Mini Skincare & Beauty Haul – October

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New month, new goodies. I picked up a number of things these past two weeks – most of which are out of necessity. Plus, the recent cybersale deals was too good to pass up! I shared all the things I bought in this video. I hope you enjoy!

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Short Hair, Don’t Care

Every 12 months or so, I would get the itch to  change up my hairstyle. Most of the time, I chicken out and stick to the same old haircut – long graduated layers that gives me loads and loads of volume! My hair is very thick, and I do get a lot of compliments on it and sometimes friends would chirp in and say, “I wish/want thick hair like yours!”. And most of the time I can’t help but just smile sheepishly and thank them for their compliments.

The Struggle Is Real

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Say goodbye to painful hairbrushing – Tangle Teezer Review

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As with all things beauty, hair and makeup, I first learned of the Tangle Teezer from the YouTube world. What didn’t I learn from there? I didn’t really show any interest for it- it was just an expensive hairbrush to me. But boy, was I in for a surprise! As I’ve mentioned countless time (not to brag, btw), I did a bit of traveling through Europe two years ago.

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It was winter time, the air was dry, and cold winds were the norm. I typically wear my hair down, and after walking around the city in the cold weather really messed my tresses. By the end of the day, my hair was in a tangled mess!

Attempts at brushing my mane with a paddle brush resulted in tiny burst or screaming and cursing from the pain of the bristles tugging at my hair. And the bristles base would even come off of the hairbrush! Fun times.

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I finally decided to get the Tangle Teezer in the hopes that it would end my hair-brushing nightmare. And let me tell you, it was the best 10 Euros I spent on that trip! I picked up mine at a random pharmacy in Cologne. Got the brush, tore the package open and immediately brushed my hair. It. Was. Amazing.

No tangles, no hair-tugging, no pain.

Even my two best friends fell in love with it. They tried my brush on their hair and it works just as well for them who had fine straight hair and curly hair respectively.

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I’ve had my pink tangle teezer for over two years now, and it still looks and works great. I’ve recently purchased another brush; this time in purple, as a backup piece- just in case my nieces decides to steal the pink one.

Kids LOVE this brush. Whenever my nieces come over, the first thing they reach for in my room is the Tangle Teezer! Ayra had even took the brush home for over two weeks! I eventually got it back from her, thankfully.

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If you’ve had your fair share of tangled hair, the tangle teezer is THE brush that you cannot live without! Yes, it is a bit pricey, but trust me when I tell you it is worth it. Give your tresses the love they deserve with this brush.

You can purchase Tangle Teezer brushes from Luxola or from Hamley’s.

xoxoAishah

Bangkok Haul : Skincare & Make Up

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While I was in Bangkok, I picked up a few items from Boots. Nothing much, just bits and bobs I purchased while waiting around before our flight home. We visited three different Boots in one day – the one next to our apartment, one in Mega Bangna and at the airport.

The one thing that I really wanted to get was a bottle of Bioderma Sensibio / Sebium H20. I saw that they carried this from my previous trip to Bangkok and missed the opportunity to purchase it back then, so I was adamant to get it this time around. Well, guess what? I missed it yet again. It’s not that I couldn’t find any, I did -multiple times, actually. But I was swayed by the salesperson. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Instead, I picked up this Plant System Aknorm Micellar Water. The sales assistant was saying that this is even better compared to Bioderma, and was very pushy about it. She was nice, but pushy. So me being me, took her word for it. and bought this instead. I have yet to try this, but I am hoping this will be as good as the Bioderma.

The next four items that I picked are all coconut-scented. I love coconut scents; they’re very tropical and not too overpowering. My love affair with coconut-scents started when I bought my Body Shop Coconut Shower Gel – it smells amazing! SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

I love body butters. I don’t purchase them often, but when I do, oh boy – I cannot get enough of it. Especially if they come in delicious smelling scents like vanilla, chocolate and of course; coconut. This was totally an impulse purchase – like the remainder of the items that I bought. They were sold for roughly 100 baht, I had to grab them. I’ve used this body butter and it is so good! Keeps my skin well moisturised and soft. What I love to do is apply it all over my body – feet included. Then I’d put on a pair of socks and sleep with it on. You’ll wake up with the softest feet ever!
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The hand cream doesn’t have a strong of a scent as the body butter, but it is still lovely. I’ve used this too, but very sparingly. I can’t seem to remember to put them on lately. I’ve ran out of hand cream for a while and hadn’t repurchased any quite a while after that, so it’s kind of hard to get in the habit of using hand creams, really. I feel like I have very sensitive skin where it gets really dry and itchy real fast, especially if I’ve been doing the dishes (no, I don’t wear gloves to do the dishes). I need to be more adamant about using this daily.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Another item too good to pass up on. The hair mask was 120 baht, and I have not had a proper deep-conditioning treatment in a long time, so that justifies this purchase.
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Okay, this coconut oil was a total steal! I didn’t even know they had coconut oil, let alone thought about buying it in Bangkok. I’ve been wanting to try using coconut oils for their many beneficial reasons, but never felt like spending so much money on it. A bottle this size easily costs upwards of RM90 here. I was walking through the aisles when the bottle caught my eye; I thought “Boots sells coconut oils?”. So I skimmed over the price tag, and I was floored! I couldn’t believe these were only 300 baht –  third of the price of what I have to pay back home!

Coconut oils are very versatile –  you can use it for cooking, use it on your skin, your hair etc. I’ve used this for my home-made granolas, and they tastes great. Smells a lot like Bounty. I don’t like Bounty, but I do love the scent. I’ve even used this as a makeup remover, and it worked really good.

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These three were my makeup things. The primer is really good at keeping  my face matte, even with a dewy-finish foundation on my oily skin. Thumbs up for that! The lip/cheek stain smells like candy – which I am not complaining about. It has a great colour and easy to use. Now, the Maybelline Brow Drama. For the past few months I have seen these a lot on YouTube, and I really wanted one. New products get launched really really late here in Malaysia, so I didn’t think much about it. But I was so happy to see it on the Maybelline display, I had to grab one for myself. I’ve used this a couple of times, and I am still trying to get the hang of it.

Bangkok sure is a shopping haven. Not only for clothes and knick knacks, but for makeup and skincare too! They are even lower in prices compared to what we get here. So if you are planning to go there, definitely take some time to check out their selections. I’ll try to get a review up once I’ve used them more and share with you what I thought. Until then, have a great night! I need to catch up on The Originals 😉xoxoAishah