July Trove – Midsummer Gala!

Seriously…  I’m running out of idea on how-to-make-an-opening.. LOL “Hello everyone” “Hi readers”… what have i not used? *thinking*

Today, im gona share with you my July Trove box! Its a love & no love complex emotion!

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So many things this month, i can even see makeup stuff in it! Bravo~! But where should i start now? Probably i’ll start with something that i had started using?

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It’s Avancé Dou Demaquiillant Super – An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up! Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup.
A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose.

Avancé is the pioneer for Eye Makeup and Eye Care in Japan. It was the FIRST to launch the Avancé “Mascara” with Lash Treatment and Waterproof technology to Japan in 1937.

Shake well before use, apply it on a cotton pad and wipe over the eyes gently for around 5 seconds. It can remove eyeshadow, eyebrow color and waterproof mascara effectively!

My opinion? I think this is by far the best eye makeup remover i had used. I recall that i had tried L’Oreal before but it is totally weak! Avancé made me goes WOW when im trying to remove my Maybelline’s gel liner! Gel liner user.. u know how difficult it is to remove gel liner, waterproof somemore! But with this baby, it doesn’t matter how stubborn your gel liner is, it will still melt away in no time!

I included a few pictures to show u how i remove my eyeliner using Avancé….

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See my black black gel liner? It’s very difficult to remove even with BioDerm/Biore Jelly!

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But what i did was to only placed my cotton pad (already soaked with reasonable amount of Avancé remover) over my eyelid for about 5 secs and i just gently swipe it across my eye and……

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It’s more then half gone! I did not apply much pressure and its already half gone! This time with my unused side of cotton pad, i wipe it again and its’s near gone.. i think this is the most effective eye makeup remover i had used! 

Buy again?? of course!!? it’s really good! On days that i put on heavy eye makeup, i can reply on this to clean up the mess at the end of the day! *thumbs up*

Cost: SGD$28.90 (Can be purchased at Watsons, BHG & John Little!)

If you like gel liner, i would recommend you Maybelline’s Gel Iiner Pen! Check it out HERE..

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Next up, it’s Physiogel! I’ve got a travel size Physiogel Cleanser in my trove! This cleanser is a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic soap-free cleanser that cleanses, soothes and softens without drying the skin. Its non-greasy formula does not contain animal fats, providing a gentle cleansing and maintenance of the skin’s natural pH balance. It can be used on face and body, suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin (even babies!)

The amazing thing is that.. it can be use with or without water!!

With water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Rinse with Water.

Without water (For delicate skin): Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Remove excess with a soft tissue or cotton wool.

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Together in my trove, there also a set of trial pack (Cleanser, lotion & cream!)

Physiogel Cream/Lotion is a hypoallergenic moisturising cream that provides physiological lipids in the Derma Membrane Structure (DMS)―a structure similar to the skin, hence, revitalising dry skin.

Physiological lipids are natural and essential components of normal healthy skin.

  • With physiological lipids to protect and restore healthy skin.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Contains no colourants, perfume and preservatives.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • For the daily care of dry and sensitive skin conditions.

Just apply a thin film once or twice daily. It may be used more often if necessary. Recommended for use on face and other body parts which are dry. The lotion is ideal for the entire body.

I can’t comment much on this as I’ve not use any yet. However, if you wish to try it first and share with me your thoughts, you can go to my side bar and look for the Physiogel Trial Kit link to get your trial set today! Yes, it’s free….!

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost again.. oh wait! This is water gel without the SPF! The one i got in previous trove is with SPF 15! I haven’t try the one with SPF but for this, i think im good with just the sample. I don’t like the sticky sensation when I’m applying the gel.. It’s not like you can stick anything to your face but it’s the tacky feeling that i don’t like. If you think it’s lightweight, i think Laneige moisturizer is even more lightweight. If you think it cooling, i think Laneige one is even better.. Conclusion, this is not my cup of tea..

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Mask from Herborist! TBH, I have not heard of Herborist before.. so i did a little google search and found this…

The time-honored cosmetology of China is still charming in today’s instrument civilization, which reflects modern people’s sensation of returning to nature.

Following the classics of Chinese cosmetology, adopting integral ideas, and combining the peculiar herbal essence of China and the latest modern biotechnical achievements, Herborist provides consumers with natural and effective hair care and skin care products to create the beauty from root.

Herborist, as the first modern herbal full products of China, reflects the essence of Chinese culture that pursues “nature and balance” and mirrors the philosophy that refreshing, natural and healthy beauty is bound to stem from the root. Herborist likes to share with you the secret of skin care and hair care as well as physical and mental balance.

Offering Thanksgiving and Supporting Environmental Protection Herborist always advocates healthy, refreshing and natural life attitude and undertakes to provide each consumer with natural, safe and mild products as well as systematic and friendly services.

Herborist offers Thanksgiving to the society – it originates from nature and rewards nature. It will take the initiative to support environmental protection.

This mask is specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. It is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

As for how effective it is, i can only comment after i started using.. ^_^
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How many have heard of Jane Iredale? I have… NOT (again).. This month VT recommended many brand that i’m new to! 🙂
Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line jane iredale to the aesthetic industry.  She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

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She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore.  Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.

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Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

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This has had an international resonance.  The jane iredale brand is carried throughout the United States and world-wide in more than forty countries.

Jane’s success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine.

So now, let’s see what Jane Iredale product we have in my trove..

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GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It looks luminous yet feels velvet. It comes with 6 shades too!! Now i can get the shade similar to my skin tone!

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PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION

A sheer and semi-matte mineral foundation that feel is weightless. Trust their mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better!

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LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM

This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. I tried a little on my lips, i like the lemony scent but i don’t like the look it has on my lips.. Maybe i applied too much? Seems like it leave a layer of white residue on my lips.. now everyone knows i applied lip balm from 100m aways! LOL..

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JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

I’m pretty amazed by the effect of this lip & cheek stain! Initially i only wanted to show you that both lip care i got here is sheer colour.. but..just read on and u’ll know..

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The lip & cheek stain is pretty obvious when applied on hand.. sheer pinkish color.. unlike Lipdrink is totally invisible..

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Under certain angle, you will then see the Lipdrink’s shine.. Lip & Cheek Stain is still sheer pinkish color.. and i’m still wondering.. “how can it be a cheek stain this way??” I ignored my hand and continue with the photo taking of all my trove product.. about 15 mins later when i’m packing up….

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I got a shock, the lip & cheek stain changed color!! Or rather the color turned darker! Now it is a cheek stain! hahahaa.. It looks very natural and not too drama.. I’m pretty impress.. Moving fwd, i might consider trying more of their product if they’re not too difficult to get..

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Vichy is pretty hot in Singapore, been seeing the ads a lot on TV.. and now i can get my hands on it again (I think i had previously used their whitening sample – Bi-White Lotion? Can’t recall how is it but… if i can’t recall means it isn’t that fantastic?? You decide..)

NormadermDeep Cleansing Purifying Gel

For women with imperfection-prone skin: local outbreaks, obstructed pores, shininess. Cleansing gel that purifies skin in-depth. Eliminates impurities & unclogs pores in-depth.

This purifying, cleansing gel is rich in Salicylic acid and Totarol for cleansing action and in Eperuline for anti-irritating action. Purified, your skin is smoothed and visibly healthier.

Both ultra-effective and ultra-gentle, the purifying, cleansing gel is kind, even to the most sensitive skin. Its gel texture provides purifying cleansing that is easy and pleasant to apply and easy to rinse off.

Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

For women with imperfection-prone skin: imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven skin texture, acne scarring. The all-round transformative treatment that corrects the 6 signs of imperfection-prone skin. Skin is healthier within 7 days!

Patented technology: dermatological peeling active ingredients in an anti-imperfection treatment for all-round transformation of imperfection-prone skin. Reduces all imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven complexion and acne scarring, and provides continuous hydration for 24 hours. Unique combination of 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA. These acids penetrate the skin at different levels* to impregnate the entire epidermis and regenerate the skin, layer after layer**. In just 7 days, imperfections are reduced and your skin is visibly healthier.

*In vitro test.
**Upper layers of the epidermis.

The PARABEN-FREE formula is kind, even to sensitive skin. The melting, comfortable texture makes it easy and pleasant to apply for comfort that lasts all day long.

Normaderm Hyluspot

For all the people, who have at least one pimple per month. Finally an advanced weapon against pimples!

1. Protects the pimple from external bacterial over-contamination.

2. Treats the pimple inside.

Hyaluronic acid forms an invisibles film in surface to isolate the pimple from bacterial over-contamination. Deeply, LHA and salicylic acid, dermatological active ingredients treat the pimple.

It is suitable for all skins, even sensitive. A bandage-gel which penetrates quicky. Non shiny, non sticky, non greasy. The hygienic cold applicator targets the pimple and relieves from pain and inflammation.

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Last but not least, we have Cellilux in my July Trove! Should i reveal the price first? (Hahaha) it cost S$78 for 60g! 60g only.. gosh..

Cellilux is a unique company with a truly unique product. Built on the belief that beauty is created with skin that is naturally healthy, they’ve been able to develop a mask that stands out above the rest, providing visible benefits promised by many, but only ever rarely achieved. By harnessing the power of mother nature, natural minerals found in the earth and revoking the use of acids and chemicals.

Cellilux (British Columbia Canada) is the newest way to achieve beautiful skin without any acids or damaging chemicals. The nutrients and rare Glacial water in Cellilux help to reverse damage to your skin and supply the foundation for rebuilding age-defying collagen and elastic, leaving you the smooth, fresh, hydrated, radiant glow of youthful skin renewed.

Cellilux originates a look no other product can give you:

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Helps with Acne
  • Close Pores
  • Cleanse naturally
  • Excellent hydration
  • Slows the effects of aging
  • Revives circulation
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Creates soft silky skin

This is the first time this product is available in the Asia! This same Glacial clay was used in high end Spas in Europe and Japan and was not available to the public. Clients were spending up to two-hundred dollars for just one facial for the silky smooth results they were getting. Now you can have the same results at an affordable price. 

SCIENCE OF CELLILUX

1. Your skin is deeply penetrated through specially structured water for intense hydration.

2. Glacial Minerals detoxify your skin by bringing all of the impurities to its surface.

3. Those same minerals actually work with your DNA, instructing your skin to activate youth-bringing processes such as collagen production. Your skin is revitalized like never before.

4. The gel works as an Exfoliator which is a critical step in maintaining the health of your skin and acquiring a youthful look. The negatively charged minerals ‘The ION Factor’ in the Cellilux draws the positively charged toxins (like a magnet) is what separates Cellilux from all other clays.

How to use? Start by washing skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry and apply a comprehensive layer of the gel. Keep it on for 20 minutes. Gel should be dry. Use warm water to completely rinse the gel from your skin. Follow up with a spray of chilled water to close your pores and seal in the effects of the gel. Can be used on body as well as face.

Oily skin : 3 times a week.
Dry skin : 2 times a week.
Problem skin: Every 2 days apply once.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

When you first apply, you will notice a tingling sensation which will fades away quickly. It is perfectly normal as our Glacial Gel works into your deepest skin layer and draws out the impurities.

So that’s all for this month’s trove..i think as of now, my fave is the eye makeup remover and Jane Iredale – Because it’s makeup product! least fave would be for Vichy & Physiogel to fight the crown!

See you next post! Adios~

June Trove – Summer Crush

VANITY TIME!! Yey!!!! Sorry this month was a bit late (very late actually!) got my box for almost 2 weeks and now finally i have the time to do up my post~! Busy week~~ Hectic week~~

But that’s not important.. .now let’s see what we have here this month!!!

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A few goodies are already waving at me!!!! Gosh!! Which are the few that hooked your attention!!? (hahaha!)

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BRANDS Inner Shine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract! i got this essence in my previous trove too! i think it was my August Trove~ i haven try this one but i am sure every bottle taste the same!! hahahaha!! It’s very sweet and yummy (if i did not remember wrongly!)

A little brand history about Brands..

In the early 19th Century, King George IV ‘s flagging health had inspired the Royal Chef, H.W. Brand, to create an essence of chicken beverage to boost His Majesty’s physical condition.

After retiring from the Royal kitchen in 1835, Mr. Brand concocted BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken for commercial sale as food for convalescence and invalids. Renowned in the British Empire, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken found its way to the Far East in 1920s, and had since gained popularity all over Asia.

Sought after for its wholesome goodness, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken has since sold over 150 million bottles worldwide, which is more than 2650 Olympic sized swimming pools.

In 2004, BRAND’S® scientific expertise and research led to the launch of BRAND’S® InnerShine®, which unlocks the secrets to nature’s finest ingredients and helps women to care for their beauty needs through superior health nourishment.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence is bursting with the goodness of seven types of premium berries, specially selected from Europe and America. This combination of seven berries is an excellent source of antioxidants, which neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and prevent degeneration of eye cells. It contains Zinc and is fortified with Vitamin A, C & E, providing the required nutrients to benefit ocular health.

Pardon my ignorance.. i always thought BRANDS is a local brand! =X

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Introducing the NEW Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA++ that combines a moisturizer and sunscreen in a lightweight gel format. They’ve got you covered – be it from the sun or the dry air conditioned environment.

This Hydro Boost provides long-lasting hydration for soft and supple skin. Together with SPF 30 PA++, it effectively shields skin from photo-damaging UV rays for a lasting, healthy glow.

This should be applied every morning after you use your toner and essence/serum. Make sure to apply it 15-30 minutes before sun exposure! What can be better? one less step to do for my morning rush~!!!

I shall try it sooon and keep you guys posted again! ^_^

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Touch In Sol Pure Dew Water Drop BB Cream

This BB Cream is covered with moisturized through bursting waterful capsule when rolling on your skin. It is safe to use on sensitive and trouble skin with SKIN FILM SYSTEM for the excellent calming skin. With W/S Type and water proof , it long last from sweat and water for all day long. Water radiance textures, bright color and excellent coverage for skin flaw but also features gorgeous skin radiance through water holding system. 3D Matrix Nature Moisturizer is intense and long-lasting moisturization without greasy.

Receiving this makes me feels young!! Touch In Sol core target audience are ladies 20 to early 30s..

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime!! Their first versatile beautifying treament enriched with a complex of four precious oils. Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils combine to create a luxurious Elixir for all hair types.

The alchemy of four precious oils to beautify hair A new legend is born, the secret of magnificent looking hair is revealed! With a few drops of Elixir Ultime hair feels silky and weightless, as if transformed. Applied before cleansing, hair feels instantly nourished & applied before styling, hair feels incredibly supple and protected.

If you ask me, i think this is the best hair oil I’ve used so far!! Because this hair oil comes at the right time! Recently i did a perm aand it caused my hair to be super duper dry and frizzy! It feels as if my hair is gone crazy~!! (okay, i exaggerate a bit..) It’s only the hair ends that i can’t stand it… Partly because i cant wash my hair… i feel even more troubled! BUT suddenly i remember i have this hair oil, i immediately pull it out from my stash and start using it!

1st impression, eew.. oil~

2nd impression, hmm~ *deep breath* nice fragrance!

3rd impression, Wow.. my hair.. is… O_O cured!! (omg, like so drama!)

But it actually did help to makes my hair more touchable now and less frizzy tooo! No more like merlion! LOL!! My hair have a healthy shine (not OILY shine!) and looks/feels better condition! i can’t help it to keep applying after every few hours cuz the scent is sooo nice!

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Astalift! This is not my first Atsalift… but.. i cant seems to recall what i’ve used.. hmmm~ So what to we have here??

We have a sample bottle of the Jelly Aquarysta & Essence Destiny!

Jelly Aquarysta: The epitome of all ASTALIFT’s products – Jelly Aquarysta, is a unique anti-ageing phenomenon for every woman. The uniquely named Aquarysta is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light as water texture of the clear jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.

It is the first product to be used right after cleansing / washing in your daily skincare regime, and before lotion and emulsion (It’s a Pre-Lotion Serum). This extraordinary revolutionary skincare formula targets visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin.

Essence Destiny: Formulated with high concentrations of nano-Astaxanthin, nano-Lycopene, highly-permeable Resveratrol, Royal Jelly, skin firming Elastin and Collagen to effectively deliver anti-ageing goodness deep into the skin.

Use regularly (like your usual essence) to feel the bounce and suppleness on skin. See your skin return with vigour and enjoy luminescent skin.

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3 samples from Apivita!! A cleanser, a face mask & a sun screen for oily-combination skin!

How many have heard Apivita btw?? I think its quite common in US isn’t it?? (or is it not??)

APIVITA was born in 1979, and was the first natural cosmetics company in Greece. Its sources of inspiration are: the society and the products of the bee, the rich Greek nature and the holistic approach of Hippocrates. The name `APIVITA` means the life of the bee and it stems from the Latin words APIS (bee) and VITA (life). APIVITA`s name reflects identity and our philosophy for an organized, productive and sustainable development modeled as the society of the bee. Our logo is inspired by the Bees of Malia, a rare piece of Minoan jewelry from the 18th-17th century BC. The two bees, together, form a union, symbolizing fertility and harmony. They are also surrounded by an open circle which represents the lyre of Apollo, symbolizing devotion, sustainable development and belief in ancient Greek culture.

Light Texture Face Cream for Oily – Combination Skin SPF30: 83% natural ingredients

  • High protection with SPF 30 and UVA 17
  • Offers effective protection against UVA and UVB radiation with photostable combination of sun filters and sea lavender
  • Helps regulate skin oiliness and offers matte effect with propolis, licorice, horse chestnut, vitamins B3 and B7
  • Protects against photoageing and free radicals with propolis, sea lavender, lycopene and vitamin E
  • Enhances skin defense and maintains skin’s natural moisture with sea lavender and panthenol

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the suncare range with organic green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products (protection from premature aging and free radicals).

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of Parabens, Alcohol, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, Colorants, Phthalates, PCM, NM!

How to use: Apply the product before sun exposure. Apply sufficient quantity* (2mg/cm2). Re-apply frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring, swimming or towelling. Reducing this quantity will significantly lower the level of protection. Avoid long exposure to the sun, even if using a sunscreen. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Over-exposure to the sun can present a serious threat to health.

*half of a teaspoon for the face

  • It is suggested for oily and combination skins
  • Ideal for men’s skin

Deep Cleansing Mask: 89% natural ingredients

  • Cleans deeply, removes excess of sebum and tightens the pores
  • Rejuvenates the skin, leaving it soft and radiant
  • Ideal for oily, combination skin types, for men and teenagers

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the face mask range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of Parabens, Silicone, Propylene glycol!

How to use: Apply a generous layer evenly onto cleansed face. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off well with water. Use weekly 1- 2 times or as often as needed depending on your skin type.

Purifying Tonic Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin: 98% natural ingredients

  • Natural cleansing agents remove dirt and excess oil without drying the skin
  • Propolis offers mild antiseptic and antioxidant action
  • Citrus tones and refreshes skin while juniper essential oil offers rejuvenation
  • Lemon and tea tree essential oils regulate oil secretion and offer a matte look

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the facecleansing range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of SLES, SLS, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Silicones and Propylene Glycol.

How to use: Gently massage daily onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

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ULTIMATE COLLA-GEN!! Wah.. One i’ve been waiting for~!!!

Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ Korea’s No.1 preferred Collagen.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen offers Korean nano molecular collagen derived 100% from fish scales & laboratory tested to be more than 50% smaller than other commercial brands, ensuring efficacious absorption & utilization by the body.

√ Available in 2 formulations GOLD- for nurturing Bones and Joints and PLUS- for nurturing Skin, Hair and Nails.

√ Each sachet is only 38Kcal and contains 5,000mg Nano Collagen plus 6 other nutrients.

√ Halal certified in Korea, Ultimate Colla-gen taste light and refreshing on its own with no fishy after taste.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ No preservatives. No trace metals. No sugar. No empty promises.

√ Produced in GMP environment – a compulsory standard enforced by US FDA.

√ Packed into individual sachets, convenient and hygienic.

Empty one sachet of Ultimate Colla-gen into a glass of cool water or juice, mix well and drink. For people taking medication, it is preferable to leave a 2-hour period between Ultimate Colla-gen and any medication. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please seek medical advice before taking Ultimate Colla-gen.

Taste good or not?? let me try a pack tomorrow and keep you guys posted!!

Update on 26th June 2013:

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Drinking my first pack today! pretty excited.. The fact that it’s not slimming powder makes me feel that it’s gona taste better! Lots better!

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When pouring the powder, you can already smell the mild sweetness and you know this is gona taste good! It totally smells like those Vitamin C tablets (ie: Redoxon perhaps) or even Eno Fruit Salt.. 

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The powder turns pink when u pour it into your drink (or juice) but its not gona change your drink color.. so dun worry! Overall, i think it’s pretty yummy and may taste better if you actually added it into juice than plain water. Plain water is tasteless and this powder does not taste as sweet as what you are smelling..

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Lexus & Collagen drink is my breakfast for today!!

So that’s all for today! This is a relatively short post, short as in i did not do much review but will update them once i get to use any of the product!! Stay tune!

Oh and…. i mentioned i did a perm last week right?? Here’s my new look!

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*This pic is greatly edited by iPhone app just because i looked too worn out! But the perm is great!! You can visit Athens facebook page HERE or their webpage HERE!! Will update my experience soon! =D

April Trove – Spring Update

It’s Spring!!!! Is it?! I’m soo happy to reach home seeing a bunch of stuff waiting for mi in my room!! My Apr VT! My 2 other packages which i purchase online!!

But for now, let’s see what we have in April trove!

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Tadaaaaa~~ when i open up, I’m shock! shock in many way!

“huh!? This month’s trove just like that???”

“No moree other thing??”

“OMGGGoshhh~ Elizabeth Arden!! Dr.Ci:Labo!!!”

Best part was… just nice i used up my last drop of facial form last night! and this Trove products came just in the right time.. guess, variety (quantity) doesn’t matter anymore!

Below is a closer look of my trove item..

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I’m pretty excited with Dr.Ci:Labo products.. Previously i got a Aqua-Collagen-Gel from them but haven got a chance to use yet! and now comes moreee ^_^

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These are what i’ve gotten!

BB PERFECT CREAM WHITE 377 – This multifunctional bb cream consists of Beauty Essence + Facial Cream + Makeup Base + Concealer + Makeup foundation all-in-one tube! Covers instantly all blemishes, small wrinkles and dullness and amazingly creates a smoother and lustrous radiant looking skin. It is very easy and quick to apply on the face and is for all type of skin. Only takes 30 seconds to cover your entire face!

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This bb cream is formulated with amazing new brightening ingredient “WHITE 377”.
Also formulated with Alpha-Arbutin, bellis perennis and edelweiss flower extract. It will help fighting against regularly appearing “dark spots” and “skin dullness”.

It is also formulated with EGF which helps promote the regeneration of skin cells. EGF works aggressively against the signs of skin damage caused by UV rays, as well as other skin problems such as the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and dryness.

What is WHITE 377? It is developed based on the polyphenol substance found in the European Red Pine, an evergreen coniferous tree. White 377’s power to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme activity is 7,000 times that of arbutin and 2,400 times that of either kojic acid or ascorbic acid sodium salt.

What is EGF? EGF is a type of protein that originally exists in the human body. The application of EGF on the skin will help increase the skin’s elasticity and ability to retain moisture.

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The retail price is gona kill me.. but if it’s good, i seriously dun mind investing S$62 (30g) on it each time! Price based on website.

Next up….

SUPER WASHING FOAM EX – Moisturizing ingredients encapsulated in a nanocapsule. A fine, a botanical cleansing ingredient’s creamy lather’s elastic texture to remove debris, dirt, pollutants and other impurities thoroughly yet gently.

Features & Benefits:

●A gentle face-wash containing micro-rich bubbles.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen, Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.

Retail price for it is S$47 (100g) – price based on website.

SUPER CLEANSING EX – Gently remove makeup without losing moisture ! When the cleanser is worked with makeup on the skin, it slowly turns into oil, Thoroughly remove even the toughest makeup, dirt and other impurities. While massaging, the gel will transform into oil, its gentle warming effect soften dead skin cells and lifts the makeup. It carefully catches impurities and clears the pores, removes dead skin cells.

Features & Benefits:

●Leave the cleansed skin moist and smooth.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen,  Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.
●You will feel warmness as you massage
●Can also be used with wet hands!

Retail price for it is S$50 (120G) – price based on website.

AQUA-COLLAGEN-GEL SUPER MOISTURE EX – All skin troubles are caused by the loss of moisture of the Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. In addition to the internal factors such as high level of stress, the external factors like air conditioning and the increase in the UV exposure are now causing the dryness of skin, where many women today experience it in earlier age than before. The dryness of skin can lead to sagginess, wrinkles, blemishes, and many more. It also makes the skin more vulnerable to be damaged.

The new and improved “gel” can fully rehydrate, coat the skin surface to lock in hydration, and retain moisture by adopting the latest Nano technology, “Collagen HC Nano Capsules.” “Collagen HC Nano Capsules” is 200 nanometers (1 nanometer=one billionth of a meter) size of capsules made of multiple layers. This advanced technology allows the microscopic capsule full of ingredients to reach deeper into the skin, where it’s needed.

Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX covers six-steps of the daily skin care process (Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base) all-in-one simple application. This easy to maintain daily moisturizer can enhance the natural healing ability of human skin, which is one of the core philosophies of Dr. Shirono in producing products for his patients. Over 120 kinds of all natural skin beautifying ingredients are combined with the technology of Collagen HC Nano Capsule to assist to improve skin condition.

Features & Benefits:

●Collagen HC Nano Capsule is an approximately 200 nano-meters diameter capsule that is made up of numerous layers of phospholipid membrane, same substance as cell membrane.
●Complete “6-In-One” Moisturizer after washing your face.(Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base)
●Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture EX keeps your skin moisturized all day long.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils, no petroleum surfactant, paraben free and alcohol free.

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Retails price for it is S$65 (50 – 1 month) – price based on website.

You can click HERE if you are unsure of the steps to use the product…

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Register HERE to get your one week trial (just like what i have here) at S$10!!! Isn’t it a great bargain!!!!

Alright, enough of the gaga-ing about Dr.Ci:Labo!! Next i’m gona show you what i’ve got for Elizabeth Arden!

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First, it’s Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser!

This gently foaming cleanser with enzymatic micro-beads instantly removes dead surface cells, reducing the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Melts into skin to effectively cleanse, purify and detoxify. Skin looks instantly brighter, more even toned and glowing.

– Mild surfactant

– Melting Beads

– Protease enzyme

Specifically formulated for and tested on Asian skin.

Retail price: S$55 for 125ml

Update on 31st March 2013: 

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This cleanser has micro beads! Tho i din see my face become any whiter but my face feels clean after each wash.. (which facial foam doesnt -_-) oversll i think this is just a so-so cleanser..

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Next, Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ Shade 01!

This protective daytime beauty balm provides high protection from sun and pollution as it instantly hydrates and brightens skin. Contains melanin-inhibiting and anti-aging technology to fight the appearance of discolorations and fine lines. Imparts a smooth, even toned look and a soft, translucent glow. In three skin-enhancing shades.

– UVA,UVB protection (SPF 30)

– Pigments

– Hyaluronic acid

– Alistin

– Adenosine

– Allantoin

– Citrolumine-8

– CR Extract

– Licorice Extract

Retail price: S$80 for 125ml

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I did a little test on my hand and as you can see, this bb cream is quick creamy. Not those liquid runny type.

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If you ask me, i would say the coverage is just so-so.. but as per the pic, you can see my hand is “glowing”! Does gives a radiant look…! So if you don’t have pigmentation as bad as me, this is pretty good bb cream for you!

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Next, Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules!

This high performance nighttime serum in a capsule delivers potent natural hop extracts to intercept melanin synthesis at every phase, diminishing excess pigmentation and the appearance of uneven skin tone. Powerful botanicals, vitamin C derivative and environmental protectants fight the damaging effects of pollution and support skin’s natural collagen elastin matrix, to give skin a smoother brighter look.

See a profoundly visible transformation: skin looks smooth, crystal clear and translucent – glowing with confidence.

– SpectraBrightTM

– BV-OSC

– Licorice Extract

– D’Orientine S

– Gatuline I

Retail price: S$140 for 50 capsules

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This night capsule is good! A small capsule contain quite a lot of serum.. It feels oily on ur hand. but when u apply, the oil seems to form up a protecting layer on your face and slowly being absorbed and it became less oily and face feels smooth (but if u rub it hard, u can actually still feel the oil after some time) Seems like i can understand better the reason behind the price now.. worth it if you dun mind the price..

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VT even include this ALL JAPANESES words booklet for us.. (like i know how to read!?) Lucky for those who can read but this booklet seems pretty useless to me and i would rather visit the web! hahaha..

Overall i think this is a pretty impressive trove, value aside! The more trove we get the more we understand that most item are sample pack and can easily be requested from the beauty counters, For eg: Dr.Ci:Labo products, it merely cost S$10~ due to the current promo. However, if there isn’t any promo, this whole trial set is worth about S$15! That’s almost half my Vanity Trove price! But to me, it’s the effort that they put in to recommend you new and probably effective products! Ask yourself, if VT din not throw in this products, will you go to (say) Dr.Ci:Labo counter to ask for every sample every month? At least i won’t.. LOL..

Hope you had enjoy reading.. ^_^ Will keep you guys posted if i started using any of the products here… oooh~~ excited!!

Tinted Moisturizer? BB Cream?? or Foundation??

Are you a fan of Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream or Foundation??

I’m a fan of BB Cream.. I can still recall how i doubt the effect of a BB cream when it was first introduced to me..

“Is it that magical!?”

“If BB Cream can do wonder then what is concealer??”

“It sounds so harmful!”

But after i tried using once.. ( i remember i was like.. “ok should i put on concealer first or bb cream first??!” LOL!!!) i fell madly in love with it… It really works like magic! From then on, i no longer rely on concealer..

So what’s the diff between all of them?? See below pic..

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I grabbed below pic from Kiehl’s FB page! and I find it quite true to description. I ever tried Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and indeed the coverage was not as good as my regular BB cream (from Ettusais). But it definitely gives my face a dewy look! When i still have my tinted moisturizer then, i used it as a makeup base before i put on my BB cream. As for moisturized or not, its not like i can tell immediately.. but it doesn’t make my skin drier than dry, that makes me very happy already! LOL..

I seldom use foundation as I feel that it will clogged pore to insane extend! The most i used is probably a mineral loose powder after putting on my BB cream.. Why? no particular reason.. Purely because my BB cream is too fair for me and i need my loose powder to darkened my complexion! HAHAHAH.. till i finished this BB cream, I’m not gona throw it away…

Febuary Trove – Romancing Beauty

Dang dang dang dang~~~~ It’s time again for Vanity Trove!!!

This month’s trove is a bit… half excited and half not. Why?? Read on!!

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Seems pretty “light” this month ya? haha.. nothing too hoo-ha about~

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So first, Let me introduce you to something that i’ve seen at most 7-eleven outlet!

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The GABANite All Natural Drink Relaxer…! Like what is printer on the bottle, specially formulated for night time to help you sleep! Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) and melatonin are naturally produced in the body and are responsible for relaxation and sleep. This drink provides the additional GABA and melatonin (along with other important ingredients) needed for individuals to relax and be calm during times of stress which affects sleep. Better sleep leads to better work performance, social interaction and better life.

I haven try this because i have no problem sleeping at night thus I’m pretty worry if i drink this i will … OVERSLEPT!! hahahaha!!! Will i??? I can’t recall how much 7-eleven is selling this but it probably won’t cost more than S$5 per bottle like this and a bottle is about 60ml! For maximum result drink whole bottle at one go(!) else half a bottle should do the trick! Zzzz~ (should be tasty in a way as its berry flavour, with a natural sugar substitute, Stevia.)

You can check out THIS SITE for more GABANite drink information!!

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No wonder people says.. PACKAGING IS VERY IMPORTANT This not-very-eye-catching Aloe Vera Gel by Jorubi is the “Gem” of Jorubi products!! This aloe vera gel soothes/moisturizes skin, promotes healing of minor burns/wounds/ulcers, relieves rashes/sunburn/chaffing/abrasions/skin irritations. (reminds me of the Moa green balm)

This gel is not very expensive.. S$19.80 for 120ml, S$11.20 for 30ml and S$3.75 for 10gm! Easily available at Watsons/Guardian/SaSa/Unity!!

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NOW THIS IS WHAT I WILL GO CRAZY FOR!!! Not only its from KIEHL’S!! IT’S….. Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution!

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Tho its only 4ml but each time (morning & night) i only have to use a drop only spot area before moisturizer..

Clearly Corrective™ DARK SPOT SOLUTION is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin:

• In as little as 2 weeks, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity.
• In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a continued reduction in dark spots intensity and 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring.  Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women.
• In 8 weeks, 87% of women clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity.
• With continued daily usage, Clearly Corrective helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations.
• No Silicones. No Parabens. No Fragrance. No Colorants. No Optical Diffusers.

I had use it for *counting* …. about 3 days already and i’m pretty impress with the results! No.. my freckles are still visible but they seems to have lighted quite a bit! Not too sure is it due to Shakura facial treatment or Kielh’s! but i think both plays a part!! if this Kielh’s is still working after i finish the whole sample, i tell you.. I’M GONA GO GET ONE FULL SIZE SOLUTION!!! What? how much you are asking??? Seriously if is works well i think S$49.50 is still consider alright for a 30ml bottle!!!!

Hmm.. that means this 4ml we got from VT is worth S$6.60? 4ml last easily more than 2 weeks for me.. great! this is…. totally a good investment!! HAHAHAHA!!

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Alright, next in the list.. something from Origins.. not too excited about this as i recall i’ve gotten this in one of my trove alright.. just a regular anti-aging serum.

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I believe this tube is no stranger to most girls out there!! BB Cream from Skin79. Many firsl are crazy over Skin79 bb cream.. but for my, i think Ettusais better.

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This bb cream is a bit too runny and coverage is not there. If i need to use this, i think i will apply it on top my my Ettusais bb cream to give it a dewy glowing look! It will works well for people gg after dewy glowing look and coverage is not an issue for them. & where to get them? Watsons/Guardian/SaSa/BHG/John Little/BeautySpring! Not too hard to find ya!?

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This little soap caught my attention! It’s Yuan Mandarin Orange Soap – Sweet Happiness! I like the oriental and unique packaging. As this is a sample size, we are not able to see the embossed print on the regular soap. (continue scrolling down)

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(looks quite different eh?? LOL!!)

Antibiotic was discovered in a mould found in an orange peel. The tangerine plant has a sweet scent that calms and helps relieve stress. Besides the function of preventing cellulites,  it has a gentle whitening effect with antibacterial properties. Suitable for dry normal to dry skin.

Ingredients: Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Water, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Sucrose, Tangerine (Citrus Tangerina) Extract, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Peel Oil, Orange (Citrus Dulcis) Oil, Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) Oil

Cost is quite “wow” for me.. 100gm ±10g for RM29.90/NT250/S$13.90 and only available at selected Unity Pharmacy..

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you know one thing that will always turns me on?? …. ok, other then anti-spot products.. YES! Masks! From face mask to hair mask to hand/foot mask! & this month, we’ve got a Love More Face Mask!

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This snail healing mask is enriched with the precious snail mucin and is made to deep hydrate your skin and heal epidermis tissue for a renewed and younger looking complexion with Copper peptide for anti-aging, firming and anti-wrinkle effect. & like all other mask, you just need to apply this mask on cleanse face for 15-20 mins!

Visit HERE to see more Love More masks! Sexy Mask available toooo!!! Just looking at the website already made me wana grab all their mask!! SOOO MANY MASK!

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Last last last but not least!! This little SOUFFLE MARIN Energizing Oxygenating Serum from Phytomer!

Lights up your complexion like a walk in the sea air. A real breath of fresh air, this serum contains active marine ingredients which neutralize harmful pollutants, enhance the skin’s natural defenses and help it to breathe – for a fresh complexion and toned skin.

Okay, those sounds like what u read from the web! To me, the best that i see is.. this serum is suitable for oily-combination skin and tackles pimple and blackheads/whiteheads problem!

I don’t know if it works but if you are keen, it is only available at Guardian (MBS & Paragon ONLY) S$119 for 30ml.. guess its very exclusive… 🙂

Loreal Lucent Magique BB Cream

SERIOUSLY.. I gave up in waiting for this Lucent Magique BB Cream (sample). It took forever to reach mi! I’m very excited about this product initially.. but now, NAH!

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This is Loreal’s latest beauty product! The 10-in-1 magique bb cream!

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It comes out white with “microbeads”… i thot this whole thing is gona WHITEN my face.. O_O

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But as i blends it on my hand… i think the “microbeads” sort of break open and becomes nude colour..

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Thus it eventually does blends in with your skin giving you a more radiant look. Seems like “radiant” is the beauty key word now…

Sorry for the really short post, i promised to “amend” this post once i start using this product!!

September Trove – Fall In Love

Dear readers,

I’m soooo sorry that i missed out this post!! My August Trove! This trove is quite useful for me in a way.. it’s all stuff that i will use.. 🙂

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First.. Oilum body cleanser and lotion.. hahahaha!! u know wat? this body cleanser made mi cracked my head for days thinking… “This fragrance is soo familiar!! What is it????” strawberry?? NO! lavendar?? NO!! white musk?? NO!!! it was till the last drop and i went…. AHHH BANANA!!!!!  It is BANANA!!! the sweetness of a ripe banana~!!

I din mean to say it smell horrible.. i mean banana is nice!! sweet.. made me a little hungry tho..  I haven try the lotion but i’m already looking fwd to use it..

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Just one note.. item looks like an old stock~ label prints are like washed out..  😦 i hope it is not..

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NEXT~~~ *drumroll*

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Princess Pinki cream!!!!! wow! those who read my blog.. you knew i bought a Princess Pinki Trove some time ago in July.. and now i see this cream.. i was like.. WTH~!! If this is included in a regular trove then why should/would i spend my money on the limited edition one?!

True enuff that for a $25 trove its very joyous thing to rec’d a princess pinki but the thot of myself spending $40 on the limited edition made me goes crazy~!!! %^&*#$

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Here.. another serum.. i think this can be found in Sasa.. haven use this yet.. guess will review it when i used it.

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Eye Shadow~ well.. eye shadow is my forever nightmare~ i can nvr do my eyeshadow neatly nicely~!!! But still is is good to see some cosmetic in my trove!!

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Wow~!! BB Cream.. my love~~ this is from Pure Beauty. i don’t think this bb cream have any sunblock effect as nothing like thst was stated in and out of the packaging.. i believe this is a full BB Cream and i plan to gift it out as Christmas gift to my friend! I cant bear to say goodbye to it but the fact that it has no SPF made me felt … “oh i still need extra sunblock care”.. pure laziness! >_<

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Are all beauty surprise box gona do same thing every month?? they all include eyeshadow and nail polish in the same month~! but i muz say.. i prefer this color more than what i got in Bellabox!

This is a almost nude color with some duochrome effect~! very pretty.. its a good color for days when i want to go simple but let people notice i’m wearing polish~!

Next few items that im gona show u are the extra treats i got from entering the promo code into my subscription.

How to get the promo code? Just need to share that one particular post that VT post on their wall every month telling you what’s the theme for the coming trove, follow the steps and they will send you the code to enter to your subscription!

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What did i get? haha! Leader’s Hydrgel Eye Patch.. it’s quite light weight and fits nicely. Cooling and the fact that it is transparent, people can’t see that you are doing your masking session unless they come very near you!! hahahaha!!

No more “I SAW A GHOST” incident… =P

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Next here is this sweet yummy mask!!! this mask is sooooo sweet and smell so yummy! i love this~! this brand is quite common and i think it has been around for quite some times already.

My skin feels clean and smooth after i washed off the mask.. definitely a mask that i will purchase again.. *thumbs up!*

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It’s another pure beauty cream.. but this time it is not eye cream! this is a lotion!! haven use it tho but i believe it will smell as nice effect as good as the eye cream!

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Together in this month’s trove, there is a complimentary facial and a S$5 Sasa voucher! Sasa voucher is super useful for me.. as for the facial… i think i can go when i have the time!

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THIS IS COOL! Vanity Trove Pink Carpet event – Sally Hansen Nail Care Nail Art Workshop!! I’m so tempted to go~!! but.. need to save up quite a bit so i think gona give it a miss this time.. 😦

I might change my mind anytime tho~! wahahahaha!!

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If you know La Mer i think you might be interested in this… but i’ve attended too much beauty workshop this month, im gg to skip this as well… oops!

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Last but not least, I’m already looking forward to my next Trove~!!!

August Trove – Rocket Science

Ah ha! It’s time again for the once a month thingy!! Ah.. Don’t worry! It’s not menses time.. It’s Vanity Trove time!!!

This month’s trove was a bit late.. And with the courier service “mis-delivery” it’s even later.. What actually happen? Ah.. Long story.. But since u insist to know, I will share a bit! (hahahaha!!)

VT had announced (on FB) that trove will be late but will still be arriving bef Aug! I’m waiting with my neck longer than giraffe’s! And on 31st morning, while I was out in the morning, the courier came! Shucks!! Y no call me!?

I called courex back to arrange for re-delivery anytime that day as I’ll be home WHOLE DAY! But they said the earliest date for re-delivery is 2Aug! Man~~! At the same time I checked w them izit a norm that courier guy not calling bef delivery? And guess wat, they said only upon request then they will call bef delivery.. (thn wat’s e diff w this courier and Singpost Registered Mail??) So I decided to drop VT an email.. With VT’s reply I’m sure we think alike! Courex should call before delivery! That is the norm! What is Mr. Courex (i’m not mentioning name but I’m keeping the delivery notification w his name) doing?? Where is the good service courex USED TO have??

Sigh…..

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Anyway, here’s my trove! Kinda weird to see a pack of sth taped outside the Trove.. Did they forgot to put it in or was it an extra due to the delay??
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Plenty of fun stuff!!! Quite happy with this month’s trove as it doesn’t have facial foam, toner & moisturizer anymoreeee!! Yippie!!

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Here here!!! The culprit that makes this trove soo heavy!! Hahaha!! Brands Innershine Essence!! One grape seed extract and one prune!

Just tried the grape seed extract.. WAH !! I feel as if I will hv diabetic on the spot! Hahahah!! So sweet so thick!! But the aftertaste is so yummy! Hahaha… A lil sourish but not to the extend u will goes >_

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Here is the apple of my eye!! This shower gel smell sooooooo nice! It made mi feel like I’m showering in some 5 stars hotel!!! I used it this morning and I can still sense the fragrance lingering around mi when I’m in office for almost half a day already!! If it is cost effective, I might consider getting a regular size!?? Hiak hiak hiak!!! Heartz!!

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Next next!! Eye therapy mask~ planned to try it tmr… Shall update over the weekend!! ^^V

UPDATE on 11 August 2012: here’s my very late update!! finally got my chance to use this eye mask last weeeek..!

 

Generous serum in a pack.. might not see it in my pic.. but its really der, just that the angle i took my pic is… ya BAD! 

 

The mask.. It’s a one whole pcs thingy!! now even the neglected area get some nourish!! hahaha.. i’m not sure to say its good or it’s bad.. 

Good because i feel less tired aft the masking session. i dono izit because i just took a power nap of 10mins or because it really makes mi feel better.. HAHA! & bad because other than that i don’t feel anything special..

Probably other type of mask may be better for mi.. geez~!

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Well well.. Here’s Origins anti aging serum!! Shall I keep this for myself or gv to mama?? Hmm…

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Can u guess what’s this without mi telling u?? It took mi half a min to figure it out! HAHAHAHAH!! I was still wondering if it’s some mask or something.. Who would guess oxypad is really a PAD!?!??

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I….. struggle quite some time to finally decided to keep (post) this pic.. I will not open to show u as I mite be gvn warning for posting not suitable pic!! Lolx! This pack includes a regular day pad and 2 pantyliner?

It is said to have color warning ‘function’!! If the appears to be yellowish/greenish brown, u shd consult a gynae. If its pure yellow, u’re normal. Cool? U decide!

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Pure Beauty Bon Voyage Essential eye cream! I think my mom will love mi for sharing this with her!! She love this eye cream!! I had got this too from previous special trove!! The mild rose scent is really attractive!!

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This is Majorlica Majorca Eye Reset gel a.k.a. eye makeup remover.. this is good.. almost works the same like my Biore Jelly makeup remover. Just that this is specially for eye area.

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Just a little bit like this, smaller then 10c coin, i can remove my eyeliner (waterproof gel liner from Kate)..

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PLEASE! pardon my *uncensored* untrimmed brow! i waiting for it to grow so that i can visit Erabelle! LOL!! (You’ll find out why Erabelle soon!)

Here.. see.. my eyeliner is gone without much effort.. Its a good eye makeup remover IMO. but since i already have my Biore jelly makeup remover, which can remove waterproof eye makeup too, i don’t see a point in why should i purchase this. But if u are those who needs specifically EYE makeup removal, i will recommend you to get it.. It’s quick and easy!

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SAMPAR!!! one of the featured items in August VT!

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Seriously… I’m clueless in how to use them and what to do with them!! gosh~!! probably i can bring it down to the counter one day and check with them.. hearing them explain is better than reading from web!!

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And they include a 1-minute quick fix session that comes w a complimentary mini Glamour Shot Eyes. I wonder if i can bring a friend down with me to experience this.. hmm.. but i know Origins can!!

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Here’s my Origins  Mini Facial treat!! hmm it’s stated that exclusive for VT Member.. but i think what they meant was only the 1-day supply of Plantscription anti-aging duo. WHY? see below…

This mini facial is actually free – at all time! Above info was cropped from their official site.. anyone can just head down to Origins store for your mini facial if you had booked your appointment. So i guess it ain’t really that exclusive afterall.. (-___-)

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Next! here’s my Erabelle Erabrow Design promo voucher.. it’s almost 40% off..? so why not take this chance to drop by and experience the “everybody-say-good” brow trimming!

Other than these vouchers, VT also included a Zalora discount code for us.. 🙂

That’s all?? Of cuz not!! Remember there’s a Vanity treats by Watsons when u share some post by VT? Well.. Here’s the treat!!

• Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Mulberry Foaming Scrub
• Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
• Skin 79 BB Cream

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Now this is Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Mulberry Foaming Scrub!!! Tried it this evening. Hmm.. Seems quite mild? Feels like another foaming scrub, nth too special.. 🙂 but good to be able to try it..

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Now this Biore Makeup remover ain’t something new to me.. Tried it preciously in one of the VT special edition trove and had bought a regular size one.. If u hvn try this, I’m telling u, YOU SHOULD! this is mad heaven!! See my previous post HERE and see how I fall in love with it!!!

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Skin 79 BB Cream I’m sure is nth new to u.. I wun elaborate much on this as I trust that you have at least used once or twice of this BB cream before.. Probably samples or from qoo10?

In short, Skin 79 have great BB Cream but I’m still loving my Ettusais one! Heee!!

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Alright.. summary of this month’s trove? LOVE! in fact i prefer this month’s. Tho last month is all about atas brand but giving my sth branded yet not useful to me seems pretty useless. (wah.. wat am i saying?) But its still good to have them as i can hold on to them till the day i ran out of any products (toner/moisturizer/facial foam) i can just grab one and try it!

Now that we’ve seen all i’ve got in Aug Trove.. If you are keen in getting one for yourself or ur friend, feel free to click this LINK to subscribe/order.. August trove is still available but at a higher price (SGD30) now as it’d revealed and is consider batch 2. But nonetheless, Sept Troves are open for pre-oder at SGD25!!!! Grab yours now~!

Let’s look fwd to September’s FALL IN LOVE!!

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