Newest addition to Vichy

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Two new items from Vichy on my make up desk are:

– Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa ($48)

– Vichy Ideal Whitening Replumping Gel Cream ($59)

Both products are already available in stores.

 

First up, the Aqualia Thermal Night Spa. I love sleeping pack because they are so easy to use and I can pamper the skin by just applying a layer of mask before sleeping. It sounds so effortlessly~ I think all Singaporean should at least own a sleeping mask because of the very dry and humid weather here in Singapore, we tend to sleep in air-conditioned rooms at night.

 

 

Use this mask for a rested, radiant and beautiful skin. It is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl, known to replenish the skin with hydration and form a protective film. Essential oils are also injected into the mask to rejuvenate and erase signs of fatigue.

For people who don’t like sleeping with a mask on, you can also use this Night Spa as your night time moisturizer.

I would recommend you to mask once every 3 days for 10-15 minutes. The texture is not as thick as what it looked like. As the name says, Aqua and Aqua means water. It has a watery gel texture and gets absorbed quickly. As for fragrance wise, NOT BAD! It smells refreshing but has a little hint of herbs.

I realized that this mask works better on James than me as results were seen on his skin faster. I guess this must be due to his late sleeping habits and hectic work life. He woke up with healthier and supple looking skin after 2 weeks of application. No breakouts were experienced during the 2 weeks.

 

 

Ideal White is their latest range to replace Bi-Med White and I have already blogged about the range here:

http://blog.myfatpocket.com/maybelinesim/2015/02/19/vichy-ideal-white/

Also mentioned in the previous entry, it was one of my favourite item in the entire range and it has a gel based that is neither too sticky nor too rich for the skin.

 

 

True enough, the product didn’t disappoint me! My face looks brighter and healthier. I am currently still using it hoping to achieve flawless luminosity.

Also because I used to fish quite frequently in the past, my arms are darker than my body and my face so I am thinking of applying it to my arms as well. How pampering right? I can literally hear my arms crying for joy!!

It has a very pleasant scent, like all the other products in this range. I use it on a daily basis, both times after the essence every day and night.

If you’re looking for something that whitens and brightens, do give this gel-cream a try 🙂

 

 

Find them and grab them off the shelves because they are already on sale islandwide. Oh, did I mention? I am a huge fan of their Normaderm range too! Friends who visit me can find them on my desk anytime! Hehe.

Etude House Cocktail Party

Etude House Cocktail Party 2015. Were you there? It was a girly girly day out for Valentine’s. Thank you Etude House for sending the sweet Valentine’s gifts over! It was a surprise, a rather sweet surprise!!

There were new eyeshadow and gel polishes at the party and demonstrations were shown to teach us how and when to apply them.

 

 

The theme of the new eye shadow palettes were quite cute – Give Me Chocolate Valentine Collection. As you can see there are 3 palettes to choose from. There are also 6 nail polishes. All of them are chocolate-scented. So cute! The packaging of the palettes have a very vintage feel.

– Etude House Give Me Chocolate Cherry Truffle
– Salted Caramel (my favourite!)
– Cacao Fudge

 

 

They also came up with Etude House Enamel+ing – Home Gel Manicure System. Of course, you would need your own LED-light which is quite mini and light.

There are a lot of colors to choose from.

 

 

The demonstration also showed us how to create our own home based gelish “palour” Hehe.

 

 

I was given 5 bottles of the colors but I have yet to try it because I don’t have the LED light at home. If I ever get one for myself, I’ll probably do a review on how it feels like to do gelish at home :X
Again, thank you Etude House for all the pampering and love! X

 

Hello fans of Etude, I have got a good news for you!

They are having a storewide discount for all of you!

30% for members and 20% for non-members. Go stock up whatever you need now!

LANEIGE 20th Anniversary

My entire room smells so nice right now because LANEIGE sent over a box of pleasant smelling rainbow over for their 20th birthday!!

Yup, the month of September is a very special month for LANEIGE and to thank the customers for their support over the years, LANEIGE ambassador, Song Hye Kyo has specially designed a birthday gift!

The set features her personal favorite, the Water Bank Gel Cream_EX which consists of 7 tubes of Water Bank Gel Cream_EX ($52). Each tube is infused with 7 different fragrances and in 7 rainbow packaging representing each day of a week.

This came at the right time because the tubes are so handy and the boyfriend, who has dry skin is going to Australia for 7 days would need them! I will be packing in some of these tubes for him for sure! They are so travel-sized friendly.

My favorite is Mandrain while Song Hye Kyo prefers Lavender.

There are also 4 additional limited edition gift boxes featuring LANEIGE’s best selling products including BB Cushion, Serum Intense Lipstick, Water Bank Essence_EX and Water Bank Gel Cream_EX.

As the boxes are only available for a limited time only, don’t miss them!! They are available from September 2014 onwards at ALL LANEIGE boutiques and counters.

Find them at ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura, Sunteec City, JCube, Jurong Point or Parkway Parade! :))

Benzac – For Acne Prone Skin

I have a confession to make. I do not have excellent skin and my skin can be quite sensitive at times. As I had already mentioned earlier in my older entries, I had an awful acne outbreak due to allergy from a friend’s skincare product.

I was so desperate for it to heal but we know, healing from breakout takes time and it can be quite a painful period.

Just nice, I took up a challenge at the same time. It was a 5 day challenge by Benzac which helps in acne.

Benzac specializes in treating mild to moderate acne sufferers. It contains benzoyl peroxide which helps unblock pores and kills acne bacteria within 48 hours.

I was given 3 products to try for the 5 days.

1) Benzac Daily Facial Liquid Cleanser
2) Benzac Facial Scrub
3) Benzac AC 5 Water Base Gel

As the cleanser which was given to me was mainly for oily to combination skin but I have dry skin, I only use it every night before I go to bed. The cleanser removes impurities, helps unblock pores and controls oiliness without drying my skin.

Suitable for daily use if you have oily or combination skin.

The Benzac Facial Scrub is suitable for ALL skin types and helps to exfoliate and deeply cleans the skin while reducing skin oiliness without damaging the skin.

I only managed to use it twice throughout the 5 days challenge as scrub can cause dry and flaky skin if you scrub your face away. So my advise is to only use it once every 2-3 days.

My skin felt clean and fresh after the scrub and it does not leave the skin dry or wrinkled. Thumbs up!

The scrub looks slightly yellowish and it does not have any medicated scent. You can also see a lot of microbeads with the naked eye.

Lastly, the Treatment Gel demostrates fast, effective results and long-term benefits in clinically tested trials. This works like magic. Like I said, I was so desperate for it to heal and I was actually very hardworking throughout the 5 days with this gel.

Just so you know, there are different strength for the gel. Always start the treatment with a smaller dose.

I was given the 5% gel and trust me, my outbreak was pretty bad. It was all over the cheeks and forehead. The gel is a spot treatment and should ONLY be applied to affected areas.

This was only applied after I had already cleansed and hydrated the face and was ready for bed.

The gel works by killing the bacteria that cause acne, drying the acne pimples and helping the skin to peel. New skin would grow and heal after that.

It can also unplugs blocked pores and contains acrylates copolymer beads that absorb excess oils and release glycerol which reduces the risk of irritation.

The gel will appear colourless after rubbing. As it could be drying, I only applied a tiny amount to the acnes every night. Visible results could be seen in just 3 days of application so I became pretty hopeful after that!

Remember, Cleanse, Scrub, and then Gel!

Lucky me, Benzac gave me acne-free skin again! I am looking good again!

Bio-essence Royal Jelly + ATP

The thing about features….

We want everything define. The nose, the jaw and everything

And the thing about me?

I don’t have define nose or jaw. Especially the jaw.

I was born with a rather “squarish” face which was inherited from my dear father.

THANK YOU BIO-ESSENCE for sending a set of V-Shaped Facial Contour treatment over!

Bio-essence has innovatively blended Bio Energy Fluid, Bio Mineral Amino Acid Essence and precious natural ingredients such as Gingseng, Aloe Vera and Angelica with the addition of Royal Jelly and ATP to create their latest V Face Series.

First up is the Deep Exfoliating Gel which is to be used after cleansing milk.

It disappeared into “dirt” after some rubbing.
There was no soapy or sticky kind of feel which was quite refreshing.

Exfoliating is good for the skin as it removes the dirt and dead cells on the skin.
Imagine them sticking or ‘living’ on your face! :/

If you have a lot of black/white heads, you can also remove them with Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel 🙂

After Deep exfoliating Gel, wash your face with cleansing foam and apply toner.

Wait for the toner to be absorbed, apply Bio-essence Radiant Youth Essence.

The essence is a clear fluid which leaves no sticky feeling as well.
The skin absorbs well after a few rubbing. As the name goes, Radiant!

Apply it twice a day for even more radiant skin.

Suitable for dry skin as well as it helps in hydration by locking up the water content in the skin.

I have long heard of their Face Lifting Cream. And As for now, I am only applying it to the jaw areas.

Apply it after Youth Essence.

This cream is said to lift facial contours,
firms sagging skin,
reduces double chin,
contracts pores and refines skin,
reduces appearance of ageing lines,
deeply nourishes and moisturizes skin
reduces visible fine lines and wrinkles
shapes V face, enhancing feminine charm

And over 6,000,000 bottles sold!

I could feel that the skin feels firmer after 2 weeks of application.

Please also bear in mind that I am also firming the skin at The SPA-Lon 🙂

All of the products contains Royal Jelly and ATP.

The ATP helps to supply and communicate energy to skin cells like a continuous current, improving micro-circulation effectively to renew and repair skin.

Let’s add Bio-essence to our daily skincare regime? 🙂

For more information, Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/bioessence.sg

Crabtree and Evelyn; Somerset Meadow

This light green, fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow is an aromatic impression of a beautiful English landscape in bloom.

The products are really as pretty as they look in reality.

Likewise for the scent, sparkling bergamot and dew-kissed blackberry buds are refreshing and tart. Its juicy sweetness perfectly balanced with the bitter greens of ivy and fern. A heart of white blossoms, water lily and earth geranium flourishes as if warmed by the morning sun. The scent of leaf, grass and fragrant petals are suffused by creamy clouds of musk, whilst willow and moss tether.

How pretty do they sound?

We were welcomed by white and greens that night and my, the decorations were so so pretty.

Take note of that little silver bottle at the bottom left.

It’s actually Perfume Gel – Convenient and easy to use, it provides an exceptionally long-lasting fragrance and has a wonderfully luxurious texture. Although it’s gel based, it is not sticky at all after application.

12ml at $25.

The Somerset Meadow Collection also features an Eau De Toilette, Bath and Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Hand Therapy. Not surprised, they are also stowed within beautiful packaging, illustrated with the pretty fruits and flowers of the meadow.

Bath & Shower Gel 200ml at $35 and Scented Body Lotion 200ml at $40.

Hand Therapy 100g at $33.

Look at this packaging for the Bath and Shower Gel and Scented Body Lotion. How sweet.

With all the pretty yet a little noisy and get excited easily babes! 😀

2 promotions are also held in conjunction with this launch.

From 19 April to 19 May, shoppers enjoy specials Gifts with Purchases with minimum nett spending:

With every $120 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a Limited Edition Somerset Meadow Umbrella.

With every $150 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a 1-for-1 lunch buffet offer at Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Hotel.

* Offer is limited to one per customer, while stocks last. The 1-for-1 lunch buffet voucher is valid for Mondays through Saturdays.

* Terms and conditions apply.

O’NINE Gel polish workshop

Attended a workshop by O’NINE nails some time back. I like manicure, no matter plain or fanciful 😀

Grace, the instructor was also present to demonstrate some live nail art designs.

This is what she did on the spot for one of the blogger who was there as well.

And these are some of the other designs done by her as well.

 

They come in a lot of different shades.

For normal nail polishes, you have to apply at least 2 layers to get the colour even out.

But for O’NINE, nope! 1 layer is more than thick enough!

They even have their own O’NINE UV light.

 

That’s me doing my own nails and Verlyn seems happy. HAHAHA.

Pretty Elaine~~

My take on this: 
It does not last as long as normal gel polishes BUT I like the fact that I don’t have to soak them off. I don’t even have to damage my nails.

The color lasted for 2 weeks before I started to peel them off. Yes, Peel. :O

Saved me some $15 for soaking off!