Minimize Your Pores!!

Hi Guys! If you had followed me on twitter, you will know that I had planned to do this post. What is this post about? *drumroll* PORES MINIMIZING of course!! I’ve been crazy over beauty products that claim pore minimizing or effectively remove blackheads! Below products are those that I had tried and guess what!? I think i found my love out of this 4 products! I’ll just show you what I’ve used (details post will be shown in provided link) and give you a summary of what I think/recommend towards the end! So now….. The most common product that everyone ever used (I bet) is Biore pore pack!

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IMO, it does remove blackheads but probably only for the first time you’ll see blackhead being “pull” out.. Subsequently… (you know~) You’ll start wondering why your nose still looks the same (full of blackhead).. Well not long after I gave up on pore pack and decided to source for something else.. Then I was given Skinmiso Pore Minimiing Pack to try (from Bellabox)!! 20120909-010714.jpg “WOW” was my immediate reaction! It’s painless! It’s soothing! It’s amazing! (Biore pore
pack tends to be a lil painful when we remove it too late – it’s too dry!)20120909-010721.jpg It’s a 3 step pore minimizing pack but not tough to do at all..! If you want to be pretty, that’s the price you should pay – time! I’m not going details about it in this post because you can read my review from HERE and http://tempted2love.com/2012/07/14/july-bellabox-around-the-world/” target=”_blank”>HERE. The next pore minimizing pack that I found is from Caolion! Read lots of (positive) review about it and decided to make this “investment”!! 20130324-002100.jpg Bought my Caolion from Qoo10 (Seller: Wishtrend)! This mask is slightly more time consuming than the previous.. Why? Because it’s a wash off mask and is preferably 2 step mask.. You can read the details of my review on this product HERE.. Now for my FAVOURITE pore pack!! SexyLook Blackhead Pore Cleanser Set!!!

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This pore pack has a very sweet strawberry scent.. Not those disgusting sweet! It’s pretty pleasant to me!

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It’s also a 3 step pore pack but less time consuming and less messy.. All you need to do is apply the sebum softener (step 1) massage for 2-3 minutes then rinse off. Do it when watching TV, 2-3 minutes will just *poof* and gone. Then apply the strawberry sebum purifying mask. It’s a peel of mask! I love peel off mask!! This is why i said less messy! All you need to do is peel and throw and you can proceed to step 3 – pore treatment essence! The simplest step! Just apply and you’re done!

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For result, I think Sexylook gave me the most satisfying result!! Seeeee!! Black heads! White heads! My nose is clean like hell!

For ease of use, it’s gonna be the traditional pore pack! ….But seriously for consumers who wants to remove black head I believe a little more “inconvenience” won’t be that difficult!

What are you waiting for?? Let’s minimize our pores together now!!!

Belif – Believe in Truth

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Are you a Belifer? I am now!! hahaa.. Been wanting to try Belif for quite some time as i had rec’d their samples from those beauty boxes i subscribed.. Especially like the Hungarian Water Essence! I can really feel it giving my skin moisture and my skin doesn’t feels dry after using it during that period! So now, I’ve decided to give it a try!

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These are the samples I’ve got during my purchase.. It’s not that they love me so much but.. more like i’m a kiasu* aunty who brought all my redemption leaflets, coupons & even referred a member! hahahaha!

*Kiasu is a Hokkien word that literally means ‘fear of losing’ (Vernacular Chinese: 怕输). Examples of kiasu behaviour includes accumulating too much food on one’s plate during a buffet lunch in case there is no more food later or joining a queue many days in advance just to ensure that one successfully gets hold of the limited free tickets to events, promotions and/or shows.

Need a little history about Belif?? I have a little intro in one of my post about Belif which you can read up HERE.. So, that’s all for history! Let’s head to products!!!

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Mild and effective facial scrub

Mild and effective facial scrub is a soft but effective facial scrub which exfoliates with natural exfoliant lygodium japonicum and unblocks your pores with fibers extracted from French cotton plant. The facial scrub containing Napiers formula DTX frees you and your skin from stressful dead cells.

How to use? Dry your face after cleansing and squeeze a proper amount of the scrub on your palm. Spread the scrub over your face avoiding the eyes and mouth. Gently massage your face for 30 seconds. When dead cells come off, rinse the scrub with warm water.

My thoughts? No thoughts yet as I have not use this product.. :)

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Creamy cleansing foam Moist

This cleansing foam for normal to combination and dry skin types, is made with natural cleansing and moisturizing properties and using foaming action to softly wash away impurities from your skin. Formulated with Soapwort rich in vitamin C and Wormwood to remove toxins, it produces clean skin without dryness after washing.

How to use? Take a penny-sized amount of the product in your palm, and lather it with water. Massage gently and thoroughly over face, and rinse with lukewarm water.

My thought? I like this! for my big face, i used less than a penny-size and it’s enuff to lather foam.. After wash i do not feel tightness on my face and my face feels clean too!i would definitly recommend this to ladies like me who have combination skin! (I have dry skin surface but oily T-zone)

Update on 26 May 2013:

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To conclude my experience, dun waste time trying the scrub. The micro beads in the scrub is very minimum and doesn’t make me feel like it did its job.. :( There are definitely better scrub out there.. =X but the cleansing foam is definitely a good buy! Just a green bean size and u can cleanse your whole face!! Sweet!

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Crystal cleansing foam Fresh

Creamy cleansing foam refreshes the skin and deep cleanses impurities in pores. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Mediterranean Lemon Balm, it rejuvenates and purifies men’s skin dulled and tired by smoking, drinking, and stress.

How to use? Wash your face, pump once or twice in your palm and lather the solution with water between hands. Massage gently and thoroughly over face, and rinse with lukewarm water.

My thought? The promoter told me this is more for oily skin but combination skin ladies can use this too as it’s a deep cleansing foam! Yes, DEEP CLEANSE!

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Hungarian water essence

This essence contains hydration secrets of the legendary Hungarian Water that enabled Hungarian Queen Elizabeth to maintain her beauty into old age. This product is applied cool like a spritz of water, and clings to the skin lightly without stickiness, prolonging suppleness and softness.

How to use? After applying toner, pump two to three times in your palm and apply gently over the face, moving along the skin surface.

My thought? Very moisturizing! i like this very much! It looks a little like toner, a stickier version of toner.. Does not have any sticky sensation and get absorbs very quickly.. Naise!

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The true cream – aqua bomb

With Napiers aqua formula containing Lady’s Mantle, often called “a woman’s hydrating herb,” this refreshing gel cream supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that wraps the skin in comfort.

How to use? After using essence or emulsion, dispense a sufficient amount, gently apply, and spread.

My thought? feels that it’s quite similar to Hungarian water essence, just that it’s more to cream type than water type. It did give me a more moisturized skin but i still prefer Hungarian water essence!

“Tip – for regular make up users this aqua bomb can help in cleansing of makeup residue.” Quoted from Vanity Trove site

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(First Aid) Transforming peel off mask

This unique peel-off mask is formulated with Lemon balm and White willow bark to remove skin debris while tightening pore and providing skin elasticity. Upon contact with water, this creamy mask transforms itself into a thin layer of gel, making easier to take it off without skin irritation.

How to use? Apply a thin layer of mask to clean and dry face, avoiding eye and mouth area. Leave on 10~15 minutes until the mask becomes completely dry and rinse with water. Upon contact with water, this dried mask transforms itself into a thin layer of gel so that peeling-off process can be easier and less irritating.

My thought? No thoughts yet as I have not use this product.. :)

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(First Aid) Anti-hangover soothing mask

A fresh, clear, gel soothing mask that calms and relieves sensitive and stressed skin. Formulated with Chamomile that has a powerful calming effect and Xylitol soothing capsules that prevent skin troubles.

How to use? When your skin needs soothing, gently apply to the entire face after skin toner. Keep the mask in the refrigerator for about five minutes for an extra cooling sensation, which will calm your tired skin and reduce facial swelling in the evening or the next morning after a night out.

No thoughts yet as I have not use this product.. :)

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(First Aid) Deep pore care mask

A green clay mask with a deep cleansing effect. Natural French Green Clay and Raspberry leaf extract with pore-minimizing properties thoroughly penetrates pores to remove excess sebum and impurities.

How to use? Use once or twice a week. After cleansing and toning skin, apply a thin layer and gently smooth over face avoiding the eye and mouth area. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm, then cool water.

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(First Aid) Overnight skin regneration mask

A sleeping mask with a natto-like texture that provides intensive nourishment and restores skin vitality overnight. With Napiers anti-aging formula, this mask regenerates dull and exhausted skin and improves its elasticity while helping restore firmness.

How to use? After cleansing, apply toner and essence. Before or after using cream, apply a thin layer and gently smooth over the entire face. Leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning.

My thoughts? erm.. it’s pretty sticky before u apply to you skin.. it’s like the cheese on the pizza when u are pulling it while it’s hot (but this mask is cool).. it’s may look beige in color but after you apply, it’s transparent. My skin feels quite soothing after applying it, idk why.. The next day when i wake up, i think the mask got fully absorbed into my skin~ Why i say that? because when i take my morning shower, my face doesn’t have those soapy feeling when i washed them! Good or bad?? LOL~

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Peat miracle revital eye cream

Humic acid of peat extract in Peat miracle revital eye cream plumps up the eye area and its GABA element accelerates the composition of collagens, which helps to minimizes fine lines around your eyes and smoothes away wrinkles.

How to use? After applying essence or moisturizer, gently pat a small amount of the eye cream around and under the eye with the ring finger until absorbed.

My thoughts? I will never be able to share with you my thoughts on this as i gave this to my mom.. but i’ll see how’s her wrinkles (any missing!!?) and i’ll keep you guys posted!! hahaha!

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And what have i decided to bring home?? Yes, these two products! Milky moisturizer Hydra balancing & Creamy cleansing foam Moist!

Have i not share with you the info for Milky moisturizer? Well, this moisturizer for normal to combination skin types (my type!!) is formulated with Sage extracts that help improve the skin’s effective balance between oil and moisture, and its natural capacity to hydrate to keep the skin moisturized and glowing with vitality.

How to use? After applying toner or essence, pump two to three times in your palm and apply evenly over the entire face, moving outwards from the center.

My thoughts? Great! no greasy or sticky feeling and so far so good!! :D

For my mom, she bought home a Peat miracle revital cream. Similar to the eye cream but this is for the face!

Cell turnover means a cycle of your skin where young cells replace aged skin cells. As you get older, your turnover loses its rhythm and speeds up aging process. Peat miracle revital cream contains peat extract and improves your turnover rate by 9.28%, rejuvenating and hydrating your skin.

How to use? After using essence or lotion, apply an appropriate amount over the face and spread it until it is absorbed.

Very happy with my purchase and even happier with my caricature drawing!!!!

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My cute mom~

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& my mom’s cute daughter! :D geez!

Let’s minimize ‘em!!

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Package waiting for me!!! I love packages!! Do you!??

This time, its my pore minimizing pack from Wishtrend by Caolion!

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i purchased all three at one go from qoo10.sg because it’s cheaper this way! It cost me S$48.90 in total, which includes the shipping fee of S$5.00!

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I forgot to do a skin test before applying is on my face! >_< lucky my face din burnt and rot!! Pls do a skin test if you are unsure of your skin condition.

So now, Let’s have a look at the Steam Pore Pack first….

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Step 1 – Opening your pores with steam

Warm, steaming effect extracts sebum in the pores and grain powder takes care of dead skin cells for smoother skin!

HOW TO USE:

  • Apply mask on cleansed face
  • Leave them to dry or for 15 minutes
  • Wash off!

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This steam pack looks like some volcanic mask ya? It’s not those watery or creamy type of mask. It’s very… erm.. *lost of words* even if u put it upside down, i bet it wun drip a bit! Very good bonding! haha..

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I can really feel the temperature rising up the moment i applied it on my face!! & that is when i realize… I FORGOT TO DO SKIN TEST!! T_T (pardon my freckles!)

The heat seems to keep rising up slowly non stop but actually is bearable! How you feel is probably the 15 mins of uneasiness because ur face feels so WARM! But when u washed off the mask, you feel totally cool! In on of the pic above, it shows that the temp goes up by about 1 degree but it feels more than that for mi! (probably i think too much! >_<)

Btw, before i washed off my mask, i tried touching my face and it feels warm! Like im having a fever! My perspiration might have blend in with the mask already! LOL

You can check out WISHTREND website to find out more about this product.

Wishtrend: USS29.90 + US$12 (shipping)

Qoo10: S$17.90 + S$5 (shipping) ← You are purchasing from Wishtrend on Qoo10 as well.. I don understand why the big price difference.. :(

Next, it’s the so-called “Step two” for your pore minimizing masking session!

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Skin Elasticity UP, Minimizing Pores OK!

It helps to make the enlarged pores elastic and soothe skin troubles. And it delivers moisture and enough nutrition to the skin with natural ingredients.

HOW TO USE:

  • Apply mask on cleansed face (or after steam pack)
  • Leave them to dry or for 15 minutes
  • Wash off!
  • REMARK: Keep in refrigerator!

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Keep this pack in the fridge for a “cooling mask” later when you’re done with the steam pack!

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This mask is softer as compared to steam pack. Softer in the sense that it is creamier? more watery as compared to steam pack. Means easier to apply too!

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My face temp falls when i applied this.. i feel so coolingggg~~~~!! and that it when i understand why it has to be kept in the FRIDGE!!! It’s a must man! The cold mask will aid to make u feel more comfy and cooling. Your face won’t feel cold like ice but it’s like menthol lingering around you.. NICE!!

You can check out WISHTREND website to find out more about this product.

Wishtrend: USS30.99 + US$12 (shipping)

Qoo10: S$14.90 + S$5 (shipping) ← You are purchasing from Wishtrend on Qoo10 as well.. I don understand why the big price difference again.. :( & if u realize, it’s the lowest price among the 3 products on Qoo10 but the dearest on Wishtrend site.. I seriously.. dun understand..

Lastly, the O2 Bubble Pore Pack!

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Clean out your pores with O2 bubbles!

The microscopic O2 agents infiltrate the pores and remove toxins wastes!

HOW TO USE:

  • Apply mask on cleansed face (small amount – small grape size)
  • Massage for 1-2 minutes
  • Leave on for 5 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

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I have not use this yet but will keep you updated again once i tried!! :)

You can check out WISHTREND website to find out more about this product.

Wishtrend: USS19.99 + US$12 (shipping)

Qoo10: S$18.90 + S$5 (shipping) ← You are purchasing from Wishtrend on Qoo10 as well.. I don understand why the big price difference again.. :( Again, it’s the dearest price among the 3 products on Qoo10 but the cheapest on Wishtrend site..

UPDATE ON 5 MAY 2013:

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This looks similar to the steam pack! But actually is not..! This does not have the heating factor!

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After u apply, the color will slowly turn into white.. And………..

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Ta-daaaa.. Bubble will start forming… It wun hurt! Actually I quite like it (seeing it turn into bubbles!!) hahah.. I apply this mask while showering, so it’s like I leave my face alone for 5 min and wash other area… When I wash off the mask, my face feels………… Nth too special. =X

After apply this bubble pack, I proceed to step 2. This time, this pack doesn’t feel as cooling as before. Prolly coz my face isn’t that warm to feel the coolness.. But I still think it’s a good experience! I’m willing to do anything to minimize my pores man!!!

Overall, i think it will be more cost effective to get it from Qoo10 – you can apply your cart discount too!!! double saving! double happiness!

Oh and oh and!! before i forget!! Below is a screenshot of how to exactly use these 3 mask!IMG_0217

Understand better now? Drop me a message if you need more details!

C’ya~~ ^_^

December Trove – Shhh.. It’s Victoria’s Secrets!

Hello Hellooo~ It time again for Vanity Trove!! everytime i receive VT it means the month is ending sooon! time flies!! Now let seee what we have here~~20121124-195156.jpg

 

Philosoply.. in one of the previous trove, i had got Hope in a Jar and Purity samples.. and this month’s trove, i’ve got even moreee.. looking at it, im in fact more keen in using the Microdelivery Peel (which comes in a 2-steps sample pack).

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Next in the queue, we have samples from belif..

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from cleanser to toner to moisturizer to mask to blah blah blah.. its basically your routine regimes! I’m quite confident in Belief.. they have very good products! i had tried their Hydra Sebum Control Essence before and was very satisfied!

So a lil history about belif.. you can visit their site to read up more..! (Just click pic to proceed)

 

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Alright, coming next are masksss! Masks from Sexy Look and Beauty Buffet!

One thing i like about Sexy Look mask is that they can really cover your whole face to chin area.. why? because they have ear hooks that can secure you mask in place and lets your neck get supple too!! V V face on the way!!!!

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Call me a moutain tortoise.. but seriously i haven tried any of beauty buffet mask yet!! i believe my girl friend would have tried!! she’s a beauty freak! =P

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OK this is what I’m pretty excited about!! CIRACLE’s Goodbye Blackheads!!!! this is a cotton mask which helps in the removal of sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, sebum and dirt, especially in the presence of blocked pores. Each Blackhead Off Cotton Mask is made with 100% cotton and is soaked in natural plant extracts such as Witch Hazel, Peppermint, Sage and Mistletoe, to help draw toxin out of the skin.

Directions

1. Open one packet and place a Blackhead Off Cotton Mask on your nose. Spread mask evenly with your fingers.

2. Leave mask on for at least 15 minutes.

3. Remove. Wipe away exposed sebum, blackheads and whiteheads with a clean cotton swab or pad.

4. Follow up with toner if you wish.

This is similar to Skinmiso’s pore pack but a little more affordable?? Just S$32.90 for 20 pcs of mask and its only a 1-step thing to get rid your enemies!!! (Skinmiso cost S$27.90 and its quite troublesome in a way – see post HERE & HERE)

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Next, DrGL.’s Collagen Essence! Heard many hooha about it but this is the first time i touched this brand!! So what does “GL” denotes? It’s Georgia Lee!

DrGL® is a range of custom skincare personally formulated for Asian skin types and climate by Dr Georgia Lee. Eschewing the mass for a carefully crafted selection of premium quality products, DrGL® offers the modern busy individual maximum efficacy, minimum fuss.

 

While her clinical experience gave her the confidence to start her very own skincare line, it was her personal experience that provided the final push. A serious allergic reaction resulted in blisters that covered the left side of her face, leaving her with persistent hyperpigmentation which only resolved after treatment with a cream that she customized for herself. While traumatic, this episode piqued her interest in skincare and motivated her to delve further into its development.

 

This Collagen Essence is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this superbly hydrating formula penetrates deep within to deliver and retain moisture beyond skin’s surface. Lightweight texture keeps skin comfortable in hot and humid weather while still providing more than adequate hydration in drying winter conditions.

Guess how much does the regular 30ml size cost… $49.90?? NO! $99.90?? NOO! $149.90!?? NOOOO!!! It’s S$198!! Ok, so we have here a 10ml travel size.. *calculating* WOW! this 10ml is easily worth S$66!! Precious baby!!

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Had tried a pump on my hand and i think its pretty good. it’s like water/toner whatever u call it! Pretty fast absorption! and does not have sticky or oily after effect.. (no wonder it cost so much!)

Alright, ready for next product?? Well, next product is actually a repeated one! got the same thing in previous Trove.. it’s either this product is VERY GOOD or it’s some left over.. hmm.. you decide!

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Last month, i’ve got this same Ujene sample pack but.. have not started using yet. >_<

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OK! last thing… something that caught me off guard! Waxing Strips!! who would expect to see this!? LOL! ok or at least i din expect to see this.. for a moment i thot i’m being spied!! WHY?? because i’ve been looking for deals to get my underarm waxing done and the next moment *POOF* VT put a pack of waxing strip in my trove! Ain’t that.. MAGICAL?! hahahaha!

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But i hope this waxing strip is not too complicated to use!

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Ok.. So that’s the end of this month’s product.. No WAIT! one last one.. for this who have shared VT’s post, i believe would have rec’d a pm from her to choose the type of (fragrance) soap bar you like RIGHT!!?? There were 4 choice if i did not remember wrongly.. Original, Lavender, Spearmint and…… one i forgot! >_<

Hahaha.. So here’s the SOAP!! I chose Spearmint Sparkle!

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Spearmint Sparkle refreshes & stimulates the skin’s natural balance. It also soothes and heals acne! Suitable for combination to oily skin!

Lavender Heaven is a sweet fresh scent with a calming, healing and restorative effect. The perfect fragrance for people with skin problems such as eczema & psoriasis. Suitable for normal to dry skin!

Original Cleansing Bar cleanses the skin, encourages its capacity for self-repair, hydrates & promotes elasticity. Suitable for most sensitive skin, even those allergic to essential oils since none are added!

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Cute little soap bar.. ^_^

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OK! Now this is really finale! The usual staff apart from products, discount vouchers! online shoppinggggg~~~  i think DrGL & Ciracle one are pretty good/useful!

If you’re feeling lucky, you can try below tooo..

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Product summary for your (& my) reference!

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Good night readers!! (Good night 72!!!)

November Trove – Dream Girl

It time for the once a month thingy already..! WHAT?? period?? NOO! It’s Vanity Trove my dear~!! This november, its the Dream Girl edition!! So what do we have here? Let’s take a quick peeek!

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Always a box FULL of fun stuffs!!!

So first… ya, its what every girl will use MONTHLY! Sanitary pad! This is a new brand in the market i guess. Previously, i got one sample set from a lady distributing it at Bugis Street.

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This set includes:

One Active Days (day use – 24cm Ultra) 

One Dreamy Night (night pad – 33cm Ultra Slim).

Below are some features maybe might interest you..:

- Specially selected layers for you

Feminine health and hygiene is of great importance. ADORE’s premium ultra slim hygienic sanitary napkins and panty liners feature a compound strip, uses non-bleached cotton and are breathable and highly absorbent. ADORE incorporates the latest technology into its range of sanitary napkins and panty liners, improving your well being throughout your period and in your daily life.

- Super high absorbent core

ADORE’s premium ultra slim sanitary napkins have a super highly absorbent core for maximum and almost instantaneous absorption. Its breathable leak-proof layer locks and hold the dampness in, yet allowing your skin to breathe so that you feel clean, fresh and confident whatever you do.

- Aluminium packaging with re-sealing ability

ADORE’s premium ultra slim sanitary napkins and panty liners come in an aluminium package which is easily re-sealable; reducing the risk of exposing your remaining sanitary napkins from exposure to dust ─ an initiative taken by ADORE to ensure that you receive the most delicate care possible.

Off to school, office, best friends’ gatherings, parties, a night out on the town or a date with your boyfriend? Let ADORE ease your worries wherever you go! Each individual ultra slim sanitary napkin and panty liner is hermetically sealed, making it easy for you to carry about without compromising its sterility

- Green compound strip

The green compound strip is bonded with far-infrared rays and nano Agᶧ and produces around 6100cm³/s (100 to 150cm²/s) of highly concentrated negative ions. This revolutionary process is made possible with the latest technological advancements.

- Gentle on panties

ADORE’s strong, yet gentle non-toxic adhesive strips ensure that the pad stays in position without damaging or staining your panties upon removal.

- Skin friendly

Giving you our most intimate and thoughtful care, always!

ADORE offers the softest touch for your skin with hygienic, non-recycled, non-bleached, dust-free layers, making ADORE’s premium ultra slim sanitary napkins and panty liners the most skin-friendly choice.
ADORE’s premium ultra slim sanitary napkins and panty liners uses layers of quality products carefully selected to keep you feeling clean, dry and comfortable always. The products feature a revolutionary green compound strip bonded with far-infrared rays and nano Agᶧ which emits around 6100cm³/s (100 to 150cm²/s) of highly concentrated negative ions, as well as hygienic, non-recycled, dust-free layers, a diversion layer and a super highly absorbent core which helps prevent leakage.

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I have not use the Adore i got from VT but i had used the one i got from the lady at Bugis. This is good. It prevents my side leaks & back flow. Now i can sleep 100% & worry 0% during girl’s day! It also feel less “humid” as compared to other brands.. erm.. girls! u know what i mean..

This is definitely a good try! Adore can be found at Giant & Watsons..! Go have a look! Im gona go get the panty liner some day!

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Next, ZA 5g moisturizing gel~! Moisture charge in just 10 seconds! Amino mineral complex instantly restores flaky, stichy skin to create porcalain-smooth skin!

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Feature?? One of the features that caught my attention is the pore minimizing effect!!!

How to use? Apply after moisturizer!! that’s all!

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Next, 3ml of Vitacreme B12! This creme is the only cosmetic product with the Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) as a main active ingredient.

The principal actions with the application of VitacremeB12 are Skin Reconditioning, Very significant reduction in the extent of the wrinkles and fold of the skin, Improvement in skin elasticity and Correction of the skin dryness.

VitaCreme Info: (quote from their site)

Vitacreme B12 is at forefront of cosmetic technology.

Vitacreme B12 preserves the external signs of youth.

Vitacreme B12 is a true assualt cream against wrinkles as it helps regenerate the superficial cutaneous layers and the cells damaged by age, the sun and enviromental pollution.

Vitacreme B12 reinforces the protective cutaneous film and increases the skin’s natural resistance by intensively moisturising the superficial skin layers.

 Vitacreme B12 prevents and repairs the effects of time through a progressive diffusion meeting the needs of each skin and through better penetration for optimal efficiency

Vitacreme B12 penetrates up to the dermo-epidermal junction thanks to its liposomic agents where it reactivates the growth of germinal cells (deep layer of the epidermis) and promotes the formation of elastin and collagen fibres.

Vitacreme B12 allows to reprogram the hydration process in dry skins.

Vitacreme B12 is efficient in the treatment of breaks, cement disease and helps bedridden patients suffering from bedsores.

Vitacreme B12 allows to protect skins exposed to external aggressions (air too sharp, too cold or exposure to the sun).

Vitacreme B12 is ideal to withstand ageing as it helps regenerate, nourish and moisturise.

Vitacreme B12 is a Swiss high-quality product.

Now are you impressed!? I think i am!! haha.. but… can oily skin use this??

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Next, something new to me (but this brands looks really familiar..) Mekhala Soothing Tamarind Facial Cleanser!

The only cleanser you will ever need! A gentle and effective face wash that removes impurities and even waterproof makeup, whilst soothing the skin and retaining its natural moisture. This unique combination of Tamarind, Honey and Vitamin E nourishes the skin, fights harmful free radicals and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Active botanicals naturally brighten skin for a radiant and luminous complexion.

Benefits

• 100% natural

• Removes impurities, even waterproof makeup

• Soothes acne inflammation and reduces redness in skin

• Retains and replenishes moisture

• Reduces appearance of fine lines

• Brightens skin

• Ideal substitute for TONER and MAKEUP REMOVER (3-in-1)

• Free of parabens, sulphates, added chemicals, artificial preservatives and fragrances that can cause irritation and adverse long-term effects

• For normal to sensative skin

I think this will be good for my mom – she has sensative skin! Can let her try it then update me her feeback about it!

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Ok, before i proceed further.. i want to say, This month trove seems really interesting.. many foreign brands to me.. and all seems so good! best part is they are all of reasonable price! man, this is incredible!

Back to products!

Here’s Uriage AquaPrecis! (This is definitely something for me!!) Moisturizing Refreshing cream Gel suited for normal to combination skin!!

This gel cream provides an immediate fresh sensation and customized, lasting hydration. The sheerness and matifying capacity of its oil-free texture are perfectly suited to normal and combination skins all year long.
Precisely hydrated, the skin is also protected against environmental aggressions thanks to an anti-pollution shield that maintains a fresh, luminous complexion.

Assets
  • Precise, long-lasting hydration adapted to each skin’s needs.
  • Protective bio-film, a genuine anti-pollution shield.
  • Oil-free texture that quickly penetrates without leaving an oily sensation on the skin’s surface.
  • Matifying capacity: 72%*.

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Tried a teeny weeny bit on my hand.. my opinion? nice! feels really light weight and NO OILY feeling at all! Gosh! I’m not gona share this with anyone!!

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Full size (i suppose) Eye Gel from Ujene!

The Ujene Purist Collagen Eye Gel is a precise blend of efficacious eye actives, an ample dose of OVILUXETM and an advanced tetrapeptide, EryluxeTM, clinically proven to reduce puffy eyebags in just 14 days. EryluxeTM has exceptional action against collagen glycation and consequent loss of skin elasticity, coupled with anti-oedema effect for effective prevention against problematic eye bags and puffiness. Skin around eyes would appear smoother, brighter and fewer fine lines with actives like Rhodiola Rosea, Madecassoside and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Potent antioxidant and cell-communicating ingredient, like Vitamin C and B3, also ensure the skin around your eyes are well-protected against free radicals and noxious environmental elements.

Benefits

1. Reduce puffiness, eye bags and dark circles around eyes

2. Deeply moisturize skin around eye area

3. Minimize fine lines and wrinkles

This product contains purest grade BSE-free collagen extracted from sheepskin.

Heard many positive reviews about it and saw on the web that it’s quite “valuable” oh! I think this will be a good christmas gift i can gift out this Christmas! *wink*

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Another product from Ujene, the serum!

Lavishly flushed with ample flavonoids, saponins, micronutrients, anti-oxidants and polysaccharides, the Ujene Puriste Collagen Serum contains a generous dose of 10% active OVILUXETM, reviving skin’s innate youth for a natural facelift. This potent serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, as well as finest grade botanical extracts including Ginseng and Aloe Vera to instantly soak into skin, firming, refining and brightening skin complexion with anti-oxidant nourishment and long-lasting youthfulness.

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Benefits

1. Instant, intense and lasting hydration

2. Plumping, firming and lifting effects

3. Nourish skin to look younger and more youthful

Sample pack, but i believe more than enuff to feel the texture!

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Next in the list, haircare!!! Shampoo, conditioner & treatment!!! erm.. Kracia this brand looks really familiar.. really…

Ichikami formula is designed to repair damage to your hair and protect it against further damage

♦ Damage Preventive Property: Inositol & Kome Premium EX-II, Moisturizing Property: Cherry Extract.
♦ fine lather cleans hair gently while protecting against further damage from shampooing.

hmm.. Kracie….. AH!!!! Now i recall!! Kracie!!! candy!! candy that you can play with! See HERE!! its selling in qoo10.com.sg too!! oh my~!!

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Last but not least.. My favourite… My most looking-fwd-to-use-product!! Neogence Off-heads serum!! seriously wait till i can get the info translated into english elsed i think im gona skip the product intro!

Below quoted from VT site:

New pore solutions, the new innovation…In hot summer months in tropical zones, like Asia, women really do become more concerned by oily skin resulting in blocked and enlarged pores…even more than we are concerned by our skin whitening concerns.

 

This brand is a team of dermatolgists, a bio-medical doctor and a professional pharmacist who have conducted vast amounts of research and analyzing of the skin’s pore problems.

 

To keep it simple and brief – when skin produces too much sebum, pores become blocked resulting in white heads, black heads and the worst, enlarged pores which loose their elasticity and finally lead to pock marks and very troublesome skin problems. Needless to say, with such professionals involved and the research done, the results are pretty amazing. Neogence Pore Solution Series will “effectively control sebum, keep the germs at bay, dissolve acne and rebuild pores”.I’d say try it, and you will be astonished

I only hope that this serum can effective minimize pores!

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This month’s trove also comes with a love letter from Sasa! its actually a S$5 Sasa voucher! man! gona look for some stuff to grab before it expires! The previous one i had expired!!

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All in all, i think this month’s trove is pretty much an eye opening one for mi! I get to know more about other brands which i don’t know before i got my trove! Thank you VT!

So ladies, if you would like to grab yours now, you can hurry and click HERE to subscribe to next month trove and we can share our happiness together!!!

Before i end.. pardon my typo and any mistake! im too tired to proofread anything now.. LOL >_< Sorry!!

Catching Up w My Mask!

Tired Saturday…!! Seems like I haven been doing much thing and my Saturday is gone!!!! I’ve been up since 9am!!! But only get to eat my first meal at 3pm!!! Oh man.. Hungry girl!!

But it’s ok cuz I’m not gona bored u w that!! I’m pretty eager to share w u my new gaga!!! Hahaha!!

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Few weeks back i bought some wash off mask pack from qoo10 and finally got a chance to use it.. or rather got feel to use it! =X hahaa~! too lazy to wash it off..

i bought 3 types (Aloe, Volcanic, Blueberry) to try it out and i think i’m quite satisfied w the first pack (Aloe) i used. One pack is good for 2 use. but i finished the whole pack in one use!! =X oops! i applied a thick opaque layer on my face to near neck. i even covered my brow too~

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Looking at this pic i think my eye lash treatment mascara is quite good! i THINK my lashes are slightly longer and thicker~ >_< hahha!! i think my chin is getting slightly more into V V shape..  ok, maybe only that 0.01% V-er~ hahahaha!!!

Hahahaha!! Interested to know what i’ve been using? …. *drumroll*

It’s the Makeup Store Eye Lash Treatment Mascara for my lashes and Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain serum for my V V face!!

You can read this BLOG POST for a detailed Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain serum! She have many other great post and recommendation too!!! Be sure to read her other post~!!

I can’t find any post on the lashes treatment.. but i promised to post a photo of it asap!! sty tune till then~

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SKINMISO pore minimizer pack!!!! This is so far the best pore minimizer that I’d tried!! I got to know this brand thru Bellabox! I think it was in my July box that I was given one set to try..

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You can check out this LINK to see my previous post (a little review) about it…

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For $24.90, I got the whole set including this sebum removal stick and oil control essence!

Update on 30/10/2012: Look at the dirt i “scrap” out!! eeew!

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Best part! I think i was the first 200 customer to purchase this product, i was given this Facial Water Mist (Olive Oil Lemon Tree) and some other samples (blemish cream, anti-wrinkle, brightening cream) too~!!

Also, not forgetting this Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask!!!

Oh man~~ can’t wait for my next masking session~!! :) :)

July Bellabox – Around The World

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Yahoooo!! Got my July Bellabox just bef the week ends..! Happy!! Happy!!!
So what do we have here for July??

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Seems like a pretty heavy box right?? Totally excited for this! Now let start looking into the simple one first..! ^_^

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Twistband!! If u haven heard of twistband then u are (slightly) outdated thn me!!! I got to know Twistband from Bellabox in Q2 this year!! It’s actually a hair band that u can use to tie ur hair without leaving tie mark! And they comes in colorful colours….!

Just a bit sad that my twistband had a little defect. But the thot of contacting Bellabox for an exchange made mi… (think twice) accept how it is! To email them is a headache! I wonder all this beauty boxes company.. Are they really sooo busy? Din they put into consideration for time like this? Ok, or at least not for exchange but more of.. customer service/enquiries? Every time when they are gg to have something big, reply seems to slow down even more (already so slow then become even slower..)

Had tried calling them to enquire some stuff but was asked to email them instead. But their reply always take sooo… sigh~

Ok I think I drift tooo much! Back to twistband! You can grab yours at Bellabox e-store HERE!

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Next, Jimmy Choo lil perfume (4.5ml)! Like that cute little granite-like bottle! Smell great too! But if I were to buy it at its full size I would think that they’re a bit on the costly side.. I’ll stick to my bvlgari! Hahaha!

PRICE? … 40/60/100ml for S$78/125/165

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Next next!! Skinmiso nose pack!! It’s a 2 step pore care that will remove blackheads and whiteheads! Looks interesting ya!!? I think I’ll try this out tmr??

PRICE? …10 sheets plus essence(15ml) for US$21.99

Review on 15 July evening:

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Wow.. This is not wat I expect yet not too different from what I expect too..

I expect something like Bioré pore pack? But looking at it’s packing I had expected it not to be like wat i expected! (gossh, am i confusing u??)

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As per its direction, I apply it on my nose for 10 mins. Initially, I feel a bit pinchy pain, quite annoying but bearable. Abt few sec ltr the pain is gone.

When I peel out the sheet, I dun see any whitehead/blackhead residue on my nose.. I had also used the Q-tip to exfoliate but… Nothing come out.. At that point I thought this was pretty useless..

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But still I decided to continue w the step 2!! This pack’s essence more gelish as compared to step 1 (watery)..

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I dono if I shd even post this pic cuz it looks the same as the previous one! But oh well…

Step 2 still has that pinchy pain feeling too but din last long.

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So after I remove …. Mi first reaction was….. “WOW!!! No more large pores!!! Wah!!! Whr’s my blackheads!?!??” Hahahah!!!

Tho this doesn’t works like Bioré pore pack whr u can see ur blackheads being “pull” out.. But… My nose really is much cleaner now!!

If bearing w these pinchy pain can change a clean nose back, seriously… I DON’T MIND!! Hahaha!!

Now I’m really tempted to buy some home!!

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Yes.. I know what u’re thinking!! It’s SKII again! My third set of SKII since my July Vanity Trove! It’s either SKII is having a promo or both VT and BB a good deal with them! But doesn’t really matter, 好东西不嫌多!

This SKII comes in a smaller pack then VT’s one but it comes with 2 extra items.. Cellumination skin care..

• Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser (6g)
• Cellumination Mask-in Lotion (10ml)
• Facial Treatment Essence (6g)
• Cellumination Deep Surge EX (2.5g)

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I used the facial cleanser immediately since both (VT & BB) are like gvg out their products so hard!

It’s easy to lather into form but the form is not those very dense type like Ettusais.. But it does smells nice! Probably my skin is too thick? I dun feel anything special about it after washing.. It’s like “just another cleanser”..

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Aft cleanse, I used the cellumination mask-in lotion! Refreshing.. Nice scent too..

According to their tips, u can use it like a cool therapy (extra treatment on concerned area) too!

Read on and u’ll understand more..

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And last step is my cellumination deep surge ex!

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And here!! Seee!! I followed every step as provided in my box! Very useful instruction..! Mi like!!! ^_^

PRICE? …Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 120ml for S$89, Cellumination Mask-in Lotion 100ml forS$114, Facial Treatment Essence 75/150/215ml for S$99/168/209, Cellumination Deep Surge EX 50g for S$199

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L’egere skin conditioner (30ml).. Product of Korea.. Juz with the chinese instruction can’t help feeling like it’s fr Taiwan..
Haha!!

What can this skin conditioner do?? See below packaging! (sorry.. Feeling abit lazy tdy!! Oppsie!!)

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I duno about u but I always seems to mixed up L’egere and Laneige! Haha!

PRICE? …150ml for S$31.90

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L’egere Platinum Hologram Illuminating Hydro Cream Base (3ml).. Another L’egere product.. But this acts more like a makeup base I guess..

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Pore tightening and oil control is enuff for me to grab a full size one!!

PRICE? …40ml for S$39.90

Review on 16 July:

ok it din show very well in this pic but the cream is in a bit pale purple-ish beige color! wah sound so.. hahahaha! but u have to visualise abit to be able to see the purple.. putting aside the color.. the cream contain shimmers.. i guess that is why it can create the radient look.

in this pic, u see my hand?? bling bling..! on my finger tip is Ettusais BB cream, ignore that! hahaha! im just putting on my daily makeup before heading to work!

Overall, i feel nth too special about it. but probably i just haven use long enuff..

Next is a… BONUS!!

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A housebrand sexy red lipstick!! Yayaya!!! I’m lying! Hahaha!

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This is a pen not lipstick.. Not of very good quality but definitely a cute gift!!

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Last but not least… Other the the sample products, the usual brochures are also added in a pink envelop..

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Details of products in ur box will all be printed on this lil note… Very handy!

Now it’s the real “last but not least”! If u are interested in getting one box to pamper urself, check out this the link HERE! New price starting in July is $19.95 (existing subscriber still can enjoy usual price of $15 till ur subscription ends..)

Hope their products get better… Since there’s a price increase.. :)

Laneíge Samplesss

One fine day when i checked my email, i’ve got mail!! hahahaa!! Rec’d a mailer from Laneige informing me to collect my samples at any laneige counter.. WOW! this is so wonderful!

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Actually i’m not too sure what are the products im suppose to get. It’s not stated in the email.. :) When i arrived at Laneige counter with my printed email, the promoter or rather should i use the term beauty consultant(??) asked me what are the skin issues that im concerned about.. So i told her mainly oily T-zone and pigmentation.. & after a while, she walked to me with my three samples.

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The Pore Minimizing Pack that is a fast-drying wash-off clay pack that tightens pores..

This clay mask pack gently spreads on skin with a cooling action, quickly dries to tighten up pores, and is easily removed with a little bit of water. It is formulated to prevent blackheads.

- Mineral-tox™ (White clay and Morocco clay (Ghassoul)) purifies skin, absorbs excess sebum, and eliminates dead skin cells to smoothen skin surface.

- Pore Purifying Complex removes toxins and impurities that are around your pores and strengthens your defense system against Pore-related troubles.

How to use? ..Sooth skin with toner and apply a nickel-sized amount over your face, avoiding the eye area. Cover your entire face with an opaque layer. When the pack dries after 3-5 minutes, rinse off with water and soothe skin with toner. You may use this mask pack on the entire face, but it can also be used on problematic areas with excess sebum secretion

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And this all time favourite Water Sleeping Pack_EX.

Night time skin transmission (permeability) shows higher rate than the one in the day time. Applying it right bef sleep time, the best state for the skin transmission according to the skin circadian rhythm, maximizes the efficiency of overnight water supply.

The function of skin remarkably declines in the night time. Enriched with Beta-glucan, Water Sleeping Pack_EX deeply hydrates fatigue and dry skin while Ceramide SLN formula strengthens the skin barrier. With containing the Snow Water, it helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized.

- Antioxidant effect of Hunza Apricot Extracts helps brighten skin tone evenly by removing harmful oxygen and purifying skin.

- Recoverine from Chestnuts promotes turnovers of horny layers to remove dead cells away for vigorous water supply and sleek skin texture.

- An aromatic essence compound exclusively developed by AMOREPACIFIC, Sleepscent™(Patent application No. 10-2009-0043726), helps to relax your mind and body and derive for a good sleep. A good sleep effect allowing sufficient relaxation eventually reinforces skin restoration for healthier skin condition. Essential oils from Orange Flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandal Wood etc. are contained in the Sleepscent™.

- Light gel-type texture without stickiness but moisture leaves you a comfortable sleep.

How to use? ..In the evening, after your routine skin care, take an appropriate amount(2.5cm in diameter recommended), mark on nose tip ,cheeks, forehead, and chin areas, and gently spread over the face from inner part to outer part along the skin texture. Go to sleep after absorption without rinsing off. (Wash face in the next morning) Use once or twice a week. Do apply more than recommended amount when your skin is particularly dry. Breathe in the scent of Water Sleeping Pack_EX about 5 seconds before use when you feel a heavy stress. You can also apply to neck area for neck care.

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Lastly, the Multberry Yogurt Peeling Gel that is a hypo-allergenic peeling gel that gently polishes skin for a smooth complexion with mannan and strengthen the skin barrier with the fermented yogurt. In layman term, it exfoliate dead skin and remove blackheads..

* Soft yet powerful exfoliation – Natural Konjac (Mannan) beads gently exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities with short time of massage. – Recoverine from Chestnuts extracts promotes turnovers of horny layers to remove dead cells for vigorous water supply and sleek skin texture.

* De-oxidating and calming effect for healtier skin – Sogurty™, a specialized fermented yogurt, has anti-inflammatory effects to soothe skin from skin troubles. – Multi berry complex (various berry extracts from raspberries, blueberries, wolfberries, cranberries, and strawberries) delivers abundant nutrition and antioxidants to eliminate harmful free radicals.

How to use? ..Used on wet skin after face wash. Take an appropriate amount (2cm in diameter is recommended) & gently massage over the face using gentle circular movements with the fingertips (avoid eye area), & then rinse with lukewarm water. Use 1-2 times a week.

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I’m now all looking fwd to use my sample pack!!

For more information about Laneige, do visit their site HERE.