On my second one! By far the best that I've come across. But what do I know, I have only tried Chanel and Estee Lauder bronzers..have yet to try the famed Guerlain Terracotta. BUT nonetheless, this is seriously good stuff. Here's why: 1. Universally Flattering! This is the only bronzer that I've tried so far that is universally flattering on most skin tones (tried it out on my cousin and friends who have different skin tones). I'm still amazed at how it can look so good on my friend's tan complexion, and equally good on my fair Asian skin; after all, most bronzers turn out orangey (read: Chanel) or muddy (read: EL) at the very least, when applied on my skin 2. Looks Natural Although it has barely noticeable shimmer in the pan, the shimmer is disappears once applied, and my face actually looks glowy. Coupled with its flattering bronze tone, applying this bronzer has allowed me to have that gorgeous, sunkissed look that I love so much: just like after a wonderful holiday by the beach! When i first bought this bronzer, there was only one shade (Bronze) and this is the one that I'm reviewing on. On my second purchase, mark. has since come up with 2 other shades (Pro Glow and Pro Golden), both of which I'd love to try some time soon. At only $10, this just lasts and lasts. I threw out the last one only because I decided I've had it for far too long (2 years?). Didn't wanna risk being gross and getting bad reactions on my skin. So there you go! If you're thinking of purchasing a new bronzer, look no more! the Almighty Bronzess is right here
I'm reviewing the Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturizer. Of all the moisturizers that I have experimented with over the years (Philosophy's Hope in a Jar, Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Jason Naturals' Vitamin E Oil, unrefined shea butter, kukui nut oil, Gowoonsesang Moisturizing Cream-Gel) I am proud to say that this is by far my favourite, and I'm currently on my second bottle (this rarely happens since I love to try out new products). Although it's far from being a natural & organic product, which I tend to believe is always better for the skin, this moisturizer is well charting its way to a HG status. Before moving on, I think it's best to first tell you a bit more about my skin and the climate that I live in: My skin is erratic. And i truly mean it. I've seen it swing between the spectrum of being real oily and being real dry with red, dry and irritated patches that eventualy bring forth the very agonizing bumps and zits. Once, I even had real oily skin with really dry patches on both sides of my face (dismal "strips" that outline my face from the temple to my chin--on both sides. those were dark times). To make things worse, it's extremely humid and clammy here where I live. Usually I'd be perspiring even before I start my jog out on the streets. Thats how sucky it is over here. Prior to trying out this product, I was also suffering from perpetually angry red zits--cystic--that just refuse to cease no matter what I do (tried everything from clay masking to dry them up, hydrating masks to calm them down, tea tree oil, basically everything that I could think of, but to no avail). Which is why I am extremely thankful that I found this baby. Coupled with La Roche Posay's Cicaplast (another one that belongs to the Temple of Awesome Products), my skin became sooooo much better within a week! This moisturizer has provided my skin with adequate hydration and balanced it out. This is the only moisturizer that has allowed me to wake up in the morning with non-oily skin. While the Cicaplast definitely played a role in healing my skin (since it acts a protective and regenerative layer), the moisturizer for the most part has calmed my skin down and the Army of Adamant Zits actually stopped attacking, leaving me with unsightly scars to deal with till now :( That was over 4 months ago now, and I'm currenly on my 2nd bottle, practically hooked and never happier to have found so much awesomeness in a product that is really affordable (SGD 13), especially compared to some of the products that I have tried in the past. Seriously, you HAVE to TRY this!
Bobbi Brown's BB cream comes in a slim black tube, exuding the brand's signature sleekness. The flip-top hasn't given me any problem so far (in terms of messy product leakage, difficult to open, etc). I like that the tube is small and slim enough for me to slip into my handbag, handy for quick after-work touchup before dinner or drinks. texture-wise, the cream isn't too thick or too runny, making application easy as i was able to spread the cream and blend it quite easily. i didn't notice any unpleasant scent (or any at all, for that matter) upon application. This BB cream is available in 3 shades (Extra Light, Light, Fair), and the SA recommended that I get Extra Light. I think Extra Light is a tad too light for me, but Light is definitely too dark. So i went ahead and purchased Extra Light, which looks fine after oxidation. The SA advised that I get BB cream instead of tinted moisturizer, as BB cream supposedly works better on oily skin. While my skin isn't overly oily, it's still affected by the incredibly humid weather here and more often than not I find myself having to blot a couple of times throughout the day. Weather here sucks that way >:( But i digress. The point is, Bobbi Brown's BB cream supposedly provides more coverage and better oil control compared to Tinted Moisturizer, and I thought woow that's something I can't miss, even though I was deeply in love with Laura Mercier's TM. A TM that works just like TM but with skin-loving ingredients, better coverage, and better oil control? I MUST HAVE IT. Shortly (a few hours) after the initial application, I do notice that the SA's claims were true. Better coverage? check. Better oil control? check. However, towards mid afternoon (after 5 hours or so), I realize that the coverage has thinned out, and it looks more or less like if I'd applied TM instead. I also miss the dewy and glowy look that only LM's TM could give. Nonetheless, I have to give credits to Bobbi Brown for creating a great yellow-based BB cream (a point that has been overlooked by numerous Korean BB cream producers, resulting in ashy complexions -cringes-). I also agree that Bobbi Brown's BB cream provides much better oil control--this perhaps, is due to the nature of the product itself (ie. BB cream VS TM). Thus, I will not be purchasing this product again. Perhaps I'll try Bobbi Brown's TM, but maybe I should just stick to my beloved LM.
this is my first purchase from malin+goetz, and i have to say that i'm pretty much hooked on it! it has quite a thick, lip gloss type consistency, but isnt sticky in any way. it definitely delivers on its claim of moisturizing lips for up to a few hours, and i love that it also gives a glossy sheen. my lips have been in a pretty bad shape recently, and they're so dry that they itch and crack. after the first use of m+g's lip moisturizer, however, my lips became really soft, and there's no sign of previous dryness at all :D its as if my lips shed their ugly, dry layer. im really really pleased with this product, and for sgd 22, i'll gladly be purchasing this over and over again. with the amount you need for each usage, and for the results you get, this is SO worth it. please don't ever discontinue this product!!
i love this mask! my face glows and looks flawless after using it. the gel-like mask is pretty thick, so it's a tad difficult to smear evenly on my face. but! given that it's dirt cheap, i dont see it as much of a problem at all! :D overall, im truly happy with this mask. i'll repurchase over and over again :)