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Since last month you have heard about the photoshoot which I did for Elizabeth Arden Singapore, and have also seen some of the outtakes that took place that day. Well, the June issue of Nu You 女友 magazine is out on newstands and bookstores now!!

As part of their 100th Anniversary Celebration Feature, the White Glove Extreme Skin Brightening Overnight Capsules takes the spotlight this month. Check out my review of this night treatment, which is a great investment to have, which can do away your discoloration concerns and gives you that matte, glowing look in the morning.

What's impressive is that the presentation is printed on an artcard. So... this 'timeless piece of artwork' will never turn yellow. *BRB, off to puke at own silliness*

Also, Nu You is Girlfriend in Chinese. *off to puke again*

Keep a lookout for an EXCITING GIVEAWAY which will be announced next week☆

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody! V(^o^)V

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America's iconic lip balm, Lip Smacker, is finally hitting Singapore's sunny shores! The Coca Cola range will be launched exclusively at all Guardian stores from 10th June 2010.

More details to come when I receive my Lip Smackers care kit!
Can you guess which flavor I'm looking forward to? ( ゚ ∀ ゚ )

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So I finally managed to head down to one of the Nature Republic branches, eager to ogle at the makeup & skincare products. After all the "oohs" and "aahs," I picked up 2 items and went home a happy gal. And then... 。・゚(´□`)゚・。

Milo decided to give me a shock, ran into me and I dropped my brand-new eyeshadow!!!
This time, I really went "OOH NOOOOOO!!!!" in my room, my Mum almost had a heart attack!

In case you didn't know, ASSBUTT is my new favorite curse word!

Prism Star Dot Shadow 04 Pastel Pink

Pardon the gross swatch! I have no idea why my hand turned out so dark, I'm very fair...
When I swatched it at the store, the color was of an ethereal pinkish-lavender shade that I had to buy on the spot. It's not as shimmery as Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Ghost, but lovely all the same.

Notice the colored dots, they provide layers to form a beautiful pink/purplish shade which can also be doubled up as a highlighter.


Color Forest Nail FYL702
Isn't this color GORGEOUS?!?!?! This metallic bronze has prism of glitter, that looks like clustered 3D stars on your nails! There's a Gold shade too, so I might head down to get it some other day.

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Summer is around the corner so as Spring bids adieu, what better way than to play with soft pastel colors? Here, I'm wearing Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in PK319 Peach.

The color is a pale peachy pink and the texture is smooth, have nice subtle shimmer, good pigmentation and lasting power.

To top off that perfect look for sunny spring days is a touch of teal. I'm absolutely besotted with Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliner in Ocean Teal. It also includes an eyeliner brush but I couldn't remove the cover, so I shall try it another time.

I usually stick with pencils, but this gel liner glides on super easy and makes for a very vivid color that complements pastel colors nicely. The firm, almost solid gel goes on smoothly and is surprisingly long lasting, which for the most part I didn't need to re-apply.

I love the pale moss green with just one layer of teal, but notice how the color pops out against the peachy pink with additional layers? The result is a light airy look with a mischievous tinge. So gorgeous! Also, this gel-liner can be doubled up as an eyeshadow. I shall try that later~.

What other colors do you think can be matched with this Teal eyeliner?

The gel-liner is from Elizabeth Arden’s sun-kissed Spring/Summer 2009 Color Line which uses minerals to impart the sophisticated color palette. Included in the Sunlit Bronze Collection is a mineral bronzer, mineral cheek color, sunlit beauty kit, lip-gloss shades and lipstick in Guava Pear.

In the coming posts, I will be introducing Sunlit Bronze eyeshadow palette, which I have been using consistently for a month. You can tell I love the neutral colors ALOT! Also swatches from the mineral blush, lip-glosses and lipstick in Guava Pear that I had received after doing the photoshoot which will be featured in June issue of Nu You magazine.

I spent an entire hour, trying to cam-whore in my room. I had to bend my head up, down, left, right ALL OVER THE PLACE just to find the right angle for the pictures to turn out the way I wanted. Heh, sweating in an air-conditioned room, no less. Overall, I think I did alright, yes/no?

Oh, I'm sorry if my eye gives anyone nightmares tonight (lol)

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I guess most of you already know my obsession with Satsuma-flavored products~ Other than shampoos, conditioners & perfumes, I own citrus-scented body scrub & lotions. Since I go around smelling like a giant orange, I have earned the nickname Walking Satsuma!

The Body Shop - Born Lippy™Satsuma Lip Balm
A glossy and moisturising lip balm with a citrus flavour and added shimmer, that leaves lips looking and feeling soft, smooth and shimmering.

I admit I was abit slow to find out The Body Shop sells Satsuma-flavored lipbalm... nonetheless, I got so excited that I headed straight to one of the outlets before having my lunch (lol)

Honestly, I almost left the store without getting it, because I could not smell anything from the tester! My friend said there's a faint citrus smell so either my nose is blocked or the tester has been exposed for too long! Anyway, I decided to get it anyway, just to satisfy the inner Satsuma monster!

Thank God I decided to get it, because I was in Satsuma Heaven when I got home~~

The balm is of a rich color, but turns sheer and transparent on the lips, with a subtle glitter twist. With 2 layers, it adds a fresh burst of color yet keeps a natural look on your lips, even if you decide to skip lipstick & gloss altogether. Texture-wise, it's luxurious but not sticky.

The citrus smell ~OH MY SATSUMA ~ It smells good enough to eat!! Due to my poor appetite, my lips have gone really dry and I think Vaseline worsened the situation. In comes my hero balm to the rescue~

I would gladly give it a full star rating, but the balm comes in a pot and its extremely unhygenic to dip your finger in.

Rating: 4/5

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Here's a sneak peek of the article to be featured in the June 2010 issue of Nu You magazine. This is in conjunction of Elizabeth Arden's 100th Anniversary, and promoting the best-selling reformulated of the White Glove Extreme's Skin Brightening Overnight Capsules.

I will be announcing my GIVEAWAY CONTEST very soon, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out Jol Creations' gorgeous collections of unique accessories, and read back my account of the photoshoot taken last month, and what happened behind the scenes.


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Yesterday morning I attended a workshop "A Beautiful ME", by Panasonic, Majolica Majorca & Shiseido Professional

It was a fun-filled event where participants got to create different styles for different looks using Panasonic's hair styling irons and Shiseido Professional products.

These platinum negative ion irons help retain hair's moisture as well as block out humidity to allow styled hair to last longer. Unlike others that I've tried, it doesn't dried out my hair and prevents frizziness.

We were also provided an insight to the latest cosmetics from Majolica Majorca's Chapter 26, She was a doll!

I really love the eyeshadow palettes, Jeweling Eyes in BL711 Doll's Wink and PK722 Sleeping Doll. The colors are very soft and pastel-like. Also featured are the mascara primer Lash Bone Black Fiber, and the vava-voom best-selling mascara Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On in BK999.

At the end of the 2-hour sessions, we were each given a shopping voucher, samples from Shiseido Proessiona; shampoo & hairmask from their Program Solution range, which targets chemical-treated hair. Last but not least, a Panasonic Eyelash Curler. Batteries included(lol)

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The Prevage Anti-aging Treament has been given a revolutionary updated formula!!
In celebration of its launch today, Elizabeth Arden Singapore has a series of exclusive promotions! YAY!!!

Have you tried PREVAGE?

Get to know Idebenone, one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants found in Elizabeth Arden Prevage anti-ageing skincare products. Discover the power of the all new Prevage Face Advanced Anti-aging Serum at an exclusive event at Takashimaya from 14 to 20 May and receive $50 off your purchase of the serum.

Other Promotions:

Prevage Anti-Aging Set at $299 (U.P $491), includes Prevage Face Anti-Aging Serum (50ml), Prevage Body(75ml), Prevage Day (5ml) and Prevage Eye (5ml).

Also, receive a premium nine-piece gift set will be given away with every purchase of $250!

Speaking of which, I would like to rave about the Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. I'd previously mentioned that it had worked wonders with healing blisters overnight. So since it smells alot like Tiger Balm, I figured "Why not try using it on my aching shoulders?"

I rubbed some of the gooey stuff and massaged it into my muscles. It quickly absorbed into my skin, though it still leaves a very minimum sticky feel. The smell goes away after a while, for those who are particular about Chinese medicated smell.

In the morning, I woke up feeling better, muscles are slightly relaxed and loosened. The key is to use your fingers to find the 'tightened areas' and dig in a little to help relax your muscles. Simply slapping on the balm isn't going to help with anything, okay? AHAHA!

I will be announcing a GIVEAWAY CONTEST next month, and prizes are going to be 10 times better than the first. In the meantime, stalkbookmark my blog as I might just sneak in some previews randomly leading up to the actual announcement. ^_^

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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 Olay White Radiance Intensive Brightening Serum

Formulated with the power to penetrate deep 15 layers of skin cells within the epidermis, this serum brings out your skin’s naturally lightest hue – what Olay scientists have determined to be CelLucentTM Fairness. CelLucent™ whitening technology doesn’t focus primarily on the skin surface to create a temporary fairness that can be lost once skin cells are sloughed off; working at the cell level creates fairness that lasts.

Another product which I had gotten some months back but keep holding back on the review... I actually bought this during the first week of January! So overdue, right? AHAHA! I actually got the Whitening and Soothing Mask together with it, and even reviewed it that same week...my bad! ( ̄‥ ̄)

Anyway, I love the pinkish, gel-like texture. When I'd first used it, I really see that radiant glow the next morning, pinkie swear!!! Plus, it works very well for old acne scars and evens out your skintone. This non-greasy serum also effectively lightens my Mum's freckles, and is extremely affordable!

Rating: 4/5

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I was the opening of TOUCHE™ flagship outlet yesterday at Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade. My poor eardrums were deafened by the gongs and percussions, no thanks to the Lion Dance troupe. Plus I was dumb enough to stand right next to the drummer! (つд⊂)

TOUCHE™ is a local established beauty brand that offers consumers a brand new concept on total beauty and wellness aspects; with an unparalleled level of credibility spans from its 8 solid years' history in steady and realistic expansion and expectations of the industry.

Experience the decadent TOUCHE™ Elite lifestyle where highly skilled professionals address your specific beauty needs with bespoke Clinical Skin System protocols, fused with the most advanced aesthetic technologies; to deliver remarkable and results-driven.

The launching brings the climax of introducing the latest revolutionary beauty technology breakthrough in Nao-science - DNA-RNA Platinum NamoPLUS Skin Treatment, clinically proven to REVERSE AGING and RECAPTURE YOUR YOUTH. Deploying Liquid Plasma & advanced Nano Technology to generate 99.99% pure Plantinum Nano colloids for effective penetration into the skin, treating aging skin and stimulate collagen proliferation.

The Grape Wine AntioxidantPLUS Treatment combines the anti-aging & skin regenerating effects of natural grape wine, and uses advanced Chromo Elastic Waves Technology to intensively stimulate collagen growth. This skin brightening treatment gently exfoliates & detoxifies the epidermis, making this a total anti-aging treatment for all.

I personally have only been to a handful of spas, but this one have the most number of rooms I have ever seen. Each room offers an intimate setting, with a cozy atmosphere. I personally love the Jacuzzi, obviously. Should you have an upcoming anniversary with your boyfriend, don't hesitate to book a Couple Spa package!

TOUCHE™ Elite is located at 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade #01-13 Singapore 238879.

Before leaving, invited guests were given a Lumiere des etoiles Name Card Holder. Mine was a beautiful champagne shade.

I also stopped by Frank & CO to exchange the gift card for an exquisite glass tray. Initially I'd thought I was lugging home a heavy box of chocolates, Thank the heavens I didn't bump and drop on the way home (lol)

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I got the Urban Decay Primer Potion back in February and save it only for special occasions. Hence I've used it *count fingers* 4 times!
Few days ago as I was getting ready to go out for some girl time with my friend, I found the base of the UDPP C-R-A-C-K-E-D!! w(゚o゚)w

I swear I have never dropped it nor have I ever use it to smack Milo. So earlier I settle down to transfer whatever I have left in that damn thing, and depot into an Olay empty jar.

Surprisingly, there's not much product in it at all! Considering that I've only used it, what, 4 times?! WTH?! Not to mention waste of product that's stuck to my spoons, I tried to scrap whatever I can, as if I'm an ice cream woman. That's all I got. NEVER BUY FROM URBAN DECAY AGAIN!!!

I couldn't even use the 2 eyeshadows because they were GLITTERY TO THE MAX!! Some help here?

Right now I'm considering purchasing either Lancome's Ombre Perfecteur or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Any thoughts?

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Maybelline Angel Fit Pore Zero Make Up Base

New Angel Fit Pore Zero Base from Maybelline New York enhances your makeup, keeping it flawless and healthy-looking all day. Other than minimizing the appearance of your pores, it also comes with SPF25/PA++, thus providing you with essential sun protection at the same time!

Formulated specially for the Asian market, the pinkish iridescent makeup base and primer has a runny texture which makes for easy blending. The minute it goes on my skin, I notice the instant illuminating effect and my pores are diminished! It comes with SPF 25, yet doesn't give that greasy feeling as most products containing SPF do.

No thanks to the sweltering heat, I tend to blot my day constantly, but this primer managed to keep me from doing so for 6 whole hours! There was no shine, just a dewy finish. And it allows my makeup to last longer that I don't even need to touch up.

The package is simple, and squeezing out of a tube is so convenient and easy to control! Ladies, this product is perfect when you're going to be out on a date, because this product gives you that much needed added radiance. Plus the affordable price doesn't burn a hole in your pocket.

Rating: 4/5

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Prevage Anti-aging Treament

Perhaps the most-hyped anti-aging treatment on the market today, Elizabeth Arden's Prevage has been written up in various magazines, and is prescribed in its 1% form by dermatologists and is a top pick by aestheticians.

A highly potent antioxidant, Prevage's secret ingredient is "idebenone." This advanced treatment has been re-engineered to help create a reserve within the skin to release protective and corrective benefits when and where needed most. Measurably diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, minor scars, redness, age spots and sun damage so skin looks younger than ever.

I got a sample when I stopped by one of the EA counters; and lasted me 4 applications. Just like the Day & Night moisturizers which I'd previously reviewed and L.O.V.E., the product addresses major skincare concerns with proven results:

• Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and discolorations appear reduced
• Redness and minor scars and existing sun damage look minimized
• Skin looks firmer and more radiant.

As I have only tried it for 2 days, I can't say I notice any difference or improvements. BUT I like how the product mattefies my combination face, and the non-greasy light lotion absorbs into my skin very easily.

This product has been reformulated with the acclaimed antioxidant Idebenone and takes anti-aging skincare to a new level of performance and innovation with the Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum. I'd tried the new formula at a recent bloggers' event and it is even more lightweight, slightly watery texture compared to its predecessor.

The renovated Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum will be available at all EA counters from mid-May.

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Skinfood Rice Mask
(Wash off)

Rice not only gives plenty of moisture but also brightens your skin. This exfoliating wash off scrub mask with minerals, vitamins and gamma oryzanol, feeling as real rice lifts off any excess dirt and oil leaving skin smooth and clear.

Directions for use:
Apply evenly after cleansing. Avoid eye and mouth area. Gently scrub and wash off with lukewarm water after 10 - 15 minutes.

As I recalled, I bought this on June 1st, 2009 (lol)
I know it took me forever to review the products that I'd bought, and my procrastination has caused things to pile up. What really prompt me to finally post this up, all thanks to the PMS bitch! Ahahaha!!

These couple of days, I had a bad breakout as my hormones took over, thus my skin has turned dull. Thank heavens, most of the zits on my chin are starting to dry out, though there's a few stubborn ones that refuse to budge! But that can be easily dealt with.

With all the "Aww..." going on about my skin condition, naturally my skintone has turned dull. So yesterday afternoon I decided to use this rice mask, in a bid to finish it all once and for all! Usually I apply on the mask and use the tiny rice beads to exfoliate, and then leave it on for 10-15mins.

And you know what, it actually works as an instant perk-me-up! True enough, when I washed it off 15mins later, I looked RADIANT in the bathroom... no less☆ I love the creamy texture and the sweet, distinctive smell.

Rating: 4/5

Revlon Nail Enamel in Tropical Temptation

This is another one that I had bought... around the same time too (lol)
I have been looking for that perfect neon pink shade but having searched high and low, I CANNOT FIND MY IDEAL COLOR!!

Now, I'm a little bit confused. When I got this, it looked somewhat of a neon pink, so I settled for this polish. Then for a time, it suddenly looked coral to me. Even the official description states that it is a coral color, perfect for the (last)summer. So when I applied this last night, it looked HOT PINK! I'm making this sound like a mood-changing polish, aren't I?

Nonetheless, I really really love the color, be it pink or coral! The problem is, its extremely tricky when it comes to application. Normally I apply 2 coats with other nail polish, but this one... I have to settle for 1 thick coat and then carefully 'spread' them out. Actually, 1 coating is enough, see how vibrant it looks?

Rating: 3.5/5

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They say, insanity is for the rich. So, I want to be really really rich so I can do really really insane things.

Right now, I'm only half-crazy. Like witnessing Milo doze off, it is one of the few things I got to enjoy, without forking a single cent.

But you see, it's all counter-intuitive. Insane things usually come free. so I reckon, the wealth one needs for insanity is for her loved ones, lest her madness claims herself.

Baby just turned 8 months, and is getting fat...like Garfield!

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