This is an unique product although I dislike pre-shampoo treatment. I've normal, natural wavy Asian hair and they look healthy before color treatment and regular perming. After using Elasticizer pre-shampoo, my hair feel soft & smooth with volume which is a surprise. 10ml each is adequate for my long hair. I'm debating to get myself a 500ml of the original or extreme version. Elasticizer is not the best deep moisturizing hair mask in the market and some of you may dislike it. If you have coarse & dry hair, coconut oil or deep moisturizing hair mask provides better result in moisturizing frizzy hair. Try Elasticizer Extreme if you like to explore this brand.
I hate the smell. I live in hot, humid Asia & you smell horrible after rinsing your hair with any diluted vinegar. Don't see any result on my hair too. Prefer using coconut oil as hair mask and gentle deep cleansing shampoo for my slightly damaged chemical treated hair.
This is my first Illa cream blush & I really love the colour & texture. I just wear sunscreen, blush & lippies lately. Most cream or liquid blushes don't last long on me without powder or foundation. Becca beach tint & illa cream blush last about 4 hours while Daniel Sandler Watercolour last a bit longer. I always love this type of coral colour which should look good on most people. Try Illa Hussy powder blush which is a dupe of this colour.
The blush has amazing quality in a crappy 70's package. It's huge with a mild old lady cosmetic scent which fade out quickly. I bought Golden Dew Amber & Peach Nectar & love both. I normally go for my GA, Illamasqua, Shu Uemura & Kesalan Patheran powder blushes only and this baby is qualify to join my favourite blush collection. But the case is really difficult to open & just depot it into my Z palette. Problem solved.
I've tried lots of blushers and Hussy is one of the best matte blusher. Another great one is from Kesalan Patheran bright pink. I'm currently in love with Illamasqua Dixie cream blush which really a cream version of Hussy. All skin tone should look great in these 2 blushers. Just run & buy Hussy or Dixie.
I bought a large twin package from feelunique.com which offered free international shipping at a bargain offer. I have healthy Asian hair with a bit curly & fizzy at the end. This is a hydrating shampoo which don't coat my hair with silicon. The conditioner works wonderful in a creamy texture which immediately absorb by my hair. It reminds me of high end hydrating night cream. My hair won't weight down, bouncy at the root & detangle without combing through it after shower. I use a deep cleansing shampoo every week & skip the conditioner sometimes depending on my hair condition.
Lip Treatments -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter
kopo 2/27/2011 3:20:00 AM
I love this product in price, package & smell. I used it as my lip balm & lipgloss because it's so shiny. It's not suitable for very dry lips & you need to reapply every one or two hours depending on the weather. After using this lip butter for weeks, my lips look dull & the natural redness gone! I don't wear lipstick or lipgloss everyday for years & the dark pigment gone after I removed all lip makeup & used a Swiss formula lip treatment. I stopped using this lip butter & switched back to my lip treatment then condition improved. After trying different lip balm & shea butter, all lip balm with petroleum caused dullness in my lips. Really want to love this product but my lips don't.
RMK is my favourite nail polish brand. I'm not a big nail polish fan but I bought several bottles occasonally for fun. Try Chanel, Dior, Kanebo, Kate, Lunasol, Majolica Majorca, Nubar, PN, OPI, China Glaze, Misa, Color Club, Essie, Mac ... You can't beat the beautiful colour & superb quality of RMK. My first bottle bought over 12 years+. It still work perfect, glossy & shiny. The shimmery/ glittery nail polishes reflect different colour of light beautifully & they even glow at night when I went to bathroom. My deep red RMK nail polish never stain my nails even without any base & top coat. I've perfect wear until I get bored - 5 days to 7 days depending on mood. My red OPI polish instantly stain my nail after 2 minutes. The only problem is the high price tag. Definitely repurchase for beautiful color. Oh! another winner is Kesalan Patheran for the unique color & formula, it's the only np brand that I can finish a whole bottle. I've almost finished one of my RMK polishes too.
Lip Liners -Giorgio Armani - Smooth Silk Lip Pencil #2
kopo 9/9/2007 12:25:00 PM
Very expensive! But really smooth like silky as the name described! The colour & texture is what I expected from Mac Spice - soft texture in nude pink. I have no luck in all $1 lip liner so far. Better save those money & buy the brands I can use.
This is a replacement of old version ME Silver 945 as mentioned in previous reviews. It's a metallic neutral brown/ taupe colour. The texture of Shu N series eyeshadow is finer than the old version. ME Brown 850 is lighter than 945 & more on the brown/ taupe colour. Since I love cool colour tone, I prefer the colour of Silver 945 & can't resist the texture of Brown 850. My favourite combination is Shu Brown 850 + Shu P Black 990 + highlight in beige colour.
Shampoo -Klorane - Citron Pulp Shampoo with Vitamins
kopo 2/5/2007 2:04:00 PM
This is a good shampoo & deserves a better rating. I've normal healthy Asian hair. Citron Pulp is a gentle shampoo which can cleanse your hair at the same time. It doesn't smell fabulous but not like 'floor cleaner' =P My hair is light & shinny after using it (one week now). It's my 2nd favourite product from Klorane. If you can find Klorane Shower Gel with Nourishing Cream, try it! It really helps my itchy skin in winter.
This is a great neutral trio that show colour on my GA LSF4/ Mac NC30 skin. I don't use any base before my eye makeup except using a neutral es colour to brighten & even up my eyelid area. I've bought over a dozen KP trios in old & new formulas. KP trios are silky in texture except 2 limited edition started with letter 'P' which are matte & chalky. If you like the intense colour of Mac, you may find less pigment in Trio S28. On the other hand, it's much more silky than Mac es. Fyi, I prefer GA, Kate palettes, KP trios, Majolica Majorca, Stila & Shu es in general for texture & colour.
Duo Midnight Air is my fist 2 choices in this collection. I got it & the green sets after playing around in Shu store. The collection is not in metallic texture like ME Silver 945. All sets are in "pearl" texture. This set is very beautiful. Texture is as great as other Shu "P" eye shadow with adequate pigment. In fact, the shimmery black shade is more intense than other Shu black shade. For dramatic effect, you won't be disappointed. you can wear it everyday in the year by blending with the shimmery white in the set or other lovely shades. This is the favourite set of most Shu SA in stores & sold out fast. For your reference, it's hot humid summer in Asia right now & dark colour don't sell well usually.
Color Mousse is the limited blush collection for 2005 summer. It's in soft mousse form with subtle shimmer in a glass pot. There is five colour: Air Rose, Air Coral, Air Bronze, purple & silver colour. Air Rose is very easy to wear & build my desire colour. I love the effect of natural flush on my face. I'm having coral & bronze on my list.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Oil - enriched version
kopo 5/28/2005 4:14:00 PM
I only use cleansing oil & Eve Lom cleanser to remove my makeup, mascara & sunscreen. All other cleansing milk or lotion is not up to my requirement - clean, fast & soft skin. Eve Lom did the best job but not the price even in large pot. I love Shu Enriched & Fresh (Cherry Blossom) Cleansing oil best. I feel original oil has left a film of oil in my face while enriched oil really soften my skin without the greasiness. It's voted by many Asian magazines as the best cleansing oil in removing stubborn makeup.