Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Holidays Beauty Sets by Lancôme

Lancôme has just launched its wide range of Happy Holidays Beauty Sets this month!  Based on the leaflets which sent to me as a Lancome member , it offers different holidays themes that suit your needs!

This is the only beauty set that caught my eyes! However, I must spend at least S$120 purchase in order to get this set at S$105 :(.

This beauty set comprises 16 pieces of Lancome products (mix of sample size and full size) as follow:
- Bi-facil 125ml
- Maqui Miracle Liquid Foundation PO-03 5ml
- Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl 5ml - Genifique Eye 5ml
- Visionnaire Serum 7ml
- Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
- UV Expert BB Complete Shade 1 30ml
- Colour Design Golden Frenzy Palette
- Blush Subtil Rose 20
- Mini L'absolue Rouge 363
- Mini L'absolue Nu 365
- Mini Color Fever Gloss 321
- Tresor In Love EDP 5ml
- Mini Crayon Kohl
- 3pc Brush Set with elegant pouch
- Gold Champagne vanity case

Rouge Deluxe picked up her Lancome beauty set at CHF99.90 (S$130) from her local store and her version is without any minimum spending. 

Other beauty sets are:

Rouge In Love lipstick set (S$105): Rouge In Love 132M, Rouge In Love 353B, Rouge In Love 272N and Makeup Pouch

Hynose Doll Eyes Mascara Set (S$50): Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, Bi-Facil 30ml and Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl 5ml
La Vie Est Belle Fragrance Set (S$145) New Fragrance: La Vie Est Belle EDP 50ml and La Vie Est Belle Purse Spray 10ml

Each set comprises fragrance in 30ml, body lotion 50ml and shower gel 50ml

Genifique Prestige Set (S$170): Genifique serum 50ml, Genifique mask, Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl 5ml, Genifique Eye 5ml and Genifique Serum 7ml

Visionnaire Prestige Set (S$180): Visionnaire Cosmetic Water Very Moist 15ml, Serum 50ml, Genifique Serum 7ml, Visionnaire Cream 15ml and Visionnaire Polishing Pad

Renergie Prestige Set (S$145): Renergie Multi-lift Cream 50ml, Night Cream 15ml, Serum 10ml and Genifique Serum 7ml

UV Expert Prestige Set (S$80): UV Expert BB Complete Shade 1 30ml, Blanc Expert Derm-Crytal 7ml, Blanc Expert Spot Eraser 10ml and Genifique Serum 7ml

Derm-Crystal Prestige Set (S$175): Blanc Expert Beauty Lotion Very Moist 50ml, Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal 30ml, Blanc Expert Spot Eraser 10ml, Genifique Serum 7ml and Blanc Expert Night Cream 15ml

Hydrazen Prestige Set (S$98): Hydrazen Neocalm Cream 50ml, Hydrazen Neocalm Lotion 50ml, Hydrazen Neocalm Night Cream 15ml and Genifique Serum 7ml

From Left: Absolute Precious Cells Day Cream and Eye Cream Set at S$460,
Absolute Precious Cells Eye Set at S$170

Absolute Precious Cells Prestige Set at S$570

For your information, Metro Singapore is currently having a Lancome Happy Holidays Event from 26 October to 2 November 2012 at Paragon, Atrium.  

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day ahead^^!

ampm skincare review

From left to right: Skin Ecological Complex, Super Hydra Skin Wakeup Pack
I received two samples of ampm products when I ordered the Naruko Narcissus skincare set. Just a quick headup, ampm is under the umbrella of Naruko Brand. It is specifically formulated for office ladies (or OL) who work in air-conditioned office and work in a stressful environment. So hydration and destress are the focus. It suits all skin types.

Ampm super hydra skin wakeup pack (15g)

The hydra skin wakeup pack is a moisturizing cold mask that can be used every day. It has the following effects:

● It strengthens hydration and provides the skin with intensive replenishment and maintenance of moisture;
● It relieves dry skin, desquamation, etc.;
● It repairs keratin and restores skin’s health;
●It prevents aging and diminishes the appearance of lines due to dryness;
●It aids in the rejuvenation of the skin;
●It makes the skin healthier and maintains moisture balance;
●It leaves the skin watery and supple while strengthening its health;
●It soothes the skin, and
●It strengthens the skin defense.

This hydra wakeup pack is versatile as it can also be used a strongly hydrating sleeping mask at night.

Super hyra skin wakeup pack - in gel

The consistency of this wakeup pack reminds me of aloe Vera gel which helps to heal and soothe dryness of skin. Definitely great for hot summer time.

Super hyra skin wakeup pack- very cooling and absorption is pretty good
I love the cooling sensation when apply. It also did not leave any stickiness on my skin. I think the hydration result is better than the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. The Laneige sleeping packsomehow gave me the stickiness and created more oil sebum for my skin.

I also Iike the idea of re-touch up.  It can be used to touch up any dry patches after few hours in air conditioned space and even on the plane. It is also very handy which fits in my makeup pouch. I may get the full size when I use up my current skincare stash.

Ampm skin ecological complex (10ml)

It aims in self-repairing, anti-aging and reducing dullness. After few uses, I noticed that the luminosity of my skin had improved slightly, nothing more. Overall hydration is good. Will I get the full size? Maybe not as it is just a very normal moisturizer to me. (Note: I tried to find the product description from Naruko's offical Website Taiwan but not available, perhaps it has already discontinued?)

Skin ecological complex- This moisturizer is in liquid and very runny.
Thanks for reading and hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead:)

Monday, October 22, 2012

La Mer - The Oil Absorbing Tonic

Hi there, it's Monday and hope you are getting over the "Monday Blue Symptom" if you are working or studying. I'm off today so I have some free time to blog about La Mer product for you:)
La Mer's Oil Absorbing Toner contains mineral water and algae extracts

La Mer - The Oil Absorbing Tonic is a soothing tonic that revitalizes the skin and reduces excess sebum. It suits oily to combination skin like mine.

A product description of La Mer Oil Absorbing Toner:

"The Oil Absorbing Tonic is the vital transition between cleansing and treatment. Infused with colloidal mineral water, the topical benefits of this soothing tonic are readily apparent. La Mer's exclusive Deconstructed Waters™ within the tonic revitalize and enliven the skin with no signs of dehydration. Anti-irritants delivered through these negatively charged waters soothe and tone the skin, preparing it to readily receive the maximum benefits of skincare to follow. The Oil Absorbing Tonic, formulated for oily or problem skin, is infused with algae extracts to significantly reduce excess sebum that can lead to adult breakouts.

Shake gently to activate tonic. After cleansing, moisten a cotton pad and gently apply all over face and neck, dabbing in a gentle press and release motion. Repeat until cotton pad comes away clean."

I do not have acne prone skin but only excess oil sebum on my T zone and cheek area.  After few uses, it minimises the excess sebum on my T-zone but not completely.   Good thing about this toner is it does not over dry my skin. No harsh feeling too.    After few months of using, my pores appear to be more tighten. One thing about this toner is the "powerful" scent at first use. It smells like antiseptic or alcohol which not many ladies would like it.  However, do not worry too much because I find that the scent will slowly tone down after frequent uses.

My first concern of La Mer products is the price. I am not sure if the price justifies the special ingredients which La Mer claims.

La Mer is a luxurious skin care and hence it is costly. It is up to individual to judge whether this toner worths every penny given that other products with reasonable pricing and similar effects that can still achieve the same results for oily or acne skins. If you are not a cost conscious and truly believe in La Mer, then go for it! For me, I may repurchase this tonic again and continue exploring other La Mer products:)

Thanks for reading and have a good day ahead:)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Caudalie Cleansing Water

Hi there, it's weekend again!! Here I am, sharing products that I've used up recently.  I'll try to blog "Products I've Used Up" more frequently if my schedule permits, please bear with me :)

I've just used up Caudalie cleansing water (200ml) recently. Caudalie products (French brand) are mainly made of vine extracts and are free from parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, minerals oils,sodium laureth sulfate, animal ingredients and more.. It is very gentle on skin, leaving a cooling grape fruit scent on my skin. At least 3-4 cotton pads are required if use to remove makeup completely.  I find that Caudalie cleansing water also makes my skin look brighter.

Although the product says no rinsing is needed, in my view a minimal cleansing step should not be skipped. It suits all skin types, especially the most sensitive skin. You can get Caudalie at Sephora Singapore stores.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead:)