Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Beauty Resolutions for 2014

Good day mate!


Through the very awesome Butterfly Project, YADAH is inviting 50 bloggers to a party this coming 4th of January! 

I AM EXCITED BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN TO A SINGLE BLOGGER EVENT FOR OVER A YEAR ALREADY AND THIS EVENT SOUNDS PREEETTY DARN GOOD. God so help me I am going to this one.

The lil' girl's Yadah and that's her pet alien, Yom Yom. Hi Yadah. Hi Yom yom.

To stand a chance of being chosen as one of the lucky 50, YADAH x The Butterfly Project prompted me to stand back and think about how I wanted to improve my overall wellness and uhm... beauty for the coming year.

So I present to you MY BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS:

1. Love myself
If you're confident and happy with how you are and look, nothing else matters. One bad habit is to compare ourselves with other people. So I try my best lah.


2. Stop touching my face.
You see, the worse my skin is, the more tempted I am to fuss about my skin. Everyone shares my sentiments? So one way I found effective to combat this is to not look at the mirror (as much as possible) and to put my mind on other matters.

3. Eat healthier and more
Since I lost a bit too much weight, my skin has been in a pretty bad shape. So I've been trying to eat more food and healthier food. 

My drawing of food looks very bland. Because healthy food is bland. No I'm just kidding. No I'm not. But I will eat.
Although I will always love my maggi.

4. Sleep earlier
Good quality sleep = healthy, glowy skin.
Lemme get this straight. I sleep very late as a habit. But this is going to change next year because I have to be waking up at 5 something a.m. for the next 2 months. I will have no choice. Blessing in disguise!

5. Work that booty!
FYI, I just finished my exams. So I wrote down a list of thing to do after exams. I haven't gotten to the exercise part yet. I am going to get to it. I think I'm going for more resistance training and less cardio. Because I don't wanna lose any more boobies.

6. Buy GOOD QUALITY make up & throw the bad ones out
THIS. God so help me, I am going to BUY. Due to the fact that I don't put make up much at all, my old make up has gone stale. But next year, I resolve to spend more time "decorating" my face =.= and invest in QUALITY make up and not cheapos.

7. Use natural, organic products. (This is a long one. You are going to suffer)
Psychologically, I am very uncomfortable with using chemical-based products. Because I don't wanna die young, I research suspicious sounding ingredients and what I find are not exactly unicorns.

This is also due to the fact that I come from a family that advocates taking care of the skin through using as little chemicals as possible. I've also seen first hand what harsh chemicals like steroids can do to the skin over time. And it is not a pretty sight.


I know it's nearly impossible to avoid using chemicals. I do use chemical-based skincare although I try to minimize my dependence on them as much as possible. But there are dangerous cancer-causing substances like parabens and sulphates out there that we should avoid if we can. 

I've been researching natural skincare methods like oil-cleansing (not with your usual cleansing oil but rather with actual organic cold-pressed oils like olive oil, avacado oil etc.), uses of apple cider vinegar and mixing up vegetables and fruits as face masks. 

The problem with natural remedies is that it's time consuming and it is going to create a lot of mess in the kitchen. Also you have to be careful not to mess up your skin's acid mantle (the natural balance of the skin) so research is inevitable.

Organic skincare lines like Juice Beauty and KORA Organics are pretty pricey and not available in Malaysia. 

So long-winded...

So when I was introduced to YADAH skincare, an organic natural South Korean skincare line, my interest was piqued. 


Not only is this line gentle yet effective, it's also chemical-free, has no artificial colouring and is derived from natural plant ingredients!
OKAY. I NEED THIS. PLEASE. SOMEONE HELP ME. I NEED THIS SO BAD.

Click on the pic above to find out more about Yadah Malaysia!

And I researched their prices. I must say they are quite affordable. Now, I don't know about you but... is this GOD SENT??? 

Gotta try it to believe it!

Thank you once again to The Butterfly Project Malaysia for kicking off the new year in the most perfect way for us butterflies! And thank you LITTLE WONTON for agreeing to play host to this partayy :)

If you're interested in joining this giveaway, simply go to: https://www.facebook.com/ButterflyProjectMalaysia and click the giveaway tab.

Just follow the instructions and you're done!

Like my facebook fanpage HERE. This is where I'll be posting all my blog related stuff there.
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Kampung girl signing off.

* SO WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS? *

P.s.: I'm so sorry my drawing sucks. I drew it on the Note 10.1. I still need practice.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Hermo Christmas Wish List

HERMO

What is it: A reputable online shop that offers an extensive range of beauty products at reduced prices like EVERYDAY I no lie.

My first experience with Hermo was when they gave me a pair of feet mask to review. You can read my review HERE and enjoy pictures of my foot.

And recently about a few weeks back, I made my first virgin purchase with Hermo for 2 aloe vera gels.


I was very, very pleasantly surprised by their very punctual delivery and the way they wrapped up my products. A++ I no lie again.

Hermo sells quite a variety of korean beauty brands like Etude House, Yadah, Tony Moly, Nature Republic and the latest craze 3CE cosmetics.

Can someone tell me why 3CE resellers in Malaysia are SO reluctant to state their prices out in the public and would rather us potential customers whatsapp them privately to ask for the price? Why so fishy sia?

Fyi, Hermo states their 3CE prices for everyone to see.

And truthfully, korean/japanese brands are all I'm really interested in now. I really honestly just enjoy browsing through. Because I am still a student with no income.

BUT THEN. Wait for it...

This Christmas month, guess what girls? Hermo, in collaboration with the Butterfly Project, has decided to play SANTA 2013!!!

So this is how you get your chance at having your X'mas wish come true.

How To Make A Wish List?

Browse hermo.com.my and make a wish list worth up to RM80 on any products you set your lovely eyes upon. Link it to the product page. Your wish list can be combined or just consist of 1 item. Santa Hermo will visit your blog & grant lucky butterflies wishes this Christmas!

25th Nov- 14th Dec: Create your Wish List on your blog
17th Dec - 24th Dec: Santa Hermo grants wishes! 

I'll write more on how you can submit your entry down below. But before that...

What did I wish for?

1. TonyMoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream SPF30 / PA++ 50ml (RM65)


THIS. Santa, I want THIS.

I am going to start my internship next year. So I need to look presentable yet I don't want to be going to work with a layer of foundation which may feel too heavy and may lead to breakouts.

CC creams are lighter than BB creams and I really don't mind a lighter coverage because I'm used to going around bare faced anyway.

AND I've never tried a CC cream before. Only BB. So I really want to try my hand at one of these.

For the remaining RM15, I am going for a mask.

2. Beautymate Baby Skin Ultra Moisture Barrier Mask (RM9.90)

Just look at the packaging. LOOK AT IT goddammit. Okay.

*fingers crossed*

So children of the blogosphere, you can enter this giveaway by following the relevant steps HERE.

Build your Christmas list, like a few facebook pages and submit your entry. Easy.

Remember to link the product link to your blog and link Hermo to your blog.

While you're at it, why don't you sign up as a member for The Butterfly Project? It's a Malaysian beauty blogger community that holds MANY events for us budding beauty bloggers. 

Very interesting and fun! Although unfortunately I could not make it for their events this year :( 

For those of you who don't own a blog or just simply do not have the time to blog, fret not! For the month of December 2013, Hermo is running awesome deals. I repeat, awesome deals. So awesome that you'll want to continue plastering your butts on the chair for the next 5 hours. So go! Shop!