L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme in 5.6 Rich Auburn


prettymom • 2014-09-23 • Comments (0)

I desperately needed to cover greys that has grown about almost an inch. After previous failed attempt, I decided to used something that’s known to work in the past. Well, most permanent colors I’ve used work great with grey coverages. It was unfortunate it didn’t work last time.

L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme in 5.6 Rich Auburn - content

L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme hair color in 5.6 Rich Auburn. This normally RRP at A$19.95. As usual, I bought it when it was discounted to A$10. I can’t remember where I bought it. I usually stock up hair colors when they’re discounted at stores like Chemist Warehouse or Priceline, or any pharmacies.

I’ve used hair color from this range in the past, but  I can’t remember if I have previously used this shade.

I think this has been repackaged because I don’t recall it had a protective serum to apply to hair prior to color. See the small tube in the front row in above photo? That. It’s to be applied on ‘fragile’ parts of  hair (ie lengths and ends), and to be left in while applying the hair color.

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Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour Multi-Usage Permanent Colour Foam in 400 Dark Brown


prettymom • 2014-09-16 • Comments (2)

Those who color their hair will always face roots a few weeks after application and it’s more noticeable if the shades of the color is obviously different from your natural shade. I rarely do root touch-ups since most home colors require mixing and I’m too lazy to do divide the proportions of developer vs hair color for multiple usage.

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour

I’ve been eyeing on Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour. I was attracted to the point that it can be used multiple times and no mixing required. How easy and convenient does it sound?!

I finally bought it when it was its turn discounted to $10 at Chemist Warehouse a while ago. This normally RRP at A$19.99.

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour

The content is minimal. An instruction leaflet, the color foam and conditioner. Gloves not included.

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Look Good… Feel Better – Lipsticks and My Story


prettymom • 2014-09-11 • Comments (2)

Look Good... Feel Better - Dream week - 7 days of lipstick

Last week I participated #7daysoflipstick tag on Instagram, where you post selfies wearing bright bold lips everyday of the week. It was Dream Week 2014 campaign / challenge to raise awareness and funds for Look Good… Feel Better program to help cancer patients to attend workshops to help them to boost their confidence and well being.

During that week, with every lipstick sold at major department stores $1 will be donated. Since I’m in tight-ass mode, I find that direct donation is more practical, and that funds home-delivered box to help those who are unable to attend the workshop.

There have been various challenges on Twitter and Instagram and it was the first time I participated from beginning to the end. After all, it for a period of 7 days. It’s not hard. (To see what lipsticks I wore, scroll to the end of the post.)

The #7daysoflipstick tag on Instagram is quite successful online event, because it caught my attention. I have been living under a rock. Prior to this I have never heard of such organization nor there exists such programs.

As someone who battled cancer, I’m glad there are organizations doing wonderful things to help cancer patients.

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Dirty Works Body Scrubs


prettymom • 2014-09-09 • Comments (3)

dirty works scrubs

The 3 body scrubs from Dirty Works range – Life’s a Beach Coconut Scrub, Buff your stuff Body Scrub and Glow Girl! Buttery Salt Scrub.

I purchase these Dirty Works body scrubs at Coles a couple of weeks ago when different products in the range were 40% and 50% off at different times.

I have never seen this brand. I did a bit of research and found Dirty Works has quite a number products in skin care, bath and body care and accessories. However my local Coles only stock body scrubs and body butter, and they were hidden on the lower shelves. Had not I been attracted to the yellow tags with the discount figure printed on them I would never have bent down to find them!

dirty works scrubs

The granules are not very coarse, and are in order from finest to coarse from left to right. They are quite gentle on the skin, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and perfectly cleansed. I have very dry skin and they do not make my skin feeling tight.

These scrubs are heavily but wonderfully scented, which still leave a faint scent after you leave the shower. It won’t linger for long but it feels refreshing. If you’re a scent expert you could probably tell the difference but they smell very similar to me.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm – Rumour Has It, The Redder The Better and Keep Mauving


prettymom • 2014-09-04 • Comment (1)

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm

Another brand added product to join the jumbo lip crayon family – Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm. Wow, what a mouthful name!

These are part of the Colour Rush Lip & Nail collection by Rita Ora. Product featured in this post is part of the lip collection and I will post about the nail polishes at a later date.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm

There are total of 6 shades – Give Me a Cuddle (candy pink), Keep Mauving (dusty rose pink), Rumour Has It (fuchsia), The Redder The Better (crimson), On Fire (coral) and Drive Me Nude (neutral).

3 of these shades will be reviewed in this post.

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