Posted at 12:00 pm , on June 28, 2017
HERBIVORE | PIGEONHOLE
This little gem, is not only aesthetically pleasing but it provides a subtle hold through the day. My hair naturally has volume because of its unruliness, but when I straighten it, it goes lifeless. A few sprays of this in the areas where I want volume, or at times want to keep my natural waves, for a effortless look.
I particularly like the fragrance, it is not strong at all and I do not find the smell lingers too long on the hair. I think you only get a whiff of it when you first spray and when you get up close to the strands. The fragrance I purchased was Sea Mist, reminiscent of how beaches are seen, felt as calm havens.
All natural, with key ingredient such as aloe vera and sea salt. You can spray this onto your skin or in the room, for a calming, refreshing effect.
Posted at 2:00 pm , on June 21, 2017
MURAD | SEPHORA $32
I have mixed views on this blemish treatment. It uses potent ingredients such as sulfur to clear out the blemish, zinc to calm irritations and provide protection. AHAs and BHAs is also included to provide the encouragement of cell regeneration.
I do find it alright in its job to minimize the irritation, especially with small issues, however its not good to use on stubborn blemishes. It isn’t hash on the skin, super dewy in fact and you only need a tiny dot! It comes off clear which is perfect, if you do want to apply it during the day. It does not have an instant affect, however it provides a moderate amount of protection for future breakouts.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on May 4, 2017
SUNDAY RILEY | MECCA MAXIMA $80
I have mixed thoughts about this toner. Yes, the packaging is beautiful and sturdy, but the dispenser is a bit difficult to use. There is not a high degree of control to pump the amount you need, and trust me you only need a little. The smell is quite strong, so I would recommend using this during your night routine.
One of its goals is to minimise your pores as it has a mixture of bentonite clay, but for me I do not see a change. I have been using this for over 3 weeks. What I do like, is the usage of marshmallow and green tea, as I wake up, my face has a reduction of redness and it feels supple. Other key ingredients are cucumber, witch hazel extract, manuka, magnolia bark extract and black cumin all there to help tone, balance and prep your skin. I love the burst of potent ingredients and it feels great once applied, non-sticky and it absorbs fairly quickly. However, due to not completely matifying my skin and providing the results it claims to do… It is a nay for me.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on April 19, 2017
BANILA CO. | W COSMETICS $5
An eye patch, more like an eye mask is designed to look like lace-designed mask. You do not need to worry looking like a ghost around the house, now you can look stylish whilst you pamper!
Filled with ingredients to whiten and brighten, such as white flower complete, ceramics and rose, it smells beautiful but not overpowering. The serum was non-sticky and did not provide too much that it would drip down my face. Some face masks I have bought in the past, kept slipping off because it had too much serum to hold. The design is something I absolutely loved, as it does not slip off and covers the top and bottom areas of my eyes. I bought another because it was not only affordable, but it covers a wide range of the eye area.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on April 9, 2017
TOUCH IN SOL | BB COSMETIC $7.97
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Don’t you love pops of yellow and against black? It provides the ‘edgey’ feel but at the same time, combining it with youth. That’s what I felt this mascara gave, when applying. The handle I found is perfect, great for people like me who has a unsteady hand.
Super buildable, this mascara delivers a light-weight black finish and swiftly separates your lashes. I find that the texture of rubber-like, which allows the lashes to truly open. It is formulated with silk protein, protecting and maintaining your eyelashes health. I do enjoy wearing this during the day or a simple day/night out, just because it looks natural. I love how it doesn’t transfer and it is perfect for sensitive eyes, well for me in any case.
To point out, I like the wand because of its arch. With the arch I can lift my lashes whist coating. For a price this affordable, I highly recommend!
Posted at 12:00 pm , on April 5, 2017
16 BRAND | MECCA MAXIMA $19
I incorporate this blush pen, on days when I generally wear minimal make-up. I love to just dab it on top of a plain strobe cream to give my cheeks a bit of colour. The colour on my skin, almost looks like a metallic light pink and has that extra glow, but quite natural. I would dab a line of my desired areas, and further pat it in with my fingers to blend. The liquid that comes out, is non-sticky and is light-weight.
I have never heard of this brand, but I am loving this blush pen! Super easy to use, eliminating the process of getting a sponge/brush to apply the blush. You only need 2-3 clicks and out comes with liquid. It lasts throughout the day, and it is build-able. With about 19 shades to choose from, I think I am getting myself another pen!
Posted at 12:00 pm , on March 24, 2017
NO KA’OI | NET-A-PORTER $135.27
I have always thought that I should invest in a yoga mat, as I do find it kind of unsettling using the general mats at the gym. I scoured though Net-A-Porter and found this beauty!
Made with microfibre and padded with sponge, you will surely feel comfortable throughout your yoga or other exercises. To keep it from moving about, the back has a gum-like texture without imposing the cushioning effect. Machine washable approved, this convenient mat is highly functional and affordable too!
Posted at 12:00 pm , on March 1, 2017
KOCOSTAR | SEPHORA $35
At first I was a bit confused on the concept of the 6 ways, the patches can be placed. After looking for an image online, I finally got the idea and I think it’s brilliant! To be able to patch desired areas, and it is all in one pretty container.
Locations are eyelids, smile lines and the eye bags. Super cooling and it adheres to the skin beautifully due to hydrogel. Made to last for 30 days, you will notice the toning, conditioning, detoxfying and brightening results due to these goodies – peony, phillinus, ginseng, baikal skullcap extract and good old flakes of gold.
I have been using it every night and when I wake up. I highly recommend these convenient patches, I find placing this in the fridge, provides a more powerful cooling effect once used.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on February 22, 2017
DRUNK ELEPHANT | MECCA MAXIMA $132
I use this serum in conjunction with another water-based item, beforehand. This best thing I have found using this, is that the next day my face feels hydrated and smooth. For me, consistency was key as it took about a week to see noticeable differences.
I looked into this company and I loved what they strive to do, especially educating others that not all natural products are good for the skin. I have noticed that by using this, it has brought the natural radiance back. So I can go out to work the next day, without wearing foundation and sometimes concealer. This intensive night treatment’s highlights are, pigmentations and blemishes are targeted and faded, roughness like bumps are reduced and for me it helps control oil. Dead skin cells are lifted away, which results in even skin tone. With a punch of 12% AHA/BHA and other non-harsh ingredients, you won’t be disappointed.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on February 17, 2017
TOO FACED | MECCA MAXIMA $27
I normally don’t wear lip glosses, due to find sometimes I find the shine to be too much for casual wears. However, this product is not overly glossy and is almost natural for my lip colour. I got mine in the name of Pure Peach.
Non-sticky this colour slightly has an dark pink, orange underlay, which is lovely to be worn on its own or over a liner. The wear time is short-lived, so constant applying is needed. Combining peach oil and coconut oil, not only makes it smell and taste like peaches, it moisturises and softens. With the mixture of Vitamin E, this a sure hit for this season.