Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bath & Body Works Sea Island Cotton


Hi Vixen,

Today I will do a review about two products that I currently bought. These are Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton Fine Fragrance Mist and Body Lotion.



Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton Fine Fragrance Mist

From the website:
“Introducing our NEW Fine Fragrance Mist. Our beautiful, sophisticated new bottle features a Fine Fragrance pump for a more delicate mist and improved coverage control. Lavishly spritz on your body to lightly scent your skin with our exclusive Sea Island cotton, a clean scent inspired by pure white cotton flowing in fresh ocean air.”

Top Notes: Fresh Bright Floral Accord, Clean Cotton Accord, Drenched Air Accord, Fresh Linen Effect, Wet Green Pear, Blood Orange, Tangerine
Mid Notes: White Muguet, Crisp Orange Flower, Watery Cyclamen, White Freesia, Cotton Blossom Headspace, Dewy Jasmine
Dry Notes: Clean Powder, White Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla Absolute
Aloe conditions and nourishes skin

I believe this is the new packaging of their body spray, I must say I love it. Their old bottle just a plain clear plastic bottle, this one is cuter! Bright and colorful. Sea Island Cotton particularly has a peacock feather design on the bottle. So pretty and girly. The nozzle works well, but I don’t feel any difference from their old packaging. It feels the same.

The packaging definitely win me, but how about the smell? I blindly purchased it, without smelling it first, and unfortunately this is not my favorite, some people might like it but not me. To me it just smells like laundry detergent.  Sharp and powdery. Nothing sweet, nothing fruity, nothing sexy, just a clean detergent scent.

Don’t get me wrong, I love other BBW scent like Warm Vanilla Sugar, Sweet Pea, and Japanese Cherry Blossom, but Sea Island Cotton is just not my cup of tea. I'm going to use it as laundry freshener :)


Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton Body Lotion

The texture is just lovely. Creamy and moisturizing without being oily. My skin feels great after using it. Just the perfect consistency. The downside is, same like the body spray, I don't enjoy the smell :( I wish the scent could have been sweeter. Not straight up detergent.

So have you tried Sea Island Cotton? what do you think of them? what is your favorite scent from BBW? tell me in the comment below.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holy Grail Product Review: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk


Hi Vixen,

Today I will review one hair product that changes my entire life! It seriously makes my life easier! It is Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk.



I have a fine texture hair but a lot of it.  The scalp gets oily easily, the ends are dry. Wash my hair become a hard work for me, it takes a very long time to air-dried, if I decide to sleep with wet hair, in the morning it still be damp and oily. Dry my hair with hair dryer take a long time, about 45 minutes! It seriously a lot of work.

Before using this dry shampoo, I washed my hair once a day. If I don’t, my hair gets really oily and nasty looking. I have tried to ‘train’ my hair for about 4-5 months. Washing it every other day or every 3 days on the weekend.  It didn’t work out. My hair still produces a lot of oil.

After I used this dry shampoo, I can wash my hair every other day. I use this dry shampoo between hair washing. Very much helpful, I just shake the can, spray it to my scalp and hair (not too close!), then brush it.

I just love this product! Let me show you the pros and cons

Pros

      It gives my oily scalp more volume
         It removes the appearance of oily hair
      It doesn’t give me a product build-up
      It doesn’t give me a white residue

Cons

      Not really a ‘con’ but I wish it has better scent. I wish it could mask the smell of dirty hair (ewww!)
      Quickly run out. Maybe after a 4 weeks it completely gone.  It is pretty expensive for me. The last time I paid SGD $ 13.95  for this product. But it is very much worth it for me.

So, have you ever tried this product? What is your favorite dry shampoo? What supposedly better dry shampoo than Klorane? Tell me on the comment below.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

59 Beauty Use of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly


Hi Vixen,
There are some of Vaseline jars all over my home, for years it becomes a staple in my beauty arsenal, I will never live without it. So here are 59 beauty use of Vaseline.



Hair
1. It can be applied as a base on the hair before applying hair dyes to prevent scalp irritation.
2.To prevent hair relaxing chemicals from burning your skin.
3. Apply a little to your hair line to tame fly-aways.
4. Conditions hair pre-shampooing.
5. Mix with conditioner for a deep nourishing treatment.
6. Reduces scaling and itching associated with dandruff, just don’t use to much on your scalp.
7. Remove chewing gum from your hair – it slides right off.
8. Use just a touch on the ends of your hair to hide dry and split ends.
9. Straighten bangs when they become curly.

Face
10. Rub a little on the cheek bone for a nice glow.
11. Add a small amount to lipstick to create a cream blush for your cheeks.
12. As a facial moisturizer for dry skin.
13. Can help improve condition of those with atopic eczema.
14. I heard it helps in skin healing after cosmetic surgery.
15. Apply to the skin around nose when you have a cold to heal peeling skin.
16. If your concealer is too dry, mix with a little bit of Vaseline to make it spread easily.
17. Use it to protect your facial skin from extreme cold weather.

Eye
18. Use it as an eye cream, I heard that Tyra Banks swears by this trick.
19. As a waterproof eye makeup remover.
20. Tames unruly eyebrows.
21. Use Vaseline as an after shave for your eyebrows to help brow pencil glides easily.
22. If your brows getting itchy, use a thin layer of Vaseline.
23. Mix it with an eyeshadow to give more intense pigment.
24. Apply it on top of eyeshadow to give a glossy look.
25. Remove false eyelash glue from your lash line.
26. As lash conditioner.

Lips
27. Use it on a dry lip.
28. Use as a Lip gloss.
29.  Applied on teeth before applying lipstick to prevent lipstick from sticking on them. Beauty pageant contestants use this trick.
30. Put a thick layer on your lips, scrub it with a soft tooth brush.
31. To prevent lipstick stains napkins.

Body
32. Mix with sea salts or sugar for a moisturizing body scrub.
33. Heavy duty moisturizer for elbows, knees, and hands
34. As a massage gel.
35. Applied on pulse points before spritzing perfume to make the scent last longer.
36. Helps heal and protect new tattoos.
37. Rub it to a paper cuts to prevent scaring.
38. Gives a nice glow to your body.
39. If you want to apply shimmer or glitter on your body, Vaseline helps as an adhesive.
40. If you use a fake tan, apply a small amount on dry spots to prevent uneven tanning.
41. Generously apply Vaseline all over, before taking flights to combat associated dryness.
42. Apply on mosquito bites. It works reduce the itching.
43. Mixing your favorite body lotion with Vaseline for more moisturizing feeling without being too greasy.
44. Use as skin soother after spending a day at the beach.
45. Apply to fading scars to speed up the healing process.
46. Mix with some essential oils for a spa-like experience.
47. Put  1 or 2 table spoon in a hot bath water.

Nails
48. Make your old manicure look new again – rub a small dab over the polish.
49. PutVaseline on cuticles for softer feel.
50. Also apply to your toes after your pedicure has gone a little dull.
51. After remove your nail polish, rub a Vaseline to moisturize your dry cuticle.

Feet
52. Put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks.
53. As a shaving gel, for best results apply to wet legs.
54. Can be used to smooth and soothe skin after shaving.
55. Rub it on your heels, toes, or any place on your feet to prevent blister caused by a new shoes.

Other
56. Rub Vaseline on the neck of your nail polish bottles so the cap easier to open.
57. Use it on your finger to insert ring or take them off. It easier.
58. Use a tiny dab to put a shine on your shoes and bags.
59. Lubricates ear lobes, helps to make earring insertion easy and painless.

So, what do you use your Vaseline for? Tell me on the comment below.




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