Archive for May, 2010

Review – Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

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For me, exfoliation is one of the most effective way to achieve a radiance and healthy-looking skin. There are so many benefits with exfoliation. First and foremost, exfoliation helps to remove the dead skin cells on the outer surface of the skin and new skin cells will start to grow in the deep basal cell layer of the epidermis. These new cells are plumper, have more moisture and after the dead cells are removed by exfoliation the newer cells are exposed and reveal a healthy glowing and more youthful cast to the skin surface.

Exfoliation also helps to better penetration of rejuvenating topical agents, stimulate new skin cells formation, increase collagen production in the dermis and remove skin pore blocking debris.

With all these good benefits and my crazy crush on exfoliation, that is why I have selected this Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion as one of the compliment product during the recent Kiehl’s Private Tour & Treat.

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Shirleen’s Wardrobe For Sale – June 2010

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This is the first time I am selling some of my new and relatively new apparels that I have bought in Taipei and Japan.

All prices are in Singapore dollars and FREE DELIVERY is only available within Singapore. For overseas shipping, the additional delivery cost will be based on the item and the mailing address. I accept payment via PayPal that includes credit cards, bank transfers and debit cards. Item will be delivered within 3 working days upon receiving the payment.

If you have any enquiry before making the purchase, feel free to send me an email at sales@womenlovebeauty.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Enjoy the shopping at the comfort at your home!

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My 45-Minute Heart-Stopping Moment – Eye Bag Removal Surgery

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Finally, I have decided to go with Dr Woffles Wu for my eye bag removal surgery. It was a 45-minute heart-stopping and frightening moment! This 45-minutes seems forever and longer than what it actually was. I was really tense and second half of my body was shivering vigorously. With each eye half opened at each time (it was extremely swollen due to numerous general anesthesia injections), I can see the needle, scalpel and thread on my eyelid area. I was balling my fists and occasionally I have to hold my breathe whenever Dr Wu was doing the cutting and stitching.

My eyes are heavily bruised and swollen now. I have to take different type of medication three times per day (for a week) that includes for bruising and swelling reduction, anti-inflammtory, antibiotic, strong pain-killer and sleeping pills (only when necessary). I have to put two types of eye-drops every hour on the first day and every two hours on second day onwards. Now my lower eyelid areas are heavily plastered and I can’t fully open my eyes. That really makes me sleepy most of the time.

Hold your breathe, I will be doing a full review soon! Hee hee…… [-)

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How To Choose Between AHA Or BHA For Your Skin Type?

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In the history of cosmetics, no other ingredient or family of ingredients has had the impact or efficacy of Hydroxy Acids. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) are a family of naturally occurring mild acids. Most AHAs and BHA are present in fruits and vegetables.

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AHAs and BHA have a very large number of applications in skin care and can help many conditions, including oily and acne-prone skin, sun damage, dryness and hyperpigmentation. There are several AHAs used in skin-care treatment and that include lactic acid, tartaric acid, malic acid and by far the best known AHA, glycolic acid. Salicylic acid and citric acid are also often included when discussing hydroxy acids, but they are actually Beta Hydroxy Acids.

Research shows that AHAs and BHA can also improve skin thickness and cell turnover, increase collagen content, reduce discolorations, and improve pore function by reducing the number of clogged pores.

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Video – Exfoliating Reveals Smoother Skin

Thanks Estee Lauder For The FREE Advanced Night Repair (15ml)! Muacks!!!

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Recently, I accidentally came across Est©e Lauder Advanced Night Repair Weekly Giveaway and was lucky to be the first 30 participants to tag myself to receive a bottle of Est©e Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex in 15ml. Lucky me!!!

If you wish to win a bottle of Est©e Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15ml) too, check out the Est©e Lauder Advanced Night Repair Weekly Giveaway 2. There are total of 50 bottles to be won!

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I will be doing a review on this product soon!

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While waiting for my freebie collection, I checked out the lipsticks and ‘unfortunately’ discovered a sweet lip color (324 Peach Fizz). I couldn’t resist it and bought it without much consideration. OMG! I cannot control myself! Spend again? Feel like chopping off my hands hee hee…….

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Review – Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk

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Proper cleansing is one of the most important regimen for a healthy-looking skin. I believe with good cleansing, skin will not only feel fresh and clean, it will also help to slow down the signs of aging. If skin is not properly cleanse, more residues will accumulate on the skin surface and therefore skin will get duller and rough, and beneficial nutrients will not be able to penetrate onto the skin.

After reading some good online reviews on Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk, I decided to give it a try. Its fragrance-free content which is extremely safe for my sensitive skin, provides more assurance that this product should be good for me.

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A Great Bargain At Shiseido Sale – Spending Only $247 For Cosmetic Products Worth $764 (U.P.)

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Have you been to Shiseido Sale yesterday? If you do, lucky you! I believe you have gotten some great bargains at the sale too. The sale is only on 20th and 21th May 10am – 8pm, and if you haven’t been there, you still have a chance to go down today.

Although I can’t find much skin care products around, but I still managed to grab quite a bit of makeup products mostly eyeshadows, nail polish and lip gloss. The only products I didn’t bother to buy are the hair products.

The girls at one of the counter said that some customers came in as early as 9+am hoping to grab all the good buy. Skin care products from Cle De Peau have been snapped up almost completely before lunch on the first day. My friend Vionn who has arrived at 10.45am, has claimed that it took her almost 25 minutes to get into the sale room. It was even more jam packed when she came out from the room (before 12 noon) and the queue was so long that it almost reached the lift! I can’t imagine how bizarre will that be during the lunch hour, goodness!

As I’m on leave and taking my own sweet time, I reached the Shiseido office at 3+pm. There was no queue at all! So easy breezy! Within an hour and a half, I have spent $247 worth of cosmetic products (U.P. for all @ $764)! Don’t dare to tell my hubby, he will freak out if he finds out! Yes I agree I’m vain! Well, it’s ‘tough’ to be a woman sometimes, I mean keep spending just to be pretty! Excuses excuses! GRINS!!! Hee hee……

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Shiseido The Makeup Luminizing Brush Powder
Usual Price $87, Sale Price $30
(managed to grab the last piece for both hee hee….)

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Ettusais Hyper Gloss Oil (including Limited Edition piece)
Usual Price $28, Sale Price $10

Maquillage Limited Edition Glossy Gloss
Usual Price $39, Sale Price $20

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Maquillage Lasting Liquid UV Liquid Foundation (comes with a sponge)
Usual Price $75, Sale Price $15

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Estee Lauder Night Repair Weekly Giveaway 2 : 20th – 27th May 2010

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Estee Lauder Facebook Night Repair
Weekly Giveaway 2

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If you have missed the first Estee Lauder Facebook Weekly Giveaway, don’t worry, here’s your another chance.

Estee Lauder is giving away another 50 bottles of Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (15ml) to 50 lucky contestants. Simply log on to Estee Lauder Page and answer a question. All the best! Let me know if you win!

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Hada Labo Launch Preview – Japan’s Bestselling Hydration Series

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Last week, I have attended the Hada Labo Launch Preview Media Intimate Session (organised by Vibes Communications) to introduce the Japan’s Bestselling Hydration Series at Takumi Tokyo @Marina at Keppel Bay.

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I feel especially fortunate to be invited to this private event which for the first time to be able to attend a preview together with the people from the media industry.

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