Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Reviews: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF50 PA+++

Recently, I'm becoming much diligent blogger. Hahaha... Today, I'm going to review Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF50 PA+++. What a mouthful name, I shall call it Waterlight Lotion.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF50 PA+++

As you may know, I'm in love with my Guerlain sunblock but it turns out horribly when I'm using together with Maybelline's AngelFit Liquid Foundation. All I get is dead pale, white cast and greasy skin. No, the white cast just stay put whole day long... Pretty long lasting white cast, huh? I don't need that kind of long lasting. My skin isn't oily at all but it looks that way when both items combined. Hence, I thought why not I get myself another inexpensive sunblock solely for AngelFit Liquid Foundation.

Most sunblock gives me thick, creamy, hard to spread out and whitish texture, which I'm trying to avoid when it needs to be using together with AngelFit Liquid Foundation. I'd been looking for this sunblock for quite sometime as Sir Niu Er has introduced this product in famous Taiwanese show 'Queen'. Sir Niu Er also imparted a set of formula on How much Sunblock Do We Really Need to Apply on Face. He spreads a huge amount of WaterLight Lotion on Song Xin Ni's face but it doesn't seems greasy and no white cast at all!.

WaterLight Lotion's texture is light and easy to spread but be careful not to massage your skin for too long. Continues massage or even patting your face alone may cause peeling bits on your skin. Dried lotion will become flakes and messed up the whole face as its kind of difficult to brush off. The feeling is like when we are using peeling gel to cleanse our face, dirt's will stick on the gel and becomes blackish bits dropping everywhere. My normal routine is massage WaterLight Lotion until half dry and leave it to fully air dry before applying liquid foundation. This sunblock has a weird smell, is like children school shoes liquid white chalk smell. For western countries readers may not understand what is white chalk for children school shoes. The smell is not strong and before you're realized, it's gone. Just a reminder for those interested but cares about any scented products.

With Helioplex added, it should be works like an invisible shield, effectively blocking out harmful UVA / UVB rays and neutralise free radical damages. I have no idea how much can Helioplex helps in against dark and premature skin but it does sounds great... Hahahaha...

After application, my skin has the healthy glows but not oily and the best part is WaterLight Lotion dries fast. I must say WaterLight Lotion dries up much faster than Guerlain sunblock but still Guerlain can act like a primer as I've noticed Guerlain sunblock also helping me to smooth out my skin with pretty glows. I can just wearing Guerlain sunblock without any foundation but not with WaterLight Lotion. With WaterLight Lotion, I don't need to wait for the sunblock to be fully dries up before applying powder products. No more patchy, uneven and vampire face! Wooo Hooo!!!

Be careful not to use WaterLight Lotion near the eye area. I'd experiences sting and burn feeling when the product applied near my eyes. I can't open my eyes and tears just keep on flowing, it's so hurt. I don't have product gets into my eyes, just somewhere near thus I suspect WaterLight Lotion is too strong to be apply around sensitive area. The packaging written for all skin type and my skin seems to love it. The price is slight more expensive than normal SPF50 PA+++ sunblock, if not mistaken is RM46 or something. I've bought mine during Guardian sale at around RM39+ and that was one of the first batch goods arrived in Malaysia. There are 2 types of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Lotion SPF50 PA+++, one is the WaterLight Lotion and the other one is thicker texture but I can't remember is cream or slightly thicker lotion type. Read carefully and choose the one suitable for your skin or else you may get the wrong product.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Online Shopping Cultural

After reading a blogger recent bad experience with local blog-shop, it reminds me of a friend got cheated twice with his online purchases from local forum. This is the reason why I don't like to do my shopping online. I find it very insecure and annoying when items arrived wrongly or worst still, when they never arrives, which happening all the times in Malaysia.

I'm pretty sure there are 'miscommunication and misunderstand' happening everywhere, not only in Malaysia but once the problems have been rectify, it should not be a problem. Of course, I understand there are some very special customers will have some special requirements. For an instance, requires seller to provide them different sizes in each pair of shoes as the interested buyer might has serious different foot sizes problem between own feet, but I don't think most seller will allow that as the reason is pretty obvious. Also, only few of us will ask for that, isn't it? Well, at least I don't. Hehehehe...

Seriously, I doubt that 36 for the right foot & 37 for the left foot blogger would asked for this weird combination when she confirmed her shoes order, right? Hahaha... Or the seller already predicted that her buyer will fits into sizes 36 on her right foot and 37 on her left foot when buyer actually ordered a pair of size 37 shoes? Apparently, the buyer never had any problem in fitting her right foot into size 37. Just joking, no hard feeling please... Hehehe...

I've heard many times, sellers mixed up different customers' items together and send to the wrong customers. I think this is pretty normal, as most of the blog-shops are individual owns without huge manpower. It's still acceptable as long as the seller sincerely willing to replaces / exchanges the original ordered items to buyer without any additional costing because it's not buyer's fault to received wrong package, normally things will be in peace. After all, buyers just want to get their ordered items intact and seller wishes to do their business in harmony. At least, be responsible for your own wrongdoing.

It's pretty upset to hear that there's a blog-shop owner stood up customer's appointment when the seller supposed to exchange the wrong sent item with customer. Even worse, the seller ignored every calls, emails and smses that sent by customers while still running the blog-shop as usual.

It's pretty normal for an unsatisfied customer to lodge complains yet no one is entertaining the problems to be annoyed and frustrated. As a business owner / seller, should addresses customers' concerns and do their best to fulfills them not to ignores them. If customers' requirements are too much to handle, then explain politely in a nicer way to customers.

We've heard many stories from shopping online. More on bad experiences? They might be just the tip of the iceberg in our society. I'm still strongly believe, there are still many nice and kind online sellers out there. Negatives stories definitely will kill a lot desires when comes to online shopping but definitely worth to read and learn one or two from them. Nobody loves to be cheated, as a consumer we have to protect and know our own rights. If the seller charges and given you the spoilt, expired, wrong item or something not from your order form (unless they are freebies) make sure the seller understand he/she is responsible to exchange or replace it. Even if it's only a cheap or small item, we should not allow this kind of things happens, otherwise the situation will be getting worse. We ought to stand out, voice out and let these people understand the facts. Do not making use some kindness or timidness to earn extra advantages. It's so wrong!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Preying On Good Foundation... Yes, Again!

I know I'm still on my makeup diet and I should not buy foundation anymore. I already have piles of them. It's really hard to control myself not to look at these great raves foundations! Hahahaha... Here are some foundations that caught my interest...

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation

Words from Estee Lauder Official Website:

15-hour wear, light as air—long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup.

Makeup That Keeps Up
  • Fresh, natural, comfortable.
  • Goes on sheer, leaves skin free to breathe all day.
  • Controls oil.
  • Resists smudging and won't 'melt' off through heat and humidity.

For a look that stays vibrant and fresh whether it's a workday, a workout or a weekend. Smooth it on once and don't think twice about it.


  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Won't clog pores
  • Fragrance-free
  • Photo-friendly

Sounds appetizing, isn't it ? Weirdly enough, from the official website, this lightweight foundation is not recommended under dry skin type. Hahahaha...

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foudation

Words from Estee Lauder Official Website:


'Best of Beauty - Foundation'

Allure Magazine, October 2008


15-hour staying power. Flawless all day.

This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity.

Won't change color, smudge or come off on clothes.

Feels lightweight and comfortable.

Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.

  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Fragrance-free
Wow, this foundation sounds good too but I did received some users found Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation gives them dry feeling. I thought this foundation is recommended for dry skin, shouldn't it be more hydrating and moist? Also, I've heard this foundation is one of the best selling foundation all over the world... Is that true ? I have no idea too...

Lunasol Water Cream Foundation

Yes, I know I did mentioned I got slight broke outs from this foundation. After seen so many great beauty bloggers had try it and giving thumb's up for it. How can I'm not miss it ? I'm considering to give it another chance and try whether it still break outs on me... Should I ?

Ladies, what do you think about these foundations ? Anyone tried anything above or any better reckons ? Any comments on these, good or bad ? I really would like to see how they performs before I'd put on stakes of money on them... Local SAs don't practice free sample unless you buy something from them or you've already their regulars or VIP. Obviously, I'm not. Hehehehe... They aren't cheap in Malaysia, in case you don't know... Hahahaha...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Palette

I broke my shopping ban again! This time, I chose it, my boyfriend paid it... Hahaha... It's not extremely expensive makeup item, hence he don't mind to buy it for me. In addition, this is a gift from him as he left me alone at home while he went to Kuala Lumpur with his friends during the long weekend.

Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Nude Elements 322.

Initially, I did not give any noticed to this eyeshadow palette as it has nothing special and just a normal brown eyeshadow. Last week, while I was passing by Parkson and saw Revlon putting these palette on 10% sale. Out of curiosity, I went up and did some swatches. To my surprise, the texture is soft yet not so powdery. It's a matte color palette so if you are looking for shimmery palette then don't go for this. Unlike most drugstore brands, Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow is smooth and color payoff quite well. Palette comes with a white color, light brown, dark brown and gray. I do find white color a little bit chalky but not on other 3 colors. I uses white as a base and highlighter, dark brown on upper lids and gray on outer lids. Lastly, I uses light brown to apply on crease and blends out the harsh line between dark brown and gray.

According to their website description: Crease-proof & fade-proof wear

Powder shadow delivers rich, beautiful color that looks freshly applied for up to 12 hours. Patented ColorStay® formula won't crease, fade or smudge. Now with patented SoftFlex® for silky smooth color that blends effortlessly. Two multi-use applicators included.

  • Ophthalmologist-tested.
  • Non-irritating.
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers.
  • Safe for sensitive eyes.
If you are looking for some sultry and smokey brown palette, then this may not be suitable for you. This is a light and subtle eyeshadow palette, which suitable for Office Ladies or if you prefer something tone down. If you really wish to turn this soft brown palette into a great smokey eyes, maybe you will need to use a stronger base color for example using MAC Paint 'Bamboom' or Paint Pot 'Quite Natural'. I bought this palette not because of its colors are special. Rather because I need a brown palette, which is not so expensive but suitable for everyday use. I love my Dior 5 Color Iridescent Eyeshadow palette and initially I thought Revlon ColorStay and Dior 5 Color is almost similar. After some swatches and EOTD, I found that they are totally different. Dior 5 Color Iridescent Eyeshadow palette still my favourite palette...

The original price is RM46.00 but I bought it with 20% off and I only paid RM36.80. If I'm not mistaken there are 18 shades available but I don't think every single shades have been brought into Malaysia. As a drugstore brand and price, personally I found this palette is not bad but still cannot compare with my favourite Dior, MAC and Stila eyeshadow. Too bad, Stila has pulled out from Malaysia and I don't see them in Singapore too. Is Stila available in Singapore ?

Not to worry if you are interested in this palette as our Watsons and Guardian always having great sale. If you missed out this National Day sale, I'm sure within next 2 months there will be another sale coming soon.