SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition & Festive 2016 Coffrets

 

Just 2 weeks ago, SK-II hosted an intimate SK-II #changedestiny Festive Party at VivoCity to unveil the Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition Designs with Singapore Celebrity Ambassador Rebecca Lim.

Oh my, time really flies! Christmas is just around the corner!

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

This festive season, SK-II’s iconic Facial Treatment Essence now dressed in a beautifully crafted design inspired by traditional Japanese marbling, Suminagashi, also known as “floating ink” in Japanese.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition design available in gorgeous hues of red, blue, and green.

The art of Suminagashi was chosen for its powerful philosophy which states that there is no wrong drop, each dot and swirl come together to create a unique art piece. It also serves as a powerful reminder that anyone can paint their own path in the same way that simple ink and water can be transformed into a masterpiece, one drop at a time.

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[REVIEW] Enlighten + PicoSure = Two Is Better Than One

Earlier this year, I was invited to try out the PicoSure laser at Dr Joseph Yang’s Aesthetics and Medical Clinic in Wisma Atria. If you had read my earlier review on PicoSure laser, you would have known by now that it is one of the latest generation of aesthetic laser which administers laser pulses in picosecond (trillionth of a second!).

Unlike the previous generation of nanosecond technology lasers which utilise photothermal (heat) energy, picosecond lasers use photomechanical impact (light pulses) to directly target skin concerns without causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. They are much more powerful and safer with very little or almost zero downtime. And for that reason, they are gaining popularity among the aesthetic doctors in Singapore.

Dr Yang was the FIRST doctor in Singapore to own a PicoSure Laser, and his PicoSure Laser treatment has recently won him the ‘Style: Best Beauty Treats 2016’ award by Style Magazine.

Constantly seeking betterment of his practice of an aesthetic doctor, Dr Yang is always on the lookout for aesthetic medical equipment for his patients. When he saw that there is another high-performance Picolaser (known as Enlighten) that is tunable and highly customisable to treat different skin concerns, he knew he had to get it. So now, he did it once again by being the FIRST and ONLY doctor in Singapore to own BOTH the PicoSure laser and Enlighten laser.

Dr Yang was very kind to invite me for another round of laser treatments.

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Review of my ZOEVA Haul at Sephora

 

We were thrilled when Sephora Singapore approached Womenlovebeauty to blog about the awesome makeup products available on their online store.

We knew we had to say yes because we have been wanting to try out this highly raved German makeup brand called ZOEVA for the longest time. ZOEVA do not have any retail counter yet, so the only place to get is at Sephora!

Being a beauty junkie, I was like an excited little girl entering a candy store when I browsed through the wide variety of products (makeup/skincare/makeup accessories etc) from an extensive list of brands. LOL! The products are systemically sorted based on brands/categories/prices etc and the filter function proves to be a very useful tool for their consumers to search for a specific product from a specific brand. Make online shopping a breeze!

The package came when I was away holidaying in Seoul and I had to re-schedule my delivery by Ninja Van. It proved to be an easy task as well, and soon the package arrived the next morning after I got back home.


Yay! My Sephora haul has safely arrived at my doorstep! And in perfect condition!


Say hello to my eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow primer, blush palette, and 3 makeup brushes from ZOEVA. Oh yes, not forgetting to mention a pair of falsies but not from ZOEVA though.


Check out the TRIPLE bubble-wrapping! Love how meticulous they are when it comes to making sure breakage-prone makeup items are well wrapped and protected before sending the package out.


The mandatory flatlay shot of my Sephora haul :D Notice there is an additional item which I did not mention earlier? It’s the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream which I picked as my free gift during check out. Gonna try out that product too! Continue reading →

[REVIEW] My 6HD Eyebrow Embroidery Treatment by Paramedic Aesthetics

 

If eyes are the windows to our souls, then eyebrows are the frames!

Not sure if you know, but eyebrows are deemed as the most important facial feature on our face. A pair of well-groomed and shaped eyebrows not only accentuate our eyes but also have the power to transform a face.

I didn’t know that until when I started plucking and drawing my eyebrows at the age of 17. My granny scolded me when saw my disastrous and pathetic (over-plucked) brows. LOL! She was my eyebrow master, someone who taught me how and what a pair of good eyebrows should look like (and needless to say, she had a pair of beautifully-shaped brows).

I guess it was from then that I started to get really particular about my eyebrows. And because I do not have naturally thick and beautiful eyebrows to begin with, I would spend 1/3 of my makeup time just to make sure my brows are well drawn in perfect symmetry.

Fast forward many years and one day I realised there’s this thing called “eyebrow embroidery” which was gaining popularity at that time and I decided to give it a try. Unlike tattoo, eyebrow embroidery is semi-permanent and tends to fade over time. After I went for my first, which I wasn’t too satisfied and it eventually faded off, I went for a second embroidery session a few years later. Again, I was sorely disappointed at the result as I felt it was done in a slipshod manner and throughout the embroidery session, I was wincing in pain. There was no numbing cream whatsoever, all I had was some antiseptic/anti-inflammation cream applied over my brows prior to the embroidery session.

Presently, I’m back to square one where I had to go through the tedious motion of drawing my brows every time I needed to step out of the house.

Just when I was feeling sick and tired of drawing my eyebrows, I was invited for a “6HD eyebrow embroidery” treatment at Paramedic Aesthetics. Naturally I was a little hesitant after the disappointing experience I suffered from both the abovementioned eyebrow embroidery sessions.

So I googled for more information on Paramedic Aesthetics and here’s what I gathered online:

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First-In-The-World Launch of SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream At The Shilla Duty Free In Changi Airport

Last month, SK-II unveiled its new addition to its multiple award-winning R.N.A. POWER Series – the R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream.

SK-II has chosen Singapore as the first country in the world for its global launch of new R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream due to its strong tripartite partnership with Changi Airport and The Shilla Duty Free.

Held at the SK-II Pitera™ Lounge at Changi Airport, the global premiere event was attended by SK-II Celebrity Ambassador Rebecca Lim and Chinese Celebrity make-up artist, Wu Miao, as well as SK-II’s top retail partners, valued customers and Singapore beauty media.

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CLIO Summer 2016 Collection

 

This hot and humid weather, CLIO introduces Summer 2016 Collection to help put our best face forward with a fresh and flawless look.

The CLIO Summer 2016 Collection includes the Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation, Kill Brow Gradation Dual Eyebrow and Virgin Kiss Tension Lip.

Clio Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation

Fresh and glowing, Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation is CLIO’s 1st Light as air Serum Fluid Foundation. It comes with SPF 25 PA++.

Available in 2 ultra blendable shades – 003 Linen and 004 Ginger.

clio kill cover airwear protexture liquid foundation

CLIO Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation has an ultra light skin-perfecting fluid that is said to be the 1st-of-its-kind mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. CLIO’s exclusive Air Touch Technology promises an ultra soft, airy touch as it glides onto skin perfectly. Infused with 43% essence and a blend of velvet polymer ingredients, it feels more like a lightweight serum than makeup. It is so light, it blends seamlessly like a second skin.

clio kill cover airwear protexture liquid foundation

This CLIO serum fluid foundation gives my skin a radiant and healthy glow. The moisture capture formula provides abundant moisture that helps reduce the fine lines on the back of my hand. The unique mineral pigments have a lifting effect while covering imperfections and visibly erasing signs of tiredness.

CLIO Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation

Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation comes with a unique flat top brush – with a hole in the middle – which you can pour a few drops of the foundation into it and then apply it onto the face. However, the foundation is pretty runny that it sinks to the bottom of the brush head immediately.

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Althea Korea 1st Birthday Celebration – Giveaways and Exciting Prizes To Be Won

Ever heard of Althea Korea, a premier online beauty store where you can get your favourite K-Beauty products at great prices? If you a bargain hunter like me and is a fan of Korean makeup/skincare, you should waste no time and go check them out.

Who’s  Althea Korea

Thanks to the Korean Wave (known as “Hallyu” or 한류in Korean), people all around the world are crazy about Korean entertainment, dramas, cultures, food and even Korean skincare and makeups.

However, we all know that buying Korean makeups and skincare here isn’t exactly as cheap as it would be in Korea itself.

Hence, Althea was founded in June 2015 to bridge authentic K-Beauty to us here in South East Asia. It prides itself as a one-stop shopping destination where their consumers can enjoy comprehensive authentic K-Beauty products (think Laneige, Innisfree, Etude House, IOPE, Missha, VDL, 3CE etc etc) at the lowest possible price, and have their items delivered right up to their doorsteps.

What singles out Althea Korea from the rest of the online stores?

Besides their Free Delivery (for order above S$50), Best Price Policy and 30-day Unconditional Refund/Returns, Althea also has Authenticity Guarantee on their products to assure their customers that all products are personally handpicked and purchased directly from brand owners and reputable suppliers. This not only ensures the authenticity of the products but the quality as well.

If any of their products is confirmed to be non-authentic, Althea will honour a return at any time and refund 200% of the purchase value.

You can read more about Althea promises here.

After one year of great success, Althea has prepared exciting prizes and giveaways for their customers in celebration of their 1st birthday. Below are the details:

Althea’s Birthday Celebration (From 20th – 31st July 2016)

:)     Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
         For orders placed on 20th July onwards. While stocks last.

:)     Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers
         Full size beauty products. While stocks last.

:)     Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
         Rebate will be credited into your Althea account.

#AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest (From 20th July – 15 August 2016)

After you have made your purchase and received your limited edition birthday box with DIY party kit, post a picture of your haul with the DIY party kit and wish Althea “Happy Birthday” with hashtag #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!

Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won!*

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer Althea Facebook for more information. 

I have just shopped at Althea Korea earlier today (OMG lots of discounts and promotions going on and their prices are much cheaper than retail!) and will share my K-Beauty haul on Instagram once I receive my parcel. If you wanna know what I bought, follow me on Instagram for more updates!

Hop on now to Althea Korea and celebrate their 1st birthday with them.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALTHEA KOREA!

PS: You can sign up via this link and get S$25 credit in your account. Happy shopping!

 

[Review] PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45

 

It’s mid of the year now and the weather has turned really burning hot lately. I’m so afraid of sun damage hence I will make sure to apply sunscreen on my face, neck and even my upper eyelid before I ever leave the house. It is one skincare product I can’t leave without whether if it’s rain or shine.

When it comes to rating sunscreens, there are two things I will look out for – it has to contain potent UVA sunscreen ingredients and also with high PA rating. I’m always on the lookout for good sunscreen products and I have recently found one.

PCA Skin active broad spectrum spf 45

Quite a while ago, I’ve received the PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 and I was delighted to give it a try.

PCA Skin, founded by an aesthetician in 1990, is a product line that is only available at doctor’s office in Singapore. I’m pleased to learn that every PCA Skin’s SPF-rated product actually provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection. I got to know about this brand at an aesthetics practitioner’s office many years ago. The first PCA Skin product I’ve tested is PCA Skin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum, click HERE to read my review.

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Stay Sharper Than Ever With 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses

 

Are you in your 40s, experience blurry visions, or having difficulties reading small fonts and/or having to hold your reading materials or mobile phones at arm’s length in order to see clearly? If so, you might be suffering from the onset of presbyopia, or what we Chinese known as “lao hua yan (老花眼)”.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age-related condition associated with a loss of elasticity of the lens inside the eye, which results in a reduced ability to see near distances.

It occurs gradually and naturally to everyone above the age of 40, even to those who have undergone LASIK surgeries for myopia before the onset of Presbyopia.

People with Presbyopia struggle with performing the simplest of tasks, some of which include difficulty in reading fine print, strained eyes and headaches after focusing on near objects for prolonged periods, and the need to hold reading material at an arm’s distance to focus properly.

Wait, but I’m still in my 30s?! How is it that I could be suffering from Presbyopia? Unfortunately, getting presbyopia at an earlier age is no longer uncommon these days, probably due to our extensive use of computers and other digital devices.

Earlier in April, I had the opportunity to attend the media launch of 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand MULTIFOCAL contact lenses and meet Queen of Caldecott Hill and brand ambassador, Zoe Tay.

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Albion EXCIA Whitening Premium Range

 

Albion Excia Whitening

Received this Albion EXCIA W Premium Coffret quite a while ago, didn’t get to blog about it sooner. This coffret comprises of EXCIA Circulating Watery Cleansing Cream, EXCIA Circulating Essence Foam, Whitening Extra Rich Milk SV, Whitening Lotion SV and Whitening External Stem Nova Cream.

Upon checking the items, my usual next move was to check out the ingredients. Spotted alcohol on all of the products. It’s one of the ingredients I’m not really comfortable with. The alcohol scent is dull even though it is listed under one of the top five ingredients (for three of them).

Albion Excia Whitening eternal stem nova cream

Alcohol is claimed to help other ingredients such as vitamin C penetrate our skin more effectively. EXCIA Whitening External Stem Nova Cream actually contains Ascorbyl Glucoside. It is known as a form of vitamin C that has the antioxidant or skin-lightening properties.

Alcohol is good for the product, but maybe bad for our skin. Probably, we might expect dry, irritated skin if we use a cosmetic product with alcohol.

I noticed many of my peers love using skincare products that contain alcohol, one of their favorites is Lancome Genifique. They seem to have no issue with it so far.

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