One of the reasons I have always been slightly reluctant to wear sunscreen in my day to day life is because a. I like the idea that I have tough Asian skin and I don’t need no sun care protection, yo! (well…none of the women in my family use it and they’re fine) b. sunscreens can be quite oily and leave a whitish cast on the skin. That’s not to say I haven’t found some […]
It’s nearly summer – although you can’t tell from the RAIN outside. My skin is still as dry as anything but as it warms up, I find more and more use for pretty powders. I purchased 2 powders from Skinfood a while ago but have only just had the chance to open them to give them a go! They are both sunny themed – one is a bronzer (pretty rare where Korean or indeed Asian […]
I am trying to be more careful with sunscreen – I’ve noticed my skin looking more tired and aged, as well as the fact I am getting darker and darker despite not going on holiday (sob!) or indeed sitting in the sun for any length of time. So I bought a number of face SPF, body sunscreens and so on to ‘try’ and be more careful with UV protection! One I’d like to present to […]
Buy something just because of the packaging? Me? Never! Well ok…quite often. Skin79 has some interesting releases, although their BB cream is too light for me and their concealer didn’t cut the mustard! I wanted to try this All Day Sun Powder though – it sets your make up and has a high SPF of 30 too. And it, er, comes in a really nice case. They say: Luxurious loose powder formulated with Diamond Powder […]
I was searching eBay for some SPF protection for my hair and scalp, when I spotted this Calypso Deep Tan Original Carrot Oil with SPF….0. Man, do they still make this stuff? I remember when the girls at school used to cover themselves in vegetable oil and burn themselves in the “front” garden, over a sunny weekend in the pursuit of a tan. They’d turn up at school nice and toasty the for the next […]
The final product I tried out from the snazzily named Hissyfit range is this Lip Service lip gloss/balm – with an impressive SPF 50. It comes in four shades and a clear. Hissyfit’s lip service has shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin e and like I mentioned earlier, a SPF of 50. I chose Guava because it looked like a pretty pink. In the flesh its actually more of a sheer red. They say: This […]
You know what gives someones age away even when their faces are pulled tight? Their hands, their neck and their inability to stop acting like they know better ALL THE TIME. Handy work by Hissyfit is a SPF 30 hand cream in a rather nice Orange Mint scent. Its also hydrating and has anti ageing properties. Whilst the skin on my hands are lovely and smooth now, I know I will have to start using […]
Hissyfit’s Saving Face is a all in one product – it is tinted and comes in 8 shades (foundation, tick), its hydrating (moisturiser, tick), its anti-ageing (tick) and has a whopping SPF 50 and UVA/UVB protection. Needless to say, I was excited to try this out because its so imporatnt to use SPF on the face…and also because I’m lazy. So far I am loving this product. It feels like its thick in texture but […]
What are Australian’s good at? Well…BBQs, Volleyball, Breeding Koalas and…Sunscreen. Fabulous sunscreen. They get a lot of sun down under, ya see. They take their sunscreen seriously, because its just stupid NOT to. So I was extremely happy to get a package from Hissyfit to review. The weather is warming up over here and with dreams of a beach holiday – this is just what I need! They say: Hissyfit was created to produce a […]
Sorry, its a bit of a mad lip swatch day today! Had a busy hectic day yesterday hence the simple posts! The Clarins Sun Lip Balms are gorge- if they bring them out again this year I will buy the new shades too. They feel like balms but are really pigmented and glossy AND they have SPF. This is the pink version: There are about £7 from Strawberrynet (they were actually released last year). Yay […]
So these were released last year but I only bought them this year in the Strawberrynet sale. I love them! They feel like balms more than glosses, are very hydrating and are pigmented too: In the orange – theres lots of multi sparkle: Yay or Nay?
There are more and more Asian based beauty stores appearing, and the majority of them are reliable and have good prices. My favourite though is still Adambeauty.com. The site can be hard to navigate but I adoreeeee it. It takes him longer to get make up in sometimes, but his prices are very reasonable and the shipping is cheap ($2) and fast. I have only ever had a problem in 100 transactions with him ONCE, […]
If you don’t want to get too wrinkly, said the Prune to the Pineapple, then stay out of the sun! Alas, no one has ever said that to me, not a prune or a pineapple because I live in England, and a rain sodden part of the country too. Sun would be a fine thing. Nevertheless, friends I have from the sunnier climes are quite religious with SPF. Indeed, in Asia, the UV Milk is […]
Do you like it quick? Do you like it easy? I do! So when I saw SANA’s Covercom SPF 50 Foundation in a stick, I had to buy it: I really like a lot of SANA’s products – they are like a Benefit of Japanese products, coming up with interesting and innovative beauty products. Here is my stick: Is it any good? Find out after da jump!
There are so many types of suncream out there, the world is your oyster. I got some Simple Sun Sensitive care products a while ago and I have to say – its an excellent range. For one thing I don’t always react well to spf – it can give me the itches. I love pina colada scented sun protection but it makes my skin come up in hives! I need a range which is free […]