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Review: Kitoko Kalani Rice Bran Moisturizing Cleanser

Wed, 05/04/2011 - 9:22PM by rayhanaaskare 0 Comments -

I had several holiday events to attend these last few months and my cousin was raving about the Kitoko Kalani Rice Bran Moisturizing Cleanser, so I went and purchased it from Kitoko Kalani for S$12.90.  On the website at the moment, it costs S$9.90 and the packaging is updated.  This has a Net Weight of e 100g/3.5 fl. oz.

This cleanser has rice (oryza sativa) bran extract which is believed to be a natural micro-exfoliate (without beads) approriate for all skin types.

I purchased this as I had learnt that Japanese women would put rice bran in a cotton bag and scrub their face and body with it, acheiving a fresh glow to their skin.  So even before trying this, I kind of made up my mind that rice bran couldn't be bad for my skin.

This cleanser has a creamy texture to it.  As mentioned on the package, you only need a bit of it to cover your face.  I squeeze it unto my palm and lather it up, then spread it on my face. It doesn't feel harsh or burn when applied.  It's a very neutral, calm-feeling cleanser, you don't "feel" it.  I'm someone who likes those menthol facial cleansers because of the cool, tingly sensation.

I use this every morning, and every other night.  I haven't experience any effects of the micro-exfoliation.  However, when I use this cleanser, my face feels clean and not dry or tight.  When I feel a breakout coming, I'll use this at night and see a reduction the next morning.  For a basic cleanser that works, this is it.


Glance: Victoria's Secret VS Limited Edition makeup

Sun, 10/10/2010 - 11:54AM by rayhanaaskare 0 Comments -

I just got a look at the Very Sexy Limited Edition makeup that has 3 products with 4 different colors each.  There is the Limited-edition Eye Shadow Quad, the Limited-edition Perfect Lipstick and the Limited-edition Radiant Face Trio.  These cost $17, $14 and $16 respectively.

The Limited-edition Eye Shadow Quad doesn't make me drool.  I have seen combinations exactly like this so I'll pass.

The Limited-edition Perfect Lipstick is a bit more exciting, mainly due to the packaging.  The box is cute.  I do feel that if they had made it red with really sparkly accents, it would be perfect for the holidays.

The Limited-edition Radiant Face Trio is the most interesting to me for several reasons.

Firstly, when I saw this, I immediately thought, "YSL Bow Palette?!?".

Secondly, I like that while I may not be able to get my hands on the YSL palette anymore, I can get this for less.

I checked these out in the stores today and the pigmentation is fairly good for Victoria's Secret.  They also had another palette like this, except it had the bow on a dress and it was called a cheek palette.

I'm glad Victoria's Secret has reformulated their makeup.  It has more appeal for me.  The prices are reasonable.  I tried an eyeliner today and the pigmentation is good.  It is still on my hand.  I just bough a bunch of things so I'll wait a while before I spend anything on these products.

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Preview: Sephora order

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 4:58PM by rayhanaaskare 0 Comments -

I ordered a couple of things from Sephora two weeks ago and can't wait to get them tomorrow.

I got the Tarte Be Good To Your Mother (Earth) 24.7 Reusable Natural Cotton Tote Set that I've been eyeing for quite a while.  It includes a trio of the natural lip sheers in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle that are certified natural by Sephora.  It also includes a bag that unzips to the full size bag pictured.

I haven't tried Philosophy's The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash Luxury Size but I've heard rave reviews so I thought I would try it.  And I decided to get the luxury size which is giant at 16 oz.  I hope the reviews are worth it because I will be stuck with it for a long time.

Since I am a VIB member, I got one of 3 mini gift bags.  I was torn between the Benefit or Nars gift bag but chose the Benefit bag.  The Benefit bag has BADgal Plum Mascara, BADgal Lash Mascara, Posietint and High Beam.

The 3 sampes that I choose were Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum, Anastasia Line Erasing Serum and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

I also have a bunch of Beauty Insider points so I decided to finally get something and chose the Tom Ford Black Orchid Men's Fragrance.

The two things I don't like about Sephora is right when you place your order, a better deal comes along.  Sigh.  And, I find their shipping extremely slow.  I'm always driving myself mad waiting for the mail to come.

I will do a review on these things once I've had a chance to give them a go.  Stay tuned for the reviews.

Lion City Dreamer


Calling all contact lens addicts

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 6:58AM by rayhanaaskare 0 Comments -

I have to admit that I wasn't a contact lens fan.  Something about sticking my fingers near my eyes makes me flinch.  Anyway, A few months ago, I came across PinkyParadise which features colored contact lenses like the Korean Circle Lenses.  I'm a fan after my friend got me a gray pair.

So, for all those who are looking for different brands and such, definitely check out PinkyParadise .  If you enter code "rayhana", you'll receive a cute animal lens case + mystery gifts AND the number of cases and mystery gifts you receive is relative to your purchase.  So if you purchase 3 pairs, you will get 3 lens case plus 3 mystery gifts.  You have to buy at least one pair of lenses to be able to use the code.  With their price and range of colors and lens types, I would definitely encourage lens addicts like myself to check it out.  They also ship internationally if that is an added incentive.

Lion City Dreamer


Perfume Collection

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 5:49AM by rayhanaaskare 0 Comments -

I did a little cleaning this last week and thought I would post some pictures of my perfume collection. People may think I have a lot of perfumes but I've seen much more extensive collections.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Set


Armani Code Set

Ralph Lauren Blue Set

Hello Kitty

YSL Special Edition Babydoll Music Box

This is the special edition Babydoll so it has glitter in it.

Lion City Dreamer

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