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Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Shea Body Butter Olive (150ml)

It's a beautiful Sunday evening at Allensbach. The fog has cleared and here comes the sun. I might just head out for another stroll. (^^) Before that, I'm going to update with another post. Compared to Malaysia, the air is much dryer here. Luckily, I brought my body butter! For anyone that doesn't want to keep on re-applying body-lotion, this might be your answer. =) Today's post will be on Freeman's Feeling Beautiful Shea Body Butter Olive (150ml)

[ Directions/ How I Use It ]
Massage liberally over the entire body until fully absorbed into skin.

[ What It Does ]
- Intensely moisturises skin for soft touchable skin =)

[ Ingredients ]
This body butter is made with natural, botanical ingredients.

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Water (Aqua),  Petrolatum, Stearic acid, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Isopropyl Palmtate, Glycol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Cocomut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Menthyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Disodium Edta, Triethanolamine, Proplylene Glycol, Phenoxethanol, Methylparaben, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

[ Review ]
As you might already know from my previous post, I'm currently travelling overseas. So, I was looking for a body lotion/ body butter that is easy to carry in my luggage and the content just enough two weeks. Hence, I picked up this Freeman's Shea Body Butter Olive (150ml). Unlike other Freeman's product, this one doesn't have an artificial smell that is too strong. Actually, after applying for a few minutes, it smells a bit like baby powder fragrance that lingers on lightly. The body butter is of medium-thick consistency and absorbs into skin without any traces. I'm pleasantly surprised that it isn't oily or feels thick. (^^)

The moisturizing effect is immediate and lasts for about 8 hours. Best of all, I like that it contains natural ingredients.

[ Would I Buy It Again? ]
Rating: 7/10
This body butter works fairly well, and a 150ml will last you for about two weeks. Just nice for my trip! If the fragrance can be slightly milder, I'd love it more, but that may just be me. Surely, this is one of my favourite Freeman products. I would repurchase for travelling purposes.

Nevertheless, don't you think that the packaging is ugly? (><) Freeman packaging designers out there, what were u thinking?  /(?-?)\

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Review: Garnier Skins Natural Aqua Defense Non Stop Intense Moisturizing Essence (50ml)

Good morning! or Guten Morgen ~ as they say it in Germany. I'm very sorry (deep bow) for not updating with a post sooner as I have been in Allensbach, Germany for the past few days. It's a beautiful autumn and the weather and temperature is just nice. Now that it's a Saturday, I can rest and relax a bit. Well, today's review is on Garnier Skins Natural Aqua Defence Essence (50ml). Although it is not a new product on the shelves, it's still worth a post. =)

[ Directions/ How I Use It ]
From the labels:
You may use it as an essence and apply after applying toner on your face.

For me:
I like to apply this at night as a sleeping mask. It is good!

[ What It Does ]
As you can see, the labels are in Malay. I will try my best to translate from Malay Language to English. o(^-^)o

Everyday our skin is exposed to heat, air pollution and air-conditioning that can leave our skin dry and dull. The essence not only helps hydrate your skin for a longer time but also protects skin from elements that are drying. Its cooling gel texture is will be absorbed instantly, and increases moisture content for the whole day, giving you soft smooth skin. 

[ Ingredients ]
This essence is enriched with pure fruits extracts and Vitamin E antioxidants.

Garnier uses natural active ingredients as much as possible, which are extracted carefully to retain its natural goodness. The products are also tested by dermatologist and is especially formulated for Asian skin.

[ Review ]
For those that do not know which gel-type essences to purchase, you can try this one. Gel essences can help to lock moisture in our skin. If I use it as a day moisturizer, I'd apply this after the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Toner , and under a sunscreen. It worked very well to lock in moisture for the whole day without any stickiness. (^^) Or, you may try it as a sleeping mask. Just slather a thick layer on clean face, and it will be absorbed slowly. Skin feels and looks soft and bouncy on the next morning!

First of all, it smells soooo refreshing, like green apples.  When applied on skin, there is a slight heating and tightening sensation for a few seconds.

[ Would I Buy It Again? ]
Rating: 7/10
I use this more as a moisturizer lock. Although it absorbs well, but not as quickly as liquid essence. Hence, if you are rushing for work in the morning for school/work, it will take some time to massage the gel for full absorption. Nevertheless, I loveee it as a sleeping mask. Ah, one more thing…the glass container is h-e-a-v-y, and not very travel-friendly. Other than that, this is a good product, worth repurchasing. (^^)b This is my 2nd jar. =p

Anyway, since I have some time, maybe I’ll go to the local German stores this weekend and check what they have here, eh? Have a great Saturday!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review: Shurei Salon System Fix It Hair Serum Split-Ends Treatment (50ml)

It's a beautiful weekend to relax, have a cup of tea, and let down our hair. As you might have guessed already, today's review is on a hair product. Many are curling or coloring our hair on a yearly basis. Unavoidably, hair might be a bit damaged or have split ends. For me, I like my hair to have a healthy glossy shine (^^) while still maintaining hair volume without looking greasy. Want to know more? Read on!

[ Directions/ How I Use It ]
- Pump 2 or 3 drops of air serum onto palm (rub both palms to spread serum evenly)
- Apply thoroughly on hair, concentrating on the hair ends
- Do not rinse off
Note: May be used daily on dry hair before styling or on clean moist hair after shampooing

[ What It Does ]
This serum contains a unique formula that works in 3 ways.
(1) It coats the shaft with a protective film that prevents further drying or damage to hair while giving it an instant silky smoothness and softness. Protects against split ends and repairs hair for a healtheir look.
(2) Its special UV shield effectively prevents sun damage, leaving hair silky smooth with its natural color.
(3) It adds gloss to hair without being sticky or greasy.

[ Ingredients ]
Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methylisothiazolinone.

[ Review ]
As my long hair is permed and dyed, it tends to be dry and frizzy. I like to run my fingers through the hair as a test, and really dislike it if hair is entangled. Well, I have been using many drug-store hair serums and this one seems to work best for my hair. Regular use have restored most of my hair's condition. It feels softer, silkier with a healthy shine! Hair doesn't get entangled anymore. =)

This product has no fragrance, as far as my nose can tell. =p When you pump out a few drops on the palms, the serum should look clear with medium consistency.

[ Would I Buy Again?]
Rating: 8/10
Yup, no doubt! It gives a healthy shine without any stickiness. Furtheremore, the more I use it, hair seem to be restored to a better condition. I love that there is no fragrance in it. (^^)v What's more, it cost below RM20. What a steal, right?

Special Note: If you plan to bring this on a flight, be sure to transfer to another bottle or the serum will leak out because its pump cannot be locked. (><) Take note ya.
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