REVIEW: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum & Rejuvenating Eye Gel


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Flawless Future steps in when your hectic lifestyle shows on your skin. This advanced skincare system with a fine-tuned blend of barrier supporting Ceramides, protective protein complex and powerful skin brighteners helps intercept early aging signs, so your skin looks stress-free, even when you aren’t.

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum & Rejuvenating Eye Gel – these are after 3 weeks of usage :) my well-loved products :)

 

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This is how my skin looks after 3 weeks of daily application. Twice a day! :)

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum

This luxurious serum featuring suspended caplets, rejuvenates the look of tired skin for a smooth, radiant and energized complexion instantly and over time. Each mini-caplet contains a Second Skin Protective Matrix that when dispensed, bursts to combine with the powerful ingredients within the serum. The silky formula of Ceramide Skin Identical Matrix, Telosense™, Skin Brighteners and Pore Refiners absorbs quickly to support the skin’s protective barrier to help improve its resistance to fine lines. In addition, skin tone, radiance and the appearance of pores are all visibly improved.

Immediate Benefits*:

  • Skin feels hydrated and moisturized.
  • Skin texture and radiance are improved for a smooth and radiant looking complexion.
  • Short-term effects of stress on skin are relieved.


Long-Term Benefits**:

  • 94% of women reported skin feels smoother.
  • 90% of women said skin looks brighter.
  • 90% of women noticed skin appears rejuvenated.
  • 89% of women saw more radiant skin.
  • 89% of women reported the products helped minimize the look of dullness.
  • 89% of women reported smoother skin and 84% noted retexturized skin.
  • 74% of women felt their skin looked stress free.
  • 71% of women reported they helped visibly repair first signs of aging and fatigue.
  • 67% of women reported that it visibly reduced signs of stress and fatigue.
  • 66% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of pores.
  • 63% of women felt that the products helped visibly correct the appearance of early lines and crow’s feet.
  • 52% of women saw a decrease in dark spots.


*Based on a US home use consumer test conducted on 110 women ages 25-40 after one use.
**Based on a US home use consumer test conducted on 107 women ages 25-40 years over 6 weeks.

 

 

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Elizabeth Arden Rejuvenating Eye Gel

This luxurious, eye-contouring gel instantly brightens as it fights the appearance of stress and fatigue around the eyes for a radiant and wide-awake look. Dispensed in a controlled amount through an ophthalmalic tip, the Ceramide Skin Identical Matrix and Protective Protein Complex rich formula delivers a cooling and refreshing sensation to the skin while helping to reinforce its delicate matrix and reduce the early signs of crow’s feet. The addition of a potent Algae Extract Complex helps to minimize the appearance of dark circles and puffiness to revive tired-looking eyes.

Immediate Benefits*:

  • Skin feels hydrated and moisturized.
  • Skin texture and radiance are improved for a smooth and radiant looking complexion.
  • Short-term effects of stress on skin are relieved.

Long-Term Benefits**:

  • 89% of women reported the products helped minimize the look of dullness.
  • 71% of women reported they helped visibly repair first signs of aging and fatigue.
  • 70% felt stress and fatigue around the eyes were relieved.
  • 66% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of pores.
  • 63% of women felt that the products helped visibly correct the appearance of early lines and crow’s feet.

*Based on a US home use consumer test conducted on 110 women ages 25-40 after one use.
**Based on a US home use consumer test conducted on 107 women ages 25-40 years over 6 weeks.

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My Review of Both Products:

My skin’s been through quite a tough ride over the last 4 weeks since life has really been hectic for me. The caplet serum is always a life-saver in the morning before I put on makeup as the little sparkles in it help my skin to look fresh and dewy even when I’ve had only 4 hours of sleep. The texture is like water on skin, smooth and silky. I use 3 pumps for the face and neck, as directed on the bottle. Whenever applied at night, I wake up to healthy skin that looks youthful! I’ve always been impressed with Elizabeth Arden products and will definitely splurge on them. The scientific studies done on these products are very extensive, as you’ve read in the above description. I believe that skincare products are all about the science behind it, and not just the mere claims.  I could see results at the second week and I kept using this product as my everyday skincare staple ever since. I have over 5 serums in my skincare stash to choose from, but this one is my favourite.

The rejuvenating eye gel is no exception either. It reduced the puffiness of my eye bags over the 3 weeks and did a great job in hydrating the delicate eye area without burning my eyes. Has anyone tried some brands that have crazy potent ingredients in their eye gels that make you eyes burn? I sure have, over dozens of times. *life of a skincare blogger, I’m the guinea pig. haha ^^* This eye gel is pretty outstanding in my record of eye gels that I love to use, and a repurchase soon wouldn’t be a surprise to me.

All in all, I can only say that Elizabeth Arden products are top notch skincare products for the busy everyday lady. I don’t spend a tonne of time on my skincare and I want instant results within 3 days or I’ll toss it. This Flawless Future skincare range from Elizabeth Arden is mainly targeted at ladies in their twenties. I’ve reaped very favourable results with just these two products and can’t wait to go buy the other two moisturisers once I’m done with my current stash :)

xoxo,

Yvette

REVIEWS: Sailormoon Miracle Romance Eyeliners & Versailles Eyeliners


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Here’s the number 1 top selling and highly raved Lady Oscar Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black. This is really intense and black, the point precision is really amazing. It’s even blacker and smoother than Heroine’s black eyeliner pen, IMHO. If you love budge-proof eyeliner looks form Japan, you HAVE to get this! Double champion winnings on @Cosme, a Japanese cosmetic award voted by users online.

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Here I have the Versailles Lady Oscar black waterproof pen, brown waterproof pen as well as the gel liner. All 3 are form the same series.

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From bottom to top – Versailles Lady Oscar black waterproof pen, brown waterproof pen as well as the gel liner!

See how just a wriggle of the brush can be seen so vividly on the skin? The colour is INTENSE OMGGGG!

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The much awaited Sailormoon Miracle Romance Eyeliners! The green comes with the black eyeliner in one package, and the gold comes with the brown eyeliner in one package. The red and blue ones are sold separately.

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The peach coloured one is a highlighting pencil in shimmery white, meant to be used on the lower lash line of lower waterline to brighten the eyes for that anima kawaii look that all Sailormoon girls have :)

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Here’re the swatches! The green one was the most disappointing. The green swatch took me over 5 swipes to achieve that opacity. The black liner that comes with it in the package is really good though. The brown eyeliner isn’t as intense as the Versailles Lady Oscar eyeliner in brown, but is great for days when I want my eye lining eye makeup to look as natural as possible. The best one to definitely check out and buy is the blue one. All the multi-coloured liners here set to a almost budge-proof form and can be easily washed off with warm water. The blue one is the most intense in terms of colour payoff. The red one really doesn’t stand out for me as it looks more like a rusty red on my lash line. The orange one is great for the lower lash line for that pop of colour without looking odd, so it’s a much safer colour to pick. Plus, it comes with a brown eyeliner!

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Here’re some eye makeup looks that I came up with using the different eyeliners mentioned in this post :) these were taken 5 hours into wearing the products on my lash line! ^^ The eyeliners stayed in pristine condition throughout the day and I’m really impressed. I would still choose the Versailles Lady Oscar eyeliner range over the Sailormoon Miracle Romance range since the quality and colour pigmentation are of much higher quality.

If you like coloured eyeliners, do give the Blue Sailormoon Miracle Romance eyeliner a go! It’s one of the best blue sparkly eyeliners that I have tried so far :) You won’t be disappointed.

Overall, these two eyeliner product ranges are impressive for what they’re priced at. They’re available at Watsons outlets :) I believe that the Watsons Member Sales held pretty frequently will make these buys an even better deal for you. I’ll definitely repurchase the Versailles Lady Oscar eyeliner products for sure!

xoxo,

Yvette

REVIEW: Premium Japanese Tea from Tealy.sg + 30% off PROMO CODE !


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Shimodozono Ginger Tea : Summery blossoms of fresh jasmine, this tea is a phenomenon of fragrance and sweetness. Feel the taste slowly unfold the rich and smooth sweet floral flavor for an elegant delight.

I like this tea as a morning tea along with a warm omelette. It’s a very calming sort of tea that relaxes my mind and tastes really smooth as well. It doesn’t have a strong spicy taste to it as it’s blended with black tea leaves. Ginger is a great herb for ladies, especially during the m-flow days when your body needs extra nourishment. I’ve always relied on ginger and peppermint tea during those unpleasant days and have found ginger tea to reduce a lot of lower abdomen bloating within just a few days. This is a great tea to drink whenever you feel the onset of a heartburn. My granny gives me ginger tea whenever I have indigestion and it really does work. Better than medication and gentler on the stomach too. Try it!

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Best paired with a dark chocolate cake! The chef from Bene Spaghetti created these various food pairings based on the flavour profiles of each kind of tea :) Both cake and tea complemented each other really well!

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Ah, rose oolong tea. Did I mention that I LOVE ROSES in my tea? I buy lots of french rose tea blends and so, I was naturally really excited to give this tea a shot. This rose oolong tea didn’t disappoint me at all and like all the 5 other teas that I have personally tried from Tealy at this point in time, I can say that this is my favourite one. I’d once lost 2kg while drinking oolong tea everyday as my tuition teacher, who’d lost a lot of weight while drinking this regularly, told me that oolong tea is a detoxing tea. Well, true enough, it did work for me too :) Rose +oolong = best of both worlds.

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The mixed herb & roasted tea was paired with a sesame panna cotta dessert! Light and smooth, the dessert brought out the complex flavours of the mixed herb tea! It consists of green tea, ginger and lemon grass herbs all mixed into one tea pyramid! The taste isn’t pungent at all, which is surprising to me as many lemongrass teas are like that and so I personally steer away from those sort of teas. It has a roasted flavour that reminds me of how Genmai-cha tastes like yet it’s got hints of ginger and lemongrass in it. I like drinking this after a heavy dessert!

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These teas are well-packaged on the exterior with a resealable zip lock to ensure optimum freshness. Each pyramid tea bag provides maximum exposure to the hot water upon brewing so you’re getting quality tea with each brew. I usually can make two rounds of 250ml cup of tea per pyramid bag :) I personally love these teas and am very happy that a local company has brought in these award-winning teas for all to enjoy. They’re affordably priced for what they are and can definitely compete with high end french tea blends that I have at home. In fact, I find them to be smoother in taste and more consistent in flavour after the first brew. There’re sample packs for you to grab on the online store before committing to buying an entire full-sized, so head over to http://www.tealy.com.sg/default.asp today! :)

xoxo,

Yvette

Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Skincare Range Review


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From left to right: Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant CC Creme SPF 20/PA+, Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant Essence & Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant Gel Emulsion

 

My review of Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant CC Creme SPF 20/PA+:

BENEFITS
  • Complexion correction – it corrects about 20% of the uneven skin tone that I have, and up to 50% of my room mate’s rather even skin tone
  • Neutralizes yellow skin tones – THUMBS UP! especially when pinkish filters are used on camera, this base does make a huge difference to the skin! Think baby skin!
  • Sheer lightweight formula – a little too sheer for my liking, but since it’s a CC cream base, this is justifiable.
  • See your skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalized. This sheer, lightweight CC creme delivers all-in-one complexion correction—instantly. – well, it is what it says it will do :)

This product is great for the everyday working lady who wants a quick fix to her skin with minimal coverage yet packed with skincare nourishment ingredients. I personally feel so-so about this product as compared to my numerous other CC creams but my friend who’s got rather good skin loves this when applied on its own. If you’ve got trouble-free skin and are looking for something convenient yet greta for your skin, this is one product that you should check out.

My review of Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant Essence:

BENEFITS
  • Help correct the look of dull, yellow skin tone – results were seen after 2 weeks!
  • See your skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalised. – yup, especially when I had only 4 hours of sleep everyday while studying in Vegas. I had skin that still looked decent in terms of radiance.
  • See skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalized. This powerful essence helps dissolve the look of dull, yellow skintone to reclaim your rosy glow. – YES YES YES! :)

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Happy skin, happy me :) This is week 2 of using this essence twice a day, concentrating mainly on my cheek areas since they tend to look the most dull with all the pigmentation (I started wearing stronger sunblock a lil too late). This is my favourite product from the entire Nutritious range!

My review of Nutritious Rosy Prism™ Radiant Gel Emulsion:

BENEFITS
  • Lightweight aqua gel infuses skin with energy, hydration
  • See your skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalized.
  • See skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalized. This lightweight aqua gel instantly infuses skin with nutrient-rich hydration and energizers.

My skin loved this product when I was in Korea on transit. My skin was really dehydrated from the flight and I piled this product on before applying makeup. It smells very fruity and floral but isn’t too overpowering. As seen in the photo above, the texture is jelly-like and lightweight. I wished that the packaging could’ve been in a dispensing tube instead as the tub was rather inconvenient to travel about with and I was always concerned about dipping my fingers into the entire tub for a dollop of gel to use. Other than the packaging, this is a great product to complement the essence! I recommend this for oily to combination skin types. I had severely dry skin in vegas and so, this product wasn’t hydrating enough for my dessert-dry skin then. I feel that this product is designed for lightweight hydration and is best suited those who’re living in hot and humid countries.

Nuxe’s Nuxellence® Jeunesse Review


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HOW SHOULD NUXELLENCE® JEUNESSE BE USED ? The ESSENTIAL step: Apply Nuxellence® every morning and/or evening to recharge your skin and restore all of its youthful radiance. For normal to combination skin, Nuxellence® Jeunesse can be used alone. For dry and very dry skin, apply Nuxellence® before a moisturizing cream.

HOW SHOULD NUXELLENCE® JEUNESSE BE APPLIED ?

Use the fluid every day, in the morning and/or evening.
Pump two or three times to obtain enough product for the entire face and neck.  Gently warm the product on the tips of your fingers. Apply to the face, starting in the centre and smoothing outwards and upwards.
Its light texture is quickly absorbed, so you can apply your additional skincare product straight afterwards.

STAR ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Mitochondrial DNA is repaired and protected* (Passion flower, Anchusa, Poppy Petals).
Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished and smoothed (Calendula Petals, Araucaria Seeds, natural origin Hyaluronic Acid and Galanga Leaves).
Complexion is even (Cocoa Cells and Olive Leaves).
Microcirculation is activated (Maca Root).

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EFFECTIVE BY NATURE

In the heart of the cells, mitochondria supply the cells with the energy to function properly.
As it is more vulnerable than cellular DNA, mitochondrial DNA weakens over time.
The function of the mitochondria deteriorates and the cells decharge themself daily.

After years of research into mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA, NUXE has launched Nuxellence®Jeunessea major anti-aging innovation which repairs mitochondrial DNA* to reveal the skin’s youth and radiance.

Its fondant and slightly pinkish “second-skin” texture leaves the skin infinitely soft and velvety.
Its fragrance is light and feminine with soft floral notes.

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My Review:

After reading through the press materials regarding this product, I have to say that I’m really impressed. With 10 ingredient patents and being the best selling skincare product among all the stellar products from Nuxe, there must be something great about this product to have had everyone talking about it. Nuxe is one of my favourite french skincare brands because their products do as they claim. This is my skin after 3 weeks of usage! No highlighting powders used to achieve that glow. Just BB cream and sunblock with some concealing of my scene pigmentation. Pretty good uh? I use this product as a moisturiser itself as I’ve got combination skin. On days when I have dehydrated skin, I’ll top up a moisturiser after using this product. I like the fact that the appearance of my fine lines have diminished slightly over the 3 weeks of using this product twice daily.

I give this product an 8/10 rating as its anti-aging concoction works really well on my skin! It didn’t really brighten my skin as much as I had hoped it would, but it’s still a decent product for overall nourishment of the skin in all aspects.