Update + Review Cetaphil Moisturising Cream

 (Warning long post!)

Hi guys!
It's been too long hasn't it :( I'm so sorry and yes I did miss blogging a whole lot. So, as I have mentioned in my previous post, the reason I stopped blogging for the past month was because my laptop actually died. Also, another reason why I haven't been posting is because I haven't been out to take photos of my OOTD. This is because, once again.. I have been breaking out BADLY.... This is a real personal matter to me, but my readers are my friends so I should share with you guys, what has been happening in my life. Once again, I am struggling with acne, and it sucks! It took a major hit in my confidence. I had to quit my job, that I loved and enjoyed doing and I also stopped going outside to meet my friends, because I had no confidence to even step out of my house.. Yeah it has made a big impact in my life.. You might think I'm pretty pathetic but.. I wouldn't be able to deal with the questions or the constant staring. :/ 

So, it all happened a month ago. I went to the doctors and asked for some medication to help my pimples, however at the time I wasn't breaking out or anything I just wanted to prevent and stop it.. The medication I took was a huge mistake because I started breaking out a lot. At the beginning, I thought that it was normal as I thought it would get worse at first before it gets better, but after two weeks, it just got totally out of hand, so I just stopped taking the medication and went back to the doctors, and all he said was 'This medication is probably not for you..' wtf? -_-; I got pretty angry, so he put me on another medication as well as a cream. So far, the medication has been drying out my skin a whole lot, I could say it's slowly getting better compared to one month ago. I can step out of the house, but not as often as I would like too and I do catch up with some friends now and then. At home I have also been doing a D.I.Y face scrub that works wonders for my skin, it helped flat out some of the pimples! My next post will definitely be showing you guys the steps for this face scrub(Y)!!

As I have mentioned before, my face has been getting really dry and flaky from the medicine, so I purchased the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream for dry, sensitive skin over a week ago and wow, this cream is greeeeeeeat! Like seriously.

It comes in a huge tub, 550g, which would last forever! Every night, I apply the pimple cream that my doctor prescribed and wait until it dries on my skin, after that I apply a small amount of the moisturising cream all over my face. The next morning all my flakiness is gone! It really hydrates and relieves my dry skin. I really do recommend this for anyone with dry and sensitive skin like me!
However, I wouldn't wear this under makeup as it might feel too heavy or too much. So I only recommend wearing this at night.  Well my personal experience lol.

The description states- A formulation of emollients and humectants bind water to the skin, softening whilst preventing moisture loss.
- Lanolin, paraben and fragrance free 

- Non - comedogenic (won't block pores)
- For facial and full body use
- Helps to relieve baby's dry skin.

So yup! This is probably one of the best moisturising creams I have ever tried and I love it because it really hydrates my skin, won't clog my pores and most importantly my skin isn't flaky anymore!

So, yup, that's about it on my update. I hope everyone is well, and hopefully I will buy a new laptop soon because I get soooo bored at home lol, and also I will start blogging constantly again too! 

If you haven't follow me on instagram, @maiinguyenn

Lot's of Love!
Mai Nguyen



Liebstar Award!

Big thank you to Nhi from Sincerely Blushaholic, who was super kind enough to nominate me for the Liebstar Award! I am very grateful to receive this award, as it is passed onto bloggers with less than 200 followers, who are encouraged to keep on blogging and to be more recognised for their blogs! I think this award is a great opportunity to let readers know more about the blogger. 

When nominated, there are a set of rules that needs to be followed so here it goes:

1. Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
2. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award onto and link them in your post.
3. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
6. No tag-backs!  

Here are the eleven questions set by Nhi-
  1. What is one beauty product that you cannot live without?
    Right now, it is definitely BB cream! This product moisturizes, protects your skin from the sun, covers any troubled areas as well as evens out your skin tone!
  2. When did you start your blog and why did you start it?
    The first blog I laid eyes on was Xiaue's blog, I than began to create an account, just so I could comment on one of her posts back in 2009 lol! I then began to blog and stopped blogging a year later if I remember correctly. I only just started to recently blog again, at the beginning of the year.

  3. Lipstick, lip balm or lip gloss?
    Tinted lip balm hehe. To give them lips moisturized and a hint of colour.
  4. What is your favourite TV show?
    How I met your mother! I miss watching the Simpsons too.
  5. Name one of your celebrity crushes.
    Ryan Gosling ^_^ He so handsome ehehehehe.

  6. Do you have a favourite YouTube guru? Who is it and why?
    My favourite YouTube guru, is Bubzbeauty! Her name describes her very well, even though I don't personally know her, but you can tell from her videos that she is definitely beautiful inside and out and also bubbly! But what I love best, is her positive aspect in life. 

  7. If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

  8. Android or Apple?
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    I love apple products.

  9. Name one country that you would love to travel to and why?
    I can't decide between Japan or United States! :(
    I Would love to visit Japan, because I want to visit my friend so much + their food and fashion.
    United States because EVERYTHING is half the price compared to Australia! :(

  10. Name a make-up crime that you hate.
    I really don't like it when girls walk out of the house wearing foundation on their lips. :L
  11. Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
    Haha! Overdone blush I reckon! 

Now onto the Eleven Random Facts about me-

1. I literally have a crazy amount of clothes in my closet that I have not worn yet.

2. I can sip on an icy cold beverage very fast, without getting brain freeze.

3. I really get annoyed when people constantly poke me lol.

4. I can't bend my fingers back, not even the slightest. When you put your finger(s) against a wall or desk, normally you could bend them. Mine just stay straight -_-;

5. I'm an online shopping addict! Everything is soooo much cheaper and prettier online. I at least purchase something every week.

I have a fear of elastic bands. When I was younger my brother shot me in the eye with one.

I am very bad at multi-tasking. I gotta do one thing at a time.

8. The only thing I know how to cook is scrambled eggs and rice.

9. Seriously the amount I eat, I would no doubt be obese.

10. I really, really love the Disney channel or anything cartoon!

11. My favourite thing to do is to sleep in :D.

Now I nominate these lovely bloggers-

1. Finding Happiness

The other spots are up for anyone who would like to give themselves some recognition, let me know and I will definitely add you on!

Questions for my nominees-

1. What made you start blogging? And when?
2. Who is your role model and why?
3. What is your favourite part of your body?
4. Top 3 traits you look for in your ideal partner?
5. Name 3 Pet Peeves.
If you had the chance to travel 100 years into the future or 100 years into the past, which would you choose and why?
7. What is one beauty product you cannot live without?
8. If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? 
9. What is currently in your make up bag?

10. One thing you cannot live without? (Besides your phone, or the internet!)
11. What is your dream job?

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my answers!
Would like to thank my new readers and Nhi once again for nominating me ^^ I had fun doing this post!

As Always Much Love,
Mai xox


Autumn has begun

Autumn is finally kicking in and I hate it already :( It's getting chilli, and its beginning to drizzle, which means Mai stays home and covers herself with blankets. 

Adelaide is known for it's bipolar weather, it gets super hot during the day and then nek minit, it starts pouring down with rain or becomes cold. crazy right? I know..

Today was one of the good Autumn days, so I went out and had dinner at Hot Pot Train with some friends. 

Sometimes, I forget that I'm suppose to be a blogger so I didn't take any photos tonight, which is a bummer :( And plus we were starving, so we dived into our food once we received it ehehe.

Jumper-Valley Girl, Skirt-Overseas, Shoes-Rubi, Boater Hat-Yesstyle
 Adelaide weather doesn't get too cold, compared to other countries, so it was warm enough to wear a skirt. The jumper was a full bargain, I only purchased it for $8.00 from Valley Girl which was a steal, since it is great quality!

Who doesn't love a good bargain!?

Anywho it's off to bed for me, I hope you all are keeping warm!
Okay, I lied, I'm actually going to watch my new addicted Korean drama series called 'Flower Boy Next Door.' So far so good! But details about that later? :)

So, Until next time
Much Love
Mai xox

If you have any recommendations about any dramas worth watching, please let me know ^^ I would love to check them out too! 


50 facts about me TAG.

As the title says, I'll be doing my take on the 50 facts about me. K go. 

1. My full name is Mai Ngoc Nguyen.
2. I am eighteen years old.
3. I was born on the 18th of January, which makes me a Capricorn.
4. I am full Vietnamese.
5. I have been living in Australia, Adelaide my whole life.
6. I have two older brothers.
7. I am a dog person. Love dogs!
8. I can't eat dairy, however I can eat chocolate and ice cream.
9. I hate cold weather and rain.
10. I am a very sensitive person, which means I am a cry baby :( 
11. My favourite colour is pretty much anything pastel.
12. In 2012, I finished High school, and in this up coming July, I am moving to Brisbane for 6 months to study to become a flight attendant.
13. When I was in high school, I had a habit of cutting my split ends during class. 
14. I have a phobia of going to the toilet on planes.
15. I want to travel the world.
16. I'm terrible at maths!
17. I suck at eating anything spicy.

18. I reallllly want to visit Japan and go to Disneyland!
19. I can watch my favourite movies over and over and over again.

20. My favourite TV Show is How I met your mother.
21. It is rare to see me wearing jeans.
22. I am a very athletic person.
23. I am also a very lazy person.
24. I am a good listener however bad at giving advice. 
25. I love to listen to RnB and Hip Hop.
26. Sucker for Romantic Guys.
27. I love hello kitty!

28. I studied Japanese for 5 years however I still suck at it.
29. When I was 16 years old, I loved to collect stuffed toys/teddies. I had over fifty stuffed toys in my bedroom.
30. I use to play touch rugby for 3 years, I was in an all girls rugby team called 'The Eels'.
31. I really get annoyed when people constantly poke me haha.
32. I have never smoked, or got drunk.
33. I haven't drank soft drinks in about 2 years.
34. I have only traveled overseas to Vietnam and Thailand.
35. I am super stubborn.
36. I can be very hot tempered.
37. When I was 7 I had to get stitches on my forehead because a statue fell on my head.
38. I'm very bad at lying, I can't keep a straight face and have an urge to laugh.
39. In High School I use to dye my hair different colours and cut my top layers super short and thin out my hair like crazy.. omg haha

Here is a very good example of my hair back in 2009. OMG *dying

40. If I had some kind of plan to go out with friends or run some errands while it's raining, I normally cancel my plans haha I HATE THE RAIN. 
41. I love going on cruises, or long drives.
42. I am a weak person so I get sick easily.
43. I am very close with my middle brother however super distant with my eldest brother.
44. In my spare time, I like to read blogs, watch videos on YouTube, go out to eat with my boyfriend or girlfriends and just relax. 
45. Currently, I'm working at a nail and beauty shop, however I am only doing beauty.
46. I lovee lollies, especially strawberry sour straps or raspberry licorice.
47. I can eat Japanese Food all day every day.
48. My boyfriend and I are complete opposites in nearly everything. (Opposites attract hehe)
49. My favourite game is POKEMON.
50. I can eat anything I want as much as I want and not gain weight.

I hope you learnt a bit more about me and I really hope you guys do this tag too! I would love love love to read it! 

Much Love,
Mai xox


Things I've recently purchased online

Even with my recent experience with online shopping with Sammy dress, I am still continuing to purchase some items online haha! Such a loser I am, so I'm just sharing with you guys the things I recently purchased. 

Oh and I will leave the link of the purchases I made :). I'm not saying that you guys have to buy it or anything, but whenever I see something I like on another bloggers page, I am grateful whenever they leave a link down below, so that I can go ahead and check it out or even purchase it too ^^.

I'll start with the purchase I made on Yesstyle.
Just to let you know I bought 3 similar dresses however in a different design and colour! I really love these type of dresses and since its Autumn, I thought it would be great to wear them in this type of weather.

(Go ahead and click on the images to see it more clearly and larger.)
Peter Pan A line Dress, $30.40
Peter Pan Collar Dress, $30.40
Sequin Lace Knit Dress, $25.20
These dresses are one size, which means it fits all.

The last thing I bought from their website is this knit beanie. I saw the cute cat ears and it screamed my name haha. I'm a sucker for hats with ears, so adorable!

Ear Accent Knit Beanie, $10.80

The next items I bought is a beauty and skin product from Sasa.

Missha BB Cream, $22.80

I have read such good  reviews on this BB cream and I wanted to try it out myself. I read that it is a build-able full coverage BB cream that feels light on your skin and best thing is, it has SPF42, which benefits the skin as well (Y).

Cyber Colors Blotting Paper, 160 pieces for $3.10

My skin type is combination, which means it does tend to get oily in the T-Zone area, I don't believe Adelaide sells blotting papers so I need to purchase some online. I know what you're thinking ADELAIDE SUCKS HAHA and I agree in some levels.

The last thing I ordered online was from Ebay.

Cat Ear Bowler Hat, $15.98 incl. shipping!

 I ordered this Bowler hat in black. Like I mentioned earlier I am a sucker for hats/beanies with ears :)
Or a sucker for bowler hats in general hehe So I knew I had to purchase this hat!

I hope you guys enjoy this type of post!
And like always, have a good night/day!

Much Love,
Mai xox


REVIEW: Sammy Dress (Don't shop here!!!!!!)

Hey Guys, my package from Sammy Dress finally arrived the other day, so I'm here to do a review on their website. Click here if you want to check out their website.. So, Sammy dress is a online wholesale website based in China. This is my first time ordering from them and seriously, NEVER AGAIN. Normally, before I order and experience something new online, I tend to do a quick research before I start purchasing my goods. However, this time I didn't..  Which I totally REGRET! I had such good experiences with other online websites that I thought I didn't need to do any further research and BOY, was I wrong..

Firstly, lets talk about my package.
I was super excited when the postman came with my order. Once I received it, I attacked it like an animal and ripped the package open. My first impression was.. wth, the quality and item does not resemble the image from the website..? I then noticed that I didn't receive all of my items in the package? I was actually stunned.. As this experience has never happened to me. I started counting all of my items in the package and I only received 9/14 items. WTF? I will show you my order and what I received back.

I hope you can see that clearly, otherwise click the image to see it closer. As you can see these were the 14 items I ordered, and this is what i received back. 

As you can see there are only 9 items!

 It is so ridiculous, that an online website would actually do this!!! It shows that this website is untrustworthy.

Secondly, Shipping took the longest time! from the image above you may see that the grand total of my purchase was $194.73. I paid $77.00 for my express shipping, which was not worth the money. It says my purchases will come in 3-5 business days, however after my purchase was made, I received my package in approximately two weeks time!!! Such nonsense.....

Thirdly, I tried to call up the store countless times and there was no answer, so I had to write them an email to try and resolve this problem! Apparently I would receive a reply back before 24hours and guess what? of course I'm still waiting for their response..!! 

SO, in conclusion this website is awful, it is a scam, and I would not recommend this website to anyone!
And moral of the story, no matter what before you start purchasing any items online, PLEASE do thorough research about the website you are ordering from beforehand!

And don't be dumb like me :( Because I sure have learnt my lesson.. 

Anyway as always, hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Much Love,
Mai xox


Red Roses

Don't mind le feet -.-

I bought this dress 3 years ago during my holiday in Vietnam, and I've only worn this out once, so I thought what a good opportunity to wear this out since it was such a lovely day today. 

Anyway, I think this dress came in a variety of different colours, including black, but I love the red, because red roses makes sense right? Hehe well since Autumn is kicking in, I don't think I would be able to wear summer clothing for a while :(

I've been knit and sweater shopping like a maniac, getting ready for this Autumn and Winter! I bought a variety of clothes online and cannot wait until the package arrives and once it does I'll do a haul blog! Yay.

 So bring on Autumn, stockings, beanies and oversized knits! 

Big thank you to my boyfriend ^^
Red roses to match the dress.
What a coinkadink :p

Much Love,