I shop online SO SO much more than I shop on ground because of all the promo codes and exclusive online sales. But having said that, I still love shopping both online and offline! Haha. What’s more, I love my surprises!! Hehe.
Lazada gave me a box for their 11.11 and 12.12 sale and WOOHOOO. I got the Philips Box! Honestly, at this point of time, I was more excited to receive electric appliances than any other thing else because my new house is coming in Dec/Jan!
Thank you for your love for your galaxy, Lazada!!
As expected, when I opened it up, it is a box of electric appliances. YAY!! I can save some money for my new place!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the box because SERIOUSLY? THIS BOX IS ONLY $29? NO WAY!!!.
But it’s true you know, all the Brand Surprise Boxes cost only $29 with products worth more than $100! I am not going to tell you what is the other item in the box but I think that it is obvious enough even though I tried to hide it with words. Lol!
My knight with shiny armor. Hahahaha.
One of the products received was the electric kettle! I am currently using electric kettle at home right now so I really do appreciate this! I can save the hassle of boiling the water with a single flick. Haha.
I went to check out the price of this kettle on Lazada, they are retailing it at $38 and it cost even more elsewhere you know! I really don’t know how does Philips and Lazada earn by selling the box for just $29!!
My box is already available for sale on Lazada and fastest fingers first!! I am super tempted to get another box of this also you know!
If you are not keen in electrical products, they have other products from other brands too!
Some participating brands: Acer, L’Oréal, Philips, Skinfood, Etude house, Maybeline, Delsey, Lenovo, Vichy, Giordano, Levis, Triumph, UAG, Mamonde, Durex, Laneige, Marshall, Colgate and more.
There are more than 110 Flash Deals and up to 90% off. Faster head over to Lazada and shop from their universe!
What could possibly battle being in poverty, poor health or relationship issues on the chart of the most troubling issues this century? I would be inclined to think that there is no worthy contender apart from hair & scalp issues!
What could possibly be one of the most troubling issues of this century? I would be inclined to think that there is no worthy contender apart from hair & scalp issues!
Hair loss or thinning might not be lethal to our health but it sure is to one’s self-esteem and level of confidence. No matter how young you are, people will tend to associate hair loss with aging and loss of youth. It is surely an issue not to be neglected! In the past, hair problems are only reserved for males above 50 years old like your uncle or father. However, times have changed, the issue has started to hit BOTH men and women of all ages!
For myself, I work in a stressful environment with people management, and meeting targets which eventually lead to late nights. Diet was also compromised as I have to seek quick fast food options and food tastings, which leads to obesity issues. I also have to put on styling products eg wax & hairspray which is detrimental to the scalp. In summary, I lead a life that has a high risk of hair loss and I am lucky that so far, I have yet to experience severe hair loss.
Nonetheless, it did prompt me to seek help to maintain my hair condition before it worsen.
I decided to head over to Svenson for a scalp scan. Svenson provides hair and scalp solutions using the most advanced technologies. And I was assured that I was in good hands as they have over 60 years of trichological expertise and knowledge.
After a thorough scan, I realized that some areas have already started to experience slight thinning. I need to reverse the problem as soon as I can. Their Trichologist Joni Tay recommended me the Svenson Hair Filler treatment, which is said to guarantee results in 12 weeks. They also offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t see results in 12 weeks!
The Hair Filler itself has undergone 13 years of intensive research and development and it contains a proprietary blend of 7-patented peptides and botanic actives. And what does this mean? You can’t get the peptides elsewhere, and for it to be patented, it means it is proven to work!
In order to allow the active complex to be absorbed into the scalp thoroughly, the therapist performed a relaxing scalp cleansing session at the start of every treatment. This is to allow better penetration of Svenson Hair Filler active complex combined with a Derma Roller.
What is a Derma Roller?
It is the typical roller you see out there, except that it has tiny needles on it.
The derma roller will create micro-openings on the scalp, which will help in both the healing and penetration of ingredients.
I know it may sound a little painful but trust me; I will go through it again and again for a head full of hair!
A cold iron was then applied to the areas to help soothe and calm the skin down. All treatment will end with another relaxing round of massage – the head and the neck this time.
I must say that I was initially very skeptical of the treatment and I gave it a try because of the Money Back Guarantee! I did not see much results in the first few sessions until later. And I wasn’t the only one who notice the difference since I see myself in the mirror everyday.
I went for my monthly haircut at my salon and my hairstylist asked me if I did anything to my hair as he could see my hair strands getting thicker!
Do take a look at the before and after photos for comparison:
It is not too hard to guess which is which right?!
I also went home with their Haffirmation Home Care set and I love the shampoo! The refreshingly clean feel after every shampoo makes me feel instantly invigorated afterwards. I also felt my hair was more volumised overall and not as flat as it was usually even after a whole day of activities.
I was able to tell that I faced lesser hair fall during this period. There was lesser hair clogged in the sink after a shower.
Thank you Svenson for giving me a head full of confidence! I am truly happy with the results!
We are just 9 more months into our wedding and we are taking extra care for our face because we want to look our best on our big day. We have been visiting Dr. Celine Leong from Astique Clinic for the last 2 years and we focused too much on enhancements instead of better skin so we have decided to do the otherwise! We have recently embarked on the Dual Yellow Laser journey!
There are a lot of other Laser Treatments which you can find at Astique Clinic but there are just too many people raving about Dual Yellow Laser so we just have to give it a try!
What is Dual Yellow Laser? “Using a combination of yellow and green lights, the Dual Yellow brightening laser can combat a wide range of skin concerns like dark spots and pigmentation due to aging or sun damage, scars, melasma, stretch marks, acne and bulky lesions (moles, skin tags and other raised lesions). The green light in Dual Yellow targets melanin which causes pigmented lesions like freckles, sun spots and age spots or skin discolouration like melasma.
An immediate change in appearance of dark spots will be noticed and some might appear to darken slightly and gradually fade after a couple of days.
Not only are treatments fast, precise and targeted with reduced skin damage and no down time, the Dual Yellow brightening laser will effectively treat your skin condition while also stimulating collagen generation helping to keep your skin supple and brightened in complexion.”
Why did we go for Dual Yellow Laser instead of other lasers? James has some scars on his face, and some times breakouts. As for me? Sun spots is something I can’t deny since I am ALWAYS out in the sun everyday. I do not personally have scars or stretch marks but I don’t mind having extra collagen stimulation to help keep my skin glowing!
More importantly, the procedure is pretty fast and painless. As we have to attend events or engagements on a daily basis (almost), we want to avoid down time and Dual Yellow Laser has absolutely no downtime. We can step out of the clinic in 10-15 minutes. I can even apply my makeup right after the laser.
The laser is a quick process and all you need is just two steps.
Step 1: A layer of cooling gel will be applied to your face to help cope with the heat (in fact, I couldn’t even feel any heat!).
Step 2: Laser!
We do not have any pain throughout the entire treatment and the skin always feel extra smooth for the next 1 week after the treatment! If you google, some people may experience mild redness after the laser but it works pretty well for us so far. We are currently at our third session and we can’t wait for the fourth! I hope we will have even more radiant skin on our big day next year!
I will strongly recommend you to do the laser once a month for maintenance. You can even skip applying foundation after a few sessions (depending on your skin condition).
Please visit www.astiqueclinic.com.sg for more information on the laser.
I think my last facial was probably 4-5 months ago before I visited Annabelle Skin for facial.
Annabelle Skin is located at The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #02-42, Singapore 179803.
Nearest MRT station: City Hall Station
You know whats best? They just renovated their boutique! YAYYYY. The boutique will make you feel like a princess whenever you step in and they use Dr. Belter Cosmetic products for your face. If you don’t know about Dr.Belter, the products are all made in Germany and not some ulu countries. It is a well-recognised and trusted brand in Europe and I’m so glad that it’s available here in Singapore, thanks to Annabelle Skin!
Look at the interior. I am not kidding when I say it will make you feel like a princess.
I did a skin analysis and I was quite shocked to find out that I actually have thin and sensitive skin. I know my skin is a little thin but definitely not the sensitive part. No wonder sometimes I have mild outbreaks whenever I review new products. I also have enlarged pores issue 🙁
All the beauticians are very friendly. They explained how they can help me with the issues that I am currently facing so they recommended that I start with the Dr.Belter Intense Bio-Matrix Collagen Treatment. This treatment is a deep moisturising facial treatment that enhances skin firmess and elasticity. What’s really cool is that the Bio-Matrix Collagen has a 3-D structure similar to our skin, which helps to replenish the skin’s deficiency effectively!
The treatment started off with a very comfortable and velvety cream cleanser. It was so creamy and soft that I felt like I was having a facial massage haha.
After the cleansing was a mild peel which is very light. I couldn’t feel any peeling sensation but my face felt a lot cleaner right after the Enzyme Cream Peeling was washed off. The third step was the application of Ampoule No.2 Hy-O-Silk which contains silk extract and proteins to help increase the smoothness and fairness of my skin. I have quite severe uneven skin tone recently because of all the travels and the Dr.Belter ampoule really helped with that.
What I REALLY REALLY love about their treatment is the eye treatment with Gua Sa. EH! Gua Sa for the eyes you know!!!
The BioDynamic 24 Eye Contouring Cream was constantly being massaged into the eye area. This cream can help prevent wrinkles, make the skin looks firmer, plumper and less tired looking. Just what the eye areas need as we all know how quick the fine lines around the eyes will appear – as fast as you hit late twenties!
Anyway, I really love the Gua Sa because it was so so so comfortable that I fell asleep within the next 2 minutes. You will expect Gua Sa to be painful but no. Eye Gua Sa Lymphatic Drainage is performed with a very special eye treatment tool specially used by Annabelle Skin. It will not cause any pain of stress to the eye areas.
After the Gua Sa was a massage and a mask. The mask is made of Solid bio Matrix/Ginkgo-Biloba Collagen which can help stabilise vascular system and scavenge free radicals. After the treatment, my skin actually felt tighter instantly. I also love doing treatments at Annabelle Skin because I feel extra relaxed there. It felt as though my entire day of stress was drained away as well.
In fact, my skin always feel more radiant looking for the next two weeks after every facial session!
As mentioned, all the products used during the treatment are all from Dr.Belter Cosmetic and the brand consist of 11 different care lines and you are bound to find one that suits your skin. The products are made of natural ingredients and mineral, oil and parabens free. This means that you can also use Dr.Belter even if you have sensitive skin.
My make up stays on like my second skin now! Thank you Annabelle Skin for taking such good care of my dry and sensitive skin!
To find out more about Dr.Belter Cosmetic, please visit http://www.belter-cosmetic.com/
Or visit its Facebook & Instagram page: https://www.facebook.com/drbeltersg/ https://www.instagram.com/drbeltergirl/
You can also call 6336 8975 or WhatsApp 82281454 for an appointment. Just quote my name for 50% off your first treatment!
Annabelle Skin is located at The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #02-42, Singapore 179803
If you think people like who, who are not exactly busty have no issues with our bust (except being small), then you are so wrong. I knew exactly what the problems were so I went to Tokyo Bust Express to seek treatment.
Tokyo Bust Express is located at 3 different places:
Novena Square 2: 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-111/112 Singapore 307506
Next Mall: 23 Serangoon Central #03-32 Singapore 059300
Regency House: 123 Penang Road, Regency House #07-13 Singapore 238464
I went to the outlet at Novena Square 2 and boy, it was so conveniently located next to the MRT station! I was so so worried about getting lost initially.
You will not miss the welcoming pink when you walk past them. And when I entered the parlor, I was greeted by a group of happy ladies! There is absolutely nothing to feel shy about because all of them were pretty smiley and friendly.
Prior to the treatment, I had a consultation of 20 minutes. I shared my concerns with my therapist and true enough – I knew my bust was a little saggy. What I didn’t know was that my bust was also pretty distant. The therapist told me that it could be due to my lack of knowledge during puberty. Like I did not get the right bra or I wore them too loose 🙁
So make sure you are wearing the right bra, or buy your daughter(s) the right one. Please do not save on bras! Thankfully, she told me that I was not hopeless. Lol. There are treatments to help bring the bust back to the correct shape and place. Instead of focusing on enhancing the bust size, I went for firming instead. She also explained to me the ingredients used for the treatment and that surely put me at ease.
The first thing that came to my mind when I was the room was “ahhhh, time to enjoy and sleep” and I was right. I fell asleep for a good 20 minutes.
We started the treatment with a scrub and hand massage, followed by a machine which sends micro-electric currents onto the bust. The currents are pretty light and there was absolutely NO pain at all. They felt more like a massager instead. It can help in the absorption of all the nutrients that was applied before that.
The massage also can help “push” my boobs inwards to help them get back to the correct place. If you are rather busty and the boobs are not at the right place, they can help you with that can who knows, you may have a deeper cleavage! Hehe.
One more #selfie before I nap away~
It is pretty obvious that I am pretty satisfied with the results because I feel slightly bustier with the boobs in the right place. Of course, I would need maintenance to keep them in place.
Thank you Tokyo Bust Express for the experience!
Redeem your x1 Tokyo Bust Express Detox Beauty Program now by SMS-ing ‘maybelinesim’ to 9108 4276.
This will be limited to 20 ladies daily. It will be available at 3 outlets:
1) 23 Serangoon Cerntral #03-32, Nex, Singapore 556083
2) 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-111/113, Novena (Square 2), Singapore 307506
3) 123 Penang Road #07-13, Regency House, Singapore 238465
Last year, I put a bottle of MOSCHINO Fresh Eau De Toilette (Blue) on my shelf for display because it was too cute to be emptied! This year, this summer, MOSCHINO Pink Fresh was gifted to me again. YAYYY! What a cute set of fragrance on display! Aren’t we a fan of MOSCHINO’s accessories and perfume bottles?!
This time round…..
MOSCHINO PINK FRESH COUTURE is the new floral fragrance that every girl must have. It is MOSCHINO’s interpretation of the original Fresh perfume – sparkling and feminine notes suited for the everyday lady who wants to have fun. Because of the fruits found at the different notes, be sure to expect a tinge of fun with the scent of the fruits!
Head notes – Pink grapefruit, Casis, Lily of the Valley
Heart notes – Pomegranate, Wild Rose, Pink Jacinth
Base notes – Cedar Wood, Ambrox, Musk
A lot of you may thought that all you have to do is to press the spray lever…. But the actual fact is… You will have to open the cap and spray it like the other fragrances out there. You wouldn’t want to spoil the lever by pressing on it too often because I bet you will keep the bottle after emptying the fragrance! Hehe.
I hope the bottle has brought a smile on your face. You can get MOSCHINO Pink Fresh at Metro Paragon – 290 Orchard Road Singapore 238859.
If you haven’t already know, W.Lab is finally available in Singapore!! It was originally founded in 2013 in Korean, but Thank you Aresa Singapore for bringing it in! Honestly, W.Lab is a fairly new brand to me but I have heard beauty bloggers raving about it before! I saw their stores in myeongdong too!
What I love about the brand is that they emphasises the use of natural ingredients so lesser chemicals are introduced into their products. This benefits people who have sensitive skin a lot because they can’t use every single brand out there. I may not have sensitive skin but trust me, when I shop for my cosmetics and body care, I tend to go for products which contains lesser chemicals.
Even though we were sponsored with a whole range of their products, I am only going to share with you some of my favourites! What attracted me to Blossom White Cushion was the packaging. I thought the coverage was going to be light but BOOMS, when I spread it evenly over my face, my pores were gone instantly!
It is available in 3 shades, 13, 21 and 23. I am currently using 21 if you need to know! 🙂
It works like a skincare too as it has anti-aging and wrinkle improvements properties. So if you think that you are too old for it, NOPE! Give it a try! The cushion also contains 33% Damask Rose Water, yay! I hope that they will come out with some refill pack or something soon!
Another makeup product that I seriously need to rave about is their eyeshadow palettes – W.Lab Pocket Shadow Palettes. I knew I was in love when I first saw them because of the colours. Each palette contains both glittery and matte colours which means that you can use them for a day or night look.
Some people may find it hard to achieve a glittery look for the eyes because glittery eyeshadows are usually not so pigmented but you will be surprised to find the colours are actually fairly pigmented. The swatches below are done with a single swipe. I must say that the glitters didn’t fail me.
W.Lab has a lot of different blushers but we were given Bling Bling Cheek during the event. Just 1 swipe and you can get gradient cheeks! So effortlessly easy.
The Velvet Colour Stick sure lives up to its name. It has a creamy and velvety texture that glides onto the lips easily. How do my Chilly Red shade fare?
Even though it is quite pigmented, I am glad to share that it is easy to wash off as well.
A makeup look isn’t complete if you don’t have a contour palette or W.Lab Color Master Cover Kit.
This small palette here contains 6 shades to address your flaws (if any). The Flower Lip & Cheek Kit comes in a similar packaging and the colours are surprisingly highly pigmented. If you need you change your lip colour at least two times a day, simple slot this into your makeup pouch any day!
I tend to have oily face after spending half a day outdoor and I think I am not the only one having this issue. With the weather so crazily hot in Singapore, how can our make up not melt or look greasy after 5 hours?
This leads to my next product, Sebum Out Finish Pact. After I am done with my look, I tend to finish it off with Sebum Out Finish Powder, followed by the Finish Pact. If you have the same issue as me, you can pad on some Finish Pact powder every 4 hours to mattify your face. It can also reduce sedum secretion and brighten your overall complexion at the same time.
So love the texture!
Enough of make up. How about their skincare? Here’s my verdict! Do take note that they have more than just these. I am just sharing some of my favourites 🙂
I got people asking me questions like – What is a Cleansing Balm? What does it do?
Simply put, a Cleansing Balm is a make up remover. I personally feel that it is almost the same as an oil-based makeup remover.
The texture? It feels a little powdery and oily but that is what makes cleansing easier. A simple scoop of it can effectively clean away an entire face of make up. Remember to use a facial cleanser after that though. Like most make up remover, this is not a 2-in-1 thing. I am quite sure I will be buying the cleansing balm again after my first tub.
I love their pore series – Black Kill too!! Probably because I am very into pores products recently HEHE. I need to praise their Black Kill Pore Cleanser because of the rubber brush!
The brush is soft and gentle enough for my cheeks. Suitable for very very lazy people like me.
Don’t judge my pores but this is how I use it! I press the button to dispense some cleanser twice and rub them on my cheeks for a good 30 seconds on each side.
They have other products like Body Scrub, Cleansing Foam and even Quick Whitening Cream. I haven’t had the time to try them out but if I ever do, I will share the verdicts with you guys! 😀
W.Lab is available in the following places:
Sasa Singapore selected outlets – Tampines 1, Jurong Point, Westgate, Vivocity, Wisma Atria, ION Orchard
I am someone who would go light anytime – be it my body weight or the make up I apply on my face 😛
If I can avoid putting on make up on weekends, I would. But one thing that I can’t ever miss or give up is sunscreen. Prevention is always better than cure. With sun UV rays so strong in Singapore, I don’t want to risk walking on the streets without sun protection and going home to skin pigmentation. There is absolutely no reason to skip your sunscreen unless you don’t mind having brown spots on your face!
Today, I will be sharing about Orbis Sunscreen On Face.
The difference between ORBIS Sunscreen on Face Light and Sunscreen on Face Moist is the texture. Light is more watery in texture as compared to Moist, which is more creamy. Even though I would prefer watery texture but the creamy texture for MOIST is not as thick as I had imagined it to be so… I am good with both!
(on the left – Light, on the right – Moist)
These two are my first tube of each and honestly, I was sold by the texture. They are ultra-lightweight! On top of the sun protection of SPF34 PA+++, both sunscreens can double up as a make up base or primer too! In simple terms, I can apply ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light on weekends with no other base and still look fresh because of its natural-looking coverage.
That’s me with eye makeup and ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light as base only! You can still see a little pores on the face but well, I only need minimal coverage on weekends! As for weekdays, use them as a primer or base anytime.
Another point to comment on is their Triple Threat Protection as the sunscreen contains Damage Block Veil that not only shields the skin from harmful UV rays, but also protects us against near infrared rays and air pollutants. Air pollutants are everywhere and that includes dirt and dust from the environment. Do you know how dirty the air is every time you cross the road? *urgh* I don’t even want to talk about the air from the car’s exhaust pipe.
With these protection found in the sunscreens, it can protect our skin from the three major damages which we are constantly exposed to.
Do you feel your cheeks are sagging as you age? How about those apple cheeks, are they still prominent?
If you haven’t felt the difference, take a look at your photos from 5-6 years ago.
James felt that his cheeks were sagging and were also not as full as before. True enough, he does get a lot of comments like “Why do you look so tired?” or “Are you very busy lately?”
Do you know that sunken cheeks can make one look tired and dull even though he or she may have had enough sleep every day?
Take a look at his selfie below. Can you tell that he is actually quite tired looking?
He may still have fat cheeks (as described by some of his friends) but look at the areas under his eyes. They are quite “empty”..
So one fine day, on our casual date, he said “Hey B, I think I am going to get some cheek fillers done at Astique”. LOL. It was not just some casual remark. He made the appointment later.
Seeing how cheek fillers can make one look younger (more youthful), I was tempted to give it a try too.
It was in fact, a very fast process. You can get 6 months to a year of youthfulness in less than half an hour!
1. Cleansing of face (5 minutes)
2. Numbing cream (20 minutes)
3. Fillers injection to both cheeks (5 minutes)
My cheeky boy!
Only 2-3 injections were done to each side. I prefer fillers to plastic surgery because I can control how full I want the cheeks to be. More importantly, I do not have to go under the knife and endure the downtime to look young. You will need weeks to recover after a plastic surgery but for cheek fillers, there is absolutely no down time! You can even put on make up right after the treatment.
It will look as though we just had some natural-looking enhancement done.
James had a flatter surface under the eyes but Dr. Celine advised him not to inject too much at one go just in case the fillers caused water retention.
Well, he will have the option to inject more after the fillers have settled down 2 weeks later. We would rather take baby steps than to make a huge but wrong move.
Some people may suffer from slight bruising around the cheek areas but we had none. Perhaps only the needle prick but it went off after a few hours.
The results were instant and so far so good for us. He is obviously very very satisfied with the results as he is no longer tired looking! As for me, I wouldn’t say no to a fuller-looking face. Can I be your Korean-looking girlfriend? Haha.
The results may differ from individuals to individuals. The fillers may only last for 6-9 months and for some others, up to 2 years depending on the type of filler used.
Check out how we look right now, obviously better and younger! Hehe.
So glad we are so well-taken care of by Dr. Celine from Astique Clinic. I will be going back to her to remove my pigmentation next!
Imagine trekking through the smoldering dry heat in a scorching, arid desert, or hiking up an active volcano with billowing clouds of intense, toxic sulphur gases. Do you think you’ll be able to survive that and take a picture-perfect beauty shot?
Embarking on its most adventurous campaign yet, SK-II unveils the SK-II “Face The Wild, Face The Camera” Extreme Expedition Series – a series of short films produced by National Geographic. Four international female personalities put their skin to the ultimate test of nature to ‘Face The Wild’ in some of the most beautiful yet harsh environments on Planet Earth. They are then challenged to ‘Face The Camera’ for a beauty photoshoot to see if their skin truly withstood the bitter test of the environments to remain crystal clear, with the help of the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.
Can all four celebrities – top Japanese actress, Kasumi Arimura, global fashion icon, Chiara Ferragni, top Chinese actress, Nini, and top South Korean actress and national boxer, Lee Siyoung – survive their first-of-their-kind extreme missions?
Only one way to find out – watch the SK-II Face The Wild, Face The Camera Extreme Expeditions trailer here now: