Handmade Bamboo Salt Soap (Charcoal)

I almost thought it was those agar-agar (gelatin) mooncake when I was presented this a dozen of this at Idoori!!  How naive!! Must have been my tired mind not functioning well!!

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There are many kinds of bamboo salt soap as you can see from above picture..

The one question that pop in my mind when I was being introduced to Bamboo Salt was…

“What’s so great about these Bamboo Salt soap man?”

Bamboo salt removes heavy metal and toxic materials from the body and provides mineral to the circulation systems. Bamboo salt help removes foreign objects from the skin and bring anti-bacterial effects. Its rich mineral and various positive effects to the skin will improve your skin tone effectively – it’s excellent for Acne, Excema, moisturizing, cleaning pore & soften skin!

*ehem* Cleopatra & Yangguibi were known to use salt during their baths!

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  • Bamboo salt is made of sea salt roasted in the bamboo pipes.
  • Bamboo salt is formulated from a proven 1300 year old traditional Korean remedy.
  • Bamboo salt is the newly-reborn salt (containing natural compounds with its own original function of salt) roasted in the furnace (device used for high-temperature heating) at over 800 Degree Celsius! It uses bamboo, pine tree, pine resin and loess, which unifies the five elements with removal of impurities and harmful heavy metal substances existing in natural sea salt.

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BENEFITS OF BAMBOO SALT

Enhancement of metalbolism – Salt takes a lead in metalbolism that decomposes food and discharges waste. When a metalbolism does not go smoothly, your blood becomes more acidic and you are easy to be attacked by various diseases due to low immune functions.

Helps production of red blood cells and clean blood vessels – If the human body is lack of salt, this leads to indigestion and anemia, due to iron deficiency and poor production of red blood cells. Not forgetting to mention, salt prevents arteriosclerosis and hypertension.

Production of cells –  Bamboo salt recovers dead/destroyed cells in a fast way. If we take good quality salt with clean water, it activates our body and helps remove skin problem such as liver spots, freckles & acnes.

Detoxification & Sterilization – Salt keeps cells & blood vessels from harmful substances or bacteria & increases antibiotic resistance of human body.

Supply of minerals – Bamboo salt purifies blood vessels of human body and helps digestion, prevents protein discharge in urine by improving intestinal functions. Salt provides minerals essentials for the human body as well.

Stop fever and bleeding – Salt on bleeding regions caused by abrasion provides immediate coagulation (clot) of bleeding.

Help digestion – Salt helps remove the impurities on the wall of stomach and intestines and it enhance bowel movement and functions by preventing abnormal fermentation in bowels.

Balance of body fluid – Salt controls moisture level in the body, keeps the metabolism balance between acidity and alkaline and absorbs and delivers nutrients in the blood.

9 TIMES BAKED BAMBOO SALT – This method enhances the amalgamation of minerals from the bamboo and the yellow clay into the sea salt. However, it is thought that bamboo salt has effectiveness when baked more times, 9 times being the best. The alkaline salt has a high oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and its alkaline nature helps to neutralize the acidic toxins in the body.

Enough of the theory, let me show you some visuals of the Charcoal Bamboo Salt that I was given to try~

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Charcoal Bamboo Salt absorbs deep into pores to draw out dirt & oil. It frees up congested pores and help to eliminate acnes, blackheads & bumps!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9 times baked bamboo salt
  • Green tea
  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Tocopherol
  • Vitamin E
  • Glycerin
  • Lavender oil

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If you had realized, which I think you should have, the top part of the soap is darker colour as compare to the base. The darker colour part is where the salt all gathers. It’s rough textured on top and smooth at the base.

The rough part works like a scrub to me.. It gently exfoliate my skin leaving it smooth yet squeaky clean!

After a few use, you can see the dark grey part is almost gone… The textured feel slowly gets milder and milder.. BUT that doesn’t mean that all for the salt!

If you look again INTO the soap, you will see bits of lil black dot inside the soap! That’s salt too – yes I had licked it, it’s salty but not as salty as the dark grey top part..!

And you thought this is only a face soap? NO. It’s a multipurpose soap! It’s good for body wash & hand wash too..! Although you don’t see lotsa foam formed but this is more than enough to give you that squeaky clean feel already.

I had been using this soap on my face for about 2 weeks (by the time you read this post, perhaps 3-4 weeks already) I’m glad to see my acnes reduced and skin feels smoother!

Kinda regret for not being patient enough to use this soap bar everyday in the initial stage because it was only after a while I realized my stubborn whiteheads/acnes are recovering..! If I had start using them more diligently when I got them then I would have solve my skin problem earlier!

I’m currently sharing the other half of the soap with my fiancé and he’s loving it too!! I would definitely recommend this soap for you guys to try! If you’re keen in other flavors, here’s a quick look for you!

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Where to buy: Idoori/Qoo10

Cost: S$9.90

 

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

LJ GLobal Pte Ltd | Idoori

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Esemtan Wash Lotion

How long have I not been online!? 1-2 weeks?? HAHAHA! I’ve been away for vacation!!! Best vacation ever!! Now that I’m back, I shall waste no time and share with you this product that was sent to me before my *ehem* VACATION~ (I shall share more about my awesome vacation another time!

To be honest, I haven’t heard of Esemtan before! I have no idea where it’s from nor what product they carry (that’s why I decided to give it a try!)
IMG_9249Schülke & Mayr UK Ltd – esemtan

Almost a million people in Singapore suffer dry and itchy skin. Ordinary soap can actually make things worse. And rapidly growing bacteria can cause serious health problems. Some non-soap cleansers kill the germs, but they also wash away your skin’s natural protection.

esemtan is the one hygienic wash that doesn’t harm your skin, damage your hair or sting your eyes. It contains a protective moisturiser and oil restoring substance that leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. Its low 5.0 pH balance means esemtan can be used for adults and babies every single day.

Skin problems? No problem. esemtan can help relieve irritation and accelerate the healing process. Even those with normal skin will enjoy its refreshing sensation and pleasant fragrance.

esemtan also cleans your bathroom. Now you can get rid of those messy soap and shampoo bottles. Get the one that’s clinically proven safe and effective for everyone. That’s why Singapore’s leading hospitals and health professionals around the world choose esemtan.

  • Gentle wash even in cases of dry or hypersensitivity to soap
  • Soap-free and pH skin-neutral formula
  • Mild fragrance
  • Protects the skin against irritation and supports the skin’s natural moisture
  • Universally usable on Hair, Face and Body
  • For all skin types, including babies and elderly

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After using for about a week, I agree this wash lotion is really gentle to skin! Even the fragrance is mild! I felt as if I had used some anti-bac body wash – the clean feeling is good and it is not drying!! Should have brought it with me for my vacation!!

The best part has yet to come!! this wash lotion is ALL IN ONE! I can use it like a hand wash! I can use it like a body wash! Even hair wash is totally fine!!! Who needs to bring so much different bottle out for vacation!!!??

If you didn’t know:

  • Soap-free cleansers work on your skin the same way as soap, but they’re made of milder ingredients that do not deplete skin’s oils.
  • Urea is naturally found in healthy, young skin and is an important part of your skin’s natural, moisturizing system.
  • Use the 3-minute rule: Apply moisturizer within 3 minutes of your nightly cleansing and morning rinse.

Even if you have DRY and Sensitive skin, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the luxury of using product without fragrance. Esemtan wash lotion comes with mild fragrance that helps to bring smile to your daily wash. Making you enjoying every moment – keeping you refresh and happy!

esemtan is now available in Guardian, Unity, Watsons, Independent pharmacy (Pink beauty, Beauty essential), BHG for $19.75/500ml & $35.30/1L!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample Store | Esemtan

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~

October Bellabox – Happy Birthday!

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

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

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

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

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

24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion from NUXE!

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

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

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

Cost?.. S$38 for 200ml

Face & Body Ultra-Rich Cleaneing Gel from NUXE!

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

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

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

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

Cost?…S$38 for 200ml

Multi-Usage Dry Oil from NUXE!

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

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

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

Cost?… S$68 for 100ml

  

Bioderma Makeup Remover!

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

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

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

Cost?…S$15.90 for 100ml

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

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

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

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

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

Cost?… S$68 for 40ml!

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

OK NEXT!! Birthday Present!!!

  

guess what’s that???

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

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

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

Having Fun Samples!

Okay ladies.. How many of you actually use a feminine wash for “intimate care”? No need to raise your hand.. u can keep that secret! hahaha..

I got to know about this brand Lacacyd from Singapore Women Weekly magazine.. There were samples attached in the mag.. White Intermate & Revitalise!

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I tried the White Intimate and gave revitalize to my mom.. i don’t know about her but i think this seems not bad! If you are keen to try, u can go to this LINK to redeem a set of  sample. Samples will be post to you home. Be fast! i don’t know when this redemption will ends.

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RED ALERT: Are you Watsons member?? If you are.. good news!!! From 11th Oct till 31st Oct, the will be a member’s bonus points if you purchase Lactacyd! You can check with Watsons stores for more details!!

Next in my mailbox!!! *excited*

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My samples from The Sample Store!! Just register HERE and you are on your way to redeem your first 3 samples!!

So what did i choose??

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Ossion Mild Touch Detox Bubble Mask! read reviews on it.. like not bad! but i haven started using… i will update this space when review is ready!!

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Hadalabo lotion.. heard many good comments about this but.. seriously.. i have no plans to use it so sooon!

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减肥咯!!2 mini tubes of Bio-essence Inchloss body scrub and body cream.

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The body scrub is really like normal body scrub! no hot sensation but it is definitely HOT! WHY? cuz i accidentally rub my eyes with it and i nearly cant open my eyes~ OOOH~~~

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This is the body cream.. smell sweet too.. really! they do not have those tingy hot smell.. u wun feel like using slimming products..

But seriously the effect.. YET TO SEE ANY! hahahahahaha!!!

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Tadaaaa~~~!! my samples from beauty counter! i hope they dun ban mi one day! but… i got these from my mom and friends…

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First, i got my Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion! this BB cream is lightweight and really soothing! but the coverage isn’t very good. Freckles! u can’t hide under them~! Yes, you can hide freckles! Do it correctly and you will have less visible freckles! How? Instead of swipe them across your face, dap them on spotted area…!

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A 4g sample is quite a reasonable i think… but probably only good for 2-3 use?? Tested. Good for at least a week!

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Sample comes w a mini sponge for application..

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See… this is while applying, u can see it isn’t really very heavy..

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i applied on my right half of hand.. can u see the difference?? well, i can’t! some of u may think its good cuz it doesn’t makes u look like wearing a “mask”.. but i think different. If there is no difference, then wat for i apply it???

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now this pic, i applied on my whole hand. Seems fairer but.. may be due to lighting!

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This isn’t some magnificent pic.. just wanted to show u my gel remover can remove this BB Cream tooo~ ^_^

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NOW.. bare hand after remove BB Cream, seems like hand looks brighter.. HAHAH! not bad afterall… 😀

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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Dirty Works Time Again!!!

Its good knowing u hv a parcel waiting for u at home.. It makes u wana go home faster!! And ytd.. This pack fr glamogirl came!!! See! Nicely packed!

Dad stayed home to wait for Mr. Postman to deliver my 战利品.. Thank you papa (tho 95% u wun be reading this post.. Lol!)

Here are my goodies..

This time I purchased some other items that i din mgt to grab previously.. Face wash.. Body wash.. Night cream.. Facial wipe.. Eye cream..

Smooth and sexy skin is essential at the start of every day so clean up your act with this feel-good lather to leave you feeling revived, recharged and ready to go! With zingy Lemongrass Extract to put an extra spring in your step, it’s time to sing in the shower again (don’t wake the neighbours)!

Don’t you clean up well!!

Good clean fun!!!

Warning: Avoid contact with eyes. Should this occur, rinse immediately with water.

Body wash first! It smells very similar to the body scrub.. But w zingy bit of lemongrass.. I’m not tt sensitive to sense the lemongrass la.. Hahaha! It’s written on the tube! Haha! Other than the nicey nicey scent.. I think nth too special about this shower gel..

How much? …S$8.90!

Kick-start your day in style with this super-kind face wash! It gently removes impurities to leave your skin blissfully clean and ready to face the day!

With moisturising Chicory Extract, Cotton Seed Oil (rich in Vitamin E) and radiance – boosting Papaya Extract, skin is gently yet effectively cleansed and refreshed!

Dermatologically tested. Suitable for all skin types.

Warning: Avoid contact with eyes. Should this occur, rinse immediately with water. Do not use on areas of broken, damaged, irritated or sensitive skin.

Next is this face wash.. im expecting the cooling sensation from this face wash b’coz it says “wake up call”.. (like how the Pore-fect face scrub works, so cooling refreshing till u wakes up!).. but it did not.. this face wash feels quite mild.. and the .. the… the liquid? the soap? the fluid? the gel? the watever u call it.. is very pretty.. it’s pearl white with microshimmer-like thingy.. feel as if after ur face wash, ur face will turned into a big pearl (but obviously it did not!)..

If you asked me, i will prefer the face scrub then this face wash.. this is a so-so kinda product only.. the Pore-fect Face Srub amazed mi more.. 😀

How much? …S$11.90

Going going GONE!

Gentle and effective cleansing to remove make-up and impurities in one simple step!

These ultra caring facial wipes leave your skin looking and feeling fresh!

Feeling fruity! Skin-soothing Marshmallow and super-fruit Cranberry Extract help nourish and moisturise skin! Anti-oxidant properties also help to protect skin against ageing.

Dermatologically tested. Suitable for all skin types.

Wet tissue!? of coz not.. this is the facial wipe to remove makeup.. i nvr liked facial wipe.. after buying this…. i still feels the same. LOL.. it doent have very fragrance kinda scent.. neither its smelly.. but i just feel not very comfortable using this. After i wiped my face, i had this tingy feeling.. like im going to have rashes anytime.. so i decided to give up this precious one to my mom.. hope she will put it to good use!!

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See.. i dun put on loads of makeup do i?? hahahahah! these are all from my face.. BB Cream and more BB Cream..

How much? …S$8.90

Hey-good looking! Be kind to your eyes with this soothing eye cream to help reduce the appearance of tired eyes and dark eye bags!

Boosted with a proven tightening peptide with light-reflecting particles and stimulating Caffeine to help improve circulation around the delicate eye area, this soothing eye cream reduces eye puffiness and dark circles!

Dermatologically tested. Suitable for all skin types.

Warning: Avoid contact with eyes. Should this occur, rinse immediately with water. Do not use on areas of broken, damaged, irritated or sensitive skin.

Eye cream.. haven’t really starting using this yet. But since its highly recommeded, i’ll use it soon and share my thots…!

How much? …S$15.90

Replenishes and recharges skin while you sleep – Sweet dreams!

Bursting with wonder ingredients such as high performance Hyaluronic Acid and Fig extract for deep hydration, as well as Wheatgerm Oil and Peach Kernel Oil that are rich in anti-oxidant Vitamin E, this super-moisturising night cream helps to fight the signs of skin ageing.

Skin is at its most receptive while you sleep. This wonderful cream packed with beauty boosters will help keep your skin looking youthful and feeling totally recharged. Sleeping Beauty!

Dermatologically tested. Suitable for all skin types

Sleep it off Night Cream.. and i really slp it off.. this night cream was given higher rating then the day cream.. so i decided to give it a try.. well… if u asked for my first thot after using, i will tell u.. i dun like it. but if u ask mi 2nd thot aft i woke up this morning, i will say differently!

Cream in the bottle feels a bit.. not running..? i think i can turn the bottle (open) up side down and the cream will not have any movement..! about 1-2 mins after i applied this cream, i start to feel oily.. keep wanting to wipe off the oil on my face.. feel as if it will cause MORE outbreak than wat i alr have!!! but wanted to really see the effect i decided to quickly SLEEP IT OFF! LOL!! & this morning, i wake up my skin feel supple.. it’s not oily at all.. ok, for mi i would usually wake up with oily skin.. but this morning, i wake up with smooth smooth skin! is this my imagination?? i will use it again tonite! argg… just gona pull through the initial oily sensation!! Stay tune for follow up review!!!

How much? …S$19.90

All my Dirty Works!!! Sth’s missing…? Yah! my Coconut Caress Body Butter (gift from Glamogirl) and Bare Necessity Body Lotion (one of the items in my Bellabox) !!!! Gotta let them have a 全家福 fotoz someday! hahahaha!!

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