Clinique

Clinique Smart custom-repair eye treatment S$79 15ml
This is an anti-aging eye treatment that targets to brightens, lift, smoothes creepiness and diminishes fine lines to crow’s feet while keeping the skin hydrated at the same time. It consist of potent ingredients that help to keep skin calm, comfortable and receptive to ingredient benefits.
Some of the ingredients that are found to have different benefits are as the following:
Ease inflammation
– Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, a gentle seaweed is potent anti-irritant agent useful for soothing skin around delicate eye area
– Algae Extract that does the same and in addition, receptive to repair.
Repair damage
– Hydrolyzed Rice Protein and VitisVinifera (Grape) Seef Extract helps to support skin’s natural repair process 
– Sodium RNA in addition can help to eradicate the appearance of damage caused by stress, UV, and other harmful assaults.
Plump up
– Acetyl Hexapeptide-* and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 help stimulate natural collagen production, which plumps skin, helping to diminish lines and wrinkles.
– Whey Protein is natural, high-quality polypeptide and rich in amino acids will minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles while helping skin look and feel firmer/more resilient.
Brilliant radiance
– Plum Extract is brighten dull and fatigued looking skin so eyes appear more awake and youthful. 
– Morus Nigra Root Extract restore radiance and luminosity for more even-toned appearance.
– Ascorbyl Glucoside help counter dullness in the under-eye area.
– Glucosamine Ferment promote cell renewal at the uppermost layers of the skin to gently diminish the appearance of surface dullness. 
Perfectly hydrate
– Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds moisture to thirsty skin.
– Cucumber Extract, Sunflower Extract and Barley Extract is a complex of super-moisturizing fatty acid based-ingredients to help keep your skin hydrated.
Overall lots of goodness in a bottle. Texture wise its a lightweight and oil free gel cream but it has a bit of shimmer in it so if you are not a fan of shimmer then I would consider using it in the day time instead. 
Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara S$30
Next up is Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara (in Jumbo Jet) that creates bold, volumized and luscious lashes with just a few strokes of this over-size brush. This mascara is ophthalmologist tested and is safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers. Allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.
The mascara is not oily proof though so if you have oily lids like me, you might look a little like panda on the under eye after a full long day.
 Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen S$34

This error-proof pen creates clean line in one simple steady sweep. This liner able you to create precise lines with its continuous deep colour. It promise 12-hours smudge resistant and transfer proof wear. Allergy tested and 100% fragrance free. 
When I draw it on my hand and test it out, it really is smudge resistant and water proof, but I’m not sure why it’s not after applying it on my eye. I suspect that it may be due to the makeup base. When drawn on hand, it’s a clean surface with no oil or whatsoever, when it comes to face, we usually will have base and powder set on the skin hence maybe that’s why it didn’t seem smudge proof as it still smudge on the outer corner where the eyeliner sit.

The Clinique Smart custom-repair eye treatment is now available in store, as for the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara and Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, they will be available from 17 August 2015 onwards!

On the side note, I will be receiving the 3 Steps Skincare treatment for their Clinique #FaceForward which by now some of you may know so stay tune for the review that I’m looking forward to share!

Hugs, 
Cassandra

Laneige Meets Fashion – LANEIGE X PLAYNOMORE

Hey lovely,
recently I’ve been invited to the Laneige Meets Fashion – LANEIGE X PLAYNOMORE event where I got to know more about this collection which will be available in Singapore during September 2015!
LANEIGE’s partnership with PLAYNOMORE, a brand designed by Chae-yeon Kim whose signature SHYGIRL square tote bag has garnered a large following of K-pop celebrities and models in South Korea since its recent launch in 2014. Incidentally, the brand philosophy of PLAYNOMORE reflects the 2015 brand slogan of LANEIGE, “Unleash the sparkling beauty in you”, highlighting the stunning compatibility between the leader of K-Beauty and the mega-trendy fashion label. This marks the beauty brand’s second collaboration of LANEIGE Meets Fashion. 
This Project features “SHYGIRL” of PLAYNOMORE wearing LANEIGE cosmetics. Named “My Darling, SHYGIRL”, SHYGIRL with her curious but shy eyes transforms into an even lovelier and more attractive character that displays the cheerful sensibility of both brands.
This collection consists of four specially designed LANEIGE products.
At the event located at Brew Maison we got to have fun at the photo booth and customising your own bag charms which is then attached to the “bag” that came with the products!
Chloe from Korea works for Laneign travels to different part of Asia to promote this collection.
Now let’s get into the super pretty products of this Laneige Meets Fashion – LANEIGE X PLAYNOMORE collection!
BB Cushion Pore Control – S$59
 BB Cushion Whitening – S$59
This best-seller from LANEIGE needs no introduction, by protecting the skin from harmful UV rays with SPF50+ PA+++ to refreshing and soothe fatigued skin with its Ion Mineral water content.
For lasting freshness, BB Cushion Pore Control contains Pore Purifying ComplexTM to control excessive sebum and provide pore coverage along with benefits such as SPF50+PA+++ UV protection, sweat- and sebum-resistant, soothing properties, as well as a semi-matte finish. This collection of BB Cushion comes in shade #13 True Beige and#21 Natural Beige.
 Intense Lip Gel – $36
The Intense Lip Gel combines lip glosses and lip balms hence is rich in colours, great moisturising benefits, long-lasting, and high gloss minus the stickiness. With the double-layer gel-forming technology called Oil Floating Tech, it effectively separates the colour (Hydro Chroma colour + Water Polymer) and the gloss (oil) for incredibly glossy lips with long-lasting vivid colour payoff. The Intense Lip Gel also boasts Oil-Water Double Moisturizing, keeping the lips moisturised as if you had just applied a super-hydrating lip balm! Good news is, following the launch of LANEIGE X PLAYNOMORE collection, the Intense Lip Gel will be continued as a regular item and is available in 10 shades!
 Intense Lip Gel No.4 Custard Coral
 Intense Lip Gel No.9 Loyal Red
Laneige Meets Fashion – LANEIGE X PLAYNOMORE will be available from September 2015 onwards at all LANEIGE boutiques 
  • ION Orchard – 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-66A S(238801) 
  • Plaza Singapura – 68 Orchard Rd, #03-77 S(238829) 
  • Suntec City – 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-312 S(038983) 
  • JCube – 2 Jurong East Central 1, #01-04 S(609731) 
  • Jurong Point – 1 Jurong West Central 2, #01-59/79/80 S(648886) 
  • Parkway Parade – 80 Marine Parade Road, #01-20 & 21 S(449269)
Hugs, 
Cassandra

L’Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Range

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I am happy to be working with L’Oreal Professionnel once again to share with you the Serioxyl Confidence Challenge. As you know hair loss is a common issue face by many ladies and even men too! Mostly start with thinning hair and then hair loss which then may leads to the lost of confidence.
Losing hair is REAL! It’s a real problem that many face, I personally found the the longer your hair is, the more hair it may loss. This is why L’Oreal Professionnel’s initiatives to Empower women and build up Confidence of ladies who are suffering from hair loss and thinning hair, letting them know that they are not alone and they need not suffer in silence anymore.
L’Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl is the best-selling and award-winning haircare range that helps to give you fuller, thicker & denser looking hair. 
 Before I start to use these product, I decide to measure the thickness of my hair to see if there is any different. The beginning of this challenge, the thickness of my hair is 7.8cm. Now its time to get into the 5 Step of the Serioxyl Haircare Range.
Step 1 | Clarifying Shampoo |
A silicone-free formula that gently washes off excess sebum while providing a long-lasting refreshing and soothing action. I love that this range of products has a minty smell to it which makes it feels pretty refreshing.
Step 2 | Bodifying Conditioner | 
Instantly re-densifies hair without weighing it down; leaves a wonderful feeling of lightness. The texture is a gel form unlike the usual cream conditioner texture.
Step 3 | Densifying Mousse | 
Root-to-ends hair care with a bodifying styling effects. Since it leave a feeling of after styling effect, I would recommend to use after the last two haircare product as this is useful for styling if you are going for that volume look.
Step 4 | Serioxyl Thicker Hair Serum |
This intelligent serum instantly re-densifies hair and leaves it feeling fuller and thicker. Thicker because this hair serum works to increase the diameter of each hair strand by apply a few pumps to the lengths and ends of damp hair. Let dry or blow dry.
Step 5 | Serioxyl Denser Hair Serum |
Applying Denser Hair Serum directly to the scalp each evening for three months will help to increase hair per CM². This serum is very light, cooling, refreshing and its a no-rinse formula. I enjoy applying this every night.
As you can see after more than 2 weeks of using the L’Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Range my hair thickness has increase by 8cm from 7.8cm to 8.6cm (when alight).
I do found that the amount if hair loss when washing my hair seem to have reduce too! I very happy with how it turns out!
The exciting part now would be Giveaway time! With the courtesy of L’Oreal Professionnel, 3 of my readers/followers will get to win a Fuller Hair Kit worth $78 each! 
Head over to my Instagram now to join! Once again I would like to thanks L’Oreal Professionnel Singapore for this opportunity and thicker, healthier hair!
My Next Steps Towards A Healthy Scalp & Hair ~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover

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This new and improve Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is filled with 40% Moisturising Essence, it glides easily on skin to remove even waterproof makeup with less tugging, once rinse off it leave no sticky/oily after-feel! 
All you have to do is apply 2 – 3 pumps on hand, spread evenly on to skin and massage gently to dissolve makeup. For best result it’s recommended to use it on dry face and hands. Since you can rinse it off with water, there is no need to facial cotton pad or tissue!  
I found that with it’s jelly texture it is easier to massage and dissolve the makeup as you are no longer tugging your skin. This product is also suitable for all skin types.
Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover cost $24.90/230ml and is available at most Drugstore or Supermarket outlet!

Experience a whole new world with the new Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover! ~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

D’skin Oxygenating Facial Treatment

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Hey lovey,
I am happy to share with you my very first facial experience and its with D’skin. Some of you might know this brand through Bellabox as I received one of D’skin skincare product from the March Bellabox. I was invited by the lovely Christine to try out the facial for the very first time! I hesitated at first as I had some concerned because my face was at one of it’s worse phase. Long story short, my entire face was clogged and bumpy. After learning a little more from Christine, I can truly tell that she was sincerely trying to give me some help rather than trying hard to sell it to me, I said yes and here I am writing up on a pretty great experience. 
Firstly one of the main thing that I knew I wanted to do badly was extraction! I was like yessssss please get rid of all those clogged pore! I was in desperate need of extraction because my face especially my cheek to my chin had been like that for many months. It got to the extend that I almost give up on the idea of having smooth skin ever again. Now that my face is smooth I shall share with you the process of it!
I went to the Toa Payoh branch, they have a few branches which you can find HERE and they have many different types of facial to choose from in order to cater to different needs.
The facial treatment I had is Oxygenating Facial Treatment.
Step 1
The first thing that the skin therapist did was checking the condition of my face using their machine. After scanning, my face turns out to be Dehydrated! I have dry skin! OMG! Something that I could not comprehend initially because my face have always been so so oily hence I got shock by the result. I was also told that water and oil is two different thing as in my face is lack of hydration even though it’s oily. The reason why its oily is because of my sebum. 
After my skin analysis, she let me know what are they going to do. 
Step 2
Cleansing is always the most important step of every skincare regime hence they help to remove my makeup with their Enriched Pure Cleansing Oil as well as cleansing my face thoroughly before moving to the next step. The skin therapist instructed me to always double cleanse whether I have makeup or sunscreen.
Their cleansing oil has 3 layers when you take a close look. It’s also
  • 0% chemical fragrance
  • 0% artificial colouring
  • 0% lanolin
  • 0% mineral oil 
  • 0% SD alcohol

Step 3
A steamer was used to open up my pore to prepare for the next step which is Extraction.
Before Extraction, the staff did a peel to remove those whiteheads that’s already on the surface.
During Extraction, it will hurt depending on how difficult it is to get out the black/white heads. Pimple are removed as well. Since I often do my own “extraction” at home. I have a higher tolerant towards the pain. Your face is going to be very red right after but that’s alright as treatments are done right away to calm those redness down.
Step 4
Once the Extraction is done, the first thing that they did for me was using an electronic device to kill all the bacteria on your face. As you may know all those black/white heads as well as pimple that are squeeze out probably has lots of bacteria hence this step is crucial. Note that you will feel mild electric shock on your face
Step 5
A mist device was then being used to help calmed down the redness on the skin. A pretty relaxing process.  
Step 6
Finally they finish off with an CO2 Gel Masque which customer can actually buy it to use it at home.
The CO2 Gel Masque is an effective mask treatment for refining skin texture, face slimming and brightening. CO2 promotes an increase of O2, results in active metabolism and cell renewal hence skin pigmentation, ageing and scars will be reduced. This mask will keep the balance between oil and moisture, slowing ageing and revitalise your skin to the healthy radiant condition. 
As you can see my face looks less red after the treatment. Which is good because you don’t really want to step out of the place looking like a strawberry though I would definitely not recommend to go to places after facial that involve Extraction.

After the treatment, they recommended me to use these two product. The Multi-Calming Booster for the next few days as well as Soothing Essential Solution that’s very good for the sensitive skin. Click in the name to find out more.

This is how my face looks after 4 days. (note that I haven apply any moisturiser in these shoots) The redness has reduce a lot and the scar are recovering. There are some dry patches as the recovering area has some peeling. Overall the feeling of able to feel the skin smooth without bum was the best feeling I’ve felt on my face in a long time! 
I’m so thankful to Christine for encouraging me to give it a try as well as Kristine my skin therapist for doing a good job in removing all those clogged pores as I can imagine how gross it is. 
Note: There were eyebrows trimming and shoulder massage included in all their facial package which I enjoyed too.
In conclusion one of the biggest different in extracting the clogged pores at home and at a facial is firstly it’s done by professional who knows how not to scar your face while extracting , next is you do not have special device to kill those bacteria and calm your face down with treatment at home. This is why overall, I know I will be back again once I start feeling like my face is clogged or if I just want to enjoy other facial treatment. 
If you haven tried facial and want to try it for the very first time, I will recommend D’skin as I enjoy mine!
You can learn more about D’skin or shop for their skincare line HERE as well as where or what Facial they have. D’skin also consist of other treatments such as Eyes, Neck, Body Wellness or Body Therapy
D’skin Facebook & Instagram. Do check them out!
Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin ~ Zoe Saldana
Hugs, 
Cassandra

Etude Zero Sebum & Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum

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Having oily skin is a pretty common problem to my fellow Singaporeans as we are constantly being blast with scorching heat by Mr Sunshine so what can we do?
Well, Etude House recently launch a new range of skincare products call Zero Sebum which is dedicated to the oily skin type. This range mainly tackle the sebum on our skin so these are the products.
Zero Sebum Drying Powder
What it does: A mineral powder that provide clear skin without dryness or flakiness
How to use: You can use it as a makeup loose powder by lightly dabbing onto sebum concentrated areas
I personally use it as a loose powder after BB cushion, if you found that it’s too light for your skin tone, you might want to lightly dab on concentrated areas after applying your usual compact powder.
Zero Sebum White Sebum Clear 
What it does: Help to melt white sebum on nose and chin
How to use: Apply on nose and chin, leave it for 3 minutes and remove with a tissue
It in a cream to gel like texture, easy to use and clean as only require 3 minutes and wipe off with tissue. It’s gentle hence can use a few times a week
Zero Sebum Day Matte Gel
What it does: With natural grain powder, it removes first signs of sebum oil with its gentle silicon-free formula, delivering powdery and oil-free skin all day
How to use: It’s a moisturise for your face so you can use it day and night
I found this pretty good to be used in the day as it keeps your face from getting too oily and shiny.
The light texture blends into skin easily and your skin will feels smooth and look matte.
Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum
What it does: Purifying your skin off any dead skin cells in order to optimise your skin’s ability to absorb the serum. The intense moisture will give your skin a healthy glow, hence brightening a dull and darken skin.
How to use: Moisturiser to be use day and night before usual skincare routin
Since I use the Day Matte Gel in the morning, I prefer to use this at night for brightening and moisture as it can be a little heavy on my skin in the day. The texture is a liquidity gel that smell great too.
The Zero Sebum Line & Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum are currently available at all ETUDE HOUSE outlets so you can head to the store and try it out yourself.
Smooth skin all day long ~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

Etude House Dreaming Swan

On 21st May I was invited by the lovely TouchPR team to attend Etude House latest outlet opening located at Vivo City #B1-03. It was like stepping into a princess land from Nail Parlour, Makeup Corner to Sweet Catcher Machine and Interactive Social Media Wall. Together with the media opening was the launch of the limited edition Dreaming Swan Collection, a beautifully curated set of make-up and accessories specially designed by International fashion illustrator, Kerrie Hess. This collection is by far one of the prettiest design of Etude House makeup, so beautiful that I couldn’t help but went back to get another blush and the pink brush that came with the collection.
The colour of the blush are all so lovely and one particular colour got ladies going “okay, that’s interesting” was the lavender shades. I was told that the lavender shade happens to be the most popular one in Korea and when I swipe the colour, I realise it looks more cool tone pink rather than purple which I can see why Korean ladies love it. I personally found the colour more suitable towards fair skin tone as it’s really light. Hence, it will look a more natural on fair skin.
The great thing about the Dreaming Swan lipstick was getting the exact colour swatch from the lipstick that you see so the pigmentation is definitely on point.
The Sweet Catcher Crawl Machine is super cute! They have gift such as candy to voucher or Etude House product to win from!
The Nail Parlour consist of both manicure and pedicure so you can get yourself doll up from head to toe.
Korean makeup artist
Special Guest Actress & Model Carrie Wong
Thanks Amanda for this Liquid Lips!

I am totally in love with this collection and Fashion IllustratorKerrie Hess did an amazing job with the design. I am definitely sold! 

Do remember that this collection is Limited Edition so do get your hands on it as soon as possible before it’s sold out. This collection will be available at Vivo City so do take this opportunity to head down and take a look around the place.
Lastly I would like to give love and hugs to the TouchPR Team for such a wonderful evening. 


It’s not easy being a Princess, but hey if the crown fits! ~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

Glam-It! GlamPact

Recently I attended the Glam-it! event where I got to customise my own makeup palette from colour to placement. Glam-it! is a compact beauty kit that have been endorsed by beauty and fashion influencers and celebrity clientele. Founder of Glam-it! is a former actress turned successful serial entrepreneur who is passionate about luxury, beauty and fashion, Ms Jennifer Cheng who understand the needs of women have definitely felt the pressure to “look perfect” 24/7 and often experience it in a business world hence created GlamPact as she fully embrace the philosophy of “Me for Me’ knowing that each girl is her own best asset and advocate. By putting herself first, she had become more stronger and empowered hence feeling more beautiful of oneself. 
Her mission is to help girls to save time and and manage their purse space efficiently. At the event I got to meet up some ladies and get our hands on the shades. After hearing so much from Jennifer about Glam-it!, we can feel how passionate she is about this product. 
She have also won awards such as SuperAchiever Woman Award by CMO Asia & Most Promising Entrepreneur Award by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards APEA
What’s special about GlamPact is you get to customise your GlamPact and with a total of 11 modules. 3 of which are large ones such as your press powder/blush/bronzer/highlighter. The rest of the 8 small modules are lip/eye shadow/concealer. Even the brush kits are all packed in. Did I mention they even has a LED lighted mirror without the use of batteries?
The GlamPact is re-design to make it fit better. Jennifer actually place her GlamPact in her clutch to show us how portable it is.
Most importantly all GlamPact contains clinical and botanical skincare ingredients to make your skin look good from inside out with long term benefits. We can’t say no to that! 
Since now a days many of us ladies start to take note of the ingredients that is used in makeup, Glam-it! guarantees that all products in the GlamPact are made with vegan ingredients with no animal testing and completely paraben, sulfate, and gluten free.
Fun fact: Behind each makeup shade there is either a deeper meaning, inside joke or some kind of inspiration. 
Example 
I Want Candy – After winning an award for entrepreneurship, Jennifer was asked if she would like anything else when leaving the stage and she responded “I Want Candy”. Therefore this ultra-feminine pink lip colour is the epitome of the sweetness if success.
Rich Girl – This was inspired by Jenn’s friends who mentioned that her upscale carefree life as a girl who seemingly had everything was more complicated than it appeared on the shiny surface.
Jennifer Cheng, an actress, a model, Founder & CEO of Glam-it! 
She was a Piano Prodigy as well!
                          June and I                                       Their hand cream and organic balm is awesome
swatches of the colours available for us to choose
Group Shot
The lighting there was really bad as it was dark but the place is pretty nice
All colours comes in individual pack
Small Module SGD $8
Large Module SGD $18

 You can press the module in and pop it out by
 pushing it from the bottom of the pact.

Each GlamPact holds up to 11 modules, 3 large and 8 small ones
(one of my pack went missing after placing the colour in the pact)
 The module takes a little bit of effort to place it in but definitely very secure once press in.
 Since the LED lights up like your own personal counter, the battery is chargeable.
USB cable come with it.
GlamPact Retail Price: SGD $110 
Include 3 large and 8 small modules (you can choose your own colour)
Brush Kit
USB Cable 
Velvet Pouch
You can get your very own GlamPact at She Shops
You can follow Glam-it! on their Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr
GlamPact is your secret weapon, your best beauty buddy, for you to feel prepared to take on any challenges in life. ~ Jennifer Cheng
Hugs, 
Cassandra

April BellaBox | Dare To Be Flawless |

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Hey Lovely,
This month Bellabox is also the very last box I would be reviewing as Bellabox has recently announce with effect of 30 April, they will be stopping the box subscription service. I was quite upset about it as Bellabox has play a pretty good part when I started my blogging journey. They have been so wonderful and I even got to meet many new friends at the Bellabox 2.0 event last year. Nevertheless I’m truly grateful for the opportunity I got to work with bellabox over the period.
This month Bellabox is about being Flawless by channelling our inner Beyoncé. As we all know being flawless is not easy because it will come down to the basic of one health and what we use. So let’s head right into the box on how to achieve flawless.
 The Face Shop Cushion Screen Cell SPF50+ PA+++ 
First up we have cushion base which are usually my go to makeup base because they are light in texture compare to most liquid foundation and on days you just want to have a quick fix me up to balance out the skin tone as well as a bit of coverage then I would say base like this comes in very handy.
This is the world’s first cushion screen cell foundation where it is pack with 5 benefits in 1 compact, a lightweight  foundation that conceals, brightens, protects, minimises wrinkles and hydrates.
 VDL Lumilayer Primer
This primer will enhance the staying of your base makeup with brightening and radiance effect, at the same time, its violet-pigmented foundation will produces a gorgeous 3-dimensional skin.
VDL Skin P+R=O Almighty Ampoule Essence
Anti-Oxidant ampoule essence is pack with highly concentrated Centella Asiatica for extraoridnart anti-ageing benefits. It works to stimulate collagen synthesis to improve skin conditions.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Beauty Balm
Equipped with patented Cell Perfector, this hair beautifying cream protects normal to dry hair by using it’s technology to enrich hair health and enhance the shine and relieves for hair at it’s prime.
Kerasal Nail 
A clear non-sterile topical solution to help restore the appearance of discoloured,brittle and unpleasant-looking nails. With it’s silicone drop tips, it conveniently release the solution on to targeted area.
Dr.G Aquasis Water Soothing Gel Cream
 the moisture gel will calm and soothe skin and is clinically tested to lock in moisture for as long as 48 hours. Formulated with unique Aqua Soothing Water and Aqua Soothing Solution System technology, its lightweight texture will leave a cooling effect to re-adjust skin temperature to a healthy and normal level.
I would love to take this opportunity to thanks Bellabox once again for more than a year of love and partnership. Through Bellabox I got to know more products and brands, I wish Bellabox all the best and looking forward to its future. In the mean time, do stay tune to Bellabox Instagram for Bellabox Closing Down Sale. 
| Don’t forget: Be beautiful, surprise yourself | Bellaboxasia ~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

My Travel Essentials

Hey lovely, 
I am heading off to Batam this weekend so I decided to just show you what’s my must have for this short trip. Firstly if you are planning on a short trip to a hot country these are what I recommend to bring along.
Small Bag
You want to travel light when walking around exploring so having a small bag helps to lighten up the weight especially if you are like me who tends to put a lot of stuff in a big bag and ends up not using. Small bags helps by forcing you to reduce the amount of items you can carry hence only bringing the important stuff.

Comfortable Shoe
Long walk can causes footsore hence you want to avoid heels and opt for a comfortable pair of shoe especially if those flooring are uneven. This white pair I have is a slip on and definitely comfortable to walk in.
Shades/Sunglass
Since I’m hitting a location that’s scream hot sun, shades is a must as you do not want to be screeching your eyes the whole time. This little guy is going to protect those beautiful eyes of yours.

[ H&M Shades & Case ]

Mirror
Not exactly essential for the trip but it is to me. I often get pieces of food stuck in between those gap in my teeth so I am super embarrassed to only realise later that I have been talking to people with a piece of food stuck. I wished they would have told me but most of us didn’t have the courage to tell the person. I got this super cute two-sided mirror recently and can skip embarrassing myself after indulging my food.
[ Forever 21

Since it’s a short trip, you don’t want to bring a lot of products with you so this is when travel-size products or sample would step in! I love all my sample size products as it literally reduce the amount/size of items you have to bring such as facial wash and moisturiser. Here are my current favourite beauty products.

1. Shu Uemura Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil
This product allow me to enjoy putting on makeup because this cleansing oil is all you need as an amazing makeup remover as well as facial cleanser. I have been using this as a daily facial cleanser and still enjoying it. Now I don’t need to bring a separately makeup remover as this remove everything! 

2. Lotus Youth Preserve Face cream with Super 7 Complex
An everyday moisturiser both morning and night. Smell amazing and not thick as well.

3. Innisfree Green Persimmon Pore Essence
I got this recently at Innisfree store for buying things and little did I know I would enjoy this as it leave my face matte and smooth. I believe I would be heading back to get the full-size, glad to got to try it.

4. Laneign [Pore Control] BB Cushion SPF50+ PA+++
Having a sun protection makeup base allows you to skip bringing a facial sunscreen. This one is able to protect your face from the sun, serve as a makeup base as well as pore control. That’s a winner!

5. The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-lasting Sun Cream
If you want to skip putting on makeup yet want sun protection as well as a bit of base to balance out your skin tone then opt for this 2-in-1 Sun Cream where you can use it on your body as well! It’s beige in tone so this can help to balance out your skin tone acting as a base.

6. Fresh The Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry
Want a SPF lip balm with colour, this is the one to go! If you prefer a little more neutral tone then opt for this lip treatment in Petal which I am totally in love with the colour! Planning on getting that next. The Sugar Lip Treatment comes in many different shade so you can check it out.

7. Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet
This is for the indoor when you don’t need any sun protection. Have been using it for a long while and still enjoying it.

These are just some of the items that I am bringing along with me. If you have more tips or item to recommend please feel free to comment down below to let me know! Hope you enjoy reading this! 

Stay Chic!~
Hugs, 
Cassandra