Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sunday (that is the 27th) at Sears’ Edmonton locations before 2pm: (almost) all lingerie 1/2 price!! (And women’s and men’s underwear etc)

I know, I know: it’s Sears! But they do carry nice bras (run-of-the-mill Triumph, Maidenform, and such.), and I need a new strapless before May 10th (my voice recital; strapless dress). I’m not one to pass up an opportunity to buy a $50 bra for $25!!

Worth the Hype? Cetaphil

There are two ‘big names’ when it comes to cleansing: one is Cetaphil, known for its simple formula that’s said to be great for sensitive skin. The other is water. Really, we all use it to cleanse!

Anyhow, on a less punny note…

I’ve tried Cetaphil. I’ve also tried to like it. I’ve tried on many occasions. But y’know what? It’s just not happening! I do not like Cetaphil! (There, I said it. Are you happy now?) It made me break out, and was simply boring. I like cleansers that foam, or smell good, or make my skin squeaky-clean – this was so plain that it didn’t touch on any one of those. I didn’t look forward to using it, as I do with my usual crop of cleaners. Plus, the whole breaking out thing was a downer!!

I’m hoping for no hate mail on this one, but if you really insist, I guess I can’t stop you! :P (Oh, and I hate the packaging revamp. How totally cheap does it look now? Yah. Cheaper than Wet n’ Wild cheap. Cheaper than the 99cent store cheap. Cheeeeeeap!)

The verdict: Not worth the hype. I hate, hate, hate, this product!

Also: the Worth the Hype? series is almost over, so if there is anything you think I may have missed, please feel free to comment on this post or email me within the next few days!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Oh my god!!

I just finished watching the new Gossip Girl ep (I know, I’m a little slow on the uptake. I’ve been busy!) – so, so, so good! As in, even better than I remember from the first half of the season! I’m soooo excited for next week’s!

Worth the Hype? Super Skinny Serum

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum. Bliss. I don’t have a single friend with rogue hair that hasn’t loved this product. The downside? It’s expensive stuff! However, you only need a tiny bit, and it works amazingly to calm unruly hair, even to stop flyaways before they happen. (Full review here)

The verdict: Worth the hype!

Worth the Hype? Olay Complete and Quench

Monday, April 21, 2008

The new up and coming in the drugstore moisturising field? Olay Quench. Countless women are turning to this line for moisture, and those that don’t find it often do in the Quench Therapy line.

What is so special about this cream? The sensitive version is unscented, and it absorbs like water. This is the only moisturiser that I can find to calm my itchy winter skin, and it continues to work wonders even in thirty-degree summers in the Canadian Prairies.

The verdict: Worth the hype, but only if you’re okay with the shimmer it leaves behind! (Not recommended for severely sun-damaged and aged skin, as you might look like a disco ball.)

But what about your face? One of the most recommended day moisturisers is Olay Complete. There are different formulations, depending on your skin type. I use the one for sensitive/dry skin, and have been using it for about a year and a half. And I must say, I’m a convert!!

I love love love this; it has SPF (though it’s only SPF15), is light and moisturises well. Also, at a fraction of high-end prices, you can afford to have one of these in your gym bag, your washroom, and even leave one at the airport when security confiscates it :P

It comes in a formulation for every skin type, as mentioned: Defence, with SPF30, Touch of Sun with sunless tanner, Combination/Oily skin, and Normal skin. Also, there’s a line for extra-dry skin, and you always have the choice of a bottle (pictured) or a tub – in a few cases, there are tubes as well, though they are harder to find.

The verdict: Worth the hype – for everyone!

Full review of these two moisturisers here.

EDIT: My Quench has been discontinued. Damn you, Olay!!

Weekend blogging

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Here’s the biggie: to blog, or not to blog?

A lot of bloggers don’t post on the weekends, and a number of others only post on the weekends! (Probably due to the fact that their lives are so hectic that they can’t sit down and write during the week!

A lot of the time, I just post something on the weekend that I wrote during the week – however, on long weekends, I’ll set a few hours aside to work up a backlog of posts, which then in turn feeds the weekend postings. I find that I’m so exhausted and fed up from the week (which, generally, was shitty) that I don’t want to do anything but sleep and eat all Saturday – and then all Sunday, I’m doing homework and running errands.

What about you? Do you blog, or do you not?

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