Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Beauty Wishlist

Work had been crazy for the past one week. I broke my personal record of working overtime... I worked till 3am on one crazy day. The rest of the days - I was averaging at least a 13hr workday. Well, on the brighter side of things, the whole team was working hard together, so it makes the inhumane late nights a little more bearable. Then, we knew it was going to be a sprint, so we worked really hard, knowing that this would be over soon.

So now, things have died down a little (of course, emergencies could happen anytime). I have a bit of me-time and realised I have not posted in a while. With brain cells severely depleted over the past one week, I was wondering what to post. Anyway, since I had shared in my previous post what I had in my beauty armory, I realised it is most befitting to share my wishlist!

Firstly, I am eternally in search of that miracle formula to solve my 3 key skin problems:

1. Dark eye circles
2 Large pores
3. Dark spots and acne marks

So whenever I see newly launched products in magazines or at beauty counters, I would have that urge to buy it, try it, praying that this would be THE product that will rid me of the abovementioned problems.

However, there is only one face I could use those products on, I would just have to keep adding these products to my wishlist and eventually get down to trying them when I have finished the existing ones.

Would be kinda fun running through the list and strike it off once I get my hands on it. I think this should also be a great post to send to the husband. I would not mind surprises, would you?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Products In My Beauty Armory

I saw this from Tine at Beautyaholics, who got it from Nikki at AskMeWhats. I think this would be a fun exercise to do, as well as to share some interesting products.

Here’s my list of products. Feels kinda like a journey of self-realisation - I didn’t think I am using that many products till I started listing them out one by one! And I seem to have something for every known skin problem I have!

In the shower

Shampoo: Sebastian Laminates Shampoo for rebonded hair (The shampoo and conditioner were the leftover stock from my rebonded hair days. But, my stylist says I can still use if for regular hair as it would keep it tamer, since I got rather wild hair when left unrebonded!)

Conditioner: Sebastian Laminates Conditioner for rebonded hair

Shower Gel: Nature Path Body Wash (Anti-Bacterial)

Body moisturizer: Anti-water retention and cellulite cream from the beauty salon I patronise
Body powder: Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder

Fake Tan: No need tan, I like myself fair

On my face

Cleanser: Ionax Scrub in Lemon Scent by Galderma (this is not your regular scrub and it is gentle enough for daily use and is best for oily skin and with comedones. It leaves a residual, cationic antibacterial on the skin to help prevent more outbreak and irritating comedones)

Makeup remover: Kose Sekkisho Cleansing Oil

Exfoliator: L'Occitane Almond Apple Sweet Peel or Kose Sekkisho Perfect Clear Gel (Purifying Gel Scrub) (used once or twice a week interchangeably)

Toner: Helichrysum Hydrosol and Mira B’lia Detox Toner

Acne/Pimple Treatment: Clindagel (for morning) and Dalacin T and Differin (both for night)

Acne Spot Treatment: Retin-A Cream or Nixoderm

Dark Marks Treatment: Eldopaque Forte Skin Bleaching Cream with Sunblock

Dark Spots on Cheeks: Biotherm White Detox Botanicalyzer (finishing soon and I would be trying SKII’s Dermdefinition to see if it is worth the raves)

Eyes: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment

Pore Minimising: Clinique Pore Minimiser Refining Serum

Moisturiser: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluide (for morning) and Renew Rose Hip Oil (for night)

Sunblock: Cream from beauty salon

Masks: Kose Sekkisho Mask White or Collins Paris Native Collagen Gel or Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask

For make up

Foundation brush: No brush, just my fingers to blend

Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste and Benefit Powderflage Powder Concealer and Shiseido Concealer Stick

Powder: No using any powder (but have eyes on SKII’s loose powder or Benefit’s Bluff Dust)

Blusher: Bobbi Brown Nectar and Benefit Dandelion (my new love! also starting to develop love for the new Coralista, Thrrob and Georgia)

Eyeshadows: Am not adventurous over here. Don’t really use eyeshadows. Just use those in my Lancome Travel Palette

Eyelash curler: A cheap but good one from Daiso

Mascara: Benefit BadGal Lash in Blue

Lipstick: Don’t use lipstick
Lipgloss: Benefit Pocket Pal and Dior lip gloss

Wow! I can’t believe I have so many products in my armory. If anyone like to know more about any of the above products I use, drop me a comment and I could write a little more about it.
Anyone having as much products in their own beauty armory?