Archive for September, 2010

AFC DNA Gene Test Kit For Weight Management

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Last week, I have gone through my first DNA test. I’m not testing if I’m the biological child of my parents but to uncover the DNA link to my weight. :-)

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As planned, I’ve met up with 2 pretty AFC Japan representatives for a lunch and at the same time I was presented with a complimentary Gene Test Kit (S$28) plus laboratory testing (S$180) which will be conducted by GeneLife® in Japan.

AFC Gene Test Kit for Weight Management is 99.99% accurate and 100% safe. It uses a simple, painless non-invasive cheek swab to discover my Fat Metabolism Gene Combination, what makes me put on weight, where I store excess body fat and to determine the right diet for my unique genetic profile.

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Have you ever wonder why you eat the same amount of food as your friends but they never seem to put on weight but you do? Or feeling stress out of losing those flabby fats? Your genes play an important role on these factors.

Many friends around me have been torturing themselves by exercising intensively or falling sick with slimming pills and crazy crash diets. In the end, they are not able to lose those weights at all. Even if they see superficial result now but once they stop the programs, they will put on more weight than what it was before.

Trying to achieve a long lasting result? Let AFC Japan provides you with the solution from your genes. By understanding your genes, you will be able to do the right thing for your body. Although the result may not be immediate but slowly and surely, you will definitely be seeing a long lasting and permanent result.

AFC Gene Test Kit for Weight Management tests for the presence of 3 fat metabolism genes : Ÿ3AR (Beta-3 Adrenergic Receptor), UCP1 (Uncoupling Protein-1) and Ÿ2AR (Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor) genes. These 3 genes are specific to the Asian Chinese population.

3 Different Genes, 54 Possible Combinations

Do you know that you may be inherited one strand of DNA from each parent? If both your parents carry mutated fat metabolism genes, you may have a 75% chance of inheriting the mutated gene. As much as 70% of your body type is determined by your genes whilst the remaining 30% is determined by your own lifestyle choices and diet.

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Knowing your genetic profile and how your body metabolizes fat will definitely help you make the right decisions about your diet and lifestyle. To understand these important clues will also help to keep those unwanted weight gain away.

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Video – 女人我最大 “Nu Ren Wo Zui Da” Amazing Face Contouring Massage Techniques

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I wanna share one of my favorite episode from 女人我最大 “Nu Ren Wo Zui Da”. The face contouring massage techniques are amazing! Have fun! :-)
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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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You Are Invited To Join Me For The Aqualabel Private Party!

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AQUALABEL “Unravel Your Blogging Power”
Final Stage

AQUALABEL Private Party!

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Yes I have made it and I have now advanced to the final round! HIP HIP HOORAY!!

I have to thank all my fellow readers and friends who have been so supportive throughout the Aqualabel Challenge. I really appreciate and without you, I wouldn’t be able to make it this far. My winning goes to you too! Clap Clap! Cheers!

For the final round, I will be hosting my own Aqualabel Party for my readers and friends! I couldn’t hold back my excitement and I’m really looking forward to host my very first (love) event with my readers and friends around.

And my theme for this party is “Miracle White” :-)

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You are INVITED to the “Miracle White” Aqualabel Party!

Womenlovebeauty will love to invite all the readers and friends for this Exclusive Aqualabel Party on 5th October 2010, 7pm to 9pm.

You will get to sample the Aqualabel Whitening Range and I will be sharing my beauty tips with everyone too.

As the seats are limited, I will require you to RSVP only if you are sure to make it for the event. Do give the chance to others if you are unsure regards to your availability. The venue and theme will be provided only to the RSVP guests and the event will be held in Singapore @Orchard Road. I will hand-picked the selected few to attend this exclusive event.

To RSVP : send me an email to shirleen@womenlovebeauty.com with your name and contact number with the subject title “Miracle White Aqualabel Party”. The RSVP will end on 26 September 2010 12am midnight.

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Bookmark this date!

5th October 2010 7pm-9pm

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There will be lots of fun and excitements await you. Lovely door gifts will be presented to all the guests and light refreshments will be served.

So hurry, move your fingers! :-)

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Clarins Hydra-Luminous Powder Foundation, Instant Light Brush On Perfector, Rouge Prodige Lipstick, Instant Blush & Palette Prodige Powder

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I actually created this ‘Clarins Look’ in less than 15 minutes. Yes, less than 15 minutes! It is so easy and breezy. You don’t need to be a makeup pro to create the same look.

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My Clarins Look

Foundation - Clarins Hydra-Luminous Flawless Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++ (NEW!)

Concealer - Clarins Instant Light Brush On Perfector (NEW!)

Eyeshadow - Clarins Palette Prodige Face & Blush Powder

Blush - Clarins Palette Prodige Face & Blush Powder

Lipstick - Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick (color No 120)

Plus Mascara (from Lancome) and eyeliner (from Chanel)

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NEW! Clarins Hydra-Luminous Flawless Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++

Flawless Powder Foundation Moist & 3D Radiance Effect

Hydra-Luminous Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++, launched in September 2010, is the latest foundation from Clarins.

It is specially designed for Asian women that provides a flawless, radiance, even complexion while preserving the soft, supple qualities of the skin. It contains a concentrate of plant essences such as Rosemary, Camomile and Ginkgo Biloba that help to ensure skin stays fresh, hydrate, radiant and a feeling of last-lasting comfort.

With “3D Luminance” pigment, natural light is diffused and face is more sculpted, reshaped and refined.

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Hydra-Luminous Flawless Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++ comes in separate Case (S$20) and Refill (S$55).

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I have taken shade color (02-IIP) which a shade lighter than my skin tone and my skin looks slightly fairer now. A shade darker will be more ideal actually. I like the melting texture which is ultra soft and fine.

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It glides over my skin effortlessly and all I need is 5 minutes for my whole face. Although it seems matt on my skin but my skin does feel moisture all day long. And it also protects my skin from sun damage with SPF 20 PA++, triple anti-free radical, anti-pollution and anti-UV protection.

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I have almost completed my “Clarins Look” and what I need now is Rouge Prodige Lipstick. In this photo, I’m wearing Clarins Instant Blush on my lip.

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Korea’s Tony Moly Is Finally In Singapore – Showcasing Their Fun Products!

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This Tuesday, I was fortunate to be invited to an exclusive Tony Moly Media Preview Event held at Marina Square. Tony Moly, the Korea’s best selling beauty and skincare brand has finally touched down in Singapore.

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Tony Moly has opened its first outlet @ Marina Square #02-151 on this Wednesday 15th September 2010 and its flagship outlet will be launched in November 2010 at Bugis Junction.

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Founder of Tony Moly (right) and interpreter (left)

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Before it arrived in Singapore, this South Korea innovative brand has already created storms in many parts of Asia such as Hong Kong, Japan, Bangkok, Australia and Taiwan and asian women have gone ga-ga over their products.

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Director of Tony Moly Singapore, Calle Teng

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Tony Moly carries more than 500 items selected specially for the Singapore market, including the brand’s best sellers, the Egg Pore Series, Tomatox, Appletox and accessories with affordable prices.

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Tony Moly develops products using natural ingredients from fruit, plant and herbal extracts. Their all-natural and organic products with no animal testing or specimen contents enhance the wholesome and positive beauty experience.

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Me at the event

I have received a set of Berry Berry Body Mist, Body Oil and Body Scrub, Shiny Foot Peeling Liquid and Dual Effect Sleeping Pack during the event.

Stay tuned for my review on this sleeping pack.

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You should try this product. Tony Moly Tomatox Brightening Mask at S$26.90 is an excellent mask for brightening and detox by removing bodily waste from the skin. It sells like hot cakes, only 3 left as of yesterday afternoon 18 September.

Packaged in a tomato container, the oxygen bubble mask contains fresh tomato extracts and herbal ingredients such as sunflower seed extracts and machihyun extracts.

On my, can you see the difference? After 3 minutes, my skin became brighten instantly!

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Achieve a radiance skin with this Applex Smooth Massage Peeling Cream at S$27.90. It contains AHA that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface. I have bought one and do stay tuned for my review.

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Wake up with a fairer skin with this Ice Queen Snow-White Sleeping Cream at S$32.90 in 50ml.

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Finally I Met My Idol Niu Er At Kose Event

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I’m a super fan of Nu Ren Wo Ju Da, the most popular Taiwanese Beauty Variety Show and I have been faithfully following it for years. Niu Er is known as the most popular skincare advisor in this variety show. Whatever products he recommends, they will usually sell like hot cakes!

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Niu Er was recently in town for a Kose event. Women from Malaysia, Indonesia and China have specially flown to Singapore to attend this event.

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He is very friendly and he actually went around shaking hands with every one of us.

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Vote For My Aqualabel Video! My Winning Ticket To Japan!

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AQUALABEL “Unravel Your Blogging Power”
Stage 3

AQUALABEL Video Challenge @ Shiseido’s Beauty Studio

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We are now at stage 3 and I’m one of the 25 shortlisted contestants to proceed to the third round. The contest has actually became tougher each time. I must say that this video challenge is considered the hardest challenge I have gone through so far. Nevertheless, the nearer we are to the final, the tougher it will be.

If I can make it to the FINAL round, I will be able to host “My Aqualabel Private Party” with a minimum of 10 guests (max. 20). This is definitely going to be exciting! Only 10 bloggers will be qualified to the last round.

From there, 3 bloggers will be picked to win themselves a 5D4N all-expense paid trip to Tokyo Japan, a brand new Panasonic Lumix FX75 Camera, a $500 BYSI voucher and a year’s supply of Aqualabel products. Woohoo!! Hope to be one of the lucky bloggers! YEAH!

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Support Me! Vote For My Aqualabel Video!

To win the big prizes, the performance in this video challenge plays an important role for the total score. They include number of comments and views in this post, number of ‘Like’ on my video entry link @ Aqualabel Facebook Page and number of ‘Like’ on my Aqualabel video @ Aqualabel Facebook Page.

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There are 3 ways to support me!

- Post a comment on this post

- Search for my name Shirleen Womenlovebeauty and “Like” my Aqualabel video post link @ Aqualabel Facebook Page (required to ‘Like’ Aqualabel Page before voting)

- ‘Like’ my Aqualabel video @ Aqualabel Facebook Page (required to ‘Like’ Aqualabel Page before voting)

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Thank you for your support and do continue to read on to find out more about the roller-coaster journey I have gone through during this Video Challenge! And of course not forgetting to view my beautiful video clip! :-)

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Video Challenge With Panasonic!

In this challenge, we are required to attend a short workshop with a 30s video filming session by Panasonic. The purpose of the workshop is to learn the techniques to edit our own videos using the software PhotoFunStudio provided by Panasonic. It was a brief workshop and some good pointers were highlighted such as White Balance, Photo Tilting, Composition, Script and Lighting.

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During this round 3 challenge, I encountered numerous technical hiccups and obstacles which stressed me up to the max. I actually thought of giving up half way through during the journey. Here are the challenges I have faced along the way.

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Challenge 1 – Script! Script! Script!

Few days before the actual filming, I have prepared myself with the first draft on “what is my favorite Aqualabel product and why I like about it?” I started doing numerous trial videos using my own camera as to test the duration of the video. The duration of the video has to range from 15-30 seconds. The first few trials were too long as I was trying too hard to include all the “good things” in the video. After many rounds of trials and errors, I eventually managed to shorten the script that perfectly fit within the 30s time frame. Yes!!

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Challenge 2 – Video Filming Session, 3 Takes only!

Each contestant was given a queue number to take our turn for the video filming session. Each of us were only given maximum of 3 takes for the 15-30 seconds video. I have gotten no.13 as my queue number and I hope this number will bring me luck! Hahaha!! It was a Friday, hopefully not Friday the 13th right?! Oh No!! Cross my fingers!

Other than memorizing the scripts by hard, I have to make sure my pose is graceful. I started to feel nervous before the actual shoot as I was so afraid I will mumble or lose in words.

Our videos (3 takes) were filmed and stored in a 8GB Panasonic SD Card and our next task is to edit our videos using own personal style and creativity. We are required to return the SD Card with our edited videos to Shiseido office by latest 9th September 2010 9am.

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Lancôme Teint Miracle Media Launch Preview Event

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This Wednesday, myself, Mag (makeup Stash!), Sophia (the make-up blogette), Kas (cocomotion), Iris (Rouge Deluxe) and Juliet have been cordially invited to the exclusive Lanc´me Teint Miracle Media Launch Preview event held at The Arts House @ Old Parliament Lane.

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In fact, this is the first time that Lancome has invited bloggers for launch event and I feel privileged to be invited for this exclusive media launch preview.

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Iris, myself, Kas, Mag and Sophia were all wearing Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation. :-)

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In fact, a few days before this grand media preview, we have actually attended our private preview on Teint Miracle and were given a full-sized of Teint Miracle Foundation and Teint Miracle Corrector Pen. Click here to read my review on Teint Miracle.

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Sophia and I have arrived earlier than the rest for a video demo to share our thought on Teint Miracle.

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See the backdrop TV, it shows users sharing their experiences on Teint Miracle, well we will be featured just like them. Hee hee……

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Review – Dermalife Spa Jet 2G Capsule, My Most Rejuvenating Spa Experience Ever!

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A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive an exclusive invitation to indulge myself in an unforgettable innovative spa experience hosted at Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic.

I couldn’t hold back my excitement and I was really looking forward to try out the luxurious Spa Capsule treatment only exclusively available at Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic.

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Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic, started in June 2010, is located in the heart of the prestigious Raffles Hotel with 1,957sqft space area. This latest MediSpa in town has actually invested S$1.5 million in bringing in technology to better facilitate the needs and wants of its clients. Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic is a synergistic one-stop spa solution in aesthetic and spa services. It provides 3 exclusive top-notch capsules - Slimline POD O2 Spa Capsule, Alpha Spa Capsule and Spa Jet Capsule to cater to one’s every need.

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Earlier in the day of my treatment, I was feeling very moody. I didn’t sleep well on the night before and I woke up in the middle of the night as I was troubled with some personal matters. I didn’t smile much and I was extremely quiet most of the day. Hence, I was so afraid I would not be able to enjoy the treatment in the evening, but to my surprise it turned out to be one of my most rejuvenating spa experience I ever have.

Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed by one of the Directors and the PR Representative. The director suggested that I try out their popular Spa Jet Capsule and I delightfully accepted it.

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A cosy waiting area that it feels so much like a home.

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My first glance at their first machine. OMG!! This Slimline POD 02 Spa Capsule looks superior! It can get rid of cellulite, tightens the skin and contours the body, but what truly sets it apart from other slimming spa capsules, is that it is safe and effective in coping with weight management issues.

Only available at Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic, this weight loss spa capsule integrates multiple weight loss technologies, increasing metabolic stimulation to lose weight faster, and reducing weight set points to burning fat at a higher rate. With its related physiological benefits, it’s a one-stop permanent weight loss solution for many. I hope to try this one day…..hee hee……

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So this is the Dermalife Spa Jet 2G Capsule I was going to indulge with. WOOHOO!!! I was so so excited!!

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I was given a set of disposable panties and bra. So this is my bra!! Hahaha!! After changing to these, I proceeded to lay down on the Capsule bed.

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Feeling a little bit nervous laying on this capsule at first. Okay relax! Cheers!

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