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SKIN79 Launched New Makeup Line –
KICK IT SIDE

 

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skin79 kick it side

If you like to create a K-POP makeup look, here’s a great news for you. Skin79, the renounced Korean BB cream brand has recently launched a new series of makeup line named KICK IT SIDE.

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A while ago, I was glad to receive three of the Kick It Side products that comprise of an eyeliner, an eyeshadow base and a mascara. Many thanks to StarAsia Singapore for sponsoring the products.

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Kick It Side Eyeshadow Base, retailing at S$19.90, is an easy blending, multiple-purpose and long-lasting eye base. Its cream texture provides velvety and silky skin-adhesion without smudging and creasing. Available in 2 colors : Metallic Pearl (Come On) and Silvery Grey (Go Out) which is shown above.

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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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2010 passes in a blink of an eye, don’t you agree?

Well, 2010 has been a rewarding year for me. It was a eventful year too, with plentiful of irresistible opportunities offering to me and I was glad to be able to preview bountiful of new launched products too.

One thing I have never stopped doing for the entire year of 2010 is painstakingly searching for the BEST beauty products, not just for myself but also for my readers too. And during the search, I was glad to uncover a couple of great products which I have never came across before.

In fact six months ago, I have published a post on ”My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products In First Half Of The Year 2010“. The post featured all the BEST and WORST beauty products I have tested during the first half of the year in 2010.

And now as we have already embarked into 2011, I’m here to share with you my search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products during the entire year of 2010.

All the BEST and WORST beauty products that are featured below are the ones I have tested in 2010 only. That does not include those products I have yet tested but were received in 2010. These products will be bought forward to 2011 instead. The products include Tony Moly, Kiehl’s, Vichy, Perricone MD, L’oreal, SANA, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Dr Cilabo, Benefit Cosmetics and many more.

And those products that I have used and tested in 2009 were featured at “My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products in 2009.

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My Search For The

BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

BEST – Lancome Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Cleanser Sensitive Eyes

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING OIL

BESTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Cleansing Oil

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING CREAM / GEL

BEST – Dr Cilabo Super Cleansing EX

WORSTClinique Take The Day Off

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CLEANSING WASH / FOAM

BEST – Dr. Cilabo Super Washing Foam EX

WORSTPhysiogel Cleanser

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EXFOLIATING SCRUB

BESTKiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

WORST – NA

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LOTION / TONER

BEST - Bioelements Calmitude Hydrating Solution

WORSTEstee Lauder Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion

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ESSENCE LOTION

BESTSK-II Facial Treatment Essence

WORSTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Essence Lotion

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EYE SERUM

BESTPerricone MD Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum –  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum

WORSTKiehl’s Eye Alert

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EYE CREAM

BEST - EUOKO Eye Contour Nanolift  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15 PA++

WORST – Kinerase Under Eye Rescue  -   Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Eye Cream

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PORE REFINING RANGE

BEST – NA

WORSTb.liv Shrink & Tight Large Pores Reducing Serum & Diminishing Night Complex

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ANTI-AGING SERUM

BEST – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum

WORST – SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+


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FACE LIFTING / CONTOURING SERUM

BESTClarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain Serum

WORST - Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum

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SKIN LIGHTENING

BESTPaula’s Choice Resist Remarkable Skin Lightening Lotion

WORST – Retacnyl Tretinoin 0.025% Cream

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Stand A Chance To Win A Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream

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This Christmas, I’m playing one of the Skin79 Santarinas to share the joy of Christmas with my readers.

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One lucky reader will win a Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream

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Wanna win a Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream? Simply comment on this ‘ORIGINAL’ photo (with me holding the product) at Skin 79 Singapore Facebook Page on “why you want to win this product”. Skin79 Singapore will pick one winner with the best comment.

Before you post your comment, do remember to “Like” Skin79 Singapore Facebook Page in order for them to contact you if you are the winner. Only comment posted on Skin79 Facebook Page is valid. The contest ends 17 December, so hurry up comment now!

Comment Now!

Ho Ho Ho!!! Christmas comes early this year. Good lucky gals! :-)

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Review – Japan SANA’s Natural Resource Range

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A few months ago, I have received a full range of Japan SANA’s Natural Resource products and I was supposed to review them one month after usage. Yes I know it was way overdue. But due to other commitments lately, I have no choice but to defer this review. Excuses excuses excuses hee hee…………..

Thankfully, Carra from SANA has never chased me on this. Thanks Carra and Elfaine from TheSampleStore for their patience and understanding! :-)

Click here to read my earlier preview on SANA’s Natural Resource.

The range of SANA’s Natural Resource products that I have received and to review are :

  • Natural Resource Medicated Cleansing Oil
  • Natural Resource Medicated Foamed Wash
  • Natural Resource Medicated Skin Lotion (Toner)
  • Natural Resource Medicated Milk Lotion
  • Natural Resource Medicated Cream
  • Natural Resource Medicated Essence Lotion (Serum)
  • Natural Resource Medicated UV Milk SPF19 PA+++ (sunblock)
  • Natural Resource Liquid Foundation UV SPF22 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Loose Powder UV SPF19 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Medicated Compact Pressed Powder
  • Natural Resource Moist Skincare Powder 24h (night powder)

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SANA’s Natural Resource Profile

SANA’s Natural Resource products, from Japan, contain natural ingredients such as balsam, wild rose, magwort, white birch, brown sugar and adlay extracts. They also contain refreshing fruits and fragrant flowers such as geranium, lavender, rosewood, bergamot (orange) and grapefuit. These natural aromas allows skin and mind to relax with the refreshing fragrance of herbal aroma and to heal tired spirit. Frankly, I was a little skeptical to review these products at first. Reason because it contains natural lavender ingredient which (I always have this perception) will cause skin irritation especially on sensitive skin like mine. But I brave myself to try out the products and to my surprise, most of the products do not cause any irritation except the Essence Lotion.

All SANA’s Natural Resource products are FREE of colorants, mineral oil, alcohol (except Skin Lotion AC), paraben, ultraviolet ray absorbent agent and artificial fragrances.

All SANA’s Natural Resource is suitable for sensitive skin except Lotion AC.

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SANA’s Natural Resource Cleansing Oil

180ml / S$34.90

SANA’s Natural Resource Cleansing Oil is my favourite SANA Natural Resource product. I like the transparent lightweight, dilute and non-oily texture. It is less oilier than other cleansing oils I have tested before such as Shu Uemura and Fancl. I like the light lavender scent too.

Although SANA Cleansing Oil is very gentle but it effectively removes stubborn waterproof makeup pretty well. This oil-based makeup remover effortlessly remove all traces of makeup and it doesn’t make my skin feeling greasy/oily after use. It doesn’t make my skin feeling dry nor tight. And most importantly, it doesn’t cause any irritation on my sensitive skin. Great! It is definitely suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin too.

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Will I buy it myself? Yes definitely!

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SANA’s Natural Resource Foamed Wash

160ml / S$28.90

SANA’s Natural Resource Foamed Wash is my second step cleansing product. It helps to remove impurities, dead skin cells and residue on my skin. The lather is thick and supple. It feels gentle on my skin and it doesn’t cause any skin irritation. My skin feels clean and fresh after usage. Although my skin doesn’t feel tight which most cleansing foams do but SANA NR Foam Wash tends to leave a slight friction on my skin. I reckon it is due to the drying agent such as detergent in it.

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Will I buy it myself? Maybe

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SANA’s Natural Resource Skin Lotion M (Toner)

180ml / S$38.90

What I like about SANA’s Natural Resource Skin Lotion is that it provides the third step of cleansing : it further helps to remove the dirt and residue that the cleansing oil and foamed wash missed.

SANA’s Natural Resource Skin Lotion provides this lavender scent which is very refreshing. It is not sticky and it is quite watery. It doesn’t contain alcohol or fragrance which is good.

For night regimen, I will soak a cotton pad in SANA’s Natural Resource Skin lotion and rub my face with it. I will see makeup, residue, dirt and grime on the cotton pad. This mechanical rubbing with the toner-soaked cotton pad also helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells on the surface at the same time.

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Will I buy it myself? Very likely!

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Skin79 Diamond Petite Princesses Have Arrived!

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I have just received 2 NEW Skin79 Diamond Petite Princesses – The Prestige BB Cream and Absolute Total BB Cream! Thanks to StarAsia Singapore for these lovely gifts.

These two newest additions to Skin79 Diamonds Collection are so adorable! This extremely lightweight petite 15ml travel size is so handy and I can now carry them on-the-go. Skin79 recognizes the importance of looking pretty and therefore creating a smaller version of their original size of 40g for the convenience of modern princesses.

You can now pampered your skin with these super luxurious ingredients such as diamonds, rubies, amethysts, tourmalines, corals and pearls. This Skin79 BB Diamonds Collection provides excellent coverage, hydration, sebum control, wrinkle improvement and whitening. So now, add that sparkle to your skin with this princess’ BB cream.

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Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream 15ml – S$23.90

NEW TO SINGAPORE! (Available in January 2011, exclusively at Watsons)

Despite it being her first time in Singapore, this petite princes already has a welcoming fan base, renowned in beauty forums for her exquisite ingredients and benefits. For sheer coverage with a radiant finish, look now further than the Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream.

Suitable for all skin-types, it offers a one-step quick-fix for a total of ten beauty grouses : whitens, improves wrinkles, fends off UV damage, nourishes skin, hydrates, builds resilience, protects skin against pollution, controls sebum, and acts as a makeup base and foundation.

I love the natural and shimmery finish and it’s very moisturizing. It doesn’t smudge easily and my skin (hand) looks brighter & slightly fairer too. It has great coverage, the fine lines and uneven skin tone are gone!

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NEW SANA Cosmetics Collections

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Not long ago, I have attended the SANA Natural Resource Discussion with 3 other beauty bloggers. It was a brief discussion to share our experiences and reviews on SANA Natural Resource products. We have in fact received a full set of Natural Resource products a month ago and I will be posting a full review on them shortly.

During the discussion, Carra, Product Manager, have introduced a couple of New Japan SANA makeup and skincare products which will be launching in Singapore soon. We are the first to preview these products even before the retailers do YEAH! We also get to discover some amazing SANA products which are already availabe at most retailers now. You will able to get these NEW products at all SASA outlets and selected Watsons and John Little.

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This range of SANA Q10 Namerakahonpo Haritsuya skincare products – Essence (S$29.90), Cream (S$23.90), Milk Lotion (S$23.90), Skin Lotion (S$23.90) and Cleansing Wash (S$17.90) are formulated with soya milk. Researches have shown that soya extract is good for anti aging that can help to stimulate collagen production, influence skin thickness and elasticity and stimulate production of hyaluronic acid in the skin. It will launched in late September.

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I love the packaging of this SANA Uruoitaishi range!

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This lipbalm (S$20.90) is the newest product in the SANA Uruoitaishi range.

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This Uruoitaishi Moisture Gel (S$20.90) is great for dehydrated skin that provides hydration on your face even on your eye areas.

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This Uruoitaishi Moisturizing Mist (S$18.90) provides instant hydration and you can use it anytime of the day and even over your makeup too.

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I love this Gafixx Flared Silhouette Mascara (S$25.90) so much! With just one stroke, I’m able to see amazing effect. I love its lightweight fiber texture and it’s waterproof too. This new mascara only comes in Clear Black color. Sadly, I couldn’t get a sample of this.

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This Hadanomy Collagen collection that includes Mist (S$22.90), Lotion (S$22.90), Cream (S$22.90) and Face Mask with 4pcs (S$20.90), will be launched at SASA in late September. These products contains micro collagen (1000mg), hyaluronic acid and honey that help to nourish the skin and reduce the look of fine lines.

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These SANA amazing Styling W Brows (S$25.90), comes in 3 shades, are my fave products of all!

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Japan SANA’s Natural Resource Sensitive Skin Challenge! Win Products Worth $200!

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Recently, I was invited to the Bloggers’ Sensitive Skin Challenge Event which co-organized by thesamplestore.com (formally known as Fr3b) and was delighted to receive a set of Japan SANA’s Natural Resource products that comprises of :

  • Natural Resource Cleansing Oil
  • Natural Resource Foamed Wash
  • Natural Resource Medicated Skin Lotion (Toner)
  • Natural Resource Medicated Milk Lotion
  • Natural Resource Medicated Cream
  • Natural Resource Medicated Essence Lotion (Serum)
  • Natural Resource Medicated UV Milk SPF19 PA+++ (sunblock)
  • Natural Resource Liquid Foundation UV SPF22 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Loose Powder UV SPF19 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Medicated Compact Powder
  • Natural Resource Moist Skincare Powder 24h (night powder)

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SANA’S Natural Resource Bloggers Challenge

First we started with a discussion on the causes of sensitive skin and the correct regimen for it. Follow by with a skin diagnosis session so as to sponsor us with the right products. The blogger’s challenge is to test all the complimentary SANA’s Natural Resource set for a month after which a regroup will be made to access our skin to see the difference between before and after the usage.

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What causes sensitive skin?

Many people with sensitive skin will usually have dry skin too. If your skin is sensitive and dry, you may feel sore, tight, itching, redness, burning or stinging. As sensitive skin is not usually genetic, it is often caused by UV rays, stress, dryness, inflammation, dirt and skin-irritant ingredients like alcohol and fragrance. Appropriate cleansing, moisturizing, and UV protection are required to keep healthy skin condition.

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SANA’s Natural Resource Sensitive Skin Challenge -
Do You Dare It?

SANA’s Natural Resource, derived from natural ingredients, are specially created for sensitive skin.
This natural brand contains six botanical ingredients such as Balsam Extract, Wild Rose Extract, Megwort Extract, White Birch Extract, Brown Sugar Extract and Adlay Extract, treating delicate skin from within. These gentle products mildly treat skin that are rough, acne, discolorations by dead skin and damage from ultralight rays. It is believe that the function of natural ingredients resembling the skin’s barrier agent gently protect sensitive skin from outside.

What I like about this botanical brand is the refreshing natural aroma.

The natural aromas are Lavender, Bergamote (Orange), Rosewood, Geranlum and Grapefruit.

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SANA’s Natural Resource is additive-free. NO colorants, mineral oil, alcohol (except Skin Lotion AC), paraben, ultraviolet ray absorbent agent and artificial fragrances.

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2 Great SKIN79 BB Cream Giveaways At Tampines Mall Atrium 21-27 June 2010

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Are you one of the SKIN79 BB Cream lover? Here are the 2 great giveaways you wouldn’t want to miss!

SKIN79 – the #1 BB Cream in Korea, Japan and Taiwan, is giving away 2 great giveaways at Tampines Mall Atrium during 21 – 27 June 2010.

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When: 21 — 27 June 2010

Where: Tampines Mall Atrium

What: Watsons Week

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2 Great Giveaways to Look Out For

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WIN! A Plantronics Bluetooth Headset Discovery 975-Hot Pink Limited Edition (worth $259) with any purchase of Skin79 products at the atrium*. Limited to 5 lucky winners!

*Attach the receipt with the lucky draw form and drop it into the lucky draw box provided at our booth. 1 entry per receipt.

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FREE! Skin79 BB Miniature set (worth $21.90) with purchase above S$75 of Skin79 products*. Limited 800 sets only!

*1 redemption per same day in a single receipt. Whilst stocks last.

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Queen Of The Month

Prizes:

1. BB Cream of their choice

2. Stand a chance to be featured in a magazine

3. If the Queen of the Month is selected to be featured in our GLOW magazine, you’ll receive a Plantronics Bluetooth Headset Discovery 975-Hot Pink Limited Edition (worth $259)

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To join, all you have to do is join Skin79 Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/skin79 and send your photo + occupation to skin79@starasia.com.sg

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SKIN79 Presents The Oriental Range @Pink Parlour

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Last Friday, I was one of the few bloggers and forumers to be exclusively invited to the SKIN79 Oriental Range Event held at Pink Parlour @ Liang Court. The agenda for this event is to introduce the new Oriental range and New Turn Therapy Special Set and at the same time to pamper each attendee to a free pedicure!

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