NYLON x VANITY TROVE November Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS!

I know.. it’s already 2016 but it’s never too late to share good things.

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Today I’m sharing with you what I’ve got in NYLON x Vanity Trove November Edition!!

11 items in one trove and none are sample sachets!!

1. Intercosmo Il Magnifico Mask Spray x 2 (12ml)

2. LANEIGE Water Bank Essence_Ex (10ml)

3. Curél Moisture Lotion II (8ml)

4. Curél Moisture Face Milk (8ml)

5. Curél Intensive Moisture Cream (4g)

6. Bioderma Sensibio H2O (20ml)

7. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Luminoforce Mask (50g)

8. Cosme Decorté Liposome Treatment Liquid (14ml)

9. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ (15ml)

10. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (1 piece)

11. The History of WHOO Gongjinhyang Gift Set: Seol Whitening Skin Balancer (20ml), Whitening Lotion (20ml), and Whitening & Moisture Cream (4ml)

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Let’s take a look at my ALL TIME FAVE makeup remover!!

BIODERMA Sensibio H2O

This micellar water effective remove makeup and is gentle to eyes and great for sensitive skin. You can easily remove eye & lip makeup at one go too! You can read more from here..

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Curél, Japan’s No.1 Brand for Sensitive Asian Skin is formulated from Kao’s extensive dermatological science research. From face and body to scalp and hair, Curél’s hydrating and moisture-retaining ceramide care targets the actual causes of sensitive Asian skin and provides highly effective solutions to improve skin condition.

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Who doesn’t know about Biore!? Biore is probably one of the most popular known brand when you mention sun protection/makeup remover.

Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel contains unique Aqua Micro Capsules with UV block ingredient to provide superior SPF 50+/PA++++ protection while keeping skin cool and refreshed. It is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & Citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin. Its water-based texture spreads easily and get adsorbed easily without a white cast. Suitable to be used on face and body.

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Next item is from Kao too, it’s MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. It relieve and relax your hardworking eyes! Treat your eyes to a steam bath, soothing them to a comfortable and relaxed state.

If you’re not used to having something covering your eyes while u sleep, you might not like this. In my opinion, you just have to get used to it and you’ll love how it relax your eyes, especially the lavender scent! I fall asleep almost immediately (or am i too tired?).

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Who doesn’t know about Laneige!? Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX is one of the best selling product over at Laneige boutique! It give moisture to your skin and can keep skin hydrated up to 24 hours while improving skin’s texture!!

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A new generation of skincare unlike any you have experienced before.

  • Contains a newly developed liposome using two varieties of phospholipids that contain beauty ingredients that actively target and work on the stratum corneum.
  • Formulated to be biologically similar to the skin, the treatment liquid is able to penetrate instantly into the stratum corneum, achieving an immediate effect on the appearance and vitality of skin.
  • Addresses dryness, irregular skin texture, roughness and dullness, giving firmness, translucency, softness and long-lasting moisture to skin.
  • Suitable for all ages and skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Oil-free, paraben-free and allergy tested.

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I’m sorry I didnt take a good picture of this product!! But clear enough it’s a gift set!

We have Seol Whitening Skin Balancer, Whitening Lotion and Whitening & Moisture Cream in trial size!

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Ok, I’m sua-ku! I don’t know about this good stuff at all! How can like that?

IL MAGNIFICO, it’s a innovative multifunctional treatment that offers 10 benefits! A mask hair spray that combines the consistency and properties of a mask, with the convenience and speed of a spray

10 BENEFITS

  1. Repairs damaged hair
2. Controls frizz
3. Heat protection
4. Easier ironing using a straightener
5. Offers shine
6. Hair color protection
7. Facilitates detangling
8. Adds body and volume
9. Prevents split ends
10. Long lasting hairstyle

MAGNIFICENT RESULTS

  • 100% softer, silkier hair
  • 93% untangling effect
  • 83% easier combing and straigtening

This spray can be applied to both wet or dry hair directly without rinsing, in this way it can be used anywhere and at any time! Speaking of CONVENIENT!

 

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If you prefer the wash off hair mask, they’ve got you covered – Shiseido Luminoforce mask!

LUMINOFORCE focuses on the decline of lipids inside the hair which makes hair coarse. Shiseido’s original “Reducing Hair Coarseness Technology” boosts the suppleness and shine to enhance the beauty of color-treated hair.

Lipid Repair Agent (Olive-derived Squalane as a softening ingredient) – An ingredient derived from olives which closely resembles the properties of naturally occurring lipids found in hair. Has superior penetration and high affinity.

S-Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate as a moisturizing ingredient) – An ingredient with superior moisture retention that keeps the hair well-hydrated.

Evening Primrose Oil and Arginine – LUMINOFORCE imparts gloss by repairing the hair inside and out.

Evening Primrose Oil: Imparts gloss by protecting the hair surface.
Arginine: Repairs melanin holes found inside the hair to control the scattering of light and enhance the luster from within.

Fragrance “ORCHARD BREEZE” – A refreshing, soothing fragrance inspired by an orchard breeze, featuring a floral fruity note. It is a fresh and juicy fruit fragrance imbued with the gorgeous and natural aroma of the noble rose.

Intensively repairs damaged hair to keep a suppleness and shine that complement the beauty of color-treated hair.

Just use once or twice a week. After shampooing, gently remove excess water. Take an appropriate amount of the Mask and work through the entire hair. Leave for 3-5 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over to Vanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

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NYLON x VANITY TROVE October Edition

Time for my favourite session!

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Today I am going to show you what I’ve got in my Oct edition Nylon trove!!

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Again, I have a trove full of goodness!! We have sample size, travel size and even FULL size product!! Wow…Nearly all are popular brands!!

  1. Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo (40ml)
  2. Tsubaki Extra Moist Conditioner (40ml)
  3. Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (180ml, full-sized)
  4. Za True White Ex Essence Lotion (20ml)
  5. Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover (20ml)
  6. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum (10ml)
  7. Benefit POREfessional (3ml)
  8. Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml)
  9. Curél Sebum Care Moisture Gel (7ml)
  10. Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip (35g)
  11. CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit
  12. VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam (25ml)
  13. Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract (50ml)

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I’m sure most of your out there are no stranger withh Tsubaki! Tsubaki is one of my favourite hair care brand! I love their conditioner – it give my hair shine and smoothness that last! In Oct’s Nylon Trove, we are getting this 40ml Extra Moist set!

Hair can get moisture from inside and scalp can be soft too! Why?

Here’s why!

  • Camellia Oil and Rice Malt infusion technique – Includes Camellia Oil and Rice Malt S (fermented extract of camellia oil, rice malt and sorbitol : softener and moisturizer for hair and scalp). Apply it thoroughly over scalp and massage. Your scalp gets relaxed and the hair is moisturized from the inside. Feel a blissful improvement in texture.
  • Super rich moisturizer can keep shape of hair – Dry hair can also maintain the smooth style. Moisturizing ingredients: sustainable hyaluronic acid (acetylated sodium hyaluronic acid and sorbitol)
  • Elegant aroma filled with selected camellia nectar and fruit

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Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum addresses concerns such as dryness and itchiness. Replenishes the scalp with moisture and creates a healthy scalp environment for growing beautiful hair.

Recommended for :

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Next up! Something good for those who find removing makeup such hassle!!

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Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover was one of my die hard favourite before Biore Micellar Water Remover was launch!

You can check out my previous post from HERE to see it’s effectiveness!

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Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip! This is the third Shiseido product we have in this Trove!

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Senna Perfect Whip creates 5 times density of foam then conventional cleansers. So that it penetrates into your pores easily and removes impurities and dirt in an effortless way

As for Senka Perfect Watery Oil, I bet you can tell its a makeup removing oil.. Don’y you love the simplicity of in-shower make-up remover? Perfect Watery Oil will be your ideal choice. It helps you to remove waterproof make-up and can be washed away instantly without any greasy feeling!

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VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam – A moisture type cleansing foam that gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin’s moisture balance.

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ZA True White Essence Lotion, it’s a lotion + essence + emulsion ─3 in 1 skin whitener Reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone in just 7 days!

Not sure if you can see in about picture but the lotion is filled with white micro beads.. These are the micro capsules that holds the whitening essences!

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Next up is a full size toner from Neogence!

Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion – uses Hyaluronic Acid+Tornare, it supplies large amount of moisture to the skin, and at the same time maintains hydrous conditions after cleansing the skin, which helps to facilitate effective absorption. It has purified ingredients, is alcohol-free and soothes dry skin after undergoing a medical beauty treatment or sunbathing.

Next up is CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit!

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I’m sorry I can’t show u a closer look of the packaging because I threw them away already! OOPS!

This is a 2-Step mask set that makes the nose appear cleaner. The Blackhead Clear Mask (Step 1) gently removes blackheads and sebum, while the Pore Tightening Mask (Step 2) effectively tightens the pores for a cleaner and smoother appearance.

Step-1 – Blackhead & sebum removal

Natural ingredients gently dissolve blackhead and sebum, and help lift unseen sebum via maceration. By wearing the mask, which is designed to prevent pore expansion for 10 minutes, skin irritation is minimized and you’ll be able to see the crusting of sebum and blackheads popping out of skin. It will leave your nose smooth and glossy.

Step-2 – Powerful pore tightening

With Witch Hazel extract tightens pores effectively. CNP Anti-Irritant Complex ingredients are safe for sensitive skin

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And you think after all this skincare, you are good to go? NO!! We need a good makeup base in order to make us look more flawless!

Benefit POREfessional quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals!

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Last but not least.. We have Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract to pamper your body!

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over toVanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

Essential Massage Shampoo Brush

Washing my hair is probably one of the many things I enjoy doing! Always love the nice scent left behind by shampoo and the smooth tangle free touch after conditioning!

And ever since Essential introduced the Massage Shampoo Brush in mid-Ma… Wah~ I tell you, I can just go on and on massaging my scalp!

What??? You haven’t try Essential products before?? Come let me share with you more…

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Last year I did a review on new Essential range catered for combination hair user.

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Yes combination hair is a hassle when selecting the right shampoo to use! You will end up compromising only one hair problem at a time. Having the best of both world was probably just a dream.

However, since 2014 Oct, I guess we had our dream come true!! The new improved Essential range brings the best of both worlds to you! With the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology in the Light Finish Volumizing and Deep Cleansing Care variants, you can now achieve moisturised hair ends while maintaining a refreshed, breathable scalp!!

To make it better, for a limited time only, Essential is also giving out a massage shampoo brush with purchase of shampoo and conditioner banded pack.

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What is a “Massage Shampoo Brush”?

A massage shampoo brush is a common haircare tool in Japan and is used by the majority of Japanese women to help remove dirt and sebum more effectively from the scalp. The massaging action on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation. Now you can have a scalp massage without going to the salon! Save $$ and time yet maximum enjoyment!!

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The grip of the brush was pretty comfortable and it’s so easy to use!!

Now girls with manicure, this is probably your like your super hero!! No more ruined manicure while washing/massaging your scalp with your fingers!! You don’t even need to worry about damaging your scalp if massage too hard!!

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So far, I’ve been using the Essential Light Finish Volumizing Shampoo + Conditioner for 3 days (could have used it for a longer period but some hiccups in between hence I got my package late. Still glad that it reached me eventually!!!)!!

The scent is one factor I believe every girls would love! Now my hair ends looks healthier and no more oily scalp!! My long hair are also much more manageable!! With the new massage shampoo brush, it just made washing my hair a more enjoyable process!!

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Every day is like a hair spa day with Essential!!!

The Essential banded pack (shampoo 750ml + conditional 750ml) is now available at all leading supermarkets & personal care stores ($19.60)!! Quickly grab yours now before it’s out of stock!!

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Alternative, you can get their FREE samples of Deep Cleansing Care shampoo & conditioner HERE too!!

Don’t forget to follow Essential on Instagram at @essentialsingapore for updates!

Click HERE to check out my previous post on New Essential review!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential

 

Yay!! New Shampoooo!

I think I’m pretty obsessed with shampoo nowadays!!! Just recently I decided to throw in my money for a good scalp care shampoo and here you see me with my NIOXIN SYSTEM 3 TRIAL PACK!

Nioxin is pretty popular among user with hair thinning problem! Why? Because it specialize in hair thinning problem and scalp issue..

From Nioxin website: 

NIOXIN uses advanced technologies to deliver thicker, fuller, denser-looking hair. Our commitment to innovation, supported by research, enables us to be able to help enables us to be able to help more than 50% of people worldwide who experience thinning hair.

The NIOXIN approach began in 1987, when founder experienced thinning hair after the birth of her first child and began to investigate the idea of treating the scalp with skincare methods.

Until then, people experiencing thin-looking hair had very few options for help. NIOXIN’s advanced technologies provide real solutions for making the most of the hair you have, transforming the hair care industry and bringing hope and confidence to men and women everywhere.

 

I don’t have hair thinning problem YET but i have dandruff problem and oily scalp! My scalp becomes oily and itchy if I did not wash my hair for one day. JUST ONE DAY is all it takes… T_T So I’m glad I had grabbed this trial pack (a some full size for my family)

Oh, if you didn’t know, Nioxin have different “system” to cater to different problem. Mainly based on hair thinning condition and whether your hair is chemical treated? I have shared an image in my Instagram showing which system you should use based your your hair condition.. I shall share it with you shortly (or look at my blog’s side bar to go to my instagram)!

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For me, I belong to the “Normal to thin looking hair” and “chemical treated” category so I should use System 3. This trial pack is good enough for 1 week for my hair length (around waist?)..

Consist of:

  • 150ml Cleanser Shampoo
  • 150ml Scalp Revitaliser (Conditioner la~)
  • 50ml Scalp Treatment

IMG_8817.JPG IMG_8859.JPGDon’t expect flora or baby shampoo scent for Nioxin! It’s a treatment shampoo hence scent is not it’s selling point. But don’t worry, it doesn’t smell very bad. Just maybe like … Head & Shoulder Methol?? (O_o)?

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So with the shampoo in hand, let’s not waste it!! It’s shower time!! Erm…. not really shower but just washing my hair.. LOL!

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Nioxin shampoo lather foam quickly & easily! Best thing is that you won’t need lotsa shampoo to wash this kinda long hair, just a little bit is enough (probably size of two 50c coins?)..

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So after washing your hair, NORMALLY it won’t turn out this frizzy!! It’s just that I’m trying to shoot better picture so i keep tossing my hair to lather more foam and .. well~ BUT even with such frizziness, fred not!!

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With Nioxin Scalp Revitaliser (I shall call it conditioner la~) your hair is gonna be smooth and scalp will be clean in no time..!

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You not only can use on hair end, you can apply on your scalp tooo! I think the right way to use this conditioner is to apply on your scalp (& hair end too), gently massage and leave it for 2-3 mins.. You will feel this menthol sensation on your scalp shortly.. Woo~ when your scalp touches water again (to wash away residue), your scalp will be so freaking cooling! *thumbs up up up*

What?? Will it cause oily scalp since conditioner touches our scalp you asking?? Don’t worry about that because it did not happen..! Not only I feel REFRESH, I have smooth and clean scalp toooo!

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LAST STEP!? Scalp treatment!

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Towel-dry your hair and then, spray this over your scalp evenly and gently massage, YOU ARE DONE! This treatment is not oily at all!

I definitely recommend this readers with hair thinning problem..!

Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo 1000ml – S$100.58

Nioxin Scalp Revitaliser 1000ml – S$113.42

Nioxin Scalp Treament 100ml – S$100.58

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BTW, this is not a sponsored review.. 🙂

Switch to new Essential!!

I don’t know about you but I’m one of those who keep changing shampoo because my hair seems to be easily immune to the shampoo effect! Almost after 1-2 bottles, I will need search for new brand again…

I have oily scalp (if I did not wash my hair for 1 day, you can see my hair is so damn oily/shiny! It’s just one day know!?), dandruff (Yes, not only oily, dandruff starts to appear too.), dry hair and split ends (One strand of hair can split into 3 man!)! Finding one shampoo that is cost effective and tackles all this problem seems challenging! It’s either you get one that fix your scalp/dandruff but doesn’t give your hair that extra shine/soft touch (even drier hair) or you get one that gives you soft smooth hair but end up making your scalp even oilier, or worst, itchy scalp.. 😦 This is the problem of COMBINATION HAIR!! Grrr… You can never solve the problem with one shampoo!! ……

OH WAIT!

Actually, NOW you can!!! Just recently, in October, Essential relaunches with brand NEW packaging, IMPROVED formula and a NEW variant! \(^__^)/ ….. (so what???)

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SO it means…… Girls with combination hair, your problem is solved!!!

But before I go into details, let me just do a quick intro of Essential (for the benefit of new user)!!

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Essential is a popular haircare brand from Japan. Understanding the needs of Singaporean girls and their hair woes, Essential has a wide range of products to help repair and care for hair. Essential offers products ranging from basic care like Shampoo & Conditioner to more intensive treatments like Hair Masks and Leave On Serum/Lotions.

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Essential haircare range has relaunched with new, improved formula and technology. Now, Essential is available in 4 variants to suit all hair needs and types:

  • Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) – for weak & damaged hair

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  • Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) – for dull & rough hair

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  • Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) – for flat and limp hair

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  • Deep Cleansing Care (blue) – for oily scalp & dry ends (new!)

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Out of these 4 variants, the yellow and blue variants have technology that caters to people with combination hair – oily scalp/roots yet dry ends.

Essence even came up with a table like below to show you the difference/effect of each of them.. (How thoughtful!)

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Well, The concept of ‘combination hair’ is similar to that of ‘combination skin’, where hair condition from the same person is not uniform from root to tip. People with combination hair usually have oily roots and dry ends. Consumers are not familiar with the term ‘combination hair’ and no other haircare brand has talked about it.

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Essential wants to take this chance to educate consumers about this concept and bring to their attention that they may have this condition and new Essential is the solution to their problem.

New Essential Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) and Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variants have the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology to target both problems of roots and hair ends. As a result, consumers experience the best of both worlds with one product – airy light roots and moisturized ends. It also has Microfine All Smooth Essence which delivers nutrients to repair damaged hair surface from root to tip; promises to smoothen your locks and helps you achieve healthy and manageable hair.

Hair feels surprisingly smooth when you finger comb through whether wet or dry. With the absence of tangles, water does not get trapped between the tangles hence blow-drying your hair is also faster!

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Question: With so many variants, how do I know which is suitable for me?

Answer: Just ask yourself two questions and choose from the matrix below..

1. Do you have oily hair roots/scalp?
2. Do you have dry/damaged hair ends?

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Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variant has the lightest formula and is suitable for people with very oily roots, followed by Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) variant for oily roots..

Improved treatment (tube) now works its magic on your hair in 30 seconds! The result you will get is deeply moisturized and manageable hair. Perfect for busy days!

For more intensive treatment to treat those dry/damaged ends, leaving hair softer,
smoother and more manageable, use Essential Hair Mask! People with very dry/damaged hair should use the richest formula Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) variant for treatment and mask while the rest can use the Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) variant which is comparatively lighter.

Always remember, do NOT apply treatment/mask on your scalp. Apply to hair ends only. It will make your hair (near to scalp) oily..

So here’s the variant I received!!!

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& Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) treatments!

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SUPER EXCITED ME CAN’T WAIT TO TRY!!!! LOL!!

I’ve been washing my hair with Essential shampoo/conditioner everyday and I must say.. It smells AWESOME!! I think Japan brands always make their product smells soo nice!! Make people wana keep using them!!

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My thought on the first few days: Although they smell awesome (the scent last ONE whole day on my hair!!) but the shampoo/conditioner did not perform as expected. 😦 I’m glad that my scalp is less oily now but hair ends are still as dry. Using the conditioner, it did not gives me that silky smoothness.. 😦 Disappointed, I went on to try the 30 seconds treatment..

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WOOO… This is sooo much better!! My hair instantly comes alive! It’s smooth and like advertisement, my hair can fly sui-sui when the wind blows!! Ok, too exaggerating but this treatment really helps to fixed my hair breakage and give me the desired smoothness!! When I comb my hair, it’s totally tangle-free and as smooth as silk! You won’t feel those hair breakage while combing your hair! Just remember to only use it on hair ends!! You would’t want your hair root to be oily again…

Too bad I can only use this 2-3 times a week!! (T_T) But heng ah~ (fortunately) I still have their hair serum from previous review (read HERE) to save my bad hair day!!!! Awwww.. heartz-heartz!!!

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Ya, the side without serum is how my hair looks like when I only use shampoo & conditioner.. Frizzy -__-

My thought after using it for 1 week plus: I can start to see improvement on my hair ends! Although using just the shampoo/conditioner did not give my hair that ultra smooth touch, I’m glad they’re still easy to comb and less frizzy now. However, I don’t know is it because my scalp is drier now, it tends to itch a bit at times.. hmm..

So to speak, to achieve that awesome smooth and sleek hair plus no oily scalp, it’s not impossible! I just have to use the whole series – Shampoo, Conditioner & Treatment/Mask + Serum!! Yes a bit ma-huan (troublesome) I know but that’s the price to pay for beautiful hair right?

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If you’re like me too, very excited to try them, head over to Essential Facebook Page now to redeem your FREE samples now!! Mai tu liao~ Follow them on the FB and instagram (@essentialsingapore) for the latest update!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential

Tsubaki Hair Oil

Dry Hair? Split ends? Dull hair? ….. Tsubaki Hair Oil to your rescue!! ^_^

I’m starting to believe OIL can actually give your hair not only SHINE but moisture too! I’m so glad I had this chance to try Tsubaki Hair Oil!!

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What is Tsubaki Hair Oil?

It’s a deeply penetrative hair oil formulated with high concentration of selected camellia oil to deeply protect, moisturize and repair your hair, resulting in a luxurious shine. It can instantly penetrates hair upon application without feeling greasy or sticky and gives a silky smooth finish. It also protects your hair from damage by UV rays and heat from hair dryers (or other styling equipment), while preventing split ends and hair breakage.

Not only that, it has a very nice floral scent! ❤

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Origin of Selected Camellia Oil?

Specially selected camellia oil 
Produced in the Goto Islands in Nagasaki, the perfect location for producing quality camellia oil thanks to the warm climate, fertile soils, and other favourable conditions.

Traditional harvesting method
Only fully ripe fruits are carefully handpicked, one by one, before they fall to the ground.

Meticulous oil pressing method
Camellia oil is extracted using a traditional, time-consuming method of pressing finely selected seeds.

Carefully selected for freshness
Only pure camellia oil obtained from the first pressing of camellia seeds harvested in the current season is used.

Effects of Selected Camellia Oil

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  • Prevents cuticle damage and makes hair feeling smooth.

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  • It produces abundantly beautiful and shiny hair upon application.

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  • Change in Hair Shine before and after use.

What I think?

Packaging – Nice and sexy! LOL.. I like the idea of this “non-leak” bottle!

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See.. It’s doesn’t leak (unless u shake vigorously)

So how about the product? Let take a look at my hair condition before and after!

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Had recently went to colored my hair and they are now super dry!! You can see from the above pic, especially the pic on the left.. Scary split end and hair breakage easily! *heartache*

Now let’s start our Tsubaki Hair Oil application…

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(Before application)

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First, pour a few drop (about 20-cent coin size for mid-length hair) onto the palms and work through the hair. Then, drop a few drops again onto the palms and focus on areas that require extra application.

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It may look oily here but that’s because the oil haven’t been really absorb. I would usually rub till my hand doesn’t feels oily anymore and I’m done.

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See.. Better right? Not only it looks better, my hair smells good tooo! Somewhere between sweet fruity to light flora scent.. If you’re a Tsubaki product user, you know what I mean! 😀

TIPS:How to prevent flat hair (Particularly recommendable to those who have soft and fine hair) 

Refrain from applying large amount inappropriately and unevenly. Start application from the damaged tips and gradually work upwards to the roots to avoid flat hair

TIPS: How to reduce volume or prevent dry hair (Particularly recommendable to those who have thick and voluminous hair)

Apply an appropriate amount to wet hair and dry it with a hair dryer. Then, spread a small amount onto the palms and apply on bottom half of the hair to reduce the volume.

Do you want to experience the true magic of Camellia Oil now? Head down to your nearest Watsons store from 11 September and you can bring it home at S$26.90 (60ml)!!

UPDATE on 8 Sep 2014: Watch out TSUBAKI Facebook Page for an upcoming contest that will be live on 12 Sep (Friday) – Don’t say I bo jio ah!!

Simply follow below two steps when the contest start and you’re halfway to winning the new Tsubaki Hair Oil for yourself and 2 of your friends!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreTsubaki

The Little Black Beauty Box X Tangs !!

Are you aware that The Little Black Beauty Box has changed partner?

Yup, it’s no more Robinson but Tangs! Oh well, to me, as long as it continue to bring in new/interesting/amazing samples for its subscribers, I don’t really care who’s the partner. Of course, the price must be justifiable! LOL..

So today, I proudly presents my first Tangs x LBBB ! Quite happy with my new LBBB!

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But before i go further, I have to apologise!! All images that you are gonna see here, the color is a bit “cool”.. It looks totally fine on my cam but somehow when I transferred them to my iPhone and upload them here.. hmm… colour runs?

Anyway, I had tried my best to adjust the color to as true as possible but.. oh well.. bear with it!

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Ain’t you excited to seeeee so many goodies in a lil box like this!? Looks like they have hunt for variety of samples for us.. From skin care to hair care to makeup to fragrance! Wow~ How thoughtful!

I will not be going through every single item in my box but still I will show you picture of it..

First thing that caught my attention is….  BELIF! For the first time I actually see one sample box includes a decent travel size of Belif product! Best part, this is the cleanser that I would usually get when I wanted Belif!

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This cleansing foam uses a foaming action to softly wash away impurities from your skin. Formulated with Soapwort, Sweet Flag and Wormwood to remove toxins, this cleansing foam produces clean skin without dryness after washing.

Soapwort, rich with vitamin C and natural foaming agents, cleanses the skin gently. It has been used instead of soap for centuries. Sweet Flag, has appealed to women for generations, is known to make hair and skin beautiful, silky and smooth. Wormwood, possesses breakout-prevention properties and excels at removing toxins.

The other 2 Belif products are sachet masks pack..

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The next item here I think there’s no need to further explained! It’s so popular even my mom knows about it.. Yup, It’s Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX..

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Shiseido White Lucent

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Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum

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This is better than the face lifting cream from Bioessence, IMO.. This doesn’t give me a TIGHT feeling and doesn’t feel heavy for my skin.. Most importantly, you can see result!

Michael Kors Sporty Citrus

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Guerlain Foundation

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Guerlain invents the most perfect second skin: Lingerie de Peau. This intangible foundation becomes one with the skin like a second sensual covering to make it more beautiful than ever. Its secret: the Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, an unprecedented combination of smoothing and shaping stretch fibres and natural linen and silk fibres in complete affinity with the skin. The foundation glides on like a silk stocking. The “little nothing” becomes everything…

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Sublimely transparent, the complexion becomes as soft and radiant as silk. The curves of the face are tightened and imperfections are erased. The nine shades of the range are so skin-fusing and natural that they leave no visible colour on the face, simply a glowing, long-wearing tone that leaves the skin looking natural. Regular size Lingerie de Peau is about 30ml pump bottle and has SPF 20 – PA+. Though not the strongest sun protection but better than nothing!

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Overall, looks quite natural on my skin and doesn’t feels very thick.. Shall update here again when I tried them out on my face some day!

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Aveda Smooth Infusion

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Sulwhasoo trial kit

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I’ve got an exactly the same kit from one of the sample box previously.. Haven’t got the chance to use so can’t comment much about it too.. LOL!

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To end this post, here’s a quick look of the LBBB voucehers! Some of it are quite worthy leh!

BONUS image (maybe not):

July LBBB!

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Essential Sleeping Hair Mask

This is a “抱病上场” post! Yes, I’m sick over the LONG weekend! Can‘t enjoy this rare opportunity!! Best part, it gets better when work day kicks in! AHH! 劳碌命 (toil life)!! SO, u guys must read till the end to appreciate my effort ya!

How many of you are already using Essential products? I’ve tried their shampoo and I like not only the scent but also the texture it gives my hair!! For those who don’t know Essential, here’s a brief intro..

8. Essential logo

Essential is a popular haircare brand for damaged hair from Japan. Understanding the needs of Singaporean girls and their damaged care woes, Essential has a wide range of products to help repair and care for damaged hair.

Essential offers products ranging from basic care items like Shampoo and Conditioner to Treatment items such as Intensive Hair Mask and Leave On Hair Treatments. Made with natural ingredients, Essential nourishes one’s tresses and effectively cares for damaged hair even up to the last 15cm, which the oldest and most damaged part of our hair.

9. Essential Family Product Shot

Essential is available in 3 variants :

Nuance Airy (Pink) – Gives hair a light and bouncy feel. Suitable for those with damaged, flat and limp hair.
Rich Premier (Sand) – Gives hair a smooth and manageable feel. Suitable for those with damaged and untamable hair.
Purely Smooth (Orange)– Gives hair a light and smooth finish. Suitable for those with damaged and rough hair.

Today, I’m not sharing review on shampoo or conditioner. I’m sharing with you their NEW products that will solve below problem!!

5. Essential Pillow Damage Criminals Wanted Poster

Problems I’m facing:

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Yes!! Do you often have this frizzy hair problem when u wakes up!!? I hate it when the door bells ring in the morning when I have to get outta bed to open the door.. Because I have no time to tidy my hair~ T_T

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(See what I mean?? Pls don’t tell me this is sexy~)

When sleeping, tossing and turning causes hair to rub against the pillow, creating friction. We call such friction caused by the pillow as Pillow Friction.

Pillow Friction causes the hair cuticles to open up unevenly, causing hair to be rough, frizzy or prone to tangles. We call such hair damage caused by pillow friction as Pillow Damage.

As a result of Pillow Damage, you wake up the next day with frizzy, unmanageable hair like a lion’s mane. This is commonly referred to as bed hair.

To solve this problem, people usually have no choice but to wash their hair in the morning. Washing hair ‘resets’ the uneven alignment of hair cuticles and makes hair smooth and manageable again. However, by having to wash hair in the morning, they have to wake earlier and sacrifice beauty sleep.

Essential Cleo

(Cleo Mag Ad)

But now with we have the new Essential Leave-On Treatment Range  Day and Night Treatment Regime Repairs and Nourishes Round the Clock, what is bed hair man!! LOL~

The new treatment range prep your hair at night to look great the next morning. Introducing an innovative new hair treatment concept, the Essential Leave-On Treatment range helps repair and nourish your precious locks round the clock, even while you sleep! Protects each hair strand and minimizes Pillow Damage.

Comprising of an intensive repair Treatment Milk (for night use) and a revitalizing Hair Serum (for day use), this new day-and-night treatment range is specially formulated with Cuticle Care and Cuticle Protection ingredients that weightlessly repairs and moisturizes damaged hair cuticles and also shields it from external stresses such as friction and humidity.

Leave nothing up to fate; wake up with smooth, lustrous locks every day!

Are you excited already!!!?? Hahahaha… I am!!

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This is the retail size Treatment Milk (for Night Use) 100ml! Night use night use…. means…. to use at night (of course!) LOL! Okay, enough of joke! This treatment milk works like a sleeping mask! You heard me, sleeping mask!

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The packaging of the sleeping mask is like a pump bottle. Yes, pump bottle! Not those tub with turn cap or squeeze-tube. No more over-squeezed amount or unhygienic usage from the tub.. 😉

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The milky, non-greasy texture is absorbed instantly by your hair and forms a protective layer between each hair strand and your pillow, protecting your hair cuticles from Pillow Friction while you toss and turn. Ladies can confidently look forward to stronger, healthier and silky soft hair that is easy to manage and style the next morning

How to use:

  • Use on towel-dried or damp hair
  • Pump an appropriate amount onto palm
  • Spread and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to the tip of hair
  • Do not rinse off
  • Go to bed!

What I think?? Seems pretty GOOD! See, here’s my hair frizzy curl before going to bed!

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Yes, usually after my evening shower, I do nothing to my hair and it will dry like this mess~ LOL… I applied the treatment milk on my dry hair and immediately my hair looks more tame.

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Yes, I know what you are thinking..

“You finger brushed your hair of course it looks tame on the treated side ma~”

But, FYI, I finger-brushed both sides…

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Seeee!! Picking up both “bush” of hair together, can you now see the difference?? I’m happy that SampleStore actually introduce this to their members and I think you should really try it too (I’ll provide sample redemption link at the end of my post)!

How do I look next morning? Or rather how my hair look after a night of treatment!?

GREAT! They’re much more manageable and smoother than before!

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See, they now can easily be twirl around and most importantly, I DON’T look like a angry lion when I wake up! ehem~ Don’t ask if I apply the treatment on my left or right side of my hair for this review.. I applied “every” side of course! I wouldn’t wanna wake up with left side of me like a lion and only right side with tamed hair~

Treatment does not stop when you wakes up! You can continue your treatment with Essential Leave On Serum in the morning!

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The Cuticle Protection Ingredients form a protective veil over hair to prevent frizz and dryness caused by humidity and UV rays. Just spread the serum evenly onto hair and it invigorates hair, giving it a healthy and lustrous shine while protecting it from the sun.

How to use:

  • Use on towel-dried or damp hair, or before blow-drying
  • Can also be used on dry hair
  • Pump an appropriate amount onto palm
  • Spread and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to tip of hair

Both treatment are selling at S$11.90 each, available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, personal care stores and pharmacies.

Keen to try it first? No sweat man!! Get your free sample of Essential Sleeping Hair Mask HERE! That’s not all!!

Essential redemption

2NE1 FANS~~ Listen up~~ You can WIN tickets to 2NE1’s All or Nothing World Tour concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 28th June! HOW????

Simply purchase $10 worth of Essential products to qualify! Go to http://www.essentialsg.com/2ne1 for more information.

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(image from google search)

Remember to hit “Like” on Essential Facebook Page for latest news/update!

HANG ON~~~ Before you say goodbye, do check out SampleStore too! You will loveee them! Because, I do! (Psst, Essential Rich Premier/Nuance Airy Hair Mask is available for redemption oh!)

*pardon any typo, i will amend them when I feel better 🙂

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential