Sunday, 26 June 2011

Operation Use It Up

Made some progress in de-cluttering my bathroom by finishing another batch of products!

Sally Hansen Extra Fast Polish Remover: This is fairly cheap at S$6 for 236.5ml. It removes non-glitter nail polishes quite quickly but with glitter polishes, it takes quite a bit of rubbing to get all the glitter off.

John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler: This is a lightweight conditioner that can be rinsed off or left in. It wasn't moisturising enough for my coloured hair though, and was just not as effective as the Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler.

Biore Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip: This bi-phase eye makeup remover is quite effective at removing most of my eye makeup, but sometimes I need to follow up with a bit of cleansing oil to get off the last bits of my waterproof mascaras. When I first started using it, it stung my eyes slightly but I don't really notice any stinging sensation anymore. It's quite affordable at less than S$15 at Watsons, but I think I'll probably re-purchase Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover instead.

MAC Brush Cleanser: I've gone through countless bottles of this but I take much longer to use one bottle now after switching to using Daiso's Puff & Sponge Cleaner for cleaning my foundation brushes. The Daiso cleaner removes foundation and concealer much more quickly than MAC Brush Cleanser.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam: I find most Japanese foaming cleansers tend to leave the skin feeling squeaky clean and this was no different. It doesn't dry out my skin to the point of flaking. I use this in the evenings with my Clarisonic Mia after using a cleansing oil to remove my makeup, to ensure that my skin is thoroughly cleansed. For the morning, I prefer to use a gentler cleanser like Jurlique. You can see the ingredients list and product description in this earlier post.

Penhaligon's Quercus Conditioner: Another conditioner that failed to impress me.

Biotherm White D-Tox Neo-clarifying Renovating Lotion: This left my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated but I haven't useed it for long enough to see any skin brightening effect.

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash: This is gentle enough to be used daily. When I use this, I skip the Clarisonic for the day so as not to over-exfoliate. The scrub particles are not too abrasive and help to make my skin feel very soft and smooth.

Oscar Blandi Olio de Jasmine Hair Serum: This didn't really do much for my hair. I still vastly prefer my Anna Sui Hair Treatment Oil.


Anonymous said...

I'll have to look out for the Daiso cleanser. I seem to be going through my MAC brush cleaner very quickly at the moment!

Kas said...

The I Nuovi brush cleanser is reallllly good - but its been out of stock forever :(

Anonymous said...

Hi there, is Penhaligon's available in Singapore?

Haru said...

Tangs' website says that Penhaligons is available at Escentials boutique in Tangs Orchard. Perhaps you can call them to check?