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REVEAL: Innovative Beauty April Bellabox 2014!


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I scanned this QR code and it linked me straight to the Bellabox online store! If you haven’t been there to shop for goodies yet, do head over now! It’s packed with lots of great skincare, haircare and accessories items at affordable prices! Even more so when they’ve got discounts! Sometimes even up to 50-70%! #shoppinghaven

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Milk beauty cotton. I was skeptical before I used these two products together. I WAS SO WRONG! The cotton is really fluffy, smooth and SO SOFT! Oh my, now I understand why a small pack of these are at $1.50! The White Milk II is like an emulsion toner, you swipe it over your face with a soaked cotton pad and then TADAH~ your skin feels very clean and baby smooth. At $82 per bottle, it’s still kinda steep for a student like me but hey, once I start working, I’ll definitely consider using Albion products!

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Waterproof volumizing mascara! I haven’t used this yet so I’m unable to comment about it. Looks promising though!

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Skinfood samples! The brand always has pretty good products, so I’m crossing my fingers that these two won’t break my skin out!

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THIS SMELLS LIKE SWEET COCONUT! <3 It’s not the stinky, overly sweet and artificial kind of scent, just something that you would smell of from….coconut ice cream milk shake? Dry Shampoo, I have that in my bag all the time! Life saver when the hair gets a lil oily and craycray. Life of a beauty blogger, gotta look your best at events for all those fun selfies and photos :)

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I’ve been using rose hip oil as a body moisturiser for about a year now. I’m really serious when it comes to putting lotions and oils on my body because I have very sensitive skin that leans to the drier side. Anything that isn’t made from over 90% natural tends to get thrown into the bin after a month of use. This one’s 100%, so that’s a great start!

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As with all supplements, you do have to drink a lot more water, at least 20% more than your average 8 glasses a day. This supplement does make you thirsty, so caution to all ladies trying this out! I’m on my first day of 2 capsules/day, so I’ll review this again if it really does work after 20days!

Bellabox has done it again with their awesome selection of products! Best bellabox for me so far!
xoxo,

Yvette

Happy Easter Collection from Lush Cosmetics & Vitamin Infused Water!


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Isn’t it awesome to wake up to a lovely scented parcel full of Lush goodness?? Thank you Lush Sg for sending over all these goodies! Here’s a list of what I got:

  1. Golden Egg bath bomb melt, a unique and exciting ballistic inspired by Cadbury’s chocolate cream eggs. This bath bomb is coated in a bath melt, soft on the outside, with a hard inner core; making it the first of it’s kind. It possesses a delicious honey-toffee fragrance too! MAJOR LOVES!
  2. Carrot hand and body soap, a vegan soap that is shaped like a carrot and smells of tropical juice. Made with moisturising carrot seed oil and skin-softening Fair Trade cocoa butter, this luxurious blend of ingredients will supposedly soften your skin and leave it smelling like buchu and lemon. 
  3. Bunch of Carrots reusable bubble bars: a collection of bubble bars that create a tropical bathing experience. tropically scented water. Made up of buchu, lemon and grapefruit oils to create a blackcurranty and refreshing fragrance.
  4. The Brightside bubble bar, inspired by the cheerful Monty Python song. Containing an uplifting trio of Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils, this bubble bar is a luxurious sherbert-scented beauty. This bar made it’s debut for last year’s Easter range and made such an impression, that it’s been brought back again. The bubble bar is huge, and possibly the best value out of the entire range; it could easily supply you with four tubs full of soft, citrusy bubbles.

I use my bubble bars and bath bombs as room fresheners since I don’t own a bath tub. MY ROOM SMELLS LIKE LUSH NOW! And I have 5 other bath bombs on display with it too. An entire big bowl of Lush bath bombs and bubble bars to keep my mood happy and jolly~ :)

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Vitamin infused water. So many people have been going crazy over flavouring their water to make it more tasty these days. I prefer the au natural way, so fruits FTW! My favourite combination is grapefruit, orange, cucumbers and mint leaves. I don’t have that combination here but I highly recommend that citrus mix for a quick pick me up throughout the day. Ditch the mid day coffee. It makes you bloated in your tummy and adds unnecessary calories to your diet, unless you’re going for a Long Black or Americano. You’ll have to finish those yummy fruits after you’re done with the jar of yummy water, so that’s gonna give your body an extra boost in fibre intake! Soak the fruits in for 2-4 hours before consumption, and MAKE SURE THE FRUITS ARE ORGANIC if you’re intending to soak the fruit slices with the skin on. You don’t want to be drinking pesticide infused water! Also, add in distilled water for a higher quality vitamin infused water.

Hope that these tips will help you to kickstart healthy eating habits!

xoxo,

Yvette

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum & Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel Reviews


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Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel is ideal for combination skin as it is a water based moisturiser to be used after the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum for that extra boost of hydration. It doesn’t feel sticky on the skin and is quickly absorbed. As with all other Vichy products, this product too, is suitable for sensitive skin, especially dehydrated sensitive skin that is taut and flaky to the touch. As I’ve got combination skin, I only apply this to the cheeks and forehead areas once a day to keep those drier areas of my face well moisturised throughout the night time. I’ve been really busy lately with school, blogging and another part time job, so I tend to only use this right after cleansing and then head straight to bed. Even so, I wake up to healthy looking skin that doesn’t feel itchy and dry :)

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Before I review this product, here's how you can stand a chance to win one for yourself! WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IN A HYDRATION SERUM? Share with us on VanityTrove.com using the hashtag #dynamichydration and stand to win Vichy's Brand New Hydration Serum. Stand a chance to win one 1 of the 5 Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum that we'll be giving away.

Before I review this product, here’s how you can stand a chance to win one for yourself! WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IN A HYDRATION SERUM?
Share with us on VanityTrove.com using the hashtag #dynamichydration and stand to win Vichy’s Brand New Hydration Serum.
Stand a chance to win one 1 of the 5 Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum that we’ll be giving away.

Visit and sign up for more beauty products to be won at www.vanitytrove.com ! :) Psst, lots of us beauty and fashion bloggers are using this platform to share about all our beauty finds! :)

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As you can already tell from the glass bottle, I’ve been using quite a bit of this product prior to doing this review. The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum has been my go-to hydration serum every day, especially after I’m done with my BHA/AHA fruit enzyme peels that leaves me skin feeling a little parched and dry. I’m still trying to get rid of post-acne pigmentation, thus the peels and scrubs and what-not every few days. I found this serum to be effective in keeping my skin supple despite the rather regular exfoliation that I’ve been doing. One pump is all that I need for the entire face! :) I’ve had many compliments on how my skin is looking much better these days and I attribute the success to this product, as well as other skincare products which I’ll review in the upcoming weeks. :) It’s a drugstore product that’s a lil on the higher end of the price range but certainly does what it says it will. I haven’t had any breakouts from using this serum so far and I’m happy enough with it to keep it in my everyday skincare stash!

Visit Watsons or Guardian to test this product out for yourself or to get a small sachet sample from the Vichy sales promoters! :)

xoxo,

Yvette

Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Review


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This hand cream is currently at the last bits left because I SIMPLY LOVE THE SCENT SO MUCH that I keep using this product while I’m at school! My professors and schoolmates have complimented the scent to be sweet yet not overpowering, fresh with a tinge of nectar scent to it :) I’ll be grabbing a full sized 100g version (hopefully) if it is ever in stock. If not, I’ll make do with other beautiful scents! This is the only brand of hand cream that I’ll ever use on a regular basis. I’ve been a fan since years ago and haven’t stopped since.

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This eau de toilette brings to my mind an image of a gentle, poised lady :) Sweet and classy!

Visit Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore Facebook Page to find out more about the other online promotions! Grab the Pear and Pink Magnolia products while stocks last!

stay beautiful!

xoxo,

Yvette

The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Products Review!


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It was so lovely to get invited to a cozy get together with the ladies of The Face Shop to get introduced to the new and improved Natural Sun Eco range! I’ve heard quite a lot about it from TFS sales assistants prior to this event and they all told me that this range is really good for sun protection!

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This power long lasting suncream of SPF45 is most ideal for skin types that are dry or dehydrated. Compared with the rest of the range, this sun care product is the most emollient in texture and leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. Combination to oily skin types might not enjoy this product as much but if your skin is already sun burnt, you may go ahead with this product as it’s made of many natural ingredients that won;t further irritate the skin. It isn’t 100% natural or organic due to the sun protection compounds used, but compared with other cheap drug store sun care products, this suncream spf45 is much better in terms of texture and formula. You’ll know when you give it a swatch at the store :)

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See what i mean? :) Pretty soft, slightly dewy skin after rubbing the sun cream in!

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I love this smart cushion compact! this is NOT a makeup product, this is a SUN CARE product, meaning that this is mainly to give your skin sun protection, not so much of a thicker coverage as what a makeup product would do for you. One amazing thing about this product is that it goes on smoothly on the skin with the sponge given in the compact, and it doesn’t make the skin appear greasy at all! I layer this under my matte or dewy foundations to up the SPF levels, and gosh, this has seen me through 16 hours at sentosa with just 1 touch up and 14 hours in school with barely any touch ups. For ladies who want fuss free sun care, do keep this product in mind! :)

This product is refillable too!

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The Smim total treatment essence shown here is a PRE-toner step, meaning that it goes like this:

cleanser – THIS PRODUCT – toner – serum – moisturiser

This product helps to further remove debris on the skin to prep for maximum skincare ingredient absorption in the later steps. I can’t emphasise how important such products are because I’ve seen an improvement in my skin just by using pre-toning products like this. I’m not head over heels over this product but when I do head to Korea in June, I’ll pick this up as a skincare backup for the dry season otw to Vegas :)

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Here’s something cool for you beautifuls!

Just flash this bloggers badge at any THEFACESHOP outlets and  get a 15% off on Natural Sun Eco products plus an additional 10% off all purchases! ^^

Happy shopping ladies!

xoxo,

Yvette