Essence Private Sale! IRRESISTIBLE!

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Like what is says.. It’s SALE again!! The last time I went to Essence sales is also within this year (2013)…. erm no! It was LAST YEAR! Wow.. how time fly! You can read post from HERE. Essence have really good and affordable makeup products, nail polish and skin care! I’m here mainly for polishes and makeup! Glad that I made the right choice to have come by! Else, I’ll be missing everything in this bag!

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Guess what I’ve grabbed home.. Nail polish, yes! Lipstain, yes! Nail cavier, yes! Some others covered by polishes so I’m gona go show it to you below..

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LIPSTAIN

Lipstick or gloss wearing off after just one sip of water? With the pen that gives lips semi-permanent definition, a light stain and pampers them with moisturizing ingredients – the CATRICE Lip Stain! Prep your lips for all day colour by first applying a base with our CATRICE Colour Infusion Longlasting Lipstain (S$7.90). It offers the desired color infusion for our lips! Its fruity aroma lifts our spirits and is easy to apply thanks to the soft shape of the tip. Apply in several layers to intensify the color. Use waterproof remover to remove.

Make a guess how much i got it for? ………. 3 for S$10!! Best part is that I can mix and match any three items! The other two items i grabbed a lipstick and a waterproof mascara!

LIPSTICK

Like the light colour and moisturizing effect it gave my lips. Like all other lipstick, color didn’t last past lunch time but my lips managed to stay moisturized though! This was one of the 3 for S$10 item so nothing to complain!

MASCARA

Was looking for the “function” of this mascara other than being waterproof but apparently, other than waterproof, it doesn’t do anything else. LOL! I applied 2 coats of mascara and this is how it looks like.

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PRIMER

Even out a blotchy or dull complexion with the CATRICE Prime and Fine Illuminating Base. Pearl shimmer pigments help cover up irregularities and brighten up your entire face. At just S$9.90 at all our counters, the Prime and Fine Illuminating Base is one of the most affordable primers on the market.

Guess what? I got it for S$4 at the sale event!! That’s more than 50% off!

I tried it yesterday and felt that it’s just so-so. Nothing fantastic but still good that I had apply a primer before my BB cream and all. It’s like an extra protection for me. There is just one thing I couldn’t stand about this primer… The scent. It smells a lil odd. For a moment i thought my EDP expired thus smelling weird but later realize it’s my primer.. arrgg.. Hence today, I had switched back to my Loreal primer.

Next up, it’s something to treat your feet!

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These are the only Essence product that caught my attention! The whitening nail polish and a foot protection stick!

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I’m totally in love with this whitening nail polish!! It’s just one thing we (me and my girlfriend) don’t understand.. WHY only TOE NAIL?? Can’t it be used on finger nail?? We seriously don’t know why… Porbably it’s just the marketing strategy.. They want you to buy a (finger) nail polish & a TOE nail polish.. LOL!

Heck care, I applied them on my chubby fingers and I’m totally amazed by it’s whitening effect! I’m having yellow nail because of the highly pigmented polish I used recently and also partly I had them on my nails for too long. It may not have shown in the picture but it’s really clear to me that my index and middle fingers are whitened! Not only that, I have ridge nails too.. This polish helps to level my nails and now i have beautiful white levelled nails! heartz them so much!!

I have not try the foot protection stick because I don’t have any new show recently! When I get the chance to use it, I’ll just update this post again?

Just in case you are wondering, Essence show your feet foot protection stick has an innovative formulation that provides an invisible protection film onto the skin and immediately reduces the chafing from shoes, also blisters can be effectively prevented in no time at all. Now there’s no need to bite your new shoe 3 times (so that it won’t bite u – some chinese belief)!

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POLISHES~~~~  WOW! They have limited colors but still I manage to grab a few for this year’s Christmas pressie!! Heard from the sales person (telling another customer) saying that a bottle of polish cost S$7.90?? Wow! Can you imagine I grabbed all these at half the price!?!

Caviers.. Nude.. Pink.. Orange.. Gold.. HO HO HO! Merry Christmas!!!!

Just when I was about to check out… my instinct pulled me to the corner where all the fragrance are seating…

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Yes & I got tempted to bought one home! Kate Spade Twirl was the first that twirled to me (the sales lady gave me a strip of sample scent) and I got hooked! It smells … erm.. great! I don’t know how to explain the scent to you.. It’s not those floral or fruity scent.. it’s .. the scents of INDEPENDENT! LOL!!

I love sale! I hope more brands out there will have this kinda warehouse sale or private sale!! It’s a good time to whack up stocks!! hahaha!

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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!!!!

Essence Warehouse Sales!!

WHO LOVES WAREHOUSE SALES!?!!?

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ME ME ME ME ME!!!!! *raise hand!!*

Essence having a warehouse sales early December!! It was a GREAT BUY!!!! went there on Friday noon and spent almost 2 hours in there!!!

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It may look small but… trust me!! hell lots of things!! Tho some are limited stocks! man! After that 2 hours “war” with myself, i managed to grabbed a big bag of stuffs that i usually would think twice before buying!!

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& what did i bought??

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POLISH!!! CANNOT BE MISSED!! 5 for S$10~ ain’t that .. .amazing!!??

i think my sis MAY like Let’s Get Lost (teal green? turquoise??) It’s a very close color to OPI’s Fly (if i din rmb wrongly!) i also grabbed Pink Glam (french glam) for her..

For myself..? of courseeeee!!! How can i not love myself!? i bought:

  • Choose Me! – Green with golden (yellow) glitters.. lots & lots of glitters!! Color may seems dark in the bottle but its a very soothing green when applied!
  • Princess Prunella – Duochrome? Brownish Purple?! i need to look at it more…
  • Hard to Resist – Blue with glitters too! Let me look at it more when i reach home before i tell u more! haha..

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Next, some make up play!! Multi colour blusher! Bronzer!! & fruity lip balm!! Had tried the blusher & bronzer.. i must say.. its not bad ya! It’s not like you buy cheap & you get cheap things..

It’s not extreme EXCELLENT but it can still perform what it’s suppose to do which i think is sufficient for mi! i dun need it to be like UV protection, skin brightening effect or last u 24hrs! As long as the blush looks like blush when i apply and made me happy, i think its a good blush! >_<

Not forgetting the bronzer.. i think its quite a good buy too! COST EFFECTIVE and HIGH PERFORMANCE! just that.. i wonder how long will all this little ones last..

Oh and!! Oh and!! the lip balm? nothing too special about it other then the VERY light peach scent.. if u have chapped lips, i think u have to apply just a light layer because it will make the chapped lips quite obvious if u apply to & fro too many times.. maybe u can heal you chapped lips with those normal moisturizing balm first? i dono.. but this Essence Lip balm acts more like a sheer nude lipstick to me..

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Nail Polish remover!! this is what every nail polish lover would need!!! and guess how much its gg??? S$3?? NO!! S$2?? NOOO.. It’s only S$1~~~!!!! man! i can feel my shopping basket getting heavier!!!

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Presents?? Yesh!! which lucky one will get these?? HAHAHA!! you’ll know soon my friends!!

20121217-000236.jpg& at the end of the day, my spending??? hahaha u do the maths!!!