Thursday, 22 December 2011

Hello and Goodbye!

 frantically packing!

Hi everyone! I know, I know. Where the heck have I been?! AHAH. I've actually been really sick lately and I haven't had the energy to do anything! Gah - hate being so sick. 

Anyway, this is just a quick update to say that I'm still alive. . .even if I am still a bit drowsy and tired. AHAH. Also wanted to say that I'll be away for another month or so because I'm flying out tomorrow to Hong Kong. 

My friends always say I'm the flighty kind, as in I am generally unpredictable and never able to stay in the one place for long periods. I don't have much of a schedule because it chops and changes at a drop of a hat. AHAH. Probably explains why I get sick so easily.
I found out only two days ago that I'm due to fly out and trust me, that's a remarkable improvement. Last time, I was given 12 hours notice before I had to fly. That resulted me in forgetting my hair straightener, getting super agro and running around frantic looking to buy a new one before I could wash my hair. . .oh my goodness. Reminder to self : pack hair straightener. 

So before I go off to pack, I just wanted to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a lovely holiday and eat lots of delicious food! Take care and I'll speak to you all in 2012!

Love you all x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Things I Do To My Face !

Sometimes when my lips are seriously dry or I know there's an upcoming event where I will need to wear some lip product, I sleep with a generous layer of Vaseline on my lips.

The goal is to have it on your lips the entire night without smearing it onto your pillowcase!

In the morning, my lips feel so much softer! If I'm doing it for an upcoming event, I will wear Vaseline consecutively for three days prior just to make sure that my lips lines are also minimised.

via Avene

There are nights when I look into the mirror and I see my skin looking exhausted and stressed. On those nights, I will use a cream mask as my moisturiser and continue to do so until my skin recovers. 

The aim is to heal the skin through nourishment. Generally speaking, cream masks are more nourishing than moisturisers. So by substituting your moisturiser with a cream mask helps your skin to absorb more hydration than normal.

Just as a recap, why is moisture so important? Lack of hydration is often a common cause for many skin problems and enough moisture will help alleviate these issues.

I like to use Avene's Instant Soothing Moisture Mask. It has a creamy texture that absorbs nicely on my skin and, given enough time to sink in, doesn't end up on my pillowcase. I smear it on clean skin with nothing underneath and it gives a pretty good result. It also has calming properties that eases the irritations and redness on my skin that comes with exhaustion and stress.

When I wake up in the morning, my skintone is noticeably smoother and the redness in my skin is less obvious. After three days, my skin is a lot less irritable and I find that I can do without using it on a fourth night.

When cleansing my face, I like to make circular motions starting from the outer of my face and gradually move to the centre.

Most people do the reverse, but by moving from the outer to inner, you're essentially going against the direction of your facial hair growth and pores. That means you'll get an even better cleanse.

original graphic was without the white 'v' shape on the middle of the lips and was

To get more defined and fuller looking lips, I like to use white eyeliner to draw a 'v' shape in the middle of my cupid's bow. 

It gives my lips more depth without having to use lipliner.

What are some of the things that you do to your face?