Q-depot.com – Your Gateway to Korean Skin Care and Cosmetics Shopping!

Hello everyone!!! I have been on a K-craze ever since i came back from my Korea Trip in April. I miss the food, the weather and definitely the shopping ( All the pretty apparel and skincare/cosmetics!). One thing i noticed over at Korea is that everyone is so well-groomed with great dress sense! I guess it is a sin to go out without makeup. Korea is also a makeup / skincare shopping heaven! Everywhere i go, there will bound to be shops selling skincare & cosmetics. I have to stop myself from entering the shop and emerging with shopping bags! haha! How to resist? There are so many brands and products not available in Singapore! Moreover, prices are much more affordable. Right now, I’m doing my Korean Skin Care shopping on Korean cosmetics online shop like Q-Depot.

Why Q-Depot you might ask? I love it as Q-depot.com is an established online store offering quality, authentic and popular Korean cosmetic and skincare products at cost-effective prices.

Q-depot.com was envisioned and established to offer consumers effective Korean Makeup, beauty and skin care products that are not extravagantly priced, and give great value for money. The incident that inspired the creation of q-depot.com started with a skiing trip to Korea that resulted in weather-beaten damaged skin which expensive brands could not restore. Inexpensive but highly effective Korean brands offered a lasting solution to restore damaged skin and maintain its beauty. And that’s when the founder decided to unveil this secret to thousand of women out there who are exhausted of trying different ways to get their beauty back and look as gorgeous as they deserve.

Korean cosmetics and skincare products are well-known for being effective and for offering excellent value for money. Every Korean product is created with the motto that “Natural is the Best.” They are made with natural ingredients that have restorative and deep-conditioning benefits. However, not everyone has easy access to these products. Q-depot.com solve this problem by offering everyone an e-commerce platform that is easy to navigate, secure and reliable.

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Will be doing a review of a PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set that i have gotten from Q-depot.com  which consist of Facial Mask, Nose Strip and Feet Foot Pack which will pamper me from top to toe.

PACKage may be new to the Korean skincare products scene but they are experienced! This Korean brand is highly skilled in formulating and creating divine sheet masks with highly effective ingredients to keep skin glowing from head to toe. All products are made Korea! 🙂

PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set is a gorgeous box contains 17 masks, including three types of sheet masks – that’s 8 face masks, 8 blackhead nose strips and 1 exfoliating foot mask. PACKage has 3 concepts that focus on packaging, fun concept and safe ingredients for daily skincare needs. The graphics and artwork of this bundle set is by HAPOOOOOM, a young designer, whose majority of  works are based on a careful hot air balloon traveling around the world which symbolizes positive and happy moments in daily life.

Free from all Parabens, Fragrances, Alcohol, Pigments, PEGs, Phenoxy Ethanol, Silicone and Mineral oils, Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask is designed to leave skin hydrated, nourished, soft and radiant. It is formulated with highly effective ingredients – Honey extract, Propolis extract, Galactomyces and Hyaluronic acid. The mask sheet is thinner than normal cotton masks which allow maximum penetration of essence!

Ingredients: Water, methylPropanediol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, HydroxyEthylCellulose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MACopolymer, Trehalose, Panthenol, Allantoin

Melt Me Softly Nose Strips contains nourishing lemon essence which aids to removing blackheads effectively yet gently without ripping or pulling. The nose strips works by melting sebum clogged in pores to remove blackheads without irritation. Simply put the strip on nose for 15-20 minutes, then gently massage the area to wipe away remaining sebum. Totally fuss-free!

Ingredients: Water, MethylPropanediol, Carbomer, Tri Ethanol Amine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxy-Ethanol, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Mentha Piperita (pepermint) Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (mistletoe) Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract, Saponaria officinalis Root Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon(Lemon) Fruit Extract, Melaeuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

For once a month foot care, the Monthly New Feet Foot Pack contains divine orange oil extract to get rid of hard dry skin to reveal soft baby skin! Simply use scissors to cut open the foot pack and place them over the feet like regular socks. After which, use the tape stickers to affix it then leave them on for 60 minutes before rinsing off with water. In about 4-5 days, the dead dry skin will start to peel, revealing new skin underneath!

Ingredients: Alcohol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated castor Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, D-water, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Betaine, Arginine, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Alanine, Serine, Limonene, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Equisetum Arvense Extract

Have tried the Melt Me Softly Nose Strips and Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask and here’s my thoughts on them:

Melt Me Softly Nose Strips gives a really soothing and refreshing minty sensation upon application! I absolutely love it as it has a mint scent too! It gives the refreshing minty sensation during the entire duration of application until i remove it. It is recommended to leave it on for 15-20 mins then after-which massage my nose area to remove remaining serum. After wiping it clean, i do observed that there are lesser black dots (Aka blackheads) on my nose area~ Wow! It really works like promised.

Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask has a thin yet elastic sheet which won’t tear easily and it fits my facial contours perfectly. The mask has an herbal scent which i don’t really fancy but i can live with it. There’s no stinging sensation but instead skin felt comfy upon application. When i removed the mask, i was amazed at how ‘white’ and ‘even’ my skin tone is. Overall, redness also subsided a fair bit and skin is moisturized!

At USD 21.99 per box, i would say that it is a valuable buy as it contains 17 pcs of high quality and effective masks. Personally, i love the Melt Me Softly Nose Strips a lot as it helps to get rid of my strawberry nose so effortlessly. If you want to order the highly recommended PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set you can do so and utilize the following discount code to enjoy 10% off your first order.  🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Q-Depot’s website

Unveiling Althea’s Beauty Boxes~

KOREA! I cannot stop raving how much i love their skincare products, food and K-dramas! Currently counting down to my Korea Trip in April and i’m certainly looking forward to shopping, eating and stocking up my skincare essentials. I’m sure many of us here love Skincare and Beauty Products from Korea and will try all ways to get it (be it getting friends to purchase when they head to Korea or getting it online).

Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians.

Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly
with SEA consumers. So now, it just feels that you are shopping at Korea with Althea! Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favored by K-beauty suppliers.

If you love Beauty Boxes, you will be glad to know that Althea also carries Beauty Boxes~  Unveiling the latest addition to the Althea Korea family are their line of limited edition beauty boxes, specially curated by the fairy team in Seoul. Since the launch of the thematic boxes every month from October, each carefully curated boxes were SOLD OUT so fastest fingers first! 🙂

Every month, the fairy team will release 2 types of beauty boxes – Althea Boxes and Trend Boxes!

  • Althea Boxes are based on specific themes, giving customers and fans a chance to get their hands on a mix of loved and new favorites. Release frequency: twice a month.
  • Trend Boxes, on the other hand, will be packed with hot products (either a new brand or new products from an existing brand) based on some of Korea’s biggest beauty trends. Released frequency: once a month

Each box can hold anywhere from 6 – 12 full-size products depending on the theme and value. The best part is that you can buy only if you like it! There’s no commitment to subscribing for a monthly, quarterly or yearly payment to get these beauty boxes. The only downside is that these beauty boxes are limited in quantity (while stocks last) on a first come first serve basis. I have to say that it will be SOLD OUT very fast so don’t procrastinate.

The first Althea Box that i have carted out is the [Althea Box] Hair Box which retails for S$33 whereby it consists of products that’s worth $110. Shipping is complimentary as my purchase is above $29. For just $33. i have received 7 full size (fresh!) hair products which is super worth it (so it was sold out shortly after launch!). Expiry dates for all the products are in 2018 / 2019 so rest assured that products in the beauty boxes are fresh batches.

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As i placed my order during the Christmas period, my Hair Box came in a nice Christmas theme box with Greeting card inside. 🙂 My personal favorite from the Hair Box are the Innisfree Green Tea Mint Shampoo and Piolang Raspberry Hair Vinegar which helps to curb scalp itchiness. Moreover, it leaves my hair smelling nice and feeling soft.

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The 2nd Beauty Box which got me excited was the [Althea Box] Mermaid Box as i was so into ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ but i was too late to grab one before it was sold out! 😦 However, Tammy from Althea reserved one set for me when it was restocked and sent it to me for review!! Thank you! 🙂 Last check, the Mermaid Box is sold out once again and there will be no more restock… In order not to have any regrets, sign up for Althea’s newsletter and you will be informed if there’s any new launches / promotions.

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My [Althea Box] Mermaid Box were delivered within a week upon order confirmation and products came individually wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and delivered timely via courier.

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[Althea Box] Mermaid Box is HEAVY as it contains 7 full size products which i will be reviewing some of the products. More details below!

Son & Park Beauty Water
Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence
Rire Lucent White Pearl Cream
Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light
CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil
Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask

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I’m not familiar with the brand Chica-Y-Chico and i have tried to do some research of the brand online. However,  i’m unable to locate any website in English so there’s no brand introduction this time.  Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask is the first item i have tried from the Mermaid Box as my skin is very dehydrated and oily recently (due to medication i have to take during surgery).. By feeding it with AQUA, the oil secretion will be more control so the mask came in really handy! Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask contains multiple complex including seaweed, pearl and hyaluronic acid gives a surge of moisture to skin instantly.

The beauty secret of the Little Mermaid Princess Ariel is the plentiful seaweed that surround her and the pearls she always wears. They kept her skin moisturized and glowing even after she became a human. Pearls, the precious jewel of the sea and seaweed are full of healthy ingredients that intensely hydrate and soothe dehydrated skin for dewy, glowing skin. 

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First impression of the Mermaid Mask is that it is richly soaked with essence! Secondly, i love how easy it is to apply the mask as it has a plastic sheet. The mask sheet is thin but sturdy and it fits onto the contour of my nose very well. Once you have adhere the mask onto your skin, remove the plastic sheet and then adjust the mask accordingly. Upon application of the mask, there’s an instant soothing and refreshing sensation. During the 20 mins of application, there’s no discomfort or stinging sensation. After removing the face mask, my skin feels so much smoother, brighter and softer to the touch. The mask is very moisturizing and soothing as skin no longer feels tight and it became ‘light’ after i remove it.. The next day, i woke up to not so tight, radiant and less oily skin! I’m really impressed as there’s excellent results with only one application! This Mask is exclusive in the Mermaid Mask hence i cannot get it on Althea. Shall stock up when i head to Korea in April 🙂

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After using Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask and seeing results, i applied the Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence right after removing the mask. An essence is to be used after toner and before moisturizer. For people with dehydrated skin, Essence helps add another layer of hydration before you apply your moisturizer. The Skin Glow Essence hydrates skin and brightens by improving dullness from deep inside. It contains Hologram-Complex that reflects the light falling on the face to give a three-dimensional effect to the curves. Five main benefits of the Glow Essence includes supplying of nutrition, soothing, vitalizing, whitening and improving radiance.

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Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence is formulated with brightening complex made up of pearl extract and 9 botanical formula:

1. Pearl extract: Pearl has been considered as one of the high-end cosmetic ingredients for the great beauties in the history, for Cleopatra and Yang Guifei. It contains 14~18 kinds of amino acids including 8 different essencial amino acids. They improve the elasticity of your skin and hydrate, help to maintain firm skin.

2. Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein: This is one of proteins from shells, protect pearl and the wall of a pearl. It is also known that it affects the beautiful glow of the pearl. It vitalizes your skin and cares for energetic skin.

3. Whitening-9 Complex: Whitening-9 complex is composed with extracts from 9 different white-coloured plants (Lotus, Mulberry root, Freesia, Snow lotus, Daisy, Madonna Lily, Huttuynia cordata, Edelweiss, Ginseng). It protects your skin from the external environment by outstanding anti-ageing effect, cares for transparent glowing skin by whitening effect.

If you are looking for a non-sticky essence to give you instant brighter skin, look no further! Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence has a gel base and it leave the skin feeling refreshed after application (Which is good for my sensitive and easily irritated skin). Texture is non-greasy and it gets absorbed well into my dehydrated skin. There’s no adverse reaction like redness after application. Upon closer look, there’s actually subtle shimmery particles which helps brighten and create dimension. As i always have dull skintone, the brightening results is even more obvious on my skin. However, the hydration level is not as ‘powerful’ so do not use this essence to substitute your moisturizer. I did tried using it alone (skipping moisturizer) and my skin felt tight during mid day.

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Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is the savior for people who wants a product that works for their dry and sensitive skin (which also works as an effective makeup base!). Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is a hydro soothing moisture ampoule + real skin makeup base that contains stable and integral Gold to deeply hydrate skin. At the same time, it has a light texture that’s weightless while leaving you with a dewy finish. Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base has several beneficial effects and they are the skin brightening, stress alleviating, moisture evaporation blockage, intense moisture capacity, soothing substances reinforced and base with low irritation

Active Ingredients includes 

Gold – imparting moisture constantly to the skin. The integral substance that removed the skin exhaustion and stress, purifies the harmful substances and enhances the skin condition, raising the makeup fit

Ceramide as skin component, moisture attracting substance blocking moisture evaporation

Hyaluronic Acid as a nature derived moisturizing component, holding onto the moisture

Aloe Vera Leaf impart moisture deep into skin

Souble collagen delivers moisture energy and firming effect

Skin loving blend of Arrow Root, Licorice Peony, Cnidium, Aloe Vera Leaf, Elm root, thrumwort seed, centelle, fig, portulaca

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Do you know that ampoule has the highest concentration of enriching active ingredients, followed by the serum and the essence. Ampoules are for people who need an instant skin care effect. Hence, one drop is supercharged with more goodies and will better improve the quality of skin and heightens the overall skin-boosting effect (As it is meant to use on top of toner and moisturizer). First impression of the Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is that it is very classy and my husband commented that it must be expensive. haha. When i first came into contact with the texture, i’m in awe as it is so light! Upon spreading, it turns watery and it just feels like i’m applying water on my skin. Due to its texture, it gets penetrated into my skin quickly without any heavy after-feel… The gold flakes will disappear after application and it seems to help brighten up my overall complexion.  After use, skin looks softer, smoother and calmer… I also have better hydrated and less tight skin. I found myself reaching out to this ampoule very often in the morning and i felt that my skin felt less oily at the end of the day with this.

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Before and After

Next, Son & Park Beauty Water (a cult favorite) is something which i am looking forward to use . Son & Park Beauty Water is a multi-function product which can be used as a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, primer, hydrator and setting spray! This smart cleaning liquid is made from natural plant extracts that gently cleans and moisturizes to deliver smooth, revitalized and hydrated skin.

Son & Park Beauty Water is created in mind for a clean base for the next steps in our skincare and makeup routine. The Beauty Water is not just a cleanser, it has mild exfoliation abilities with willow bark and papaya extract to buff awat dead skin cells, revealing brighter and smoother skin. Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so skin can be prepped for subsequent products. Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create the perfect base for makeup application, midday as a refresher, and night after cleansing to remove remaining impurities. Suitable for all skin types, Beauty Water has a pH of 4.5, effectively resetting the skin’s natural pH after cleansing.

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The beauty water is ideal for cleansing your face during a long flight, as a toner, wiping off residue after masking and freshening up your skin during the day. Currently, i’m using another brand of beauty water but i find that the Son & Park Beauty Water fares so much better at fraction of the price! Texture wise, it win hands down as it is watery and does not leave behind an oily firm over using. Secondly, it does not contains as much fragrance and the Son & Park Beauty Water has a medicated smell which i like! 😛 Son & Park Beauty Water has a gentle formula as it doesn’t sting or cause my skin to be red. Despite being mild, it does remove residues on my skin well. It also  leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soothing sensation after use.. After applying the toner, skin feels clean, soft and looks more supple! It will also calm my skin and refreshes it without any drying effect..Love it!!!

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Next up, i will be talking more about a hair care product known as the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil with 50 year history! CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil has a light formula without stickiness, a gorgeous scent and it contains no harmful ingredients. Rich in Argan Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Avocado oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, and Macadamia Integrifolia Oil, the Argan Glow Hair Oil has excellent moisturizing, protection , soothing and repairing effect.

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Been using the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil as a heat protector before i blow dry my hair. Will use 1 pump for each side of my hair and the  hair oil has a sweet and refreshing mix of fruity flora scent. As the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil is oil-based, it will be oily to the touch. But once it is fully absorbed, there’s isn’t any greasy heavy after-feel left behind. After application, hair feels very soft and smooth and i can glide my comb through it.  After blow drying my hair, my hair  appears to be shiner, more volumized and tamer (lesser flyaway hair).

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As i no longer apply makeup on my skin (except lipstick), i have passed the Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light to my friend who will put it to better use. The Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light is a liquid type highlighter infused with skin shining complex – pearl, amethyst, and diamond extract. The highlighter is also formulated with Micro Sparkling Pearl, Skin Shining Complex, 3 blends mix of botanical oil and oil controlling powder. This highlighter can be mixed with base products / foundation which will give you natural and glowing finish. Previously, i was using this highlighter and it is the one that’s pink in color. SA recommended the pink shade as i have fair skin. When applied onto my skin, it has a subtle shimmery white pearly finish which is very natural. The texture isn’t heavy and it blends well without leaving behind greasiness.

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Lastly. there’s the Lucent White Pearl Cream which contains pearl extracts of 1020ppm and pearl powders of 70ppm that will change dry and rough skin into a radiant skin that glows from the inside! The pearl extracts and pearl powders inside the cream makes face look more distinct and lively. Lucent White Pearl Cream also contains five kinds flower extracts (Peony, Lily of the valley, Magnolia liliflora DESR Leontopodium alpinum, Lilium candidum extracts) helps with whitening, brightening and anti-wrinkle so that skin will glow like a pearl. Have yet to give this a try and will come to this soon 🙂

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Before i go, i have a confession to make! I ordered the newly launched [Trendy Box] Smart Beauty Tool Box yesterday!I’m hooked on Althea’s beauty boxes and i felt that Althea has brought K-beauty and Beauty Boxes to a whole new level~  Whether you’re looking for tried and true favorites or hankering for the hottest, freshest products to dip your fingers into, Althea’s beauty boxes are a great way for you to add to your beauty arsenal 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s & Misc website

All about Seatree and its Steam Emulsification Technique

Recently, M.O.S.S (S) Pte Ltd had sent me some items from a Korean brand  (Seatree) that they had just introduced into the market. If you adore eye-catching and cute artistic illustrations, you will sure love the product packaging from Seatree. Harnessing only the freshest raw ingredients from Mother Nature into the wide range of product types, Seatree was the talk of the town when they launched the brand in Korea with products adorning uber cute and artistic illustrations hand drawn by international and domestic artists (like Julia Grigorieva, Shin Hilda, Oh Sol Gil and Kim Hyo Jung). These colorful and artistically designed products were released as limited edition and were sold out quickly. Another main attractive point about Seatree is the adoption of the ‘Steam Emulsification Technique’ in some of its best-selling products.

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‘Steam Emulsification Technique’ is using the extremely high temperature of steam during the manufacturing process to produce an emulsion. This unique technique is applied to level off the active component in order to harness the nutrients and maximize their benefits when incorporating into end products. As such, products will provide effective, absorbing and beneficial results. Seatree carries an affordable full face and body care line that caters to everyone. It includes sensitive /hydrating/ whitening/ antioxidant skin care range, hair care, body care, facial cleansing and color cosmetics.

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M.O.S.S (S) Pte Ltd has specially prepared some skincare and bodycare products for me to try. 

Seatree Collagen Jelly Cleansing Foam is an effective and non-stripping facial foam in a unique jelly texture to deliver a refreshing wash everytime. Harnessing the anti-aging power of Marine Collagen from deep-sea, it provides protective benefit by forming a barrier that also act as a support for elasticity. Benefits of marine collagen also includes hydration, antioxidant, skin repairing and delaying signs of aging. Like many Korean brands which emphasis on hydrating, Seatree is also not an exception. The Collagen Jelly Cleansing Foam promotes hydrating, soothing and strengthening with Sodium Hyaluronate, Green Tea Water, Aloe Vera and floral + botanical extracts.

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The Seatree Collagen Jelly Cleansing Foam has a brownish transparent honey-like texture which works into very fine foam to cleanse skin gently. It does not contain fragrance which will not irritate my sensitive skin. During cleansing, it doesn’t cause any stinging sensation and after cleansing, skin does not feels tight. A big plus point is that it cleanse well but yet stays gentle on skin. Currently, my husband is sharing this cleansing foam as me and he loves it as well.

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Under Seatree’s facial range includes the Mask series. I was given 2 different type of Masks and they are Steam Essence Mask Sheet and Snail 100 Mask Sheet to try!

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Steam Essence Mask Sheet is a moisturizing mask that contains Shea Butter and Sodium Hyaluronate to keep skin in a moist and smooth condition. It further equalizes the balance of the skin oil and moisture level in order to promote glossiness and forming a protective file to maintain skin’s health. Do you know that Shea Butter is very hydrating and has great regenerating ability? Shea butter also has antioxidant and anti inflammation effects. Suitable even for sensitive skin, the steam essense mask is mild and gentle and can be used everyday.

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The Snail 100 Mask Sheet is a reparative mask with 100mg of pure snail secretion filtrate to provide skin with moisture and nutrients, strengthening it against external stress and damages. Snail secretion is a colourless substance packed with skin-beneficial nutrients sich as Hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycan, antimicrobial and copper peptides. it is commonly used in cosmetics to provide hydration, increase suppleness, improve hyper-pigmentations and aids in the recovery of wound.

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Have tried the Steam Essence Mask Sheet few days back and i love how well the mask fits!  The Cotton sheet of the mask is strong and sturdy so i can use it with ease without worrying that it will tear..Due to the good fit, the mask is able to adhere to my skin better to maximize absorption of nutrients. The mask contains a good amount of essence and there’s  no fragrance which i prefer/ There’s no stinging sensation during mask application and it soothed my skin during application. Upon removal of mask, it doesn’t leave my skin red and there’s no need to rinse my face as essence from the mask does not leave sticky aftermath. After using the mask, my skin is less tight and skin is brighter and more dewy looking..

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The final item which i am featuring will make a great Christmas Present. Seatree Steam Hand Butter Cream (housed in a pretty container) is a nutritional hand cream made specially for people with dry and rough skin on their hands. Harnessing the nutrients from Botanical Butters (Mango and Sea Butter) using the ‘Steam Emulsification Technique’, the moisturizing effect can be fully maximized. The hand cream has a rich butter cream texture but with a quick absorbing formula that leave hands moist, soft and without stickiness.

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Active ingredients of Seatree Steam Hand Butter Cream [Pineapple Mango]:

Shea Butter: Known as vegetable fat, Shea Butter has no allergic reaction and is commonly used for sensitive, atopic, and rough skin due to it capability to promote anti-aging, moisture retention and skin elasticity. Due to its exceptional moisturizing ability, it is a rich source of nutrients and supplies intensive moisture into the skin while forming a protective barrier to lock in the moisture

Mango Butter: Extracted from ripe mangoes in tropical region, Mango Butter has the ability to promote skin flexibility and protect it from sunlight. A rich source of Vitamin A and Keratin, both of which protects the skin from harmful external aggressors and is regarded as an exceptional cosmetic ingredient

Pineapple Extract: Contains a protease called ‘Bromelain’ which is an excellent exfoliant to promote skin turnover and renewal. Naturally rich in Vitamin C to brighten up skin complexion

Mango Extract: Rich in Vitamin A and C, Mango Extract can naturally alleviate freckles and facial blemishes, while providing sufficient nutrients to keep skin moist and healthy

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I have to say the Seatree Steam Hand Butter Cream’s packaging is extremely pretty! I’m going to clean and keep this container after i have finished the hand cream. Upon opening the lid, i’m greeted by the fruity scent of Mango and Pineapple (i like!). Personally, the skin on my hands is extremely dry as i will tend to over-wash my hands. Hence, i have to deal with painful cracked skin on my hands if i do not use hand cream~ The Seatree Steam Hand Butter Cream has a thick creamy texture so a small amount will suffice. Despite its rich texture, the hand butter cream gets absorbed instantly without leaving any greasy / sticky film. It leaves my dry skin hydrated and smooth to the touch. Love it and this is for you if you have dry skin like mine and you prefer a non-greasy hand cream! 🙂

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Retail Price:

Seatree Steam Hand Butter Cream – $12.90 / 35g
Steam Essence Mask Sheet & Snail 100 Mask Sheet – $2 per sheet
Seatree Collagen Jelly Cleansing Foam – $10.90 / 150ml

Seatree’s face and body care are available in selected Watsons stores, BHG aLT Beauty Deparment and SaSa Stores.

Seatree’s products can also be purchased online via The Cosme Box (Psst: from now to 08 Dec, enjoy 25% off your Seatree’s purchase with discount code- ST25)

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Seatree’s presskit and  The Cosme Box’s website

Time for VeDO & OhhhBunny~ :)

It has been close to 7 months since we moved over to our new house and we are enjoying the new-found freedom! hahahaha~ We kept plants and pets while my husband is able to hog the TV the entire day! LOL! Ahhh, the perks of a new house.. 🙂

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The other day, i was approached to review products from VeDO & OhhhBunny. Consulted my husband and he said why not since we have privacy now~ hehe!

A little company profile for VeDO and OhhhBunny:

At VēDO, the brand develop, manufacture and market intimate lifestyle products. The brand’s designers and engineers are dedicated to develop toys that are not only beautiful but also help to achieve ultimate sexual experience. The complex engineering behind the designs is to always deliver a high performance product, and yet to remain environmentally friendly and body safe. All VēDO’s products are manufactured from premium quality silicone material with a seamless finish. VēDO brand combines quality and affordable prices. It is also known for its simplicity and durability enriching the idea of “easy to maintain” and “easy to operate”. We believe quality products do come with quality service. VēDO is meant to deliver the experience of “Quality” into your midnight pleasure.

Currently VēDO offers eighteen female and eight male products. Each comes in three attractive colors and beautiful packaging.

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Photo from VēDO’s FB page

OhhhBunny is a manufacturer of intimate lifestyle products for those with a thirst for exuberant bedtime adventures. OhhhBunny’s dedicated team of bunny-centric designers work tirelessly to ensure that all their products are crafted to the highest standards known to man- or rabbit-kind. Taking inspiration from nature’s most wild ambassador, all rabbits created look every bit as good as they feel.

All OhhhBunny products are made from premium materials and rigorously tested to ensure maximum comfort and durability. Environmentally friendly and sustainable, OhhhBunny uses only the highest quality silicone that is pliable, seamless and warms to your touch quickly. Tested and certified under the supervision of international laboratories the bunnies are as safe and durable as they are nice and naughty!

With a range to suit any taste and every desire, OhhhBunny’s rabbit inspired products can be as gentle or adventurous as you choose. Whether you and your bunny are going solo or spicing things up with a partner, OhhhBunny guarantee an experience so pleasurable it will inspire you to go at it… like rabbits.

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Photo from OhhhBunny’s FB page

After camping on both websites as i cannot make up my mind which to try, i have shortlisted 2 items from respective websites. From VēDO, i have selected a ‘Peach Vibrating Egg’ and ‘Frisky’ from OhhhBunny. Once i have placed my order, items were sent promptly from Hong Kong via registered post in a discreet package (Transit time is about 9 days).

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‘Frisky’ from OhhhBunny is a vibrating ring designed for dual use so that your partner never feels jealous of your bunny love. Designed to help the gentleman to stay harder longer, while the vibrating ears massage the lady’s clitoris with every sensual move.

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Features:

Powerful motors
5 vibration modes
One button easy control™
Extremely quiet
Velvety smooth silicone
Splash proof – suitable for shower
Rechargeable (USB cable included)
Running time 2 hour

Height: 8cm, Inner diameter: 3cm

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Each ‘Frisky’ comes with a ‘Bunny Ring’USB charging cable, Bunny travel bag and Manual. I like the fact that the Bunny Ring is chargeable and it doesn’t runs on batteries which can be troublesome (as i have to remove it when not using it to prevent any oil seepage). Frisky Bunny can operate for 2 hours when it’s fully charged.

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The charging status will display through the bunny’s beautiful LED signal. Red led lights indicates that Frisky Bunny is being charged. Green led lights indicates Frisky Bunny is fully charged and ready for use. To charge, just slide the cable’s DC jack into the charging hole of Frisky Bunny (which is located near to the on/off button. It will take up to 3 hours to fully charge your bunny.

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The Frisky Bunny has five hopping, ear twitching, body shaking, toe curling vibration modes, enabling you to unlock all your sexual desires. Frisky Bunny fits right in my hands and i cannot stop fondling its silky and smooth texture. Made from high quality medical grade silicone, it doesn’t compromise on health and safety! Frisky Bunny is also splash proof which means you can wash your clean your bunny before and after each use with a soft cloth, antibacterial soap and warm water. You can also use it in the shower but take care not to fully submerge the entire bunny into water

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Frisky Bunny come with a one touch button control at the side. With a single touch, control all your favorite toe curling modes. To use it, press the Power Button to turn it on and press the Power Button again to change vibration mode. To turn it off, just hold the Power Button for 1 second. Personally, we will recommend to slip the ring on before arousal if not it is impossible to put it on. Personally, i love the pulsation mode while the husband prefers the normal vibration mode. The one button control makes it very easy for us to alternate between the 2 preferred modes. The motor is also powerful but the vibration sound can be on the louder side if you switch it on a higher speed. Overall, it has been a pleasure using the Frisky Bunny as it hits all the right places. 🙂

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Next up, i have chosen a ‘Peach Vibrating Egg’  from VēDO which is a Kegel Ball! Kegel balls,  are small weighted devices that can help strengthen a woman’s vaginal and pelvic floor muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles help prevent urinary and fecal incontinence especially after pregnancy and Childbirth. Kegels helps to tone pelvic floor muscles and kegel exercise involves repeative action of holding your urine and letting go.. You also make use of devices to increase resistance to increase challenges which in turns better tone your muscles. Strong Pelvic Floor muscles not only prevent urinary incontinence but it also helps to improve your bedroom life. 🙂

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VēDO ‘Peach Vibrating Egg’ delivers discreet and deeply gratifying sensations. This remote-controlled egg allows you to change any of the 10 vibration modes with a touch of a button. Designed to provide you with pleasurable vibrations while building and toning pelvic muscles. The team behind VēDO has designed the Peach Vibrating Egg in such a way that it is well-designed, pliable and durable. Because users have to insert it into their most delicate area, the Peach Vibrating Egg is made of high quality silicone with a seamless finish so it doesn’t compromises on health/safety. Moreover, it is certified by the International testing laboratory
which means quality isn’t comprised! Device is light weight and waterproof with sound reduction system. It also comes with multiple vibration mode which suits different needs and preferences.

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Features:

Powerful motor
Remote control
10 vibration modes
One button easy control™
Extremely quiet
Velvety smooth silicone
Splash proof – suitable for shower
Rechargeable (USB cable included)
Running time 1hour

Height: 15cm, Max diameter: 3.5cm

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To use it, you must use activate the remote control by pressing the ON/OFF Button on toy. The toy will start vibrating for a few seconds then shut off. Now with the remote control activated, you can now switch between vibration mode. To turn off toy vibration, press and hold remote control button for 5 seconds. To turn off both remote control and toy, press and hold ON/OFF button on toy for 5 seconds.

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The VēDO Peach Vibrating Egg has a velvetly smooth silicon texture which will make insection easy. It has the right amount of weight which will create that sufficient amount of resistance when you do your kegel exercise. Like what it promises, it has discrete quiet vibration.. As i have just recovered from mild yeast infection (main culprit is the overuse of Pantyliner!), i will start on Kegel exercise with the VēDO Peach Vibrating Egg then. Looking forward to it as a friend told me that it works wonders for her as compared to kegel exercise without any devices. 🙂 Personally, i felt that my pelvic muscles are less toned as before after pregnancy so i’m hoping that Kegel Exercise will help improve it.

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Retail Price: 

Frisky Bunny – USD 39.99, VēDO Peach Vibrating Egg – USD 54.99

VēDO and OhhhBunny’s products can be purchased online via http://www.vedotoys.com/ and http://www.ohhhbunny.com/

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from VēDO and OhhhBunny’s presskit and website

The Age-Defying Beauty Drink – AFC Tsubaki Ageless!

Hello everyone!! How are you? Just celebrated my birthday a few days ago and i’m 32! Getting old and signs of aging are already appearing!  Sad to say, i cannot stop the signs of aging and the best i can do is to age gracefully. As i age, i felt that my skin has turned dull and it is not as firm as before. Moreover, skin regeneration has also slowed down as well so skin healing isn’t as optimal as before.

Few weeks ago, Lifestream has sent me one of their product for review to help with my skin’s health! The Age-Defying Beauty Drink, Tsubaki Ageless will aid in achieving brighter fairer skin. It also reduces pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, saggy & dry skin, appearances of open pores, scars & spots. Not only that, it helps to strength joint and bone health. Sound like what i need! 🙂

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The AFC Tsubaki Ageless Collagen beauty drink helps to defy all signs of ageing and seal in perfect youthful skin. The secret lies in the powerful and unique concoction of an unparalleled 10,000mg MCP- EX Marine Collagen, clinically proven to improve skin conditions with its ultra-small molecular structure that is better absorbed by skin as compared to other collagen peptides. Its precious Royal Jelly, works synergistically to revitalize skin and improve healing. Together with other skin-loving nutrients, it deeply nourishes and repairs all skin imperfections. The unparalleled synergistic combination of 5 active ingredients will allow users to experience the visible interception of this potent drink for significant skin improvement in just days!

1. MCP-EX Marine Collagen Peptides, 10000mg

The main selling point of AFC Tsubaki Ageless is that it contains 10,000mg MCP- EX Marine Collagen which is clinically proven for skin improvement as it promote skin firmness, refine pores  and wrinkles. MCP-EX Marine Collagen Peptides is a type of low molecular weight fish-derived micro-collagen peptides that is clinically proven for skin improvement. Extracted through a unique enzymatic hydrolysis process through advanced production technologies, it is 60 times smaller and 1.5 times better absorption than other collagen peptides, allowing it to be readily digested and easily absorbed by the body, offering the best anti-ageing properties to rejuvenate skin

Quality and quantity of collagen are the main considerations when choosing the right collagen supplement. Do you know that collagen will firstly be utilized by essential body structures before it reaches the skin? Hence, 10,000mg of MCP-EX Marine Collagen Peptides not only replenish daily collagen loss, to meet daily collagen demands by the body but also ensures optimal level reaches our skin, leaving your skin supple, firm and smooth.

Tsubaki Ageless is composed of Type I Collagen – the best form of collagen being utilized by the body to restore healthy and youthful skin. Studies found that Type I Collagen extracted from fish consists of small peptide molecules that is absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream, allowing it to be effectively transported throughout the body, it to promote cell regeneration in the joint tissues, bones and skin dermis.

• Firms up skin cells to refine fine lines, wrinkles and open pores
• Enhances water absorbing capacity in the skin for supple and well-hydrated skin
• Protects skin against UV rays damage to prevent formation of pigmentation and fine lines

2. Royal Jelly, 500mg

Each bottle of AFC Tsubaki Ageless also contains 500mg of Royal Jelly. Royal jelly is a yellow substance secreted from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker bees. Naturally rich in Protein, Vitamin Bs, Minerals, Flavonoids (a powerful antioxidant) and Bioactive ingredients such as 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-H2DA), 3,10-dihydrodecanoic for skin health support and general well-being. Royal jelly helps to enhance skin regeneration, promote wound healing, brighten complexion and maintain youthful skin by stimulating collagen production and repairing damaged skin cell by chemicals, radiation and ultraviolet rays. It has also been reported to have anti-bacterial and anti-tumor properties, enhance energy and improve menopausal symptoms.

Do you know what the Queen bee is able to live up to 6 years which is 40 times longer than workers bees and is 2-3 times larger in size yet ironically has the same genetic make-up as the worker bee. The only difference is that the Queen bee is fed with royal jelly exclusively for her entire life, whereas the worker bees are fed royal jelly only in their first few days of life and then their diet consists of honey and pollen. Hence it is apparent that the highly nutritious royal jelly accounts for the longevity and fertility of queen bee.

3. Tsubaki Bio-Cell Activator 

Derived from botanical extracts of Tsubaki Camellia Seed Extract, Lotus Germ Extract and Star Fruit Leaf Extract,  AFC Tsubaki Ageless has the Tsubaki Bio-Cell Activator  which help in cellular renewal; accelerate production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the body.

• Comprises of botanical extracts from Tsubaki camellia seed, Lotus germ and Star fruit leaf
• Promotes collagen production and reduces collagen breakdown
• Enhances cell renewal and protection

4. Hyaluronic Acid

Because dehydrated skin give rise to many skin problems, AFC Tsubaki Ageless’s formulation includes Hyaluronic Acid that possesses up to 6,000 times water locking capability. It infuses and retains moisture, plumps up skin cells from within for smooth, supple skin. Hyaluronic Acid supports intense hydration with a unique water-locking capacity to replenish water from within. This helps to promotes skin metabolism for cellular renewal and improves collagen synthesis

5. Vitamin Bs and C

Lastly, each bottle of AFC Tsubaki Ageless has Vitamin B1, B2 and B6 to enhance blood circulation for effective supply of skin nourishment and protects collagen structure. Vitamin C helps to promote skin metabolism for cellular renewal. It also supports UV-protection mechanism and reduces pigmentation.

As levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid start declining as early as in our 20s. Tsubaki Ageless is a comprehensive oral beauty supplement to defend the skin against signs of aging for perfect youthfulness. For the first month, it is recommended to take 1 bottle daily for best results. Subsrequently, reduce dosage to 1 bottle every alternate day

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Many collagen drink in the market is very sweet but Tsubaki Ageless isn’t.. I love to drink it chill and the peach flavor makes consumption really pleasant! There’s no fishy after taste too which is a big plus point for me. It is recommended to drink 1 bottle before bedtime as skin renewal takes place at night. Hence, the Tsubaki Ageless consumed will seamlessly with your body to enhance skin repair, renewal and turnover. I was also told to consume 1 bottle daily in the first month for quick replenishment of skin nutrients, followed by 1 bottle on alternate days subsequently. The all-natural Tsubaki Ageless has no known side effects, is free from colouring, and is suitable for long-term consumption.

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Beside drinking it direct, i love to add the Tsubaki Ageless drink to my greek yoghurt + jelly topping and it is really yummy! 🙂 Till date, i have finished 5 bottles and i observed that my skin is less tight and brighter!

*Do note that Results may vary with individuals. Some may observe increased hydration and radiance within 7 days. During the first skin renewal cycle, others may notice visible skin improvements such as reduced appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and pigmentation with increased skin firmness and elasticity. It is advisable to continue taking Tsubaki Ageless for at least 3 months for best skin results

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AFC Tsubaki Ageless is available for purchase online at S$47.57 for 10 bottles (promotional price) while stock last! 

* Disclaimer: Products Description, information and printscreens are extracted from Lifestream Group’s website