Monthly Archives: September 2009

Lately, I have fallen in love with ECRU New York CosmeticHairCare Silk Nourishing Spray ($24) to keep my long, thick Asian hair looking shiny and moisturized as ever.

The Silk Nourishing Spray is a nutrient rich, weightless conditioning mist that instantly detangles hair and retains moisture and shine. It contains Aloe Vera, silk proteins and B5 penetrate to smooth away split ends and frizziness and UV inhibitors to prevent sun damage and thermal abuse.

I use this in the morning before I style my hair and I love how it makes my hair so soft and shiny yet manages to feel so lightweight! It also has a very faint smell that is fabulous! I will definitely be keeping this around for the colder months.

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I just stumbled upon these pictures of the Asian All Doll’d Up Collection from Barbie and the products are so much cuter than the European version and US version!

The line is currently sold only in Hong Kong and Shanghai and ironically, is manufactured in the US by cmm Int’l Group. Product prices range from ~US$6 for a nail polish to ~US$34 for a set of 7 lip glosses.

Ladies in Asia, if you have seen these products in person, you must post pictures and reviews!

Barbie All Doll’d Up Blush Kit

Fall is almost upon us and if you are not ready to say bye-bye to that golden summer glow, check out anti-aging expert Dr. Adrienne Denese‘s 4-step Exfoliate, Moisturize, Bronze and Protect approach on how to maintain it.

* Exfoliate. Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and lifeless so make sure you exfoliate regularly for your skin’s natural radiance to shine through. This step is also extra crucial for those who use self-tanners. My picks are Skin Food Black Sesame Hot Mask or the good old Baking Soda mixed with a creamy cleanser.

* Moisturize. The scorching sun along with the AC all summer can really dehydrate your skin and kill skin cells. Dr. Denese recommends moisturizing your skin at least once a day. After cleansing, I like to use a hydrating toner followed by an oil-free moisturizer like NARS Aqua Gel Hydrator.

* Bronze. Prolong your fading summer glow with a self-tanner. I personally like to mix a liquid bronzer into my foundation to add warmth or blend NARS The Multiple Bronzer on the cheekbones towards the temple.

* Protect. Sun protection should be used through out the whole year, regardless of the weather. Remember to use a product with at least SPF 30. My favorite? Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lotion SPF 30 24 Hr Fortifying Moisturizer.