About and FAQs

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog! My name is Penelope (my Chinese name is Shu-Ping) and an currently living in the UK. I'm a research scientist who recently completed a PhD in developmental genetics. But rather than bore everyone to tears with a 'sciency' blog, I decided to create a blog about my passion of skincare, makeup, and clothes. I mostly do product reviews and FOTDs. Hopefully I'll branch out into videos and tutorials one day.

My favourite makeup brands are Guerlain and Nars, although I also have a weak spot for Japanese brands such as Jill Stuart.

What lenses are you using in your FOTDs?
In most of my FOTDs I wear black/brown neo dali circle lenses. They do tend to iritate my eyes a bit, so I limit their use to FOTDs.

Where do you get your Asian products from?
I either get them from my trips to Asia, or from online stores such as cosmede.com, ichibankao.com and sasa.com

How often do you wear foundation/tinted moisturiser/BB creams?
Rarely. I don't wear foundation/tinted moisturiser etc in my everyday life. My skin is so sensitive, so most formulas irritate my skin/ clog my pores and I end up looking worse. I therefore try to limit their use to special occasions (and FOTDs), and just hope nobody looks too closely at my skin!

What is your skincare routine?
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Cleanser, Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, I vary between moisturisers, and La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+

Which hair products do you use?
I have written a post on my haircare routine which you can find here.
But in brief, I use Liz Earle Shampoo and Conditioner, and Kerastase Elixir Extreme as a serum. The Liz Earle hair products smells heavenly!!