Monday, January 10, 2011

Reviews: Skin Food Red Bean BB Cream, Revlon Soft Nude lippie, Mustika Ratu Masker Bengkoang

I often mentioned that I'm not a fussy eater and I usually wallop up everything but the one thing I cannot stand are beans and peas. Kidney beans and green peas are the only thing that I will literally spit out each and every one. Was never a fan of Green, red and whatever beans.

The Skin Food BB cream was something I ended drooling for when I saw my sister buying this for her friend in Singapore. I didn't get it till a while later though. Had to get the approval of my "sponsor".

It's been about one weeks since I started using it and so far no breakouts, Thank God. The strange thing was when my sister was buying it in QueensBay Mall and I was with her, the coverage seems thicker but when I got mine in Gurney Plaza, I found out the coverage is sheer. My eyes are staring to play tricks on me!

Not sure is there's an eye problem or is it that the QBM tester was older and started to cake up. Eech!


I was told the Red Bean BB was more on hydrating meaning it's good for people with dry skin. I have oily but dehydrated skin, so what now? I'm confused. But "neediness" got the better of me and I ended up getting it. I reasoned that my BB cream was finishing - It was a lie!



The SF Red Bean BB cream is indeed a little tad oilier. My face is shine-y by 10 hours. Coverage is sheer but build-able. Unfortunately, I fear the more you apply, the oilier it might get. If you have good complexion, this is good for a little glow and coverage. If you need better coverage, you'll need your concealer.

I powder my face after using it and it's actually okay for me. I don't powder my face if I use my Etude House Precious Mineral though. It's a lot thicker and can be cakey if not careful.

I'll continue using it since my skin is getting better now and I'm starting to prefer sheerer coverage and letting my skin show more.



Got a RM10 Parkson voucher and was wondering what to buy when I remembered this. It's been a while but it's still 'Oh so pwetty' to me. Had a slight heart attack when I saw Parkson selling this for RM39 and only 10% off. Ouch! Watson was selling this for only RM32!

After thinking about it, I used the voucher to buy it anyway. *sigh* No more lipsticks for me till next year. Or lipglosses for that matter.


Right to left: Revlon Soft nude; With NYX Sugar Pie

One of the best buys I had for 2010 was Mustika Ratu's Masker Bangkoang! Believe it or not. I initially bought this for RM3.50 and since they recently won some Best Items of 2010 the price has jumped to RM5!

Excuse me while I let out a string of curses! I should have stocked it! Bloody Hell!


Each packet is good for 3 uses!

Mustika Ratu is an Indonesian product. If you're looking for whitening mask. This wins hands down down down! The mask is good! It might smell a little funky if you're not used to traditional herb-y smell.

I got to know about it when I saw my Indonesian colleague's face looking glowing and nice. She gave me a packet to try and I fell in love.



Before that, I search for them online and damn they were expensive, worst, I couldn't find any reviews. It was a plunge I never regretted. I bought the tube of mask this time instead of the packet ones because I wanted to try it out. It contained the Air Mawar (Rose water) and Olive oil meaning we don't have to mix it ourselves and make a mess of everything. In the end, it's no where as good as the packet one. The packet mask has little rough pumice(?) in it to scrub your face with but the tube mask was smooth.

If you decide to try this and not like it, don't blame me. This is just my opinion and I never said I was always right :D


RM15

Last buy of 2010. Contact lenses. This was a total 'Want' and not 'Need'. Sigh. A guilt buy but I promised myself, this is going to last me as long as it possibly can. The i-Dreamy in Grey. It's really dark Grey and natural thanks to the outter black ring. Bought this cheap for RM30 + RM3.50 (shipping) and I got them here.



I don't usually supply links because one way or another I always have problems with the sellers. Defected good, sellers that don't deliver on time, lousy customer service etc but this was the very few times that I had absolutely no problems.

I don't demand a lot, I don't bargain BUT I do ask alot of questions and when I pay for next day delivery, I wanted it delivered out and reach my house in a maximum of 2 days. If I wanted to wait, I would have taken the cheaper postage. If there was a reason you cannot deliver. Tell me. Don't keep me waiting like an idiot.



My make up look for Girly and Hock Yew's wedding, 26th December 2010.



It was a garden wedding so I wore something simple and non fussy. Whee!

13 comments:

Coco said...

oh wow!
i was eye-ing the skinfood red bean BB cream for a while ! i have super sensitive skin & tend to break out from the perfume that most products put in :S so i guess i should avoid this one as well ?


btw.
the lens look gorgeous on you!
- Coco

ShazreeyanaShukri said...

Gosh u look dazzling!i love ur butterfly necklace it's so cute!where did u get it?

The contacts makes u look like an anime!cute big eyes..i don't know y i look weird with big circle lenses. T_T

and i totally agree with u on the bengkoang mask.thanks for reminding and reviewing bout it.i totally forgot about how awesome that mask is.i've tried it back then when i was a teenager.and wow your skin looks amazing ash!im gonna find the mask tomorrow!

and i can't express how much i love the revlon lipstick u r using!the colour is soo pretty!i always go for a nude pinkish lipstick.i had one from stage but it's a matte finish.this one looks more creamy.gonna grab this one too..

oh Gawd my pocket is hurting..ouchhhh...

take care my dear..keep up the great work..i love ur blog!<3
xoxo
A fan of yours...

Love,
yana

Bombchell said...

It would so be nice when they start making bb cream for darker girls. I always wanted to try it.

lol i like peas & beans. hate broccoli & cauliflower though

Vinnie said...

the lipstick looks great... but i'm quite sensitive to REvlon lipsticks. My lips start to chap when I wear them... so, I can only use Bobbi Brown/NYX lipsticks.

Sue said...

the dreamy-i looks nice! :D i like

Makeupholics said...

I am sooooooo wanting that color contact huhuhu... sms me the details ha ok. Your makeup for friend's wedding look smashing OMG OMG ! Me lubb the butterfly pendant as well.

I gotten the same brand and color lipstick like few months back, but it was a let down for me, I found it too dry lor. haiz.

Anyway, looking good sweety, I feel like smooching you now....ahahaha moron me, JH don't mind me k. I am so buying you that long overdue KOPI. Will text yer.

Take care darl ^^ *hugs & kisses*

Sara.H said...

you're gorgeous :) love those lenses and the lipstick :) the color suits you a lot

I am a new follower and I have to say that you have a great blog :) Hope you drop by my blog too ^ ^

http://sarahassansblog.blogspot.com/

Toni Tralala said...

I like the NYX Sugar Pie a lot better! :) The contacts look great on you! I miss mine. :( I got GEO contacts when I was in Asia.

Nice to meet you!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Pretty look, Ash! The light blue complements your skin tone beautifully. =D And haha...I'm not much for beans and peas too. Nice haul!

(Aw, thank you for your kind comment. :) Too bad my writing skills suck...lol!)

♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

Beautiful Blog! love the lashes and your hair ^_^

❤~ WinWin ~❤ said...

u have a interesting blog... n love ur circle lens... i bot mine in msia when i go to my bf's place.. sg is way more expensive n i getting more fed-up with freshkon ones... haha~

Followed u.. visit or follow mine if u wish to...

Love,
Winwin
http://princessdiary-winwin.blogspot.com

Dolce♥Bunny said...

OMG! I hate beans and peas too... but i like tofu... tofu is okie.

Seems like a good BB Cream and like the idea that its from Red Beans but any oilier my face can get, I might get an instant job higher as a oil manufacturer... I have the same revlon in soft nude! But I is liking this color too....

and ah~!! that Indonasian products look so good! I'm a sucker for traditional looking medicine... (which prolly why got me sick for trying random stuff in Msia)

Ah~!! So cheap contacts... T^T Where do you get it so cheap... :(

looking pretty in the pic for the wedding!!!!!

Des said...

hi! i just bought the red beans bb cream, i hope it works for me...i couldn't find a detailed review except for yours. thanks! :-) ...following you now, ;-P

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