Archive for November, 2010

Giveaway – One Lucky Reader Has Won ZA Products! Congratulations!

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Thanks so much to everyone for participating in the mini ZA Giveaway. I’m delighted to receive great responses from this mini giveaway.

One lucky winner has been random picked by Random.org and the winner is………….

Congratulations to Angela!

You are the only winner for this mini giveaway and you have won yourself :

ZA Concealer Perfection – in shade #1 (with Vitamin E)

ZA Eyebrow Liner – in shade BR22 (with Vitamin E)

ZA Anti-Shine 2-Way Foundation SPF20 PA++ Refill – in shade #20 (with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid)

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Please send an email to me at shirleen@womenlovebeauty.com by latest 17 November 2010 with your contact number and your mailing address. I will correspond with you shortly. If I do not hear from you by 18 November, your gifts will be forfeited to the next winner.

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Review – AFC DNA Gene Test Kit + Laboratory Testing

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A month ago, I have done my first DNA Gene Test to uncover my genes, on how my body puts on weight and where the excess fat are stored by getting to the root of my weight problems. It also helps to determine the right diet for my unique genetic profile.

In fact, I have received these compliment Gene Test Kit (S$28) plus laboratory testing (S$180) (which was conducted by GeneLife® in Japan) from AFC Japan.

As planned 4 weeks after my first test, I met up with the nutritionist to receive my gene test results that come with 2 reports - DNA genetic profile and customized weight management plan.

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A short recap………

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. In addition, it comes with an exercise plan and supplement guide.

Our genes play an important role on how and where we put on weight. This DNA Gene Test allows me to understand my genes and provides the weight management solution based on my genes so that I can do the right thing for my body. As our genes will never change, one test is all I need for this lifetime of effective weight management. ;-)

Click the link to read my full post on AFC Gene Test Kit.

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My first report : My DNA Genetic Profile

Contains my weight management results report detailing my genetic profile, the presence of mutations in 3 fat metabolism genes and obese body type.

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.

Although there are only 3 Fat Metabolism Genes, many people have a combination of genes. In total, there are 54 combination types — knowing which one you belong to will definitely help you do the right thing for your body. My results show that I am a pure PEAR type, with one mutation (not so serious). For this blog entry, I will only be writing about the Pear Type and Apple Type.

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Characteristics of Pear Type –
UCP1 (Uncoupling Protein-1)

PEAR TYPE. This group has difficulty in metabolizing fat that causes body to store more fat under the skin when the body temperature is lowered. This gene mutation covers approximately 25% of the Asian population and occurs mainly on females than males reason because females tend to have a lower body temperature than males, causing increased fat accumulation to preserve body temperature. What interesting is that women have a natural tendency to protect the ovarian areas from lower temperatures, subcutaneous fat under the skin therefore tends to accumulate in the tummy, hips and thighs.

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Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge Stage 2 : Your Chance To Win $300 Vichy Hamper

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Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge

Recently, 9 beauty bloggers and myself have participated in the Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge. For this challenge, each blogger is required to select a challenger who hates skin imperfection and needs help to solve her acne/pimples, redness, oily skin or uneven skin texture.

Click here to read more about the Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge.

The Stage 1 has just ended on 31 Oct 2010 and only 5 challengers have proceeded to Stage 2 of the challenge. I’m glad that my challenger Jennifer is qualified to Stage 2 of the challenge. Congratulations to you Jennifer!

During Stage 2, Jennifer is required to upload 3 photos with a short diary post entry on Vichy Singapore Fanpage every 3 days to share her progress, confidence, compliments using a set of customized Vichy products.

Voters can VOTE all photos everyday for 2 weeks from 8 Nov 2010 onwards. One lucky voter may get a chance to win a $300 Vichy hamper.

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Lets meet my challenger Jennifer!

Jennifer’s Bio :

Being a mother of three, she has to juggle between work, role as a wife and mother. The responsilbility and stress have caused her skin to break out easily. And that stress her even further. With high financial commitments, she does not have the luxury to go for facial. How she wishes to have a range of good skincare products that she can depend on and help her maintain an acne-free flawless looking skin.

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Jennifer’s skin is always at its worst during evening after work. There are always redness, acne and oiliness on her skin.

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Clarins Limited Edition BAROCCO Christmas Make-up Collection

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Last Thursday, I was delighted to be invited to preview the latest Clarins Limited Edition BAROCCO Christmas Make-up Collection at Cova Pasticceria, Paragon Shopping Centre and to enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the same time.

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The beauty bloggers who have attended the Christmas Collection Preview are myself, Sophia, Mag, KasJia Hui and Glitzy (left early). With us are Brenda, Jasmine and Joanna from Clarins. ;-)

Oh yeah, Christmas is just around the corner!

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BAROCCO

Clarins Christmas Sensual Make-up Collection

For this 2010 festive season, Clarins exclusively creates BAROCCO, a sensual and sumptuous limited edition make-up collection that is inspired from the flamboyant Baroque universe influenced with rich golds, emblematic scrolls and sensual style.

The four limited edition creations provide rich colours and finest textures that are combined with the most elegant packaging.

The complexion is pale and lightly powdered, the body is adorned with touches of sparkling gold powder. The eyes smoulder with a “smoky look” and a modern play on contrasts, colours and light. Lips are veiled in a vibrant, intense black tulip lipstick, the ultimate symbol of absolute femininity.

Clarins Limited Edition BAROCCO Christmas Make-up Collection will be launched on 15 November 2010 and it will be available at all Clarins outlets in Singapore.

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The black scroll on a gold background is the festive emblem of the collection and embellishes all items with a decoration inspired by the delicate work of the silversmith. With their subtle gold and intense black, they are transformed into beautiful, refined objects that resemble precious jewels.

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BAROCCO Face Palette – S$64

Contents : 13g – 0.45oz.

This BAROCCO Face Palette comes in a combination of two shades, with a scroll motif in pinky-peach on a sandy-beige background, is perfect for illuminating the face or adding matte touches to the complexion. This compact powder is incredibly soft and light to the touch.

It is presented in an exquisite black laquered case with light gold lid and black scroll decoration that slips inside a red velvet purse.

This face palette leaves a natural radiance pink on my skin.

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BAROCCO Shimmering Gold Powder – S$70

For Face and Decollete

Contents : 36g – 1.2oz.

In this elegant black and gold powder box that is decorated with a scroll, you can find delicate little nuggets dusted with golden pearl, protected by a beautiful black powder puff.

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Giveaway – ZA Concealer Perfection, Eyebrow Liner & 2-Way Foundation

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Are you a fan of ZA cosmetics? If yes, here’s your chance to win ZA cosmetic products. I’m giving away ZA products to one reader.

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One lucky winner will get :

ZA Concealer Perfection – in shade #1* (with Vitamin E)

ZA Eyebrow Liner – in shade BR22 (with Vitamin E)

ZA Anti-Shine 2-Way Foundation SPF20 PA++ Refill – in shade #20* (with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid)

* The color shade is light and is ideal for women with fair skin.

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How To Win

All you need is to share with me on “how do you get to know womenlovebeauty.com. Whether is from friends, sister, colleague, google, other beauty blog etc…… Isn’t that easy?

Each reader will only be able to submit one entry. The closing date for this giveaway contest is on 12th November 2010. The result will be generated by random.org and it will be announced on 14th November 2010.

Good luck! ;-)

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November 10 –
Beauty tip of the month

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Learn from a linen handkerchief

Have you ever wondered why babies have such smooth skin? It’s because their skin hasn’t been exposed to UV rays or dryness – much like the condition of a brand-new white handkerchief. Unused white handkerchiefs are crisply starched and spotless, without a single thread out of place. This is like the perfection of fresh, resilient baby skin.

After being repeatedly washed and dried, though, the once-white handkerchief will grow faded and worn. It will also become spotted and wrinkly with use.

How the handkerchief will fare is really up to its owner. An owner determined to make it last will gently hand wash it when it’s dirty, bleach it when yellowed, and iron it out when it gets wrinkled. A linen handkerchief can remain clean and usable for a long time if you take good care of it. On the other hand, if you give up on it and let it sit for a long time all crumpled because it’s stained anyway, the handkerchief will never regain its former beauty.

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Chizu Saeki
The Japanese Skincare Revolution

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November 10 –
To believe or not to believe

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Women who wear makeup sometimes use a cleansing cream or makeup remover before they wash their faces. I don’t think this is necessary, unless you use a very greasy or waterproof makeup. A water-soluble cleanser and warm water will remove most types of foundation. The fewer things you use on your skin the better, and in most cases there’s no reason to use two cleansers.

If you must use a makeup remover, then apply it only where you need it. For instance, if you have black circles under your eyes from your mascara, then use an eye-makeup remover on the skin beneath the eyes.

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Dr Howard Murad, M.D.
Wrinkle-Free Forever
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Review – b.liv Shrink & Tighten, Quench Me & Drench Me

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Recently, I’m one of the 7 beauty bloggers to be invited by The Sample Store to review a range of b.liv latest products by Cellnique.

I have received a Drench Me Moisturizing Cleansing Gel, Quench Me Moisturizing Gel, Shrink & Tighten Large Pores Reducing Serum and Shrink & Tighten Large Pores Diminishing Night Complex.

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b.live profile

b.liv is about confidence and seeking to inspire the youth of today to believe in themselves; that they can make a difference not only in the care of their skin but also the world they live in. The name “b.liv” is not just a contraction of the word “believe”, but also of the words “be” and “live”. This constitutes a life-affirming motto which exhorts consumers to “live for the moment”.

Each b.liv product features a “multiple-delivery system” that releases ingredients based on the skin’s needs with multiple-functions. It is ideal for skin that experience lingering blackheads whiteheads, and enlarged pores.

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Drench Me Moisturizing Cleansing Gel

120ml   S$34.95

Drench Me Moisturizing Cleansing Gel is soapless which is similar to Simple Facial Wash Gel (my all-time favorite washing gel). Although this lightweight cleansing gel is claimed to contain moisturizing benefit but unfortunately it doesn’t contain much hydrating ingredients in it. It contains fragrance ingredient which I’m not comfortable at all but fortunately it doesn’t irritate my skin.

I use Drench Me Moisturizing Cleansing Gel after my usual makeup cleanser. I like the scent which is soothing. It effortlessly remove all impurities, makeup residue and dirt from my skin. My skin feels clean but somewhat dry. Overall, it is fairly a good cleansing gel and I will continue using it.

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Shrink & Tighten Large Pores Diminishing Night Complex

15ml     S$69.95

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AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink Giveaway! Congratulations To Our 3 Lucky Winners!

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AFC Japan has picked 3 lucky readers to win

10 bottles of AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink

And the 3 winners are…..

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Congratulations to

Sharon, Jay Ting and Ann Wong!

Thanks so much to everyone for participating on the AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink Giveaway.

Sharon, Jay Ting and Ann Wong you have won yourself a set of 10 bottles AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink. Please send me an email at shirleen@womenlovebeauty.com by latest 5th November and AFC Japan will correspond with you shortly. If I do not hear from you by 6th September, your prize will be forfeited to the next winner.

For the rest, please do not feel disheartening, there will be more exciting gifts coming your way! :-)

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Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum – Fight Against Time Event

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Last Wednesday, I was one of the beauty bloggers to be cordially invited to the Shiseido ‘Fight Against Time’ Event held at Raffles City Garden Court.

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I got to meet Sophia, Mag, Iris and Kas during the event. ;-)

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NEW Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum is the hero product during the event.

Shiseido introducing Perfect Pair, a powerful combination of the newly launched Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum with a product from their complementing ranges to best suit our aging concerns. It is very identical to Clarins Perfect Skin Duo.

The difference is that Clarins Perfect Skin Duo is a combination of 2 serums (Shaping Facial Lift + another anti aging serum) whilst Shiseido Perfect Pair is a combination of serum and moisturizer (Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum + anti aging moisturizer).

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Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum uses a new bio-ingredient developed exclusively by Shiseido to strengthen skin’s ability to produce all three elements of youthful-looking skin - collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid.

Shiseido’s exclusive new bio ingredient, Bio-Corrective Complex, (alike Growth Factor technology) boosts the production of fibroblast cells by 27% to restore the natural youth factors by creating these 3 vital elements that give skin its youthfulness.

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Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum has been recently launched in early October 2010 and you probably might have watched their high frequency TV advertisement on local channels.

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I was invited to share my experience and review on Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum with the rest of the bloggers. Click here to read my review and find out more about Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum.

I have noticed amazing results after using the serum for 3 weeks.

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The event started with Shiseido Regional Trainer Angela Boh giving us a short session about our skin and aging and sharing beauty tips on how to fight these imperfections.

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Shiseido has identified 3 major factors that make our skin look older. Wrinkles, sagging and aging skin tone can make us look younger or older than our actual age.

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I was quite surprised that blood circulation plays an important part for a youthful-looking skin.

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Shiseido believes that an uplifting massage to compliment after moisturizer will help to maintain a youthful looking skin.

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These are the areas that will start to sag.

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