22.9.17

My current skin care necessities for dry skin

22.9.17

My current skin care necessities for dry skin


great moisturising skincare products, dry skin, underayted ray

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Anyone who knows me know that half of my yearly purchase are primarily skincare products.. then food, lol. In this post, I share with you guys my current skincare favourites for my dry skin as we go into the drier months. First of all I'm going to share with you guys my wonderful skin type. 

*Face: Oily around the t-zone and normal around the perimeters. Acne-prone with a constant battle with blackheads.

*Lips: normal in warmer months but chap-prone in the colder months

*Body: Dry.. very dry

*Feet & Hands: super duper dry!

Whew! Now that that's out of the way, it's time to share why I've opted for this particular products. I think I need to declare as well that I'm sort of  a product junkie. I like trying new products always and may not commit to one for very long. However, if I find something that works unbeatably, then I'll keep purchasing.

I love these product because they do not clog my pores which is very important for my acne prone skin and oily skin. Using these on a daily basis has helped to tame my wild skin.

Body Shop Body Butters: I mean.. if you could wear the wonderful scents and flavours of fruits on your skin, why wouldn't you? I love Body Shop. This brand is truly wonderful: naturally sourced ingredients, cruelty free, impressive corporate social responsibility schemes (getting carried away now because I wrote a term paper about them which I aced lol). I just love them for what they embody. More so, the body butters are just so nice for my skin type. They moisturise me perfectly and there's a whole range to chose from however mango and almond are my favourites.

Laura Mercier Foam Bath: I discovered this brand last year when all the Youtube beauty gurus raved about the loose setting powder and thought to take a look at their skincare. I used the souffle body creme first which I fell in love with then and now the bath cream makes me excited about a bath. It smells divine and doesn't dry out my skin. The scent lingers for so long. This is just a great product.

Victoria's Secret Body Lotion: By now, you should have caught on that I love scented products on my body (..but not my face!).  I love this body lotion  for the simple fact that it moisturises and smells very nice with a wide range of scents to chose from. Sometimes I have to layer on some coconut oil for optimum moisture and glow. 

Royal Jelly Hand & Nail Cream: Guys, I'll let you in on something.. don't be so quick to write off Marks & Spencer's beauty products. This hand and nail cream is the best thing that happened to my dry hands and palms. It deeply moisturises with no need for frequent top ups. It has a light scent and instantly makes my hand plump. I really recommend this.

Body Shop's Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser with SPF 30: I must admit I have a love/hate feeling towards this moisturiser. I love how it moisturises my face and leaves it matte and protected from UV rays but I find the scent overpowering for me. The vitamin c is beneficial for your skin and I noticed my face getting brighter while some blemishes were fading away. I uses SPF as much as I can and not only when the sun is out and bright. This works well, gets the job done I'm just not into the heavy scent. 

Nature's Ingredients Shea Lip Butter: This lip butter was given to me by my sister. I ran out of the Vaseline I would normally use and I'm even happier with this product. It contains shea butter which is a very good moisturising agent. This lip butter keeps my lips soft and moisturised all day long. I really can't believe how long it lasts on! Another great find from M&S.



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17.9.17

Autumn is official!

17.9.17

Autumn is official!

best tea for autumn season

What are you autumnal rituals? I don't have much but that's usually when I get 'tea crazy'. I've never been a coffee drinker so I don't get excited about pumpkin spice lattes making their seasonal appearance once more.. haha. 

I love teas, all of them. Bitter, sweet, tangy, flavourful. You should read my post on turmeric tea: extremely beneficial in a lot of ways and for cramps too!

This is just a post to wish you all a great season. There's lots to look forward to: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to name a few. I wish everyone a great time.

-Ray.


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7.9.17

Bag of the season for less | Chloé Nile Bag

7.9.17

Bag of the season for less | Chloé Nile Bag

Chloé Nile Crossbody Bag Burgundy Dupes

Chloé was one of the brands that  made spring and summer to fun this year. The Chloé Women's Nile Crossbody Bag especially was so eye-catching. It was all over Instagram, YouTube.. I mean all the fashion bloggers have this bag and the more I see it the more I want but but not ready to pay close to $2,000 for it. 

One of my favourite fashion bloggers, The Fashion Mumbler, recently did an unboxing video of this Chloé bag in this beautiful fall shade called Sienna red. It was too beautiful I decided to scour the internet for dupes and more affordable alternatives.

When looking for dupes, you want to check out Asian websites that carry affordable pieces and you may want to take a look at Amazon as well.  I've gotten some few designer dupes over the years on Amazon for  less than $50!

Chloé Nile Bag Dupe Option 1
Chloé Nile Bag Dupe Option 2
Chloé Nile Bage Dupe Option 3 


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