Monday, May 31, 2010

Product Review: The Face Shop Fresh Fruit Acerola Mask Sheet



At a Glance:
Price: RM9.90 (approx. US$2.68)
Website: http://www.thefaceshopen.com/
Weight: 20ml / 0.67 Fl. Oz.
Made in: Korea
Likes: Brightens skin really well, skin actually feels "clean" after using! :D
Gripes: Not very moisturizing (but then again, its a clarifying mask so maybe thats why!)!
Repurchase: Yes
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me likey! :)

Ingredients:


Product Description

Acerola for clearer skin.

The Benefits of Acerola: Vitamin-rich Acerola, which grows under intense sunlight and high temperature, clarifies skin for better health.

Made from all natural pulp for the gentle delivery of Acerola extract, this refreshing juice-like mask sheet clarifies skin.


Directions:



Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:
This mask dripping wet, so remember to squeeze the mask a little before taking it out of the foil pack to avoid the essence dripping all over! :D I like how the essence absorbs into the skin quickly without any sticky feel. This smells a little like pineapple juice (lol!), but its a little sweeter! :D

Packaging:


This mask is individually packed into their respective foil packs and is sold by the piece. Like the other masks in this range, the mouth part is ridiculously huge:



Time Test:
15-20 minutes!

Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM9.90 each and is available at all The Face Shop outlets. It's also available on Walgreens.com at $5 for two pieces :)


My $0.02:

This is the last mask out of the Fresh Fruit series that i've tried! :D

And like the others, this mask did not disappoint! Personally i don't really trust that clarifying masks actually does clarify the skin, but i promise that this makes my skin look really really clean!! Also, i'm loving the glow that i get from this:



The downside of this mask? This is not very moisturizing! But then again this is a clarifying mask, so maybe thats why! :) Its also a bit more expensive than i'd like, so i think i'll be picking this one up only during their Sale! :D

All in all i think that this is a good mask to use once in a while to clarify your face (lol!)! If you're just looking for a hydrating mask, look elsewhere! :D


Read my reviews on the other masks in this range:
The Face Shop Fresh Fruit Aloe Mask Sheet
The Face Shop Fresh Fruit Grape Mask Sheet
The Face Shop Fresh Fruit Lemon Mask Sheet
The Face Shop Fresh Fruit Pomegranate Mask Sheet


Photo credit: Product photo from Thefaceshopen.com.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturdays are for Sharing - May Version! :D

How's your long weekend going so far?? :D Mine was pretty uneventful - went to work yesterday and i can foresee myself spending the weekend cleaning up place!! :P

Anyways do check out these favourite posts of mine from the other gorgeous beauty bloggers:

Connie of Skin Deco makes us drool at the vast amount of makeup she owns.
Nikki of Ask Me Whats goes on a roadtrip of a lifetime! My favourite picture has gotta be the one with the Bangui Windmills! :D
Paris of My Women Stuff provides an extremely helpful writeup on shopping in the capital!. God knows i need it! :P
Syen of So Loverly showcases her mask collection! :D
Xin of Pretty Beautiful shares her beautiful wedding pictures with us!!
Yani of Red Luscious Lips makes my heart yearn for the Benefit Sugarbomb!!!

That's all for now! :D I may actually go swimsuit shopping (yes, still pending since months ago!! *facepalms*) , but it depends on my mood! :D

For those of you who'll be travelling over the long weekend, do take care, be safe, and have fun!! :D For everybody else, stay pretty always!! :D


Psssst: Girls in Penang, Parkson will be having their Double Voucher promotion at Gurney Plaza for this weekend, so now is the time to stock up on your skin care / makeup / perfume staples!! You'll get RM10 each for every RM100 and RM150 spent, so you do the math! :D

Psssst #2: Get RM10 off with every purchase of RM100 at Kiehl's in conjunction of Fathers' Day! Promotion starts today and is valid until 20/06! :D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Product Review: Clairol Herbal Essences Break's Over Anti-Breakage Strengthening Shampoo


^ This is the US version which has coconut and mango! The local one is Lavender and Silk Protein Cream

At a Glance:
Price: RM13.90 (approx. US$3.86)
Website: Herbalessences.com
Weight: 160ml
Made in: Thailand
Likes: Smells really good, quite moisturizing, easily available!
Gripes: Doesn't really work! :S
Repurchase: Yes!
Jenn's Rating: 2.5 Stars! Would have given this 4.5 stars if it wasn't marketed as an anti breakage shampoo!


Ingredients:



Product Description:

My formula, with an anti-breakage potion, strenghtens to help prevent any more breaks.


Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


This shampoo is quite runny, and it lathers up nicely though i find that you have to use abit more product to achieve a rich lather! This leaves my hair soft and tangle free (yes, that without using the conditioner!), and the smell is really nice! :D

Packaging:


This shampoo comes in a pratical plastic bottle with a flip top dispenser! Here's the outlet:



Price & Availability:
This shampoo is sold at RM13.90 each (but its almost always on sale). There's the bigger 300ml bottle version selling for RM15.90. This shampoo should be available at most Watsons / Guardian outlets as well as your local supermarket! :D


My $0.02:

Remember i said that i would give this one a try in my Pantene Hair Fall Control Shampoo review? Now that i'm done with the bottle i think its time to do a review on this product! :D

This shampoo is great! It cleanses my hair nicely without leaving it dry - in fact, i don't use conditioner anymore nowadays with this shampoo (and that says alot cuz my once-fried hair can never see the daylight without conditioning! lol!)! Also, the smell is really really nice! :D

Since i like it so much, why the low rating you ask? Well, this simply did not work to stop my hair from breaking!! *facepalms* The Pantene one does a much better job in that aspect!

Still, i'd repurchase this one because I really like how well it works as a normal shampoo! Will just have to rotate it with the Pantene one then! :D


Credits: Product pic from Herbalessences.com.

Friday, May 21, 2010

FOTD: Another Quick 5-Minute Look! :)

The title says it all! lol!! I had only a very limited time to get ready (and even had to take these pictures in the car, so please excuse the horrible lighting!) then dash out of the door, hence this quick 5 minute look! :D





Stuff i used:

Face:
Pond's Magic Powder
MAC Charged Water

Cheeks:
MAC Hipness Blush
MAC Eversun Beauty Powder Blush

Brows:
Maybelline Line n' Design Eyebrow Pecil in Dark Brown
MAC Brow Set in Beguille

Eyes:



MAC Bright Future es (inner crease)
MAC One-off es (outer crease and contour)
MAC Springtime Skipper (mid crease)
MAC Claire de Lune es (highlight)
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown (upper lashline & tightline)
Loreal Ultra Volume Collogene Mascara

Lips:



MAC Patisserie Lipstick
MAC Pastel Emotion Lipglass

It's Flyday! I'm just happy that its a weekend already!! I wanna chilllll!! BTW, the TBS annual sale starts TODAY (and members get an additional 10% off for the weekend), so head on over to your local TBS already if you have stuff to pick up! :)

Enjoy your weekend, and take care!! :D

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Product Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy



At a Glance:
Price: RM75 for 3
Website: Crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Weight: 25ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Absorbs quickly with no sticky feel, lovely scent, really moisturizing!! :D
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes!! :D
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars!! Me really likey!!! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description:

Our shea butter-rich hand cream, blended with soothing rosewater, moisturizes and smoothes dry skin and leaves your hands feeling incredibly soft.
Shea butter formula
Soothes and moisturizes
Helps maintain softness all day
Delicate rosewater fragrance
Convenient purse-size



Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


This hand cream spreads easily unto my hands, and i love how quickly it sinks in! I can use my hands again just a few minutes after applying this cream! :D The smell is really really nice, just like sweet roses!! :D

Packaging:


The one i have is the travel size (25ml), but it looks kinda like the full sized tube. It comes in a metal squeeze tube with a screw on cap!

The dispensing hole:



Time Test:
This hand cream sinks in really quickly, and i find that applying twice a day is enough to keep my hands in good shape! :D

Price & Availability:
This hand cream goes for RM75 for 3 travel sized tubes. If you want to purchase a full sized tube, there're two sizes available - a 100ml one and a 250ml one. They go for RM73 and RM145 each respectively. This should be available at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores! :)

Usage:
I love using this at night before sleep - the scent comforts me somewhat! :D


My $0.02:

This was a Christmas gift given to me by the absolutely wonderful Plue! Thank you so much ya!! :D

This is a really timely gift as well, as i was beyond frustrated with the Neutrogena one i was using previously! I've tried the lotion version before and loved it, and i knew that this one will please me as well!!

And please me it did!! Haha!! :D It healed my peeling cuticles within days and made my hands so soft!! I also love how it sinks in almost immediately and don't go disgustingly gooey whenever you wash your hands after applying. The scent is really lovely as well!! Even my husband whos "allergic" to any rose scents there is (he gets a headache whenever he walks past the Lovely Lace store, lol!!) thinks that this one smells nice too!! Don't ask me why... to me it smells just like the Lovely Lace store!! hahaha!! :P

All in all me thinks that this is a really amazing handcream (pretty close to Holy Grail status for mua), and i'll definitely repurchase a full sized tube when i run out!! :D


Credits: Product photo from Crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

Monday, May 17, 2010

Product Review: My Beauty Diary Red Vine 我的美丽日记红酒多酚奈米面膜



At a Glance:
Price: RM3 (approx. US$0.83)
Website: http://www.beautydiary.com.tw/
Weight: NA
Made in: Taiwan
Likes: Cheap, moisturizes and softens skin well, brightens skin a little!
Gripes: Did not feel any "firming" action, not available locally!
Repurchase: Probably no
Jenn's Rating: 3.5 Stars! Not a bad product! :)

Ingredients:
NA

Product Description



Translation (Please correct if you spot any errors!! My Chinese is really rusty!!):

Effective for: Whitening, Firming, Anti-Oxidation (lol!!)

Suitable for: All skintypes, especially for those with saggy and dull skin.

Directions: After cleansing and toning, remove the protective covering and place mask on face for 20-30 minutes then remove. If there is any residue on your face, you can massage it with your fingers to aid absorption. There is no need to rinse off. Follow with your usual moisturizer / serum after to lock in moisture.

To Note: Place product in places out of reach by young children to avoid being mistakenly eaten (lol!! XD). If there are signs that this product is not suited for you or rashes / swelling, discontinue use immediately and consult a doctor. Do not use on injured skin or if you have rashes / swelling. Not suitable for infants and young children. If you have sensitive skin, please perform a patch test prior to using. If there is no adverse reaction from the test, you may use this mask.

Storage: Place in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight.

Manufacturing Date: Effective date: printed on pack.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:
This mask very wet! It's still kinda dripping wet after the 30 minute mark, so you're definitely getting your money's worth of essence in this mask! :D I like how this doesn't leave a sticky feel after removing the mask, and the remaining essence on your face sinks in quickly! This smells like artifical grape juice! XD

Packaging:


This mask is individually packed into a foil wrapping like your usual sheet masks. It also comes in a box of 10!

This mask is a little big for my face:



Time Test:
20-30 minutes, which is a little longer than what i'd like!

Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at about RM3 each depending on seller. You can get this from Guardian too for a high price of RM16.90 for two.

IMPORTANT: There're lots of FAKE MBD masks in the market. Connie has a great write up on how to identify fake ones, so please read it before you purchase any!

Usage:
I use this mask for instant brightening! :D


My $0.02:

Remember I said how i won't be reviewing any more of these masks in my last My Beauty Diary mask review? Well, the absolutely wonderful Miss Plue came to the rescue by helping me to snag these during the Guardian Happy Hour sales where they go for RM3 each only:



Thank you so much!!! Loves you!! Haha!! :D

*Ahem* Ok back to the review!

This mask moisturizes and softens my skin well! And i did detect a little brightening going on after using this:


Oh excuse the messy hair! :P

The only things i didn't like about this one? I didn't really get any firming action from this one - the Chocolate Mask does a much better job! Also, it's kinda hard to get locally without having to pay rip off prices for these in Guardian! :(

That being said, i don't think i'll be repurchasing this one since there are better options out there! :)

Credit: Product photo from Mybeautydiarymask.com
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