ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais’ newly formulated Peeling Milk N with Lemon Extract Glycerin promises 20 seconds to skin perfection! This new exfoliator combines softener, ultra-gentle peel, clay purifier, moisturising milk and complexion brightener in one simple, fuss-free application. What’s the secret? The new gentle and efficient Lemon Extract Glycerin which softens the skin so that your dead skin cells and debris can be easily lifted off and pores will be effortlessly unclogged for the ultimate baby-smooth and blemish-free skin. This mildly acidic Peeling Milk N is ultra gentle, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested suitable for all skin types. The new formula also consists the following ingredients:

  • An improved version of plant-derived fibre for a more powerful peel and buff without stressing your skin!
  • Abyssal Clay to soak up excess sebum and purify your skin.
  • Trehalose to rehydrate skin and fortify its lipid barrier.
  • Peony Extract to illuminate and brighten your skin.

How to use: All you need to do is massage a cherry-sized dollop onto your cleansed, skin in circular motion for 20 second, and rinse off. Avoid your eye and lips area.

Fash-Review: Previously, I have bought peeling gel or milk products from Japanese drug stores. They are usually quite harsh on my sensitive skin. The ettusais Peeling Milk N is definitely more gentle and equally as effective as compared to the ones I’ve used before. I immediately notice how radiant my skin is after the exfoliation (see Before & After image below). You’ll notice these white “eraser dust” like balls on your fingers after 20 seconds of exfoliation. I love the smell of the Lemon Extract Glycerin that makes my skin refreshed! Best of all, it doesn’t leave my skin dry and tight like most exfoliation product as it contains Trehalose that rehydrate skin. Definitely a must-try!

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais Peeling Milk N is now available at all ettusais beauty counters at S$26 each.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Testing out the new ettusais Peeling Milk N! Ok, you need more than this – a cherry-sized dollop.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Before… EXFOLIATE… After!

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Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014

Let’s see, what we need in this unpredictable tropical climate is to make sure our makeup stays fresh all day. Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014 base and point makeup promises a pore and shine free face with its new, thin, comfortable gel-liquid foundation, the MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV (S$60) which comes with a skin-smoothing sponge for easy application. Other new products include:

  • Beauty Keep Base UV (S$60)
  • Essence Glamorous Rouge Neo (available in 6 new colours and two limited shades – PK 205 and RD 406; S$43)
  • True Rouge (available in 2 new colours – BE 700 and PK 701; S$49)
  • True Eye Shadow (available in 2 new colours – Elegant Blue and Fresh Pink; S$69)
  • True Highlight (limited edition; available in one colour, S$56)

 

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

Say goodbye to touch ups! The MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV features a lasting network gel formulation that will help diminish pores and shine with an ultra-thin layer of foundation, absorbs only sebum for a matte and smooth finish and evenly covers any imperfections. The liquid foundation’s serum moisturizes, firms and refines your skin with its moisturising ingredients – Super Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Plus, it contains SPF 30PA+++. This is definitely a game-changer!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

What you see is what you get!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

I’m using OC 20 and notice how it evens out my skin and reduces the sight of my veins!

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Fash-Review: Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Since my first experience with Shiseido White Lucent in 2010, I was completely sold. Here’s a trivia, the first Shiseido whitening lotiont was launched in 1917: Hydrogen Peroxide Cucumber until the first generation of the White Lucent’s Concentrated Brightening Serum in 2004. Today, the 5th generation, White Lucent Total Brightening Serum promises “total bright” skin. What’s the ideal skin? Imagine your skin as spotless as silk, lustrous white as pearl, translucent white as crystal, dullness-free as snow and lively pinkish as cherry blossoms. This beautifully radiant white skin tone is achievable with the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum.

So, what’s new? Based on the needs of our ideal skin, this new brightening serum achieves white skin by brightening and whitening all five layers of the skin with new ingredient ProBright 4MR™, which is reinforced with resveratrol. It penetrates quickly, to optimzize the colour condition of each skin layer and achieve the overall ideal white skin tone. The ProBright 4MR™ which impedes carbonylation of collagen, which is the cause of skin tone yellowness. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol found in red wine which inhibits melanin production, prevent yellowish dullness in the dermis for the ultimate whitening and skin-beautifying effects. To top that, a new fragrance note, Rosenium from Bulgarian rose oil is added with the purpose to inhibit melanin production as well. How to use? Just apply morning and evening, after softening lotion and before moisturizer. Just pump twice to dispense the brightening goodness.

Fash-Review: After 14 days of using the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum, I noticed an evenness in my skin tone. I definitely suffer dull and yellowish skin tone – hence, the difference is pretty obvious. I don’t know if my skin has turned whiter (afterall, I’m Chinese!) but I noticed that I have alight-reflecting radiance when I don’t wear makeup. It gives me the confidence to leave the house with naked skin! I truly love the new Rosenium fragrance and the fact it has a whitening purpose. This is definitely a must-have for those suffering from dull, yellowish skin like myself.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Priced at S$159, the Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum is now available at all Shiseido beauty counters.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

The Shiseido White Lucent skincare range.

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2014 Valentine’s Day Gift for Her & Him

It’s the time of the year when roses cost more than your meals and restaurants are fully booked. More importantly, LOVE is in the air. Whether you’re single or attached, let’s just enjoy the weekend (yes, it’s almost weekend!) and spread the love. If you’re still clueless on what to get for your significant other, here are some ideas by yours truly and of course, it’s the thought that counts. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

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From left, clockwise: “Mon Amour” from Gummi Nails (S$16), Montblanc “Coeur de Pétales Entrelacés” bracelet, Pandora Valentine’s Day charm collection, Tory Burch logo heart studs in french red (S$125), DVF Outline Falling Hearts Red iPhone 5 case (S$60), Coach Classic Vermillion Mini Borough Retro (S$995) and Marc by Marc Jacobs limited edition pair of sunglasses for Valentine’s Day.

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From left, clockwise: Carrie K. Forget Me Knot oxidised silver cuff links (S$, Coach Thompson Leather Colourblock Card Case (S$195) and Shinola The Runwell chrono 47mm watch (US$750) available at Robinsons Orchard.

Fash-Review: Jet PR3 Facial at Jet Concepts

Who doesn’t love a good facial? Lucky me, I was invited to try Jet Concepts‘ latest Jet PR3 Facial, a 60-minute treatment that aims to protect, repair, regenerate and revitalise skin. This powerful anti-aging facial treatment intensely cleanses and preps skin with the Jet Stream device from Israel and treats skin with the Jet Dual Ray machine from the US, a first in Singapore! Here are the three steps of the Jet PR3 Facial:

  1. DEEP CLEANSE: Exclusive to Jet Concepts, the Jet Stream device helps clear sebum, dead skin cells and dirt from deep within pores. It works just like a vacuum cleaner to fully prep your skin for the absorption of the Liquid Laser Essence (more about this later!).
  2. NOURISH: The spa-grade Liquid Laser Essence is massaged into your skin. This water-based essence contains five unique active ingredients including apple stem cells (repair, renew and increase life span of aged skin cells), hexapeptides (aid cellular growth for younger looking skin), active hyaluronic acid (restore balanced water levels for brighter and more supple skin), fermented resveratrol (firms skin and combats wrinkles and fine lines) and caviar (healthy cell metabolism).
  3. DUAL WAVELENGTH LIGHT: The Jet Dual Ray is the first in the industry to blast powerful red and infrared light energies to stimulate skin cells. This light helps increase the absorption of the active ingredients of Liquid Laser Essence. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes and finishes off with a stimulating acupressure massage.

Scroll down for my Fash-Review. The 60-minute Jet PR3 Facial is available at S$238 for an introductory session (U.P. S$480), the results can last up to a month.

  Jet Concepts Wheelock Place

Jet Concepts‘ flagship stores located at #03-03 Wheelock Place (Tel +65 6733 7055), #B2-20/21 Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-20 12 Katong and #B2-20/21 313 Somerset.

Jet PR3 Facial at Jet Concepts

Jet PR3 Facial: Before and After.

Fash-Review: The Jet PR3 Facial promises instantly brighter and more luminous skin that lasts up to a month. My skin has been breaking out for the past month due to stress and lack of sleep (damn you, new pillow!). As compared to my first Jet Concepts facial experience, this was much more pleasant experience. I was worried that the Dual Wavelength Light would sting my sensitive cheeks as you can see, it’s a little red in the photo above. Surprisingly, it did not sting that much. I suffered some tenderness on my left cheek bone area but it was fine after a day. I love the Jet Stream! I could just picture the dirt being sucked out of my pores *evil laugh* and this really helped clear my blackheads and pimple area. I would definitely recommend this facial for ladies my age (yes, 30s and above) as your skin will be rejuvenated and brighter after one session. It has been two weeks and I’m still feeling the benefits. TWO THUMBS UP!

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SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence (and win a bottle!)

Hey girl, 2014 is the year for brighter aura skin. Oh, let me introduce myself: I’m SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence, with a capital A for Aura. That’s right, girl – fair translucent skin just doesn’t cut it anymore these days. Today, ladies like myself are looking to radiate from within as if our skin is draped in a veil of light. Voila, I was made with love with the new formula of Pitera and Ume extract in new active complex Soft Aura White to optimize light diffusion while improving skin’s texture, radiance and spot control. Inspired by the desired standard set by beauty editors and professional photographers, our team of researchers uncovered the two Cell Luminous Factor and Cell Clarity Factor to create Soft Radiance Aura that gives your skin the beautiful aura glow. The unique, new ingredient Ume extract helps in Cell Luminous Factor by improving skin aura by 55%. On the other hand, the De-Melano P3C with the addition of whitening agent Pixel-White stops melanin build up to promote Cell Clarity Factor. Best of all, you can see results in just one week. Trust me, if you use me diligently – you will  20% improvement in 4 weeks and 40% improvement in 8 weeks.

Don’t believe me? Check your Aura Index at any SK-II beauty counter with their new toy, Magic Ring. The choice is yours. SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence is priced at (30ml), S$199; (50ml), $299 & (75ml) $397. Now available at all SK-II beauty counter. If you want to glow like me, all you need to do is to comment on this blog post on why you want to glow like me or my Facebook post. The best answer will be win a bottle of SK-II Cellumination Essence (30ml, worth S$199). This contest is only open to Singapore residents and ends on Thursday, 30th January 2013 at 12:00pm. The winner will be contacted via email/comment.

SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence

What’s your Aura skin?

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How To Apply Water Transfer Nail Decals

Have you tried Water Transfer Nail Decals? It’s a quick and easy way to apply cute nail art on your fingernails without breaking the bank. Gummi Nails recently launched their new Water Transfer Nail Decals online with these exclusive Chinese New Year designs: Abundance, Happiness, Luck, Prosperity and Virtue. Priced at S$5.00 each, it’s really an inexpensive way to style your nails this CNY. You can also shop for the amazing bundle deals at only S$8.88 for two designs. HUAT AH!

Instructions: 

  1. Trim and clean your fingernails.
  2. Apply nail polish on your fingernails. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Remove plastic cover. Cut out the pattern and soak in water for 10-20 seconds.
  4. Moisten your fingernail and place the pattern in position with a tweezer.
  5. Soak up excess water with paper towel and dry it.
  6. Apply top coat and dry thoroughly.

You can shop online at www.gumminails.com and receive FREE local shipping!

Watch a quick video on how to apply Water Transfer Nail Decals.

Gummi Nails: Abundance Water Transfer Nail Decals

Abundance features 招き猫 or Maneki-Neko (Lucky Cat) and fish. The word fish in Mandarin or 余 sounds like Abundance. Hence, 年年有余 (Nian Nian You Yu) meaning “Abundance through the year” is uttered at the start of the new year.

Gummi Nails: Happiness Water Transfer Nail Decals

Happiness features the Chinese character, 福 () which means “good fortune” or “happiness”.

Gummi Nails: Luck Water Transfer Nail Decals

Luck features 招き猫 or Maneki-Neko (Lucky Cat), a common Japanese figurine believed to bring good luck to the owner.

images: Gummi Nails

Introducing SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye

If you think SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is good enough, the new SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye will change your mind (and your eyes). The latest serum will help you achieve crystal clear look around your eyes with its miracle formula that combines the power of Pitera™ with the new Eye Albus Complex.  The real question is: Why do we need another product for the eyes? The multitasking millennial women suffer from poorer skin barrier, oxidative skin damage and poorer blood micro-circulation due to late nights, long hours of staring at the screen and working in dry or air-conditioned environment.

Let’s get down to business: So I tried the Facial Treatment Essence – Eye for the past one week, what’s the verdict? Well, it’s hard to see visible results at this point of time but I did notice that my eyes are more hydrated than usual. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye, 15g is priced at S$113 and available now at all SK-II counters.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

SK-II Eye Care include the new Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, Skin Signature Eye Cream and LXP Eye Cream.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The consistency of the FTE Eye is slightly thicker, almost cream-like.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The Banana Test: Each slice of banana is soaked in different liquids: Water, Brand E and Facial Treatment Essence.

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What’s in December’s Bellabox?

All I want for Christmas is… Bellabox! Well, Christmas comes early in this month’s Bellabox because Gummi Nails is in it together with other cool stuff. It’s my first time participating in a sampling with Bellabox and I’ve to say my team enjoyed working with Team Bellabox. If you recalled, we had an event just a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome! It’s exciting to receive my very own Bellabox with my own product! *proud mama moment* Good news, you can now shop for Gummi Nails on Bellabox e-store as well.

If you’re wondering what to get a special friend or family for X’mas, what about a Bellabox subscription? Trust me, they will thank you for it.

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My December Bellabox. Can’t wait to start exploring!

image: Fash-Eccentric

Fash-Review: BaByliss Big Hair 42mm from Hairstylers Asia

Can you achieve a perfect blow-dry every day? Yes, you can! The good folks at Hairstylers Asia sent me the BaByliss Big Hair 42mm Spinning Brush Airstyler for review. This hot air hair styler will give you the perfect blow-dry finish with gorgeous volume and shape to fringes, shorter lengths and longer hair with layers. The spinning barrel with soft bristles create the bouncy effect and also give your hair a beautiful shiny finish. Sounds too good to be true? It’s time for me to find out whether this BaBybliss Big Hair 42mm hair styler is worth the investment. Scroll all the way down for my verdict.

How To Use:
Firstly, towel dry your hair until it’s about 10-20% damp. Let’s start from the inside of your hair. Clip the top section of your hair and rotate manageable amount of hair to the roots for less than 10 seconds. Press the other button to unrotate it. Slowly, work all sections of your hair including your fringe. You can easily adjust the heat intensity as well as the rotation with just a press of a button.

Tips & Tricks:
For added root lift, hold the brush close to the roots for a few seconds. Move the brush through the section, start to rotate the brush away from your head by pressing and holding the appropriate rotating button. Move the brush away from the head in an upward motion. For even more volume, allow the brush to rotate, winding the entire section of hair around the barrel. Release the rotate button and then leave the brush in the hair for a few seconds.

BaByliss Big Hair 42mm

BaBybliss Big Hair 42mm is available at Hairstylers Asia for S$159.00. Enter this discount code ‘XWEN’ after Paypal checkout to enjoy $15 OFF total bill. Offer is only valid for online store purchase and ends on 25 December 2013.

BaByliss Big Hair 42mm from Hairstylers Asia

Start with 10-20% damp hair, don’t worry – this is a heated hair styler!

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You’re Invited! MAAD Pyjamas: Friday the 13th

Alrighty, Gummi Nails will be setting up a pop-up store at MAAD Pyjamas tomorrow at Red Dot Design Museum from 5:00pm to midnight. Who’s coming? We’ll be selling a couple of exclusive, never-been-released designs at our pop-up store this Friday 13th. So, don’t miss out! It’ll be cool to swing by, get your nails done and do some late night shopping (or last minute X’mas shopping).

Come and hang out with me and my team! TGIF!

MAAD Pyjamas: Friday the 13th

Friday, 13th December 2013

5:00pm to 12 midnight

Red Dot Design Museum

FREE ENTRY

 

Fash-Review: Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial at Sccube The Apothecary

Ooh, the festive season is just around the corner. Is your skin ready for all the celebrations? Lucky for me, I was treated with the exclusive Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial at Sccube The Apothecary located at #05-25 Ngee Ann City in the heart of Orchard Road. This 75-min facial by Intraceutical Facials aim to give you the ultimate hydrated, clear, fresh and glowing skin. Intraceutical’s Oxygen Facial uses pressurized oxygen along with Hyaluronic Acid to penetrate specially formulated infusions deep into dermis. Infusions contains vitamins A, C and E, antioxidant, botanicals amino peptides to target specific skin conditions. It’s no wonder that celebrities such as Madonna, Miranda Kerr and Naomi Campbell swear by it!

Fash-Review: Let’s start from the beginning. You know you’re getting a good facial just from the touch of your beautician and the products used. I was told that my skin is pretty dehydrated and this is the perfect facial for me with a little adjustments on the skincare products. After cleansing and exfoliating, I was introduced to the Intraceuticals and my beautician demonstrated the airbrush-like wand that infuses pressurized oxygen and Hyaluronic Acid into your skin. It doesn’t hurt at all but it felta little ticklish at times. I could immediately see my pores and lines minimized and of course, my skin was much more hydrated. After that, my beautician applied a layer of dr. brandt‘s detoxygen experience facial mask on my skin for 5-minutes to immediately brighten up my skin. The result was instant. I LOVE IT. This is definitely a facial that I would highly recommend for stressed, dehydrated skin like mine. There is no downtime or recovery time – which is a huge bonus. My skin definitely felt an instant perk-me-up!

The Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial costs S$380 per 75-min session. To book, please call +65 6738 4909.

 Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial at Sccube The Apothecary

Sccube The Apothecary is located at Ngee Ann City, #05-25 (Tel: 6738 4909)

 Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial at Sccube The Apothecary

The range of products used during my facial including RéVive and dr. brandt. Please note that these products are catered for my skin. Normally, you can expect the following products for your Madonna Oxygen Rejuvenating Infusion Facial:

  1. Sepai- No More Make Up $120
    To remove make up from eye to face, and hydrate skin and equilibrating it
  2. Revive – Cleanser Gentil Gelee $98
    To soothe and gently moisturise the face
  3. Revive – Cleanser Exfoliation $98
    To gently exfoliate beads that slough off dead flaky, surface cells
  4. Revive – Tonique Preparatif $80
    To remove remaining impurities and toxic oils without drying skin
  5. Elemental H – Cucumber Oil (Face massage oil)
    To calm sensitive skin
  6. Rejuvenation Serum with Oxygen Machine
    This is a lightweight Hyaluronic acid combination of vitamins and antioxidants. The Hyaluronic acid helps to instantly hydrate skin resulting in increased firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. and improve Avila contours and overall radiance
  7. Rodial – Dragon Blood Hyaluronic Mask $69
    To plump fine lines, tighten wrinkles and reduce redness

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