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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.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Haruhada Horse Oil Hand Treatment Cream

Contents: 60g
Price: HK$48.00
Local of Purchase: Sasa

According to Sasa's webpage:
Haruhada Horse Oil Hand Treatment Cream Contains 100% High Quality Natural Hokkaido Horse Oil which has nourishing power 3 times more concentrated than Squalane; the result is outstanding.It penetrates deeply into skin and nourish skin instantly. And it stimulates metabolism and reduces muscle fatigue. Also, it is anti-flammatory and helps to heal wound and balance sebum secretion.
Ingredients: Aqua, Horse Fat, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate60, Sorbitan Stearate, Bethenyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum, BHT, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum ParkII, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, Urea, Alcohol,
Prunus persica.
My Opinion:
I never though that I would ever use animal oil on my skin, but after having tried out my first horse oil cream last winter, I was like really open for new alternatives.

My local SASA was having a BOGO on this hand cream, so I got 2 bottles to try out. This is scentless, didn't leave my hands sticky, and it did absorb fairly fast, but honestly I didn't really like it, it didn't provide enough moisture for my hand even during the summer. I'll finish off whatever I have, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.

Friday, August 15, 2014

July 2014 Empties

For the month of July I didn't really finished too many products, but here is what I've used up:

1.  Biore Cleansing Oil

2.  Dejavu FiberWig - Since I've started having issues with my eyes, I've stopped wearing mascara, and I didn't really finish this up, it was dried out.

3.  The Body Shop Tea Tree Cream and Creamy Wash

4.  Satsuma Shower Gel

5.  Etude House Petit Bijou Baby Bubble Allover Spray

6.  The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Hand Cream

7.  Mandom - Pucelle Mist Cologne

8.  Blotting sheets - This is the paper kind, I used to use the clean and clear plastic one, but they got so expensive (double in price), that I wanted to try something new, but this didn't work, it just felt too harsh on my skin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thann Rice Extract Moisturizing Cream

Contents: 90g / 3.17oz

According to Thann's webpage:
The unique 10% rice bran oil formula of THANN Rice Extract Cream helps prevent and protect dry skin providing temporary relief from scaling and chapping associated with dry skin. This naturally nourishing, non-greasy formula is non-comedogenic (willnot clog pores). Paraben Free with no artificial color or fragrance.
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E s and the unique & Oryzanol moisturize and protect skin from damaging free radicals
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter): Provides protection from the sun. Imparts superior softness to the skin, with anti-microbial and moisturizing properties. Also contains vitamins and allantoin, naturally healing for wrinkles and capillary circulation.
Amygdalus Communis Bar.Dalcis L., (Rosacea) (Almond) Protein: Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, high in oleic and linoleic and fatty acids, relieves itching, soreness, and inflammation
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract: A wonderful skin toner and also a free radical scavenger recommended for anti-aging treatments, Anti-bacterial and the powerful Antioxidant.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) oil: Very nutritious, containing vitamins A, B, and C.
My Opinion:
Every time I visit Thailand I always drop by Thann to stock up on my Thann Hair Mask with Ceramide Protein and Shiso Extract, and on my last trip to Thailand I've picked this moisturizer as well.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but since it has the same scent as the hair mask (something floral and citrusy) that I love I got this to try out.
Although this cream smells really fresh, it actually felt kind of heavy on the skin, so I've only been using this at night.

I've tried using this on top of a hydrating serum, and I was a grease ball when I woke up the next morning, so I've totally forgotten about it, until recently when I've started to use BHA and Retin A again, my skin was really dry and flaky. When I layer this on top of the BHA or Retin A, my skin looks amazing when I wake up, it looks smooth and my pores has never look this tiny. I'm not sure if is the BHA or the Retin A or the moisturizer, but this combo seems to agree with my skin and I'm going to stick with it.