Thursday, May 22, 2014

Promotion for the week

This week Takashimaya is having four day special starting from today to Sunday 25 May. Takashimaya cardholders entitled additional 10% discount.  

Bud Cosmetic at Takashimaya is having promotion too.  Enjoy 15% off on Buds Baby, Logona, Illume and NEOM Body products.  Thought of buying another Bud nappy cream for my baby.  The cream was not bad.  I have not try the nappy cream given by Thomson Medical, which my husband's cousin feel is good.  Got to ask my husband to buy as I am not allow to go out shopping during my confinement period.  So bore.  

By the way, Watsons is giving 5 times points store wide with minimal nett purchase of $38 in a single receipt at all Watsons stores till 25 May.

Happy shopping.  Cheers.  

Review

I have just given birth in 14 May.  Been a busy week.  Son is sick, baby still having jaundice.  Worry and worry.  Need to relax.  Shall write a post.  

Some products that I have tried and used before and didn't get the chance to review.  

Dior Hydra Life Skin Energizer -  a lightweight lotion.  Easier absorb to skin.  Nice fragrant.  Good for normal to oily skin type.  I got it from those office sales so not sure of its retail price or whether is it still in the market.  Don't mind getting again if got sales.  Not too bad.  My sister is a die hard fan for its product.  


Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment - A white lotion type product.  Like to use it during my combination skin days, when I have pimples and white heads.  It helps to control but don't expect it to do magic.  No scent.  Used to be $52 per tub but not sure whether it's price has increase or not.  However, now not working so don't think will buy after finishing my two tubes on hand.  Save money.  



Before I gave birth, received my iHerb purchase.  



So many products to try out but these few days, not so active in trying my skincare.  Tire.  Currently trying out Dermalogica Extra Firming Booster as serum.  Will update with a review.  

Cheers.  


Thursday, May 8, 2014

All about my hair

Recently I went to cut my hair short as the weather is real hot.  However the hair stylist refused to cut till super short.  Angry waste $41.  Pixie hair but with long fridge.  Don't look super nice but seem less warm.  Need to wax and I am not very good at it.  If I do not wax, I will put my skinny hair band.  My other hair band can be quite uncomfortable for a long duration. Will try to drag as long as possible for next haircut.  Save $$$$$!!!!

What do I use for my hair?  I will alternate between two to three shampoos.  Currently, I am using Natural Multiflower Ginseng Shampoo, Pure & Basic Natural Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Sunsilk's Lively Clean and Fresh shampoo.  Actually my mother in law is using the first shampoo to prevent white hair as I have quite a number of white hairs so thought this will help to prevent more.  However, it does not seems to help much.  



The fragrant is pretty strong of ginseng.  

As for Pure & Basic Natural Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, I bought from iherb to try.  Light and nice scent.  Will have the refresh after feeling.  I do not mind purchase again if there is no other better choice.  



After trying most of the Sunsilk's ranges, my favorite are Lively Clean and Fresh and Hair Fall Solution.  They keep my hair clean and manageable even without usage of conditioner.  




My usage of hair conditioner is pretty low as I don't use them often.  Too lazy.  Currently I am using Bee Choo Origin Purity Repair Hair Conditioner.  



It's scent is present.  Hair will feel smooth and silky after applying.  

Usage is even worse for my hair serum or cream. I used to use the hair cream more frequent as I will go gym during my lunch time, so after bath I will need to blow my hair dry.  Using this cream - Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray will prevent over heat by hair dryer.  I bought this from Seporahe and cost about $33.  Not sure whether is good or not but my hair still remind almost the same during my gym days.  It could be worse with the frequent use of hairdrayer.  



Think maybe still need to color hair, still got many white hair.  Now I cut those that I can see.  Awful!!
 
Anyway I have bought a number of organic shampoo, conditioner and leave on conditioner from iherb to try.  Keke.   

Cheers.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Body care

For body care and hair, I tend to be more relax.  Fo morning or early afternoon, I will usually use organic shower gel which is gentler and lighter.  Since morning, body not so dirty.  For a relaxing bath, I will use Avalon Organics Bath and Shower Gel Lavender. 



It has a soothing scent.  Make one feel relax.  Cost around $16 for about 1 liter.  If I want a refreshing bath, then I will use Avalon Organics Bath and Shower Gel Peppermint.  



Cost around $8 for 500ml.  Not cheap.  Thinking - These are the few item I may cut down to cut costs.  

For night wash, what body wash i use really depends how strong I want it to be.  If I have hot and long day, I will use Dettol shower gel for washing.  I always feel clean and refreshing with Dettol especially with it's cool range.  


I also like it's natural range.  


Or else I will just use back my morning shower gels.  

At least once a month I will scrub my body but these few month I reduce as I feel my skin is more delicate during my pregnancy.  Maybe I should scrub my legs and hands and not my expanding body.  If I dont have a body scrub on hand, I will use my cheaper face scrub for my body.  Scrubbing is good for smoothing dry and rough patches.  

Currently I am using my face scrub for my face and body as I do not use a lot of body scrub.  Like this organic scrub/mask - Aubrey Jojoba meal and Oatmeal.  



Bought it from iherb.  Around $10-15.  Scent a bit strong herbal smell but I like herbal smell. So I am fine with it.  Particles in it are rather big.  The colour of the scrub is brownish so it does mess up a bit of my bathroom which Is white in colour.  Lol.  Leave it on skin for a few minutes before scrubbing.  Skin feels softer and smoother after using.  

After scrubbing should moisturize or do a quick hand or leg mask as I feel skin wil absorb better.  However I tend to moisturize less when I am at home as I have to do house chores.  Washing, cooking etc.  in office, it seems easier to apply hand cream.  I also seldom buy hand or body lotion.  During Christmas usually will receive a number of them or else I will either use facial cream that I don't really like or not suitable for my skin or my son's cream as his usage is pretty low.  

Currently I'm using Avalon Organics Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF18 as hand and body lotion.  



As a facial cream, after trying for a few weeks, I feel it does not really suitable for my face so I stop using it. So I use it on body especially those drier and rougher patch.  It has a nice soothing lavender scent.  After use, there will be a slight sticky after feel, which I don't really like.  Or maybe I am too generous with the lotion.  Lol.   

Next blog I will talk about my hair care.  Cheers.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chinatown vs NTUC vs Watson's vs iHerb

Now my most frequent shop will be NTUC.  Lol.  More for grocery and household stuff.  The toilettes they carry are mostly those commercial ones, seldom organic brand.  Not as cheap as Chinatown.  However when they having promotion, I don't mind buying from them as the price is quite comparable to Chinatown.  Plus the effort and time to go to Chinatown and carrying the heavy load back.  

Example when NTUC is having promotion for Sunsilk's shampoo.  Two for $15.65.  Each costing about $7.83.  If I don't remember wrongly, Chinatown price is between $6.50 to less than $8.  So I don't really mind buying from NTUC, plus buying more than $200, there will be free delivery.  Now I am mostly at home so I can wait for the delivery.  

Beside NTUC, I also find whenever there is Watson's member sales, some of the toilette and makeups are quite worthwhile.  However you must not mind the crowd and queues.  The queue is killer.  If I don't have a lot to buy, I will rather skip it cos the queue goes round and round especially the one in Tampines Mall.  Or go during odd hour to avoid the crowd.  

Anyway I am quite ks with my household stuff such as toilettes etc.  my store room is filled with stuff.  Of course I don't stock a lot but usually there are backup.  But I will keep track all the stuff so you can tell why I am so busy.  (Maybe now I should do a spreadsheet for tracking.  Lol.)  And I like to buy when there is promotion so they usually come is pair etc.  I also like to buy from iherb especially some of my boy's stuff - organic shower gel and toothpaste.  For his shower gel, each bottle costs about $10 at iherb as compare buying from Unity for $20.  Also trying out new organic brands that I happen to see them selling in Singapore or word of mouth.  

I tried Amazon but I find it quite complicate as it got different seller and the shipping charges are not as clear as iherb.  Of course they have more stuff and some stuff are slightly cheaper.  If I really need to get from Amazon, I will ask my husband to handle it as he is pro in this type of online shopping.  Hehe.  Supplement is also much cheaper in Amazon and iherb.  

Currently I'm waiting for my iherb purchase.  Hope when they delivery, I'm in.  Or else I need to go Singpost to collect.  Very heavy.

Cheers.  


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