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

Soothe and De-stress your body, mind and soul with Spa Ceylon’s De-Stress Range

“I’m very stressed” seems to be quite the common catchphrase amongst many these days as they try to cope and juggle between their many responsibilities and engagements. For Singapore, it was reported (in a survey by Health Promotion Board) that 24% of working Singaporeans experienced high level of stress in 2013, a 6% increase from a year ago. The increasing trend is a cause for concern as stress can lead to a plethora of health problems such as heart disease, sleep disorder, depression, bad skin conditions, and more. Amidst our fast-paced and stressful environment, how i wish that there’s 36 hours a day!

After a long day at work, nothing beats unwinding on my couch with a cold refreshing drink and a nice warm shower! Recently, Spa Ceylon (my favorite natural and environmentally friendly products brand!) has launched the all new De-Stress range of health and wellness products which are designed to help ease stress and still the mind, thus promoting natural harmony and chakra balance. This new premier range of products are infused with precious Frankincense, soothing Sandalwood, refreshing Tangerine and Kaffir Lime to promote clarity, and fresh organic Aloe Vera to cool and soothe the body system. The range is also enriched with powerful Ayurveda herbs, and features the traditional Dashamula formula fortified with potent extracts of 10 medicinal goods.

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A little background introduction on Spa Ceylon – the world’s leading luxury Ayurveda brand with nearly 50 years of expertise in the field of natural health and beauty products. Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals & luxury product formulae designed to soothe, calm & relax the body, mind & soul. Today Spa Ceylon produces over 150 all-natural Ayurveda inspired personal care & wellness formulae, Their complete range comprises prestige skin, body, bath, scalp & hair care preparations, oils, balms & potions, home aroma blends, candles, diffusers, incense, herbal infusions & teas, handmade stoneware and spa accessories.

All Spa Ceylon products are free of paraben, paraffin and alcohol. Its precise production and quality assurance procedures incorporate traditional herbal prescriptive with modern dermatological science, to protect and deliver the herbal benefits of the all-natural ingredients in their high-performance formula. Spa Ceylon promotes environmentally friendly products; they are not tested on animals, and are 100 percent vegetarian. The brand is also an advocate of sustainable harvesting and supports community fair trade.

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In view of the launch, Spa Ceylon has arranged for me to try out the De-Stress range of health and wellness products during a massage therapy session at Healing Touch Spa~ Healing Touch is Singapore’s best value, award-winning spa that provides “back to nature” wellness and beauty treatments through the healing power of plants with caring, therapeutic touch. Healing Touch Spa is Singapore’s most recommended spa on Facebook with 45,000+ likes and 2000+ reviews, one of the largest team of certified, skillful Therapists with many years of experience in 7 island-wide outlets.

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During the 1.5 hour of Deep Tissue Massage, i get to enjoy a relaxing step-by-step massage therapy that uses the different Spa Ceylon De-Stress products, as the brand combines the powerful Ayurveda formula and fine natural ingredients that are best suited for different individuals living in today’s contemporary world. At the end of the treatment, I walked away feeling light as a feather as my stress were kneaded away! I have to say that the Therapist is really thoughtful, caring and skillful.  As the area around my shoulder and neck was tight, she paid special attention to that area. At the end of the massage, i felt so much better. 🙂

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The Spa Ceylon De-Stress range is Spa Ceylon’s most premium among its brand offering so far. This high-performance range of powerful Ayurveda formula was a result of years of R&D to create the perfect mix of sensory and functional benefits to offer Spa Ceylon’s discerning customers the perfect de-stress solution. This premier range of products are infused with precious Frankincense, soothing Sandalwood, refreshing Tangerine and Kaffir Lime to promote clarity, and fresh organic Aloe Vera to cool and soothe the body system. The range is also enriched with powerful Ayurveda herbs, and features the traditional Dashamula formula fortified with potent extracts of 10 medicinal goods. The leading ingredient in the De-Stress range is Frankincense, which has been used over the centuries as a divine, purifying and deeply therapeutic natural essence. Frankincense is proven to be deeply calming, pacifying and revitalizing. It has been prescribed in Ayurveda for centuries as an anxiety calming tonic.

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“Spa Ceylon De-stress is designed as a total De-Stress solution, offering a perfect stress fix for today’s modern fast-paced lifestyles. When developing the products, we always consider how each product would fit into our consumers’ lifestyle(s). We have created a comprehensive range of products for the perfect stress fix everyday and everywhere.” said Shalin Balasuriya, Co- Creator and Director of Spa Ceylon.

Like all Spa Ceylon ranges, all the products in the Spa Ceylon’s De-Stress range are free of silicones, paraben, paraffin and alcohol, and are suitable for all skin types. They are environmentally friendly, not tested on animals, and are 100 percent vegetarian.

Spa Ceylon De-stress range consists of the following products:

The De-Stress Relaxing Body Cleanser has a mild cleansing formula enriched with Aloe Vera & Virgin Coconut Oil. It is a perfect way to wash away the days stress, in the shower. This harmonizing & purifying cleanser is blended with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. It contains deeply calming frankincense that helps still the mind & ease stress. Uplifting Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promotes clarity & refresh the senses, while soothing Sandalwood helps harmonize & balance the chakras. Organic fresh Aloe Vera cools entire body system, while Virgin Coconut, Honey & Olive gently cleanse & nourish skin, improving overall health & wellbeing.

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De-Stress – Relaxing Body Cleanser (250ml) – SGD34.90

For the perfect after work unwinding experience at home, the De-Stress Calming Body Elixir helps you and your loved ones to relax and sooth your body and mind. A harmonizing & hydrating elixir blended with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. Deeply calming Frankincense helps still the mind & ease stress. Uplifting Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promote clarity & refresh the senses, while soothing Sandalwood helps harmonize & balance the chakras. Virgin Coconut, Wheatgerm & Sweet Almond help nourish, hydrate & even out skin tone. Rice Bran, Soya, Olive & Honey soften& protect skin against dryness, improving visible youthfulness.

Frankincense derives its name from the archaic French word “Franc” (meaning pure/sacred) and the Latin word “incense” (meaning smoke). Frankincense essential oil is derived from the resin exuded by the bark of Boswellia frereana/carterii, a small tree that is native to North Africa and Middle East. The oil is then extracted from the resin by the process of steam distillation.

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De-Stress – Calming Body Elixir (250ml) – SGD39.90

The De-Stress Calming Body Massage Serum is a great “me-time” indulgence. It helps calm away stress & creates your very own calm cocoon. A harmonizing & soothing serum blended with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. Deeply calming Frankincense helps still the mind & ease stress. Uplifting Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promote clarity & refresh the senses, while soothing Sandalwood helps harmonize & balance the chakras. Naturally anti-oxidant Virgin Coconut, Soya & Aloe Vera help soften rough areas, while Sweet Almond & Rice Bran improve overall health & wellbeing. Wheatgerm & natural vitamins help nourish & even-out skin tone, improving visible youthfulness.

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De-Stress – Calming Body Massage Serum (100ml) – SGD39.90

The De-Stress Harmonizing Essence Mist works efficiently to withdraw work stress. A calming & refreshing natural mist blended with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. Deeply calming Frankincense helps still the mind &ease stress. Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promote clarity & refresh the senses, while Grapefruit & Bergamot help uplift & revive. Soothing Sandalwood helps to harmonize & balance the chakras. Fresh Organic Aloe Vera helps tone & hydrate skin while natural Witch Hazel helps cool & comfort, improving overall skin health

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De-Stress – Harmonizing Essence Mist (100ml) – SGD39.90

The De-Stress Harmonizing Balm helps to clarify and refresh the senses, while Grapefruit & Bergamot help uplift & revive. A calming & relaxing natural balm with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. Deeply calming Frankincense helps still the mind & ease stress. Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promote clarity & refresh the senses, while Grapefruit & Bergamot help uplift & revive. Soothing Sandalwood helps harmonize & balance the chakras.

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De-Stress – Harmonizing Balm (25g) – SGD19.90

The De-Stress Harmonizing Balm Roll-on helps to clarify and refresh the senses, while Grapefruit & Bergamot help uplift & revive. A calming & relaxing natural balm with powerful Ayurveda herbs & potent essential oils. Deeply calming Frankincense helps still the mind & ease stress. Tangerine & Kaffir Lime promote clarity &refresh the senses, while Grapefruit & Bergamot help uplift & revive. Soothing Sandalwood helps harmonize & balance the chakras.

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De-Stress – Harmonizing Balm Roll-on (10ml) – SGD19.90

If the working week has left you all stressed out, the De-Stress Dashamula Body Treatment Oil is your perfect stress reprieve. The powerful treatment oil helps melt away body stress leaving you relaxed and calm. A traditional scalp & body treatment oil made to a centuries-old classical Ayurveda formula. Helps soothe & calm the entire body system, while easing stress & related discomfort

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De-Stress – Dashamula Body Treatment Oil (100ml) – SGD29.90

At the end of the massage, i brought home the De-Stress – Home Spa Set which makes a perfect caring gift for family, friends and your work colleagues.

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De-Stress – Home Spa Set (SGD 76.50)

The set consists of Relaxing Body Cleanser (60ml), Calming Body Elixir (60ml), Calming Body Massage Serum (30ml), Dashamula Body Treatment Oil (60ml), Harmonizing Essence Mist (30ml) Harmonizing Balm (8g) and Cleansing Bar (35g).

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Have tried a few items from the De-Stress – Home Spa Set and here’s the feedback:

My husband loves using bar soap but he often complains that it is too drying for his skin.. Have replaced the bar soap with the De-Stress Cleansing Bar and he loves the scent! Not only that the cleansing bar has good cleansing power – rich and smooth lather, he finds that it is non-drying

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De-Stress Cleansing Bar

The Relaxing Body Cleanser smells soothing and relaxing… The scent will linger in the toilet after i’m out of the shower (Love it!!) room. Relaxing Body Cleanser does a good job keeping my skin smooth, clean and radiant (without being too drying!). The gel texture of the body cleanser makes it easy to spread and also to wash off.. It is also easy to wash it off and clean feels squeaky cleans without any tightness.. After cleansing, it leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth without any tightness…

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Relaxing Body Cleanser

Recently, i have been so stressed up with work that it is affecting my sleep 😦 The Harmonizing Essence Mist is the first thing i have tried after getting the De-stress Home Spa Kit.. Just 2-3 sprays onto my pillow, there’s an instant soothing and calming effect.. The mist doesn’t stain my pillow and i have better quality sleep after using this. Spa Ceylon has another Lavender Mist which has the same effect but personally i feel that the Harmonizing Essence Mist is more suitable for people who cannot accept the stronger scent of lavender. 🙂

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Harmonizing Essence Mist

The therapist had use the Dashamula Body Treatment Oil on me during the deep tissue massage and i was surprised at its non-greasy formula. Normally i will avoid body massage that uses oil (unless there’s a shower facility in place). Not only that it smells heavenly, i told the therapist that i don’t find the need to shower after the massage ended. Wise choice as she said that it is best to leave the treatment oil for better results.

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Dashamula Body Treatment Oil

Thank you Spa Ceylon and The Good Folks for organizing such a pampering and enjoyable session. Spa Ceylon is located at #01-43, Wisma Atria, Orchard Road, Singapore 238877

* Disclaimer: Products Description and information and photos are extracted fromSpa Ceylon’s Presskit.

Indulge in Retail Therapy via Beautiful.me!

Few months ago, i have blogged about Beautiful.me, a Singapore-based Premier eShopping Club that offers an extensive range of over 6,000 beauty, body and baby products at amazing Prices + Free Delivery. Founded and headquartered in Singapore, Beautiful.me is managed by a group of retail and business professionals who aspire to change the way Asian women shop for all things beauty.

I’m someone who does most of my shopping online as i am very lazy to visit brick-and-mortar stores and dislike crowds! With Beautiful.me, it is easy to shop anytime, anywhere with just a click away. This means no more waiting for the next big sale, and no more carrying around heavy shopping bags filled with beauty and personal care essentials. Moreover, orders will be delivered right to the doorstep the following day. With such convenience and cost savings,Beautiful.me will be useful for working women and busy mums.

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Previously, i have ordered things from Beautifulme and I find that the eStore is very easy to navigate as it is segmented into various categories – Beauty, Body, Baby, Brands and Hot Deals. The layout of the website is easy on the eyes and very user-friendly as there are sub categories so you can locate what you need easily. If all things fail, there’s always the search function.

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Beautiful.me aims to provide its members with a smarter way to shop at the best prices possible. What i love most on Beautiful.me is that i have instant access to flash sales which allows more cost savings. Every purchase will also comes with Smart Reward Points, which can be redeemed for free samples, product trials and gifts. There’s also the smart shopping cart technology to help members track the amount of cost savings, offering various delivery and packing options that come with bonus rebates (See Chart below) — allowing members to save even more.

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As i’m moving in to my new place next month, i have already planned to make Beautiful.me my preferred e-shopping destination for some of our beauty and personal care essentials. 🙂 Few months ago, Beautiful.me had a Bazaar whereby there’s amazing shopping deals and fun activities like Hello Kitty Manicure by OPI, games and many more. I was honored to be given the opportunity to attend the Hello Kitty Bento Workshop and hereby sharing some pictures taken during the workshop. 🙂

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Tools and Ingredients Required for the Bento

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Bento completed by the Instructor.

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Bento Making in Progress.

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I know it doesn’t looks appetizing but I have tried my best!! Nonetheless, thank you Beautiful.me for organizing such a fun Bento workshop!

At the end of the Bento Workshop, Beautiful.me presented me with a huge paper bag that’s packed with many products that i saw at the Bazaar (Thank you!).

Here’s some of the products that you can purchase via Beautiful.me. Not only that there’s beauty, supplements  and personal care essentials, you can get baby-related products via Beautiful.me as well. At the Bazaar, i saw a few mummies buying diapers in bulk so you can gauge how affordable the prices are. 🙂

I’m someone who relies on supplements heavily as i felt that my diet has insufficient mineral and nutrients content. To make up it, i’m taking supplements like Multi-vitamin, fish oil and grape seed extract to help restore my body to a place of balance. I’m definitely seeing the benefits as i don’t fall sick so often and i have healthier skin + hair. 🙂

In the bag, there’s Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps (400caps).  It is a must that my fish oil must not have any fishy after taste and it must be pure (Does not contain contaminants like mercury).  Fish oil is a great way to boost omega-3 intake for people who don’t eat enough fish however sometimes large capsules can be hard to swallow. Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil Mini Caps provide the same strength of omega-3s as a standard fish oil 1000 mg but in a half sized capsule. Plus they are odourless without the use of artificial surfactants, so there’s no fishy aftertaste. At Blackmores, the fish oils are rigorously tested for quality and highly purified.

Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps

I have just started on this new bottle of Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps as i have finished my previous bottle of fish oil (from another brand). The Blackmores fish oil’s size is half of what i used to consume in the past which makes it easier to swallow. There’s no fish after taste which is a big plus point!

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2 capsules a day for healthy brain and heart~

I have passed the FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan and Bioglan Superfoods Chia Seeds to my husband.

The FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan is the exciting new program to help one flush away toxins while reducing belly bloat and puffiness to help one feel lighter, rejuvenated and get the body you want – all in just 2 days! Hydrating Coconut Water : Coconut Water, known as nature’s sports drink, is loaded with electrolytes essential for cellular metabolism and is great for hydrating the body. It is taken from the young coconut and is virtually fat-free! Medium Chain Triglycerides : They are found in mature coconuts and have been clinically studied to better understand their benefits. They have been making headlines for their role for thermogenesis, the process that helps jump-start your metabolism and fat-burning.

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My husband has been adding the Bioglan Chia Seeds to his Yoghurt as part of his breakfast. Do you know that Chia seed is a super seed that does is all? A staple superfood, chia seeds can increase energy, digestive health, help manage blood sugar levels and improve overall wellbeing. Chia Seeds have traditionally been used by central and South American populations for as long as 5,000 years as a dietary mainstay. Recently, Chia seeds have become a staple item in Australian kitchens too. This is due to their high nutrient value, tangible benefits and ease of inclusion in cooking, meals and smoothies.

Bioglan Chia Seeds are high in fibre, calcium, complete protein, amino acids, slowly processed carbohydrates and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3. Chia Seeds – added to any meal – can naturally boost your energy and improve your brain, heart and skin health, for better health from the inside out. Bioglan Chia Seeds are the richest plant-based source of omega-3, protein, dietary fibre and antioxidants available. Bioglan Chia Seeds are also high in fibre for good digestion & weight loss, high in protein for longer lasting energy, and so convenient to include in your meals.

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Clean skin is the first important step to flawless skin and the best thing you can do is to remove your makeup and double cleanse your skin daily. It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like clogged pores, acne and sensitivity).. If you are looking for an effective yet affordable makeup remover, look no further! BIFESTA will provide the simple, fuss-free and yet reliable makeup removal solution.

‘Bi‘ actually means Beauty or 美 in Japanese while ‘Festa’ is an abbreviation of Festival. Together, Bifesta means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty where beautiful skin can be achieved quickly and easily with effective makeup removal. Bifesta is the first to introduce water-based makeup remover in Japan which is suitable for every skin type, lifestyle and occasions. Because Bifesta provided simple, fuss-free and yet reliable makeup removal solutions with added skincare qualities to cater to our hectic lifestyles, it has won many awards in Japan and Singapore. In Japan, 3 bottles of Bifesta makeup removers are sold every min in Japan.

Recently, Bifesta has launched their Konnyaku Jelly Makeup Remover which thoroughly removes make-up, even waterproof mascara in the shower. The Bifesta Cleansing Gel Liquid contains Konnyaku ingredient to suck up impurities, excess sebum and blackheads from pores. It also has absorbent hyaluronic acid and natural orange oil to hydrate skin at the same time. I will be posting a separate blog post on the  Konnyaku Jelly Makeup Remover range so stay tune.

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As i have sensitive acne prone skin, my cleanser has to be gentle yet effective~ The Winter Organics Natural and Organic Chamomile Facial Cleanser has dual function as its formulation of pH5 is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and speed up acne healing time with anti-inflammatory properties.

Refresh your skin with Chamomile Facial Cleanser for use day and night. Release the relaxing, soothing scent of a natural flower blend as you massage the cleanser into your moist skin. Soft chamomile, soothing aloe vera, sweet calendula, exotic ylang ylang, warm rosemary, and citrusy orange ingredients blend together for a luxurious natural fragrance. 

Winter Organics Natural and Organic Chamomile Facial Cleanser 100ml

The facial cleanser has a gel texture which spreads onto skin easily. Like most gentle cleanser, it doesn’t lather up much as too much foam will dries the skin.. I have to say that the citrus-y scent smells really heavenly and up-lifting! After cleansing, skin does not feels tight but yet it cleanse well. My sensitive skin approves it! 🙂

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Formula 10.0.6 excels at perfecting troublesome young skin with ingredients that work. Created by a chemist in 1933, the current range now includes skin care products specifically designed to promote clear, healthy skin. Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit has everything you need to achieve seriously bright skin. Packed with nutrious actives, these quick and easy-to-use products are the perfect combo for fast flawless skin. Infused with passionfruit, green tea,strawberry and yarrow.

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit consists of:

Formula 10.0.6 Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser (125ml)

For clear skin, get the obvious solution. Best Face Forward. This fresh, foaming gel cleanser washes away oil and impurities. It helps your skin look clean, clear and healthy every day. The Passionfruit reduces oiliness while the Green Tea exfoliates and soothes skin.

Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask (100ml)

Seeking Clarity? Search no more. Pores Be Pure is the skin-clarifying mud mask that helps to eliminate impurities and clear blocked pores. With the help of Strawberry, Yarrow and Rosemary, Pores Be Pure provides your skin with instant complexion perfection. Packed with anti-oxidants berries,great for memory and pores!

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit

After so long, my hair has grown to a length that i like but long hair aren’t easy to manage as it tends to get dry and damaged with lot of tangles + spilt ends.. As your hair gets longer, you will subject the same surface area with more and more chemical treatments overtime… In addition, your hair condition will worsen which leads to breakage which leads to hair loss!

In order to counter the above and to maintain healthy, Shiny, Smooth and Manageable hair, HASK products will be your hair savior!

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo (355ml)

With ProDefense Complex, A protein-based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo. Known to provide a strong foundation for hair, silicone rich bamboo helps reinforce hair strands, improve flexibility and prevent split ends. With ProDefense Complex, biotin and collagen, this shampoo fortifies as it cleanses, providing stronger and healthier looking hair.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner (355ml)

With ProDefense Complex, A protein-based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner. Known to provide a strong foundation for hair, silicone rich bamboo helps reinforce hair strands, improve flexibility and prevent split ends. With ProDefense Complex, biotin and collagen, this conditioner detangles and softens, leaving hair stronger and healthier looking.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Deep Conditioner Pack (50g)

Hask Bamboo Deep Conditioning Packette with ProDefense Complex, A protein based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. This deep conditioner is a super strengthening, moisturizing treatment that will reinforce fragile hair. Silicone rich bamboo is known to provide a strong foundation for hair and fortifies to help improve flexibility, leaving hair resilient and less prone to split ends and breakage.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shine Hair Oil Vial (18ml)

Gone are the days of broken, limp and lifeless hair! Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shine Hair Oil. This lightweight, alcohol-free oil instantly absorbs to provide a strong foundation for hair with no greasy residue. Bamboo oil, with biotin and collagen, helps reinforce and prevent split ends, leaving stronger, healthier looking hair.

Will be reviewing this set of products in a different post so stay tune. 🙂

Cover Your Gray Waterproof Brush-In Dark Brown (15g)

Brush-In Waterproof Hair Color Touch Up (available in 4 shades) is perfect for hiding stray grays in the part and around the temples. The brush In applicator makes it easy to cover grays exactly where you need to, when you need to. When you are too busy for a full hair color service, cover your gray offers a full array of solutions to temporarily cover stray grays and re-growth. It is also perfect for use on eyebrows. The waterproof formulas are long-lasting and handbag friendly.

Next product comes in handy as my husband will kill me if i get another tattoo.. hahahaha! Using the “tattoo stamper” – U’rs Tattoo Stamper Waterproof (Available in 5 different designs), press on the skin as a simple stamp! It also looks good usability in a simple design. Since waterproof, it makes it long-lasting and can be ‘worn’ even while you swim.

The tattoo stamper is very easy to use and the it has right consistency which makes application easy. The right amount of ink is being dispensed each time you ‘stamp’ it.

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The ink is also very long-lasting! I tried to subject it to running water and lots of friction but it still stays put!

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Pampering Your Love Ones With Que Origin~

Blessed & Prosperous Lunar New Year everyone!! Hope everyone had a great time feasting and catching up with your love ones~ Was looking through the calendar and i realized that this Sunday is Valentine’s Day (aka friendship day!)! if you are clueless on what you can get for your friends and SO, why not consider customizing something useful for them? 🙂

Few weeks ago, Que Origin has sent me a customized gift which consists of three Shower Bath! Que Origin is a completely new brand started from scratch aiming to provide nourishing body care.

Que Origin embraces in the healing power of nature, and sourcing for wholesome ingredients. Que Origin pursue in cherishing inner self and body by transforming daily shower into a serene aromatherapy sanctuary, without compromising quality over value. The first product launched by Que Origin is the Shower Bath which can be used as both body wash and bubble bath. It is formulated with natural oil, infused with botanical extracts and scented with only natural essential oils.

Que Origin has excluded numerous harmful chemicals (like Parabens, Sodium Laurel Sulphate , Synthetic fragrance, Sodium Hydroglycinate, Phenoxethenol and sulphates) from the formulation and only include carefully selected essential oils from Australia. The oils are then transport them to Korea facilities with GMP for manufacturing. Thus making sure that each and every bottle was made with purest ingredients in an advance facility. Each shower gel holds a reservoir filled with carefully picked naturally derived ingredients – Aloe Vera, Argan oil and potent botanical extracts to gently soothe and calm skin. With this series of luxurious shower bath, Que Origin is offering a brand new experience in cleansing, leaving skin invigorated, deeply hydrated and smoothly cleansed.

This Valentine Day, you can customize your own personalized bottle of shower bath for your love ones~ You can choose from a selection of templates or you can upload your own images! Here’s my personalized bottle of shower bath and i’m keeping it till i get my new house~ It is so pretty till i cannot bear to use it.

My personalized bottle of Lavender Shower Bath has a calming and soothing effect which improves sleep quality. It also contains anti-inflammatory benefit while also helping to relieve anxiety and promote relaxation. The series of Shower bath is formulated with natural oil, Argan Oil! Argan oil is often called ‘Liquid Gold’ that is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids as emollient rather than petroleum derived Petrolatum or Mineral Oil.

All the shower baths are scented with natural essential oil and infused with all natural botantical extracts chosen these for their excellent individual qualities. Formulation also includes Grapefruit which stimulates the production of skin collagen. Grapefruit has excellent astringent and exfoliating properties which helps even out & brighten complexion.

For the Rose lovers, the Rose Geranium Shower Bath (Scented with natural essential oils) will help to lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness. Unwind after a long day of work with Rose Geranium as it helps to relieve anxiety, calm, uplift our spirit while promoting feeling of sensuality & receptivity.  Like the other range of Shower Bath, the Rose Geranium Shower Bath not only calm the senses but it also calms skin while improving firmness with Raspberry. Aloe Vera extract will further sooth the skin while keeping it well hydrated with improved elasticity~

I brought the Lemongrass & Sweet Orange Shower Bath along with me during my US Trip . This Shower Gel has revitalize, rejuvenating and stimulating properties which will help to uplift mental clarity. It also helps to balance skin while protecting it with its astringent properties. Like the rest of the Shower Gel, it contains Panthenol (Vitamin B5). This effective emollient improves elasticity, hydrates and moisturises skin. Vitamin E as part of the formula acts as an
natural skin conditioning agent and provides anti-aging properties.

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Do you know that Que Origin looks into the fine details too? From the texture when you use to how your skin reacts when in contact. Even with numerous amount of good ingredients, we should not forget the importance of pH level. The skin’s barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is the first defence mechanism against germs, pollutions, toxins and bacteria as well as keeping moisture. To work its best, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, at a 5.5pH. When it’s too alkaline, skin becomes dry and may even get eczema. Skin may also be more susceptible to disease, viruses and fungal infections. Que Origin knows the importance of this aspect and fine-tuned the formula to the pH level (pH 5.5 ) where the skin can receive all the goodness from the ingredients.

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I have packed this shower bath into my luggage to bring along to US as the weather would be cold and dry. Need something that is gentle but effective for daily cleansing. Que Origin’s Lemongrass & Sweet Orange Shower Bath has a ginger-ish Lemongrass scent (I know there’s no such word! Haha) which is rather invigorating and uplifting! I love how the bathroom smells after my shower.. Because this can be used for bath / shower, the gel texture is on the thicker side. Hence, i would recommend to lather it with small amount of water before applying it onto your body (if not, it gets difficult to spread and foam it up~).  A small amount is enough to cleanse the body well and also easy to wash it off without any residue left behind… After cleansing, my skin clean feels clean and refreshed without any tightness.. Another thing that i observed is that the shower bath is really gentle on skin and it does not strip excessive moisturize off my skin.. Normally if i goes to a cold and dry counter, the skin on my legs will turn really dry and itchy after shower. This time, i did not experience skin itchiness after shower and i’m pretty impressed~

Sounds good? Quote “Jermaineee” to get $3 off for orders under $10* and $5 off for orders over $10*! (*shipping excluded). In addition, Que Origin offers free delivery within Singapore if you spend $25 and above. Delivery costs only $5 if your order is below $25.

Que Origin Shower Gel retails at $7.90 for 250 ml and $14.80 for 730 ml. Customization of bottle starts at $10.90 for a bottle. You can place / customize your orders via Que Origin’s website.

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