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Curél 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 – 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 flare-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

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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. 🙂 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™, 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™, 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™ 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. 🙂 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? 🙂

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. 🙂

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 – UK12. I am a UK8 – UK10 (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 – 12). 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

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.

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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 clientèle.
“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
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…  😡

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:

• Natural herbs—lavender leaves, lemon balm leaves, rosemary leaves, and chamomile leaves
• Induces sleep, calms nerves and recovers skin from fatigue.
• Triple wild herbs
• Evening primrose, dandelion and mistletoe help to alleviate stress
• Seawater
• 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.
• Carnosine
• 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.

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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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Recommended by Taiwanese Beauty Guru 小凯老师 on Popular Beauty Variety Show 女人我最大:

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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 

Vshares – Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)

Today i am gona share about Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream (Milk Tea flavour).

Yums, sounds yummy and i am reminded of 珍珠奶茶 (Pearl Milk Tea) every time i mention this product.
I raised my eyebrow when i first saw this product,
I know there are many skincare masks and etc that use food as their primary ingredient (like Red wine, Aloe Vera, Honey and etc)

But Cleansing Cream? Very rare to me.
Perhaps i wasnt a beauty junkie to start with, pardon my suaku-ness (ignorance).

Anyway, i use a normal face cleanser and this is my first time using a cleansing cream. I didnt want to try cream but…

1) it looks too interesting (you know how attractive is Etude House packaging)
2) it sounds kinda yummy for the skin (since bubble tea/ Pearl Milk Tea is so yummy for the tummy…ok no linkage but wadever)

Anw, the real reason why i decided to buy this product was because i am running out of make up remover.
Yes! You heard me right, this cleansing cream actually works as a make up remover, and according to the promoter, it moisturize your skin at the same time. Because it is never a bad thing to hydrate and moisturize my skin more since i have dry skin, i bought a tub to try.

hmtJust for your information, there are other flavors for this series and they are Lemon Tea and Aloe Tea
(as below, packaging as appealing as the Milk Tea flavor)
If i never remember wrongly on the price, it should be 180ml at $7.40

Available at Etude House.

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So, you must be thinking what are the 3 different flavors for.  Well…. I Dont Know.
LOL

Chill. That was what the promoter at Etude House told me.  But for the benefit of my readers, i did a mini research on the differences.

So What are the 3 Flavors About?
Basically, i read up and gathered that Milk Tea is more for sensitive skin and it is hypoallergenic.
This Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream is formulated with Milk Protein to remove dirt and makeup while keeping skin moisturized with the pleasant fragrance of tea.
Lemon Tea is for oily skin and Aloe Tea is for dry skin.
Most of the time, all 3 of them work equally as well for combination skin.

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Well, i did not know these when i bought the Milk Tea flavor, if not i would have chosen Aloe Tea. But i guess it is fine, it works well till date,

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All pictures showing my face below are non edited, non filtered (to show true results)

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For Comparison, i removed the make up on my right eye (your left) with Brand XX make up remover. (oil based)

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How do you remove make up using Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream?
Apply cream to all areas of the face. Massage thoroughly and wipe clean with cleansing tissues or rinse with warm water to remove excess.

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IMG_20131022_5Here is the rich white cream. it glides on easily and feels  very soft against the skin.
I would say it is easy to spread on the face. There is also a mild milky smell.

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IMG_20131022_8This is the comparison between the both make up remover. 
I cleaned my right eye (your left) with brand XX and my left eye (your right) with Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)
Verdict: The eye that was cleaned by Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) appears to be cleaner.

IMG_20131022_10My whole face is cleaned using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea).

Does it sting or prick the eyes?
It is almost impossible not to get the makeup remover into the eyes. I especially hate it when my eyes are pricked  while i remove the stubborn stains. Imagine my relief when Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream doesn’t sting or irritate the eyes.
However, it does make my eye sight a bit blurry for a few minutes but that’s about it, not painful, no major fuss.

VERDICT:
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) melts away most of my makeup. It removes almost everything except heavy duty mascara and heavy eye make up.
Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream does a pretty good job for light to medium coverage foundations and water-proof eyeliners.

IMG_20131015_1Usually, it is easier to remove make up like this using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream.
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IMG_20131014_7Recently i ‘played’ make up with my gf as we wanted to create some different looks. Please dont judge us. LOL
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream does not really work its magic that well if you are expecting to remove heavy make up like the above.
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OPPS!
One thing that i dislike will be the oily feeling i get after cleansing,. I know that it is not necessary to cleanse another time with my cleanser but i did, because i hated that oily feeling.

YAY!
I love the fact that the cream is so soft and gentle, it doesnt prick my eyes like other make up remover.

Overall, I’d say that Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream is worth trying – it’s affordable and effective most of the time.
It does help in making the dreadful process of removing makeup after a long tiring day more bearable.
However, i am still on a lookout for better make up remover, thus i will definitely share if i manage to find a better product!
 

Vshares on Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream

Category: Skincare/ Beauty

Value for $: VVVVV

Level of service: VV

Likes: VVV

Will i recommend to my friend: Yes

*This blogpost is non-sponsored.

Vshares – Asian Skin Solutions

Followed by the last post of me introducing Vshares, i would like to share about my very official First Vshare.

To make things easier, i will categorize the service/products and i will give verdicts and my own opinions as below. Of course, there are always ways to improve, do let me know if you have any feedbacks or ways to improve Vshares! Your comment is very much appreciated.

Ok, let’s start.

As this is the first Vshare, let me just explain and elaborate a little,

  • Category is product/services’ category.
    In this case, Skincare as it is.
  • Value for money is how affordable it is comparing to market price, you see 4 Vs and that is on the scale of 5Vs.
    1 V means it is extremely expensive and 5Vs means it is very affordable  comparing to market rate.
    Thus here, i am suggesting that it is rather affordable.
  • Level of Service is to tell you how satisfied i am with the service. Please bear in mind  that i am Not fussy but i am rather particular with services.
    In this case, i gave 2 Vs out of 5Vs. Which also means that the service basically fail because it is like 2 stars out of 5.
  • Likes means how much i enjoy/like the service or product in overall.
    In this case, it is a major flop.
  • Will i recommend to my friend: No
    Needless to explain.

Category: SkinCare

Value for $: VVVV

Level of service: VV

Likes: V

Will i recommend to my friend: No

Vshares:

Went for a facial session with my Mum and Sis last Friday. We do not usually do facials and this  time round, it is purely for fun and it is some Deals vouchers. (i cant remember which deals company though, groupon/big deals or deals)
Personally, i never like buying vouchers off deals companies, especially when it comes to services that requires me to make quick decision and commit to packages.

I was from the beauty industry sometime back and i know perfectly how and why these vouchers are sold cheaply, to lure potential new customers in.
In the past, i used to pressurize the sales consultants to do whatever they can to sell and secure the customers.
Of course, hard selling is not encouraged but that is really not what i can control. For my part, i just want sales.
But if there r any complaints of hard-selling, i had to rectify as well, it is just…difficult.

Thus…i quit! hahaha. Ok, honestly, that is not the reason why i quitted.

Anyway, we all know the rationale behind such deals vouchers/cheap vouchers, lure u to the shop, attack you with hard selling and make you commit. That is how it usually works. (not so for the F&B sector as you do not have to sign on anything with them. Usually, it is the hair or skincare industry  that kinda ‘force’ you to make impulsive decisions)

You might be asking now, why do we still go for it since it is clear that we are gonna be attacked by some hard selling craps. Well, we are very sure it is a one time off thing, it is agreed between the 3 of us. It is purely for fun and just another get together bonding time for us.
However, it will be exceptional if we really fall in love with the services and all but very unlikely.

So we entered the shop…and i just realized that i forgot to mention the name! Haha, ok, we went to Asian Skin Solutions at Parkmall.
We were 10 mins late and we understood that we might have to let others have our slots since we were late.

The recept were China ladies, they were friendly and polite. They were polite even though we are not their regular customers. That is a plus point.

As usual, we filled up some forms, and were asked if we want drinks.It was 7.15pm then.

Half an hour passed and it was already 7.45pm. I was abit frustrated because we were late for 10mins but we have to wait endlessly till God knows what time. Nobody say anything to us after asking us if we want drinks half an hr ago. We were told to wait but they said have no idea how long we are gonna wait. This is rather unprofessional.

I started to ask how long more must we wait and i guess my face spells frustrations and they then invited us into the consultation room.
We waited for another 10 mins before a sales consultant/ beautician came to check our skin for us using their machine.
She shared with us on our skin problems and how we can improve our skin. Meanwhile, she fumbled with the machine as the machine couldnt work.

She asked me why it doesnt work. Yes, you heard me right, she asked me why Her machine doesnt work. I just smiled weakly, maybe she is joking, i thought.

Sorry, really sorry when i say this but i felt i really need to include this. The beautician that came and check our skin for us, her skin was really bad. My skin is def better, but even my Mum and Sis have better skin than her. Imagine. I do not want to be mean, but i really feel that if you cant even take care of your own skin, how can i ever trust u (to take care of mine)?
Yes, for eg. a Personal Trainer doesnt necessary has to be super Fit to be able to train you but frankly, how to trust someone fat that cant even take care of himself/herself to take care of you?

AsianSKin6Image Credits: http://www.deal.com.sg

We each went into the room and we really did not expect fantastic services because we bought cheap deals vouchers, we know where we stand. Haha. But well, i have to admit that the service is not too bad in the room, is almost the same as what you will get in every decent beauty parlous, the usual.

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Then we started with our treatment respectively. It is relatively fast as i can feel there is abit of rush  there.
However, we ended the sessions at 10pm. Sigh, we were hungry and tired and we havent had our dinner.

We wanted to rush off to eat because all of us were famished. However, the sales consultant/beautician actually said: aiya, we also havent eat leh!

I was like..who cares? If you wana eat, then dont hard sell lor. But my Mum was kind enough to say: aiyo, why you work till now and never eat. please go eat, we shant hold back your time.

The lady replied: thats why, i am telling you the discounts and all you can get for signing package today, i am not expecting you to sign like $2000 or $1000. It is only $888. You know that numbers is very important to us, we only want you to commit so you wont go elsewhere, no matter how much you sign, it is ok, we just need you to be with us.

The whole convo was very long and it went on for another 1/2 hr despite the fact that me and sis kept saying no, despite the fact that my mum was SO PATIENT and keep telling the lady that we do not want to commit to any packages. We just want to go off for dinner and we will consider coming back if we want.

The lady was super impatient and said: do you think u will come back? I am telling you to sign the package. I am even willing to offer you $388 for 10 sessions, which means per session is $38. You are aware that you cant get this price elsewhere right? It is only $38 per session and you are unwilling to pay, how would you come back next time? Because next time you are back, the package offer will not be $388 anymore, it will be $180 per session. Moreover, from $1700+, i have reduced to $388 for you at student price. I am not supposed to do that you know.

She continued: who in this world will pay $180 for 1 time of facial? Would you?

I: then why do you want to charge so high?

She: so to encourage more sign ups for packages. now that you know we can go as low as $38, you wouldnt pay $180 the next time round. You will not be back anymore.

This whole frustrating thing went on for so long till i was very  giddy. Mum was polite throughout and she really was behaving like a  lady to reject politely again and again.

Actually, i really understand that these people have targets to meet, but despite being aggressive, one has to really consider the well being of the customer. We have not had our dinner and i thought it was rude to hold us back. We did apologized for holding them back because we are not their potential customers that they were expecting.
But by telling me that they charge others $1700+ while giving us the $388 deal does not help because it is rather unethical. Sorry, i know that it is supposed to be some “secret”  but i can’t hold back. It is not fair to anyone that goes there.
But again, who knows how many people heard this “secret” before.

Also, aggressive selling is good, but not at the expense of offending customers. The lady who said things like “i also havent eat” and “i want database, i want numbers but yet you guys are still hesitating” is really not cut out to be a sales person.

Overall, the experience at Asian Skin Solutions is unpleasant because there is no professionalism. I have worked in a bigger beauty company before, yes i admit there are bound to be aggressive sales persons and that makes everyone afraid to go to any beauty parlous. However, i have witnessed some of my ex colleagues to be very professional. They would be pushy but yet they know the limit.

To be fair, the manager of the lady was rather ok. She was thanking us all the way despite hard selling and she was patient. She understood that we are not obliged to sign anything with them and thus she do not mind selling even though she has not had dinner as well.

Having said that, i will not return because the whole facial and so called “Repaired Collagen” treatment did not impress me. I can do all those stuff at home myself. The after effect was normal and to be fair, 1 time of treatment cant really determine much. No doubt, the face looks lighter instantly but that is just NORMAL. Any facial will give you the instant radiance, that is just expected.

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The “Repaired Collagen” treatment worth $380 per session, which they claimed to have given me despite the fact that my voucher only entitle me 2 times of facial (U.P $360).

If $380 for a single time treatment is only so-so, i’d rather continue putting my Hada Labo 3 in 1 perfect gel then.

So, nope, i am not going back because the hard selling scares the hell outta me, and the treatment is really nothing worth raving about.

p/s it is not that i cant afford that $388 like what the beautician was suggesting and harping about, i just see no value in the product and services.

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