Archive for October, 2014

The Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 Gift Sets Collection


Ho Ho Ho! Christmas comes early for fans of The Body Shop! This 31st October 2014, The Body Shop Singapore is pleased to launch its extensive selection of Christmas gift sets, comprising of body wash, body cream, hand care, fragrance, men’s grooming products, lip products, makeup and many more. When it comes to Christmas, no one can beat the selection at The Body Shop.

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014

A few weeks ago, I was pleased to attend a cozy private event to preview The Body Shop’s festive gift sets. Seriously, the selections are so huge that I could only feature a portion of them below.

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014 calendar

One of the star attractions is The Best Of The Body Shop Advent Calendar (above). Retailing at S$99.90, this extra-special treat features a beauty surprise behind every door (total 24 doors), from bestselling body and face care to iconic fragrance, plus the latest additions: Glazed Apple, Wild Argan Oil and Colour Crush™ Nail Colours. Exclusively available to The Body Shop members only.

the body shop christmas 2014

This Christmas, The Body Shop is introducing 3 new limited edition bath and body ranges – (from left) Glazed Apple, Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry.

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[Advertorial] Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Water & 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream


Recently, I’ve received 2 new Bio-essence products – 24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream. Both products are targeted for early 20s to mid 30s age group to help fight premature aging. I’m trying Bio-essence products for the first time.

24K Gold is the softest and most malleable metal, thus it can make into flakes form. It is claimed that once the flakes are absorbed by the skin, it releases active gold ions rich in trace minerals which promotes blood and oxygen circulation and thus improves skin’s metabolism. This also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin present in skin, increases skin’s collagen fibers and keeps skin firm and youthful.

24K Bio-Gold Water, priced at S$45 for 150g, is a lightweight fluid essence that contains high purity gold flakes.

The essence feels as light as water. It contains tiny 24k gold flakes which is said to promote blood and oxygen circulation. This results a better skin metabolism. I’m a great believer that a good skin metabolism equals to a healthy youthful-looking skin.

This essence contains antioxidants that may combat free radicals and slow down visible signs of aging.

The lightweight texture penetrates easily into the skin. It doesn’t give a stickiness feeling upon full absorption. I will use this essence after toner and before other serums and moisturizer.

24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream, packed with a day and a night creams, is formulated with antioxidants that is said to fight free radicals and slow down visible signs of aging.

For the day regimen, I will use the Nano Bio-Platinum Day Cream that contains SPF25 to prevent UV rays damage. The day cream has a much lighter texture and doesn’t leave a greasy residue upon absorption.

For the day regimen, I will use 24K Bio-Gold Night Cream that contains antioxidants to fights free radicals and combat premature aging. It has a richer creamy texture but it feels pretty comfortable on the skin. Both day and night creams have a mild fragrance scent.

24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream is priced at S$42 for 40g.

24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream is a complementary duo to be used in our skincare regimen (on face and neck) :

  • Day: use 24K Bio-Gold Water first then follow by Bio-Platinum Day Cream SPF 25 PA+++
  • Night: use 24K Bio-Gold Water first then follow by 24K Bio-Gold Night Cream
  • Neck care is as important as facial care as neck will also reveal signs of aging


[Sharing] Elizabeth Arden Launched UNTOLD Absolu


After the launch of UNTOLD Eau de Parfum in 2013 and UNTOLD Eau Légere in May 2014, Elizabeth Arden was pleased to introduce a new addition - UNTOLD Absolu – to its UNTOLD family of fragrances in August 2014.

A deeper, more sensual expression of UNTOLD original, UNTOLD ABSOLU speaks to the glamorous and captivating side of today’s woman. While the original emphasizes the sophistication and grace of the modern woman, UNTOLD ABSOLU accentuates the magnetic allure of her personality. Through her eyes, this woman reveals a hint of mystery, drawing you into her story. Glamorous and captivating, UNTOLD ABSOLU holds on to characteristics of the original, deepening the expression of the exquisite floral and amber facets.

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Gosh Cosmetics Now Available in SaSa Singapore


Here’s another backlog post. My bad. Denmark-based cosmetics brand – Gosh Cosmetics – is finally available in Singapore, exclusively at SaSa stores.

Gosh Cosmetics

Gosh Cosmetics provides a wide selection of makeup products such as BB cream, CC cream, foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, blush, eyeliner and primer!

Gosh Cosmetics also offers nail lacquers and hair products too!

Gosh Cosmetics

Many months back, I was pleased to obtain a couple of Gosh Cosmetics products.

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Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection


Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

Recently, Crabtree & Evelyn is proud to launch their first ever skincare range, Damask Rose! The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection is packed with botanical-based formulas that is essential for daily use. The gentle formula is suitable for all skin types including dry and sensitive skin.

A preview event was recently held at Crabtree & Evelyn Takashimaya store.

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

The range comprises of basic skincare needs like cleansers, toners, moisturisers and masks. Each product is infused with the deeply moisturising qualities of French damask rose, blended with a selection of natural extracts. The delicate rose aroma is pretty soothing.

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

The Damask Rose Collection consists of 3 types of Cleansers. (From left) Comforting Cleansing Balm (cleansing & purifying), Refreshing Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover (deep cleansing) and Freshening Cleansing Lotion (purifying & hydrating).

Comforting Cleansing Balm is priced at S$30 for 90g, Refreshing Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover is priced at S$28 for 100ml and Freshening Cleansing Lotion is priced at S$28, 100ml.

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare collection toner

There are 2 types of toners available – Relaxing Micellar Water (toning & cleansing) is retailing at S$30 for 150ml and Purifying Toning Lotion (conditions & refreshes) is retailing at S$28 for 150ml.

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L’oreal REVITALIFT Range now with New Formula


Oops! Here’s another super backlog post again! My bad!

Many months back, I’ve presented this L’oreal Revitalift set, comprises of Intensive Repairing Essence, Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream and Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream, to my mom. She’s now in her early 70′s. It has a bilingual packaging, English on one side and Chinese on another side.

Revitalift was launched in early 2014 with a new formula and new packaging. This new updated anti-wrinkle range, claimed to be world’s #1, is said to help repair, regenerate and fight the signs of aging from within. As we gradually age, our aging skin gets harder and harder to repair.

Inspired by the self-healing process, L’Oréal laboratories selected Centella Asiatica, renowned for its repairing properties, for a new anti-aging care.

In India, Centella Asiatica has the nickname of Tiger Grass because wounded tigers are known to roll themselves on the herb to treat their wounds. It is said to have an extraordinary repairing properties, to repair and regenerate skin from the inside.

Revitalift is also formulated with Dermalift Technology (restructure skin’s fiber network) and Pro-Retinol A (known for promoting cell renewal to thicken epidermis to reduce wrinkles).

The range consist of 6 products:

L'oreal Revitalift Intensive Repairing Essence

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Kiehl’s Launching New Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate


Do you ever realize that even you have diligently applied anti-aging cream and serums on your face to help achieve a youthful looking skin, your skin still appears dull and tired-looking? Well, it is probably due to the “Age-Related Dehydration”, a condition that many Dermatologists are recently identifying as one of the key contributors to the appearance of aging skin.

Age-Related Dehydration is caused by an imbalance of moisture within the skin that occurs as we age, making skin more prone to showing signs of aging sooner. I was having this skin concern a few years ago but didn’t realize it was due to Age-Related Dehydration. Well, it’s never too late to know the cause and the solution to it.

Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Recently, Kiehl’s is proud to introduce the new Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate to help address this concern. This new formula is said to help correct the signs of Age-Related Dehydration by “flooding” the deepest surface layers of dehydrated skin to restore vital moisture. When skin is hydrated, it will appear more fresh, plump and youthful.

An event was held recently at L’oreal’s new office to learn more about this new serum.

Every guests were having fun decorating our plants during the event.

Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, was inspired by Dermatologist anti-aging hydration procedures, such as Juvederm® Hydrate, and is formulated with a potent complex of plant-based Glycerin – a natural “moisture magnet” and Shiso Leaf Extract, which helps protects the “anchoring” of deep moisture into the skin’s surface layers.

To achieve the significant hydration and penetration results, effectively addressing Age-Related Dehydration, Kiehl’s chemists first chose to formulate without waxes, eliminating any barriers, to ensure a more bioavailable preparation when applied on the skin.

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[Sharing] New LACOSTE L!VE Fragrance


Lacoste L!VE

Lacoste, a French fashion brand, has recently introduced a whole new chapter for Lacoste fragrance. The new LACOSTE L!VE fragrance embodies on irrepressible energy and creativity that was created to inspire its wearers to get creative. Blending edgy style and authenticity, this fragrance brings to mind all the new possibilities in life, beyond one’s current lifestyle and experiences to a whole new dimension.

The unique design, concept and holistic campaign appeal to a more urban consumer seeking authenticity and creativity. The ingredients are expertly blended, coming together as one dynamic scent, but each also stands out individually – capturing a feeling of constant motion with ever changing sides as each note reveals itself.

The dynamic burst of lime hits you first. This zesty touch reflects the unique nature of LACOSTE L!VE and is an unexpected and energetic top note – bright and sharp, to awaken your senses.

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SKIN FOOD Launching New Premium Tomato Whitening Line


Skin Food Premium Tomato Whitening Line

Recently, I have received a surprised parcel from Skin Food and it contains the new Premium Tomato Whitening products.

The new Premium Tomato Whitening Line, launched in August 2014, consists of 6 products including such as the toner, cream, emulsion, massage pack and serum. This whitening range is formulated with a 5-30% tomato extract and skin brightening agent, ethyl ascorbyl (a stabilized Vitamin C derivative). It contains no harsh chemicals such as benzophenone, sulfates and triethanolamine and dermatologist-tested for hypoallergenic properties. This gentle formula provides upgraded brightening effects for bright, vibrant skin.

Premium Tomato Whitening Toner contains 10% Tomato Extract and is retailing at S$38.90 for 180ml.

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