La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Hello everyone!

Few weeks ago, we were invited to attend La Prairie Event for their latest products Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. I was in Singapore during that week therefore I was able to attend event with Meryl for the first time.  La Prairie is one of the skincare brand which I wanted to try when I have a chance. Thanks La Prairie for the beautiful and organized event and surely for inviting us!

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To find more about the products, below is the information from La Prairie!

Thanks for reading! By: Monica

Miles high in the Swiss Alps, in a world of sheer ice crystals, beauty transcends time.   Here, two seemingly fragile plants and one tiny algae learned to survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth for plant life, developing strategies to outwit the environment, protect their own DNA and flourish.  It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage and legacy deeply rooted in Switzerland for over three decades, harnessed the extreme-survivalist secrets of those Swiss extremophile plants and algae into one extraordinary, patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex.  This Complex transfers the strength of survivor plants and algae to the skin, allowing it to become more resilient, acclimating seamlessly to the daily extremes of life.

After all, you’ve learned to adapt to life’s stress, but what about your skin?  What your skin needs in order to counteract an accelerated pace of aging is to fortify itself and become more resilient against what ages us the most – climate extremes, pollution, constant travel, lack of sleep, anxiety.  With the introduction of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, featuring the patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, your skin becomes more resilient and renewed so you can look younger, longer and is ready to tackle any and all elements that age skin.  This is extreme skincare at its best – incorporating the some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets of nature into scientifically-sound skincare.

How it all began…the journey for Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal…

Research and development for la prairie extends beyond the laboratories and into the field, from the top of the mountains to the ends of the earth.  For the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal launch, inspiration – and key ingredients – came from the Swiss Alps, an area Dr. Daniel Stangl, la prairie’s Director of Innovation and an active mountaineer, is extremely familiar with.  Pursuing his passion for research on life in extreme environments, Dr. Stangl’s studies led him and the R&D team to the discovery of a tiny plant identified as Saxifraga Oppositifolia, or Purple Saxifrage, growing just below the summit of the ice-covered Dom, one of the highest mountains in Switzerland.  Dr. Stangl hypothesized that the plant must have extremely protective cellular mechanisms to survive and thrive in what is recognized by botanists as the coldest place on earth where a flowering plant has ever been found, which could translate to skincare benefits. 

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Inspired and intrigued by that idea, the R&D team began a deeper exploration of plants and algae living and prospering in an extreme world of ice and snow for a project they deemed “Swiss Ice Crystal Plants.”  They soon found another tiny and fragile extremophile plant called Soldanella Alpina – this one flourishing on the lower slopes of mountains in the central parts of Switzerland, up to 3000 meters above sea level.  Soldanella Alpina is dormant through a prolonged winter “ice age,” earning its nickname ‘sleeping beauty,’ but in early spring, the water trickling through cracks in the frozen snow above rouses the root and causes the plant to germinate.  A small bud begins to open, and using the fuel stored up in the leaves, Soldanella Alpina melts a place for itself to grown under the snow or ice.  As the bell-shaped flower grows up toward the light, it continues to melt the snow until it emerges into the fresh air.

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The evolution…from the mountains to the lab…

As they continued the quest for ageless beauty and unearth additional benefits found among the leaves, stems and flowers of these extremophile plants, la prairie’s R&D team partnered with a Swiss nursery specializing in high Alpine plants.  Nestled within this nursery among specific soil and climate conditions, Purple Saxifrage and Soldanella Alpina grow in a sustainable way.  Both plants are harvested only once a year, in June, after their short flowering season, through a laborious process where every single plant is cut by hand, carefully purified from soil and dried for further processing and extraction of precious components.

The R&D team at la prairie then added a third ingredient proven to be a survivor among harsh conditions: Swiss Snow Algae, a potent anti-aging powerhouse that was first utilized in la prairie’s Cellular Power Collection.  A true pioneer of living in snow and ice, Swiss Snow Algae build tiny microcrystals of red pigments that protect against extreme UV and visible light in high altitudes. During the winter, Swiss Snow Algae rest in the form of red spores beneath the snow blanket. In spring, the resting spores germinate and release smaller green flagellate cells which travel towards the surface of the snow to proliferate, leading to the phenomenon of a crimson blanket on the snow’s surface, seen in summer.  La prairie sustainably grows Swiss Snow Algae in bio-fermenters, harvesting the red form of the algae after the UV induction.  Combined with extracts of Purple Saxifrage and Soldanella Alpina, Swiss Snow Algae completes the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex trifecta.

Upon finalizing the patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, the la prairie R&D team knew they had created a true triple threat against aging.  After all, the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex helps your skin adjust to skin-aging stressors and support cell renewal, day after day.  To make certain that what the plants are doing for themselves, the complex will do for our skin cells, Dr. Stangl and his team employed cutting-edge genetic, molecular and cell biology methods to demonstrate the unique protective and anti-aging benefits of the complex for the skin.

The outcome…a new age of timeless beauty…

With Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, skin has the strength it needs to acclimate to life’s stresses – increased hydration and resilience – in two incredibly textured treatment products.

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As Dr. Daniel Stangl states, “I’ve been with the brand since 1993 – through 20 years of ground breaking, innovative launches – and the new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal products are among the most exciting products we’ve developed.  To be able to capture the youth-protecting properties and adaptive nature of the three survivalist plants – deemed the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex – and combine those with revolutionary technologies of modern skincare is exceptional.  In essence, the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex helps skin outwit daily aging assaults from the environment – an incredible achievement.”

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Says Lynne Florio, Global Brand President for la prairie, “When it comes to the development of new products for la prairie, no cost is spared, no research left undone, no frontier is left unexplored in our quest for agelessness.  Our clients pay a premium for the best in their skincare, and they expect the highest level of performance.  We aim to exceed their expectations, and I am confident we have done so with the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal duo.”

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*NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2014*

CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM

AGE DELAYING, LAVISHLY HYDRATING

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream offers a nourishing daily moisturizer with extreme benefits, helping the skin adapt to a world of extremes:  stress, environment and aging.  The modern formulation – an oil-in-water gel-cream – feels rich but immediately penetrates and turns skin to silk as it revitalizes the complexion and works to fortify your skin’s resilience to life’s increasing aging assaults.  The result is an ageless appearance.C_SIC_C_hero

Formulated with the best that science and nature have to offer, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream features the youth-preserving Swiss Ice Crystal Complex (comprised of Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Soldanella Alpina and Swiss Snow Algae), which fortifies your skin’s resistance and adaptability to a world of daily skin aging extremes.  In addition, it contains the anti-aging powers of Tissue Guidance Matrix and two plant cell extracts based on stem cell technology to assist with skin renewal, Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize and photo-reflecting agents to help skin glisten.

As Dr. Stangl says, “With Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, we’ve created a deeply moisturizing, age-delaying cream that excels at fortifying your skin’s resilience to life’s daily aging assaults.”

Fortify, hydrate and renew skin with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream.

 

How to apply:

  • Smooth over face and neck after cleansing and toning.
  • For enhanced moisturization and barrier protection, blend a drop or two of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream.
  • May be used over a serum.
  • May be used AM and PM.

 

Bonus: Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream is also an excellent “recovery cream” for stressed skin (a result of dermatological procedures, change in climate or excess traveling).

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Product description:

Packaging:                                         A clear Lucite outer shell designed with an ice crystal effect, paired with shiny silver cap

Size:                                                      50 ml / 1.7 FL OZ.

On Counter Date:                            February 2014

Price:                                                    SGD 500

 

*NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2014*

CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL

WHISPER LIGHT, LUXURIOUSLY NURTURING

Seeking clearer, smoother, hydrated, nurtured skin?  Turn to Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, a hydrating, nurturing dry oil that becomes one with your skin upon application.   Containing a precious blend of pure oils and age-delaying extracts – nature’s answers to youth and beauty – as well as new Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, the sheer, weightless dry oil strengthens and fortifies your skin to prevent moisture loss and keep skin supple, emitting a non-oily, natural, healthy glow.

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While the benefits of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil are plentiful, the most obvious is hydration, as oils help create a seal which locks in moisture on skin.  In addition, the youth-preserving Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, which embodies the intense survival capability of extremophile plants and algae capable of withstanding the harshest environment on earth for plant life – namely Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Soldanella Alpina and Swiss Snow Algae – helps to provide potent anti-oxidant protection.

Fortify, restore and nurture skin with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil.

As Dr. Stangl declares, “A drop of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil each day is the remedy to your complexion issues.  It’s incredibly effective in strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier while also soothing and nurturing skin.”

 

How to apply:

  • May be used AM and PM.
  • May be used alone or used in combination with another moisturizer to dramatically nurture and strengthen your skin’s resilience to rapid aging factors.
  • For current serum users who also desire incorporating Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil into their existing skincare regimen, apply your preferred serum first to clean skin.  Follow with a blend of 1-2 drops of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil mixed in with moisturizer of choice; smooth mixture over face, neck and décolleté.

 

Bonus: Science has proven that lightweight oils moisturize the skin really well, putting to rest outdated fears related to using oils on the skin.

 

Another surprising benefit is that a dry oil product can help every moisturizer work better.  After all, humectants in creams draw water into your skin.  Oils hold water in, so if you use both at the same time, you get the most hydration.

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Product description:

Packaging:                                         A clear Lucite outer shell designed with an ice crystal effect, paired with shiny silver cap

Size:                                                      30 ml / 1 OZ.

On Counter Date:                            February 2014

Price:                                                    SGD 500

 

Disclaimer: the pictures and information in this post is taken from La Prairie Press Release kit.

Uk Trip Haul :D

Hello guys!

I have been shopping a lot during the holiday! UK has plenty of makeup brands that I could not find in Singapore and I took the chance of getting those things! I know I’ve been a bad girl during the holiday. When I reached home after the holiday, I felt guilty looking at my new stuffs :( But anyway I enjoyed my holiday so much and now I should work hard to pay off those shopping damages LOL :D

Suqqu

This is Suqqu counter in Selfridges Manchester. I didn’t take more pictures as I was too excited to look for products here. I had fun swatching many products. There are many items that are not available there because I think it sold out pretty quickly.

Here are my Suqqu haul; 2 eyeshadow, 1 blush and 1 eyebrow palette.

Illamasqua

These pictures are also taken in Illamasqua counter in Selfridges Manchester.  The Illamasqua counter there is very happening with 3 SAs that have dramatic makeup and dresses! The thing that gets me most excited is to see their blushes. I have Illamasqua blush in Hussy and I love it to bits. I had fun swatching at the blush counter and decided to pick

I purchased three items from Illamasqua; a blush, an eye palette and a cream highlighter.

Chantecaille

I picked this Chantecaille Classic Palette in Harrods. This palette was on sale together with the Tiger in the Wild palette. Chantecaille products pricing are so expensive even after the price reduction. I paid (£50 or £75, can’t remember exactly). Honestly I bought this only because I want to collect a product from a brand that I have never had before. I will do a review about this palette soon (I hope :) )

Drugstore Haul from Boots & Superdrug

I had fun in both Superdrugs and Boots mostly in between Christmas – New year because they are having generous promotions. I bought quite a number of products there as they are having a “Buy 2 get 3″ promotions and I will get a free goodie bag when I buy 5 products or more. Gosh I could not control myself and bought there things with me. I know I am a bad girl when it comes to shopping but I’ll give myself an excuse since this is a year end holiday :p

Real Technique Brushes

Sleek Eye and Blush Palettes

Miscellaneous brands – Maybelline Color Tattoo, Revlon Lipstain, Max Factor lipfinity, Loreal Eyeshadow, Rimmel Eyeliner, etc.

Model’s Own and Barry M are one of those brands that excites me the most in Boots and Superdrug. Their glittery nail polishes are to die for! Barry M nail polishes were about £3-£5 each and Model’s Own were about £5 each.

That’s all I have for you :)

I have many things to be reviewed and please be patient with me LOL.

Thank you for reading.

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

Merry Christmas from Memoiselle :)

Hi all,

First of all we would like to say thank you for all the support all these years. Memoiselle has been around for 1 and 4 months now. We could feel that we have found many good blogger friends from all over the world. Thank you for reading our post, giving suggestion and answering some of our beauty related question ;)

Christmas is around the corner. Although we are sad that both of us could not meet this holiday, We are so happy to celebrate Christmas with our family. Meryl and Monica are flying off to enjoy holiday in two different places. We will update about our holiday on instagram (@memoiselle) :) In the meantime, here are some Christmas related pics that we took.

By Meryl:

By: Monica

 

I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas from Meryl & Monica

The Body Shop Winter Trend Makeup Event

Hello all!
I was recently invited to The Body Shop Winter Trend Makeup Bloggers Event. It was held in epilogue ION Orchard.

Here are some photos I snapped during the event; photos are taken from Memoiselle instagram account (@memoiselle)

With the pretty Mabel from She Shops Makeup :)

I was so happy that I received lots of goodies from The Body Shop. They are very generous to give us such a nice hampers :)

1. Eye Makeup Palette

When I opened the eye palette, it suddenly reminds me of my Suqqu eyeshadow palette. The packaging is nice and simple. It comes with two mini brushes; one for eyeshadow applicator and the other one is angled brush. I like the idea that they provide us mini brushes instead of sponges. These mini brushes works well with me. The bristles are soft and dense enough to apply eyeshadow nicely.

The best thing about this eyeshadow is the texture. It’s slightly creamy and the pigmentation is just very good. There’s a slight fallout but it’s really controllable so this should not be a problem.

Smoky Copper leans more towards neutral colors, Larry Yeo suggested that fair skinned women can use the color on the top right as a base. Women with deeper skintone can choose the color at the bottom left. Smoky Moonstone has such a nice greyish taupe which I really like. I like both palettes, Smoky Copper has great neutral colors and very versatile. I love Smoky Moonstone too especially the two colors at the bottom. However the only thing I dislike is the highlighting color which are too similar.

Swatches below are taken under indoor lighting, without primers and two layers.

2. Eye Definer & The Joy of Sparkle

The Body Shop Eye Definer or eyeliner is a new item for me to try. The pigmentation is good; it’s creamy and glides on easily. I like these 3 colors very well; Golden Brown is my favorite out of the three. It’s a nice color to replace black if I would like to have a simple eye makeup.  However there’s a thing that I dislike about this.  I find that it smudges on me after 4 hours of wearing.

The Sparkler is a glittery spray which you can use all over your body. I foresee that I won’t be using this a lot, maybe only during some night event.

3. Lipstick

The Body Shop was really kind to let us have 4 lipsticks.  The texture of this lip color is good; creamy and moisturizing. I don’t find that my lips are peeling after using this. It’s more on the sheerer side so I need to apply two coats for full opacity.  The packaging of this lipstick is also nice; its outer is made of silver metal and the inner side is gold.

The Look:

Day look/Afternoon Look

This is the look that I created for afternoon look. It’s a simple look using Smoky Copper palette.

For the base color, I am using the color at the upper right. I apply it all over my lid. To create the smoky look, I am using the lower left color on my crease to create a soft smoky look. Then I added the color on the lower right on my lower crease to deepen the color.

During the event, Larry Yeo suggested that we can skip eyeliner for day look if we want a simpler look. I followed his tips and I continue the look with applying two coats of mascara. No blush were used in this look but I contoured my face with a very light contouring powder. To finish the whole makeup, I applied a simple nude lipstick (the 2nd from the left as swatched above). You can choose a brighter lip shade if you want something bolder.

Evening Look

For evening look, I choose Smoky Moonstone palette for a more greyish tone smoky eye. The base color that I applied is the color on the upper right. Then I use the color on the lower left on my crease to create soft smoky look. Again, I am using the color from the lower right to create a bolder color. You can always add on more dark color if you wish to have bolder look. In this look, I applied black gel eyeliner on my upper lid and outer lower lid. I also apply The Body Shop Eye Definer in Pure Gold in my inner lid to brighten up my eye.

I chose a bolder lip color for this look. I choose the color on the right (as swatched above). The red lipstick is more on the sheerer side, so I applied two layers of lipstick. I applied bronzer on my face to show my cheekbone a bit (uurgh I have such a round face :( ) but I skipped on applying blush as I want to focus on my lip color.

Final Thought:

All The Body Shop Christmas products are very lovely! But if I have to pick one favorite product, it would be the eye palette in Smoky Copper. The colors are versatile for every day use; for both day and night events. Moreover this looks great on many skin tone. The texture of the eye shadow is rather creamy, so it would glides on nicely and the pigmentation is really good. The eye shadow lasts for long hours. The packaging is simple and the size is just nice to be put on my daily make up bag for touch up when necessary :)

Which look do you like better?

Btw, I am currently on Body Shop Most Stylish blogger challenge. You can help me to win this competition by voting :) It’s very simple, here’s the step:

1. Like The Body Shop Facebook Page

2. Go to this link or look for The Most Stylish Blogger post :)

3. Vote for Meryl

You’ll have a chance to win more hampers worth more than $400!! And there are 30 consolation prize containing full size shower gel and body lotion :)

 

So remember to vote for me :p

 

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

 

 

The Magic of Lights for a Bright Christmas @313 – Facebook Contest!!

The Magic of Lights for a Bright Christmas @313

313@somerset presents the first ever Christmas Light Show and Light Art Christmas Card, together with a host of fun activities

SINGAPORE. November 14, 2012 – Bringing to shoppers an artful display of lights to create the first ever Christmas Light Show and the magical use of ‘light art’ as a paint brush to create brilliant Christmas cards, 313@somerset will dazzle its shoppers with the beauty and mastery of lights to bring added festive cheer.

As part of the light theme this year, Charlie Lim, renowned Singapore photographer introduces his remarkable technique of light art into designing Christmas cards for shoppers at 313@somerset. This method of photography uses a single source of light and paints the subject in the dark while the camera captures the image. The effect is a visual treat that creates a work of art for each shopper who participates. From 7 – 23 December, every Friday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm, at Basement 2 (next to Din Tai Fung), the first 80 shoppers each day who spend a minimum of $150 will have an opportunity to get their photo taken. All CLUB313 members are guaranteed redemption.

The Christmas Light Show takes place on 313’s Level 1 Atrium, from 5 – 23 December, Sunday to Thursday at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with additional shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm. This unique showcase transforms a traditional Christmas tree into a canvas for a brilliant illustration of colours through the use of light projections.

“313@somerset delights in giving its shoppers the happiest of shopping experience and this holiday season, we’ve taken it up a notch to surprise and delight our customers. We are using technology and craftsmanship to create art for our shoppers and give them a visual treat to define what Christmas lights are truly all about”, says Amy Lim, General Manager of 313@somerset.

Roving Santa and Christmas Characters
In addition to the light-themed activities, shoppers will enjoy roving Santa, Santarinas and Christmas characters when they shop on the following dates:

December 7, 14, & 19 – 21 at 6pm and 8pm.
December 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm

Be serenaded with musical performances from the likes of Kaze Flute Ensemble as they take everyone through the melodic series of Christmas pieces performed on a flute.

Performances are taking place on:

December 7, 14, & 19 – 21 at 5:30pm and 7pm
December 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 at 5:30pm, 7pm and 87pm

My Christmas Wish list – Facebook
Taking the conventional wish list to a social dimension is 313’s “My Christmas Wish List“ Facebook application. From November 30 to December 20, shoppers may be granted their Christmas wish list simply by snapping a photo of items from three stores and submitting it to 313’s Facebook www.facebook.com/313@somerset. 10 shortlisted wish lists will go through online public voting from December 10 – 20 and three participants with the highest-voted wish lists will each receive $500 worth of 313 shopping vouchers. In addition, five lucky voters will also receive $50 worth of 313 shopping vouchers each. Call for entries are taking place November 30 till December 9.

Spoilt for Choice with Redemptions

Get spoilt for choice from 16 November 16 to 25 December with the range of gifts that are available for redemption. Gifts such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the new iPad, Frederique Constant Ladies watch, and 313 shopping vouchers are all up for grabs when shoppers redeem their 313 Christmas points. Shoppers get 1 Christmas point for every $50 spent (maximum of 3 same day receipts). CLUB313 members also earn 1 point for every $45 spent.

Additional Rewards for VISA Cardholders
VISA Cardholders will receive a 313 voucher worth $10 when they spend a minimum of $200 in a single day from 17 November to 6 January, 2013. Limited to first 50 shoppers per day on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Complimentary Limited Edition 313 Gift Paper
From 16 November till 25 December, every shopper who spends a minimum of $50 will receive one Christmas gift wrapper; redeemed at the Concierge desk at Basement 1. CLUB313 members can redeem for a minimum spend of $45. Each shopper is limited to a maximum of 20 wrappers per day, while stocks last.

Lucky Christmas Tree Instant Draw
From 5 – 23 December, 10am to 6pm at Level 1 Atrium, 313’s Lucky Christmas Tree is the hot spot for festive giveaways. Attractive prizes will be flashed up randomly onto the Christmas Tree and lucky shoppers can walk away with $500 worth of 313 shopping vouchers in daily voucher giveaways.

Each day, the first 80 shoppers who spend $150 can redeem a “Lucky Tree” coupon for the instant draw. All CLUB313 members who meet the minimum spend will be guaranteed redemption. Redemption at B1 Concierge.

For more information on all our festive promotions and lucky draws, shoppers can call the Concierge Desk at 6496 9313 or log on to the 313@somerset Facebook page www.facebook.com/313somerset.

Get you Christmas Wishlist!

Here’s the simple step! Snap a photo of items from 3 stores and submit it to 313 Facebook page !

10 shortlisted wish lists will go through online public voting from December 10 – 20 and three participants with the highest-voted wish lists will each receive $500 worth of 313 shopping vouchers. In addition, five lucky voters will also receive $50 worth of 313 shopping vouchers each. Call for entries are taking place November 30 till December 9.

Ask your friends to vote for you and you might get your Christmas wish list! :)

Good luck everyone!

 

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