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Dermal Therapy Hand Balm

16 May

When my sister quitted school a decade ago, I decided that without a good academic qualification the best way for her to make a comfortable living would be using her hands and funded her to be trained as a nail technician. Ironically, I hardly ever step into her salon to get a manicure done. That is because I have a pair of ugly hands that I would rather hide them in my pockets. It is puzzling that the skin of my hands is simply so much drier than other parts of my body. The skin on my fingertips is dry and scaly and my hands are so rough that I don’t blame people for mistaking me as a construction worker when shaking my hand for the first time.   

It doesn’t helps that my skin is also very sensitive and allergic to many household detergents and such and even a brief contact with these cleaning agents would often causes my skin to itch, but since I am not destined to be a tai tai and neither do I have the privilege of a domestic helper, household chores are unavoidable and hence my hands are always red from the constant scratching.

In case you are wondering why didn’t I try to treat the problem, of course I do! I have tried all sorts of remedy and I have countless tubes and bottles hand lotions and creams lying around the house, in my bag and on my office desk but most could only offer temporary comfort.


Dermal Therapy Hand Balm


Promises visible results in just 3 days, this hand balm is specially formulated with:
~ 10% Urea to increase water uptake from the dermis layer of the skin and enhances the skin’s water bind capacity,
~Vitamin E to condition the skin from free radical damage,
~ Shea Butter that contains natural soothing and moisturizing properties to keep skin soft, smooth and supple, and
~ Aloe Vera to moisturizes and heal dry and cracked skin. Besides that, Aloe Vera being a natural healing agent would also treats burns, blisters, insect bites and allergic reactions. 

Since it is a balm, I was initially worried that it would be too rich and greasy for comfort and indeed it is rich so a little goes a long way but it is not at all greasy. Instead it is ultra soothing and I like how it nurses the dryness and makes my hands feel so velvety soft and supple upon application.

The light scent is easy on the nose but the best thing is that the hydrating effect is super long lasting so I need not have to re-apply after each hand wash and twice or thrice application is sufficient to sustain the entire day and yes, the balm has really worked what it claims and my very dry and chapped hands have healed just in days!

Dermal Therapy Hand Balm is available at all leading pharmacies and for more product information, please visit their website and like their facebook for updates.  



2B Mask for Face

24 Apr

In my younger days, people tend to describe me as baby-faced, which translates to having a round and chubby face. Although I would occasionally ask the hair stylist for a hairstyle that frame my face but I didn’t particularly bother about having a round face. In fact, I was secretly pleased that the chubbiness has given me the advantage of looking more youthful than my peers. Furthermore, the beauty scene wasn’t dominated by the Korean V face standard back then.

However as age silently robbed my youth day by day, it has also devilishly took away the elasticity and firmness of the skin bit by bit and before I knew it, my once prided youthful appearance has already eroded to one large, sagging face that I detest..

After risking with all sorts of slimming products, thanks goodness that I finally discovered 2B For Face a couple years ago and I have harnessed great results with the daily use of the essence. Not only that it has helped to refine my facial contour, it works incredibly well in reducing the flabbiness of my double chin too. 

With such great efficiency, it is no wonder that 2B For Face has quickly become a hit among celebrities and the everyday women. The product is so hot selling that they are practically flying off the shelves the moment they are displayed.   

2b-for-face-2To supplement the result even further,  2B Alternative has introduced another amazing product: 2B Mask For Face

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While the essence is formulated as a daily skincare, 2B Mask For Face is developed more for weekly use. It has an unique 3D lock design that triple locks all slimming target points of the face to further enhance the facial corrective and reshaping effects.


While opening the mask, I am surprised to find how steep the mask is immersed with essence. The material of the mask is thicker and of better quality than many of the paper masks found in the market. The texture is comfy on hand feel and I like that it has slits to allow the mask to adhere to the facial contour closely.

Targeting the below part of the face and chin, the mask is divided in three portions with hooks that secure the mask to the ears comfortably and allows me to move around freely.

The lifting and firming effect is almost instant and I am utterly impressed by how it has helped to define and make my face seems sharper looking upon removing the mask during the first application! 



Besides using the mask once a week as per suggested for maintenance, I would apply the mask for three consecutive nights before an important event in order to look my best. And apart from that, this 2B Mask For Face mask is also the emergency weapon that I use whenever my tired face need an instant firm up.  

I am hooked! But hey, before you take my word for it, do check out what Hong Kong ‘TVB’ TV Channel celebrities have to say in this video:  

For more information, please visit their Official website: http://www.2blife.com/ and like their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2Bslimming for product updates. 

Before I sign off, here’s to share a clip on the production process from 2B Alternate’s lab.  

2B Alternative Into Arm & Body

28 Mar

For a barely 155cm built, I am FAT without a doubt! I have got elephant thighs, water pail waist but what irked me the most are my flabby arms!

6 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body

2B Alternative has a series of slimming products that tailored to the different of the body and I am already a huge fan of 2B for Face and 2B Mask for Face but this is the first time I am trying out their other products. 

As its name implies, this 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body is designed to target, well, ARM AND BODY.


Formulated using a new Heat Deep Penetrating (HDP) formula that activates EGF, HCA, Caffeine and Liporeductyl to burn fat cells, this clear gel is really HOT! I have under estimated the heating power and over applied during the first time and got myself jumping around like crazy for the next hour.


The burning sensation is quite intense so initially I would be hiding inside the air-conditioned room to keep myself cool but after a while, my skin soon gets used to the tingling sensation and I could even apply it before exercising to tap on the heat to increase metabolism and burn more fats 🙂 

The good thing is that it does not contains any Chili or Ginger extracts thus it will not cause skin irritation. In fact my skin feels smoother and it is not greasy. I find its light, green tea/minty scent very pleasurable too. 


It is barely two weeks since I started applying 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body and I must say that I am extremely happy with the result. Not only that my arms are visibly more tone and firmer looking, they have also reduced by an inch in measurement!


Hmm..looks like I could be bidding goodbye to my ugly flabby arms fairly soon!







For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm cream

22 Mar

I have always wanted to try this For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream for the long time but when I finally brought a tube as Christmas present for myself from Sephora, I misplaced it even before Christmas arrived and so I never get a chance to try it until now.

2014-03-22 13.15.17 Thanks to For Beloved One, I got a tube flew from Taiwan!

2014-03-22-13-00-07_deco 2014-03-22-13-01-05_deco As you can see, the box packaging is different from what I had brought previously. This one is in 30ml and the one available in Singapore is 50ml.


Formulated with world’s leading pharmaceutical patent Lumiskin ™, ascorbyl glucoside, job’s tears extract and rose hips oil, this For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream not only has the effects of whitening, repair and conceal flaws, it also contains an intelligent tracking color factor that can automatically track and create a soft and natural light perception to give skin a translucent, nude look appearance. 

Other ingredients of the BB cream include Allantoni, Bisabolol and Chamomile extracts. Allantoni, being a natural skin healing agent, could help to stimulate cell regeneration, ease skin allergies and increase skin moisture to soothe and give the skin a smoother appearance. Bisabolol is a plant compound that contains anti-inflammatory and healing effects and could relive skin discomfort as well as improving the skin’s immunity and the latter, Chamomile extracts promotes wound healing, anti-inflammation, anti-bacterial and improve allergic condition.

With such soothing properties, it is no wonder this BB cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and problematic skin. 

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On top of its brightening and repairing benefits, this BB cream works like a chameleon that matches my skin tone while giving me a sheer, translucent coverage. While it cannot cover the huge patch of Melasma on my cheeks completely, it hides my enlarged pores, fine lines and other imperfections.

I like it how brightens up my complexion and gives me a matte finish that creates the illusion of flawless skin. It looks good on its own for a nude makeup effect but it also works well as a base for foundation. 

I noticed that there is a lack of sun protection factor but then again, with its multiple efficiency of Brightening, Repairing and Coverage all in one, this BB cream is absolutely more than what I could bargain for.

I am extremely glad that it does not oxidize after some time and gives me a grayish undertone that some BB cream would.

The thin consistency fluid glides on easily and spreads on evenly so a little goes a long way.  I find the light scent very pleasurable and I especially appreciate how it could pacify poached skin and allow my face to stay fresh throughout the day without touch up. 


Available from Sephora Singapore at SDG$50 for a 50ml tube, For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream is a wonderful multi-tasker that every woman sought to have on their dressing table. 

Reve Attractive White Cream

15 Mar

What a dream!


I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watched myself transforming into Snow White as I applied this Reve Attractive White Cream onto my face!  

With seconds upon applying this milky cream, my dull and complexion begone and my skin has immediately become two shades fairer! The image in the mirror seems to sparkle and beam brightly back at me and I can’t help but wonder, is that magic or what?


KFDA approved and formulated with Niacinamide, snail secretin filtrate, Morus Alba Roots, Camelia Oil, Arbutin and Vitamin C and free from parabens, talc, pigments,phenoxyethanol, benzophenone, triethanolamine and mineral oils, what this Reve Attractive White Cream can do is incredible!


https://lifelittletales.wordpress.com/In short, it:
~ Lightens up skin tone
~ Refine dull and rough skin
~ Smoothen lines and wrinkles
~ Repair and aid in healing of scars
~ Lightens spots and pigmentations
~ Protect skin against sun damages and formation of pigmentations
~ Hydrate and anti-aging


The best part is that it can be applied on the face, arms, legs and practically any part of the body that you want to lighten your skin tone. 

https://lifelittletales.wordpress.com/Besides the instant whitening that could last for the next 24 hours, this light textured cream is also able to keep skin hydrated and I like how it gives my complexion a bright, radiant glow that looks good even without makeup.


Need an instant fix for fairer skin? Try Reve Attractive White Cream! Distributed by ibeaute and available at qoo10.sg

Gülsha Face Oil

5 Mar

How I can not fall in love with this rose garden in a bottle!



Though it is oil but the texture of this fluid is so light that it does not feels like oil at all. I like how it could penetrate into the skin quickly and turning my skin into a silky smooth and soft canvas without leaving any greasy residue.



With the high concentration of 4000kg of Damask Roses in 1L of pure oil and being free from parabens, sulfates, artificial colorings, synthetic rose oil and fragrances, it is no wonder that this skin enhancer would works its magic to oxygenate, balance and rejuvenate the skin while improving the skin’s elasticity, boost its hydration level, aid in healing as well as maintaining the skin’s radiance and softness.  


Not only that Gülsha Face Oil is very nourishing and hydrating, its healing power is amazing too. In fact, the irritable dry patch on my thighs that I have been treating with argan oil for many months without success has miraculously healed in 3 days!     

While I would use this elixir to pacify of my poached skin whenever it needs an instant boost, I am also using a few drops this highly concentrated essence to massage my face every night after splashing on Gülsha Rose Water. I like how it would work overtime to repair and rejuvenate my skin while I sleep. As a result, my skin would look fresher and feel luxuriously soft and smooth the next morning and I certainly love that radiant glow that I see in the mirror!  

Gülsha Face Oil

For the product information, please check out Gulsha Singapore website
and like their Facebook page
for updates and promotions.

Gulsha Rose Water

4 Mar

Hello ladies! What do you do whenever you receive a bouquet of rose? Do arrange them in a vase and admire their beauty for the next few days? Or would you air-dry them over the next few weeks to preserve them as dried flowers? I have once boiled them. I simmered the petals with distilled water to make myself a bottle of rose water spray but seriously, many of you would believe that this little DIY trick would do your skin wonders?


Rose Water is no doubt the secret of many beauties for centuries, but it definitely takes more than rose petals and water to make this elixir. And that it is why I was overjoyed when I come to know about Gulsha Damask Rose Water


What makes Gulsha Damask Rose Water so precious is that contained within every 200ml of the Rose Water is a thousand of preciously handpicked Damask Roses from the yearly harvest and Damask Roses, being the Queen of Flowers, are known for its hydrating and toning benefits. 

Gulsha Rose Water contains 99.9% natural rose extracts, undiluted with water and is delicately produced using the traditional steam distillation techniques and free from parabens, sulfates, artificial colorings and fragrances.

With the ingredient so limited and pure, it is no wonder that people often refer Gulsha Rose Water as Liquid Gold

Indeed, Liquid Gold it is and I just love every drop of it!


It has been two weeks since I have started using this Gulsha Rose Water and I have already witness leaps of improvement on my skin. Due to its rich content of natural antioxidant properties and Vitamin C, it has helps to tone and brightens up my skin tone while soothing my otherwise dull and dry skin with intense hydration. As a result, my skin looks rejuvenated, refreshed and well rested. 


I find the scent of the rose water very therapeutic and I am using it in place of a toner to balance pH level after cleansing, I am using it as a mask to soothe and hydrate my dull and poached skin, I am using it to erase my panda-looking under eye circles, I am using it as a face mist to perk my skin while working in the freezing office and I am using it as a relaxation aromatherapy. In fact, I have found so many uses of the gentle, multi-functional rose water that the list would goes on and on..

DIY Gulsha Rose Water Mask

DIY Gulsha Rose Water Mask 

Now at a promotional price at SGD$68, this Gulsha Rose Water is one worthy investment that your skin will thank you for! 


For the product information, please check out Gulsha Singapore website http://www.gulsha.com.sg and like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gulshasingapore for updates and promotions.


OLIVA forte

21 Feb

This is not a sponsored post or a paid review but a product that I have personally consumed and have benefited from it.

Though my skin flushes and reddens easily, it has never caused me any major problem in my younger days. In fact I have cruised through my teenage years with smooth and clear skin while my peers struggled with acnes and breakouts. My skin was still good in my twenties but it was during this time that I have started my own construction firm and would be spending all most all of my waking hours at the worksite exposing to the sun. Without protection. Little do I know that my ignorance had a price to pay. And a hefty fee with incurring interest that rolled over the next ten years leading to hell breaking loose when I hit mid thirties.

It started with the skin on my hands and legs becoming irritably dry and scaly. Then wounds refused to heal and scars were terribly itchy. Soon my face was affected. Not only that lines and wrinkles have crept up and settled down on my face overnight, my pores have enlarged so much to the extent that I mistook them as beehive. But this wasn’t the worst yet and I started having breakouts and my entire face and neck was filled with little white heads.  

When none of the over-the-counter topical remedies worked, I sought help from beauty salons to beauty salons but instead of redeeming me from my woes, those expensive treatments only max. out my credit cards and left me feeling worst. Though one particular chemical peeling treatment did help to clear up my skin a little but it thinned my skin so much that just a minute under the sun and I will be all red and burning. My skin was ultra sensitive and peeling too. Dermatologists have diagnosed me as hormonal imbalance but again, what they prescribed proved little help.

Though I am usually not one who believes in oral health supplement but through a friend’s recommendation, I decided to give Oliva Forte a try out of exasperation.


Being my skeptical self, I was hoping for miracle but then again, I wasn’t expecting miracle to happen at all. The initial result slow but still, I persisted popping a pill a day and upped to two from the third week after noticing that my dry skin doesn’t itch that much.

Gradually my perseverance paid off, my skin no longer feels so tight and parched after shower and it was okay to skip greasing those sticky and yucky body lotions to soothe my dry skin for a night or two. Wounds and bites took a shorter time to heal. While lines and wrinkles have proclaimed their permanent residency status and decided to make my face their home, my skin has cleared up and those irritable white heads begone.

While I have channeled all my energy on my skin and neglected my poor short and brittle nails, Oliva Forte gave me a bonus by strengthen them and for the first time in many years, I could grow my fingernails to a decent length without crippling.

It has been half a years since I started taking Oliva Forte and these days, I am feeling so much healthier and happier with better general health well being, skin, nails, and hair. 


Touch In Sol My star in the sky BB Cream

23 Nov

With more cosmetic brands are now milking on the latest craze of CC cream, you may be laughing on why I am still writing about BB cream. But hey, before you snort at me, I gotta tell you why this Touch In Sol My star in the sky BB Cream is still one worthy investment.


2Being a typical BB cream formula, this cream is still a multi-taker that offers a quick solution that can act as a makeup base, a highlighter or on its own for a nude makeup effect that provides coverage, whitening, anti-aging and sun protection. However, quite unlike its many ancestors that tends to oxidize and has a greyish undertone that will make looks me deadly after a while, what this Touch In Sol My star in the sky BB Cream gives me is a very sheer sheen of glow.  It contains micro hologram pearl that gives this shimmering effect that could somehow conceals the dullness of my complexion and brighten up my skin tone. 


5It is remarkably water-resistant too. I have done a patch test on my hand and did not bother to clean it but the cream has remained glittering on my hand a few hours later despite that I have touched water for a couple of times within that period. Like wise, my face makeup has remained intact though I was already sweating buckets after an intense gym workout. With stuff so persistent, I am surprised by how easy it is to remove. I have tried using both cleansing milk and cleansing oil and all it takes was a gentle wipe. It does not leave any residue and my face feel clean after washing. For non-rinse cleanser, it is better to repeat the wiping process at least twice to ensure that your face is thoroughly cleansed though.

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Containing active ingredients such as Camomile Extract ,Lavender Extract, Green Tea Extract, PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) Extract, Hydromanil-75560, and Repair Complex CLR, this BB cream is very soothing and I must say that it is impressively moisturizing and I like how it gives me a dewy effect that lasts for long hours.


Its SPF36++ sun protection capability is a bonus too. Because I am lazy bone who would rather stay in between my sheets than to stand an extra minute in front of the dressing table dolling up.

Retailing at SGD$22.90 for a tube of 30ml, the price of Touch In Sol My star in the sky BB Cream is comparable to many Korean BB creams and I would definitely recommend it for a quick and easy fix and those who likes a soft, light-reflecting radiant glow. 



VitaLift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask

22 Nov
How do you define the quality of a facial mask? Unlike my sister who goes by its brand follows by its popularity and then the pricing before deciding whether she will buy the mask or not, I am not as choosy in that aspect. I don’t care whether the mask is branded or unknown or if it costs $2 or $20, I am always game to bring it on and try it myself.
VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask
VitaLift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask
Said to have the benefits of Botox but without its side effects, VitaLift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask is made of nano-sized organic fibres and soaked in a cocktail of active ingredients to deliver multiple benefits to your skin.
Containing Sodium Hyaluronate, a substance that is able to hold up to 1,000 times of its weight in water that acts as an intense moisturizer to stabilize the ECM (ExtraCellular Matrix, the ‘glue’ that holds the facial skin together) as well as Argireline to relax the collagen and elastin fibers and Bifida Ferment Lysate, a probiotic bacteria to suppress and control eczema (atoptic dermatitis), VitaLift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask is able to plump up the face, firms the skin and smoothens wrinkles by temporarily paralyze the muscles.
As a result, skin is more radiant, firmer and supple in 60 minutes!
Thanks to the kind people in Cozycot, I was being offered an opportunity to try out this Estetica’s award-winning ést.lab VitaLift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask.
6Sandwiched in between two protection sheets, the mask is steeply soaked in 25ml of concentrated concoction yet there was no messy dripping when I removed it from the package. The bio cellulose mask is very soothing and I like how it could adhere nicely onto my face. Upon removing the mask after 20 minutes of application, my otherwise parched and dehydrated skin immediately looks well rested and my lines and wrinkles are visibly smoothened. I am glad that there isn’t any sticky residue and my face looks revitalized and visibly brighter.
And if you think that its effects stop there, you are wrong. Because I have woke up the next morning wearing a more fresh and radiant glow! 
With such efficiency, it is no wonder that even supermodel-host Lisa S is a huge fan!
Directions of use:
After cleansing, remove mask from protection sheet. Place mask over face. Press on firmly and evenly to ensure no air pockets are present. Remove maske after 20 – 30 minutes and pad slightly on face without rinsing. For maximum results, apply twice a week.
Vitalift A+ Brillage Nano Bio Cellulose Mask is retailing at SGD$98 for a box of 6 sheets and is available online at: esteticabeauty.com/shop as well as at all Estetica Beauty Studios islandwide:       
Bukit Panjang
Bukit Panjang Plaza, #04-08/09 Tel: 67669668         
Choa Chu Kang   
Block 307, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #01-691 Tel: 67637775         
Dhoby Ghaut   
Plaza Singapura, #06-18 Tel: 67372234         
Marine Parade
Block    86, Marine Parade Central, #01-670 Tel: 64400112   
Punggol Plaza #01-05 Tel: 63439939         
nex@Serangoon Central,  #02-37 Tel: 62856372         
Tampines Mall #B1-04 Tel: 67880188         
Northpoint #03-57/58 Tel: 67555726         
Westgate #03-49 Tel: 1800 3339393


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