I’ve tried Breena Beauty sponge and brush cleanser, not a fan and now I’m back to these. They clean my beauty tools even better than any cleansers out there. RM5.90 cheapo detergent from Daiso, I have probably gone through more than 20 bottles of these over the past years. The best out of the best, it’s a must have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The differences between the old (left) and new (right) version? Not much, they are pretty similar in ingredients except for 1 or 2 (the labelling is too small for me to investigate early in the morning ;P) and they perform very similarly too, however, the old version is mildly alkaline while the newest one has a neutral pH.
Hello there. As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, here’s my entire post-cleansing morning routine as of lately. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️ SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum Bringing this cult favourite serum from PM to AM routine since I like to focus on retinol treatment during the night time. To be honest, I haven’t gone through its ingredient list but whatever Sulwhasoo is putting in here, they seem to work in providing the glow, so I’m happy to report that the serum is 100% effective on my skin since the result is visible with a constant usage. Also, previously, I had a chat with @q.la and she also mentioned that the Sulwhasoo FCAS is giving her the glow. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️MISSHA All Around Safe Block Velvet Finish Sun Milk TLDR, it is what it is, velvet.finish.sun.milk. 5/5 on staying true to what it claims. This sunscreen is formulated with both physical and chemical blockers, it is slightly fragrance with flowery scent and slightly tinted too to avoid excessiveness in the white cast. On a medium skin tone 🙋🏻♀️, it would appear visibly white at first but the finishing isn’t as bad as what Missha Airy Tone Up Suncream would do to my face. It is milky. and light to touch. Sink in quite fast but it depends on surrounding’s humidity, really. Gives my skin a velvety finish as its says, it’s neither entirely matte nor glowy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️ MAC Fix+ Pinklite Current face mist & setting spray when I’m having my makeup day and I’ll switch this to Muji toner if I’m not wearing any. Love, LOVE the subtle and natural glow it leaves behind. The mist is fine and MAC claimed that the formulation is similar to its cult favourite original Fix+ (well, apart from the glitters ofc!). I can see the superfine pink flecks deposited in the bottom part of the bottle, so it is recommended to shake it hard before using. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The serum is pretty much consistent in its appearance to my routine, however, for sunscreen, I like to rotate mine depending on the weather and how my skin would behave on that day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Continue below in the comment section ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #ieyrahmreview
Haze is so vicious. Just when I thought I could survive this hazy season, I woke up this morning with sore throat and head cold 🤧. When I’m sick, I’d usually skip the entire skincare routine from morning to night because I ain’t got time to even think about it, plus my energy level would probably be down to -10. However, today, with the remaining of energy left, lol, I’d like to share with you guys my morning routine as of late as I just love how it turns out; the skin is glowing and I look like someone who would shout to the crowds while lifting a banner, ’hydration is the key!’. 💁🏻♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Ex ☀️Missha All Around Safe Block Velvet Finish Sun Milk (due to characters limit, I will explain further about my AM skincare routine in the following post) . ☀️Bobbi Brown Corrector [Medium to Dark Peach] Newly added into the routine, for first impression, this tiny corrector conceals redness and PIH perfectly but for under eyes, I’d need something peachier than this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage Concealer [005 Light Natural] I bought it in a wrong shade since the colour appears to be lighter than what I actually thought (this is why testing a product under the outdoor lighting is very important!) but I finally figured out how to work with it, so I use it on top of a corrector to brighten up the whole undereyes area. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Stilla Convertible Colour [Peony] A standout product for everyday natural, healthy-looking cheek. I have this cream blusher in a couple of shades but I like this particular one the most. Peony will look flattering on most skin tones. Full review is on the blog. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder Needs no explanation. You guys know I cannot live without this as it’s a good setting powder for dry skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara I love how well it separated my lashes. It also survived the hot and humid day with virtually no smearing and flaking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️Innisfree Creammellow Lipstick [no. 10] Peachy shade. Soft and moisturised but it’s not long-lasting. The full review is on my blog. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ **continue in the comment section below #ieyrahmreview
Sunday mood. Indoors all weekend as it has been unhealthily hazy here in Malaysia. Today is the laundry day with limited amount of water supply. The sky is looking bright so far though it is entirely covered with light grey clouds. Don’t forget your sunscreen. Always don’t forget about it regardless when it sunny, cloudy or rainy. I’m currently using Perfect UV Sun Stick from Medi Flower that I recently bought from @magicboobeauty. I’m enjoying the sunscreen so far though I’d not recommend it to be used under makeup. It’s light and hydrating but takes an enormous amount of time to sink in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #메디플라워 #mediflower
Happy weekend. Here’s another #1empty1newbie post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🗑 EMPTY | NYX Tame And Frame Brow Pomade [Espresso]. My love, my favourite. A bit disappointed when the SA told me that this is no longer available in our local NYX’s store and right now I just have to figure out where to repurchase this. Shopee seems not to have it. While it dries quite fast compared to the other popular pomades available around, I love how natural my brows would end up looking if I’d to use this, most part I believe, it’s due to the texture; it’s not overly soft and pigmented. Therefore, I stan. It’s a reallllly, extremellllly good product for sparse and patchy brows, as it is hard to achieve the overdone look or what I love to call it the ’Shin Chan brows’. Brows jenis ni kita kena gentle je, natural-looking is preferable, anything pigmented would be a disaster if you can’t do the brush right. Meanwhile, the shade Espresso is perfect on me. I’ve tried finding a similar colour code with other brands like ABH and Tarte and so far, I’m not in luck. Or maybe I’ve not tested them enough. I’m quitting this after 1+ year of using because the pomade is terribly dry, I tried to put some oils inside as I’ve seen some Youtubers did, but it wasn’t working. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🛒 NEW | Kat Von D Super Brow Pomade [Medium Brown] Not entirely new since I’ve got it almost a year ago but it’s a recent addition to my everyday brows routine. I’ve tried pomades from 3 brands so far, this, NYX & Tarte Brow Mousse. Kat Von D Super Brow has the most pigments and it’s also the softest. Soft texture means the product would be easy to pick up by brush as well as it’s easily translated onto the brows. Thick, perfectly groom brows would love this but on sparse brows, a little goes a long way and you really need to be gentle with your brushwork. I personally think it can pass the 24-hours claim because this does feel like a tattoo. Once on brows, it’s kinda hard to blend out the harsh framing (if you have any), even using a spoolie. So if you’re oily or prefer a long-lasting product to work with, you might want to check this out. The shade medium brown appears slightly reddish against my skintone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ieyrahmreview
Recently visited @trulytwocafe because I was craving for their Brussels Waffle (RM25). Huge portion with an enormous amount of sliced strawberries. Swipe left for a picture proof 😂. Also while at it, I tried their signature Cheese Brulee Boba Fresh Milk (RM14) and I did like it a lot. Soft and warm pearls with a little hint of saltiness from cheese and the drink wasn’t entirely sweet. I’d rate it 10/10, tasted even better than some drinks from generic Taiwanese bubble tea shops out there 👌🏻.
I’m sleepy but I still want to post this up; here’s my current favourite skincare combo; a retinol serum from The Inkey List and J.One Hana Cream* from J.One Cosmetics. If you remember from my Instagram stories I posted a couple of days ago, I did mention that I’ve found a moisturiser that is perfect to be used together with the retinol serum but I had never mentioned what it was and right now you’re looking at it, yup, the J.One Hana Cream I once gave up using since it’s extremely occlusive; the moisturiser is good for an intense moisturising effect but I’d gladly keep it out from my sight during the night routine when the weather is hot and sweaty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It almost feels like these two are perfectly made for each other, just like peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips and boba to its milk tea. Pakai asing tak best, pakai sama-sama baru best. Retinol is potent and could show sensitivity towards certain individuals. On me, the retinol serum from The Inkey List would be drying to be used alone and I’ve always noticed the redness I’d get minutes after I layer it on. The tingling sensation is also there, although it’s very minimal and does not bother me at all. But, if I’d to mix it with a bead of J.One Hana Cream, the result is outstanding! and now I can use them both in the most comfortable way. The dryness of the retinol serum kind of cancelling out the heaviness feeling of J.One Hana Cream and together, they give me some sort of mattifying finish (result varies, depending on the amount of serum I use). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I heard the skincare technique is called as ’buffering’. So, perhaps, if you have a similar experience with retinol being drying and irritating to the skin, you might want to dilute it with your current daily moisturiser for a gentler using experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ieyrahmreview
Got my craving satisfied and these mooncakes were not bad at all. I love Espresso Chestnut the best out of all flavours available inside this huge, pretty box. I hope it’s not too late to wish Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to those who are celebrating, 中秋节快乐~ 🌕🐇🌾 Have fun eating all the kuih bulan!
Market Lane, Ipoh. July 12th. Windy and gloomy Friday’s evening as I recall. White masonry clouds filled the sky with the sun hardly peeked through. Thunder clapped for afar. Rain was upon us explaining the empty looking touristy street. We went there again the next day when it was all bright and sunny and the place was entirely packed 😂. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Picture taken with a camera as my phone couldn’t provide the same sharpness. I can finally transfer all the pics and vids from my oldie camera to phone without having to use a laptop or any additional apps (like Documents). It’s convenient. Thanks to @flackitsman, who recently posted about the SD card camera reader in his Instagram stories. Got one for myself. I’m not someone who stays updated with gadgets so I didn’t know Apple came out with its own version. Ha, more travel pictures, then? 🖤