Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ahava Anyone??

I was trodding along aimlessly one Friday evening after knocking off and I bumped into this new shop, Ahava at Junction 8 selling beauty care products infused with the goodness of dead sea minerals....

Cue *retail therapy*!! It's been a hard week at work afterall.... :o)

Lifting some information from the brochure:
...... Minerals are crucial in enabling cell metabolism - real triggers of the skin's natural functions. They aid in the transfer and retention of moisture into the skin's top layers, detoxify skin cells and fight premature aging.......
And the haul -

Soaps, Bath Salts, Mineral Mud
Dead Sea mineral mud - meant for soothing and purifying of the skin and it's meant to help detox the body after leaving it on for 7-15 minutes. This mud treatment for the body promises to be a little messy in the shower, but the effects might be worth all the trouble afterall. Have full intention to use this in the showers within the week, shall report back on the effects of it....

Dead Sea Mineral Mud

Dead Sea Bath Crystals - Ok, I don't have a bath tub and this product is meant to be used as a bath salt but I bought it anyway!! The salt crystals are rich in minerals and it will help to rejuvenate your skin after soaking in the mineral infused water.

So how do I intend to us it without a bath tub in sight?? According to the SA, I can scoop a tablespoon of the crystals into a tiny bowl of water, dissolve it and soak a shower cloth in it before rubbing it all over the body. Again, not sure how this would work out exactly but definitely sounds intriguing enough to have a go......

Dead Sea Bath Crystals

Mineral Salt Soap - This is the most basic product that I have walked out of the shop with: soaps!! This soap contains a special blend of dead sea minerals essential to healthy skin. In addition, this is a soapless soap that will cleanse as it revitalize and restores the skin's natural pH.

Mineral Salt Soap

This is really a relatively new range of products in Singapore and I cant find much reviews on it even after googling it. Really looking forward to trying all the stuff out in the showers and report back... :o)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bath & Body Works Haul

This post is only made possible by the kind act of friends lugging the seemingly endless bottles of Both & Body Works lotion all the way from the States back to Singapore and then handing them over to me.... The results - a happy Joey clutching her 9 bottles of body lotion and then not knowing where to stash them in her room that's already brimming with such stuff.... :o)
Signature Collection:
  • Wild Honeysuckle
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Twilight Woods
  • Sensual Amber
  • Velvet Tuberose
  • Sea Island Cotton
  • Butterfly Flower

Classic Collection:

  • Cherry Blossom
  • Peony

I can't wait to dive into these body lotions and try it out for myself.... But bearing in mind the truckloads of body lotions I've amassed in my collection, I guess it's only wise to really use up the older ones first before they turn bad. I hate to do this, but I really do need to impose a ban on purchasing further body lotions till I finish some cause I can start seeing my money going down the drain with some turning rancid before they're used up... :o(

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Beauty Lemming Going Out of Whack??

I'm just going to be direct for this post - I bought a hella lot of facial masks. I don't know when I will be able to finish all these masks before they expire bearing in mind that i already have a drawer full full of them but I will definitely need to try. So let's share the love around.... :o)

Aqua Sense masks from Watsons going for SGD12.90 for 12 sheets on normal days and now they're having a 20% + 5% off the regular price if you're a Watsons member. I've tried the SOD Red Wine masks from the same series before and I really like the fit as well as the effect after using it. Hence, I picked up the lavender and natto masks taking into account the attractive prices. The lavender masks are meant for relieving, moisturizing and soothing whereas the natto series is meant for deep and long-lasting hydration.

Clay masks from Nature Republic. I'd be honest and say that I picked these up purely because of the innovative packaging. Stay tune to know how the masks work out to be....

My hot picks from TFS - Detox and Anti-oxidation gel masks and their white tree black alchemy brightening mask. These are re-pruchases for me so I really like the performance of both of these masks.A new area that I've recently forayed into.... DIY masks with moisturizing lotion of toner. I've only tried this a couple of times and I've done it so sparse and few in between that it would really be unfair to comment on how these DIY masks match up to those availabe off the shelf.
I'm going to spend most of the time during this Chinese New Year period to jump start on my beauty regime again. I've been so stressed out with work of late that the only I've done is to cleanse my face and sleep. Yes... I skipped all the toning and moisturizing let alone the masks that I should have done. But before that....
Happy valentines' day everyone!!!! May all be happy in the coming year... :o)