Shiseido’s Tsubaki Head Spa Line

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Shiseido’s Tsubaki has recently launched their new hair line that is specially targeted to rebuild a healthy hair root. Beautiful hair actually begin from the root.

Research has shown that apart from a high demand of products for shiny hair and damaged hair, there was an increase in desire to achieve “beautiful hair from the roots”. That is why more and more people prefer to head down to hair salons for a complete hair scalp treatment as scalp care is the core for beautiful hair.

To keep pace with the trend, Shiseido has release the new Head Spa line that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp through a combination of natural essential oils and responds to increasing scalp care needs.

Shiseido’s Tsubaki Head Spa line comprises of 4 products that include Head Spa Extra Cleansing, Head Spa Shampoo, Head Spa Conditioner and Head Spa Mask. This new range will be an ‘add on’ to the existing Shining range (red) and Damage Care range (white).

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Tsubaki Head Spa provide a relaxing experience like in a spa salon. It allows women to care for their scalp to achieve shiny and healthy hair at the comfort of their home.

Tsubaki Head Spa is formulated for scalp detox, blood circulation and moisturizing effect using sage, rosemary, ginger and shea butter. High Purity Tsubaki Oil EX (Camellia reticulata), hair maintenance ingredient, is used for hair moisturizing and shining benefits.

This new range is also formulated with a combination of natural essential oils that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp.

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Newly Launched Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum

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As we know, skin aging is inevitable. There are 2 ways in which our skin age – intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging (or chronological aging) is a natural aging process that causes the skin to age naturally. Extrinsic aging, on the other hand, is caused by external factors (which usually can be controlled by a person) such as smoking, drinking, stress, lack of sleep, pollution and sun exposure.

Therefore the importance of a good night’s sleep can never be unstated as it not only affects our body but also our skin too. It is during sleep that the body and skin does the most repair and healing.

To reduce the effect of aging, Dermalogica researched and developed a new treatment for mature skin – Overnight Repair Serum – designed to firm the skin and restore its capacity to maintain suppleness and moisture.

A few weeks ago, I’ve attended a private event to preview this Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum at Group Therapy @ Duxton Road.

Overnight Repair Serum is a new addition to its Age Smart (anti-aging) range.

Overnight Repair Serum is enriched with Argan Oil, Brown Seaweed and botanical oils to help fight signs of aging, while you sleep.

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Overnight Repair Serum – S$138 / 15ml

Designed to be applied to freshly cleansed skin before retiring to bed, the Overnight Repair Serum restores the integrity of skin by fighting multiple signs of aging which includes dull-looking skin, broken capillaries and aged-related collagen loss. It increases luminosity while minimizing fine lines, dryness, and loss of elasticity.

Protecting, maintaining and stimulating collagen in the skin are claimed to be the primary benefits of this anti-aging serum. One of it’s active key ingredient, Argan Oil, is claimed to help shields the lipid barrier, while inhibiting the production of enzymes which break down collagen and the underlying structure of skin tissue. In addition to Argan Oil, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids help restore a weakened barrier layer, lock in moisture and increase elasticity. Brown Seaweed also fights free radicals which erode collagen resiliency. Rose Hip Seed Oil helps minimize discoloration while helping to boost cell renewal.

The Overnight Repair Serum is also formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and active peptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, to accelerate production of collagen. I was a little disappointed when I found out that this night serum also contains a handful of botanical oils such as Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosemary, Cinnamon and Neroli that may irritant skin, although these aromatic botanical oils are often used to help soothe, moisture and heal the skin. The formulation for this nighttime serum using fragrant botanical oils is very much similar to Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

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Laura Mercier Cosmetics Now At Sephora Singapore

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This April 2012, I was delighted to attend 2 exciting launch event to preview 2 amazing make up brands – LAURA MERCIER and BECCA – which were launched in early April and end April respectively.

The LAURA MERCIER event was held at Sephora outlet @ Ion Orchard where all the well-known cosmetics brands can be found.

LAURA MERCIER is exclusively available at all Sephora Singapore stores from early April 2012.

LAURA MERCIER Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath and Fragrance was founded by Laura Mercier (a world-renowned makeup artist) in 1996 and it is now available in almost 1,122 stores in 27 countries at stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Sephora and many others.

“Before applying any colour, I always prepare the skin first. I create a fresh canvas with a flawless finish.” – Laura Mercier

Laura’s current clients include Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Isabella Rosellini, Brooke Shields, Ellen Barkin, Celine Dion, Meg Ryan, Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep and Julia Ormond.

LAURA MERCIER philosophy revolves around The Flawless Face – the concept that making skin look perfect is the first and foremost important thing a woman can do to achieve a great look. Laura believes that a flawless look begins with a fresh canvas, and each product has been specially developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, natural-looking complexion.

During the event, LAURA MERCIER‘s brand ambassador Tayaba Jafri (Director of International Artistry & Promotions) took us step by step through a full make up application using a range of LAURA MERCIER products.

She shared with us LAURA MERCIER’s 4 simple steps to the flawless face.

Step 1 : Prime The Skin

LAURA MERCIER is proud to be the first to introduce primer. Foundation Primer, creates the perfect canvas for makeup application. Primer is important as it ease the application of foundation and helps create a barrier between foundation and skin. It even out skin tone, help your makeup stay on longer and absorb oil.

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Giveaway Result – 5 Lucky Readers Have Won Biotherm Firm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate (40ml)

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Thanks to all lovely readers who have participated in the Biotherm Giveaway. 5 lucky readers have been randomly picked to win Biotherm Firm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate in 40ml.

Here’s the list of participants :

  • Cindy
  • Cindy Kho
  • Bebe Lee
  • Carol Ng
  • Huixin
  • Faith
  • Rane
  • Samantha
  • Sing
  • Quek CH
  • The Hooting Post
  • Grace Lee
  • KL
  • Pynk
  • Christine Sim
  • Jay
  • Hayden
  • Amanda
  • Imee Grace Quinones
  • Saralyn
  • Natalie
  • Danielle Sierra

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And the 5 winners are :

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Congratulations to Quek CH, Amanda, Saralyn, Huixin & Bebe Lee!

Quek CH, Amanda, Saralyn, Huixin and Bebe Lee you all are the lucky winners for the Biotherm Giveaway and each of you has won a Biotherm Firm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate in 40ml. Please send me an email at shirleen@womenlovebeauty.com with your full name and contact number by latest 5th May 2012 and I will correspond with you shortly. If I do not hear from you by 5th May 2012 12am (SST), your prize will be forfeited to the next winner.

For the rest, please do not feel disheartening as I’m hoping to throw more giveaways for you soon! :-)

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Make Up For Ever White Definition Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++

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Lately in the span of 2 weeks, I’m pleasantly surprised to receive 3 newly launched powder foundations from 3 different leading brands. Interestingly, each of them has rather different USP (unique selling point) although all are designed to give an even, brighter and flawless looking skin.

The first was from Clarins which I have reviewed last week and the second powder foundation I’m going to review now is the Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++.

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Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++ – S$79

This Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++ is specially designed for women who like to play with contrasts and want to create an image that is at once understated and sophisticated, said Dany Sanz (the founder of Make Up For Ever).

WHITE DEFINITION was launched at all Sephora Singapore stores and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique @ OUB Centre #04-16 from 1 March 2012, retailing at S$79.

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Achieve A Firmer Body Contour With Biotherm NEW Firm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate [Giveaway] 5 Deluxe Size To Be Given Away!

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End of March 2012, I was invited to preview a new body product by BiothermFirm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate.

It was held at a temporary Biotherm Atrium Body Corner @ VivoCity.

Prior to the introduction of the new product, we (bloggers) were given a short tour around the Biotherm Atrium Body Corner.

During the tour, we were re-introduced to some of Biotherm skincare products such as the popular Biotherm Aquasource range.

Biotherm believes that hydration plays an important role in keeping skin looking healthy and young. Dehydrated skin (left insert photo) will appear more wrinkled, dull-looking, rough and less ‘plump’.

Men are not forgotten too! There are a few ranges of Biotherm Homme skincare products specially for the men too. I actually like the scent of men skincare products.

Here’s a cozy area for the bloggers to gather around.

These 3 body products are specially designed to treat on targeted areas such as loss of firmness on stomach-waist area and reduction of stretchmarks.

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Introducing Biotherm NEW Firm Corrector Tensor Recompacting Body Concentrate

Available from April 2012 – S$82 / 200ml

I believe most of you (like me) will probably pay most attention to our face and neglect our body. If you are NOT one of us, well done! You should have been taking good care of your body and maintain it well. Keep it up with the good effort!

Do you know as we age, our skin loses around 1% of its collagen every year? So from 20 to 70 years, our skin actually lose up to 50% of its collagen, the major component of firmness.

Collagen is one of the main components of the skin extracellular matrix. As collagen quantities decline over time, this matrix gradually deconstructs, the skin eventually loses its density, suppleness and firmness, becoming progressively slacker, with a creased or sometimes crumpled appearance.

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BECCA Cosmetics Is Back To Singapore Again!

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If you are a fan of BECCA Cosmetics, you will be delighted to know that BECCA has finally arrived back at Singapore’s shopping belt – Orchard Road. Launching in end April 2012, BECCA Cosmetics will be available at Escentials Paragon, Escentials Tangs Orchard and Escentials The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

BECCA Cosmetics used to be available at Perfumes & Cosmetics @ Changi Airport Terminal 3 from 2008 and have a short stay at Sephora Singapore actually.

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Perfect foundation for a flawless complexion

BECCA Cosmetics was founded by Australian Makeup Artist Rebecca Morrice Williams. Her search for the ‘perfect foundation’ since she was a teenage and her frustration with inability to find the miracle product prone her to create the ultimate range of skin-perfecting products to suit all skin tones and ethnicities – from the fairest to the darkest complexions.

As a makeup artist, Rebecca was able to identify her clients’ cosmetic needs against the shortcomings of established cosmetic brands. She believed that this seemingly elusive flawless complexion was indeed achievable… but knew she would have to create it herself.

After 6 years of research and development, she created a range of products and BECCA was born.

“The whole philosophy of BECCA is about creating a natural, flawless look. It’s really about skin looking amazing – everything else is secondary.” – Rebecca Morrice Williams

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3 weeks ago, I was delighted to attend a private BECCA Cosmetics Preview Launch event that held at Escentials Paragon.

Steven Schapera, Rebecca’s business partner and CEO, gave us an in-depth presentation on BECCA‘s profile and success. With a diverse commercial background and international marketing expertise, he is actually the business mind behind BECCA‘s phenomenal international success.

International makeup artist Lisa Pemberton demonstrated the techniques to achieve a flawless complexion on a model while introducing BECCA Cosmetics range of products.

Wow! Both models have absolutely flawless complexion! Stunning! I’m super convinced!

Upon the makeup demonstration, here comes the exciting part – we were led to a room to try out ALL the BECCA range of products. WOW!!

BECCA is the first international cosmetic company to provide a Skin Perfecting Makeup System, for ALL women, no matter how pale or dark their skin. With over 34 shades of Concealer and 30 colors of Stick Foundation, BECCA is able to exactly match any complexion.

Skin Perfecting Makeup System, a simple 3 step system, is specially designed to correct, perfect and enhance the complexion.

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, comes in 15 shades and in SPF 25+, is the ultimate sheer skin-protecting base that provides a barely-there tint of color with an ultra-soft, fresh finish. A combination tinted moisturizer and sheer foundation that has the benefits of a make-up, sun protection and skin-care product.

This moisturizing foundation seems like a perfect foundation for me, I do not need to apply any moisturizer when using it. Goodbye the greasiness feel from moisturizer! Love the sheer and natural finish.

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, retailing at S$75 in 50ml, contains anti-oxidant vitamins A, B, D and E to help in tissue repair, increase collagen renewal and moisture holding capacity, whilst simultaneously protecting against pollution and free radical damage.

Check out the Stick Foundation, there are 30 colors to choose from. I beg you will be able to find the right shade for your skin.

BECCA Compact Concealer contains 2 highly pigmented formulations – extra-cover and medium-cover – that enable you to laying and mixing. This well-loved Concealer provides total camouflage for almost any skin problem including blemishes, scars, birthmarks and under eye circles.

With 34 shades of Concealer, you will definitely be able to find one to match your complexion exactly!

For the meantime, not all the colors will have the stocks ready at the counters. A pre-order and special delivery from UK will be made if the color you have selected is not available at the counters.

The soft, creamy texture and its non-powdery formulation are suitable for most skin types (including ultra-sensitive) and provides sheer to medium, natural looking coverage. It contains broad spectrum SPF 30+ to protect against over 96% of both UVA and UVB ray. Also contains antioxidant vitamins A, D, and E, which help to increase collagen renewal and the skin’s moisture holding capacity.

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A Powder Foundation With Whitening Benefits – Clarins NEW White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++

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In January 2012, after introducing 2 new additions – Whitening Velvet Emulsion and Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20Clarins again extended its White Plus HP range with a new addition. And this round, it is not a skincare product but a makeup product instead.

In March 2012, Clarins has introduced White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ and it is considered the first makeup product with whitening skincare benefits under the White Plus HP range.

It illuminates the complexion with a new radiance and helps the skin effectively fight the appearance of dark spots. It delivers double benefits : an incomparable whitening action and an even, brighter complexion.

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White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++

Case – S$18 – Refill – S$52

Similarly to other White Plus range of products, White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ is also enriched with Sea Lily extract, the innovative plant extract in the White Plus HP range.

White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation, specially formulated for Asian women, benefits from the same technology in the White Plus HP range. In its formula, the combination of sea lily, alchemilla and raspberry controls melanin production and slows the appearance of dark spots. The skin naturally becomes brighter and dark spots are reduced.

It is also enriched with an exclusive complex composed of white tea extract rich in flavonoids and succory dock-cress extract that provides our skin with pollution and antioxidant protection by neutralizing free radicals.

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StriVectin Trial Pack Giveaway, Congratulations To 20 Winners!

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Thanks to all lovely readers who have participated for the StriVectin Trial Pack Giveaway which has officially closed on 14 April 11.59pm SGT.

I truly enjoyed reading the comments you have shared with us. You put a smile on my face each time I read each comment. You all are special and unique in your own way!

Here are the 20 winners and each have won a FREE StriVectin Trial Pack worth $50!

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Philosophy Skincare Is Finally Coming To Singapore!

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Calling out all fans of Philosophy skincare?

Yes, your long-awaiting brand will be arriving in Singapore soon! Thanks to Luxasia Singapore for bringing this fabulous brand here. And it is definitely a great news for those die-hard fans of Philosophy Skincare.

Philosophy Skincare will be officially launched at all Sephora outlets from 27th April 2012.

Singapore is the first to launch Philosophy Skincare brand in Asia market.

In February 2012, I was delighted to be invited to the Philosophy brand launch at The Art House. I was privileged to preview and patch test some of the much-acclaimed Philosophy best products such as the Microdelivery Peel and Turbo Booster C Powder.

The event began with a brand introduction speech presented by Marie-Laure Pons, Senior Vice President of Coty Prestige & Coty Beauty.

Followed by Robin White, Director of International Education & Global Press, introducing the range of Philosophy skincare products with local Dermatologist Dr Wong Soon Tee supporting dermatology questions.

Philosophy was founded in 1996 by Christina Carlino, an entrepreneur with 30 years of hand-on experience in wellness and beauty industry. Philosophy is the 4th biggest selling skincare brand in US and it was recently been bought over by Coty, a cosmetics brand primarily known for their fragrances. Philosophy is the latest addition to Coty Prestige division.

Philosophy‘s lifestyle branding statement “Believe in miracle” and its strong spiritual and belief approach that builds an emotional connection with the consumers, successfully capture consumers attention and leave a lasting impression. The brand positively brings beauty to the body and the mind.

Alike Benefit, Philosophy has also named almost all of their skincare products in an unique and interesting way such as Hope In A Jar, Here Comes The Sun, Keep The Peace, Purity Made Simple and When Hope Is Not Enough.

In fact, Oprah Winfrey has named Philosophy‘s star moisturizer, Hope In A Jar, as one of her favorite products. It was featured 6 times on her ’10 Best Things’ list and Philosophy subsequently featured Oprah’s image on a special edition jar which instantly became one of the brand’s biggest selling products.

Hope In A Jar, formulated with potent antioxidants and amino acids, comes in 3 different formulation to suit individual skin type for a optimal hydration and smoother complexion.

Hope In A Jar Oil-free Gel is a lightweight, oil-free gel moisturizer that is suitable for normal to oily skin. Hope In A Jar, the high-performance moisturizer, is an award-winning daily moisturizer for all skin types that helps reduce the appearance of dull skin, rough texture and dehydration. And Hope In A Jar For Dry Skin, an extra-rich moisturizer especially created for normal to dry skin, is a therapeutic moisturizer that helps relieve dryness and soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser For Face And Eyes is an award winning product that removes makeup, cleanses, tones and lightly hydrates the skin, all in one simple step. It has won 4 times the Allure reader’s choice award in the US. Formulated with 12 essential oils to help calm and soothe skin. It is claimed to be gently enough to be used around eye areas and on sensitive skin.

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