Monday, August 30, 2010

CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara, Very Black

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I have been itching for this mascara as Aubrey (Fafinettex3) from the States has been talking about this. As CoverGirl has vanished from Singapore many years back, I ordered this through one of the spree from the States. It retails for USD8.50, and there is usually a "buy a CoverGirl and get the 2nd 50% off" promotion.

The brush for this mascara is fatter than normal, but I have no problems applying it. I used this as a everyday mascara, which means I applied it without curling my lashes. I believe I should not curl my lashes on a daily basis to avoid breakages.  This mascara is easy to apply, doesn't clumps and I like to do it in the zig-zag manner. I am kind of lazy and usually apply just a single coat. I like the way it lengthens and thicken my lashes, without that very "dramatic" look.  Although it is labelled "waterproof", it was a little more water resistant than a regular mascara. I have oily eyelids and watery eyes. Therefore, after a few hours, I had smudges on my lower eyelids which I have to wipe off. This is definitely not the worst mascara that I have used, MAC Plush Lash smudges terribly on me.  I feel that if I applied the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer to eyelids and lashes before applying LashBlast, it can help to prevent the smudges better. 

Although this is waterproof, I have no problems removing it as I use Beaute de Kose Ultimation Softening Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup.

This is definitely an affordable mascara for daily use. I guess it will work wonder for those girls out there with dry to normal complexion. Although this mascara creates a natural long and thick lashes, I am still searching for the perfect mascara.    

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hada Labo

I have used up one bottle of the Hada Labo Moisturising Lotion in 2 months! I am glad that it isn't expensive and I can slap it all over my body. I am onto my second bottle.. :)

Watsons has launched the Hada Labo's products in Singapore in June 2010. Hada Labo, a Japanese pharmaceutical company has launched its range of moisturising, whitening and exfoliating skincare in Singapore. The signature range is the Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising series.

Hada Labo finally has a Singapore site! I read the product information in Japanese previously when it was about to launch in Singapore. Check out more information at : 
I bought the Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Lotion (SGD22.90), Hydrating Essence (SGD30.90) and mask (SGD21.90). 

Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion
I use the Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, as a toner for my face, twice a day after cleansing. The lotion is jelly-liked, but turns into lotion upon contact. I apply the lotion on my palms and gently pat onto my face until absorbed.  And my face feels softer, more supple and toned. I will wait for the lotion to be absorbed before applying the next product. It takes about 30secs to be absorbed?
At night, I will also apply the Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Lotion to my hands and legs as I have very dry skin. I am in an air-conditoned environment for almost 20 hours each day. I guess this might be the main cause of super dry skin. I don't like to apply mositurisers as they leave a sticky feeling. It feels as if I haven't bathed or have sweat a lot. Hence, I have used the Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising lotion to replace my body mositurisers. I am definitely sticking to this Hydrating Lotion.

Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence
Since I have very dry skin, I guess I'll need more care after the Hydrating Lotion. I used the Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence after the Hydrating Lotion every night. This essence seems to be working fine, but I don't like the sticky after-feel after it is absorbed. I think I will switch to the AquaJuJu Essence after I have used up this Hydrating Essence. I have tested the AquaJuJu Essence at Meidiya's pharmarcy and the texture is amazing.  

Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask
I like this paper mask, but I think it's pricey. I have been using quite a few paper masks, and this is not the best that I have used. I feel that the quality of this mask, is about the same as the Taiwanese's My Beauty Diary and FaceQ. In fact, the FaceQ paper mask has a better fit to my face. But since this has more Super Hyaluronic Acid than the hydrating Lotion, I believe it should have more significant effect than the Taiwanese paper masks. However, I will still stick to my cheap Taiwanese paper mask which I can afford to use everyday. The price of one sheet of Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask is equivalent to four sheets of Taiwanese paper masks.
Since I have sensitive and dry skin, I am glad that the
Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising series hasn't caused any pimples breakout yet!