Handmade Bamboo Salt Soap (Charcoal)

I almost thought it was those agar-agar (gelatin) mooncake when I was presented this a dozen of this at Idoori!!  How naive!! Must have been my tired mind not functioning well!!

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There are many kinds of bamboo salt soap as you can see from above picture..

The one question that pop in my mind when I was being introduced to Bamboo Salt was…

“What’s so great about these Bamboo Salt soap man?”

Bamboo salt removes heavy metal and toxic materials from the body and provides mineral to the circulation systems. Bamboo salt help removes foreign objects from the skin and bring anti-bacterial effects. Its rich mineral and various positive effects to the skin will improve your skin tone effectively – it’s excellent for Acne, Excema, moisturizing, cleaning pore & soften skin!

*ehem* Cleopatra & Yangguibi were known to use salt during their baths!

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  • Bamboo salt is made of sea salt roasted in the bamboo pipes.
  • Bamboo salt is formulated from a proven 1300 year old traditional Korean remedy.
  • Bamboo salt is the newly-reborn salt (containing natural compounds with its own original function of salt) roasted in the furnace (device used for high-temperature heating) at over 800 Degree Celsius! It uses bamboo, pine tree, pine resin and loess, which unifies the five elements with removal of impurities and harmful heavy metal substances existing in natural sea salt.

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BENEFITS OF BAMBOO SALT

Enhancement of metalbolism – Salt takes a lead in metalbolism that decomposes food and discharges waste. When a metalbolism does not go smoothly, your blood becomes more acidic and you are easy to be attacked by various diseases due to low immune functions.

Helps production of red blood cells and clean blood vessels – If the human body is lack of salt, this leads to indigestion and anemia, due to iron deficiency and poor production of red blood cells. Not forgetting to mention, salt prevents arteriosclerosis and hypertension.

Production of cells –  Bamboo salt recovers dead/destroyed cells in a fast way. If we take good quality salt with clean water, it activates our body and helps remove skin problem such as liver spots, freckles & acnes.

Detoxification & Sterilization – Salt keeps cells & blood vessels from harmful substances or bacteria & increases antibiotic resistance of human body.

Supply of minerals – Bamboo salt purifies blood vessels of human body and helps digestion, prevents protein discharge in urine by improving intestinal functions. Salt provides minerals essentials for the human body as well.

Stop fever and bleeding – Salt on bleeding regions caused by abrasion provides immediate coagulation (clot) of bleeding.

Help digestion – Salt helps remove the impurities on the wall of stomach and intestines and it enhance bowel movement and functions by preventing abnormal fermentation in bowels.

Balance of body fluid – Salt controls moisture level in the body, keeps the metabolism balance between acidity and alkaline and absorbs and delivers nutrients in the blood.

9 TIMES BAKED BAMBOO SALT – This method enhances the amalgamation of minerals from the bamboo and the yellow clay into the sea salt. However, it is thought that bamboo salt has effectiveness when baked more times, 9 times being the best. The alkaline salt has a high oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and its alkaline nature helps to neutralize the acidic toxins in the body.

Enough of the theory, let me show you some visuals of the Charcoal Bamboo Salt that I was given to try~

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Charcoal Bamboo Salt absorbs deep into pores to draw out dirt & oil. It frees up congested pores and help to eliminate acnes, blackheads & bumps!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9 times baked bamboo salt
  • Green tea
  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Tocopherol
  • Vitamin E
  • Glycerin
  • Lavender oil

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If you had realized, which I think you should have, the top part of the soap is darker colour as compare to the base. The darker colour part is where the salt all gathers. It’s rough textured on top and smooth at the base.

The rough part works like a scrub to me.. It gently exfoliate my skin leaving it smooth yet squeaky clean!

After a few use, you can see the dark grey part is almost gone… The textured feel slowly gets milder and milder.. BUT that doesn’t mean that all for the salt!

If you look again INTO the soap, you will see bits of lil black dot inside the soap! That’s salt too – yes I had licked it, it’s salty but not as salty as the dark grey top part..!

And you thought this is only a face soap? NO. It’s a multipurpose soap! It’s good for body wash & hand wash too..! Although you don’t see lotsa foam formed but this is more than enough to give you that squeaky clean feel already.

I had been using this soap on my face for about 2 weeks (by the time you read this post, perhaps 3-4 weeks already) I’m glad to see my acnes reduced and skin feels smoother!

Kinda regret for not being patient enough to use this soap bar everyday in the initial stage because it was only after a while I realized my stubborn whiteheads/acnes are recovering..! If I had start using them more diligently when I got them then I would have solve my skin problem earlier!

I’m currently sharing the other half of the soap with my fiancé and he’s loving it too!! I would definitely recommend this soap for you guys to try! If you’re keen in other flavors, here’s a quick look for you!

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Where to buy: Idoori/Qoo10

Cost: S$9.90

 

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

LJ GLobal Pte Ltd | Idoori

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My Loots from Preloot!!

After making my first purchase, I thought this was a pretty good concept for user to explore more local brands. Good local brands! Through Preloot, I actually get to know more local brands! I actually seen some brands before but wasn’t aware that they’re local brands – ie: Gummi! I thought they were from US or Europe.. (my gosh! How sua-ku!) & Bodhi too!!

Well…here’s my SECOND BOX (& THIRD BOX) to share.. Hope you like them too!

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Uniquely designed in Singapore, GUMMÍ nail wraps are fashion forward, effortless and high-quality.

We truly believe that when it comes to quality, its the little details and the things you don’t see that sometimes make the biggest difference. We put a lot of care and thought into GUMMÍ nail products and its our mission to make you feel extra special whenever you put on GUMMÍ nail wraps.

I ever tried nail films before and I thought they sucks. They gets peeled of easily, last not even more than 2 days. -___-

I’m hoping this will last long because I’m gonna wear this for my upcoming trip!! I shall share more swatch on my instagram!! Stay tune!

SOAPLAH

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A place where you can find solution to your skin problem!

Although I don’t like ginger but I like the scent of Ginger Turmeric Soap!! It smells really energizing! LOL..

visited their website and found that they not only have soap, they have scrubs and mask too!! Do check them out HERE too!!

BASIC THEORY

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Correct! this is my second pack of body scrubs from Basic Theory! I prefer this than the coffee one redeem earlier! the mild soothing lavender scent helps ease my mood and makes me feels relax after a day of hard work!!

FLOWER2GRASS2 (花花草草)

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OH!! This is GOOD! I never thought local brand can be this good – especially the night cream!! But to be exact, this is not really a local brand though. Flower2Grass2 originated from Hong Kong and is new in Singapore! Best part, it’s paraben-, colorant- and sulphate-free!! Pssst~ Only available on Preloot – that’s exclusive!

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The night cream good for combination skin user (yes! finally something made for me!!)! Rose Geranium oil calms oily or irritated skin, such as eczema, acne & rashes. Skin appears radiant as a result. Hazelnut oil penetrates the outer layer of skin easily, leaving your skin silky smooth without any feeling of oiliness. Lavender oil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-depressive characteristics; also rejuvenating skin by softening and lightening, an excellent solution to acne scars.

 

Happy with my 2nd loot bag, I packed my 3rd bag!!

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Yes, Basic theory again.. LOL! They have really good scrubs so thought of giving their skin care a try…

KATFOOD

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The #nofilter Makeup Remover gently but thoroughly removes all traces of makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Its blend of moisturizing coconut oil, clarifying castor oil, gentle avocado oil and relaxing lavender essential oil seriously nourishes your skin while cleansing and will have you snapping #nofilter selfies in no time! Engineered for every party girl – super effective on waterproof mascara and eyeliner! Strengthens and conditions eyelashes and eyebrows over time.

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Not the best makeup remover I had used but glad I had gave it a try..

BODHI

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The classic calming scent of lavender will soothe your body and soul. This handmade soap contains tiny lavender flowers and natural essential oils, which provides soft and gentle care for your skin.

Rachel KIMG_6610I guess I do not need to intro this again! Everyone knows Rachel K! I redeem a lighter tone this time and it suits me!

Guess, I will be keeping a lookout on preloot to try more local brands!

 

Loots from Preloot!!

Even until today, when all the subscription beauty box crazy are dying down.. I’m still pretty much into beauty sampling.. So glad I chance upon Preloot on Instagram!

Preloot works pretty much the same. Try before buying..

Ya.. Different signboard but still selling the same soup? .. Second thought, not really..

The difference? They focus on LOCAL handmade beauty products..SUPPORT LOCAL!! 

I shall leave it to you to check out more on Preloots story HERE.

Without further ado… Let’s check out my first loot bag from Preloot!!

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Yes… No monthly subscription.. Free samples.. What you need to pay is the shipping fee only. That’s S$8.99 for 5 samples.

Sounds expensive as compared to competitors? But .. they bring in local handmade products!! That’s the price I’m willing to pay! On the other hand, choose bigger items la! Max out the amount you pay! LOL

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Here’s my bag, literally a (paper) bag! Not sure if they had mail this or delivered it personally because I don’t see my address anywhere on the bag. What you see is what I see too~

So how did I stretch my dollar???

I redeemed a FULL SIZE Rachel K CC Renew cream and pressed powder…

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If you didn’t know, which I doubt so, Rachel K is a Singaporean and was crowned Miss Universe Singapore in 2009!! Rachel K debuted her CC cream in 2010 and was an instant hit!

Which women doesn’t want to have beautiful skin!? Knowing that Rachel K’s product main targets combination skin, I’m pretty sure I wanna get my hands on this!! But first I need to get the right shade first!! Medium is lil dark for me! Guess I will redeem again for another tone!

After taking care of face, I think it’s good to take care of our body too! I redeemed these handmade herbal soap from Bodhi for my handsome fiance! Guys love soap bar isn’t it??

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Actually I didn’t realize I have a Bodhi product sitting at home until that day I was dazing in my study room~ A Bodhi Reed Diffuser! (I’ll show u next time!)

Eucalyptus – 100g

Banish fatigue and stress with this 100% natural soap. Contains Eucalyptus essential oil, which helps in easing skin irritation and insect bites and relieves muscle pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-bacterial, refreshing and cooling soap.

Lanna Spa – 100g

100% natural. Lanna Spa soap contains various essential oils – Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Orange. These oils purify, calm, and stimulate new skin cells growth.

The last product in my shopping cart is this body scrub from Basic-Theory.

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And you’ve guessed it! This is a local brand too (of course)! They source the ingredient from all over the world and then carefully handcrafted in small batches, in Singapore!! 很有心right?

You must be thinking.. of sooo many flavours out there WHY COFFEE!???

Because coffee smells good mah~! Plus this is finest grade organic fair-trade Arabican coffee beans leh!! Good to perk you up while diminishing those stubborn skin imperfections.

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I must say… when I opened up the packed, I nearly fainted. The coffee fragrance was a lil too bitter. Perhaps I’m not a true coffee lover.

But that aside, the scrub was good. It was a really good scrub and I enjoyed the whole scrubbing process.. A 40g pack from Preloot is definitely good for 2-3 wash!

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Ehem.. but personal preference, I would like to use the scrub before my shower gel, else my skin is full of coffee stain.. eee.. Glad that I’m all smooth and rejuvenated after a evening scrub!

I’m glad there’s a platform whereby we can get to know more local brands and try before using!! Who says 新加坡没好货!?

 

Loot value: SGD137.00 !!

Rachel K CC Renew Cream: USD48.00 for 40g (about SGD62.00)

Rachel K CC Renew Pressed Powder: USD42.00 for 12g (about SGD55.00)

Bodhi Handmade Herbal Soap: SGD7.90 for 100g

Basic-Theory Body Polish: SGD18.90 for 180g (that’s about SGD4.20 for 40g)

I think I stretch my dollar pretty well! So paiseh~ >_<

Now’s your chance.. Try Preloot today! Hands on local product now!!

Ehem.. I’m looking forward to my 2nd bag already.. and 3rd bag soon!

Febuary Trove – Romancing Beauty

Dang dang dang dang~~~~ It’s time again for Vanity Trove!!!

This month’s trove is a bit… half excited and half not. Why?? Read on!!

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Seems pretty “light” this month ya? haha.. nothing too hoo-ha about~

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So first, Let me introduce you to something that i’ve seen at most 7-eleven outlet!

*drumroll*

The GABANite All Natural Drink Relaxer…! Like what is printer on the bottle, specially formulated for night time to help you sleep! Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) and melatonin are naturally produced in the body and are responsible for relaxation and sleep. This drink provides the additional GABA and melatonin (along with other important ingredients) needed for individuals to relax and be calm during times of stress which affects sleep. Better sleep leads to better work performance, social interaction and better life.

I haven try this because i have no problem sleeping at night thus I’m pretty worry if i drink this i will … OVERSLEPT!! hahahaha!!! Will i??? I can’t recall how much 7-eleven is selling this but it probably won’t cost more than S$5 per bottle like this and a bottle is about 60ml! For maximum result drink whole bottle at one go(!) else half a bottle should do the trick! Zzzz~ (should be tasty in a way as its berry flavour, with a natural sugar substitute, Stevia.)

You can check out THIS SITE for more GABANite drink information!!

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No wonder people says.. PACKAGING IS VERY IMPORTANT This not-very-eye-catching Aloe Vera Gel by Jorubi is the “Gem” of Jorubi products!! This aloe vera gel soothes/moisturizes skin, promotes healing of minor burns/wounds/ulcers, relieves rashes/sunburn/chaffing/abrasions/skin irritations. (reminds me of the Moa green balm)

This gel is not very expensive.. S$19.80 for 120ml, S$11.20 for 30ml and S$3.75 for 10gm! Easily available at Watsons/Guardian/SaSa/Unity!!

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NOW THIS IS WHAT I WILL GO CRAZY FOR!!! Not only its from KIEHL’S!! IT’S….. Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution!

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Tho its only 4ml but each time (morning & night) i only have to use a drop only spot area before moisturizer..

Clearly Corrective™ DARK SPOT SOLUTION is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin:

• In as little as 2 weeks, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity.
• In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a continued reduction in dark spots intensity and 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring.  Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women.
• In 8 weeks, 87% of women clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity.
• With continued daily usage, Clearly Corrective helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations.
• No Silicones. No Parabens. No Fragrance. No Colorants. No Optical Diffusers.

I had use it for *counting* …. about 3 days already and i’m pretty impress with the results! No.. my freckles are still visible but they seems to have lighted quite a bit! Not too sure is it due to Shakura facial treatment or Kielh’s! but i think both plays a part!! if this Kielh’s is still working after i finish the whole sample, i tell you.. I’M GONA GO GET ONE FULL SIZE SOLUTION!!! What? how much you are asking??? Seriously if is works well i think S$49.50 is still consider alright for a 30ml bottle!!!!

Hmm.. that means this 4ml we got from VT is worth S$6.60? 4ml last easily more than 2 weeks for me.. great! this is…. totally a good investment!! HAHAHAHA!!

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Alright, next in the list.. something from Origins.. not too excited about this as i recall i’ve gotten this in one of my trove alright.. just a regular anti-aging serum.

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I believe this tube is no stranger to most girls out there!! BB Cream from Skin79. Many firsl are crazy over Skin79 bb cream.. but for my, i think Ettusais better.

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This bb cream is a bit too runny and coverage is not there. If i need to use this, i think i will apply it on top my my Ettusais bb cream to give it a dewy glowing look! It will works well for people gg after dewy glowing look and coverage is not an issue for them. & where to get them? Watsons/Guardian/SaSa/BHG/John Little/BeautySpring! Not too hard to find ya!?

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This little soap caught my attention! It’s Yuan Mandarin Orange Soap – Sweet Happiness! I like the oriental and unique packaging. As this is a sample size, we are not able to see the embossed print on the regular soap. (continue scrolling down)

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(looks quite different eh?? LOL!!)

Antibiotic was discovered in a mould found in an orange peel. The tangerine plant has a sweet scent that calms and helps relieve stress. Besides the function of preventing cellulites,  it has a gentle whitening effect with antibacterial properties. Suitable for dry normal to dry skin.

Ingredients: Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Water, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Sucrose, Tangerine (Citrus Tangerina) Extract, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Peel Oil, Orange (Citrus Dulcis) Oil, Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) Oil

Cost is quite “wow” for me.. 100gm ±10g for RM29.90/NT250/S$13.90 and only available at selected Unity Pharmacy..

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you know one thing that will always turns me on?? …. ok, other then anti-spot products.. YES! Masks! From face mask to hair mask to hand/foot mask! & this month, we’ve got a Love More Face Mask!

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This snail healing mask is enriched with the precious snail mucin and is made to deep hydrate your skin and heal epidermis tissue for a renewed and younger looking complexion with Copper peptide for anti-aging, firming and anti-wrinkle effect. & like all other mask, you just need to apply this mask on cleanse face for 15-20 mins!

Visit HERE to see more Love More masks! Sexy Mask available toooo!!! Just looking at the website already made me wana grab all their mask!! SOOO MANY MASK!

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Last last last but not least!! This little SOUFFLE MARIN Energizing Oxygenating Serum from Phytomer!

Lights up your complexion like a walk in the sea air. A real breath of fresh air, this serum contains active marine ingredients which neutralize harmful pollutants, enhance the skin’s natural defenses and help it to breathe – for a fresh complexion and toned skin.

Okay, those sounds like what u read from the web! To me, the best that i see is.. this serum is suitable for oily-combination skin and tackles pimple and blackheads/whiteheads problem!

I don’t know if it works but if you are keen, it is only available at Guardian (MBS & Paragon ONLY) S$119 for 30ml.. guess its very exclusive… 🙂

December Trove – Shhh.. It’s Victoria’s Secrets!

Hello Hellooo~ It time again for Vanity Trove!! everytime i receive VT it means the month is ending sooon! time flies!! Now let seee what we have here~~20121124-195156.jpg

 

Philosoply.. in one of the previous trove, i had got Hope in a Jar and Purity samples.. and this month’s trove, i’ve got even moreee.. looking at it, im in fact more keen in using the Microdelivery Peel (which comes in a 2-steps sample pack).

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Next in the queue, we have samples from belif..

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from cleanser to toner to moisturizer to mask to blah blah blah.. its basically your routine regimes! I’m quite confident in Belief.. they have very good products! i had tried their Hydra Sebum Control Essence before and was very satisfied!

So a lil history about belif.. you can visit their site to read up more..! (Just click pic to proceed)

 

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Alright, coming next are masksss! Masks from Sexy Look and Beauty Buffet!

One thing i like about Sexy Look mask is that they can really cover your whole face to chin area.. why? because they have ear hooks that can secure you mask in place and lets your neck get supple too!! V V face on the way!!!!

 

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Call me a moutain tortoise.. but seriously i haven tried any of beauty buffet mask yet!! i believe my girl friend would have tried!! she’s a beauty freak! =P

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OK this is what I’m pretty excited about!! CIRACLE’s Goodbye Blackheads!!!! this is a cotton mask which helps in the removal of sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, sebum and dirt, especially in the presence of blocked pores. Each Blackhead Off Cotton Mask is made with 100% cotton and is soaked in natural plant extracts such as Witch Hazel, Peppermint, Sage and Mistletoe, to help draw toxin out of the skin.

Directions

1. Open one packet and place a Blackhead Off Cotton Mask on your nose. Spread mask evenly with your fingers.

2. Leave mask on for at least 15 minutes.

3. Remove. Wipe away exposed sebum, blackheads and whiteheads with a clean cotton swab or pad.

4. Follow up with toner if you wish.

This is similar to Skinmiso’s pore pack but a little more affordable?? Just S$32.90 for 20 pcs of mask and its only a 1-step thing to get rid your enemies!!! (Skinmiso cost S$27.90 and its quite troublesome in a way – see post HERE & HERE)

 

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Next, DrGL.’s Collagen Essence! Heard many hooha about it but this is the first time i touched this brand!! So what does “GL” denotes? It’s Georgia Lee!

DrGL® is a range of custom skincare personally formulated for Asian skin types and climate by Dr Georgia Lee. Eschewing the mass for a carefully crafted selection of premium quality products, DrGL® offers the modern busy individual maximum efficacy, minimum fuss.

 

While her clinical experience gave her the confidence to start her very own skincare line, it was her personal experience that provided the final push. A serious allergic reaction resulted in blisters that covered the left side of her face, leaving her with persistent hyperpigmentation which only resolved after treatment with a cream that she customized for herself. While traumatic, this episode piqued her interest in skincare and motivated her to delve further into its development.

 

This Collagen Essence is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this superbly hydrating formula penetrates deep within to deliver and retain moisture beyond skin’s surface. Lightweight texture keeps skin comfortable in hot and humid weather while still providing more than adequate hydration in drying winter conditions.

Guess how much does the regular 30ml size cost… $49.90?? NO! $99.90?? NOO! $149.90!?? NOOOO!!! It’s S$198!! Ok, so we have here a 10ml travel size.. *calculating* WOW! this 10ml is easily worth S$66!! Precious baby!!

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Had tried a pump on my hand and i think its pretty good. it’s like water/toner whatever u call it! Pretty fast absorption! and does not have sticky or oily after effect.. (no wonder it cost so much!)

Alright, ready for next product?? Well, next product is actually a repeated one! got the same thing in previous Trove.. it’s either this product is VERY GOOD or it’s some left over.. hmm.. you decide!

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Last month, i’ve got this same Ujene sample pack but.. have not started using yet. >_<

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OK! last thing… something that caught me off guard! Waxing Strips!! who would expect to see this!? LOL! ok or at least i din expect to see this.. for a moment i thot i’m being spied!! WHY?? because i’ve been looking for deals to get my underarm waxing done and the next moment *POOF* VT put a pack of waxing strip in my trove! Ain’t that.. MAGICAL?! hahahaha!

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But i hope this waxing strip is not too complicated to use!

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Ok.. So that’s the end of this month’s product.. No WAIT! one last one.. for this who have shared VT’s post, i believe would have rec’d a pm from her to choose the type of (fragrance) soap bar you like RIGHT!!?? There were 4 choice if i did not remember wrongly.. Original, Lavender, Spearmint and…… one i forgot! >_<

Hahaha.. So here’s the SOAP!! I chose Spearmint Sparkle!

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Spearmint Sparkle refreshes & stimulates the skin’s natural balance. It also soothes and heals acne! Suitable for combination to oily skin!

Lavender Heaven is a sweet fresh scent with a calming, healing and restorative effect. The perfect fragrance for people with skin problems such as eczema & psoriasis. Suitable for normal to dry skin!

Original Cleansing Bar cleanses the skin, encourages its capacity for self-repair, hydrates & promotes elasticity. Suitable for most sensitive skin, even those allergic to essential oils since none are added!

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Cute little soap bar.. ^_^

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OK! Now this is really finale! The usual staff apart from products, discount vouchers! online shoppinggggg~~~  i think DrGL & Ciracle one are pretty good/useful!

If you’re feeling lucky, you can try below tooo..

 

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Product summary for your (& my) reference!

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Good night readers!! (Good night 72!!!)

October Trove – Big & Bold

Good Morning Sunday!! I’m soo happy to share with you my October Trove today!! (on the other hand, i’m abit sad.. cuz my dear dearie is WORKING!! T_T Sigh~)

I got my trove last night.. really is NIGHT. almost 10pm but still ok cuz i’m still watching TV and listening to my ipod.

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This month’s trove comes with an additional envelope.. but my question is.. how come it’s not delivered by Courex this time? It seems to mi that VT staff delivered the trove personally~

So what do we have here this month???

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Pretty heavy trove! and when i open, i’m quite… amazed! Full size products!! not 1 but 2!! geeezz.. felt so loved!

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I must say, the first thing that caught my attention!! Bourjois Paris Eyeliner! It’s like a lipstick packaging! Made mi wonder HOW THIS EYELINER LOOKS LIKE!!?? This definitely is nt sample size ya???

Couldnt wait any longer i twisted open the safety seal and TADAAA~~ Pointed eyeliner! it seems like i can use this to draw super thick black eyeliner! ^__^ Happy girl!

I did a small comparison with my favourite eyeliners.. and i think.. tho i can use this to draw a thick black eyeliner guess i’ll still prefer my existing one.. You’ll know why!

Here! this is the little comparison! Your can see the branding in the photo.. You can also see some rub marks on my hand too..

After application, i waited for 5 mins and rub each eyeliner upwards ONCE. Result? TM Gel liner is still wet. BP is not dry too. Kate seems pretty fine already.

After 30 mins, i rub them downwards once again. This time you can see, TM & Kate are pretty set already. Indeed smudgeproof! >_< BP’s eyeliner will still smudge. this point i thot it probably is just not smdgeproof. SO!!!

I wiped it with a wet tissue.. and! IT(BP) CAME OFF IMMEDIATELY!! Kate was almost washed off too.. but TM is “standing STRONG! As for color wise.. tho it’s all black, but i think BP’s black is quite pretty!

Order of eyeliner is still the same (from left to right: TM/BP/Kate).. It’s not very obvious in the pic but Kate’s black is more yellow base. BP is simply black. TM is Blackest of all black! hahaha! Application for Kate & BP’s eyeliner were pretty smooth! TM gel’s liner as compared loses out abit. So depanding on which type of eyeliner u looking for, i think they each have their own unique beauty.

In conclusion, BP’s eyeliner is pretty black enuff for me and i think girls who prefer easy removal process end of the day, this is for u~ Also Also!! if u like smokey eye, i guess this would be a good liner u can use to bring out the smokey effect! How to?? See below video and u’ll know how! 🙂 (NOTE: you may not have the same eyeliner but the effect can be achieved using an eyeliner brush or worst case, BEAUTY FINGERS)

Smokey Eye with eyeliner:

And for girls who like something different, this is definitely fro u! unique level 100%! 🙂

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After all the eyeliner makeup, time to pamper your eyes with Methode Swiss Eye Mask, Eye Essence & Eye Cream!!

The Eye Essence: Rich in moisturizing and soothing active ingredients, the Thermal Therapy Eye Essence preserves the elasticity and softness of the eye contour skin. It contains a specific complex which reduces dark circles and unsightly puffiness around the eyes. Cost?.. 15ml for $62.90! Apply on eye contour area before using eye cream.

The Eye Cream: Thermal Oxygen Soothing Eye Cream deeply nourishes and soothes the delicate and vulnerableskin around the eye, to reduce puffiness and fatigue and to provide antioxidant protection. Cost?.. 15ml for $69.00! Apply on cleansed eye contour area after applying eye essence.

The Eye Mask: Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask is enriched with Swiss Thermal Water, algae extract and vitamins. It smoothes out wrinkle and fine lines, reduces under-eye dark circle and puffiness effectively. Cost?.. 15ml for $69.90! Apply on eye contour area after application of the eye cream and eye essence then leave on overnight.

Guess what? that’s not all.. other than the little samples, there’s a promo insert! Just flash that insert at any SaSa stores, you can purchase either the mask or essence at more than 50% discount! Crazy?? TOTALLY!!! ^_^

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The full size product that is too hard to miss is this..! Audrey Christian’s PUSH UP cream for Breast, Neck & Tummy!!! Audrey Christian is a natural skin care line hailing from Norway. Now for the SHOCKING PART!!! This 150ml cream cost S$129!! HELL NO WAYYYYY???? but im serious!! This really cost S$129!! it must be really effective!! T_T *so touched* We actually got a full size product worth more than our subscription in our trove!!!

So what is this PUSH UP all about????

PUSH UP is a luscious body cream with a velvety soft consistency, is easily absorbed and enriched with a mild, pleasant scent of flowers.

PUSH UP Breast, Neck and Tummy Cream uses a host of natural ingredients to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin which in turn boosts the skin’s elasticity. This makes the breasts appear fuller, firmer and shapelier. PUSH UP encourages cell regeneration, fights off wrinkles and firms slackened skin on the neck, chest and tummy. PUSH UP is suitable and beneficial for all ages and skin types, to preserve and revitalize youth, beauty and suppleness of the skin and breasts!

Results are visible after 1-2 weeks of regular use; breasts and skin appear firmer and the skin is smoother, softer and younger looking. As the skin is rejuvenated on a cellular level, stretch marks and scars fade, wrinkles and fine lines diffuse.*

*Clinical tests document up to 9 degrees improvement in 6 weeks. Individual results may vary.

*still in shock*

Good thing is.. this thing doesnt get wasted just because i no dun need it on my breast!! I can actually use this cream on my neck and tummy!!! *wink*

Usage: Breast & Neck – Apply cream once/twice a day with up and inwards movements. Tummy & Stretch Marks – Apply cream twice a day to firm up the tummy skin and to reduce stretchmarks.

If you are interested, you can drop by SaSa or Guardian Pharmacy to have a look! Are you impress with the above 3 items as of now?? well.. i am..!

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Next next!! VMV Hypoallergenics Cleanser and Moisturizer.

Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser – A smartly hydrating clean: whisks away excess oil (and helps control acne with monolaurin) while helping to enhance hydration in drier areas. It also helps restore skin’s moisture barrier and resilience. Soothes over-treated or irritated combination skin. Cost?.. 120ml for $20.00

Hydra balance Smart Moisturizer – This clever hydrator provides more intensive moisturization where skin needs it most; will not add shine or clog pores. With virgin coconut oil for unmatched moisturization (its fatty acids are native to skin), skin-softening glycerin and acne-fighting, coconut-derived monolaurin. Cost?.. 120ml for $29.00

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This made mi goes speechless for 2 minutes!! lip tattoo!!?? What is this man!??! This month’s trove is really all about BIG & BOLD!! this is definitely the BOLD thing!! bling bling lips!!? *____*

Turn your pout into Polka Dot, Leopard or Glitter Prints that last through the night with Violent Lips. A fashionable line of Temporary Lip Tattoo Appliques. Each Violent Lips package contains 3 Lip Appliques.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED: A pair of Scissors, a Mirror, Cotton Balls, Water & Violent Lips.

Here goes…

Step 1: Remove the appliqué out of it’s stencil.

Step 2: Line the center of the top lip appliqué to your cupid and measure the width and depth of your lip with your mouth open to a wide “Ahh” Shape. Make sure to stay outside your water line. Remember that the edges of your mouth also have a waterline that you need to cut to.

Step 3: Cut to your measurements using the horizontal and vertical guides on the back of the lips.

Step 4: Peel the plastic film off the appliqué.

Step 5: Put the sticky side of the appliqué on your lips, making sure to keep your mouth in the wide “Ahh” shape. Soak the paper backing in water using your cotton ball until the paper starts to slide off.

Step 6: Seal and smooth the appliqués with a generous amount of water using your cotton swab.

WARNING: Wait 5 minutes for your lips to fully dry before you apply any product over your lips, eat or drink

HOW TO REMOVE?.. Just use baby oil or makeup remover will do! no hassle!

Still don’t get it?? no sweat! Below image will help u out more…

OKOK.. picture still doesn’t help?? Then this confirms help!! VIDEO!!

How? simple right?? Try it some day when u have some ROCKSTAR PARTY~!!!

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Other patterns available… there are a whole lot more on the web! check it out HERE!!

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After all the Big and Bold product i think i need some small things to keep mi CALM!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!! DHC~!! #1 direct skincare company in Japan, for more beautiful skin. With a legacy of over 30 years in Japan creating high-quality products based on the natural benefits of olive oil, DHC is here to help you achieve more radiant skin. They use effective ingredients that are tested and true, without adding unnecessary coloring agents or irritating fragrances.

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VT, you know wat, i was at Watsons looking at DHC Cleansing Oil on Fri evening and here… i got one sample! came in the right time i would say!! hahahaa! Now i can try it before i really purchase it..

This amazing olive oil cleanser dissolves pore-clogging dirt, excess oil, makeup—even waterproof mascara—with ease, leaving skin feeling refreshed and soft to the touch. Its unique water-soluble formula rinses completely, so you’ll never see a greasy residue. Olive oil and vitamin E help ensure you won’t see dryness either.

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Olive Soap! (soap again.. -__-)

Olive Soap is a fierce antioxidant and vitamin-rich cleanser that’s gentle on all complexions, including sensitive, dry, and mature. Fortified with olive leaf’s naturally occurring coenzyme Q10, a nutrient that also exists in our own cells, this clear cleansing bar fights free radicals that can cause damage to collagen and elastin fibers. It also frees your skin’s surface of dirt and excess oil while helping to fortify your skin.

In short! It combats rough, damaged, dry and mature skin with the antioxidant-rich goodness of olive leaf extract in this reviving soap. Help your skin feel supple, smooth and restored….

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Mild Lotion! This revitalizing tonic helps your moisturizer go the extra mile in keeping your skin freshly hydrated. It’s alcohol-free for gentleness, and blended with soothing cucumber juice to keep things cool.

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Olive Virgin Oil.. Sounds oily to apply on face hor..?? but think again!

Bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Olive Virgin Oil is 100% certified organic Flor de Aceite, one of the purest forms of olive oil available. It has a superior ability to moisturize and soften skin and to help you achieve a remarkably healthier complexion. Its unique hydrophilic properties allow it to form a protective moisture barrier against irritants without clogging pores. Warm a couple of drops between your palms, gently press onto your face, and let the revitalization begin.

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The Essence of Nature – Lavender Patch.. This is something similar to Kinohimitsu! but with Lavender scent that helps relieve fatigue and insomnia by lowering blood pressure and relaxing both body and mind. It also release tension and pacify the nerves without toxicity!

I grabbed below pic/info from The Essence of Nature fb page! Quite factful! give it a read..

It is unavoidable for human beings to have their bodily waste accumulated in their feet, which provide the main support for the body. This is easily observable through daily experiences like stained socks at night and swollen feet when one gets tired. Accumulated wastes in the body can lead to dropsical legs, fatigue, and even disharmony in the body when metabolic process does not function properly. The soles of the feet, where acupuncture points are concentrated, are a reflection of all parts of the human body. They have a great influence on blood circulation, and, as such, are referred as the “second heart”. Toxic matters are often stagnated in the feet, which makes the soles of the feet the best areas for application of the sap patch to experience its beneficial effects.

Seee… easy to use rite?

There’s other 2 types of patch namely, Bamboo Sap Patch & Slimming Sap Patch! They are all available at Watsons for S$29.90 (14 patchs – one week supply)!!

Last Item!!! i believe this is the extra treat we get for sharing the VT post.. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton..!! Well.. had previously tried the gel remover, it was GOOD! now this one.. I’m not too sure! probably will review it soon after i used it. >_<

Update on 28th Sep 2012: See review HERE!

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Together in the trove are, as usual, some leaflets and promo inserts! Cool! definitely useful!

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& before i forget, i’m gont TRY, SNAP & TAG VT to win extra treats/credits!! Seems difficult to win! SOO many subscribers!!! Aaaaww~~

Hope you guys like this BIG & BOLD Trove like i do!! Took me WHOLE DAY to do up this blog! any typo will be corrected/edited after dinner!!! >_<

Have a great evening …. !

Bouncy Ettusais

Today, I’m thinking of not doing any product review post but instead my personal shopping thoughts..!

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It all started with this irresistible offer i saw from Ettusais’s Facebook!! Only on 16 June, you can get a 3-step skin care trial pack for juz S$16! A face soap (cleanser).. A softener (toner).. A shooter (moisturizer).. That’s not all!! If you flash the above pic, you will be entitled to join a beauty workshop by Ettusais (worth S$30) on complimentary!! Now that’s really tempting!!

So i decided, first thing in the morning aft I woke up, is to prepare myself to leave for Bugis BHG!! Happy me arrived bef noon and glad that it wasn’t crowded there..! (probably I’m too early!! >_< haha)

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Excitedly I told the promoter what I want..! She’s very friendly very 亲切!& I must say.. I’m impressed with Ettusais’s staff, esp their promoters. They are all very professional, friendly and does not give people a haolian (proud? Snob?) attitude.. You know some atas brand (which i won’t be naming) promoter, they only serve “potential” customers. If you dun intend to buy or even feel that their products are too ex, dun expect them to treat you with smile & patient.. Frequent beauty products shopper sure know what I mean.. But at Ettusais, i see that the promoters serve each & every of their customers tactfully & with a smile.

Caiying (Ettusais promoter) served her customer very.. “gently”?! Haha! (wat a weird description) She’s soft spoken and always smiling. She will let her waiting customer knows that she sees them and will get to them after she finish serving her current customer..

I have thot of chging my skin care product to Ettusais after my first purchased some times back but totally no idea which product will be suitable for mi.. So I asked Caiying to give mi some recommendations and had made known to her that I won’t buying them today. She, still smiling, gave me good recommendations and even explain why those will be suitable for my skin type. I don’t know if Ettusais have trained their promoters to be this way but at least I’m glad that the 2 promoters I met at BHG (Bishan & Bugis) are really great! Really appreciate their patient to serve a so-many-question me! Haha! Thanks Xiaoying and Caiying!

Have I drifted too far!? Ok back to my happy buy!!

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This is the Acne Skin Version Up Softener (34ml at S$16) I bought! I was given a “sample” size of this when I purchased my BB Cream using VanityTrove & Ettusais joint promo offer. Well… I’m quite satisfied w this product that’s y decided to get this trial pack to enjoy more of other products!

Just pour out about 5 cents size and apply to ur face, it will made it easier for ur moisturizer to be absorbed!

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With purchased of the Acne Skin Version Up Softener, you will get to choose to take home either this White Shooter Dual Effect or one of the other 2 items which I can’t rmb what is it! =P

This White Shooter is one good stuff!! It acts as a moisturizer with whitening effect! If you have pigmentation concerns like I do, I think this will be good for u..! How to used?? Same! Jus pour out lil bit, about 5 cents size & apply to ur pretty face will do!

It haven really reduced my freckles because I only used this twice! But I’m really excited over this product!

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Now this is the Acne Gentle Wash (soap) that you’ll get too..! I’ll probably only used this after my cleanser are done! 🙂

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Last but not least…… Caiying gave mi 2 sun block sample to try when I asked her to recommend me a good one earlier on.. This is suitable for oily T-zone and can work as a make up base.. And importantly, it’s not oily (of cuz it’s not)! If this works well on me, I will consider getting it!

 

UPDATE on 26 July 2012:

 

Finally i can use my Ettusais face wash..very very looking fwd to use this…! well.. but end up din really like it.. Why? cuz it has this plastic smell.. the soap really is fragrance free until the plastic smell is too overwhelming for mi.. i’ll probably not get this face soap again.. hmm 😦

April Trove – Spring’s Surprises

Last night had showed u a sneak preview.. LOL~ today i’m gona show u more.. ok.. perhaps i should share my thots first.. (pardon my long winded opening..LOL) Here goes…

i think the courier guy is good.. he actually called in advance to inform me that he will be around my area between 5-10pm (thot the range was a bit too FAR APART..) but he actually take into account of my request. I asked if he could deliver to me last in the list (9-10pm) as i won’t be home early.. and guess what.. he’s totally fine~! how cool!

Jus bef i reached my void deck, he called again and asked me to gv him a call when i’m reaching as he’s alr at my void deck waiting.. (impressed!! btw, it was only about 8.40pm then..) and throughout this whole “process”, he did not show bits of fustration and negetive attitude!! He’s all POLITE and TACTFUL!! *thumbs up!!*

Indeed a S$25 box service is different! If he had show a bit of attitude, i might have stopped my subscription!! GOOD JOB Vanity Trove!! GOOD JOB.. *oops* i din get the courier guy’s name! T_T

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So here’s the box which i’m so looking fwd to!!! It’s a box of 5 sample items and vouchers (plenty!!!).. Clinique.. Style.. Nuxe body.. and a house brand soap??

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I’m sure everybody is familiar with this brand, Clinique. In this month’s VT, i’ve got a lip gloss with SPF 15 and a liquid facial soap for dry combination skin type (it’s my type~! how coincident!! LOL!) Clinique products are Allergy Tested and 100% Fragrance Free! well.. at least that is what is stated in thieir website.. LOL!! But one thing true enough.. their products (skin care) are custom-fit for every skin type and concern.. i had been to a Clinique counter ages ago (when i was a TEENAGE!!) to purchase their product.The beauty consultant there will actually talk to you to find out a few things from you and there is this “survey” u need to do to let them know more about your skin type and concerns.. Very personalise indeed.. unlike other brands that i had been to, the beauty consultants tends to introduce only their latest product.. 😦

The lip gloss here is a nude pink shade with some microshimmer.. it looks pink and sweet in the tube.. but when i applied, it is quite transparent.. and quite sticky actually.. Not that it will glue up your lips but it feels more “fiction” when u “mmmm” ur lips together tightly and trying to rub them against each other, probably becuz its less oily?

As for the facial soap, no comments yet as i only used ONCE.. quite hard to tell if it is good.. i would be telling a lie if i say it is excellent! >_<

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Next is this coffee soap.. it smells good but i’m not a soap person.. so i passed this to my dad..! he’s a coffee person and also a soap person! i think this suits him best! hahah!! Hope he wun turn into some vixen after shower!! hahahaha!!

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Body scrub~~ come just in time! my Lemongrass House body salt is finishing..! thou this is not some full size scrub but better than nothing! hahahaha!! (i have a photo of the scrub, let me upload it here ltr..! it looks abit.. unpleasant tho! probably b’cuz of the colors… hahah!) Here’s the pic!!! looks very unpleasant ya?? hahhaa! anyway, i feel that the scrub is rough… as if it wil damage ur skin.. but after scrubbing, i feel much better.. 🙂 not bad!

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I’m not sure if this is a full size hair moisturizer but this is the biggest item in my VT! Together with this hair moisturizer is a S$2 voucher for future purchase at Guardian! i wonder how “costly” is their product!! (let mi do some research and keep you guys update again!!) Of cuz, i hope this product works! gona start using it tonight!

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Apart from solid samples.. here is one complimentary spa voucher and a spa polish! i think this month theme is highly related to coffee!! this spa sample is some coffee pack too! Looking fwd to my spa treat SOON! i hope they don’t do hard selling.. BTW, this Masego Spa is at Jurong.. was it call JCube?? the Ex-Jurong Entertainment Complex..?? oh well..  SAFRA Jurong!! Click here to see one of the review on Masego!!

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Last but not least… here is the TONS of vouchers in the pink envelope! but sadly.. none suits me.. the clothing for sale are for regular size ladies.. and there are not much accessories i can get from these sites.. think im gona pass on to my sis.. 🙂