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My tabby cat, BB cushions, a beauty blog, and my many candid reviews!
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My tabby cat, BB cushions, a beauty blog, and my many candid reviews!
🦁🦁🦁 Time to trial a new toner! And as my first toner right after cleansing, I am always looking for one that contains chemical exfoliant(s) to help promote skin turnover and more. So today, let’s talk about this. --------------------------------- Dr.G Brightening Peeling Toner - a daily use toner with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Gluconolactone for skin renewing, exfoliating, brightening and moisturizing benefits. There are a bunch of botanical extracts in it for added skin-improving effects. --------------------------------- When people hear the word ‘peeling’, the first thing that comes to mind is if there will be visible skin peeling and if it will cause the skin to dry out. Well, I am happy to report that both did not occur during the time of me testing it. Granted, I’m quite a seasoned user of acids, but the inclusion of multiple botanical extracts in its formula really helps to condition the skin as the small amount of AHA, BHA and PHA does their job. . Some of the botanical ingredients includes Aloe Vera, Rosehip, Rosemary, Chamomile, Indian Mulberry, Holy Basil, Tumeric. Other standouts like Trehalose, Resveratrol, Allantoin, and Yeast Ferment Filtrate, are also added into the mix. . Will continue to test it to see how well it fares ultimately. There is also a Brightening Peeling Cream to complement this toner that I am rather tempted to purchase and use too. Have you guys tried either?
What defines me? I’d say it has to be my captivating personality. But if you were to look at the reflection staring back just a couple of months ago, it would just be that of acne scars and the pile of makeup I try to hide it with. Today, I am not longer bogged down with it thanks to the reparative benefits of #HiruscarPostAcneSg. I am beyond happy and satisfied with the results. . Don’t let acne scars define you. Start taking back control of the situation now. I did, and now, so can you. — #Clozette #HiruscarPostAcne #SP
💅🏻💄💋[MISSHA]3, 2, 1. And the Christmas designs are out! Limited collab with It’s Demo, Missha Japan wants you to catch ‘em all!.Featuring some fans favorite Pokémon and 2 Alola forms, which design is your pick?.Missha Japan x It’s Demo x Pokémon limited collection, available exclusively to Japan only.
🦁🦁🦁 Tonight I’m whipping up a dish of ‘Selfie Proof’, following the recipe from the chefs at L’Oréal Paris! --------------------------------- L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks #SelfieProof - Multi-masking with 3 colored clay masks to mattify, control oil and reduce shine on my T-zone, soften and brighten the cheeks, and finally detoxify and purify the chin. --------------------------------- As with all clay masks, these does a good job in deep cleansing the skin/pores. But what surprises me most are the fact that the black charcoal mask is so smooth and creamy and not as drying as I originally thought it would be. It is also the easiest to apply because of how creamy it is unlike the other two variants. The illuminating variant is a delight because of the Lemongrass scent it carries. Not just a fancy scent, but an ingredient with antioxidant and antioxidant properties to it too. . Have you guys tried any of these Pure Clay Masks before too? Which one(s) is your fav?
🦁🦁🦁 If you’re shopping around for some Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers, don’t forget to check out the Clinique x Bugis Junction Christmas Candy Wonderland Pop-Up right outside BHG Bugis, happening from now until 10 Dec. Expect promo deals ranging from skin care, makeup, body care and fragrances from brands that you know and love (eg. Clinique, Lab Series, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Tory Burch) . While you’re there, don’t forget to take a photo with the 10m tall #MerryClinique Pink Ballerina there too!
💅🏻💄💋[MISSHA]Missha Japan does it again with their limited collab with lifestyle store It’s Demo!.The ‘Pokémon Love It’s Demo’ for Missha x It’s Demo x Pokémon collection will definitely make any Pokémon & makeup lover happy this Christmas!.PS. There are altogether 2 designs, I will post the second one when its promotional image is released. 😊
🦁🦁🦁 When Vaseline release a limited edition, you’d better try and get it! Like this Sugar Coated Ltd Edition Lip Therapy that was released back in 2015, so moisturizing and softening. . Truth be told, I’ve never cared for the original nor the 3 other variants (Rosy, Cocoa Butter, Aloe) because of the way they smell/taste, but this Sugar Coated variant is really like what the brand said, delectable!
🦁🦁🦁 Warning: Smooth & radiant complexion ahead! Caution: Some tingling sensation may occur during the 10 mins session. . Doing The Ordinary Peeling Solution on a Sunday night is fast becoming my standard routine now. What better way to ‘reset’ the skin and to kickstart the engine for a brand new week ahead? . I am like a broken record but I really do love my AHAs and BHA!
🦁🦁🦁 Peel: A Short Love Story. First, there was AHA. Then came BHA. Now, with added MA3PEEL, the skin is falling in Love again! Introducing the 2nd Gen Mandelic Acid-powered home improvement skin solution from Taiwanese No.1 Clinical brand, DR.WU. --------------------------------- DR.WU MA3PEEL Renewal Technology - 2nd generation Renewal System range is further boosted with the new MA3PEEL Renewal Technology which helps in cell renewal, pore purifying, unclog pores, revitalize skin, and repair intensively. --------------------------------- Mandelic Acid, derived from Bitter Almonds, are larger in molecular size as compared to other AHAs, thus causing lesser skin irritations. By accelerating cell turnover and removing dead skin cells, skin can regain its luminosity and youthful firmness. It also helps to refine the skin, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This Mandelic Acid is found in all the ‘Renewal System’ products. . One of the star item from the line is the Daily Renewal System with Mandelic Acid, an effective, daily resurfacing treatment with 5% Mandelic Acid, 2% Salicylic Acid, and 1% Pyruvic to resurface the skin, accelerate metabolism process, control acne, repair skin, pore control, whitening, and boosting skin’s firmness and elasticity. . It’s true, I am a true blue ‘peel addict’ because I love how easy it is to get smoother and brighter complexion with the inclusion of these active ingredients (AHAs’). Cannot wait to start the new MA3PEEL Renewal System and see where it can take my skin to! — @DrWU.sg @DrWU_Skincare @WatsonsSG
🦁🦁🦁 If you were to ask me what is a great product or way(s) to know if a product is great to you, this would be my reply. . There are also other means of gauging a great product, as shared in the feature article ‘What Makes A Great Product In Our Beauty Panel’s Book’. To view the article, go to my IG bio where I’ve included the direct URL. Go on, have a read and then cast your votes on your category favorite. You may also stand a chance to win 1 of 10 beauty hampers with the featured products in the Clozette Beauty Awards 2017! — #Clozette #ClozetteBeautyAwards2017
🦁🦁🦁 Happy Monday you guys! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable weekend. I had an activity-filled one but I did managed to squeeze in some tidying and look what I found! It’s a piece of art, a cushion art! . Now, for those who might not know of this, this is the Missha x Frida Kahlo limited collaboration for The Original Tension Pact which was released back in late January this year. Available in 4 variants (Perfect Cover, Intense Moisture, Natural Cover & Tone Up) each with its own design/illustrations by Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. . I didn’t managed to get mine during its initial launch but I am so happy to find this (Perfect Cover) at @TheBeautrium while I was holidaying in BKK recently. Yay for me! Now, I suppose I should go around looking for the other 3 designs to complete the set. . Did anyone of you managed to get one from this collab?
🦁🦁🦁 If you are beauty aficionado, you cannot not know about this peeling pad. Undoubtedly the one pad that started a revolution of “clearer skin with a treated embossed pad” that sees brands starting to introduce their versions of the peeling pad of sorts (i.e. round pads, finger mittens). --------------------------------- COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads - Pre-moistened round cotton pads with Willow Bark Water, Glycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, and more to exfoliate the skin with its unique embossed surface. Resulting in a clearer complexion, reduced breakouts and maintain healthy complexion. --------------------------------- I quite like using this mild formulation peeling pad for general upkeep of clear complexion. The combination of Willow Bark Water, BHA, and other skin-benefiting ingredients (slide 7) help to keep skin in a tip top condition. I use it morning and night, and also on my neck and chest area too. . Did you guys know that since its inception, there has been 3 editions of this peeling pad? The 3rd and latest edition has its name changed to “One Step Original Clear Pad”. This one that I purchased was from Watsons a couple months back, therefore I wonder if they are now stocking the renamed version. I will have to take a look if I pass by a store. Anyone of you is also a fan of this? — PS. As I mentioned earlier that I used this mainly as an upkeep, I instead used the @DrDennisGross DRx Acne Eliminating Pads. This one has got 2% Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, AHAs and more to really improve the raging breakouts I had while I was on the pill.
🦁🦁🦁 You have probably seen this popping up on your social media feed. You are probably intrigued by those ‘green leaves’ that seems to be placed randomly across user’s face. Well, I’m super excited to be finally trying this tonight! --------------------------------- A. BY BOM 2 Step Ultra Cool Leaf Mask - a refreshing, hydrating, calming and wrinkles improving mask. Step 1, apply the 4pcs of ‘green leaves’ on areas of concern (i.e dryness, lines). Step 2, apply the RioCell sheet mask over the face and leave on for 20~30 mins. --------------------------------- I love the light scent of this mask! It’s “light, green and airy”. Perhaps because of the inclusion of mint, throughout the whole masking session, the refreshing coolness is noticeable! This will be an excellent mask for those especially hot and humid days. . I am very happy to share that you can get this Ultra Cool Leaf Mask and all the brand’s new arrivals at @BeMusedKorea ❤️ thank you Lisa for surprising me with so many K-goodies!
🦁🦁🦁 And for my second cleanse, I am going with the new and improved anti-acne cleanser from Taiwan’s No.1 clinical skincare brand, DR.WU. --------------------------------- DR. WU Anti-Acne System Gentle Cleansing Gel with Niacinamide - Amino Acid-based gentle gel cleanser with the new ingredient, aekni:17, which comprises of 17 active ingredients to prevent clogged pores, provides soothing and lightening of blemish marks, and a complete treatment to acne and acne-prone skin conditions. --------------------------------- So I have been using this for a couple of weeks now, both morning and night. I have a combination skin type and this gel-based cleanser is the best type of cleanser for it. It is really gentle as marketed and lathers fairly easily. Although it smells very similar to any other non-scented soap, the formula is “soap-free”. I suppose because of that, this cleanser is non-stripping and will leave your skin feeling clean and happy. . Now, I did a very simple pH test and it gave me a result of pH 6~7 (the green isn’t such as deep in reality). . The Gentle Cleansing Gel is retailing for SGD$40/150ml, and you may find it at all major Watsons stores.
🦁🦁🦁 Here’s another product I’d like to introduce you guys to. As we know, any sort of exfoliative actions performed on the skin may cause skin irritation, redness, or even dryness. Therefore, a truly hydrating and repairing product used during those days are especially important. --------------------------------- CRÈME SIMON Restorative Sleeping Mask - a gel-based sleeping mask that goes beyond night time usage. Power packed with botanical extracts and the brand’s own Active Fleur Complex, this will provide intensive moisture, nutrients, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. --------------------------------- There are multiple ways of using this. As a sleeping mask, as a wash-off mask, or even as a daily moisturizer as it’s powerful but lightweight enough. . Priced at SGD$68, slightly higher than the L-brand, the luxurious gel texture makes it a pampering treat. Furthermore, the mild floral scent is especially soothing and calming to the weary soul after a long day. Or wrecked complexion in a havoc.
🦁🦁🦁 One good thing that came out from the rise of K-Beauty isn’t just their cushion compacts. It is also their more affordable and many selections of FTE. Containing the key ingredient, Galactomyces Ferment, a by product of fermented yeast, this ingredient has a plethora of skin benefits and is a main step in a skin routine. I have used up a bottle of SecretKey and onto my second one now. --------------------------------- SecretKey Starting Treatment Essence - Rose Edition - 10-free formula with 94% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Rosewater, Niacinamide, and other ingredients which provides 10 amazing skin benefits (slide 5). --------------------------------- The original packaging comes in a screw cap and to use, you’re supposed to either pour it onto your palm or onto a cotton pad. But me, I decided to replace the inner plastic lid and screw on a spray nozzle (bought from Daiso). This method has allowed me to easily use the FTE without mess nor wastage. About 5 sprays later, I will gently pat the skin for better absorption. . Results? Well, with my regular at-home peel and daily leave-on exfoliant, I firmly believe that all 3 products is working so synergistically together and improved my complexion by leaps and bounds. . One reason why I picked the SecretKey and not my HG Missha is because of two factors: Price and Ingredients. SecretKey cost just 1/3 of Missha and have a 9-ingredient formula. The consideration was at the point where I had a severe reaction to the acne pills and I wanted something gentle, hence the 9-ingredient option. But SecretyKey has performed so wonderfully I am actually in a dilemma. Mmm. What’s your favorite FTE?
🦁🦁🦁 Oh boy! I knew people said that these eggy sheet masks from Too Cool For School was good, but I truly wasn’t prepared for just how comfortable this “ultra microfiber sheet” feels on my skin. It’s incredibly soft, and drenched in the essence. --------------------------------- Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask (Pore Tightening) - a pore-tightening mask made with highly concentrated Albumin Extract (1,000ppm), Egg Yolk Extract (100ppm), Vinegar, Witch Hazel Leaf Extract, Panthenol and Sodium Hyaluronate to work synergistically to minimize pores and condition skin to be smoother and supple. --------------------------------- First thing first, wow, I am truly blown away by the mask material. I insist all sheet masks should be made with this material! It is so comfortable and feels exquisitely soft on the skin. Also, it hugs the skin so tightly, it literally forces the skin to absorb all the goodness of the mask. . After wearing it for 20mins, perhaps due to the tight-fittingness but soft quality of the microfiber, it seems like I just had a face lift. So yeah, the part about skin being more supple is true! The skin feels softer too! Now I need to hunt it down, buy in bulk, and store it in the fridge for use everyday! Whoa, I’m shook!
🦁🦁🦁 To maintain skin’s clarity and luminosity, there are a few ingredients that are a mainstay in my routine. Most people will know that it is AHA, but I like to incorporate Vitamin C to enhance its beauty effects. On days that I am not testing other products for the blog/IG, I will definitely be using this VC100 Essence Lotion by Japanese beauty brand, Dr Ci:Labo. --------------------------------- What it is: - an essence-type toner with 200% permeability Vitamin C derivative, 3 types of Collagen, 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid, 3 AHAs, Fullerene. 19 Amino Acids, and Deep Sea Water from Tomayo Bay in Japan. --------------------------------- This is one of those product where you have to use it consistently to observe a dramatic effect on the skin. Overtime, you’d find your complexion smoother, softer, and definitely more radiant! Because I always coupled mine with another leave-on exfoliant (current: Innisfree Green Barley Daily Peeling Essence), the result I get/you see can be attributed to it. . Just like a typical toner, it dispenses out in a light yellowish-tinged liquid. It smells like especially citrusy with the additional of Grapefruit Oil and Orange Oil. These oils are also the reason why some of you may not be able to use this as well. As usual, what works for me might not work as well for you; always patch test. Otherwise, I’d highly recommend this! I love this! . Dr. Ci:Labo have a boutique at the basement of ION Orchard, and a fully stocked shelf within Watsons Ngee Ann City, if you guys would like to try/purchase this.
🦁🦁🦁 Deck the halls with gifts from ‘FaceShop, falalalala lalalala! This year, let the festive gift sets decked in gold and white, stripes and polka dots, bring Joy•Happy•Love to anyone who received them. . With gift sets ranging from face mask, shower care, skin care to color makeup, and prices ranging from $9.90 to $59.90, there is definitely something that will deck the halls prettier for your loved ones! Go check these exquisite Christmas gift sets right now at all TheFaceShop and TheFaceShop-Nature Collection stores islandwide now. —— @thefaceshop_sg @thefaceshop.official @absoluteprsg
🦁🦁🦁 I get asked a lot of times which clay/mud mask I favor or repurchased, and I thought I’d share with you guys on here again. --------------------------------- Sephora Collection Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask - a white clay mask with added Zinc to control sebum and Copper to condition skin and heals wound. Orange Peel is also added to help brighten the complexion naturally. --------------------------------- Well, I am onto my 5th tub now and will continue to repurchase until something miraculous comes along. For this purifying and mattifying mask helps keep my skin clean, less oily, and prep the skin for the next product - a hydrating, pimple fighting sheet mask. . Anyone else clay-masking tonight too?