Together with the Skin Ecological Complex, I bought these on BOGO too. But I don't remember how much. I've used up both (all 4) by now, and time to get rid of the bottles and tubes. Spring cleaning- yet again!
These IDC come in a toothpaste like tube, each 30g.
It is slightly yellow in color, and feels like thick yogurt. When applied after the SEC, it absorbed almost immediately and skin felt matte. It is softly scented, I don't find it annoying my nose at all.
I find this having a great oil control function - because when paired with SEC - my skin was constantly in great condition. No mid day oiliness, end of day fatigue, signs of exhaustion. Just nice and matte. :D
This is also the reason why I've been complaining of the lack of a suitable day cream, after this one finished. (but I might have found a near replacement hehe).
Definitely looking to repurchase this soon.
After numerous trips (either out of town, or overseas); I've come to a conclusion on my beauty travel essentials.
* Almost 99% of the time I'd be dammed lazy to go through the entire routine. Usually I'd be out all day with lots of walking and would come back very late at night. I won't even wanna shower but that's non-negotiable.
* Of course when I pack for the trip I'd do the complete routine including makeup and all. But most of the time I couldn't even be bothered with foundation.
* I would however cleanse properly. Double cleanse. Scrub and masks; if any means I'm extra diligent. I occasionally will use sheet mask (when I will up myself to lie still and not busy taking pics of my loot). My multiple findings are scrub is a must too if the stay is longer than 4 days.
* Next a moisturising toner. Eye cream and then serum and moisturiser. Because sleeping with air conditioning zaps my skin dry. For longer trip I'd pack sleeping mask.
For my recent 3 days trip here are the items I actually reached for.. consistently.
= cotton pads and ear buds. Useful to exfoliate with toner. You do clean your ears right?
= hair leave in conditioner. My long hair is giving me the ÷=£₩/_£@$ if I don't use something to condition. This is a repeated purchase. My long hair don't PMS on me when I spritz this on.
= lip balm. Well same like for skin. I can't stand tight dry lips.
= eye cream. Sachet sample is best and most convenient.
= serum and moisturiser. Same as eye cream.
= scissors. To cut those sachets. I hate to tear with hand as it would look disfigured (crazy).
= perfume. Alot of walking means potential body odour. Keep fresh and smell nice.
= panty liner. Hehehe I pack alot of these as I need to feel dry and fresh on the go.
However I do need to amp up on diligence in using sunscreen and some sheer foundation. After all I do wanna look good in pics! :)
- look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
- ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
- self-standing for easy storage
- extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use
Foxy Frangipani Says:
Price: USD 9.99
Made in: China
Real Techniques brushes has been in my wish list for a long long time. I stalked iHerb for sometime and when I was sent a 20% discount code, the wait has ended :P
In short, I love this brush. It is not heavy despite the size. Its bristles are really soft to touch and not scratchy. I use this with most powder products and applies wonderfully. Very even application.
The best part is that it is super easy to clean. It dries almost immediately. I usually will dab with an absorbent towel before leaving it to dry. And it doesn't shed.
I've read some rants that the self standing brush is a pain in storing. But it doesn't bother me much. Do just fine in a medium sized vase from Ikea.
Whiee what a mouthful. This review is based on a sample sachet trial.
I'm on holiday now and am trying to use up some samples. After day 2 I couldn't be bothered with BB Cream anymore and head out without makeup.
I initially thought it was a cleansing oil and I rubbed it on dry face. I felt weird because the texture was runny and when rubbed on palm had slight lather... when I add more water it occurred to me that it is a foam cleanser *silly*
It felt light and rinses very well. Doesn't strip my skin dry and my skin feels fresh. Nice. But I don't think it would be a good makeup remover..
Burts Bees Says:
The original. The best. And still your favorite. Our must-have balms have been playing in purses and pockets since 1991. Beeswax conditions skin, while antioxidant Vitamin E moisturizes.
A final hint of Peppermint Oil provides that one-of-a-kind refreshing tingle. The result? Smooth, supple lips everyone will be buzzing about.
Foxy Frangipani Says :
It is very rare for me to actually finish a tube of lip balm. I'm very surprised when I find I could no longer twist the tube up! Look at the worn look of the tube lol.
This lip balm isn't like Carmex where the texture is too soft. This is firmer and won't melt. It has a soft smell and when applied on disappears in a few secs.
I like how this balm doesn't irritate my lips. No tingling or redness. But makes my lips feel plump and soft. No waxy layer; my lips feels like mine :) One application can last me a couple of hours too.
I wouldn't mind repurchasing this despite being slightly more expensive than the regular drugstore lip balms.
I already have a water filter attached to the tap, so for me this is double filtering. The great thing is this doesn't make the water smell. I wash the unit weekly and refill this twice a day - I drink alot of water! Together with the multiple vitamins that I take daily, I am happy to declare that I don't fall sick as often :D No more weekly sniffles (yes weekly if not twice a week at least)
Get Clean® Water is the first pitcher to use a refillable carbon-block filter system so there’s less plastic to throw away. And it filters 303 liters (80 gallons) of water per filter.
Cleaner, healthier water and a cleaner, healthier planet?
We can all drink to that!
Beats Leading Brands!
• Certified to reduce lead, mercury, cadmium and more contaminants while retaining healthy minerals!
• Certified to reduce chlorine, thus helps to reduce harmful effects cause by its health-threatening by-products!
• Certified to filter 303 liters (80 gallons) - twice as much as leading brands.
• First-ever pitcher with refillable carbon-block filter system.
The Smart Choice!
• Costs only a few cents a liter.
• Healthy, great-tasting water.
• First automatic pitcher meter that shows gallons filtered - no electricity is required.
• Handy and portable.
• Save cost - no boiling is required.
THE SHAKLEE DIFFERENCE
SAFE: “Gets the lead out” and more.
Get Clean® Water reduces many harmful contaminants that can turn up in your water. And Get Clean® Water is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce lead and more.
SMART: Only a few cents a liter.
Malaysians are pouring money down the drain by drinking bottled water. For only a few cents a liter, Get Clean® Water gives you clean, great-tasting water—with a smart meter that shows you exactly when to replace your filter. No more guessing.
POWERFUL: More clean water every time.
Get Clean® Water gets 303 liters (80 gallons) from every hardworking filter—twice as much as big-name brands—and reduces contaminants that can actually turn up in your water and be harmful to your health.
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Get Clean® Water uses the first refillable carbon-block pitcher filter system, so there’s less waste in the landfills. And each filter is made with our sustainable coconut shell carbon, which is better for the environment.
Made in: Thailand
The last time I visited Aeon SP was over a year ago.. and I remember the Watsons here were the first in Penang to carry Essence products.
Made another trip today since we miss the food at Black Canyon Coffee.
I am pleased to find these!
Last month after reading one of the women's magazine I went looking for Kanebo Freshel Mineral BB Cream Pore Cover MB but couldn't find any. I found the entire range including some skincare items here!
Also Essence Illuminating Makeup Base and Skin Perfection Makeup Base were very tempting. Now if only people don't open up too many items and left them to spoil..
I see a lot of raves for this lip balm so when I first saw it in Taiwan I didn't hesitate getting 1. The reviews sounds very promising so I had really high expectations on this little fella.
First the texture. It is super soft and buttery. So soft it easily gets dented. Still this doesn't bother me much as I'm not clumsy with stuffs.
The killer is its fake medicinal smell. Wait maybe not medicinal but very chemical-ish. And the waxy feel on my lips.. no go. These 2 puts me off from using it though it has SPF.
Upon application it gives a tingle and feels cool. But I don't think I will continue using it. Definitely not a repurchase.
Ever since my KL trip I came back stalking Etude outlets for the remaining 2 All Over Color. No such luck as one of it was always out of stock.
Weirdly though I managed to score some items each time. The Husband did some damages too but they were very affordable.
I've got the Baby Choux Base in Mint and Berry. Now I'm praying these base wouldn't give me geisha look. I've used the Berry once and I like the texture. Geisha wise.. maybe need some effort.
However, I finally found the remaining 2!!! Now complete is my collection. Probably weekend is a good time to experiment. Have been sad and tired due to some sad events in life.
Perhaps better times coming soon :)
Nett Wt: 30ml
Made in: Korea
I bought this from Bangkok 7-11 some time back. This came with a cleanser, toner and a BB cream.
Lately I've been dissatisfied with the day creams I tried. Either too sticky or too light or made my skin look tired. (Maybe stress causes these because I recently went through some sad events. Loved ones passed on and work got political hmm).
This turned out to be the better one. Not perfect but I do reach out for this alot. The gel texture does not leave my skin sticky -
I pat my palms on my cheeks a couple of times and I am good to go. Hydration wise it does its job decently. Nothing longer than 6 or 7 hours. I prefer something a little more moisturising of course. I did not detect any scent using this.
I quite like this but it didn't meet all my needs so probably not repurchasing this.
Step 1: After your skincare routine, pump out a dime-sized amount of the serum and spread it evenly onto the face, starting with your forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose. Use your fingertips to massage thoroughly.
When massaging, please remember to close your eyes and breathe deeply to smell the scent of the essential oils. Wash your face with lukewarm water the following morning.
Foxy Frangipani Says:
Nett Wt: 30ml
Made in: Taiwan
Texture: White milky lotion
Another item from my Taiwan trip :)
I remember I was super excited at one of the Watsons outlet because I saw the entire Naruko range there. Spent quite some time browsing and deciding what to buy, because it was sale time (thank you thank you so lucky I was there when many outlets were having sales); many items are either on discount or Buy 1 Free 1 :D
I didn't have time to browse the internet for reviews on this, but I thought it looked good. I have to try it. And boy I'm glad I did!
Ok let me gush about the scent first. If I were to rate what I like most about this serum, it would be the scent. Each time I apply this, I am reminded of Wesak's Day. You know the fragrant floral water that devotees use to bathe the Buddha? Yes this smells just like that. I love it! Its so relaxing.
I use about 3-4 pumps for face and neck. This milky lotion is very easy to absorb, and didn't make my face shiny. No breakouts too. I only use this for day time. I'm already done with the serum :( Lasted me about 1.5 months of once a day use.
Now for the brightening effect.. I think it does help a little. Because I've been too slack with the sunscreen (don't ask why, don't shriek too - just another episode of crappy sunscreens and I don't know what other ways to finish them before I open a new one). So, I've been without sunscreen for probably 2-3 months or more now? Sun exposure as usual - lunch time glaring sun for say 3-5 mins? Irregular though.
I didn't develop any new dark spots. While I didn't turn into luminuous Snow White, not getting new dark spots seems kinda great. Right?
Couldn't vouch for firming though, because I've been quite consistant in massage and sagging haven't come visiting :P
I will most probably repurchase this again because I really love the scent. Ahhh.
By the way, the glass bottle is quite heavy and its not easy to gauge the content inside. So I am unlikely to take this along for travels.
Skin Concern: Aging, Dehydrated, Dry, Dull
Skin Type: All, Sensitive
Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser is a cleansing milk, toning lotion and eye make-up remover combined into one convenient formula that is lightweight and non-greasy.
Formulated for sensitive skin.
This one-step cleanser acts as a cleansing milk, a toning lotion and an eye make-up remover. With Captelae(tm) to trap impurities by minimizing rubbing with cotton.
Ingredient Innovation: Captelae™, a shea plant extract, which works like a micro-magnet to remove impurities from the skin.
With Vichy Thermal Water, clinically proven to soothe and fortify skin. Also with vitamin B5 for its moisturizing properties. Lightweight non-greasy fluid. No rinsing required.
Results: Face, eyes and lips are perfectly cleansed in one simple step. Leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
Dermatological Standards: Allergy tested. Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological and ophthalmological control and on contact lens wearers. Alcohol-free. Soap-free. Colorant-free. Skin pH. Non-comedogenic.
WATER • PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL • ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE •
POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE • CARBOMER • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • DIPOTASSIUM
PHOSPHATE • DISODIUM EDTA • DISODIUM OCOAMPHODIACETATE •
MYRTRIMONIUM BROMIDE • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII
SEEDCAKE EXTRACT/SHEA BUTTER SEEDCAKE EXTRACT • FRAGRANCE
Foxy Frangipani Says:
Scent: Mild, non irritating
Nett Wt: 200ml
Made in: France
I got these when the news of Vichy pulling out of Malaysia came to my knowledge. They were on buy 1 free 1 clearance.
This is a fine cleanser. On my bare faced days I use this both day and night. It doesn't rinse well though.. I think it is meant to be wiped off with tissue. But I don't like using tissue, or no rinsing (icky); so my trusted dampened muslin cloth it is.. After cleansing my skin really does not feel tight or dry.
I'm not comfortable with just using this alone when I have my BB cream or foundation on. I find it still leaves some residue on.. However this is my go to cleanser in the morning when I do not want to strip off too much oil from my skin.
I've since finished one tube, and am wondering if I would repurchase this again (overseas that is..). I'm not exactly loyal to facial cleansers.. but I really do like this one quite a bit.
FULL INGREDIENTSPrice: RM29.90
Made in: France
Nett Wt: 5ml
Scent: Mild powdery
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