Sunday, 24 May 2015

Night Time Skin Care Routine

So, I've done my day time skincare routine, now its night time. Products shown in the picture are in no particular order, if you must know, then it goes like this:

Makeup Remover Eyes -> Makeup Remover Face -> Cleanser -> Toner -> Eye Care -> Treatment -> Serum -> Moisturiser -> Target Treatment -> Lip Balm -> Sleeping Mask

Alright, it seems like a lot but when you get the hang of it, it seems all too natural.

1. Nuxe Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid (Moisturiser)
This is like a favourite. Light weight and nice smelling, it moisturises my skin well and I don't feel any sticky residue after application. 

2. Chanel Eye Makeup Remover
Actually, I don't quite like it. Although it does well in removing waterproof eye makeups but it stings like sh*t. My eyes went all red when it manages to seep into my eyes. Will probably change to use other brands like Maybelline (yeah, this product is the bomb)

3. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (Targeted Treatment)
I only use this when I have dry patches around my mouth area. This cream pack a punch of moisturising properties and instantly helps curing my dry area. But use sparingly as its super super super moisturising.

4. Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil (Face Makeup Remover)
This stuff is amazing. It doesn't sting your eyes, tug your skin and leave your skin dry. It removes any makeup (Waterproof mascara and eyeliner, bring it on!!) like a dream and I can feel the suppleness of my skin, like literally. Thumbs up.

5. Ido's 14 BH Complex (Treatment)
Whenever I use this, I feel that I don't break out that often. It does help in clearing up my skin whenever I'm on a bad skin day. 

6. Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Cleansing Oil (Treatment)
You might have heard me talk about this product like a million times but seriously, this is like the best stuff ever. My holy grail in fact. Its clears out blackheads, reduce hyperpigmentation, prevent spots and somehow manages to smoothen fine lines. Its a miracle in a bottle indeed. 

7. Chanel Hydra Beauty Lotion (Toner)
This is the moisturising version and boy does it do its moisturising part well. My skin doesn't feel tight (like some toners does) and I feel good after applying this with a cotton pad. It smells nice too. But if you are on a budget, I suggest that you can skip this as there are many other toners out there that does equally well with a fraction of the price.

8. This Works Clean Skin Gentle Cleanser
Well, its a cleanser, like what you would normally use, and it does what it's suppose to do. End of story.

9. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Repair Balm
This is freaking amazing. Even better than Kiehl's or Clarins in terms of healing and moisturising. I just need to slap this on the night before and WALAH!! Smooth, supple and plump up (it doesn't have plumping ingredients but it helps boost moisture for the lips) lips that you can ever imagine.

10. Lancome Genefique (Treatment) 
I use this everyday for its light weight and anti-aging properties. Although I've still have yet to give a verdict on its claim of anti-aging, but I like how it feels on my skin. The little pipet makes the whole application experience even more luxurious and I sincerely praise Lancome for this well-thought "marketing". 

11. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Cream with Avocado
Now, this product is truly fascinating. In the tub, its a cream. But once you smooth it onto your eyes area, it turns into this liquidy smooth texture that I couldn't even describe and absorbs into the skin. It also has this brightening effect that helps with reducing dark eye circles. Instant love from me. 

12. Laneige Firming Sleeping Pack
Another item which I don't use everyday is this sleeping mask. Its a thick moisturiser which you put before you sleep and expect a boost of firmness and plumping when you wake up. It also did help in making my skin more radiant. As it feels kind of thick on my skin, I use this only on colder days. 

So there you have it. The products that I use at night. 

Some might go  o_O at the amount I use but seriously, the answer to the question of "How do you maintain such beautiful complexion?" is this. Hardwork indeed but very well worth it. 

But if you are too lazy for this sh*t then I suggest that you eat healthier ^_^

Thursday, 21 May 2015

MAC Wash and Dry Collection

One word: WOW!!!

Tell me this isn't like the most gorgeous amazeballs packaging you've ever seen (ok, maybe side by side with Prabal Gurung, Toledo and Cinderella collection).

I was just so excited when I saw the collection sitting at Changi Airport Terminal Shilla Duty Free MAC counter and proceed to acquire as much as my money can afford.

I've got the MAC125SE brush, Lipglass in Hot/Cold, Satin Lipstick in Steam Heat, Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powder in Golden Rinse and Highlight Powder in Freshen Up.

A more detail review coming up soon after I bring myself to try them out. Stay tune!!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection | Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

So here's the finale of the review of MAC's Cinderella Collection. Among all 3 products, this eyeshadow palette is my favourite. Upon first look, the colours looked wearable in the pan, from earthy neutral taupe tones to light highlighting colours. 

This is definitely love at first sight.

From right to left: Vapour (V), Phloof (F), Omega (M), Quarry (M), Satin Taupe (F), Stroke of Midnight (V)

*The textures in short: V = Velvet, F = Frost, M = Matte

So onto the pigmentation and texture. Upon first swatched, they are surprisingly well pigmented. Usually I don't fancy MAC's eyeshadow palettes as they tend to disappoint in terms of pigmentation but this palette has non of that nonsense. They swatched, glides and blend easily without being patchy. Plus, they are buttery smooth with no grittiness or sparse-ness. Absolutely thumbs up.

Although Stroke of Midnight needs a couple of swipes to achieve full pigmentation like above picture, the other 5 are just amazing. MAC definitely did not compromise on the quality for this eyeshadow palette compared to the singles (all of them are permanent except for Stroke of Midnight).

Some may be disappointed that MAC puts 5 permanent eyeshadows into this palette with only 1 limited edition, but its a great way for beginners or some new to MAC who wants to try out their eyeshadow range. Its basically idiot proof with all colours wearable on it own or worn together.

All in all, this is a huge thumbs up from me.

Rating: A

Thursday, 14 May 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection | Lipglass in Glass Slipper

And now onto the ever anticipated lipgloss review. Just the packaging and the product in the tube makes me swoon and go weak by the knees. I just how delicate it looks, like a girl wearing a dainty shoes prancing around a rose garden (ok, my metaphor is getting way to weird). 

So let's jump right into my thought on it.

On first swatch, it looks..... INTIMIDATING!! I am not a girl who loves her sparkles in her gloss (I prefer them on my fingers or neck) thus this was definitely not what I veer towards to. 

And Sparkles + Sticky Gloss = No No for me

I mean, just look at those pink sparkly bits o_O. 

But I decided to be brave and take the plunge as I strongly believe that I will not get deterred by something so small. So, I went ahead and try it out on its own.

Result!? Its terrible.

But... But... Wait a minute before you start condemning this product... When I paired it with a darker lipstick colour and put this on top...

Result!? WOW!!! Its freaking GORGEOUS.

The sheer pigmentation and sparkle compliments any bold bright lipstick colour by giving it that extra oommphh and making your lips poutier. Definitely a show-stopper when you apply the gloss right in the center of your lips. It lasted quite a while (for approx 3 hours before leaving the sparkle behind) on my lips thanks to its tackier formulation

So, my take on the gloss is that do pair it with a bold base and skip wearing on it own. Oh, and a word of caution is that the sparkles might transfer to other part of your face so be careful when wiping your lips.

Rating: B- (on its own) / A- (with lipstick)