Archive for June, 2012

Laneige Water Bank Essential Kit Giveaway Result – Congratulations To 8 Winners


Thanks to all readers who have participated in the Laneige Water Bank Essential Kit Giveaway.

8 readers have been selected to win Laneige Water Bank Essential Kit that comprises of Power Essential Skin Refiner in 50ml, Balancing Emulsion in 50ml, Water Bank Essence in 30ml, Multi Cleanser in 30ml, Water Sleeping Pack EX in 20ml and Water Bank Gel Cream in 20ml.

And the 8 winners are :


Teo Yan Teng

May Lee

Grace Wt


Sun Xuanqiu

Jan S

Cindy Kho



Congratulations! Teo Yan Teng, May Lee, Grace Wt, Cindy, Sun Xuanqiu, Jan S, Cindy Kho and Melissa, you all are the 8 lucky winners for the Laneige Water Bank Essential Kit Giveaway. Please send me an email at with your full name, age, I/C number and contact number by latest 4th July 2012 and I will correspond with you shortly on the prize redemption. If I do not hear from you by 4th July 2012 11.59pm (SST), your prize will be forfeited to the next winner.

For the rest, please do not feel disheartening as there will be more giveaways coming your way!


Clarins Launched 3 “Alcohol-Free” Toning Lotions To Suit Different Skin Combinations


A few weeks ago, I was extremely delighted to receive 3 bottles of “ALCOHOL-FREE” Toning Lotions from Clarins Singapore. I couldn’t hold back my excitement when I realized the lotions are all alcohol-free.

Alcohol and fragrance are a NO-NO for me when it comes to skin care. Many of you may not aware that skincare products contain bad alcohol can actually cause free radicals damage and dry up the skin. And alcohol can irritate and aggravate skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema, sensitive or dry skin.


Clarins Toning Lotion – S$43 / 200 ml

In April 2012, Clarins Singapore has proudly launched 3 new “ALCOHOL-FREE” Toning Lotions which are sold every minute across the world.

The 3 flavors – Camomile, Iris and Aloe Vera – are specially designed to suit different skin types.

Alcohol-free and rich in plant extracts, emollient and instantly moisturizing, these Toning Lotions are adapted to every skin type and an essential step in every beauty routine. I can’t leave without a lotion and it is an important step in my night regimen as it provides the second step of cleansing. It is the first step to my totally cleansed skin. It not only freshens up my skin but it also removes the dirt that the cleanser missed. The mechanical rubbing with the toner-soaked cotton pad actually takes off unremoved makeup residue from my skin.

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DFS Galleria Singapore Launching Its Newly Revamped Beauty Hall & First-Ever Beauty Concierge Service


DFS Galleria Singapore, the luxury retailer catering to the traveling public, has gone through a major refurbishment for a year and has recently launched its newly revamped Beauty Hall that occupied the whole of level one.

Recently, I was exclusively invited (chauffeured in a limousine cab :D ) to a personalized media tour of the newly opened DFS Galleria Beauty Hall and to experience the first-ever Beauty Concierge service in Singapore.

Located at Scotts Road and is only 5 minutes walk to Singapore’s main shopping area at Orchard Road, this huge 15,000 sq ft Beauty Hall offers a whole new experience of shopping for cosmetic and skincare products.

You can find an impression collection of more than 50 well-known beauty brands in the market at DFS Galleria Singapore.

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Giveaway – Laneige Water Bank Essential Kit (8 Sets To Be Won)


Hello ladies! It’s time for another giveaway again! And this time, popular Korean brand Laneige will be giving away 8 sets of Water Bank Essential Kit to 8 of my lucky readers!

Laneige Water Bank, a hydrating series, contains Laneige’s exclusive Water Science technology (including the patented Water Pump System and Optimal Mineral Water) to intensively circulate moisture deep within skin, while regenerating and fortifying skin cells for healthy hydrated skin.

The Water Bank Essential Kit (from left) consists of Power Essential Skin Refiner in 50ml (for comb/oily skin type), Balancing Emulsion in 50ml (for comb/oily skin type), Water Bank Essence in 30ml (for all skin type), Multi Cleanser in 30ml (for all skin type), Water Sleeping Pack EX in 20ml (for all skin type) and Water Bank Gel Cream in 20ml (for normal/comb skin type).


How To Win

To participate, simply share with us “one of your must-have products at the moment”! Just easy as that! You can submit as many entries as you want but each reader will only be given one chance to win.

The giveaway starts today 21 June 2012 and ends on 27 June 2012 11.59pm SGT. I will randomly pick 8 winners and the result will be announced on 29 June 2012. Hurry and good luck! :-)

PS : The contest is open to Singapore residents only.


Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait, The Ultimate Elixir Of Regeneration


In celebration of Mother’s Day and launch of the new prestige skincare, Lanc´me has cordially invited my mom and myself for a pampering hands-on workshop and be amongst the first to experience the new miracle elixir – Lancome Absolue L’Extrait.

It was nice to be able to attend this beauty workshop and preview the prestige miracle skincare with my mom and it was our first attending an event together. 3 bloggers (including myself) and 2 moms have attended this cozy and private skin regeneration workshop event that was held at iconic ION Capsule at Level 1 @ ION Orchard.

I would say that Absolue L’Extrait is the most prestige skincare I’ve ever previewed so far!

The event began with a presentation of the new miracle elixir Absolue L’Extrait.

Before I go into details on the prestige skincare and the workshop, do you know what causes intrinsic aging? Dermal stem cells, found in the deepest layers of the skin that possess a unique potential for self-regeneration, diminish gradually as we age.

Stem cells are in fact sources of new life, lying at the heart of the regenerative process, which renew cells and tissues. As skin renewal decreases, our skin lose the structure and strength hence the signs of aging.


Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait – S$650 / 50ml

The ultimate elixir of regeneration

Lanc´me’s research laboratories have opened a new chapter, exploring a fresh source of natural regenerative activity, the dermal stem cells. Lanc´me announces in a World first, that it has perfected a totally new active ingredient obtained through an exclusive biotechnological process: Lanc´me Rose stem cells, probably the most complete regenerating active worldwide.

Advances in knowledge of both human and plant stem cells that led to a new way of looking at biological process, Lanc´me’s research laboratories developed a breakthrough unique cream – Absolue L’Extrait – the ultimate elixir of regeneration, concentrated for the first time ever in the stem cells of the Lanc´me Rose and capable of stimulating human dermal stem cells.

I’m glad to catch a glimpse of the Lanc´me Rose. Born of a subtle alchemy between a magenta and a mauve rose, the Lanc´me Rose has a rare and vibrant color. It is a new generation biotechnological active ingredient that could reach and work with the ultimate source of skin regeneration.

It has this amazing longevity that can live in a vase for 10 days without losing its freshness.

Lanc´me Rose was created in 1973 after a major competition the ultimate rose, baptised La Rose Lanc´me. The result of competing hybridisations that in all produced some 20,000 new varieties of rose, the Lanc´me Rose was finally chosen not only for its surpassing beauty, but also for its exceptional qualities of liveliness and resistance.

Today, Lanc´me Rose is only grown to order by its creator, in the French region of the Chteaux de la Loire, with a single annual growing season in open fields giving an annual production limited to a few thousand plants.

10 years’ work finally gave Lanc´me researchers a true-breeding line of stem cells from the Lanc´me Rose thanks to Fermogenesis, an exclusive procedure combining biotechnology with unique craft skills.

I’m pleased to learn that Absolue L’Extrait actually contains of 2 million Lanc´me Rose Stem Cells. WOW!!

With Absolue L’Extrait, Lanc´me offers a formula with dual properties. Thanks to the stimulation of the Lanc´me Rose stem cells on dermal cells, regeneration is more effective in the deeper layers with 63% increase. To also achieve the regeneration of the epidermis, Lanc´me includes active ingredients in its formula which act on the environment of the dermal stem cells, creating a synergy with the life renewing force of Lanc´me Rose stem cells.

Absolue L’Extrait is developed to treat 7 major signs of skin aging :

  • expression lines (forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles)
  • wrinkles due to aging (nasolabial fold and wrinkles around the mouth)
  • slackening of the lower face

It is claimed that after 11 weeks of application, a significant decrease in each of these 7 major signs of aging was noted.

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PUPA Bloggers Event – Previewed New Mascara VAMP!, Luminys Touch Highlighter & Luminys Silk Eyeshadow


Many weeks ago, I’ve attended my first PUPA event to preview their latest products – Mascara VAMP!, LUMINYS TOUCH Highlighter and LUMINYS SILK Eyeshadow.

The cosy event was held at the posh Senso Ristorante and Bar @ Club Street.

What first caught my attention upon reaching the restaurant was a range of eye colors, face blushes and powders displayed sparely on the long dining table.

The bar counter behind the long table was nicely displayed with a range of body and face enhancers. PUPA Milano is proud to be one of the first to introduce Body Enhancers.

Got excited to see a cosmetic counter display with a wide range of eye, cheek and lip colors at the event.


Mascara VAMP! – S$35

You can now create a superstar eyes in just few seconds with revolutionary Mascara VAMP!. It gives the exaggerated lashes and oversized volume for a show-stopping look, just like false eyelashes without the hassle.

Formulated with PUPA exclusive formula that includes a special mix of waxes and Vamp! Full Polymer. Special mix of waxes include vegetable, natural and synthetic waxes, give an extra rich and creamy texture with high structure. The Vamp! Full Polymer, a film forming agent, helps prolongs hold with no smudging and it keeps lashes smooth and flexible.

The special shape of the wand enables you to collect a greater amount of mascara on its central part, to get maximum product release, for exaggerated and absolutely enhanced lashes. The rounded tip helps to reach even the shortest and most difficult lashes. Use it vertically to give that final styling touch.

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Nail Inc’s Magnetic Nail Polishes Now Available At Watsons’ My Vanity Box!


If you’re a true nail fanatic, here’s something that may interest you. UK’s largest nail bar chain Nail Inc’s Magnetic Polish is now available at Watsons’ My Vanity Box!

Available in 3 stunning shades (from right) Houses of Parliament (metallic purple shade), Whitehall (metallic teal shade) or Trafalgar Square (metallic chrome shade). Each retails at S$21.90.

Watsons’ “My Vanity Box” is a chic beauty shelf that offers a dramatic array of Watsons‘ latest beauty products. You can find a unique selection of new products such as outrageous lip tattoos, exquisite paper lashes, to trendy nail polishes from around the world!

If you have visited the Watsons’ My Vanity Box recently, you might have noticed this new range of magnetic nail polishes.


Nail Inc’s Magnetic Polish – S$21.90

Last year, we go ga-ga over crackle and this season hottest nail trend magnetic polish is the newest way to create one of a kind nail art designs from the comfort of your own home! Even British television presenter and model Jameela Jamil can’t resist trying it out, “Officially the coolest nail varnish I’ve ever seen. It will edge up any outfit!”

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Biotherm PURE-FECT SKIN – Anti-Shine, Anti-Pore & Anti-Imperfection Skincare


Recently, I was invited to attend a Biotherm event to preview their latest anti-imperfection skin care range – PURE-FECT SKIN.

It comprises of 4 products – Purefect Purifying & Anti-Bacterial Foaming Gel, Purefect Matifying & Anti-Bacterial Toner, Purefect Anti-Imperfection Anti-Shine Pure Skin Gel and Purefect Targeted Anti-Irregularity Solution.

It was held at the newly opened Biotherm boutique at #B1-56 Ngee Ann City @ Orchard Road.

It is actually the first Biotherm boutique in Singapore.



Anti-Shine, Anti-Pore & Anti-Imperfection

PURE-FECT SKIN, launched in May 2012, is the perfect skin care range for anti-shine, anti-pore and anti-imperfection.

It is a popular myth that skin imperfections such as oily skin, enlarged pores and blemishes are only exclusively for teenagers. But recent study has shown that while hormones are the main culprit of adolescent breakouts, the skin irritations suffered in adulthood, sometimes up to the age of 40.

Skin imperfections are often known to be triggered by excessive sebum production but new scientific studies have shown that water and bacteria are also the causes for the skin imperfections too. The excess sebum, together with water from humidity in the air or sweat secretion, forms a layer on the skin that can favor one particular bacterium known as proliferates p.acnes, which is the main cause of skin imperfections.

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Garnier Event To Preview Latest Pure Active 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On


Many Saturdays ago, I’ve attended my first Garnier event to preview their latest Garnier Pure Active 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On and a couple of other new Garnier products too.

The event was held at Once Upon A Milkshake @ Maxwell Road.


Garnier Pure Active 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On – S$22.90

This pocket-sized Garnier Pure Active 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On is an ultimate life-saver in a cosmetic crisis. Being light and easy to use, a sleight of hand is all it takes to make blemishes disappear magically in 1 second!

Its light tinted texture conceals blemishes and pimples instantly and has an instant drying effect to help protect against spots before they appear.

It feels light and matte on the skin and provides an invisible and long lasting coverage of spots and pimples for over 12 hours.

Why depend on ordinary make-up or concealer to temporary cover up acne that may aggravate the skin and worsen its condition? New Garnier 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On provides a solution that both treat and nourishes the skin to keep it free from imperfections, provides coverage and soothes skin, thanks to its HerbaSoothe formulation.

Garnier 2-in-1 Tinted Pimple Roll-On, retailing at S$22.90, is available at Watsons, Guardians, major supermarkets and hypermarkets and selected departmental stores from May 2012.


Garnier Pure 3 in 1 Wash + Scrub + Mask – S$14.90

Garnier Pure 3 in 1 Wash + Scrub + Mask, the first in the market, is an unique all in one product that can be used as a cleanser, scrub and mask.

It is designed to help treat blemishes, blackheads and oily skin. It is suitable for people with oily and combination skin who are suffering from recurring acne problems. It is claimed to help young women to achieve crystal clear skin in 7 days.

It contains 3 powerful minerals : smithsonite (sebo-regulating properties), pumice stone (exfoliating properties) and white clay (absorbing properties).


Garnier Aqua Defense Gentle Extra-Moisturising Essence – S$19.90

Garnier Aqua Defense Gentle Extra-Moisturising Essence is claimed to give skin an instant hydration boost while reinforcing its natural protective barrier without the sting or redness. To my surprise, this gel-texture moisturizer actually contains alcohol denat which may dry up or irritate the skin especially sensitive skin like mine.

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5 Chances To Win Limited Edition Clarins’s 1st Orchid “Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier” Brooch


A new branch on the family tree – Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier

In December 9th 2010, Clarins, the European leader in premium skincare, proudly announces the birth of the first Clarins orchid, the Renanthera Clarins Christian & Olivier. The new family member, a fiery crimson orchid, made its official debut at the Clarins’ Orchid Presentation, in Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Burkill Hall.

The Clarins Orchid is a new hybrid that has been crossed from an award-winning Renanthera hybrid bred in the US and another outstanding Renanthera hybrid from Malaysia. This spectacular cross bloom was specially bred by Singapore Botanic Gardens as a tribute to Clarins, for its continual efforts to support and raise awareness of sustainable development and biodiversity.

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