Archive for March, 2008


Derma Nano – Intensive Moisturizing Cream

March 23, 2008

7.jpg A couple of weeks ago, I attended a seminar featuring this brand of products developed by a group of dermatologists. I was told that this brand uses nano-science technology, all natural ingredients and Deinoic water to optimize and complement the skin’s natural cycle, giving the skin a youthful and vibrant look. I stay in an air-conditioned room almost the entire day, even when I’m sleeping. (note to self: bring out that humidifier for sleeping!) This can cause my skin to feel dehydrated even though my skin’s naturally quite oily. At first, I was afraid of using this moisturizer as the word Intensive usually means heavy and thick and greasy. But to my pleasant surprise, this is anything but that! This cream  imparts loads of moisture and anti-oxidants and creates a barrier on the skin – also making it the perfect make-up base. The bottle is one of those that you squeeze on the top, and the cream comes out in the middle, so you won’t contaminate the cream by dipping your mucky fingers into the cream. The scent is a pleasant rose floral scent which is most probably natural, since this company is all about All-Natural skin care. When you apply it, it feels light and almost gel-like, but quickly absorbs into your skin after a light massage. What you end up with is skin that is soft, radiant and smooth. Another plus point is that it doesn’t even clog pores! A wonder to use! I have the entire set of cleansing oil (he pioneered cleansing oils! Yes, even before Shu Uemura came up with it!), cleanser and toner.  


Kerastase Chroma Protect

March 18, 2008

Kerastase never fails to wow me with their great, effective professional products. I’ve been a huge fan of their Resistance, Reflection and Nutritive lines. All their products smell great, are great to use, and most importantly, works! 

Sometimes when I don’t want to put in any of my styling products that feel a little gunky, I use this fantastic Kerastase leave-in conditioner. It’s actually for coloured hair, but I don’t see why I can’t use it on my uncoloured hair. 
This leave-in conditioner is like a polishing cream, leaving the hair radiant and shiny, without making it greasy. It smells amazing, and never fails to let me feel like I’ve just stepped out of my uptown salon, when in reality, I’ve just stepped out of my home. Simply apply a little bit into the towel-dried hair and just go out! It leaves the hair beautifully moisturized, smelling great, and looking radiant. 

British Vogue April Edition – Victoria Beckham

March 7, 2008

vbvoguecoversmall.jpg British Vogue is one of the most prestigious books in the magazine world – one of the most expensive and the fact that only top fashion people, A-list actresses and celebrities. It’s quite refreshing that Alexandra Shulman decided to put one of the most famous and most photographed women in the world on the cover. She looks so much better than the Elle magazine shoot where Gilles Bensimon made her look like a too-serious fashion-fashion female fembot – I mean, it fits her outward persona, but it was a bit too serious, no? I love this new look on the cover of Vogue – very old Hollywood glamour with some English royalty in it. Very chic. Loads of diamonds, soft beautiful make-up (not as contoured as she usually has it).  I see that Nick Knight has done such a great job. I can’t wait to see the actual magazine. So far, so good…