Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer – Watermelon

I always gravitate towards mauve shade. This is in the shade watermelon, but it’s not red at all. I pick this up base on the colour of the cap on the packaging. It seems like a good shade to use for daily. The colour on the tube look scary. But when swatch it is actually quite sheer. So it just gives a really nice shimmer with a hint of colour. And the shimmer is not strong at all. So it’s actually very pretty. 

I always like this, cause it’s cooling and it’s a thin lip product. So it’s perfect to put inside your jeans pocket. But the one in Guava doesn’t suit me at all. 

Oh the bad thing about this is I drop it once and now the turning tab doesn’t work. So I can only turn it out very little at a time. So that I can still close the cap. 

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Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Just wanted to try this wipes and to see if it’s any good. And the verdict, it’s alright. It’s wet enough to wipe off face makeup. It smells a bit weird. Not in a bad way, but you have to get used to the scent. The packaging is solid. It comes in 20 sheets for AU$9.90. 

The one downside is that it’s quite sting on the eyes. So this is not a good eye makeup removal. Other than that, it’s quite good makeup wipes. 

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

This is one weird cleanser. It’s more like a moisturiser to me. It’s a bit minty, but doesn’t smell like it. It has a hint if chamomile in it, just as what the name says. So scent wise is quite nice and calming. But it really is just weird. I know some people really like it, but for me, it kind of just slide off my face. So I don’t see how this can vibe consider a deep cleanser product. Not recommended.
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Winterize Your Nails: The Julep Guide (Plus Mine)

I’ve been busy, I’ve been lazy, I’ve been keeping my nails plain for weeks. If you are my friend, you will know that is not me at all. Nonetheless, I’ve been ignoring nail care for awhile and that is not acceptable. Especially when I just starting to work and the number of people I have to shake hands with is a ton. Thankfully no one cares. I guess I mostly deal with people in the food industry, so having non-painted nails is not a big deal to them.

I would not have paid much attention until I saw an email by a representative of Julep. She brought me back to a time where I was still free to sit down and do whatever I want. I miss that and so I am going to balance my life between beauty, nail art and working adult stuff.

The first will be caring for your nails and hands. Julep call it winterize, I call it Monsoonize?! Okay, ignore that. Singapore doesn’t have winter, we only have sun or rain. Surprisingly, the weather had been cold these past few weeks though, so I guess that count. (Yes, 22 degree C is freezing to us.)

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The Julep how-to, it’s simple enough right? But like me, if you don’t see Julep in your country, then you will need an alternative. So here is my guide:
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If you have no time to do anything, bring along a small hand lotion. I like the mini Burt’s Bees Hand Salve. It’s small and really compact, the perfect thing to throw into your purse. You can apply this on the go. As in, anytime and anywhere.
It’s a solid product that melts on your hand. Feels quite oily at first but it’s really moisturizing on the hands. Really good for the cuticles too. Eventually it just looks like you got oily fingers, but you won’t feel the ickiness. From the tube it smells kind of minty, but not that strong and doesn’t really transfer onto the hands.

If you have a bit more time, then you should really do more.
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Starting with trimming your fingernails. I mean if it’s winter, you’ll be wearing gloves most of time. It’s better to have shorter fingernails. I like to cut them with nail clipper, but still leaving an inch or so. Then I’ll file them using a glass filer, smoothing out the edges.

Then, I use Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. Just apply on cuticles and under nail tips, wait 15 seconds and push back cuticles using an orange stick. Really love this. It’s easy to use and I find that it helps in getting rid of excess cuticles. They say it’s not good to get rid of cuticles completely. But my cuticles can be so messy sometime. So this really helps to keep them in shape.

Next I will always use a nail strengthener. The one I am loving is the Elianto one. Not only I find the bottle pretty, it’s a really good product. It dries fast, harden the nails, making them stronger and adds shine. So if you have no time for a manicure, just use nail strengthener or a base coat. Nails look so polish no one knows it’s actually a treatment.

Lastly, use a hand cream. At home, I am using Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream. Well I keep trying out new hand cream and I just happen to be using this at the moment. It’s good. Smells like honey, but I do find that it takes sometime to dry.

Now that you have learn the ways to care for your nails, I leave you with Julep’s winter collection.
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Pretty huh!? Now if only I can try Julep nail polishes. Hopefully they will venture out to Singapore soon.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

This is just the basic lip balm. At first I don’t like it. I am used to vaseline type lip balm that this feels a little waxy. But it’s minty which makes me keep reapplying it. So the more I use it the more it gets better. It’s like it becomes less waxy too. It is just nice to use daily or under a lipstick. But I don’t think it’s the best lip balm out there. It is just less moisturizing comparing to others I tried.

So if your lips are not as pampered as mine, I think this will great. It is a clear peppermint scented lip balm that is nice on the lips. The price is quite alright too especially if you got them from any Burt’s Bees set.
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Burt’s bees lip shimmer

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I do like this. It is the nice length, short, small and thin. It is easy to apply. Minty. Love the mint. Moisturizing, surprisingly so, considering it is so shimmery.

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The only problem is that the color doesn’t suit me. So, I will just have to try to find a better color for me.

Plus the price is a tad too ex for my liking. In Singapore, they sell in Saphora. But I got at some online shop for $8 plus 80c shipping.