Friday, May 31, 2013

Make Up For Ever 1 Minute Airbrush Transformation with HD HIGH DEFINITION POWDER

Couple weeks ago, attended the Make Up For Ever 1-minute airbrush transformation with HD High Definition Powder personal workshop session at Sephora. To introduce their new patented packaging for the HD powder and also a session for me to ask as many questions about the HD makeup, the powder, application and anything I wanna know for an airbrush finishing makeup look.

Beside the popular HD Powder, they also gave me their best seller HD Primer in 0 to try try ^,^

Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder
Price : SD$57 (8.5g)

Only available in one universal, translucent shade that suits all skin tones, the HD High Definition Powder helps to set the foundation without changing its natural contours. Upon application, it turns into a transparent veil that softens the appearance of imperfections, and completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look.

Talc-free formula, does not dry the skin and contains spherical micro-beads that reflect both natural and artificial light rays, that will create a 'Soft Focus' effect that lights up the skin.

The HD High Definition powder, is now in a New Patented packaging for easy application for flawless skin.
  • The new exclusive patented packaging is spill proof and prevents unnecessary wastage.
  • Integrated tailor-made sifter to allows for convenient and flexible usage
  • Protective sticker for cleanliness and hygiene
The HD High Definition powder (Microfinish Powder) only contain Silica and no additional adhesive ingredients. (They never changed the formulation/ingredients). Just the changed of the packaging enhance the application of this silica powder.

Peel off the protective sticker and start your journey with this fine powder.
I always love using silica powder (though it may make skin look "white" in flash photography.... all we need to do is "blend/buff" well!)

The elastic-cottony sifter make the powder feel extra fine and doesn't spill out too much powder per use.

The cap has this stopper to block the powder from getting out and make a mess around the jar~

Here's the overview of the box packaging.

Ingredient list::

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Puff 
Price : SD$15

A soft thin velvety puff

Make Up For Ever Kabuki brush
Price : SD$85

Make Up For Ever HD Primer (Microperfecting Primer)
Price : SD$67 (30ml)

The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion products use innovative formulas to create a new generation of make up which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye.

In the same manner as a skin care product, the HD Primer nourishes, moisturizes and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. It creates a protective layer on the skin allowing the foundation to glide on easily and to last longer. Unlike standard skin care creams, the HD Primer dries quickly, allowing make up to be applied immediately.

The HD Primer comes in 6 color-correcting shades (more) and one transparent shade to correct skin imperfections.  The colored pigments are absorbed by the skin for an invisible correction.

The one I got is in shade 0 (Neutral) - adds natural luminosity to the complexion

The overview of the box packaging

Come in a clean sleek pump bottle

The primer feel quite moist, gel like texture and gave skin a light dewy finishing
This primer doesn't cause any skin irritation nor cos breaking-out on my skin.

Ingredients list::

Now on my wishlist... I wanna try their HD Foundation~
Do you have any favourite products from Make Up For Ever?
Do share with me in the comment or email me (if you are shy la)

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Make Up For Ever Singapore Website::

Make Up For Ever HD products is available at::
Sephora ION Orchard
Sephora Ngee Ann City
Sephora Marina Bay Sands
Sephora Great World City
Sephora VivoCity
Sephora Plaza Singapura
Sephora Bugis+

MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy & Pro Loft
( 36 & 38 Armenian Street #01-06 & #02-06 )

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I'm not affiliated with the company

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vanity Trove June 2013 Edition - Summer Crush

This June (2013), Vanity Trove ramp up their beauty stash to prep us for sunny brunches to sunset parties! Get scorching hot surprises and a " Summer Crush" from June's edition of VanityTrove.

A box of samples to quench our skin for this hot summer time

The little magazine 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF30 PA++
Retail Price : SD$25.90 (30ml)

Neutrogena takes hydratio to a new level with the new Hydro Boost Gel SPF30 PA++.

Forumlated with hyaluronic acid and olive extract to effectively rebuild your skin’s moisture shield and prevent moisture loss, this hydrating miracle nourishes dry skin cells with up to five times more moisture throughout the day for smoother and bouncier skin.

The lightweight gel texture glides smoothly upon application, leaving no undesirable sticky feel or discomfort. With the convenience of hydration and sun protection in one bottle, managing dry skin and keeping harmful sun rays.

Read about my Neutrogena Hydro product introduction (Link)

touch in SOL Silky Natural fit bbcream
Retail Price : SD$22.90 (30ml)
Available exclusively at Selected Watsons

For oily skin to tagetting shine and flaws

Ultimate Colla-gen
Retail Price : SD$88 (30sachets)

Widely touted as Korea’s No. 1 preferred collage, Ultimate Colla-gen offers nano-molecular collagen, collagen tested to be at least 50% smaller than other commercial collagen brands, for fast absorption into the body.

Its optimum mix of  nano collagen with six other premium multi-nutrients is 100% developed ad blended in Korea, with each 38kcal sachet bringing you light and refreshing enjoyment.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complexe
Retail Price : SD$62 (125ml)

Keratase presents Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complexe – its first versatile beautifying oil for all hair types. Enriched with a complex of four precious oils that contains vitamins A, E, F and omegas 3 and 6, it gives shine, nourishment and vibrancy to your hair. You get resilient, protected and luxuriously soft and silky tresses!

Read about my experience on the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complexe (Link)

ApivitaExpress beauty green clay mask
Retail Price : SD$58 (box of 12)
Enriched with essential oils, the Express Green Clay Mask eliminates impurities and absorbs excess sebum. This deep cleansing mask with antiseptic properties revitalizes tired skin.

Apivita Suncare Light texture face cream for oily-combination skin SPF 30
Retail price : SD$56 (50ml)
Cover up with Light Texture Face Cream for Oily-Combination Skin SPF30. It offers high sun protection, evens your skin tone and is a good makeup base. Say hello to a smoother, radiant complexion! 

Apivita Cleansing purifying tonic lotion  
Retail price : SD$36  (200ml)
The Cleansing Purifying Tonic Lotion for oily and combination ski getly removes dirt and excess oil with deep hydration. Containing 98% natural ingredients including proplis, citrus and tea tree essential oils. It refreshes and rejuvenates skin effectively.

Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel
Retail price : SD$78 (per jar)

An alternative to acidic and chemical treatments, the Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel offers multiple benefits with just one application. Its hydrating properties moisturizes, slows ageing and reduces wrinkles. It detoxifies and activates collagen production to revitalise too. You’ll get a tingling sensation upon application, which quickly fades. The gel works into skin to draw out impurities. You may experience a minor outbreak as Cellilux purges the dirt and oil.

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Monthly subscription fee - SD$25.00(inclusive of packing, shipping and handling fees)

Receive each month’s edition before the month starts.
(Eg:: Will get April’s themed trove by end of March!)

Troves will be hand-delivered to you

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hada labo Whitening Lotion New Nano Formula

Hada Labo launched the Hada Labo Whitening lotion with new Nano formula. For fairer, moist and brighter skin with Arbutin and Vitamin C along with Hyaluronic acid.

On Drop Reveals Natural Fairness
A combination of 3 types of hyaluronic acid for 3X the hydration power

  • Arbutin and Vitamin C
    Arbutin is an extract from natural bearberry plant. With effective whitening properties, Arbutin is used to enhance skin fairness and helps fight dark spots. Dull skin is renewed to reveal clear, fair skin.

  • Vitamin C
    enhances the skin's fairness and repairs dry, dull skin caused by exposure of UV rays.

Using only the finest and purest ingredients without unnecessary additives, colourant, alchohol, fragrance and mineral oils, Hado Labo's Whitening range stays true to its PERFECT X SIMPLE brand philosophy.

Natural Fairness:
Has natural bearberry(Arbutin) that fades brown spots and blemishes. Prevent future spots and even skin tone.

Super Hydration:
Unique triple hydluronic acid formula fully hydrates the skin from surface to deep within. Skin is smoother to relect light better.

Bright Glow:
A special blend of Vitamin C increase the glow of the skin day by day.

Ingredients list

The lotion look thick ... it's not those clear type, but it feel pretty watery

Here my thoughts on this Hada Labo Whitening Lotion with New nano formula
I never tried the previous version, cos normally I tend to avoid trying whitening products (except, sunblock, cleanser, remover or makeup bases) . Because whitening products always make my skin feel weird not in a bad way... some just feel abit too rich that causes red bumps around my cheeks or chin.

I gave in and give this lotion a try ^^ and omy gosh... I'm not regretting!!!!

  • The lotion feels very watery
  • Not sticky
  • Not oily
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation
  • No breaking out 
  • didn't see any visible whitening/lighting of my skin tone
  • the complexion does look abit more even
  • Skin look abit brighter
  • skin look more supple
  • texture wise - doesn't change much (I guess cos I always "|hydrate" my skin well)
  • lotion feel really soothing on the skin
I pour a lot of the lotion onto a cotton square (soak it well) and then lightly pat it all over my face and eyes (eyes closed la)... the lotion feel so refreshing on my warm skin (I tend to have warm and inflammated skin lately - no more tightness nor dryness - I'm back to my normal/usual combination skin!!) and quite moisturizing.

Tips :
I soak up a cotton square really well with the lotion, pat/dab it all over my face, pour more lotion onto the same piece of the cotton square and repeat... keep repeating until skin feel cooling to touch (which means the skin is fully hydrated with "moisture" - Which usually took about 30 +/- secs)

Skin will look fresh and brighter.... pores look tighter also, skin now is well hydrated and ready for eyecream/serum/moisturizer. (Moisture/hydrated ... damp skin will enhance the application of your skincare products.)

I didn't do the patting motion like what Hada Labo wants us to do with their "lotion" (refer to below youtube's clip)

I really enjoy using this lotion, and I like this better then the normal Hada Labo nano (Oops - this just feel sooo nice~ maybe because my skin like this(product) NOW... since our skin change all the time! Guess the right product comes at the right timing! lolx)

I start using this on 4th May and today (28th May 2013) almost 4 weeks.. I have gone thru half bottle!!!

From my pass experiences, the normal Hada labo lotion tend to feel a bit less effective after 3 months (from opening)- so I guess, with the amount I'm using NOW... I can finished up this bottle in another 4weeks or less.

Available at Watsons, Guardian, Fairprice, Unity, SASA and departmental stores.
Price : SD$22.90

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Product was provided for consideration

2013 May Bellabox : Ready for Cannes

This month (May 2013) bellabox is all about getting ready and pretty for Cannes - so the little sticker on the wrapper look darn cute isn't it??

Let's check out what products will be in this month box.

overview of all the stuff inside this little red box

Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence mask
SD$15.90 (10pcs)
Sample : 1pc = SD$1.59

Sasa eyebrow razor
SD$1.80 (2pcs)

Model Co Lipgloss

The gloss shade was pretty sweet and light 

Lanvin Me Eau De Parfum
SD$108 (50ml)
Sample : SD$4.32 for 2ml

Talika Eye Therapy Patch
SD$120 (6pairs)
Sample : 1 pair = SD$20

Bonus item : The Lash Card
SD$8.90 (10pcs)
Sample : SD$1.78 for 2pcs

Bonus item : Borracha Wine Wips
SD$8.40 (20pcs)
Sample : 1 pcs = SD$0.42

Total amount of this box of samples are ::: SD$52.91
Monthly subscription fee is $19.95
I'll let you decide whether this Bellabox is worth your $$$$

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