WIN WIN WIN!!!

Hey guys! I’ve some goodies to share with you today! Here are some of the giveaway contests that are offering awesome freebies! What’s even more exciting is that you don’t have to spend any money or even do much!

Just some clicking would help you in your chances of winning! Easy peasy right? 😉

1st contest giveaway :

As you guys may have already known, I’ve set up my own online shop and we are currently holding a giveaway contest!

It’s really simple! Just follow these steps and tadah! You’re done! 🙂

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This dress is one of my favourite pick from this collection! You’ll never go wrong with basic colours such as black and white! Never ever! 🙂

2nd contest giveaway :

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Simply follow these steps :

1. ‘Like’  Tianpo Facebook page

2. ‘Like’ the link to my blog post on TianPo’s Heart on Fire Collection

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3. Sit back and relax. You stand a chance to win a $1.4k diamond pendant from TianPo from their Illa Collection!

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Now, how does that sound huh? 🙂

3. 3rd contest giveaway

In collaboration with Hitachi, OMY.sg has generously invited and sponsored beauty bloggers to try out Hitachi’s new beauty product – Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool!

You can read all of my reviews on this awesome product here!

Psst, did I mention that it’s Japan’s TOP selling beauty device? 😉

Just follow these steps :

1. Vote for me (4th video thumbnail image on the 1st row from the left) here!

2. Fill in the required particulars on the page below

3. Stand a chance to win these wonderful beauty goodies :

8 LUCKY VOTERS EACH GET TO WALK AWAY WITH $260 WORTH OF PRIZES:
– Ultra-Portable Battery-operated Ion Cleansing Device (model NC-5510 (S) )
– Electric Eyelash Curler (model HR-530)

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My Online Shop!

The time has finally come! I am back being a boss… I know I’ve countless online shops before but products were mostly on a pre-order basis. However, I’d decided to take a chance this time round and bring in instocks! I know how long waiting time is such an ass for pre-orders so I’m hoping that things would change for the better this time round!

My entrepreneurial (or rather, techopreneurship) spirit has been growing fiercely in me ever since I was young. I’ve been selling clothes, accessories, shoes, handmade accessories such as earings, necklaces and bracelets and I had even went to the extend to design shoes to sell! I’ve even customised some for customers – who were my niece and nephew la.

Take a look!

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But I’d decided to cease operations because it was very time-consuming and lots of efforts were required. Plus, I was still a full-time student at that time during Uni days… and although you can’t convert some intangible into monetary value, it was quite obvious that the effort, time, blood and sweat, not forgetting the numerous of materials required did not justify the price of the shoes. Furthermore, I can’t be pricing my items too high too.

Yup, so here’s my new online shop :

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Here are some of the beautiful and exquisite clothes we have brought in for you!

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Please lend your support okay?

Spread this news to your friends and families too! 🙂

Visit Golden Ferris Wheel today!!!

April 2013 Bellabox!

Received yet another pretty Bellabox for this month!

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Do note that not everyone receives the same contents.

Here’s what I’ve got :

  • The Skin Pharmacy Collagen Building Serum

  • Nuxe Crème Fraîche 24HR De Beauté Light

  • Hadatuko UPG Marine Collagen Drink 10000mg

  • Twistband Headbands Tie Dye 3 pack

  • Bioderma Atoderm Gel

  • Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel

Click here to view what other products have been included in April 2013’s issue.

Look forward to beautiful surprises?

Look no further and sign up with Bellabox today!

Special skin care tips during ‘that time of the month’

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Came across a very useful article which I found very interesting at the same time, and I would like to share it with you girls today.

For your easy reference, here’s the whole article.

Did you know that there are some special skin care tips for your period that you should keep in mind? You’ve probably noticed that your skin goes through some changes whenever that times of the months rolls around, right? Well, there are some things we can do to help make that time easier on our skin. Keep reading below for seven easy skin care tips for you period!

1. THE PILL

Before we get into these skin care tips for your period, I just wanted to add that these tips probably won’t apply to you if you’re on birth control. Birth control has been known to help calm or, in some cases, eradicate acne by reducing sebum, so it’s very likely that you won’t experience the same symptoms as those who don’t take birth control. According to the Mayo Clinic, birth control is considered as an acne treatment when other treatments and prescriptions fail to work.
2. HYDRATE SKIN

A great skin care tip for when you’re on your period and really anytime is to keep your skin well hydrated with a good moisturizer. Experts say that your skin is more sensitive and tends to be drier when you’re PMSing and when you’re on your period, so it needs oil-free or comedogenic moisturizers to keep skin balanced during this stressful time.
3. MASK IMPERFECTIONS

Another way to pamper your skin during your period is to use a moisturizing or exfoliating mask to moisturize dull and dry skin or get rid of flaky skin and balance it out. Not only will a mask improve the look and feel of your skin, it’s a fab way to relax and treat yourself to something nice while you’re going through something not so nice!

4. BE GENTLE

Another skin care tip to remember while you’re on your period is to use gentle skin care products. Your skin is more sensitive and can appear splotchy, puffy or washed out. Use calming skin care products with anti-inflammatory effects to soothe your skin and even things out. Look for skin care products with ingredients like chamomile or green tea.
5. GET GLOWING

During this time you might also feel like your skin looks extra dull. But who says you can’t fake a healthy glow?! Low estrogen and prostaglandins are responsible for making skin appear dull and have a pallor to it. Combat the effects of prostaglandins and estrogen by using a skin care or beauty product with light reflecting particles in it to give your skin a healthy but faux glow.
6. ACID WASH

I know the term acid can sound intimidating when it comes to skin care products but it’s actually a friend to our skin! Using products containing salicylic acid can help gently remove excess skin, help prevent pores from clogging and help in the treatment of rosacea and acne, namely blackheads. Look for products like cleansers, astringents and serums that contain salicylic acid.
7. BE CONSISTENT

Another way to combat the maddening effects of your period on your skin is to be consistent with your skin care regimen all month long. Be proactive with your skin care and not reactive so you can nip any impending skin issues in the bud. You’ve probably noticed that your skin changes during certain times of the month, not just during your period, so be consistent!

Many times it seems like the condition is totally out of our control during our period but there are some things we can do to improve the situation. I hope these simple skin care tips make skin care during your period a little bit easier. If you have persistent skin care problems despite taking good care of your skin, be sure to consult a healthcare professional. Do you have any skin care tips for when you’re on your period?

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As ladies, our skin condition and complexion is definitely one of the most important aspect of our appearance that we pay utmost attention to.

Personally, I would experience pimples and aches when my period is nearing. This is mainly due to hormonal changes in our bodies, which is perfectly normal. I’ve not tried any oral medication to curb these hormonal changes because it’s just part and parcel of being a woman. Furthermore, taking such pills that mess around with your hormones is definitely not beneficial at all. It might even backfire.

The acne-prone areas would be my T-zone areas where most sebum are produced. Usually, when I’m lucky, small pimples would pop out here and there, though either 1 or 2, they usually clear up quite fast, with the help of pimple cream of course. I’m using Mentholatum Tea Tree oil. Oxy pimple creams are too strong for me and they easily dry out the acne areas. This produces not only scrabs but dry skin that peels off and flakes. Now, this is really annoying especially when you have to apply make up because foundation powder and concealers cannot hide these dried out blemishes. Plus, logically the make up around these areas would wear out more easily right? Clogging them with make up makes things worse too.

Other than pimples, I noticed that my skin will be oilier than usual and the need to touch up my make up becomes more often. I totally can’t stand oily reflective shiny skin and touching up with more powder becomes inevitable. Notice that I’m not a fan of slapping lots of make up on? That’s because cosmetics aren’t even beneficial for your skin in the first place. I don’t use liquid foundation because it’s too thick and troublesome for me. So compact powders are good enough.

You may want to blot your skin but usually I don’t. However, if it works for you, then stick to that.

I think those tips offered in the article is quite logical and seems beneficial. I’ll just try to accommodate them into my skin care regime during nearing ‘that time of the month’ as well as during that period. Hopefully it would do my skin some good that it deserves.

Hope you girls enjoyed the article and found it useful too! 🙂

Cheers to being a woman ❤

Article : http://skincare.allwomenstalk.com/skin-care-tips-for-your-period

How to use the Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool and Final Verdict on it

So we have come to an end of reviewing this beauty device by Hitachi which is Japan’s TOP selling beauty gadget!

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Unsurprisingly, this ionising device certainly deserves to be ranked the MOST popular and sellable product because of all the amazing effects it can offer!

As we have seen previously on my review on how Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool has helped to minimise and tighten my pores as well as to remove a substantial amount of blackheads on my nose and cheek areas!

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Besides these visible results, what I have noticed after using Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool is that my skin feels much softer, smoother and more supple! Applying make-up is now an easy feat with smooth glides over my face. My skin feels cleaner and less oily on the T-zone areas too as I have combination skin type (Oily T-zone and slight dryness on other areas)

I guess it didn’t earned its name for nothing! 😉

To ensure that you achieve the best and optimal results that this little godlike device is able to pamper your skin with, here’s a tutorial video on how to use the Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool the proper and right way!

Psst, it’s also my first ever video I’ve done, so pardon the unprofessional-ism. :p

Stay hello to a more radiant glowy skin today with HadaCRiE Cool! :)

HadaCRiE Cool is sold at Gain City Marina Square & Changi City Point and Parisilk 46 East Coast Road #01-01 East Gate, retailing at $499! :)

Stand a chance to win these awesome beauty products by voting for your favourite blogger! 🙂

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Win an Exclusive One-on-One Consultation with the famous Beverly Hills Dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi & More!

Beverly Hills Dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi is in town for the first time to launch his skincare brand, ZO Skin Health. For this intimate event, Dr Zein Obagi had kindly offered exclusive tickets, a complimentary buffet lunch worth $100 and a Goodie bag with ZO Skin Health products worth more than $200 to 3 of our dearest members.


Dr. Zein Obagi, a world-renowned dermatologist who pioneered skin health more than 20 years ago and is also the originator of the Obagi Nu-Derm® System.

Obagi Nu-Derm® Systems beautifully transform your skin to look younger and more radiant. The Nu-Derm System is specially formulated to prevent the signs of aging at the cellular level to reveal flawless, healthy skin. The Nu-Derm System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within… revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.

Witness beauty myths getting busted and understand the latest age-reversing skincare treatment backed by extensive R&D. You will also be educated on the ground-breaking ZO® Skin Health Circle™ philosophy which goes beyond the surface. Dr Zein Obagi will also assess the right mix of clinic treatments with daily care.

Event details30 April 2013, Tuesday12 noon to 2pmRaffles City Convention Centre, Atrium Ballroom, Level 3

The best 3 participants will win a free ticket to the event worth S$80 and an exclusive one-on-one consultation with the famous Beverly Hills Dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi.

If lady luck is not always on your side, don’t be discouraged! We will also choose 10 participants who can enjoy a discounted price of $40 per ticket (U.P. $80)

For our Members only!

All 3 winners and the 10 chosen participants (residing in Singapore only) will receive a complimentary buffet lunch worth $100 and a Goodie bag with ZO Skin Health products worth more than $200.

Tell us why you would like to meet Dr Zein in person in no less than 10 words here!

Aesthetics Hub Admin will reply the best 3 answers here below on 24 April at noon. Do drop by to check if you are the lucky winner!

Contest ends on 24 April 2013.


Good Luck!

Beauty Review – Liese Bubble Hair Color Jewel Pink

Sponsored Review

I don’t wish to hide this anymore, but all along, I’ve been dyeing my hair on my own. I seldom visit the hair salons (which might be a bad thing and cause of the split ends due to the lack of pampering hair treatments I ought to shower my poor hair with).

But as you know, dyeing hair at salons are waaaay too expensive, especially if you have long waist-length hair like mine. Moreover, I am not a fan of waiting hours after hours after hours just to get my hair dyed, washed, blown, washed again…

Thus, ever since Liese introduced their DIY bubble hair dyes, I’m elated and have been depending on them for my hair colours.

I know it’s an extremely tedious work to do everything by yourself. I get ‘shocked’ reactions and the disbelief from my family, friends and colleagues whenever I told them I DIY-ed myself. If you are not certain that you can do a good job or would prefer someone else to do it for you at the comfort of your own home, then so be it! Get your family, domestic helper or even a friend!

Was quite excited when I was offered this sponsorship by Liese but had to contemplate awhile because ‘Jewel Pink’ didn’t seem quite appropriate for work. Sad but true, I’d regretted not dyeing my hair a little redder when I was still a student 😦

So naturally, I did my homework before agreeing to take up this sponsorship by reading other bloggers’ reviews and viewing images for myself too.

Turns out that ‘Jewel Pink’ won’t make you look like Lady GaGa or Pink.

In fact, the tinge of pink is extremely faint.

The sponsorship came the right time because my black roots were already showing and being a perfectionist, I had to do something about it.

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Given in a cute basket filled with a lovely pink rose and hot pink hair band! 🙂

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Before and After pics!

Before

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Here’s a step by step process of using Liese Bubble Hair Dye.

Step 1 :

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Pour Bottle ‘1’ into Bottle ‘2’.

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Cap Bottle ‘2’ when done and shake it up and done, though not vigorously.

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If you are unsure how to mix the 2 liquids together, this simple illustration should help.

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After shaking.

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Let the mixture settle down for about 2 to 3 mins. You will witness a colour change.

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Put on your gloves. You can put them on from the start.

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You just have to press at the middle portion of the bottle and it will filtered out as bubble puffs!

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Tadah!

Few tips to DIY at home : Wear a really old shirt you don’t want or cut out a head-hole from a piece of newspaper and wear it over your head to prevent staining your shirt. Either that, you can use a poncho you don’t want because determining the size of the head-hole is quite difficult.

Apply the bubble hair dye to your hair as how you would when shampoo-ing. Make sure you have covered all areas to prevent patches. Just dispense the foam, apply on hair and massage.

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After

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OOTD and this is how the colour looks like indoors.

OOTD and this is how the colour looks like indoors.

Despite dyeing on a already coloured hair, the results were not too bright and still suitable for work, well unless you aren’t allowed to dye your hair at all.

Please note that the colour results might differ due to few factors :

  1. The time you left the hair dye on (I left it for approx 30mins)
  2. The absorption rate and intensity of your own hair. Applicable to those with thick black hair and have experienced difficulties in absorbing hair dyes. You may wish to leave it on longer.
  3. You hair colour PRIOR to using the bubble hair dye. Mine was brown before I redyed it.

What I like about Liese Bubble Hair dye  :

  1. Added with Honey as a moisturising agent – Really helps! My hair still feels ultra smooth despite washing it for the 3rd day after dyeing! 
  2. Provided with after-care treatment – conditioner – this is really good. I wished they could produce this as a conditioner itself.
  3. User-friendly and instructions are simple to comprehend. You’ll get the hang of it once you are a frequent user like me.
  4. Gloves provided as well.

Overall rating :

5 stars

 

 

Beauty Reviews – Sasatine Aloe & Olive Mask and SkinBiotics

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Remember I blogged about trying out Skinbotics just about a week or so ago?

10 days into trying it out, I have to say that I am utterly disappointed in it.

Despite the ravings which you would come across by googling, I might just be the first to rant about it.

I wouldn’t say that Reactiv 01 doesn’t prove itself to be effective in terms of lightening your skin and to promote better skin complexion and radiance, but ever since I’ve been consuming it, I have had breakouts.

Why am I 99.9999% sure that the breakouts were/are caused by Skinbotics?

  1. I know I have done up an entry post about face mapping with regards to the acne locations on your face and its meaning, and I have experienced breakouts at zone 2 (in between my brows), zone 9 (on my right cheek) and zone 12 (on my chin) and not really zone 7 (nose – but inside my nostrils!). 
  2. I may be blessed with quite a good skin complexion and with the understanding of my own skin, I do know that I don’t breakout except when it’s nearing that time of the month due to hormonal changes.
  3. I have not used ‘new’ products which might attribute to this cause.
  4. I do not have sensitive skin or any known skin allergy, so I don’t usually breakout when experimenting with new products.
  5. I have been breaking out ever since the consumption of Skinbotics.
  6. It might due to stress, I will not rule out this factor since my exams are just next month and I’m cramping for it. But usually, I do not breakout consistently even when under stress.
  7. I will try and see if it’s really the cause by stopping my consumption for the time being. But it might not be 100% accurate because the time of the month is nearing (P*Log reminded me) and I’m still quite stressed out by exams. This also explains that I am only 99.9999% certain that the breakouts were caused by Skinbotics Reactiv 01.

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Because I was breaking out and still am, I’ve decided to cast aside my laziness and slap a mask on it. Because Aloe Vera has soothing and calming properties on red skin, I decided to slap on any Aloe vera mask I could find at home. This also served as a reminder that I should stock up other brands of aloe vera mask should this current mask from Sasatine not work, because I’ve never trusted house brands.

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Pros :

  • Skin looked brighter instantly
  • Quite well-hydrated
  • Didn’t cause extra oiliness the next morning (I usually wake up to a slightly oily skin the next day)
  • Contained lots of essence to lather and massage on your face and neck after mask removal
  • Might have helped to calm down 1 of my breakouts – but might be due to the pimple cream I applied (I’m using Mentholatum).

Cons :

  • Sheet mask is made of poor quality. Tore it even were mere slight strength. TWICE.

Overall rating :

3 stars

I think it’s still acceptable and since I’m on tight budget (due to overspending on shopping =x) and I still have tons of other masks lying around, I’ll stick to this for the time being when I need to calm my skin down.

*This is not an advertorial.

Hitachi HadaCRiE – Cleansing Mode Review

2 weeks ago, I’ve reviewed on the moisturising mode that Hitachi HadaCRiE has to offer and now I’m back with my review on its cleansing mode!

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Following the same steps as before, choose the ‘Cleansing’ mode and start gently massaging your skin right away!

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Here are the results 2 weeks into using this wonderful beauty gadget! For cleansing and removing of dirt and impurities, I’ve used Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion.

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I belong to the combination skin type, with oily T-zone and occasional dry-skin around my nose area. Sometimes I peel for no apparent reason. 😦

Also, due to the Singapore’s climate and food culture, open pores and black heads are often common problems of the ladies here and I am not that lucky to be excluded.

But I’m considered to have a thoroughly cleansed skin after removing my make up and washing my face as compared to other users because the dirt extracted are very minute! I don’t think it’s any issues that lie with the beauty gadget, but perhaps the make-up remover and cleanser I’ve  been using is really effective! Since Hitachi HadaCRiE works for the rest, logically it should work for me too right? 😉

But one pleasant effect is that my pores have been minimised tremendously, leaving a few open pores and blackheads. For a 2 week usage, I think Hitachi HadaCRiE has proved to be awesome so far! I can safely vouch that it does work towards achieving that flawless skin every girl can dream of!

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If you are looking at just a ‘cleansing’ beauty device, Hitachi also offers FaceCRiE (NC-5610 and NC-5510(S)).

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Comes in 4 pretty colours! 🙂

Hitachi FaceCRiE Ion Cleansing Machine is used to enhance your daily toner as a deep pore cleansing skincare product. With its ionized and conductive rubber, you just simply need a facial cotton and toner, then turn on the machine to massage on the skin lightly, dirt stay in the pores can be easily pull out and wash off. And leaving you a total-fresh skin which are ready to absorb the skincare lotion and moisturizing cream more effectively.

Hitachi FaceCRiE Ion Cleansing Machine: provides 4 instensity mode to be choose by switching the power LED level has auto off function after 3 minutes (it is suggested to use for 3 minutes per treatment) operated by 2 AAA alkaline batteries.