Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Garnier New Hair Products

Really Garnier? Won't you even bother changing the title? Oh well, I guess the word "Damage" isn't owned by L' go ahead and use on...
(in all honesty I would love to see how these compare to the L'oreal ones)

Hair Color

Would you be interested in how I achieved this color on my dark black hair?

Coming Soon: Urban Decay Electric Palette

Excited yet? I know I am!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DHC Cleansing Oil Review

My staple over the past 6 years or more for removing hardcore makeup and sunblock is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. No other makeup remover even comes close. I remove my eye makeup with an eye makeup remover (although you can also use DHC oil itself for removing eye makeup too, I just like to use a remove made only for eyes for removing tough eye makeup) like the one from Clean and Clear or Neutrogena. Then I follow up massaging my face with 2 pumps of the DHC cleansing oil. When you rinse with warm water, the oil emulsifies and turns milky white, and all the oiliness disappears. And though a face wash with a cleanser after this is optional, I always do wash with whatever facewash I am using at the time. This process is absolutely compulsory for me. The sunblocks I use are hardcore and cling on like 2nd skin. I want to ensure that everything is taken off my face at the end of the day and no other makeup remover has helped me like the DHC cleansing oil.

I have tried using different oils and they do work well but I love the emulsification I get when I wash the DHC oil. I think jojoba oil should work just as well, but again no emulsification and it breaks me out.

I highly recommend this liquid gold to everyone for makeup removal.
It retails for US $28 for 6.7 ounces. ($4.17/oz.)

An Aside: Although the price isn't too bad, over the years it can get expensive. I am eager to try the Garnier Cleansing Oil that has been recently introduced in the market, to see if I can save a few bucks.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


E. V. E stands for Essential Vital Elements. Check the product on it's website here.

This is a much touted miracle serum and it is French (we all know of the craze around French skincare, don't we?). Well I just HAD to try it.It retails in the USD $120 to USD $140 price range. Which makes this product hideously expensive. Among it's many claims, this product also regenerates skin. As a previous cystic acne sufferer, I have a lot of pores and scarring on my skin and I will try anything to help decrease that. I am using this once a day (at night after washing my face) as opposed to twice. I will report it's progress in a few weeks. It promises results in 3 weeks if used twice a day, but since I'm using it just once a day, I will check back in 6 weeks.