^^________August's Skincare Shopping bags + Mini Review _______^^
August was a skincare shopping month. At somehow, most of my skincare ran out at the same time. Also I wanted to try something new.
Then I spent most of my days off at Boots and departmentstores to check the price and promotion.
Here we are....My mini skincare review
TAKE A DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM Love it to bits! This is my 4rd tub and I won't change my mind to anything else. Ratings : 5/5
LIQUID FACIAL SOAP MILD This is my 4th bottle as well. Very gentle and brilliantly clean. Even Andy loves it. Then I splited it in 2 bottles, one in a shower room, the other one at the sink. Ratings : 4/5
Rinse Off Cleansing Foam I used this product before and wasn't happy with the result as it left my skin very dry afterward. But becuz it's free this time, so I have no probs with it Ratings : 2.5/5
Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer The cream is light as smell nice. The skin feels soft and rich overnight. No dramatic results. Ratings : 3/5
Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream The beads are small and doesn't damage sensitive skin. No dramatic results. Ratings : 3/5
Green/Light Grey/ Dark Brown Eye Shadows A bit of shimmers, nice colour Ratings : 3/5
High Impact Mascara Pass ka...I'm allergic to any kind or mascara Ratings : N/A
Red Lipstick This is the first time in my life having this 'very red' lipstick. Not sure if I will be brave enough to put in on one day. Might pass it to mum instead.
My old Chanel Loospowder is a slightly darker than my actual skin As I bought it for a holiday.
When it's running out, It's time for me to get the no.30 natural for my skin tone.
Also got an orange lipstick to finish a natural look.
BA Ratings : Love BA at John Lewis, She always pops lots of freebies in my bags without asking.
40 Dore' vs 30 Naturel
Differences : The powder itself is quite obviously different. But the texture is very light and translucents. It's not much different when you compare with each other, actually. (I didn't use foundation na ka, just skincare then Loosepowder)
CLEANSE, MASK, PROTECT, AND SCENT
NUTROGENA INVIGORATING SCRUB Bought this product before getting a new Clinique Mild Soap. As good as its price, energise your skin as it claims but not cleaning deep pores as the boast. The microbeads are really hurtful, not recommended for sensitive skin. Ratings : 2.5/5
JERGENS ULTRA HYDRATING BODY CREAM Light texture, rich moisteriser, nice scent, no dramatic results. Ratings : 3/5
The cloth is big enough for me, even on Andy's face. The moisture is rich and refreshing. Andy said it's the best cloth mask he ever used. (wonder how many he 'ever' used in his whole life) For myself, I prefer honey or natural products. Ratings : 3/5
MARC JACOBS GARDENIA The product is body mist, comes in 300ml size and HALF PRICE!! Love the scent! Quite similar as CALYX Precriptive. The titlle of the product express itself very well. Feel like walking in a garden in an early morning when all the flowers and plants start blooming. Ratings : 4/5
This is so silly, as I saw a little sign on Batanics corner at Boots. 'Buy any Botanics products, get one free pack of face wipe' Then you all can guess what I did.
(Sometimes I wonder why I always fall into this trick easily, eventhough I studied Marketing and Advertising as main subjects in uni -_-'')
BOTANICS SENTITIVE CLEANSING MOUSSE The product claims containing BHA for cleansing and exfoliating. I already ordered Paula's Choice BHA, and sooooo scared of BHA effects. Don't think Botanics Cleansing Mousse contains strong BHA though, but still wanna give it a try anyway. Despite no dramatic results from BHA side, the product works well as a cleanser.
I have to admit I didn't expect any dramatic results at all. Just would love to have a 'stung feeling' of BHA&AHA. Sounds sadistic...I know
And I'm really surprised with the result. No that stung feelig but my skin is BRIGHTER IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!
Definitely put it on my 'domestic skincare list'
Ratings : 5/5
SKIN DOCTOR RAPID PEEL, CONCENTRATED GLYCOLIC EXFOLIATOR
Eventhough I'm very happy with AV'ENE CLEANANCE K I still wanna try a 'strong' product to see a VERY dramatic result. (Like Paula's Choice reputation, but too chicken to order it at the time)
The product sounds good to me as it contains concentrated Gycolic for skin exfoliating. (The word 'concentrated' got my attention more than 'Glycolic', actually..eieiie)
At first I stopped using Clenance K as I didn't want to damage the skin beforehand. But it seemed no effects on my skin at all. Then I went back to the old regimen(Cleanance K, and face scrub every 3 days)
This time the product seems to work well (and better) Skin is brighter, uneven skin areas were faded within 3 days.
Ratings : 3/5 on its own, 4/5 with Clenance K
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MY NEW HAIR DO
Just had my hair done recently. Not sure if it was a right decision as I look like a school girl again
Remember my mum used to cut my hair when I was young. Can't believe nearly 20 years later on, I paid a hairdresser to give me the same hair style I hated before