Archive for March, 2013

Bobbi Brown Bloggers Exclusive Preview – Pretty Powerful 2013 Season


bobbi brown lilac rose collection

Early this year, I was delighted to attend my first Bobbi Brown exclusive event of their Pretty Powerful 2013 Season and to preview their latest Lilac Rose Collection!

bobbi brown lilac rose collection

bobbi brown lilac rose collection

Lilac Rose Collection is the latest collection for this spring season. A beautiful combination of heather grey with soft rose pink, this collection is available in all Bobbi Brown stores from March 2013.

“With hints of heather grey, this collection is a modern take on spring florals.” – Bobbi Brown

bobbi brown lilac rose collection

New Limited Edition Lilac Rose Eye Palette, priced at S$99, is the star of the collection. This Lilac Rose Eye Palette features eight eye shadows in wearable and flattering dusty pinks, heather greys and lily shades that effortlessly complement all skin tones.

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My 3rd Japan Trip – Beauty Products I’ve Bought & Found In Japan!

This is another long overdue post which I suppose to blog about it many months ago. Oh well I did it again! Due to blah blah blah……………. (excuses, excuses, excuses) I missed it completely. Well, it’s better late than never. <grinning>

Last year, as you may not be aware I’ve made my third trip to Japan. At Hokkaido Sapporo, I have came across a couple of beauty products which I will be sharing below and I thought may be of interest to you. Plus showcasing some of the beauty products I’ve bought during the trip too.

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

This is one of the drugstores at Sapporo I’ve visited.

I swear this DUP Eyelashes is so far the best fake eyelashes I’ve tried before. The prices are relatively high actually but I guess it’s worth it. Priced at (left to right) : ¥1260 = S$19.60 (excl tax) and ¥1050 = S$16.40 (excl tax).

I have been reusing this pair of eyelashes for almost 10 times and they’re still looking intact. Amazing!

These are the testers and what a brilliant idea for the consumers to “try out” the lashes!

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Review – NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream


olay regenerist micro sculpting cream moisturizer

After the recent launch of Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, Olay is proud to launch their re-formulated anti-aging moisturizer – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – that is claimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one jar! Recently, I was glad to be invited to review this new anti-aging moisturizer.

Formulated with two new anti-aging ingredients, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (claimed to be America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer), penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into skin’s surface. Results:

• 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
• 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
• 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Do you know skin fatigue and tiredness will make your skin looking dull, rough and dry? When our skin is dry or dehydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will appear more obvious but fortunately these can be improved with proper skin care routine.

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Uncover The Great Cover Up With New BENEFIT FAKEUP


Early this year, I was invited to attend an interesting event at The Art House hosted by Benefit Singapore to preview a new product and uncover the mysterious case of a great cover-up!

benefit fake up

benefit cover up fake up

Beautiful compere wore the similar signature outfit as the poster girl (above image).

benefit fake up

FAKEUP, the star product, is a new “hydrating” crease-control concealer that instantly hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for silky smooth coverage. It perfectly covers up the imperfection without creasing and is proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours, thanks to its hydrating formulation. FAKEUP, priced at S$38, will be available from April 2013 onwards.

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What Are My Favorite Beauty Products?


Hi hi hi to my lovely readers, yes I finally ready to share with you my current favorite beauty products. My bad for taking so long to publish it. Though these products are my favorites but it doesn’t mean they are the best. It is based on my own experiences with the products.

Being a beauty blogger, I get to test many beauty products and I’m glad to uncover some great products along the way. I will continue to add new favorites to the list if I ever find any.

Do note that my preferences may change from time to time and I may amend the list if necessary. My current favorite beauty products are :

sisley clearing essence vitamin c

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm

Clarins White Plus Gentle Brightening Exfoliator

Clarins White Plus Gentle Renewal Brightening Peel

clarins white plus cleanser

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Belif True Anti-aging Essence, Hungarian Water Essence, True Cream-Aqua Bomb & Cream-Moisturizing Bomb

Have you heard of this brand named Belif? If you a regular shopper at Orchard, you probably will have noticed their flagship store at Wisma Atria B1-64.

Belif, with motto “Believe in Truth”, is a Korean herbal skincare brand that combines traditional herbal treatments with modern natural cosmetic science.

Late last year, I have attended my first Belif event to preview 4 hydrating skincare products – Hungarian Water Essence, The True Anti-aging Essence, The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb and Aqua Bomb. Thanks to Chantana for extending this invitation to me.

Belif was first discovered in 2012 by a group of adventurous cosmetic scientists from South Korea. Belif’s founder, Duncan Napier who is a respected botanist and herbalist, was the first to open a herbal clinic and shop in Scotland in 1860 where herbal treatments are considered an important form of traditional natural therapy. Today, Belif has inherited Napier’s 150 years of history and formulates products free of harmful ingredients.

Standing by its 5 truths – True Ingredients, True Formula, True Benefit, True Safety and True TimelessnessBelif develops skincare and body products for women, men and even babies that are formulated from Napier’s traditional herbal processing methods proven for preserving efficacy of the herbs.

Only carefully selected ingredients are believed to be used. No synthetic preservatives, dyes, fragrances, mineral oil and animal origin are used in Belif. They are claimed to be suitable for people with delicate and sensitive skin too.

Hungarian Water Essence

Product Claim : The moisturizing effect of Hungarian water is the secret to the Hungarian queen’s beauty. Formulated with only the purest Hungarian water, this essence provides long lasting moisture instantly without stickiness, leaving skin soft and supply.

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Vita Green Lingzhi – TCM Supplement With Anti-Aging Benefits


I’m a strong believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), probably because I have grew up surrounded with these chinese medicine around me. My dad and uncles used to own traditional chinese medical halls. Even till now, I’m still occasionally taking chinese tonic herbs (which require me to brew it) to help improve my overall health.

vita green lingzhi

Recently, I have received an invitation to try out a TCM anti-aging supplement, it is the Vita Green Lingzhi. I accepted the offer without much hesitation as I’m always very keen to learn more about the wonders of chinese herbs. However, I’m not keen on bird’s nest at all which I have only taken less than 10 times in my whole life.

Beauty comes from beautiful health!

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Origins VitaZing BB SPF 35 / PA+++ Revitalizing Cream


Hi everyone! It’s Monday and have you recovered from your weekend? Here’s the first post this week. I’ve actually done this post quite some time ago but I didn’t get to publish it. My bad for taking so long, here you go …

In the recent years, many western cosmetics brands have been following suit to introduce a BB Cream under their makeup line. BB Cream has increasingly gaining its popularity in Western markets and is no longer a product targeting for Asian consumers.

Originally designed to help soothe skin while perfecting skin tone and providing natural-looking coverage, BB (Blemish Balm) Cream is now an all-in-one product that can replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It is often used as a foundation that helps brighten the skin tone while masking imperfections and shielding skin from UV damage.

In June 2012, Origins has launched a new BB Cream – VitaZing BB SPF 35 / PA+++ Revitalizing Cream with Mangosteen.

Origins NEW VitaZing BB SPF 35 / PA+++ Revitalizing Cream with Mangosteen – S$60 / 50ml

Origins NEW VitaZing BB SPF 35 / PA+++ Revitalizing Cream with Mangosteen is said to correct, perfect and protect skin by providing 8 powerful benefits.

  • Improve skin’s radiance, immediately and long term
  • Immediately reduce the appearance of pores
  • Control oil over time
  • Conceal flaws
  • Immediately minimize shine
  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate skin
  • Broad-spectrum UV protection

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Beauty Questions? Ask Dr. Irwin
- The Best Treatments For Pigmentation


Reader’s Question

I’ve pigmentation on my face. May i know what the best treatment for pigmentation.



Dr. Irwin’s Answer

How I wish there was a simple answer to this question and I know you and millions of other women would like one too. To answer, please remember that there are many different causes of pigment on the face and you must know the cause (your diagnosis) because it’s the only way that treatment will be effective. So…….. do you have melasma (more horrnonal and pregnancy), sun damage spots (lentingines) or blotches, more raised brown growths (seborrheic keratoses), certain medications or spots that are post acne or after other rashes/ irritations?? And then there are some rarer internal causes like adrenal gland problems. Some women have 2 or 3 of these problems together. Most causes of pigmentation are light/sun activated. Notice I didn’t say just sun – but natural LIGHT!!

Once you know what you have, then it’s easier for you and your dermatologist to figure out treatment. “Bleaching creams,” for example, can help some pigment problems but do nothing or very little for others problems. ALL treatment plans for pigmentation require sun and light protection and I really recommend double layering your sunscreen. The first one should contain zinc oxide 10% or higher. There are some nice tinted ones now. See under products for examples. The second layer depends on how much you are outdoors. If you are indoors, a mineral pigment makeup is good or even a tinted moisturizer or makeup with an SPF 15 or higher could be fine.

I hope this will at least get you started. Good luck to you!

Dr. Irwin

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Clarins Launching New White Plus Total Luminescent in Mar 2013


In March 2013, Clarins is proud to introduce the new White Plus Total Luminescent, with a first-ever innovative approach that gives skin a fair, more translucent, with an even and rosy glow.

When I first learned about the launch of this new White Plus Total Luminescent, I was very excited about it, as I personally fond of whitening products and also adore some of the Clarins White Plus products, such as the Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel, Gentle Brightening Exfoliator and Day Screen High Protection SPF 40.

clarins white plus

This new, major breakthrough in skin-whitening research promotes not only fairer, more even skin, but also to grant Asian women their wish of achieving healthy-looking transparency and rosy luminescence, as if it were from within. The new White Plus Total Luminescent are (from left) Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser, Brightening Pure Aqua-Lotion, Intensive Brightening Serum (in 50ml and 30ml), All Spots Brightening Corrector, Brightening Hydrating Emulsion and Brightening Soft Aqua-Milk.

The new White Plus Total Luminescent, retailing from S$56 to S$130, will be available at all Clarins beauty counters from 1st March 2013 onwards.

White Plus Total Luminescent Revives Millions Of The Skin’s Micro-Mirrors At Every Layer!

Did you know that while the skin seems to absorb the light, 4.7% of this light is reflected on the skin’s surface, and more than 90% penetrates into the skin and interacts with other skin structures?

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