This post is inspired by Essie Button. Not exaggerating, but I've stocked up too much skincare, use few times and forget all about it. I've limit myself to only buy beauty stuff when I travel overseas. Mainly because I somehow always been attracted to products that are not available here and sometimes it's cheaper. So, for the last few months I've been trying to take care of my skin more consistently and try to finish one item before I can buy or open a new one. I have too many half-opened stuff hehe. So... these are what I've used up:
*L'occitane Angelica Moisturiser and Mask sample sachets
The moisturiser was just okay and slightly too rich for me because my skin is oily, in fact, I got tiny pimples while using it.
The first time I used the mask was on my flight to China and almost every night until I finished it. It worked wonderfully to keep my skin hydrated and in good condition. The air inside the airplane is very dry and a long haul flight would dehydrate my skin, even for the next few days my skin would feel weird, tight and make up just wouldn't sit right. Yes... oily skin can be dehydrated, too. Not to be confused with dry skin though...It's important when choosing the right moisturiser. I find that gel textured moisturiser well suited this skin type. I would definitely repurchase this mask, if I don't have too much of similar stuff already
No picture, because I forgot to keep the sachet
*Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex 5ml
I got this one from a packaged deal when I bought the Idealist serum. I didn't really feel any real benefit from this eye cream but, I'm still in my early 20's and didn't use it regularly. However, it may be good for older age group.
*Dove Oil Foam Cleanser
I used this as a make up remover. It didn't work as effectively as the Shu Uemura oil cleanser, but it worked okay for light make up. I always double cleansed with other cleanser anyway, so it's not a big deal.
*Sensodyne in Pink tube
This is a good toothpaste for sensitive tooth, but won't repurchase this again only because I prefer the whitening one in silver tube.
*Johnson & Johnson's Baby Shampoo
This has helped to reduce my hair loss. I'm not sure what the real cause is. I guess it's a mix of stress and sensitive scalp, so I go with a gentle shampoo
*Pantene Detangle Spray
It's an okay product, didn't really do anything to my hair. I used it anyway because I don't want to waste it.
Hope you enjoy this :)
On my Used Up Project list:
- Shiseido The Skincare Hydro Skin Balancing Toner
- Natural Instincts Shampoo
- Natural Instincts Cream Cleanser
- The Body Shop Seaweed Moisturizer
- The Face Shop Purifying Egg White Mask
- The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream
- L'occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
I like to mix my make up with high end and cheaper products.
I will try to make sure that I got a unique product from the more expensive
brand. Something that I can not find on the cheaper brand. For lipsticks, I think Revlon have the great quality, great price
and great colours. I always apply my lip product before I leave home, wipe before I eat/drink anything and forget to re-apply it. I always find myself get bored with the color after just a couple of use. That's why I'm leaning towards cheaper brand like Revlon.
L-R: crimson, rosy nude, peach, soft nude, black berry, nude attitude, mauve it over, strawberry suede, really red, creme brulee, tutti frutti, red velvet,
Top-Bottom: Colorburst in Papaya, Colorstay Ultimate in Supreme Sienna
My favourites are Rosy Nude which provides fresher nudy look for my fair skin, Black Berry (a very versatile color depending on how you use them) and Strawberry Suede, a schizophrenic matte red that changes color depending on the lighting.
Except for the colorstay, one of these cost around Rp 30,000 - Rp 75,000 (if I'm not wrong)
On my wish list at the moment are Berry Smoothie and Black Cherry
Ever since I saw Lisa Eldridge used Suqqu Eyebrow Pen to fill
her brow, I’ve always been intrigued. The Suqqu one is hard to find and
expensive. I picked similar one from Kanebo Media in Watsons, Taiwan. It has
been great worn by itself or together with brow shader from MAC. This
combination has been a lifesaver for my very sparse eyebrow and oily skin. The
powder itself does not last through the whole day, at least on my very oily
skin. This liquid based brow pen extends the wear time and adds more depth to
I’m using the color dark brown, which perfectly match my
brow color. My favorite way using this
is on top of the powder and drawing short lines following the hair growth. I
find that this method gives more natural finish rather than using powder more
To sum up, I use Mac Brow Shader on top of my foundation, so
it can stick better. Then, I set it with the brow pen. All are applied with
short strokes following the natural hair growth
FYI: Check out September Cosmopolitan, it contains 2
magazine (Beauty and Fashion), full size Nature Republic Aloe Gel and Too Cool
For School Angel Hand.