Royal Dragon Luxury Vodka collection on ice

The Royal Dragon Luxury Vodka Launch Party

Royal Dragon Vodka is one of the latest introduction to the partying scene. Combining several of the best ingredients in the world, namely Russian Vodka, Swiss gold and Belgian diamonds, Royal Dragon Vodka epitomises luxury in a bottle. At the launch a couple of weeks back, I not only got to see the vodka in its three different sizes, I also got to taste it and met lots of really cool people. Gosh, I do miss the partying scene. I had to leave early because of work the next day but I didn’t leave without taking some pictures first. Here are some that I took with my BFF’s iPhone (her food blog here). Enjoy!

 

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Royal Dragon luxury vodka in “Elite.” Lots and lots of them!

 

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Loving it!

 

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With Nadia, Alexis and a bottle of Royal Dragon Vodka in Imperial. Those are 23-carat edible gold flakes!

 

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Trying it out for myself. Tastes good!

 

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Having girl time with Carmen and Alexis.

 

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Hors d’oeuvre to keep our tummies happy.

 

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DJ spinning the night away.

 

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And finally, a shot with the car parked just at the entrance of the party venue.

 

I apologise for the quality of some of the images. I think it may be time to invest in one of those new generation cameras. Or hire a photographer of my own (one can dream). So, are you out partying this weekend?

 
 

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The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner

Review & Swatch: Maybelline’s Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner

The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner isn’t extremely new on the market. I just had it in my stash and remembered I had yet to review it. This liner boasts an ultra fine brush tip – 0.05mm to be exact – and is extremely easy to use. Personally, I prefer eyeliners like this one as compared to say, gel and liquid liners because the felt tip ones are more convenient and less time-consuming to use.

 

The liner itself dries up quickly when applied and is smudge proof once dried. I’ve had it on for entire days and it looks 90% intact at the end of the evening. It doesn’t wash off easily with water unless you scrub your eyelids hard – something that I don’t recommend. It comes off with eye makeup remover though. If you’re looking for something to create dramatic cat eyes, this wouldn’t be the product you’re looking for. However, the Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner is perfect for tightlining!

 

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The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner.

 

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The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner.

 

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The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner.

 

The liner does draw on more intensely than it looks in the picture above (drawn on my hand by my very elementary artistic skills), and it looks weak here possibly because I hadn’t used it in a few weeks. If you ever get the same problem, simply draw over the original line or shake the pen a little before drawing again. If you can’t tell, it’s supposed to be a house with a chimney and a happy family just outside it – something I used to draw a lot when I was a kid. The ten-cent coin beside is for comparison purposes.

 

A couple of gripes:

1) I’m not digging the gold cap.

2) There needs to be more colours than just black! I’d totally get purple and blue if Maybelline decides to come up with variations.

 

Overall, I would recommend this liner to you if you’re looking for something affordable, easily found (can be found at normal drugstores in Singapore like Watsons, NTUC Fairprice outlets and on Luxola.com) and simple to use. Also, if you just want something for day-to-day tightlining, this would work as well.

 

 

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Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow

The Somerset Meadow Collection by Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn has just launched the new Somerset Meadow Collection to add to their list of already-inticing floral scents. Reminiscent of the green hills in Somerset, England, the range features 5 products:

1) Perfume Gel

2) Bath and Shower Gel

3) Hand Therapy

4) Eau de Toilette

5) Scented Body Lotion

 

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The Somerset Meadow Perfume Gel (12ml), S$25.

 

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The Somerset Meadow Bath & Shower Gel (200ml), S$35.

 

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The Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy (100g), S$33.

 

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The Somerset Meadow Eau de Toilette (60ml), S$58.

 

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The Somerset Meadow Scented Body Lotion (200ml), S$40.

 

Nothing over the top, the fragrance features bergamot, morning dew, English ivy and blackberry bud in the top notes. The middle notes contain water lily, fern, geranium and white blossom. And finally, white musk, silver birch, willow and moss make up the base notes.

 

As part of the promotion that runs from now till 19 May, you’ll get to receive a limited edition Somerset Meadow umbrella with every S$120 nett spent in a single receipt. If you spend more – S$150 – you’ll receive a 1-for-1 lunch buffet offer at Marriott Café at the Singapore Marriott Hotel too. This offer is limited to one per customer, while stocks last. The 1-for-1 lunch buffet voucher is valid for Mondays through Saturdays. Do check with any of the sales assistants at any of the Crabtree & Evelyn outlets for more terms and conditions of the promotion.

 

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The limited edition Somerset Meadow Umbrella.

 

I say this cute little collection is just in time for Mother’s Day, don’t you think?

 

 

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Boston Marathon Bombing

Confessions of a Beautyholic: Does Beauty Matter in the Face of Death?

This morning, I woke up to news about the bombings at the Boston marathon a few hours before. I did think about life in general for a while, like how short a period we all spend on this earth but yet take so many things for granted. I wouldn’t say I was shocked, because – maybe – with the prevalence of violence nowadays, an explosion is simply just another bomb gone off. People killed, people hurt. Families separated, relationships crumbled. Anger gets roused, the fire gets fed.

 

A short while later, just as I was leaving my home to go to work, yet another thing happened to me. Just as I was waiting at the lift lobby for the elevator to come pick me at the eleventh storey of my apartment building, and just as the elevator was rising up, I heard a loud crash, followed by an alarm sounding off. The elevator had fallen from the fifth or sixth storey right down to the shaft beneath the first storey of the building. I could have been in that elevator had I left the house a few minutes earlier. More importantly, I had just cheated death.

 

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It definitely wasn’t as artistic as this one was.

 

That realisation hit me minutes later, sending shock waves through my veins. If I were indeed in that little unfortunate box, would beauty have mattered? If I were one of the spectators at the Boston marathon, would looking good have mattered? If I were one of those who had to get my limbs amputated, or who lost a son in the blast, would I still care about acne or uneven brows?

 

Granted, this hadn’t been the first time I came close to the idea of no longer being in this world. And every time it happens, it never fails to put things into perspective. If I had perished, there would be no more daughter to care for her parents, no more eldest sister to care for her younger siblings, no more granddaughter to care for her grandparents. There would be one less teacher to guide her students, one less friend to the several friends who need a hearing ear and a helping hand, one less person to make the world a happier place to live in (maybe more on my life philosophy at a later time). If I had perished, beauty would not matter. Nobody would care about the way I looked – and maybe about the way they looked – but people would remember the way I made them feel when I was alive.

 

That’s it. Don’t take beauty too seriously. In fact, don’t take life too seriously either. You never know when it will be taken away from you (because you don’t have control over it) and you definitely don’t want to regret having spent most of your life fretting over your overly wide jaws, clogged pores and sun protection when you could be doing something else more substantial, like buying a kid an ice cream at the beach and making his day. After all, you don’t need a pretty face to make a difference in the world.

 

 

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Kiehl's Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Price Reduction

Some news on the skincare front: Kiehl’s has lowered the prices of their products! Starting from 1st April 2013, many of Kiehl’s products are now more affordable but yet contain the same beneficial ingredients that many of their fans – you – love. The brand has cited two main reasons for this change and here is a quote from their press release:

 

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Kiehl’s thank you note.

 

“As we have grown our business through the years, we have been grateful and delighted by the enthusiastic response we have received from our customers, which have enabled us to continue to open more new locations around the world. Additionally, as a result of our global expansion, we have gained efficiencies in the costs of doing business.

 

It is therefore our great pleasure to share some of Kiehl’s worldwide success with out customers in Singapore in the form of these new lower prices for 21 of our best-selling products, including Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Toner, and Crème de Corps body lotion, as well as best-sellers like Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++.”

 

Without further ado, here are just some of the same old products with their brand new prices:

 

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (50ml).

 

Calendula Herbal Extract Toner 250ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (250ml).

 

Midnight Recovery Eye 15ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye (15ml).

 

Midnight Recovery Concentrate 30ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (30ml).

 

Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser (150ml).

 

Ultralight Daily Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra-Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ (30ml).

 

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 250ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (250ml).

 

Epidermal Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion (75ml).

 

Creme de Corps 500ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps (500ml).

 

Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion 75ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion (75ml).

 

Rare EArth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser 150ml Kiehls Price Reduction

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (150ml).

 

Head down to any of the Kiehl’s stores to find out which other products have had their prices reduced, or simply check them out on their website,. This reduction is permanent so you don’t have to worry about the prices going up again. I hope this piece of news made your day!

 

 

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Barbie With and Without Makeup

Barbie Without Makeup

Famous for her disproportionate bodily features, Barbie is now making waves for another part of her body – her face. Mexican visual artist Eddi Aguirre has created what he thinks the doll would look like without makeup. And it seems to be a total mess. While it seems that there is a stark difference between the Before and After, I can’t help noticing that the Before has such yellow-stained teeth. Am I missing something? Do all people who don’t use makeup not brush their teeth or smoke as well? Please, humanity, don’t make me lose faith in you.

 

Joke aside, Eddi brings to light the age-old issue of the media distortions and socially perceived notions of beauty and ugliness. He also passes a message about how powerful makeup can be. Apart from the colour and size of her pupils, which remain the same, Barbie without makeup has:

1) freckles on her face and neck

2) frayed hair

3) wrinkles

4) eyebags

5) eye circles (different from eye bags) and discolouration around the eyes

6) less visible lashes

7) thinner lips

8) dark, untouched hair roots

9) yellow teeth with braces

 

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A close-up of Barbie without makeup.

 

Actually, I think Barbie is just unlucky. Not only that, she also does not follow a skincare routine. Not everybody looks this bad without makeup (Thank goodness!) and not everybody needs this much makeup to look good either. What many of us are unaware of is how beauty companies sell us products by making us think we’re worse off without them. Very similar to the DeBeers story, yes. I can be quite sure, that there are countless ads out there in which the Before pictures have been doctored. Nobody is perfect, that’s true, but that doesn’t mean that we look terrible in every aspect. I mean, tell me, how many individuals do we actually know who has all nine features mentioned in the list above? For me? None.

 

 

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April 2013 Vanity Trove

The April 2013 Vanity Trove – Spring Update

The April 2013 Vanity Trove is all about ditching the wintry cold and gearing up for Spring! In this month’s trove, there is a lot of skincare from Dr.Ci:Labo and beauty giant Elizabeth Arden. Because Dr.Ci:Labo originated in Tokyo, Japan, this month’s trove came along with a cute pamphlet about skincare and Dr.Ci:Labo’s products, written entirely in Japanese, and a slip of paper with Japanese words scribbled all over it. Here, let me show you:

 

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Illustrations about skincare and the environmental factors that affect our skin.

 

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Can anyone decode this? With my knowledge in Mandarin, I think this is something like a diary/letter about how a girl’s skin has improved after using Dr.Ci:Labo’s products.

 

I also received a little S$10 voucher for any Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening products, valid till the end of the month. I think I’ll have to first try out the products in the trove. And here they are:

 

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All the skin loving products in the April 2013 Vanity Trove.

 

1) 2 capsules of Elizabeth Arden‘s Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules

2) Elizabeth Arden‘s Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ (7ml)

3) Elizabeth Arden‘s Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser (15ml)

4) A small waterproof pouch from Elizabeth Arden

5) Dr.Ci:Labo‘s Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture EX

6) A sample of Dr.Ci:Labo‘s Super Cleansing EX (10g)

7) A sample of Dr.Ci:Labo‘s Super Washing Foam EX (8g)

8) A sample of Dr.Ci:Labo‘s BB Perfect Cream White 337+ SPF 35 PA++ (3g)

 

Since a few months back, Vanity Trove has been mailing out their own magazine, Vanity Mag, along with the troves. I really like this little magazine because it’s light, small and very portable. In addition to that, the quality of the paper used is good. The articles inside are also extremely relevant in today’s fashion and beauty world and they include things like fashion spreads and makeup tutorials, instead of just shameless promotion of the items that Vanity Trove endorses. I took some snapshots of the pages within so you can take a look.

 

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A prelude to the May 2013 Vanity Trove.

 

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How you can get the best out of your Vanity Trove account. Loving the retro design of this page.

 

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Fragrance, Mood and Style. What’s yours?

 

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Part of the fashion spread. I’ve always been a fan of the classic red, black and gold combination where fashion is concerned.

 

This month, Vanity Trove is also offering a special SuperBerry.Me Vanity Trove Edition. Here are the items inside:

 

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The SuperBerry.Me Vanity Trove Edition.

 

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A S$10 voucher to be used, with no minimum spending!

 

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A Sassi emery board.

 

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A full-sized bottle of top coat nail lacquer from Sassi.

 

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Storyderm’s Stem Cell Silk Mask and Ghassan’s Organic Coconut & Green Tea Leaf Infused Treatment Masque.

 

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Samples of Margherita Ghel’s Bellis Fabula Foaming Cleanser (15ml) and Femme Science’s Revitalising Body Polish (14ml).

 

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A cute mini version of Denman’s hair brush.

 

If you’ll like to subscribe or get a gift trove for somebody, you can do so by clicking here. I can’t wait for the May 2013 Vanity Trove to be out; It’s going to be all about florals!

 

 

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* This product has been sent to me for my review. Like all my other reviews, everything stated here is objective and honest.

Conrad Centennial Singapore

Staycation: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Last weekend, I had a nice staycation over at Conrad Centennial Singapore and had a wonderful break from work. The room we booked was spacious, luxurious and the floor-to-ceiling windows gave us a view of the pool a few storeys down. Here are some pictures of the hotel and some words on my experience.

 

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Our fluffy beds, side by side, facing the huge window.

 

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A work desk for the ever-so-hardworking blogger like me. I spent some time writing an article for a magazine here. Felt like I was a living Carrie for a while – without the Jimmy Choos, of course.

 

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Lots of exciting stationery! Included things like the hotel-branded cards, postcards, letter paper, envelopes etc.

 

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And if you aren’t in the mood for writing, you can always read.

 

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The mini bar area., where there was complimentary coffee and tea. The cups were porcelain, not like the disposable ones in some other hotels.

 

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Welcome to my favourite part of our room – the bathroom.

 

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This is too beautiful for words! Marble counter tops, bathtub, mirrors spanning entire walls…

 

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You bet I spent some time in here just soaking and reflecting on life. You know, like what they do in movies.

 

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Some bath salt and a rubber ducky to play with! On hindsight, I realised I had never played with one prior to today.

 

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Toiletries packed nicely by the sink. The little glass bowl contained all things cotton (buds, pads, tufts…).

 

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Glasses for toothbrushes and facial tissue.

 

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Luxury all around me! I didn’t want to leave! (P.S. Please ignore the bulging muscles. I have no idea how they got there.)

 

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The TV area crowded with our stuff (and takeaway lunch from a library cafe). There were quite a few cable TV channels, like HBO and DW.

 

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The curtains gave us privacy when needed.

 

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But most of the time, we regaled ourselves watching hotel guests at the pool below.

 

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The view from our window. That’s the Central Business District in the far background. I suppose they call this upscale living?

 

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My BFF came over and we made our way to the pool for a short while, before lightning came and shoo-ed all of us away.

 

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That’s part of the Singapore Flyer.

 

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View of the hotel from the pool area.

 

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Because it was my sister’s birthday, Conrad Centennial Singapore presented us with a complimentary birthday cake! Thank you, Conrad!

 

Our staycation package included a buffet dinner and breakfast-for-two. I didn’t take any pictures of the food, but it was definitely worth our tastebuds. For dinner, I suggest you try their salad bar and their popular laksa even if you aren’t the type who likes spicy food (like me). Indulge in the super fresh sashimi and delectable pastries (I loved the apple crumble the most). For breakfast, the scrambled eggs were a bit dry, so you can probably skip that, but I loved the local fried beehoon and French pastries, such as croissants and pains au chocolat.

 

My BFF, Corinne, popped by and we both went for a spa session each at the Centennial Spa. After the spa, we were given some sweet warm tea (tasted like ginger and red dates) while we sat around and chatted for a bit. It was a relaxing experience and I’d like to go there again if my budget allows it.

 

Two days and a night is too short, in my opinion, for a spa staycation at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Another night would have been better for us. Although check-in takes pretty long, the service there is excellent and the location is pretty convenient. The night we were there, I bumped into Jimmy Cliff and his entourage! Maybe next time I’ll meet someone else who’s famous. Looking forward to my next stay at Conrad.

 

 

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MOR Lip Silk in Marshmallow

Review: The MOR Lip Silk in Marshmallow

It’s easy to see why any girl would fall head over heels with the MOR Lip Silk, no matter the flavour. There are currently five in all: Belladonna, Marshmallow, Blood Orange, Lychee Flower and Snow Gardenia. The one I own is Marshmallow, which I got from Luxola. The very first thing that caught my eye was, naturally, the oh-so-sweet packaging! The lip balm comes in an acrylic container slotted neatly into a tiny pink paper handbag with gold and black motifs. The unwrapping was such fun!

 

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The MOR Lip Silk in Marshmallow.

 

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Words in gold at the back of the paper bag.

 

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Such a pretty design!

 

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Opening my little “gift.”

 

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The MOR Lip Silk in Marshmallow.

 

The MOR Lip Silk in Marshmallow contains a large proportion of beneficial ingredients such as castor seed oil, beeswax, coconut oil and vitamin E to help nourish and moisturise lips. Although it does not contain SPF, its light fragrance makes its a perfect evening or nighttime lip balm. According to the website, this is what it’s supposed to smell like:

 

“Marshmallow is collectively orchestrated with Vanilla Musk and Jasmine Flower that gloriously rapture in this pretty, feminine fragrance. Sugar dipped Rose petals with White Carnation and Cotton Candy play beautifully to create a deliciously sweet perfume.”

 

I dare say I can’t describe it better. It doesn’t stink of petroleum, unlike many other lip balm products, and it doesn’t dry the lips up when it evaporates, leaving behind a layer of dry, chapped skin. When applied, it leaves a pale sheen. The best part about this balm is that it isn’t tested on animals. Although it can be a tad expensive for a balm (S$22 on Luxola), the MOR Lip Silk makes for a great present for the little girl in us all.

 

Ingredient List

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Parfum (Fragrance), Mel (Honey), Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Geraniol and Limonene.

 

What is your favourite MOR product?

 
 

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Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack

Review: The Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack

Skinmiso is a Korean brand that’s only recently been introduced onto our shores. The Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack is a product that focuses on the gentle removal of blackheads on and around the nose. There’s no squeezing nor forced extraction involved, just a completely painless experience. There are three steps to follow when using the Pore Beauty Nose Pack:

 

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How to use the Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack.

 

Before anything, you have to cleanse and pat your face dry. After that, in the first step, you place the first mask over your nose and wait for 10 minutes. This step removes blackheads and whiteheads with its plant extracts. Then, remove it and gently remove the exposed whiteheads with a cotton swab or the Skinmiso Comedo Remover. Next, wash your nose with water and place the second mask over it. Wait for 10 minutes. In this step, your pores are contracted with witch hazel extract and the skin absorbs Greenol, which is the brand’s patented ingredient that helps to protect and moisturise the skin. Finally, remove the mask and apply the Skinmiso Pore Beauty Silky Essence over the nose to keep it shine-free.

 

I tried it a couple of times with and without the Pore Beauty Silky Essence and found that this step made a big difference in the results. With it, my nose remained matte but without it, my nose started turning into a lightbulb – oily, greasy and shiny – really quickly. Therefore, I recommend using all of the products in this Pore Beauty Nose Pack to obtain the maximum efficiency. After the first mask, I did notice whiteheads protruding out of my pores, which I could easily rub or wipe off with a cotton bud. The mask for the second step contains alcohol but since my nose isn’t sensitive to it, I had no problems with it. Overall, the experience was completely painless and the masks were easily taken off, as they didn’t stick to my skin, unlike pore strips.

 

The entire procedure took about 25 minutes. It didn’t clear all of my blackheads at once, however. I believe you’ll have to use this several times before you can see any significant result (each box comes with 10 pairs of mask and a tube of the Silky Essence). Because no squeezing was involved, my pores were not aggravated. If you’re looking for something that removes impurities around the nose without the risk of increasing pore size, perhaps you might like to give the Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack a try! It’s currently available at more than 30 Watsons outlets and at Bellabox.

 

 

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* This product has been sent to me for my review. Like all my other reviews, everything stated here is objective and honest.

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