Archive | June, 2012

Current Body Care Routine

28 Jun

I was taking the ferry on my own from TST to Central and suddenly had this new idea for my upcoming blog post. Completely random thought but I guess it was because I had been to 3 different beauty stores and bought some body products and thought I could do a post about my current body care routine.

Current Bodycare Routine

[From left to right]
St. Ives Enhancing Body Moisturizer Oatmeal & Shea Butter
Johnson’s Baby Oil
Palmer’s Cocoa Body Scrub  

The product that I use almost every day is my St. Ives body moisturizer. I think this is my 2nd bottle. I have tried other body moisturizer from St. Ives, but I still like the Oatmeal & Shea Butter one more. I remember one of my friends said she doesn’t like the scent, but for some reasons, I really like it, and find it very comforting. It’s moisturizing but not heavy, your skin just immediately absorb the body moisturizer and won’t feel sticky at all. My skin feels silky after using it, and I think the effect is pretty long-lasting. I have been using St. Ives’ products since high school, and I actually like this drugstore brand; I have used their facial scrub, facial cleanser, body lotion and body scrub, and love everything, except once, the collagen elastin body lotion which smells super bad. Although I might be trying out other brands after using up this bottle, it’s definitely on my all-time favourite list!

I use a body scrub once a week, and my skin does become softer and smooth. In my previous “Empties #1”  blog post, you might have seen me talking about my favourite body scurb, which is also from St. Ives. That was my first one, and my last one. Not that I hate it, I actually love it! Sadly, that body scrub is discontinued, so I just purchased a new body scrub, Palmer’s Cocoa Body Scrub (HKD$68), as I have heard of good things about this brand, and will do a review later.

Some people might not like body oil, as they think it’s very greasy to apply oil on your skin. I originally thought so too, but later realized it’s because I was using the wrong method in the past, and after changing the way how I use it, I like it and use it once a week. I don’t feel like it clogs my pores and it’s not greasy, so definitely keeping it on my regular body care routine.

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Empties #1

22 Jun

I have been seeing a lot of “Empties” videos on YouTube, so I thought I might also do a blog post about my recent empties.

Recent Empties

[From left to right]
St. Ives In-shower Exfoliating Body Polish 
Bioderma Sensibio H20  
 Koji Dolly Wink Long Masacara 

All 3 products are my favourite. I have done a full review on Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 and Dolly Wink’s long mascara, and I have already bought back-ups, so I’m still using these 2 products on a daily basis!

As for St. Ives’ body polish, I really like it, but it has been discontinued!!! I don’t really know how to describe its texture, it’s not a gel texture nor a cream texture. It’s a bit difficult to dig out from the tube, but once you start rubbing the product on your skin, it will melt and give your skin a gentle scrub. I use it once or twice a week, and every time after using this body polish, my skin feels very soft and smooth. I’m really upset when I found out this product is discontinued, especially it’s a really great product! St Ives is one of my favourite drugstore brands, I have used their body lotion, facial scrub and facial wash, and they are all affordable and of good quality, but sadly they decided not to continue producing body scrub. I have already bought a new body scrub, which I will talk more about it in my upcoming body care routine post.

Review: June 2012 Glamabox

17 Jun

Sorry for not updating my blog for a while, have been very busy since I started working; I’m still trying to find ways to make a balance and keep posting.

June 2012 Glamabox

[From left to right]
Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream
Proactiv Refining Mask (two $100 coupons included)
Ocean Potion Anti-aging Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Dr. Ci: Labo Aqua Gel Bi-Ha-Ku
Copa Cabbana Pomelo with Aloe Vera and Vitamin C Face Mask

In this month’s Glamabox, there are 2 products that I’m excited to try. I have heard good things about Dr. Ci: Labo, so I’m interested in trying this little sample. The other one is Copa Cabbana’s mask, I have never heard of this brand, but don’t know why, this face mask caught my attention.

Prodigy and Proactiv are the 2 brands that I have heard of, but not too interested in trying. I tried Prodigy’s face cream this morning, nothing too special about it; I will do a more detailed review later. As for Proactiv, this brand seems to be more suitable for people who have acne-prone skin, which I don’t have, so I’m not too interested in trying their products and I don’t think I will use those coupons too.

Lastly, I love my Olay sunscreen, so not too excited when I saw Ocean Potion’s sunblock lotion, maybe I will put it in my make-up bag and bring it around with me.

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

  • Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream
    It’s white in colour, just like your ordinary face cream. Not too sure if it really does reduce the appearance of pigments and uneven skin tone, as I don’t have such problems; I like how it’s not greasy at all, and it immediately absorbs into my skin. I use it everyday before applying BB cream, and it works. I also like the packaging too, it’s very easy to control the amount you want. It’s a bit expensive for me, so I’m not sure if I would purchase the full-size product.
  • Copa Cabbana Pomelo with Aloe Vera and Vitamin C Face Mask
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    At first I was expecting a cream mask, but it’s actually a clay face mask, very thick in texture. This small sachet provides a lot of product, I think you can use it twice, but because I don’t want to keep it for another time, as I believe it’s a natural product. So I applied a very thick layer on my face. I like how it feels on my face, and it does help cleanse my face. Not super moisturizing, but it doesn’t feel dry.