Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bio-essence Giveaway Result - 3 Lucky Winners Selected

Thanks to all readers for participating in my first blog giveaway and Bio-essence for sponsoring the products. I really enjoys reading all your comments. Hopefully i can organize more of such giveaways in the future so that more readers can get a chance to also try out the beauty products that are featured in my blog. 3 lucky winners have been randomly selected (using  for this giveaway and i will also be including a piece of But Becky Age-Lock & Moisturizing Wild Yam Mask for each winner :)

And the 3 winners are:

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Congrats and please send me an email at with your full name and address by 6 February 2013 so that i can send out the products by end of next week.

Updated 12 Feb 2013
All prizes have been sent out and received by the winners :) 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Laneige Presents: A Season of Love At Wisma Atria, L1 (From Now Till 3 Feb 2013)

Join Laneige at Wisma Atria, L1, from today till 3 Feb as the popular Korean beauty brand present to you, their Love Recipe Limited Edition Collection. Exciting daily specials, tarot card readings about your 2013 love journey or take a picture at their cupid photo booth are planned out for you!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review Of But Becky Age-Lock & Moisturizing Wild Yam Mask


Give your skin a princess treat with this skin pampering mask from Taiwan which has recently launched in Singapore and is available at selected Watsons stores. Indulge in the latest mask from Taiwan - But Becky, made for asian skin. Not only does it helps relief your skin concerns, the mask also gives your skin a lift with its double woven mask sheet designed with ear hooks! But Becky has 4 types of masks for various skin concerns and i was glad to be sponsored  a box of anti-ageing mask (8 pieces) for review by Thanks Sarina for sending me the masks :)

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More information:
But Becky masks are dermatologically tested, oil free, non-comedogenic, mild and gentle. It is suitable for all skin type and aims to give you youthful, radiant and anti-wrinkle skin.

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The main ingredient in this anti-ageing mask is Chinese yam which is rich with the botanical DHEA, Vitamin C and E. Wild yam is perfect for delaying the ageing process of your skin while balancing sebum and hydrates skin with natural minerals. Elastic fiber and Collagen revitalizes and regenerate skin cells for a smoother and youthful skin.

But Becky mask are made using the double woven technique which makes it highly stretchable to fit all kinds of face shapes and sizes. Its diamond pattern double lifting mask contains elastic fabric which helps in rapid absorption of the serum and also give users a double lifting effect.

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My Review:
I love the cute and lovely packaging of the mask. It does not contain any harsh ingredients that might irritate my skin but some might find the Chinese medicinal smell of the main ingredient wild yam abit strong during initial use but the smell is bearable after awhile.

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But Becky mask also comes with ear hooks like the popular Sexylook masks and i only need to stretch the mask slightly to fit my face shape. The stretching does not damage the mask and my only complain is that it does not fit my nose area completely. I love the texture of the mask which feels comfortable on my skin and it was a relaxing 15 minutes of skin pampering session.

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Skin feels refreshed, supple and firmer after removing mask and patting remaining essence lightly on my face. T-zone area does not feel oily and stay that way till the next day. I can't wait to purchase the other But Becky mask from Watsons to try out :) Do like But Becky Facebook Page & Secretive SG's Facebook Page for more updates and promotions and thanks for reading my review.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Metro Cardmembers' Hongbao Preview Special - 20% Storewide (24 Jan 2013)

Welcome this Lunar New Year with 20% off storewide. A 1-day only preview event exclusively for Metro & UOB Cardmembers’. Head on down to your nearest Metro store on 24 January 2013 from 10am-10pm to enjoy exclusive offers.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Review Of Bio-essence Bio Spring Water

If you have been following the 9pm Chinese drama on Channel 8 daily, you would definitely have seen the Bio-essence Miracle Bio Spring Water advertisement starring my favorite Hong Kong TVB actress Linda Chung. Are you as tempted as me to give it a try too? Bio-essence Bio-Spring Water fits both genders and works for all age groups, not just for the face but also for the body and hair.

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I have never been a user of such facial water spray and sometimes wonder if it really works. However i was curious about the product after seeing its advertisements on TV and reading positive reviews  of it online by users. I was delighted when i was sponsored the product for review by Bio-essence and could not wait to give it a try :)

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Thanks Bio-essence for the sponsored 100ml Bio Spring Water :)

More information about the product:
Bio-essence Bio Spring Water is ideal for sensitive skin and helps to soothe problematic skin with just a spray. Skin cells suffer from fatigue and skin dullness from environmental aggressions and mineral deficiencies. Trace minerals are essential minerals required by human health. It accelerates skin healing process and gives the skin sufficient hydration to improve on skin roughness. The Bio Spring Water is uniquely low in mineral content yet rich in trace minerals to ensure 2X cooling, soothing, softening, moisturizing and anti-irritating effects. 

Ideal for all skin types, Bio Spring Water is the coolest spring water that yields the best soothing, anti-irritation and calming effects on skin. Adapting unique Bio-technology to combine Spring Water and Bio-Energy Fluid, Bio Spring Water contains trace mineral to create energy to stimulate blood and oxygen circulation. 

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Directions of use:
Hold the bottle at a distance not less than 20 cm from targeted area and spray onto face/ skin/ hair and pat it dry gently. (Do not need to pat dry after makeup)

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My Review:
I love this product and finds it really suitable for our warm Singapore weather. I find myself reaching for it during days where it is really hot and my T-zone area sometimes feels abit oily after i had gone out for lunch and feels hot and sticky. With just a spray of the Bio Spring Water, it instantly helps to soothe and refresh my skin without drying it. I can also substitute the use of blotting paper with the Bio Spring Water as it is efficient in helping to control my oily T-zone area after being out in the sun. I can also spray some over my makeup to give it a dewy look and help the makeup last longer. It is also really useful for those who works in an air-conditioned environment and you can give your skin a moisture boost with just a spray. I would definitely repurchase this product and have also been using it on my hair and body.

Bio-essence has kindly sponsored 3 bottles of travel sized Bio Spring Water (25ml each) for readers of my blog and if you are interested in giving it a try, do leave a comment below on why you wish to try the product with your name and email address and i will randomly pick 3 lucky winners.

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Do note that this giveaway is only for readers with a Singapore mailing address and i will reveal the winners here on 31 January 2013. Good luck and thanks for reading the review :)

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Updated 12 Feb 2013
All prizes have been sent out and received by the winners :) 

Yummy Lunch Treat @ Mayim :)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review Of NEW Biore Skin Caring Cleanser Series & Scrub

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Biore, the popular Japanese drugstore brand which i'm sure alot of readers are familiar with has made improvements to their facial cleanser series. The new Biore Facial foam has high cleansing ability with zero irritation to the skin. It is able to give the skin a thorough cleanse without stripping off skin’s natural moisture. I was delighted when i was offered a chance to review this new skin caring cleanser series. Thanks Elfaine for sending me the facial foam mild (for normal to combination skin) and facial scrub.

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Biore facial foam comes in a lovely new packaging and there are 4 different types of facial foam to suit various skin concerns. You can refer to the table below to find out which facial foam suits you more:

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More information about the newly improved facial foam:

Cleanses & Improves. 1 minute is all you need. This new improved and made in Japan series launched on 3rd Jan 2013 in Singapore and i was happy to receive a set for review last month :)

It boost a new Skin Purifying Technology:
- High Cleansing Efficacy vs competitors
- No penetration to skin = No damage to skin
- The first cleanser that works to rebalance skin – reduce oil at T-zone (forehead and nose) and replenish moisture at U- zone (cheek and chin).
- Non residue, Non irritating, Vitalize Skin!

My Review:

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To me, the basic requirements for a good cleanser - it should leave skin feeling well-cleansed, moistened and soft after use and not contain any harsh ingredients which may cause dryness, irritations or breakouts to skin. The Biore Facial Foam satisfy all my basic requirements for a good cleanser and i have been using it daily for the past 2 weeks :) I love that it is really suitable for my combination skin and T-zone area appears less oily. I also love its light flora scent which makes cleansing my skin a pleasant and refreshing experience. 

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Cleansing my face is a breeze as i only need to use a small amount of cleanser and it turns foamy after i lather with some water!

Skin feels refreshed, well cleansed and smooth without the dry and uncomfortable tight feeling that some facial cleanser caused me. Next is my review of the facial scrub.

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I love the tiny exfoliating beads found in the scrub which did not cause any discomfort or irritations to my skin. It is so mild and gentle to the skin that you can use it daily although i prefers to use it twice a week and use the facial foam for daily use. I notice my skin looking brighter and feels smoother instantly after using the scrub. My hubby also gave it a try and he also loves it. It is important to use a mild facial scrub once a week to remove the dead skins cells and to prevent clogged pores and the dreaded breakouts. With regular exfoliation, our skin is also better able to absorb the skincare products we apply.

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I find the prices of Biore cleanser series and scrub really reasonable and value for money as it is made in Japan. I love using Japanese skincare products as they are known for producing quality products that are suitable for Asians. Overall i love this updated cleansing series and would likely do a repurchase if i'm looking for a drugstore brand facial foam and scrub as i find it works as well or even better than some of the branded cleansers i have used.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tsubaki Head Spa Extra Cleansing - My Favorite Clarifying Shampoo :)

Massaging your scalps not only de-stresses you after a hard day at work but also cleanses your scalp deeply. Tsubaki Head Spa Extra Cleansing has won the best shampoo - Scalp Clarifying in the Singapore Women's Weekly magazine. Massage with the award winning Tsubaki Head Spa Extra Cleansing to achieve clarified scalps. I have been using this shampoo once a week for several months and finds it really effective in washing away waste and impurities from the scalp and hair and leaving it feeling refreshed and throughly cleansed! You can purchase it at all Watsons stores and there was a 10% discount off its retail price of S$15.90 when i bought a bottle yesterday :)


Friday, January 11, 2013

SK-II Bridal Glow Set - The Perfect Gift For Bride-To-Be

Do you have loved ones or friends getting married and you are clueless on what wedding gift to get for her? Give her the gift of crystal clear skin for her big day so that she can get a beautiful Bridal Glow in 14 days by enhancing her usual skincare regimen. The SK-II Bridal Glow Set is available at the following counters: Takashimaya, Tangs (Orchard, Vivocity) Metro (Paragon, Woodlands), Isetan (Scotts, Tampines, Serangoon, Katong), Robinsons (Centrepoint, Raffles City), BHG Bugis and OG People’s Park for S$382 while stocks last. It includes two of SK-II award-winning Cellumination products and a special bath set (exfoliate and massage skin) to help make the big day a special one.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Your Sleep Positions Reveal About Your Personality

Saw this shared from a friend's Facebook and finds it interesting and decided to share on my blog too :) Ever wondered if your sleeping position means something? Well, take a look and see if this is true!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Get Your Favorite Shu Uemura Products At Generous New Prices

To celebrate Shu Uemura's 30th anniversary, you can now get 30 of your beloved shu uemura products at generous new prices.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Love My Birthday Gift From Hubby - Limited Edition Casio Baby G Watch :)

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These models comes with a special Girls' Generation packaging and a specially designed UV mirror imprinted with Baby-G added to a stylized Girls’ Generation logo. Since the colour of the mirror cover changes when exposed to UV, it serves an added function of protecting the skin of the user from UV exposure.

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Wearing my lovely cool watch while out celebrating my birthday :)