Ridia Estelle Hair Remover

 

I bought this on Qoo10 as an impulse buy, totally sold by the moisturising-whitening-permanent sales pitch. Urghhhhhh.

 

This product pretty much works like other depilatory creams, so I feel a little disappointed. You need to wait at least 10min instead of the 3min they claim to see the hairs start detaching, and I suggest you use a scraper or something instead of wiping the cream off, like other depilatory creams.

The hair breaks off at the roots, so I don’t really understand how there can be permanent hair removal- but I guess I’ll continue using the spray and see how it goes.

OH YES.

A spray.

I think they were attempting to make it hygienic and convenient and whatnot, however I still need to spread the liquid myself because the nozzle basically just shoots a thin stream of liquid precisely onto my leg and doesn’t- dissipate- if you know what I’m trying to explain.

 

This is very moisturising and provides a nice feel to it afterwards. My legs also look brighter, though I am not sure if that is because the hair is gone.

This stinks like hair perms- if you have tried hair removal creams you will know what I’m talking about- and is much stronger smelling than other depilatory creams.

I will continue using this to see how it works- it seems to be gentler on the skin, which is a plus point. I didn’t get any irritation afterwards. 

Delivery is extremely fast considering it is from Japan- took only a week and it was wrapped expertly, with invoice and supporting documents included. Very impressed with the delivery.

 

 

 Fast delivery from Japan

 Moisturises, brightens(?)

 Hygienic

 Bad smell. VERY BAD SMELL.

 Needs a longer time than claimed.

 Breaks off at the roots. 

 
 
Overall rating:
 

Did not perform up to expectations, but it still works.

 

Skinfood Haul!

Hi guys I couldn’t help myself-

I’ll post a quick update about all the crazy freebies I’m getting recently!

Warning: whole bunch of pics coming up

 

 

What happened is that I won Skinfood’s Facebook giveaway, and they dropped me this hamper worth $100. However, I was sorely disappointed for various reasons (like a broken eyeliner etc.) , and behaved like a spoilt unappreciative little kid and posted this long rant on their page.

 I think I must have given them a shock.

But they were extremely courteous and responsive, and I felt really overwhelmed by the kindness and helpfulness of the Skinfood personnel. When I told them that the products did not really suit me, they prepared another hamper from the new line as well as a new eyeliner in a more suitable shade. I can’t even…

Pictures from the new hamper below.

I really love the brown eye pencil, even though it smudges pretty easily and you need to touch up often. It just glides on in such a heavenly way!

(detailed review when I have the time) 

After the whole incident, I felt really shameful and won over by their hospitality, so I went down to one of their stores and bought the Peach Sake Toner and Acorn Jelly Mask by way of giving them business ;-;

 

So, don’t be afraid to stand up for yourselves but do think about how others will feel!

Gosh I feel like a bitch

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I feel that getting the eye pencil made it worth it though

DON’T LEARN FROM ME GIRLS

Products present: Gold Kiwi Hydrating Mask, Gold Kiwi Emulsion and Toner, Moisture Egg Hair Pack, Hair Loss Care Shampoo (Pomegranate), Brown Creamy Smokey Crayon, Goat Milk and Lavender Stretch Care Cream, No.2 Muffin Cake Finish (Bronzer/ highlighter), Lollipop Gloss or something (gave it away), Omja Whitening Skincare range (toner, emulsion, essence) and Watery Berry Skincare range (toner, emulsion, essence)

MySpringIt dupe, the EpiStick Facial Hair Remover Review

I realised I’ve not reviewed any beauty tools yet!

Partly because it’s kinda embarrassing… 

I’m sure most of you would have heard of MySpringIt. It is this spring thingy that claims to get all the fine facial hairs off…

So.. does it really work? Well, I’ve tried it and I’m telling you that it does!

It pulls up hairs from the root, which hurts a lot at first and then after awhile, you get used to it.

Avoid tugging too much at stubborn hairs- roll it gently up or down (I think outwards?) and if the hairs are not coming out, leave it and come back to it later.

I’ve inserted a video from Youtube to show you how it works. I was using it the wrong way (bending it back and forth, though that worked fine too) until I saw her video, so embarrassing omg. Hers is a dupe too, because no one would buy a spring THAT expensive. Like what, 20 USD? I might as well buy an awesome epilator!

Guess how much mine cost?

1 SGD. Like 0.80 USD!! Whahahahaha! Don’t believe me? I have a screenshot to prove it.

 In your face, everyone who’s ever bought the actual thing!

Unfortunately, this seller is all out of stock, but you can this at a similar price- 1.80 SGD from here. Oh gosh I sound like such a cheapskate. But hey, 80 cents can buy you a nice ice cream! Maybe those cheap Nestle kinds you see in those mini marts… or a roll of Mentos.

Oh oh and the MySpringIt website says you can use it for up to a year without replacement. Why would you need to replace it? Because the spring gets loose or something? *confused*

But I digress.

For people with sensitive skin, you may want to put a bit of baby powder before using this or aloe vera gel after, because like all hair removal methods that use pulling/ tugging, if you pull up your skin too much or too hard you start getiing little red bumps/ welts or even break out with tons of tiny pimples! 

I experienced the tiny red bumps when I tried to remove the baby hair around my upper chest and neck. My upper lip was fine, though.

It doesn’t seem to work much for leg hair or arm hair, but it works fine on your underarm hair. I thus concluded that this spring thingy works best on tiny short hairs, so maybe that’s why it didn’t work for the long hairs on my arm.

I think this entire post was full of TMI about my hair habits :X Speaking about these things are still kinda taboo in Singapore, y’know? 

Hope it helped, so my embarrassment would be worth it!

I Cut, My Hair

I cut my hair.

(a lot right??)

Yes, I cut my own hair.

I dislike people messing around with my hair and giving me a style that I don’t want.

I usually layer it into three layers, and the longest layer is in the middle and the portion of hair nearer my ears are shorter.

Like so.

 

 My hair is sometimes annoying, unkempt and won’t be tamed by a comb.

It’s a lot better now that I use conditioner regularly, but the curls are still there, and they’ve petered out to waves!

I think curly hair isn’t too bad after all ^^

And in this shot, I look so pale! (below)

Ultimate favourite picture of the lot 😀

Well… I guess if you want curls like this you can tie your hair into two buns like what my friend does, so the harder you twist it will increase the intensity of the curls.

She told me she saw it on Xiaxue’s blog somewhere, so maybe you can look for it yourself?

*blessed with natural curls hohoho*