Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star [Skincare/Bodycare] Edition

Disclaimer: the Friday photo posts were written before I went on my trip as I don’t have regular Internet here. Hence I won’t be able to visit your posts and entries till the end of this month. But I promise to do so!!

Its FRIDAY AGAIN!
Time to do another weekly photo challenge!
Regulars here will know the drill but for those new here..every Friday, i do a photo meme of 5 photos about different themes!!
Hope you guys join in!

Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star Edition
1. The Super Star . Something you have used for over 3 years and will still using
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SKII Facial Treatment Essence
To be honest,i tried this 6 or 7 years ago and it did nothing for me. A few years back, my sister started using it and told me to try. I told her i didnt find it worthwhile. However she was so convincing, i went round to the store for a look. The SA told me i had to use their clear lotion for the essence to work well. Now i dont know if its a brillant piece of marketing or the placebo effect but i purchased both bottles and never looked back since.

2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over 6 months and will still be using
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FujiFilm Astalift Jelly Aquarysta
I started using this around January this year and i am truly in love with it. I stopped using it for 4 days [as i ran out and couldnt go to the store to purchase till the weekend]. Even the husband noted the difference! Though i have only used it for 7 months, i count it amongst my HGs.

3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
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KORRES Quercetin & Oak Antiaeging and Antiwrinkle
After my success with the concealer in the range [purchased from Sephora FF sale last year] i purchased bottles of their skincare to try. To be honest, since i have only started using these for 2 months or so, it wont be fair to give a proper review. However i can safely say, i am loving it quite a bit so far. Proper review to come.

4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
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Dove Damage Therapy Daily Shine Conditioner
I didnt actually buy this myself. My sister gave it to me to use on this trip. When i first saw it, my initial thoughts were..wow this is a huge bottle, it will take me a long time to finish using it. However once i started using it, i realised this might not be the case. Its SUPER watery! You need to use a lot to cover your entire head of hair. Not only that, the smell is extremely strong. Some of you might like it but i dislike it greatly. It kinda smells like baby powder. Result-wise..its ok. Your hair is fairly soft but none of the shine promised.

5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.
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Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay
Gift from my sister. This might be the 2nd or 3rd thing i have tried from Clarins [she likes this brand though] Will let you know how i go! FYI, she told me to use a scrub prior to using the mask and since i didnt bring one on my trip, she gave me this one from Clinique.

Wanna take part?
Here’s a recap of the list!
Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star Edition
1. The Super Star. Something you have used for over 3 years and will still using
2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over a year and will still be using
3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.

I chose to do a skincare/body care version of this but i intend to do a makeup version of this next week.
So you can start preparing ahead of time XD

Or try the ones from previous weeks
http://bittenbefore.com/tokyolife/tag/weekly-photo-challenge/

Leave a comment with a link to your post if you do take part!! I’ll pop over to read it and leave you a comment!
Thanks for playing!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO Yumeko

p.s if you tweet, feel free to tweet me the link to your post too. 😀 [my twitter handle is yumeko55]

p.p.s i shouldn’t have to say this but whilst i did not invent weekly/friday photo memes, I did come up with this format. Please respect my copyright. Even if my post “inspired” you [to add identical sections and sentences], i think its only fair that you credit me. Thank you!!

P.p.p.s random foodie photo from Singapore
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I had these in Hong Kong and I loved them. was glad to find them in Singapore.
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Sorry for the ugly bite mark on the bun XD

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Review : LE KATE Art Dial Mascara + KATE Mascara Top Coat N

I havent bought anything from the japanese brand KATE in the longest time EVER.
Their releases for the past year have been fairly boring and mostly disappointing.

A while ago i was watching a random tv show [dont ask cos i dont remember hahah] and they were talking about the Dial Mascara made by KATE.
I sorta thought..wow ok that’s kinda interesting but i didnt feel compelled to go buy it.

Fast forward 2 days later [the weekend] i spotted this LE set in the store
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RRP: 1800yen [Approx USD$24]
But i got 20% off the price 😀

The leopard print packaging on the Art Dial Mascara is Limited Edition and i really like leopard print so i thought it was time to try it out! The set also comes with the Mascara Top Coat
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