Monday, June 23, 2014

[Acne Story/Tips] Summer Breakouts & My Favorite Summer Skincare Essentials 2014

Summer is the season I hate the most. Let me tell you three reasons why I hate summer.
1) I hate the HEAT!
Heat causes me to sweat and become sweaty all over...

2) My skin tends to be more greasy!; More prone to BREAKOUT!
During summer, my skin tends to be more oilier than usual. Thus, it get clogged more easily and more often which leads to BREAKOUT! Rawr, I hate this! 

3) ENLARGED PORES!
*faint*

The reasons/problems stated are not happening only to me. I believe many of you face the same problems as well. Summer causes us to be more prone to sweat, breakout and enlarge pores but there are a few ways to reduce these problems. Let me share with you how I tackle them.

Let's talk about 'breakouts' first, shall we?

I received enquiries asking how's my skin now. To be honest, it's not doing too good but it's not doing too bad either.  Despite using acne-fighting skincare products from Etude House AC Clinic,

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Deep Black)

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Deep Black)
Description Claims:
- Containing honey essence with moisturizing effect.
- An extra-fine tipped brush that delivers a exact, definite, even stroke when lining the eyes.
- Deep black color creates strong contour on eyes.
- Water resistance formula yet dries quickly. Easy wash off formula, long lasting, easy to be removed by warm water.

Directions:
- Shake well with the cap on before use.
- When using product for the first time, it may be necessary to shake the bottle for a few more times and leave it upside down for a while.
- Wipe off excess liquid on brush tip before use.
- Carefully draw a thin line all along upper lash line.
- Avoid drawing too thick as thick lines may make your eyes look smaller instead.
- For best effect, use with Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner Black to color in the gaps between lash line and you eyelashes.
- Finish off with a 2-3mm flick upwards at the corners of eyes.
- For more impact, frame your eyes by using Dolly Wink Pencil eyeliner Black for your lower lash line too.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Review: Etude House Eraser Show Remover Bar

Etude House Eraser Show Remover Bar (each 0.16ml x 20 bars)
Description: Individually filled with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract enriched makeup remover, this soft cotton swab instantly lifts off smudges and makeup mistakes, while leaving the rest of the makeup untouched. So convenient and compact, it is perfect for on the go quick makeup correction.

Directions:
1. Hold the bar vertically, the lid side of the bar upward. Pull up the lid in a gentle turning motion to apart both ends.
2. Leave the lid side open and let formula inside flows down and fills the opposite tip.
3. Gently apply the saturated tip of the bar to remove makeup mistakes.
4. Use a dry tip of the bar to wipe off any surplus remover. Discard swab.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Review: The Face Shop New Zealand Volcanic Clay Blackhead Heating Gel Mask

The Face Shop New Zealand Volcanic Clay Blackhead Heating Gel Mask (50ml)
Description: The Face Shop Volcanic Clay BlackHead Heating Gel Mask is a self-heating, wash off type gel mask. A Perfect cleansing line effective for removing blackheads and dead skin cells. This gel mask gives off heat when applied to the skin to melt blackheads.

Directions: After washing the face, even the skin by using a toner. Apply and massage to nose area avoiding contact with eyes and mouth areas. Wash off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.