Category Archives: Skincare

Taobao Women’s Day Sale from 7-9 March 2018!

In conjunction with Women’s Day, Taobao is having a Women’s Day sale this 7 to 9 March 2018! Stay tune to the end of the post for a special promotion! I recently got to try some skincare beauty tools from one of their merchants, Momoup and boy am I in love. These skincare tools are must-haves for anyone who hates wastage of products and loves to travel. They have a wide range of beauty tools available however as I do not want this post to be too draggy and the some products are really quite straightforward, I shall just share with you a few star favourites.

First up, would be the travel friendly box of Syringe Cosmetic Tubes. Perfect for traveling, the box comes equipped with four individual tubes.

comes with four individual syringes!

Tried and tested, they are leak proof, reusable and best of all compact and portable. How to use? Check out my usage directions below:

Step 1 – Remove leak-proof silicon cap
Step 2 – Place syringe directly into the bottle and pull the plunger gently to extract the product. For slimmer or longer bottles, attach needle tip to syringe
Step 3 – Turn plunger in anti-clockwise direction to detach it and fasten the syringe by attaching the silicon cap

Step 4 – After usage, clean the syringe with the brush provided

This beauty tool is suitable for storing serum, toner, moisturiser and liquid foundation.

The next interesting beauty tool would be the Foaming Bottle with Massaging Brush.

This beauty tool comes with a soft foaming brush applicator that helps to massage the skin, removes impurities and cleanses pores.

The brush can also be removed easily for cleaning and comes with a lock to prevent leakage during travel. Quick tip: only use cleanser which is soluble for best foaming effect to prevent blockage of the pump.

Follow below for the usage directions:

Step 1 – Pour Cleanser into bottle
Step 2 – Pour water into bottle; water to cleanser ratio should be 2:1. Make sure to leave ample space for mixing
Step 3 – Mix the solution thoroughly by gently shaking the bottle. Press the pump to release foam
Step 4 – Massage your face with the silicon brush in upward circular motion

Last but not least, there’s the Makeup Brush Dry Clean Sponge!

Makeup enthusiasts would know how troublesome it is to clean and dry brushes. The process of cleaning brushes is quite a time-waster. This product makes cleaning brushes a breeze as it is effective and requires no drying time!

The cover is made of tin, which is durable and protects the sponges. I love that its compact design is great for travelling. Each set comes with 2 sets of sponges.

Black portion is made of activated carbon filter sponge for easy cleaning and removing of unwanted residue while the white portion can be used to tidy the brush.

Find out the usage directions below:

Step 1 – No water or cleaning agent required
Step 2 – Simply swipe the brush against the black sponge 3 to 5 times
See! It really cleans. All the residue is left on the sponge.
Step 3 – Tidy the brush using the white sponge

Of course, these are not the only products Momoup has! They have other beauty tools available which I have not mentioned. Usage is pretty straightforward hence I did not elaborate much on them.

Visit HERE for more great deals and remember to stay tune to their GREAT Taobao Women’s Day sale this 7-9 March 2018! 女王 Special: from 7th – 9th March 2018 get 5%, 10% or 25% off when you buy 3,5 or 7 momoup products respectively. So hurry!

Thank you for reading :) I hope this helps!

Spread the Christmas Joy with OSIM Gift Sets from $68!

It is less than 3 weeks before Christmas and have you done your shopping yet? If you haven’t, it is never too late but I think you need to start ASAP! Being the very “Kiasu” type, I have already prepared my gifts and do you wonder where I got them from? I am proud to say I got them at a steal over at OSIM!

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Why not give the gift of health to your loved ones this year to show that you care? Do you know OSIM’s Gift Sets starts from $68 – 2 for $68, $98 and $168? I believe there’s bound to be something for anyone and everyone!

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The affordable prices make these gifts suitable for anybody and everybody or for those who want to impress with premium gifts on not-so- premium budget.

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With 3 bundle gift sets to choose from, you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone – get 2 gifts of your choice for the price of 1. You could gift one to yourself and the other could be given to a colleague during secret santa office gatherings!

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For my dad, I would probably go with the $68 gift bundle that has both the  uSnooz Neck Pillow & uMask Eye Massager. He travels often and like to nap on the couch, I thought these gifts would be perfect for him! The uSnooz Neck Pillow would be a nice gift for my dad as he always complains of having a stiff neck while the  uMask Eye Massager can help to relax his tired eyes since he is always looking at documents or on the road for hours.

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As for my mom, I would go with these picks from the $98 bundle – uSnooz Massage Wrap & uVision Eye Massager as she’s always staring at accounting data or at the TV screen. I believe she would love some pampering while watching the TV or working.

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I would gift my sister, who has recently started her own family the uMist Dream Humidifier & uPure 2 Water Purifier from the $168 bundle as I believe, you are what you breathe and drink. I would love my nieces to have clean, purified water and air as its better for them growing up and I could grant them with better sleep, healthier skin and fresher water with this divine combo. Good for detox while you intox. I even doubled it up as Christmas and housewarming gifts. uMist Dream would be a good baby shower and christmas gift as it allows babies to sleep better while uPure 2 would be good for those who usually drink from the tap.

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For my grandparents, I thought I would gift them the uStiletto Leg Massager and uJolly Full Back Massager as they are always suffering from aching back and legs.

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You might want to check out their special bundle deals for this combo here.

Apart from my beloved family, of course i am not leaving out my dear girlfriends and colleagues! Remember the NEW OSIM uScalp salon-style scalp massager and OSIM uGem 2 handy beauty massager that I recently raved about? Well, there’s nothing better than helping your vain friends bring out that sculpted v-shaped face and gorgeous crowning glory they have been wishing for.

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Other than my family and friends, who else am I missing? I guess I can always gift myself since it is Christmas right? I sleep with the air-con at night, so my skin feels very dry.. that’s the reason why I got myself the OSIM uMist Dream Humidifier, say hello to cleaner air J Since I travel quite often for work, I got my hands on the OSIM uSnooz Neck Massage Wrap as well, to ease those nasty neck aches during the long flights.

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Bring your loved ones to the nearest OSIM outlet to select their favourite gifts, or better still, you can now order OSIM products online and surprise them when they received the gifts that are delivered to them!

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Check out the Christmas bundles here or below.

Christmas Exclusive

XMAS17 SET $168 B

XMAS17 SET $98 B

XMAS17 SET $68 B

Wait no further! From now till 31 Dec 2017, check out OSIM collection of Christmas Gifts from 2 products for $68! Give the gift of health this Christmas! Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a thoughtful gift for your friends and family. Available at all OSIM Stores, Roadshows or Online Webshop at www.OSIM.com

Follow @OSIM_SG on Instagram & OSIM SG Facebook Page for news and exciting giveaways this Christmas!

Giveaway

Hop over to my IG and tell me which is your favourite product from the $68 OSIM Mix & Match Gift Set, and 1 lucky winner stand to WIN it home! Contest ends 17 Dec.

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Waking Up With Glow, ASTALIFT In-Focus Collective Serum Review

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.

Everyone listening attentively to Jason as he gave us the skincare tips.
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Here’s a pic with the skin analyser!
Results of the skin analysis will be shown on the TV
They have whitening drinks too!

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.

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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.

Orange film-like gel texture.
The travel-friendly sized bottle is so lightweight making it perfect to bring around.
After absorption, skin is hydrated and has a watery film-like texture.

Here’s my before and after pictures:

Skin is more hydrated and lines, pores, pimples are lesser.

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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.

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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 Solution is a multi-functional beauty essence and make-up base offering five-way protection against the sun. Besides containing D-UV Guard, the proprietary UV protecting agent that offers advanced UV protection against Deep UVA to prevent “incidental sunburn”, the new product also features the UV Action Capsule that bursts when exposed to UV rays to release a generous amount of beauty ingredients including the Vitamin C derivative.

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 Serum? ASTALIFT is giving away a  3-day sample at any of the following outlets, all you have to do is quote my name “SYDNEY” when you visit the outlets

ASTALIFT @ Wisma Atria

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6238-6386 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6734-8860 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6481-3937 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

Learn more about the In-focus Cellactive Serum HEREhttp://bit.ly/2x7siOI

ACHIEVE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU THIS CHRISTMAS WITH OSIM UGEM 2 & USCALP!

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!

Recently I got to try OSIM’s latest Beauty Massager uGem 2 & Salon-style Scalp Massager, uScalp and I really love the effects of the massagers which is why I chose to share with you guys!

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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.

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So lightweight and portable making it travel friendly! Brought it along on my trip too.

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Comes with a battery too.

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!

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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!

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Less visible lines and skin is visibly whitened.
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You can see my face is more lifted on the right side (after)!

uScalp Salon-style Scalp Massager

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Comes with a cap for easy traveling with.
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nodes are also removable!

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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!

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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.

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Besides massaging the hair, you can also massage your neck and back.

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.

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With that said, this is the end of my review. Hope this helps and merry christmas in advance!

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OSIM Christmas Exclusive

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From now till 31 Dec 2017, both uGem 2 Beauty Massager and uScalp Salon-style Scalp Massager are going at a special Christmas Exclusive price for only $99 each (UP $149).

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.

 

Skin Whitening and Sun Protection with BeautéScience Advanced Formula EstheWhite & EstheShield

Do you know the importance to consume beauty and skin supplements on a daily basis? It is important to know that as we age, it becomes almost impossible to consume sufficient nutrients for the skin simply by our daily food intake.  A recent study has shown that 80% of skin aging is caused by uv rays including wrinkles and skin laxity. As little as 2% increase in sun damage can cause our skin to age by 3 years! Not to mention on long term basis it gives us pigmentation, loose skin and even yellowing of skin tone and destroy our skin texture.

Recently I got to try the highly anticipated twin pack – EstheWhite & EstheShield by BeautéScience, an advanced formula for enhanced skin whitening and sun protection with patented technology, and boy was I amazed with the results.

I really did see a positive change. I went to Thailand and forgot to bring my sunscreen but thankfully, I brought EstheShield and EstheWhite supplements along with me. I remained fair and did not get any sunburnt at all. I had previously tried a few beauty supplements for skin whitening and sun protection but sadly I was allergic to it due to the ingredients and thankfully I did not have any chemical reaction to BeauteScience supplements! I also heard of similar testimonials during the launch.

Even though EstheWhite & EstheShield has just been launched in Asia on the 6th July, they have already garnered much positive feedback and responses among many major medical suppliers, hospitals, doctors and media personalities.

Personally, I have always been a fuss free person and such supplements actually work very well for me. I like the idea that its easy to consume – just 1 capsule of EstheWhite & 1 capsule of EstheShield in the morning after food and I am covered for the day!

I had the privilege to be part of its launch and check out the media personalities, suppliers and doctors that graced the event in the short clip below. Lunch served was delicious by the way.

PROMOTION AND GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Asian launch of EstheWhite and EstheShield, 100 Twin Packs (Retailing at $199 each) will be given away! Simply like and follow BeauteScience’s Facebook page from now till 23 Sep 2017 to participate in the contest.

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WHAT MAKES ESTHEWHITE & ESTHESHIELD STAND OUT?

1. EstheWhite uses US-patented colourless carotenoids with highest concentration phytoene and phytofluene from specially selected non- GMO tomato species. These colourless carotenoids lighten and even out skin tone by inhibiting melanin synthesis. They provide sun damage protection by absorbing UV rays, while also possessing powerful anti- inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities.

Clinical research shows after twelve weeks of consuming phytoene and phytofluene, there are significant improvements to skin quality: dryness and roughness are reduced, while suppleness, complexion evenness and texture are enhanced.

2. EstheShield’s key ingredient – Polypodium Leucotomos has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Europe. Much of the research has been done over the past 40+ years, and many of these clinical studies have shown extracts of Polypodium Leucotomos to be very effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

3. Both products will be marketed as a twin pack and will be distributed only through medical clinics and hospitals. They are made in the United States and comply with HSA (Singapore) requirements, therefore you can be sure of its safety.

4. How the twin pack works – while EstheWhite helps in brightening the skin, EstheShield protects the skin from the sun and prevents it from darkening. With just 1 capsule of each daily, the twin pack formulation provides you with a comprehensive and systemic solution to skin brightening and sun protection.

WHY ESTHEWHITE WORKS

(A) PhytoflORAL

Carotenoids are natural sun protectants found in plants. They absorb harmful UVA and UVB rays and supress free radicals that lead to premature ageing and dark, uneven skin tone. The human body is unable to produce carotenoids, but they can be obtained through diet.

EstheWhite’s key active ingredient, PhytoflORAL® is a patented innovative dietary supplement derived from a proprietary source of non-GMO tomato specie that is rich in colourless carotenoids – phytoene and phytofluene. These specific carotenoids are known to lighten and even out skin tone through

– Inhibiting constitutive melanin synthesis (reducing baseline pigment production)
– Protecting against UVA and UVB rays
– Significantly increasing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant processes

– They do not bleach nor stain the skin and are truly colourless.

An additional ingredient in EstheWhite is L-Cysteine. It has been shown to prevent the production of darker melanin, stimulate the production of glutathione, promote skin renewal and display anti-oxidant effects.

BENEFITS OF ESTHEWHITE
• Protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays
• Enhanced whitening effect with L-Cysteine, the true precursor of glutathione
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents skin collagen degradation
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin
• Skin whitening by reducing melanin production

In a clinical study on effects of colourless carotenoids, dermatologists discovered that 60%-86% of subjects’ skin quality significantly improved after 6 weeks. And up to 90% of the subjects had improvement in skin dryness, roughness, suppleness, evenness and texture after 12 weeks. The research also showed that after 12 weeks of colourless carotenoids intake, 65% of subjects’ skin had a 20% increase in the Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) after UV exposure testing, characterizing a significant photo- protective effect.

WHY ESTHESHIELD WORKS

(B) Polypodium

EstheShield is an innovative oral sunscreen made with Polypodium Leucotomos, a natural fern extract with long history of usage as herbal oral medicine for the treatment of inflammation and a variety of skin ailments.

Much research has been done on Polypodium Leucotomos on its management of skin conditions and its photo-protective properties. Many of these clinical studies have shown polypodium extracts to be effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

Polypodium Leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation, inhibit free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-aging.

BENEFITS OF ESTHESHIELD


• Natural herbal sun screen that comes from deep within

• Inhibition of free radicals from UV radiation
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents oxidative damage of skin
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin

 

Find out more on www.beautescience.com and its instagramDiscover the secret to radiant skin today with this innovative twin pack oral supplement that offers a comprehensive solution to fairer, brighter complexion, and all day sun protection.

 

 

Semi Permanent Makeup Course at Ouni.kr!

Being in the beauty blogging industry for a couple of years, I have always wanted to dabble into a career that could help change lives and especially in the beauty area hence when I came across Ouni.kr, I thought why not learn a skill that could maybe land me a job that would allow me to fuel my passion.

When I first heard about Ouni.kr, I was skeptical as there are no Korean academies around and they were the only one. However I later got to know that they are a franchise from Korea and has expanded quickly in other countries already. They also provide a recognised certification at the end of the courses.

There are several courses available. I took  the Ouni 5+1 Korean Semi Permanent Make up and skincare course. Prices wise, I suggest you contact them directly. You might wish to check out the course structure below:

Here’s some of the before and after looks of the different procedures done to the real life models. Some were done by the teacher and some were done by students. The teacher would perform the procedure in front of us students.

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The course I took costs around 2k+ which includes course materials. Besides being an academy, they also distribute cosmetics and materials which you can purchase from them when you start your business. I will answer some of the FAQs I came across when I was taking this course:

WHAT DID WE LEARNT

First and Second day, we learnt about semi-permanent makeup both theory and practical. We first learnt about how to create the outline of the brows before filling in the brow color. There was two techniques learnt – traditional and modern wu mei. These two techniques required two different tools and could be done manually or by machine. It was easier to go forward to lip and eyeliner after learning the brows as its the same technique just different areas. We were given faux skin to practise on.

Third Day was several demo sessions by the teacher. Fourth and Fifth Day we had real life models to do on. The models just kept coming in! We also learnt how to handle customers and their issues along the way. If you are unable to pick up everything during the class, you are welcome to return to the next intake to enhance your skills. This is how committed Ouni.kr is.

During the last day of class, we learnt  face and body skincare techniques such as Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment and more.

Here is the before and after of the Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment.

This is the injection of BB and performed by me

DO YOU THINK ITS WORTH IT

Honestly, in this volatile economy, it is quite difficult to find a decent job that you enjoy and most young people around are finding it easier to do their own business instead. This is definitely a skill that  you can always fall back on if say you can’t find a job.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE COURSES

It costs 2k++ and includes course materials.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS COURSE AND OTHER SIMILAR COURSES OUT THERE

For a start, I spoke to some other students taking the course who have previously learnt from elsewhere and they mentioned that our course syllabus is more up to date and in trend. We also have an abundance of real life models to test our skills on. Our teacher actually guide us through step by step and gave us ample guidance on how to perform on real life models.

WHO SHOULD COME AND LEARN

Many existing salon owners have come to learn. This course can serve as a beginner course or a refresher for experienced beauticians. If you are looking to start your own mini house business or even wish to expand your current line of services, this would be for you!

IS THE TEACHER EASY TO UNDERSTAND 

Even though she is Korean, she does speak very good Chinese and English. There is also an assistant teacher that is fluent in English and Chinese to translate and help out in the class.

HOW IS THE CLASS CONDUCTED

There are around 10 students in my class and the ration is about 1 teacher to 10 students.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE

It includes theory lessons, practise sessions and hands on training on real life models.

WHICH COURSE IS RECOMMENDED

I would definitely go for the entire 6 days course as I think its just a short period of time and it isn’t too expensive too.

OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE COURSE

Being quite shy, I like that this course builds up my confidence in performing on real life models. I think this is the biggest hurdle I had to go through because I am very scared of causing physical pain to others hence I am really thankful that I have the teacher to guide me step by step in how to create perfect brows without causing too much pain. It was not only about making it pretty for the customer but also putting her at ease and lessening her “suffering” and pain during the procedure too. In addition, I find it very satisfactory when I finished the brows of my model. You can see the before and after look of my model below.

Eyebrow embroidery

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!

Book Your Appointment Today With JustBookSalon!

Always find it a hassle to call salons and book your appointments? I have the same problem! Hence when I got to know about JustBookSalon, an app that gives you the flexibility to book appointments at your fingertips, I was told.

Offering beauty solutions at your fingertips, this amazing app benefits consumers, salons, and even distributors. Never heard of an app that could do benefit three ways? Now you do! They offer a cloud base salon management system where salons can build their website and grow their business with them. They are different from other apps out there that only allows you to list the services and nothing more. Download the app off Google Play or Apple Store today and when you refer a friend, you either get a choice of S$1 cash instantly

Use their mobile app today when you book an appointment with a salon and you WILL receive and accumulate reward points which can be exchanged for e-vouchers or cash too!

COMMON ISSUES CONSUMERS, SALONS, DISTRIBUTORS FACE

So what are some of the common issues we consumers face? Aren’t there times when you find it hard to locate trustworthy salons in a foreign country? When I was in Taiwan and wanted to get a manicure because my nails broke, it was so difficult to find one because I wasn’t that proficient in my mandarin.

There were also times when I had to go through the hassle of calling the salon many times just to reschedule my appointment. I also din’t like that I was  forced to  head down to the salon just to get the pricing from a consultant. There was also zero updates on promotions.

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Besides the problems we raging consumers face, small to mid tier salons do have their own set of problems too.

They are unable to reach out to new clients resulting in limited revenue. They have to go through the hassle of updating multiple systems and websites and as humans, we tend to make mistakes so there’s the information synchronisation issue as well.

In addition, they have to pay heavy upfront salon software costs. Where can they find time for a salon management system that handles their website, mobile app, and appointment booking system? What about budget limitation?

Besides consumers like us and salon owners, even distributors face issues. There is no common platform for Advertising and Promotion, hence it is impossible to reach out to new clients. Accounts are not updated or followed through when a salesperson resigns and don’t you just hate it the tedious process of handing over to a new salesperson?

This is where JustBookSalon comes to the rescue, offering you a one-stop solution where consumers, salons, advertisers and distributors can benefit.

BENEFITS FOR CONSUMERS, ADVERTISERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS

For consumers, you can search and book appointments via the mobile app and purchase salon products and services online. Expect swift appointment bookings from now on. Expect International Salon Search at your fingertips and receive SMS/email alerts when you book your appointments with this app. You can also view promotions and prices at your own pace. Customers can book on the go and even keep their appointment history so they can refer.

Distributors will be able to receive ordering and consolidating delivery request by individual salon on the app.

Advertisers can also advertise on this one-stop platform.

What’s more? We are in for a treat as they will be launching an exciting new e-Salon shopping portal this 2017! Consumers can look forward to shopping for cosmetics/shampoo/spa products and other salon related services online! A new training academy will be launching soon too!

BENEFITS FOR THE SALONS

For salons, they offer a cloud base salon management system. Salons can build their Website with them and receive Mobile App content management with push notifications for Promotions. There is an Admin Console to manage all functions of Salon Single point of content management for Web and APP and spa administration so you can manage anywhere, anytime. You can also receive and manage Online appointments at your flexibility.

1.Receive visibility in an International Platform as overseas consumers can search and book your salons.

2.Receive assistance in advertising & promotion at an affordable price. Receive your own profile, design and branding with a free website and mobile app.

3.Expect Operational Efficiency (Automation) with the Salon Management System and CRM system.

JustBookSalon will assist salon owners to increase their business revenue.

Wish to find out more? Find them on Facebook and Youtube! Download it off Google Play or Apple Store.

SALONS AFFILIATED WITH JUST BOOK SALON

Recently, thanks to Just Book Salon, I got my hair treated organically at their affiliated salon – Natural Organic Hair Studio. I had the Invigorating Hair Regrowth treatment. The whole experience took me only an hour and I thought it was very affordable for such a wonderful experience. This treatment targets the scalp mostly but also takes care of the hair. Even though it is not supposed to take care of the hair strands, I find that my hair is more manageable after the treatment. It has been about a few days and its so smooth and manageable.

They use O&M products that are also retailing at Sephora.

Before the treatment
During the treatment
After the treatment

Conveniently located at Block 271, Bukit Batok East Ave 4 #01-142. You can contact Timothy at +6597397077 to make an appointment or simply download JUSTBOOKSALON app to book an appointment.

Here are some salons that Just Book Salon is affiliated with in Malaysia which you might wish to visit.

Nail Mostilo – A nail salon and nail academy. Check it out here.

De Bella Concept – Check it out here.

Imperial Reflexology –  Check it out here.

GIVEAWAY

So when you refer a friend today to download the app, YOU will receive  a choice of S$5 cash voucher or reward points!

PROMOTION

Use their mobile app today when you wish to book an appointment with any salons and you WILL receive a promo code which you can present it to the salon and get discounts from the selected salon. Promo code is only available for new customers!

 

Eyebrow Embroidery with Chrysalis

*Promo code at the end! Look out for it.

Being a very fuss free person yet vain, I often opt for the easy way out when it comes to beauty. I like the idea of anything that screams semi-permanent and I chose to go for eyebrow embroidery ever since I learnt about it. However when I was young, I did not know that you have to choose your therapists and salon properly and went for whichever that was “cheap”. And the result of going to cheap salons? Well, my eyebrows are now uneven and it is not going to be easy to shape the eyebrows again without some correction.

Thank god I found Chrysalis Spa, which is so near my house! I am really very thankful that I found them.

love the treatment rooms
the gorgeous hallways
the locker rooms
the meeting rooms
the beautiful sitting area
the rooms where the magic happens
the front desk

This is the first time I feel like home when I am at a Spa, the spa managers were so friendly and warm. You might think its because I am a blogger but no, I see the way they treat customers as well and I know that they are genuine. Being a specialist in spa and facial treatments, they have recently launched their Brow Haven.

The Brow Haven™ – The Semi-Permanent Makeup Expert

The Brow Haven™ is a newly launched beauty sanctuary for those looking for natural brow and lash products as well as for effective, creative and pain-free Eyebrow, Eyeliner and Lips Embroidery by Chrysalis™ Group. The Brow Haven™ is your one-stop Semi-Permanent Makeup brows, lash and face boutique, giving you the most natural look. Expect a natural and subtle semi-permanent makeup that is smudge-free.

all settled in my comfy chair
before starting on the procedure

The Brow Haven™ uses top-notch certified-safe colors and strict hygiene procedures of using new blades and tools for every customer. Other than cosmetic artistry like eyebrow shaping, eyebrow designing, lip, eyeliner & eyebrow embroidery, The Brow Haven™ also offers some very interesting and luxurious Face Treatments such as our signature Aqua Shine BB Semi Permanent Makeup Facial. High quality ingredients, tip-top spa rooms for you to indulge yourself while you have your little spa haven in easily located places where luxury meets comfortable, lifestyle and beauty are all integrated into one.

how comfortable it feels lying in that chair while Sally patiently draws my brows

eyebrows final shape
artistically and patiently drawing my brows

redrawing the brows because Sally is a perfectionist
checking out the mirror to see if the shape is good to go!

The Brow Haven™ now operates a chain of 2 Semi-Permanent Makeup Specialty outlets in Singapore.

numbing cream application, about 10 minutes
plastic wrapper to seal in the numbing cream

For eyebrow embroidery they have many options available. I chose to do their speciality, Wu Mei. I have tried it before in another clinic and honestly it did not last long so when I went to consult the therapist at Chrysalis and she chose Wu Mei for me, I was hesitant but she managed to convince me to try Wu Mei again which I did. I am really glad I chose to do Wu Mei instead of Creative eyebrow. It looks very natural and there is lesser downtime.

using the instrument to carve out the shape of the eyebrows

I love my therapist Sally who did a wonderful job on me. She is one of the star therapists there and she managed to change my Korean Thick Eyebrow shape to one thats thinner and has an arch. You might think its impossible to achieve a thinner eyebrow shape from a thick pair of eyebrows but she did it. She went the extra mile and applied removal cream to remove the unnecessary strokes leftover from the previous shape.

brows right after doing
brows after a week

Check out my eyebrows! I love them so so much. They are now even and also some of the unnecessary strokes leftover from the previous shape are looking less defined and have faded. Thank you Chrysalis for the beautiful eyebrows! I can’t wait to return for my touch up.

PROMOTION

Simply quote Sydney at Chrysalis The Brow Haven™ – The Semi-Permanent Makeup Expert to enjoy a special promotion benefit:

  1. Classic Eyebrow Embroidery S$128.40 (UP S$243.96)

Follow Chrysalis on their following social media channels to find out more about their other treatments and services.

Website: http://chrysaliseyebrow.com.sg/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chrysaliseyebrow/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrysaliseyebrow/

You can visit their outlets :

Ang Mo Kio Hub (AMK MRT)

AMK Hub #03-26, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 Singapore 569933

Tel: 6481 9270

Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (mon-Fri), 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

Jurong Point (Boon Lay MRT)

Jurong Point, #01-23 JP2, 63 Jurong West Central 3 Singapore 648331

 

SAY HELLO TO SMOOTH, MANAGEABLE AND HEALTHY TRESSES WITH L’OREAL PARIS EXTRAORDINARY OIL LA CRÈME LAVANTE NO-FOAM CLEANSING CREAM

How many times have you woken up late and cannot afford enough time to condition your hair? What about times when you feel lazy and too tired to wash your hair #FirstWorldProblem? I guess we all have such moments and I am so glad I found a gem in the mass of shampoos. A rare gem – L’oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Cleansing Cream is a 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and treatment. Besides the convenience, this particular shampoo doesn’t create FOAM! Yes, you heard it right – NO FOAM. Foam from typical foaming shampoo cause harsh friction when we are scrubbing foaming shampoo to our scalp and hair, hence it strips off the hair of natural moisture, causing the hair to be damaged. This is why no foam equals to no damage!

Contrary to what many people believe and think that foam would efficiently wash and cleanse hair, it is not true at all as there are no truly natural surfactants that will produce a thick lather. Natural products will foam very, very little, not even noticeably most of the time. Only chemicals can produce that beehive of foam.

The L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante is infused with 3 Extraordinary Oils (Cleansing Oil + Conditioning Oil + Treatment Oil) which helps to effectively cleanse the hair and scalp without over-stripping the hair of its natural moisture. Cleansing without foam reduces harsh friction and breakage on the hair and hence making your hair looks visibly healthier and softer after first use.

  • Cleansing Oil = Cleanses through the scalp and hair without stripping the hair of natural moisture
  • Conditioning Oil = Penetrates into the hair keratin and condition the hair effectively
  • Treatment Oil = Restores dry hair back to healthier-looking hair with lustrous shine

Why No-Poo is relevant? 

Almost 1 in 5 consumers suffer from damaged hair because foam from foaming shampoo causes harsh friction stripping off hair of natural moisture hence causing further damage to the hair.

Besides the winning scents as compared to many hair care products out there, it is absolutely refreshing on the scalp (because of the menthol) and leaves hair silky smooth and manageable.

There are 3 variants in total, and they are:

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Gold variant (for normal to dry hair)

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Pink variant (for frizzy, dull hair)

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Brown variant (for very dry & damaged hair)

As compared to the Gold and Brown variants, Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Pink (for frizzy, dull hair) has a little more foam. For consumers who totally cannot take the no-foam concept (because they think their hair is not clean without foam from shampoo), they can opt for this pink variant, which has a low-foam.

Retailing at $21.90 each, it is now available in all leading personal care stores (like Watsons & Guardian) and Super/Hypermarkets. Other than Japan, Singapore is the 1st country in the Asia to lead this no-foam trend.

Personally, I like the scent and think it smells way better than other shampoos out there. I also like that I never need to stock up on conditioner and treatment anymore. Convenience is everything these days isn’t it? Also, I like that since using it, my bleached hair is more manageable and smooth. It is easier to brush and is quicker to dry.

BENEFITS

So in summary, I think these are the benefits that won me over.

  • Winning fragrant scent
  • Saves time
  • Saves money
  • Fuss free
  • Damage free because no foam

LET’S PUT THEM TO THE TESTS

A.The Smooth and Manageable Comb through test

Using the finger-comb through test, you can see that the hair is now smoother and more manageable . Hair is softer and healthier with no damage.

B. The Hair Porosity Test

Healthy hair floats on water as it is less porous.

 

Wish to know the secret to smooth undamaged hair? Use L’oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Cleansing Cream today!

 

Trying Out EVANESSENCE Illuminating Tablets

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Do you envy the fair skin of Koreans? I used to be very fair but as I age, the pigment cells in my skin stop producing melanin; hence whenever I get tanned or sun burnt, it takes much longer or may not even return to as fair as I was before. This is where whitening supplements comes to play! Recently got to know about EVANESSENCE – a new unique naturally balanced supplement  containing enriching ingredients of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes which help the skin to renew energy, promote anti-aging, restore collagen structure and increase skin elasticity with the improved activity of flexible fibrin.

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EVANESSENCE reduces skin damage from free radicals, enhances skin tolerance of exposing to UV radiation, and increases the skin’s capability in self-healing and anti-inflammatory.

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EVANESSENCE also assists to even your skin tone and texture, making your skin look positively radiant through reduction of skin pigmentation and dark spots, repair of the coarse pore, and lightening your skin to achieve and maintain healthier, smoother, more radiant and younger skin.

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MAIN INGREDIENTS

Contains a natural blend of plant nutrients, seed extracts, vitamins, minerals and enzymes like Tomato Extract, Licorice Extract, Melon Extract and Grape Seed Extract. Helps in skin whitening through the effects of antioxidation, inhibition of pigment formation and increased tolerance to sun exposure.

L-Glutathione helps cut down early skin aging and minimizes allergy by reducing free radicals formation inside the body.

Pine Bark Extract helps increase skin elasticity and retard skin aging. It contains powerful antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) which contribute to reducing free radicals formation, increasing vitamin C absorption as well as improving anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory.

Coenzyme Q10 is an essential enzyme complex found in every cell of the body which decreases with aging.  EVANESSENCE contains a natural supplement of Coenzyme Q10 to increase cell energy, protect against skin aging, reduce the formation of wrinkles and empower body strength.

Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen helps reduce the loss of tissue collagen from aging and enhance skin elasticity and lustre.

HOW TO USE

Take one tablet before bed or as directed by a healthcare professional. Can be taken on an empty stomach. For best results, take consecutively for three months. It is also suitable for vegetarians and can be used as adjunctive repair and maintenance after laser skin treatment.

REVIEW

Taste wise, it was tasteless which was good! I didn’t really like taking supplements before because some supplements have an abnormal taste to it. As I only consumed this for a week, it is too early to say if I see any difference as I have yet to fully receive the benefits of the product however I do feel positively recharged after knowing my skin is reaping all the benefits of the supplements and I like that my skin was looking somewhat brighter and clearer after a week’s consumption. One box contains 30 tablets sufficient for a month’s consumption.

Find out more here at http://www.evanessence.com.sg.

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WHERE TO BUY THESE PRODUCTS

Dr Chio Aesthetic & Laser Center, 
Blk 158 Bedok South Ave 3, #01-581, Singapore 460158, 
 
PlusHealth Medical Clinic & Surgery,
89 Whampoa Drive, #01-841, Singapore 320089, 
 
Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 
3 Mount Elizabeth, 
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #06-10, Singapore 228510,