January 26, 2015

Sponsored Review: #NewYearNewSkin with Erabelle’s Skin Softening Refiner

Today I'm back to talk about a very interesting product from Erabelle! I'm sure many of you know about Erabelle, seeing as they're highly popular for their embrow embroidery services.

I was shocked to learn, though, that they actually have skincare products (click link to see their online shop)! Am I the first? Am I, *sigh*, a noob? Ah well, it's never too late to pick up anything new though, as they say - so without further ado, let me introduce their Skin Softening Refiner! :)


This Skin Softening Refiner is otherwise known as the perfect skin smoothie that doubles up as a gentle exfoliating scrub and mask in one. It contains refined peach seed powder compounded with the goodness of honey and vegetal proteins. It delicately removes the superficial layer of dull and dry dead skin cells, sebum, and dirt, whilst improving the skin's clarity, tenderness and brightness.

Active Ingredients 

1. Peach Seed Powder 
Forget rough bits in scrubs that harm your skin. Erabelle Skin Softening Refiner has round peach kernels that add an extra ‘crunch’! The kernels gently but effectively remove dead skin cells that clog up the surface of the skin, allowing the nutrients of the ingredients to go into your skin.

2. Hydrolyzed Proteins from Vegetable, Silk and Corn
Like the goodness in a green smoothie, these ingredients contain the same amino acids as those of the skin proteins. They enhance the skin renewal process and fix up damaged skin tissues for rejuvenated skin with a smooth, velvety touch!

3. Honey
Let your skin slurp up the nutrients that it needs from this smoothie fix. Honey is rich in amino acids and vitamins that luxuriously moisturizes the skin with anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Find your glow from within again.

January 25, 2015

Advertorial: Dr. Young Pore Tightening Serum

Pores pores pores - aren't they the bane of our existence!? I cannot possibly tell you just how many pore minimizing products I've read about and used my entire life! It's uncountable, honestly, and finding one that works is like striking the lottery.

However, I'm proud to call myself a millionaire now because I've found this pretty awesome product - otherwise known as Dr Young's Pore Tightening Serum - to help combat all my unsightly pores! :) So let me tell you more about this gem!

P/S: I know this is extra information, but I genuinely like Dr. Young's products! Everything I've used from them has done exactly as they said it would. If you'd like, here's my post on their BB Cream as well as AC Out Spot Stop Serum for Acne.

January 24, 2015

Sponsored Review: BRAUN Face - Mini Epilator and Cleansing Brush

Don’t be afraid to say it ladies, we’ve all got facial hair. I’ll go first, I’ve got peach fuzz (hair above my lips) and I find it an extremely huge hassle to have to pluck each and every single one of those bad boys out. I end up tearing a little after each session and it just gets so frustrating. I’ve heard about epilators, Sam has one and I’ve always been tempted to get one of my own too — so were were incredibly thrilled when Braun dropped us an email early december that they wanted us to try out their new product, the world’s 1st mini epilator + cleansing brush! 

January 21, 2015

Sponsored Review: Fling Nails at Woodlands!

In the words of Audrey Hepburn, "I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."

I too, believe in that - but most of all, I believe truly in manicures. Yes, sometimes I like to overdress, and sometimes I like wearing lipstick. But at ALL times, I like to know my nails look decent. Which brings me to my recent manicure that I got done over at Fling Nails by Huiwen. Even though I wrote a previous post with Ashley HERE, I decided to do up another one because............ Fling Nails just got a makeover done and Huiwen also lined up some amazing promotions in store and I just had to share them with you - ESPECIALLY WITH OUR READERS IN WOODLANDS! :)

January 18, 2015

Sponsored Review: Japan IPL Express (#1 Introduction)

2015 has been an AWESOME awesome year so far for me. And I just gotta say why! It may sound like bragging but seriously everything I've been wanting or dreaming for since 2014 has been slowly but surely been becoming reality. I attribute this to The Secret (remember that book everyone was raving about?) - not because I read and live by it, but because I've been keeping positive thoughts as much and as often as I can for this blog, and it's really been growing.

For one thing, IPL  has always been something I dreamed of but never really dared fork out the money to do. Well okay, not dared, but just couldn't bring myself to do since I own an epilator at home. I spent about $100 on that mind you, so just throwing it aside didn't seem like an option. BUT! Since Japan IPL so kindly offered to sponsor me for half a year, I was more than ready to jump onto the IPL bandwagon.

January 8, 2015

Review: IDS #3 - AATP Facial + Electrocautery

At this point, I've gone back to IDS a few times to address my concerns. I've already gone for my first consultation and done electrocautery for my chin, so the next step for me was to do a facial.

In my current state where hormones decided to flare up and punish me, my whole face erupted in small dots. Do note - for someone who's always had about 80% problem-free skin (when I did have issues, they would always be contained in a certain area only), having it all over is definite and sudden torture. And thus, as my skin condition was, I was advised to do the Advanced Acne Treatment Plus facial!

My Issues - 'Before' Photos

First up though, let me show you what my skin looks like now. Forgive the very yellow lighting - I took this back when I still used my Olympus EP1 (which SUCKS!) and this was the only lighting my skin's issues showed up properly on... The photos after this are used with my new Sony, so the quality is better and the lighting is corrected! :D

I digress! Anywaaaaaaaaayyyy, my skin looks horrible right, I know... *very sad face*

So yes, I'm dealing with whiteheads across my cheeks, chin, and forehead. I am also dealing with redness. It's all a very ugly picture, and yes I might be pretty brave to post it up here all unedited and what not, but the truth is that it kills me inside. Like I mentioned in my IDS #1 post, the products seemed to take a bit of time to work on me (this is normal apparently as everyone's skin works differently) so I thought I'd speed it up with some treatments!


January 5, 2015

Beauty Hits & Misses of 2014


Hey babes!

Happy new year!! in 2014, we have been incredibly blessed to have been introduced to so many different opportunities and we can't help but feel thankful for everything that has come our way. As we start off the new year, most of us tend to set new years resolutions, but being the beauty crazed junkies we are, we thought we'd share with you a couple of beauty hits and misses from 2014.

We felt that skincare products were a little hard to recommend because everyone's skin type is different— so! We tried to keep the products very neutral to all skin types and decided to share mainly makeup products! Lets start off with some hits.

January 3, 2015

Monthly: December Favorites

HAPPY 2015 TO ALL OUR READERS!!!!! How did your 2015 go? Ash and I work in industries which go crazyyyyyy busy during the December period (she's in print and I'm in fashion) and so whilst all our friends were going merry with their annual leaves, we were stuck at work rushing things out.

But that doesn't mean December wasn't a good month though! I got to try things I NEVER thought I would touch/touch again and I'm so glad to be pleasantly surprised. I also got to make new friends, one of which introduced an item here to me (WHICH I LOVE!) and so, well I did have a Merry Xmas after all.

Okay, enough of my rambling - let's dive right into this.
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