Happy Anniversary LBBB!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Little Black Beauty Box! Happy ONE Year Anniversary! This month’s box is a little costly but it’s just about S$2 more (I think..) for a box full of goodies!

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If you have realize, it came in a PINK RIBBON this time round! It was a black ribbon for my Shiseido Box! & as usual, it came with a personalized note.. Curious about what I’ve got this month?? Scroll down!

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JAM PACKED OF GOODNESS!!! All I can say is “wah” “wow” “OH” when I opened up the box! This box is filled with quantity and quality!!

First thing that caught my attention was….. Laura Mercier!

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Yeah! Got a Foundation Primer and Foundation Powder in my box!

The foundation primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements. Leaves makeup looking fresh & colour-true the entire day.

The smooth finish foundation powder is a second skin comfort meets color-true wear, wet or dry. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a color true finish. It glides on effortlessly, camouflages, hydrates and visibly reduces lines.

I haven’t started using any of these yet but based on my satisfactory after using their tinted moisturizer, I’m pretty confident this two will works as promised!

Next up is tons of fragrance! 香香公主!

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If feels like since they can’t decide which to give so they throw in everything! Hahaha.. I like all the scent here but I’m not going into details about how each of them smells like! They all just smells great! I especially like the Salvatore Ferragamo (it reminds me of Hugo dark Blue??)!

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This is the next thing that caught my attention! Sulwhasoo’s skin care pack!

Have you heard of Sulwhasoo? Sulwhasoo is a Korean herbal medicinal brand that embodies the wisdom and aesthetics of Sangseng. It’s pretty new in Singapore but I think it’s pretty popular in Korea!! (Psst! Don’t say I no share.. Sulwhasoo is under Amore Pacific and some other popluar brands under Amore Pacifics are…Etude House! Innisfree!! Mamonde, Espoire, IOPE and Laneige!! Don’t believe me? Check it out HERE.. Check out their wiki too!)

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These are the sample sachets I’ve received in my box! They are from the mainly from Essential Collection.

Cleansing OilA cleansing oil formulated with traditional Korean herbs to gently remove makeup and impurities for a refreshing finish. 

Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job’s Tears) Seed and Tangerine peel Extracts help to effectively remove impurities, while apricot kernel oil remove dead skin cells for clearer and healthier skin foundation. The oil spreads smoothly to cleanse your makeup and impurities gently and quickly. When it mixes with water, the wash-off ingredients are activated for a refreshing finish.

How to use? Pump twice onto dry hands and massage by circling around your forehead → nose → cheeks to cleanse. When the makeup residues and impurities are melted, rinse with lukewarm water without wiping off with tissues.

Cleansing foamA cleansing foam formulated with traditional Korean herbs to gently remove impurities with rich and smooth lather to leave your skin supple after cleansing.

Duckweed and chestnut shell extracts help to supply moisture to your skin while cleansing and leave your skin supple without tightness after cleansing. Rich and smooth lather cleanses impurities to leave your skin smooth and clean.

How to use? Pump twice onto your palm every morning and evening and work up into a rich lather with water. Gently massage your face and rinse with lukewarm water. In the evening, use after cleansing oil.

First Care Activating Serum – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this essential regimen boosting serum assures optimal skin care results, promoting balance and replenishing essential moisture and nutrients.

Membranous Milk-vetch promotes natural skin circulation and Dwarf Lilyturf and Licorice boost synergy among herbal extracts to restore skin’s natural healthy radiance. Absorbing instantly and deep within the skin, this serum leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple, prepares skin to receive treatment and boosts the efficacy of skin care used throughout the regimen.

How to use? After facial wash in the morning and evening, pump 2~3 times onto palm and apply with fingertips. Gently wrap the face with hands to help absorption of the product.

Essential Balancing Water – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this gel-textured water balances and delivers deep hydration.

Purslane effectively hydrates the skin and Matrimony Vine soothes and calms the skin while promoting deep hydration. Spreading gently over the skin and penetrating deep into the skin this essential water saturates the skin with optimum hydration and nutrients.

How to use? After applying First Care Serum in the morning and evening, dispense an appropriate amount of the product onto your palm and smooth it over face.

Essential Balancing emulsion – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this moisture-rich emulsion promotes soft, smooth skin.

Mountain Peony softens skin texture and Yai Jiu Hua improves skin clarity by promoting skin’s natural circulation. Spreading easily over the skin and absorbing completely, this essential moisturizer leaves skin smooth and supple.

How to use? After applying water in the morning and evening, dispense an appropriate amount of the product onto palm and slowly smooth over face.

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Next, Korres Shampoo? This is quite alien to me! Aloe & Dittany shampoo for normal hair type, obviously from the bottle! I don’t need to tell u how to use a shampoo uh? However, what I can share with you is that a 250ml shampoo cost €12,75 (selling at S$28 locally, that’s pretty costly) and Korres is a brand from Greece, if I’m not wrong!

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Ah HA! I’m sure you’re not alien with this!!! Macadamia is so so well known for this healing oil treatment! All beauty boxes are so recommending this to their subscribers! I got it for the third time already! What can this Healing Oil Treatment do?? LOTS!!

This Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.

  • 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%

I’m so amazed by the “reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%” so I went to read on more and found this…

How does the Healing Oil Treatment reduce drying time by up to 50%? As you know, oil and water separate – so when the oil is absorbed into the hair it basically pushes water trapped under the cuticle out and allows it to dry faster. The heat from the blow dryer reduces the viscosity and enhances penetration even further.  Drying time can be reduced upwards of 40-50% due to this effect, which not only saves you time but also minimizes exposure to heat-related hair damage.

Sounds logical… Hahaha!

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OK! I’m sure beauty freaks are gonna love this item! Eye shadow pencil from Nars! Aigle Noir is the color I’ve got here and I like it! Black base with gold shimmers. In case you didn’t know, NARS is a Shiseido-owned cosmetics and skin care company founded by François Nars, make-up artist and photographer.

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So, what’s so good about this Soft Touch Shadow Pencil? Well, it provide easy, portable, long-wearing application. These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye. Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.

Who needs to bring an eye shadow brush now? =P

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The first question that pops in my mind is…. “What is this man!??” Totally clueless like an ant!

From the word HYDRA Veil, I can more or less tells it’s something to do with Hydrating but veil..? hmm like a cover? a shade?  Well.. I’m half correct.. This is a Hydrating Primer!

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A first from Illamasqua: part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil is a cosmetic-care primer developed to enhance make-up application and longevity by flooding the skin with immediate rehydration. Providing an instant smoothing effect, it rehydrates, calms, and refreshes skin and enhances the already long-wearing nature of Illamasqua’s make up.

And it does NOT contains Parabens, Sulfates & Phthalates! Many review I read online says that it’s lightweight and get absorbs quickly! So I tried it immediately (I love lightweight products!) and indeed it does get absorbs very quickly and totally lightweight!!

You can checkout their website if you would like to find out more! They have really interesting info in it & they offer makeup course toooo (just that I’m not sure if it’s application in Singapore)!

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Next, I have Givenchy’s skincare sachets! At first, I thought they were EDT but after looking at them hard enough I realise I was wrong.. XD They are eye cream, serum & day cream from Smile ‘N Repair collection.

Smile ‘N Repair, the new age defying treatment from Givenchy, is designed to help correct the appearance of wrinkles at the very moment when the facial movements exert the skin.

Smile ‘N Repair Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream

This eye cream has a soft, delicately creamy texture that offers efficient action on puffiness and dark circles. It also provides intense comfort for this highly sensitive zone!

Guess what? It cost £42.50 for 15ml!

Smile ‘N Repair Perfecting Wrinkle Correction Cream SPF15-PA++

Skin immediately looks smoother and more beautiful, and with every application feels denser and better toned. After four weeks wrinkles appear corrected. Plumped and even, your skin looks incredibly luminous with a smoothed and refined texture.

Curious how much this cost? £65.50 for 50ml!

Smile ‘N Repair Intensive Wrinkle Correction Serum

The most powerful Smile ’n Repair product (the most concentrated in MotionCorrect Complex), this serum is formulated with an instant firming agent for immediate skin perfection and radiance-boosting benefits. After four weeks wrinkles appear corrected.

And cost? £65.50 for 30ml~!

The precious sample sachets!!

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Interesting packaging!?? I think it’s totally cool! Ioma is the brand and the number “2” is the category (?) !

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So what is this this I’ve got?!It’s Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night – Tabs! Your face is protected, perfectly moisturized, from the first signs of aging.

PROVEN RESULTS

  • Protects and moisturizes the skin.
  • Stimulates cellular activity
  • Corrects first signs of aging
  • Boosts collagen production

Gently open the lid and apply your Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night IOMA to the whole face after you cleaned it. This skincare full of Active ingredients, of very light texture, moisturize intensely and prevent first signs of aging.

BTW, if you think this is sample sachet.. ehem! EXCUSE ME…. You are wrong! This is as good as travel size! 7 x 1ml tab! They sell in this size too! Though I don’t know how much this cost but I know that it cost £43.00 for a bottle of 30ml! You do the maths! It’s about £5 for 7ml already!

Just one look at the product I’ve got in my LBBB Anniversary box, I know it’d definitely more worthy than what I’ve paid for!! The atas products, the quantity of products and effort they put in!! Wow.. That’s enough to get me hooked on them!! Have you subscribed for your December’s StyleXSanta Box already!??? Definitely looking fwd to my Santa’s box!!!

Oh did I told you, the day I got my LBBB is also the day I got my VT, Samplestore samples and my Shake&Take!

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& look at the mess!! hahahaha!! I’m basically leaving my stuff everywhere because I clearly need to make more space for them!!

Once again Happy Birthday LBBB!! Looking forward to you 2nd year and more!

 

 

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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..

 

March Trove – Red Carpet

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M for March! March for my BIRTHDAY!! & mom’s!! Totally in love with March!! Sorry for this VERY VERY late post! i got this trove on time in feb but i cant recall exect date because i was too excited about my trip then!!

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FruityLite! i like this.. i get to know this drink from my mom!! my mom bought this several months ago and i tried it! it taste almost like lemon tea, very refreshing! as for the slimming effect… ehem… effective things never taste yummy!! that’s my belief! hahahaa…

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Next we have this GoldKiwi set.. its actually a miniature toner/moisturizer set.

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GELPRESSO!!! Yeah! remember i had a blue one before?? now i have a nude one! This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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BelleWave Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum!

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To me, its another anti-wrinkle serum.. but its seems pretty powerful! hee.. guess i’ll let me mom try and keep me updated!

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Mask from My Beauty Diary! I think everyone is pretty familiar with this already.. and if u asked me again, i will still say this is a good mask! 🙂

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Two little Eau de toilette… one from DKNY & another from burberry.. Both are nice!

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Here come my favourite product!! Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser in creme compact size!!! Now i can have dewy look again!!!20130302-150812.jpg

See.. this small compact size can let me carry it around without much effort! Only problem could be the sponge.. the creme is too compact that the sponge have to be kept separately.. 20130302-150843.jpg

As usual, there’s a little magazine in every month’s trove.. and this month, i like this pg most.. it’s a 10 day beauty count down! man! time to get beautiful!

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heee.. and a little note that makes my day!

and u see!!! I’ve make good use of all trove boxes!!

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October Bellabox – Happy Birthday!

First thing first.. My apologise for the not so good resolutions pictures that you are going to see in this post! i think must be due to the battery running low!

This month’s bellabox came in RED! you know why?? my guess is .. Bellabox 1st Birthday!! Tho this post is late but its nvr really too late to share joy & happiness!

Im glad i din really cancelled my subscription this month else i’ll be missing out all these darlings~ This month bellabox was a really special one to me! WHY? cuz i bought it at $7.50 only – that’s more than 50% off!!! Actually i had already cancelled my subscription in early sept then i saw a IRRESITABLE deal from (can’t rmb which) a website and decided to re-subscribe again!!! But no gaurantee that i wun cancel it anytime soon! haha!

I’m not really very surprise to see what i have becuz somehow, it was already revealed before i got my box. no excitement but doesn’t mean i don’t like it!!

Only 3 brand in Oct box. Nuxe, Bioderma & Laura Mercier!

24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion from NUXE!

A 24hr concentration of moisture withwith an ultra-fluid texture to caress dry skins. It is absorbed instantly leaving no greasy effect. Comfort and suppleness are restored to the skin. It is soft and feels like silk.

Tried and i think it smells great.. it has got this very strong sunflower oil scent! i believe this scent is one scent that either u love it or u hate it. B’cuz it can be quite oerwhelming for some people, like my mom. haha!

Seriously, no greasy feeling after application and no stickiness too! it doesnt feels like silk but it’s as good as wearing those perfumed lotion.. 😀

Cost?.. S$38 for 200ml

Face & Body Ultra-Rich Cleaneing Gel from NUXE!

This Rich Cleansing Gel for the face and body is creamy with a delicious honey fragrance, for the daily care of dry and sensitive skin, while respecting the skin’s hydrolipidic film. Enjoy a moment of pampering in the shower.

Seriously.. i cant smell honey!! but again the sunflower scent is in here.. is this the signature smell of NUXE product???? O_O

This shower gel is for dry & sensitive skin user but i think anyone can just try it.. my skin is not dry but its sensitive.. i don’t feel anything special about it but the sunflower scent makes mi felt a little de-stress each time i shower.. oooh-la-la~

Did i mention? this rich shower gel is is soap-free!

Cost?…S$38 for 200ml

Multi-Usage Dry Oil from NUXE!

98.1% of the ingredients in this Dry Oil are of natural origin, it is a unique combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair in a single step. Your face and body are left feeling soft and silky. Your hair is supple, soft and shines with health.

Again, the signature scent is found in this little bottle.

How to use this oil? Just apply this Dry Oil to your face, body and hair! You can mix a drop of Dry Oil with your usual foundation for easier glide-on application with no sticky effect. Or spray a little Dry Oil into the palm of your hand then gently tousle your hair for a natural result. If you like, you can also sprinkle a few drops of Dry Oil into your bath for a truly relaxing experience, that is if u have a bathtub!

Cost?… S$68 for 100ml

  

Bioderma Makeup Remover!

Soothing non-rinse cleanser & make-up remover. It is fragrance-free, alcohol-free & no phenoxyethanol.. Perfectly cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes. Guarantees excellent tolerance, soothes irritated skin and minimises redness. Provides an immediate feeling of freshness!

I’ve not use this remover so can’t really comment much, maybe until i used it then i’ll share more with you? OK, tried this last night and just moments ago. This little bottle is really fragrance-free and water base! i used about 3 cotton pad to remove my makeup till completely clean. No tight feeling after that and skin does feel clean! This will be good on my lazy days – where i can just sit and watch TV while i remove my makeup!

If you asked me, i think i will get one of this if i get to see it. 😀 *thumbs up*

Cost?…S$15.90 for 100ml

MY MOST ANTICIPATED ITEM!! Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer with SPF20!!

This sheer, lightweight formula moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long-wearing and remains colour true.

Used this afternoon before heading out to meet my beau! What i think? GOOD! hahaha!

I applied this after my moisturizer.. OK, i know what u are thinking.. this is already a (tinted) moisturizer why would i still use one?? actually i’m a little kiasu! i still think its better to complete my regular daily regimes and it makes me feel more protected too! To me, tinted moisturizer is more like a moisturized foundation. So, of cuz i would still use my moisturizer before foundation. But as compared to a foundation, this is less better in coverage. If you are looking for something with good coverage, this is not for u.

Back to what i did, i applied this, after my moisturizer, like a makeup base! then i tap on my bb cream (concealer) on spots and finish it off w my mineral loose powder. How do i look? MARVELLOUS of course!!! hahaha! i feel nothing too special when i first apply (application was really smooth and easy i must say!), in fact i din feel it was lightweight.. but after my makeup is almost set (i watched a bit of TV, before looking at the mirror again – need to make sure i look ok before stepping out of my house!! hahahah) i got a shock.. my complexion looks really …  RADIANT & DEWY! i think i like this tinted moisturizer.. but if i need to buy it myself.. probably have to wait till the time is ripe! LOL~

Cost?… S$68 for 40ml!

A little treats & tips from Laura tooo!  Guess i’m heading to Sephora sooon!

OK NEXT!! Birthday Present!!!

  

guess what’s that???

Bellabox Mirror!! good to carry around!! slim and light weight!! hahahah! erm.. but it has a really stink smell! Because of the material i guess.. just need to get used to it and let it “mix” with natural air for some time…

Last but not least… a S$5 voucher for you to spend at Beauty by Nature!! that makes my box sort of like only $2.50!?

If you like to have a bellabox too, you can subscribe yours HERE!