NYLON x VANITY TROVE November Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS!

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

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

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

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

2. LANEIGE Water Bank Essence_Ex (10ml)

3. Curél Moisture Lotion II (8ml)

4. Curél Moisture Face Milk (8ml)

5. Curél Intensive Moisture Cream (4g)

6. Bioderma Sensibio H2O (20ml)

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

8. Cosme Decorté Liposome Treatment Liquid (14ml)

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

10. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (1 piece)

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

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

BIODERMA Sensibio H2O

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 BENEFITS

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

MAGNIFICENT RESULTS

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov Nylon

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

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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

Essential Sleeping Hair Mask

This is a “抱病上场” post! Yes, I’m sick over the LONG weekend! Can‘t enjoy this rare opportunity!! Best part, it gets better when work day kicks in! AHH! 劳碌命 (toil life)!! SO, u guys must read till the end to appreciate my effort ya!

How many of you are already using Essential products? I’ve tried their shampoo and I like not only the scent but also the texture it gives my hair!! For those who don’t know Essential, here’s a brief intro..

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Essential is a popular haircare brand for damaged hair from Japan. Understanding the needs of Singaporean girls and their damaged care woes, Essential has a wide range of products to help repair and care for damaged hair.

Essential offers products ranging from basic care items like Shampoo and Conditioner to Treatment items such as Intensive Hair Mask and Leave On Hair Treatments. Made with natural ingredients, Essential nourishes one’s tresses and effectively cares for damaged hair even up to the last 15cm, which the oldest and most damaged part of our hair.

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Essential is available in 3 variants :

Nuance Airy (Pink) – Gives hair a light and bouncy feel. Suitable for those with damaged, flat and limp hair.
Rich Premier (Sand) – Gives hair a smooth and manageable feel. Suitable for those with damaged and untamable hair.
Purely Smooth (Orange)– Gives hair a light and smooth finish. Suitable for those with damaged and rough hair.

Today, I’m not sharing review on shampoo or conditioner. I’m sharing with you their NEW products that will solve below problem!!

5. Essential Pillow Damage Criminals Wanted Poster

Problems I’m facing:

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Yes!! Do you often have this frizzy hair problem when u wakes up!!? I hate it when the door bells ring in the morning when I have to get outta bed to open the door.. Because I have no time to tidy my hair~ T_T

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(See what I mean?? Pls don’t tell me this is sexy~)

When sleeping, tossing and turning causes hair to rub against the pillow, creating friction. We call such friction caused by the pillow as Pillow Friction.

Pillow Friction causes the hair cuticles to open up unevenly, causing hair to be rough, frizzy or prone to tangles. We call such hair damage caused by pillow friction as Pillow Damage.

As a result of Pillow Damage, you wake up the next day with frizzy, unmanageable hair like a lion’s mane. This is commonly referred to as bed hair.

To solve this problem, people usually have no choice but to wash their hair in the morning. Washing hair ‘resets’ the uneven alignment of hair cuticles and makes hair smooth and manageable again. However, by having to wash hair in the morning, they have to wake earlier and sacrifice beauty sleep.

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But now with we have the new Essential Leave-On Treatment Range  Day and Night Treatment Regime Repairs and Nourishes Round the Clock, what is bed hair man!! LOL~

The new treatment range prep your hair at night to look great the next morning. Introducing an innovative new hair treatment concept, the Essential Leave-On Treatment range helps repair and nourish your precious locks round the clock, even while you sleep! Protects each hair strand and minimizes Pillow Damage.

Comprising of an intensive repair Treatment Milk (for night use) and a revitalizing Hair Serum (for day use), this new day-and-night treatment range is specially formulated with Cuticle Care and Cuticle Protection ingredients that weightlessly repairs and moisturizes damaged hair cuticles and also shields it from external stresses such as friction and humidity.

Leave nothing up to fate; wake up with smooth, lustrous locks every day!

Are you excited already!!!?? Hahahaha… I am!!

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This is the retail size Treatment Milk (for Night Use) 100ml! Night use night use…. means…. to use at night (of course!) LOL! Okay, enough of joke! This treatment milk works like a sleeping mask! You heard me, sleeping mask!

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The packaging of the sleeping mask is like a pump bottle. Yes, pump bottle! Not those tub with turn cap or squeeze-tube. No more over-squeezed amount or unhygienic usage from the tub.. 😉

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The milky, non-greasy texture is absorbed instantly by your hair and forms a protective layer between each hair strand and your pillow, protecting your hair cuticles from Pillow Friction while you toss and turn. Ladies can confidently look forward to stronger, healthier and silky soft hair that is easy to manage and style the next morning

How to use:

  • Use on towel-dried or damp hair
  • Pump an appropriate amount onto palm
  • Spread and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to the tip of hair
  • Do not rinse off
  • Go to bed!

What I think?? Seems pretty GOOD! See, here’s my hair frizzy curl before going to bed!

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Yes, usually after my evening shower, I do nothing to my hair and it will dry like this mess~ LOL… I applied the treatment milk on my dry hair and immediately my hair looks more tame.

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Yes, I know what you are thinking..

“You finger brushed your hair of course it looks tame on the treated side ma~”

But, FYI, I finger-brushed both sides…

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Seeee!! Picking up both “bush” of hair together, can you now see the difference?? I’m happy that SampleStore actually introduce this to their members and I think you should really try it too (I’ll provide sample redemption link at the end of my post)!

How do I look next morning? Or rather how my hair look after a night of treatment!?

GREAT! They’re much more manageable and smoother than before!

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See, they now can easily be twirl around and most importantly, I DON’T look like a angry lion when I wake up! ehem~ Don’t ask if I apply the treatment on my left or right side of my hair for this review.. I applied “every” side of course! I wouldn’t wanna wake up with left side of me like a lion and only right side with tamed hair~

Treatment does not stop when you wakes up! You can continue your treatment with Essential Leave On Serum in the morning!

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The Cuticle Protection Ingredients form a protective veil over hair to prevent frizz and dryness caused by humidity and UV rays. Just spread the serum evenly onto hair and it invigorates hair, giving it a healthy and lustrous shine while protecting it from the sun.

How to use:

  • Use on towel-dried or damp hair, or before blow-drying
  • Can also be used on dry hair
  • Pump an appropriate amount onto palm
  • Spread and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to tip of hair

Both treatment are selling at S$11.90 each, available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, personal care stores and pharmacies.

Keen to try it first? No sweat man!! Get your free sample of Essential Sleeping Hair Mask HERE! That’s not all!!

Essential redemption

2NE1 FANS~~ Listen up~~ You can WIN tickets to 2NE1’s All or Nothing World Tour concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 28th June! HOW????

Simply purchase $10 worth of Essential products to qualify! Go to http://www.essentialsg.com/2ne1 for more information.

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(image from google search)

Remember to hit “Like” on Essential Facebook Page for latest news/update!

HANG ON~~~ Before you say goodbye, do check out SampleStore too! You will loveee them! Because, I do! (Psst, Essential Rich Premier/Nuance Airy Hair Mask is available for redemption oh!)

*pardon any typo, i will amend them when I feel better 🙂

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreEssential

I love *NEW* Sample Store

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Jiang jiang jiang jiang~~~~

The new Sample Store package! 1st thought? “My goodness! Have i redeemed so much??”

I like the new packaging and revamped Sample Store website! It’s easier to look for samples at their website now and the packing is no longer that flimsy envelope! It has improved to a resealable bag where I can reuse! Reuse for keeping what items I don’t know yet but it’s gona be useful!! 😀

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So now… let me walk you through the samples I had redeemed!

Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Strip (mango Flavour)

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For skin moisturization & fairness! The hottest beauty & diet innovation from Japan! Each pack of exotically Mango flavored Skin C placenta jelly contains 15000 mg of premium placenta extract, which has been processed using a special manufacturing process to eliminate any peculiar odors.  Individually packed portions of jelly are convenient and easy to eat, especially if you don’t like taking tablet or powder form of diet supplement.  Unique enzyme decomposition processing allows the collagen, placenta peptides and hyaluronic acids to be easily absorbed.  This placenta and collagen beauty diet supplement is both safe and diet-friendly.

This product is sugar-free, caffeine-free and preservatives-free.

  • Low molecular weight collagen peptide: provides essential amino acids to replenish and restructure the skin from within
  • Elastin
  • Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid: a glycoprotein essential for the structural integrity of dermal matrix and a stimulant of collagen synthesis
  • Placenta extract
  • Swallow’s nest extract
  • Ceramide
  • Vitamin C: a vital factor for collagen synthesis

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JELLY! Taste great and made me wanna grab a 2nd stick immediately! Too bad it is only advisable to consume 1 pack per day (as dessert or snack is fine)..!

It comes in other flavour too… Passionfruit & Pear!

Retail price: $16.90/7pcs

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Well, here’s the next product I redeemed!

Avalon Mango

EMPOWERING THE SECRET TO HEALTHY, RADIANT SKIN | The latest Technology from Japan, Best Tasting Collagen Ever!

Beauty is no longer the exclusive domain of women. Healthy and radiant skin is coveted by both sexes of this new age generation.

AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen uses the most premium ingredients, such as Japanese fish collagen of molecular weight of less than 3,000 Daltons and believed to be the best for absorption by the human body. In addition, it is the only collagen product in the market to be fortified with Probiotic complex – a combination of strains of beneficial bacteria. These work together to balance intestinal microflora and facilitate the rebuilding of healthy intestinal system to boost absorption of collagen peptides and L-Vitamin C, doubling the effectiveness of anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties, leaving us with radiant skin to reveal beauty from inside out.

Available in 3 refreshing flavours (Mango/Lemon/Blueberry), AVALON™ makes consumption of collagen a pleasurable daily affair. Besides, every serving is individually packed for great convenience, catering to busy individuals who want to keep healthy glowing skin while they are on the go. You can consume it right off the sachet or mix with your drinks! With no added sugar, AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen is one great choice for diabetics as well as weight watchers.

It is never too early to start on collagen as the natural production of collagen in our body declines when we are 20 years old. Thus get your daily dose of AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen today to start enjoying the awesome benefits of it!

Retail price: $58.90/30pcs

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Third item in the bag!

Kérastase MASQUE CHROMA CAPTIVE  |  Shine intensifying masque for color-treated hair

  • Nourishes and moisturizes, leaving hair soft and supple
  • Preserves color depth and shine for up to 40 days with use of Chroma Captive 3-step system
  • Polishes the hair fiber from root to tip, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection and shine
  • Features Linseed Oil proven to reduce color fading by 33% to 50% (instrumental testing)
  • Protects against anti oxidant aggressors and premature color fading
  • Gives the ultimate UV protection

SYSTEME CAPTURE:

  • Zinc Gluconate:Captures and locks- in color deep within the hair fiber by creating strong ionic bonds between coloring agents
  • Linseed Oil: Derived from the flax plant, this water repelling oil polishes and smooth the hair fiber from root to tip, leaving hair smooth and shiny for maximum light reflection
  • Vitamin E and UV Filters: Help fight against oxidative aggressors that lead to premature color

How to use?

  • Apply a quarter-sized amount to clean, towel-dried hair
  • Massage through from roots to ends, focusing on the most sensitized areas
  • Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly

Retail price: $69.00

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Now for the last item!

Abbott Revitalens Ocutec Multi-purpose Disinfecting Solution

Cleans, Rinses, Disinfects, Removes Protein, Stores and Conditions soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses – All Steps in One Bottle.

RevitaLens OcuTec® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution is indicated for the care of soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses. Use this product, as recommended by your eye care practitioner, to:

  • Chemically (NOT HEAT) Disinfect
  • Clean
  • Rinse
  • Store
  • Remove Protein
  • Condition

Retail price: $13/300ml

So now…. are you ready to redeem your free samples??

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Head to Sample Store now and register an account to start redeeming your samples! Remember to write a review for products you had tried in order to earn back the points for next round of redemption!!

Etude House Silk Scarf

Do you know what has happen to me early this week (which is Monday!) It’s so not like me until i thought its Friday 13th! I forgot to bring my staff pass to work – stand outside the door for a while until someone who happen to go to the restroom and open the door for me! I forgot to bring my work station cabinet key – i cant get my note book to refer to pending jobs! I forgot to bring sweater – the office is as cold as a fridge! I forgot to bring the River Safari photo – to scan & to give my sis! I forgot to bring Colgate Plax – to return my sis (her kids left them in my bathroom)! that’s not worst….

My wordpress decided to go on strike.. The whole layout was so wrong that i dono what to do with it!! My side bar went all the way to bottom.. my “Older Post” link went in between the post and the alignment of the last few post is all out – one word, MESS! I get my bud to help and she too is clueless.. we tried ways and means but still.. nth is right!

Finally today, i think my blog is in a good mood, everything went back to normal! My apologies to subscribers who has been receiving email notification about me posting new post! Argggg.. it’s so outta control!

As for now, this post is for real!! A post about Etude House Hair Mask! Bought this mask from qoo10 when they’re having 1 for 1 promo! Man why not!?

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There is picture illustration for your reference.. It’s ok if you don’t understand Korean because there is English instruction for you! Even without instruction i think its pretty str8 fwd to understand..

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So step 1? Apply hair treatment cream to your towel-dry-wet-hair. The cream smell nice and they are pretty sufficient for my slightly longer than shoulder length hair.. i can apply them all the way till the root.. Any hair longer than that you might want to just apply more on hair ends and move upward if you have enough to go on..

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After applications, just massage massage massage then you can proceed to step 2. Step 2 is just to to cover your hair with the essence hair cap.

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When i open up the hair cap, it seems pretty dry.. i’m just wondering where is the essence, is it all dry up?? Even until I’m done with my hair mask, i still think the essence must have all dried up that why they are selling 1 for 1!? SO sad! But after i washed away the hair mask, my hair feels smooth! Tho my permed hair doesn’t seems to be more tame but i can feel that they are less frizzy!! (i still don’t believe there are essence in the hair cap!! LOL)

If you’re asking if i will buy again… my answer is gona be.. Maybe not? There are better hair mask out der which i had tried and still loving them now! Kracie is one of them!

May Trove – Mothers’ Day Trove!

*knock knock* here comes my limited edition Trove! As usual the courier guy called bef arriving! Same guy! 😀 this time I got to thank him!! But… Still din get his name!

Anyway this limited edition trove is both good and no good. Good if u like Phyto products. No good if u are not a hair product person.

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When I opened up I saw this very pretty card.. Airmail design product introduction card w a lil message card for my mom.

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As I open further.. I kinda see thru the translucent wrapper and knew it was Phyto!! My mom’s favorite!! Lol! But if u were to ask my opinion, I would say I dun really like this month(May) trove. I know Phyto products are expensive but I dun see a point in having 2 shampoo in a box. Made mi feel disappointed. But it’s for mom, as long she’s fine I’m fine. So now! Let’s see wat are these items!!

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The abv is a shampoo. Intense Hydrating Shampoo (50ml) for dry hair. I used a lil teeny weeny bit before gifting to my mom!! Wahahahaha!! Shhh!!!! Well.. I find it a bit too watery (is this normal?) I’m not a Phyto fan so the watery part shocked mi.. I thot VT added water in it! Oops! =X but despite the watery texture, it still perform well.. U do not need a lot of shampoo to lather the form. As for the smell/fragrance, i must be honest. It’s not fantastic. It smells very chemical – and this chemical smell is actually coconut. This is a coconut-based shampoo! No floral no fruity. But again, if it can perform, I dun mind the smell.. The smell is not tt bad but not very fantastic either.. Lol!

How to use it effectively: Apply coin-sized amount of shampoo and massage into lather then rinse. Repeat, leaving the lather on for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Wood Cellulose, Cornflower and Mallow Extracts, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract (Bleuet), Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract (Mauve), Water / Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Dérivé D’huile De Coco), Peg-4 Rapeseedamide (Dérivé De Colza), Cocamide Mipa (Dérivé D’huile De Coco), Glycol Cetearate (Dérivé D’huile De Palme), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (Dérivé D’huile De Coco), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Dérivé D’huile De Coco), Potassium Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (Dérivé D’huile De Ricin), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Polyquaternium-10 (Dérivé De Cellulose Du Bois),Panthenol (Provitamine B5), Citric Acid, Fragrance / Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone.

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Next is this anti-aging shampoo (100ml)!! Did I see wrongly?? Anti-aging shampoo?? Call mi “sua-gu” by all means! This is my first time seeing “anti-aging” shampoo!!!!! Gosh!! Am I that out-dated!?!! Neither mi nor my mom had used this shampoo. But it smells better than the previous one. Not too sure wat’s the ingredient but is that blueberry I saw on the bot????

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Next this is a masque. Hair mask I suppose, anti-aging hair mask. This is sealed up w foil so I can’t smell anything. Let me find out before I comment on this. Had looked up at VT site, this mask bascially keeps color bright, vibrant, and illuminated with shine. And the blend of citrus fruits and proteins will effectively lock in color, restructure the hair fiber, and boost radiance.

How to use it effectively: Spread it onto wet hair, from roots to ends, using a wide-toothed comb then leave on for 2 to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily in conjunction with Phytocitrus shampoo for two weeks after color-process, then alternate with a hydrating shampoo such as Phytojoba.

Ingredients: Grapefruit Extract, Sweet Almond Proteins, Colza Oil, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (Décocté De Guimauve), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Dérivé D’huile De Colza), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Huile De Ricin), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein (Amande Douce), Stearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin (Dérivé D’huiles Colza / Ricin), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract (Pamplemousse), Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Ceteareth-33, Butyrospermum Parkii / Shea Butter (Beurre De Karité), Shorea Stenoptera Butter (Beurre D’illipé), Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Quaternium-80, Fragrance / Parfum, Trideceth-12, Panthenol (Provitamine B5), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Water / Aqua, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone , Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene.

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Okok!!! Now this is what I’m all excited about!!!! A spa for two!!! Kinda surprised it’s a hair spa!!! By Phyto, worth $288/pax and it’s a 2.5hr hair spa experience! Gosh! This is totally like a Phyto Box!I wonder what others got? Hahaha! First time going for a hair spa with mom!! Hope mommy will enjoy this pampering session!!

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Hahahah! After talking so much.. I realize I have not show u what’s the airmail intro card about n my message for my mama ya?? Hahaha I believe above pic will explain better thn mi.. 😀

I think VT can have a little more improvement. .i suggest they include a lil note to elaborate what each item in the box is/are.. better still if able to advise user how to use the product.. I’ll take an example like the hair masque.. if i don’t know Phtyo is a hair care product, i would happily thot that it’s a face mask – anti-aging mask somemore! and now that i know its a hair mask, i don’t know how to use it.. how long shd i leave it on my hair..? before or after shampoo? how frequent can i use it..? i believe a little note like this can help user better understand the product and encourage them to use/try it.. rather than “oh, i don’t know how to use” and leave it aside.. waste money and waste VTeam effort to recommend good stuff to people.. Be more pro-active and take the initiate..