Althea Korea (Singapore)

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” Joy to the world! The Lord has come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing ~ ”

Are you a fan of Korean products and is constantly worrying about the authenticity of the items you are interested in, more so if you are buying skincare and cosmetic items from cyber shops, as more and more dubious companies are surfacing nowadays?

If you are looking for some authentic Korean skincare and cosmetics products that ships right from South Korea this Festive season, then read on as I am recommending one of my personal favorite site that I have been visiting for quite a while now!

Not sure if you had heard of Althea Korea yet, but they are finally expanding their customer base to fans in Singapore! How great!

Why Choose Althea Korea?

Below are some of my personally feedback:


  1. Authentic products from Korea
  2. Varieties of products to choose from ranging from skincare to cosmetics
  3. They bubble-wrapped every single product that you are purchasing so to minimize damages before packing into their distinctive box.
  4. The items are then packed into a small/medium (depending on the size of the items) hard box before securing them with another layer of poly mailer bag.
  5. And that means that you can reuse the box for other purposes after that.
  6. Last but not least, the delivery is really fast and trackable. They do offer free shipping for orders above S$50!

Not flying to South Korea and wanted to get your hands on some new and trendy skincare/cosmetics before they even arrive in Singapore? Now you can too with Althea Korea!


And knowing that it is now the festive season, Althea Korea has come up with a series of promotions and special deals almost everyday so do keep a lookout!

What can we expect from Althea Korea this Christmas Period?


  • Free shipping with purchases above S$30 (Instead of the usual S$50)!
  • S$7 off for orders more than S$50. (Code: XMAS-SG upon Checkout)


Limited Edition of Althea Christmas Beauty Box (While stock lasts)


Christmas sales and promotions on Althea Korea Singapore!


That’s not all! This year, Althea Korea will be having a “FLY ME TO KOREA” Lucky Draw whereby the Grand Prize winner will win him/herself a trip to Seoul, Korea worth S$1500!


Do refer to the image below for the lucky draw details!

Not the grand prize winner, nevermind! You still stand to win yourself a chance to win either the first or second prize, which is S$400/ S$200 Althea Korea store credits!



To ensure that all orders will be received before/by Christmas, do note that the cut-off date for Christmas orders is 16/12/2015.

So basically there is no time to waste and start doing your Christmas shopping like NOW!


I will do the product reviews in separate posts so do keep a lookout of it and till next time!

Oh ya, here are the discount code for your Christmas Shopping:

Code: XMAS-SG ( Enter the code for S$7 off your total purchases for order above S$50!)

Hop over to ALTHEA KOREA now!


Written by Michelle 황현이

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Essential – Hair woes no more!

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Do you know?

Just like facial skin having oily and dry zones, which commonly known as “Combination Skin”, hair that exhibits such mixed behaviors like oily roots and dry ends is known as “Combination Hair” too!

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Light, clarifying shampoo tends to target oily roots while leaving the hair ends to be really dry.

Likewise for the rich moisturizing shampoos that targets the hair ends but may be too rich for the scalps, and resulting in build-up that makes scalp oily!

Moreover, depending on the thoroughness of scalp massage during shampooing, the scalp build-up may not be thoroughly washed off, further causing the scalp to feel oily in a shorter time.

Today, I am going to share with you Essential latest range of hair care products that I had received recently and is in love with it–



If our face does need to alternate between normal facial care and deep cleansing care to maintain a clean clear skin, so does our scalps too! Afterall, especially for those with longer hair will understand the importance of a healthy scalp too. Nobody loves having oily scalp, who does anyway?

What’s new with this new ESSENTIAL Series?

Essential Light Finish Volumizing (The yellow packaging) and the Deep Cleansing Care (In Blue packaging) variants brings the best of both worlds (light and fluffy or refreshing feeling).

With the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care and Sebum Cleansing Technology, one can now achieve moisturized hair ends while maintaining a refreshing, yet breathable scalp! Combination hair woes be gone!

The Light Finish Volumizing series for those who is looking at airy light feeling at the roots and the Deep Cleansing Series leaves oily hair refreshed at the roots while both moisturized at the ends!


My personal favorite is definitely the deep cleansing series! I tend to look for shampoos that can really cleanse my hair as I use quite an amount of styling products except when I am not working, so I really needed something to get all the dirt and residue out of my hair and scalp, especially when I am shuffling in between indoor and out in the sun!


So I tried the Essential Deep Cleansing series for close to a week now and to be honest, I am truly impressed! I really love how it manages my hair after shampooing.


To be honest, my hair roots area are really less oily than before, (not saying my hair is really oily before, I just don’t like the feeling of having even the slightest oil on my roots, it just makes people think that as though I did not wash my tames for a day or two!), it just makes my scalp feels so refreshing and mild cooling sensation after shampooing, while leaving a hint of mint/menthol-like fragrance on my hair.

I always have issue with drying and combing of hair after shower, as my hair tends to tangles, especially when it is still wet, however, I realize that it is slightly manageable now after frequent usage of the new series though!


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How many of us faces issues with getting our hair wash and at the same time secretly wishes that our newly done manicure can be as long lasting as ever.

While it costs a real bomb to head to salon to get our tames washed and massaged by professionals in the long run, some people would invest on hair washing tools to aid with hair cleansing and massaging at their own comfort space.

With plenty of hair massaging tools available in the market, what makes the Essential Massage Shampoo Brush stand out? 

504My answer would be the comfort level this brush is. In my personal opinion, this brush is really handy and the arch of the outside of the brush allows the palm to rest comfortably while using, the same theory as finding a comfortable mouse to use. Using human engineering, it allows the user to comfortably use the brush without feeling comfortable on their palm.


Unlike some other massage shampoo brushes that I had used before previously, the bristles, or the massaging teethes are really soft and flexible, hence allowing the user to massage their scalps without feeling pain or hard. Gone were the days of hard, small, inflexible teething of those brush.


Do you know the benefit of using a massage shampoo brush? Just like when we using body gloves or scrubs to remove those dirt, sebum and dead skin on our face and body, the massage shampoo brush helps to remove dirt and sebum more effectively from the scalp, and it is actually a common haircare tool in Japan used by the majority of Japanese women though!


The massaging action on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation, that is also the reason why many would go to the salon to have their hair washed!

Special Deal:

Good news! Do you want to get your hands on a good quality massage shampoo brush? Now you can! There is a special promotion in lieu with Essential New Hair Care Shampoo series!

For a limited time only, Essential is giving out the massage shampoo brush with every purchase of the bundle set of either the Light Finish Volumzing series or Deep Cleansing series, which is of 750ml each bottle for both the shampoo and conditioner.

GEss_Shampoo Brush Banded Pack

This limited set is retailing at the price of S$19.60 and is available at all leading supermarkets and personal care stores, so hurry and get yours before the promotion ends! There are 2 colors to choose from, the hot pink and mint green!

Sample Giveaway:


Who doesn’t fancy some sample to try before deciding to buy the full retail set right? Essential is kind enough to provide my readers and viewers free samples of Deep Cleansing Care shampoo and conditioner to try!

All you need to do is to head to Essential Facebook Singapore, LINK HERE, and redeem from there!

And also, don’t forget to follow Essential on Instagram at @essentialsingapore for the latest updates and promotions!

Bid goodbye to hair woes!


Written by Michelle 황현이

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OPPO N3 – The world’s first smartphone to feature an automated swivel camera!

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Launch of N3

OPPO introduced its latest addition to the N series with the N3 – the world’s first smartphone to feature an automated swivel camera. Combining functionality, beauty and incredible performance across every parameter, the N3 is designed for life and the perfect embodiment of OPPO’s products.

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Jet Lee on Stage

“OPPO’s N3 was built and designed with our users in mind. We took what our users loved about the N1 and made it even better,” said Sky Li, General Manager of OPPO’s overseas mobile phone business. “The N3 is a perfect demonstration of our commitment to design and innovation.”

The World’s Most Innovative Smartphone Camera Yet

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The N3 features the much loved feature of the N series, the rotating camera, but with an added function – automation.

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The N3’s camera has the ability to rotate 206 degrees and is capable of taking pictures using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features, a truly unique experience in mobile technology and mobile photography.
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Additionally, the camera can take panoramic shots of impressive, wide-angle shots, such as cityscapes, with a simple click activating the automatic rotation to capture clear, stable images – in both landscape and portrait orientations.

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With OPPO focusing more on details, its 16 megapixel camera can take high resolution images, and is perfect for high quality prints.

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Furthermore, the camera showcases OPPO’s unique target-tracking focus shift function, this means that all its users need to do is to identify the target in focus and the camera will constantly modify its angle to follow the moving target, helping users create clear, pristine photos and videos.

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It also features breakthrough mobile camera lens technology developed in partnership with Schneider Optics, leaders in the optical industry and the latest generation 16 megapixel camera that can take 64 megapixel high resolution image, providing users with an unparalleled quality of images.

In addition, to make the camera even more user-friendly and for maximum ease, users can control the camera rotation in three ways – by O-click, gestures and touch access. The N3 also includes the next generation of OPPO’s market leading Pure Image processing technology, the PI 2.0 plus.

Before consumers press the shutter, PI 2.0 plus will complete the white balance settings, brightness adjustment, auto focus, face recognition and other actions intelligently. The N3 delivers a user experience equivalent to that of a professional DSLR camera.

Designed for Life, with an innovative hollow underside design

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The N3 features an innovative hollow underside design that not only presents a light and textured feel to the phone, but gives notification to consumers as well.

The hollow space houses the OPPO skyline notification light 2.0, which takes the form of polar light and breathes with the incoming message. Whenever consumers receive a text, email or message, the lights, visible from every angle, notify consumers about incoming texts and messages at all times.

Also, this hollow underside protects the phone if it is dropped. If the phone falls, the hollow space between the bottom of the phone and the screen bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the screen, and ensuring a sturdy phone.

Oppo N3 scene 3

The N3 boasts of a well-loved feature – Touch Access, which is not only secure and convenient, but allows for a higher recognition rate.

The touch-sensitive device will also respond to wet or gloved hands, making it the ideal phone for users in any situation or environment.

The Technology

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The OPPO N3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU and is packed with 32G ROM and 2G RAM and a 5.5-inch screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for maximum clarity and durability.

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The phone includes OPPO’s VOOC mini rapid charging system that will have the phone ready whenever the users are.

A 30-minute charge will provide 75% battery, and a five minute charge allows for a two-hour call. This time the VOOC mini is much smaller and easy to carry.

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The N3 is available in the following markets from launch: Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt,India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam and China.

Written by Michelle 황현이

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Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask

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Thanks to the technologies that we have today, almost all of us today are constantly staring at our digital devices, be it a computer/laptop, Television or even mobile phones and that often lead us to a common issue almost all of us are facing today, – Fatigued and tired eyes.

Today, allow me introduce to you a real gem that I recently gotten my hands onto and is loving it!


Not sure if you have ever heard of it yet, but its this MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask series that I am having high raves about! It is the new Eye Comfort innovation from Japan!

This patented self warming eye mask (JP patent no. 3629956JP) relieves and relaxes your hardworking eyes in just 10 minutes! How cool is that huh? 🙂

MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask warms gradually to a comfortable 40℃ the moment you put it on.

From the moment you put on the eye mask, it is gradually heated to a comfortable 40℃, with heat spreading to gently envelop your eyes.

Steam produced from the heat moistens the skin area around the eye
and relieves tired eyes.

Specialities of MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask


– Eye mask will start to warm up once it comes into contact with air.

– Ear loops allows usage in any position

– Comfortable 40℃ heat soothes and relaxes tired eyes

– 10 minutes is all you need to de-stress and relieves tired eyes

– Individually packed for single use and for disposal conveniently

Examples of Usage:

– Relaxation before bedtime

– Breaks in between household chores and work

– To aid in sleeping while traveling on planes and long distance journey

– Soothing of tired and fatigue eyes after staring at digital devices for a period of time

And the list goes on…


I always tend to have issues fighting with fatigue eyes, especially so when I am working long hours, straining my eyes with both digital devices and paper notes and often my eyes will get really tired after hours. Not sure if you guys have ever tried covering your eyes with warm towel, to me the hot towel method really helps a lot in relieving eye fatigue for my case, and my eyes would feel less puffy and heavy every time.

So, when I was being asked if I am interested in trying the Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask series, I accepted almost immediately after reading the press release! That just tempts me so much I cannot resist! Hehe!


I was given a huge box of the whole series for me to try out!

There are a total of 4 different variants in the collection, and I personally love the Fresh Rose Aroma series the best!

The Lavender-sage aroma series is best for relaxation and calming effect for me, and I would always use it after a long day before I sleep.


The Chamomile-ginger aroma series for calming and releasing of stress, and I would often use it when I am staying up late for assignment.


The Fresh Rose aroma series during the day time when I needed a little perk-me-up session. I just love how the mild rose aroma lingers around my eyes and nose area whenever I put on the eye mask. It just makes me brightening up my mood.


And of course, if you are not a fan of aroma, you will definitely love the unscented version. I guarantee you there it is really unscented and there ain’t any nasty smell though! I actually used it on my recent long distance trip, and that I didn’t want to use the scented versions in consideration of the other passengers on board though.


The steam eye masks really did a good job in relieving of eye fatigue just as what the warm towel does, in fact, it is hassle free and all that we needed is just to tear off the wrapper and the steam eye mask will work the rest for me.


In case you are wondering that the warm effect would go off really fast, no, it lasts me a good whole time till I fall asleep actually. (I am not a fast sleeper, so I usually really need to take a while to fall asleep, and I think this actually lasted me for about probably half an hour before it started to cool down and loses it warm effect)

I can actually adjust the hooks to cater to my own needs and the hook does not irritate/annoys me like those eye mask does. I actually let it stays on as my normal night mask even after the effect wears off to filter out all the lights and rays. The whole mask just feels so comfortable lying on my eyes!

And in case you are not satisfied yet, here’s a video proof to show you that the thing actually works!

Retail Pricing and Outlets:

Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask are available in 4 variants and it is retailing EXCLUSIVELY at all Guardian and Watsons stores for S$6.50 per box of 5 masks.

**PS: You might want to head over to MegRhythm website to request for a free sample if you are interested! Their link to the website is HERE!

To find out about their latest promotions and such, do follow their Instagram account:


Good Luck!

Written by Michelle 황현이

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[Editorial] Oppo N1 Mini – 3 Reasons To Take A #Selfie in Singapore!

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Be it the notorious duckface, kawaii peace sign or the ever suggestive close-up, the selfie has undeniably made its mark in modern culture – especially with women.

To the dismay of many who struggle to rationalize with this digital phenomenon, Oxford Dictionary declared ‘selfie’ as the 2013 word of the year.

If you happen to be one of the many, here are three sound reasons why you should begin to embrace the selfie in the Lion City.

1. That Fleeting Moment!

Every day, we primp and preen before the mirror prior to stepping out and face the inevitable – It may always be sunny in Singapore, but let’s face it – We look our best before the humidity attacks. So before the make-up oxidizes and the hair starts to frizz, there’s nothing wrong with loving yourself and having the rest of the world witness that!

Selfies can be used to document the things you love to do at that point in time, and of course the times when you feel you look good. Or just use it as an excuse to showcase your styling or make-up talent, whichever reason for that selfie, it’s all good!

2. Getting To Know Yourself Better

How much have you changed in a year? Should you go back to blonde hair? Are you freaking out over a new mole that you thought was never there? With the busy pace in Singapore, we sometimes forget to pause and focus on ourselves and the changes in our lives.

With selfies, you can take as many pictures as you wish, explore multiple angles and lighting environments. Flip through your selfies once in awhile and either grimace at the fashion faux-pas you made, or contemplate re-dying that hair colour that once got you that record-high number of likes.

3. Every Moment is One to Remember

Change is constant in our Nation’s march for progress, and as cliché as it sounds, time waits for no one. Seize the day whenever you can to capture that historic landmark or occurrence as your backdrop to your selfie – Whether it’s hail or haze, it’s a good conversation starter.

Smartphones have allowed the convenience of having a photo diary with us wherever we go.

Realising the potential of selfies, OPPO’s weapon of choice is the N1 Mini, the best selfie smartphone which boasts an impressive 13-megapixel camera which rotates 195° for extra clear selfies!

The nifty smartphone, which comes in two feminine colours – White and Cool Mint Blue, also packs a punch with Pure Image 2.0 – a photography enhancement solution for 24MP images and Super Zoom capability, to take your selfie to the next level!

Cool Mint Blue:


Retail Selling Price and Authorized Dealers: 

The OPPO N1 Mini is retailing at SGD549 and available at all authorized OPPO retailers, including Singtel and M1 shops.

**PS: Here’s a short video commercial that I thought of sharing with you! 

Written by Michelle 황현이

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Laser Face Treatment with Lush Aesthetics

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Just not long ago, I finally did something bold for myself for the sake of beauty. It is like a new milestone achieved and I am really grateful of it!

Hehe, I am exaggerating! Actually I just brace myself to get some face laser treatments done to make my poor skin in better condition!

I actually have huge phobia with getting face treatments/facials done after a really bad experience with a known practitioner/dermatologist/clinic (Whichever it is applicable, ’cause I can’t really decide which to categorize them), that instead of making my face better, it got worst. It actually scarred me for life. No kidding!

One does not get defeated easily! *determined face*

And so, after so many years, I decided that I cannot remain this way forever. I need to really do something to my face and true enough, I got to find a really good and reputable aesthetics clinic to help me.

After some discussion with Lush Aesthetics Pte Ltd, we decided on the Laser Face Treatment. If you have not yet heard of it, the Laser Face Treatment is specially good for Acne, Pores and Pigmentation, which I will explain more in a bit.

What is Laser Face Treatment?

– The Laser Face Treatment by AlmaLASE at LUSH Aesthetics utilizes the latest technology in Laser Face Rejuvenation.
– It targets various skin conditions and imperfections such as acne, open pores, pigmentation, brown spots, dull skin, aged skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
– It is most commonly used for the pores, pimples and pigmentation.
– Some of the main benefits of this treatment includes immediate whitening and exuding radiance from the skin, while it also lightens and improves the imperfections.

How does this works?

– It utilizes micro beams of lasers along with an in-motion technology to eliminate signs of aging and imperfections.
– No preparation is required for this laser treatment and practically no down time, which means that patients can resume to their normal activities almost immediately.

My Experience:

Knowing that it was my first laser treatment in my life, the staff at Lush Aesthetics was really patience to explain to me how the whole procedure is going to be, and were attentive to all my needs throughout the treatment.

I am actually impressed with the fact that they do provide lockers stationed along the corridor for their patients to keep all their valuables and belongings! How thoughtful! 🙂

I was led to a cozy room to change into my gown and for the next 45 minutes, I had the best pampering session ever! If not of the staff engaging in small chats with me, I would had really fall asleep! Heh!  

The staff first removes every traces of my makeup following which a deep cleanse to make sure that there were no residue left on my face before the laser treatment.

The Laser Machine and Treatment Gel:

A short summery of the whole Laser Treatment:

The Result after 1st Session?:

No doubt a slightly glower and fairer skin. I purposely find this angle to show the results, half under normal room lighting and the other half, under bright light.

Not sure if you are able to see the difference between both sides of my face. But actually upon taking this photo, I was done on half of my face, and I can feel it slightly firmer, uplift than the one that is not treated yet. Oops! I am sorry my dear face, for neglecting you in the past!

Update few days after the treatment:

My pores seems to be slightly less visible than before, which I realize the difference when I was applying my makeup on. Woot!

Now, I am looking forward for my next treatment! Thank you Lush Aesthetics for helping me to find back my long lost smooth, glow and better looking skin!

There is literally almost no downtime at all and I was able to resume back to my normal activities as soon as the treatment was done. Life’s great now! ❤️❤️❤️

Lush Aesthetics: 

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Address: 19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre, #06-11, Singapore 247909

Phone: +65 6737 4964 / 6733 2431


Written by Michelle 황현이

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Curel Sebum Trouble Care Series

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Do you know that excess sebum can aggravate skin sensitivity?

A lot of people who have both conditions – skin sensitivity and oily skin tend to place more emphasis on choosing products that help with their skin sensitivity.

This is not enough. Excess sebum generated will deteriorate as skin gets more alkaline, turning into irritants to cause flare-ups within the skin layers.

Hence it is important to choose products that effectively control skin sensitivity while reducing sebum secretion from the source!

With that, I am going to introduce this particular brand that is the best for sensitive skin, and also, their new skincare range. Ready yet?

Curél, Japan’s No. 1 brand for sensitive Asian skin, introduces a new skincare range specially formulated for sensitive and oily or combination skin types.

The Curél Sebum Care range – comprising a Foaming Wash, Lotion and Moisture Gel – offers the skincare essentials to properly manage both skin sensitivity and sebum secretion.

Main Function the Curél Sebum Care range

1. Strengthen skin barrier function to protect skin against external irritants

-Protects and replenishes ceramide, an essential component of skin, for a more resilient barrier

2. Oil and acne control

-Regulate sebum secretion at the source

What is Ceramide?

Ceramide is THE essential ingredient in skin as it replenishes and helps retain moisture, strengthening the skin’s resilience as a natural barrier against external irritants.

The lack of ceramide weakens this natural barrier, causing skin to be more susceptible to irritants.

Curél Sebum Care Foaming Wash

Ultra fine foam with sebum solvent to thoroughly cleanse dirt and excess sebum while protecting ceramide.


I’m in love with this Curél Sebum Foaming Wash with a very simple reason; the ultra-fine bubble foam whenever I pump out the foaming wash out.

I do not really need the help of the external facial device to thoroughly cleanse out any remaining dirt and sebum out of my skin.

Usually those deep cleansing would leave skin real tight and uncomfortable, however for this foaming wash, I did not feel any aggravation nor irritation after every wash.

Usage Direction:

Apply appropriate amount (2 full pumps) directly onto wet skin. Do not lather. Gently massage and rinse off thoroughly.

Suggested Retail Price:

S$19.80 for a bottle of 150ml.

Next, let us go into the details of the lotion part.

Curél Sebum Care Lotion

Non-sticky formula prepares skin for better absorption of moisturizer / essence that is used after the lotion.


I always like toner/lotion that does not requires me to use any cotton pads as I personally feel that it is somehow going to be a real wastage.

The consistency of this lotion is more on the watery side and it absorbs real easily and fast onto my skin.

There is no fragrance smell which assures me that it is indeed fragrance free and it cools down my skin too. I do not really much patting before it is being absorbed.

Usage Direction:

Apply the lotion gently over the whole face, twice a day after cleansing.

Suggested Retail Price:

Curél Sebum Care Lotion is retailing at S$24.90 for a bottle of 150ml.

And lastly, in the final step of this sebum trouble care series, we have the moisture gel.

Curél Sebum Care Moisture Gel

Liquid based gel spreads easily for speedy absorption into deeper layers of skin without leaving skin sticky.


Unlike most of the moisturizing gels found in the market, this Curél sebum moisture gel is slightly more watery state which makes it easier to be absorbed by the skin without feeling burden on the face.

To me, 3 pumps are more than enough for my whole face, and I can even spread it on my neck area too! Some moisture gels tend be sticky after application, which can make me slightly uncomfortable, however for the Curél sebum moisture gel, there is really minimal and almost no stickiness after it has been fully absorbed by the skin.

Usage Direction:

Apply 3-4 pumps gently over the entire face twice daily.

Suggested Retail Price:

Curél Sebum Care Moisture Gel is retailing at S$34.90 for a bottle of 120ml.

My Review after continuous usage of more than 2 weeks:

At the point of writing this entry, I have already been using the Curél Sebum Trouble Care series for more than 2 weeks going 3.

I noticed that my skin, even during non makeup days, it tends to stay hydrating and moisturizing while my face remains matte for longer hours than before.

Noticed that my skin is no longer that sensitive than before, probably because it helps to re-balance the skin natural PH value back.

I also noticed that it does helps in preventing acne and blemishes, there is a slight result, especially towards the recurrence acne spots that I always have, which I believe is the effect of the antiphlogistic that is infused in the range, which is an active ingredient that helps in relieving inflammation.

** Curél Sebum Care range is now available in Singapore at selected Guardian and Watson’s stores. **

Fancy A Sample? 

You can now redeem the sebum care samples at Curel SG Facebook HERE! 


Written by Michelle 황현이

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[Editorial] Time to head to the beach this summer!

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Life’s a bitch  beach I mean, and since it is Summer right now, how about planning a short beach getaway/beach holiday?

What can be better than wearing your favorite bikini collection and your beachwear and playing/dipping/enjoying by the sea? 🙂

And here are my top 5 Beaches that I would love to visit!

The Maldives

Do I need to say more? The Maldives are a top honeymoon destination in Asia. Many resorts occupy their own islands with plenty of private sand for everyone!

Boracay Island, Philippines

Powdery sand, clear water, postcard sunsets — describing tiny Boracay Island in the Philippines without using tourism clichés is impossible. The island is the epitome of Southeast Asian paradise. You should try norkeling, diving and all other major watersports here!

To be honest, I recalled back that I was been sponsored to go there a year to two ago by the tourism board. Everything was arranged and settled and it had to be canceled on the very last day before my trip as due to my work assignment. Every single time I recalled back this incident, my heart really hurts a bit, not because it was sponsored, but because I knew I had missed out all the fun with my fellow cliques. Ouch. Well, I shall head there again in the near future, hopefully!

Phuket, Thailand

Its watersports activities are top-notch, befitting an island with some of the world’s finest beaches. Patong Beach is perhaps the island’s most popular tourist haunt, owing to its easily-accessible beachfront, raucous nightlife, and cheap shopping.

Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi, Malaysia

If you are living in Singapore and have limited leave and wishes to go somewhere nearby, Langkawi will be a cool solution too though! 😉

And, this is my all-time favorite beach that I love the most and would keep on visiting whenever I can! Hehehe!

이호테우해변 (Iho Tewoo Beach), Jeju Island, South Korea

Iho Beach is conveniently located close to downtown Jeju City. The sandy, gently-sloping beach and its mix of city amenities and natural beauty make it a popular destination for tourists during the summer.


There are plenty of things for visitors to enjoy in the beach area. Visitors can rent boats to go fishing or fish off the seawall, an area known among the local fisherman for its abundance of sea smelts.

For a little exercise, take a walk by the pine trees to explore the lighthouses made in the shape of horses—both cute and functional.

Finish up the day with dinner at one of the many nearby sashimi restaurants and enjoy the gorgeous nightscape.

And, what’s beach without a little camping? 😀

Before I go, I just thought of showing you guys a must-go beach in South Korea during the month of July, why? Read on:

대천해수욕장 (Daecheon Beach)

보령머드축제 (Boryeong Mud Festival) (07.18.2014 ~ 07.27.2014)

Of the numerous festivals in Korea, it is the Boryeong Mud Festival that probably attracts the largest number of international visitors. During the festival period, tourists flock to the area to experience the beneficial properties of the Boryeong mud, and also to have lots of fun.

Fully immersed in the both the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in the mud mega tub.

It is only limited to the dates mentioned! So don’t miss it if you are in South Korea at this time! Have fun and chill! 😉 

Written by Michelle 황현이

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[Editorial] Great Singapore Sales 2014 – 10 top things worth buying!

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Great Singapore Sales 2014 is back again! With all the sales and promotions going on in the whole of Singapore, how could we simply missed out the online retail stores that we could easily get our desired items in the comfort of our home, with just a click away? 🙂

So in this post today, I will be sharing with you some of the items in both the beauty and fashion world that is worth the spurge on!

First up, I will be sharing with you the best items in the beauty category that I have personally picked.


Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly by NARUKO

This is simply one of the MUST-HAVE in my beauty regime, especially so for the blemish skin.

Interested in this? You can get them through online HERE!

What’s the catch? Get 25% off the price plus a handful of free gifts when you purchase any 3 of the creams/gelly. More details HERE!

Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum by OST

Read my description and review HERE!

Interested in getting this? You can get them HERE!

What’s the catch? The OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum is currently on promotion! You can get them at 14% off! Act fast!


For those that suffers from sparse/thin/weak eyelashes should consider getting their hands on this! I am currently using and a full review will be up soon! 🙂

Interested in getting this? You can find out more details and purchase from My LifeInc HERE!

Klarity™ Lasertox™ CC Miracle White Lotion

Yes! This is the next hit thing that everyone should have! I am glad that I have gotten the product to try way before its launch! This CC Miracle White Lotion is launched on the 26th June 2014. I will be reviewing it very soon on my blog. Stay tuned! 🙂

Interested to get this lovely silver holographic tube? You can find out more details and purchase HERE!

Vanit’e Wand by Absolute Allure

Why spend thousands and thousands on salons when you can have it all done in the comfort of your own home? If you had yet to read about this cute little baby, you can see HERE!

Interested to find out more details? You may visit HERE!

Now to the Fashion Part. Lets start off with some branded items from Zalora, shall we? 

Floral Baroque Print Fringed Kimono

Pink Floral Baroque Print Fringed Kimono by River Island features contrast trims and a printed design. This kimono is the perfect grab and go cover up! 

Interested to get it? Click HERE to purchase! 

Next, how does a houndstooth romper sounds?

My personal favorite, houndstooth details. I can never get enough of it. 

Oh! Did I mention that this set is really worth buying? It costs only not more than S$12!! Get it HERE! Their quality is assured, like I previously reviewed for them! 😀

How can summer be over without heading to the beach and wearing bikini? 

For a full set with romper included, it is definitely worth your every cent! What is the catch? It has push up effect and it is inclusive of romper, and only costs less than S$30! Buy HERE

I always love Crop Tops! Especially this! 

Nerd Crop Top for me please! And it only costs S$11! Awesome! 

Click HERE to choose your color and purchasing details! 

Last but not least, how can I not mention STYLENANDA!! 

STYLENANDA has been my style icon and fashion inspiration since it was launched! I just simply love their style so much. So much to match my personal character traits! ㅋㅋ

Want to get your hands on them? Find all their collections and styles/Lookbook HERE!

That’s all from me today! I hope this article helps in you in your GSS 2014!

Written by Michelle 황현이

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Diet pills for you? – Trimton 2 Pistol Shot Diet Pill! 速效瘦!

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Once upon a time, there lives a little girl who had been skinny for (literally) 2 decades of her life. She ain’t anorexic, she ain’t malnutrition, she ain’t underfed, neither did she looks like skin-and-bones. In fact, she gets hungry easily and she does eat a decent amount each time.

No matter how much carbohydrates and sinful food she ate, she just remained that size, and every time she went for her body check ups, the nurse would always deem her as slightly underweight.

Nothing lasts forever. The little girl hit the big 20s stage and things started to change. Work, stress and unhealthy living lifestyles caused her to balloon up her once that petite frame. Yes, she was balloon up to almost 10 kilograms within a short span of just one year!

She did not realize her (almost drastic) changes until she met her old school mates and they told her that she had became “builder” (Fatter in other words). She was devastated that her once petite frame had gone out of shape. It took her a long long time to shed that few kilograms off.

Yes, I am the little girl mentioned in this post. The little girl that literally take her body for granted. 

The journey of slimming down is really tough. One can’t expect instant results without working hard for it! I tried hard enough (not really actually) to get my weight back. My hard works are being paid off, and there are really obvious results after all those sweats and tears.

Good things doesn’t stays forever. Just almost half a year ago, I had to put on weight again due to work requirements. To be honest, I hesitated for some time before I agreed with it.

For those who had gone through these journey of slimming down would really understand how hard it really is, and WILL maintain their best shape after that.

Just some weeks back, I finally wrapped up the film/work and I NO LONGER need those extra fats with me no more! Then that comes the hard truth once again, how can I slim down and maintain my shape?

The first thing that came into my mind was — Diet pills. A diet pill that is safe, yet effective, with minimal side effect.

And I chose this, that is safe to use and no side effect (无副作用, 安全可靠)!:

Its Trimton 2 (速效瘦) – Hong Kong No.1 Best Selling Slimming Pills!

In case you are wondering, it is actually the advanced version of Trimton, that is especially made for Oil Reducing and Fat Burning (去油消脂)! I am going to brief you more about this shortly.

A little Background information on Trimton 2:

All ingredients of Trimton 2 are extracted from plants. For most products, major ingredients are destroyed by gastric acid in our body.

Trimton 2 latest breakthrough ingredient. Microencapsulation Technology (肠溶性微粒), helps to protect these effective ingredients from being ruined by gastric acid so that it can fully work to target at heavy fat area for ultimate burning result.

What is Microencapsulation (肠溶性微粒)?

The microencapsulation of Trimton 2 is a technology that functions mainly to avoid the side effect of ordinary pills.

Each pill has rich missile balls, and they have multi-layers of Ballistic Missiles or onions.

This allows it to dissolve layers by layers, and also avoids gastric acid to ruin the core effective essence.

Once the balls are absorbed into the intestine, the changed alkaline environment makes the final layers truly dissolved, and allows the fully absorbed functional ingredients to work!

So how does this little pistol works?

Target Oriented Fat Burn Effect.

Each Trimton 2 capsule is like 400 oriented missiles, automatically “smashing” heavy fat area and burning the fattest part of body.

Trimton 2 targets to slim wherever you want. As a result, only fat, but not breast fat, is burnt. With its various fat burn ingredients, it acts as a double effect to help attack the fat area, thus 100% eliminating fat.

Main Ingredients List and Functions:

Garcina Cambogia HCA:

A very popular slimming element in Japan! Garcina Cambogia extract has ingredients of HCA to speed up fat burning process. This is also used in US slimming pills which prevent new fats from growing and storing in our body.

Green Coffee Bean Extract:

The rich Chlorogenic Acid in unroasted green coffee bean is a fat decompose element that targets at heavy fat area, and helps speed up the burning of stored and stubborn fat.

Grapefruit Extract High Purity Extract:

The organic acids in this extract automatically speed up fat burning and effectively smash fat in a precise manner.

Green Tea Extract:

It can ease and restrain starch absorption to achieve a fat blocking result. It restrains the aliveness of amylolytic enzyme and the saccharase movement in enteric canal. This prevents extra glucose absorption.

Purple Rice Extract:

This is a unique ingredient of Trimton 2. It contains saccharase dissolution which helps to restrain absorption and prevent carbohydrate from overly turning to fat.

Tests also show that purple rice has a 10% to 20% higher capacity of decomposition. It also helps to prevent skin collagen from losing, and maintain its elasticity and moisture, making you look younger after slimming.

In A Nutshell: 

The main ingredients HCA & Chlorogenic Acid can help to reduce the fat up to 52%; Green tea polyphenols and organic acids can help to block oil intake up to 30% and help to slim up your whole body and lose weight. 


To be honest, I have been consuming Trimton 2 for almost a month now.

I am actually a non-pill person. What I mean is that I always got this phobia in taking pill tablets since young. It is always a task for me to swallow the tablets, especially if it is bigger in size. Fortunately, this pill is so easy to swallow down, without much struggle, probably because of its pistol shape.

2 weeks after taking the pills, I noticed that my weight is down by approximately 1.5kg, with normal meals and minimal exercise.

Just today, I weighed myself again and I am down to a total of 3kg  ever since the first day I started on the pill.

To be honest, I ever took other brands of diet pills too and usually there are some side effects, but for this Trimton 2, I am actually feeling so normal and no side effect at all. I do not have to worry about having palpitation, short-tempered (Frustration/emotional) and insomnia.

I did not feel any restless nor lethargic, instead, I feel so refreshed and recharge after I woke up, probably due to the natural ingredients found in Trimton 2? Oh! I almost forgotten to mention that it does not cause me any gastric issue too.

What I like most towards Trimton 2 is its flexibility. I do not have to adhere strictly to the timing, which means I am not restricted to take the pill before or after the meal. That means if I forgotten to take the pill out when I am out for my meals, I can always replace it when I am back from my meal!

I am not sure about you, but when it comes to slimming down, the fat that burns the fastest are usually on my boobs area. I ain’t sure why too, but it is always so disheartening to see that.

But with this Trimton 2, I realize something, I realize that my boobs are still intact (hahaha) and I noticed that the fats around my abdomen area seems to be smaller than before.

My thighs are (very) slightly smaller than it used to be, though I almost did not exercise at all during this period. My bad for that, I know I should be doing some workout in the meanwhile, but I am just so tied up with my work that I barely have any energy left to burn by the end of the day. Haha! (Excuses).

But I am pretty sure that if you can do some workout along with Trimton 2, the results will be much more amazing and impressive!


It is recommended to take 2 capsules of Trimton 2 daily for 3 months as a treatment. 

Usage Direction: 

Take 2 capsules a day, one for Breakfast/lunch, and the other one for dinner. You can either take it before/after your meal with a glass of lukewarm water. 

Retail Selling Price: 

Trimton 2 is retailing at S$118 and is available exclusively at all Guardian Outlets Singapore

Trimton 2 Facebook Page:

Thank you Trimton Singapore for the sponsorship that really saved my life! 🙂 I will definitely go for this brand again should I ever need a diet again! ㅋㅋㅋ

Written by Michelle 황현이

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