Archive for May, 2012

Review – Angelface DNA Cells Rejuvenating Treatment

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It’s been a while since my last facial spa treatment a year ago in April 2011. Wow, time flies! Many weeks ago, I was invited by Angelface Aesthetics (located at Tanjong Pagar Plaza) to indulge their newest rejuvenating anti-aging treatment – DNA Cells Rejuvenating Treatment.

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About Angelface

Established since 2000, Angelface runs an exclusive group of salons with a complete therapy of professional consultant for any requirement. Located conveniently in CBD areas such as Tanjong Pagar and The Adelphi, it is perfect for busy working professionals who need to pop in for a treatment anytime.

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DNA – Cells Rejuvenating Treatment

Combines firming, lifting and improving of facial contours, working to regulate cell growth and proliferation, strengthen collagen fibers and elasticity, repair damaged tissues and promotes skin radiance.

The 3 main products in DNA – Cells Rejuvenating Treatment consists of :

Enzyme Ampoule

It exfoliates dead skin gently without irritation and reactivating skin cells activities. While smoothening and softening skin, it also promotes a brighter complexion. This helps to prep the skin for further product penetration.

Botanical Peptide Ampoule

Promoting collagen synthesis, it repairs skin cells and strengthens skin’s ability to retain moisture.

EGF Ampoule

The promotes skin cells regeneration with 53 types of amino acids.

Botanical Collagen Mask

An intensive moisture boosting mask, it repairs skin inter-cellular lipids, renews and repairs skin.

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Review

The therapist began the treatment by cleaning my face with cleansing milk before proceeding with a second cleansing that contains whitening benefits. And followed with a gentle exfoliation using a super gentle non-abrasive scrub gel. Exfoliation is an important process as this will help remove the dead skin cells on the surface of skin and allow for a better penetration of the key products later. The scrub glides easily on my skin and I actually enjoyed the 2-minute gentle exfoliating massage. She massaged the scrub deeply into my skin in a circular motion and especially focused on congested pores around my nose area. It was really nice, love her tender touch.

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Make Up For Ever Launching NEW Waterproof Makeup AQUA SHADOW & Sens’ Eye Travel Size

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Many weeks back, I was delighted to attend my very first Make Up For Ever event to preview the new Sens’ Eye Travel Size and the latest waterproof makeup line – AQUA SHADOW. They will be launching in stores from 7 June 2012 onwards.

“Pencils, pencils!” that’s what all my clients are requesting, said Dany Sanz, the founder of Make Up For Ever. To make life even easier for all busy women, this year Dany has created AQUA SHADOW – a jumbo pencil that is even creamier and easy to apply, with shimmering and matte shades for more sophisticated results.

Makeup artists are requesting them, especially those who only have a few moments to create dynamic, colorful make-up at fashion shows. They are perfect for backstage and for the everyday lives of modern and dynamic women.

AQUA SHADOW has a sneak preview in Miami and is the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.

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AQUA SHADOW – S$37 (Launching 7 June 2012)

AQUA SHADOW is a waterproof eye shadow pencil with extra colored pigments and long-lasting hold, containing a generous jumbo tip. It is both waterproof and long-lasting, resists seawater, chlorinated water and rubbing.

AQUA SHADOW, retailing at S$37, will be launching in all Sephora stores at Ion Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Marina Bay Sands, Great World City and VivoCity and their MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique at OUB Centre #04-16 from 7 June 2012.

AQUA SHADOW comes in 12 unique eyeshadow shades for a multitude of neutral, dynamic and smokey looks. 7 shimmering nude hues (Pearly Taupe, Pearly Copper, Pearly Pink, Pearl Peach, Pearly Beige, Pearly Pink Beige, Pearly White) and 5 matte shades (Matte Black, Matte Brown, Matte Taupe Grey, Matte Navy Blue, Matte Green)

AQUA SHADOW is a new addition to its “I LOVE AQUA” line that includes AQUA CREAM, AQUA EYE, AQUA LINER, AQUA SEAL and AQUA SMOKY LASH.

AQUA SHADOW brightens and intensifies the eyes in 3 seconds flat. And for the pros, this is the promise of fast results that withstand the extreme conditions of the stage or the heat of fashion shows.

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RoC SUBLIME ENERGY Giveaway Result – Congratulations To 5 Lucky Readers!

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Thanks to all readers who have participating in the RoC SUBLIME ENERGY Contest. The 5 lucky readers have been randomly picked and each of them has won a trial pack full regimen of RoC SUBLIME ENERGY Day + Night + Eye!

And the 5 winners are :

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Lanc´me Launching The New ROUGE IN LOVE Lipstick, 3 Deluxe Size Lipsticks To Give Away!

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Do you have this crazy obsession with lipstick? If yes, I bet you wouldn’t want to miss the latest lipstick launch by Lanc´me!

Many weeks back, I was privileged to be invited to preview Lanc´me’s latest and highly anticipated lipstick line – ROUGE IN LOVE. This biggest lip launch of the year was held at Hummerstons @ Robertson Walk.

I’m pleased to know that Emma Watson is the spokesperson of the latest lipstick launch ROUGE IN LOVE. Isn’t she looking gorgeous? No one embodies modern romanticism better; Emma Watson enchants us with her freshness, spontaneity and style, making her a perfect ambassadress for ROUGE IN LOVE.

ROUGE IN LOVE is available in 27 captivating colors that each has its own name and its own story too! WOW!!

ROUGE IN LOVE lipstick is retailing at S$40 each and it will be officially launched at all Lanc´me Beauty Counters on 1st June 2012.

Do continue reading to find out more about the exciting ROUGE IN LOVE mini contest!

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KATE Cosmetics’s Spring Summer Collection

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A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a parcel from KATE Cosmetics that contains some of the must-have new Spring Summer Collection products – Kate Real Create Eyes, Dial Mascara and Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT.

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KATE Cosmetics’ Spring Summer Collection

KATE Cosmetics, Japan’s #1 make-up brand under the established Kanebo Cosmetics Group, is proud to launch the latest highly anticipated Spring Summer Collection that it’s perfectly in tune with the best looks of the season.

Stepping away from the dramatic hues of Fall Winter to embrace the softer and more lustrous colors of Spring Summer, the KATE Spring Summer Collection focuses largely on creating softly shaded, lightly textured and contoured eyes fabulous for those lazy sunny days.

KATE Cosmetics’ Spring Summer Collection comprises of Kate Real Create Eyes (NEW), Kate Art Dial Mascara (NEW), Kate Mineral BB Gel Cream SPF 30 PA++ (NEW), Kate Dual Liner (NEW), Kate Super Sharp Liner, Kate Cream Cheek (NEW), Kate Eye Shadow JC, Kate Deep Liquid Eyeliner WP (NEW), Kate Wide Edge Eyes (new color) and Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT (new color).

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RoC SUBLIME ENERGY – The World’s 1st Electro-stimulation Technology In A Cream

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A few Saturdays ago, I’ve attended my very first RoC event to preview a new range of interesting and breakthrough anti-aging products – RoC Sublime Energy.

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Experience the world’s first electro-stimulation technology in a cream

RoC, a trusted French skincare expert and a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, introduced you the latest skin care breakthrough inspired by electro-stimulation technology.

RoC Sublime Energy is the world’s first bioelectricity skin care in a cream to jumpstart your skin’s cell renewal process.

RoC Sublime Energy comprises of :

RoC Sublime Energy Day – S$92 / 30ml x 2

Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, while brightening skin and boosting radiance. Also contains SPF 20 for essential sun protection.

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RoC Sublime Energy Eye – S$75 / 10ml x 2

Noticeably improves the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Regular use will also result in the visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, and a brighter and younger-looking eye area. In a clinical evaluation on 34 subjects, it was found that immediately upon application, the appearance of :
- Puffiness improved by 57%
- Wrinkles improved by 36%
- Eye bags improved by 33%
- Dark circles improved by 21%

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RoC Sublime Energy Night – S$95 / 30ml x 2

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and brown spots. Evens out skin tone. Lifts facial contours and promotes softer, smoother and firmer skin.

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So how can electro-stimulation and bioelectricity affect our skin? Well before I explain further, firstly just imagine our body as a giant battery. For example as above picture, when we touch the plasma ball, the energy is actually using us as an escape route.

And since the day we were born, it uses bioelectricity as an electrical signaling system to optimize communication between cells. When cells actively ‘talk’ to each other, skin repairs itself to stay youthful, baby-smooth, and blissfully free of dullness and fine lines.

Unfortunately, as we age, these bioelectric signals between cells diminish, leading to the reduced production of essential proteins such as collagen and elastin. Fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and other signs of aging start creeping up on us. Sagging, lack of firmness and uneven skin tone will appear on our face.

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5 Facts About Bioelectricity

1. Bioelectricity is everywhere

It is present in all living things, with low level voltages and electrical currents existing in the living cells and tissues of human beings, animals and plants.

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My Search For The Best & Worst Beauty Products In 2011

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Woof! Time really flies, it’s already May 2012! It’s truly my bad for taking years to write this long overdue post! So so sorry to have kept you waiting.

My actual plan was to publish this blog post between January to March 2012, but but due to loads of urgent review requests and launch preview events popping up this year and plus my long holiday in Japan in early March that has caused my backlog posts to pile higher, I therefore have to put it on hold for a while. Hee hee excuses excuses excuses……….. :D big grin

The products featured in this blog posts are the products I’ve tested in 2011 and that doesn’t include the products I’ve received in 2011 which I have not tested. If you cannot find the category you want, it means there is no best or worst product under the category.

You will realize that most products that contain bad alcohol ingredients are often listed as worst products cos my sensitive skin just hates it!

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My Search For The

BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2011

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MAKEUP CLEANSING OIL

BEST – Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil

WORST – NA

I did a comparison review on 4 cleansing oils received in 2011 and realized that Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil is the best in terms of effectiveness of dissolving and removing stubborn makeup, the consistency, the after feel and many more. Stay tuned for the comparison review post for more details.

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CLEANSER CREAM / LOTION

BEST – Dr. Cilabo Enrich-Lift Cleansing & Massage

WORST – NA

Click here to read my full review on Dr. Cilabo Enrich-Lift Cleansing & Massage.

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CLEANSER WASH

BEST – Vichy Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel

WORST – Vichy Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream w/ Salicylic Acid

Verdict :

Vichy Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel cleanse away the makeup residue while maintaining own skin’s moisture.

My skin actually feels tight and dry upon using Vichy Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream. I passed this product to my sister-in-law and her skin actually loves it.

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LOTION / TONER

BEST -Sofina Beaut© Whitening Lotion

WORST – Avalon Organics Essential Lift Fortifying Toner

Verdict :

Skin feels smooth and soft after using Sofina Beaut© Whitening Lotion. I actually love its silky smooth consistency.

I actually encounter minor irritation after using Avalon Organics Essential Lift Fortifying Toner. It probably due to the irritating ingredients such as cedar bark, lemon, balsam and lavender in it.

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SKIN SOFTENING ESSENCE

BEST – Dr. Cilabo Aqua-In-Derm

WORST – NA

Verdict : Love the texture and my skin feels smooth upon application. It helps to prep my skin by loosening the surface barrier that allows better penetration of the nutrients from the next products into deeper layer of the skin.

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HYDRATING ESSENCE / SERUM

BEST – SKII Cellumination Essence

BAD – Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum

Verdict :

Skin actually appears slightly brighter, even-toned and less dull. I will be publishing my full review on SKII Cellumination Essence soon. Stay tuned.

This new improved Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum actually contains alcohol which may cause dryness on the skin. And that makes me very uncomfortable whenever I use it.

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EYE SERUM

BEST – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex

WORST -  NA

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex contains beneficial antioxidant ingredients that are gentle for the eye areas. It is free of fragrance and alcohol.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

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If you’re into anti-aging skin care, then you would have came across this proven anti-aging ingredient called Retinol. Well Retinol, commonly known as non-prescription and mildest form of Vitamin A, is one of the first antioxidants used in over-the-counter wrinkle cream.

Vitamin A can help improve skin cells renewal, stimulate collagen production, improve photo-damaged skin, reduce the look of uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. Since Retinol is the mildest strength of Vitamin A, it is therefore suitable for most skin type and depending on the product formulation, it may be suitable for sensitive skin too.

A couple of months back, I was delighted to receive a compliment Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum from Paula’s Choice Singapore. I was extremely excited about this new Retinol serum and I couldn’t wait to try it out upon receiving it.

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Product Profile

  • Supercharged blend of retinol and potent antioxidants help skin of any age look and act younger
  • Repairs wrinkles and sun damage
  • Builds skin-firming collagen
  • Reduces dark spots
  • Anti-irritants reduce redness and soothe sensitive skin
  • Helps fade red marks from past breakouts.
  • Fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

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One Lucky Reader & Her Friend To Join Me For The Audi Fashion Festival 2012 – Redken Rock the Runway Hair Show

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Yes the headline says it all!

This week, I was cordially invited to attend the Audi Fashion Festival 2012 – Redken Rock the Runway Hair Show happening on next Thursday 17 May at 10pm! Yes the show will only start at 10pm!

Dress Code : Rock Couture

“Come rock the runway and be wowed by the models walking the catwalk with inspiring creative colors and stunning styles created by international Redken Guest Artistes – Kristina Russell and Jorge Joao from Australia and Canada.”

The best thing is I will be bringing along one lucky reader and her friend to this exciting event! If you and your friend are interested to join me to the fashion show, just simply share with us on “What is your favorite color?”.

Each reader is only allowed to participate once. You may get your friend to participate too. The contest will end on 12 May 11.59pm SGT time and it is open to Singapore residents only. Do ensure you and your friend will be available during the time (17 May 10pm onwards) before joining the contest.

I will handpick a lucky reader and the result will be announced on 13 May 2012.

Good luck! :-)

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Shiseido’s Tsubaki Head Spa Line

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Shiseido’s Tsubaki has recently launched their new hair line that is specially targeted to rebuild a healthy hair root. Beautiful hair actually begin from the root.

Research has shown that apart from a high demand of products for shiny hair and damaged hair, there was an increase in desire to achieve “beautiful hair from the roots”. That is why more and more people prefer to head down to hair salons for a complete hair scalp treatment as scalp care is the core for beautiful hair.

To keep pace with the trend, Shiseido has release the new Head Spa line that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp through a combination of natural essential oils and responds to increasing scalp care needs.

Shiseido’s Tsubaki Head Spa line comprises of 4 products that include Head Spa Extra Cleansing, Head Spa Shampoo, Head Spa Conditioner and Head Spa Mask. This new range will be an ‘add on’ to the existing Shining range (red) and Damage Care range (white).

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Tsubaki Head Spa provide a relaxing experience like in a spa salon. It allows women to care for their scalp to achieve shiny and healthy hair at the comfort of their home.

Tsubaki Head Spa is formulated for scalp detox, blood circulation and moisturizing effect using sage, rosemary, ginger and shea butter. High Purity Tsubaki Oil EX (Camellia reticulata), hair maintenance ingredient, is used for hair moisturizing and shining benefits.

This new range is also formulated with a combination of natural essential oils that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp.

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