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Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Sunday Currently, Forty Five



This week of The Sunday Currently is coming one day earlier because I will be helping out at a wedding the whole of tomorrow. I am excited to see two friends get married to each other!

Work has been a peaceful respite after the super busy October. Strangely today has been a ball of tiredness and irritability, which I hope will go away after sleep tonight.


CURRENTLY...

WATCHING... Sword Art Online: Alicization! I watched this series intermittently as the storyline tends to drag out. The starting of this arc seems pretty good; I hope that it will continue that way!

LISTENING... to random Spotify playlists revolving about the chill and relax themes.

WISHING... that all my luggage for Sunday and my Japan trip will pack themselves.


LOOKING... forward to spending a week in Japan. It is mostly free and easy, and two days in nature! I cannot wait.

SMELLING... the Innisfree hand cream in peach. Moisturizing and smells good.

MISSING... my pac-man ring. I took it off in the office pantry to wash my bento box and left it there by accident >_< It was gone the next day. The saving grace is that it was already losing its silver coating, and I would have to throw it then anyway.

COLLECTING... lookbook pictures to re-organise my wardrobe and take stock of my current fashion tastes. I have never had a really distinct or categorizable style, but I would like to figure it out x) also I have to match what I like with what can fit me. 

COVETING... a pocket printer to make printing pictures more convenient, when I do not have many to print! Unfortunately, only the HP and LG ones are available locally, and they are not at the quality I like yet. 


Inspired by the original The Sunday Currently, here.


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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Skincare Update! [October, 2018]



Why do brands like to give their masks really long names... I was looking forward to using the Senka masks because Senka produces really good skincare products.

I was also really conscientious taking care of my skin this month, so I managed to use 5 masks in a month! Out of the 4 Senka masks, I would choose to continue with the White series, but only if I can stand the tacky essence xD


From left to right:



♡   L'Herboflore Cherry Blossom Whitening Mask ♡

What it is: Contains Yoshino Cherry Blossom extract, which has have skin-softening and skin-brightening effects. It also contains trehalose, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to provide long-lasting hydration, and is soothing to the skin.

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol


My thoughts: While it moisturizes the skin well, it does not really seem to do much in the whitening department. Unless the anti-inflammatory properties of cherry blossom will translate into whitening effects when it reduces redness?

♡   Senka Perfect Aqua Rich Extra Moist Mask ♡

What it is: Infused with rich moisturizing essence and Collagen G to boost moisture levels for smooth and supple skin that looks youthful and radiant.

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, PEG-6, PEG-32, PEG-8, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Xanthan Gum

PriceFound these single sheet masks from Senka in Don Don Donki for $2 each!

My thoughts: I learnt that Xanthan Gum is a kind of thickening agent, which might be the contibuting factor of the tacky serum on the mask. I really dislike sticky masks. While the number of chemical ingredients is concerning, they do not seem to be unsafe.



♡   Perfect Aqua Rich Luminous Moist Mask ♡

What it is: Infused with rich moisturizing essence and pearl essence to improve skin regeneration for healthier, dewy and glowing skin.

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol,  Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, PEG-6, PEG-32, PEG-8, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Xanthan Gum

My thoughts: The only difference in the ingredients list with the above mask is that the collagen is replaced with hydrolysed conchiolin protein, which is good for skin conditioning. Both ingredients were on the bottom of the ingredients list, which suggests that they are present in very small amount. With that, I think both masks hydrated, but the other claims were yet to be seen.



♡  Perfect Aqua Soothing White Mask ♡

What it is: Infused with a unique brightening formula, rich moisturizing essence and aloe vera to soothe and calm skin.

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, PEG-6, PEG-32, PEG-8, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol

My thoughts: I'm starting to think that the residue is quite standard for their masks - perhaps a result of the essence? The hydrating properties really helped my super dry nose, which was peeling. Perhaps the aloe vera helped in reducing the redness too.



♡  Perfect Aqua Extra White Mask ♡

What it is: Infused with a unique brightening formula, rich moisturizing essence and rose serum to promote skin's natural turnover and remove dullness for brightened and translucent glowing skin.

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, PEG-6, PEG-32, PEG-8, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol

My thoughts: This mask had the most prominent brightening and moisturizing effects of the four masks I tried. Only difference with the above mask is that the aloe vera extract is replaced by the rose extract. The rose extract really helped my skin this time.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Sunday Currently, Volume Forty Four


Work has been piling up this month, and I cut myself a lot of slack. My habit trackers are painfully empty. With the recent health screening exercise, I have new motivation to keep my discipline in check!

It is the last weekend for the month, so I spent some time preparing a photo spread for October, and the monthly calendar for November! I can't wait to be in a new area of Japan next month!

CURRENTLY...

BOOKMARKING... Rainbowholic's Super Lucky Stationery Pack version 3! You can see a preview in this link. It is tempting to get one but I am heading to Japan next month XD Not Tokyo though~

LOVING... my new pouch from Taobao to fit my Nintendo Switch! It comes with a few pockets to put games in. Only thing is, I haven't bought the Switch xD 

WAITING... for the 11.11 deals to begin on Qoo10 so that I can use some promotions to buy the Nintendo Switch (linked to above).



FEELING... relaxed with the last presentation due tomorrow. Weeks ahead will be shorter than usual, so looking forward to them too!

HOPING... for mid-November to come soon so that I will be in Japan~

WISHING... that I am more prepared for choir practices in November so that we will put up a great concert.

BOOKMARKING... a bunch of cheap accessories in my Taobao shopping cart for a future purchase!


Inspired by the original The Sunday Currently, here.


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