Just tried this! Minnie got it for me from TW (muacks ♥!). Many many raves around the Internet for it. Not going to go into details, since extensive reviews & instructions are readily available.
Please read the English instructions online first before using if your Chinese isn’t so great; I was struggling so badly to read the 繁体字 off the back of the box zzz.
I’m now staring in a mixture of disgust & fascination at my peeled off nose strip. It’s chock full of blackheads & whiteheads!
I notice they are stubbier and smaller than when I used Biore Pore Pack, and I attribute this to my HG which is “B.liv Off With Those Heads”. I have been a bit lazy in applying it so this mask was a good deep cleanse!
It was very drying though, especially for my already dry skin, so a hydrating mask is highly recommended afterwards. I think I’ll be using once every 1-2 months because any more frequently, my skin may become the sahara desert.
I’m horrified that all those stubs I see on the strip, were part of my face in the not so distant past (to be specific, 25 mins ago).
Good riddance, y’all!
Update on 28 Jun 2011 (1 day later): I happened to be at a cosmetics counter. There was bright fluorescent lighting and a hugeass mirror, so I peered closely at it. I likes what I saw. My black/whiteheads are not 100% gone of course (this is not a magic wand), but my nose looked so clean! And amazingly the visible pores on my skin on the sides of my nose were gone. /jaw drops zomg
I have always thought that eye makeup removers were just gimmicky products designed to make silly girls spend more money.
Eye & lip makeup remover is one of those items that you don’t get until you actually get it. Woo pun.
I had no luck trying to remove my Maybelline Stiletto Mascara with any amount of normal makeup remover, or baby oil (which I read could remove the most stubborn mascara – it didn’t). I thought it was just that the Stiletto mascara was designed to be super hard to remove, resigned to fate and ended up buying Fiberwig to use instead, but it was incomparable to the superior awesome effect of the Stiletto mascara, which I sorely missed.
So when I walked past the eye makeup remover bundled with the mascara on a Maybelline shelf, a little light went off in my head and I realised that a Maybelline eye makeup remover would be the logical product to remove Maybelline eye makeup. No shit sherlock.
It is awesome. It is gentle, easy to use, does not sting my eyes, does not leave my skin dry, glides easily (read: no tugging/wrinkles), and most importantly… it removes the masacara thoroughly. Squeal!
I bought this in Jan 2011, hoping that it will lighten the fugly scars on the back of my thighs (caused by some allergic reaction to dunno what at Botanic Gardens).
This is my review 4½ months later. Long story short, this does not work. Period.
Smell: Distinct, doughnut-like scent (really).
Colour: Bright orangey yellow. Will stain clothes if you do not wait for oil to be absorbed before getting dressed.
Effectiveness: Nonexistent. With all the online articles waxing lyrical about the benefits of rose hip oil, I really expected more than this. I don’t like the oily texture, and afterwards my skin doesn’t feel as soft as it does after I apply body lotion. What gives? It didn’t help with lightening my scars either.
Won this earlier this month! :) Retails at $68.00. Yay lucky me. It’s something I would have never bought for myself given the price tag… so I’m glad I got to try it for free hehe.
Scent: Pleasant enough (and nicer than drugstore moisturisers obviously), as most Crabtree & Evelyn scents are, but IMO not as nice as the Rosewater/Lavender scents.
Texture: Thick and not easy to spread; does not glide onto skin.
Moisturising: Unfortunately not very good. My body still felt rather dry instead of silky smooth as it usually does after I apply body lotion.
If you die die must smell the Crabtree scent on your body, their “Hand and Body Lotion” ($33) is easily better in all aspects.
However if you’re not so into the whole smell thing, Nivea/Palm’s lotions do an awesome job. Srsly. I mean it wouldn’t hurt for them to smell a bit more spa-ey, but they do what they should do (i.e. moisturise) and they do it well.
Bought Skin Lightening Soap from Perfect Potion at 313! Haaa the lengths i go to. Freckles n scars begone pls.
The text says:
This specially formulated soap cotains glabridin from LICORICE root extract. It is known to inhibit the production of melanin, the substance that causes darkening of the skin and age spots. Licorice is the most effective, natural ingredient for skin lightening.
Now doesn’t that sound promisings! Oh well. We’ll see if it ends up just one of my many failed attempts. /jaded
Update on 9 June 2011 (1.5 months later): First thing I notice is that this soap bar’s size gets smaller much quicker than those I have used in the past. Is it less “saturated” or something? I don’t know but I preferred having my soaps last for months.
I like that this has small beads within the soap that exfoliates my skin as I clean it.
However, I don’t notice any lightening effect, nor do I like how the soap really irritates my sensitive skin, possibly because it contains acid (the horror – I knew before buying it but I was determined).
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