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Thursday, April 30, 2015

{Review}: Mario Badescu Skin Care



I'm back with another skin care review, and this time, the products are from Mario Badescu. Prior to this, I have never heard of their brand before. Apparently they focus on fighting acne, as well as anti-aging treatments. Thanks to Luxola, I got to try the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser and the Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion :D




BENEFITS:
  • Prevents pore congestion
  • Removes oil and makeup
  • Contains Salicylic Acid that fights acne bacteria



BENEFITS:
  • Does not dry up, burn, or irritate the skin because of cucumber properties
  • Dries up existing pimples
  • Stops new blemishes from growing





LIKES:
  • Really dries up pimples or spots
  • Face is less oily


DISLIKES:

  • The smell
  • The stinging effect after using the products



VERDICT:

Personally, I don't have acne issues, but I do have a few spots here and there from time to time. What I realized after using these 2 products, the pimple I had did dry up the next day and healed faster than usual. My face has also became less oily. However I did experience some slight stinging effects on my face after that. I'm not too sure if it is meant to be that way, but there were no allergies or redness or anything like that. I got my boyfriend to use this product too and his face is more sensitive than mine, and he finds the products alright as well :)

Luxola has kindly offered my readers a 15% discount code on all first time orders! Just key in the code BLX-GIRLMANDY during your check out and you're all set. Do take note that this code is only available for one month starting from now (30th April 2015), so hurry and place your orders ASAP! :D


Thanks for reading <3



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

{Review} Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream (BB Cream)



Recently I have been running low of sleep, and also, I have just recovered from a high fever, so the face have not been in the best condition.


Needless to point out that I have horrible dark eye circles now and also a few spots on my forehead and on the bridge of my nose.


If you are in a state like me (which I hope you are not), I figured the best way to look more refreshed is to apply just really light makeup before heading out. Trust me, a little amount does wonders.

So today, in courtesy of Natta Cosme, I will be trying out the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream, which is a BB Cream.




BENEFITS:

- Sun block (SPF40, PA++)
- Whitening
-Wrinkle Care
-Sebum control
- Blemish balm
- Alcohol free, No Paraben (suitable for sensitive skin!!)





PROPERTIES:

- slight shimmer effect
- comes in a tube form




APPLICATION:

- Dabbed the BB cream on my forehead, cheeks and the T-zone
- Used Cerro Qreen Natural Emulsion Powder Puff to blend it out 




VERDICT:

The coverage was quite minimal, my dark circles are still visible, concealer will do the trick. However I did notice that the BB cream did cover up my spots quite well. I was surprised that it gave out a rather pleasant floral scent and that it has a slight shimmering effect. It was rather easy to blend and it is not sticky at all, so plus points for that! 





LIKES:

- Covers redness quite well
- Pleasant scent
- Shimmering effect
- Not sticky
- have SPA


DISLIKES:

- tube form 




I think this BB Cream will do well as a basic every day light makeup foundation base. So if you want to try it out, do get yourself one from Natta Cosme  Its currently on discount and retailing at RM71.20 instead of RM89.00 :D Also, in conjunction of the upcoming Mother's Day, they are giving out RM6 discount when you purchase above RM100! Just use the code 105MD15 :)


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Half way through Sem 2


Mid sem break is here....and I'm still stuck in Uni because I have a KK Project going on this weekend, after that it'll be home sweet home for me!

The first half of semester 2 was quite manageable. Not too busy, but still quite fulfilling. These are the things that happened:

Career Path 2015




Career Path is an annual event in UM and this time the Business Club of University Malaya a.k.a UMBC (that's us!) were organizing it together with HEP.




 I was in the Publicity Department, biggest achievement was learning how to use Photoshop, which was something I wanted to learn for a very long time!! Albeit I'm still learning how to fully make use of the software but now that I have it in my laptop I can practice with it whenever I want!




I was mostly in charge of managing the Official Facebook page of Career Path 2015. Tried my best to be as efficient (live updates!) and as grammatically correct as possible, when updating about our event through the page. haha



Also became an usher for the first time during one of our Career Talks. Which ended up the speaker being super casual and fun, so he requested us to not be so formal, and we didn't have to escort him (and his team) out when they finished the talk. (Yay! *kicks off those painful formal shoes*)



All in all, I learned a lot throughout this whole event, and am glad to have had this opportunity :D



Parcel shipping



Just figured out the wonders of shipping my parcels to my residential college. It is SO convenient because there will always be someone there to take them for you (thanks to all the awesome staff in the office!). Don't need to worry about missing you parcels and having to go get them yourselves.

Some of them are things that I bought, some are stuff that I won from giveaways and some are sponsored items.


Broken Items



How many umbrellas must one go through during one's University lifespan =_=

I somehow misplaced my UM umbrella, the green one from F.O.S decided to not to shut itself anymore so it's very inconvenient for me to put it in my bag, and the pink one from 7-11 have also decided to break down on me.

I give up.


My purple furry pencil box from Daiso broke too T_____T But this was totally my fault la, it got stuck between the chairs in one of the lecture halls and I yanked it too hard so the zipper broke. *cries* Need to go back to Daiso and find a nice new pencil box. Hoping there's no GST implementation on Daiso items ==


Leisure time


In between events, projects, assignments, and tests, I had my fair bit of play time. Sort of. Heh.


Went to watch the Basketball match during the Law-Med Interfaculty Challenge and UMBC got first place! Yay!




Had a trip to Petrosains! This outing is counted as semi-leisure la I think because we actually went there for our assignment. lol. It has been so long since the last time I was there, still as fun as I remembered :D



Caught a few movies too and they were all so good!

Kingsman - Didn't even mind that I paid RM16 for the ticket. Well worth every single cent.

ABTM 3 - As usual, Jack Neo movies never fail to make me laugh and cry throughout the whole movie. Really hoping there will be an ABTM 4!

Fast and Furious 7 - Not really a die-hard fan but this movie was still good and their tribute to Paul Walker was just so emotional T____T


Credits: Jack Yap Photography
Credits: Jacky Yap Photography

 FESENI (Festival Seni Universiti Malaya) just ended recently and I went to support for 2 events which was the Chinese Cultural Dance Competition and the Choir Competition. I think my college did a great job *claps hands* Props to everyone for giving their all during practices and the actual day itself!




This pretty much sums up my first half of Semester 2. There are some events that I have yet to blog about because they are related to the upcoming KK Project this weekend, so I guess I will save them for another post.


Can't wait to go home!



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