Sunday Tip #13

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

I think this is a really random tip, but this tip came to me randomly as an epiphany one day while I was out, my tattoo was just healing (I will have a post on this soon hopefully!) and I had forgotten to apply moisturiser on the area. I whipped out my lip balm (I was using Jurlique Love Balm and Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lip Moisturiser), wiped it gently with a piece of tissue paper, used my finger to dab the lip balm and then dabbed it onto my tattoo… and it worked very well! Oh and of course I wiped my lip balm with tissue paper again after that before using it on my lips :P

I have, also, in an extreme pinch, used lip balm as an emergency moisturiser on very dry patch(es) on my face when I have them and they show very obviously. Just a tiny bit will do (Application method similar to above), and if you seem to have overdone it and it looks oily just blot it gently it a piece of tissue paper. It worked very well and said dry patch(es) never materialised again for the rest of the day, and no, I didn’t look like I had an oily spot on my face :)

A little note though- I don’t think that using lip balms with menthol or mint or lip plumping properties or tingly lip balms in general would be a good idea as it MIGHT irritate the skin. I tend to try and use “neutral” or “gentler” lip balms. Either way to be on the safe side it’s best to test if your skin is allergic to your lip balm before trying this tip out, and if it doesn’t it’s good since you have emergency moisturiser on hand!

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Saturday Meme- 5 Favourite Brands

Hurrah for getting the Saturday Meme on its proper day this week! ;) Hopefully it shall continue becoming a tradition as I am quite enjoying it, though sometimes brainstorming the contents can be a pain! :P

In this week’s installment of the Saturday MemeSukie of A Little Bit Of Everything and I shall talk about our 5 favourite brands! Although admittedly I think we do favour more than 5 brands but for the sake of brevity we shall narrow it down to 5 or else it shall be a never-ending post :x

Without further adieu, here are my 5 favourite brands, again listed in no particular order:

1. RMK

I own and use the RMK Liquid Foundation (Reviewed here), RMK Pressed Powder N in 03 and the RMK Cheek Brush S, and I love them all! I have to say this is one makeup brand that has worked for me (More like my fussy, sensitive skin) so far and with good results, and I am mightily pleased with it so it earns a spot in this list! I would actually love to try more of their products- maybe their RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer or RMK Super Basic Concealer Pact or eye make-up or lip products even (I’m not so sure yet myself!), but the downside for me is that the nearest available RMK counter to me isn’t exactly near so I don’t really have the luxury of being able to try out their products at my convenience… but I think it’s kind of a good thing in a way since that would mean my pocket is much happier :P

2. Timbuk2

This is my first “gadgety” functional bag love, introduced to me by non other than my dearest functional-bag-loving boyfriend Louis. I love their concept and I love their designs. I own a customised D-Lux Bondage Messenger in XS (Just the right size for me, as their sizes run big!), which I got during my last trip to Singapore as they had a standalone store there, and it cost me SGD 179 so it wasn’t exactly cheap, but is worth every cent! I look forward to owning more Timbuk2 bags though- maybe a Cargo Tote or the Harriet Shoulder Bag or another Messenger since they’re so functional, comfortable, tough and sturdy, but maybe not for a while yet since I have another functional bag in the post for me from my sister from another mister ;)

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RMK Liquid Foundation

This is the liquid foundation that started it all for me. I’ve always had the misconception that liquid foundation was thicker and thus heavier than compact or powder foundations, and have always shied away from them. Also, the fact that most liquid foundations I saw had alcohol in them, and an unfortunate, one-time, long-time-ago experiment with Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF15 that contained a load of alcohol (I could smell it as I dispensed and applied it) and broke me out further put me off.

I forgot how I ended up with sample satchets of the liquid foundation and primer from the RMK counter in Isetan at The Gardens MidValley, and it was sitting in my bathroom cabinet for quite a while until one day, I just decided to give the liquid foundation a go. And I never regretted that decision or looked back since!

RMK Liquid Foundation

The essential RMK Liquid Foundation to create the brand’s signature natural-looking skin. Its fresh and light fluid texture spreads easily over the skin, creating a seamless balance of coverage and translucency to emulate the look of bare skin. The waterproof formulation protects against perspiration and water for long-lasting perfection.

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Delayed Saturday Meme- 5 Lusts Of The Month

This week’s Sunday Tip is temporarily replaced with a delayed Saturday Meme– something new that Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything and I have come up with, but it was kind of late when we did hence the post being up on a Sunday instead :) Sunday Tip will be back up next week and there will be a meme post every Saturday (Hopefully!) :P

So, anyway, as per the title, these are my current 5 lusts of the month, in no particular order:

1. Mulberry Alexa

Image nicked from Mulberry.

I think this is a permanent resident on my lust list. I forgot when I started erm, lusting after this bag, but I really really really like it. A trip to the local Mulberry store in Suria KLCC quite some time ago just to view it physically further cemented my love for this bag because it does meet my fussy bag specifications- the fact that it can be slung on the shoulder or cross-body (In case one shoulder gets tired), the size (Not too big and not too small) and most importantly, how it looks on me. It’s simply, to me, beautiful and just right. Oh well, soon! Though I don’t think I plan to get it in Malaysia :P Oh, and I like it in dark brown, not black or any other colour for some reason.

2. A crown ring

Image nicked from Indulgent Designs on Etsy.

Somehow, I love these rings. I find them very special and unique. I’ve had my eye on the Poh Kong Disney Princess crown ring (Which is like a whole crown/tiara as pictured) for quite some time but for some reason have not brought myself to buy it for myself… so we’ll see :P I might get that or I might get the one(s) pictured hmm decisions decisions!

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