I’ve seen the reaction of a lot of women who came across the popular 10-step skincare routine the Koreans are famous for. “Geez, who has the time for all that?!” And believe you me, there are times when I can’t even be arsed to do all that. Most of us just don’t have the time to do that whole 10-step skincare routine. Heck, sometimes, even the famous 3-step skincare routine made popular by Clinique seem like 2 steps too many!
So what are we do to when we still want to take good care of our skin but we just don’t have the time to slap on cream after cream after cream?
Note: This is a long and graphic post where I talk a lot about menstruation and blood. It’s very TMI. Don’t worry, there are no photos of blood but just in case you’re squeamish about reading about blood, this blog post may not be for you. I also talk about vaginas. A lot.
Sometime last year, I had a chat with a BA reader about that time of the month, tampons and sanitary pads … y’know, the stuff us women just LOVE to experience each month (sense the sarcasm in that one). She recommended that I give menstrual cups a go because according to her, once you’ve tried it, you won’t ever want to use pads and tampons ever again. I must admit, my first reaction was quite a resounding hell no. I was elated when I discovered the joys of tiny tampons; the thought of wearing something that big up there was something I couldn’t fathom.
As the months went by, I read more about menstrual cups and somewhere along the line, I became intrigued at the idea. I was curious as to how it worked and if menstrual cups really were that good. One night when I was browsing iHerb, I saw that they stocked Diva Cups and without further thoughts, I added it to my shopping cart. A week later, the cup arrived.
First thoughts of the cup when I saw it? GEEZ LOUISE HOW THE HELL IS THAT BIG THING GOING TO GO UP THERE?! Of course, I forgot that babies came out of the vagina so I freaked out for nothing. 😛
Here’s a blush that has been a staple of mine for the past couple of months. I usually rotate my blushes but for some reason, this very simple (and very cheap!) blush captured my heart and cheeks, and I haven’t been tempted to switch to another blush. And you know me; I’m a blush fiend who needs to change up her blushes frequently!
I picked up this Korean blush from a previous Korean beauty haul on a whim. I’ve not heard of the brand EGLIPS before and I had no idea if this would be a a good one or a dud. I figured since it’s not an expensive item to begin with, I won’t burn too big a hole in my pocket if it’s a meh blush.
Whaddyaknow, it’s winner winner chicken dinner! 😛