Aca-artehan: August Edition

1. Sleeping Masks

I’ve already realised how important skin hydration is especially for my oily skin so I’ve been investing some time and money into using face masks to hydrate my and minimise my pores. I’ve tried the sheet masks but my lazy ass sometimes couldn’t cope with the 2 step process so I’ve ventured on sleeping masks. I’ve only hit pan on one product so far and I’m currently trying out another one.

Etude House Collagen Sleeping Pack. Bought at Amazon for £14. I might sound as if I’m exaggerating but with only 3 days in, I could already see a difference with my skin. It instantly made my skin look healthy and glowing, plus the grease has turned down a notch. I’ve also pulled some serious all nighters but I didn’t even break out nor needed to apply anything like full make up just to look more alive.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask bought at P2bus Soho for £35 for 70mls. After Etude house (EH), I’ve decided to give Laneige a try. It is on the pricier side but I’m curious if it could live up to all the hype. So far, I am already liking the suppleness it gives me and the smell is very faint but so good. Although the consistency is watery but thick, it isn’t as sticky as EH post application. PS! It’s cheaper to buy it online rather than the store in Soho!

2. Lip Products

3Ce Take a Layer multipot in Cabbage Rose bought in Amazon for £22. · I think I’ve raved about this product on twitter but I thought I’d make it official (yesss, arte ko mamang!) and announce here my love for 3CE’s multi-pot! The creamy/powdery consistency seems to stay longer on my lips and cheeks compared to a liquid tint and it’s very compact so easy to fit in my kikay kit. I’ve been using this for 2 months now and I reckon it’ll last me until the end of the year since it’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way.

K-Palette 1-day Tattoo lasting Lip Tint stick bought at Ichiba or Japan Centre for £15. Another lip product I enjoy using. It’s so moisturizing and gives you a very subtle tint and makes your lip look healthy. I’ve used up 2 sticks already and my problem was where else could I source it from London. Luckily, my semi-favourite hangout after school sells it pala! You can buy it from Ichiba (sabay kain narin ng shoryu ramen + takoyaki) in Westfield Sheperd’s Bush or any Japan Centre shops.

3. Face

Canmake Mermaid Skin gel UV moisturising sunscreen bought at Amazon for £10. The summer heat here in London is getting worse each year and I finally convinced myself to start adding another element into my skincare: sun block! I’m still trying to get the hang of it, that is adding another step to my routine skincare but so far it isn’t as heavy and uncomfortable as the others ive tried in the past. It’s very easy to apply and I like the gel consistency.

It Cosmetics CC cream with spf bought at Boots for £10 (small size). Again, my laziness got the best of me so I tried to look for something inclusive and decided to try this which will be more or less used daily (if I’m in the mood) for work. I’ve been using this for a week now and although I got a darker shade (cause no stock) the way it handles my oily face surprised me. It looks very natural when applied and I don’t oil up as much as the others.