Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Daily Beauty Routine

I got tagged by the pretty Ena to do a daily beauty routine so here goes.

First up will be the items used the most in my current (Seasonal and depends on what I like at the time) Day & Night Skincare Routine .

Starting from the Left going clockwise:

1. Dove Gentle Exfoliating Daily Facial Cleansing Pillows - gentle enough to be used everyday. The cleansing pillow has 2 sides for gentle cleansing or for exfoliation.

2. Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Multi Cleanser - Makeup removing, foam cleansing and micro scrubbing. Honestly, my skin feels really clean after using this but I feel a tad bit on the dry side and the smell is a little strong...

3. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash - To help prevent blemishes.

4. Etude House Happy Teatime Peach Tea Cleansing Foam - I love the smell so this stays in the shower for the morning.

5. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - I love this but I don't like using it around the eye area because it gives me fuzzy vision after washing... so I have #6.

6. Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover - Removes even waterproof mascara. Will probably try something else after finishing...

7. Dove SkinVitalizer - Use with #1 to better exfoliate with mechanical vibrations.

Number 1+7, 2, & 3 really depends on the weather and how much makeup I'm wearing for the day.

Starting from the Left going clockwise:

1. Shiseido Pureness Balancing Softener Alcohol Free - Used in conjuction with #2 & #6.

2. Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil-Free - I use this as my day moisturizer.

3. Laneige Eye Designer Cream - I use this at night only because it is on the heavy side so it take longer to absorb.

4. Kevin Beautymaker Aquamarine Hydrating Eye Serum - I use this in the morning because it is light, hydrating, and absorbs relatively fast for faster makeup application. :D

5. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Plus - My current love!! Last step of my nightly ritual to help lock in all the moisture at night to wake up with plump-hydrated skin.

6. DHC Platinum Silver Nanocolloid - I use this at night after

Now that I'm typing everything up, I'm beginning to think I'm being too complicated but I don't get huge breakouts... :D So I can't be too crazy!

My current Daily Makeup Routine:

Starting from the Left going clockwise:

1. Etude House Top 10 V-Line BB Cream with SPF 27 - I use this more often because it covers blemishes fairly well so I don't need that much concealer.

2. Laneige Snow Crystal Dual (with concealer in the top white section) Founation with SPF 22 in 23 Sand Beige

3. MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Veil - I was told by a SA that this helps the foundation last longer... I use this when I don't use #1.

4. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in 20 Peach Satin - I switch between this and #5.

5. TheFaceShop Illuminating Cushion Blusher 01 Pink

6. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus

I just realized that I didn't even open the blush to show the color when I posted my TFS haul a while back.

TFS Illuminating Cushion Blusher 01 Pink
A very pretty pearly/shimmery pink. Sorry I couldn't get a great picture.

Starting from the Left going clockwise:

1. Kevin Beautymaker Princess Repairing Lip Balm - I love this! Smells great! Looks Pretty!! & Feels great on the lips!!!

2. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack - For days when I have time to apply it and when I have a clean brush.

3. MAC Prep + Prime Lash - I have Asian lashes...

4. Avon Ultra Luxury Brow Liner in Light Golden Brown

5. MAC Pearlglide Eye Liner in Black Russian - Very pretty black liner with shimmer/glitter. Waterproof.

6. Maybelline Great Lash in Very Black - I carry this with me so I won't cry if I lose it.

7. The Body Shop Divide & Multiply Mascara in 01


9. MAC Suntints Liquid Lip Balm with SPF 20 in Full of Grace

10. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Compact - I carry this around with me for blotting...

MAC Retrospeck (Lustre). My daily e/s.

Wow! That was long... I never realized that I use so much on a daily basis. Now I want to tag anyone who is reading to do this. It was fun reading Ena's and learning about new products. :D

So I went grocery shopping last night and picked up these 2 items that were not in the store before... Or maybe I was oblivious... Each were less then $4 so why not?

L- St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub for Blemish & Black Head Control - I never knew that they had this formula. The tube says New Look so it is probably not new. Anyways, I used it already. It smells so good and leaves me so clean and soft. I love it!

R- Freeman Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal - Have not tried tried this yet but is supposed to "purge pores & firm and smoothe skin". For the days when I don't have an actual avocado in my fridge.

Last thing to show..
I want everyone to meet.........................
.............last night's dinner! haha! I was a little iffy at the missing tip on the claw but I didn't want to go back to Shoprite... My husband asked me if it was still moving and I said yes. Who would buy dead lobster? It was still moving in the bag. My husband felt bad for the lobster then because I was going to butcher it ( I had to cut it up to make Cantonese Style)... I didn't take pictures of the cooking process because it was my first time cutting and cooking lobster... I was not afraid of the lobster but it was disturbing when it still moved after I separated its head from its body with the head cut in half..... End result: Yummy in the tummy!!



sizbelle said...

nice post on your beauty routine, seems like i have to take some pics for mine haha, you use Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Plus , after ur post i think its like approved for buying haha. Your post remind me of my previous buy the Kevin Beautymaker eye serum, oh where is it... i think i need to find it...

You know how to butcher lobster?

Miss.Friendz said...

Thanks for sharing your daily routine.

I bet your lobster was very tasty indeedy!!

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Wow cool :) hehe how's Laneige working out for you? I always wanted to try that but nobody around me is using that :) Please review it when you have the time.

Also that Lobster, yummyyyy :)

amynaree said...

great post! yeah you don't actually realize how much stuff you use until you actually how to talk about it hehe... nice products.. i'm curious to try the sleeping pack now

Wan said...

Sizbelle, I watched a itunes podcast thing by Ming Tsai. I think it was called Lobster 101. :D

All I can say right now is that I love the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack. It is also cheaper then Clinique's Moisture Surge (very good too) which is $34 for only 50 ml while Laneige is $23 for 80 ml. Sometimes, I find creams too sticky even though I use very little but the water sleeping pack is gel like and is absorbed very fast.

I will try to do some reviews on other Laneige products soon. :D

Shopn'Chomp said...

Love lobster! But I don't know if I have the balls to cook it myself. :( Kudos to you!

I love UDPP too. Thanks for sharing your routine!

LyNn said...

hey yui.
i've never seen Etude House Top 10 V-Line BB Cream with SPF 27 around before.
how much is it?

have you tried avon's ultra luxury eye liner?
is it good? :)