Archive for October, 2012

NEW Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation w/ Mineral & Plant Extracts

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Quite some time ago, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the new Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundations (received 2 shades, 103 and 105).

A year after the successful launch of the fluid foundation Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, Clarins is proud to introduce this new addition to its Skin Illusion makeup line.

My first reaction upon receiving them was “A loose powder foundation? WoW! Interesting!”. The packaging is sophisticated and interesting too!

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Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation – S$62 / 13g

Launched on 1st September 2012

Skin Illusion is now available as a loose powder foundation, offering the coverage of a foundation and the lightness of a loose powder, with pure, mineral radiance and the skin care benefits of plants.

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2 New Skin Boosters – Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% & StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles

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Recently, I was privileged to be invited by Luxasia Singapore for a cozy private dinner (a table of 10 including 4 guests and myself) to preview 2 of their latest anti-aging treatments – Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% and StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles.

It was a super relaxing dinner and we have a great time sharing beauty tips and preferred skincare regimens. Being an anti-aging skincare fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for skincare products that are well packed and formulated with Vitamin C. So when I was introduced to Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15%, I was super excited! Vitamin C is great!

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Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% – S$198 / 4 x 10ml

Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% is a revolutionary night treatment formulated with 15% Vitamin C Ester to boost collagen production, firm and smooth skin texture and brighten skin’s appearance.

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and is proven to help boost collagen production and brighten up the skin tone. It may also help to reverse sun-damaged skin. In fact, I have been using a well-packed 5% Vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid) serum for a while and I can actually see results from it.

Though Vitamin C is very potent (at high concentration) however it is pretty unstable hence how the product is packed actually plays an important role for the efficacy of the product. I must say Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% is probably one of the best packed high concentration Vitamin C products available in the market.

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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boutique Store Official Launch Celebration At ION Orchard

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This Friday, I was delighted to join Yves Saint Laurent in celebrating the official launch of their first Beaute Store at ION Orchard. It is proud to be the first stand-alone store in South-East Asia. After 3 years of absence back in 2009 in Singapore, Yves Saint Laurent is back to excite us again!

Singapore, being one of the most competitive markets in Asia with savvy consumers, is a natural choice for the flagship store.

Located at B2-34, Yves Saint Laurent first Beaute Store opened its door to the public on 16 September 2012. Yves Saint Laurent is also planning to open a concessionaire at the newly revamped Tangs Beauty department in Tangs Orchard next month.

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Review – Lancome Blanc Expert Gn-White Generating New Whiteness Spot Eraser

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I started to notice pigmentation and discoloration on my face when I was in my early 30s. Pigmentation is one of my first signs of aging and I didn’t get it treated earlier until much later before realizing it was too too late. Hiaz!

Pigment spots are mostly situated around the cheekbone areas (directly below my eye sockets) and I’m also having discoloration around my cheek areas too. What has been troubling me the most is the stubborn sun spots on my right cheekbone area.

I was first introduced to Lancome Blanc Expert Gn-White Generating New Whiteness Spot Eraser during a Lanc´me blogger event in early 2010 (just before it was officially launched in Singapore). I was presented with a trial size during the event and without hesitation I immediately tested the product on the following day. After tested the product for almost 2 weeks, I started to notice a superficial improvement on the stubborn sun spots and decided to make a purchase on the full size product at Perfumes & Cosmetics outlet @ Changi Airport where I can enjoy fabulous duty-free savings.

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A Beauty Day Out With Watsons!

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Many weeks ago, Watsons, Singapore’s No. 1 favorite health and beauty retailer (as confirmed by AC Nielson), have held their first-ever BEAUTY DAY OUT – a beauty party where we get to preview a wide array of skincare, cosmetics, haircare and oral supplement brands to help us look our best, at anytime!

What a great time to pamper and glam ourselves up in preparation for the year-end festivities and finish 2012 with a bang!

It’s gonna be a super long post with loads of pictures! :D

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The BEAUTY DAY OUT was held at Fullhouse @ Rendezvous Hotel. As the whole venue was divided into different beauty sections, the guests were divided into a group of five to seven and we were led by a “beauty tour guide” to different sections at one time. This Vichy corner was actually our last stop.

DHC Colllagen Drinks were served as a starter drink.

Our (my group’s) first stop was the ATORREGE AD+ beauty section.

Myself, ATORREGE AD+’s ambassador Lim Pei Fan (Mediacorp YES 93.3FM DJ) and Mag from Makeup Stash (right).

ATORREGE AD+, claimed to be Japan’s No.1 skincare, comprises of a series of safe and high performing skincare products that corrects all skin issues, especially sensitive and acne-based skin. Using natural herbal extracts and innovative nanotechnology that allow products to penetrate deeply into the skin. Founded in Kyoto Japan in the early 1980s, it was formulated by a group of nurses. The first generation was manufactured for sale to the public in 1995. Upon finding that the number of cases of “urban skin disease” such as acne, pigmentation, sensitive skin, eczema and wrinkles were increasingly common, the second generation of products ATORREGE AD+ was created in 2007.

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Unveiled VanityTrove Box October 2012 Edition

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For those who enjoy pampering yourself with beauty treats and always on the lookout for the latest beauty products, then VanityTrove may be what you are looking for!

Numerous monthly beauty box subscription services, such as VanityTrove, BellaBox and Glamabox, have been launched and surprisingly gaining popularity among beauty enthusiasts in the recent years.

With only a monthly subscription of S$25 for VanityTrove, you will receive a surprise filled with beauty treats made for a different beauty story each month, delivered right to your doorstep.

VanityTrove is relatively pricier than BellaBox (S$15 per month) and Glamabox (S$18 per month). Well let me unveil the VanityTrove Beauty Box to see if it’s worth the value!

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Upon opening the box…….

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NIP+FAB – Celeb-Fave Cult Beauty Brand – Has Finally Arrived In Singapore

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After the successful introduction of the NIP + FAB Body Fixes, NIP + FAB is now ready to launch its skincare line in Singapore.

NIP + FAB, UK beauty cult brand, is the creation by beauty expert and celebrated creator of global bestselling brand Rodial – Maria Hazistefanis. The NIP + FAB skincare range comprises of facial products aimed at rejuvenation, anti-aging and restoring moisture; containing skin smoothing, boosting and firming ingredients.

NIP + FAB is loved by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cheryl Cole, Kelly Rowland, Eva Longoria and more.

Many weeks ago, I have attended my first NIP+FAB event which was held at Viridian Art House Gallery.

During the event, I got to preview most of the bestselling and must-have skincare products including wrinkle buster Frown Fix, No Needle Fix, Moisture Fix and Shine Fix.

I’m presently surprised to learn that almost all of the NIP + FAB skincare products are unbelievably affordable at only S$19.90 and S$29.90. The one and only expensive product is the No Needle Fix that is priced at only S$39.90. WOW!! Amazing!

Currently, NIP+FAB skincare range is available at most Watsons stores nationwide and at www.nipandfab.com.sg

Below are some of the products I’ve previewed. Product information were retrieved from the press kit. Do note that these information do not represent my opinion.

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No Needle Fix – S$39.90 / 50ml

Do you believe NIP+FAB’s No Needle Fix is reputedly having a UK waiting list of 10,000 orders before it went on sale at Boots? This serum plumps and volumises skin with active ingredient OSILIFT® while smoothing and reducing the appearance, improving elasticity and tone.

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Reviews – Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation, Touche Eclat Radiant Touch & Semi-Loose Powder

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The recent opening of Yves Saint Laurent boutique store at ION Orchard #B2-34 is one of the greatest news to makeup junkies like me! I have to say Yves Saint Laurent offers some of the best and award-winning makeup products in town.

A few weeks ago, I decided to head down to the new store to pick up my complimentary Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation and a matching Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighter Pen. :D

A lady sales assistant who attended to me, helped to select the ideal shade to match my skin tone. For my yellow undertone, she recommended shade B 30 Beige (left) for the foundation and shade 3.5 (right) for the Radiant Touch Highlighter Pen.

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Reviews!

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Touche Éclat Radiant Touch Highlighter Pen – S$55

Created in 1992, TOUCHE ÉCLAT, the best-selling and award-winning highlighter, is a MUST-HAVE Yves Saint Laurent product I long to own!

This cult classic beauty product is no doubt the best beauty secret of the world’s top makeup artists and models! Loved by celebrities, editors and VIPs too! Even Taiwanese celebrity makeup artist Kevin from Queens (女人我最大) swears by it too!

One TOUCHE ÉCLAT is sold every 10 seconds around the world. WOW!

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Review – Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence

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Recently I was invited to review a latest serum from Olay – the Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence - over the course of 7 days. It is specially designed to resurface skin while we sleep.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, launched on 1st October 2012 in Singapore, is the latest addition to its award-winning Regenerist line. An innovative night repair serum, inspired by the field of Chronopharmacology which works together with their nocturnal body clock to tackle fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

The new Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, the first daily leave-on night time serum containing glycolic acid, is designed to work with our skin’s natural nightly changes to hydrate, smoothen, and renew skin in just 7 days. Giving the term beauty sleep, a whole new meaning. Imagine waking up to fresher, smoother and tighter skin each day.

For this review, I am required to track my skin transformation journey through a 3 beauty diary during Day 1, Day 4 and Day 7.

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NEW Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Lipstick & Fall 2012 Collection

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Guerlain has recently launched its new Rouge G L’Extrait Lipstick and Fall 2012 Collection. And I was glad to attend a mini workshop at Tangs VivoCity to preview the colors, many thanks to Chantana for bringing me along as a guest.

If you love playing with cheek colors, Rose Aux Joues (S$70) is definitely ideal for you. A colour duo with a main shade to make cheekbones blush. And its smaller counterpoint for a savvy mix or a striking juxtaposition. The dense, tapered brush glides easily and precisely over the skin on application. Available in 6 new duo colors.

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