Thursday, September 24, 2015

review: Essential CC Oil & Night Care Milk

this month, Essential launched their new leave on treatment range with the brand new CC Oil & Night Care Milk. i'm pretty excited with their launching as my hair always in a need for a treatment products and Essential is one of my favorite hair care brand in the market.
do you know what external environmental factors and own personal habits contribute to stress our hair?
*each one below represent the yellow balls above with their frustration faces*

blow drying: heat damage/friction
the process of blow drying removes moisture from the hair, both outside & inside of the hair - leaving hair dry, brittle and susceptible for further damage

combing: friction to hair cuticles due to daily combing
combing through wet hair causes great hair damage as the hair follicle is at the most fragile state. likewise the friction caused by combing through dry hair can form hair knots which makes hair prone to unnecessary breakage

split ends: fraying of hair shaft due to dry and brittle hair
the end of your hair are the oldest and driest parts. when the protective hair cuticle is destroyed at the end of the hair, the hair splits into two or more parts

hair breakage
besides daily heat styling, blow drying and brushing, other seemingly harmless actions like tying your hair into a tight ponytail or twirling your hair with your fingers exert excessive stress on your hair, resulting in hair breakage 

dryness: dry hair that felt rough
exposure to the sun, wind or even air-conditioning can result in hair dryness. the hair cuticle that protects the hair is weakened and is unable to retain moisture within the cuticles of the hair
Essential CC Oil comes to help with the 5 factors above. and CC stands for Cuticle Care. CC Oil forms a protective coat around each hair strand and protects hair from the 5 factors above leaving hair smooth and tangle-free all day!
usage:
after towel drying, dispense an approriate amount onto palm.
spread and apply evenly onto wet or dry hair, concentrating on mid-length to tip. 
do not rinse off

ingredients:
my review:
this is the results on "before" & "after" usage of CC Oil. overall, i'm a very satisfied customer on this product. my hair tends to get frizzy and tangle easier this day and i have to use huge amount of conditioner to prevent hair knots. i tried applied CC Oil in the morning before i off to work and after application, i was amazed with the results. the formula is light-weight and not greasy at all, my hair felt smoother and i can't stop smelling my hair because of the floral fragrance in the CC Oil.

beside the 5 factors of hair stresses, there is another type calls Pillow Friction! and what is it?

pillow friction is:
  • when you toss and turn at night, there is friction between your hair and the pillow causing the cuticles to be misaligned
  • misaligned cuticles creates frizz resulting in the fabulous lion’s mane the next morning
  • washing your hair will ‘reset’ the mane which is why many women have no choice but to wash and blow dry their hair in the morning before going to work 1) these women may not have the habit of bathing in the morning and is only doing so just so to fix their hair 2) they would rather have more time for their beauty sleep than go through this hassle and routine of washing and blow-drying in the morning
Essential Night Care Milk is to protect your hair from pillow friction by leaving a protective coat around each hair strand and prevent misaligned cuticles when hair rubs against the pillow cases leaving hair more manageable next morning.
 usage: 

after towel drying, dispense an appropriate amount onto palm
spread and apply evenly onto wet hair or dry hair, concentrating on mid-length to tip
do not rinse off

ingredients:

my review:
i applied night care milk before i went to sleep the other night. the formula is creamy, rich and non-greasy milk easily absorbed into my hair and leave a great floral scent. the next morning, my hair didn't went as crazy as before and manageable too. the greatest thing is i don't have to comb my hair! save me a lot of time :)
both products are definitely my go-to-hair-products-everyday now. and the packaging are definitely suitable for me to do traveling too, which did not used up a lot of space.
price:

Essential CC Oil: S$11.90
Essential Night Care Milk: S$11.90
Both products are available at all leading supermarkets and pharmacies

for more information, you may visit Essential Singapore

there's a game here:
play Essential's Mane Hero Facebook Game and combat the 5 evils Hair Stress Brothers & Persky Pillow King and win attractive weekly prizes. click here for the games


*this post is sponsored by Essential & Sample Store - all my reviews above are sincerely my own*

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

review: my beauty diary - vanilla moisturizing aroma mask

if you have being long-time reader in my blog, you may aware how much i adore beauty masks and how important masks are in my beauty routine. i even did a few reviews about sheet masks on here, here, and here

"my beauty diary" is one of my all-time-favorite-masks in this beauty world. it is one of the leading taiwanese skincare brand and slowly became no.1 selling mask in singapore, hong kong & taiwan. "my beauty diary" offers huge varieties of sheet masks and eye masks with an affordable price to suit everyone needs.
this round, i tried vanilla moisturizing aroma mask which functions as moisturizing and nourishing agents for skin. vanilla sounds "ice-cream" to me and i was excited to try it out, imagining my face with a layer of vanilla ice-cream. ha!
i always amazed with the sheet masks produced by "my beauty diary" as the size of the sheet masks are definitely fit comfortably on "bigger face feature" like me and the sheet masks are in the perfect structure to deliver serum into my skin layers within that precious 20 minutes.
did i mention that this masks smells great? i felt relaxing while using the mask :)
 and the ingredients as below:
although most people applied masks for 20 minutes, i always went for 30 minutes if the sheet mask was still in the wet condition. and i always always amazed with the results after application.
as i have busy schedule lately, i totally ignored my skin conditions. i started to have redness and huge pores around cheeks area. after one application, i saw amazing results. my skin was smoother than before. my complexion was brighter and my pores were smaller. below are the non-edit photos as a prove.
no ugly women, just lazy one - am i right?



the pros:
-effective results after one application e.g smoother skin, smaller pores, brighter complexion
-affordable price (S$14.50/10 pieces) - you may purchase online
-sheet masks cover perfectly on "bigger face feature" e.g me!
-do not contain paraben preservatives and alcohol

the cons:
-sticky feeling after, which i have to wash off with water after serum drying up

how much i love this product: 8.2/10

*i got this sample mask from sample store, a tryvertising website*

Friday, September 4, 2015

and that's ice cream - as simple as that


recently i realized that the simplest thing in this world could make me feeling blissful and content too, and really worked well in turning my mood from superb negative to positive again.

and that's ice cream - as simple as that

school holidays started two weeks ago and i'm totally enjoying every moments every day. before that of course, i went on with a stage of revision and examinations. which was depressing as i worked on daytime too. i underwent a critical situation where 24 hours were not enough for me, i'm truly poor in time management.

yet, i try to face every pieces of tension bravely and now i felt free!! during that time, i remembered ice cream gave huge motivations to me.

ice cream can heals everything in this world. whenever i have difficulties, ice cream is the best soothing dessert which helps me to relax and think a little wisely. i'm glad i found my comfort food. you should try too :)

ah, please forget about that stupid calories when you eat ice cream