[Event] Watsons Girls Day Out Beauty Bash

Are you a fan of Watsons? Be thrilled by their eStore that has been launched recently! With Watsons eStore, it simply means you can now shop at Watsons locally at your own convenience!

What’s even better is, you get to choose to have your shopping buys to be sent to your home or to be collected at any Watsons stores near you! Awesome right?

Anyway I attended Watsons Girls Day Out event held at Nex Atrium on their event first day. It was a blast!

I got the chance to check out the new beauty brands at the bash, had fun-filled activities like free make-up session, photobooths and hands-on of the products!

Let me tell you the event was not just on beauty, it’s also about healthcare! Here’s what I gota share:

Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan Bird’s Nest
(御品珍净之燕)

 I have tried it before, and I must say the taste is bland. But that’s what 100% pure Bird’s Nest is all about: Rich, Nourish, Bland.

At Watsons Girls Day Out event, there was a small experiment to prove the purity level of bird’s nest from Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan Bird’s Nest and another Brand, X.

Before the test, both brands of bird’s nest were colourless before the experiment. A drop of an unknown solution was added to the bird’s nest to test the purity of bird’s nest. After the mix, both bird’s nest changed colours. See the aqua and purple solution. The purple showed that the bird’s nest was not100% pure bird’s nest while aqua solution implied the bird’s nest had very high purity of bird’s nest and that’s Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan Bird’s Nest!

No rock sugar (or any sugar) is added into Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan Bird’s Nest. One spoon of it gives me the nourishment I need from a few bottles of other brands bird’s nest.

Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan Bird’s Nest is available in 2 packaging sizes.
6 bottles x 30ml – $95
2 bottles x 250ml – $152

If bird’s nest is too expensive to be drank often, here’s one more yummy (and more affordable) supplement drink for beauty!

Kinohimitsu BB Drink
Bird’s Nest with acerola cherry

Kinohimitsu BB Drink is beauty drink that helps restore your skin’s natural glow and clarity – not only on the face but the entire body, including the back, hands and legs.

But my current favourite from Kinohimitsu is their Collagen Diamond which gave me a soothing sensation. It contains Collagen Peptide which helps in anti-aging, more for starting-to-age skin like mine. love58

Collagen Diamond is the bottled drink on the right my photo above. I’m going to start drinking it regularly!

Kinohimitsu BB Drink Value Pack retails at $39.90 for a pack of 6, with 4 complimentary bottles.

Smile Makers

Read the captions, do you have an idea of what these are?

For a moment, I thought I was wrong, it’s not that vibrator, but perhaps a toothbrush encapsulated inside. LOL

It’s one of the new products that will be coming to out local Watsons real soon.Be thrilled. Be excited. Be shy. I got The Frenchman in my bloggers goodie bag!

I still have not figured out on how to use it. The shape is just so weird. Haha!

Purposely added one of my wedding photos into the photo above, does it look like some intimate products meant for couple use? blahahaMore information on Smile Makers in their website.

Another healthcare product which I loved from Watsons Girls Day Out is,

Energeyes Digital Lenses

Prolong exposure to the glare light emitted from computer screen, mobile screen can strain our eyes, causing redness, discomfort or even headache.

Energeyes Digital Lenses are meant to reduce the emission from digital devices into our eyes by up to 50% and reduce the glare from the screens.

The ready-made ones are more for those who have eyesight perfect or wearing lenses. For those who are already wearing glasses, you can’t get the ready-made ones from Watsons. But from what I was told, some optical shops are able to incorporate this kind of lenses into the short-sighted lenses during manufacturing. My colleague custom-made hers, slightly more expensive than the average $200 pairs of glasses.

Energeyes Digital Lenses are available in a few colours with different frame-shapes.

Anyway, wearing zero-degree glasses is like a fashion these days, no harm getting one pair and use it when you’re on the computer. Time to learn to protect your eyes!

Retailing at $67.90 at local Watsons store.

Visit www.energeyes-eyewear.com for more information.

These are the 4 healthcare products which I love from Watsons Girls Day Out. I’ll blog about more loves on subsequent blogposts. You can also check out instagram #WatsonsGDO for more photos! I will also be spamming my instagram (username: sunkisstiffy) with my favourite picks from the goodie bag!

Watsons Girls Day Out is still on-going at Nex Shopping Mall Atrium from now till this Sunday, 15th March 2015. Free entry to enjoy the fun and pampering by Watsons!

[Event] Watsons 26th Anniversary

Congrats to Watsons having their 26th Anniversary this year.

To commemorate this event, Watsons introduces Watsons i-Kiosk which updates shoppers on whatever promotions, offers and discounts that are going on at Watsons stores.

Downloading of digital catalogs is also available.

There is also this “Snap & Share” function whereby shoppers can snap a photo of their shopping buys from Watsons or trying a new product, decorate it with frames and designs, and save to phones!

And share the picture with everyone on social media platforms like twitter, facebook and instagram! WOW!

Next is the issuing of Elite Card to members who spend at least SGD500 nett in five transactions. Elite card members get to enjoy double the benefits as compared to the usual membership deals.

Deals like : FREE beauty trial sets.

Finally, we have the Watsons On Wheels, a mobile store where it partners with various brands, driving near to consumers so as to bring the products closer to shoppers.

Maybelline

This March, Watsons On Wheels will be carrying products from Maybelline!

Maybelline products will be available at discounted prices, exclusively on this mobile store!

Even the newly launched Maybelline Color Show collection is on this truck!

Maybelline Color Show nail lacquer has formulations that are clinically tested and safe.

  • Formaldehyde-free
  • DBP-free
  • Toluene-free

The colours are bright, chic with high intensity. Application can’t be anymore easy and smooth.

Available in 40 hot runway shades for every mood and style.

Only SGD6.90 each.

In the same range, Color Show introduces creamy eyeliner that are available in 9 hot shades.

Budge-proof long-lasting finish.

SGD8.90 each.

So do lookout for the Color Show range at Watsons!

Other than Maybelline, Vichy and La Roche-Posay products were showcased at the event.

Vichy

Vichy Aqualia Thermal range has been well-known due to the Vichy Thermal Spa water content. Together with Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl, maximum hydration is fed into the skin, keeping the skin fresh and well-hydrated.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Absorbs deeply into the skin
  • 30ml, SGD52

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Light Cream

  • Suitable for normal to combination skin types
  • Light-texture cream
  • No greasy feeling
  • 50ml, SGD45

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream

  • Suitable for dry to very dry skin types
  • Creamy texture
  • Intense hydration
  • 50ml, SGD45

La Roche-Posay

A well-known brand that has been treating sensitive skin types.

One of their signature products, La Roche Posay Uvidea Aqua Fresh Gel SPF 30 PA ++++.

  • Offers superior protection against the whole UVA spectrum.
  • Water-concentrated gel texture is perfect for normal to oily skin types.
  • 30ml, SGD38.90

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Watsons Birthday Giveaway (Valid from 6 March – 2 April 2014)

Win SGD260 Watsons Vouchers every day when you’re their top POSB Everyday Card spender!

1 winner daily!

Plus, participate in their SGD10 000 grand draw with minimum SGD50 charged to your POSB Everyday Card in a single receipt.

Eligible POSB Everyday Cardholders will automatically qualify for the Grand Draw.

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GWP promotion at Watsons

6 March – 19 March 2014

  • Postal Notebook redemption with min. SGD50 nett spend in a single receipt.
  • Postcard Cushion + Postal Notebook redemption with min. SGD180 nett spend in a single receipt.

20 March – 2 April 2014

  • Postcard Pouch with coupons redemption with min. SGD100 nett spend in a single receipt.
  • Postcard Pouch with coupons + Postcard Cushion redemption with min. SGD180 nett spend in a single receipt.

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More Fun

Lunch Time Sales

  • Happens every Monday to Wednesday, 12pm – 2pm.
  • Enjoy up to 12 special deals!

[7 March – 1 April 2014]

  • Like Watsons facebook page and join their “How many can you find?” to win a G-Shock Baby-G everyday!

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Time for some shopping at Watsons?

I’m looking forward to catch the Watsons On Wheels and play with the “Snap & Share” function at Watsons i-Kiosk!

I was introduced to Skinbiotics on my first Yacht trip!


Photo extracted from Skinbiotics facebook.

Together with a group of bloggers, we made our way for a yacht trip at One degree 15 Marina!

Thanks to Karen for reminding us a list of items we may need to bring along!

I wasn’t going for the watersport, so I only brought my shades and sunblock!

The main agenda of this trip was to introduce to us the products from Skinbiotics, a beauty supplement for ladies who have skin concerns. Aside from this, it’s basically a rest and relax session for everyone on board.

“We had fun, we had joy, we had seasons in the sun!”

On board with us, we had Doctor David Tan, medical aesthetics from www.dtaesthetics.com.

Doctor Tan shared with us some true and untrue facts  about skincare treatments and products. We sure learnt alot that day!

I was sponsored with 3 boxes of Skinbiotics supplement to try out! Two boxes which target on dull and uneven skintone (for myself) and one box targets on dry, matured and sagging skin (for my mum)!

Today marks my first day trial on the supplements!

The pills are in coral pink!

What I have is REACTIV 01 Skin Lightening And Regeneration. One comes with 50 pills, able to last for 3.5 weeks.

Two pills to be taken with water every morning after food.

Right now, I have 100 pills, enough for me to try out for about 7 weeks, should be enough to see some results as clinical study is able to see visible results after 8 weeks.

What makes Skinbiotics work is one of the ingredient used, Algaplex, a complex blend of compounds including Marine Algae.

A little food chain that discovers the wonders of Marine Algae:

  1. Marine creatures like Krill eat the Aglae.
  2. Fish eats the krill.
  3. We eat the fish which pass down the compound of algae cells to us.

Some studies were conducted and the result was a unparalleled anti aging efficacy on human skin!

This explains why this ingredient is added to Skinbiotics to enhance our skin’s texture and appearance.

Skinbiotics mainly helps to protect, renew, refortify and repair our skin.

It targets skin concerns on skin areas where products like cream and essence cannot reach.

No doubt I have plenty of skincare to take care of my skin, it’s still the best to  boost up my skin underneath with supplements.

Just like we may need vitamins because the food we take in every meal, may not be sufficient to give us the necessary nutrients we need.

Some skin issues that Skinbiotics help:

  • Skin structure
  • Skin smoothness
  • Skintone
  • Fine lines/Wrinkles
  • Radiance
  • Pore size
  • Skin discoloration (Spots)
  • Hydration
  • Blemishes

For my mum, it’s REACTIV 02 AGE Defenze And Renewal.

She has yet to try them out because of her morning rush to work. Gonna set reminder for her!

The 3rd type is REACTIV 03 Age Defenze and Repair is formulated for Oily + Blemished Skin.

It was awesome to have the products presentation on a yacht rented from Charter Yacht! As the yacht making her way out to the sea, I caught so many nice views of the residential area and the beautiful sky!

Interior of the Yacht was very remarkable. Every space in the yacht is fully utilized. There were 4 rooms and 2 restrooms.

Hee, here’s our Skipper/Charter manager, Richard Koh. He is such a fun guy to hang out with! Thanks to Richard, his colleague and Doctor Tan’s wife for preparing the BBQ dinner for everyone on board!

Relaxing myself on the fornt deck as the yacht sailed out into the sea!

Sailing by Kusu Island!

Oh yes, the weather that day was uber hot! The sun was working so hard that all of us applied thick sun block all over!


Me and Chantana


Patricia and me


Thanks Chantana for taking this photo for me! I love it!


Photo extracted from Skinbiotics facebook.
Me, Chantana, Yijing, Verlyn, Feliza and Patricia.

Towards Sunset, we caught some glimpses of the the helicopters flying by with Singapore Flag!

Did you see the crescent of the moon on the photo above?

Sunset happens really fast and every 15 minute, the sky looks different. Luckily I took many shots to keep as momento!

While enjoying our BBQ food, we saw Song-of-the-sea fireworks from the nearby Sentosa Island.

Chilling under the sky with twinkling stars above us, it was an awesome evening with the girls, doctor Tan and the yacht crew.

Before we realize, it was like 10pm!

And slowly we made our way to sail back to mainland. So reluctant!

The night view of One degree 15 Marina was beautiful and quiet. One of the perfect places for chillax!

Thanks to Skinbiotics for this yacht trip! I’ve enjoyed myself!

Skinbiotics are available only at Watsons stores exclusively for the first 3 months from now. Depends on which box, it is retailing at S$138/box and $148/box.

My FOTD look for the yacht trip:

Leaders Clinic tinted sun cream

Za Candylicious Cheeks Groovy in Strawberry Pink

Za True White Two-way foundation

Benefit Brows A-go-go

Za Liquid Eyeliner

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extension Mascara

Natural-looking falsies (top and bottom) bought from Taiwan and Dollywink

My Outfit of The Day:

Close up details on my crochet shorts:

Add a cardigan, incase it’s going to be breezy out in the sea!

Bralet from TVD
Crochet shorts from MLB
Cardigan from MissyPixie

#Review# Blackmores Radiance – My very first beauty supplement!

It has been almost 4 weeks that I have been taking Blackmores Radiance supplement! And I must say, my skin has been feeling good all this while! I even brought then to my Taiwan trip! I will still continue taking this supplement when I am back!

I was invited by Watsons and Blackmores for their beauty and health workshop held at held at Cookyn-Inc. The place reminded me of aquiet cottage-like garden.

Had a great time in the beauty and health workshop where I also get to learn to cook my own dinner!

Blackmores Radiance is a beauty supplement which helps to enhance skin’s elasticity and moisture, keeping the skin healthy. It also helps to protects the skin from sun damage and free radicals which are the main factors that lead to early signs of skin aging.
Other than taking in healthy and antioxidants food, supplements also help to enhance the results. It’s possible that many of us are not taking in the correct levels of nutrients and antioxidants, which is also why we need supplements.
Indeed there are skincare products in the market to deal with all the sun damage and free radicals issues. But still, when comes to skin aging, beauty still comes from within the skin and the underneath layers.
That’s here where Blackmores Radiance comes in. It not longer helps to improve texture and radiance of the skin outer layer but also the inner layers.

Blackmores Radiance comes in a day and night formula. But there’s no strict rule that the supplement must be consumed specifically in the morning and at night. This is because both formulas are different.

Quoted from Blackmores Radiance
When taken in combination, Blackmores Radiance day/night capsules:

  • Are clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and tighten pores
  • Help decrease premature aging effects of sun damage
  • Visibly reduce uneven pigmentation and skin tone after 12 weeks
  • Increase skin moisture and hydration
  • Enhance skin elasticity
  • help maintain integrity and structure of the skin
  • Assit with collagen production, skin-regeneration and renewal

I have yet to see improvement in my fine lines under my eyes area, but skin’s roughness seems to be lesser! Skin’s pigmentation remains, hopefully will turn lighter as weeks pass.

I don’t have much of a pore issue, so no comment on that. Anyway, it has been said that, after 12 weeks of taking Blackmores Radiance, fine lines, skin roughness shall be reduced by 21% and there will be a significant reduction in pore size. This was done on a study & research using the night formula.

There were a few days when I’ve forgotten to take in the day formula, but it’s not an issue, I took both day and night formula that evening before sleep. 🙂

It’s pretty easy to differentiate which pack is for day and which is for night. There is a difference in the colour and there’s an embossed sun and moon on each supplement pack.

Here’s snapshot on the difference between the day & night formula.

Believe it or not, Blackmores Radiance supplement is my very first supplement. 🙂 I am not the kind of person who really believes in taking supplement because of the worry of having side effects. But Blackmores Radiance seems to have won my heart. 🙂

Blackmores also share with us a 5-step approach to address the factors that affect the rate of how out skin ages.

  1. Facial exercise and massage to give the facial muscles some workouts for face lifting. Just 5 minutes a day is enough for both eyes and face!
  2. Eat smartly – Increase intake of antioxidant food which contain Vitaming A and C, proteins and omega-3 to maintain the skin youth.
  3. Hydration – Other than moisturizer, drink lots of filtered water a day! This helps to minimise wrinkles.
  4. Sufficient Sleep – Get a lifestyle which gets rid of stress and worries at the required time.
  5. Relaxation – just 10 minutes a day to calm the mind, in this way, tight facial muscles will smooth out as well.

After finding out about Blackmores Radiance, the professional chefs from Cookyn-Inc gave us a cooking lesson, teaching us how to prepare healthy delicacies within a short time, even when we have zero experience in the kitchen.

These nice crackers to bite along while watching the presentation had opened up my appetite that evening, I couldn’t wait to hands on doing the cooking!

When comes to cooking, time planning is very important.

Chef got us started with dessert, Berry Yoghurt Trifle, so that by the time we finished the starter and main course, dessert would have been chilled and ready to be served. Then again, starter needed not heating, it’s like it could be served immediately upon prepared. Which is after preparing the dessert, we started off with the main course, and while it’s being baked, we prepared our starter.

Getting the ingredients ready to handmade my starter, Vietnamese Spring Roll. Peanut Dip (to go along with the spring roll) was tasty and was not made by me of course.

it’s not easy to wrap the spring roll! Need skills!

And because I had over stuff mine with ingredients, my spring roll “bursted”when cut. LOL

My main course,  Salmon & Choriza Baked with Assorted Capsicum, was my favourite dish of the day!

Frankly speaking, I am not a fan of capsicum but when I saw the look of the baked salmon, taking the capsicum was not a problem at all! *Capsicum is good food for skin beauty*

See! I finished my baked salmon together with the capsicum!

Ingredients which were used to make the Berry Yoghurt Trifle.

Check out my yummy dessert!

I had almost thought that’s all for my 3-course-dinner. But to my surprise, the nice chefs at Cookyn-Inc prepared us few of their signature dishes.

Below: Wild Rice Salad with Prawn

Below: Sous Vide Chicken

Below: Clams in Rice Wine

Ending the workshop with Chef’s handmade Dark Chocolate Truffles!

It was a fun evening with the rest of the bloggers, learning about beauty products and making healthy food.
Photo extracted from Watsons.

Thanks to Watsons and Blackmores for holding such an informative workshop for the bloggers, and to give me a the opportunity to try out the beauty  (Blackmores Radiance) which is available in Watsons stores.

Blackmores Radiance is available in leading pharmacies and watsons.

Recommended selling price is $123.00 for a box of 56 capsules ( 28days & 28 nights).

Watsons YOU Awards – Be 1 of the 8 Winners to win $2K Cash!


Heard of the Watsons YOU Awards?
Watsons You Awards comprises of 8 different categories focusing on the different parts of the body that make you Unique.
These 8 awards are opened to both males and females, and to anyone who can share why they are unique in their category of choice. 
 
8 Categories:
Face of The World
Friendly Face Male
Friendly Face Female
Sunny Smile
Healthy Hair
Healthy Skin
Flawless Face
Vitality You
 
How to Join:

[1] Make a purchase at the nearest Watsons’ store and keep the receipt!
[2] ’Like’ the Watsons Facebook page.
[3] Submit your entries online, by going to the Watsons Facebook Page, select the category which you are interested to join, complete with a full length and body-part photos based on the category, fill up your particulars including the Watsons receipt number!

What are YOU waiting for? JOIN NOW!

YOU could be one of the 8 winners.
Stand to win $2000 CASH, a 1-year modeling contract and 1-year supply of sponsors’ products! 
 
Join HERE! 
 
Online submission ends on 20 June 2011.

Locations To Grab Aqua Label!



For those who are unable to grab AQUALABEL, try the following locations below.
Before you go, you may want to google the watsons number and give them a call to ensure they have stocks for the products which you want!

Good Luck!

          Clementi

          Toa Payoh Hub

          Singapore Post

          Sun Plaza

          Hougang Green Mall

          Hougang Mall

          Hougang St 21

          Hougang Point

          Funan

          Marina Square

          White Sands

          AMK Hub

          AMK Blk 703

          Eastpoint

          Bt Panjang

          Bedok Central

          Amara Hotel

          Tampines Mart

          Tampines One

          Tampines Mall

 

          Rivervale Mall

          Punggol Plaza

          Chinatown Point

          China Square

          People’s Park Complex

          City Square

          Tiong Bahru Plaza

          International Plaza

          Great World City

          ION Orchard

          Ngee Ann City

          Plaza Singapura

          Suntec City Mall

          Far East Plaza

          North Point

          Vivo City

          Compass Point

          IMM

          Westmall

          Jurong Point

          Changi Airport T1