybe I don’t need it anymore.. Though honestly I have grown to be dependent on it to help me through the day): We’ll see if I can get again somewhere - buying from the same shop will get me broke T_T this baby was quite pricey. Imagine my heartache when I realised it broke.
Till thenn ):
I’m soooooo satisfied with my clean nails now!! I’ve been quite bothered by my cuticle as the dead skin started growing more.
I happen to have my own tools as well - got it a long time ago when I was curious about nail art. And I got down to business henny!
I used my favourite Kielh’s hand cream as a softener, and I soak my fingers in water for about 5mins. Then I use my metal cuticle pusher to lift the dead skin up. Then I use the cuticle cutter to trim the excess dead skin away. It is quite a relaxing process as I get to see my cuticle become neater & in a better condition. I find it satisfying to cut away the dead tough skin around my nail too.
I saved money not going to the nail salon!!! Hehe
Also, I’ve been trying to post every 2 days to make sure I keep my commitment that I set for myself. It is tough trying to think of content but I am glad I’m doing pretty well so far! In the coming week I will be filming so I probably won’t have time to update. But I’ll think of a way to make up for it!
It’s been awhileeeee!!
Not to mention SO haven’t tried a mask before so I took the opportunity:D
I got an Aloe Vera mask for SO to soothe the skin, as well as to ease into the idea of good skincare! This mask is also very moisturing. You can think of it as a healing pack! For extra comfort, it’s always best to refrigerate it first, so the aloe vera feels refreshing on the skin! After 15 mins, we washed it off and SO looked so refreshed and glowy, it was awesome ^_^
Where as for me, I got myself a Rose & Calamine wash off clay mask, just to try for fun!
This mask is a soothing concoction for an overly stimulated or irritated skin. This is perfect for I have been doing some wall painting recently so my skin have been rather irritated. It has pieces of rose petals inside and the smell is so relaxing. It has a tingling feeling when it was drying but nothing bad. I could feel my skin tightening as it dries. I had to wash it off after 10mins, and my skin felt alive again xD It seemed brighter too - I’m starting to think it’s probably a side effect for wearing masks but it’s so great - and firm. I feel like I’ll have a good sleep tonight! I can still smell the rose too!
Unsatisfied with my adventures, I bought a couple more faux septum rings to try out. This time I went to Lovisa to check it out. Damn they have so many fancies I had a hard time choosing. It’s a little pricey but not unreasonable.
I think I look better with a smaller ring but I can still tell it doesn’t suit me T_T Not gonna stop me from wearing though, I still like it.
I’ve been feeling a little down today, and I didn’t want to let it get in my way. So I decided to spend a little more time getting ready before heading out for the day. I didn’t have any plans today too so I have the time to me!
I’m really happy with the look, and I haven’t used Dopey in a long time so this was a really good time for her to shine <3 I also got a new shirt yesterday, and it fits with today’s look. And my eyebrows are on flick today! Really loving this shape, I’m gonna try to maintain this shape forever.
The make up:
I was also really distracted by how good the overall turned out, I forgot to put on mascara =.= Speaking of which, I really wonder when will this finish so I can finally try Heroine Make!!! /facepalms. I’m really curious how it’ll turn out.
This is a fake one. But recently I’ve been really curious about spetum piercings. I find it really pretty but I’m not sure if it suits me.
I bought some fake spring secured earrings to try it out. I don’t necessarily look great though, partly cause the ring was too big. I tried with a smaller one (I DIY with some ring looking things I could find) and it looked better?
I don’t know ): I kept watching videos of others with it and their septum rings collection. Maybe I can get some nicer faux ones and play with them again.
I was browsing through Reddit the other day and found someone recommending this mascara called Kiss Me Heroine Make - Long & Curl Mascara as a holy grail of mascaras. Many people in the comments also agreed about the product and I got interested to try it. The reddit post did not share a photo of the product, so I searched it up myself. To my surprise, I've been seeing this brand all my life and never tried it once! I felt really silly about the whole thing like I've been missing out.
I never paid attention to this brand before because it was sold in Drugstores and it's also a Japanese brand. Honestly no shade to them both, it's just that I rarely use Jap brands so I was skeptical whether the quality is good since it was also sold in Drugstores. Mostly ignorance on my part if you will.
I couldn't find the exact product. The closest I got was the same title, except it has "Advanced Film" for $15. After a little more reading, turns out the original formula was discontinued and relaunched with "Advanced Film". So I guess it is the same thing, just improved.
The packaging itself is very sweet and dainty. I like the Rose gold to Pink gradient on the cap and the sleek black body on the bottle. In general I'm not very used to the sweet look but doesn't matter. The formula is more important.
I read that it takes some time for the formula to dry so I'm a little concerned about that. I'm quite a clumsy person so I'm expecting some mess when I try this out. Let's see how much longer can my Revlon last before this has to take over haha
So just a quick update..
I've been having a minor break out recently around my forehead area. Am kinda bummed about it. I find myself getting pimples whenever I pluck my eyebrows. Maybe I haven't plucked it correctly, leaving my pores open and prone to infection.. Not sure how I can fix it but we'll see :/
Many people told me that I have good skin, but they don’t know this bugger here get zits too xD And it’s definitely an annoying thing nobody likes.
I’ve been seeing my sis use this Acne patch from Nexcare and it got me interested to try as well. Whenever I had a zit I’ll take one sticker from her pack to try it out. So over the past few months I’ve been using the patches on & off. And seeing how I’ve been using it more, I bought my own pack so I won’t be the asshole sibling who keeps taking her sis’s patches hahahahah
One of the most distinctive effect I noticed was how quickly my zit healed every time. Not to mention how satisfying it was to see the white gunk that’s been absorbed out of my pore. Some people find it gross but I’m the other kind who also find satisfaction watching pimple pop videos. Yum.
There are different types & brands of these acne patches but I find them to be the pretty much the same. They have some which are thinner for day use, so that it looks more invisible; some with bigger patches, etc. Some brands have medicated ones, which sounds pretty good. But I’ve never tried them.
I am only using NexCare, partly because I’m familiar with 3M products. I’m also not choosy about what type I got because I use it at home. They range from $5-$7, a little pricey but it’s worth it to me. The box (no pic cause I forgot) usually comes with a sterile sealed pack containing the acne patches and a plastic tweezer for u to pick out the product. I find using my fingers a lot easier to remove the patches though.
I did a little research to see how these works, turns out these acne patches are made from a hydrocolliod material. Meaning they are water-attracting material attached to a thin plastic film. Which is surprisingly cause I always thought it’s oil absorbing.
Some of the benefits of using acne patches are also found in this article:
Quite interesting stuffs I learn today. I really wouldn’t mind being reliant on these for my zits, they are really convenient haha
So I felt like dressing up today! Did a simple look to just feel a little pretty :3
Things I used:
I’m surprised how much a difference makes when I covered up my dark circles and just add some colour to my eyes. It made me look more awake and fresh. No wonder a lot of people are into the no make up look.
I must say too, I'm noticing the brightening effect from Cyber Colour's makeup base. I'm starting to like it and am trying to use it more often in my makeup routine.
Looking at myself made me realise the shift in my makeup "style". I love bold lip colours and used to go crazy with it. But now I prefer natural tones. In fact, the lesser I wear, the more contented I am with the way I look. Maybe the natural or subtle looks is my jam now haha The past me will probably be surprised at that.