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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FOTD and Haircare Routine

Hey guys! Here is a massive update for you guys to make up for being MIA for a week.

First of all, I'd like a say a huge "THANK YOU" for the encouraging and comforting comments everyone left me in the last post. It's really heart-warming to hear how everyone's going through the same thing and that I'm not alone. I wish everyone the best in their life's journey, and please don't hesitate to ask me anything.

Anyways, since I've been MIA, I feel that a FOTD is in order. I've been doing REALLY simple looks lately, so I apologize for the boringness in advance.

Close up:

What I used:

--Revlon Photo Ready foundation in 003 Shell
--Laura Mercier Undercover 01 as concealer on my dark circles
--Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana to set

--MAC Emote to contour
--Ben Nye Pressed e/s in Autumn sunset as a blush
--Black Radiance Velvet & Glow highlighter in Modern Glamour (light pink side)

--Stila Chinois e/s as a brow highlight
--Ben Nye pressed e/s in Cork on the out V blended well
--Stila smudgepot in Black
--Ben Nye pressed e/s in Celestial Blu <----Gorgeous!!
--Stila espresso e/s for brows
--Stila Lash visor mascara for definition
--L'oreal extra collagen mascara for volume



A lot of people requested that I do a haircare products post to see what I use on my hair. Here's for you. :D As a starter, I wash my hair every other day since it doesn't get too oily. Oh, and sorry for the dirty products...they've been in my shower.

For shampoo, I use TreSemme Deep Cleansing shampoo. This gets my hair really clean and removes the buildup.

For daily conditioner, I alternate between Suave Sleek and Pantene Brunette Expression. They both get my hair silky smooth and smell really nice.

Once a week, I use a deep conditioner. Right now I'm using Excelsior Millennia Mud. It's different from other treatments in that it doesn't make your hair feel smooth when it's wet, but once it dries, the volume/shine/manageability is AMAZING! I got this at Sally's Beauty Supply.

I always use a leave-in conditioner after I towel dried my hair to protect from further damages. Right now I'm using Redken Extreme Anti-Snap. It just makes my hair more manageable and stronger.

For the days when I want extra shine, I use Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide. It's supposed to be a heat protectant, but I don't use any heat on my hair. Also, I feel that it smooths down my hair follicles and make it SHINE.

On the days when I overslept/too lazy to wash my hair, I use PSSSSSSSSST dry shampoo. You can get this at Walgreens for around $6. It smells like pineapples and doesn't dry out your hair. It cuts down the oil and make your roots more voluminous.

While we are on the topic of what I use, I decided to throw in body care products.

For shower gel, anything will do, but right now I'm using St. Ives Whipped Silk bodywash. It smells so soothing and is very moisturizing.

After my shower, while my body's still WET, I apply baby oil all-over. It seals in the water and make my skin really soft.

BTW, this is what I've been eating for a week straight. Smoke turkey legs!!! I eat one a day. these mofos are HUGE! They are so so so good though. I've been addicted to these ever since I went to Disney 7 years ago.

...and this is how you eat it.

Anyways, thanks for reading. :D



Dana said...

Hahahaha! I love you and the turkey leg - no fear there! Thanks for update and I hope things are going better!

Kizzy-online said...

Wow! One smoked turkey leg a day, huh? You big girl :p

kechiko said...

I just love your photos ~ so gorgeous!

Oooh I love Redken products too.. they are so effective and so worth the price!

Denysia said...

Hehe, I love eating Turkey! Awesome FOTD by the way!

glitteryeyesxx said...

Oooo, I've been eyeing the Anti Snap thing from Redken. I think I might just snatch it up next time I hit up my local ULTA. :)

And wow, that turkey leg looks delish! I always get those when I go to the medieval festivals. But for some reason, it just tastes so waxy and not good. Your turkey leg looks like it's packed with flavor. Do you make them yourself?? Or do you buy them from a store?

Fifi said...

Thanks for sharing your haircare routine, Tao! I love your hair as it looks so bouncy and healthy!

And LOL~
I so want a smoked turkey leg now..

Askmewhats said...

wow a lot of Redken, I wonder how it would work for me...

thanks for sharing your routine and you look gorgeous, your skin is fab and your makeup is flawless!

pinkslippers said...

where do you buy your turkey legs???

izumi said...

omg! turkey legs!! hahaha that looks so good!

i love your smile/laugh :)

Olive said...

You are so pretty! I love the fotd simple yet sexy :)

I always see Turkey legs at the fair, but I've yet to try one. They do look very tasty though! said...

tao~ this is my 1st time commenting here!! thx for sharing these products! (although i can't get hold of 'almost' all of them in Hong Kong @@) my favourite shampoo is tsubaki, the red one :P btw, i just ordered about 170 usd on tkb trading (you are the one to blame! kidding..) i wish the shipping wont be too expensive :( cheers~~~

Ushishi said...

omg.. the baby oil idea? MUST TRY!! my skin isnt dry but it can sure be better :)

Violet Honeybee said...

haha that's how I usually do my makeup on early school days, neutral with a colored eyeliner. =D

Mirna said...

Gorgeous natural look..
I also put some oil on my body right after showering, it's not baby oil, it's handmade body oil with mild scent. Very nice on the skin, not greasy at all.

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Natalie Nguyen said...

LMAO at the last photo!

Anonymous said...

You look so pretty! I love your smile! You always look so happy!

Anonymous said...

The last picture is so cute :)
Those turkey legs are SO good!!!