Tuesday, 31 August 2010

AFC Collagen : AFC Beauty Radiance Set + Giveway in Facebook [ Collagen Supplements ]

I have been taking collagen supplements on and off since my early twenties as I proceed beyond my mid twenties. The pill popping became more constant as I am dreading what many woman my age are most concerned with - Aging.


By our twenties, the skin's collagen and elastin starts to break down and this is the time to start targeting aging at its source before it is too late.
So basically, what is
Wikipedia states that
"Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins...It has great tensile strength, and is the main component of fascia, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and skin..."

Collagen supplements are beneficial to the skin as well as the hair and nails. I have a a really thick mane and long nails which people sometimes mistake as fake nails because of their non-brittle condition. I take that as a compliment and I think it's all due to the collagen supplements which I have been consuming. My nails do not chip easily despite my job that involves a lot of typing daily. Many who consume collagen supplements have noticed an improvement not only in their skin but also the hair and nails.


What I've tried so far were the FANCL collagen drinks and hydrolyzed collagen supplements which I get from online stores.
And 10 bottles of FANCL collagen drinks were not sufficient for me to tell if they had worked or not. Furthermore, I find collagen drinks such a hassle to consume because they have to be refrigerated and I can't carry them out in my handbag (too heavy & fragile!). However, I won't deny that this is because I am more of a pill popper too.

So that is why I am EXCITED to share with you the
limited edition AFC Beauty Radiance Set. As part of their 40th anniversary promos, they packed the collagen supplement into this limited edition Beauty Radiance Set. This is the set below!


AFC Collagen Beauty is the bestselling collagen product for the past two years, winning the Unity Popular Choice Awards and Guardian Preferred Choice Awards! I have heard so much about this affordable collagen supplement and I’m so happy that I can get to try it now.

This pack contains:


90-Day Collagen Beauty Pack x 1
90-Day Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Pack x 1
FREE 30-Day Collagen Beauty Travel Pack x 1

The usual price for the AFC Beauty Radiance Set is S$114.20 but with AFC Japan's 40th anniversary promotion, it is now available at a special price of just S$88.90.

That is just S$0.16/pill!

So we know the benefits of Collagen, then what about Hyaluronic Acid you may ask. This powerful ingredient has been mentioned several times in my blog; it can be found in Japanese skincare products such as
Aqualabel, Mentholatum and Hado Labo.

Hyaluronic Acid is vital for many important functions and can be found in every tissue of the body. Cartilage is formed when HA attaches itself to collagen and elastin. It keeps the skin supple and hydrated due to its unique ability to hold up to 6000times its weight.

So what differentiates
AFC Beauty Radiance Set from the other collagen supplements out there?


Unlike other collagen formulas with big collagen molecules which are difficult to be absorbed, AFC’s collagen is a matrix formula of small micro-mini collagen peptides that go to where your skin needs it most. Plus it contains other ingredients like Vitamin C and Shark Cartilage that work together for clearer, firmer and more radiant skin! It's made from micro-collagen peptides which the skin can easily absorb and reap the full benefits of the supplements.

As I have just received my set, I will try it out for 2-3 weeks before I post up my review. If you want to try out their supplements, do join their
FACEBOOK page as they have holding a giveaway now!

I will be holding one as well when I post my review and not one but a total of
FIVE lucky readers will get to win a pack of AFC Collagen Beauty!
So do stay tune for my entry :)

More about the company producing these wonderful products

Long established in 1969, AFC Japan is a trusted name among many due to its strong corporate philosophy in total safety and product efficacy. It commits itself to satisfying the health, beauty and wellness needs of millions.

The year 2010 will not only mark the 40th anniversary of AFC Japan but also the 4th year it has started in Singapore. Looking back, AFC Japan sure has come a long way since making its name in the beauty supplement industry. It was the first Japanese Health Food company listed on JASDAQ Securities Exchange (ジャスダック証券取引所, Jasudakku Shōken Torihikisho) and also the first to be awarded Health Food "Good Manufacturing Practices" (GMP) status.

All products are researched and developed by Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory; a subsidiary of AFC Japan. AFC Japan's many award-winning beauty supplements all are 100% manufactured, packaged, sealed and directly imported from Japan.

Because it’s their 40th anniversary year, they’re giving away lots of prizes too!
Do join their
FACEBOOK page and good luck ladies :)

Monday, 30 August 2010

Aqualabel Deep Clear Oil Cleansing Review

I'm using it now and I think cleansing oil works so much better than liquid based ones. And I know I've raved about the Mandom Cleaning Express but the Aqualabel Deep Clear Oil Cleansing has replaced it! Also one of my personal top five picks of Aqualabel Products.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

COPYCAT BLOGGER *Meow II* [Photographic Evidence Enclosed]

It was an accidental discovery but what can I say?
I'm definitely flabbergasted :(
Thanks to an angel who alerted me with a tip off! You know who you are ;)

It isn't her first and probably won't be her last.

The first few paragraphs were lifted off the below source...

Copycat *Meow*

I wrote about something similar almost exactly a year back. If you missed that blog entry,do check it out (Nothing wrong being cheapo). Apparently, there's someone within the beauty blogger circle doing just that. So how would companies know which bloggers are genuine or which ones are merely gian png folks who are plagarizing copying blogging to get more freebies.

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Remember the recent hooha revolving around a famous food blogger; ladyironchef? I believe that it was hugely a misunderstanding that got way out of hand. However, this now led to the online community slamming bloggers as beggars.

And interestingly, I have been hearing stories about a certain blogger who started her blog only because she wanted to get freebies and invitation to beauty events. Then there are those subtle hints on this particular blogger in facebook status updates and tweets too. It's difficult to believe that if the blogger in question had been framed or misunderstood when almost everyone has something negative to say about her. On top of the many things she did to these bloggers, such as taking their photos and words while claiming them as her own.

To be honest, I also enjoy receiving such 'blogger entitlements' too but at least I do not plagiarize other bloggers' reviews and claiming it as my own. It really isn't too much to ask for to just write a blog entry on your own. And if you do need to share someone's writings, the least you could do is to credit the author and make it known that it's taken from another site/source.

I think its a joke for this particular person because her standard of english is known to be below average so when she posts up entries with seemingly almost perfect grammar and sentence structures. We all know that something is obviously amiss.

You could just highlight, copy and paste a certain more unique sentence of that entry and then google it. TA-DA! You would then have found the main source which is probably someone's review from a blog or an online magazine.

Well, as the chinese saying goes "Paper cannot contain fire".
Eventually, people will find out... I just hope that the sponsoring companies and their marketing communications team be more alert because this particular person still lying, copying her way through the beauty blogging community.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Robin Niu's Beauty Tips [Videos + Summaries] 牛尔老师

Happened to chance upon these videos while I was surfing Asiaone.
Robin Niu (牛尔老师), Taiwanese beauty guru was in town recently to promote KOSE & also host a beauty workshop. I found some of the beauty tips useful and hence, would like to share it on my blog.

For those who don't understand chinese, I will try my best to summarize each video's contents. As my chinese is of C6 standard only, do bear with me :)

Monday, 23 August 2010

Kotex is launching a WOW new product, be the first to find out !

WOW yourself

Kotex bursts in a whole new colour, for the first time, only for someone spirited and exciting like you! Say hello to the unique fusion of beauty and better protection. Get the chance to be the first one to get a preview of this new offering and go WOW!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Part II of Aqualabel Bloggers Challenge Journey: Workshop Aqualabel 101

As you know, I am taking part in the Aqualabel Bloggers' Challenge and I have blogged a couple of times about Aqualabel. However, this entry would be more thorough than the previous ones as I am excited to share what I've learnt in the Aqualabel Bloggers' Workshop!


Friday, 20 August 2010

Mentholatum Lipbalm Review: Mogitate Kajjitsu & Deep Moist

I have always been a fan of Mentholatum lipbalms ever since I tried their Mentholatum B New Lip Pure Lipbalm.

I'll have dry, peeling lips that sometimes would result in a bloody mess when it just gets too drying and the skin tears.
And boy does it hurts when a tear/cut occurs but Mentholatum's lipbalm saved my lips!


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Bella Skin Care's Headquarters or Branch trying to smoke me?!?

Previously, I left a note on Bella Skincare's Facebook page stating my unhappiness. Before signing up for a package, I had tried their treatments on two separate occasions. And during these two treatments, everything was up to my expectation which is why I had decided to get a package.

However, things went downhill from there. For my first visit as a package customer, the therapist seemed kind of new but I felt that even if she was, she should be given a chance to perform. However, when it came to the extraction part, it lasted for less than 3 minutes. It is impossible that I didn't have any white or blackheads to extract! And so I left with nose full of blackheads. The entire facial lasted approximately an hour and half.

Come the second visit, and the therapist missed a step - sonic peel.
They apologized about it and I told them to just include it in my next session when I did the whitening treatment which did not come with any free sonic peel.
The facial lasted for a mere hour only this time round. The usual is approximately 2 hours.

Over the days, I got more pissed as I thought of it and thus, I decided to leave my feedback on the Bella Skin Care Facebook page. I got a reply promptly by their advertising agent and was referred to their HQ. A lady whose name I'd forgotten called me up within the next few days to hear me out.

Their conclusion for the therapist missing a step? - I was given the whitening treatment instead. And because I have not done the whitening treatment before, I BELIEVED her.

Today, I went for my facial and they did the whitening treatment for me. And I knew that I NEVER had this treatment done before. The whitening treatment had a step in which the whitening serum was infused into the skin with this machine that gave out a red and white light.

My previous facial was a CVT & not the whitening because I had the cold compressor iron step. When I asked the HQ lady as to why did the counter girl tell me that I had the CVT facial when it was the whitening treatment that was being done for me. She told me that because the result feed was not out yet and thus, the counter girl had no idea that they had changed the treatment for me last minute.

Now, I do not know if its the branch people who smoked the HQ lady OR the HQ lady is trying to smoke me OR if both of them had collaborated to give me this tall tale!?!?

Seriously, if you want to lie, at least have the decency to do it PROPERLY!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Learn What Your Skin Type Is!

Very very useful article that I just read and would love to share with my readers.
It's by Paula Begoun & I always find her articles really well-written and informative.


Rethink What 'Skin Type' Means

When it comes to finding out your skin type, the first thing you need to do is forget everything you've heard before! What you've been taught by cosmetics salespeople, aestheticians, fashion magazines, and even some dermatologists, is likely incorrect, confusing, or designed to simply keep you buying more and more products—it all ends here!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets Review

Dearest HM gave me a packet to try out and I was impressed. If you need a quick fix for makeup removal when you're just really too tired out to do the entire works or just too drunk. This is the product you should keep by your side at all times!

Taken from the KAO website:
"Gentle on your skin but tough on makeup, alcohol-free Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets removes all traces of makeup easily- even waterproof mascara! Cleansing oil does not remain on skin so there is no greasy, sticky feeling after use. Made of 100% natural cotton fibre and contains moisturising agents that makes skin feel soft, smooth and supple, not tight. Enjoy the convenience of quick and easy makeup removal anytime, anywhere with Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets."

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Aqualabel Bloggers' Challenge : Aqualabel Aqua Enhancer WT Review

Yes, yours truly is participating in Aqualabel Bloggers' challenge!!
I am really excited about this and will share with you more on the upcoming events.

I got a mask as a freebie too :) Can't wait to try it out too.

Anyway, just to share about my favorite product in the Aqualabel range.
Honestly-speaking, it was pretty tough picking out a favorite among the lot.
However, the Aqua Enhancer WT; a true star performer, was my final choice!


This is the NUMBER ONE choice in my top 5 picks for Aqualabel blog entry and surely, it is no surprise as to why it was selected as my TOP favorite product for this contest's entry.

Seriously, what is there not to love about the Aqua Enhancer WT?
A unique product by the geniuses at Shiseido, and also available at an affordable price of S$26.50.

This is to be used last in your daily skincare regime, AFTER your usual cleanse, soften and moisturize. This additional step will not only help the skincare which you have applied to be effectively absorbed and retained in your skin but also seals your skin with MOISTURE!

It was LOVE AT FIRST TRIAL for me & my Aqua Enhancer WT.

I felt like I have just done a mask after applying this enhancer.
Honestly, I was amazed at how supple and "QQ" my skin felt.

Though it is recommended to be used after the Aqualabel lotion & emulsion, it isn't really necessary to do so. IMO, it's unique selling point is that you could use it with your own toner & moisturizer products that are from other brands. Now, how cool is that!?

So how do we use this wonderful Aqua Enhancer WT?


Just apply a few drops onto a cotton pad before patting it all over your face after you have applied your moisturizer.


The key to moisturized skin is really simple, isn't it?
Try the Aqua Enhancer WT and be amazed! The product speaks for itself :)

For those who need to know the ingredients in this product:


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

5 Skin-Care Products You Must Avoid At All Cost

Another great article by Paula Begoun

Many a times, we may be tempted to try out new products all thanks to their heavy advertising, pretty packaging or irresistible promotions. However, we should also practice caution.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

KOSE Sekkisei 25th Anniversary - PROMOTION!

Girlfriend bought a number of sets for her friends and also herself.
So I eventually gave in to temptation, however, it's a real bargain.
If you have always been wanting to try out KOSE products, now is the chance.


Sunday, 8 August 2010

My 3G-RF Trial at Desire Aesthetics

pic credits to bliss

Desire Aesthetics Clinic is a premiere aesthetic boutique that offers a unique experience with the latest cosmetic treatments. They have branches in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia offering a comprehensive list of medical aesthetics services, focusing on age management.

Friday, 6 August 2010

DIY Gua Sha Facial

Found this while I was searching on ways to slim down the face.
I kinda hate my fat face & even though we have botox for jaw reduction or radio frequency. This might just come in handy for those broke and still wanting to look fabulous without anything invasive!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Bella Luna Spa - Body massage & treatment review

I paid $18 for the supposedly worth $300 massage+body wrap+steam+scrub.


It was a promotion held through Cozyspree. Don't be deceived by its relatively professional-looking website. This spa is far from the image it intends to project.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Bawang Natural Herbal Shampoo & Royal Wind Range

Thanks to Fr3b & Hannah Holdings, I was invited to a Bawang Bloggers Mini Discussion.

Most people find this an "aunty" brand and I am not surprised.
As like many, I do share the same perspective.
However, they have launched a new range 'Royal Wind' targeted at the younger crowd, with diva Faye Wong as the endorser.

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