Hello all, I am back from Sydney and am getting into my regular blogging schedule. It is great to finally have proper internet connection again. The wi-fi service at my hotel was absolutely dismal and I could only get intermittent connection (if I was lucky). But I did manage to upload a few photos on Instagram (profile name: beautycabby) so do pop by and check them out.
A few weeks ago, Beetrice of Beetrice’s Reviews and Paris B of My Women Stuff posed a question on what would be the ideal beauty blogger’s box and to include five beauty products we’d like to see if cost or availability wasn’t an issue. Subscription beauty boxes are not new however the concept is still at its infancy stage in Malaysia.
Sticking to five beauty products is challenging because I am so easy to please and nearly everything can be a favourite to me. A couple on my list are relatively new products I’ve recently tried and liked a lot. If I had to fill up your beauty box, here’s what I’d love to include.
Moroccanoil Treatment was something I picked up on my holiday in Sydney, Australia. I came across a hair shop at the Queen Victoria Building and immediately noticed the bright turquoise and orange packaging. This stuff makes my hair feel sooooo silky and soft without weighing it down. I know its made up of mostly silicones with little argan oil but it works wonders for my medium length hair and I quite like that floral hippie-incense scent too. I have used it 8 times over the course of two weeks and it’s been doing great in warm and cold weather conditions.
Chanel Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base is another product I picked up fairly recently. I have been hunting for a good primer (again) because I was really disappointed with the new Revlon one. Just a day before leaving for Australia, I bought the Chanel primer and have been using it religiously since. It helps brighten my complexion slightly and allows liquid or powder foundations to go on better. It also helps my foundation last longer. I think it creates a soft focus sort of glow and if you have really good skin, you can probably get away with just this primer alone.
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick (Black Tie reviewed previously) is definitely one of my favourite lipsticks these days. They are easy to wear, lightweight and moisturising, everything I’d hope for in a lipstick. They are also semi-sheer so if you’re opposed to overly bright lips, the Addict Extreme Lipstick is something I’d recommend and would love to see in a beauty box. It also helps that the packaging is pretty luxurious and cool-looking at the same time.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one of those cult beauty products that you see popping up in a beauty blog every once in a while. I usually use a few drops of this oil together with another serum and it seems to provide a “boost” to the efficacy of whatever skincare products I have on rotation. I also love the calming lavender and herbal scent before sleep. I am not saying this product is a must-have but if you’d like to treat yourself to a facial oil, this is probably something to consider. A bottle will last a long time because only a few drops are needed for each use.
Zoya nail polishes (Jana reviewed previously) are so nice! Not only do they offer a wide variety of colours, the formula of the polishes are smooth and usually faultless. Yes, the brush is a little skinny but because the polish is so easy to apply, I don’t have any problems even with my non-dominant hand. Sadly, Zoya may be a wee bit difficult to come by locally these days but if you do a bit of research, you can probably order them from various places online.
Do you see anything from my list that you’d like as well? If you had the opportunity of putting together your ideal beauty box, which five items will you include? Do drop in and share your thoughts as I’d really love to find out what your beauty box would be like
And for more fun reading, here’s what a few other beauty bloggers have to say about their personalised beauty boxes:
- Beautyholics Anonymous
- Beauty Up My Life
- Beetrice’s Reviews
- Belle Demoiselle
- My Women Stuff
- My Views My Reviews
- Pretty Beautiful
- Red Luscious Lips
- Rinnah’s Consumer Reviews
- Skin Deco
- Unconventional Geek