Friday, 7 May 2010

My lips like sugar

I probably have the worst lips in the world. It's dry, sensitive and 90% of the time, chapped. I don't really know what causes it. I have increased my water intake, I take supplements everyday and I hardly ever wear any lipstick. Ah, lipsticks are a total pain in the bum! Most of them seem to make my lips so chapped. It looks great for a day, and overnight I get pain and flaking lips that will last for several days. I have tried different brands but nothing seems to make my lips any better. Because of my sensitive lips, I opt for the pink Vaseline to give some colour to my lips. The only problem is that it doesn't last very long.

As I was searching for its cure on the internet, I found Body Shop Shea Lip Butter. It has beeswax which is good in treating and preventing dry, chapped lips. It comes in a cute small pot of 10ml and has a screw lid, making it a lot much easier to open. I honestly loathe vaselines packaging. One day, I spent ages trying to open it and because of that I had to use my teeth! ewww... Anyway, they have other flavours too such as mango, strawberry, coconut etc. I personally chose Shea lip butter because I thought it was more of a winter thing.

Upon using it, I am very impressed with it's rich texture. It also leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth almost all day. As it is rich and buttery, you don't have to put much on your lips (at least not when you are out as you would probably be walking in public with white lips!) making it lasts a fair amount of time. So far this is definitely my favourite. The packaging, size, texture and smell.. all good for me.

The only downside of this lip butter is that it does not contain SPF and it melts easily in warm temperature. So it is definitely not right for summer.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Fuller, Luscious Hair

I have naturally straight hair and I am blessed that I never had to experience any sorts of damaged, brittled or split ends (touch wood). As much as I consider myself as lucky, I don't have thick full hair that is much desired. My hair is super fine and when it's gone flat, it is as flat as a pancake! So you all know the misery of making it look, well, less dead.

A couple of months ago, I found James Brown London haircare range in Boots. I heard a few good reviews about it (apart from it being inspired by Kate Moss) so I decided to try the thickening shampoo and the mousse.

When I first started using it, I was abit disappointed. It has a manly scent and it didn't lather much. I was told that because it is a gentle cleanser, there is no inexpensive foaming agents such as Sodium laureth sulfate or lauryl sulfate that will create lather. So the next day, I took a close look at the bottle and discovered those two stuff are in the ingredients. Shocking! Or perhaps there is only a little amount of those stuff? I don't know.

Upon my second and third usage, my sister noticed some changes to my hair. My hair was a lot much thicker and voluminous! I noticed it too so I continued using it for the rest of the month (despite the manly scent). I would also apply the Volumising Mousse onto my damp hair if I plan to go out and style my hair. Mousse would normally leave me with sticky and oily hair but definitely not with this one. However, it does leave my hair feeling tacky and stiff after a long day outdoor. The good thing about this moose is that it doesn't make my hair greasy and because the hair is full and voluminous, the curl holds beautifully!

A month after, I noticed that my hair has gone back to normal. Dead. Ahh.. it can be a tedious task searching for the best and right shampoo for my hair. I might just get a body perm next time. So for now, I am using Aussie. It does add some volume to my hair but not sure how long it lasts before it starts losing its effect. Although it is not the best smelling shampoo, it keeps my hair smelling nice!

So would I recommend people buying James Brown London haircare products? Maybe not the shampoo if you like bubbles and nice-smelling hair but definitely the mousse!


Saturday, 1 May 2010

Hello beautiful people..

Warm weather is upon us and I was rather pleased with the lovely weather here in the UK. Now that I am close to graduating, lectures are a distant memory and revisions notes have been thrown out of the window - forever! I have finished all my exams and I have the whole summer stretching out in front of me like a big warm beach. So to prevent sanity loss, I have decided to keep a (new) blog although I am not sure what this blog will be focusing on. For now, I will put up reviews about anything that I can get my hands on which will mainly be beauty related stuff but I will probably end up talking about things in my life too. I'd be very surprise if anyone actually bothers to read my rambling so I try not to over-do it.

So bear with me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog...

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