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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Skinfood Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence

Contents: 45g
Price: HK$245.00

According to Skinfood's webpage:

Water-based, it relaxes tired skin with water-rich lettuce and cucumber extracts, collagen and vitamin ingredients. Provides long lasting hydration and moisture retention on the skin.
My Opinion:
Another item that has been sitting on my drawer for ages, and I've never got around using it.
I don't really understand why I've never been a huge fan of Skinfood's skincare, because after going thru the list of skinfood's skincare producs that I've tried, I've ended liking alot of it and have actually repurchased several of the face masks.
I think the main reason that I don't purchase from Skinfood is because I've been dissapointed with most of their makeup products, and that's why I've been stirring away from this brand.
Anyway back to this product, it has a gel texture that once you rub it into your skin it turns watery and it gets absorb almost instantly. Great product for the hot and humid summer days, it feels really light on the skin and I've been using this almost daily.
My only complain is the container, the pump sucks and it has stopped working after using it twice, I 've ended up pouring the product straight out of the container. I'm unsure if I got a bad bottle or if all container sucks, but overall this is a really good product.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sasatinnie Moisture Boost Paraffin Hand Mask

Price: HK$35.00
Contents: 1 pair
Local of Purchae: Sasa
According to Sasa's webpage:
Sasa SASATINNIE Moisture Boost Paraffin Hand Mask contains natural moisturizing ingredients. It instantly moisturizes, repairs and rejuvenates dry hands with its unique moisture rich formula. It intensely hydrates and heals flakiness and roughness, leaving your hands a soft and velvety feel.

how to use it
  1. Put on hand mask on cleaned hands for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove hand mask.
  3. Gently massage the hands to ensure full absorption.
  4. Recommended to use once a week.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerine, Squalene, Butyrospermum ParkII Butter, Paraffinum Liquidum, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrolized Egg Shell Membrane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Urea, Fragrance, Menthol, Butyl Paraben, Sorbitan Sesquioleate.
My Opinion:
According to the internet, your under eye area, your neck and your hands are usually the 3 areas that will give away your age. Since I found out about this theory, I've been having hand masks every week or every other week, depending on how dry the climate is.
I've gone thru a bunch of hand masks that I didn't really bother to review because I didn't find them amazing. I'd usually stock up on hand masks when they are being discounted at sasa, and I don't really care what brand I pick because I've never noticed any huge difference.
Until recently, I've tried these and I've been amazed, my hands were actually free of lines when I took them off, and they were sooooo smooth.
These were a bit more expensive, but I'm defiently going to repurchase.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2B Alternative For Leg

Contents: 80ml
Price: HK$134.00
Local of Purchase: Mannings

According to the package:
2B Alternative for Leg applies solution specifically for Lower Leg Muscle, which direct tackles different types of leg problems, like muscular tensionand dropsy problem on legs, it successfully helps to make the leg feel its original smoothness. Hyalyronic Acid is added into the ingredients which is suitable for the tightening and skin elasticity of the lower legs.
Target to the Muscular Tension of Lower Leg: Adapting Arigireline Solution into the ingredient, 2B Alternative For Leg brings this top class ingredient to relief muscle tension, and allows them step by step to remain the inborn supple. Naturally, makes the skin be soft, soothe and moisturized.
Target to the Dropsy Problem of the Lower Legs: The dropsy problem is the main concern of the lady for the calf shape, regardless in office or on flight. That is why Gurana Extract, and Caffeine are added into the ingredient to help getting rid of excess water, and effectively shaping the beauty of the lower leg.
Continuously use for 2-4 week, the lower leg will start to feel the relief of muscular tension. (Result may various depends on individual's body status). Sign of progression on skin and firmness will be found. After 8 weeks treatment, Argireline Solution further helps you to improve the shape of the lower leg, leaving your calf soft, soothe and supple.
Ingredients: Aqua, Hyaluronic Acid; Propylene Glycol; Guarana extract; Caffeine; Acetyl hexapeptide-3, Ginseng Extract; Sodium Polyacrylate; Menthol; Phenoxyethanol; Trideceth-6;  Lavender Essence Oil; Carnitne; Paraffinum Liquidum; Methylparaben; Butylparaben; Ethylparaben; Propylparaben 
Usage: Take one strawberry amount of slimming gel and apply to where it need. Massage from lower leg up to the knee until it is fully absorbed by your skin. Recommend to use after shoer at night.
My Opinion:
I've been using 2B Alternative Skirt Ready on my legs for over a year, but when I saw that they had a new product that targets the calf area, I got one to try out.
Honestly, I didn't really notice a difference between these two products, they have the same texture and they even smell the same, and after going thru the ingredients list, the first five ingredients on the list were almost identical.
Since 2B Alternative for leg comes in a smaller bottle (80ml), costing about $1.7/ml, while the alternative skirt ready comes in a bigger bottle (120ml), costing $1.5/ml, I'm going to stick with the skirt ready.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Reniu Coconut Shampoo

Contents: 8.5 fl oz / 250ml
Price: AU$22.00

According to the package:
For centuries, south pacific islander have used pure coconut oil and flower extracts to nourish, moisturise and beautify skin and hair.
Nourish and hydrate hair with this luxurious coconut shampoo.
Natural extracts will leave hair naturally soft and shiny without buildup. Great for daily use.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Derived), Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Coconut Derived), Glycerin (and) Glycol Distearate (and) Coco-Glycoside, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (Coconut Derived), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Fragrance, Polyquaternium 10, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil).
My Opinion:
This was a souvenir from FIJI, and being someone who isn't fond of coconut scented stuff, this was left in the cabinet unused.
I'd usually return a gift when I'm sure that I won't be using it, but after being told inumerous time that is rude in Asia to return a gift, I've finally learned to accept it even knowing that I'll never use it.
Since I have started to have regular Brazilian blowout about a year ago, I started to use sulfate and chloride free shampoo, but please bear in mind that sulfate and chloride free shampoo is not readily available in drugstores here in Macau.
The only sulfate free shampoo (reasonably  priced) that I found locally is the Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo, and since I like having several shampoos in my shower, I've decided to try this out.
This shampoo was actually not bad, it doesn't contain sulfate and chloride, it lathers well and it left my hair soft, but as you'll know, the scent was really a deal breaker.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bath and Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance Bulb

Scent: Sea Island Cotton
Contents: 0.8 fl oz / 24ml
Price: 2 for US$15 or 3 for US$20
  • Top Notes: Crisp White Cotton, Clean Linen, Green Pear, Juicy Tangerine
  • Mid Notes: Lily of the Valley, Fresh Orange Blossom, Blue Freesia, White Cotton Blossom, Dewy Jasmine
  • Dry Notes: Ocean Musk, Soft Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean
My Opinion:
I've tried the body splash in the store and though that I liked it, it smells like clean laundry, but as a room fragrance I didn't really like it. I mean I don't hate it, but is not a scent that I'm crazy about. I had this in a twin pack, and I currently have it in the bathroom, I think I'll finish it, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Satsuma Shower Gel

Contents: 250ml / 8.4 fl oz
Price: HK$59.00 (got this during promotion for HK$25.00)

According to Body Shop's webpage:
This soap-free shower gel contains zesty satsuma essential oil and has a refreshing citrus scent.
  • Lather-rich
  • Refreshing citrus scent
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange Oil) (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Citrus reticulata (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citrus dulcis (Orange Oil) (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 15510 (Colour), CI 15985 (Colour).

My Opinion:

This is my favorite body wash of all time, and I think I already went thru 3 bottles of these. I'm in love with the scent and I always have a bottle of this in my shower. This smells exactly like mandarin (the fruit).
I've got everything from the satsuma series in the body shop, including the EDT, but I'm afraid that I didn't like any of the other products from this line, only the body wash is a keeper.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner

Contents: 8 fl oz / 236ml
Price: US3.59
Local of Purchase:

According to drugstore'

Deeeeep Conditioning for Damaged 'Do's
Super deep conditioning for a seriously simple fix to dry, damaged hair. It's your own little wonder for any wrongdoing done to your 'do.
Say Goodbye to Dry
The Moist collection gives dry hair much-needed moisture so you'll say hello to a silky soft, manageable mane.
What We do for Your 'Do
Make naturally beautiful hair simply happen. We believe in the quality of our ingredients - they treat your tresses right and make it easy for you to get what you've always wanted: clean, simple, beautiful hair.
Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
My Opinion:
I'm really fuzzy about hair treatment, and Asian's brand has always been my favorite, because if you take effectiveness and price into consideration, they've got the best deal.
Recently, I've finished my first bottle of Aussie, and I'm converted. This stuff is just amazing, it hydrates and softens my hair, and the price is soooooo economical. My only complain is the scent, it is a mixture of bubble gum and coconut, and if you have been following my blog, you guys know that I'm not a huge fan of coconut scented stuffs, but I'm willing to overlook because the product is just too good.
Will recommend and repurchase (actually I've already repurchased).