Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SK-II PITERA WELCOME SET | My 30-Day Experience with SK-II (BEFORE & AFTER)


I remember seeing SK-II commercials everywhere, and where its ambassadors would rave about the Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) as a “miracle water” claiming it would give crystal clear skin to its users.

I know that SK-II is considered "high-end" in the skincare world and I never really bothered about it. But I realized that youth and skin is precious and it's better to spend more sometimes. So this year, as I am finally embarking  on my anti-aging skin care journey, I decided to give the highly raved SK-II a go.

I am a self-professed skin care junkie. I don't know when, but I think it was the last 1-2 years that I started to take really good care of my skin because, well, age.

I surprise myself sometimes.


PRE-SK-II: SK-II SKIN ANALYSIS RING TEST (BEFORE)

I did my first official magic ring skin analysis test with SK-II back in 21 December 2017 (last month). And because I am awesome like that, here are my Magic Ring Score results for all to see:

So, my results show that my skin age is 2 years younger than my actual age.

I'm quite happy that my texture refinement scored the highest among the 5. That meant that my hydrating skin care was working. Hydration is super, SUPER important for good skin.

For radiance control and spot control, I scored okayyy. You're supposed to score around 50% for satisfactory skin. 48% - 54%  is 24-25 years old. Which is slightly younger than your real skin age. But still, it can be further improved.

But, for firmness power and wrinkle resilience. Oh. My. Good. Lord. Especially firmness. Basically those 2 readings were screaming at me to incorporate anti-aging products and lifestyle changes to my routine. I even wrote a post on HOW TO STAY YOUNG after that. LOL.

So for the first time in my life, my journey with SK-II began.

SK-II STARTER KIT | PITERA WELCOME SET | My 30-DAY EXPERIENCE

I purchased their basic welcome set containing the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) and RNA Moisturizer.

I use the 3 every day and night. However, for the FTE, I prefer to pour out the essence onto my palms and pat in on my face directly. I just feel like I won't be wasting so much and my skin can absorb more of it. I also sometimes apply more than 1 layer of the FTE because I feel more is, well more. Haha. No, seriously, my skin just soaks up the goodness of the Pitera and I feel that my skin looks better if I apply more.

By the way, I absolutely love the moisturizer. I don't know why, but it's the bomb. My skin feels extremely supple after it.

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At night, I also layer on my holy grail Argan oil for face before the moisturizer. This gives the extra hydration needed by your skin. Hydration + anti-aging = winning skin care combo.

Also, have I told you I love masks? I use masks every few days and I absolutely adore the instant effects masks have on my skin.

WILL I EXPERIENCE PURGING?

I've heard from some of my friends that their skin experienced purging when they first used the SK-II FTE. Purging meant their skin experienced break outs when using the FTE. The reason is because the FTE works to "detox" your skin from the inside out before you can start seeing the results it claims.

So I was a bit worried that my skin would experience purging but luckily it didn't. It's been nearly a month of religiously using the kit every day and night, and there hasn't been any adverse effects on my skin. Each person's skin is different, and so will react differently. Just ensure you start out with the welcome set first before deciding to splurge on the full sizes.


POST-SK-II: SK-II SKIN ANALYSIS RING TEST (AFTER)

So on 21.01.2018, I went back again to the SK-II counter to have my skin checked. I was quite curious and slightly nervous to see how my skin fared after 30-days of incorporating the products into my regime.

Here are my results AFTER:

VERDICT (AFTER)





OMG. I honestly didn't know whether my skin would even show any improvement. But OMG. It's now 22 years old! I'm honestly quite surprised how my skin improved in 30 days. Super happy I tell you!

My results have really been balanced out. Although my texture refinement has gone down, I think it was because during my first test, I actually put a face mask in the morning that day.

But of course I can't expect my skin to always have this good of a result. I still have to take care of my diet (DIET PLAYS A SUPER IMPORTANT PART!) and exercise consistently. Anyhow, I'm still super happy <3

W H E R E   T O   B U Y

You can get SK II products from any SK II counters in shopping mall department stores in Asia.

But right, I give you a tip, you can buy SK-II online and get them for slightly cheaper. One e-commerce website I recommend getting them from is LAZADA because it's a pretty reputable site and they offer pretty good discounts there.

However, if you're not from around Asia, you can get SK-II products online from AMAZON too.


Toodles till my next post! ~

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BRACES: Should You Extract Your Teeth? | Will Extractions Ruin My Face?

Continuing my braces series video, today's braces video will be tackling a very debated issue. Should you extract your teeth for braces? I remember I took a super long time to finally extract my teeth.

In this video, I'll be answering some common questions regarding extractions, particularly in adult cases such as the pain of extractions, will extractions cause a sunken face and other alternatives to teeth extraction.


Hope the video helped allay some of your fears regarding extractions! Once again, thank you for watching!

I shall see you in my next post! :)

Monday, January 8, 2018

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS | GOALS & RESOLUTIONS 2018

After so long, I have finally collaborated with my awesome bro, Thiveya, on a video for this new year's resolutions!

We've always wanted to do a pillow talk / girl talk kind of video for a while now, and I'm so happy we've finally filmed our first video together!

So we decided on 7 main resolutions this year:
  1. Set realistic goals
  2. Don't dwell too much on the past
  3. Be fearless in the pursuit of happiness
  4. Be consistent
  5. You are what you eat
  6. Get up, dress up and show up
  7. Exercise

I hope you enjoyed the video. I know it is a little bit too long, but ah well, it's okay. Always room for improvement, the next video will definitely be shorter and more concise.

For those of you who watched the video until the end, hope you enjoyed our giggles and most importantly, I hope the video brightened your day :)

Till my next post :)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Braces 101: My Braces Journey So Far | Extractions, Cost, Pain, Types of Braces etc.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

First post of the year. I've had this idea for quite some time to do a series of braces on YouTube. For my first braces video, I talked about my extractions, cost of braces in Malaysia, types of braces and other braces related questions.

I started my braces journey on November 2015. I've had braces for about 2 years and a month now. Before I had braces or during the process of having braces, I had a million questions to ask and I was always scouring forums and binge watching a heck a lot of YouTube videos on braces.

Now that I've been on braces for some time, I want to in turn share my experience and tips and advices so far with people who were in the same boat as me previously.

 
Hope you guys found the video informative and helpful! xoxo