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Bangli, Bali


I REVIEW: Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge

I am pretty meticulous when it comes to my hair care routine- shampoo, conditioner, and in certain cases some hair serum if I feel as if my hair needs that extra boost.  You know, we all have them issues of bad hair days, and as much as possible, we do our best to avoid that.  And when I say meticulous, I make sure I am getting the best quality- have to make sure it’s moisturizing, smells good, and will make my hair smooth, shiny, and hydrated.  Of course, as much as possible, no dandruff.  But on cases like that, I use an anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner.

Some weeks ago, BzzAgent sent me a kit to try out the new Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge range.  I was so excited when I found out I will be one of the members testing- so I waited (patiently) for my box to arrive.  The system is composed of 3 items:  fortifying shampoo, fortifying conditioner, and the 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment.

The Hydra Recharge Shampoo is the first shampoo to have encapsulated beads of superfruits goji berry, passion fruit, and kiwi.  The results: weightless bouncy hair super silky and super smooth.  I can’t get enough of this shampoo and I am totally hooked.  I have color-treated hair but still, it was a good fit for my hair type.

Now I am a conditioner type of girl, and I cannot live just on shampoo alone.  I have to have conditioner afterwards.  When I do not have it, my hair is frizzy, gets oily, and hard to manage.  So when I used Hydra Recharge Fortifying Conditioner it was love at first application.  I can’t rave enough of the smell either.  So sweet, and even sweeter is the effect it brings to my hair.

The Hydra Recharge 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment is a powerful deep treatment with lightweight creme-gel formula transforming dry hair with a surge of high performance hydration in just 1 minute.  Another great addition to my hair care routine.

Overall, I am very satisfied with Granier Fructis Hydra Recharge system.  I will definitely continue using them and I am once again very thankful that I was given the chance to try it.  Thank you BzzAgent!


I REVIEW: Jimmy Choo FLASH Eau de Parfum

I have to start by saying that this is #1 in my “Must-Buy” perfume list right now.  At first I was hesitant to try it- frankly because I associate Jimmy Choo with shoes, and for a shoe line to be producing scents is not totally appealing to me.  But anyway, that was just the shallow thinker in me and that changed completely when I was able to smell FLASH, a new perfume by Jimmy Choo.  And thanks to CLEO Magazine Malaysia because I was able to get a free sample of it.

FLASH Eau de Parfum is for the girl about town.  That girl every man desires and every girl wants to be.  The scent is more for evening use- something you would wear on your weekend night out, cocktails in your glamorous mini dress, or that date with the hot man you recently met at the bookstore.  The smell is solar-floral, based around a bouquet of white flowers.  It is both effervescent and sensual and evokes the promise, excitement and high octane of going out.

Final Verdict:  YES!
More INFO here.

Happy scent hunting!



I REVIEW: Australian Bush Flower Essences Soothing Body Lotion (Evening Rose)

I am very excited for this entry because it is my favorite beauty brand that’s about to be reviewed.  I recently moved to Malaysia and Australian Bush Flower Essences were nice enough to continue sending me their products even on my new address.  And that makes me so happy.  From my recent reviews- you’ve seen me rave about their face serums, the morning body lotion and now I am privileged to try the evening rose lotion.  When I got the package I opened it right away and well, from a brand that I trust it is always a pleasure to be using another product from them.  It smells really good, and you can really distinguish the rose accent to it.  What I observed is that, the morning range of products are usually lighter in texture, and the evening serums, lotions, etc are thicker.

I have been using the lotion for almost a month now and I really love it.  It makes my skin really soft and smells really really good.  There’s a relaxing scent to it that will make you sleep better at night- which is one big thing I like about Australian Bush Flower Essences, because they formulate products that are really not just really good for the skin but also good for your wellbeing.  This lotion retails at AU$24.95 for a 100ml bottle and it lasts for up to 2 months depending on your application.  For a super effective product, it is totally worth it paying more than your regular lotion.  And the great part as always is that, it’s all-natural.  Win-win-win!

For best results, I recommend you using this together with their morning lotion.  They’re both super effective.

Final Verdict: YES!  ABFE never fails to impress me with their products and I will always be a fan.
More INFO here.