October 31, 2014
As an everyday makeup wearer and being super acne-prone, I take my make up removal regime really seriously. Bioderma Sensibio H20 is still the one I reach for when I can't be bothered to wash my face (i.e. after a few too many cocktails), but on regular days cleansing oils are my go-to's. Having run out of my beloved DHC Cleansing Oil (more on that here), I've recently repurchased the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, which is a good 'ole fave.
October 29, 2014
Autumn is in full swing in England, and honestly, I love it. After Spring, Autumn is my favourite season —the crisp leaves, refreshing wind and countdown to Christmas (8 weekends left, peeps) - it just has something charming I suppose. I've been testing some new skincare products this month and keep your eyes peeled for some cool features. But for now, this month's faves...
October 26, 2014
I'm sure you've all noticed my radio silence, and whilst I don't want to be the one to push the blame on something else besides my bad time management – I kinda do. Starting the postgrad life, moving house – without WiFi (I know!) – was awfully hectic and stressful. The fact that I've survived on my wobbly hotspot connection for nearly a month is just shocking, but I'm back now with a steady Internet connection and I'll hopefully get back to my regular posting routine soon.
October 20, 2014
I always have one compact powder foundation on me when I'm out and about —just in case my foundation disappears throughout the day or for an unplanned
October 19, 2014
Before there were beauty blogs or even before Makeupalley, the way to decide whether a you'd splurge on a product or not would be through sampling products. Even now, I tend to ask for a sample of a product or buy a travel size first, to see whether it suits my skin or if it actually does something. And out of the bunch I've been trying in the recent weeks, these were the ones that have climbed onto my "Must Buy ASAP" list a.k.a.) someone hide my credit card, pronto.
October 8, 2014
Ask around, and you'll probably hear I'm an optimist. I like to see the best in people, things and situations for as long as I can put up with it. That being said, I'm very cynical towards the so-called 'miracle' products. I simply don't believe miracles exist, nor do miracle products perform miraculously. When Garnier had an offer on their Miracle Skin Cream, I just had to try the product and see what all the buzz was about.
October 6, 2014
When people say organic lipsticks, the first brand that pops up in my mind is ILIA. Raved and adored by green beauty bloggers, as a lipstick junkie myself, I had to try these. I've been hooked ever since and I think this is a start of a very dangerous obsession. And if the researches are right, and we do eat 7 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime, I might as well treat myself to something healthy, ha!
October 4, 2014
Before I left for Leeds, I made sure to empty lots of products I've been using for a while, or just those tat were nearly empty but kinda neglected forgotten. Call me silly, but I'm quite proud with this long list of products that I managed to finish. Beware of a very lengthy post —don't say I didn't warn you.
October 3, 2014
Oh, you know me and my big spender habits. Over the past few weeks I've been pretty frugal (for my standard) as I knew I'd be moving house, had to live as a poor student again and I knew I'd be going all in when I touched down in England. Which I did. Not even sure if I could say it was per accident.
October 1, 2014
Having been in England for about 2 weeks now, I can say that Autumn has officially arrived. Up north, the weather has been crazy with humidity-meets-rain-meets-wind-meets-chill. I'm so not used to this, neither is my skin. During the month I've noticed my skin transforming in a dehydrated, lack-lustre and chapped mess. I've had to change quite a bit in my skincare routine and these were the bits that have dragged me through this month.