Month: May 2017

My Pet Peeves in the Skincare & Cosmetics Industry

I’ve been dabbling in the world of skincare since I was 13 years old but only got into a proper skincare routine when I was 19 years old. Now that I’m 32 years old, I must say that I have used quite a fair bit of skincare products throughout my 13 years in experimenting with my skin and finding out about what my skin … Read More My Pet Peeves in the Skincare & Cosmetics Industry

Review – NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

As mentioned in my previous post where I discussed NIOD’s CAIS and MMHC, I purchased the NIOD set during the Black Friday Sales in Nov 2016 which included a 90ml tube of the Sanskirt Saponins (SS). SS is described by NIOD as a viscous and intense cleaning balm for the face formulated with highly-concentrated, very-unrefined Ayurvedic plant surfactants unsupported by any modern cleaning technology. … Read More Review – NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

Review – Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Original “1970”

The Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is such a classic cult product with celebrities like Madonna, Brad Pitt and Sharon Stone and many beauty editors professing their love for it. However, it’s such a notoriously difficult product to find, not to mention buying. It’s traditionally only sold in spas and you need a personal consultation to purchase it. I don’t even think that they put any money into … Read More Review – Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Original “1970”

Cleansers which are Always in my Stash

Out of all the skincare categories, nothing quite gets me like a new cleanser does. Firstly it’s so easy and fast to gauge how a cleanser is working for you, secondly I love seeing a fresh clean face right after I finish cleansing. I’m not sure why but my skin never look as good as when I’ve just washed my face. I  have easily 6 … Read More Cleansers which are Always in my Stash

My Facial Oil Collection and How I use Them

Hi guys! As promised in my previous post, today I’ll be sharing with you my facial oil collection and how I actually incorporate them into my skincare regime. The thing about facial oils is that they are really versatile and you can literally use them in many different ways. I’m going to share with you some of my favourite ways of using them. 1) … Read More My Facial Oil Collection and How I use Them

Just a short note!

Hi All! Just to let you guys know that I’ve just gone for a minor surgery and won’t be posting as frequently to focus my efforts on getting better. I’ve scheduled posting for every Monday and Friday from now on till mid June 2017 since I really don’t have the energy or the mood to post more frequently than that! Thanks for reading! Hope … Read More Just a short note!

Should you be using face oils?

The rise of the green beauty movement has meant an increase in the usage of face oils for the consumers. It has been said that since oils have no fillers or other “useless chemicals”, it is better for the skin since it is full of pure nutritive goodness. Many people have replaced their moisturisers and serums with exclusively facial oils. Recently, however there has … Read More Should you be using face oils?

Review – Heroine Make Long & Curl Super Waterproof Mascara

Even though I set up this blog as a beauty and skincare blog, I’ve never actually talked about makeup items here before. That’s because there are so many fantastic blogs out there that really focus on makeup with their beautiful colour swatches and makeup looks. I just do not think that my makeup skills are comparable so I do feel a bit self-conscious talking … Read More Review – Heroine Make Long & Curl Super Waterproof Mascara

Review – Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream (Over Oil)

My favourite thing to do while commuting to and fro my workplace (it’s a long commute!) is to scroll through Instagram and view the skincare routine of others. While doing so, I kept coming across this cream from Jane Scrivner called the ‘OO’cream and it piqued my interest because it was billed as a cream to apply over your facial oils (‘OO’ actually means … Read More Review – Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream (Over Oil)

Review – Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

My experience with Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm sparked off my search for  more cleansing balms to try. One such cleansing balm which was highly rated is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Before I tell you about my experience with this product, let’s check out its ingredients, shall we? Ingredients Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl … Read More Review – Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Why did I start a beauty blog?

The notion of starting a blog came while I was searching for reviews of some skincare products a few years ago. Blog after blog came up on Google but most of them were just poorly copy and pasted press release statements with no original opinions on what the product actually did or did not do for them. Worse still, I can’t see the product ingredients … Read More Why did I start a beauty blog?

Review – Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask

I started seeing the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask on Instagram about one year ago. Back then all the beauty bloggers were all over it and posting pictures of themselves wearing the mask on IG. That’s because this mask actually comes with a silver metallic foil over it which makes you look like Iron Man while wearing it. I was … Read More Review – Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask