Month: September 2014

Face Oils Edition – Aesop Fabulous Face Oil


In the face oils series, needless to say I love face oils. I’m insanely obsessed with them. In the spirit of my obsession, I recently purchased much raved about Aesop Fabulous Face Oil. I’m very well acquainted with Aesop as a brand, as it hails from my home city. Aesop products have very distinct fragrance (herbal, natural, spa like) associated with their products. Packaging is very clinical, practical, brown glass bottle with pipette and simple labeling.

Fabulous Face Oil claims to detoxify your skin and balance normal or patchy skin with non-greasy finish. Strangely it does balance my skin, I feel it adjusts to my skin and really nourishes and hydrates dry patches. All I need is 3 drops all over my face, not that I have huge ogre face but I really enjoy massaging oil in my skin. It feels very calming and relaxing, almost like pseudo aromatherapy session in comfort of my home. As it suggests it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling at all, I top it with Dr.Scheller Lavender Night Cream. Yes I have a sensory orgasm with these two. Let’s just say I reserve this combination as a treat 😉AesopWould love to try Aesop Damascus Rose Oil which I hear is very hydrating. The price tag is slightly hefty but little goes long way so I can justify. Plus skincare is something I like to invest in. I will skimp on lipsticks, mascara etc but skincare needs to have good ingredients.

Ingredients (from website, really appreciate a list of ingredients) – Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Linalool,Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Eugenol, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol.See more here

Aesop Fabulous Face Oil – $57


Wine Tasting – Vineyard Skincare Edition

P1000826Recently when I published my weekly Good Morning post, in my comments section I found out A Vibrant Day was soon visiting Napa Valley. So I reminisced my recent visit and remembered all that wine tasting (strictly tasting) wreaked slight havoc on my skin. I know red wine (my personal preference) is packed with goodness of antioxidants however they never fully transferred to my skin. So here’s a quick guide to skincare essentials for a getaway to the wine region.

Goes without saying, plenty of water to keep everything hydrated and ensure continuous flushing of toxins from your system. Grazing healthy snacks all day helps since the alcohol doesn’t mix as quickly with your bloodstream and you stand a better chance of covering more wine tastings;)

I really hope you have a fab trip and I can’t wait for my next one 😉


Face Oils Edition – Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

P1000749I’ve read endless blog posts on this product raving how darn fabulous it is etc. Now for what I’m about to say many would disagree as I’m on other side of fence with this one, the other side being the not so positive review. Having said that, it’s not negative either. Please allow me to elaborate….

When I’m perplexed why a product din’t work for me as other reviewers experienced, frequently it’s because of an expectation gap. So I take a step back and review what the brand claims and take it from there. Kiehl’s claim to regenerate, repair and replenish skin. They have also marketed this product as night time facial. Love the concept period.

Were my results that of a night time facial? Ermmm depends what kind of facial. If it’s simply hydrating and maintenance then yes. But if the facial that claims dramatic results on my skin, I’d say no.


I picked up 2 samples (2ml) from Kiehl’s store and each of them lasted me more than week (overall test period 3 weeks). It’s not like I’m tossing oil and balsamic dressing on my face, I need just a few drops. Thank you Kiehl’s for generous samples.

I HATE the fact that the website does not present full list of ingredients of the product. All I could see on the website was Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and signature Kiehl’s ingredient called Squalene. Sure they all sound great, but what else do you have in there?

Overall to conclude my rant, it’s nice but not ‘WOW where da hell have you been?’ I guess The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil makes me feel that way. Would I purchase it? Depends on many factors such as: is the TBS Vitamin E oil out of stock and I need oil, perhaps. If its discontinued then yes.