Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

26 January 2017

Beauty Keeper - skincare review

Received some Beauty Keepers (pun intended) recently just in time for the lunar new year. Beauty Keeper originated from Taiwan and is a platform specially made for people to pick various highly-raved beauty brands and products all from one place.

Beauty Keeper offers premium items, but keep them at affordable pricing by getting products directly from the manufacturers.

Here are a few which I think are worth mentioning! :)

Left to right: MM/DA Jiao Pulsed Mask Foaming Face Cleanser; Aurelia Aurita Moisture JellyToner; Bravura Essence Mask

MM/DA Jiao Pulsed Mask Foaming Face Cleanser $52

I'm glad to be introduced to this acid-free and antibiotic-free skincare brand used by dermatologists for oily and sensitive skin. This cleanser serves to achieve maximum oil-water balancing during cleansing. Its exclusive formula that is filled with liposome via advanced technology absorbs oxygen and forms rich lather without any rubbing required! Meanwhile, it also delivers oxygen to our skin that way.

I applied a thin layer above my lips..

The cleanser absorbs oxygen and oxygenates the skin within a minute!

Aurelia Aurita Moisture JellyToner

Researched and produced by Evemed Medical Laboratory, the newest smart technology combines natural ingredients adding ultra-aquatic system to stimulate the skin for better absorption. The toner soothes and softens the skin, while flushing out the pores and minimizing their appearances. The Aurelia aurita collagen maintains a natural protective layer to lock in moisture, repairing dull and aging skin and regaining radiance and transparency.

Bravura Essence Mask

These masks aims to whiten and moisturize the skin - simply apply for 15 minutes to say goodbye to dark skin spots and say hello to bright and even-looking skin!
The refined wood pulp facial mask fits the face gently and almost perfectly. Infused with Arbutin and Tranexamic acid, this mask brightens the skin, promoting a porcelain skin tone.

Signing off to check out more interesting skincare on Beauty Keeper!

12 July 2015

LIN's - Reed Diffuser and Soy Candle Review

Trying out home spa recently to relax and keep calm amidst the busy schedule. Was introduced to LIN's by Chris, an Australian brand looking to bringing nature into urbane settings.

"LIN's seeks to exude the wonders of mother earth with our natural and organic concept into your lifestyle. 

Envisioning the needs of modern living, LIN's embraces a natural and an organic concept that holistically intertwines all your senses, proffering the ultimate sensory adventure and capturing the good from the earth, transforming its beauty into a conglomerate of touches, scents and visuals.

In LIN's, you can assimilate a range of quality skin, body, hair and scented natural products with an organic interpretation of beauty into an everyday routine. Extracted from plants with selective bottling of nature, we deliver gentle, wholesome and delicate products that are the best off our soil."

I was thrilled to try the reed diffuser from LIN's home spa series.

Tilley Lily of the Valley Diffuser

The deliciously fresh, green, deep waft of Lily of the Valley makes every bathroom complete.

You would be welcomed with the scent immediately after opening the packaging. It's strong in my opinion, so would suggest using less reeds to begin with and slowly adding on according to your personal preference. But that may be because I'm pretty sensitive to scents in general. If u wan a quick diffuse of the scent, use all the given reeds, and turn them around every 3hours or so :)

Tilley Lily of the Valley Diffuser

Not just that, I had the soy candle as well!

Tilley Lily of the Valley Candle

Delicate, fresh and hypnotic, this beautiful lily of the valley candle instantly delights. Made from the finest ingredients with a slow burning lead-free cotton wick, the glowing white frosted glass container adds an elegant ambience to any décor.
This is a lighter version compared to its sister reed diffuser. The glass container looks elegant and would make a nice decor for my new house!

Tilley Lily of the Valley Candle

They have bundles promotion which you may want to check it out here!

Tilley Bath Salt + Reed Diffuser is only at $62.16 (UP $88.80)
You may mix and match any scent you want, there are more than 10 scent options available for the diffuser! :)

Besides the website, LIN's has a retail outlet located at United Square.

101 Thomson Rd #B1-70 United Square Singapore 307591

6254 6009

Operating hours
10.30am to 9.30pm

How do you like these home spa products?
Let me know if you have tried LIN's before, or any diffusers you would like to recommend :)

12 June 2015

Akaran Essential Water Gel Review

With my love for Japanese products, I'm here to review the latest all-in-1 gel from an non-advertising Japanese brand, Akaran.

If you don't have time for personal grooming, or simply lazy like me to maintain a proper skincare regime, please try this all-in-1 essential gel immediately to save your skin!
As the name suggests, this all-in-1 gel is an essential water gel that will meet all your skincare needs! Just imagine your toner, lotion, serum, moisturizer and facial mask all in one, it’s that convenient. 

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It is colourless and pretty odourless (just a very very light scent), and is said to be gentle enough for all skin types. As mentioned above, it works to replace all different type of skincare - helping to tone, moisturise, repair and sooth our skin all at one go. One of the more impactful effect I've noticed to my skin is that it is more moisturised and the tone is more evened out the following day of using this all-in-1 water gel.

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For those who are into reading the ingredients of the product, this gel contains 3 types of hyaluronic acid, 2 types of collagen, Botanical ceramide, and Fucoidan. 

I've learnt that Botanical ceramide (Citrus Junos Fruit Extract) is extracted from plants and they replenish the original ceramides (lipids) found in our skin barrier which are lost during the aging process. Critical for retaining moisture and minimising environmental exposure, they will improve our cellular turnover to enhance skin elasticity and plumpness.

Fucoidan (Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract) on the other hand, is an unique marine ingredient that has anti-oxidant and antiinflammatory qualities. It stimulates collagen production, inhibits the activity of radical
enzymes that age skin, reduces tissue damage, and increases cell proliferation. 

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Akaran essential water gel does not contain any oil, this means there is also an absence of surface-active agents which are commonly used to mix water and oil in skincare and bodycare products. Surface-active agents can potentially accelerate the
loss of moisture and hinder the barrier function of our epidermis. Extremely mild on the skin, akaran essential water gel is
free of 8 additives commonly found in commercial cosmetics and skincare that are potentially harmful for the skin in
the long term: Parabens; Silicons; Ethanol; Mineral oil; Oils; Colour dyes; Fragrances; Surface-active agents.

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Akaran essential water gel retails at $55 for 120g at all Sasa stores if you're interested to try it out! :*

30 April 2015

Chez Vous - Beauty Is Real!

As a leader in Singapore’s beauty salon industry, Chez Vous boldly stands firm on the social media stage against all things digital when it comes to beauty. Stemming from the standards set in the mainstream where most women are photo shopped or digitally enhanced to perfection, the forward-thinking salon raises an internet meme or two, giving a shout out to all women to discover their natural beauty and celebrate #chezvousbeautyisreal. The aim of its latest campaign, #chezvousbeautyisreal, is to liberate women from those unrealistic beauty standards and prove that beauty is attainable, tangible and empowering (#therealme).

In an unprecedented move, on the 7th June 2015, Chez Vous offers every woman, regardless of age and race, the opportunity to experience a full makeover session when they visit Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City. Every customer is guaranteed no photoshopping and no digital enhancements, just pure pampering bliss. This will be a journey of positive transformation that is real and will hopefully change how women perceive true beauty. While there are no restrictions on the number of people entering the salon, the sessions will be subject to the availability of beauty consultants.

Complete makeover in summary:
Tips and tricks by a fully qualified beauty consultant
Hair wash, blow-dry and styling
Professional make up
Professional photography (may be used for Facebook posts and other social media opportunities)

*Sessions are subject to availability of beauty consultants)
*NOT inclusive of haircut; or chemical services; or treatments

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Podium, 05-05, Singapore 238872
Phone: (65) 6732 9388

For more information on #chezvousbeautyisreal or to spread the word, please contact Rashmi Prabhakar on or Karen Heng on


Chez Vous: shā vu\adj Your Place. In French, ‘vis’ akin to Your House

When Chez Vous opened 20 years ago, its founders Thomas Teo and Riz Tan were committed to providing hair services at the highest standards, garnering a loyal following and putting them among the most sought after stylists in Singapore. Today, it is a 2,000 sq ft beauty powerhouse located in the heart of Orchard Road, offering a cutting edge range of signature treatments in an unpretentious yet sophisticated designer interior layout. With a one-of-a-kind “OHDA” (i.e. Only Hair Directors Allowed) policy in place, the salon ensures an unparalleled roster of beauty experts so that clients receive only the best service and advice in creating their individual style. OHDA means their beauty experts are Associate Salon Directors, Directors & Chief Directors only with minimum 10 years of experience, and many were previously salon owners themselves, or academy trainers, leading stylists and salon managers. Not only catered to the local scene, it also houses a Caucasian Specialist Team which has been reviewed and verified by Expat Living and Sassy Singapore editors.

Chez Vous’s vision has remained steadfast since its inception: to inspire possibilities, as well as provide 100% reliability and expertise through their accomplished hair maestros, to produce every customer’s true personality and glamour – in other words, keeping it all real. Because today’s digitised world now highlights beauty standards that most of the time are unrealistic – from body shapes to ageless faces and an infinite number of hair trends – Chez Vous, now more than ever, makes it a point to ensure that their approach is holistic, practical, real and always a pampering experience for its customers.

Chez Vous initiated the Expertligent Fix You Programme which sounds like savior for all beauty addicts who often experiment with new products or technologies, and more often than not, damage our own hair/skin/body :( Chez Vous’ team of directors-only hair professionals will receive any customers who have had unsatisfactory treatments or cuts at other salons and redress any damage done. Armed with a team of experts in various disciplines, Chez Vous is more than well equipped to fix and repair sub-optimal results of hair services such as colouring, cutting, straightening, perming, bleaching etc. This program is an ongoing initiative, and free of charge if there is a lapse of less than one week between the treatment in question and the customer’s visit to Chez Vous; this is limited to 1 customer a day and only from Sundays to Thursdays.

Not just that, Chez Vous other unique initiatives will also include cheeky by-appointment only makeover parties coined “Mix, Mingle, Makeover” as well as our #ThursdayisthenewFriday programme once a month where there will be a surprise treat for all guests e.g. macaroon and wine butler service, waive of bills etc., ongoing campaigns and efforts to support emerging designers. As a show of their support, Chez Vous’ shopfront will regularly be transformed by Singapore’s design personalities on the rise.


Sharing with you some Internet Meme and videos created for #chezvousbeautyisreal

Photography: High Fashion Model. Stripped

The Truth About Beauty

Today, you are faced with countless images of beauty that are often digitally enhanced or are altogether unattainable. Models and celebrities present images of perfection in glossy magazines but the fact is, when you take away their make-up and fancy hair styles, those same people actually look “ordinary”…normal…just like you! We want to liberate you from trying to live up to the unrealistic standards, it’s time to start believing in #therealme.

Discovering your beauty is a journey of positive transformation. You may wake up not feeling your best or simply…plain. Let’s face it, looking good recharges you and makes you feel confident. And discovering your own fabulous look is truly a real experience.

All we’re saying is that we understand your predicament. No woman should feel pressured about being beautiful or looking like that supermodel in the glossy magazine. You know those flaws that keep making you feel down? We can help you learn to love them and to realise your full beauty potential. This is what positive transformation is all about.

Left: jacket, tank-top, skirt & leggings from YESAH, by Linda Hao. Collection can be found at SUPERSPACE@Orchard Gateway

The truth about beauty is…it is actually attainable and very much within your reach. You don’t need a photoshopping session to find #therealme. Sure, there are days when we feel like nothing we do will make us look as beautiful as that flawless face in the magazine. But we can help you find your amazing look and guess what? It’s a real experience!

At the end of the day, every woman wants to look beautiful because looking good makes her feel confident and empowered. You don’t have to be a supermodel or top actress to look amazing – remember, without their fancy makeover, they look just like any normal woman. At Chez Vous, beauty is real and we take you through a journey of positive transformation to help you discover your beauty…#therealme. We guarantee no photoshopping and no digital enhancements. It’s time to discover The Real You.

What Is Your Secret To Feeling Beautiful?

What would you choose – a makeover session or a photoshopping session? We show you that beauty is very much within your reach and you can achieve your amazing look through a real experience. No airbrushing and no digital enhancements, just your beautiful self, #therealme. #chezvousbeautyisreal

Open Call For Makeover Transformation For All Women in Singapore

Every woman has an opinion about beauty. And every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. You don’t have to be perfect; we just help you to discover your own look, with the full guarantee of no photoshopping and no digital enhancements. This is a journey of positive transformation and we show you that beauty is attainable and real. All you need is you! #therealme


Remember, discover your natural beauty and celebrate #beautyisreal! :)

15 April 2015

bSoul Hydra Lip review

So, I managed to try an amazing lip product recently - bSoul Hydra Lip - with special thanks to Herine for this sponsorship from Meditrina! :)

I was half-curious and half-skeptical while reading Mia’s review some time back and decided that I really ought to try it for myself after she insisted that “it’s very different!” haha ;)

If you’re new to the bSoul products like me, here’s a brief introduction to the brand:

"bSoul is the first eco-friendly phytoceutical cosmetic line rich in certified active principles. From nature, the performance of a natural but ingredient-rich line, which gives the best to the skin, while respecting the skin and the environment: both of them are a heritage to protect. This is the reason behind the decision to exclude the use of parabens, silicones, petrolatum, paraffin, SLES and of course no testing on animals.
bSoul skin care is truly certified by ICEA (Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute) and well received in Italy. "


I don’t have severe issues with my lips usually, perhaps just a little chapped once in a while when I travel to a cold country or feel "heaty". However, I will welcome a good lip balm any time to prevent problems from occurring at all, especially the high risk of excessive drying due to prolong time spent in the air-conditioned environment (I work, shop, exercise and sleep all under air-conditioning).

The problem with the usual lip balms is that they form a synthetic film over the surface of the lips, causing us to think that our lips are properly moisturized? Such ingredients do not work any further than just the surface and may even cause our own body and skin to forget to function by itself! Otherwise, the lip balm will stay as a protective layer until your next meal or tea, or until you just decided to eat it up to get rid of that oily or waxy feeling over your lips.

On the other hand, the bSoul Hydra Lip is a lip cream that gets absorbed in almost in less than a minute! No more problems with ingesting your lip care product or having oily lips even in the early morning.

How to use?
Simply put on a sparing amount on both lips and rub them lightly against each other like you would do when putting on lipsticks, and viola! The cream is absorbed and your lips get moisturised in an instant.

1. Before the application

2. Immediately after the application

3. Massaging the cream into the lips

4. 1 minute after the application

I didn't find flakes coming off as the cream is massaged into my lips. Probably cos like I've mentioned, I don't usually use lip colour that contains synthetic ingredients or silicon. If you do, worry not to find your lips flaking as it is simply getting rid of the "dead skin cells" caused by the artificial ingredients of your lip products.

However, if you're sharp, there's a red sore-like bump on my lips due to my body being heaty recently. I circled it in step 1 picture for your convenience. This red "sore" actually disappeared after I applied the lip cream. Amazing. It actually calmed down the sore, probably due to the active ingredients used? Or the moisturizing effect of the product simply aided it.

For those who put on lipstick on a daily basis, this lip cream preps your lips well and reduces any waiting time before the lip colour. Hence, great news if you’re looking to shorten your preparation time before heading out every day.

Even for those who do not use lip colour like me, this lip cream moisturizes and reveals the natural nude pink tone of your lips, completing your makeup almost instantaneously.
It definitely served me well for my dinner recently :)

bSoul Hydra-Lip retails at SGD$52 on Meditrina website.

Key HuiZi10% for 10% off your Hydra-Lip purchase. Meaning you can get it at only SGD$46.80! :)

For online members, every $10 spent accumulates 1 credit point. Every 1 credit point offset $1 off  future purchases!


Visit bSoul Singapore Facebook page HERE.

For more products endorsed by Meditrina, click HERE.

19 March 2015


Attended first ever #BlogMeetSG - an unique networking session for bloggers & brands in Singapore to connect last month. It was held at Edit Lifestyle, wonderfully organised by fellow blogger, Lucy Waring.

Here's gorgeous Lucy :)

Edit Lifestyle

Tudor Court, 137-139 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247927
6836 5686

After a meet-and-greet with Lucy, we roamed around Edit Lifestyle boutique to explore and also pamper our tummies a little.

One of the attraction for the event was Leela's Fine Chocolates.
Leela's fine chocolates are handmade in Singapore using Europe's couverture chocolates. Check out their unique Lunar New Year flavors such as Mandarin Ganache Chocolate and Pineapple Tarts Milk/White Chocolate! Absolutely love their signature sea salt caramel chocolate that oozes out fragrant, liquid salted caramel once you bite into it

Look how lovely she can make chocolates into!

Even something for the man ;)

Not only were we pampered with fine chocolates, there were also macarons from Hediard Cafe which are so irresistible! I believe I've found a new favourite 

(Mia secretly counted how many I ate T.T Only errrrrr 4? not a lot mah? hor? :X)

After the snacks and drinks, we had Bill, founder of Hat of Cain introduced us to their signature Panama hats and how to wear it correctly!

Hat of Cain only opens on Saturday 11am - 5pm, or via appointment for private hat fittings.

Us in style with our #HatofCain's Signature Panama hats! 

Each of the sponsoring brands has also contributed samples of their artisan products for the gift bags given to the bloggers.

Top left to right:
Simone Irani silk thread bangles for a pop of colour
Naakka Enterprises leather key chain to keep our keys pretty, I love the nude shade!
Tamarind Living handmade jungle animal gift tag

Center left to right:
Katharos Organics skincare samples
Havaroma aromastick that helps to de-stress and re-energize
Just My Type greeting card for loved ones

Bottom left to right:
Appletree 100% cotton muslin for children or gifts
Jasper Living beaded bracelets



Would like to share these gifts with you all. Simply leave a comment with your choice of gift and email address and I'll pick a person for each gift! :)
Applicable for anyone with a valid Singapore mailing address and items will be sent via normal postage.

Giveaway ends 30 April.

1) Simone Irani silk thread bangles for a pop of colour

2) Tamarind Living handmade jungle animal gift tag

4) Jasper Living beaded bracelets

5) Just My Type greeting card for loved ones