Vardi & Migdal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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………………..

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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

 

 

 

Covermark Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid Workshop

Who will come to Orchard at such early morning on Sunday!? ehem, Me…  Although a lil tired but I’m more of excited to attend this workshop!! So what workshop made me so excited?

It’s Covermark’s NEW Launch – Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid Workshop, held at the heart of Orchard – Takashimaya!

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Yeah!! I’m the earliest and I get to pick where I wanna sit!! Muahahahaha! But as you can see, this workshop is catered to a small group.. Hence sitting anywhere is fine la!

In the training room, they had displayed most of their product nicely and (oh man!) all of them look so class!

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Above products are some face mask, toner, serum, moisturizer..

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And here’s the cleansing oil, cleansing milk, cleanser..

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Now for the star product!! Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid Foundation and loose powder!

You must be thinking.. “Nah~ just another regular foundation.. Effect is good only for the first few mins/hours.. End of the day I still prefer my all-time favourite.. ”

I admit, I had that thought tooo! But this workshop totally blown my mind away!!! FAR away! (LOL..)

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Did you read the poster!?? BEAUTIFUL GLEAMING SKIN as time passes!! How is it possible? Doesn’t it oxidized?? Let’s read on find out more..

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Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid – Combines the moisturizing effect of a cream foundation & the lightness of a liquid foundation in one product.

  • Velvet smooth creamy liquid foundation for radiant finish
  • Soft & light touch for full skin coverage
  • New technology: Cover skin imperfections with light, pure pearl granules & “water mirror” (Pure Bright Pigment & Moisture Watering Complex)
  • Suitable for brightening dull skin and covering spots
  • Prevent spots and freckles caused by UV rays (SPF38 PA+++)
  • Includes natural plant extracts: Korean Ginseng, Reishi Mushroom, Aloe Vera

At first glance, I’m attracted to the point whereby it brighten dull skin and cover spot!! Not only that, it prevent spots and freckles caused by UV rays tooo!! Can’t wait for the workshop to start!! ^__^

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Currently, this foundation has 8 color tone! I can’t remember all 8 color code, but after reading this post if you’re tempted to get one too, head to their counter and talk to the promoter.. They will (and must) pick three color and apply onto your jawline.. The color that blend best will be the tone you should take.. I’m a MO20!

So back to the workshop.. While waiting for other attendee, I camwhore a bit w my “bare” face.. Only applied BB cream and eyeliner.

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I know this is irrelevant but I super love their mirror, it can be table top mirror or hand held mirror just within a second.. And it’s so pretty – gold with a bling!! *heartz*

RIINNGGG~~ the class is starting!! Here’s our trainer for today, Ms. Wani (hope I got her name right!!)

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So like the benefits I mention above, do you know why your skin can stay beautiful as time passes? It’s because of Covermark’s “coverage by light” technology!! Moisture Veil Creamy Liquid catches light, beautifully reflecting them and making skin look brighter as time passes. The Pure Bright Pigment attracts and reflects light making the skin look illuminated from within! “From within” ok!! That means when people see you, they will comment u have good skin rather than good makeup!! Sounds better right!?

Not only that, Moisture Watering Complex traps moisture, forming a veil of moisture and protecting the skin from dryness! Hence your skin will look supple and makeup will stay too!!

After all the talk, let’s do a hands on now!!

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Yes, pretty bare face~ Just BB cream and eyeliner!

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And now we’re gonna remove them with Covermark Cleansing Milk!

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Pump appropriate amount and spread onto 5 area like above pic and then massage in circular motion to remove your makeup!

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After applying toner, serum and moisturizer, it’s time for makeup base! Covermark have two kinda makeup base. Moisture Clear Base and Connecting Base.

Moisture Clear Base is good enough if you’re gonna be in air-con room (non-direct sunlight)! Because it will not make your face too oily later…

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Here… This is how the promoter should do the matching for you when selecting the right foundation color tone.. I suppose you can tell which one it matching one for me right??

After selecting the tone, of course we have to apply them onto our face but before that can you guess the amount we should use to look beautiful? 20 cent coin size? TOO BIG, my gosh!!! How about 1 cent coin?? No.. All we need is a pea size!!IMG_20141220_231419

Just like that and we can apply onto our whole face to look like we have smooth silky skin!!

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Skin immediately looks smoother and more even skin tone!! If you ask me, I think this foundation is good! Spreading it across my face is really easy and smooth! Even after half a day later, my face still looks good!! Especially now in my new office location, the walking journey from MRT station to my office is no joke! With regular BB cream/foundation, by the time I reach office, my makeup has already melted and turn cakey! they lasted less than 3 hours on my face! But this foundation lasted better than I expected! I looked into the mirror when I reach office, I still look awesome la!! hahaha!! I’m super happy I get to know this product!!

Back to the workshop!

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After foundation, we applied the loose powder! The powder is very fine and you know what, it has moisturize effect too!! I’m like “Huh? Powder can moisturized my skin too?”

Yes it can! And not only it can provide moisturizing effect, it can reflect light tooo!

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Seee.. I look so much better after the makeup right!!? Face like so smooth and so flawless!! Super like the effect man!!

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And now with my HALF face eye makeup.. I think I look gorgeous already!! LOL…

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So these are the products we had used for the workshop.. I’m still very amazed with the creamy liquid foundation effect!!

If you’re keen to try, be quick, they’re having a promotion now!

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I know what u’re thinking! The date says 2-5 Dec only but the last time they told me was “While Stock Last”.. but don’t care la, just drop by and visit.. who knows you might be so lucky and get to bring home this very cool blusher with purchase of the creamy liquid foundation!

The blusher is a limited edition one hence if you missed this chance, you won’t get it again! Why must have? Because it’s not just a blush, it can do highlight too.. and the casing very sui (pretty) oh~ I tried the blusher during the hands on workshop and I find it really good. The powder can be picked up easily bjt yet not too heavy when u smack them on your cheek.. it look really natural (you can tell crom the pic right?)

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Overall, I find this workshop really beneficial to me. You know as time passes, we tends to forget about some makeup basic.. Hence attending workshop like this can refresh our memory.. Plus you get to know such awesome product! I pretty sure I will missed this creamy liquid foundation if I hadn’t attend tnus workshop!

I shall end my post here.. Stay tune for part 2 as I will be sharing with you what I’ve got in their goodie bag! It’s super awesome!

Check out their HOW TO video.. It’s a guide to apply the foundation!

For more Covermark updates, don’t forget to give them a ‘like’ on their FB tooo!

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

LBBB A New Beginnning

This is a SUPER LATE post!!! I kept it in my draft and happily forgot about it until now!! Goshhh….

Now here’s my January Little Black Beauty Box! I’m actually not that excited already when I opened up the box. I think this is not the first time they throw in perfume samples to fill the box (at least that’s what I feel – using perfume sample to fill the box)..

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Okay, let’s start with Shiseido first.. We have a couple of samples from Shiseido..20140117-182921.jpg

The White Lucent Power Brightening Mask. An original brightening mask inspired by iontophoresis, a beauty treatment that saturates skin with a generous amount of brightening ingredients. Through the power of Ion Force Technology, the brightening ingredients are absorbed deep within the skin for highly effective results. Remove the mask and see your skin refreshed, bright and even toned.

The unique shape of our mask is the result of a long and meticulous design process that led to its simple and effective form. Made with highly elastic new materials, it fits any face perfectly, allowing the formula to reach deeply into every part of the skin.

I had used this mask and erm.. the brightening effect.. I guess I need more to see the effect.. LOL..

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White Lucent Total Brightening Serum. The ultimate brightening solution for even-toned skin with perfect radiance. A brightening serum that combines Shiseido’s advanced brightening technologies to achieve ultimately bright skin. Shiseido’s exclusive new complex, ProBright 4MRtm, has been developed based on the latest research for a superior combined effect* of overall brightening, and flawless, perfectly radiant skin.
The light, dewy texture absorbs quickly from the skin surface to deep within.

It refines the skin surface for a lustrous look. Provides generous moisture, for optimum clarity. Prevents and diminishes visible dark spots, for spotless skin.

Next up, Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion!

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Laneige has always been one of my favourite brands! Not only their skincare range is hydrating enough.. I like their packaging too!

This is not my first time using Snow BB Soothing Cushion (You can check my my previous post HERE). In fact I have a full size one in my makeup pouch!

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Something from Kose. It’s the Sun Protect Gel, in short, sunblock.

This gel block out UV rays and lock in moisture with SEKKISEI Sun Protect Gel’s new “ultrathin cohesive veil” formula.

  • Sun protect gel made with oriental plant extracts that creates smooth and translucent skin by preventing spots and freckles caused by sunburn.
  • Thin and soft “ultrathin cohesive veil” locks moisture inside of skin for long hours, while protecting it from UV rays.
  • SPF50/PA+++ thoroughly blocks UV-A which causes damage to plumpness of skin, and UV-B which causes sunburn.
  • Can be used as makeup base. Tones skin, and enhances and supports application and lasting effect of foundation.

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I don’t know how comfortable this will be but that’s what written on it. Nuse Ultra Comfortable Face Cream. This nourishing cream with its delicious, creamy texture, replenishes, soothes, repairs and protects the skin from external aggression. A delicious treat for pampered skin all day long.

The skin is intensely nourished (91%*) and its comfort is restored (86%*). Sensations of discomfort and tightness are reduced (91%*).
*Use test carried out under dermatological supervision over 28 days of application on 21 volunteers  % of volunteers who agreed with the claim.

Next are all about perfume whereby I will just skipped them.

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Ok, this is something new to me. Or rather it’s my first time using this brand. Holika Holika.20140117-183053.jpg

This is a pot of eye shadow. It will tightly attached on skin and maintains clear makeup all day. It also creates light and clear shimmering with brush.

How to use?? Apply a proper amount with brush or with your finger tips.

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It comes with a safety seal so that the powder will not “leak”.

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If you have notice, It doesn’t comes in a powdery form but instead they are like little balls.

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*dapped more*

Still look light…

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NOW, this is too much! LOL… I did this on purpose just to show you that you have to blend well if you are using ur fingers. If not the chunks of ball will just be unevenly spread out.

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And yup, this is the amount of perfume samples I have in my drawers… ! LOL! I should be able to finish them before they turn yollow… =X

 

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~~~~

Happy Anniversary LBBB!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Little Black Beauty Box! Happy ONE Year Anniversary! This month’s box is a little costly but it’s just about S$2 more (I think..) for a box full of goodies!

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If you have realize, it came in a PINK RIBBON this time round! It was a black ribbon for my Shiseido Box! & as usual, it came with a personalized note.. Curious about what I’ve got this month?? Scroll down!

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JAM PACKED OF GOODNESS!!! All I can say is “wah” “wow” “OH” when I opened up the box! This box is filled with quantity and quality!!

First thing that caught my attention was….. Laura Mercier!

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Yeah! Got a Foundation Primer and Foundation Powder in my box!

The foundation primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements. Leaves makeup looking fresh & colour-true the entire day.

The smooth finish foundation powder is a second skin comfort meets color-true wear, wet or dry. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a color true finish. It glides on effortlessly, camouflages, hydrates and visibly reduces lines.

I haven’t started using any of these yet but based on my satisfactory after using their tinted moisturizer, I’m pretty confident this two will works as promised!

Next up is tons of fragrance! 香香公主!

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If feels like since they can’t decide which to give so they throw in everything! Hahaha.. I like all the scent here but I’m not going into details about how each of them smells like! They all just smells great! I especially like the Salvatore Ferragamo (it reminds me of Hugo dark Blue??)!

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This is the next thing that caught my attention! Sulwhasoo’s skin care pack!

Have you heard of Sulwhasoo? Sulwhasoo is a Korean herbal medicinal brand that embodies the wisdom and aesthetics of Sangseng. It’s pretty new in Singapore but I think it’s pretty popular in Korea!! (Psst! Don’t say I no share.. Sulwhasoo is under Amore Pacific and some other popluar brands under Amore Pacifics are…Etude House! Innisfree!! Mamonde, Espoire, IOPE and Laneige!! Don’t believe me? Check it out HERE.. Check out their wiki too!)

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These are the sample sachets I’ve received in my box! They are from the mainly from Essential Collection.

Cleansing OilA cleansing oil formulated with traditional Korean herbs to gently remove makeup and impurities for a refreshing finish. 

Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job’s Tears) Seed and Tangerine peel Extracts help to effectively remove impurities, while apricot kernel oil remove dead skin cells for clearer and healthier skin foundation. The oil spreads smoothly to cleanse your makeup and impurities gently and quickly. When it mixes with water, the wash-off ingredients are activated for a refreshing finish.

How to use? Pump twice onto dry hands and massage by circling around your forehead → nose → cheeks to cleanse. When the makeup residues and impurities are melted, rinse with lukewarm water without wiping off with tissues.

Cleansing foamA cleansing foam formulated with traditional Korean herbs to gently remove impurities with rich and smooth lather to leave your skin supple after cleansing.

Duckweed and chestnut shell extracts help to supply moisture to your skin while cleansing and leave your skin supple without tightness after cleansing. Rich and smooth lather cleanses impurities to leave your skin smooth and clean.

How to use? Pump twice onto your palm every morning and evening and work up into a rich lather with water. Gently massage your face and rinse with lukewarm water. In the evening, use after cleansing oil.

First Care Activating Serum – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this essential regimen boosting serum assures optimal skin care results, promoting balance and replenishing essential moisture and nutrients.

Membranous Milk-vetch promotes natural skin circulation and Dwarf Lilyturf and Licorice boost synergy among herbal extracts to restore skin’s natural healthy radiance. Absorbing instantly and deep within the skin, this serum leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple, prepares skin to receive treatment and boosts the efficacy of skin care used throughout the regimen.

How to use? After facial wash in the morning and evening, pump 2~3 times onto palm and apply with fingertips. Gently wrap the face with hands to help absorption of the product.

Essential Balancing Water – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this gel-textured water balances and delivers deep hydration.

Purslane effectively hydrates the skin and Matrimony Vine soothes and calms the skin while promoting deep hydration. Spreading gently over the skin and penetrating deep into the skin this essential water saturates the skin with optimum hydration and nutrients.

How to use? After applying First Care Serum in the morning and evening, dispense an appropriate amount of the product onto your palm and smooth it over face.

Essential Balancing emulsion – Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this moisture-rich emulsion promotes soft, smooth skin.

Mountain Peony softens skin texture and Yai Jiu Hua improves skin clarity by promoting skin’s natural circulation. Spreading easily over the skin and absorbing completely, this essential moisturizer leaves skin smooth and supple.

How to use? After applying water in the morning and evening, dispense an appropriate amount of the product onto palm and slowly smooth over face.

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Next, Korres Shampoo? This is quite alien to me! Aloe & Dittany shampoo for normal hair type, obviously from the bottle! I don’t need to tell u how to use a shampoo uh? However, what I can share with you is that a 250ml shampoo cost €12,75 (selling at S$28 locally, that’s pretty costly) and Korres is a brand from Greece, if I’m not wrong!

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Ah HA! I’m sure you’re not alien with this!!! Macadamia is so so well known for this healing oil treatment! All beauty boxes are so recommending this to their subscribers! I got it for the third time already! What can this Healing Oil Treatment do?? LOTS!!

This Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.

  • Intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair
  • Hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • Natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • Reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

I’m so amazed by the “reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%” so I went to read on more and found this…

How does the Healing Oil Treatment reduce drying time by up to 50%? As you know, oil and water separate – so when the oil is absorbed into the hair it basically pushes water trapped under the cuticle out and allows it to dry faster. The heat from the blow dryer reduces the viscosity and enhances penetration even further.  Drying time can be reduced upwards of 40-50% due to this effect, which not only saves you time but also minimizes exposure to heat-related hair damage.

Sounds logical… Hahaha!

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OK! I’m sure beauty freaks are gonna love this item! Eye shadow pencil from Nars! Aigle Noir is the color I’ve got here and I like it! Black base with gold shimmers. In case you didn’t know, NARS is a Shiseido-owned cosmetics and skin care company founded by François Nars, make-up artist and photographer.

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So, what’s so good about this Soft Touch Shadow Pencil? Well, it provide easy, portable, long-wearing application. These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye. Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.

Who needs to bring an eye shadow brush now? =P

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The first question that pops in my mind is…. “What is this man!??” Totally clueless like an ant!

From the word HYDRA Veil, I can more or less tells it’s something to do with Hydrating but veil..? hmm like a cover? a shade?  Well.. I’m half correct.. This is a Hydrating Primer!

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A first from Illamasqua: part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil is a cosmetic-care primer developed to enhance make-up application and longevity by flooding the skin with immediate rehydration. Providing an instant smoothing effect, it rehydrates, calms, and refreshes skin and enhances the already long-wearing nature of Illamasqua’s make up.

And it does NOT contains Parabens, Sulfates & Phthalates! Many review I read online says that it’s lightweight and get absorbs quickly! So I tried it immediately (I love lightweight products!) and indeed it does get absorbs very quickly and totally lightweight!!

You can checkout their website if you would like to find out more! They have really interesting info in it & they offer makeup course toooo (just that I’m not sure if it’s application in Singapore)!

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Next, I have Givenchy’s skincare sachets! At first, I thought they were EDT but after looking at them hard enough I realise I was wrong.. XD They are eye cream, serum & day cream from Smile ‘N Repair collection.

Smile ‘N Repair, the new age defying treatment from Givenchy, is designed to help correct the appearance of wrinkles at the very moment when the facial movements exert the skin.

Smile ‘N Repair Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream

This eye cream has a soft, delicately creamy texture that offers efficient action on puffiness and dark circles. It also provides intense comfort for this highly sensitive zone!

Guess what? It cost £42.50 for 15ml!

Smile ‘N Repair Perfecting Wrinkle Correction Cream SPF15-PA++

Skin immediately looks smoother and more beautiful, and with every application feels denser and better toned. After four weeks wrinkles appear corrected. Plumped and even, your skin looks incredibly luminous with a smoothed and refined texture.

Curious how much this cost? £65.50 for 50ml!

Smile ‘N Repair Intensive Wrinkle Correction Serum

The most powerful Smile ’n Repair product (the most concentrated in MotionCorrect Complex), this serum is formulated with an instant firming agent for immediate skin perfection and radiance-boosting benefits. After four weeks wrinkles appear corrected.

And cost? £65.50 for 30ml~!

The precious sample sachets!!

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Interesting packaging!?? I think it’s totally cool! Ioma is the brand and the number “2” is the category (?) !

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So what is this this I’ve got?!It’s Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night – Tabs! Your face is protected, perfectly moisturized, from the first signs of aging.

PROVEN RESULTS

  • Protects and moisturizes the skin.
  • Stimulates cellular activity
  • Corrects first signs of aging
  • Boosts collagen production

Gently open the lid and apply your Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night IOMA to the whole face after you cleaned it. This skincare full of Active ingredients, of very light texture, moisturize intensely and prevent first signs of aging.

BTW, if you think this is sample sachet.. ehem! EXCUSE ME…. You are wrong! This is as good as travel size! 7 x 1ml tab! They sell in this size too! Though I don’t know how much this cost but I know that it cost £43.00 for a bottle of 30ml! You do the maths! It’s about £5 for 7ml already!

Just one look at the product I’ve got in my LBBB Anniversary box, I know it’d definitely more worthy than what I’ve paid for!! The atas products, the quantity of products and effort they put in!! Wow.. That’s enough to get me hooked on them!! Have you subscribed for your December’s StyleXSanta Box already!??? Definitely looking fwd to my Santa’s box!!!

Oh did I told you, the day I got my LBBB is also the day I got my VT, Samplestore samples and my Shake&Take!

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& look at the mess!! hahahaha!! I’m basically leaving my stuff everywhere because I clearly need to make more space for them!!

Once again Happy Birthday LBBB!! Looking forward to you 2nd year and more!

 

 

July Blackbox!

Time for Blackbox again!!! Yippieee~~~ For those who still don’t know what is blackbox, hurry up and sign up for one now!!! HUH?? Don’t want?? WHY?? It’s FREE and you will at least 5 items in your box!! I don’t see why not?? Check out blackbox.sg to find out more!

So for July, this is what i have……

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I see others got more item and some even have additional deluxe product despite have more items already.. but oh well… probably because they are sponsored review thus much awesome stuffs given! For me, i guess this is the best already.. but.. HOLD ON!

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I spotted an empty bottle!

Oh nooo… my bird nest serum had leaked!!! leak till nothing left! (T_T)

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But thank you blackbox for offering to send me one more via mail.. (altho i have not rec’d it)… so.. NO REVIEW for this at this moment..

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Next up, Energy drink by Take 5ive that boost immunity! Specially formulated for the stressed and over-worked, Take5ive Energy + Immunity Shot works to increase energy and minimize the effects of stress, fatigue and tiredness. It contains the clinically tested Wellmune Complex that has been shown in multiple clinical studies to help prime the body’s immune system, reduce number of sick days and improve general well-being. Take5ive Energy + Immunity Shot also helps improve mental clarity, focus and concentration to give you that energy boost when you need it most.

Benefits?? It increases energy & physical performance, improves focus, concentration & alertness, increases vigor & vitality, reduces number of sick days, reduces symptoms of stress & fatigue, supports vital functions of the immune system.

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it smelly pretty sweet but.. .aww.. the after tastes.. Plahhh… it kinda ‘heated up” your throat.. the mild burning sensation of this drink made me quite uncomfortable.. it irritate my throat a little too, like there are fine sands in my throat.. Reminds my of OPI liquid sand collection.. looks liquid in bottle but become rough when dries.. Will not buy this again.. 😦

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Charcoal Roasted White Coffee by Super…! 3 flavors! Classic, Brown Sugar & Hazelnut! i tried the Hazelnut and i like it – btw, i don’t really drink HOT coffee!! I think it’s comparable with those coffee selling at regular cafe..! Fragrance 5 stars.. Texture 5 stars.. Taste 5 stars.. Seriously i don’t feel that i’m drinking coffee at all.. The hazelnut fragrance is.. ooh-la-la~! Non-coffee lover, i think this is a good start! for coffee lover, maybe you can try the classic one of brown sugar is don’t want a fusion in your coffee..! *thumbs up!*

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Bad breath savior! Colgate Plax Mouth Wash in travel size!! Colgate Plax kills bacteria by up to 99.9%! It contains fluoride to help prevent cavities and gives long lasting fresh breath! For a cleaner, fresher, healthier mouth, rinse with……??? COLGATE PAX! Did i mention, it is alcohol-free! Just use it twice (gargle for 30 secs will do) a day after brushing and you will be protected for 12 hours!I

Fruity Fresh is the latest product! It’s really fruity.. the watermelon scent is so strong and yummy! hahahaha… It’s smell really sweet! Will i buy again? Why not!?IMG_4381

A perfectly balanced oil with a texture so absorbing that it instantly penetrates and adjusts to the specific needs of each hair type to nourish and provide perfect care. This is Loreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil! With a unique alchemy of 6 precious flower oils, it nourishes from root to tip to unleash the full splendour of your hair. Use before shampoo, as a mask, before straightening or as a finishing touch. Pretty similar to Kerastase hair oil~

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last but not least, we have a travel size cleanser from… CETAPHIL! heard many good review about it, even one of mt colleague is using it! CetaphilGentle Skin Cleanser is great for daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. This dermatologist-recommended cleanser is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is gentle enough for children, teens and adults.

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And last but not least.. the punch that always comes within the box that is filled with vouchers!! .. but before that.. IMG_4385 IMG_4386

check out what I’ve NOT rec’d! LOL!!! item 7 – 11… Do you have them??

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Now these are the vouchers! Naruko’s one interest me lots!!

New Vanity Trove

Good evening all! Today I’m gonna share with you my FIRST revamped Vanity Trove! What? What revamp?? yea.. Vanity trove had changed their concept last month and now you will no longer rec’d any SURPRISE at your doorstep..

From July onward, subscriber can pick what they want to goes into their trove!!! (Yeah or Neh?)

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For me i feel .. it’s a neh.. Yes, you get to pick what you want but u no longer get to anticipate any surprise nor try new product (by “force”).. When we (people) are given an option, we usually choose to pick something we’re more comfortable with. We also tends to measure the sample by its value and in the end, good sample that are of low value may be overlooked..? You know u paid S$25 of course u want to maximize every dollar and get the best samples! Given a Go60 mask (retail price: 5 for S$60) and a Beauty Diary mask (retail price: box of 10 for less than S$20??) which one will you want?? Go60 of course(!) but Beauty Diary is as good tooo you see…

Well, the only yeah part is.. i get to choose what i want! i can click click click all the expensive sample!!! Fastest finger first!! But again…. if these are all sample size (sachet 1ml, 3ml, 5ml) i don’t see a point in paying S$25 to get 6-7 sachet sample.. i can just go to the retail outlet or counter to ask for one…

CONCLUSION, i had cancelled my Vanity Trove subscription until i see any good promo! 😀 So for now.. Let’s just take a quick peep at what we have this month!

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See, that’s what i mean.. i have Dr Ci:Labo 2 times (this is the 3rd!) already but i still select this when it is available! WHY? because.. Firstly! it is really a good product! Save time and save effort! Secondly, this thing cost S$130 for 120g!!! So if u do your maths, this thing itself already cost S$21.67 (20g)!

You can check out my previous post HERE for this product’s review..

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Next, Kose’s sunblock! I haven’t use this but it has been stirring my curiosity!! LOL Kose is a reputable brand and i believe this little thing should be good! I’ll review again when i start using this…

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Next next~ DrGL collagen essence! Again, this is a sample that i had gotten before and it’s so good that i decided to grab it once more! Cost is a factor tooo! 30ml for S$198 – aint that crazy!? You can click HERE to find out more about this essence…

As of now… Just this 3 items it’s already worth almost S$100!! O_o

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Next up~ Kerastase hair oil! Again again! This is another good hair oil that i had tried before – when i just did my perm! It’s does wonder and i decided to grabbed it (heehee) one more time!

You can click HERE to check out my previous post on it’s review..

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Ujene serum.. i cannot remember if this is good but since i need 7 items to check out, so i just grabbed this! hahahaha

Nonetheless, feel free to check my previous post HERE for its review! 🙂

Seriously… this is post seems like my easiest post! hahahaha!!

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Kilo Off Slimming Tea! i want to clarify, not that i want to slim down.. but i thot this tea will taste as yummy as the Fruity tea (which i will show you again) but it turns out not as fantastic.. Just this 2 sachet, pls dun expect to shed 10kg off! It will be good to just drink this like a beverage.. it’s still nice to drink it as a tea than SLIMMING tea…

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Last but not least! My Beauty Diary’s 2 step mask! Serum is packed at the “hot air balloon” area.. i haven try this mask but I’m pretty confident it will works well because none of their mask have failed me yet!! 🙂

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OOPS! sorry!! nearly forgot about this… I think this is an extra perks for subscriber because i don’t remember i opt for this shampoo!! Although its not something fantastic but this thing will comes in handy when i go for my short trip! Nice scent shampoo and hair feels softer after wash!! *thumbs up!*

So that’s all for this month’s (July/Aug) trove!! stay tune SOON for my next (last) trove that will be arriving within this week or maybe next… *wink*