As Chinese New Year approaches, SK-II debuts its first-ever commemorative Chinese New Year SK-II Facial Treatment Essence New Phoenix Limited Edition.
Inspired by the courage and strength reflected in the “Wings of Change” festive collection, the Chinese New Year Limited Edition incorporates into its design the beautiful resurrection of a phoenix, which in traditional Chinese culture symbolizes auspicious harmony.
Paper cutting or “Jianzhi’ is an ancient Chinese art form that signifies celebration and good fortune. The SK-II New Phoenix Limited Edition combines this traditional Chinese art form with the design of a phoenix, a symbol of female empowerment, to express virtue, elegance and rebirth.
The Chinese New Year Limited Edition was designed to inspire women and their loved ones to bring in the new spring with hope and confidence, and encourage them to believe in themselves, take hold of their destinies, and join hands with SK-II to embark in a new journey to crystal clear skin, #changedestiny and welcome a beautiful new year.
I was delighted to attend an exclusive SK-II media session just recently in late January for the launch of their first commemorative limited edition bottle for Chinese New Year, held at SEVIIN @ TANGS.
Celebrity Make-up Artist, Larry Yeo, was there to share tips on how to best prep your skin to achieve that radiant look for Chinese New Year as well as make-up tips for a natural, fresh looking makeup that will last through the long days of visiting.
Next, an experiment was conducted to compare rate of absorbency and level of moisturisation of SKII latest product, Facial Treatment Oil, with 3 other luxury brand oils.
Cleansing is an important part of my daily beauty routine. To achieve a healthy-looking skin, I always ensure my face is thoroughly cleanse every night. When it comes to makeup cleanser, I actually prefers cleansing oil than milk. I find that cleansing milk is milder and it doesn’t really clean off makeup as well as cleansing oil do.
I’ve recently obtained the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil and after a few weeks of usage, I decided to review the product.
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a rich formula of Pitera and Apple Seed extract that deeply cleanses pores and effectively eliminates even the most stubborn makeup, mascara and sunscreen. This 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover leaves skin clear and radiant. Recommended for combination to oily skin types.
Based on the ingredient list, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a high concentration of mineral oil. This clear odorless oil cannot become a solid and it doesn’t clog pores or cause acne. Though it’s somewhat greasy but it doesn’t suffocate my skin. Hence, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil is also suitable for combination to oily skin types too.
It also contains a rich formula of Pitera, the fifth ingredient on the list. I spotted Citric Acid in the list, the small amounts of this ingredient helps adjust the pH of the the product to prevent it from being too alkaline.
You can’t deny eyebrows are often the first thing we notice about a person. I believe good looking eyebrows are an important contribution to your overall beauty. Makeup artists consider well-groomed brows act to frame the eyes and highlight your best features.
Korea is often the epicenter of Asia beauty trends. Soft straight brows, a huge trend in Korea for a while, is dubbed the exclusive Korean makeup style ‘Ulzzang’ or 얼짱, the Korean word for ‘best face’ or ‘good-looking’.
CLIO, one of the popular mass market makeup brands in Korea, has recently introduced a collection of brow products – The Kill Brow Collection. I was pleased to receive a couple of the them recently. Award-winning actress and celebrity figure, Kong Hyo Jin (above image), is the spokesperson of the brand.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, with just the right tools, you can perfect your Korean brows with Clio, the Asian Brow Expert!
The Clio Kill Brow Tattoo-Lasting Gel Pencil, priced at S$14.90, are great for beginners. These brow pencils give a soft look as they go on naturally and smoothly, without the risk of harsh lines.
This 2-in-1 brow pencil comes with 2 tips – creamy gel pencil on one side and screw brush (to comb and line brows) on the other side.
On October 18th 2015, the face of Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue and acclaimed international model David Gandy, had visited Sephora ION Orchard in Singapore to celebrate the brand’s widely awarded summertime fragrance.
The Light Blue Fragrance
Capturing the world for over a decade, the Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue fragrance was re-launched in 2012 to reinforce Dolce&Gabbana’s Mediterranean heritage and champion this much-admired scent. ‘Pour Homme’ remains unchanged, apart from its modernized design to consistently reflect the look of ‘Pour Femme’. Specific to the Light blue pillar, the fragrance is a casual and breezy, sparkling fruity-floral scent that evokes the spirit of the Sicilian summer.
Every year, the brand also launches a limited edition version of the fragrance duo, and this year Dolce&Gabbana introduced Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari.
Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari
Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016! Thank you so much for all your support and love this past year. Womenlovebeauty wishing all lovely readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! Let’s start making our new year’s resolution now! Have a fabulous 2016!
Benefit Cosmetics threw a mini party at their Benefit boutique at Westgate for the launch of their Bling Brow in Singapore some time back.
Their Global Brow Authority, Jared Bailey, was specially invited down from San Francisco, California to share with us some brow tips as well as how to add that extra sparkle to our brows for the holiday seasons.
We were treated to a “live” demonstration of the famed Benefit brow waxing service by our very own National Brow Artist, Jerlyn Low, from Benefit Cosmetics Singapore. I experienced it for the first time earlier this year and is now a fan. You can read my brow waxing and brow tinting experience here.
After grooming the brows, it’s time to glam them up with Bling Brow.
Christmas is just around the corner, have you thought of anything to buy for your mom, colleagues, best friends or loved ones? Well we know that Christmas is a beautiful time of the year but honestly, it can also be very stressful especially if you have loads of things to do and haven’t gotten a present for them yet.
I will suggest find the perfect gift to make them look and feel amazing this Christmas and choose from premium skincare and cosmetics brands like Clinique. The gift of great skin is probably one of the greatest anyone can bestow on a friend or loved ones.
This Christmas, Clinique offers 14 specially curated holiday gift sets not just for women but for men too! These value for money gift sets range from skincare, makeup, body care and fragrance that are packed in lovely boxes. And don’t forget they actually provide free wrapping too. Here’s sharing with you some of the festive gift sets you may consider.
Clinique Even Better Clinical, priced at S$143.
Clinique Moisture Favourite, priced at S$75.
A few weeks ago, I’ve attended the SK-II #changedestiny World Festive Edition at VivoCity to preview the 2015 Limited Edition Festive collection of Facial Treatment Essence.
I was pleased to join host Jean Danker to celebrate this season of gifting, with musical performances by Singaporean songbirds, Tay Kexin and Nathan Hartono.
This festive season, SK-II transforms its iconic Facial Treatment Essence to elevate the true meaning of gifting. The 2015 Limited Edition Festive collection of Facial Treatment Essence comes in three distinctive designs, each symbolising Boldness, Encouragement, and Perseverance.
Themed ‘Wings of Change’, the limited edition designs symbolize the beauty in transformation as you embark on your #changedestiny journey, and the possibilities of soaring beyond your potential.