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Hi all,

lashes are the thing that can make the eyes looks bigger, more attractive, and seductive. In conjunction with my previous post, I guess today will be all about eyes ^^ and the areas near them.

Shu Uemura eyelash curler is one hot item in the cosmetic world. Why?

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Details from shuuemura-usa.com:

The emblematic, best-selling and award-winning shu uemura eyelash curler featuring enhanced design and upgraded features for ultimate precision that delivers the perfect curl. Upgraded silicone pad in a new “mushroom” shape provides a protective, stay-put edge for improved safety and optimum curl. Upgraded patented hinge with precise engineering applies perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes. Curved angle suits all eye shapes. Calculated shape and size of frame length and ergonomic handles ensure stability and control.

Impressive, right?!

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I get mine a few months ago and let’s face it, this is a high quality product that has won awards for all the right reasons.

The packaging, sleek design that many has tried to copy (yet failed), the cute emblems that sometime attached to it (mon shu girl) or sometime a bit twist (the golden version). And mine, the original, the one that started it all.

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Easy to be used, made with precision and some even swore it last for years and years to come. I’ve tried some other brand and well truth need to be said, this is the only brand for eyelash curler. Those fakes or perhaps the not-so-sophisticated has hurt my lids, broke my lashes, tweak my lashes in an unnatural way, bend the lashes forcefully and other unfortunate events. So, for me a great eyelash curler is a very important matter. And Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is a great eyelash curler that gave me perfect curls, no pain process, just gain, long lasting result (the whole day) and yes, like their description, precision.

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Tips from the makeup artist, curl the lashes in three point, near the roots (never exactly at the roots as they might easily plucked the lashes, middle part and at the ends. Around 10 seconds in each point and on upward direction and there it is a curled up lashes ready for mascara. Add some liners too and bigger and far more attractive eyes instantly.

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Sometime I use false lashes too and the curler helps the lashes to stay close to the falsies.

Love it!

Hi lovely eyes,

has anyone told you that? I had! The feeling is wonderful and made me feels like I have the prettiest eyes on the planet ^^

Unfortunately (sucks, there’s always unfortunately), these eyes need help to stay pretty for years and years to come. That’s why I’m really happy and keen on trying Lancome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl. The new item from Lancome specially made for the pretty eyes.

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Details from www.lancome-usa.com:

Eye luminosity, the new visible sign of youth.

The new 360° eye contour transformation.
Lancôme introduces its 1st eye-illuminating serum, engineered with a unique rotating and massaging applicator to reach even the most inaccessible eye areas.
Experience a 360° eye contour transformation above and below the eyes for visible results.

After 4 weeks of use, results show 78% of women thought that the eye contour was visibly improved.1


Technology:
– First-of-its-kind 360° massaging Light-Pearl™ applicator.
– Perfectly adapts to the fragile eye area
– Offers a delicate and precise massaging action on the eye contour

Benefits:
More Luminous
See Deflated Eye Bags
Smoother
After 4 weeks of use, results show 78% of women thought that the eye contour was visibly improved.1

1Self assessments – consumer test – 4 weeks.

Have you read it? 360 degree of massaging and eye contour transformation. Me waaaannnttttttt




Smoother skin near the eyes, deflated eye bags and luminous too? It’s really engineered for the eyes, sounds too good to be true? Look at the applicator and let me testify some for you as well.

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The teardrop shaped metal ball feels cold on the skin, perfect for the eye bags, the one that usually need cooling action for compressing. The cloudy slightly gel liquid is like a dew touching the eyes area. Comfortable and gives somehow a delightful feeling, it’s either the massaging action or the texture of the metal tear drop pressed against the skin with a lovely serum, or just both.

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Perfect for a lazy bum who rarely gives their eyes a daily massaging or even a great product to be put on. It’s two in one ^^

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Will I keep using it? Yes!
Will I recommend the product? Yes! For everyone start from early 20’s or when the agings start to take control more than ever before.

Tips on using it?
On a clean face after toner and facial serum, before essence, moisturizer and sun protection.

The staff from Lancome told me the product can be used anytime, including after makeup, but I’ve tried using after makeup and it melts my makeup away plus the applicator become tainted, so, I stick to my how to on the Tips above, use it during skincare time for a younger, prettier and perkier looking eyes.




Hi everybody,

I’m here with Nivea Indonesia. Recently they’ve launch new products from the body series. Instead of plain regular lotion, the name body serum comes up, why?


dr. Hanny Nilasari, SpKK selaku staf pengajar Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin FKUI-RSCMmenyatakan, Serum merupakan bahan tambahan dalam formulasi perawatan kulit dan dapat terserap lebih cepat dan dapat berpenetrasi hingga ke lapisan kulit yang lebih dalam. Seperti produk perawatan kulit lainnya, serum dapat bekerja sebagai anti-aging, dan membantu mencerahkan kulit. Kelebihan serum, kandungan bahan aktifnya cukup tinggi, sehingga penggunaan serum
akan menunjukkan hasil dalam waktu yang lebih singkat dibandingkan dengan pelembab biasa atau produk perawatan kulit lainnya.

-All details provided by Nivea Indonesia-


In the lovely box, there’s two products, a charm bracelet, CD, booklet and agenda.

I’m so interested with the body serum since this is my first time trying on Nivea’s Body Serum. For Nivea’s fan for more than 20 years, especially the body and lips product, I would like to keep myself in front with their latest item on the market.

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The two new products is made to help brighten up the skin tone, one for the dry skin and one for the very dry skin. Please do watch my video here:

What do you think about that? Are you interested to try them on? Here’s some more facts I want to share with you.

Clearly if you’re an outdoor person and very active, sun protection is highly recommended for daily maintenance. Keep the skin hydrated and sun protected is crucial.

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It’s not just for beauty reasons like keeping the skin fair, but kept them healthy. A healthy skin can work better as our natural barrier to the environment. Healthier skin also more elastic so they doesn’t get hurt easily and looks glowing with natural radiant too. Nivea Body Serum gives me option to stays active outdoor and indoor.

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Indoor? Yes, all of us who stuck indoor either for classes or our jobs demands us to, also get sun rays from the windows. I’ve done a test where I sit in a car on the left side. The left part of my body tend to be dryer even thou the sun haven’t touched the skin directly, while the right part is moister since there’s zero sun rays, direct nor indirect. So even thou we’re not outdoor, anywhere the sun touches us (direct or indirect) our skin still ‘suffer’ the consequences.

Of course, I’m not denying the benefits of the sun (Vit D), but around 15 minutes a day is consider adequate. That’s why we need SPF on our skin daily to prolong that 15 minutes.

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NIVEA Intensive Advanced Moisture Care Serum

Memberikan perawatan intensif untuk kulit kering

Body Serum yang diperkaya dengan 96% kemurnian Vitamin E dan Grape Seed Extract untuk mengatasi masalah kulit kering.

Rp. 15.000 (75 ml), Rp. 30.000 (200 ml)
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Look at that with just Rp.30.000 per 200 ml, I think Nivea is quite generous, especially for a cheapskate (like me) heehee I thought the product will at least cost Rp 50.000, it’s not, hooray!

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NIVEA UV Extra Whitening Advanced Moisture Care Serum
Melindungi kulit dari sinar matahari dan mencerahkan kulit dalam waktu 2 minggu.
Body Serum dengan kandungan Vitamin C dari Camu camu dan95% Purity Vitamin C derivative sebagai antioksidan, serta licorice extract untuk membantu proses pencerahan kulit.
Rp 15.000 (75ml), Rp 30.000(200 ml)

Either UV Extra Whitening Serum or Intensive Moisture Serum, your call ^^ I think both serum is light enough, smells good (original or fruity), doesn’t give my skin any white cast, oily nor greasy effect, but just the right amount of moisture, low price, comfortable on the skin and unisex too.

To ensure the optimal benefit, just be sure to use them every day and like any other product with SPF, clean the skin thoroughly after each usage.

Thank you.



Hello there!

About a month ago, I went through a procedure, kinda like a caesarian surgery and as most of any other surgery, it leaves mark on the skin. Yes, it is painful alright, to experience it and see the mark, yikes!

Looking down at the booboo, which of course I wont show it off here, I want the skin to be back as it used to. So the doctor gave me a product that said help remove or reduce the scar. Dermatix Ultra Scar Reduction Advanced Silicone Gel, hmm, scar reduction? So, it is definitely reducing and not completely erased the scar.

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Details from http://www.dermatix.asia/:

What is Dermatix® Ultra?

Dermatix® Ultra is an advanced scar formula that is proven effective in the management of scars. It has the innovative CPX (cyclopentasiloxane) technology for improved effects in flattening and softening scars and contains a unique ingredient of Vitamin C which gives the benefit of photoprotection and skin lightening.

Dermatix® Ultra’s high grade of skin conditioning agent heals your scar without the greasy tacky feel upon application. It leaves a soft, silky and clean feel when applied to the skin.


Dermatix® Ultra is available in 7g and 15g tubes.

The Benefits of Dermatix® Ultra:

* Proven efficacy in flattening, softening and lightening scars
* Innovative formula with CPX technology & unique Vitamin C
* Convenience with elegant, quick drying formulation
* Excellent cosmetic properties: smooth and silky feel, transparent & odourless
* Easy to apply
* Safe to use, even for children
* Recommended by plastic surgeons


And one more thing, it is not cheap.

 
15 gr of Dermatix Ultra cost about Rp.300k

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The clear gel feels easy on the skin and so far I haven’t experience ANY discomfort while using it. I always put it on a clean skin and put a thin layer of it on top of the closed wound. It is not recommended to be put on top of open wound ya, so please do be careful on this and read the instruction given on the leaflet.

The gel easily create a thin film covering the scar on the skin and slowly but sure help the scar to diminish. At first when the scar is new, there’s a bit swollen and the skin appears darker, after a month the swelling reduced by far and the skin appears lighter too in terms of shade. I was advice to use the product as soon as the wound is dry and the scar is new. Old scar will take longer time to heal than the new one.

I’ve used the product for a month now and … it does help reducing and not 100% eliminating the scar. It’s still one month and I think there’s half of tube left which is enough for one more month.

Will I keep using it? Yes, since the product show a progressive result.

My tips: Consult your doctor when using it and help make sure the booboo are closed tightly before using Dermatix Ultra Scar Reduction Advanced Silicone Gel.

May be used on facial skin as well.


Hi ladies,

who loves spa? I do!!!

I raise both hands and feet (if I could) haha! It’s like pampering time is here! Unfortunately, not all of us has the luxury to spend time (and money) at the spa. So, I try to create the spa at my home, using scrubs, body butter, scented candles and so on.

One brand that is familiar with spa in Indonesia is called Dewi Sri Spa. On this opportunity I’m trying one of their collection called Peach Delima Body Foam.

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Details from http://www.dewisrispa.com:

Peach Delima Signature Series

Exotism of peach and delima has inspired various cultures from the ancient time. Delima (Punica granatum) represent eternity, lavish and fertility. Both are riched with vitamin C, vitamin A and poliferol as antioxidant and promote a fresh, smooth, healthy-looking complexion.

With a self foaming device the product burst out lovely foam with a rather sharp to the nose scent of peach delima. For the whole body I think it took around 10 pumps. I did try to enjoy the scent and benefit, which hmm, I can’t seem to experience. The cleansing properties is okay, I guess, but there’s no adequate freshness to it nor healthy looking complexion. In fact, I can easily replace the product with any other kind of body foam with a cost far less.


Verdict:

Sorry to say this item get more negative feedback from me. The Rp.100k ++ price is too much for a 2 weeks usage (2x a day). The scent is a bit sharp on the nose and the I don’t see any ‘real’ benefits to the skin.


Hello everyone!!

I hope you’re doin’ fine today ^^

As this month (May 2013) in Indonesian Beauty Blogger is about Dull to Doll, Estee Lauder present the staffs with a Primer to start it all. Where every women can be beautiful, a correct start is essential. From their series of skincare to makeup collection, Estee Lauder has been providing us with beauty products for decades.

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I’ve done the Illuminating version some time ago (Click HERE) and now, the Matte has come ^^

Details from http://www.esteelauder.com:

PRODUCT DETAILS
Prime for perfection.

Discover the power of a primer with this targeted formula that controls oil and reduces shine so makeup looks smooth, even, flawless.

Soft-vision optics minimize the look of pores and flaws to create an even canvas.

Skin-calming Green Tea and Vitamin E rebalance and perfect. Oil-free.

Ideal for Normal/Combination and Oily Skin.

HOW TO USE

  • Moisturize first.
  • Then, smooth evenly over face and blend.
  • Apply makeup.

FORMULA FACTS
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
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Above is the swatch done at my hand, and on the skin it was clearly seen the difference between using Illuminating and Matte. From the ingredients, texture, color, and function, the two primer definitely gives the skin a different effect. But both feel comfortable on the skin.

I know a swatch won’t be enough for you ^^ below is me using the products at my face.

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Here’s illuminating.

Illuminating, when I want to boost radiance and ‘charming’ effect, hence that’s why there’s a sticker of princes(s) charming ^^ perfect for usage in an aircon room all day long or during traveling to dry climate. Where the skin need more moist effect. So the skin looks like there’s a luminous glow from within. A perfect light base before foundation, best to be used with the series that help the skin to look pearly glow, healthy glow, or natural glow, it’s your choice.

Pearly glow: pair it up with brightening products and makeup. Use makeup that contains glistening/sparkling powders.

Healthy glow: Use a CC Cream after the primer, a light moisturizing loose powder and a touch of colorful makeup for the spring.

Natural glow: Use a BB Cream after the primer, add compact powder and loose powder, earth colored makeup is suitable afterwards.

Or any kind of glow you want, imagination is the key ^^

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Here’s matte.

Matte, when I want to stay active (hence the dancing me sticker ^^) without that oily/greasy look. The primer help my skin to stay matte longer and better. Hmm, it appears like my skin looks whiter/fairer too since I think the primer help reducing the redness from the calming properties. The powder stays on longer and the skin does feels fresher. Suitable to be used with other mattefying product but careful not to over-dry the skin.

Matte finish is sought after for those with oily skin type, but a primer alone wont be enough. Always drink plenty of water throughout the day so the skin stays hydrated hence no need to overcompensate with oils from within. A hydrating moisturizer and skincare with water-based ingredients also encourage to be used before the primer.

A matte look can be attained by adding foundation/BB Cream, compact and loose powder. Use an oil blotter no more than 1-2 times a day or only when necessary.

Don’t forget to clean the makeup thoroughly 2x day and always go to bed with a clean moisturized skin. An overused makeup will lead the skin dehydrated, clogged and dull.

Thank you Estee Lauder Indonesia.

Hello gorgeous ladies,

there’s a new serum in the Biotherm world and I’m going to share how awesome it is, be prepared ^^

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Here some details from www.biothermsg.com:

The team from Biotherm has been so excited and exuberant when showing me the products and what it can do. I was in either try to grasp their enthusiasm or somehow in disbelief, can a product be THAT good?

They’ve shared with me the 9 visible result, the texture, the bottle and the details.

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As usual the Biotherm is about pure thermal plankton and since a couple of years ago, they start exploring new resources to the waters from ocean, lakes, rivers and not just spa water. Now, the Blue Therapy Serum is extracted from 3 different water sources.

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Please do watch the video.

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What do you think? After viewing the video, reading about the ingredients and see the details above, where we can do something about aging and it will show an 80% differences. So from 100% aging, only 20% is inevitable, so if we use the correct product, we might avoid the 80%, resulting in a youthful skin, firm, less lines and wrinkles, and less dark spots too. Amazing!

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Benefits

80% of the signs of aging can be visibly reduced.

Results

Wrinkles appear smoother, contours feel tighter as though uplifted and dark spots appear reduced for a visible transformation. For all skin types.

Texture

A golden elixir that melts into your skin.

Apply morning and/or evening to clean skin.
Apply either underneath your usual moisturiser or anti-age product, or apply alone.
Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the centre. Finish by the neck. Avoid eye contour.


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And this is the product, please do mind my comical mood ^^ lately I need to express my self more, more than just words, after all an image worth thousands of words. A product this good do need thousands of words ^^

Yes, there are tiny sparkles on the smooth gel, like golden mixed with white gold is crushed and infused. The amazing smell of aquatic resources and a touch from Biotherm scent department. It’s like an elixir, an efficacious liquid for youth.

I’ve been using it for weeks and I’ll begin with how smooth and fast it is to penetrate into the skin, leaving the skin a bit glow before completely absorb. There are reaction from the skin, in my case, a positive reaction. Hydration, firmer, dewier, plumper skin with a more even toned complexion within 10 days. And I’m sure this is not yet the climax.

The product is used like other serum, on a cleaned face, after the toner and right before moisturizer. I use it with my Aquasource, a moisturizer from Biotherm family as well. You may use it with other brand and range but best to be used within the series of the same brand.

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Will I keep using it? Definitely!

Will I recommend the product to my loved ones? Yes!

Thank you so much Biotherm Indonesia.

Hi everybody ^^

Finally, I see my self at Shu Uemura counters in Indonesia. A program which I’ve been involved this past month with Shu Uemura to help everyone finding their match in the varieties of cleansing oils. As everyone probably aware, those 6 cleansing oils has been a true testimony of products that actually work and loved by so many people in the world. From a skincare addict to a true makeup artist. The unique ingredients and individuality of each creates a one of a kind items for 6 different needs.

Please do read about other testimony as well at the counter.

Mine is Ultime8 Sublime Cleansing Oil.

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From the beginning until now where I almost finished it, Ultime8 has giving me nothing but pleasure and satisfaction.

Does it means that I can’t use other variety from the cleansing oil family at Shu Uemura world? Nope, I still can use the one for all skin type or just about any type that suits my skin’s need and mood at the moment.

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Thank you Shu Uemura Indonesia, the oils are almost up, time to get a new one now ^^


Hi everyone!!
I received a package from Bio Essence Singapore where they introduce a new series with Royal Jelly + ATP. ATP is Adenosine Triphospate, the source of energy (please google up on that one when more details are needed).
Here’s some opening from Bio-essence:
Bio-essence has innovatively blended Bio Energy Fluid, Bio Mineral Amino Acid Essence, and precious natural ingredients such as Ginseng, Aloe Vera and Angelica with the addition of Royal Jelly & ATP to create out latest V Face Series.
Queen bees feed exclusively on Royal Jelly, accounting for their incredible longevity. Their lifespan is 40x longer than the worker bee. This shows the advance anti-ageing effets on Royal Jelly.
ATP helps to supply and communicate energy to skin cells like a continuous current, improving micro-circulation effectively to renew and repair skin.
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From the original 6 steps series, Bio-essence sends me 3 of them. Deep Exfoliating Gel, Radiant Youth Essence and Face Lifting Cream. All have their own uniqueness and specialty. The series comes in deep blue tone.

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Inside the product’s box there’s other stuff than details. In the cream, a measuring tape is provided. It is a tool to help checking on the V shape on the cheeks, seriously? Yes, apparently the product also promoting firmer skin which result in :

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Impressive isn’t it?! Upon usage I can feel the tightness and lifting effect. There is a slight tingling sensation, like cooling the skin. The cream feels easy on the skin, leaving the skin velvety smooth without greasy feeling.

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I recommend for anyone to try on the cream and feel it. The white creamy texture is soft and feels smooth, however, as it comes in every box, there’s an allergy reaction that might comes on some people. Bio-essence are reassuring that their products are using safe ingredients and wont harm the skin, nevertheless, please do read it carefully before using it.

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I’m only using it a few times now and haven’t do any measuring ^^ but when I do, I’ll share it here.

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Next, it’s the Deep Exfoliating Gel, there are some other products like these in the market, some are safe to be used and proven friendly to the skin and while just don’t. Where is this product lies?

Here’s the details given:

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In short, the product help to ‘clears up’ the skin and the whole look. I’m using it once a week, and beside for facial usage the product may be used for different areas, such as knees and elbows too heehee. For those bride to be, I do recommend to use the product all over the skin for that all over refining effect, and continue with moisturizer, the peeling gel helps removes everything that inhibit the nourishment to take place on the skin.

Result? A more even tone skin with radiant glow (after moisturizer).

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Here’s a bit of demo on my hand.

The cloudy yellow-brown gel is light to the touch and easily distributed, like melting on the skin

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Then, gently rub the skin, within seconds the dead skin cells will come up and rinse it with water after finish (when the skin feels dry). Use a regular facial cleanser afterwards and experience a clearer looking skin.

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The last item is an essence that feels and looks like facial oil I’ve used before. The texture is light and even thou’ it’s really like oil, it does penetrate within a minute leaving the skin feeling soft and not oily.

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The product can be used for an arms and legs too ^^ I know it is ideal to be used in the cold weather where the air is very dry, but the product also suits me who stays in air conditioned room almost 24/7.

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I use the essence after cleaning the face and toner, right before moisturizer. So Bio-essence with these 3 products are gathering up to become the 3 Treasures of The V Face Series for that v shaped face and help reduce the double chin (yippieee!!) added bonus: softer skin with firming effect and away from dryness.

Now, readers in Singapore, do you want to try one by winning it?

  Play the UNLOCK YOUR FEMININE CHARM Facebook game & stand to win daily prizes at:
https://www.facebook.com/bioessence.sg/app_559598417396344


Hi everybody,

last week is the second event with Shu Uemura Indonesia for their OB collections.

Some of the products are already viewed through the previous post (HERE) while some sold out products are available at Shu Uemura Mal Kelapa Gading counter.

Please do watch the video below:



The products are so cute, right?!

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While walking around at the counter, I also see familiar faces, hehehe, me and other fellow bloggers chosen for the cleansing oil varieties. Please do read why we love our cleansing oils and learn which one suits you best.

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And since there are makeup and look competition for the princesses, I draw something at my sis’s face to commemorate the occasion ^^ she’s the forest princess.

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During the event we have the chance to witness 2 artistes drawing the model from the live makeup demo. There are 4 artistes coming that day and we can see their creations.  It was quite a crowded event and happy to see the traffic from the ongoing lookers.

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The live makeup demo is colorful and the live sketch done following the makeup is awesome. I love how the colors blends in together and how the artistes are using the shu uemura products as their tools. Yes, all the linings are made using eyebrow pencils, the blush on are using lipsticks, the colors are from eye shadows, and so on.

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Ms. Regina, the Brand Manager of Shu Uemura Indonesia happily shares the new collection, the background and Ms.Sesa share the same sentiment. The princesses are unique and somehow reminds me of fairies ^^

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Around 30 minutes the drawing and makeup demo is done. Look at the result? Neat!

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Me with Ella, the lovely makeup artist from Shu Uemura.

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Last but definitely not least, the products and congratulations to all the winners that day ^^ Enjoy the prizes and love love love to read your report soon ya!

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Winners? Yes, all bloggers invited come dressed up like the princess they choose to be and 4 bloggers has been picked and won a pretty palette from Shu Uemura.

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Thank you so much!!!