Friday, 29 November 2013

Review: ChocaMarvel

ChocaMarvel (25g)
This week review is on ChocaMarvel. This is a sample given in the goodies bag of Cozycot Beauty Forum 2012 December last year. 

Overall, it is able to help me relief the uncomfortable effect I have during my menstruation. I like the taste of the drink too as it taste like Milo or coco drink. I personally feel that it's a good alternative as compare to talking pain killer, a healthier choice.

ChocaMarvel Summary
ChocaMarvel is a drink invented as an alternative with no side effect to pain killer. 

In ChocaMarvel Website:
"ChocoMarvel™ takes care of the well-being of women with its plant-based menstrual relief beverage overlaid with a chocolate flavour that target to help ladies manage symptoms and discomforts during menstruation through all natural and non-painkiller means."
Health Tips
Function of ChocoMarvel:
  • Promotes blood circulation and aid in relief of menstrual pain.
  • Helps relieve bloating, tension and discomfort
  • Helps increase energy and relieve fatigue 
  • Helps replenish iron loss during menstruation
  • Helps regulate menstruation 
  • Helps maintain hormone levels, and reduce irritability and depression
  • Helps improve facial complexion 
ChocoMarvel is:
  • Derived from 100% natural ingredients.
  • Free from side effects of painkillers.
  • Enriched with chocolate taste, making it enjoyable to consume.
  • Suitable for long term consumption.
  • Low fat to suit weight watchers.
Benefits of the ingredient.
Benefits of the ingredient and Functions.
You may go to ChocaMarvel Website or ChocaMarvel Facebook page for more information. 

How to consume ChocaMarvel?
Mix contents with 150ml of hot water (80 degree C). Take one sachet, once or twice daily, before or during menstruation.
How to consume.
Ingredients
My Review
This is a sample given in the goodies bag of Cozycot Beauty Forum 2012 December last year.

Opening the package, the beverage is in powder form and is brown in color. 
Opening the package.
The brown powder smell like weeds to me. :D
Brown Powder.
One look at the drink, it do remind me of Milo or coco drink. And indeed, the beverage also taste like Milo or coco drink to me. It is very tasty and not difficult to drink at all. No funny taste or smell. 
ChocaMarvel that look like Milo
One thing I do notice is that it did help me to relief the uncomfortable feeling I have during my menstruation period. :)

Also, knowing the ingredient this beverage is made of, I personally feel that it is indeed a healthier choice. Well at least I know what I drink is going to benefit my internal body. So girls, why not!

Overall, it is able to help me relief the uncomfortable effect I have during my menstruation. I like the taste of the drink too as it taste like Milo or coco drink. I personally feel that it's a good alternative as compare to talking pain killer, a healthier and recommended choice for all women.

Where to buy it?
ChocaMarvel is available in all major retail outlets; John Little, OG, Robinsons, Sasa, Unity, Watsons and selected clinics and selected Chinese Medical Hall at S$19.90 for 8 sachet (25g each) per box.

Where to get Samples?
There is no sample redemption for this product at the moment. :( But you may still go to ChocaMarvel Facebook page for future promotions.      

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. 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Event: Laboratories Kéranove New Hair Care Blogger Event

Image Courtesy Fusion Cosmetics
I was invited to the launch of a new hair care brand, Laboratories Kéranove on the 21 November 2013 at The Le Restaurant.

I was pretty excited when I get to know that I will be attending this Laboratories Kéranove blogger event. 
The event is held on 21 November 2013 at The Le Restaurant by Paradise Group located at Suntec City Mall.

The place of the event is nicely decorated and have a nice ambiance. :D
Star Product: Dry / Damaged Hair (Active Wild Mango Concentrate), Oleo Color
Dry Dandruff, Oily Dandruff (Zinc Pyrithione, Aseptylamine)
Star Product: Dry / Damaged Hair (Active Wild Mango Concentrate)
Coloured Hair (Active Pomegranate Concentrate)
Whole range of Laboratories Kéranove products
Of course, being the main focus of the event, ranges of Laboratories Kéranove products are place at the middle of the long table. Products consist of shampoo, conditioner, treatment, mask and hair dye.

Training and Events Manager Nora Tien doing Introduction on the product brand.
Introduction of the whole range of hair care products
The event started out with the introduction of the Laboratories Kéranove brand, followed by the technology and natural ingredients used under the whole range of Laboratories Kéranove hair care and the introduction of each hair care range and its benefits. 

Let us now go into the details of the brand and products. 

About Kéranove 
As a brand that was sold in pharmacies and hair salons since 1966, Keranove excels as being the second most known brand in the French hair color market. Being the first brand to use the expertise of laboratories within the FMCG distribution, it quickly become a recognized and established hair expert which stands for quality guarantee for consumers.

This is also a brand under Eugene Perma Paris.

Laboratories Kéranove Product Benefits
Keranove Laboratories range of hair care, shampoo and colour specializes in and focuses
on in-depth care for the scalp and hair by combining expertise and naturality.

         
The unique formulas containing the patented Dermo-Kératyl™ are high in performance and has scientifically proven results.

So what's Dermo-Kératyl™ all about?
  • Rich in trace elements
  • Present in the entire range of products
  • Helps to stimulate and revitalize the scalp and hair.
  • Natural Active Ingredients with Plant Extracts.
  • Scientifically proven efficacy
  • Paraben Free
Range of Products Available
Laboratories Kéranove consist of a whole range of hair care products for different needs:

1) Dry / Damaged Hair (Star product)
  • Revitalize, Protect & Nourish
  • Active Wild Mango Concentrate: Rich in protein and lipids, it hydrates and repair effectively
  • Shampoo: Helps to repair damaged hair through frequent use (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Conditioner: Facilitate detangling and nourishes dry and sensitive hair (200ml, S$19.90)
  • Treatment: Provide dual action of repair and fiber protection to nourish and smoothen hair (5 x 10ml, S$29.90)
  • Mask: Intense hydration which leaves the hair soft and supple (250ml, S$29.90)
2) Coloured Hair
  • Extends Color Radiance
  • Active Pomegranate Concentrate: High in antioxidant, it protects hair against free radicals from UV rays
  • Shampoo: Helps to keep hair colour bright and lasting and protect it from UV radiation (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Conditioner: Facilitates detangling, preserves colour vibrancy and shine (200ml, S$19.90)
  • Treatment: Revitalizes and protects the hair bulb, providing lasting hair colour (5 x 10ml, S$29.90)
  • Mask: Reveals colour shine and prevent oxidative attacks on the hair (250ml, S$29.90)
3)  Dry Dandruff
  • Balance & Care
  • Zinc Pyrithione: Stops the production of dandruff and protects the scalp while it hydrates and soothes
  • Shampoo: Prevents the growth of yeast while balancing and soothing the scalp (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Treatment: Intensive care to eliminate dandruff and prevents it from reappearing (5 x 10ml, S$29.90)
4)  Oily Dandruff
  • Balance & Purify
  • Aseptylamine: Antibacterial and anti-irritant properties stabilizes the scalp and regulate sebum secretion
  • Shampoo: Anti-micro bacterial properties cleanses scalp and regulates excess sebum and dandruff (250ml, S$19.90)
5)   Hair Loss Treatment
  • Strengthens & Densifies
  • Trichodyn: Combines exotic wood, glutamic acid and sodium succinate to stimulate, repair, protect the scalp and prevent hair loss
  • Shampoo: Revitalizes hair and scalp and provides shine to hair (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Treatment: Helps to stop hair loss, promotes hair growth and revive shine to hair (5 x 10ml, S$39.90)
6)  Thinning Hair
  • Densify & Volumize
  • Soya Protein Concentrate: Covers hair with protective film and increase strength
  • Shampoo: Adds volume and shine to hair without weighing it down (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Treatment: Densify fine hair to give it volume and shine (5 x 10ml, S$29.90)
7)  Oily Hair
  • Purifies and Soothes
  • Meadowsweet Active Concentrate: Rich in phenolic acid which restores balance
    of the scalp and regulate sebum secretion
  • Shampoo: Eliminates excess sebum for light and soft hair (250ml, S$19.90)
  • Conditioner: Helps to purify scalp and detangles hair (200ml, S$19.90)
8) Normal hair
  • Revitalize, Protect and Nourish
  • Active Chufa Sedge Concentrate: Rich in oleic acid and tocopherols to nourish and protect
  • Shampoo: Gives the hair natural protective and nutritional properties (250ml, S$19.90)
Oleo Hair Color Range
There is also Oleo Hair Color: 
  • DIY Permanent Color Treatment
  • Ammonia-free, paraben-free and odour-free natural long lasting hair colour S$24.90 (each) 
Laboratories Kéranove is exclusively available at Watsons only

From what I see, it is an affordable and harmless hair care products that is worth investing. :)

Alright, back to the event. During the event we get to try out the hair care treatment, smell and see the texture of the hair care products. 

How the hair care treatment package look like. Re-capable tube. 
Hair care treatment.
A model was also present to try out the Oleo Hair Color hair dye on the spot. As compare to her before hair dye, her hair feels smoother after the hair dye. And also her hair was nicely and evenly dyed. 

Nora Tien showing the mixing of hair dye.
Odourless Oleo Hair Color hair dye.
Model showing her after dyed hair.
Let us now divert our attention to something else, Food! /XD 

During the event, dinner was served by Le Restaurant. The food look nice and taste delicious. :)

Berries Overloaded Iced Tea
Delicious dinner served during the event.
Dessert to end the event.
I was also given the Laboratories Kéranove star product hair care, which is the Dry / Damage Hair Shampoo and Conditioner to bring home and try. :D

Dry / Damage Hair Shampoo and Conditioner to bring home and try.
Thanks to Fusion Cosmetics for holding such a nice event. I have a fun and fulfilling evening learning new hair care products and having nice food. From the range of hair care products, I really like the smell of the Dry / Damage Hair range. Very strong mango smell. :D Can't wait to try them out :)

PS: I will also be doing review on the Laboratories Kéranove Dry / Damage Hair Shampoo and Conditioner in a separate blog post after I have try them out. So stay tune!  

Disclaimer: I was invited to this event by Fusion Cosmetics for the new product sharing purposes only. All reviews are based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this event. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Free Sample: Vaseline Healthy White Instant Fair


Free Vaseline Healthy White Instant Fair 100ml Sample.

How to get them?
  1. Like Vaseline SG Facebook http://www.facebook.com/vaseline?ref=stream
  2. Go to http://bit.ly/InstantFair
  3. Click on "Start Now" button. 
  4. Click on "Get a Sample" on the picture and then click on "Request Free Sample" button. 
  5. Fill in your particulars and submit. 
Limits
  • Valid for Singapore only. 
  • Limited to the first 2000 redemption.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Review: Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion (85g)
This week review will be on Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. Can't really recall how I got this but remember slightly that this is given in one of the goodies bag given from some events that I attended. 

Overall, I do not like this lotion as after using it, my skin will feel itchy, hot and turn red. Little small red spots appear too. Not only do my skin feels not smooth and not hydrated, it feels dry too. Therefore I will not continue to use it. 

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion Summary
Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion is specially formulated to provide everyday intense moisture for dry to very dry skin. 

It claims that its clinically proven to hydrate and protect dry skin for 24 hours. Its Non-greasy, fragrance free and non-comedogenic. 

Benefits:
  • Contains Epidermal Replenishing Complex 5, a unique combination of 5 key ingredients that protects dry skin and enhances hydration
  • Leaves body feeling soft, hydrated and smooth
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Non-comedogenic (won't block pores)
What it says on the package.
You may go to Cetaphil Website for more information. 

How to use Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion?
Use daily for optimal hydration. Apply liberally as often as needed. 
Ingredients
My Review
Can't really recall how I got this but remember slightly that this is given in one of the goodies bag given from some events that I attended. 

Lets start my talking about the package first. It came in a nice long tube that is placed in a rectangular box. 
Placed in a rectangular box
85g tube.
The lotion is white in color and has a creamy texture. 

White creamy texture.
Well, it doesn't really do what it claims to do. First it does produces a light medical smell when I apply it onto by skin. /hmm

Also the lotion feels oily after applying. Therefore, I only apply it on my whole hands.

Lotion feels oily.
After using them, to my horror, I do feel its the worse lotion I have ever tried to date. /omg 

First, after applying the lotion, I do feel my skin is actually burning hot. but this burning feeling subside after a while. So I continue to apply for the next few days. 

After a few days, I realize my skin started to have this small little red spots. Also my skin do feel itchy and hot. /no
Skin feel itchy, hot and turn red image 1
Skin feel itchy, hot and turn red image 2
Skin feel itchy, hot and turn red image 3
Other than itchy, burning hot and little red spots, I do not feel my skin smooth and hydrated. In fact it feels a bit dry. I have to apply aloe vera gel for days for it to recover. It claims that its ideal for sensitive skin, but after all the above symptom, I personally feels that its not suitable for sensitive skin.

Overall, I do not like this lotion as after using it, my skin will feel itchy, hot and turn red. Little small red spots appear too. Not only do my skin feels not smooth and not hydrated, it feels dry too. The worse that I have ever use before. :(

Therefore I will not continue to use it. And I personally do not recommend this lotion.

Where to buy it?
This Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion can be found at Watsons and Guardians for S$25.50 for 85g. 

Where to get sample? 
You may go to Cetaphil SG Facebook Page to get samples and also learn about current and future promotions. :D


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, 17 November 2013

Review: Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil

Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil (4ml)
This week review is on Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil. Don't quite remember how I got this sample. But should be from Shu Uemura Singapore Facebook. 

Overall, this cleansing oil is really able to remove all makeup cleanly, even waterproof makeup. However, I feel that its not suitable for my combination skin, especially my oily, acne T-zone area. After using, it will cause blemish and pimples.

Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil Summary
Its a lightweight cleansing oil. Skin is refined, smoothened and pores are visibly smaller. 

From Shu Uemura website
It wash away pore concerns-enlarged pores and clogged pores that lead to blackheads with our innovative natural origin system for superb cleansing. effectively remove make-up and impurities inside pores while maintaining the skin’s necessary moisture level.

Benefits:
  • Sakura leaf extract known to reduce inflammatory mediators that can cause skin redness. it also helps to improve skin texture.
  • Lipo ha salicylic acid derivatives helps gentle exfoliation for refined skin. 
  • Cherry extract contains natural aha to remove dead skin cells, bringing smoothness to the skin and a refined complexion. 
Ideal for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin.

Q&A
Other Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil.
You may go to Shu Uemura website for more information. 

How to use Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil?
4 Steps:
  1. Use 3-4 pumps of cleansing oil on dry hands.
  2. Spread gently and thoroughly over dry face.
  3. Add a few drops of lukewarm water to face to emulsify. (oil will turn milky white)
  4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Ingredients:
ethylhexyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, capryl/capric triglyceride, polyglyceryl-10 trilaurate, polyglyceryl-6 tricaprylate, octyldodecanol, dicaprylyl carbonate, undecane, tridecane, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, sqalane, maris aqua, simmondsia chinensis oil, carthamus tinctorius oil, capryloyl salicylic acid, propylene glycol, prunus cerasus extract, prunus yedoensis leaf extract, parfum

Steps to use.
Ingredients written on the pack.
My Review
Don't quite remember how I got this sample. But should be from Shu Uemura Singapore Facebook.

The cleansing oil is colorless. Its transparent and has no fragrance smell.
Cleansing oil is transparent.
To check if it really can clean off makeup, even waterproof makeup cleanly, lets do a small experiment. 

I have apply different makeup on my hand. (From left to right: Jill Lowe eye brown pencil, Jill Lowe eye liner, SilkyGirl big eye mascara, eye shadow, blusher, Estee Lauder double wear foundation, Jill Lowe foundation Powder, The Body Shop Lily Cole simmer, Jill Lowe lipstick)
Makeup apply onto my hand.
After spreading the cleansing oil and emulsify, I can already see all the makeup off my hand. But waterproof mascara need emulsify before it is off. 

After washing off, all makeup is cleanly removed and the area that I cleanse on my hand feel smooth. :D
Applying the cleansing oil on half of the makeup.
After cleaning half of the makeup. The cleanse off half is cleanly removed.
Cleaning off using cotton wool.
I do not usually like using cleansing oil as often it will cause blemish on my skin. But I went ahead to give this one a try after see how cleanly it can remove my makeup and it claim to be suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. :) However despite its claim, after using this cleansing oil for a week, my skin start to have blemish and pimples especially on my T-Zone area. :(
Blemish and pimples after using.
Overall, this cleansing oil is really able to remove all makeup cleanly, even waterproof makeup. However, I feel that its not suitable for my combination skin, especially my oily, acne T-zone area as after using, it will cause blemish and pimples.

Therefore, I will not recommend it for oily and acne prone skin. 
 
Where to buy it?
Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil can be bought at all Shu Uemura counters at department stores at S$50 for 150ml and S$115 for 450ml. 

Where to get sample?
Sample redemption for this is long over. :( But you may always go to Shu Uemura counter and asked the staff if they have samples for you to try before buying.

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.