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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
Face: Combi skin - oily T-zone - medium asian skintone - dull - visible pores on cheeks & nose
Eyes: Very sensitive - droopy - hooded - double eyelids - mild-oily lids - dark circles - thin straight lashes - Contact Lens & Specs wearer
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Jun 9, 2013 4:06PM -

Revealing VanityTrove June 2013

For those who are thinking to subscribe to Vanity Trove, do come in to have a sneak peek of VT's monthly box! This post is about VT June 2013 Edition: Summer Crush.

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Feb 19, 2012 6:01AM -

Event & Product Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Concentrate Sleeping Pack

During a hot summer, doesn't a drink like this COOLS you down? (^_^) I totally dig this Aqua blue, it makes me think of clear sea water~~ *whisssshhhh* (mimicking waves sound) As for what this drink is for.. later you'll find out.

On January, I received a snail mail invitation from Neutrogena. First ever Snail Mail Invite! So sincere of them! ^^

Na & Me at Pierside (the restaurant name) @ Fullerton! And now you see what's the Aqua blue drink is for! ^^
While waiting for the event to start, we are Selca-ing (korean word for Camwhoring). Lolx @ Na's expressions! HUR HUR HUR HUR..


Everything in here are nicely decorated. ^_^ The long table made it felt like we gonna heave a feast!!

Some captures of the commercial of Neutrogena Hydro Boost and few speakers who came up to talk about Neutrogena products and also about the human skin.


DID YOU KNOW? (Click to enlarge pic)


ALL ABOUT OUR SKIN (Click to enlarge pic)

MORE MYTH/FACTS & BEAUTY TIPS
1. By using cold water to wash face will close my pores and have a smoother skin (NOT TRUE. In fact using warm water to wash your face is better than using room temperature water or cold water)
2. Skin regenerates the most at night between 10pm to 2am (TRUE. But It is said that the skin regeneration period is actually longer than that.)
3. Using toner will remove water from the Stratum Corneum [Skin most outer layer]. (TRUE. However, there's some toner that doesn't have alcohol in it, so it will not strip off the moisture from the skin. Personal view, I will still continue to use toner even though it contains alchohol as toner helps to remove dirt and excess cleanser left on face that didn't get washed off. It also prepares my skin for the next step of my skincare regimen)

I don't often talk about food in my blogs, unless they are really GOOD. And as for these 2, YES, I must say that they tasted heavenly!
Its a Beef Tenderloin & Chocolate Tart with Butterscotch Ice-cream. After having these 2, I had been thinking of eating steak & chocolate cake for the rest of the week! lolx~

Yummy yum! The Chocolate Tart is crispy on the outside, and melting chocolate on the inside! ♥♥♥ Must go back PIERSIDE to eat these 2 again someday! ^^

Even Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate got into the Menu, as it's been served to us on a plate. hhahax~ ^.^

This is a lucky draw card! ^^ And guess what, I won a prize from it! Scroll down to bottom to see the prizes I got~

Full range of Neutrogena Hydro Boost taken @ the event

And here are the goodies! Those wrapped up with ribbons are my winnings! And the Hydro Boost eye roll-on (placed beside the night concentrate) is also another winning from a teamwork game!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate Product Packaging & Swatches
- Inside the packaging is the night concentrate tub, and no spatula was provided. I need to use my own spatula to get the content out from the tub.
- The tub has an additional lid (besides the main cover) so that the content will always be fresh
- The night concentrate (also a sleeping mask) smells really great, a nice fragrance drifts out when you open the lid.
- The night concentrate felt like a thick gel but it's the light weight kind of gel, totally non-greasy, little sticky after blending out.
- It felt pretty cooling when applied on my skin.
- It felt wet and hydrating (base on swatch only)
- It is suppose to be a night mask/sleeping pack, hence it is unable to be fully absorbed by the skin.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate sleeping pack Review:
- I use night concentrate almost every night as the last step of my skincare regimen, after my moisturiser.
- At times when I'm too tired or felt lazy, I will use the night concentrate alone, right after toner.
- After spreading out and massaging the night concentrate to my skin for a minute, it sticks to my face firmly, doesn't make me feel that its too much for my skin or feel that its too heavy
- Though it's non-greasy but after putting on the night concentrate sleeping mask, my face looks as if it is very oily, due to the content not being able to fully absorb to skin and it reflects under the light
- When I sleep, I try not to place my face on top of my pillow or other wise the mask will be removed by it. But usually when I sleep, I would forget about it and end up sleeping in every kind of positions, even face down onto my pillow. (^o^ lolx~)
- Good thing though, is that the night concentrate doesn't felt like its a thick sleeping mask. It felt a little thicker than normal moisturiser therefore it wasn't easily removed away by any of my pillow or bolster unlike my other sleeping masks.
- After I woke up and washed my face (I usually use warm water to wash), my skin felt BABY SMOOTH like it never felt before! I am not exaggerating it, it is real, base on my experience.
- My skin felt really smooth, it felt almost like powdery smooth when I touch it. Skin also felt pumped up.
- I spot that my laugh lines were minimised, not as deep as last time and when I put on makeup, the foundation doesn't get trap inbetween my laugh lines as much as previous. Even though it still traps foundation but it is almost not visible now.
- It overall makes my skintone slightly lighter & brighter too!
- I find that it helps combat free redicals in a way too as my makeup didn't get oxidised and turn dull, therefore the makeup now on my face  looks bright & neat.
- I like using the night concentrate as it gives me confidence that I'll have a beautiful smooth skin on the next day when I woke up
- I would want to use this night concentrate again if I run out of it! ^^ Its super easy and convenient to use!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate sleeping pack Price:
Available at all leading personal stores and pharmacies.
Price: SD$25.90.

 

My HOTD & OOTD @ Event day:


I been wanting to do a MEME... and here is Mimi's first Meme! XD~

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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

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Nov 12, 2010 6:31AM -

Collective & Fashion Hauls: SKINC, Kitoko Kalani, GMarket ~ LOTD & OOTD

Most recent rather big haul. From Beaute Spring I bought.....

Kitoko Kalani SPA Endless Love Body Peeling Salt: $39.90
KK Facial Masks in Assorted: 3 for $10 (1 KK eyeshadow free for every 3 pcs of mask) - Total I got 9 pcs for $30 & 3 free e/s!
Kwailnara Vanilla Milk Body Shower Gel: $16.90
Comb with mirror compact: $1
Purederm Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches: $7.90
O'Ulla Pantyliners: $1/each
And they gave me another free mini KKSpa shower gel and then a recycled black bag~

The BA told me that her customer used this on his back and the pimples on the back were gone! Let's see how wonderful this will work on me! ^.^

Good thing this patches can be left overnight! I like this part the best. ^o^

Loving how creamy the vanilla milk shower gel feels and it smells really nice~

The Free 3 KK eyeshadows I chose~ I'm glad they giving out e/s bcos the previous 2 rounds, I received nail polish and eyeliners which were.. Yuck!
It feels not bad when I swatch the e/s in the shop, not sure how lasting they are.. It look so pretty when I open them, I don't bare to use it! Got too many shadows now! Probably just keep for viewing purpose.. hahhax~

John Little 1 & only Haul.. ^_^"
Swisspers Round Cottonpad: $4.40

Gaurdian Haul- Neutrogena Oil-free eye makeup remover: $8.90 (?) I forgotten the promo price. Guardian always set it as promo price while Watsons set it as their usual price.

Just few days ago, I went for their facial. I bought a $29 offer Oxy Miracle Infusion which actually cost $100+.
They used the Okinawa Deepsea Hydra Mask during the facial and I was keen in getting this mask cos when they put it over my face, it feels really cold and soothing. They said it can be put on overnight (YEAH! I really like this word.. LOLx) and it will be absorbed like a moisturiser during your sleep. The next morning you will feel your skin radiant, smooth and supple after washing the face. Sounded so good! Definitely IS for lazy people like me! hahhaa..
Skinc Okinawa Deepsea Hydra Mask 30ml: $69
They suppose to give me the spatula but both of us forgotten about it and I ended up using the KKSpa Peeling Salt's spatula~ ^.^"


~Fashion Hauls~
High cut Canvas Shoes (Red-Black Checkered lining): $24.90
Denim Tie-dye above ankle cut Canvas Shoes: $24.90
Both of these I bought at AMK Interchange 101 Station, those shops that are locationed on ground level of the 2 storey warehouse kind of building.

GMarket Hauls (Prices should be less than $10 per pc)
Leopard Prints Panty Hose: Thick elastic panty hose. It has shiny material mixed in, not visible in this picture but its rather shiny in actual.
Light brown scratchy prints leggings: Its not fully cotton, i feel that its made with some wool in it, Its not really stretchable vertically wise. I had hard time pulling the crotch area up to fit mine... =_="
Dark blue scratchy prints leggings: Same as the light brown ones, only in different colour.

Hot pink ankle length stockings
turqoise & pink cotton socks
Red boat stockings... (Did I even order this? Is is a free gift?? o_O)

~~**GIFTS & SURPRISES!!**~~
Someone got for me from Macau!~ Anyone knows the name for this cat??? hmm..

And then from Hong Kong is Kuromi! Given by a cute trainer @ my workplace. The socks is so cute~ Is it X'Mas Oredi?! =D~

Surprise mail from Regis!! When i open up the envelope, i saw greenish thingy with blue colour paper.. My mind was too tired to think what was the green thingy even though it really look quite awful that time. LOLx..
THEN! I realised the blue paper is a letter! XD~ Thanks for the samples! Ohhh i like to try the BBcream~ But so sad the white grape got squashed during transist.. =\

Another surprise from STGCC! I won 2 Cathay Movie Pass becos i sucessfully refer 5 friends! I DID?! I didn't know I DID! I just randomly choose few people and click the invite button! Once! LOLx.. Thanks a bunch to those who registered yourself using my link! *bows*

A very random simple LOTD using the K-Palette Eyeliner & MAC Superslick.. I felt that I had under-use my MAC superslick.. So before it dries up I decided to put it on during my most normal everyday LOTD too.. kekke..

A long overdue OOTD and LOTD.. It was on Sep 28 where I went Karaoke-ing @ Kbox with Na, Verlyn & 秋天Candy
OOTD
Hair: Curled with Mini Hair Straightener waxed with Gatsby Moving Rubber
Black multi-crystal Hairband: Bugis market
Translucent chifon blouse: http://fairebelle.livejournal.com
I need to "Lipstick" Up Tee: Pull & Bear
Denim Button up Miniskirt with checkered waist tie: (forgotten where i got it...)
Purple Gradient Pantyhose/Stockings: Overseas
Earrings: Sunflower @ Chinatown New Market Level 3
Bangles & Bracelets: Rubi & Overseas
Brown Heels (Not my home slippers!): Overseas

LOTD
Eye makeup: HIP Flamboyant Duo Eyeshadow
(Due to this LOTD is so long ago, I dont remember what  I used on my face except HIP eyeshadow.. ^_^")
And when I go to Karaoke rooms, I will like to sit with my legs folded on the couch and take a pic from top down, so my leggings and even shoes can appear in the pic.. hehex..~

And here's all of us! ^___^

 

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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

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Aug 29, 2010 6:19AM -

Collective Hauls from Japan & SG: Natural Resource, Hadanomy, excel, KOSÉ, Purenavi etc.. & LOTD

My friend just nice dropping by Japan (Yes! Literally drop by! Cos she's air stewardess.. ^▽^) so I asked her to get some stuffs for me, was on a budget (not more than $150..)
I went around searching online via Yahoo JP and gotten the below items... Most of these are not yet released or imported into Singapore, but some already had.

Here are the breakdown of my Japan buys:

SANA PorePutty Moist Face Powder ¥1365 : I ♥♡♥ this face powder! It launched not long ago in Japan~
SANA Natural Resource Moist Skincare Powder 24hr ¥1890 : Na used it long time ago and raved about it, so I got one too! ^_^
Hadanomy Collagen Mist ¥945 : If this is going to release in Singapore, I recommend you girls to get it! It smells wonderful! And its BIG (250ml). LOLx..
KissMe Heroine Make long & curl mascara ¥1050 : Heard its good so I try too!
NOEVIR excel Strong Liquid Eyebrow SWP #SL3 ¥1050 : I am such a visual person, whatever goldish thingy flash before my eyes, I sure get it. XD~
K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner WP #Super Black ¥1260 : Newly launched in Japan! And I think SG already have @ Watsons?

Total spent 'in Japan': ¥7560 (~ S$130) for 6 items. WORTH!

I am always amazed how much stuffs Verlyn gets to buy... and now I am AMAZED of myself... ⊙△⊙
Watsons Haul:
Shiseido AquaLabel White Protect Milk UV (SPF 30 PA++) $26.90 : Influenced by AutumnCandy *winks* ^▽~
Uriage Soothing Cleansing Water $34.90 : Apparently the sales lady talks good!! She compliments my skin type (combi is good cos we have less wrinkles)  then she tells me to make it better by using her products. She knows her products really well.. *3 claps for her* Actually I want only cleansing water but I bought 2 more items... =\ over budget!
From this week onwards till September, certain Uriage products will go on Promotion. Do check them out now if you wish to stock up!
Uriage Hydracristal Masque Thermal $34.90 : I likey this Masque! On first use, I feel my skin so smooth, 1 min after washing it off! I actually got STUN when I unintentionally brush my hands over my face and found it SO SMOOTH, felt as if I powdered my face. Hahhax~
Uriage Hyseac Active Care with AHA (discount 20%) $31.92 : Said to use for my oil spots, white heads and T zone.. I only dare to use at night as it contains AHA...
Pure Beauty Pomegranate Antioxidant Starter Pack $4.95
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Deep Whitening Mask $1.95
Kracie purenavi Facial Cleansing Gel $10.90 : Recently sees that there are more Kracie products coming in Watsons. purenavi is a totally new product, also just launched in Japan. Further review posted below.
AquaLabel White Up Lotion $26.90
Gatsby Casual Mat Moving Rubber (Wax) $4.80 : GOOD Wax for my short hair! It stays on for almost a day. I shall post a hair styling tutorial for short hair soon!
KOSÉ Seikisho Mask White (Buy 1 get 1 free) : Thanks to AutumnCandy again! *winks winks* ~▽^

Luxasia Sales:
Jurlique Balancing Day Care Cream $25 : I wanted to get the best seller Recovery Gel but its still expensive to me.. :( Notice that the cream is fully sealed, hence I'm not really worried of its lifespan.
Gatineau Anti-Aging Cream $10: For my mum =D

MAC Brush Cleanser $16.20 ($1.80 discount thanks to Na) : 赚到! 母哈哈哈!

EDM Itahake Kabuki Brush ~$14 : Ordered with Na. I tot of using this for calligraphy.... hmm..

Free gifts given to me during my purchase @ Luxasia Sales!

Some detailed pics of the products. Notice the red lines, they appeal to me. XD~

I got this free sample coupon of SKINC (Skin supplement Bar) product. So here's the product I got, a VERY Familiar serum to all...
Its Hyaluronic Acid!! ^____^ But its only 5ml.. Upon getting the serum, my face got examined by a 'scanner' where I can clearly see my skin layer on the monitor and I also got talked into buying their Facial Treatments.. I'm such a sucker for treatments. =_="
I had finished this little baby Serum and I find that its not bad~ However I couldn't review much because I rotated it with another serum and I only use it for the Day. All i can say is that it felt almost like Hada Labo where it will give a sticky feeling after its absorbed to your skin.
Inside the serum, the capsules (little blue round balls) are actually Active ingredients. The active ingredients are released into your skin once the capsules 'breaks open'. You can even combine different serums (up to 3 types) into a bottle, so it'll mean that 1 drop of serum gives you 3 types of treatments.
1 bottle of serum cost about $120++ (forgot exact price..)
I ended up buying 2 Oxy Miracle Infusion Treatments, 1 for $45 and 1 for $89. Why 2 diff price for same treatment?
Because I'm new customer so I got 1 at an even cheaper price. If you're interested, go down to any SKINC outlets and sign up for the treatment at $45! =)
I have a coupon from NDP which entitle me to buy Oxy Miravle Peel Treatment at $38! Woohoo!~

Short review of purenavi facial cleansing gel
Its clear, its watery gel, it foams up, it cleanses well, it makes the skin soft and smooth after washing off. Yap! Its about it.. ^_^
I like it for the fact that it is not the type of facial foam that makes my skin tight and dry after washing. The foam is not as much as aqualabel's, and yet its not really that mild too. So its my ideal face wash for now! ^.^ I'm glad I bought it!

And now for some FUN TEST! =D Picture says it all! I wonder if K-Palette Liquid Eyebrow will be as/more waterproof than excel.
FYI : Canmake's not waterproof.

Lastly, a very simple LOTD: Androgynous Look (Or not? o_O")
Pls excuse for my shiny forhead, tired face and already collapsed hairstyle as i wore this look from 12pm-12am..
Hair : Gatsby Casual Mat Moving Rubber
Face:

Covermark Moisture Veil Base Foundation

SANA PorePutty Moist Face Powder
I nuovi Facescape in Malibu Barbie (using the pink side as blusher)
Eyebrow: Majolica Majorca Eyebrow Pencil
Eye:
I nuovi Facescape in Malibu Barbie (using the bronze side as shadow)
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo Mascara BK 999
Lips:
Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm
Callas Lipstick in CLB BR03 Sheer Coco

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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

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Jul 24, 2010 7:30AM -

miwitch's Skincare & Base Makeup Regimen - Hada Labo Focus Group by FR3B

I was thinking of writing reviews of the most recent products that I've bought and tried, but I think writing a regimen better explains how the products work on me as I find that only when they are used together, it makes my skin better. It is not only about 1 product, it is the whole set of skincare products I use that can give me better skin.

Some people will go lazy, skipping toners, serums/essence, or eyecreams, thinking that moisturizers can do all the work, or cleansing/scrubbing is enough.
And I must admit that I am kind of lazy sometimes too but I can be very hardworking as well, going all the way to massaging almost everything onto my face. (sound kinda silly right? XD~)

I will speak of my 'most hardworking' way of skincare & makeup regimen... I don't want to speak of my lazy part otherwise, some people might just follow! Xp~

Before I start, I just had to say that this entry is not really about promoting or recommending Hada Labo products. Its just coincidence that when I bought my hada labo products for only 3 weeks, an invitation to a Focus Group by FR3B was sent to me. Hence, I started to perk up and do the 'most hardworking' skincare routine so that I could get the best results from the products I use, and be able to explain more of my thoughts about their products.

Enough of explaining, let's STARTO!

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Morning Skincare to Base Makeup Routine

1. Aqualabel White Clear Foam: For every morning face wash. It has whitening effect after washing as it contains white clay powder (But I kind of feel like its not whitening, its more like making my face look paler). I like how clean it washes my natural sebum off from my face as I always wake up with quite an oily face. On the other side, it is rather drying too. I am currently thinking to use this only at night and replace it with a moisturising or gentle face wash for morning.

(Taken from http://www.aqualabel.com.tw/products/b_index.htm)
2. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion: Drop a few drops on my palm, spread around both hands and then start pressing it against my face (including my eyes), following the method I've seen from the HK Hada Labo CF. I find that it is better absorbed when you press your palm on your face for longer timing, compare to quick patting. Most users tend to only pat it in quick motions as they're in a rush and want it to be quickly absorbed, hence experience a very sticky end result. I find the stickiness feel is not a problem or either that I might had gotten used to its stickiness ^_^"

(Taken from http://www.hadalabo.com.sg/index_EN.htm)

3. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence: 1 pea size of essence and using the same pressing method as mentioned above, on my eyes. As my eyes are very dry and currently more wrinkles are forming due to lack of sleep and over-using my eyes watching manga, monitors.. (=_="), hence I use the essence to moisturise my eyes first before I put my eye serum on. (If you wish to follow, please do it at your own risk! I am not responsible if you grow milia seeds around your eyes!)
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Lancome Blanc Expert Anti-Dark Circles Eye Serum: 1 pea size of serum and spread around my under eyes and a little on my eyelids. I will massage my eyes in circular motions clock wise 10 times, anti-clockwise 10 times, then clockwise 10 times again. This helps my tired eyes to revive and kind of make the dark circles looks a little lighter. The serum contains mini mica so it also brighten up my under eyes. It is watery and smooth,easily spread around, so massaging it around the eyes is quite easy.

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Decleor Relaxing Eye Cream: This eyecream is equivalent to the above 2 products, more like a 2 in 1 eyecream. It moisturises and it can reduce puffiness and dark circles. However I feel that using this eyecream alone is not as good as using the above 2. It moisturise but lesser, it reduces dark circles but not as visibly. Hence, I only use this eyecream when I am really in a rush. It is between lotion and cream type, easy to massage on eye for first few rounds, after that it becomes a little sticky, preventing me to glide around my skin, hence I can't finish up my usual 3 steps eye massage.

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(Taken from http://www.hadalabo.com.sg/index_EN.htm) (Taken from http://www.lancome.com.sg) (Taken from http://www.decleor.com/produit.php?id=141)

4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Essence: Its watery with a smooth feel after skin absorbs. Moisturising level is not up to my expectation but still, I consider it as a hassle-free product! A pump-spread-pat and go kind of product. Good for people who don't want to spend too much time putting on skincare!
I still do some 'anti-gravity' massaging on my face with the essence but before I could finish my massaging, my face already absorb all the essence. 2 ~ 2½ pumps is just nice for my face and neck.
Aqualabel Enhancer MO: Few drops on a cotton pad and lightly pat it onto face & neck in upwards motion (excluding eyes). This enhancer contains collagen (I love collagen! =p~) so I feel its good to end with this enhancer since I had been doing all the 'blood circulation', 'anti-gravity' massages, so this is an additional plus point for my regimen! Very lightweight, watery, moisturising kind of lotion. (Heard that sensitive skin have no problem using this range)

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(Taken from http://www.neutrogena.com.hk) (Taken from http://www.aqualabel.com.tw/products/r10.htm)

5. SANA Pore Putty Makeup Base Clear: Right after my last step of skincare routine, my face usually still feels tiny bit sticky. And when I apply on the pore putty, I feel an instead smoothness on my face. It is not an oily-smooth, nor is it a powdery-smooth. It is just Smooth-smooth! ^.^"" It fills up my large pores on my cheeks and nose just like the picture shows... like cementing your face. hahhax...
L'egere -Korea- Water Drop Shiny Pearl BBCream: Original colour of the content was quite dark shade of brown, after using my middle and ring fingers to spread it out on my face, the colour turns to 1 shade lighter than my skintone. It also brightens up my dull skin and visibly conceals my dark circles! Although it concealed my flaws, but I still find my undereye looks greyish, hence I will do my eye concealing work on top of the BBCream.
The BB has sunblock with moisturising effect and most importantly its sweat proof! Although it doesn't state the SPF, but I feel that it does have some sunblock effect.
Hereby putting up a pic taken at a most recent event that I've ran, I was running around from early morning 6am till 12pm, outdoors (The weather was not very hot, but still I'm taking in free UV Rays like nobody business!). I had my usual morning skincare & base makeup routine on that day, when I finally could go to toilet to check out my face @ 11+am (I've already started to imagine half melted makeup and many caked laugh lines and getting prepared to stun myself in the mirror), all I was looking at was a perfect makeup-ed face with only some sweats around my forehead... PERFECT I say! I was so amazed and this prove that the BBCream is really sweat proof! It's moisturising factor I would give...70%, conceal factor 80%, anti-oxidant & fights dullness 85%, other factors... unsure.. hahax~
Picture is taken right after I went to the toilet. Top pic is taken outdoor and bottom is indoor. As can see, you'll find the outdoor pics looks natural, but there is some white cast on my face with a greyish tint in the indoor pics.

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(Taken from http://www.sana.jp/en/makeup/poreputty/index.html) (Taken from http://www.legere.com.tw/en/products_detail.php?cID=1&Key=4)

6. *Extra Point* In the morning-afternoon @ my workplace, I will drink a cup of hot Green Tea (no milk, no sugar!). this helps to keep me awake plus my body will take in its anti-oxidants , preventing my face and skin from turning dull (as due to lack of sleep, over-work etc..)
I would say Green Tea is a better choice compare to coffee if you ask me how to keep yourself awake from your boring work. XD~ And before I take my sip of tea, I will first have a deep breath of Green Tea scent from my cup. =p~


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Night Skincare Routine

A. Aqualabel Deep Clear Oil Cleansing: 3 full pumps on dry hands and spread all around face & neck, draw circular motions to remove traces of makeups. Afterwhich, take a little water, spread on palms and emulsify the oil cleanser on face. Continue circular motions on face, then wash off.
While my face and hands are still wet, I take 1 more pump and apply the emulsion onto face and this time I draw circles on eyes, nose, cheeks & jaw areas where I have most frequent clogged pores.
Aqualabel White Clear Foam: Strips off the remaining traces of makeup and the oil cleanser. Still, I feel the little dryness after using. =\
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: I should name this as my Power (Fav) Product! As quoted, its really super fine powder. I dripped a few drops of water mix with the powder on palm, then spread the paste onto whole face (include the part nearest to undereye, as I have clogged pores there too) & neck. Lightly rub it concentrating yet again the parts that usually clogs up the most, and also areas like behind sideburns (infront of ear), behind ear, back of neck (if you willing to use that much powder). Until all the micro-powder beads fully dissolves, then wash off with water. Immediately, my skin feels so smooth and looks brighter! To further prove that the product is good, I've tested it throughout for 3 consecutive days. Everyday I put on makeup to work, my face looks so much brighter and the dullness doesn't comes back only until when I about to reach home at late night. On the 4th and 5th day, I stopped using it, and I see my face looking dull and not as smooth like the first 3 days. My face immediately turn dark when I apply my makeup. This microfoliant is my life!

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B. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion

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C. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence
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Lancome Blanc Expert Anti-Dark Circles Eye Serum

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Decleor Relaxing Eye Cream

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D. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair: An anti-aging skincare which is to be used at night. I often alternate around this and Palmer's Fade Cream for night routines, or I will apply masks if I'm lazy.
Few drops of the serum and spread all over face (exclude eyes) and neck. Its gel-liquid type, absorbs real fast, even before I have time to spread it out. I will then cup my whole face with 2 hands for some time before I do my anti-gravity massage again.
After waking up, I feel my skin is hydrated, supple and feels 'repaired'. (Influenced by its name =p) I feel that its like an all-rounder, fights wrinkles, anti-oxidant, hydrates, repair damage skin...
PALMER’S Skin Success Ultra Fade Cream: This is a kind of skin bleaching product. I understand many of you might not be able to use this, but me having a very stubborn face or rather, thick skin face, I am blessed to be able to try any products and not have any reactions (so far so good *touches wood*)
This is by far the best skin whitener I've used and it works really very well on my scars, which often caused by over exerting pressure on my skin while I was picking my acne.. (itchy hands I know!) About 5-7 days, I can see immediate lightening effect on the scar that I applied on. Of course, the scar I said is a not a wound, so you can't apply on an open wound or acne that's not healed, you probably will get an infection if you put the cream on it!
And some claim that its very oily after using it, I find its still ok, as this is not the last step, I find moisturisers are usually the ones that makes the face oily. No massage is done when I use this cream.


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(Taken from http://www.esteelauder.com) (Taken from http://www.fr3b.com/sample_details/sample_details.php?product_id=090210P...)

E. Aqualabel Enhancer MO
Clinique Moisture Surge: A smooth gel like cream that protects my face from pollution, dirt and dehydration. After I applied a thin layer, I can feel like I'm wearing a shield, not afraid that my face will loose moisture. By massaging, the cream gets absorbed better into the skin. The next day I woke up although with a rather oily face, I still feel its hydrated, and when I wash off with water, my face feels supple and silky smooth.


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Night Treatment Mask Routine

i. Clinique Moisture Surge: Apply thick layer of cream onto face and massage it to allow it better absorbed by the skin. After massaging, if needed I will apply another thin layer on top before I sleep. The last layer will become a shield that traps the first layer of essence into my skin, kind of like how an enhancer work...
Kitoko Katani Masks: Another of my Power Product!.. Just can't get enough of these masks.. ^.^~ Comes in different types like whitening, hydrating, radiance, etc... I most love the Red Wine Mask as its hydrating effect is good! 1 pack of mask has enough serum that I could even spread on to my arms, legs, foot, chest... ^_^"" If I don't do that, the mask will be dripping serum all over my body! I put all masks inside my fridge, so my face gets instant coolness when I put on my mask.
One way that it helps is minimising my large pores, hydrates my face, firming and also fights wrinkles. It feels sticky after mask being removed. I massage the remaining serum into skin and if needed, I will remove excess with pressing a tissue over my face or strip off some serum by wetting my palms and wipes them off my face.


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Hada Labo Focus Group by FR3B

On 16 July, I went to Vivocity to attend Hada Labo Focus Group held by FR3B company. I met up with the 2 Joyces (Joyce Lim & Joyce Sept) hehex~ =p
Man! I was like so lost when I came out of the MRT.. =_= I'm a direction idiot... And worst still, its first time that Joyce Sept went to Vivo! Together, we are lost birds...
Anyhoo, Joyce Lim saved us from having searching the whole Vivo to find that White Dog Cafe, its just infront of Faceshop! Phew~

So, at the cafe I saw noppi (U're so much cuter than the ones in your pics! i think you can throw your camera away already =X) and hazelnutt. (happily waving to her at the other end of table~ ^.^y~)
I also met 2 other bloggers but I can't recall their names already (its been a week... my memory is super short, if you're here pls shoutout to me! ^_^)

During the session, we were asked alot of questions like, what are our usual skincare routine... what are our favourite products among all the products we use in our usual routine... explain why we chose those products as our favourite (I mentioned it too in my skincare regimen above)

After understanding how we feel about using their products, they went on to find out where we seen their commercial and ads.. what we remembered and felt towards watching their commercial and advertisements... what is their tagline... etc.. Its a memory testing game for me! (>,<")

All in all, this focus group is a very detailed discussion (more like an Q & A session). I was initially thinking that maybe there would be alot of discussions between bloggers so the PR staff will grab infos from our conversations. But later found out that its rather a one-way traffic. I was quite enthusiastic in replying their questions mainly because I always liked to give opinions and suggestions (too responsive eh? ^_^" kinda too influenced by my job.. hahax..)
But I'm always stucked in my half sentence as my English is no good OTL||||

After the session and grabbing few bites off from the finger-food plates (which happen to be my dinner!), we finally gotten some freebies from them. A box of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask and a sample size of Sunplay Powdery White Sunblock Lotion (SPF 47 PA+++).
Yeah! Another Hada Labo product to try!~ Infact I had used the sunblock before many years back. I quite like the smooth & whitening effect it gave after applying, but I couldn't remember much about how good it is in terms of blocking off the UV rays, probably one day I shall try it again when I finish up my current sunscreens.

 

Thank you for reading this longlong post written in such a bad English.. ^_^" I only know how to use a few common words and I think I've used it too often. Please bare with me for my future posts, as you'll probably be seeing those words again & again & again & again~.... =p

Lastly, I just have to say that I've spent writing this entry for 12 hours! (break up to 2 days) Can you believe it!?! =_= Mainly in between I was chatting with friend, hugging my cat, dozing off and what not...

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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

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Jun 22, 2010 4:06AM -

Shot 20 June 2010, Big Hauls - Pull and Bear, Inuovi, Neutrogena, Heavy Rotation etc..

I had no chance to tell you before you click this linky, that.... this page is image intensive!!

Anyways, first off, the OOTD:
Skull stufs Cap: City Square Mall, a shop that sells punk/street wear
Long Tee: Japan
Belt, Shorts: Overseas
Black cotton Panty Hose: Dorothy Perkins
High-cut Ankle Canvas Shoes: AMK Central, one of the shoe shops that sells mostly canvas shoes
Cross with Crown Necklace: Thailand
Bracelets: Rubi & Chinatown New Market 3rd level
Leopard print Shoe laces: Daiso!

Focus Points: Protruding pockets & Leopard print Shoe laces
Making sure the shoe laces ends are dangling rather than tied up, making the look more casual 'street'

My LOTD:
Minimum eye makeup, using Loreal Paris Open Eyes Palette: Magic Amber.
In this eye makeup, I name it the 'Rainbow'. Starting from the darkest brown colour along the lashline and slowly fades out to lightest shade upwards, drawing in a rainbow kind of method. =p
Just to say: I DO NOT HAVE UNBALANCE EYEBROWS! I just have unbalanced double eyelids! Which stupidly makes my eyebrows kinda look like one is higher than the other.. urgh.. OTL|||

My Fashion Hauls:
Pull & Bear @ Ngee Ann
This is totally out of my TO BUY LIST! Ok...frankly speaking I didn't prepare my Buy list before I head town, hence I just anyhow buy... sigh~
Short Singlet in repeat patterns of trees: $19.90
Flamingo Long Singlet: $29.90
I need to "Lipstick" Up Tee: $17.90 (Cheap & Cute words! XD~)
Pull & Bear are having many very nice tees @ such prices, even for the gents, they have many nice graphics printed on them! Anyone who loves tees should grab them now since its GSS! ^o^
(((Ignore my nerdy face & my crazzzzzy hair in the changing room...U_U" )))

Last pic shows purchases from:
New Look @ 313
Twisted Grunge Rope Necklace with crosses: $19.10
Black Corsage with crystal (clip & pin type): $7.90

Next off, Skincare & Makeups!

I headed to Town area, one reason being that I had WON the ESTEE LAUDER Weekly Giveaway Contest! (from Facebook)

So, I went to collect this 15ml Advanced Night Repair from Tangs Estee Lauder Counter.  Seems like Joyce you too gotten this prize? ^.~
The letter that I brought along to collect this little prize wrote that 15ml bottle of ANR cost about $45? O_O And at the counter I saw this HUGE bottle of ANR... Will it cost like $450?? hahax.. I didn't ask..
Liking the dropper method!

Watsons Hauls:
Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Sexy Enamel Gloss (in Honey 04 & Cool Beige 02): $16.90 /each
I ran into Aries whose a BA for Loreal, she ask me to try this gloss while she's still at work @ her counter! Isn't it funny! =D She told me this lipgloss is by far the best one she had used as it can really conceal your pigmented lips even without wearing lipsticks! Oooo.. I had a lip concealer from this range and loving it so far, hence not a bad idea for me to try out their gloss too. The scent of the gloss is exactly same as the lip concealer.
Neutrogena Rainbath: $9.90
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPORT Sunblock Cooling Mist: $24.50 (It is a sunblock & a cooling mist in 1!! Both are my favourites! )

Sasa Hauls: (20% off I nuovi products! Grab now before its gone!)
I nuovi Trucolor Eyeshadow (in Rich Gold): $20.80 (usual $26)
I nuovi Facescape (in Malibu Barbie): $36 (usual $45)
I nuovi LipTreat: $24 (usual $30)
ARE Eyeshadow Brush: $3.60
Shiseido Eyelash Curler (with refill): $16.20 (bought for na)

Guardian Haul:
Lip smacker Rollys (in Vanilla Coke): $7.90 (I tried on my hand, kinda felt oily...U_U" )

And now some Swatches!
I love the brushtip of the lipgloss! So smooth~

Credits to Joyce, putting up animated gifs is an easy way to show how a product works (besides video) ^___^v~

I nuovi Lipscrub and treatment doesn't have any colour when I apply the content on my hand, hence no pic! The scrub micro-beads is so very fine, so different from the beads we often use in face scrub! Nice!
Facescape also has a highlighter & blush colour, I'm so inlove with the highlight colour, thinking if I should get it or not.. But I like the bronze colour from this shade too!

And some choo choo cats for everyone (to view only...)! =^◑ω◑^=

And ending with a total damage of $260.20 in half a day!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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

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May 24, 2010 4:00AM -

Collective Hauls from stores & online: EDM, ELF, MAC, Stage... (image intensive)

Collective Hauls from Watsons, Guardian, MAC, Stage, Online etc... I had been crazily spending money like nobody business from ever since 17 May... OTL|||

Upon seeing nana's new bought brushes, I started to lem on them too! So here comes EDM brushes from Milkprints~
EDM Dome Blush Brush $13.99 & Long Handled Kabuki Brush $12.99 with free postage.
EDM Natural Reflections Light Finishing Powder $9 free postage with Etude House free sample: From rozyme88
Neutrogena eye makeup remover $10.90 : On offer from gaurdian
EDM blushes & Lucent face samples $2.50/each: From Fern
ELF Eyelid Primer $4.50 & Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara $15.90: From Cherub's Lips. Thanks ya for the free sample! (Its a mineral eyeshadow?) =D And yes I'll do a short review of the ELF eyelid primer ^_^

Went to IvyCosmetics & StThomas on my Off day to get somethings. Incase some of you still wondering where the shops are, here are the addresses. This is printed on their Surprisesss plastic bag.
The nail spa outlets are kind of like sister stores of Ivy & StThomas, run by Ivy's friends/relatives.

Some Hauls from both IvyCosmetics & StThomas outlets: (Pls mind that some prices stated might be already discounted)
NOC Nail Lacquer $4.50
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Liquid Foundation Sample $9.90
Clinique high impact mascara Sample $5.90: I saw in some magazine stating that Clinique mascara are best for Sensitive eyes (because of its fragrance free?)
HAOJS Repair Blemish Balm $17: Although printed in japanese, but I found out that the brand comes from China/HK? Hmm... But this BB, kinda amuse me in a way that it doesn't feel like BB and it is more watery than a moisturizer. I don't know what exactly it is. =_="
Elizabeth Arden White Glove UV Defence Sample $3.90
Clinique Super City Block Sample $9.90
Lancome Blanc Expert GN-White AgeFight Sample $19.90
Callas Moist Petal Lip (Sheer Coco) $14.90
Lohashill Face Masks $6/each & Eye Masks $1.50/each: The masks are cute! They are thick (about 0.5cm thick), feels like gel, so smooth! But if you are not careful, you will punch a hole through it with your fingernails~

My Manga craze hits me again!
For anyone who loves shoujo mangas, here are the 2 that I recommend ^_^
ViVi July Magazine is out! My friend's friend got 30% staff discount so I bought all the books at cheaper price~ ♡♡♡

Went out with nana on Sunday and below are what I bought, mainly very much influenced and affected by her! (eg, Hada Labo, Stage... sigh~ $$$fly and she only bought 1 item from Stage?! I am like spending money like water... ≥⌂≤)
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion $22.90
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX $30.90: Now Watsons offer 20points for each purchase of Hada Labo's products!
Stage Lipstick in Pastel Posy $8 (On Offer!): I saw a review on this lipstick @ hazelnutt and love this colour~ I didn't know I got that exact same colour till I got back home! Now that I remembered, I can't wait to try! ^.^
Stage Blusher (Gerbera) $12 (On Offer!)
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil (NC15/NW20) $27: Thanks na for helping me get it! Now I can start dotting my whole face! XD~

Somethings for the ♡♡♡ of Friendship that cost only $3.90!! hahax.. Pink for Na, Gold for me! Its buy 1 get 1 free at Chinatown LG Beads Mart. ^___^
Disco HP Strap! *dances to disco music*

◈◈◈Coming up: Liquid Foundation swatch, Peach Lipsticks swatch, ELF Eyelid Primer review, Fashion shot with fashion haul

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Shot 28 Feb, Natas Fair 2010, Watsons Fair

Meeting few friends to Expo Natas Fair to take a look at the Japan trip packages/tickets/accomodations for next year... (We planned so darn early! Not a single travel agent company can quote us the price!)

Wearing all black~ Yesyes, very skinny already still wear black i know... ~_~ Its been quite sometime I start collecting black outfits again.. was previously into gothic, punk, visual kei.. and then suddenly flora, antique, hime styles, influenced heavily by Jap sub-culture. And now? Korean wave... heh heh..
I found that the $7 necklace i bought is kind of out of place.. Ah.. wat the heck.

The FOTD~ In a rush, so the eye MU is light.. (In hurry still can take so many pics?! *smacks ownself*) And the stuffs I used are....

Was paying the ticket to enter NATAS Fair when my hp message rang. The girl at counter swipped my mastercard halfway, looked up and say "Ah~ah~! Ring Ding Dong!!"
I looked up at her, she looked at me, and we both smiled ^______^ hehehex.. Kpop fan there at the counter!

Walking around and I saw this BIGGGGG AD!!! *Dedicate to Ariya!* I prefered if they are Shinee and 2PM. XD~

Next, the WATSONS FAIR. Was so excited in beginning but when I enter, I got so disappointed. X...(
So much things I want to buy but they don't have.. They only have like Vichy, DHC, MMajorca (limited stuffs!), ZEA...
Here are the stuffs I bought by running thru Watsons Fair and Watsons outlet in Compass Point. Had been aiming to get Neutrogena Hydro Boost range for sometime but sadded that they didn't appear in Watsons Fair..
I was introed by a sales lady to Bio-essence, thinking maybe I should give it a try again since the last time I used was (some serum?) few years back.
Bought the Deep Exfoliating Gel and Hydra spa energy-lotion. She made me try their Bio Multi-Effect BB Cream (8 in 1), feels good on my hand not oily but I didn't want to buy so she gave me a sample. She's so friendly~ ^_^
By just spending at Watsons, 170 monies flew off from my pocket.

+ misc, etc, food, travel... Spent ~250 monies for just a day.. Phew!

Here shows a rather new cutie cake shop in Compass Point call The Icing room. So cute that I had to bought their muffins to try out! =P~

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