Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Answer to Menstrual Cramps | ad

Hello peeps. Before I proceed to talk all about ladies issues, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and may this year be fruitful and prosperous for all.

Okay, with that aside, let's get on with the nitty gritty shall we?

I have been battling PMS for like... ever since I've got my period. The nauseousness, diarrhoea, backache, bad temper always accompanied with excruciating cramps and pain.

And I do mean, EXCRUCIATING with all the exclamation marks!!!

Those who are close to me have seen me crouching on the floor, holding my tummy, moaning, fidgeting and popping pills with shaky hands in hope that the pain would subside. My mum even went as far as to fill a bottle with warm water to place on my tummy as it helps with soothing the pain.

Now, I considered myself extremely lucky that MenstruHeat send these over (as if my prayers has been answered) and I got to try it out.

It claims to:
1. Provide relief
2. Soothes and eases pain
3. No side effects

Application is easy. You just peel off the sticky part and apply onto the affected areas (best on the underside of your clothes as the heating can get quite intense).

I have to say, IT WORKS as it claims!!!

Within a minute, the patch starts heating up and I felt instant relief. I don't mean like it takes all the pain away but the heating sure provides some soothing effect and I don't feel as distressed. Think I'm officially in love with this product now. 

Do head over to their official website for more info (there's also a FREE menstrual tracker on the site) and also their blog with informative articles relating women healthcare (such as food to consume for menstrual cramp relief).

MenstruHeat is now available at all 7-eleven stores and Guardian outlets.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Shu Uemura Murukami Collection

So the other day when I saw this collection on Instagram I knew I have to get it. Its the Shu Uemura Murukami and seldom this brand excites me with this much intensity.

Here's my loot.

Trying hard to be artsy fartsy with the gem biscuits.

So I got their Rouge Bloom lipstick which is a bright red in the tube but when swatched, it is this sheer true red with a sheen. Really love that the intensity of the colour is not in-your-face and it is buildable to your liking. 

A little close up on the art work. Looking at it makes me happy somehow ^_^.

Next in my basket is this Protective Moisture Primer in Beige to counteract my reddish skin tone. The texture of the product is really emollient and spread easily on my skin.

Best thing of all is that my skin love this stuff and immediately laps up the product. Another feature of this product that tickles my fancy is how lightweight this feels on my skin. Its literally like I'm wearing nothing. Plus, this primer has SPF 50 PA+++ thus if you are in a hurry, you can totally skip your sunscreen and apply this straight. Anything that saves time is in good books with me. 

Last item I got from the collection is their Clarifying Cleansing Oil. I have always been a fan of their oil as they don't sting my eyes and rid my face thoroughly of makeup. However along the way in my beauty adventure I side tracked and tried other brands to see if there are other alternatives out there. Hence you can imagine how excited I was to come back to this signature product. Definitely looking forward to give it a go. And can we just take a moment to admire the beautiful flowery bottle!?

I really love the collection as a whole (although I didn't get much but these 3 items are enough to impress me). Its a fun and unique collection that caters towards the younger generation. Do check them out at their counters.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Illuma Pearls - Mother Earth's Jewel | ad

I have to say I was extremely lucky to be able to attend this event hosted by Illuma Pearls and 37 Comms as I got to witness one of a kind jewelleries made from the mother nature's treasure, Pearls. 

A little background on the company Illuma Pearls, it is the first brand under its Singapore Holding Company, P & Co Pearls. Owning a deep-sea farm in Indonesia, the brand promotes eco-friendly farming practices (yup, that's right, no use of machines or other destructive man-made tools in the ocean). Besides sea pearls, Illuma carries freshwater pearls too. 

Apologies for the blurry picture as I have a pair of unsteady hands -__-''

As you can see from the pictures, the pearls are organic and unprocessed, thus each pearls has their own unique design, shape, lustre, surface, marks, colours and spots. Meaning, your pearl is one of a kind and no two are the same.

I really love how classy and yet modern the designs of this pair of earrings from Illuma. Not just the earrings, I was gobsmacked by how trendy and elegant some of the accessories are such as the necklaces and rings above. Ranging from an affordable $29 to the exquisite $4000++, I'd say they do cater to everyone's budget and preferences.

Definitely recommend checking their creations out at 112 @ Katong Level 3. And also do head over to their website for more info and to purchase too.

Huge thanks to Illuma Pearls and 37 Comms for your invite and generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products PR samples for reviewing purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after seeing the products. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Vecua Honey Wonder Honey Range | ad

It seems that the trending thing in the beauty world now is the ingredient "Honey". Everyone is going gaga over this phenomenal natural wonder that aids healing and provide moisturising properties. 

Aptly named, Vecua Honey carries a whole bunch of skincare products that are made from honey and this time round, they are incorporating their "Honey Dew" range into Gifts which are excellent for the festive Xmas season.  

Mind you that the range does not have the so-called fruit in it but just a play around the name (geddit geddit!?). 

Tadaa!!! Here's the lot that's gonna make up your gift sets. **Chanel and Benefit perfumes not included :P**

Let me introduce you to them one at a time. 

First off we have the Aroma Essence Shower for Hair & Body Citrus Sorbet. Smelling wonderfully of refreshing grapefruit, this body and hair spray is infused with Acacia Honey to provide hydration simultaneously. Good stuff to use after your shower.

Honey Dew Hand Cream in Maple Honey and Fresh Myrtle are up next which are $9.90 each. The whitish cream on the top belongs to the former and the bottom semi-opaque lotion is Fresh Myrtle. Both are equally on the thicker side of consistency which provides sufficient hydration but doesn't leave your hands sticky. I prefer the scent of Fresh Myrtle though as me love white florals fragrance ^_^.

Encased in a cute white bottle is their Honey Dew Milk & Oil Body Serum - orange. The consistency of the serum is emollient and absorbs quickly into the skin. Made of essential oils and strawberry, the serum smells lightly of the fruit which isn't overpowering (you know, some smells strongly of sweet syrupy scent that I can't even put my nose near it). Retailing at an affordable $14, I think its a steal.

Honey Dew Cooling Leg Gel is bundled together with the aforementioned Serum as a $38 Bath & Body Gift Set ($14 on its own). This strongly reminded me of The Body Shop's Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. Its cooling and minty (duh!!) and definitely helps moisturised my cracked heels. However, as this is a gel, it absorbs quickly into the skin and I wish that it lasted longer on my skin for that extra hydrating effect.

Its the first time I encounter a product that can applied to both hair & nails and its this product from Vecua Honey, the Honey Dew Nails & Hair Oil in Flower Gelee. With a refreshing floral and subtle green apple scent, this oil leaves my skin supple and hair silky (those dang fly-aways can finally rest in peace) all thanks to the ingredients of Chamomile Flower Oil and Wild Rose Oil. 

Last but not least is their Mini Orange Osmanthus Body Cream Balm which comes in a gift set with the Cooling Leg Gel ($38 per set). To be honest, I can't quite get used to the balmy thick texture of the cream. Its so thick that you need some time to spread the products, thus a little goes a long way. So you can totally imagine how excited I was to slather this onto my heels which acts as a barrier to stop my heels from cracking further. Am in love :)

All in all, I am pretty excited that Vecua Honey offers a nice range of gift sets at an affordable price. Definitely recommend checking them out at their Beauty Kitchen at Raffles Holland Village or Tokyo Hands at Westgate and Orchard Central. Do head over to their website for more info and to purchase too.

Huge thanks to Vecua Honey for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products PR samples for reviewing purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. Different people might react differently to the product thus results may vary.