Archive for July, 2013

[Sharing] SK-II Pitera™ House Event At TANGS From 1st To 11th August

 

Calling out all SK-II lovers! There’s something exciting for you!

In celebrating the miracle of Pitera™, SK-II Singapore is inviting you to join them at Pitera™ House Event at TANGS from 1st to 11th August to discover the birth of SK-II and its unique history.

And if you are a big fan of Mediacorp celebrities Qi Yu Wu and Rebecca Lim, do come down to TANGS this Friday August 2nd to get a peek of your favorite stars for an exclusive experience to trace the beginnings and SK-II’s discoveries at the Pitera™ House.

I will be there, hope to see ya there! :D

 

Fancl Introduced New 5-Step AGING CARE Line

 

fancl aging care

FANCL, the leading Japanese skincare brand, widely known for its unique MUTENKA (無添加) philosophy takes women one step close to triumph in the quest for younger looking skin with the launch of its new AGING CARE line. Back by years of research conducted by FANCL’s researches, AGING CARE line combines new Advanced Penetrating Nano Capsule Technology and key active ingredients such as Jujube Fruit Extract and HTC Collagen to achieve youthful skin from within.

fancl aging care

fancl aging care

fancl aging care

A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive the new AGING CARE line kit that comprises of Aging Care Lotion II, Aging Care Emulsion II, Aging Care Essence, Aging Care Cream, Aging Care Mask and Bright Life Supplements in full size. Many thanks to FANCL Singapore for the products! :D

As we age, our skin lose collagen and skin cell layers grow thicker and lose firmness and elasticity, making it harder for nutrition from skincare to work effectively. To treat the problem at its root, AGING CARE line is formulated in two essential levels :

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KATE Cosmetics 2013 Spring Summer Collection

 

In early July 2013, I’ve attended a cosy event organized by KATE Cosmetics to preview their 2013 Spring Summer Collection and their latest Concealing Cover Powder Foundation. The collection embraces the shiny, high impact makeup created by combining various shades with gold for a glamorous sophisticated look that takes every girl from day to night.

kate cosmetics spring summer 2013 collection

kate cosmetics spring summer 2013 collection

 

Goldish Eyes – S$27

kate cosmetics 2013 spring summer collection goldfish eyes

In this season, gold is the new black. Introducing KATE Goldish Eyes, the eyeshadow quad series featuring Colored Gold and Shiny Gold shades for captivating eyes.

kate cosmetics 2013 spring summer collection goldfish eyes

The Colored Gold (lower right) is created by combining a regular shade with Nuance Gold Pearl, bright pearl powder with a hint of gold to add lustre. The Shiny Gold (upper left) meanwhile is the result of the use of real gold pearl – a pure gold pearl powder.

Goldish Eyes available in four colors. And I’ve chosen shade GD-1 (above) as my complimentary palette. I must say this palette is pretty versatile and it’s suitable for most occasions.

kate cosmetics Goldish Eyes

Without flash.

Shade: PK-1

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My SK-II’s 4 Weeks “Foundation: Got or Not” NEW Cellumination Essence EX Challenge

 

A few weeks ago, I was super delighted to be invited to participate in SK-II Cellumination’s Blogger Challenge. I”m glad to be one of the first bloggers in Singapore to experience a brilliant translucent aura skin with the new SK-II products.

sk-ii cellumination essence ex mask-in lotion day surge

In this 4-week trial, in addition to the new improved Cellumination Essence EX (centre) which is the key product of the challenge, I’ve also received the Cellumination Mask-In Lotion (left) and the Cellumination Day Surge UV (right). I have actually tested the first generation Cellumination Essence in early last year. I really love it very much and I have actually bought a second bottle soon after I finished my first. It is considered one of the best skincare products I’ve ever tried so far.

 

NEW Cellumination Essence EX

Product Profile

sk-ii cellumination essence ex

The new SK-II Cellumination Essence EX takes a great formula and makes it better with the new Pixel WhiteTM whitening ingredient. Improve your skin from the cellular level and experience highly defined, aura bright skin in just 4 weeks*.

sk-ii cellumination essence ex

It has almost the same texture as the previous version, which is silky, lightweight and in fluid white.

sk-ii cellumination essence ex

Cellumination Essence EX is formulated with a couple of potent ingredients, including the new Pixel WhiteTM whitening ingredient and the iconic signature SK-II ingredient Pitera (2nd on the list), that has hydrating and brightening benefits.

 

‘Foundation: Got or Not’ Cellumination Trial

BEFORE the 4-week trial (above), I’ve gone down to SK-II counter at Isetan Scotts to check my skin’s Aura with SK-II’s Magic Ring. As I wanted to obtain accurate before-and-after results upon the challenge, I didn’t apply any foundation while doing this skin check.

sk-ii cellumination essence ex magic ring

AFTER the 4-week trial, I dropped by at the same SK-II counter at Isetan Scotts again to have my skin check with Magic Ring. I asked the SA to help remove my light makeup on my left face prior the check in order to get accurate before-and-after results.

The Magic Ring will be able to determine my 5 critical dimensions of skin – Texture Refinement, Firmness Power, Wrinkle Resilience, Spot Control and Radiance Enhancement – that affect the vibrancy and clarify of my skin.

 

BEFORE & AFTER 4-week challenge results

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Crabtree & Evelyn Introduces Eight New Conditioning Hand Washes

 

Following the recent launch of the new fragrance bath and body Somerset Meadow Collection in April 2013, Crabtree & Evelyn is pleased to introduce an entirely new Hand Wash Collection – Conditioning Hand Wash Collection.

Launching in July 2013, this new Conditioning Hand Wash Collection, available in eight fragrances and colors, is designed to gently cleanse and condition the skin. Each hand wash is infused with delightful fragrance and is the perfect complement to Crabtree & Evelyn’s award winning Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy for soft, clean, beautiful hands.

crabtree & Evelyn conditioning hand wash

The collection comprises of eight new hand washes that include (from left) Lavender, Wisteria, La Source@, Lily, Citron, Iris, Rosewater and Pomegranate.

The array of hand washes in beautiful jewel-like colors complement virtually any color theme of your bathroom.

Each hand wash releases a sensuous aroma, which fragrances into the air whilst you lather. The delicate floral fragrances infuse skin with the delicious scents of an English Garden whilst the botanical cleansers refresh and revive. Each Conditioning Hand Wash is luxuriously lathering and pH balanced to be gentle on hands. It is formulated without parabens, propylene glycol, phthalate or mineral oil.

crabtree & Evelyn conditioning hand wash

A few weeks ago, I’m pleased to receive a perfect complement hand-care pack that comprises of the new Conditioning Hand Wash plus the Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy in IRIS floral fragrance.

Oh my! The refreshing fragrance scent instantly brightens up my mood upon my first contact with it! Love the scent very much! I can’t stop smelling my fingers upon washing my hands with the Conditioning Hand Wash! My hands are clean, soft and smooth without the feeling of tightness. Following it, I apply the Hand Therapy to help lock in moisture and soften my hands. This intensive hand cream instantly leaves my skin feeling softer, smoother and moisturized. Many thanks to Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore for the lovely pack! :D

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Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow, Longwear Powder Shadow & Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

 

benefit creaseless cream shadow longwear powder shadow ultra plush lip gloss

 

Benefit Cosmetics, San Francisco based fun-loving cosmetic brand has recently introduced 3 irresistible makeup products – Creaseless Cream Shadow, Longwear Powder Shadow and Ultra Plush Lip Gloss.

benefit creaseless cream shadow longwear powder shadow ultra plush lip gloss

Launched in May 2013, the packaging are ultra chic, funky and fun!

 

Creaseless Cream Shadow – S$32

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Creaseless Cream Shadow, an award-winning cream shadow, is crease-proof and budge-proof that last all day long. Available in 10 incredibly wearable shades, including original favorites r.s.v.p., birthday suit and skinny jeans.

benefit creaseless-cream shadow

Love its buttery cream texture that glides on skin easily and makes it so easy to apply.

benefit creaseless cream shadow

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Philosophy’s 1st Flagship Store In Asia At Bugis Junction

 

first Philosophy flagship store in Asia

first Philosophy flagship store in Asia

In May 2013, Philosophy was proud to open their first Philosophy flagship store in Asia and I was delighted to join Philosophy in celebrating the official launch of their first stand-alone store at Bugis Junction.

philosophy flagship store bugis junction

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Review – Shiseido Haku Melanofocus W Whitening Essence

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I was first introduced to Shiseido Haku Melanofocus from the popular Taiwanese Beauty Variety Show “Nu Ren Wo Zui Da” (女人我最大) a few years ago. It was highly recommended at least twice separately by Lao Niu (老牛) in the show.

Shiseido Haku Melanofocus is an award winning and the most popular whitening essence in Japan. Unfortunately Shiseido Haku Melanofocus is only available in Japan and nowhere else in the world. Although there’s a copied Taiwanese version with a different product name available in Taiwan, as it is printed in Chinese language, I’m actually skeptical if it is made in Japan.

I have bought this Shiseido Haku Melanofocus W Whitening Essence bundle set during my previous trip to Japan in 2012. This bundle set comes with a piece of Haku Melanofocus EX Mask at 30% discount @ 7350yen (UP 10500yen) which is equivalent to S$116. In fact, this is my second bottle. :D

The packaging was printed in Japanese language which means it’s a genuine product that is made in Japan.

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About Shiseido Haku Melanofocus

Shiseido Haku was first created in 2005 as Haku Melanofocus, containing an innovative whitening ingredient m-Tranexamic acid. In 2007, it was revamped again as Haku Melanofocus 2 to include another breakthrough whitening ingredient 4MSK that is said to help prevent the formulation of melanin that caused pigmentation.

In February 2009, its third generation Haku Melanofocus EX was launched in Japan. And after 2 years exactly in February 2011, Shiseido once again launched its fourth and latest generation, Haku Melanofocus W.

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Shiseido Haku Melanofocus W Whitening Essence – ¥10500 for 45g / ¥5250 for 20g (tax inclusive)

Shiseido Haku Melanofocus W Whitening Essence contains 2 innovative whitening ingredients, m-Tranexamic acid and 4MSK, to help suppress melanin production, prevent and lighten dark spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone.

This improved version also contains lotus seed ferment filtrate and hyaluronic acid to help moisturize the skin.

This fragrance-free essence also helps to restore damaged skin caused by UVA/UVB, pollution or other environmental factors. Its anti-inflammatory function is critical in the process of whitening as the skin becomes healthier, more transparent and in even complexion, thus, the whitening result is able to last longer.

Shiseido Haku Melanofocus W Whitening Essence that comes in 2 sizes in 45g and 20g, is currently only available in Japan.

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Make Up For Ever AQUA Summer Collection 2013

 

make up for ever aqua summer collection 2013

A while ago, I was pleased to preview the latest Make Up For Ever AQUA Summer 2013 Collection at Sephora Ngee Ann City. My bad for not able to share the Summer collection much earlier.

Summer is a time for vacations, getaways and outdoor fun! To look good all day long in this hot and humid weather, what we need is a quick-to-apply makeup that is both waterproof and smudge-proof! Yes that’s AQUA!

AQUA range, comprising an extensive range of eye, lip and cheek products that produce both natural looks and spectacular effects alike, was first launched in 2006 and has since become the ultimate choice for everyone, including the pros, for its stability performance, and long-lasting, unfailing waterproof hold.

“All professional make-up artists need waterproof make-up, whether they work with artists, dancers, actors, or swimmers. On top of that, they are also savvy – they know how to choose the products that are most useful in creating a variety of make-up looks.” – DANY SANZ, Creator and Artistic Director MAKE UP FOR EVER

 

AQUA Summer 2013 Look

make up for ever aqua summer 2013

Fresh and contemporary are what best define Dany Sanz’ bold new look for the AQUA Summer 2013 Collection! With this collection, Dany has launched a look that is as fresh as living water, dazzlingly modern, and designed around the play between different colors and lightening.

 

AQUA ROUGE – S$40 / 5ml
AQUA LIP – S$33 / 1.2g

make up for ever aqua rouge

Make Up For Ever introduced 5 new, sexy shades of AQUA ROUGE in Poppy Coral, Fuchsia, Pomegranate, Baby Pink and Pale Orange that will literally light up your lips for sunny licious, kissable moments! Available in a total of 17 brilliant colors, this high-precision liquid lip color comes with two ends, one with a foam that gently paints on a matte layer of intense color and another with a brush that dabs on a velvety topcoat that glides effortlessly onto your lips to protect the color all day long.

make up for ever aqua rouge

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Attended A Cosy SK-II’s First-Ever Ultimate Bridal Shower

 

As we know wedding is one of the most significant events in our life! Planning a wedding is a joyous occasion, but with all the details to be taken care of, it can be stressful actually. All we want is to look our best on our big day!

Looking glowing and radiant on our wedding day should not begin on the day, it takes a little more than just cosmetics to make us look radiant. It is essential to prep our skin months or weeks prior our big day with a good skincare regimen to achieve a radiant and crystal clear looking skin.

sk-ii ultimate bridal shower

sk-ii ultimate bridal shower

sk-ii ultimate bridal shower

sk-ii ultimate bridal shower

sk-ii ultimate bridal shower

Two weeks ago, I was delighted to be invited to SK-II’s first-ever Ultimate Bridal Shower. This private cozy dinner event was held at The Gallery at The Halia at Botanic Garden. It was attended by media, beauty bloggers and brides-to-be.

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