Friday, 27 July 2012

Finally...a non-sticky serum for my hair! Oh my, Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum!


I've always been so irritated with my dry, frizzy, unruly hair. Even with hair rebounding treatment, my hair easily goes back to its terrible condition. I actually have to iron my hair every day before going to work. Quite troublesome and also bad for the hair. That's why it's even drier than before and very dull.

I have tried a few products to make my hair shiny but I've always had trouble with the stickiness. I am always hurrying in the morning to go to work and avoid the bad traffic jam so I have to be quick with my hair. Of course, I'd rather spend those precious minutes with fixing and doing my face and eye make-up.

Anyway, in my never-ending quest and curiosity to explore new beauty products (hair products for my dull hair included), I went to Sephora in Suria KLCC to browse around. And to my delight, I came across this brand that I haven't heard of before, OUIDAD, and it has a wide range of interesting hair treatment products. I was caught by the Shine Glaze Serum which is supposed to make hair smoother and more luminous. It can be used for curly hair and straight hair.


Excited and eager to see if it will work or not, I immediately used it the following day after my usual hair straightening schedule via iron. As instructed, just rub 2-3 drops in between your palm then apply to damp or dried hair. Comb through. Since my hair needs more-than-normal glazing, I applied another 2 drops of Shine Glaze then combed through and...voila! Finally, a non-sticky serum that actually made my hair looked healthy and shiny! The glaze lasted the whole day without making my hair sticky at all. Now that's what a serum should be...




More product information:
Name: Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum
Price: RM58 for 75ml

Product Description:
Shine Glaze Serum is a unique finishing product that smoothes and polishes the hair to a glass-like shine. It reflects light to add luminosity and smoothes to control and eliminate frizz.

How to use:
Rub 2 to 3 drops in palms and apply to damp or dried hair. Comb through. It's a great finishing product as a quick fix for fly-aways---just a drop at the end of your styling routine!

The end result:
Hair has a glass-like, healthy shine. Frizz and static disappear into thin air.





Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Baby Skincare

I used to wonder why aren't there more brands of baby skincare products aside from the basic mass-market brands? Furthermore, why aren't there skincare products that would provide daily skincare regimen for toddlers/kids? I honestly don't understand why this need is not yet considered in a lot of countries long time ago. As a mother, I definitely want to take good care of my baby's skin. And for a person who has been in branding/marketing for skincare products, all the more that I am very conscious and cautious with what I will put on my son's precious skin. 



Anyway, the good news is that new brands with baby skincare range have arrived in Malaysia. Burt's Bees has ranges for mothers and babies. Come on, admit it, the Baby Bee range is just so cute and adorable. Would you look at that...


I particularly loved Baby Bee Skin Creme, RM62.80. It's meant to soothe all rough spots on the skin. I use this on my son's arms and legs after swimming as the skin gets very dry after. Of course, I cannot forget his precious feet which need extra care so it will stay kissable. And by the way, Burt's Bees products are natural so no need to worry about harsh chemicals, no parabens. It contains sweet almond oil, aloe vera and beeswax which make this cream very rich and soothing plus very nice to smell, too! 


Another new brand that just arrived via Isetan KLCC and 1 Utama is Neal's Yard from London. Very interesting, packaging has the look and feel of organic products, simple yet informative. What caught my attention was this baby balm (ok, have you noticed that I'm quite addicted to baby creams or anything that would keep skin moisturized?). I haven't bought one yet but I might be encouraged to try next time. The Baby Balm protects and calms the skin with a combination of gentle, moisturizing ingredients including olive oil, coconut oil and shea nut butter. It can be applied as required to dry or chafed areas, safe to use on face, body and bottom. The oils lubricate the skin while beeswax and shea nut butter provide a thin protective layer that keeps normal skin moisture in and nappy moisture out. Feels good and smells nice. 


Anyway, one of the products that I am actually looking for is a cream or serum that can actually minimize or brighten those dark spots from mosquito bites and wounds. The thing is my son likes to scratch the bites and I cannot blame him as those can get very itchy. So my quest goes on for new baby products. And in the next few years, I will be looking for kids' skincare products. Is it just me...yah, maybe I'm just too obsessed with skincare. 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

My Baby's Feet

Some may find it weird, some may even find it disgusting but I am simply addicted to my baby's feet. No day passes by without feet-biting and feet-kissing sessions with my son. Since the day he was born, I've fallen in love with those tiny, chubby feet. So soft, so kissable and so good to nibble.

Now, he's already 2 1/2 years old. We still enjoy our feet-biting and feet-kissing sessions. In fact, he's gotten so used to it that he would voluntarily stretch out his legs and tell me, "Mommy, bite my baby feet." Priceless. 

Well, I've taken extra effort to take care of this treasure. His feet must always be clean, moisturized, nails always kept well-trimmed. I wish I can maintain his beautiful skin as long as possible. Surprisingly, though, there are not enough skincare products in the market that are specifically-made for baby or children's skin. I honestly don't want to rely on mass-market brands that have, of course, flooded the beauty shops. Hopefully, one day, there might be a brand to join me in my quest to maintain my baby's skin...especially his beautiful feet.