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A Beauty Haul + A Few First Impressions

I’ve been doing a whole lot of shopping lately; and this post doesn’t even cover everything that I’ve bought in the last month or so. In fact, I went shopping again on Sunday and bought some more beauty goodies. I’ve also invited a couple of new separates and outerwear into my wardrobe too but I’ll have to leave that for another post! I know some of my readers and fellow bloggers participate in no-buy months/spending bans and whilst I don’t think I’m a self-professed shopaholic, I do haves waves of going wild and this is a perfect example of one of them. I imagine that I won’t be shopping like this again until February when I’m away to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year so there: that is my spending ban planned out! 😛 I’d say this haul is quite equal parts in both makeup and skincare – enjoy! 🙂 Featured in this post: BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF 20 (in shade ’12 Natural Warm’) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet …

6 Months After Using More The Ordinary Skincare

I haven’t talked about The Ordinary in a couple of months (with the exception of favourites and empties post) so I thought now would be the perfect time to update you all on my continued experience since my last post. So far, I’ve been mostly impressed and it gives me joy that word has gotten around about this amazing brand. I’m almost sure that it needs no introduction now because it’s really taken the industry by storm. ‘Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself’, they say. That sums up The Ordinary’s situation; just that it may have happened much sooner than anticipated! They have done the unthinkable. Featured in this post: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Buffet Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Advanced Retinoid 2% Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% I will say though – the ONE product that I haven’t continued use with is the Vitamin C Suspension …

October Monthly Favourites ft. Naruko, Bare Minerals + NYX

I’ve told you time and time again that Favourites are my favourite to write (along with my Empties post) and somehow, if it were possible, this is the most exciting one I have to share with you! Perhaps it’s due to the fact that this month, it’s much more makeup-heavy than usual (I tend to be more skincare-heavy) and so I’m exploring new heights. I’ve been so excited for autumn/winter and for once in my life, I’m incredibly into makeup. I mean, I’ve been on a makeup frenzy. I’m generally quite simple with my makeup but a few Mondays ago, I just went for it. I felt like getting a whole load of nude lip colours and I’ve been exploring eyeshadow more too. Don’t hesitate to check out my beauty haul to see what else I got! 🙂 Featured in this post: Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask EX Bare Minerals Bare Pro Liquid Foundation in ‘Warm Natural 12’ Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘On and On Bronze’ NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Cannes’ …

Skincare I Took to Berlin

Happy Fall! I’m so happy for this new season…are you? I’ve never openly expressed this before (I don’t think) but I would say it’s my favourite season. Summer is great for its long days which makes my photography game strong; but my skin hates it! Now that it’s fall again, my skin is a lot nicer. Behaving. I’ve yet to share my experience of Berlin with you but first: skincare I took to Berlin.  You can also check out this post if you haven’t already: 5 beauty products I took to Berlin. [See also: My Travel Beauty Essentials Kit | Short-Haul Flight] Featured in this post: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil Superdrug Vitamin E Facial Scrub Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser Witch Cleansing Lotion Innisfree Sebum and Trouble Zero Lotion | Forest for Men (sample) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (sample) Hada Labo Perfect Cream (part of a set) LUSH Dream Cream Normally I’m not this organised with my travel skincare. Of course, I’ve always taken skincare with me whenever I travel – …

The Beauty Clean-Up #7 (empties) | HUGE Edition Once Again!

Whoa there. #7? It feels like I’m going through these at a faster rate, the more I go through them! This month has just been empties after empties. It’s interesting because I have this thing where I wait for all of my to-be-empties to actually be empties before I go and make a post about it. I can’t just go and talk about 10 and leave 3 hanging! I did say that this was a clean-up after all, didn’t I? Enjoy! + Would repurchase – Will not bother again = Neutral/Indifferent + L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Wash + Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm = Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil – La Roche-Posay Serozinc + The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin = The Ordinary Buffet + Tonymoly Intense Care Snail Hydro-gel Mask + The Cure Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask + Neogen Milk Cream Essential Mask + Neogen Black Caviar Essential Mask = La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL + Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel + Cien Soft Make-Up Pads + Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘Cherry’ …