SGAhjumma was busy for past 2 weeks.
My mum was admitted to hospital for 3 days , a couple of claims to settle for my clients’ surgery (thankfully the claims were approved), my mum’s claims, work and some spring cleaning to do.
I got a shock when i found like 5 SRJC PE T-Shirts in my wardrobe. OMG…the logos and colour still intact leh…and still so comfy to wear. Lol..Now i use it as a PJ shirt and wear it to sleep cos it is very cooling and soft.
Yup , so i was really busy. I got no time to take care of my skin and i find myself abit lazy to do housework lately. Working mums and working wives maybe also will experience this sometimes. Afterwork , you just want to go home and do nothing. Just lie on the bed , read the news , scroll your FB newsfeed , put on a face mask and sleep. I am soo tired and busy till late night until i got no time or forget to put on my face mask lor. Now my face already cui..2 clogged bumps on my cheek leh…Lack of sleep + not enough water + stress = dry skin.
So busy until i forgot to put my masks and now i even include them in my mobile calendar to remind myself at 10pm everyday to put on face mask. Yes , i am that “disciplined” about daily skincare routine.
Here are some masks i have been using for almost a year now. I like them alot and i use different masks for different days. Because sometimes my skin feels dry or dull. So i have both brightening and hyrdrating masks.
I bought them from Korea. Each cost KRW1000 – KRW 1500. which is bout SGD 1.50- SGD 2 per piece. You can buy those in this blog post from Olive Young.
I like this Hydrapeel mask from Mediheal. Really hydrating and can see the skin “pumps” up with moisture and also helps to brighten the skin alittle bit but not so much.
CNY Propolis Mask.
I like this too ! Comes with the ampoule and also the sheet mask soaked in propolis goodness.
My MIL ordered it online through TV home shopping so im not sure how much was it. But of cos cheaper to buy in Korea than in SG. It doesn’t really brightens up my skin but it does hydrates. So it is kind of like a skin “supplement” so you cannot really see an immediate effect on your skin like other masks do.
This is also one of my favourite from Mediheal. The I.P.I Lightmax Mask.
To be honest , it does not whiten my skin but it does brightens up my complexion. So sometimes i will use this mask in the day before i head out. It makes putting make up so much easier cos the skin looks more radiant and brighter.
I always go for this among my stacks of hydrogel masks. Super love and i like it alot.
Must buy !
Here are some of the brands i buy for sheet or gel masks : Leaders , CNP , Mediheal , AHC , Celderma and SNP masks. Whether it is gel or those paper sheet masks doesn’t matter to me as long as they are effective !
I am not going to Korea this CNY because im going to meet my MIL and bro-in-law in Taiwan instead ! We are going on a family trip ! Hehe..so i ordered some stuff to send over to our place in Busan and my BIL will bring to Taiwan for me. My MIL helped me ordered the Doctor Cos Snow White Water Mask through Lotte Home Shopping. I downloaded the app so sometimes i can watch LIVE home shopping advertisement videos on the app. My housemate is a Korean girl and she recommended this to me and let me try it for a day. I instantly fell for it ! I ordered the special promo set (5 tubs of Doctor Cos Snow White Water Glow Mask + 5 tubes of whitening cream or cleanser which i cannot recall cos it was a month ago). I am going to give some bottles to my female clients and keep about 2 bottles each for myself ). I realized some of my female clients are into Korean skincare too and we are able to share and exchange beauty tips!
I saw some random shops selling this in SG but i don’t dare to buy because i am scared it is counterfeit product. Moreover, those shops sell until so expensive ! $45 for this bottle ?? It is only 1/3 of the price in Korea. There are shops selling fake Nature Republic aloe vera gels too ! Better to buy the real one than risk having outbreaks or allergic reactions.
Sigh , i realized i am becoming more auntie but my hubby consoled me and said i am not auntie but i am a good wife. Everyday after work , i will check the laundry basket to see if it is full and do the laundry. And if it rains in the middle of the night , i will bring in the laundry. I like to keep my toilet and kitchen clean so i will arrange the things properly and wipe the tables dry. The living room too … after watching TV , i will put the cushions in place and fold my fleece blanket and place it nicely on the sofa. I like clean toilet so i wash my toilet every Sunday. Our place is pretty small so there are alot of boxes of stuffs and luggages but i keep them in place neatly. I have been doing my own housework and cleaning my own room since young. My mum already “trained” me since my teens.
I have very dry hands because i clean my room and handwashed my clothes often before moving in with my hubby. But now im living on my own with my hubby , i have to do all the housework. So my hands become more dry. 1 tube of hand cream lasted me a month!
My friends , my colleagues , my family members and even my female clients complimented that i have good skin and im blessed with good skin. But i don’t have a pair of smooth hands. I have a pair of dry hands. Sometimes it felt so dry and so tight. And i stopped doing manicure already. Firstly , i can save $$ on manicure and secondly , there is no point doing manicure …even gel manicure because the gel nail polish will come off after a couple of days. All the housework and dishwashing makes it come off easily. Really waste my money to go for manicure. Pedicure is still ok and the gel polish will stay intact for at least 1.5-2months if i take care properly.
The hubby has been very understanding these days. Whenever i have appointments till late night , he will help out with the housework so i can come home to have a good rest.
Enough of the nagging, going to bed and need a good sleep. A long day of appointments tomorrow !