Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review! Cellnique Body Plush Emulsion Wash

Ignore my curtain please.
Six months ago, I jumped onto the environmental movement wagon of using natural ingredients for bath products. I started using Lush soaps as the do not use any additional packaging, use mostly naturally occurring ingredients, and have cute descriptions. Yes, a sucker, I know.

Fast forward to the present, I can honestly say that in this 6 months, I have rarely touched my shower gels/wash, until this. This product is scheduled to be launched this month of October, so you can't find it on their website yet. I have been using this everyday for the past week so I guess I am well able to give my honest opinion.

The verdict? I kinda like it. 

Cellnique says:
An invigorating burst of fragrant sumptuousness; and a gentle caress of velvety opulence. Formulated with a bouquet of rich, moisturizing ingredients, the silky cream coats the skin like a layer of gossamer. Perfumed with the finest essence of Orange, the cream's spellbinding scent envelopes you in a sweet-smelling cocoon, and intoxicates you with its aroma-therapeutic fragrance. In spite of its lavish thickness, the cream rinses off easily, while leaving the skin feeling deliciously soft and sinfully smooth. The gorgeous scent of citrus - though not overpowering - lingers lightly on the skin long after you step out of the shower.
Yeah, I typed the whole thing out!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bought! Once A Week Weekly Deodorant

I have to confess, I have low willpower. This morning I just took a walk around Watson and Guardian and my wish list just doubled. I saw and tested these amazing Hyaluronic Acid products from Aquajuju Aquamoist range and already I am falling in love, especially with the 100% Hyaluronic Acid Essence.

The one I want!
Wallet, please grow to be bottomless. I need RM 90, in spare change or otherwise.

Kimoko (from Singapore?) has a great review on a lot of the stuff from this range, in which she compares them to Hado Labo. You may also take a gander around the official Juju Cosmetic website but mind you, it's in mandarin.

Anyway, digressing.

The REAL deodorant

As in title, I just bought the Once A Week deodorant that promises to be the REAL deodorant. Sweat proof, bath proof and zero ordour. For a week. Hard to believe? Yep. Hard to swallow? Extremely. However Xin from PrettyBeautiful has a review on it and she swears that it works. To be honest, I was tempted to try it therefore I made a conscious effort to look for it at Guardian. It retails at RM 8.90.

I'll try it out and let you know next week yeah?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Beauty Swatch: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Ivy Shimmer Ink

Click on images to enlarge. Ivy Shimmer Ink

The full review for Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is here.

Just an update on one of the colours I own. This Ivy Shimmer Ink is a deep Christmassy green with shimmer that doesn't go on quite smoothly as my matte Black Ink or Chocolate Shimmer Ink. Very very weird and un-endearing.

Unevenness. Yuck.

In fact I utterly hate it :(

I'm going to buy Forest Shimmer Ink next and throw this pot in some deep dark crevice.

On a side note, I think Bobbi Brown reformulated this gel liner. The newer ones are now in clear glass pots (please refer to first picture lower right) and are extremely creamy and moister.

Price: RM 70

Friday, January 1, 2010

Beauty Loves and swatch: NYX Single Eyeshadow

Click on images to enlarge. I'd forgotten Velvet Blue, it's not in the picture or swatch

These little babies are cheap, chic, and most are extremely good and useful. As evident from the swatches below, a lot of them are very pigmented while some goes on quite sheer unless a base is used.

1st row L-R: Cedar Wood, Ocean, Exotic Green
2nd row L-R: Golden, Marrakesh, Navy, Sensual
3rd row L-R: Snow Cone, Red Bean, Alaska

Texture wise, they are all soft, velvety and goes on skin smoothly with the exception of the matte eyeshadows. Those needs a teeny bit more effort to blend in and a base otherwise it seems to get into your pores and you'll see little odd spots on your eyelid. Check out Navy below.

There are a multitude of colours available however I noticed that some older shades seems to have disappear from the NYX main sites. The shades come in metallic (mm, my fav), sheer, matte, shimmer, glitter, and frosty. Like all NYX products, I always find the colour swatches on the website a bull.

Snow Cone (frosty white)

Velvet Blue (shimmer purplish blue)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Beauty Test: Cellnique Vital Cellular Repair Emulsion

Click on images to enlarge. Expiry date on the bottom of tub, safety seal on the side.

When I first received this tub of moisturizer, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. When I was asked about my skin's condition, I had admitted that I have combination-oily skin with all the clogged pores problem: blackhead, whitehead, you name it. I was expecting some miracle thingaMagic that will zap all those away and what I got in the mail was this. A tub of creamy-looking moisturizer, the bane of my combination-oily existence.


Nevertheless, I pored through the pamphlet that came in as well and found out that this emulsion IS a thingaMagic after all, albeit a different kind. Cellnique recommends this moisturizer for skin with dehydration problem (my cheeks are dry), open pores problem (I have craters), scars problem (I have those from acne and itchy fingers), and sensitivity problem (I have redness and broken capillaries around the nose).

Vital Cellular Repair Emulsion is touted to be suitable for all skin conditions and for day and night use. It:
  • has reparatory ingredients to repair damaged cells and promote healing
  • has ceramides which provides visible skin replenishing and reparation benefits
  • has Super Oxide Dismutase, an antioxidant that acts as a free radical scavenger to help reduce tissue scaring and damage from exposure to sun

Plastic cover provided for 'oops'-ness days. Creamy gel.


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