October Bellabox – We Are TWO!

Happy 2nd Birthday Bellabox!! Glad that I had subscribed to this month box because other then the items I don’t like, I love them ALL!!IMG_6829

Are you able to tell which are my love? Oh! Did I mention, this month’s Bellabox come in a bag. Paperbag! LOL Nah.. It a small cosmetic bag (pouch)!

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How many of the “post card” can you recognized here? I think i only remember 3?? I was unsubscribed for a period of time.. But now I’m back!

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So let’s see what we have here!!!!

SANITARY PAD!! This is the first thing that I see when I opened up the paper bag!

Cosmo

This seems like a new invention? Check out HERE for their blog post.

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This is a very generous amount of sample!!! I can say it’s as good as a regular pack! So what’s so special about it?? WARNING: DO NOT scroll down if you had bought any lottery!

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After I opened them up, I can immediately feel the softness. But one thing has been bothering me… So MANY HOLES can hold our menses????? O_O Obviously you have not read the blog link that I had provided earlier!

Whisper Cosmo is made of an elastic material, and comes with a unique flexible structure for a 3D fit. Since the resilient pad is less likely to shift or bunch, there’s no need to worry about leakage. Move your body as freely as you want to. No more restrictions!

So these holes are actually the “unique flexible structure”!  Not only that, on days that you have long meeting and can’t change your pad regularly, FRED NOT!

Cosmo has three times the absorbency of regular napkins. Now you can focus on the long meetings, and forget all about the heavy-flow!

That’s not all.. The holes can do more!!

The holes in the centre section of the pad, known as micro dots, absorb flow quickly and allow it to spread evenly across the lower layer of the pad, reducing discomfort for the skin.

Well, fear that not changing your pad often will caused you skin irritation?

A unique, oil-coated non-woven fabric sheet is used for the top sheet, minimising friction for a gentler feel on the skin.

“Lactoflex” does not feel stiff or strange against your skin. Thanks to this material, Whisper Cosmo is comfortable and gentle on the skin!

Ok, now the holes seems pretty attractive.. hahah! Probably I can try it soon when my period is present!

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Opening up the pouch, I saw two shining tube waving at me!! Ah-Ha!! Loreal shampoo!!! Yeah!! Sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner.. I think I had a blog post about this before..Hang on!! Let me check………………………………………………

OK.. click HERE for the post! Shall skip being too long winded!

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OK!! This is what I’ve been longing to receive! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish  Foundation Powder!Laura Mercier products are well known for FLAWLESS SKIN effect! I had tried their tinted moisturizer, creme foundation and now (YIPPIE) foundation powder!! I’m pretty confident that I will like this product very much!

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And I guess I’ll be utilizing this leaflet soooon!!! wahahahahaha!!!

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Not another hair oil~~ can i skip this intro?? I have been receiving this like N times..

To summarize this product review, i can only say, it’s good! do a quick search on my blog & you’ll be able to find the product review!

Following up next is two products from Good Skin Lab!

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Circleplex-2! Protect and repair the sensitive area around your eyes while getting rid of dark circles 24/7 with GoodSkin Lab CIRCLEPLEX-2™. The colour correcting lightweight day cream moisturises and creates a protective layer against sun exposure, while the night cream offers deep and soothing hydration. With a day and night cream, it promises that your lookers get the health content that they need any time of the day!

Apply on sensitive skin around eyes sparingly.

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Exten-10! Younger looking skin. Right now! The scientists at GoodSkin Labs know modern life is stressful, hard on skin. Poor diet, insufficient sleep, pollution, the sun – they add up, and show up, on your face. So they developed Exten-10™ to help restore skin’s youthful appearance. Helping it visibly renew, repair and defend itself like it used to.

On clean, dry skin, smooth a liberal amount over entire face and neck. Apply prior to sun exposure for daily SPF protection. Reapply if exposed to prolonged sun exposure. After 4 weeks, look 10 years younger!

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Ooooh-la-laaa~ Wanna smell good for your date?? Try this! Elizabeth Arden Untold! A luxurious and modern floral composition, UNTOLD celebrates the sophistication and intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman. From her vibrant optimism and refined femininity to her mysterious aura and magnetic sensuality, UNTOLD takes you on a journey through the many facets that together, make her genuinely beautiful. With its sparkling and fruity introduction, radiant floral heart and mysterious addictive warmth, UNTOLD captures all that a woman is.

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I’ve been wearing it to work this day.. IMO, dun apply too much you’ll get choked! LOL probably it’s a little too strong for me..

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Ok Ok!!! I’m getting excited!! I’ve been waiting for this!!!! Jacqueline Burchell nail polish!!!!

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I’d received “This is Beautiful” color polish.. Indeed very suitable for its name. This is REALLY beautiful!

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This is a purple color with pinkish tone? Many many shimmers!! Very very beautiful!! It’s not very opaque but one coat is still as beautiful.. Need at least 3 coat to hide nail smile line.. But I’m still glad a got this color.. I have a pic of the lacquer I applied on my nails but it on my PC (I’m using mobile app to blog now!)… Shall show you guys again when I’m using my PC again..

Oh! and I nearly forgot.. a copy of Oct Cosmopolitan magazine was included in this month’s Bellabox. However, it was too late to join any contest/giveaway that was publish in it so…. it’s as good as a storybook now.. LOL.. only can read articles..

 

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April Trove – Spring Update

It’s Spring!!!! Is it?! I’m soo happy to reach home seeing a bunch of stuff waiting for mi in my room!! My Apr VT! My 2 other packages which i purchase online!!

But for now, let’s see what we have in April trove!

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Tadaaaaa~~ when i open up, I’m shock! shock in many way!

“huh!? This month’s trove just like that???”

“No moree other thing??”

“OMGGGoshhh~ Elizabeth Arden!! Dr.Ci:Labo!!!”

Best part was… just nice i used up my last drop of facial form last night! and this Trove products came just in the right time.. guess, variety (quantity) doesn’t matter anymore!

Below is a closer look of my trove item..

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I’m pretty excited with Dr.Ci:Labo products.. Previously i got a Aqua-Collagen-Gel from them but haven got a chance to use yet! and now comes moreee ^_^

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These are what i’ve gotten!

BB PERFECT CREAM WHITE 377 – This multifunctional bb cream consists of Beauty Essence + Facial Cream + Makeup Base + Concealer + Makeup foundation all-in-one tube! Covers instantly all blemishes, small wrinkles and dullness and amazingly creates a smoother and lustrous radiant looking skin. It is very easy and quick to apply on the face and is for all type of skin. Only takes 30 seconds to cover your entire face!

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This bb cream is formulated with amazing new brightening ingredient “WHITE 377”.
Also formulated with Alpha-Arbutin, bellis perennis and edelweiss flower extract. It will help fighting against regularly appearing “dark spots” and “skin dullness”.

It is also formulated with EGF which helps promote the regeneration of skin cells. EGF works aggressively against the signs of skin damage caused by UV rays, as well as other skin problems such as the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and dryness.

What is WHITE 377? It is developed based on the polyphenol substance found in the European Red Pine, an evergreen coniferous tree. White 377’s power to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme activity is 7,000 times that of arbutin and 2,400 times that of either kojic acid or ascorbic acid sodium salt.

What is EGF? EGF is a type of protein that originally exists in the human body. The application of EGF on the skin will help increase the skin’s elasticity and ability to retain moisture.

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The retail price is gona kill me.. but if it’s good, i seriously dun mind investing S$62 (30g) on it each time! Price based on website.

Next up….

SUPER WASHING FOAM EX – Moisturizing ingredients encapsulated in a nanocapsule. A fine, a botanical cleansing ingredient’s creamy lather’s elastic texture to remove debris, dirt, pollutants and other impurities thoroughly yet gently.

Features & Benefits:

●A gentle face-wash containing micro-rich bubbles.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen, Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.

Retail price for it is S$47 (100g) – price based on website.

SUPER CLEANSING EX – Gently remove makeup without losing moisture ! When the cleanser is worked with makeup on the skin, it slowly turns into oil, Thoroughly remove even the toughest makeup, dirt and other impurities. While massaging, the gel will transform into oil, its gentle warming effect soften dead skin cells and lifts the makeup. It carefully catches impurities and clears the pores, removes dead skin cells.

Features & Benefits:

●Leave the cleansed skin moist and smooth.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen,  Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.
●You will feel warmness as you massage
●Can also be used with wet hands!

Retail price for it is S$50 (120G) – price based on website.

AQUA-COLLAGEN-GEL SUPER MOISTURE EX – All skin troubles are caused by the loss of moisture of the Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. In addition to the internal factors such as high level of stress, the external factors like air conditioning and the increase in the UV exposure are now causing the dryness of skin, where many women today experience it in earlier age than before. The dryness of skin can lead to sagginess, wrinkles, blemishes, and many more. It also makes the skin more vulnerable to be damaged.

The new and improved “gel” can fully rehydrate, coat the skin surface to lock in hydration, and retain moisture by adopting the latest Nano technology, “Collagen HC Nano Capsules.” “Collagen HC Nano Capsules” is 200 nanometers (1 nanometer=one billionth of a meter) size of capsules made of multiple layers. This advanced technology allows the microscopic capsule full of ingredients to reach deeper into the skin, where it’s needed.

Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX covers six-steps of the daily skin care process (Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base) all-in-one simple application. This easy to maintain daily moisturizer can enhance the natural healing ability of human skin, which is one of the core philosophies of Dr. Shirono in producing products for his patients. Over 120 kinds of all natural skin beautifying ingredients are combined with the technology of Collagen HC Nano Capsule to assist to improve skin condition.

Features & Benefits:

●Collagen HC Nano Capsule is an approximately 200 nano-meters diameter capsule that is made up of numerous layers of phospholipid membrane, same substance as cell membrane.
●Complete “6-In-One” Moisturizer after washing your face.(Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base)
●Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture EX keeps your skin moisturized all day long.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils, no petroleum surfactant, paraben free and alcohol free.

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Retails price for it is S$65 (50 – 1 month) – price based on website.

You can click HERE if you are unsure of the steps to use the product…

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Register HERE to get your one week trial (just like what i have here) at S$10!!! Isn’t it a great bargain!!!!

Alright, enough of the gaga-ing about Dr.Ci:Labo!! Next i’m gona show you what i’ve got for Elizabeth Arden!

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First, it’s Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser!

This gently foaming cleanser with enzymatic micro-beads instantly removes dead surface cells, reducing the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Melts into skin to effectively cleanse, purify and detoxify. Skin looks instantly brighter, more even toned and glowing.

– Mild surfactant

– Melting Beads

– Protease enzyme

Specifically formulated for and tested on Asian skin.

Retail price: S$55 for 125ml

Update on 31st March 2013: 

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This cleanser has micro beads! Tho i din see my face become any whiter but my face feels clean after each wash.. (which facial foam doesnt -_-) oversll i think this is just a so-so cleanser..

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Next, Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ Shade 01!

This protective daytime beauty balm provides high protection from sun and pollution as it instantly hydrates and brightens skin. Contains melanin-inhibiting and anti-aging technology to fight the appearance of discolorations and fine lines. Imparts a smooth, even toned look and a soft, translucent glow. In three skin-enhancing shades.

– UVA,UVB protection (SPF 30)

– Pigments

– Hyaluronic acid

– Alistin

– Adenosine

– Allantoin

– Citrolumine-8

– CR Extract

– Licorice Extract

Retail price: S$80 for 125ml

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I did a little test on my hand and as you can see, this bb cream is quick creamy. Not those liquid runny type.

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If you ask me, i would say the coverage is just so-so.. but as per the pic, you can see my hand is “glowing”! Does gives a radiant look…! So if you don’t have pigmentation as bad as me, this is pretty good bb cream for you!

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Next, Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules!

This high performance nighttime serum in a capsule delivers potent natural hop extracts to intercept melanin synthesis at every phase, diminishing excess pigmentation and the appearance of uneven skin tone. Powerful botanicals, vitamin C derivative and environmental protectants fight the damaging effects of pollution and support skin’s natural collagen elastin matrix, to give skin a smoother brighter look.

See a profoundly visible transformation: skin looks smooth, crystal clear and translucent – glowing with confidence.

– SpectraBrightTM

– BV-OSC

– Licorice Extract

– D’Orientine S

– Gatuline I

Retail price: S$140 for 50 capsules

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This night capsule is good! A small capsule contain quite a lot of serum.. It feels oily on ur hand. but when u apply, the oil seems to form up a protecting layer on your face and slowly being absorbed and it became less oily and face feels smooth (but if u rub it hard, u can actually still feel the oil after some time) Seems like i can understand better the reason behind the price now.. worth it if you dun mind the price..

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VT even include this ALL JAPANESES words booklet for us.. (like i know how to read!?) Lucky for those who can read but this booklet seems pretty useless to me and i would rather visit the web! hahaha..

Overall i think this is a pretty impressive trove, value aside! The more trove we get the more we understand that most item are sample pack and can easily be requested from the beauty counters, For eg: Dr.Ci:Labo products, it merely cost S$10~ due to the current promo. However, if there isn’t any promo, this whole trial set is worth about S$15! That’s almost half my Vanity Trove price! But to me, it’s the effort that they put in to recommend you new and probably effective products! Ask yourself, if VT din not throw in this products, will you go to (say) Dr.Ci:Labo counter to ask for every sample every month? At least i won’t.. LOL..

Hope you had enjoy reading.. ^_^ Will keep you guys posted if i started using any of the products here… oooh~~ excited!!

May Bellabox – Spring Box

OK.. i missed my box on Monday and only rec’d them ytd (thanks to mommy for collecting it from Singpost for me..) I’m very excited about this month’s box.. partly cuz of the new packaging (which will be shown below) and also cuz it’s Mother’s Day! Wonder what they have this month….? scroll down for more…

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The box feels abit like Glamabox packaging.. but the recycle bag inside is definitely COOL! But again, i still prefer box tho.. at least for now.. Like Vanity Trove, at least the box can be re-use to store/keep things.. whereas this recycle bag, i think will only come handy if i’m going holiday or any short getaway..

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First in the list that caught my attention is this Healing Oil Treatment (10ml).. Had read many good reviews about it but clueless whr to get it.. Just like what bellabox mentioned bef.. i think i’ve been living inside a rock! hahahaha.. This healing oil treatment is a therapeutic hair oil.. grabbed from their web, said to be:

  • intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair
  • hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

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Next, Elizabeth Arden’s Youth-restoring capsules (2 qty). By the look, you know it’s meant for mom! LOL restore her youth!! oops!! average woman can start using anti-aging products once they are 26.. goodness.. i think i can keep this for myself already..

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Sally Hanson nail hardener…pretty known brand.. This item can act as a base coat bef you apply polish.. but.. i don’t need more base coat.. i’ve got plenty! and i’ve just cleared some old stock few weeks back (Sally Hanson Hard as Nails series too!!) and now, i got Sally Hanson back!! gosh!! im cursed! HAHAHAHA! Meant to stick w Sally Hanson!! Good thing is.. it’s not something bad..

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my first thot when i got this bot.. “oh shucks! not another moisturizer again!!?” but i’m still eager to try it! hahaaha i’m one of those curious girl who likes to try everything and anything i got even if i don’t need them or alr have them!! New things seems more effective!! Don’t you agree??? hahahaha!!

Anyway, this moisturizer seems like nothing when you apply.. but as it slowly gets absorb, you will feel the difference.. i’ll take an example like Crabtree & Evelyn, their moisturizer feels.. quite solid/contrentrated/creamy (watever u call sth less watery, it wun flow around ur palm as u move) and after application, you skin feels powdery smooth, lightly scented and not oily.. you will love it immediately!

But Dirty Works lotion is almost opposite.. its more watery (it will flow whichever direction u move) and the scent is strong – that if after u apply. The strong scent will start to overwhelm you like u have put on some perfume. It does not have powdery smooth feeling but it has watery smooth feel! watery smooth(???!) u must be thinking… wat the hell is that feeling?? .. LOL.. it’s kinda hard to explain but when you apply it, it’s as if the moisture is really being absorb. Your skin feels moist and not powery.

Which is better?? I think it really depends on user preference. If you asked me. i would use C&E before slp as its more relaxing soothing.. i wont wana get choked by the scent when i slp.. But if its during the day (perhaps in office) i might consider using DW..

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Last but not least.. another Youth related cream.. I think May box is really meant for moms… it’s all about YOUTH-RESTORING.. this is Enavose Youth Guard Cream.. i almost got tricked by the bottle!! it says “open” with a right turning arrow.. i thot i can turn open the cap.. after i turned i was like.. WHY still not open?! And now i think im SMART enuff to know that this must be a safety cap? must push dw and turn to open!!! after i push dw and about to turn it, i saw the cream pump out from a little opening.. im not that smart afterall! >_< hahahaha… Turn and pump for cream. turn back to lock the pump.. ahhhh… wat am i doing?!

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This month’s Bellabox has a little pibk env too.. thot its will be like VT, voucherssss… but its not. They’re some product introduction and a Spring Spree Invitation.. 🙂

All in all, though it’s not a very amzing box this month.. but still found some interesting items..