Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Review: Shills Dust It Hair Powder & Other Random Stuff

I've been trying hard to stop shopping, but it's really hard for me to go on a beauty shopping diet! I tried to stick to only buying essentials in May. I didn't really succeed (as you can already tell) but I did buy less. :P In my defence, there really isn't much else to do here in Singapore! Besides shop and eat, you can do sports. If you like sports, Singapore is really a great place to live in. It's summer all year round, beaches and watersports less than a 30-minute drive away, etc. I used to live just a short walk away from the East Coast beach and used to go walking there if I'm bored. But other than that, I don't really like the sun, heat or sweat. Lately, it's worse after I moved houses and am now living near the city, Instead of walking at the beach when I'm bored, I walk at the shopping centre! LOL! Anyway, the other night, I meant to just stopped by Plaza Singapura on the way home, to pick up some groceries, but I just had to look in at the John Little 20% storewide sale as well. This sale has been happening so frequently that I don't get too excited by it anymore. Still, it's good to pick up stuff when there's a sale. 002copy So I found some new things, and among them was this hair powder which I had to buy and try. It's working nicely for me! I find it fluffs up my hair without making it look stiff. I use it together with Air Arrange. Somehow it accentuates the natural waves in my hair but keep them very orderly, so I'm quite pleased! It retails for S$24.90 at John Little Star Dust. With the 20% discount and the 5% cardmember rebate, this is relatively cheap, but I imagine it'll be "dirt cheap" in Taiwan? I really can't tell. I don't know how much it retails for in Taiwan. Look at the hilarious language on the label. "Magical Hair Fully Powder"!! *so amused* 003copy I have some updates on Kanebo. I went to my usual Kanebo haunt and told the SA that Blanchir isn't moisturising enough, then told her I've tried Revital and it's better. So she said Impress is a range that I can explore as it's a comparible to Revital in terms of anti-aging care but addresses a wider range of "problems" than Revital. I did a search on Impress and shall I say, "I'm impressed!" Check it out here. I'm now leaning towards going for Impress, because I have good experience-history with Kanebo skincare and it has a wide range of items to address different issues. I'm waiting for the sale before buying some Impress. Off topic, some of you know I scrapbook. I haven't been scrapbooking much in the traditional sense of 12"x12" layouts, because I have been really un-inspired and also very busy. I still want to do memory-keeping so I adapted some ideas that have been going around in the scrapbooking scene. A new way of scrapbooking: First I get a nice album (I use Muji's - I need to get mooooawwwrrr). I prefer slot in albums, they don't harm photos like those sticky ones with a film covering. (You might want to note that most of those sticky albums have adhesives that will cause your photos and other papers to deteriorate very fast, so avoid them if possible). Then, I make the labels (this allows me some freedom for creativity and journaling, plus use my pretty scrapbooking supplies) 002copy Finally stick in the photos! And I also label them with more journaling on the photos. 003copy 004copy

I like this way of scrapbooking for now. I might continue to make yearly albums this way.

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13 comments:

izumi said...

mm scrapbooking :) very cute way! were you still thinking of getting rid of excess? no hurry xD christmas isn't for a long while!

heheee.. yea, beauty diets are hard. luckily for me, i just don't have money! hahaha.

i love engrish!! have you seen engrish.com ?

birkinbagbeauty said...

Shills are really good in copycat famous cosmetics, because it really looks like Osis dust it...

Aww, never thought Singapore was such a sports-country...Shopping I knew, but sports...

Shopn'Chomp said...

Ooh, would love to see a before and after hair shot :)

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Get Shills here!! :) Hee... I tried my bestest to look for it while I was in Taipei but couldn't find it ANYWHERE. Any ideas?

miRaCLe said...

totally agree!! Singpore= shop+eat!!
hahas. Have been visiting PlazaSing for 2 days straight! it has SALE everywhere and super noisy with the dinosaurs thingy happening right now! :p The stardust is LOVE!! i love the nailpolishes section (PA n Eternal) but they are so expensive!! those bling bling from PA!! *fainttt* look so little but cost SO much! hahas :D

Love your scrapbooking method!! very nice and organise~~ ^^


xoxo

Blair said...

Ohhh, I saw that powder from Shills around! Thanks for reviewing it!

Yumeko said...

i am loving the new scrapbooking idea
it reminds of kangin's bday present in We got married

fuzkittie said...

Aw cute scrapbook! Hahaha I LOVE Taiwanese product's English descriptions!! They're hilarious even when you read it over and over again, ahahaha.

ning * star said...

oh, yaya, John little, I'm soo interested with items selling at there and 20%. wow! lol, I wish i were in S'pore now. oh~~~ lol, definitely need to meet u one day because we are sooo "neighbour" aha xD

Saint said...

Hello, I just become a follower of your blog. Your reviews and posts are so interesting and helpful!

Your scrap book is looking so cool, I have scrap books I'm supposed to do but I always put it off haha!

Beauty Snap said...

Cool scrapbooking~ I like to scrapbook and collect stuff but never really have too much time to do it. I'm so lazy! T_T
The shills dusting powder looks exactly like the osis one. Hope it works as well! And already emailed u and left u message in your cbox about shipping quote ($10.50 USD to singapore - that milk is heavy! T_T) hehe, thanks for your interest! :)

Minoueel said...

Nice album, really makes memories last longer and more beautiful. I got my Shills Dust it Hair Powder for about $19 online. This website (http://www.sunnanz.com.sg/nurenwozuida.php?gclid=CJKIpa6Ni5oCFRMupAodfRKdFw) has great stuff direct from Taiwan, u may want to check them out. Hahaha... more shopping for u.

Shopping can be a great workout by itself... walk the whole stretch of Orchard Rd and with lots of heavy bags. Work both the arms and the legs. ;D

Paris B said...

Impress is pretty impressive when it comes to the moisturizing element. It feels nicer than Blanchir for sure. But try to get a hold of a sample to check for compatibility with your skin - it can break some out :) I'm still loving the Blanchir toner though its the only one I'm still using from the line hehe...