Watsons On Trend | Featured Products

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Watsons is a drug store in Singapore that carries beauty, skin/body/hair care as well as medical needs. They even have their own brand of beauty products. In this post, as you will see there is quite a range of products featured here. Let’s jump right into it!
 
Body & Hair
 
Watsons Essence Bath 975ml – This big bottle that will definitely last you quite a while. It contains natural extract as well as coconut oil so it doesn’t dry out your skin. It leans towards a more herbal smell rather than floral though.
Syoss Silicon Free Shampoo 750ml – This is a new brand of shampoo in Watsons that’s suitable for dry, fizzy and fragile hair. If you are conscious about having silicon free products in your shampoo, you can consider trying this out. It actually smells really nice!
 
Nivea Skin Delight Body Lotion 400ml – Nivea is no stranger to most people as it’s a brand that has been around for a really long time. Use this after bath to keep your skin moisturise!
DOVE Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment 100ml – Need some deep nourishing treatment then you can opt for DOVE Pure Care Dry Oil. I used this before drying my hair to act as a protective layer from the heat and it smells good too!
Face
 
Bausch + Lomb Renu Colour Contact Lens Solution 355ml – I’ve always been a user of this brand Multi-purpose Solution so it’s interesting how they have branch out to making solution specifically for colour contacts. So the different between this vs the usual ones was this solution state that it increases wearing comfort, gentle and pH- balanced, strengthens lens wettability as well as contain Poloxamine. I’m just guessing that if you have colour contacts and wants it in tip top condition then maybe go for this instead of the one for the usual contacts lens. I however have no problem with using either.
Gillette Fusion Proshield Flexball – The newest addition to the Gillette Fusion family. This power pack comes with two blades and a protector. The Flexball right in the middle act as a flexible wand to ensure better glide while shaving. My man approve!
ZA True White Cushion Compact 12g – One of the newest products in ZA where there aren’t many reviews on this products so I will share a little about this. SPF 30 PA++ and made in Korea, this cushion compact is good for people who wants to obtain fairer skin. Coverage wise, it’s about 3/5 which more suitable for an everyday natural look.
Essano Treat Your Skin Pack – In this travel size package, you get to try 5 products. It consists of a facial cleanser, moisturiser, night cream, body lotion and rosehip oil. Their products works fine on me. Facial moisturiser and night cream both are creamy base. They all smell like roses but I’m not a fan of the smell of the rosehip oil because it didn’t have sufficient rose smell for me which means the oil smell was heavier. Other than that I think the products are pretty alright and absorb quickly into skin.
DHC Suncut Q10 EX Gel 80g – I personally never try this brand before and I definitely enjoy using this. This sun block of SPF50+ PA++++ is very light-weight and blends on easily on skin without leaving my face looking like a ghost because of its gel texture so I’m satisfied with the product.

SVR Sebiaclear Mat+Pores Cream 40ml –  Another brand that’s new to me and this is a pore mattifier which can be used before makeup and after skin care. It apparently gentle, has an AHA-free peeling effect, refines the skin texture and regulates excess sebum.


Oral

Eu Yan Sang Slender Gold Slimming Essence 14 x 15g – The benefits of this products is that it promises 6% reduction in BMI, 14X stronger than caffeine in blocking sugar and average of 1 to 8 kg weight reduction. Since it comes in sachet forms, it’s convenience to travel around with.

Blackmores Radiance Marine Q10 30 capsules – If you need collagen, CoQ10 and antioxidants, this covers your beauty from within. It all starts from within right!

Listerine Total Care Zero 250ml – I didn’t like using Listerine before because it’s very strong for me and for many. I believe this is why they decided to come out with one that doesn’t sting and taste sweet! Grape flavour is what I’m saying. Now I can use this without worrying about the pain!

There are way too many products and brands that you can check out in Watsons so I hope this post helps you in one way or another. Thanks for reading & enjoy shopping!

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

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

March Bellabox | Fifty Shades Of Pink |

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Hey Lovely,
It’s Mid of March already and of course I am talking about my beautiful Bellabox greeting me at my door step! This month theme was Fifty Shades Of Pink that definitely got us ladies a little hype not just for the pink but a Benefit products that’s was revealed to be inside the box. I have been wanting to try the Benefit’s Roller Lash when it just launched so I am excited to be able to try the products in this month box!
Let head into the box!
Benefit Cosmetic Roller Lash
This Roller Lash was design to fit all types of eyelashes, from thin to thick, short to long and straight or curl. It states to help us ladies achieve super curl power for 12 hours straight so I shall put it to the test!
It contains an instant curve setting formula and an innovative Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grab, separate, lift and curl for powerful lash curling hold and wider looking eyes.
Here’s before (left) and after (right) how my eyelash looks.
The PPP Shop Post-Laser Facial Mask
Need a turbo-charged rehydration and embrace firmer, suppler skin in just 5 minutes, this is the mask to go to. Oil-free, fragrance-free and ideal for sensitive skin. Created with Hyaluronic Acid to support moisture lock-in without blocking pore. Sound like something that I would need.
Asience Inner Rich Shampoo & Conditioner
Powered by Asience innovative Beauty Serum, this duo is for the dry, frizzy hair with a luxurious blend of precious oils and essences to reveal youthful-looking hair. If you have dye your hair or often use heating tool on your hair, this shampoo might be the one for you.
D’Skin Hydra-Protective Calming Cleanser & Anti-Oxidant Hydra-Youth Toner
The cleanser is formulated without Flouride and Synthetic Foaming Agent to thoroughly cleanse away dirt without washing away necessary sebum. 
While the toner not only keeps your skin hydrated and protected, it helps to firm and improve the elasticity of the skin.
Daylong SPF 50+ Sunscreen Duo 
A super lightweight, quick absorbing, non sticky sunscreen that deliver very high protection against UVB/UVA/IR skin damage.
Comes in both for adult and kids(as of 1 year old), with SPF50+ that’s suitable from sensitive to oily skin.
Uriage Suppleance Corps (Uriage Nourishing Cream Body Milk)
Indulge your skin with powerful emolients like Edelwiss extract, Shea Butter and exclusive Uriage Thermal Water to extensively hydrates, soften, sooth and protect skin.
Tealy Spring Green Tea
An exceptional seasonal tea made only once-a-year, enjoy the exquisite pleasure of this bright and luminescent green blend, coupled with it’s revitalizing strong aroma and distinct sweetness.
Darlie All Shiny White Multi-Care Toothpaste
Multi-care formula combined with SWA whitening particles and fluoride, it eliminates plaque, strengthens enamel, delivers gum care, prevents cavities and deep cleans. strengthening you teeth and freshens your breath.

How to be a Bella? Getting yourself a Bellabox of course!
Sign up HERE at just S$19.95 per month!
  • Free delivery by courier service
  • Cancel at any time
  • 5+ surprise products delivered to your door
  • Discover deluxe beauty mini’s every month
You can also shop HERE and gift HERE
Go be Belle~
Hugs, 
Cassandra

Shu Uemura x Clozette

Hey lovely,
I am so excited about sharing this post with you as I have found my favourite Makeup Cleansing Oil which I believe you will love it too! It is none other than Shu Uemura very well-known Cleansing Oil! I think if you know Shu Uemura as a brand you will definitely know that they are very well-known for their amazing cleansing oil! I didn’t know how great it was until I really got to try it first hand and I am in love with it. 
Background 
It was founded and named after legendary Japanese make-up artist and beauty pioneer, Shu Uemura, the brand breaks all boundaries in beauty creation. Inspired by an aesthetic and professional spirit of the artisan, the shu uemura brand was developed on the founder’s holistic philosophy that beautiful make-up starts with beautiful skin.
I personally really love the philosophy behind it as I think that no matter how much makeup you use, a clean canvas is always the best base to start. Hence we should all start from taking good care of our skin because what’s the point of loading up makeup on our face when our skin are breaking out and desperately needs proper skin care. 
One of the main reason why I do not put on makeup during work is because I have extremely oily skin (which blackheads are inevitable) at the same time working in a pretty dusty environment hence putting on makeup is just going to breakout my skin further.
Next, the makeup remover I’m currently using do required a double cleanse in order to remove my makeup. We ladies can be very lazy when it comes to removing makeup after a long day hence why I don’t put on makeup on a daily basis.
Shu Uemura have 6 different cleansing oil to suit all different skin needs, they are also constantly improving the product itself. The exciting part is that we were not just invited by Clozette to learn more about the different cleansing oil, but Shu Uemura is introducing their latest cleansing oil that’s just launch on the market! It is the Shu Uemura Blanc: Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil. I will roughly let you know about all this 7 different Cleansing Oil.
Note: All Cl easing Oil DO NOT REQUIRE double cleanse. They are your makeup remover+facial wash!
Shu Uemura cleansing beauty oil premium A/I – For the Sensitive ,a mid-textured oil with soothing Licorice Root Derivative and moisturizing Amino Acids. leaves skin refined, soft, smooth, and plump.

Shu Uemura anti/oxi skin refining anti-dullness cleansing oil – For Aging Concern, formulated with Moringa Extract, the comfortable cleansing oil removes pollutants to clear dull yellow tones and reveal smooth, refined and youthful skin.
light-textured oil with Vitamin C. empowered with Fruit Acid Mix to remove accumulated melanin for a pristine, clear, visibly transparent skin
Shu Uemura high performance balancing cleansing oil advanced formula – For All Skin Condition, infused with Camellia Oil and Ginger Root Oil, it cleanses gently and maintains skin’s moisture balance. leaves skin comfortable with fresh and sensuous rosemary aroma.

Shu Uemura POREfinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil – For Pore/Oily Concerns, a water-like fresh oil to remove excess sebum and blackhead. with new Cinnamon Bark Extract known for sebum secretion regulating effect, it leaves skin pore-less, shine-less and smooth.

Shu Uemura ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil – For Global Skin Concerns, infused with 8 exquisite oils from botanical origin. a cashmere-like cocooning oil for supreme skin complexion.

The Newest: Shu Uemura Blanc: Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil
The first Clay-In Cleansing Oil to polish away accumulated melano-stains.
  • Purifying – Extracted, filtered & purified from mineral-rich natural lava clay. Known to trap impurities and lighten the complexion
  • Polishing – Gently Exfoliates dead skin cells containing melanin
  • Ultimate Removal System – With improved removability for waterproof mascara, Shu Uemura’s latest removal system thoroughly cleanses makeup and impurities in a single step

What I  about this product:

  • It cleanse like you are massaging your face hence very relaxing way of cleansing
  • It’s very lightweight
  • Does not leave your skin feeling sticky, oily or tight at all after rinse
  • Skin feel smooth after use
  • DO NOT NEED to double cleanse (it is a makeup remover + facial wash)
  • It cleanse off even my mascara
  • It does not string eyes at all (will blur vision if product got in eyes but can be get rid of easily)
  • Strong in removing makeup yet gentle on skin

I really can’t wait to get my hands on the full-size product upon first use of their Shu Uemura Blanc: Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil!
Shu Uemura Blanc: Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil
 A picture for us to describe our skin concern.
Mine was Oil Skin, lots of blackheads as well as big pore.
 The super nice makeup artist Jhun showing us how to properly use the Cleansing Oil. In order to cleanse well we first of course got to learn the right method and who else is better other than Jhun himself who use it daily! He also stated that he do not put on makeup but use the cleansing oil as an every day cleanser.
see how one side of my hands is slightly brighter than the other?
 Had a lot of funny learning and especially being able to catch up with all the beautiful ladies as well so of course we got to do out group shoot!
Anico
Cassandra[S]
yes we both share the same name and surname!
 definitely can’t miss taking selfie

We receive a 50ml size to try to for ourselve and yes base on my long post about you know I love it! 

Note: Use it DRY HANDS & DRY FACE
 After apply sufficient amount of cleansing oil & massaging my entire face to get rid of all the makeup including lips and mascara. 
 Once you apply water, the magic of emulsification starts, oil will turns into milky liquid to remove both makeup and water-soluble impurities.
End result is leaving you with smooth, brighten and clean face. You can head on to moisturising your face as no double cleansing is required!

This is my face after using Shu Uemura Blanc: Chrome Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil as my morning cleanser.

I decided to use it as a daily cleasner as well to see it for myself! Will definitely let you all know about the progress of my face on my Instagram page in 1 week time so do follow me for the updates.


Lastly I want to thank Clozette for the invites as well as Zee from Shu Uemura for educating us on their amazing cleansing oil! 


Goodbye to sad skin & hello beautiful skin~
Hugs, 
Cassandra