I'm Back!  

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I'm back after a long disappearance!

As I blogged about Potions Junkie being lost in space (link here); I was annoyed and worried at the same time that all my blog entries would be lost - forever. I don't have backups of my posts.. usually I would just type as thoughts come to mind (anyone has a great backup system to share please?)

In the earlier months I tried to recover the blog but everything was too technical on the general forum. No one was replying to my post. I then thought might as well take a break to see if I miss blogging..

Turns out I do miss it. I miss churning out random thoughts but at the same time, was thinking what if I blog again from scratch and the same thing happen again? That my blog would suddenly disappear? I was particularly annoyed as I couldn't locate a proper contact to Blogger team to address an issue.

Tonight I have even set up a new Wordpress account after I posted a help request one last time. Thankfully just within an hour, a kind person helped me out...

... hence, I'm back! Happy!

AMPM Skin Ecological Indoor Defense Cream  

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Together with the Skin Ecological Complex, I bought these on BOGO too. But I don't remember how much. I've used up both (all 4) by now, and time to get rid of the bottles and tubes. Spring cleaning- yet again!

These IDC come in a toothpaste like tube, each 30g.
It is slightly yellow in color, and feels like thick yogurt. When applied after the SEC, it absorbed almost immediately and skin felt matte. It is softly scented, I don't find it annoying my nose at all.

I find this having a great oil control function - because when paired with SEC - my skin was constantly in great condition. No mid day oiliness, end of day fatigue, signs of exhaustion. Just nice and matte. :D

This is also the reason why I've been complaining of the lack of a suitable day cream, after this one finished. (but I might have found a near replacement hehe). 

Definitely looking to repurchase this soon.

AMPM Skin Ecological Complex  

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Nett Wt: 30ml
Price: In the RM20+ range (I bought these at a discounted price + BOGO)

These were one of the best buys from my Taiwan trip. The texture of the serum is watery but when applied did not appear whitish. They absorb beautifully without the slimy feel.

I find these rather similar to Dermalogica Booster. But of course, at a much cheaper price. My skin tends to look healthy and supple when I apply this, sans redness which I'm prone to. 

I'm hoping to repurchase this soon.

Travel Essentials - Beauty  

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After numerous trips (either out of town, or overseas); I've come to a conclusion on my beauty travel essentials.

* Almost 99% of the time I'd be dammed lazy to go through the entire routine. Usually I'd be out all day with lots of walking and would come back very late at night. I won't even wanna shower but that's non-negotiable.

* Of course when I pack for the trip I'd do the complete routine including makeup and all. But most of the time I couldn't even be bothered with foundation.

* I would however cleanse properly. Double cleanse. Scrub and masks; if any means I'm extra diligent. I occasionally will use sheet mask (when I will up myself to lie still and not busy taking pics of my loot). My multiple findings are scrub is a must too if the stay is longer than 4 days.

* Next a moisturising toner. Eye cream and then serum and moisturiser.  Because sleeping with air conditioning zaps my skin dry. For longer trip I'd pack sleeping mask.

For my recent 3 days trip here are the items I actually reached for.. consistently.

= cotton pads and ear buds. Useful to exfoliate with toner. You do clean your ears right?

= hair leave in conditioner. My long hair is giving me the ÷=£₩/_£@$ if I don't use something to condition. This is a repeated purchase. My long hair don't PMS on me when I spritz this on.

= lip balm. Well same like for skin. I can't stand tight dry lips.

= eye cream. Sachet sample is best and most convenient.

= serum and moisturiser. Same as eye cream.

= scissors. To cut those sachets. I hate to tear with hand as it would look disfigured (crazy).

= perfume. Alot of walking means potential body odour. Keep fresh and smell nice.

= panty liner. Hehehe I pack alot of these as I need to feel dry and fresh on the go.

However I do need to amp up on diligence in using sunscreen and some sheer foundation. After all I do wanna look good in pics! :)

Gowoonsesang Brightening Balm SPF30 PA++  

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Dr G Says:

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Price: RM98 from Sasa, but they always have sales (Buy 1 Free 1 / second at 50%)

Before I stopped frequenting Sasa (Penang branch - I dislike their arrogant salespersons and their lack of product knowledge); I am glad I got this gem.
Because for sometime now, I haven't manage to find another BB Cream as good as this :S

This BB cream is not thick and makes application quite a breeze. I usually just blend with fingers. It gave me flawless dewy finish which lasted the whole day. No need for powder. It did however leave a slight grey cast upon application, but it adjusted to my skin tone perfectly minutes after that. 

When I had this on, you can't tell my skin is prone to redness. Now I only wish it doesn't have to cost RM98 heh.

Kiehl's Acai Damage Correcting Moisturizer  

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Kiehl's Says:
An antioxidant-enriched, non-greasy, organic moisturizer
  • Skin is visibly renewed, smoother, and more even-toned
  • Ecocert Organic Certified with 100% Natural Origin Ingredients
  • Paraben- and Silicone-free
  • Dermatologist tested for gentleness and suitable for sensitive skin

Foxy Frangipani Says:
As I only had 1 of this, I used this on my second trip to KL with the serum. This texture is much thicker, and lighter in colour. But the scent is similar to the serum.

Upon application I feel an immediate suppleness on skin. Together with the citrusy scent it felt relaxing. However with continuous use I find it a little too rich for my skin; and I need to blot more. Couldn't really fault this moisturizer but I wasn't in love with it. 

I don't think I will be purchasing this - I'm currently finishing one by Pangea and I think I found The One? ;)

Kiehl's Acai Damage Repairing Serum  

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Kiehl's Says:
An organic serum that repairs skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity

  • Ecocert Organic Certified with 100% Natural Origin Ingredients
  • Paraben- and Silicone-free
  • Dermatologist tested for gentleness and suitable for sensitive skin

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Kiehl's gives the most generous samples ever! 5ml of this Acai Serum lasted me about 5-7 uses :)

Now next to the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, this is my favourite item from Kiehl's. I'll tell you why..

With most samples, I tend to save them for holidays use. So I packed this with me during two of my trips to KL recently. First was for a friend's wedding. It was quite a mad rush trip and earlier with some very very late nights; then there was meeting up with relatives and shopping mad before the wedding dinner. So my skin was kinda dull.. from the lack of sleep.

I used this without expecting anything in specific (also my skin dislike the air conditioning). The texture is quite runny, and brown in colour. I love the citrusy scent but had a hard time exacting the smell. It spreads and absorb easily and fits my requirement when it didn't leave me a tacky feel.

But boy.. the next morning I woke up to really good looking skin. Of course I couldn't believe my eyes so I asked The Husband to verify lol. Just one application and I see supple well rested skin. Whoa, but after the sachet I told myself to calm down.. maybe I was a little OTT.

Then the next trip - I fell sick with food poisoning. I spent the night throwing up with no sleep. But even when I was sick, I still care about my skincare. Again I was so pleased when the sun rose and I can see myself clearly.. I didn't have to look haggard going to the doctor lol. Skin looks healthy, just the stomach sick then.

The only thing that holds me back from rushing to the store and buying a full bottle? I have too many serums at the moment :( Also my MRC are coming to an end (after lasting so long!) I sure look forward to purchasing the serum soon. Airport - travel exclusive size please?