Sunday, 14 July 2013

Klorane Shampoo with peony

Few months back when I couldn't restock my favourite shampoo (royal wind), i almost went insane. I have extremely sensitive oily scalp and very dry hair ends so finding a shampoo to ease both problems proved to be a huge headache. And it took me many years to find one that works but only to be discontinued just when i needed to stock up! Especially now that I am pregnant and the scalp is more oily and sensitive than before. 

I have tried Japanese brands.... that all claimed to be suitable for itchy scalp and dry hair ends but I felt it was still too rich thus causing my scalp to continue itching. As for organic shampoo, the effect alway seem short lived as I can feel my scalp itchy after few hours. Tried tea tree shampoo as well and it didn't do a single thing for me either. So desperate that i even bought a shampoo meant for - hair fall & breakage control, for flat, oily & normal hair. doesnt even make sense cos how can a shampoo served so many kinds of hair condition. I am confused just reading it...i pitied my poor sensitive scalp. Anyway, that's how desperate i was.

I don't know about you but a itchy scalp can virtually ruin my life. It gives me flakes n bumps all over my scalp and it can be extremely stressful especially in our hot humid weather.  I cannot imagine if I have to go through the ordeal during my confinement.

I think I must have tried 5 to 6 bottles of shampoo, NOPE....7 before before finally finding THE ONE and that is Klorane Shampoo with peony.  This shampoo provides relief to itchy and irritated scalp because of the key ingredient - peony. I am quite please to know that it is also silicone, paraben and sodium chloride free. I felt immediate relief on the first use and on 2nd use my flakes were reduced and itch were lessen!

I am half a bottle through now and my scalp are all happy and healthy! This shampoo doesn't really do much benefit to my dried hair ends but it's not making it worst either so I am sticking to it. I already have 2 new bottles in my  inventory.....just praying hard it will be here forever.

5 out of 5. Retailing at S$18.90 from John little, Watsons and Guardian.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Bourjois Cream Blush....a dream to use!

When i first set my eyes on the cream blusher from Bourjois....i couldnt take my eyes off. Is it the signature round blusher pot or the 4 beautiful colors that i just couldnt make myself walk away from....*gulp* Got to have it! 

So i bought cream blush #3 rose tender home even though there was not discount on it (99% of the time i buy makeup when there is some sort of discount). See....the appearance of this blusher is enough to make me do irrational thing or was it the pregnancy?

I was worry about the blendable ability of this cream blush as some cream blusher can be tricky to blend because of its thick texture. But Bourjois cream blush feels a little oily to touch but it quickly turns into powder upon blending onto the cheeks. It is like second skin, just like what they claimed!! 

Cream blush #3 has a tiny bit of shimmer in it but is very suitable for day cos its also natural looking. I used 2 layers on my face (see right bottom pic) I would use cream blush #4 if i want a more make up look.

Cream blusher can sometimes give people the 'chinese opera' feel but this Bourjois blusher is really sheer so we can layer it on without looking streaky. I used 2 layers of #3 and still look natural *wink*. The cream blush also has a enchanting rose scent which is common in their blushers and powders but its not overpowering unless u hold it very near to your nose. 

I think this blusher is very suitable for beginnners like me. I was trying to decide between a cheek tint and a cream blusher and i am glad i bought the latter. Good to know that this cream blusher contains mango butter extracts to leave skin feeling soft and apricot extracts to enhance skin healthy glow.

Because of its compact size and cream texture, i could just throw it in my bag and not worry about the mess it might bring like powder blusher. So this is now a staple in my makeup bag along with the lip balms.

5 out of 5. Retailing at S$20.90 at Sa Sa and some selected John Little and Watsons stores.