Nexcare™ x LINE

If you’ve ever had to deal with acne-prone skin at some point in your life, you might probably have heard of acne patch. Today, I’m gonna share with you the ones from Nexcare™ Acne Patch. What this acne patch does is it absorbs the oily secretion and pus to help clear acne with ingredients like hydrocolloid.

To tell that it’s working, the cover will turn white after absorbing all the oil from the pimple as seen below.

I tend to unconsciously touch and squeeze my pimples and if you’re like me, then an acne patch would be handy because you are reducing hand contact. What’s even more interesting is that Nexcare™ Acne Patch is waterproof yet breathable and can be used under makeup as well.

I had some acne struggle back in my secondary school days especially on my forehead cause I was rocking bangs back then, if only these acne patch was made known to me back then.

Nexcare™ Acne Patch  comes in 3 different types, Men, Ladies and thinner.As you can see the most interesting part of this product is the newly refreshed packaging that screams cuteness!

I enjoy using the thinner one as it’s the least visible one of all. If you have a bigger breakout then I would suggest using the ladies or men type which come in larger sizes – perfect for overnight use. You can pack them in your bag too since it’s very compact, making it easy to bring around so you are always well prepared.

Now here’s something fun for all LINE fans to take part in! Nexcare™ Acne Patch has collaborated with LINE to bring you a weekly LINE Fun questionnaire with 3M Hampers worth $50 up for grabs! Simply download the app and turn on push notifications to be notified the moment a new questionnaire is available each week. 40 lucky winners with the right answers will be chosen.

What’s more, the first 500 people who sign up on the LINE app each week will get a free Nexcare™  Acne Patch sample!

Get your hands on this newly refreshed packaging at Guardian or Watsons with 5% additional discount just by using the LINE App (Valid between 20th April – 17th May).

You can also get it on LAZADA page to enjoy the 5% additional discount with promo code “NEXCARELINE” (Valid between 20th April – 31 May).

ORBIS | Sakura Inspired Look

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ORBIS had recently launch their Limited Edition Sakura-themed beauty products to celebrate the Spring Season.

As we all know, Japanese love their Sakura and Japanese ladies tend to wear minimal makeup as they like to look more natural hence this is what I’m going for in this look.

Here’s a quick and easy step by step guide. The base makeup has already been done so I will jump right into using the products shown above.

That’s the look, simple, clean and a hint of sweetness.

Product details are list down below.

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Rooibos Blend Tea Sakura (Limited Edition)

S$22 | 15 Packets per box

The aroma of the tea smell like very sweet flower. Any tea lover who love flower tea will definitely enjoy this.

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Twin Gradation Eye Color Cherry Blossom (Limited Edition)

S$18 | 1.5g

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Balloon Puff Cheek Pink Bloom (Limited Edition)

S$28 | 3.5g

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Essence Gloss Rouge Mandarin Red

S$20 | 7g

All of these products are now available in stores at All ORBIS counters except Robinsons The Heeren.

You can also find out more about them at [ https://orbis.com.sg/ ] or their Facebook page.

Hugs, Cassandra

 

 

 

Look Book | Bring Me To New York

Styling graphic is something new for me since I don’t really wear them unlike my girl Christy who rocks graphic tee like second skin.

In this second installment of our collaboration, we are styling Graphic Tee. You can check out HERE for the first one.

Since I’m not someone who wears graphic tee all the time, I decided to pick something simple such as wordings. This way I would actually still wear it even after the shoot. #beingrealistic

Because my shirt is simple, hence I opt to play with coat and accessories. I toughen up the look by rocking my circle choker and decked in a fur vest. Keeping to the circle accessories theme, I wore a pair of black circle studs earrings.

Because the top half is so edgy, I wanted to keep the overall look a little chic so I complete it with a pair of sheer socks in kitten heels. You will definitely see me in sheer sock again!

Now that you have seen my look, it’s time to hope over to my girl Christy’s Look Book because hers scream a totally different vibe and you are gonna like it!

Outfit Details

Graphic Tee from Cotton On | Fur Vest from New Look | Kitten Heels & Earrings from H&M | Choker from Forever 21 | Bag from Charles and Keith | Sheer Socks from Rubi

Photographed By

Christy

Reflections Organics | Eco-friendly makeup line

Reflections Organics, founded by Nerissa is a local homegrown brand that’s organic, eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup line. The colour pigmentation is on point and certainly impressed me upon trying it out myself. Reflections Organics consist a diverse range of highly pigmented and long lasting makeup from Anti-aging BB cream, mineral powder, highlighters, blush and the list goes on and on.

Each product is formulated with up to 90% USDA certified organic ingredients, while providing the wholesome natural nourishment for skin.

Since our skin also absorbs any chemicals in the cosmetics, Reflections Organics aims to protects your health as well as fragile ecosystems of the Earth with detailed attention for environmentally-friendly packaging such using soy-based ink for labels or translucent boxes to reduce printing wastage and recyclable pouches for packaging.

Their products are of quality so you get what you pay for. I use to think that organic products are not as pigmented until I’ve tried out Reflections Organics makeup that really change my persective. The two products that I’ve been using are the Sheer Mineral Bronzer and Mineral Eye Shadow. Since they are both really highly pigmented, I really only need a small amount of products in each use. The texture is very smooth and glides on the skin easily. The first shade on the top is the bronzer and the shade in the bottom is the eye shadow.

Reflections Organics believe in giving back to the less-privileged families hence Reflections is a supporter to the children of needy families in Christian Life Church in Cebu, Bantayan since the brand’s inception through donating a portion of profits made into providing for their education and livelihood. In fact, Nerissa personally has 2 kids whom she has been sponsoring for 2 years now. It’s always a beautiful thing when brands remembers to give back.

To learn more about the brands, you can check out their site at https://www.reflectionsorganics.com/.

You can also check out their Facebook or Instagram.

Last but not least, Reflections Organics is kindly giving my readers an exclusive 10% off when you key in ROCassandra17. (Code is valid from now till March 2017)

Hope you do check out their products and love it as much as I do!

Hugs,

Cassandra

My First Chemical Peeling Experience | Charismata Aesthetics

Here’s what I have to say

Firstly, it my first ever Chemical Peeling treatment which is done at Charismata Aesthetics. I was kind of worried at first since I’m in the mid of having a breakout as well as areas that are recovering hence, the idea of “Chemical Peel” sounds a little daunting to me. I even double confirm to ensure that with my skin condition, it isn’t gonna have a bad effect.

For Chemical Peeling based on my Beauty Therapist Kerlyn, she shared that the basic amount of acid use is around 35%. Since it’s my first try, she went with that amount. The acid at most should NEVER exceed 60% caused that would eventually burn the skin. (interesting to know)

Secondly, many would have asked does it hurt? For me, no. At 35%, you can feel a little bit of tingly effect but certainly not burning for me. I particularly enjoy the process because halfway through, I fall asleep. What woke me up was the COLD acne control relief mask that has Aloe Vera and a strong hint of Mint which is super cooling~ Instant refreshing!

Even though chemical peeling sound strong, it’s surprising quite mild on my skin, so mild that I would prefer a little stronger because the usual kind of facial that I’ve been before would go through the process of squeezing out the clogged pores. Which is why it hurts but I do prefer most my pore getting unclogging hence I didn’t mind enduring the pain.

As for chemical peeling, it perfect for people who doesn’t want to deal with any pain; have sensitive skin or even severe acne skin. Because Kerlyn shared that she used to have severe acne skin on her forehead area where she would go to doctors, go on pills and spend tons of money but what in the end really works for her was chemically peeling. Now if you look at her, you would not believe she used to have problematic skin.

. In my opinion, is best to go Chemical Peel Treatment a few times for long term result. Obviously, you can see the different after the first try where your skin is brighter, smoother and clearer, but if you want long term result then pampering yourself with Chemical Peeling would means better skin over time.

With all these said, if yourself or your friends are interested in trying out Chemical Peeling Treatment, 1 session is S$248 but Charismata Aesthetics is giving my readers 10% off if you quote my name! I hope this post gives you a little clarification and if you need to know more, just hit me up in the comment section below!

Thank you Charismata Aesthetics, for having me and the very sweet Eileen who was there the whole time to capture all these shots <3

Hugs, Cassandra

Look Book | Dash To The Season

Hey lovely,

This is a special lookbook because it’s an exciting collab that my dear friend Christy and I have planned together. Since both of us are different in terms of style and body shape, we wanted to share with you how we style a flannel pieces that most of us would own in our closet because they are pretty easy to mix and match with.

As you know Christmas is around the corner, hence explain the reason of this festive looking outfit. What stands out in this outfit was the fancy heels that I’ve got here. This lovely pair is from Essex Glam.

Once you have done viewing these visual, do hope over to check out Christy take on how she style her Flannel shirt HERE. She certainly has amazing visuals and we have more ideas coming up so do keep a lookout for it!Outfit Details

Flannel from H&M | Burn-Orange short from Flea | Knot Clutch from The Dancing Jewels | Tamsin Black Suede High Lace Up Heels from Essex Glam

Look Book | Fur & Fall

Fall has always been my favourite season. Unfortunately, in Singapore, you can’t feel it. However, that’s not stopping me from styling in Fall looks. In this look, I play with the fur coat that has been lounging in my wardrobe for the longest time. This is still pretty wearable in Singapore IF you are staying in air-conditional place.
The turtle neck top is actually pretty thin in terms of material so pairing it with short still keeps you relatively cool. The fur coat is obviously the one that’s gonna keep you warm in cold temperate. Plus, it’s a vest fur coat so its still not too hot compare to those with sleeves. If you have to head out of the mall, just take off the coat, no hassle there.
Outfit Details
Turtle Neck | Bag [ Taiwan ]
Shorts [ Bugis Streets]
Strap-on Heels [ Kurt Geiger ]
Silver Shades [ Forever 21 ]
Photographer
 watermark
Hugs,
Cassandra

Kohepets for your pets

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Pet food, people who have pet like me knows that we are often out looking for good deals for our lovely pet. In my case, I often travel a bit further just to get my Sofie’s food and treats at a more affordable price. The only problem with that is I’ve to carry it all the way back home and to be honest, it’s really TIRING. Then again there are options like free shipping from other sites, which another problem arises, I’ve to buy at least S$100 worth of products. 

So image how delighted I am to learn that Kohepets does Free Shipping over S$60 and delivered within 2 days, talk about efficiency. That’s also a price point that I can hit as I don’t buy a lot of things. Now, I can wait in the comfort of my own house and with a few click, I can get my items delivered to my doorstep in a few days. They do regular promotion on food, treats & etc so you can get pretty good deals out of it.
Most physical stores give free sample when you ask. Although Kohepets is online base, they do have a section of free sample that you can pick from with any purchase. They carry more than 5000 range of products including premium brands such as Wellness, K9 Natural, Merrick, Honest Kitchen & etc. If you are into new products, they are also one of the first stores to carry them.

As for their Facebook and Instagram page, they have occasional contests so you might want to follow them as well!

One important point I wanted to share with you is the fact that they have a Donation section where instead of giving money, you can buy food (at 38% off) that are donated and delivered directly to Animal Lovers League or Uncle Khoe’s K9 shelters. Isn’t that such a lovely way to help out other animals?!

Those things above are what I’ve picked for my dog, Sofie. (hehe a little cameo of her too)
I have been feeding her Wellness’s completes puppy dry food. She enjoys her JerHigh sticks for treats. Since she is 6 months now, the period where she is still into chewing so I’m glad that she loves the SmartBones Rawhide-free Chicken chew in which she literally devoted it.

I’m definitely gonna continue getting Sofie’s stuff through Kohepets in the future so I don’t have to travel which really save me alot of traveling $$$. Thank you Kohepets on behalf of Sofie for all the yummy food!

Hugs,
Cassandra