It’s New Zealand – of Queenstown and Christchurch

Shotover Jet Queenstown

Shotover Jet Queenstown – It wasn’t so miserably “blue” as depicted in this pic, it was my cam… that cold hearted woman of mine.

Shotover Jet Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown - New Zealand

breathtaking.

breathtaking.

Flowers.

Flowers.

postcard perfection.

postcard perfection.

breath-- taaakkkinngg..

breath–
taaakkkinngg..

Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

a twist,

Francis Bacon.

TOO LATE, WILL BLOG MORE DECENT PICS TOMORROW! ENJOY FOR NOW!

Apologies

The worst scenatio is when you’ve done wrong but no one to apologize to. :/

OMG IM SO SORRY I HAVENT BLOGGED! AAAAHHHH….

Here’s my quasi-legit excuse, I just came back from NZ! Phew!

Will update pics soon when me get my lappie online.

Here’s a little something to cheat my way by.

Lol.

Peace.

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(why do i need two mascaras i dont know! Btw my first maybelline since 08 :p)

Review : Biotherm WHITE D-TOX BB Cream

Finally, the quest for the ultimate BB cream is over, time to kiss goodbye.  This quest has required patience, many misses (wastage), precious money spent, and man, am I glad to declare it over.  “We are bringing our boys home,” says The President.

It took me 2 months of waiting to get my hands on this BB Cream, while there are Biotherm counters everywhere, but I had tried, and convinced of this BB Cream at a specific counter in one of my outstation travels.  The fact I have been in sales all my life, it’s a matter of principle that I reward the purchase to the one that convinced me.

These principles would soon be the death of me one day, sigh.

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What draws me to this BB Cream is its oil-free formula.  As most BB creams can definitely punch in day long hydration, sun protection and skin tone evenness, it’s hard to see a BB cream claims itself to be OIL-FREE.  This BB Cream’s priced at RM140 for a mere 30ml, price is a lil steep I’d say.  Consider the fact that my work requires outdoor fieldwork and that I’d doubt if this RM140 would last over a month.

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The Experience

I had taken an instant liking to this BB cream immediately and reaffirmed after purchasing it.  Why?  The oil control is amazing and unbelievable!  From 9am until 10pm I didn’t have shine on my face, I didn’t have the need the blot, I didn’t feel oily on my face, all under the challenges of hot humid weather.  I never had a foundation/face base that ever offers such excellent oil-control.  I did powder over it with my Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder but I find this loose powder’s oil-control ability a crying shame so I give the BB cream the full credit to my total shine-free face.  I’m sure oily-skin folks know what I’m talking about when throughout mid day you wipe your face with fingers/hands, in the effort of physically removing the layer of oil on the surface of your face.

COLOR AND TEXTURE

COLOR AND TEXTURE

There is a special technique required to apply this BB cream from Biotherm in order to achieve the most natural effect.  As I was taught, you are to pat the BB cream gently across the face.  I’ve yet to fully master this technique.  With given time… with given time.

Swatch

Swatch

The only problem I have is it’s too fair for my skin.  After careful examination, I find it carries pink undertone.  I experimented with different amounts and resulted the same.  It is glaringly obvious my face is a solid shade fairer than my neck, and I am usually light shade.  I mean, being the cheapskate that I am, this BB cream is just far too precious and expensive for me to liberally apply over my neck.  So yeah, how does a cheapskate do it?  I use my ZA True White Liquid Foundation on my neck.  Hah!  My secret joy of finding a discount!

*SSSSHHHHHH……*

The Verdict

  • Extremely good oil-control
  • Pink undertone, may not suit all skin tone despite your shades.
  • Pricey for only 30ml content.

The Conclusion

This seems to be the conclusion I have for every episode of my reviews.  if you don’t have oily-skin issue, you don’t have to resort to this unless you take a fancy in the shade.  The world of skincare seems tipped on the side of dry skin people.  If you have dry skin, many drug store brands offer fantastic and natural coverage whilst delivering moisture to your skin, e.g. Freshel BB Cream, Kate BB Gel Cream, and what not.  World is doing you a favour, dry skin peeps.

**EDIT :  I’VE DELETED, TAKEN OFF THE TOP 2 PICTURES AND POST ‘EM UP AGAIN, TOTAL SEQUENCE  LAUNCHED @ 2 ATTEMPTS.  STILL SAME.  APOLOGIZE FOR THE GLITCH THERE.

Post Review : Atopiclair Cream

Heyo, this is gonna be a fairly short post.  A little correction is needed in my previous post on The Atopiclair Cream.

After being sampled a few sachets, I then got myself a commercial tube of Atopiclair Cream 40g.  It comes compact in a small metal tube.  Whilst previously I was attacked by acute dry skin, this bout I was victimized by the insane heat in the past few weeks.  My skin was breaking out everyday, heat rash recurring every few hours, itches flaring up every blink of an eye, I was always holding the wheel on one hand and scratching on the other.  I had… no peace.

Having properly acquired the commercial product, I then get a better taste of it so here I would like to make some correction.  In my previous post, I said that there is a hinge of oiliness where as in actual fact, there is NONE.  The cream is actually such a dry cream, not lubricative at all, as in, it’s not even emollient enough to massage over your skin twice.  So that’s one that I would like to clarify, but everything else stays correct in terms of its ingredients, mode of actions, efficacy and its claims.

And second of it all, I had used it the wrong way totally.  I had used it in the way you would a normal moisturiser, hah!  The horror, that’s completely wrong.  It is to be used like a medicated cream (except it’s not), that you only dot and rub on the rashes or the allergy spots.  I rubbed it all over my legs.  No wonder it is so.. “dry”.

Just to reinforce the messages again, if you suffer from atopic dermatitis or eczema and you don’t think it’s severe enough, or you try to avoid the usage of corticorsteriods, Atopiclair Cream is a really genuine product with organic ingredients as a holistic treatment as compared to Corticosteroids (if that’s not your cup of tea).  Even if the severity escalates, you can use in conjunction with corticorsteroids.  Just make sure, you wash your hands thoroughly if you ever touch corticorsteroids.

That is all.

Atopiclair Lotion - Sampler

Atopiclair Lotion – Sampler