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Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 2014 Empties

Although I haven't been blogging as frequent as I've hoped for, I've been working really hard to finish some of the old stuff that I had and I'm proud to present this whole bunch of empties:

1.  Ultima II Immediate Rescue Stick


2.  Dr .G Gowoonsesang Aroma A1 Skin Lotion - Although this stuff does works with acne, I found that it runs out really fast....


3.  Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner - This is now availabe at Watsons and Mannings.


4.  Avalon Organics Vitamic C Refreshing Cleansing Gel - My husband doesn't really care about face wash, so I was really surprise when he told me to repurchase this cleansing gel.


5. Dettol Natural Nourishing Body Wash - I always have a bottle of Dettol Body Wash in my shower, and this was a sample that I got with purchase, is not drying and it smells really good. Will definetly get this in full size.


6.  Dettol Anti Bacterial Sensitive Body Wash - While I've really liked the Nourishing Body Wash from Dettol, I didn't really care for this one, it smells boring, but since I got this in a pack of 2, there's still one more to go, but won't be repurchasing.
 

7.  Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo - This is my second bottle, but I'm not repurchasing it because I love it but because there aren't that many reasonably priced sulfate free shampoo here for me to choose here.


8.  Bath & Body Works Sparking Pink Champagne Deep Cleansing Soap - According to the package it claims pink sugar with sparkling notes of mandarin and fizzy champagne. I did like it, but I'm not crazy about it, and since this is no longer available, I'll just try something else next time.


9.  Huggies Baby Wipes - These are unscented baby wipes that I use to cleanse everthing, my face, brushes, hands, etc.
 

10.  Lux Super Rich Shine Concitioner - OMG these were amazing, I use hair treatment/mask as conditioner, because normal conditioner just aren't enough for my dry hair. I think this is one of the few conditioners that I've tried that works worderfully for really dry hair.
 

11. Nivea Creme - I always have this at home, it's a household essential.

 
12.  Nuxe Eau de Mousse Micellair aux 3 Roses Foam Cleanser - This is another deluxe sample that I got in a kit, and I've enjoyed it while I have it, but I don't think I'll be willing to pay that much for a cleanser.


13.  Olay Aquaction Intensive Nourishing Emulsion


14.  Bath and Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance Bulb in Pineapple Mango - I love the scent of Pineapple during summer and have really enjoyed these, but please bear in mind that these do smell really sweet.


15.  Bath and Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance Bulb in Pink Sangria


16.  Reniu Coconut Shampoo


17.  Revlon Equave Sun Protection Detangling Conditioner - This is my favorite leave-in conditioner, apart from conditioning and softening my hair, it provides sun protection. Reviews are coming up soon.


18.  Sunplay Watery Cool SPF65 PA+++

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm BB Triple Functions - Hot Pink




Contents: 40g
Price: HK$69.00
Local of Purchase: Sasa

According to Skin79 webpage:

Skin Type: Normal to Oily
 
Whitening and Wrinkle Improvement All day:
Non stop skin care BB cream that control the root of skin to turn dark and dull skin into clear skin and anti-wrinkle function makes younger looking skin
 
10-in-1 one step solution:
Whitening + Wrinkle Improvement + Control Sebum + Moiturizing + UV Protection + Makeup finisher with one BB in your busy schedule
 
Skinny Fit Base Makeup:
Goes on skin very thin with hold to provide clear and natural tone.
 
UV Protection for the Skin:
UV Protection (SPF25/PA+++) Pervents UVA and UVB both at the same time everyday.
 
Light Like a Feather:
Keeps clean oil less skin by controlling sebum.
 
Ingredients: WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, TALC, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DIACIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, ARBUTIN, ZINC OXIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SISSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYER, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT, PHENOSYETHANOL, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCOSYL TREMALOSE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ALUMINUM STEARATE, METHYLPARABEN, HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE, METHICONE, TOCOPHEYL ACETATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER WATER, MADECASSOSIDE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBEDENSIS LEAF JUICE, CHOLESTEROL, CERAMIDE 3, LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUTI EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT, SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT, CORNUS OFFICINALIS FRUIT EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, GLYCERIN, ADENOSINE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRICLOSAN, PHYTIC ACID, UBIQUINONE, BHT
 
My Opinion:
 
A few years ago, everybody was raving about this BB cream, and seriously I don't know why I've never try this out earlier.
 
Anyway, I was having really high expection, and was very dissapointed with the performance.
 
This is a low coverage BB cream, that's suitable for combo skin (definetly not for someone with really oily skin), and  all it did was even out my skin tone. I guess if you are someone with really good skin you might like it, but honestly it didn't do much for me.

This stuff did not break me out, so in order not to waste it, I've been topping this with a powder foundation in order to increase coverage and so far it has been working fine, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.

Monday, August 25, 2014

L'oreal Color Rich Nutri Shine Lipstick

Shade: CP400 Sheer Papaya
Price: HKD.89.00








Laura Mercier Tighline Trio




Shade: Gunmetal Smoke, Turquoise Ink and Bleu Marine
Contents: 3 x 0.003 oz / 0.94g
Price: HK$220.00
Local of Purchase: Lane Crawford

According to Laura Mercier's webpage:

An easy-to-use, cake eye liner that delivers long-lasting colour payoff that doesn’t fade throughout the day for flawlessly defined eyes. Applied with Laura's artistic technique using the Flat Eye Liner Brush begin underneath the root of the upper lash line and wiggle the brush between individual lashes.
 
My Opinion:
 
I don't usually wear liner on a daily basis, and I have to admit that I'm hopeless with it. If I ever decide to wear it I only like to tightline, and I believe that it does make a huge difference on how I look, unfortunately most of the products that I have would run after a few hours and  I'd always end up looking like a panda.
 
I've read lots of rave about this product, and wanted to get a black one to try out, but when I went to the stores around X'mas last year they had this set, and I just had to have it, they were about the same price of 1 individual cake liner, so it was a bargain.
 
This set comes with 3 shades and a brush, and I found the brush to be too big for tighlining. Apart from the brush, I've really liked it and it hasn't run on me, but I've only been wearing it for a few hours (max 4 hours), so I have no idea how well it will stand on a whole day.
 
I'm already tempted to go back and get it in the shade Black Ebony which is their blackest black.
 
If you are new to cake liner, here's a video that I've found on youtube where I've learned how to tightline:
 
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Phyto 7



Contents: 1.7 oz / 50ml
Price: HK$220.00
Local of Purchase: Citysuper

According to Phyto's webpage:

A leave-in cream that transforms dry hair into silky soft tresses while preventing split ends and calming static.

Infused with seven pure and natural plant extracts, this weightless leave-in conditioner instantly hydrates, smoothes and protects fine to medium textured tresses while preventing frizz and split ends. Hair is left silky soft and illuminated with shine.

Directions for use:
  • After shampooing, spread a pea-sized amount to well towel-dried or dry hair.
  • Apply to all the hair, concentrating on the ends.
  • Style

  • Ingredients: Althaea Officinalis Extract (Mucilage Végétal), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lecithin (Soja), Arctium Majus Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Roseary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Leaf Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parabens (Butyl, Ethyl).

    My Opinion:

    I've nearly finish my tube, and it really did nothing to my hair.

    I always apply leave in conditioner on towel dry hair, and when is air dried my hair would usually feel smooth and soft, but this product didn't leave my hair soft.

    I've tried using this on dry hair, and still did not notice any improvement. In order to make this work, I've started by applying moroccanoil on towel dry hair, and when my hair is fully dried, I'll apply this at my ends.This seems to work, but I can't wear this on a daily basis, and I'll only be able to use 2 leave in conditioners when it is extremely dry, otherwise Moroccanoil alone will do.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Bath and Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance Bulb



    Scent: Pink Sangria
    Contents: 0.8 fl oz / 24ml @ (2 pack refill)
    Price: Retails for US12.50, I got these in an outlet for half price

    About this fragrance:
    A refreshing mix of zesty mandarin, crisp apple and sugared grapes and berries.

    My Opinion:

    I've really liked this scent, I would actually dare to say that it's one of my favorite B&B scent that I would repurchase, and that means alot to me, because so far I've only repurchased 1 scent from B&B and that would be Vanilla Bean Noel, which is my number 1 favorite scent from B&B.

    Back to this scent, it's a mixture of something citrusy, fruity and sweet, although sweet, it is not overwhelming. Unfortunately, I've just went to the B&B webpage and notice that this was no longer available.... I really hope that they will bring this back.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Butter



    Scent: Brazilian Nut
    Contents: 18 fl oz
    Price: US7.49
    Local of Purchase: Ulta

    According to Ulta's webpage:

    The whole sugar grains provide a gentle yet deep exfoliation. Our scrubs also contain extra-moisturizing Shea Nut Oil to help preserve your skin's natural moisture and are enriched with vitamin C to keep skin looking young and healthy. All Tree Hut Products are made with Certified Organic Shea Butter and natural extracts. Our products are Paraben Free and DMDM Free.
     
    Ingredients: Sucrose, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Silica, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Fragrance, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Caramel.
     
    My Opinion:
     
    During the summer I wear sunscreen on my body everyday, and the sunscreen that I'm using is water proof and it doesn't comes off easily, so I really do need a good scrub every 2 days in order to remove any build up.
     
    So far I've tried several body scrubs, and has never been entirely satisfied with any of them, they were either melting off too fast, too greasy, didn't smell good enough or wasn't abrasive enough.

    I'm really glad to anounce that the search is over, because I've finally found "The Perfect Body Scrub",  this is a sugar base body scrub that smells amazing (reminds me of cocoa), it doesn't melt off immediately, it doesn't leave my skin greasy, and it has enough grits to exfoliate without being too harsh.

    I've already reorder this in another scent and I'll definetly recommend.