The Little Black Beauty Box X Tangs !!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The other 2 Belif products are sachet masks pack..

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

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Shiseido White Lucent

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Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum

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

Michael Kors Sporty Citrus

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Guerlain Foundation

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

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

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

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Aveda Smooth Infusion

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Sulwhasoo trial kit

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

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

BONUS image (maybe not):

July LBBB!

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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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(Cleo Mag Ad)

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

Vanity Trove X Cosmopolitan!

Been hearing all the hoo-ha about VanityTrove Cosmopolitan Beauty Authority & finally I can get my hands on it!!! HURRAAYYYY!!

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See the amount of goodies!! We have hair care, skin care, hair styling & makeup products..! Wow.. I can’t wait to show you everything!

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So here’s Goldwell Style Sign Full Rebel! Erm, I’m not really into this althought it promise good holding power! Why? Because it’s too sticky!! So much more heavier then whipped cream! As sticky as a glue! & it feels as if my hair is gona stick together (like tangle up).. Eeew… I prefer the curling cream iSalon recommended much much more!

IMG_6880This is the curling cream Susan recommend to me when i did my perm at iSalon! I ain’t that interested initially because I thought it works like a hair moose giving my hair a wet look throughout the day or a hair wax where the holding power is a nay.

However, to my surprise, it has amazing styling power! Why did I not use the word “holding” power? because it doesn’t HOLD your curl! You do not need to stand in front of the mirror and start grabbing/scrunching your hair! All you need to do is twirl your hair with this cream when it is almost dry then let your hair be.. You will get beautiful natural curls after that!! NO NEED MIRROR! I SOMPA (I swear)~! Best part about it is, it’s not expensive! S$19 for a bottle like this and each time all I use is just 2 pumps!

Erm…. have I drifted too far?? OKAY! Back to my trove!

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Here’s the next product, The Face Shop Baby Face Wash Off Mask Pore Care Pack!

It’s a wash-off type pore pack that cleanses inside the pores using hot spring mud from New Zealand! Gently massage onto skin and wash off!

FEATURES

  • New Zealand Rotorua Mud – Discharges wastes, astringent effects, anti- bacterial effects
  • Sebum controlling powder
  • Lecithin – Provides skin with moisture

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This is not something new.. I had got this in one of my trove..You can read more infor from HERE..

Cleansing Gel for Oily-Combination Skin: 96% natural ingredients

Purifying Tonic Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin: 98% natural ingredients

  • Natural cleansing agents remove dirt and excess oil without drying the skin
  • Propolis offers mild antiseptic and antioxidant action
  • Citrus tones and refreshes skin while juniper essential oil offers rejuvenation
  • Lemon and tea tree essential oils regulate oil secretion and offer a matte look

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the facecleansing range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of SLES, SLS, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Silicones and Propylene Glycol.

How to use: Gently massage daily onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

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3 in 1 Cleansing Milk for Face & Eyes: 99% natural ingredients

  • Gently removes dirt and make-up from the face & eyes with almond and olive oils without drying the skin
  • Honey moisturizes and nourishes skin, chamomile and lavender soothe the skin and protect from irritations
  • Propolis offers mild antiseptic and antioxidant action
  • Ideal for all skin types

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the facecleansing range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of: Mineral Oil, Silicone and Propylene Glycol.

How to use: Apply with gentle movements all over the face, eyes and neck. Wipe-off with a cotton pad without rinsing.

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OK.. I’m so excited to see this, Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion! A new-concept cushion-type BB with five active ingredients for Whitening + Sunscreen + Sweat-proof + Soothing + Makeup contained in the cushion to maximize the refreshing and soothing sensation. Every time you touch it, the air pump in the cushion contains air bubbles for thin and skin-friendly makeup. Also, it is provided in two separate containers to preserve the active ingredients and their functionality. The formulas can be used fresh and safely from start to finish.

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SPF50 PA+++ is really tempting to me!! It always gives me a dewy and natural skin look. It “lightens” my freckles when I dap this bb cream on them (dap for better coverage)! On other area, I just apply per normal, swipe them all over and I’m done. Dewy, checked! Coverage checked!

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Sheet mask from b.liv by cellnique! I tried the Bright is Right mask and thought is good but not enough for me to come back again..

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But if you’re interested, you can always visit their website and check out their other mask/products!

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DEEP CLEANSING OIL from ZA!! Just nice I need a makeup remover!

This little one can perfectly removes stubborn makeup, pore impurities and clogged sebum. Leaves the skin feeling moist and silky smooth, never sticky. Well that’s what it says.. Let me try and update you guys again SOON!

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Belif Oil Control Moisturizer Fresh! I’m currently using Belif products, they are great to start but after some time i realize the effect is no longer that effective. Is it because my skin got used to it? I still remember how it hydrates my skin when I first try them out! So ladies, you can consider this if you need hydrating products!

Ok, next product is a nightmare! Read on to find out more..

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Dove Hair Therapy hair fall rescue serum! This serum instantly reduces friction and makes your hair less prone to fall. Within six weeks of use it makes hair measurably fuller.

Directions to use the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Serum:

1. After shampooing, place 4 to 5 drops of the hair fall rescue serum on your palm and apply it throughout your hair.
2. You need not wash your hair after applying a hair serum as it is free of any harmful chemical.

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Now you see why it caused a mess? It leaked!! EEEWWW~~ My trove smells so nice but SO OILY!! hahahahaa!!! I gotta clean and clean and clean in order to take a cleaner picture! LOL! But was touched that Vanity Trove actually offer to send me a replacement after I informed them about the leakage! I only wanted to inform them so that they can be more careful next time (2nd time i rec’d a leaked product). I didn’t thought of demanding for a replacement because it just didn’t came into my mind but they offered so i accepted. HAHAHA!! Pro-active customer service is what keeps a customer coming back. *thumbs up* Thanks for the replacement VT, I had rec’d them..

Overall, I’m still satisfied with my VanityTrove Cosmopolitan Beauty Authority Trove! If I can get Majolica Majorca Lash Expanding Edge Meister and/or Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Aqua Intensive Mask, I will be even happier!! HAHAHAHA!! Can’t get too greedy huh???