Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review: Ellips Hair capsules

Bought this hair capsules for my grad trip some time ago. Like the idea that its very portable and travel friendly.

6 capsules for $1.95 is not exactly cheap though. Available at Watsons locally. Came in a few colors, all for different effect. Cant remember the red one is for what though oops.


I HATE the SCENT!! it smells so chemical and overwhelming.

Its very thick gel texture, hair will clump together when applied too much. Dont really smooth frizzy hair too. I find it best when applied to hair thats semi dry.

Verdict: Not worth the price and I really hate the scent!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: Hisamitsu Lifecella Eye Mask

Bought this eye mask when I went HK a few months back. Cant really remember the price but a pair doesnt cost more than $2. Available at but not at the local sasa outlets.


Its sheet type eye mask, mask is soaked with lotsa essence.

Dont really smell anything upon application as well.

Eyes look hydrated, fresh and slightly brighter after usage. No bumps etc the next day.

Verdict: 8/10

Not too bad, but would prefer something that can brighten up my eyes.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Herbacin Wuta Kamille + Glyzerin Hand Cream

Was introducing this brand Herbacin in my blog some time back after seeing some great reviews at Urcosme.

I bought the 20ml tube to try 1st and now, Im back with the review!

Herbacin can be found at Watsons. Details are found in my previous post.


There is added fragrance and I wasnt too used to the scent in the beginning. But after using it daily, I got used to it. It can be rather overwhelming at first, towards the powdery floral scent I feel.

The texture is like thick gel rather than cream. After application, it can be absorbed almost immediately, leaving no sticky feeling at all! I dono how to describe the feeling, but its just like you could feel a layer on your hands but not sticky at all. Hands felt moisturised after usage, can last 2 hand washes.

Verdict: 9/10

I would prefer something that smells better haha. But this hand cream really kept my dry hands moisturised, even in air-con room! Very affordable too.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Review: Fancl White Body Milk

Have been hoping to whiten my body all along so that the color difference between my face & body become smaller. Therefore, I bought Fancl white body milk when I was in tokyo back in May.

It was slightly cheaper in Tokyo, retailing for 1260Yen, I managed to get it at a further 10% discount cos there was some kind of a promotion going on then. Its retailing at $22 for a bottle of 150ml here in sg.


As usual, no fragrance detected for fancl products. But i do think it smells like one of my facial skincare. Scent wasnt strong anyway.

Lotion was rather light & watery, but takes a while to be fully absorbed. After application, skin felt smooth and soft.

Once opened, lotion has to be finished within 2 months. I used it diligently for the past 1.5mths, then I became lazy due to work. But i still managed to use up to 85%. So I think its really possible to finish a bottle within 2 months. I applied it on both hands, and upper thighs & feet (the area which is exposed when I wear my covered shoes).

Now, so hows the whitening result? Yes, it worked for me!! I'm very sure cos I saw the difference on both my feet. My feet became darker than my toes when I went under the sun a 3 months back. Then after applying the lotion for 1 mth, I realised it whiten them a little, even out the tone too. I believe with continuous usage, my feet will be back to my origina color heh.

Verdict: 10/10

My main motive of buying it is to whiten, since product does its job, what more can i expect? Well, i do hope it can be slightly cheaper though haha

Friday, September 17, 2010

Review: Nature Republic Collagen Dream

Received the sample when I bought the hair lotion and body lotion from nature republic some time ago.

Though samples are mini bottles, but they lasted at least 10 times usage! I dint use it on my face again (I am very particular about stuff being applied on my face lol), i applied them on my neck.

Collagen Dream 80 Skin Booster contains highly concentrated water soluble marine-collagen that enhances higher level of collagen in skin. It contains 80% of marine-collagen and extract of Northern Brazil Acai Berry, which is also known as an effective antioxidant.

These highly effective ingredients in Collagen Dream provide moisture and elasticity to skin and make Collagen Dream an effective anti-aging skin care.


I tried both the booster ( toner) & emlusion (moisturiser) together.

They smell really nice!! I love the scent seriously. Both products smell the same by the way.

The booster is watery gel like texture. Was absorbed by my neck within seconds! Love it. Skin felt smooth after application.

The emulsion is very light as well. Kept my neck moisturised though im not sure if it helps in anti-aging. After usage, neck felt smooth and hydrated.

Verdict: 8.5/10

Love the scent and light texture!

Review: Beauty Talk Idebenone Hydrating Mask

Bought this mask when I saw it on offer at Sasa, was selling for $1.95/pc. There are 3 flavors if im not wrong, Q10, whitening etc. I chose the hydrating one. If im not wrong, this brand is from taiwan.


I dont like the scent of this mask, smelled very chemical for some reason. Glad it was not too overwhelming when I applied mask.

Mask is rather big for my face. Comes with eye flaps.

Mask is rather wet. Applied it after exfoliation but still, essence dont seem to absorb well. No significant brightening effect. Face just felt hydrated but was still oily next morning.

Verdict: 6/10

A so-so hydration mask I thought.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review: Kose Softymo Super Eye Make Off

I got to know this eye remover from a beauty book by 伊能静。haha. I bought it when i saw it in China a few years back. Then I read about it at Cosme and realised it was very popular and was voted no1 for many years. Again, it ended up on my wishlist when I was in tokyo.

It came in 2 sizes,120ml and 230ml. i bought the 120ml, cost me less than $10, cant really remember the price. It available at adambeauty.

This remover does not contain alcohol, fragrance and coloring.


The texture is very similar to emulsion, or gel like texture. Very comfy on the eyes. I cant detect any scent at all.

I wet my cotton with quite a bit of the remover and it removes my mascara (fiberwig), eye liner (ettusais) & eye shadow (anna sui & kanebo) well. Though sometimes it may need a few swipes. Its really gentle, does not sting my sensitive eyes at all! Wont leave oily film or whatsoever.

Verdict: 9/10

I really love it! its gentle but I do hope the cleansing powder can be slightly higher.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cleo November 2010 Issue

Bought the Cleo november issue today.

Well, I will say nothing much this issue after flapping through.

The freebie this month is Kleenex oil blotter (15pc)! I wrote a review previously, those who are keen can get the magazine.

Ettusais has 2 new products this month! They really have lotsa new stuff every month. Its a duo foundation, apply the lighter shade on the t-zone to keep our face matt for longer hours. The darker shade is applied all over our faces.

Well, I spurgle on maquillage UV lasting powder so I most probably will give this a miss =p

the other new product is the limited edition aqua splash moist (pink bottle). the previous spray was aqua splash OB to absorb sebum, and this limited edition id for moisturiser.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: Anna Sui Eye Color Accent 103

I bought this in HK, as a package, consisting blusher etc. But I am pretty sure Anna Sui is cheaper in Hk as compared to Japan & Singapore.

I was into eye shadow lately, so I really bought a lot of eye shadow products.


The color i bought was 103, looks like dark blue, but when applied, it turned out to be greyish black, nowhere close to blue. A mini brush was included.

As usual, Anna Sui smells really great haha! Even when i kept them in their original boxes, put them in my make up box, I could smell it whenever i open the box. Not sure if its bcos I've 3 Anns Sui products in it haha.

From the ingredient list, I saw aloe, olive, raspberry, grape seed oil, salicylic acid.

Bcos of the color, I decided to use it as an eye liner, rather than a eye shadow. I tried using the brush given by Anna Sui to draw the line, but its abit hard to control so i use another brush I have, with a more pointed tip.

For my eyes, I dont have the habit of applying foundation over them. Usually, I will only apply my ettusais eye cream then I will go ahead with the eye shadow. I dont have an eye primer currently. I don apply sunblock or makeup base too. I dont like having so many products for my eyes since its a delicate area.

So I will just try to draw a line near my lashes with this eye shadow. It wont look as black or dark like eye liner, very subtle but still can be seen. if i want it to be darker, I can easily add on too. So its very easy for me to correct my mistakes, especially for beginners like me.

However, after applying a few times, I realise its not lasting. I dont know why my eye lids became more oily than usual, and it will start to smudge a little. the color will be less obvious after like 5 hours. I will invest on urban decary eye primer soon, hopefully the situation will improve.

Verdict: 6.5/10

Well, I feel the color is great as a liner, not too dark, and to me, its easier to draw as compared to a eye liner. But too bad, it smudge a little and not very lasting. If situation improve with a eye primer, i will update the score again.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Review: Shiseido Moilip Lip Balm

above Picture from Lotuspalace.

Phew~ have not been updating my beauty blog >.< Cos life has been really busy, almost upside down since i started working.

Anyway, the star for today will be shiseido moilip lip balm! I bought it when i was in Tokyo a couple of months ago. this lip balm was on my wishlist after knowing this was voted no1 at cosme in 2009. I always love trying new lip products haha!

I got it at drugstore for about 600+ yen, roughly SGD12 for 8g. It available at adambeauty, retailing at hkd97, exclusive of shipping feels etc. I think it will add up to about Sgd20.

the packaging was really ugly i though haha. thats one thing they should improve on i feel.


This lip balm contains vitamin B6 and E.

After application, there is a minty and cooling feeling, last for less than 5minutes only.

The texture is very similar to vaseline, slightly thicker though, yellowish transparent color. Personally, I dont really fancy the texture cos i prefer something more liquid, easier for application. After applying, lips wont feel oily at all! I though vaseline is more oily instead. It feels very light on the lips!
I tried using it in office, I only need to re-apply once or twice for 9hours :) My lips dont peel as often compared to the past.

Verdict: 10/10
I love it! It really kept my lips moisturised! Though i dont really like the texture, but it really works for my lips! Price was affordable too.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Nature Republic Shine Flower Moisture Hair Lotion

This will probably be my last product from Nature Republic. Tried their facial masks, hand masks etc, only the body lotion was slightly above average, the rest were quite disappointing, at least for me.

This shine flower is a moisturising hair lotion/emulsion (195ml). I bought it at $18, mainly bcos of the pretty purple bottle!

nature republic has only 2 outlets in singapore currently, 1 at bishan junction 8, the other at somerset 313.


The scent wasnt that bad, but not that fantastic either. Smells like those usual hair wax i feel. But it really feels like lotion, texture is light and not oily. Sometimes i applied a little too much, but this lotion still wont made my hair look sticky etc.

But its not making my frizzy hair better, not too moisturising either.

Verdict: 6.5/10

Was slightly expensive i thought though the bottle was huge. Not that useful when you've frizzy hair here and there like me.

Monday, September 6, 2010

BHG Bishan Revamp

BHG had a revamp last week and there are some new beauty brands found there now :)
They have a korean fair (reminds me of isetan japan fair haha) special, exclusively at BHG junction 8, from 3rd to 9th sept.
korean brands like 山心 and ossion are found there. There are great offers for both brands currently.

Korres, a brand from greece can be found there too. They have mainly the body products, but i saw that they have facial stuff from the website too, not sure if they are available at BHG since i was in a rush just now.

Cheaps Deals at Watsons!

Went to J8 Watsons just now and saw some cheap deals :)

Kracie masks are having 20% off! If u're keen to try their masks, this will be a great time to buy. I was tempted to buy their eye masks since after discount is will be around $10 for 4pairs. But after the not-so-fantastic experience with their facial masks, i decided to give it a miss. I shall consider again if some1 is willing to share with me haha. I am currently more interested in shiseido maquillage rouge & their compact haha.

I saw the tofu sponge made in japan too. Miao was telling me last week that she bought it haha. I dint manage to see the price, but i guess its quite costly since its retailing at around 800yen. So it should be around $12 i guess. This tofu sponge comes in 3 shapes. It was voted the no1 at cosme a few years ago. Its meant for the application of liquid foundation.

Neutrogena hydro boost is selling at $2.95/pc, their new version whitening mask is selling at $1.95/pc too.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Dermal Charcoal Collagen Essence Mask

This was the last dermal mask i had at home. As usual, price is $1.95, can be found at Watsons.

As stated on the packaging, I was kinda shocked to know that this mask is meant for soothing.


As compared to the cucumber essence mask, this material for this mask is slightly thicker. For the scent and cutting of this mask, it was similar to the cucumber essence mask.

After usage, face felt slightly hydrated, no brightening effects, pores looked the same too, not much of a difference.

Verdict: 6/10

Just an average mask, nothing special. Not really hydrated and not so much of a soothing effect i feel. With the price, i suppose there are better ones in the market.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Review: MAC DazzleGlass Lipgloss

Have been really busy for this whole week. Hopefully things will get better soon. :)

Ok back to review. Dazzleglass is my 1st lip gloss. My lips are rather thick so I'm worried that applying glossy stuff will made them look worse :( Thats the main reason why all along I dint wanna try lipgloss. But I'm glad I went ahead and gave dazzleglass a try.

I bought dazzlegass when i went HK in May. I got it at 150 or 160 HKD at the airport, cant remember the exact price. Its retailing at around SGD35 if I am not wrong.

The name of the color I bought was smile.


It was a really sheer color. I'm new to make up and always want it to be as natural as possible. Really glad the MAC assistant managed to recommend the right color for me.

It was not those super shimmery kind, the shimmers are just right, dint made my lips look thicker too hehe. Color was natural and close to my lip color, not those super red kind. I dont think the texture is very sticky too. The brush applicator that comes with the lipgloss was quite 'stiff' when I 1st used it, but it became soft after 2-3 times usage. The brush makes application fuss-free, color goes on smoothly and my lips looked really moisturised after application, doesnt emphasize the lines on the lips.

I dint see any fragrance added in the ingredient list, but this lipgloss really smells nice lol.

The 1st time i used it, i applied anna sui lipbalm under it and my lips became very dry after like 5hours. The 2nd time i applied Vaseline and it was much better. Do note that i dint touch up in between, I dint reapply lipbalm or dazzleglass.

I eat and drink as per normal and the lipgloss stayed for only perhaps 3-4hours.

Verdict: 9/10
I really love the color and how natural the shimmers were.