Aiya!!! I’m suppose to get this review up in September but i have forgotten about this parcel from PrettyRouge. Apparently i have placed this parcel right at the bottom of my Fedex box and my bags were on top. Hence, i have overlooked it till i was tidying my room last month. I am so sorry for the delay, Pauline!
So…. Pauline has from PrettyRouge has sent me 2 products that she’s selling on her blogshop to try – Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream and Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pack.
PrettyRouge is a Singapore based blogshop* that source and ship all its products directly from Korea. As all items are shipped directly from Korea, they are 100% authentic, retailing at lower prices and you can even by products from Korean brands that are not available in Singapore.. Via PrettyRouge, you can find products from brands like Baviphat, Etude House, Ecole Lucy, Innisfree, It’s Skin, Luview, Tony Moly & VOV etc. Now you can enjoy products and savings without going to Korea! 🙂
*Shipping within Singapore only.
My products came wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and delivered timely via TaQBin courier delivery. By patronizing PrettyRouge, you can also enjoy free sample for every purchase and Free TaQBin courier delivery for orders above $50.
Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream (50ml @ 19.90 SGD)
I’m not a big fan of BB cream but love CC cream as it is supposed to contain more skincare benefits (skincare product with cosmetics benefits. LOL!).. Likewise, Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream is a 2-in-1 product as it provides Skincare + Makeup benefits.. The skincare benefits include sun protection (SPF 30 PA++) , wrinkle care, whitening and hydration. As for make up aspects (can be also used as primer + base make-up), it provides skin tone correcting, color correcting, conceal blemishes and give skin a luminous glow. Staying chemical free, the CC cream does not contain parabene, benzo phenon, talc, mineral oil, organic pigment & sulfate surfactant.
Elder flower extract, sunflower oil, Centella asiatica extract, cherry blossoms extract, water lily flower extract, rose flower extract, lotus extract, safflower seed oil, Portulaca extract, and macadamia oil.
Upon application, it works by ‘matching’ your natural skin tone and providing skin care effect with moist radiance for that innocent and gorgeous look to bare skin. It contains Black/red/yellow color capsule which pops and perfectly mixes up upon application to naturally conceals redness and imperfections.
How To Use
To be applied at the last stage of skincare process, squeeze out moderate amount and apply it all over face . Can be re-applied for better coverage to cover flaws. The cream is white but after application, the color changes to a natural beige color (which is a perfect match to my skintone, refer to picture below)
Due to the hype in CC cream, i was feeling excited to try this product out but in the end i don’t really like it.. 😦
The CC Cream comes in a pump bottle and packaging is simple but hygienic. It has a slight floral scent which smells nice but texture of the CC cream is on the heavy side. It is easy to blend but after application, my skin feels oily (but not sticky) so i have to use dust on a layer of loose powder to reduce shine. The coverage is sheer so it cannot cover flaws (even when i reapplied another layer on).. It does not cover redness well but it helps to brighten up my dull / uneven skintone. If you are a fan of barely-there makeup look with dewy/glowy finish, this CC cream is able to achieve it effortlessly. Overall, it helps to brighten skin, smoothen skin, conceal huge pores and it doesn’t dry up my skin (so no cakey makeup). Will be good if you have good complexion and will want to achieve natural and dewy look. But for myself, i will not repurchase this as i don’t really like the texture and feeling after application (sorry!). Moreover, i will look like an oil stick if i use makeup with dewy finish (my skin is already so oily to begin with) and hence will prefer something with a matt finish.
Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Pack (100g @ 13.90SGD)
From Korea and made for blemish skin in mind, the Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pack is an overnight mask formulated with natural fruit acids which gently peel off dead skin cells, prevent skin trouble and banish a dull and lackluster complexion.
It contains various fruit acids which will remove old dead skin cells in order to soften and brighten skin. While a known skin moisturizer, pectin provides superior hydration to give skin a soft and silky feel. When applied overnight, the sleeping pack will soften, brightens and gives you well-hydrated skin the next morning
Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Pack comes in a reusable & adorable apple tub packing and i love the little spoon which comes attached with it (so you need not worry about misplacing / contaminating the spoon). This will make application more hygienic as you don’t have to dip your fingers in over and over again during application.
How To Use :
Recommended to be used at night, apply evenly on cleansed skin (Exclude the eyes and mouth area) and leave it overnight.. Rinse in off in the morning and followed by your cleanser..
Upon opening the lid, you will be welcomed by a nice delicious fresh apple scent which just smells really heavenly.. As Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Pack highly recommended for oily and blemish prone skin, it has a gel texture which will be absorbed fast upon application without leaving any greasy / sticky film behind. Skin feels fresh after application and gives a nice glow. Most important of all, it doesn’t feels heavy and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’m using this 2 times weekly as an overnight intensive treatment as i don’t want my skin to get immune to it.. I will applied a thicker layer on acne / pimples as a spot treatment as i observed that it helps to reduce redness and speed up the healing progress. The next morning when i rinsed it off, skin feels more moisturizer and softer! It also appears to be calmer and less irritated.
If you are still in the midst of Christmas shopping, you can consider getting something from PrettyRouge for your girlfriends / sister! 🙂
Before i go, i will like to show you my December BlackBox! Like the October box, this unisex lifestyle subscription box which contains a specially selected lifestyle and beauty products from various leading labels is now based on a balloting system to ensure subscriber has an equal chance of getting the complimentary Black Box. Subscribers will receive balloting notification through email whereby you can secure your own Black Box by paying a courier fee of $6.
Via Black Box’s E-store, you can also find special brand edition boxes and the exclusive Black Boxes currently available for sales are the K-Beauty Secrets Black Box, Persian Rose Pampering Black Box, Jane Iredale Black Box & Beauty By Nature Black Box. Will be doing a review for the Jane Iredale Black Box and Beauty By Nature Black Box soon. 🙂
For December, the collectible Black Box Pouch features a pretty X’mas design! Ho Ho Ho. Inside, you can find the usual exquisite shopping/spa/dining deals and discounts Black Box Vouchers.
There’s 8 items inside my December Black Box and it consists of cosmetics, bodycare, skincare, homecare and lifestyle products.
In a Clockwise Direction:
Nuxe Reve De Miel Hand and Nail Cream contains repairing and non greasy nourishing formula to repair and relieves dry or damaged hands while protecting them from the visible signs of skin aging. Nuxe has tested this cream under extreme cold weather conditions which affirms its effectiveness. It contains Acacia honey which repairs and nourishes skin, while argan oil and shea butter deeply moisturize. Doses of sunflower oil, sweet almond oil and barley extract soothe and Vitamin E protects skin from environmental damage.
Darlie All Shiny White (Enamel Care), on top of the 14 day whitening efficacy, is enhanced with an Enamel Care Formulation. With 45% more Enamel Protection, this Enamel Care toothpaste will help strengthen enamel via re-mineralization. It acts as a protective shield to prevent enamel from wearing down. The SWA whitening system also effectively removes yellow stains and whitens teeth all around. I have reviewed this toothpaste previously and you can read more about it via this LINK
Bio-Home Kitchen Cleanser removes grime and grease effectively without leaving behind harmful chemical residues. Its unique refreshing scent also reduces and masks odor. It is biodegradable, eco-friendly, rinse free and uses 100% plant-based active.
VDL Lumilayer Primer and Perfecting Last Foundation SPF25, PA+++ (3 Shades)
VDL Lumilayer Primer helps to prep skin while defines and contours the face before application of foundation / base makeup on. It can also be used for highlighting purposes on nose bridge and cheek bones. Upon application, the primer will give skin a nice and radiant pearly glow – Skin comes to life instantly and skin tone look brilliant.
Perfecting Last Foundation SPF25++ helps create a clean skin canvas that is long-lasting and keep shine away. The foundation will not weigh down skin with stickiness to minimize burden of skin and create natural skin. It contains perfection skin powder in which covers imperfections and even out skin tone.
In a Clockwise Direction:
Gatsby Ice Type Body Paper 3’s will keep skin clean and refreshed. You can use it after your run or during boring lectures to perk up instantly. Have passed it to my hubs and he told me that the wipes keep skin clean and is cool & refreshing!
But, Becky Double Lifting Mask is formulated for Asian Skin to care for delicate needs and pampers skin with its unique double lifting mask. Due to its special design, it covers every inch of your skin and the special diamond pattern accelerates the penetration of essence, making sure that your skin will drink up all goodness for beauty.
Zappy Sampler Pack – My 3rd sample pack and being your personal body-guard, Zappy’s focus is on hygiene and healthcare wipes. You can read more about it here
NIVEA Men Multi Effect 8 Oil Control Volcanic Mud Foam is a cleanser that contains specially developed oil-free complex with active Carnitine, Salicylic acid & Mineral magnesium that effectively targets 8 main problems of oily skin while leaving the skin with a clean and refreshed feeling.
Thanks for reading and i will be back with more updates soon! It’s gonna be a busy week for me so hope i will have the time to squeeze in another entry. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from PrettyRouge’s website and Black Box Press Kit