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Que Origin: Jelli-Q & Potion Lotion Body [Sponsored Review]

Back in October, when I walking around the booths at Giftopia's event, I spotted a familiar brand that I really love! That brand is Que Origin, and I fell in love with their very first products back when I was reviewing their Natural Shower Bath. You may view my review of them here!

This time round, I'm back with another review about it is for their latest released products: Jelli-Q & Potion Lotion Body.


Introducing Jelly-Q, the one body polish that you'll ever need. It is created to eliminate all of the nasty ingredients of a commercial body scrub, with 3 functions (Nourish, Polish & Cleanse) in 1 use!

To Use:
Remove the top layer of jelly by using fingers to pull and spatula to flip it up upon your first use (This jelly is to preserve while shipping).

Use the spatula to scoop the desired amount on the lid provided. Do not use hands to scoop in order to prevent contamination. Wash the lid and spatula after use.
Avoid any direct exposure of sunlight or hot areas.

Texture: Jelly-like with different sizes of grains
Darker tone - Coarse exfoliators
Lighter tone - Superfine exfoliators
Mix them or use them individually for different areas, you have full control.

  • Nourish and moisturise with Argan and Grapeseed oils
  • Condition your skin with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
  • Polish your skin with your desire texture of exfoliators
  • Cleanse with gentle ingredients and all natural rice grains exfoliators

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Oryza Sativa, Kanten, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Panthenol (Vit B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Beta vulgaris (Beet) Root Powder, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide,*Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Citral *natural aromatic components from essential oils

Cost: $14.80 for 150g

Product Rating: 8/10
I love the scent of this, and it leaves a light scent on the skin after use. Initially, when I first used it, I applied it on wet skin and tried to scrub but the product would simply just slide off the skin, making it very hard to use the product properly. It was only until I used it on dry skin then the scrubbing potential was unleashed!

To illustrate how effective the scrub is, I tested it on the back of my hand with 3 types of makeup: foundation, waterproof & smudge-proof eyeliner and blush.
The finer grains are very effective at scrubbing away all 3 types of makeup and I believe that it is the finer grains that would work well at cleansing and polishing away all the dead skin cells. The bigger grain only managed to remove the foundation and blush but had some spots of the eyeliner left, I personally find that the coarser grains are more effective at improving blood circulation underneath the skin and would work great for areas like the thighs and heels. 

Other than that, I would love if the product size was slightly bigger because I foresee myself using it up with less than 10 full body scrubs session.


Ever wanted a body lotion that is not greasy and oily yet choose your favourite scent in it? This is it! We present you 3 reasons why Potion Lotion is the answer. 

To Use:

Apply right after shower or bath as that is the time where your skin is clean, in need to seal moisture and absorb nutrients. Apply sparingly and layer bit my bit to allow your skin to fully absorb the product. Thus, getting the right Potion plays a greater role than the amount applied.

Give a gentle shake for the Oiless Satin before use to prevent the Arrowroot powder from sitting on the bottom.

Oiless- Lightest in viscosity, but took the longest to be absorbed
Potion 50- The medium of both extremes
Potion 100- The most moisturising and hydrating out of all

  • 100% naturally derived ingredients, even the preservatives used are derived from natural sources such as Radish and Corn.
  • 3 Variants to choose from, ranging from oiless to the highest content of oil to suit individual skin type and 3 types of scents to choose from too!
  • Helps to reduce wrinkles, improve skin barrier to free radicals, smoothen your skin and seal moisture without the greasy effect.

Oiless - Botanical Infused Water (Chamomile, Rosemary, Cinnamon), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Niacinamide, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Gluconolactone, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Lecithin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride 

Potion 50 - Botanical Infused Water (Chamomile, Rosemary, Cinnamon), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Niacinamide, Gluconolactone, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Nut) Oil, Ethylhexyl Olivate, (Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside), Euphorbia Antisyphilitica (Candelilla) Wax, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Lecithin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride 

Potion 100 - Botanical Infused Water (Chamomile, Rosemary, Cinnamon), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Niacinamide, Gluconolactone, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Nut) Oil, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexyl Olivate, (Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside), 
Euphorbia Antisyphilitica (Candelilla) Wax, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Lecithin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride 

May Contain folowing essential oils for different scent - Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Flexousus (Lemongrass) Oil
*Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Citral, *Limonene 
*natural aromatic components from essential oils

Cost: $17.80 for 200ml (note: I requested for 30ml Starter Kit to review)

Product Rating: 10/10
As with all of their products, I love the scent of this!Even though I noted that there is a slight difference in scent among the variants, it is nothing major. Potion 100 has a more rounded floral scent compared to Oiless Satin's sharper floral scent. However, what really sold my heart away was how non-greasy their potion lotions are, even the Potion 100.

To decide which variant is ideal for you, I would suggest Oiless Satin if you are constantly outdoor or in a humid environment. Potion 100 if you are constantly indoors with an air-conditioned environment. And lastly, Potion 50 if you are clueless or are in both types of environments.

This post has been brought to you by Que Origin, a Singapore-based body care brand formulated with natural ingredients, with no harmful chemicals and is PETA Cruelty-Free & suitable for Vegans.

The Body Shop: Superfood Expert Facial Masks [Goodie Bag]

Since September this year, The Body Shop launched a series of Superfood Expert Facial Masks, with 100 % vegetarian formula made with ethically-sourced and Community Trade ingredients from around the world, each formulated for different skin needs.

With the latest craze of multi-masking for the benefit of the different requirements and condition of our skin on different part of our face (forehead, nose, cheeks & chin), The Body Shop's Superfood Expert Facial Masks allow you to mix-and-match the varies masks for different skin concerns!


Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask
Skin Concerns: Tired skin; Lack of glow

Benefits: Radiance; Energizing
Key Ingredients: Acai Berry Extract; Guarana Seed Extract; Community Trade Organic Babassu Oil

Ethiopia Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
Skin Concerns: Dry skin; Fine lines; Wrinkles
Benefits: Nourishing; Improve suppleness
Key Ingredients: Community Trade Honey; Community Trade Marula Oil; Community Trade Organic Olive Oil

Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask
Skin Concerns: Dull skin; Uneven skin tone; Pigmentation
Benefits: Clarifying; Polishing
Key Ingredients: Community Trade Organic Sesame Seed Oil; Rice Extract; Ginseng Extract

British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
Skin Concerns: Normal to Dry; Dehydrated
Benefits: Fresh plumping; Hydrates
Key Ingredients: Community Trade Organic Aloe Vera; Rose Petals; Rosehip Oil

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
Skin Concerns: Oily; Blemished Skin; Clogged Pores
Benefits: Purifying; Glow
Key Ingredients: Community Trade Organic Tea Tree Oil; Bamboo Charcoal; Green Tea Leaves


I tried all 5 masks and I find that they all have a common sensation on my skin, the tingling sensation a few seconds after application. There's two takeaways from such a sensation: the active ingredients are stimulating your skin and penetrating deep into your skin; while it's good to have stimulation, people with sensitive skin should take care not to have it on your skin for too long.

Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask
Texture: Jam-like consistency with fine & long grains 
Smell: Berry-like scent
Thoughts: This mask helps to exfoliate away the dead skin cells, just take note to be gentle while scrubbing. It has a slight cooling sensation after wash which is quite refreshing!

Ethiopia Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
Texture: Gel-like that drizzles like honey
Smell: Honey scent with a blend of the scent of what I assume is Marula Oil
Thoughts: This mask doesn't leave my face feeling tight after use, but the hydration abilities of it is not as obvious as other hydrating masks I've tried but then again~ Fine lines, wrinkles or dry skin isn't any of my skin concerns, so it is hard for me to gauge the effectiveness too. I think it would work great as a pick-me-up mask if you pop it in the fridge and apply when chilled.

Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask
Texture: Thick creamy paste with long rice grains
Smell: Blend of ginseng and shea butter scent
Thoughts: Out of all the masks, this one contains the gentlest exfoliating grains and I find that it really does help to even out skin tone and reveal a much softer, fairer and radiant skin! This is my favorite one out of the entire range!

British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
Texture: Gel based with little petal bits
Smell: Floral scent
Thoughts: This mask felt very cooling upon application, but other than that, I don't feel like it did much. It has a slightly better hydration effect compared to the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. This mask would also work great as a pick-me-up when chilled too!

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
Texture: Clay-based with bits of tea leaves & mud grains
Smell: Has a menthol scent to my nose with a blend of the tea tree oil
Thoughts: Out of all the masks, this has the strongest tingling sensation on the skin upon application, it also feels very cooling after wash. This mask is great for drawing out the excess sebum in your pores, just take note not to leave it on for too long (below 8 minutes) and wash away with care as the grains for quite chunky. This is a good mask for men, especially if they have oily skin! Although for guys, I would suggest leaving the mask on the skin for 4 minutes max first and gradually leave it longer after each use to get used to the tingling sensation.


The Superfood Expert Facial Mask series are available at all The Body Shop stores at S$32.90 each.

This post has been brought to you by The Body Shop and Word Of Mouth Communication!

3RIFIC: Natural Goodness with Facial Oil

It may come as a surprise to you if you have never thought about using botanical oils on your face before, but it has been my go-to product whenever my skin starts breaking out. As counterintuitive as it may sound, there are lots of benefits when it comes to using such oils on your face.

Our skin requires its natural oil to maintain a healthy condition, but with constant cleansing and harsh ingredients in some products, that protective natural oil is washed off. As a result, the skin goes into an overproduction of sebum, causing an oilier skin and breakouts. That’s where face oils come in helping to calm the skin and rebalancing the skin.

For this post, I would like to introduce a new Facial Oil that came into my hands: 3RIFIC Premium Face Oil Developed and produced in Japan by a team of Japanese Experts with over 25 years of experience, 3RIFIC explore the best natural ingredients across the globe to find the perfect beauty balance in a natural way!
A unique blend of 99% natural and 85.5% certified organic ingredients, 3RIFIC Premium Face Oil is made with 11 precious botanical oils, without fragrances, colour, mineral oils, parabens, and harmful chemicals, to help fight against visible signs of ageing.

To Use:

Warm 3-5 drops onto the palm of the hand. Gentle press oil onto face and neck before moisturiser. For morning and evening usage, avoiding the eye area, stop use if irritation occurs.
For all skin types including sensitive skin.
Keep in a cool place avoiding sunlight.

Key ingredients

Lupine Seed

Promote the production of high-quality collagen that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity. This is the active molecule that increases the synthesis of Collagen I(the most abundant collagen, which diminishes with age)

Baobab Oil
A unique ratio of Omega 3-6-9 vitamins to help improve the skin’s elasticity, and helps to maintain a youthful skin.

Organic Argan Oil
Rich in natural fatty oil that is easily absorbed by the skin. It provides nourishment, helps to restore skin's elasticity, and reduces lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate)
An innovation form of vitamin C, with stronger properties than pure vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant and brightening agent with anti-aging capabilities.

Subtle fresh Rose de Mei. All natural without synthetic fragrances.

Light and silky smooth in texture, 3RIFIC Premium Face Oil absorbs into the skin fast without leaving behind any greasy sensation. The skin looks hydrated, radiant, and supple with a naturally glowing appearance.

Personal Tips
As a user of Facial Oils, I would like to think that I've aced the technique of using such oils, so here's some of my personal tips that you could try to start incorporating Facial Oil into your own skincare routine:

1. Always start application a little by a little rather than working with too much product on your skin. Personally, I would use 4 drops of oil on my face because that's the amount that my skin is accustomed to, but for a start, always start with the minimum recommendation first. An indicator I use to see if the amount is the ideal quantity is the condition of my skin the next morning; breakouts should be calmer, and skin should be plumped and radiant without any oiliness.

2. Always warm the oil between your palms first before applying onto your face. I find that it helps to allow the product to be absorbed by the skin much faster.

3. Always press the product into the skin rather than rubbing it into the skin... unless you are doing an oil cleanse. And yes, if you rub oil on blackhead prone areas, the oil does help to uproot some of the blackheads out (Another reason why I love using Oil products). But as a serum/moisturiser, always press the product into the skin, and you may also throw in some light facial massage to help with detoxification or drainage if you like.

4. For day time usage, use the minimum recommended amount, press the product into the skin and give it some time for the skin to absorb it before applying your makeup. A good time frame would be 3-5minutes.

And with that, it brings me to the end of my post, and as always~ Feel free to leave me a comment or email me if you have any questions or if you would like to share your personal experience with the product!

This post has been brought to you by 3RIFIC.

Meditrina: Ageless Herbal Cream

Age safely, effectively and naturally with Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream!

As age catches up, we begin to experience the effects of hormonal ageing that often starts at 25. Our metabolism rate slows and we tend to put on weight easily, collagen production slows down and our skin starts to sag and be dry, our body aches more, and our sleep becomes less restful. 

These are sure signs of hormonal ageing and hormonal imbalance – unwelcome yet unavoidable changes in our body’s biochemistry as we age. If you have tried various remedies to alleviate these symptoms but nothing seems to help, it is because you have not addressed the root cause of your problem: hormonal ageing.

Texture: White thick cream

This natural solution to hormonal ageing contains botanical ingredients like Chasteberry, Fenugreek and Wild Yam. These ingredients have been carefully selected by Meditrina beauty and wellness experts as they are scientifically-proven to alleviate problems related to hormonal imbalance such as period cramps, PMS and insomnia. So users can be at ease knowing that no animal substances or synthetic hormones are being used in the formulation of Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream!

The Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream is meant to be applied on 6 key areas of the body with emphasis on different areas for different purposes:

Lower back
Inner Thigh

For irregularities during the monthly cycle, emphasise the application on the lower back and abdomen; for disturbed sleep, emphasise on the neck; and for unexplained weight gain on lower body, emphasise on the thighs and gently pound on outer thighs after application.

For the most effective way for these active ingredients to work their charm, Meditrina beauty and wellness scientists use Transdermal Technology.

Through this unique, cutting-edge delivery system, the botanical nutrients enter the blood stream directly, thereby increasing their absorption across the skin layers and maximising their effectiveness, in a shorter period of time. As these botanical ingredients penetrate the deeper layers of the skin 10 times faster, you are truly rejuvenated and revitalised from inside out-effectively reversing the signs of hormonal ageing. 

Captured while I was testing its absorption rate, once fully absorbed, there is no sticky sensation left on the skin.

Honestly, it is hard to measure the effectiveness of the benefits of the botanical ingredients but I found that despite the cream being quite thick in consistency, it was rather easy for my skin to absorb it and about 1 minute after application, I noted that it doesn't leave any stickiness on my skin that most thick creams do. Personally, I like how it keeps my skin hydrated and while no distinctive benefits were observed, overall I like it as a body cream to keep my skin soft, smooth and hydrated without the typical sticky sensation.

This post has been brought to you by Meditrina, helping every woman to recapture her youth, sparkle and vitality, and feel beautiful, confident and sexy, like a woman!

DALI KATCH: Sharing the sound I love. Anywhere.

Music affects our mood; it can create excitement, stir passion and even calm our nerves. How the music is being delivered to our ears makes a difference too, and I know that it's been awhile but today, I bring a "Tech" post from the usual beauty related articles to talk about this latest device I've been using: DALI KATCH.


A battery-powered Bluetooth speaker that you can take it anywhere with you without any compromises on the quality of sound, bringing DALI’s (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) extensive audio heritage to a stunning, compact design, so you can share the sound you love anywhere you go. 

With over 3 decades of speaker design and build experience has resulted in a product that revolutionised music on the move into a cutting-edge, extruded aluminium and ABS case. By focusing on the technology behind the sound, the KATCH delivers the breathtaking audio you’ve come to expect from DALI’s full-size speakers but that lets you share the sound you love. Anywhere.

What Do I use KATCH for?

Honestly, I use it for moments when I need to relax, especially during times when I'm practising my calligraphy or when I'm blogging because I require a still mind to do such tasks. I usually listen to soothing classical music or Enya for relaxation and Crystal Singing Bowls music for meditation.

If not, I pretty much use it whenever I need some music around my house or when I'm watching a show online! All I have to do is to sync it to my phone for music or to my laptop when I'm catching up on my TV Dramas!


Build & Design: 

Stadium in shape made with cutting-edge, extruded aluminium and ABS case, and with a leather carry strap that can be kept hidden. It can be positioned upright or carried around by the strap to enjoy music on the go. Weighs at 1.1kg.


H/W/D 13.8 x 26.85 x 4.7 cm

DALI KATCH comes in three stunning colour choices of Dark Shadow, Cloud Grey and Green Moss. The one pictured in this post is Dark Shadow. The leather carry strap makes it easy and comfortable to bring it out around and the durable design makes it safe to do so. 

Built to last for 24 hours thanks to a powerful 2600 MAh Li-ion battery, with Bluetooth 4.0 Apt-X and NFC to allow you to share your music quickly and seamlessly. And you can expect first class audio pouring our from this speaker as it is powered by a 2 x 25 watt classss-D amplifier.

And if you want a stereo sound system, simply connect two DALI KATCH to form a stereo pair, playing left and right channels respectively!

Cost: €399.00


  • Weighs 1.1kg, can be quite heavy to carry if you are bringing more than just a speaker out in your bag


  • Easy to use, pretty much easy to figure out without looking at the instructional manual
  • Sound quality is crisp and loud enough that I can still hear my music clearly while I was vacuuming my room, I'm so impressed!
  • Has a leather strap that makes carrying it out easy
  • Long battery lifespan, can last for 24 hours

This post has been brought to you by DALI KATCH, sharing the sound you love. Anywhere.

What Happened: International Shoppping Experience with ShopandBox, Wheelock WAmazing Championship Race 2016, Imaginative Nails, Protected Feet with United Nails Supply, Raffles City Craftholic Christmas 2016 & Singapore’s First-Ever Yuzu Bath at Yunomori Onsen & Spa


Back in November, I was invited to shop the world with ShopandBox during a cosy event that allowed me to understand more about how they work and the launch of their very own app! 

ShopandBox is an established global peer-to-peer personal shopping and shipping service with over 100 personal shoppers (Boxers) in 27 countries and counting!

The event was held at an apartment full of products from various countries, with interesting snacks to fascinating beverages to hipster fashionable product to beauty products!

Wheelock WAmazing Championship Race 2016

After the first race of WAmazing Race, it was the Championship Race with more tenants participating, it was an intense series of activities/morning workout! 

With new tenants like Vivre Active, Astalift, O'Coffee Club, Seed Heritage, Gong Cha, Etude House and Gene by Grinrch, we had to do a series of challenges that really took a lot of energy and effort! Overall, it was a really fun, adrenaline-packed morning and my team won!

And to end off the whole event, we had a lovely meal at Picnic with all the participants of WAmazing Race and we did what all social influencers do, we ordered all that we could and did a big fat food flatlay!

To find out more about the race, simply search #WAmazingRace on Instagram!

Imaginative Nails, Protected Feet with United Nails Supply

I was invited to celebrate the official distributorship of CND Shellac, from top US nail brand CND (featured at countless shows at New York Fashion week) and Allpresan PRO Footcare (from German brand Allpresan with the best experts in Dermatology, Diabetology and Podiatry), and while we were indulging in canapés and champagne, Pat Lim, Founder of UNS, shared with us the latest nail technology to hit Singapore’s shores and weightless feet care products perfect for our climate. 

Unlike traditional creams and ointments, the patented, breathable BarriorExpert® Foam Cream Technology creates a fine, protective mesh on the skin after application, which protects the skin against external factors and strengthens the skin barrier. It’s a perfect match with Singapore’s humid weather and for heels-loving fashionistas – it can be evenly distributed without friction while providing superior moisturising benefits.

She also shared with us about the CND 8-patent SHELLAC system that does not require any buffing of our nail bed and showed us how it offers the same benefits as the usual gel polish – high-performance wear, with a mirror shine!

I think I'm hooked to this brand of Gel polish now... I was staring at how perfect my manicure looked every day until I had to remove it and was very impressed with how easily it was to remove it compared to the many other brands I've tried!

Raffles City Singapore X Craftholic Christmas 2016

I was invited to the launch of a whimsical Christmas happening at Raffles City Singapore with Craftholic!

During the event, we got up close and personal with Ms Ikuko Yamamoto, the Founder/Designer of Craftholic, who flew in specially from Japan!

We were also entertained by the characters from Craftholic in a cute dance performance and indulged our creativity with a range of Craftholic-related activities!

I made a pop-up Christmas card with the help of the experts in making pop-up cards and got treated to a lovely Earl Grey cake!

Singapore’s First-Ever Yuzu Bath at Yunomori Onsen & Spa

I was back at Yunomori Onsen & Spa again, this time round it is for their Yuzu Bath launch. I got to enjoy the Yuzu bath and special Yuzu dishes made for this period!

If you've been to Yunomori Onsen & Spa before, rejoice because their 1-for-1 happy hour promotion is back by popular demand from 28 November till 31 December 2016. Experience the first authentic Japanese Onsen in Singapore at only $19+ per pax (U.P. $38+)! The onsen entry pass entitles you the access to different variations of baths and other facilities such as sauna, steam bath and lounge. Promotion is valid from Monday to Wednesday, 7pm – 11pm.

So, this means that not only do you get to enjoy the onsen at a promotional price, you get to eat their Yuzu dishes too! My favourite dishes are the Yuzu Udon ($9.80+) and Yuzu Sorbet ($4.50+), these are my must-try recommendation!

But the promotion doesn't just end there! Yunomori Onsen & Spa is also offering weekday special massage promotions, which will be available until 31st December, from Mondays to Thursdays (10am-6pm): 

60-minute Thai Massage @ S$138 for 2 pax (UP: S$176)
90-minute Aroma Oil Massage @ S$199 for 2 pax (UP: S$276)

So what are you waiting for! Head down and enjoy!

And that brings me to the end of Novemeber and all that happened during this month!

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