Archive for August, 2012
Ladies, it’s time to owe up to our biggest fashion guilt of all time – Exotic Skin. Yes, we plead guilty!
Ostrich + Lizard + Canvas + Crocodile skins =
All exotic skins in one bag! Want one? Get it then!
LAST DAY to Win the most sought-after Prada Croco Bag in the World! Be the only person in Asia to own this hot bag. 1 in Asia. 3 in the world.
All you have to do is answer a simple question below and sign up directly on my blog!! Easy peasy, ladies!
Prada brought her unique signature to another level! Last year, an exclusive and exotic Prada Croco Bag was born from the patchwork of ostrich (struzzo), lizard (luciletto), canvas (canapa) and crocodile skins. It was originally to be an archive piece that was to be kept in a museum in Milan, Italy.
This desirable bag was painstakingly put together with love and took three years to be made from scratch. 3 years. That’s 1095 blood and sweat days!
All the materials were hand cut, dried and stretched by hand. Exotic skins used in Prada are ethically sourced. Usually, genuine crocodile skin would cost S$30,000 and authentic ostrich skin could go up to S$20,000.
Look at how Rihanna rock her Prada shoes and bag! Cool huh? This is how one should pair their Prada with casual dressing.
While this tote is super luxurious, industry experts advise to clash your exotic Prada Croco Bag with your clothes and accessories, and should be worn with a day or flower print dress or jersey top with a skirt.
Be the only person in Asia to own this hot bag. 1 in Asia. 3 in the world. Win this bag today! 4 More Days to Win the most sought-after Prada Croco Bag in the World! All you have to do is answer a simple question below and sign up directly on my blog!! Easy peasy, ladies!
Thank you Catherine for the invite to Wax XXX for a Brazilian Waxing (^^)
Different types of waxing that Wax XXX offers: Underarms, Half arms, full arms, half leg, full legs, fingers and toes, facial waxing, eye brows waxing, upper lip + chin waxing, chest waxing, back waxing, back & shoulder waxing, tummy waxing, normal basic bikini line, x- spot / g-spot, buttocks waxing, high low bikini line, traditional Brazilian and full Monte/Hollywood.
I’m going for a Brazilian!!!
Introduction to Brazilian Waxing:
-What is Brazilian Waxing?
“Brazilian waxing is the removal of all hair in the pelvic area, front and back, while sometimes leaving a thin strip of hair on the pubis.” (Source: Wikipedia) Some ladies prefer to get everything off while others prefer to leave a strip, it’s really up to individual preferences.
1) To wear your swimwear without the embarrassing moments when you hair comes crawling out.
2) To avoid messy periods.
3) No more bumps or pokey hair for those who use shavers.
4) Hair regrowth is slow compared to trimming or shaving.
Questions and Answers on Waxing — Hair Removal—Depilation What is waxing - hair removal?
Waxing for hair removal completely removes the hair from the roots. This is a better alternative to shaving or hair removal creams because the new hair growth is much softer and with regular waxing, the re-growth will become slower and eventually a lot lesser hair in the area.
What to expect?
When you arrive, the therapist will do a consultation with you. You’ll then be taken to a waxing area or private room, depending on the area you wish to wax. The technician will then prepare the area by applying the pre waxing cleansing & sanitization before the waxing procedure.
Does waxing hurt?
The measurement of pain is relatively subjective, but it is a guarantee that when you wax with WaxXXX, the pain factor is reduced by a good 70%. The temperature of the wax is only warm on the skin and the removal is very gentle too.
Why not just shave?
Shaving basically crops off the hair on the skin surface. The re-growth is as fast as 12 hours or 8 for some men. The re-growth hair is stubbly and it is definitely most embarrassing when you accidentally “poke” somebody sitting or lying down next to you. Shaving also gives you razor burns and in more serious cases, discoloration of the skin in the shaved areas.
Will the hair grow back darker and thicker after waxing?
No, on the contrary, it comes back softer, thinner and weaker over time. The more often you wax, the better. It is recommended that you do not shave in between waxing.
Can I do my own waxing?
Yes & no. It depends on the area & the amount of hair needed to be waxed. It is not recommended that you wax delicate areas by yourself.
What about ingrown hair?
Ingrown hair is as a result of poor waxing techniques and dry or sensitive skin. This varies from individual to individual, due to the random direction of hair growth in the area, ingrown are possible. The proper way to wax is to apply the wax towards hair growth direction and to lift off at a proper angle against the hair growth direction. To avoid this, Wax XXX recommends that you adhere to the after-wax regime of exfoliation, the hair retard mousse, the Legole for ingrown hair treatment and the moisturizing milk with skin brightener.
What should I avoid before and after a waxing treatment?
• If you are using accutane, or any other anti-acne drugs,
Please consult with your doctor before a wax, these medications can sometimes thin the skin which can cause skin to be removed with the wax.
• If you are using RetinA, you should not wax the area being treated.
• Do not swim, suntan or work out right before or after a wax as this could cause the skin to breakout.
• You are advised to give yourself a scrub 8 hours before, on the area being treated, this will help reduce ingrown.
And so I did my Brazilian at Wax XXX and it was a really pleasant experience! The very professional Hazel did it for me, carefully explaining the type of wax that she used, and explaining every procedure to me. It was totally relaxing during the whole process.
I wouldn’t say that it’s totally painless. However, I would assure you that it’s perfectly bearable! There won’t be screamings etc! Just like little pricks on your skin, that’s all!
Wax XXX uses non-strip waxes! Hazel used Rice Wax and Perfect Pink Wax on me. She chosed the type of wax to use depending on your hair type. The wax are soothing and doesn’t cause any irritation to the skin at all. The Rice Wax is formulated with Rice from Japan and this fantastic low temperature formula moisturizes the skin as they wax. This is suitable for sensitive skin and also effective for coarse hair.Furthermore, Hazel prep my skin for waxing with Jasmine oil prior to the procedure. It acts as a protective barrier for the skin.
After care for waxing is important to prevent ingrown hair and itch. Thanks to Wax XXX for sponsoring me with all the necessary skincare! I’ll share more about the products below.
And I bumped into blogger William who was bring out his first boyzilian! So boys, no worries too!
Thank you Wax XXX!!
Some treats for my readers!!
1) Quote “Xinzz $5 waxing” to enjoy 1 time underarm waxing at $5!
Call Beauty Affairs at 63379455 or sms to 98762944 for booking.
*Valid till 30th Sept 2012. Appointments must be made prior 30th and no later than that.
2) Facebook Giveaway (https://www.facebook.com/Wax4Life)
Help us spread the word & achieve 2000 “likes” by 30th Sept 2012. We will be giving away $200 vouchers each to 5 Facebook fans! (That’s a total of $1000 vouchers to be won!)
The $200 vouchers can be used on multiple visits for waxing services or/and waxing home-care products on regular prices.(Discounted services or other promotions cannot be used)
Advance booking of appointments are required.
Fans are advised to check Wax XXX Facebook page for details/updates or if they have any questions.
*Should the Facebook page NOT reach 2000 likes, the giveaway will be invalid.
Post Waxing Skincare
The 4 products that I got to take care of my skin post waxing.
Rose Extract Body Scrub
This gentle scrub is made up of microbeads. It foams up yet rinses off without any residue, removes dead skin cells which will help prevent ingrown hair. Skin is left feeling clean and refreshed. Use it on your entire body to prevent body breakouts too!
This is a non-greasy, lightweight lotion to provide moisture to post waxing area for up to 24 hours, to soothe the skin and prevent discomfort.
Wax XXX Hair Retard Mousse
This is a Papain rich mousse which will weaken hair and slows down the regrowth of new hair. It also acts as a skin exfoliator. Apply with a light massage after waxing. The menthol that it contains is also soothing and refreshing! Use it daily after shower for 7 days after waxing treatment!
Wax Legole Anti Ingrown Hair Lotion
This lotion reduces ingrown hair and red bumps after waxing. It’s a slightly acidic lotion that allows hair to break through the skin without obstruction. It also relieves the irritation that’s caused by razor bumps.
How to Get There?
27 Purvis Street #01-02
It’s a very short walk from City Hall MRT station! Make your appointment now! \(^^)/
Asia has a love affair that cannot be concealed anymore. Do you know that we, Asians, contribute for half of the US$80 billion global luxe industry.
When you know what you possess has been the result of several labourious days of highly skilled workmanship, you realize that its value lies not just in the amount of money spent but also in the painstaking effort involved in its the creation.
Louis Vuitton launched a stunning limited edition collection of sari dresses for Louis Vuitton made from vintage sari fabrics from cities all over India.
Limited edition products from leading luxury brands promise to offer customers something that is unique, different and of course very, very exclusive.
Asians have to show their status somehow, and luxury brands are a great way to do this. It gets much better if its limited edition. Just look at the Asia-wide acceptance of the Mercedes Benz as a sign that you have made it – there is nothing shameful in buying luxury brands in Asia!
To own a limited edition is like winning a gold medal at the Olympics. After all, it’s pure indulgence that we want to possess!
Do you want to own a limited edition bag from Prada? No, let me rephrase.
Do you want to own a limited edition bag from Prada that costs S$9000 FOR FREE?
This Prada Croco Struzzo bag is Only 1 in Asia. And 3 in the World.
Only 1 in Asia. And 3 in the World !!!
Get your hands on this gorgeous bag NOW. TEN MORE DAYS LEFT ONLY!
I received a card and a rose as the invitation to the Heroine Make Princess Ball some time in June. It was a really sweet gesture!
It was quite an unique event as all attendees were requests not to put on any eye makeup that day. I was so lazy thinking that since I can put on makeup there, I went to the event bare-face. Brave or what? Hahahah…. I think I gave Lynn a shock when she saw me hahahah…
We took a measurement of our eye without any makeup on right before the event. We were supposed to apply our eye makeup with Heroine Make products and compare the difference after that!
Thanks for the personalized charm bracelet!
And a box full of sweets which I couldn’t stop munching on during the event. Oops.
All the products for us to apply and do our makeover
Bare face… I’m starting with my base makeup first, to even out skin tone and cover the imperfections!
Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Cover Powder
I used Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Cover Powder as my base makeup. I’m actually quite impressed by it! The powder is smooth and fine, and provides quite a good coverage. The powder puff that came with it is worth a mention too. Its puffy and super soft!
I went out for shopping and a movie after the event and I noted that the Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Cover Powder has got really good sebum control. There was absolutely no shine and no need for any touch up. I even asked Jon Jon to check my complexion to see if my powder is too heavy (because I normally use light BB cream only), but he said no and that my complexion was nice and even.
I want to buy this powder after my current touch up powder finishes! So I went on to check the product info. Besides my review above for it’s plus points, it also comes with SPF30 PA++ sunscreen support against harmful UV rays. Comes in 2 shades, 01 Light Beige and 02 Natural Beige.
(*photo credits to Heroine Make Facebook Page)
Started on my eye makeup! Eyeliner first, followed by mascara!
No more lifeless eyes! I applied the mascara on both my top and lower lashes.
(*photo credits to Heroine Make Facebook Page)
I’ve been using this Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner ever since I got it in my goody bag.
Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner is a super long lasting eyeliner that doesn’t smudge at all! I love drawing the winged liner and sometimes when my eyeliner gets smudged, it looks really terrible. You can also see from the above photo that it has got a ultra fine thin brush. It is only 0.1mm and allows me as much precision as I want. For this who prefers a natural look with a thin eyeliner, this is highly recommended. Verdict: I’m now a convert.
Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara
Used this mascara to achieved the look above.
Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara has received very good reviews. It gives dramatic length and long lasting curl. I used the eyelash curler to curl my lashes and subsequently applied the mascara to increase the length and volume and to hold the curl. It’s waterproof formula prevents any smudging so no worries for tearing or perspiration!
Jo-Ann doing her makeover!
A photo with Princess Himeko Elisabeth! Hahaha…
Thanks for the invite Elfaine!
All done with makeup! So sorry Jo-Ann my framing is so bad…
Sochii’s eye. Love the way she did her liner.
Another photo… Completed look.
With my fellow MFP blogger, Sheila! She’s a really sweet girl!
Group photo with all the beautiful bloggers.
Thanks for the wonderful event. Had a lot of fun and I love the products!
Do like Heroine Make’s Facebook Page for more information about their products!
Vote for my eye here too! https://www.facebook.com/HeroineMakeSingapore/app_152439108153566
Thanks babes! <3
I think I should permanently bleach my dark eyebrows to match my brown hair… Any recommendations?
It’s quite troublesome to use the brow powder and brow mascara although they are doing a decent job! (^^)
Shall ask my girls to help me take an OOTD photo later!
I’m meeting my girls at Wild Honey for an advance birthday celebration for all the Leo ladies (me included) hahaha. I’ve packed 3 goodie bags for them with makeup and skincare! Hope that they’ll love it!
My favourite Grandpa Doctor had advised me to eat more, and eat more meat for the longest time. But then I’ve got quite a small appetite and meat is top on my favorites. I’ll try to eat more (but I dun wanna balloon la! hahah) and eat more nutritious food. If not my health is bad, skin is bad, hair is bad. I’m gonna try and be healthier! Yay!
It’s a long weekend for most of us so Happy Long Weekend and enjoy! Selamat Hari Raya to my malay friends!!
Jon Jon brought me to Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel for they buffet lunch. There was a wide selection and it was yummy! Thanks a lot Jon Jon!
It’s a must to eat some bread wherever I go. With lots of butter.
Jon Jon told me to smile with my teeth more often now since I’ve removed my braces. Ya… I kinda forgotten that I can do that sometimes!
We both ate a lot!
I got straight teeth already… SMILE!!!
Wait for me wait for me!!
Meet up with some buddies for dinner and headed to Bar Stories after that. It’s a nice bar with a very interesting concept. There’s no menu for their drinks. You just let them know what kind of taste you like and they will customize it for you. Eh… the drinks weren’t too bad! And it has a nice and cosy environment for chit chat…. Well, we started playing some “Werewolves” game there…. \(^^)/
And their furnishings and displays there are for sale! Some aren’t very cheap!
I LOVE WEEKENDS! NEXT ONE COME QUICK!!!
VanityTrove gets geeky with August 2012 Rocket Science Beauty Edition!
Received my August Vanity Trove at the Erabelle’s event as they had a collaboration! It’s my first time getting a trove and I was quite excited as I do not know what’s inside! Everyone loves a surprise, don’t we?
But I was also quite curious about the “Rocket Science edition” that was stated for the August Trove. I was wondering if I’m going to get gadgets instead. Hahaha.. But no… It’s just that Vanity Trove had combined the latest technology into skincare and pampering! How awesome.
What’s promised in this Rocket Science Beauty Edition:
The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait range
There are many great finds that are included in this month’s Vanity Trove and this luxury brand certainly caught my attention with its heavenly scent.
Also included in their latest launch are products from Origins, Morilins, BRANDS, Biore and unique finds including Oxypad, Acaci. There are even luxury brands like The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait range mentioned above! Oh mine, the soothing scent that floated in the air the moment I opened up my Vanity Trove. I love it! Now that I kept the The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait range in my drawer, my whole drawer is smelling heavenly. And last but not least, you can find some extra treats from everyone’s favourite personal care store Watsons!
Do check out the other items in the August Trove here: http://www.vanitytrove.com/sg/surprise/unveiled
- Subscription for September’s edition of VanityTrove is open from now till 14 Aug, link:
- Purchase of August edition is still available, in limited stocks at $30 at this link:
I’ve decided to subscribe to Vanity Trove as birthday gifts for my girlfriends for the next few months!! I’m sure they love the surprises and pampering as much as I do!
Look at this sweet model with the very pretty bag! I’m drooling over both! Hahaha…
Introducing the S$9,000 Prada Croc Struzzo its the day that all MyFatPocket members are waiting for.
Only 1 in Asia. And 3 in the World.
Go to http://www.myfatpocket.com/component/contest and follow the 3 easy steps to be on your way to win this one of a kind bag.
Increase your chances of winning by inviting more friends to this contest.
You can also invite your Facebook friends by using our Facebook application.
Just remember to use the same email address for your additional chances to count!
I really love the bright shade of sexy red. It’s really easy to take part in this contest to have a chance at having this Prada bag all to yourself.
All the best sweeties!
(All the best to myself too!)
Erabelle has kindly sponsored their eyebrow pencils for a giveaway here and here are the winners!
Read my post on Erabelle here!
I used a random number generator to generate the winning numbers. The Facebook likes and blog comments received the same priority ya? Muacks!
The 4 winners…
1) Yijing Tan
2) Patricia Sam
3) Denise Lim-Png
(Updates: Hi Jasy, I couldn’t reach you at the email you provided. Do get back to me at email@example.com. If not I’ll have to pass it on to the next person! Thanks! (^^) )
I’ll email and Facebook message you all!
Thanks for the love! \(^^)/ Hope you like the pencil as much as I do!
Add me on my Facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/cyndi.arisu for blogging updates!
And my twitter account: https://twitter.com/xiaoxinzz
Took these photos 2 days ago during my stay cation at RWS Hard Rock Hotel for Jon Jon’s birthday celebration!
Forgotten to bring my falsies for my hotel stay… gotta make do with coats of mascara!
Oops! Pimple on my nose bridge!
Using Dollywink’s eyebrow powder and Majolica’s Brow and Lash Colourist to lighten my eyebrows!
Will update more soon!
Meanwhile have fun over the weekend!
(Haiz… I’m having a bad fever now… )
I’ve been a huge fan of Hada Labo since they first launched in Singapore. Hada Labo products are simple, affordable, but yet, delivers fantastic results!
I’ll be reviewing their all time best seller the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion (left) and also the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Eye Cream (right)
Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion
Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion
This product is always present on my vanity table! I’ve been in love with it since the first time I reviewed it two years back. It’s very hydrating for the skin and doesn’t make the skin oily. It has a very light texture and provides instant hydration to your skin, keeping skin soft and supple. I use it like a toner, before all my skincare products.
Light texture that’s easily absorbed.
My brother-in-law had flaky skin some time back and he doesn’t like to use skincare product. I passed him a bottle of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion after convincing him how hassle-free and convenient it is, he applied it after showering every night. Lo and behold! His skin recovered! Convinced?!
Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion now has an improved formula!!
From Press Release:
“New ‘Nano’ Super Hyaluronic Acid in Hada Labo boosts its hydration power, and now enables full and thorough hydration from skin surface to deep within.
The new ‘nano’ hyaluronic acid molecule is 1/20 the size of the normal hyaluronic acid’s. This enables penetration to areas deep within the skin. The other two hyaluronic acid, ‘Normal’ and ‘Super’ hydrate skin closer to the surface.
With a superior combination of all three hyaluronic acid (Nano, Super, Normal), Hada Labo Hydrating range can give your skin a deeper and fuller hydration.”
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Eye Cream
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Eye Cream is pH balanced with no animal derivatives, fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol nor colorant. It is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
Texture is light, and it spreads easily on the eye area with little tugging on the thin skin around the eye. After one week’s usage, fine lines and puffiness around the eyes were reduced. However, I didn’t see a significant lightening of my dark eye rings. But to be fair, my dark eye rings have always been really terrible since I was a kid. Hahaha… My under eye area is more hydrated and I look less tired! And I have to say that the packaging of this eye cream is a superb idea! Most eye creams comes in tubs and I have to stick my finger inside to get some which may contaminate the whole tub. I like this “no contact” little pump packaging!
I love Hada Labo!