Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review: Hada Labo Mask

Bought this hada labo sheet mask in HK to try though I knew it contains alcohol. I realised its rather common to see alcohol in Jap masks. Well, i used to be avoid such mask but I decided to give it a try.

I bought a box, and 1 piece cost me about $3. Again, its cheaper than Singapore. A box of 4 cost nearly $20 if I din remember wrongly.


Cutting is perfect for my face and adheres well to skin. Mask is very wet, soaked with lotsa essence. Essence is similar to my fave madom beauty mask, gel-like texture, very comfy.

I relised for most of the jap masks, its alway written that mask is recommended to be apply for 5-15min. So I followed the instructions as usual, fearing that my face may be 'over moisturised' and zits will pop out.

After masking, there will be unusally losta of essence left on the face. I wonder if my face absorb in the goodie. But face really look hydrated and soft. After I wipe off some of the left over essence on my face, skin feel smooth.

Verdict: 9/10 Quite like the effects, definitely will re-purchase when I visit HK again!

Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sport Sunblock Cooling Mist SPF30

Decided to start searching a new body sunblock mist when I found out that my fave sunplay stop selling the 2 products which I was previously using.

I know its kinda weird bt Im allergic to some sunblocks like banana boat, i reckon its bcos the spf is too high, Hence, I will not purchase suncare products which has high spf. Kinda sad huh.. especially when I hope to prevent myself from getting tanned etc.

Spotted this neutrogena sunblock mist for quite some time. This is the only sunblock in a spray form selling locally if i am not wrong.

Its retailing for about $25 but I got it at $17.70 at those shops at AMK central.


The spray is much stronger as compared to my previous sunplay, sufficient sunblock is being sprayed onto skin each time. Bcos of this, I can apply sunblock quite swiftly and evenly.

Fragrance is rather strong I feel, takes a while before fading.

Left skin quite oily/sticky after usage. This feeling last for quite a while as well.

A very minimal colling feeling when sprayed.

Verdict: 7/10 Dont really like the sticky feeling after usage.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: Dejavu Fiberwig Lash Knockout Mascara

Mascara is never my cup of tea, especially with the tedious removing process involved. I always have difficulty removing mascara and the whole process prolly took me more than 10minutes before convincing myself that its totally removed. Hence, I always prefer mascara which can be removed with water.

Bought this mascara in Tokyo, for about $25, roughly the same price as singapore. Got Lash Knockout cos I need volume more than length.


As you can see from the picture, the applicator is a straight brush, hence its abit hard to reach out to some of my lashes, especially those at the side. Its abit wet and brush tends to have small clumps. No smudging experienced so far.
Im not those who go for dramatic effects so I dont apply multiple layers. Usually I only apply 1 or 2. I only use those battery operated lash heater to curl my lashes.

Can be removed with warm water quite easily.

Verdict: 5/10 A normal mascara I feel, nothing too fantastic.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review: Fancl Skin Renewal Pack

Bought this skin renewal pack, hoping that it will be the right exfoliator for me. Well, I was wrong again. I reckon Fancl skincare dont really suits me, except their washing powder.

Review: Gel form, have to leave it on for like 5 minutes then massage it off. No obvious after effect i will say. Probably becos im too used to exfoliating products with either micro beads or at least some dead skin coming out when I massage, its hard to imagine that this product is able to rid dead skin.

Verdict: 4/10 For this price and short shelf life of only 2 months, this product is just not for me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Review: Origins Out of Trouble Mask

Bought this as a package in Hong Kong last Nov. It comes together with their famous Clear Improvement Mask & Drink up Mask. All 3 for$60 only! Its retailing for around $42 each in sg.. HK is really a shopping paradise haha.

Have to leave mask on for 10min before rinsing off.


The scent of this mask smells like those medicine which I used to put on my tiny ulcers in my mouth. similar to the clear improvement mask, a tingling sensation can be felt once applied, but its nothing too unpleasant as usual. Very cooling once rinsed off. Zits look less red after usage. Can be easily rinsed off as well.

I always applied hydrating mask after using this mask. I think when combined with Clear improvement mask, they more or less keep some zits at bay. Won't irritate zits even if i applied on them.

Verdict: 8/10 Worth trying if you've pimple prone skin like me!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Review: Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

Got to know this lip balm when I was looking at dior website for the swaeovski necklace lip gloss which was introduced in early 2010. I simply adore the balm's casing! So elegant..I laid my hands on it in Nov at Changi Dutyfree. It was a few bucks cheaper than town. Lip balm was retailing at $41 at Dior counters.

This lip balm claims to responds to the color chemistry of our lips to create a shade thats uniquely yours. It comes with spf 10 as well.

Result: After application, you can see your lips slowly turning pink haha. Rather natural. Lips stay moisturised for hours too! Since it gives lips color, be sure to apply evenly.

Verdict: 9/10 A rather impressive lip balm thats worth to spurgle once in a while.

Review: DHC Olive Hand Cream

Bought this hand cream when I visited Tokyo earlier in May. Well, Im a sucker for hand cream and of cos when I saw this going for less than $10, I grabbed it almost immediately haha. If I did not remember wrongly, its retailing @ 500-600yen.


Cream texture which smells a little weird. I guess its probably the olive, but its definitely not unpleasant and overwhelming.

Hands looked oily after usage but did not left my hands feeling smooth.

An average handcream I would say, nothing too fantastic.

Verdict: 6/10

Though hands looked oily and did not felt smooth, but it did moisturised my hands in a way haha. Hands did not feel dry after usage like some lousy handcream.