Saturday, 29 January 2011

[REVIEW] Glow with Dr Jart+ Premium Blemish Base [SPF45/PA+++]


I had a little introduction done at my previous post: CLICK HERE

And yes, I'm almost done with my little 15ml tube of Dr Jart+ Blemish Base.
I'm not really a fan of BB creams, that's why you seldom see me posting on it.
There's nothing to dislike about them but let's just say that I'm more of a powder girl.


Thursday, 27 January 2011

[REVIEW] Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink

Previously, I mentioned a blog entry about trying out this fabulous collagen drink.
And here's the verdict...
I'm a HUGE fan of collagen products & I've been consuming collagen supplements since 2008.

Despite there being no concrete scientific evidence on how effective collagen supplements are, I still do believe that they have played an important role in maintaining my complexion and keeping my skin good.
Having clear skin is a magnet for compliments and also gives one added confidence.

Now, I've got to try out this wonderful collagen drink; Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink for 



So why would you need a collagen supplement?

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Introduction to HEME's 24hr Hydrating Series (LOVELY ROSE SCENTED!)

Anyone seen these products in Watsons before?
I'm sure the pretty, saccharine sweet packaging in princessy colors sure did catch your eye.
Well, they certainly did grab my attention!



Presenting HEME's 24hr Hydrating Series!
This popular budget Taiwanese brand, HEME, is endorsed by famous pop group, S.H.E.

The name 'Heme' comes from the combination of the words, He & Me, which means the best skin solution for both young females and males. In 2008, Heme began collaborating with well-known cosmetic research and development labs and manufacturing companies in Japan and Korea to develop a new product line to cater to market demands for quality skincare products. Heme is currently known in the market as one of the few skincare brands specially formulated for young Asian skins, where it offers simple, easy, smart and affordable skincare products for the younger generation.

The HEME 24hr hydrating series consists of the following products:

1. 24hr Hydrating Face Moisturizer (40ml) @ S$18.90
2. 24hr Hydrating Instant Recovery Serum (30ml)
@ S$18.90
3. 24hr Hydrating Detox-White Night Jelly (50ml) @ S$18.90
4. 24hr Hydrating Sparkling White Mask (5pc/box) @ S$18.90
5. 24hr Hydrating Ultra-White Lift V-Mask (5pc/box) @ S$20.90
6. Instant Lift & Whitening Eye Mask (5pc/box) @ S$18.90




However, I'm gonna share about the first 3 items only. The 24hr Hydrating Ultra-White Lift V-Mask is a product I absolutely adore and find unique. My review can be FOUND HERE, I will be trying out 24hr Hydrating Sparkling White Mask very soon, so do look out for my review :)


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Get in shape with AFC Chef's Diet Risotto

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and most of us are probably concerned about how we going to fit into those new clothes and we can look good too, after all, there will be all these new year visiting and no one likes hearing comments such as how big or fat one has grown over the year from insensitive relatives.

Presenting AFC Chef's Diet Risotto, the perfect meal replacement to get you in shape!


I'm pretty concerned about my weight now as I'm past mid-twenties and my metabolism is no longer as high as it used to be. 
So it's no surprise why I was so delighted to have gotten a pack to try out...

Friday, 21 January 2011

Wise words by Paula Begoun

When I turned beauty addict in 2007 and couldn't stop browsing beauty sites like
I happened to chance upon the Beauty Commandments by her and posted it on one of my private beauty blogs.
And I was browsing through my old blogs today ... Oh, this piece of advice is sucha a gem.
Hence, I've decided to share it with all of you!


  1. THOU SHALT NOT believe expensive cosmetics are better than inexpensive cosmetics. Women who spend more money on cosmetics do not necessarily have better skin than those who don't. Many expensive lines own the inexpensive lines, ingredient quality doesn’t differ between inexpensive and expensive lines, and cosmetics chemists are not chained to one company.
  2. THOU SHALT NOT believe there is any such thing as a “natural” cosmetic (or that natural means better).
  3. THOU SHALT NOT believe in miracle ingredients that can cure skin-care woes.
  4. THOU SHALT NOT covet thy neighbor’s perfect skin (or believe her perfect skin came from a particular product or cosmetics line; skin is more complicated than that).
  5. THOU SHALT NOT believe everything a cosmetics salesperson says. Read the ingredient list, try the product on, and be willing to return what doesn’t work or fails to live up to the claim on the label, while also being very, very skeptical.
  6. THOU SHALT NOT use the tiny applicators that come packaged with eyeshadows and blushes. Professional makeup artists never use these so why should you?
  7. THOU SHALT NOT believe in the existence of any anti-wrinkle, firming, toning, lifting, or filling-in creams, lotions, or masks that can permanently erase wrinkles. (I wish it were so, but nothing on the horizon other than surgery can do that.
  8. THOU SHALT NOT be seduced by every new promotion, new product, or new product line that the cosmetics industry creates.
  9. THOU SHALT NOT get a tan. Sun exposure (even minimal amounts) is the primary reason that skin wrinkles and develops skin cancer.
  10. THOU SHALT NOT buy a cellulite cream, nor shalt thou assume it's possible to dissolve fat from the outside in, because you absolutely cannot.
  11. THOU SHALT NOT see pictures of pubescent, anorexic models (who spend two hours getting their hair and makeup done and another two hours posing while the photographer and a corps of assistants determine the most flattering lighting, after which the resulting picture goes through a battery of digitally enhanced touch-ups and adjustments) and believe you will get the same (or even similar) results from using the products being advertised.
  12. THOU SHALT NOT buy products from an infomercial or a home shopping network, especially when the praise goes on and on with no opposing information. You are receiving an extremely one-sided point of view.
  13. THOU SHALT NOT believe words and phrases such as “hypoallergenic”, “noncomedogenic”, “for sensitive skin”, “dermatologist tested”, “exclusive formula”, “increases moisture content” (by some astronomical percentage), or any other gross, unsupported generalization about a product.
  14. THOU SHALT NOT buy cosmetic hormone creams assuming you can replace dietary sources of plant hormone or medically prescribed hormone therapy.
  15. The ultimate commandment is: THOU SHALT be an informed consumer, because what you don't know can cost you dearly in terms of your skin, appearance, and money.

Source : The Beauty Bible, 2nd Edition by Paula Begoun


I'm kind of guilty of 3,4,8 and 11. How 'bout you?

Thursday, 20 January 2011

[WINNER] of L'oreal 24 Hour Super Liner Waterproof Gel Liner

And now....
The winner of the below item is....

  


According to the RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, it's #6...
So who was the LUCKY SIXTH person to comment?


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

[REVIEW] Lava Stones Detox and Relaxing Massage at One Beauty Spa

Thanks to Sample Store One Beauty Spa , I was treated to a lovely Hot Lava Stone Massage at the One Beauty Spa premises down at Liang Seah Street.



A little introduction on One Beauty Spa:

"One Beauty Spa was started with a passion of providing premier yet affordable luxury spa services.
We strive to leave a beautiful and lasting experience for our customers. Each will be treated accordingly to the individual’s unique need for overall well-being, relaxation and rejuvenation. Our mission is to combine our experience with the most advanced products, training and technologies in skin care to provide our customers with a lasting, positive glow on their mental and physical being. We specialise in all skin conditions and problems."


Sunday, 16 January 2011

[REVIEW] Heme 24hr Hydrating Ultra-White Lift V-Mask


Heme 24hr Hydrating Ultra-White Lift V-Mask

This unique double V cutting mask comes with a pair of ear loops. It gives skin a fresh radiance and firming benefit by delivering nutrients and antioxidants which hydrates and whitens skin. The ear loops are of high resilience for perfect adherence to face, chin and neck. It also contains Peptides and Collagen, an Ivy extract hat helps to redefined face contours. 

Monday, 10 January 2011

Drink Up to Beauty with Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink



This blog post is a few days early but I just wish to share a little on my experience drinking this yummilicious collagen supplement for close to 2 weeks.
I highly recommend it served chilled and before bed time.
I don't really like having chilled drinks before breakfast because it's wee hours in the morning but yes, you have do a choice as it's recommended that you may have it before breakfast or bed time.

Why is collagen so essential?


Yup, I guess the above chart shows it all.
Lack of collagen plus a number of negative factors is the root of all skin problems.
As we age, the production of collagen slows down and skin may start to appear lackluster & saggy.

Therefore, this is when Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink comes into the picture, to provide high concentrations of collagen that will help pump up skin.
Best of all? It’s 100% natural, safe and contains no additives.

So far, skin has been looking good and makeup glides on easily each time.
The taste is unbelievably good, it's even better than whatever collagen drinks I've tried before.
Currently. I still have around 2 weeks more of supply to finish up before I give the final verdict of what I think of this wonderful collagen supplement. I'm real excited and can't wait to blog about it, especially what wholesome goodness is found in each Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink.

Do stay tuned for my blog entry in 2 weeks' time :)


Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drinks are available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, Nishino Pharmacies, John Little, Robinsons, ALT, Natural/Organic Stores and Individual Pharmacies.

My previous introductory post : Kinohimitsu Beauty Drinks
Thank you Confirm Trading for the chance to try out the Kinohimitsu J'pan Beauty Drink.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Aloe Lips with Jojoba - The unofficial first aid kit



It's no secret that I have perpetually chapped lips.
I do get quite a number of lip balm samples but I hardly have the time to use them.
I guess that's a better excuse then to admit that I'm too lazy.

Anyway, when I first read about the Forever Living's Aloe Lips being labelled as an unofficial first aid kit, I admit that I was slightly puzzled.
Then it dawned upon me that you could apply this on anywhere of your skin whenever you had a scrap, burn, insect bite, cut or sore.
Yes, this not only handy but extremely useful tube is more than a lip balm that will moisturize & soothe your chapped lips.

However, it does sounds unhygienic if you use this on your lips and your injured bits, right?
What I would suggest is to get 2 of these, 1 specifically for the lips and 1 for the other nicks & cuts.


Aloe Vera is known to have powerful healing properties and Forever Living's Aloe Lips contains this soothing ingredient that is so amazingly beneficial to injured skin.


Aloe vera extract, jojoba oil, beewax and allatoin can be found in this tube of balm.


It has a slight sweet scent which I kind of relish and this balm keeps my lips moisturized in the air-conditioned office and back at home too.
So do check out this amazing product.
Grab yours from VINCI LIPGLOSS blogshop now!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

[CONTEST] Ashlene & A Beauty Affair's Birthday Month Giveaway #1

Because its my birthday month & A Beauty Affair's one too.
I will be holding a couple of giveaways on my blog :)
I just have so many beauty goodies which I can't possibly use up so why not share it with my dear readers?

This L'OREAL 24 HOUR SUPER LINER water proof gel eyeliner worth S$21.90 is yours when you...
:
2) Follow my blog via Google or Networked Blogs, please check out the boxes on the side bar to your left!
3) Just leave a comment here, sharing the facebook name of your friend who has joined A Beauty Affair's Facebook Page

Yup, it is that simple!
A lucky lady will be picked randomly :)
*Comments kept private, just submit once will do!*

Deadline : 12 Jan 2011
***This contest is open to those with a Singapore address only***

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Totally Unnecessary Skin Care Products by TotalBeauty.Com

I happened to be beauty site surfing one night and came across this article.
I thought it was interesting and hence, decided to share it on my blog.
I apolgize for the lack of updates on some weeks as I am currently so busy with other aspects of my life.

For sponsors etc, do bear with me as I take some time to try out your products before I can do up a review.
I have quite abit of backlog for now.
Do bear with me, your understanding is really appreciated!

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Totally Unnecessary Skin Care Products by TotalBeauty.Com

I don't know about you, but I feel vulnerable walking the aisles of CVS or perusing the beauty counters at Macy's. With over 10,000 skin care companies trying to convince me that I need a different cream for every body part and that if I have a wrinkle here, a stretch mark there then I am doomed to some sort of ugly-hell (friends stop calling, I get fired and my boyfriend cheats on me), so how can I know what I actually need and which skin care products are totally useless?

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To help us weed through the hype, I went to dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer to figure out which skin care products (general product types, not necessarily specific ones) for our face or body are totally pointless.
Here are some of the 9 unnecessary products he says can be left on the shelf:

Sunday, 2 January 2011

[REIVEW] Facial at Allure Beauty with Atache Products


A couple of weeks back this Dec, I was invited for a facial trial by Allure Beauty at their Tiong Bahru branch.


It's located on the 5th floor of Tiong Bahru Plaza, which is just a stone's throw away from the MRT Station.
Hence, making it really convenient for me since both my home & office are only a few stops away.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly faces and given a nice cup of hot tea.
Their beauty consultant was professional in her analysis, she could tell that I had combination skin with just one look.
A more detailed analysis of my skin was ....

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