NYLON x VANITY TROVE November Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS!

I know.. it’s already 2016 but it’s never too late to share good things.

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Today I’m sharing with you what I’ve got in NYLON x Vanity Trove November Edition!!

11 items in one trove and none are sample sachets!!

1. Intercosmo Il Magnifico Mask Spray x 2 (12ml)

2. LANEIGE Water Bank Essence_Ex (10ml)

3. Curél Moisture Lotion II (8ml)

4. Curél Moisture Face Milk (8ml)

5. Curél Intensive Moisture Cream (4g)

6. Bioderma Sensibio H2O (20ml)

7. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Luminoforce Mask (50g)

8. Cosme Decorté Liposome Treatment Liquid (14ml)

9. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ (15ml)

10. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (1 piece)

11. The History of WHOO Gongjinhyang Gift Set: Seol Whitening Skin Balancer (20ml), Whitening Lotion (20ml), and Whitening & Moisture Cream (4ml)

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Let’s take a look at my ALL TIME FAVE makeup remover!!

BIODERMA Sensibio H2O

This micellar water effective remove makeup and is gentle to eyes and great for sensitive skin. You can easily remove eye & lip makeup at one go too! You can read more from here..

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Curél, Japan’s No.1 Brand for Sensitive Asian Skin is formulated from Kao’s extensive dermatological science research. From face and body to scalp and hair, Curél’s hydrating and moisture-retaining ceramide care targets the actual causes of sensitive Asian skin and provides highly effective solutions to improve skin condition.

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Who doesn’t know about Biore!? Biore is probably one of the most popular known brand when you mention sun protection/makeup remover.

Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel contains unique Aqua Micro Capsules with UV block ingredient to provide superior SPF 50+/PA++++ protection while keeping skin cool and refreshed. It is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & Citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin. Its water-based texture spreads easily and get adsorbed easily without a white cast. Suitable to be used on face and body.

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Next item is from Kao too, it’s MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. It relieve and relax your hardworking eyes! Treat your eyes to a steam bath, soothing them to a comfortable and relaxed state.

If you’re not used to having something covering your eyes while u sleep, you might not like this. In my opinion, you just have to get used to it and you’ll love how it relax your eyes, especially the lavender scent! I fall asleep almost immediately (or am i too tired?).

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Who doesn’t know about Laneige!? Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX is one of the best selling product over at Laneige boutique! It give moisture to your skin and can keep skin hydrated up to 24 hours while improving skin’s texture!!

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A new generation of skincare unlike any you have experienced before.

  • Contains a newly developed liposome using two varieties of phospholipids that contain beauty ingredients that actively target and work on the stratum corneum.
  • Formulated to be biologically similar to the skin, the treatment liquid is able to penetrate instantly into the stratum corneum, achieving an immediate effect on the appearance and vitality of skin.
  • Addresses dryness, irregular skin texture, roughness and dullness, giving firmness, translucency, softness and long-lasting moisture to skin.
  • Suitable for all ages and skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Oil-free, paraben-free and allergy tested.

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I’m sorry I didnt take a good picture of this product!! But clear enough it’s a gift set!

We have Seol Whitening Skin Balancer, Whitening Lotion and Whitening & Moisture Cream in trial size!

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Ok, I’m sua-ku! I don’t know about this good stuff at all! How can like that?

IL MAGNIFICO, it’s a innovative multifunctional treatment that offers 10 benefits! A mask hair spray that combines the consistency and properties of a mask, with the convenience and speed of a spray

10 BENEFITS

  1. Repairs damaged hair
2. Controls frizz
3. Heat protection
4. Easier ironing using a straightener
5. Offers shine
6. Hair color protection
7. Facilitates detangling
8. Adds body and volume
9. Prevents split ends
10. Long lasting hairstyle

MAGNIFICENT RESULTS

  • 100% softer, silkier hair
  • 93% untangling effect
  • 83% easier combing and straigtening

This spray can be applied to both wet or dry hair directly without rinsing, in this way it can be used anywhere and at any time! Speaking of CONVENIENT!

 

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If you prefer the wash off hair mask, they’ve got you covered – Shiseido Luminoforce mask!

LUMINOFORCE focuses on the decline of lipids inside the hair which makes hair coarse. Shiseido’s original “Reducing Hair Coarseness Technology” boosts the suppleness and shine to enhance the beauty of color-treated hair.

Lipid Repair Agent (Olive-derived Squalane as a softening ingredient) – An ingredient derived from olives which closely resembles the properties of naturally occurring lipids found in hair. Has superior penetration and high affinity.

S-Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate as a moisturizing ingredient) – An ingredient with superior moisture retention that keeps the hair well-hydrated.

Evening Primrose Oil and Arginine – LUMINOFORCE imparts gloss by repairing the hair inside and out.

Evening Primrose Oil: Imparts gloss by protecting the hair surface.
Arginine: Repairs melanin holes found inside the hair to control the scattering of light and enhance the luster from within.

Fragrance “ORCHARD BREEZE” – A refreshing, soothing fragrance inspired by an orchard breeze, featuring a floral fruity note. It is a fresh and juicy fruit fragrance imbued with the gorgeous and natural aroma of the noble rose.

Intensively repairs damaged hair to keep a suppleness and shine that complement the beauty of color-treated hair.

Just use once or twice a week. After shampooing, gently remove excess water. Take an appropriate amount of the Mask and work through the entire hair. Leave for 3-5 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over to Vanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

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NYLON x VANITY TROVE Aug/Sep Edition

18 exclusive items in ONE trove worth $150 is now only at $38!! Good bargain isn’t it!

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Today I’m gonna be showing with you not only what’s in the box BUT also EXCLUSIVE discount code for NYLON x VANITY TROVE Aug/Sep edition!!

First, let take a quick look at what’s in it!! 18 items in ONE box!! That’s more than awesome!!

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We have hair care, skin care, body care & even cosmetics in this edition! Pretty well covered ya!! Not to mention, they are all pretty popular brands!

Summary of what I have in the box:

  1. Illamasqua Hydra Veil (8ml)
  2. Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (full-sized)
  3. Astalift Moisture Foam (12g)
  4. Kosé Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask (8g) x 2
  5. Hada Labo SHA Lotion (30ml)
  6. Etude House Back to School Kit
    1. Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack (30ml),
    2. Moistfull Collagen Peeling Wash (10ml)
    3. Real Art Cleansing Oil (15ml)
  7. Belif Hungarian Water Essence (10ml)
  8. Belif The True Cream (10ml)
  9. L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil (30ml)
  10. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Shampoo (50ml)
  11. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Conditioner (50ml)
  12. BRTC Make Over Mask (20g)
  13. Adidas Climacool Antiperspirant (35ml)
  14. Follizin The Cleanser (50ml)
  15. Follizin The Moisturiser (50ml)
  16. Bed Head Hard Head (101ml)
  17. Astalift $10Voucher

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JOHN FRIEDA

This advanced formula addresses the way brunette colour fades on three colour dimensions. With daily use it helps lock in rich, glossy colour and multi-dimensional tones. Formulated with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, this moisturising formula protects and preserves brunette colour as it rehydrates and replenishes dry hair. Suitable for all shades of colour-treated brunette hair.

This shampoo lathers up very quickly! Not sure whether it has enhanced my brunette colour hair but I still enjoy shampooing my hair John Frieda as it not only smells great, my hair feels smoother too!

L’Oréal EXTRAORDINARY OIL

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Japan’s #1 Hair Treatment – Extraordinary Oil is the ultimate miracle hair oil treatment. 1 Miracle Drop, 6 Extraordinary Benefits- Nourish, Soften, Smoothen, Shine, Proetct, Strengthen. Hair is luxuriously nourished and richly protected, leaving it sumptuously smooth and brilliantly shiny with an ultra lightweight non-greasy finish. Hair color is protected against fading with exceptional nourishment.

Now with additional UV Filter – who says hair doesn’t need sunblock!! Without sun protection, you’re putting your hair at risk for faded color due to oxidation, lack of moisture, and overall distress! These short-term effects make strands look and feel dull and dehydrated, but the longer-term problem is premature hair aging (eg: hair lost – remember how thick your ponytail used to be??))!!

Distribute 2-3 pumps onto palm and apply:
1. Before shampoo and conditioner to restore, nourish and prep hair for washing
2. On towel dry/ dry hair (before blow drying) to protect hair
3. Throughout the day for continuous nourishment and shine

FOLLIZIN The Cleanser (50ml)  & FOLLIZIN The Moisturiser (50ml)

The 2 common surfactants found in shampoos – SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate ) and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) are known to be harmful to the follicle and scalp skin. L SLES dissolves the natural oils on your skin and can denature skin proteins which not only causes irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower sensitive layers of the skin. Another lesser known fact is that SLES is a direct cause of dry fuzzy and split hairs. As SLES is also absorbed into the body through the skin, it can mimic the activity of the hormone OESTROGEN in our body 2thereby contributing to hormonal imbalance which is today’s major cause of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Both Cleanser and Moisturizer are gentle yet thorough cleanser formulated for all scalp and hair types. . SLES, SLS and PARABENS FREE!

The thing that’s special about  this shampoo is that they uses:

SuGENE Technology – Breakthrough plant genetics technology that has an appropriate degree of maintaining moisture balance on both the scalp and hair through hygroscopic action. It also acts as a natural preservative.

Rose Oil – a natural astringent that protects the scalp and hair from losing moisture, it is also ideal for irritated skin. Rich in trans-retinol acids which are important for the skin’s collagen production. Provides for more elasticity and natural smoothness for both the scalp and hair.

BED HEAD TIGI HARD HEAD

Be Bold and get spiked up! Dries quickly… defies gravity. You don’t have to have a Mohawk just a serious desire for your hair to stay put!

This lil hair spray here has 5 stars support factor! Super strong hold and firm, hold spiky styles and dries quickly! Suitable for short to medium hair..

Ingredient:

  • Mica – Shine, light reflects off hair
  • Octylacrylamide Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl
  • Methacrylate Copolymer – Mega hold without weight or extreme stiffness with gloss, helps to protect hair from fading & sun damage
  • Sorbitol – Gloss & moisture retention, so hair won’t dry out

I’m getting my friend to try this out!! If it’s good, I’ll let u know!!!

Now that hair is covered, let’s head over to body care!!

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ADIDAS CLIMACOOL ANTI-PERSPIRANT

A unique formula featuring advanced fresh capsule technology activated by movement so that the harder you go the better it works. Anti-white marks.

If you’ve been working up a sweat lately, you know that nothing feels as great as that post-workout high. But unfortunately, that glow also has a price… which is your very own custom, post-workout “fragrance”. The answer to feeling (and smelling) fresh even after a killer spin class is an anti-perspirant deodorant that works just as hard as you do – like the athlete-tested Adidas Climacool Anti-Perspirant Spray. The advanced capsules in its formula aren’t just citrus-scented, they’re also activated by friction, sweat and humidity. When you move, the capsules break, releasing a burst of freshness so that the harder you work, the better this next-level deodorant performs. Perfect for chatting up that cute guy at the water station after your workout! – See more at: http://www.cleo.com.sg/body-awards-2015/best-long-lasting-deodorant-adidas-climacool-anti-perspirant-spray-her#sthash.FICKC76N.dpuf

Winner of CLEO Body Awards 2015! Something worth a try ya!!

Now for skin care (Hurray)!! We are spoilt for choice in this edition’s trove!

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Etude House Back to School Kit

Collagen Moistfull Sleeping Pack: Formulated with Baobab Leaf Mucus and hydrolyzed Marine Collage, this overnight leave-in treatment creates a protective barrier on your skin, locking in vital moisture while you beauty sleep for a youthful, water bouncy skin. After moisturizing, smooth evenly on face before sleeping. Cleanse in next morning with warm water.

4-Free Formula : No Parabens, Benzophenone, Mineral Oil, Talc

Collagen Moistfull Peeling Wash: Formulated with Baobab Leaf Mucus, hydrolyzed Marine Collagen and Natural Jelly (Konjac) beads, this hydrating exfoliator gently refines without over drying the skin. Gently massage into cleansed and towel-dry skin using circular movements for 1~2 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. Use 1~2 times a week is enough..

4-Free Formula: No Parabens, Benzophenone, Mineral Oil, Talc

Real Art Cleansing Oil: Moist textured Cleansing Oil formulated with Argan and Babassu Oils gently removes tough waterproof makeup (ie: Eyeliner, Mascara, Lipstick, BB Cream, Eye Brow) while protecting and moisturizing skin. Apply 2~3 pumps to dry hands and massage onto dry skin. Emulsify by adding lukewarm water (the oil will turn milky white) then rinse thoroughly.

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ASTALIFT MOISTURE FOAM – This creamy moisture foam contains anti-oxidants – Astaxanthin and Lycopene – and hydro-soluble collagen leaving your skin fresh, radiant and luminous always. Key ingredients are Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Collagen, Damask Rose, Shea Butter & Jojoba Seed Oil!

‘ASTA’ in Japanese means tomorrow and ‘LIFT’ refers to the uplift of one’s inner emotions as beauty shines through. The result is a meaningful brand promise that offers renewed skin.

Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare and supplement products with proven efficacy.

Not many know that oxidation – the leading cause of freckles and skin ageing – is responsible for colour fading in photographs. FUJIFILM has applied its advanced understanding of the process of anti-oxidation technology to create ASTALIFT’s award-winning anti-ageing products.

What’s more, Collagen – an important structural protein in human skin – is also the key ingredient for photographic film. FUJIFILM, harnessing its nearly 80 years of collagen research, has effectively channeled this area of expertise to ASTALIFT’s products.

FUJIFILM has also applied its proprietary knowledge of nanotechnology – for exposing and colour developing in film – to allow high concentrations of ultra-fine skin-nourishing ingredients to be delivered effectively and deeply to targeted levels of the skin, while preserving their efficacy. FUJIFILM’s strengths in image analysing technologies – gleaned from our vast experience in the photographic and medical fields – have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.

Inspired by skin cell research. Powered by proprietary nano technology.

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I’m sure many of you are no strangers with Hada Labo & Belif!

Both are pretty hydrating product! A supple/hydrated skin is a health skin! Hydrated skin can absorb products better hence not wasting money!!

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I’m very excited to show you this!!

Kosé Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask – The clay-based mask and scrub combined have a dual effect on the skin, getting rid of blackheads and unwanted dead skin cells.

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It’s pretty easy to spread and I  absolutely LOVEEEE the srcub in this mask! It’s like forever not going to dissolve and I can just go on & on & on scrubbing..

I applied a thin layer on my face and probably less than 5 mins, it’s dry and I can feel the skin tightening! I washed of with luke warm water after that and my skin feels clean and soft! Blackhead weren’t all gone but I was able to remove quite plentiful.. 🙂

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If clay-based mask is not for you, don’t worry! In this edition of trove, we have sheet mask as well!!

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BRTC Makeover Mask Temptation – Double functional for whitening & wrinkle improvement!

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Those ingredients aside!! Look at the mask!! SO CUTE! So eye-catching!!! I can see myself as some dynasty’s empress dowager when using this – back to the future you say??!!

Now, the ingredient! This mask is obtained from 100% natural cotton fibers sheets! The key ingredients are Swallow Nest, Papaver Rhoeas Seed Extract & Coptis Chinensis Root Extract!

If you don’t like dowager style, they even have Cleopatra sia!!

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This is too cute!! I shall share the my look on IG when I used it!!

Now last but not least! ….

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ILLAMASQUA’s HYDRA VEIL – Part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil instantly hydrates and smooths skin through a self-levelling, futuristic clear gel. Microalgae, Vitamin C and B3 work together to help maintain skins hydration levels, creating a healthy looking, balanced finish. Plant extracts also provide a calming and refreshing feeling, leaving skin fully prepped to apply your chosen foundation.

GLAMORE LIPSTICK (full size) – Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn’t give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over to Vanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

Now for the long awaited moment….

*DRUMROOOOOOLL*

DISCOUNT CODE!! Enter “Audrey10 upon check out to enjoy 10% OFF!!!

Good things comes to those who wait!!! (^_^)

 

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

Covermark Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid Workshop – Part 2

Happy 2015 everyone!! Although I am 10 days late BUT(!) it’s the thought that count!!

Not forgetting, Happy SG50!!! Yes, this year is Singapore 50th Birthday tooooo!! 😀

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Well, today’s post has got nothing to do with National Day nor fireworks. I’m here to continue my unfinished work… Do you remember I was sharing with you the Covermark Workshop I attended in early December? CAN’T!!? Nevermind, click HERE to read!

So after I got home, I quickly opened up my goodie bag and found myself a bag full of goodness!!

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Basically, to summerize it all, we’ve got all we need for our daily skin care regime! From makeup remover to cleanser all the way to loose powder!!

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They are very generous to give participants 3 days worth of sample sachet (toner, serum, moisturizer)!!

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Toner smells good and quite hydrating.. 1 sachet like this is more than enough for my whole face and don’t forget your neck!! Neck is one BIG factor that reveals your age!!

150ml – S$160

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After toner, we should use serum. I thought serum should be translucent kinda texture but Covermark’s serum let me feels more like a moisturizer.. Again, don’t be stingy, 1 sachet for 1 usage..

40ml – S$210

I can’t tell you how much I love this Cell Advance collection.. They’re not only moisturizing, they can repair our mother cell and myeloid stem cells! In short, using Cell Advance collection for a period of time, you will notice an uplifting and radiance on your skin! Like glowing from within…!

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Next is this moisturizer… This moisturizer is advisable to use only at night! You must be thinking WHY ONLY AT NIGHT!?

Let me tell you WHY……

Because………………..

DSC03611-1 DSC03612-1It’s super oily la!! My skin is shining like I’ve never seen before! This oily look will last quite a while.. But you know what, I’m not very bothered by it because it somehow doesn’t leave behind the oily sensation. Seems like it only look oily but doesn’t feel oily. I know I’m confusing you but.. If this is what is takes to have beautiful skin, I’m quite ok to use it every night..

Oiliness (shiny/glow, whatever you call it) aside, this moisturizer is pretty good! My skin feels tighten but not drying at all.. I wake up with skin looking healthy and no oily T-zone!!

30g – S$240

Now that we have cleanse and treat our skin, time for make up?? Yup!! There are sample sachets of the new Creamy Liquid Foundation and Loose Powder!!

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See how thoughtful they are, although it’s only sample sachet, they include the makeup sponge for you toooo!!

Now in the blogger’s bag, we get 2 more extra items..

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the full size Creamy Liquid Foundation (of our skin tone) and Loose Powder tooo!

And in case I did not mention in my previous post, did you know how much this little 25g foundation can last!!? 3 months? *shake head* 4 months?? *shake head*

5-6 MONTHS!!! You’re asking me why??? Because all we need is just a SMALL amount each time we use..

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Yup, just this size to give you that natural good skin look!! Need extra coverage? Just dap a lil bit more on them and viola~ You look awesome now!!

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To finish the whole look, this loose powder is not something you wanna miss!! It adds radiant to your skin and make you looks flawless!!

Tried and tested, I’m looking awesome even after a long walk to my office under the hot sun!! Totally loving this new product!!

To recap the goodness of this product, check out my “BEFORE” look below….DSC03464

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Sorry for the half drawn eyeshadow!! LOL…. My main focus is to share with you my face complexion.. Look so smooth right!!?

Best part, you never need to worry about oxidization!! Because as time goes by, you will only look more and more radiance!!!!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:
Vanity Trove | Covermark Singapore

 

 

 

Curél Sebum Care

I often wakes up to oily skin around my T-zone, esp nose area and I don’t like it. I was told by a beautician that oily skin is usually due to dry skin surface (dehydration). Because your skin sense that surface is dry hence sebaceous glands secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin. Of course this is just only one of the many reason to oily skin.

Diet and changes in hormone levels can lead to excess sebum secretion. Not only does this result in an unwanted oily shine on the face, excess sebum on skin that is not thoroughly removed can be damaging to the skin as well.

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For ladies with oily skin (or even combination skin like me), do you know that excess sebum can aggravate skin sensitivity? A lot of people who have both conditions – skin sensitivity and oily skin tend to place more emphasis on choosing products that help
with their skin sensitivity, which I can’t agree more (people I know with both condition they do take more consideration with the “sensitive” skin issue). This is NOT enough. Excess sebum generated will deteriorate as skin gets more alkaline, turning into irritants to cause flare-ups within the skin layers.. Making sensitive skin more sensitive plus all those out-break~ T_T

“If excess sebum on the skin surface is not properly removed, over time, the sebum turns into harmful substance that irritates the skin surface and even the inner layers, worsening skin sensitivity,” Mr Koichi Ishida, Curél’s sensitive skincare expert and Global R&D Manager for Beauty Care explained.

So what makes sensitive skin sensitive? Ceramide is the essential ingredient in skin as it replenishes and helps retain moisture, strengthening the skin’s resilience as a natural barrier against external irritants. The lack of ceramide weakens this natural barrier, causing skin to be more susceptible to irritants.

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Hence it is important to choose products that effectively control skin sensitivity while reducing sebum secretion from the source.

And this brings me to my topic for today……

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The Curél Sebum Care range – comprising a Foaming Wash, Lotion and Moisture Gel – offers the skincare essentials to properly manage both skin sensitivity and sebum secretion. In case you didn’t, all Curél products are ethyl alcohol free, fragrance free, colorant free, pH closest to skin, hypoallergenic, Non comedogenic (does not clog pores) and patch tested on sensitive skin sufferers.

Curél, Japan’s No. 1 brand for sensitive Asian skin! A trusted skincare brand in Japan developed from over 30 years of dermatological research and endorsed by over 4,000 dermatologists in Japan and Asia, Curél provides complete protection and frees people from sensitive skin woes with its advanced ceramide care technology.

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Dual function for sensitive and oily skin

1. Strengthening skin barrier function (to protect skin against external irritants)

Understanding the importance of ceramide in skin, Curél has made ceramide the key ingredient for all its products. Its hydrating and penetrating moisture-retaining ceramide care is widely recognised by dermatologists in Japan and Asia.

Apart from effectively restoring ceramide function in skin, Curél Sebum Care range also protects the skin’s natural ceramide while cleansing, effectively replenishes ceramide and retains moisture. When skin stays supple and fully moisturised, it is better protected against external irritants.

2. Oil and acne control

Using one of the main ingredients found in royal jelly (10-hydroxydecanoic acid) that is known for its inhibitory effect on excess sebum secretion, Curél developed its unique sebum zero-in control technology, which targets and regulates sebum excretion from deep within the skin to control the root of the problem.

Curél Sebum Care range is also specially formulated to re-balance skin at its optimal pH level, preventing sebum from disintegration. Infused with antiphlogistic, an active ingredient that relieves inflammation, the range helps prevent the occurrence of acne as well.

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Sebum Care Foaming Wash (150ml), $19.80

Ultra fine foam with sebum solvent to throughly cleanse dirt and excess sebum while protecting ceramide – the essential component in skin for resilience against external irritants.

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How to use: Apply appropriate amount (2 full pumps) directly onto wet skin. Do not lather. Gently massage and rinse off thoroughly.

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What I think: My impression of using a cleansing foam is that it’s not clean enough and it will be “dissolve” once touches water and I have to use even more foam to clean my face. I really doubt it will wash away impurities! However, this cleansing foam proofs me wrong. It’s indeed very fine and doesn’t get dissolve right away when it touches water.. Indeed 2 full pump is all I need..! My face feels clean and supple after wash!! It did not cause dryness nor leaves behind any unclean feeling.

Above pic may not be very clear but my face does feels smooth after wash too~ woohoo!

After cleansing, what should you do?? Toner of course!!

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Sebum Care Lotion (150ml), $24.90

Control Oil & Acne with Zero-in Sebum Control technology to regulate sebum secretion at the source and reduce acne occurence. Strengthen skin barrier function with Eucalyptus extract to boost skin’s ability to generate ceramide. Non sticky formula preps skin for better adsorption of moisturiser/essence used after.

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How to use: After cleansing, apply gently over the whole face twice daily, in the morning and at night.

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What I think: Pretty light weight! Not sticky, not oily, no skin irritation! See.. It’s like water and absorb pretty well ya!

After toner (lotion), time for moisturizer!!! Oh before that, you can apply your usual essence if you have any.. 🙂

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Sebum Care Moisture Gel (120ml), $34.90

Control Oil & Acne with Zero-in Sebum Control technology to regulate sebum secretion at the source and reduce acne occurence. Strengthen skin barrier function with Curel’s penetrating moisture-retaining ceramide care. Liquid based gel spreads easily for speedy absorption into deeper layers of skin without leaving skin sticky

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How to use: Apply appropriate amount (3-4 pumps)  gently over the whole face twice daily.

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What I think: Watery gel? It’s light weight and not sticky!

OVERALL: After using it for about a week, my T-zone seems less oily at the end of the day and I don’t wake up to see my nose drown in sebum – less oily nose!! ^__^ most importantly, it did not cause any outbreaks during this period! However, I feel it’s a lil too mild for me..

If you’re keen to try it out first, You can head to Curél’s Facebook Page to redeem your sample!!

If you have heard of this product and already can’t wait to get your hands on them, you can head down to the selected Guardian and Watson’s stores from 16 June.

For more information, please visit Curél’s website or Facebook Page now!!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreCurél

The Little Black Beauty Box X Tangs !!

Are you aware that The Little Black Beauty Box has changed partner?

Yup, it’s no more Robinson but Tangs! Oh well, to me, as long as it continue to bring in new/interesting/amazing samples for its subscribers, I don’t really care who’s the partner. Of course, the price must be justifiable! LOL..

So today, I proudly presents my first Tangs x LBBB ! Quite happy with my new LBBB!

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But before i go further, I have to apologise!! All images that you are gonna see here, the color is a bit “cool”.. It looks totally fine on my cam but somehow when I transferred them to my iPhone and upload them here.. hmm… colour runs?

Anyway, I had tried my best to adjust the color to as true as possible but.. oh well.. bear with it!

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Ain’t you excited to seeeee so many goodies in a lil box like this!? Looks like they have hunt for variety of samples for us.. From skin care to hair care to makeup to fragrance! Wow~ How thoughtful!

I will not be going through every single item in my box but still I will show you picture of it..

First thing that caught my attention is….  BELIF! For the first time I actually see one sample box includes a decent travel size of Belif product! Best part, this is the cleanser that I would usually get when I wanted Belif!

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This cleansing foam uses a foaming action to softly wash away impurities from your skin. Formulated with Soapwort, Sweet Flag and Wormwood to remove toxins, this cleansing foam produces clean skin without dryness after washing.

Soapwort, rich with vitamin C and natural foaming agents, cleanses the skin gently. It has been used instead of soap for centuries. Sweet Flag, has appealed to women for generations, is known to make hair and skin beautiful, silky and smooth. Wormwood, possesses breakout-prevention properties and excels at removing toxins.

The other 2 Belif products are sachet masks pack..

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The next item here I think there’s no need to further explained! It’s so popular even my mom knows about it.. Yup, It’s Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX..

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Shiseido White Lucent

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Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum

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This is better than the face lifting cream from Bioessence, IMO.. This doesn’t give me a TIGHT feeling and doesn’t feel heavy for my skin.. Most importantly, you can see result!

Michael Kors Sporty Citrus

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Guerlain Foundation

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Guerlain invents the most perfect second skin: Lingerie de Peau. This intangible foundation becomes one with the skin like a second sensual covering to make it more beautiful than ever. Its secret: the Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, an unprecedented combination of smoothing and shaping stretch fibres and natural linen and silk fibres in complete affinity with the skin. The foundation glides on like a silk stocking. The “little nothing” becomes everything…

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Sublimely transparent, the complexion becomes as soft and radiant as silk. The curves of the face are tightened and imperfections are erased. The nine shades of the range are so skin-fusing and natural that they leave no visible colour on the face, simply a glowing, long-wearing tone that leaves the skin looking natural. Regular size Lingerie de Peau is about 30ml pump bottle and has SPF 20 – PA+. Though not the strongest sun protection but better than nothing!

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Overall, looks quite natural on my skin and doesn’t feels very thick.. Shall update here again when I tried them out on my face some day!

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Aveda Smooth Infusion

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Sulwhasoo trial kit

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I’ve got an exactly the same kit from one of the sample box previously.. Haven’t got the chance to use so can’t comment much about it too.. LOL!

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To end this post, here’s a quick look of the LBBB voucehers! Some of it are quite worthy leh!

BONUS image (maybe not):

July LBBB!

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StyleXSanta Box

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Today I’m gonna share with you my December Little Black Beauty Box – StyleXSanta Box!! But before that, pls note that LBBB subscription has been amended.. It’s no longer at $19.90 (or was it $19.99?). The new price is S$21.90.

Initially I thought it was because of the One Year Anniversary and Christmas season that’s why the box got more expensive.. You know more expensive some how relates to more premium products or something special for that box? Although the box that I had subscribed to so far (since the price increase) hasn’t disappoint me but I got it all wrong. LOLX! This price increase is not due to festive seasons. It’s permanent.

起价了啦! T_T

So with the price increase am I gonna still subscribe to LBBB? YESSS, of course!! It’s juz a $2 increase and I have yet to open up a box with disappointment! The quality is still there. The quantity too! (It’s still sad that good things no longer comes cheap!! Below $20 and more than $20 makes a big diff leh~ although its juz $2! Consumer mindset!!)

So what have I got myself this CHRISTMAS!??

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I was just praising LBBB and this is what I got for my StyleXSanta box?!??! *heartache*

Actually a second look ……………

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Not bad what!?!! Although the items come in SMALL SIZE but at least they’re not sample sachets and I have branded makeup products to play with!!!

To start off, let’s take a look at….
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Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Serum!

In just 4 weeks nature’s next generation power plant noticeably reduces wrinkle length & depth. Without the irritation. Visibly helps improve the vertical fret lines between your eyes and the stubborn furrows across your forehead. Youthful “bounce” is revived. Skin is clinically firmer, smoother and more lifted-looking. And with continued use, results improve. What will nature think of next.

Best of all, any skin type is suitable for this!

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Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Serum!

Help empower skin to rebound from ageing dehydration. Help restore youthful looking smoothness to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. This plant serum with rejuvenating Rose of Jericho, Trehalose and Sea Haricots helps keep skin happily hydrated. Skin looks and feels dewy, healthy and revitalized.

Guess what!? This is just right for me because it’s got combination dry skin! My type!

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SOMETHING my mom will loveee!! Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair! This is the star product of Estée Lauder, is it not??

Revolutionary technology! The power to change your skin – Every night!! This serum is a major innovation. For the first time, this breakthrough serum promotes a natural nighttime purification process—vital to younger-looking skin.

While you sleep, your skin goes through dramatic changes to repair the day’s damage.Two of the most important changes are purification and synchronization.

Purification: a natural nighttime repair process that helps remove cellular debris that can accelerate premature signs of aging.

Synchronization: a natural process that ensures cellular repair happens at exactly the right time.

Wake up to more beautiful skin – every day! Tested and proven. New Advanced Night Repair addresses all key signs of visible aging. Effective for every ethnicity.

  • Lines & wrinkles looks significantly reduced – More than 75% of women felt that their skin looked more youthful – in just 4 weeks.
  • Skin feels smoother, hydrated & stronger – 82% of women felt their skin was immediately hydrated.
  • See a radiant, more translucent & even toned look – 83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher & more rested – in just 4 weeks.

After sharing so much, I now change my mind! Maybe I should keep this for myself!! If that’s not enough to make u feel WOW.. read on!

Lack of sleep – is it aging your skin too fast? New research says – IT IS! For the first time, a major independent research study shows lack of sleep can accelerate visible skin aging.

The Unprecedented Sleep Study: Estée Lauder commissioned a major independent sleep study in collaboration with University Hospitals Case Medical Center—a world-renowned center of excellence in dermatological research.

The Surprising Results: Lack of sleep can not only accelerate premature signs of skin aging, but affects skin’s natural repair processes. Clinical data shows that poor quality sleep is associated with:

  • Acceleration of fine lines.
  • Increased vulnerability to dryness and dehydration.
  • Uneven skintone.

I think i not only have to sleep more from now onwards, I gotta use this precious baby before I jump onto my bed too!

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Now for some eye opener!! M.A.C. Zoom Lash! Major drama. Lasts all day. Creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions. Feels light, supple. Ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to embrace and separate each lash, hugging every curve. Coats in one stroke from root to tip. No smudging.

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Very packed bristle! I can already feel my lash is gonna be very dramatic!

Below are my lashes without any mascara!

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I kinda like my lashes at times.. geez! >_< They’re very .. erm.. dense? LOL

So after applying the Zoom Lash below is how it looks like!

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It’s more defined and looks darker!

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Not sure if it’s my imagination, it seems to have lengthened my lash a little!

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So the above pic with my eyes closed is a comparison for you to see “before/after” effect. Can you tell which has mascara on?

Ans: My left eye (which is the eye on the right that you’re looking at now). Kinda obvious~

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Another thing.. this mascara doesn’t feel very clumpy and its easy to achieve the volumized look. Use a lash curler before applying mascara so that your lashes will stay curled for a longer time..

I wore this mascara since noon till midnight (MERRY CHRISTMAS!) and it shows no sign of smudging! No gothic look at all~ hahah! Waterproof? OF COURSE!! Removing is not hard at all tooooo….

S$29 (approximately) for a mascara like this? WHY NOT!!

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Time to remove your makeup after party? Try this M.A.C. Pro Eye Makeup Remover!

A mega-effective remover that lifts off every look – from delicate to dramatic – without smudges, tears or aggression. Pro-quality, yet decidedly gentle; calms, hydrates and soothes skin with cucumber extract. Makeup can be immediately reapplied. A favourite of busy models. I forgot that I have this in my stash thus didn’t use it to remove my zoom lash when I got home! Darn! I will review this again (if I remember) when I start using it!

Done with the eye? Now let’s check out something for our lips!!

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Lip Gloss from Bobby Brown! YOU KNOW WHAT, I am allergic to BB’s product! T_T oh man!! I will get rashes if I apply anything on my skin. My lips will feel mild numbness when I apply lip color on my lips.. The more you love the more you can’t get to use it.. *sobs* (I’m not trying to scare you.. oops!)

This color seems a bit shimmerish neutral/natural brown color. I thought it will make my lips look dark.. but…….

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It really look very natural on my lips!

*I’m risking my “life” to put this on just to show you the result okay!!* hee.. >_<

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You can see my chapped lips looks fine after I applied the lip gloss! Totally good cover up! WAHAHAHAHA… too bad I’m allergic to BB! aww.. Don’t reminds me of that…

NEXT NEXT NEXT~~~

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Moisturizing Gel from Clinique for combination oily to oily skin types.

The oil-free moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.

This comes in a travel size if you have noticed in the first two pic.. guess I can keep this for my upcoming getaway!

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OK, this is totally awesome… Been hearing soooo much hoo-ha about it and finally my chance to get my hands on it!

LaMer’s Moisturizing Cream (Crème de La Mer) 

Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.

The Miracle Broth™ in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin.

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This cream is really solid cream.. hahaha… It’s not those light weight runny kinda moisturizer.. It’s more like Hazeline Snow cream kinda texture but better of course! Even it’s price is…. as HIGH-END as the product itself.. make a guess?? Or perhaps you already know.. 1oz for $155! 16.5oz for *drumroll* $1900!!

-faint- I must appreciate this 0.11oz I’ve got here..

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Next up is something I’ve been wanting to try. DKNY Be Delicious Skin, I call it “green apple”! One of my friend been using this since I don’t know went…

The scent is not as sour as green apple please! It’s a sophisticated blend of apples, exotic flowers and woods creates a fresh, juicy scent that can only be called delicious.

Now, save the best for last??? HAHAHA! Now, finally something for my beau to share!!

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Lab Series – Skincare for men!!! Guys! who says it’s a “all girls stuff” kinda thing!!

Lab Series Skincare for Men has long understood that men require products formulated specifically for them.

For decades, men have come to rely on Lab Series, for formulas powered by technology, backed by scientific research, and reinforced by years of success in addressing men’s skincare and grooming needs. Knowing how men want to approach and use skincare on an international level is just as important as understanding what his skin needs at an individual level.  Comprehending men’s skin physiology and distinguishing male specific skincare concerns has led us to create our Clean-Shave-Treat System for simple and results-oriented skincare. Our high-tech approach allows men to take a high-performance approach to life.

We offer simple educational tools to help men understand exactly how to address their skincare needs, and to provide the knowledge and the assurance to solve any problems that arise – from acne to aging.  Best of all, Lab Series easily fits into any active lifestyle, allowing men to work hard, play harder and look better.

Lab Series Skincare for Men continues to introduce innovative new products that reinforce our leadership position in high-tech, high-performance, skincare for men; including the latest in anti-aging, brightening, shaving, moisturising and sun-protective products.

MULTI-ACTION FACE WASH: Unique multi-action foaming cream cleanses, exfoliates and conditions the skin. Effective lathering system dissolves excess oil and unclogs pores. Purifying beads remove dead skin cells and impurities, minimizing ashiness. Vitamin enriched formula nourishes and re-conditions the skin, prepping it for a close shave. Formulated for normal, dry or oily skin types.

AGE RESCUE FACE LOTION: Lightweight, gel-lotion formula minimizes the appearance of visible lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations and broken capillaries while restoring skin tone, firmness and elasticity.

Like this box?? Sorry it’s sold out! BUT you still have a chance to grab “January’s A New Beginning Box“!! I’m definitely looking forward to a NEW BEGINNING with LBBB!!!! Hurray! CLICK it NOW~~~~

Yes… Vanity Trove time again!

Attended VanityTrove X Decléor Special Members’ Only Event last month (one of the Tue i think) and was later been “gift-en” a chance to redeem a complimentary trove for myself, which I’ll be sharing with you what I had put in my trove shortly!

You can view some photos from Vanity Trove facebook page HERE – I did took some pictures of the event BUT I don’t know what happen, they are all gone! (T_T) OH!! & you know what? I think I saw another blogger too!! I’m not sure if it was her until i saw her blog post! Hee!!

So without further ado.. Here’s a quick look of what I had redeemed for myself!

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I’m pretty satisfied with what I had redeemed although not much choice was available..

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Yes, Decléor !! Hee.. After I attended the Decléor event, I thought i can probably try some of their other products (since the gift set they gave during the event may suit my mom more~ =X) Decléor product are all pretty well scented! Aroma products for your skin.. Besides that, they are 100% pure, 100% natural, and without colorants or preservatives!

And i just found out from the their website, In 2000, the adventure broadened with the arrival of the Shiseido Group which allowed Decléor to develop its research and development base and to benefit from new sales markets, particularly in Asia.

So the set I had chosen for my trove is…..

Essential Cleansing Milk is a light and silky emulsion with Neroli Essential Oil (used in Hydra Floral) that promotes hydration. It softens and soothes thanks to Sweet Almond Oil. Its fresh and sparkling fragrance awakens the senses.

All you have to do is just use a dampened cotton pad, gently massage the milk over the eyes and neck and then the rest of the face using light circular movements. Apply pressure to the smile dimples (under the cheekbones) for ten seconds. Then apply Essential Toning Lotion

Essential Tonifying Lotion is a lotion with Neroli Essential Oil completes make-up removal, removes any traces of the milk and prevents the skin from drying out.

After your Essential Cleansing Milk, just apply this lotion all over the face using a dampened cotton pad. Absorb any excess product with a paper tissue if necessary.

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Next item from Decléor is this Revitalizing Eye Mask! Imaging using this together with a eye massage.. Wow.. Pampering!

If you wanna find out more about Decléor , visit their website now! They have massage techniques available for you to view/learn as well!!

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The next next next item??? The Enavose Black Tea Quench Mask!! The ultimate hydration haven for thirsty and dehydrated skins, our quenching mask uses Sweet Black Tea to release a profusion of moisture and vitality that deeply replenishes skin’s moisture. It harnesses the power of skin to retain higher levels of water, leaving it feeling velvety soft, incredibly supple and invigorated. Feel the surge of immense moisture and be better equipped to defend against damaging environmental forces.

This mask really works like magic! It can really quench your skin’s thirst! Chill it in your fridge and use them when they’re cool.. WOOOOO~! Chill and relax and HYDRATING!!! This is one of the wash off mask where you can feel/see the hydrating effect almost immediately after you wash it off!! *thumbs up*

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OK! Now.. this is one of the product I can’t wait to try out!! Cheonsoo Nail Lacquer!! To be exact, it’s scented nail lacquer! The scent ain’t very strong (as compared to Cirque’s Lavender scent) but the lightly scented polish can cover the typical lacquer smell which some girls doesn’t like!

Not only the scent is nice, another nice about it is.. the broad brush! The broad brush makes application so easy! That’s not all eh.. the opaque color really save my time on doing a second coat! I’m not too sure how many colors it has but I really love this color (340) I got here!!

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Nice right? Hi-shine maroon! Very mysterious red you see here is just ONE coat (one thick coat tho.. LOL) If you like A-England’s Perceval I bet you’ll like this! It’s a darker version of it! ❤ ❤

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Alright! Next is another pampering product! Coenzyme Q10 silk mask from Storyderm! Contain Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E fluid (which is the elasticity ingredient of skin), and Licorice Extract energizes skin which has become weak because of harmful things and stress. Restore skin elasticity and skin moisture.

If you have realize… there’s spelling error on the pack (*misturizing??). I wonder if this is a rejected goods.. hmm….

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Alright, I know you’ve seen this ample time!!! I redeemed this hair oil almost every chance I have! hahaha! Why? Because this is really good! DO a quick search on my blog and you will be able to see all posts on “Kerastase“!

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Last but not least… a MINIATURE eyeliner from Déjavu! Hahaha! It’s really MINI! But it’s a decent size to try it out! I have not try this yet but will share my thoughts soon! 🙂

So that’s all for my personalized trove! What have you got for yourself??

The Little Beauty Black Box

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Above picture explains all!!!!! The Little Beauty Black Box!! Your ultimate beauty indulgence! A pampering experience like no other. Each month, the LBBB present you with a gorgeous array of beauty surprises in a dedicated theme, from skincare to cosmetics, all for just S$19.90 including delivery. As each box is packaged and delivered by hand, there are just a limited number of TLBBBs per month so that each subscriber will get only the very best of this indulgent beauty experience, brought to you exclusively by Robinsons together with styleXstyle! Early subscribers will also receive a mystery gift, as well as a day of pampering and a personalised beauty consultation at a workshop conducted by our esteemed make-up gurus. And the journey does not end there – inside every box are invitations to personalized skincare consultations exclusively at Robinsons, vouchers, free gifts and more!

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So how it works??? SIMPLE!! Just head over to StyleXStyle and choose your preferred plan. If you aren’t already a member of styleXstyle.com, you’ll be invited to join them (registration is completely free!) before purchasing your subscription. Once you’re a member, proceed to buy your very own TLBBB, and start your beauty journey with Robinsons.

Every subscriber enjoys free shipping within Singapore. There are no hidden shipping or handling costs to receive TLBBB. During your subscription, it will be delivered every month to your doorstep, completely free of charge.

When your Beauty Box arrives, discover the products they’ve selected for you. Try them, use them, love them! Then let them know which ones you liked or hope to receive next. Your feedback will inspire their upcoming boxes, so share your thoughts!

One important thing I like about LBBB is that they give you OBVIOUS preview of what you will be expecting in the upcoming box. Like for August box, i already know it’s gonna be a Shiseido box when i subscribed in July – the only thing i didn’t know is that … It’s such an excellent box!!!

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Seee!!! They aren’t sachets or samples!! They are good travel size products! & you know what? This series (IBUKI) of skin care products are not available in Singapore yet!! But fred not, it will be available after 30 August!! 🙂

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The preview message for this Shiseido Box:

HELLO GORGEOUS!

Is your skin ready for anything? In the month of August, we prepare you for anything that comes your way! Come what may, we shall always put our best face forward! Summer exuberance is here to stay!

Shiseido produces some of the most well-loved skincare and makeup items that are guaranteed to give you that summer glow!

Research shows that stress and lifestyle factors causes skin surface cells to shrink, and causes recurring skin problems.

Shiseido’s exclusive Shape Memorizing Cell Technology returns cells to their ideal condition and inhibits future shrinkage, to boost skin’s resistance.

Building skin’s resistance is the quickest route to smooth, trouble-free skin. And your own cells have the power to boost your skin’s resistance to stress. How? By memorizing their ideally moisturized state, and maintaining it.

It’s not easy to change your lifestyle for you skin. So Shiseido changed skincare for you lifestyle. Ibuki line builds skin’s resistance to UV rays, dryness and daily stress by infusing it with long-lasting moisture. Now you can support your skin’s own inner power to resist problems and stay ideally balanced!

WHAT IS IBUKI?
Ibuki is a Japanese word for inner strength – a buried resource that endures tough conditions and emerges beautifully.

Think of nature’s ability to resist harsh winters, and bring out new life in the springtime. Like nature, your skin protects and nurtures the strength inside, even as your environment changes. But a fully packed schedule, and a demanding, fast-paced lifestyle can be rough enough on your skin to weaken it.

What are “stress” to your skin? Mental stress, UV ray, dryness, lack of sleep, night life, air pollutants and unbalanced diet can cause stress to your skin..

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SHISEIDO IBUKI Gentle Cleanser – An extra gentle cleanser that lathers quickly into a creamy and rich foam to remove impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture. Skin feels refreshed and silky-smooth to the touch.

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SHISEIDO IBUKI Softening Concentrate – This will enhance the effect of moisturizer and penetrates quickly without leaving any sticky feeling.

By supplying skin with generous moisture, this deep-infusion formula helps deliver immediately effective ingredients into the skin for a softer, smoother feel. Skin’s moisture level is restored, leaving it plump and hydrated!

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SHISEIDO IBUKI Refining Moisturizer – Get smoother skin with his multi-functional moisturizer. Skin texture is more refined with less visible pores after use.

This multi-action formula intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/ blemish marks and skin roughness. It renews the skin’s surface, revealing an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, while keeping skin hydrated all day long.

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SHISEIDO IBUKI Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 – This multi-action daytime formula protects against UV and other environmental hazards with soft reflecting power intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/ blemish marks and skin roughness. It renews the skin’s surface, revealing an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, while providing lasting hydration.

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Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper – Handy sheets freshen skin and erase shine on contact. A powerful oil-absorbing ingredient, Hydroxyapatite, provides the power to absorb sebum, as well as lipid peroxide effectively.

TO USE:
・Press powder-coated side against skin. Repeat as needed.

UPDATE on 23 August 2013:

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When i say blotting PAPER… It really is a piece of paper!! Not like those blue “elastic” sheet from (Johnson & Johnson) or translucent like tracing paper kind thin sheet! THIS-IS-REALLY-PAPER but probably a little more flimsy~ LOL!

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As I’m here posing stupidly, my blotting paper is already working~

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See the oil on my forehead?? Absorbing power, disgustingly 4 stars! (Hahaha! BTW, sorry for the poor image! I have to focus on the blotting paper in order to see the “oil” thus my face ended up like so dark..)

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Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Sheets (Oil-free & Alcohol-free) – Cleansing, refined to its simplest form. Ultra-soft 100% cotton sheets maintain skin’s natural balance while whisking away impurities, makeup and oil that can clog pores and lead to imperfections. Quick. Easy. Portable. Instantly refreshing.

TO USE:
・Remove one sheet and wipe gently over face. Reseal package after use.

UPDATE on 23 August 2013:

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Cleansing sheet is approximately my palm size but definitely enough for one face! It smells very good (probably a typical Shiseido scent) and isn’t that sticky as compare to the previous cleansing sheet i tried!

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My waterproof gel eyeliner is wiped clean in a few seconds. No sticky sensation nor skin irritation. For a more efficient but not recommended way of removing my makeup, i cover my face with the cleansing sheet and start wiping like I’m trying to towel dry my face.. I can see my BB cream came off, eyeliner all cleaned up.

It’s good but not good enough for me to purchase it again..Cleansing sheet is never my cuppa tea. I still feel that my makeup is not removed after using it.. 😦

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ZEN Eau de Parfum – A breath of floral freshness layered with amber and wood, conveying sweetness and femininity in a new, modern language.

Experience Zen, and discovery bursts open. Shimmering energy enfolds you, encircling your body with sensations, possibilities freeing you from within. Release the pure joy of living as the woman you truly are.

Zen awakens from its traditional stillness. Full of energy. Full of life. Full of sensuality. This life force presents a new incarnation of Zen. A Zen that projects the essence of a modern woman – drawing the truth from her inner reaches on a breath of floral freshness, layered with amber and wood.

– From meditation to expression-

Zen encompasses a simple, spiritual style. Yet, the other side of Zen shows you a life filled with radiance and delight. now, open your heart to the enery and joy of living. Rejoice in being a woman embodied in fragrance. Through Shiseido ZEN, you will see the new side of Zen that is “strong, dynamic, and glamorous” for the first time.

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Translucent Loose Powder – Perfect for all skin tones. Satin-smooth finish. Maintains a satin smooth finish that keeps pores and uneven surface texture concealed. Encapsulated Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE and Bio-evening primrose oil provide instant hydration. Melts into skin and perfectly matches any skin tone, providing an “invisible” look. The end result is flawless, natural looking skin! Improves the finish of foundation and makeup wear.

  • NON-COMEDOGENIC.
  • DERMATOLOGIST-TESTED.

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You might not be able to see here, but like all cosmetic, this small powder came with safety seal too..

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And the powder puff is so SOFT & SMOOTH!

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Lacquer Rouge – Inspired by Japanese Laquerware, one coat provides intense color and deep luster. This rich liquid lipstick leaves lips as smooth as lacquer. Applicator fits closely against the lips for a comfortable, even application that does not bleed. Lacquer Rouge improves dry, rough or peeling lips with continued use, leaving them smooth and deeply moisturized.

  • Contains Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.

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That’s very red… (for me)…

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It has gold shimmers too… that reminds me of a nail lacquer from OPI 007 collection!

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(before)

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(after)

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See the gold shimmer?? Gives you a mature look yet a hint of fun! (well at least it’s not maroon red)

Overall, I’m very HAPPY with my Shiseido Box!! It’s worth more than $19.90 and came better than what I expected!! It won my heart!! Curious what’s for September already?

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