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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MY UPDATED SKIN CARE ROUTINE

It's been almost 7 months since my last post, and I feel terrible that I just didn't have the time to put up a new post here. I have been extremely busy with a lot of stuff that I could not squeeze it in. I moved to a new house (yay), and got a new job, so everything is new, and I am making lots of adjustments to the new place, neighborhood, and work. So if I'm not working, I'm running errands, organizing the house, or sleeping.

Since I moved to my new place, I have been unhappy with my skin because of the water and the weather (it's hotter and more humid here), and I have been quite stressed trying to fit in everything that I need to do in just 24hrs. My sleeping schedule has changed; I have only been sleeping for 5 hours a day, and it made my skin look dull and dry, and I broke out a lot. I had so many pimple marks and white heads on my face. Bottom line, it's terrible. It may sound shallow, but having a clear and healthy skin is important to me, and I'm sure to many as well. I thought the combination of the skincare products I was using wasn't compatible with my skin too so I decided to go back to basics, turn to the products and brands that I trust, and added 2 new items, the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, and baking soda as my facial scrub (every other day).




Morning Routine:
1) I would use just a pea size of the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, rub it in between my hands first, then massage on my skin in only 15 seconds or less. Since my face is already clean from the night before, I don't need deep cleansing in the morning anymore. It also prevents my skin from drying.
2) After patting my skin dry, I'll apply the Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner using a cotton pad
3) While my skin is still damp, I apply enough amount of the Pond's Age Defying Cream on my face and neck. This also serves as my sunscreen so I don't use other sun protection product anymore.

Evening Routine:
1) I remove my makeup using Sanicare Cleansing Wipes. This is a new favorite because it's very soft and smooth on the skin.
2) Then I use the same amount of the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser
3) Next I apply the Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner until the cotton pad is free from any dirt or stains from my makeup
4) I apply the SOS all over my face while my skin is still damp from toning.
5) After the SOS has dried, I massage Pond's Age Defying Cream on my face and neck. I don't use a night cream anymore.

If it's time to exfoliate (I do this every other day) I take about a pea size baking soda and add a drop of water to make a paste, and massage it on my skin, after I use the cleanser. I only use a small amount because baking soda can dry the skin.

Below are unedited photos of me with my bare skin in different lighting conditions. I have nothing on my skin and just woke up when I took this picture. If you look closer, you can see my enormous pores, redness on my cheeks and around the nose, and some pimple marks on my forehead.





I'm really happy that my skin has now cleared (slightly). Oh, and the one thing I changed is I increased my water intake! I seriously have been drinking more now. I used to drink 1 liter of water a day; I know it's terrible, but I don't like water. I'm sure others can relate to this too (I'm not weird). I had to force myself to drink at least 2 liters a day, and now I'm getting used to it, and I must because it's good for me :).   

I'll slowly be back to posting here now. I have too many product reviews overdue now. Please check back anytime this week if you want to stay updated, or you can follow me around on my social media, links below (I promise, I'll be more active and you'll see more posts from me *wink*). 

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great summer. Stay safe, use sunscreen, stay hydrated, apply lip balm, and enjoy the vacation season everyone! 




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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof

Don't you just hate it when you're out and about and your eyeliner is running its own business? Ugggh, nightmare! That has happened to me a few times, and that's whyreasonI  don't particularly like eyeliners. This BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof thoughis  another story. I got this a long time ago from my sister when she came home from butAustralia  only started using it last year. I just had the chance to review it. Well, better late than never, right?! :)


BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof in Black

BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof

BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof

BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof Applicator


This BYS Eyeliner Waterproof is in black and comes with 3.5ml of product in a plastic packaging. I wish the handle was rounded instead for better grip, but the square-ish form isn't too bad. The applicator is slightly stiff, but it was still pretty easy to apply. You can effortlessly create a thin or thick line, unless you have shaky hands :). It's quite runny but comes out a nice black color on a single application. If you want it to appear bolder, just add another layer on top.

Below are some swatches:


BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof Swatch
BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof Swatch


If you check out the swatches, the liner is really black and that's what I love most about it. It stays on all day and doesn't make a mess. It's sweat and tear-proof too. Some waterproof eyeliners melt on the outer corner of my eyes, which can be pretty annoying, but this one doesn't budge, a tough one :). It stays on as long as you want! It's easy to remove too! I either use EVOO or vaseline on a cotton swab to remove, and it takes off without difficulty. No makeup is perfect though and this too has its own flaw, unfortunately. It can flake badly if you don't shake it up really well before the application.



BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof swatch on my lash line
Wearing BYS Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof



You can see in the photo above that the eyeliner shows up nicely and very pigmented, even on top of eyeshadow. It's easy to work with and dries quickly. I'm not sure if this is available locally, and how much it costs, but it's really inexpensive in Australia. It's probably P200+ - P300 if available in the country, which to me is not bad considering the quality. BYS Liquid Eyeliner is an inexpensive product that doesn't compromise value, definitely a good one to try. 







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