2011-11-27

Bossini X Toy Story

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Something exciting is happening! Toy Story Land is opening in Hong Kong Disneyland!! Now I want to go there again - I love the Toy Story movies so much!

The excitement has spread to Singapore and Bossini has collaborated with Disney to bring us super adorable Toy Story apparel. :D

The Cantonese dub for Jessie the cowgirl in the Hong Kong version of Toy Story, Joey Yung 容祖兒, is fronting the campaign.

Bossini X Toy Story collection will be launched on the 25th of November at all Bossini stores in Singapore - and prices range from $16 to $159. Both adults and children will be able to enjoy the collection!

Here are some of the clothes + awesome collectibles:


Alien hooded fleece shirt dress


I'm gonna spend my December in wintry Texas so this is just perfect! Love the silly alien details and the furry hood + cuffs. It's comfy and the cowboy theme is so cute!


Jessie felt print hoodie tunic

Jessie is one of my favourite characters in Toy Story! She's always so chipper and brave and loyal to her friends... Plus she and Spanish Buzz are just so adorable together! I like how the hood area is sort of special, makes it look like I'm wearing a cape.


The hot pink tunic (long enough as a dress for me) totally matches my Lotso huggin' bear (Bossini gave this to me as a pressie, it's not available for sale in their stores) and my pink hair!


And he smells like strawberries! ♥


Me wearing the Oversized Pullover with Muffler

A super unique piece! Only 20 are available for sale in Singapore. *feels special*


The pullover comes with a detachable muffler in the style of Jessie's trademark braid!! So cute it even comes with a giant ribbon. :D


Here's ambassador Joey in a chic limited edition Alien Dress. The ears are pockets!

20 pieces available islandwide so collectors best hurry! Limited edition pieces only available at the Takashimaya and Bugis Junction branch.

The fun doesn't just stop here... Children also have their share:


I love this Jessie Tee for little girls.


Or this Checkered Toy Story Comic Shirt for handsome little cowboys! 

(Why are the child models so cute omg)

Loving the designs? If you spend more than $150 in the stores, you can get a FREE Peas-in-a-pod travel gift set!



OMG SO CUTE!!!11111 Want!!!!



As usual with my adverts there are PRIZES TO BE WON!! PAY ATTENTION COZ THE PRIZE IS AWESOME:


Contest no. 1:

Win a trip for 2 to the all exclusive Toy Story Land, including 4D3N accomodation for 2, 2 return tickets to Hong Kong and 2 entrance tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland!!

3 sets of prizes to be won!!

How? Just purchase any Toy Story Collection item, keep your receipt, and register online at http://bossinibehappy.sg. Contest ends 18 December - hurry!


Contest no. 2:

You don't even need to get out of your chair to win this. Just LIKE Bossini's Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bossini.sg, then LIKE AND SHARE (make it public) the Toy Story Collection folder by 31st November.

5 winners will be chosen, and the prizes include:

  • The aforthmentioned Peas-in-a-pod travel gift set
  • An extendable Tote bag. (Jessie or Alien design)
  • Alien camera strap

And my favourite are these:



SHOE CLIPS!!

Ingenious! Never thought of cute-ifying sneakers by putting clips on them. These clips are clipped onto the tongue of the sneakers. :D I suppose the clips also can be used for papers or whatever... Use your imagination!


You can check out the rest of Bossini's collection HERE!

Hope you guys win, and happy shopping!!

(I'd be so jealous if you win, I freaking love Disneyland!! Wish they gave me tickets :X)

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2011-11-24

Ready for Bed as Soon as Possible

One new post below this!

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This...

Is how my face usually looks like after I put makeup on (plus photoshop). Foundation, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, falsies, eyelid sticker, lipstick and lipgloss. All the works!

I enjoy putting makeup on but the taking off is usually more troublesome. There is always a balance to strike - whatever makeup removal is thorough is probably also time-consuming and harsh on your skin or leaves it feeling oily!

If you are looking for a makeup remover more suited for you, here's something you can try:


Bifesta used to be called Cleansing Express, as many of you probably know as they are a very popular brand of makeup remover from Japan. It is actually Japan's no. 1 water based makeup remover series.

And yes, Bifesta ONLY sells makeup removers! Talk about specialized!



And here's all of their makeup removers in a row!! What's so special about them?

Bifesta is all about WATER!

Most people believe that water based makeup removers are less powerful than their oil-based counterparts, but oil based removers leave an uncomfortable residue and require an additional step of cleansing which strips moisture! The best of both worlds is of course a powerful water based makeup remover!

I've mostly been using oil removers. However, there are days when I feel my skin already feels very oily so water is a more suitable choice for those days!

And Bifesta is really gentle but powerful! Kaykay came over, saw my removers and told me that she has always been using Bifesta coz it is the "fastest" remover in the market. Minimum amount of wipes and she can get into bed after a tired, long day! No wonder their slogan is "Ready for bed as soon as possible"!

And I can personally vouch that the removers leave no sticky or oily residue, just a velvety feel. No need for washing your face with facial wash afterwards - if you really want to, just rinse with some water. :D

But the BEST part?



THERE IS A BIFESTA FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE!!





Each remover contains different ingredients so as to ensure the best skincare for you.

Moist: For dry skin - ceramide infused for moisturization.

Sebum: For oily skin - With green tea extract to tighten pores.

Bright Up: For dull skin - With saxifrage extract for skin brightening

Agecare: For more mature skin - with coenzyme Q10

I had a hard time choosing but in the end I decided Bright Up was my favourite as it can also remove dead skin cells and improve skin's luminosity!





Simple pumping onto a cotton pad



Hold it on your face for a bit and wipe off...



One easy swipe and my eye makeup gone!!

Another AMAZING thing about Bifesta?

Normally when you wipe once with a cotton pad the pad gets dirty and if you use that same pad to wipe another part of your face that face gets stained, right? But with their makeup remover, it simply doesn't happen! The remover catches on to the impurities, trapping them on the cotton pad so even with multiple wipes with the same pad you still get clean!

I even removed my false eyelashes without causing damage to my real or false lashes. You can even use Bifesta to clean off the residue glue on the lash band without misshaping your falsies coz its water-based and non-sticky.


Velvety clean :)


For ultra obstinate makeup, Bifesta also has a Eye Makeup Remover and it has super strong removal strength:



I've heard testimonials that this remover is super strong even on the most waterproof mascaras.



Remember to shake it before use! :D
Tested it on my most stubborn eyeliners and mascaras - it works very amazingly well.

And lastly if you wear lighter makeup, Bifesta also has an option for you!

Do you sometimes step into the shower after a day out and turned on the water only to remember you have not removed your makeup? It happened to me many times before, especially when I only have a bit of blusher or foundation on!

In that case it is best to have a bottle of Bifesta's Cleansing Liquid in the shower with you!



Simply massage the thick liquid on your face and rinse off with water.
With one step you remove makeup and cleanse without stripping away your skin's moisture. :)

All Bifesta removers have plus-ion Hyaluronic acid to give to your skin.


Want to find out more? Go to



Just enter the password "xiaxue" to get a chance to redeem product samples for the 30ml Sebum lotions. While stocks last so hurry!!

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My favourite contacts

People are always asking me what contacts I'm wearing in which photo. Finally I'm gonna do a review of my favourite lens!

It's a difficult question because there are so many facets to a good pair of contacts. Criteria number 1 is obviously how pretty it looks and number 2 is comfort... Then it goes on to price, whether it enlarges your irises, whether it looks natural etc...

Since most Singaporeans buy their contact lens from shops I shall also include some of the shop brands in this list!

I shall also clarify that I hate black lens so none will be reviewed here. I typically like blue or brown lens the most.


1) Geo lens  

(many hundreds of lens that are available online, including brands like Dueba or Beaucon etc. These lens are not usually sold in brick and mortar shops.)

Comfort: Varied

Safety: Dubious. There are duplicates from China which are very similar to the Korea/Jap stuff but I've never had infections before so yeah.

Price: Cheap as fuck. Cheap as $11 sometimes! Lens supposedly last for 6 months - 1 year.

Pros: Has the biggest diameter for lens, crazy variety for design

Cons: See safety. Troublesome to buy, got to buy online and they take time to deliver. Annnnd the lens come in the most unergonomic glass bottles imaginable with metal bits that WILL maim you as you try to open them.

There are so many of these Geo lens and some of them are so pretty it's impossible to just choose one! Since I'm lucky enough to be sponsored by Honeycolor.com I have tried many of the most popular designs and these are my favourites:

Dueba Puffy 3 Tone


Blue


Green


Grey


Brown

If I *had* to choose the prettiest lens I've ever worn I guess I'd go with the puffy 3 tones. Everything about its looks is perfect: The colour is very vivid and interesting with a different colour nearer to the pupil. It has a limbal ring which is not too thick or black (I HATE those, it looks so harsh, and most Geo lens have that problem), and it's big but not ginormous.

However, the blue is not my favourite shade - it is a bit too aqua and I prefer a darker blue. The grey however, is just gorgeous and so is the brown and green. Also comes in purple and pink!

Only bad thing? These contacts tend to be a bit dry. I already have very dry eyes so I have to keep pumping eyedrops or my eyes turn red easily from these.

Geo Super Nudy


Blue


Pink
Super nudys are the bomb! Remember gyaru Maiko who interviewed me from NHK? She also wears nudys. Comfort not bad either!

Beaucon Jewels


Love the pink! And surprisingly these are very comfortable

And the EOS Adult series:

 


Brown and Blue. I love how they give a crystalline look! :D



2) Freshlook

Comfort: Average

Safety: Good. However, I find freshlook lens extremely difficult to remove, especially their dailies! I don't know why but they are so SMOOTH, cannot pinch off easily.

Price: High

Pros: Easily available at every shop.

Cons: Expensive, difficult to remove, diameter not spectacular.

Some time ago Freshlook asked me for an advert so I tried on all their colours. Even though their lens are costly compared to the other store-bought ones I wanted to buy more because some of the colours are so pretty!! I really love their Brilliant Blue, Turquoise and Honey. I actually wore the turquoise on my ROM day.

Brilliant Blue

Turquoise

Honey

Freshlook also has coloured dailies but the colours available are only blue (not the same as Brilliant Blue), hazel, green and grey. And all four are very small in diameter with very dull colours that can hardly be seen. Hopefully they come up with more choices! Their dailies are not as comfortable as Acuvue's.


3) Freshkon

Comfort: Meh

Safety: Good

Price: Average

Pros: Easily available

Cons: Lens are small in diameter and are quite drying

I haven't been wearing Freshkon for a while now although they used to be my absolute favourites before Geo lens came into the picture. The reason is that their diameters are just too small!! I'm old now, I need bigger irises to make me look younger dammit.

My favourite colours were the Baby Aqua and Perky Brown.

Baby Aqua (don't miss those gums!)

They smartened up and came up with a new line of bigger contacts recently though and they are quite nice!

"Dezigner" lens

No pics on me but I liked the blue! It reminded me of the Beaucon Jewel ones.


4) Spectacle Hut

Comfort: Good

Safety: Good

Price: Low if you buy more, buy 2 get 2 free!

Pros: Easily available, one of the cheapest available in shops.

Cons: Errr the owner is like a City Harvest fanatic. That's why disgusting Sun Ho is their ambassador. However, my disagreement with his megachurch is hardly a good reason to boycott his brand, which I quite like.

Spectacle hut actually came up with many different colours for their inhouse lens and some of them are quite pretty!!

Hazel something colour. It's quite unique, almost a yellow colour.

I like their Honey Amber, which is a lot like the Freshlook one.

A lot of you also commented that their Lilac Purple is pretty!

The one flaw about these lens is that their limbal ring is not that defined. I'm very anal about limbal rings! Too light and irises look small, too dark/thick and it looks juvenile!

Spectacle Hut also has dailies, in limited colours. The most obvious colour is "chocolate", which looks almost black. -_- And their dailies aren't even that comfortable or enlarging wtf.


5) Acuvue

Comfort: EXTREME OMG, LIKE WEARING NOTHING

Safety: Good

Price: Darn expensive

Pros: SUPER COMFY WTFBBQ

Cons: Lens come only in horrid "subtle" colours

The only lens I ever buy from Acuvue are their dailies because my eyes are really dry so they get red very easily and seriously, Acuvue dailies are the ONLY brand I can wear all day long with no discomfort.

I have perfect eyesight so why the hell am I still wearing lens if they hurt me? I'm vain, ok? Contacts are the most important part of my makeup!!

The saddest thing is these Acuvue lens are only available in brown and black and their brown is super not obvious:

 
 Doesn't look like I'm wearing anything...

However, these lens DO enlarge the irises even if they provide no nice colour so they are my choice for travelling or long days. I calculated and 1 pair costs like $2 or something... It's very expensive considering you only can wear them once. :(


6) WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

Comfort: Even better than Acuvue dailies

Safety: Nothing safer

Price: Free!

Pros: See above

Cons: It's troublesome



Guess the contacts!!!!!!

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Photoshop.

HAHAHAHA... Simple, just use the lighten (dodge) tool and set the brush size to slightly smaller than the distance of the edge of your iris till your pupil. Leaving a limbal ring, lighten by going in circles till you get this effect!  :D

Now vote for me please!!!!!! I spent a long time doing this post T_T

I'm under Influential and Lifestyle! Also vote for Cheesie under fashion tyvm! :D

You can vote either with the sidebar on the right or click HERE!

p/s: Let me know which colour you like the best on me please!!

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2011-11-17

Love Love More

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I've got good news for girls who want to make their skin as soft and as luscious as can be!


Remember my previous advertorial for Love More?



Now they have sent me MORE awesome skincare products to try! Skincare junkies rejoice!

The Love More Aqua Moisturising Series:


These are all featured and recommended on popular Taiwanese beauty show 女人我最大!

As the name suggests, the uniqueness of the Love More Aqua Moisturizing Series is moisture, moisture, moisture!

The result? Flawless transparent skin + 100% moisturized skin + sebum balance.

Keeping skin moisturized is super important especially when a lot of us spend most of our day in the aircon!! When skin is dried out, you not only get wrinkles and age faster, your skin also turns oily which can lead to acne.




Step 1: Love More 24hr moisturizing Aqua Pump

Also known as the toner! (In picture, the tallest bottle)

Most toners in the market don't bother much with moisture level but the Aqua Pump does! The texture is watery and not drying like most other toners and with the extra moisturising effect, your subsequent skincare products can maximize their benefits.

And I love it because it smells so awesome, like fresh cold cucumber + lilies! :D

Plus the design comes in a pump, which is super convenient.



Step 2: Love More 24hr Moisturizing Aqua Serum


Here's the texture of the serum!!

The Aqua Serum comes with patented AQUAFILL and professional whitening compound with 3 times more concentration than the traditional essence. Even using a small amount can achieve long term retaining of moisture in the skin, and keep the innermost layer of the skin quenched with moisture!


Step 3: Love More Aqua Masks


Blue: Love More Aqua Cucumber Extract and Ceramide Moisturising Mask

Pink: Love More Aqua Damascus Rose and Arbutin Whitening Mask

I love both these masks!!!!!


Both the masks contain awesome ingredients.

The blue Moisturising Mask has cucumber extract, ceramide and oligomer, helping to do advanced moisturizing for your skin.

The pink Whitening Mask, which I LOVE because it smells like my favourite roses, contain Rose damascena flower, Alpha arbutin, camomilla recutita and Malachite Extract. I know most of those things sound foreign but they are all good!!

Helps to whiten skin, making it noticeably smoother and softer!

I don't know if you noticed from the picture but the special thing about these masks is how tightly they are sticking to my skin! Usually the material for masks is a little thicker and I feel they leave a distance between my skin and the mask but for the Aqua masks they are designed to fit perfectly with a special natural silk cotton.

It fits the skin tightly without leaving any space which means it is able to moisturize skin more effectively. :D When peeling out the mask I even accidentally tore it. It's super delicate!

After using the masks I really felt my skin become instantly baby soft, fairer, and brighter!

(Yes I'm putting the mask with makeup on. It's for DEMOSTRATIVE purposes ok!)

Step 4: Love More 24hr Moisturizing Aqua Brulee


Love this moisturiser!

Water based which means it isn't sticky and oily after application. Smells fantastic so you can climb into bed with your partner and know you smell awesome.

The Aqua Brulee is ultra moisturizing, providing moisture to all layers of the skin. If sleeping with the air con has dulled your skin, it's time to give this a try!

Besides the Aqua series they also gave me some other products and I love this:


Sexy Look Strawberry Black Head Pore Set!

If you recalled in my previous advert I had the kiwi version of this and now they came up with STRAWBERRY!!


Love, love, love this because not only do you get rid of blackheads, it is also super fun to peel off the mask... and the smell is just so... DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

The whole time the mask is on your face so you just keep smelling the strawberries. How awesome!! Mike kissed me on the nose after I did the mask and I asked "What do I smell like?" He said, "Strawberries!! WHY?? Why do you smell like strawberries?"

LOL


And are you ready for cuteness??


A freaking HELLO KITTY MASK!!


Hot pink: Sexy Look Moisturising and Whitening Rose Mask

Baby pink: Sexy Look Hyaluronic Acid Whitening and Moisturising Mask

So cute right?? Perfect for traveling or sleepovers with girlfriends!


AND MORE!!!!!



CAN YOU SAY KAWAII??

And wait, these 3 Hello Kitty masks are special! They are 3D masks which means they have hooks for your ears! The end result is a mask super tight around your face and under your neck, giving a lifting effect.

White: Sexy Look Brightening and Firming White Rose Double Lifting Mask

SMELLS LIKE ROSES!!!

Purple: Sexy Look Moisturising Sensitive Amethyst Double Lifting Mask

SMELLS LIKE RED WINE AND GRAPE!!

Pink: Sexy Look Ultra Moisturizing Pink Sakura Double Lifting Mask

SMELLS LIKE SAKURA AND STRAWBERRIES!! *faints*


Want to get your Love More products? They are all available in Watsons (Hello Kitty exclusively at Watsons only) and http://www.secretive.sg now!!

If you are the first 1,000 to order from secretive.sg within a month, you can mention "Xiaxue" on your coupon whilst checking out and you can enjoy $2 off a minimum order of $20! Shiok not??

Want more updates and to win weekly prizes? Just Love More's facebook page and Sexy Look's facebook page!

Ending this entry with two more pictures of myself:





Tata! ♥

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