Minimize Your Pores!!

Hi Guys! If you had followed me on twitter, you will know that I had planned to do this post. What is this post about? *drumroll* PORES MINIMIZING of course!! I’ve been crazy over beauty products that claim pore minimizing or effectively remove blackheads! Below products are those that I had tried and guess what!? I think i found my love out of this 4 products! I’ll just show you what I’ve used (details post will be shown in provided link) and give you a summary of what I think/recommend towards the end! So now….. The most common product that everyone ever used (I bet) is Biore pore pack!

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IMO, it does remove blackheads but probably only for the first time you’ll see blackhead being “pull” out.. Subsequently… (you know~) You’ll start wondering why your nose still looks the same (full of blackhead).. Well not long after I gave up on pore pack and decided to source for something else.. Then I was given Skinmiso Pore Minimiing Pack to try (from Bellabox)!! 20120909-010714.jpg “WOW” was my immediate reaction! It’s painless! It’s soothing! It’s amazing! (Biore pore
pack tends to be a lil painful when we remove it too late – it’s too dry!)20120909-010721.jpg It’s a 3 step pore minimizing pack but not tough to do at all..! If you want to be pretty, that’s the price you should pay – time! I’m not going details about it in this post because you can read my review from HERE and HERE. The next pore minimizing pack that I found is from Caolion! Read lots of (positive) review about it and decided to make this “investment”!! 20130324-002100.jpg Bought my Caolion from Qoo10 (Seller: Wishtrend)! This mask is slightly more time consuming than the previous.. Why? Because it’s a wash off mask and is preferably 2 step mask.. You can read the details of my review on this product HERE.. Now for my FAVOURITE pore pack!! SexyLook Blackhead Pore Cleanser Set!!!

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This pore pack has a very sweet strawberry scent.. Not those disgusting sweet! It’s pretty pleasant to me!

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It’s also a 3 step pore pack but less time consuming and less messy.. All you need to do is apply the sebum softener (step 1) massage for 2-3 minutes then rinse off. Do it when watching TV, 2-3 minutes will just *poof* and gone. Then apply the strawberry sebum purifying mask. It’s a peel of mask! I love peel off mask!! This is why i said less messy! All you need to do is peel and throw and you can proceed to step 3 – pore treatment essence! The simplest step! Just apply and you’re done!

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For result, I think Sexylook gave me the most satisfying result!! Seeeee!! Black heads! White heads! My nose is clean like hell!

For ease of use, it’s gonna be the traditional pore pack! ….But seriously for consumers who wants to remove black head I believe a little more “inconvenience” won’t be that difficult!

What are you waiting for?? Let’s minimize our pores together now!!!

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Japalang Beauty Bazaar Sales!

No woman can resist SALE!! I’m one of those who can’t!! It’s my 死穴 (lethal point).. Sale is a good time/chance u can grab something that u usually will not! Why not?? well, probably because its too ex? Or probably u’ve not used it before so not confident in that product? Or maybe ………. nevermind!! I believe pricing is the main reason! Hahaha!

Today i’m going to share my HAPPY BUY at Japalang’s Beauty Bazaar Sale!! This Beauty Bazaar Sales starts from 5th to 7th July, 12pm – 7pm!!!
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What will you see at the event??? PLENTY! mask, beautyblender, konjac, mineral power, steamcream, foot patch, blah blah blah…..

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By the time u read this post, sale already ended!!! Don’t want to miss their sale again? Like Japalang Pte Ltd FB Page and you will be the first to see their latest news!!

JPL Sale!! Good thing is, it’s pretty near my place so going to 9@Tagore isn’t a big problem!!

The problem comes only when I’m in the building…
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Yes, thank you JPL for the lift label.. But …. still very scary when i stepped out of the lift although i know I’m at the right place.. Facing all white walls and I start to wonder where is the door to the “office”!?? (This is not horror movie right??)

I think it will be helpful if they had paste some directional signs for idiot like me.. (Maybe the management didn’t allow?) I dono about you but I was really freak out for about 2 mins before I try the door which I first thot is a carpark! And it turns out to be….. really a carpark… cum offices! Seriously the management floor plan at the lift was not helpful at all (for people who has not been there)!! T_T
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I reached kinda early, like (erm) 11:15am?? JPL staffs are all still packing and moving stuffs.. There is this lady whom i didn’t get her name, gave us (early birds) a friendly smile and thank us for coming down (so early) – lol!

About 11.30am, she walked to us with a bottle of juice and this time, she tell us that the sale will start in another 10-15 mins time!!! Yeah for the prompt update!!!! Yeah again for the juice – it’s not some alibaba juice ok!!

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It’s F&N Fruit Tree Fresh!! Call me cheapo! But this buys my patience!! My happy meter is full again!

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(everyone gathering for a final briefing before opening for business)
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(“HUAT AH!!” they sounds really into this event!! Goood one!)

Ok.. I will skipped the shopping part and jump straight to conclusion!
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I had an awesome time at the sale! Every counter had a staff waiting to serve u and answer to all your questions! Staff will promote their products yet doesn’t hard sell – no stress! They know their product well too!

Did buying without stress cost me more damage?? YES it did!!! “Sale” plays a part – BIG part!!!

See what I’ve bring home!!
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Masks.. Foot detox patch.. Mascara.. Essence.. Shampoo.. Treatment.. Shall we look at them individually now?

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SexyLook Hello Kitty Moisturizing & Whitening Rose Mask!! Seriously I’m not a HK fan but this ain’t gonna stop me from getting a good mask! Non-HK lover, don’t worry, you won’t look like HK when you’re doing your mask. Neither will you look like one when you’re done. It’s just marketing business, HK is a trend!

I tried this mask quite some times back and i like it and here i am grabbing more mask!! The rose scent is very soothing and the mask is really “well-marinated” in its essences! After placing the mask on my face, the essence will secretly roll down my chin to my neck minutes later – i had to pat the essence on my neck so that they get absorbed and not wasted while I’m masking! About 15-20 mins later, remove mask and gently message your face (& neck) in circular motion to get the essence penetrate through your skin! I pat them at time so that they can get in faster! =X (gently pat, not slap!)

And what’s better? Sale, of course! 3 boxes for $10 (UP: $9.90 per box if i didn’t hear wrongly from Doris (one of JPL staff)!! It’s almost like buy 1 get 2 FREEE! And u know what? I not only purchased 3 boxes, I was given a box for free too – won in the lucky draw after my payment!! That’s not all!!! Every customer gets a door gift too and I bet u know what is it.. (Yes..) a HK mask!

In total, it’s almost like $10 for 21 pcs (for me case)!!!! -faint-

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Next in the bag, masks from Morilins!!! This is definitely another good buy!!! 3 for $10 (UP: $9.90 per pcs)!! Ain’t that too good to be true!??! Although I only bought 3 but trust me, I’m already regretting for not getting more now! Why did I not grab the eye mask too!? Shucks!

Review will be updated after i tried! Meantime, carry on reading.. 🙂

Now open your eyes BIG! Coming up next is mad crazy sale item!!!

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Belif Hungarian Water Essence!! I’m using Belif products now and this essence sale came at the right time!! (I was still planning to grab them at belif store if I happen to pass by one! And now…. Mwahahahaa!! Call me lucky!!!!

This Hungarian Water Essence is a very light weight transparent essence. slightly heavier than water/toner only. It gets absorbs very quickly and and your skin can almost immediately feel moisten! Plus it does not feel sticky too! *thumbs up up up* You can read up my previous post on Belif Product HERE!

Let me share with you the retail price first before i disclose the GREAT SALE PRICE i paid for!!

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And for how much did I grab this 2 bottles?? $59! Not 1 but 2! TWO(2) for $59!! It’s so unbelievable till I even asked the staff “why so cheap!!?” (I feel so dumb at that instant!)

But nevermind, since they don’t know me!! LOL.. let’s continue!

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K-Palette Real lasting Eyeliner and 1 Day Lash Perm Long Curl Mascara!!

Eyeliner first! This is a waterproof liquid liner that has won several awards!!

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How can u not be tempted to get one?? Discount is not a lot for this.. $16 for 1 eyeliner (UP: $19.90)?

As my shopping bag gets heavier, my mind starts to get lighter…! I can’t think anymore!!! So just grab!!!

Next is this wonderful mascara! At this sale event, you can get it at $21 (UP: $25.90 I think) Yes, not very much good deal but still.. (like i said) at that moment I already lost my mind!! Everything is “sale! grab! sale! grab!” ROFL!

Update on 8 Jul: Images below shows the mascara I wear in the morning before heading to work!

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fresh and clean look ya?

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(My long lash!!!!)

After almost 8hrs (it’s 2pm++ now), totally no sign of smudge nor “gothic” look! Still clinging to my lashes nicely!

Btw, before i applied my mascara, i used my eyelash curler to curl my lashes a little and until now my lashes are still curled! What does this shows? The mascara is good or the eyelash curler is better? I’ll snap some pic when i get home (5 hours later!)

8pm: Now that I’m home, my mascara is still smudge proof! No black tears no black shadow! You see!!

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(I’m super loving this pic!!! See my eye!! I have dbl eye lid!!!! No glue no sticker ok!! Hahaha! This is call tired-eyelid! When my eye lid gets tired, it SAG and with a little push it will become a few-seconds-dbl-eye lid!)

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(Some side views to show you my extended lash with mascara)

This is really smear proof smudge proof waterproof!! And I think… I’M LOVING IT!!

There’s a newer version of this mascara which is “volume curl mascara”. Both have very good review if you do a simple google search.

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By K-Palette, here’s another goodie! Overnight Eye Mask! This deal is $10 for a pair and $14 for 2 pair (twin pack)! If u buy 2 packs of twin pack eye mask, it’s even cheaper!! But erm… I forgot how much it is..

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(Image grabbed from K-Palette fb page)

I’m using it now (yes, its bed time already) and probably will update you guys how is it when I’m ready!!

Update on 8th Jul: I have difficuly falling aslp!! I feel so uncomfy having something around my eye… i flip and turn until 3am, i decided to wake up and re-position my eye mask, this time, a little distance from my eye.. and… yes, i fell aslp. I guess i placed it too near my eye (lash line).. I’m not sure if my eye bags are gone… but i know i gained a sleep line. the patch caused a sleep line on my face (sign of aging #101: sleep line takes a long time to recover!!)

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Will i continue to use this mask? OF COURSE – at least until this pcs wear out!! According the the staff, this mask can be reused for 3 months – as long as u keep it clean/hygiene!! After that i may not continue..

OKAY! Get ready once again to see the star product in my shopping list!

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The Essence of Nature foot detox patch!! This is the MAIN MAIN MAIN reason I’m here actually! To grab this foot patch!!

The UP for this box (7 pairs) is $29.90!! Now they are selling for… “Drumroll please!!”

*drumroll*

$20 for 2 box!!!!! No they’re not expired goods nor defect patch!! They’re selling at such low cost is because the box (packaging) is dented/damaged!!!!

There are new type of foot patch available too, ie: rose sap patch, eucalypts patch, warm sap patch, forest sap patch! But these new type is $21 per box! They sell individual pack too.. 1 pair for $4, 4 pairs for $10!! So I bought 4 pairs of rose sap patch too!

You can read my previous post HERE on the lavender foot patch I got from Vanity Trove.. I will be doing the rose sap patch soon!

Below are some benefits summary I’ve grabbed for The Essence of Nature Fb page! If you are keen to find out more, give them a like HERE and you will receive their first hand news update!!

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Update from daddy (9 July 2013): after using for 3 days, daddy said he feels lighter (when walking)! Sleep well and doesn’t feels tired easily the next morning! Best part is that he can shit without much difficult now (OMG, he already been a very regular toilet supporter and now.. hard core fan! LOL)

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(i think lavender is their all-time favourite/hot seller!)

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Last but not least…….. Below is a “last-minute-out-of-my-shopping-list” item I grabbed at the cashier counter because I’m still short of $3 to give me extra chance of lucky draw!

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Rêveur!! Understand from JPL that this is a silicon free shampoo and quite a hooha in Japan!

Rêveur’s unique formula of fine and well-foamed bubbles reduces the friction against the hair. This effectively avoids the common problem that non-silicone shampoo faces, which is to cause hair to be rough due to the lack of silicone.

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I tried it today and erm… Sorry, I dono if its because I’ve too much hair or the sachet has too little shampoo for me… I can’t seems to lather much foam. Is it because it doesn’t have silicon?? I don’t know. Seems like it’s not my cuppa tea.. But surprisingly when my hair is dry, it does feels more tame and less frizzy. My only problem is that the shampoo does not lather enuff foam for me to feel like i’m shampooing my hair..

Conclusion, this is one great sale event that I will look forward to again next year!!! Good buy & good products! Stay tune and I’ll update this post with review again..

PS: Pardon my typo for now! I’m tooo slpy to proofread anything. I will tidy up this post soon! Good night and cya soon!!!!

December Trove – Shhh.. It’s Victoria’s Secrets!

Hello Hellooo~ It time again for Vanity Trove!! everytime i receive VT it means the month is ending sooon! time flies!! Now let seee what we have here~~20121124-195156.jpg

 

Philosoply.. in one of the previous trove, i had got Hope in a Jar and Purity samples.. and this month’s trove, i’ve got even moreee.. looking at it, im in fact more keen in using the Microdelivery Peel (which comes in a 2-steps sample pack).

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Next in the queue, we have samples from belif..

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from cleanser to toner to moisturizer to mask to blah blah blah.. its basically your routine regimes! I’m quite confident in Belief.. they have very good products! i had tried their Hydra Sebum Control Essence before and was very satisfied!

So a lil history about belif.. you can visit their site to read up more..! (Just click pic to proceed)

 

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Alright, coming next are masksss! Masks from Sexy Look and Beauty Buffet!

One thing i like about Sexy Look mask is that they can really cover your whole face to chin area.. why? because they have ear hooks that can secure you mask in place and lets your neck get supple too!! V V face on the way!!!!

 

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Call me a moutain tortoise.. but seriously i haven tried any of beauty buffet mask yet!! i believe my girl friend would have tried!! she’s a beauty freak! =P

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OK this is what I’m pretty excited about!! CIRACLE’s Goodbye Blackheads!!!! this is a cotton mask which helps in the removal of sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, sebum and dirt, especially in the presence of blocked pores. Each Blackhead Off Cotton Mask is made with 100% cotton and is soaked in natural plant extracts such as Witch Hazel, Peppermint, Sage and Mistletoe, to help draw toxin out of the skin.

Directions

1. Open one packet and place a Blackhead Off Cotton Mask on your nose. Spread mask evenly with your fingers.

2. Leave mask on for at least 15 minutes.

3. Remove. Wipe away exposed sebum, blackheads and whiteheads with a clean cotton swab or pad.

4. Follow up with toner if you wish.

This is similar to Skinmiso’s pore pack but a little more affordable?? Just S$32.90 for 20 pcs of mask and its only a 1-step thing to get rid your enemies!!! (Skinmiso cost S$27.90 and its quite troublesome in a way – see post HERE & HERE)

 

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Next, DrGL.’s Collagen Essence! Heard many hooha about it but this is the first time i touched this brand!! So what does “GL” denotes? It’s Georgia Lee!

DrGL® is a range of custom skincare personally formulated for Asian skin types and climate by Dr Georgia Lee. Eschewing the mass for a carefully crafted selection of premium quality products, DrGL® offers the modern busy individual maximum efficacy, minimum fuss.

 

While her clinical experience gave her the confidence to start her very own skincare line, it was her personal experience that provided the final push. A serious allergic reaction resulted in blisters that covered the left side of her face, leaving her with persistent hyperpigmentation which only resolved after treatment with a cream that she customized for herself. While traumatic, this episode piqued her interest in skincare and motivated her to delve further into its development.

 

This Collagen Essence is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this superbly hydrating formula penetrates deep within to deliver and retain moisture beyond skin’s surface. Lightweight texture keeps skin comfortable in hot and humid weather while still providing more than adequate hydration in drying winter conditions.

Guess how much does the regular 30ml size cost… $49.90?? NO! $99.90?? NOO! $149.90!?? NOOOO!!! It’s S$198!! Ok, so we have here a 10ml travel size.. *calculating* WOW! this 10ml is easily worth S$66!! Precious baby!!

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Had tried a pump on my hand and i think its pretty good. it’s like water/toner whatever u call it! Pretty fast absorption! and does not have sticky or oily after effect.. (no wonder it cost so much!)

Alright, ready for next product?? Well, next product is actually a repeated one! got the same thing in previous Trove.. it’s either this product is VERY GOOD or it’s some left over.. hmm.. you decide!

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Last month, i’ve got this same Ujene sample pack but.. have not started using yet. >_<

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OK! last thing… something that caught me off guard! Waxing Strips!! who would expect to see this!? LOL! ok or at least i din expect to see this.. for a moment i thot i’m being spied!! WHY?? because i’ve been looking for deals to get my underarm waxing done and the next moment *POOF* VT put a pack of waxing strip in my trove! Ain’t that.. MAGICAL?! hahahaha!

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But i hope this waxing strip is not too complicated to use!

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Ok.. So that’s the end of this month’s product.. No WAIT! one last one.. for this who have shared VT’s post, i believe would have rec’d a pm from her to choose the type of (fragrance) soap bar you like RIGHT!!?? There were 4 choice if i did not remember wrongly.. Original, Lavender, Spearmint and…… one i forgot! >_<

Hahaha.. So here’s the SOAP!! I chose Spearmint Sparkle!

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Spearmint Sparkle refreshes & stimulates the skin’s natural balance. It also soothes and heals acne! Suitable for combination to oily skin!

Lavender Heaven is a sweet fresh scent with a calming, healing and restorative effect. The perfect fragrance for people with skin problems such as eczema & psoriasis. Suitable for normal to dry skin!

Original Cleansing Bar cleanses the skin, encourages its capacity for self-repair, hydrates & promotes elasticity. Suitable for most sensitive skin, even those allergic to essential oils since none are added!

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Cute little soap bar.. ^_^

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OK! Now this is really finale! The usual staff apart from products, discount vouchers! online shoppinggggg~~~  i think DrGL & Ciracle one are pretty good/useful!

If you’re feeling lucky, you can try below tooo..

 

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Product summary for your (& my) reference!

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Good night readers!! (Good night 72!!!)