Wednesday, 17 January 2018

En Route to Becoming ACCA Member

I HAVE PASSED MY FINAL ACCA PAPER!! [celebratory dance]


Such a joyous, joyous occasion. 

I honestly did not know what to expect as [for the first time ever] I did not managed to answer everything during the exam!

But I gave it my all and really really tawakal afterwards. 😅

ps : the passing rate for P5 paper December 2017 sitting was 29% !!!! Whattttt..

My goal was to pass all papers on 1st attempt so that I will not need to repay 20% of the tuition + exam cost to my sponsor. 

So I got to take ACCA papers totally FOC 😌
[it all adds up to approximately RM16,200, not too bad actually]

Best thing about it? Getting all the congratulatory wishes. Especially from my P5 lecturer, Mr Chan Tze Kang. Remember I wrote about him before : here

This just warms my heart  💗

It's a pity that KDU decided to stop offering P5 classes due to low takeup and even lower passing rate 😰 He still teaches other papers, though. Would highly recommend him!

One chapter closes. On to the next!!!!

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Disappointing Beauty Products of 2017

Just as much as I found great products over the year, there are obviously some products that I regretted buying.

I often caved in to the stellar reviews online, only to find out they did not work for me.

Egyptian Magic Cream 
To be honest, this product has been in the market for quite some time. Many celebrities endorses it, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendez, Brooke Shields etc The product is 100% natural which is great. It looks like Vaseline, only thicker. But it is too oily for my liking. Can you imagine slathering Vaseline all over your face? It doesn't absorb, just an oily mess. It comes in a tub [not hygienic by the way] and claimed to be a multi purpose cream, but really.... Why pay RM160 for essentially a tub of Vaselline?

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap 
A friend of mine swore by this product so I guess, why not try. Worst decision of my life! I rarely had acne but using these, bam! 3-4 pustule acne at the same time. Since I wear a lot of products, I tried staying off everything and just focus solely on this cleanser. Lo and behold, I found the culprit. So many reasons not to love this facial soap. It causes breakout, smells terrible and I don't feel 'clean' after using it. So what's the point?

Tartelette Tease Clay Eyeshadow Palette  
This particular product is a miss for me. The pigmentation is very bad and it wears off easily (even with primers). It flakes terribly and messy. To be honest, the colors are nothing to shout about; it look better on screen but upon application it turned greyish. Pure disappointment.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation 
I found the perfect shade but it DOES.. NOT.. blend well. I've tried using different type of brushes, and makeup sponges but still it is streaky and patchy. It clings to dry patches and my skin looks extremely oily after merely 1 hour of application. Never had I ever hate foundation so much. Well, this is the first.
Breena Beauty Blending Pearl [pink] 
I only bought this because of reviews saying it's comparable to the Beauty Blender. It does not people! Although I love the shape of Breena's Blending Pearl, that is the only good thing about it. I might be the only person who is not in love with this product. I found that my foundation applied streaky no matter how I used it (wet/dry). So nope. Beauty Blender is still the best for me. Breena has come up with a different blending pearl, in black. Might try that one later this year. 

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

Newsflash : I bought a lot of makeup and skincare products in 2017.

I followed a couple of beauty gurus on Youtube and I tend to follow their recommendations in regards of skincare and makeup.

These are my five best beauty purchases in 2017 💗
[Some are older products that I just discovered / bought in 2017]

Of course these might work for me and my skin, may not work as well on others. 

Tartelette Toasted Palette
Got my hand on this even before they hit local Sephora and I love it ever since! I'm a sucker for warm colored eye shadow and these do not disappoint. It looks great on me, minimal fall out and blended easily. The perfect pop of color for everyday use. 

The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer 
I very seldom wore makeup without primer and this particular primer is amazing. Of course, the dropper applicator can be a bit of a mess with the 'liquidy' primer, but the results just blew my mind. It is a silicone based serum, non oily, makes your skin SMOOTH and blurred out the fine lines / pores. A little goes a long way with this one; I just need 2 drops!
Tarte Blush Bazaar Palette
8 blushes and 2 highlighters. They blend like a dream despite being sooo pigmented. Some of the colors might put you off at first, but believe me they're super wearable and long lasting too. Basically my favorite blusher.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara 
I got this baby as a free gift from Sephora recently and they are incredible! I always had a problem with mascara due to my honest-to-God stubborn eyelash. Doesn't matter how long I curl 'em, it's just a waste of effort. But this gem right here, is a game changer. This volumize and lengthen my eyelashes. But most importantly, it does not clump. Will definitely buy the full size product!

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm in Ramblin' Rose 
I have a lot of lipsticks and if I had to choose one, this will be my number 1 pick. I'll choose this over MAC, Tarte, Colorpop, Kat Von D and others. It applies like a balm, but look like a proper lipstick. It's incredibly pigmented, creamy and not drying at all. Plus, it's a drugstore product!

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