Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rachel K Cosmetics Radiance Illuminator Collagen + Lotus Stem Cell Hydrogel Mask [Review]

July 2012, Rachel K Cosmetics launched their Skincare line - SEE THE DIFFERENCE with Stem Cell technology

Hydrogel masks deliver 11-18% more moisture that traditional skincare sheet masks. The Hydrogel melts unto the skin, reaching directly to your skin's temperature.  It effectively locks in moisture while its Trans-Dermal Technology allows hydrating agents to penetrate at levels twice greater than other moisturizers.

This easy-to-use mask has stem Cells extracted from the lotus flower, which promote the division of skin cells, enhancing the skin's intrinsic ability to renew itself. Its gel-like texture contours the face leaving it soft and hydrated, while refining fine lines and wrinkles.

Its cool and refreshing formula, coupled with powerful bio-cleansing abilities, removes dead skin cells, cleans, refines and leaves skin smooth and glowing.

For normal, oily or acne-prone skin, its natural extracts work to clear out pores without irritation, while its hydrating ingredients deliver oil free moisture, ensuring that the skin is never over dried and alwasy vibrant.

Ingredients list.....

  • Intense oil-free moisture
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Tighten pores
  • Refines fine lines
  • Controls sebum
  • Calms and soothes
  • Tones and Refreshes
Temperature Sensitive Soluble Hydrogel mask
1 sheet (30g) = 1 essence Bottle (30g)

Review based on the initial thought of the mask. (One application - since mask is temporary relief for different type of skin concerns.)
  • The mask is seperated into 2 parts for best fitting on the face contour.
  • I find the mask is abit "small" (short) for my chubby face.
    Because the top mask only cover half of my forehead and didn't cover much on my inner cheeks.
  • soft gel type of mask
    (great type of mask for intense moisturizing)
  • Feel really refreshing and soothing
  • Very moisturizing
  • Didn't see any visible improvement on fine lines
  • Pores look less drying (Pores look less "deep")
  • Doesn't have the stingy sensation (GOOD!!!)
  • Didn't cause any irritation during the 40mins of masking
  • No breaking-out
  • Skin texture feel refine and smooth
  • My complexion look fresh and brighten up after the 40mins of masking
(Really brighten up my skin - even on my already fair skintone, I still notice the "whiten" effect!)
I do notice that I didn't release much sebum the next day - so this mask does aid in "oil-control" department.

See.. I tried to pull the mask near to my nose without breaking the mask....

Available at Selected Watsons
Price : SD$5.90

Rachel K Cosmetics Facebook Page ::

Disclaimer: Mask was provided. Not affiliated with the company
My skin type : Mild combination skin - only oil up abit on T-zone area (mostly on my nose)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

[Winner] For the DIY your own ULINX Jewelry Magnetic Charm bracelet

Congrats to Ines M
Will send you a tweet  shortly ^_^

Sunplay Watery Cool sunblock SPF 65 PA+++ and Watery Cool Mist SPF75 PA+++ [Review]

In April 2012 (Singapore), Mentholatum Sunplay the No1 sunscreen brand in Japan released Watery Cool Sunblock and Watery Cool mist fomula with their new Patented Solarex 3 in 1 technology.

Love the cute penguin cartoon image on the bottle!
I have been wanting to try this when I saw it at Watsons and the "yellow" bottle one (In taiwan, it was labelled for sensitive skin, but Singapore, it labelled as Kid's sunscreen) ... Will get them when I finished some of my "rotating sunblock/sunscreen that I'm using NOW.

Sunplay Watery Cool sunblock SPF 65 PA+++
Price: SD$17.20 [35g]
An sunscreen that repels both UV and Heat away...

The New Solarex-3 technology is developed by The Mentholatum Co. to provide a unique UV defense system.
  • Provides superior photo stable protection against UVA & UVB
  • RonaCare Ectoin & Antileukine 6, 2 anti-aging ingredients helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyaluronic Acid effectively hydrates and locks-in moisture on skin

  • Low Irritation
  • No Colorants
  • With Moisturizing ingredients

Ingredients list... [Click to enlarge]

Spread out...

The texture feels rather similar to Sunplay Super Block(with SOLAREX-3) and Original version.

My thoughts after using this for 3weeks.....
  • The Sunplay watery cool sunblock feel rather similar to the Sunplay Super block with SPF 130.
  • Very watery easy to smooth out on the skin
  • Feel minty cooling on the skin - refreshing
    [If applying around eye's areas.. please wait till it fully absorbed then open the eyes, else it would be super icy around the rim of the eyes.]
  • easily absorbed into the skin
  • Does feel abit oily...  more of a silky type of oilyness.
    [Feel abit less oily as compare to the Sunper block]
  • Doesn't feel sticky nor stuffy on the skin
  • Does leave a dewy white cast, the "white" will went away after the lotion fully absorbed
  • No residues.
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation
  • Didn't cause any break-out
  • Quite moisturizing (but I still layer moisturizer on tope)
  • Skin doesn't feel tight nor drying after wearing it for a few hours
    [Because of the minty feel, I thought this will be drying on the skin, but it doesn't!]
  • Doesn't changed the formula of my base makeup when layering ontop of the sunblock
    (I apply sunblock before any skincare/base products)
  • Decent sunblocking power for normal outing under
Sunplay Watery Cool Mist SPF 75 PA+++
Price : SD$17.90 [150ml]
An easy to apply sunscreen with high SPF protection that repels harmful UV rays away.

  • Water resistant, long lasting for all kinds of outdoor activities
  • Easy to apply one touch aerosol spray, appllies evenly to whole body
  • Its Icy cool Menthol formulation gives refreshing relief on hot sunny day
  • Non-greasy and light

Ingredients list.... [Click to enlarge]

This have a soft refreshing citrusy scent...
  • The mist feel pretty light
  • Abit oily but absorbed into the skin really well and fast.
    [The oily feel wasn't too strong, feel more like natural skin "oily" texture]
  • Doesn't feel sticky nor stuffy on the skin
  • Doesn't cause any irritation on my skin
    (didn't use this on my face)
  • Doesn't have any white cast on the skin
  • No residue
  • Decent sunblock power for normal day outing
    Didn't put this on good test, cos I didn't stay under the sun for long hours.
  • Feel super cooling and refreshing on the skin
This UV body mist spray was pretty light in texture and non sticky. when I first spray it on my arm, it feel abit wet, oily and very cooling. Once it absorbed into the skin, it won't feel oily or wet anymore. This UV body Mist abosbed really fast, so no worries about it being wet and oily at first. And the finishing was pretty nice, give my skin a pretty healthy glow and suprising that it was pretty moisturizing too.

Did I miss out anything? If you have any questions on watery cool sunblock or the mist... comment before or email me ^_^

Check out sunplay facebook page ::

I'm not affiliated with Sunplay nor EKmedia.
Products were provided for reviewing.

RoC Gommage Doux Lissant Soft Smoothing scrub [Review]

It's been awhile since I review any facial's scrub products. One of the main reasons was .... I have been avoiding it(kekekee) until I read that this is a gentle scrub for all skin types even sensitive skin... so I decided to give this a try.

Read more about RoC Soft Smoothing Scrub [here]

I "LOVE" the squeeze tube because it NOT "messy" (especially inside of the cap), after using it for more then 2 months.... the tube still look new and NEAT!!! (I keep this in the bathroom - share with my mum and sister)

Ingredients list....

Have been using this scrub once per week for 2 months.
(Recommend to use every 2 days - about 2 to 3 times per week).
  • The scrub feels like a cream cleanser that doesn't foam up.
  • Easy to spread out, feel quite moist.
  • Contain 2 different beads sizes that doesn't feel too harsh on the skin.
    (spherical pink soft beads that comes in irregular shapes with angles and ridges that made with polythelene)
  • The mixture of the scrub is about 70% cream and 30% beads
  • Doesn't cause any irritation
  • No breaking-out while using the scrub
  • Most of the time, I just focus the scrub on my nose(T-zone) and chin.
  • Doesn't feel too drying nor too rich
  • Skin doesn't feel dry nor tight after rinising off the scrub
  • Skin feel cleans and it does help to reduce the chances of "clogged pores"
Most scrub will leave a very soft and smooth skin texture after "scrubbing"...  this is common because we just polished the skin with "beads/sea-salt/shell/sugar". Which might be too harsh on certain skin types (like dry/sensitive/blemishes skin types).
This gentle scrub also make skin feel smooth.. but it's doesn't feel that "polished". More like when you just use water to wash your face, the skin feel clean but still have that slightly natural oil but abit more refined skin texture.
I still use cleansing water that contain AHA+BHA (mild "scrub" to remove old horny layer) as my daily mild exfoliator (and skip it if I'm going to used the RoC Gentle scrub)....  Trying to reduce the irritation from "harshness" of the beads rubbing against my sensitive skin.
For these pass 2 months, I've been thru the period of dry skin to combination skin (NOW I'm back to my normal skin condition but less oily). And during both phase, this scrub doesn't cause any problems on my skin.

Price: SD$30 [125ml]
Available at selected Guardian, Watsons, Nishino Shaw House and Essential pharmacy from May 2012.

Product was provided by RoC, I'm not affiliated with them.
Review was base on my personal experiences.
Thanks Amanda for always so patience with me and trying to understand my skin condition ^_~
[*Horny Layer - the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off]

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Enavose Essencious Invisible Sunbrella UV Mist SPF 45

(Product introduction)

Enavose recently launched Essencious Invisible Sunbrella UV Mist SPF 45, an advanced invisible sunscreen offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 45 protection in a convenient micro-vaporized mist that applies evenly and dries instantly on skin.

Its innovative formula includes a new tetrapeptide that protect skin cells from UVA-induced damage and support skin's repair system. Ideal for face and body, this versatile spray with an oil-free formula can be used over makeup.

  • Broad-spectrum PA+++ Protection
  • DNA-protective peptides protect your skin's from cellular-level UV damage
  • Comprehensively protects against oxidative damage from free radicals to prevent premature aging
  • High antioxidant content protects skin from melanoma formation and wrinkles
  • Lightweight, oil-free formula ensures no greasy feel on your skin and no product build-up
  • Hydrates and replenishes moisture in skin
  • Oil-free, Alcohol-free and Fragrance-free
  • Handy and portable with no spill mechanism

Contains ....
DNA Tetra-petides, Organic Green Tea Extract*, Buddleja Davidii Extract*, Thymus Vulgaris(Thyme) Extract*, Natural Preservative Blend of wasabi, Ginger, Garlic, Radish.
[*Certified Organic by Ecocert French Control and Certification]

I received this cute little "jar" at the bloggers' session which house the Invisible Sunbrella UV Mist, 2 lollipops and A hand towel with my name embroidery on it (so sweet).

The sunbrella mist can be spray directly on the face (no need to sprey on palms and apply on face!)... And the ingredients was so interesting... "wasabi, ginger and garlic"! I already tried this mist afew time (still too soon to do a review) so far so good....
Review will be up once I try it out for a period of time (around 2 to 4weeks)

Alittle bit of Enavose....
[Click to enlarge]

Here are some shots I took at the session held at The Fullhouse...

Yummy dessert....

Here are the random shots of the products from Enavose.

Special Promotion
Grab Invisible SUnbrella UV Mist SPF 45 for SD$29 (Retail price SD$39.90)


Retail Store
Concept Store @ Suntec City Mall, Tower 3 #02-079/081

Beauty Counter @ Tang, VivoCity Beauty Hall

Online Store @ www.enavose.com
(Available 24/7 with free shipping islandwide)

Enavose Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.com/Enavose


Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with Enavose.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

KATE Mineral Liquid Foundation (Review)

Few months ago, I won this Liquid foundation thru Cosmopolitan Singapore Facebook page giveaway. (They ran a series of products giveaway from various brands almost everyday back in March). I won the KATE Mineral Liquid foundation in shade OC-C (this is the common shade)

I can't find the ingredients list in english for this product.

Swatches in various lighting...
This shade OC-C was like about 1 to 2 shades darker then my usual foundation shade... but on my face, it wasn't that dark (just made me look abit warm).
For your info:::
My face is way darker then my whole body... so I need a brighter foundation to even out everything. I have KATE Lasting cover liquid foundation in BR-C.. the shade match me really well!

Here's the side by side comparison of the shades.

Half face... on strong day lighting, the shade doesn't look soo obvious.. but it does cover and even out all the uneven complexion.

When the foundation set.. my face does look abit warm (tired).
(it's not the foundation fault, I just need the "right" shade- lolx)
Anyway, put the shade aside... and focus on how I feel about the foundation after using it for a couple of weeks.
  • The foundation shade is buildable from sheer to light medium coverage
  • Foundation feel pretty moist/watery, easy to spread around the face.
  • Feels like a bbcream texture
  • Doesn't feel too heavy nor cakey on the skin
  • Pretty Lightweight
  • Last a good 5-8hrs depend on the weather conditions. (If I stay indoor- it can last up to 8hrs)
  • Doesn't cause any irritation
  • Doesn't cause any break-out during the time I use this foundation.
  • it has a semi matte finishing
  • oil control was pretty average
Side note:
My skin has become more and more better... skin doesn't feel dry nor tight
(but do look abit dry after applying foundation)
I'm back to mild oily combination skin ^__^
My nose and forehead will start to (shine) after afew hours...

I dont look much different under bright day lighting.

[Taken with flash] With flash can see the shade look warm on me...

Products used..

  • Sunplay Watery Cool SPF65 PA+++
  • Stila One Step Correct primer
  • KATE Mineral Liquid Foundation
  • Palgantong makeup theatrical powder
  • Limecrime eyeshadow helper
  • Urban Decay Naked palette 2 (using the Busted)
  • Too faced Leopard Love Complexion perfection kit(using the blush in Candy Leopard)
  • K-palette Real Lasting liquid liner (waterproof version)
  • K-palette Lasting 2 way eyebrow (using the liquid side #02)
  • Heavy Rotation brow mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara
  • Guerlain Shine Automatique in 263
Product in blue font was provided by the company