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

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Essential Massage Shampoo Brush

Washing my hair is probably one of the many things I enjoy doing! Always love the nice scent left behind by shampoo and the smooth tangle free touch after conditioning!

And ever since Essential introduced the Massage Shampoo Brush in mid-Ma… Wah~ I tell you, I can just go on and on massaging my scalp!

What??? You haven’t try Essential products before?? Come let me share with you more…

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Last year I did a review on new Essential range catered for combination hair user.

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Yes combination hair is a hassle when selecting the right shampoo to use! You will end up compromising only one hair problem at a time. Having the best of both world was probably just a dream.

However, since 2014 Oct, I guess we had our dream come true!! The new improved Essential range brings the best of both worlds to you! With the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology in the Light Finish Volumizing and Deep Cleansing Care variants, you can now achieve moisturised hair ends while maintaining a refreshed, breathable scalp!!

To make it better, for a limited time only, Essential is also giving out a massage shampoo brush with purchase of shampoo and conditioner banded pack.

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What is a “Massage Shampoo Brush”?

A massage shampoo brush is a common haircare tool in Japan and is used by the majority of Japanese women to help remove dirt and sebum more effectively from the scalp. The massaging action on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation. Now you can have a scalp massage without going to the salon! Save $$ and time yet maximum enjoyment!!

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The grip of the brush was pretty comfortable and it’s so easy to use!!

Now girls with manicure, this is probably your like your super hero!! No more ruined manicure while washing/massaging your scalp with your fingers!! You don’t even need to worry about damaging your scalp if massage too hard!!

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So far, I’ve been using the Essential Light Finish Volumizing Shampoo + Conditioner for 3 days (could have used it for a longer period but some hiccups in between hence I got my package late. Still glad that it reached me eventually!!!)!!

The scent is one factor I believe every girls would love! Now my hair ends looks healthier and no more oily scalp!! My long hair are also much more manageable!! With the new massage shampoo brush, it just made washing my hair a more enjoyable process!!

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Every day is like a hair spa day with Essential!!!

The Essential banded pack (shampoo 750ml + conditional 750ml) is now available at all leading supermarkets & personal care stores ($19.60)!! Quickly grab yours now before it’s out of stock!!

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Alternative, you can get their FREE samples of Deep Cleansing Care shampoo & conditioner HERE too!!

Don’t forget to follow Essential on Instagram at @essentialsingapore for updates!

Click HERE to check out my previous post on New Essential review!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential

 

Yay!! New Shampoooo!

I think I’m pretty obsessed with shampoo nowadays!!! Just recently I decided to throw in my money for a good scalp care shampoo and here you see me with my NIOXIN SYSTEM 3 TRIAL PACK!

Nioxin is pretty popular among user with hair thinning problem! Why? Because it specialize in hair thinning problem and scalp issue..

From Nioxin website: 

NIOXIN uses advanced technologies to deliver thicker, fuller, denser-looking hair. Our commitment to innovation, supported by research, enables us to be able to help enables us to be able to help more than 50% of people worldwide who experience thinning hair.

The NIOXIN approach began in 1987, when founder experienced thinning hair after the birth of her first child and began to investigate the idea of treating the scalp with skincare methods.

Until then, people experiencing thin-looking hair had very few options for help. NIOXIN’s advanced technologies provide real solutions for making the most of the hair you have, transforming the hair care industry and bringing hope and confidence to men and women everywhere.

 

I don’t have hair thinning problem YET but i have dandruff problem and oily scalp! My scalp becomes oily and itchy if I did not wash my hair for one day. JUST ONE DAY is all it takes… T_T So I’m glad I had grabbed this trial pack (a some full size for my family)

Oh, if you didn’t know, Nioxin have different “system” to cater to different problem. Mainly based on hair thinning condition and whether your hair is chemical treated? I have shared an image in my Instagram showing which system you should use based your your hair condition.. I shall share it with you shortly (or look at my blog’s side bar to go to my instagram)!

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For me, I belong to the “Normal to thin looking hair” and “chemical treated” category so I should use System 3. This trial pack is good enough for 1 week for my hair length (around waist?)..

Consist of:

  • 150ml Cleanser Shampoo
  • 150ml Scalp Revitaliser (Conditioner la~)
  • 50ml Scalp Treatment

IMG_8817.JPG IMG_8859.JPGDon’t expect flora or baby shampoo scent for Nioxin! It’s a treatment shampoo hence scent is not it’s selling point. But don’t worry, it doesn’t smell very bad. Just maybe like … Head & Shoulder Methol?? (O_o)?

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So with the shampoo in hand, let’s not waste it!! It’s shower time!! Erm…. not really shower but just washing my hair.. LOL!

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Nioxin shampoo lather foam quickly & easily! Best thing is that you won’t need lotsa shampoo to wash this kinda long hair, just a little bit is enough (probably size of two 50c coins?)..

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So after washing your hair, NORMALLY it won’t turn out this frizzy!! It’s just that I’m trying to shoot better picture so i keep tossing my hair to lather more foam and .. well~ BUT even with such frizziness, fred not!!

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With Nioxin Scalp Revitaliser (I shall call it conditioner la~) your hair is gonna be smooth and scalp will be clean in no time..!

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You not only can use on hair end, you can apply on your scalp tooo! I think the right way to use this conditioner is to apply on your scalp (& hair end too), gently massage and leave it for 2-3 mins.. You will feel this menthol sensation on your scalp shortly.. Woo~ when your scalp touches water again (to wash away residue), your scalp will be so freaking cooling! *thumbs up up up*

What?? Will it cause oily scalp since conditioner touches our scalp you asking?? Don’t worry about that because it did not happen..! Not only I feel REFRESH, I have smooth and clean scalp toooo!

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LAST STEP!? Scalp treatment!

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Towel-dry your hair and then, spray this over your scalp evenly and gently massage, YOU ARE DONE! This treatment is not oily at all!

I definitely recommend this readers with hair thinning problem..!

Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo 1000ml – S$100.58

Nioxin Scalp Revitaliser 1000ml – S$113.42

Nioxin Scalp Treament 100ml – S$100.58

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BTW, this is not a sponsored review.. 🙂

Switch to new Essential!!

I don’t know about you but I’m one of those who keep changing shampoo because my hair seems to be easily immune to the shampoo effect! Almost after 1-2 bottles, I will need search for new brand again…

I have oily scalp (if I did not wash my hair for 1 day, you can see my hair is so damn oily/shiny! It’s just one day know!?), dandruff (Yes, not only oily, dandruff starts to appear too.), dry hair and split ends (One strand of hair can split into 3 man!)! Finding one shampoo that is cost effective and tackles all this problem seems challenging! It’s either you get one that fix your scalp/dandruff but doesn’t give your hair that extra shine/soft touch (even drier hair) or you get one that gives you soft smooth hair but end up making your scalp even oilier, or worst, itchy scalp.. 😦 This is the problem of COMBINATION HAIR!! Grrr… You can never solve the problem with one shampoo!! ……

OH WAIT!

Actually, NOW you can!!! Just recently, in October, Essential relaunches with brand NEW packaging, IMPROVED formula and a NEW variant! \(^__^)/ ….. (so what???)

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SO it means…… Girls with combination hair, your problem is solved!!!

But before I go into details, let me just do a quick intro of Essential (for the benefit of new user)!!

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Essential is a popular haircare brand from Japan. Understanding the needs of Singaporean girls and their hair woes, Essential has a wide range of products to help repair and care for hair. Essential offers products ranging from basic care like Shampoo & Conditioner to more intensive treatments like Hair Masks and Leave On Serum/Lotions.

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Essential haircare range has relaunched with new, improved formula and technology. Now, Essential is available in 4 variants to suit all hair needs and types:

  • Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) – for weak & damaged hair

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  • Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) – for dull & rough hair

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  • Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) – for flat and limp hair

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  • Deep Cleansing Care (blue) – for oily scalp & dry ends (new!)

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Out of these 4 variants, the yellow and blue variants have technology that caters to people with combination hair – oily scalp/roots yet dry ends.

Essence even came up with a table like below to show you the difference/effect of each of them.. (How thoughtful!)

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Well, The concept of ‘combination hair’ is similar to that of ‘combination skin’, where hair condition from the same person is not uniform from root to tip. People with combination hair usually have oily roots and dry ends. Consumers are not familiar with the term ‘combination hair’ and no other haircare brand has talked about it.

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Essential wants to take this chance to educate consumers about this concept and bring to their attention that they may have this condition and new Essential is the solution to their problem.

New Essential Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) and Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variants have the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology to target both problems of roots and hair ends. As a result, consumers experience the best of both worlds with one product – airy light roots and moisturized ends. It also has Microfine All Smooth Essence which delivers nutrients to repair damaged hair surface from root to tip; promises to smoothen your locks and helps you achieve healthy and manageable hair.

Hair feels surprisingly smooth when you finger comb through whether wet or dry. With the absence of tangles, water does not get trapped between the tangles hence blow-drying your hair is also faster!

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Question: With so many variants, how do I know which is suitable for me?

Answer: Just ask yourself two questions and choose from the matrix below..

1. Do you have oily hair roots/scalp?
2. Do you have dry/damaged hair ends?

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Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variant has the lightest formula and is suitable for people with very oily roots, followed by Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) variant for oily roots..

Improved treatment (tube) now works its magic on your hair in 30 seconds! The result you will get is deeply moisturized and manageable hair. Perfect for busy days!

For more intensive treatment to treat those dry/damaged ends, leaving hair softer,
smoother and more manageable, use Essential Hair Mask! People with very dry/damaged hair should use the richest formula Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) variant for treatment and mask while the rest can use the Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) variant which is comparatively lighter.

Always remember, do NOT apply treatment/mask on your scalp. Apply to hair ends only. It will make your hair (near to scalp) oily..

So here’s the variant I received!!!

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Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variant!!!IMG_7932

& Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) treatments!

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SUPER EXCITED ME CAN’T WAIT TO TRY!!!! LOL!!

I’ve been washing my hair with Essential shampoo/conditioner everyday and I must say.. It smells AWESOME!! I think Japan brands always make their product smells soo nice!! Make people wana keep using them!!

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My thought on the first few days: Although they smell awesome (the scent last ONE whole day on my hair!!) but the shampoo/conditioner did not perform as expected. 😦 I’m glad that my scalp is less oily now but hair ends are still as dry. Using the conditioner, it did not gives me that silky smoothness.. 😦 Disappointed, I went on to try the 30 seconds treatment..

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WOOO… This is sooo much better!! My hair instantly comes alive! It’s smooth and like advertisement, my hair can fly sui-sui when the wind blows!! Ok, too exaggerating but this treatment really helps to fixed my hair breakage and give me the desired smoothness!! When I comb my hair, it’s totally tangle-free and as smooth as silk! You won’t feel those hair breakage while combing your hair! Just remember to only use it on hair ends!! You would’t want your hair root to be oily again…

Too bad I can only use this 2-3 times a week!! (T_T) But heng ah~ (fortunately) I still have their hair serum from previous review (read HERE) to save my bad hair day!!!! Awwww.. heartz-heartz!!!

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Ya, the side without serum is how my hair looks like when I only use shampoo & conditioner.. Frizzy -__-

My thought after using it for 1 week plus: I can start to see improvement on my hair ends! Although using just the shampoo/conditioner did not give my hair that ultra smooth touch, I’m glad they’re still easy to comb and less frizzy now. However, I don’t know is it because my scalp is drier now, it tends to itch a bit at times.. hmm..

So to speak, to achieve that awesome smooth and sleek hair plus no oily scalp, it’s not impossible! I just have to use the whole series – Shampoo, Conditioner & Treatment/Mask + Serum!! Yes a bit ma-huan (troublesome) I know but that’s the price to pay for beautiful hair right?

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If you’re like me too, very excited to try them, head over to Essential Facebook Page now to redeem your FREE samples now!! Mai tu liao~ Follow them on the FB and instagram (@essentialsingapore) for the latest update!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential

October Bellabox – We Are TWO!

Happy 2nd Birthday Bellabox!! Glad that I had subscribed to this month box because other then the items I don’t like, I love them ALL!!IMG_6829

Are you able to tell which are my love? Oh! Did I mention, this month’s Bellabox come in a bag. Paperbag! LOL Nah.. It a small cosmetic bag (pouch)!

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How many of the “post card” can you recognized here? I think i only remember 3?? I was unsubscribed for a period of time.. But now I’m back!

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So let’s see what we have here!!!!

SANITARY PAD!! This is the first thing that I see when I opened up the paper bag!

Cosmo

This seems like a new invention? Check out HERE for their blog post.

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This is a very generous amount of sample!!! I can say it’s as good as a regular pack! So what’s so special about it?? WARNING: DO NOT scroll down if you had bought any lottery!

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After I opened them up, I can immediately feel the softness. But one thing has been bothering me… So MANY HOLES can hold our menses????? O_O Obviously you have not read the blog link that I had provided earlier!

Whisper Cosmo is made of an elastic material, and comes with a unique flexible structure for a 3D fit. Since the resilient pad is less likely to shift or bunch, there’s no need to worry about leakage. Move your body as freely as you want to. No more restrictions!

So these holes are actually the “unique flexible structure”!  Not only that, on days that you have long meeting and can’t change your pad regularly, FRED NOT!

Cosmo has three times the absorbency of regular napkins. Now you can focus on the long meetings, and forget all about the heavy-flow!

That’s not all.. The holes can do more!!

The holes in the centre section of the pad, known as micro dots, absorb flow quickly and allow it to spread evenly across the lower layer of the pad, reducing discomfort for the skin.

Well, fear that not changing your pad often will caused you skin irritation?

A unique, oil-coated non-woven fabric sheet is used for the top sheet, minimising friction for a gentler feel on the skin.

“Lactoflex” does not feel stiff or strange against your skin. Thanks to this material, Whisper Cosmo is comfortable and gentle on the skin!

Ok, now the holes seems pretty attractive.. hahah! Probably I can try it soon when my period is present!

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Opening up the pouch, I saw two shining tube waving at me!! Ah-Ha!! Loreal shampoo!!! Yeah!! Sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner.. I think I had a blog post about this before..Hang on!! Let me check………………………………………………

OK.. click HERE for the post! Shall skip being too long winded!

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OK!! This is what I’ve been longing to receive! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish  Foundation Powder!Laura Mercier products are well known for FLAWLESS SKIN effect! I had tried their tinted moisturizer, creme foundation and now (YIPPIE) foundation powder!! I’m pretty confident that I will like this product very much!

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And I guess I’ll be utilizing this leaflet soooon!!! wahahahahaha!!!

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Not another hair oil~~ can i skip this intro?? I have been receiving this like N times..

To summarize this product review, i can only say, it’s good! do a quick search on my blog & you’ll be able to find the product review!

Following up next is two products from Good Skin Lab!

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Circleplex-2! Protect and repair the sensitive area around your eyes while getting rid of dark circles 24/7 with GoodSkin Lab CIRCLEPLEX-2™. The colour correcting lightweight day cream moisturises and creates a protective layer against sun exposure, while the night cream offers deep and soothing hydration. With a day and night cream, it promises that your lookers get the health content that they need any time of the day!

Apply on sensitive skin around eyes sparingly.

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Exten-10! Younger looking skin. Right now! The scientists at GoodSkin Labs know modern life is stressful, hard on skin. Poor diet, insufficient sleep, pollution, the sun – they add up, and show up, on your face. So they developed Exten-10™ to help restore skin’s youthful appearance. Helping it visibly renew, repair and defend itself like it used to.

On clean, dry skin, smooth a liberal amount over entire face and neck. Apply prior to sun exposure for daily SPF protection. Reapply if exposed to prolonged sun exposure. After 4 weeks, look 10 years younger!

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Ooooh-la-laaa~ Wanna smell good for your date?? Try this! Elizabeth Arden Untold! A luxurious and modern floral composition, UNTOLD celebrates the sophistication and intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman. From her vibrant optimism and refined femininity to her mysterious aura and magnetic sensuality, UNTOLD takes you on a journey through the many facets that together, make her genuinely beautiful. With its sparkling and fruity introduction, radiant floral heart and mysterious addictive warmth, UNTOLD captures all that a woman is.

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I’ve been wearing it to work this day.. IMO, dun apply too much you’ll get choked! LOL probably it’s a little too strong for me..

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Ok Ok!!! I’m getting excited!! I’ve been waiting for this!!!! Jacqueline Burchell nail polish!!!!

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I’d received “This is Beautiful” color polish.. Indeed very suitable for its name. This is REALLY beautiful!

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This is a purple color with pinkish tone? Many many shimmers!! Very very beautiful!! It’s not very opaque but one coat is still as beautiful.. Need at least 3 coat to hide nail smile line.. But I’m still glad a got this color.. I have a pic of the lacquer I applied on my nails but it on my PC (I’m using mobile app to blog now!)… Shall show you guys again when I’m using my PC again..

Oh! and I nearly forgot.. a copy of Oct Cosmopolitan magazine was included in this month’s Bellabox. However, it was too late to join any contest/giveaway that was publish in it so…. it’s as good as a storybook now.. LOL.. only can read articles..

 

Bellabox Giftbox!

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Straight to the point! See… You like my giftbox too?? Received this complimentary gift box (worth S$125) from Bellabox because I’m subscribed to them (again)! See… below was (part of) the email I received… Subscribe now (then) and receive a free $125 gift box!! Why not! It’s like paying $19.95 for 2 box! Capture

Soooo, first thing that attracted me to get this gift box is because of this….!

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Anna Sui 870!! A bright cheery yellow! Opaque yellow! Vivid yellow!

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Broad brush is another thing I like about it!

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Index finger: 2 coat

Middle finger: 1 coat

If you like this yellow, you can check out from HERE to see which is your nearest outlet to grab one!

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Well, that’s not the only thing that caught my attention! Another reason why I chose this gift box is because… it has twistband!!

Twistbands are really useful, pretty and most importantly.. cause no dents/damage/crease to your hair!!!

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These are the 3 colors I received. basic black and white and a sweet pink that comes with a bling bling!

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Next, shampoo & conditioner. I assume I don’t have to introduce this again.. I had received them so many time and i’ll sound like an old lady if I intro them again (like a spoil radio that keeps on repeating!)

Summary, it’s the scent that will keep me wanting to use it.. 😉

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VEET! Hair removal cream… erm, not very useful for me as i don’t really have much hair to remove and if I really need to, I usually go to the experts.. LOL! Pampered me~

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I had this from one of my beauty box! It looks/sounds really good but i have not used it yet because the thot of having to wash away the mask makes me lazy~ hahaha

You can read up my previous post HERE for more details about this mask pack! C’mon, don be lazy.. (LOL!!)

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Next next… something from Adonis.. I never expect to see Adonis product in my trove..

Herbal Peel Gel – Mild exfoliator

Using a variety of Herbs and seven types of natural eco-friendly ingredients, this mask delivers serious brightening, glowing results. The dead skin on the surface of your face accumulates over time, causing a dull, gray complexion. Only with exfoliation can you remove this skin to reveal the soft, new skin underneath, revealing its natural lightness.

Herbal Peel Gel exfoliates gently and expertly, providing a bright skin tone, replenishing your youthful complexion and removing unsightly dead skin.

How to use? Apply a thin, comprehensive layer of the mask on your face, avoiding eye area. Leave on initially for one minute, then spread and massage it into your skin in circular motions. Rinse off with clear water and apply moisturiser and SPF right after.

Dermatox – Anti-toxin

Dermatox provides intensive purification for congested pores. Over time dirt, oil and dead skin can clog pores leading to breakouts, blemishes, even scarring. Prevent and treat your blemishes with Dermatox.

This amazing product will let you know in two ways that it’s properly working: The first is by releasing a strong smell indicating the level of toxicity in your pores that’s being released. With regular use, the smell lessens, proving that there is less toxicity. The second way you’ll know it’s working is by the compliments you’ll receive on your improved, radiant, clear complexion.

How to use? Spray Dermatox onto cleansed skin. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with cleanser. For best results, rinse with Adonis Cleanser.

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Justin Bieber roll-on Eau de Toilette .. I’m not a Bieber fans… but this lil nothing smell ok to me!

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It’s pretty convenient to bring around! Just one thing about it.. The scent ain’t that lasting as compared to my other perfume.. and the roller isn’t very smooth. Not much perfume “rolled” out when I apply it.. 😦

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Ok, now for something that I like again… Dr.Ci:Labo! Again, I’m gonna do it the lazy way! hahaha… click HERE to view more details about it!

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Last but not least… A very powerful sunblock!! SPF70!! Hell madness! hahahah! Armada Sport 70 is by VMV Hypoallergenics!

If you spend lots of time outdoors, and want a very lightweight, high performance cream, this sunblock is for you! Extreme protection for extreme outdoor conditions. It’s ultra lightweight and very water resistant.

Impressive PFAs are combined with SPFs as high as 70-90 to effectively screen out UVA and UVB rays for active protection against sun-induced skin cancer, photoaging and hyperpigmentation.

Defensive-line formula creates a unique “barrier-film,” an invisible virtual “second skin,” that stays on skin’s surface to maintain protection integrity in and out of water, and while exposed to harsh sun and heat. Soft, skin-coating silicones give this barrier-film an exceptionally smooth glide and keep it light, so skin stays comfortable.

To Use:

Shake well before use. Apply liberally on face and body skin, carefully avoiding membranous areas of eyes and nostrils. For best results, apply 30 to 60 minutes prior to sun exposure, especially before highly active sports. When outdoors, reapply at least every 1 to 2 hours, after swimming or sweating and after towel drying.

Well, that’s all for my gift box! It’s a quick post because most of the item here are either repeated products or I haven’t use thus not much to share.. All I can say now is… Stay tune for the next box.. I think it’s coming in 2 weeks time…. 😀

Pardon any error/typo you see here.. I’m too tired to proofread yet wana quickly share this with you! Shall make amendments again!

Black Box Mini – Loréal

“Postman Pat~ Postman Pat~ Postman Pat and his little black cat! black & white cat!”

(oops! i always thought is “little blackcat” until i saw this youtube video!)

Do you still remember Postman Pat? or is it only me!? 😦 (Sign of aging Number 109!) It was one of my favourite cartoon in the 90s (or was it 80s??) although i already forgotten 90% what the story is about! But what has it gotta do with my post today?? Of cause it has something to do with today’s post!! Without “POSTMAN PAT”, i won’t be receiving my mails, my parcel & … my blackbox mini!! Thanks Postman!! Kudos!!

ANYWAY, let’s not drift too far~

I’d received my Blackbox mini last week! I thought it will come in a box, small box..

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But it came in an envelope.. Still better than nothing! LOL… I’m thrilled when i opened the envelope!!

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It’s a beautiful black pouch! i believe this is the black pouch in April’s Blackbox?? So what’s in my blackbox mini??

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Loréal EverSleek shampoo & conditioner! EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo gently cleanses while weightlessly smoothing frizzy, unruly hair. EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner smoothes and deeply conditions frizzy, unruly hair without weighdown. Both helps improve texture, and leaves hair beautifully sleek and manageable.

Frizz-Free Control – Has humidity and unruly hair got you down? The EverSleek Smoothing System tames frizz without the use of heavy silicones that make your hair feel waxy or weighed down. Instead, these light formulas infused with Argan, Sunflower and Olive oils smooth hair for 48-hours of frizz-free bliss. Stay stunningly sleek through any weather.

Lose Sulfates, Not Suds – All sulfate-free products are not created equal. Many shampoos that forego sulfates tend to be lacking in the lather department. Thanks to advanced technology, all Ever lines produce rich, luxurious foam infused with a refreshing botanical scent. Your hair—and your senses—will thank you!

I had try them before (when my hair WERE str8!) and i think they are pretty awesome! But now that i had my hair untamed perm, I feel that the “intense smooth” is not smooth enuff for me as claimed.. But i love the scent it left on my hair.. like i just when to salon for a hair wash!

Seriously with my permed hair now.. no “silky smooth” shampoo will makes it smooth anymore… i need repair and nourished!! LOL.. and cannot be lazy! Arrgg…

Dove Whitening Original Deodorant

Hi Readers!!! Its me again! After a busy week i finally have got time to do a post for you! Singapore weather is totally crazy now! Hot!! Hazy!! what else!? The PSI (Pollutant Standard Index) here has hit 401 on 21st June, my DAD’s Birthday!! What a day to remember~! My trip to the River Safari with kiddy has been affected too! But I’ll share that with you on another post! Today’s post is about Dove Whitening Original Deodorant!

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Rec’d this deodorant from Dove early June for a review.. erm. not really a review, more like a testimonial? Got this chance to do review from Singapore Womens’ Weekly magazine! This is not sample size or travel size! It’s the actual retail size deodorant!

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Dove Whitening Original Deodorant is the best deodorant i had use so far. No kidding! The whitening effect aside, the scent is enough to make me keep wanting more! It has a very pleasant calming scent, like baby powder. This may sounds crazy but it works like how lavender works on me. Wearing Dove Whitening Original Deodorant during the day, i feel fresh and clean! Wearing it at night, makes me relax & sleep well too . The deodorant scent is something i look forward to each time i use it!

That’s not all, another thing i like about Dove Whitening Original Deodorant is that it doesn’t stain your clothes! My friend who uses deodorant too always have this unsightly patch on her blouse (under-arm area) when she applies too much deodorant but with Dove Whitening Original Deodorant, i did not see this happening to me! That’s very promising already!

How’s the effect you asking? I find it effective too! Usually I will shaved my underarm every 2-3 days or use a wax strip (but waxing is too painful!). Regular shaving caused my underarm to have uneven skin tone, skin darkening and made my underarm skin dry. Based on my observation after I started using Dove Deo (been almost a month now), my underarm skin tone has lighten quite a bit and it kind of moisturize and soothe my underarm after I shaved (it is especially soothing after I waxed my underarm!). It’s good to see that my dark underarm has lighten and feeling fresh all day!

However don’t expect it to work like overnight magic.. It took about 3-4 days for me to realize my darkened underarm seems a little fairer. So happy to see it become fairer, i started using it more diligently! Every morning once, after shower, before i head to work & once in the evening after my shower when I’m back from work! When i’m feeling so worn out that day, i will apply it again just before i goes to sleep so that i can easily fall asleep without thinking about work!

Conclusion, this is definitely a deodorant that i will purchase again and recommend to my family and friends! People who have not use any deodorant before and wish to try, Dove Whitening Original Deodorant will definitely not disappoint you!

Nice scent! Effective! Easy to bring around! What more can you ask for!? Falling in Love with Dove!!

Before i end this post!! I’m so happy that i managed to grab this Dove Gift Set!!! Purchase a set of shampoo + condition and you can bring home a Panasonic hair dryer!!!

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(This is not a sponsored review but more of a testimonial + giveaway that I participated)