New: Infuusa Cold Brewed Teas! Sweet and tasty at nearly 0kcal per serving!


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What’s New for 2015
Infuusa listened to what their customers said:
1. Increase the flavour of each sachet
2. Introduce new flavours
3. Increase sweetness, but keep the low calorie benefits.
  • All Infuusa sachets are 4.5g, up from 3g in 2014 – That’s 50% more ingredients than before
  • Infuusa is now 2x bigger than normal tea bags
  • We have improved the taste of Quad Berry to give a perfect balance of fruity tartness.

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Summer Peach is their new flavor for 2015! It is a metabolism boosting infusion that is mildly
caffeinated. Tastes like smooth black tea infused with the juicy flavor of peaches. Infuusa added Stevia leaf to the sachets for a touch of zero calorie sweetness. Stevia is safe sugar substitute that is commonly found in local super markets. They have opted for the most natural version, the leaf itself.
It is also mildly caffeinated, letting you rev your metabolism and burn more calories after your workout! Just pop a sachet into a bottle, give it a good shake, and let the flavours infuse naturally within minutes.
Each pack contains 10 sachets.
Each sachet makes 500 ml of beverage.
Recommended with cold or room temperature water.
Ingredients:
Black tea, Black tea extract, Flavours, Stevia leaves
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What does QuadBerry taste like? Imagine Ribena without the sugar and you get the idea.
With four different types of berries and apples, this combination gives you a powerful antioxidant punch while you hydrate during exercise, or at any time of the day. This improved version of Quadberry now contains 2x more ingredients and Stevia leaf to give an even better taste.
Just pop a sachet into a bottle, give it a good shake, and let the flavours infuse naturally within minutes.
Each p ack contains 10 sachets.
Each sachet makes 500 ml of beverage.
Recommended with cold or room temperature water.
Ingredients:
Apples, Hibiscus petals, Blueberries, Blackberry leaves, Rosehip shells, Flavours,
Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Stevia leaves

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My Review:

I personally drink about 3 litres of water a day to keep my skin and overall health in check. As an avid tea lover, I was naturally very excited to have been approached by Infuusa to review their newly improved infusions! More so because they’re now made to taste sweeter and more flavourful! It delights me to see local entrepreneurs coming up with such awesome products! Not only do these teas taste amazing, they are at 0kcal or at 7kcal per 500ml serving. Per sachet is to be steeped in 500ml of cold water. I have tried up to 800ml of water and it still tastes refreshingly sweet. To me, I see Infuusa as one of my everyday go-to choice of tea because it’s packed with vitamins and tastes great. I’ve noticed a more glowy complexion after drinking these teas regularly. Vitamin goodness and healthy hydration levels showed up in my skin ^^ I’ve definitely noticed a happier me when I’m drinking water that tastes good and is indeed good for my body. Anyone who knows me well will know that I am an extremely fussy eater and that I’m pretty difficult to please even with beverages. Infuusa has earned my stamp of approval for my beverage of choice! :) I even bought the huge packs to refill my beverage pantry stash at home!~

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Click this link and copy the discount code to the discount code field to enjoy $5 off any purchase! http://infuusa.refr.cc/XKBDKZS
Cheers to a healthier you! :) Try Infuusa today, you won’t regret it :)
xoxo,
Yvette

My Tokyo Star Optical Experience! New spectacles!


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Tokyo Star Optical, an optical concept store, was first established in 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.

Currently, Tokyo Star Optical has had 14 concept stores all over Asia since its inception. 13 of its stores are located in major shopping malls such as Aeon, all over Tokyo and its 14th store is located in CityLink Mall, Singapore in November 2014 – the first flagship store outside Japan.

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The 786 square foot store adopts a private-label strategy – Tokyo Star Optical produces their own brand of eyewear. Tokyo Star Optical offers 3 fixed package prices – $96, $126 and $156 – includes imported frames and Tokyo aspheric lens. With an extensive range of over 1,200 distinctive Tokyo style elements to choose from, the optical glasses are specially crafted for the avid Tokyo style followers, breathing new life with every frames. Not only are they available in an array of styles, they are also lightweight, with the lightest being a mere 6.5 grams.

Adopting a 3-step process, customers are able to get their glasses with a fast processing time of 15 minutes. It begins when the customers choose their desired frame, followed by the lens and lastly, the case. Should customers seeking expert opinion, they can consult dedicated Tokyo Star Optical’s eyewear advisors for professional advice or assessment. The eyewear advisors guides customers through every step of the process – selecting eyewear that is most suitable to the occasion, meeting customers’ needs and functionality, enhancing their strong features, complementing their overall look and style preference, and lastly comfort and fit.

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My Review:

I LOVED the lightweight frames so much! They look effortlessly chic when worn and are definitely a joy to wear since each frame only weighs merely 7grams! I already knew my prescription degree so once I’d gotten my frames chosen, some simple measurements were taken and then in just 8 minutes (yup, i timed them!), I had my new spectacles!

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There’s a yellow tint to the lenses as I got the ones that reflect blue light from electronic devices. It’s said to protect my eyes in the long run and after 2 weeks of trial, I must say that these lenses did help protect my eyes as I’m no longer having much of an issue with horrible bloodshot eyes after facing my laptop and iPhone for hours. The tint does show up a little in photos but I’d rather look a little odd than to have a pair of strained, tired eyes :)

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Thes spectacles are my all-time favourite and I’m so glad to have gotten them! Thank you Tokyo Star Optical for these amazingly comfortable pair of spectacles! I now look forward to wearing my spectacles everyday! :)

Tokyo Star Optical is located at 1 Raffles Link, #B1-31 CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393 and is open daily from 11am to 9pm. Tel: (+65) 6532 0071

Tokyo Star Optical is also found on:-

– Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tokyostaroptical

– Instagram: @tokyostaroptical

Bellabox Jan 2015 Reveal: The Beauty Spot!


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As with every Bellabox, a BURST of colours before my eyes! I couldn’t wait to dive in!

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Well, Mane and Tail hair care products have been on so many blogs and magazine articles that it’d caught my attention a year ago and had me interested enough to try these babies out. What’s the verdict? While it did give my hair a heck lot of healthy shine, it really didn’t do much for the hydration levels of my hair. My hair is colour treated, and so, I guess that’s kinda the main reason why I’m just not a fan of this brand. It didn’t work for me, but sure did wonders for my fellow girl friends who’d virgin healthy hair! If you’ve the same kind of hair as they do, then this will be a good addition to your haircare routine.

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Biore is a brand that I always go to when I’m at Watsons. Its cleansing properties to remove makeup and dirt is amazing. I’m glad that Biore finally came out with a micellar cleansing water in addition to their popular range of makeup removal products. As with all of their star products, this one here deserves a thumbs up too. I LIKE IT ^^

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I’ve always wondered why I’ve never jumped on the bandwagon of raving about Belief’s products. Every single time I get a sample from them, I just get so impressed with the instant hydration that it provides for my skin. I’m definitely going to repurchase the moisturising bomb from Belief. It’s one of the best water based hydrating creams that I’ve used so far!

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These are leave-on hair serum ampoules from MedaDita. The pink one is my favourite as it gave my hair such a beautiful sheen while being really lightweight on my hair! The formulation could’ve been done better in the scent aspect, it’s too overpowering for me, but the results on my hair was good enough to keep me from disliking this product.

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Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumising Mascara claims to give your lashes major length and volume to lift up your eyes all day without any smudging at all. And guess what, IT’S TRUE! I had it on for 14 hours and had zero smudges throughout the day! It’s that kind of mascara paste that leaves a film on the lashes. It gives a semi-matte finish on the lashes, which I didn’t exactly like because I’m more used to mascaras with matte jet black layers on my lashes instead. However, the longevity of the wear is commendable and I do foresee myself using this mascara often.

Collistar’s body products have always been my favourite to use. Was definitely pleased to have this sample included!

The Bellabox Pencil pouch that’s included is cute, isn’t it? :) I love the polka dots and bright turquoise! What a happy little dainty pouch to have in my bag :)

Did you enjoy your Jan Bellabox too? :)

 

xoxo,

Yvette

Trilogy Skincare Review: Mineral Radiance Mask & Blemish Control Gel


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I’ve been wanting to try Trilogy skincare products for the longest time after seeing many UK based skincare gurus raving about them. After 6 weeks of product testing, I’m now ready to give my two cents worth about these two products. The Mineral Radiance Mask is a clay based mask with deep cleansing properties, coupled with hydrating and soothing functions through a concussion of rose hip essential oils in the formulation. It’s of a rich creamy consistency that spread like butter on the face and I guarantee zero stinging felt when applied over irritated blemish spots :) Using this during the time of the month where all hell breaks loose on your skin? No fear :)

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It’s best to use a wash cloth, or in my case, I used a muslin cloth, dampened, to remove the mask when it’s dried down on the skin after 10-15 minutes. It’s not a miracle mask that gives instant results, but it certainly one that will improve the skin’s clarity and reduce overall redness in the skin overtime. It will stain any fabric that is used for removal, so use something that you wouldn’t mind staining. Overall, this is one of my favourite go-to deep cleansing masks to use every alternate day as it is very gentle on the skin and doesn’t smell bad at all!

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I have to be honest and say that I didn’t like this product for the first two weeks of using it. It simply didn’t do anything for my blemishes until week 3, when suddenly it just seemed to work really well on the blemishes on my jawline. I have found this product to work best on breakouts that are small and inflamed on the surface, rather than those deep sore ones caused by hormones. This is rather typical of any acne treatment product with salicylic acid in the formulation. I like this formula better than many that I’ve ever tried as it’s got ginger and mandarin in it too, which makes any inflammation go down faster than normal with minimal peeling of the skin. I always had doubts about natural skincare, but I guess with quality natural skincare, when they say it’ll work, it really will.

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Three cheers to clear skin! I’m excited to try more Trilogy products soon and I’ll be posting more about them here when I do get my hands on them! :)

xoxo,

Yvette

Review: Facials at Ecorganics Beauty


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For more information, please check out https://www.facebook.com/ecorganics :)

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Located just beside Ecorganics Hair Salon, I decided to give Ecorganics Beauty’s Detox and Whitening Facial sessions a shot :)  I’d the Detox session first, followed by the Whitening Facial 10 days after as advised by Crystal, the founder and leading beautician of Ecorganics. The skincare range used on my skin was an organic skincare range from France called Phyt’s. Prior to this facial, I’d been given a few full sized products to try from Phyt’s, such as the Cream Cleanser, Lip Balm, Toner and Whitening cream. It totally slipped my mind to take a photo of these amazing organic skincare products before I’d tossed the empty packaging into the bin, but I dare say that they have made my skin feel and look so much better than it was before. With no preservatives, no alcohol and the absence of all crazy skincare chemicals, all products from Phyt’s have impressed me. While gentle on the skin, it treats problem areas such as dehydration, spot lightening, as well as soothing irritated skin. Anyway, back to the facials themselves, here’re what was used on my skin for the two facial sessions:

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I was advised by Crystal to go for this pack as I’ve combination skin type. Each vial is used entirely on my face and cannot be kept for further reuse. Why? No preservatives at all!

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My skin was left feeling really clean and smooth, and I definitely had less breakouts thereafter. I’d also left the venue with absolutely no makeup at all as I felt confident of my bare skin then :) Facials usually make my skin feeling red and sore, and I’d been warned by two of my dermatologists to not ever try commercial kinds of facials after the bouts of antibiotics that I’d to take after those sessions. My skin does not favour any sort of harsh exfoliating or cleansing done at commercial facial venues. I’d just suffer from red and itchy skin after that and would have to go on medication to clear the skin allergy up. For both sessions at Ecorganics, none of these sort had happened! It’s both a great relief and joy for me! Finally, a place to go for quality facials that are genuinely gonna help cleanse my skin and do my skin some good!

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For the whitening facial, it’s amazing. As I do have freckles on my cheeks, whitening has been my focus on the past few years. Though I think that freckles sorta look cute on me, but yet again as a beauty blogger who has her face shown here in almost every single post, I do get really self conscious of those patches of brown spots on my cheeks. This facial had helped to lighten them by about 1-2 shades within a single session! I don’t have photos here to visually justify the before and after since my phone’s getting all wonky and faulty. new iPhone 6 plus, on tuesday – more photos of before and after to be included, i promise!

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A special mention to this product called Naturoderm from Phyt’s. Dang, whatever this concoction is, it’s been absolutely mind-blowing. I bought this because Crystal mentioned that her client had told her that after a few times of application, this had actually helped to remove her stubborn blackheads with just a swipe of the tissue against her nose! Plus, it did help to reduce the severity of breakouts too. Being a skincare product junkie, I paid S$48 for this and I am very very happy to have this in my skincare stash. This has been my secret weapon to having clear skin :)

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This is my FOTD for my family’s photo taking session :) Just a thin layer of foundation and concealer. The red lip was totally necessary to match my red graduation gown. I was really happy to have clear radiant skin on set! ^^

Thank you Ecorganics Beauty for helping me achieve this! ^^

xoxo,

Yvette