My Low Buy Plan for 2018

Makeup stash Jan 2018

Yes dear readers of mine, just as I’ve mentioned it on my New Year’s resolution list, I fully intend to be on a low-buy phase, both in the skincare and in makeup department. For the past few days, I’ve been trying to organize my stash and I found out a couple of untouched and slightly used makeup and skincare. Some I have completely forgotten about. In an effort to use them up, I’ve brought them out within easy reach.

Rather than produce a list of brands I won’t be spending money on — because let’s face it, if I’m going to take this seriously, it’s going to be quite a long list — I’ll be restricting my buys to brands I know have been special to me. I have carefully narrowed them down here and some with specific items only. Continue reading

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2017 in Review Part 2: Misses, Pans and Empties

So yesterday, I showed you all my makeup picks of the year. Today, I’ll be sharing more products with you, some didn’t leave a good impression while others are good enough I had finished it off. In summary, these are my misses, pans and empties for 2017.

MISSES:

2017 Product Misses

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The Ordinary Buffet Serum | Review

The Ordinary Buffet

After I hit the big 3-0, I started researching into anti aging and wrinkle prevention skincare items that I can incorporate into my routine. After all, I’m not getting any younger and I know I should have started back in my mid-20’s. Actually, my sister asked my what skincare product she should use to prevent wrinkles and it got me thinking how late I was in the whole game. Hence, this peptide serum from The Ordinary.  Continue reading

The Ordinary Skincare Serums in my Routine: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Advanced Retinoid 2% & Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The Ordinary Skincare

Good skincare doesn’t have to be expensive you know? If you have the budget then go ahead but if you don’t, there are other brands out in the market that works just as effective, if not more. Take for example DECIEM‘s youngest child, The Ordinary. Continue reading