Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
It does just that for me, only not as dramatically as seen in the product photo. It does not sting, absorbs quickly and is not sticky, has a slight fragrance and does not irritate the face. I don't use it every day though, only when I remember. Actually, I've always hated how puffy my face and nose looks. After I apply this, my face and nose are less puffy. Who would have thought I have water-retention in my nose too?!!? I think I really ought to review my diet, like abstain from some foods, but I don't have the discipline to do it. Meanwhile, my skin is acting up again. Right now, it's peeling at my cheek area and I need to stop using SANA. Probably because the SANA product is for acne?!!? >_<;; Gawsh. This drives me nuts. It's also probably a combination of stress at work, sleeping late (I'm watching k-drama dvds late into the night!) and eating badly (all the Chinese New Year snacking!) In such situations, I feel really frustrated because it means I must truly go back-to-basics for skincare, such as simply washing with Cetaphil and applying nothing else (this is normally what the doctor prescribes and it normally works). But I don't want to do that!! (Why don't I want to do that? It's because ... I'm so sold on the idea that I need stuff to improve my skin ... like prevent wrinkles, lighten my freckles, smooth my pores etc. And I like the idea of "pampering" myself ... but it's really getting me into more problems with my skin instead... Ugh I don't know.) Anyway, I went to get a trial set of Sukin Organics face care products (the only thing available at the nearby shopping centre I went to during lunch). Almost as basic as Cetaphil, but at least I get the illusion of using something "luxurious" because it smells nice and has 3 steps. Fortunately it's rather cheap. I decided to try this because it's cheap, rather than Fancl, Jurlique or Dr Hauscha (which come well-recommended). I used those brands before, then stopped using them but I can't recall exactly why. If Sukin works well, I can save money on the skincare basics in the long run. I'll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck. © Copyright. All rights reserved.
"Super slimming mini water molecules!! 100% absorbent rate.
Anosa L Carnitine V Face Toning Water Gel’ combined with the latest technology from Japan, enables L- Carnitine to dissolve into tiny molecules which can be absorbed into the skin to remove excess water hence assist in the removal of bloated face. The Caffine composition and toning essence tones up the curve and reduce face flabbiness. Together with the green tea and seaweed extracts, it promotes blood circulation and retains skin moisture."
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
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Friday, 16 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
- Convert existing body treatments to facial treatments
- Convert remaining dollar value to products.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
Recently, in the spirit of good reporting and being a dedicated beauty blogger, I took a photo of what happened to the skin on my arm when I walked out of the air-con office into the humid, hot and dusty evening air after work. This has been happening alot more since I had to take the public transport home every evening, instead of driving comfortably in the car. (To avoid scaring you, I've made the photos small. Kekeke.) As you can see, my body skin can get very blotchy and dry, and itchy and scratchy. To prevent such adverse skin reactions, I normally have to slather on alot of lotion to create a protective barrier. So, I shall share with you some of my favourite body and hand lotions. I always apply body lotion all over my body after every shower while the skin is still damp. I also reapply hand lotion every time I wash my hands. Well, yes, I admit, I do have some little OCD tendencies.
For most of 2008, I was able to keep my body skin soft and blotch-less by using Canus Goat's Milk Lotion. There's something in this lotion that allows moisture to absorb into the skin, such that when I wake up in the morning, I can still feel my skin is soft and moist. I also liked the delicate scent. I had the cream too, but I didn't find it as good as the lotion.
Then, I ran out of it late last year and since I find it overpriced here in Singapore and only the small bottle is available, I turned to using other creams. I didn't find any of them any good at all. Eventually, I found Origins' Paradise Found was a close substitute in providing good moisture and soothing properties. But I used it up very quickly and after it was finished, I didn't buy a replacement because I was on a guilt-trip about spending so much. I had a hard time finding a good cheap lotion. I needed cheap because I go through them very fast!
So, you can imagine my joy when recently, I found this cheap and good substitute ...
For my hands I always have these in my bag. There's no beating these for moisture and a beautiful scent! My favourite has to be the Rose Velvet Cream.
Slathering lotions doesn't always work though. These couple of days, my neck has a patch of itchy ezcema. Ugh! Hard to remove without cortisone. Used to be that my friends thought my boyfriends (then later when I married ... husband) must be terribly horny and violent for always giving me so many HUGE hickies. Hahaa, but no, they're not hickies, just ezcema on my neck. LOL.
Recently, I read Now I know why so many people have sensitive skin on their face! and realised why even if your body skin isn't sensitive like mine, you might have sensitive skin on your face.
"Now it is certainly possible to irritate the skin of the hands. There are whole journals devoted to contact dermatitis which is most common on the hands. But there does seem to be something about facial skin that makes it especially liable to react to products. It is a bit of a puzzle because the skin is generally a pretty good barrier - and why should the most exposed part of the skin be the worst at keeping nasties out? Thanks to Tagami, I now know why. It turns out that the skin on the face is particularly rich in pores, and it seems to be these that are letting the allergens through. So it seems that are faces are most sensitive to irritation for the same reason that they are most prone to acne. It is because they have lots of pores."
Very interesting, isn't it?© Copyright. All rights reserved.
- Hello Kitty Hello Kitty Hello Kitty Hello Kitty Hello Kitty
- Makeup Makeup Makeup Makeup
- I wanna to go a temple and buy a good luck charm
- Eat eat eat eat
Hahahaa. I dunno what else. I think those are good enough? Plus, I just need a holiday. Who wants to go with me?Aside from that, I purchased some body treatments from a spa and now I am really cheesed off by their service, I am asking for a refund. Wish me luck!! © Copyright. All rights reserved.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
"Mixology Makeup is the healthy makeup alternative that will help improve the quality of your skin and give you a radiant look without damaging ingredients! NO cheap fillers, NO chemicals, NO synthetic dyes (the culprits for most allergic reactions), NO parabens, & NO preservatives. Vegan friendly, Virtually water resistant, perfect for very sensitive skin, anti-inflammatory, great coverage for acne & rosacea, won't clog pores so your skin can breathe, natural SPF, light weight, & dry ingredients so bacteria does not grow (if kept dry). Bismuth & Carmine Free!"My Thoughts Texture: On application, the mineral powders smooth out and blend easily. Especially for the blush, it applies on very sheer and nicely blended. Colours: As you can see from my swatches, the colours are very subtle and don't look very distinct one from the other on the skin. However this is a quality that I like and seek in my eyeshadows and blush, because I prefer a more subdued look to my makeup. This way, I get some variation in colours but not too intense in effect. Some colours are too light for me and don't look good, but the dark colours can be quite nice due to the sheerness. Pigmentation: I read that Mixology's colours are more pigmented than most other mineral eyeshadows and blush. The powders can be built up to be more intense. There's a quality of sheerness even after applying many layers ie. the colours show, can be intense but it's sheer, not opaque like maybe Mac? I love the sheerness of the colours and also the shimmer. It's got almost similar qualities to Japanese makeup colours. Lasting Power: Very lasting indeed actually! I really love the fact that though it does crease a little if I apply more layers, I can still see the colours on my lids and cheeks even after an entire day. Final Verdict: I will be buying full-size quantities of my favourite colours. I love the Chica blush. It gives me a nice, natural flush. I also love the blues and greys in the eyeshadows. I mentioned it in my previous post, the first set of samples got lost in the mail and the seller sent me another set without extra cost, so I highly recommend Mixology for the great service. I do have a dislike for the packaging of the samples. I simply stuck my brush into the packets to get the powders out and for the blush, I did end up with some mess, because my blush brush is too big for the packet. That said, I can understand why the seller would put the samples in packets, as it helps to keep the cost down and enable buyers to get samples at a rather reasonable price. © Copyright. All rights reserved.
Friday, 9 January 2009
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
- Ugh, I forgot to put on mascara today!
- Concealor application looks slightly better ...
- Blush still looks faint ... maybe I'm just a "natural" makeup person...
- Stuck my eyeshadow brush into the mini-ziplock and tried using Mixology's Armor eyeshadow without spillage. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! So sheer but pigmented enough to see the colours (my type of thing). Not powdery at all (will try to do proper review with swatches soon) ... . I'm so going to try every colour then buy more in full-size quantities hahaha!!
- My timing sucks! I never do know exactly when John Little's Stardust is having it's 20% storewide discount!! Why don't they send me the mailers? I seldom receive Robinson's mailer on time and none of John Little's mailers at all, despite being a Robinson's Card member.