|BEAUTY TIPS| Beginner’s Guide to Korean 10-step Skincare

beginner 10 step skincare routine

I've been posting so many reviews in a row from cleanser to sunblock but I haven't really talked about how they all go into my own routine. I now have like 20+ in-progress products (SIAL?) with new members coming in almost every month (WHAAAAT? *I CANNOT CURB MY URGE*). I actually follow the 10-step Korean skincare routine and modify the routine depending on my skin condition (and how lazy tired I am that day). So, today let's scratch the surface a little with this short and sweet beginner's guide that I put together to help you begin.

|REVIEW| Things You Should Know Before Buying From Althea.kr

althea malaysia review
Task: find that random strand of hair.

(Posting earlier because I'm flying off to Perth this Saturday and I seriously need to start packing soon!)

I finally made my first purchase from Althea Malaysia this February (and I'm only writing my thoughts now LOL)! I've had my eyes on the Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (watch my awkward First Impression Review!) since ages ago but didn't make up my mind until Althea offers this perfect discount on it. By that time I still hadn't used up my The Body Shop Moisture White™ Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream which I've had for at least three years. Whaaat? That's like forever! The The Body Shop eye cream only has 15ml! Yet I managed to keep it for three years which I'm sure is way past its expiry date, woo (no I wasn't trying to save money).

p.s. I was having this dilemma of whether to add a 'the' in front The Body Shop. Grammatically, I think I should (so I did, it was not a typo), but it just looks really weird, what do you think?

|REVIEW| Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Light + Fake vs Real

guerisson 9 complex cream light review

The horse oil didn't, my tripod did. I always use tripod to take my pictures because I love using low ISO which in turn needs low shutter speed. This morning when I was having a photoshoot session for my 'model', I carefully positioned my camera and proceeded to screwing it in place. For a moment everything looked fine. As I went on to position the horse oil cream (Ha! The 'model') for photography, I heard a loud thud. My camera had fallen 90 degree downwards, with its base barely attached to the top of the tripod. 

|REVIEW| Scary Exfoliator: Cure Natural Aqua Gel Review

cure exfoliator review

I bought into the Cure hype when I was looking for an exfoliator after my existing one was done. After spending late nights searching through the internet (that is how hardcore I was!), I decided on this Natural Aqua Gel by Cure which comes from Japan. When I read Japan, for a second I thought, "there was no way I could get this in Malaysia." Not until I saw a Facebook post by SaSa Malaysia to announce the availability of the gel in their stores! I shed the tears of joy and bought it the next day at SaSa Sunway Pyramid.

|REVIEW| Rice For Skin Whitening: Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off

rice for skin whitening

I had the worst experience when I first tried out this rice mask. I broke out everywhere, even on places I don't normally do, like my neck. I had the mask all over my face and  my neck area and I regret for not doing a patch test beforehand! I couldn't sleep and I was so bothered with my skin condition I couldn't stand looking at my own reflection in the mirror. Eventually I visited a doctor to have the problem sorted out. All he could do was gave me some pills and told me to wait it out. *sobs* For weeks I didn't want to go anywhere. Thank goodness there was no school so all I did was staying at home and searching on ways to get over it. What I came across saved my life (I made it sound so serious haha!) and my money.

|REVIEW| Mother's Day Gift Idea: I'm From Ginseng Serum

ginseng on skin

I'm 22 and I'm here introducing you a wrinkle improvement product. A wrinkle product that I actually think is good. As a K-beauty addict I've been educated by so many other believers to start wrinkle care as early as I can. When Wishtrend offered me the opportunity to review this I'm From Ginseng Serum, I took it without turning back. 

So, sit back, relax and enjoy while I experiment the serum on some of my fine line for you. Just so you know, as much as I love to review skincare products for you, I still feel very insecure about showing you closeups of my skin. You know about my best friend right? It'll be great if you could let me know whether the closeups are helping your decisions! Just a simple "Yes, it helps!" in the comment section below would totally make my day.

|REVIEW| White Cast Effect: Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask Review

Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask review

Talking about a pore clay mask makes me feel nervous. Because the only way I can show you how great/bad a pore clay mask is, is by showing you my own pores (and be embarrassed by it). I don't think my pores are as huge as some I've seen or terribly dirty, but insecurity is my best friend. He is always ready to nag me on some trivial matter, especially when it comes to my skin. So, you've been warned! If you proceed to click "read more", or if you are already looking at the full post, brace yourself for some close-ups of my skin.

|REVIEW| COSRX Centella Blemish Cream: 1st Acne Cream After 22 Years

cosrx acne scar

I'm normally discouraged from getting an acne cream because I don't believe in them. I don't believe there is anything that can magically size down inflammation and kill rampant bacteria overnight. I'm all about, "if our own complex immune system (yo WBC!) can't do it, nothing can." So I tend to dismiss all acne product advertisements and laugh at those videos about acne products.

Not that I don't need them because I have acnes too, which especially love to frequent the tip of my nose! I've even been named red nose reindeer in my high school life. But still, I just wanted to let them run their course while I ran around using my hair to cover up my face when I saw some cute boys.

When COSRX first stepped into the game, I stopped running.