Tuesday, July 14, 2009

She - sei - Do It!

I just realized that I have not posted about my most favorite facial wash in the whole wide world *gasp*!I know during my adolescent years a.k.a. oily face years I was using Shiseido Pureness Gentle Cleansing Foam (which I have reviewed here) but during my twenties I have been using Shiseido The Skincare's Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam. When you buy, you have to be very specific with the sales associate because there was this one time when I asked my husband to buy for me and I told him the name of the product, he was given the Shiseido The Skincare's Purifying Cleansing Foam (I have reviewed this too!) instead. Most of the time my preferred facial wash is not in stock and the associates insist that they are one and the same. They are not. The Purifying Cleansing Foam has beads the Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam does not! I love how this Foaming Wash locks in moisture on one's face. I also love the scent of this foaming wash but most importantly, I love how it feels on my skin when I lather up.

The packaging is very light and so it's easy to pack and never spills. Trust me, I always pack this along wherever I go.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Poor Pores...

Rating: 1/5

I have always been obsessed with making my pore size look smaller. Fact is, there is no way to make it smaller than it already was when you were born but... if your pores are harboring dirt and grime then they may look bigger and darker than they are. When I heard about Shiseido's Pureness line's Pore Minimizer Cooling Essence I thought it was the miracle that my brother and I were looking for. Not.

It did nothing for our skin. I am a Shiseido fan but this product did absolutely nothing. We never got to finish the tube because it does not work.

You might tell me, I did not use the Pore Purifying Warming Scrub that's why it did not work. Not. We bought the two tubes and much to our dismay, they were both useless. It did not even feel warm on my skin. I really think both products did a lousy job. Its only saving grace (not really enough to save it ) is its smell. It smells nice.

If you want an effective way to reduce the size of pores use the Estee Lauder Idealist line. I guarantee you that it will work because it worked for me. I mean really, the result was fantastic. I used it months before my wedding day and everyone (while I was using the line) complimented me about how nice my skin was. :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Isn't it Dove-ly!

Rating: 5/5

I am really obsessing with with hands lately, thanks to the H1N1 scare. I always have an alcohol bottle in my bag, something that I did not do pre-H1N1. The virus has changed my lifestyle really, from the way I pop Berocca everyday to the alcohol I apply on my hands more than what is normal. In fact my hands are beginning to dry! I hate how it does that to my hands.

So the other day, while I was in a department store, I realized I should look for a hand lotion. I have brought to school my nice smelling Burberry Weekend lotion but it does not do much for my hands. Hands need more moisture than the rest of our body. As I looked around, I found out that Dove (my favorite brand of soap that I have reviewed here too) now has a Beauty Hand Cream. I use a pea size amount on my hands and it goes a long way. My hands have greatly improved after I have started applying it since three days ago! The scent is also subtle and nice. The packaging is very light and small so you can carry it in your purse. Each tube is 75 mL and fetches for 127Php give or take, am not sure how much it is sold in other department stores but am pretty sure this is cheaper than Kiehl's. :)

Now I have on my table a bottle of alcohol and my Dove Beauty Hand Cream to keep my hands clean and soft. :)