BENEFIT Lyin Eyes concealer

Friday, July 29 (12:40 PM)

BENEFIT Lyin Eyes concealer

This concealer effortlessly ranks right up there as one of the top 3 concealers I've used. The click-style pen is cute and keeps air out, which is great since this is a cream concealer. 2 clicks of the bottom is all I need for both under-eye circles. I apply this after foundation and dab it on with my ring finger, blending it in. The cream formula dries quickly and it doesn't crease on me at all.

The concealer looks really natural on the skin and does not cake, which is a huge bonus. However, it does not last as long as Estee Lauder's Double Wear Concealer, which is by far my favourite as it lasts me right through to night time with no touch-ups necessary. Having said that, it is as long-lasting as other good concealers on the market.

I would recommend this concealer for anyone with light to medium dark-eye circles, and especially for those with oily skin or living in a humid climate. It's definitely better than most concealers out there. However, if you have seroiusly dark circles and want something that won't budge to the end of the day, then the Estee Lauder one comes out on top :)

Brush on camouflaging confidence with lyin' eyes. With a click-click of the brush you've got a lightly tinted under eye corrector that's speedy & quick. Keep it in your bag to spruce up your look anytime, with or without makeup.
Comes in 3 shades

AESOP Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Wednesday, July 27 (6:30 PM)

AESOP Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

This hand cream is, by far, the BEST hand cream I've ever had the pleasure of using. And believe me, I'm always on the hunt for a good hand cream since I'm indoors in air-conditioning all day!

The citrusy herbal scent is simply out-of-this-world.. it's a burst of refreshing zing which then settles into a milder scent after the cream absorbs - which it does easily and quickly. The thing that sets this hand cream apart from the rest is that it isn't greasy AT ALL. Almost all hand creams leave that I-have-hand-cream-on-my-hands feeling, which I can't stand. But this one absorbs totally! Yet, my hands and cuticles feel totally hydrated and soft afterwards.

I also use this on my feet and am happy to report that it works great as a foot cream, especially in the morning, as I can put on shoes a few minutes afterwards since it's not greasy. A winner!

FROM AESOP: This greaseless formulation of hydrating botanicals will transform even the most abused hands. Massage a small amount into clean hands for superb hydrating and softening benefits. Excellent for rough skin, cuticles and nails, this balm is an Aesop classic. May be used all over the body, and is especially good massaged into dry, tired feet at night before retiring.

AESOP Fabulous Face Cleanser

AESOP Fabulous Face Cleanser

This is a fantastic cleanser that's both gentle and effective. The only odd thing is that the clear gel doesn't foam at all.. which I find a little difficult to handle as it tends to 'slip' around a bit and I can't tell where the gel is on my face since it's clear :P That aside, the refreshing scent is divine and it makes my skin feel soft and clean.

I do, however, use a makeup remover before this cleanser. Just personal choice as I always feel gel non-foaming cleansers don't clean as well as a foaming one, so I use a makeup remover first just to be sure. I do actually end up using more cleanser than I normally would use, I think it's due to the non-foaming gel texture.

All in all, however, it's a great cleanser and really gentle on the skin.

This exceptional, low foaming gel cleanser has been formulated from the gentlest cleansing agents and is effective without stripping the skin. Cleansing is achieved with a revolutionary Olive Flesh cleanser. Complement with your preferred Aesop hydrating preparation.

DERMALOGICA MultiVitamin Hand and Nail Treatment

DERMALOGICA MultiVitamin Hand and Nail Treatment

Extremely standard hand cream, and the same quality as a cheap drugstore brand one IMHO. It's a pretty thick cream, which means you need to allow at least 5 minutes for it to sink in. And even so, I can still feel like I've used a hand cream - which I never like. It smells strongly of sunscreen which I don't like either.

An intense, non-greasy treatment to protect and repair chapped hands while strengthening the nails against splitting and peeling. Pro-vitamin B5 and soothing Algae Extract combine with pure Sweet Almond Oil to help to heal dry, rough hands and provide an invisible barrier against environmental damage from weather and sunlight. Licorice Extract and Vitamin C help reduce the apppearance of hyperpigmentation ('age spots'), while SPF 15 sunscreen, including Avobenzone, shield the skin from damaging ultraviolet radiation. Antioxidant extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed plus Vitamin E neutralize free radical activity, guarding against further damage. Fragrance free.

APPLE iPod mini

Monday, July 25 (5:48 PM)

I'm absolutely enamoured with my new Apple iPod Mini. I've pushed off buying it for long enough! It's perfect for those boring train rides or when I'm at home and there's nothing interesting on TV. Plus, it'll be my favourite travelling companion when I'm on the plane.

I have the 4GB version and have only used 1/3 of the space, despite having already uploaded every song I like. It's tiny and you can also get the cutest accessories for it! So far I've dressed up my little iPod with:

iPod lanyard

Smart Wrap with headphones, in hot pink

Silicon screen protector

Translucent Silicone Earbuds

Crystal Wrap-Around Protect Skin