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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 – …

July Monthly Favourites ft. Charlotte Tilbury, H&M + Etude House!

I actually couldn’t tell you what happened in July, except for the fact that I watched a lot of Wimbledon tennis for most of it. Otherwise the month just flew by as if we just skipped a month and said hello to August which also – what’s that all about?! I can however tell you what I’ve been really loving in the past month and wouldn’t you believe it…there is only one skincare product! As such, I’ll start with that first. Featured in this post: The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Mask Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette in ‘Beauty Glow’ Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Duo in ‘#1 Dark Brown’ H&M Precision Sponge in ‘Natural White’ Palmolive Milk & Honey Shampoo VO5 Revive Me Daily Conditioner   Breaking out? You need a skin conditioner: A few weeks ago, I had one of the most horrific breakouts in my adult life, which I’m still trying to work out (more on that in another post). I masked a lot in those two weeks of recovering (!!) which lead …

The Beauty Clean-Up #6 (empties) | HUGE Edition!

Overdue is largely an understatement right now but I’m glad I can actively throw away what’s been in my beauty junk box since the last time we spoke. [See: The Beauty Clean-up #5] I’ve been doing some major collecting to the point that my beauty junk box is well and truly overflowing. I need to throw these empty packets and bottles away! This is going to be a particularly long post so to (hopefully) make things easier, I’ll keep each product review as short as possible! + Would repurchase – Will not bother again = Neutral/Indifferent + Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – Simple Toning Cleanser = Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water + Bioderma Sébium H2O + The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc 1% + The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% + The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% + The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% + Boots No7 Youthful Eye Serum + Clinique All About Eyes + Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser * + Eucerin Sun Fluid Mattifying SPF 50+ …

4 Beauty Waters on Trial

It has been trial month for me and I like to think that I’ve been patient enough in testing the products to have an acquired opinion about them! This time we’re talking beauty waters although I’m being quite loose with the term here. I really mean beauty waters in terms of its liquid form but by strict definition, I don’t think the eye makeup remover would pass as a beauty water! Otherwise, everything else is quite multi-functional; helping me prep my skin prior to more skincare goodness and/or makeup. These are perhaps the most beauty waters I’ve owned and used in the same beauty cycle so you can say I’m stepping into new territory! Featured in this post: Bioderma Sébium H2O Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover La Roche-Posay Serozinc Avène Thermal Spring Water The Micellar Water I wouldn’t say I swear by micellar waters because you shouldn’t get lazy about washing your face twice (i.e. double-cleanse) but I don’t think I can extract them from my life either. It’s what I use as my ‘morning-cleanse’ …

No-Buy Phase: What I Won’t Be Buying For A While

As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I’ve been shopping. Some of which, I’ve shared with you already, some are still in-testing and some are…not yet touched. 👀 I have seen these type of posts around but it was never my full intention to create a post of this sort. I guess I didn’t quite anticipate how many products I’m still not using despite having emptied so many. [See: Empties posts] So when I did discover those products in the simple action of opening my drawer or looking in my ‘beauty basket’, I decided I needed to sort out what I wouldn’t be buying for a while! A long while. These are also products I need to actively start using more of despite me consciously knowing of its existence or throw out, because they’re so old. So, enjoy! To make things easier, I thought best to organise in categories! Featured in this post: Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in ‘Pale Yellow’ Rimmel Stay Matte in ‘Translucent’ Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in …