Powders and lippies, giggles and swearing with the pinkies… A girl will always be a girl. ☺
I may have down played the role of make-ups in my life. Well, my face never shouted “MAKE UP” anyway because I seldom use them but I have a certain fondness for them. I love checking their packaging and sampling them; and going through the ingredients, shades and textures. There lies my predicament. I would often end up buying a powder or a lippie or a blush (in their retail size) and use it once or twice and then leave them to expire. So it’s really a delight for me to find these beauty boxes which supply you samples of cosmetics as well as skin and body care products! I subscribed to BDJ beauty box for starter and let’s see how it goes. I look forward to the make-up samples but I am more excited for the skin care samples; I’m kinda vain in that department. ((:
Skin care is a must. Make-up, on the other hand, is not. It’s like the side dish to a main course, you can either have it or not and your tummy won’t really make a big deal of it. You know the sense of gratification you get when you use up a pen to its last drop of ink? I never felt that with a pressed powder, a lippie or a concealer, cos I rarely use them before they expire!
It has taken me some years of failing my budget and feeling bad for a purchase I do not use for me to realize enough is enough. No more buying all shades of lippies just because I want the colors (they really look yummy!). No more purchasing of powder or foundation just because the packaging is lovely or classy. Yes, I am guilty of those. Worse is, I do not just go to a drug store/supermarket and purchase them. I usually get these stuff in Beauty Bar or branded cosmetic and skin care outlets in malls, just imagine the price range.
With that awareness, I resolve to stick with the basics – cleanse-tone-moisturize; drink lots of water and green tea; eat healthy; get enough sleep; and use products with SPF. My skin will soon thank me. (:
Okay, I cannot say totally no to make-up so I will keep it simple in the make-up department. As most girls (if not every) will agree: oil-blotting films or a pressed powder and a colored lip balm/lippie always come in handy in your bag. Aside from those, I have to have this in my pouch: Happy Skin’s ZZ cream for my monthly acne appearance. It works impressively in calming, lightening and healing the zit without making my skin red and stingy (para selfie-ready! hahaha). I have to say, that cream is like a Silmaril in a basket of cosmetics and skin care gems, especially for acne-prone skin. ♥ Note: Does not replace acne medication ointment. It’s a second-skin/foundation cream for acne-prone skin to help lighten the zit while its ingredients heals it, for day-time use only.
I did say I will no longer splurge on make-ups, right? But on skin care products, it’s a different story. 😉