Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 April random post 02 : Maybe I should make this a doggies' blog

I think I tend to post pics of Peapea and Buibui more so then blogging about reviews and random stuff ~

Although most of the pics I shared on the blog were pics that I've already shared on my instagram (too cute to wait! lolx...) But I do post some that wasn't on IG!!

Anyway... I simply love them too much that I have to let them be a part of everything I do.... kekeke <3

Monday, April 28, 2014

Uncover my skin age with SK-II Magic Ring

Sometimes last week, pop by SK-II counter for the beauty counselling test on my skin age with the Magic Ring.

Magic Ring 
Mapping the 5Ds for proof of crystal clear skin transformation 
Transformation begins with first rooting out underlying issues within the skin, in order to better tailor skincare regimens to match skin's needs. With the launch of Magic Ring, the latest skin analysis device from SK-II leveraging today's advanced technologies, the luxury skincare brand delivers an enhanced skin care counseling experience at its beauty counters to help women embark on their skin transformation journey.

The magic ring will focus on the 5 elements : Texture, radiance, firmness, pores and wrinkles

I always want to know how my skin is doing, because I'm quite proud that I have been taking good care of my skin... with good hydrating products and sun protection! I want to look young no matter how old I've aged!! lolx

But lately, skin hasn't been doing so well, cos of the skin allergy I have last month and is slowly recovering from the dryness. So I believe my skin age will be quite old... if not older then I am now... since dryness is quite a huge problems for aging skin!

So I decided to take up this challenge and start using Sk-II products (since, my skin is feeling so much better now, I can start drowning my skin with good anti-aging products).

But, before I start... I had my skin analysed by the SK-II Magic Ring...

My result (I think without makeup skin test will be more accurate)

My skin age is 34years old... I'm 34 years old NOW (will be 35 in November!!!)
So the dryness of my skin does pull down my skin age
(Dryness lead to weak texture, firmness and radiance!!)

Now ... I need to SK-II my skin! lolx
(Will be back in a month time to see whether my skin got become younger ^_^)

Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture and Touchable Smooth

In March, Herbal essences released the brand new Japan Series in Singapore - Touchable Moisture (purple) and Touchable Smooth that promises to sweeten our day by waking up our senses in the morning.

With a formula straight from Japan, the new Herbal Essences Japan Series will keep our hair feeling smoother, smelling amazing and more hydrated all day and every day.

Containing 8 types of naturally-derived active ingredients, including rapeseed oil, palm oil and coconut oil, the new Herbal Essences from Japan range consists of the Touchable Smooth range and the Touchable Moisture range. Both of which includes a shampoo, conditioner and intensive treatment.

Due to added ingredients such as rapeseed oil, the treatment capability of the Herbal Essences from Japan Series has been improved significantly, relative to previous Herbal Essences formulas. The renewed formula works to deliver hair care and treatment ingredients directly and more effectively, thus improving the final smooth finish to the hair.

With a multi-layered hair treatment akin to Millefeuille, the new Touchable Smooth and Touchable Moisture ranges delivers treatment to hair while repairing it all at once. Derived from rapeseed oil contributes to the "gel network" structure that delivers the treatment effect.

Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture
(Soft and creamy floral scent)

Touchable Moisture is formulated with beauty essence ingredients to retain moisture in hair, preventing it from draining out even in dry environments. (Fight flyaways and frizz hair)

Top note : Green tea, alphonso mango, green apple, plum and red orange
Middle note : Osmanthus, lily of the valley, freesia, creamy jasmine
Base note : Peach nectar, sun-dried apricot, sandalwood musk

 Herbal Essences Touchable Smooth
 (Sweet and Gentle Rose)

A high concentration of beauty essence ingredients in Touchable smooth is sealed into locks to deliver the repair and protection our hair needs throughout the day. As it conditions the surface of hair smoothly, the smooth-to-the-touch feeling will last all day long.

Top note: Red raspberry, pineapple, sparkling citrus blend, sweet apple, sweet peach
Middle note : Pink rose, Jasmine, Chamomile, lily, green leaf blend, freesia, lily of the vally
Base note : Exotic amber, clean musk, natural moss, creamy sandal wood

I will be reviewing the Touchable Smooth range

 Herbal Essences Touchable Smooth Shampoo
Price : SD$5.90 (160ml)

Ingredients list

  • The consistency of the shampoo was light and watery
  • foam up well with water, easy to spread and lather into the hair without much "pulling"
  • Hair feel clean and soft. 
  • does weight down my hair a bit (cos of my heavy oily hair) .. 
  • doesn't cause any irritation to my scalp
  • Oil control wise was pretty average as my scalp will oil up the next day
  • The scent last pretty well on the hair, I still can smell it the next day (not too sure whether my scalp stink anot.. but my hair doesn't... lolx)
  • Hair ends doesn't feel too drying and it does help to make hair look smooth and soft

The shampoo made my scalp feel nice that I go and get the bigger bottle... kekekeke~

  Herbal Essences Touchable Smooth
Price : SD$5.90 (160ml)

Ingredients list

The conditioner was pretty light, as in doesn't feel too oil when I first apply onto my hair, rinse off easily.

Doesn't feel too heavy on my oily hair, complicated scalp (sometimes dry, sometimes oily and most of the time quite sensitive!)

Hair does feel smoother and easy to manage.

 Herbal Essences Touchable Smooth Intensive treatment
Price : SD$12 (200g)

Ingredients list

Because of my oily hair, I hardly do any treatment (as in masking my hair)... normally I will use the treatment like the way I use conditioner.. but I leave it on for about 30secs to 60secs instead of rinsing off after applying.

The treatment is a little bit thicker as compare to their conditioner - similar texture but feel more richer. Hair feel really smooth, soft and sleek.

I prefer the treatment.. cos my hair ends feel really smooth and hydrated (not as drying).
Doesn't irritated my scalp (normally I don't apply conditioner nor treatment beside shampoo on my scalp)

Overall, I do enjoy using the whole range, but I can do without the conditioner or treatment as my hair was not drying to being with (except the hair ends) ... my sister has very dry hair and scalps and she love the intensive treatment.

Herbal Essences is available at Watsons, all leading supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore

Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture and Touchable Smooth Shampoo
Price : SD$5.90 / SD$14.50
Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture and Touchable Smooth Conditioner
Price : SD$5.90 / SD$14.50

Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture and Touchable Smooth Intensive Treatment
Price : SD$12

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Review : Origins Plantscription Anti-aging cleanser

Cleanser review!!! Normally, I will rotated a new cleanser every 2 to 3 weeks into using a "new" cleanser... but this time round (due to my skin condition) I try to avoid changing new skincare. So I have been using this Origins Plantscription Anti-aging cleanser for close to 2 months (almost finishing).

This tube of 150ml last pretty long (I think my mum also using it - not too sure cos I have a few cleansers siting in the bathroom). And I have been enjoy using it.

VanityTrove International Women’s Day Exclusive Trove

Over at Vanity Trove they are always having a few "Special" Trove sets with theme at a special price. So I picked up the VanityTrove International Women’s Day Exclusive Trove (Price : SD$60) with the promo code *WOMENSDAY* you get the trove at SD$30!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Review : Sexy Look Rice Extract Micro Inject mask

Recently, Sexy Look launched The Micro Inject Series, the latest technology in Japan. A double penetration effect with skin friendly natural fibre ergonomic design mask sheet to ensure maximum care. Unique hydronet pumps up skin moisture while giving it a firming effect, feeling soft and supple after use.

This series contains 3 types of masks - all meant for hydration : Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Rice Extract.

In this post, I will be reviewing the Rice Extract Micro Inject masks.

If you are a regular of my blog, you will know that I'm crazy about products that contains "rice" ... always make my skin feel happy and nice! lolx

Sexy Look Rice Extract Micro Inject is specially formulated with rice, yeast and sake kasu extracts for deep moisturizing, hydrating and skin reviving. Helps to boost skin's youthfulness, reduces the appearance of fine lines while keeping skin fresh and energized.

Ingredients list

The thin mask was sandwiched between 2 protective sheets

The mask fix nicely on the skin

Here's my initial review on this Sexy Look Rice Extract Micro Inject mask
  • The mask feel wet and fully soak up with the amazing serum but doesn't feel too messy (that the serum will be dripping everywhere)
  • Very thin piece of mask, stay(fit) on the skin nicely
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation
  • Not burning nor stingy sensation
  • Doesn't cause any break-up (no spots after the day of masking)
  • The mask feel really cooling on the skin
    (though after about 12 mins into masking, skin does feel a little bit (just a tiny bit) "stuffy" I think I'm just feeling kinda warm - but when I touch the mask, the mask still feel pretty cooling.. hmm... maybe I'm over-thinking it! lolx)
  • After 15mins of masking, the mask still feel wet (which is nice, cos I know that it won't dries up my skin!)
  • Skin feel really soothing and hydrated
  • The mask is very hydrating - I can see that my "dry" skin doesn't feel as dry the next day (when I put on finishing powder, the dryness doesn't look so obvious)
When I peel off the mask, skin look and feel refreshing, the over-all complexion does look a bit more radiance.

I wash off the remaining serum on the skin (it's just me.. because I don't like to apply skincare without washing the face first and also for precaution. Since the serum already fully absorbed into the skin.. the residue is just something extra, so I rather wash it off with water only and carry on with my usual skincare routine.

After washing off with JUST water and towel dry, skin feel soft and supple (LOVE the feeling) and I can say that this mask doesn't cause any problems to me (cos I have let my skin rest for 2 days before another round of masking!)

Close up on how thin the mask was~

Beside the Sexy Look Rice Extract Micro Inject mask, I also received a box of Lovemore Deep sea water hydrating mask. I'm looking forwards to try this (love hyrdrating mask!!!) and of-course will do a detail on it soon.

Sexy Look Rice Extract Micro Inject mask
Price : SD$3.50 per piece 

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LongChamp at Zalora

Lately, I kinda always check up online store for fashion related stuff like accessories, clothing and bags. Normally, I prefer to shop offline cos I wanna see whether the clothing fit me well, how the bag feel and ects... I just wanna touch it before getting it.

Sometimes... I just can't be bother to head out and deal with the crowds (on the bus, mrt, road, mall and ects... ) I just sit in front of my computer with a tall glass of latte and some random yummy snacks... I log on to various websites to check out offers and new launches.

And website like Zalora Singapore got me hook on various reasons :: They are having more brands and exciting promotion and while browsing thru their bags section... LongChamp caught my eyes.

Not that they are special or having really cute and unique designs... it's their simplicity and classic design. They still look cute and nice with various colors!

This little cream color sling bag look quite cute huh~
Simple and cute (kekeke)

I think to put this on shopperboard for future reference

Introducing the NEW L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique all in one Compact

In the hot and humid weather of Singapore, our skin tend to sweat  and get oily easily no matter the types of our skin. The nose (around t-zone) just love to be super shiny and oily (arrgggg).... I have dry combination skin now (skin is healing really well from the allergy reaction I had weeks ago). Even with dehydrated skin, my nose still shine when I'm feel warm!

So the type of powder used on the t-zone is really the key of keeping skin from looking like a grease pan! We all want fresh and NOT cakey/patchy skin. So I always reach for light weight powder to dust it over my nose (t-zone) to kinda minimize shine.

Anyway, I just wanna say that L'Oreal Paris recently launched a shine buster! Sound promising right? L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique with SPF 34 PA +++ (non-comedogenic)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Introducing For Beloved One Mandelic Acid Renewal Skincare series

For Beloved One Mandelic Acid is one of my favourite, one-step gentle chemical peel treatment. And now For Beloved One launched two daily care items, the Mandelic Acid Renewal Toner and Mandelic Acid Renewal Lotion, to complete the series!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introducing For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen Series

It's always fun to learn more about different brands and types of sun protection products - I love using them so trying out different types doesn't bother me anyway (who does... lolx!). Trying and owning various type of sun protection products helps benefit the skin a lot, because different weather, moods, skin conditions will need different types of sun block/sun screen. Not only it prevent sun damaging, sun protection product can also double up as moisturizer, oil control or as a good base for foundation/bbcream/cc cream!

Like I always say - Sun protection is one of the very important key for youthful and radiant skin - without sun protection, skin aged easily.

Known as the Whitening Expert, FOR BELOVED ONE has created a sunscreen series "Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen" that is tailored to fit different skin types and sunscreen needs. The entire series provides comprehensive sun protection that is low-irritant, hypoallergenic with moisturizing, repairing effects in lightweight, easily absorbed texture.

FOR BELOVED ONE recommends choosing sunscreens according to our skin type and lifestyle and we should have at least two sunscreens, one with high SPF and one with lighter SPF, to fit the changes in their lifestyle and needs to fully protect their skin against harmful UV rays, prevent oxidation, repair skin to keep skin healthy and youthful! (Totally agree with them!!)

FOR BELOVED ONE Cosmeceutical sunscreen series contains no alcohol and therefore is hypoallergenic and is also suitable for sensitive skin and/or skin after cosmetic treatments/surgeries (only the SPF32**). The entire series is formulated with patent formulas that deliver fast and effective skincare benefits. Most importantly, it is formulated with BOTH chemical and physical sunscreen to reduce stimulation and allergens to skin.

There are two types of UV Rays that are damaging to skin – UVA and UVB.
FOR BELOVED ONE uses the physical sunscreen ingredient Titanium Dioxide to physically block UVB from entering skin. It is highly stable and won’t be absorbed by skin, and can form a protective layer on skin to prevent sunburn and redness caused by UVB. Chemical sunscreen ingredient Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Octyl Methoxycinnamate can absorb both UVB and UVA rays to prevent skin cell damage and dark spot formation. With double protection, skin can effectively fight UV rays to comprehensively prevent premature aging caused by the sun.

Octyl Methoxycinnamate
Chemical sunscreen that effectively absorbs and filters UVB rays to prevent redness, sunburn and dark spot formation. Strengthens skin’s defense against the sun.

A new type of oil soluble chemical sunscreen that absorbs UVB and short UVA rays, it is highly stable and both protects and augments other chemical sunscreens while reducing stimulation on skin.

Titanium Dioxide
Physical sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB, also contains pigments to provide light, natural coverage to even skin tone.

RonaCare® AP
The ultimate protection system that safeguards against signs of premature skin aging. Its protective system against UV radiation can be exerted over 24 hours even long after sun exposure. RonaCare® AP is an ideal partner in sunscreen formulations.

Aside from providing both physical and chemical sunscreen, for stable protection up to 10 hours, FOR BELOVED ONE also specially developed lightweight, non-greasy texture for easy daily burden-free usage that does not clog pores.

No alcohol is added to reduce irritation. In addition, the formulation also contains patent formulas to enhance protection:
  • Lumiskin and BiowhiteTM to quickly and effectively prevent melanin formation and brighten skin tone...  
  • Moist24TM and PENTAVITIN® to replenish moisture and maintain skin’s oil water balance 

  • Phytosoothe LS9766 to soothe irritations, redness and solve problems such as skin dryness, dullness and other cell damages caused by the sun. An all-in-one sunscreen that provides comprehensive sun protection and care for skin!

 For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen Series
For Beloved one Melasleep Whitening High Sunscreen Protection SPF50** (Beige & Green)
For Beloved one Melasleep System Sunscreen Protection SPF32**(White)

Melasleep System Sunscreen Protection SPF32**(White)The daily basic: Sun protection & Essential Moisture

Contains Moist24™, providing 24 hours continuous moisture to keep skin healthy and strengthens skin’s defense against UV rays. A perfect fit for skin in air-conditioned rooms for long periods. Its white shade is translucent and brightens up skin tone naturally, and therefore is also suitable for men to use.

SPF32** sunscreen effect lasts up to 7.5 hours and can defend against 96% of UV rays.

Suitable Target: For women & men with metropolitan lifestyle. Suitable for sensitive skin and/or skin after cosmetic treatments/surgery

Melasleep Whitening High Sunscreen Protection SPF50** (Beige & Green)
For outdoors: Sun Protection, Brighten, Moisturize, Light Coverage

Formulated with both chemical and physical sunscreen, can protect skin against both UVA and UVB rays. At the same time deeply hydrates skin with PENTAVITIN®, soothes and repairs with Phytosoothe™ and brightens and clears blemishes with Lumiskin™ - an all-in-one total effect sunscreen!

Super lightweight texture with two shades – beige shade for natural, even coverage, and green shade to even a correct redness for rosy cheek girls.

SPF50** sunscreen effect lasts up to 12.5 hours and can defend against 98% of UV rays.

Suitable Target: For outdoorsy lifestyles and occasions


The beige and the green version are a bit more thicker and drier as compare to the white (moist) one

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen Series will be available exclusively at Sephore from May 2014 onwards

Price ::
Melasleep System Sunscreen Protection SPF32**(White) SD$52 (30ml)
Melasleep Whitening High Sunscreen Protection SPF50**(Beige) SD$52 (30ml)
Melasleep Whitening High Sunscreen Protection SPF50**(Green) SD$52 (30ml)

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