Of Holy Grails & Repeat Purchases

Skin type: Normal to Dry. Maturing skin. Not prone to breakouts

I get bored easy and love a change.

In HK you can’t throw a stone without hitting a shop. Shop’s whose shelves are filled with beauty products that glitter, glimmer and whisper their supernatural claims and magical powers in my ears!

And I am easily swayed.

But when I do walk right past a new product and re-purchase something ‘old’ it’s a big deal !

Kate Sommerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift

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This is the 2nd full big bottle I have purchased.

I started this with 2 travel size free samples. And at first I was a bit ‘eh’. Shake bottle, then ‘spray’ the liquid on your face. You basically get foam. You need to massage in the foam immediately. Not for eyes or lips. Though I will massage up to the optic orbital bone and around the lips lines.

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It while I was on the 2nd free bottle that I felt I saw a change.  My skin looked smoothened and I thought I saw a glow.

I have faint lines on my forehead and have laugh lines from nose to mouth. The two areas I worry about. Nothing short of surgery can turn back the hands of time, however I guess we can take steps to prevent it.  I am betting on this one !

DCS Nutriderm Golden Ball Eye AmpouleI have been using this every morning for a month. 10 light circles around my eyes, 10 under eyes to temple, and 10 along the brow bone. It WORKS !

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12 months with the Perricone MD upper eye lid serum and it did nothing.

This one, a drugstore find, 1 month and  my eye liner applies better! No jumping or leaping. My creases have definitely plumped up. Even shiny eye shadow doesn’t look so crepey  on my lids!

I am heartbroken. The range has disappeared in Watson’s Hong Kong. I am not sure what I am going to do !!!

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil: I have used the Clinique Take the Day off Balm,  the Neutrogena Cleansing Oil and then I bought the Shu. I loved it the moment I used it.  I use it as my First cleanse. The one I use to take my makeup off.

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I am currently running low on my Shu so I bought the Banila Co Clean it Zero to give it a try.  I am not impressed. It feels great, works just as well, however it just doesn’t seem to leave my skin with the same clarity as the Shu.

Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser : Simple no foam, no nonsense. It’s my second cleanse. ie the no makeup cleanse.

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It’s gentle, doesn’t seem to contain any baddies like Alcohol or SLS and easily available at Watsons or Mannings.

I have tried many cleansers and have felt meh! Most leave my skin feeling tight and that I hate!

I basically researched on Beautypedia (Paula Begoun) and saw this one has a good rating. So bought it. Will re-purchase

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner : Love it ! Great toner for exfoliation. Yes to be used only 2 times a week but who said we need to exfoliate everyday ?

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