Monday, February 23, 2009

Faceshop Nose Pack

I finally had a chance to sit back, relax, and put some crap on my nose - in hopes of getting actual crap of my nose. Did it work? Olalala.. Lemme tell u!

First I was advised to use the (a bit expensive RM45) Green Tea Grommage first. I slathered it on my nose and waited until it was half dry, then I massaged with vigor for about 1 minute. Then I rinsed it off and tada!

Fine, unlike the picture that they have plastered in the store next to the product (some white dude's nose before and after using the grommage) I did not get my nose 100 percent clean (more like 50%) - nor did I really expect it to work that well either.

Ok I lied.

Of course I'm looking for that miracle blackhead cure that I don't have to pull (painfully) off my nose every (single damn) week \(>.<)/ Cause not only is it a pain in the ass to wait for that sort of thing to dry, it just is a pain in the ass to pull it off your nose, and to top that off.. to do that every week... Eeee.

Anyhoobala ... So after that I was instructed by the beautifully made up girls at Faceshop to apply the White Mud Nose Pack with burdock (RM19.90 cheap!) on my nose, which by now was a bit raw from the previous rubbing. I slathered the gooey white stuff on and ta da! Waited for the damn thing to dry.

So dry it did in about 5 mins and as I painfully removed the plaster all I could think of was, "damn, fark, fark, fark, ow, damn".

But I did end up at about 80% cleaned out. Which to me is awesome, cause those Biore strips don't seem to work no more. So was I satisfied, of courseee. Why not? Pain so what? As long as it works.

My own irks about gooery nose peels is that sometimes you get that "pore" effect, where your pores "breathe" and you end up with a holie plaster nose on some parts at the end of the day.

Now I have to admit this is not my first liquid nose plaster peeling product. My first having been from Shiseido, much more expensive (can't seem to remember the price), and it seriously didn't work.

But maybe cause I bought it and never used it until 1 year later. Cheh.. who knows la.. (O.o)..

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Faceshop I

My Faceshop Loot!
From left to right: Soft Peeling Gommage, Greentea blackhead remover gommage pack, White Mud Nose pack, Pure Water Facial Mist, and Eco Vert 5 piece starter kit (perfect for traveling)
Because everyone has warned me not to jump from one product to another, I'm taking my time so that my skin doesn't do the helmlich and throw up more oil. Tonight I will try the Greentea blackhead remover with the White Mud Nose pack! Will update soon!

Faceshop Sneak Peek

I can't believe it worked so well that I had to put a quick post up. And it didn't scratch me up like other facial washes with nuts or sugar or salt in them either*!

More to come!

Note* Yes I have tasted everything that goes on my face. Some times its salty from the salt granules, sometimes its sugar, but this time .. its so weird. It's not either. Awesome new taste! Hehehehehe. Ick.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My "Faceee"

For the longest I never really cared what I put on my face. As long as the packaging was cute, and I could afford it, why not give it a go?

I liked nice smelling things. I love(d) anything in cutesy containers. I still do \(^-^)/

But then ... (O.o)... then I got my first wrinkle. Well it was more like I got 2 at the same time. Actually to be honest, I didn't notice that I had a wrinkle until the lady at the counter (Body Bar @ Tropicana City Mall) told me I had two. So of course I freaked. I freaked and bought a whole bunch of stuff. And that was when I fell into the organic movement trap.

Anago facial cleanser for Face & Body from Remedica
So much fun to play with! Comes in a brown paste form!

Facial Toner from Remedica
I love the smell of rose and mint.

Mukti Moisturizer: Balancing Facial Creme
Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel (day) & Mukti Eye Balm (night)

Up until a week ago my face was 'totally' organic (for about 2 months) with me using a range of Mukti & Remedica (Australian) products which I was quite obsessed with. Them being all organic and stuff. "Was" being a key word here, it's safe to say that I am semi over it. Now that was quite oxy-moronish, lol.

Admittedly going organic (0nly on my face) was a frantic phase in life for me. I had just started a new job and was sleeping late nights and working late hours. This new lifestyle gave me my first two wrinkles (yep, I would stare and stare and count them over and over again), aka crowfeet, and after a week at my new job I began to look like Ling Ling the panda.

So when the promise of no more wrinkles and panda eye pads was offered, I grabbed it up .

Yes, I do have sucker printer over my forehead - which blinks in neon pink every so often - especially when accosted by people selling stuff; pretty much selling anything really. (0.O)...

So was I happy with my new organic products? Yes very.

Until my face turned to the oily side of the force. Who knew organic didn't mean perfect for the skin?

Because the word organic always brought forth words like "natural", "gentle", "pure", "organic"; that's why lah. But true to form (and the advise of my friends) I began to notice subtle changes in my skin because essential oils are dangerous and may be too strong for some.
So totally one kind. Misleading would be the other kind.

But I do admit that even though I still look like Ling Ling the panda with my undereye circles, the wrinkles have gone thanks to Mukti's Eye Blam. But the puffiness is still there even after I've been using for a month Mukti's Rosehip Gel. But that could be due to me not sleeping till 3 in the morning though :P

But I think I know where the problem began though. The (ever so fun to play with) Anago paste! The problem being that I ignored my instincts the first time round and gave total trust to the lady at the counter; cause she knew what she was talking about mahhh. So I had tried the Anago face wash for a week and had noticed that every single time after I had rinsed and dried off my face, then I would be all itchy (on my face la). Then I would quickly spray on the Remedica toner (which I love - cause it's got mint in it!) and my face would calm down. At first the lady at the counter claimed that I was using too much on my face, but even after I cut down the amount I placed on my face, it still itched.

But I went on ignoring it and kept using it for two months. Why? Cause it really is fun to play with.

That's where the problem started. The Anago paste as it turns out dried out my skin, forcing my skin to manufactor more oil then my face actually needed. Therefore I have been left with oily skin that has been breaking out for the past two weeks.

So to make myself feel better (and to try and do something about the increase of oil production), and also because I was nuts the other day, I bought some pink mud (Borghese Fango Brillante Brightening Mud) to try!

Its pink! And its mud!

Said to kick out sad, tired, dull skin and bring in a less tired me (fingers crossed), this pink mud from Borghese will also help to even out and even fire some of my hardworking workers at the oil factory. Yay! Why not give it a go right? Plus it comes with a sponge. A sponge! A sponge! It's sooo cute!

Works on face and body too!

It's so "pepto bismol" cute. Seriously, its pink mud.

I'll try it out for a month before I come to any conclusions about it though. But for now I have to say it's the cutest pepto bismol pink mud I have ever, ever seen. Plus I love how light and delicate it's fragrance is. I really do feel soooo spoilt when I play with this product. And so far that would be 2 times. Hehehe. I likie.

Oh and P.S incase y'all were wondering what I did with the 3 bottles of Mukti balancing creme, 2 tubs of Anago Facial wash, 1 eye balm, and 1 rosehip eye gel ... \(>.<)/ .. Ya la I know la, alot of money wei... Well I'm planning to give it to my mama. I am guessing she won't mind the extra moisture lor. Muahahahaha. But I may keep a tub of the left of Anago (1st tub I bought - still have wan) for trips. They are sooo useful when you put them into smaller bottles and take em around with your in your purse. Especially when you realize at the rest stop on the highway that the soap they have ... isn't really soap..just weird white.. slimey .. eeee.. you get my drift.

So hai lor. Not total waste!

Ok, ok, I'll stop adding to this post.

I am Princess of Verbal Diarrhea!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Shopaholic's Blog

I have finally succumbed to starting my own beauty & shopping blog thanks to my fabulous beauty friends. Admittedly they have not only gotten me hooked to their blogs, but have made me sit and take a closer look at all the beauty products I have bought, as well as the beauty products I have my eye(s) on.

I have truly been inspired by these women who have made it a point to inform others about their purchases whether it be good or bad.

Here's hoping I don't disappoint.

Mini Intoduction to Pomme:

Pomme goes: Hello my name is Pomme and I am a Shopaholic
AA goes: Welcome Pomme!

Pomme goes: Hello my name is Pomme and I am a Stressaholic
AA goes: Welcome Pomme!

Pomme goes: Hello my name is Pomme and I ...
Credit Card Company goes: Sorry Ms Pomme, but your application for a credit card has been denied.

Pomme goes: Fark.