Great finds at Zalora!


Hi beautiful friends!

I’ve been doing a great deal of online shopping lately and would totally like to introduce some great finds that I’ve been chancing upon!

The reason why I prefer shopping online to shopping in stores is because of the convenience and of course, great discounts! I’ve recently seen and purchased many great finds from Zalora, and am also very pleased to have spotted River Island Clothing range available at affordable prices! So go visit the River Island Clothing Singapore Collection to find out more ^^

The discounts on some of their pieces do work out to quite a bit of savings! I do personally own a couple of River Island clothing and can vouch for the quality. They are a lil on the higher price range but hey, you pay for what you get :) Furthermore, Zalora now offers their clothing at discounted prices and it’s no wonder that the prettier pieces get snagged so fast that they’re gone when I’m about to checkout!

I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on Zalora and am always so impressed with their exchange policy. It’s so convenient to repack the product into the bag provided and then drop it off at Singpost. Refunds are processed very quickly within a few days and their customer service is top notch.

My wish list:

 

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There’re many more new arrivals at River Island clothing Singapore collection :D Go check them out and pick out a pretty outfit to pamper yourself today!~

 

xoxo,

Yvette

 

REVEAL : September 2014 Bellabox – URBAN VIBES!


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This month’s bellabox is chockfull of goodies, ain’t it? #excitedgirl I’m happy that more body care items have been included as Bellabox always has great recommendations for what’s really good out there :)

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Young Living Essential Oils, Lavender and Lemon. Retails at $49.35 and $23.68

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Collistar Anti Age Lifting Body Cream, $69.90 for 400ml

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Dermadoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated AHA Moisturising Therapy for Dry Skin, 4oz for $44.90

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John Frieda Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum, 50ml for $16.90

My hair care holy grail item. I’ve tried the extra strength version of this and OMGGGG it has saved my hair a million (okay, exgerration, but you get what i mean :) ) times and I always get compliments about how soft my hair feels despite the multiple number of times that I’ve dyed and styled it. Hair after care is so important!

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BONUS ITEM: VDL LumiLayer Primer, 30ml for $36, along with a $5 VDL Voucher

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Exuviance Urban Beauty Kit, 4 sets of 4 for each skincare product sample. OptiLight Daily Prep (Cleanser) : 100g/$60, Antioxidant Perfect 10 Serum : 30ml/$108, OptiLight Tone Corrector 30ml/$90 and Targeted Wrinkle Repair : 15g/$110

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VDL Festival Lipstick (Love Mark) in 302 Marcus – 3.2g/$21

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BONUS ITEM: Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask, box of 5/$6.50

Overall, I’m very impressed with this month’s bellabox, considering that skincare samples alone will last me for a good solid 4-6 days and the body care deluxe samples, a week or two. I’m venturing into more skincare lately and so this box is right up my alley for this month! ^^

http://bellabox.sg/

xoxo,

Yvette

Etude House Wonder Pore Refresher Review


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When I first got hold of this product, my first reaction was O.o because it’s such a HUGE bottle for a toner skin care product! 500ml! This will definitely last me for a few months! #happygirl This product is an essential skincare step before applying any other skincare serums, lotions and creams, because it helps the skin to achieve optimal pH level of 5.5 upon application after cleansing. I believe that many girls do skip this toning step after cleansing, but really, from my personal experience with the horrors of months with acne, clogged pores and uneven skin tone, using a good toner will bring you far in terms of maintaining good skin.

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The bottle comes with a handy pump that dispenses the liquid onto the cotton pad. I use about 4 pumps on a cotton pad for my entire face and neck.

This product claims to:

- refine skin tone

- remove dead skin cells

- deeply cleanses pores while minimizing their appearance

- oil control

- skin moisturization

- create a smoother appearance of the skin

I have combination skin type and have found this toner to be very ideal for my skin. I’ve since experienced far less breakouts recently, and actually, I hardly do have blemishes to worry about. All these started when I begun using good quality toners and things started to improve further after using this toner from Etude House.

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Etude House also has these handy cotton pads with a single mild exfoliating side to it. The flip side is smooth like regular facial cotton pads. I really like this feature as it helps to do a final clean up of all the dead skin cells after cleansing. I do double cleansing as I do wear sunscreen (micellar water and then cleanser, followed by toner). My skincare routine consists of about 3-4 steps everyday.

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This is how my skin looks like after 2 weeks of using this product :) Photo is taken with natural sunlight :) You can still see a little acne hyper pigmentation on my cheeks but it’s definitely FARRRR better than my horrific acne breakouts about 6 weeks ago. Granted, I had medication to control that but I also attribute the vast improvement to using quality skincare products. This toner has been a favourite of mine for the past 2 weeks of trial and my sister is has also jumped on the bandwagon in including this into her skincare regime. Her skin’s been doing better so far after using it too.

I highly recommend this product and will definitely purchase this after I’m done with this! :)

xoxo,

Yvette

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