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4/17/2009

Dilemma

I have a dilemma. You see, I'm going to buy this bag:


But I can't, for the life of me, choose what color I want!

Should I get the black one:



Or should I get the pink one?



The black one is my first choice cause black is an extremely versatile color. You can wear any color clothing and it will match! But right now I'm revamping my wardrobe and I'm going through this phase where all my clothes that I have/am going to buy are either in black or white color so black bag + black clothes = can't see anything. What should I do?

Please leave a comment which color you think I should get and why. It would be a great help to me.

4/10/2009

Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask

I was just trying out Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask with cucumber extract and zinc so decided to write a review about it before I forget.


Claims:
The formula generates a self-heating 3 minutes action on contact with the skin and works to remove impurities and excess sebum that can block pores. Your skin feels deeply cleansed and looks shine-free. It feels purified for up to 7 days. Dermatologically tested.
INGREDIENTS
Glycerin, Kaolin, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Montmorillonite, Propylene Gycol, Aqua/Water, Cucumis Satmus/Cucumber Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Zinc PCA, Spiraea Ulmaria/Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol Denat, Allantoin, CI42090/Blue 1, CI77007/Ultramarines, CI77947/Zinc Oxide, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Aminopropyglycine, Lauryl Diethylenediaminoglycine, Niacinamide, Propylene Carbonate, Serine, Sodium Chloride, SOdium Lactate, Sorbitol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tea-Lactate, Urea, Butylparaben, Phenoxythanol, Triclosan, Parfum/Frangrance, Hexyl Cinnaman, Butyphenyl Methylpropional, B9003/1

PACKAGING

It comes in two packets with 6ml in each packet which is really enough for both face and neck although I feel there isn't a need to slab it on to your neck. I really hate the plastic because it was hard to tear open and the instruction is on the top packet so it would be wise to use the bottom packet first.

TEXTURE/SCENT

It has frangrance. It smells kinda earthy but soapy. Can't really decide what it smells like. The mask is really easy to spread and not too thick but not too runny either so it's just right. It doesn't dry up so don't expect that. The color is a pretty light blue.

LOVING IT/LEAVING IT?
Pros:)
  • Easy to wash off.
  • Really does have a sauna effect. Some reviewers claim that it's mild but some feels like it's burning their faces off. But I like it.
  • My face is shine free. :)
  • Affordable.
Cons:(
  • My face became itchy after using the mask for a short while.
  • Doesn't feel like there is any deep cleansing going on.
  • It won't dry. I like masks that dry up.
  • The heating sensation doesn't really lasts 3 minutes.
Was going through the ingredients list and a few ingredients stood out:
  • Kaolin (it's a type of clay): Really good for oily skin and drawing out impurities.
  • Titanium Dioxide: The best chemical sunscreen?
  • Salicylic Acid: Good for pimply skin and some exfoliation. But skin will be temporary sun sensitive.
I don't really think it's going to last 7 days. But you see, Garnier isn't stupid either cause the description says "up to 7 days" so it might last 0-7 days depending on how lucky you are. Will update after a week.

* You can expect a few pimples to pop up. It's normal.