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Event Launch: TONIC Grooming- Skincare Regime for Men Made Easy

 There's a new grooming service in town, and this time round it is targeted for men!
TONIC provides a skincare recommendation system that makes it easy for men to find the right skincare products that are appropriate for their skin.


TONIC selects the skincare products based on the efficacy of the skincare product and not by marketing claims, working with skincare experts to select products that contain a sufficient amount of beneficial ingredients, that are effective, and that have minimal known negative side effects.

TONIC kits consist of products selected from brands that include Lab Series, Murad, Clinique for Men, Menscience, Zirh, iS Clinical, Paula’s Choice etc.

HOW TO GET STARTED?



Step 1) Fill in our short skincare questionnaire
It doesn’t need to be 100% accurate, just pick the answer that you think best suits you.

Step 2) Confirm your Kit
TONIC will suggest a skincare regime and products that they believe best suits you. 

You can find out more information about the product’s ingredients, benefits, usage etc by clicking the “?” on the product picture. After clicking the “?” on the product picture you can also ask for an alternative recommendation or choose your own product.

Step 3) Confirm treatments and travel kit
You can add optional targeted treatment such as eye cream/acne topical/clay masks or add free travel size bottles (empty).

Step 4) Check out
You can select whether you want a subscription or just a one-time purchase. Please enter your gift card or discount code here.

STEP 5) Create an Account and Fill in Your Credit Card Details
Create an account by inputting your email and a password. By creating an account with TONIC you can make super simple replenishment orders or reorder an entire kit when you run out.

Finally, fill your credit card details to complete the order.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

TONIC offers two types of kits: 
Minimalist which is the most basic skincare package (2-3 steps morning/night, including washing your face)
OR
Quintessential which includes additional products such as scrubs, toners and serum for those that want a more comprehensive skincare regimen. 

They only charge for the products in your kit, there is no additional charge for our recommendation service or shipping. Each product is FULL-SIZE, with the average minimum range from $190 onwards.


For more information, head over to www.tonicgrooming.com!

CReeR: 4-in-1 Wipe Off Makeup Remover [Sponsored Review]

CReeR Cleansing Water and CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] promise to cut short your daily makeup cleansing regime with just one step! Paraben-free, alcohol-free and sting-free, CReeR Cleansing Water and CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] are formulated with Makeup Catching Micelles with Negative Ion and Japan Shimane Prefecture Hot Spring Water that will dissolve your makeup so gently and thoroughly it leaves no residue behind!



WHAT ARE THE KEY FUNCTIONS?

CReeR Cleansing Water and CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] are a 4-in-1 makeup remover that is light yet highly effective in dissolving makeup, exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising the skin with no rinsing needed.

Benefits:
Free from harmful ingredients (Paraben, alcohol, colour additives, fragrance)
Dissolves makeup quickly
Removes old dead cells
Leaves skin feeling clean and fresh
Gentle and light

HOW TO USE?

Dispense an appropriate amount of the Cleansing Water onto a cotton pad.
Gently wipe off the makeup with the saturated cotton pad.


For water resistant makeup, leave the soaked cotton pad onto the target area for a few seconds first before wiping off. It’s also highly recommended to use Cleansing Water [Oil In] for water resistant makeup!


Then, continue with your daily skincare regime as no rinsing is required.
You may also use CReeR Cleansing Water as a Cleansing Toner on busy mornings!

* I personally would still rinse it off and end off with my normal skincare regime.

VERDICT

Texture: Not as sticky as other Micellar Water I've tried, and once it dries, there is barely any sensation left on the skin.

Smell: No scent

Ingredients:
CReeR Cleansing Water - Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol

CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] - Water, Cyclomethicone, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol

See the dark and yellow areas!
Cost: $13.90 ($12.90 if you purchase from here!)

Product Rating: 8/10

As a quick cleanser for lazy days, the CReeR Cleansing Water works really well. I was impressed by the dirt that was lifted up and how visible it was on the cotton pad.

As for its makeup removal abilities, I tested the CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] out on one of my stronger/ more stubborn foundation, waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and a blush tint that would stain slightly after application.

Just note to shake the CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] properly first before dispensing some on a cotton pad, you will notice that it turns into a milky solution. With the first swipe, I ran the cotton pad across the left side of the back of my hand and immediately, it picked up most of the makeup with the exception of the mascara.


With the second swipe, I ran the same cotton pad across the right side of the back of my hand, and this time round, everything (including the eyeliner) was picked up immediately. And with the third swipe, I ran it across the whole surface of the back of my hand and everything was removed.


So for that, it scored really high on my ranking board because out of all the micellar water I've tried, this is the most effective when it comes to removing makeup effortlessly and quickly, especially the mascara! The best part of it was that it was done with just a cotton pad.

So a little goes a long way with these cleansing water, to remove all traces of makeup! That being said, how I go about using these products is that I will start off removing my makeup with the CReeR Cleansing Water [Oil In] first, followed by a second cleanse with the CReeR Cleansing Water, and end it off with a gentle oil cleanser because I personally don't like leaving micellar water on my face. I'm not comfortable with the idea of chemicals left on my skin, it's either just water or natural ingredients. Because I do spot some ingredients in the list that are things that I'm personally not comfortable with.

If you do feel the same way, then I suggest using this as a quick makeup removal routine but always follow up with rinsing it off or to end it with a skincare regime that replenishes the skin and protects with natural ingredients!

If you are fine with it, then be comforted to know that this micellar water dries off rather nicely on the skin with no icky sticky sensation and it is one of the better micellar water I've tested over the years!

Palladio: Swatches and Thoughts of Their Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour [Sponsored Review]

Hey Ladies,
I'm back with more exciting affordable makeup from Palladio!
If you haven't read my previous Palladio post on their Velvet Matte Cream Colour, read it here!



Introducing Palladio Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour, a shiny "upgrade" of their Top Selling Velvet Matte Cream Colour with flattering metallic pearls to create a striking feminine look. Drench your lips with this supple, creamy formula enhanced with green tea extract and vitamin E, and long-wearing metallic pigments.

VERDICT

Texture:
Pigmented, creamy and moisturising with a metallic finish

Shades:




Benefits:
Soft, flattering metallic finish
Applies with a doe-foot applicator
Botanical & Vitamin Infused- Green tea & Vitamin E
All products & any of the ingredients used are not tested on animals

Ingredients:
Dimethicone, Silica, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Mica, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Isododecane, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexyglycerin, Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.

May Contain:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77792, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

OVERALL

My favourite Colour from this range is Glided, because not only do I like the name of the shade, I realised that I've never worn any colour like this before and don't you think it suits my complexion really well?!~
My Favourite #velvetmattemetallic Colour is Glided!
 I also like the fact that it feels comfortable on my lips and the metallic hues are not too overpowering or loud, giving it a very refined and classy finish!

What's your favourite shade?
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Because I've got an exciting news for you!


UPCOMING PALLADIO
"WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE #VELVETMATTERMETALLIC COLOUR?"
EVENT

To kickstart the launch of Palladio Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour, Palladio will be giving out 100 pieces of Metallic Cream Lip Colour (worth $11.90) per day!
Simply comment on the event post on their Facebook page and tell them what’s your favourite #velvetmattemetallic Colour to ensure that you have a chance of having the colour you want!

Event Details:
ION Guardian
26th - 27th May
6pm-8pm

ITS DEMO X PIDITE: Disney Compact Face Powder with Sun Protection SPF22 PA+++

Riding on the Disney Themed Beauty products,
I've got something more to share! I stumbled onto this beauty shop called ITS DEMO when I was in Japan and fell in love with their Compact Face Powder Disney collection, and decided to get the Sleeping Beauty Design!


Contains 3-in-1 powder for a high coverage during the day:

Comes in a standard shade


Ray Crystal Powder
Minimise the appearance of pores and wrinkles

Marshmallow Cushion Powder
Keeps skin feeling soft and smooth

Super Oil-Absorbing Powder
 Absorb excess oil and prevent makeup from creasing for a beautiful finish that lasts all day

Shade
Slight orangish beige





OVERALL

I've been using this powder in place of my normal foundation and I love the smell of it (light floral scent)! I like how lightweight it feels on my skin without clogging my pores.

The powder doesn't add much of a colour to your skin once you blend it out properly.  

And I also like that it has sun protection (SPF 22 PA+++) so it's a nice face powder to use on days when I'm lazy. 

K-Palette Disney Edition Eyebrow Series

Hi Ladies,

if you haven't seen it or heard about it, let me take this opportunity to share with you K-Palette Limited Edition 2 Way Brow Liner and 3 Way Brow Pencil that features the four iconic Disney Princesses:
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Rapunzel (Tangled)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Cinderella (Cinderella)


The 2 Way Brow Liquid and the 3 Way Brow Pencil both contain strong adhesive holding oil for maximum lasting effect up to 24 hours making it waterproof, sweat-proof and sebum-proof; with beauty essences to moisturise eyebrows!

These eyebrow products come in shades of Light Brown, Natural Brown, Mocha Brown, and Greyish Brown.



WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

3 Way Brow Pencil

Features a retractable twisting pencil tip which reveals a velvety textured lead, with a hidden translucent powder sponge tip that creates a soft finish and an additional brow spoolie brush for the finishing touch to blend colour evenly.

To Use:
- Pull out the cap and turn the pencil holder for eye pencil to emerge.
-Slowly shade and fill in colour onto your eyebrows in small strokes.
- Twist cap to open powder tip. Blend the pencil colour where it appears too harsh, pointed powder tip allows for precise application on the tail of your eyebrows and use the spoolie brush to blend.

2 Way Brow Liner

Features a sheer liquid brush tip to draw the strokes of your brows and a pointed sponge tip for precision. 

To Use:
- Pull out the cap and fill in colour onto your eyebrows in small strokes with the brush tip.
- Twist cap to open powder tip. Blend the pencil colour where it appears too harsh, pointed powder tip allows for precise application on the tail of your eyebrows.


MY THOUGHTS

I prefer the 3 Way Brow Pencil over the 2 Way Liner because I find it easier to shape my brows and it is something I'm more accustomed to.

I tested all of them on the back of my hand to see how lasting it is, and I've got to agree on its strong adhesive holding oil. It really is waterproof, sweat-proof and sebum-proof! I'm currently using 2 shades for my day to day look: Natural Brown & Mocha Brown!

WHERE TO GET

Get yours at Watsons, SASA, Guardian, BHG, Robinsons, John Little and Beauty Carousel for only $23.90 each!


Create Gradient lips with Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bar [Sponsored Post]

Are you a fan of the popular Korean gradient lips?
If you are then, here's 3 new colour from the Newly Launched Korean Brand - Berrisom!


Formulated with sheer butter, jojoba seed and argan oil, these Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bars promise to keep lips moisturised.

TO USE:
Gradation
1. Lift up the lip bar when wearing so that each main colour gets applied.
2. Rub your lips together so that they will get natural gradation.
3. You will end up having attractive gradient lip.

Full Cover
1. Lay down the lip bar vertically so that the two colours will mix together.
2. Rub your lips together so that they will get natural gradation.
3. You will end up having full coloured lips.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS OF THE PRODUCT

Milk in Coral
I found that the shape and the hardness of the bar made it slightly easier to line my lips with it but because you have to hold the product at a horizontal level to do the gradient, your vision gets blocked a little so do expect that it will take some getting used to, to improve. That being said, the product is very blendable, so all you have to do is to smack and rub your lips together and it blends seamlessly!

Milk in Pink
I also like that the formulation is very moisturising, without feeling greasy. My lips felt very comfortable with it on and the best part of it is that it doesn't have any of the funky taste or smell that some lipsticks might have!

Milk in Red
My favourite shade out of all 3!
Lastly, I like that the pigmentation of these bars is very strong and fine making the colours very buildable and lasting but do also expect a little staining on the lips.

WHERE TO FIND THEM
 These Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bars are available at selected Guardian stores for a limited promotion price of $13.90 (Usual price $16.90).

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