Friday, May 31, 2013

REN Clean Bio Active Skincare from Nature: Encounter with The Lilac Box

Courtesy to the 3 gentlemen behind The Lilac Box, we had an exclusive Lilac Encounter with REN 
that allowed me to learn how to treat my skin better using only 'skin-friendly' products!

#1 English Tea Session with REN

To put it simply, REN believes in beautiful, healthy skin. But there's nothing simple about their pioneering concept Clean Bio Active Skincare. Formulated with clean, plant-based ingredients, REN's offerings boost the skin's natural abilities to protect, repair, and renew. 

#2 REN believes: "Your Skin Is A Lifetime Investment Plan.

The best thing is, REN donates 2.5% of their profit to campaigns that promote a better environment—so you can feel good about REN in more ways than one! 

REN travel bag is provided on-board for all British Airways First Class Flights all over the world! Can you imagine how cool is that? Hopefully our Malaysian Airlines (MAS) will have it soon!

#3 Meet Terry at Ken's Apothecary, Bangsar Village 2 

He is probably a man who knows the skincare regime of developing beautiful and healthy skin way better than I do!  Imported from London, REN has developed few clean skincare ranges:

Sensitive Range (Best Selling!)
Normal Range
Combination Range
Dry Range 
All Skin Types Range
Blemish Prone Skin Range
Radiance Range
Anti-aging Range
Shaving Range 

#4 For The Sensitive Skin

My skin falls under the sensitive type as I easily experience redness, tight and dry skin. So, sensitive range is mild yet effective enough to 'heal' my skin and restore it into baby-like appearance. 

#5 For The Blemish Prone Skin

#6 Micro Polish Cleanser from the Radiance Range

If you want a brighter, healthier looking skin, the radiance range of skincare may suit you! One of the highly-recommended products is this two-in-one foaming mousse that cleanses and exfoliates, leaving skin looking purified, renewed, and radiant.

Just slap on to your face, and rinse it off after 15 minutes. 
And your skin will glow immediately! I simply ove the instant result!

#7 REN's Bodycare: Moroccan Rose Range

The latest trend for bodycare is going organic! It is also applied to the use of essential oils. 
Well, who doesn't love moist, supple skin on the whole body?

Other body care ranges include:
Neroli and Grapefruit Range
Body Reshape Range
Body Wash + Cream
Hand Care 

#8 Moroccan Rose Range

From Left: 
1. Moroccan Rose Otto Body Cream 
2. Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash
InStyle Best Beauty Buys (UK) 2012 - Best Shower Gel
Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2009 
3. Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
InStyle Best Beauty Buys (UK) 2012 - Best Body Oil 
4. Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

#9 The Award Winning Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash

The Moroccan Rose series is also the bestselling range in Malaysia. But the crowd's favourite item goes to this body wash. It is made of 100% natural rose oil from Southern Morocco, therefore the scent smells really good and not artificial at all! 

#10 Rose Otto: World's Most Expensive Essential Oil!

REN only uses premium Rose Otto, the Queen of Flower Oils. And guess what, the essential oil is even more expensive than gold! They use more than 10,000 petals in every bottle of Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil. So make sure you appreciate every single drop of the oil.

#11 English High Tea with The Lilac Bloggers

It was actually my first time joining the "Lilac Encounter" session with the Lilac Bloggers. And I didn't expect to gain so much of beauty knowledge during the 2-hour session, and yet had the chance to savor on good food! 

#12 Delicious Scones and Pastries 

#13 Macarons and Dessert

#14 Venue of the day: Ken's Apothecary, Bangsar Village 2

You can find Ken's Apothecary at Bangsar Village 2 and Empire Gallery Subang Jaya. It carries the brand REN as well as other prominent foreign brands including Caudalie, Dr. Brandt, Diptyque, Laura Mercier, T Lecrerc and more!

#15 Caudalie from Paris

#16 Dr. Brandt Anti-Aging SkinCare from U.S.

#17 Diptyque Scented Candles from Paris

#18 Annick Goutal Perfumes from Paris

 #19 More Perfumes with Interesting Designs!


REN products are currently available at Ken's Apothecary Bangsar Village II and Empire Subang Gallery.
To know more bout REN, head to www.renskincare.com

This event is a Lilac Bloggers initiative. 
For more information on  The Lilac Box, kindly visit www.thelilacbox.com

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I Love Laneige: My Favourite Skincare & Make-up Brand

Song Hye-kyo, the famous Korean model cum actress with flawless skin! 

I know her from the popular Korean drama, Autumn in My Heart (2000), and when she appeared in another famous drama, Full House (2004), I realised she doesn't age much and has very dewy skin! 

Until recent years, I can notice that she is turning more and more pretty!
I really wonder why coz' I am jealous of her bright and smooth complexion!

DO YOU WANNA KNOW WHY?
...Because she has started using LANEIGE skin care and make up products since 2008!

Laneige, which means 'Snow' in French, is a renowned Korean cosmetic brand established since  1994 to complete the beauty of women in their 20s. Laneige balances the appreciation of snow crystals with tireless research for the essence of hydration technology. 

Till now, Laneige continues the breakthrough in Water Science 
to achieve the moist and transparent skin that we all have longed for!

SKINCARE IS A MUST FOR BEAUTY! 


Sometimes applying heavy makeups and staying up till late night are unavoidable for me :( 
But thanks to Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX, now I can haz the secret of beauty sleep! 

It is my favourite skincare product! It promises me a 9 hours of intensive hydration,
overnight brightening and skin repairing. I love it so much because it is so easy to use! 

There are two types of Sleeping Pack: (1) For Firming ; (2) For Moisture

There is a chinese saying, "There are no ugly women in the world, but there are only lazy women". True enough, I'm categorised under the lazy ones. But this Water Sleeping Mask is awesome even for lazy women! Just wash up and simply slap on a layer of mask and I'm ready for bed! :D 

The pack has a very sweet-looking baby blue packaging, with thick gel translucent blue cream inside. But it feels light and easy to spread onto my skin. It absorbs so quickly that I don't feel there's a layer on my skin! 

Song Hye-kyo

I WANNA BE LIKE HER! 

Actually I have great expectation to this product because of the brand's strong reputation, and indeed it doesn't disappoint me! I woke up to moisturized, plump skin and after some time, I can see my skin becoming more firm, soft and supple.

LANEIGE: NATURAL KOREAN MAKEUP

When it comes to makeup, the new skin trend is being natural! The pretty ladies wear makeup as if they have not worn anything on the face! How can they achieve that? After using the Laneige SNOW BB Cream SPF 30++, I finally know why...

My favourite makeup essential: Laneige SNOW BB Cream SPF 30++

This is excellent for daily usage! I think for girls, we can skip the eyes or lips makeup, but the basic foundation is essential to protect the skin! This triple function BB Cream not only doesn't clog the pores, but it helps to moisturize the skin with liquid crystal essence. 

It comes in two colours- (1) Shimmer Brightening ; (2) Natural. I prefer the first one, as the BB cream appears more pinkish and gives an instant glow to my skin.  It is a very moisturizing yet not so watery type, which I love, and does not make my skin oily.

Perfect as a smooth base with UV protection,
now I don't look dull going out with bare face anymore! 

 Best paired with the Laneige SNOW BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++
I have read alot of positive reviews bout it, and hence am convinced to try it too! 
It is an award-winning unique compact BB powder with 5 benefits---

1. Soothes the skin
2. Skin tone correction
3. UV protection
4. Brighten skin tone
5. Sweat-proof (Best for hot Asian climate!)

I must experience the magic of this Laneige BB Cushion myself! 
Can't wait to see miracles happen on myself as the BB Cushion delivers light, natural and fresh makeup. 
But this is made only possible by the collaboration of Nuffnang Malaysia and Laneige to host a beauty workshop to create a flawless K-Beauty look!  I wish to be given an opportunity to join such educational workshop and learn more bout the tips and secrets towards being a naturally pretty Korean Beauty!

Do I look like her!! No? Nevermind.
After attending the workshop, I will have flawless complexion like hers!



More information about Laneige:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review: Vanity Trove May 2013 Box: Awesome Wholesome

Hello, readers! How are you in this May? I'm glad that I have little surprises from time to time, to brighten my day and broaden my smile. May edition of Vanity Trove was one of the best of course :)


Since the theme of the month is "Awesome Wholesome", I kinda guessed that it would be a trove with something organic and natural in it. YES! And this time I got it correct. May's Trove is full of organic surprises for me and Mummy!

Let's see what's in the box. I have arranged the product according to my liking. 
Rank #1 is the item I loved most, Rank #5 is my least preferred item.

#1 PURE SOUTH Goat Milk Body Lotion - 30ml @ RM59 for 255ml

Scented with native Australian plant extracts and pure essentials, the vitamin A and D-rich lotion is effective for treating dry and distressed skin conditions. It contains rose oil and Roselle extracts that stimulate metabolism for optimal skin cell renewal. 

The texture is indeed very milky and light on the skin! Definitely serves as a great moisturizer. Now Mummy and I are sharing the same bottle of lotion :)

#2 HEAVEN ON EARTH Essential Oil Lavendar - 1.5ml @ RM50 for 5ml

An essential oil to promote sleep, balance and tone skin, reduce anxiety and aches, 
soothe insect bites and provides a relaxing and soothing inner calm.

I have long heard about essential oil but have yet to try any of it. Each flavour has different usage, but mine does a great job to promote a great 8 hours of beauty sleep! You can inhale or apply it on skin.

 #3 SCHWARZOPF Essensity Natural Shine Serum (Full-sized!) @ RM56 for 50ml

This feather-light serum gives a natural velvet shine to your hair surfaces, smoothes your tresses and tames the unruliest mane around. It contains a combination of organic essences of sesame and olive oils to improve hair texture quality for easy maintenance.

It's so light and not greasy at all!
 
I can see instant result from applying the serum! 
My hair is now smoother and less frizzy. Bye-bye flyaway hair!

#4 AVENE Thermal Spring Water (Full-sized!@ RM19 for 50ml / 
RM39 for 150ml / RM55 for 300ml

Treat your skin to a fine mist whenever you feel the need! The skin will become less sensitive, more balanced and has better defence mechanisms. Soothing, softening, anti-irritant and anti-free radical.

It is so easy to use! Simply leave on few sprays for 2-3 minutes so that it forms a protective film on the skin before dabbing it dry. And my face feels so protected by the gentle tender purity of this spring water!

#5 TILLEY Goat Milk Soap (Full-sized!@ RM12 each

The body bars are wonderfully creamy in texture and provide gentle cleansing on sensitive skin. With its ingredients sourced directly from Australian Goat Milk farm, it is pure and enriched with skin conditioning Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Cocoa Butter.

The box also includes some vouchers: 
#6 Antipodes and Nvey Eco Cash Voucher worth RM20

 #7 HiShop Cash Voucher worth RM25

#8 Mary Chia 4-in-1 Body Detoxification Therapy Treatment Voucher worth RM400

Vanity Trove May 2013: Awesome Wholesome

MY VERDICT:

To sum up, I am overjoyed after receiving this month's surprise! The trove has been improving a lot over the months! All the organic products definitely suit my sensitive skin.

Thumbs up to Vanity Trove for giving better quality at lower price now! :)
Hope the next June "Obsessive Beauty" Edition brings more surprises!

Now you can also start subcribing to the exclusive July Edition themed "Infinite Youth" with KOSE!

STEPS TO ORDER:
1) Sign up and subscribe at www.VanityTrove.com/my for the monthly subscription fee of RM50 or choose the 3, 6, 12 months subscription options to get credits that goes towards redeeming a complimentary trove!
2) Receive your June’s themed trove by end of May.
3) Enjoy the beautiful surprises and share it with your beauty buddies!

For more information, visit 

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