Friday, February 10, 2012

Food for skin

helloooo! can't believe I'm actually updating my blog again haha *so not me ^___^

And about today's post, it's not like I am trying to imply that I am very pro at taking care of my face (in fact I'm super lazy sometimes! haha) but I think it would be cool to share with you readers about my daily skin care products.

I mean, I can get really excited about all the bottles and tubes of skin care  :D

P.S. just sharing my personal experiences, not doing advertorial for them. Even though I wish I could have the chance to :D


I have the 3 basic necessities like everyone does : facial wash, toner and moisturizer.
and I have stopped using high-end skincare products from counters (if you get what i mean) because I realized that my skin couldn't really adapt to those 'luxuries' yet. Good lah, save money :)

It's obvious from the photo above, you can see that I really fancy Japanese skin care a lot. Notice all the Japanese words lol. I don't use Western brand anymore because to me, I somehow feel that those skin care products are formulated according to the needs of the Caucasian skin type and therefore wouldn't really suit Asian skin as much as those of Asian home brands.

And oh well, I am biased towards Japanese products :P

So.. let's see.. in case you don't understand my photo...

Facial wash:
I have two:  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Face Wash & Nano White Awakening Snow Wash.  I use these two alternatively according to my mood haha.. But I tend to use Nano white more when I feel that my skin is oily/dusty or other words, dirtier. lol. It gives a cleaner and more refreshing feeling which Hada Labo lacks. but no doubt Hada Labo has got a really good moisturizing effect so I usually use it before I sleep.

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion. This is a pretty popular product which is the No.1 bestseller in Japan and I am sure that most Malaysian girls are using this nowadays. Needless to explain more, its selling point, the super moisturizing effect and whatever 'one drop locks up the whole ocean' tagline is really not lying.

Muji's All in one essence. (The pink jar) It's a new product and apparently also a hit item in Japan because like its name suggests, it is a 3 in 1 mixture of toner/化妆水, moisturizer/乳液 and ‘beauty fluid'/美容液. Pretty cool isn't it.. I sometimes will just skip my hada labo toner and only use this after washing my face whenever I feel lazy. A great product, but after some time I start to dislike the gel-like texture. A bit too jelly-ish I would say.

Not forgetting to mention that I love using Japanese cotton pads instead of the normal ones. I forgot to take picture of these cute fluffy Japanese cotton pads but seriously, just try once and you will never want to use the normal ones anymore. Why? Simply because of the quality. They won't leave fluff or lint on your face like the usual ones do which is mad love!!! Got 2 boxes of 'Good Puff' at only RM5 from Daiso. damn cheap :D

And then let's see.. 

Make up remover:
Mandom Beauty Cleansing Express Moist Cleansing Lotion. Another cool Japanese product lol.
You can easily get these from Watsons Japasnese skin care counter. The main thing I like about it is because it is water based which doesn't make my face feel greasy after use. Plus, it contains moisturizing essence too so you basically can just go to sleep straight after wiping off your make-up using this awesome make up remover. No need to wash/apply lotion.

I used to have face scrubs like St.Ives (which is really good too! just that I didn't restock) but currently I am using this awesome substitution I got from Japan. Sanshokaken Shizenbi Natural Beauty Peeling Gel.  It basically shares the same function as facial scrub except the fact that it is less harsh to your skin. Usually use this twice a week.

And of course, MASKSSSSS.

The best of all haha! I have plenty of them and this is considered very little already because I haven't restocked yet. lol. There are so many choices of brands out there and I really can't say which one is better but.. I'm really in love with Taiwan's brand My Beauty Diary since long ago. If you remember my post in 2010  Others like Kracie from Japan (the red ones) and the cute cartoon mask from Korea (gift from my aunt). I've tried Hada Labo's moisturizing mask and it is seriously good as well but is a lil pricey to me. Oh and the heal pharm nose strips ( the white ones) are really awesome too they take away your annoying blackheads effectively! 

Okla that's it for now. Haha reviewing skin care products sure is fun!! hehe
Albeit so, I guess drinking sufficient amount of water is fairly important too which I usually don't practice. I am working hard on this to keep myself hydrated all the time. And also avoid oily food. which I also knew this since forever but it's always an epic failure :/

Do share with me your beauty tips too, yes?

_________________________ extra/random:

By the way after seeing Xiaxue with her extremely cute pet Holland lop, Igloo, I have this sudden urge to get one for myself too. I want a pet rabbit! not the usual ugly rabbit but a CUTE Holland lop/mini lop!

Just look at its face. awwwww  *melts*

huhuhu whatcha looking at? >:3

*pulls hair* TOO CUTE! I want one! They just remind me about my favourite Enid Blyton story I read when I was 7 or 8.."The little white rabbit" which i think is a Holland lop and not any normal rabbit with boring standing ears, according to the illustration in the book. <3

I think the price is around 500 bucks for a 8 week baby but it's cheaper in UK. So, yea, I'll control myself...and buy one when I go to London this September. Can't wait :3