Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Nature Republic Shower Gel and The Unknown Item

Back in September I had written about my friends going to Korea and bringing me back a bunch of goodies. Amongst them were products from Nature Republic. I hadn't heard of Nature Republic before so I was really curious. According to the Nature Republic Singapore site, Nature Republic is based on Mother Nature's law, creating their products by combining both state-of-the-art technology as well as natural substances of the utmost quality. They integrate ancient nature with modern sense to deliver natural prescriptions to you for a healthier and beautiful lifestyle. It includes various medical plants, flowers and seawater from around the world, the natural prescriptions from ancient times.I finally started to use the Peach Shower Gel. I wish that I could read the product contents since I'd like to see just how natural this product is, but then again, they do say that it's combined with state-of-the-art technology.

I actually really like the Peach Shower Gel. When you first put it onto your towel, the scent is very much like fresh peaches. The gel isn't too thick but it's not runny either. When you start to lather up the gel on your body, the scent definitely gets a lot stronger and it starts to smell artificial. I would compare the strength of the scent along the lines of Bath and Body Works products. It isn't overpowering but it definitely doesn't stay lightly, natural fruit scented. It doesn't last for very long though and before you're done lathering up your body, the scent tones down quite a bit. I love the fact that this gel doesn't make your body feel slimey or slick when you're rinsing off and toweling yourself dry. Your skin isn't squeaky clean but it's nicely moisturized and the scent doesn't linger. This is good for people who do not like lingering scents. I am hoping to get more of this when my friends go back to Korea.

In my original post, I had written that they had brought back a couple of mystery items. My friend had no idea what it was but thought that they were cute so she bought it. My guess was that they were lip balms/glosses.

I finally opened it up and...

It's a clear lip balm/gloss. It has a slight fruity scent, no flavor and feels really nice on. However, there is a surprise.

It is clear but I think that it is body heat activated because I was surprised to find that my lips looked pink after I applied it on! I decided to test it out on my finger and sure enough, it turns pink. The color lasts a decently long period of time on the lips since I think that in the process it acts more as a lip stain than a lip gloss.

By the way, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I decided that if I paint my nails, I would use pink this month. I started off on October 1st (yes, that's when I originally started taking pictures for this entry), by painting my nails using Orly's Sterling Silver Rose. It's the first time that I've used an Orly brand polish and it's okay. I don't think that the lasting power is all that great as my nails started to have tip wear after a couple of days and chip after 4 days but I do love this color.



BV said...

I think it is wonderful that you are supporting breast cancer month! Hehehe it is a cute lip gloss! At first I thought it looked like a scented eraser which I used to collect when I was a kid...


galpal.hi said...

Japanese erasers are all the rage again! This time though they are different shapes, etc. Many that are food types--sushi, cakes, ice creams, etc. The kids are collecting them. Maybe you might be interested again?