Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lipbalms Collection

 I'm not a make up junkie but i love make ups. I'm a lip product collector not reaching the addict level (yet). Of the make up things i buy, i have lip products the most. So, whenever i went into Watsons or Sephora, the first thing that catches my eyes are lip products. 

For today's post, i thought i'd share the first category of lip products: lipbalms. Both no colour and tinted lip balms.

I have 4 tinted lipbalms and 4 of the no colour lipbalms. I'd say a pretty normal amount, dont u think? :)

1. Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm, 2.Nivea Essential Care Lipbalm, 3. Maybelline Babylips Lipbalm in Smoothing Cherry, 4. Maybelline Babylips Lipbalm in Mango Pie

Of the four, my favourite is the Maybelline Babylips Lipbalm in Mango Pie. It has the right texture, not too oily, has a soft mango scent which i like and very moisturizing. It is also long lasting so i dont have to keep on reapplying throughout the day. The Smoothing Cherry however feels bit oily on my lips. It does last long however. If i put it on my lips at night before i go to sleep, my lips feels very soft when i wake up the next morning.

The Nivea one i keep it as one of my office essentials kit. It has a sweet berry scent but not too overwhelming, feels light on my lips but not as long lasting as the Babylips.

I love Smith's Strawberry Lipbalm. The strawberry scent smells real and not like the artificial strawberry smells. In the pot, it feels heavy and thick in a way that I have to swirl my fingers many times to pick up the product but on the lips it feels moisturizing and light. However im not that a big fan of the packaging.

Secondly, my tinted lipbalms:

(L-R) 1. Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, 2. RLB in Cherry Tart, 3. RLB in Strawberry Shortcake, 4. Dior Addict Lipbalm in Crystal Pink (002)

Now, the swatches:

 (top to bottom): RLB in Peach Parfait, RLB in Cherry Tart,  RLB in Strawberry Shortcake, Dior Addict Lipbalm in Crystal Pink (002)

Of all my tinted lipbalms, my favourite would have to be Dior. I might do a separate review on these tinted lipbalms (though i know these are not new products in the market) so i wont go into detail on it now. In short, Dior is the most moisturizing of the four and has the right colour, and i tend to wear these tinted lipbalms more compared to lipstick and ligloss because I can easily have colour on my lips and moisturize it at the same time with one item, especially on the go.  

Until next post :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mini Beauty Retail Therapy

I went to Sephora yesterday to claim my birthday present..i missed my welcoming gift earlier so i dont want to miss the gift for the second time..Initially i had no intention of buying anything *tipu* but ended up buying 2 items..

I came back home with these:
1. Sephora Extreme Body Lotion (Birthday gift)
2. Dior Addict Lip Balm in No. 002 (over kau lipbalm pon nak Dior)
3. Sephora Weekend Kit

I had the chance to use the stuff once and here is my first impression on them:

1. Sephora Extreme Body Lotion
- Lightweight feel. Absorbs into skin fast and does not leave skin feeling sticky/oily. Has somekind of hair product smell i cant put my hands on but it does not bother me. Has a soft scent. No SPF.

2. Dior Addict Lip Balm in No. 002
- Tinted lipbalm. Leaves a sheer pink colour on the lips ('my lips but better' colour). Very moisturizing. Lips does not feel oily. No SPF

3. Sephora Weekend Kit
- I havent use this one yet. Bought for i'll be travelling most weekend so i want a travel kit to transfer my things into a smaller bottle for easy travelling. It also has a spatula to trasfer cream products into the pot and colourful stiker for labelling

I also bought the Uriage Eau Thermale at the Guardian. Compared to the Avène Eau Thermale one on first use, i dont see any major difference except that the Avène one has a slight cooler spray. The sales assistant claims that you can spray the Uriage into your eyes even if you wear contacts. She also claims that you can spray it up you nose and ease your sinus..hmmm im not sure if i'll be spraying this up my nose yet..we'll see..

I might provide another review on these products after long use and see if my impressions changed..


Monday, July 16, 2012

Quickies: Avène Eau Thermale Spring Water

My skin has always been super oily and lately it is becoming dry and flaky..being in the air-conditioned office from 8am till 5pm could be the contributing factor..

Im not a fan of redoing my make up/skincare routine in the office especially after solat..usually i will just wash my face with water and after solat just put a layer of liploss and im done..i will only put extra effort if i were to meet someone that day..

Since my face is becoming dry, i have this idea of bringing a moisturizer to office but i thought how tedious! So i sought for something simpler, and i found this: AVÈNE EAU THERMALE THERMAL SPRING WATER..

Such a cool and nice product i tell you woa! It literally freshens up my face in 2 second! It feels as if i just washed my need for moisturizers when you want to be fast on the go..sooooo soothing..

*insert happy face here ok?*