28.11.09

Biotherm Biosource/ Aquasource Series IV


3rd Step
Aquasource Ultra Moisturising Oligo- Thermal Gel

In the 1st place, I thought I should write the 2 serums that I have also tried in the series, but then, seems it will be more appropriate to complete the basic steps 1st... XD

Description
Tested in extreme climatic conditions, this innovative moisturising gel-textured formula quenches your skin and provides 24 hours of non stop hydration.

All the benefits of 5,000 litres of spa water concentrated in a single jar.

Enriched with the innovative hydra Non Stop complex, that deeply hydrates by locking moisture into the skin, preventing the loss of water.

The fresh texture and the aquatic scent and the formula provide vitality, freshness and hydration that lasts all day long. Intensely moisturised, skin feels fresh, supple and glows with health
 
 
Maybe the 1st hydrating gel I use it too good to be true for me, so I never able to find another hudrating gel as good as Za. However, I think Za is not good when the skin is more mature, as in getting older, so this is a good alternative.

Conclusion
I don't think there's a great incentive for me to buy Biotherm's products due to the price tag and the effectiveness of the products. Therefore,

Score 75/100 for the whole 3step process

Kyanvi

Biotherm Biosource/ Aquasource Series III


2nd Step
Biosource Clarifying Lotion

Description
This refreshing toner reaches the deep dirt that cleansers cannot. More than a simple toner, it works as an exfoliant, ridding your skin of impurities and dead cells, revealing brighter, more radiant looking skin.

My opinion
Water like liquid, the smells is quite nice, kinda like spring water/ mineral water.

I have no idea whether there's alcohol in there, and I didnt smell that either. Even though its main purpose is clarifying, but it also does moisturise my skins. So its a good buy if the price can be a bit cheaper as the cotton pads absorbed lots of them @.@

To be continue...

Kyanvi

Biotherm Biosource/ Aquasource Series II



1st Step
Biosource Clarifying Cleansing Gel

Apparently, this is no longer available as Biotherm replaced this with another cleansing foam. But since I am a very slow user, I still got this at home.

(Out of topic, for any bloggers that can read chinese, the beauty guide on elle.com.hk is quite good as it has descriptions on almost every main brand products on there. But not the ones you can find in those Parallel import shops...)

Description
Instantly removes dead cells impurities Visibly helps even out the complexion Provides a in-depth yet thorough exfoliation Promotes brighter, clearer appearance

My opinion
The texture is colouress, pale yellow gel and its very easy to form foam. It is good at removing oil as I use this after using DHC Cleansing Oil, but my skin isnt dry but stays moisturise. So it's my favourite at the moment since the old problem has back...

To be continue...

Kyanvi

Biotherm Biosource/ Aquasource Series I





Think lots of ladies will know, or even the 1st correlation with Biotherm is their Aquasource/ Biosource Series Skin Care Prodcuts, and in the next few reviews, I am going to share my experiences.

Yesterday, when I was in shower, I just thought, there's always fate or 緣份 as the chinese said to meet the particular skin care product in time. This is because our skin condition changes often due to the weather, the food we eat, the life style we adopted at the moment. The reason I said that as my old skin irritant problem revisited me again this week, and I have to use products that are as mild, as moisturising as they can be.

So its a good time for me to revisit the Aquasource series again.

Furthermore, lots of people said it's no point to try out testers/samples as they don't give a full image of the effect of the products. However, it is so untrue to say so as how long would you like to try out the products before you decide to buy them, 1 day? 1 week? or even 1 month?

But it is quite impossible, normally we cant even try them at Boots, Superdrugs or other similar shops. For more expensive, luxury brand like Channel, Dior, you can only try that on your hand or even face for few mintues when the beauty assistant persuading you to buy it...

Therefore, I am not saying by using small samples/ testers can tell the true effect of the products, but at least you can feel the 1st impression that they brings you.

Kyanvi

e.l.f. - I am waiting for u.

I have ordered lots of stuff from e.l.f. last week as I heard a mix comment from the bloggers and really want to see how good or how bad the stuffs are...
BUT...
They are lost in the postal system...@.@ I hope they are coming back to me soon, finger cross, as I have contacted the customer service, and their reply was that I have to wait until 10th Dec and they then will further investigate...
1st time I heard such bad response from any customer service in UK, I thought the response from Debenhams was bad enough last time...

Brushes.... II

Since I have managed to write the review of my brush collection... I forgot to mention 1 thing... it is...
What other brushes that I was thinking of buying!!

From the research I have done online, the following company's brushes are recommended by different bloggers/ forum user:
  • M.A.C. - of course, it's kinda like common sense to lots of ladies nowadays... but i found the price bit too high @.@
  • Bobbi Brown - another maker that is generally recommended
  • Sigma - according to lots of bloggers, the quarlity of the brushes are as good as M.A.C.
  • Trish McEvoy 
  • e.l.f - i heard a few of its US$1/£1.50 brushes are okay and the studio line ones are generally worth more than US$3 /£3.50. 
  • Shu Uemura
  • 白鳳堂 (hakuhodo)
  • The Body Shop - consider the ones I have used, they are actually good valued
  • Ruby & Millie - after I own almost the entire collection, I began to wonder, how InStyle Magazine judge that?? Some of them aren't as good as The Body Shop, yet the price are roughly the same (when there's no £5 off voucher exists)
  • Mannings (HK) - one word - cheap; and this is the entire reason for the bloggers in hk to recommended
Have I missed any?

K

p.s. Lancome Foundation Brush is good, I heard. But not its entire line. Also, M.A.C. holiday / mini brushes arent as good as its individual ones, as some bloggers claimed. But, I have no idea whether it is true or not.

18.11.09

My Brushes… finally got time…


Finally I got time to type reviews. I was stuck with my contract law at the moment.. seems so complicated.....=.=///
From Left to Right:
  1. Lancome Retractable Lip - bought that in US for USD$5. I have used other lip brushes before, and all those are mini one.... This is not the best one I have used, I love the mini Dior lip brush that I own, as the amount of brush hair is small and few. But the hair is actually nice and soft.
  2. Kate Eyeliner - bought with the gel eyeliner. I haven't used other eyeliner brushes before, so not sure whether it is good or not. But at least did the job and it is soft too.
  3. Ruby & Millie Angled - it is one of my favorite one as I found angled one very useful. It can used for brows and eyeliner too. The only problem is that it is quite hard and I have to use it quite lightly when I apply stuff on eyes.
  4. It is same as brush 3. I bought it because it is quite cheap, as only £1 per brush by using Boots £5 voucher.
  5. Ruby & Millie Eye Sweep - bought this when there's a Boots £5 voucher. In the 1st place, I found the hair very hard, after a few wash and some hair conditioner, the hair softens a bit. Normally I used it for base eye shadow and use it for 'sweeping' - to clean around the mistakes or 'dirts'.
  6. Manning's Angled - bought this when lots of bloggers in HK recommended it as a cheap source to buy brushes.
  7. The Body Shop Eye Shadow – this is my 1st brush which I bought in a Body Shop outlet store. It is very nice and it become my standard to select brushes. I prefer  this version from Korea than the china one before as the steam is more matte...@.@
  8. Manning’s Eye Shadow – this is very nice as the hair is soft and short. Perfect to brush on my new Revlon Eye Primer (from pound shop!!)
  9. Ruby & Millie Mascara Wand – just a plain normal mascara wand, nothing special, just use for remove excess mascara and its cheap, as I get it for free with Boots voucher.
  10. Ruby & Millie Eye liner – this is my 1st eyeliner brush, but I much prefer angled ones, so I use this more for eye shadow instead of eye liner nowadays.
  11. No. 7 Concealer -  this is good enough for me atm, so I am not looking for new concealer brush. However, the hair aren’t that soft, so beware when using it at the corner of eyes.
  12. Manning’s concealer – I haven’t really use it yet, so don’t know how is it. However, from the look and texture, it is a good concealer brush XD
  13. No. 7 Concealer – this is my 1st concealer brush, but it is too small for my dark circle and eye bags, that’s why I have move onto other brushes above. However, for the edge of the nose, it is the best though, as its pointed head.
  14. Everyday Mineral – this comes with my EM concealer set. The quality is really good and for USD$10, it worths as I think its natural animal hair, not synthetics.
  15. Everyday Mineral Angled – for USD$8, i am lovin’ it. This is the best brush I ever have at the moment. I use it for blushes, shading and even foundation. So glad that I bought this when I order mineral foundation though EM.
  16. No. 7 Powder – I personally don’t like this brush as even I have washed it many times, there’s some strange smells and the hair keeps dropping off.
  17. Ruby & Millie Foundation – maybe it’s just me or this brush isn’t good. When I apply liquid foundation on with this brush, I don’t think the foundation is as even as it is if i apply with hands or sponges…
  18. The Body Shop Foundation (which is not shown, as it is new)  Similar problem with this brush as to the R&M one, but the problem isn’t as big as R&M due to the size difference and the amount of hair.

So, what do you think?

K.

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