What’s In My Shower

They say that 80% of people in Singapore stay in HDB (public housing). My mom’s house is under the old layout which only has 1 bathroom. Basically it is 2. One for shower, the other is the toilet. There are 5 of us trying to use the shower daily. Thankfully, we have different schedule, so we never have to fight for the shower. We also have 4 “shelf” area where we put the shampoo and soap on. And 1 shelf is specially for me. While the rest sort of share shower gel and shampoo, I tend to have my own. The rest of the shelves consist of 1) shampoo (general, bro, sis), shower gel, 2) facial wash (mom, sis, bro), eczema soap, conditioner and 3) shower cap, mini toiletries, etc.

When it comes to my shelf, I have 9 item squeeze into the tiny space. Plus the conditioner which I usually share with my sis therefore it wont be on my shelf. Here are the item I am using at the moment.
1.Shampoo
I am in between shampoos. I am usually either using Avalon Organics thickening shampoo or Naturvital hair loss shampoo. Or maybe some Klorane. So it really depend. 

2. Clarifying shampoo

I’ve been using this Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo for a while, and I really mean a while. I just cant seem to finish this up. I hardly use this as I don’t think this is as good. I try to use this once a week, but will be more if I took a late shower, cause I have no confidence in my oily hair. So this is just good for a day.

3. Hair mask/treatment
I tend to use more hair mask than conditioner. It is much thicker and I don’t have to use as much.

I like this. It’s thick and a little is all you need to make your hair extra smooth. I used it once and after for 3 days straight I don’t use any conditioner. My hair is still very smooth. I was so impressed. In term of strengthening, well I’m not really sure how good it is. But it’s really nice for tangle free hair for days. It’s also not that expensive.

I don’t like the shampoo and conditioner as much. Cause you really have to use a lot of it. But this one is much better.

4. Shower gel

I am not so fussy when it comes to shower gel, but I do love fruity scented shower gel. About 70% of the time, I am using TBS or Sephora. This time I have the mango creamy body wash from Sephora. This smells so much like mango pudding. It’s very creamy and foam up nicely. It doesn’t give crazy foam, but it’s nice on the body. It’s moisturising and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry. I really like it. 

5. Body scrub

This is the honey body scrub. I just cant get over the scent of TBS honey. its just so sweet and lovely. I really do love most of the scents from TBS and I just cant get over them. Bought this on sale, if not I will prefer to use the squeeze tube one which is for daily use. The tub one is to be used once or twice a week only as it is more abrasive. 

6. Face wash

I’m not sure if I like this. It is quite watery. It has this scent that I can’t describe but it just feels organic and westernise herbal. Yea it doesn’t make sense, but that is that. I am not sure if this is the reason pimple kept popping out. In term of cleansing, this do great. It feels like it strip off moisture, yet it doesn’t leave your skin dry. 

7. Facial scrub

This is TheFaceShop Flebeaute White Crystal Diamond Peeling. It’s not exactly a facial scrub, but I guess you can consider it as one. You can use it on a dry face or a wet one. It is so lovely on the face regardless. It foam up well. So on dry face, you use this in circular motion for about 1 minute, then you rinse it. It feels good on the face. And after you rinse off, your fave just feels super clean. With a wet face, this is less abrasive. But still function he same. 

8. Hygiene wash

I use the travel size one. Especially for the brand Lactacyd, I will buy the 60ml at $2 cause ml by ml comparing to the full size, this is much cheaper. I pretty much tried all the different variants they have, and I like the original best. I am not so choosy on the brand I use. But not everything works well for me. The yellow bottle of Lactacyd is a no for me. 

9. Shaver

I will have a razor in the shower. This will be for my legs. I shave like every 2-3days. This one is the 3 blades one. The refills are not as expensive as the 4 or 5 blades. But I buy them on sale anyway. I know you are suppose to throw away the blade after like a few uses, but I will only throw it away if I feel that it’s no longer sharp. And that is a personal feel. But ya, I prefer guy shaver as they are slightly cheaper. And I use conditioner to lather up, so no problem there. 

So those are the things I usually have in my bathroom. Different brand, but same function. I wish we can have bath tubs in HDB. I want to use Lush bombs so badly. Oh well, we can’t have everything. 

Drops of Youth Concentrate

This is a very thick watery serum. It’s good for night time use, as this leaves my skin looking oily. Not sure how well it helps with aging, but that kind of thing, I guess you do have to use it regularly to really find out. It’s not bad, doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky. I think it’s something you can consider if you want anti aging serum that doesn’t really cost a bomb. 

Hauls

New year, new beginning, new things! But I would like to share my biggest buy of the uear 2015. 

There was a $5 per bottle on TBS shower gel. I bought 5 bottles. 2 Fobidden Flower, which smells really good. Very sexy, very grown up, date night kind of scent. Strawberry is one of my fav as usual. It’s very sweet and nice. Virgin Mojito is very fresh. It’s a limited edition scent I think. It’s just very lime but not so sour. Satsuma is very energizing and fresh. And I like it the best for morning. A really good waking up scent.   

Another thing I always feel happy is going to Chinatown and buy from SwanSton. It’s a shop near OG, I don’t really know the exact address. But it’s just has the cheapest, well the cheapest I could find anyway. I usually like to buy my Biore Cleansing Wipes. As it was the cheapest I found, $8.90 if I’m not wrong. 

Toothbrushes and toothpaste is also affordable there. Like this Sensodyne which cost $7.90 outside is only $3.90 at SwanSton. Maybe the $7.90 is a bigger size but I mean there’s a price different. Nexcare pimple stickers is only $7.80. I also like to buy tampons, pads and pantyliners and powders for shaving. Evan facial mist usually cost $6, is only $4.20 here. People love to buy soap and shampoo and a whole of other products. It’s just a bargain. I mean most of the product should be direct import from Thailand or Indoneasia. But being able to save here and there is a bonus in my book. It just gives you more to buy on something else. Not being sponsored or what, but I just want to share this little place if you happen to be in Singapore.  

Tea Tree Concealer

Heard a few good things abouf this concealer. Here is my thought. If there is one shade that match me perfectly. It will be this. This shade 02 is my exact skin tone. Its an easy concealer. For tea tree, I thought it will be good for my spots. But really the color is so much better for my under eyes. And it last much longer as an under eye concealer than as a spot concealer. 

 

Not a fan of the packaging. The cap got loose. The little dot just got sand down so I cant bring this around. 

Overall coverage is ok. Not a very thick, but since its my shade, so it covers undereye quite well. For spots, it wont last as long. So its not good as that. Doesn’t crease. So its alright. A bit expensive to me. TBS is quite pricey actually. Oh well. 

Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes

Buy anything and you can purchase this for $5, so why not. It’s an ok wipes. I mean it is gentle and an overall manages to remove makeup off my face. So for $5 it is not bad. Not sure what is the full price but I probably wouldn’t buy it again if it’s not $5. 

The wipes are quite big so that’s nice. I remember that’s one of the reason I like about it. I also just use this without thinking much. Even though I have a lot of other wipes I wasn’t thinking of please faster run out. That’s mean I do like the wipes. But I just can’t remember anything else about this. That’s mean it just doesn’t leave a good enough impression on me. I guess it’s just average.  

TBS shower gels – Honeymania & Passion Fruit

Love the fruity scents. It was buy 1 get 1. And I had the most difficult time deciding on what to get. I just love most of the scents and there are just a few that I have not try. I know I wanted to try out their Honeymania, so I took that. I wanted to try something new too but I also wanted an old favorite. In the end I choose Passion fruit cause the color is cool. 

I always find gel is a bit harder to lather on as compare to soap. But using a puff helps a lot. It will help to foam up and making it easier to scrub. The scent is lovely. It lingers quite a bit. Not as strong as the body lotion but still very refreshing. The honey is really nice. I love the scent. It smells like honey but those fake gooey sweet scent. But more of a gentle calming sweet scent. My friend hates it though. She said it smells fake. So I guess it really is dpdp. 

 

Happy Feet Healthy Feet

We don’t really talk about feet care, but it’s good to know. So all I did is use tbs peppermint scrub with tbs no more rough stuff. Actually you just need to use the scrub on its own. The scrub is quite abrasive. It has a really nice scent. Really good at getting rid of feet odour. While the blue scrub tool is quite hard and it’s actually not that nice to use. You can just use a normal soap to scrub your feet with this tool.  

  

After my feet is scrub clean. Which to be honest doesn’t remove any calluses and my feet will still appear dry and flaky. 

I will also use tbs peppermint cooling foot lotion. It is suppose to be a thick lotion, but it’s not. It is quite thin for a foot lotion. It is cooling which is nice. The scent is also quite overpowering I feel. It is just a foot lotion and one you will not use for your leg. Or maybe that is just me. Then I will use Ecotools spa moisture socks to cover my feet in. The socks suppose to fit any size feet. My feet is size UK3, so it’s really tiny. It fits quite alright. You can see that is its loose. But on my right leg, you can see that it will fit also. So it’s actually quite big, but it will still fit.  

This is how I care for my feet. Not a really efficient way as my feet still dry. But at least it makes me feel better that I am actually doing something to help care for them. For my toe nails and stuff. I usually do a simple pedicure, nothing fancy. Just getting rid of extra skins and trim my toe nails every 2/3 weeks. If I’m not lazy I will paint my nails. 

So how do you care for your feet other than getting a pedicure? 

TBS Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet

It had been awhile. Well at least for me. But I just miss scented products. TBS is a cheaper alternative. So I walked into their store. 

They came out with the new Fuji Green Tea series. Doesn’t smell too much like green tea, but it’s quite refreshing and clean. I got the body sorbet cause why not? Actually I am used to their body lotions and body butters but this is the first time I saw the sorbet. I guess it is kind of a mix in between butter and lotion. But it’s kind of more towards a gel like constancy with a mix of lotion. 

It is less sticky as compare to the lotion. But still as moisturing. So it’s quite nice to apply this for summer days in Singapore. 

 

Best of ’14: The Body Shop – Atlas Mountain Rose

There are many brands out there that has wonderful smelling product, but nothing compare to the TBS. I love Lush too, but it’s more of the overall scent that I like instead of the individual product.
So, today best of ’14 will be dedicated to the TBS. It is just so hard to go into TBS and just choose one thing. I will always stand there and decide if I want strawberry or passion fruit, then I will be but grapefruit is so yummy, oh new scent! Dilemma!

But for this year, I will have to award it to the Atlas Mountain Rose. I got this for my birthday last year. Not a fan of roses, which is why I would never pick this out for myself. This one is awesome though. Surprisingly I reached out for the body spray so much more than my perfumes. The rose scent is not overpowering, which is nice. It is subtle and feminine, fresh and florally, a really clean refreshing scent. The scent of sweet rose will linger in the background. It is just the perfect thing to spray on in the morning to wake you up. Like a good day in spring time. Aw, loves.
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The shower gel is like any other shower gel. The scent super wonderful in the shower, but doesn’t linger after, unlike the fruity scents. The same goes for the body lotion. It is a nice little set, not too expensive I believe. But just omit the rest and go for the body spray that smells lovely.

What is your favorite TBS scent?

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.
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