Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Favourite Masks

A few months ago, when I do a self-check on my skin conditions, I am genuinely horrified to find that my skin in serious conditions. Acne everywhere, problem eyes, littering with dark spots, very very dull and dehydrated... So armed with money *sobs!!! T_T*, I've started extensive DIY treatments on my skin..I still can't afford to do facial.. :(
So for these few months, I've started with weekly mask sheets and a sleeping mask...
So here I come with my own favorite masks after several trials on different brands...

Favorite Sheet for Oily/Acne-prone skin

TheFaceShop Herbal Therapy Clarifying Mask Sheet
I hauled a lot of them since they're on 30%+5% sale..
Retailing at RM6.90 (normal price), I find it very affordable for frequent usage. The smell is soothing and not overpowering. And you do can see the different after pulling off the sheet. Your pimples are soothed and the redness is reduced..And after frequent usage, your skin does become less oily in appearance. People doesn't believe me when I told them I have oily skin..:)

Favorite Radiance Mask Sheet

The Skin Food Snow Tea Mask Sheet
I'm hooked at the first moment I've tried it. But to make sure I'm not making rush decision, I've tried it three times..And hoooo yeah, I'm truly hooked. Retailing at RM8.90, this mask is not dripping wet with essence when we take it out from the packet. No mess at all. The smell is super nice (kinda musky tea scent, oh come on! I'm not good at describing smell). After patting the essence into your skin, there is no sticky feeling and my face does look a little lively than before. We'll see after a month. :) I just wish it's a little cheaper..Hahaha..

Favorite Hydrating Mask

Hrmmm..I'm still looking for my favorite. But at the moment, I'm using this mask sheet. My face does feel smooth to the touch and a little bit radiance. But what I dislike about this mask is the smell.. Strong ginger smell. I'm nearly choking but for the sake of my dehydrated face, I'm holding on *life and death situation..hahaha..ok gedik*

TheFaceShop Herbal Therapy Healthy Mask Sheet
And I'm yet to try this but currently the mask is out of stick at my favorite TheFaceShop outlet.

Favorite Sleeping Mask

TheFaceShop Raspberry Roots Sleeping  Mask
The beauty consultant once told me it is a best-seller both here and in Korea. And after using it, I believe her! The smell is sooo good and the texture is gel-typed and absorbed easily into my skin without sticky feeling..Next morning after rinsed with warm-water, my skin feel soooo smooth that I become self-obsess with touching my skin. Haha..Months after, my congested pores are significantly reduced in number and my skin become much more smoother, As for the lifting/firming part, I don't actually feel it. Maybe because I'm still young?? *perasaaan*
Even though pricey, it's highly recommended.. :)

Moi sans make-up.. T_T
My complexion after 2 months of mask sheets. The dark spots and occasional pimples are still there..But my skin is smoother, and I can actually see *and experiencing/believing* the radiance especially on my upper cheeks. And the dark circles have permanently become a citizen there..Hurrrmphh!
How about yours??

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: The Skin Food Peach Sake BB Cream and Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder

Before I start, here are my skin’s conditions so that there won’t be any bias as different skin type will give different results. :)

Skin Tone         : Medium with yellowish undertone
Skin Type         : Oily and sensitive, prone to sweats around nose and upper    lip areas.   
Skin Conditions : Dull, dehydrated, congested pores, fine lines, dark spots (caused by acnes not pigmentation), small pimples, whiteheads, enlarged pores and redness~ *OMG!!arrrgghh*
Eyes                : Complete package! Dehydrated, obvious dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, deep wrinkles, crow’s feet and discoloration

Since I have oily skin, I never stop in pursuit of make-up items that will last longer on my skin without constant touch-ups. So when I stop by at The Skin Food Mahkota Cheras, the Beauty Consultant suggested me to try the Peach Sake Pore BB Cream with Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder. These Peach Sake range is for those with oily skin and enlarge pores..Hmmmm..*so me~*

Peach Sake Pore BB Cream : RM44.90 (affordable)
Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder : RM79.90 (*choking!*)
The BB cream comes in two color, so I took No 2, the natural color. As for the loose powder, there is only one color.

Peach Sake BB Cream in 02 (Natural)

Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder
The texture is very light
Blends well..No hideous white streak..But did not really fully cover my vein..Light coverage
My 'dimsum steamer' O__o
See the white streak?? Haiyoh~

Thumbs Up

Peach Sake Pore BB Cream
1. I really like the smell of the BB cream..
2. After a few hours, my make up still intact as if I just apply them
3. No sticky feeling throughout the day yet not drying… I really do feel comfortable
4. Easy to apply...Smooth in texture..Glides on your skin easily
5. Natural finish

Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder
1. I’m hook at the packaging the very first moment I saw them. Reminds me of the dim sum steamer..
2.The scent is very pleasant to the nose..*haha*
3. The powder is very smooth and refined in texture
4. Gave me flawless effect
5. Mattifying effect and non-transluscent..
6.  Oil-controlling properties!! I love how my make-up stay long throughout the day..Finally~
7. Require less touch ups

Thumbs Down

Peach Sake Pore BB Cream
1. Since it only give sheer finish with light coverage, without the pairing with loose powder, I won’t be using it during special events or occasions
2. At first usage, I’m having difficulty pumping out the BB cream. I’ve shake it and pumped it like 100th times before the BB cream is finally pumped out *I’m freak out and nearly in a brink of bringing the BB cream back to the store as I thought it was the faulty tube*

Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder

1. Quite drying. Heads up to those with combination/dry, dry or normal skin. :)
2. Even though I love the flawless finish as well as the scent, I’m not too keen on the color. It’s too light. Over-application of it will lead you to becoming the next failing Chinese opera actress.

Hmmm..tricky one..Although I really adore the mattifying effect, but something is still missing here..No, I won’t repurchase unless I fail in my journey of searching for perfect powder. Teehee~

My face after the application of both products..kinda thick aight?? 
So go slow with the loose powder.. >__<

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Achieving Healthier Body: My After School Scale

"I believe when you take care of your body, your body will takes care of you back…"

I always feel ridiculously tired by the end of the day, that is simply because I rarely exercise, keep eating junk foods etc *you get the idea*
So I’ve made up my mind to start exercise, less junk food consumption, more plain water etc *you get the idea ~again*

So according to my realistic goals *well~I’m not expecting a fortnight result..pfffft!* and my just-made-it-up After School scale *too much doses of AS perhaps*, first I’m going to firm up my body.. 

No more jelly-slash-pudding arms, legs and tummy... 
*well Kudin, there goes your favorite toys..hahaha..haha..ha..ehem!*

First goal,
Since I have curvaceous body, I’m going to firm them up..Like the body of the former AS member, Bekah..
She has beautiful curvaceous body and she’s proud of it..I’m going to be like her..

Start with weight-training for mediocre and mild jogging-slash-fast walk...
*hey! I can't straightly go for a marathon..I might kill myself..duh!*
As for diet, I will try to stay away from cikedis *a.k.a junk foods* and consume more healthier food and plain water... I will not skip any of the meals..

Second goal,
When I’ve achieve my first goal, I will aim for a slimmer figure like the figure of UEE or Jungah

At this stage, I will go for advance weight training and exercises and my meal sizes will become smaller

Third goal,
My ultimate goal, like I’ve discussed before here, a body like fierce leader Gahee

With all the muscles and curves in place…
This stage will acquire me to fully commit to hardcore exercises and strict-but-not-ridiculous diet..
Well, my friend Vee already achieved the UEE/Jungah’s body, so I’m sooo envious of her..But this also takes a lot of hard work and dedication..She doesn’t simply woke up with that body..
Wish I can achieve a healthier me..Amin~
Any suggestions/ideas/new techniques to share with me???