Happy New Year (almost)!

2008 has been a crazy year! I learnt a lot both about myself and about the people around me. 2009 will be a huge challenge, but I'm hopeful. I don't have any real new year's resolution, except that I'd like to be speak up more about what I don't like. I think that's important.

I can't get over how cute Monokuro Boo are... I have a big stuffed animal of the black one and a small white one.So here are the two things I got yesterday: Avène spring water spray and Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion.

Oh and my cup of organic ginger tea, great after dinner!

The Caudalie lotion is another paraben-free find! On top of that, it does not contain any paraffin either. Instead, it has grape seed oil, gingko biloba leaf extract, sesame seed oil and sunflower seed oil. I used it my shower today and it feels clean, not oily. It's just the right texture too!

I also got a 150-ml can of the Avène spring water, which is directly and sterilely bottled at the very source of the spring in France. This is the brand's signature product.
The mist is very, very fine, propelled by a nitrogen gas which is not harmful to the atmosphere.
I've been using this to fix my makeup and after removing makeup. Wow, my face is loving this stuff! I'm seeing a new radiance (not oil), and my makeup looks more beautiful. At night, my skin tends to look dull, but a spritz just before my moisturiser keeps my skin in good shape.


Kimberly Tia said...

awwwwwww cheryl!! happy new year to you too lady! glad to be a part of your blogger world! =] btw i loooove looove your tea cup!!! it's tooo die for!

Mrs.Zeus said...

2009 here we come!
I love Caudalie lotion, most especially for someone like me who washes hand every time (mostly cause the nature of my work and/or maybe Im just simply germophobic).
Ohh I love to try that Avene spring water.


Nic Nic said...

Happy New year! (again lol)

you should try REN brand, theyre an organic brand - http://www.renskincare.com

ive just bought an eye gel from them today and ive used the3ir moisturiser there before. I love their pumps! xD

Olive said...

Hey Cheryl, well happy almost new year to you too!!

Thanks for the lovely compliment btw and I think the smokey look would look amazing on your beautiful eyes!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

ooh that spray looks good, i see it around but never thought of using it to fix my makeup, great idea, will check it out

also i like monokuro boo too!
will look out for goodies for u

miemiemie said...

happy new year! wow, what a review..very comprehensive :) i wish i could do that as well..hahaa i'm not that talented. haha

yes, i'm giving the face shop another chance..their new products are newly packaged, very cute looking in the store..i really really wanted everything..but i had to limit myself. no job = no money. i need to cut down on my spending. hahaha..but asian products i must say are more eye candy

Trangster said...

hey cheryl =]

i changed my url so i hope you can change it when you have the time.

merry related christmas and hope you have a happy new year!!!!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Happy New Year Cheryl!

I'm always attracted to that Avene spray but i know i'll never use it so I resist buying it.

iamgrape1119 said...

Happy new year!!

I love ginger tea! It tastes so interesting! Thanks for the review, I've been thinking of trying the Avene spray thing.

fuzkittie said...

Happy new year!!! Mm the Caudalie lotion sounds great! I loved some of their stuff!!

M said...

hey babe. happy new year!

here's the CdP info

Active ingredients
octinoxate 4.9% sunscreen
titanium dixoxide 2.9% sunscreen

Inactive Ingredients
water, cyclomethicone, dipropylene glycol, phenyl trimethicone, glycerin, hydroggnated polysisobutene, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone, crosspolymer, peg-10 dimethicone, synthtethic fluorphlogopite, bis-butyldimethicone, polyglycerl-3, peg6, peg32, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, barium sulfate, sodium glutamate, tocopheryl acetate, polyquaternium51, rosa roxburghii fruit extract sodium acetylated hyaluronate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, disteardimonium hecorite, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum distearate, triethoxycaprlysilane, dimethicone, triethoxysilylethyl polydimethylsilosyethyl, butylene glycol, polysilicone 2, alcohol, BHT, tocopeherol, phenoxyethanol, sodium dehydroacetate, fragrance, mica, iron oxides

I hope i typed it in right =X

Miss Sandy said...

hey sis. i know what you mean .. i used to always stick with MAC then i branched out and ended up buying more high-brand makeup.

you don't need coverage. you'll definitely love the foundation :)

the operation is actually to take the wisdom teeth out cos it's interfering with my breathing and the heart. but if the problem keeps on going.. then i should look more into heart operation.