Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Free Sample: The Black Box (New Free Sample Box)


Introducing the ubiquitous BLACK BOX, a mysterious and sleek package that uncovers a curated selection of sought-after products from independent labels. Expect at least five exciting gifts await your undivided attention, sealed and hand-delivered to you at your doorstep.

How to get them?
  1. Go to http://www.blackbox.sg/
  2. Go to Subscribe Now and fill in the details to subscribe. The indulgence begins and continues with every box.
  3. Add no-reply@EDM.blackbox.sg to your email's safe senders list so that you can receive news about BLACK BOX. 
Limits
  • Available for Singapore only.
  • BLACK BOX delivers bi-monthly. 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Review: Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover

Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover (20ml)
This week review will be on Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover. This was a sample taken last year 2012 around October. Overall I like this makeup remover as it not only provide me with a one step removal of makeup, it gave my skin a moisturizing and smooth finish. /please

Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover Summary
As stated from Kao Singapore Site, this makeup remover is the first makeup remover in jelly format. It leaves skin completely clean and dewy moist.

The jelly texture glides easily on skin to remove even waterproof makeup with less tugging. Its easily rinses off and leaves no sticky or oily residue. 

The makeup remover contains 1/3 moisturizing essence that nourishes and hydrates skin for a dewy moist finish. 

You may read more about this product from Kao Singapore Site

How to use Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
  1. Pour an appropriate amount (2 - 3 pumps) onto hands and spread evenly over face and eye area.
  2. Massage gently to dissolve makeup. 
  3. Rinse thoroughly with water. (No need to remove using cotton pad or tissue)
Introduction, instructions and ingredients
My Review
This was a sample taken last year 2012 around October from their sample website (now no longer available). 

This sample is put in a handy and easy to carry sample bottle. 
Sample Size (20ml)

The makeup remover has a very light fragrance smell when I pour the makeup remover jelly on my palm. The remover is transparent. Its however not as jelly as I thought. Looks watery but feel oily when I rub it on my palm. /hmm
Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover

My face, with normal makeup: CC cream, foundation, eye shadow, eye brown pencil, blasher. I did not put on mascara and eye liner. As from the instruction, I pour some remover on my hand and massage onto my face and eye area. 

When I massage the makeup remover onto my face, the makeup remover feels oily to me. And I thought die! How come its oily? /omg But then its aqua jelly, so I thought although it feels oily, its aqua that's on my face, not oil. This matches what is written on the box, "it glides easily on skin". That's why the aqua jelly feels oily to me when massage.

After massage, I wash it off with water. And to my surprise, my face is not oily at all! :D It touches so clean and smooth with no trace of oil at all. And it feels so refreshing and hydrated. Most importantly, all makeup removed in just one step. Just need a little time to do massage to dissolve the makeup. 
Before: with makeup
After massaging the makeup remover on face.
After washing.

I wasn't wearing any waterproof mascara. So I decided to put some on my hand and use the makeup remover to remove it.

Result is it really did remove the waterproof mascara cleanly but needs longer time to massage than normal makeup to dissolve it. However, its still removed cleanly and smooth. 
Before: waterproof mascara
Putting the remover on the mascara
After massaging the remover on the mascara
After washing

Overall I like this makeup remover as it not only provide me with a one step removal of makeup, it gave my skin a moisturizing and smooth finish. It feels so clean and refreshing. :)>-

Where to buy it?
Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is sold at Watsons at a retail price of S$24.90 for 230ml size. Its also sold in other stores that carry Biore products.

Where to get sample?
Redemption of this sample has long been over. /no 

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. 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Giveaway: Silkpro Giveaway Time!

First 50 who post with eligible entries will get a FREE 50ml Silkpro Treatment Conditioner! 

How to Win?
  1. Like Silkpro SG Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SilkProSG?ref=stream
  2. Take a clear picture of the entries of the participants being shown at either of these 3 outdoor digital screen locations (Bugis, Junction 8 and JCube) and send a PM to Silkpro with your Full Name, Email, Contact, Mailing Address, the image and state the location.
Limits
  • Applicable for first 50 who post with eligible entries. 
Prize
First 50 who post with eligible entries will get a FREE 50ml Silkpro Treatment Conditioner.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Giveaway: LoveMore Oriental Series Mask in this splendid Lunar New Year of Snake

Image Courtesy LoveMore
Get lucky and win yourself Lovemore Oriental Series Mask in this splendid Lunar New Year of Snake! 

How to Win?
  1. Like LoveMore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.509031342468911.105901.177357028969679&type=1
  2. Like and share the post picture. (Share as much as you can! Remember that it must be public) 
  3. Snap-shot your shares and email to lovemore@secretive.sg  
  4. Comment in their post: Why do you deserve to win!  
Limits
  • Contest period: 18 - 28 Feb 2013 
  • Applicable for those who reside in Singapore only.
Prize
4 lucky winners will be announced on 22 Feb & 1 Mar, noon respectively.    

Giveaway: But Becky 3D Mask in the splendid Lunar New Year

Image Courtesy But Becky
Get lucky and Win yourself But, Becky 3D Mask in the splendid Lunar New Year! 

How to Win?
  1. Like But Becky Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.349775085126353.66902.287414354695760&type=1
  2. Like and share the picture in their post. (Share as much as you can! Remember that it must be public)
  3. Snap-shot your shares and email to butbecky@secretive.sg
  4. Comment in their post: Why do you deserve to win!  
Limits
  • Contest period: 18 - 28 Feb 2013 
  • Applicable for those who reside in Singapore only
Prize   
5 lucky winners will be announced on 22 Feb & 1 Mar, noon respectively.   

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Review: NOPS Hydro Mud Mask

NOPS Hydro Mud Mask (80g)
This week review will be on NOPS Hydro Mud Mask. This was a retail size sample given out by Venus Beauty from their Facebook Page during one of their giveaway events. It was the first time I use this kind of mud mask. Nothing very "Wow" about but did perform well on my face. :)

NOPS Hydro Mud Mask Summary 
NOPS stands for Natural Organic PlantS. It is a korea brand. You may read more about the brand from this link.

This hydro mud mask contain ideal mixture of natural mud, loess and vegetable oil that cleans off inner skin effete and supplies moisture. 

Natural mud and mineral ingredients clean skin waste off in pore. 

Results:
  •  Cleans off inner skin effete
  •  Supplies moisture
  •  Clean skin waste off in pore
  • Clarify and tighten pores
You may read more about this product from Venus Beauty Facebook.

How to use NOPS Hydro Mud Mask
After washing face, apply proper amount of it to over face avoiding eye and lips area softly. Wash off face with sponge or hands after 15-20 minutes completely. 
What it says on the box.

My Review
This was a retail size sample given out by Venus Beauty from their Facebook Page during one of their giveaway events.

It came with a nice box and container. The Mud mask is muddy in color and have a wax kind of texture. Its like Mud mixed with gelatine powder. When apply, it produces a kind of heavy oil smell which I do not quite like. 
NOPS Hydro Mud Mask

Its easy to apply onto the skin. After applying and leaving it onto the skin for 20mins, the mud dry on the skin (Not completely dry type). The whole face will feel tight. 

Its easy to apply but not easy to wash off unless you use a sponge to wash off. /sweat I have tried washing it off using hand but took me a long time to completely clean off the mud mask on my face as the mud mask gave a very smooth texture when washing off. Just like some jelly covering my face. I also tried washing off using sponge, much more easy to wash off. 

After washing off, face do feel refreshing, clean and free from oil. skin feels tight. But I kind of feel that its still not moisturizing enough for my skin. Also areas with redness and pimples is still easily visible although I do see that the redness is being reduce. 
Before Apply
When apply
After Apply
Overall I like that this NOPS Hydro Mud Mask gave my skin a refreshing, clean and tight feeling.

Where to buy it?
You may purchase this product at Venus Beauty Store (Check Venus Beauty Facebook Page for store locations) at a retail price of $39.90.  

Where to get sample?
Redemption giveaway for this product is long over. However you may still go to Venus Beauty Facebook Page and like their page for their ongoing or future redemption giveaway events.  


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.  

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Contest: Hada Labo Fall In Love With Hada Labo


Help Hada Labo achieve 10,000 hearts & stand to win $200 worth of products & vouchers.

How to Win?
  1. Go to Hada Labo Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/hadalabosg/app_411882098905702
  2. Like their Facebook Page. 
  3. Click on "Spread the Love" button to submit heart to Hada Labo. 
  4. Choose up to $200 worth of products or vouchers and submit. (Need to submit once only)
  5. Participate daily. 
Prize
25 lucky winners will win $200 worth of products & vouchers of your choice.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Contest: The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Bash Game


The Body Shop Singapore is having a Tea Tree Blemish Bash Game. 

How to Win?
  1. Go to The Body Shop Singapore Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheBodyShopSingapore/app_329433617158487
  2. Like their Facebook page. 
  3. Register your particulars
  4. Start playing. 
Limits
  • Applicable to Singapore Fans only.
  • Contest runs from 15 Feb 2013 to 3 Mar 2013
Prizes
  • 3 players with highest score will win a product hamper of their Tea Tree range worth $250. 
  • All participants will get a $5 The Body Shop Voucher.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Review: Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler

Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler (5ml)
This week review is on Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler. This week review came a day late as Sunday (10 Feb 2013) is the first day of Chinese New Year. :D I have been busy during the first day of Chinese New Year. This is a sample taken from CozyCot welcome pack. As its a deep wrinkle filler, I decided to find my mum as the guinea pig again. =)) This way, I can better test if its having effect on a more obvious wrinkle face. After using for about 2 weeks, my mum likes this wrinkle filler as it significantly lighten the wrinkles on her forehead. :)>-

Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler Summary
From Kiehl's website and the sample tube, this targeted treatment provides double the filling power to instantly fill lines and wrinkles while smoothing them over time and minimizing the depth of facial lines over time.

Its formulated without silicones: no pilling or flaking.

A Kiehl’s Insider Tip: "For an immediate wrinkle filling effect, apply product to wrinkle, tap gently and allow to dry before applying moisturizer or make-up."

You may find out more at Kiehl's website or Facebook Page

How to use Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler
Apply this targeted treatment to wrinkles every morning and night, before putting on moisturizer, for dramatic results in 4 weeks.
Ingredients in the wrinkle filler

My Review
This is a sample taken from CozyCot welcome pack. As its a deep wrinkle filler, I decided to find my mum as the guinea pig again. =)) This way, I can better test if its having effect on a more obvious wrinkle face. (50++ years old skin)

This wrinkle filler is cream white in color. As its being squeeze out, it gave off a smell that my mum and I feel, "Smell like super glue smell.". /omg But the smell is not as strong as super glue smell thought. My mum do not like the smell. :-&
Creamy White in color
This wrinkle filler had a non-oily texture when applied onto the skin. Its not like other wrinkle filler that mostly leave an oily feel on the skin after applying. For this Kiehl's wrinkle filler, after applying, your skin feel smooth and non-oily, as if nothing is applied onto the skin. It provide a natural finish. =D>

First day after applying, my mum looked into the mirror but she feels that nothing really happened immediately after applying. It does not give an immediate wrinkle filling effect as stated from Kiehl's website as stated above. As usual, I told her its not any magic cream. You will have to use it for a period of time. 

So around 2 weeks of using the filler, my mum came to me and say "Girl ah! I thought you say you want to take my after use picture?" :-o I totally forgot about it! After taking the picture early morning, I told her I will compare her before use picture when I come back from work at night.
To my surprize, her very deep wrinkles on her forehead significantly lightened. /please
First Day Before Applying At Night
First Day After Applying At Night
2 Weeks After Applying Early Morning
(Different in skin color is due to early morning light)
Overall, my mum is very please with the results of this wrinkle filler on her skin. Although its not immediate effect, it did really lightened her forehead wrinkle overtime. And we don't even need to wait for 4 weeks to see the result. And I personally believe that further using it will lightened my mum's wrinkle even more. 

Where to buy it? 
You may buy it from the 11 Stores stated from Kiehl's website.

Where to get sample?
Sample redemption has long been over. But you may still like Kiehl's Singapore Facebook page and CozyCot Facebook page for any promotion or redemption.  

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. 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Giveaway: Limited Edition My Scheming Special pack

Stand a chance to WIN a Limited Edition My Scheming Special Pack!

How to Win?
  1. LIKE My Scheming page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=333095726794713&set=a.207272982710322.37133.206292686141685&type=1&theater 
  2. COMMENT with a new year greeting in any Chinese dialect.
  3. SHARE the photo (set to public) saying "My Beauty Scheme this CNY is with My Scheming!"
  4. Invite and tag friends to LIKE My Scheming page. More chances to win if your tagged friend liked our page
Limits
  • Valid period 8 - 18 February 2013
  • Strictly follow all steps 
Prize
WIN a Limited Edition My Scheming Special Pack. 

Contest: Watsons Lunar New Year $100 Product Hamper

Watsons Singapore is having Lunar New Year $100 Product Hamper contest. 

How to Win?
  1. Like Watsons Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/watsons.sg/app_229056807224548?ref=ts&refid=0
  2. Click on Join the Contest button, fill in your Particular and submit.
  3. Tag a friend with your greeting on their timeline
Limits
  • Applicable for Watsons Singapore Facebook fans. 
  • Valid till 24 Feb 2013
Prize
Winner will receive a Watsons Hamper worth $100.

Free Sample: Lancôme Super Serums duo – Génifique & Visionnaire

Free Lancôme Super Serums duo – Génifique & Visionnaire complimentary 1-week trial sample. 

How to get them?
  1. Like Lancôme Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/lancomesingapore?ref=stream
  2. Go to http://marslancome.crmxs.com/?xs_app=survey&guest=62267c_D_2080&xs_survey=a37736_28
  3. Fill in your particulars to receive your 1 week Super Serums trial.
Limits
  • Available for Singapore only

Friday, 8 February 2013

Giveaway: Astalift Moisturizing Mask

Image Courtesy Astalift
Astalift is giving away 1pc Moisturizing Mask for every 100 FANS. 

How to Win?
  1. Like Astalift Singapore Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AstaliftSingapore
Limits
  • Lucky winners will be selected on 28 Feb 2013
  • Applicable for Singapore only
Prize
1pc Moisturizing Mask for every 100 FANS.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Free Gift: Exclusive Cetaphil red packets

Image Courtesy Cetaphil
Cetaphil is giving away free Cetaphil red packets (without the money inside of course :D ).

How to get them?
  1. Like Cetaphil Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CetaphilSG
  2. Drop Cetaphil a PM with the following details: 1) Full Name 2) Mailing Address 3) Contact No. 
Limits
  • While stock last
  • Closing date is 6 Feb 2013 Wednesday mid-night. 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Review: Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Anti-Dark Circles Essence with Bird’s Nest Essence

Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Anti-Dark Circles Essence with Bird’s Nest Essence (20g)
This week review will be on Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Anti-Dark Circles Essence with Bird’s Nest Essence. This wasn't a sample. I was trying different brands of eye serum or essence that is suitable for me and show results. Have not try Bio-essence before, so decided to try it since Watsons is having discount. But after trying almost the whole bottle, I did not really see significant results on my eye.  :( However as I have told my relatives, each person have a different skin condition. It doesn't suit me doesn't means it will not suit you too. 

Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Anti-Dark Circles Essence with Bird’s Nest Essence Summary
The name of the product speaks for itself. It an eye essence to eliminate dark circles and brightens eye contour with bio-gold and bird's nest essence. 

From Bio-essence website, bird's nest contains Epidermic Growth Factors and water soluble elements which directly promote cell division, regeneration and repair. It has excellent effects of making the skin firmer, smoother and more luminous while lightening fine lines and wrinkles in the process. And gold is a symbol of youth.

Benefits stated on Bio-essence website:
  • Enhances metabolism & microcirculation to disperse precipitated melanin cells
  • Eliminates dark circles 
  • Reduces fine lines of the skin around the eyes Nourishes and brightens eye contours
  • Deeply moisturizes the skin around the eyes 
  • Reduces fine lines 
  • Accelerates cell regeneration to restore firmness, elasticity and radiance 
You may find out more from Bio-essence website and Bio-essence Singapore Facebook.

How to use Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Anti-Dark Circles Essence with Bird’s Nest Essence
Instructions from Bio-essence website, apply a small amount around the eye contour. Gently massage in circular motions until the gold flakes are thoroughly absorbed. Use once in the day and night, can be applied under your eye makeup.

My Review
I bought this at Watsons during their promotion discounts. During that time, I'm almost finish with my eye serum and is looking to try other brands. Looking that it contain gold and bird's nest and I have not try Bio-essence before, I went on to buy it for a try. :D

The essence is transparent with gold particles. But not every pump you press from the bottle will contain gold particles. /floor Also the essence does not seems to have any fragrance smell. 

I apply it day and night, each eye one small pump. As mention above, I will message into my eye contour. My eye is able to absorb the eye essence very fast. The essence is not oily, therefore does not oil my eye contour. 

After using for a month, I did not notice any significant improvement for my dark circle, fine lines or brightens eye contour. But the product do moisturize my eye contour. :-/

So I continue using it until its almost finish, I still did not see improvement for my dark circles and fine lines. :(

As for firmness, elasticity and radiance, seriously speaking, I did not really particularly go and notice this 3 benefits. Was focusing on anti-dark eye circles more. 

The product does not seem to have any improvement on me although it does moisturize. /hmm But my dark circle at the same time did not get worse. So maybe it does help to do maintenance of the eye contour more rather than reduce or eliminate the dark circles. 

So sorry, no eye images on this application as I have not started beauty blogging then. So did not have the habit of taking it before use. Below I will show application on hand instead. Taken during the period when the essence was almost finish and when I just started this blog. 


Before applying.

When applying.

After applying.
Where to buy it?
It is sold at Watsons (saw it at S$59.90), Guardian and also shopping centers in Singapore.  

Where to get sample?
There is not sample for this product. But you may go to Bio-essence Singapore Facebook to get the samples that is given currently for their other products. 

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. 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Free Sample: b.liv’s hot selling ‘Off With Those Heads’ and ‘Sheer Off Crease’ mask

Image Courtesy SaSa
Free b.liv’s hot selling ‘Off With Those Heads’ to keep white and blackheads at bay and ‘Sheer Off Crease’ mask for a baby smooth skin sample kit from SaSa.

How to get them?
  1. Visit selected SaSa outlets.
  2. Request for a FREE sample kit from any of the Beauty Consultants.
Limits
  • While stock lasts
  • 1 Feb 2013 to 28 Feb 2013
  • Outlets: Tampines1, Causeway Point, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Nex, Bugis Shopping Centre, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre

Giveaway: The SPA-Lon trial ATP Photo Rejuvenating session


The SPA-Lon is giving trial ATP Photo Rejuvenating session each (worth $249) to 3 random lucky winner.

How to Win?
  1. Like The SPA-Lon Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-SPA-Lon/399400652153?ref=stream
  2. Like and share the post https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151474239687154&set=a.453115987153.239888.399400652153&type=1&theater
Limit
  • 688 'likes' achieved before CNY.
Prize
3 random lucky winners will be chosen and presented with a trial ATP Photo Rejuvenating session each (worth $249) at our SPA-Lon.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Giveaway: Sasa's Natio’s Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream Giveaway

Image Courtesy SaSa
SaSa is giving away Natio’s Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream to SaSa SG Fans.

How to Win?
  1. “Like” SaSa SG Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SGSaSa and Natio facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/NATIO/115803431794071
  2. Comment on the post with "I ♥ SaSa SG"and tell us what are the three available Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream shades. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151378747914424&set=a.10150316488874424.370116.162244544423&type=1&theater
    Answer:
    Fair, Medium, and Tan.
  3. Share the contest post with your friends.
  4. Send SaSa your printscreen of share together with your name and NRIC to facebook@sasa.com.sg by 7 Feb! 
Limits
  • Redemption of product is at designated SaSa store.
  • EXCLUSIVE TO SASA SG FANS
  • Contest end 7 Feb 2013
Prize
5 Natio’s Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting Bb Cream to be won by 5 SaSa Fans.