June Trove – Summer Crush

VANITY TIME!! Yey!!!! Sorry this month was a bit late (very late actually!) got my box for almost 2 weeks and now finally i have the time to do up my post~! Busy week~~ Hectic week~~

But that’s not important.. .now let’s see what we have here this month!!!

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A few goodies are already waving at me!!!! Gosh!! Which are the few that hooked your attention!!? (hahaha!)

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BRANDS Inner Shine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract! i got this essence in my previous trove too! i think it was my August Trove~ i haven try this one but i am sure every bottle taste the same!! hahahaha!! It’s very sweet and yummy (if i did not remember wrongly!)

A little brand history about Brands..

In the early 19th Century, King George IV ‘s flagging health had inspired the Royal Chef, H.W. Brand, to create an essence of chicken beverage to boost His Majesty’s physical condition.

After retiring from the Royal kitchen in 1835, Mr. Brand concocted BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken for commercial sale as food for convalescence and invalids. Renowned in the British Empire, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken found its way to the Far East in 1920s, and had since gained popularity all over Asia.

Sought after for its wholesome goodness, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken has since sold over 150 million bottles worldwide, which is more than 2650 Olympic sized swimming pools.

In 2004, BRAND’S® scientific expertise and research led to the launch of BRAND’S® InnerShine®, which unlocks the secrets to nature’s finest ingredients and helps women to care for their beauty needs through superior health nourishment.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence is bursting with the goodness of seven types of premium berries, specially selected from Europe and America. This combination of seven berries is an excellent source of antioxidants, which neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and prevent degeneration of eye cells. It contains Zinc and is fortified with Vitamin A, C & E, providing the required nutrients to benefit ocular health.

Pardon my ignorance.. i always thought BRANDS is a local brand! =X

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Introducing the NEW Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA++ that combines a moisturizer and sunscreen in a lightweight gel format. They’ve got you covered – be it from the sun or the dry air conditioned environment.

This Hydro Boost provides long-lasting hydration for soft and supple skin. Together with SPF 30 PA++, it effectively shields skin from photo-damaging UV rays for a lasting, healthy glow.

This should be applied every morning after you use your toner and essence/serum. Make sure to apply it 15-30 minutes before sun exposure! What can be better? one less step to do for my morning rush~!!!

I shall try it sooon and keep you guys posted again! ^_^

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Touch In Sol Pure Dew Water Drop BB Cream

This BB Cream is covered with moisturized through bursting waterful capsule when rolling on your skin. It is safe to use on sensitive and trouble skin with SKIN FILM SYSTEM for the excellent calming skin. With W/S Type and water proof , it long last from sweat and water for all day long. Water radiance textures, bright color and excellent coverage for skin flaw but also features gorgeous skin radiance through water holding system. 3D Matrix Nature Moisturizer is intense and long-lasting moisturization without greasy.

Receiving this makes me feels young!! Touch In Sol core target audience are ladies 20 to early 30s..

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime!! Their first versatile beautifying treament enriched with a complex of four precious oils. Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils combine to create a luxurious Elixir for all hair types.

The alchemy of four precious oils to beautify hair A new legend is born, the secret of magnificent looking hair is revealed! With a few drops of Elixir Ultime hair feels silky and weightless, as if transformed. Applied before cleansing, hair feels instantly nourished & applied before styling, hair feels incredibly supple and protected.

If you ask me, i think this is the best hair oil I’ve used so far!! Because this hair oil comes at the right time! Recently i did a perm aand it caused my hair to be super duper dry and frizzy! It feels as if my hair is gone crazy~!! (okay, i exaggerate a bit..) It’s only the hair ends that i can’t stand it… Partly because i cant wash my hair… i feel even more troubled! BUT suddenly i remember i have this hair oil, i immediately pull it out from my stash and start using it!

1st impression, eew.. oil~

2nd impression, hmm~ *deep breath* nice fragrance!

3rd impression, Wow.. my hair.. is… O_O cured!! (omg, like so drama!)

But it actually did help to makes my hair more touchable now and less frizzy tooo! No more like merlion! LOL!! My hair have a healthy shine (not OILY shine!) and looks/feels better condition! i can’t help it to keep applying after every few hours cuz the scent is sooo nice!

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Astalift! This is not my first Atsalift… but.. i cant seems to recall what i’ve used.. hmmm~ So what to we have here??

We have a sample bottle of the Jelly Aquarysta & Essence Destiny!

Jelly Aquarysta: The epitome of all ASTALIFT’s products – Jelly Aquarysta, is a unique anti-ageing phenomenon for every woman. The uniquely named Aquarysta is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light as water texture of the clear jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.

It is the first product to be used right after cleansing / washing in your daily skincare regime, and before lotion and emulsion (It’s a Pre-Lotion Serum). This extraordinary revolutionary skincare formula targets visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin.

Essence Destiny: Formulated with high concentrations of nano-Astaxanthin, nano-Lycopene, highly-permeable Resveratrol, Royal Jelly, skin firming Elastin and Collagen to effectively deliver anti-ageing goodness deep into the skin.

Use regularly (like your usual essence) to feel the bounce and suppleness on skin. See your skin return with vigour and enjoy luminescent skin.

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3 samples from Apivita!! A cleanser, a face mask & a sun screen for oily-combination skin!

How many have heard Apivita btw?? I think its quite common in US isn’t it?? (or is it not??)

APIVITA was born in 1979, and was the first natural cosmetics company in Greece. Its sources of inspiration are: the society and the products of the bee, the rich Greek nature and the holistic approach of Hippocrates. The name `APIVITA` means the life of the bee and it stems from the Latin words APIS (bee) and VITA (life). APIVITA`s name reflects identity and our philosophy for an organized, productive and sustainable development modeled as the society of the bee. Our logo is inspired by the Bees of Malia, a rare piece of Minoan jewelry from the 18th-17th century BC. The two bees, together, form a union, symbolizing fertility and harmony. They are also surrounded by an open circle which represents the lyre of Apollo, symbolizing devotion, sustainable development and belief in ancient Greek culture.

Light Texture Face Cream for Oily – Combination Skin SPF30: 83% natural ingredients

  • High protection with SPF 30 and UVA 17
  • Offers effective protection against UVA and UVB radiation with photostable combination of sun filters and sea lavender
  • Helps regulate skin oiliness and offers matte effect with propolis, licorice, horse chestnut, vitamins B3 and B7
  • Protects against photoageing and free radicals with propolis, sea lavender, lycopene and vitamin E
  • Enhances skin defense and maintains skin’s natural moisture with sea lavender and panthenol

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the suncare range with organic green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products (protection from premature aging and free radicals).

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of Parabens, Alcohol, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, Colorants, Phthalates, PCM, NM!

How to use: Apply the product before sun exposure. Apply sufficient quantity* (2mg/cm2). Re-apply frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring, swimming or towelling. Reducing this quantity will significantly lower the level of protection. Avoid long exposure to the sun, even if using a sunscreen. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Over-exposure to the sun can present a serious threat to health.

*half of a teaspoon for the face

  • It is suggested for oily and combination skins
  • Ideal for men’s skin

Deep Cleansing Mask: 89% natural ingredients

  • Cleans deeply, removes excess of sebum and tightens the pores
  • Rejuvenates the skin, leaving it soft and radiant
  • Ideal for oily, combination skin types, for men and teenagers

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the face mask range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of Parabens, Silicone, Propylene glycol!

How to use: Apply a generous layer evenly onto cleansed face. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off well with water. Use weekly 1- 2 times or as often as needed depending on your skin type.

Purifying Tonic Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin: 98% natural ingredients

  • Natural cleansing agents remove dirt and excess oil without drying the skin
  • Propolis offers mild antiseptic and antioxidant action
  • Citrus tones and refreshes skin while juniper essential oil offers rejuvenation
  • Lemon and tea tree essential oils regulate oil secretion and offer a matte look

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the facecleansing range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of SLES, SLS, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Silicones and Propylene Glycol.

How to use: Gently massage daily onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

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ULTIMATE COLLA-GEN!! Wah.. One i’ve been waiting for~!!!

Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ Korea’s No.1 preferred Collagen.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen offers Korean nano molecular collagen derived 100% from fish scales & laboratory tested to be more than 50% smaller than other commercial brands, ensuring efficacious absorption & utilization by the body.

√ Available in 2 formulations GOLD- for nurturing Bones and Joints and PLUS- for nurturing Skin, Hair and Nails.

√ Each sachet is only 38Kcal and contains 5,000mg Nano Collagen plus 6 other nutrients.

√ Halal certified in Korea, Ultimate Colla-gen taste light and refreshing on its own with no fishy after taste.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ No preservatives. No trace metals. No sugar. No empty promises.

√ Produced in GMP environment – a compulsory standard enforced by US FDA.

√ Packed into individual sachets, convenient and hygienic.

Empty one sachet of Ultimate Colla-gen into a glass of cool water or juice, mix well and drink. For people taking medication, it is preferable to leave a 2-hour period between Ultimate Colla-gen and any medication. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please seek medical advice before taking Ultimate Colla-gen.

Taste good or not?? let me try a pack tomorrow and keep you guys posted!!

Update on 26th June 2013:

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Drinking my first pack today! pretty excited.. The fact that it’s not slimming powder makes me feel that it’s gona taste better! Lots better!

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When pouring the powder, you can already smell the mild sweetness and you know this is gona taste good! It totally smells like those Vitamin C tablets (ie: Redoxon perhaps) or even Eno Fruit Salt.. 

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The powder turns pink when u pour it into your drink (or juice) but its not gona change your drink color.. so dun worry! Overall, i think it’s pretty yummy and may taste better if you actually added it into juice than plain water. Plain water is tasteless and this powder does not taste as sweet as what you are smelling..

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Lexus & Collagen drink is my breakfast for today!!

So that’s all for today! This is a relatively short post, short as in i did not do much review but will update them once i get to use any of the product!! Stay tune!

Oh and…. i mentioned i did a perm last week right?? Here’s my new look!

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*This pic is greatly edited by iPhone app just because i looked too worn out! But the perm is great!! You can visit Athens facebook page HERE or their webpage HERE!! Will update my experience soon! =D

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January Trove – 2013 Fresh New You

Brand NEW Start!!!This is my January Trove – Pretty excited about it!!

So what do we have here?? see seeeeee!!!

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Nice ya?? So many fun stuff! There ain’t many little little stuff in this month’s trove but still feel pretty good! We have 7 items this month and guess what.. the usual product card has been changed to a little booklet!

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Slim Secrets Bar! How many of you have tried this? Seriously I’m not a person who’s keen in all this diet snack bars.. but if given one, i won’t resist to try though! >_< & this snack bar seems beneficial..

Contains Soy protein which is:

  • High in fibre
  • High in protein
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Cholesterol-free
  • Lactose-free
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • High in phytoestrogens

The suggested health benefits of whole soy foods include:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Soybeans are thought to be of some health benefit to menopausal women. Soybeans contain hormone-like substances called phytoestrogens (‘phyto’ means plant). More research is needed, but soybeans seem to offer promise in helping some women to manage menopausal hot flushes.
  • Improvements to blood vessels, such as greater elasticity of artery walls
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Protection against various cancers, including those of the breast, colon, prostate and skin
  • Management of endometriosis
  • Soybeans have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels as well as lipoproteins, both known risk factors for heart disease

Are Low Glycemic Low glycemic foods are essential for lifelong health and can help you:

  • Lose weight: GI reflects the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream and the slower this occurs, the better. Foods with a low GI are digested slower and therefore leave you ‘fuller’ longer
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease
  • Improve your athletic performance
  • Manage diabetes
  • Achieve optimum health
  • Control blood glucose levels
  • Tackle syndrome X

Are High fibre Keeps the digestive system healthy. Eating a diet low in fibre can contribute to many disorders, including:

  • Constipation – small, hard and dry faecal matter that is difficult to pass
  • Haemorrhoids – varicose veins of the anus
  • Diverticulitis – small hernias of the digestive tract caused by long term constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome – pain, flatulence and bloating of the abdomen
  • Overweight and obesity – carrying too much body fat. In many cases, people who are overweight or obese have been shown to lose significant amounts of excess body fat simply by increasing the amount of dietary fibre, especially soluble fibre, in their daily diet Fibrous foods are often bulky and, therefore, filling. They also tend to be low in fat
  • Coronary heart disease – a narrowing of the arteries due to fatty deposits.
  • Diabetes – a condition characterised by too much glucose in the blood.
  • Colon cancer – cancer of the large intestine

Are High fibre Keeps the digestive system healthy. Eating a diet low in fibre can contribute to many disorders, including:

There is strong evidence that the high levels of fat consumed by most Australians are a major risk factor for conditions like gallbladder disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Furthermore, high levels of saturated fats, which are found in animal fats, high-fat dairy foods, tropical oils, and hydrogenated (solidified) vegetable oils, raise your cholesterol level and promote heart disease and strokes. The benefits of a low fat diet not only include better health as shown here but also the added benefit of potential weight loss if combined with other positive actions such as exercise.

Wheat free

Many people today are being diagnosed as having an allergy to wheat protein. Slim Secrets bars are wheat free for this reason.

Slim Secrets BARS have received Halal Accreditation from The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc.

All these can be found in their webby HERE. I think it’s good to take a look in there as its not only about their product, they have some Health Secrets (which are impossible for me to list all down here) to share too!!

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Next next!! This very interesting Aqua-Collagen-Gel from Dr.Ci:Labo! Why interesting?? Because this is a ALL IN ONE miracle gel!! It’s an anti-aging lotion, anti-aging emulsion, lifting serum, brightening and makeup base all at once! What’s more to expect!?

As women age, they experience hormonal imbalances, reduced basal metabolism and many other bodily changes and these cause the skin moisture to decline. Such a drop in skin moisture is the most significant trigger of aging. Moreover, reduced basal metabolism results in lower collagen production.

Reduced collagen leads to oxidation, which damages, hardens and weakens the skin’s collagen. As a result, the skin loses its resilience and elasticity. As there is less facial muscle to hold up the skin, the skin is drawn down by gravity and starts to sag visibly on the surface. By using Aqua-Collagen-Gel Enrich-Lift-EX alone, one can finish the step of anti-aging lotion, anti-aging emulsion, lifting serum, brightening and makeup base all at once!

Formulated with the “Lifting Complex” composed of three different lifting ingredients, Aqua-Collagen-Gel Enrich-Lift-EX leaves an invisible film on the skin and provides a high level of support for less resilient skin, so that instant results can be achieved. Alpha lipoc acid, a universal anti-aging ingredient, powerfully attacks the sagging of skin with its ultra anti-oxidative potency and ability to promote collagen production.

One step and everything is done! man! This is… unbelievable! Can’t wait to try this! Ahhh.. i know u must be concern about the price?? hmm.. true that it won’t be something very affordable but the fact that it’s an all in one product.. it doesn’t seems that costly anymore.. S$75 for 50g and S$150 120g! This Aqua-Collagen-Gel is more suited for normal/oily/combination skin and those with sagging face & aging sign concerns.

The other 3 types of gel they have are:

Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture (S$130 for 120g) which is also an all-in-one gel – suitable for normal/sensitive/combination skin and those with dry skin concern!

Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Sensitive (S$130 for 120g) – suitable for sensitive skin and those who feel irritation when using other skincare items concern!

Aqua-Collagen-Gel BI・HA・KU (S$140 for 120g) which is also an all-in-one gel – Suitable for bnormal/oily/combination skin and those with dark spot/skin dullness concern!

Now are you tempted to try one too??? Head to their webby HERE and register to get a 1 week trial (10g) now or head to Takashimaya S.C. to check out their counter! 😀

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Hah-hah! Here’s a supplement drink after sooo long! This is TruLife’s Ling Zhi Immunity! This supplement drink can helps maintain/improve their general well-being. Based on a researched proven formula, TruLife Lingzhi Immunity has a combination of Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, Zinc and Niacin, with a high concentration of 100% Lingzhi spore powder, Red Dates Extract, Longan Extract, Wolfberries Extract and Gan Chao Extract. Anyone above the age of 6 can consume TruLife Lingzhi Immunity regularly!

Oh! it’s not that expensive know! S$28.80 for 6 x 50g and can easily be found at OG or selected medical halls..

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Q10 Mask from My Beauty Diary! This is nothing new to most of us i believe.. MBD’s mask is definitely one of my fave and it always makes mi feel good after applying!! Just recently i bought the 10pcs pack Christmas offer from Watson’s too!

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Now this is challenging!! I DON’T KNOW what this is!!!

reading from the booklet, it looks like a hand cream but the packaging printed “Family Medical Cream“.. hmm.. probably medicated hand cream with very power moisturizing effect??

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It’s pretty handy and can easily bring it to everywhere.. AH! now i recall… maybe its something similar to Moa Balm? hmm.. ya probably! maybe u you can enlighten me on how to use it???

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Bifesta makeup remover! Well.. this is some good stuff here!! Previously i had redeemed a Bifesta makeup remover (for combination skin) too and i love it! Tho this is for dry skin, I’m still glad i got it and able to share with my mommy!!

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In this trial pack, it came with cotton pad too! how thoughtful!!

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HEY!!! Cosmetic to play with in this month’s trove! see!! i told u i’m loving this month’s trove…!!! hahaha! Went to Essence warehouse sales recently and bought a bronzer.. and now i got one more but different tone!

This seems pretty good.. a little shimmer on it. thos it’s not some expensive stuff, but i’m glad i got this. 😀 i should practice bronzing now.. YEAH!!

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Nice! After soo many woo woo wow wow, finally i get to try ASTALIFT!! This month’s extra treat is Astalift’s Lotion!!!

With super anti-oxidant Astaxanthin, three types of collagens to enhance hydration, this rich pampering lotion also contains skin-loving Hyaluronan to help skin retain moisture.

This rich textured lotion conditions skin to enhance penetration of Essence or Emulsion that follows next in one’s skincare regime allowing the skin to become supple and moist.

So how?? like this month’s trove too?? Hee! Now I’m (again) looking fwd to next month’s trove!!!!