Secret of Glowing Skin

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today is another beauty tips sharing session. Today topic is about glowing skin. Clear glowing skin is a dream of everyone. How to get a glowing skin? How to have flawless skin? Even after you apply the expensive skincare, your face still look dull or your makeup still doesn’t last long. Still wondering why??? No worries, today I’m here to help you out.

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Clear and Glowing Skin

  • Proper cleansing

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According to dermatologist, proper number of cleansing should be two times daily. One in the morning and another one at night. Face wash in the morning should be very mild. Instead, just use a warm washcloth to gently clean your face and then put on some toner. When you sleep, your skin will produce oils. The oils released during that time are good for your skin, so don’t wash them away in the morning! If you are using a very strong pH cleanser in the morning, your face will then start to reproduce the oils. Oils reproduction usually takes 2-3 hours. However, if you you apply your makeup before that period, your skin will not look glowing. This will be reasons why your makeup doesn’t last long and your face look dull in the morning. If you still feel like you need a cleanser in the morning, I’ll suggest a mild cleanser like COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. On the other hand, night cleansing is the step that shouldn’t be skip. We have to make sure that all dirt and makeup should be remove nicely. I’ll suggest to use a form cleanser like Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash.

  • Moisturizing

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As I have mention in previous post [Steps to Summer Perfect Skin], keeping your face moisturized and hydrated is very important. No matter what seasons is it, summer or winter, moisturizing step shouldn’t be miss. Toner and moisturizer provides different level of moisture. Toner is just to soften the skin so that the skin can absorbs the moisture from the moisturizer more quickly and easy. In the morning, you can choose a light moisturizer like Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream and at night for dry and dehydrated skin you can go for oil selection like Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate or for oily skin I’ll choose to use Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. I have try all these moisturizer and I love it. They keep your skin moisturized but not leaving you s greasy feeling.

  • Remove makeup before sleep

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Sleeping with makeup on is very bad to the skin. Makeup fills in your pores and glands, thus causing inflammation. After a long day outside, the first things to do is remove all the junk (makeup) from our face. We can’t deny that makeup is made with chemicals.  So, it’s very important that for us to leave our face clean and free from those chemicals. No matter how busy or tired it is, I’ll still cleanse my face before I sleep. I can skip the moisturizing steps but not the cleansing. If you are really tired and lazy, I’ll suggest you to use cleansing water like Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water that have the properties to cleanse and moisturize your skin at the same time. But, if you have enough time never, never skip your proper cleansing.

  • The right foundation

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Choosing the right foundation is very important. It’s the main factor of how your skin will be reflects. A good foundation will keep you looking good all the time but will not cause any troubles to your skin too. As long as you take it off before bed, makeup isn’t going to do much harm. Find a foundation that isn’t too heavy for your skin and has SPF. Remember less is always better. Try not to apply your foundation to heavy. Sometimes heavy foundation is the cause of your sensitive and acne skin. Your makeup will also will not be that long-lasting with heavy foundation on. Foundation mainly is to balance your skin tone. If you need to cover up your flaw, use a concealer. Rinse your brushes as often as you can and wash them with soap once a week. My post ‘A Clean Brush | For Wonderful Makeup‘ do have techniques for you to clean your makeup tools.

  • Drinking enough water

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Not to forget, natural beauty come from our body itself. So, girls remember to drink enough of water everyday. 2oooCC of water should be the base line for everyday intake. Fatigue and tiredness is the cause of not drinking enough water. When the body dehydrate, tissues and cells will start to be weak. To keep our skin glowing and healthy, drinking enough of water is very important. Maybe you will find that only drinking plain water will be boring, here I have a post for you to make your drinks more tasty and healthy.  Read this: Detox Water (Healthy + Beauty) for a better drink.

Hope you enjoy reading.

Love, Jess


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MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Setting Spray

Hello everyone, is product review time again. This time I’ll be reviewing a product that can seal and set your makeup for this summer. Setting your makeup is very important especially during the hot season. Check out my summer tips for you to look flawless this season.

Here you go, the Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray is what I used to set my makeup. Make Up For Ever has served all beauties lovers for more than 25 years. It has been the go-to color brand for beauty professionals and make up enthusiasts around the world. Created by renowned Parisian makeup artist Dany Sanz, who was originally a painter and sculptor, MAKE UP FOR EVER is at the forefront of high-performance, innovative makeup with vibrant shades and truly long-lasting formulas.

What it is:
A universal setting spray that locks in makeup and keeps color fresh. This light and comfortable mist seals the makeup and keeps it in place by coating the skin with a weightless and invisible film. The mist provides a continuous protection for the makeup and skin against external attacks (pollution, temperature variations…) by creating a colorless and imperceptible shield made from active hydrating ingredients.

What it does:
A lightweight, non-sticky secret weapon for longer lasting makeup, Mist & Fix creates a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier for fresh-looking makeup that lasts up to 12 hours. It increases hydration for a silky, smooth appearance and won’t dry skin out. This product is formulated with a complex to boost oxygenation and deliver a healthy-looking, radiant glow.

What else you need to know:
This formula is ideal for all skin types, and should be applied as the last step in your daily makeup routine. It is dermatologist tested and alcohol-free.

Research results:
In an instrumental test on 15 volunteers measuring makeup lasting 12 hours after Mist & Fix application:
– 12 hours of wear
In an instrumental test on 10 volunteers measuring hydration after Mist & Fix application:
– 40% increase in hydration after 2 hours

Suggested Usage:
-After makeup application, hold Mist & Fix an arm’s length away from face and spray.
-Allow time to dry

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Methylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate, Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (fragrance), Tropaeolum Majus Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool

Reviews

I get to know about this product when I’m searching for a setting spray in Sephora. After trying it, I’m loving it. I have been using this for a year now. The main reasons for me to purchase this is because of the alcohol-free properties. I think alcohol-free products will make the skin less sensitive. I’ll suggest this to people with dry skin. It’s very moisturizing and hydrating due to the oxygen complex in it. There’s some comments arguing that this setting spray do nothing to oily skin. Me, myself have combination skin, sometimes do have some dry patches on my spots area. My trick is spray a very light layer before adding setting powder and spray another layer after the whole makeup is done. For the last spray, sometimes I’ll just let it dry naturally (if I’m in a rush) or I’ll use hair dyer to blow dry it with a low heat. I find this tricks do help my makeup to last a bit longer. Although I still need to do a little bit of touch up after 5-6 hours, but I’m okay with it. For touch up, I’ll spray this mist over my whole face and use a tissue to  lightly pat my skin. This is to keep my skin moisturize for the makeup to stay better.  After fixing the makeup, I’ll then spray this mist again. This setting spray is like a water spray type, thus the mist will not be as fine as others brand. Overall, I’ll give this product a 4.5 stars out of 5.

Read my post on Makeup Fixing Hacks to know how I use this mist.

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Love, Jess


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Steps to Summer Perfect Skin

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. 😊 Today I’ll wanna share a little tips for you to have the perfect skin during this summer time. This will be the season where you wanna use minimal makeup and show off your flwaless skin. You might have know all this tips but didn’t practice it. So, I’m here just to give you a small reminder. 😄 I basically stay in a place whereby it’s always hot and humid. Thus, these tips do help me out a little.

During summer time, our makeup will get melt or slip easily due to the summer heat. Before we step out of the house, our makeup is perfectly sitting on the face. However, only 5 minutes we are out from house, it started ‘crying’ on our face already. 😭😭😭 No worries, here are the tips for you!

  • Moisturize

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Many people think that we only need to moisturize our face during the winter time. This is wrong!!! In fact, skin needs more hydration in the summer due to drying sun and air-conditioning. Toner alone is not enough to keep our skin hydrated and moisturized. Skipping the moisturizer is one of the main factor that cause our makeup slipping in the afternoon heat. One of the reasons why we don’t like to use moisturizer during the summer time is because of the oiliness and greasiness. So, we can switch to a lighter moisturizer that labeled oil-free or gel based moisturizer. Oil-free or gel based cream usually will be very light but do provides enough hydration to skin. E.g. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream_EXKiehl’s Oil Free CollectionNeutropenia Hydro Boost Water Gel.

  • Makeup Based

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We girls will like to be beautiful all the time. Finding the right makeup based is very important. It’s not only important to search the right skin tone, it is also important for the makeup based to fit our skin condition and texture. Sumer and hot seasons will somehow make us sweat and produce oil. Thus, I’ll choose to use oil-free primer and foundation. E.g. Benefit The POREfessional: matte rescue gelBenefit The POREfessional face primerCoverGirl TruBlend Liquid MakeupGiorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

  • Cream based and waterproof

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When sweat and powders mix, the result isn’t pretty. Sheer cream shadows tend to cake less in hot weather (plus, they glisten in the sun). Some cream based eye shadows contain silicone that locks the color in place. E.g. Laura Mercier Satinée Créme Eye Colour. Remember to prevent kohl eye pencil during summer time. It will definitely smudge and make you ugly. Try to use waterproof liner like Shiseido Makeup Automatic Fine Eyeliner. Waterproof mascara is a no-brainer in the summer. It can withstand the office, the gym, the pool, and the bar without smudging. You still can have a dramatic eyes during the hot seasons. E.g. Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara.

  • Setting the makeup

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This is the most important step, setting the makeup. During this seasons, you will definitely sweat. Thus, using a good setting powder is the key. Buy a good setting powder that can help you to seal the makeup and last long. E.g. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting PowderTarte Amazonian Clay Setting Powder.

So, that’s all the reminder and tips for you. Remember less is more. Overdoing your face will not be a good idea for this season. Simple and nice will always look good.

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Love, Jess


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The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser

Hello everyone, is product review times again. 😊 Today I’ll be reviewing the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser from The Body Shop Vitamin E range. The Body Shop is a famous UK brand that provides mid-end skincare and makeup. I actually owned my very first skincare set from The Body Shop. The Body Shop products are endorsed as Cruelty-Free by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), and none of theirs products are tested on animals. Until now, I still constantly owned few products from The Body Shop.

They have few different range of skincare that will be suitable for different skin types and skin concerns. If you are concerned about the damaging effects of the environment on your skin, then you should try the Vitamin E skincare range. The Vitamin E range can help to protect against pollution, cigarette smoke and UVA/UVB rays. Their popular Vitamin E Cream and Vitamen E Oil are suitable for all skin types and helps to protect the skin from premature aging.

So, let just focus on the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser.

Product Description 

A light, creamy cleanser with protective vitamin E and moisturising wheatgerm oil that effectively removes impurities and make-up. Leaves skin feeling clean, softer and more supple. It is suitable for all skin types especially dry skin due to its cream based product. It is made with the Community Trade soya oil from Brazil and with vitamin E. It is very light with a creamy texture.

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Sorbitol (Humectant), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sorbitan Stearate (Emulsifier), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).

Directions of use

Massage into skin and remove with dry cotton pads. Use twice daily, in the morning and evening before toner. However, for me I’ll pour some into my palm and direct massage it onto my face. I use this as my first steps of double cleansing.

Reviews

I’ll give this product a 3.5 stars. Let me explain a little bit on how I use this product. On a normal no makeup day, I’ll use this as the first steps of my double cleansing. It can effectively wash off my sunscreen and also face powder. If I am having a full makeup on that day, this will be my second step of triple cleansing (micellar water, cream cleanser, foam cleanser). This cleanser is very mild, so not to worry that it will dry out your skin. Some people say it leave a very smooth and softening  kind of feeling after washing the face (but seriously I feel like the soap oiliness still leave on my face… Lol). There’s reviews that say that it can clean all waterproof and makeup away (they use directly on a cotton pad and wipe it off), but I feel it is still not as clean as the micellar water. Thus, I use it as the second steps of cleansing to make sure my face impurities is wash off and the form cleanser can wash off the oiliness too. Conclusion, I won’t suggest this as a makeup remover but I did recommend this to you if you don’t use any makeup but wanna go through double cleansing.

To know more about The Body Shop Vitamin E skincare products, just go to their official website.

Hope you enjoy reading.

Love, Jess


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MUJI Haul 

Hello everyone , is been awhile I didn’t write a haul post. So today I’m gonna write a haul post about MUJI. If you are familiar with MUJI, you will probably know that they sell varieties of stuff from household to personal and even food. MUJI was founded in Japan in 1980 as an antithesis to the habits of consumer society at that time. MUJI is now available in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. MUJI idea is to provide simplicity and high quality products. I love MUJI store concept so much. They provide products that are useful in a simple way but with high quality. The price range depends on the products materials and size. For me, the price is reasonable.

So, let cut short the stories and start our MUJI Haul. 😄

Fashions

  • Women’s Cape (FRENCH LINEN UV CUT CAPE STOLE WITH ARM HOLE)

I find this cape is so practical, it can be styled with different ways. The first way I use it is as the above picture shown, the simplest one, just for some layering. Second way, I will use it as a scarf (wrap around my neck), especially during summer time. I’m a person will feel cold very fast. Clothes that is too thick will make me feel uncomfortable to walk around during the hot day. So, using it as a scarf will be like an accessory while you still get to warm up yourself when it’s cold. It consists of arm hole to prevent it from falling down. This cape material’s is linen. Thus, it will be suitable for spring and even summer for someone like me. It has few color selections and I bought it in Beige color. This go along so well with all my clothing. I’ll give it a five stars.

  • Windbreaker (POCKETABLE WINDBREAKER)

I bought this windbreaker just because of the offer. I find it’s good for travel since it can be fold into a small size. Reasons that made me purchase this is because of the lightweight and small size. It is made with fabrics that used for paraglider. Since the material is light, waterproof and also with a cap, I kept this in my bag as my raincoat too. The inner side of it also contains pocket to keep your valuable items. The bonus point is it can be fold and kept in the pocket itself. Whereby we no need to bring an extra bag just for it. I’ll  give this a five stars too.

Skincare

  • Toner (BALANCING LIGHT TONING WATER)

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This toner is very light but moisturizing. I love it because it doesn’t give me any sticky feeling after applying it on the face. I still use my usual toner for my skincare routine. I transfer this into a spray bottle and use it as a mist for extra hydration. Read my post about toner to know the ways that I utilize my toner. It give me a very strong citrus smell which is very refreshing. The packaging as shown in the picture is very simple. The price for this is very reasonable. I’ll give this a five stars. They have total four range of skincare: Balancing, Sensitive, Organic and Antiaging.

  • Lotion (SENSITIVE SKIN BODY MILK )

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This body milk contains purslane extract and grapefruit seed extract as natural skin protection ingredients, and provides plenty of moisture for sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. It is also fragrance free, artificial color free, and mineral oil free. It doesn’t have any special smell. This lotion is also very light and non-sticky at all. It can be used during the day and night. I’ll give this a four stars.

  • Nail (NAIL CUTICLE CARE)

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I bought this product is just because of my curiosity. The sales girl told me that it is a nail oil to protect the nail. The oil smells like citrus to me. It’s a very pleasant smell. After applying the oil, your nail will look shinny. The product is only 3.6ml, but it can last quite long if you use it wisely. The have another similar products in pink color, that is for the nail as your top coat after applying your nail polish. I’ll give this a four stars.

Cosmetic Tools

  • Loose Powder Puff

This puff with is very fine with a soft texture. I think this size fits into the most of the loose powder case. Excellent powder loading and the perfect bristle flexibility provides a beautiful makeup finish. It can be a dupes for expensive loose powder puff.

  • Sponge Makeup Puff

The shape of this sponge makes it easy to finish makeup around the eyes and the wings of the nose. This pack of sponge contains in two shape which are diamond shape and triangular shape. The packet contain total 30 of sponges. I usually will use the same puff for few times. I’ll cut the use part and store it in a small container for the next use. The price for puff is consider reasonable for the quality.

Cosmetic Accessories  

  • Compressed Face Mask

When you wanna make your own face mask, this product may help. The product will expand to a full size face mask that you can use for 10 – 15 minutes to increase the effectiveness of your cosmetic products. It will expand and open up after you soaked with your cosmetic products or homemade liquid that wanna use for mask. It is made from non-woven cotton. It is easy to carry around due to the compressed size. Read my toner post to know how I used it.

  • Under Eye Patches

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These very unique health & beauty products are made of non-woven cotton pulp. Non-woven fabrics are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers, for maximum absorbency. These pads can be used with your favorite eye cream or moisturizer for a concentrated treatment. Add your chosen lotion to the eye mask until it has soaked through. Place under the eyes for 5-10 minutes. It works quite similar with the compressed face mask. Sometimes I’ll use it on target parts like check or forehead or maybe nose as targeted treatment.

That’s all for my Muji Haul. I hope you enjoy reading it. To know more about Muji, click here. They provide varieties of products. I’ll give Muji a full stars.

Love, Jess


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A Clean Brush | For Wonderful Makeup

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today I’ll be talking about makeup brushes. There are a lots of makeup brushes in the market and everyone of it has its own function. But, today I’m not writing to tell you about the functions of  brushes. I’m here to share with you THE KEY TO HAVE A PERFECT MAKEUP LOOK, which is A CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSH.

Let describe makeup brushes as human (I know it will be a bit silly). Let’s imagine if you have not bath for a day, you will definitely feel uncomfortable. Same concept on brushes, only a clean makeup brushes will perform better for you makeup. Thus, we have to ensure that our makeup brushes are always clean and ready to be used.

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So, I’ll be discussing a few ways to keep your makeup tools clean. Cleansing your brush should be a regular routine. As for every use of yours, you will be picking up oil, dirt and bacteria. This might be the main reasons that cause your skin to be sensitive and built up new pimples. Keeping the brushes clean doesn’t mean have to wash it everyday. Our objective is to keep the brushes and tools hygiene with minimal amounts of dirt and bacteria. 

Q: How to minimize the trouble and times of washing brushes? 

This will be the main problem especially when we are creating a perfect eye look. To create a perfect and wonderful eye look, we often will layer it or mixing it with few colors. If we are using a same brush for this, it might cause the original color to be mix around and you doesn’t want this to happen. Thus, I’ll suggest to start with the lighter shade and end with the darker shade. Sometimes, the best tool can also be your fingers. You can always easily wiping off the dirt on your hand. If after every use we have to wash our brushes, it can be a bit frustrating. So, I’ll suggest to purchase some makeup brush cleaner that will not need to be rinse. I have reviewed the brush cleanser brand named Beauty So Clean or another choice will be Make Up For Ever Instant Brush Cleanser. Both products do clean my brushes well. I will recommend to spray the cleanser on the brush right after using it to wipe off the excess and it’s ready to use for the next. However, in the morning I’l be rushing for work. Thus, I often clean it before I start off my makeup.

Q: How to get the brushes and tools to dry faster? 

A high quality brush usually will be more difficult to dry due to the thick bristles of the makeup brush. After washing the brushes and puff, you may use a clean tissue to absorb the excess water first. After that, just dap it with a clean cloth and place it on the cloth letting it dry by itself. This might take a longer time. Another way to dry brushes will be hang it upside down and drying it (with the brush facing downwards). If we drying our brush the other way (brush facing upwards), it might cause the brush hair to loosen and fall. Keeping the brushes in shape is very important because it will affect the finishing look that we will get from the brush. Remember don’t speed up the drying process by using heater, hair dryer or drying it under the sun. It will cause the brushes to be out of shape and also causing the puff to be harden.

Q:How to keep the skincare brushes and tools clean? 

Skincare brushes and tools can be divide into two categories. First, is the normal cleansing brush or specific cleansing brush like blackheads cleansing brush. To clean a cleansing brush is much more easier. This is because we use the cleansing brush with our face cleanser together. Thus, rinsing it with water is already enough. While for the second one, will be tools like pimples extractor, toning device and so on. Don’t forget you use all these tools on the face, thus it have to be clean always. Especially for pimples extractor we have to ensure it is clean after every use. Cleaning skincare tools are much more easier. The most simple way is just to wipe it off with a clean wet cloth and then wipe it again with a clean dry cloth.

Q: How to clean makeup puff? 

This can be a big problem. Our makeup puff can get dirty very easily but it is not easy to clean it. Nowadays, cushion foundation, bronzer, blusher and so on are so in trend. However, after a few usage the puff inmediately turn to be dirty and ugly. You wanna replace the old puff with a new one but the cost for it is too high. Not to worry, I have a new trick for you to solve that problem. I saw a video in Wishtrend TV and it works great on cleaning all the dirty puff. This  video (How To Clean Makeup Sponge) really help me out a lot. In the video, they will use dish washer. I don’t like the dish washer smell and I feel like the puff I’m gonna use on my face (I’m gonna keep smelling it). Thus, I replace it with my body wash.

I hope with this post, you will now take care of your brushes and tools more. Sometimes a dirty brushes or tools is he cause of acne and trouble skin. The way to have a flawless makeup look start with a hygiene tools. It will not only help your skin to be better, it also help the makeup to stay well too.

Love, Jess


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Ladies Best Friend – TONER

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today, I’ll wanna share a few ways to use toner in our daily life. If you are interested, please keep reading. I believe that every girl will have the basic skincare products in their drawer or vanity. Face cleanser, toner, and moisturizer is the most basic and simple products that  a person will  start off with before a more complex one. No matter how busy or lazy are you, I’ll bet that you will still have the toner with you. So, let us start the sharing and you will look at your toner differently from now.

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As all of us know that toner is to moisture and hydrate our skin. It keep your skin pH balance. Our skin is naturally acidic, normally with a pH balance of between five and six. After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of soap, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance (and that may result in oil), but using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly. Besides, it also helps to protect our skin too. It is used to reduce the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. Of course, at last it freshen our skin as well.

Actually, there is many ways to fully utilizes our toner. The most common way for us to apply our toner is pat gently onto our face after the face wash, before we sleep or apply our make up. It will be the first step of our skincare routine. I believe, most of you here use toner as this way only. Don’t worry, I used to be like that too until I came across a post that shows me more than one ways to use toner.

The first way I’ll recommend you to try it out is use it as a lotion. Yes, you didn’t hear it wrong, I repeat, use it as a lotion. As we know toner is used to moisture and hydrate our skin and lotion do have the same function too. But why did we apply toner everyday but not lotion (maybe this is not you, but I’m a person who doesn’t like to apply lotion during the day). If I apply lotion during the day, I will feel uneasy due to the stickiness. But now, toner solved my problems. My body can be moisturized and hydrated just like my face too. People with dry skin I highly recommend this.

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Toner as lotion

Next, you can use toner as your hair serum or mist. We often use hair oil for extra protection because of the ugly frizzy hair end. However, the hair oil sometimes can make our hair way too oily and greasy. Toner will then make a total different on it. Just pour a few drops out on your palm and rub it on the hair ends. To have a better effects on damage hair, just mix it with you favorite cream. You are now ready to go with beautiful hair.

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Toner as hair serum

We all know that bath salts are good for our body. It helps to relax our tired body after a long day. Do you know that, actually toner can also be used as bath salt. For bath salts, we will pour a certain amount of it into the water and we will soak and bath with it. If I recommend you doing that with toner, I think all of us may just pour the whole bottle of toner in it. (At least, I’ll will… hahaha) Right after a hot bath or steam bath, I’ll pat my body with toner. As our pores may open up due to the heat, this is the good time for our body to absorbs all the essence. Just once a week for this, you can notice the body has turned extra soft.

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Toner as bath salt

Lastly, the most common one use toner as a face mask. On a tired day, you just feel like falling asleep without doing anything on your face a toner face mask will help you with that. At least you still get to moisture your skin before the day come. Just purchase a bag of compressed face mask (can be purchase from Muji) that is good and affordable. Soak your favorite toner with the mask sheet until it open up and become a sheet mask. Just relax and fall asleep with your face being moisturized too.

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Toner as face mask

Now, do you still think that toner is only for the face. I use all these tricks especially when I go travel. I wanna travel light and easy, with a bottle of my favorite toner I can leave my lotion, hair oil and also bath salts at home. I’ll also transfer my toner into a small spray bottle that I can bring on board and go all the places with me. No more excuse to leave your skin and body dry.

Of course, if all these tricks are used with an expensive toner you will feel waste. So, I will recommend you to use some of the affordable toner like Simple Soothing Facial TonerJuice Beauty Hydrating MistNourish Organic Refreshing and Balancing Face Toner, or any other toners that you feel is suitable for you just to use for this.

I hope this post do give you more choices to use your toner starting from now. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Love, Jess


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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

Hello everyone, today I’m here to reveal my favorite pimples rescuer. It is the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch. I know everyone will definitely have the same problem like me. In a month, there must be a few ugly pimple or acne will pop up and say “Hi” to you. I really hate that. I used to squeeze and scratch around my pimples and acne until I found this lovely and incredible products that solved all my problems. My pimples just reduced its size and redness after one time of usage. It is a must have for anyone and everyone !

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Cosrx is a Korean brand that offering good quality beauty items for 10 years until now. The brand name is composed of COS for cosmetics and RX for prescription. Brand like Ciracle (Ciracle products) and C20 (the Miracle Vitamin C serum) are also part of COSRX company. One of the popular skincare lines from COSRX are the AHA/BHA skincare products.

Acne Pimple Master Patch

Acne Pimple Master Patch is a hydrocolloid patch that prevents secondary infections while healing. The light and thin skin protectant patch allows intensive care for the smallest problematic areas while protecting the skin from external pollutants. It protects distressed areas so makeup application is possible while managing intensive care for the problematic area.

 Features
1. Hydrocolloid protects wounds from dust and viruses in the air.
2. Emergency & Versatile & Concentrated care with various sizes
3. Convenient use.
4. Low irritation.
5. Clear – It is fine to put on makeup when you go out (but I usually won’t do that)

Acne Pimple Master Patch for those pesky little troubles! For you guys who still fighting those pesky little imperfections and tired of scarring your skin thanks to acne, pimples, and other blemishes like me, well, don’t worry and be happy with the innovative COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch !

Easy to use! Easy to remove spot patch protects the wounded area by absorbing the exudate and manages the environment to prevent secondary infections to minimize and heal the scarred area and to encourage faster wound recovery. For use on wounded areas, as well as after removing blackheads, emergency treatment of problematic areas, or to cover up unwanted skin problems, the patch can be used for all kinds of purposes. However, for me I frequent used on pimples and acne only.

Useful various size! Available in various sizes (7mm x 10EA, 10mm x 5EA, 12mm x 9EA) with versatile care management functions, and officially approved by the Korean Drug & Safety Department as an effective wound protectant product, the patch is available for use by adults as well as teenagers !

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How to use

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  1. Cleanse the area around acne blemishes, pimple and completely dry the area.
  2. Select a patch of a bigger size of acne blemishes, pimple and attach the patch to the area.
  3. Do not change the patches until the size of the acne blemishes, pimple gets reduced, so that the patch can absorb the impurities sufficiently.

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Size of the patches

One packed of this Acne Pimple Master Patch has total of 24 patches with three different sizes. I categories all the sizes into three category which is big, medium and small. The size of big patches is 12mm x 9EA which has total of 9. The medium patches is in the size of 10mm x 5EA which has total of 5. For the small patches, they have a total of 10 which in the size of 7mm x 10EA.

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Review

I really love this master patches. No matter how big or small my pimples or acne is, this patches can cover it well as it comes in different sizes. Each sachet contains one sheet of patches with 24 different sizes of patches attached on it. The only downside is the total number of this products (24 patches) is really little with all three sizes is not more than 10 patches. These anti-blemish patches come in a simple sachet packaging. COSRX products have usually very clean and simple packaging designs. The sachet has a zip-lock opening, so you can easily store the remaining patches and keep them safe from dust and dirt. Gently reminder for all of you that wish to try this out, you have to pop or make a little hole on your pimples before you stick the patches on. This patches is not something that you just have to stick on it, and your pimples get to be disappear. It main purposes is to prevent infection, reduce redness and reduce the size of pimples slowly. I believe there is still none of the products that may do that yet. (If there is, please tell me, I’ll wanna try it out. :D) I place this on my pimples after I “clean it up” a little. I can really see those exudates that being absorbs out. After a night, my pimples becoming smaller and less redness appear. Here is a video that showing how this small products will help and work. I’ll give this a four stars.

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The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch has been listed in the Cosmopolitan Magazine

Where to purchase

Most of the online cosmetics website do sell this. The most popular one will be Wishtrend, they do provide two package which is A – individual sheet (24 patches) and also B – 5 sheet (120 patches).  Others website will be ebay and Amazon. Of course, if you purchase this on ebay and Amazon the price will be a little shocking. While for Southeast Asia countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and so on, you may try Hermo. Hermo price is the most affordable one. If you feel like to know more about Cosrx, you may check out their official website.

Hope you enjoy reading my post.

Love, Jess


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Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleansing Water

Hello everyone, today I’ll be reviewing the Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleansing Water. If you didn’t know about Eucerin, it’s actually one of the leading dermocosmetic brands in America and Europe that develop products for different needs. They have different range of products like Soothing Care, Dermato Clean, Dermo Purifyer, White Therapy, Hyaluron-Filler, Hypersensitive Skin, and Sensitive Skin.

Eucerin Dermo Purifyer is a range of effective dermo cosmetic solutions for impure skin. Its ingredient combination addresses the four key factors of impure skin: hyperkeratosis (disrupted skin cell shedding), seborrhea (increased sebum production), microbial colonisation (increased bacteria proliferation) and inflammation of the skin. Eucerin Dermo Purifyer products have been proven in clinical and dermatological studies to be both effective and very good for skin tolerability.


Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleansing Water claims to remove make-up, cleanse and prevent acne reoccurrence in 1step. It is formulated with micro-micellar and ampho-tenside to effectively removes make-up and sunscreen. There’s a lot of different cleansing water in the market, Bioderma is one of the famous and popular brand among all. I haven’t try any Eucerin products before until I saw the advertisement of this and plan to try it out. Surprisingly is I have used up to two bottle of this until now the third one. So, I really wanna share this product out with all of you.

This cleansing water gently removes make-up and dirt, even water-resistant sunscreen creams and make-up. It will reduce the clogging, the cause of acne. This cleansing water I’d free of alcohol, fragrance, colour and paraben. The bottle of this cleansing water is transparent and the liquid is clear. You can clearly control the amount of this liquid while using. The smell of this is very pleasant and not strong.

I’m really impressed with this cleansing water. It cleanses my face well. It give me a refreshing feeling and the skin feel smooth after using it. I store this in my office and home. The air condition in office is dry and it often make me feel tired. I use this to clean my face and reapply my make-up after that without rinsing with water. It give me a fresh and better look. After a long day, I use this to remove all my make-up at night. However at night, I will go through a second rinsing to deeply cleanse every dirt. Only when I’m really tired and lazy then I’ll skip second cleasing and just rinse with water for a quick ready. (Hahaha lazy girl) but it still doesn’t cause me any breakout or make my skin more trouble. Thus, I really satisfied with this cleasing water.

The power of removing all my make-up in just one swap

I purchase this at local drugstore. Their products are affordable and with high quality.

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Love, Jess


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