KATE TOKYO 2015 AW Collection Review

Introducing and sharing my review of KATE TOKYO 2015 AW Collection. A huge fan of Kate, I find the brand’s products affordable and good. Kate is a japanese drugstore brand that’s under Kanebo’s brands. 

 A new season of eye looks is in your hands with the KATE TOKYO 2015 AW Collection. The highlights of this collection include the hero products KATE TRAP IMPACT EYES, KATE DOUBLE EYELID REMAKE LINER as well as additions to the highly popular KATE CC LIP CREAM line. Create dazzling looks focusing on multi-color gradation on the lower eyelids with the latest from KATE TOKYO.





in the pan, the shades have a yellow undertone. there are three shades altogether, the top two are meant for the brows, while the bottom shade is for soft contouring.

All three shades have a matte finish. While the powder is a little harder than their eyeshadows, they are incredibly smooth and surprisingly easy to work with considering they are matte finish (most matte products will apply unevenly, but these apply really evenly). As the product is on the sheer side, you can control how much product to use to achieve a certain intensity.

The effects are so natural. you’d think that a powder do not have the intensity of a brow pencil to define the end of the my brows. You can try a slightly stiffer angled brush that is able to deposit more product onto the skin. The original angled brush that came with the product is on the softer side, what it means is that you can create a very soft looking brow that has feathered edges. Since it’s a powder product, it stays on my skin really well throughout the day. I also use this palette an eyeshadow sometimes because of its versatility.



Shades available are in BR-1, BR-2, BU-1, GN-1 and PK-1

Create eyes that make an impact with the new KATE TRAP IMPACT EYES. Brilliantly playing with light, the five palettes from KATE TOKYOcreate light to dark colour gradations on the lower eye lids for eyes that appear naturally large and defined. With five shades available, you can flaunt your large, well defined eye look together with KATE TRAP IMPACT EYES at every occasion.



The shades I received were BR-1, BR-2 and PK-1.

I have always been a fan of Kate eyeshadows way before receiving them! The shadows received are very pigmented and goes on smoothly when applied on the eyelids. Very shimmery, they make any eye makeup stand out. My favourite palette has to be the PK-1 which consists of a unique combination of colours (Burgundy colours). The other two palettes were in gold and neutral tones perfect for the everyday look or can recreate the smokey eye look.



Shades available are in LB-1

Change your eye shape with minimal fuss or effort with the new KATE DOUBLE EYELID REMAKE LINER. The first of its kind, the KATE DOUBLE EYELID REMAKE LINER accentuates the crease, and extends your eyelid folds with a simple flick of a wrist. The specially developed formula comes in a shade close to natural skin tones to seamlessly create eyes that are larger With smooth gradation and blending, the lower eyelid appears plumper as well!



Texture is lightweight and the Liner glides on smoothly when applied to the lids. I found that this colour is lighter than usual Liners which creates a natural double eyelid crease without looking too over.



Shades available are OC-B, OC-C and OC-D

The new KATE MINERAL MASK BB CREAM boasts a unique dual-effect mineral powder that blurs away noticeable pores and evens out uneven skin tones for a natural looking flawless complexion. It nourishes the skin with moisturising ingredients olive oil, jojoba oil and water soluble collagen for skin remains smooth, moist and supple while protecting it from harmful UV rays with SPF30/PA++.




Lightweight texture and non greasy. The shade (OC-C) given is very close to my original shade. It blends in perfectly well with my complexion and goes on smooth.


The KATE 2015 AW Collection will be available from November 2015 at selected FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, OG, John Little, Sasa Cosmetics and Watsons.

BLACKBOX Trulife Box Review

Sharing my review of Blackbox Exclusive Trulife Box priced at $22.90/box (U.P $38.10) that is the best gift anyone of all ages or gender can receive. Gave the box to my mom and she was really happy. Its an amazing gift that is not only affordable but also a wonderful health choice.


1. TruLife Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar | 1 bottle
100% Pure and Genuine Premium Bird’s Nest. No colouring, preservatives and artificial flavouring added. TruLife Bird’s Nest has great taste and texture.
Retail Price: $45.80 | Box of 6 bottles



I like that the Bird’s Nest tastes really like the homemade kind and is not heavy to the stomach.

2. TruLife Collagen Cell Renew | 2 bottles
Packed with a groundbreaking concentration of 15,000mg collagen in each bottle, TruLife Collagen Cell Renew delivers micro marine collagen peptides that absorb rapidly to repair and rebuild skin structure. Infused with a daily dose of essential vitamins, it pre-empts signs of ageing and maintains great health for a youthful glow.
Retail Price: $56.60 | Box of 10 bottles



This is not sweet but tastes really good. With just two bottles it is impossible to feel the effect.

3. TruLife Herbal System Detox | 2 bottles
TruLife Herbal System Detox aids in digestion and lessens fats absorption after meals, helping you expel toxins so you can stay healthy and lean with less effort. It contains an effective mix of 6 active ingredients (Green Tea, Lotus Leaf, Folium Sennae, Hawthorn Fruit, Herba Plantaginis, Cassia Seed) known for fast digestion and detoxification properties.
Retail Price: $45.95 | Box of 10 bottles



Tasting mostly like Green Tea, the taste is not peculiar. I like that the drink is smooth to the throat.

4. TruLife Berry EyeHealth | 2 bottles
Berry Eyehealth nourishes the health of your eyes from within and keeps them bright and sparkling while improving your vision. Made up from high concentrations of Wolfberry and Bilberry extracts known for their restorative properties, these powerful antioxidants nourish the blood vessels feeding the eye, giving them maximum nutrients and oxygen while protecting against free radical damage.
Retail Price: $45.95 | Box of 10 bottles



An amazing sweet taste, I like the wolf berry extracts that makes the drink extremely sweet.

5. TruLife BalancePlus with Marine Collagen & L-lysine (八珍汤) | 2 bottles
A bottle of greatness which promotes Healthy Blood Circulation. Replenish one’s Qi and restores Energy & Mental Alertness, giving you that much needed burst of energy and vitality. Nourishes Yin for optimum women’s health and strengthen overall well-being. Fortified with hydrolysed marine collagen & L-lysine, so you can now feel good and radiate glow too!
Retail Size and Price: $39.90 | Box of 8 bottles



Despite the fact that there is marine collagen within, there was zero fishy taste. The drink is smooth to the throat and not heavy to the stomach.


NTUC FairPrice, Guardian, Watsons, Robinsons, Metro, Big Box Megastore, Nishino pharmacies. Also available online at Qoo10 and Lazada.

You can also purchase off http://blackbox.sg/luxury/detail/exclusive/The_TruLife_Box


CLARINS Anti-Aging Range Review


Will be reviewing Clarins Anti-aging range today. Received three products from this range, which is basically the DOUBLE SERUM, MULTI-ACTIVE YOUTH RECOVERY NIGHT CREAM and MULTI-ACYTIVE EARLY WRINKLE DAY CREAM




Clarins Double Serum has a unique formula with 5 anti-ageing functions that promises a visibly youthful look: firmer skin, visibly reduced wrinkles, more even complexion and less visible pores. Combining two powerful age-defying serums into one golden ratio, this award winning anti-ageing serum helps fight all aspects of visible ageing keeping you looking younger, for longer.


1. Warm the Clarins Double Serum in the hands and mix together before application

2. Apply to the face and neck without pressing and press down gently on the cheeks, forehead and neck
3. Use before regular treatment cream and repeat morning and night for optimal results


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Texture is lightweight and I like that it comes in a pump-like bottle which is hygienic.



Think of it as 8 hours of sleep in a jar. Clarins’ moisture-rich, anti-stress treatment works the nightshift, when skin is most receptive to renewal. Complements the benefits of Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream for Dry Skin—helping restore natural tone, elasticity and radiance for a more youthful appearance by morning. Use each night after Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum.


Apply in the evening to a thoroughly cleansed face and neck.



Texture is heavier than the day cream and non-greasy. There is minimal smell as well.



Clarins’ age-defying plant extracts go beyond prevention, visibly correcting the appearance of early lines and wrinkles. A perfect formula for neutralizing the harmful effects of fatigue, pollution and UV stress — so your skin stays smooth, protected, moisture-perfected. Use each morning after Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum.


Apply to the face and neck every morning, with light smoothing motions, on thoroughly clean and dry skin.



Texture is lightweight and non-oily.

All products are available in stores already! Hope this helps and thank you!

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Review

Hello my dearest readers,

Most people are already aware of the Midnight Essential Oil by Kiehl’s. This oil treatment is mainly for night repair but what about daytime treatments?  Will be reviewing on my new favourite treatment oil, Daily Reviving Concentrate ($80 for 30ml) from Kiehl’s! Recently launched, this treatment oil is the perfect complement to your morning daily routine. For all treatment oils, the application technique is unique and should be applied correctly for it to work effectively.



This oil is specifically developed to support skin’s daytime defences. While skin is dedicated to repair at night, during the day it is hard at work defending itself from attack by environmental aggressors and oxidative stress. Due to the skin suffering and battling to protect itself from damage, our skin shows signs of fatigue, which causes it to look older including the more prominent appearance of lines as well as dull, dehydrated, rough and tired looking skin.

The Daily Reviving Concentrate features a highly concentrated blend of 100% natural origin ingredients including Ginger Root Essential Oils, Tamanu and Sunflower Seed Botanical Oils.



This Daily Reviving Concentrate offers quickly absorbing, lightweight protection and defines for the skin. To help skin look radiant and youthfully awakened day in and day out, apply 2-3 drops of the formula to clean skin after a serum and before a cream.

1.Dispense several drops in palm

2. Pat formula, do not rub

3.Gently apply evenly

4.Lightly tap in an upward circular motion

5.Apply light pressure in an upward motion 3X for additional radiance



Extremely lightweight formula. The oil absorbs fast into the skin and doesn’t feel oily at all. All I need is a few drops. I like that the formula is made of organic ingredients and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.

Already available in stores, do check it out! Thank you for reading and hope this helps!



SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Review

Was given the opportunity to attend SK-II #ChangeDestiny campaign the other day thanks to Clozette.co. I have been a consistent user of SK-II products and even though there were no new product launches this time, I liked the fact that SK-II have decided to revisit their existing star products and come up with an all new campaign titled #ChangeDestiny.


Inspired by stories of women who have overcome personal and societal limitations to change their destiny and achieve success, SK-II proudly presents the SK-II Global #ChangeDestiny forum series.


Hosted in Singapore, the first of SK-II global #ChangeDestiny forum series features internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Anggun and inspirational social media star, Sha. Many bloggers from Thailand and Indonesia flew in specially for this event.


At the event, I was given the privilege to listen to the heart warming stories they shared. I was enlightened after their speech and couldn’t stop thinking about my own needs and wants. Like them, I have a dream and a goal I would like to achieve but often find myself procrastinating and contemplating on whether to work towards it due to fear but after hearing their processes and all the hardship they had to take on, I thought that if I didn’t try I would never know. We just have to keep moving forward. Hence, I immediately went back home and set up a company after the sharing. Do check out more heart warming stories HERE if you are interested!


Back to the product, we all know SK-II’s worth and price. Despite it being on the pricey end, I find that it is worth every penny spent. I like to think of SK-II as an investment but a worthy one. It has no risk attached to it. It gives that crystal clear skin we girls seek for. Having used this for a couple of years, I like its texture as it feels as light as water when patting it on the face. It absorbs fast and has almost no smell. I like the after glow it gives the very next day.





Hope this helps and thank you for reading! xx


The Skin Pharmacy Butter Me Up! Organic Body Lotion

Received this body lotion a few days back for review and am so pleased with it!


Containing organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil and organic glycerin from plant source, the Organic Body Lotion does not feel oily and glides easily to hydrate the skin naturally. It should be applied when necessary to moisturise dry skin.  It also does not contain any artificial preservatives, fragrance or colouring.



Texture wise, its very liquid-y like a water based product. Product doesn’t absorb fast but is doesn’t feel sticky or oily.

I like that the product has no smell and because of its organic ingredients I feel alot better using it!






Can be bought online at their website.

Firma Skin Treatment Review

Hello people!

Headed down to Firma Skin courtesy of Mefitted.com with my good friend, Melissa for their Deep Cleanse & Revitalise treatment and was amazed at the entire procedure and place. We were greeted warmly by the staff upon arriving at the place whom kindly served me hot tea while I filled up the skin questionnaire.




With a wide array of treatment choices available, you will be spoilt for choice!

At Firma Skin, your lifestyle desires and skin care goals are the inspiration behind the scientific research and development in our treatments and products.

They recommended the Deep Cleanse and Revitalise treatment for me based on my requirements and I had no concerns because I trust them fully with my well-being.


This treatment uses ultrasound to unclog skin pores painlessly, and the latest microdermabrasion technology to refine skin texture and infuse activated nutrient-rich serums to nourish skin. Regular sessions help to maintain a radiant, age-defied complexion.

Recommended for Busy Bee, Minimalist, Road Warrior, Night Owl and Beauty Junkie.



1. The place has a luxurious touch to it. With a grey theme, everything seems modern and luxurious. It had a futuristic concept in my opinion. Each individual facial cabins had a comfy bed with a thick blanket. The entire cabin had a minimalistic touch to it.

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2. My therapist, EM was very professional and gentle. Some other therapists I have met would drip stuff on my hair or neck while applying the mask but there was no such issue under her care. She made sure the mask wouldn’t even drip into my eyes. She also took extra care not to go over the same area with the machine too many times. The last time I did Microdermabrasion at a salon situated in Orchard (rather popular), I had some scarring from there and was quite afraid to go through it again but Firma Skin regained this faith. She would also blanket me each time the blanket falls.

3. The whole procedure was really swift. I never liked lying still for too long so sometimes facial can be a drag to me and intolerable but thank goodness, the entire procedure (well suited for lunch time ladies) went by so quickly, I was actually hoping for more of it. You can see step by step below whats the procedure like.














4. Other places actually charge for ampule but here, they give it to you FOC. Get ready to infuse your skin with a superfine mist of Bird’s Nest Micro-essence and AteloCollagen which is fantastic for the skin.


5. No redness after facial. Unlike other salons who are quite rough, I always end up with a red face after due to the extractions making it difficult for me to head to appointments after.


Just look at my skin glow after the facial, I do not even need to put on makeup! I went straight to office after and my very sharp boss couldn’t even tell the difference!






Do catch their 1 for 1 promotion at $85! Check out other promotions on their site!

Anyway, also catch my review at Mefitted.com! To get a quick glance at all the reviews I have done for various aesthetic clinics, or salons, don’t forget to check out Mefitted.com because they house various beauty services’  reviews all over Singapore! I love how easy it is now to access real actual reviews of the salons I would like to visit. They are a true life saviour!




Firma Skin Studio @ Golden Shoe
#01-33 Golden Shoe Car Park
(next to the carpark gantry)
50 Market Street, Singapore 048940

TEL: +65 6557 4253


Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm
Sat 10am – 2pm
Sun closed

Face Of Man Review

Hello girls,

How many of you have an issue with your back? I used to have clear skin for the back but not sure why, these 2 years have been rough. I was seeing my pimples forming at the back and did not know what to do. Without any advice, I went to beauty salons to get my back treated but still, it didn’t work. So when Face Of Man came to me, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out their back treatment because firstly they specialised in serving men and men are always known for having problems with their back!

Headed over to the Face of Man for a back treatment and was really pleased with the results! Had my treatment done by the therapist, Aiko and she was such a doll.



Face of Man is Singapore’s first ever man skincare centre.

Pioneered by Adam and Chris Chua in November 1992, both twins have revolutionized the male skincare industry with one philosophy: to provide skincare solutions of the highest standards for men with excellent customer service.

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At first I was rather apprehensive about whether I was making the right decision to go to a clinic which specialised in male treatments for my back treatment but then I thought, men acne are far worse to handle as compared to women’s so I was quite positive they would do a good job and boy am I right.

1.I liked how Aiko, my therapist actually managed to pierce through each and every pimple I had. My back felt thoroughly clean after the session. Usually therapists would get tired after awhile but Aiko wasn’t like those therapists, she  spent a good 30 minutes doing purely extractions for me. Hailing from a common Fuzhou background, we both had many similar interests and topics to talk about. She was a real joy and will be sure to brighten up your day as she has a genuine interest in wanting to help out problematic skin. It is also difficult to find someone who has real interest and satisfaction in her job. She told me each time she successfully pierces a pimple she feels satisfied.DSC04888 DSC04893

2.I liked that the place was really clean and fresh with the lovely green walls which so happens to be The Face Of Man main colours.DSC04884 DSC04883 DSC04880 DSC04878 DSC04882 DSC04877 DSC04876 DSC04875

3.The therapists were all very friendly and no pressure was found. They were non pushy as well.

4.Going for a modern Japanese style, they had comfy slippers for you to change to.

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5.It is also convenient and near my house!

6.It is rather quaint and cosy.

7.They serve really nice red dates tea!

Also even though they focus on a male dominated environment, they are actually looking into the women’s market and currently have about 10% of female customers already. I think girls would enjoy this place because of the reasons I have stated above.



Do check them out on their website HERE!


$28 facial treatment for first time customers

ALSO, be sure to check out my reviews at MEFITTED.com. To check out where houses the best beauty services, you will need Mefitted as your bff! Also, they have special discounts every now and then for their members so do be sure to check them out!


They have several branches but the one I went was the Ang Mo Kio’s branch.

Address: 728 AMK Ave 6 #01-4214

Telephone: 64560900

Opening Hours: Weekdays, 11am-9pm | Saturdays, 11am to 8pm
All branches closed on Public Holidays and Sundays
Except Roxy Square outlet opens on Sundays from 11am to 8pm




Bio-essence Bird’s Nest + Peptides Range

Hello my dearest readers,

As the side effects of the haze starts to kick in, I try my best to drink a cup of Bird’s Nest at least once a week to maintain my skin’s radiance and health. I have been drinking Bird’s Nest since young so I can say I pretty much cannot live without it.  If you don’t know, Bird’s Nest is known to maintain youthfulness and enhance the complexion. Bird’s Nest is rich in epidermal growth factor which is responsible for skin and tissue repair.

Already convinced of its advantages, it doesn’t take much for me to get hooked onto Bio-essence’s Bird’s Nest series. After the very successful launch of their Bird’s Nest range, Bio-essence continues to improve and enhance their formula. This time, they have launched their Bird’s Nest + Peptides range.



Both products contain highly luxurious ingredients of Bird’s Nest Extract, Bio-Whitening Peptides and Collagen Capsules to provide intense nourishment for the skin.

Peptides are molecular links of amino acids that prompts your skin for self-renewal and repair. More accurately, the type of Peptides used are Bio-Whitening Peptides that is made up of a chain of 9 amino acids. In addition, Collagen Capsules are also present in both products. Contained within the capsule is concentrated collagen essence that helps to firm and hydrate skin. Upon breakage of the capsules, rich collagen is released and absorbed into the skin, keeping it plump, tender and youthful.


The range is a newly upgraded Pre-aging and Whitening series from Bio-essence, Singapore’s leading mass skin care brand. Newly added with Bio-Whitening Peptides, this skin care range provides intense nourishment for your skin. Here I have with me for review are their two star products, the Plumping Capsule Essence and Essence-in-cream.


Applying Bio-Whitening Peptides directly to your skin would signal your skin into thinking that it has enough melanin and stop further production of pigmentation. It is an effective skin brightener that reverses the appearance of dull, lifeless skin to deliver fairer and brighter skin.


Gives instant plumping for bouncy moisturized skin

  • Contains Collagen Capsule Essence that is rich in collagen to instantly plump up skin
  • Effectively helps to moisturize skin to quickly reduce any fine lines caused by dryness
  • Added with Bio-Whitening Peptides to help effectively brighten skin and improve skin fairness


For texture wise, it is rather light and watery. The product absorbs really quickly. The smell is similar to their Bird’s Nest range which is very sweet smelling. It also comes with a pump which is very hygienic.


After about 1 min of massaging, look at how quickly it is absorbed into the skin.



For application wise, I will dap a few drops all over my face and slowly massage it in.



Combines the richness of cream and treatment of capsule essence

  • Filled with Collagen Capsule Essence that break upon application to release concentrated essence which help to firm & moisturize skin
  • Enriched with nourishing Bird’s Nest Extract to effectively firm and nourish the skin
  • Added with Bio-Whitening Peptides, an effective skin brightener, to correct the appearance of dull skin, improving skin fairness and brightness


For texture wise, it is creamy and light. The product absorbs really quickly just like the Plumping Capsule Essence. The smell is similar to their Bird’s Nest range which is very sweet smelling.


After about 1 min of massaging, look at how quickly it is absorbed into the skin.



For application wise, I will dap a few drops all over my face and slowly massage it in.



Plumping Capsule Essence


Retail Price $39.90

Launch Special $33.90 (15% off)



Retail Price $36.90

Launch Special $31.35 (15% off)

Available at Watsons, Guardian and NTUC, do take advantage of the Watsons Promo that is valid until 7 Oct 2015. Purchase a Bird’s Nest + Peptides Perfect Cleanser with a Plumping Capsule Essence OR Essence-in-cream and receive a FREE Yu Xiang Yan Rock Sugar Bird’s Nest 150ml worth $18. (While stocks last at selected Watsons outlets)


Anyway, I have tried Yu Xiang Yan Rock Sugar Bird’s Nest and thought it tasted pretty good, it is certainly a delicious alternative to the home made ones. Unlike other brands, Yu Xiang Yan’s Bird’s Nest does not contain stabilizers, preservatives, flavouring and colouring. It is not as sweet and has very generous servings of Bird’s Nest as compared to other brands. Can I just say I am in love with the classy gold packaging too?



Thank you BIO-ESSENCE for the love!