Archive for August, 2012

ALBION Skincare Exclusively Available In Takashimaya Beauty Hall

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Japanese women are known for their smooth, healthy and glowing complexion. Generally, most Japanese women tend to appear much younger than their actual age. Thanks to their genes, diet, lifestyle and skincare products they’re using. I have to confess I’m a pretty big fan of Japanese skincare products.

I was recently invited to an exclusive media launch event by Luxasia to be introduced to a new Japanese brand that will be arriving in Singapore soon.

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Introducing ALBION

ALBION, founded in 1956, is one of the largest and most prestige cosmetics Japanese brands in Japan. It is claimed to be the most preferred skincare brand among Japanese cosmetic users. It has won numerous awards including “Hall of Fame” for their emulsion, lotion and oil. ALBION is proud to maintain a Top 10 Ranking in Japan department stores.

ALBION carries 4 signature series that range from EXAGE, INFINESSE (not available in Singapore yet), EXCIA and EX-VIE (the highest range). And 2 additional whitening series under EXAGE and EXCIA separately.

ALBION is probably the first in the beauty industry to introduce first whitening product “Milk Lotion White”, which was created in 1965.

ALBION Skincare will be exclusively launching at Takashimaya Beauty Hall from September 2012.

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ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential

ALBION is also famously known for its signature toner – Skin Conditioner Essential.

ALBION believes that to achieve a healthy and beautiful skin, our skin metabolism has to run smoothly. Formulated with original ingredient “concentrated Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears) extract”, Skin Conditioner Essential is able to enhance skin’s self-recuperative capacity, restore metabolic rhythm to a normal state, and keep skin in healthy condition.

It’s key ingredient, Job’s tears extract, is grown in the cold region at northern Hokkaido. Clockwise from right : Job’s tears seeds (1), unshelled Job’s tears grain (2) and blasted Job’s tears grain (3).

Action on skin :

  • Corneous cell metabolism regulation (Deeps metabolic rhythm normal)
  • Anti-inflammation (Suppresses inflammation and wards off problems)
  • Whitening (Curbs melanin production)
  • Antioxidant (Eliminates free radicals)
  • Immunoregulation (Restores immune function and puts skin in healthy condition)
  • Moisturization (Enhance moisture retaining ability)

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Lanc´me FALL 2012 Make-up “Midnight Roses” Collection

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This coming September 2012, Lanc´me Singapore is excited to launch its FALL 2012 “Midnight Roses” Collection.

The FALL 2012 Make-up Collection by Aaron De Mey, comprises of a Blush Highlighter, 3 new L’Absolu Nu lipsticks and 2 new Cr©me de Brilliance lip glosses.

“Midnight Roses” is inspired by the atmosphere of Parisian nights. Sophisticated, feminine women emerge just after midnight at a secret, magical location (no.29) that opens its door at the hour when purple roses come into bloom. “Midnight Roses” collection, designed around the purple color spectrum, is infused with mystery and seduction.

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Cr©me de Brilliance – S$40

For the “Midnight Roses” collection, L’Absolu Cr©me de Brilliance has undergone a transformation and become completely matte. Two latest FALL 2012 matte shades are 100 Potion d’Amour and 300 Magie Pourpre (above).

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REN Clean Skincare (Brand That Says NO To ‘Unfriendly’ Ingredients) Is Finally In Town!

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If you are a skincare junkie and prefer skincare products that contain NO parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, TEA/DEA and silicones, you may probably aware of this brand named REN Clean Skincare.

A few Saturdays ago, I was glad to have my first preview on REN Clean Skincare range at Escentials Paragon with Rui Branco, REN’s international Director of Education and Training, to unveil the REN universe and the secret to radiant skin.

Rui demonstrated the correct application and regimen while introducing the range of REN products.

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REN Clean Skincare Profile

REN Clean Skincare, with REN actually means ‘clean’ in Swedish, was created in September 2000 by Robert and Antony. It is the first-ever truly desirable skincare range that are FREE from synthetic fragrance and colors, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, animal ingredients, GM ingredients, PEGS, TEA/DEA, sulfates and parabens.

Robert and Antony, the founders of REN Clean Skincare whose ultimate aim is to create advanced, effective products that are 100% plant and mineral-derived, soon realized from the start on why no one else was developing clean skincare products as these products actually are incredibly difficult to make. However, helped by unfailing enthusiasm and the expertise of a brilliant French cosmetic pharmacologist Dr Colette Haydon, REN began to take shape. With 2 London shops, core-brand status in Space NK and a presence in big-name department stores in the UK and abroad, REN is already a great success.

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Say NO to unfriendly ingredients!

REN Clean Skincare is formulated with NO skin-unfriendly ingredients such as : synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, synthetic colors, animals ingredients, silicone and parabens.

In addition, REN products do not contain potential irritants including glycols and diglycols (such as propylene glycol), PEG’s, PPGs, urea, D.E.A, T.E.A, PABA and other synthetic sunscreens aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, alkanolamines, synthetic AHA/BHAs, poyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, poloxamer, styrene, vinyl, polyquaternium, synthetic chelating agents, nylon, nitriles, nitrates, nitrosamine releasers, bromates, fluor, aluminum and alumina.

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Below are some of the products I’ve previewed during the event.

REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm is a unique cleansing makeup cleansing product that helps remove all trace of makeup and dirt from the skin.

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2 New Additions To Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Range – Defining Eye Lift & Shaping Facial Lift Wrap

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Clarins Facial Lift (S$102), the #1 contouring serum, is the first and only serum to promote balanced facial volumes for a perfect V-shaped contour from every angle.

This August 2012, Clarins has extended its best-selling Facial Lift with 2 new pioneer products, specially dedicated to Asian women. Introducing the new Clarins Defining Eye Lift and Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Wrap.

A while ago, I was glad to receive these 2 new products from Clarins Singapore. Can’t wait to try these products soon. :-)

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Defining Eye Lift – S$82 / 20ml

The first product to help relieve heavy-looking eyelids, drain and brighten the eye contour.

See brighter, more open eyes in just 4 weeks!

Defining Eye Lift is claimed to help relieve eyelid puffiness and provide an immediate ‘lift’ effect, thanks to a triple lightening, draining and brightening action. It has an oil-free formula that is colorant-free and ophthalmologist tested.

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Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss

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Quite a while ago, I’ve received a surprised parcel that contains 3 Hello Kitty Diamond Glosses and an adorable Hello Kitty post-it pads. The 3 favor lip glosses I’ve received are Strawberry Fields, Big Apple and Blueberry Nights.

If you are a fan of Hello Kitty, you will definitely love one of these Kawaii lip glosses too. Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss comes in a cocktail of 7 roll-on glosses namely – Lemon Incest, Orange M©canique, Strawberry Fields, Pink Paradise, Big Apple, Eau de coco and Blueberry Nights.

Packed in transparent bottles, you can easily see the acidulated colors of these adorable Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss. Simply glide these fruity fragrant glosses onto your lips for a delicious looking mouth.

Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss, made in Italy, provides an adequate amount of hydration that my lip needs. My lip feels hydrated and smooth for a long time without the need to reapply as often as the other lip balms I’ve used earlier. It comes with a light fruity scent. It has a light watery fluid texture that doesn’t give a sticky feeling at all. I’m glad it has now become my regular lip savior (for my dry lip) whenever I’m at home.

Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss is exclusively sold at Watsons for S$12.90.

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Origins Plantscription Giveaway Result – Congratulations To 3 Winners!

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Thanks to all readers who have participated in the Origins Plantscription Giveaway!

3 lucky readers with the right answers have been randomly picked and each of them has won 3 latest full-size Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging products worth S$193!

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PRIZES

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Cleanser 150ml

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Treatment Lotion 150ml

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Cream 15ml

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New SK-II STEMPOWER Series – See Radical Firmness In 10 Days

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Ever wonder what is the SK-II product heralded by top industry insiders with 96% of dermatologists wanting to try?

It is nevertheless the widely-anticipated NEW anti-aging product – SK-II STEMPOWER (50g) / (80g) – S$149.00 / S$219.00 - that was recently launched in June 2012. This anti-aging moisturizer, inspired by in-depth epidermal root cell research, is designed to empower women to experience radical firmness in 10 days. It is first exclusively available at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores @ Changi Airport.

If you have read my previous post on the launch of SK-II STEMPOWER, I’ve mentioned that SK-II will soon be extending their latest STEMPOWER Series.

A few weeks ago, I was cordially invited to preview two new additions to the latest anti-aging range – STEMPOWER Rich Cream (S$209 in 50g) and STEMPOWER Cream Compact Foundation (S$101.00).

The new SK-II STEMPOWER Series will be available at all SK-II counters in Singapore from 15th August 2012.

This exclusive media event named “SK-II First-ever STEMPOWER Laboratory” was held at The Luxe Art Museum.

A cozy reception to welcome guests.

Drinks were served in laboratory tubes and glass beakers.

Upon arrival, I was presented with a locker key and I was told to check out the locker which was actually situated at the reception area. I could find a goodie bag that contains a full size 50ml STEMPOWER and STEMPOWER Rich Cream, a white lab coat and a press kit.

Every guest was required to wear the lab coat provided before proceeding to the 2nd level for the full presentation.

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Giveaway – 3 Lucky Readers To Win Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Full-Size Products Worth S$193

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Hi to all lovely readers, it’s time for another great giveaway again! This time 3 lucky readers will get to win 3 latest full-size Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging products worth S$193! These 3 anti-aging products were officially launched in August 2012. WOW!!

PRIZES

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Cleanser 150ml

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Treatment Lotion 150ml

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Cream 15ml

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Click here to learn more about Plantscription Anti-Aging Cleanser, Plantscription Anti-Aging Treatment Lotion and Plantscription Anti-Aging Eye Treatment.

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Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage Of Aura By Swarovski – Light Eau de Toilette & Crystal Gloss Make-up Jewel

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A couple of weeks back, I received a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and instead of Clarins products, it contains Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage of Aura by Swarovski. :-)

The 2 items I’ve received under this bridal collection are Light Eau de Toilette (Natural Spray) 50ml and Crystal Gloss Make-up Jewel (Sparkling Gloss for Lips) in Shimmering Pink.

Aura by Swarovski launched its first Collection Mariage in 2011 that is inspired by Swarovski’s exceptional know-how: the aura of light that the visionary craftsman created by faceting crystal. The floral scent of Aura by Swarovski translates the aura of crystal into the language of fragrance.

And this year in 2012, Swarovski revisits the Aura line, creating the theme of wedding and aura of love to launch its Limited Edition Bridal Collection Mariage. It inherent sources of inspiration for the crystal-maker who continues, year after year, to imagine jewels collections that cut in the purest of materials to illuminate this very special day.

The bridal collection launch showcases a woman magnified with dazzling light, succumbs to the joy of being in love, at the heart of a romantic, spring-like setting.

In a lush garden, overflowing with blossoms and dappled with sunlight, she savors an intimate moment of freedom. with lace in her hair, a light white dress, her make-up jewel magnifying her skin, she indulges in the scent of a radiant rose garden… echoing the floral and sparkling freshness of her fragrance.

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A Sneak Preview On BURBERRY Beauty Products At Tangs Orchard

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My interest on makeup has grown so much lately, thanks to an increasing opportunity to explore on different makeup look and being introduced to a couple of latest makeup products in the recent months.

Recently, I was invited to join the party for the launch of BURBERRY‘s first Beauty Counter @ Tangs Orchard.

It was a brief preview event with a makeup demonstration for a day and a night look using a range of BURBERRY products.

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