10 Things I Miss About Being A Student | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

As much as I am enjoying my 'working life', there are definitely some things I am missing about being a student and just the overall lifestyle that I had for 3 years. I left my uni in 2018 which is last year and it's not a long period of time, to begin with, but I am missing bits and pieces of it. It was by far the best 3 years of my life.

The amount of free time I had. Yes, you may be in uni from 8-5 but when you get home, you probably have some time to spend on your phone, have a good chat with your friends, hang out, cook dinner and watch your favorite tv show. Now that I am working, all these seem undoable anymore. Usually, by the time I am home, it's gone 7pm and sleep is all I need.

I miss living in a house with 7 of my other coursemates. Living with other people that you know nothing about (at first) is scary. Just the thought of it is scary. But who knows it was one of the sweetest memories you had while being a student?

As a marketing student, we stayed in touch with a lot of entrepreneurship events, both indoor and outdoor. So, we're expected to dress the best that we could to make a good impression. I don't know what was the correlation between those two but who can stand a flipping 50 ringgit penalty just because you're wearing an open toe shoe?

I miss cooking with my housemate, especially when it's Ramadhan and we had friends come over and cooked big meals. 

Taking long walks around campus and seeing so many familiar faces that I can stop and have a quick chat with.

Student discounts. Need I say more? Most shops usually have special offers for students. Especially when it comes to food! You can save so much. All you have to do is bring your student ID anytime, anywhere.

10 Things I Miss About Being A Student | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Wasting time... As a uni student, you do have that long, endless afternoons you knew you could push back doing assignments but instead, you just lie down on your bed and do absolutely nothing for hours. That was definitely a pleasure that hardly ever found in the working life.

Having the energy to go out during the week. In uni, I could wake up at like 6am (aka an hour earlier than the time I wake up now), go to class, have project discussions in between, go to some other class, write a paper, go to badminton practice, hang out with friends, go to work, go to sleep, and wake up to do it all over again. Now I can barely go out on a Saturday night! I am only 23. Where did all of that energy go?

Impromptu plans with my best girlfriends. While being a student, you could be casually sitting around and suddenly decide "Let's go to the movies!" and getting a bunch of yeses and you just get up and go. Ahh, those days...

Staying up too late. Or never going to bed at all. Those nights where I had zero worries and enjoy sleeping too late or not getting any sleep at all. Yes, I might be grumpy the next day, but I'd say it was worth it. A cup of coffee is all I need.

The list could go on. There are hundreds of things I miss about being a student but these are just a few. Student life has definitely been an amazing experience for me. It has helped me grow as an individual. The step you take into the real world can be terrifying and overwhelming, y'know. I know I will look back on these years as the happiest of my life. If only I could be a student forever...

What do you miss about your student days?

10 Things I Miss About Being A Student

10 Things I Miss About Being A Student | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

As much as I am enjoying my 'working life', there are definitely some things I am missing about being a student and just the overall lifestyle that I had for 3 years. I left my uni in 2018 which is last year and it's not a long period of time, to begin with, but I am missing bits and pieces of it. It was by far the best 3 years of my life.

The amount of free time I had. Yes, you may be in uni from 8-5 but when you get home, you probably have some time to spend on your phone, have a good chat with your friends, hang out, cook dinner and watch your favorite tv show. Now that I am working, all these seem undoable anymore. Usually, by the time I am home, it's gone 7pm and sleep is all I need.

I miss living in a house with 7 of my other coursemates. Living with other people that you know nothing about (at first) is scary. Just the thought of it is scary. But who knows it was one of the sweetest memories you had while being a student?

As a marketing student, we stayed in touch with a lot of entrepreneurship events, both indoor and outdoor. So, we're expected to dress the best that we could to make a good impression. I don't know what was the correlation between those two but who can stand a flipping 50 ringgit penalty just because you're wearing an open toe shoe?

I miss cooking with my housemate, especially when it's Ramadhan and we had friends come over and cooked big meals. 

Taking long walks around campus and seeing so many familiar faces that I can stop and have a quick chat with.

Student discounts. Need I say more? Most shops usually have special offers for students. Especially when it comes to food! You can save so much. All you have to do is bring your student ID anytime, anywhere.

10 Things I Miss About Being A Student | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Wasting time... As a uni student, you do have that long, endless afternoons you knew you could push back doing assignments but instead, you just lie down on your bed and do absolutely nothing for hours. That was definitely a pleasure that hardly ever found in the working life.

Having the energy to go out during the week. In uni, I could wake up at like 6am (aka an hour earlier than the time I wake up now), go to class, have project discussions in between, go to some other class, write a paper, go to badminton practice, hang out with friends, go to work, go to sleep, and wake up to do it all over again. Now I can barely go out on a Saturday night! I am only 23. Where did all of that energy go?

Impromptu plans with my best girlfriends. While being a student, you could be casually sitting around and suddenly decide "Let's go to the movies!" and getting a bunch of yeses and you just get up and go. Ahh, those days...

Staying up too late. Or never going to bed at all. Those nights where I had zero worries and enjoy sleeping too late or not getting any sleep at all. Yes, I might be grumpy the next day, but I'd say it was worth it. A cup of coffee is all I need.

The list could go on. There are hundreds of things I miss about being a student but these are just a few. Student life has definitely been an amazing experience for me. It has helped me grow as an individual. The step you take into the real world can be terrifying and overwhelming, y'know. I know I will look back on these years as the happiest of my life. If only I could be a student forever...

What do you miss about your student days?
Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Hello, gorgeousness! Today I want to talk about drugstore mascaras that I own and my verdict on each one of them. I feel like even if you're not into makeup so much, you will have at least a mascara that you love dearly and you use it every day if not, once a month.

I have tried many more drugstore mascaras than this but I obviously don't have them with me anymore. So I am just going to talk about those that I currently own.

I currently have four mascaras in hand that I use for different purposes and occasions. 3 out of 4 mascaras that I will be mentioning are waterproof. I am very fond of waterproof mascaras as they are able to hold up curls amazingly.

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Without further ado, here's my thoughts on them:

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


This mascara is love. Almost all of the beauty Youtubers that I watch used this mascara and they loved it! I absolutely get the hype behind this mascara. It gives amazing length and volume to my sad and short lashes. It doesn't flake or smudge. Totally won't give you panda eyes. One more thing is that this mascara is clump-free. No matter how many coats you use, it won't give you that unattractive spidery looking lashes. Highly recommend!

Note: Silicon/rubber bristles, curved wand, varying bristle length, waterproof, lengthening and volumizing, clump-free, long-wearing, RM30+ budget

Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara


I hate and love this mascara at the same time. It's a great defining and lengthening mascara. And for those who love layering mascaras, you will have no issue layering this mascara along with other mascara. The bristles are marketed as a "lash separator brush" and I absolutely agree with that.

HOWEVER, it weighs my lashes down. I definitely hate when mascara formulations are too heavy for my lashes and don't hold up curls the way I want. I think this has to do with the non-waterproof formulation. It's giving me no volume at all, just straight up lengthening. Also, a great mascara that will give you panda eyes.

Note: Silicon/rubber bristles, straight wand, "lash separator brush", non-waterproof, lengthening, RM30+ budget

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Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara


I have made up my mind. I actually like this mascara. I have mentioned this mascara before on the blog and I said I hate it or something like that. But as time goes, I kinda like it for the intense volume that it gives me. It feels like I have thick lashes and locks up curls all day long! I also like it because it doesn't give me panda eyes.

A little heads up, 2 coats of this mascara particularly is enough because more coats than that will give you clumpy and crumbly lashes. And it also flakes a little. By the end of the day, you will see little bits and flakes of mascara on your face. If you're not about it, stay away from this mascara.

Note: Curved wand, nylon-ish bristles, waterproof, intensely volumizing, flakes a little, RM20+ budget

IN2IT Lash Define With Fiber Mascara


Love, love, love! I recently bought this mascara and I swear to god this is the only mascara I am reaching for as of now. I gravitate towards this newly found gem. It's absurdly volumizing and lengthening. It also locks up curls all day long! It stays put. It doesn't flake or smudge or gives me panda eyes. None of that. Ahh, I cannot emphasize enough!

The actual product is a bit watery and the applicator picks up so much product every time, so be careful. Other than those, I am pretty happy about this mascara. I feel like trying more mascaras from the brand as this is my first time trying IN2IT mascara. Recommend!

Note: Small/tiny curved wand, nylon bristles, has fibers, waterproof, volumizing, lengthening, holds up curl, long-wearing, RM20+ budget

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Do you wear mascara? What's your favorite drugstore mascara?

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Hello, gorgeousness! Today I want to talk about drugstore mascaras that I own and my verdict on each one of them. I feel like even if you're not into makeup so much, you will have at least a mascara that you love dearly and you use it every day if not, once a month.

I have tried many more drugstore mascaras than this but I obviously don't have them with me anymore. So I am just going to talk about those that I currently own.

I currently have four mascaras in hand that I use for different purposes and occasions. 3 out of 4 mascaras that I will be mentioning are waterproof. I am very fond of waterproof mascaras as they are able to hold up curls amazingly.

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Without further ado, here's my thoughts on them:

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


This mascara is love. Almost all of the beauty Youtubers that I watch used this mascara and they loved it! I absolutely get the hype behind this mascara. It gives amazing length and volume to my sad and short lashes. It doesn't flake or smudge. Totally won't give you panda eyes. One more thing is that this mascara is clump-free. No matter how many coats you use, it won't give you that unattractive spidery looking lashes. Highly recommend!

Note: Silicon/rubber bristles, curved wand, varying bristle length, waterproof, lengthening and volumizing, clump-free, long-wearing, RM30+ budget

Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara


I hate and love this mascara at the same time. It's a great defining and lengthening mascara. And for those who love layering mascaras, you will have no issue layering this mascara along with other mascara. The bristles are marketed as a "lash separator brush" and I absolutely agree with that.

HOWEVER, it weighs my lashes down. I definitely hate when mascara formulations are too heavy for my lashes and don't hold up curls the way I want. I think this has to do with the non-waterproof formulation. It's giving me no volume at all, just straight up lengthening. Also, a great mascara that will give you panda eyes.

Note: Silicon/rubber bristles, straight wand, "lash separator brush", non-waterproof, lengthening, RM30+ budget

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara


I have made up my mind. I actually like this mascara. I have mentioned this mascara before on the blog and I said I hate it or something like that. But as time goes, I kinda like it for the intense volume that it gives me. It feels like I have thick lashes and locks up curls all day long! I also like it because it doesn't give me panda eyes.

A little heads up, 2 coats of this mascara particularly is enough because more coats than that will give you clumpy and crumbly lashes. And it also flakes a little. By the end of the day, you will see little bits and flakes of mascara on your face. If you're not about it, stay away from this mascara.

Note: Curved wand, nylon-ish bristles, waterproof, intensely volumizing, flakes a little, RM20+ budget

IN2IT Lash Define With Fiber Mascara


Love, love, love! I recently bought this mascara and I swear to god this is the only mascara I am reaching for as of now. I gravitate towards this newly found gem. It's absurdly volumizing and lengthening. It also locks up curls all day long! It stays put. It doesn't flake or smudge or gives me panda eyes. None of that. Ahh, I cannot emphasize enough!

The actual product is a bit watery and the applicator picks up so much product every time, so be careful. Other than those, I am pretty happy about this mascara. I feel like trying more mascaras from the brand as this is my first time trying IN2IT mascara. Recommend!

Note: Small/tiny curved wand, nylon bristles, has fibers, waterproof, volumizing, lengthening, holds up curl, long-wearing, RM20+ budget

Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Do you wear mascara? What's your favorite drugstore mascara?


READING...
Nothing apart from random posts of the blogs I am following on Bloglovin'

LISTENING...
Religiously listening to Me! by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie. It's so freaking good and puts me in a good mood every time.

SMELLING...
My room! It smells different this time because I bought a new scent for the room. It smells like a morning freshness!

HOPING...
For things to go according to plan and to have a productive off day, haha! I have a feeling Imma be a sloth because I am plain exhausted but fingers crossed I won't.


WRITING...
Nothing but this post and other blog posts that are still in the drafts folder.

THINKING...
About so many things! One of them is that I can't decide what to do during my off day. I kinda wanna sleep all day but that's just not good sis, we're in Ramadhan month.

WEARING...
A black shirt that says "Barbie" on it and gray sweatpants. Comfy!

WISHING...
For a good day. A solid good, happy day. I haven't had one in a long time. I think it's about time.

LOVING...
  1. My new template! Although it's very hard to move on from Pipdig :( This $8 template is what I chose to use as of this moment. Do you like it, though?
  2. My new "foundation" routine! I feel like sharing it with you guys if you're up for it. Let me know in the comments.

WANTING...
  1. A bunch of stuff from Colourpop
  2. A new Tarte Shape Tape. Pronto!
  3. Peace of mind
  4. ...a nap, too, probably?

NEEDING...
A full body massage and cuddle time

FEELING...
Relaxed and contented. Sunday afternoons at home are just great.


How's your Sunday, loves?

The Sunday Currently #5


READING...
Nothing apart from random posts of the blogs I am following on Bloglovin'

LISTENING...
Religiously listening to Me! by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie. It's so freaking good and puts me in a good mood every time.

SMELLING...
My room! It smells different this time because I bought a new scent for the room. It smells like a morning freshness!

HOPING...
For things to go according to plan and to have a productive off day, haha! I have a feeling Imma be a sloth because I am plain exhausted but fingers crossed I won't.


WRITING...
Nothing but this post and other blog posts that are still in the drafts folder.

THINKING...
About so many things! One of them is that I can't decide what to do during my off day. I kinda wanna sleep all day but that's just not good sis, we're in Ramadhan month.

WEARING...
A black shirt that says "Barbie" on it and gray sweatpants. Comfy!

WISHING...
For a good day. A solid good, happy day. I haven't had one in a long time. I think it's about time.

LOVING...
  1. My new template! Although it's very hard to move on from Pipdig :( This $8 template is what I chose to use as of this moment. Do you like it, though?
  2. My new "foundation" routine! I feel like sharing it with you guys if you're up for it. Let me know in the comments.

WANTING...
  1. A bunch of stuff from Colourpop
  2. A new Tarte Shape Tape. Pronto!
  3. Peace of mind
  4. ...a nap, too, probably?

NEEDING...
A full body massage and cuddle time

FEELING...
Relaxed and contented. Sunday afternoons at home are just great.


How's your Sunday, loves?
New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Something I am pretty embarrassed about when it comes to the whole beauty blogging is that I tend to talk about the same products over and over again. It has come to the point where it gets pretty boring. But that's just me being me - I don't simply go out and have some "let's get more makeup today!"

It feels like my blog isn't growing to some extent. But I always think at least it shows to the people that I am actually really using the stuff, and who knows people might get something from the drugstore because they read my blog? 

So instead of rambling on and on about the hydrating toner from The Body Shop (that I love so much) and Tarte Shape Tape (also, well-loved) for the millionth time, I thought I would share some of the new things in my beauty stash.

01 | Watsons 3 Mins Beauty Call Pick Me Up! Express Brightening Mask

I have noticed so many sheet masks cropping on up on Watsons' shelves and realized they're lots from the brand Watsons itself. Mind you, Watsons has quite a number of in-house brand sheet masks and this is what I have decided to try. Why?

It. Has. Niacinamide!

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

I hope it gives me the brightening effect that almost all Mediheal sheet masks gave me. I know I can't stop raving about Mediheal but who knows after this I might rave about this affordable sheet mask from Watsons?

02 | Silkygirl MLBB Lip Tint in 02 Rosie

This is not so new to the drugstores but definitely new to me. I like the name, so of course, I need to check out it out and buy and try it for myself.

I have worn it twice so far and I must say it's pretty watery and so lightweight! It has a good moisturizing property so I didn't experience dry, chapped lips, etc. None of that. The size is perfect to toss in your handbag when you're going out as well. So yeah, I am liking it so far.

03 | Silkygirl Cushion Matte Lip Powder in 03 Poppy

I love this shade! It's totally a spring color. It's vibrant and sweet at the same time. I like the texture, it's very lightweight. It feels like I am wearing nothing on my lips. Although I must say, it's better to exfoliate your lips beforehand since this is a powdery form kind of lip product.

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

04 | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Mat 11

Yes, I am stepping out of my comfort zone, out of my boring bubble. Instead of getting something similar over and over again (AKA nude, muted pink lips), I got something really bold this time. I honestly blown-away by how opaque the shade is and one swipe is all you need.

Worth reading: My Go-To Lip Colors

However, this product isn't matte. It won't set even after a while, it remains slippery and is extremely transfer-prone. I wouldn't consider this as a liquid lipstick. Maybe lip cream's more suited.

05 | Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer in Soft Brown

If you're a fan of Gimme Brow by Benefit, this Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer is a lot like that except the applicator is different and the price is more on the affordable side. Although I was looking for some clear brow gel, there's no harm trying this. It's actually a pretty good brow mascara for thickening up thin and skinny brows like yours truly.

Worth reading: My Brow Routine

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

06 | IN2IT Lash Define Mascara

I kind of dig this mascara. It's my first time trying a mascara that has fiber in it. I would applaud the lengthening properties of this mascara. This might work for girls out there who have short lashes because it does create an illusion of longer lashes.

The applicator floats my boat. The bristles are pretty tiny, which I like because I am able to reach the roots of my lashes. And the slightly curved design is nice to follow the slope of my eyes.

Worth reading: Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras

07 | IN2IT Midnight Matte Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

I haven't tested this on my eyes yet but I have swatched it on the back of my hand and 1) no bleeding action; 2) smudge-proof, and 3) waterproof. It's been a while since I am trying out a felt tip eyeliner because I am really fond of brush tip eyeliners. But so far so good. It's pretty intense and matte. Hopefully, I will like it more after trying it on my eyes.

Worth reading: That One Eyeliner I Always Repurchase

Have you tried any of these products?
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New In My Beauty Stash

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Something I am pretty embarrassed about when it comes to the whole beauty blogging is that I tend to talk about the same products over and over again. It has come to the point where it gets pretty boring. But that's just me being me - I don't simply go out and have some "let's get more makeup today!"

It feels like my blog isn't growing to some extent. But I always think at least it shows to the people that I am actually really using the stuff, and who knows people might get something from the drugstore because they read my blog? 

So instead of rambling on and on about the hydrating toner from The Body Shop (that I love so much) and Tarte Shape Tape (also, well-loved) for the millionth time, I thought I would share some of the new things in my beauty stash.

01 | Watsons 3 Mins Beauty Call Pick Me Up! Express Brightening Mask

I have noticed so many sheet masks cropping on up on Watsons' shelves and realized they're lots from the brand Watsons itself. Mind you, Watsons has quite a number of in-house brand sheet masks and this is what I have decided to try. Why?

It. Has. Niacinamide!

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

I hope it gives me the brightening effect that almost all Mediheal sheet masks gave me. I know I can't stop raving about Mediheal but who knows after this I might rave about this affordable sheet mask from Watsons?

02 | Silkygirl MLBB Lip Tint in 02 Rosie

This is not so new to the drugstores but definitely new to me. I like the name, so of course, I need to check out it out and buy and try it for myself.

I have worn it twice so far and I must say it's pretty watery and so lightweight! It has a good moisturizing property so I didn't experience dry, chapped lips, etc. None of that. The size is perfect to toss in your handbag when you're going out as well. So yeah, I am liking it so far.

03 | Silkygirl Cushion Matte Lip Powder in 03 Poppy

I love this shade! It's totally a spring color. It's vibrant and sweet at the same time. I like the texture, it's very lightweight. It feels like I am wearing nothing on my lips. Although I must say, it's better to exfoliate your lips beforehand since this is a powdery form kind of lip product.

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

04 | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Mat 11

Yes, I am stepping out of my comfort zone, out of my boring bubble. Instead of getting something similar over and over again (AKA nude, muted pink lips), I got something really bold this time. I honestly blown-away by how opaque the shade is and one swipe is all you need.

Worth reading: My Go-To Lip Colors

However, this product isn't matte. It won't set even after a while, it remains slippery and is extremely transfer-prone. I wouldn't consider this as a liquid lipstick. Maybe lip cream's more suited.

05 | Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer in Soft Brown

If you're a fan of Gimme Brow by Benefit, this Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer is a lot like that except the applicator is different and the price is more on the affordable side. Although I was looking for some clear brow gel, there's no harm trying this. It's actually a pretty good brow mascara for thickening up thin and skinny brows like yours truly.

Worth reading: My Brow Routine

New In My Beauty Stash | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

06 | IN2IT Lash Define Mascara

I kind of dig this mascara. It's my first time trying a mascara that has fiber in it. I would applaud the lengthening properties of this mascara. This might work for girls out there who have short lashes because it does create an illusion of longer lashes.

The applicator floats my boat. The bristles are pretty tiny, which I like because I am able to reach the roots of my lashes. And the slightly curved design is nice to follow the slope of my eyes.

Worth reading: Battle of The Drugstore Mascaras

07 | IN2IT Midnight Matte Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

I haven't tested this on my eyes yet but I have swatched it on the back of my hand and 1) no bleeding action; 2) smudge-proof, and 3) waterproof. It's been a while since I am trying out a felt tip eyeliner because I am really fond of brush tip eyeliners. But so far so good. It's pretty intense and matte. Hopefully, I will like it more after trying it on my eyes.

Worth reading: That One Eyeliner I Always Repurchase

Have you tried any of these products?
My 5 Must-Have Skincare Items for Flawless Skin

Oh. My. God. I have tried and tested an embarrassing amount of skincare products just to be flawless. I have had a tough time figuring out which ones are worth it and perfect for my skin. I have come across some amazing products along the way, and some are pretty terrible and I hate it.

These are what I am currently using and loving. I have a good mixture of affordable and slightly pricey skincare items. I know there are a ton of products on the market and this is just not the be-all, end-all of what's great out there. This is just what's working best for me. Let's just stop right there. Check out what I use to get the juiciest and flawless skin!

01 | Hydrating toner

Two words: Game. Changer.

This is one of the items you shouldn't miss out on! Hydrating toner restores the skin's natural pH balance. It's really important to keep the skin's natural pH balanced all the time. The key is to be balanced here. Your skin can't be too acidic or too alkaline.

If you're suffering from any breakouts at the moment, please consider getting yourself a hydrating toner. Make sure it says "hydrating toner" on the bottle and only then you're good to go.

02 | Sheet mask

If you don't already know, this is what I am most dedicated to. I am very fond of sheet masks and I would like to keep it that way until I am old. Sheet masks ditch skin problems for good. #Fact

Some say the only thing sheet masks do is hydrate, which I have to disagree. It's more than just hydrate. If it's really true though, you lose nothing, babe, because #HydrationIsAlwaysTheKey

My 5 Must-Have Skincare Items for Flawless Skin

03 | AHA toner/chemical exfoliator

When it comes to AHA toner, it's no surprise that I love my Pixi Glow Tonic. It's definitely a cult favorite! If you don't have any idea what is AHA toner, it's an alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin.

Do not freak out by the name acid. It's really mild and safe to use on a regular basis. If you have PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) like yours truly, chemical exfoliator is going to be your best friend.

04 | Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C serum is perfect for you if you want to speed up the healing process of your acne scars. Apart from reducing scars, it is also improving the skin's overall complexion. If dull complexion is one of your skin concerns, consider incorporating vitamin C in your skincare regimen to promote healthy and glowing skin (yay!).

05 | Sunscreen

I love sunscreens. I will not skip sunscreen even when it's not sunny outside. You see, doesn't matter how simple or tedious your skincare routine is, it won't be effective if your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays.

Ever since using sunscreen regularly, I am not getting acne as much as I did before. I can't say enough about how amazing it is to use sunscreen daily. If I catch myself skipping this step, my skin will suffer the next day.

What are some of your must-have skincare items, dolls?
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019

My 5 Must-Have Skincare Items for Flawless Skin

My 5 Must-Have Skincare Items for Flawless Skin

Oh. My. God. I have tried and tested an embarrassing amount of skincare products just to be flawless. I have had a tough time figuring out which ones are worth it and perfect for my skin. I have come across some amazing products along the way, and some are pretty terrible and I hate it.

These are what I am currently using and loving. I have a good mixture of affordable and slightly pricey skincare items. I know there are a ton of products on the market and this is just not the be-all, end-all of what's great out there. This is just what's working best for me. Let's just stop right there. Check out what I use to get the juiciest and flawless skin!

01 | Hydrating toner

Two words: Game. Changer.

This is one of the items you shouldn't miss out on! Hydrating toner restores the skin's natural pH balance. It's really important to keep the skin's natural pH balanced all the time. The key is to be balanced here. Your skin can't be too acidic or too alkaline.

If you're suffering from any breakouts at the moment, please consider getting yourself a hydrating toner. Make sure it says "hydrating toner" on the bottle and only then you're good to go.

02 | Sheet mask

If you don't already know, this is what I am most dedicated to. I am very fond of sheet masks and I would like to keep it that way until I am old. Sheet masks ditch skin problems for good. #Fact

Some say the only thing sheet masks do is hydrate, which I have to disagree. It's more than just hydrate. If it's really true though, you lose nothing, babe, because #HydrationIsAlwaysTheKey

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03 | AHA toner/chemical exfoliator

When it comes to AHA toner, it's no surprise that I love my Pixi Glow Tonic. It's definitely a cult favorite! If you don't have any idea what is AHA toner, it's an alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin.

Do not freak out by the name acid. It's really mild and safe to use on a regular basis. If you have PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) like yours truly, chemical exfoliator is going to be your best friend.

04 | Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C serum is perfect for you if you want to speed up the healing process of your acne scars. Apart from reducing scars, it is also improving the skin's overall complexion. If dull complexion is one of your skin concerns, consider incorporating vitamin C in your skincare regimen to promote healthy and glowing skin (yay!).

05 | Sunscreen

I love sunscreens. I will not skip sunscreen even when it's not sunny outside. You see, doesn't matter how simple or tedious your skincare routine is, it won't be effective if your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays.

Ever since using sunscreen regularly, I am not getting acne as much as I did before. I can't say enough about how amazing it is to use sunscreen daily. If I catch myself skipping this step, my skin will suffer the next day.

What are some of your must-have skincare items, dolls?
April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Oh. My. Goodness! April is already over and it has gone by so quickly. I feel like April was a fantastic month for me. I tried my very best to make every day a productive day. You would know by now if you read my previous post. You see, I wasn't always like this. I'd rather stay in bed all day. I know, right?

I decided to make the most of my day and this month I played around with makeup more than I usually do as well. I recently got my hands on some of the most talked about products, so I am pretty excited. Out of all the products, these were the only ones that I genuinely enjoy using. Hope you all have a lovely May!

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette | RM80

I can't stop playing with it ever since I bought it. The shades are just eye-catching and makes you wanna play more and more! I fall in love over and over again everytime! Beautiful, pigmented and blends like a dream. Although I have to say it's definitely a little powdery and has a bit of a fallout. But overall really nice to have in hand.

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer | RM60

Well... Chloe (Chloe Morello on youtube) always uses this primer and she has pretty oily skin and maybe, just maybe, I am going to like this primer? Whaddaya know it made its way to the favorites bin! It blurs the appearance of pores, smoothes skin and has a cooling formula that I really love! It also keeps my makeup intact all day. This matte primer is love!

April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | RM35

Best. Drugstore. Mascara. Ever! It feels like I have thick lashes whenever I wear it. It mimics the look of thick and feathery and flirty lashes. I absolutely love it! Apart from that, it's waterproof, not flaky and holds up curls pretty awesome. Please go and get this mascara right now or you will regret it.

The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Body Butter | RM33

I was looking for a gift for my mommy and I thought it would be nice to get something for myself as well. Who would've thought I end up spending a solid 500 ringgit at The Body Shop? I bought a ridiculous amount of anything vanilla-scented that I could gather from the store. A shower gel, a perfume, a body mist, a body lotion, and body butter.

Mind you, I bought these last year and I was only getting around to use it last month. I know, right? I completely forgot that I bought a bunch of stuff from The Body Shop. This is a seasonal item btw and you can't get it anymore, at least, this time around. It's pretty frustrating that I cannot get a backup. Out of all my purchase, I have really been liking this one A LOT.

Their body butter is so good - not greasy, sticky, tacky. None of that. It's one of the best product to pamper your body every day. I just wish vanilla marshmallow was a staple. Or at least, please make it available online. Is that too much to ask?

April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Random:
Avengers Endgame - Just because.
My new babies: Voir Quilted Sling Bag and Charles & Keith Top Handle City Bag.
Ariani Timeless Dream Diamond Shawl in Lavender.
Korean spicy chicken - I don't see this obsession going away anytime soon.
Me! by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie - So freaking good!!!

What are some of your current favs, dolls?

April Favorites

April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Oh. My. Goodness! April is already over and it has gone by so quickly. I feel like April was a fantastic month for me. I tried my very best to make every day a productive day. You would know by now if you read my previous post. You see, I wasn't always like this. I'd rather stay in bed all day. I know, right?

I decided to make the most of my day and this month I played around with makeup more than I usually do as well. I recently got my hands on some of the most talked about products, so I am pretty excited. Out of all the products, these were the only ones that I genuinely enjoy using. Hope you all have a lovely May!

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette | RM80

I can't stop playing with it ever since I bought it. The shades are just eye-catching and makes you wanna play more and more! I fall in love over and over again everytime! Beautiful, pigmented and blends like a dream. Although I have to say it's definitely a little powdery and has a bit of a fallout. But overall really nice to have in hand.

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer | RM60

Well... Chloe (Chloe Morello on youtube) always uses this primer and she has pretty oily skin and maybe, just maybe, I am going to like this primer? Whaddaya know it made its way to the favorites bin! It blurs the appearance of pores, smoothes skin and has a cooling formula that I really love! It also keeps my makeup intact all day. This matte primer is love!

April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | RM35

Best. Drugstore. Mascara. Ever! It feels like I have thick lashes whenever I wear it. It mimics the look of thick and feathery and flirty lashes. I absolutely love it! Apart from that, it's waterproof, not flaky and holds up curls pretty awesome. Please go and get this mascara right now or you will regret it.

The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Body Butter | RM33

I was looking for a gift for my mommy and I thought it would be nice to get something for myself as well. Who would've thought I end up spending a solid 500 ringgit at The Body Shop? I bought a ridiculous amount of anything vanilla-scented that I could gather from the store. A shower gel, a perfume, a body mist, a body lotion, and body butter.

Mind you, I bought these last year and I was only getting around to use it last month. I know, right? I completely forgot that I bought a bunch of stuff from The Body Shop. This is a seasonal item btw and you can't get it anymore, at least, this time around. It's pretty frustrating that I cannot get a backup. Out of all my purchase, I have really been liking this one A LOT.

Their body butter is so good - not greasy, sticky, tacky. None of that. It's one of the best product to pamper your body every day. I just wish vanilla marshmallow was a staple. Or at least, please make it available online. Is that too much to ask?

April Favorites | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Random:
Avengers Endgame - Just because.
My new babies: Voir Quilted Sling Bag and Charles & Keith Top Handle City Bag.
Ariani Timeless Dream Diamond Shawl in Lavender.
Korean spicy chicken - I don't see this obsession going away anytime soon.
Me! by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie - So freaking good!!!

What are some of your current favs, dolls?

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