My latest iHerb Loot! (Promo Code In Blog Post)

 

Just received my latest iHerb loot! Been buying more sauces from iHerb, they have all these organic stuff at a fraction of what you pay in Singapore.

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iHerb has over 35000+ top-rated healthy products; with discount shipping, incredible values and customer rewards. I super love the Annie’s Naturals Lemon & Chives dressing, it’s not only great for salads but also fish. I use this a lot on my grilled fish fillets and the taste is simply addictive, which is why I had ordered two bottles this round. As you know, I have been cooking lunch for work and being a big FISH fan, I have been doing mostly grilled fish. So this sauce works great and gives my fillets a more flavorful punch! I’m also trying out Simply Organic’s crushed red pepper, these are great with grilled food, pasta and pizza. 

Asher still has cough on and off, so we are trying out Honey Garden’s Elderberry Syrup with Apitherapy Raw Honey, Propolis and Elderberries. Elderberries are known to improve immune systems which raw honey is known for soothing the throat. Will try and review if it is worth purchasing.

Last but not least, I’m also trying out these Nature’s Plus Kids Greenz vitamins with Asher since he does not really like to eat his greens. Now, spare me the lecture, I know that getting nutrients from the original source is the best. But this is an alternative we are looking at since it can be so difficult to get him to eat his vegetables at home. I heard that he finishes them up without complaint in school though.

If you are a first-time customer, get $5 to $10 off your order when you use this promo code: QRV947 

[Review] Guardian Multi-Vitamin + Minerals Gummies & Guardian Omega-3 Chewable Gummies

 

As a mother of an active toddler, I find myself often trying out different vitamin supplements to add on to my boy’s nutritional intake and boost his immune system. So when I was given these 2 bottles of Guardian Kid’s vitamins, I couldn’t wait to start him on them.

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Here’s a little more info on the vitamins which Asher has been taking for the past 2 weeks…

Guardian Multi-Vitamin + Minerals Gummies, 60s, $23.90

Guardian Multi-Vitamin + Minerals gummies are tasty alternatives to traditional pills or syrups, making them a popular choice even for finicky eaters. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and minerals such as Zinc, these yummy gummies provide important nutrients for a child’s immune health, energy levels and vision. They are vegetarian-friendly, with no added gelatine and preservatives, so your child gets the best that they deserve.

Guardian Omega-3, 60s, $23.90

Does junior dread the fishy aftertaste associated with most Omega-3 supplements? Enter Guardian Omega-3 chewable gummies — deliciously flavoured supplements that are easy to chew and fun for children. Each serving of preservative- and gelatine-free gummies provides 50mg of DHA and Omega 3 fatty acids, which support healthy vision and brain functions. The natural fruit flavours also make these chewables a hit with kids, while their cute fish shape translates into a fun experience for the little ones.   Continue reading

[Advertorial + GIVEAWAY] Let BRAND’S InnerShine Bring Out The Beauty Within

Once upon a time, there lived 2 princesses in faraway, magical Berryland. Despite being sisters, both princesses had contrasting personalities. Princess Blackcurrant was often sulking and gloomy while Princess Cranberry was always cheery and full of laughter. She was like a ray of sunshine and people loved being around her. Princess Cranberry was beautiful with skin that most would women would die for. In fact, Princess Blackcurrant secretly wished that she was like Princess Cranberry.

Princess Blackcurrant could never understand why Princess Cranberry always looked so good. She had a flawless and glowing complexion, was confident and it showed since she looked good in all types of outfits. And she had 2136797234 friends on Facebook!

“WHAT WAS HER SECRET?!?” PRINCESS BLACKCURRANT WONDERED… So one night, she decided to spy on Princess Cranberry to see what she was up to. Did she have some special skincare regime? Was it a magical potion? So many questions flashed through her mind as she peeped into the window of Princess Cranberry’s bedroom.

It turned out that Princess Cranberry had been drinking Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract!

Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract comes packed in a nifty, little bottle that’s bursting with an abundance of goodness. Each bottle is rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins Complexes (OPCs); which strengthens collagen in your skin, reduces the loss of elastic (the protein that keeps your skin firm). Packed along with other Antioxidants and Anthocyanins from the berries extract, this supplement is packed with wholesome, natural goodness for the skin.

Why drink Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract?

Our body starts to lose collagen from 25 years old onwards. Collagen is a fibrous protein that works as scaffolding for our body, supporting the skin, cartilage, bones and other connective tissues. The fibrils also have excellent moisture binding properties, locking moisture into the skin keeping it supple and elastic.

Studies have shown that the body loses collagen at a rate of 1.5% per annum, starting at the age of 25. The body’s diminishing hormones causes a slow-down in collagen production, leading to collagen fibre depletion. This weakening of skin structure results in wrinkles and skin lacking in elasticity. By the time we reach 45, more than a quarter of collagen could be lost.

Indulge in youthful, glowing skin with InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract

OPCs have anti-oxidant properties that help maintain skin elasticity and promote better blood circulation in skin cells for a healthier glow. Numerous studies have also shown that the free radical scavenging activity of OPCs is much higher than that of Vitamins C and E, hence making it a more efficient tool in free radical neutralization for the slowing down of collagen depletion in our skin.

In addition, InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract contains five berries, namely blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry (aronia), acaiberry and cranberry. These berries, rich in potent anti-oxidants and anthocyanins, are vital for protection of body tissues (including skin cells) from the damaging effects of UV radiation, pollution and other environmental factors.

So are you curious to know what happens next? Well, at that very juncture, Princess Cranberry spotted Princess Blackcurrant peeping outside her window. She invited her in & offered her a bottle of Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract.

Now Princess Blackcurrant is no longer the sulky girl she used to be, she knows she can rely on Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract to feel beautiful and healthy.

Check out your nearest Watsons, Guardian or supermarket stores to grab your pack of wholesome goodness.

BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grapeseed extract is available at $24.90 for a 6 bottle pack.

These little bottles are so small and handy, you could just pack them into your handbag and enjoy them on the go! Do note that they’re best served chilled. Also, noted a tip from the Brand’s FB page “As it is a concentrate to pack maximum goodness of berries and grapeseed in one bottle therefore the taste is not that light. We suggest mixing it with water or soda water if you prefer a lighter taste.”

 

Go to my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ABeautyAffair to find out how you can WIN a goodie bag from Brand’s (which includes not one but TWO 6-packs of BRAND’S INNERSHINE Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract!!!)  and try out this wonderful product for yourself.

Also support Brand’s Innershine Facebook Page!

[REVIEW] Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink

Previously, I mentioned a blog entry about trying out this fabulous collagen drink.
And here’s the verdict…
I’m a HUGE fan of collagen products & I’ve been consuming collagen supplements since 2008.

Despite there being no concrete scientific evidence on how effective collagen supplements are, I still do believe that they have played an important role in maintaining my complexion and keeping my skin good.
Having clear skin is a magnet for compliments and also gives one added confidence.

Now, I’ve got to try out this wonderful collagen drink; Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink for 

So why would you need a collagen supplement?

Check the chart below and see if you are having any of these problems?

Or perhaps if you are just like me; concerned about anti-aging and about your skin losing its elasticity.
Then this is just what you need…

One bottle of Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink contains 2,500mg of fish collagen in the form of a concentrated liquid formula that enables immediate absorption by the body.

It also contains Perilla Seed Extract-WSP, a USA Patented ingredient (Patented No.:US6,217,785 B1).
What’s so great about this periila seed?
Firstly, it enables the cells to better absorb nutrients.
Next, not only it plays an essential role in renewing skin, it is also extremely rich in protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

And there’s Silk Protein (peptide) which is a powerful water binding agent that locks in moisture to skin tissues while hydrating skin cells.
Soy Isoflavone, encourages the production of collagen and elastin, and restricts the production of melanin.
Other wholesome ingredients include Apple, lemon & Lychee condensed juices , Malic Acid & Vitamin C.


I took this drink daily, you could have it before breakfast or bed time. I prefer to take it before bed, this yummy drink is so delicious. Sometimes, I wish I could take more than a bottle a time.
You should really try it for yourself!
I love this, not only for the taste but also because my skin has been clear mostly & in great condition.

To find out if your collagen drink is working for you, please read this entry. Kinohimitsu’s collagen drinks worked so well for me, how did I find out? Well, go ahead and read it.

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Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drinks are available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, Nishino Pharmacies, John Little, Robinsons, ALT, Natural/Organic Stores and Individual Pharmacies.

Drink Up to Beauty with Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink

This blog post is a few days early but I just wish to share a little on my experience drinking this yummilicious collagen supplement for close to 2 weeks.
I highly recommend it served chilled and before bed time.
I don’t really like having chilled drinks before breakfast because it’s wee hours in the morning but yes, you have do a choice as it’s recommended that you may have it before breakfast or bed time.

Why is collagen so essential?

Yup, I guess the above chart shows it all.
Lack of collagen plus a number of negative factors is the root of all skin problems.
As we age, the production of collagen slows down and skin may start to appear lackluster & saggy.

Therefore, this is when Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink comes into the picture, to provide high concentrations of collagen that will help pump up skin.
Best of all? It’s 100% natural, safe and contains no additives.

So far, skin has been looking good and makeup glides on easily each time.
The taste is unbelievably good, it’s even better than whatever collagen drinks I’ve tried before.
Currently. I still have around 2 weeks more of supply to finish up before I give the final verdict of what I think of this wonderful collagen supplement. I’m real excited and can’t wait to blog about it, especially what wholesome goodness is found in each Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink.

Do stay tuned for my blog entry in 2 weeks’ time :)


Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drinks are available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, Nishino Pharmacies, John Little, Robinsons, ALT, Natural/Organic Stores and Individual Pharmacies.

My previous introductory post : Kinohimitsu Beauty Drinks
Thank you Confirm Trading for the chance to try out the Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink.

AFC Collagen : AFC Beauty Radiance Set + Giveway in Facebook [ Collagen Supplements ]

I have been taking collagen supplements on and off since my early twenties as I proceed beyond my mid twenties. The pill popping became more constant as I am dreading what many woman my age are most concerned with – Aging.

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By our twenties, the skin’s collagen and elastin starts to break down and this is the time to start targeting aging at its source before it is too late.
So basically, what is Collagen?
Wikipedia states that
“Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins…It has great tensile strength, and is the main component of fascia, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and skin…”

Collagen supplements are beneficial to the skin as well as the hair and nails. I have a a really thick mane and long nails which people sometimes mistake as fake nails because of their non-brittle condition. I take that as a compliment and I think it’s all due to the collagen supplements which I have been consuming. My nails do not chip easily despite my job that involves a lot of typing daily. Many who consume collagen supplements have noticed an improvement not only in their skin but also the hair and nails.

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What I’ve tried so far were the FANCL collagen drinks and hydrolyzed collagen supplements which I get from online stores.

And 10 bottles of FANCL collagen drinks were not sufficient for me to tell if they had worked or not. Furthermore, I find collagen drinks such a hassle to consume because they have to be refrigerated and I can’t carry them out in my handbag (too heavy & fragile!). However, I won’t deny that this is because I am more of a pill popper too.

So that is why I am EXCITED to share with you the limited edition AFC Beauty Radiance Set. As part of their 40th anniversary promos, they packed the collagen supplement into this limited edition Beauty Radiance Set. This is the set below!

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AFC Collagen Beauty is the bestselling collagen product for the past two years, winning the Unity Popular Choice Awards and Guardian Preferred Choice Awards! I have heard so much about this affordable collagen supplement and I’m so happy that I can get to try it now.


This pack contains:

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90-Day Collagen Beauty Pack x 1
90-Day Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Pack x 1
FREE 30-Day Collagen Beauty Travel Pack x 1

The usual price for the AFC Beauty Radiance Set is S$114.20 but with AFC Japan’s 40th anniversary promotion, it is now available at a special price of just S$88.90.


That is just S$0.16/pill!

So we know the benefits of Collagen, then what about Hyaluronic Acid you may ask. This powerful ingredient has been mentioned several times in my blog; it can be found in Japanese skincare products such as Aqualabel, Mentholatum and Hado Labo.

Hyaluronic Acid is vital for many important functions and can be found in every tissue of the body. Cartilage is formed when HA attaches itself to collagen and elastin. It keeps the skin supple and hydrated due to its unique ability to hold up to 6000times its weight.

So what differentiates AFC Beauty Radiance Set from the other collagen supplements out there?

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Unlike other collagen formulas with big collagen molecules which are difficult to be absorbed, AFC’s collagen is a matrix formula of small micro-mini collagen peptides that go to where your skin needs it most. Plus it contains other ingredients like Vitamin C and Shark Cartilage that work together for clearer, firmer and more radiant skin! It’s made from micro-collagen peptides which the skin can easily absorb and reap the full benefits of the supplements.

As I have just received my set, I will try it out for 2-3 weeks before I post up my review. If you want to try out their supplements, do join their FACEBOOK page as they have holding a giveaway now!

I will be holding one as well when I post my review and not one but a total of FIVE lucky readers will get to win a pack of AFC Collagen Beauty!
So do stay tune for my entry :)

More about the company producing these wonderful products

Long established in 1969, AFC Japan is a trusted name among many due to its strong corporate philosophy in total safety and product efficacy. It commits itself to satisfying the health, beauty and wellness needs of millions.

The year 2010 will not only mark the 40th anniversary of AFC Japan but also the 4th year it has started in Singapore. Looking back, AFC Japan sure has come a long way since making its name in the beauty supplement industry. It was the first Japanese Health Food company listed on JASDAQ Securities Exchange (ジャスダック証券取引所, Jasudakku Shōken Torihikisho) and also the first to be awarded Health Food “Good Manufacturing Practices” (GMP) status.

All products are researched and developed by Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory; a subsidiary of AFC Japan. AFC Japan’s many award-winning beauty supplements all are 100% manufactured, packaged, sealed and directly imported from Japan.

Because it’s their 40th anniversary year, they’re giving away lots of prizes too!
Do join their FACEBOOK page and good luck ladies :)


Trip down to Guardian & Watsons

What I bought today:

Where? Guardian

Bioderma Sébium H2O Solution Micellaire
1st bottle had no discount, darnit… beauty advisor
gave me wrong info!

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This product is apparently highly raved by models and celebs.

Where? Watsons

Life Spectrum Natural Vit E Supplements

They’re 50% off at Watsons.
Utilised my $20 voucher too… :)

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Vit E is an antioxidant supplement.
The Body Shop has a range of Vit E skincare because it is good for the skin.
So when it comes to beauty, Vit E is said to help in anti-aging and provide sun protection.
The long list of benefits that Vit E provides also includes preventing menstrual cramps, PMS, increasing and regulating the immunity system, preventing cell damage from free radicals and much more!

I’m lacking this in my supps so thought of getting a bottle to try out :)
Especially since it’s only $14.95 after 50% off.

Wai Yuen Tong Da Hong Pao Slimming Tea for lower body

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Yes, my butt & thighs are so much fatter now.
So it’s time to do something before I start spotting tree trunks as legs!
This usually retails for $39.90 for just 10g sachets x 10. Pricey!
But since it’s on discount and going for $19.75. I decided to give it a try too.
I’ll post a review after I’ve finished all 10 sachets!

Bargain cheapo hunters, watch out for sales!
Guardian, Watsons & John Little (Storewide) still having 20% off!

I saw alot of NU REN WO ZHUI DA products at John Little and the much highly-raved
chocolate mask going for $21.50 only! Deduct 20% off and it’s only $17.20.
I’ll be getting that VERY soon.

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