My beauty routine + Award

22 September 2009

I was tagged by Cha eons ago! I'm sorry for doing this just now x_x You see, I am not much of a makeup person. As I said in this post, applying makeup is my Achilles' heel. Now, thanks to Blogspot, I follow LOTS of beauty bloggers so I can learn. And little by little I think I am succeeding. I still don't apply foundation, concealers and eyeshadow (because me thinks it's too dressy for my workplace) but all in all I think I've got the basics covered.

On the rare occasions that I need to put on makeup, I just dig in my makeup box, pray that I don't look like I got punched in the face, and apply what I learned. Lookie here:

During the HSBC Planet Groove Party last year
(1st photo: flashing some gams)
(2nd photo: with my officemates/ friends Watcher and Ruther. I can't find a more decent close-up photo and it breaks my heart to crop them out :D)

During this year's Victorian Valentine party

I am no expert, but I'm trying :D

Okay, I'm sorry for digressing. Without further adieu, here is my beauty routine:
  • I have recently gone organic and now wash my face using Cyleina Black Pearl soap. I must say, all the positive feedbacks are proven to be true! My face cleared after only two days' use (not that I had problem skin. I am thankful that I did not take after my aunts who had acne-prone skin) I swear by it. I use Nivea facial wash before and it did not give me that glow that Cyleina did. Even my officemates noticed it :)
  • I shampoo my hair every other day and condition every day. I read this tip before in a magazine and it has helped me manage my thick hair. For my body I use Cyleina Kojic soap. (I bought LOTS of Cyleina soaps and cannot wait to try the other variants. Opening 10 bars of soap at the same time is kinda OTT, right? :D) When I am not too tired at night I shower and use Cyleina Lavender soap and slather on Johnson's Melt Away Stress Daily Calming Lotion. Very relaxing, indeed :)
  • For my arms and legs I use Jergens Original Scent lotion and for my face I use Myra-E Whitening Facial Lotion.
  •  Now for my face, most often than not (except on special occasions. see above) I just use these products:

my makeup kit :)
  • My ultra-cute transparent makeup pouch contains a Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder in Natural for my face, oil blotting sheets to manage the oilies, Nivea Lip Care in Strawberry, in2it Moisture Release Lipstick in Flamingo, and Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lipgloss in Raspberry Juice for my lips, Revlon Sheer Gel Blush in Playful Pink and Ever Bilena Blush Me! blusher in Crazy, some hair ties for emergency bad hair days, some OTC meds, and a personalized Parken pen from Dane.
  • I spritz on Britney Spears in Fantasy or Still by J.Lo. Don't persecute me for using celebrity-designed perfumes! They do smell really good on me :) On regular days (like going out for groceries) I just use Penshoppe Refreshing Spritz in Tropicana.
  • I am a fan of sprucing up nails and I have already amassed quite a collection of nail polishes. I just love them colors :) My nails for the week:

I used Care Line in Love.
Such a pretty soft pink shade :)

And that's it! Hmm. I just realized I am not too complicated after all :) But I gotta start using skin products with sunblock now. Any recommendations? :)

In line with this post I would like to thank Mia for giving me this award:

I am now passing on this award to lovelies Andhari, Ana, Miss Guimba, Meream and Cha. Please do the tag as well! :) Cha, you don't need to do the tag anymore since you were the one who tagged me ;)


  1. I've heard a lot about Cyleina soaps but never dared to try them. I have to try them out some time! I love your makeup kit, just the bare minimum. I have too much makeup and I can't keep my makeup bag from busting out!

  2. As they say in commercials, try them for yourself and see the difference :D

    Thank you :) That kikay pouch has been with me for just three weeks now. I discarded the contents of my old makeup pouch that I don't use. I get by with just these products though somehow I feel it still lacks some items (eg. lash curler etc.) And I cannot fit my alcogel in there anymore :D

  3. thanks for doing the tag sis :)
    ooh i love britney's fantasy scent too! it smells so sweet heehee.

    and thanks for the award too sis <3
    have a good night!

  4. You're welcome Cha! And I have to agree about Fantasy by Britney Spears. I just love that I smell like cupcakes when I spritz it on :)


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