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Thursday, October 9, 2014

{Sponsored} Intensive Moisture Serum

We all know how dreadful it is to apply moisturisers only to realise that they are too thick and/or they are not easy to spread so we have to spend quite a far bit of time patting and rubbing it into our skin if not we have to deal with the stickiness all day.

Myth: The thicker or the richer the moisturisers are, the better it is to hydrate the skin.
Truth: Thick or rich moisturisers can actually clog up the pores and may only offer surface hydration.

Personally, I am not really not a fan of body moisturisers and I don't really care about my body except for my face so I hardly apply any mositurisers to my skin. I really dislike the stickiness some moisturisers have, especially in Sunny Singapore whereby the weather is usually humid. Sweat already makes my body sticky so I do not need another moisturiser to add on to the stickiness. In addition, I hate going to bed feeling sticky all over.


If you share the same sentiments as me, Nivea has a product called Intensive Moisture Serum that is able to do the job without making your skin feels sticky and the best thing of all is that it contains SPF 25 PA++ so it can kinda act like a sunblock so there's not really a need to apply another layer of sunblock after applying this if you are staying indoor. And yeap, it is the FIRST body serum that not only repairs 10 signs of extra accumulated dry and damaged skin within 24 hours, but also shields it from the sun.

Nivea Intensive Moisture Serum contains 100X Vitamin E & Grape Seed Oil which are known for their strong antioxidant properties. They are capable of defending skin cells from sun induced problems and free radical damages and also guards the skin loyally from the loss of moisture. It also contains Avocado Oil is one of the oils that can be easily absorbed by the skin and transported deep into the tissues, relieving dryness and itch, contributes to regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin, and repairs dry and damaged skin in the process. Inspired by a nobel prized winning discovery, Hydra IQ works by increasing the number of water channels in the skin cells by 3 times. As such, water flows better and faster from cell to cell, even to the deeper layers of the skin. This restores skin’s own moisture supply and regulates the balance of moisture within it

Texture: Runny

I really like the texture of Nivea Intensive Moisture Serum as it is very very easy to spread and does not leave a sticky feeling on the skin after applying which means that it is being absorbed almost instantaneously so there is almost zero waiting time! I am a very lazy person so any time saved is more time for me to laze around. :D However, it does not mean that it does not hydrate the skin as i feel my skin getting smoother after applying. Definitely be using the Nivea Intensive Moisture Serum to pamper my body instead of neglecting it. :)

Nivea Intensive Moisture Serum is available at all major pharmacies and hypermarkets at only $8.90/200ml which is extremely affordable and does the job well so get yours today!

P/S: Nivea Intensive Moisture Milk is now improved and better with the addition of the ingredients mentioned above to provide long-lasting & intensive care for dry to very dry skin. It is available in 3 sizes – 75ml ($2.00), 250ml ($6.90) and 400ml ($9.90) which is extermely affordable too! :D

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SampleStore Ka Bloom

2 weekends back, I had the honour to be one of the lucky people to attend SampleStore Ka Bloom event that was held at Full House Signature to introduce the launch of the new Sample Store. Well, the name SampleStore should not be unfamiliar to you people as I have been doing beauty reviews for them for quite some time.

Here's a little background information about Sample Store
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SampleStore was first established in 2006 and was first known as Fr3b before rebranding in 2010 to The Sample Store and then finally to what we know today as in 2013. It has the largest inventory with over 100 different brands and more than 80 000 active members! The perfect website for people who wants to try out new/existing products first to see if they like it instead of buying the full-size product only to realise they do not like it or the product is not suitable for them.

Anyway, back to the event. As one of their Beauty Panelist, I received a rather heavy goodie bag/door gift after registration (which I did not expect) and Oh My, it consists of both full and sample size products from the participating partners. No wonder it is so heavy and I have trouble lugging it around.

Here are the items in the goodie bag that I received. There are products from Belif, Goodal, NOV, Brands Innershine, My Beauty Diary, MiaCare, Ma Cherie, Tsubaki, Pond's, Enavose, White Formula and Sense Care.

Rushed to the event straight after tuition and reached there at around 1pm when the event starts at 11am. Oops. Went there and there was already a lot of people present and all the cakes from Emicakes were gone so I did not have the chance to try it. :/

Emicakes and NESTLÉ FITNESSE booth.

Tsubaki booth. Tried the Tsubaki Head Spa Sparkling Serum and I love the popping effect and the fact that I do not have to do anything besides pressing my hair where the serum is being sprayed. It also does not leave my hair sticky or clump together.

White Formula and My Beauty Diary booth. Fact: My first mask was from My Beauty Diary!

Enavose booth

Belif booth whereby there is a sure win lucky dip.

All in all, I enjoyed attending the event although I left earlier. Did not managed to visit all the booths as the more popular ones like the Tsubaki Makeover station and Nov skin test has queues that are way too long for me. In addition, I got an extra goodie bag for visiting 3 booths and lots of samples were given too. I love free stuffs. Hehehe.

Love trying out new products but don't wish to waste the money to buy full-size products when you do not know if they are suitable? Why not try before buying with the help of SampleStoreSampleStore has just revamped their website making it easier to navigate so do give it a try! :)

Thanks for reading! Bye!