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Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review

So life has been hectic for me but i am not complaining. However, that also means that you will see less of my posts.

Gosh, i have so many backdated posts and i am so running out of time. ūüė¶

But anyway, i have a review today which i reckon most of you ladies will be very keen and interested.

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I received the Biore Micellar Cleansing Water and was really excited to try. Look, every lady is constantly looking for the best makeup remover.
However, everyone defines ‘best’ in different ways, some like it non alcoholic, some like it oil based, some like it to be more convenient – like a wipe or something.

Previously, Biore has this Oil based Cotton Facial Sheets and i thought that was quite good. It  cleans off (make up) quite quickly and effectively in my opinion.

I wouldnt say Biore produces the best make up remover products but i believe they are constantly R&D-ing till they are among the top brands that have the most ranges of make up remover products for consumers.

Anyway, i am not a fan of oil based make up remover. I hate the greasy feeling, i hate  that removing make up has to be oily and makes my face feel like a piece of roti prata. That is also why i did not bother to remove my make up and simply just cleanse my face using normal cleanser.

When i receive the Biore Micellar Cleansing Water, i am quite hopeful that it will work as well as the Cotton Facial Sheets.

Firstly, let me just go through the mandatory introduction to this product:

Biore, the No. 1 Makeup Remover brand in Singapore and Japan, has recently expanded its makeup remover selection through the launch of the New Biore Micellar Cleansing Water, a water-based Makeup Remover that has high cleansing abilities yet gentle enough for all skin types.  

Using Watery Micellar Technology, this lightweight and refreshing makeup remover lifts off more traces of makeup in just 1 wipe, including mascara and eyeliner.  Made with Natural Mineral Water from the Japanese Alps, it is gentle on skin and leaves a refreshing, non-sticky and non-oily after feel on skin.  

 РOil free

– Fragrance free

РAlcohol free 

– Colorant free

– Non-comedogenic (does not clog pores)

РAllergy and opthalmologst tested  

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Photo is not filtered nor edited

Make up i had on my face :  Eyebrow drawn, Dark Brown Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Highlight and shadowing on my nose, lipstick
There isnt any mascara as i am having eyelash extension

Below shows you the results of mine, after cleaning with the Biore Micellar Cleansing Water
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Directions are quite straightforward:

Pump an appropriate amount onto a cotton pad. Use soaked cotton pad to gently wipe off makeup. No rinsing required. For eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes and hold for 5 seconds before gently wiping off. Repeat until all makeup is removed, and cotton pad is cleaned.

I cleaned my left side (your right) to show the  comparison. Eyebrow was previously drawn was wiped away, highlights and shadows on the nose gone, brown eyeshadow is gone too. Lipstick remains thou.

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For clearer comparison.

IMG_20140921_898% of the make up removed. Small amount of lip stains still  visible as you can see.

Overall, i will rate this product a 8.5/10 firstly because it is very convenient. Thou it did not manage to remove my lip stains completely, it is still considered quite good when it comes to removing the rest of the make up. As i am having eyelash extension on, this product is a perfect match for me. As oil based make up remover is a big NONO for ladies with eye lash extension, this cleansing water is the ideal make up remover.

The cleansing water does not leave any greasy or sticky texture after cleansing (claps claps!), I felt refreshed after removing all the makeup.
But i would prefer  double cleansing  although the cleansing water serves a second function as normal cleansing.

I personally love this product just because it is not oil based and it is good news for my eye lashes (haha) and i will continue using it till i find a better and more affordable price.

Retailing: S$18.90
Available: All pharmacies, hypermarkets and supermarkets, major departmental stores from 15 August 

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Cur√©l Sebum Care Review

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I received the Curél Sebum Care series and was about to do a review which many might be thrilled to read about!
If you are a victim of sensitive skin, do not fret as there are many others who are sharing the same problem as you.  Read on and you might just find the answers to your questions!

INTRODUCTION
Curél, Japan’s No. 1 brand for sensitive Asian skin, introduces a new skincare range specially formulated for sensitive and oily or combination skin types. The Curél Sebum Care range offers the skincare essentials to properly manage both skin sensitivity and sebum secretion.

DO YOU FACE THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS?
Having extremely oily T-zone
Tried many brands of oil controlling products but finds that the products actually disappoint
Blotting excess oil on T-zone every now and then when you are out

DO YOU KNOW?
Do you know that excess sebum can aggravate skin sensitivity?A lot of people who have both conditions ‚Äď skin sensitivity and oily skin tend to place more emphasis on choosing products that help with their skin sensitivity.
Excess sebum generated will deteriorate as skin gets more alkaline, turning into irritants to cause Ô¨āare-ups within the skin layers.
Hence it is important to choose products that effectively control skin sensitivity while reducing sebum secretion from the source.
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STEPS TO APPLY PRODUCTS:

Two full pumps of Foaming Wash apply directly onto wet skin.
Apply lotion gently over the whole face twice daily, morning and night respectively.
Apply three to four pumps gently over the entire face twice daily, once in the morning and at nightAfter the above steps, moisturizer will come next.
A liquid based gel that spreads easily for speedy absorption without that nasty sticky feeling on skin.

One thing i love about the product is the Matt condition the skin seem to has and in just 4 weeks, skin sensitivity and excess sebum will be under¬†totally under control. I will not continue with this product though as i do not really have the problem of oily and sensitive skin. But i will most probably intro it to my BF because he has sensitive skin issue and my Sis as she is slightly on the oily skin’s condition. I believe this product will be able to help!

For more info on the products above, you may visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Curel.SG

http://www.kao.com/sg/curel/crl_care_lotion_00.html

*sponsored post

 

 

First and foremost, let me ¬†take this chance to wish my Mother, the greatest Mum on earth, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May Mum be blessed with longevity. Although she can be very irritating and a pain sometimes, well most mothers are anyway so i am lucky i have a really good one. HAHA!IMG_20140802_8 She is the strongest woman ever, bringing me and my Sister up and loving us unconditionally. ūüôā I have lost my patience towards her many times and although i have been trying to be better, i still fail time to time.
However, she has never for once hated me for that, I am very blessed to have a Mum that loves me so much, and i am also blessed that when problem arises, sister and John are there to help calm me down.
Gonna rush home after some unhappy event (i will update on that soon) for cake cutting and mini celebration.
We celebrated last weekend at Rendevous Hotel with the relatives already, tonight is the actual day of my Mum’s Birthie and thus Sis and i would want to have cake with her. (her fav Mao Shan Wang flavor!)

Ok, anyway, i guess it is kinda overdue for my review for Bio-essence Tanaka White. I better get it done before i am so packed again.
Sponsored IMG_20140806_2 So, i received 2 items the other day and although i am taking longer than usual to submit this review, i believe it is for a better cause too. I do not want to start using something for a few days and give my verdict after just that few days. The longer period of time i use the product, the more i can experience and understand what the product can do. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset As you can see from the packaging, on your left, it is the Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF20 ($29.80 / 50g ) and on the right, it is the ¬†Bio-essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum ($45.80 / 30ml). I can’t wait to ¬†try out the products the moment i got them as i am a Bio-essence user too (Bio-essence V ¬†face cream). After cleansing, i apply the¬†Bio-essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum and as instructed on the packaging, i¬†apply another layer over areas with dark spots & freckles.

Oh man, those freaking spots and freckles, they are my biggest enemies. My skin is generally good and will be better without those spots. Tsk.

Well, i do not usually care much about the ingredients but it is good to know from time to time.

So these are what is inside the Serum: Tanaka Extract‚ĄĘ,¬†Tranexamic Acid,¬†Alpha-Arbutin (9X more Alpha-Arbutin (9X more effective than Beta-Arbutin¬†in skin whitening)¬†, Kojic Acid, Bio¬†Energy Fluid

For this 4X Instensive White Serum, it promises to fight Darkness on Outside, Work Fairness from Within and it claims the following benefits: Effectively lighten existing pigments and spots Block tyrosinase and inhibits the production of melanin to prevent dark spots and reduce darkening after UV exposure Even out skin tone, whiten & brighten complexion Moisturizes and cools skin Result: Skin exudes radiance, for a smooth, fair & healthy looking complexion. Skin’s fairness intensifies for flawless fair skin which glows from within.

My Conclusion? Firstly, this is how it looks like (right): Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI might be clumsy but honestly, i feel this packaging isnt much of my liking because it turned into some fix and match thingy after a min or 2 after i was trying to see how the dispenser¬†actually work. Not very user friendly¬†in my opinion. Processed with VSCOcam with a4 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a4 presetWell the picture says it all, it works in a way which you have to press the top part of the rubber and let the serum flow out when release pressing. Eh…really not very nice¬†for face serum i reckon. Ear drops maybe? IMG_20140806_5 So this is taken after i applied the serum, pictures is not edited not filtered. I like the texture of the serum though. It is not too sticky, but it gives a very refreshing watery and dewy feeling to the skin. After which, i proceed with my usual toner and moisturizer. Overall, i am quite satisfied with the serum and the result it brings, although it is not instant result i am talking about. I like how the dewy serum feels on the skin, it makes my face feel very moisturized and i have to admit that the glow that comes from within, is definitely there. I also tried the¬†Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF20 in the mornings before i head to work. I gotta admit i love the product very much because it really keeps my skin very very hydrated while protecting it from UV rays. I have another SPF cream that i am using which i also fancy too but i find it a little (just a littler) drier than this. However, some might find this product oily or sticky. As i put on make up only around noon, wheareas the SPF20 cream is on for hours, it does not really fade away, instead, it makes putting on make up easier for me. (in my opinion) The product promises to visibly reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone and this is what it contains: Tanaka Extract‚ĄĘ, Hyaluronic Acid, Tranexamic Acid,¬†Pomelo¬†extract, minerals The benefits it brings as according to product:SPF20 to protect against harmful UV rays

  1. Tanaka Extract‚ĄĘ shields skin from external pollutants, keeps skin cool and moisturized under hot weather
  2. Contains Tranexamic Acid that helps to significantly brighten and even out skin tone
  3. Provides skin with trace mineral elements and precious herbal extracts such as ginseng, angelica and gingko
  4. Lightens and prevents freckles, dark spots and pigmentation

For these 2 products, i am generally very satisfied because i honestly love products ¬†that feels light and dewy on my face. However, it might be a little pricey compared to the other products of the same range in the market. If there is anything i dislike about the product, it will be the packaging of the Serum. I would recommend my friends to try out though. ūüôā IMG_20140806_7

IMG_20140806_6The above 2 pictures ( me in black) are not edited nor filtered. I did not have any make up on besides drawing my brows, pictures was taken after using the Bio essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive white serum and SPF20 Cream. Pictures are taken under normal room light.

So, anyway, there are so much to update and i have to go and do some work right now, pictures shall do the work yes? ūüôā

IMG_20140725_1 IMG_20140726_1 IMG_20140805_1Like super alot of selfies. Yah i know, age is catching up and selfies technically should be left for the younger ones but really, i like selfies. LOL!

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This 1 is worse, it looks like some kind of ad. HAHA, actually this was taken specially for the Review for Bio-essence Tanaka white range.  Like i said, the product is really not bad.

IMG_20140728_1Random #carparkootd shot. The BF is getting better at taking pics (only when he has the patience to, tsk)

IMG_20140728_2The Sis chopped off her hair. I think it suits her though.

IMG_20140801_10Some random shot during 1 of the weekend dinner night out. I am gonna blog about the dinner place very soon because they serve really good Pork and is quite affordable (no GST nor service charge) in my opinion. (coming from some1 that does not fancy Pork)

Oh, ¬†that is my bare face, eyebrows not drawn, hair clipped up like an auntie. Wana say thanks to Aunt for the cute VS pouch. ūüôā

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetI major love this Kyrra white knit top (Currently the top seller) by LOVEIGE. It is from the new launch – The POISE Collection

 

IMG_20140803_12 For Mum’s Bday celebration!

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Food was really not bad, i would rate it 7.5/10. The spread is quite ok but it will be better if there is more variety. However, the pricing is totally justifiable.

#Rendenvoushotel #buffet

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More pictures on my FB.

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Tried this DVD rental machine the other night with Johnnie. Not too bad, just lack of variety of shows. Also, 1 of the discs can’t work – bummer. Wasted my $1.40 but if you are a new user, the first disc on the ¬†first night is FOC. I know people download shows nowadays and thus it is quite fun to try the oldschool way of renting shows. Actually, it was just my problem with the internet connection and thus i can’t really use internet at home now. LOL. Bummer. IMG_20140806_9

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20140723_200258I must really give credit to OLD TOWN at East Coast Park. Look at the above, the pictures are taken before we touch a single piece of food on the plate. Overwhelmed with hunger, we have no choice but to gobble these crap down. Quantity, i have nothing to say as you can already see  that the bread is twice as big as the chicken chop and the cheese is ard 1/8 of the saucer.

We already waited 1/2 hr for the above and really do not want to wait for another 30mins for nother plate of crap. If i were not that hungry, bitchpls, i would def make a request to change the plate of…

I am not a spoilt brat but i paid and get shit service n this insulting plate of  ???? Sighzzz

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Anyway, on a happier note. LOVEIGE has launched the latest collection, you might want to dropby and  take a look. The collection this time is really versatile and prettayyyyy. I included some pics for you, but you may head to http://www.loveige.com to look at the measurements and etc!

Oh, did i forget to include that the clothing are retailing at really affordable pocket friendly prices. Totally justifiable, quality is amazingly thick and good compared to some other shops out there.

IMG_20140801_8 IMG_20140801_5 porUpcoming, this Porcelaine shift dress fits UK4 РUK12. I am a UK8 РUK10 (for H&M) and thus it looks fitting on me. It will be looser on a smaller girl and fitting on  the curvy ones (UK 10 Р12). Both looks awesome in my opinion. Very Pretty prints and made of quality neoprene material that is rather cooling.

IMG_20140801_1Gorgeous Waterpaint Dress for work.

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This Midi is so lovely and sweet that i reckon no lady will resist. IMG_9004

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Ok, i will just post these, for more, you have to head ¬†to…

LOVEIGE FACEBOOK PAGE LOVEIGE INSTAGRAM

or the e-tailer shop itself! Have Fun!

http://www.loveige.com

Neutrogena¬ģ Introduces New Clinical Solutions To Its Fine Fairness Range (Review)

IMG_20140701_1Summer is here and although there is practically no summer in Singapore, the weather recently is driving everyone crazy. Besides the normal working hours on weekdays, i dont even feel like waking up and getting out of my air con room on weekends.

As if the bad weather is not all, World Cup has to happen at  this time of the year. Yeap, i am a WC fan and i stay up to watch the matches on weekends. Bad weather, late nights, stress and age.

I  guess it is not hard to imagine how  the combination makes one look РDull. Firstly, we will never be able to beat this weather as long as we are still staying here, as for late nights, i guess i have no choice too because WC is once in 4 years.
I face stress like nobody’s business, stress from all sorts and ¬†that is life too, inevitable. As for the last factor, sorry but nobody can fight against it.
You know, i used to be able to lose weight real quickly when i was younger. Just starving for a day or two and i will lose the kgs. Now? The more i starve, the fatter i get. Seriously ūüė¶

Not only that, when i was younger, a night or two of partying and no sleep does not make much difference and the  dark circles and yellow dull skin will disappear in days after a full day of sleep and recuperation.

What about now? Good gracious, the stubborn skin prob persist, just like the fats.

I always have pigmentation issues and freckles is something i am extremely not proud of.
My skin is generally still alright, just a little dry but i thank God for not giving me more problems.
At the very least, i can head out to work without any make up in the morning so i do not have to waste time drawing my face since i wake up really late in the morning. (i only start to draw the face after i reach office, so i survive the  train rides and all with a bare face)

As the age increases, skin problem starts to surface more not because they never exist when we were younger.
Problem is, there is something call the cell renewal rate, like metabolism rate, it slows down as the age increases.

Those  that know me know that i do not spend much time  on skincare products, but it is also true that age is something tt goes its way up yet bringing people down. Thus i have improved abit on my skincare regime.
However, am still sticking to products that have proven effective for me and added a few products that seem promising (i am still observing and making my choices)

I am thankful that Neutrogena sent me their latest Clinical Fine Fairness range for review 2 weeks ago and i used to use Neutrogena during my younger days, thus the sense of familiarity lingers.
I changed to other products as i got older back then because i was  told that we have to switch brands after a long time of using the same brand, not sure if that is a myth but i did it anyway.

Reason behind this was because if you were to use the same product for very long, the effectiveness of the product no longer shows. Anyone tell me if this is true? Anyway, i was really delighted when i received  the big box of products from Neutrogena (thank you Si hui for arranging) . They were very generous to provide actual size products instead of sample size and the packaging looks very elegant in White and Bronze. IMG_20140630_5 I received 3 products in total and they are Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence ($45.90) Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++ ($34.90) Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream ($34.90) About the Products:

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Clinically Proven Results. Powered by clinical strength brightening ingredients, including VITAL-IONS‚ĄĘ and Lily Nectar, Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence, is clinically proven to lighten persistent spots with visible results in just three weeks by inhibiting melanin production.

Do you know? How Melanin Builds Up – As we grow older, our skin‚Äôs cellular turnover becomes sluggish. This affects skin‚Äôs natural function of expelling melanin and it starts to accumulate within skin ‚Äď dark spots appear and skin tone becomes uneven, taking away skin‚Äôs natural radiance.

-This product aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. -Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity

Additional info: The Synergistic Ingredients Designed to diminish the appearance of persistent dark spots, new Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness features a unique combination of VITAL-IONS‚ĄĘ and Lily Nectar for renewed skin that glows.‚ÄĘ VITAL-IONS‚ĄĘ technology uses zinc and copperminerals, known to be catalysts that kickstartthe skin‚Äôs cellular renewal, speeding up thedispersion of melanin. ‚ÄĘ Lily Nectar is the mixture of White Lilyextracts and stabilised Vitamin C tosuppress the production of melanin

To achieve the best results, the  2 products below completes the regime. Check them out!


Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

IMG_20140630_9 Morning/ Day: Shield your skin from damaging UV rays and free radicals with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

Formulated with Neutrogena’s patented HelioplexTM technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. HelioplexTM has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.


Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream IMG_20140630_7 Night: Support your skin’s self-repair mode while you sleep with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream. Apart from its brightening properties, it also infuses skin with deep hydration for dewy, plumped-up skin. Apply over Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence

A luxurious non-oily moisturising formula infused with VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity


My Own Experience

I have been using the products for approximately 2 weeks and i have to say, i really like it very very much. Despite the fact that this post is sponsored, i will still give my honest opinion and  the pros and cons i feel about the 3 products.

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After cleansing, i apply the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence before moisturizer.
It comes in a very innovative double chamber pump. Initially, i felt clumsy while using it because i am not sure where  to press since there are like 2 sides.
But after i got over my bimbo moments, i think it is really easy, all you need to do is just press on the middle of the pump and both sides of the pump will dispense  the cream. It smells extremely good, no strong chemical smell, no strong fragrance but a very mild pleasant smell.

The texture is very smooth and non sticky. When i say non sticky, it is really NOT sticky at all, which i totally love.  The cream is lightweight, it glides on so smoothly all over my face.  Its ability to absorb into the skin is strong because all it takes was a few mins and i feel as though i did not apply anything.

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IMG_20140630_13How the skin looks after application. Pic is not edited & not filtered.

Clinically proven to lighten even the most persistent spots with visible results achieved in just  three weeks! Tested to be effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin with just one bottle. Apply to skin after cleansing, before moisturizer.

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After which, i apply my own eyecream and also the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream. Likewise, the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream feels very light and the smell is not overwhelming too. I love how this ranges of product feels on my skin, easily absorbed and non sticky at all. Also, the cream does makes my face & neck feel very moisturized too.

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When it comes to night cream, i am really particular if it is sticky or not. I hate it whenever the cream feels sticky and i have problem sleeping with sticky cream on my face because i will tend to avoid touching the pillow and i cant turn the way i want in that case.

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I apply the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++ in the morning. I have never bother about all these UV protection stuff and this has to be the first time i am applying something lidat.
This time round, the cream is a little different, it is¬†purple-ish while the other 2 above are white. Like its ‘sisters’ above , this cream is non sticky and smells ¬†very mild and nice.

Because this product also acts like a make up base, i look even more radiant without make up when i go to work in the morning. There are even praises from people around, saying that my skin looks perfect even without make up. Happy to know that but am really glad that despite the ability to look  good,  i am also protecting the skin by applying the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++.

IMG_20140702_6 Actual color, pictures are not edited.IMG_20140702_5Morning skin with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

My overall conclusion for this line of products is that i  genuinely love it. Even if i am not being sponsored, i will be prepared to invest in this range.

There is not much for me to be unhappy about but if i really have to name the pros and cons, i guess the price will be the only factor that might make me re-consider when i am making my choice. I personally find it abit pricey for the size of the bottles. However, if you compare with other brands which you can find in Watsons and Guardian, it is considered as normal market price.

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Comparing to brands like those you find over counters in the shopping malls, this range is way more affordable. Also, for the efficiency, i would say that it is worth it. I used to have very bad dark spots problem and i never fancy the idea of whitening (i really hate it that the face is white and the body is of a darker tone)

IMG_20140702_4(Picture taken under natural light, no make up, no edit. Dark spots getting less obvious)

However, Neutrogena¬†Clinical Fine Fairness range¬†does not ‘bleach’ my face but instead, it provides the glow on my skin, lightening dark spots instead. Of course, there are freckles and spots that are stubborn and requires more than just cream (laser is needed) but i am glad the color is turning lighter and is not so obvious anymore ūüôā

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I will continue with this range for now, if you would like to find out more, you may visit their relevant and official sites:

 Neutrogena Singapore Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaSG Whitening page on the Neutrogena Singapore Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaSG/app_1517933861762645

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena.

Beauty comes in a package – KISS SKINCARE SG & LOVEIGE

Hola folks!

IMG_20140628_1If you notice that i have been more active after  the long hiatus, yeap i am really trying to share as much as i can. Even if it means  that i cant share much about the updates of my life (not like you will be interested anyway because it is always the same old things that is happening.) i would still want  to pen  down on  the products i used and the results they bring.

Reason being, i am the infamous blur sotong. I want to be able to record down what i have used before, where i have eaten before and etc so i will remember in the future. My blog is also a reference for myself since there are so many products in this world, so much food and so many eateries that we patronized. Penning them down helps me to make easier choices in future. Yes, not only blur, i am VERY lazy too.

My blog is known for being honest, even when it comes to sponsored items. As what i mentioned before, because i do not rely on blogging for a living, i want to be credible when it comes to reviews, thus i am able to write what i want to. But i have to emphasize that everyone’s preference is subjective, so whatever that works or does not work for me, might not be doing the same for you ok?

After the sad review about my eyelash extension yesterday (or the day before ah?), today’s review will be better and happier. Haha!

Ok, first and foremost, this review is considered as sponsored, i did not buy the item. But i shall just be honest about the item.

We are looking at the most raved about brand today – KISS Skincare. Recently, i saw plenty of bloggers writing about this product. To be honest, i am very skeptical when it comes to skincare products being advertised crazily by bloggers. No offence to any one of them but very rarely you will read a negative post from them isnt it?

So anyway, i received the bottle of KISS SKINCARE Whitening Collagen Mask 2 weeks back.

LOGO KISSSkincare Update 19-11-13

I hafta admit, despite being skeptical, the packaging kinda got me. It just look so pretty. I am not a pink person but somehow, the box and the way it is packaged really caught my attention.

Firstly, a mandatory introduction :

KISS Skincare’s Whitening Collagen Mask is¬†a product of Thailand and is already one of the BEST SELLERS for whitening collagen cream mask. It is co-founded and recommended by Dr Atom of Atom Clinic in Thailand, a famous celebrity doctor known for his celebrity and super model client√®le.
“KISS Skincare Singapore is a local based e-store.They are the Authorizer Sole Distributor for KISS Whitening Collagen Cream mask.
The FIRST in Singapore to present to you the BEST seller KISS Whitening Collagen Cream Mask in Thailand.”

Certified by TFDA (Food and Drug Administration Thailand)
 Certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

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The KISS Skincare Whitening Collagen Cream Mask (SGD $58)
“.. an overnight concentration collagen cream mask that diminishes the appearance of pores, supports natural nourishment, exfoliates and addresses impurities”
Key points:
– 100% natural ingredients with no trace of steroids or mercury
(Therefore, it is suitable for all skin types, including those with oily and sensitive skin!)
– Formulated with collagen extract, alpha arbutin, vitamin C+ and natural extracts
– Concentrated collagen in mask acts as a regenerative agent to renew your skin cells, thereby making you look younger and more vibrant
–¬†Whitening effect
– Reduces oil secretion
– Gives you a smoother, whiter looking skin
The mask cream is meant for overnight application. It comes in a vacuum cap container.
Well, i believe many of you will be delighted to know this because it definitely helps to ensure that the cream is kept away from the environmental air, thereby keeping it fresh.
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If you are a regular reader, you would have known by now that whenever i am reviewing skincare product, i do not alter my pictures to show the results better.
So, the usual, i cleanse, i put my toner and i applied the Kiss Skincare Overnight Mask Cream. I like it that the¬†pump allows users to only dispense what they need. I tend to waste cream as i tend to ‘dig’ and ‘squeeze’ more than what is needed. However, not guilty this time as the pump is a savior for people like me.
This is how my skin looks after the application. Freckles are ugly, so ignore them. Haha.
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The cream has a nice and mild fragrance, i love how it smell (frankly, i cannot stand those chemical smell even if it is very sweet and fragrant)
Upon applying, it glides on my face smoothly and after applying, there is no tingling sensation (i usually get the tingling sensation everytime i use a new cream on my face)
It is considered average for the level of stickiness. It is not very sticky and after half an hour, it is completely ‘smooth’ and kinda ‘dry’ off from my skin. Probably, the absorbency of the product is¬†good, product was in my skin and the pillow was clean the whole night. Haha.
However, i find it a tad ‘dry’ for me. Not sure if it is due to my skin nature (i have dry skin).
Okay, so i woke up and cleanse it off, still feeling very fresh after the cleansing. Face feel smooth, perhaps that’s the collagen part that is working? As for whitening, it does not really whiten me which ¬†i am really relieved. I really do not fancy a piece of white face to go with a not so white body. The¬†face felt ‘fresher’ after the wash.
Overall, i would say  that this product is worth investing (if you calculate, lol) Although $58 is not extremely cheap for a 30ml tub of cream. The amount needed for the face is not alot, the pump does help alot in saving and you only need to use this product 2 times a week! Meaning, you only pump 4 times a week if you need 2 pumps each time.
Quite worth it for an overnight mask cream isnt it?
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Anyway, to make this review even more appetizing. Aspiring Singapore Online Fashion Store LOVEIGE is having a tie up with KISS SKINCARE this July and they are promising the first 5 customers a tub of the Whitening Collagen Mask Cream each with any purchase.
Yeap, ANY PURCHASE! Which also means there is no minimum spending at all.  Which also means that you can choose  to buy one of their sales items and get a tub of Kiss Skincare Whitening Collagen (worht $58) for free!
Despite saying that, LOVEIGE is not compromising on their quality. If you have not already knew, each and every piece of apparel  from LOVEIGE is handpicked and exported with careful consideration. Different real life models will try on the various sizes of every design to make sure that the measurements provided are accurate.
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LOVEIGE always believes in High Fashion at Good Cost.
All Apparels are suitable for students from age 18 to working adults age 40.

Versatility is important to every lady and LOVEIGE totally understands that!
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Although they are not manufacturing at the moment, manufacturing is in the near  future and for now, every design is specially brought in and the chance of having the same piece with others is slim.
If you miss their crazy GSS sale which ended yesterday (items from $13!) Fret Not! This upcoming deal is even more tempting!
Like what LOVEIGE says, Beauty comes in a package. Looking Good has to be from within to dressing up. Head over to http://www.loveige.com and shop away while bringing home a tub of Kiss Skincare Whitening Collagen Mask Cream for yourself! (First come first served basis)
Happy Looking Good this July!
Like LOVEIGE’s FB page at¬†www.facebook.com/loveigesingapore
WEBSITE: www.loveige.com
This post is sponsored (Kiss Skincare)

Vshares sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream

then and nowYou know, how they usually compare when they put your old pictures and current pictures side by side for a comparison during a skincare product Advertisement?

Yah, here you go. Not only me, but also my lovely GF! 

Hope there isnt much changes though… ¬†ūüė°

Today i am sharing about a rather new Korean Skincare/ Beauty Brand in Singapore.
I am not sure if they are new, but frankly, they are to me because i only get to know about this brand not too long ago.

The Brand of the product is sOmang. You may either check them out at their FB or their Website. Perhaps they have been around for sometime but for those that have not heard about them like me, you may read them up ya.

This review is not sponsored and i am gona share my experience with their popular product –¬†ONL by sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream.

It was around Mid Autumn Festival that i came to know about sOmang. 1 of their staff came to my workplace and brought tons of samples for me. I do not know him prior to the meeting but it was really a nice gesture. Basically, he just wants to let me try out the products with no obligations nor agenda. I was kinda blessed that day.

So, there are alot of different products inside the bag but i gave some to my boss. I am sucha sharing person. Haha. So, i havent finish using all the other products but i have started on the sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream and am finishing it.

It came as a sachet like this:

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And i thought to myself: oh man, sucha small packet! It’s not even enough for 1 side of my face please!

But to my pleasant surprise, the small sachet of sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream (almost half the size of your Samsung s3) can last me up to 2 times of usage. I still have leftover and i will prolly use it (the 3rd time) this weekend again.

So, either my face is not that big or the cream is really alot in the small sachet. Is not that i am so greedy that i have to split the pathetic small sachet into 3 times. But, there is really alot of cream and i have tried my best to spread my whole face but there is still so much left.

Uh huh, no choice, but to keep it for the next time.

The original packaging will look like this, above was just the sample sachet packaging:

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Price: $59.90

Here is what the product contains:

‚ÄĘ Natural herbs‚ÄĒlavender leaves, lemon balm leaves, rosemary leaves, and chamomile leaves
‚ÄĘ Induces sleep, calms nerves and recovers skin from fatigue.
‚ÄĘ Triple wild herbs
‚ÄĘ Evening primrose, dandelion and mistletoe help to alleviate stress
‚ÄĘ Seawater
‚ÄĘ Rich in protein, lactose, lactic acid, vitamins and other inorganic substances that help skin regeneration. It also soothes and responds to skin damages caused by UV rays and other harmful elements.
‚ÄĘ Carnosine
‚ÄĘ An unique antioxidant for our skin
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It was my first time using the product and to be honest, i was really impressed by its pretty packaging even though it was just a sachet. After i opened the sachet, the first thing that strikes me was the smell of the product.

It smells so good that i cant stop sniffing my fingers as i spread the cream all over the face. Now, i do not know how to describe the scent, it is neither fruity, floral or anything. But it is just so nice and really, i duno how. LOL.

Then, the next thing on my mind was “will this be sticky?”

The texture of the cream feels very “Matty” and “Waxy”¬†, it¬†is a light water-based cream that looks matt but according to ¬†the researches i made online, it does not compromise in providing deep hydration with anti-wrinkle and whitening effect.
It does absorbs easily into the skin and is said to be suitable for all skin types.
It glides on easily on skin.
The brand also claims that It forms a layer of protection that increases skin moisture retention and elasticity.

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It was kinda contradicting for me because upon spreading on my face, it feels very errmmm… i wouldnt say it is powdery, but is really waxy. Yet, it does make me feel a little sticky after finishing applying. Usually, i thought that Matt/Waxy and Sticky dont go together but shrugs.

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So, anyway, the stickiness is still not that bad and i am cool with it. Went to sleep with the cream on and woke up to smoother skin.

However, i wouldnt say it is really miraculous, it is just smoother, like “normal smoother”. Nothing spectacular. I wouldnt spend the amount on the tub because it works almost the same as any other moisturizer but if you are a sucker for great scent products, then perhaps you might give it a try?

Vshares on ONL by sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream

Category: Skincare/ Beauty

Value for $: VV

Level of service: N.A

Likes: VV

Will i recommend to my friend: No

Lock an Ocean on your face – Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion review

Sponsored Review

Heylo everyone! So i am back talking about 1 of the most raved about
skincare products today, the 
majestic Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

Hada Labo SHA Lotion (use this) 
This is a sponsored review but rest assured that this post will be as honest as the rest of my sharing because even without the sponsorship, i have always been a regular customer of Hada Labo.

You would have known if you read my blog regularly, or you may read my previous entry HERE.

Like what i mentioned previously, i have never tried any products for my skin because:

1) i am lazy
2) i always think my skin is fine (no acne problem, no major issues)
3) i couldnt find a simple and convincing product

Recapping abit, I was whining to my little sister about how “flaky” and dry i feel about my skin and she passed me a bottle of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.
I did not really pin my hopes high because i was already trying out the famous “Miracle Water” (not gona slam the brand but you should know which one i am talking about) but there was no miracle for ¬†me ¬†and that bottle of “Miracle Water” was not cheap, despite the fact that it was ¬†given by a working partner.

Having the mentality of “no harm trying”, i slapped on the¬†Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion all over my face.
Well, according to the advertisement, a drop of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion can lock up an ocean. 
To be honest, i was still skeptical then but really, it was one of the best decisions i ever made for my skin in my 20+ years of life.
(nope, not revealing my age lol, not  that it matters but if you wana know,  i can tell you, i shant announce it publicly. :p)


The result is INSTANT.

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Yah, you might think it is a little too exaggerating, but trust me, i wouldnt praise the product if it is not giving me any result. Not even if it is sponsored. You know how much i detest manipulating untrue reviews.
You get the drift.

So, back to what i was saying, the result was instant and i can feel my flaky skin turns smooth immediately.
I was like “ok, maybe i am just heng (lucky) this time”

But there was no harm trying since it makes me feel good and thus i started using it daily, twice a day, morning and night.
My skin has never never feel so hydrated and bouncy.
The flaky problem no longer haunts me (my skin was so dry that it starts to peels and i have flaks of dry skin hanging on my face. Gross much!)
and ever since the day i started on this product, i have no regrets but i am filled with contentment everyday.

Here are the reasons why:

1) Smoother skin
2) Skin is much hydrated and no longer feels dry and flaky
3) Much easier when putting on  cosmetics (not sure why but it was terrible putting on make up during those flaky and dry times)
4) No more dull and yellow skin tone on the face, there is a natural glow
5) It is not sticky after applying
6) Besides hydrating, it acts as a toner.

Seeing is believing, and i have always stood by my principle of showing what is real during a sharing/review.
No filter and editting is needed because i want to show the true result instead of a picture filled with filters and edits.
(i know there are plenty of reviews out there that paint fanciful photos using photoshop but that is really not what i want to share with my readers.)

Right, i will indicate if the photos are unedited, as i do not feel good ‘deceiving’ readers. lol, it’s just me.

IMG_20131013_1This photo is filtered. But there isnt much diff to the texture and condition to my everyday skin. More pictures below!
Pardon the perspiration, pic was after Zumba. I only had my eyeliner on.

So, after a long sharing of how i came to use this product, here are the essential facts of the brand, the product and its origin :

About Hada Labo
The Hada Labo brand reached Singapore shores in June 2010 with the introduction of the no. 1 face lotion in Japan, Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion. Its star ingredient, Super Hyaluronic Acid, can retain 12 litres of water with 1 g (2X more than normal Hyaluronic Acid), giving abundant moisture for bouncy, smooth skin.

Did you know?
The brand has received overwhelming response from Singaporean women nationwide

1) Best selling face lotion 2010 – 2012
2) Best Newcomer Brand 2010, Watson Singapore

About Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion
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Cleanse, Dry, Slap!

(photos below are un-edited, un-filtered)

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After cleansing, i slapped on the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

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And as if the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion isnt the best thing that one can ever has,

 here is another piece of Great News!

¬†Hada Labo Now Introduces New Hada Labo ‘LIGHT’ HYDRATING LOTION

Hada Labo, the brand that brings you the bestselling hydrating lotion from Japan (1 sold every 2 seconds), is now also the bestselling hydrating lotion in Singapore*. In 2013, it introduces a NEW ‘Light’ hydrating lotion, specially formulated for consumers with Oily and Combination Skin.

¬†The ‘Light’ hydrating lotion formula and texture is lighter and more refreshing.

hb2please note that it is currently available in Watsons only. *Japan Intage and AC Nielsen Singapore 2012.

Like what i always say, i always trusted Asian brands when it comes skincare as i believe they know what Asians really want and need.

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New SHA Hydrating Light Lotion. Dual usgae of Lotions!1)Double Cleansing

2)Hydration Boost. Step 1: Sweep upward and outward with soaked cotton wool of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 2: Pour 3drops of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 3: Apply on face area by area
Step 4: Pat on face with whole palm using gentle pressure.
Step 5: Use Super Hyaluronic Hydrating Essence followed by Hyaluronic Hydrating milk.

Also, there is always a myth of people having ‘breakouts’ after they stop using the product.
This is untrue for Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion because there was once or twice that i forgot to apply after cleansing because i was too tired and i only realize it the next day when the skin felt a little drier. But definitely NO breakouts nor major issue.

Having said that, I cant say the same if i stop using the product for more than a week or month because i have never want to stop using it due to its effectiveness in giving me the bouncy and translucent skin that i desire.

Another plus point of the product is definitely its pricing. Priced at $22.90/ bottle of 170ml, i doubt you can find a more affordable product out there that gives you the desirable result as Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

And…..the philosophy of Hada Labo also marks the end of my review/ sharing:

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BUT HEY! BEFORE I CONCLUDE THIS POST,
I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU READERS!

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You may redeem your HADA LABO SHA Hydrating Lotion sample via this FORM!

Redemption starts from 29th Oct 2013, while stocks last.

Alright, i really gtg, hope you like what i shared today!
Big thanks to Hada Labo, http://www.samplestore.com and Ms. Elfaine Tan!

Credits and source of photos and information: Ms. Elfaine Tan representing Hada Labo Singapore 

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