Vintage Sister - Spring Promo  

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Exciting news :D 
I've never tried any from Vintage Sister, so this is a good opportunity to do some hauling. International shipping is USD 6.00.

I bought:
Lip Lickers Pineapple Tangerine - yumm
Cocoa Shop set of 4 balms - 4 for the price of 3
Elbow Grease Stick, Voodoo Chile' (Rose/Magnolia/Earth Rain) - exotic name!
Elbow Grease Stick, Ms. Freelove (Raspberry Patchouli) - Elbow Grease??
Lip Lickers Flirtini - wink wink!

Shipping takes about 6-10 days. Now I just have to sit still and wait patiently..

Scentio Milk Plus Whitening Facial Foam  

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Guess what attracted me into buying this one? ;)
- The packaging.. so cute right?

This is what Scentio has to say:

Foxy Frangipani Says:

Nett Wt: 100ml
Colour: White
Scent: Smells like sweet coconut, similar to the scrub
Price: 125 Baht
Made in:Thailand

This smells really really good! Like slathering on sweet cream each wash.

It doesn't lather alot, unless I use a wash sponge. When I do, it produced very fine mousse and cleanses very well. If used the conventional way, I find it needing a lil extra time to rinse off.

Skin felt really clean, but on some days I experienced some tightness if left a while without following with moisturizer.

On the brightening claim - just slightly. Did not give me the bleached look. Just brighten slightly.


Am I Crazy...  

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... if I suddenly really really want ALL of these?

Max Factor - RM38 36 each

Top Shop RM33 each

After my recent shopping trip in Bangkok?
It started with me randomly flipping the pages of Female mag - April copy.

My eyes picked up something that sparked a Google frenzy reading up reviews, and calling outlets to see which one carries these babies.

Dannnngggg, I really want them. Despite the fact that I've always stayed away from cream blushers because I think they emphasize my pores.

But now.. danggggg!

* pics from Google.

Crabtree & Evelyn - Citron, Honey & Coriander Age Defying Hand Remedy  

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Crabtree & Evelyn Says:

Age-defying formula helps reduce the visible signs of aging, leaving hands soft and smooth with a more youthful appearance. A blend of peptides and naturally derived extracts help even skin tone, helps plump and firm skin, and improves overall suppleness.

Contains a unique time-released capsule of antioxidants, which have been found to minimise the damaging effects of free radicals. A custom blend of natural butters and oils has been added to moisturise dry skin.

- Helps even skin tone and improves skin’s suppleness
- Helps reduce the visible signs of aging
- Moisturises

Fragrance: Vibrant lemon & fresh coriander with a touch of sweet honey

Foxy Frangipani Says:

Nett Wt: 100ml
Scent: Strong lime
Colour: Very light pastel green
Texture: Gel-creme
Price: RM 95 (I paid RM15 for this + a amall jar of honey)
Made in: USA

This was introduced as hand serum, to be used before Hand Therapy; hence understandably the texture is light. But to be honest, even for a hand cream addict like me, I find it troublesome to slather on 2 different products..

In a non-air conditioned room, this Hand Remedy does a pretty good job at keeping my hands moisturized. Lasts a couple of washes as well. However, am rather disappointed that it doesn’t give as much hydration in air-conditioned office environment. My hands at times still feel rather tight after applying this. Bummer.

On the positive note, this smells amazing (if you like lime). The scent lingers on and serves as a pretty good pick me up. Very refreshing. And absorption is instant sans oiliness.

Can’t vouch on the evening out skin tone or anti aging claim – my hands are in good condition, except for one mark due to joss stick burn, ouch. I don’t think any product could get rid of the mark sigh.

So if you only require very little hydration for your hands, this may be a good buy.

Except I think it is rather pricey.. I rarely purchase on full price.

Here is a summary of my purchase experience:

Crabtree & Evelyn periodically launches new products, and their members usually get to enjoy a special intro rate. Last year I when they launched the Rose Essence skin collection, I purchased 3 items:

- Day Cream
- Night Cream
- Mask

I had a little problem with the Day Cream. It came in a pump (which is good) and being labeled as cream, I expected – well, cream in texture (duh!). But when I used it, the texture was watery and curdy – like runny yoghurt. It didn’t smell funky, just looked not nice..

Not wanting to risk my skin (having said this, I used it for about a week yo!) I took it back to CE to clarify if the texture was common. They took one pump and instantly offered an exchange. Ahhh I didn’t even have to ask for it (would be a different story if this was some other high end beauty counters).

Because Rose Essence was a limited edition product – I couldn’t get another replacement for a Day Cream. So I decided to replace it with the Citron Hand Remedy. I ended paying another RM15 for this and a small jar of honey.

Yes I did pay slightly more, but the whole experience was pleasant – plus I came home with great products. Would be a shame if I keep the curdy day cream ;)