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My Night Skincare Routine 2015: Slightly different from day routine but still focusing on brightening

Have you check out My Day Skincare Routine 2015 post up a few days ago? No? Okay, here’s the link 🙂 . You know what, thinking back at what a dear friend told me last Friday, seven products is still a lot. She’s right. Seven is a lot 😛 . But I do sneakily skip one or two sometimes so it wasn’t that bad for me. I plan to cut down more when I finish off a few more products. I don’t like to waste skincare. I usually finish everything before moving to another new product.

Enough of the babbling, here is My Night Skincare Routine 2015 as promised 😉

My Night Skincare Routine 2015
Night routine is one product lesser than my Day routine lol. What’s missing here is the weekly treatment products like scrubs, masks and so on. I also don’t include makeup remover in the night routine because I use them in the evening, not night before bed.

My Day Skincare Routine 2015: Simpler, time saving and more effective

I remember last year I wanted to do an updated skincare routine but the amount of product I used was ridiculously a lot so the idea was left hanging. I also remember reviving the idea the next following month and the products was still embarrassingly a lot so the idea was left hanging once again. The beginning of year 2015 is where I simplified everything in my life. I’ve always been a girl who like everything simple (except for my beauty routine) and I thought I should take a step back and cut down on my skincare products. You can say that I’m doing a ‘spring cleaning’ on all complicated things in my life. My skincare routine is the first I revamped.

If you recall, this (click on the link) was my 2012 skincare routine. I know, I know. It’s insane! I’ve no regret with what I used to use because I love the pampering session I put myself into daily. I’m now older and lazier *lol*. I’m going to split my skincare routine for 2015 into two post. This is My Day Skincare Routine 2015.

My Day Skincare Routine 2015
It may seems nothing much but from 11 products to 7 products, it’s a big step for me. Admittedly, sometimes I skip one or two products so that makes it around five products 🙂 . I’ll tell you what product I sneakily skip below.

Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum: Getting my daily shot of youth

As I get older, I get obsessed with maintaining youthful skin and that includes getting obsessed with anti-aging products. I’m blessed with a ‘complicated’ skin that are not dry therefore I didn’t need to be worry about wrinkles. I really like to get my hands on anti-aging products that works from the inside because I believe that is easier and more important than working on fixing what’s on the skin surface. This is why Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum is right down my alley.

Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum
Funnily, I am not quite sure what this Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum is all about. I started using on the same day I got it because Antipodes is one of my favourite organic brand. Not that I’ve tried a lot but once I found a brand that I like, I stick to it. So have I found out what this Worship is? You bet I have. Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum is a water-based serum accenting the antioxidant potency of New Zealand-grown superfrui that helps the skin to maintain its youthfulness. It did it by fortifying skin cells against early ageing and free radical damage. Now that’s not too complicated to understand, isn’t it? 😀

Antipodes Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser: A pretty decent gel cleanser for everyday use that smells good too

I probably have no sane idea how this Antipodes Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser review will turn out because when I’m typing all this out, I’m high on flu, sore throat and fever medication. Oh yes, it’s a deadly combination of sickness. I spent the whole of Saturday and Sunday on bed covered with two blankets, a jacket and fleece socks on. Let’s hope this review turns out fine *fingers crossed*

I still remember that I got this cleanser right before Chinese New Year this year. It has been sitting in my beauty stash for months before I took it out to use two months ago. For some reason I took a longer time to determine if I like an all natural product or not as to compare with other skin care range. That is because on my skin, natural product takes a longer time to work.

Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser
Antipodes is a New Zealand brand that came out with range of certified organic and premium natural skincare as well as makeup. I’ve tried Antipodes makeup products before but not their skin care. The Antipodes Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser will be my first. This is a brightening cleanser in gel form. It contain properties to clean, clear and gives blemish-free skin, thanks to the action of exfoliating extracts from the New Zealand kiwi superfruit and vibrant hibiscus flower. It also contain Manuka honey that has antibacterial powers and antioxidant-packed Vinanza Grape which form the perfect union to help reduce and balance oil production, helping grant your healthiest glow ever.

Cleanser 101: Types of Facial Cleansers

While I was composing product review for a new skin care range that I’m currently on, I feel the need to walk you through types of moisturizer and how to choose the right one for your skin type. Come to think of it, it will be a bit odd (for me) if I don’t start from the cleanser up to moisturizer. Being as random as I can be sometimes, this brings us to today’s topic – Facial Cleansers.

Cleanser 101
There are so many different type, brand, texture, function and benefits cleansers out there to choose from. Sometimes I can’t help but to wonder, is it really necessary to came out with so many type? I don’t usually go with a specific cleanser targeting a skin concern unless I have a severe breakout then only I’ll start searching for something to calm the breakout. Otherwise, I’m more into texture type of cleanser.

Review: Antipodes Hungry Like The Wolf Blood-Red Natural Lipstick – Putting on a Creamy, Matte with a Shine Bloody Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

I don’t usually wear blood red lipstick but since it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, why not eh? So I took out my Antipodes Hungry Like The Wolf Blood-Red Natural Lipstick that is still in it’s box, apply it on my lips and I looked like one blood sucker vampire that’s hungry for another round of fresh blood, as hungry as a wolf 😀

I’m kidding. Vampire don’t have a blood red lips on. They usually have almost black lips. Antipodes Hungry Like The Wolf shade is sexy on me don’t you think so? 😛

Antipodes Hungry Like The Wolf Blood Red Natural Lipstick 1
No, I’m not pulling my hair off haha! Truth to be told, I was intimidated with a blood red lipstick mainly because it wasn’t a shade that I would wear or a shade that I can put on as everyday lipstick. Previously Antipodes has three lipstick from their Aroha Natural Mineral Lipstick Collection which is more on the earthy, darker red side. Just early November 2013, Antipodes released Lipstick To Rock Your World Collection that consist of three lipstick shade namely Hit Me With Your Best Shot which is a fuchsia pink, April Sun In Cuba which is a reddish orange shade and Hungry Like The Wolf which is a blood red shade.