Never in a million years would I think that this lady would be slightly addicted to skin care. I used to be that girl who never had a single zit but also never had a daily/nightly regimen. My siblings call me lucky, but I guess time (and lack of care) has caught up with me. My main skin problems now are large pores, oily skin, eye bags, and uneven skin tone. And here’s my attempt at combating them.
I’ve recently discovered this life-changing (well, at least for me) thing in the Youtube beauty world — the anti-consumerism trend. I know, it sounds big, and serious, and very very unfun. But let’s face it, let’s voice it out there: while I really enjoy hauls and discovering new products, some of my purchases can be quite questionable, some of it are impulse buys, some are made with the intent to have back-ups in case I run out of say, a blush — which seriously, how fast can you go through a pan of blush? I recently rummaged through my beauty stash and realized that I have a lot of stuff. And mind you, my collection isn’t comparable to other bloggers, but to my (and my mom’s) standards, I HAVE A LOT. And it kind of makes me a bit sad because the stuff that’s sitting in my cabinet can actually already fund a short trip to the beach, or a really nice dinner in one of those new restaurants that I’ve always wanted to try.
In an attempt to be really be cautious of where I put my hard-earned money on, I’m starting a — this — beauty challenge, the Finish 5. Basically, you pick five things that you’ve had for a while, and aim to empty those out by a certain month. I picked September, since the original tag from Youtube (which I watched from Allison) was “Finish 5 by Fall”.
It’s official: I am over my makeup haul-ing phase. I used to go gaga over lipsticks and foundations, but now, whenever I browse through the beauty department online or off, I go straight for skin care. Maybe it’s just this heat or maybe it’s the age — whatever it is, I have started loving pampering my skin!
My Favourite Things is a blog link-up by Eireen and Raisa about well, our favourite things. It can be anything — a book, makeup stuff, food, places, gadgets, website, people — and it can be as few or as many as you’d like.
Meeehhn, I haven’t done this in ages. I checked, and my last entry for this series was for February of last year! 😮
Well, to be fair, 2015 was a year of extreme experimentation — I kept purchasing stuff and had barely enough time to really try it out and see if I liked it, because surprise — here’s another package for me! I did a little detox towards the end of the past year, had a little Marie Kondo moment, and promised to only keep things that “spark joy”.
So here I am, kicking off the year with a pledge to fully obliterate the hoard monster in me, and to have enough space and time to enjoy the things around me — things that are truly my favourites.
I didn’t fall off the edge of the Earth, in case you’re wondering. The past weeks have just been really eventful, in a tumultous kind of way. I guess that’s just how it is?
If I have to sum up the past events, I’d say that it’s a showcase of life’s life.
Back when I was younger, I never really bothered with any routine with regards to my skin and body. Well, to be fair, I never really had any problems — no breakouts, little to no amount of blackheads, and no scarring, even after having chicken pox. When I developed my liking for makeup, that’s when I got a closer look at how un-cared for my skin is — blotchy red marks in the morning, uneven skin tone, crow’s feet around the eyes, acidic and dry skin on the forehead and large pores. Good thing, these babies are here to help get my skin better!