Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Adidas Happy Game Deodorant Body Spray

Product Description:
Sparkling and fun, with a feminine touch New adidas Happy Game is a fruity floral citrus fragrance that strikes the perfect balance of energy, femininity and sensuality. Fresh and optimistic, the fragrance opens with a modern blend of melon blossom, cranberry and sparkling clementine sorbet. Then, the luminous heart reveals a feminine bouquet of freesia, dewy jasmine and flamboyant flower. And finally, the sweetly sensual trail finishes with lush base notes of blond wood, solar musk and golden amber.

(RSP: RM 16.90 for 75ml)
Didn't the cute pink and green packaging cheer you up? The color combination exudes energy  and fun.

I like the slim design of the bottle as it doesn't take up much space in my bag. It helps to have compact or slim design as girl bags usual fulls of god-knows-what. It amazes me how much girl bring around in their bag (I'm included) when guys are good with their phone and wallet.

To my nose, this deodorant have nice fresh fruity smell. The sillage is pretty low, but last all day long. During current extremely hot weather, body odor control is important. For the past 1 week of usage, I find this product works well as deodorant.

I dunno bout you guys, but at times, I'm terrible at aiming the nozzle that I usually spray the deodorant to my face. But with this product nozzle design, it's practically bimbo-proof. The slanted design helps me knowing where the nozzle spray point thus, no deodorant on the face any longer.

+1 for bimbo proof design. Yay!

Final verdict: I'm not really fond of this product as usually, I prefer scentless deodorant and medium sillage fragrances. But for days your not feeling like being all made up, I think this product is perfect as it works well as deodorant with nice fresh smell.

For more review regarding this product, click here.

Disclaimer: This product were sent to me free by Yuberactive for review. It is not in any way affect my view of the product.

Review: Organic Aid Vitamin E Facial Foam

A long long time ago, I was given a set of The Body Shop set of Vitamin E range. It includes facial cleanser that I adore because it removes waterproof makeup and non-drying. Sadly, it doesn't smell pleasant. The wheatgerm oil is definitely awful. Ever since that day, I'm looking for similar cleanser minus the horrendous smell.
Luckily, I was given a chance to review Organic Aid Vitamin E Facial Foam. After 1 week of usage, I can safely conclude that it's the superior counterpart of the TBS version.

Let's start with the packaging. I adore all the aspect of the packaging design except for the twist cap. I prefer twist cap as I can easily close the lid with one hand. Other than that, I love the tube packaging as it make it easier for me to get the most of the product. The design gives a somewhat professional looks. Not fancy at all and that it's reassuring for me. I like my cosmetics to have nice fancy packaging, but for skin care, the more professional it looks, the better.
It says on the packaging that it is non-comedogenic and hypo-allergenic. Both are big words, but what it means that it tested to not causing blocked pores and comedon is white and black head. While hypo-allergenic means that the product does not contains ingredients that is known to cause allergy. With that properties and moisturising effect, I think this is great for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin.
The product have creamy consistency and I find it is easy to lather, just that it needs more water to lather compared to other facial cleanser. It works great cleaning the face. Rub it on nicely, it could even remove waterproof mascara and foundation! I knew that because I just did that this afternoon.

Since I had stop using any moisturiser to control my acne problem, it's very important to me not to use facial cleanser that strip off natural oil on my skin. This facial cleanser doesn't makes my skin dry which is good and I noticed after 1 week of usage, new acne stops popping and old one are drying up. I hope with prolonged used, this product will help keep acne at bay.

Would I recommend?  Yes. It works for my acne prone skin, so that means it's a great product.

Would I repurchase? This seems to work. I give another 3 weeks before deciding whether it is really a keeper or not. But for now, things look promising.

For more review regarding this product, click here.

Disclaimer: This product were sent to me free by Yuberactive for review. It is not in any way affect my view of the product.

Review: RIMMEL Mono Eyeshadow Colour Rush #030 Siren

Product Description:
Super soft blendable eyeshadow that lasts for up to 8 hours. Creamy pressed powder texture delivers bold colour with long lasting wear. Complimentary shades in convenient compact. 

 Now, let's see. I'd tried this eyeshadow for the past 1 week and it's pretty hard for me to form conclusion to review this product.
It comes in a neat packaging with clear top. A plus point as it definitely makes it easier to find the color you wants in your makeup stash. The lid cap on nicely with click. Well, I'm a sucker for nice click sound of makeup packaging. Another thing that I really like about the packaging is about how thin it is! So that's neat to fit into your bag without taking much space. This product lacking the typical cheap and pretty useless applicator. IMO, applicator that usually comes with drugstore brand eyeshadow is pretty useless for me, I prefer brush and I didn't touch up my makeup except for lipstick/gloss.

The texture of this product is matte with shimmer. That sounds weird, but it doesn't look like typical shimmery eyeshadow. It doesn't have the same sheen and the shimmer in the product is more like subtle sparkle. It applied sheer and can be layered to intensify it. On my oily lid, it last less than 3 hours, after that it would start fading. So I used it with Urban Decay Primer Potion and it last for more than 8 hour.
At first I thought Siren is a bright pink color, but when I finally received it, I'm pleased to find it's much better than that. I'm not really good at describing color but I can tell you it's more purplish/fuschia than pink. Even tho the eyeshadow have strong blue undertone, it suits my medium olive skin perfectly. This is the kind of eyeshadow you can get away without pairing it with another eyeshadow.

Like in the pic below, I pair the eyeshadow with purple eyeliner to bring the color out! Definitly loving it.

Below is another picture of me using the same eyeshadow (I recycled the pic from previous post. LOL)

Final verdict.

Would I recommend? If you like bright color and doesn't mine layering it to make it more vibrant, you can give this a try as it is an affordable drugstore brand.

Would I repurchase? Most unlikely at the moment. But if I got money to spare, I'll be getting Envy (the green one).

For more review regarding this product, click here.

Disclaimer: This product were sent to me free by Yuberactive for review. It is not in any way affect my view of the product.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FOTD and Sewing

 I'm trying out new eyeshadow for review, that's why the makeup very simple, I just put on foundation, lipbalm, eyeshadow and mascara.
 At the end of the day, I tried to make the look more dramatic with adding black eyeshadow, lots of black eyeliner, a lil blusher and lipstick. I rarely lined my eyes that much since I thought it makes my small eyes look smaller, but it this pic it looks larger...should be more adventurous.
 Some handmade stuffs I made during the blogging hiatus.
 I'm in love with this small bag! It's actually unplanned project, I was making the patchwork first, and thinking how nice the patchwork actually looks, I decided to make it into a bag.
 A large zippered pouch made with fabric with sarawak batik motifs. Not as nice as I imagined, but still pleased with it.
 Lots of small wristlet pouches. It's very addictive to make these.

Lots of brush rolls made from old clothes.

I made a lot of stuffs right?! Sewing is so addictive. Maybe I should make some more and put it on sale. What do you think?

Clarins UV Plus HP & Sunscreen and FDA

It's hard not to like this sunscreen, it is the best sunscreen I'd ever tried, but sadly the most expensive too. It cost around RM158 for 30ml, while my usual Biore Perfect Milk only cost <RM30 for the same volume.

The sample I got is the tinted version as my medium skin is too pigmented for the normal version. I think that is great that Clarins put into consideration of those with medium skin. Everybody knows how sunscreens gives off that undesirable white-cast. This sunscreen do that, but it does it in a good way.
As you can see, the white-cast doesn't look so bad at all, it's definitely tolerable and in overall instantly brightened up my skin.

But what really excites me about this sunscreen is its amazing formula. Unlike Biore Perfect Milk, Clarins UV Plus HP doesn't have alcohol-y smell and not as drying. It's slightly emollient which makes it very easy to apply and spread. But it doesn't makes my skin oily at the end of the day.

p/s:If you read the current FDA rules about sunscreen label, there's something about manufacturer would not be allowed to make sunscreen with SPF higher than SPF 50, because more than 50, the UVB protection is not much greater than SPF 50. So if you got sunscreen with SPF 85, the protection it gives is not much different with SPF 50.

There also a rule regarding the claim being waterproof and water-resistant, FDA if I'm not mistaken gonna ban companies from doing that claim because no sunscreen really actually do that. Most sunscreen is not effective after 2 hours plus and while swimming or sweating, I bet it gonna be rub off or coming off.

Read more here

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bad blogger!!!

Sorry, I'd been neglecting this blog for the longest time ever! More than two weeks...that's really long. Actually, I'm totally uninspired lately. I hardly put on makeup and I haven't bought new makeup for the longest time. I have quite a few drafts halfway done, but I could never actually finish writing it up.

So that supposed to be unannounced hiatus, and I hope it ends with this post. During the hiatus, I've been busy with new hobby. I bought a sewing machine (I always wanted one) and been quite productive. I'd make quite a lot of stuffs and might need to sell it away as I made too many! Sewing is addictive.

My skin condition is still not so good, the redness is getting worse but the acne itself seems to calm down a little. I hope that aspirin mask actually work. I can't wait for it to get better so that I can start using blusher being afraid of highlighting redness on me cheeks.
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