BlackBox August Edition – The Beauty Prologue Exclusive Pack

Drumroll please…Introducing BlackBox’s August Edition – The Beauty Prologue Exclusive Pack!

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As usual, BlackBox never fails to surprise me with their latest additions! This month THEY marry needs and wants, head to toe, inside out, all in a pack for us to enjoy.

At a modest price of $12.90, BlackBox creates a regimen of products that works wonder!

TruLife Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar

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PERSONAL REVIEW

Most people already know the benefits of TruLife Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar especially for its various health benefits. Being very vain girls, I am a hardcore fan of Bird’s Nest! I have been taking home-brewed bird’s nest since young and trust me when I say this tastes almost home-made. I love the fact that it’s 100% genuine and authentic. TruLife believes in bringing consumers the highest quality and content by implementing organic farming methods. Lightly sweetened, with no colouring, preservatives or artificial flavouring added, this drink is suitable for all ages!

  • Texture: Smooth and very soothing to the throat
  • Taste: Savoury sweet with a slight truffle taste
  • Colour: Yellowish
  • Smell: Truffle smell

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • Made with 100% genuine and carefully selected bird’s nest
  • Every bottle contains high concentrations of natural bird’s nest
  • No added preservatives and artificial flavoring

Check out more of their products here: www.trulife.com.sg!

HOW TO USE

Best to consume in the morning or before bedtime. It can be consumed chilled or warm. Take one bottle daily.

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

6’s x 70g @ $45.80

WHERE TO BUY

NTUC FairPrice, Watsons, Robinsons, Metro, Big Box Megastore, Nishino pharmacies.

Uriage Thermal Water (Eau Thermale D’Uriage)

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PERSONAL REVIEW

We all know the importance of keeping your skin hydrated and we all know dehydration is one main cause to premature aging, sagging and lifeless skin. If you are always trap in an air-conditioned room over long hours all day every day, you could be prone to experiencing dehydrated skin. Bring along a facial mist wherever you go and spray some over your face every now and then. This face mist is already one of my essentials when I am traveling.

  • Texture: Non sticky and non greasy
  • Taste: Not applicable
  • Colour: colourless
  • Smell: odourless

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Isotonic, it acts in perfect osmosis with the skin.
For all skin types. Suitable for infants, adult and even sensitive skin.

Check out more of their products here: www.facebook.com/UriageSingapore!

HOW TO USE

Spray directly on face or skin as frequently as desired. No need to pat or wipe away after spraying. Allow your skin to absorb the minerals.

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE 

50ml @ $15.90; 150ml @ $20.90; 300ml @ $27.90; Twin Pack of 300ml @$29.90

WHERE TO BUY

21st Century Beauty Spa, BHG, Guardian, John Little, Metro, OG, Robinsons, Watsons and Qoo10.

Pearlie White Fluorinze Alcohol Free Fluoride Mouth Rinse

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PERSONAL REVIEW

Everyone loves to get a fresh “breather” (no pun intended) right? Pearlie White has always been my choice, so imagine my excitement when I received this in the box! Do you know it is actually essential to place Fluoride mouth rinse as your last step to oral cleansing after brushing your teeth. It helps to reduce cavities and periodontal disease. I like this product because it doesn’t burn as much as other brands of mouth rinses in the market.

  • Texture: smooth to the throat
  • Taste: minty
  • Colour: green
  • Smell: minty

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Enhanced with added ingredients like Tea Tree Oil and Thymol to help fight bacteria that causes bad breath, plaque and cavities. It is free from harsh ingredients like SLS, Parabens and Saccharin.

Check out more of their products here: www.pearliewhite.com!

HOW TO USE

Swish the mouth rinse vigorously for 30 seconds and then spit it out.

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

750ml @ $8.20; 500ml @ $6.90, 250ml @ $4.20; 100ml @ $2.00

WHERE TO BUY

www.pearliewhite.com, Watson’s, Guardian, Cold Storage, Isetan, NTUC Fairprice, Meidi-ya, Mustafa, CK Departmental, Robinsons, John Little, Unity Healthcare, NHG Polyclinics, Changi General Hospital Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Pharmacy, NUH (National University Hospital) Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate

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PERSONAL REVIEW

I was really excited when I received this product in the box after reading up on all its benefits. It consists of high level of hydrating properties that are usually found in skincare/beauty products. Now, they have also made it possible for full body use too! This 2 in 1 product also promises to provide us with smoother, silkier and firmer skin after every use.

  • Texture: Gel-like and watery
  • Taste: Not applicable
  • Colour: Transparent
  • Smell: Similar to alcohol

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Unlike the 90% purity of most products in the market, this gel treatment contains 99.5% pure Hyaluronic Acid.

Check out more of their products here: www.handchemistry.com!

HOW TO USE

Apply evenly to hands and body twice or more daily for well hydrated, happy skin.

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

240ml @ $48.90

WHERE TO BUY

All Watsons outlet.

EXTRA TIP

If you are experiencing very dry or scaly skin, here’s a quick remedy. Just like how you would apply serum before your moisturiser on your face, you can double the effectiveness and absorption rate by applying a layer of Hyaluronic Concentrate to your skin first, followed by your preferred hand cream or body lotion of your choice.

Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner

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PERSONAL REVIEW

Besides regular treatments, I always believe using the right shampoos and conditioners is important too because they are your daily care. Monthly treatments can never compare to regular daily treatments you have for your mane. Which is why I am a huge fan of Tsbuaki Extra Moist shampoo and conditioner because with Hyaluronic Acid and Camellia Oil, it promotes moist and shine in your hair leaving it more manageable.

  • Texture: Smooth and Thick
  • Taste: Not applicable
  • Colour: Cream
  • Smell: Floral smell

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Extra Moist range moisturises the hair and boosts up to 8 hours of lasting moisture with the long-acting hyaluronic acid. Tsubaki Koji S to soften and moisturise both the hair and the scalp. The Camellia Oil within helps to revitalize hair shine and gives a fresh floral scent.

Check out more of their products here: www.facebook.com/TsubakiSG!

HOW TO USE

Shampoo: Cleanse by massaging the scalp using the balls of your fingers. Rinse well. Conditioner: After shampooing, apply an appropriate amount to the entire hair and scalp, and rinse well.

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

500ml @ $16.90

WHERE TO BUY

Exclusively in Watsons

Mores White Booster Plus+

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PERSONAL REVIEW

If you are facing skin problems such as dark spots, post acne scars or dull skin, this is a must get! We all need a collagen booster to give our skin some extra care. This moisturiser doubles up as an intensive treatment that is suitable for daily use, twice a day. To lighten dark spots, dab some on the areas you wish to treat and leave it on overnight.

  • Texture: thick, non greasy and oily
  • Taste: Not applicable
  • Colour: white
  • Smell: sweet smelling, similar to floral smell

PRODUCT INFORMATION

An intensive whitening and collagen booster using the latest Double Phytocell Technology and Nano total base system from Switzerland. With consistent usage, skin barrier will be strengthened, reducing acnes/pimples formation and revealing a more radiant and supple skin.

HOW TO USE

Apply Mores White Booster PLUS+ twice daily, day and night. For optimum skin booster results, apply it generously and leave it overnight as a sleeping mask treatment or alternatively, dab onto dark spots/scars.

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BEFORE & AFTER ABSORPTION

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

30ml @ $39.50

WHERE TO BUY

www.bebeblanc.com.sg

Mores 2 Eyes Sleeping Eye Mask

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PERSONAL REVIEW

Like all sleeping masks, this mask is super convenient as it allows you to let the product work its magic while you are sleeping! Dark eye circles, wrinkles or puffiness around the eye areas are common problems we face these days. Late nights, stress or simply frequent application of makeup can lead to premature ageing around the eye areas too. Sleeping masks are best for lazy people like me.

  • Texture: lightweight, non greasy and oily
  • Taste: Not applicable
  • Colour: white
  • Smell: sweet smelling

PRODUCT INFORMATION

This highly effective intense hydration eye mask infuses the use of the newest premium ingredient, MDI Complex and highly concentrated botanical extracts.

HOW TO USE

Apply Mores 2 Eyes Sleeping Eye Mask on a regular basis, 2 to 3 times a week to achieve a more rejuvenated and radiant looking eyes! Alternatively, you can apply at the corner of mouth for firming.

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BEFORE & AFTER ABSORPTION

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RETAIL SIZE AND PRICE

15ml @ $52.50

WHERE TO BUY

www.bebeblanc.com.sg

PROMOTIONS

So…currently, BlackBox is throwing a SG50 promotion! Get this pack for $12.90 exclusively from 31 July. (U.P $79.30). While stocks last! For more information, head over to www.blackbox.sg.

Also, specially for my readers, Quote <BBXSYDNEY10> for 10% OFF all other exclusive items!

Hope this helps and thank you for reading! xx

REVIEW – WATSONS

Hello guise,

About a week back, I was kindly given the latest Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil collection by Watsons and boy am I glad this came in time before I left for HK so I could bring some of the products on my trip! The Hair Oil and Body Scrub was my favourite of the loot but of course all the items were amazing too!

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MORE ABOUT WATSONS

Watsons is Singapore’s leading beauty and health retailer with more than 100 stores located islandwide. Aligned with its philosophy of bringing ‘more’ to customers’ lives, Watsons strives to bring the best in beauty and health products to consumers at affordable prices. A strong advocate of preventive care, Watsons has also enhanced its health platform with 38 pharmacies located within its key stores, offering services such as medication dispensing and review, health screening packages and counseling on smoking cessation and minor ailments. In January 2011, Watsons became the first health and beauty retailer to be awarded the Singapore Service Class (S-Class) Certification by SPRING Singapore, given to businesses that have attained service excellence covering areas including leadership and customer satisfaction. Watsons is owned by Hong Kong-listed A.S. Watson Group, a Hutchinson Whampoa company.

NATURALS BY WATSONS MARULA OIL COLLECTION

Naturals by Watsons unveils Africa’s beauty secrets with its latest Marula Oil body and hair care collection featuring Certified Organic Marula Oil and Mafura Butter from Africa.

In July 2015, Naturals by Watsons introduces its latest Marula Oil collection, packed with antioxidant and essential fatty acids for long-lasting hydration and protection against harmful free radicals. The collection also features another star ingredient Mafura Butter, known for its anti-ageing properties. All these combined ingredients in the simplest and most natural way, help to soften skin and improve hair elasticity. The Marula Oil range presents eight products with a multitude of skin and hair care functions to deliver effective moisture and suppleness for healthier skin and bouncier hair.

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NATURALS BY WATSONS MARULA OIL RANGE

Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Shampoo

This Marula Oil Shampoo thoroughly cleanses hair, delivering nutrition to the roots for optimal scalp health.

Volume: 490ml Price: $12.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Conditioner

Uniquely formulated for moisture-deprived hair with anti-oxidants that give nourishment to hair roots, the Marula Oil Conditioner replaces dullness with lustre and shine.

Volume: 490ml Price: $12.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Hair Mask

Marula Oil Hair Mask melts into a luxurious hair softener that also helps to soften curly hair, so you can easily tame dry, hair curls into place, resulting in smoother, shinier hair.

Volume: 200ml Price: $9.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Hair Oil

This hair oil provides an extra boost of hydration to hair and scalp, in addition to taming hair frizz. Perfect for use on fragile hair that needs added protection from styling damage.

Volume: 100ml Price: $9.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Cream Bath

The Marula Oil Cream Bath contains Vitamin C and is packed with antioxidants to help cleanse and moisturize skin, resulting in long-lasting hydration.

Volume: 490ml Price: $6.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Body Lotion

The Marula Oil Body Lotion helps to deliver the nutrition to repair, protect and hydrate skin, while releasing a pleasant, nutty fragrance.

Volume: 490ml Price: $6.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Body Scrub

The Marula Oil Body Scrub gently exfoliates skin while working to effectively protect against dryness, resulting in softer and smoother skin.

Volume: 200ml Price: $6.90

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Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil Hand Cream

Containing high levels of antioxidants that provide your hands the need to maintain nourished and youthful skin, it is also the perfect companion for frequent travelers to combat dry skin.

Volume: 100ml Price: $4.90

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PERSONAL THOUGHTS 

Products wise, my favourites are the Hair Oil, Hair Mask and Body Scrub. For one, I love the smell! It is so enticing and the smell lingers for a really long time. The Hair Oil was not as greasy and did help in keeping my hair non frizzy and gave me good hair days while in HK where the weather is just crazily warm and humid. What I loved about the Hair Mask was that it smoothened my hair and is good for travel purposes due to its tube size. As mentioned before, I am quite concerned with my hair and hence, hair products are always top on my list whenever I shop for beauty products. Its so difficult to find good and reasonably priced hair products these days so when I bump into one, I stick to it forever. I will definitely be keeping to these hair products for now! The Body Scrub was very gentle on my skin and non abrasive. Like the hair products, the smell stays on pretty long! For a good and reasonably priced scrub, this is your best bet and its so accessible too.

Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil is available now at selected Watsons stores.

Hope you guise enjoyed this post! Do check out WATSONS today for more of their in-house brands.

REVIEW – CLARISONIC PEDI

Hello girls!

Always a big fan of feet beauty products, I find myself constantly seeking for good products that can give my feet some tender loving care. When I was introduced to CLARISONIC PEDI, boy was I super excited! I have always been a huge fan of CLARISONIC so imagine my excitement when I received it! This is not my first time using a PEDI product, I have used other brands before (won’t mention any names). No doubt its less costly but it was not as gentle as the Clarisonic Pedi. I often bled from using them so I quickly threw it away after using it for less than 5 times.

So most people out there even myself have feet issues and very often the issues happen to be hardened dry areas on the feet due to repeated pressure and friction caused by high heels and uncomfortable footwear. The pressure can cause the skin to form a hard, dry protective surface which can be painful and unappealing.

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MAIN PROBLEM CAUSES

– High heels and tight shoes squeeze and cause pressure on the toes and balls of feet.

– Oversized socks form pressure where bunching occurs, rubbing against the seams in shoes

– Thin-soled shoes lead to uncreased friction on heels of feet

– Aging foot skin causes dry, rough feet.

CLARISONIC PEDI

Designed to smooth, soften and hydrate rough, dry heels and toes, the Pedi system is the ultimate regimen to provide at home foot care as well as professional pedicure maintenance.

The PEDI device is precision engineered to provide the perfect balance of frequency and power for transformative foot treatments that achieve up to 10x smoother feet than manual buffing. DESIGNED TO ONLY BE USED ON THE FEET. This device is not compatible with our current facial brush heads.

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Inside the package, we have the PEDI Smoothing Disc and PEDI Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head.

The PEDI Smoothing Disc has been engineered to work synergistically with sonic technology to slough away rough, dry areas without damaging the health of the foot skin.

The PEDI Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head. uses a combination of short rigid filaments and longer flexible filaments to effectively exfoliate and buff dry damaged feet. The filament blend is designed to allow for optimal migration of the PEDI-BUFF for more even coverage and thorough exfoliation.

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PERSONAL THOUGHTS

What I liked about the smoothing disc was that is was so gentle that it can even be used to slough away the dead skin cells on the knees and elbows! I tried it on my elbows and it was so gentle, there was no pain at all!

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Also, we have the Pedi-Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant, Pedi-Balm Foot Softening Balm and the Pedi-Boost Foot Renewing Peel.

The Pedi-Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant is safe for daily use and is a powerful scrub that contains a triple kick exfoliating blend of lactic acid, apricot seed and a tri-fruit complex to dissolve away rough, dead skin and refine skin texture.

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The Pedi-Balm Foot Softening Balm is non greasy and non slip hydrating. It contains a gentle blend of shea butter, honey and apricot oil to soften, hydrate and protect feet. Dry, rough feet become smooth, supple and sandal ready.

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The Pedi-Boost Foot Renewing Peel for use twice a week, is a powerful foot peel specifically designed to exfoliate and renew skin without harsh particles. This peel combines lactic and glycol acid to slough and remove dead skin cells.

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PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I love these products to bits! My favourite has to be the Renewing Peel because it provides advanced benefits. It leaves my skin clean, smooth and soft with the same effects as after a pedicure however more cost effective and quicker!

RECOMMENDED USAGE

WEEKLY REGIMEN THAT IS SO EASY TO FOLLOW. Daily, you might want to buff. Begin your foot transformation by scrubbing away set-in debris and smoothing dry, rough skin with the PEDI Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head and Pedi-Buff. Hydrate after with Pedi Balm to protect smoothed feet.

TWICE WEEKLY. Smooth your dry feet before your daily buff with the Pedi Smoothing Disc, followed by Pedi-Boost for total foot renewal and additional skin softening. Seal with Pedi-Balm. 

You can also try using the Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head DRY for quick touch ups.

RETAIL PRICE: S$250

Hope this helps! Thank you for reading xx

SULWHASOO FIRST FLAGSHIP STORE in ASEAN region

Hello people!

Was extremely honoured to be able to attend the first SULWHASOO flagship store opening in Capitol Singapore two weeks back! If you don’t know, SULWHASOO is the #1 Korean Luxury Skincare Brand and this opening was to celebrate their 100th global store and its first flagship store in ASEAN region. Before attending their launch, I have used never used SULWHASOO products before but have heard positive reviews of their BB Cushion! Hence, I took this opportunity to get the BB Cushion this time due to the fat discount given.

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MORE ABOUT THE BRAND

Sulwhasoo presents holistic beauty that provides the ultimate skincare solution and restores the harmony between body and mind with its modern skin science and legendary Asian medicinal herbs that have been cherished for thousands of years in Asian wisdom. The brand gains wisdom from the laws of nature and beautifies the body with rare and precious ingredients in pursuit of beauty that resembles nature with the harmony between body and mind. With ‘JAUM Balancing ComplexTM,’ the original formula of Sulwhasoo for balanced skin derived from more than 3,000 ingredients, ‘ginseng’, the outstanding ingredient of Korea that makes Sulwhasoo’s original prescriptions even more special, and the latest ‘bioconversion technology’.

Guests are greeted by the Brand Zone when they enter, which encapsulates Sulwhasoo’s philosophy of ‘Holistic Beauty’, while the display window by the hallway features the Ingredient Zone, showcasing Sulwhasoo’s key formula of JAUM Balancing ComplexTM and essence of ginseng science, GinsenomicsTM, in a realistic and interactive manner. The Sulwhasoo Boutique also houses an exhibition space that expresses everything about the brand; the Product Zone where customers can try any product from Sulwhasoo’s skincare and cosmetics selection; a counseling space and a beauty lounge for the ultimate beauty pampering experience.

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The Sulwhasoo Boutique in Singapore will provide exclusive products and personalized services for a differentiated customers’ brand experience. Special beauty programs will be available at the Singapore flagship store for the first time, such as Sulwhasoo’s Essential Treatment for hydration and Hydro-aid Treatment for deep moisturization, in addition to Concentrated Ginseng, Timetreasure, and Snowise Treatments that are already available at existing Sulwhasoo counters in departmental stores. Sulwhasoo Harmonizen Regenerating Cream, Essentrue Body Serum and Essentrue Body Cream will be exclusively available only at the Sulwhasoo Boutique.

BEAUTY PROGRAMS OFFERED AT SULWHASOO BOUTIQUE

Essential Hydrating Care Facial Treatment (60MIN) – $100

Uses the deep-hydrating Essential Line and Korean paper mask with excellent air permeability and absorption to restore hydration and smoothness.

Hydro-aid Purifying Facial Treatment (60MIN) – $120

Uses the Hydro-aid Line for the harmonious flow of moisture and skin-purifying White Porcelain Facial Tool to instantly resolve dry skin that causes lack of radiance.

Snowise EX Illuminating Facial Treatment (60MIN) – $180

Achieves a luminous complexion and instantly brightens dull skin tone for healthier, brighter skin.

Concentrated Ginseng Rejuvenating Facial Treatment (75MIN) – $220

The regenerating energy of Ginseng Line harmonizes with the cool energy of jade to firm and restore the foundation of skin, supplying ample nutrition to skin.

Timetreasure Perfecting Facial Treatment (75MIN) – $280

Indulge the skin with precious and rare centuries-old Korean Red Pine extracts in Sulwhasoo’s total anti-aging Timetreasure Line to restore aged skin and defy ageing for the ideal youthfulness

In addition, each of the guests who attended also received SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum EX.

FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM 60ML (S$115)

First Care Activating Serum is the first boosting essence based on Asian medicinal herbs, and is applied right after cleansing. It creates optimal skin conditions where any treatment products used thereafter become more effective. First Care Activating Serum has retained its number 1 position on the bestseller list for the past 18 years since its release.

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First Care Activating Serum EX is Sulwhasoo’s signature product, which is characterized by JAUM Balancing ComplexTM, Sulwhasoo’s key ingredient and unique formula that embodies the brand heritage. Based on five precious ingredients that are carefully selected from 3,000 herbs identified from the traditional medicine classics, JAUM Balancing ComplexTM replenishes the yin deficiency and restores skin balance, leaving the skin smooth and hydrated and brings the skin’s nutrition, vitality, clarity, resilience and regeneration back into balance.

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In 2015, First Care Activating Serum EX presents a new, exclusive experience of ‘the utmost radiance’ by upgrading JAUM Balancing ComplexTM with Sulwhasoo’s proprietary technology to take the efficacies of medicinal herbs to a higher level.
As JAUM Balancing ComplexTM, an optimal formula of five precisous medicinal herbs, meets PREXtract ProcessTM, Sulwhasoo’s new proprietary technology that increases the content and number of active ingredients, First Care Activating Serum EX presents a greater boosting effect and optimizes skin balance to increase product effects.

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We were each also given a super pretty 3D dimensional press release kit which includes a packet of medicinal herbs to make soup with! How thoughtful of the SULWHASOO PR Managers!

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Five precious ingredients of JAUM Balancing ComplexTM
 Peony: addresses the yin difficiency, and its tannin and paeoniflorin have soothing effects on skin.
 Rehmannia: achieves excellent moisturizing effects by stimulating circulation and protects skin from uneven tone and complexion against aging.
 Sacred lotus: restores mental vitality and replenishes body fluids and moisture, adding radiance to skin.
 Solomon’s seal: supplements the yin energy and adds elasticity to the skin.
 White lily: has calming and nourishing effects that spread across the body and enrich the mind.

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PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I love the BB Cushion! Used it immediately the next day after purchase. It brightens up my skin tone and leaves it looking not too dewy but just nice with that soft after glow finish! I liked how it helps to accentuate my jawline and structure of my face shape.

Being the #1 best seller, the First Care Activating Serum is amazing. I have never tried medicinal beauty products before and have always thought the smell would put me off but this did not! I love the medicinal smell! The serum was on the moisturising side but yet non sticky and oily after. The downside however is it is probably too expensive for students and the younger girls out there. I believe working ladies would find this a real treat though.

Thank you for reading! Hope you guise enjoyed this post xx.

REVIEW – LANEIGE PURE PORE-FECTION range

Hello guise,

Another beauty review coming right up! Recently received two amazing products from one of my favourite brands, LANEIGE!

Time and again, they never fail to surprise me with their products. Mad love for this new PURE PORE-FECTION range!

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As a woman living in a hot and humid climate like Singapore, I have always faced the issues of enlarged pores. If you are like me too, you should do something about it!

WHAT ARE PORES

Pores are essentially tiny holes in the skin that allow the release of sebum secreted from sebaceous glands.

When the skin surrounding pores loses elasticity, pores become enlarged – about 150% larger than the normal pore size. There are number of reasons this happens. First, stress and environmental pollution may disturb the skin’s regeneration cycle, leading to the accumulation of dead skin cells in pores. Makeup residue can further exacerbate the problem. Hyper-secretion of sebum – either due to high temperatures or dehydrated skin – may also be responsible for further weakening the skin’s barrier.

A survey done by LANEIGE has shown that some of the common ways that women deal with enlarged pores include: Using nose packs or manually extracting clogs from pores; covering them up with primer; or using oil blotters. None of these, however, are effective at addressing the problem at its root cause.

Tackle the problem of enlarged pores by clearing clogged pores and restoring elasticity to skin with LANEIGE’s newest skincare launches – Mini Pore Waterclay Mask and Mini Pore Blurring Tightener.

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MINI PORE WATERCLAY MASK

The problem with many clay masks in the market is that they can leave skin feeling taut and dry after it’s been washed off. LANEIGE has found a way around that problem with its all-new Mini Pore Waterclay Mask. With Shinan mud clay mixed into a moisture gel cream base, it removes excessive sebum and tightens pores while providing adequate hydration to skin.

Powered by Pore MinisizingTM Technology, the Mini Pore Waterclay Mask consists of mint water to help strengthen skin’s barrier and care for dehydrated skin, as well as pine needle extract that prevents pores from becoming further enlarged by controlling excessive sebum production. In a clinical study done by LANEIGE, 93% reported that skin felt tighter immediately after using the mask, while 91% said skin felt softer and smoother in the morning after using the mask.

As the gel-clay mask dries on your skin, enlarged clogged pores will become visible and you can see how much clearer skin looks after washing off the mask

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APPLICATION 

After cleansing, apply an appropriate amount evenly on the face, avoiding the skin around the eyes. After about 10 minutes (or when it’s dry), cleanse your face with water or use the provided sea sponge to remove sebum more effectively, and apply toner immediately to further tighten pores. If you have combination skin, use the mask on the oilier areas of your face. Recommended to use it once or twice a week.

 PERSONAL THOUGHTS

Having used this so many times since I have gotten it, I am really pleased every time I use it. Unlike other clay masks, this product is so easy to remove even with cold water and also it doesn’t over dry my skin after as well! I promise you this is a must get product!

MINI PORE BLURRING TIGHTENER

Is it a makeup or skincare product? LANEIGE Mini Pore Blurring Tightener combines the best of both worlds. Powered by the same Pore MinisizingTM Technology as the Mini Pore Waterclay Mask that hydrates the skin and prevents further enlargement of pores, Mini Pore Blurring Tightener also offers the following benefits: (1) Forms a protective layer over skin to seal in the goodness of the previous steps of skincare; (2) Keeps sebum secretion under control; (3) Covers up and blurs pores with Blurring Layering technology; ball-shaped powder brightens up areas with enlarged pores, while plate-shaped powder completes the natural blurring effect by reflecting light for a smooth complexion.

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APPLICATION

Use Mini Pore Blurring Tightener as the last step of daily skincare in the morning and at night to tighten pores, activate active components in applied essence/cream and adjust oil-water balance. Simply apply it on areas with noticeable pores and gently pat to aid its absorption into skin.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS

This is another amazing product. I love that my skin is less greasy and oily after using it when I use this before my makeup application.

LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, 70ml ($38) and LANEIGE Mini Pore Blurring Tightener, 40ml ($52) are available from 2 July 2015 at all LANEIGE counters and boutiques.

REVIEW – Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

Hello guise!

Am back for another beauty review and today’s feature would be the Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection.

In May 2015. the Damask Rose Daily Cleansing Foam was introduced as an addition and am I glad I am among the first to try it! Thank you for the love, Crabtree & Evelyn and WOM!

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DAMASK ROSE DAILY CLEANSING FOAM 100ML

This is a gentle yet effective cleanser that creates a rich foam to remove dirt and impurities. A blend of French Damask Rose, rose of Jericho and hollyhock works to moisturise, soften and leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean and comfortable. It can be used as a one step cleanser or part of a double cleanser routine. BENEFITS includes moisturising, cleansing & foaming and also conditioning due to the special ingredients.

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Application can be done in the morning and evening. Lightly massage into wet skin to create a rich, creamy lather before proceeding with your daily skincare routine thereafter.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I like that this product leaves a non greasy feel after and has a smoothening effect on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised and clean. There was no stripping of moisture from the skin at all.

RETAIL PRICE: S$28

COMFORTING CLEANSING BALM

A very interesting cleanser that comes in a Beauty Balm size, melts with the warmth of the skin and gently lifts away impurities and cleansing the skin while soothing, softening and deeply moisturising.

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PERSONAL THOUGHTS

This is a really interesting product which I love so much! Used this with the cleansing foam for the double cleanser and felt my skin so smooth and moisturised but yet flawlessly clean after! Truly love this product to bits. PS. I had lesser breakouts after using it too.

RETAIL PRICE: S$28

DOUBLE CLEANSING ROUTINE

So most of the people I know are unsure what is double cleansing. Double cleansing is the best way to maintain beautifully clean and clear skin. The first step is to use an oil based cleanser to lift away makeup and impurities. The second is to remove any remaining trace of makeup and oil to leave skin refreshed and clean. Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose cleansing products are gentle enough for everyday use yet effective and luxurious.

STEP 1

To remove makeup and sunblock, you can either go for the Comforting Cleansing Balm 90g (S$30) and the Softening Cleansing oil & Makeup Remover 100ml (S$28).

STEP 2

To cleanse off all impurities & purify, go for the Daily Cleansing Foam 100ml (S$28) and the Freshening Cleansing Lotion 100ml (S$28).

You can find these products at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores island wide.

Thank you for reading and I hope you guise have a better idea of Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose range.

 

REVIEW – JOOB ORGANIC COLD PRESSED JUICE CLEANSE 3-DAY DETOX PROGRAM

Hello boys and girls!

Recently, I have been on a crazy lookout for tips on how to lose weight and keep clean. After doing some research, I came across Juice cleanse as a wonderful alternative to dieting and decided to try out JOOB Juice organic cold pressed juice cleanse 3-DAY detox program.

When I was studying in Australia, I was very fat. Even though I look nothing close to fat these days, I still have obvious flabs at my thighs and arms. These are my targeted areas. I have been on crazy diets since I don’t know how long and nothing really seem to work. After going on a crazy diet I lost all the weight I put on when I went to Australia. I lost about 6 kgs in a month. However, when I tried to go back on a diet a few weeks after, the effects were somehow not the same. I am quite an experienced dieter.

Hence, I will answer a few doubts you people may have. A few common questions asked were:

WHY DETOX?

Below are the benefits of detoxing.

1. Remove toxins from the body.

2. Prevent chronic disease.

3. Enhance immune system function.

4. Lose weight.

5. Slow premature aging.

6. Improve quality of life.

7. Increase energy.

8. Improve skin quality.

9. Mental and emotional clarity.

10. Restore balance to our body’s systems.

WHY COLD PRESSED

Cold press juicers use just enough pressure to extract juice from product with minimal heat and oxidation. This method also preserves vitamins, enzymes, trace minerals and overall nutrients by up to five times more than any other juicer.

What does this mean for you? Cold pressed juice is the best possible juice you can consume! When you drink JOOB’s cold-pressed juices, you are cleansing the body of impurities with the highest quality nutrients possible.

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WHY ORGANIC

it is worse to go on a detox with regular produce because the toxins from pesticides get absorbed into your body at a faster rate!

WHY JOOB

They ONLY use 100% organic ingredients and all their juices are cold-pressed from raw, organic fruits and vegetables.

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PERSONAL REVIEW

Before the program started, I was very excited. I was thinking yay I could drop another 5 kg! I was very pleased with the delivery. Not only was it convenient, I liked that It came in an ice box carrier bag with ice packets. The packaging was just too cute! During the process of the program, I was actually feeling more rejuvenated and peaceful. I felt the effects only at the second day. Contrary to feeling bloated and constipated, my bowel movements were smoother than before.

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After the entire juice cleanse program, I immediately felt cleaner than before. Thankfully, I did not faced any of the side effects too.

In total there are 6 bottles (500ml) for consumption each day. For over a span of 3 days, there is a total of 18 bottles. My favourite has to be #4 the Cleanserato as I feel this is one of the bottles that would aid in the diet.

You can also choose to buy Ala Carte. Pricing wise, please check out here.

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PRE-DETOX PROCESS

So many of us are afraid of dieting and often have so many questions on how to start and what not. Check out Joob Juice Detox Guidelines where they share with you what to take note of before Detoxing.

DELIVERING & ORDERING

Check out this page on how to order and the delivery process.

The good thing is that JOOB charges a flat fee of S$30 per delivery! You may wish to do self pick-up as well.

If you are still in doubts, you may wish to clarify with them here.

I hope this helps in deciding whether a detox is right for you. Thank you for reading xx