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!! 😀

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“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!

March Trove – Red Carpet

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M for March! March for my BIRTHDAY!! & mom’s!! Totally in love with March!! Sorry for this VERY VERY late post! i got this trove on time in feb but i cant recall exect date because i was too excited about my trip then!!

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FruityLite! i like this.. i get to know this drink from my mom!! my mom bought this several months ago and i tried it! it taste almost like lemon tea, very refreshing! as for the slimming effect… ehem… effective things never taste yummy!! that’s my belief! hahahaa…

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Next we have this GoldKiwi set.. its actually a miniature toner/moisturizer set.

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GELPRESSO!!! Yeah! remember i had a blue one before?? now i have a nude one! This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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BelleWave Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum!

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To me, its another anti-wrinkle serum.. but its seems pretty powerful! hee.. guess i’ll let me mom try and keep me updated!

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Mask from My Beauty Diary! I think everyone is pretty familiar with this already.. and if u asked me again, i will still say this is a good mask! 🙂

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Two little Eau de toilette… one from DKNY & another from burberry.. Both are nice!

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Here come my favourite product!! Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser in creme compact size!!! Now i can have dewy look again!!!20130302-150812.jpg

See.. this small compact size can let me carry it around without much effort! Only problem could be the sponge.. the creme is too compact that the sponge have to be kept separately.. 20130302-150843.jpg

As usual, there’s a little magazine in every month’s trove.. and this month, i like this pg most.. it’s a 10 day beauty count down! man! time to get beautiful!

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heee.. and a little note that makes my day!

and u see!!! I’ve make good use of all trove boxes!!

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