Weekly Bargain Picks - Jan (2)

Natural ingredients to moisturise and soothe your skin.

How about some shiny sweet colours for Spring?

Don't forget to exfoliate your skin regularly.

Save a lot of hassle in packing with this set while travelling.


Weekly Bargain Picks

Everyone loves bargain products, that's why I introduce this Weekly Bargain Picks to highlight the great deals which you might have missed at COSME-DE.COM. Enjoy!

1. Bobbi Brown Nude Lip & Eye Palette (USD45)
Perfect for those who likes natural nude style.

2. Anna Sui Beauty Tray R Set (USD50)
Beautiful red tray to organise your cosmetics products.

3. Dermalogica Day Bright SPF 15 (USD39)
Who say you don't need sun protection in winter?

4. Jean Paul Perfumed Shower Gel (USD12)
Have a sweet nice shower.


How do you treat your hands?

I think most women have a handcream or some sort in their bags, especially in winter when the weather is dry. And of course I am no exception. But I put it in my office desk instead of my bag for 1. I am worried that the bottle would burst and mess up my bag (it happened once to me :( ); 2. I don't like applying handcream when (I feel that) my hands are not clean. Thus, I normally put on handcream after washing hands in toilet, this explains my photos taken in the office today.

I have 2 bottles of handcream in the office: Crabtree and Evelyn Summer Hill Hand Therapy and Johnson's Extra Care Healing Hand Cream. The former is given to me as Christmas gift, the latter I bought for myself a while back. I have been using Johnson's one for a couple of months, it's fairly cheap, and I like it because it's not greasy, and has a slight sweet smell to it. However, ever since the dry weather hit Hong Kong, my hands become drier, and dry skin and cuticles keep wrapping around my fingers even after applying the handcream. The more I cut/bit my cuticle and dry skin, the more they appear (irritating!). At first I thought I didn't drink enough water to moisturise my skin. But it's actually because of the handcream.

Why am I so sure? Because I notice today that my skin around my nails are more moisturised and healthy (it's pinkish instead of white! Yay!) It's been almost 3 weeks since I switched to the Crabtree handcream, the texture is soft, not too greasy, and very easily absorbed by skin. And the good thing about it is that it doesn't leave a film of cream in the palm, for some creams I tried, it always leaves a strange feeling on my palms which I couldn't stand. As for smell, this Summer Hill is quite a light smell, enough to let yourself appreciate it, but too strong that others would find it annoying (you know, some pungent fragrance women put on could really affect people). Not to miss is its size, this is a 25ml bottle, very handy and convenient for women's hangbag.

Tips when applying:
1. Make sure every finger and nails receive some cream. I usually wrap each finger with my other hand.
2. Squeeze each palm for a minute to encourage blood circulation.

For winter weather, I vote Crabtree handcream for all beautiful ladies.

P.S. Hands can reveal your age, so don't be lazy to apply handcream daily.


Holiday Remedy: Tired Feet

While you are giving so much attention to your face, foot always get forgotten, but don't forget that they do work hard while you are dancing around in your pointy high heels. So I think they do deserve some premium care. How about a nice massage?
  1. Soak your feet in warm water (personally I prefer higher temperature) for 10 minutes. This not only warm up your feet, but also soften skin for better absorbtion of cream or oil. Make sure you dry your feet completely before massaging.
  2. Apply some cream or oil to hand for ease and comfort. Rub your hands to warm them up beforehand.
  3. First start stroking the top of foot, from toe to ankle, and then the sole.
  4. On the sole, move in circular motions with thumb (also fingers if you are massaging for others, thumb is easier to apply pressure for DIY massage), apply extra pressure on heel and balls as these are the areas which suffer most from your high heels.
  5. Hold your foot on lower calf (right foot with right hand), then use the other hand to hold first the ankle, then the ball of the foot, gently rotate 5 times each direction.
  6. After rotating both feet, hold the foot again with one hand, the other hand make a fist, knead the sole with moderate pressure, from ball of foot to heel.
  7. Take each toe individually from big toe to pinky toe, hold each between thumb and index finger, slide down the toe to end with gentle pressure. Gently squeeze the end of each toe.
  8. Use your index finger to slide down between each toe for 5 times.
  9. Use your thumb and index finger in circular motions over sole, end the massage by stroking sole and instep with palm.
  10. Wipe off excess cream or oil gently with soft towel.

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