The Struggle is Real

In big life decisions, I follow these rules 75% of the time:

Do not make decisions late at night or in the wee hours of the morning.

Do not make decisions while drunk.

Do not make decisions when bored, sad, angry, or extra-happy.

Uhm… So. Why am I not already doing this to control makeup and sunblock shopping? (Yes, I’m having an epiphany.)

For the first time since I last broke the ban (Oct 18), I feel like I can really do this.

Oh, update, I made 2 exceptions:

  1. Grey-black brow powder (currently just sheering out a smudgy eye liner to work as a brow product). Thinking of getting Anastasia Brow Duo in Granite.
  2. 1 purchase a month is ok. Haven’t bought makeup in November. I think I need this because I’m on the verge of a shopping avalanche. If you want to know what that means, read this: Houston, I think we have a problem.


1 month, yo! 2 more to go.

To know why I’m doing this, click here: Stop and Smell The Flowers.

Swatches 2

My Favorite Drugstore Matte Lipstick Line: Sophie Paris Koshize Satinlips

The Koshize lipstick line is just awesome (not to be mistaken with the regular Sophie lipsticks).

I know it says satinlips but these lipsticks are matte. In case you’re wondering, Sophie Koshize’s satin lipsticks are called nutrilips.

These are probably one of the most underrated drugstore lipsticks in Asia. And it doesn’t help that they’re only available through direct sellers (if you can’t buy it from a drugstore (i.e. watsons), can you still call it a drugstore product?).

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier Bottle

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier: One-Week Use Update

For my experience on Day 1 and 2, please click here: Maxi-Peel Skin Purifier – Kick off.

I skipped on Day 3 because my skin looked dry. There was a thin onion skin-like film on my face and if it were any drier, I’m pretty sure the film would turn into flakes. (more…)

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier Packaging

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier: Skin Care Diary Kick-off

I stumbled upon this when I was looking for testers of the elusive Bobbie Cosmetics makeup line.

I didn’t realize it was a Maxi-Peel product at first. The packaging made it look like an organic-slash-natural product. Anyway, I picked it up because I check out almost anything literally green. After noticing the Maxi-Peel imprint, I wondered why something with tretinoin and hydroquinone would now be labeled Fresh and Natural — this only means one thing: it’s new.