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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Well, my definition of a good weekend is a DVD, loads of rest and sleep, a little shopping and loads of time spent with loved ones. It wasn't really the amount of partying that one can do or how much time you spent on getting wasted.
I had such a productive weekend. I caught up with some beauty sleep. Rolled around in bed doing nothing, best feeling in the world, especially when it's raining just outside. Tucked in bed with the air cond blasting and a romantic comedy playing on the laptop. That also includes Mc Delivery for supper! Of course I finished my laundry, washing and ironing for the week.
How was your weekend?
My weekend is usually more fulfilled with a dinner with the boyfriend. This was a couple of weeks ago at Sanbanto at SS2. The boyfriend loves the pork burger and I stole a bite or two from him, admitted, it is scrumptious! I've been there twice and I've tried other items on the menu, but I swear I'd order the pork burger the next time around.
My weekend is usually summed up with a facial session at home. That means cleanse, scrub, steam and mask! This screams for a product review! YAY!
How many of you out these who believes in a hydrating mask? It is one my staple steps in my facial routing besides the cleansing mask (which I am using the Clear Improvement Deep Cleansing Mask by Origins, refer to my post before this).
My skin becomes dull for many reasons. The environment, the unhealthy food, lack of water intake, stress. But this sleeping mask has helped me so much in tackling my problems with dull skin.
I have been looking for a great hydrating mask for the longest time. It need not be a sleeping mask, but surely it is an added advantage. But the danger about sleeping mask is that it may be too hydrating for our skin or it's sticky and may stick to our pillow cases.
When my colleague introduced me to this, I was skeptical and took my own time to read its reviews online. This product seem to have no negative remarks for it! I just had to try it before I concluded.
Price not too hefty for a sleeping mask as you will only need very little for each application (refer to pic below, smaller than a 10 cents coin). It does come along with a spatula for you to get the mask out of the tub. A tub will probably last me around 6 months or so.
It doesn't leave a sticky or oily texture on your face. You don't see instant results after application but when I wake up after a night of having the Sleeping Pack on my face, my skin is supple and extremely soft. This lasts for at least two to three days. I use the Sleeping Pack at least 3 times in a week. It has really made a difference to my skin.
I used to have pimples on neck but nowadays, after scrubbing, I wipe off the excess mask I have on my hands on my neck. I must say it has made a difference! Less bumps on the neck as well. Hooray!
Mask is a crucial step in my facial routine, I cannot miss doing my mask or moisturizing.
Need to hit the sack like, right now or I'd feel like a zombie tomorrow morning. Sides, the amount of nonsensical items I have to clear from my bed before I sleep is....insane. My bed is in a mess. IT'S MON-FUCKING-DAY TOMORROW! URGH!
Good night everyone! More updates to come soon!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Work has been taking a toll on me. My October and November schedules up to January will be nothing short of packed. Loads of traveling and crazy back to back flying.
So this is a happy post of my hauls for the past two weeks! Nothing makes me happier than shopping and having better looking skin (sigh).
Sigh, can't wait till the week is over. I need some happy-popping time!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Last month was beauty product month for me as I was on the lookout for different skincare products. Since I started my working life, it has clearly taken a toll on my skin. There was the stress and there was also the make up.
Months back, I started having break outs and spots and I thought it was only normal. The pimples were one after another and the boyfriend said it was cause of the bacteria from my hands and fingers as I was always fiddling with it.
Well, I took that into consideration and blamed it on my unhygienic habits. After months and months and months of living with bad skin, I sort of concluded, breakouts happen for a couple of reasons. They're not necessarily due to excessive sebum and oily skin, which most of us usually assumes.
1. Breakouts happen to people with oily skin due to the excessive sebum.
2. It happens because our skin is dehydrated and isn't properly moisturized. When we breakout, we often presume it's the cause of excessive sebum, we wash our face more often and make sure it's oil-free at all times. We may be terribly wrong. Dehydrated skin may cause acne and dullness to the skin! Invest in a good moisturizer and keep your skin hydrated at all times! :D
3. Yes, the boyfriend may be right. Fiddling your face area may transfer bacteria from our fingers and hands to our faces. Be mindful also when you have a habit of only sleeping on one side of your face, yikes!!
4. Breakouts may also be because of wrong skincare products used! This is a really tricky part. There's no one ideal product which fits everyone's skin! And the worst thing, beauty products do not come cheap, no no. Remember to get samples from the beauty consultant and read up on the product online as much as you can before you settle in for one. Be really careful if you are sensitive towards products which has alcohol contents if you have sensitive skin.
5. Make up not removed entirely after a long day. It may clog your pores and cause mini volcanoes (pimples!!). Always always ensure proper removal of make up after a long day.
6. Imbalance hormones. Yes, the men annnnd the women both hate this.
The question is, how do I also ensure my skin is crystal clear? In all honesty, even my skin isn't crystal clear. I have spots, scars, acne and all Asian women nightmare, the oily T-zone. We'd talk about maintaining healthy skin in another post as I have a review for you guys today.
One of my favourite step in my facial routine would be the mask. I usually have three types of mask: hydrating mask, deep cleansing mask and sheet mask. Today I will be doing a review on a deep cleansing mask.
Clear Improvement by Origins - Active Charcoal Mask to clear pores
Price : RM 100 for 100 ml
Got this off the rack two weeks ago. I have been contemplating to get the Aesop Primrose Deep Cleansing masque; but spending RM145 for a face mask is pretty hefty, sides I do not really know how the results would be.
I was torn between the Clear Improvement mask, the Out of Trouble mask (by Origins as well) and the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing mask by Kiehl's. Hours were spent on reading on these three masks and in the end, it was the Clear Improvement or Out of Trouble. I spoke to the Beauty Consultant at the Origins counter, and she said my skin isn't producing excessive oil which cause the breakouts; thus, I really do not need such a strong mask like the Out of Trouble one. She advised me to go ahead with the Clear Improvement as I wear make up, I'd need to have a mask to life impurities from my pores from time to time.
I use the Clear Improvement mask twice a week at most, fearing it'd dry my skin out too much.
Its texture is very clay like. It dries on after approximately 15 minutes or so. The very first time you put it on, it stings for a bit. But it didn't sting anymore after the first time, maybe my skin has gotten used to the mask.
After two weeks, my blackheads are no longer that visible anymore. The breaking out problem is being controlled at the moment. My face feels strangely clean and soft the day after. This has to be accompanied with moisturizer after washing off though, for properly hydrated skin.
I rate this 7/10 for a deep cleansing mask.
Will be back soon for another post on maintaining healthy skin! :D Toodles!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The last time I blogged, I promised myself to keep up with my own blog. I failed, miserably. Everytime I thought of penning something down, something bogs me down and 'I-will-do-it-some-other-day'. I've got this long list of excuses on why I have no time to blog. So today I shall do myself a favour and blog whatever crap happened...in er...lol...past one month.
As time passes, I no longer bring out a camera to everywhere I go. I only have my savvy little iPhone 4 with me at all times nowadays. Thus the lack in pictures. By the way, the iPhone 5 is soon to be released......and my frigging contract is not over yet! fts. What luck do I have. Shit.
Pictures with Sze Vien during our girly day out!
We spent frigging 5 hours in Pavilion. How the fug did that happen! Monetary damage was pretty bad that day.
I am not the kind of person who'd mind a friend buying the same thing as I did, but I mind when you tell me it's not nice and you get it behind me. Fair nuff?
Pointless to do a Smurfin' review on the movie right now right? I loved and hated it the same time. It was not a really good time for me and the boyfriend. I hate times when we're not lovey dovey (we're good now though!). But the movie was really uplifting! Go buy a DVD if you haven't caught it....not that I am encouraging piracy, but I myself love pirated DVDs. lol. I love curling up in the bed on a Saturday night catching a romantic comedy.
I have more to blog. But it's late now, and I should really catch up on some sleep before the week starts again.
Monday, August 29, 2011
waiting patiently to find something in bershka i would fall head over heels for, then i'd get it! bershka, why you no make something i really really like!
and last but not least, hubby!!!! :D
hbr1 brought me out for a dinner date at las vacas. recommended for meat lovers and burger lovers like my champion over here. loved the ambience but because we went during the ramadhan month, buka puasa time was packed! vowed i'd try the steak next time around. looks scrumptious! i had the lamb shoulders the first time there, and i have to say i loved it! i couldn't finish it as it was slightly too much for me.
lastly, you've got to try this body butter! my sister got this for me from Boot's in phuket but you can get this from any sephora outlet if i am not wrong. smells so damn scrumptious, you'd feel like eating yourself. but it is really really moisturizing for the skin if you tend to sit often in air conditioned places or if you have a habit sleeping in air conditioned rooms. as for me, i like to put it on at night as for me, because the night time is when my skin rehydrates for the very next day!
hope you enjoyed my long ass post. need to pass out now because i'd be having another long day tomorrow. will try to keep updating as i've been losing my blogging touch lately. just cashed out from Nuffnang though! lol. if i don't get the cheque, i'd be so sad!
and if i have any muslim readers out there, selamat hari raya! drive safe, party safe and eat moderately! :D i'd be having my fair share of fun during this raya holidays too. :D
Sunday, July 10, 2011
But anyhow, this blog has never quite been a commercial agenda. It has always been sort of personal to me. Thus the name tinybabybolster because my baby bolster holds most of my memories. So this place, a place for me to keep track of events which happens in life. Then work kicks in, the amount of time I have in a day seemed to have reduced drastically. Then there's the common reason why people stop talking about their lives, why people stop writing, why people forget the joy of penning down and reminiscing about the times before. It becomes sad when I lost touch in life, lost touch with myself. And so I thought, why not?
Wish me all the best, and hope I keep up with the writing momentum.
So here's bit and pieces, and there's really a whole load more to come.
Polka dot days with the girls. Sophia and Cynthia.