April 23, 2014

April 2014 Playlist: In YouTube

At random, here's my playlist this April 2014 which I compiled in YouTube :P  I'll be skipping the monthly artist now and I guess forever unless I start being obsessed again.

1.  Sick Muse, Metric
2.  7 Black Roses, Chicosci
3.  Tonight You're Perfect, New Politics
4.  Paradise, Coldplay
5.  Flux, Bloc Party
6.  Wake Up, The Arcade Fire
7.  The End, Pearl Jam
8.  Need Your Love, The Temper Trap
9.  Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve
10.  Mr. Brightside, The Killers (happy 10th birthday!!!)
11.  Last Nite, The Strokes
12.  Maps, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
13.  Wonderwall, Oasis
14.  All of Me, John Legend & Lindsey Stirling
15.  Spectrum, Florence + The Machine

April 22, 2014

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

After a whole lot of time delaying, I finally have to say something about the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Specialty Cleanser which I got last November 2013.

The set consists of:

Olay Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser (20ml)
I already talked about this cleanser in some of my posts (here and here) and I still have the same sentiment about it: I like the idea of a cleanser with beads on it that acts as a scrub but hate that it smells like plastic and the fact that it irritates my skin.  Also this type of cleanser in my opinion doesn't go well with the cleansing device because of the beads...I think it's too much exfoliation and I can definitely feel the scrubs hurting my face.

Brush Head
This brush head is soft especially on the first month of use and the size is just enough for my face and that I can use it on the sides of my nose without any trouble.  The only problem is I don't think the bristles are gentle enough to be used on a daily basis because when I did use the device on a daily basis for a whole week, I can feel that my skin became sensitive so I'm hoping that Olay will release or offer a much more softer brush head like in toothbrushes wherein there's an extra soft option.  I'm already on my 4th month in using the brush head and it still looks good, I just cut some of the bristles that sticks out.  Also, storing it upside down will help in keeping the green grime/stuff? at bay (I don't know what to call it but it's the green that looks like algae that inbibits wet/mushy things).

Duracell AA Battery
Fantastic batteries!  It's still working after more or less 4 months.

2-Speed Control and Water Resistant Facial Cleansing Device
It just have the right size that I don't have problem gripping it.  Also, it's water resistant so I don't have to worry if I splash a bit of water on it but I never use this when I'm showering because I don't want to risk.  It has to 2 speed and most of the time I just use the "slower" speed because the "faster" one is just too much for my sensitive skin.  Anyway, the motion is just like it's massaging my face.

Using this cleansing device definitely made a difference in my cleansing regimen.  I can definitely feel that my face is a lot cleaner and my whiteheads lesser so my face is a bit smoother.  Also, the absorption of the face products that I use is faster than before   Using it on a daily basis made my skin sensitive though so I only used it twice or thrice a week so I'm really hoping that Olay would release a softer brush head for people like me who have sensitive skin.

If you're going to ask me if this can remove make-up, will I think it still depends on the cleanser that you use.  I use cleansing oil first to remove my make-up then follow up with this cleansing device with a gentle cleanser so I really can't tell if using it alone can remove make-up.

Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye! 

April 21, 2014

April 2014 Haul: Hooray for Free Stuff

This April I ate lots of chocolates courtesy of my brother (who also gave me some other free stuff) and I'm so happy and fluffy at the same time (I think I gain like a kilo from eating chocolates for a week).

My friends also gave me other stuff:  a former colleague gave me a Deep Cleansing Hand Soap from Bath & Body Works (plus candies too) as pasalubong and our friend KB also gave me a Collagen Food Supplement, sachets of Rotenyu Meguri which I thought was a scrub (it's not) and Egyptian Magic Cream which I love and so happy to receive.

I also got a cute manicure set from the local department store; SM, which surprised me when I'm already paying because it's at 50% off, passport holder to protect my unused passport (I really should book a flight soon) and a pair of slippers that is not so comfortable at first but is now a massage on my feet after a long day of walking.

And I cannot believe that I fell in love with the shirt because fruit on my tees are not my cup of tea but the mint color and the orange just go so well and I also got pants that are so comfortable and both are cheap!

And last batch of this haul consist of mochi, teas and a brow gel.  I got the Royal Family Mochi in Red Bean and Green Tea and I said to myself "these mochis will be perfect for my tea time) but it turns out that they go well with Coke too =) The teas are for me to sleep well at night but they seem to not helping me at the moment.  And lastly a brow gel from Essence to...I really don't know why I bought it :P

Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!