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.
Remember my last review on Phillips latest VisaPure Advanced skincare tool and me raving about it? I am currently trying their Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion and boy am I surprised how amazing this product is!
The new range of Philips skincare tools offers women four new ways to refresh and pamper their skin. The range comprises of Philips VisaPure Essential Anti-Blemish, Philips VisaCare, Philips VisaBoost, and Philips VisaPure Advanced and they feature innovative technologies in the areas of skin cleansing and care, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. Designed for women across different age groups and skin types, this line of smart beauty solutions is sold exclusively at five Sephora stores in Singapore.
Philips VisaPure Essential Anti-Blemish, Philips VisaCare, Philips VisaBoost, and Philips VisaPure Advanced aim to bring the salon experience into the home, giving women’s otherwise manual beauty regimes a face lift through advanced technologies.
Exfoliate and lift with Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion. Equipped with the microdermabrasion technology commonly used in professional beauty salons, the Philips VisaCare invigorates and maintains skin’s natural youthful look. Philips VisaCare’s DualAction Air Lift and Exfoliation system encourages blood circulation, while removing dead skin cells.
This stimulates the natural cell renewal process, resulting in younger-looking skin in just four to six weeks. Suitable for all skin types, the Philips VisaCare can be used for five minutes twice a week for a smoother, firmer and more radiant skin. 93% of women who have used Philips VisaCare reported instantly smoother skin, while 84% agreed their skin looks more radiant and healthier.
I felt that the product was easy to use and liked that right after using the product I could feel that my skin was tighter and definitely more radiant afterwards. Being a home based spa treatment product, the product is less bulky and provides almost similar to a good spa experience except minus the time and money spent.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The new range of Philips skincare products will be available from March 17, 2016 at the selected Sephora Stores: Ion Orchard #01-05/06; Marina Bay Sands #B2-43/44; Serangoon NEX #01- 35/36/37; Suntec City Mall #01-314/315/316; and Vivo City #01-178.
The product is retailing at S$489.
Do you like smooth, straight looking hair but don’t know how to achieve that? I have naturally straight hair but due to many chemical treatments and perm done a few years back, my hair is rather wavy. I have been longing for straight hair again ever since.
So the other day, I went over to Renew Hair Specialist and wanted to try their Kerasilk hair treatment as I have heard of how good it is.
From frustrating to fabulous hair, discover the ultimate transformation. Kerasilk Keratin treatment is the first customisable long lasting smoothing service for hair like silk for up to 5 months. You can achieve fabulous customization through a two-component system. This is well suited for people with unmanageable/strong curls, frizzy/strong curls, unmanageable/wavy hair and frizzy/wavy hair.
This revolutionary treatment smoothens your hair and lets you control its shape with personalised formulas that work with your current hair texture. Unlike other smoothening hair treatments in the market, this treatment is formaldehyde-free and safe to use without damaging your hair.
The treatment is made up of a mixture of two formulas, Kerasilk Keratin Shape and Kerasilk Keratin Smooth, which contains glyoxylic acid and smoothing ingredients.
During the consultation, the hairstylist recommended a customised formula consisting of the Shape and Smooth creams with different strengths. The concept is simple: the curlier and frizzier your hair is, the stronger the formula has to be.
Unlike other treatments, the Kerasilk Keratin Treatment has no downtime. You can do whatever you want with your hair after the treatment. You can even touch up the colour on the roots of your hair if you have time later.
My hair was washed with the Kerasilk Purifying Shampoo, then blow-dried by hand only until about 80% dry.
The Kerasilk Keratin Shape-Medium and Smooth-Medium creams were mixed with a 1:1 ratio, and after sectioning my hair, he applied the mixture with a brush on my hair, starting from the nape of my neck.
The formula was allowed to be absorbed into my hair for 15 minutes without any heat application. Then, still slick with the formula, my hair was blow-dried with a paddle brush. Once the formula was completely absorbed into my hair, a flat iron was used to smoothen the hair.
Immediately after, the formula was washed off my hair with the Kerasilk Keratin Care Shampoo. She then smoothed the Kerasilk Sealing Serum over my hair, before it was blow-dried by hand.
Immediately after the treatment, my fringe was flat and stick straight as if I rebounded my hair. I got worried. But the hairstylist assured me that the unnaturalness would go away after a few washes.
Now, about a week later, my hair is still smooth but it has regained its volume and looks more natural. I spend less time with the hairdryer before I head out too.
Get the Kerasilk Hair Treatment at a special price of $148 (worth $300) today at Renew Hair Specialist today! They are also good with their dye jobs and have done several bold coloured hair jobs like bright blue hair etc.
RENEW HAIR SPECIALIST
Address: Block 462 Crawford Lane #01-49
Was given the opportunity to attend SK-II #ChangeDestiny campaign the other day thanks to Clozette.co. I have been a consistent user of SK-II products and even though there were no new product launches this time, I liked the fact that SK-II have decided to revisit their existing star products and come up with an all new campaign titled #ChangeDestiny.
Inspired by stories of women who have overcome personal and societal limitations to change their destiny and achieve success, SK-II proudly presents the SK-II Global #ChangeDestiny forum series.
Hosted in Singapore, the first of SK-II global #ChangeDestiny forum series features internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Anggun and inspirational social media star, Sha. Many bloggers from Thailand and Indonesia flew in specially for this event.
At the event, I was given the privilege to listen to the heart warming stories they shared. I was enlightened after their speech and couldn’t stop thinking about my own needs and wants. Like them, I have a dream and a goal I would like to achieve but often find myself procrastinating and contemplating on whether to work towards it due to fear but after hearing their processes and all the hardship they had to take on, I thought that if I didn’t try I would never know. We just have to keep moving forward. Hence, I immediately went back home and set up a company after the sharing. Do check out more heart warming stories HERE if you are interested!
Back to the product, we all know SK-II’s worth and price. Despite it being on the pricey end, I find that it is worth every penny spent. I like to think of SK-II as an investment but a worthy one. It has no risk attached to it. It gives that crystal clear skin we girls seek for. Having used this for a couple of years, I like its texture as it feels as light as water when patting it on the face. It absorbs fast and has almost no smell. I like the after glow it gives the very next day.
Hope this helps and thank you for reading! xx
I am back with something new to share! With tons of events and parties to attend recently, my hair has been totally burnt out. This is mostly because I have been curling and styling my hair excessively with poor quality hair irons (guilty as charged). So when I received the GlamPalm styler, I just couldn’t wait to try it out!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND OF THE BRAND
A WORLD-CLASS STYLER and also KOREA’s #1 Hair Straightener!
For centuries, the untapped power of the Healing Stone mineral ore, whose natural purifying and healing properties have long been linked to longevity and vitality, was hidden deep in the mountains of South Korea.
Today, GlamPalm has infused this mineral ore into its Stylers for an exceptional therapeutic benefit. A proprietary plating process allows the wands to emit high levels of far infrared rays and anions, odorless, tasteless, invisible molecules.
Anions, basically help smooth the cuticle layer of the hair, minimizing damage to hair’s keratin and producing smooth, shiny and healthy-looking hair.
GlamPalm users found that their hair was glossier and less damaged with GlamPalm compared with other products. To scientifically prove this opinion, they have requested a university laboratory to conduct independent testing. The research shows that one used GlamPalm and the other used a product from competitor A (basic ceramic coated hair iron) everyday for 4 weeks. The results were, GlamPalm produced virtually no damage to the cuticle layer of the hair whereas competitor A’s (basic ceramic coated hair iron) product showed significant damage.
Some of the amazing features you would hardly find in another styler…
1. ceramic coating and iron
2. 3D swivel pivot cord
3. simple design
4. tilting and cushion
5. safety measure
6. multiple styling
7. Hair clips provided
Check out the product features in depth here!
If you are unsure what type of styler you need or the recommended heat settings, you can find out here!
So before I even gotten it, I have read all the amazing reviews on this truly awesome product and thought to myself, “Finally! A product that would give me beautiful hair and keep it healthy yet silky smooth at the same time!”
I was really excited when I received it and even brought it out on a stroll. Packed in the sleekest packaging ever, this styler could be your best travel accessory!
I have used it for awhile now, and am very pleased that I am able to recreate my signature hairstyle with the GlamPalm Hair straightener. Other then that I found my hair was kept soft and smooth, less damaged and glossier even!
PRICING & DISCOUNT CODE
Exclusively on sale now at $265, it is worth every penny of yours! Don’t forget to quote ‘SYDNEY15‘ to get S$15 off your purchase!
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Like the hairstyle you see above? I will be back with another post on the different types of hairstyles I can create with GlamPalm so do stay tune! Thank you for reading and hope this helps in making your decision in whether to get it.
I attended the LANEIGE Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party the other day and it was one of the most beautiful events I have attended. The event venue was beautifully done up! Thank you for the lovely night!
We had an exquisite 4 course set at W hotel and my favourite was the dessert! This was my first time having rose petals as dessert. There was also a tiny workshop table for us to dye our roses.
At the event, each of us were given a bouquet of roses and also a set of their newly improved LANEIGE Sleeping Mask and Lip Sleeping Mask. I tried it the moment I got home before heading to bed.
Each set also came with a Teddy Bear from the Teddy Bear Museum which was so cute!
LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK
Now, you can pucker up with smooth, supple lips, thanks to the all-new LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask! Formulated with the powerful Moisture WrapTM found in Water Sleeping Mask, as well as the vitamin C-rich Berry Mix ComplexTM, the Lip Sleeping Mask gently melts and erases dry, flaky skin on the lips overnight. The Berry Mix ComplexTM consists of eight types of berries – raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, gojiberry, soapberry, cloudberry, and coffee berry – whose potent antioxidants are extracted using a cutting-edge super-high pressure extraction technology to produce a highly concentrated complex that is easily absorbed by the skin. This lip mask also has a sweet fruity berry fragrance that is so yummy, you might be tempted to lick it off!
HOW TO USE
Before bedtime, apply a thick layer on the lips, using the provided spatula. Leave it on overnight and wipe the excess off the lips with tissue or cotton pad the next morning. Recommended usage: Twice or thrice a week.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask surprised me in the sweetest pink packaging ever. I love how LANEIGE never forgets to include an applicator in every product which is a very sweet gesture. The soft felt tip of the applicator was very light and gentle on my lips. Fell in love when I first opened the container because of the sweet fruity berry scent!
Woke up to baby soft lips the next day! As I have cracked lips, I usually steer away from lipsticks and yes even those moisturising ones because my lips will crack after applying lipstick for awhile. However, after using this for about 2 days, I could easily apply lipstick without my lips cracking up which is awesome! I would recommend this to anyone who has the same issue as me. This is very similar to lip treatments but more moisturising and hydrating. Even though the directions said I should use a thicker layer for my lips, being very stingy I apply only a very thin layer and I found it was sufficient for my entire lips which I believe it is because of the ingredient – Moisture WrapTM which is also found in their Water Sleeping Mask.
LANEIGE WATER SLEEPING MASK
The star product of LANEIGE, Water Sleeping Mask has been reformulated for revitalised skin. If you do not know, the Water Sleeping Mask was awarded the World Class Product of Korea certification in 2014 by the Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy – a first in the cosmetics industry. It has also seen five reformulations, each a step up from its predecessor. This year, the Water Sleeping Pack you are so familiar with has been renamed to Water Sleeping Mask and has evolved into a truly functional sleeping mask with three exclusive patented technologies that work in synergy to deeply hydrate, sooth and purify your skin as you sleep.
1. Purifying: SleeptoxTM
A purification technology that repairs the damages caused by various external aggressors during the day and also restores the skin to its optimal condition overnight by preventing degeneration of skin cells. It comprises two key ingredients: the antioxidant-rich Hunza Apricot extract that helps to boost and strengthen the detoxification and purification ability of the skin, and the skin-healing Evening Primrose Root extract that helps the skin to discharge contaminants from the skin that has been accumulated in the day.
2. Moisturising: Moisture WrapTM
A moisture-rich beta-glucan mineral network that forms a porous moisture film to lock in moisture and stabilizes the effective ingredients in SleeptoxTM to be continuously delivered deep into the skin throughout 8 hours. Clinical results showed that, after seven days of use, those who have had a good sleep the night before reported a 9.6% improvement in skin moisture, while those who have had a bad sleep reported a 15.79% improvement.
3. Soothing: SleepscentTM
Containing natural fragrances from Orange flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood Oil, it helps relax your body and mind to improve the quality of sleep. This promise is backed by clinical data, which showed that the patented scent works to prolong the two stages of deep sleep by 36% as well as reduce body movements during sleep by 60%. The improvement in the quality of sleep will, in turn serve to strengthen the skin’s regenerative ability.
HOW TO USE
To be used before bedtime as the last skincare step, after skin refiner and emulsion. Using the provided spatula, take an
appropriate amount (approximately 2.5cm in diameter) and
dab it on nose tip, cheeks, forehead, and chin. Inhale for three seconds, allowing the SleepscentTM to soothe your mind and body. Gently spread the mask over the face and leave it overnight. Recommended usage: Twice or thrice a week.
Almost everyone I know owns one tub of this, even myself. This mask is highly raved by Koreans and asians all over the world. I am a huge fan of LANEIGE products especially their BB cushion and also their Clear C Effector which by the way is sold out all over the island. So when I got hold of the newly formulated sleeping mask, I knew I would love it and truly, it did not disappoint. I felt that the formula this time was much lighter than the previous and my skin felt even more moisturised the next day. I could feel the coldness of my face after washing the cream off in the morning. I felt more refreshed which probably shows that the natural fragrances actually worked on me, improving the quality of my sleep unconsciously.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
The Water Sleeping Mask (70ml) retails at $42 and the Lip Sleeping Mask (20g) retails at $27 and will be available at all LANEIGE counters and boutiques from May 7, 2015 onwards.
ION Orchard: 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-66A S(238801)
Plaza Singapura: 68 Orchard Rd, #03-77 S(238829)
Suntec City: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-312 S(038983)
JCube: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #01-04 S(609731)
Jurong Point: 1 Jurong West Central 2, #01-59/79/80 S(648886)
Parkway Parade: 80 Marine Parade Road, #01-20 & 21 S(449269)
Thank you so much for reading and hope this excites you for their launch of the new products!
Had an opportunity the other day to attend a food tasting at Sufood, a new Italian-inspired meatless dining concept in Singapore, hailing from Taiwan’s largest restaurant chain operator WOWPRIME in a joint venture with local PUTIEN. Thank you, Yilun (brand executive of PUTIEN) and K.C. (manager of Sufood Raffles City) for hosting us. It was such a wonderful experience trying out my first Vegetarian Italian-inspired meal in a restaurant.
BACKGROUND STORY ON SUFOOD
Founded in 2010, SUFOOD is the first meat-free concept restaurant under WOWPRIME GROUP, the largest F&B operator in Taiwan. Through a joint venture, SUFOOD launched in Singapore for the very first time at Raffles City in May 2014.
The casual 140-seat veggie diner is SUFOOD’s first outlet outside of Taiwan. Focusing on freshness of ingredients and a clean-tasting palate, SUFOOD’s menu features more than 200 ingredients. Set menus are affordable at S$29.80++ for a full eight- course meal.
To commemorate the launch, SUFOOD set a new Guinness World Record® for most pizzas made in 12 hours, achieving a record of 3,574 pizzas. The event raised $12,015.50 with
all proceeds going towards Pink Ribbon Walk, a walk against breast cancer organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation.
SUFOOD is not only inspired by Italian cuisine but also by how it is prepared; though only using basic cooking techniques, Italian cuisine still exudes diverse and rich flavours. SUFOOD thus relies chiefly on the quality of the fresh ingredients to create innovative and delicious meat-free cuisines.
Their manifesto of using the rule of five:
5-colour groups of vegetables & fruits to give you a variety of nutrients
For more information on the menu, you may view it here.
Currently, they have an ongoing 1-for-1 DBS/POSB card promotion for their set meal (S$29.80). However, I can assure you even without the promotion, this place is worth trying! Even the crowd agrees with me! The picture below was taken before the promotion timeframe. The promotion is valid daily from 2pm – 4:30pm (last order at 3pm).
When I go to a restaurant, I usually look out for two things and they are, 1. customer service and 2. food quality & taste.
For SUFOOD, I would give them a thumbs up for both areas because they are excellent in the customer service aspect due to having made their staff go through training in Taiwan previously. From what I understand from Yilun, in Taiwan, service expectations are much higher as compared to Singapore hence, the necessity of receiving training in Taiwan beforehand. You can expect quality customer service here at SUFOOD.
Additionally, besides the impeccable customer service, their food quality and taste is also amazing. My favourites has to be the Star Pizza and Baked Potato Al Fungi. I am drooling just looking at the pictures again. I find that at only S$29.80, this 8-course set meal is truly value for money. A plate of vegetarian meal in the hawkers would probably cost S$4 and you must take into consideration that the S$4 comes with no customer service nor a great ambience for you to enjoy with your love ones while Sufood is a wonderful place for you to have a great and nutritious meal with your family at a very small cost. To me, I would rather spend a couple more dollars to have the food served to me, and also have a cosy setting to enjoy my meal.
Here are pictures of our CUSTOMISED 8-course set meal. At Sufood, you can choose each course from their wide selection.
Rosemary Breadsticks (Choice of Mustard/Blueberry Dip) – MY FAVOURITE!
SUFOOD signature cider – which cleanses your palate
Cabbage and Sweet Potato Stew – which was so delicious and nutritious I had to get a second bowl!
Mushroom and Pea Pottage
Baked Potato Al Fungi – Another of my favourites! Truly enjoyed every bit of it.
Star Pizza – This looks super cute and its so delicious too!
Yuzu Chamomile Tea & Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate
Sesame Panna Cotta & The Ashitaba
Thank you so much for the invite again. I will definitely return to try out the other dishes!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103
Tel: 6333 5338
Lunch: 1130am – 430pm (last order at 3pm)
Dinner: 530pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)