Vardi & Migdal

This is probably the most expensive sea salt/skin care I had ever bought!! If you think SKII is expensive, I tell you, this cost more. T_T If not for the promo, I think we would never had bought anything~!

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I’m sure most of you  know this – we should at least exfoliate our skin (face and/or body) once a week.. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cell and better absorption of whatever we apply after that. If you want smooth soft skin, then you should exfoliate!

Vardi & Migdal uses finely grinded Dead Sea salts. The salt serves to softly exfoliate and reduce the build up of keratin (dead skin cells) that can clog pores and prevent the skin from growing in a healthy manner. It leaves the skin fresh and instantly soft while helping stimulate cellular renewal. Use to nourish, soften and condition even the driest hands and feet, leaving them velvety-soft and smooth. Gentle and revitalizing this spa scrub will increase your blood circulation and give you a relaxing aromatherapy experience.

We tried in the shop and the sales person was quite generous in the amount to sea salt they let you use to try… Initially, it feels a bit greasy when running through water to wash off the salt but when I towel dry my hand, the greasiness just *poof* gone – leaving my hand smooth and soft and smell awesome too!! We got convinced of the goodness and decided to grab one bottle! Since they’re having 1-for-1, we grabbed a body butter too! White Flower scent is really nice! If you like baby powder kinda scent, you can try White Flower!

And just before we made payment, the observant sale person  actually stopped us said he’s inspired to share this nail kit with us because he saw my dry nails (sh*t! soft spot!)!!

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This is the nail kit I bought home that same day! And you must be thinking what’s so special.. Just a normal hand lotion, cuticle oil, buffer & file.. BUT I TELL YOU…. The buffer is the amazing one!!

This buff can really make your nails SHINE like nobody business!! This is not something new in the market. I know the Body Shop sell this kinda buff.. SaSa too! But this is the first time a guy buff for me!!! blehh.. okie, that’s not the reason! Seriously, this is the first time I see my nails soooo shiny without much effort and the sales person guarantee that the shine stay for 1 month!! I bought this for about 3 weeks already and you know what, my nails are still shiny (other then the new grown part)! I haven buff them since day 1 i bought them home.

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Although this image can’t really show you how shiny my nail is but feel free to walk into their store and try it! I can lie to you but the sales person can’t! Best of all, this buffer comes with 1 year (or was it 2 years) guarantee!!! Damn it! When did you ever buy a buffer that comes with guarantee! I asked the sales person, what does this guarantee covers? He said, anything! Since we only need to buff once a month with this buffer how bad can it be right??? How about if you lend your buffer to your your family/friends to buff, until your buffer is all torn & worn out? Go back to any store (bring your receipt along just in case, i think) they will replace the buffer pad for you FOC! Wow! like seriously!!!? Such good deal right!?

And with that 1-for-1 promo, I grabbed one set of nail kit another another sea salt (pear scent)!

So now we’re done, we headed to to cashier counter and paid for our products. Just when we’re leaving… we were stopped again! Now what..? they said they only need 5 mins share with us this product that will help to lighten pigmentation! Sh*t again! Another soft spot! *sign*

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This is the skin care that will help to lighten pigmentation! Some 24K gold peeling gel and serum! While the sales person (another lady this time), is promoting this product, I noticed another lady at one corner, machiam VIP, bought some black caviar products. Later I realized.. the product she bought is easily my two months pay…. T_T Tai-tai’s life! Back to my precious (Precieux) 24K gold!

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We only need to use this peeling gel once a week and we will be able to see result sooon… I’m only entering my 3 week of use so result shouldn’t be that visible yet! but sure looking forward to a lighten pigmentation!

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As for the serum, we’re suppose to use every night on affected areas.. I, erm.. tends to be a lil forgetful hence I only use this like 3-4 times per week..

If we use per advise (once a week for peeling gel and every night on affected areas only for serum), this product should be able to last for 3 months.. Well, all i can say is… Let’s see how it goes!!!

 

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May Trove – Floral Notes

It’s time for Vanity Trove again!!! Yippie!!! This month’s trove is pretty my type.. Hahaha!

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Many items and useful items!! Lets start from the first thing first..

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Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel! This is a 5 in 1 skincare!!! Let me try to find my old post which I had done bef (had rec’d the same sample in Jan Trove)!!

I will update on this again!! If you’re getting excited, u can try to do a search on my blog and it should bring u to somewhere near.. (Haha..) Alright, here is the LINK! Click to read more.. 😀

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Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash. This is a soap-free feminine intimate wash for gentle external cleansing with a pH value of 3.8 specific for the microflora balance. 100% soap and alkali free with natural organic derivative tenside complex for extra mild cleansing. Specifically formulated and clinically tested to meet the needs of feminine hygiene for the very sensitive skin of the genital are.

As i read on to find what the ingredient.. i saw…”Sodium Laureth Sulfate”! I understand that some consumers doesn’t like SLS.. WHY? Because laboratory studies found that long-term ingestion of SLES (SLS) can cause cancer, tumors, kidney and liver damage in rats. In humans, inhalation has been associated with headaches, vertigo, and eye, nose, throat, and lung irritation. Additionally, some people have an allergic reaction that causes extreme scalp irritation and hair loss.

I’m not trying to scare u (LOL), you can do a google search and find many related info on SLS.. HERE is one of the site which i find it quite useful..

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Next, we have BATH SALT from Aqua Rine!!! I’m so happy when i see this! Do you still remember one of my recent post on Bath Salt?? i said i wanted to try the Peach Aroma one and.. tadaaaa!! hahahaha! Altho i had the Rose already but i don’t mind sharing with my mom!

You can click HERE to check out my previous post!

Update as of 27 Apr 2013: Had tried the peach aroma salt! It smell really like peach! Sweet! But I think I still prefer flora.. The sweetness of the peach makes me feel as if the ants will kidnap me when I slp!! Flora (rose/sakura) aroma salt is much soothing and ease my slp! LOVE!!

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Next up, we have Go 60 Treatment Masque!

Any one heard of Go 60? Go 60 is a spa boutique (facial, slimming, spa) that uses the concept of “60”! So its like 60 mins of treatment or S$60 for a treatment or even $60 for 2-pax (promotion)

Read from their site, seems like they’ve stripped their price structure right down to a single flat fee of $60 for any service. That means no more price uncertainty!

Best part, it is stated in their website that there is no hidden cost or hard sell!! Now I can do my treatment at peace of mind! No more “peer pressure” and burnt a hole in my pocket for purchasing unwanted packages!!

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Have I not talked about my masque?? Hahaha! The masque I’ve got is a Treatment Masque. I can’t find anything online about it so all I can share now is that this masque is selling at S$60 for 5 pcs! That’s $12 each!

I’m gona share more about it after I used this..

Oh and…. That’s not all!! VT subscribers have got extra treat!! Complimentary treatment to be used by 15 June!!! That’s worth $60 already!!!

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Last but not least, we’ve samples from Sampar!!! This round’s sample is different from what I’ve got previously!!

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We have Nocturnal Line-Up Mask, Street A Peel, Ultra Hydrating Fluid and Glamour Shot Eyes!!

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Elaborated after 24 months of research, Nocturnal Line-Up Mask offers the 1st overnight mask to reclaim youth, boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
A sophisticated alliance of advanced technology and over 90% of natural elements.

Ingredient: Adenosine, a cutting-edge active ingredient, boosts nighttime production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Biopeptides minimize the depth and length of wrinkles by encouraging cellular renewal. Soy isoflavones stimulate cellular renewal. Urban Advance Complex, a powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter serum, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar), acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralizing any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level.

How to use: Apply on perfectly cleansed face and neck before bedtime. Rinse upon waking.

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Naturally and remarkably beautiful with or without make-up! So what’s the secret? Light! And Street A Peel has the power to reveal your skin’s natural glow. This fresh and milky fluid exposes the skin’s softness, awakening your face’s sleeping beauty and making you irresistible in the eyes of others.

Ingredient: Keratolin enzyme expertly lifts away the superficial layer of the skin, instantly revealing its true radiance and clarity. Vitamin B3 works deep in the skin to prevent unwanted darkening. Urban Advance Complex, a powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter serum, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar), acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralizing any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level.

How to use: Apply in the morning and/or evening as a foundation cream on make-up-less skin.

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Intense hydration is your first defense against early wrinkles, and Ultra Moisturizing Fluid quenches thirsty skin, strengthening restructuring mechanisms and protecting it all day long.

Ingredient: White lupine extract provides extended moisturization. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally powerful skin moisturizer, locks in water molecules, immediately reducing lines and wrinkles. Urban Advance Complex, a powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter serum, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar), acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralizing any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level.

How to use: Apply on perfectly cleansed skin in the morning and evening.

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In 1 minute, this multi-action glamour revealer erases dark circles, brightens the dark areas around the eyes and blurs under-eye wrinkles and fine lines. As if that wasn’t enough, its formula enriched in hyaluronic acid offers a long-term and lasting anti-wrinkles action.

Ingredient: MIB Complex helps eliminate puffiness and dark circles, thanks to its anti-oedematous, anti-inflammatory and veinotonic properties. HQA Microlens, newest generation of soft focus, fill in furrows and lines so that light is reflected off the skin homogeneously, visually erasing imperfections and illuminating the eye area. Oat Extract provides an optimal and immediate lifting effect. Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid enables targeting of wrinkles and fine lines from within and plumps the eye contour for a long-term anti-wrinkles action. Urban Advance Complex, a powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter serum, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar), acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralizing any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level.

How to use: After fully moisturizing the eye contour, dab a bit of product under the eye with the applicator. Lightly tap with fingertips until the product is completely absorbed. Apply make-up after 5 minutes.

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This is a really SMALL sample!! LOLX! But sure enuff to last quite a while bases on my previous experience..

So now u’ve seen all the items I’ve got, what do u think?? Tempted to get your very own Vanity Trove too?? Hurry before it closed!! The next trove theme is Summer Crush!! Click HERE to get yours now!!

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My Favourite Salt!

Hello!!! Good evening good morning good afternoon to everyone!!! its been a looong looong time since my last post! erm.. ok maybe not that long.. juz few weeks? but it feeels like a decade!!! Today in gona share with u something I use during my personal time!!! *sexy* hahaha!

How many of you out there actually use bath salt or dead sea salt or … Watever salt for your shower time!? Well! I do! From Lemongrass House bath salt to Watson’s house brand bath salt! Among all, I love this one that I’m gona recommend to you best!!

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Bath salt from Aqua Rine! Aqua Rine’s bath salt comes in 6 different aroma!

S$10.80: Peach & Chilli
S$9.80: Milk, Rose, Sakura & Green Tea
Size: 400g

Benefits:
• Exfoliate dead skin cells (gently dissolves dirt, grease, blackhead, whitehead), leaving a clean & smooth skin
• Effectively remove dead skin cells which causes dry skin
• Promote radiant complexion
• Moisturize & hydrate your skin
• Helps to prevent ingrown hair
• Relieve acnes and stop skin itchiness.

Main ingredient? Sea salt of course!! Jojoba, seaweed, natural active of oak, loquat leaf, pine needle, honey & the type of aroma!!

I bought 2 different scent/aroma this time! Sakura (2nd purchase) and Rose! I wanted to try other scent but I really love the Sakura one so decided to get it again!!

Sakura: Specially added with sakura to whiten skin tone, balance serum secretions and minimize pores. The addition of natural sea salt enhances the whitening effect. Step out of the shower feeling refreshed with smooth, moisturized skin and the fresh scent of sakura fragrance.

Rose: Specially added with Rose Oil, it deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin. With the combination of sea salt, it minimizes pores and aids in the natural skin rejuvenation process without drying the skin. Step out of the shower feeling refreshed with smooth, moisturized skin and the fresh scent of rose fragrance.

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There are two type of salt for each aroma, fine & coarse. I chose the coarse salt because I can exfoliated all I want! The fine salt is gentle but it dissolve too quickly and I can’t get enough of the scrubbing sensation!! Lol!

Also the aroma is not just in there to make it smells nice but it also helps to relax my mind and make me enjoy my shower time!! Aromatherapy!!! Hahaha! Me like!!

The next time I’m gona stock up the chilli one!! Read from jadeisebelle.com review, it seems that chilli is not as unpleasant as we thought!! Hee! So its like we can enjoy doing body scrub and at the same time increase the breakdown of fatty tissue, which enhances slimming. The addition of natural salt also improves skin firmness and elasticity!!

Now are you getting impatient and wana quickly get your own bath salt!!? Haha! Aqua Rine’s bath salt is available at Watson’s, Sasa, BHG! Oh and before I forget, be careful not to get counterfeit product!

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Follow Aqua Rine’s Facebook HERE for their latest news and update!!

UPDATE! UPDATE!

Hello again! This is jus a quick update (as of 27 Apr 2013) to show u the diff between fine and coarse salt!

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Indeed I still prefer coarse salt! Allow mi to have more time to scrub my body and it does not dissolve so quickly..

Fine salt feels more like microbeads and it dissolve tooo fast! 😦 if u have tender skin then this may suit u.. Else I think coarse salt is definitely a better option! 😀