Friday, January 29, 2010


I've always heard/seen rave reviews about the tweezers from Tweezerman. However, I wondered how great or different can it be from other tweezers. The price isn't cheap either and that put me off buying it.

I chanced upon it again when I was in a Sephora store in the US and decided to give it a try.

(Images/Info from

I bought a nice pink one. This was advertised as

The perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips are slanted to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest, true precision. In classic stainless steel or stainless steel with enamel color finishes.

The end which is where it picks up the stray hairs is quite sharp and made of stainless steel. The stainless steel end has a cover to protect it when not in use. Holding the tweezer, I find that it is easy to grip in the hands and doesn't require a lot of effort.
The tweezer end that touches the skin can feel a little coarse/rough but I was simply amazed at how precise and easy it was to pick up any stray hair. Its precision is its drawpoint. I couldn't believe it!
Now I know what a good tweezer is, I love my tweezerman.
Some tips from Tweezerman,
To ease tweezing, take a hot shower or use a warm washcloth to open pores. Tweeze in the direction of hair growth to avoid breakage. To close pores post tweezing, use cold water or astringent and try our After Tweeze™ Soothing Cream — it helps counteract redness and irritation while moisturizing and soothing tender brow areas.

Luv ~ Amazing precision, easy grip and comes with free sharpening guarantee.
Don't Luv ~ Nothing

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Leg Slim Half Sole Slippers


First read about it in Pace Wu’s “All about a girl” book.

After a bit of surfing, this was what I found on the web.

"You just slip this on while you are walking, standing or doing household chores. It exercises the leg muscles and helps to break down excess fats of the leg. Burns more calories while walking/standing and just use them 3x a day for 15 minutes and you will see results."

Found it in RanKing RanQueen Shibuya and it had the No. 1 ranking. Couldn’t wait to try them when I got home from my holiday.

It was easy to slip on and the bottom of the slippers wasn’t one of those with slippery soles. Very comfortable to wear and I could feel my calves being stretched as I wore them and walk around the house. Not sure if it helps to lose weight but I am sure that more energy is required as you are walking around on an uneven surface with them on. I like the fact that my calves are stretched.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Modern Friction by Origins


I haven't use an exfoliating scrub in years, I rely on my Paula's Choice BHA which provides a daily gentle exfoliation.

I received this product as a christmas present from a dear friend of mine and know that this is a bestseller for Origins and have won quite a few reader awards.

On the Origins website, this is described as more of a buffing paste than a scrub. It had the following description:

Skin-refining Rice Starch, cushioned in cream, rapidly removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolourations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Vitamin C mops up skin-menacing free radicals. All while Aloe keeps skin calm and comfy. There's no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. The before-and-afters are amazing. Signs of lines and size of pores appear to shrink. Skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous. And the perk-me-up aromas of Bergamot and Peppermint help you look on the bright side.

My first impression when I open the jar was the creaminess of the scrub and the rice starch being really fine. This was good as a scrub need to have really tiny particles so that it isn't too harsh on the skin.

After using it, I think it is a good product. The creaminess was really like a paste and allows you to massage the rice starch beads into the skin without hurting it. I find my skin looking a lot smoother and luminous.

Yummy stuff for the skin.

Luv ~ Very creamy so that it can be massaged into the skin gently causing less harm to the skin. The rice starch was really tiny beads giving a gentle exfoliation and lemon oil helps to brighten the skin up.
Don't Luv ~ No

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Olay Quench Body Lotion Active Hydration with Green Tea & Vitamin Complex


(Images/info from

I bought this when I was in the US. I love green tea and when I saw that this has it, I decided to give it a try.

According to the Olay website:

Quench, with Green Tea and Vitamin Complex, is advanced body care. This quickly absorbing, non-greasy formula can actually prevent dryness while leaving skin with a sheer, fresh feel.

First, Quench provides an immediate burst of moisture that continues for 24 hours. Then, drawn deep into the skin's surface, it repairs and nourishes the moisture barrier, strengthening skin's resilience against everyday drying conditions.

The result? Fast-absorbing moisturization that breaks the cycle of dry skin, for quenched beautiful skin everyday.

The first thing I noticed was the smell. I just love the smell of green tea and it isn't overly strong or powerful. I can't take lotions that have a powerful fragrance.

The lotion had a good texture, not too thick that it takes forever for it to be absorbed but not too thin that you are not getting the hydrating benefits. I like that it is not greasy and the lotion absorbs easily. After using about half the bottle, I noticed that my skin has become a lot more hydrated compared to the previous body lotion that I used. This body lotion strikes the right balance in giving the hydration versus greasiness. I think that this is more suitable for those with normal skin. Those with dry skin might not find this hydrating enough.

Something else that I noticed was the slight shimmer that the lotion imparts on your skin. It is quite subtle and gives a very sheer luminent glow. Nice!

Luv ~ green tea fragrance (not overpowering), good hydration and moisture, the sheer shimmer, and non-greasy.

Don't Luv ~ Nothing

Thursday, January 7, 2010

London Fashion Weekend - Feb 2010

I missed out on the London Fashion Weekend in September 2009 but new dates have been announced and tickets are now on sale for Feb 2010!

(Images/Info from London Fashion Weekend website)

Location is Somerset House.
Click here for more info and tickets.
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