Vaseline Lip Therapy Advanced Formula

Filed Under (cosmetics, lip balm) by rinnah on 04-06-2012

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I picked up this lipbalm in my early days in Singapore out of desperation. I had been having some bad skin days which resulted in my lips being very dry, peely and cracked (with bleeding too). I swear, there were some days when I felt more reptilian than human!

First off, I do like the tube design of this lipbalm because I find it easier to tote around and I’m less likely to lose it in my bags compared to say, a slim stick design. Not to mention that the tube design allows me to squeeze out what I need to use at a time.

It does feel a bit oily when I slather copious amounts of this lip balm onto my lips and on the sides of my mouth. But that’s not for long as the feeling soon fades and it feels comfortable on my lips. I’m not the best candidate to tell you about its lasting power as my uber dry lips require me to reapply every now and then, especially after meals.

If you like your lipbalms scented and flavoured, this one is not for you because it is scentless and flavourless, which is a plus point for me because the chances of allergic reactions to this product are greatly reduced. The best thing I can say about this lipbalm is that it does not aggravate my sensitive skin, which is saying a lot because some other types/brands of lipbalms I’ve tried have aggravated the peeling condition, rather than helping it.

I’d definitely keep this lipbalm around because it does the trick in a pinch, but it doesn’t quite achieve Holy Grail status for me.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Advanced Formula retails for SGD 3.90 in most major pharmacies.

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What beauty related stuff do you keep at work?

Filed Under (bodycare, cosmetics, heels, lip balm, lip gloss, lotions, shoes) by rinnah on 01-05-2012

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The idea for this post was generated from a random chat with Beetrice (during work hours! :P ) one fine day and I got the idea that it would be fun to see what kinds of beauty related stuff people would keep at work.

I tend to go for the minimalist approach where possible, but soon found out that what I considered minimal was a whole lot more than what some of my beauty blogger friends had (which is nothing! Paris B, I’m looking at you!). But then again, some of the stuff I’ve listed aren’t strictly make-up or skincare related. I’ve just included them because I consider them to be part of ‘beauty at work’.

Are you ready for the virtual tour? Heheh.

Essentials that I need at hand on my workstation :
- Box of tissues (for my sinuses. Atchoo!)
- Avène Thermal Spring Water spray (to combat the drying effects of the office air-conditioning)
- Small standing mirror (to check myself out; also a gift from the lovely Syen)

Hidden away inside my drawer, tucked inside a pink cosmetics pouch from Daiso :
- tiny DKNY Pure Verbena scent spray (from one of my Bellaboxes)
- Liese Juicy Shower Hair Fragrance Spray (for those days when you eat out and come back smelling like a kitchen)
- Folding comb (also picked up for a song at Daiso)
- Oil blotting papers (I ‘fess up, I have two types – both powdered and non-powdered)
- Lip balms (not one, not two, but four! Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF15, Mentholatum Pure Softlips in Honeydew, Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom, and Maybelline Lip Smooth in Rose – the last one is a tinted lip balm)
- Lip products (mini Smashbox Lipgloss in Buff, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rose Pearl, and Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum)
- Assorted medication (for the sudden fever, cold, allergy, headache/migraine)

Also hidden inside my drawer but not in the cosmetics pouch :
- Small tub of Vaseline (original petroleum jelly type, not cream or lotion)
- Santa Verde Aloe Vera Creme in Medium (doubles as face and hand moisturiser)
- Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy (a gift!)
- A’kin Lavender, Geranium & Jojoba Hand, Nail & Cuticle Creme
- Vitamins (Blackmores Cold Combat, and Scott’s Vitamin C Pastilles)
- Shoe shine sponge (part of a travel toiletries set)

And last but not least, something I consider essential to beauty at work for me… uh… four pairs of high heels under my table.
- Aldo Doyscher heels in black leather (super love them – my Louboutin dupes!)
- Rockport Luciana pumps in sandstone (a new addition bought on sale…)
- Lewre work pumps in black leather (my go-to regular shoes)
- DMK peeptoe heels in camel (when black just won’t match my outfit of the day)

So, what do you keep at work that’s beauty related?

Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF15

Filed Under (cosmetics, lip balm) by rinnah on 09-01-2012

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I’m pretty sure this lip conditioner has been around, for like… forever? :P

Anyway, I just had to snap up this oldie when I saw it selling in Bonjour Hong Kong for a mere HKD 18.00. (Which works out to about SGD 3.00 or MYR 7.50 thereabouts.) Do note that I got mine in the old packaging (dark blue tube) instead of the new packaging (gold tube shown below) which might account for the discounted price.

Estee Lauder lip conditioner SPF 15

The lip conditioner looks like a lipstick. It’s housed in a very traditional looking lipstick tube and even shaped like a lipstick, which makes it easy as pie to apply. But if you ask me, it makes this lip conditioner look and feel rather aunty-ish.

There is no smell and no taste but it does feel rather oily to me if I slick too much on. It also feels like it will make your lipstick slip and slide if you use this underneath but it could well be a godsend for those lippies that dry out your lips. I tried it under my Revlon Colorburst lipgloss and it provided a comfortable base (even though lipglosses don’t really need bases).

I like that it has SPF 15 sun protection as most lipbalms don’t have any inbuilt sun protection at all. Better some than none! :)

While I wouldn’t say that I adore or love this lip conditioner, I find that I prefer it over my Vaseline Lip Therapy on days when my lips aren’t super cracked. I keep it in my office drawer for daily use and it’s one of those good-to-have-on-standby-but-not-essential kinda product to me.

Yes factors : SPF 15 protection, easy to apply because of lipstick form, does a good job of hydrating lips
No factors : Looks a bit old-fashioned, may be oily if too many layers are applied, pricey

Packaging : .13oz/3.8g

Recommended retail price : USD 16.50

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Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Lotion

Filed Under (bodycare, lotions, nail polish) by rinnah on 08-10-2010

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Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning lotion

Description : Vaseline lets you nourish your hands and nails healthily with the following 3 nourishments: 1. Vitamin E that moisturizes and softens hands. 2. Keratin that strengthens your nails by 30% so they won’t break easily. 3. Olive Essence, extract from olive oils, that softens the cuticles and smoothens hands to keep them beautiful.

Directions for use : Apply on hands and nails regularly everyday.

Packaging : 100ml

Recommended Retail Price : RM8.90

My Review :

I picked up a free bottle of this hand and nail lotion as a purchase with purchase when I bought a bottle of Vaseline’s new moisturizing range. Since I seldom use hand lotions at home, I brought it to work so that I could have some hand lotion to use after washroom visits. Did I like it?

I like the packaging design. It comes in a plastic bottle that stands on its cap, which means that gravity will automatically help me to squeeze out the last bits of lotion. Also, the size of the bottle fits nicely in the palm of my hand and the flip-top cap lets me use it one-handed, something extremely useful in the office when more often than not I am using my free hand to do something else. When I did a Google search for a picture of the bottle, I found that this bottle design appears to be unique to the Thailand/Malaysia market.

The texture of the lotion is not very oily and sinks into the skin fast – which is good because then I won’t leave oily smudges all over my work laptop. My hands feel nice and soft after application but not as if I’d slathered on tons of moisturizer, if you get what I mean. I like that there is no filmy feeling when I wash my hands as some moisturizers/emollients tend to leave a layer of film over your skin – to me this feels like the moisturizer has been completely absorbed into my skin!

The scent of this lotion is rather strong and I only use a tiny amount each time. I don’t know how to describe the scent, but it sometimes reminds me of a cross between a stronger, sharper smelling Johnson’s baby lotion and a shampoo that I used to use a long time ago. So yeah, the scent does absolutely nothing for my olfactory senses.

As for its claims to soften cuticles and strengthen nails, I don’t have brittle nails to begin wih nor do I trim my own cuticles so I will refrain on commenting on this section.

In conclusion, I probably wouldn’t spend money to re-purchase this hand lotion, but as long as it lasts, I’m more than happy to use it.

Yes factors : Keeps hands soft and supple; non-oily; long lasting scent
No factors : Strongly scented; only acts as a hand moisturizer, nothing fancy

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