So what really makes my skin glow? I believe most of you are tired of hearing skincare reviews as they all sound the same BUT trust me when I say, this post will reveal to you a revolutionary serum that is probably one of the best in the market, well at least for me that is.
I was hesitant when I first heard of ASTALIFT but decided to give it a try anyway and to my pleasant surprise, their products actually worked well for my skin. I found out during my consultation that all along I have been missing one step in my skincare regime which shockingly to say, is a serum! So all along my skincare regime which comprises of Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser, Sunblock daily isn’t enough. According to the trainer, I should add Serum before Moisturiser to allow better penetration of the nutrients from the product while Moisturiser acts as a protective layer to hydrate your skin.
Most people do not know this but ASTALIFT is developed by FUJIFILM. FUJIFILM Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, in Japan, is best known for all FUJIFILM products such as photo imaging and digital products, data storage media, graphic arts, medical and life science products for more than 20 years in Singapore.
Applying its propriety knowledge of nanotechnology for exposing and colour developing in film making, FUJIFILM created ASTALIFT, an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare and supplement products with proven efficacy.
I recently visited the newly opened third and largest boutique in NEX, the largest mall in the Northeast region of Singapore. Spanning 688 square feet, this shop features the brand’s signature red hue to signify the vibrancy and richness of ASTALIFT.
A highlight of this retail outlet includes a skin analyser machine, where customers’ skin condition is analysed, so that suitable products can be recommended accordingly. I was fortunate enough to be given a try at their skin analyser during their roadshow. It was truly an educational experience where I got to learnt my skin’s age, and also the areas my skin was lacking in. My skin was severely lacking in hydration and drowning in oiliness. I was recommended a simple skincare regime to follow by the trainer.
Astalift In-Focus Cellactive Serum
One of the products recommended to me during the analysis was the NEW ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellactive Serum. This serum contains Nano-Astaxanthin CP+ for stem cell anti-oxidation protection and Boswellia Serrata for existing stem cells activation. Stem Cells are re-energised to combat skin ageing like wrinkles and loss of elasticity while improving skin tone, radiance and softness. Stem Cells are additionally protected from stresses that cause skin damage. This results in delayed ageing and restoration of skin elasticity and youth through Stem Cell Rejuvenation.
ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution SPF50+ PA+++
The serum’s texture was an intriguing film-like orangey gel texture . The Ion Sensing Technology allows immediate penetration of serum as it glides on the skin. Skin feels fresher and well-protected with a lightweight film-like texture over my face. The therapeutic scent of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine & Sandalwood lifted my moods instantly preparing me for a good night’s sleep. Plus, I love that it comes with a hygienic pump mechanism.
Here’s my before and after pictures:
Skin is more hydrated and lines, pores, pimples are lesser.
In addition to the In-Focus Cellactive Serum, the trainer also mentioned two other products to use in conjunction with the serum as a daily beauty regime. The two other products are the Jelly Aquarysta and Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF50P PA++++.
ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta
ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta is their signature product. This is a jelly-type beauty essence from their aging range. The product contains “human-type nano acyl ceramide”, moisturizing ingredient stably dispersed at the world’s smallest 20nm-level, in addition to proprietary moisturizing ingredient “human-type nano ceramide”, thereby enhancing moisturizing function that moisturizes every corner of skin. This product is used straight after cleansing to enhance absorption of my other products, such as the In-Focus Cellactive Serum.
ASTALIFT Perfect UV
The most essential skincare step for me would be sufficient sun protection and what better way to achieve that is to apply loads of sunblock! Under the ASTALIFT White skincare series, this tube offers enhanced UV protection with signature ingredients to promote smoother, brighter-looking skin.
White Perfect Clear UV Solutio
It also has a sensor cap which changes colour to purple when it is exposed to deep UVA, to alert me that it is time to top up my sunblock. It can be applied on top of my makeup too, without worries of smudging.
Besides the range of skincare products, they have makeup too also! Which received recognition from CLEO and Her World beauty awards!
FUJIFILM’s strengths lies in image analyzing technologies, gleaned from its vast experience in the photogenic and medical fields, have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.
ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!
Wish to try the In-Focus Cellactive
ASTALIFT @ Wisma Atria
Telephone Number: (+65) 6238-6386 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
ASTALIFT @ JEM
Telephone Number: (+65) 6734-8860 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
ASTALIFT @ NEX
Telephone Number: (+65) 6481-3937 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
Learn more about the In-focus Cellactive Serum HERE: http://bit.ly/2x7siOI
As the festive period is approaching, I am sure everyone wants to look beautiful and that includes me too! Wish to achieve a v-shaped face, & better hair growth this Christmas? I have something to share with you which make perfect gifts for your love ones too!
Besides the beauty and health benefits which I will share later, the best thing I love about the massagers would be how lightweight and portable they are. The design is also sleek and compact making it ideal for travel and bringing them everywhere. Plus they are so affordable, going at only $99 each (UP $149) making them ideal and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones (family, colleagues, friends) or vain girlfriends.
uGem 2 Beauty Massager
So back to the wonderful massage functions of this handy beauty device that will help bring out a sculpted v-shaped face and a gorgeous glow, you can get a firmer v-shaped face in just 5-10mins a day with this massager. Use it daily with your favourite moisturiser or cream before bedtime and you will no longer feel inferior of your round face or saggy skin! You can stop standing behind your friends when taking photos. Beauty apps to edit and “slim” your face in the photos are also not needed anymore!
What I love about it is that it is perfect for achieving the V-shaped face any girl would die for without surgery. You can get rid of the water retention and puffy face you have in the morning. Eye bags are visibly reduced and wrinkles & fine lines are smoothened out too! Best of all, it relieves headaches and fights signs of aging: sagging face, water retention, droopy eyes or dark circles, dull skin complexion. To find out more about the benefits, you can check out their Christmas brochure!
uScalp Salon-style Scalp Massager
Besides the face, I believe girls are also concerned about their hair! Say yes to beautiful and shinier air with uScalp. Treat your love ones who take care of their luscious locks to a salon-style scalp massage anytime. With a multi-dimensional scrubbing action, it mimics the fingers of a hair professional to enhance blood circulation – great for achieving healthy & beautiful hair. The scalp massage that you look forward to at the salon can now be experienced at the comfort of your home. Besides if you have hair problems like thinning hair or hair loss, this is definitely for you. I passed it to my dad who is experiencing hair loss and he swears by it. Yes, you can also get this for men! Not only does it increase circulation to promote hair growth, it strengthens hair roots for healthier hair and relieves stress, tension & headache relaxing the mind & body and improving sleep quality. To find out more about the benefits, you can check out their Christmas brochure!
Due to my hectic lifestyle and being in the F&B line, it is important to get frequent massages as I tend to return home with aching legs and body. The health benefits of a massage are amazing and massage is a way to pamper yourself if you do not have time to head to the salon or spa.
If say beauty gadgets aren’t ideal for a certain loved one, say for example you don’t think your parents would require them, you can still check out other products from OSIM as I know I can always count on OSIM for the perfect gift. Recently, I got to try out the uJolly and uStiletto and I passed these massagers to my parents as I think they would love them and the best part, I can always get to use it whenever I feel like it since I stay with my parents.
With that said, this is the end of my review. Hope this helps and merry christmas in advance!
OSIM Christmas Exclusive
Even Tosh Zhang and Apple from Ah Boys To Men are loving it:
Both items are available at all OSIM stores, roadshows or online webshop , go try them out and I am sure you will bring them home with you!
With Christmas less than a month away, I am STILL unsure what to gift my loved ones! If you are having the same problem, don’t miss out on OSIM’s Christmas collection items here.
Prices start as low as $68 for TWO awesome gift items. My top picks are uMist Dream Humidifier, uSnooz Massage Wrap & uVision Eye Massager which I need for my hectic life.
After a long day at work, how would you choose to relax? For me, I turn to OSIM uJolly for a relaxing massage session.
Portability and Flexibility
A new generation full back massager, what I love is its flexibility! Any chair can now be a massage chair. It is portable, versatile and can conveniently fit onto most chairs, sofas, loungers and beds to provide one-stop relief for neck, shoulders & back wherever you are.
You can use them in the bedroom;
Space-saving is so important to me because in the past I used to procrastinate about getting a back massager as space could be limited back home. However with the portability OSIM uJolly offers, I can even keep it in the cupboard when I wish to make space. It is so lightweight, even I could carry it upstairs and downstairs myself. You could even fit it in the car so you never need to worry about moving house. This is essential because I am looking to relocate pretty soon.
OSIM uJolly’s innovative V-Grip Massage Technology is unparalleled. It comes with 2 massage techniques – Shoulder Grip & Lumbar Press delivers a targeted massage for deep tissue relief by loosening stiff & aching muscles.
Oh wait, do you know it is affordable too? Only $449 (U.P. $499) or $38 per month with instalment plan! Certainly budget-friendly for the young working adults and new couples. If you are looking for a full massage you might wish to combine it with a leg massager like their newly launched OSIM uStiletto. You may wish to check out my review HERE.
Being someone who’s very much into fashion, I am in love with the design. I chose OSIM uJolly in the colour, Merry Red but it also comes in Happy Yellow! This is one modern design for any modern home.
Affordable, portable and beneficial to the health, OSIM uJolly makes the best gift for your loved ones (family, friends and colleagues). Is your partner’s birthday coming up? This would be the ultimate gift for him/her. I gifted my parents with OSIM uJolly because I feel they need it more than I do and I could kill two birds with one stone, as I can even use it too! This would also make the perfect Christmas gift as well!
I highly recommend a weekly massage if possible. It is never too late to start taking care of your health. Health is gold and regular massages would aid in blood circulation hence improving our overall health. Massage is well received by all ages whether you are young or old. If you are like me, facing daily stress from work and sitting long hours at the office, you can look forward to relaxing on the uJolly after a long day at work since we won’t always have the time to head to the spa or massage parlour. I always believe in self love as it can make you feel better overall as a person and it is always better to pamper yourself daily.
You can even share with your boyfriend/husband and family like I did.
Great news for you all!
From now till 31st Dec 2017, enjoy $70 off OSIM uJolly at $429 (UP $499) or $36 per month (based on 12 months instalment) when you pay with DBS/POSB credit, debit or NETS card at any OSIM Outlets today!
Available at all OSIM Stores, Roadshows or Online Webshop at www.OSIM.com
OSIM Webshop Exclusive: In addition, for a limited time only, quote my name “sydney” and get $70 off uJolly PLUS receive FREE Delivery and receive a pair of FREE Beauty Socks when you purchase an OSIM uJolly during checkout on www.OSIM.com ! Start taking care of your health today before its too late.
#OSIM #uJolly #OSIMuJolly
Moving forward to the next chapter in life soon, I am always on the lookout for quality lifestyle products that I can incorporate in my home, or when travel. I used to shop at brick and mortar shops but the thing is, you will need to bring them back home which can be a hassle when you don’t have much space in the car or even take public transport. Everything changed when I chanced upon IUIGA!
IUIGA is a lifestyle brand that celebrates quality living. They aim to deliver quality products without traditional mark-ups. Why pay so much for quality? In traditional retail, a product is marked up 8 to 15 times by the time it reaches you. The product goes through a long process of at least 10 to 20 layers from manufacturers to distribution and finally to the end consumer. The IUIGA team scoured the world to find the best raw materials and manufacturers to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional everyday items at absolutely transparent prices.
The vision is to reveal the true cost of quality and make quality universally accessible so that you can create a better everyday life at home.
What I got off the website with just $300 was 2 luggages, one cabin size and another for check in. I also got a sock organiser because I have a silly habit of losing them. The luggages are made from the same manufacturer as Samsonite so you can rest assured on the quality. The sock organiser is so affordable and is the best thing I got off the site I believe because now my helper doesn’t have a problem with finding space to place my socks and there’s no excuses for me not to find them too!
The luggages are really very affordable. I have a thing for luggages because I travel very often and sometimes on budget airlines, you notice your luggages damaging more often than ever because the service crew just throw your luggage. These luggages are so hardy and affordable yet pretty. I feel so good purchasing them. Check out the luggages I got! Go check them out at their website now.
It was a dream come true last weekend. It’s not everyday I get a supercar experience. All thanks to Motorway Car Rentals, that was made possible. Wish to win a supercar experience of your own? Make sure you read till the end of this post to know how!
Hosting one of the largest fleet of pre-owned and rental fleets in Singapore completed by in-house maintenance and workshop facilities as well as motor insurance and financial services, Motorway Group stands as one of Singapore’s leading companies in the automotive car industry. Check out the cars they have for sale and rental below:
They not only do rental of cars, they also sell and do trade-ins.
If you are looking for limousine and chauffer driven services, you know where to go.
To join in the hype of Formula One, Motorway’s McLaren MP4-12C Spider and Ferrari California will be zooming around Singapore to spread the F1 fever to everyone! The Motorway F1 Team will be passing by various districts and iconic places.
8th September (Friday) – CBD Area, 11am to 5pm
- Outram Park area
- Tanjong Pagar area
- Marina Boulevard area
- River Valley area
- Duxton area
- Tiong Bahru area
9th September (Saturday) – Town Area, 1pm to 4pm
- Raffles Place area
- Clarke Quay area
- Dhoby Ghaut area
- Bukit Timah area
- Suntec area
- City Hall area
- Novena area
- Orchard area
- Bugis area
- Marina Bay area
- Chinatown area
- Holland Village area
Simply follow the steps below and one lucky winner will get to experience an unforgettable chauffeur-driven service in a Supercar, along with $100 luxe rental voucher.
- Follow @MotorwayLuxe to get live update of where the car is,
- Spot and snap a picture of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider or Ferrari California with Motorway Decal
- Upload on Instagram, and do tag – @ssydneyho @motorwayluxe when posting your entry
- Hashtag #MotorwayLuxe E.G. SPOTTED THE RED FERRARI!! I WANNA WIN THIS! @ssydneyho @motorwayluxe
- (optional) Upload on Facebook and tag “Motorway Car Rentals” for higher chance of winning. Winner will be announced via Motorway Car Rentals Facebook Page on 18th Sep.
Besides the giveaway, you might want to check out the promotions below. You can sign up via this link: https://goo.gl/tmpd2d to get the promotional price listed.
- Chauffeur-driven service at $250 (UP. $488) during the period from 8th to 24th September 2017
- One-way trip from Motorway Building to any destination within 8 km radius
- Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $30/km
- Self-drive of Supercar at $288 (UP. $568) during the period from 8th to 24th September 2017
- Pick any location that is within 8 km radius from Motorway Building
- Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $50/km
This promotion is only valid during the date stated! They don’t usually have it on the price list, so grab this chance to fulfil your Supercar dream! PS Girls, you can get it for your boyfriend too!
AND THAT’S NOT ALL. Motorway Car Rentals are giving 10% discount on rental! Remember to Quote “SYDNEY10” upon reservation to enjoy the offer (Valid until 30th November 2017)!
Recently went over to Taiwan and visited the two main cities – Taipei and Taichung. They were beautiful and really interesting. I had so much fun there! I will be introducing you to some of the hot spots great for taking photos and food. To make it easier for you guys, I have split up my itinerary to Taipei and Taichung.
I like the street cafes and cool vibe I get here. There are many youngsters and hippies surrounding the area. You also get a fantastic night life over here when you are bored at night and do not wish to hit the overrated night markets or clubs.
I actually caught a movie here too because I had many days to spend in Taipei. Expect Cinemas, cute shops and interesting local delicacies and snacks here.
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
If you are up for some history, here’s the place to go. I like the majestic structure of the building. As the building is white, you can lots of photos here.
Shifen Old Street and Jiufen
I like railway stations because they remind me of Japan. I like how rustic this place is. I even got a lantern when I was here. The lantern is something everyone does when they visit Taiwan.
I really love strawberries so when I heard there’s strawberries to pick, I was super excited. This was actually along the way while heading to Qing Jing. I had so much fun and this was one of the best thing in the itinerary.
This is a must-visit tourist spot. I love how quiet this place is. You even get to watch a sheep show and snap a close up with the sheeps. I even got to feed a few sheeps! Its rather difficult to steal a solo shot with the sheeps though as its super crowded.
Fengjia Night Market
Okay, most night markets are proably the same but what stands out is there’s cute cotton candy designs here!!! I did not see this in other night markets hence when I saw this on my friend’s instagram page, I knew I had to go here.
As an influencer, its very important to have reliable high speed data on the go as I have to post pictures daily. The other time when I went over to Bangkok I had such bad data and was forced to cancel or delay many of my jobs. After that painful lesson, I decided it was necessary to get reliable data from then onwards. If you are interested to know, I actually used Far Eastone Prepaid SIM card the last time I went over to Taiwan. They are amongst the top 3 telco companies in Taiwan!
Far Eastone SIM card is lower in price, higher in speed and provides good connection in rural areas.
Right now, they are having a promotion! Exclusive and lowest price can be found in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Far Eastone Branch.
Please refer below for the tutorial of prepaid sim card setting, activation, and deposit.
Anyway, just a little something for you guys heading over to Taiwan! REDEEM 1 DAY FREE INTERNET in TAIWAN when you purchase Far Eastone SIM card during your visit to Taiwan! Dial 777 and enter the pin code to get one free day deposit value.
Head to my Instagram post to find out how you can win in my Far Eastone giveaway! For more info, visit http://fetnet.tw/h742Nb015G.
I believe we have all heard of super foods for consumption purposes but have you heard of super foods for the face and skin? Well, The Body Shop has a wide range of masks incorporated with super foods to kickstart your Healthy Skin Routine.
A big fan of The Body Shop, I KNEW I had to try their Expert Facial Masks when I heard they have incorporated my favourite Super Foods inside these glorious masks.
While that acai charcoal smoothie is helping you glow from within, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.
That’s where their NEW expert facial masks come in. Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each one has been expertly formulated with your skin’s needs in mind. Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients (our Himalayan Charcoal, British Rose and Amazonian Acai masks are actually 100% vegan) and formulated without parabens, paraf ns, silicone or mineral oils – just our nest recipes packed with beauty superfoods from Himalayan charcoal to Amazonian acai berries. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar contains a secret power from purifying to nourishing to help your skin look and feel as good as you do inside. 1
00% Vegetarian and animal cruelty free, The Body Shop cares for not only the individual but the whole community and I think they deserve all the support they can get.
REPLENISHES. RESTORES. COMFORTS.
For skin that needs an intense dose of replenishing moisture and comfort to feel softer and smoother.
Inspired by African healing and soothing rituals, our indulgent melting honey mask blends pure Community Trade Honey, restoring Marula oil and hydrating Olive oil to leave the skin supremely nourished and rested. Besides having your daily dose of that ACAI charcoal smoothie, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.
Comes in a lightweight and very smooth non-sticky texture.
At first I was wondering what’s the difference between this and the Rose Mask as it has almost the same skin benefits. This would be perfect when your skin is sensitive to environmental aggressors. I like how my skin feels immediately, softer and smoother also less reddish and sensitive. The smell is amazingggggg.
UNCLOGS. REFINES THE APPEARANCE OF PORES. REVEALS GLOW.
For skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy, youthful glow.
Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, our tingling mud mask contains powerful Bamboo charcoal, active exfoliating Green tea leaves & potent Tea tree oil which combine to purify the skin and give it a new lease of life.
Comes in a lightweight smooth clay like texture.
I like this very much, I am currently using the Tea Tree range and this compliments that range. I like that my face instantly looks clearer and pores are minimised. I like the tingling sensation after applying.
QUENCHES WITH MOISTURE. SOOTHES. TONES.
For skin that needs to be quenched and replumped with moisture and comfort to reveal its dewy glow again.
Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our refreshing gel mask is infused with real Rose petals, moisturising Rose essences, toning Rosehip oil and soothing Aloe vera which combine to leave the skin plumped with moisture and visibly smooth.
Comes with bits of rose petals and a smooth lightweight liquid texture.
For skin that’s very dehydrated like mine, this would be perfect for you as it plumps up your face with moisture much needed. I was literally glowing right after. Besides the sweet smell, I like how indulgent the whole pampering session was.
FIGHTS APPEARANCE OF FATIGUE. INVIGORATES. BOOSTS RADIANCE.
For skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of fatigue and stress.
Inspired by the rituals of Amazonian tribes. Our juicy fresh mask with powerful Acai berry, energising Guarana, and smoothing Babassu oil exfoliates and invigorates to wake up the skin and help reduce its tired look.
Comes with bits with a lightweight liquid texture.
This is my go-to mask every time after a hangover or a very exhausting day/week. I feel immediately invigorated again after a tired day. I feel as if I am having a mini spa session at home. The bits inside the mask feels really nice when applied.
BRIGHTENS. EVENS. REVITALISES.
For skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.
Inspired by Chinese traditions, our creamy exfoliating mask combines revitalising Ginseng moisturising Rice extract and skin softening Sesame seed oil to reveal brighter-looking, even, supple skin.
Comes in a creamy and slightly heavy texture.
So you know after weeks and days of putting makeup, your skin turns dull or even after a holiday? This is intensive enough to remove any kind of unevenness on the skin. Even though I am not a fan of ginseng, I found the smell bearable and quite refreshing.
HOW TO USE?
1. Remove make-up and cleanse the skin
2. Smooth an even layer of the mask onto a wet face using The Body Shop facial Mask Brush or fingers avoiding eye and lip area. Apply to neck and décolleté if desired
3. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water
Use 2 to 3 times a week or daily if desired
All Masks (75ml) are retailing at S$32.90.
What are you waiting for? Go check it out in stores now and feed yourselves with super foods for the face too. Your skin will thank you for it.