Thursday, July 17, 2014

[Skincare Review] Smaller Face with 2B Alternative Serum!!

Hello hello!!

It's been such a long time I've updated this space!
Feeling guilty much but I'll make it up by introducing to you my new found skincare love!!

It's the 2B Alternative Serum For Face!!


This product is sponsored by 2B Alternative but I can honestly tell you.. It works.. At least for me.
I've finished using 2 1/2 bottles of the serum before I actually wrote this.

2B Alternative has been in the market for quite some time now and I've heard of it way back of how it worked.


2B Alternative's ambassador, Tavia Yeung (my favourite TVB actress btw =D) swears by it and claims that the serum helped her achieve a sharper jaw! 

Above is the reason why I decided to try this out haha!

And I'm soooo glad I decided to because I'm seeing a difference!

Here's a list of the active ingredients and how it is used to target different problems on the face!
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Nancy Wu's one of 2B Alternative's ambassador too!! =D

The box is double sealed to ensure that the products has not been opened before.




Each box of 2B Alternative Face serum comes with 2 bottles of 7ml goodness along with 2 individual silicone droppers that are to be attached to the bottles once opened.

1 bottle of the serum lasted me about about 1 month as I was religiously using it every morning and night! You only need 1-2 drops of it each time you apply and you'll see the difference already! It's a slow process but at least it's feeling so much firmer!!



I was quite skeptical about the silicone droppers as it looked quite flimsy and I didn't want the serum to be wasted if I toppled it over but to my surprise, it held on snuggily to the bottle throughout the whole use and never once did it come off by itself!

I did have some difficulty trying to convince myself to throw away the bottle when the serum was finishing though cos I still see a potential few drops left but I wasn't able to squeeze every single drop out by using the dropper so I ended up opening the whole top and scooping every single drop of serum left with my little finger before I threw it away. HAHA!

The serum's consistency is a little thicker then your usual toner but thinner then moisturizers.
What I like best about it is that it gets absorbed so quickly and doesn't feel sticky!!

Here's a little diagram of how I use the 2B Alternative Face serum with the help of my handy face massager (similar to the Refa Carat rollers)~~ you can use your fingers too if you do not have a face massager~~

If you take a look at the picture above, the portion colored in BLUE is where I usually concentrate on massaging the serum at because that area tends to be where it gets all puffy. 
But of course, you can use it on your double chin if you want to~ Just remember the main points below!

Red Dot = 1 of the facial lymph nodes to drain out toxins. Just place your index and middle behind your earlobe, that's roughly where the lymph node is.
Big Purple Dot = Also a lymph node, but you can take this as your "interchange". All the toxins from your other facial lymph nodes should be drained drawn to your interchange in the end.

Step 1
Green Dotted Arrow = Always make sure to clear the way towards the lymph node before moving any more toxins to it. Think of it like a road! You can't have cars moving from behind if the ones in front don't move right?? Next~~
Green Solid Arrow all the way down to the purple dot to clear the way!!

Step 2
Black Dotted Arrow = Same logic as above! This time concentrate on moving toxins from the blue area nearest to the lymph node behind the ear.
Black Solid arrow all the way to the red dot to prepare to move all toxins from the "sub interchange" (Red Dot) to the main interchange!

Step 3
Join the Red Dot to the Purple dot by massaging it downwards along the green arrows. Hold it for 2-3 seconds with your massaging finger at purple dot.

Repeat a few more times until the serum is absorbed!


It's that easy!! With the massage AND the serum, I'm sure you can see the difference!



I hope you find this review useful!! Definitely gonna to continue using this!! SMALL FACE! I WANT SMALL FACE!!


For more info:
Our Official website: http://www.2blife.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2Bslimming     









         



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

[Hair Post] Bits of Purple + Blog Revamp Photoshoot!

Hello lovelies! Long time no see!

I'm back with a combined post of my latest hair I did with my beloved stylist Jerry from Headlines Hairdressing as well as the recent photoshoot I had with Anthony & Roger Chua!

Did my hair just to make sure my photos look nice~ Haha!
Photo by Anthony - Still Costography
I feel so bad cos I'm only blogging about this now and when I go back again to Headlines to do my hair again later this month, Jerry is definitely gonna scold me for not going back to do my treatments.(cos I did this hair  color in March and skipped my treatments for April and May =P) 

This is how much Jerry loves his customers' hair. HAHAHA!


So... as usual... I always tend say Hi to Jerry with hair like that  ↑ 
Roots that have grown soooo long and unkempt hair cos I know Jerry will make it pretty again~ Teehee~ 


I always let Jerry decide on what color I should do for my hair cos he's a master at it!!
He decided that I should go for a way darker brown with purple highlights this time instead of the usual light colors! I was quite skeptical about me having dark hair but after Jerry explained how my hair will not be as yellow after with a darker brown, I gave in~ HAHAH! I just hate yellow hair!

I've never done much highlights before on my hair so I was kinda excited and nervous at the same time!

I didn't actually expect much for the highlights cos they look kinda dark on the chart above.
 (Colors are not shown to accuracy in picture due to lighting)


And the process of the tedious work Jerry has to do on my hair starts!
As usual, my roots were colored first to match closely to my current hair color in order to have a nice and even tone.
Jerry then separates small bundles of hair that are to be highlighted away from the rest. There was ZERO BLEACHING AT ALL YO! 

After a 2 hour of coloring, Jerry insisted that I do the Mucota 3 step hair treatment that takes no time at all!
You can read my other posts on the treatment HERE

And now....... the result....... Excited??
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Looks nice eh~~~  Looks soooo soft and healthy right?
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I'm so in love!!! 

I love the dark brown shade so much! Makes me look more sophisticated but not that matured cos of the purple highlights! And my hair looks WAYYYY healthier!

And the purple highlights are only obvious under sunlight or flash~ Surprisingly, it's been almost 2 months since I had the highlights and they're still very vibrant which is very rare for not-so-normal colors like these!


A shot with Jerry for making my hair so healthy and pretty all the time!!!


Wanna get my hair color and hair so manageable?? 
Go look for Jerry now and just quote my name  "Golly-Locks" to get 15% off all hair services &10% for Dyna treatments! (excluding promotions)

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And just in case you're not too sure how to get there, here's a simple guide:

1. Take the MRT to "Chinatown", purple line aka north east line
2. Take the Exit F
3. Walk all the way straight and you'll spot China Square Central
4. Head towards Headlines Hairdressing located on the 1st floor!
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Do remember to like their Facebook Page too for the latest promos!!


Headlines Hairdressing
Address: 18 Cross Street #01-15, China Square Central
Contact: 6221 6866
Hair Stylist: Jerry Chua (off on Tuesdays)

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Now! On to the photoshoot I did with 2 amazing photographers for my possible blog revamp!
This was sooooo last minute so I really wanna thank both of them! I really love the photos!

First set of photos was taken with Roger from http://www.rogerchua.com/ !
I went for a more edgy mode kinda look~


Photo taken by http://www.rogerchua.com/
Monochromatic Dots OOTD
White Cropped Sweat Shirt: Lowry's Farm
3/4 Polka Dotted Harem Pants: Bangkok, JJ Market
Black Strappy Hollow Wedged Shoes: Murua
Lime Green Clutch: Murua
Silver x Black Chunky Necklace: SE7EN, Boutique in Singapore


MAKE UP
Top Lashes : Diamond Lash, Bambi Eye + Lady Eye
Bottom Lashes: Dolly Wink No. 21 Secret Girl
Eyebrow Mascara: Dolly Wink No.01 Milk Tea
Lips: Revlon Colourburst Balm stain in Romantic
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VDL, Triple Shot Lip Tint in No. 501 Triple Red
Blush: Clio Art Blusher in Peach and Rose Pink
Contact Lens: Dazzle Me Lens, Little Tiara in Brown
Photo taken by http://www.rogerchua.com/
Photo taken by http://www.rogerchua.com/

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2nd set of photos were more towards the sexy + sweet + romantic, matured, "Big sister" kinda look! Very Resexxxy  and Lip Service inspired~
I love love love this dress I got from Lip Service when I was Odaiba!
So sweet and romantic~

Took this set at Fullhouse Cafe which is such a romantic place!!

Photo by Anthony - Still Costography


Floral Romantic Summer OOTD
Floral Beige One-Piece: Lip Service
White Wedged Sandals: Emoda
Dangling Non-Pierce Earrings: Osewaya
Midi Gold Rings: Lovisa
Silver Angled Necklace: Lovisa
Gold Bangle: Riche Je U


MAKE UP
Top Lashes Diamond Lash, Bambi Eye + Lady Eye
Bottom Lashes: Dolly Wink No. 21 Secret Girl
Eyebrow Mascara: Dolly Wink No.01 Milk Tea
Lips: VDL, Triple Shot Lip Tint in No. 501 Triple Red + Concealer
Blush: Clio Art Blusher in Peach and Rose Pink
Contact Lens: Dazzle Me Lens, Little Tiara in Brown


Photo by Anthony - Still Costography
Photo by Anthony - Still Costography
You can see the purple highlights right?! hehehe~
Photo by Anthony - Still Costography

Hopefully the blog revamp goes well!! Can't wait to see the draft!!

Thanks for reading and I'll see you in my next post!!











         



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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

[Cosme Review] Body Shop - Concealer Pencil (Crayon Correcteur)

Hello hello!!

In the mood to blog today so I'm gonna be doing a short cosme review!


Today's review will be on The Body Shop's
CONCEALER PENCIL (CRAYON CORRECTEUR)
* No.. I didn't spell "correcteur" wrongly..*

I've never really reviewed about Body Shop's stuff before.. But I felt that their products are pretty worth mentioning in my blog.

I've been a member of theirs for quite some time now and I'm currently also using their products.
Note: This is not a sponsored review but I found the need to share my opinions on this product with Y'all!

My favourite products would definitely be their Vitamin E eye cream!
And also their lip balms which are sooo much love!

I might review their eye cream very soon cos I simply can't do without it~

So back to the topic, I believe the Concealer pencil from Body shop has been around for quite some time now and I only decided to buy it because there was a mega sale going on.

Body shop well-known for their Love and protect the earth, free of animal testing, community trade support and defense of human rights ingredients~

And the main ingredients in this concealer are:

- An effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin- Provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier,
 thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness


Moisturises and helps to condition the skin
Acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture- Helps to keep product texture consistent

- An antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the skin

[SHADES]


The Crayon Correcteur comes in quite a few shades but unfortunately the shop I went to at Nex seem to only have 3 shades available(according to the salesgirl).



From what I saw in the store (3 shades) and from the color chart on Body Shop's website, the shades for the Crayon Correcteur seems to lean towards a more yellowish tone.

Although I'm an Asian, my skintone is more of a pinkish tone rather then yellow.
So I had no choice but to go for  No. 3 which is the pinkiest and lightest tone among the three.

But.. sadly it was STILL too yellow for my skintone...
I had to use a concealer of my own which suits my skin tone over it so that it blends.


The Body Shop's Crayon Correcteur concealer does require sharpening and I believe Body Shop has a sharpener sold specially for this concealer pencil.


Now, for the consistency of the Crayon Correcteur..
It is REALLY thick therefore a high coverage. However, the blending... requires some practice.
As you can see from the above picture, because of it's relatively dry formula, blending seems a little difficult.

I have a routine for covering up my red blemishes and that is to apply a green concealer below before apply a natural skin colored concealer over it. When I use the Crayon Correcteur over it, it just wipes my green concealer off totally, meaning I had to apply it on my fingers and dab it on top which again defeats the purpose of having this pencil formed concealer right? But then again, I'm fine with applying with my fingers but the cover

Also, I would suggest not to use this concealer to cover up your under eye circles cos it's a tad too dry for it.

I managed to find a very good use for this concealer pencil though since I gave up trying to use it to cover up my spots.. And that is to use it for contouring!
Just warm up the pencil slightly by swiping it a couple times on your hands and apply it to your brow bones for and a darker shade for contouring your nose bridge!

Just for a reference, here's a video of me using a eyebrow pencil to define my nose bridge.
You can replace it with the Crayon Correcteur if you can't find the right shade like me to use this as a concealer! 




Conclusion: (Max 5 ♥)
(Body Shop - Concealer Pencil, Crayon Correcteur)

Texture: ♥♥
Texture is a tad to dry for my liking, but it does a perfect job in concealing spots or blemishes if blended well.

Effect on my skin: ♥♥♥
High coverage as a concealer if you can find the correct shade, unfortunately for me non of the shades match my skintone to use it as a concealer.
Does a great job in highlighting my brow bones though - might just buy a darker shade to do contouring on my nose.

Cons: 
A little too dry thus making it a tad difficult to blend out.
All the shades lean towards the yellowish tone.

Availability: ♥♥♥
Available at all Body Shop outlets in Singapore, note that only certain shades are available though.

Price: ♥♥
Priced at about SGD$19.90, if it works for you definitely a good buy~
For me... I find it worth it to get it in another darker shade just for contouring just because it isn't that easy to find something in a similar form as the Crayon Correcteur with such a price.

Will I repurchase this again?
Yep! only in a darker shade this time~ just so my I have an easier time doing my contouring~



That aside... I recently did a video review on the April's Black Box products and it's finally out!
Pardon my choppy talking as it's the first time I did a review with so many people around! Oh and my chubby face~ Dang it early morning puffiness! 
Do give a thumbs up and subscribe if you found my review useful!




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