Eye Makeup Remover -Garnier - Synergie Essentials Ultra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
binary 5/22/2003 6:04:00 AM
Have been using this for the past two years, eversince it was launched in Oz. Contains cornflower extract. Doesn't sting or dehydrate the delicate eye-zone. Was using the L'oreal eye m/up remover previously. Found this gentler, just as effective, smells better & cheaper. Stocked up several bottles as it isn't available (yet) in Singapore, where I've recently resettled.
I take frequent showers & this doesn't dry me out like most gel-based body washes. Has a sweet yet refreshing scent, which doesn't nauseate me. Has encapsulated moisture beads with a slight exfoliating action. Very affordable & easily available where I am. Don't find myself switching around often after using this. So reckon it's going to be my staple for a while.
Skincare - Body -LUSH - King of Skin Body Conditioner
binary 5/20/2003 7:37:00 PM
This is one of LUSH's best-sellers. Comes in a crown-shaped solid cake, which is pretty fun to massage onto your skin. Btw, u have to refrigerate to prevent it from melting. LUSH products are highly perishable due to their low quantities of preservatives.
KOS is indeed a good body moisturiser, especially during winter months. Don't recommend for warmer/humid climates, unless u suffer from acute dry-skin.
Smells strongly of essential oils. I'm okey with this but dunno about others.
In general, I find LUSH products above-average in performance. Personally, I reckon they are highly overrated in most cases & fairly expensive. For instance at the same price-point (or for even less), there are tonnes of body butters & creams out there which rival KOS & keep for longer.
ST's delectable composition comprises black tea, juicy fresh Amalfi lemon & almond honey.
Fragrances -Crabtree & Evelyn - Swiss Skin Care Eau Fraiche
binary 5/20/2003 2:16:00 PM
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Swiss Army For Her EDT Spray
binary 5/20/2003 7:13:00 AM
Supposed to be based on white flowers. Has notes of Lily of the valley & Jasmine. But I find it a floral-gourmand. Very soft & almond-like. Am buying when it becomes available at dutyfree.
The ladies before me have already done a good job of describing this fresh spring floral. Is indeed a softer & more wearable version of EL's "Pleasures" which - hope this doesn't offend anyone but - can be sharp & induce migraine in some people. I've used up my sample vial & hope to get my hands on a full bottle.
I detect vanilla but this isn't a gourmand scent. Definitely floral. There is something else which makes it luminuous (somewhat like ArdenBeauty), not cloying or powdery. Is soft enough for me. Sleek packaging. Am getting someone to buy from airport-dutyfree.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Maxime Rassi- Heiwa EDP Spray
binary 5/20/2003 2:27:00 AM
Have been searching this for the longest time. I believe "Heiwa" is targeted primarily at the Japanese market. Pleasantly surprised to find it at Escentials not long after I arrived in Singapore.
The scent is supposed to evoke cherry blossoms. A gourmandish floral, something along the lines of Guerlain's "Lovely Cherry Blossom" (which I'm now on the prowl for). But I haven't the faintest idea how cherry blossoms smell like. I could best describe "Heiwa" as a cross between Lalique's "Le Baiser" + Chopard's "Pure Wish". The effect, though powdery, is pretty pleasant & delicate.
Am also smitten by the exquisite frosted bottle with its peachy-pink base & painted cherry blossoms.
Its sister scent, "Yasawa", is a watery-floral. Not my thing, but aquatic lovers would probably lurv it as well as its azure-hued bottle.
Price: 50ml/1.7oz EDP Spray S$90 each
Available at: Escentials, #01-24 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade, Singapore 188719
Tel: (61) 6339 7727
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Grapeseed Lip Butter
binary 5/17/2003 12:12:00 PM
Like the texture. On me, it's smooth & moisturising. BUT found the smell nauseating, for some perculiar reason. Will be repurchasing but in "Nut" flavour next time.
Part of a collection of five new perfume sprays comprising "Lemon Tea", "Magnolia", "Passion Flower", "Pink Pepper" & "Indian Gardenia". Am not sure whether these are limited edition. LT is a surprisingly good tea-based lemon. The citrus note is understated & blended well with the tea. Very pleasing. Infact I reckon it's almost as good as the tea perfumes in Molinard's "Autour du The" series. The only other one which appeals to me is the Magnolia. I don't like the others for some reason.
"Dolly Girl" has just been launched & I am pleased to be the first to review it. Its bottle is oh-so-cute! Made of sugar pink frosted glass & in the shape of a stylised mannequin's head i.e. AS' "doll head" signature. The miniature is a must-have collectible.
As for the fragrance, "Dolly Girl" comes across as a soft feminine citrus. Smells a bit peachy & like grapefruit to me. Not zesty or sharp. Nothing overwhelming. AS' fragrances are basically girlish & I like 'em all except the very first one (purple bottle).
More subtle then Bvlgari's Green Tea (which can be nauseating if worn too often). Classy packaging. Lookout for the better value twinpack at your airport duty-free.
Just bought a bottle. A soft berryish scent. The only AG fragrance, so far, which I like & works on me.