ah, i know that this is coming in REALLY LATE as it’s nearly mid October already!
that’s how busy school’s gotten me! anyways, this month’s full of products that have been really effective for me and some are even priced at wallet-friendly rates at our drugstores! ^^
so let’s get started!
Vaseline Healthy White Body Lotion
My limbs have always been 2 shades darker than the rest of my body as I usually don’t apply any sort of sun protection lotion to prevent the skin from darkening. As such, I’ve been on a hunt for an all-in-one body lotion product that is cheap and effective in lightening my skin without irritating it. This product definitely did the job as it contains yoghurt, triple sunscreen protection and other skincare benefits that help to lighten the skin healthily. I’ve noticed that my limbs have gotten a shade lighter that they were before just after about 2 weeks of usage. It’s pretty cheap as well, S$6.50 for the medium sized bottle and about S$2 for the travel sized version. I really like this and will be repurchasing!
LA Girl HD Pro Concealer
I got 3 shades of these (1-classic ivory, 2-pure beige, 3-nude) after seeing FacesBySarah’s post raving about this awesome medium to full coverage concealers that’re high performing and cheap! I got them from Qoo10.sg HERE and i believe that it’s sold at some BHG outlets as well. It’s about S$8 per tube and since a little goes a long way, a tube will last you for quite a while. The only bad thing that i don’t like about this product is that there isn’t one shade that is an exact match for my skin tone. I’m a true mac NC25 and have to mix the lightest and the second lightest shade (classic ivory and pure beige) to get a close match.However, I can actually just get away with using the lightest shade, classic ivory, for light concealing under my eyes as well as for highlighting, when i’ve applied full coverage foundation. Either way, I have to say that it’s the best drugstore concealer that I’ve ever tried so far. The shade Nude is too dark for me, so does anyone want it?? :D
(photo credits : temptalia.com)
Ecotools Bronzer Brush
this is a synthetic bristle brush that’s very dense and soft! perfect for applying powder foundation and mineral foundation! as for bronzing, it does al alright job but it doesn’t give much precision to the area that it’s contouring. regardless, this is definitely one of my favourite face brushes that i’ve ever purchased at Watsons! i would be super happy to receive this as a gift! the more the merrier! i gotta save up to repurchase more when they’re back in stock at my nearest Watsons! :)
maybelline mineral blush in gentle pink
i don’t know what i’ll do when i run out of this blush :( i haven’t seen these in stores for a long while! i’ve used this since i was 15 years old and till this date, it is hands-down my favourite mineral blusher ever. it’s very finely-mileld, doesn’t look cakey on the skin, lasts all day (especially with a makeup setting spray) and somehow diffuses well into the skin for that natural flush of colour that picks up very prettily on camera. i’ve tried blushers from high-end brands but this one still performs so much better in terms of wear longevity and colour intensity. i had to get mine from Qoo10.sg (HERE) and it was on SALE! ^^ i’ve been on a crazy blush spree lately because i feel that a good blush instantly livens up the face and makes me appear more youthful ^^
La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector
this product didn’t work out well for me initially for some reason when my acne breakouts were more severe but as my skin gradually recovered, this product did its magic in helping to treat my mild acne! :D it’s got Ninacinamide that kills p.acne bacteria (more effectively than Benzoyl Peroxide in my opinion) and has a mixture of ingredients that won’t dry out the skin while it treats the inflamed blemish. the great thing about this product is that it reduces swelling and redness, and drives out the excess pus lying underneath the skin within 3 days of usage. it works well for acne on the back as well. i use this all over my face instead of just on targeted blemishes as it helps keep every pore uninfected, which results in clearer skin under 1 week, i’ve repurchased and will continue to buy this over any Oxy acne product since this works so much faster and better on my sensitive skin.
Thermal Spring Water by La Roche-Posay
i love this to bits!!! i’m feeling quite sad that i’ve just ran out of it and can’t use it until i find time to pop by Watsons to get a new bundle of this! it calms my skin irritations very well and preps my skin for the absorption of other skincare products that follows after it. i’ve got a detailed review for you to read more about it as well as a comparison to other brands’ thermal spring water : HERE .
Naruko Rosemary Cool Revitalizing Shower Gel
this feels absolutely refreshing when it’s on the skin and smells very crisp and fresh! i got mine off the naruko.sg website (HERE)! the mixture of rosemary and mint makes this shower gel very ideal for the humid weather here as it cools the skin and leaves a light minty scent on the skin after washing it off. the only downside to this product is that it contains SLES as it’s second ingredient. this foaming agent helps to facilitate easy lathering of the soap to make it more foamy but is also said to be potentially harmful to the skin and body after prolonged use. i really love using this in the shower as it leaves me feeling very clean and fresh, but as for long term SLES usage, I do have to double check on that through in depth research. SLS & SLES are very commonly used in our commercial shampoos, soaps, shower gels…. the list goes on and on.. meanwhile, i’d probably still repurchase this product just cos i love every other aspect of it so much! :D
those are my top favourites for the month of September! ^^
if you’ve got any questions, feel free to leave a comment & i’ll get back to you as soon as i can! :D
have a great weekend & God bless!