Thursday, 29 September 2011

Review: Trilogy Cream Cleanser

Trilogy Cream Cleanser 200ml RM 118
( Bought at discounted price RM108 )

I have bought 3 types of cleansers since April and it seems that I can never find the right one for me. One works rather decently but had a beer scent to it. The other is good for deep cleansing but too oily for everyday use. I was hopeful for the last one but it was drying to my skin and gave me breakouts. Sigh!

I had been eying on Trilogy's Cream Cleanser for a while now because I have heard great reviews on this item. However, I was reluctant to buy then because of the price. I had never spent over RM100+ for any type of cleansers! But after going through 3 failed cleansers ( that cost less than RM100 ), I caved in and see if cleansers ( that cost more ) do does it's job.

So how was the verdict?

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Eucalyptus Oil and It's Uses

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I bought a bottle of Eucalyptus a few months ago and my initial use of it is to treat my husband with his sinus problems. So far, I only use it once with my room diffuser to disinfect and clear my room air. With the hazy situation and the flu bug that we are experiencing now in our country, I think it's time for me to use it more often. But, are there any other uses of this oil rather than just using it with a room diffuser? Yes and here is a list of uses that I discovered:


Eucalyptus oil has a fresh distinctive odor and is the most powerful antiseptic with several disinfectant properties. It also has a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, that relieves pain and soothes.

It's Uses:

  • Commonly use as chest rubs or decongestants. Mix 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply as chest rub.
  • Clear nasal passages ( noseblock ) or respiratory system. Put 2-3 drops of oil to a steam inhalation.
  • Purify a sickroom during illness or antibacterial spray for kitchen and bathroom. Add 20-30 drops of oil to 300ml water in a spray bottle and spray into the room to kill the germs.
  • Muscle or joint rub. Mix 3 drop of Eucalyptus oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of Chamomile  to 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply to joint for soothing effect.
  • Insect repellent.
  • As an antiseptic gargle.
  • Removal of tar from clothes. Apply a few drops of oil to the area and wipe the tar gently using a clean cloth
  • Helps ease rheumatism, arthritis and muscular aches.
Even though Eucalyptus oil has many benefits, one should be careful to use it. It can cause skin irritation and should be use in moderation. Eucalyptus oil is very stimulating and it is not advisable to use it on anyone who is pregnant or suffers from high blood pressures, heart disease, hypertension and epilepsy.

Where do I get my essential oil?

Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil ( from Garden of Wisdom )
Price: USD 3.85 ( MYR 11.97 ) for 30 ml

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

DIY: My Neroli Body Oil

I discovered my love for body oils when I first bought my first bottle from Weleda. I love body oils and I find that it works so much better than body lotion. I love applying them after shower at night and the next morning, you willl wake up with smooth and supple skin.

This time, I decided to be a little adventurous by doing my own body oil when I ran out of my Weleda and Burt's Bees oils. I did a little research on DIY sites and found the right percentage by incorporating my favourite carrier and essential oils.

I like oils that are moisturising, regenerative and anti-oxidant..and that is why I choose the oils below for my body oil. Feel free to select any carrier oils of your choice or anything that is suitable for you should you like to embark on doing your own DIY body oil.

My carrier oils are:

Jojoba Gold Oil- Moisturising and anti-oxidant.
Avocado Oil- Regenerative with vitamins A, B, D and E, emollient, slows aging, repairing, stimulates collagen.
Apricot Kernel Oil- Vitamins A and E, absorbs well, soothing and moisturising.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ever wondered if I do wear makeup?

( Picture taken from Clubcorey)

For those who are regulars to my blog do know that I always blog about products ranging from skincare, haircare, bodycare to personal hygiene and seldom..or never about makeup. And I am sure many of you would wonder "Does this woman ever wear makeup at all?"

The answer is : Yes, I do.....Only on weekends or on special occasions...:P

Reason being I am such is that I run my own business from home. Of course, wearing makeup for special occasions do include meeting up with my clients or friends, going for a nice dinner with hubby or attending weddings.

Seeing my need to wearing makeup is only applicable to special occasions would obviously result to: A very limited makeup stash.

I am always in awe with bloggers who have so many chances to try new colours or new makeup products almost all the time. And they have VAST amount of products ranging from brushes, face powders, eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushers.

However, I am a simple girl and my makeup is fairly simple with basic colours too, which I think will last for 365 days! Wanna peek to my makeup 'collection'? Brace yourself.....

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Review: Giovanni Vitapro Fusion Leave- In Hair Treatment

Giovanni Vitapro Fusion Leave-In Hair Treatment 147ml RM 35.90
( Discounted price RM 28.72 )

I have heard of this brand through blogs from overseas and was rather surprised to find this selling at Sasa stores. Giovanni, which hails from USA, is relatively new to the market in Malaysia which is skewed towards using natural ingredients and most of the products do not contain SLS, SLES or Parabens. Though they are not certified organic, most of the ingredients that they use in their products are.

I love leave-in conditioners and I find them very suited to my hair. However, for the past years, I have been using conditioners that do not contain natural ingredients and finding one product that is 'natural' base for hair is a rare find. I was delighted when I find that this product DO uses very natural ingredients and the price is fairly reasonable too. So I took this home with me and have been using this product for 2 months now!

Wanna know how does this product fare for me?

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Review: EO Everyday Shampoo and EO Soothing Shower Gel

EO Everyday Shampoo French Lavender 250ml SGD 18.50 / RM 46.80
Sample EO Soothing Shower Gel French Lavender

I just adore the smell of lavender and any product which carries the scent of lavender, will be the first to be picked up by me. This scent really puts me in a calming and relaxing mode, which I am so in need of those these days.

I picked up this shampoo during my July haul from Milagro Trading as I have heard some pretty good reviews about this product. I was also interested in trying their shower gel and was pretty happy that Milagro Trading managed to give me a sample of this for me to try.

I am pretty new to EO, though they have been around for 16 years and hails from Marin County, CA of USA. EO is a family owned and operated, Certified Organic Manufacturer of personal care products using the highest grade of natural and certified organic ingredients. To learn more about their story, click HERE.

EO products certainly sounds pretty impressive and does their product worked well for me?

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Do you use a separate towel for your face?

(Image taken from Better Homes and Garden)

I use to practice this habit when I was young but as years go by, I kinda dropped this good habit and resort to the usual '2 in 1 habit', which is using my bath towel for my face as well!

Recently, I adopted back the good old habit when I was experiencing bad breakouts and allergy due to an unsuitable product. ( Read my experince HERE ) I was really concern with the allergy and I will try other methods to not to aggrevate it further.

By using a separate towel for my face, it had helped me to calm the condition and even promotes faster healing! I also noticed that I have fewer breakouts ( especially at my forehead ) and I haven't found any blackheads at my chin area. I know now that I can never go back to using my bath towel for my face EVER again. The thought of it gives me visions of germs and bacteria, eating their way to my pores to find a new home.

I have also discovered that there are several benefits by adopting this good habit, which:

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Are you particular about your cotton pads?

Suzuran Attirer 100% Cotton Puff 120pcs RM 9.90

I admit that I am! I wasn't that particular last time until I started to use this baby. It have completely change my views and preference on cotton pads. Crazy, I know.

Below are some that I have tried and used before and it is sadly a meh to me.

Premier Facial Cotton ( Picture not available )
Daiso Facial Puffs ( Picture not available )

I used to be trifty when it comes to facial cottons. I am not keen in spending so much on something which I will throw after using it for toner or removing makeup.

However, my views and preference changed when I discovered Suzuran 100% Cotton Puffs. I was pretty amazed on how delicate it feels on my skin when I use it to remove my makeup. The performance is a far cry from those I have used before because the previous ones will either slowly wear off, leaving bits of cotton shreads on my face, with a few strokes.

The thing I like most about this puff is that it is not abrasive to my skin at all. It is gentle enough for not leaving my skin with unslightly red marks.

So do share, are you quite picky when it comes to using your regular items such as cotton pads?

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil and What Did I Use It For

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I absolutely love the smell of does my hubs. I find it really soothing when exhaled and it will automatically put me in a calm and relaxing mode. I usually get my staples from L'occitane ( be it lotions, shampoos, etc ) but I do find that their pure essential oil is a bit too expensive for me to purchase.

Recently, I found out about Milagro Trading and was glad that I bought my EO from there at a reasonable price. I also found out that there are lots of different types and grades of lavender oil that one needs to be aware if they are getting the right and a high grade of this oil before purchasing. In this post, I will be sharing with you on the common ones, pricing grades, as well as their benefits and uses.

Where does it come from?
Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.

Common Types of Lavender Oil ( from lowest to high )

Lavender ( 40/42 ) or lavandula officinalis
Origin: France
Most floral scent of all lavenders but therapeutic levels are the lowest. However, it is recognised as having some strong properties. Has a floral, herbaceous fresh scent with balsamic woody undertone.
Price: Lowest

Lavender Mont Blanc or lavandula augustfolia
Origin: France
Scent is similar to common Lavender Population but subtle differences in tones due to different growing conditions.
Price: Average

Lavender Malliette or lavandula augustifolia
Orgin: France
A hybrid of the true Lavender and widely use in aromatheraphy and perfumery industry.
Price: Medium

Lavender Blugarian or lavandula augustifolia
Origin: Blugaria
Very therapeutic grade comparable in status to the better known Lavender Population. It has a rich lavender floral scent, fruitier, mellower and less champoraceous than Lavender 40/42. Smells more like fresh lavender.
Price: Medium High

Lavender Population or lavandula augustfolia
Origin: France
Sweet, green scent that speaks well in therapy.
Price: High

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