Happy Anniversary LBBB!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next up is tons of fragrance! 香香公主!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds logical… Hahaha!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smile ‘N Repair Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream

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

Guess what? It cost £42.50 for 15ml!

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

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

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

Smile ‘N Repair Intensive Wrinkle Correction Serum

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

And cost? £65.50 for 30ml~!

The precious sample sachets!!

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

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

PROVEN RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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???

Yes… Vanity Trove time again!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Little Beauty Black Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The preview message for this Shiseido Box:

HELLO GORGEOUS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE on 23 August 2013:

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE on 23 August 2013:

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

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

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

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

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

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

– From meditation to expression-

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

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

  • NON-COMEDOGENIC.
  • DERMATOLOGIST-TESTED.

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

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And the powder puff is so SOFT & SMOOTH!

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

  • Contains Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.

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That’s very red… (for me)…

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

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

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

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August Bellabox

For about… almost… 6 months(?) I’m finally back to being a Bellabox member again!! Why suddenly subscribed again?? Because I rec’d an email fr Bellabox saying that “subscribe now and received FREE $125 gift box”!!(although I have not rec’d’s my $125 box!!)

So for now, lets take a look at my August Bellabox….
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Quite an impressive box! Let’s check out the items now….

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It’s ModelCo’s Cheek & Lips tint! This tint is a lightweight, dual purpose cheek and lip tint that delivers a natural, rosy glow. The long-lasting gel formulation glides on smoothly, leaving the perfect amount of sheer colour for just-flushed cheeks and a lightly stained lip.

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This tint is ideal for that “no makeup” look with a subtle hint of colour.

It is a very sexy red color you see here! Reminds mi of vampire bites! But trust me, it really will eventually turn light rosy pink when u apply them..

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See.. The color get absorbs in quite fast actually.. It leaves a mark on the area where I first leave it on while snapping some pics! I swear I spent less than a min taking pic! Did I also mention, this tint smell kinda sweet too.. Hee.. I guess tint are no more that scary when they were first introduced… My first lip tint from Tony Moly scares me quite a bit (the scent)..

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Next item that caught my attention is this hand cream! It’s not the brand that caught my attention, it’s the box!!! I thought I squashed it but when I trying to push it back to its ‘original’ form I then realize(!!!) the box is slanted by nature…!!!(CHEY!!)

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I did not squashed it!!! hahahaha!! Unique box indeed!

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This is the Oriental Rose with Coenzyme Q10 hand cream from Harnn! Rich and mesmerizing Chinese Rose essential oils is enhanced with Nano seaweed extract to help stimulate Collagen and Elastin production for younger looking skin with powerful antioxidant properties to reduce signs of aging. With Organic Rose Water, Shea Butter, and Coenzyme Q10 in rich balm formulation keep hand hydrated and softened while strengthening your nails.

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another thing i like (and don’t like too) is the safety seal.. freshness guaranteed! but.. i cant test a bit on my hand.. (T_T) But i guess it’s ok..

So now, after caring for your hand, lets take a look at what’s for your lips!!

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Swiss Rituel Fruity Protective lip Balm!! It smells very sweet even without mi unwrapping the wrapper! It contains moisturizing active ingredients that will condition your lips and prevent fine lines and wrinkles through Vitamin E – all these while exuding a fresh scent of fruity grape!

Use this with care because they are pretty soft. Don’t turn the lip stick all out to apply! You’ll break it… In fact I broke mine (previous stick).. But still usable, just have to be extra gentle now.. LOLX!

Now that u have a moisten lips.. Time for inner beauty!
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Tea bags!! To be exact, they are beauty tea bags (called Teaism) from My Life Inc!

After water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. It is thought that tea was first discovered during the Shang dynasty in China, from 1600 BC to 1046 BC. Then with the trade routes in the 17th century, it traveled the world. And now it’s a worldwide phenomenon.

As we know, there is nothing like having a hot cup of tea to send your worries away. And sipping tea doesn’t only feel good, it is good—for your body. Studies have shown that chamomile can work as a antimicrobial and can help prevent blood clots, and that peppermint tea is a warrior in the fight against bacteria, allergies and viruses, and has plenty of antioxidants.

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TEAISM knows all about this. As a product of Eu Yan Sang, TEAISM combines heritage and innovation to deliver the most fragrant brew. TEAISM also believes that while life should be spent drinking delicious, all-natural, healthy teas, it should not be spent fussing with tea bags. Instead, TEAISM teas come in pencil-shaped, disposable, high-tech tea wands, eliminating the need for bags or teaspoons, because who has time for those? Each disposable wand contains high-grade tea leaves and is made of FDA-approved aluminum foil. It’s the most convenient way to achieve the same taste you would derive from high quality loose leaf teas. The future is here, and it’s nothing to be afraid of.

TEAISM is three things: healthy, functional, convenient. And many flavors: comfort, restore, protect, balance, energize. And many benefits: relieving nausea and dizziness, helping digestion and lowering flatulence, easing chronic pain, muscle aches and rheumatoid arthritis, anti-inflammatory, minimizes symptoms of common colds and allergies, improving overall immunity.

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We’re all busy but we’re never too busy for tea—TEAISM makes sure of that. Just add hot water, stir and enjoy.

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See, just this simple! Tea done and it taste good! Not those strong brew kind like Pu Er/Tie  Guan Ying but still its nice cuppa tea! BTW, this tea bag is “ENERGIZE: FANCY BLACK TEA” (orange tip bag).. It’s slight bitter and astringent taste, accompanied with a light roasted tea scent! Fancy black tea helps detoxification and gives u energy. It’s 100% black tea and contain caffeine..

The other bag that i have got is “RESTORE: OSMANTHUS OOLONG TEA” (pink tip bag). A tender fragrance and feel-good sensation—that’s what we get from this osmanthus flower and oolong tea infusion. Fragrant sweet scent that provokes your senses. Mild sweetness of osmanthus flowers and earthy taste of oolong tea combine together for a refreshing tea treat! I like it’s benefits! Antioxidant & Anti-aging!! It contains Oolong Tea, Osmanthus, Natural Flavor & caffeine.

So if you are allergy to caffeine.. i guess you;ll have to skip these..

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Dermedex Challenge Pack.. this looks a bit.. erm.. i don’t know what to say.. It’s like i don’t know what will happen to my face after using it.. indeed packaging plays a part!

The Bio’tox Cleanser deeply penetrates the skin to soften dead cells, black heads and dissolve excessive sebum, leaving a fresh and soothing sensation. It is based on active natural ingredients, which deeply cleanses and unclogs pores while helping to reduce the dry, thickened, outer layer of the skin. Regular use will help reveal a fresh, clearer, brighter complexion to dramatically reduce the visible signs of ageing, restoring the supple, glowing effect of healthy skin.

Did i mention? Dermedex Biotox Cleanser is formulated with Lavender, Honeysuckle (Flos Lonicerae) & Orchird Flower!

This cleanser have a very “tidious” way to use it.. It’s like you can’t be lazy to be pretty..

How to use:

1. Morning, evening and after stenuous exercise. Apply a small amount to wet skin and workinto light milky foam suing circularmotion, concentrating on the T zone.

2. Leave cleanser on face for 5 mins for the active ingredients to work its magic before rising off.

  • Normal to combination, leave on skin 3-5mins.
  • Oily/ open pores, leave on skin 10-15 mins.
  • Problem skin (Acne), leave on 10-30mins (first 2 weeks leave overnight as mask)

3. May work with mild-salted solutin for better results.

4. Rinse thoroughly.

Next, it’s the Refining Cream 2. Say hello to the newly improved Refining Cream 2, the ultimate way to acne free skin.

Combining Chinese herbs and Western cosmetics technology, the Refining Cream 2 softens blackheads & dead skin cells, controls growth of germs, relieves heat and rids toxins to deter excessive oil secretion, clear clogged pores, removes pimples and relieves swelling.

So this challenge pack can helps you to achieve clearer and acne
free skin within 3 days. Now it sounds more promising.. shall use it soon and keep you guys posted! If you already can’t wait to try, click HERE to get your complimentary Challenge Pack now! 😀 Yes, for FREE!! It’s worth S$13 okay!! Just remember to apply the promo code “ILOVEDERMEDEX” upon check out!

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Next, something for you to cleanse your face~ Facial wipes that can gently remove impurities, makeup and even waterproof mascara! WOTNOT!! Australia’s first award winning facial wipe that is 100% natural with certified organic ingrediens to cleanse, sooth & hydrate!

Facial skin is so delicate that only the most natural ingredients should be used in facial case products. WOTNOT knows this and has produced a facial wipe so natural your skin will love it as much as you do. WOTNOT facial wipes use a 100% natural cloth which is luxuriously soft and pampering. Their formula is enriched with all natural ingredients including Australian certified organic aloe vera to lubricate and repair, certified organic sweet almond oil to restore lost moisture and calm itch and inflammation, and certified organic rosehip oil for skin regeneration and moisture re-balancing. The certified organic jojoba oil base is easily absorbed to condition skin and eyelids making lashes more lush, while the naturally sourced nutrients like Vitamin E help to heal, nourish and protect leaving the skin smooth, supple and glowing.

WOTNOT natural ingredients mean less irritation for your skin and being 100% biodegradable and compostable, these wipes are even gentle on the environment.

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reseal-able pack like this becomes very handy to bring around.. and guess what.. one pcs of wipe is SO BIG!

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Bigger than my fleshy palm size! i never like to use facial wipes because i feel that my face will not be clean enough.. and true enough.. other than “100% natural”, this wipe did not amaze me much..

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It did remove my gel liner my bb cream but i don’t like the soapy/sticky feeling it leaves behind.. wipe and wipe, wipe and wipe, i still don’t feel clean.. nah.. facial wipe.. big cross! X

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Last but not least in the box.. This is a BONUS item! It’s candy Doll powder foundation sample! First impression: man~! this for kid!? LOL…

But i went on to google some info about it and seems like it’s pretty reputable in Japan because of this popteens model, Masuwaka Tsubasa. She is the top Popteens model in Japan, her popularity encouraged many pops fan and teenagers to follow her fashion style and makeup trend. CandyDoll first developed with the Cheek and Lip series followed by Lipstick and Mineral Powder lines. Ms Tsubasa creates all different kind of makeup techniques, styles, looks and trends by using the most basic CandyDoll Color Cosmetics.

Smooth, silky, finely milled powder helps cover up your flaws and creates a matte finish to your skin that looks as pore-less as porcelain. It contains Hyaluronic and Ceramide, which help skin look beautiful and moisturized throughout the day. A packaging bonus: the ultra soft sponge is separated from the powder, for longer lasting use.

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The candy doll liquid foundation goes on smoothly, providing you the same high quality results as the pressed powder and the same Hyalurionic, Ceramide ingredients. Natural looking skin that is translucent and lustrous are the beautiful results, and are yours for the taking!

CandyDoll is ideal for all skin types! Now i save the trouble to find one foundation suitable for my combination skin! haha..! It hides skin irregularities and creates flawless texture, maintains a clean finish all day!! This is so tempting me to buy one!! That’s not all!! It also includes a moisturizing formula & brightens skin for a perfect, even finish!! Gosh! I gotta try them tomorrow for work!!

Well, that’s all for today’s Bellabox! hopefully the next box will be as impressive too! looking fwd!! 😀

“Last” Vanity Trove

Yo yo yo yo~~~ GOOD MORNING everybody! It’s really early now – like 5am?? Hahaha..! By the time I finish writing this post it should be….. 9am already! Anyway, that doesn’t matter… Today I’m gonna share with you what I rec’d in my last Vanity Trove!

Unknowingly I had subscribed VT for a year plus.. Wow how time flies! They have been introducing many new product to me and never fails to surprise mi (in good and bad way. Lol..)

But after they changed their concept, I feel that the surprise is not there anymore and $25 for samples sounds really expensive now.. 😦 none the least, I’ve made it all worthwhile in this trove!
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Seee!! These are the items I had selected! They arrived in the morning via Ta-Q-Bin courier just before I head out for my long weekend staycation!! Yahoooo!
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This is the Go60 mask that I had tried in previous trove and I find it AMAZING!!! It made my skin ultra smooth and ultimate hydrating!! I feel so wonderful after using it! The smoothness it give is by far the best among all the mask I had use!!! I can’t find much product details online yet but seriously I think u should really try this too if you have the chance!! This is one mask you cannot missed!! Read HERE for more info from my previous post!
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It’s so good that I even clicked to get for other type of Go60 mask!!! It’s definitely not a waste of credit to get these mask!! *thumbs up*
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Next up, makeup remover!!! Do you know why I’m so HAPPY to see my trove arrive before I head out for my staycation!? That is because, I can bring along my travel size makeup remover and no need to buy one from Watsons!

In my previous trove, I had rec’d Avancé remover before I find them very effective! It works over my expectation! The retail price is about S$28 something at BHG, little costly because the size ain’t very big not even sure if that bottle can last me a month.. 😦 BUT it’s really good you see… You can check out my previous post HERE for more information..

As for Silkygirl’s remover (I brought along for my staycation), I tried it last night and I feel it’s not as effective as Avancé or even Bioderm.. Yes, it does remove my makeup but I keep feeling its not clean enough because I dun see much “brown stain”(bb cream) on my cotton pad and not a lot of eyeliner found too.. Wonder is my face really clean..
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Guess what’s this!!? Hahaha… It’s sooo cute!!! Nope! Not eye shadow.. Nope! Not blush color.. Definitely not compact powder.. More guess??
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Did anyone say lip gloss??? Hahah!! Yes it is!! Comes in 3 color and they not only they look sweet they smell so sweet too!!! So regret I didn’t bring along for my staycation.. Awwww..
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Next, mascara from Cyber Colors! If I’m not wrong Cyber Colors is exclusively available only at Sasa.. I’ve been using Cyber Colors blusher and they are quite within my expectation.. Only thing is there will be quite a fair bit of wastage as the powder is pretty loose.. I tried their mascara before (not this one) and they’re pretty good..So for this I’m quite sure they won’t fail me…

And.. My goodness, I didn’t expect it to come in full size.. LOLX! What a bargain!! HAHAHAHA….

Alright, now last but not least…
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The fruity tea that I mentioned before that I will show you in one of my post!! I seriously didn’t expect it here!!! Hahaha… This taste much better than kilo off tea!!!

Seriously, it’s sad to bid goodbye but… We must always move fwd! For the sake of my pocket, I have to stop what I have to stop.. Moreover, seems like there are more and more kinds of sample box being introduced and their selling point? They are FREEE!! But free stuff comes with cons.. The down side is that they are bi-monthly boxes and the products they give I believe won’t be comparable to VT (paying box).. But who cares as long as I get my surprise!!

Check out brandbox.sg and blackbox.sg to get your FREE box today!

July Trove – Midsummer Gala!

Seriously…  I’m running out of idea on how-to-make-an-opening.. LOL “Hello everyone” “Hi readers”… what have i not used? *thinking*

Today, im gona share with you my July Trove box! Its a love & no love complex emotion!

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So many things this month, i can even see makeup stuff in it! Bravo~! But where should i start now? Probably i’ll start with something that i had started using?

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It’s Avancé Dou Demaquiillant Super – An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up! Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup.
A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose.

Avancé is the pioneer for Eye Makeup and Eye Care in Japan. It was the FIRST to launch the Avancé “Mascara” with Lash Treatment and Waterproof technology to Japan in 1937.

Shake well before use, apply it on a cotton pad and wipe over the eyes gently for around 5 seconds. It can remove eyeshadow, eyebrow color and waterproof mascara effectively!

My opinion? I think this is by far the best eye makeup remover i had used. I recall that i had tried L’Oreal before but it is totally weak! Avancé made me goes WOW when im trying to remove my Maybelline’s gel liner! Gel liner user.. u know how difficult it is to remove gel liner, waterproof somemore! But with this baby, it doesn’t matter how stubborn your gel liner is, it will still melt away in no time!

I included a few pictures to show u how i remove my eyeliner using Avancé….

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See my black black gel liner? It’s very difficult to remove even with BioDerm/Biore Jelly!

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But what i did was to only placed my cotton pad (already soaked with reasonable amount of Avancé remover) over my eyelid for about 5 secs and i just gently swipe it across my eye and……

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It’s more then half gone! I did not apply much pressure and its already half gone! This time with my unused side of cotton pad, i wipe it again and its’s near gone.. i think this is the most effective eye makeup remover i had used! 

Buy again?? of course!!? it’s really good! On days that i put on heavy eye makeup, i can reply on this to clean up the mess at the end of the day! *thumbs up*

Cost: SGD$28.90 (Can be purchased at Watsons, BHG & John Little!)

If you like gel liner, i would recommend you Maybelline’s Gel Iiner Pen! Check it out HERE..

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Next up, it’s Physiogel! I’ve got a travel size Physiogel Cleanser in my trove! This cleanser is a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic soap-free cleanser that cleanses, soothes and softens without drying the skin. Its non-greasy formula does not contain animal fats, providing a gentle cleansing and maintenance of the skin’s natural pH balance. It can be used on face and body, suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin (even babies!)

The amazing thing is that.. it can be use with or without water!!

With water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Rinse with Water.

Without water (For delicate skin): Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Remove excess with a soft tissue or cotton wool.

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Together in my trove, there also a set of trial pack (Cleanser, lotion & cream!)

Physiogel Cream/Lotion is a hypoallergenic moisturising cream that provides physiological lipids in the Derma Membrane Structure (DMS)―a structure similar to the skin, hence, revitalising dry skin.

Physiological lipids are natural and essential components of normal healthy skin.

  • With physiological lipids to protect and restore healthy skin.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Contains no colourants, perfume and preservatives.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • For the daily care of dry and sensitive skin conditions.

Just apply a thin film once or twice daily. It may be used more often if necessary. Recommended for use on face and other body parts which are dry. The lotion is ideal for the entire body.

I can’t comment much on this as I’ve not use any yet. However, if you wish to try it first and share with me your thoughts, you can go to my side bar and look for the Physiogel Trial Kit link to get your trial set today! Yes, it’s free….!

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost again.. oh wait! This is water gel without the SPF! The one i got in previous trove is with SPF 15! I haven’t try the one with SPF but for this, i think im good with just the sample. I don’t like the sticky sensation when I’m applying the gel.. It’s not like you can stick anything to your face but it’s the tacky feeling that i don’t like. If you think it’s lightweight, i think Laneige moisturizer is even more lightweight. If you think it cooling, i think Laneige one is even better.. Conclusion, this is not my cup of tea..

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Mask from Herborist! TBH, I have not heard of Herborist before.. so i did a little google search and found this…

The time-honored cosmetology of China is still charming in today’s instrument civilization, which reflects modern people’s sensation of returning to nature.

Following the classics of Chinese cosmetology, adopting integral ideas, and combining the peculiar herbal essence of China and the latest modern biotechnical achievements, Herborist provides consumers with natural and effective hair care and skin care products to create the beauty from root.

Herborist, as the first modern herbal full products of China, reflects the essence of Chinese culture that pursues “nature and balance” and mirrors the philosophy that refreshing, natural and healthy beauty is bound to stem from the root. Herborist likes to share with you the secret of skin care and hair care as well as physical and mental balance.

Offering Thanksgiving and Supporting Environmental Protection Herborist always advocates healthy, refreshing and natural life attitude and undertakes to provide each consumer with natural, safe and mild products as well as systematic and friendly services.

Herborist offers Thanksgiving to the society – it originates from nature and rewards nature. It will take the initiative to support environmental protection.

This mask is specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. It is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

As for how effective it is, i can only comment after i started using.. ^_^
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How many have heard of Jane Iredale? I have… NOT (again).. This month VT recommended many brand that i’m new to! 🙂
Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line jane iredale to the aesthetic industry.  She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

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She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore.  Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.

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Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

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This has had an international resonance.  The jane iredale brand is carried throughout the United States and world-wide in more than forty countries.

Jane’s success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine.

So now, let’s see what Jane Iredale product we have in my trove..

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GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It looks luminous yet feels velvet. It comes with 6 shades too!! Now i can get the shade similar to my skin tone!

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PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION

A sheer and semi-matte mineral foundation that feel is weightless. Trust their mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better!

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LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM

This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. I tried a little on my lips, i like the lemony scent but i don’t like the look it has on my lips.. Maybe i applied too much? Seems like it leave a layer of white residue on my lips.. now everyone knows i applied lip balm from 100m aways! LOL..

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JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

I’m pretty amazed by the effect of this lip & cheek stain! Initially i only wanted to show you that both lip care i got here is sheer colour.. but..just read on and u’ll know..

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The lip & cheek stain is pretty obvious when applied on hand.. sheer pinkish color.. unlike Lipdrink is totally invisible..

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Under certain angle, you will then see the Lipdrink’s shine.. Lip & Cheek Stain is still sheer pinkish color.. and i’m still wondering.. “how can it be a cheek stain this way??” I ignored my hand and continue with the photo taking of all my trove product.. about 15 mins later when i’m packing up….

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I got a shock, the lip & cheek stain changed color!! Or rather the color turned darker! Now it is a cheek stain! hahahaa.. It looks very natural and not too drama.. I’m pretty impress.. Moving fwd, i might consider trying more of their product if they’re not too difficult to get..

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Vichy is pretty hot in Singapore, been seeing the ads a lot on TV.. and now i can get my hands on it again (I think i had previously used their whitening sample – Bi-White Lotion? Can’t recall how is it but… if i can’t recall means it isn’t that fantastic?? You decide..)

NormadermDeep Cleansing Purifying Gel

For women with imperfection-prone skin: local outbreaks, obstructed pores, shininess. Cleansing gel that purifies skin in-depth. Eliminates impurities & unclogs pores in-depth.

This purifying, cleansing gel is rich in Salicylic acid and Totarol for cleansing action and in Eperuline for anti-irritating action. Purified, your skin is smoothed and visibly healthier.

Both ultra-effective and ultra-gentle, the purifying, cleansing gel is kind, even to the most sensitive skin. Its gel texture provides purifying cleansing that is easy and pleasant to apply and easy to rinse off.

Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

For women with imperfection-prone skin: imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven skin texture, acne scarring. The all-round transformative treatment that corrects the 6 signs of imperfection-prone skin. Skin is healthier within 7 days!

Patented technology: dermatological peeling active ingredients in an anti-imperfection treatment for all-round transformation of imperfection-prone skin. Reduces all imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven complexion and acne scarring, and provides continuous hydration for 24 hours. Unique combination of 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA. These acids penetrate the skin at different levels* to impregnate the entire epidermis and regenerate the skin, layer after layer**. In just 7 days, imperfections are reduced and your skin is visibly healthier.

*In vitro test.
**Upper layers of the epidermis.

The PARABEN-FREE formula is kind, even to sensitive skin. The melting, comfortable texture makes it easy and pleasant to apply for comfort that lasts all day long.

Normaderm Hyluspot

For all the people, who have at least one pimple per month. Finally an advanced weapon against pimples!

1. Protects the pimple from external bacterial over-contamination.

2. Treats the pimple inside.

Hyaluronic acid forms an invisibles film in surface to isolate the pimple from bacterial over-contamination. Deeply, LHA and salicylic acid, dermatological active ingredients treat the pimple.

It is suitable for all skins, even sensitive. A bandage-gel which penetrates quicky. Non shiny, non sticky, non greasy. The hygienic cold applicator targets the pimple and relieves from pain and inflammation.

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Last but not least, we have Cellilux in my July Trove! Should i reveal the price first? (Hahaha) it cost S$78 for 60g! 60g only.. gosh..

Cellilux is a unique company with a truly unique product. Built on the belief that beauty is created with skin that is naturally healthy, they’ve been able to develop a mask that stands out above the rest, providing visible benefits promised by many, but only ever rarely achieved. By harnessing the power of mother nature, natural minerals found in the earth and revoking the use of acids and chemicals.

Cellilux (British Columbia Canada) is the newest way to achieve beautiful skin without any acids or damaging chemicals. The nutrients and rare Glacial water in Cellilux help to reverse damage to your skin and supply the foundation for rebuilding age-defying collagen and elastic, leaving you the smooth, fresh, hydrated, radiant glow of youthful skin renewed.

Cellilux originates a look no other product can give you:

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Helps with Acne
  • Close Pores
  • Cleanse naturally
  • Excellent hydration
  • Slows the effects of aging
  • Revives circulation
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Creates soft silky skin

This is the first time this product is available in the Asia! This same Glacial clay was used in high end Spas in Europe and Japan and was not available to the public. Clients were spending up to two-hundred dollars for just one facial for the silky smooth results they were getting. Now you can have the same results at an affordable price. 

SCIENCE OF CELLILUX

1. Your skin is deeply penetrated through specially structured water for intense hydration.

2. Glacial Minerals detoxify your skin by bringing all of the impurities to its surface.

3. Those same minerals actually work with your DNA, instructing your skin to activate youth-bringing processes such as collagen production. Your skin is revitalized like never before.

4. The gel works as an Exfoliator which is a critical step in maintaining the health of your skin and acquiring a youthful look. The negatively charged minerals ‘The ION Factor’ in the Cellilux draws the positively charged toxins (like a magnet) is what separates Cellilux from all other clays.

How to use? Start by washing skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry and apply a comprehensive layer of the gel. Keep it on for 20 minutes. Gel should be dry. Use warm water to completely rinse the gel from your skin. Follow up with a spray of chilled water to close your pores and seal in the effects of the gel. Can be used on body as well as face.

Oily skin : 3 times a week.
Dry skin : 2 times a week.
Problem skin: Every 2 days apply once.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

When you first apply, you will notice a tingling sensation which will fades away quickly. It is perfectly normal as our Glacial Gel works into your deepest skin layer and draws out the impurities.

So that’s all for this month’s trove..i think as of now, my fave is the eye makeup remover and Jane Iredale – Because it’s makeup product! least fave would be for Vichy & Physiogel to fight the crown!

See you next post! Adios~

April Trove – Spring Update

It’s Spring!!!! Is it?! I’m soo happy to reach home seeing a bunch of stuff waiting for mi in my room!! My Apr VT! My 2 other packages which i purchase online!!

But for now, let’s see what we have in April trove!

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Tadaaaaa~~ when i open up, I’m shock! shock in many way!

“huh!? This month’s trove just like that???”

“No moree other thing??”

“OMGGGoshhh~ Elizabeth Arden!! Dr.Ci:Labo!!!”

Best part was… just nice i used up my last drop of facial form last night! and this Trove products came just in the right time.. guess, variety (quantity) doesn’t matter anymore!

Below is a closer look of my trove item..

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I’m pretty excited with Dr.Ci:Labo products.. Previously i got a Aqua-Collagen-Gel from them but haven got a chance to use yet! and now comes moreee ^_^

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These are what i’ve gotten!

BB PERFECT CREAM WHITE 377 – This multifunctional bb cream consists of Beauty Essence + Facial Cream + Makeup Base + Concealer + Makeup foundation all-in-one tube! Covers instantly all blemishes, small wrinkles and dullness and amazingly creates a smoother and lustrous radiant looking skin. It is very easy and quick to apply on the face and is for all type of skin. Only takes 30 seconds to cover your entire face!

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This bb cream is formulated with amazing new brightening ingredient “WHITE 377”.
Also formulated with Alpha-Arbutin, bellis perennis and edelweiss flower extract. It will help fighting against regularly appearing “dark spots” and “skin dullness”.

It is also formulated with EGF which helps promote the regeneration of skin cells. EGF works aggressively against the signs of skin damage caused by UV rays, as well as other skin problems such as the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and dryness.

What is WHITE 377? It is developed based on the polyphenol substance found in the European Red Pine, an evergreen coniferous tree. White 377’s power to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme activity is 7,000 times that of arbutin and 2,400 times that of either kojic acid or ascorbic acid sodium salt.

What is EGF? EGF is a type of protein that originally exists in the human body. The application of EGF on the skin will help increase the skin’s elasticity and ability to retain moisture.

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The retail price is gona kill me.. but if it’s good, i seriously dun mind investing S$62 (30g) on it each time! Price based on website.

Next up….

SUPER WASHING FOAM EX – Moisturizing ingredients encapsulated in a nanocapsule. A fine, a botanical cleansing ingredient’s creamy lather’s elastic texture to remove debris, dirt, pollutants and other impurities thoroughly yet gently.

Features & Benefits:

●A gentle face-wash containing micro-rich bubbles.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen, Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.

Retail price for it is S$47 (100g) – price based on website.

SUPER CLEANSING EX – Gently remove makeup without losing moisture ! When the cleanser is worked with makeup on the skin, it slowly turns into oil, Thoroughly remove even the toughest makeup, dirt and other impurities. While massaging, the gel will transform into oil, its gentle warming effect soften dead skin cells and lifts the makeup. It carefully catches impurities and clears the pores, removes dead skin cells.

Features & Benefits:

●Leave the cleansed skin moist and smooth.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils and paraben free.
●Formulated with 3 major moisturizing ingredients (Marine-derived Collagen,  Hyaluronan, and Ceramide) encapsulated in a nanocapsule.
●Formulated with 5 kinds of vitamins (H, P, E, B6 and C) to condition and help keep the cleansed skin healthy.
●You will feel warmness as you massage
●Can also be used with wet hands!

Retail price for it is S$50 (120G) – price based on website.

AQUA-COLLAGEN-GEL SUPER MOISTURE EX – All skin troubles are caused by the loss of moisture of the Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. In addition to the internal factors such as high level of stress, the external factors like air conditioning and the increase in the UV exposure are now causing the dryness of skin, where many women today experience it in earlier age than before. The dryness of skin can lead to sagginess, wrinkles, blemishes, and many more. It also makes the skin more vulnerable to be damaged.

The new and improved “gel” can fully rehydrate, coat the skin surface to lock in hydration, and retain moisture by adopting the latest Nano technology, “Collagen HC Nano Capsules.” “Collagen HC Nano Capsules” is 200 nanometers (1 nanometer=one billionth of a meter) size of capsules made of multiple layers. This advanced technology allows the microscopic capsule full of ingredients to reach deeper into the skin, where it’s needed.

Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX covers six-steps of the daily skin care process (Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base) all-in-one simple application. This easy to maintain daily moisturizer can enhance the natural healing ability of human skin, which is one of the core philosophies of Dr. Shirono in producing products for his patients. Over 120 kinds of all natural skin beautifying ingredients are combined with the technology of Collagen HC Nano Capsule to assist to improve skin condition.

Features & Benefits:

●Collagen HC Nano Capsule is an approximately 200 nano-meters diameter capsule that is made up of numerous layers of phospholipid membrane, same substance as cell membrane.
●Complete “6-In-One” Moisturizer after washing your face.(Toner, Milky lotion, Beauty essence, Facial mask, Facial cream, and Makeup base)
●Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture EX keeps your skin moisturized all day long.
●No fragrance, no coloring, no mineral oils, no petroleum surfactant, paraben free and alcohol free.

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Retails price for it is S$65 (50 – 1 month) – price based on website.

You can click HERE if you are unsure of the steps to use the product…

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Register HERE to get your one week trial (just like what i have here) at S$10!!! Isn’t it a great bargain!!!!

Alright, enough of the gaga-ing about Dr.Ci:Labo!! Next i’m gona show you what i’ve got for Elizabeth Arden!

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First, it’s Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser!

This gently foaming cleanser with enzymatic micro-beads instantly removes dead surface cells, reducing the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Melts into skin to effectively cleanse, purify and detoxify. Skin looks instantly brighter, more even toned and glowing.

– Mild surfactant

– Melting Beads

– Protease enzyme

Specifically formulated for and tested on Asian skin.

Retail price: S$55 for 125ml

Update on 31st March 2013: 

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This cleanser has micro beads! Tho i din see my face become any whiter but my face feels clean after each wash.. (which facial foam doesnt -_-) oversll i think this is just a so-so cleanser..

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Next, Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ Shade 01!

This protective daytime beauty balm provides high protection from sun and pollution as it instantly hydrates and brightens skin. Contains melanin-inhibiting and anti-aging technology to fight the appearance of discolorations and fine lines. Imparts a smooth, even toned look and a soft, translucent glow. In three skin-enhancing shades.

– UVA,UVB protection (SPF 30)

– Pigments

– Hyaluronic acid

– Alistin

– Adenosine

– Allantoin

– Citrolumine-8

– CR Extract

– Licorice Extract

Retail price: S$80 for 125ml

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I did a little test on my hand and as you can see, this bb cream is quick creamy. Not those liquid runny type.

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If you ask me, i would say the coverage is just so-so.. but as per the pic, you can see my hand is “glowing”! Does gives a radiant look…! So if you don’t have pigmentation as bad as me, this is pretty good bb cream for you!

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Next, Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules!

This high performance nighttime serum in a capsule delivers potent natural hop extracts to intercept melanin synthesis at every phase, diminishing excess pigmentation and the appearance of uneven skin tone. Powerful botanicals, vitamin C derivative and environmental protectants fight the damaging effects of pollution and support skin’s natural collagen elastin matrix, to give skin a smoother brighter look.

See a profoundly visible transformation: skin looks smooth, crystal clear and translucent – glowing with confidence.

– SpectraBrightTM

– BV-OSC

– Licorice Extract

– D’Orientine S

– Gatuline I

Retail price: S$140 for 50 capsules

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This night capsule is good! A small capsule contain quite a lot of serum.. It feels oily on ur hand. but when u apply, the oil seems to form up a protecting layer on your face and slowly being absorbed and it became less oily and face feels smooth (but if u rub it hard, u can actually still feel the oil after some time) Seems like i can understand better the reason behind the price now.. worth it if you dun mind the price..

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VT even include this ALL JAPANESES words booklet for us.. (like i know how to read!?) Lucky for those who can read but this booklet seems pretty useless to me and i would rather visit the web! hahaha..

Overall i think this is a pretty impressive trove, value aside! The more trove we get the more we understand that most item are sample pack and can easily be requested from the beauty counters, For eg: Dr.Ci:Labo products, it merely cost S$10~ due to the current promo. However, if there isn’t any promo, this whole trial set is worth about S$15! That’s almost half my Vanity Trove price! But to me, it’s the effort that they put in to recommend you new and probably effective products! Ask yourself, if VT din not throw in this products, will you go to (say) Dr.Ci:Labo counter to ask for every sample every month? At least i won’t.. LOL..

Hope you had enjoy reading.. ^_^ Will keep you guys posted if i started using any of the products here… oooh~~ excited!!