Saturday, October 27, 2018

My Skincare Sins | It's Time To Kiss Them Goodbye

My Skincare Sins | It's Time To Kiss Them Goodbye

As much as I love giving you guys beauty advice or tips and tricks here and there, I have committed with skincare sins myself. I can't seem to run away from it, I am a human after all. However, I can say these are all pretty much habits, and yes, you can change it. I can change it.

I know it's easier said than done, but come to think of it, we're glued with THIS skin until we die so we need to treat it right. Sure, makeup can conceal those blemishes. What's skincare anyway? One thing I have learned, you can't fake a healthy base.

I am doing pretty good with drinking a lot of H2O and not sleeping with my makeup on. That's an achievement but that's pretty much it. Here are a few left skincare sins I need to shed, right about today.

Skipping the sunscreen

We all know it is somewhat serious when it's sitting on top of the list. Yes, I am not the best at constantly using my sunscreen. I know you are tired of this sentence already but it is important to use sunscreen, indoor or outdoor, guys.

Being constantly exposed to the sun without any protection is actually one of the main causes of having fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. So, I am back on track with my dearly missed sunscreen and I am not skipping it no more!

Anything with SPF30 and above, you should be good to go. I am loving the Biore UV Anti-Pollution Body Care Serum Extra Moist SPF50+ and of course, the Biore UV Perfect Protect Milk Moisture.


Picking on my zits

I know, right? Trying not to pick on my zits is the hardest one to break, yet. I was doing so good at first but I got so flipping bothered with the enormous pimple on my cheek! I was like "Promise this is the only zits I will be popping", and you guys know what happened next :)

It may look like I am getting rid of the problem, but for the millionth freaking times, I was so wrong. From now on, if it shows up on the skin, Imma be friend with her and let her do its thang. If she no good, Imma dot some drying lotion or clay mask on her. #SorryNotSorry

Neglecting the moisturizer

Okay, I know what you are going to say, so I need to address something. I am not this girl, I will never ever neglect my moisturizer BUT recently I have been neglecting it because I wasn't feeling it. I mean, after putting on my serum, I have this inner voice telling me "You can wear your moisturizers tomorrow, no worries. Now, go to sleep". I know it's weird, but it is what it is.

Do not ever neglect your moisturizers, people. Regardless of what skin type you may have, you need to moisturize. Okay? Don't be like me right here, making up excuses where it's clearly just me being lazy to put on moisturizers.

Do you commit to any of these skincare sins? What are some of your own skincare sins?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5 Ingredients I Look For In A Skincare Product | Oily Skin

5 Ingredients I Look For In A Skincare Product | Oily Skin

Hello gorgeousness! Today I just want to share with you things that I look for in a skincare product, in terms of the ingredients. I know fancy and pretty packaging can trigger someone to try a certain product, but what matters most is the thing that you actually put on your face.

I know for a fact that I have to live with this type of skin for the rest of my life. There's nothing much I can do but I know something - at least, I don't make my skin more upset. That's all.

For month and months back, I have done a little bit of a research on my own; I read a shitload of skincare articles online, tried gazillion of products, spent hours in the store looking for 'the one' and do my own trial-and-error. So today is the day where I want to share the best ingredients to look for in a skincare product for my oily skin sista out there.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide helps to absorb sebum, reduces your acne, improves the appearance of large pores, skin tone and texture. Using products with niacinamide will help your skin to balance its sebum level along the way. Not to mention, it won't leave your skin feeling dehydrated! Even though you are already getting so much 'moisture' from your own oil, you need to moisturize, still. I am currently loving the Hansaegee Nature's moisturizer as it contains pretty high niacinamide content in it.

Clay-based products

Adding clay-based products such as clay masks can be a lifesaver for your skin. Why? Clay helps absorb oil and mattify the skin. Added to that, if your skin is not behaving well, this ingredient is also 'the star of the show' at helping to calm angry zits/active pimples. I really recommend Freeman Mint and Lemon Clay Mask or The Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

Glycolic Acid

You also want to look products that will help minimize the appearance of pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and remove excess oil all in one. With the use of right toners, it will go a long way. A toner containing glycolic acid offers just what you need. I recommend adding Pixi Glow Tonic or 30 Days Miracle Toner from Some By Mi or any products with AHA/BHA in your skincare regimen and you're good to go.

Vitamin C

Other than those three ingredients, I will always in the hunt for products with added vitamin c. It is a good ingredients to look for because our oily skin loves vitamin c, especially mine! It can minimize pores, acne, moisturizes, brightens and able to reduce fine lines after constant usage. You can always search for vitamin c-packed products in the drugstore, and I love the Wardah C-Defense with Vitamin C Serum. It is water soluble, lightweight and won't cause breakouts.

Salicylic acid

Sometimes, when I picked up a product and it contains salicylic acid in it, I automatically want to give a try (same goes with niacinamide). Why you asked? Because I know salicylic acid really gets into the pores, unclog the pores, sucks the oil and impurities out and making the pores appear smaller. You can give Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash a try if you're suffering from clogged pores and breakouts.

What skincare ingredients that you are always look for?
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Sunday Currently #1

The Sunday Currently #1 | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

I am officially joining the bandwagon as I am a little bit struggling to find something to write lately. I have been meaning to do this in so long and the day is today. Thanks to Siddathornton to ever invented this series.

So here it is, my Sunday Currently.

R E A D I N G
Honestly, nothing. I am not reading any books right now but recently I have discovered Allure Skin on Google (no surprise, I rely a lot on Google) and I am hooked! I have been reading their skincare posts every single day, mainly about oily skin gal but they have tons of other topics too. Currently on my tab is this. This is considered as reading too, right?

W R I T I N G
Uhm.. this blog post?

L I S T E N I N G
To bunch of Leroy Sanchez covers on Spotify. His voice is so good and calming, like oh my God? His Beauty and The Beast cover with Lorea Turner is currently playing and it is SO GOOD.

T H I N K I N G
Of my mom. She has been through a lot lately, like A LOT. I am just beyond upset I cannot be with her right now. I hope she is alright :(

S M E L L I N G
The smell of the rain! And also a mixture of Bombshell by Victoria's Secret.

W I S H I N G
To not be so stressed out that my pimple is popping out like crazy and I wish I don't go broke every end of the month.

H O P I N G
This sweater weather would lasts for as long as it wants. I don't care, I love this rainy weather.

W E A R I N G
A sleeveless floral maxi dress that I got from H&M a loooong time ago. I am surprised this dress is still in good condition because I reached for it a ton! The fabric is so comfy and a great substitute for a pajama.

L O V I N G
The weekend, honestly. For I get to spend days off from work and everything in between <3

W A N T I N G
Everything to be okay and just be like what it's used to be.

N E E D I N G 
To save. There are a lot of things going on and saving is one of the things I need to be focus on. Oh, and my packages to arrive faster. The irony.

F E E L I N G
Happy, I guess? Happy because this weekend has been really productive. I did the laundry, folded my clothes, read all my emails, I cleaned the kitchen, bathroom, the living room, as well as my bedroom! And the fact that I am going to have ramen for lunch? Life is good.

C L I C K I N G 
Spotify, obviously. Who should I listen to next?

Happy Sunday, gorgeousness! 
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

My 10 Random Unpopular Opinions

My 10 Random Unpopular Opinions | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

I kind of like seeing people voicing their unpopular opinion about some stuff, and I for sure intrigued and wanted to do my own version too. I do have my different way of thinking and so are the rest of you. So, here's my 10 very unpopular opinion (that no one asks for) of random things that I can think of as of now.

  • Iced tea over iced coffee. I can't think of any bloggers that I follow who does not need coffee to function. I kid you not. Tea tastes sweeter and 'lighter' than coffee and it does not stain your teeth.

  • Pineapples on pizza is actually quite good. Pineapples on pizza probably has sparked so much online discussion and most of them are so against it, but I really think it belongs on pizza. 

  • Cats over babies. There, I said it. I admit, I am not a baby person. I honestly love cats more than babies. Not to mention, I am planning to have more cats than babies, in the future. I know.

  • Harry Potter and Star Wars are way too overrated. Do not sue me for saying so. Lol. As for the Harry Potter, I mean, I am good with Harry Potter 1-3 and that is it. And Star Wars? I do not know a single character in that movie. 

  • Snapchat is only legit because of its filters, other than that, it is pretty useless. 

  • I do not get the hype around The Lion King. Please do not hate me for saying this, but I did not get even half of the hype that The Lion King got. I can think of other Disney movies that are better than this. I mean, c'mon, Brave is better. 

  • I do not like Taylor Swift's new releases and singles. Do not get me wrong, I love Tay and I grew up listening to her songs. Well, her songs that are actually good BACK THEN. I feel like she is trying so hard to adapt an edgy style in her music now, I do not like it that much. The first thing that I said when I first heard the song Look What You Made Me Do was "Is this even Taylor's song?" 

  • Rainy days are the best weather! It brings out a different kind of relaxing and satisfying mood in me. The smell of rain is also so good! Have you ever walked outside after it rained? Gworlll, you should.

  • We do not always have to wear sunscreen. Sometimes, the skin just needs to breathe, okay? It does not always necessary and not to mention, sunscreen made my base makeup look awful. It is totally not a big deal if we do not wear sunscreen 24/7, okay?

  • Cheese does not belong on all types of meal. Stop making everything "cheese-able" because it is not. 

These are my opinions and please take everything I said with a grain of salt. Just because I think differently about a particular topic, does not mean I am any better or any worse than you. It is okay to disagree, you do you and I will do me. 

What are some of your unpopular opinions? I look forward to read them in the comments!
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Sunday, October 07, 2018

5 Beauty YouTubers That I Watch Religiously

5 Beauty YouTubers That I Watch Religiously | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

I spend 12 hours out of my 24 watching my favorite beauty YouTubers on.. YouTube. No, there is no exaggeration. It has been like that since I was in middle school. I guess there is no doubt that watching bunch of beauty videos and tutorials on YouTube is addictive. To me, these people really have magic hands which is not really the case for the rest of us. 

I have spent a shitload amount of time binge watching all of my ultimate favorite YouTubers when I should have been sleeping, doing my assignments, or do the laundry. I bet I am not the only one. To be freaking honest, it is one of the best way to spend your time relaxing, at least for me. 

If you are someone like me (AKA, a die-hard fan of the beauty community), below are the 5 beauty YouTubers that I watch religiously in no particular orders.

01. Tati Westbrook


Or she also known as the GlamLifeGuru. She is my FAVORITE YouTuber of all time (well, I love Michelle Phan more but it's okay) and she is known for her super honest in-depth reviews. I have come to the point where I don't go out and buy stuff if it is not #TatiApproved. Her opinions are legit to me and she always throw on useful beauty tips in every of her videos. Oh, did I mention she is also posting 5 videos a week? #Queen

Her YouTube channel: Tati

02. Chloe Morello


Chloe is the only Aussie beauty YouTuber that I really really love! She makes divine content and so super talented. Her beauty tutorials are legit and she has a really nice skin! To me, if I want a good laugh while watching a beauty video, Chloe is my girl. She is pretty funny and outspoken, that is why people love her, including me!

Her YouTube channel: Chloe Morello

03. KathleenLights


I love this girl, right here! She is like a long lost best friend of mine that I have known in my entire life. Not a single Kathleen vidoes on YouTube that I did not watch. I think her contents really enticing and I appreciate her for always mentioning affordable beauty products (you know your girl love some drugstore products). Every time I watch her videos, I feel like I am getting ready with my best friend.

Her YouTube channel: KathleenLights

04. James Charles


"Hi sisters!" was one of 'his thing' that got me hooked with his videos. He is always start off his videos with that line and I kind of like it because it has a positive and fun energy in that particular line with his own tone.

Anyway, I watch James's videos because I personally fascinated by his makeup skills. He is beyond talented! Did I mention James can also sing very well? I know right! And to be honest, he has a unique personality, he is so pure and he talks really fast too which some people cannot keep up but it is what it is. I love his content, it is always fresh and.. unique, just like James himself.

Sister's YouTube channel: James Charles

05. Jeffree Star


Here comes the face of controversy, that I honestly do not give a damn because people changed for the better. Despite all the dramas, I still freaking love Jeffree because I think he is actually nice, has a kind heart and has grown a lot as a person.

Anyway, if you are unaware of this boujee and successful creature over here, you clearly missing out. He is really talented and his makeup tuts are always fun to watch, distinctive and always over-the-top! He loves playing with vibrant and unusual colors which his own cosmetics company, Jeffree Star Cosmestics comes out with tons of vibrant and unique colored products. Afraid of being odd and stand out is totally not in his blood!

His YouTube channel: Jeffree Star

Any beauty YouTubers that you watch religiously? Feel free to share them with me!
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature!

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Hello gorgeousness! I'm so excited because I get to share you my experience using products from Hansaegee Nature today. I know, I am really committed to get a flawless complexion. It's so nice seeing people go out with barely any cosmetics on their face and yup, I sure want that to be my case as well.

Let's get straight down to business. Gworl, I have been struggling with clogged pores. Yes I do and it doesn't end there. I have been dealing with the oil on my face for as long as could remember and it sucks when you had spent so much money to at least have a very nice, bootiful skin but we all know that's usually not the case. 

Recently, I kind of steer away a little from products and brands I usually found at the drugstore and try something new. I tried cool, really cool products from Hansaegee Nature! It's a brand based in Malaysia but all of their products are made in Korea. How exciting is that?! And for the most part, nearly all of their products are using natural plants extract. Love it!

First up, I have the Aloe AC Clean Bubble Cleanser. I am so over the moon for this product particularly because I have yet to try any bubble cleanser before so I'm thrilled! I think everyone knows it's one of the crucial step in our skincare routine; which is to cleanse the face.

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Aloe AC Clean Bubble Cleanser | 150 ml, 5.29 fl.oz | RM 65

The type: Facial cleansing foam
Form: Soft bubble cleanser 

It claims to:
  • Unclog the pores
  • Fight and recover pimples and acne
  • Removes excess oil on the skin
  • Controls oil production
  • Retain moisture
  • Soothes out the skin

Main ingredients:
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf - You know your girl loves her some aloe vera.
  • Tea Tree Leaf Oil - You guys know the drill with this one. This is the good stuff.

My experience:

I was super excited to use it but one thing for sure, I did not forget to read the instructions before using it (the issue I'm having when I get too excited over a product). So I went and wet my hands and face first. After that, I squeeze a generous amount of the bubble cleanser and I'd say two pumps are all you need. I went in, apply it to my face, massage a little and rinse it off.

After rinsing off the bubble, my skin felt so smooth, supple and so fresh! Honestly, I didn't feel any tightness going on. It really soothes the skin hence the aloe being the main ingredient. Love that! I can see right through the mirror that it got rid all of my foundation and whatnot which was amazing.

As you shake the bottle, you can hear the water content but once you pumped it, soft bubble will come oozing out from the nozzle. I swear the texture is incredibly soft and light! I like the scent of it and my office mates like it as well. It smells so refreshing and 'clean'.

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY
Look at how nice it removes my lower half of my face (cheeks area) 

I use it in alternate with other cleansers too but I have been using this one in particular non stop since I got it. It doesn't break me out, doesn't dry out my skin and to be honest, the more I use it the more I like it.

Alrighty, done with that. I have another one from Hansaegee Nature, it is the Aqua Whitening Cream. It's a moisturizer in a cream type but it is so light, I swear! I'm so super intrigued with this one because the texture and consistency is so unique! I'll tell you why in a second.

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Aqua Whitening Cream | 50 ml, 1.76 fl.oz | RM 148.30

The type: Moisturizer + whitening cream
Form: Water-drop-based cream

It claims to:
  • Moisturizes and whitens at the same time
  • Repairs sunburned skin
  • Soothes out the skin
  • Repairs dryness and redness
  • Firms and clears complexion

Main ingredients:
  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil - I don't know much about this but all I know is it's really good to deeply moisturize, reduce inflammation and healing wounds too!
  • Niacinamide - This is another good stuff to have in your daily skincare. It reduces acne and blemishes, improves skin tone and texture etc etc. Whatever it is, niacinamide is awesome.

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

My experience:

I'm not joking, the texture and consistency of this product is so distinct from others! It is a cream but once you blend it out onto your skin, lots of water droplets will appear and as you blending it, it feels like you blend a straight up water onto your face. It's crazy but in a good way!

Texture-wise, so effing light! After been applying it for a few seconds, it does feel a little bit tacky to the touch but that thing goes away after a few minutes, so that's good. I don't see more clogged pores  on my face and I love the fact that my skin feels so smooth and supple right when I wake up. Not to mention my skin tone appears more even (people be having hot tan lines on their body, I have 'tan lines' on my face - my muslim sisters would understand) and brighter too!

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY



My final verdict:

I am beyond delighted for these two products. I have encountered nothing but good results on my skin so far. I think they are both a perfect match for each other and I have been using them in my skincare regime religiously because they are so good together! For the most part, these products are made for all skin types. So nice! So, if a healthier and brighter complexion is what you are all about, look no further than Hansaegee Nature. I really recommend it!

Healthier and Brighter Complexion with Hansaegee Nature! | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

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