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March 17, 2014 at 12:00 am (Uncategorized)



thanks for dropping by my blog! I really appreciate it!

I can be reached at nora_ahmad87@yahoo.com.sg
So, if you do have any questions on any products or need help to find out where to purchase what, do drop me an email, and I will try my best to help you up :)

Sponsorships: I’m open to review products/service. So if you would like me to experience and review your products/service, kindly drop me an email as well. Thank you :)


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Recent haul from Sephora

March 12, 2014 at 1:50 am (Laneige, Urban Decay)

Hi lovelies,

Gosh! I’m super excited to try these babies out!

Look at what I’ve got from Sephora..

Urban Decay Naked 3, misc UD travel sized items, Laneige


So anyway, here’s an upclose look on the UD Naked 3 palette. Will do an EOTD look using this palette soon. Stay tuned.
So which is your favourite UD palette? Basics, 1, 2 or 3?


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(Sponsored) Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream

March 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm (Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream, Skincare, Whitening)

Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream

A light weight water drop cream providing plenty of moisture intensively.

Contains lemon extract which is effective for brightening.


What it does

The advanced ingredients in brightening your skin, corrects uneven skin tone, reduce dullness to achieve radiant & luminous skin.

Pectin, flavonoid, AHA and amino acid containing in lemon soothe your skin, control sebum and then make your skin clean and healthy.

Contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne
Vital extracts for healthy, glowing skin
Refreshing lemon scent that has calming effect
Helps to increase concentration and alertness
Cleanser preserves moisture balance while gently cleansing skin
Tones and refreshes skin
Helps in brightening skin, correcting even skin tone and reducing dullness
Helps achieve radiant and luminous skin
Key ingredients of lemon extract, cucumber extract and portulaca oleracea l. extract

Main Features

3 effects (Brightening, supply of moisture and supply of nutrition)

Key Ingredients

Lemon extract :
It contains citric acid and Vitamin B and C. It removes dead skin cells and makes your lips smooth and moist.

Cucumber extract :
It is effective in brightening and moisturizing your skin. It is effective in making your skin healthy and soothing the heat of your skin and it is good for acne or boils.

Portulaca Oleracea L. extract :
It is effective in preventing dryness of skin, excellent anti-inflammatory action. It is excellent in soothing the stimulation of skin and allergy action and it has antibacterial action and excellent skin moisturization

Directions for use:
After washed your face, rub a suitable amount of the Product evenly over your face and neck, like tapping it with your fingers lightly.


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February 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm (Exfoliate, SASA, SkinLite)

Recently, i dropped by Sasa outlet in Bedok Mall and purchased these 2 exfoliating products from SkinLite.

Clean & Fresh Peeling Gel

Cost: $9.90 for 150mL

Deep Cleansing Peeling Gel

Cost: $8.90 for 100mL

Conclusion: I bought both peeling gel since I couldn’t decide much then. Both products have the same description : This peeling gel is formulated with apple, lemon and orange extracts, which will deeply clean the pores, gently exfoliate dead skin and refines skin surface. Skin will look healthy and refresh.

The only difference is the pricing; $1 for an extra 50mL. Will try them out soon. So stay tuned for my update. Which peeling gel is better? I believe they are the same -_-

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Redken Diamond Oil

February 17, 2014 at 10:25 am (Diamond Oil, Redken)


Condition and turn up the shine on dull/damaged hair with Redken’s next generation in oil treatment. The Diamond oil system with Redken’s exclusive multi-faceted Shine Strong Complex infuses hair with a nourishing blend of coriander and apricot oils to help seal in moisture and intensify shine. Each drop helps protect and strengthen hair for improved manageability while conditioning and illuminating for prismatic, diamond-like shine.

Direction: Apply 2-3 drops on dry or damp hair concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends. Re-apply on dry hair as needed.

-costs $45 for a 100mL
-gorgeous ‘diamond cut’ glass bottle
-dispenser is via ‘push the top of the cap’
-non greasy
-my hair stylist told me I can mixed few drops of this oil together with my hair mask for a better treatment
-overall I would give this a 4 out of 5. Tames down my frizzy hair, until the next wash, and hair is more manageable and feels softer

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Avene Thermal Spring Water

February 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm (Avene, Thermal Spring Water)

Avene Thermal Spring Water

Unique composition soothes and softens the skin and restores skin’s natural balance. Clinically proven by over 300 studies to calm, soothe and soften the skin. Used since 1743 in the Hydrotherapy Center to treat serious dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
Skin Type: All Skin Types


• Calms, soothes and softens
• Rich in silicate and trace elements
• Low salt mineral content does not dry out the skin
• pH 7.5 – perfect balance of anions and cations
• Bottled directly from the source – bacteriologically pure
• Preservative-free
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

Got my Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray from the hospital pharmacy at $18.95 (1-for-1 bottle)
Each bottle is 150mL.


I bought this obviously for my dry eczema skin. However there are many other usages for this spray. Can be used on the face as well.
Take a look…

Dermatological care:

• Post surgery
• Post procedure
• Redness-prone skin / inflammation
• Keratosis-prone
• Eczema / atopic dermatitis
• Irritation
• Burning / stinging / itching / tingling

Daily care:

• After cleansing
• After shaving/after waxing
• After exercise
• During travel
• Sunburn, burns
• Diaper rash
• To set makeup


Have yet to try this product yet. But at 1-for-1, this is such a great deal to be missed. The only strange part is that..there seemed to be no expiry date.

Credits: here

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Ettusais Trial Kit

January 27, 2014 at 6:00 am (Ettusais)

A friend pass me this Ettusais trial kit quite sometime ago. The trial kit contains 3 products and the amout that each product contains is pretty decent too, enough for about 2 weeks supply.


Acne bacteria won’t stand a chance with this smooth creamy soap.


100 g | $20.00


This oil-free soap forms a rich, creamy lather for a “cushion effect”. The ultra-fine bubbles remove dirt and old sebum cells from the skin, leaving it dewy fresh without any feeling of tightness.

Prepare your skin to receive the goodness of your moisturizer with this star product.


Skin Version Up SUPER
100 mL | $37
100 mL | $30 (refill)


Double up your moisture intake with this beauty essence! It softens your skin’s surface layer and optimizes your skin’s natural moisture absorption strength for moisturizers to penetrate easily into the skin. Enriched with 5 moisturizing ingredients such as Super Hyaluronic Acid and Moutan Cortex Extract, skin is fresh and supple with pimples kept far at bay!

A moisturizer that prevents recurring blemishes and lightens acne scars!


170 mL | $42.00


This extremely lightweight moisturizer lightens stubborn blemishes and also prevents them from occurring! It has AC-Control Oil which helps to seal the moisture and the goodness of your moisturizer in. It has vitamin C, Winter Begonia extracts plus other brightening ingredients that heal blemishes, lighten acne scars and prevent pockmarks! The stratum corneum repair ingredient enhances skin barrier function to help it defend itself better against external aggressors.

Credit: Ettusais

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(Sponsored) Paula’s Choice is My Choice!

January 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm (Paula's Choice)

EARTH SOURCED Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer

What makes this product unique?

This innovative formula is a rich, yet surprisingly light lotion that perfectly hydrates your skin while treating it to a potent combination of antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients proven to stimulate collagen production and renew skin cells. Your skin will look younger and feel silky-soft like it never has before.

This formula is based on a specialized, proprietary technology that truly captures the best of nature fused with science. Because of this technology, this moisturizer stands alone for repairing and rejuvenating skin. Using this moisturizer drenches your skin with antioxidants, preparing it for the next step in your skin care routine.

Contains no animal-derived ingredients of any kind. Packaging is 100% recyclable.

Who is this product for?

Earth Sourced Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer from Paula’s Choice is great for all skin types. It is specially formulated for those who prefer skin-care products made from natural ingredients that are proven safe and effective.



My reviews
I have been using this for the past 2 months. What i like is that this moisturizer is very lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin quite fast. After applying toner, I put on this moisturizer. Then I applied my makeup. I used to have oily t zone and dry mouth-nose area. But after using this, my nose and mouth area are no longer cracking. Makeup lasts longer as well. Thumbs up! Yay to Paula’s Choice! ^^

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Monsoon Hair moisturising milk

January 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized)

Hair moisturising milk

Repairs and revitalizes dry hair

-contains moisture retaining proteins that revitalize dry hair and prevent further drying.
-the ultra light cream gel easily absorbed and does not need to be rinsed out
-dry hair is repaired and stay hydrates all day long with UV protection

Apply sparingly to dry hair with palms.
Brush through hair.
Do not rinse out.
Comb and set hair


My reviews:
Bought this from Venus at $8 as recommended. Thought it was worth the price as its a huge bottle of 250mL. But yup, to me there’s nothing special and nothing to yay about this product. In fact, I don’t really like it. I only used this twice and I don’t feel like using it anymore. It made my hair feel somewhat sticky and hard. Not recommending this. But if you are interested to try or think this product may work for you, then drop me an email. Will gladly give this to you :)

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(Sponsored) Paula’s Choice

December 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Paula's Choice, Samples)

Products that come in sample sachets are great companion to those who are traveling. They save space in your luggage and it’s really convenient for one time usage.

Got these sample sachets from Paula’s Choice. They are available at $10.50 for 12 sachets.

Earth Sourced by Paula’s Choice is a skin-care system that contains only natural ingredients with research proving they have superior benefit for skin.

2 Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel sample
2 Purely Natural Refreshing Toner sample
2 Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturiser sample

2 Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel sample
2 Purely Natural Refreshing Toner sample
2 Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturiser sample


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