Archive for November, 2010

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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Watsons’ Get-To-Know-You Media Tea At Heart Bistro

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Two weeks ago, I was privileged to be invited to Watsons‘ Get-To-Know-You Media Tea at Heart Bistro @ Palais Renaissance. About 10 guests including editors from Her World Magazine, Shape Magazine & 2 beauty bloggers (including myself) have attended this Watsons private event.

This is my first Watsons invite and thanks to Serena and Jolene from Huntington Communications for extending this special invitation to me.

The agenda for this event is to get to know more about DHC Skincare, the Japan’s #1 direct mail-order skincare brand and its upcoming plans for year 2011. In addition, to find out more about Watsons Brands that also include Pure Beauty, Avalon Organics & Watsons House Brand.

Each guest is served with this yummy palette of sandwiches, mini quiche and cakes.

Interesting “HEART” shaped tea cup.

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About Watsons Personal Care Stores

Watsons, Asia’s #1 Health and Beauty Retailer with over 8,900 stores in 34 markets worldwide, first made its foray into the Singapore market in April 1988 with the opening of a 4,000sq ft store at Marina Square. The Watsons brand has since expanded rapidly throughout the years and has evolved itself in line with the proposition to help customers have fun “Looking Good, Feeling Great”.

In 2003, Watsons introduced pharmacy services to its customers with the opening of its first pharmacy counter at Ngee Ann City. The retailer now has 23 pharmacy counters located within the key stores and its continuing expanding its pharmacy services.

Watsons, owned by renowned Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited, has also introduced a new, bright and contemporary feel to its stores, and is providing unique programs of personalized advice and counseling in beauty and health care. Watson’s Singapore now has 105 stores with the latest store additions at Esplanade Xchange and Marina Bay Financial Centre.

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Watsons House Brand

Watsons House Brand provide comprehensive ranges of hair, body and face care products at an affordable prices. You can save up to 25% than other leading brands.

Uncompromising in delivery consistent standardized products, all of Watsons products are randomly tested and inspected on every shipment to regulate quality.

Under the Watsons house brand, customers are able to find 10 distinct personal care categories that cater to any occasion or mood. From ‘Body & Bath’ to ‘Medical & Clinical’ to ‘Ladies’ Personal’, there is always something for everyone.

Packed with over 400 items under the Watsons house brand, with a good range of 75% products focused on beauty that include a wide range of masks, Olive and Lavender bath ranges and even an extensive array of foot care products.

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Watsons House Brand Bird’s Nest Mask is one of the bestseller beauty products at Watsons.

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DHC Skincare

DHC, the #1 direct mail skincare company in Japan, has a legacy of 29 years in Japan creating high-quality products based on the natural benefits of olive oil to provide products to creative healthier, beautiful and radiant skin. All DHC products are colouring and fragrance FREE.

DHC Olive Essentials Set, its signature range, contains DHC’s premium virgin olive oil that is not only rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but also effectively neutralizes free radicals that damage healthy skin. The range contains four core products that balance skin moisture and form a barrier to protect skin from irritants. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is one of the best seller products under DHC, gently protects skin while dissolving make-up and unclogs pores to reveal radiant skin.

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DHC Acerola Brightening Series consists of Acerola Concentrate, Lotion and Gel. Its key ingredient, exotic acerola ruby-red fruit stars from Caribbean, adds firmness to the skin and prevents harmful free radicals from causing uneven skin tone and wrinkles, ensuring healthier and firmer skin.

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DHC Camu Camu Whitening Series contains Camu Camu fruit extract, that is rich in vitamin C, is invaluable to DHC as the key healing ingredient for the whitening series.

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DHC Salicylic range includes Acne Wash, Acne Toner, Face Milk and Spot Therapy. Its main ingredient salicylic acid prevents and protects skin against acne without irritation to the skin.

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DHC Acne Series compliment well when use with the DHC Salicylic Skincare Range. This acne range contains olive leaf extract, artichoke extract and other botanical ingredients that help protect skin from harmful UV rays which will aggravate acne, while effectively concealing acne scars and skin discoloration.

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Received a lovely set of DHC Sube Sube Trial Kit that comprises of Deep Cleansing Oil, Mild Soap, Mild Lotion and Olive Virgin Oil.

sssshhhhhh………first news….DHC will be launching its range of makeup collection in 2011…………

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Clarins Christmas Coffret Sets

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Are you looking for a Christmas gift for your best friend, mom or sister? In this season of giving, Clarins has specially created a set of Christmas Coffrets that are exclusively designed for everyone and you will be able to find the perfect gift for them. Now pamper them with one of the lovely gift set from Clarins today!

Click the image to find out more!

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Review – Body Wellness Oriental Revival Body Treatment

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Two weeks ago, I was delighted to be one of the 7 beauty bloggers to be invited to experience a deluxe treatment at Body Wellness @ Winsland House 1. Thanks to TheSampleStore for extending this invitation to us.

As each beauty blogger received different body or face treatment, I was offered the Oriental Revival, a detoxifying body treatment using ginger and black pepper.

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Body Wellness Profile

Body Wellness, established in 1997, is one of the leaders in the local spa industry with 14 years of experience, keeping to the promise of providing highest quality services, products and customer service at fair and reasonable prices. Body Wellness provides an assortment of holistic treatments and therapies specially designed for every individual needs.

With an in-house research and development team, Body Wellness has always been offering the most creative and innovative treatments, exclusively found at Body Wellness only, while incorporating the latest technology and treatment techniques into the treatments.

The team of professionals at Body Wellness comprises specialist consultants, experienced therapist and even an appointed doctor to take care of your every wellness needs. From results-driven facials to bust enhancements, relaxing massages to rejuvenating spa therapies, and even slimming treatments.

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Oriental Revival Body Treatment

Upon reaching the Body Wellness at Winsland House 1, I received a warmly welcome from a group of consultants and therapists at the counter. A warm ginger tea was served soon after and I was given a set of questionnaire forms. While I was filling up the forms, I overheard a lady making a remark to her friend that she loves drinking the ginger tea whenever she’s here for a treatment. She will drink at least 2 cups each time she’s here. I took a quick peek at her and I could tell that she was really enjoying her every sip of the hot tea.

I was thinking : “Really? What so great about this ginger tea! Isn’t just an ordinary tea right!”. BUT after I have tasted it myself, I immediately fell in love with it too. OMG!!! It is so refreshing and tasty! The ginger taste is really strong and I instantly felt warm inside my body.

The ginger tea is brewed and replenished daily at their respective outlets. And I was told that Body Wellness @ Winsland House serves the best ginger tea among the 3 outlets. I love it so much and I have my second cup after the treatment. :-)

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Sifang, the pretty Marketing Executive, toured me around before the treatment. I was very surprised that this Winsland House outlet is such a huge place. It has 38 to 39 rooms and it is so big that the corridor is formed in a big ‘U’ shaped.

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Here’s a peek on one of the treatment room.

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Instead of using numbers to identify each room, Body Wellness cleverly names each room with an unique name.

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A potpourri bag is hanged on the doorknob if the room is taken. What a clever way!

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Here’s the place for customers to blow their hair and put on their makeup.

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What a huge waiting room. I reckon it can seat at least 25 people.

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Here’s one of the hot bath room.

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Here are the shower rooms.

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Review – Oriental Revival Body Treatment

What is Oriental Revival? Well, Oriental Revival is a wellness body treatment that includes dry skin brushing to exfoliate, a warming and detoxifying body wrap based on traditional ingredients, and a relaxing and pampering full body massage.

I was in fact delighted to be offered this treatment as I love detoxification. I desperately need to reduce water retention, improve my lymphatic and blood circulation, and most importantly to relax and being pampered. I was told that this treatment can also help to treat my bloating, improve my digestion, relieve tight muscles and de-stress. It can also help to treat my cold feet and fingers as I often feel cold most of the time.

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Body Wellness exclusively tailors this treatment into 2 different needs.

If you prefer a detox session that is totally relaxing and pampering, go for :
Oriental Revival with Heat Blanket :
Foot cleansing >> dry skin brushing >> full body massage >> oriental detox mask and wrap (plastic sheet) >> heat blanket >> shower

If you prefer a detox session that also aids in slimming, then go for :
Oriental Revival with Steam Bath :
Foot cleansing >> dry skin brushing >> oriental detox mask and wrap (clingwrap) >> steam room >> shower >> full body massage

I have taken up the Heat Blanket as I want to detoxify my body more than slimming hee hee……

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What are the benefits of this treatment?

  • warming and stimulating
  • improves blood circulation
  • improves lymphatic circulation
  • reduces water retention
  • reduces cellulite
  • improves immunity
  • detoxification
  • softens and brightens the skin
  • energises the body
  • relaxing and pampering
  • may improve cellular age, reduce weight and fat mass (based on body comp scale)

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Who will benefit from this treatment?

  • cellulite
  • feeling toxic
  • bloating and water retention
  • poor circulation
  • poor digestion
  • lack of energy
  • aches and pains
  • tight muscles
  • always feeling cold
  • stress

Our 2-Week Journey On Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge

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After 2-week of tough journey on Stage 2 Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge, Jennifer (my Vichy Challenger) and I are glad to have finally come close to the end of this 2-week journey.

Jennifer, my nominated Vichy Challenger, has skin imperfection such as redness, acne, oiliness and enlarged pores on her skin. Before the Stage 2 started, she has gone through a skin analysis and a personalized range of Vichy products was customized to her skin needs by the dermatologist after the test.

Jennifer is then required to upload 3 photos/videos with a short diary entry on Vichy Singapore Fanpage to share her progress, confidence, compliments using the set of customized Vichy products every 3 days for 2 weeks starting from 8 November 2010. The last day for voting is 24 November 2010.

Click here to read her 2-week skin progress on Vichy Singapore Facebook page.

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Enlarged Pores Are Gone!

After using the full set of customized Vichy products for only 2 days, the first result that Jennifer has noticed is the improvement on her enlarged pores. The pore sizes has reduced in sizes and the result is immediate! And after 13 days, her enlarged pores are almost completely gone! That is amazing!

Jennifer has done a video on her most favourite Vichy “Pore-Removal” product and click here to find out what is the Vichy product that has magically eliminated the enlarged pores. :-)

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After using the full set of Vichy products for 14 days, Jennifer’s skin has improved tremendously. In fact, due to my heavy workload, I didn’t have a chance to meet Jennifer and the last catchup was during the skin analysis session at Guardian Tanglin Mall more than 2 weeks ago.

For the final entry, we decided to meet up to produce a video on her skin progress and improvements. After meeting her, I was very surprised to see the differences between before and after using Vichy products.

Click here to view this interesting video of us (me interviewing her and QCing her skin condition). Please excuse my bad pronunciation on the video, especially word like “Oiliness”, I kept saying “Orliness”, so embarrassing hee hee………..

Here’s what my fan has commented on this latest video @ YouTube site : HI shirleen i love your videos and learn lots from u thank you so much hope u will post more videos of U!! u look great i loves your sexy face and your skin u are pretty too :0) more videos pls! but dont just show off your faceshow off your body too shirleenho :0)

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A Final Skin Check

This Saturday, Jennifer will need to go down to Guardian Tanglin Mall for a final Skin Check without makeup in order to check her actual skin condition. Cross our fingers and toes hee hee…….

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Your Last Chance To Vote By Today!

There are 5 challengers including Jennifer in this final Stage 2. Only one challenger will be selected to be the winner to win an iPad. As the number of votes take up 30% of the total score. Support us by casting more votes for her.

Please help to vote on all 15 images/videos. The last date for voting is 24 Nov (TODAY!!). To vote, you will need to click on individual image/video and click on the ‘vote’ green button. The fastest way to vote for all 15 images/videos is to use your computer mouse and RIGHT click on each picture to create a new tab. After when 15 new individual tabs are created, you can now vote on all at one go at one time………..

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Be The Lucky Voter To Win a $300 Vichy Hamper!

Please “Like” Vichy Facebook Fanpage (if you haven’t) before you start voting, in order for them to contact you if you are the winner for the $300 Vichy hamper. Good Luck!

>>> VOTE FOR JENNIFER NOW!

The result for the winner challenger will be announced on 1st December 2010. All the best to you Jennifer! Jia You!! ;-)

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Shiseido Sale Is Here Again!

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Hey girls, it’s time to spend spend spend again! Shiseido is having a 2-day sale on 24th and 25th Nov 2010. Lots of great buys await you! Don’t miss it!

Please kindly note : Payment can be made in cash, nets or credit card (Visa/Master). All sales are final. There will be no exchange and/or refund. Each customer is limited to a max purchase of 6 pieces per item/per colour (applicable to Cle De Peau Beaute, Shiseido & Ettusais only). A bag deposit area will be provided as no handbags/bags will be allowed into the event. No children below the age of 12 are allowed.

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Elizabeth Arden New PREVAGE® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum & PREVAGE® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturier SPF 15

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Last Friday, I was one of the 5 beauty bloggers to be invited to the Elizabeth Arden Social Media Team: Catchup Dinner & Drinks @ 15 Minutes at Laselle College of the Arts. The main agenda for this private gathering is to preview two NEW Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye products – Prevage® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum and Prevage® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15 PA++.

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NEW Prevage® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum and Prevage® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15 PA++ are exclusively launched on 19 November 2010 at Takashimaya Departmental Store.

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And at the same time to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and drinks with fellow bloggers and the Elizabeth Arden marketing team. It was a fun night with lots of laughter and I truly enjoyed the long chat (more than 4 hours) on social marketing and beauty tips.

Salad in the jar!

Live band performing at 15 Minutes.

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Upon arrival, each blogger was presented a beautiful bouquet with a thank you card.

Love these lovely flowers, thanks EA!

While we were chatting, we started to recall that exactly one year ago, we have attended our first event from Elizabeth Arden. It was in November 2009 to preview the Prevage® Day Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA++ and that was actually our (myself, Tiff and Sara) first invitation to the blogging event. Oh my………time really flies……….

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Introducing New PREVAGE® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum & PREVAGE® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15

Prevage® presents a new vision of anti-aging eyecare with high performance Idebenone designed to deliver intensive correction and protection to the look of skin around the eyes. Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant available today*, is proven to protect skin from all three types of damaging free radical reactions. And the only antioxidant with an EPF® (Environmental Protection Factor) rating of 95 out of 100.

* Tested including alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E & coenzyme Q10

Do you know environmental assaults will damage your skin? Free radicals are triggered by sun exposure, smoke, pollution and even your own metabolism. Hence your skin doesn’t just age, it oxidizes – explains cosmeceutical scientist and Prevage® researcher Joseph H. Lewis II.

Idebenone was first introduced in Prevage® Face that is proven to help prevent oxidation on the skin, a leading cause of visible signs of skin aging.

New Prevage® Eye formulas help reverse visible signs of aging in the eye area, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and sun damage, targeting puffiness and dark circles and brightening the look of skin as they soothe and moisturize.

You can use both Prevage® Eye products as individual product or use together in a regimen.

In fact, we were fortunate to be the first to preview these 2 new Prevage® Eye products even before the people from the media do. These two NEW Prevage® Eye products are to replace the previous Prevage® Eye Anti-aging Moisturizing treatment. I have tried a few Prevage® products before and I would have to say that Prevage® is considered one of the best anti-aging skincare range I have tested so far. Thanks to the powerful Idebenone.

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Limited-Edition Paul Frank Lip Smacker Christmas Gift Sets

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Last Friday, I have received a lovely Limited-Edition Paul Frank Lip Smacker Christmas gift set from StarAsia Singapore. This Julius & Friends Lip Gloss Collection will be launching in Singapore on 18 November 2010 at selected Watsons outlets.

StarAsia Group, founded in 2004,  is a leading distributor of international prestige and masstige cosmetic and fragrances such as fun lip care from the USA, Lip Smackers, cult Korean brand, Skin79, premium French organic skincare label, La Claree, ice cream bath treats from the United States, ME! Bath, popular top-to-toe masks from UK, Montagne Jeunesse, and French slimming sensation Kilo Off.

This Limited-Edition Julius & Friends Lip Gloss Collection by Lip Smacker® and Paul Frank Industries®, take a fresh approach to everything they do including the tradition of gift giving! Whether you are collecting these limited-edition, fashionable products for yourself or giving to someone else, they will carry on a timeless love of fun and fashion.

Lip Smacker® is the worldwide lip gloss leader and #1 favourite among girls. Bonne Bell, Inc.® introduced the Lip Smacker brand in 1973 with the original and ever-popular Strawberry Lip Smacker. Today, the brand offers over 300 flavours that include co-branding partnership with Coca-Cola, Skittles®, Starburst®, KOOL-AID®, Dr Pepper® and many more.

Paul Frank Industries® is founded on the simple principle of pure creativity, the design house of Paul Frank industries specialises in originally created men’s and women’s sportswear accessories, pajamas, swimwear, intimates, t-shirts, and home furnishings. PFI collections are available at top retailers worldwide, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Colette (France), Selfridges (London), Beams (Japan), and 14 Paul Frank stores worldwide.

The gift bag comes in 2 designs – white background filled with Paul Frank’s much-loved monkeys in colourful circles or black background with polka dots and Paul Frank’s monkeys.

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I was offered to pick my favorite colour (either the black or the white) and I really have a hard time choosing one. Both are equally adorable! And eventually I chose the white one as I like the colourful design on the white background, it’s more fun and lively.

I felt in love with this gift bag immediately after receiving it. I’m glad I have chosen the right colour, love the vibrant colours and it’s so so adorable!

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This Christmas gift set comes with 4 moisturizing and great-tasting lip glosses, all adorned with different Julius and friends designs.

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My Challenger’s Video Review – Vichy Normaderm Total Pore Resurfacing Essence

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Jennifer, my challenger for Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge, has just done a video review on Vichy Normaderm Total Pore Resurfacing Essence. Find out what she has to say about the product by clicking the image below.

Do help to cast votes for her by voting all 12 pictures/video daily till 26 November 2010 on Vichy Facebook Page. One lucky voter may get a chance to win a $300 Vichy hamper. Good luck! :-)

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Tony Moly Christmas Gift Collections 2010

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Tony Moly, a leading Korean retailer of skincare and cosmetics that has launched its first outlet in September 2010 at Marina Square #02-151, is celebrating its first Christmas in Singapore.

In this season of giving, Tony Moly has created great gift ideas to help shoppers search for their perfect Christmas gifts. The collections are specially selected, categorised and assembled to meet shoppers’ skincare needs and budgets.

From 17 November till 25 December 2010, shoppers can find their perfect gift from 14 specially selected and packaged Christmas gift sets attractively priced at a range from as low as $9.90 to just $99.90.

The gift sets include fragrances, hand and foot care, body care, and cosmetics sets which are attractively packaged to make the perfect Santa giveaway for loved ones, friends, colleagues, families, and even for men too.

Tony Moly invites all shoppers to discover the pleasurable delights of its 14 specially designed makeup and skincare range of Christmas Gift sets.

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Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream + Tomatox Brightening Mask

S$49.90 Savings of $4.90

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Berry Berry Sleeping Pack (Whitening or Wrinkle) + Gold Black Sugar Scrub

S$49.90 Savings of $4.90

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Egg Pore Blackhead-Out Oil Gel + Egg Pore Tightening Pack

S$49.90 Savings of $3.90

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Peach Anti-Aging hand Cream + Lemon Sherbet Foot Mask + Green Apple Hand Mask

S$19.90 Savings of $3.90

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