Dr Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum: Straight Onto Holy Grail-ness!

Dr Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum

I’ve been teasing you with mentions of the Dr Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum for a good number of weeks on social media now but haven’t actually done a proper review of the product here on BA. Prior to this, I’ve been using 1% retinol serums and they’ve no doubt given me good results. This serum came highly recommended by Caroline Hirons as it contains 2% retinol and I knew I had to give this a go. Heck if 1% gave me great results, I’d be expecting even better results with this.

Thankfully, this serum didn’t disappoint. In fact, it surpassed all of the retinol serums I’ve been using and is now on my Holy Grail pedestal of skincare. I know. High claims indeed! 😉

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Do You Clip It? Or Do You File It?

Nail Clipping Vs Filing

Straight up, I’m not a fan of nail filing. Never have been, probably never will be. Right, that’s the blog post done then, eh?

No? Damn. 😛

Nail experts will be screaming their heads off when they read this because most if not all of them say that it’s better to file your nails than to clip them. Filing them prevents nail breakage and they’re easier to control compared to clipping. Clipping can also cause stress to nail beds.

My mum used to clip my nails for me when I was growing up. I absolutely adored this little routine that the two of us shared. When she needs to clip or file her nails, she’d ask “Tine, do you want to clip your nails too?” and it will always be met with a resounding “YES!”. What I loved about her clipping my nails for me is that she’d leave the clipped part of the nail hanging by just a thread and she’d leave it to me to pull it off. In hindsight, it wasn’t a good idea because there were many times when I over-pulled, broke my skin and suffered from sore fingers for days. But man, how I loved it. Even with sore fingers, it never stopped me from really enjoying that little mother-daughter moment.

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Five Exact Copies of Jeans? Oh Why Not?

Multiple Copies of Clothing

My clothing choices have changed a lot over the years. Before I moved to Australia, I was often seen in colourful T-shirts with logos, colourful skirts and jeans. While I’m still living in jeans, gone are those colourful T-shirts. They’ve been replaced with dark colours like black, charcoal, grey and blue. Black is, after all, a typical Melburnian colour and given that it doesn’t make me look too big, I’m more than willing to comply. 😉

Up to a few years ago, I wouldn’t contemplate the idea of owning multiples of the same clothing and accessories. I already had that T-shirt in the same colour, why would I buy the same one in the exact colour that I already have? But as my clothing choices evolved, I realised that when I like one particular item of clothing, I tend to wear that piece often. So much so that right after I’ve washed it, I’d wear it again. The best way to go about this and not wearing my favourite clothes out so quickly was to get multiples of the same clothing, in not just the same design, but also the same colour.

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Alpha Keri Goodies Giveaway!


Alpha Keri Giveaway

I’m sure you’ve noticed this but in case you didn’t, pharmacies here in Australia has two different sections for the fancy-smelling body products and for the, erm, rather boring-looking ones. You’ll be hard-pressed to find Cetaphil stocked next to Dove or Palmolive. Brands like Cetaphil, Alpha Keri, Dermaveen, etc are usually on a separate shelf to indicate that their products are meant for sensitive skin compared to commercial brands like Dove, Palmolive, etc. Having said that, boring-looking doesn’t automatically mean that the products are sub-standard. In fact, if you do have sensitive skin, these are great brands that you should go for because they’re specially-formulated for sensitive skin.

I recently had the opportunity to try out products from Alpha Keri and I must say, I’m a convert. In fact, I may actually switch from my favourite Cetaphil to Alpha Keri because the latter has a wider range of products and they’re great for dry and sensitive skin too. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Alpha Keri recently had a relaunch of their products and design. Well well, boring-looking products no more, I say, because they actually look as well as they perform now. I particularly like their Skin Hydrating Body Wash, the Anti-Cellulite Sugar Body Scrub and the Skin Moisture Boost Lotion. They’re fragrance-free and gentle on the skin. Typical me, I’m skeptical about the Anti-Cellulite bit, but as a body exfoliator, it does a great job.

Anyway, on with the good news!

Beautyholics Anonymous has teamed up with the people Alpha Keri to give one lucky BA reader a chance to try out their products!

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