Most Frequently Used Products At The Moment

Oh dear, I've been using these everyday, if not, every other day. Some are samples and my recent purchase (March purchase). So let's see what makes they so special and able to conquer part of my heart.

I have 3 face powder & 3 lip products and few skincare items to share

- Kose Supreme Sekkisei Supreme Powder Foundation #OC 410
Medium to almost full coverage. I should be a shade lighter but #OC405 was probably discontinued, so the SA recommend me to get this shade. It is slightly darker but not too obvious.However, it does oxidized after 4-5hours. It applies like a dream, smooth and non cakey.

- Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Compact #O20
Sheer coverage. I love this one so much. The shade match almost perfectly with my skin. It leaves a beautiful sheen after application. Skin looks so nice and flawless with a hint of glow. I don't even have to put on highlighter. Now, I see why my mom has been a loyal Shiseido fans for almost 30years. Love it!

- Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder  #001 Translucent
Affordable drugstore pressed powder. Perfect for touch up. Most important is wallet friendly for beginners and students. I noticed it has a soft powder scent and the imprint is just lovely.

- Clinique Chubby Stick baby tint #02 Coming Up Rosy
One reason I got this is because its lovely color. Pretty, soft and feminine. In terms of moisturizing, I think it is just normal, nothing too outstanding nor wow me. The only issue I have is the weird scent, not sure if all the Clinique Chubby Stick has this kind of weird scent.

- IOPE Water Fit lipstick #44 Forever Pink

Still remember the K-drama ~My Love From the Star 来自星星的你? This is one of the lipstick that been used by Jun Ji-Hyun. A lovely friend helped me got this, actually she is the one who recommend this shade to me. At first I was really skeptical because of the bright colour, but it turn out to be sheer yet buildable. For a natural look, I dabbed it onto the lips. I am and it will probably take me a long, long time to jump into the neon, bright lipstick bandwagon. Nice colour and worth to give it a try

- Baby Sebamed Lipbalm
Life savor in the office.

- Kose Sekkisei Toner
semi milky toner, very watery but cooling. It makes the skin feel so nice and soothing. I even use this as a quick face mask. Soak few cotton pads with the toner, and put onto face. If I'm not mistaken the formula remain the same after 30 years since it launched.

- Kose Infinity Pure Advance Serum I

A gel moisturizer, control the oil nicely but doesn't gives the super matte look. I like how it leaves and stay on my skin, totally non sticky and no issue with balling problem. Sometimes when you use gel moisturizer, you'll noticed those weird eraser dust like things appear on skin. I have 1 full size in my skincare storage box. Haha!

- Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream
This is actually a sample given by the SA. Tiny amount last a long time. This seems to be the new no.1 products on Kiehl's Malaysia rack. I like how it smell, really soothing, the jasmine scent isn't too strong, it just add a perfect hint of scent to the whole product. I actually find it is quite hydrating but non oily. I glides on like a dream, almost like a butter been spread nicely onto a piece of bread. Gosh... my illustration is really funny. Oopss... I wake up with soft, dewy skin the next morning. Sometimes, I will reduce some of the amount and drops 1-2 drops of Kiehl's Mid Night Recovery oil, warm it with the cream between my palms and gently massage on my skin. It feels so luxurious and relax.

- Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Gel SPF50, PA++++
I think besides than my regular use sunscreen (cream texture) which I love, this is another sunscreen that reserve a sit in my sunscreen list. It is gel texture, non sticky, non oily and it actually didn't have much colour, so don't expect it will cover/brighten the skin. What I like about it is not only texture, the moisturizing effects that leaves on my face is truly wonderful. It hydrates it and tame those dry flakes, oh yes, I put on some face powder after that and my skin still looks nice and hydrates. No sign of dry flakes been detected. And I don't need to worry about white cast that makes my face, neck, hands look so much different from one another.

That's all for this time, how about you? Any products that you've been using almost every single day like I do? Share it, I would love to know about them...

Learning Embrace Yourself

Well, well.... it has been months for not blog anything. Work and life has always been very busy, hectic and tiring. I even work overnight, burning the mid night oil in office for a month and when I flashed back, gosh, that was really crazy and insane.

Now, I don't think things have been solved or settled down yet, but the work flow has certainly improved though there's still a huge space for improvement. Anyway, that was my short blurb for my long MIA.

All these MIA months I've been struggling a lot to reach a balance point between work and life, it is always something that I'm fighting for. For me, I worked hard and I will make sure I play real, real hard later on. Doesn't matter if  you have to work and busy as a bee, but the outcomes are what make you feel happy and satisfied.

Learning mbrace yourself is what I want to share. For me I don't have much close friends who stay near me and even if yes, it would take hours drive to meet each other and my work schedule will be the number one reason not allow me to do so. Thus, I've decided to have more hobbies, exercises, personal activities and get involved with some charity work, trust me, I do enjoy each of them a lot.

To love yourself doesn't always mean you have to spend tons of money to pamper yourself, simply enjoy yourself with some special events/moments. For example, hubby and I participate in donation for children with autism, although it took almost my whole Saturday, deep in my heart I'm so glad that my little helping hands and small amount of money put onto the right place -satisfaction. See the cross stitch in photo, is one of our purchase from the meaningful event.

Secondly, if you like me, get involve into more sports activities, just beware not to over stress your body and muscle to prevent injury. If you've read my previous posts, you might already know I'm so attracted with the Curves workout for women, it is a wonderful place, just 30mins and I burned so many calories, my highest record for my mere 30mins workout is 611calories!  I also enjoying Zumba class, very fun and entertaining. Recently I joined another workout class - Piloxing. This one is so challenging, it is a combination of dance, pilate and boxing. OMG, my muscles screaming for help! But it was so, so challenging and I learn - always believe you can do it, just keep holding on!

Thirdly, listen to your body and give what it needs. We all have those moments when we feel extremely down, lethargic, emo, etc. We are only human and is normal to give yourself a break and please don't feel guilty right after that. Stress from work and not able to get a day off, try to read some happy book, happy quotes, encouraging words, it helps and it works for me. Craving for a lil personal space/time? Sometimes is ok to turn down some invitations hanging out with friends. Just be sure to cherish and enjoy those personal space/time because it will really help to energize the entire you. Eat well and rest well.

Fourthly, no one is perfect and those imperfections are the keys that make who we are and how special we are. Work out where you shine, everyone has their specialties, and get flourished from there. Eg, I'm not good in doing things tidily, and never, ever expect me to draft/draw things in a very neat way. However, I can do things fast and keep things work on track and I think, I'm pretty good in time management especially IF I've my MUST DO  to do list to accomplish.  So, be patient and enjoy the whole process, we wouldn't know what we really good at until we spend time and practice it.

Lastly, there are amazing ways for you to embrace yourself, tips mentioned above are just what I think that really helps me. Remember, love yourself then only you can learn to embrace yourself. Is a journey that will guide and help you through challenges and hardships, just enjoy it and give yourself the time to grow gracefully.