StyleXSanta Box

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Today I’m gonna share with you my December Little Black Beauty Box – StyleXSanta Box!! But before that, pls note that LBBB subscription has been amended.. It’s no longer at $19.90 (or was it $19.99?). The new price is S$21.90.

Initially I thought it was because of the One Year Anniversary and Christmas season that’s why the box got more expensive.. You know more expensive some how relates to more premium products or something special for that box? Although the box that I had subscribed to so far (since the price increase) hasn’t disappoint me but I got it all wrong. LOLX! This price increase is not due to festive seasons. It’s permanent.

起价了啦! T_T

So with the price increase am I gonna still subscribe to LBBB? YESSS, of course!! It’s juz a $2 increase and I have yet to open up a box with disappointment! The quality is still there. The quantity too! (It’s still sad that good things no longer comes cheap!! Below $20 and more than $20 makes a big diff leh~ although its juz $2! Consumer mindset!!)

So what have I got myself this CHRISTMAS!??

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I was just praising LBBB and this is what I got for my StyleXSanta box?!??! *heartache*

Actually a second look ……………

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Not bad what!?!! Although the items come in SMALL SIZE but at least they’re not sample sachets and I have branded makeup products to play with!!!

To start off, let’s take a look at….
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Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Serum!

In just 4 weeks nature’s next generation power plant noticeably reduces wrinkle length & depth. Without the irritation. Visibly helps improve the vertical fret lines between your eyes and the stubborn furrows across your forehead. Youthful “bounce” is revived. Skin is clinically firmer, smoother and more lifted-looking. And with continued use, results improve. What will nature think of next.

Best of all, any skin type is suitable for this!

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Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Serum!

Help empower skin to rebound from ageing dehydration. Help restore youthful looking smoothness to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. This plant serum with rejuvenating Rose of Jericho, Trehalose and Sea Haricots helps keep skin happily hydrated. Skin looks and feels dewy, healthy and revitalized.

Guess what!? This is just right for me because it’s got combination dry skin! My type!

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SOMETHING my mom will loveee!! Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair! This is the star product of Estée Lauder, is it not??

Revolutionary technology! The power to change your skin – Every night!! This serum is a major innovation. For the first time, this breakthrough serum promotes a natural nighttime purification process—vital to younger-looking skin.

While you sleep, your skin goes through dramatic changes to repair the day’s damage.Two of the most important changes are purification and synchronization.

Purification: a natural nighttime repair process that helps remove cellular debris that can accelerate premature signs of aging.

Synchronization: a natural process that ensures cellular repair happens at exactly the right time.

Wake up to more beautiful skin – every day! Tested and proven. New Advanced Night Repair addresses all key signs of visible aging. Effective for every ethnicity.

  • Lines & wrinkles looks significantly reduced – More than 75% of women felt that their skin looked more youthful – in just 4 weeks.
  • Skin feels smoother, hydrated & stronger – 82% of women felt their skin was immediately hydrated.
  • See a radiant, more translucent & even toned look – 83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher & more rested – in just 4 weeks.

After sharing so much, I now change my mind! Maybe I should keep this for myself!! If that’s not enough to make u feel WOW.. read on!

Lack of sleep – is it aging your skin too fast? New research says – IT IS! For the first time, a major independent research study shows lack of sleep can accelerate visible skin aging.

The Unprecedented Sleep Study: Estée Lauder commissioned a major independent sleep study in collaboration with University Hospitals Case Medical Center—a world-renowned center of excellence in dermatological research.

The Surprising Results: Lack of sleep can not only accelerate premature signs of skin aging, but affects skin’s natural repair processes. Clinical data shows that poor quality sleep is associated with:

  • Acceleration of fine lines.
  • Increased vulnerability to dryness and dehydration.
  • Uneven skintone.

I think i not only have to sleep more from now onwards, I gotta use this precious baby before I jump onto my bed too!

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Now for some eye opener!! M.A.C. Zoom Lash! Major drama. Lasts all day. Creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions. Feels light, supple. Ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to embrace and separate each lash, hugging every curve. Coats in one stroke from root to tip. No smudging.

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Very packed bristle! I can already feel my lash is gonna be very dramatic!

Below are my lashes without any mascara!

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I kinda like my lashes at times.. geez! >_< They’re very .. erm.. dense? LOL

So after applying the Zoom Lash below is how it looks like!

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It’s more defined and looks darker!

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Not sure if it’s my imagination, it seems to have lengthened my lash a little!

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So the above pic with my eyes closed is a comparison for you to see “before/after” effect. Can you tell which has mascara on?

Ans: My left eye (which is the eye on the right that you’re looking at now). Kinda obvious~

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Another thing.. this mascara doesn’t feel very clumpy and its easy to achieve the volumized look. Use a lash curler before applying mascara so that your lashes will stay curled for a longer time..

I wore this mascara since noon till midnight (MERRY CHRISTMAS!) and it shows no sign of smudging! No gothic look at all~ hahah! Waterproof? OF COURSE!! Removing is not hard at all tooooo….

S$29 (approximately) for a mascara like this? WHY NOT!!

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Time to remove your makeup after party? Try this M.A.C. Pro Eye Makeup Remover!

A mega-effective remover that lifts off every look – from delicate to dramatic – without smudges, tears or aggression. Pro-quality, yet decidedly gentle; calms, hydrates and soothes skin with cucumber extract. Makeup can be immediately reapplied. A favourite of busy models. I forgot that I have this in my stash thus didn’t use it to remove my zoom lash when I got home! Darn! I will review this again (if I remember) when I start using it!

Done with the eye? Now let’s check out something for our lips!!

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Lip Gloss from Bobby Brown! YOU KNOW WHAT, I am allergic to BB’s product! T_T oh man!! I will get rashes if I apply anything on my skin. My lips will feel mild numbness when I apply lip color on my lips.. The more you love the more you can’t get to use it.. *sobs* (I’m not trying to scare you.. oops!)

This color seems a bit shimmerish neutral/natural brown color. I thought it will make my lips look dark.. but…….

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It really look very natural on my lips!

*I’m risking my “life” to put this on just to show you the result okay!!* hee.. >_<

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You can see my chapped lips looks fine after I applied the lip gloss! Totally good cover up! WAHAHAHAHA… too bad I’m allergic to BB! aww.. Don’t reminds me of that…

NEXT NEXT NEXT~~~

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Moisturizing Gel from Clinique for combination oily to oily skin types.

The oil-free moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.

This comes in a travel size if you have noticed in the first two pic.. guess I can keep this for my upcoming getaway!

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OK, this is totally awesome… Been hearing soooo much hoo-ha about it and finally my chance to get my hands on it!

LaMer’s Moisturizing Cream (Crème de La Mer) 

Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.

The Miracle Broth™ in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin.

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This cream is really solid cream.. hahaha… It’s not those light weight runny kinda moisturizer.. It’s more like Hazeline Snow cream kinda texture but better of course! Even it’s price is…. as HIGH-END as the product itself.. make a guess?? Or perhaps you already know.. 1oz for $155! 16.5oz for *drumroll* $1900!!

-faint- I must appreciate this 0.11oz I’ve got here..

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Next up is something I’ve been wanting to try. DKNY Be Delicious Skin, I call it “green apple”! One of my friend been using this since I don’t know went…

The scent is not as sour as green apple please! It’s a sophisticated blend of apples, exotic flowers and woods creates a fresh, juicy scent that can only be called delicious.

Now, save the best for last??? HAHAHA! Now, finally something for my beau to share!!

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Lab Series – Skincare for men!!! Guys! who says it’s a “all girls stuff” kinda thing!!

Lab Series Skincare for Men has long understood that men require products formulated specifically for them.

For decades, men have come to rely on Lab Series, for formulas powered by technology, backed by scientific research, and reinforced by years of success in addressing men’s skincare and grooming needs. Knowing how men want to approach and use skincare on an international level is just as important as understanding what his skin needs at an individual level.  Comprehending men’s skin physiology and distinguishing male specific skincare concerns has led us to create our Clean-Shave-Treat System for simple and results-oriented skincare. Our high-tech approach allows men to take a high-performance approach to life.

We offer simple educational tools to help men understand exactly how to address their skincare needs, and to provide the knowledge and the assurance to solve any problems that arise – from acne to aging.  Best of all, Lab Series easily fits into any active lifestyle, allowing men to work hard, play harder and look better.

Lab Series Skincare for Men continues to introduce innovative new products that reinforce our leadership position in high-tech, high-performance, skincare for men; including the latest in anti-aging, brightening, shaving, moisturising and sun-protective products.

MULTI-ACTION FACE WASH: Unique multi-action foaming cream cleanses, exfoliates and conditions the skin. Effective lathering system dissolves excess oil and unclogs pores. Purifying beads remove dead skin cells and impurities, minimizing ashiness. Vitamin enriched formula nourishes and re-conditions the skin, prepping it for a close shave. Formulated for normal, dry or oily skin types.

AGE RESCUE FACE LOTION: Lightweight, gel-lotion formula minimizes the appearance of visible lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations and broken capillaries while restoring skin tone, firmness and elasticity.

Like this box?? Sorry it’s sold out! BUT you still have a chance to grab “January’s A New Beginning Box“!! I’m definitely looking forward to a NEW BEGINNING with LBBB!!!! Hurray! CLICK it NOW~~~~

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SPECIAL: Pretty In Pinki Vanity Trove

Wow..! This special trove came earlier than I thought! Are u wondering what special trove? Well, if u had read my previous post u would know that VT came out with this Pretty in Pinki Trove..! Meaning, in this special trove, u’ll get a full size Princess Pinki cream and other beauty products samples! Cost?? Read my previous post HERE! ^__^

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So what do u think?? I think it’s good! Other than few repeated products as per my July Trove, I really think it’s a not bad trove! U’ll find out y as u read on..

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This is one reason why I love my special trove!!!

Frankly speaking, when I saw this little bottle I was like.. “huh?? Bioré?? Sure not??” it’s like I can easily get this outside and it wasn’t really ike exclusive or something .. But still, I decided to give it a try because(!!!) this is Bioré latest makeup remover!! Gel remover!

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It’s clear base, not oily and no unpleasant fragrance.. And really!! I fall in love with it almost immediately!!

There are times that i will put on waterproof gel liner/mascara.. And i hate to use a separate eye makeup remover!! It’s so troublesome! Do u sometime feel tired jus by thinking of the process u need to go thru to remove ur eye makeup when u get home after a loooong day!?? I always feel that way that’s why I seldom put on mascara!

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Now with this gel makeup remover!! I tell u!! What is eye makeup remover man!!? U will nvr need to bother about eye makeup remover anymore!!!! And u can save $$ on cotton pad tooooo!!!!

Just pour a small amount onto dry hand and apply onto ur skin.. Gently massage.. GENTLY will do oh!!! And ur eye makeup will be gone without much hassle!!!! Clean and no “residue”!!

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See!! My waterproof gel eyeliner just “melted” together with the remover all over my hand! I’m sooo happy I got to try this! Definitely will get the full size of this product!!!

Update on 21 July: Yey!!! i got my full size gel remover!! i’m loving it totally!! now i can out on thick layer of mascara without fearing the removal process!! THIS IS HEAVEN!!!

Price for full size: S$24.90 (see another post on this Gel Remover HERE)

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Next is Estée Lauder wrinkle lifting serum! Haven start using this yet so I wun comment on this. But I heard quite a lot of positive review on Estée Lauder’s other products, so I would think that this is another good stuff..

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Another Estée Lauder but this is eye mask! I think I will used this next week! Probably I will comment after I used it??? Hahaha!!

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Pure Beauty Bon Voyage essential eye cream! Reduce dark circle and smoothen fine lines… Hmm… Let mi do some research on this.. I’m quite new to this brand..

Review on 21 July 2012: OK.. quite excited for the result.. i gift it to my mom this eye cream to try it for me and indeed she tried it with with much sincerity!! haha! i guess she’s excited about for the result too.. She tried it for few days last week and came to me on thursday telling me about her excitement!! she feels that her eyes area got smoother and brighter. i guess smoother means less wrinkles? Glad that she love this eye cream i guess if she wants more, i’ll definitely grab more for her!!

And did i mention?? I tried a little bit secretly!! & i think now i know why my mom got so excited about it. This eye cream has a light rose scent and testure isn’t very oily too. Yesh cream should be oily but the oily sensation for this eye cream is quite minimum i guess. After a min or two when the eye cream is absorbed, no more oily feeling and not sticky too! and and and!! the rose scent is still lingering around~ i can still smell it after it got absorded! Now i’m starting to love this tooo.. 🙂

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Sun block! I’m sure many of u are quite familiar with this brand alr.. In fact I knew about this brand too.. But just nvr thot of trying them.. Well I guess now is a good time to try.. Heee!

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Paul Smith.. Well oh well.. I don’t quite like this fragrance.. It has a scent that wun make mi want to buy it.. It’s neither floral nor feminine.. It’s…. *speechless*

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Now this 3 products are repeated.. Got this in my July trove.. Thot this should be a special trove, so was a bit disappointed to see same product given as July’s Trove..

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Now!! For the “main character”!! Princess Pinki!!!!

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Too lazy to type out, so I thot I can just shoot the packaging and post here for your reference.. Hee!!

Seriously.. Just a small amount of cream will make u glow w natural pink!

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This is a teeny weeni bit of cream I use on my hand (lower arm???? Inner arm???).. the size of the cream I use is at most the size of a red bean or even smaller I think!!

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And seee!!! It can make ur skin looks glow w natural pink! I really din regret getting this trove, putting aside the few repeated products..

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I tried it on my lips and the back of my hand.. And unknowingly the finger I used to massage the cream onto skin, became almost red!! Hahahahha!!!

That’s y I say u wun need to apply lots to see the pinki effect!! U wun wana end up looking like some Chinese Opera singer..

Back to my finger.. I rmb I read somewhere about this Pinki will last for 2-3 days! So I need to quickly wash it off bef it’s too late.

So u can see, even the form turns pink when I try to wash away.. Do u think I mgt to wash it off??? No!!! It’s still pink!!! But at least not so pink alr….

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Remember!! Use a LITTLE bit at one time!!!! Dun be greedy!! Hahahha!!

Hope u enjoyed reading this post.. See u sooooon!