YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

My Pale Skin, She’s one of my favourite Youtuber and a Blogger. And I love watching all of her videos. 3 days ago, she uploaded such a powerful message among young teens or adults about false expectation and false image perfection. If you happened to watch her video before then you’ll know what am talking about.

I don’t think there is a stop for people to judge, it’s human nature no matter what condition you have.  But would be nice for people to understand how it feels like to be judge and being bullied through social media or in person. I myself suffered from acne during my teenage years and now I don’t have it as bad as when I was younger.  We all go through hormonal imbalance for both gender and for those who are bless with clearer skin, you are lucky. I know others have it really bad. Acne can accrue at any age rate in a random time and a random places on your face. Now you don’t have to put them down by saying anything negative as they already feel bad and insecure about themselves. That feeling hurts because I am one of them. I experience it through high school and honestly was the worst feeling and I cried almost every night. Having acne can take time to get better and make up is the holy grail for acne sufferer and it feels good. It cover up all the impurities and not actually questioned by others or unless your putting yourself out there. I considered that as brave.

For what Em did, truly brave and she showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations in both gender. And society are used to seeing false images of perfection.

I want to be able to tell everyone and I don’t care who you are. This may not stop people from saying negative no matter what condition you have. But you have to look at yourself YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT. Don’t let anyone tell you differently about yourself. If you don’t love yourself and continue to feed your emotions with negativity, it can be very unhealthy and can lead to depression. Stick with people who understand, help you and care for you. 


 

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SKINCARE: The Body Shop

If you followed me for a while.. Especially through Blogspot and recently moved to WordPress. You’ll know that, I do have a terrible skin demons, which is Acne and Blemishes. Blemishes is the hardest one to get rid of, it can take 3-4 months to a year. 3 months ago I purchased 4 products from the body shop that would at least make an improvement to my skin. During summer time, oils are building up and can clog your pores. I hope you’ll find my reviews useful.

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TEA TREE NIGHT LOTION 30ml – £9.00

GOOD & NOT SO GOOD

  • Helps to improve appearance of blemish-damaged skin. Now it depends how big your blemish scars then it will take a long time to recover. Or if you have smaller blemishes it should clear up within a month and make sure you apply this after your toner. I will not recommend this product for extremely dry skin.
  • Leaves your skin mattify. For those people suffer from oily skin, this will improve your excessive sebum when taking during the nights and in the morning your skin feels great and mattified. If you decided to use this during the day honestly.. it will develop oils on some parts of your face depending on the the weather. 
  • Antibacterial action. 
  • This will not leave your skin clear and does not avoid any future blemishes or spot.
  • Will not hydrate your face, depending on your skin types. 
  • Takes a long time to see a difference. 
  • Strong smell.

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TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING LOTION – 15ml £3.00 – 50ml £8.00

It improve your skin texture no matter what condition your skin is: dry, oily, rough and etc.

  • Leave your skin feeling soft and velvet texture. Light weight. it’s one of my favorite.
  • Melts into your face like water. So easy to apply. Small squeeze can cover the whole face.
  • Mattify your skin and hydrate only if you use serum before applying this lotion
  • Antibacterial action
  • Clear blemishes over time.
  • Strong smell

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TEA TREE OIL 10ml £7.00

This is the best tea tree oil I have ever used than ”drug store” version. And a must have on your skincare routine if you have any impurities.

  • Antibacterial properties.
  • Reduce spot overnight and clear up in 3-4 days.
  • Does not over dry out skin.
  • Watery application and not oily. Unlike drugstore version are quiet oily.
  • Strong smell
  • Does not clear blemishes 

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SEAWEED PORE PERFECTOR 15ml £12.00

For oily and combination skin, you might call this a holy grail. Especially a very oily T-zone. Great for day time use and a must have product.

  • Controls sebum 
  • Reduce appearance of enlarge pores 
  • Helps combat blemishes with a very good toner that contains Gycolic acid and this will clear up your blemishes fast.
  • Light weight and fast absorbent small pump can cover the whole face 
  • Light floral smell
  • Expensive for 15ml bottle (Worth to buy)

 

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SKINCARE: BOTANICS – The power of plants

Do you have troubles finding the right moisturiser? Or perhaps trouble knowing your skin types? Are you oily, dry or all combination? Well I have all dry and combination type and sometimes, I don’t know what to do with my skin when its not perfectly in balance. And most moisturiser can leave your skin extremely sticky especially during the summer; compared to the winter weather and there’s nothing you can really do about the humidity. Perhaps, it’s a good idea to use gel and serums. And I’ve been using serum for a long time, it was the only moisturiser that can absorb nicely into my skin but there is always that disadvantage when your skin decided to reject it. But recently I think I’ve finally found the right moisturiser that is actually a cream that can absorb real fast without leaving your skin feeling sticky. It leaves your skin nice and moist without looking shiny. The best part is, to avoid spending £20 – £30+ for expensive creams in such a tiny amount and then regret it later. So, I found an affordable moisturiser cream without spending over £10+ .

It’s great for student on a budget or anyone on a budget. I’ve spend a lot of money on skincare now than in the past. I think that people should invest on skincare rather than make up and sometimes lower ends brand is also a good product. You only have one body. Finding the right product for you is quiet challenging and you want to avoid products that contains unnatural ingredients. I do understand the struggle to find the right cleanser for each seasons, and a perfect toner that provide all in one. Finding the right moisturiser that contains SPF for those of you are prone to acne such as myself. I don’t know if you agree with me but most popular brands are not always the best for certain people, depending on their skin types. I myself regret buying some of the high end brand and made my skin worst. Perhaps I should have looked into the ingredients to avoid any further irritation to my skin. So it’s really important for you to take time looking at the ingredients. But anyway… 
I’d like to introduce you from Boots, the Botanics – The Power of Plants (Hydrating day cream SPF 15 all bright.)  This is probably the best moisturising cream I’ve ever come across from ‘drug store.’ It claims to rejuvenate and provides all day hydration and advanced protection from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays. ‘’Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid’’ It’s also proven for immediate boost (moisture levels,) to improves the skin texture and feeling soft and brighter looking. 
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (Hyaluronan or Hyaluronate) is not an acid in the same as glycolic or salicylic, which exfoliate dead skin cells. Hyaluronic acid doesn’t do that at all but is a substance that is naturally present in the human body which is found in the highest concentration fluids in the joints and eyes.  It was used as a medicine which extracted from rooster combs or can be made by bacteria in the laboratory. HA is also known for healing wounds, skin ulcers, and burns as well as moisturiser.  But I don’t believe that HA fight against anti-aging aka wrinkles. I think this is a misconception. I believe in good  care of your skin and drink water also not wearing make up as often can give you an advantage and improvement.  And sometimes make up can speed up the process of aging without letting the skin breathe.
Another ingredients in the packaging that interest me, it contains a flower which is called Hibiscus,
What are the benefits?
From my research, there are plenty of benefits for Hibicus such as: even out skintone‘Botax Plant’purify your complexionRich in antioxidants and lastly boost moisture

I’ve also brought the mattifying day cream SPF 15 shine away, since I intend to get extremely oily depending on the weather.

It claims, to quickly absorbed into the skin and instantly provide balanced hydration, lasting protection from shine.  Agarikon Mushroom extract works to tighten pores, while the lightweight formulation provides advanced protection from damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays. And lastly non pore blocking. 
Honestly? I’ve never heard of Agarikon Mushroom before that benefits into a skincare line. So, I’ve research around google to what it is to share it with you guys.
The Agarikon (Laricifomes officinalis)

Agarikon claims to have a strong anti-inflammatory properties, with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Agarikon can be found in North America, Europe, Asia and a strong discovery against swine flu (H1N1), Herpes (HSVI, HSV2), Bird flu (H5N1) viruses.

Willowback

The cream also contains Willowback in which claims to control excess sebum pollution and old skin cells can clog up pores, in resulting of shine and blemishes. The bark of the willow tree is a natural source ofsalicylic acid and which can helps to refine skin texture and targetimperfections.

The Botanics mattifying cream are great for those who have troubled skin like me. (E.g. prone-acne and excessive oil.) Its light weight and absorb into your skin quickly leaving your skin mattifyed and soft. Although slightly don’t control your oily skin for the rest of the day but it reduce the amount of oil that you produce during the day if that makes any sense. Rather than that I absolutely in love with this product and will definitely purchased it all over again. And more importantly, doesn’t feel sticky at all. The texture feels like an ordinary moisturiser that you have but the smells, well how to describe  the smell.. Oh god well.. is like baby powder mixed with floral scent. I know! I’m terrible at describing its the best explanation i can think of. Anyway, It is suitable to apply before make up.
Hydrating cream is great for those of you have really dried skin, or perhaps have dried patches, again it absorb into your skin, quickly leaving your skin feel soft like a babies bum.  I wouldn’t recommend this product for people with oily skin. Or else it may clog your pores. But overall for me it kept my face super moisturise for the rest of the day and sometimes use it during the nights. (Even though its day cream but who cares!) The texture is much more smoother to apply than the mattifying cream and the smells is pretty much the same. This is also suitable to apply before make up. I will only use this product if my skin feels extremely dry especially after use from my Body shop tea tree lines cleanser. 

Both tubs is 50ml and little goes along way. 🙂 

QOTD – What moisturiser do you use?

There will be another product review on a go, So I’ll see you guys on Thursday

SKINCARE: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

I’ve been battling with scarring and uneven skin tone around my cheeks and chin area for a very long time, since my skin is prone to acne. Unlucky me I used to pop them during my high school years and I’m so glad is not as deep scarring. Couple of months ago I did some research about most hype up products in Asia. And I came across with Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream. Here is my review
– Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 45ml –
When I first heard ‘’Snail’’ I felt a little uncomfortable and wow how Asian’s go beyond with their products. Since it’s a Korean brand, I believe that Koreans have the most advance skincare treatment. Mainly focus on facial and any other parts for health benefits. And you always wonder why Korean’s look so young and their skin are always flawless! 
Mizon Snal Recovery Gel Cream work wonders for my skin and i’m so happy that my skin is a lot happier than before. 
Now, what is Snail Recovery Gel Cream? and what does it do? 

-The main ingredient are all in one Snail Healing Cream which contains 74% filtered Mucin. Mucin can be found in snail slime. It’s known for outstanding skin regenerating effect.
-Mucin also have adenosine, a key ingredient for keeping your skin tight and smaller pores. It also contains other ingredients such as peptide, birch extract, Hyaluronic acide, oliver oil, sunflower seed oil, vitamin 5, allantoin, centella, machihyun, green tea and water lily. 
-Your will skin rejuvenates for more energetic look
-Gives light and fresh texture as well as moisture and nutrients for firmer skin.
-Snail extract treat trouble spots, even your skin tone and lessen wrinkles 

And I approve! Not only reduce any breaks out, it also lighten up my skin and it continues to heal any redness impurities. It also faded my old acne scars which I find extremely amazing.

As you can see from the photo’s i took. You can see that the gel is extremely thick and milky but don’t be fooled by the consistencies, once you apply onto your skin the gel will eventually dissolve due to the warmth of your skin when you rub it gently. A little goes along way so make sure you apply small portions. As it dissolve into your skin the gel does feel sticky afterwards but once its all dried out. skin feels so smooth and firm. It doesn’t contain any scent or paraden in which could irritate your skin.
I use this product every day and night along with my It’s Skin serum. And honestly, I don’t have to add another moisturizer cream or else it’s gets very oily since I have normal and oily combination skin type. 

I would recommend this product to anybody especially to those who are worried about their scars and blemishes. This product is for you! try it and I promise you you won’t regret it. But the negative part is.. it may not be suitable for your skin, since everyone is different. I guess it doesn’t hurt to try either it suits your skin or not. 
If you like this post, please leave a comment below. 

SKINCARE – Yesstyle Haul

Look what I got freshly out of the mail!! I’m so excited to try Laneige, Nature Republic and It’s Skin (blue version).  My intention was to find a good serum for those who suffer from break out or redness anywhere from your skin. But I end up buying Face wash and Cream along with it. All this product I purchases with my own money from Yesstyle!


LANEIGE –  £7.50
Above from the left, you can see one free samples of Water sleeping pack and a small sample package from Laneige. Which comes with 5 sample products, White plus Renew > Refiner > Emulsion > Cream > Capsule Sleeping Pack. It claims to moist and whitening any unevenness of my skin and lessen dark spots. Since I have lots of impurities, I can’t wait to try and give a review within 2 or 3 weeks’ time depending how much this samples can last me.

NATURE REPUBLIC –  £6.90
Aloe Vera foaming gel that claims to give a very refreshing finish and soothing effects. It removes all traces of impurities, make up and excess sebum. So, let see this will do the job.

It’s Skin – £11.90 
Much more expensive than the rest, this is a Serum it claims to penetrate skin’s layers to deliver GF-Biopolymer at the cellular level to relieve symptoms of dryness and sensitivity. It cleansed, toned skin  and smoothen any rough patches as well as moisturize. So, basically it’s a treatment for night and day. To those who has many redness all over your face. So, far this products doing its job. I will keep you up to date in a couple of weeks time.

For those people who already owned any of these products. Please let me know what you think of them. Or any Asian skincare products you would recommend me using.
In a couple of weeks’ time, I will be reviewing all these products, if it did anything to my skins. Please please please! stay in touch.

Travelling: UK to IRELAND

I know I haven’t been blogging for a long time but bare with me and try to fix my schedules. 
This was the first ever solo holiday I’ve ever experienced (Flying to another country). I couldn’t sleep for days because of high excitement to see my friends and lover.  I stayed for 5 days so from October 25 till 29th Oct and I wish I could have stayed longer.
The most stressful part before departure is making sure I have everything and including toiletries. Knowing me I worry about my toiletries and make up more than my clothes. I always make sure that my bags/luggage meet the standard requirements of the airline, which I’m flying with Ryanairs. I know that the airline I’ll be travelling with had many bad reviews but my experience was absolutely fantastic! I had no problems getting in and out. Hey! Not that way! Cheeky. And more importantly it is a budget airlines which is a plus!
Here are the list of the things I brought with me to Ireland when it comes to skincare routine and make up.
SKINCARE

  •  Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Scrub – It’s an exfoliating cleaners. I know that my face gets really rough if you’re travelling around the city or anywhere that clogs your pores. I feel really uncomfortable, specially wearing makeup. So, this is a good cleanser to get rid of dirt off your face and make up. Also helps with acne.
  •  St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Facial Scrub – I love this facial scrub. It contains 100% natural extracts, non-irritating and oil free. If you’re having break out or your skin feel so dry and skin starts to peel off. This facial scrub work wonders. Not only it get rid of nasty dirt of your face but it keeps your face moist and smooth like a babies bum!
  • Acne Prone skin – I use Clearasil Ultra Blemish plus marks treatment cream. It’s a very strong and fast fighting cream to fight against redness and marks if you’re suffering from acne. I also use Clean & Clear treatment gel for any stubborn spots that won’t go away or appearing
  •   Mask – I use Korean brand mask Innisfree It’s Real Green Tea: It keeps your face moisturise and lift your face than having a very dull looking skin. It also reduce any redness around your nose areas and also blemishes.
  • Serum – Again I use Korean brand It’s Skin: Power 10 Formula GF Effector with GF-Biopolymer. This serum penetrates the skin’s layer to deliver GF-Biopolymer at the cellular level to relieve the symptoms of dryness and sensitivity. It’s softens and smoothen rough patches and reduce any redness also whitening any dark complexions.

As you can see, I do suffer from acne and I do treat them as soon as possible and sometimes when I’m extremely stress, they eventually get very aggressive so I bought the one that can cure my acne fast. I know most of you use Toner but I rarely use any toner at all. I feel like my skin gets really irritated maybe because of the amount of alcohol added to the formula and I haven’t found any toner that uses any natural ingredients but if you know any good Toner for supper sensitive skin let me know!
MAKE UP
  •          Primer – Tony Molly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm. Is a pore purifying balm that clears out any blackheads and other impurities it designed to help with unevenness of the skin and enlarged pores, fine lines, scars and other blemishes. It’s such an amazing product and I would recommend this to anybody for those who has trouble skins like I have. 
  •      BB cream – Etude House Mineral Bright Fit SPF 30 (#W24 Honey Beige) promotes a silky complexion with pearl infused sheer coverage. Great for minor Acne prone skin. Long-lasting coverage, Silky complexion and features protection against the sun.  It also helps to improved textures to give healthy looking and radiant looking skin. Helps to even out the skin tone while improving the appearance of wrinkles. I do recommend it to anyone but if you have that moment when your skin tends to get extremely do powder up.
  •      Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact – I love this powder, not only long lasting but it controls sebum for a matte finish without drying out your skin and minimizing the look of pores.
  •      Eyeliner –MUA
  •           Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar – Not only stain your lips to more natural looking but also keeps your lips hydrated
  •       Lipstick –MUA Wild Berry Matte Lipstick

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