Essential Leave On Treatment CC Oil & Night Care Milk

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While many people may know that heat styling, perming and dyeing can damage your hair, they may not know that external environmental factors and some of their everyday habits can put stress on your hair and impact its health and appearance.

Fight those pesky hair stresses with the new and improved Essential Leave-On Treatment Range!

The Essential CC Oil and Essential Night Care Milk promise gorgeous, healthy and manageable hair all day long, even as you sleep peacefully at night. Continue reading

Esemtan: One stop solution for normal to dry and sensitive skin

I admit that I usually get a product either it is highly raved or the packaging is beautiful! For this entry, I want to share with you a brand that is not commercially packaged to sell!

The brand I want to share with you is Esemtan which is suitable for all skin types, especially dehydrated, dry, & sensitive skin. Thank you SampleStore!

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Esemtan Wash Lotion $19.75/500ml, $35.30/1L
Featuring a balanced combination of fragrance and a gentle lather, this soapless wash is effective in removing dirt and oil from skin. Esemtan wash lotion offers a complete washing experience that is universally usable from head to toe. Continue reading

Palmer’s White & Even Dark Series

So I was saying that I am recently a big fan of Palmer’s!!! 😛 Check out what I posted about Palmer’s  before!

This time round, Samplestore sent me 2 products from Palmer’s White & Even Dark Series! Watch the video featuring Beautiful Sonia!!

What causes hyper-pigmentation?

  • Discoloration, or hyperpigmentation can becaused many factors.
  • Most common is damage caused from UV exposure becoming worse with age.
  • Other factors can be acne scarring, severe dryness, Or hormonal changes from pregnancy, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy
Usually found where the sun damages the skin
  • Faces
  • Lips
  • Hands
  • Necks
  • Shoulders
Hyperpigmentation comes in many forms, including…
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Mask of pregnancy
  • Sun spots
How does it happen?
  • Sun exposure causes melanocytes in the epidermis to over-produce melanin
  • Resulting brown skin cells rise to the skin surface
How do we treat it?
  • Topical creams can inhibit the over-production of melanin
  • When new skin cells rise to the surface, the discolouration
Introducing Palmer’s WHITE & EVEN
  • Unique skin tone correcting formulations
  • Formulated with an advanced blend of potent yet gentle ingredients that reduce hyper-pigmentation
  • Appropriate for all skin types
  • Affordable products that really work
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, sulphates, harsh dyes, synthetics dyes and fragrances.

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Synovea – Whitening & Tone Enhancing Complex
Clinical trials
  • Synovea Complex found to be as effective at lightening skin as Hydroquinone 2%

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Your Perfect Solution to Combination Hair: Essential

I am the kind of people with combination types. I have “Combination Skin” with oily t-zone and normal cheek, and I also have “Combination Hair”! *pulls hair*

What is “Combination Hair”?
Hair that exhibits mixed behaviour like oily roots and dry ends is known as ‘Combination Hair’.

I am sure many people share the same problem as me. Especially for those of us in Sunny Singapore, we sweat so easily so we have oily scalp which makes our hair looks flat and oily. Also, for those of us who are fashionable people, we also do many chemical hair treatments that caused us to have dry ends!!

To solve our hair problem, we usually use two types shampoos to target the two problems:

  1. Light, clarifying shampoos target oily roots but cause hair ends to be dry.
  2. Rich moisturizing shampoos target the dry ends but may be too rich for the scalp, resulting in build-up that makes the scalp oily.

Well, I shared about Essential Deep Cleansing Care (blue) late last year! This time I also received the Essential Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) from SampleStore!!!! Thank you!!!! <3 Continue reading

My Beauty Diary Black Mask – Nourishing, Hydrating, Moisturizing and Illuminating

My Beauty Diary, the No.1 Facial & Eye Mask brand in Singapore has just gotten even better!

With its improved formula, features and packaging, the enhanced mask range now features a uniquely patented ingredient – CosphingoTM with long-lasting moisturizing property for improved hydration, enabling the skin to feel soft and supple like baby’s skin!

My Beauty Diary has recently launched its NEW Black Mask range featuring three exquisite variants – Black Obsidian Moisturizing, Black Rose Brightening and Black Pearl Total Effect Black Masks. Utilizing mystical black ingredients to help eliminate skin pigmentation, unevenness and loose skin caused by UV rays and environmental impurities, the deluxe Black Mask series helps to restore uneven skin tone, enhance skin elasticity, leaving your skin rejuvenated, deeply moisturized with dewy radiance!

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Palmer’s Skin Theraphy Oil for Moisturised and Brightened Skin

I received Palmer’s Skin Therapy from SampleStore.com sometime ago! I was on a mini hiatus due to the mourning period of my muse, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It was a dark week in Singapore on the week of March 23rd as we lost the Hero of Singapore. 🙁 I cried so many times reading on his articles about his bravery, contribution, smartness, and also love for his wife. ;( Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Thank you everything that you did for Singapore, and I promise you that I will contribute more to Singapore from now on! I did save a draft dedicated for Mr Lee, but there are just too many things I want to remember him for, so I have not finish it yet. Well, back to the sharing of Palmer’s with you!

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Mu Mieux Collagen Mu Nutrition+ By Mary Chia

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Happy New Year beautifulssssssssss! Let me share with you some of the resolutions I made for 2015!! Kiyora’s 2015 Resolutions

  1. Choose healthier food – eat more fruits, vegetables and drink lots of water
  2. Hit the gym at least twice a week
  3. Stick closely to my daily supplements
  4. Give more compliments to people
  5. Clear out all the clutter in my room,  and clothes I no longer wear
  6. Always be the first to make the first move
  7. Learn Korean (Finished 2 classes!)
  8. Catch up with my Japanese
  9. Travel to Japan and Korea
  10. Love a lot and smile even more than 2014
  11. BLOG often~twice a week 😛

To kickstart 2015, I received Mu Mieux Collagen Mu Nutrition+ By Mary Chia from Samplestore in December 2014! I love receiving collagen drinks and supplements so much! 😛

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What is MU Nutrition+?
A revolutionary new line of nutrition dietary supplements brought to you by MU.
Many of us today are often unable to obtain all aspects of our nutritional requirements based on our day-to-day dietary intakes. Living in today’s modern society, we are also exposed daily to high levels of electro-magnetic waves from electronic gadgets and equipment that we use on a daily basis; this on-going exposure to environmental free radicals and the consumption of
processed, genetically-modified foods creates imbalance within our body which can result in long-term detrimental effects on our health and overall well-being.
The MU Nutrition+ range of supplements is designed to address common concerns such as:
  • Pre-mature ageing due to loss of collagen and key vitamins for skin and organs
  • Improve body’s detoxification abilities
  • Enhance gastro-intestinal health by introducing beneficent bacteria (Probiotics)
  • Improve overall metabolism and blood circulation
  • Block/displace excess fat, sugars and carbohydrates consumed through daily diet
  • Enhance overall organ functions
  • Increase energy levels and vitality
  • Improve immunity

Make 2015 the year to kick start your healthy lifestyle with Mary Chia!

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Mu Mieux Collagen Mu Nutrition+ contains BHN 3000mg Fish Collagen,  enriched with ceramide and apple extract. It also contains co-Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E and malic acid which is essential for healthy looking skin. It does not contain sugar but maltitol as the sweetener. Like all collagen supplements, it is recommended to be consumed before bedtime, and it will taste best when chilled.

Since I only received 8 bottles, I couldn’t really tell any improvement for my skin. Usually it will take 2-3 months to see difference. However, I can definitely share with you the taste! 😀  Even though this contains Fish Collagen, there is zero fishy taste which is a very important point for me. Since it contains apple, Mu Mieux Collagen Mu Nutrition+ taste just like a fruity drink! It is a little sour but I love drinking it!!! One important thing I looked for in collagen drink is the taste! I will be more motivated to drink if I like the taste! therefore I drank this daily without fail! Wish I have more though so I can share with you the overall improvement for my skin!

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Sample Store Exclusive! Get ONE (1) box of MU MIEUX Collagen Beauty Drink at only S$88 (UPS$108).

BONUS PERKS! Complimentary Collagen Facial worth UPS$145/session for 1st 100 readers!

You can enjoy the above exclusive promotion simply by quoting “SAMPLE STORE EXCLUSIVE” followed by “KIYORA”, call 1800 250 2001 for redemption.

Offers valid from 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2015, available at Mary Chia / Urban Homme outlets island-wide.

Switch to New Essential!

I am sure many girls have tried Essential hair care products before! I am a devoted fan for their hair treatment!! Other than keeping our precious locks beautiful, Essential always introduces new hair products with improved formulas! This October, Essential relaunched it’s hair products with brand new packaging, improved formulas and a new variant for those with combination hair! And here I thought I am the only person in the world with combination hair! 😛 My roots are oily and my ends are dry thanks to the many chemical treatments that I do. Sorry my dear hair!!!!

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Above you can find the 4 types of Essential haircare range has relaunched with new, improved formula and technology.

The 4 variants to suit all hair needs and types are:
  • Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) for weak & damaged hair
  • Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) for dull & rough hair
  • Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) for flat and limp hair
  • Deep Cleansing Care (blue) for oily scalp & dry ends (NEW!)
 Out of these 4 variants, the yellow and blue variants have technology that caters to
people with combination hair oily scalp/roots yet dry ends.

Which type are you? It is okay if you have no idea as Essential has done the below test for you to find out which series you should us! How sweet! 😀

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The Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variant has the lightest formula and is suitable for people
with very oily roots, followed by Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) variant.
In case if you want even more beautiful locks that people envy, you should add in the new treatments Essential created!! I LOVE THE 30 seconds hair treatment!! 😀 😀 😀
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Treatment Tube
Improved treatment now works its magic on your hair in 30 seconds! The result is deeply moisturized and manageable hair. Perfect for busy days.
Hair Mask
For more intensive treatment to treat those dry/damaged ends, leaving hair softer,
smoother and more manageable.
How to Choose the Correct Treatment and Hair Mask for your Hair Type?

 

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For me, my answer to question 1 is yes, a little oily and my hair ends is a little dry, so Samplestore and essential sent me the  Deep Cleansing Care shampoo and conditioner, plus the heavenly 30 seconds rinse off treatment and the hair mask that I swear by! But now my heart went to the 30 second rinse off treatment!! 😛 Continue to find out more below.. .

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What is Combination Hair??

The  concept  of  ‘combination  hair’  is  similar  to  that  of  ‘combination  skin’,  where  hair condition fro m the same person is not uniform from root to tip. People with combination hair usually have oily roots and dry ends.

Consumers  are  not  familiar  with  the  term  ‘combination  hair’  and  no  other  haircare brand  has talked about it. Essential wants to take this chance to educate consumers about this concept and bring to their attention that they may have this condition and new Essential is the solution to their problem.
Problems faced by Combination Hair
People with combination hair currently do not have one haircare product which they
can use to solve both problems of oily roots and dry ends. Using a rich moisturizing product to care for their dry ends usually ends up having too much product buildup on their scalp, resulting in a heavy, oily scalp. Using a light, clarifying product to care for their oily scalp will then cause their ends to be even drier.

As a result, people with combination hair will either have only one out of the two problems
solved, or they have to rotate between using a rich moisturizing product and a light clarifying product to achieve a balance.
Essential’s  Solution
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New Essential Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) and Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variants have the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology
to target both problems of roots and hair ends. As a result, consumers experience the best of both worlds with one product: airy light roots and moisturized ends.
The New Essential has Microfine All Smooth Essence which delivers nutrients to repair
damaged hair surface from root to tip. Conventional technology concentrates mainly
at the roots only.
My hair feels surprisingly smooth when I finger comb through both my wet or dry. With the no tangled hair, water does not get trapped between the tangles hence the blow-drying speeds up! With smoother and faster drying hair, I have found the perfect hair care products!
Another thing to note is my roots doesn’t feel that oily at the end of the day anymore! Also my hair feels refresh, smooth and tangled free the whole day thanks to Essential! <3

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The new Essential haircare range is available from mid-September 2014 at leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, western pharmacies and personal care stores.

Free samples at http://on.fb.me/1pkXmPr.  Don’t forget to like Essential on Facebook and follow Essential on Instagram @essentialsingapore!!! Thank you following me Essential on instagram! *MUAHS*

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water

Have you actually tried Cleansing Water? I was told by a Beauty Therapist that Cleansing Water is best recommended for sensitive and red skin! I tried another brand before, but I can’t remember if it can remove makeup too. 😛 So when I know that SampleStore is passing me Biore Micellar Cleansing Water to try, I am very excited! Since Biore Cotton Sheets makeup removal wipe is my favourite and trusted wipes to remove makeup! So let me share with you what is so special with the NEW Biore Micellar Cleansing Water!

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Unique Features of Biore Micellar Cleansing Water
• Lightweight and refreshing makeup remover that lifts off more makeup in one wipe!

• Skin feels clean and refreshed with no sticky after feel

• Contains:

  • Watery Micellar Technology that effectively dissolves and lifts off all makeup including mascara and eyeliner
  • Natural Mineral Water from the Northern Japanese Alps for a gentle and soothing formula
  • Enriched Collagen and White Tea Extract for brighter, softer and
    suppler skin
  • Anti-bacterial formula helps prevent pimples and breakouts, and minimizes pores for a clearer and more refined complexion
  • Skin feels refreshed with no sticky or oily after-feel
  • Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin

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How to use:

  1. Pump an appropriate amount onto a cotton pad
  2. Use soaked cotton pad to gently wipe off makeup
  3. No rinsing required
  4. For eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes and hold for 5 seconds before gently wiping it off
  5. Repeat until all makeup is removed, and cotton pad is clean

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I was using Heroine Make Lengthening mascara and it was very difficult to remove using Biore Micellar Cleansing Water. lol. Actually even with oil makeup remover, the Heroine Mascara is extremely difficult to remove!! However, for the rest of the makeup on my face, I need only 2 wipes to remove my foundation totally! Just look at the cotton pad below!

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On the first cotton pad, you can see how much foundation Biore Micellar Cleansing Water removed! And on the second wipe, you can see lesser foundation removed on the cotton pad, and on the third cotton pad, there is nothing left to be removed from my face! Hehe!

Here is my face without any makeup except the lipstick (so that I don’t look so pale. LOL)! My face does feel really clean and refreshed since the texture of the Cleansing Water is really watery and light. I even thought that is it really just water instead?? lol. However, the Biore Micellar Cleansing definitely did a great job of removing all my face makeup in 2 wipes!!!

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So here is a picture of me with makeup fully removed by Biore Micellar Cleansing Water with the product itself! 😀

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Biore Micellar Cleansing Water $18.90 is available in all pharmacies, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and major departmental stores!

Relieve and relax your eyes with MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask!

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Do you suffer from the common problems of modern people such as stiff shoulders, back pain, tired eyes and insomnia? I suffered from stiff shoulders, back pain and tired eyes! :'(

Have you heard of MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask that is a super big hit in both Japan and Hong Kong?! Actually I did share about it 2 years back in my blog!!! Finally it is available in our shore!!!! 😀

What is so special about MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is that the moment it comes into contact with the air! The comfortable 40°C heat spreads gently envelop your eyes. Steam produced from the heat moistens the skin area around the eye and  soothes and relieves tired eyes. It is really super amazing!!! Japanese technology is just so fantastic!!!! Check out this video that shows the steam effect of the eye mask!

Since there are 4 types of variants available now, let me showcase you the 4 different variants with my cats with different colors and characters! 😛 You can follow my kitties’ instagram if you find them cute~~ they are all super cute!! <3

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The first is the “Unscented” just pure heated mask! I think guys will like only this so I get my pretty boy to showcase to you!! 😛 I won’t judge you if you like rose like me too~~!

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Lavender is relaxing, gentle and sweet like Lavender-sage aroma! This is the feeling gentle Rara gives us~~ <3

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Or you want to be a Princess like Kylila with Fresh Rose!  This is definitely my favourite as I always feel super blissful when I use Rose aroma products! ^^

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Do you have sleepy and tired eyes like MetMet?? The soothing and refreshing Chamomile-ginger aroma is for you! <3

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There are 5 pieces in a box!

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All the 4 types has the same cute polka dot design! ^^

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You can just have to wear it to sleep or for 10-15 minutes~~ You don’t need any mirror  in order to fit nicely as there are hooks for the ears to prevent the eye mask from dropping!

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The Megrhythm eye mask’s heat is at a comfortable level, and my eyes feel so relaxed and refreshed after using! (Actually I fell asleep most of the time. haha!) So I am not sure how long the heat last. 😛 I also felt some water droplets around the covered eyes areas and it kind of feels great too!!! Sweat out a little~~~

I really love this especially after a hard day at work after facing the computer and I am going to use it after typing this entry. Our eyes are super precious and we should treat them better! hehe!

I am not sure if my boss will allow me to use this at work but it will be great if I can especially around 4pm. lol!!! Also, my friend who travels a lot for work said that she uses this on the airplane too!

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Tempted to buy but not sure if you should? You can now get a sample from Kao Singapore or samplestore.com!! <3
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is available at Guardian and Watsons stores for $6.50 per box.