Hylamide C25 Stabilised Vitamin C Booster: Can One Like And Loathe It At The Same Time?

Hylamide C25 Stabilised Vitamin C Booster

Even though Hylamide is gaining popularity in the Northern hemisphere, it’s still a relatively unknown brand here in Australia. It’s currently available in Priceline but the selection is not as wide. It’s not one of those brands that are quickly swept up during Priceline’s highly popular 40% skincare sales (unlike brands like, say, Bioderma and La Roche-Posay). It’s a pity because they’ve got very good stuff. I’m a fan of their affordable and very effective Low-Molecular HA serum and have purchased many bottles of it.

Since I ran out of my Vitamin C serum, I thought I’d give their C25 serum a go. It has received a lot of positive reviews and for a high-percentage Vitamin C serum under AU$50, this should have been a sure-win.

The thing is, even though my skin liked it, I didn’t.

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Smashed My First 10K!

Melbourne Marathon 10km 2016

I’m writing this on the high I’m still feeling from Melbourne Marathon 10km race I did yesterday. After months of training, I finally hit the 10km mark. I knew that after last year’s first 5km race, this year I wanted to do the 10km. And I did!

Compared to my first 5km race last year, I kept this year’s race pretty low key. Unfortunately, I didn’t do any fund-raising this year and I didn’t mention on the blog that I would be running the 10k at the Melbourne Marathon. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be able to do the race because three weeks leading to the race, I was hit with the worst cold I’ve had in many years and it left me completely depleted of energy. I stopped training for almost a month because I could hardly walk, let alone run. I was seriously *this* close to pulling out.

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Updating My Skincare Routine For The Coming Warmer Months

Spring Skincare October 2016

Even though the weather is Melbourne is slightly crazy at the moment, there’s no doubt that the days are slowly but surely getting warmer. With the change in seasons and temperature, it also means that it’s time I make some changes to my skincare routine and bid adieu to rich creams for the next few months.

My skin has changed a lot over the past few years, especially after entering my 30s. Even though my T-zone is still oily, it’s not as oily as it used to be compared to my 20s. It tends to get dehydrated quickly and every now and then, it would develop dry, flaky and rough patches that feel like fine sandpaper. It becomes worse in winter and thankfully not so much in summer. When the weather gets warmer, I tend to use light creams and favour gels. Nothing heavy goes on my skin; in fact, summer months is the time I don’t touch facial oils at all because for some reason, my skin don’t like them. Having said that, there are still some products that are non-negotiable and remain in my skincare routine all year long.

Here’s what I’ve been using lately. My skin is loving the change and hasn’t given me any grief so far. I’d call that an improvement, wouldn’t you? 🙂

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Bloggie Wednesday: No, We Are Not That Hard Up For PR Samples!

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By now, it’s no secret that beauty bloggers receive a good amount of beauty samples from PRs and brands for editorial consideration. Over the years, I’m thankful to have received my fair share of beauty products that were sent to my by PRs for review, even though a lot of them don’t make the cut of a mention on the blog. This is simply the reality of blogging product reviews; there really is just so much one can use and it’s not realistic that every single thing we received can be reviewed on the blog.

The thing is, with the rampant growth of the number of beauty blogs on the blogosphere, brands and PRs also need to be selective of the bloggers they send products to. They’ll have to pick and choose the right kind of bloggers that would suit the clients they represent as they cannot send products to ALL of the beauty bloggers out there. It’s just not possible and it makes sense for them to be picky.

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