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30 Day Challenge to 30 Post Challenge

Seeing that I've been incredibly overwhelmed lately, the 30 Day Challenge has been quite a daunting task for me to commit to.  Nonetheless, since I've already started with a few posts, I will continue to post my response to the daily topics albeit, at a different pace.  Instead of the 30 Day Challenge, I'll be making it into a 30 Posts Challenge in which I'll no longer be doing it on a daily basis but rather as a regular post (as regular as I can) in the same sequence.

So for Post #8: A photo that makes you laugh, I honestly really don't have a photo that makes me laugh so unfortunately in this post, I have nothing to share.

Anyways, if you're interested, feel free to do this challenge (whether it be the 30 Day Challenge or 30 Posts Challenge) on you blog too.  I'm doing the same concept on my personal blog as well due to my busy schedule and time limitations.

Much Love,

Day 7: Your Favorite Animal

My fave animal from when I was little til today hasn't changed much and are basically these 3 animals below:

Photo from News Junkie Post website

Photo from National Geographic website

Photo from Lisisoft website

I don't really know why I consider these to be my fave animals (prolly the fact that they're not pets helps) but I feel empowered I suppose looking at these animals.  They're so beautiful in their own ways and exudes an aura of strength which I find calming.

Day 6: Anything Hello Kitty

I'd never thought I'd be writing a post that is Hello Kitty related, ever.  I'm not much of a Hello Kitty fan and totally don't get this kitty phenomenon going around.  In fact, I never caught the Hello Kitty bug even when I was a little girl.  There are loads of Hello Kitty merchandise out there and even brands like MAC and Baby Phat has had it's share of collaborations with this famous Japanese cat.

Before I get any hate on not loving Hello Kitty, let me make it clear that I may not be a fan but I don't completely dislike the character either.  I'm just neutral I guess.  This little kitty has fans ranging from Dakota Fanning, Miranda Cosgrove to Kimora Lee Simmons-Honsou and her daughters.

I really do wish that I have more to say about Hello Kitty but I'm just oblivious to the craze.

Are you a Hello Kitty fan?  What types of merchandise do you love?

Day 5: Your Favorite Thing To Do

Looking at Day 5's topic I was about to answer something along the lines of sleeping or chillaxing with family and friends.  But then, I remembered that this challenge was the Beauty Edition and I suppose the topic is referring to my favorite beauty related thing to do.

Here I sit trying to crack my brains thinking of my fave beauty thing to do and I'd have to say it's shopping for beauty stuff -- be it make up, skin care, hair, nail products or brushes.  So besides the thrill of trying out new products, I find that going out to make a purchase (or online) is definitely my most fave thing to do hands down.

Day 4: Your Favorite Foundation

Alrighty then.  If you follow me on Twitter, you would've read my tweet about the delay and that I'd be posting the missing days posts when I get back from my trip (which was yesterday.. oops!) and so let's get started with this.

OK so there are a bunch of products I love for my foundation but as you can see, they're kinda different types of foundation.  *wink wink*

Favorite Mineral Foundation - Revlon ColorStay Mineral Founation SPF10 (0.35oz/9.9g)
When I was getting this I'd actually considered it's L'Oreal and Maybelline alternatives but this particular one won hands down because of the texture of the powder which I found to be super silky and the fact that the brush comes in the swivel cap and was probably the softest of the 3 choices.  I also loved the fact that there was no mineral-ish scent coming from the product too unlike the other 2.  Very nice.

Favorite Liquid Foundation - Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF6 (1 fl oz/30ml)
This is quite the cult favorite I believe and I just had to try it out.  We don't have the formula for Nomal/Dry skin though.  I have combination skin so the Combination/Oily skin formula worked out just fine.  And honestly, you really do only need a little bit of the product and the coverage is I would say medium to full (very buildable).  However, I'd still say that although it doesn't settle into pores, it doesn't stick well to areas like the tip of my nose.  Could've just been the brush I used to apply.  Will definitely try again but I love the finish and how natural it looks on my skin.

Favorite Gel Foundation - Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua (1.01 fl oz/30ml)
This is a water based foundation and is 100% oil free.  It also contains chamomile, aloe and vitamin E.  For one thing, the shade that I bought matches my skin perfectly and blends so well.  It gives good coverage and is perfect for everyday wear.  I used to love my MAC Studio Sculpt (which gives a beautiful finish) but I've gone a shade or two darker from the uber hot sun here that I can't enjoy the product as much these days.  Anyways, this drugstore alternative is great for those of you who have combination/oily skin.  It stays on quite well too.  Only thing is you'll need to apply some sunscreen in the day time cos it doesn't come with SPF.

Favorite Powder Foundation - Benefit Hello Flawless SPF15 (0.25oz/7g)
I totally fell in love with this product from the first time I tried it out at the counter.  This product is amazing.  Only a light dusting of the product on my skin took away some of the redness and brightened as well as evened out my skin tone.  You can use this with a sponge for a heavier, fuller coverage or with a brush for a lighter more light to medium coverage.  It comes in 9 shades (previously only 6).  I like the fact that it looks oh so natural on the skin.

Favorite Cream Foundation - Revlon New Complexion One Step Make Up (0.35oz/9.9g)
This is another new found love.  I've never used cream foundation before and I'd originally bought it while searching for products to include in my kit.  So I had to try it out first before committing on getting the other colors.  We only have 4 shades here in Malaysia but a whole range of shades in the US.  Anyways, I thoroughly loved how smooth the product spread and blended on my skin.  It looks so incredibly natural and made my skin look perfectly flawless and smooth.  The only downside though is I have to use a mattifying base before the foundation and a translucent powder to set for it to not look so greasy on me especially if I'll be sweating a lot.  Other than that, it's divine!

Now that was a long list of fave foundations.  Do we have common favorites?  What foundation do you absolutely love at the moment?

Day 3: Your Favorite Brush

I have several favorite brushes at the moment and as you can see, all of them except one are Sigma brushes.

My favorite face brushes

1. elf Kabuki Face Brush ($5)
2. Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush ($16)
3. Sigma F10 Powder/Blush Brush ($16)
4. Sigma F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush ($16)
5. Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush ($16)

My favorite eye brushes

1. Sigma E35 Tapered Blending ($9)
2. Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush ($9)
3. Sigma E30 Pencil Brush ($9)
4. Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush ($9)
5. Sigma E50 Large Fluff Brush ($9)

Send  me a link to your response to today's topic or leave a comment with your favorite brushes.

Day 2: Your Favorite Bag That You Own

Since I wasn't able to post my Day 2 entry late yesterday due to utter exhaustion, looks like I'll be ending this challenge on Dec 1st instead of Nov 30th.

So here's my current fave bags that I own:

Nine West Black Mixed Faux Leather Satchel

Would you believe I got this baby for only RM150?  I love it!  And it matches my wallet too (the faux croc part).  It's made of a mix of faux cow leather, faux suede and faux croc stitched together in a sort of random triangle pattern/design and has a few metal stud details and a metal ring to connect the straps to the bag.  The straps are pretty unique too with a sort of double strap design and little buckle details.  The bag has a zipper enclosure with 2 smaller pockets on one side inside and a zippered compartment on the other.  It also comes with a bag tag which I haven't actually used yet.

Being me, I just can't decide on ONE thing for a post.  So above is another bag that I own and absolutely love.  My fave luggage bag every, EVER!  Haha.  I've had this bag for a very long time and was actually bought at Watsons (believe it or not) because while on a trip to KL with my mum we bought too much stuff than our bags could handle and needed to get an extra bag pronto.  We came to see this bag at Watsons and bought it on a whim since it pretty much fit our needs at the time.  It didn't look too bad either, very simple design with expandable zippers that allowed it to fit even more stuff (maybe another 20-30% more).  So technically this was my mum's bag but she probably only used it a few times before I took over.  Haha.  She didn't mind since she knew how much I loved it.  It has gone travelling with me countless times and is just perfect for my needs.  Best part is, in it's normal form/size, I can bring it into the plane cabin as a hand carry bag too.  When it's expanded though I have to check it in.  I love that it's 7kg (or less) unexpanded and loaded with my stuff and is about 15kg (more or less) expanded.  It's just perfect.

So what bags that you own that you absolutely love?

30 Day Post Challenge: Beauty Edition (Day 1)

Have you ever come across the 30 Day Post Challenge before?  I'm finally getting to the original (I think it's the original one anyways) challenge on my personal blog (Click Here To View) since it's a 30-day month now.  I am a day late cos I was a bit preoccupied last night but I'll post the Day 2 post a little later today. :)

If you're interested, below are the 30 Day topics:

Day 01 — Your favorite eyeliner
Day 02 — Your favorite bag that you own
Day 03 — Your favorite brush
Day 04 — Your favorite foundation
Day 05 — Your favorite thing to do
Day 06 — Anything Hello Kitty
Day 07 — Your Favorite animal
Day 08 — A photo that makes you laugh
Day 09 — Your favorite pair of shoes
Day 10 — Current fashion/style you like
Day 11 — Bag you want to have
Day 12 — Your Favorite color
Day 13 — Photo of your fashion/style icon
Day 14 — Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you'd like to have
Day 15 — Photo of your favorite bracelet
Day 16 — Music you like
Day 17 — Fashion Pieces that's on your to-buy list
Day 18 — Your favorite beauty guru
Day 19 — Your favorite look from a beauty guru
Day 20 — Your favorite mascara
Day 21 — Your favorite lip stick
Day 22 — What makes you happy
Day 23 — Place where you want to live
Day 24 — Your favorite food
Day 25 — What do you want to get from luuux
Day 26 — An Item from your wish list
Day 27 — Your favorite skincare product
Day 28 — Your favorite drink
Day 29 — Photo of something that makes you go awww
Day 30 — Your favorite nail polish

My Day 1: Your Favorite Eyeliner entry after the jump.

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