Friday, March 29, 2019

Hera Cell Essence x Samplestore

Hello all! I'm back!! How are you?
Recently I had a chance to try a new product from the famous Korean brand “HERA” thanks to SampleStore and I would like to share my review with you!




Who’s HERA?

HERA, the leading luxury K-Beauty brand, aims to spread the special unique charm of modern Korean women. Seoulista is the muse of HERA, representing the exceptional beauty of modern Korean women who are fashionable, elegant, confident and passionate. They are the style icon of K-Beauty as well as the beauty messenger leading trends in Asia.
The brand is fronted by Korean actress, Gianna Jun and Jennie Kim from Blackpink o As we age, we experience a number of skin aging problems including dry, tight, and rough skin with gradual build-up of dead skin cells. This is no simple dryness in skin, but the aging of skin’s constitution.
It expands for one area to the entire face, and it is call “Skin Desertification”. Many people have misconception when it comes to dry skin. Simple dry skin lacks water; the solution is to provide water.
Desertified skin on the other hand does not lack water but the “power to hold water”; that’s when irrigation facilities play a big part.

How to know if you have desertified skin?
Here’s a checklist:
• Your skin used to be fine even when nothing was applied after washing, but now it feels very dry
• Slept soundly but skin still feels rough
• Skin damaged from sleeping late or staying up all night does not heal back like before
• You’ve been applying anything and everything you could but skin still looks bad
• Makeup looks bad and flaky, does not apply well
• Your skin still looks dull and dark despite apply makeup

You must be thinking what do you do with desertified skin? Well goodnews! Now we can activate and vitalize desertified skin with HERA Cell Essence Cell-Bio Fluid Sync 2.0.

About HERA Cell Essence




HERA Cell Essence is a  pre- water essence that prevents “skin desertification” and moisturises skin for a bright, dewy complexion, also known as the “Glass Skin” Suitable for all skin types. It contains Cell-Bio Fluid Sync™ 2.0 • A “Body Fluid Planting System” that fills and locks in body fluid. With strong skin-activating ingredients that reinforce skin’s sources, this is a further upgraded version from Cell-Bio Fluid Sync™ featuring more innovative technology that enables maintenance and activation energy in skin with 8 Skin Cell Activators.

Here’s the benefits:

• Reinforce the underlying power of skin
• Skin nutrition to prevent skin desertification
• Essence contains 8 essential vital nutrients in body fluid composition ACTIVATOR CODE EFFICACY Ion Balancing Moisturising Amino Acid Moisturising Skin Evenness Peptide Revitalising Skin Brightness Sugar Energy Transparency Lipid Barrier Firming GAG Network Resilience NMF Water Binding Moisturising Water Water Skin Hydration

I used this twice daily with 2 steps. In the morning I just tapped the essence lightly onto my face with my hands then continue my day feeling awake and refreshed! Once I reached home in the evening, after face wash I clean my face using HERA’s Double-Effect Facial Cotton Pad.
There’s 2 side with the Facial cotton pad provided by them.

The Wave-patterned side is soft and gentle. I used this side when I want to keep my skin clean and smooth while the Mesh-patterned side helps remove dead skin and dirt accumulated over the day
Look the black cotton pad. This is even after I have removed my makeup and washed my face with cleanser 😱

It's recommended to use around 2.5ml per session.

I felt that I have achieved glass skin in just 6 days!

My glowing face after using the Cell Essence without filter nor makeup!

Just for you! Redeem and try out the product here: http://bit.ly/2H3xeMi

Every sample comes with the hydration test strips to measure before and after results

Do let me know how you feel after trying it! <3

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser + Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

Hello guys! How are you doing? It's the last Saturday of the year and I'm really all ready for a new year! Btw I'm here to introduce to you Althea's FIRST celebrity collaboration and it's none other than with Titi Kamal who is not only beautiful but also a talented movie star and singer from Jakarta, Indonesia! And on top of that, she is also enthusiastic about beauty.




Althea introduce to us their collaboration with Titi Kamal (also, Althea's first body mist), the Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist!

What's good with Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist? Althea worked very closely with Titi Kamal to produce this new baby because of her enthusiasm for beauty trends across Southeast Asia and her passion for understanding what consumers love.

The mist is a lightweight body fragrance with Titi Kamal's favourite fruity and floral scents: Orange, Peach, and Rose.

The combination of these beautiful scents will give you that fresh feeling you need to seize the day.

The bottle is perfectly sized to fit in your handbag or travel carry-on so you'll always be ready to impress. I'm now feeling so fresh everyday!

Althea Stay Fresh Body Mist is selling at $11.60
To purchase, visit Althea website:
https://sg.althea.kr/stay-fresh-body-sparkling-mist

Secondly Althea has also launch a brand new Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser to help extract dirt from inside the pores and to maintain a healthy pH balance of the skin



How to use the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser?



To remove makeup:
Step 1: Pour an adequate amount of the product onto the palm of your hand.
Step 2: Massage the product all over your skin in circular motions to remove dirt and makeup.
Step 3: Rinse off the residue with water. You may also use a second cleanser to completely remove any residue.



To cleanse the skin:
Step 1: Dampen the skin and apply an adequate amount of the product onto the palm of your hand.
Step 2: Gently massage the product all over your skin in circular motions for 5-10 seconds before rinsing it off with water.
Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser is selling at $11
To purchase, visit Althea:
https://sg.althea.kr/pore-purifying-serum-cleanser






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers

Friday, November 30, 2018

Sample Store x Skinsoul Skin Shield

Hey it's TGIF guys! It's the end of November and soon all the festive season will be coming up. How are you preparing for it?
Recently I was invited to try Skinsoul newest product.

 About Skin Shield™
- An all-natural skincare range formulated in Switzerland
- Enriched with pure organic Ashitaba:
- A green leafy plant that grows in Japan, Hachijo Island
- Used as a natural medicine for over 400 years
- Also known as “tomorrow leaf”
- Contains a variety of anti-oxidants called Chalcones:
o Anti-allergic
o Protect UV damage
o Anti-bacterial
o Regeneration
o Anti-oxidant
o Blood circulation
o Anti-inflammatory
o Prevent infection
 Together with a fusion of other precious botanical extracts
SkinSoul’s products are formulated with Swiss Glacier Water:
- Long-lasting hydration and suppleness
- Encapsulated into liposomal form to enhance the penetration of
water into skin
- Offers long-lasting moisturising effect

So lets learn more about Skin Shield™ products!


Hydra-purifying Cleanser


 Designed for all skin types
 Gentle but potent daily-use cleanser
 Packed with Ashitaba encapsulated in pure Swiss Glacier Water
 Removes impurities such as sweat and your skin’s natural oil
 Combined with brightening properties of Daisy Flower extracts
 Cleanses thoroughly and gently while brightening and moisturing
skin with a refreshed glow
 Contains Allantoin which is naturally found in Wheat Germ and
Confrey Roots
 Retail Price: S$135
After washing, it helps to keep my skin stay moistured. I really like the gentle smell just like baby's shower gel 😍


Hydrating, Energizing & Pore-refining Lotion Mist Spray



 Perfect for travel and everyday use
 Fragrance-free
 Suitable for all skin types
 Can be used as a quick pick-me-up on top of makeup to hydrate and
energise dry and tired skin
 Contains Witch Hazel, a naturally effective astringent with
exceptional purifying, smoothing and antiseptic properties
 Also contains Extract of the Enantia Chlorantha Tree and Oleanic
Acid which has a pore minimising function and control excess sebum
secretion. Increase cell renewals to prevent the build-up of skin cells
on the surface, prevents pimples.
My skin immediately felt more hydrated using it.
I know I mentioned it's a spray but this is a travel set. Hence it comes in bottled form.
 Retail Price: S$135

 Lift and Bright Serum


 Reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin-ageing
It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and plump. It firms, brightens and revitalises my skin!
Retails Price: S$195

12-in-1 Suncare Day Cream



 Magical multitasking 12-in-1 Suncare Day Cream
 Offers broad-spectrum SPF50
 With antioxidants and skin-improving ingredients
Recommend using whenever you’re going outdoors. I love the nature tint that I don't need to apply anymore foundation and I will see a clearer skin.
 Retail Price: S$170

Night Cream



 Lightweight and easily absorbed
 Banish dull skin overnight
 Refines enlarged pores and helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles for
youthful and translucent complexion
 Retail Price: S$250

Travel Set
 Retail Price: S$385

Purchase the products at  https://www.skinsoul.com/skin-shield



Redeem and try out the products (Hydra-purifying Cleanser &
Hydrating, Energizing & Pore-refining Lotion Mist Spray) here: http://bit.ly/2DpJPIp






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cloud Production Family photoshoot x Creative the Mystic Garden collaboration

Hello peeps!! I'm very excited with my post today as recently I had a photoshoot with my beloved son by Cloud Production which I'm going to share with you guys.

Who's Cloud Production?

Based in Singapore, it’s their 5th year in business and they have 10 over
years of experience in Photography. They are really dedicated to providing the Best and Professional Photography
Services. What’s more!? They mark your story down with brilliant colours and make every single moment, memory
and experience much more memorable to you and your loved ones.
Their experience
Cloud Productions is an experienced company, captured over 5000+ happy faces. Their photography team is
confident of bringing you exquisite service and a great photoshoot experience.
With a strong emphasis on quality, visual creativity & client satisfaction, they take great pride in their work and
consistently meet their clients’ expectations and needs at premium professional levels! Just look at the image they have captured for my son and I! I really love their chief photographer "Irene" service. She was in contact with me even before our shoot giving me guides and direction as well.





The Services I received for this is:
CHILDREN & FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT
PRO PACKAGE –
Up to 1hr Photoshoot $488 + Chief Photographer $188
Good deals just for my readers!
CHILDREN & FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT PROMOTION
*$188 OFF 1st Family & Children Photoshoot with them!*
Check out
https://m.facebook.com/sgcloudproductions for more portfolio and info on pricing!



Lastly a shout out to creative_themysticgardens for sponsoring the beautiful bouquet and pocket corsage for this shoot. Mystic Gardens, creative workshops, bespoke bouquets & gift ideas for all occassions. Check them out at The Mystic Garden  to customize your very own beautiful bouquet either for your big day or memorable photoshoot!

That's all folks!😘


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers

Friday, October 26, 2018

Althea - Petal Velvet Sunaway review

Althea recently launched the Petal Velvet Sunaway sunblock.



A LIGHTWEIGHT TEXTURE WITH POWERFUL UV PROTECTION VELVETY FINISH, HYDRATING FORMULA Controls excessive sebum on the skin with a micro powder system while hyaluronic acid ensures the skin is kept hydrated throughout the day. A non-chemical* formula with a light, fluid texture to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. SPF 50+ PA++++ *Non-chemical UV filter: Builds up sunscreen filter on the surface of the skin and scatters UV light. Gentle on sensitive skin without chemical ingredients.

VELVETY FINISH, HYDRATING FORMULA Controls excessive sebum on the skin with a micro powder system while ensuring the skin is kept hydrated throughout the day.

MICRO POWDER BARRIER

Micro particles absorb sebum and excess oil from the skin to give a light, velvety finish. As you apply the Sunaway, it replenishes moisture and deeply hydrates the skin.


ADVANCED NON-CHEMICAL UV FILTER HYDRATING, FRESH FORMULA.
Applies evenly and smoothly onto the skin without leaving a white cast behind. This is due to an advanced non-chemical UV filter with a more transparent formula.
Before & After

The main ingredient DAMASK ROSE

Petal Velvet Sunaway contains Damask rose extracts to moisturize and smoothen the skin. Damask rose has a natural nanomolecular composition that is rich in vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin, soothing sensitivities and strengthening it for a radiant glow.

Look at my radiance skin after applying the sunaway!


Some other great ingredients:

Geranium oil - Gives the skin a radiant boost and heals acne 

Powder 
Althea seed extract - rich in antioxidants, protecting the skin from externalities and ensuring it stays nice and hydrated. 

Polyphenols - Keeps the skin protected from UV rays 

Saponarin - Repairs damaged cells and restores elasticity to aging skin


This is a must have for daily use moisture sebum control for those looking for a long-wearing, strong protection sunscreen for everyday use yet moisturizing, but without a white cast or stickiness feel. apply a generous layer evenly onto the face in the morning or before sun exposure. Be sure to *SHAKE WELL BEFORE USAGE* due to the Damask rose extract.



Now you can get the petal set at 20% off over at Althea!

The set includes: Petal Velvet Sunaway, Petal Velvet Powder in ( Translucent & warm beige ) & Petal Velvet #pink lavender ( Limited edition ) at $15.20!
The Petal Velvet Powder is Althea's very own product range and started off strong with the Petal Velvet Powder! The translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch is infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. For their 3rd anniversary, they launch the limited edition #pink lavender version. It brighten and smooten your skin with the special formula containing pink and purple pigments to liven up dull complexions!

Hurry get yours over at https://sg.althea.kr/petal-velvet-set !








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers

Saturday, October 20, 2018

SmartPac Review

Hello darling <3 Hope all of you are doing good. 

Today I'm reviewing my experience I had with SmartPac Post. 

What's SmartPac?

SmartPac is a postage-paid doorstep delivery with free packaging. Flat rates mean you do not have to worry about postage costs or stamp values! Also comes with a time-stamped proof of delivery.

Having a realible delivery for my online shopping is one of the thing that I'm concern the most. I have been facing issue of lost parcel, unknown tracking number, delayed shipment from my online purchases which makes me kinda faustrated. Hence, I went on to search for the most reliable way to have my order delivered to me with a peace of mind. I've been receiving some of my items from samplestore with SmartPac and I like how the package will be store into my mail box if there's no one home to receive the parcel. Therefore I wanted to try using SmartPac on my own. 

Some other things that I like about SmartPac is they are lightweight & convenient. There's no need to weigh item and calculate postage before sending and they will do a doorstep delivery.
As I mentioned above, if you are not at home, SmartPac will be placed in your letterbox. I really can have a peace of mind with their tracking system in place.
Just the other day, I received Stabilo items with SmartPac 😁


How to use SmartPac? 

 Buy – purchase it from any Post Office or Shop@Singpost
Send – Pack your items into a suitable SmartPac (according to weight) and drop it at/in any Post office or street posting box (57 POs and more than 800 posting boxes)
 Track – Track your item’s delivery status via SP.com or SP Mobile App

Things to note is that there's a weight limit of the items you can send of up to 3kg.

And this are some of the prohibited items which are not allow to be pack!
In addition, it is recommended to not send anything that is of high value (e.g. $1000 diamond ring), item with high tendency of leakage (unless sealed tightly) or precious items (e.g. one and only item in the world).


There's different prices for the different SmartPac size.



Look at the different kind of packaging from SmartPac box to Polymailer bag.

To purchase them, you can head over to
Post Office -  https://www.singpost.com/list-of-post-offices 
or
Shop@Singpost

Also there's a online lucky draw going on and here's how you can win :)

Upload a photo of you receiving or sending a SmartPac on Instagram
Like and follow @mysingpost, tag 3 friends and hashtag #SMARTwaytoPAC
3 posts with the most number of likes win prizes over $100


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hidden store in Tiong Bahru Market - King of chilli Yi Mian

How many of you love eating at the non stranger Tiong Bahru Market? I'm one of them as there are many famous and yummy food located within the 2nd story market.
Recently I was introduced to "King of chilli yi mian" by Irene from foodwanderers. This gem store is located right at the back of the market which I guess many of you might only explore on the left and right side of the market.

After trying the noodles by Mr Rick, I told myself to explore further in future at any market for gem store like this too!
King of Chilli Yi Mian sells only 3 types of noodles which I think is good for people who can't make up their mind on what to eat if given many choice.

Located at #02-49 of Tiong Bahru Market,
Mr Rick the owner of the Taiwan-Singapore Fusion Noodle bring into Singapore this Taiwan Yi Mian noodles.

The texture is smooth and tender and it's imported from Taiwan (Nan Tou) which they only supply to Mr Rick in Singapore. The fragrance and taste of the soup is great along with the handmade ingredients and sauce in it.
I find it great for both spicy and non-spicy lovers as you can choose your own spicy level as well as good for both dry mee and soup mee lovers.
Look at that chilli which you can add as much as you like 😱

Mr Rick mentioned there's no MSG added which really amazes me. The soup really taste of long hour brew using pork bone.
I added too much chilli for this 😅

The soup serving.


The black sauce is still my favorite among the 3 types of serving!
I guess it still depend on individual liking to how they like their noodle to taste like. I personally preferred the dry one as the noodle are more QQ ( Chewy and bouncy )😍 and the soup is really a must drink!!!!



What are you waiting for? No harm to try right!
King of chilli Yi Mian
Located at:
Tiong Bahru Market
Level 2 #02-49
30 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 168898
Opening Hours:
7am to 4pm Daily




Disclaimer: I was invited for a tasting and it was provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Evogue Perfume Review - The Stylus EDP

Hello peeps! Haven't really been blogging as I'm in the midst of job changing. How are you doing?

Today I'm introducing the coolest EDP I have seen. It's actually designed into a stylus. I'm thinking how cool isit when I first heard of it. The stylus is by Evogue.



Who's Evogue?

Evogue is an international lifestyle brand born in New York. They are dedicated to conceptualize and produce innovatively modern creations that enable people to conveniently elevate their own distinctive style. An E-commerce company based in New York City. Currently, they are setting-up their Operations Hub in Malaysia to serve customers around the Asia Pacific region.
Derived from the words “Evoke” and “Vogue”, Evogue means to arouse memories and feelings in the worlds of high fashion and popular culture.

The stylus

The Stylus is uniquely contrived for people with an active lifestyle, who are always on the go. Whether it be a businessman rushing from one meeting to another; the fashion-conscious lady enjoying her shopping spree or the sophisticated jet-setter who lives out of his suitcase and even busy mummy like me who needs to be juggling between my son and job. The Stylus is perfect just for anyone! Filled with the finest Eau De Parfum, expertly crafted by renowned artisans, it unleashes brilliantly paired fragrance notes. 
Using it are just easy as to click and glide on the EDP Stylus through its leak-proof brush tip, the delicate trail of scent forms the basis of all I experience, treasure and enjoy. A tiny bit of the perfume goes a long way, thanks to its advanced unique blend. The Stylus is sleek, compact, and convenient. It fits into any pocket, pouch or bag. It offers superb convenience and precision anytime, anywhere – 
I foresee this new art is gonna be the new trend! 

Comes with 3 different fragrance!
  • FIRE Fills the air with romanticism; like that of love at first sight. The fluttery, faint at heart feeling. 
  • EARTH Burst of energy and enthusias, rebirth, Revived, strong, sturdy, able to last till the very end. 
  • METAL Weapon of seduction. Passionately focused on pursuing the target. A confident victory!

I chose the Fire as it's in pretty rose gold color which I love!! 😍

This are the breakdown of how the fire stylus smell like.

TOP - Bergamot, Peach, Lemon, Blackcurrant 
MIDDLE - Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia 
BOTTOM - Raspberry, Musk, Cedarwood, Amber 

Such a discovery, an unexpectedly beautiful and versatile fragrance that wears like an intimate veil, conveying a sophisticated, understated glamour. Fire conveyed elegance perfectly with the refined composition of magnolia and rose set into a velvety accord of jasmine, raspberry and musk to suggest a more abstract impression. The makeup notes reminiscent of face powder are revealed as soon as the floral notes settle, with the soft layers of musk and cedarwood foiling the composition. The impression of Fire is tender and caressing, like the feel of soft silk clinging to the skin. 

The stylus are Made in Singapore & Formulated in France

Product benefit

It's really amazing that a simple stylus actually fills with so much hidden benefits. I think what's the plus point is actually that it's alchohol free and it still can last whole day! It's very rare that we can find EDP with alchohol free and I'm impressed that Evogue actually managed to get it done! 👍👍



Each individual stylus are selling at US$39

To learn more about the stylus and their other fragrance or to purchase, do visit their website!







Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

AROMASE - Scalp Care Coach

Sample Store is bringing Taiwan to you! Many beauty and F&B products waiting to be redeemed over the next few weeks! This week we have the Aromase's 5α Juniper Scalp Purifying Liquid Shampoo 2%

The Aromase's 5a Juniper Scalp purifying liquid shampoo 2% is designed for the daily cleansing of Dandruff, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. It helps to cleanses and regulates sebum gland, soothes and conditions scalps for healthy hair growth. It also maintains a healthy scalp ecosystem.

The bottle comes with this nozzle. Easy for application purpose
AROMASE developed herbal formulas in cooperation with dermatologists. It relieves symptoms without causing drug resistance in Taiwan, Dermatologists at 50 separate large-scale hospitals and 304 dermatology clinics are already using AROMASE products. They has been professionally engaged in the study of hair treatment products for 60 years, Case by case, AROMASE has saved over 30,000 people from scalp problems.





- Amino acid-based surfactants
- Low pH - pH lower than 5.5 - Free from Artificial Colour, Preservative, Dimethicone, SLS, and Soap is suitable for users with dandruff, psoriasis or dermatitis

Directions: - First, apply an ample amount of shampoo on dry scalp and massage delicately for 1~2 minutes
- Then, wet your hair and massage your scalp until foaming
- Finally, rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly.
For oily scalp or long hair, you can wash your scalp with a pure shampoo or this shampoo one more time. The formula balances scalp sebum and oil production, and it can effectively relieve itch of the scalp. My scalp felt refreshed after washing.






Redeem the product here: https://goo.gl/xnGW1B 

Find out more about the brand and the product here: http://www.iqueen.my/v2/official/SalePageCategory/945



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers.