Wednesday, 29 August 2012

yummy mini burger - Breadtop

I was wondering around the Central Markets the other day (as I do) and popped into Breadtop to check out their Japanese Cheesecake, but what I ended up getting was this cute little burger (well, a few of them).....SO DELICIOUS!

Review - Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector (and a quick rant)

Its been a while, no? I’ve been busy trying to reassess my life and what makes me happy and I found that I just want to LIVE. Now, until you've lost something really important and special in your life, you don't really realise whether you're really living or not...... I’ve made some major decisions and really hope that they’ll come smooth sailing when the time’s due next year. There’ll be some major adjustments to my finances but hey, they say when you’re happy you don’t miss the moolah that much! I hope its true! Cos really, earning all that money only made me less satisfied because I felt like I was wasting my life away doing a job so meaningless, it not only made me sick but also put me in a box and WORST of all, diminish any sort of creativity at all. The only thing this particular job wanted to create was money. Zilch else. It made this big big world seem so so small for a while.

But now, not only have I found the window, I’ve also opened the door and put one foot out! So scared but so excited T_T!!!!!

Of course. I CANNOT tell you what I’ve done….no not yet…..I might jeopardise it depending on who reads this…..


So now I’m going to do a quick review on the BB cream by Garnier – the Miracle Skin Perfecter.

I neglected to review a BB cream I tried out previously. I researched so much into it and had so much faith in it. But it totally disappointed my face after regular use. Destroyed my skin. It was the Oriental BB cream by Skin79. Yes it did have a good review on A Little Bit of Eki, but no, it didn’t work for me after repeated daily use. The fist week was good, my skin looked amazing. But by the start of week 3, eventhough I follow a gentle but very strict cleansing, toning and moisturising regime, my face was getting sore dry patches, spots and clogged pores were appearing literally everywhere – I was so scared that it will be like this forever! Despite my faith in Korean BB cream from reading all those reviews, I simply had to give up or live with destroyed skin FOREVER. So I stopped. I still have the bottle but I dare not use it anymore.

Garnier has never disappointed in my trials and when I saw this at Chemist King, I wept with joy. Finally, a BB cream by a brand that is trusted worldwide by all different nationalities. Other than its moisturising properties, Vitamin C, mineral pigments and SPF 15 are also on the ingredient list, which is perfect for the weather here. I use some higher SPF on top too if I’m on my bike. I also use my usual moisturiser underneath as I work in air-conditioning 8 hours a day (want great skin – don’t use aircon).

Anyhow, the application result is natural, as it blends to your skin tone, the coverage is quite light but can be layered if desired. Its non-greasy but moisturising (so no dry skin patches later on), and it feels much healthier than traditional BB creams (my face always felt weird when using the Oriental BB cream, really taut and dry, must be all those chemicals). It doesn't even clog my pores AT ALL like the other one did.

I know this product is not organic, but it feels much much nicer and safer than the previous BB cream I tried. I use this everyday now and my skin is recovering and happy again.

It may or may not work for you like the Skin79 product did with me, so give it a try and see how you go. I’m pretty sure you wont get too bad a result though. Let me know!

Mascara many does one have to try??!

Being one of the less blessed, I have sparse lashes.

On top of that, I find that most mascaras, no matter what brand, tend to smudge on my lower lid, even when the label promises wonderful 16-hour days of smudge proof eye batting sessions.
So, after years (and I mean, years) and many ducats later, I have identified 3 of the most trustworthy mascaras a girl can count on:


1 - L'oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes: this is my best friend. It elongates by 80%, it DOES NOT SMUDGE AT ALL even after falling asleep with it on! And it washes off with just water, no panda eyes as the label promises. I'm yet to try the waterproof one as I am so happy with this as it is! Only one thing - it does not give volume, only girly, fresh -faced long lashes.
2 - Bourjois Volumizer Mascara: I was unsure about this one at first becaue the label says NOTHING about smudge proof, but this brand is usually honest and does not exaggerate. VOILA, mega volume as promised with the 2-step brush system, and though its not even mentioned on the label - it stayed put all day! smudgeing was unnoticeable at the end of the day, and the intense black really gave me the false lash look (compared to my normal 'no-lash' look T_T), so imagine what it could do for you if you already have luscious lashes! *envy*
3 -  Maybeline XXL PRO intensive 24 hour: Now, I am NOT a fan of Maybelline mascaras since trying the much-raved-about 'Great Lash' (which did nothing but made a mess of my face, even the waterproof version), but this series seems to have a better formula. It still smudges a bit (and is hard to wipe off) but is still better than Great Lash, Falsies, Full n' Soft, Stiletto and the green tube (can't remember the name) - yes i have sadly tried all the Maybelline range believing that I'll save some money but the opposite was true T_T...

All the above are under AUD30 with the top two around the $28 mark, but totally worth every cent you spend! The bottom item I would recommend for when you've forgotten to put on some lashes in the morning and need to grab one form the store on the way to work!

Blush review coming up ^_^b - Estee Lauder, Canmake, ZA, Bourjois, Nude


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