Thursday, December 1, 2016

FANCL Tense Up (Collagen Beauty Drink)

Recently, I've attended a FANCL event with my beauty blogging gfs and it was so much fun! A twist from the usual, we were taught plating and had to create a dish of our own.. with no receipe prepared beforehand. Our winning dish (pictured as #1) was eventually a mojito-inspired mocktail where we added a dash of FANCL Tense Up Collagen drink instead of the given syrup for better flavor :B Thanks to that, I got to lug 4 boxes of FANCL Tense Up home. Woohoo!!

It's no secret that collagen is the key to having firm and supple skin. I was actually religiously consuming collagen supplements before my wedding and my skin was looking so plump up and radiant, only to disappear after my wedding ended (cuz I've stopped). FANCL Tense Up provides a daily replenishment of 2600mg collagen, nothing more nothing less, as it has been scientifically proven to be the ideal dosage needed. If you haven't heard, too much of collagen can actually result in the decrease of effectiveness and cause weight gain instead, all because the body is unable to break them down! FANCL's Tri-peptide collagen molecules are small enough to pass through the digestive system to be absorbed into the skin directly for optimal result, resulting in firmer and brighter skin too :) In fact, it also boast to help shrink pores; now that's definitely a benefit I'm looking forward to!

Just got started on FANCL Tense Up Collagen drink recently and I'm loving it so far! Ideally, it's better advise to drink it daily before sleep but there's no right or wrong, it's just so convenient. I like to pop a bottle of FANCL Tense Up into my bag each day and have it during my journey to work. Doubles up as a healthier alternative when I have LBP too thanks to its sweet zesty taste. I consider consuming collagen a long-term investment in terms of prevention for saggy skin and fine lines; in the mean time, it doubles up as a maintenance for radiant and healthier skin that recovers faster. Shall report back after I'm done consuming all 4 boxes.. 'til the next! x

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

All I want for Christmas from Estée Lauder Companies...

It's THAT time of the year again when I spent the most money for the joy of gifting my love ones and myself, of course! To give you a headstart on some peeks before you start your Christmas shopping haul, take a look at what the brands behind Estée Lauder Companies have to got to offer your this festive season :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 eyeshadow palette, pictured here with its accompanied case and the famous Urban Decay eyeshadow primer

Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa (@nearlygrey on Insta), and Alene has so much faith in me that she has not only allowed me to review the stunning Urban Decay Vice 4 palette, but she also let me write a post on her very beautiful blog! She knows that I am a huge eyeshadow/UD fan, and I'm so thankful to be given this opportunity :) I had actually considered buying the palette earlier simply because of the gorgeous casing, and it's really not that difficult to see why! The rainbow hologram effect really blew me away, and I am a sucker for gorgeous packaging. I'm sure a lot of you are too!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ Keratin Strong! Polishes Swatches

It's not every day that you'll find a nail polish that's not only cheap (SGD$13.90 per bottle), but it actually delivers 7 benefits in one bottle. Yes, SEVEN! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ Keratin Strong! Polishes provides (1) base coat, (2) growth treatment, (3) strengthening, (4) top coat, (5) chip-resistant coat, (6) gel shine finish, and (7) running-ready colors. Sounds amazing hey? I have the opportunity to swatch 8 of the 29 different shades that's available at our local drugstores and major departmental stores; here's another reason to have you loving them polishes: wide, flat brush to flawlessly paint your nails with! The result? Glossy gel finish that gives salons a run for their money~

Friday, November 25, 2016

Shisiedo Ever Bloom // Ramen Keisuke Tori King

Counting down to less than a month to my Tokyo trip, let's talk about all things Japanese today! Today's Fragrance Friday pick is none other than Shiseido Ever Bloom. May I embarrassingly add that I never knew Shiseido had a fragrance line until recently :x I've always been so curious about their skincare and cosmetic line, along with their amazing sister brands like Ettusais, it just didn't strike me to look elsewhere.

Regardless, Shiseido Ever Bloom is a pleasant and balanced floral fragrance that opens up with a white floral composition such as rose, jasmine and lotus. Whereas the drydown of hinoki wood and musk adds a soapy finish to it. Inspired by an old black-and-white photo of a camellia, this scent was created to strike a balance between delicacy and power. Just like that, Shiseido Ever Bloom starts out quite fresh and girly before enveloping your senses with a confident, slightly sultry musk; its sillage and longevity are quite powerful so a little goes a long way with this one~ I find this a timeless clean perfume for a girly day out!