Day 3: aftermath of Neutrogena Pink grapefruit cleanser

28 September 2010

It's Day 3 now since I stopped using my horrible facial cleanser and my skin still hasn't improved.

The burning feeling is still there and I feel it even when applying moisturiser! I put my moisturiser in the fridge so it's cooler when I apply it but I still feel the slight burning.

I've doubled up my moisturiser as well and I haven't put any makeup aside from mascara and face powder.

My cheeks feels horrible!

I am get grumpy everytime I touch my cheeks and I look even grumpier when I see my reflection on the mirror.

My cheeks are my favourite part of my face and now it's ruined!

I wonder when it will all heal?

Not so happy woman.

Hall of Shame: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

27 September 2010

O-M-G!! I totally totally hate this product. I am sorry on such a negative opener but I truly hate this product. It doens't even deserve a memory space in my camera that i had to get a photo online!

I am a huge fan of Neutrogena skin care products. To me they are one of the best out there and affordable.

I live by the Neutrogena 2in1 facial/mask cleanser and the deep clean facial cleanser.

This product came out and I thought "ohh grapefruit".
Every time I pass by the store I contemplate on getting it.

Finally, my cleanser run out so I thought it's time to get this one and try it out.

FIRST Day - it was lovely on the skin. Smells great and it leaves your skin baby soft. I was impressed.

SECOND Day - i started feeling some dryness that my "fine" lines were soo stretched out because my skin was so dry. I didn't mind it that much because my moisturiser is very rich.

THIRD Day - OMG! it burns!!!!!!!! it burns like no one's business.

I've stopped using it (2 days now) and my face still burns. I've put my face creams in the fridge so it's cooler when i apply it on my face. I can't see any red patches but my cheeks are normally smooth but now you can see bumps and did say it burns!!! it really does and I really hate it.

I hope burning sensation goes away soon and my cheeks' skin texture will return to normal.

I think this product is only meant for VERY OILY skin but either way, please please be cautious when using this.

I dont personally recommend this one as it is really bad and harsh on the skin.

But if this works for you then I am happy!

But never again. I am throwing it out I am afraid.

There are no good reviews out there on this product. I am quite surprised that I didn't search for a review.. i just had my full trust on the brand.. BOOO!!!

Found! Mschikee's spring perfume - D&G 3 - L'Emperatrice

21 September 2010

If you have been reading this blog, you would know by now that I love hunting for new perfume each season.

so this year's spring perfume is D&G 3 - L'Emperatrice

Here are the notes:

Top: Rhubarb, Kiwi accord, Red currant
Middle: Pink cyclamen, Watermelon, Jasmine
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Grapefruit

What do I think about it?

It's a fruity perfume - judging by first spray, you'll immediately smell kiwi and grapefruit which I love.
It's very fresh, crisp and still girly - just right for Spring.

After a few hours you will smell the muskiness and the watermelon and a hint of sandalwood.

It's fruity but it's not overly sweet and it's not overly offensive. But if you're not into fruity smells then this is not for you.

The packaging is very mature if you look at it but the smell is youthful.

This is sold at any department stores in Australia for $99 (100ml)

Thanks black magic woman for introducing me to this baby

Embryolisse now available in Australia :)

08 September 2010

A lovely blog reader (Casey*) have contacted us to let us know that Embryolisse skin care range is now available in Australia. So sweet right?

So if you're in Sydney then you're in much luck becuase you can go to an actual store otherwise, Online shopping is your friend.

It's availabe at Makeup4you site and they sell it for $33AUD :)

So everybody say, Thanks Casey* :D ((Loud Cheer -- THANKS Casey!))

PS. In case you missed my review on this moisturiser, please read HERE

Mschikee Review: Covergirl's Lash Blast Fusion

04 September 2010

O-M-G! Remember my whining when I bought and used the Covergirl's Lash Blast length (yellow tube?) and remember how much I LOVE the Lash Blash Volume (orange tube?) - well girls and boys, the fairygod of mascara heard me and so as the other girls who wished that Covergirl should come up with the Volume + Length in their Lash Blast range and what do you know?! they did!

It just recently hit Australian market and to be honest because I am so out of touch from watching YouTube vids, I wasn't aware of this product until I saw it at Priceline stores! It felt like finding your soulmate after a long time! (drama queen I tell you!)

I like the purple tube, just like the other tubes, it's sooooo easy to find in your mess of a makeup bag so points to Covergirl packaging team.

And the brush! One thing I love about the Lash Blast range is the applicator's bristles, it's rubber. It doesn't hurt my lids when it touches it. I love that they definitely mixed bristles from the orange and yellow tube hence the FUSION.

The second thing I love about the Lash Blast range is the formulation of the mascara. This is just one of the few that doesn't give me panda eyes. It stays puts and it's easy to remove.

Here is what it does to my very asian lashes. Without mascara, my lashes are next to none. I can feel it but it's you can't really notice it. And this definitely give it some volume (or the illusion of it) and length.

I cannot say more. This is my favourite drugstore brand mascara.

This is sold in every pharmacy and Priceline outlets. Original price i think is around $18AUD but at Priceline, you can get it for $15 (promotional price).

Have you tried it?

someone graduated!

02 September 2010

A dear friend (more like a sister) recently graduated from university. She's asked me to do her makeup and because I love her, I did :)

I opted for the Kim Kardashian / Posh Spice look - Silver and Brown smokey look and it was match made with her heavenly outfit :)

Here's a little EOTD photo (I used some false lashes on her too :D )

Products used:

MAC Prep and Prime
MAC Studio Fix concealer
MAC Mineralised Skinfinish Natural
Shu Uemura blush - Wine

MAC Polar Opposite mineralise e/s (silver side)
MAC Smoke & Diamonds e/s
MAC Satin Taupe e/s
MAC Texture e/s
NARS Galapagos e/s
Bobbi Brown Flesh e/s (matte)

Faceshop false lashes
MAC Blacktrack fluidline

MAC Partially Pink Cremesheen glass

Congratulations Sayang!