OSIM uLove 白马王子 Massage Chair Experience

Have you ever dreamt of having a 白马王子 when you were younger? Well, I have always dreamt of this ever since I was a child while listening to fairy tales therefore I am really excited to tell you that the new OSIM uLove fulfilled my childhood dream and I will tell you more below!

A maker of luxury massage chairs, OSIM had their uLove private event at their HQ a few nights ago and I was one of the lucky attendees to be invited where I had one of the most amazing experiences ever which I will elaborate on later. Beautifully decorated with flower petals, a lovely dessert table and cocktail bar serving customized drinks awaits us invitees. Felt right at home with familiar faces around me. We were early hence we had a good time chatting and mingling around with canapés.

We were first ushered by our personalized chaperones into the Experience Zone where we were seated in our individual OSIM uLove massage chair in a dark scented room which was really dark to keep us in suspense how OSIM uLove 白马王子 looked like.

While seated, we were asked to place our feet into the socks attached to the leg rest. My family previously owned an older OSIM model and I remember at that time, there were no socks pockets so I am glad there is one now because it keeps my feet warm and cosy. Our chaperones then adjusted the inclination and strength for us accordingly. Due to the intelligent features OSIM uLove was equipped with, the strength was just right. I have lower back and feet issues so I found that it targeted correctly at the sore spots that needed massage badly. This was all I needed after a long day! Thanks to the Immersive Audio System, I was serenaded with alluring music and was quickly put into full relaxation mode. I slept through the massage and that’s how relaxing it is! This is my favourite feature of the OSIM uLove because it allows me to play my favourite songs on a smartphone or iPod. The Experience Zone was the main highlight for me as I finally had my muscles relieved after a long day of activities. Just like how I imagined my 白马王子would be like – a prince that arrives just in time to rescue his damsel in distress, the OSIM uLove fulfilled this dream of mine. It saved me from sore muscles haha!

I enjoyed how realistic the massage felt thanks to the V-Hand Massage technology that emulates an agile hand-grip of a professional masseuse, producing a realistic massage grip that is adept at extracting deep seated knots. To ensure the smoothest and most pleasurable massage, the 720o Roller Balls can rotate 360 degrees in both horizontal and vertical directions and intimately roll along every contour of your body. You can also customise your Massage Intensities to maximise enjoyment, precision and effectiveness. The OSIM uLove features a Long-Track Massage feature where it extends to the buttock areas to soothe and relax muscles stiffened from prolonged sitting. This is my other favourite feature because I sit quite a lot during the day so this helps to soothe my lower back which have suffered due to my poor sitting posture.

Another plus point, the OSIM uLove massage chair presents a suite of massage programs, professionally designed and tailored to satisfy the diverse needs of the whole family leaving you spoilt for choices! Like an ala-carte menu in a spa, you get first-class service in the comfort of your home. See below for the menu. If the existing massage programs are not to your liking, you can also download New Massage Programs simply with a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone.

After experiencing the Experience Zone, we toured around the Lifestyle Zone where we were further introduced to OSIM uLove. We got to understand more about the functionalities in depth. Here’s where all the pictures comes in!

The OSIM uLove performs Intelligent Auto Shoulder Detection activated at the start of every automatic massage program. The shoulder detection feature would access our unique physical build, ensuring that we benefit from the full curative effects of the personalised massage.

You can even activate the Extendible Foot Massager that can be customisable to the user’s unique height, providing an even more personalised massage all the way to the toes! For greater convenience, the uLove understands your massage needs and recalls your preferred massage settings for up to 3 different users. You can save up to 4 of your Favourite Massage Programs to appear on the top of the programme list for quicker selection and easier navigation. It also comes equipped with Comprehensive Safety Features ensuring the safety of your family-friends. The backrest will stop reclining upon detection of any object in its path and the footrest will also stop retracting when it senses any obstruction underneath it. With the One-Touch Chair Position, adjust to your desired chair positioning, using just one-touch. To ensure you feel cosy, Soothing Warm Air on the back prepares your body to loosen stiff muscles and joints. Unlike other massage chairs, which are strapped with remote control cables, OSIM uLove’s unique selling point lies with the fact that it has a retractable remote control that is  neatly tucked within a hidden panel. The remote control operates the intensity of a massage and streams music through the chair’s superior speakers.

Luxurious and majestic in design, the main body of the uLove is upholstered in quilted and modern weave inspired leatherette. Thoughtfully designed with retractable remote control and optimally positioned speakers, this makes OSIM uLove the perfect luxe addition to any home. It comes in an array of premium intense hues – Dreamy White, Handsome Brown, Charming Red, Dashing Copper and Gorgeous Teal, all with the same Handsome Design for you to choose from!

After having our pictures taken, we were given the big reveal! Finally, we see the 白马王子, well raved by OSIM’s uLove ambassador, Fan Bing Bing. It was a nice surprise! It really resembles a knight in shining armour like how I would imagine my 白马王子 to look like!

The OSIM uLove retails at a Special Price of $5,499 (UP $5,999) & will be exclusively available at the following:

• OSIM uLove Preview Shops at
Ang Mo Kio Hub #B2-05/06
Bedok Mall #B2-57
Best Denki Ngee Ann City L5
Best Denki VivoCity L2
Bukit Panjang Plaza #01-12
Causeway Point #B1-37
Changi Airport T2 Departure #026-115
Courts Tampines
IMM #02-40
Jem #B1-46
Jurong Point (B1-34A/35/36)
Junction 8 #03-10
Metro Causeway Point L3
Nex #03-05
Parkway Parade #B1-63 & #03-24/24A
Plaza Singapura #03-09
Raffles City #03-21
Takashimaya B1 OSIM Counter
Tampines Mall #B1-05
VivoCity #01-50/51
Waterway Point #B2-23
White Sands #02-07

 

Find out more about the OSIM uLove at ulove.osim.com

Do keep a look out!

The Face Shop The Therapy Set

Received this set during The Face Shop Tampines One flagship store opening and was surprised to know the TFS team gave away one of their most prominent skincare line away as the door gift!

I have heard of this line and how its more for mature skin. This The Therapy line is marketed as an anti-aging ritual “for tired skin”.

The Therapy First Serum

Moisture natural essential oil purify with crystal particles and natural materials rich thalasso water texture gives first skin care step instant absorption for moisture and dead skin care to treat skin condition.

Provides deep hydration and silky shine for high absorption of the next products.

Texture: More watery and thick at the same time. Rather cooling when applied.

Ingredients are unable to be found –

The Therapy Essential Tonic Treatment

A toner and treatment all in one! Toner + boosting effect that tones dry, rough skin while essential oil delivers anti-aging treatment effects.

An essential toner with natural golden herb ingredients and a luxurious appearance that gives a European feel. It is also a mild formula that is free from 10 additives such as surfactant and silicon etc and delivers concentrated fresh moisture and nutrition to dull skin that has lost its vitality.

Texture: A gel type that is rather watery but more viscious than the regular toner.

Ingredients:

WATER/EAU.PROPANEDIOL.PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER.GLYCERETH-26.DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL.BETAINE.METHYL GLUCETH-20.GLYCERIN.1,2-HEXANEDIOL.PANTHENOL.BUTYLENE GLYCOL. PHENOXYETHANOL.CARBOMER.DISODIUM EDTA.POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE.ADENOSINE.POLYQUATERNIUM-51.GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE.SODIUM HYALURONATE.HONEY EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE MIEL.THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT. AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT. ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE.OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL. CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT. LAURUS NOBILIS LEAF EXTRACT. MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT. MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT. CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT.OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT. CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT. DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE. FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

FORMULA WITHOUT 10 ADDITIVES: Surfactants, silicone, paraben, acrylamide, mineral oil, artificial coloring, animal-sourced ingredients, benzophenone, triethanolamine, sulfate

The Therapy Essential Formula Emulsion

A high class moisturizer with surfactant free formula blends high quality ingredients from nature for a luxurious texture to your skin. Looking similar to butter, it uses a Butter blending milk technology: Instead of using chemical surfactants it is blended with natural butter for a milky white emulsion. 6

Texture: High glossy milk moisturizer that looks like melted butter. It smells good too! Quickly absorbs coating the skin surface with natural oil-water barrier and leaves a soft silky smooth finish without any stickiness.

Ingredients:

WATER/EAU. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. PROPANEDIOL. GLYCERIN. ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL.CANOLA OIL. BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER.BETAINE. ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL.BEHENYL ALCOHOL. TRI-C14-15 ALKYL CITRATE. PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES. PHENOXYETHANOL. FRAGRANCE/PARFUM. CARBOMER. BUTYLENE GLYCOL.POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE.DISODIUM EDTA. DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE. GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT. ADENOSINE. SODIUM POLYACRYLATE. SODIUM HYALURONATE. HONEY EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE MIEL. AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT. OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL. CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT. LAURUS NOBILIS LEAF EXTRACT. MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT. MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT. CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT.OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT. CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT.

FORMULA WITHOUT 10 ADDITIVES : Surfactants, silicone, paraben, acrylamide, mineral oil, artificial coloring, animal-sourced ingredients, benzophenone, triethanolamine, sulfate.

The Therapy Moisture Blending Formula Cream

Anti-aging natural mold cream  that helps maintain firm skin. Using natural oils and butter for zero irritation, dewy moisture and a soft finish.

Texture: Reminds me of Laneige water sleeping mask, a gel type texture that is very watery and light. Absorbs easily into skin.

Ingredients are not available at this moment.

The Therapy Water Drop Anti-Aging Moisturizing Serum

This ultimate moisturizing serum takes care of moisturizing and anti-aging needs at the same time. It is formulated with moisturizing drops containing a rich, anti-aging blending formula.

After applying toner, dispense an adequate amount and gently massage over the entire face. Pat your face with your palms to aid absorption.

Texture: Very light gel texture and blends easily.

Ingredients

WATER/EAU.PROPANEDIOL.GLYCERIN.BUTYLENE GLYCOL.CYCLOPENTASILOXANE.BETAINE.PEG-32.DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER.CARBOMER.POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE.ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.PARFUM/FRAGRANCE.CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID.ADENOSINE.DIMETHICONE.DISODIUM EDTA.DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER.HONEY EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE MIEL.AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT. DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL.OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL. SODIUM CITRATE.LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT. ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT.TOCOPHEROL

Thank you The Face Shop for this set!

AbracadaBROW! BENEFIT’S latest brow collection

Attended the launch of Benefit’s latest brow collection previously and was so excited! If you read my previous post, you would know how much I adore the Gimme Brow brow gel. It is my favorite item of the recent launched brow collection. Of course, I found a few other favorites like the ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel color for a more intense look and brow zings eyebrow shaping kit for a perfect soft look. Received this cute wardrobe filled with Benefit’s latest brow collection. Felt so blessed!

ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel color – cream-gel brow colour with brush

Brush on rich, buildable colour! This all-in-one eyebrow cream-gel easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. Plus the built-in hard-angled brush magically converts to a full-size brush for precise control & effortless application!

I find that this builds from natural looking to dramatic tones. It also looks similar to cream-gel color and is 24 hour waterproof. I like that it adds a edgier look to my soft features and leaves an angled brow end.

goof proof eyebrow pencil – super easy brow-filling & shaping pencil

Everyone’s an expert with this super easy filling & shaping eyebrow pencil. It features a custom, non-sharpen “goof-proof” tip, soft colour and a glide-on formula for easy & fast brow filling. Comes complete with built-in blending spoolie-brush and is a 12-hour* waterproof** formula. It becomes easier to fill and shape beautiful brows.

BROWVO! conditioning eyebrow primer – nutrient-rich primer for fuller-looking brows

It’s a brow RE-appearing act with this nutrient-rich eyebrow primer! Worn alone BROWVO!conditions & smooths brows.  Worn as a primer it enhances & extends the wear of other brow products.  This conditioning formula contains keratin & soy proteins known to help brows look THICKER, HEALTHIER & FULLER. A all-in-one eyebrow serum, this clear gel suits all brows and has a custom soft-touch applicator.

brow zings eyebrow shaping kit – total taming & shaping kit for brows

Our famous pocket-size eyebrow kit is NEW & improved! Brow zing’s perfectly paired eyebrow powder & wax, mini slant tweezers and NEW dual-sided extendable applicator is everything you need to sculpt, shape and fill brows. Available in 3 NEW shades so every girl can get amaZING brows. A natural-shaded setting powder, you can achieve soft, pigmented eyebrow shaping waxed eyebrows and a full 12-hour wear.

precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil – ultra-fine brow defining pencil

Say hello to precised & defined eyebrows! This ultra-fine eyebrow pencil draws incredibly natural-looking, hair-like strokes that last 12 budge-proof hours. A few strokes of the rich yet blendable colour will transform brows from shapeless & undefined to filled & defined eyebrows. Featuring a twist-up, non-sharpen tip, this has a built-in spoolie-brush and is a waterproof eyebrow pencil

high brow eyebrow highlighter – creamy brow highlighting pencil

This creamy eyebrow highlighter accentuates arches for brighter, boosted and younger-looking eyes. Ideal for all skin tones, the natural-looking linen-pink pencil glides onto brow bones and blends in like a dream. This effctively lifts brows and features a NEW creamy, blendable formula ensuring brows look natural-looking, with a matte finish.

3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer – subtle brow-enhancing highlights

Brows come to life with this brush-on highlighting gel! The custom mess-proof brush applies evenly from root-to-tip. It softens the look of darker brows with subtle highlights and enhances lighter brows with depth & dimension. Wear alone or with your favorite brow pencil. This provides instant brow highlights and as it is water resistant and provides 12 hour wear, it offers mess proof application.

ready, set, BROW! clear brow gel – 24-hour invisible shaping & setting gel for brows

This 24-hour, clear brow gel shapes & tames brows and locks on makeup so brows don’t pull a disappearing act. The custom-molded, dual-sided wand coats hairs from root to tip and the flexible, flake-free formula is easy to apply and quick to dry! Providing an invisible-finish, the formula keeps your brows strong yet with a flexible hold but controls brow hairs. I usually use this after I powder my brows with brow zings eyebrow shaping kit.

gimme brow volumizing eyebrow gel – brow-volumising fibre gel

The cult-favorite gimme brow tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin & hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. The custom, tiny tapered brush blends easily while the precision tip shapes hairs into place. Available in 3 shades, including a NEW MEDIUM SHADE, so every gal can brush on fuller-looking brows. I am using shade #3 and love how natural it is. It enhances/tames the brow shape/brows and further defines it. It is also long wearing – lasts the whole day and water resistant too!

Available from 23 June onwards, if you want to get first hand opportunity with these babies, don’t forget to check out their sneak preview flash sale happening at @sephorasg ION/NEX/Westgate on the 10/11 June (TODAY and tomorrow) and stand a chance to WIN their NEW brow collection and a @benefitcosmeticssg hamper worth $1000 in total! Three hampers are up for grabs so head there naw ~

BIG thank you to Benefit Cosmetics team for this wardrobe filled with the MASSIVE brow collection! Made my day <3

SAY HI TO BENEFIT NEW BROW COLLECTION AND SUN KISSED PRODUCTS

Attended the launch for BENEFIT‘s latest brow collection and am so excited to share with you one of their award winners plus my “absolutely cannot live without” item. This is the first time I picked up a brow item after so long! I didn’t need brow stuff anymore ever since I did eyebrow embroidery. Even though I did embroidery, I do think of having an extra lift and more defined eyebrows sometimes but found pencil or crayon types of eyebrow items were too harsh looking hence I stopped but thought eyebrow powders were too light too! It was only until Benefit gave the gimme brow voluminizing eyebrow gel, I was hooked. Gel solved my issue and was a life saviour! Introducing some of my favourites as well as their latest collection below.

gimme brow volumizing eyebrow gel – brow-volumising fibre gel

The cult-favorite gimme brow tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin & hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. The custom, tiny tapered brush blends easily while the precision tip shapes hairs into place. Available in 3 shades, including a NEW MEDIUM SHADE, so every gal can brush on fuller-looking brows. I am using shade #3 and love how natural it is. It enhances/tames the brow shape/brows and further defines it. It is also long wearing – lasts the whole day and water resistant too!

dew the hoola liquid bronzer – soft-matte liquid bronzer for face

This liquid bronzer gives your face a year-round glow without the gleam. The smoothing effects and lightweight texture melt in for a shimmerless, natural look that’s so sheer. I like the soft-matte finish and how it blends so easily and seamlessly for a flawless finish.

hoola zero tanlines body bronzer – the believable allover body bronzer

IThis smooth, non-sticky body bronzer glides on HANDS FREE and blends on instantly & seamlessly for a thoroughly believable bronze. The 12-hour hoola zero tanlines formula stays on even when your clothes come off. Has been tasted on 21 ladies. An instant body bronzer, you would be happy to know this is transfer resistant and streak free. I used it the whole day with no sense of stickiness at all. Clothes were unstained too! I like that it comes with a cute sponge application so it promotes hands free application which can be quite messy if applied with hands instead.

sugar bomb – “sugar rush flush” face powder

Bought this myself because I couldn’t resist all the pretty pink and coral shades. Swirl the four shimmering shades of peach, soft plum, pink and rose together and sweep powder on cheeks for a natural radiance. This is the current blush I use! Love that it includes a soft natural bristle brush. The shade is so pretty and flatters any complexions.

hoola bronzing & contouring brush – seamlessly applies any powder bronzer or blush

Brush on a seamless bronze or create sexy contours with this hoola bronzing & contouring brush. The ultra-plush bristles seamlessly sweep on your favorite powder bronzer or blush. PLUS the special dome shape easily sculpts & contours your face.

Check out Benefit Cosmetics stores from 24 June onwards for more brow surprises! Thank you BENEFIT for all these awesome products!

 

LANEIGE Summer 2016 Collection

Are you ready to sport the trendy and timeless nautical look just in time for your vacation with the LANEIGE Limited Edition Summer Collection?

This Limited Edition Summer 2016 collection comes with the #MarineGirlBoy Eyeshadow Palette, the Sparkling Body Cushion and Marine Nail Kit.

Summer Collection Marine Girl Boy Eyeshadow Palette (S$57)

Inspired by the 2016 Pantone Colour of the Year, the palette features six unique shades: Salar de Uyuni, Boracay Emerald, Summer Serenity, Singapore Sling Pink and Rose Salt Recipe. With the high-colour payoff, no sweltering heat can stop you from being in style. 

REVIEW

How interesting can these shades get? They have even included in Singapore Sling Pink shade which is super cute! Colors are pigmented with a tinge of glittering effect. Add a little pop with the shade, Summer Serenity. This palette is perfect for that long awaited beach holidays!

Summer Collection Sparkling Body Cushion (S$53)

Keep your body cool under the sun with the limited edition Summer Collection Sparkling Body Cushion (S$53). Formulated with Sparkling Water and Aloe ingredients to provide added moisture, the Sparkling Body Cushion soothes and refreshes the skin with an added highlighting effect. Wear the healthy glow to complement your summer look.

REVIEW

LANEIGE BB Cushions are the bomb. A huge fan of BB Cushion for the face, I am so happy that I now have their Body Cushion too. Add a little sparkle to your beach holiday look with this baby.

Summer Collection Marine Nail Kit (S$23)

The complete nautical look cannot be achieved without pretty manicured nails. The Summer Collection Marine Nail Kit (S$23) is conveniently packed to dress up your nails in the classic nautical colours and it even comes with easy-to-use stencil and stickers. Dressing up your nails in different combinations will definitely be a breeze!

Comes in a set of four colours: Royal Red, Marine Blue, White, Light Blue

Comes with easy to use stencil and stickers, I can’t wait to use these shades on my nails! Shall wait till my gel polish completely falls before applying these popping shades.

Currently available in stores, check it out in stores today!

COMA MAKEUP STORE – www.comamakeup.com

Are you a big fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills and Colorpop like me? I previously bought my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette from Net-A-Porter and it was ridiculously expensive at S$100! Can you imagine my excitement when I found out that COMA MAKEUP brings in all the exclusive USA brands? So happy that I can now get Colorpop at an affordable price!

If you don’t already know, COMA is a one-stop beauty station for affordable and amazing quality cosmetics that are hard-to-get in Singapore. You can get free shipping in Singapore by spending above S$25!

Check out what did they send in the mail? I managed to get the well-raved Lorac Pro Palette (S$75) and a Colorpop Satin Lip (S$13) in Botanical shade.

Lorac PRO Palette

Go PRO with the LORAC PRO Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’S velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanical’s and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO. PRO Palette Contains 16 Eye Shadows and a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts, a PRO must-have! How To Use: Prime, shade, line, and define. Eye Shadows can be used wet or dry.

REVIEW

I love HOW pigmented this palette is! Mainly consisting of neutral brown shades, I love how easy it is to use on the eyes and matchable with any outfits. Despite there is no brush, I like that it is easily blendable with the fingers. In addition, they also included an eye primer together for convenience sake. The eye primer stays on pretty well for the eyeshadows to stay. I prefer this to Urban Decay’s.

Lorac PRO Palette Shades

Top Row: White (Matte), Cream (Matte), Taupe (Matte), Lt. Pink (Matte), Mauve (Matte), Sable (Matte), Espresso (Matte), Black (Matte) 

Bottom Row: Nude (Shimmer), Champagne (Sparkle), Gold (Shimmer), Lt. Bronze (Shimmer), Pewter (Shimmer), Garnet (Shimmer), Deep Purple (Shimmer), Slate (Shimmer)

Lorac PRO Palette Ingredients 

TALC, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, MINERAL OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, METHICONE, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, METHYLPARABEN, WATER(AQUA), LAUROYL LYSINE, PROPYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CARUM PETROSELINUM (PARSLEY) EXTRACT, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Colorpop Ultra Satin Lip in Botanical shade 

Frick & Frack, Lumiere 2, Echo Park, Magic Wand and Botanical shades (L-R)

Besides Botanical shade, I also have the Satin Lips in Echo Park, Lumiere 2, Frick and Frack, and Magic Wand shades. Even though Colorpop Satin Lips smells rather off (many of my friends think so too), it is definitely a good buy! The texture is so smooth and glides on really well. The colour is pretty vibrant and perfect for the matte look yet not too drying! I like that it isn’t expensive at all and allows us beauty reviewers a chance to review many different shades without breaking the bank!

New subscribers get 10% off the first purchase, so hop over and check out COMAMAKEUP now!

CLIO Summer 2016 Collection

With the summer temperatures rising, it only seems fitting to put your best face forward with an effortless and flawless look. CLIO introduces its Summer 2016 collection: Fresh and Glowing, Light as Air. Heroed by the 1st* Light as air Serum Fluid Foundation– Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation and supported by an innovative gradation brow pencil, Kill Brow Gradation Dual Eyebrow and an expansion of its star lip collection, Virgin Kiss Tension Lip in the hottest, stylish shades!

Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation (S$29.90)

CLIO launches its 1st* serum fluid foundation – Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation – that will make looking flawless a summer breeze.

The new ultra light skin-perfecting fluid is the 1st*-of- its-kind mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. CLIO’s exclusive Air Touch Technology promises an ultra soft, airy touch as it glides onto skin perfectly. Infused with 43% essence and a blend of velvet polymer ingredients, it feels more like a lightweight serum than makeup. It is so light, it blends seamlessly like a second skin!

Revive your skin with innovative light technology to reduce fine lines and give skin a radiant, youthful glow. The moisture capture formula provides abundant moisture and the unique mineral pigments have a lifting effect while covering imperfections and visibly erasing signs of tiredness.

What it is formulated to do:

  • Provide coverage
  • Nourish
  • Provide radiance
  • Lifting effect
  • Brighten
  • Eliminate Imperfections
  • Illuminate
  • Firm
  • Moisturize
003 Linen, 004 Ginger (R-L)
Available in two ultra blendable shades, embrace the carefree summer vibe with the CLIO Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation. It feels as light as air, you’ll forget you’re wearing any coverage!

The latest collection is available exclusively in selected Watsons stores however the Exclusive Box set with brush that you see in the picture will not be available in stores.

Easy-to-use Gradation Pencil (S$17.90)

3D, 4D, 6D.. Korean eyebrow embroidery has always been a trend. However, the new CLIO Kill Brow Gradation Dual Pencil lets you achieve beautifully-shaped brows, au naturale and fuss-free!

The trick for natural-looking eyebrows is to create a gradient effect. Brush upwards with the lighter shade and with light, short strokes in the direction your brows grow naturally. Then, concentrate on the outer section of your arches by filling in with the darker shade. What you want to do is to diffuse the color for the perfect, soft wash of coverage that blends in with your natural hair. This gradation pencil will be your new secret to long-lasting, natural brows!

Available in two shades, 01 Natural Brown and 02 Light Brow.

Korea’s ultimate iconic Lipstick (S$22.90)

When it comes to summer’s hottest lip shades, its all about bright, vibrant hues. Dubbed Korea’s ultimate iconic lipstick, CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip is Korea’s ultimate iconic lipstick is intensely rich and highly-pigmented. Packed with skin-loving nutrients for a luxurious, comfortable finish, this lipstick nourishes the lips with a unique semi-gloss finish while providing a the perfect luscious colour.

6, 8, 17, 18 (R-L)

Launching six new bold and vibrant hues, 06 Bangarang, 07 Some, 08 Chu, 17 Love Me, 18 Kiss Me Tender and 19 Hug Me Harder, this full- coverage lipstick is an expansion of CLIO’s current star lipstick collection. Whether a juicy shade of peach, a joyful electric pink or a fiery red hot lip, a sexy hint of colour to brighten up your complexion is just what you need!

Thank you Clio for sending me some love!

Join Kiehl’s to Create A Better Earth for Children with Autism

Join Kiehl’s TODAY to “Create A Better Earth for Children with Autism”

Maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting children’s causes by raising awareness and funds to create safer, more positive environments for children, Kiehl’s is collaborating with Tan Zi Xi, Award-Winning Illustrator, to raise awareness for the children from Autism Association (Singapore) this June 2016.

Kiehl’s will be donating 100% of the nett proceeds from the sale of the Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque 142g, to Autism Association (Singapore) for the upgrading of the centres, teaching materials, staff training and development, as well as sponsorship of needy families. We will also be donating $1 for every pledge made on our website in the month of June.

So why Children with Autism?

It is part of the three core pillars Kiehl’s is strongly committed to supporting: Children’s Wellbeing, HIV/AID Education, and Environment.

Most Singaporeans know about the Autism disability, but don’t realize that it requires an incredible amount of resources and care to support children with autism.

Besides giving back to the society, Kiehl’s wants to Give Back To The Earth too.

The Rare Earth Deep Cleansing Masque made of a main ingredient – Amazonian White Clay – is fairly-traded and sustainably sourced from Marajo Island, located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil.

This is my favourite masque and also happens to be Kiehl’s best seller! I love that I now have two of it! This masque really cleanses the pores very well. I use it twice a week for purification of the pores.

This deep-pore cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help purify skin and eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull-looking.

Launching in June, the limited-edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque 142g is available only for the month of June, retailing at $45 (usual price).

Do help to spread the word by featuring Kiehl’s “Create A Better Earth for Children With Autism” campaign on social media and tagging us #KiehlsforAutism #Kiehlssg #RareEarth #DoGoodLookGood

Givenchy x Mondo Vantaggio x Joanna Lim

Had the most sumptuous Mother’s Day tea party at Mondo Vantaggio for their Mother-Daughter day out. It was a lovely time thanks to Mondo Vantaggio.

Not the first time being there, I am still surprised with how grand the store’s outlook is. Its like walking into Prada but with many more brands other than just one single brand. An all-new Multi label luxury store, you have to check out Mondo Vantaggio’s collection of designer labels and the ongoing sales available!

Check out my very first experience at Mondo Vantaggio here!

So right now they are currently having a 60% markdown and weekly brand sale.

Get 15% off on selected brands as seen below:

  • 1st to 5th – Valentino & Balenciaga
  • 6th to 12th – Gucci
  • 12th 19th – Burberry & Saint Laurent
  • 20th to 26th – Prada
  • 27th to 30th – Miu Miu & Versache

ALSO, check out Mondo Vantaggio’s latest cover girl for GIVENCHY NEW IN CAMPAIGN –   Joanna Lim of Night Owl Cinematics. Look at how she beautifully styled the latest Givenchy pieces available in store.

Seeing how gorgeous the bags look on her, I had my go at a few of my favourites from Givenchy! Below are my picks.

Don’t forget to drop by at Mondo Vantaggio this June for your fashion fix!

L’occitane Almond Collection

I have always been a fan of almonds, whether is it almond cookies or almond milk. They not only taste good but smell so good too which makes it the perfect smell for my shower foams and moisturisers. Are you a fan of almonds like me? If you are, you would want to stay tune to this post because I will be introducing the lovely almond collection from L’occitane. Almond is well-known for its ability to nourish the skin and L’occitane has integrated almonds in body care and toiletries that are both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective. Made with Almonds sourced from Haute Provence, the Almond range, including our delicious shower oil and mouth-watering body cream, supports the sustainability of almond trees in the region, as these trees are a staple to the beauty of the Provencal landscape.

This is my first time coming close to the brand L’occitane. The spelling of the brand may seem complicated to others when pronouncing the brand for the first time but I was once given a lesson from my friend on brands and remembered the pronunciation of this brand ever since. I love the name and as exquisite as the name sounds, the products are even more exquisite.

Was given an opportunity to have first hand experience with the products when attending their launch at Webarre studio the other time and brought home 3 of their popular products from the almond range – Almond Shower Oil (200ml), Milk Concentrate (200ml) and Velvet Hands SPF 15.

L’OCCITANE ALMOND SHOWER OIL (200ml, $39)  – comes in 200ml and 500ml ($39/$62)

Oil-liked texture that transforms into a lavish, softening foam when mixed with water. Unique in texture and leaves a  satin-like softness all over the body. Cleanses gently to impart a delectable perfume. I like this a lot! I have used bathing oils for a long time but never before have I came into contact with something so fragrant and leaves a strong almond fragrance.

Texture: Oil-liked texture that turns into foam after lathering with water.

Ingredients are unavailable.

L’OCCITANE ALMOND MILK CONCENTRATE  – (200ml, $89)

This Almond Milk Concentrate melts into the skin in a creamy and silky texture, to help the skin look firmer and smoother while bringing 48 hours of hydration. Skin feels firmer the next day too!

This almond concentrate promises to better define body contours leaving skin looking firmer and satiny-smooth after a month’s use.

Texture: Rich and thick but lightweight and blends easily into skin.

Ingredients

Almond milk
Almond oil
Almond proteins
Silicon
Nut extract
Tightening ingredient made from almond

L’OCCITANE ALMOND VELVET HANDS  SPF 15

This rich yet silky and velvety hand cream helps to protect the youthfulness of your hands leaving hands intensely nourished, smoother hands and more even skin tone.
Plus! It is also enriched with UV filters that protects hands and leaves them enveloped with a floral and powdery scent of blossoming almond trees. I really love the smell of this one!

Texture: Rich and thick but absorbs quickly!

Active Ingredients
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane / Avobenzone 3%
Homosalate 5%
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate / Octinoxate 7,5%
Ethylhexyl Salicylate / Octisalate 5%

Inactive ingredients
AQUA/WATER – GLYCERIN – OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE
– PENTYLENE GLYCOL – DIMETHICONE – POLYMETHYL
METHACRYLATE – COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE
– CETEARYL ALCOHOL – CYCLOMETHICONE –
GLYCERYL STEARATE – PEG-100 STEARATE – CETYL
PALMITATE – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET
ALMOND) OIL – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS
(SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS
DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) LEAF CELL
EXTRACT – HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)
SEED OIL – HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM
ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER – CETYL
ALCOHOL – CETEARETH-33 – SODIUM BENZOATE –
DIMETHICONOL – XANTHAN GUM – TOCOPHEROL –
DISODIUM EDTA – SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE – POLYSORBATE
60 – 1,2-HEXANEDIOL – CAPRYLYL GLYCOL –
PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – BENZYL SALICYLATE – LINALOOL – CITRONELLOL – GERANIOL – LIMONENE.

Now, with my current obsession with the L’occitane Almond Range, I want to check out their Shower Scrub too!

Hope this helps and thank you for reading. Do share with me what is your favourite product in L’occitane!