October Favourites [Monthly Favourites]


Today, i'd be showing you some of the products of my favourites for the month October. 

As some of you may know, I have been travelling up and down for the past few months. So in order to have a consistent skincare routine. I had many stuff that are in the smallest size I could find possible, or trial size. (It's also an excuse and a way to have more stuff and try out more). 

So for the month October, I had. 

1. Etude House BB Magic BB Balm
When Etude House first came out with their BB creams few years back, this was the holy grail product that hit the market. The BB Magic BB Balm. It was like RM89/$30, so it was pretty costly for me as i was still a student back then. But friends around me were purchasing this and raving about it. I just thought it was just too expensive. Right when I had enough money to get it, it was discontinued and replaced by their newer range. Until during my birthday month (september) i decided to head down to Etude House as they had a 50% sale. THEY HAD THIS!! I grabbed it for rm45/$15 and never regretted it. I now know why everyone raved about this. 

2. Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector 
This is an amazing holy grail product but somehow to me, it's not an everyday use product. It's more of a once a week use product. This really tightened my pores, smooth out my skin, as well as reducing the redness. 

3. It's Skin YE Effector
We all know how Yeast is a beauty miracle in skincare products. The SKII famous essence, or the MISSHA treatment essence and many more holy grail treatment essence is all because of the ingredient of yeast. It's just that different brands may use different extract and family of yeast. I personally have the MISSHA treatment essence which i would include in the monthly favourite, but I did not carry it with me because it comes in a 250ml size. I stumbled upon this and it's a korean brand call "It's Skin" they are famous for their serums which are known as the Power 10 Formula Line. 

4. Urban Decay Primer Potion
This is my holy grail products. It keeps my eyeshadow, eyeliner and all my eyemakeup stay. As well as my eyebrows. AND, i now say bye bye to my oily lids as well. 

5. Olay CelLucent White Radiance Eye Roller 
Olay is one of my favourite skincare brand and it's a trustable brand. I use to think Olay was for old people and I know many still think too. But It's not. This product I can't say it's super effective, but one thing I know for sure that, it reduces my puffy eyes, and my dark circles aren't that visible anymore. Dark circles are blood flows that are accumulated there, not skin pigmentation that created that dark circle. I really love this because it's handy, it has three small steel balls that cools my eyelids and decreases the puffiness. 

6. Bio Essence Miracle Water 
This is my holy grail everyday product. You know they say clean water makes a difference? I use this after I was my face. As we know, tap waters aren't as clean as we think they are no matter how filtered they are. So, after cleaning and cleansing my face, it's strip clean, bare and naked. So i love to use this to spray on my face to give it a clean fresh feel on my bare naked face. This has reduced my redness and rosecea no doubt because my face is now clean from the base when it's naked. 

7. Olay Regenerist Serum
This is my favourite moisturizer of the month. It's moisturizing but it's not heavy or creamy or oily. Many might wonder that they state it as "serum" so how could it be a moisturizer? Well, it's just that way. LOL. It's more of a serum moisturizer. Try it at the counter and you'd know why I love it. It's perfect for my sensitive skin. And as I am someone who layers my skincare, I hate heavy products. Heavy doesn't mean it would get absorb. 

8. Touch in SOL Be Nice To My Skin Cream SPF 30 PA +++
This is my sunscreen of the month. I use this if I was going to go bareface with no bb cream or foundation for the day. Or if I am using it with a foundation that has NO SPF. OR a face powder. 

9. Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque
This is the only product that could cover my dark circles in a very natural way. I hate concealers that are yellow base (most of them are ) Because yellow does not cover purple (the color of my dark circle). Whereas the pink base concealers can cover it up. UNLESS if you are looking for the Kim Kardashian super highlight cheeks and undereyes kind. I use to have the Bobbi Brown concealer+powder. But I decided to give the corrector a go. 

10. MAC Studio Sculpture in NW20 
This acts as my yellow base concealer, or if i want to cover up some spots of freckles or pimples or i want to go flawless and full coverage. I would use this under my foundation. I know I am a NC/NW10, but I bought this is NW20 was because I didn't want to look flash bright then my foundation would blend. This is perfect if you want a full coverage. 

11. Macadamia Hair Oil Treatment
This, is my holy grail hair oil product. I have NEVER found anything to replace this. Their whole range is amazing, but the only downside is that it's really hard to find it in the asia market. And the other downside is that, le-boyfie hates the smell. LOL. (It smells of macadamia if you wonder)

12. SLEEK i-Divine palette STORM 578
I love palettes. I would still say the Urban Decay palette is still an all-time winner. But it's just that I currently own the palette 1 which is the magnet fabric casing which it's difficult to travel as I am worried it would be pushed opened or so. SLEEK has amazing palettes and their colors are similar and pigmented as well! So this is my travel favourite as it has the different shades of green, red and blue so if i wanted to go something different that day or night, I have more choices. 

13. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder 
Sa to say I have no brows. (Waiting for the day to do embroidery) So drawing and shaping them is a must everyday. I literally have NO BROWS. was born with this state so i have to deal with drawing them. So getting something that is long lasting is important. The NYX eyebrow cake powder is amazing because the colors looks pigmented but it's buildable and they have the wax to groom and make the color last longer. 

15. 3 Concept Eyes Eyebrow Pencil
I have started drawing my eyebrows 5 years ago, and throwing so many eyebrow pencils and liquids and trying out so many. THIS is the first and only product that I love SOOOOOO much. It's buildable, it's natural. it's easy and it draws on perfectly. I would definately repurchase it. Downside of it? Only available in Korea and shipping is friggin expensive. 

16. Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick 88 Rubellite 
This is one that I have to feature in because it is my first EL lipstick and also a first lipstick that was given by the BFF for my birthday as a present. I love the color, it's a shimmer purple. I usually go for a red or a coral, but purple is definitely a change. 

17. NYX Round Lipstick LSS599 Fire Incendie
This is the favourite lipstick of the month that I use practically almost everyday. Can't wait to get the lipcream. 

19. AVENE Hydrance Optimale UV Legere
I have this in a trial size because i wanted to give the Avene skincare range a try since I love their miracle water. This day moisturizer is amazing because it's in a lotion form, it has SPF 20 in it. It's super light and water base. So it absorbs into my skin. Best of all, it's suitable for sensitive skin like mine. 




So that's all for this month's favourite. Let's see what I will have in November. :)

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

October Favourites [Monthly Favourites]


Today, i'd be showing you some of the products of my favourites for the month October. 

As some of you may know, I have been travelling up and down for the past few months. So in order to have a consistent skincare routine. I had many stuff that are in the smallest size I could find possible, or trial size. (It's also an excuse and a way to have more stuff and try out more). 

So for the month October, I had. 

1. Etude House BB Magic BB Balm
When Etude House first came out with their BB creams few years back, this was the holy grail product that hit the market. The BB Magic BB Balm. It was like RM89/$30, so it was pretty costly for me as i was still a student back then. But friends around me were purchasing this and raving about it. I just thought it was just too expensive. Right when I had enough money to get it, it was discontinued and replaced by their newer range. Until during my birthday month (september) i decided to head down to Etude House as they had a 50% sale. THEY HAD THIS!! I grabbed it for rm45/$15 and never regretted it. I now know why everyone raved about this. 

2. Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector 
This is an amazing holy grail product but somehow to me, it's not an everyday use product. It's more of a once a week use product. This really tightened my pores, smooth out my skin, as well as reducing the redness. 

3. It's Skin YE Effector
We all know how Yeast is a beauty miracle in skincare products. The SKII famous essence, or the MISSHA treatment essence and many more holy grail treatment essence is all because of the ingredient of yeast. It's just that different brands may use different extract and family of yeast. I personally have the MISSHA treatment essence which i would include in the monthly favourite, but I did not carry it with me because it comes in a 250ml size. I stumbled upon this and it's a korean brand call "It's Skin" they are famous for their serums which are known as the Power 10 Formula Line. 

4. Urban Decay Primer Potion
This is my holy grail products. It keeps my eyeshadow, eyeliner and all my eyemakeup stay. As well as my eyebrows. AND, i now say bye bye to my oily lids as well. 

5. Olay CelLucent White Radiance Eye Roller 
Olay is one of my favourite skincare brand and it's a trustable brand. I use to think Olay was for old people and I know many still think too. But It's not. This product I can't say it's super effective, but one thing I know for sure that, it reduces my puffy eyes, and my dark circles aren't that visible anymore. Dark circles are blood flows that are accumulated there, not skin pigmentation that created that dark circle. I really love this because it's handy, it has three small steel balls that cools my eyelids and decreases the puffiness. 

6. Bio Essence Miracle Water 
This is my holy grail everyday product. You know they say clean water makes a difference? I use this after I was my face. As we know, tap waters aren't as clean as we think they are no matter how filtered they are. So, after cleaning and cleansing my face, it's strip clean, bare and naked. So i love to use this to spray on my face to give it a clean fresh feel on my bare naked face. This has reduced my redness and rosecea no doubt because my face is now clean from the base when it's naked. 

7. Olay Regenerist Serum
This is my favourite moisturizer of the month. It's moisturizing but it's not heavy or creamy or oily. Many might wonder that they state it as "serum" so how could it be a moisturizer? Well, it's just that way. LOL. It's more of a serum moisturizer. Try it at the counter and you'd know why I love it. It's perfect for my sensitive skin. And as I am someone who layers my skincare, I hate heavy products. Heavy doesn't mean it would get absorb. 

8. Touch in SOL Be Nice To My Skin Cream SPF 30 PA +++
This is my sunscreen of the month. I use this if I was going to go bareface with no bb cream or foundation for the day. Or if I am using it with a foundation that has NO SPF. OR a face powder. 

9. Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque
This is the only product that could cover my dark circles in a very natural way. I hate concealers that are yellow base (most of them are ) Because yellow does not cover purple (the color of my dark circle). Whereas the pink base concealers can cover it up. UNLESS if you are looking for the Kim Kardashian super highlight cheeks and undereyes kind. I use to have the Bobbi Brown concealer+powder. But I decided to give the corrector a go. 

10. MAC Studio Sculpture in NW20 
This acts as my yellow base concealer, or if i want to cover up some spots of freckles or pimples or i want to go flawless and full coverage. I would use this under my foundation. I know I am a NC/NW10, but I bought this is NW20 was because I didn't want to look flash bright then my foundation would blend. This is perfect if you want a full coverage. 

11. Macadamia Hair Oil Treatment
This, is my holy grail hair oil product. I have NEVER found anything to replace this. Their whole range is amazing, but the only downside is that it's really hard to find it in the asia market. And the other downside is that, le-boyfie hates the smell. LOL. (It smells of macadamia if you wonder)

12. SLEEK i-Divine palette STORM 578
I love palettes. I would still say the Urban Decay palette is still an all-time winner. But it's just that I currently own the palette 1 which is the magnet fabric casing which it's difficult to travel as I am worried it would be pushed opened or so. SLEEK has amazing palettes and their colors are similar and pigmented as well! So this is my travel favourite as it has the different shades of green, red and blue so if i wanted to go something different that day or night, I have more choices. 

13. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder 
Sa to say I have no brows. (Waiting for the day to do embroidery) So drawing and shaping them is a must everyday. I literally have NO BROWS. was born with this state so i have to deal with drawing them. So getting something that is long lasting is important. The NYX eyebrow cake powder is amazing because the colors looks pigmented but it's buildable and they have the wax to groom and make the color last longer. 

15. 3 Concept Eyes Eyebrow Pencil
I have started drawing my eyebrows 5 years ago, and throwing so many eyebrow pencils and liquids and trying out so many. THIS is the first and only product that I love SOOOOOO much. It's buildable, it's natural. it's easy and it draws on perfectly. I would definately repurchase it. Downside of it? Only available in Korea and shipping is friggin expensive. 

16. Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick 88 Rubellite 
This is one that I have to feature in because it is my first EL lipstick and also a first lipstick that was given by the BFF for my birthday as a present. I love the color, it's a shimmer purple. I usually go for a red or a coral, but purple is definitely a change. 

17. NYX Round Lipstick LSS599 Fire Incendie
This is the favourite lipstick of the month that I use practically almost everyday. Can't wait to get the lipcream. 

19. AVENE Hydrance Optimale UV Legere
I have this in a trial size because i wanted to give the Avene skincare range a try since I love their miracle water. This day moisturizer is amazing because it's in a lotion form, it has SPF 20 in it. It's super light and water base. So it absorbs into my skin. Best of all, it's suitable for sensitive skin like mine. 




So that's all for this month's favourite. Let's see what I will have in November. :)

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