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Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage Of Aura By Swarovski – Light Eau de Toilette & Crystal Gloss Make-up Jewel

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A couple of weeks back, I received a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and instead of Clarins products, it contains Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage of Aura by Swarovski. :-)

The 2 items I’ve received under this bridal collection are Light Eau de Toilette (Natural Spray) 50ml and Crystal Gloss Make-up Jewel (Sparkling Gloss for Lips) in Shimmering Pink.

Aura by Swarovski launched its first Collection Mariage in 2011 that is inspired by Swarovski’s exceptional know-how: the aura of light that the visionary craftsman created by faceting crystal. The floral scent of Aura by Swarovski translates the aura of crystal into the language of fragrance.

And this year in 2012, Swarovski revisits the Aura line, creating the theme of wedding and aura of love to launch its Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage. It inherent sources of inspiration for the crystal-maker who continues, year after year, to imagine jewels collections that cut in the purest of materials to illuminate this very special day.

The bridal collection launch showcases a woman magnified with dazzling light, succumbs to the joy of being in love, at the heart of a romantic, spring-like setting.

In a lush garden, overflowing with blossoms and dappled with sunlight, she savors an intimate moment of freedom. with lace in her hair, a light white dress, her make-up jewel magnifying her skin, she indulges in the scent of a radiant rose garden… echoing the floral and sparkling freshness of her fragrance.

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Clarins Launches NEW Total Cleansing Oil

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Cleansing is my first and one of the most important steps in skin care regimen. Do you know when skin is not thoroughly cleansed properly, lines and dullness around the eyes or mouth will start to surface? And unremoved makeup on the skin can also cause pigmentation.

In addition, cleansing will also influence the effectiveness of products applied afterwards.

A few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a full bottle Total Cleansing Oil in 150ml. Many thanks to Clarins Singapore.

Clarins, being the forerunner by creating its 100% Plant Oils which today sell over a million bottles around the world, developed the new formula cleanser in 2012.

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Total Cleansing Oil

S$50 for 150 ml & S$95 for 400ml

Total Cleansing Oil, available in 2 bottle sizes (150ml and 400ml), is launching in June 2012.

Total Cleansing Oil, designed specially for Asian women, is a high performance and high tolerance cleanser which eliminates even the most resistant makeup. This new improved formula cleanser, replacing the Clarins Pure-Melt which has since discontinued, is enriched with a combination of two 100% organic plant oils – perilla oil and olive oil.

Perilla oil (Perilla ocymoides), originating from Asia, is known in Japan as “shiso”. It has long been used for its aromatic properties and the medicinal benefits of the oil extracted from its seeds. It is an oil with one of the highest levels of omega 3, essential fatty acids the body is unable to synthesize. It is known for its capacity to soothe skin irritation.

Olive tree (Olea europaea), a sacred tree in the Mediterranean region, has an exceptional lifespan. In Ancient Greece, olive oil was a forerunner of soap and used for a long time as an essential cleansing product, as well as a special ointment. It has widely recognized antioxidant and anti-dehydrating properties.

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Total Cleansing Oil has a very fine light texture that is specially designed to quickly dissolve all oily residues and impurities. It glides on skin easily and leaves no oily traces on the skin.

Then on contact with water, the oil transforms into a fresh, milky emulsion which helps carry away all traces of make-up.

To test the cleansing efficacy, I first applied some makeup on my hand that include (from right) lipstick, high pigment eyeshadow, mascara, waterproof liquid eyeliner and lip gloss.

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Clarins Launched 3 “Alcohol-Free” Toning Lotions To Suit Different Skin Combinations

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A few weeks ago, I was extremely delighted to receive 3 bottles of “ALCOHOL-FREE” Toning Lotions from Clarins Singapore. I couldn’t hold back my excitement when I realized the lotions are all alcohol-free.

Alcohol and fragrance are a NO-NO for me when it comes to skin care. Many of you may not aware that skincare products contain bad alcohol can actually cause free radicals damage and dry up the skin. And alcohol can irritate and aggravate skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema, sensitive or dry skin.

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Clarins Toning Lotion – S$43 / 200 ml

In April 2012, Clarins Singapore has proudly launched 3 new “ALCOHOL-FREE” Toning Lotions which are sold every minute across the world.

The 3 flavors – Camomile, Iris and Aloe Vera – are specially designed to suit different skin types.

Alcohol-free and rich in plant extracts, emollient and instantly moisturizing, these Toning Lotions are adapted to every skin type and an essential step in every beauty routine. I can’t leave without a lotion and it is an important step in my night regimen as it provides the second step of cleansing. It is the first step to my totally cleansed skin. It not only freshens up my skin but it also removes the dirt that the cleanser missed. The mechanical rubbing with the toner-soaked cotton pad actually takes off unremoved makeup residue from my skin.

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5 Chances To Win Limited Edition Clarins’s 1st Orchid “Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier” Brooch

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A new branch on the family tree – Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier

In December 9th 2010, Clarins, the European leader in premium skincare, proudly announces the birth of the first Clarins orchid, the Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier. The new family member, a fiery crimson orchid, made its official debut at the Clarins’ Orchid Presentation, in Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Burkill Hall.

The Clarins Orchid is a new hybrid that has been crossed from an award-winning Renanthera hybrid bred in the US and another outstanding Renanthera hybrid from Malaysia. This spectacular cross bloom was specially bred by Singapore Botanic Gardens as a tribute to Clarins, for its continual efforts to support and raise awareness of sustainable development and biodiversity.

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A Powder Foundation With Whitening Benefits – Clarins NEW White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++

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In January 2012, after introducing 2 new additions – Whitening Velvet Emulsion and Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20Clarins again extended its White Plus HP range with a new addition. And this round, it is not a skincare product but a makeup product instead.

In March 2012, Clarins has introduced White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ and it is considered the first makeup product with whitening skincare benefits under the White Plus HP range.

It illuminates the complexion with a new radiance and helps the skin effectively fight the appearance of dark spots. It delivers double benefits : an incomparable whitening action and an even, brighter complexion.

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White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++

Case – S$18 – Refill – S$52

Similarly to other White Plus range of products, White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ is also enriched with Sea Lily extract, the innovative plant extract in the White Plus HP range.

White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation, specially formulated for Asian women, benefits from the same technology in the White Plus HP range. In its formula, the combination of sea lily, alchemilla and raspberry controls melanin production and slows the appearance of dark spots. The skin naturally becomes brighter and dark spots are reduced.

It is also enriched with an exclusive complex composed of white tea extract rich in flavonoids and succory dock-cress extract that provides our skin with pollution and antioxidant protection by neutralizing free radicals.

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Clarins Introducing Beige-Tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40 PA+++

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Early last week, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the latest addition beige-tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++ and the new White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++.

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Beige-tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++

Launched in March 2012 – S$74 / 30ml

A year after the launch of the improved UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++, Clarins is proud to launch a new addition to its UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Care – introducing a new beige-tinted formula.

UV Plus HP which has won several magazine beauty awards around the world – Sant© Magazine (2006), Instyle (2006), Marie-Claire (2007) and Her World (2008) -provide sufficient protection against sun damage and minimize the appearance of dark spots, redness and imperfections.

Alike neutral and pink-tinted versions, this beige-tinted version is especially formulated to offer coverage, evens the complexion and provide protection against UV rays that cause photo aging and dark spots.

Three true colors, triple protection ‘shield’

UV PLUS HP SPF 40. Triple protection for the face: anti-UV, antioxidant and anti-pollution, formulated for city dwellers to maintain beautiful-looking skin. Its unbelievably light texture is now available in three shades.

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NEW Clarins Gloss Prodige Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss

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A few days before Lunar New Year, I’ve received a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains 3 new Gloss Prodige Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss from the Colour Breeze Spring Make-up Collection.

The 3 colors I’ve received are 03 Rose, 06 Raspberry and 08 Papaya.

The model is wearing 03 Rose color.

This Spring, Clarins Singapore launches the season’s latest Gloss Prodige Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss from the Colour Breeze Spring Make-up Collection. These newest Gloss Prodige will be launched at all Clarins beauty counters from 1st February 2012.

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Clarins Gloss Prodige – S$35 / 6ml

8 new delicious flavored vibrant shades

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Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched 2 New Additions – Whitening Velvet Emulsion & Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20

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In January 2011, Clarins has launched 3 amazing White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched products and now a year later in January 2012, Clarins is once again proud to extend 2 new additions to its White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched range.

Introducing the new Whitening Velvet Emulsion and Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20.

Two weeks ago, I was one of the first few to preview these 2 newest White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched Emulsions at Clarins Skin Spa @ Wheelock. These 2 latest additions will be launched at all Clarins counters in January 2012.

The 3 recent products that were launched early this year are Whitening Repairing Night Cream, Brightening Exfoliator and Brightening Peel. Click here to read my previous post on the introduction on these 3 whitening products and click here to read the reviews on these 3 products.

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Whitening Velvet Emulsion – S$92

Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20 – S$100

Both in 75ml

These 2 newest whitening emulsions, one with SPF and one without, are formulated for individual needs. Enriched with active potent ingredients such as Sea Lily Extract and Alchemilla Extract, both emulsions provide high protection against hyper-pigmentation and ensure even brighter, more beautiful and comfortable skin.

Whitening Velvet Emulsion with SPF 20, specially formulated for day use, is enriched with meadowsweet extract that protects against shine due to the heat, facilitates makeup application and prolongs its hold. UV filters and white tea extract helps protect the skin against harmful environment factors and the sun exposure that is a major cause of skin aging. As it is a moisturizer with sunscreen, you may actually skip applying a sunscreen and hence your skin will feel less greasy.

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My 10 Most Must-Have Beauty Products At The Moment!

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After much persuasion from some lovely readers, yes yes yes I heard you <grin>, I decided to unveil my “10 Most Must-Have Beauty Products At The Moment!” This is something I wanted to share with my readers for the longest time too! ;-)

Frankly, to pick 10 beauty products from the loads of beauty products I’m currently using seems pretty easy for me. These 10 beauty products are not only my most favorites but also my most essential beauty products that I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT AT THE MOMENT!

Nothing to be surprised about, there isn’t any makeup product among the 10. The makeup trends are changing rapidly and hence it’s kind of difficult to select a must-have makeup product. But how about essential makeup product such as foundation? Well actually, foundation is something I can live without as I hardly use it anyway unless I have an event to attend on the very day. Usually I will just lightly dust a thin amount of loose powder on my face and complete the look with a tinge of creamy blusher on the cheek areas and lip gloss…. and I’m ready to go!

But if you wanna me to name 1 must-have makeup product at the moment, it will be Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 04 Raspberry Smoothie! :-)

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NEW Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation – My New Fav Foundation

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How do you select the right makeup foundation? And what do you look out for?

Personally, the beauty task of a good foundation is not so much of concealing my flaws but more of enhancing my skin’s natural radiance glow. A good foundation should also contains beneficial skincare ingredients that help hydrate my skin while having the makeup on and also to protect my skin from dirt, debris, harsh chemicals and harmful ultraviolet ray. My ideal finish has to be naturally translucent, dewy and long-lasting without appearing heavy.

2 weeks ago, I’ve received a new cosmetic product from Clarins Singapore and this round it is the latest Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation (in 2 different shades). My great first impression of this newest foundation is the natural fragrance scent which is pretty refreshing.

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Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation – S$60 / 30ml

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, a mineral and botanically based foundation, is formulated with skin care benefits that are taken directly from nature. Its innovative formula which is rich in trace elements, helps provide skin a long-lasting hydration. It has this unique fine texture that provides a lightweight, barely-there finish.

Our skin is subjected to pollution and other environmental effects every day which harm its balance and well-being. To stay beautiful, it must be protected from these damaging effects, which can cause dehydration and speed up skin aging.

Clarins Laboratories created an anti-pollution and antioxidant complex which is comprised of such as white tea extract, flavonoids and succory dock-cress extract to help support skin’s natural defenses. This unique complex reinforces the skin care action while neutralizing free radicals.

Exposure to UVA and UVA, even for short periods, is another major cause of premature skin aging. This botanical -based foundation, formulated with 100% SPF 10 sun filters, ensures daily protection to the skin.

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