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Best Most Natural Looking and Most Comfortable Wigs To Exist | INH HAIR

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Ever wanted to try a new hairstyle but you’re afraid of having it on permanently? Me too. SAME. Eversince quarantine started, my urge to DO SOMETHING to my hair has grown..I did cut my bangs and it looked good for 2 hours and then I regretted everything.

Did you know there are wig, hair pieces, hair extensions companies out there that provide simple replacements? Wanna be Ariana Grande for the day? SURE! Wanna be the Princess of Genovia for the night? GO RIGHT AHEAD! Introducing your one stop shop to everything HAIR:

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b5bbf3a6-4664-4f7b-b64d-984c49d41a0fLet’s start with how I discovered this company. I’m a big fan of Colourpop and an even bigger fan of their star Marketing Team, Sharon and Jordynn. Sharon is now with Illmakiage.

However, both Sharon and Jourdynn (who are just a little over 2 years older than me) started and founded a hair/wig/extension company called INSERTNAMEHERE. I’ve been following this company since it birthed. I love everything this company stands for; customer feedback & experience, accountability, employee appreciation and their products – AMAZING. Group-1-Kevin-Gould-Sharon-Pak-Jordynn-Wynn-So many different ranges that would suit you whether you have short to long hair, or black to orange hair! And yes, they keep expanding their range. I love that they take to account exclusivity. The award for best natural hair extensions and top natural wigs go to INH. 

I never really thought about wigs because;

1. I thought they’d look too fake and

2. They’re so paiseh (difficult) to put on. When I got these, it only took my 5 minutes to put on..and hello fabu Kat.

3. I know, i’ll never be able to find one that matches my hair colour

I’ve always had very thin hair and envied girls with thick luscious hair. Whenever, I do a pony, it just looks like dried tree roots. (It’s sad)

I’d like to talk about two of their best sellers; their Miya Pony and Sammy Bun!

1. Miya (Pony)

Get it here: Hi, I’m Miya

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I’m gonna start with the one that I’m pretty sure most of you are excited about as well. P.S. This pony was the exact same one that Arianna Grande wore in her music video – “In My Head“. 

(I mean look at her work that pony)

After putting this on, I felt so transformed – so untouchable, so atas) I could whip my hair and it would stay put (What sorcery is this????).

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image000021. SUPER EASY hair wig to apply (only takes 30 seconds!) 
2. Secure hooks and comb on the head

3. EASY to store in a satin bag (provided)
4. Miya Pony is available in 24 colours

To secure the pony to the head, it comes with Velcro and a clip. All I had to do is put my hair up into a high bun, wrap the Velcro around the root of my bun, push the small comb into my hair, and cover the Velcro with the additional hair clips provided to cover it. Within a minute, I had the inches for days!

You can DM @insertnamehere to get colour matched – so don’t worry about not being sure about which colour would suit you best! 

(I instantly became the Princess Jasmine I knew I was meant to be)

2. Sammy (Bun)

Get it here: Hi, I’m Sammy

The Sammy Bun is a dream for girls with thin fine tree root hair like me! I can never do those ‘pretty messy buns’ – I have to tie my hair up in a giant scrunchie and then wrap my hair around it give it the illusion of a nice thick bun (all that effort). With the Sammy Bun, all I have to do is tie my hair up, place the Sammy Bun on and ba-da-bing ba-da-boom – I’m classy. You can either choose to wear it fancy or messy! 

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1. SUPER EASY hair piece to apply (only takes 30 seconds!) 
2. Secure hooks and comb 
3. EASY to store
4. Sammy Bun is available in 10 colours

INSERTNAMEHERE Hair pieces are made out of synthetic hair and does not tangle easily. Cruelty-free, vegan hairstyles for every occasion! Oh – they’re hair pieces come in so many colours, which makes it easy to colour match your perfect hair pieces or wig. 

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Did I mention that all their hair pieces are very affordable? Take them travelling, out on the town, dinner party, wedding – affordable and heatless hairstyles on-the-go! 

I just checked their site and they’re currently running a “Buy 100$ and get a FREE PONY”: Get it here INH BABE

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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Best M.A.C Lipsticks Every Brown Girl Needs

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Brown girls, amidst struggling to find the right foundation or concealer shade, we also struggle to find suitable lipstick shades . There’s so many struggles to tackle but today it is lipstick!

It me, I is back. Soooo lipsticks, it took me awhile to find out what lipstick shades best suited me, and yes pastel pink wasn’t it. So here’s a brand, I think we all dipped our toes into at least once in our lives. This was my in to the whole world of high end makeup. Owning a M.A.C lipstick at the time was a “WOAH, Damn girl, she serious, she important, she trendy” moment.

Make-Up Art Cosmetics or M.A.C as it is commonly known today was birthed by a photographer, Frank Toskan and beauty salon owner, Frank Angelo in Canada who were frustrated by the lack of makeup that photographed well – so they created their own. M.A.C set the trend for ‘backstage’  makeup at fashion shows all around the world. M.A.C exudes confidence and boldness. M.A.C’s motto is ‘All ages. All races. All sexes’ and so their make-up is designed to be accessible for all. (we love inclusivity!)


M.A.C lipsticks are great for starters if you want to splurge on some high end lipstick, I prefer the Satin finishes as compared to the Matte ones though. Matte tends to be a little more drying on me, but pop a lip balm under it and you’ll be fine. Anyways, before I ramble on about life you don’t care about, here’s my top M.A.C lipstick picks for brown girls + a few cult favourites 

Warning: If you hate nudes, then this isn’t for you. If you do, welcome to my world!

(Side Note: and if you’re a brown girl in the search of your perfect nude, then this is the right place to look! Good luck on your quest, ladies)

1. M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Taupe

This was a cult deep-nude favourite for everyone. M.A.C Taupe is a very warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a matte finish. On me it looks like a mix of a brick red with slight hues of pink. I love this because I’m too afraid to wear orange on its own, so this was the next best thing. I love this paired with a reddish lip liner – giving you that illusion of a plumper lip.

2. M.A.C Satin Lipstick – Paramount

Paramount is one of the latest additions to my M.A.C fam. First of all, I absolutely freaking love the Satin formula from M.A.C, it’s long wearing and its not drying on your lips (which makes the lips look extra juit-cy). Paramount is a slightly deeper brown red, which always gives me ‘senorita in long dark hair across the bar winking at you’ vibes.

Fun Fact: Great News FRIENDS fans! This was the same lipstick that Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) wore on the set of Friends. She revealed this fact in an interview with GLAMOUR Magazine.

It is classic to the ‘Rachel Green’ look. 90’s babies – this one’s for you 

3. M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Diva

The name of this lipstick describes it perfectly. It has BDE (Big Diva Energy). If you want to walk in a room and have all eyes on you? This is exactly what you need. This reddish-burgandy lipstick, is perfect PERFECT for everyone, and it is especially flattering on brown skin tones. Need I say more?

4. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo

You knew this was coming. This is one of M.A.C’s iconic lipstick shades. The opaque colour has blue undertones that flatter every skin tone and make your teeth sparkle (job interview approved!)

It’s a vivid coral red that is worn by many diverse celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna and Rita Ora. It is a staple in your collection for sure.

5. M.A.C Satin Lipstick – Del Rio

*a moment of silence* Del Rio is my favourite M.A.C lipstick of all time. This is my third repurchase of the lipstick and I am contemplating on getting another as backup because I fear of discontinuation (pls M.A.C pls) (RIP Persistence by M.A.C). Del Rio is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a satin finish. The pigmentation on this is everything (one swipe and you’re pretty much set). Whenever I hesitate on what lip colour to wear, I always turn to Del Rio, it goes with any look! I just love it so much and will probably love it till the end of my time.

(Note To My Future Husband : When i die, I want my Del Rio lipstick to be buried with me, got to look good in heaven)

5. M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Sin

Sin encompasses the very essence of lust. If the Devil had a lipstick shade, it would be this. I believe that the Devil tempted Eve with this very lipstick shade on which led her to eat the apple – it has powers of persuasion, ladies!

It is a deep dark red that goes in line with any boss babe. I can wear this on its own or I mix it up with Ruby Woo for an ombre effect.

Where can you get them? You can head over to the any M.A.C store in Pyramid, Mid Valley or KLCC to name a few. Or if you’re lazy like me, you can get them on the sephoramalaysia website too! (Pro Tip: Run don’t walk and click as fast as you can cause these lipsticks tend to go out of stock pretty quick and you never know when they might decide to discontinue a colour)

Please note that these lipstick shade are best suited to my skintone, so if you have a similar skin tone, these are great!

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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Conceal Don’t Feel – Concealers That Don’t Break The Bank

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So you’re working from home and you have a video call in a few minutes but you look like you were up all night fighting zombies (well not yet). Concealers! It does exactly what the name suggests; conceals. Trust me, a little goes a long way. Here’s a few of my favourite concealers that are affordable and pandemic-certified. (fullproof, tried and tested, unfailing). Let’s dissect! 

1. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Claims: Skin looks perfected with this natural coverage liquid concealer. These oil-free concealers conceal redness, ‘flaws’ (dark circles and scars) and blemishes. Shades of concealers for various skin tones are available. Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-comedogenic concealer. Fragrance-free. 

I only started using this concealer 2 year ago and never regretted the purchase. I saw the hype on this but never actually fell for it (making this sound creepy already) until 2 years ago when I decided to try it because, well, there was a huge sale at Watsons. Let me tell you, it’s truly WORTH IT.

Top 3 Reasons Why I Love the “Maybelline Fit Me Concealer”:

1. Lightweight, does not feel cakey on the face
2. Medium Coverage, but you can build the coverage to your liking
3. Very blendable, it doesn’t dry up fast

Note: Concealer is applied on the right

Price: RM 27.50
Sale Price: RM 20.00
My Shade: Deep 35

Stores: Watson’s, Guardian or Maybelline online.

I love this concealer so much that when another sale came, I bought two more! (just in case) – maybe something inside me knew about the pandemic (*x files theme plays).

2. Wet & Wild Photofocus Concealer

Claims: Let your natural beauty shine with our selfie-tested creamy and luminous concealer. Tested to be white cast-free under seven different photo lighting conditions, this high coverage concealer allows only your best features to get noticed. Gorgeous skin will be your only look.

This is my newest addition to my concealer collection. Wet & Wild is a brand from the U.S. that recently decided to grace our Malaysian shores. Wet & Wild is a top drugstore brand in the U.S and is used by many around the world. Two of their most raved products are their concealers and highlighters.

Top 3 Reasons Why I Love the “Wet & Wild Photofocus Concealer”:

  1. It’s Cruelty Free. Vegan. Fragrance Free. Paraben-Free
  2. Formulated to look good in almost any lighting situation – with and without flash.
    • Clear blue sunlit sky
    • Bathroom light
    • Indoors at night
    • Outdoors at night
    • Fluorescent light
    • Nightclub light
    • Electronic flash
  3. Super easy to blend and natural looking

Note: Concealer is applied on the right

Price: RM23.50
Stores: Sasa Malaysia, Watson’s, Watson’s online, Hermo
My Shade: Medium Tawny

This concealer is precious to my heart and I save it for important moments in my life; interviews, weddings, birthdays – anytime I have to look my very best!

3. Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer

Claims: Wake Me Up Concealer, erases signs of tiredness and daily stress! For fresh eyes with an immediate awakened look.

  • Skin brightening
  • Conceals and illuminates
  • With vitamin C and radiance pearls

Note: Concealer is applied on the right

It looks too light on my skin tone but it blends out evenly as you can see on the second picture!

Now, this concealer was great for me to mix in with other concealers if I wanted a boost in brightness! Especially, if I had a late night and my dark circles are coming out to play. This is a great addition!

Top 3 Reason Why I Love the “Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer”:

1. Infused with Vitamin C that helps illuminate the skin and reduce that cakey feeling
2. It’s helps erase signs of fatigue – my boss babes, you know what I mean
3. Easy to blend

Price: RM13 – RM23
Stores: Watson’s, Guardian, Watson’s online
My shade: 002 True Ivory

I hope these were helpful! Have another safe quarantine week, beautiful weirdos!

 

Mask On and Mask Off with Freeman – Best of Freeman Masks

Hey yalls, welcome, good day, hello.

I don’t know about you guys, but my face has been breaking out from all the unhealthy snacking, #dalgonacoffee 🙃 and the general uncertainty of life right now.

Quarantine is the best time to take care of your skin. Thank god, I loaded up on my favourite go-to super easy masks. Imma share it with you because I want all y’all to have the best quarantine skin too. So here. we. go

Let’s talk a little bit about Freeman Beauty. Freeman Beauty has been on a mission to make nature inspired, fun, high-performing specialty beauty products since 1976. They’re also known as The Mask Experts. Best part about their products are filled with good-skin loving healthy ingredients. Their products are;

  • cruelty free and not tested on animals.
  • free of parabens
  • free of sulfates
  • free of phthalates
  • free of mineral oil

If you don’t have the time and patience for sheet masks and powder masks. These masks are saviours! Here’s a few of my favs.

1. Freeman Cleansing (Apple Cider Vinegar) – Clay Mask + Scrub

Skin Type: All

A two in one? Get me 10 of these! This was the first mask I bought from Freeman after countless of research. It used to be a talk-about in the beauty community a few centuries ago before they all got boujee. Don’t worry, she’s affordable. I’ve been using Freeman for years, since my early college days when I was allowed to wear makeup. Apple cider vinegar in itself is a skin ‘holy grail’ ingredient. A main compound in the vinegar is acetic acid, which is well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. I personally use this when my face starts getting acne, especially period acne. Ugh. My skin feels brightened and clean!

2. Freeman Revitalizing (Pomegranate) Peel-Off Mask

Skin Type: All

Hello, best friend after a day of makeup or sweaty workout. I use this particularly after a day of wearing makeup, after I’ve cleansed my face.  This mask helps purge out the nasty stubborn dirt or excess oils left behind! A delightful blend of Pomegranate, Acai, Goji, Mango, Mangosteen, Cranberry, Noni and Blueberries. Oh sweet lord of antioxidants! And it’s a peel off! So less mess = less stress.

Watson’s Online: Freeman Revitalizing (Pomegranate) Peel-Off Mask

3. Freeman Brightening (Golden Grain) Gel Mask

Skin Type: Dry

This is a new one in the line. I picked it because it said DRY SKIN, so no second guessing there. There are some days, my skin feels dry and underwhelming. I grab this baby out and 15 minutes later, voila! She hydrated. She soft. She dewy! Another plus, it’s got a good amount of Vitamin C that’s known to help control formation of dark spots and brightens. Golden grain is our lead here, it helps lift moisture levels in our poor skin. Illumination station, here we come!

Note: I can’t find this on the Freeman website or in Watsons – it’s either discontinued or out of stock) But head over to your nearest drugstore and check it. Another alternative would be the Freeman Hydrating (Cactus + Cloudberry) Water Gel Mask. 

4. Freeman Detoxifying (Charcoal + Black Sugar) Mud Mask

Skin Type: Normal & Combination Skin

Well yeah. Now, this mask is used at least once a week. Don’t wait till your skin cries out for help. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, toxins, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. While, black sugar works to hydrate and smooth away roughness. You, this mask, Netflix and some ramen = Perfect night.

Watson’s Online: Freeman Detoxifying (Charcoal + Black Sugar) Mud Mask

PS. Wearing this mask as I am writing this.

5. Freeman Anti-Stress (Dead Sea Minerals) Clay Mask

Skin Type: All

First of all, if yall are thinking that I got this because it said Anti-Stress? You’re right. Heh. But what made the purchase a solid yes was the ingredients in this mask. Gaddamn. Dead Sea minerals are known to cure skin disorders through strengthening the skin tissues, maintaining the chemical balance of the skin, stimulating blood circulation and eliminating toxins from the skin. Sea Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne. Now you know why people go bathe in the Dead Sea. When you’ve got all of that in your hands now.

Watson’s Online: Freeman Anti-Stress (Dead Sea Minerals) Clay Mask

Here’s hack: You can even to a multimask! For example; put the Freeman Revitalizing Masks on your T-Zone and the Freeman Golden Grain on the rest of your face. Mix and match your way to amazing skin. Also, it’s fun!

Hope this was helpful, loves!

11 Work Essentials For Every Boss Babe

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First of all, Happy International Women’s Day to all my hard-working boss babes!

It’s March you guys, how are we still alive? To my working peeps, I feel you. I truly feel you. Here’s something to help you get through the working day. These very small but very crucial items have saved from embarrassing myself in an interview/meeting, manages that surprise period or accident, bad “I can’t do this anymore” headaches, those “I am feeling sick but I still need to work” remedies and many more!

I’ve been in the working world for 3 years now because I am my own sugar daddy. (get it girls!). I’ve been through some situations that I wished I had that thing with me or I wish I had that thing. Ya gurl, suffered for you and has lived to tell you my tales of woe.

For those of you who are starting to come into the working world (It’s super exciting at first, especially when you start earning your own money? Like dang. Dollar dollar bills yo. BUT, A GIANT BUTT. There few things will help you stay ahead of the game and who knows maybe you can pass this on to a sister or brother in need.

SO, let’s beee-gin:

  1. Lip Balm

Girl, Boys, no matter what gender or sexual orientation you might be, NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE wants chapped lips. If you work in an office, you have 93737% chance of developing dry lips. I have big lips and they tend to get dry especially in an aircon office, so my lip balm is my best friend. I have one on my office desk, and in my little makeup in my work bag, so I’ll never be without it. Also, NEVER EVER peel or lick your already very dry lips, it’s not flattering, it will just make it worse. If you do have very dry lips at the end of the day, I recommend, using Vaseline before you sleep. In the morning, take a towel, spritz some water on it and use it to scrub your lips. Gurl, all the flakes will come off to reveal super smooth and pink lips! I mostly prefer lip balms with a little tint because why not?

Colourpop’s So Juicy Plumping Lipgloss in “Dress Code” (it’s so glossy without catching your flying hairs! and it has a minty taste) & Maybelline’s Colour Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick (if a lipstick had an affair with a lip balm, this would be it)

2. Lotion

So if my lip balm is my best friend, then my lotion is my ‘can’t live without’ life partner. I have very dry skin. I would say it is a less severe phase of a skin condition called “Ichthyosis Vulgaris”. However, I am happy to report, it is under control. So coming back to lotion, I think moisturizing your skin is important as drinking 4 litres of water a day. So here are my top picks, if you have a problem with dry skin.  Nivea is thicccccccc!

 

St Ives Repairing Cranberry & Grapeseed Oil & Nivea Repair & Care (lots of repairing!) I use St Ives on a daily basis. However, if my skin is thirsty and dry af, I’ll use the Nivea, because I need extra love.

3. Sanitary Pads

It’s the time of the month again? Surprise! Ladies, we know that the period calendar app is never ever accurate, so it’s best to be prepared at all times. I have a pack of sanitary pads in my office and in my office bag, actually, everywhere I can store sanitary pads, it’s there. Even at my boyfriend’s place. It’s the most uncomfortable and embarrassing thing to go through when your period comes and stains your skirt/pants. I had to ride the train home in my stained pants and it was stressful. So stock up!

 

I used to use Kotex because it was the in-thing during my school and college days (don’t ask) – but I find that Libresse is so much better. She supports. She absorbs. She protects.

4. Hand Cream

Yes, we’re back in the ‘lotion’ phase, but this time its hand cream! If you use the computer a lot, god, this is a lifesaver. Your hands tend to get dry and honestly, exhausted. I’ve used a few in my lifetime and to me moisture retainment and scent are important. Also, why I started using wasn’t by my own accord, I kept getting them as Christmas gifts and now have a stash to last me at least 3 years. So heh, why not right? I don’t really link the Crabtree ones for their scents but great for hydration. The Innisfree ones smell amazing that I want to preserve them forever!

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Creams(they might be closed down in Malaysia? I’m not sure) & Innisfree Perfumed Hand Cream Miniature Set Holiday Limited Edition

5. Eye Drops

Fam, please, especially my peeps staring at the screens all day. Your eyes are being strained the most and can cause major damage to your sight. I highly recommend getting eye drops for your work station. I have 4 of them stashed in my work bag, office, handbag and home as I wear contacts sometimes. This brand from Japan works best for me and they cater for many times of eye needs.

 

Rohto Dry Aid Advanced Repair & Rohto C Cube Drops  (especially during the wear of your contact lens)

While writing this, I found out that they a new type just for those of us who have to stare at our screens for work. Not sure if it’s available in Malaysia yet – but hell yeah I’m getting this! (so adult).

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6. Deodorant/Perfume

So working long hours, a 9-5 or even a 8AM to 12AM? This is important. Most deodorants only last up to 4 hours a day while most perfumes can last up to 8 to 12 hours (depending on the quality). Shocking? Yes. You’re stinky. So gotta keep refreshing yourself so you feel great and most importantly, you don’t kill your colleagues. Body odor is a major turn off.

Deodorant: Nivea Hokkaido White & Smooth Roll-On (this has sheer fluid that doesn’t leave those nasty white stains!)

Perfume: Mini Victoria Secret Fragrance Mists (I’ve got 5 of these!) Super convenient and small.

7. Mints

I eat mints for fun. I generally like to chew on something while working, so gum or mints are great! But if you have that early morning coffee breath, you those can last forever and YES, we can all smell it. So please, take a mint. Save a life.

Any mints would do, as long as they do the same job.

8. Hair Tie/Clips

Long hair or short hair. You know when you get in that working you mood, you generally want to tie your hair up. And sometimes it’s super frustrating when you can tie your hair up. I don’t know about you, but putting my hair in a bun helps me think better for some odd reason. Oh also, you will lose them eventually. So get cheap ones.

 

Got these thin hair tyes and clips from DAISO!

We’ve reached the must-haves! So now onto the more, ‘oooo SHE EXTRA’ stuff.

9. Essential Oils

This is very new to me and I’ve only started using them early this year. I got the inspiration from a colleague of mine who uses Peppermint to cure headaches. I thought it was all mish-mash and it was a placebo. However, curious as a cat (pun intended), I bought the Peppermint essential oil and started using it when I started getting headaches at work – and now I have a mini diffuser. It’s safe to say, I like it. Also, I got mini essential oils from @ilpuronatural which is so useful and … cute! And you can get them for different problems.

 

Got the peppermint oil from Manja Skin at their pop up store at Riuh last year. Peppermint is commonly used to treat headaches. A whiff of this and relaxation station, baby! Got the little babies, Nasal Rescue and Brain Fatigue from Ilpuro

Brain Fatigue is used to promote mental alertness, uplifting aroma, good for fatigue and
stress, breathing issues. So trouble focusing? Try this! It’s got a good mix of Rosemary,
Lemon, Bergamot & Cedarwood essential oils
Nasal Rescue, says it all in its name. It’s used to ease nasal congestion, blocked or runny nose. migraine and headache. Mixed in with a blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense & Rosemary. All the good stuff!

10. Medication

No no.. not that kind of ‘drugs’. See having a stomach ache while you’re working around people is suffering. Eno is your best bet or risk pooping in the public restroom. Pooping is a very sacred thing. It is best done alone in silence (for some). Panadol is great too for those stubborn headaches!

 

You can get these from any pharmacy! I got these from Caring Pharmacy.

11. Face Mist

A face mist can change your mood so much. Spray two spritz on your face and you’ll feel as though you took a dive in the pool of divine angels. It even helps when you have a brain drain while you’re working and suddenly, all the thoughts and ideas come back! I use it, usually sometime after lunchtime when you start feeling ‘nappy’.

 

Mario Badescu is a cult favorite when it comes to mists! I love especially love their green tea mist.  Sephora has a set of all 3 face mists in a set here! Bio Essence Bio Water is a new purchase but a fast favourite, this is essentially filled with water infused minerals and the mist is so fine, it’s like walking below a waterfall.

I truly hope some of my rambles made sense and were helpful to you!

You can follow me on Instagram: @katriynann where I give random recommendations and do really fun stuff – hopefully, entertaining stuff.

#workessentials #ladyboss #bossbabe

Valentine’s Day: Toys For The Boys

Hey yalls, welcome, good day, hello

So.. Valentine’s Day is coming up in 2 days! Even if gift-giving is your love language, finding the perfect gift for the Valentine in your life isn’t easy. The challenge: You want something as sweet and heartfelt as your love, but still something he’ll find practical enough for day-to-day life. (Cause men, if they can’t use it, they’ll store it away forever and it will never see the light of day) Unless, you’ve snugged yourself one of the rare ones, then girl SCORE!

SOCKS

Yes. It’s as simple as that. Legit, I asked my uncle, brother, father, and boyfriend what they wanted for Christmas – and ALL of them said socks. Research done. H&M has some pretty dope patterned socks or check out LAZADA or Shoppee. Pro Tip: Try matching the pattern or style to something he likes.

COLOGNE

I’m gonna personally say that a man’s scent is one of the most attractive attributes about a man. If the scent stinks, BOOM, bye boy. I mean, isn’t that why we keep stealing our man’s shirts and hoodies? My ultimate favourite and proven by many other women (i’m sure). Are you ready? Sauvage by Dior 1. Johnny Depp 2. Literally sends you on a wild night of sweats. Here are some masculine scents that drive us crazy and their perfumes to match (please know that I am nooooo expert) – these are just some other that smell real good.

Spicy

Spicy notes in a fragrance, such as cinnamon, ginger, frankincense, and myrrh, can warm up even the coldest of nights.

Citrus

Clean and invigorating, the tangy scent of citrus, such as lemon, lime, orange, lemongrass, and red grapefruit gives men that fresh-out-of-the-shower scent. Personally, yes! But too much of it can give you a headache.

Clean

Clean scents can be energizing and uplifting, giving women a sense of calm and freshness. (We clearly like our man clean)

Musk

A staple for most men’s colognes, musk is a rich, sexy, and sensual scent. The scent is masculine in every sense, and is one that many women choose for their men to wear, as well as a popular choice for men themselves.

ACQUA DI GIÒ EAU DE TOILETTE
Marine Notes, Cyprus, Musk

Earthy

Earthy scents like sandalwood, patchouli, and rosewood are strong scents commonly associated with masculinity. The earthy aroma can warm the body and increase feelings of well-being. (Patchouli smells is also an amazing note in women’s perfumes)

Sauvage by Dior
Reggio Bergamot, Sichuan Pepper, Ambroxan.

So clearly the winner is Sauvage by Dior. Hehe.

FITNESS STUFF

So this is for the man that’s super into gym or that’s just starting out. Find out what protein powder he takes, get him a refill and hey, if he’s workin on his bod, well…..you gain too. So here are the top picks – trousers, muscle tank and protein (make sure you find out what he’s been taking). It’s always nice to get a refill. Head on down to Muscle Mania, quick!

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VIDEO GAMES

For the gamer in your life. Ask about the game’s he’s looking forward to playing. Some of the hot games played are The Witcher (it’s getting very popular after the Netflix series ), Batman: Arkham Asylum, God of War, Marvel’s Spiderman, Red Dead Redemption .. the list goes on) for XBOX.. er any of the HALO’s. OR  get him a new controller, his current one is probably VERY worn out from all that playing.

REMOTE CONTROL TOYS

All men are children at heart. No, I’m not demeaning them. It’s cute. Sometimes. Get him a remote control air plane or a drone. Trust me, he’ll play with it ALL THE TIME. If you’re willing to share him with his new toy, yes, this is perfect.

CAR STUFF

Yes, the obvious car stuff. I suggest asking him what he needs for his car. Or just get his car for a wash and polish. A shiny new car? YES. VROOM VROOM BABY

EXPERIENCE BASED ON INTEREST

Find out what he likes. What has he been into lately? If he likes building robots, get him a robot to build. Toys R Us has some pretty good ones!

HOME COOKED MEAL

Try cooking a meal. Even if it turns out a little overcooked, it’s the effort and thought that counts. Here’s a few easy recipes from Tasty you can try.

Don’t forget the candles!

We’re about to get very PG-18. If you really want to surprise him –

COSTUMES

Incorporate role play. Live the fantasy and run wild. Dress up. Live out that Fifty Shades of YOU. A fun role playing idea would be to pretend to be strangers in a bar and let him try to pick you up.

I’m a dweeb. You can totally go with the easy nurse, police woman costumes.

Now that you’re equipped, go forth and gift. Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies. But remember, any day can be Valentine’s Day.

Guess which one I got 😉

PLAY SAFE, KIDS!

 

BEST OF SKINCARE: 2019 EDITION

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Hey yalls, welcome, good day, hello

Happy New Year loves! I thought I’d start off with what I was loving last year, in 2019 (because I am pretty sure my preferences might differ SLIGHTLY). I’d you’d like to check out my skincare routine on Youtube, it is linked here. Last year did a moment on my skin, it had amazing times and really REALLY bad times. Last year, I slowly started to limit my use of foundations and only used concealers. This allowed my skin to breathe more and so I just made sure to take extra care of my skin. Trust me, it’s totally worth it.

Disclaimer: Please note that these are products that work best for my skin type and may or may not have the same effects for you.

CLEANSER

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash

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Main Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Chamomile, Phytosphingosine

Why I love this: It’s SIMPLE and AFFORDABLE. The brand @simple originated from UK, and was made in the mind for sensitive skin. What’s great about this brand is that their products are free from artificial fragrance, artificial colorants, alcohol and soap. All these ingredients are either too drying or too overloading to the skin.

I recently learned that “fragrance” in a product

Their products are certified vegan and free from animal cruelty.

Moving forward, you’ll notice a couple of products that contain Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is a natural botanical ingredient that’s commonly used as a means of removing excess oil from the skin, so it can be especially useful in people struggling with acne.

TONER

Thayer’s Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula (Cucumber)

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Main Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Cucumber Extract

This was a product I discovered after watching some Youtube videos on skincare. I don’t see Youtubers or beauty gurus talking about this product anymore though. What first caught my eye, was that this product did not contain alcohol that is a usual ingredient in toners. Alcohol tends to dry up your skin and can cause irritations (a dry skin person’s nightmare). Before I discovered my forever love for Thayers, all my toners always dried out my skin *cries*.  So I decided to get the Thayer’s Cucumber infused toner from iHerb. It’s a pretty big bottle, 355ml to be exact. It lasted me for as along as a year AND it only costs RM50! I mean, it’s a one time purchase per year. Large quantity? Check! Affordable? Check! Long lasting? Check!

EYE CARE

Kora Noni Radiant Eye Oil

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Main Ingredients: Kahai Oil, Tomato Fruit, Coffee Seed Oil, Marine Bamboo Extract, Noni Fruit Extract

I’ve written an in-dept review on eye care here, and why this particular product works for me. To reiterate, I have dry skin (dryness level: Selena Gomez – A Year Without Rain). I’ve tried two types of eye creams (Origins Ginzing and Fresh Lotus). Origins did nothing for me and because it is a cream, it took longer to blend into my skin. I actually really liked the Fresh Lotus eye cream, however, to afford that, I would have had to sell my arm and legs. So no. The Kora Noni Radiant Eye Oil costs about RM115 but it lasted me a whole year and a half. Did I repurchase it? YES.

MOISTURIZER

Simple Moisture Cream with SPF 30

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Main Ingredients: Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Glycerin, Sweet Almond Oil, SPF

This was a two in one – a moisturizer with SPF. But why? Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which come in two forms – UVA and UVB rays. It protects sensitive skin (like mine) against sunburn and it reduces the appearance of sun damage – discolorations and dark spots, sagging or leathery skin, and wrinkles. It’s important to incorporate some sort of SPF at the end of your skincare routine. So if you’re lazy (like me), get yourself a moisturizer with SPF. Saves you time, save your skin and we’re all happy.

FACE OIL

Fourth Ray Skin Hero (Colourpop’s sister brand)

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Main Ingredients: Argan Oil, Baobab, Strawberry Seed

This is optional. If my skin is extra dry on those days, I will add on this oil to seal it all in more moisture. All I need is 3 drops! I just learned that you need to use your face oils BEFORE your moisturizer. Oils generally take longer to absorb into your skin. Here’s the BILL NYE The Science guy reason – oils are occlusive. Occlusives form a protective seal on top of the skin and lock moisture in, so if you apply a moisturizer over a face oil, it won’t be able to effectively penetrate this barrier and thus will be useless. However, oils can penetrate a water-based moisturizer.

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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Blush Blush Baby: My Top 5 Blushes of 2019

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Blushes, meh – am I right? BUT NO. Before this year, I never used a blush because I never saw the point in it and I thought it would be way tooo much. (cause I prefer to go for the no-make-up makeup look/natural makeup look) on a daily basis)

After watching, Jamie Page (@jamiepagebeauty), and how she used a blush so magically and the stark difference it made to her whole appearance, I was hooked. So I started digging back for a blush in my collections. I found my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade ‘Paarty’ – I applied it to my face (IN MODERATION, ladies) and holy sh*t! Blush is a perfect addition if you have extra time!

So here’s my top 5 blush of 2019.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Paarty

I highly highly recommend this blush, it couldn’t stop using this blush until I decided it was too much and I need to see other blushes (sorry Tarte, you’ll always be my first love). It shows up gradually, I use a stippling brush to apply my blushes now because it gives a more airbrush finish. This blush will stay on your cheeks till the sun comes down, till the horses ride in, till – you decide to take it off. I love this for every day, especially when I am at work or running errands. It compliments almost any lip-shade.

Available at any Sephora store!

2. H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher – Soft Russet 

Yes, H&M has makeup and it’s surprisingly good. I’ve heard so many reviews on their blushers and thought I’d spend precious hard earn money and get one for myself. Got myself this shade, I tend to draw on these darker brown pinks for some reason. But what got me to purchase was the very tiny specs of gold flex in the shade. It isn’t very obvious but when you apply it on the cheeks, it gives you that very natural but subtle sheen! This is another one I use on a daily now!

Available at large H&M branches, I got this one at H&M, Sunway Pyramid

3. NYX High Definition Blush – Intuition

This blush is an OG in my collection, I got it because when I was young and naive, NYX was every girl’s starter brand. This shade is gorgeous – it reminds me of a Greek princess. It’s a similar colour to the Tarte Blush in Paaarty but it has gold flecks. Basically, if the H&M blush in Soft Russet and the Tarte Blush in Paarty has a baby. It has expired though (vow is me). Will I be repurchasing it? Yes! But not right now.

I would say, this is comparable to NARS Blush in Orgasm. If you’re looking for a cheaper version of that, this is a great substitute!

Available at any Nyx and Sephora stores!

4. Rimmel Maxi Blush – Wild Card

I got this blush at a store in Australia. I was drawn to the bright fuschia pink (yes, it may be a little scary). When you put this on your cheeks, OMG, mother of blush, it makes you look like all your problems went away. You can wear this to the office, be super stressed and no one will think you’re dying. 100% approved corpse makeup

Available at any Watson’s store!

5. Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Don’t worry, I’ve got an orange/peach blush too. I’ve always wanted to try an orange/peach blush. I am a little on the fence about this, I am still testing it out. I love how this blush makes it look like a flush of colour from within, truly getting that ‘first time pregnant’ glow without getting pregnant.

Available at any Watson’s store!

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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