Black Box Singapore celebrates their one-year anniversary! For this edition of Black Box, you receive all the products listed on the information sheet, which is pretty nice, so it means everyone gets everything ^^
I was also really lucky to get this box via ballot. However, you can also secure your Black Box by paying a $6 courier fee.
This time, I attended a tea party with a slightly different theme! XD Organized by Honeyz Cube, Beauty Direct SG and Aibi Style, a group of bloggers and I were treated to a relaxing afternoon with food, beauty and skin/body/nail care products!
Endorsed by Aaron Yan (炎亚纶), But, Becky is here to pamper you like a princess! But Becky has 5 types of masks for you to choose from:
- Vitality Soothing Lavender Mask
- Moist-lock Firming HA Mask
- Age-lock Moisturising Wild Yam Mask
- Pure & Whitening Job's Tears Mask
- Radiance Luminous Pearl Mask
I will only be reviewing the last one today: Radiance Luminous Pearl Mask, which I got from The Sample Store.
School life has slowed down a bit, and thus I am back online (if only for a little bit)!
I'm hoping to review more skincare/cosmetics as I go along the next few months with my new subscription to The Sample Store. 4 samples with a standard delivery fee of $5.99! Sometimes, you even get samples with zero delivery fee! It is great for trying out products without having the fear of spending a lot of money only to find out it doesn't work for you.
Or to try items you will buy later once you have the budget to (like the one today), assuming it works for you :P
For this skincare review, I will be basing my opinions on samples I received from The Sample Store. (*^^*)
- Skin repairing: Snail mucin is composed of chondroichin that permeates deep into the skin and prevents skin aging, improves skin’s elasticity, controls moisture level and helps skin cell regeneration
- High-moisturizing effect: contains hyaluronate, aloe vera leaf extract
- Improvement in elasticity, fine lines and expression lines: contains adenosine, a KFDA-certified anti-wrinkle agent + “peptides”, a topical botox
- Contains phyto-TF: plant-based thickening material, instead of synthetic polymers to provide a fresh and spreadable texture
I was really excited to try out this product because I always got dry patches of skin, especially on my cheeks.
The amount in each packet is rather generous. It's definitely enough to use twice a day. :D I quite liked how it wasn't painful when it came in contact with drying skin, unlike other moisturisers I've tried. Moisturising and skin repairing effects were seen around 30 minutes later, with all the dry skin gone and a smooth complexion! Definitely a product I can use as a quick fix.
How the product looks like out of the sachet.
There was a slight warmth coming from the dryer areas which worried me a bit because I thought it was a sensitive reaction O: Thankfully it wasn't! I have not tried other snail mucin products or looked at their prices, but I do feel that this is a pricey product, SGD $42 for 50g (price sourced from Qoo10), even if you only use a bit each time. I would not have bought this to try, if not for the sampling opportunity xD
I had received a $30 birthday voucher from Gyu-Kaku Restaurant earlier in January. Having had a great experience at the Gyu-Kaku at CHIJMES (now closed for renovations), I knew I had to use it before it expired xD Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook
Sorry for the lack of updates since 2014 started; it's been a hectic time managing my final semester commitments as well as new directions with music matters.
But here comes my first sharing of 2014! (^_^)
So over the weekend, I had this super wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon with the all-kawaii Rainbowholic!! She's been an inspiration since I got to know her, and I was excited and nervous at the same time OTL
Even though we came on a Sunday, the cafe was not crowded as we had expected, so walk-ins are likely to be available. A little bit on the 'ulu' side because only a few buses go there, and if you miss one, the waiting time is about ~20mins OTL Thankfully there is more than one bus you can take, but all from different bus stops around Clementi xD
Because we were a large group of about 5-6 people, they gave us the 10-seater table xD
Some shots of the internal decor:
The lights above our table!
Lovely displays to entice you!
The cafe has breakfast available till 3pm on weekends \o/ I was really hungry though, so I ordered a main below:
Braised Lamb Shank Mushroom Panini, Salad ($13)
You can check out the rest of their menu on their website! If you want pictures, check out their FB! Look at the sample of foods you can get!
The food is good and decently priced, definitely a must-try! No GST charge, only 10% service charge (: Only thing is that there is no shelter from the bus stop to the bistro, so pack an umbrella, especially in this rainy December. (:
There was an artist decorating their windows when we were there, so you will be just in time to enjoy the Christmassy art :D
Find out more about W39 Bistro:
39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Reservations: 96465372 FACEBOOK WEBSITE