Thursday, July 26, 2012

Product Review: Savon de Marseille

Hi My Lovely Readers

A few weeks ago, I received some made in France natural bath soaps. I was so glad that they sent me the Lavender scented soap. Although I am not a regular soap user, unlike my mom, I was pleasantly surprise that the soap lathers well and it is not drying to my skin. 

Lovely Trio - Lavande, Fruits Rouges, Fruits de la Passion
Smell of sweet fruits - maybe some berries or cherries

My favourite is Lavande (Lavender in French)

USD3.90 for each 3.5oz soap bar
The lovely postcard that was enclosed in the parcel.

As soon as I opened the parcel, I could smell the pleasant scent. It is truly a treat to my senses even without using them. I unwrapped them and took some pictures before using them during shower.
Some details about the product:
Le Chatelard 1802 manufactures natural soaps, for body and home, using the traditional recipe of Savon de Marseille.

Savon de Marseille is truly an authentic French soap because every bar of soap is hand made in Saint-Auban sur Ouvèze, in Provence (France) using 72% vegetable oil.

Because of its formula at neutral pH, which does not dry the skin, these soaps provide an intense source of hydration and softness. Delicately perfumed with flowers, fruits, etc... they offer a rich lather that nourishes, moisturizes and perfumes the skin.

The 3.5oz soaps are made using a traditional recipe from Savon de Marseille. Only the highest quality natural ingredients that are found in Provence - France are used to produce these soaps. The non-drying formula provides an intense source of hydration leaving your skin super soft. You will feel pampered everytime you wash with one of these French bars of soap because they have a rich lather that nourishes and perfumes the skin. 

I am amazed that they have more than 60 scents, you are sure to find one you will love! Check out to see the selections available. I really love to look at the pictures of the soaps.

My Review:
I really love the Lavender soap as it has grainy texture from the plant and it acts as a scrub soap. The smell is very calming and helps to relax my mind after a hard day's work. The scent lingers in my bathroom for a while after each use. It is very surprising to me that the soap is moisturising and not drying at all. 

For those who loved to treat your senses during shower, you would love these soaps. You can even store the soaps in your cupboard to scent your clothes.

Why do I think that Savon de Marseille is worth recommending to you? This is because:

The soaps are:
  • 100% natural
  • 100% bio-degradable
  • not drying to the skin
  • not tested on animals
The soaps have:
  • No animal fats
  • No parabens
  • No edta
  • No preservatives
  • No anti oxidants
  • No glycol ether
  • No PEG
  • No petrochemical derivatives
  • Natural mineral colorants


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Product Review: Talika Skin Retouch

As promised I have tried out the Skin Retouch by Talika. The product promises to give me perfect skin in a flash. Is it true?

Talika Skin Retouch is made in France, a place that I want to visit. 

Talika Skin Retouch is specially designed for face, hands and neck. 
It promises to deliver the following: 
1. instantly erases fine lines and wrinkles
2. instantly evens out skin tone by hiding shadows
3. gives your skin smoothing and matifying effect
4. in 28 days: anti-aging and whitening effect

2 things that you must remember when using Talika Skin Retouch:
a. This product is a skin primer to be applied after your skincare and sunblock. Thereafter, no liquid product can be applied. For those who love to use liquid foundation, this is not for you.
b. Apply the product using the applicator, do not use your fingers.

It is suitable for face, hands and neck.

Before - skin without makeup, only moisturiser and sunblock

My skin is the oily type with open pores and deep scarring from acne. Therefore, there are redness and patches. After using my skincare and sunblock, I smoothen a layer of Talika Skin Retouch using the applicator. The application was easy with some practice. The product dries very fast and almost immediately I had better looking skin. The redness and the oily shine are gone. My skin although far from "perfect" (as promised by the product) looks matte and calm as shown below.

Immediately after application of Talika Skin Retouch - no makeup or photoshop
My joy was short-lived because after 1 hour, my skin started to look shinny and the red patches returned again as shown in the following picture.

After 1 hour of application - skin turned oily and shinny

Therefore, I conclude that Talika Skin Retouch is not designed for oily skin although it claimed that the retouching effect can last "all day long". If you have oily skin and wish to try this product, I recommend that you use some loose powder to prevent your skin from looking shinny easily. You may need to use a facial blotter to blot out the oil from time to time to keep the matte look. 

Nevertheless, this is an innovative product from Talika. I hope they will create a new formula for oily skin.

Retailing at RM162 for 30ml.

Product Review: Empro Medic Pore Designer

 Hi My Lovely Readers

Today I will be sharing with you about Empro Medic Pore Designer which was sent to me for my review. I am not sure whether you have heard of Empro which was founded by Prof Coco Alex – a distinguished icon in the beauty industry particularly eyebrow and lip micro pigmentation.

Product Description
The revolutionary EMPRO Medic Pore Designer is a skin smoothening primer that is especially designed for dual purposes – to cover wrinkles, blemishes and fine lines and at the same time absorbs oil, tightens pores and hides unsightly lines especially around the eye area.


It utilises the principal of optical blurring so that the different particle sizes contained in this special primer is able to cover even the most minute wrinkles and fine lines. The special sebum control porous shaped primer enables it to absorb excess oil and refines pores for a smoother and radiant skin texture.

The EMPRO Medic Pore Designer also designed to protect the skin, particularly the delicate eye area from harmful environmental factors.

The product comes with two ends, one specifically for pore tightening and the other to cover wrinkles. It should be applied prior to make up for a picture- perfect radiant look.  Dab small amounts of the product using the applicator wand around the eye area. It goes on as a silky, creamy colour to create a natural look. Its light texture which has excellent air permeability and oil control, it allows the skin to breathe without being stuffy. Never heavy or moist after application, it blends into the skin seamlessly. 

My Review



after - no photoshop, no makeup
How to use:
Apply to clear skin before makeup application
1. To cover pores, apply "Tighten Pores" before makeup application with circular motion.
2. To cover lines, use "Covers Wrinkle" on eye and forehead area. Blend the product evenly with fingers

1.EMPRO Medic Pore Designer combines advance scientific technology and extracts from 5 Flavour Berry, Lotus flower, Pegaga, Rose flower water, lemongrass oil and Hop flower.
2. effective to soften the fine lines around eye area and forehead
3. Applicator is soft and feels comfortable on skin
4. The 2 in 1 packaging - you get 2 products in one
5. Skin appears smoother (although not very noticible on my camera)
6. Can prep up your skin to become a smoother canvas before makeup application for your special occasion

1. If you use too much product, some residue will appear as flakes
2. If you have oily skin like me, your skin will turned shinny after 1 -2 hrs
3. Not very effective for covering large pores (like mine)

This product is more suitable for those with normal skin with little scars. It is not too effective for people with oily skin and pitted scar. 

Price: RM 68.80

For more information about the EMPRO line of products, please visit for more information.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Talika Skin Retouch - Product Launch

Hi My Beauty Buddies,

It's mid July already and I hope you are doing well.

I have been busy with household chores the whole day and am using my spare time to share with you an interesting event that I have attended recently.

Talika Skin Retouch is a new product that promises to give your skin a photo retouch effect in a flash. The event was held at Delicious at Dua Residency, KL. The place was cozy and nicely decorated with hydrangea flowers. I love this flower very much because it has beautiful color!

Perfect Decoration

Talika Skin Retouch is specially designed for face, hands and neck. 
It promises to deliver the following: 
1. instantly erases fine lines and wrinkles
2. instantly evens out skin tone by hiding shadows
3. gives your skin smoothing and matifying effect
4. in 28 days: anti-aging and whitening effect

Pictures taken with Ju Li and Talika representatives

The beautiful ambience at Talika Skin Retouch workshop

I like this pic a lot - looks artistic!

The tea was very scrumptious!

With Sharon, Wendy, Ju Li and Jess

30ml at RM162
The product is to be applied using the soft silicon applicator, do not use fingers. The applicator is very soft and easy to use. The tube can be turned off and on. It is a very easy to use product. After applying the product, no liquid product is to be applied. Therefore, I think this is not suitable for those who need to use liquid foundation. Sunblock must be applied before applying this product if using it during the day time.

We have tried out the product during the event and were quite impressed. However, it worked differently for different skin types. I have have tried it at home and have written a review. Please click here to learn more. 

Talika Skin Retouch is available at Parkson Pavilion, Parkson KLCC, Parkson 1 Utama, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Isetan KLCC, Isetan 1 Utama and Metrojaya Midvalley


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