Sunday, October 2, 2011

Latest addiction + disappointment

Yanagiya Apricot Oil for Hair

So this is my latest addition to my daily hair care routine, and I'm so in love with it! Having been awarded no. 1  in the hair care category of  the Japan Cosme Best Comestic Awards for two consecutive years, the product definitely lives up to its name. I first saw it in VivoPlus in Isquare, Tsim Sha Tsui and was instantly drawn to it as I have always been obsessed with those hair care know, guys are always attracted by girls with healthy hair (Sorry, I'm going off the track again). Anyways, at a reasonable price of  around HKD$70, there's no reason not to give it a try, right?

Strange as it seems (who would ever imagine apricot has anything to do with hair care?), this product works so well for me. Sometimes I use it as a pre-wash when my hair is really dry, but for most of the time I just warm it up in my palms and rub it at the end of my hair before blow-drying. And unlike other hair essence oil I have used before, it is absorbed quickly so it won't make your hair look like an oily mess, or like you havn't washed your hair for a week.

Certainly one cannot expect overnight miracle, but after using it for a month and a half, my hair does become stronger and I notice less split-ends. I've only used half a bottle so far so I guess one bottle can last for three months? This is definitely the most effective hair care product I have ever tried, and  I guess the only drawback is that it's really difficult to find, like when I got back to iSquare trying to get another bottle, it was out of stock, and I couldn't find it in the Mongkok and West Kowloon stores of VivoPlus. (So I'm kind of desperate now.)

The Japanese brand also produces a range of hair products like Apricot hair water. So I guess people who don't feel comfortable about rubbing oil on their hair may like to try the hair water instead. 

Some disappointment

well as for me, I was actually super excited a while ago because i finally received some mascaras my friend bought for me from the US. this sounds really silly because it's actually just some mascaras from maybelline which I bet can be found from any drugstore. But then the thing is, they don't actually have the US version of maybelline in hong kong (asia I assume).

for me, its really hard to find good mascaras that not only give the effect but more importantly holds up my lashes well. thats because I have really soft lashes and they collapse right away if the mascara is too heavy.

I was actually really excited to be having some really good reviews for these. but unfortunately, there was some mistake. I NEVER, and i mean NEVER, use washable mascaras, because they don't tend to hold your lashes up as well as the waterproof ones, besides I don't ever have any trouble removing waterproof mascaras and since they work okay I normally just stick with it. But my friend accidentally bought the mascaras all in its washable formula, so now none of them work on me at all. They only work if I clamp the lashes, apply the mascara, and clamp and apply and clamp and repeat this process over and over again which I probably would never do.

It sooooooo bothers me. and now i could only use them on my lower lashes.

so I really have to say, this is an extreme disappointment on ALL the washable mascaras. because so far I havent used a washable one that actually holds my lashes up (I'm pretty sure you can all imagine what it feels like when once you apply the mascara on your lashes, you watch them collapse). and you know what, they suck (I really wanted to avoid using this word, but I can't help it) so much that there's no need to show any photos of it on my lashes.

oh well, I'm pretty sure next time there will be some excellent reviews.