(Sponsored Review) Have you heard about the all-new ZA Hydration White series & Aqua Label’s Gold Series?

2 weeks back, i was invited to a pre-launch event by ZA and Aqualabel whereby i was introduced to the newest additions to the brands.. Weather in Singapore has been really crazy nowadays – very harsh sun + little rainfall.. Besides piling on sunblock to eliminate the harm from UVA/UVB exposures, other methods of coping with the hot weather will include a good skincare system in place to improve skin’s health and also drinking enough water to prevent dehydration…

To deal with dark spots while prevent skin from darkening due to sun exposure, ZA is proud to prevent a new range that will contribute to visibly brighter, hydrated and more translucent skin.. In the all-new ZA Total Hydration White series, three products – Za Total Hydration Day Cream White, Night Cream White and BB Cream will form the “White Evolution”.

Here’s bare-faced Charmian trying on the new ZA Hydration White BB cream.. As compared to the first BB Cream UV from ZA, the new version of ZA Hydration White BB cream contains higher SPF (SPF 50 PA+++), and better coverage. Moreover, the BB cream is more long-lasting and has additional whitening capability while it covers because it contains Double Whitening complex whitening agents, Tranexamic acid & Vitamin C.

With just one layer, Charmian’s skin looks more even, smoother and brighter.. Best of all, the BB cream looks very natural on her without any greyish tone..

The new ZA Hydration White BB cream is said to contain many benefits all in a tube. It helps to correct patchiness, brightens skin, act as a makeup base, shield UVA rays, moisturize skin, silky smooth clarity,  is non-sticky, make skin vibrant, cover dullness, conceals pores, create healthy skintone. Basically, it is all-in-one product that contains sunscreen, skincare and high coverage uniform complexion ‘enhancer’.

Characteristics of the ZA Hydration White BB cream

1) Acting as a make-up base or foundation, the BB cream is long-lasting as it controls excessive sebum production. Hence, it will leave skin silky smooth and fresh for long hours without having the need to touch up.

2) It helps to absorb excessive sebum as it contains Oil control powder made from potatoes (Whereby it has a hollow structure to absorbs sebum)

3) It also contains poreless powder to smooth out complexion and to hide imperfection as the powder creates a natural light diffusing effect so that pores and bumpy surfaces are hidden.

4) As mentioned, the BB cream helps in skin’s whitening process because of Orange oil ingredient.. It is extracted from all natural orange fruits and the extract helps to deoxidize formed melanin on the upper epidermal layer.. Overtime, spots and freckles will be lighten and skin tone will brighten.

5) Shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as it contains SPF 50 PA+++.

First impression: Not bad! Feels light on my skin and blends into my skin easily without oily film.. Moreover it don’t have a grey cast on my skin and it looks really natural with the yellow beige tone. Although it contains high SPF 50 PA+++, the BB cream isn’t as greasy as i have imagined.

My Verdict: Tried this BB cream when the state of my skin is dull with some breakouts..  Because it contains SPF PA+++, i did not apply another layer of sun-screen beforehand.. Upon application, the BB cream glides on easily without leaving ashy tone behind.. Instead, my skin brightens up and skintone becomes more even… As there’s only one shade for this BB cream, i’m glad that it does not turn out to be too dark on my skin and upon blending it becomes a natural beign tone.  Coverage is decent (I would say medium) as it managed to conceal most of my post pimples marks but it doesn’t hide redness well and i have to use my tinted pimple cream to ‘concel’ one red angry acne. Overall, the texture is light, non-sticky and not cakey.. Will recommend this if you are running late in the morning and will want a fuss free product to hide some of your skin’s imperfections.

As you know, it is a MUST to apply moisturizer before you apply your makeup as it act as a protective shield… As part of white Evolution, ZA also introduces a whitening day cream and night cream to protect + whitens skin 24/7…

The ZA Total Hydration Day cream white support whitening by suppressing possible skin’s melanization while reduces dark spots and freckles.. It stays light on skin but yet hydrating enough without greasiness.. After application, skin will also appears to be brighter.

Characteristics of the  ZA Total Hydration Day cream white

1) The day cream contains Amino mineral complex which helps supply moisture to skin and prevent skin from drying..

2) Has double whitening capabilities as the day cream has whitening agents tranexamic acid and Vitamin C.. With this complex, melanization will be controlled and pigmentation / dullness will be eliminated to attain skin clarity.

3) Fortifies the skin’s protective barrier and makes skin resistant to damage

4) Shield UVA and UVB to firmly protect skin against UV damage (SPF 18 PA++)

First impression: Although i don’t like moisturizer that is cream-based as they tend to be heavier, i have to say that the ZA Total Hydration Day cream white can be absorbed into my skin fast without any oily after feel… I love the fact that it leaves my skin matt looking..

My wedding is approaching and i wish to stay fair but sad to say that the weather is terribly hot recently. Therefore i have decided to use the Day Cream on my upper body as a form of sun-protection.. Because the texture is light, it gets absorb into my skin really fast without weighing it down.. After using it for a few days, it doesn’t lead to clogged pores on my chest area and i really love the mild citrus scent of this cream… The one rant about this product is the ‘not so high SPF’ which requires me to reapply it often so as to stay well-protected.

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At night before you sleep, ZA wants you to indulge in whitening process too! With the ZA Total Hydration Night cream white, the night cream will moisturize your skin to give you luminous, fair and well-protected skin the next morning. 

Characteristics of the ZA Total Hydration Night Cream White 

1) Night cream contains raspberry fruit extract that moisturizes skin from within coupled with double whitening agent for fairer, smoother and more luminous skin.

2) Like the day cream, it suppress melanization, improves spots and freckles and dullness.. Overtime, bright skin with better clarity can be attained…  Night cream also contains the same double whitening complex (whitening agents)tranexamic acid and Vitamin C.

3) The night cream will form a barrier to protect skin from damages and replenish it with plenty of moisture .

First impression: I was expecting the night cream to be creamy in texture but glad to know that it is actually gel-based. After spreading it over my skin, it melts into a light watery layer and then disappears into skin without leaving my skin sticky.. After application, i love how it leaves my skin hydrate, soft and supple!

If you are interested to get any of the 3 products, it is available exclusively in Watsons at pocket friendly prices..

BB cream UV White, $15.90

Total Hydration Day Cream White, $14.90

Total Hydration Night Cream White, $14.90

So what’s new from Aqua Label? If you are following my blog (in particular the Watson’s Day Out Entry), you will know about the existence of this new ‘GOLD’ range…

The all-new GOLD range is actually a new skincare series from Aqua Label to address Skin-aging’s concerns. Recently i have come across so many anti-aging products but what’s so special about this range is that it contains Fermented Royal Jelly!!! I’m currently taking Royal Jelly supplements as it is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals and said to improve skin’s texture, balances hormones and helps to improve vitality… As such, this star ingredient in the GOLD range will activate skin cells and build on skin’s youthful vitality by revitalizes the dermis and help increase fibroblast. Moreover, the royal jelly went through Fermentation whereby revitalizing effect will be boosted and brings about more beneficial effects.

In addition, it contains the brand’s patented High Density Moisture (Aqua EX base) technology that will keep every inch of the skin hydrated so as to bring about a dewy glow.  Another effective ingredient will be M-Tranexamic Acid which reduces chronic inflammations and by doing so, it helps achieve luminous skin when dark spots and freckles are eliminated.

Upon usage, users have feedback that there were instant effects whereby skin feels softer, more supple and less dry… With regular use, skin will be more moisturized and there will be reduced signs of aging and dehydration. This range of products also contains soothing and subtle rose mist fragrance to give a comfortable feeling when using it.

The Anti-aging Gold range has three items under its series and they are exclusively available at selected Watsons stores.

AQUALABEL Wash Ex ($17.90, 130g)

A creamy cleansing foam which cleanse the skin effective yet staying gentle on the skin. Containing Hyaluronic Acid and Asian Ginseng Extract, it will fight signs of aging by providing skin with an ultra-moisturizing boost.

AQUALABEL Lotion Ex ($26.90, 130ml)

Acting as a toner / softener  this lotion rich with double Hyaluronic Acid will prep skin with nourishment to increase its elasticity and active ingredient M-Tranexamic Acid to reduce pigmentation.

AQUALABEL Royal Rich Essence ($35.50, 90ml)

This moisturising essence is rich in Hyaluronic Acid and Asian Ginseng Extract to increase skin’s hydration while staying light in texture. Upon application, skin will be instantly rejuvenated and appears to be more radiant.

Was given the AQUALABEL Wash Ex for review and i have passed it to my fiance as he ran out of facial cleanser.. I’m currently reviewing another cleanser for acne-prone skin (On top of the newly added DHC washing powder) so can’t give this a try yet..

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So after trying it, here are his reviews:

Texture: Rich creamy foam after lathering with water. The facial foam has a nice floral scent but it isn’t overwhelming so i can accept it..

Ease of Use: Although the cleanser has a creamy foam texture, the cleanser can be easily rinsed off without much rubbing…

Overall Experience: After washing off, my skin feels clean and it doesn’t feels tight… Normally i will have dry patches on skin if the cleanser is too drying.. However, i did not experience any after washing the cleanser off.. Will definitely continue to use this cleanser in the long run..

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Before i go off, if you are a ice-cream lover like me! Do give Seventh Heaven a try as they serve really awesome Ice cream and Waffles! Not only that, i love their website and it has been sometime since i came across such a well-designed site.. Really magical and it really captivate my heart! Click on it and you will know what i meant.. 🙂

Seventh Heaven is located at Orchard Central (Level 2). Being the first Singapore gourmet retail / events ice-cream company which offer customization services, it tailors savory ice creams to suit the high standards of corporate customer’s preferences  As for retail consumers, one can expect high quality and sinfully creamy ice-creams that are so irresistible.

The ZA / Aqua Label event was held at Seventh Heaven and first ice cream that Charmian recommended me was Bak Kwa ice-cream!!!! I have to say that the ice cream selection can get really exotic and besides Bak Kwa, be prepared to see flavors like Pineapple Tart and Kuek Bangkit!!!

For a start, i ordered the ice-lemon tea and i thought it will be the regular ice tea with a slice of lemon.. I was in for a surprise when i was served with ice-tea + LEMON SORBET!! In the past, i love sorbet a lot (the more sour, the better!).. But nowadays i have such weak gastric that i don’t dare to take too sourish or spicy food.. The sorbert from Seventh Heaven was sour (a little too sour to my liking) and icy.. To combat the level of sour-ness, i added quite a fair bit of sugar syrup and allowed the sorbert to melt on its own.. The drink actually tasted good when the sorbet melted into the ice-tea bit by bit and mixed with the sugar syrup.

Ordered the Waffle Set with 1 Scoop Ice cream and i regretted not sharing it with others.. Personally i felt that the set was enough for 2 paxs so i had a hard time trying to finish eating it (but sad to say i never did).. The waffle was done just the way i like it – Crispy, slightly buttery, fresh, dense and not too dry!!! The scoop of  salted Caramel ice-cream complement the sweetness of the waffle very well.. How can i not mention about the texture of the ice-cream? The ice cream has a super creamy but not too sweet and smooth texture that tasted really superb! I was raving to my fiance about this waffle set and he told me he also wants to try! Alright, i shall give him a treat one day..

Seventh Heaven also generously served us with a HUGE Rainbow Mudpie but I was too full from the waffle + ice cream so I had to give it a miss.. 😦

Do remember to check out the newly launched ZA and Aqua Label products in Watsons store… I will strongly urge you to try the affordable ZA night cream and BB cream!

Will be back with more reviews once i return from Malacca… I’m taking a short break before the crazily packed May arrives! In the meantime, take care everyone! 🙂

(Sponsored Review) My new found love – Jasmine water BB cream!

Hello everyone!! Now i’m back with the review of the BRTC BB cream as promised! 🙂

If you are looking for a BB cream suitable for sensitive skin, continue reading! Before i tried the BB cream from BRTC, i will try to avoid using BB cream due to the texture.. Because the texture of BB cream tends to be on the thicker side, it’ll leave behind a sticky and sometimes greasy after-feel.. Because it is thick, my skin is unable to ‘breathe’ properly. Once the BB cream is mixed up with sebum on my face, pimples will start to erupt on my face..

Due to the thick texture of BB cream, my beautican has told me to steer clear of BB cream as she told me it will definitely clog my pores. I listened to her as she knows best and because of the nature of my skin, i cannot pile too many layers of skincare products / make up products in order to prevent breakouts…

Initially when SASA approached me to do this review, i rejected the offer as I’m afraid that my skin will have adverse reactions again.. However, Kiyora (the marketing in charge from SASA) has reassured me that the BB cream will be suitable for my sensitive / acne prone skin… Moreover, this BB cream has received many positive reviews so i have decided to take this ‘leap of faith’..

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‘As mentioned in my previous post, BRTC is a popular cosmeceuticals brand from Korea and 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.. Its star product – Multi-Functional BB Cream captured plenty of Asian women attention and created a sales record of 50000 in Japan..

The BRTC BB Cream Line is dermatological tested Smart functional BB and Sun-care product line.. The BB cream consists of sun care ingredients to help double protect against UV-A and B.. Beside this, the BB cream provides customized solution to address different skin’s concern. With only one product, you can now create beautiful and healthy skin tone by maximizing the makeup effects as well as skin protection.

Although it is a 2-in-one product, the BB cream will feel like own skin while creating a real skin tone finish… Now you can be beautiful and skin will stay healthy with BRTC BB Cream Line

The BRTC BB cream line is suitable for all skin-types (even those sensitive ones) as it contains Blue Complex, a plant patent ingredient. This blue complex was formulated and patented with the aim of improving skin and reducing irritation from external environment and sun damage. The Lavender and other blue flowers in the blue complex will activate the growth of new cells, helps with sebum control and provide hydration needs.

The ‘Blue Complex is discovered when French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefoss discovered the amazing healing power from blue flower when he burnt his hand during an experiment. After he applied lavender extract on his burns, the skin on his hands healed very quickly without much complication..

Thus using the Lavender’s healing power, BRTC has gathered these blue color flowers backed up with research and state of the art science to formulate the best botanical skincare and cosmetics line for soothing and healing irritated and sensitive skin. After application, the blue complex will provide an immediate soothing function as well as anti-oxidation based on elements from blue plant as lavender and chamomile.

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The BB cream that i will be reviewing today will be the Jasmine water BB cream and this BB cream will help soothing , moisturizing of dry and sensitive skin while it covers up your skin’s imperfections.

The BRTC Jasmine Water BB cream is a triple function BB cream that will whiten, repair wrinkles and protect skin against harmful rays. The BB cream contains 5% jasmine extracts (real jasmine flower) that will provide full moisture control.

The BB cream formulated with Jasmine, together with the Blue complex will help soothe and moisturize  dry and sensitive skin and create moist and bright skin tone expression. Not forgetting this BB cream is a Perfect Protect system as it helps to provide oil control and prevent skin from sun damage.

This brightening, moisturizing and Soothing BB cream for Dry and sensitive skin will protect dry and sensitive skin from further damage (as it reduces inflammation, hydrates and re hydrates) while it creates a soft, bright complexion.

The ingredient list – see if you can spot the Blue complex composition.

Some key ingredients include:

Moisturizing and Soothing – Jasmine flower, Green Tea Plant, Portulaca Oleracea and Blue Complex

Nutrition Supply And Restoration – Sweet Almond oil and Centella Asistica

Whitening and Wrinkle care – Arbuntin and Adenosine

The BB cream has a creamy texture and can be absorbed easily into skin without oily / sticky after-feel.. What you see under the BB cream is a layer of moisture (Not Oil if you are thinking of that)… The BB cream also has a nice Jasmine scent and do you know that Jasmine will give you luxurious skin as it provides strong moisture control and enables smooth adhesiveness on skin.

I’m gonna put the BB cream to few tests..

Test of Coverage : Good as it  is able to conceal my greenish veins well and even out my patchy skintone.

Test of  Soothing Power: I have a red patch on my hand and normally it will take sometime before the redness will subsidy as i have thin / sensitive skin.. I applied some BB cream onto the affected area and leave it on for 10 mins..

After 10 mins, most of the reddness is gone ( FYI, i did not do any editing to this picture ).

Upon application of the BB cream onto my face, it doesn’t leave behind any stickiness and the color of the BB cream matches my yellowish skin-tone very well.. The BB cream also provides excellent coverage for my skin as it can hide most of my uneven skin tone (reddish patch on some parts of my skin + brown spots left behind by my pimples).. Although it covers imperfections well, the BB cream stays natural and make my skin look more radiant..  Best of all, my skin feels softer after i removed my make up (i guess it is the Blue complex at work!)… So far no breakouts or any adverse reactions as i have used it for a few times and with proper make-up remover, it won’t clog pores. Because my skin will become very oily after a few hours, i cannot comment much on the oil control function of this BB cream as i did not use a primer prior application… But what i can say will be that the BB cream doesn’t feels heavy on my skin at all times.. Lastly, i really love BB cream nice jasmine scent and it feels as if i’m wearing jasmine flowers on my face. 😀

As you can see from my picture below, the BB cream matches my skin tone very well and it looks so natural… If you are looking for a light-weighted BB cream suitable for sensitive skin, please do not wait any longer and try out the Jasmine water BB cream soon.

The BRTC BB cream Line is exclusively sold at S$32 each in selected SaSa Stores…. Do try it out and let me know how it fares..

Have a great week everyone! 🙂

(Announcement) Have a Blooming Beautiful Day with ZA total Hydration BB Cream UV.

All of us have our lazy moments but do you know you can still look good without putting in much effort?

Yes! I’m talking about having radiant looking skin without applying a lot of products. Here’s how you can do so..

ZA has launched a 12 in 1 BB cream which will give you a healthy glowing look.. Yes! All in just a bottle!!! 

Retailing at only $15.90, this affordable 12-in-1 BB cream will comes in handy whenever you are feeling lazy or rushing for time..

It promises to:

(1) Conceals Dullness (2) Conceals Pores (3) Creates Healthy Skin Tone (4) Evens Skin Tones (5) Brightens Skin (6) UVA

(7) Moisturizes Skin (8) Makes Skin Smooth and Translucent (9) Non-Sticky Formula

(10) Livens up Skin (11) UVB (12) Perfects skin for make up

This product also has Triple benefits – Skincare, Foundation and Sunscreen Benefits

Skincare Benefits:

1) Contains Amino Mineral Complex which helps deeply moisturizes to guard and strengths skin’s protective barrier to make it more resistant to damages.

2) Prism Enhancer will smoothly removes excess surface cells and supply skin with needed moisture.

3) Non-sticky finish to keep skin fresh with sebum absorbing powder.

4) Has Vitamin B Derivative to energizes the skin’s inner cells so that your skin will glow healthy.

Foundation Benefits:

1) Pore-less Powder diffuses light to reduce uneven skin-tone and unsightly large pores.

2) Oil Control Powder Spreads Smoothly and Pleasantly over all skin types.

3) Has Color Control Powder which will perfectly ‘sits’ well onto skin to give it a natural looking finish while correcting dullness , conceals imperfection and uneven skin tone at the same time.

4) Acts as a make-up base / foundation.

Sunscreen Benefits:

1) SPF 43 PA+++ Firmly Protects Skin from Harmful UV rays

2) Despite of high SPF, it is non clogging and dermatologist tested.

Its dainty girly packaging contains 20g of BB goodness which made it so convenient to bring it around.

Usage is simple as well – Just take an appropriate amount on fingertip and dot on both cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. After-which, smooth over the entire face with your fingertips from the center outwards.

During the event, we had a comparison test done between Brand X BB cream and ZA total Hydration BB

Color Test!!

ZA BB Cream: Pinkish Tone 
Brand X BB Cream: Grayish and Ashy Tone

Point given to ZA as Pink Tone will suits Asian skins more to give it a more lively and healthy look.

Coverage and Finish Test!

ZA BB Cream: Covers well and has a Matt finish.
Brand X BB Cream: Sheer and finishes off with a slight sheen.

Point given to ZA as it can really covers better and has a matt / non-sticky finish.

The ZA BB Cream is only available in one shade as it will settle down and oxidizes to match all skin tone.. Unless you are really very tanned, this BB cream will blend into your natural skin tone well after sometime…

Thank you ZA for the small and cozy event…
Also, remember to stay tune to their FB page as they are running a contest soon..
More details will be furnished once available!

Now with the ZA total Hydration BB, you can have a blooming beautiful day even in Singapore’s hot and humid climate.. 🙂
Do grab one when it is launched in May 2012

Have a happy day everyone!! 😀

Time for Another Giveaway!! GOWOONSESANG EXPERT (DR. G)

Happy Boxing Day Everyone..Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas with your loved ones..
I enjoyed mine – with lots of food, laughter, games and blessings..

Therefore, while i’m still in a holiday and Joyful mood, i want to continue to bless my readers…
This time, i’m giving away 3 sets of Dr G’s sample products – Brightening Balm and White Aura Serum..

More details can be found at the end of the post so stay tune…

GOWOONSESANG EXPERT (DR. G)

ROOT WHITENING SYSTEM – WHITE AURA LINE

I’m sure that this brand is new to most of us so allow me to do a quick run through..

In August 2011, Mr Gun Young – CEO of Gowoonsesang Cosmetics Korea re-launched one of its skin expert line based on total solution of Gowoonsesang skin experts.

Its whitening range with Root Whitening System – White Aura Line promises to provide whitening needs through a 3-step Root Whitening System. 

Step 1 – Suppress the formation of melanin

Step 2 – Suppress the movement of melanin

Step 3 – Suppress the coloring process of melanin

This 3-step concentrated melanin suppressing mechanism will enable users to have clearer and purer complexion.

The key ingredients of this product line consists of:

(1) Cell-Light Complex – Complex of α-Melight that will control and reduces melanin production.

(2) Cell Active White – suppresses the movement of melanin

(3) Edelweiss extract will provide anti-oxidant effect.

‘White Aura Line’ comprises of Toner, Serum, Spot Care and Cream. All products are approved by Korea Drug and Food Administration (KFDA) as safe whitening products.

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White Aura Skin Lotion @ $32.90 (140ml)

This Whitening lotion contains mild acid which will help reduces Melanin and dead skin cell which gives instance improvement for dull skin. This product to be used after cleansing will provide intensive moisturizing effects to alleviate flaky dead skin and gives you clearer, hydrated and brighter skin. It contains Swiss White Lupines and Organic Edelweiss extracts which gives a clear and bright skin tone and reduces skin tension after cleansing.

White Aura Serum @ $55.90 (30ml)   

This refreshing gel based whitening serum contains Cell-Light Complex to give skin a three-step melanin-blocking and whitening effect. It also lightly moisturizes the skin and together with Niacin Amide promotes the separation of dead skin cells to lighten the melanin pigmentation. In addition, this serum has Peppermint and Rabdosia Rubescens extracts to build skin elasticity, reduces sagging pores and even out skin tone. Over time, skin will be brighter, moist, firmer and clearer from within.

White Aura Spot Cleaner @ $45.90 (30ml)

This spot cleaner works like an eraser and will reduce pigmentation like spots and freckles. Containing Cell-Light Complex, Licorice extract and Gigawhite, it will remove aging cells, reduces dark tones, brighten, moisturize and soothe skin. Upon application, it will be absorbed deeply into skin.

White Aura Cream @ $52.90 (50ml)

This gentle formula whitening cream promises to deliver rich moisture deep into skin while whiten and firm skin at the same time. Over time, you will get brighter and healthier skin without any sights of uneven skin tones, freckles and spots.

Ingredients include:

Cell-Light Complex and Rabdosia Rubescens extracts to target on melanin and reduces redness for purer and clearer skin.

Sunflower Seed extracts to improve on dull skin tone due to lack of elasticity and provide skin a total whitening effects.
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GOWOONSESANG EXPERT (DR. G) is available exclusively at Sa Sa Cosmetics.

Now, time for the giveaway…..

Dr G BB Cream (Brightening Balm SPF 30 PA++)

Dr G White Aura Serum

To win a sample set for yourself, just tell me one of your new year resolutions for 2012…

Remember to leave your comment at the end of this blog post (in the format: Comment +  name + Email address). I will absorb the cost of postage (Normal Postage). Do note that this giveaway is only open to people residing in Singapore and i will be using a Random Number Generator for the selection..

This giveaway will ends on 09 Jan 2012 @ 10 am and results will be out on the following day.

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♥ Special thanks to SASA for making this giveaway possible

(Sponsored Review) Surviving the Zoo Visit with Maybelline Pure Mineral B.B Mousse

We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo
How about you, you, you,
You can come too, too, too,
We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo
Remember this catchy song which we used to sing when we were young?
During my younger days, my mum would force me to carry a water bottle during my ZOO visit..
Of course, priority changes when i grow older..
Beside keeping myself hydrated, i will want to look good too while walking under the hot sun.
Therefore, a good canvas which is long-lasting and yet doesn’t clog the pores will be essential…

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Maybelline Singapore sent me this product a few weeks back and looks like the ideal product to help me achieve a flawless look. Being an innovative and lightweight canvas that offers fuss-free natural looking radiance, this highly anticipated Pure Mineral BB Mousse (First ever in the mass market) will help users to achieve pore-less look effortlessly. Its simple dollop of soft, airy mousse gives all-in-one TLC while it moisturizes, conceals and brightens skin tone while providing UV protection.

Developed in Japan, the Pure Mineral B.B Mousse is formulated while keeping in mind the busy schedule of every modern women in today’s society. Specially designed as a one-step ultra-lightweight skincare solution – its pure mineral will smoothen pores and enhance complexion with a healthy and fresh nude look. Its texture will provide a even / good coverage while allowing your skin to breathe at the same time.

The secret lies behind the power of B.B Ingredients in a Revolutionary Mousse which helps in skin regeneration and soothing. At the same time, it will nourish skin while strengthening the skin’s natural protective ability.

Containing Micro minerals and BB ingredients, this 8-in-1 skincare solution will

1) Hydrates every inches of your skin

2) Brightens Skin

3) Provides supple skin

4) Even out pores

5) Reduces dullness

6) Reduces redness

7) Refine skin Texture

8) Protects skin against UV rays with SPF 30/PA+++

Another secret lies with its breakthrough mousse formula – Maybelline took B.B cream one step further by creating an easy alternative to achieve poreless perfection. The micro air bubbles embedded within the foam will allow the mineral pigments to be evenly dispersed, while giving an instant pore-erasing effect. The mousse (in natural shade) will be suitable for all Asian skin tones as it will blend on your skin naturally to give a nude look.

Something to take note: To prevent wastage, remember not to apply too much force while pressing on the nozzle.. As it is my first time trying a mousse-based make-up, i used too much force and ended up with too much product on my palm… -_-

Step by Step Guide to natural looking radiance using this BB mousse

Apply / Smear the mousse on different parts of your face.

Gently pat and ‘spread’ the mousse until it is evenly distributed on your skin.

You might wish to apply a thicker layer on areas which requires more coverage.

Remember to apply it on your neck area to prevent any obvious contrast (which is a big NO NO)

Once the canvas is done, follow up with your blusher, eye-liner, Mascara, lip-stick etc and you’ll be ready to go.

Plus points about this Mousse

This product is easy to use and coverage is build-able. It really covers up my pores / redness well and it doesn’t feels heavy on my skin. Oil control is relatively good as my skin remains Matt for about 5 hours (even walking under the hot sun). I only have to blot my face during lunch time at about 1 pm (i have the make-up on at about 8 am). I’m not a big Fan of BB creams as it tend to clog my pores but after using it for a few times, it doesn’t result in this problem.

Negative points about this Mousse

As i have fair skin-tone, the shade seems a little too orangery on my skin so i had quite a difficult time trying to blend it.. To resolve this, do NOT apply a thick layer and dust on a layer of loose powder to tone down the orange tint. I repeated this step on my neck area as well to prevent any form of color contrast.

Some photos taken during the zoo visit.. Enjoy 🙂

The hairy looking pig

The fat and lazy Hippo.

The Snowy-looking Tiger

Smelly pigs once again.

Otters!!!

Elephant, Elephants~

Ending the day with the intelligent and cute Sea-lion show..

My Make-up still looking good at the end of the day…

The mousse will be available (in Watson, Guardian, SASA, major supermarkets and hypermarkets and selected departmental stores) from November 2011 and retailing at $23.90.

Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Instant Skin Smoother – Your Secret recipe for natural looking radiance.