Weekend Hiatus!

Just a little note to say that this week’s Saturday Meme and Sunday Tip will be temporarily postponed, as I will be in Kota Kinabalu (Commonly abbreviated as K.K.), Sabah, with my dearest boyfriend Louis and also my Mum (Dad does not want to go as he needs to hold the fort down) for a short trip over the weekend. The main reason? To check out The Magellan Sutera Resort at Sutera Harbour ;)

Image nicked from Sutera Harbour – just a small part of the resort here. 

It will be Louis‘s first trip to K.K. and mine (And Mum‘s) in about 6 years! And even though we won’t get to see much this trip (There won’t be time go to Kundasang, for one) because of the short duration, I’m quite excited and so is Louis :P We’re not worrying though because we will have plenty more opportunities in the future to really travel around :D

Regular posts should resume by next week! And oh, a very happy birthday to my Dad, who’s birthday is today! <3

Fujifilm Astalift Jelly Aquarysta

Yes you heard right- Fujifilm, a brand name synonymous with film, cameras, photography and imaging, being associated with skincare. Who would’ve thought? As it turns out from what I’ve read, it’s actually been quite a while already (With Fujifilm incorporating and linking their knowledge of keeping photos great into skincare to keep skin great and looking photogenic as well), and the Astalift Jelly Aquarysta from Fujifilm‘s skincare brand Astalift is apparently quite a famous and award-winning premium skincare product in Japan that’s also fast becoming a cult beauty product in the U.K.! Anyway, I was only recently introduced to this concept and subsequently product, by the lovely Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything, and I was immediately intrigued as despite not having much reviews being written about it, most if not all the reviews were absolutely glowing and sung its praises.

After much researching on where I could get Astalift locally in Malaysia (Apparently it is available locally, though the locations are quite limited), I was able to get my hands on my first 40g tub of the Astalift Jelly Aquarysta at their roadshow counter at AEON in 1 Utama :D I’ve recently restocked it since I was in MidValley Megamall, where the counter is in the AEON there, and managed to get a limited edition 60g tub instead!

Fujifilm Astalift Jelly Aquarysta

Its unique name is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light-as-water texture of the clear red jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.

A jelly serum focuses to improve skin moisture retention ability, promotes long-lasting radiance and clearness. With the moisturising nano ceramide penetrates into skin’s stratum corneum, skin feels smooth and moist.

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Sunday Tip #17

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! :)

Now I don’t say that this is a must-do, but if you do use sunscreen and/or foundation (Whether it’s sheer, medium or high-coverage), or wear makeup overall, double cleansing, which can mean cleansing twice or more commonly using two cleansers (Usually the first one being a cleansing oil) can help to thoroughly clean your skin, removing all the sunscreen and/or foundation and/or makeup as well as all the gunk that may have accumulated on your face throughout the day. Having cleaner skin from double cleansing also means 1) less breakouts, as there is a decrease in any pore-clogging residue and 2) a more effective skincare routine, as your skin is well-prepped and will be able to better absorb your skincare products afterwards, which as a result, makes it regenerate better.

Here is a good article from Viva Woman on double cleansing :)

Some famous cleansing oils you can try as your first step in double cleansing would be Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils, but cheaper alternatives such as one from Hada Labo and the Biore Cleansing Oil also exist now so it depends on your preference and budget. Personally I am a huge fan of Dermalogica Precleanse, which I’ve been using for many many years now with great results and no negative reactions (Touch wood), especially since Shu Uemura‘s, which was the first one I tried, broke me out :( I also like to use a separate makeup remover for my eye makeup first, then use cleansing oil when double cleansing over my eyes (Gently!) to remove any leftover residue.

Saturday Meme- 5 Favourite Blogs

Here we are again at another week’s edition of Saturday Meme, along with dear Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything! :) I was THIS close to skipping this week’s Saturday Meme because I’ve been very swamped with work (Nothing new), but decided against it in the end. However, it does look like my behind will be parked here in Labuan for a little while more longer than I’ve expected :s Not that it’s a bad thing in a way, but it’s kind of stressful when you do kind of need to manage two places and make sure everything’s running smoothly! I also seem to quite miss shooting product photos with my studio box, and oh, of course I miss my guinea pig and Corgi there.

Hmm but enough digression, I shall now present to you this week’s Saturday Meme topic- 5 Favourite Blogs, which will essentially be blogs which I’ve quite recently-ish discovered and have been stalking reading more frequently lately :) I do also visit a few more other blogs, but I shall mention ones that I’ve been frequenting more recently instead! And as usual, not in chronological order or order of favouritism!

1. XKCD- Blag Of The Webcomic

Not exactly a regularly updated blog that one would expect, but when it is updated it’s always very interesting and at most, quite thought-provoking. It’s the “blag” (The author, Randall Munroe, created the word) of one of the few webcomics that I read regularly, XKCD, which is a very interesting one not only because of its simplicity (Stick figures, but well-drawn ones!), but also because of the subject matters (Science, maths, language, sci-fi and the like). Yes, aren’t you surprised that a non-beauty-related blog ended up on the list of a beauty blog’s favourite blog list? :P

2. Worshipblues

This is the blog of the ever wonderful Yasumi, who also runs the Fushigi Shop, which has been featured here on Beaute Fabuleuse as one of my favourite avenues for handmade “fings” (Yet another coined word! But this time by Yasumi herself) here :D Ever-quirky, ever-beautiful, ever-oh-so-interesting, it is never dull but always breathtaking. Be prepared to be amazed by stunning photos and her way with prose and feel inspired by her words! I am truly out of words to further describe this lovely blog, except that it’s gorgeous and inspirational in every way.

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

If you’re a fan of tattoos- I am, and I myself personally have a few tattoos (Which I will one day talk about, promise), you should at least know who Kat Von D is or are familiar with her, and her self-named, exclusive to Sephora (Though not in the physical stores in Malaysia it seems- I’ve only seen her small fragrance rollerball sets so far and nothing else) makeup range has always been on my radar even though I am not a huge fan of her personally, but more of I am a fan of the philosophy, feel and imagery behind the makeup range. Come on, it’s tattoos and has a vintage theme! :P

Image nicked from Squidoo. An old photo of Kat Von D for her makeup line, but my favourite.

It was only recently that I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the one thing I’ve been lemming-ing and lusting after the most from her makeup range, the Tattoo Liner, from the U.S.A. Sephora site thanks to my beloved boyfriend and the wonderful forwarding service he provides so I can shop :D I am a HUGE self-confessed eyeliner junkie, and eyeliner is the very first makeup product I’ve used, even before base makeup. It was Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in 01 Softsmudge Black (Which is now sadly discontinued), and ever since then I’ve gone through and tried quite a few (OK, quite a lot of) eyeliners- pencil, liquid, gel, you name it. But without further adieu…

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

What it is:
A liquid liner pen that works on the face and the body.

What it does:
Achieve dramatic eyes and create temporary tattoos with this water-resistant must-have that brings out the artist in you. The innovative brush tip makes it easy to make your personal vision a reality.

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