Friday, February 13, 2009

Ultra Rich Body Cream

Having to spend more than 8 hours a day in air-conditioned office environment really makes your skin dehydrated. I have serious case of skin dehydration which creates white patches all over my legs and arms.

Well, it isn't so obvious on the arms though but very obvious on the legs. I have used many different types of body lotions and body butter but none worked. Hmm...not that they didn't work, it's just that I have to continuously reapply to make it work.

At work, you can't be lifting your leg up on the table or chair just to lotion it, can you?? Obviously, you can't. Not only that is unprofessional, it is also very awkward. You can lotion your arm as and when you want, nobody cares but not leg...ah-ha never the legs...not in the office.

There is a solution to that though, recently I got my L'occitane member card. It so happened the day I went to collect it, L'occitane was celebrating their Shea Butter Anniversary or some sort. They were having promotions for the Ultra Rich Body Cream.

This Ultra Rich Body cream is proven to hydrate the skin for 24 hours. Now, who would believe that especially when I have used many different types of lotions and creams. I had to give the sales girl some chance to explain to me why should I buy their best seller...hehe...well apparently the shea butter content in this cream is concentrated enough that it protects and helps the skin to restore it's hydrolipidic film.

In layman terms it's a fantastic cream just buy it damn it!! :P If it was anywhere else I would have hesitated and I mean I'm not an impulse buyer and I don't just buy it on the first visit to the store, it'll take me months or even years or even until it is discontinued I still won't buy it. My friends would know that.

This time I didn't hesitate coz I have tried L'occitane's other lotions and it is exactly what they claim it to be and that's good. Not everywhere you get what you see or hear.

It cost me RM98 with 5% discount with my card and I even bought their purchase with purchase for some reason I don't know why.

I've been using it for almost 2 weeks now and not once I spotted any white patches on my legs. I don't have to reapply it during the day at all. It is what they say 24 hours protection and it's true. The cream is so concentrated that you only need a thin layer of application and it protects your skins for the whole day.

L'occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream - a good must buy item. Pamper yourselves with good products that actually last longer than you think. In the long run they actually seem a lot cheaper than those cheaper products you think that works the same, actually they don't.

I guess I confused you with that paragraph up there...hehehe...anyways, the Ultra Rich Body Cream comes with 5 different scents. They have Vanilla, Acacia, Rose Bud, Frangipani and Ylang Ylang. I tried all 5 of them and I personally like their Ylang Ylang Flower.

According to some article I found on the internet, In Madagascar, the ylang-ylang is called the 'flower of love' and has been used for centuries in beauty ointments to soothe tension and captivate men with its powdery and sensual fragrance.

Until, today my husband never realized I have extra scent on my body, maybe Ylang Ylang may have captivated the men of Madagascar but it failed to captivate my man. Yet it still captivated me though!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finding fitting clothes

Having proportionate body is horrid when you need to purchase new sets of clothes. Having shoulders the size ‘S’ and waist the size ‘M’. If you try to fit into ‘S’, it makes you look fat exposing your love handles that only your husband might find it beautiful. Fitting into ‘M’ makes you look sloppy, as the shoulders look loose.

Where do you find clothes that actually fit you? Well, last December during Malaysia’s Year End Sale, I stepped into Isetan hoping to find something that fits and cheap. Hey it’s sale, everything was 50% and 70%.

Amazing I found shirts and blouses that fits perfectly on shoulders and waistline, and it is the size ‘S’, I was jumping in joy in the fitting room. So happy that I could finally fit into the size I original couldn’t fit around my waistline.

Happy, I bought 3 shirts and a pleated skirt for work. All which cost me RM200++, I made full use of the 50% - 70% discount, and I even got a 2G thumb drive as part of their promotion. I’ll be visiting Isetan again during the next sale!!

Dark Circles

I have always had dark circles and wrinkles around my eyes; it is sort of a hereditary. Trying to cover them wasn’t easy, I have tried many different kinds of skin care some worked and some didn’t. Those, which worked, were costly and can rarely be found in Malaysia.

Being dark skinned, you can never get the right make up coverage that you should. You’ll be probably end up with the wrong tone. It could be the darkest in the range but still lighter on you. Though you try to ignore that fact, but it shows clearly between your face and neck.

After trying several drug store brands, I settled for Bobbi Brown, they carry colours for all skin tones. No matter how dark or fair you are, you get what you want.

Having to switch from L’Oreal to Bobbi Brown was a smart move for me. All Bobbi Brown’s foundations, concealers and pressed powders are yellow based, therefore they work very well with the skin tone and makes your skin look very natural. You’ll have the slightest feeling that you are actually wearing make up.

It’s just not a comestic brand but ‘THE’ Cosmetic Brand.

Bobbi’s concealer comes in 2 different category, you have to ‘Corrector’ is specially designed for very dark circles and extra coverage and it has to be followed by the ‘Creamy Concealer’ it’s yellow-based to give the natural balance which matches your skin tone. The concealer kit comes with ‘Sheer Loose Powder’ dash a little around the eyes to give that extra hold to the concealer. It’s just like applying pressed powder over your foundation for that extra hold.

Bobbi’s range of foundation is simply the best. They have several ranges for different skin types. I use ‘Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15’, it blends and absorbs into your skin so well that you needn’t apply to your whole face. Just apply only to even tones and cover imperfections. A thin layer will do.

Lastly, just brush over with the Bobbi’s pressed powder and you have a fresh sheer look. So natural, simple and beautiful.

Dark circles, wrinkles around the eye, dark spots and uneven skin tone are all gone. You’ll feel beautiful and confident when you walk out of the house.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


You woke up this morning and realized that your alarm didn’t ring coz you forgot to set it! You only have 30 minutes to get dressed and you normally need 1 hour. What do you do?

Take a quick shower, get dressed, grab your phone and handbag and leave. No wait! You can’t leave without your make up!! You have 15 minutes you can put on full make up.

Blend a little foundation, brush on your pressed powder, draw your liner, mascara your lashes and put on a lip-gloss. You are done!! Simple, sweet and natural look.

That’s all you need!