[Review] Skin Laser – PPP 360 Solution

It has been the most busiest time in my life for the past one year. I was pregnant the second time and gave birth last December. Once again my pregnancy caused my hormones to go haywire and my skin condition was a disaster.

Thank God, I was invited to experience a recently launched facial laser treatment from PPP Laser Clinic.

The new laser treatment, 360 Solution combines the use of lasers and light technology under the capable hands of qualified doctors to achieve near perfect skin with focus on 3 Cs: Colour, Consistency, Contour.

The 360 Solution comprises of 5 different treatments, targeting on various skin issues, rejuvenate and refresh the skin, to give radiance and glow to the skin.

Here’s what the 5 different treatments are all about:

Perhaps many of us will need P+ Intensive Laser Treatment as it targets on skin clarity in the epidermis and upper dermis. If you have skin concerns like freckles, clogged pores, super oily skin, this treatment maybe effective on you.

Fractional Laser is a non-invasive treatment that works by repairing underneath the skin to enhance tightness and elasticity. Laser beam is only delivered on targeting areas. Helps to remove superficial pigmentation, reduces pore size, lightening of acne scars, less visibility in wrinkles and fine lines.

As what the treatment name is, Collagen Remodelling is about stimulating collagen growth. Skin elasticity and firmness will be improved. Say bye bye to saggy skin!

So, after repairing the skin, it’s time to “feed” the skin! RF Skin Treatment promotes better oxygen supply to the skin, and when skin breathes better, wrinkles are minimized and skin’s firmness is well-maintained.

And when the skin is repairs, well-fed with oxygen, it’s now about maintenance. Ion Infusion is all about infusing Hyaluronic Acid into the skin, giving the skin maximum hydration and at the sametime provides soothing to the skin. From what I know, skin gets dry after laser, so Ion Infusion is recommended at the final treatment.

Hyaluronic Acid is nothing new these days. It is water booster to the skin, helps to plump up the skin’s firmness, and is able to calm the skin.

I enjoyed the most during Ion Infusion because it’s a cooling process, made me felt good after all the scare before each treatment.

There was minimal pain during the laser. I am someone with very low pain tolerance but managed to survive all 5 treatments.

I went home and had my usual cleansing routine. My skin felt extremely smooth, the same as what it was felt like after those extraction facial! But this 360 Solution treatment only took me about 30 minutes and my skin achieved the same (Or rather better!) effect as those usual facial!

I was given a mask sheet to apply after I got home. It’s PPP Skincare post-laser facial mask, helps to reduce water loss and expedite on skin rejuvenation. It’s soaked with Hyaluronic Acid, for a good skin water boost.

The smoothness on my skin lasted for a few days before it went through a short downtime of mild peeling. This was normal. The peeling was not visible just by looking at the skin. I felt the peeling during cleansing. But I was not too much bothered by it, it’s not obvious anyway.

I could still carry on with putting on makeup daily. I just had to cleanse my face using PPP Skincare cleansing wipes prior to my usual facial foam cleanser.

PPP Laser Clinic’s 360 Solution Taster Pack is now available at all PPP Laser Clinic outlets at S$360. This taster pack includes all the 5 treatments in one session.

There are quite a few outlets all over SG, so it’s quite convenient to dropby one near your home. 🙂

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[Event] The launch of Bio-Oil’s Largest Bottle 200ml

I am proud to say during my pregnancy 1.5 years ago, I did not suffer from a single sign of stretch mark on my tummy despite there were times my tummy felt itchy and I scratched on it. So what’s the secret to stretch-mark free tummy during pregnancy?

Bio-Oil was my main skincare.

Previously I reviewed (refer to blogpost) how my scar was lightened from using Bio-Oil. That convinced me quite abit, and so I used it again during my pregnancy. I applied it once a night before sleep. That’s all it took. No skin allergy. No discomfort. Bio-Oil had reduced the risk of forming stretch marks on my tummy! Yay! My holy grail skincare for pregnancy!love58

I truly appreciate how this small bottle of skincare showed its effectiveness on me.

And the good news is, Bio-Oil is now available in a larger sized bottle, 200ml!

Let me recap on the key ingredients in Bio-Oil.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil)
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil)
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil)
Mineral Oil
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

You’ll probably think, “Huh? so many types of oil, the texture is sure going to be super oily and uncomfortable!”.

You’re wrong. One of the plus points from Bio-Oil is, it makes the skin soft and smooth instead of feeling greasy all over.

Bio-Oil can be used on baby skin, like during a massage for the new born. One of the main agenda behind the product is to create the special bonding between the parent and child, and not just a skincare product. Any mother who has used the product and learned about its effectiveness, will sure to share with the little ones at home.

Anyway, when I was at the event introduction launch of the 200ml bottle, I also got my chance to diy a skincare scrub using Bio-Oil with some natural ingredients which are easily found at home or the supermarkets.

Natural Scrub (for face and body) Recipe and Simple Steps

2 table spoons of Manuka Honey.
2 teaspoons of Himalayan Salt (need to self-grind into finer salt).

2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil or 4 squeezes from Fresh Lemon Wedges.
10 drops of Bio-Oil.


Mix it.

And Voila! We’re done!

Pour everything into a airtight jar, you can easily get one from our local  Daiso or Ikea.

Storage is easy, keep the jar in a fridge for months and you can use it as and when you need it.

I tried my diy-ed Bio-Oil scrub on my dry hand. Gave the skin a light scrub, rinsed it off, and immediately I saw good results!

My wrinkled hand looked so much smoother and fairer than before the scrub.

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It was an awesome evening with Bio-Oil. I’m already thinking to DIY this scrub for my girlfriends for our next special occasion.

Because the event was held at Cookyn Inc, bloggers and guests also had the chance to learn cooking salmon in the simplest and healthiest way.

I had roughly jotted down the ingredients and steps, going to try it next week when Hazel is in school. (That’s when I’m free, heh!)

Shall share the recipe and steps in a separate blogpost.

Thanks Bio-Oil, you have been such a terrific product when I was pregnant and I can’t stop sharing my experience with friends.

Bio-Oil will be launching its largest sized bottle this coming May 2015.

[Review] Bioderma Hydrabio Sérum

After introducing my skin-loving Dr+Nu:ll Miracle Fitting Essence in the previous review, here’s another product worth trying,

Bioderma Hydrobio Serum

Texture
On some days, Bioderma Hydrobio Serum is almost as hydrating as a day moisturizer for my skin, despite it is only a gel-like serum. But this does not give me a reason to skip my moisturizer ya.

When I applied on my skin, the spreading of the serum feels like I am applying a moisturizer.

Results
It is not exactly as rich as a moisturizer, but quite effective in providing a minimum moisturizing level. The scent is soothing and just nice for my liking. Have to massage longer to ensure serum is fully absorbed into the skin. I know it’s absorbed once my skin feels less greasy.

Plus & Minus Points
I can’t seem to find any minus point on this product! It’s good enough for me!

Availability
You can get it from Blackbox.sg!

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Share with you a short background on #TheNewBlackBox.

What will the NEW BlackBox be?
– Magazine-style site with Beauty, Fashion and Entertainment editorials from Classic and Luxury brands and video content.

-Enhanced sampling subscription experience. Recipients get to pick the items that they want to try. They also have access to purchase Exclusive BlackBoxes.
– Members get to review the products they have tried and earn points.

Use my discount code (BBXTIFF10) to enjoy 10% off all exclusive boxes! Stay tuned to what’s coming up!

* I have actually received one exclusive blackbox (“Hey Betty, I’m on a vacay!”) last month and am going to share what’s inside within the next 2 weeks!

Purchase a sampling Blackbox if you want to try multiple samples ranging from skincare to to haircare. You can see what sampling products Blackbox are having this month here.

Have fun receiving your mysterious Blackbox!

[Product Review] Dr+Nu:ell Miracle Fitting Essence

Hello, I’m back for this dusty blog of mine! I have been so busy that I can’t even finish blogging about my Melbourne Trip. Shall continue that next time.

Received a few sponsorships towards end of 2014 and beginning of this year, shall review the products in the days to come.

First product I am reviewing is,

Dr+Nu:ll Miracle Fitting Essence

This skin-loving product is showing some positive results on my dry cheeks  and I am very impressed an essence like this can save my skin’s drying condition.

Texture
I like how the gel-like texture essence makes my skin feels silky smooth. The product texture is relatively light and is not greasy at all.

Results
I am impressed with how a small amount of the essence is able to brighten up my dull skin. Dr+Nu:ell Miracle Fitting Essence has the ability to firm up the skin because I notice instant less visibility on the fine lines on my face.

Even though it is only an essence, it provides relatively good moisture to my skin too. This is the miracle effect! On my late-for-work day, I actually skip my moisturizer just by using this! It is made up of plant stem cell which can really relieve skin stress. So I say this is a must for my skincare routine in the night.

Plus & Minus Points
It is safe for sensitive skin as it does not contain Paraben, Colourant, Benzophenone, Phenoxyethanol. It will be good if the scent can be lighter.

很神奇吧?这么一小瓶的东西竟然是一个护肤宝贝!

Availability
You can get it from Blackbox.sg!

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Oh well, I have previously blogged about what Blackbox is all about in 2013. Incase you are not aware, Blackbox has revamped this year.

What is the current Black Box?
– A free subscription lifestyle sample box
– “Blind Sampling” (recipients do not know what samples they will receive until the day the boxes reaches them)
– Timed (bi-monthly)
– Limited number of boxes (1,500 every bi-month)

What will the NEW BlackBox be?
– Magazine-style site with Beauty, Fashion and Entertainment editorials from Classic and Luxury brands and video content.

-Enhanced sampling subscription experience. Recipients get to pick the items that they want to try. They also have access to purchase Exclusive BlackBoxes.
– Members get to review the products they have tried and earn points.

Use my discount code (BBXTIFF10) to enjoy 10% off all exclusive boxes! Stay tuned to what’s coming up!

Get this Blackbox if you want to try multiple samples ranging from skincare to to haircare. You can see what sampling products Blackbox are having this month here.

Have fun receiving your mysterious Blackbox!

[New Product] Elizabeth Arden UNTOLD ABSOLU

Received a pleasant surprise from my sponsor, Elizabeth Arden couple of weeks ago.

Introducing a new addition to the Elizabeth Arden UNTOLD family of fragrances,

UNTOLD ABOSLU

UNTOLD ABSOLU continues the UNTOLD sensory journey, celebrating the intrigue of the modern woman in a new light.

The new fragrance is all about

Glamorous (new facet)
Captivating (new facet)
Refined
Mysterious
Sensual

Just like the earlier UNTOLD, UNTOLD ABOLU bottle is made up many facets, to show the versatile nature of a woman.

A remarkable appearance on the bottle is the golden band around the curvature of the bottle. The deep golden hue together with the golden band makes itself glamorous and captivating.

I prefer the golden band to the silver. The gold just makes the bottle looks very classy, and mesmerizing! Makes my vanity table looks good!

The scent from the first spray was a little turn off to me. However, the scent slowly evolved into a long-lasting fruity one! This has to be one of the perfect scent in my collection as the fruity essence is just nice (I’m not a fan of overwhelming fruity scent) and complements very well with the lighter floral scent.

UNTOLD ABOLU was love at first sniff for me (and my mum)!

UNTOLD ABSOLU Eau de Parfum, 100ml, SGD131
UNTOLD ABSOLU Eau de Parfum, 50ml, SGD105
UNTOLD ABSOLU Eau de Parfum, 30ml, SGD76

Already launched islandwide since 28 August 2014.

Available at all Elizabeth Arden authorized counters.

*Psst! This makes a good Christmas present for mums.

More blogposts on UNTOLD here and UNTOLD Legere here.

[Event] Creer Beaute Officially Launches In Singapore

The long-awaited Japanese Anime make up line, Creer Beaute, has made its way to SG!

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Creer Beaute brought along Versailles (Based on a mango called The Rose of Versailles) and Sailor Moon series of makeup products to the selected local Watsons stores!

*Excited*

A little background on Creer Beaute

Creer Beaute is actually a cosmetics subsidiary of Bandai. They have launched make up products based on a few popular series La Rose de Versailles, Urusei Yatsura, and Sailor Moon. Creer Beaute has also alunched men’s products like Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax series.

*Impressed*

Awarded products for Versailles series

Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner, SGD20.50
Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner EX, SGD20.50
The Rose of Versailles Oscar & Rosalie Face Mask, SGD7.80

Versailles is the most popular line under Creer Beaute. It’s based on the mango The Rose Of Versailles, also know as Lady Oscar or La Rose de Versailles.

Difference between Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner and Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner Ex

Both liquid eyeliners have tip as fine as 0.1mm, long lasting and smudge proof. Both have very fast-drying properties too. The only difference is, Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner EX is coupled with wild rose oil and rose water, a natural caring property for the delicate skin on the eyeline.


Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner Black

In the same Versailles series,  there are also very good mascara worth checking out.

The Rose of Versailles Volume Mascara, SGD24.70
The Rose of Versailles Shining Long Mascara, SGD 24.70


The Rose of Versailles Volume Mascara

Difference between The Rose of Versailles Volume and The Rose of Versailles Shining Long Mascara

Needless to say much, one focuses on volumising the eyelashes, the other focuses on lengthening.

Both mascara are good at minimizing the clumps and easy to apply on my bottom eyelashes as well.

For those who prefer pencil eyeliner, Versailles series have it in brown and black, SGD22.60 each. Smudge-proof and easy to draw with its creamy texture.

If you’re looking at eyebrow pencils, yes, Versailles have it too, in dark brown and light brown.

Creer Beaute is has also brought in facial masks under Versailles series, too good to be missed!

So that’s for the Versailles series.

Come to Sailor Moon series!

Miracle Romance is the signature range of Creer Beaute. Star product in this range is, Star Power Prism Eyeliner.

Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Liquidliner Black and Brown, SGD24.70
Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Pencilliner White, SGD18.50
Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Lameliner Red and Blue, SGD24.70
Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Lameliner Set Orange Gold and Green, SGD36.90

Focus here will be on the coloured eyeliners,

Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Lameliner in red, blue, orange gold and green.

The opacity here is very light, infact the coloured eyeline becomes very uneven. It’s recommended to draw this on top of black eyeliner.

I tried to overlay the blue on my Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner Black drawn earlier. As you can see, towards the last letter ‘r’, the blue is not visible at all. Not easy to draw if you’re a newbie in liquid eyeliner.

It’s smudge proof, and yet easily removed with makeup removal wipes, which is a plus point.

Do note that the Orange Gold and Green are available in sets with a liquid eyeliner.

Orange Gold + Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
Green + Liquid Eyeliner in Black

For the ladies who want to create the teary eyes look like Sailor Moon, Miracle Romance range has this pencilliner in white to create it!

Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Pencilliner White, SGD18.50

This pencilliner white comes in creamy texture, has got shimmery powder to create this watery, bright and fresh eyelook.

Most of the white pencil eyeliner which I have tried, are not long lasting and tends to fade away after 4 hours due to oil sebum and sweat.

But Creer Beaute Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Pencilliner White proves itself to be smudge-proof, anti-oil, anti-sweat and long-lasting! I like to use it on my bottom waterline, to give the eyes a brightening look.

Be sure to notice the variety of these pretty packaged products at selected Watsons stores: Jurong Point, Vivo City, Ngee Ann City, Asia Square, Compass Point, Parkway Parade, Junction 8, Causeway Point, Yew Tee Point West Mall and all 49 Watsons stores with Japanese Corner like Takashimaya and Marina Square.

[Product Review] L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment

I am facing serious hair fall issue, especially after my delivery.

My hairtop hair is thinning and the scalp is very obvious, I can go bald anytime if my hair fall continues at its current rate!

On average, a normal person loses about 100 strands of hair everyday. If the new hair growth is good, this 100 strands of hair fall is not a big issue. However, if the new hair growth is slow, balding will happen soon.

Going to the professional consultant for hairloss issue is going to cost a huge hole in my wallet, so I’m pretty helpless all this while until the kind folks at L’Oreal Paris sent me their new range of anti-hair fall treatment products to try.

Introducing the L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment,

It’s my new haircare product this month!

L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment is an intensive haircare product to fight against hairloss issue.

Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment is clinically proven to save 1600 hair strands per month. It is designed for both men and women with hair loss concerns.

The reason why it’s a 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment is because of the 3 added main ingredients, Arginine, Protein, Aminexil.

Arginine to nourish the hair roots. It’s an amino acid that is essential to hair growth, it aids in nourishing the hair bulb from the roots and enhances micro-circulation in the scalp for stronger hair.

Protein to strengthen the hair fibers. Because hair is often subjected to various harmful elements from styling products, heat and weather conditions, Protein plays an essential role in rebuilding hair fiber for stronger, more resistant hair.

Aminexil to prevent hair loss. Commonly found in salon professional products, This is the first time that the salon professional ingredient, Aminexil has been introduced to the mass market. Aminexil works to strengthen hair anchorage at the roots to reduce hair loss.

One of the well-known clinical signs of hair loss is detected deep down – the thickening of the collagen sheath. Collagen bundles develop under the follicle and the connective sheath thickens, resulting in weaker, thinner hair that leads to hair fall. Aminexil aids in the binding of the hair bulb on the scalp.

Loving the small bottle size, I can bring a few bottles out during travel!

For a start, I will be applying a one monodose per day for 6 weeks. Yes one monodose! You see, my hair loss issue is very serious, so my routine has to be an intensive one.

If yours is a mild case, or you just want to use it as a prevention, 3 monodoses per week for 6 weeks is good enough. This is a usage advice from the product.

On my dry/slightly damped hair, I squeeze out a few drops on a few partitions like the hair top, fringe, sides of my head, concentrating more on the scalp on hair top.

For each partition, I follow up with giving a light massage on my scalp, and leave my hair as it is. There’s no need for rinsing.

My scalp doesn’t feel sticky or oily, infact it feels fresh and smells nice!

I have to be disciplined enough to do this diligently for 6 weeks, else the first few days of application is a waste of effort!

So, please do not take this as a 三分钟热度!

For a more intensive treatment, do include the other products from this L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment range.

Visit this website for more testimonials from the products!

The new Fall Repair 3X Anti Hair Fall Treatment retails for $39.90 and is available from July 2014 onwards at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, major supermarkets and hypermarkets and selected departmental stores.