Clarisonic Sonic Radiance

With the busy schedule and being exposed to the sun everyday, there’s no doubt that my skin will be looking dull when neglected. As much as high SPF sunscreen will be helpful to prevent dullness, cleansing regime & skincare will also play a part to help skin looking brighter. So when Clarisonic sent me this set, I was thrilled to give it a try!

Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution by Clarisonic promises to combat hyper-pigmentation, acne-induced discolouration, uneven skin tone and dullness. The set contains these products:

  • Clarisonic Aria: This sleek device is both ergonomical and customizable with a pulsing T-Timer and three adjustable levels of sonic speed: Delicate, Universal and Powerful.
  • The Radiance Brush Head: This uniquely designed and patented spot and dullness-fighting brush head is specifically engineered with softer, denser, extra fine bristles to deliver a complexion-comforting yet highly effective cleansing experience.
  • Skin Illuminating Cleanser: The high-foaming gentle cleansing action combined with the pigment balancing activity of licorice helps brighten and even skin tone while removing impurities. This cleansing milk is specially formulated to be used with Clarisonic Cleansing device.
  • Skin Renewing Essence Boost: Formulated with Vitamin B3, this essence promised to help smooth and retexture skin for a more radiant, healthy looking complexion.
  • Brightening Activator Serum: Featuring powerful depigmentation ingredients, Ellagic Acid and Phenylethyl Resorcinol, this clinically proven serum is formulated to provide intense hydration and help reduce the synthesis of melanin and lighten dark spots, age spots and acne-induced discoloration when applied each day and night.

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How to use:

– Moisten your skin with Skin Illuminating Cleanser directly into the skin and using the ARIA speed 1, let the device cleanse your skin with 1 minute T-timer

– After cleansing your face and washing your face with water, apply 3-5 drops of Skin Renewing Essence Boost onto the palm of your hand and press into your face.

– Apply Brightening Activator Serum all over your face and massage with your finger tips.

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After using this kit for close to two weeks, one thing I must say is that I do notice my face looking brighter. I can even see an instant result after one time use – my skin was looking brighter and less dull. After almost two weeks, I noticed an even better result; My cheek area looks much better and the skin pigmentation on my cheek has faded slightly. But on my dry skin, I feel the Skin Renewing Essence Boost is rather drying on my skin and hence I skipped on the routine and only using the cleansing milk and the serum.. Both these product has helped me to achieve a brighter complexion.

 

The Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution retails for $355 and is available at Sephora (from 1st April 2015), TANGS Orchard & Robinsons Raffles City (from 18th April 2015). Sonic Radiance Customization Set, $170 (Only available in June 2015); Skin Illuminating Cleanser, $35; Brightening Activator Serum, $75; Skin Renewing Essence Boost, $55; Radiance Brush Head, $40.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum Review

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Recently during the start of 2015, Chanel released an improved version of the Hydra Beauty Serum. I was looking for a good hydration serum as my skin gets very dry these days due to hormonal changes. Looking at the pretty promo pictures where the bubbles looks so cute, I purchased a bottle hoping that my skin will feel moisturised after using this.

The packaging comes with a plastic bottle with a pump. The texture of this serum is a water-like Jelly texture. I like to use one pump for all over my face and let it set for about 15 seconds before I move on to apply my moisturiser. Please note that this serum is scented with Chanel camelia scent which I find to be quite strong in this serum. The scent eventually subside after 5 minutes of application.

 

Taken from Chanel Website

THE BREAKTHROUGH
CAMELLIA MICRO-DROPLETS:
Patented micro-droplet technology delivers the purest form ofCamellia Oil Extract, exclusive* new Camellia Alba OFA**, to infuseskin with exceptional hydrating and plumping power.

CAMELLIA ALBA PFA***:
This remarkably pure HYDRA BEAUTY ingredient, created by Chanelscientists, stimulates skin’s natural ability to restore and retainmoisture for a smooth, radiant appearance.

BLUE GINGER PFA:
To protect the benefits of Camellia Alba PFA, Chanel revealed one ofnature’s most powerful anti-oxidants, Blue Ginger PFA. Thisexceptional ingredient acts as an environmental shield, blocking andneutralizing free radicals to help reinforce the complexion.

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After two weeks of frequent use day and night. I am amazed to see that my skin looks better. It is more moisturised and most importantly, my skin doesn’t feel itchy or tight anymore. I am really pleased with the result the serum delivered. My skin feels much better these days! Although the too-strong-scent might be the only thing I dislike, I am so far pleased with the light watery texture that’s non sticky and non greasy. This serum is suitable for day and night usage.

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The serum is now available in Chanel counters islandwide. And if you’re having concern with your dry skin, this serum might be a great help!

 

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Crabtree & Evelyn Seasonal Spectacular

Hello hello!

It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! I had the chance to join Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas collection launch, and today I will share with you the interesting part of the launch. So here we go!

This year, Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas collection is called Seasonal Spectacular. Apart from their signature scent, they are also carrying two new Limited Edition Scents for Christmas; Noel & Holy Berry.

Noel collection comes in a red themed packaging. The scent feels fresh as it is infused with persimmon and citrus.

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This is Holly Berry collection which comes in purple themed. As the name says, it smells like Berry – sweet and fruity.

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There are few things that caught my special attention. Firstly is this Home Fragrance Diffuser. It comes in a lovely dove packaging – a very Christmas appropriate design. It comes in both Holly Berry & Noel scent. This is retailing for SGD98/180ml.

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Another interesting piece to look out is the Musical Tin. This comes in two sizes; the bigger size musical tin carrier 12 mini hand cream tubes and comes in purple tin (SGD 83). The smaller musical tin is encased in a slimmer tube in green. The smaller tin comes with 6 pcs mini hand creams and is retailing at SGD 58.

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Vanity Case is my weakness, I know I’ve had many lotions at home but whenever I see Crabtree & Evelyn vanity case, I am still interested to get one more. One of C&E’s new fragrance is Pear & Magnolia, and this year C&E has a vanity case in this scent. This is retailing at SGD 138, comprising of body wash, body lotion, hand therapy and 100ml EDT.

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When it comes to biscuit and cookies, Crabtree & Evelyn has really nice cookies. I usually bought a few tins to put at home and to enjoy them during this festive season. This Christmas, Crabtree & Evelyn has a few sets to consider. Here’s my favorite ones

This set below is called Enchanting Delight, selling at SGD 120. This set comes with 2 200g biscuits, 1 150g tin, 2 jams, 1 20g tea, 1 50g tea and a natural fruit drop.

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This beautiful biscuit tin carries all assortments of biscuit of 7 flavours, this is retailing at SGD 75.

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Be sure to check out all these items in Crabtree & Evelyn stores. Many more exciting things awaits for Christmas shopping!

 

Kiehl’s Vetiver & Black Tea Fragrance Collection

Kiehl’s presents a new range of scent of their aromatic blends. This time, it’s a unique blend of Vetiver and Black Tea.

The new fragrance, Vetiver & Black Tea, gives patrons an invigorating woody fragrance selection that captures the earthy, sweet aroma of Vetiver and the soothing, citrus-like aroma of Black Tea.

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As a tea lover, I like the non intimidating smell of this scent. I can smell the black tea in this product – it gives a relaxing aroma to my mind whenever I apply it.

Some of you might not be familiar with Vetiver; Vetiver is originally grown and harvested in Haiti. Vetiver is also a vital plant for supporting soil retention and irrigation control. This oil gives a woody scent with sweet-sour accents and a woody-balsamic undertone. Whereas for black tea, I am sure many of you are familiar with black tea and might be drinking it almost everyday. Ceylon black tea is harvested in the high mountains of Sri Lanka and it’s dried and fermented afterwards. With this method, we’ll get the soothing and citrusy fragrance of black tea.

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This range comes with Softening Body Cleanser and Softening Body Lotion, The body cleanser is sulfate free and the body lotion is silicone free.

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To complete the range, Vetiver & Black tea range also offers Eau de Toilette.

 

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Aromatic Mist EDT 30ml retails for $45

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Body Cleanser 250ml retails for $33

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Body Lotion 250ml retails for $43

I personally love this range especially the shower gel, It has a unique smell that only this range can offer. It gives a relaxing aroma without being too intimidating. Try to visit Kiehl’s store and give this range a try!

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Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil Information & Review

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I have always been loving face oil for it’s texture and faster result. The scent of oil based products are suitable to my liking as well. So when I was invited to the launch of the Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil few weeks ago, I was very excited to know more about this product and to try it myself.

Biotherm Serum in Oil comes in a glass bottle packaging with pump. The blue color represents Biotherm’s signature formula in their serum which is Blue Plankton and yellow represents the color of the oil.

Biotherm Serum in Oil is a new innovation that unites the power of serum and repair of an oil. One of the most interesting ingredients in this product is Ulkenia Oil. So what is ulkenia Oil? Ulkenia has been used to produce Omega 3 supplement and the benefits has been recognized worldwide – and for the first time, Ulkenia is being used as one of the formula.

It’s interesting to see the color and the texture of the product when you pump out the serum. You may see that the color of the serum has a combination of yellow and white which is claimed to be the color when a serum and ulkenia oil is mixed. The texture is not something you would expect from a product with oil – it feels weightless and it comes in gel like texture.  The texture is very light that I wouldn’t mind using this at day time. The product is lightly scented – it smells citrusy to me and it feels refreshing.

 

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I have been loving this serum lately for its texture and light weight feeling it has on my skin. It feels non sticky and it is certainly friendly on my skin. My skin can be sensitive to certain products ingredients and thankfully Biotherm Blue Therapy  Serum in Oil is friendly to my skin.

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Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-In-Oil retails at SGD109 and is available at all Biotherm counters.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

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