Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Earth Lovers Lemon & Thyme Shower Gel
uberuninspired 2/25/2012 11:59:00 PM
oh, how i love this!!!! the smell is awesome, it's not drying, its not too moisturising either. it's perfect. being biogradeble is a big plus, as is the no parabens thingy.
i'm surprised there's so few reviews on it. it's the best smelling shower gel i have ever had! it's not very foamy but it does a good job of cleaning me up. helps to know it's environmentally friendly. i hope they don't discontinue this.
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
uberuninspired 9/2/2011 11:59:00 AM
the good - doesn't break me out, isn't too drying, isn't too oily, generally comfortable to use, smells good. the bad - doesn't really remove your make up well. still, quite dependable and i'll repurchase if i can't find something better.
I prefer compact foundations much more than liquid ones, for the simple reason that I can put it on much quicker when i oversleep (which is often). this one had me at hello because of how natural it looked. it took a while for me to get used to blending it in, the sponge applicator doesn't make it very easy. but the result is fantastic. it looks natural, i don't look overly made up, yet somehow manage to look polished. it's kind of pricey but i think it's a good investment. a lot of other brands are around the same price anyway. additional points for not making my skin feel clogged, and for not breaking me out.
Didn't like it on first sniff but started liking the bottom notes. the fragrance is the kind that grows on you i reckon. ended buying a bottle, and now i use it to work everyday. it's perfect for daily use in a tropical climate like Singapore. i don't think it'd use it for an evening out or for colder climates though.
definitely a fall colour. i use this when i want to achieve a purple / pink look. i pair it with Sin blush from Nars and some light lilac eye colour. It's a little drying though, and i can imagine this colour to be a little too intense for some to take. won't neccessarily buy this again cos i'm more into corals and reds now.
awesome coral with a hint of rose. i use this when i want to go neutral. i'm surprise there isn't more reviews for this lipstick - it's a very wearable colour that would suit most tones.
Good colour which brightens up my olive skin which tends to look very dull when i slacken and don't look after it weill. I love using this with a coral-ish blush and it makes for a good summer's day look.
My skin has been awful of late (1) frequent breakouts along the jaw line. (2) dull and tired looking skin (3) blackheads (4) clogged pores. This mask has just been awesome in helping me address these concerns. it's the only thing i use faithfully these days, and for someone who can't stick to a routine that says a lot, why? for the simple reason it improves my skin and makes me look like i've bothered to look presentable. The better skin condition makes me easier for me to put on make up too, which i'm tryign to use these days. btw anti aging serums i am using gets asorbed more easily. i've tried other masks in the past but they don't work as well as this one. or don't work at all. definitely would repurchase.
this dries my pimples slowly without drying my skin. i actually like the smell, and how it feels on my skin - really calms my pimples. I'm fine with the time it takes to eliminate my blemishes as long as it doesn't dry my skin. The price is reasonable, and i got it at 20% discount as our local Body Shop is having a sale. If you use this after the mask from the same range, the results are better.
Got this from my hair stylist. Love it. Nice smell, lathers well, leaves my hair feeling clean without being stripped of moisture. one of the better shampoos i have used. I colour my hair once every three months so I'm quite careful about the sort of shampoo i use.
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - Moonlight Path Shower Gel
uberuninspired 11/20/2010 12:53:00 PM
This stuff smells great. It reminds me of a less cloying version of The Body Shop's White Musk. Leaves a good scent, doesn't dry out skin. Doesn't lather as well as I would like too, but i'm not complaining. Overall a good buy, I'm glad i got my cousin to lug two bottles back to Singapore from San Fran.
Love love love this. the trick is to go with the "less is more" policy. To get a good idea of how little i use - 4 dots on my face, then work it out. On top of that i either put a powder or clinique perfectly real make up. The result - skin tone is evened out, flaws like scars are covered, and you don't really feel like you're using make up. the loook is also very natural and you don't look overly made up. perfect for work. The price is not cheap when compared to other brands, but i think it's gonna last me a long time at the rate i'm going. Deffo a good buy for anti-foundationists like me.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Angel Star Soft Body Souffle
uberuninspired 11/20/2010 12:42:00 PM
The good - it smells great, though i would say this is the kind of smell 14 year olds would like the bad - the consistency is like jello. which makes it hard for me to scoop up what i want to use. who wants to spend so much effort when applying cream? Nivea, this deffo ain't no souffle! - there's an icky sticky feeling after application - i much rather use nivea creme. at least i get results with that.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh
uberuninspired 8/21/2010 1:38:00 PM
should have stuck to the advanced formular. this just didn't work for me - no matter how many times i wash, it still feels oily so i have to add on a second step of cleansing with my clinique liquid facial soap. won't buy this again, will switch back to what i was originally using.