Unveiling Althea’s Beauty Boxes~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Active Ingredients includes 

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

Ceramide as skin component, moisture attracting substance blocking moisture evaporation

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

Aloe Vera Leaf impart moisture deep into skin

Souble collagen delivers moisture energy and firming effect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wet Brush Sugar Skull Edition – No More Tug Of War!

Hello everyone! I have a love hate relationship with my long hair! No doubt i look more feminine with long hair, i have coarse and stiff hair which tangles veryyyyyy easily! It is bad to the extend that i will need to ‘coat’ my hair ends with hair oil first before i can comb it properly! Detangling of knots can be painful and frustrating; not to mention that my hair will drop and break if i exert too much force to comb through the knots.

To resolve this problem, i will have to use a specific brand of hair brush which i have mentioned it a few times in my past entries. The life changing Wet Brush come in very handy if you have thick, curly, straight hair, long hair or simply hair that tangles very easily. Wet Brush is great for people with curly hair that tangles and breaks off easily . The Wet Brush is the best-selling detangling hairbrush in the US and it comprises of specially formulated soft flexible IntelliFlex™ bristles which detangle hair with ease. The intelliFlex bristles are thin, strong and highly flexible with its adaptive flexibility to eliminates tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping when combing. This hair brush is a God sent product to keep my thick, unruly, easily-tangled and unmanageable hair in check! 🙂

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Wet Brush with IntelliFlex™ bristles

Over the last four years, the Wet Brush has established itself in the U.S. market for professional hair brushes and is now considered Number 1 in its class. The Intelliflex bristles are what make the Wet Brush so special and it has set a milestone in the hair care industry. The bristles have intelligent flexibility whereby they will ‘know’ when to be firm and when to be flexible. The bristles’ flexibility enable users to carry out protective and pain-free detangling while combing their hair. The bristles are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. They glide through hair (wet or dry) effortlessly detangling and prepping for healthy styling.

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Wet Brush with IntelliFlex™ bristles

The tips of the IntelliFlex bristles also helps to massage the scalp to circulate blood flow! Besides being highly flexible and soft, the Wet Brush‘s bristles tips are ‘coated’ so it serves as a protection. It works excellently on hair extensions and wigs as well!

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The design of the Wet Brush is also sturdy and well thought of! It has a long handle which enables you to have a firm grip which makes brushing more effectively and easy. The entire brush is made of rubber-like material which enables you to have a better grip while combing your hair.

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Currently, i’m using the collection series “Wet Brush – Sugar Skull” released specially for Halloween. Something different from the usual conventional design. 🙂

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Till date, no hair brush is as good as the WET BRUSH. This detangling hair brush enables me to brush through tangles ‘friction-free’ so as to provide greater comfort, ease and zero pain. As mentioned, i have thick hair with coarse texture and it gets tangled very easily… Without applying hair oil first, it is almost impossible to comb through the knots with a regular hair brush.

With the Wet Brush, i can comb through newly washed hair without applying anything on it prior. i just have to glide the brush through my hair effortlessly without pain and the tangles will be removed in just a few strokes. It causes less damage to hair when it detangles hair so effortlessly and painlessly. Without the need to tug too much, there’s lesser breakage, no pain and fewer hair drop. After combing, my hair also appears to be smoother and less frizzy! I’m really pleased with the hair brush as it helps detangle my hair without much effort, lesser damage and no pain.

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Effortless combing with the Wet Brush!

The Wet Brush Sugar Skull Edition retails at $19.90 in selected Guardian, Watsons, and BHG stores.. Highly recommended to give Wet Brush a try as it is the best hair brush that i have ever come across and it is so reasonably priced…

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from The Wet Brush’s presskit

Experience Oil as Light as Feathers with Lucido-L Argan Oil~

Ooopss! I’m so sorry for the disappearing act again as i have been really busy!!!! Just came back from a 2 weeks business trip and straight after returning, i had to pack and prepare to move over my new house!!  These few months have been a really challenging period while trying to juggle work and house renovation matters. I really wish that i’ve more time to sit down for some ‘ME’ time!! Talking about which, i have to start to prepare for my upcoming business trip to Australia tomorrow. 😦

Due to the lack of ‘ME’ time, it has been 5 months since i last visited a hair salon!! OMG!! As a result, my hair is in a very bad state – Dry, damaged and full of tangles! Sob! As i had some time to spare during dinner time on Wednesday, i have decided to pop in to a salon to have a quick hair cut.. The stylist had a hard time trying to comb my hair due to tangles! Not forgetting that it was a painful experience as some part of my hair had bad tangles. Before i left the salon, she reminded me to use hair oil to treat my hair on a daily basis..

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Dry and Damaged Hair!! 😦

As i am a very lazy person, i will minimize the amount of products i used on my hair. I don’t even use conditioner on my hair on a regular basis due to laziness.. hahaha! This time, i will heed the hair stylist’s advise and use hair oil to treat my hair so that it won’t tangle so much..  Thanks to Lucido-L, i have two bottles of Argan Oil which will be put to good use. 🙂

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Are you often caught in a dilemma of wanting beautiful hair but tired of using hair treatment products due to its texture? Many ladies will shun away from usual hair oil because they are greasy, weigh down your hair and leaves unsightly streaky hair thereafter. Lucido-L understands and this is why they have formulated the Lucido-L Argan Oil with such light  texture. Understanding the ease of beauty of hair styling does hand in hand with healthy hair. Lucido-L’s latest offering of the Argan Oil Series promises softer, silkier and shinier hair without the baggage of heavy and limp hair. Despite being incredibly lightweight, this series is jam-packed with everything Argan oil offers – Moisturizing, Repairing, Hydrating and Nourishing.

Lucido-L Argan Oil is extremely lightweight as it is compressed under high pressure (10,000m deep-sea pressure) to flatten each molecule. The increased surface area helps to boost absorption and coats each hair strand with smooth and silky finishing. Completed with a fruity floral fragrance made up of ingredients such as apples, peaches and jasmine, your hair will smell as good as it looks.

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Lucido-L has sent me two types of Argan Oil for review and they are the Argan Oil Ex Oil and Argan Oil Rich Moisture. Do you know that Argan Oil is known as ‘liquid gold’? Argan Oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of argan trees in Morocco. Packed with high performance ingredients such as antixoidants, fatty acids and Vitamin E, argan oil moisturizes and promotes healthy hair growth. This exotic blend not only repairs damaged hair, it treats split ends and also leaves hair with a veil of natural healthy shine.

If you have thin/ normal hair, use the pink bottle, Argan Oil Ex Oil for feather-light and flowy hair.

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Argan Oil Ex Oil (For Fine to Normal Hair) deeply moisturizes hair for a consistent healthy glow and suppleness.

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If you have thick/ damaged hair, use the gold bottle – Argan Oil Rich Moisture for luxurious, smooth and silky finishing.

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Argan Oil Rich Moisture (For Thick / Damaged Hair) intensively repairs hair for a consistent healthy glow and suppleness.

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Both the Argan Oil Ex Oil & Argan Oil Rich Moisture can be used as a UV protector, hair treatment and heat protector.

UV protection: Use in the day to protect hair against harmful UV damage and also helps give hair a healthy glow

Use on towel dried hair to deeply repair hair from within

Heat protection: Use before hair dryers/ styling tools to protect hair from direct heat damage

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I’m using the Argan Oil Rich Moisture as i have thick and damaged hair.. Lucido-L is stored in a dark glass bottle to prevent the light from breaking down the healing properties of Argan Oil.. Packaging wise, i love the glass pump bottle as it is more sturdy and convenient to use.

Will use the 1 pump of the  Argan Oil Rich Moisture on each side of my hair in the morning. Since Argan Oil Rich is oil-based, it might seem oily and heavy. However once it is fully absorbed, there’s isn’t any greasy heavy after-feel. A personal tip, do not pump the oil and apply it on your hair at one go.. Instead, pump in small quantities and work through your hair in sections to achieve better results.. The treatment oil has an amazing fruity scent and i cannot emphasize how much i love the smell!! After application, hair tames down, looks shiner and feels smoother instantly. I can slide my fingers through my hair easily to detangle. You can use this treatment oil in many ways such as heat protector, to hold curls better, pamper your hair throughout the day, before shampoo to nourish and prep hair etc. :)

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Argan Oil Ex Oil and Argan Oil Rich Moisture retails at $16.90 each.

Lucido-L will be announcing a big surprise (read: free samples) on their Facebook page very soon. Simply head over and follow them to receive updates!

* Disclaimer: Products Description and information are extracted from Lucido-L’s Presskit.

Indulge in Retail Therapy via Beautiful.me!

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

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

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

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

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

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Tools and Ingredients Required for the Bento

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Bento completed by the Instructor.

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Bento Making in Progress.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2 capsules a day for healthy brain and heart~

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

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

FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan 750ml

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

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

Bioglan Superfoods Chia Seeds 750g

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

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

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

Bifesta Cleansing Gel Liquid 230ml

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

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

Winter Organics Natural and Organic Chamomile Facial Cleanser 100ml

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

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

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit consists of:

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

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

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

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

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit

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

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

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo (355ml)

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

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner (355ml)

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

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Deep Conditioner Pack (50g)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ready for Chinese New Year With My New Hair-Do by Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon~

Hello everyone! It has been 4 months since my last visit to Le Jean and till date, my hair color still looks good (Apart from the black roots. haha!). Decided to get a hair cut and hair color done as Chinese New Year is approaching. 🙂

No prize for guessing but i headed back to Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon to get my hair done! For the past years, Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon has been taking excellent care of my hair and i will walk out of the salon happy and satisfied each time. Le Jean is truly a hidden gem with very affordable prices and most importantly, excellent services! Jean (Its creative director) has more than 30 years experience and she’s London Trained. Having won a few awards before  (eg. 2011 Successful Entrepreneur & 2013 Singapore Excellence Award), so you will be in good hands!

Pardon my damp and messy hair! haha~

Due to the fact that charges are reasonable and quality of the hair services is good, Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon will always be packed with customers. I was there on a weekday and the salon was packed! But thank God that i made an appointment so i don’t have to wait so long for my turn.

As usual, i did not have any hair style in mind and told Jean to decide for me~  Jean gladly took on the challenge and assured me that i would be satisfied with the end results. She told me that she will use ash brown as a base colors while completing the look with some highlights. As my spectacle frame has green color at the sides, Jean told me she will do green + light brown highlights for me to complement it. There’s no need to do any bleaching as she will be using a new hair dye which doesn’t requires pre-lightening of hair. 🙂

Without further adieu, Jean started off with the highlights! After waiting for 30 mins,the highlight colors had set in so it is time to wash it off! Jean remembered that i have scalp issue so she took that into consideration while dyeing and washing my hair (like rinsing with cold water and applying the hair color away from it~).

Highlighting in progress~

Newly washed hair!

Next, Jean colored the remaining portion of my hair with ash brown and i like the fact that the hair dye is odorless! After coloring my hair so many times at different salons, i must say that the ones that Le Jean is using has the best effect on my hair! Color stays vibrant for a long period of time and it doesn’t dries out my hair as much! Moreover, it is odorless!

After drying my hair, Jean trimmed my hair a little and Knowing that i have sensitive scalp, Jean also applied the BioSys scalp revitalizer before she blow dry my hair! This cooling scalp treatment (aka ‘爽’ treatment. LOL!) acts as intensive care for my scalp to help prevent persistent thinning hair and regulates sebaceous secretion. It contains special botanical extracts to help promote hair growth, nourishes and strengthens the hair bulb. This treatment also helps to re-activate the circulation in the scalp and restores hair to its optimum condition. The scalp treatment is soothing and refreshing! Love the long-lasting cooling sensation that came after the revitalizer touched my scalp, 爽!

Even after the hair color, my hair still remains glossy and soft (see the obvious healthy-looking shine!). Do you know that all stylists at Le Jean will style your hair (it is complimentary!) after each chemical treatment? This time, Jean did C curls for me which i love it soooo muchhhh!

After 2 hours, i left the salon feeling very happy and satisfied! The different colors and highlights created so much depth and it brightens up my appearance! I cannot stop touching my hair as it seems so much softer and smoother as compared to before.. 😛

Thank you Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon for taking good care of my hair all these years! Le Jean is truly a hidden gem with very affordable prices and most importantly, excellent services!

Currently, Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon is having amazing promotion to celebrate its 15th Anniversary:

  1. Color (One tone): $70 all length
  2. Argan Oil Rebonding / Korean perm: $108

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Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon is located at 14 Scott Road #04-17 Singapore 228213. Make your appointment by calling 67372272 or 96649275.

Thank you Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon for the love and i’m already looking forward to my next hair appointment!