Monday, March 16, 2015

Mon Chéri Skincare - The Lily Collection

"Explore who you are. Embrace your own rules. Create a journey that symbolises your timeless beauty."

Mon Chéri is a skincare line that encourages people to cherish their inner and outer beauty, to be comfortable in their own skin and to be confident in parading their natural beauty.

I was super lucky to receive this lovely gifts from Mon Chéri when I won their "Know Your Skin Type" photo contest, I've always been into natural products, so I was indeed super excited when I received their parcel.

Previously I'd done a review on Mon Chéri skincare sample, back then I was wowed by their super cute vintage packaging, but this lovely pink box is of course even better, lolz.

The Lily Collection for Normal to Combination Skin, which consist of Gentle Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer.

I really do adore the packaging, they definitely lend a touch of romantic feminine feel to the collection.

The Gentle Cleanser is definitely my fave product from the whole collection. It's quite foamy and I do quite enjoy washing my face with it, as it works really well in clearing out all the gunks on my face without drying out my skin. I don't even feel any tightness or experience any redness after using it. So this is indeed perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Toner has always been part of my skincare ritual, mainly because I have combination skin, which can be quite problematic at times, especially during hot weather, where I dread that oily shine from my face. This toner actually managed to refine my pores and keep the shine at bay during the day, but of course this is only to a certain extend, as it's super hot here in KK, hehehe. 

Unlike other toners that might actually sting your skin, this toner is quite gentle on the skin and doesn't leave any tightness feeling, especially on the sides of my nose, which can be quite sensitive.

Lastly the moisturizer. To be frank, I have always been those who prefer serum, I always skip moisturizer and only slather on serum on my face, mainly because I'm not too fond of heavy oily cream based moisturizer.

So I was quite surprised when I first tried their sample and found out how light it actually feels on my skin. It doesn't leave any heavy oily feeling on my skin. Not only that, it actually works to keep my skin supple and well moisturized.

For those who are not used to using natural products, the scent of this moisturizer might overwhelm you, but after using if for a while, you'll probably get used to it as the scent doesn't linger for long. It's the scent that reminds you that this is indeed a natural product.

Mon Chéri had been very generous to me. Not only do I receive the skincare set, they even send me over this lovely makeup pouch and moisturizing lip balm.

This lipbalm is enriched with deeply moisturising Bee Wax, Shea Butter and Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax from the peel of the fruit of Japanese Sumach, it is full of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiallergenic, and germicidal antioxidant properties which aid the healing of dry and chapped lips. It contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E which are antioxidants which protects your lips against free radicals; and Atelocollagen keeps your lips luscious and hydrated by locking in moisture and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

When it comes to lipbalm, I'm obsessed with them, especially those that minimizes the appearance of fine lines. This lipbalm is great as it glides on smoothly on my lips. No more dry chapped lips when you have this, it's also not too sticky on the lips, so you won't have to worry about flies being stuck on your lips. (Yes, these has indeed happened to me, lolz)

Overall, it was a great skincare line, especially if you're into natural products, the Mon Chéri Skin Care Set, which includes the gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer and moisturizing lip balm retails at RM336, but you can get it now at RM288, so if you're interested, do check out Mon Chéri web E-store : )

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Macadamia Nuts Shower Cream

A few weeks back, me and my friend stopped by the Yves Rocher store in Suria Sabah, I'd been looking for a new shower cream when I saw these rows of Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Shower Cream, a quick sniff led me to buy this delectable Macademia Nuts Shower Cream.

Macademia Nuts Shower Cream (RM22)

From the Yves Rocher Website :

"Discover the rich flavour and the enveloping and intense scent of Guatemala Macadamia Nuts. Enriched with Aloe Vera, the Macadamia Nuts from Guatemala Velvety Shower Cream gently cleans your skin."
Result: nourished and soft skin!

The Plus: its sweet fragrance. A new flip top practical and easy.

- Paraben free,
- More than 97% natural ingredients,
- pH neutral for skin,
- Easily biodegradable formula,
- Recyclable bottle.

I have always been a fan of gourmet scent, especially those with a sweet vanilla hint on it, and this smells exactly like that. It smells really really good, if you're a fan of vanilla and nutty scent, you're going to love this! This reminds me a lot of vanilla cake batter and vanilla ice cream, sweet and creamy...Yum!

The texture of the shower gel is actually quite creamy, it managed to keep my skin clean and hydrated at the same time, sometimes I don't even need to lather on lotion after taking a shower. The sweet vanilla nutty hint lingers for a while after shower, which smells really heavenly, hehehe.

This is definitely the best shower cream I'd tried so far, it's really great in keeping skin hydrated especially if you have dry and sensitive skin. Do check this out if you haven't try it : )

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Natural World Hair Treatment Oil

In my previous post, I'd mention about my experience doing online shopping with Luxola, which was great by the way, heheheh. After trying out the 2 products (Natural World Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil 100ml and Natural World Argan Oil of Morocco Moisture Repair Hair Treatment Oil 25ml) that I'd bought from them for over 2 months. It's time to do a little review.

Natural World Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil (RM50)

Natural World Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil 100ml is a luxurious and lightweight leave-in formula infused with precious Keratin to help repair damaged areas of the hair's surface. It has the ability to smooth & repair, control frizz, add shine & softness.

I actually used this as a pre-shampoo treatment oil, leaving them on my hair for an hour before shampooing. Once my hair is almost dry, I applied them again on my hair ends. My hair definitely felt smoother and shinier after using this, it doesn't even feel oily even though I used quite a lot of it, but mind you I do have dry and frizzy hair, so if your hair is a little fine, you'll probably won't need to use a lot of this.

Natural World Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil has a runny oily kind of texture, lightweight and has a pleasant scent that is not quite noticeable after application.

This whole bottle will probably last me quite a long time even though I have quite long hair, RM48 for a 100ml bottle is definitely worth to buy : )

Initially I wanted to get the 100ml bottle, but too bad it's not in stock, so I ended up getting the 25ml  bottle of Natural World Argan Oil of Morocco Moisture Repair Hair Treatment Oil
Moroccan Argan Oil Moisture Repair Hair Treatment Oil is a luxurious and lightweight leave-in formula infused with precious certified organic Argan Oil. This exotic oil from Morocco is particularly rich in nourishing Vitamin E and anti-oxidants and it has been used for centuries by Berber women to achieve beautiful, healthy hair.

I tried using this as a pre-shampoo treatment oil, but found that Keratin oil did the job much better in terms of moisturizing. So I stick to using this as a treatment oil after shampooing my hair, in terms of softness and shine, this is better than the Keratin oil, but using this too much will definitely weight down the hair, so do apply sparingly.

Another thing I love about this is the scent, it has a sweet citrusy scent that lingers for a while after application. 

Overall I love these 2 products, they definitely help transform my hair from a frizzy mess to a more manageable mane. I haven't got any splits ends, even though I haven't gotten any trim for a long long time, they're also paraben free, so that's definitely another plus point : )