Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution Review: A Solution For Severe Post-Acne Dark Spots

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Skin Care / Skin Care - Acne

The 5-years-ago version of me, would never have foreseen the present me writing about this product. I was (and still am) annoyed by the kutis-artista tagline and the inference that to achieve kutis-artista, you must have ‘whiter’ skin. What does kutis-artista* even mean anyway?

Maxi-Peel Solution

I stumbled upon this product when I was looking for a cheaper, more accessible alternative to products that a dermatologist prescribed me, particularly, CHAT 2% solution. Read More

Hard Truths: 20 Days of Foundation Challenge (Update for Weeks 3 & 4)

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Makeup / Makeup - Face

I did it!

It was a struggle for me to finish this. There were days when I didn’t feel like wearing any makeup.

I found out a few interesting things about myself because of this challenge.

I realized that I like wearing makeup when I’m angry. E likened it to war painting. It made sense to me now why I made sure I had makeup on when I raised a complaint at the bank (after finding out that something went wrong with my online account.)

Another thing I realized is that I don’t have the motivation to wear makeup when I’m sad. Hence, the struggle.

WEEK 3: Days 11 to 15

I wore Koh Gen Do Aqua and Becca Luminous Ultra Sheer Skin Colour exclusively. Both of them have SPF.

Inglot 412 Koh Gen Do Aqua OC2

Wearing Koh Gen Do Aqua OC2 (Other stuff on my face: Inglot Lipstick 412, KA Candlelight, Sonia Kashuk Rich Tan, RBR Gracilis)

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Light Pink Lipstick For A Change – MAC Matte Lipstick in Please Me

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Makeup / Makeup - Lips

Everyday lipsticks, for me, aren’t MLBB-type colors. I usually wear either strong or deep colors to compensate for lack of eye makeup. Last week, though, I’ve been using MAC Please Me (matte) a lot. It’s still not a natural-looking lipstick, but it’s a lot different from what I’m used to.

It pulls slightly lilac pink in the photo but MAC describes it as a muted rosy-tinted pink. I don’t know how that’s supposed to look like. I’d describe it as muted barbie pink.

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How I Finally Got My Hands On The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer + My Growing SK Collection

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Makeup / Makeup - Cheeks / Makeup - Face / Makeup - Lips / Random Ramblings

Since around 2 months ago, I’ve been experiencing what seems like the return of a phase in my life that a doctor described as chemicals in the brain going out of whack resulting in an inability to feel happiness. Uhmmm, I didn’t get a 2nd opinion so… it’s not true.

sonia kashuk rich tan

Hello, reflection!

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Foundation Shopping Realizations + 20 Days of Foundation Challenge (Week 2 Update)

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Makeup / Makeup - Face

I didn’t commit myself to a specific product in Week 2. I wanted to know which ones I would actually pick up.

But before I talk about them, I have good news, I think I already know the silly reason why I own too many face bases. I’m not sure if knowing would help curb my foundation appetite, but I have a feeling that it will.

I used to hate foundation. Every time I go to a makeup person to get caked up for an event, I always feel like erasing everything after checking the makeup in the mirror. My face would always end up looking  either too ashy, too dark, too light, too pink, too orange, too dry-looking, or too off.

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