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Brightening Pore Refining Gel


This light gel emulsion helps to minimize the appearance of existing dark spots and discoloration. Containing powerful ingredients such as the Emblica C Complex that have strong collagen supporting benefits, they simultaneously firm the skin, leaving it looking brighter and truly radiant.

This oil-free moisturizer provides the skin with the daily vital moisture it needs, and refines visible pores. Effective and gentle, this is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

I tend to opt for gel moisturizers because it is more suitable for my combination skin. However I'm abit disappointed with this product because it leaves my skin feeling greasy almost immediately after application! It just refused to absorb into my skin. Furthermore, I've been using powder foundations and this moisturizer causes my makeup to cake up.

My pores aren't too visible to begin with, unless you stare right at my face. However when I use liquid foundations, I like to mix in a tiny amount of the product and apply over my cheeks and it leaves my skin looking really smooth.

Rating: 3/5



Daily Moisture Brightening Cream

This luxurious, hydrating cream softens and brightens skin's appearance. With continued use, it helps to control future pigmentation irregularities while nourishing skin so it appears radiant, luminous and firmer.

In contrast with the refining gel, this brightening cream has a slightly thicker but watery texture. It sinks right into my skin upon application, making me a happy woman especially when I'm living in a humid climate. There's hardly any need to blot my skin either, even after 4 hours until the hot sun.

Unfortunately, it doesn't contain SPF properties otherwise it will be perfect!

Rating: 4/5

Stay tuned for Part 4 of the EA White Glove Extreme Reviews

Disclosure:The products mentioned in this entry were sponsored by Elizabeth Arden Singapore. In no way was this review influenced by the company, nor accepting any form of payment.

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Skin Brightening Overnight Capsules

Previously known as the Fortifying Capsules from the White Glove Skincare, this is a special night time treatment which helps strengthen skin's appearance for a smoother, firmer look.

Sealed for freshness in each capsule contains a pure form of Vitamin C that has shown to control melanin production, accelerating the replenishment of skin's natural collagen levels.

This skin brightening treatment from the relaunched of the White Glove Extreme Skincare line is one of Elizabeth Arden's Star Products. With good results to boot!

I use this treatment every 2 nights, after cleansing, toning and applying eye cream. The serum penetrates into the skin within seconds and leaves my skin fresh and taut without any greasiness. I really love the velvety feel of the product, however, like its predecessor, it tends to flake when I apply on a moisturizer afterwards. One thing to note the difference is that this re-formulated treatment doesn't leave that dry patch on my hands after application.

The smell reminds me of potato chips!! I can't help but take sniffs of it every time I use it (lol) Plus, this treatment seems to have even out my skin tone. Bye Bye uneven brown discoloration!

For daytime treatment, I highly recommend the Skin Brightening Day Essence!!

Rating: 4/5

Stay tuned for Part 3 of the EA White Glove Extreme Reviews

Disclosure:The products mentioned in this entry were sponsored by Elizabeth Arden Singapore. In no way was this review influenced by the company, nor accepting any form of payment.

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Clarifying Foam Cleanser

The cleanser is of a foamy solution which saves me the trouble of mixing in water to create a foam. I like to leave it on my face for 5 minutes as it seems to brighten up my skin faster. Prior I had tested this method on my hand and the results were evident. The sweet scent is not the least bit overwhelming and the cleanser doesn't strip off the natural oil from the skin.

I really love the design of the pump - it is easy to control the amount of solution you need per face wash, which makes dispensing a breeze.
It only takes 1 pump to wash your face, so a bottle goes a long way!

Rating: 4.5/5



Gentle Brightening Lotion


The toner has a pleasant smell, similar with the cleanser. This alcohol-free formula removes down to the last traces of dull, dead surface skin cells, which really impresses me especially on the days when I don't even wear any makeup. I could see the lingering gunk on my cotton puff, eww! (lol)

Rating: 4/5



Brightening UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++


According to the press kit given by Elizabeth Arden Singapore, this UV base is non-oily and non-shiny. However the product doesn't sit well with me at all. It takes a while for my combination skin to absorb the sunscreen, and my face would start to shine 2 hours later, making my skin feel greasy. After applying, it leaves a sticky feel on my hands. The worst came when my face broke out after using for a week.

Rating: 2.5/5

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the EA White Glove Extreme Reviews


Disclosure:The products mentioned in this entry were sponsored by Elizabeth Arden Singapore. In no way was this review influenced by the ompany, nor accepting any form of payment.

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THEFACESHOP Nature's Gifts Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask


Volcanic ash is fine porous particles of natural minerals formed during volcanic eruptions. On skin, the porous particles absorb oil and impurities to purify and prevent clogged pores.


A mask with a self-heating formula that instantly warms up on contact with skin to open up and deep cleanse pores while the Porous Volcanic  Ash powder absorbs excess oil and gently removes pore clogging debris.

Having used other self-heating treatments prior, I was surprised to find the product is of a watery texture, as the ones I've tried are thicker.

The mask heats slightly after applying a thin layer on my face. It is advisable to use during your shower becauseit tends to dip south 5 minutes later. Using for the first time, I'd tasted something funky as I busily typed away while waiting for the obligatory 15 minutes to pass.

Nowadays I apply a layer and wait around 5 minutes until the heat wears off before applying another layer. This is a better way to utilise the product because just 1 thin layer really does nothing for my skin.

My pores are visibly shrunken and leaves my skin looking refreshed and smooth.

Rating: 3/5

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Taken before I left for the Shiseido Workshop.



Absolutely J'adore Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Tea Rose. It is a dark reddish shade that has to be used with caution, unless you want to look like a baboon's butt! (lol)

For John Bartlett's collection at the on-going Fashion Week, Shiseido Makeup Director Dick Page's created a masculine look with soft, dewy skin that's flushed from the cold.

To achieve the popular wintery pink flush, mix the tea rose color and white highlighter(also from the Spring 2010 collection) on the cheeks and nose to give a sun-kissed look.

This soft-flushed look is just perfect for Valentine's Day~. (o^_^o)

Here's some outtakes from my makeover:



Disclosure:Theproduct mentioned in this entry was sponsored by Shiseido Singapore.In no way was this review influenced by the company, nor accepting anyform of payment.

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I've had fun today, thanks to Shiseido Singapore & Pearlin who loved lovely after her makeover☆

An interactive workshop was held today to pre-sample the makeup line from the brand's Spring 2010 collection. I had seen a sneak peak of the makeup presentation at the Michael Kors show last year and Shiseido Makeup Director Dick Page managed to incorporate lightness and femininity down the international runways.




What I Got: (Clockwise)

- Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Ghost & Peach
Ghost is a light shimmerish purple shade while Peach is of a coral-shimmery color.

- Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White & Tea Rose
The lovely makeup artist used the white shimmery satin powder on my brow bones, inner corners of my eyes and to set over areas that needed concealing.

Tea Rose is the darkest shade I ever have in my blush collection. Though the reddish shade swatched on my finger sort of intimidated me, but it had me looking flushed after seeing a hunk(unfortunately a non-existent one). Mental note: Use it with caution!!

- Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte in RD 722
I'm not sure why it belongs to the reds, it looks like a greyish pink on my lips. A great matte nude shade!

- Luminizing Lip Gloss in Pop Life
I like how the color blends with the color of my bare lips, resulting in a subtle finish.

- Sheer Matifying Compact in Natural Fair Ivory
According to the representative, this powder foundation conceals pores and imperfections and absorbs excess oil. She was right! After my makeover, I took a 15min walk to another shopping mall and though I was sweating, my makeup still stays matt and shine-free by the time I got home!

I tend to stay away from powder foundations as they might look cakey if you pile on too much on your face. But this "Light as a feather" product completely changed my mind. It gives me a smooth-finish with a glow♥

Shiseido Spring 2010 Collection will be available at Takashimaya from February 26th.



I had my hair styled at the workshop, at the hands of James who gave me medium soft curls. The Shiseido Design Tex hair products are only available at salons; mine is 04 for Medium Hold and natural movements.



As for my makeover, Sky and Fresco were used on my eyes, Carnation on my cheeks and Pop Life on my lips.

PS
I met Sesame at the workshop too!! o(^-^)o
After having my hair done, I looked to my left and there she was! Haha! We exchanged a few words; she'd asked how Milo was doing after poor baby lost his teeth (3, at present count!). Then she left while I was having my makeup done. A sweet, short first meeting, I must say!

Disclosure:The products mentioned in this entry were sponsored by Shiseido Singapore. In no way was this review influenced by thecompany, nor accepting any form of payment.

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Urban Decay finally comes back to our sunny island, available at Sephora stores. The brand was relaunched on February 4th with a big bang! For a limited time only, buy any 2 products from the brand and get a travel pack worth $145!!

What's in it: (each pack contains the same items)
- 2 full-sized eyeshadows in Goddess and Midnight Cowboy
- 1 full-sized Clean and Sober Makeup Remover
- 2 24/7 mini Eye Pencils in Covet and Electric
- 1 Skyscraper Milti Benefit Mascara
- 2 Eyeshadow Primer Potion samples in Original and Sin.



My Haul:
Urban Decay's star product is the Primer Potion that allows eyeshadows to appear more vibrant, last for hours and no creasing. It comes in 3 shades: Original(nude), Sin(shimmery) & Eden(matte), which is the latest addition.

I chose to stick with the Original since it is more versatile to work with. For those interested in the Eden Primer, it can also be used as a concealer so check it out at your local Sephora stores.

Initially I gave myself a headache trying to decide which eyeshadow color to get. That is until I spot this baby! OMG! After I'd managed to squeeze my way through the Tai Tais who were badgering the promoters with questions, I randomly picked it up to swatch on my hand --- I WAS SOLD INSTANTLY!

The luxurious creamy formula nourishes and protects lips and are able to prevent dehydration, and fill in lines and wrinkles! It also comes pierced with a mini gunmetal dagger which is absolutely suitable for me! You see, I often encounter perverts but can never remember to carry anything sharp on me. So scumbags, think twice before you touch my butt! (;・`ω・´)

I got mine in Midnight Cowboy which is of a shimmery beige color. It works very well as a nude color with enough amount of sheen and glides on lips with ease. There's also a sweet caramel scent which is absolutely YUMMY!! I can still smell it on my lips 2 hours later☆

Disclosure: The products in this entry is based on the opinions & experiences of the author. The products were purchased by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company, nor accepting any form of payment nor benefit.

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In 1910, Elizabeth Arden created her eponymous company and opened her first salon in New York, and painted the door a bold red, which became the company's trademark and global symbol of beauty and luxury. Her goals were to merge science and beauty, to create and market products in ways never done before.

A century later, the company continues her vision by being one of the first major cosmetics giant corporation to shift their marketing focus to the younger generation with the help of social media. Creating awareness among beauty bloggers  *coughmeincludedcough* (o^_^o)

Along with 6 other selected bloggers, we were treated generously to the entire range from the White Glove Extreme Skincare line. This is a reformulated update of their popular White Glove Skincare series, and will only be available in the Asian market.

The regimen has been enhanced with a rare and unique marine mineral extract derived from a sea holly plant that lives on the ocean's edge. This plant is so sturdy it can adapt to severe environmental conditions such as dehydration, salt water and sun exposure. This new ingredient harnesses powerful defense mechanisms, leaving your skin looking brighter.

The Embilica C complex combines the power of Emblilica (Indian gooseberry) and a Vitamin C derivative. Combined, these 3 ingredients slow down the melanin production and contains strong collagen supporting benefits that firm and refresh skin's appearance that keeps your skin glow with radiance.



The Clarifying Foam Cleanser helps to purify skin without disturbing the natural moisture balance; while the Gentle Brightening Lotion smoothens the skin and removes traces of makeup and dull, dead surface skin cells.



The Brightening UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++ contains a broad spectrum sunscreens to shield skin against the visible damaging effects of pollution and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage.

The daytime treatment Skin Brightening Day Essence is a silky, intensive serum that penetrates deeply within skin's surface and strengthens and firms skin's appearance, improving the texture, tone and clarity.

Targeting the look of dark circles and giving the eyes a brighter look, the Brightening Eye Moisture Cream minimize the appearance of wrinkles around the delicate eye area.



A light, oil-free gel emulsion, Brightening Pore Refining Gel reduces appearance of existing dark spots and discolorations, the pores are visibly refined and leaves the skin looking matte, radiant and smooth.

The luxurious and hydrating Daily Moisture Brightening Cream nourishes and drenches the skin with vital moisture.



For night there’s the Skin Brightening Overnight Capsules — each capsule containing enough serum for the face and neck. The concentrated formula replenishes skin's natural collagen levels to receive the benefits of pure Vitamin C, shown to control melanin production.

Like its predecessor Fortifying Capsules, it's quickly absorbed and leaves a velvety feeling on my face and hands. What's even more fantastic is that  the enhanced formula doesn't leave any residue or any flakes on my hands. Ladies, I sincerely advise you to invest your money on these treatment capsules!! oi(^-^)



All products are specifically created for and tested on Asian skin, and are effective and gentle for those with sensitive skin.

Elizabeth Arden White Glove Extreme Skincare will be available from 18th March, 2010.

* Review Part 1
* Review Part 2
* Review Part 3
* Review Part 4




In addition, I was given the Ultra Life and Firm Moisture Lotion SPF 30. Thanks again, Liz☆

This anti-aging moisturizer acts as a double dimension skim plumper that works to smooth and relax the appearance of surface lines, targeting deeper wrinkles to firm, lift and redensify the look of skin. Also available in an intensive cream.
 
This is my 3rd product from the brand's popular Ceramide Plump Perfect Skincare and Makeup Line. I meant to give this for my Mum but she opted to stick to her own regimen. Her loss, my gain♪

Disclosure:The products mentioned in this entry were sponsored by Elizabeth Arden Singapore. In no way was this review influenced by thecompany, nor accepting any form of payment.

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First things first, a major Thank You to Elizabeth Arden Singapore, Regional Marketing Manager Celine Chambat, Regional Marketing Associate Liz & Pearlin!



Also, Congratulations to the brand who celebrated their 100th Anniversary this year☆

Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to be one of the first to try out their latest range of White Glove Extreme skincare, due out in March 2010!

This is the updated version of their popular White Glove series, which advances whitening one step further to reveal crystal clear, radiant, luminous and brighten skin tones.




The lucky ones who attended the little tea party and product introduction today get to try out the full-sized products, including my fave Fortifying Capsules, which has since been renamed Skin Brightening Overnight Capsules!!

I promise a full coverage and product introduction later. Now it is time to remove all my makeup and try my new products, then hit the sack. Also, I'll be preparing Bruschetta tomorrow!!! o(^-^)o

PS
Milo lost a tooth yesterday, and then another in the evening.
Poor baby! (´・ω・`)

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Dubbed "Milo Brown," he likes to drag his beloved blanket along, everywhere he goes.

Milo has pretty much destroyed all his toys. Yes, he has either ripped them apart or bit large holes and were beyond repair.

Yes I've said many times not to buy anymore but... I just can't help it.
Think about it, imagine having nothing to amuse yourself with.

A world without music, movies, books *getting dramatic*
Okay, you get the idea of not having any sort of entertainment fun.

Yesterday I got him a bunch of new toys, this time with better quality☆
So sit back and see him go gaga!

PS
I've been jamming to Lady Gaga's "Telephone"
Can't freakin' stand Beyonce!! (;`Д´)≡⊃)


Since my post about Vitacreme B12 on Monday, I have received many inquiries on where to purchase them.

I'll be getting more for my friends and am currently trying to consolidate orders. So if you are interested, head over to wordpress for more details. International orders are welcomed.

Do help spread the word around~.

被称为 "Milo Brown," 这小瓜去到哪里都喜欢咬着被子走来走去.

买给他的玩具Milo统统都咬坏了! 不是咬了个大洞就是撕到碎烂...
哎呀,已经告诉自己很多次不要再买玩具给他,但是还舍不得呢!
想想吧,若没拥能娱乐自己的东西,那有多闷啊!!

生活在一个没有音乐、电影、小说的世界 *开始紧张起来*
嘻嘻,你们想象得到吗?

昨天买了新玩具,这次的品质很好呢说~☆
那么就看看这段影片吧!

PS
Lady Gaga的《Telephone》超好听的,但受不了Beyonce!! (;`Д´)≡⊃)

自从周一透漏了买Vitacreme B12之后,
我收到了很多来信,说想购买这护肤霜.

我即将为其他朋友订购,若你们也有兴趣的话就请点击这里吧.
国外的朋友也欢迎哦.
希望各位能在自己的部落格里share这个消息,谢谢!

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I had placed my order last month on the 27th and received my shipment today! That's 4 days, excluding Saturday & Sunday. For an overseas order, it is SUPER EFFICIENT!! Major props to Catherine☆



Vitacreme B12 is a product formulated in Switzerland and have been been raved in various Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese magazines. It gained even more popularity in 2007 when Japanese sex bomb Norika Fujiwara feautured the product in her book, saying it's her secret weapon for having young, beautiful skin.

What is the hype about?
Also known as cyanocobalamin, Vit B-12 helps to regenerate, nourish and moisturize skin tissues with its deep penetration capability.

Benefits:

• Stimulates renewal of skin cells
• Hydrates and softens skin tissues
• Regains and improves elasticity and firmness
• Revitalizes and diminishes age lines and existing wrinkles
• Helps to prevent premature wrinkles
• Repairs and rebalances the skin's natural defense system
• Relives and soothes chapped skin
• Smoothes new or old scars

This regenerative cream is recommended to be used as a night & neck cream, and may also be applied as a day cream, essence and make-up primer.



Milo turns 5 months old today! o(^-^)o

I brought him down for a walk earlier, letting him explore another part of the neighborhood.  He gets really nervous; his whole body was trembling on the way down in the elevator. But once downstairs, he doesn't waste much time to get into hyper mode, running around and discovering new things.

Dreadful February is here... *sob sob* (´ω`)

上个月27号订购的物品,今天收到了! 不算周末,才4天呢~
对于从国外订而言可算是超级快!! 部分功劳也要感谢Catherine☆

来自瑞士,Vitacreme B12 曾在很多日本、韩国、台湾的杂志有刊登多. 自从藤原纪香在2007年的时候在书里公布该产品是她能有美丽、年轻的肌肤后,更成为了抢手货!

Milo今天满5个月咯! o(^-^)o

刚才带他下楼,让他探索家附近的环境... 下楼的时候,他超紧张的呢~ 在电梯里整个身体都在颤抖. 除了门,他非常的活泼,跑来跑去的.

讨厌的二月又来了... *哭泣中* (´ω`)


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