Bloggie Wednesdays: Ask Me Anything

Bloggie Wednesdays Ask Me Anything

Happy Hump Day, folks!

I haven’t done this in a while, so I thought I’d open the floor to you once more. For those of you who are here for the first time, welcome to Beautyholics Anonymous! I hope you like what you see, and stay on for a drink or two :)

Ask Me Anything is a short segment of, well, ask me anything! If you have any questions about anything, beauty or blogging related, feel free to shoot me those Qs. If you feel like a chat, come in for a virtual cuppa and I’ll have one with you. It’s your call. Tell me what you’ve had for lunch. Did you buy anything new? Go ahead and share them with us!

If the questions are blogging related, it helps me tremendously in writing my Bloggie Wednesdays series, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

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  1. Katy Potaty

    Just wondering, how do you make your fragrance last all day – do you do the layering thing, or have you found a magic fragrance which lasts all day on you!

    1. Tine

      Katy: I think if you’re using a perfume (not cologne, spray, etc), the fragrance should last all day, leaving the base notes lingering on the skin. So far, the only fragrances that last all day on me are the ones from Chanel. I absolutely adore the body splashes from Marc Jacobs, but those are the worst. They dissipate within the first hour. Jo Malone lasts quite long on me, at least 4 hours.

      1. LeGeeque

        Katy, unfortunately, the only thing I can think of is carrying an atomiser and top up as necessary :( It’s the only way I make it through summers.
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        1. Tine

          Oh I agree. Travalo for atomiser. Genius!

  2. Paris B

    Alo! How do you feel about the speed at which collections are moving these days? In November, everyone was eyeing Spring collections (N. Hemisphere) and now that its almost Spring, everyone’s already plotting their summer buys. Before we know it, it’ll be winter again. I’m getting really tired :P What about you?
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    1. LeGeeque

      I’m sick of it. My credit card can’t keep up and it overwhelms me. I want to live in the moment, not look too much in the future. :P And it’s worse for us here cos it makes me want and yearn for it and we’re the last ones to get it. By the time it lands here, I’m like MEH. So over you. :P
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      1. Paris B

        We used to be slow over here but lately, its like the brands are all playing catch up. Its exhausting!
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    2. Tine

      Paris B: Can’t handle it. It’s getting far too much! It’s like Fashion Week; getting hit by one trend after another, one new item after another, bam bam bam! Plus it’s pointless getting excited over something new because when Australia finally gets it, I’m already lusting over something else the next season! :P

      1. Paris B

        I agree, its just too much. And what with blogs now broadcasting news faster than mags, I think we’re all going to burn out very quickly. Another reason why I can never be at the forefront of things. I like to kick back and actually ENJOY what I’m using right NOW
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  3. Pui Ee

    Helo! Am I too late for the ask me anything segment? Just wondering which eye cream works best or if it actually works? Been following your blog for a year plus now but can’t remember if you blogged about any eye creams…

    1. Tine

      Pui Ee: Certainly not. Feel free to join in at any time!

      Ahhhh you are very observant :) It’s true, I very rarely blog about eye creams because to be honest, I have yet to find something that really works for me. Chances are I’m too picky at what eye creams should do, and probably expect way too much.

      Having said that, there are a few eye creams that I’ve used (and one I’m currently using) that are pretty good. Good in the sense that it does moisturise the delicate area well without being too rich or cause milia.
      1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye cream
      2. Strivectin Orbital eye cream
      3. Kiehls Midnight Recovery eye cream
      Bear in mind, these do not remove eye bags, lighten dark circles or remove wrinkles (for the latter, nothing can short of surgery), but in terms of enough hydration without being too rich, these are good.

      Hope this helps, and feel free to jump in at any time if you have any more questions. Happy to help if I can :)

      1. Noor

        Tine,
        So as of 2012, you have yet to find an eye cream that lightens dark circles? Guess I’m doomed to using concealer…lol
        Have you found one that works on older women’s skin? The stick concealer I use either leaves spots or the cream type creases into my bags. It’s really pathetic. What am I doing wrong???

        Noor

        1. Tine

          Noor: Afraid not, Noor. If I did, believe you me, I will be singing its praises right here on the blog. For now, I’m still searching. Gah!
          Personally, I find stick concealers too thick and heavy, especially for dry and/or mature skin. I’ve tried it on my mum’s skin, and it somehow just accentuate her fine lines. I’d suggest to stick to cream ones. If the ones you are using gives you spots, chuck it immediately. You’re not doing anything wrong. I’d say, like me, you haven’t found THE ONE yet :)
          Do give me an example of a cream product that creases into your eye bags. I’ll see if I can check it out and get back to you :)

  4. Noor Ali

    Hi there!
    I’m getting older and notice my moisturizer isn’t working as well…I have been using that Hado Labo product but I believe I need something more suited to my 40 year old skin…any suggestions? Is there a product out there that can firm and plump up my skin? or do I need to come back to reality…lol
    Thanks.

    1. Tine

      Noor Ali: Ahh reality. Kick in the pants, isn’t it? That’s what it’s like for me everytime I look in the mirror and notice how my skin is starting to sag around the eyes. Ouch too painful to talk about :P
      Anyway. In terms of anti-aging products, it depends very much on your pocket. We have to be realistic about it, you know what I mean? I’d love to be able to use a full regimen of SKII products but unfortunately, the pockets says a very firm NO.
      When you mention Hada Labo, do you mean the lotion? I believe that for your skin to really work, serums are the way to go, not so much the moisturiser. With a good, powerful serum, it can work wonders, with the moisturiser sealing in the ingredients and providing overall hydration. If you still like the Hada Labo lotion, try the red one that also contains Retinol (Vitamin A).
      A few things to look out for in terms of ingredients in serums – Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These babies are potent stuff and are fantastic in keeping the skin looking young and supple. Estee Lauder does good serums (highly recommend the Advanced Night Repair), and Clinique recently relaunched their Turnaround Radiance Renewer (or something in that name, can’t remember it off the top of my head), which is good as well.
      Spend a little more on good serums, and you can cut back on expensive moisturisers. Serums are more potent, and they work to better your skin compared to moisturisers alone.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Noor

        Dear Tine,
        I just want to say THANK YOU for replying my question. Your explanation and examples of what to try was do-able since these products are all available in Sabah. Thank you Thank you Thank you

        Your subscriber for life!
        Noor

        1. Tine

          Noor: My pleasure Noor. I’m glad to help if I can :)

          tine xx

  5. Pui Ee

    Thank you Tine for your reply. Will definitely try the eye creams you recommended! :-)

    1. Tine

      Pui Ee: My pleasure Pui Ee. Glad to be able to help! :)

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