My HG in bust care! I have been using this for coming to 4 years now and its the Enhance Fullness version i am using. It really helps to enhance the roundness of the bust line and i saw results halfway thru my first bottle! When i wear my regular bra, it looks so much fuller and sexy! One point is that after so many years, it does not mean it gets bigger and bigger *LOL* but kinda maintains it in its "pretty" form... So far no adverse effect and skin feels youthful, no wrinkly lines although i am an avid sun wordshipper... Thumbs up!
I think that i am a very body consious person so i have been using Clarins Bust care (both gel in the AM and lotion in the PM) for coming to 4 years. It does the job of toning and firming the bust but IMO i prefer the lotion more as it does help to enhance the size of my bust line. Unless you are heavy top, just use the lotion as it has a secondary firming effect too... It does not have any weird reaction on me and the skin feels so super touchable!
Cleansers -Clarins - Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream
beauticonnexion 12/3/2006 2:08:00 AM
I do not like the thought of having to dip my fingers into the tub and they have discontinued the tube packaging. It is very soothing and i use this instead of the Cleansing milk when my skin is acting up. It leaves the skin smooth and supple and no residue as i use water to rinse off and continue with the toner;
This is a HG in my routine! I tend to have a rather salty diet and i have to drink water before sleep (against advice i know but cant sleep unless i drink) so i am the perfect candidate for the puffy face sydrome. This is a very light gel texture that you use after the toner over the whole face including eye areas and neck. I did not follow the "massage method" but it works wonders. The puffy eyes and jaw look is gone and the skin looks much much brighter as this has a "detox" effect. I did have a bit of breakout initially but it cleared up pretty fast i think is the detoxifying effect. It does what it is supposed to and i am happy with it!
A sweet swapper sent me a tube of this in Black Cherry Soda Mentha Lip Shine and i am totally sold! It goes on tingly fresh of peppermint and when you lick your lips, the sweet taste of black cheery gets to you! Lovely and not too artificial, this is better than MAC Clear lipGlass. The after feel is smooth and you don't get the "peeling" thickish effect you always get with MAC. This is more like a gloss than a lip balm so IMHO i don't think it helps to moisturize. It is petroleum based so i will at least get thru half tube to see if it still works well.
I have found the HG in concealer for blemishes! It comes rather thick in the pan but just a blast from the hair dryer, it is slightly softened and just apply it to the pigmented, uneven or zit patches. You can use a brush but with the correct techniques, your pinkie works just as well. Some have a rather "heavy" hand that rubs away the product so its better to use a brush for that. Set it with a bit of loose powder and *voila* flawless.! I will not recommend this for the undereyes as it will settle into fine lines due to its texture been on the thicker, dry side. Its a tradeoff; if its not thick enough,it will not give you the coverage.
Skincare - Face -Jurlique - Daily Exfoliating Cream
beauticonnexion 10/28/2006 8:25:00 AM
One lippie down due to the metal tube... This feels like i am applying a lovely oatmeal mask to my face. The scent from the essential oils are very soothing and using the press 'n' roll method, apply all over the face. The after feel is very smooth and moist and the application method remids me of using Clarins gentle facial peeling. I try a mask after that and i must say the results are good. I did notice a bit of breakout but i attribute it to the detoxifying effects. Will continue to use it...
*LOL* i did not think that i will be hooked to this but after you buy this once, you will keep going back. This baby cost me S$92 bucks and belive me, with 92 bucks you can do alot in Singapore. Price wise is sky high but the throw of this candle is superb. It will scent the room like no other candles i tried, even the Gardenia Candle from Diptyque cannot compare. It burns well and does not give out too much black residue, the thick glass at the base is made for easy handling.
Gels/Soaps -Molton Brown - Rose Granati Fine Liquid Hand Wash
beauticonnexion 10/24/2006 5:12:00 AM
this is really a very steep priced hand wash S$39 and at this price, i will stick to M&S S$6.90...*LOL* but sometimes the price paid really made it worthwhile as this has a very smooth afterwash effect but the smell does not really last unless you layer the hand lotion on top of it. Overall, maybe will repurchase only if i happen to have the store voucher to offset the price.
Lotions/ Creams -Molton Brown - Rose Granati Soothing Hand Lotion
beauticonnexion 10/24/2006 4:59:00 AM
RIS, i love this so so much! This is my HG in hand creme and so sorry to say it has surpassed Jurlique hand creme hands down! The pump is a brezze to use and i dun feel the frustrations while squeezing the creme out of a metal tube. The lotion is very light and absorbs in seconds, a bit goes a long long way. I even use these on my elbows and legs... the results are always smooth and supple...even after you wash your hands. Fine lines on my hands minimized and i dun feel the stickiness i sometimes get with JR's. i tried the Thai Vert as well as the White Mulberry but this scent stills appeals the most!
Gels/Soaps -Molton Brown - Purifying Grapeseed Anti-Oxidant Shower Gel
beauticonnexion 10/24/2006 4:48:00 AM
RIS this was a really great bathtime treat but at this price i maybe better off using TBS shower gel. This smells fresh and lathers up well, just apply a small amt to your bath lily and the gel really foams up. I have no idea about the anti-oxidant properties as i think the Vit E does not really have the time to stay on our skin to be truly effective. I would much prefer a pump dispenser to come with this as it is a hassle to open and close the screw-on cap.
Overall, one lippie off due to the heavy packaging. This is a superb, high quality gel and definitely works as it claims. I used this as a night time moisturizer and every morning the skin feels supple and also the occurances of blemishes is very much reduced. During the day time i used the Day Lotion and i must comment that Jurlique products are so natural and smell so soothing i have never break out due to using them. I live in Singapore and the weather is very hot and humid so simply by just using the Gel alone at night works great but should you use it during colder and drier weather, i think layering a night creme after this is more recommended.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
beauticonnexion 10/24/2006 4:13:00 AM
i used this as an aftersun care gel but as i was reading on the bottle, you can use this as a hairgel( very light hold only) as an anti-itch upon mossie bites and even as a shave gel! i have quite senstive skin on the legs due to ezcema abd also using steriods to clear them up damages the skin so i can no longer epilate and have to go back to shaving. This gel works great as a shaving creme substitute and also minimizes the angry shave rashes i sometimes get on the legs after shaving. It works well as a moisturizer for the face as it is alcohol free and very light, does not add oiliness to my combi-oily skin. But to use this as a bogy lotion is not really a great idea as it is way too light. I feel its the best bet to get this in the tube as the small bottle is too hard to express out the product. The tube works much better.
Number one on the list is the super slim packaging that fits well into even the smallest handbag. Downside is that the puff that comes with the compact really rough to the face and also does not wash well. One point that alot of reviews have is that the pan drops out of the compact but not for me( i guess its case-to-case). The quality of the powder is really good and smooth , if you have good skin, can just use this alone as it has a light to medium coverage. Overall, will repurchase.
This is a fluid pinkish highlighter that works radiance onto tired skin. I swiped this over the cheeks and onto the brow bone to freshen up the look. I still prefer Black Orchid-Its a perfect alibi but once that is finished, High Beam will take over as the highlighter of choice. It is non-oily and stays quite well. Only grouse is that must remember to cap well or it will leak.