Thursday, 4 February 2016

2 Reasons Why Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Perfume Rocks!! | ad

Its rainy today and yesterday was just plain humid hot. With the unpredictable weather happening here in Singapore, I found that its kinda hard for me choose the right fragrance to wear. Too light and it dissipates quickly while too hearty causes choking pandemonium. 

Thus, I was extremely excited to receive Versace Bright Crystal Absolu because it seems to promise refreshing notes with subtle intensity.

And what's even better....


The packaging is FUCSIA PINK!!! ^_^ You know my love for pink and I just can't get over how nicely detailed is the box. Laced with gold borders and a master piece of an ancient lion tablewear (what's the name for this!?), the exterior exudes sophistication with a mysterious offering.



The set comes with:
1) A 50ml perfume
2) A deluxe size shower gel
3) A deluxe body lotion

According to Versace's official description, the scent is:
"A FRAGRANCE WITH INTENSIFIED CHARACTER, BECOMES ABSOLU. THE AMAZING VIBRANCY OF YUZU IMMEDIATELY STANDS OUT BETWEEN COLOURED AND JUICY POMEGRANATE SEEDS CREATING AN UNUSUAL FRESHNESS, PURE AND NATURAL. THE HEART IS ENRICHED WITH INVITING AND VELVETY ACCENTS OF RASPBERRY, ACCENTED BY THE ELEGANCE OF PEONY ALONG WITH REFINED NOTES OF MAGNOLIA AND LOTUS FLOWERS. THEN A TRAIL EVOKES AN INTENSE AND VOLUPTUOUS SENSUALITY, WITH PRECIOUS VEGETAL AMBER, DEEP ACAJOU WOOD, BRIGHT AND VIBRANT MUSK."



So, here are the 2 reasons why I fell in love immediately with this fragrance.

1) The Pink Crystal Bottle
Can we just take a moment and admire the beauty of this gorgeous crystal pink bottle? Its like a girl's dream, well, at least my dream. Its just the perfect combo to make me squeal like a little girl. Well suited to the name, absolutely bright and crystal-y.

2) The Man Loves It
On me, the scent started out refreshing and florally and slowly developed into a deeper muskier scent without being overpowering. And guess what ladies, my hubz loves this stuff. Its been a while since he last praise a perfume I wore and this one, oh boy, he praised it 2 times (one after spritzing and the other after a couple of hours). And whenever I wore it, there's always praises from him. Speaking about men and their noses -__-'''.


In conclusion, I FREAKIN' adore this perfume. Super huge thumbs up from me.

If you are interested, they are available in 3 different sizes:
- 30ml: $85
- 50ml: $119
- 90ml: $155
And available at BHG, Metro, Robinsons, Takashimaya, Isetan and Sephora

Huge thanks to Versace and 37 Comms for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are sent to me for review 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 with different scent preference might react differently to the product thus smell results may vary. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

New Release From Ribena: Sparkling Cans | ad

Before I begin, I just want to wish everyone Happy New Year 2016 and may you have a great and prosperous year ahead!!!

I was super stoked when Media Flair contacted me to review or rather drink my favourite drink of all time, Ribena. I've been an avid fan of their drinks since when I was a little girl. Fond memories are always associated with the brand, cue Chinese New Year Period or travelling with the family. 

Here's a little fun fact: 
Do you know that Ribena originated from UK and it has been around for almost 75 years!? o_O 
I always thought that Ribena is a local brand as they are so popular and widely accepted as a common drink everywhere in Malaysia and Singapore (eg: hawkers, food courts, supermarket, drink vendors etc).

Now, Ribena is introducing its beverages with a fizzy twist, the Lightly Sparkling Blackcurrent. 



Absolutely cute packaging with the bubbles and purple blackcurrents. 

And what's more, Ribena claims that it boosts benefits as below:
1. Contains antioxidants and anthrocyanins 
2. Contains 24mg of Vitamin C
3. No artificial colour, flavouring or sweetener




To be honest, the drink needs some getting used to as I am so accustomed to the sweet smooth liquid that Ribena carries since as long as I can remember. Surprisingly, after a few gulps, I felt refreshed and my thirst quenched, something that I don't get out of from their normal range. Its just like drinking soda without the bad stuff. Perfect for the hot humid Chinese New Year and Valentines Day weather. Sweet!!

So people, head on over to all leading supermarkets, convenience stores and try some food centre outlet to taste this all new product from Ribena. Retailing at $6.20 for 6-pack or $1.45 for a single can.

Huge thanks to Ribena and Media Flair for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are sent to me for review 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 with different taste preference might react differently to the product thus taste result may vary. 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Nutriderm - The Korean Way for Luminous Skin | ad

Sometimes, I always wonder how does Korean women achieved glowy radiant looking skin. Like they have been eating so healthily, working out constantly, have sufficient sleep and just basically being all perfect with their life. 

Until Media Flair contacted me with Korean Skincare Brand DCS Anti Aging Range Nutriderm.

Some might say that they do not need anti aging products since they are still young. However, I do highly recommend that you must start using products with anti-aging (or with antioxidant) properties when you hit mid-20s. Environmental factor (dust and such), UV rays, sugary food, improper sleeping positions or massaging techniques all contribute to the aging process. 




I was generously sent 3 products from the range:
1. Ultra Nutrition Day Cream - $41.00
2. Ultra Nutrition Night Cream - $41.00
3. Ultra Nutrition Toner - $33.50





What I love about these products is they are extremely affordable at prices less than a Chanel lipstick. Seriously. I can't believe how worth the money they are seeing that the ingredients are not skimmed. And don't get me start on how heavy and precious that glass bottle of toner is. Love how luxurious their packagings are. 

With Ginseng Berry and Korean Volcanic Seawater tucked under their belt, these 2 key ingredients are packed with antioxidant (the former) and rare minerals (the latter) which helps repairs, regenerate, protect and maintain the youthfulness of the skin. 

My personal feeling after using the products for about 2 weeks is that I do see subtle differences in my pores. My skin has been acting up lately with enlarged pores (think its due to hormonal changes) and worse still is that they are showing signs of sagging (**gasp** imagine the horror when I 1st discovered them). Thus, the product did helped with tightening (or rather reduction) of the pores and those smaller "holes" did close up. ^_^ 

Once again, I'm afraid that I can't really accept the scent of the product. Its really herbal-ly and reminded me of Chinese Med (I think they really go full force with the Ginseng Berry which is a good thing). But some might relate the scent to the ingredients being more natural without adding artificial perfume, which is best suited for sensitive skin. So it may varies with different people.

All in all, I'm quite satisfied with how the product has improved my skin's elasticity and tightening of of the pores. Couldn't vouch for the dewiness though as I've been only using them about 2 weeks but I do believe that supple skin would be achievable if I continue to use it. 

If you are interested, they are available at all Watsons or please click here for more information. 

Disclaimer: The products are sent to me for review 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 with different skin types might react differently to the product thus result may vary. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Answer to Moisturised Radiant Skin: Goodal Moisture Barrier Range | ad

Huge thank you to Goodal and Huntington Communications for sending these products through, that's very generous of you to include so many products in this kit. 

I was thrilled to receive this Goodal kit as my skin has been acting weird on me and I was kind of desperate to find some solution to repair it. Goodal Moisture Barrier came just in time, claiming that the range is designed to repair moisture barrier of the skin to keep it plump and hydrated. 

Before we jump into the actual review, let me tell you a bit of my skin condition. I'm a dry-combination skin type which is quite frustrated. How can one be dry (cheeks and mouth area) and oily (T-zone) at the same time? But that's how my skin roll and some times, I do have to use separate skincare products for different parts of my face. Troublesome, I know. 

I was quite surprised to see the press kit came in a big glass jar with beads inside and a ribbon at the opening. Its like one of the most impressive packaging that I've ever come across.


Inside the kit contains:
1. Moisture Barrier Cream
2. Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh
3. Moisture Barrier Liquid
4. Moisture Barrier Eye Cream 
5. Phytowash Yerba Mate Bubble Peeling





The steps that how I normally apply after washing my face thoroughly is:
Barrier Liquid (as toner) -> Barrier Eye Cream -> Cream Fresh (morning) / Cream (night)

I've been using them for almost 3 weeks and I'm happy to report that the area around my mouth are not as peely/flaky. I always have problems with rough looking peely skin around the mouth area whenever I were to stay in air-conditioned room for long hours. This problem doesn't plagued anymore after using the products. And the bonus point is there's even a subtle healthy cheek glow at the peak of my apples (nope, no highlighters used here thank you). 

If you are interested to know what's the magic behind this range, below are 2 main ingredients that helps with the hydrating and glowy effect. 

1.        Mt Seorak Water
Found from the depths of 580m underground of Mt. Seorak, the 100% natural spring water contains 16 minerals including sodium, calcium and potassium that are known for their abilities to effectively moisturize the skin. These minerals assist in the process of effectively binding water with dehydrated skin cells and replenishes the skin’s moisture level for a radiant and well-hydrated skin.

2.         Mistletoe Moisture Complex Barrier
Able to bear fruit in below zero temperatures, the mistletoe plant is known for their strong endurance properties. This vitality is due to the presence of lectin (a type of protein found in plants), which promotes the secretion of cytokine, a category of smaller proteins which has been clinically proven to maintain skin homeostasis, an important process for skin renewal. Studies have shown that cytokines increases cell production and accelerates renewal of skin cells, making it suitable for use on damaged skin barriers.

The only downside that I can think of is the scent. Its a bit like old-school lotion if you get what I mean. Like you know the early days of pharmacy-available skincare brands that has this bit of powdery florally smell to it. Guess some wouldn't mind, some would even disagree with me and like it, but for me personally, I like it to be a bit more subtle. 

Other than that, I'm overall happy with the product and the effect they have on my skin. I'm giving it a 4/5.




On a side note, I've tried the phytowash and was really intrigued by it. The solution pumped out is a gel like consistency, but once massage it onto dry skin, it turns into this foamy texture that helps exfoliate the skin. So far I've seen my skin brightens quite a bit after each wash, but I do think its innovative idea of chemical peel in bubble form entices me more. 

Goodal skincare range can be found at selected Guardian stores and all BHG stores. 


Disclaimer: The products are sent to me for review 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.