First Impression: Palmer’s smoothing shampoo

Extra virgin olive oil for shiny hair is to smooth out frizzy hair, replenish moisture and nutrients and remove product buildup. I used this on the day where I have a lot of product on my hair. I used a lot of hair foam and dry shampoo. So I thought it was a good time to try this. It is quite a foaming shampoo. After rinsing, my hair is quite strip out if moisture. So it really does get rid of buildup. But any shampoo used in a day, it will be fine for me. So it is not a good test to see how good this shampoo is. Well, more of how good is this shampoo for me. Well at least it smells good.

Tea Tree Oil

I tried a few of tea tree oil products from TBS, but never just the oil. So this is just a little sample of 1ml. I expected 1ml to be so much less than that. Now I know why I can always use sample for more than one time. Anyway, I am sad to say that the tea tree oil doesn’t do anything for skin. Just like everything from the line that I’ve tried, it doesn’t work. So it’s disappointing.

La Prairie Age Management Balancer

My aunt doesn’t like this so she gave me. If there is one thing I have a lot of at home is toner. She said this is the most expensive toner ever. Not sure about that as I don’t know how much this cost. This is 250ml though, so that’s a lot. Probably that factor in the cost.
I am not big on the smell. It just has a very strong artificial alcohol scent. I also feel that it is just a toner just like any other. I don’t really see how this helps my skin.
I have toner that I actually like using, which I really think is normal. But the point is I enjoy using it. This, I don’t really like using it. It does its job though. It helps to get rid of leftover residue so that’s good. Still, I don’t think it is worth the price. Have anyone use this?

Ck Creme Lipstick in Ethereal

ck lipstickI guess ck is suppose to be a higher end brand, however their packaging is kind of cheap. It is just a plain black plastic. So I am not a big fan of their packaging considering the price.
The lipstick is creamy and has a scent of starburst. I feel like eating them every time I open the cover. It swatched beautifully. It just doesn’t cover the lips nicely. It shows the lines and emphasize on the cracked lips. So I will only recommend this for people who has smooth lips.
The color is a neutral pink. But it is more bright on the lips. Still a light pink, but just not appear brighter on the lips, despite me having pigmented lips. I really like how it swatch, and I really wish the color will appear that way or that the formula will be better. So that is too bad.

Dermedex Challenge Pack

The challenge is to use these 2 products for 3 days to get better skin. Challenge accepted.
Biotox cleanser [10g] is quite nice, quite minty. It feels like a cream, but it lathers on quite smoothly. It doesn’t foam up. Even though it says it will. It said you can use this as a mask, but seeing the texture if it, I don’t see how it can be use as such. Too fragile, the consistency that is. Oh, it will foam up if I use quite a lot. But the instruction say to just use a tiny amount.

Biotox refining cream 2 [5g] smells really weird, like ulcer medicine, Bonjela. So it is really unpleasant to put on. Overall thoughts: only the first day I feel that this product is really working. The rest of the time, sure it dry out my blemishes, but that is it. It doesn’t improve it.

Therefore, challenge failed!

Missha BB

You can’t see from this bad quality picture, but the bottle is really gorgeous. The product is also in swirl alternating between white and beige. The white being the moisturiser and the beige the foundations. It’s just really fun to look at. Plus the more you use, the product will go up instead of down, so it’s really nice to see. Plus it doesn’t expose with the air in the container, makes it last longer.
The bb cream has a really nice texture, almost like a gel. I guess it can also feel like a mousse, but less bouncy. It is smooth and so easy to apply. It is nice using fingers to apply, which is the best way to use this.

I only need one pump to cover my whole face. Not a really great pump, cause you have to tilt the bottle and it doesn’t come out smooth as it is thicker than most liquid foundation. So some cream can land on the bottle.

It is quite a light medium coverage. Doesn’t cover under eye blackness though. It is whitening, so it does cover redness. Anyway, the color is too light for me. It doesn’t match my face. So I guess this will only work for people with a MAC NC25 and lighter. So the redness coverage ability may be just cause of it being too light for my skin.

The finish is a dewy finish and basically just makes my face brighter. Putting a setting powder, just makes it appear cakey, so I don’t like that at all. It is a good bb for when you don’t spend time under the sun. I find that it tends to melt and makes my face appear oily. If I just spend most of time indoors, especially in air conditioned room, then this is quite good. So ya, I have a love hate relation with this.

All in all, I think this will be good for people with dry to normal skin or those who need the extra moisture.

Ravishing Love

ravishing loveWhenever I went into VS, I will be so overwhelm by the selection of scent they have. At least going to TBS, I will have a rough idea what to get, as I pretty much tried them all. My cousins got me this as it was 3 for 2. It is blackberry and lilac scented body lotion. It just smells so lovely.

The cream is thick once you apply it on, takes time to apply it on your skin, but it is really fast at absorption. I don’t feel sticky and my skin feels smooth.

The scent does linger, but once its on your skin, it is not as strong.

Overall, it is a good moisturizing lotion the body. And not just some gimmicky scented lotion that looks pretty. so if you love scent, try out Victoria’s Secret lotions.

Gentle Purifying Scrub

avene scrub
I am not a big fan of the wp app on iPhone. Every time I upload a photo, the picture is so huge. This is only 50ml, a travel size. Really good sensitive skin as it is just so gentle. I also like that it is pink. Just gives it a very clean, refresh feel. It is a good scrub just for daily use, but for a deep cleanse, this is not it. But it does its job at removing makeup and even waterproof mascara. So it is that good.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain is a dupe for the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain. The texture and the wand and the feel is exactly the same. I feel that if you never try them before, it will get a while to get used to. It just feel wet, like too much saliva on the wand. Ok that is a gross description, but the wand is just weird. I mean it is not weird, it just feel as such on the lips. It is a somehow triangle shape that is quite furry. Like an old glossy wand. So once you are used to the texture, then you will like it.
The YSL is also a bit more watery I feel and more glossy and has a better staining power. But both are moisturizing and Revlon one is way cheaper.

Bought this when I was in London, that’s what I had to get London Posh which is a pretty neutral light tangerine peach with gold sparkles. The formula for London Posh is a but lumpy. You have to really take your time to smooth it out on your lips. The pigmentation is just not even. So you can see my natural lips under the stain. You can layer it, make it thicker, but it just takes time with this shade. Overall, it is worth it though cause it is just pretty. Glossy, a little sparkle, a very nice not boring neutral color, really good for everyday.
london posh

The other color I got is Rio Rush, a bright pink which on the lips is just a nice pretty shade that is not too wow in your face. It is not sticky, but I don’t know if you can see the strand of hair being stuck on my lip. So it really is more of a pigmented lip gloss rather than a stain. I really love the color, love how it brings out color to my face. I love how if I don’t drink that it will last quite awhile. So for a stain, it is not that good for dinner parties, but I don’t mind not having colors on my lips, so it doesn’t bother me as much.
Even when the color sort of wear off, it doesn’t really just leave you empty. You are left with hint of color other than your natural lips. But ya, this will be a good lip product for daily use. You can wear it sheer, or apply 2 layers for a more opaque color. Really comfortable too.

The packaging is cute, and I want them all. I also do want to try the L’Oreal and Maybelline version of these.

Peak Performance Mascara

I’ve been wanting to try this mascara for some time. And it is just weird. I thought with the brush, it will help to really separate the lashes, end up it does help but not enough. My lashes are just too stubborn.
It is not a bad mascara, but it also not something you need to have. It just darken your lashes, but doesn’t really gives the volume or length you desire. Plus you have to be careful turning the dial thingy, is that what you call it? If too much product come out, it will really be a mess. Lashes will easily stick together.

It is just a weird product. I took a really long time to apply this. And even though it has been awhile, I don’t seem to be improving. So I guess not only you have to get use to using this, you have to have a hang in using it. If you know how to use it, I don’t think it will be a problem.

Will repurchase? No.