I am becoming a skin care junkie.

07/07/2017 § Leave a comment

I would say that I have been exercising a skin care routine ever since I can remember. I had a breakout when I was in high school, and my mom gave me a local brand of cleansers. Ever since then I have been using the same brand – Eskinol.

I have only been practicing the basic facial cleaning regimen, which has been effective for me. Cleanse, exfoliate, and tone. I never used a moisturizer back then. I had a mind set that cleaning and toning is enough.

Over the years, I have expanded my skin care regimen. With several products out in the market addressing different concerns, it surely is difficult to choose which one is beneficial and compatible to your skin. I had the same problem too. Still have actually. It’s not easy if you want to address different problems at once.

I started to buy Body Shop products, to pamper myself once a week, with exfoliation, wash-off mask, and night creams. That was my new skin care for a few years. Then, recently, my sister introduced me to Etude House and other Korean skin care products. And I took the bait.

I have been using these Korean products for a few months now. With what I have been using so far, I have already been told that I looked younger. That means that the products are working their magic. I’m so happy!

I am still trying different products that work better for my skin type, and my excessive sebum problem. The products so far are working to control the sebum, but once midday rolls around, my face is just really oily, particularly the T-zone.

I’ve been reading a lot about how this Korean skin care routine works, because everyone will probably agree that it gets confusing. Which comes first, and which does what. But with the products that I am using, I am happy just being able to find the ones that are a keeper for me.

And yeah, trying to be a beauty costs money.

Up next!

28/06/2017 § Leave a comment

I have a long list of places I want to see and countries I need to visit. As of the moment, I have decided on 4 other cities to visit, namely Bangkok, Tokyo, Hanoi, and Yangon-Bagan. They would be after my next trip which would be in Taipei. I might also go to Philippines to celebrate Christmas too.

Anyways, I managed to plan my trip, with enough time for getting lost I hope, all with the help of Google Maps. I have my destination and timings in my itinerary. Usually I go according to my mood, which means, I might cancel some stuff in it as I see fit. My priority was to visit Jiufen and Shifen, so I am ready to allocate more time for that, and cancel the others that I also add in to my itinerary should it become necessary. I have also included a visit to Tamsui, and of course, a sunrise and sunset viewing from Elephant Mountain. My colleague can’t get enough of my Starbucks at Taipei 101. I just have to, because where else can you find a Starbucks that needs reservation, with limited time for a visit and requires dress code? Only in Taipei. Come on. Okay, I have no idea about the one in Hongkong because I have not been there, but I will be. One day.

 

By the way, I’ll be in Taipei from 8th to 12th July. I’m really excited about it. Work’s been horrible to me recently so I need a change of scenery and pace. I’m definitely active in Instagram, and I’m gonna be using #thestreetcatgoestoTW and #thestreatcatTW for my posts and photos from this upcoming trip. Check it out. 😊

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