Sunday, 29 December 2013

Free Sample: AVALON Aloe Multiple Detox

Redeem AVALON™ Aloe Multiple Detox 5-day sample (worth $17) for free!

How to get them?
  1. 'LIKE' AVALON's FB Page https://www.facebook.com/avalonhealthandbeauty
  2. fill up your details here: http://bit.ly/1cxz0yn
Limits
  • Strictly 1 sample per person per Facebook account with a valid Singapore postal address.
  • While stocks last.   

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Review: Xndo Laksa Noodle

Xndo Laksa Noodle (250g)
This week review is on Xndo Laksa Noodle. I have previously won 5 boxes of Xndo Laksa Noodle from Xndo Facebook Page Contest.

This Xndo Laksa Noodle is supposedly a healthier choice as compare to the usual Laksa as its only 195kcal and reduced Carbohydrate, good for those on diet. However, after trying out this Xndo Laksa noodle, I do feel that it is not really very tasty and the portion is not enough for me too. 

Xndo Laksa Noodle Summary
Xndo Laksa Noodle is only 195kcal per serving. Its noodle is low in carbohydrate and is a source of dietary fibre to promote long-lasting satiation.

It is conveniently served with a medley of colourful vegetables in a light tangy Laksa.

What's best is no MSG added. A very healthy meal. 

What is written on the box.
Benefits of Xndo Laksa.
Nutrition Information.
Go to Xndo Website for more information.  

How to consume Xndo Laksa Noodle?
There are 2 type of serving method:
  1. Microwave: Open box and find one pouch inside. Empty contents of pouch into a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2 - 3 mins and ready to serve. 
  2. Heat in Water: Open box and find one pouch inside.Place the pouch into a pot of boiling water and simmer for 3 - 5 mins. Empty contents of pouch into a serving bowl and ready to serve. 
Xndo Laksa noodles stated method 2 (heat in water) is used. 

Ingredients.
My Review
I have previously won 5 boxes of Xndo Laksa Noodle from Xndo Facebook Page Contest.

The Xndo Laksa came in a pouch which says its not microwaveable. Therefore I used the 2nd method written on the box, heat in water. 

How the pouch looked like.
I place the whole pouch into boiling water and simmer for 5 mins. 
Pouch Boiling in water.
When its ready to serve, I opened it up and pour it into a bowl. There is no much Laksa fragrance smell. :( its not like those usual Laksa that comes with nice Laksa fragrance the moment its place on the table. I can hardly smell anything from the Xando Laksa. :(
After taking put from boiling water.
The noodle taste like those not softly cooked mee sua. Its not soft and its a bit chewy. 

The Laksa noodle does not come with much Laksa gravy too. I find it a bit too dry. 

Xndo Laksa noodle comes with a bit of vegetables and some vegetarian meat. Well, it does not taste like laksa at all. :(

Xndo Laksa Noodle.
Overall, I do not feel that its tasty at all. Also, I do find the portion a bit not enough for me. However, its supposedly a healthier choice as compare to the usual Laksa as its only 195kcal and reduced Carbohydrate, good for those on diet but a bit expensive to me. 

If you are really considering buying for diet, I suggest you may want to try their other flavours instead. :)  

Where to buy it?
Xndo Laksa noodles can be found at all Xndo Stores and Xndo's online website at a retail price of S$10.95 per box.

Where to get samples?
No sample redemption for this product. :( However, you may like Xndo Facebook Page for their future promotions and  contests. 

Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post was/were samples or bought for personal use only. Reviews are for the purpose of sharing my honest personal experience only. No sponsorship and/or monetary compensation are offered. 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Review: Itoh Collagen Powder

Itoh Collagen Powder (14 Sachets per Box)
This week review is on Itoh Collagen Powder. I received a box of Itoh Collagen Powder from SampleStore.com

This collagen powder is Color-less, Tasteless, Non-Sugar, Non-fat, 100% low molecular natural Collagen Powder. It contain 3000mg of Collagen per sachet. 

After trying out this collagen powder, I like it that its really colorless, odourless and tasteless collagen powder. It goes well with my daily drinks such as honey, chocolate drink, juice, peach tea, etc as well as soup without affecting the taste of the drink. But I have not seen any significant effect just drinking a few sachets. I think effect came with long term consumption. 

Itoh Collagen Powder Summary
Itoh collagen powder is the beauty supplement of collagen. It is a Color-less, Tasteless, Non-Sugar, Non-fat collagen powder. 

Contain 3000mg of Collagen per sachet, that can be dissolve to any drink or soup. Can be taken throughout the day.

Low Molecular powder enhance the absorption of collagen, to capture all the benefits that collagen contributes.
  • Manufactured and imported from Japan.
  • Fragrance-free, no preservative and its 100% natural and pure collagen.
  • Molecular weight 3000 plus fie power making it easier to assimilate.
Image given by SampleStore.com
Image given by SampleStore.com
Q and A given by SampleStore.com
Q and A given by SampleStore.com
Watch Tv Commercial link.

How to consume Itoh Collagen Powder?
Consume 1 - 3 sachets per day. You can add it to any drinks and soups. 

What it says on the box.
My Review
I received a box of Itoh Collagen Powder from SampleStore.com.

This collagen powder is written to be Color-less, Tasteless, Non-Sugar, Non-fat, 100% low molecular natural Collagen Powder. It contain 3000mg of Collagen per sachet. 

So let see if its really Color-less and Tasteless as it claim. Because some collagen product claim to be Color-less and Tasteless but turns out not true. So let see if this Itoh collagen powder keep its promise. ;)

First lets talk about the product packet. The 14 sachets came in a box that can be easily opened with its dotted opening. 
Box is easy to open.
The collagen is then pack in 14 small sachets which is easy to carry around and consume. You just have to open one sachet per consumption. No need to worry if its too much or too little. Each sachet's amount is readily divided for you. :)
One small sachet.
The collagen powder is white in color. Opening the sachet, they is no fishy smell.

White collagen powder.
I first try mixing it in plain water, so that I can taste if its really tasteless. Not only its odourless, its also tasteless. 

Mixed in plain water.
Besides mixing in plain water, I also mix it in my daily drinks such as honey, peach tea, orange juice, etc. It does not affect the taste of the drink at all.

Mixed in Ice Peach Tea.
On the box it says that I can mix in soup. So I tried mixing the collagen powder in hot drink as well as in the soup I drink for dinner. It also did not affect the taste.
Mixed in Hot Chocolate Drink.
But one thing I notice that its take quite sometime to fully dissolve in the water. It dissolve a little faster in hot drinks or soup then in cold drinks. 
Putting collagen powder in soup.
Mixed in Bitter gourd Soup.
After trying out this collagen powder, I like it that its really colorless, odourless and tasteless collagen powder. It goes well with my daily drinks such as honey, chocolate drink, juice, peach tea, etc as well as soup without affecting the taste of the drink. But I have not seen any significant effect just drinking a few sachets. I think effect came with long term consumption.

Where to buy it?
Itoh collagen powder can be found at Guardian Store for S$49.90 per box (14 sachets). 

Where to get sample?
You may get Itoh collagen powder samples from SampleStore.com by paying a delivery fee of S$5.99.      

Disclaimer: Product(s) was/were provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Review: Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen

Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen (50ml)
This week review is on Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen. This is a sample I received from my April 2013 Black Box. 

Overall, this collagen drink do not have fishy taste. Its taste sweet and sour. I do not actually feel any different or anything just by drinking only one bottle. Perhaps will only be able to see the different by drinking more bottles over a long term period. 

Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen Summary
From the leaflet, Collabee helps you achieve and maintain well hydrated and luminous skin with regular consumption by encouraging adequate collagen production. 

Action ingredients of pure Manuka Honey and concentrated Royal jelly are added 10,000 mg of premium fish collagen to maximise absorption and enhance deep skin nourishment during sleep. Other skin-loving ingredients include: Vitamin C, Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid.

Take a bottle before bedtime will help rebuild our skin, normalise the immune system, improve bone and joint health., hydrate tissues and promote healthy hair, nails.

What is written on the leaflet.
Ingredients: 
  • Pure Manuka Honey, concentrated Royal Jelly, Premium fish collagen, Vitamin C, Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid
How to use Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen?
From the leaflet:
  • Consume a bottle, preferably before bedtime.
  • Pineapple flavour. Tastes best chilled.
  • Consume immediately after opening.
  • Drink every night for first 3 months, thereafter alternate night for maintenance (Age between 25-40).
  • Drink every night (Age 40 and above).
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing should always consult a doctor before starting any new supplementation. 
Direction written on the leaflet.
My Review
This is a sample I received from my April 2013 Black Box.

My first impression after see only the bottle is it contain honey. So it should taste good. 

The bottle comes with yellow wrap. Pretty nice to me. :) I place the bottle in the refrigerator as recommended. 

How the bottle look like.
First thing I always want to know for collagen drink, is the bottle easy to open. This Collabee bottle's cap is easy to open even after taken out from the refrigerator. 

Once open, I can actually smell a mixture of honey and fishy smell. But the fishy smell is not very heavy. :)

The Collabee collagen drink is dark brown in color. One look at it, it look like Singapore's Herbal tea (Jia Jia Liang Cha)

Dark Brown in color.
Top view of the drink.
The collagen drink have no fishy taste. :D It taste sweet and sour and a little honey taste. Sweet due to the honey. Sour maybe due to Pineapple flavour.

The collagen drink taste not sweet enough, I feel. Its more sour then sweet. But I like sour drink. So its still ok for me. 

I do not actually feel any different or anything just by drinking only one bottle. Perhaps will only be able to see the different by drinking more bottles over a long term period.

Overall this drink taste good to me but its a bit expensive for me though. :P 

Where to buy it?
Bioflora Collabee Honey and Collagen can be bought at John Little, Honeyworld and online stories at S$78 for 10 bottles (50ml each)

Where to buy them.
Where to get samples?
No sample redemption for this product. :( It was given in my April 2013 Black Box. Perhaps you may subscribe to Black Box for free samples.        

Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post was/were samples or bought for personal use only. Reviews are for the purpose of sharing my honest personal experience only. No sponsorship and/or monetary compensation are offered. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Giveaway: Origins X'mas Giveaways


30 Days of X'mas gift-away! Enter now for a chance to win $500 worth of Origins Prizes!

How to Win?
  1. Once everyday, go to http://www.origins.com/holiday2013/giftaway.tmpl?COUNTRY=SG
  2. Enter email and submit. 
Limits
  • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the sweepstakes. A purchase will not improve chances of winning.
  • Begins at 12:00:01 AM (Midnight) Eastern Time ("ET") on December 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET December 31, 2013
  • A limit of one (1) entry via the entry site per valid e-mail address/person for each Daily Sweepstakes will be accepted.
  • All daily entries on the site must be received by 11:59 PM EST each day from December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
Prizes
Thirty-one (31) Daily Sweepstakes winners will be randomly selected and will receive a “mystery” prize valued subjected to the brand’s decision.The Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 worth of Origins Hamper. 

Giveaway: DR. WU The Glowing Giveaway


Will you be the lucky fan to walk away with these 4 set of prizes worth S$220?

How to Win?
  1. Like DR. WU Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/drwusingapore
  2. Go to https://www.facebook.com/drwusingapore/app_1447269908834057
  3. Fill in the particulars and submit. 
Limits
  • Lucky draw starts:December 02, 2013 12:00
  • Lucky draw ends:February 02, 2014 12:00
  • Open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents of Singapore only.
Prizes
If you're looking to have beautiful, radiant skin in time for Christmas and Chinese New Year, be sure to join our lucky draw! We will picking 4 lucky winners to win Dr. Wu's skincare sets worth up to $220!
  • Set 1: Whitening System + Collagen Supplement (worth $219.60)
    - Intensive Whitening Serum with AA2G
    - Extra Whitening Lotion with AA2G
    - Collagen with Maqui Berry (6 bottles per box)
  • Set 2: Hydrating System + Collagen Supplement (worth $179.60)
    - Intensive Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
    - Extra Hydrating Lotion with Aqua-Collagen
    - Collagen with Maqui Berry (6 bottles per box)
  • Set 3: Renewal System + Collagen Supplement (worth $189.60)
    - Intensive Renewal Serum with Mandelic Acid
    - Intensive Renewal Lotion with Mandelic Acid
    - Collagen with Maqui Berry (6 bottles per box)
  • Set 4: Repairing System + Collagen Supplement (worth $199.60)
    - Anti-Wrinkle Lotion with Phytosphingosine
    - Ultimate Repairiting Eye Cream with BotoLift
    - Collagen with Maqui Berry (6 bottles per box)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Review: The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm (6g)
This week review will be on The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm. This is a product I bought at The Body Shop during the Christmas Season. 

Overall, I love this Cranberry Joy Lip Balm very much. It have a nice cranberry fragrance and also it is able to moisturise my lip, preventing it from cracking. A lip balm that I would recommend getting. 

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm Summary
From The Body Shop Website, "This shimmering, moisturising lip balm is perfect for mistletoe moments. It has a fruity cranberry flavour and comes in a limited-edition dome."

Ingredients:
  • COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE SHEA BUTTER
  • COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE BEESWAX
  • COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
  • CRANBERRY EXTRACT
You may go to The Body Shop Website for more information.

How to use The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm?
Apply directly to lips. Re-apply as needed. 

My Review
This is a product I bought at The Body Shop during the Christmas Season.

This Cranberry Joy products from The Body Shop can be seen in the shop during Christmas season. And not only the Cranberry Joy lip balm, I love other Cranberry Joy products too. So it is a must buy during this time of the year. :D

The lip balm comes in a nice dome. I personally feel that it is very convenient to bring along. Also it is very easy to apply as compare to The Body Shop Lip butter. You do not need to dirty your finger or buy lip pencil. Just apply directly to lip. =D>

Comes in a nice dome.
The lip balm is red in color. Opening the cap, you can smell very nice cranberry fragrance. 
Red in color.
The lip balm is also not oily as compare to their lip butter. 

I usually apply it before I go to bed. It is able to last until I wake up the next day morning. My lip is still moisturise. 
Before apply.
After apply.
Overall, I love this Cranberry Joy Lip Balm very much. It have a nice cranberry fragrance and also it is able to moisturise my lip, preventing it from cracking. A lip balm that I would recommend getting. :)
 
Where to buy it?
The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm can be bought at all The Body Shop Stores at S$12.90 each. It comes in 3 flavours: Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bless. 

Where to get samples?
No sample redemption for this product. However, you may go to The Body Shop stores to try the tester there. :)    

Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post was/were samples or bought for personal use only. Reviews are for the purpose of sharing my honest personal experience only. No sponsorship and/or monetary compensation are offered. 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Free Gift: L’Occitane Holiday Wonderland Contest


Make your shopping list and win. Because it's Christmas, everybody gets a free gift just by joining!

How to win?
  1. Go to L’Occitane Website http://www.loccitane.com.sg/holiday-minisite,27,1,55185,482216.htm
  2. Choose your three favorite gifts and Add them to your tree.
  3. When you have three, fill in the form, and click to see what you won!
  4. Because it's Christmas, everybody gets a free gift just by joining! You will receive an email regarding the redemption of the free gift.
Limits
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
  • Valid from 5 December 2013 to 31 December 2013 
  • Only one (1) entry per person/email address is permitted
  • Valid for Singapore only.  
  • Free Gift redemption is till 2 January 2014.
Prize
Up to three (3) grand prize winners will be selected in a random drawing. Up to three (3) grand prize winners will receive one product from any of the items listed on the contest page.