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Review – 3-Month Course on Vita Hair by Vita Green

 

Lately, I have been so obsessed with hair loss and grey hair. Both have seriously affecting my self-esteem, confidence and self image. I have never quite believed that one day I will have to deal with these problems.

I began to notice patchy hair loss about 3 years ago. I didn’t do much about it cos they were not very visibly obvious at that time. All I concerned was my grey hair due to heredity. Now the situation has became worse and I need a solution desperately.

Though I know there are many causes of hair loss such as hormones, genetic, pregnancy, childbirth, sickness, medication, scalp infection, skin disorder, stress or chemical. I believe my hair loss is likely due to aging, stress, frequent hair coloring and scalp infection. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, deficiencies in the blood can also take a heavy toll on hair’s health.

I spotted my first few strands of grey hair at the age of 16 and I didn’t think much back then. By the time I reached my 30s, I already have 20% of grey hair all over my head. It was until then I realized this heredity cum aging sign is going to be a long term issue for me. My mom and late maternal grandmother have whole head of white hair.

I know jolly well that I will eventually end up like them in a matter of time. All thanks to this “wonderful” hereditary. And now, I have almost 40% of grey hair all over my head. Now I have to regularly cover them up with at-home haircolor every three to five weeks.

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Recently, I was invited to review the Vita Hair Supplement by Vita Green, I agreed the offer without much hesitation. Many thanks to Elfaine from EK Media for extending this invitation to me. I have received a 3-month course of Vita Hair in order to see an improvement.

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AFC Japan LipoDOWN 2 – My First Slimming Softgel

 

Recently, I was invited to review a new slimming supplement from AFC Japan. And I was given two different slimming supplements to choose from – LipoDOWN 2 or ActiveSLIM. This new slimming range is 100% natural and safe fat burning formulas.

AFC LipoDOWN 2 targets sedentary lifestyles with little exercise, helping to maximize fat burning round the clock for effective fat loss, inch loss and weight loss.

AFC ActiveSLIM targets active lifestyles who want to boost fat burning efficacy and shed stubborn flabbiness during workouts for slimmer body, improved body definition and shape.

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Since I’m not an active person and I hardly exercise anyway, I eventually decided to review the LipoDOWN 2. It is recommended for those with :

  • Excess stubborn fat on multiple body areas
  • Sedentary lifestyle with little exercise

 

Product Claims

LipoDOWN 2, a new improved formula developed by Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory Japan, is enhanced with 200% more fat burning prowess than LipoDOWN. It is particularly helpful for those with sedentary lifestyles and is clinically proven to work at the cellular level to shrink massive fat cells and increase fat metabolism for maximum fat burning round the clock.

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Apple Hong, an ex-Mediacorp artist, is the ambassador and is also the AFC LipoDOWN 2 user.

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Review – Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

 

NEW Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum 8-week journey!

If you have been following my blog, you probably are aware that I’ve embarked on a 8-week LASHES challenge which started a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks to Elizabeth Arden Singapore for sponsoring the Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum!

Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

Product Profile

Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum, Elizabeth Arden’s first lash serum, is a revolutionary new treatment clinically proven to make lashes and brows appear longer, fuller and healthier in probably as little as two weeks. The newest addition to the PREVAGE® family, it treats lash and brow breakage and brittleness due to aging, lack of nutrients and vitamins, and environmental assaults.

Developed in partnership with the world-renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is clinically proven and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. The safe and easy-to-use formula is fragrance and colorant free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.

 

Review

You probably will ask why 8 weeks? Well, hair follows a three-phase growth cycle – anagen is the growth phase; catagen is the regressing phase; and telogen, the resting phase. Lashes are actively growing during the growth phase (anagen), and it lasts between 6 to 8 weeks.

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Vita Green Lingzhi – TCM Supplement With Anti-Aging Benefits

 

I’m a strong believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), probably because I have grew up surrounded with these chinese medicine around me. My dad and uncles used to own traditional chinese medical halls. Even till now, I’m still occasionally taking chinese tonic herbs (which require me to brew it) to help improve my overall health.

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Recently, I have received an invitation to try out a TCM anti-aging supplement, it is the Vita Green Lingzhi. I accepted the offer without much hesitation as I’m always very keen to learn more about the wonders of chinese herbs. However, I’m not keen on bird’s nest at all which I have only taken less than 10 times in my whole life.

Beauty comes from beautiful health!

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Review – Panasonic WET/DRY Epilator ES-WD94-P

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If you’ve been following my blog, you probably would have read my recent post on the Panasonic event “Beauty of Empowerment” Bloggers Workshop I’ve attended.

Upon the event, I was presented with 2 big bags of Panasonic products and now I’m ready to review one of the products which is the newest Panasonic WET/DRY Epilator.

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Panasonic WET/DRY Epilator (ES-WD94-P) – S$169

Wet/Dry Epilator gently illuminates hairs on the body and hard dry skin on the heels without drying up the skin. Fully immersible, the epilator can be used in the bath with lather for a refreshing, regenerating experience, or used dry wherever, whenever it’s convenient.

It is designed with 6 interchangeable head attachments and LED Light.

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Review – AFC Green Beauty, A Beauty Supplement With Detoxifying Benefits

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Japanese women are known for their beautiful and youthful-looking skin. And regular consumption of beauty supplements is one of their beauty secrets for radiance skin. As they believe that beautiful skin actually starts from the inside out.

Many weeks back in May, I was invited to review a beauty supplement named “Green Beauty” from AFC Japan.

Green Beauty contains small molecular, readily absorbable blend of micronized Organic Greens with Micro-Collagen Peptides, that help cleanse the body while replenishing it with essential nutrients for renewed body and glowing skin.

Are you having a dull-looking skin? If yes, it may be due to various factors such as stress, imbalanced diet, constipation or sedentary lifestyle. These unhealthy lifestyle and diet can cause acidic body pH and accumulated body toxins.

Therefore a proper detox program such as Green Beauty may help cleanse, detoxify the body and turn the acidic body pH to a more alkalize body pH. Green Beauty, with antioxidant properties, is also claimed to help stimulates collagen production, promotes skin firmness, clarity and radiance; and improves cellular repair and renewal.

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Beautiful Nail Colors – ShowTime & Delicious Color’s By Mavala Switzerland

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Last month, I’ve received 2 surprise parcels from Switzerland and thanks to Lynn for all these lovely Mavala Switzerland products. I can’t express how excited I am each time I opened up the parcels.

Are you familiar with this brand Mavala Switzerland? If you are not, let me give you a brief introduction of the brand.

Mavala is the world leader in nail care and is the first to introduce the Scientifique Nail Hardener which remains one of their best selling products to date and has outlasted perhaps 100 copies. With a heritage spanning over 50 years, Mavala was created in 1958 by MAdelaine VAn LAndeghem and is now available globally in over 100 countries.

Mavala, a Swiss beauty brand, offers a complete range of products including nail, hand, feet, face and make-up, all created from rigorous research and manufactured in our Geneva factories to impeccable quality demands.

Mavala specialize in nail care and offers a complete nail care solution to suit individual needs. Mavala Minis, a popular dinky 5ml bottles of color, actually available in over 100 colors.

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First Parcel – ShowTime by Mavala

S$5.30 each bottle

The first parcel I’ve received is the whole collection of ShowTime by Mavala (6 mini glitter nail polishes). Upon opening up the box, I couldn’t hold back my excitement and I yelled loudly “OMG OMG!!” It was love at first sight! Love them all!

I was told that this collection box is only given to bloggers and press hence you wouldn’t be able to purchase the same box at retail stores. But you can purchase the nail polishes individually at only S$5.30 each. ShowTime by Mavala is available at BHG Century Square, Metro Woodlands, Tara apothecary, Pink Beauty and leading perfumeries.

These mini 6 transparent ultra-glittering nail polishes that comes in a dinky 5ml bottle in a small amount, won’t dry out before you reach the bottom. This unique miniature idea also allows you to try out enough colors to see you through the seasonal trend.

The 6 lovely colors are (from left) Sparkling Violet, Sparkling Gold, Sparkling Blue, Sparkling Bronze, Sparkling Red and Sparkling Silver.

The brush provides enough dazzling glittery particles even with just one coat.

Here’s the Sparkling Silver 229…..

……and something gold for you, Sparkling Gold 227.

This Sparkling Blue 225 has a mix of blue, red and silver glitter particles.

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Review – TK TrichoKare Scalp Treatment

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For the longest time, I have always been troubling with my premature greying hair. It started with a few strands when I was barely 20 years old. And now at 40s, there are almost 60% of grey hair covering all over my head. Thanks to my mom for the bad genes. :-(

And Lately, I am also troubling by hair loss. Hair become fragile and fall off easily. There are unsightly tiny bald spots on the crown and in front of the hairline. My hair also appear thinner too.

I feel so helpless and actually contemplate consulting a hair specialist and getting a scalp treatment done at one of the hair care centres here. I hold back the idea eventually as I was very skeptical of the result and having doubt if the treatment really works.

Fortunately 2 weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to experience a complimentary scalp treatment at TK TrichoKare @ Wheelock Place outlet. Thanks to TheSampleStore for extending this invitation to me.

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As it was my first hair and scalp treatment and prior to it, I was pretty excited and actually looking forward to it. TK TrichoKare is considered one of the reputed holistic hair and scalp centres in Singapore with Diana Ser as their spokeswoman.

Unlike Beijing 101 and Yunnan that use Chinese herbal remedies, TK TrichoKare uses premium European botanicals to treat hair condition. European botanical herbal remedies such as Jojoba, Rosemary, Burdock, Horsetail, Sage, Leopard’s Bane, Aloe Vera and Lavender are used to cater to all hair conditions.

TrichoKare specialises in treating hair and scalp problems including hair loss, greasy scalp, dandruff and many more, with the use of European herbal hair remedies. They offer a range of hair care programmes that are specially tailored for individual needs.

TrichoKare’s treatments are all validated by trichologist and TrichoKare’s products are formulated by herbalist.

Prior to the treatment, I was given a short tour of the facilities and the centre. The relaxing spa-quality environment provides an ultimate rejuvenating experience.

This private room is especially catered for Hair Weaving Treatment. This special hair treatment helps add up of hair to the scalp by weaving or braiding of hair.

Here’s their cozy hair washing area.

These octopus-looking machines are mounted above each cubicle.

The treatment session began with a scalp check. The hair consultant first analyzed my scalp (oily or dry) by gently rubbing it with her fingers. I was shocked to be told that my scalp is actually dry and not oily as I always thought. All these while, I have been using shampoos that are specially formulated for oily scalp, not knowing that I actually have dry scalp. Thankfully it wasn’t too late to find out and make the switch. ;-)

After which, she then placed a scalp applicator on 4 different areas of the scalp (crown, the back, right and left side of the head) for a precise scalp diagnosis.

Wow! My scalp on the left side of my head (just above left ear) was infected with red spots. Inflamed scalp is mainly due to fungal infections and can be treated easily. I was also shocked to see layer of dead skin on the scalp (white patchy skin) too. Eeee!! These dead scalp skin can to be removed with treatment.

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Review – Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask

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Do you know many men are attracted to beautiful feet? They especially feel impressed when a woman simply move and flaunt their beautiful feet in front of them. Many men may feel embarrassed by having a female companion with cracked skin or blisters, and worst with odor!

Hence, having a well-maintained feet is essential, not only for yourself but also for people around you. And if your feet are suffering from blisters, corns and severely cracked heels, it is a telltale sign that your feet are desperate need of attention.

Here is something home-use all-in-1 exfoliating and moisturizing foot treatment for your neglected feet. Isn’t it great to pamper your feet at the comfort at your home?

Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask, a Watsons House Brand product, is designed to help soften dry and cracked skin, relieve calluses and eliminate odor. It also helps to moisturize, nourish and repair skin.

This convenient and easy to use Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask is formulated with Bamboo Extract, Salicylic Acid, Milk Protein, Ginger Root and Aloe Vera Extracts.

Each box comes with 2 pieces of masks and adhesive tapes.

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Review – DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil & DHC Pore Essence

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Just a while ago, I was delighted to receive a hand delivery from Watsons Singapore and it contains a couple of beauty products that I’m actually quite curious to try out.

Here’s a peek of what I have received – DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil, DHC Pore Essence, SuperDrug Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum, Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask, Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are exclusively available at selected Watsons stores in Singapore. (read below for store locators)

So let me start with the ones that interest me most, the newly launched DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil and DHC Pore Essence.

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DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil – S$37.50 / 150ml

Due to the popular demand of the bestselling botanical DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, DHC has specially created a milder version DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil that helps to effectively remove dirt and impurities while maintaining skin’s moisture levels.

It is formulated with natural Lavender Essential Oil, Plural Amino Acid and Moringa Seed.

It is believed that skin problems such as clogged pores and skin irritation can occur if makeup and impurities are not properly removed, which I fully agree with it! DHC Deep Cleansing Oil solves this problem without stripping off your natural moisture.

This new mild cleansing oil actually contains 2 types of cleansing contents – regular cleansing ingredients and gemini amphiphilic cleansing ingredients. While regular cleansing ingredients contain water and oil dissolvable contents, gemini cleansing ingredients are oil in water emulsions. This helps the latter fulfill both “powerful cleansing” and moisture effect” simultaneously by enabling both oil and water contents to merge together.

In addition, this revolutionary formula disperses oil into ultra fine emulsion, causing makeup and impurities to rise to the surface while preventing re-absorption.

Hence, it is claimed that even the thickest makeup can be removed easily. I decided to do a test to see if the claim is true. Yes, this mild cleansing oil actually removes the permanent makeup effortlessly.

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