Vanity Trove x Nylon Exclusive Trove | July VT x Nylon and Aug/Sept VT x Nylon

Hello my readers! Vanity Trove has recently collaborated with Nylon Singapore once again to launch a series of Vanity Trove x Nylon Exclusive Trove filled with many beauty favorites. This collaboration has brought about a series of monthly boxes which consists of a wide range of products including makeup, haircare and skincare products from highly raved brands. The Vanity Trove x Nylon Exclusive Trove concept has been introduced and launched in 2013 with much success so now it has been reintroduced.

A short introduction on the 2 platforms:

VanityTrove is a beauty platform where over 60,000 women in South East Asia interact with fellow beauty enthusiasts to read and share about the latest beauty products that we’re all raving about.

Nylon Singapore is the reigning authority on fashion, beauty and music for the modern and intelligent young woman.

I will be unboxing the July VT x Nylon and Aug/Sept VT x Nylon in this post~ Each carefully curated trove is retailing at S$38 and you can scroll to the end for a discount code. 🙂

Will kick-start with the July VT x Nylon and items in the Trove are:

Biore Marshmallow Whip Face Wash (Full Size, 150ml)
Fresh Rose Face Mask (Travel Size, 20ml)
BRTC Animal Mask (assorted) (Full Size, 20g)
John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Shampoo (Deluxe size, 50ml)
John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Conditioner (Deluxe size, 50ml)
Either one: K-Palette 1 Day Lash Perm Range Long Curl Mascara OR 1 Day Lash Perm Range Volume Curl Mascara OR 1 Day Tattoo 2 Way Eyebrow Liner OR 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Mascara (Full Size)
Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray (Deluxe size, 53ml)
Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Gift Set (Sample Size, 10ml each)
VDL Perfecting Last Foundation (Travel Size, 8ml)
VDL Lumilayer Primer (Travel Size, 8ml)

The value of the full size items in July’s Trove adds up to about $38 plus you are also getting some deluxe size samples. It is really worth it IMO and now we shall take a look at what’s inside!

First item that i wish to feature is the Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash which i have been wanting to try after hearing Chantana’s feedback on them. Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash is made for people with normal to combination skin and it will foam instantly with just 1 pump! With an improved formula, it has Skin Purifying Technology that rebalances & improves the skin. It also contains hydrating ingredients that softens skin. With 800% more micro-bubbles and 8x denser foam, Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash can penetrate into pores to remove all dirt, oil and impurities effectively.

Tried this foamy facial wash for a few times and i find that it has a nice dense and fluffy foam which turns into a thick creamy after lathering. Really love the texture as i prefer using a facial cleanser which has a thick lather~ 2 full pump is sufficient to cleanse my face effectively and the facial foam has a light flowery scent . I also feel that this foam is suitable for those with sensitive skin as it is gentle on skin (doesn’t sting), hydrating and doesn’t dries up the skin after cleansing (No skin tightness).   If you are looking for an affordable facial foam ($13.90 for 150ml) for sensitive combined skin, you can give it a try.

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Next, for ladies with flyaway hair issue (like me), the Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray will work in controlling it plus deep nourishment, strengthening and conditioning as you style. Infused with Argan Oil, Keratin and Grape Seed Oil, get extra volume, shine and hold with this dual purpose hairspray; nourishing and styling in one!  The non-water based, fast drying formula creates volume and hold without stickiness or flaking and its flexible finish creates workable styles for easy re-styling without crunch or heavy build-up. It creates a luminous finish and shields against humidity for longer lasting styles. Sun Protectors keep the sun and other elements from damaging your full-bodied mane. When you buy Argan Oil products for your hair you’re getting one of the best natural resources for healthy looking hair. What more could you want from a hairspray!

Travel Size, 53ml

Will recommend that you use this spray before you blow dry your hair. With just a few sprays, it will tame your hair and reduce the amount of flyaway hair. Moreover, it adds shine and volume without any weighed down feeling. Although it don’t smell pleasant to me, i can live with that and i’m surprised that it holds up remarkably well despite the heat & humidity!  This is certainty one handy hairspray filled with so much goodness.

Heard so much about Fresh’s products and i’m glad that a travel size Fresh Rose Face Mask is inside the July’s box. Rose Face Mask hydrates and tones the complexion to restore radiance and suppleness to all skin types. The unique, cooling gel formula is infused with real rose petals that literally melt into the skin.

Main Ingredients include:

  • Pure rosewater (soothing and toning properties)
  • Cucumber extract and aloe vera gel (soothe and calms the skin)
  • Porphyridium cruentum (delivers optimum moisture)
  • Antioxidant-rich green tea (brighten and protect).

The travel size mask contains enough mask for at least 2 applications and i will try it out very soon. Think my sensitive skin will love it! It is great to be given the chance to try out this product before committing to get the full size one. There’s some other sachet included in the package as well. 🙂

Ever since i chanced upon the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect serum in Korea, i have never looked back since it worked so well for my sensitive skin! During Shan’s recent trip to Korea, i have asked her to get more products from Skinfood (So addictive. LOL!) Inside the July’s trove, there’s the Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Gift Set so there’s more products from Skinfood which i can try again. The Premium Lettuce and Cucumber series is a hydrating and Intense Moisturizer Line which uses nano technology, this intensive hydrating range provides moisture to skin instantly, leaving it moist and clean. It contains water-rich lettuce and cucumber extracts with 99% water.

Keeping this 2 items for my Trip to KL & Bangkok in December! hehe~ Will need more hydrating products as my skin will turn very tight after travelling on the plane.

There’s also a voucher whereby you can redeem a complimentary gift from Skin Food. Have redeemed it since i was at NEX yesterday evening and here’s the sample sachet that i have received~ 🙂

VDL is an international cosmetic brand that was founded in 2012 by The Color Lab of LG Household & Health Care. n the nutshell, VDL is a professional make-up brand that is dedicated in helping women stay beautiful while they achieve their dreams. Have previously reviewed some products from VDL and you can take a look via this link. Inside the July’s trove, there’s 2 sample tube of base products and they are the VDL Perfecting Last Foundation & VDL Lumilayer Primer. As i’m staying away from makeup (Except lipstick, eye liner and eyebrow color. LOL!) for the time being (wish to give my sensitive skin a break), i can’t review both items but i’m keeping it for next time. 🙂

July’s trove also features BRTC Animal Mask ($3.90 per sheet) which is the ‘IN’ thing currently. The super adorable Animal Mask is available in shark, sheep and horse versions, each one performing a different function such as moisturising, energising, whitening, and boosting elasticity. The sheep mask is found inside my trove and this sheep mask has double function to help with whitening and wrinkle improvements. It contains Goat milk, milk protein extract and evening primrose power extract. As i have sensitive skin, i cannot give this a try again as whitening products tend to be on the strong side.. 😦

I’m keeping the following 2 products for my upcoming KL/BKK trip as i need travel size toiletries as i will be bringing only a hand-carry. John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Shampoo and John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Conditioner are made for damaged colored / chemical treated hair in mind. It will reverse damage with every use as it is formulated with Strengthening formula – Inca Inchi Oil and Omega-3. It works by reversing the look and feel of damaged hair as it restores strength for full, bouncy styles without weighing the hair down. It also protects brittle strands, reducing the risk of breakage and split end.

Last but not least, there’s another full size product in July’s Trove – K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Mascara ($19.90). If you are facing first world problems like having mismatch brow colors due to your hair color or unable to use an eyebrow color effectively; then you are in for a treat. K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara, with its unique brush shape and formulation ensures that you get the most lasting and beautiful eyebrow colors, all while caring for your skin and lash with its inclusion of beauty essences to care for your brows! The eyebrow mascara comes with an innovative shower head-shaped brush that does not touch the base of the skin when the mascara is being applied onto the eyebrow. Moreover, it prevents small powder particles clumping together. As the liquid coats the eyebrows easily, great coloring can be achieved in a single stroke. Due to the balanced combination of the ingredients, an amazing softness can be achieved. The liquid does not solidify hence, providing the user with a natural and 3d finishing.

I have just dyed my hair recently to light brown with pink highlights so the color of my brows are black (such a big contrast and i don’t like it). The K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Mascara (in light brown) is a close match so i don’t have to sport such strong black brows! As i tend to exert too much force while applying makeup, using eye brown pencil can be such a pain so i will tend to use too much product on my brows. However, this K-Palette Eyebrow Mascara is really easy to use to achieve the color i want due to its  shower head-shaped brush! It enables me to control and color each and every strand of my eyebrows so effortlessly + naturally. There is also no need to use your eyebrow brush to even the color which saves me time and effort. K-Palette is highly raved for its eye-makeup products – esp the long-lasting and award-winning range of  ‘One Day Tattoo’ eye cosmetics. Hence the 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Mascara is also very long-lasting and waterproof, so you need not worry about color disappearing due to sweat or sebum! But due to the long-lastingness, you will need an oil-based makeup remover to remove it completely.

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VanityTrove Nylon August/September

Since it is a combined month Trove, the items found are really worth it (in terms of value and also brands!) Like the July’s Trove, it consists of travel, deluxe and full Size items.

Items inside August / September Trove:

1. Adidas Climacool Antiperspirant (35ml)
2. ASTALIFT Cream (5g) or ASTALIFT Moisture Foam (12g) or Lunamer Brightener (20ml)
3. $10 ASTALIFT Voucher
4. Bed Head Hard Head (101ml)
5. belif Hungarian Water Essence (10ml)
6. belif The True Cream (10ml)
7. BRTC Make Over Mask (20g)
8. ETUDE HOUSE Back to School Kit – Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack (30ml),
Moistfull Collagen Peeling Wash (10ml) and Real Art Cleansing Oil (15ml)
9. Follizin The Cleanser (50ml) and The Moisturiser (50ml)
10. Hada Labo SHA Lotion (30ml)
11. Illamasqua Hydra Veil (8ml)
12. Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (full-size)
13. 2 x Kosé Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask (8g)
14. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Shampoo (50ml)
15. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Conditioner (50ml)
16. L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil Gold (30ml) or Extraordinary Oil + UV Protection (30ml)

The first item that i dug out from the Aug / Sep Trove is the TIGI MINI Bed Head Hard Head Hair Spray as my husband is looking for a travel size hair spray which he can bring overseas. When he first saw the hair spray, he told me that it is from a good brand. haha. TIGI Bed Head Hard Head is a strong hold, buildable hairspray which is suitable for all hair types. This powerful finishing spray gives relentless hold and control that dries instantly and can be layered for extra hold; the more you use, the harder it gets! Hard Head also gives a subtle shine to your finished style, whilst lightly conditioning the hair.

Ideal for any hair length, style or texture, Hard Head gently conditions and repairs the hair with a blend of Hydrolysed Wheat Protein whilst a blend of Polymers deliver a strong, flexible and relentless hold to ensure your style remains flawless all day long. Hard Head also smells good with a fruity Citrus Berry fragrance which entices the senses.

Next, this is an item which i’m sure almost everyone has heard / tried before – The Hada Labo SHA Lotion. With the philosophy of ‘Perfect X Simple’, Hada Labo uses only the purest ingredients of the highest concentration that are clinically proven with high efficacy. Manufactured under strict pharmaceutical standards, there are no unnecessary additives or ingredients in the brand’s products that burden the skin.

Earlier this year, Hada Labo has relaunched its signature Hada Labo Lotion that brings to the skin a new hydration high. Featuring an advanced new generation of four interlocked Hyaluronic Acids, the lotion is designed to unlock the secret to ocean-deep hydration for the skin. Improving on the typical Hyaluronic Acid, each new generation Hyaluronic Acid plays a crucial role in ensuring that skin’s hydration level stays in a continuous, super-charged mode by locking, replenishing and storing moisture into the deep layers of the skin. I have reviewed this lotion previously and you can read about it here

There’s also a full size BRTC mask (worth $3.90) in Aug/Sep trove – BRTC Make Over Mask. Made in Korea, the BRTC Makeover Masks come in the design of the four great beauties namely Tang Gui Fei, Chun Xiang, Hyang Jini and Cleopatra with different skincare needs like soothing, brightening and tightening. I have received the temptation Mask and it contains swallow nest, papaver rhoeas seed extract and coplis chinensis root extract to supple nutrients for exhausted skin

BRTC (Bio Remedies Therapeutic Cosmetics) is an established medical beauty from Korea. AMI being its parent company, owns more than more than 1000 dermatological clinics and research laboratories in Korea. Therefore, having a strong leading position in Korea, the company is the first to introduced Blemish Balm into Korea’s market and further enhanced it into multi-functional Blemish Balm Cream thus leading it into a world’s craze.. I have tried a few masks from BRTC before and i quite like it. The BRTC Make Over Mask has the same concept as the animal mask just that it is in the design of the four great beauties. My husband finds it quite eerie looking (so there’s no picture! hahaha)! The material of the mask feels soft but it is sturdy enough for me to stretch it onto my skin without breaking (I hate mask that is too thin!).. Normally, i will face issue with 100% coverage of mask on my nose area (I have a non-existence nose to begin with) but this mask covers my entire face perfectly.. No trapped air bubbles are observed so it means the mask lies closely fitted to my skin..  After using the mask, my skin seems less red which means the mask calms my skin well.. Skin is less oily the next day  (This shows that my skin is more hydrated which reduces the amount of sebum secretion).

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Picture from BRTC website

Next, the ASTALIFT Moisture Foam is a creamy moisture foam contains anti-oxidants – Astaxanthin and Lycopene – and hydro-soluble collagen leaving your skin fresh, radiant and luminous always. Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully
researched skincare products with proven efficacy. ASTALIFT is a scientific breakthrough in anti-ageing skincare that combines unique technological expertise in skin with advanced molecular research and patented innovation to become the specialists in collagen and antioxidants. There’s also a $10 ASTALIFT Voucher included in the Trove so if you like the moisture foam, you can use it to offset your purchase.


L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil soothes and restores dry and damaged hair so your hair can stay soft and tangle free with extra softness while i head out for work / leisure~ It contains 6 Precious Flower Oils (Lotus, Tiare, Rose, Flax, Chamomile & Marticaria). Upon application, the lightweight and non-greasy miracle oil gets absorbed and penetrates into the hair instantly. Luxuriously nourished and richly protected, the Extraordinary Oil reinvent hair to become sumptuously smooth and radiantly shiny. I’m using the one with brown cap one currently and will give this a try when it runs out.

Here’s the highlight for Aug / Sep Trove – Illamasqua Lipstick (Full Size, worth $34) and i cannot believe my eyes when i saw it inside the Trove. Been wanting to try this brand for the longest time and i’m so happy that i have received a warm coral lip color and Illamasqua Hydra Veil (Travel Size!)

Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn’t give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement. This formulation provides immediate intense pay off from the initial stroke and it can also be applied lightly as a lip stain that wears all day.

First of all, the color is gorgeous – It has a vibrant warm pink shade. I feel that it looks sophisticated for work and it is also a very wearable color for all occasions. Especially i don’t wear makeup now, this lip color makes me look less haggard and brightens up my appearance.I would say that this lipstick has a matt finish so prep your lips with lip balm before application, if not it will emphasize your dry flaky lips. Texture wise, it is creamy and pigmented so a little goes a long way. It is very long-lasting as the color is still obvious after eating and drinking. I even wiped my lips and some of the lipstick were still intact. However, i find that the formula is drying but this is not an issue to me as i can resolve it with a lip balm.

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There’s another set of shampoo and conditioner in Aug / Sep Trove and they are the Follizin Cleanser & Moisturiser. My first encounter with this brand and after a quick search, i found out that the brand is established in 2006. Follizin products come from the Research Laboratory that specializes in products to keep the scalp young and healthy for men and women of all ages. Research into the latest Skin Care Biotechnologies provides the background to this range of unique customized “Skin Care” products for the Scalp and Hair. It has been scientifically proven that healthy good-looking hair can only come from healthy scalps. Furthermore keeping our scalp skin young and firm will also help keep our face skin firmer slowing down the effects of aging on the face.

Cleanser – A gentle yet thorough cleanser for all scalp and hair types. SuGENE Technology provides a scalp safe environment, while Hygroscopic Action balances and maintains moisture on the scalp and hair.

The Moisturizer (aka conditioner) – Delivers rich moisture and silky softness to dry, damaged and chemically treated hair. HYDRALOK Technology locks in moisture on the scalp and hair, improving overall manageability with no build-up and is color safe for hair.

Will give this scalp care shampoo a try soon as i have sensitive /oily scalp~ Will update again. 🙂

The Etude House Back to School Kit emphasizes on the importance of cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating to keep skin in excellent condition! It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems.. In addition, you will need a perfectly cleanse & exfoliated skin in order to prep it for your other skincare products. The Back to School Kit contains Real Art Cleansing Oil, Moistfull Collagen Peeling Wash, and Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack to help clean makeup and impurities off, exfoliating and then hydrating it with goodness!

Real Art Cleansing Oil MOISTURE is a moist type cleansing oil containing moisture providing coconut oil and grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil effective for removing dead skin cells, cleansing away makeup residue and old skin cells.

Moistfull Collagen Peeling Wash is a moisturizing peeling gel formulated with natural konjac makes skin feel moist and soft. It is formulated with Baobab Leaf Mucus, hydrolyzed Marine Collagen and Natural Jelly (Konjac) beads. This hydrating exfoliator gently refines without over drying the skin.

Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack will makes skin feel hydrated and elastic by forming a moisturizing layer over the skin. Formulated with Baobab Leaf Mucus and hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, this overnight leave-in treatment creates a protective barrier on your skin, locking in vital moisture while you beauty sleep for a youthful, water bouncy skin.

Aug / Sep’s Trove is full of brands from Korea. The last brand from Korea that Aug / Sep’s trove brings is Belif! Featuring the Belif Hungarian Water Essence & Belif The True Cream, your skin will stay hydrated! Moreover, both products will be handy if you are heading to a cold country for end of year vacation!

Hungarian Water Essence– This essence (to be applied after using toner) contains hydration secrets of the legendary Hungarian Water that enabled Hungarian Queen Elizabeth to maintain her beauty into old age. This product is applied cool like a spritz of water, and clings to the skin lightly without stickiness, prolonging suppleness and softness.

Belif The True Cream – With Napiers aqua formula containing Lady’s Mantle, often called “a woman’s hydrating herb,” this refreshing gel cream supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that wraps the skin in comfort (To be used after essence or emulsion)

Another Deluxe Size shampoo and conditioner from John Frieda for me to keep for my future overseas trip! The Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner preserves colour keeping it rich & vibrant while it moisturize it. With crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, moisturising formula protects and preserves colour as it rehydrates and replenishes dry, colour-treated hair for a satin feel.

Next, i’m glad to see 2x Kosé Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask in the Trove as i am having hormonal breakouts (Need a clarifying mask to use on my acne and i ran out of it). Kosé Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask is a fast-acting mask that thoroughly scrubs away the aging-factors in pores.The clay-based mask and scrub combined have a dual effect on the skin, getting rid of blackheads and unwanted dead skin cells.

Due to the delicate state of my sensitive skin, i cannot apply clarifying mask on each and every part of my face as my skin cannot take it. Hence, i can only apply it on my acne spots. The mask has a thick consistency but it spreads easily. There’s also small exfoliating beads so i guess it works in getting rid of dead skin cells as well. There’s not much fragrance detected since i’m only using a small amount on affected areas (like spot treatment)! There is no stinging sensation after application so it is quite gentle to skin despite being a clarifying mask. By using the mask as a spot treatment, it helps to reduce inflammation and ‘draws’ out the impurities. I find that my breakouts healed much faster with the help of this mask! 🙂

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The final item in Aug / Sep Trove is the Adidas Climacool Antiperspirant which i don’t use so i have passed it to my husband (who is happy with it as he can bring it to gym). The Adidas climacool anti-perspirant deodorant has a unique formula featuring advanced fresh capsule technology activated by movement so that the harder you go the better it works (Performance in Motion). The 48 Hour Protection ability will keep you smelling fresh while you move. My husband said that the deodorant smells good and not too overpowering. He also observed that it is quite long-lasting as he still smells good at the end of the day (exact quote from him).

Before i go, i’m glad that Vanity Trove is extending a 10% discount to my followers and readers. Just use this discount code ‘Jermaine10’ and you can enjoy 10% discount on your Trove purchase. Purchase it here!

Thanks for reading and stay tune to my review on the October’s Trove. 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Vanity Trove, Nylon Sg and respective brands’ websites.

Achieve Absolute Wellness With The All-Natural Spa Ceylon Detox Range

Last week, i was invited to the Spa Ceylon boutique @ Wisma Atria to learn more about the brand’s new products launch. Spa Ceylon is the world’s leading Luxury Ayurveda brand which combine the use of powerful, age-old Ayurveda formula and the finest natural ingredients to provide the ultimate in luxury for health, well-being and relaxation. Spa Ceylon products are the result of nearly 50 years of expertise in the field of natural health and beauty products from the pioneers in modern Ayurveda beauty care in Sri Lanka.The highly-treasured and pampering Spa Ceylon ranges inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda* promises to rejuvenate one’s senses and will hydrate, treat, purify and soothe the body.

*Considered by many to be the oldest of healing arts, Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Ayus’ and ‘Veda’ which means The Science of Life. Ayurveda, practiced in the grand palaces of Ceylon thousands of years ago, is a holistic approach that treats the root cause of illness, in body or mind. The Ayurveda treatment is dispensed based on the distinct pattern of energy or Dosha (Vatha, Pitha and Kapha) possessed by all individuals. It is through the balance of the Doshas that the mental and physical wellbeing of each individual are achieved.

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Photos From Spa Ceylon’s FB page

Spa Ceylon offers an extensive range of all-natural, high-performance and environmentally-friendly products for Skin, Hair, Body and Wellness, from treatment oils, massage balms, body lotions, moisturizing balms, to foot care and herbal compress. 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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Photos From Spa Ceylon’s FB page

Due to the recent haze invasion, the fine dust particles are affecting our health and the irritant effect of the haze is taking a toll on our skin as well. During this period, my skin has turned sensitive, blotchy and i also have to deal with sudden breakouts! One of my friend even suffered from skin allergic whereby she broke out in itchy rashes!

Overtime, the accumulation of toxins and impurities in our bodies leads to a wide range of issues, from deterioration of the skin to detrimental health conditions. Understandably, detoxification has been on a meteoric rise over the past years as more and more people become aware of its importance. As much, i’m glad that Spa Ceylon, the world’s leading luxury Ayurveda brand with nearly 50 years of expertise in the field of natural health and beauty products, has introduced a comprehensive range of all-natural and high-performance Detox products!

The Spa Ceylon’s Detox range is infused with powerful Ayurdeva herbs, purifying ocean minerals and potent Ceylonese essential oils, which can help draw out harmful toxins, deep-seated impurities and negative energies from the skin to promote purity and natural balance. The luxurious products shield our skin from harsh environmental pollutants, promote clearer, brighter and visible youthfulness, and improve overall skin health for absolute wellness. The balancing natural aromas also soothe, calm and clarify our senses for total peace and equilibrium.

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The Spa Ceylon’s Detox range includes the Red Sandalwood Body Essence, Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel, Sarvavishadi Body Treatment Oil, Citrus Brown Sugar Crystal Gel Hair Remover, Hot Sugar Body Scrub, Ceylon Coffee Body Polish Gel & Bamboo Charcoal Body Pac.

First up, the Bamboo Charcoal Body Pac (400g, SGD 45.90) will help remove buildup of impurities and tonic. This complete natural purifying treatment works by drawing out harmful toxins and deep-seated impurities from skin. The Bamboo Charcoal Body Pac works best for normal to oily skin (Kapha).

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The synergistic blend of carbon-rich natural Bamboo Charcoal, deep-action Mineral Clays and Red Sandalwood helps clear clogged pores, remove excess oil & deep cleanse skin. Powerful Calumba Wood, Margosa and Kokum Bark help purify and draw out toxins, promoting natural balance. Sweet Almond, Virgin Coconut and Pure Bees Honey hydrate, nourish and protect, while antiseptic Eucalyptus helps soothe, clear and refresh.

Spa Ceylon recommends that the Bamboo Charcoal Body Pac is used twice weekly. Simply apply a thick layer all over hands, legs and body. Leave on for 15 minutes, massage lightly and rinse off with water (and milk if possible). So far, i have tried it once as i’m having a back & chest acne (Sigh!). Because you have to leave it on for 15 mins in the shower, do find something to keep you occupied while the body pac works its magic. The texture of the body pac is just right – not too thick and not too watery so application is a breeze. It also smells quite pleasant as well – light woody scent. There’s no stinging sensation upon application and washing it off is easy as well. Immediately after washing it off, skin feels smoother to the touch. The skin tone also appears to be brighter!

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I cannot emphasis how important it is to exfoliate regularly (1-2 times weekly) in order to keep skin healthy + imperfections at bay…Especially when it is so hazy nowadays, it is important to remove all dust, excessive sebum and impurities which contributes to skin problems.. As such, i’m excited to see the Ceylon Coffee Body Polish Gel (500g, SGD 53.90) as i have used coffee scrub during a spa session in Lombok! It smells really amazing and i love the end results.

The Ceylon Coffee Body Polish Gel has a natural formula blended with detoxing Ayurveda herbs, minerals and essential oils. Coffee, Turmeric, Kokum Bark and Indian Gooseberry helps purify and draw out toxins from the skin. The unique crystal complex of pure Sugar Beads, Ocean Salt and Kokum Butter exfoliates, smoothens and polishes the body, Virgin Coconut and Rice Bran, Almond and Wheatgerm help nourish, hydrate and revitalize, instantly revealing softer, more radiant looking skin. Purifying Eucalyptus and Orange help clarify and balance the senses. The product can also help to remove Sunburn and increase skin radiance. The Ceylon Coffee Body Polish Gel works best for normal to oily skin (Kapha).

Spa Ceylon recommends that the Ceylon Coffee Body Polish Gel is massaged into clean, damp skin using gentle circular motions. Apply all over body, working extra on rough and discoloured areas. Rinse off and pat skin dry. Do not apply to damage or irritated skin.Texture wise, the body polish gel is on the thicker side (Jelly-like) but once it gets into contact with water, it is very easy to spread it across your body. The polish gel smells really heavenly (I love the coffee scent)! I would prefer that the scrub bits are coarser. After washing it off, i love the fact that skin felt smoother and there’s no waxy film left behind!

Next, there’s another unique thermal exfoliating treatment product in the detox series! Introducing the Hot Sugar Body Scrub (600g, SGD 55.90) this unique thermal exfoliating treatment is enriched with minerals to assist in drawing out harmful toxins and deep-seated impurities from the skin. This product can help to fight and reduce Cellulite at the same time! The Hot Sugar Body Scrub works best for normal to oily skin (Kapha).

It contains natural Cane Sugar crystals, deep-action Indian Ginseng and purifying Flowers of Zinc combine with Mineral Clays to warm and purify body, clearing clogged pores, removing dead skin cells and smoothening skin. Sandalwood and Ginger promote overall skin cell renewal and helps balance skin, while antiseptic Eucalyptus helps soothe, clear and refresh.

Spa Ceylon recommends  that you use the Hot Sugar Body Scrub twice weekly. Apply all over hands, legs and body. Massage into clean damp skin, with circular motions till warming heat is felt. Work extra on rough/ dry and problems area. Rinse off with water when the scrub cools down. The Hot Sugar Body Scrub has a thick creamy texture and it contain fine grainy particles . Due its creamy consistency, it makes application fuss free and convenient. The Scrub has a nice woody scandal wood scent and upon spreading it on my skin, there will be a slight heated sensation which intensifies upon massaging. Despite being thick, the scrub could be rinsed off easily without leaving greasiness / stickiness behind. The scrub is really good in getting your skin silky smooth (even on my legs where there’s a lot of scaly patches!). Upon closer look, my skin appears to be brighter, more supple and moisturized (not to mentioned clean)!

The detox range also consists of the Citrus Brown Sugar Crystal Gel Hair Remover (600g, SGD 42.50). This 100% natural traditional formula is enriched with pure Brown Sugar, Lemon and Honey in a unique crystal gel complex to gently, yet effectively remove body hair. Purifies and exfoliates skin surface, revealing softer smoother, visibly radiant skin. Soothing Marigold and calming Lavender help protect skin, while awakening Pink Grapefruit helps refresh the senses.

Cleanse and thoroughly dry areas to be treated. Apply gel on skin in direction of hair growth, working on small areas no larger than the size of a waxing strip. Place waxing strip over gel, press and smooth over skin, rubbing in the direction of the hair growth. Pull strip off in opposite direction. After waxing is complete, rinse skin with cold water and spray on skin tonic. Place tub in hot water to soften gel if required.

*Not suitable for use on face or neck. Patch test on back of your hand before first use. Do not apply to sun-burnt skin/sensitive skin / moles / varicose veins. *Avoid sunbathing / Sun-bed use for at least 24hrs before & after use. Minimum hair length of 5mm (1/4 inch) required for effective removal.

It is suitable for all skin type (Tridosha). Was not given a sample of this to try so i cannot comment further. However, i don’t really like the idea of DIY waxing at home as i have no guts to pull the waxing strip off myself. hahaha!

Next, the Sarvavishadi Body Treatment Oil (250ml, SGD 34.50) is a powerful traditional Ayurveda detox formula handed down through the centuries. Enriched with a complex blend of herbs which are infused in cold pressed Coconut Sesame Oils to assist in drawing out harmful toxins and deep-seated impurities from entire body system. It can help soothe and relieve insect & mosquito bites and related discomfort, while improving overall health and well-being. It is suitable for all skin type (Tridosha). For Specific Treatment, Use twice daily. Apply on areas to be treated and lightly massage. Leave-on. For Full Body Massage: Use Weekly. Massage and leave on for 60min.

The treatment oil don’t smell so nice as compared to other products in the detox range. I have used it on mosquito bites (using a cotton bud as i don’t wish to get my fingers oily) and it reduce itchiness fast. The mosquito bites also flattened and reduced in redness in a few days. Much faster when compared to treating it with my regular ointment.

My favorite product from the Detox range has to be the Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel (250ml, SGD 30.90). It has a powerful purifying formula to assist in drawing out harmful toxins and deep-seated impurities from the skin. Purifying Turmeric, Camphor, Margosa, Indigo and Calumba Wood help remove excess oil, deep cleanse, protect and improve overall balance. Organic fresh Aloe Vera cools entire body system, while Coconut, Sweet Almond and Olive gently nourish skin. Antiseptic Eucalyptus helps soothe, clear and refresh mind and body. The Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel works best for normal to oily skin (Kapha).

Firstly, i love that the Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel gives off a refreshing and cooling sensation when using it. It is great for cooling off and unwinding after a long warm day & soothe prickly heat during warm humid summers. Secondly,  a small amount (It has a gel texture which foams up well) is able to do a good job keeping my skin smooth, clean and radiant. The texture of the body wash has a gel base and it foams up well.. 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 and refreshed!

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After all the cleansing and scrubbing, end the detox treatment process with the Red Sandalwood Body Essence (250ml, SGD 30.90). This extra light day treatment to protect skin from harmful toxins and harsh environmental factors.The synergistic blend of Red Sandalwood, Turmeric, Licorice and Margosa help protect skin, diminish dark spots and improve discoloration. Naturally caring Aloe Vera, Rice Bran, Carrot and Mango hydrate and nourish skin while soothing Witch Hazel keeps skin radiantly fresh all-day. Aromatic Lemon refreshes the senses. The Red Sandalwood Body Essence  works best for normal to oily skin (Kapha).

Spa Ceylon recommends  that you use the Red Sandalwood Body Essence twice daily. Apply all over hand and body and gently massage until absorbed. The  Red Sandalwood Body Essence has a light gel texture and it gets absorbed into skin fast without leaving any stickiness / greasiness behind. Although i am not a sandalwood scent person, the red sandalwood that Spa Ceylon is using actually smells pleasant and aromatic.

Before i go, i will tell you more on some new products that Spa Ceylon has launched recently.

This is one very interesting product – ‘Heat Pack for the Back’. It is filled with herbs inside and you are supposed to microwave it before using it… Supposed to ease back pain and stain! I’m getting this soon and i will let you know how it fares? 🙂

Herbal Compress~

This is my favorite product from the Sleep Therapy Collection, it has a brand new look! This Sleep Body and Pillow Spray will gently quell the senses and working as you sleep, It is a quick-drying, non-oily, alcohol-free natural mist to soothe and calm the body and mind. Aloe vera and soothing witch hazel help cool, hydrate and protect skin.

Brand new Recovery sets which you can bring around with you conveniently since it is travel size. I love these sets as you can get to try out the products first before committing to the full-size ones~

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Hand creams!!!! I’m loving the Lemon grass’s hand cream!

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As mentioned, Spa Ceylon is an advocate of sustainable harvesting and supports community fair trade. By ensuring fair trade, Spa Ceylon has been helping to develop sustainable businesses that have a positive effect on the surrounding communities. It also mean that any produce Spa Ceylon obtained from these farms is well and fairly paid for. Spa Ceylon’s Aloe Vera project in Kalpitiya is a great example of fair trade at work. This year, there’s the Forest Trail collection and every purchase from this collection, Spa Ceylon donates 10% of the product price towards “SPA CEYLON Save the Majestic Ceylon Elephant” conservation initiatives.

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Here’s a special promotion that Spa Ceylon has! When you purchase $99 and above, the Cardamom Rose Gift Set (below) will be gifted to you! While Stock Last!

The Spa Ceylon boutique is located at Wisma Atria, #01-43. For more information on Spa Ceylon, please visit website and Facebook page.

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Spa Ceylon’s website and Presskit.

Watsons First-Ever Girls Day Out | Watsons eStore~

Two weeks ago, i’ve attended Watsons First-Ever Girls Day Out at Serangoon Nex. Was excited & happy to see some of my blogger friends after so long! The Watsons Girls Day Out is the summer’s biggest beauty extravaganza and it consists of 7 fun-filled days of pampering with the latest health and beauty introductions! Bringing forth the latest health and beauty brands from around the world, with some exclusive only to Watsons; one can expect a range of cosmetics, hair, skincare, inner beauty supplements, health, as well as a few surprise brands to pamper oneself from head to toe. Watsons is Singapore’s leading beauty and health retailer with more than 100 stores located islandwide and now they are extending their reach online! At the event, Watsons is proud to announce the official unveiling of its Watsons eStore, the brand’s online portal designed to complete a shopper’s 360 shopping experience.

Because there were many booths, we were all separated into different groups so that we have time to cover all! I have to say that we tried our best but we were unable to complete the tour as there were many things to try out! Haha~ P/S: This will be a really longgg post with many images and i will try to share as much as possible!

Will start the ball rolling with the latest Skincare Brands & Products that Watsons has in store for us:

Pure Beauty (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)

Pure Beauty believes that beautiful skin can be derived from the benefits of natural, active ingredients. Using breakthrough technologies and innovative research, Pure Beauty combines extractions of key ingredients that result in a unique blend rich in antioxidants that helps to limit free radical damage and slow down the ageing process of the skin. At the Watsons Girls Day Out, we were introduced to their latest anti-ageing range- Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range.

Specially formulated with a combination of powerful antioxidant ingredients, Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range provides a luxurious range of skincare products that reduces wrinkles by 37% in four week*. The range utilizes a Multi-Functional Anti-Ageing System that uses Liftonin™, a proven active ingredient complex that can lift and firm skin, as well as Red Ginseng Peptide and vitamin-rich Noni Fruit extract to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Other nourishing ingredients include Sea Grapes extract, Blue Lotus extract and Bulgarian Rose Water, which work together to nourish and hydrate skin and restore radiance.

There’s four products in the Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range and they are the Firming Essence (Highly concentrated with active ingredients to reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines whiling firming skin), Firming Eye Cream (Highly concentrated eye cream with active ingredients to lift eye areas, define eye contours, reduces dark circles and puffiness around eyes),  Moisture Day Cream SPF20 (Provides complete protection against UVA/UVB, free radicals and dust damage while lifting, firming & moisturizes skin) and Repair Night Cream (Highly concentrated with active ingredients to reduce fine lines and improve dull complexion while you sleep)

Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range

Was given the Pure Beauty Repair Night Cream in my goodie bag and i love the Ginseng scent! Tried the repair night cream at the event itself and i was told that it will provide intense hydration, improve dullness and reduces fine line while you sleep. Texture wise, it is rather rich and creamy but it gets absorbed fast into the skin. P/S: You can get this item on the Watsons online store as there’s a 25% discount 🙂

Divinia ( NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)

Divinia is an expert of young skin and aims to deliver products of the best quality at affordable prices. Specially formulated for the female Asian skin, divinia has the best formula and provides a complete skincare range for females from 15-35 years old.

At the event, we were introduced to the Triple Hydration Range, which aims to provide maximum hydration in three different tiers (Restore, Repair & Lock) with the five different products:

Triple Hydration Essence
• Triple Hydration to keep skin’s hydration balance for 24 hours
• Fragrance / alcohol free
• Price: $17.90, 30m

Triple Hydration 5 in 1 Repairing Cream
• Softens outermost layer of skin to moisturize deeply
• Velvety soft gel-cream texture that is light on skin
• Price: $21.90, 80ml

Triple Hydration Sleeping Mask
• Higher concentration of ingredients to keep your skin hydrated all night long
• Fragrance / alcohol free
• Price: $21.90, 80g

Triple Hydration Cream Gel
• Triple Hydration Action – Boost, Repair, Lock
• Formulated with Avena Strigosa Seed Extract
• Price: $19.90, 50g

I don’t know why but i cannot find the any Divina products in my Goodie bag so i am unable to give it a try. 😦

Eucerin ( NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)

With over 100 years of innovative medical skin science research, Eucerin guarantees reliable and highly effective product innovations on highest dermatological standards. There are over 650 international scientists deployed to Eucerin’s product development and innovation. Such dedication and commitment to tenacious research allow Eucerin to constantly introduce the latest, quality and effective dermatological skincare products for the benefit of consumers.

Eucerin introduces the latest non-invasive and painless way to firm skin and restore lost volume with the Eucerin Volume-Filler range. The clinically tested Eucerin Volume-Filler range has been designed to target specific layers of the skin where a loss of volume occurs. The Eucerin Volume-Filler goes deep into the skin to increase adipocytes and stimulate the skin’s collagen network to combat volume lost with three powerful ingredients – Magnolol, Oligo Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. The Eucerin Volume-Filler range consists of a day cream ($75, 50ml), eye cream ($69, 15ml) and night cream ($75, 50ml).

Have passed the Eucerin Volumising Day Cream (For Dry Skin) to my colleague with dry Skin as it is not suitable for me. This day cream is formulated with Magnolol, Oligo Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid* to target the combined causes of a loss of volume. These three active ingredients will target specific layers of the skin and treat skin with loss of volume, definition or is sagging. It also contains SPF 15 with a UVA filter system to protect against photo-induced ageing.

*Combined, naturally-derived Magnolol increases the size and number of volume-boosting cells, whileOligo Peptides improve collagen renewal.Hyaluronic acid also improves moisture-retention levels for a plumped skin surface and reduced wrinkles.

My colleague has tried it out and she told me that she find the texture of the day cream to be thick and a little on the heavy side. However, it does not leave her dry skin oily but instead her skin felt very moisturized, plump and smooth after use. As it contains SPF 15, she can skip the use of her sunblock which is really convenient when she’s rushing for time in the morning.

Eucerin Volumising Day Cream (For Dry Skin)

Bio-Essence (NEW PRODUCTS)

Bio-essence has always been at the forefront of innovation in developing effective new products that serves consumers’ needs of achieving and maintaining gorgeous, healthy skin. Its latest range, the Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold series has enjoyed tremendous success and popularity with its eye, neck and facial care products. This range has been expanded to include the enticing 24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream. In addition to being a powerful anti-oxidant, gold can also strengthen skin and enhance the skin’s natural ability to renew itself, therefore improving skin elasticity. With multifold benefits of real 24K gold on the skin, the new additions to Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold series are suitable for sophisticated women with pre-ageing concerns who are looking for lasting youthfulness and radiance.

24K Bio-Gold Water – Uniquely consists of 24K Bio-Gold and herbal extracts, stimulating skin renewal and helps repair, refine and mattify skin. Refines and tightens pores for finer, smoother skin

24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream – Comprises of Bio-Platinum Day and Night cream, providing 2x anti-oxidant power. Effectively stimulates formulation of collagen for skin’s elasticity and firmness to ensure youthful skin

Was given the 24K Bio-Gold Skin Radiance Cleanser in my goodie bag and this cleanser is uniquely rich in 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and herbal extracts which cleanses and revitalizes skin. Rich in anti-oxidant, this cleanser also helps skin fight against free radicals. The cleansing foam comes with shimmery gold flakes and it is really ‘luxuriously pretty’! As ‘rich’ (Pun intended) as it sounds, the cleanser will work into a rich creamy foam and it cleanses well without leaving behind a tight sensation after use.  There’s fragrance but it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Will highly recommend this effective yet affordable cleanser!

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Vichy (NEW PRODUCTS)

Using Exclusive Skin Life Science™ with the unique Vichy Thermal Spa Water from the Auvergne region, Vichy breaks the standards to bring your skin to its best whatever your age and life conditions. With over 80 years of research, all formulas are developed to boost the natural dynamics of the skin optimal efficacy and are safe for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Before the event, i was thrilled to know that Vichy has introduced the Vichy Ideal White Range as my skin loves Vichy Products~ Till date, i’m happy with the different Vichy products i have tried all these years.

In the new era of whitening, Asian women now wants more than just the eradication and prevention of dark spots. Their vision of the ideal fair skin has three dimensions – Ideal Flawlessness, a spotless white without imperfections and yellow undertones, Ideal Translucency, a baby-softness arising from a perfectly hydrated skin and delicately smooth texture and Ideal Radiance, a rosy glow emanating from deep within.

Ideal White’s new Metabolic Whitening complex enhances the skin’s whitening balance and boosts skin’s metabolism for spotless, healthy glowing skin. The group of active ingredients functions in harmony with the three stages of melanin’s natural life cycle while targeting the other influencers of pigmentation disorders. The Ideal White range consists of a Deep Cleansing Foam ($39, 100ml), Cosmetic Water ($39, 200ml), Essence ($85, 30ml), Gel Cream ($59, 50ml), Emulsion ($59, 50ml), Eye Illuminating Concentrate ($65, 15ml), Spot Intervention ($69, 15ml), oil-free Daily UItra-Block in SPF 40 and SPF 50 ($49, 30ml each).

In the month of March, Vichy is giving out Limited Edition Swarovski’s element bracelet upon $100 purchase of Vichy Ideal White range to celebrate Women’s Day. Will not be trying the Ideal White Emulsion for now as i’m in the midst of reviewing some brightening products (which i will be talking about it soon!)

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Hada Labo (Relaunched Product)

With the philosophy of ‘Perfect X Simple’, Hada Labo uses only the purest ingredients of the highest concentration that are clinically proven with high efficacy. Manufactured under strict pharmaceutical standards, there are no unnecessary additives or ingredients in the brand’s products that burden the skin.

During the event, we were told that Hada Labo has relaunched its signature Hada Labo Lotion that brings to the skin a new hydration high. Featuring an advanced new generation of four interlocked Hyaluronic Acids, the lotion is designed to unlock the secret to ocean-deep hydration for the skin. Improving on the typical Hyaluronic Acid, each new generation Hyaluronic Acid plays a crucial role in ensuring that skin’s hydration level stays in a continuous, super-charged mode by locking, replenishing and storing moisture into the deep layers of the skin. I have reviewed this lotion previously and if you wish to see how it fares, just search for it~ 🙂

Hada Labo Lotion retails at $22.90

L’Oreal Paris (NEW PRODUCT)

As the top beauty brand sold in retail outlets, L’Oreal Paris makes the most innovative products accessible to all. With 50 products sold every second worldwide, L’Oreal Paris offers from products of all types, from the excellence of its Research Laboratories. L’Oreal Paris has just recently launched a new product known as the Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Smoother Anti-Aging Moisturizer which acts like a ‘camera filter’. After use, this moisturizer will instantly blurs the look of pores, lines and imperfections. It is formulated with the OPTI-BLUR TECHNOLOGY which smoothes the skin’s surface with light-diffusing agents that immediately minimize pores, reduce lines and imperfections. If you use it on a regular basis (product is enriched with Pro-Retinol A), skin feels firmer and lines are reduced for a younger looking skin in just 4 weeks.

The other day i was testing this moisturizer before using my CC cream as i was attracted to it ‘blurring effect’. As you know, CC cream has no coverage and i need some help to minimize pores and imperfections without having to use foundation (Just wish to let my skin breath as i had some jawline breakouts recently).. The Revitalift Magic Blur moisturizer has a non-greasy mousse-cream texture (although quite thick IMO) and it gets absorbed easily without any heavy after feel. Instantly, my skin feels and looks smoother & fresh. The instant results were lovely but I can’t comment much on the anti-ageing aspect. 

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Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Smoother Anti-Aging Moisturizer, retails at $41.90 (50ml)

Himalaya Wellness (NEW PRODUCTS)

Founded in 1930, Himalaya Wellness is a recognized global pioneer and leader in the use of modern science in the development of herbal products. They have a range of ‘head to heel’ herbal wellness and personal care products. Himalaya Wellness utilizes modern research and development practices to rediscover and validate Ayurveda’s secrets. Its stringent quality standards have led Himalaya Wellness products to be endorsed by over 300,000 doctors and accepted by consumers in over 65 countries.

The brand has recently launched the Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream:

The Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream is an herbal formulation that works to delay wrinkles and tones up facial skin. Enriched with Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, skin nutrients and Vitamin E, the Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream prevents oxidative skin damage, skin laxity and appearance of wrinkles. Dermatologically and hypo-allergenically tested, the Anti-Wrinkle Cream is made from 100% Herbal Actives and no animal testing is done with the product.

Voted as the ‘Best Night Cream’ by the Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine in the United States, the Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream is a daily-use night cream is enriched with vitamins and essential oils, which nourishes the skin with nutrients and moisture. It also helps to revitalize dry lack luster skin and skin exposed to harsh environmental conditions and pollution.

Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream each retails at $14.95 (50ml)

Next, i will touch more on new haircare and body care products which you can find in Watsons. It is pretty extensive as well so please bear with me!

Kustie (NEW PRODUCTS)

Originated in France with the finest selection of fresh florals, Kustie is a shower gel brand that is firmly rooted in the concept of enhancing beauty through nature. The brand uses nine unique filtering technologies (which includes ingredients that originate from globally renowned sources, are handpicked according to seasons to guarantee quality and freshness, free from transgenic technology, has a natural processing procedure, and uses green packing material and a supercritical CO2 extraction) to extract the purest form of essence from the flowers chosen to produce each shower and bath gel.

Every shower & bath gel is packed with handpicked petals, essential oils and natural nutrients to let the skin experience the freshest touch of nature at every wash. The gel foams easily to provide a relaxing environment for an indulgent bath, and rinse off readily for those in need of a quick refreshing shower. Choose from four floral scents – Chamomile, Cherry Blossom, Lavender and Rose to delight and awaken your skin. Made from 100% natural flowers, the shower & bath gels are suitable for all skin types.

Rose – Rich in Grape Seed Oil, Sea Salt and Rose Extract refined from flower petals

Chamomile – Rich in Grape Seed Oil, Deep Sea Salt and Chamomile Extract with small flower petals (Love the scent the most!)

Cherry Blossom – Contains natural cherry Blossom petals and hydrolat

Lavender – Contains hand-picked Lavender petals and essence

So delighted to see the Kustie Chamomile Shower & Bath Gel in my goodie bag and tried it almost immediately. I love how delicate it smells with the sweet tinge of chamomile with carefully handpicked natural petals inside.. Such a pretty sight~ The Chamomile shower & bath gel has a natural plant formula with Chamomile essential oil and natural nutrients to soothe and restore skin. The shower gel has a concentrated texture so a little goes a longgg way! Each time, i will only have to squeeze out a 50 cent size amount and it will foam up ‘abundantly’. It is really easy to rinse the foam off (The petals will get wash off easily too) and it leave my skin feeling clean, soft and smelling nice!

Asience (NEW PRODUCTS)

Keeping the essence of the Asian philosophy of “beauty from within”, ASIENCE approaches hair care from the fundamentals of health hair – the scalp. Made for Asian women who wish to improve the beauty of hair, the brand takes it one step further to “improve from the inside so that beauty shines on the outside.”

During the event, we were introduced to the new ASIENCE Inner Rich and Nature Smooth Ranges
Crystalizing the goodness of six natural ingredients into a single serum, ASIENCE introduces its brand new innovative haircare concept infused with the Beauty Serum. A concentrated infusion of precious oils and essences, the Beauty Serum deeply repairs, moisturizes and softens hair, giving it an instant boost of softness, smoothness and shine for youthful looking hair.

ASIENCE Inner Rich (Gold) – For dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair

ASIENCE Nature Smooth (Blue) – For oily scalp and tangled ends

Both the ASIENCE Inner Rich and ASIENCE Nature Smooth range consists of a shampoo, conditioner and treatment care range. Will come to these conditioners soon as i have too much choices to choose from! Continue reading and you will know what i meant!

Bene Bluria & Rougeri (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)

Award-winning Japanese professional haircare brand – MoltoBene, has been launching premium haircare ranges dedicated to developing high functional products for customers’ needs for almost 40years.  For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing two new ranges of haircare formulated with the use of the best natural ingredients targeted at treating damaged manes.

The Bené Premium Bluria (Restore hair health through deep cleansing) and Bené Premium Rougeria ( Rejuvenate damaged hair with intense conditioning) ranges are targeted at damaged mane that is exposed to the stress of daily wear, excess heat and specifically, the repeated use of products that contain silicone which causes hair follicles to clog.

Both Bené Premium Bluria and Bené Premium Rougeria ranges consist of shampoo ($19.90, 530ml), treatment ($19.90, 530ml), hair mask ($19.90, 210g) and night care milk (Bluria, $19.90, 115ml) / hair oil (Rougeria $19.90, 40ml).

Been looking for a deep cleansing shampoo as i have oily scalp. I have been advised to use deep cleansing shampoo to prevent scalp issues which will lead to HAIR LOSS! Found the BENÉ Premium Bluria Delicious SPA Shampoo inside the goodie bag and it looks promising as it is entirely free of silicone! Moreover, the brand is from Japan and they are well-known to formulate products that really work for Asians! The shampoo has a refreshing scent of Bluria rose (Smells so good!) and it contains light bubbles and rich green vegetable enzymes which cleanse the scalp and remove all traces of grease and impurities. There’s also ocean minerals which nourish the hair follicles, revitalizing the scalp for healthy hair. The shampoo has a transparent texture and 1.5 pumps is sufficient for my hair & scalp. It works into a rich lather which i like (Don’t really like non-foamy shampoo as i felt that it isn’t cleansing well!). The shampoo can be washed off with water easily and it leaves my hair and scalp clean. A good indicator when a shampoo isn’t suitable for me, my scalp will itchy during the day but after using the BENÉ Premium Bluria Delicious SPA Shampoo, my scalp did not itch! If you are looking for an affordable scalp care deep cleansing shampoo, look no further!

Honeyce (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)

With nearly 40 years of expertise, the MoltoBene Group has been introducing professional salon products as well as premium retail hair care products dedicated to developing high functional products for customers’ hair needs. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the Japanese brand is launching two new ranges of honey infused haircare products to achieve moisturized hair. The daily wear and tear of styling, blow drying, and even towel drying can result in damage to the hair. Enjoy sweet-like-honey smelling hair that continues to stay nourished all day with the Honeycé Moisture Repair Series and Honeycé Juicy Spa Series, the 100% Japan-made hair care and scalp care range.

Honeycé Moisture Repair Series
Formulated with not one, but eight different types of honey sourced from different parts of the world: Manuka Honey, Raspberry Honey, Clover Honey, Rosemary Honey, Orange Honey, Lemon Honey, Acacia Honey and Blueberry Honey, the product range harnesses the great repairing power of its star ingredients to take care of even the most damaged hair. In addition, organic oils such as Argan Oil, Jajoba oil, as well as Keratin are added to repair hair from its core to become stronger and healthier.

Honeycé Juicy Spa Series
Improve your overall hair and scalp conditions with this spa range packed with lemon and royal jelly on top of the honey, organic oil and harm-free formulation that is unique to the brand. Targeted at improving scalp health to repair and promote growth of supple and shiny hair, the products is a good supplement to the daily haircare range. Clay and sea salt are added for thorough cleansing on scalp for better penetration of nutrients and oxygen, hence reducing hair loss.

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The Honeycé Moisture Repair Series and the Honeycé Juicy Spa Series both feature a shampoo, treatment, hair mask and hair milk/hair mist. Each unique product retails at $19.90

 L’Oreal Paris Oleo Therapy (NEW PRODUCTS)

The No. 1 premium hair care brand in the market^, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise, introduces the new OleoTherapyHair Expertise’s First oil-infused replenishing system for dry & damaged hair. The new L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-free system is made out of a heavenly blend of 6 Flower Oils – Argan Oil, Chamomile Oil, Gardenia Oil, Lotus Oil, Rose Oil and Flaxseed Oil. Flower oils have the unique ability to both cleanse and condition by breaking down dirt and residue at the same time, while deeply penetrating hair fiber to nourish hair from within, restoring hair in just one wash*. OleoTherapy lightweight blend get absorbed easily and provides deep nutrition for your hair, with no weigh-down effect and greasy residue. Its signature sulfate-free, paraben-free formula ensures the gentlest cleansing yet most effective cleansing for the already damaged hair. Shampoo and Conditioner retails at $15.90 each, while Hair Recovery Mask and Self-Heating Hot Oil retails at $19.90 and $25.90 respectively.

Have passed the OleoTherapy Shampoo to my husband for review as he has colored hair which is dry. He told me that the shampoo has a thick glue texture and he has to lather it up with water first before he can spread it evenly on his hair. Although the shampoo is sulfate free, it will work into a decent amount of lather. My husband felt that the shampoo is very nourishing and it leaves his hair soft but not oily. It also has a gentle formula that works for his sensitive scalp.

Watsons Hair Pro (NEW PRODUCTS and EXCLUSIVE!)

Watsons new haircare line from Japan – Hair Pro by Watsons – is the brand’s latest haircare line co-developed with Moltobene, a Japanese salon product manufacturer. Formulated with a formidable Heat Active Technology infused with NanoRepair™-EL, Hair Pro provides hair with a nourishing, salon-quality treatment even with blow drying. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing its latest Heat-Active products for optimal styling of hair whilst staying free from damage.

Heat styling your hair is a common, easy way to get your mane looking more manageable and attractive. However, constant heat application to the hair via blow drying, curling and straightening can cause severe damage, making hair look dull and broken. Worry no more, as Hair Pro’s Heat Activated Technology is able to activate ingredients to protect hair against these damages. Upon heat activation from heat styling tools, the infused NanoRepair™-EL reacts and combines with the amines decomposed from protein, penetrating deep into each hair strand and providing much-needed damage-care from within.

Enhanced with a non-silicone formula which promotes effective absorption of oxygen into the scalp, Hair Pro products are also free from Parabens, Mineral Oils, UV Absorbers, Artificial Colourants and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. With an organic mix of Natural Organic Hybrid Rice Extract and Green Tea Extract from Japan, Hair Pro will help to boost the moisture levels in your hair, ensuring soft and healthy manes every day. Will give the Heat Active Hair Mask a try very soon and i’m pretty excited!

For nail / feet care, you can now DIY at the comfort of your home with the new products available in Watsons!

Depend (NEW PRODUCTS)

Depend is Sweden’s No. 1 best-selling cosmetic brand that has reached the country’s number one position on their focus categories: nail, nailcare products and niche products for the eye area.  For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing its very own in-house GelLack system to achieve easy and inexpensive, salon-perfect talons at home. Easier to apply and longer lasting than regular polish, its unique removal process ensures a fuss-free and healthier nail experience.

The start kit includes a before/after cleanser, base coat, top coat, an orange wood cuticle stick and an LED lamp. The LED lamp strengthens and dries the nails within minutes, leaving an extremely durable surface. For best results, use GelLack Colour (30 shades available) for a high-shine finish that will last up to two to three weeks. With the GelLack system, removal of nail polish begins with a simple massage of the moisturizing GelLack Removal Oil onto the nails. Soak the nails in warm water for a few minutes and the gel nail can be easily removed with an orange stick with no damage done to the nail surface.

The GelLack Obligatory Start Kit, GelLack Colour and GelLack Removal Oil will be exclusively available at Watsons from March 2015. They retail at $99.00, $13.50 and $6.90 respectively

Scholl (NEW PRODUCT)

A host of unsightly problems can occur when we neglect our feet, including hard skin and calluses. This is all the more prevalent if we often walk in high-heeled or ill-fitting shoes too often. In fact, hard skin is one of the most common foot conditions experienced by everyone globally. As many as three out of five people around the world suffer from hard skin, which equates to 60 percent of the world’s population.

For people who don’t have the time to hit the salon for regular pedicure to get rid of hard skin & calluses, you can use the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi which is a handy electronic foot file designed for ease of use. The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi can be used in the comfort of one’s home to achieve beautiful and velvety smooth feet effortlessly and instantly.

Ergonomically shaped with a soft-touch handle, the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is an electronic foot file specially designed with a fast rotating Micralumina™ roller head that gently exfoliates the feet. Within a single use, one can achieve results similar or even better than professional foot spa sessions. In addition, after every use, the roller head can be easily removed to wash or replace, offering a cost-effective solution for quick beautiful feet results.

The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is now retailing at Watsons stores for SGD $49.90. Roller head refill packs containing two replacement roller heads are sold separately and retail for SGD $19.90. Each roller head can be used for up to 12 treatments on both feet

Kerasal Nail (NEW PRODUCT)

For people who do manicure/pedicure on a daily basis and suffer from unhealthy nails as a result, Kerasal Nail is able to salvage and restore your nails. Kerasal Nail is a clear, colourless non-sterile topical solution that helps restore the appearance of dark and discolored nails. It also helps with softening and smoothening of the outer layers of the nail plate to restore the integrity of the nail surface for individuals who have brittle nails.

Kerasal Nail is a patented formula that combines the keratolyctic, nail softening and hydrating effects of propylene glycol, urea and lactic acid. It contains a unique technology that enables these beneficial ingredients to deeply penetrate the nail plate, so that the nail surface becomes smoother, has reduced discoloration and an improved nail appearance. Supplied in a plastic tube, it comes with a silicon drop tip to facilitate application of the solution to the nail. The ingredients in Kerasal Nail are fully biodegradable, and are free from preservatives and fragrances.

I have just removed my gelish nails (by myself) so my nails are really dry! Will apply Kerasal Nails to all my nails before going to bed. The solution spreads out easily due to the gel like liquid texture and the pointed tip makes it easy for me to spread it on my nails. It dries really quickly without stickiness so i can resume my normal duties asap. After applying for one week, i’m starting to see that my nails are not so dry (the white dried lines are dimishing). Not sure if it helps with whitening of yellowish nails as my nails are not yellow to begin with. 🙂

Kerasal Nail @ $29.90

For lifestyle products, Watsons will be bringing you the Energeyes & Smile Maker~ 

Energeyes (NEW PRODUCT and EXCLUSIVE)

The advent of digital devices such as smart phones, tablets and computers has led to an exponential growth in their usage. Technology has since become an integral part of our lives, with most people spending a large portion of their time on them. With a staggering nine out of ten adults spending more than two hours each day using a digital device, it comes as no surprise that these lifestyle changes have led to an increase in eye-related complaints.

It has been found that the main cause of digital eye strain is due to the prolonged exposure to harmful blue light which is emitted from the screens of our digital devices. It induces excessive focusing of the eyes and reduces visual contrast which puts our eyes at a high risk of digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye fatigue and headache.

Symptoms of digital eye strain can be alleviated with Energeyes Digital Lenses which employs a proprietary technology that is able to reduce harmful blue light by up to 50% and eliminate glares from digital screens. Energeyes Digital Lenses are ideal for individuals who have no corrective needs and contact lenses users. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand is showcasing its latest eye ware to lessen the strain on eyes from glares from digital screens (Retails at $67.90).

Few years back when i did eye check, there was some abnormalities detected (at the back of my eyes, the ‘cup’ in my appears to be too large for my age) so i was told to keep this in close monitoring as it might eventually lead to Blindness!! Hence, i will want to make sure that i took extra care of my eyes to prevent further complication. Since last year, i have been wearing my spectacles with Crizal UV lens to reflect away UV rays (both front and back) that would cause further damage to the eyes. As you know, i cannot be wearing my spectacles all the time (Vainpot me) so the Energeyes Digital Lenses will come in handy when i wish to wear contact lenses. It will prevent digital eye strain is due to the prolonged exposure to harmful blue light which is emitted from my laptop and smart phone.. Say goodbye to redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye fatigue and headache! After using it, i felt that my vision is clearer, brighter and i felt more secured knowing that my eyes are more well protected. 🙂

Smile Maker (NEW PRODUCT and EXCLUSIVE)

This product got me feeling so shy yet excited!~ wahahahaha~ Introducing Smile Makers, the friendliest collection of personal massagers on the planet. Smile Makers’ mission is to make great products that promote healthy sex as a natural part of beauty care – helping women feel confident, sexy and happy, with or without a partner. The brand aims to be the friendliest collection of personal massagers and has sleek designs inspired by four fun personalities – The Fireman, The Frenchman, The Millionaire, and The Tennis Coach. Each product is completely phthalate-free, made with super-smooth, 100% body-safe, FDA-approved silicone.

Meet the “Men”

The Fireman (Red) – He knows his way around a fiery situation and he’s mighty skilled at cooling things down.

The Frenchman (Blue) – A cunning linguist, he may speak in a foreign tongue but he sure knows what he’s talking about.

The Millionaire (Purple) – A classic gentleman and an all-rounder, he’s here to pleasure you like the princess you are

The Tennis Coach (Yellow)– He’s sculpted and fit, with a forehand stroke designed to take very specific aim

Since its introduction in 2012, Smile Makers has earned glowing reviews from media, consumers, retailers and the medical community worldwide – including Belgium, France, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom – as a ground-breaking innovation within its category. Received the ‘Frenchman’ inside the goodie bag and this massager is designed to ‘Tickle’ like a feather~ Have tried to power on the ‘Frenchman’ and there’s different massaging mode and speed.. hahahaha~

I’m sure many of us hates going to the dentist! I HATE IT TOO!!! Therefore, prevention is better than cure… Many of us would make a lot of effort and take really good care of our faces and bodies to regular facials and massages; but how many of us actually make conscious effort to take care of our teeth? To help you achieve good oral hygiene and asthetic, Watsons is proud to introduce new products from the various oral care brands!

Darlie

Established in 1933, The Hawley & Hazel Group is a reliable and trusted manufacturer of high quality oral care products. This includes the world-renowned Darlie brand of toothpastes and toothbrushes, which has a long history as one of the respected and recognized oral care names in Asia.

Shiny white teeth is key to turning up the charisma of a smile and a healthy oral cavity is essential to keeping each tooth looking sparkly white. The new Darlie All Shiny White Multi Care Toothpaste is a multi-care toothpaste tasked to effectively whiten plus deliver seven other benefits all in a tube to achieve a healthy brilliant smile with daily use.

The whitening 1 + 7 benefits include:

• Removes plaque
• Strengthens enamel
• Cares for the gums
• Provides deep cleaning
• Prevents cavities
• Strengthens teeth
• Freshens breath

The Darlie All Shiny White Multi Care Toothpaste retails at $3.45 for 140g and is available at selected Watsons stores.

Sensodyne

If you have sensitive teeth, switching to a sensitive toothpaste such as Sensodyne toothpaste can make a big difference in not only your enjoyment of everyday life, but in your overall oral health as well. Sensodyne is the dentist recommended brand for sensitivity, offering a range of specifically formulated toothpastes. Sensodyne toothpaste works to relieve tooth pain due to sensitive teeth and provides lasting protection all day, every day when used as directed.

Whitening treatments are known for causing sensitivity. Sensitivity occurs when the dentine, which is the inner part of the tooth usually covered by an outer layer of enamel or gum becomes exposed, usually through gingival recession or enamel loss. Unlike other whitening toothpastes that are very abrasive and can worsen sensitivity, Sensodyne True White has a breakthrough patented formulation that is clinically proven to relieve sensitivity. This is the first time that a toothpaste is able to provide sensitivity relief in an ultra-low abrasion formulation which has been proven to remove stains. The absence of abrasive silicas makes Sensodyne True White a unique formulation, making it different from other toothpastes.

Sensodyne True White also contains 5% STP. STP is a chemical that binds with calcium and prevents it from strengthening the plaque, resulting in a weaker plaque, allowing the toothbrush to more effectively clean the plaque. In addition, the binding of STP with calcium also prevents stain from attaching, providing stain protection for your teeth. Sensodyne True White is available at all Watsons stores and will retail for $10.90.

Colgate

Every day millions of people around the world trust Colgate to help care for themselves and the ones they love. From oral care to personal care, from home care to pet nutrition, Colgate makes the products that make you smile. Throughout the world, smiles are the language of happiness, universal expressions of joy. The happiness, health and confidence that come from a bright, well-maintained smile dramatically impact quality of life. As a trusted partner, Colgate offers quality oral care products, including toothpastes and toothbrushes, as well as expert dental health information.

Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health

A healthy mouth begins with healthy gums. To address the needs of Singaporean adults with gum problems, Colgate-Palmolive has launched its first Alcohol-Free mouthwash with gum problems solution – Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health. Targeting the main cause of gum problems, a constant build-up of harmful bacteria in the mouth, Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health works by killing up to 99% of bacteria in your mouth. It also helps to prevent cavities, strengthen enamel and provide you with a long-lasting fresh breath without a burning sensation. Retails at $6.90, with an introductory price of $4.95 in March.

Colgate Optic White Plus Shine

A smile is the best accessory everyone can wear. Outshine the crowd with your smile by making your smile shinier and brighter with Colgate’s latest whitening toothpaste – Colgate Optic While Plus Shine. The ‘Micro-Crystal Particles’ in its newly upgraded formula will gently polish teeth, making your teeth one shade whiter and shinier within a week. With brighter and shinier teeth, it will definitely be a confidence booster! Retails $8.50 for 100gm. For more information on Colgate Optic White, please visit http://www.colgateopticwhite.com.sg

Fancy supplements that will boost your health while rejuvenate & improves your well-being? At the event, we were treated to a detailed demonstration by Gene Oasis on their bird nests. Gene Oasis is the first and only licensed company to operate a certified factory for processing dried bird’s nest and bird’s next extracts. Seeking to provide a safer, healthier nourishment for the whole family. The products are free from harmful chemicals such as nitrites and bleaches, and are scientifically rid of microbial pathogens, including the bird flu virus. With the highest assured quality. Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan bird’s nest products are a nutritious treat perfect for people of all ages at all stages of their lives. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand is introducing Concentrated Bird’s Nest, its latest bird’s nest product. It is pre-cooked in a concentrated form, one can choose to eat it straight out of the jar or as a supplement to sweet desserts or savory dishes.

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Do you know that Bird’s nest is a natural tonic delicacy suitable for consumption by males and females of all age group?

Wellness of Bird’s Nest:

• Beneficial to the lungs, stomach and kidney
• Boost recovery after surgery
• Activate rejuvenation
• Promotes brain development
• Enhance nutrition during pregnancy, post pregnancy and confinement

Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan bird’s nest isn’t too sweet and does not taste artificial. The small bottle of bird nest that you see below has a generous amount of pure birds nest which is still in visible chunky shreds. My TCM sinseh also told me that good bird’s nest won’t melt / break easily when cooked. The texture of the bird nest is smooth and overall taste is not too sweet! The Concentrated Bird’s Nest comes in two packaging sizes – $95, six bottles x 30ml or $152, two bottles x 150ml. It is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores.

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With the aim of using the best in nature to improve the one’s well-being, Kinohimitsu offers a range of range nutraceutical products for all detox, health and beauty needs. The brand utilizes the energy and healing properties of plants in their products to provide thorough, quick and effective remedies to boost the quality of the human body. The key to looking one’s best is to have healthy, glowing skin.

 

During the event, i was particularly attracted to the Kinohimitsu BB Drink . One bottle of BB drink will bring about functional, instant effect and helps restore skin’s natural glow and clarity – not only on the face but the entire body, including the back, hands and legs. It works best for dehydrated, oily and acne skin. Often, skin may look dull and lifeless due to a lack of hydration, lack of essential vitamins or adverse environmental conditions. The Kinohimitsu BB Drink is an instant drink targeted at brightening tired looking skin back to its healthy luminous best. Infused with hydrolysed bird’s nest, chicken cartilage (a source of hyaluronic acid) and fermented yeast (a source of co-enzyme Q10, CoQ10), the drink nourishes, hydrates and rejuvenates every single skin cell in the body for a baby-like, rosy complexion.

The recommended consumption rate for the Kinohimitsu BB Drink is one bottle per day, and is to be shaken well before drinking. What i love most is the taste as it is not overly sweet and it is very tasty! I don’t even have to drink it cold and it already tasted really nice. Currently, there’s a promotion at Watsons and The Kinohimitsu BB Drink Value Pack retails at $39.90 for a pack of six, with four complimentary bottles. Really good deal!

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Kinohimitsu also offers a product to care for our eyes! Caring for your vision can lead to a better quality of life. Your eyesight impacts your performance at work, school, and home. When your vision health is at its best, you perform better in all aspects of your life. However, over time free radicals and environmental exposure such as blue light could damage of eyes, leading to premature macular degeneration and other eye discomforts such as chronic dryness and red veins. Kinohimitsu EyeBright is designed to offer in depth protective elements to the eyes. Coupled with FloraGLO® Lutein, DHA, Lycopene and potent anthocyanins (Maqui Berry Extract & Purple Rice Extract) for ultimate nourishment to the eyes.

Now i’m taking 1 sachet a day before breakfast and i will consume it directly!  Together with the Energeyes Digital Lenses, i hope to protect my vision before it worsen. By taking it directly, it reminds me of the ‘pop-pop’ candies that i had when i was young! The powder tasted good on its own (it has a sweet berry taste) and really easy to swallow it down without any weird after taste.

Aiming to the the Kinohimitsu 6 Day D’tox Plum Juice as my body is in due of a detox and i’m facing digestive issues recently.. This six day program is a smart way to flush out toxins from your body within 2-4 hours , without disrupting my daily life.  J’pan D’tox Juice contains no additives that provides high concentrations of dietary fiber which increases the beneficial cultures in the digestive tract and helps fortify the body’s defenses.

For the makeup junkies, SilkyGirl, Revlon & Kate have launched new products this year!

A home-grown color cosmetics brand of Alliance Cosmetics, SILKYGIRL is an exciting brand that offers a complete range of colur cosmetics for fun-loving teenagers and young working women who desire to beautify themselves. Created especially for young Asian women between the ages of 18 to 25 years, SILKYGIRL aims to develop the right product that brings out the best in oneself. The SILKYGIRL color palette ranges from bold and fun to romantic and exhilarating hues that easily complements one’s mood and persona. The brand aims to help aspiring women look and feel good, as well as believe in themselves.

Attracted to the all new SILKYGIRL Go Matte Lipcolor so i went back to get one in Mystic Rose shade. It has a really sweet rose pink color suitable for everyday use (with an introductory price of $9.90)!  This new matte finish lipcolor from SILKYGIRL glides on easily for a more comfortable wear. Designed to stay on lips for hours on end, SILKYGIRL Go Matte Lipcolor contains Shea Butter, Safflower Oil and Papaya Extract to moisturize, nourish and smoothen lips. Available in 6 shades It’s also made of carmine-free ingredients, is fragrance-free and is not tested on animals. Like all Matte lipstick, the SilkyGirl go Matte Lipcolor will tend to accentuate cracked and dry lips so don’t forget to exfoliate for a smooth and pretty application.

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SilkyGirl has also launched hair-dyes which is a ammonia-free hair color which allows you to achieve natural looking shade of your choice. Enriched with Argan oil, olive oil, Panthenol, whild mango butter and aloe vera, this permanent hair color will nourish & deeply moisturized hair with a healthy shine while preventing dry and damaged hair.

Founded in 1932, Revlon is a global color cosmetics, hair color, beauty tools, fragrances, skincare, anti-perspirant / deodorants and beauty care products company whose vision is Glamour, Excitement and Innovation through high-quality products at affordable prices. Revlon is one of the strongest consumer brand franchises in the world, with products sold in over 100 countries across six continents.

Heard so much about Revlon Lip product and foundation as they are highly raved. Glad to inform that there will be more lip product and foundation added to the collection.

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain

Revlon’s latest lipstick technology brings an innovative formula that provides immediate hydration for your lips. Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain is not a traditional lipstick. It is a liquid lipstick! Infused with water-like hydration, it gives your lips a moisture rich spa throughout day. The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain is available in eight trend-setting shades and retails at $20.90. It is available in Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores.

Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup

The Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup is an innovative foundation that gives skin a poreless, airbrushed look. Featuring light-filtering technology and soft focus pigments that filter light to give skin a flawless, luminous finish, the lightweight formula offers skin medium to full coverage. The Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup is available in five high resolution shades and retails at $30.90. It will be available in Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores from March 2015.

I know we will spend as much effort to doll ourselves up so that we will look out best, but it is just as important to remove our makeup at the end of the day so that our skin will look the best as well… Watsons is proud to present 2 brand new makeup remover products to help you maintain clean and clear skin.

Bioderma

Bioderma’s approach involves reactivating the skin’s natural resources to help it recover the normal functions of healthy skin. With its philosophy of Biologican Mimetism – to innovate by formulas and patents that mimic the natural processes of healthy skin, Bioderma only uses ingredients that are strictly necessary, and selects the purist ingredients at the right doses. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing Bioderma Sensibio Lait Cleansing Milk, the new addition to its exclusive cleansing range only available at Watsons.

With an ultra-light texture, Sensibio Lait does more than just gentle cleansing and removal of make-up from face and eyes. This unique formula containing the TOLERIDINE® patent biologically increases the skin’s tolerance level and reduces skin sensitivity over time. Its non-rinse formula is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Have seen the cleansing power of the cleansing milk at the event, it is able to remove tough and stubborn waterproof makeup in just one swipe.. Will certainly give this a try soon when my current HG Covermark Cleansing milk finishes.

Bioderma Sensibio Lait is available exclusively at Watsons from March 2015 at $26.90 (250ml).

Fans of Cetaphil, the No. 1 Dermatological Skincare Brand in Singapore, can now achieve cleanliness on-the-go with the latest Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths.

Adapted from its best-selling predecessor, Gentle Skin Cleanser, the high-quality, one-use woven cloths are pre-moistened with the soap-free formula to remove make up and dirt without causing irritation, anywhere, and any time of the day. With the same effectiveness and gentleness of the cleanser, the cleansing cloth ensures that perfectly cleansed and supple skin is always within an arm’s reach.

The Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths infused with the Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. The travel-friendly pack comes complete with ultra-soft, non-comedogenic, fragrance free and pH balanced cloths that contain humectants water, stearyl alcohol and propylene glycol to lock moisture into the skin, cetyl alcohol, allantoin and zinc gluconate to support the skin barrier and surfactants, to gently break up dirt and impurities on the skin’s surface. The re-sealable lid ensures that the 25 pre-moistened cloths do not dry out and moisture is sealed tight within the package – perfect for men and women leading active lifestyles who desire clean, supple and healthy skin on-the-go. Will be reviewing this soon as Cetaphil has just sent me another pack! So Stay Tune! 🙂

Hope you find the introductions & short reviews beneficial! I have also gave the Watsons eStore a try when i need to replenish some necessities. Watsons has heard the feedback of their customers and has expanded their digital footprint with the launch of their online store, bringing convenience right to customers’ doorsteps, especially for individuals who do not have time to visit Watson’s brick-and-mortar stores or people who wish to avoid the crowds.  With a 24/7 shopping offering, it is easy to shop anytime, anywhere with just a click away which enhances customers’ shopping experience.

The Watsons eStore not only features in-store products, but also will also feature many more exclusive products and brand offerings, as well as bulky items that are not typically available in brick-and-mortar stores. I find that the eStore is very easy to navigate as it is segmented into various categories – Health, Skin, Makeup, Hair, Personal Care, Baby and Lifestyle. In addition, i can even locate the latest deals and promotions very easily under the ‘HOT’ category.

With the online shopping, i am able to skip payment queues and i can choose between self collection or delivery.. Delivery is free for those who spend a minimum spend of $80 and items will be delivered within the next two days by a trusted and reputable carrier. I chose self collection as there’s a Watsons store located at Punggol Plaza which is a 5 mins walk from my place. When the items are ready for collection (Within 3 working days for my order), i received an sms and an email notification. Items were packed in a box securely and i can just grab and go.. 🙂

Online shoppers are also able to enjoy deals and gift with purchases just like at the store, with the listing of redemption schemes and promotions laid out on the purchase page itself. As part of Watsons’ 27th anniversary celebrations, the brand would like to thank customers for their loyal support throughout the years with a special surprise gift added to each purchase order for online shoppers during the entire birthday month of March.

 Thank you so much for reading and remember to visit the Watsons’ stores to check out the new arrivals~

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Watsons Singapore’s website and Presskit

Putting the Cyber Colors Black Label Foundation Series to the test!

Talking about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), i’m a firm believer of them as they are beneficial to health while treating the root cause and will balance the body (minus the side effects)..  My husband always tells me western medicines are always full of side effects and they will not treat but mask the problem. This is why we will try to control the intake of Western medication and rely mostly on TCM (Anyway this is our own preferences so you can disagree. hehe!)

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Likewise for my makeup and cosmetics, beside being natural, i’ll be happy if they also contain a blend of herbal extracts which provide ultimate skin solutions. When SASA Singapore has contacted me to do a review on their newly launched Black Label Essence Foundation series, i have decided to accept it as the range is infused with precious ancient chinese herbal extracts. Definitely sounds like what my skin and what i need!

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The Black Label Essence Foundation series by Cyber Colors is researched and developed in Japan to give one flawless silky skin from within.  All the products are formulated with a blend of precious herbal essences to unveil the natural beauty of Asian Women. Much more than a makeup, the series also tackles uneven skin tone, dehydration, oily skin and other skin problems. The new series feature 5 items including moisture base, foundation and powder foundation, giving skin a firmer, younger look.

All the 5 products are formulated with a blend of precious herbal essences to care for the skin while creating the most luxurious and perfect complexion.

Ginseng Extract – Contains ginseng saponin, polysaccharides and vitamins, rich in nutrients to promote skin cell renewal, boost skin regeneration, strengthens skin structure and maintain skin elasticity

Cordyceps Extract – Provides antioxidant functions; helps slow down cell aging, brightens up dull complexion and keeps skin young and healthy

Reishi Extract – Effectively enhances micro-circulation, hydrates and smoothens skin

Angelic Extract – Works at a deep dermal level to promote blood circulation and enhances metabolism, leaving skin soft and tender.

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I have received the Black Label Essence UV liquid FoundationBlack Label Essence UV Cream FoundationBlack Label Essence Silky Loose PowderBlack Label Essence UV Powder Foundation in my press kit.

The Cyber Colors Black Label series is highly recommended by a renowned makeup artist from Japan, Takashi Hoshi. He is the designated makeup artist for numerous international celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Maroon 5 and Pink, as well as Japanese Supermodel Ai Tominaga. Takashi Hoshi has very strict requirements for makeup products and chooses his foundation carefully.

‘Delicacy and perfection are the keywords of Japanese makeup; a perfect foundation must have a light and silky texture as well as skin-caring benefits. Cyber Colors Black Label Essence Foundation Series provides the skin with loads of moisture and nutrients while diminishing all imperfections. It’s my most recommended foundation range’

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To help one create a flawless canvas, the five products are formulated with a delicate and lightweight texture. With each application, your skin is regenerated to a new radiance with an even complexion that shines with youthful beauty.

Here’s a step-by-step guide with Black Label Essence Foundation series for a flawless face canvas that’s great on every face, every occasion.

Step 1: Application of the Ideal first Layer Base with Black Label Essence UV Moisture Base SPF 35 PA++  to enhance the brightness of skin and for long-lasting makeup

Formulated with Fine Fit Polymer (allows foundation to fit onto skin), Soft Bright Powder (makes skin tone brighter) and Micro Lasting Powder (coated with highly emollient squalane to help absorb excess sebum), the Essence UV Moisture Base will glide onto the skin to form a thin layer which effectively locks up moisture (due to the natural herbal moisturizing ingredients), smoothes out fine lines & coarse pores. The base will give skin a matte finish by absorbing excess sebum which leaves it looking fresh and allowing color to stay the entire day. It also contains SPF 35 PA++ to protect skin from harmful UV light, free radicals and prevents melanin production.

Ingredients: Angelica, cordyceps, ginseng extract, Grape oil, sweet orange oil, rosewood oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Oil & Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (No artificial flavors, sweat and water resistant.Suitable for all skin types)

Direction for use: After your morning skincare regime, apply evenly onto cheeks, forehead, nose and chin prior to foundation. 

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Prevents makeup from melting and controls sebum with UV Moisture Base (30ml @ $39)

Step 2: Cover your flaws & Imperfection with Foundation!

Formulated with pore gradation powder, this moisturizing and lightweight Black Label Essence UV liquid Foundation SPF18 PA++ blends into the skin with perfect evenness for the look and feel of bare skin. Its soft and hydrating texture helps create a sheer texture while effectively improve the quality of skin roughness. Herbal essence infuses skin with nutrients and moisture, leaving it smooth, soft and conditioned. It has pores invisible powder (Pore Gradation Powder), durable anti-sweat and oil, and cover the pores and fine lines. It contains SPF18 PA + + sun protection factor which helps protect against UV rays and prevents black pigments formation.

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Black Label Essence UV liquid Foundation SPF18 PA++, 28ml @ $55.90

How to use it: After using the SPF 35 PA++ Black Label Essence UV Moisture Base, use sponge or foundation brush to apply liquid foundation to press from inside to the outside evenly on the entire face and neck.

Ingredients: Angelica, cordyceps, ginseng extract, lime peel, olive leaf extract and licorice (Non-fragrance and Suitable for all skin types)

Available in 3 shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Natural, 03 Beige

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Was given the Black Label Essence UV liquid Foundation in shade 02 Natural and it is an excellent match.. The fluid foundation has a medium coverage but not build-able to full coverage. It covers redness well but i have to use it with a concealer to conceal my brown post acne marks.. The liquid foundation has a light creamy texture when dispensed, glides on smoothly and doesn’t make my skin caked in makeup.  Due to the light texture (feels watery on skin while it will turn powdery when i blend it), it feels like nothing is on my face after application and there’s a refreshing feeling.. I’ve also noticed my skin feels more moisturized and comfortable after wearing it.  It doesn’t look cakey on me and it did not oxidize on my skin. As the foundation has moisturizing benefit, it will be good for people with dry skin. Oil control factor is very good (maybe due to the fact that it is hydrating my dehydrated skin well) so my face did not become an oil-field at the end of the day. It offers a semi-matte texture after application and i kind of like the slight dewy look. It not only brightens up my dull complexion and even out skintone. This liquid foundation will be suitable for your everyday use for a natural and luminous complexion.

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Covers redness well!

If you want a foundation with better coverage, the Black Label Essence UV Cream Foundation SPF 18 PA++ will help you create a long-lasting perfect face canvas with the effect of sweat & oil resistant formula and moisturizing & repairing ingredients. Its rich and nourishing, though never sticky, silky texture effectively smoothes out fine lines, diminishes pores, pigmentation and all imperfections. It contains a fusion of herbal extracts which delivers a continuous surge of essential hydration, regulates sebum for all day comfort and coverage and helps skin appear firmer, more contoured and ageless. Contains SPF18 PA++ sun protection factor, the UV Cream Foundation also helps to protect against UV rays, preventing the formation of melanin

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Black Label Essence UV Cream Foundation SPF 18PA++, 30ml @ RP: $69.90

Ingredients: Ganoderma lucidum, Angelica, Ginseng extract, Kawadani seed and Peach kernel extraction (Non-fragrance & Suitable for all skin types)

Direction for Use: After applying black label essence UV moisture base, apply evenly from the inside to outside of face and neck using sponge or foundation brush.

Available in 3 shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Natural, 03 Beige

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This is my first encounter with cream foundation and i have to say that it has a thick creamy consistency (So there’s no doubt on the coverage strength)… The Black Label Essence UV Cream Foundation (02 Natural) is stored in a classy shimmery black tub which makes it quite impossible for you to bring it out for touch up (Unless you want to transfer some of it to a smaller container). But due to the excellent coverage and long-lasting effect, touch up isn’t necessary if you set it with loose powder.

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As you know i have very sensitive acne prone skin so i was quite worried to use such a heavy coverage cream foundation. Decided to give it a try one day when i was heading out for a 2 hours workshop to try it out! Although my skin has improved and breakouts more controlled, i have very uneven skin tone with some brown post acne pigmentation.

Although cream foundation is something which i never imagine myself using it, i’m quite amazed with it as it provides excellent coverage but yet natural looking (No fragrance too so it stays mild on skin). With just a small amount (Which i have applied it using my trusty Real Technique Foundation Brush), it blends into my skin well without looking cakey! With this cream foundation, it makes my skintone looks very even and it covers up my pigmentation well (i can even skip the use of a concealer).  As per the picture below, you can see how well is the coverage. I have some brown spots on my hand and with a thin layer of cream foundation, it managed to conceal it very well.

The cream foundation finishes off with a matte finish but it is better to set it with loose powder so that it will last longer. I wore this foundation for about 5 hours and i was glad to see that my skin still remains matte when i came home… However due to the thicker texture, i have to use an oil-based makeup remover to get it off… It has not add-on to any breakouts on my face and i’m really impressed with it. Will use it during special occasions when i need a ‘thicker’ than usual makeup.. 🙂

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Picture on the right – With the cream foundation on

Step 3: Finish and Set your Makeup with Black Label Essence Silky Loose Powder

After you prep your skin with base makeup and foundation, it is important to set your make up with loose powder. This will allow makeup to stay on for longer, even it and give the skin a matte and natural finish. The Black Label Essence Silky Loose Powder has a silky smooth, extremely fine and comfortable feel so that it goes on light without caking your makeup.  It contains reflective pigments that optically diffuse skin imperfections and minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless, even glow. Recommended to use it after Black Label SPF 18 PA++ Black Label Essence UV Liquid Foundation or UV Cream Foundation, the powder will further allow your skin tone to look more even and brighter and makeup more long-lasting. Complexion glows with natural radiance, appears fresh and luminous all day long.

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Black Label Essence Silky Loose Powder (6G @ $49.90)

Ingredients: Angelica, cordyceps, ginseng extract & Licorice extract (Suitable for all skin types)

Direction for Use: After applying Black Label Essence UV liquid foundation or cream foundation, use a makeup puff or brush to apply the powder lightly onto face for long-lasting makeup.

Available in 2 shades: 01 Lucent, 02 Natural

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I have used this Black Label Essence Silky Loose Powder (01 Lucent) to set my UV liquid foundation or cream foundation so that my makeup stays longer and skin looks matter. The Silky Loose Powder is really silky and finely milled so it feels really light on skin. It goes on translucent (no white cast) so i can use it over my foundation without ever powdery or heavily made-up. It definitely does it exactly what its needs to do, sets my make up and keep skin matte and feeling velvety smooth! Together with the foundation, i feel that my makeup stays and is kept matte due to its good oil control power! On normal days, i will also dust on a layer of the loose powder after my regular skincare regime as the powder contains SPF so that my skin can enjoy sun protection. I also realized that with the powder, my bare skin does not secrete that much oil.

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No white case after application on my bare skin

Step 4: Touch up Black Label Essence UV Powder Foundation SPF 23 PA ++ to keep your makeup looking fresh.

Touch up and yet remains natural looking is made possible with Cyber Colors Black Label SPF 23 PA++ Essence UV Powder Foundation due to its silky and delicate texture. It contains very fine powder making skin more uniform, soft and natural with every touch up. This skin-loving textured compact combines Complex Powder and Moisturizing Powder that builds up a moisturizing film on your skin, resist sweat and oil and controls excess sebum. It has micro powder reflects light and brings radiance to dull, uneven-toned and lifeless skin. Dark eye circles, wrinkles and pores are diminished too. It also contains SPF23 PA + + sun protection factor, helps protect against UV rays, preventing the formation of melanin

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Black Label Essence UV Powder Foundation SPF 23PA ++ (11G @ $55.90)

Ingredients: Angelica, cordyceps, ginseng extract & Licorice extract (Non-Fragrance and
suitable for all skin types)

Direction for use: For touch up, gently dab sponge onto face to remove excess sebum, then apply the foundation by sponge onto skin, pressing lightly

Available in 3 shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Natural, 03 Beige

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The UV Powder Foundation comes with a velvet pouch so that you can protect the chic glossy casing, really thoughtful of Cyber Colors! For touch up purpose, i will recommend that you use a brush to pick up the foundation (Use it like loose powder) instead of using the provided sponge.. With the sponge, i find it picks up too much powder which seems too heavy for touching up purpose.. But if you use it alone (as foundation), there’s no issue as skin looks very natural looking.. Like the rest of the foundation, the powder is indeed very fine and can be blended on smoothly and evenly (i am using 02 Natural shade). Would say that if you use it on bare skin (as a foundation), it has a medium coverage which can be built to full. It does hide most imperfections – Skin redness is covered up well but for brown pigmentation, i have to pile more to hide it completely… The finish is Matte and skin feels incredibly lightweight after application without cakiness. The oil control ability loses out to the cream foundation but i feel that it is decent… Although skin feels greasy by mid-day, it does not look that shiny.. Would use this as a normal foundation instead for touch up (hehe! it is just my preference).

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(L) Bare skin (C) With 2 layers on (R) With 2 layers on my face (Matte and Brighter look

Cyber Colors Black Label Essence Foundation Series is now available exclusively at all SASA stores.

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from SASA’s website and Presskit.

5 best beauty tips for everyone – work it with Sephora!

Was surfing youtube recently and i came across a video on Snail Facial!!! OMG, my hair was standing and i cannot imagine having slimy creatures crawling on my face.. Certainly, this bizarre beauty treatment is not for the faint hearted and not forgetting other craziest beauty tips in the industry. In this post, i have sum up 5 beauty tips that will work for everyone and without the expense of freaking yourself out. And the best part is, you can get the beauty products mentioned in this blog post at the comfort of your own home!

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Shopping at Sephora has been made easy via the online Sephora portal at ZALORAHave I mentioned that i love patronizing Sephora?? It is a ‘beauty-heaven’ for the ladies –  The concept, the layout, the products and it is impossible for me to emerge the stores empty-handed.

Alright, back to the beauty tips. You don’t have to burn a big hole in your pocket in order to look good. The 5 simple beauty tips below will save you the trouble and money while letting you put your best face forward:

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1. Cleanse Cleanse Cleanse!

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 acne and sensitivity).. I can’t stress this enough! Would you go to bed without brushing your teeth? Then why would you go to bed with a full face of makeup on? Your skin won’t thank you for ‘harvesting’ clogged pores and pimples on it.

Like what Jolene Hart, an American beauty and health coach said – You might be able to wield a mascara wand with expert dexterity, but don’t forget the skincare basics. “Flawless skin is everyone’s best beauty asset,” says Jolene Hart, an American beauty and health coach.

Tip #1: Remove Your Makeup and double cleanse or risk looking like this in the morning:

With just a cotton pad and some makeup remover, you can save yourself a whole lot of skin angst when morning comes. And if you’re too lazy or tired,  simply purchase some makeup wipes and it will do the job well. But do remember to double cleanse (with your regular cleanser) to make sure that all makeup are being removed from your skin!

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SEPHORA Express Cleansing Wipes – 10 Pieces @ $6

2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Not just your skin, but your body too.

According to Debbie Strong, the senior health editor at Everyday Health, the best thing you can do for your appearance is to drink lots of water. Hydration helps your skin stay moisturised and glowing, boosts your metabolism, and keeps your energy levels up.

Besides drinking enough water, it is important to keep skin well-moisturuzer as dehydration skin is the root of many skin problems.  When skin lacks moisture, it will turn dry and cause irritation (Hence the sensitive skin). When skin is dry, it causes more oil / Sebum to be produced so as to protect the skin (Body’s natural reaction and hence the oily skin + outbreaks). Moreover, dry and patchy skin will look unsightly and it might cause you discomfort as well…

To keep skin hydrated and well protected, drink at least 8 glasses of water daily and spritz water on your face too to keep it hydrated + refreshed. Invest in a gentle, hydrating spray like this softening facial mist from Sephora, which is formulated with lotus extract to sooth and refresh the skin instantly. Delicately scented, this mist will leave skin well hydrated at any time of the day.

Tip #2: Hydration! Your skin will thank you for that 🙂

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Softening Facial Mist 150ml @ 12.00 SGD

3. Throw out expired makeup and keep the current ones clean.

For eye makeup such as Mascara and eyeliner, lifespan after opening is about 3-6 months.  Liquid eye products (Especially) will begin to gather a lot of bacteria after about three months so it is not advisable to use it longer than you should on your delicate eye area. To save yourself from nasty eye infection, toss expired eye products away..  Opened lipsticks, lip liners or lip glosses should go if they are more than a year old, while powders – loose or pressed – stay good for approximately two years… As a tip, do indicate the date of opening on all your makeup products so that you can keep track on the expiry. 🙂

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Bye Bye ‘Old’ Makeup!

Do you know that bacteria will breed and lurk on your makeup brushes and applicators? Not forgetting oil residues and dust as well! To prevent from spreading the impurities onto your skin (which will eventually lead to skin problem), do clean your brushes and applicators regularly.. You can wash them using a regular bar soap. After which, spritz your brushes with Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner and gently swipe the brush bristles with tissue before air-drying them… Repeat this procedure every week to keep brushes and your skin clean!

Tip #3: Discard expired makeup and clean your brushes regularly!

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Professional Daily Brush Cleaner by Sephora @ $12

4. Nails! Healthy & Strong Nails!

We love pretty nails but do remember to ‘rest’ your nails from time to time as too much nail polish can weaken our nails and strip away the essential oils to maintain strong nail enamel. To restore your nails, rub a mixture of lemon water and olive oil onto them twice a week. Or you could apply a nail hardener like this one from Sephora which helps to strengthen and protect your nails. The Sephora 3 In 1 Hardener Care works to strengthens and protects nails. It contains micro-fibers that visually fill the grooves to totally smooth nails and enriched with pro-keratin assets known to promote naturally lengthening nails.

Tip #4: Nails, do not neglect them!

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3 In 1 Hardener Care by Sephora @ $14.00

5. Lastly, show your hair some love and maintain its health, shine and texture in tip-top condition

Face it, it is not easy to maintain healthy-looking hair as it will tend to get dry / damaged hair with lot of tangles and spilt ends.. We are often subjecting hair to chemical treatment and it is costly to get your dry hair fixed with regular hair treatments at the salon. Moreover, your hair condition will worsen due to UV rays, stress, styling and heating tools etc which causes shine to fade and hair becoming brittle. To improve weak hair condition, have a diet full of healthy oils. Salmon, avocado, walnuts and eggs.  This all-in-one moisturising oil from Sephora is also your best friend in treating your hair right.. This all-In-One Moisturizing Oil is suitable to be used for the body, face and hair for all-round moisturization. Delicately scented, with a non-greasy texture, it also nourishes and protects the skin / hair / body.

Tip #5: Eat well and moisturize for glossy, tousled hair.

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Sephora All-In-One Moisturizing Oil 125ML @ $22

Hope you have enjoyed reading this article and have a great week everyone! 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description are extracted from Zalora’s website