Monday, April 22, 2013

Review Of New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment Range

I'm sure most readers are familiar with this popular Japanese Haircare brand and i'm also a fan of its products and have gotten good results from using its shampoo and conditioner. I was delighted when i was sponsored a set of the new ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range for review. The sponsorship comes at a great time as my hair has been dry and frizzy after giving birth due to hormonal changes. Thanks Elfaine for sending me the product in a lovely ASIENCE box which i can use to store my beauty products.

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For those who are not familiar with the brand, the new ASIENCE is made for Asian women who wish to improve their hair beauty. Its “Fundamental Hair Beautifying Care from Scalp to Hair” is based on the Asian Beauty philosophy. Keeping the essence of the Asian philosophy of “beauty from within”, new ASIENCE takes the Asian Beauty philosophy one step further to “improve from the inside so that beauty shines on the outside.”

Stepping out of house with the perfect hair, only to find your confidence waning by mid-day? With Singapore’s humid weather creating undesirable frizz and flyaway, having silky-smooth hair would seem almost unattainable. Now achieving beautiful hair that lasts all day is just a step away with the New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range. Complement your hair care regime with this luxurious Leave-on Treatment that pampers your hair like no other.

Containing ASIENCE’s exclusive Beauty Essences (Lotus Flower, Camellia Oil, Pearl and Shell Ginger Leaf), the range provides intensive repair and moisturizes hair from within. Enhanced with a hair ‘veiling’ ingredient, ASIENCE’s advanced Moisture-Lock Complex retains moisture to give long-lasting smoothness and manageability, so you can flaunt those silky tresses at any moment, everyday!

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The New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range comes in three different formats – Oil, Milk and Water- to suit the preferences of every Asian woman:

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1) ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Oil (28ml) – For severely dry and damaged hair. Concentrated yet non-oily, it intensively repairs and retains moisture to keep hair glossy and healthy.

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2) ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Milk (100ml) – For dry and frizzy hair. Nourishing yet non-greasy, it instantly repairs and retains moisture to keep hair beautifully soft and healthy.

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3) ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Water (200ml) – For tangled and untamed hair. Light as water, it instantly repairs and retains moisture without weighing your hair down.

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My Review
Dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair are common hair problems faced by us ladies leaving in sunny and humid Singapore and i gave the treatment water a try after washing and conditioning my hair and finds that it helps my hair feels softer, smoother and much more manageable. I also tried the treatment milk and noticed an improvement in my hair condition. Check out the photos i took before and after applying the product.

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Before applying product

After applying product and blow drying my hair
The products in this new range are all suitable for daily use and makes achieving smooth and manageable hair all day no longer just a dream :) New ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment range retails at $14.90 and is available from April 2013 at selected hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies. Do give it a try if you wish to give your hair some additional pampering ;)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Review Of ZA Total Hydration BB Cream SPF 43 UV +++

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As mentioned in my 2013 BB cream wish list, i have been looking for a new BB cream to try out since finishing my Ettusais Mineral BB cream. I was thinking of getting the new Clarins BB cream which is an extension of their hugely popular UV Plus HP sunscreen series. However i decided to get the ZA BB cream instead after reading the March 2013 issue of Her World magazine and that it had won the Editor's choice for Best BB cream. I was curious if it works as well or even better than the BB cream from the higher end beauty brands.

The ZA BB cream retails for only S$15.90 for a 20 ml tube. The BB cream in my wish lists are much more expensive and i would rather try a sample first before purchasing it. I had gotten samples of BB cream from Clarins, Kiehl and Philosophy while i was at Tangs Orchard stocking up on some skincare products last month before giving birth but have not gotten the time to try the samples as i'm busy taking care of my baby boy and also seriously sleep deprived from all the night feedings. I tried out the ZA BB cream several times last month and read on for my review of it. I will try to share my thoughts on the other BB cream when i managed to squeeze in some time to blog while baby is sleeping.

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I always finds it a joy when i discovers a good quality drugstore brand beauty products that is easy on the wallet and works equally well compared to higher end beauty brands which are more costly and might not always work on my skin :) I'm glad i have discovered alot of quality drugstore brand beauty products via sponsorship opportunities given to me through my blog and hope to share more of such products with readers.

I got a really good deal while i was at Watsons awhile back as they were having 20% discount for selected ZA products  + additional 5% discount for members. I only paid S$12.08 after discount for the BB cream and ended up paying S$7.05 after deducting S$5 using my Watsons points :) Thats why i love shopping for my favorite drugstore brand beauty products at Watsons and being a member as it gives me numerous benefits and savings ;)

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Now read on for more information about the product and my review :)

Product Information Of ZA BB Cream

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This power-packed BB cream features a total of 12 benefits in one tube, promises adequate hydration and even boasts sunscreen properties. It contains sebum-absorbing powder which helps keep shine at bay while making use of a Vitamin B derivative to give your skin that radiance and glow. This first BB cream by ZA was introduced last year and boosts foundation coverage. It also contains amino mineral complex, which is said to deeply moisturise and reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. The SPF 43 rating firmly protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, with the cream being tested by dermatologists to be non-pore clogging.

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Ingredient lists
Perfect for use as a makeup base or as your foundation, the cream contains a Poreless Powder, which is said to diffuse light and minimise the look of pores on your skin. The Colour Control powder reportedly corrects dullness, and uneven skin, to give a natural-looking finish while the Oil Control Powder allows the cream to be spread evenly and effortlessly on the skin.

My Review

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I love the simple packaging of the product and the small size fits easily into my makeup pouch and is easy to carry around. The product is made in Taiwan and comes in only 1 shade. I was initially worried that it would be too dark for my skin tone as i'm quite fair but i was really pleased with the results after applying the BB cream which gives me a natural and radiant look. It is perfect for those who prefers light makeup and feels comfortable on my skin and is even better than the Ettusais BB cream which is more suitable for those with combination and oily skin. The ZA BB cream should be suitable for all skin types.

I also love its light flora scent and lightweight texture which absorbs easily onto my skin making application a breeze. It provides decent oil control and medium coverage and i can just go out after applying the BB cream. Overall this product is really value for money and a great find for me. It also did not irritate my skin and i would highly recommend this product to readers who wish to save money on their beauty products and students on a tight budget. ZA has also introduced a new Whitening BB Cream and i can't wait to try it out soon. Do share your thoughts on the new BB cream if you have tried it.


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