Friday, November 26, 2010

Revital Review

Rating: 5/5

I used Shisedo Revital EX 1 as I would a toner. I used it after cleansing and then after which I applied my Night Moisture Recharge of Shiseido The Skincare line. I liked that it is very light (like applying water). Also, This got absorbed by the skin quickly and so I did not have to wait a long time before I applied my night moisturizer. There is no scent so it does not layer with my moisturizer's very subtle scent. The packaging is rather heavy as it is in a bottle and also, it is not very economical since you just poured the liquid out, there is no dispenser. Also, the lack of economy is partly my fault because I do not like using cotton, I just directly apply the "lotion". The term lotion is a misnomer because it is not thick at all, its consistency is that of hmm... water. :)

I felt my skin more taut and firm as I used this product. Sadly, I am out of this product and it is a bit on the pricey side. I got mine free from Hong Kong's Lane Crawford boutique. Wish they gave me more though...

I asked from Shiseido boutiques here in the Philippines and was surprised that they actually have the Revital line. I was scolded however because the sales associate said I was too young to be using this. I was looking for they Shiseido Revital Eye Mask which I will blog about next time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cell Tech

Rating: 5/5

I tried using a new moisturizer called Advanced Celeteque. I tried it because it claims that Filipino women used it and said 90% of their lines disappeared. I know this is too much of a promise but I am a sucker that way. Anyway, I got this at only less than 500Php because it was on sale at Watson's. There was a beauty sale of some sort. I was fresh out of my Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 anyway so I thought I would give it a try.

There is no overpowering scent, if there is any at all. I really cannot smell anything. :) It is virtually scentless which for me is a good thing as I am not a fan of layering scents. It glides on smoothly on the face. I like that the container is very light and it does not spill. I have travelled with mine going to Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong and it never spilled. I like that it comes in a pump dispenser so it is very hygienic and economical. Speaking of economical, because it glides on really well, a little goes a long way. This however, does not come with SPF so I still put on sunblock after putting on the moisturizer, which I do anyway even with the moisturizer with SPF. I am just sick like that. :)

I still have lines but I think as an ordinary moisturizer it is still good, given that the price is also so much cheaper than Shiseido. I am still undecided if I will get another bottle or if I would try Estee Lauder's Time Zone. This is really on the pricey side but then again I have earned rebates from Rustan's CitiGold card. It will be like 50% off! I know... why am I obsessing... I just feel like I am aging already. Of course all the running is not helping firm up my skin. Running makes the skin sag but running makes me feel so darn good too... Hmm...

I have been using other products as well but this is all I have to write for now.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gloss to the Max

Rating: 5/5

I just realized how far behind I am in my blogging here. I have tried tons of products already since I last posted here but I have been very busy, shopping was one of the things on the list of things but most of it was work. Seriously!

The product that I cannot get enough of is the Max Factor Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss! It is made in France, it has the most fantastic scent, it is not sticky, easy to apply, nice light container and I got a nice bright pink shade that can be used with or without lipstick. I like to put this on after my Murad Lip Balm so that my lipstick can glide on easily. Yes, I wear lipstick again. :)
This costs under 500Php if my memory serves me right and not only that, I have been using it for months and it is not even half empty yet. Believe me, I use this a whole lot! :)

I like how it makes my lips look really curvy. I think this really delivers. This is the only Max Factor product that I have tried in my life and I love it! :)

In case you are wondering why I did not get my usual L'oreal Glamshine, it's because they stopped making the shade that I liked. Boo.