Review: Blanc de La Mer UV Protecting Fluid SPF50 PA+++

We have all heard of La Mer. It is no doubt a luxury brand with the price tag to match. However, you’re not just paying for the brand name. The ever famous Miracle Broth™ is unparalleled and I have friends who swear by it. My first ever luxury skincare purchase was La Mer. I bought the Creme de La Mer before I got married, using a quarter of my paycheck. It was painful but it was worth it. So when I was sent the SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid, the latest addition to La Mer’s illuminating Blanc de la Mer collection, I was excited to try it.

 

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Review: My Current Skincare With Antipodes

You must have read about Antipodes on this blog. I first discovered it about 2 years ago, and I have been slowly trying their products. I was looking for a more affordable eye cream and this one fits the bill. Then, there was some major promotion on cleansers and toners (60% off with purchase) so I grabbed that too. Oh, and I heard avocado is a good ingredient in creams, and I got a night cream. I know, it was one after another. I bought all these when I first knew I was pregnant. I wanted to switch to something more organic for no specific reason. I don’t believe skincare must be different during pregnancy if there are no changes to your skin. My skin did become more sensitive, hence, the switch. I noticed my skin has become drier lately, so I know I’ll be changing my routine again. So, I believe skincare should only be changed according to your skin condition, not because whether or not you’re pregnant. So here, I’ll be doing brief reviews on each product which I’ve been using for the past 4 to 5 months.

 

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Review: Estee Lauder Cyber White HD Serum and Moisturizer

Oops, I just realised I haven’t posted for more than a week! I figured it’s high time I talked about Estee Lauder’s Cyber White HD. I was sent both the serum and moisturizer, and I first used it more than 2 months ago. Before this, I was on organic skincare where silicones and fragrances were close to zero. I didn’t really appreciate it until I used this. The first 2 things I noticed were how slippery and how strongly perfumed they are!

 

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2014 Quarter 1 Empties

I took these photos nearing the end of March but didn’t get to post them. This is just a photo documentation for myself on the stuff I used up the first quarter of 2014. There were some I had to toss (last photo) because they were very likely expired but I’m also glad to see some variety here. Bath samples, lots of skincare, even a few makeup items that I used up. I even used up a perfume. I never had an empty perfume bottle! Now, back to collecting these empties for the second quarter!

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