Archive for April, 2008


Is imitation truly the best form of flattery?

April 6, 2008

I will just go ahead and rant on this little thing that has been on my mind for quite a long while now. I just need to ask all of you fashionable beings out there if imitation is the best form of flattery. Some might agree with the statement, others might not. I, for one, highly disagree. 


I have this acquaintance I know whom I met a little while back. After a while, friends of mine started noticing that this person, let’s call this person A, started to become more like.. Me. Everything that I did, A did. Point in view, my lifestyle habits (not really when it comes to Fashion – I will just go ahead and declare that I’m a million more times more fashionable than this fashion catastrophe.), the things I do, the style of clothes I wear and stuff. 


It annoys the hell out of me when it seems like my identity has been stolen/robbed.. It’s very much like Katie Holmes “copying” Victoria Beckham in terms of style and haircuts. Okay. I will just say that I whatever A does, I do it so much better – who the hell wears flip flops to the city? – in terms of everything. 


A friend did exclaim recently: ” OMG that’s you! only looking less hot and in need of major plastic surgery, new clothes, new hair and a new character!”. Shocked, I was not. Annoyed, very much.


So, have any of you felt this way before? Have any of you been imitated to the point of annoyance? 


Izu – Crystal Scrub and Activator

April 1, 2008

scrubmask1.jpgcredit: Izu is a skincare brand that I love. Celebrities like Charlize Theron, Jennnifer Aniston and the cast of Sex And The City use it as well. I was looking for a good scrub that would do the job, and I think I might have just found it! This works in 2 phases – the Crystal C Scrub (which feels like wet sand), and then the Activation gel. The crystal scrub is made up of Sodium Bicarbonate Crystals that exfoliates and stimulates old skin cells to maintain a smooth and radiant appearance. When I spread it on my damp skin, I felt it working as it sloughed every damn dead cell off the surface of my face. And then came the Activation gel. This dissolves the crystals and turns it into a mucky green. Squeeze a little out at a time and work into the skin surface. Continue to scrub away with this fabulous scrub. It smells so fantastic as it’s a little citrus-y, and it really left my skin clean and radiant. Of course, I followed by slathering some of my hydrating masque all over for optimum absorption of moisture after my Skinceuticals Phyto+ gel. I like that this scrub works and feels great. I can’t get enough of this fabulous scrub!