Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 17, 2017
MIZON | MECCA MAXIMA $15
The texture of this lip gloss, is silky smooth and definitely ‘juicy’. A little is required and I suppose it would depend on what you eat/drink, but it would last for a good hour or two. It’s super compact, so you can easily have it on the go.
Nourishing due to the mixture of its quantity and enriching essence. It has collagen to assist with moisturising your lips, transforming your chapped lips to a more youthful appearance and feel. It does recommend apply it 20 minutes before jumping under the sun, as it contains UV protection. The only criticism I have about this product, is that it claims to ‘plump lips’. I think it just gives the illusion due to the gloss overlay, but overall I quite like how its non-sticky, no scent and the clear sheen it provides.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 3, 2017
Been using this potent eye cream religiously every night. The skin around my eyes tend to dry up quickly, so I made it a mission to start caring for it now rather than later. After all the cleansing, once you apply the cream filled with squalane, lavender essential oil, evening primrose and other goodies, you can immediately feel it providing moisture whilst minimising the fine lines. I also found it to reduce the dark-circles, not entirely but it does brighten it.
Weightless, scent-less and it does not leave a sticky residue this restorative eye cream is a must! I love how it is perfect for sensitive skin and little application is needed to get the benefits.
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.