I’m facing a bit of a hairy conundrum at the moment: I don’t know who to go for my next haircut. You see, I broke off a long-term relationship with my hairstylist some 48 weeks ago. I’d anticipated this day but let’s just say it happened prematurely. The decision wasn’t easy especially since I’ve been going to him for ages and he knows my hair and my temperament pretty well. But I just couldn’t handle his nonsense like making me wait at the salon while he went TV shopping or threatening to cancel my appointment when I was 10 minutes late. The last straw was when he gave me some lame attitude when I complained that he had cut my hair too short. I decided enough was enough. Friend or not, I was taking my money elsewhere.
I wasn’t expecting myself to be such a fan but I can totally gush about Weleda! I really like their bodycare products. They are pure indulgence for the senses, very pampering for the skin and completely easy on the pockets. The hand cream, the first item I’ve tried from their slate is such a treat and so are their creamy body wash and body oils. I’m totally in awe and in love! Yes, you can be certain that this won’t be the last review on the brand.
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.
Someone passed me these facial herbal compresses recently. I’d tried them before, having bought a few when I was in Bangkok. They work great for facial massage and are best used as spot treatments for cystic acne. Although the compress does not get rid of the acne, it helps the skin clear out the pimple faster when used regularly enough.
Test the compress before using
These compresses are very easy to use. I think they can be microwaved but I prefer to soak them in hot water. In fact, the instructions is to leave the compress in hot water for 5 minutes before using it on your face. To ensure the compress is suitable, it’s best to test it on your neck before using the compress over your face. The temperature should be warm, but not uncomfortable to hold against your skin.