Sponsored Review : Asience New Leave-on Hair Treatment Range

Achieving beautiful hair that lasts all day is just a step away with the New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range.

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Containing ASIENCE’s exclusive Beauty Essences (Lotus Flower, Camellia Oil, Pearl and Shell Ginger Leaf), the range provides intensive repair and moisturises hair from within. Enhanced with a hair ‘veiling’ ingredient, ASIENCE’s advanced Moisture-Lock Complex retains moisture to give long-lasting smoothness and manageability, so you can flaunt those silky tresses at any moment, everyday!

asienceThe New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range comes in three different options, from left to right :

Leave-on treatment oil, leave-on treatment water & leave-0n treatment milk.

The recommended usage for products in this range is to use on towel-dried or damp hair, and then blow dry. Or you can also let it dry naturally, but I feel that I actually get better results by blow drying.

treatment oilConcentrated yet non-oily, the leave-on treatment oil intensively repairs and retains moisture to keep hair glossy and healthy. I was a little skeptical about this one, considering it does feel oily when you first dispense it onto your palm, however, once you’ve worked it into your hair and blow dry, all you’re left with is soft hair without any greasy feeling whatsoever. Where did it go? Beats me, but it works, and that’s all we need to know! I use this mainly on the ends that are more prone to splits and dryness.

treatment waterLight as water, it instantly repairs and retains moisture without weighing your hair down.

Since this is a water-based formula, I wanted to see if it would work on overnight, unwashed hair, you know, for those days when you’re just too lazy to wash your hair before heading to the mall nearby or perhaps because you woke up late?

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You can see the frizziness on the side that I did not spray on the treatment water, view the full sized photo and you’ll see a massive amount of fly-aways, less apparent on the side with the treatment water. This was taken about 5 minutes after application so the water was more or less worked in and my hair felt dry to the touch, I didn’t blow dry for this. Can you see the smoothness and general difference? The treatment water definitely gets my thumbs up for lazy days! :)

treatment milkNourishing yet non-greasy, it instantly repairs and retains moisture to keep hair beautifully soft and healthy. The leave-on treatment milk has the consistency and texture of a typical moisturiser, I usually use this for the bottom length of my hair.

So which one is the best treatment for your hair type? I’ve tried using just the treatment water alone, and also a combination of 2 products at once. But just so you know..

morninghairHere’s what my hair looks like in the morning. Naturally wavy, dry especially towards the ends, and noticeable frizzy.

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And here’s the result of using a combination of all 3 products. First I spray the water throughout my hair, concentrating more on the top. Then with the treatment milk, I work through mid-length to the ends. Finally I use the oil on the very ends of my hair that need more repairing, and blow dry! If you noticed from the earlier photo where I used the treatment water on unwashed hair, you’ll realise that the treatment actually straightens out my natural waves quite a bit. So how is it my hair looks so wavy in this photo? Easy! After blow drying my hair, I gather all my hair into a twirly bun and leave it for as long as possible, release and welcome a good hair day!

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For easier comparison, here’s the before and after side by side, you can actually see how soft my hair is!

Do I recommend this range? Of course! I have also noticed that my hair doesn’t get as oily as it used to, especially if I’m out for long hours, by the time I get home, my hair still feels nice and soft and doesn’t feel heavy at all. Complement your hair care regime with this luxurious Leave-on Treatment that pampers your hair like no other, I am also using ASIENCE’s Inner Rich Shampoo.

ASIENCE leave-on hair treatment range retails at $14.90 each, and is available at selected hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies. If you’d like to read more about the products in this range as well as usage tips, click on the link below. Let’s all enjoy good hair days, everyday! :)

>> Asience Leave-on Treatment Range <<

Sponsored Advertorial : Nivea Body UV Whitening Cell Repair and Protect Serum SPF 25PA++

Whitening products are all the rage these days aren’t they? Everyone is buying whitening facial products in a bid to achieve Snow White skin, but, what about your body? Is it receiving the same amount of TLC?

When I was invited to review Nivea’s new UV Whitening Serum, I wasn’t expecting to receive a huge “tube” of moisturiser since by my knowledge, serums generally come in little glass vials that cost quite a bit. Priced at just $9.55, this 200ml tube packs a huge punch and a very sweet scent.

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I wish there was such a thing as virtual “scratch and sniff” cause I fell in love with it at first whiff! This serum smells good enough to eat! Of course, you shouldn’t, but the things that go in to the serum are definitely good for you and your skin.

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Camu camu and Acerola are both known for their extraordinary levels of vitamin C, and together with 95% Pure Vitamin C to penetrate deeply to repair and restore accumulated sun-damaged skin cells, your dull and dark skin is lightened. A powerful anti-oxidant, Vitamin C reduces melanin production, and lightens your skin naturally.

Licorice extracts in the formulas stimulate the reduction of Melanin and uneven pigmentation within the deeper layers of the skin while advanced UVA and UVB filters found in all products within this range effectively protects skin from the attacks of harmful UV rays. Infused with Hydra IQ and Red Seaweed (“Irish Moss” I presume) to produce smooth, glowing and supple skin.

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Similar to how whitening serums and essences work for your face, this innovation is a 14-day intensive whitening treatment for your body.  A new breakthrough in technology of whitening with a lightweight and deep absorption serum formula, this 1st ever body whitening serum comes with SPF25, offering daily sun protection against sun damage and skin darkening. NIVEA’s Body UV Whitening Serum helps you achieve visibly fairer, more radiant and even toned skin in 14 days.

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The serum is extremely lightweight and absorbs very quickly, making for a no fuss, no mess, and non greasy application that leaves no sticky residue or white cast.

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All you are left with is skin that’s thoroughly hydrated and refreshed.

Similar to how whitening serums and essences work for your face, this innovation is a 14-day intensive whitening treatment for your body.  A new breakthrough in technology of whitening with a lightweight and deep absorption serum formula, this 1st ever body whitening serum comes with SPF25, offering daily sun protection against sun damage and skin darkening. NIVEA’s Body UV Whitening Serum helps you achieve visibly fairer, more radiant and even toned skin in 14 days.

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I’m definitely giving this two thumbs up! It has helped tremendously with my dry and occasionally flaky knees! ^_^

For those who don’t get a lot of direct sun exposure like myself, it doesn’t mean you cannot or shouldn’t use a whitening product. As they say prevention is better than cure, so treat your skin well and your skin will love you back! It’s better to prevent sun damage than to frown about it later on. The sun is there even if you don’t feel the heat burn through your skin and the sun has been scorching hot lately so slather on that serum before things get ugly!

For more information, check out

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Bioré’s New UV Watery Essence!


Okay, I’ve got to admit, I’ve always been a skeptic when it comes to sunblock, so when I was given the opportunity to review Bioré’s New UV Watery Essence, I was like… “Okay let’s see if this changes anything.” And surprise surprise, it did!

In the past, when you think of sun block, you think of this milky white lotion that you have to slather on to protect yourself from evil sun rays. Hardly makeup friendly, so why would we want to use it just because we should? Right? Well, times have changed and in relation to sun block, things have evolved quite a bit.

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Bioré’s New UV Watery Essence boasts a superior long lasting double UV block, and yet is so light that you won’t even remember you are wearing sun screen!

A sun block that doesn’t just offer a high SPF, but also deeply hydrates and softens your skin? Too good to be true? That’s what I thought too, but in this case, trying was indeed believing!

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The essence spreads really easily, so you really don’t need very much! If you’re thinking it’s no different from other sun screens cos it’s still a white fluid,

WAIT.

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Almost immediately upon application, the lotion turns into a watery consistency. Those tiny little white granules “burst” and release an abundance of hydration! This is possible with water capsule technology.

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The essence also contains hyaluronic acid and citrus extracts. Hyaluronic acid shouldn’t be new to anyone, it’s widely used in many skin care products and is much loved for it’s deep hydrating properties, but did you know that lemons are a natural “bleach”? The citrus extracts not only add a fresh scent that gives you a cool, refreshing perk-me-up upon application, I find that it also helps to brighten skin!

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Would you have guessed I have sun screen on? There is no white cast whatsoever, and within 30 seconds, the essence is fully absorbed by the skin, ready for make up! If you have very oily skin, you might consider skipping your moisturizer since the essence contains hyaluronic acid. I have combination skin and I still use my moisturiser after applying the essence. Try and see what works best for you, don’t forget that oily skin still needs to be moisturised, so try to figure out what works best for your skin.

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Bioré’s New UV Watery Essence comes in a 50ml tube priced at $18.90, and is available at selected supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies.

Just cos it’s been raining a fair bit doesn’t mean the sun isn’t there, so don’t forget to slather on some sun screen! xx

Benefit… I love!

okay ignore the MAC, but i just bought my first Benefit Cosmetics and i am sold! I’m officially in love with the entire makeup line! i got “you’re bluffing” and “non fiction” and i want more!

“you’re bluffing” is a redness concealer, and it works like a charm! i even tried using it under the eyes to hide the dark circles, and i reckon it does quite a job too! plus, its so easy to blend. it’s a good bluff!

“non fiction” is a liquid foundation. i needed a darker shade cos i came back from manila a little browner, much to ben’s delight. yay for non fiction!

i want, i want! i must have!

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an invisible mattifying balm!

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a pressed powder that hides shine and redness! a definite must buy when i’m done with my current MAC!

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the perk-me-up powder! cos we all need that extra help looking good in the morning yes?

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i’d call this the ultimate fake blush! it’s supposed to give your face the natural blush look!

Benefit’s products are priced a little on the high side. A liquid foundation costs about $60, which is about double or three times the normal brands like Maybelline and Loreal. A concealer costs about $50, so if you’re not used to the heavier price tags, it might take abit of convincing to make your first purchase.

but, take it from me. it’s worth every cent, especially with their whimsical packaging. it’s highly addictive!

i am eyeing every single thing that Benefit comes up with, but i will settle with these for now! -toooodles! :)

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