Hello everyone, I am back after a while 🙂 ... Sorry for going AWOL but I had to do quite a bit of travelling during last few months. Anyway, now that I am back, let's talk about some affordable skincare... Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I recently bought a few … Continue reading THE ORDINARY | affordable skincare – Part 1
Phew! It's been a hot minute since I posted last... My PhD sometimes get's in the way 😁 Anyway, finally, I am going to talk about the Sunday Riley power couple. If you remember, I bought this about two months ago when I was at Mecca Maxima. These are probably two of the most hyped products … Continue reading SUNDAY RILEY| Power couple
I always hunt for affordable but good quality makeup. Last week, I grabbed a few items from Postie+ and The Warehouse. I haven't had the chance to wear all of these long enough to test their longevity, but I definitely swatched them and wore them a bit. Below is what I think... LA Colors eyeshadow palettes These … Continue reading Mini Haul | Treasures from the drugstore
One of my pregnant friends asked me, what she should avoid during pregnancy in term of skincare and makeup. So I did a little digging. Here is a summary of everything I read. I will provide links if anyone needs to read further about any of the compounds given below. High risk (Scientifically proven to … Continue reading Should you care, what you wear on your skin during pregnancy?
I went on a mad hunt last weekend to find the best shampoo for my oily hair with dry ends (combination hair). Believe it or not, there are not many shampoos in the supermarkets in NZ - Pak n' Save, Countdown, New world or even in Farmers (I did not try the high-end shops like shampoo … Continue reading GARNIER | Oily Roots Dry Ends
Essence Lash Princess mascara is a cult favourite. There are two types of mascara in this line - one is volumising, and the other is lengthening (false lash effect). Because everyone raves about this and because it is quite affordable in NZ too, I bought the lengthening one (the green one) to test out if it … Continue reading ESSENCE| Lash Princess Mascara
I am huge eBay fan! Whenever I need to buy a tool, electronic item, or even beauty accessories, one of the first places I search is eBay. Although one need to be very careful when buying off eBay because of false advertising, counterfeit items as well as piracy, it is a buyers' paradise if you find … Continue reading eBay finds| Makeup mixing palette
I just got back from the makeup heaven :D... AKA Mecca Maxima. There is a Mecca (cosmetica) in almost all the major towns in NZ. But only one Mecca Maxima - in Christchurch. This place needs its own post (probably soon!) but let's move on to see what I bought. I had several things shortlisted … Continue reading Beauty Hunts – Episode 1
I first heard of Coty Airspun loose powder from Tati. Since she raved about it so much, I had to try it. Unfortunately, then NZ did not have this powder to purchase in-store or online. So I searched eBay and found one for about NZ $15 with free shipping. The powder is finely milled, soft … Continue reading Coty | Airspun Loose Powder
As a teenager, I had pretty thick, long and healthy hair. All I did then was to use a shampoo that my mum bought and oil the hair pretty often. But as the years go by, I have lost quite a bit of it, and also the texture has changed; Oiling is not that frequent … Continue reading Do you know your hair?