Sephora Spring Press Day

So another half a year has passed since Sephora Fall Press Day which I had the pleasure of attending last year. Thank you for having me again, Jasmine and Sephora team!

This year, expect to see many new Korean and US brands appearing in Sephora! I myself have grown to love some of these new brands which I got to meet during the event.

Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color

Some of my favourites from this season would be Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Capri. Its a bright coral red and glides on smoothly. Nudestix packaging never fails to amaze me every time. It comes with a sharpener in a tight metal casing.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream and Bye Bye Pores Primer

The widely popular Bye Bye Under Eye Cream and Bye Bye Pores Primer from IT Cosmetics are my new faves too! The Bye Bye Eye Cream really gives instant results! I am amazed with how insignificant my eye bags are after. In addition, the Primer is also oil free and even after the entire day, my face is oil free and as smooth as when i first applied it.

ThisWorks range

Stress Check Face Mask

My first time chancing upon this range, I immediately fell in love with the packaging and the purpose of the range.

It is a daily and emergency treatment mask to rescue and protect stressed out skin. Suitable for even damaged and sensitive skin.

Stress Check Breathe In

Refresh and calm your senses with this aroma-therapeutic roller ball an upgraded formulation of the deep sleep stress less.

Becca First Light Priming  Filter 

A wake up call for the skin, First Light Filter Face Primer brightens lackluster and dull skin and instantly refreshes the complexion. It’s perfect for flaunting a fresh canvas for all-day makeup wear. \ First Light Filter Face Primer is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates and is suitable for all skin types and tones. It looks violet but applies sheer.

Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette

A portable, tarteist™ PRO palette with six exclusive, metallic and matte shades that are enriched with Amazonian clay.

Feel like a makeup artist wherever you go with this high-performance PRO palette. It includes four new, long-wearing matte and metallic eyeshadows that are infused with Amazonian clay for smooth blending and flake-resistant wear, and two iridescent shades with a micro-shimmer, duo-chrome formula. Each shadow is loaded with deeply concentrated mineral pigments with a smart-blend technology to leave you with the same even, intense payoff as the original tarteist™ PRO palette.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

This highlight and contour palette helps you glow like a pro using healthy ingredients. Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look. Each of the four intense highlighting powders delivers a buildable, micro-shimmer strobing effect, and the two universal, matte contouring shades add balanced dimension in cream and powder formulas that can be worn alone or layered. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay, each shade balances your skin for the best payoff possible with no harsh lines and a long-wearing finish.

June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque & June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Masque

Both maques are housed in a resealable package perfect for travel size. This masque can be used several times! I love how moisturised my skin feels after applying.

Cover FX Custom Blot Drops Oil Control

This product supposedly should control oil and can be used as a primer. The best thing about Cover FX products is that it acts as an add on, you can add this product to any other products you own – foundation, moisturiser, serum etc. However the problem I faced was my foundation slide all over the face throughout the day and it it doesn’t really make much difference by the end of the day. Actually I personally would rather just use blotting papers though.

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

A loose setting powder that helps set foundation and provide a soft luminous finish.

This powder is rich in antioxidants to soothe and reduce redness and extend foundation wear to last all day. It also provides moisturizing benefits and controls shine while offering a light, luminous finish.

ZOEVA Brow Spectrum Palette

The palette comes equipped with a range of long-wearing, highly pigmented brow powders that seamlessly blend together to create customized shades with sheer to medium coverage as well as a selection of matte and shimmering highlighters to brighten eyes and visually lift up the arches – for intense brow statements or natural eye looks.

The formulation of the powders is enriched with vitamin E and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. Made in Italy.

Zoeva Pencils and Mascara

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology for depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level.

This product is very blendable and natural. Although it has slight shimmer on the pan but on the skin it melts beautifully on the skin. The color is very pretty on it’s own.

Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser

Rich in antioxidants, this facial cleanser purifies as it tones leaving skin poreless and refreshed. White and green teas combine with cranberry enzymes to neutralize free radicals and nourish, clarify and strengthen skin. Calming yucca, vitamin E and shea butter extracts help maintain skin’s natural pH balance. Experience a soothing cleanse that won’t strip, dry or irritate skin with Arcona’s White Tea Purifying Cleanser.

Arcona Eye Dew

Eye Dew is a protective anti-aging formula that hydrates and revitalizes the delicate skin around the eyes. Prevent the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles with a hearty dose of shea butter, hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids that act as a barrier to outside damage. Increase elasticity with liquid crystals and soothe damaged skin with anti-inflammatory blueberry extract.

Arcona Triad Pads

Get the replenishing benefits of Arcona’s Cranberry Toner in convenient cotton pads that cleanse, tone and hydrates the skin with an infusion of protective antioxidants. Packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, they leave skin clearer, healthier and restored.

FAB – FIRST AID BEAUTY 3 in 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion

A weightless, one-step color-correcting cushion with three universal tints to instantly brighten dullness, decrease redness, and even out tone, while hydrating and refreshing skin. Best for  uneven skin tone, redness, and dullness.

It gives a beautiful glow and for someone who does have some redness on my cheeks, it did it’s job on correction. It also adds a stunning radiance that stays sheer through your base makeup. Usually at the end of the night, my skin tends to shift red and blotchy, but not with this.

 

Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Creme in Slow Burn

Lasting wear meets hydration for a completely new liquid lipstick sensation with Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème. Enjoy the indulgent creaminess of this lipstick—now available in a luxurious liquid formula that glides onto lips so that they stay looking plump and full all day long. Formulated with Brazilian cupuaçu butter and collagen, the rich, creamy texture always feels cushiony, and lips never appear lined or cracked. Featuring a range of bold nudes and a delicate vanilla scent, each stroke of the velvety doe-foot applicator delivers unexpected, full, nude coverage with a subtle, satin sheen.

Marc Jacobs Highliner in Whirlpool

Make a bold statement with this extreme wear, waterproof eyeliner. Lay it all on the line and double down on color. Experience the intense pigment payoff and amazing glide of the original bestselling highliner in a new matte finish. The formula’s pure hues are glitter-free and intensified by the super-rich finish. The malleable formula glides on smoothly for precise application, then sets in place for all-day wear. For maximum impact, pair with O!mega lash shade extensions.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten

A natural-looking, radiance-enhancing highlighter with a unique texture and a barely-there feel. Bouncy-to-the-touch, this unique, radiance-enhancing highlighter is gossamer-light and melts into skin for a weightless feel. Ultrafine, light-diffusing particles help skin look lit from within with a soft, luminous, natural-looking glow.

Kat Von D Lock It Precision Powder Brush

Designed with high-quality, soft synthetic bristles, this brush is ideal for use with Lock-It Setting Powder to set under-eye concealer. It can also be paired with your favorite highlighter for precision strobing. The sleek, stiletto handle was inspired by a witch’s broomstick, with smooth, sturdy acrylic handles weighted for an ergonomic grip and ultimate control.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Satin Black

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible tip glides across the lashline for fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease.

Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent

This silky, non-drying powder features Micro-Blurring Technology to softly diffuse pores for a refined, selfie-ready finish. Formulated to be undetectable on all skintones, Lock-It Setting Powder has a complexion-boosting blend of mattifying particles to smooth imperfections and lock-in your look for a velvety matte finish. For flawless all-over setting, apply with the Lock-It Setting Powder Brush. To bake or set under-eye concealer, use the Lock-It Precision Powder Brush.

Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Light 45 Neutral 

Lock-It Foundation rocks so hard! Creamy and pigmented, it’s the only long-wear liquid formula we can count on to create a perfect canvas

Kocostar Masks 

Newly launched in Singapore, Kocostar took the storm. Coming up with creative masks and skincare, the brand sounds super instagram worthy!

Dr Jart Rubber Mask

Dr Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask in Clear Lover and Moist Lover

The Dr.Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask has 4 different types, Clear Lover, Firming Lover, Bright Lover, and Moist Lover. The rubber mask is pretty dry, as in that there is no extra fluid in the packet. It sicks to the inside of the packet so you have to take it out carefully for it’ll rip which happened to me. The mask feels like it’ll fall off but the ampoule does a good job of adhering the mask to the face.

Botanist Shampoo and Treatment

Botanist Shampoo and Treatment

A popular botanical silicone-free shampoo & treatment. BOTANIST is a Japanese hair care product available at our official online stores, and it’s receiving recognition as one of the top ranking products in JapanNorth America and France. It it fully contains plant oils and moisturizes your hair right after rinsing and also replenishes moisture to your dry winter hair.

Blithe Soothing and Healing Green Tea Splash Mask

An innovative way to mask, this green tea-infused liquid treatment is applied in the shower to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Perfect for Acne and blemishes, Redness and Pores.

Blithe Pressed Serum Crystal Ice Plant

Ice plant extract is combined with botanical extracts to provide skin with featherweight, lasting moisture while protecting against harsh climates and pollution. Formulated into a cooling gel cream, ice plant extract from the Sahara helps to soothe, hydrate, and minimize the appearance of pores. The all-in-one product is designed to condense serum and moisturiser into one step that nourishes and hydrates skin without feeling heavy.

Algenist Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum

A highly concentrated SOLID SERUM to REGENERATE, SMOOTH, and RECHARGE in 10 DAYS. This cutting-edge technology, combining the power of a serum and the texture of a cream in one, delivers highly potent actives overnight for a youthful, glowing complexion in the morning. This unique formula breaks into a serum on application and melts into the skin to provide a smooth, supple, and radiant complexion.

For Beloved One Girl Extreme Moisture Mineral Cloud Silk Mask

Targets dehydrated skin & dry patchy skin. Contains superb quality extracts and essences to moisturize, brighten, and regenerate the skin

For Beloved One Girl Skin Renewal Mineral Cloud Silk Mask

Targets oily skin with excessive sebum. Contains superb quality extracts and essences to moisturize, brighten, and regenerate the skin.

 

Soap and Glory Creamy Body Wash

Packed full of nourishing oils, our multi-tasking shower scent-sation foams into a rich, creamy lather to leave skin soaper-clean and super-smoothed

Alpha-H’s Vitamin B Serum

Alpha-H’s Vitamin B Serum is a potent vitamin serum fortified with Niacinamide and Copper Tripeptide to take on daily environmental elements and helps prevent the appearance of premature ageing. This supercharged serum also contains powerful natural antioxidant Chia to assist in plumping and hydrating the skin and Ferulic Acid to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone.

Alpha-H’s Clear Skin Daily Moisturizer

An ultra-light fresh gel which hydrates, refines pore size and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture using a blend of purifying botanical and natural antioxidants.

Caolion Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo

A detoxifying duo featuring a steaming mask that opens and deeply cleanses pores, then a cooling mask to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores.

The hot Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack cleans pore impurities and blackheads, and exfoliates dead skin cells with grain powder and steaming effects—resulting in firmer-looking skin. It contains charcoal powder to extract excess sebum and residual makeup that clog pores and 100 percent natural sparkling water to deeply penetrate into skin for enriched moisture. The cool Premium Pore Original Pack tightens up enlarged pores, calming and revitalizing the skin. It’s enriched with 100 percent Alaskan glacial water to keep skin moist even after the removal of mask while menthol enables a cooling effect to soothe troubled skin effectively.

This set contains 0.7 oz Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack and 1.05 oz Premium Pore Original Pack.

Moonshot Lip Feat

The long-lasting formula, available in semi matte with a natural gloss or full-coverage finishes, feels incredibly comfortable and hydrating upon application. It’s unique slant, the Moonshot signature bullet, is specially designed to effortlessly create the perfect, mistake-proof lip, while white sapphire powders allow each colour’s pigments to shine with their true intensity. Lip Feat shades are formulated without parabens, phenoxyethanol and benzophenone.

Moonshot Big Bang 10 Hand Cream

Relieve dry hands and restore smooth, supple skin. Made with deeply moisturising dragon fruit extract and shea butter, this Moonshot hand cream designed in collaboration with Big Bang artists absorbs quickly without ever feeling greasy or sticky. The iconic G-Dragon original eau de toilette scent of citrus and woody notes is ideal for men and women.

Moonshot Big Bang 10 Lip Balm

Quench parched lips with this limited-edition, 10th-anniversary lip balm by Moonshot designed in collaboration with Big Bang artists. The lightweight and unscented formula is enriched with moisturizing vitamin E, ceramides, rose hip oil and macadamia nut oil for a truly thirst-quenching lip treatment.

Estelle & Thild Spring Rose Blonde Body Scrub 

Gently buff away dry skin leaving the body smooth and refreshed. This organic body polish lifts away dead cells revealing soft and glowing skin. Uncover baby smooth skin enriched with organic ingredients that are carefully scented for a total sensory experience.

Fragrance Notes: Violet, Apricot, Rose

Estelle & Thild Biohydrate Total Moisture Daily Lotion

Treat your skin with a surge of vitamininfused hydration for a soft and radiant complexion. Totally hydrate and soften the skin. Lock in moisture while preventing dehydration.

Instantly hydrate and refresh your complexion with BioHydrate, our moisture rich vitamin boosting range. Replenish your skin’s moisture supply and uncover ultimate radiance. This refreshingly lightweight line nurtures the skin from the inside out.

Our smart technology works with Hyaluronic Acid’s unique delivery system transporting water to the skin for extended deep hydration.

Kate Somerville Eradikate Daily Cleanser 

This powerful, medicated cleanser delivers a luxuriously whipped texture and three percent sulfur to address acne and blemishes, draw out impurities, and target congested pores. Honey and rice bran extracts calm redness, while natural oat extract addresses excess sebum. With continued use, this gentle, yet effective daily cleanser leaves skin clearer with visibly minimized pores.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior

Wrinkle Warrior™ 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum is formulated with three sizes of hyaluronic acid to effectively target various skin concerns. It visibly plumps and hydrates while reducing the appearance of three different types of wrinkles: crow’s feet, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. The lightweight texture absorbs instantly to create a smooth complexion, improve the look of skin firmness and elasticity, and prep skin for a more flawless makeup application.

ERNO Laszio White Marble Translucence Cream

Boost your skin’s radiance and reveal lasting, hydrated luminosity. This brightening, tone-balancing cream works on a cellular level to help prevent oxidation, diminish dark spots and defy damaging environmental stressors.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

The energizing and refreshing Cucumber De-Tox™ Hydra-Gel Eye Patches visibly awaken fatigued skin. Infused with cucumber extract, the gel formula contours to eyes and supports skin’s natural detoxification process while visibly nourishing, hydrating, and de-puffing this delicate area. Aloe, chamomile, and allantoin soften and calm the eye’s apperance, while hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense moisture for a plumper look and visibly enhanced tone and density. Arnica and caffeine combat dark circles. Eyes are left looking and feeling bright, revitalized, and youthful.

OUAI Matte Pomade

Tame unruly ends and give your hair moldable texture with Ouai’s matte-finish pomade. The long-lasting, medium-control finishing paste delivers easy-to-distribute texture, shape and separation. Great for long and short hair styles, the formula is made with beeswax and kaolin clay to create soft thickness and piecey texture that looks effortlessly cool all day.

OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray 

Hello, off-duty model hair. Part hairspray, part dry shampoo, this ultra-lightweight spray builds incredible volume and texture. The talc-free formula is packed with volcanic minerals to absorb oil and keep hair looking full all day or night with more hold than dry shampoo on its own.

Mist onto dry hair and scrunch strands out with your fingers for a loose, lived-in look. For an instant refresh, flip hair upside down and spray. This product is scented with Ouai No. 3 Fragrance, containing notes of Italian bergamot, water lily and white musk.

OUAI Hair Oil

Ouai’s multitasking hair oil smoothes frizz and seals split ends for a high-gloss, silky finish. Packed with African galanga root extract and nutrient-rich ama, borage and baobab oils, it prevents color from fading and protects hair from sun damage.

OUAI Treatment Masque

After just one treatment, these healing masks leave strands incredibly soft and smooth. Their intensive moisturizing treatment works in minutes to repair damaged hair and increase resistance to future damage, while artichoke leaf extract seals cuticles and protects hair color from oxidative degradation.

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream 

Our rich, natural cleansing cream with Soap Bark deeply cleanses to remove dirt, excess oil and make-up.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water

Infused with the hardy, moisture-loving botanical Clary Sage, Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water is clinically proven to give skin an instantly nourishing, pH-balancing boost of hydration. Use it before your favorite moisturizer for visibly smoother, softer skin.

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen

A newly re-formulated, water-resistant, oil-free face and body lotion that protects from sun’s rays, defending skin from photaging and dehydration.

Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary

An innovative three-in-one mist that sets makeup, helps control oil and shine, and refreshes your defense against photoaging UV rays with an uplifting scent of rosemary and mint.

Percy & Reed Moisturising Shampoo, Conditioner and Wonder Treatment Oil

I am currently using these products and love how soft and smooth my hair is after using. Also, the Oil serves as a miracle pampering treatment. You can use this treatment before and after washing your hair.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

An innovative toning mist that sets makeup, provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores—inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth. Beloved by celebrities and makeup artists worldwide, the Beauty Elixir is the ideal priming base and setting spray between layers of makeup for a long-lasting and smooth finish. Also a great aftershave for men, the formula contains essential oils and plant extracts to clarify and brighten the complexion. I have used this before and thought it is indeed hydrating and useful.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting

A highly concentrated, oil-free serum that improves the appearance of dark spots, promotes even skintone, and boosts radiance. Highly concentrated with naturally powerful Viniferine, this satiny serum reduces the appearance of existing dark spots such as acne marks, scars, and damage revealing a brighter, more even complexion.

LaQa & Co Avo Lip Butter

A creamy whipped formula with 12% natural Avocado Oil, this superfood lipstick creates a powerful yet gentle skin moisturizer. Avocado oil contains natural peptides, boosts collagen production and heals cracked lips. My fave shade is Olive Rose.

Each box is printed with original artwork and the same artwork is water printed on every barrel. This rare type of artistic transfer ensures that no two pieces are ever exactly alike. Carry an unique piece of art with you everywhere you go, while pampering a gorgeous healthy pout.

Stila Magnificient Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronzed Bell

Stole the hearts of my friends! I applied a thick layer over my eyelid at the Guerlain event and everyone asked me what brand was it. Its a very pretty shimmery shade and its my first time using a liquid eye shadow.

#BETTERHAIRDAYS with Chez Vous Hair Salon

I believe most of you would have known by now that I have been doing my hair at Chez Vous Hair Salon for the past 1 year and it has been an amazing journey with them. In a single year, I managed to try out 4-5 various pastel colours. Not sure if you guys remember these colours! Even though I bleached my hair 4 to 5 times to achieve these colours, my hair is surprisingly not that damaged and what’s the reason for it? I guess it’s because of the brilliant hair treatments I have went through! Below are the recent treatments I have went through.

HAIR BOTOX + FILLERS THERAPY

I believe most of you must have heard of fillers and botox for the face right but guess what, botox and fillers are not just for the face! The first-ever salon hair treatment to be inspired by aesthetic beauty treatments, ChezVous’ Hair Botox + Fillers Programme works like Botox and hyaluronic fillers for the skin, which effectively smoothen wrinkles and plump sunken facial contours. This ground-breaking semi-permanent hair therapy fills up the “holes” in the hair cuticles (tell-tale signs of sustained damage) with long-lasting reparative hair supplements such as micronized amino lipids, natural jojoba and avocado oils, and keratin concentrates to strengthen and reduce breakage. Stubborn frizz is smoothed away with silk protein and ceramide, and the hair is saturated with hyaluronic acids for intensive hydration.

This therapy is a one-of-a-kind treatment and can reduce unruly curls, waves and frizz but preferably not that ideal for those who wish to retain their natural waves or permed curls.

Procedure:

Before starting the treatment, my hair was that damaged and frizzy.

cream used to apply on the hair before ironing with hair iron to lock in the moisture

hyaluronic treatment added in a syringe

BESPOKE BOOSTERS

So besides having done the treatment, I also received a box of boosters for home beauty care.

Chez Vous has developed its own homecare line – Trilogy Bespoke Boosters (BB), designed to be a complete customizable 30-day hair recovery programme, using miniaturized in-salon treatment grade ingredients, focusing on inner care. 1 Booster application is equivalent to 5 ordinary hair mask usage. Each booster is hand-poured and tailored according to individual guest’s hair needs:

  • Soothe & Smooth: for unmanageable, unruly and frizzy hair
  • Enrich & Glow: for color-treated hair
  • Repair & Rescue: for overly processed and damaged hair
  • Feed & Fit: for weak, brittle and stressed hair

BEFORE AND AFTER using the Trilogy Bespoke Boosters (BB):

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NYX VELVET MATTE LIPSTICKS

These gorgeous VELVET MATTE LIPSTICKS from NYX are highly pigmented, lasting lipsticks with a velvety- matte finish.

 

Love how pigmented they are, though abit drying on the lips but I found I was able to layer them on nicely. I especially love mixing EFFERVESCENT and BEACH CASUAL to form a soft pink. Below you can find the full swatches of the 9 out of 12 shades I have. 

Personal, A brand new me

Well, I am not one who love to share about my personal life all over social media because of the fear of being judged or being criticised but I guess I don’t really have to care about what others might think right since we all have secrets anyway. So what I really want to talk about is my new year resolutions. Its never too late to talk about them right? I think the important question is whether am i going about fulfilling them. So month of January was a serious wake up call for me. I met with so many disappointments I can’t even…but I think because of this, it caused me to question myself if whatever I am doing is right and this should be the way. Watched the show La La Land, and honestly, it wasn’t very interesting to me and I don’t want to pretend it is. Even though it wasn’t interesting to me, but it did served a higher purpose, it actually enlightened me. I had a few doors slammed in my face this month and was on the brink of giving up but then this show just give me a jolt and made me question that what if I dared to be different and showcase a different side of me, somebody that I really am.

I want to be a better me this year and all in all i want to love myself more this year. I have been neglecting my health and my heart that I want to give myself more love this year. Instead of pouring out love to others and probably get taken for granted, why not give myself more love? So the first thing I did was to sign up GYM. I am damn lazy and I never ever exercise. I am the kind who will never go to the gym or do any sports. I am probably the “dragger”?  And because of this notion I went to sign up fitness first.

I want to keep a routine, something to build on my resilience and discipline. I will wake up at 630am every day to head to gym before working or running errands.

I want to travel at least half a year for purely holidays to recharge myself and find inspirations.

I want to give my affection to a pet. Someone who is my best friend and companion.

I want to indulge in sweets that are good for my health like my fave dark chocolate. I wanna smoother myself with body lotion, neck cream and hand cream and whatever creams. I want to sleep to a nice scent every night.  I want to indulge myself. If no one buys me flowers I want to buy myself some flowers. If no one buys me a present, I want to buy myself a present. So yes, my notion for this year is to love myself more.

Whitening My Smile With Pop Smile!

whats in the ultimate kit!

Do you have a thing for pearly whites? Went for laser teeth whitening at a clinic before and even though it was effective it did not last and it was crazy expensive too :( This changed the moment I found my whitening magic, POP SMILE! Perfect for sensitive teeth like mine, its peroxide free! Do you know Peroxide can damage your enamel, burn your gums and leave your teeth sensitive? Smile brighter and whiter without breaking the bank. All you need is simply 10 minutes a day and you can get clinically proven results at home. Not only is it easy to use, you get fast results too!

A teeth whitening brand, POP SMILE helps your selfie game to get a whole lot stronger!

With a 99% natural, peroxide-free whitening gel, plus a patented pre-treatment and a little LED magic, POP SMILE‘s teeth whitening kit brightens teeth by up to 8 shades (clinically proven).

3 peroxide-free whitening gels.
per syringe

√99% natural and peroxide-free formula.
√ Clinically proven results.
√ Made in the US. FDA registered.
√ Patented pre-treatment.
√ Whitening trays customisable to your own teeth shape to maximise results. Teeth Whitening Pen, Whitening Trays Case and Travel Pouch included.

comes with a travel pouch

Besides the performance benefits, you get to enjoy Free Shipping World Wide and its SAFE FOR SENSITIVE TEETH.

LED Device

Use the kit everyday for 10 mins only for 9 days! Enjoy your beaming smile for up to 3 months before repeating after 3 months!

1. Prep your teeth using a Pre-Treatment swab – Whitening Accelerator for the first 5 days

2. Form the whitening trays by boiling water and pour into a flat container allowing it to cool slightly. Using the handle tabs on the whitening trays, place the trays in hot water for 5-7 seconds only before placing in your mouth and pressing with fingers to form around your teeth. Remember to cut off the tabs!

3. Fill the whitening tray with 0.5ml of the peroxide-fee whitening gel and place in your mouth, removing excess gel from the gums.
4. Smile and place the LED Light in front of your teeth. Close mouth and press the white button to activate the light. Sit back, relax and get ready for your bright, new POP SMILE! After 10 minutes, remove the LED device and trays. Rinse mouth and trays with lukewarm water. Remember to remove plastic under the batteries before use
Follow with the whitening pen for even brighter teeth!

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND THOUGHTS

I have went for teeth whitening at aesthetic clinics before and boy was it a hassle! The process was tedious, long and uncomfortable. The process took about 45 minutes but it was very uncomfortable as I had to put the device and tool inside for the entire 45 minutes which didn’t felt good and wasn’t worth it I guess.

Love that this kit provides so much convenience and makes the perfect travel kit! I love how easy it is to use and how effective the product is.

BEFORE AND AFTER

BEFORE
AFTER

Thats all about my experience so far,  I highly recommend this kit for those interested in teeth whitening! Thank you for reading and hope this review helped you in deciding if this kit is perfect for you. Find out more information here!

 

My Buys From USKOOP!

Enjoy Online Shopping? Me too! There are many perks that comes along with online shopping. I especially love to ship things from overseas because thats when its more unique as local Singaporeans don’t really have access to them! I have been purchasing from a few shopping portals previously and thought they were really slow and expensive when it comes to the shipping portion so I went on a hunt for a better shopping portal and guess what, thats when I discovered USKOOP! Have you heard of them? If you haven’t, you are missing out!

Uskoop IS your NEW best friend when it comes to online purchases! They are an online concierge who specialise in helping shoppers buy and get their purchases delivered with a simplified and integrated shopping process.

They are an one-stop portal that helps online shoppers enhance their global shopping experience. With their platform and services linked to merchants in the US and UK who sell authentic and quality products, shoppers (like me and YOU!) who desire to buy from overseas merchants overseas can simply use Uskoopto buy the products they want and shipping will be coordinated and managed by Uskoop. Avid shoppers no longer have to navigate different web sites to buy and arrange shipping separately OR fear not being able to buy products that overseas merchants do not ship internationally.

Striving to make the shopping process as simple as possible, the purchasing process is really easy. There are only 4 steps to it!

  1. Head over to USKOOP
  2. Visit the Global Merchant websites
  3. Paste the products’ URL onto USKOOP portal
  4. Checkout

This saves so much time, shipping costs and agent fees as well without the hassle to navigate and checkout from various online stores. As a bonus,  they even help shoppers source the products WE desire AT A BETTER PRICE from lesser known merchants and provide full service support to follow up with the merchants on their orders. Don’t you think we will benefit in saving much time and costs when shopping great buys from overseas merchants with Uskoop?

If you are a makeup and brand addict, some of the items you can get are the LIMITED EDITION HOURGLASS Ambient® Lighting Surreal Light Blush, Bronzer & Strobe Powder Palette from Nordstrom, LORAC palette, Anastasia Beverly eyeshadow palette, designer bags, wristlets and shoes from Macys or 6pm at a very reasonable rate. Other trending stuffs like beauty products from BH Cosmetics, designer bags from Coach US or Kate Spade US or even luxury items like Christian Louboutin US are also available too!

I bought this gorgeous fully customised Adidas Superstar from them and guess what, they perfected my customised features for me! No other portals that I know of are able to do that for me. Thank you USKOOP for going through the pains of understanding my customisable features and getting it for me. Now you guys know my secret. You too, can get this from USKOOP! Don’t say I never share.

 

Oh and make sure you follow their FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM PAGE for more of such promotions and offers. Hop onto #USKOOPBUYS to checkout what other people bought too!

 

Fav Collagen Drink: FANCL TENSE UP

Many of my friends like to ask me this question about how I can look this radiant and as always, my secret is the same. All thanks to FANCL Tense Up collagen drink, I look radiant and have this radiant glow on my skin all the time! I have always been a loyal consumer of FANCL Tense Up since I was 19. Never stopped since. My sister is a firm believer of FANCL Tense Up too! She drank for a consecutive 3 months right before her wedding and was raving about it the whole time which got me on the bandwagon too.

I believe you guys have heard me raving about FANCL Tense Up previously right? In my previous trip to visit FANCL outlets in Hong Kong, I was educated on the harmfulness of preservatives in skincare and how preservatives affects the efficacy of the active ingredients in skincare. It also affects the skin’s DNA and causes stress to the skin. Not only that, it weakens the skin’s elasticity and stimulates melanin production too! Of course, if you do not want any of these adverse effects happening to you, usage of products with no preservatives are a must! FANCL stresses strongly that their products are 100% No Preservatives and contain no skin damaging additives, or mineral oils.

With that, FANCL developed the Tri-Peptide Collagen, a patented Japanese technology to replenish the exact collagen type needed by skin to produce or replenish collagen loss. Each FANCL Tense Up drink has 2600mg of collagen.

Tri-Peptide Collagens are tiny molecules that are easily absorbed by the skin. Retailing at $58 for 50mL x 10 bottles in a box, I found it very affordable! They also come in small bottles that are very easy to bring whenever I travel!

We just had a fun blogger event where we used TenseUp as an ingredient in coming up with desserts and drinks. You can try it too!

Of course, not many people like the taste of collagen drinks and even think collagen is something extra and unnecessary. And if you have tried other brands’ collagen drinks and find the taste strange, you will like Tense Up because it has a very fruity taste. It’s actually delicious.

Most of us only care about the outer beauty, but what about inner beauty? We should not neglect the importance of Beauty Supplements! Beauty Supplements are what you need to ‘boost’ your skin care regime. Supplements brings much needed skincare into your body. . Like your usual vitamin C and E intake, collagen should be included in your beauty regimen too! Collagen helps maintain the skin’s firmness, moisture level and elasticity which is key to staying youthful!

Many people think collagen is for mature women, but do you know that the earlier you start, the better? Suitable for whether you are in your 20s, 30s and 40s, it is never too early or too late to replenish collagen. So, after taking Tense Up Collagen Drink, I found my skin to be more moisturized and makeup stays longer throughout the day too! And of course, that subtle glow on the face cannot be missed! Before, my skin would appear dull after a long day at work—but now it’s visibly radiant even if I’m out all day. I also don’t have to retouch makeup as often as I used to.

For usage, wise, you can consume it any time of the day after meal, or before bed but its highly recommended to drink it at night before sleep because skin metabolism rate is higher at night during sleep. I like to bring FANCL Tense Up with me wherever I go, its quite travel friendly so I would bring some bottles with me when I go travel. I can also just have it after a jog!

You can find FANCL at Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Raffles City and Suntec City West Wing. And just last 25 November, they opened a new counter at VivoCity! If you visit their VivoCity counter, you can participate in a lucky draw where you can stand to win an iWatch Generation 2 with any purchase! Just visit any time from 25 to 25 December to participate!

You can also get a FREE $10 e- voucher when you download the iFANCL app for the first time! You can download the iFANCL SG app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Also, remember to follow FANCL Singapore Facebook Page for amazing offers and discounts!

Thank you for reading and I hope this helped you in understanding the benefits of drinking collagen while young.

Exfoliate & Lift With Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion!

Remember my last review on Phillips latest VisaPure Advanced skincare tool and me raving about it? I am currently trying their Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion and boy am I surprised how amazing this product is!

The new range of Philips skincare tools offers women four new ways to refresh and pamper their skin. The range comprises of Philips VisaPure Essential Anti-Blemish, Philips VisaCare, Philips VisaBoost, and Philips VisaPure Advanced and they feature innovative technologies in the areas of skin cleansing and care, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. Designed for women across different age groups and skin types, this line of smart beauty solutions is sold exclusively at five Sephora stores in Singapore.

Philips VisaPure Essential Anti-Blemish, Philips VisaCare, Philips VisaBoost, and Philips VisaPure Advanced aim to bring the salon experience into the home, giving women’s otherwise manual beauty regimes a face lift through advanced technologies.

Exfoliate and lift with Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion. Equipped with the microdermabrasion technology commonly used in professional beauty salons, the Philips VisaCare invigorates and maintains skin’s natural youthful look. Philips VisaCare’s DualAction Air Lift and Exfoliation system encourages blood circulation, while removing dead skin cells.

This stimulates the natural cell renewal process, resulting in younger-looking skin in just four to six weeks. Suitable for all skin types, the Philips VisaCare can be used for five minutes twice a week for a smoother, firmer and more radiant skin. 93% of women who have used Philips VisaCare reported instantly smoother skin, while 84% agreed their skin looks more radiant and healthier.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I felt that the product was easy to use and liked that right after using the product I could feel that my skin was tighter and definitely more radiant afterwards. Being a home based spa treatment product, the product is less bulky and provides almost similar to a good spa experience except minus the time and money spent.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The new range of Philips skincare products will be available from March 17, 2016 at the selected Sephora Stores: Ion Orchard #01-05/06; Marina Bay Sands #B2-43/44; Serangoon NEX #01- 35/36/37; Suntec City Mall #01-314/315/316; and Vivo City #01-178.

The product is retailing at S$489.

Rejuvenation with Philips VisaPure Advanced!

Been trying a new skincare tool recently and love how useful it is! The Philips VisaPure Advanced, one of the four new products in Phillip’s New Line of Advanced Skincare Tools retails exclusively at Sephora stores in Singapore and is the product I am in love with recently.

Building on the success of the award- winning Philips VisaPure, Philips is now bringing in four new skincare tools for women in Singapore. The Philips VisaPure Essential Anti-Blemish, Philips VisaCare, Philips VisaBoost, and Philips VisaPure Advanced feature innovative technologies in the areas of skin cleansing and care, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.

With women increasingly leading such hectic lifestyles, the Philips VisaPure Advanced combines several beauty tools into one device, for a stepped up beauty routine that leaves skin radiant, revitalized and healthy quickly and more affordably at home. The new line of Philips skincare tools aims to bring the salon experience into the home, giving women another alternative to add to their beauty regime that uses technology to enhance and protect their skin.

The new range of Philips skincare tools offers women four new ways to refresh and pamper their skin. Taking at-home skincare routine to the next level, the Philips VisaPure Advanced features a tailored cleansing and care approach, providing women with a pampering three-step facial in less than five minutes. Developed in collaboration with Japanese massage experts, this advanced facial cleansing tool comes with three interchangeable heads – Deep Cleansing, Revitalizing Massage and Fresh Eyes – that work to improve micro-circulation, increase absorption of skincare products and refresh tired eyes.

Fresh Eyes Brush – which is used for the eyes but can double up as a face massager too!
Revitalizing Massage Brush

PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I found the tool to be an interesting addition to my home and with the convenience given, I no longer need to travel far and out to get my facial treatment done. I love how  convenient this skincare tool is, and how it cleanses, rejuvenates and refreshes my skin. The bristles on the brushes are also not painful and are not harsh on the skin.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The retail price is S$455 and the new range of Philips skincare products is already available at the selected Sephora Stores: Ion Orchard #01-05/06; Marina Bay Sands #B2-43/44; Serangoon NEX #01- 35/36/37; Suntec City Mall #01-314/315/316; and Vivo City #01-178.

CONTEST GIVEAWAY

WISH to win a  PHILIPS VisaPure Advanced? All you have to do is answer this question, WHY do you want to win the Philips VisaPure Advanced? 

ONE lucky winner will stand to win a Phillips VisaPure Advanced for herself/himself!

Hope this post helped in your decision on whether to purchase the product and thank you for reading xx

 

A Day with ACUVUE Define Lens!

So I am not exactly a fan of Contact Lenses because they are mostly uncomfortable especially the coloured contacts I like! Not only are they uncomfortable they can be rather drying and becomes very difficult to take it out after a day of wearing as it tends to stick to the eyeball. These issues made me resist wearing contacts on a daily basis and knowing I have these issues, my good friend recommended me to try out ACUVUE Define lenses which I did and I am now a true convert. Their beauty lens, 1-DAY ACUVUE® Define® keeps my eyes moist throughout the day, adding that natural shine to my eyes making them look sparkly and sharp. You might want to stay tune to the end while I tell you how the lens keeps up with my demanding days!

Committed to bringing healthy vision to everyone, everyday, ACUVUE® users can look forward to a premium and comprehensive  contact lens fitting experience at ACUVUE® Experience Centres (AEC).

For the first time, I went through a comprehensive eye health check provided by Choy Peng, my Eye Care Professional (ECP) at Optique Paris Miki (Takashimaya) LEVEL 4 TAKASHIMAYA DEPARTMENT STORE, SINGAPORE 238873.

First eye vision check

Besides the comprehensive eye health assessment, I was given a personalized consultation which allowed me to understand my lifestyle and vision correction needs. During the session, I was given an accurate vision measurement and prescription. I was also given advice on contact lens fitting, removal and maintenance.

Air pressure test going on

The comprehensive check includes checking against eye pressure, and you will be referred to the specialist if the eye pressure is too high. I then went through their slit lamp biomicroscophy and was checked against any inflammation, infection, tumours. My lashes, cornea and eyelids were thoroughly checked as well.

My ECP was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. During the session, I got to try on the lens and see how it fits. The lens fitted well and I was completely SOLD.

Washing my hands clean before fitting on lens

Honestly, wearing contact lenses may appear daunting at first but with a little practice and patience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is!

My ECP guiding me through

The lens goes on like a glove!

 

 

the test that checks if there’s any abnormalities after fitting lens on
My ECP going through and seeing if there’s any abnormality after fitting the lens on

BEFORE AND AFTER

Check out my before and after, my eyes look aesthetically bigger and certainly more attractive!

BEFORE
AFTER

PROMOTION

Retailing at $64 per box (30 lenses in a box), download $30 e-voucher HERE to try 1-DAY ACUVUE® Define® with their newly launched variants Radiant Bright™ and Radiant Charm™ (Voucher is also valid for other key brands –ACUVUE® OASYS 1-DAY, MOIST® for Astigmatism, MOIST® Brand Multifocal).

This post was created in partnership with SingPost / Sample Store and ACUVUE®.