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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Saturday Meme- 5 Travel Must-Haves

In this week’s Saturday Meme, the lovely Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything (Delayed due to unforeseen circumstances) and I shall talk about something that we seem to be doing quite often, and especially this month- travelling! I seem to travel a lot by plane myself, as I’ve been flying back and forth Labuan and K.L. ever since I was a child- my family’s business is in Labuan where I grew up and all relatives are in K.L. so we travel from Labuan to K.L. to visit them (Especially my late grandparents) but now it’s reversed and I mainly travel from K.L. (Where Mum, little brother and I have moved to for our tertiary educations since about 6+ years ago- Dad‘s unable to move due to the business) to Labuan to help out with the family business (Especially now). Kota Kinabalu (Commonly abbreviated as K.K.), Sabah is quite a frequent destination for me as well :) I digress… sorry for the rambling and personal disclosure, but I do get asked a lot about it though :x

Naturally, there must be something that we just have to have around when we travel, hence this week’s Saturday Meme topic! So in no particular order, my 5 Travel Must-Haves– things that I have to have with me when I travel :) Take not though that most, if not all of them, are more “recent” must-haves, which means that I’ve only started having them with me when I travel since at least 10 years ago and not from childhood  :P

1. Lip balm

Image nicked from Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.

Lip balm is a definite must on my carry-on, because I find that my lips react very quickly to the dry cabin air in flights. The trick here for me though, is to constantly re-apply, especially whenever my lips start to feel dry (Also, I up my liquid intake as well). My current favourite is Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick, which keeps my lips hydrated for much longer without feeling tacky or sticky or being heavily-fragranced, which can give me a headache *_*

2. Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Water Spray

Image nicked from Eau Thermale Avene.

This is an absolute Holy Grail/HG for me, as I’ve mentioned here (And yes the picture is recycled from there too) :) Apart from having it as a staple in my skincare/makeup routine, I carry along the smallest sized bottle when I travel and spritz it on my face, and it does a very good job of keeping my skin soothed and well-hydrated, especially during my travels where I am exposed to air conditioning and dry-ish air :P My skin hardly feels dry and/or tight when I travel, but it can be a little flakey if I am not careful so this works very well to prevent it!

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Delayed Saturday Meme- 5 HG Skincare/Makeup

Apologies for another delayed Saturday Meme that also replaced this week’s Sunday Tip– I just flew in to Labuan (For work, until this 13th August) yesterday night and was too knackered, and I’ve been very busy all week hence being unable to draft and/or schedule the post in advance :(

This week dear Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything and I will list out our 5 HG (Holy Grail) Skincare/Makeup :D Granted, while writing this list I realise that I have more than 5… but I guess I’ll have to scale it down to 5 anyway :P Anyway, since I am also in Labuan now and with decanted/travel-sized/stripped-down versions of my usual skincare/makeup, I am unable to take photos of my HG skincare/makeup in their proper glory so I shall use stock images instead. Please do bear with me on this one!

1. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion

Image nicked from Urban Decay.

This is a definite must-have in my arsenal. I hardly ever go out without some eyeliner if I can help it, and I have been using eyeliner since I was 19 years old, the first makeup I’ve used even before foundation/powder. Using eyeliner seems to make me look more polished and less tired (Yes, beats concealer most of the time for me) and after experimenting with a lot of different types and brands of eyeliners I have settled with the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion (Black) as my absolute HG- even when I still do try out other eyeliners, I seem to always come back to this. It’s easy to use, is super black (The way I like it) and lasts until you remove it (Or actually, rub it really hard, but that hardly happens), so what’s not to love? :D

2. Marie Veronique Organics Moisturising Face Screen SPF 30

Image nicked from Marie Veronique Organics.

Ah sunscreen, one of the more important skincare one could use, at least in my opinion. I’m a huge fan of Marie Veronique Organics Moisturising Face Screen SPF 30 (Which I have reviewed here) ever since I read it on Viva Woman and could get my hands on them (Thanks to my lovely boyfriend) :D I use a mix of both the Extra Light and Light versions to better suit my skin, and the reason why this sunscreen is HG for me is not only because it’s an important component in skincare, but also because it works wonderfully for me and I get a peace of mind using it as it has been rated as one of the top Best Moisturisers With SPF by the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Sunscreen Guide, which attests to its efficiency, so I know I’m really protecting my skin :)

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