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Based in Singapore All product reviews are based on my own experience.
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Hair: Black - Thin straight limpy - oily scalp - dry hair ends - bleached & dyed
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Mar 31, 2012 4:10AM -

SaSa 34th Anniversary Promotions: April 2012 Catalog

Being a VIP member of Sasa now, I tend to give their stores more peeks than usual ((^.^)) And this time, I caught them having the 34th Anniversary Promotions! Lucky I didn't miss it, else I'll be very sad, and it'll be like- being a VIP for nothing!~~ (>0<)

~Presenting their April 2012 Catalog~


This promotion ends on 30 April 2012
If you are clever enough, you should split bills if you are buying alot to get more chances of winning! *^o^*


For their Terms & Conditions, click HERE

Oh my~ B.LIV having less 34% too?!?!! I wonder if 'Off with those heads' would be on sales too?

I'm a fan of Suisse Program! I would definitely be checking them when I'm there!


The Redearth products definitely look intriguing here~~~ *itchy hands wana spend $*

I'm also a fan of Lancaster! Another reason for me to get more things... hahaha~



RedEarth blushes.. looks so pretty~


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Jan 16, 2012 8:37AM -

Product Review: Lancaster Skin Therapy Anti-ageing Oxygen Eye Care (Eye Cream)

Last year, I bought Lancaster Skin Therapy products from Sasa. As seen HERE (among my other massive haul)

The reason I bought it was 1st, strongly recommended by BA (my tots was that she's just trying to earn her commission..lolx~) 2nd, I was tempted to get the SASA VIP card. 3rd, I am again tempted... by their free gift. Ah yes, I'm a sucker for free stuffs. /(^.^")\
And the last reason was that I'm trying to find an Eye cream replacement for my Suisse Programme Eye Essence & Eye Cream (also bought from Sasa).

I ended up with 2 Lancaster products as it was a requirement to buy up to $150 worth of Lancaster so to get their VIP card & gifts. ^^

Lancaster Skin Therapy Anti-ageing Oxygen Moisturizer $99 (50ml)
Lancaster Skin Therapy Anti-ageing Oxygen Eye Care $78 (15ml)

 

But today I'm not going to talk about the Moisturizer, instead, I'm going to talk about the Anti-Ageing Oxygen Eye Cream.

If you had read the product write-up from the back of the box, you'll probably be as excited as me when you see the words 'Revive your eyes contour in a flash', 'Correct dark circles', 'Eyes appear rested, brighter'.

Oh well, which product doesn't write like that?lolx~

If you read carefully, this product mentioned about O2 Fix System and Horse Chestnut. What's O2 Fix System? Well I'm not sure too, but according to Lancaster Beauty website, it suppose to capture oxygen and diffuse 'optimal amounts' to the skin.
Then what does Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) do? Its said to improve vein wall tone, mend tiny leaks in veins and capillaries, strengthen and improve the elasticity of vein walls. It also improves circulation in the skin and since it strengthens the capillaries – it helps to prevent “capillary fragility” which leads to "leaking" from the capillaries into the tissue.
If one wants to find an alternative for Vitamin K ingredient in an eye cream, one  should look for Horse Chestnut.
I believe such properties could save my super dark circles as its often mentioned that broken blood vessels are its main cause, thus ingredients that have the ability of strengthening capillaries would be the best treatment for the dark circles.

 

In the Ingredients, I saw there's Caffeine & Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract. These caught my eyes as I'm a coffee lover myself, therefore it makes me wonder if Coffee benefits my body in anyway since I drink them almost everyday. I heard that coffee can prevent cancer, is that really true? ^_^

But for what I know, Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties. So the theory is that if caffeine is placed under the eye, then it can help reduce puffiness and dark circle as they are caused by inflammation.

Talking about Coffee beans, they are actually the seed of coffee berries. Coffee seeds are natural anti-oxidants, that clearly explains why this eye cream uses coffee seed extract as one of its ingredient.
And hey, do you know that Coffee Berry Extract is one anti-oxidant that provides the best protection against UVA rays, UVB rays and age-accelerating free radicals? CoffeeBerry anti-oxidant properties are even higher than pomegranate, blueberry, acai or goji, higher than even green tea anti-oxidant.
If CoffeeBerry has such high anti-oxidant properties, then would its seed extract have the same amount of anti-oxidant level too???
Well, I couldn't find the answer through my search on the web, so it will remain as a mystery~ lolx~

Next, I spotted a few other ingredients like mica, silica and titanium dioxide in the eye cream. These ingredients are commonly used in cosmetics or mineral based makeup.
Though each of them have their individual benefits & reasons to exist in a skincare product, but I still like to regard them as makeup, even if they are of a very minimum amount. ^^"

 

Eye Cream tube
I have no problem getting the content out from the tube. The plastic tube material is not slippery kind, hence squeezing at the end of the tube won't have it flying out of my fingers. hahax~ ^-^

 

Eye Cream Swatch
When I first swatched it at Sasa, it kept giving me little residues after I blended out the cream. I was worried that it will do the same to my undereyes so I took quite some time in considering my purchase of Lancaster. After a few rounds of swatching, both me and the BA realised that the residues were mainly caused by our dirty hands! kekekex~ (⌐∑⌐)

Its cream texture felt slightly thick & dense. When spread out, it felt really smooth. At 1 point, I thought it contains silicon, but there wasn't any written in the ingredient list, or perhaps it has a secondary name to it?
When applied, the cream doesn't absorb easily on my undereyes. Some massaging had to be done with the fingers to make it absorbed.
While I'm blending out the cream all around my eyes and it started to get absorded to skin, that is the time I felt the texture turned alittle bit greasy. It's kind of like a smooth-almost greasy feel, if you know what I mean ^^"
But after its been fully absorbed, the skin around my eyes look matte and it felt powdery smooth!
Note that such cream if its not properly blended out, the cream that stays on the skin surface will harden quickly and form residues or small 'eraser-like' particles if I run my fingers through the hardened cream.
Below shows the cream → when blended out →  fully absorbed with visible mini micas. (top-bottom)

 

My Review on Lancaster Skin Therapy Anti-ageing Oxygen Eye Care Eye Cream
I only use this Eye Cream at night, because I'm afraid that it will have the residues like I experienced during my 1st swatch. Plus, because of its texture, it is EASY to get residues if I'm not careful enough.
Even though it contains mica which I often mentioned that I would prefer to use anything that contains mica in the morning, I would still use this at night because I found out that the eye cream is slightly dry and doesn't gives enough moisture to my undereyes, thus forming visible lines when I put on foundation.
1 main point that make me want to talk about this eye cream is that I experience visible results for my dark circles. Mind that I only use this every night, massaging it with the vibrating tool (from L'Oreal as shown below).
Day time, I use Suisse Programme Eye Essence & Eye Cream.
At first I wasn't expecting results from this eye cream (frankly speaking, I don't expect results from any eye creams cos I know my dark circles are hopeless! lolx~), so I didn't pay much attention to my undereyes. But 1 day, when I was concealing my undereyes, I found that I'd used lesser concealer than usual to conceal the dark circles.
And then the following week, I find that my dark circles are getting easier to conceal, as it started to look less visible! I find it so amazing that everyday during work, I had to go toilet to examine my dark circles and was really happy that it wasn't as visible as last time! =D
This 'miracle' happened to me after using the product for 1.5 months.
After I experience this 'miracle' I suddenly stopped using the Eye Cream as I was too busy with work and after that I even flew to KL for a cosplay event. I was too tired during that 2 weeks that I forgotten to use back my Lancaster Eye Cream.
Right after the trip back, my dark circles became hopeless again! hahhax~ ^∆^"
As for now, I'm using back this eye cream & I'm still waiting for that 'miracle' to come again. (^_^)

I also want to give credits to this L'Oreal vibrating tool! (lolx~) Its a simple yet wonderful eye massaging tool. I had used it ever since I won it from a L'Oreal event, and I even changed the battery for 3 times! (1 battery last about 1 month+, I use this twice daily-morning & night)
However I don't use its eye cream as I find it greasy, doesn't absorb well to my undereyes, am afraid that it will cause millia seeds.



And that's all for my review, thanks for reading~ ^^

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

Product names written and coloured in turquoise were given by its company to me for trial.

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Oct 17, 2011 6:57AM -

Sept - Oct 2011: Hong Kong ~ SG Massive Hauls + swatches (Lavshuca, NARS, Shu Uemura, Lancester, Seche etc..)

During September, I went Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong for work. At very short hours I grabbed alot of stuffs from the shelves without even looking at them! Hahax.. just kidding^^" But yah, I almost swiped off products from shelves cos I don't have much time to even think if I should buy them due to the busy schedule and itinerary!

Finally, I get my hands on MORE Lavshuca lippies (YIPPE YEAH YEAH!) and also the NARS Orgasm Blush which my bro couldn't managed to buy during his Thailand trip! \^o^/~

(refer 2nd row pic: sequence from left - right, top - bottom)
TBS orange Bath Lily Ultra fine HK$39
Sexylook 3D-Mask Ultra Whitening (Promo) 2 boxes for HK$119
Melliesh Eyelash #04 HK$40
Melliesh Eyelash #03 HK$40
False Eyelash #03 Sweet Volume HK$95
False Lower eyelash #09 Natural HK$95
Sato NOARL One N Eyedrops (for red eyes) HK$59: Zooming into Sato Eyedrops after this (scroll down)
Fortune Cat hangers x 2 ~SG$3? (no receipt ^^")
Anime Sleeping Eye Mask HK$15
FITS Attention Please Make Up Keep Mist HK$78: rose water, mineral oil free, for all skin type. Isn't the packaging cute??? ^^ After conversion, Japan sells $9 more ex than HK!
Lavshuca Star Decoration eyeshadow palette in green HK$88: CP for Na! ^^
NARS Orgasm Blush HK$240: Call me CRAAAAZEH! =p I buy just because I want to own an Orgasm... tsk (≥⌂≤")
Lavshuca Makeup Base KH$78: also CP for Na! ^^
The following 5 Lavshuca items, I'll put in detail after this.(scroll down)
Majolica Majorca Powder Brow Customize BR782 HK$58
Kuromi card & coin holder ~HK$10
Cute (Q 版) Disney Tigger Table Scrub Sponge HK$10
Leopard print brown tinted shades HK$50: Believe or not, bargain from HK$300. This auntie seller is crazy, think I'm a tourist so want to con me? Over my dead body. Pft.
Strawberry print ankle socks 3 for ~S$10
I didn't buy Laniege but I REALLY REALLY Love its BB Essence Balm! I wanted Bodyshop's Extra Virgin cream compact but its too oily.. Laniege's cream compact feels so smooth & sheer, I would want to get one~ T^T But I didn't turn back cos not enough time for more shopping.I think i cost about S$48 which is reasonable and I also tried their sunblock, its feels so good too! Should I buy them in Singapore or ask someone to CP? Which one is cheaper? o_O


I forgotten to swatch for NARS Orgasm, mean time, just refer to:
(Above is Korres, Below is NARS) Credits to Swatchgirl.com

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