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Oily Skin 101: Managing Oily Skin

Hello, gorgeousness! I'm suffering from oily skin. Pretty sure I already let everybody know that I have oily skin since born. It's a struggle sometimes. I mean, wherever I go, in all the pictures I'm in, there's always this familiar, unwanted 'grease' that rests on my cheeks, nose, and forehead. While I'm whining about that, there's always someone that convinces me having oily skin means I will get fewer wrinkles in the future. Well, it doesn't change the fact that having oily skin can be irking on a daily basis.

Fret not, my oily peeps. I've compiled a list of tried and true skincare tips to manage oily skin, all the ingredients to look for when it comes to oily complexion, and more!

Don't over cleanse your face

I used to cleanse my face more than twice a day using an overly stripping facial cleanser. I will get into more of this later. But please, if you think you have to cleanse your face every time it gets overly oily, you're stripping your skin, ma'am, and that's not cute for future you. Just properly cleanse your face twice a day using the #60SecondRule is already good enough. 

Use non-stripping facial cleanser

I had to learn this the hard way. There was a time where my skin is overproducing oil and I'm just a big, walking greasy mess. If you have oily skin, the key is to be gentle. Use a gentle, non-stripping facial cleanser. 

"Wouldn't we have to use a stronger facial cleanser to suck up all the oil and gunk away from our skin?"

Here's the thing, cleansing your skin is good but using a harsh, overly stripping cleanser is definitely not it. Avoid alcohol-heavy cleansers if you can, because it's one of the main causes of stripping or drying resulting in the skin to overproduce oil which is gonna make you even oilier. 

I would recommend the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Facial Gel Wash, and Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser. These cleansers are filled with lots of hydrating ingredients, antioxidants, and humectants. Ceramide, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, you name it. It'll very much benefit oily skin.

Opt for rich moisturizer at night

It sounds crazy, I know. I love my Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer. Y'all probably rolling your eyes by now and tired of me mentioning the Neutrogena moisturizer. But this is different! I promise.

Have you ever use a rich, hydrating moisturizer at night? I have and I realized that my skin was significantly less oily throughout the day. The moisturizer I used was pretty decent and most importantly, it was able to lock-in moisture at night as well as to make sure I wasn't losing as much water resulting in better, hydrated skin. It was the Some By Mi Miracle Cream!

It's not that rich for some people but it's pretty rich to me. It's rich but it doesn't feel heavy. It's like a somewhere-in-between kind of moisturizer. It has 70% Centella Asiatica extract, niacinamide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, to name a few. The ingredients in this when I first look through it I'm just like "Yes, yes, yes, yes, give it to me." 

Cleansing oil is not your enemy

How can I forget to mention the elephant in the room? I know. It's the exact opposite of what you would always hear, right? I wear makeup almost every day and for me not to properly dissolve my entire makeup at the end of the day is a nightmare. If you think having oily skin is to use water-based cleansers all the time, wake up! Your micellar cleansing water is not meant to remove makeup, honey. 

My tried and true cleansing oil is definitely from Simple. Of course, me, and all of my drugstore recommendations. It's probably the most unproblematic oil cleanser I've ever used. 

I know it's going to give some people a 'freak out' moment but it will benefit your skin in the long run. The cleansing oil I'm using specifically for my double cleansing routine is so gentle, non-irritating, won't clog your pores, and yes, inexpensive but works so well! Don't get me wrong, I still use micellar cleansing water but only when I have no makeup on and just sunscreen/ cc cream. If you're using pretty heavy makeup on a day to day basis, consider using a cleansing oil.

Oily skin + makeup

Having oily skin but you love to wear makeup? Fear not. I've thought about this as well. First thing first, I would personally recommend to use mattifying and pore filling primer for the most problematic area on the face. Other than those areas, you can use hydrating/dewy primers.

I'm all about creating the right balance when it comes to my makeup. So yes, I double prime. Don't freak out! Primers are not meant to stay on your skin the whole day. Always, always, double cleanse to make sure you're getting all the makeup and dirt out of your skin. 

But yeah, a lot of the time I prefer keeping the center of my face a little matte while leaving my cheeks dewy for that perfect balance. My Mary-Lou Manizer is already good enough to achieve my perfect dewy, balanced look but with the Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter it brings the whole look to another level!

Do you have oily skin? What are your tried and true tips to manage your skin?
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020

Oily Skin 101: Managing Oily Skin

Oily Skin 101: Managing Oily Skin

Hello, gorgeousness! I'm suffering from oily skin. Pretty sure I already let everybody know that I have oily skin since born. It's a struggle sometimes. I mean, wherever I go, in all the pictures I'm in, there's always this familiar, unwanted 'grease' that rests on my cheeks, nose, and forehead. While I'm whining about that, there's always someone that convinces me having oily skin means I will get fewer wrinkles in the future. Well, it doesn't change the fact that having oily skin can be irking on a daily basis.

Fret not, my oily peeps. I've compiled a list of tried and true skincare tips to manage oily skin, all the ingredients to look for when it comes to oily complexion, and more!

Don't over cleanse your face

I used to cleanse my face more than twice a day using an overly stripping facial cleanser. I will get into more of this later. But please, if you think you have to cleanse your face every time it gets overly oily, you're stripping your skin, ma'am, and that's not cute for future you. Just properly cleanse your face twice a day using the #60SecondRule is already good enough. 

Use non-stripping facial cleanser

I had to learn this the hard way. There was a time where my skin is overproducing oil and I'm just a big, walking greasy mess. If you have oily skin, the key is to be gentle. Use a gentle, non-stripping facial cleanser. 

"Wouldn't we have to use a stronger facial cleanser to suck up all the oil and gunk away from our skin?"

Here's the thing, cleansing your skin is good but using a harsh, overly stripping cleanser is definitely not it. Avoid alcohol-heavy cleansers if you can, because it's one of the main causes of stripping or drying resulting in the skin to overproduce oil which is gonna make you even oilier. 

I would recommend the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Facial Gel Wash, and Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser. These cleansers are filled with lots of hydrating ingredients, antioxidants, and humectants. Ceramide, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, you name it. It'll very much benefit oily skin.

Opt for rich moisturizer at night

It sounds crazy, I know. I love my Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer. Y'all probably rolling your eyes by now and tired of me mentioning the Neutrogena moisturizer. But this is different! I promise.

Have you ever use a rich, hydrating moisturizer at night? I have and I realized that my skin was significantly less oily throughout the day. The moisturizer I used was pretty decent and most importantly, it was able to lock-in moisture at night as well as to make sure I wasn't losing as much water resulting in better, hydrated skin. It was the Some By Mi Miracle Cream!

It's not that rich for some people but it's pretty rich to me. It's rich but it doesn't feel heavy. It's like a somewhere-in-between kind of moisturizer. It has 70% Centella Asiatica extract, niacinamide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, to name a few. The ingredients in this when I first look through it I'm just like "Yes, yes, yes, yes, give it to me." 

Cleansing oil is not your enemy

How can I forget to mention the elephant in the room? I know. It's the exact opposite of what you would always hear, right? I wear makeup almost every day and for me not to properly dissolve my entire makeup at the end of the day is a nightmare. If you think having oily skin is to use water-based cleansers all the time, wake up! Your micellar cleansing water is not meant to remove makeup, honey. 

My tried and true cleansing oil is definitely from Simple. Of course, me, and all of my drugstore recommendations. It's probably the most unproblematic oil cleanser I've ever used. 

I know it's going to give some people a 'freak out' moment but it will benefit your skin in the long run. The cleansing oil I'm using specifically for my double cleansing routine is so gentle, non-irritating, won't clog your pores, and yes, inexpensive but works so well! Don't get me wrong, I still use micellar cleansing water but only when I have no makeup on and just sunscreen/ cc cream. If you're using pretty heavy makeup on a day to day basis, consider using a cleansing oil.

Oily skin + makeup

Having oily skin but you love to wear makeup? Fear not. I've thought about this as well. First thing first, I would personally recommend to use mattifying and pore filling primer for the most problematic area on the face. Other than those areas, you can use hydrating/dewy primers.

I'm all about creating the right balance when it comes to my makeup. So yes, I double prime. Don't freak out! Primers are not meant to stay on your skin the whole day. Always, always, double cleanse to make sure you're getting all the makeup and dirt out of your skin. 

But yeah, a lot of the time I prefer keeping the center of my face a little matte while leaving my cheeks dewy for that perfect balance. My Mary-Lou Manizer is already good enough to achieve my perfect dewy, balanced look but with the Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter it brings the whole look to another level!

Do you have oily skin? What are your tried and true tips to manage your skin?

Hello, gorgeousness! Happy October! Time flies by so fast and we are already 4 days into October but mentally I'm still processing March. I couldn't fathom that some of y'all really don't get out of the house much and been quarantining since March/ April. Is your mental health okay? Do you get support for your overall wellbeing? Just keeping you guys in check. I hope everyone is doing alright, especially in my own country, Malaysia. It's been a rough few days for us. The number of cases is suddenly pretty concerning so I hope we could just take all the safety precautions for ourselves and stay safe.

Anyway, back to why you're here. Yes, I did the COVID-19 nasal swab test a few days back. If you're following me on my socials, you would know. But yeah, I survived the nasal swab test *crying inside*

I believe you may have heard about the nasal swab test, which would determine if you might have been infected with the novel coronavirus. That being said, my workplace teamed up with the medical professionals and announced they would offer nasal swab testing for the staff and we're all encouraged to do it, which I clearly wasn't ready for. However, I'm a responsible human being and as a member of the public, I think it's something that I need to do regardless since I'm working as an essential services provider. So yeah.

I didn't get any pictures or proof of me being tested because the testing facility was a tad bit strict and we're all advised to keep our phones away while testing, no camera bla bla bla. I'm obeying the medical professionals here okay.

After lining up outside the testing facility for about 5 minutes, I then entered and have my name and IC number signed up. I was given like a transparent biohazard pouch which will hold my samples later on and I was told to wait until the doctor calls my name and do the test on me. After a minute or so, I heard my name being shouted and I was immediately freaking out and my hands are all shaking not gonna lie I was shit scared but of course I was playing it cool.

But you guys, it turned out slightly awful for me. Legit. I feel like someone was itching the back of my eye socket and it goes down to my belly button. Just for the record, the nasal cavity still feels off even after a few hours. The process, although it gives me a bunch of anxiety, was otherwise less painful. It's still painful and uncomfortable though like your eyes got watery and all but it's somewhat bearable.

All in all, it's still one of the most uncomfortable things I'll ever experience although the test took me less than 10 minutes. It's my unsettling 10 minutes that I couldn't get back for me.

Anyway, for now, my friends and I — none of us reported having any of the common symptoms — we will have to wait and see if our results are added to the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lahad Datu, which is not something we would want, or if they will simply just tick up the test rate and reopening businesses and push the region one step closer to begin again.

Hopefully, we'll be fine! Please stay safe. If you cannot for the life of you to avoid mass gatherings, please follow the SOP. Put your mask on, always carry hand sanitizers with you, practice social distancing. If any of you thought you should get tested, you should just go for it. Yeah, it's uncomfortable I don't ever want to put myself in that situation again but it's quick and it's for everyone's safety. One can be infected and be asymptomatic. Just saying. 

Stay safe and be seeing you xx

Tea Time Vol. 6 | My COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test Experience


Hello, gorgeousness! Happy October! Time flies by so fast and we are already 4 days into October but mentally I'm still processing March. I couldn't fathom that some of y'all really don't get out of the house much and been quarantining since March/ April. Is your mental health okay? Do you get support for your overall wellbeing? Just keeping you guys in check. I hope everyone is doing alright, especially in my own country, Malaysia. It's been a rough few days for us. The number of cases is suddenly pretty concerning so I hope we could just take all the safety precautions for ourselves and stay safe.

Anyway, back to why you're here. Yes, I did the COVID-19 nasal swab test a few days back. If you're following me on my socials, you would know. But yeah, I survived the nasal swab test *crying inside*

I believe you may have heard about the nasal swab test, which would determine if you might have been infected with the novel coronavirus. That being said, my workplace teamed up with the medical professionals and announced they would offer nasal swab testing for the staff and we're all encouraged to do it, which I clearly wasn't ready for. However, I'm a responsible human being and as a member of the public, I think it's something that I need to do regardless since I'm working as an essential services provider. So yeah.

I didn't get any pictures or proof of me being tested because the testing facility was a tad bit strict and we're all advised to keep our phones away while testing, no camera bla bla bla. I'm obeying the medical professionals here okay.

After lining up outside the testing facility for about 5 minutes, I then entered and have my name and IC number signed up. I was given like a transparent biohazard pouch which will hold my samples later on and I was told to wait until the doctor calls my name and do the test on me. After a minute or so, I heard my name being shouted and I was immediately freaking out and my hands are all shaking not gonna lie I was shit scared but of course I was playing it cool.

But you guys, it turned out slightly awful for me. Legit. I feel like someone was itching the back of my eye socket and it goes down to my belly button. Just for the record, the nasal cavity still feels off even after a few hours. The process, although it gives me a bunch of anxiety, was otherwise less painful. It's still painful and uncomfortable though like your eyes got watery and all but it's somewhat bearable.

All in all, it's still one of the most uncomfortable things I'll ever experience although the test took me less than 10 minutes. It's my unsettling 10 minutes that I couldn't get back for me.

Anyway, for now, my friends and I — none of us reported having any of the common symptoms — we will have to wait and see if our results are added to the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lahad Datu, which is not something we would want, or if they will simply just tick up the test rate and reopening businesses and push the region one step closer to begin again.

Hopefully, we'll be fine! Please stay safe. If you cannot for the life of you to avoid mass gatherings, please follow the SOP. Put your mask on, always carry hand sanitizers with you, practice social distancing. If any of you thought you should get tested, you should just go for it. Yeah, it's uncomfortable I don't ever want to put myself in that situation again but it's quick and it's for everyone's safety. One can be infected and be asymptomatic. Just saying. 

Stay safe and be seeing you xx
My Most Repurchased Beauty Products

Hello, gorgeousness! I watched a lot of beauty videos as of late and they're mainly from smaller channels on Youtube. I've been really into smaller beauty channels because I just want to help them wherever I can during this trying time. Anyway, I've seen a lot of them do this kind of content and I truly think it speaks volume. Reviews and first impressions can be somewhat helpful but I personally want to know how many times someone repurchases something. If you repurchase a product that literally does mean that you really, really enjoy it. So I want to make a version of mine. Let's go, it's a long one...

Maybelline Superstay Liquid Foundation

My favorite full coverage foundation that wouldn't break the bank. It's insane how many bottles I've used up and still have a few bottles in my stockpile in case they stop making it. One of the best drugstore full coverage foundation that wears well all day long.

IN2IT Cover Smooth Loose Powder

I'm an oil-slick so setting powder is my best friend. I have yet to find and try loose powders from another brand at the drugstore. This one from IN2IT does the job stunningly at keeping me to not look like a greasy mess throughout the day. 

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

When I say it doesn't crease under my eyes, it doesn't crease under my eyes. It's everything I ever wanted in a concealer. It's full coverage, blends into the skin seamlessly, and wears well all day. It's so easy to work with and once it sets it just stays in place all day. I can see why it's totally worth the hype.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

The amount of how many I've gone through this mascara is insane. Perhaps, this is my most repurchased mascara from Maybelline. It gives my lashes the fluffiest volume and holds a curl all day long. It's clump-free, it doesn't flake and more importantly, it doesn't give me 'panda eyes'. This is just what I want in a mascara that most probably wouldn't break the bank.

Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner

Another favorite from the drugstore is this brow product. It's by Silkygirl and my fellow Malaysian sisters know that Silkygirl probably one of the most affordable makeup brands here at the drugstore. Silkygirl made some killer eyebrow products. I like their eyebrow pencil too like the one you have to sharpen every time but this one is more convenient for me and it's so skinny! I can achieve whatever brow shape I want with this brow liner. I really appreciate how fine the tip is on this product. It's super easy to make hair-like strokes.

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer

This is a little pricey for something that I keep repurchasing. I've never tried a mattifying primer that quite like this. It's mattifying, pore-filling, and it evens out my overall skin tone. One more thing that I want to point out other than it smells heavenly is that it has a cooling sensation upon using it on the face. I don't know what's in there but I like it.

My Most Repurchased Beauty Products

Pixi Glow Tonic

I've gone through an absurd number of this toner. And the fact that I always get the smaller, travel size bottle because I feel like I'm being economical, but I fly through them like about a month (I use it twice a day), baffles me. I didn't like this toner at first because of the stinging sensation. But as time goes by I'm getting used to the stinging and now I don't feel it like ever anymore. I like that it's exfoliating and it along the way helps get rid of the acne scars I have. It literally does leave my skin supple and glowing, hence the name.

Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner

I'm all about hydration, baby. And this toner is one of my very favorites. It's alcohol-free, it has brightening agents, and most likely wouldn't do anything that will upset my skin. If you ever read my empties post, I mentioned this toner quite a few times because I just love it and it's cheap and accessible. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

This moisturiser is like love at first use for me. I instantly fell in love with the texture and the things it did to my skin and how well it matches my skin concern. It feels lightweight but gives me enough hydration day and night. I personally think it does the job for me but some people think this moisturiser is just a 'scam'. You do you, boo.

Kayman Beauty Coalface Soap & Skintella Repairing Serum

I'm going to breeze through and talk about these two babies together because they're better together. It's from a local brand that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's thoughtfully created by a woman that I adore named Nabella Anuar. The whole skincare range is carefully made for a lot of skin concerns using natural remedies that are proven to work well, pretty much all the time.

I almost didn't want to change my skincare routine and stick to these two babies in terms of my facial cleanser and serum. I've been in a situation where I've been getting a lot of acne and the scars are just the worst. I almost gave up but the moment I decided to try the cleanser and serum from Kayman Beauty, was definitely the moment I believe miracles could happen and it comes in a soap and liquid form. Haha! But it's true though. I've never been so confident going out with friends and the love of my life with a bare face. It's definitely a long time coming and it's worth it at the end. 

Props to you Kak Belle and your team. You know what you're doing and you won't give out nasty products for us. I will keep supporting because in times like this I just want to give my support to small businesses, local businesses that actually make money-worth products.

Visit kaymanbeauty.com if you're in the range and want to step up your skincare game. This is not sponsored at all, I just want to help :)

That's it for today's chit chat, you guys! I hope you're having fun. Definitely check out some of these products if you haven't already. Tell me what kind of content you want to see next on the blog. I will give it to you. Be seeing you xx

What are your most repurchased beauty products? Do you have any recommendations for me? 
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  • Sunday, September 20, 2020

My Most Repurchased Beauty Products

My Most Repurchased Beauty Products

Hello, gorgeousness! I watched a lot of beauty videos as of late and they're mainly from smaller channels on Youtube. I've been really into smaller beauty channels because I just want to help them wherever I can during this trying time. Anyway, I've seen a lot of them do this kind of content and I truly think it speaks volume. Reviews and first impressions can be somewhat helpful but I personally want to know how many times someone repurchases something. If you repurchase a product that literally does mean that you really, really enjoy it. So I want to make a version of mine. Let's go, it's a long one...

Maybelline Superstay Liquid Foundation

My favorite full coverage foundation that wouldn't break the bank. It's insane how many bottles I've used up and still have a few bottles in my stockpile in case they stop making it. One of the best drugstore full coverage foundation that wears well all day long.

IN2IT Cover Smooth Loose Powder

I'm an oil-slick so setting powder is my best friend. I have yet to find and try loose powders from another brand at the drugstore. This one from IN2IT does the job stunningly at keeping me to not look like a greasy mess throughout the day. 

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

When I say it doesn't crease under my eyes, it doesn't crease under my eyes. It's everything I ever wanted in a concealer. It's full coverage, blends into the skin seamlessly, and wears well all day. It's so easy to work with and once it sets it just stays in place all day. I can see why it's totally worth the hype.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

The amount of how many I've gone through this mascara is insane. Perhaps, this is my most repurchased mascara from Maybelline. It gives my lashes the fluffiest volume and holds a curl all day long. It's clump-free, it doesn't flake and more importantly, it doesn't give me 'panda eyes'. This is just what I want in a mascara that most probably wouldn't break the bank.

Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner

Another favorite from the drugstore is this brow product. It's by Silkygirl and my fellow Malaysian sisters know that Silkygirl probably one of the most affordable makeup brands here at the drugstore. Silkygirl made some killer eyebrow products. I like their eyebrow pencil too like the one you have to sharpen every time but this one is more convenient for me and it's so skinny! I can achieve whatever brow shape I want with this brow liner. I really appreciate how fine the tip is on this product. It's super easy to make hair-like strokes.

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer

This is a little pricey for something that I keep repurchasing. I've never tried a mattifying primer that quite like this. It's mattifying, pore-filling, and it evens out my overall skin tone. One more thing that I want to point out other than it smells heavenly is that it has a cooling sensation upon using it on the face. I don't know what's in there but I like it.

My Most Repurchased Beauty Products

Pixi Glow Tonic

I've gone through an absurd number of this toner. And the fact that I always get the smaller, travel size bottle because I feel like I'm being economical, but I fly through them like about a month (I use it twice a day), baffles me. I didn't like this toner at first because of the stinging sensation. But as time goes by I'm getting used to the stinging and now I don't feel it like ever anymore. I like that it's exfoliating and it along the way helps get rid of the acne scars I have. It literally does leave my skin supple and glowing, hence the name.

Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner

I'm all about hydration, baby. And this toner is one of my very favorites. It's alcohol-free, it has brightening agents, and most likely wouldn't do anything that will upset my skin. If you ever read my empties post, I mentioned this toner quite a few times because I just love it and it's cheap and accessible. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

This moisturiser is like love at first use for me. I instantly fell in love with the texture and the things it did to my skin and how well it matches my skin concern. It feels lightweight but gives me enough hydration day and night. I personally think it does the job for me but some people think this moisturiser is just a 'scam'. You do you, boo.

Kayman Beauty Coalface Soap & Skintella Repairing Serum

I'm going to breeze through and talk about these two babies together because they're better together. It's from a local brand that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's thoughtfully created by a woman that I adore named Nabella Anuar. The whole skincare range is carefully made for a lot of skin concerns using natural remedies that are proven to work well, pretty much all the time.

I almost didn't want to change my skincare routine and stick to these two babies in terms of my facial cleanser and serum. I've been in a situation where I've been getting a lot of acne and the scars are just the worst. I almost gave up but the moment I decided to try the cleanser and serum from Kayman Beauty, was definitely the moment I believe miracles could happen and it comes in a soap and liquid form. Haha! But it's true though. I've never been so confident going out with friends and the love of my life with a bare face. It's definitely a long time coming and it's worth it at the end. 

Props to you Kak Belle and your team. You know what you're doing and you won't give out nasty products for us. I will keep supporting because in times like this I just want to give my support to small businesses, local businesses that actually make money-worth products.

Visit kaymanbeauty.com if you're in the range and want to step up your skincare game. This is not sponsored at all, I just want to help :)

That's it for today's chit chat, you guys! I hope you're having fun. Definitely check out some of these products if you haven't already. Tell me what kind of content you want to see next on the blog. I will give it to you. Be seeing you xx

What are your most repurchased beauty products? Do you have any recommendations for me? 
 (Contains affiliated links)
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Hello, gorgeousness! I recently got the Urban Decay Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette. Well, actually, my sister bought it for me as a gift. Having a sister is not bad after all. My sisters are a blessing! Anyway, a little backstory about this new palette I got: I initially wanted the ABH Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette but it was sold out so I have to quickly find an alternative under 10 minutes and it was frustrating. I really wanted the Modern Renaissance but deciding on UD Naked Cherry wasn't a bad decision after all.

The color story of Naked Cherry really caught me. I remember watching Chloe Morello's review on the Naked Cherry collection more than 5 times because the color of this collection really stood out for me if that makes sense. It literally is a stunning array of deep, rich, cherry-plum, sultry shades. Some people don't find it wearable in terms of day to day basis but I guess that's not the case for me.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Let's take a closer look at the shades, shall we? I'll do the shades break down below as well, and if you're wondering, all swatches are single swipes. 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

  • Hot Spot - ivory matte
  • Caution - soft neutral beige matte (fav transition shade)
  • Bang Bang - shimmery pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle (fav everyday shimmer)
  • Feelz - soft dusty rose matte 
  • Juicy - soft warm peach (fav one-and-done shade)
  • Turn On - pale metallic rose shimmer
  • Ambitious - metallic rose copper
  • Bing - deep mauve matte (sometimes can get a little bit patchy)
  • Devilish - reddish plum matte
  • Young Love - metallic cranberry
  • Drunk Dial - deep metallic burgundy
  • Privacy - deep brownish-plum matte (fav shade to darken the upper eye line)

First and foremost: the quality, pigmentation, and longevity of the shades is outstanding. I guess Urban Decay shadows never disappoint and the ones in the Naked Cherry are so rich, pigmented, and top-notch. The matte shadows in here are stunning and easy to blend with both fingers and brushes. The metallic shades are also gorgeous and easy to work with. All in all, the shades are all blend like a dream, they layer beautifully and they feel like silky velvet on the skin.

Let me tell you about the packaging real quick. This palette has a magnetic closure, which is always appreciated and my personal preference. It has a decent amount of weight put into it. It's solid, eye-catching, and more importantly sturdy. I have the tendency to get a little bit careless with my palettes, so honestly speaking, I've dropped this eyeshadow palette twice since I got it. I'm impressed none of the shadows are broken into pieces and the component still excellent as ever.

I love that this palette caters to a lot of different eye looks. All shades pair well together and they transition beautifully from day to evening looks. It truly is a stunning neutral, sultry palette for me. It has a good balance of shimmers and mattes. I was very much impressed and I will very much treasure this palette and play with it to create tons of different eye looks.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Stunning pigmentation
Outstanding longevity
Creamy, velvety silk texture
Sturdy packaging & has a built-in mirror

A couple of shadows were a bit patchy
Some shadows contain a great amount of fallout


Rating


Have you ever tried eyeshadows from Urban Decay? Do you love it?
  • Monday, September 14, 2020

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Hello, gorgeousness! I recently got the Urban Decay Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette. Well, actually, my sister bought it for me as a gift. Having a sister is not bad after all. My sisters are a blessing! Anyway, a little backstory about this new palette I got: I initially wanted the ABH Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette but it was sold out so I have to quickly find an alternative under 10 minutes and it was frustrating. I really wanted the Modern Renaissance but deciding on UD Naked Cherry wasn't a bad decision after all.

The color story of Naked Cherry really caught me. I remember watching Chloe Morello's review on the Naked Cherry collection more than 5 times because the color of this collection really stood out for me if that makes sense. It literally is a stunning array of deep, rich, cherry-plum, sultry shades. Some people don't find it wearable in terms of day to day basis but I guess that's not the case for me.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Let's take a closer look at the shades, shall we? I'll do the shades break down below as well, and if you're wondering, all swatches are single swipes. 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

  • Hot Spot - ivory matte
  • Caution - soft neutral beige matte (fav transition shade)
  • Bang Bang - shimmery pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle (fav everyday shimmer)
  • Feelz - soft dusty rose matte 
  • Juicy - soft warm peach (fav one-and-done shade)
  • Turn On - pale metallic rose shimmer
  • Ambitious - metallic rose copper
  • Bing - deep mauve matte (sometimes can get a little bit patchy)
  • Devilish - reddish plum matte
  • Young Love - metallic cranberry
  • Drunk Dial - deep metallic burgundy
  • Privacy - deep brownish-plum matte (fav shade to darken the upper eye line)

First and foremost: the quality, pigmentation, and longevity of the shades is outstanding. I guess Urban Decay shadows never disappoint and the ones in the Naked Cherry are so rich, pigmented, and top-notch. The matte shadows in here are stunning and easy to blend with both fingers and brushes. The metallic shades are also gorgeous and easy to work with. All in all, the shades are all blend like a dream, they layer beautifully and they feel like silky velvet on the skin.

Let me tell you about the packaging real quick. This palette has a magnetic closure, which is always appreciated and my personal preference. It has a decent amount of weight put into it. It's solid, eye-catching, and more importantly sturdy. I have the tendency to get a little bit careless with my palettes, so honestly speaking, I've dropped this eyeshadow palette twice since I got it. I'm impressed none of the shadows are broken into pieces and the component still excellent as ever.

I love that this palette caters to a lot of different eye looks. All shades pair well together and they transition beautifully from day to evening looks. It truly is a stunning neutral, sultry palette for me. It has a good balance of shimmers and mattes. I was very much impressed and I will very much treasure this palette and play with it to create tons of different eye looks.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Review

Stunning pigmentation
Outstanding longevity
Creamy, velvety silk texture
Sturdy packaging & has a built-in mirror

A couple of shadows were a bit patchy
Some shadows contain a great amount of fallout


Rating


Have you ever tried eyeshadows from Urban Decay? Do you love it?
2020 Project Pan

Hello, gorgeousness! Today I'm trying out a new thing. I'm starting a project pan! I'm not doing it as dramatic as some people do. I don't have like a massive collection and most of the time I repurchase things. Oh, and, I'm kinda cheating a little because some of the items I've already hit pan but I just want to get rid of it even more and as quickly as I can before I'm able to purchase a new one. So, let's get into the list of things I want to finish!

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I desperately want to use up this bronzer because it's been forever. I've had it for quite some time and this is the only bronzer that I use. It took me so long to even hit pan. I did review this bronzer but it was long ago and back then I hated it because I thought it's breaking me out. Turns out it's working just fine and I guess my skin is less sensitive now. I don't know but I just want to try other bronzers now, c'mon.

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette

This is my first ever Colourpop eyeshadow palette and it's so dear to me that I don't even want to hit pan on every single shade. But I made a promise to not buy a new Colourpop eyeshadow palette until I fully finished up every shade in this palette. That way I can control what to buy and what not to buy. Because this sis is screaming for financial advice.

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

As much as I want to use up the butter bronzer, this one is on another level. I've had it since forever! This is still my first purchase of Mary-Lou and I've never hit pan yet. That's crazy. I really do want to get as much use out of it as possible before having to splurge on a new one. I guess finishing this up would be a lifetime achievement for me.

L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

I have a love-hate relationship with this mascara particularly. Some days, it's phenomenal, I like it a lot but some days, it ruins my whole look which is not cute. I know I retract my opinions for the 6758th times but for now, it's not like a favorite FAVORITE however I still want to use it, so it doesn't go to waste. I paid for it after all. This is like what, my third tube? And I still can't make up my mind. I need help.

2020 Project Pan

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick

I bought this super hyped product for the nth time and I'm gonna repurchase it again. No, just kidding. I repurchase this shade in particular about a year ago and I don't reach for it as much now because I just happen to have so many new lip products and I don't get to use it really often nowadays. I'm not sure if I want to repurchase another bullet lipstick from MAC in the future because honestly, the price keeps getting higher and higher. *sigh* However, MAC lipsticks hold a special place in my heart. It's like the first love of mine. I think I'm going to get them again regardless of the price tag.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Self-Starter

I'm not big on liquid lipsticks. I like the traditional, bullet lipstick more. I have several liquid lipsticks that are left untouched and just went expired and I, of course, threw them away. Just like that. I think they're really convenient for certain occasions, but generally, it's hard for me to wear them on an everyday basis. If it's a particularly comfortable and non-sticky formula, maybe. This is just not it. But I want to use it up in 2020, still.

Hansaegee Nature S+Recover Gold Nano CC Cream

I reviewed this not a while ago and I would like to make a point of using this so I can crack open the other CC cream that I own. I've been enjoying this CC cream and would love to repurchase in the future. It's a great makeup base, it protects your skin from sunlight and it's great if you're on the go. Overall, one of the best CC creams I've ever tried.

2020 Project Pan

Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in Hotspot Red

As you can see, I'm almost there. I scrapped every bit of product that got stuck to the bottle with a q-tip. That's how dedicated I am to finish up all of my beauty products. This lip tint/ lip lacquer/ whatever you want to call it is da bomb dot com. It feels like you're wearing almost nothing on your lips; it's lightweight, velvety, pigmented, A+.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

A year ago, I went and bought this serum because I just want to bathe in the sea of Niacinamide. I went full-on Niacinamide-heavy skincare routine and this was also added. My skin normally loves this particular ingredient but somehow along my journey to loving it and being super patient with it, my skin keeps breaking out. I was panicking and I don't want to rub more salt into the wound so I stopped using it.

Now, like I said, I feel like my skin is less sensitive and I think it's time for me to bring this baby back to life and I bought a new one about three months ago. I've already hit below the halfway mark and I believe I will finish it up in another three months or less.

Rosken Skin Repair Dry Skin Cream

I saw a lot of people using this as their moisturizer (on the face), while there's me, using this full tube for my body. I've said this before that I have oily skin on my face but the rest of my body is like a Sahara desert. It's dry af! So, my mom introduced me to this cream and I've been using it as my daily body lotion. I would say it's doing its job pretty well and once I finish this one, I'm going to buy the one in the big tub/ container.

And that's it! Those are the 10 products I will focus more on using so I can finish them all up this year. This is my first time doing a project pan and it's a huge deal. I'm so excited to see how fast I can actually get through these products.

2020 Project Pan

Have you done a project pan? Which products have you used the most?
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020

2020 Project Pan

2020 Project Pan

Hello, gorgeousness! Today I'm trying out a new thing. I'm starting a project pan! I'm not doing it as dramatic as some people do. I don't have like a massive collection and most of the time I repurchase things. Oh, and, I'm kinda cheating a little because some of the items I've already hit pan but I just want to get rid of it even more and as quickly as I can before I'm able to purchase a new one. So, let's get into the list of things I want to finish!

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I desperately want to use up this bronzer because it's been forever. I've had it for quite some time and this is the only bronzer that I use. It took me so long to even hit pan. I did review this bronzer but it was long ago and back then I hated it because I thought it's breaking me out. Turns out it's working just fine and I guess my skin is less sensitive now. I don't know but I just want to try other bronzers now, c'mon.

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette

This is my first ever Colourpop eyeshadow palette and it's so dear to me that I don't even want to hit pan on every single shade. But I made a promise to not buy a new Colourpop eyeshadow palette until I fully finished up every shade in this palette. That way I can control what to buy and what not to buy. Because this sis is screaming for financial advice.

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

As much as I want to use up the butter bronzer, this one is on another level. I've had it since forever! This is still my first purchase of Mary-Lou and I've never hit pan yet. That's crazy. I really do want to get as much use out of it as possible before having to splurge on a new one. I guess finishing this up would be a lifetime achievement for me.

L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

I have a love-hate relationship with this mascara particularly. Some days, it's phenomenal, I like it a lot but some days, it ruins my whole look which is not cute. I know I retract my opinions for the 6758th times but for now, it's not like a favorite FAVORITE however I still want to use it, so it doesn't go to waste. I paid for it after all. This is like what, my third tube? And I still can't make up my mind. I need help.

2020 Project Pan

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick

I bought this super hyped product for the nth time and I'm gonna repurchase it again. No, just kidding. I repurchase this shade in particular about a year ago and I don't reach for it as much now because I just happen to have so many new lip products and I don't get to use it really often nowadays. I'm not sure if I want to repurchase another bullet lipstick from MAC in the future because honestly, the price keeps getting higher and higher. *sigh* However, MAC lipsticks hold a special place in my heart. It's like the first love of mine. I think I'm going to get them again regardless of the price tag.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Self-Starter

I'm not big on liquid lipsticks. I like the traditional, bullet lipstick more. I have several liquid lipsticks that are left untouched and just went expired and I, of course, threw them away. Just like that. I think they're really convenient for certain occasions, but generally, it's hard for me to wear them on an everyday basis. If it's a particularly comfortable and non-sticky formula, maybe. This is just not it. But I want to use it up in 2020, still.

Hansaegee Nature S+Recover Gold Nano CC Cream

I reviewed this not a while ago and I would like to make a point of using this so I can crack open the other CC cream that I own. I've been enjoying this CC cream and would love to repurchase in the future. It's a great makeup base, it protects your skin from sunlight and it's great if you're on the go. Overall, one of the best CC creams I've ever tried.

2020 Project Pan

Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in Hotspot Red

As you can see, I'm almost there. I scrapped every bit of product that got stuck to the bottle with a q-tip. That's how dedicated I am to finish up all of my beauty products. This lip tint/ lip lacquer/ whatever you want to call it is da bomb dot com. It feels like you're wearing almost nothing on your lips; it's lightweight, velvety, pigmented, A+.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

A year ago, I went and bought this serum because I just want to bathe in the sea of Niacinamide. I went full-on Niacinamide-heavy skincare routine and this was also added. My skin normally loves this particular ingredient but somehow along my journey to loving it and being super patient with it, my skin keeps breaking out. I was panicking and I don't want to rub more salt into the wound so I stopped using it.

Now, like I said, I feel like my skin is less sensitive and I think it's time for me to bring this baby back to life and I bought a new one about three months ago. I've already hit below the halfway mark and I believe I will finish it up in another three months or less.

Rosken Skin Repair Dry Skin Cream

I saw a lot of people using this as their moisturizer (on the face), while there's me, using this full tube for my body. I've said this before that I have oily skin on my face but the rest of my body is like a Sahara desert. It's dry af! So, my mom introduced me to this cream and I've been using it as my daily body lotion. I would say it's doing its job pretty well and once I finish this one, I'm going to buy the one in the big tub/ container.

And that's it! Those are the 10 products I will focus more on using so I can finish them all up this year. This is my first time doing a project pan and it's a huge deal. I'm so excited to see how fast I can actually get through these products.

2020 Project Pan

Have you done a project pan? Which products have you used the most?

Hello, gorgeousness! Currently writing this post while FaceTiming my man and listening to him singing Ratuku by Awie as background sound is just *heart eyes emoji* all the way. Thanks for putting up with me, I know I'm not in my best state at the moment.

Anyway, hi guys. I couldn't remember when was the last time  I actually, really 'talked' to you guys as I was quite busy with work stuff. Well, it's not that busy but life definitely got in the way and I just love spending time with my family and colleagues more. Aaaand if you're not following me on Instagram where I post quite a lot of IG stories every day, I got my first glasses!

I genuinely had been avoiding it and everybody's been like "Lenne, you really have to get glasses now". They noticed me squinting all the time and sometimes tearing up out of nowhere and laughed at me. It's really effective you know, now that I got glasses considering how I hate my face with glasses on. Anyway, I got the AR (anti-reflection/ anti-glare/ I don't know if this is the legit term) glasses and it's supposed to help me when I'm outside most of the time when the sun is blazing. It definitely makes my day now and I should probably stop whining about how bad I look with glasses on.

I think I look best in the square hijab. What say you?

Off-topic but coconut drink has been something that I've been consuming every second of every day. I know this can't be healthy for me but honestly, it's so refreshing and I keep wanting it more. I've been ditching my everyday tea and this is some serious case. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've repurchased that drink in a day. It's insane. I might gain 5 pounds from that drink alone.

In order to make me feel better again, I had put myself on a spending detox diet (if you will) on Shopee for over a month! I didn't buy a single unnecessary thing for over a month on Shopee which is shocking because blame that marketplace for having everything so freaking cheap. Btw, it went so well, guys. I'm proud of myself. I was only going to do this for two weeks but the first two weeks went pretty well so I just keep going for the rest of the month. It definitely trained me to recognize which purchases were impulses and which ones were about investing that would lead to greater happiness.

Resisting on buying stuff on Shopee alone has made me want to pare down the stuff that I currently have. I already have a plan to go through my closet and book pile to see what I can let go of. I'm absolutely on a roll and I can see the long term effect, I think I'm going to try this for another few months. Wish me luck!

Nonetheless, I'm currently not in my best condition. This month alone I've already been in 3 sick leaves and I'm one that rarely on sick leave or MC. This speaks a lot about my health. I think I'm going to be 'absent', yet again, in this place that I love so much. I'll be back when I feel much better.

Wishing you all a lovely day! Be seeing you xx

Tea Time Vol. 5 | My First Glasses, No Spend Month on Shopee & Too Many MC's


Hello, gorgeousness! Currently writing this post while FaceTiming my man and listening to him singing Ratuku by Awie as background sound is just *heart eyes emoji* all the way. Thanks for putting up with me, I know I'm not in my best state at the moment.

Anyway, hi guys. I couldn't remember when was the last time  I actually, really 'talked' to you guys as I was quite busy with work stuff. Well, it's not that busy but life definitely got in the way and I just love spending time with my family and colleagues more. Aaaand if you're not following me on Instagram where I post quite a lot of IG stories every day, I got my first glasses!

I genuinely had been avoiding it and everybody's been like "Lenne, you really have to get glasses now". They noticed me squinting all the time and sometimes tearing up out of nowhere and laughed at me. It's really effective you know, now that I got glasses considering how I hate my face with glasses on. Anyway, I got the AR (anti-reflection/ anti-glare/ I don't know if this is the legit term) glasses and it's supposed to help me when I'm outside most of the time when the sun is blazing. It definitely makes my day now and I should probably stop whining about how bad I look with glasses on.

I think I look best in the square hijab. What say you?

Off-topic but coconut drink has been something that I've been consuming every second of every day. I know this can't be healthy for me but honestly, it's so refreshing and I keep wanting it more. I've been ditching my everyday tea and this is some serious case. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've repurchased that drink in a day. It's insane. I might gain 5 pounds from that drink alone.

In order to make me feel better again, I had put myself on a spending detox diet (if you will) on Shopee for over a month! I didn't buy a single unnecessary thing for over a month on Shopee which is shocking because blame that marketplace for having everything so freaking cheap. Btw, it went so well, guys. I'm proud of myself. I was only going to do this for two weeks but the first two weeks went pretty well so I just keep going for the rest of the month. It definitely trained me to recognize which purchases were impulses and which ones were about investing that would lead to greater happiness.

Resisting on buying stuff on Shopee alone has made me want to pare down the stuff that I currently have. I already have a plan to go through my closet and book pile to see what I can let go of. I'm absolutely on a roll and I can see the long term effect, I think I'm going to try this for another few months. Wish me luck!

Nonetheless, I'm currently not in my best condition. This month alone I've already been in 3 sick leaves and I'm one that rarely on sick leave or MC. This speaks a lot about my health. I think I'm going to be 'absent', yet again, in this place that I love so much. I'll be back when I feel much better.

Wishing you all a lovely day! Be seeing you xx

Hello, gorgeousness! I'm back with another anti-haul post. It's like my new favorite thing to write quite frankly. I feel like I want to write about it all the time but I don't want to turn this blog into a full-on anti-haul blog. Anyway, disclaimer, the things I'm going to talk about are my personal views and the products may well be your most-loved products, and that's okay. It's a carefree type of post, it's fun and let's get on with my anti-haul rant.

Young Living Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

This is a pretty well-known brand for essential oils, and they seem pretty innocent until you find out they're actually a multi-level marketing (MLM) company. I bet Young Living is the world's largest essential oil MLM company. I don't have any type of beef towards the participants but I just don't see myself supporting an MLM company. You know how an MLM company works and I've been told that only a handful of the participants are actually successful. Tons of them either don't make money or lose money. That's why I'm so against companies that are structured like this. They often draw people in by a false hope of getting rich quick. I've seen many MLM companies sell women on the dream of their own boss, yet many end up losing money. The companies often put less financially secure people into debt. If you want to buy essential oils, buy from traditional retail brands, not from MLMs. Choose wisely.

Anything by Mary Kay (cosmetics and skincare)

If you don't already know, yes, Mary Kay is also an MLM company. I cannot begin to tell how hurt I am to see fellow school friends that already fall into the trap. It's not worth it, guys. Please find brands and companies that don't take advantage of people.

Kylie Cosmetics

Even though I love Kylie and overall her lifestyle as an entrepreneur, I have no desire to spend my money on her. She's pretty successful already and rich, to begin with, but to carry the image of beauty achieved by cosmetic surgery, it just doesn't sit right with me. I have nothing against cosmetic surgery, btw. To me, the colors and products are really nothing special. I would rather just buy directly from Colourpop, which all of her products also manufactured in the same lab as Colourpop's. *wink*

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

You know what I'm talking about. Yes, you've probably seen her all over Tik Tok or Youtube, the facial peel that turns your face into a scary bloodshot red color. I'm not going to buy this because it looks scary and it's all over social media. I just don't get the hype around it. I've read somewhere that it stings and burns your skin so you need to be extremely careful when using it. And the fact that it contains 30% AHA which way pass the normal amount of 2% or somewhere around there, it drives me nuts.

Beautyra Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

This is a local product that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's an "influencer" type of brand, founded by @tyrakmrzmn on Instagram. This may sound harsh but I believe there's nothing revolutionary or unique when it comes to her eyeshadow palettes. It's quite tacky, cheap packaging, it contains ONLY 5 neutral shades and it retails for RM55... It baffles me. Just don't get me started on the bad customer service that they have.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

I Am Not Buying These #2


Hello, gorgeousness! I'm back with another anti-haul post. It's like my new favorite thing to write quite frankly. I feel like I want to write about it all the time but I don't want to turn this blog into a full-on anti-haul blog. Anyway, disclaimer, the things I'm going to talk about are my personal views and the products may well be your most-loved products, and that's okay. It's a carefree type of post, it's fun and let's get on with my anti-haul rant.

Young Living Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

This is a pretty well-known brand for essential oils, and they seem pretty innocent until you find out they're actually a multi-level marketing (MLM) company. I bet Young Living is the world's largest essential oil MLM company. I don't have any type of beef towards the participants but I just don't see myself supporting an MLM company. You know how an MLM company works and I've been told that only a handful of the participants are actually successful. Tons of them either don't make money or lose money. That's why I'm so against companies that are structured like this. They often draw people in by a false hope of getting rich quick. I've seen many MLM companies sell women on the dream of their own boss, yet many end up losing money. The companies often put less financially secure people into debt. If you want to buy essential oils, buy from traditional retail brands, not from MLMs. Choose wisely.

Anything by Mary Kay (cosmetics and skincare)

If you don't already know, yes, Mary Kay is also an MLM company. I cannot begin to tell how hurt I am to see fellow school friends that already fall into the trap. It's not worth it, guys. Please find brands and companies that don't take advantage of people.

Kylie Cosmetics

Even though I love Kylie and overall her lifestyle as an entrepreneur, I have no desire to spend my money on her. She's pretty successful already and rich, to begin with, but to carry the image of beauty achieved by cosmetic surgery, it just doesn't sit right with me. I have nothing against cosmetic surgery, btw. To me, the colors and products are really nothing special. I would rather just buy directly from Colourpop, which all of her products also manufactured in the same lab as Colourpop's. *wink*

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

You know what I'm talking about. Yes, you've probably seen her all over Tik Tok or Youtube, the facial peel that turns your face into a scary bloodshot red color. I'm not going to buy this because it looks scary and it's all over social media. I just don't get the hype around it. I've read somewhere that it stings and burns your skin so you need to be extremely careful when using it. And the fact that it contains 30% AHA which way pass the normal amount of 2% or somewhere around there, it drives me nuts.

Beautyra Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

This is a local product that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's an "influencer" type of brand, founded by @tyrakmrzmn on Instagram. This may sound harsh but I believe there's nothing revolutionary or unique when it comes to her eyeshadow palettes. It's quite tacky, cheap packaging, it contains ONLY 5 neutral shades and it retails for RM55... It baffles me. Just don't get me started on the bad customer service that they have.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

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