My Clinique Experience

July 22nd, 2014 by sixpegs

Healthy skin is the one thing that everyone dreams of having.
To me, no amount of cosmetics is going to give me the confidence I get from having a clear and healthy complexion.

Let’s talk about the basis of skin care.
Before all of those whitening, hydrating, anti-aging concerns,
we must first make sure that we have a good cleansing regime.
There are countless skin care products developed by different brands in different parts of the world.
But when I hear that a skin care brand is developed by a team of leading dermatologists,
I know I’m in good hands.

My first encounter with Clinique was when I first met A, she has been using Clinique since she was 15.
(Yes, 15!) I always thought that she has been blessed with good skin, but apparently,
her skin type is sensitive and there are not a lot of skin care brands that work for her.

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When I shared the good news about Clinique’s latest cleansing brush, she was thrilled!
The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush is also a dermatologist developed,
Swiss engineered cleansing product that has made a difference in my life after
just a couple of weeks of use.

I have used cleansing brushes from two other leading brands before and
I’d say the Clinique cleansing brush really gives the others a good run for their money.

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I am a huge advocate of cleansing brushes, and for the longest time,
I’ve been actively encouraging my close friends to introduce cleansing brushes to their cleansing regimes.
After you started using a good cleansing brush, you’ll never go back to the
conventional way of cleansing your face.
I really like the Clinique Cleansing Brush because it is SO gentle and its design is so clever!
I’ll explain how.

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Other than being waterproof so you can use it in the shower,
it is lightweight so you can pack them into your suitcases for staycations or vacations.
The brush head is angled in a way that it will naturally reach all the areas
we often miss using the traditional method of cleansing.

The brush head consists of two different kinds of bristles -
the green ones are angled so they can reach areas that are prone to oil production and
clogging like the T-zone, and cleanse them thoroughly because these green bristles
are also shorter and firmer. The white bristles are longer and oh-SO-soft!
These are made to gently cleanse the other delicate parts of the face that needs our tender loving care.

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Clinique has also realized how most of us don’t know how long to leave the lather on our faces for.
With this cleansing brush, it will work for 30 seconds,
the appropriate amount of usage time for most skin types, and automatically turn off.

For me, I LOVE how light and compact it is and it’s so easy to bring it around.
The charging dock works either via a socket or via a USB port,
which is perfect for me because I can charge it through my laptop when I’m overseas.
But then again, a full charge can last me up to 3 months so I doubt
I’ll have to use the charging port when I’m abroad. Heh. :p

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I am absolutely in love with my new Clinique Cleansing Brush.
Leave a comment if you have any questions for me and I’ll be happy to share more information.
If you’re wondering about the price, it is currently retailing at SGD149.
For more information, do check out this HerWorldPlus website!

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Italy Summer Packing List

July 22nd, 2014 by sixpegs

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My Italy vacay starts tomorrow and I am jotting down all the stuff I need to pack for the trip.
I find it extremely bothersome to have to pack for a trip (especially a long one) without a packing list.
Do you have the same problem?

And since I foresee myself going for many, many more trips in future.
I shall put up my packing list online so I won’t have to make new lists in the future. *genius*
If you’re the worry wart sort and want to make sure you didn’t miss out anything,
you could check against mine too! Read the rest of this entry »

Atorrege AD+

July 18th, 2014 by sixpegs

Y’all.
I think I have found the winning formula to combat pimples and blemishes.

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Atorrege AD+ is the brainchild of Ands Corporation who first launched
the first generation of Atorrege in 1995.
In 2007, they introduced the second generation known as Atorrege AD+ to treat urban skin diseases
due to changes in environment and unhealthy living habits.

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I know it is a little too much to absorb so here is a more layman way of introducing their products. :p

To be honest, I was a little skeptical when I first received these products.
I believe it is the same for everyone else when it comes to trying new products.
With an open mind, I tried all of the products and only used them for a week.
I must say I was impressed.

If you are troubled by acne or pimples (even if they are occasional ones),
then I think you should try their products out. Let’s start with the Atorrege Cool Lotion,
my favourite product of the lot.

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I am a huge facial mist fan because I always like to have dewy skin
as compared to a cakey and dull complexion.
What I like about the Cool Lotion is how it is “medicated” and anti-bacterial,
and helps to control acne outbreak and suppress acne bacteria.
It replaces the oil blotter when it comes to sebum control.
I believe it works better than a blotter too because of its anti-bacterial properties
and how you don’t have to physically “touch” your face to get rid of the sebum.

And how can the war against acne and pimples be without a good pimple gel?

I have tried many different kinds of pimple creams and gels.
From those that forms a freaking white film over the pimple,
to those that makes you feel like you just put acid on your pimple (so painful!), I know it all.
With the Atorrege AD+ Acne Spots, it feels very light, almost next to nothing.
And the best thing is, I feel that it is VERY effective.
To me, I tried it on tiny zits that appear whenever I put on my makeup for a longer period,
or when I over-cleanse my face.

It really works like magic!

Atorrege AD+ Acne Spots is also the Editor’s Choice for Her World Awards 2014 for Best Acne treatment.
Well deserved win if you ask me! *thumbs up*

This is undoubtedly my favourite too! (I know, I have a lot of “favourites”!) HAHAHA!

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And then there is also Atorrege AD+ Skin Treatment that helps to strengthen skin collagen,
prevents free-radical and UV damage, helps with uneven skin tone and pigmentation
and generally boosts skin metabolism.
A good daily skincare item I would want to include in my routine to maintain healthy skin.

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Atorrege AD+ also have their own Moist & Calming Mask which is well known for its ability to instantly relieve inflamed skin with its soothing and hydrating properties. It boasts of its 100% organic cotton fibre that is bacteria-free and paraben-free (different from many other masks available in the market).

As for the masks, before I realized that I actually do need a “family” picture of the Atorrege AD+ product, I finished all the 5 pieces of masks in the box! So I have to use a generic picture like this following one, I hope you won’t mind. Heh!
PS. The masks are really very good for soothing and calming my skin! L-O-V-E it!

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Now the big question. How much do all that costs?
We know beauty always comes at a price but I’d say the price for Atorrege AD+ is still pretty affordable.

The price range from $49 to $159 per item and they are available at selected Watsons,
Guardian, Robinson, John Little and also at 21st Century Beauty Spa that has two branches locally.

21st Century Beauty Spa is now dishing out free 1-Year Membership
when you purchase $100 worth of AD+ or Betime products.
On top of that, you will also receive a complimentary AD+ Soothing and Calming Facial at $38
(usual price $158) at the spa!

There will also be a 15% discount for all Atorrege AD+ products at selected Watsons – Valid from 17-23 July.
Not only that, if you get a 2nd bottle of Acne Spots, it will be 50% off!
Promotion is only valid from 17 – 27 July at selected John Little stores
(Marina Square, Jurong Point and Plaza Singapura).

Did I also say that 93.3FM DJ Lim Pei Fen is the brand ambassador? No wonder she has such good skin!

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And now, GIVEAWAYS!

LIKE and share their Facebook Page, share and comment on the specific post
(which is about the product that you’re interested in winning) and you could be
one of the 12 lucky ones to walk away with Atorrege AD+ the gift set worth $108.90
and an Atorrege AD+ $58 (worth $158) facial voucher!

Freedom To Love

July 10th, 2014 by sixpegs

“I support the freedom to love.”
It’s always easier said than done.

Pink Dot 2014 is the most special Pink Dot for me because this year,
I have two of the most important women in my life with me – A and my most supportive Mom.

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I have seen many parents at Pink Dot, and I always think to myself how fortunate their children are.
For me, I have never really spoken to Mom about my sexual orientation or what I plan to do in life
until a couple of months back when A and I told my Mom about our decision to get married in time.
My mother’s readiness to accept us surprised me.
And what was more surprising was how she instantly agreed to attending this year’s Pink Dot with me!
I mean, being accepting is one, but being at Pink Dot with me means so much -
because to me, it shows that she is proud of me and my choices in life as well.
Isn’t it?

I think I am really a very fortunate girl, to have an understanding and supportive mother,
and a whole bunch of close relatives who treat A just like family.

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That picture above truly depicts how my Mom was like the other day. Hahaha!

I have a lot of friends who want to attend the Pink Dot but some can’t,
and some are not courageous enough to.

I truly hope that someday, we will all have the courage to stand up for what we want in life.

PetCare

July 3rd, 2014 by sixpegs

No offence to my friends who are insurance agents.
But I used to think that they are all trying to sell us policies to get that commission.
After knowing A, I realized that we all need insurance policies –
not every different kind of insurance policies but at least the few basic ones.

This might sound like an ad (this is not an ad ok?) but I just want to share this new product
that a personal friend of mine crafted for Liberty Insurance,
and I really think it is pretty awesome for dog owners in Singapore.
And kudos to Carey the big dog lover and Liberty Insurance for coming up with
such a wonderful plan for all of us.

I am an animal lover and I know very well how expensive it is to take care of
and provide for our pets in Singapore.
From the food and supplies, to occasional toys and treats, to accessories
(both essentials and those for our entertainment purpose), to healthcare and medical expenses.
The bills can get very hefty sometimes.

My most recent encounter was with Maliboo’s accident in May this year.
We visited two vets, and the total bills came up to almost $3000.
Thinking back, if I had signed up for the insurance when Carey first approached me,
it would have been less stressful for me financially when Boo’s accident happened.

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Miss Naumi

June 29th, 2014 by sixpegs

I spy, and I spy.
A boutique hotel just had a revamp and it’s looking oh-so-fine.

Hello Naumi Hotel!

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