[Sponsored Post] First Impression: 1028 Visual Therapy Double Wear a Whitening CC-Dation

November 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Good lovely weekend to all! Finally, I’m done with one paper and one more final exam to go! FIGHTING!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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Recently, I’ve received a product from 1028 Visual Therapy. To be honest, I haven’t heard about this brand only until recent, they were in Singapore since December 2013.

A little background information, quote “1028 Visual Therapy is designed for Asian skin type. With the aim of Therapy, the products are all infused with Skin Care Essence, ensuring that you look great and care for your precious skin. “

Sounds like a dream come true eh? I always love products that have multiple function/usage. Save money, time and energy (*and space on my dressing table… Hahaha!).

Did I mention, they were also being featured in ε₯³δΊΊζˆ‘ζœ€ε€§! I was watching their show via YouTube to learn more about what are other of their products that I’ve missed and how good they are. The makeup artist/teachers even gives tips on applications! So knowledgeable and professional! πŸ˜„

Introducing 1028 Double Wear Whitening CC-Dation in CO-02 Nude-Beige. I believe this is something new and only just recently it was being released in Taiwan and it’s already selling like hot cakes. Thank you 1028 Visual Therapy for sharing the love. I feel so honored!

1028 Double Wear Whitening CCdation is a CC cream and it’s also a foundation (*with SPF30 PA++)!!! It states that it has a lasting power up to 16 hours and provides skin whitening effects too!! This means that I can stay fresh and natural flawless with fair looking skin ALL DAY LONG! Especially in hot and humid weather like Singapore, I need this kind of miracle product!!

Wait! There’s more!!!! This product also “contains vitamin C and Chamomile ET which whitening the skin while diminishing the appearance of dark spots…” Another plus point, it has repair effects too!
Ah!! This is so exciting. 😁
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Let’s talk about their packaging, which is always the first thing that would capture my attention. What can I say; simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I can’t stress this enough. Hahaha. But I appreciate packaging that’s easily visualize and quick for me to identify.

Note: You need to shake it to make sure that the essence and foundation are evenly mixed.
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I like it that you could pour out the product instead of taking a sponge and dab onto the product (*God knows how long you haven’t wash the sponge and how many microorganism have grow on it. Eeekk!). I’m all about hygiene and this is a plus point.
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Looking at its consistency it kind of reminds me of a Clarins tinted sunscreen I once used and it also gives a texture similar to a liquid foundation too. Cool!

It applies on easily and blends into my skin quite effortlessly, and I don’t feel any stickiness nor any dead skin rubbing off my face and there’s also a little hint of fragrance. Usually, after I apply this I let it settle down on my face for about 10-15mins… It gives off a dewy and natural finish which I totally love it!! 😍
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Ta-da! Can’t tell that I’m wearing a foundation eh? To be honest, I am only wearing this and done up on my eyebrows. Plus, I really DO NOT feel any thickness (*you know how some foundation leaves your skin feeling clogged and suffocating). It’s actually super lightweight, like my skin can breathe! Awesome!! 😘

As of now, I’m giving this a 9/10! One mark less as I’m not sure how much Singapore is retailing this product but I believe you could get it at an affordable price. πŸ˜‰

Here are the list of places that you can find 1028 Visual Therapy in Singapore:

Waston – NgeeAnn City, City Square, Bugis Junction, IMM, Tampines Mall, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Junction 8, North Point, Toa Payoh Hub, Novena Square, Tiong Bahru, Causeway Point.

Sasa – 100AM, Wisma Atria, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Bedok Mall, Lot 1, Causeway Point, Plaza Singapura, Tampines One, Vivo City, Westgate, Jcube, Junction 8, Novena Square, Great World City.

John Little – Marina Square, Jurong Point, Plaza Singapura.

For more information and updates, follow their Facebook page and Instagram.

Alright, let’s not get overly excited because I’m gonna put this to the test. After all, this post is only my first impression of it. I’m gonna apply this everyday (except the days I’m exercising and weekends) for 2 weeks to see how my skin turns out to be: Getting fairer with lighter dark spots or my face would have more clogged pores and pimples.

**Look out for my Review Post! So… Stay tuned!

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

The Braided Tales: Collection 12 Of Gems & Pearls

November 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! How’s your week so far?
I am still busy with my revision and my first paper is only 5 days away. For a slow learner like me, takes a long time to prepare. Hahaha.

That aside, I bring exciting news for you accessories lovers! I’ve been busy collaborating with The Braided Tales on their new collection and it’s finally done!

*Drum rolls please*
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Nice? My second time doing an outdoor shoot and this time with 2 professional photographers. *Stressed*
You might have guessed it, we were doing this shoot at Marina Bay Sands.
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Here are some behind the scene footage. Hahaha. Yes, I had a lot of fun and laughter.
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I’m trying to listen to what Sharon was saying…
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Trying to tell myself “I can do this!”
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Alrighty… So here are some of the gems and pearls that’s my personal favourite:
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Don’t they look gorgeous? Classic beauty I must say. Hee hee. I’m definitely ordering some for myself! πŸ˜‰
Oh! How could I not mention this lovely daisy pearl earrings! It’s a keeper in my jellwery box!
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The collection will launch today at 6pm! So happy shopping ladies!
For more information, follow their Facebook and Instagram.
Or go to their website to view more items and latest promotion/news.

Last but not least, we feast away with good food and great companions.
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And the 2 photographers still snapping away… True passion eh! :D
Thank you The Braided Tales for this opportunity and collaboration once more and making new friends! :))

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This is the lovely owner, thanks babe for this collaboration! 加油!!!IMG_9051.JPG
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

First Impression: Kinohimitsu Diamond Rejuvenation Pack

November 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! How have you been? My week has been busy with revision for the coming exams in mid November and other events as well. But, it’s gonna be something that I’m looking forward to. Hee hee.

Speaking of revision, I have been sleeping later than usual (only had about 5-6hours of sleep & disturbed sleep) and start to develop dark eye circles and eye bags and my skin just look so dull and lifeless.

Kelvin noticed that I’ve been feeling lethargic and looking tired, thus he got me this to try it out, let alone proper sleep/rest, diet intake and exercise.

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FYI, this is a special packaging. It comes with both collagen drink and detox juice (*6 bottles of collagen diamond 5300 & 3 bottles of detox juices).

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Kelvin told me I should take one everyday, so it’s gonna be a 9 days trail for me. Hahahaha.

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The above 2 pictures are some of the contents of what it is. But I’m more attracted to these set of information:

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Hmmm… Ok, I see I’m in 3 categories:
(1) Constantly expose to UV rays
(2) Spending long hours in air conditioning environment
(3) Always stay up late
I guess my complexion is getting bad to worst now. No wonder Kelvin got this for me… Ahem!!

To be honest with you, this is my very first time drinking collagen. I don’t even know how it should taste or even smell like. Hahahah. Upon my first sip, it actually taste sweet then you will start to taste a hint of sourness which blends well. Thumbs up! :)
Come to think of it, the box did mention it uses natural ingredients. No additives, no chemicals, no preservatives, no artificial coloring favors too! 2 thumbs up for this! I would give this a 8/10 for this! :D

As for now, I can’t give my opinion on its effectiveness without a proper duration of intake. Maybe I would try this for a month of so to see if any results of improvement on my skin. Hee hee.

Thanks for reading!

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

First Impression: Catrice Re-touch Light Reflecting Concealer in 010 Ivory

October 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!

Finally I got a product to review my first impression. I have never seen this brand or heard about it before.

I was walking around in Guardian to look for an eye concealer which is compatible my current one. I chance upon Catrice and took notice of this:

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This is basically a concealer. It states that (quote) ” a hydrating concealer with light-reflecting pigments. Diminishes shadows, fine lines and signs of fatigue.” Sounds really good eh! ;)
On top of that, I really must say this, their packaging is really classy and chic. Thumbs up for that. However, it’s too shiny and the words are almost silver in color I find it hard to read it.

A little background check, this product is made in Poland. I believe it’s a from Europe and they have many cosmetics ranging from eye to face and even nails! You can read more about on their website here!
So, I’m excited to open it up and try this concealer on.

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The moment I un-cap it, I saw this silk smooth and soft brush. It is almost identical to the one I’m currently using. So happy! I know that all new products upon using, you need to tilt it upside down and turn the knob 10 times for the product to come out.

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To be honest, I turn about 20-30 times before the product comes out. On the other hand, I was hoping the product would have the same consistency as my current one. But this one is towards a thicker and creamy type and when i apply it’s not smooth but kind of tacky. After it’s dried, it has a powdery finish to it.

Overall, given that the price was only SGD$7 for 1.5ml of product I would give this a 6/10.

What you pay is what you get and this would be a good coverup on pimples and dark spots because of its creamy and thick texture. However, I won’t recommend you to use it under your eyes and those with dry and super sensitive skin too.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

The year of proposal and marriage!

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Yes, I really do think that this year is filled with love! Everywhere around me seems to be having wedding bells ringing… Perhaps I’m at the stage where people around my age group gets either proposal or getting married.

Nonetheless, it such a happy occasion that I must share!

First and foremost is my beloved cousin who got engaged. We were invited to give her a surprise! How nice and thoughtful WL is, wanting all her close friends, family and relatives to be a part of this special day. :)))

Since the event starts at 7pm, Kelvin and I went out for a walk…
Look! I’m holding a hamster! So cute! :)

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Upon arriving, I was wow by the tremendous effort putting in by all of my cousins & WL’s friends. It’s so beautiful and really taken a lot of time and planning to do such a wonderful deco!

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The centre piece ;)

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The path created for her to reach the centre piece. :)
The stage is set! So all of use are waiting for the VIP to arrived. Hee hee.

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Yup… More family photos! Hahaah.
The time has arrived and WL is getting nervous, but it was indeed a touching moment. Seeing how happy she is and crying with tears of joy makes me feel like crying too.

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How not to say yes??? Of course, the mission was a success!
Congrats to the both of you!

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Next, I was invited by my BFF sister to attend an event of hers. She was shoe casing her love for photography. I just say, she has a hidden talent. ;)

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The event organizer and the coordinated giving speech.

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Finally got the chance to take a selfie with this young and talented lady. :)

So up next was a “surprise” for her…

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Needless to say we all knew the answer and the outcome. :)
Congrats to the both of you!

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Last but not least, I recently attended my childhood friend’s wedding dinner. Something cosy and warmth-hearted.

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Thank goodness I have Kelvin with me, if not it’s quite awkward sitting with a group of people you don’t know.

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Tonight details: Daniel Wellington Classic watch and Charles & Keith bag.

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Such a cute gift, it’s a luggage tag! Just in time for me to use it during my year-end trip. Hee hee.
Congrats to the both of you and may you have a blissful and loving marriage! εŠͺεŠ›εšδΊΊε–”οΌπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ hahahaha!
Alrighty. That’s all for now. I need to start my revision for my up coming exams.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Breakfast at Carpenters and Cooks

October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!

I’ve been told about this place by my friends because of its ambiance and interesting setting of the place.

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Interesting look from the outside eh…

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Doesn’t all these looks yummy?!

But I wasn’t feeling too hungry so I only ordered a sandwich and a drink.

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The food tasted not bad! Imagine the toast croissant with cheese and ham garnished with fresh cabbage and tomato slices… No wonder there has been good reviews on their quality of food. Even my poor appetite has been defeated.
Just my humble opinion.

Address:
19 Lorong Kilat #01-06, 598120
6463 3648

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Ending off with me seated in one of their chairs. Hee hee. So old school! Reminds me when I was in primary school for my music lessons.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Lunch at Japanese Restaurant Shinjuku

October 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! How have your week been?
It started off quite busy as usual, and having to attend seminar for the whole of Wednesday. How I see it, it’s good to be busy as the time fly pass very quickly. However, it is also very important to listen to your body when it’s telling you it needs to rest.

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For me, my body & mind would always relax when I go for my monthly facial appointment.

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On the way to facial… Look! My new Alice Pearl bracelet/bangle from The Braided Tales! Lovely isn’t it?
Oh! Do let me know if you want me to blog about my facial experience. :)

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Feeling so blessed and loved that Kelvin fetch me to my facial appointment.

Usually after my facial, I would go for lunch (or brunch). Because I would skip my breakfast on weekends. Bad habit of mine.

We head down to Cuppage Plaza and have lunch at one of my favourite Japanese Restaurant. I was first introduce to this place by Irene and YC. THANK YOU LADIES!

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This is the place, located at level 1. When you enter the glass door, walk straight all the way toward the end. You would be able to see the restaurant.

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The timing of the lunch set (last order at 2.15pm) and dinner set (last order at 11.45pm)!

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Here’s my favourite lunch set: Yakitori Bento set.

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For those of you who hasn’t try, or didn’t know about this place. I would recommend you to give the Yakitori Bento set a try. I personally love the rice so much that just by eating this is enough. Hee hee. On too of that, you have many varieties of grill items. See how big portions it is? :))
Kelvin choose the sushi/noodle set

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A cosy little corner in town, so if you happen to be shopping in town, do stop by and enjoy the food.

Address
#01-01, Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

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