Do you like buffet? Well, I don’t like them with the exception of one at a particular Japanese restaurant. It’s value-for-money with a good selection of food and I usually find myself heading for a second go. But today it’s not buffet I’m blogging about. Instead, I’m going to share with you five beauty products I gave a second go in recent months. Although they’ve not made it to my holy grail list of products yet but they’re worth highlighting simply because I don’t repurchase beauty products that easily given that I have a multitude of choices as a beauty blogger.
I’ve started shopping for Christmas. Yes, I have and no, it’s not too early. I think it’s important to plan and start earlier instead of scrambling for gifts at the last minute. Doing so means you won’t have to spend more at the last hour due to desperation. Anyway, I’ve decided to go green and to purchase many of my Christmas gifts from iHerb this year. I mean with over 35,000 products, I have more than enough choices. In fact, I’ve already shopped up a few cartons worth of products, all thanks to the free international shipping to Singapore this month. I’m not going to show you my haul but I’m going to share with you 10 green Christmas gift ideas under US$10 from iHerb—from beauty, household to food.
I never had a scent problem. Well, not in my home that is. But right now, some parts of my home smells kinda funky. Not the great kinda funky. It’s the kind where poo meets pee, compliments of Gracie. Okay, she is trained to do her “business” in her pee tray but the problem is, these smell do linger longer than they should. Sometimes they stray a bit further than they should too. LOL. So this is why I’m in need of something like the Mt Sapola Home Scent Lovers which is available in three different scents: Bergamot Geranium (60ml) which uplifts mood and relaxes the mind, Eucalyptus Rosemary (60ml) which stimulates the brain and boosts confidence, and Lemongrass (60ml) which revives a lethargic mind.
If there’s one item that I do not use on my face, it’s the ubiquitous sheet mask. A favorite amongst most ladies and a big thing in Asia, sheet masks just do not feature in my skincare routine. I did try them back when I was younger but found them to be quite cumbersome. And when I moved camp to use natural/organic skincare, it became harder to find a sheet mask in this category. So yeah, I was kinda excited when I learned that Nexcare has launched their premium facial mask pack range using 95% ingredients. I just had to check out if they’re for real!
Made in Korea
Nexcare is by 3M, the same company that is famous for their post-it stickers. Many of you are probably already familiar with the Nexcare Acne Patch, which I use pretty frequently too. The Nexcare Premium Facial Mask Pack is one of the latest products from the brand, along with their Whitening Eye Patch, Anti-Wrinkle Eye Patch, Smile-Line Patch and Nose Patch. All of them are made in Korea and said to be formulated with 95% natural ingredients. So what exactly are these ingredients and what makes up the other 5%?
In conjunction with the Earth Hour last Saturday, Apivita showcased one of its best-selling products, the 100% Natural Wax Candle made with pure essentials oils from its aromatherapy range. I don’t mind candles as many of them smell great but I am not that huge a fan. Well, let’s just say they don’t feature in my shopping list at all. However, I decided to accept the gift of this candle from Apivita as it is said to be able to triple-duty as a hand moisturizer and lip balm.