Friday, October 12, 2012

Product Review: Tresemme Thermal Recovery Nourish & Renew Conditioner for Heat Damaged Hair



At a Glance:
Price: RM29.90
Weight: 900ml
Made in: Australia
Availability: Watsons, Guardian
Likes: Rinses out clean, makes my hair super soft, cheap, easily available! :)
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes!! :D


Ingredients:



Product Description:

Deeply nourishes where hair needs it most to help replenish and strengthen heat styled hair. Ideal for those who regularly use blow dryer and heat stylers, this advanced recovery and protect system with aloe vera and almond oil extract gently cleanses to restore essential lost nutrients to transform dried out, damaged hair to soft, shiny, healthy looking hair.


Texture & Scent:


This conditioner actually feels a little siliconey, but I'm happy to report that it rinses out clean. It also spreads easily unto the hair, but due to its thinner than usual texture I find that I have to use a little more product to adequately cover my waist long hair.

This has their signature floral + fruity scent! :)


Packaging:


This conditioner comes in a white opaque bottle. I was provided with the larger bottle which comes with a pump:




Price & Availability:
This conditioner is priced at RM29.90 for the larger 900ml bottle. The smaller 500ml flip top bottle retails for RM19.90 each. This should be available at Watsons and Guardian outlets, though I personally can only find the larger bottles in Guardian near where I live! :)


My $0.02:

Remember how I said I can never get any conditioner to work for my fried hair and can only use hair masks as conditioner daily to tame my mane? Well, I take all of that back, because this conditioner really is the bomb! :D

It makes my hair really soft and manageable without weighing it down or greasing up my scalp! :D I also like how it rinses clean and does not leave my bathroom floor slippery.

I honestly cannot fault this conditioner in any way, maybe except that it comes in an opaque bottle. I personally prefer it to be in a transparent bottle so that I can see how much product there is left in there, but hey I'm more than willing to overlook that because I LOVE this product! Needless to say I'll definitely repurchase when I run out! :)

Have you tried this conditioner before? If you haven't, what are you waiting for? Lol! Its hands down the best conditioner I've tried ever, and at that price and size, it is probably the cheapest too! :D


This product is provided for consideration. I am in no way affiliated with them nor do I get compensated monetarily for this post. Kindly purchase at your own discretion.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Product Review: Tresemme Thermal Recovery Nourish & Renew Shampoo for Heat Damaged Hair



At a Glance:
Price: RM29.90
Weight: 900ml
Made in: Australia
Availability: Watsons, Guardian
Likes: Cleanses well, does not leave a residue, cheap, easily available
Gripes: Abit drying for my hair
Repurchase: Yes

Ingredients:



Product Description:

Deeply nourishes where hair needs it most to help replenish and strengthen heat styled hair. Ideal for those who regularly use blow dryer and heat stylers, this advanced recovery and protect system with aloe vera and almond oil extract gently cleanses to restore essential lost nutrients to transform dried out, damaged hair to soft, shiny, healthy looking hair.


Texture & Scent:


This shampoo is not as runny as some of the other shampoos I've tried, but it still spreads and lathers up easily:



This shampoo features their signature scent which is a little floral and a little fruity at the same time! Hehehe! :D

Packaging:


This shampoo comes in a black opaque bottle (also their signature packaging). I was provided with the larger bottle which comes with a pump:



This shampoo also comes in a smaller bottle with a flip top cap. Click here to see how it looks like.


Price & Availability:
This shampoo is priced at RM29.90 for the larger 900ml bottle. The smaller 500ml flip top bottle retails for RM19.90 each. This shampoo should be available at Watsons and Guardian outlets, though I personally can only find the larger bottles in Guardian near where I live! :)


My $0.02:

First of all I would like to thank DKSH for the super generous samples! I was provided the largest 900ml bottle for this, along with alot of other goodies to try out, so thank you so much! :D

I personally am a fan of Tresemme products - they're cheap, easily available and they work! :) My bathroom staple is my favourite Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo though I've been meaning to review their Smooth Conditioner which kept my hair soft and managable when I was diving the Perhentians! :)

This shampoo is no different - it's cheap, easily available, and it works for me! I also find that I can get away with shampooing my hair every alternate day instead of daily with this shampoo. It's a little drying for my fried hair though, but its nothing a good conditioner can't fix (my hair is super fried anyway). Other than that I really have no complaints about this product! :D


Have you tried this product before?


This product is provided for consideration. I am in no way affiliated with them nor do I get compensated monetarily for this post. Kindly purchase at your own discretion.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jenn Asks: Do you follow the latest fashion trends? :)

Let's take a break from all things beauty-related, and talk about fashion instead today! :) 

I'm usually quite the boring dresser - I do not dress radically nor do I chase after the latest trends. In fact, I've been known to hoard clothes from, yes, wait for it... 18 years ago! :O Yes, you have my permission to shudder now! Hahaha!! XD

But recently, I found myself drawn to beautiful, flowy mullet dresses that are all the rage right now:



And let me tell you, its a struggle to walk away from them each time - my heart says "GO BUY IT", but my head is screaming "THEY'LL BE SO YESTERYEAR IN NO TIME!". There's something really feminine about these mullet dresses (especially the chiffon ones!) - oh so flowy and romantic. There's just one catch - I do not have the gams to carry them off, so my head is winning right now... until I can find a beautiful maxi one, that is! Lol!


How about you? Do you consciously or unconsciously follow fashion? And oh, do you like mullet dresses? Hehehe! :D 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Product Review: NARS Blush in Dolce Vita



At a Glance:
Price: US$28 / 1150 Baht
Weight: 4.8g / 0.16 Oz
Made in: Canada
Likes: GORGEOUS color, lasts the entire day!
Gripes: Not available locally, rubber casing melts after a few years.
Repurchase: Yes! :)


Ingredients:



Product Description

NA


Pigmentation & Color:


This blush is described as a "matte dusty rose" on the NARS website, which I think accurately describes this shade! :)

This color looks a little yucky and dirty in the pan, and it swatches the same way too:



However, on the cheeks it gives such a lovely flush to my NW20 complexion (stippled once unto my cheeks with the MAC 187):


Featuring this blush on my cheeks, and the Nivea Fruity Shine in Pink Guava on my lips! :)

This blush is rather pigmented though (as you can see from the finger swatch) - so it can look dirty and muddy on your face if you apply too much. I suggest using a skunk brush and the lightest hand possible - its always better to add on slowly than to apply too much at one go! :)

Texture:
This blush is really finely milled, so it glides on beautifully.

Packaging:


This blush comes in the regular rubbery NARS compact which is prone to melting and become sticky in our humid whether :( Storing it out of the sun and using a dehumidifier may prolong its lifespan, but I wish they would change the packaging altogether to something more robust.

This blush comes with a plastic covering the surface of the blush when new. There's a mirror in there too for your convenience:



This is the box it comes in:




Time Test:
This product lasts more than 10 hours on my cheeks! <3 b="b">Price & Availability:

This blush is priced at US$28 / 1150 baht, and is available at all NARS counters. Sadly, this is not available in Malaysia as of now - I bought mine from the Beauty Hall at Siam Paragon, Bangkok.

Usage:
Since this looks really natural when applied with a light hand, methinks that it can be used for all occasions! :D


My $0.02:

I have always been a peachy blush kind of girl (my husband will attest to that - he actually counted the amount of peachy blushes I have and gave me this horrified look while asking "Why do you need SO MANY of the same thing?" o.O He is right you know... Men... they will never understand! >.<), but nowadays I'm really trying to branch out and try using other colors! :)

I have always been wary of dirty, muddy looking colors such as this one despite reading so many good things about it. My fears were confirmed when the SA at the counter actually PILED ON this blush unto my skin! Oh the horror!! :O That sent me frantically trying to wipe off most of it using a tissue (discretely of course, didn't want to offend the SA)... and when I got most of it off, I realized that it actually looks quite nice against my skin! :D

The rest, as they say, is history! :D I have been using this blush almost exclusively since then... this is how much I like it! :D Like all NARS blushes, this is really finely milled and it is super pigmented and lasts the entire day, which I really like. However, I'm not a fan of the rubbery compact - my 5 year old NARS Orgasm is starting to melt already. Ok I know that you're not supposed to keep a blush for that long, but hey its still not rancid or anything and I'm the only one using it so Imma keep on using it! Hehehe! :D

All in all I do not regret purchasing this blush, and I'll definitely repurchase if I run out! :)

What about you? Do you own this blush? How do you find it? :D

Monday, October 1, 2012

Setember's Fabulous Finds! :D

Happy Mid-Autumn everyone! :D Ok, happy BELATED Mid-Autumn, I hope you guys had a wonderful one! :D

Guess what came in the mail two days ago? :D



September's Fabulous Finds Beauty Box baybeh!!! :D :D :D :D :D

For those who don't know about this brand, Fabulous Finds is a beauty box subscription service based in Malaysia. For RM35 a month, subscribers will receive 4 - 5 deluxe samples from high end and niche brands which will be delivered by courier free of charge to their doorsteps. Customers can also opt for a yearly subscription for RM420 and receive an additional box for free :)

Are you excited to know what's in this month's box? :D





















Wait for it...






















Tada! Their signature silver paper and matching melon pink ribbon! :D



Open that up, and you'll be greeted with a personal note from the founder of Fabulous Finds, Hui Ling! :)



Love how my favourite quote by Coco Chanel is featured at the bottom of the note each month... a great reminder to us ladies to always be classy and fabulous! :)


Ok enough teasing! Hehehe! :D Lets look at what this month's box offers:



September's box contains the following goodies:
1 Full Sized Elizabeth Arden Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules & Gold Ultra Lift and Strengthening Eye Capsules (worth RM116.20)
1 Full Sized Essence Duo Eyeshadow (worth RM8.90)
1 Full Sized Essence Stay with Me Long-Lasting Lipgloss (RM10.90)
1 50ml Clairol Professional: Colour Radiance Shampoo
1 30ml Clairol Professional: Visible Repair Intensive Mask
1 1ml Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT

More information is listed on the flip side of the personal note by Hui Ling:



Along with the abovementioned goodies, the box also includes a special offer to purchase a set of EDT, travel-sized EDT and Hand Cream from Narciso Rodriguez for RM378:



There's also a Clairol Professional catalog for your perusal :D





Personally I'm most excited about trying the cosmetics from Essence! I've been hearing about this budget brand from Europe for quite sometime now and how their stuff are cheap and good (things like that are hard to come by nowadays), and am trilled to be able to test them out (I haven't came across any shops selling this brand locally)!

The eyeshadow I got is called 10 Best Friends - a pretty lavender and periwinkle blue duo! :)



The lipgloss I got is a pretty fuschia shade called Trendsetter:



Can't wait to try them out! :D :D


Overall, methinks that Fabulous Finds did yet another great job this month! This month's box is definitely value for money, and I'm actually really eager to try out everything in this month's box! :D I know I said that I'm a little hesitant to commit to a subscription in my review for last month's box, but I'm definitely starting to warm up to the idea :) Keep up the good job, Hui Ling and Team! :D



September's Fabulous Finds Beauty Box is provided for consideration. I am in no way affiliated with them nor do I get compensated monetarily for this post. Kindly subscribe at your own discretion.
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