Other than nails, the other area of beauty I’m pretty low maintenance with is my hair. It behaves itself, it isn’t too unhealthy, it isn’t oily and I don’t have dandruff *touch wood* All in all, I’m that lucky girl to have good hair days most days of the week. I know you hate me now, sorry icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

aveda treatment Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

But you know, I wasn’t the only one who thought so. When I was invited by Aveda to try their Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp at the newly opened Aveda-exclusive salon Restyle+ at Nu Sentral (super convenient mall linked to public trains. And there’s a Sephora there too icon wink Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp ) the stylist was at a bit of a loss as well as to what to do with my hair LOL! icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

He pronounced a healthy scalp and healthy hair that was just a wee bit dry. He was surprised that I didn’t colour my hair (it’s been years and my hair’s all natural and yes, it’s brown) nor did I treat it in one way or another. I’ve been there and done that. I’m not going back till I turn grey icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp In the end, we settled for a Moisture Treatment. I’ll just quickly tell you what to expect and if you’re looking for a natural option to all the chemicals you put on your hair and head, you might want to check out Aveda treatments.

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Dishwashing liquid. Not a conventional item to see on a beauty blog, I’d warrant but it’s not entirely irrelevant either icon smile Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes You see, I do my own dishes (I don’t believe in dishwashers) and not long ago, I discovered that I have sensitive hands. Yes, princess hands even, because at the mere touch of a strong detergent, the skin on my hands will dry out and peel.

It’s part of the reason why I started wearing kitchen gloves. It protects my hands from a lot of harshness, but it primarily protects my hands from looking like a scaly reptile’s. Well, until now icon biggrin Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

human nature tough love dishwashing3 Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

I’m not a very green person so when I saw this natural Tough Love dishwashing liquid from Human Nature that claimed to be gentle on hands, I was more interested in that than the fact that it was natural. Most that claim to be gentle aren’t. That’s a fact. I’m a living testimony of that.

But you know what? It’s a very good dishwashing liquid. Not only because it is as gentle as it claims to be, it does clean impressively well with very little, and makes my glasses shine. So I just had to wax lyrical about it! icon smile Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

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The day I opened the boxes to these Peter Thomas Roth gel masks, I couldn’t stifle a shout of laughter. The tubs of bright green and bright pink gel were so reminiscent of…. 90’s HAIR GEL! icon biggrin These bright gels from Peter Thomas Roth go on your face not your hair! Come on, I can’t be the only person out there who thinks so right?

ptr gel mask These bright gels from Peter Thomas Roth go on your face not your hair!

Tip: Keeping the gel masks in the fridge offer a lovely cooling treat for skin on warm days but don’t keep it with your veges or within reach of children or anyone who might dip a spoon in here and taste the product icon razz These bright gels from Peter Thomas Roth go on your face not your hair!

But you know what? Don’t go smearing these colourful gel in your hair, they go on your face instead. I’ve never really tried anything from Peter Thomas Roth before but apparently their gel masks are highly acclaimed. The Cucumber Gel Mask in particular, seems to get raves for being soothing, hydrating and gentle on skin so I was curious to see how I’d like that one.

The Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask is a new addition and touts an anti-aging function, helping to soften lines while hydrating and rejuvenating skin. If you’ve tried either, or any other, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this too!

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders and their accompanying blushes burst on the scene in a shower of sparks and frenzy some time last year and everyone and their aunty was raving about it. Ooh rah rah! So nice! So perfect. Since we didn’t have Hourglass Cosmetics available locally (and we still don’t, so I’m sorry to burst your bubble, peeps!) I didn’t pay it a lot of thought. I mean, I knew I wanted to try it at some point, but I’d do it on my own terms.

Late last year or early this year, I forget which, I decided to take the plunge to see what was the fuss about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and decided on Radiant Magenta mostly because I loved how it looked on Karen, quite forgetting that she and I have quite different skintones! LOL!

hourglass ambient blush magenta cover Let Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush leave a soft focus kiss of Radiant Magenta on your skin

The product comes in a gunmetal metallic case that is actually plastic, so it looks luxe and hefty but is in fact light as a feather. It is quite deceptive and I’m afraid, doesn’t quite add to the luxe factor of the product or pricetag. The Ambient Lighting Blush is actually a combination of blush colour and the popular Ambient Lighting Powder so this product promises to give you a glow to the skin and soft focus colour. Imagine therefore a soft flush of colour on your cheeks, lit from within, so you look healthy and happy and in some cases, kawaii.

Well I can tell you up front that for the first few months I was using this, I wasn’t sold on it. Nope, I didn’t quite see why it got the raves, so I pretty much abandoned it. And then, a few months down the road while making an effort to use and enjoy products I already own, I took this out again and suddenly, it worked.

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