Thursday, January 29, 2015

Buy RIVER ISLAND Online with ZALORA

Chinese New Year is coming once again and I absolutely love that I get more excuses to buy new clothings and accessories for Chinese New Year so as to get good luck. I bet most people think likewise so why not head over to ZALORA and purchase River Island Singapore online.

For you out there who are not familiar with River Island, River Island is a high street fashion brand set up by the Lewis brothers in London in 1948. With more than 60 years of history, River Island is still a family owned business to the Lewis family. This is impressive!

In case you are not aware, there is a River Island sale going on at ZALORA which you absolutely cannot miss, especially if you have yet to get your Chinese New Year clothings and accessories!

I really like how some items are carefully selected to be classified under CNY Collection. This dress in particular caught my eye and it's on sale!!

In case your man needs some CNY shopping as well, just head over to the Men's Section and there is a good collection of casual to smart casual clothings and accessories that will definitely be suitable for him to look and feel good for the year of the Goat. :)

I know of shoppers out there who are usually impatient and really want their items to be in their hands within the shortest possible time. You will be glad to know that most items are expected to be delivered to your door step within 1 - 3 working days! Furthermore, delivery is FREE as long as your purchase is above $40. With the 30 days free return period, you need not worry about purchasing the wrong or unsuitable items and wasting your money. Let's get ready to dress up for this Chinese New Year, shall we?? :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Review of Pentaxyl™

It has been a a while since I went about reviewing anything and today I finally got down to reviewing a new product which is my absolute new love. This is none other than Pentaxyl™!!

Many would be asking, what is this product???


Extracted from site:-

Pentaxyl is a proprietary blend of herbal extracts and the breakthrough formulas of the Matrixyl® Complex and Argireline, which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and furrows, help skin look thicker and firmer, and gives the skin a youthful glow. Pentaxyl has harnessed the age-fighting power of "bio-peptide" technology, with three age-fighting bio-peptides (1) Pamitoyl-Pentapeptide-3 (Matrixyl) (2) Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (3) Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline). Peptides are a low molecular weight amino acid group that are building blocks of proteins that make up plants and animals. Palmitoyl_Pentapeptide-3 was discovered at National Institute of Health.

Pentaxyl may temporarily reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Skin will take on a more youthful appearance. While nothing can rewind time, Pentaxyl has been shown to support a beautiful, resilient, flawless look by fighting against the visible signs of ageing.

Benefits:-

  • Works on both the epidermis and the dermis
  • Contains three peptide formulas
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and furrows (especially in the brow, forehead and eye areas)
  • Promotes the look of skin firmness and thickness
  • Reduces skin discolourations and increases hydration
  • Supports smooth skin texture and colour
  • Helps minimise the appearance of stretch marks
Pentaxyl™ is a light-weight non greasy cream and I used a pea-size for my whole face (as I have combination skin and would like to go easy initially).

We are encourage to use circular motion to massage in Pentaxyl™ into our skin to allow the cream to be properly absorbed by the skin as well as promote blood circulation. I love the minty after-feel after applying Pentaxyl™!
Top to bottom: Gently massaging into skin, Pentaxyl™ being absorbed into skin

So you might be wondering now, what happen to me that made me love this product??? Let's take a look at my naked face taken in Dec 2014, shall we?

You can see from the picture above that I have deep laugh line on the right side of my face. And for whatever reason, it is more obvious and deeper than my left face. So I decided to try Pentaxyl™ on my right laugh line, and massaging any residue into the rest of the face.

I kept to my usual skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Without changing any products in my skincare regime, I only added Pentaxyl™ to apply after the toner and before moisturiser. As a start, I experience a few pimples popping out but they went off after a week and I haven't had any breakouts after which. I interpreted this as my skin trying to get used to the new product.

Even though it is encouraged to use Pentaxyl™ for both day and night, I decided to just stick with applying Pentaxyl™ during the night for my skin to get more norishment and repair through the night.

Honestly it did not occur to me to see obvious effects as I believe skincare products always need time to work their magic. But yesterday I noticed my laugh lines on the right face seem to be looking lighter and quickly asked my hubby for confirmation. He agreed!!! I decided to take a picture again and do a side by side comparison below.

From the picture above, I can see that my right laugh line is indeed lighter!!! I am really glad because I have been wondering what I can do to lighten these lines for the longest time, especially when I am getting older everyday. What makes me so convinced that Pentaxyl™ works is because the improvement can be seen over a period of 1 month and me only applying it during the night (instead of both day and night).

In case you are wondering Pentaxyl™ must be super expensive to be effective, you will be pleasantly surprised that it is only $106.75 for 118ml. This is totally affordable in today's market considering the price of another similar product from Strivectin-SD is already double!

I purchased this wonderful product from this site, which you can go check it out. However, should you want to be a money savvy shopper to get some cashback from your purchase, do drop me a comment with your email address.

You have finally reach the end of my review post and I hope Pentaxyl™ is able to help you like how it helped me!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cosmopolitan Fun Fabulous! Fearless Weekend with SK-II

How's 2015 for your peeps out there???? I am dying and piled down with work which explained the snail speed for my blog posting. But but but..... save this weekend, 18 January for something exciting!!!

Cosmopolitan is holding its Fun Fabulous! Fearless Weekend on 18th of January. Popular YouTube stars Jenn Im (ClothesEncounter, US https://www.youtube.com/user/clothesencounters ), Rae (The RAEViewer, US https://www.youtube.com/user/RAEview), Nayoung (Oiseau88, US https://www.youtube.com/user/oiseau88) and Suzi (StyleSuzi, UK https://www.youtube.com/user/StyleSuzi) will be in town this weekend as to talk beauty and fashion!

If you want to learn some insider fashion and beauty tips from Popular YouTube’s stars, RAEView, Oiseau88, StyleSuzi and ClothesEncounter, sign up for the Cosmo Fun Fearless Fabulous Weekend with SK-II Singapore today!

All guests will receive a gift set from SK-II worth $160; do sign up fast if you are interested as slots are limited.

Find out more details on how to join at regonline.com/CosmoBeautyClub today!

Monday, December 8, 2014

American Apparel on ZALORA

For a number of years, the fashion industry in Singapore has been evolving with the number of overseas apparel companies been made available locally. I still recall during my teens, ESPRIT and Levi's were the 'in' brands because they are internationally recognised apparel companies. Over the years, we see more and more of such companies entering the shore of Singapore such as GAP, H&M etc. This has certainly bring Singapore's fashion industry to the next level and at the same time stimulating local companies and designers to bring local names to the higher heights.

Today, I am very excited to share that another internationally known brand has reached the shore of Singapore and that is none other than American Apparel on ZALORA! I still recall the last time I had to purchase American Apparel by participating in a spree which is totally unnecessary now. Woohoo!!!!!

American Apparel is an american apparel manufacturer, distributor and retailer based in Los Angeles, California. They offer a wide variety of men and women apparel, ranging from casual to formal. Most importantly, the prices are affordable which is good news for our pockets!


For fans of American Apparel, you will be glad to know that some of your favourite items could be on sale now. Do we need more reason why we need to make that purchase already? :)

I'm really glad that American Apparel is available on ZALORA which makes shopping so much easier and fuss-free for consumers in Singapore. All you need to do is to sit in front of your computer, click and add items to your shopping cart and delivery will be made to your indicated address for free as long as your purchase is above $40. Worry that the item does not fit you? No worries because return / exchange is made fuss-free for you via ZALORA store at ION Orchard (service available until 28 February 2015), or via Singpost counters or POPStations. So go on and shop again during this Christmas Season!

Monday, October 13, 2014

ZALORA Online Magazine

I still remember during my teens that I love reading Teens magazines and I would save my pocket money to get them regularly. As the years passed, my magazines preference have evolved to CLEO, Her World for the latest makeup tips and fashion trends. The only problem I had with this reading habit is STORAGE. I find it wasteful to throw them away but at the same time, these magazines were occupying the limited space I had when I was still staying with my parents.

With the evolution of technology, everything went "E". Ebooks, Emagazines, u name it, we have it, all conveniently accessible with internet, computers or tablets. Even companies are differentiating and diversifying to include online fashion magazine to keep a regular pool of customers and followers. Many of you would know ZALORA as a online shopping heaven but do you also know there is ZALORA Magazine well? I actually don't too,but now I do, hehe.

Ranging from the latest fashion trends for women and men to special highlight to specific brands, it's an interesting concise way of knowing that latest 'in' trend without wordy paragraphs. If you would like to get an item that is presented on ZALORA online magazine, you will be happy to know you can purchase it directly over their website, super convenient!!

Wait no further and check ZALORA Magazine now! :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

My juice cleanse experience with Beauty Cleanse

Ever since I came back from my one month long business trip, I have colleagues commenting that I lost weight. I am honestly not sure if this is indeed true since I never had the habit of weighing myself, but I certainly hope so. One day, I was hoping to arrange for a much-delayed meet up with a friend and she told me she is on a juice cleanse plan so we have to postpone again. I got curious about this juice cleanse and asked for more details and that's how she recommended Beauty Cleanse to me.

I went onto Beauty Cleanse website to find out more about this company and thought they look pretty decent. Cold pressed organic juices and they interestingly comes with supplements. Since my friend do get some perks from referring cleansing plans to friends and I also get to use her customer no. for discount, I decided to give it a try. I chose 'Skinny Genes' from their 4 juice cleanse plans (Skinny Genes, Skinny Genes Set B, Beauty Boost and Bride-Me-Up).

Upon placing order on their online store for a 5 days cleanse plan (it is just 4 days cleanse for me as my hubby cleanse with me on 1 of the days), I received emails from the Beauty Cleanse team on pre-cleanse guidelines, daily routine summary and colostrum (1 of the supplement included) guidelines. The pre-cleanse guidelines are extremely helpful for newbies like me in preparing for the upcoming juice cleanse as it helps in preventing detox symptoms such as headaches and all and also tips on what you can do during the juice cleanse.

My juices finally arrived on Day 1 morning! I got a cute cooler bag big enough to store 6 bottles of juice (1 day worth of juices) so you can do your cleanse wherever you go. The Beauty Cleanse team are super thoughtful to also include cheat sheets, in the event that you seriously seriously cannot survive on juices alone.



You will notice that the type of juices provided in the cleanse plan are not exactly stated on the website so I was very curious on what I have. The juices look colourful and you can see from the label on each bottle to know what are the ingredients per juice. In a day, you get a nice mix of fruity, greens and nut milk juices, which makes it less scary to people who have phobia especially to green juices.

Since no preservatives are added to the juices, you will have to consume the juices by the date stated on the bottle as well. Just so you know, these juices are to be consumed within 3 days, as such for customers who purchased the 5 days cleanse plan, you will first get the first 3 days juices on the first delivery and the remaining 2 days juices on the 3rd day of your juice plan.

Upon receiving them, me and hubby got excited and immediately started on our 1st juice of the day. We followed the guidelines closely by starting the day on an empty stomach with warm lemon water followed by juice mixed with colostrum powder and other supplements that are part of the cleanse plan. You might be wondering what is this colostrum powder for? This white powder is basically the agent that helps you expel out the toxins in your body. Upon adding it to the juice, it does not alter the taste of the juices at all so you do not need to worry about it.

Here are my progress during the juice cleanse................

Day 1
Me and hubby basically did nothing at home but watch TV while doing our juice cleanse. Honestly, the cravings can be pretty hard to bear. We do not feel hungry with the juices at all as we are constantly drinking juices every 2 hours, with water or herbal teas in between the juices. I would say the correct term to describe how we feel is 'unfull' as you will not experience the satisfying feel after a good meal but at the same time, you do not feel hungry too. We did cheat by munching on some raw nuts in between the juices, which helps to fill the stomach slightly.

Hubby was experiencing detox symptoms with slight headaches and also going to the toilet more often to clear his bowels. We are reminded to drink more water so that we stay hydrated. For myself, I do not have to go the toilet as often as hubby (as I always knew my body is less reactive towards detox as compared to my hubby) and was feeling very sleepy with a neck ache. The napping on and off helps me in a way to not think about food too. Haha.

Day 2
It was a rest day for me because my next round of juices will only come on end of day 3. However, I tried to keep my diet as clean as possible with light soupy stuffs. Hubby got a horrifying day on Day 2 as he was experiencing post detox symptoms after Day 1. He started his morning with an intensive weights workout in the morning and upon reaching office, started to experience nauseous-ness and extreme headache. After vomiting for 3 times, he had to see a doctor. I contacted the friendly Beauty Cleanse team about this with the thinking that the calories from the juice might be too low for a man thus resulting in this. The consultant, Boon called me back quickly to find out more details on what my hubby did before, during and after the 1 day cleanse. He explained to me that my hubby's body actually went into a shock as it was detoxing just a day before so it need a day or 2 to slowly tune back to norm. However, he did assured me that he is definitely detoxing better than me as he experience stronger detoxing symptoms such as headaches and going to the toilet more often. He advised for me to double the dosage of colostrum powder in my morning juice to get more detoxification effect.

Day 3
I doubled my dosage of colostrum powder from 1 tablespoon to 2 and I certainly went to the toilet more often. By the end of the day, I was literally peeing from my ass (sorry to sound gross but I just want to share how effectively this detoxification effect was). I was working in an air-conditioned office the whole day, I also felt colder than usual after drinking the juices too. So I drank mainly warm water in between the juices and also took out the juices from the refrigerator 30 mins before drinking so that the juice will not be so cold. I actually don't crave for food as much as compared to Day 1 and with work, it also helps to take my mind of food too.

My favourite would be the nut milk to be drank before sleep. Boon mentioned that I could warm it up before drinking as a change from the cold juices throughout the day. The warm nut milk certainly warm my stomach and gave me a very comforting feeling.

Day 4
The first thing I did before doing anything else after I woke up was to weigh myself. I noticed that I lost a kg!!! Even though, it was a kg only, it was certainly a motivation for me to continue with this juice cleanse. I also noticed that my neck ache is gone and I sleep better during the night (I have not been able to sleep well throughout the night for a few weeks).

Day 5
I cannot believe how fast this cleanse juice was and I am already at the last day mark. I was starting to enjoy the convenience and taste of the juices. I am still detoxing by going to the toilet as often but not as much as compared to Day 3.

By the end of the juice cleanse, I lost 2 kg in total. Even though, it was only 2 kg, I felt my appetite shrinking and I tend to eat lesser and definitely more carefully as compared to before. I also felt more energetic and less lethargic at work as I was able to sleep better at night. If you ask me what do I think of Beauty Cleanse's Juice Cleanse, I would certainly say it is effective for me and I would definitely do a cleanse a month later.

One thing to note after completing the cleanse is to not go into a celebratory mode and start eating like no tomorrow. We should try to avoid red meats or dairy products for the next 3 days. White meats, sashimi (Yums!), fruits and vegetables are strongly encouraged. This will allow your body to slowly revert back to a non juice mode.

I have to add that the customer service of Beauty Cleanse is superb. I received emails before and during the juice cleanse which helps me to manage this program better. Boon also watsapp / call to check on my progress on the cleanse and makes me feel comfortable knowing that if I need help or advice, Beauty Cleanse is just a phone call away.

Although starting a juice cleanse like what I went through is not exactly cheap, but I say it is worth every single penny. I was lucky to have a friend who shared her customer number with me to get a 10% discount. In return, I would also like to share my discount with friends and readers out there who is keen to start on a Juice Cleanse with Beauty Cleanse. Just drop me an email at rchk79@gmail.com expressing your interest and asking for the discount code and I will revert to you ASAP for you to experience the benefit of this juice cleanse.

This has definitely been a long and lengthy post and thank you for staying on till the end!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in 343 and 367

After more than a month break away from blogging, I am back once again! As I have been away for 2 back-to-back business trip in Australia and Shanghai, I have not been able to golf as I should. But I promise I will blog about my extension trip in Melbourne because I absolutely love that place!

Today I am sharing my views on Guerlain KissKiss lipsticks in 343 and 367 which I managed to haul from Shanghai duty-free on my way back home.

I have to admit that the classy glossy black and gold case really attracts me so! I had a hard time deciding the shades I wanted because the formula is just sooooo smooth. Thank goodness I checked in earlier so time is indeed on my side. Eventually, I decided on a sweet bright shade of 343 and a super safe and neutral shade of 367.

Guerlain KissKiss in 343

 Guerlain KissKiss in 367

343 is my favourite between the 2 shades I purchased and it even receive compliments from my man (he hardly comment much about my makeup, haha). Guerlain KissKiss lipsticks is so creamy and it doesn't cause dryness to my lips, which is a super plus for me. Soooo glad I managed to haul it!


Guerlain KissKiss in 343 and 367

From top to bottom: Bare lips (ugly ugly), Guerlain KissKiss 343, 367

Guerlain KissKiss lipsticks are retailing at SGD49 locally and I paid RMB200 each at Shanghai duty-free. Do check them out! There are 25 shades in this range so there is definitely one shade for u.
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