Yvonne Lim At The Grand Opening Of Origin Luxe

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We always look after our face, our body, but one place that we always forget to look after is our scalp. It's always nicely covered by our hair, but with the tremendous hair styling and products we use, we tend to abuse the scalp. Origin Luxe would be the solution for you

Mediacorp Artiste - Yvonne Lim (林湘萍) was the at the opening. She is the brand ambassador of Origin Luxe and because of her, the whole shop at the newly opened Chinatown Point was flooded with people who wanted to catch a glimpse of her.

It was a big affair with lion dance troupes invited to celebrate the opening. After a ribbon cutting session, Origin Luxe is officially opened for business!

I understand there are some hair treatments out there in the market that involves some chemical, but at Origin Luxe, it is all about being natural and they only use premium herbs to help you in your problems.

Using natural Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs, Origin Luxe's uniquely formulated herbal blend will treat all your hair problems. They 
believe in creating miracles with the perfect combination of massage and natural herbs.
Unlike products found in the market, they offer their very own formulated recipe specially concocted with premium herbs.
This unique preparation method differentiates thrm from the market. Herbs are slowly and carefully brewed for two hours to allow thorough extraction of essence and nutrients. The treatment masks are then immediately packed into individual sachets to ensure freshness and avoid contamination.
Upon customer’s arrival, the herbal mask is heated up to further prevent contamination. It also facilitates the penetration of the herbal essence into the scalp and helps stimulate healthier hair roots.

If you are someone who are always "destroying"your hair, go give it some TLC at Origin Luxe... 

133 New Bridge Road
02-28 Chinatown Point
Singapore 059418
(Beside link bridge)

10am – 8pm (Weekday)
10am – 7pm (Weekend & Public Holiday)


Christina aka Huney

BRAND'S Innershine RubyCollagen Essence

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Now, as I hit the big 3, I am getting more and more conscious of my myself, especially looking for signs of aging every single morning. So, I immediately jumped on board when BRAND'S Innershine invited me to their RubyCollagen Essence event. 

The new BRAND's Innershine RubyCollagen Essence range is said to turn back the clock and reveal younger-looking skin through a portfolio of oral supplements that promote beauty from within. It is the company’s first dedicated anti-aging supplement series and opens up a new dimension in the world of anti-aging skin care.

As we age, collagen levels in our skin continually dip as its ability to synthesize new collagen begins to diminish. Environmental and lifestyle factors such as ultraviolet (UV) rays, stress, and smoking further accelerate the loss of collagen. In order to fend off the visual signs of aging, it is necessary to not only replenish lost collagen, but also prevent further collagen degradation in the skin from occurring. Inspired by this insight, BRAND’S InnerShine developed RubySignature, a formulation designed specifically to challenge the existing paradigm in anti-aging skin care.

It was an afternoon lunch affair and we got to understand more about the range whilst enjoying food served. There was a special presentation on holistic anti-aging skin care by guest speaker and renowned aesthetic expert Dr. Elias Tam. As well as, Cerebos scientist Dr. Lua Bee Leng who delved into the science behind RubyCollagen's powerful proprietary skin age-reversing formulation. 

Derived from a unique blend of precious ingredients – micro-collagen peptides and Astaxanthin harvested from a special strain of micro-algae – RubySignature is a proprietary skin nutrient matrix that promotes firmer and more youthful skin.

At 500 times, 800 times, and 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin E (Kurashige et al 1990), CoQ10, and Vitamin C (Nishida et al 2007) respectively, Astaxanthin is one of Mother Nature’s most potent antioxidants. When combined with micro-collagen peptides – collagen molecules that have been broken down through a sophisticated hydrolysis process to aid in faster and more effective absorption by the human body – the resultant RubySignature formulation sets a new standard in oral collagen supplementation in the pursuit of ageless beauty.

The replenishment of collagen levels in the skin is necessary to support its structural foundation for improved firmness and elasticity. Astaxanthin serves as the perfect complement by acting as a natural shield against the harsh and collagen-depleting rays of the sun. In containing both micro-collagen peptides and Astaxanthin, RubySignature defies the aging process by performing a vital triple-action of supplying, protecting, and delivering. While skin is supplied with much-needed collagen to restore lost collagen, Astaxanthin protects against collagen degradation to allow for proper skin cell turnover. Moreover, it also supports healthy cellular metabolism by promoting microcirculation, thereby effectively delivering collagen and other skin nutrients to the skin cells.

Infused with natural pomegranate juice, BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen makes for a truly delicious treat and an indispensable beauty oral supplement that addresses the heightened needs of aging skin. Designed to easily complement your existing topical skin care routine to form a comprehensive beauty regimen, the BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen Essence range is available in both drink and strip formats. Daily consumption will help to ensure that your body is adequately supplied with the essential nutrients for optimal skin support and protection. For optimum efficacy, it is recommended that BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen be consumed twice daily to experience the skin age-reversing difference in 6 weeks*.

Ok. All these might sound technical, but then it's something oral, so it's better to know what goes in right? Actually I prefer the taste of the RubyCollagen Essence compared to that of their Marine Collagen. This one tastes more like raspberry and do not worry about any fishy smell, there isn't any!

I prefer having the RubyCollagen Essence Strip, as it is easy to bring around and can be eaten as a snack while at an event or shopping. I have them twice a day and it's been a month since I last had them, I can feel my skin condition getting better, not breakouts so far and I'm literally glowing from within!

The BRAND'S Innershine RubyCollagen Essence contains no sugar, artificial colourings and/or preservatives, so literally everyone (unless allgergic to seafood) can have it!

Note: Do not take if you are allergic seafood or have existing medical conditions, do consult your doctor before having it!

The RubyCollagen Essence range by BRAND’S InnerShine is available at all leading personal care stores.

Price List:
BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen Essence (50ml x 10): SGD $57.00
BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen Essence Strip (15g x 10): SGD $36.00
BRAND’S InnerShine RubyCollagen Essence Trial Pack (1 Strip + 1 Drink): SGD $8.80

For more information, log on to BRAND'S website - http://www.brandsworld.com.sg

Cheers to youthful, beautiful skin!

Christina aka Huney

Turn Back The Clock With 24H Quartz Gem Stem Cell Skincare by Dead Sea Premier

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This is a review that is a long time in the making.  I have been testing 2 Premier Dead Sea products for the past month and here's my review of them together with what went down at the press launch.

Dead Sea Premier introduced their 24H Quartz Gem Stem Cell collection. This is a revolutionary collection of advanced anti-aging skin care products sourced from nature and taken to the highest level by Premier Dead Sea laboratories using cutting edge scientific technology.
Hosted by Yvette King of Beam Artistes, there was a special guest appearance by local celebrity Jaymee Ong. There was also a live demonstration by the brand’s international chief trainer and scientific expert Malka Harel. She showed us how Dead Sea minerals worked well with the advance technology which is present in their new products.
What 24H Quartz Gem Stem Cell does?
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidant
  • 24-hour moisturization
  • Skin rejuvenator


Benefits of 24H Quartz Gem Stem Cell 

  • Increases skin stem cell vitality
  • Boosts epidermal regeneration
  • Improves skin barrier function
  • Restores skin’s resistance
  • 24 hour moisturization
  • Protects against transepidermal water loss
  • Strong antioxidant and anti-pathogenic activities
  • Natural occurring massage enhances skin cell natural renewal process
  • Liposome Complex® assists in deeper skin penetration of active ingredients

This Rose Quartz Gemstone works miracles together with the products!

See how happy the lady is with her face? Her left side of face looks lifted and more glowing and not to say, seems to look a little more slimmer too!
A little more about what goes into the products:
Dead Sea Minerals
Twenty-one Dead Sea minerals are featured in the 24H Quartz Gem product range and recognized for their unique therapeutic properties to:
  • Nourish the skin
  • Activate the circulatory system
  • Ease rheumatic discomfort and metabolic disorders

Rose Quartz
The 24H Quartz Gem line of products contains Rose Quartz powder that creates a natural, repeated vibration when applied onto the skin, giving your skin a continuous natural skin massage due to the natural properties of the Rose Quartz. This natural occurring massage allows your skin to work and helps to rejuvenate and enhance your skin cells natural renewal process. When applied in soft circular motions, the Rose Quartz gem powder generates an electric magnetic field assisting the actives in the cream to penetrate deeper into your skin. 
Alpine Rose Stem Cells
Alpine roses are rare and resistant plants growing in extreme weather conditions in very high altitudes in the Swiss alpines. They are known for many medical benefits and withhold excellent antioxidant properties. Alpine Rose stem cells assist in the reduction of oxidative stress.
So, I was given 2 of their products (Quartz Gem Brightening Under Eye Treatment  &  24H Quartz Gem Metamorphosis Lifting Maskto try out. I've been using them for awhile, they do help improve my skin firmness. The fun one has to the Under Eye Treatment, it's packed like a syringe and it feels as though I'm going for botox every night. =X

Quartz Gem Brightening Under Eye Treatment 10ml
  • Gently massages the delicate under eye area to lessen the appearance of puffiness and dark circles

The product is easily absorbed into the skin, just a very small dot of the product on each eye works. The fine lines on my undereye does seem lesser, however, I'm not liking the slight stinging feel around me eyes. Should I be feeling that?

The next product is the 24H Quartz Gem Metamorphosis Lifting Mask.

It's the first mask I've tried that changes colour after application. I feel tightness in my skin after every use and with every use, my face seems to be lifted even more. I shared this with my mother and after one use, her face is pulled tighter and firmer like the model above. Totally recommended for Mother's Day gift.

  • This mask is geared to defy the aging process and helps the skin to quickly achieve a radiant and fresh look
  • Mask color transforms from white to pink rose as it gets applied, visibly deploying the encapsulated active ingredients onto your skin

Other products from the collection is:

24H Quartz Gem Lifting Serum 30ml
  • Instantly tightens, rejuvenates and lifts the skin while smoothing the appearance of wrinkles
  • Contains 24H Moisturizing Complex, Alpine Rose stem cells, Dead Sea minerals, Liposome Complex® of plant extracts and Rose Quartz
  • Results in smooth and moistened skin that appears younger, lifted and more radiant 24H Quartz Gem 

24H Quartz Gem Liquid Ice Lifting Cream 60ml
  • A unique breakthrough concept which provides double effectiveness in each application
  • Solid rich cream transforms into mineral-rich crystal water and deploys selected highly active ingredients of Rose Quartz, Alpine Rose stem cells, Dead Sea minerals and Liposome Complex® of plant extracts onto your skin
Rose Quartz Gemstone (which is shown above with Malka Harel holding up)
  • By massaging the product into the skin, the effectiveness of the product is preserved by the Rose Quartz and enhanced up to a period of 24 hours

Premier currently operates in Singapore with seven branches in Singapore. For more information, please
visit the Dead Sea Premier website at www.premier-deadsea.com / www.premier-deadsea.com.sg

Christina aka Huney

Benefit Cosmetics - Fake Up (The Great HYDRATING CONCEALER Coverup)

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With my super dark eye circles, concealers are my best friends! I've always been in search of a good one and seriously, ask me and I can tell you, I have tried all sorts, all brands, I've refined the technique and now I'm happy to share one concealer that I'm deeply in love with...

Introducing Fake Up from Benefit Cosmetics!

It's their NEW hydrating crease-control concealer instantly hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth coverage. What makes it interestingly innovative is the HYDRATING RING that contains Vitamin E & Apple Seed Extract for immediate moisturization.

The concealer comes in 3 shades - 01 Light, 02 Medium and 03 Deep. I normally use the Light and Medium. First with Light to lighten the dark rings and then just a light layer of Medium, so that I don't get a white patch under the eyes when taking photos.

Even though the concealer may seem sticky and will "run" by the end of the day, trust me,  it doesn't!
The concealer can be used in a few ways and my favourite is to swipe the concealer from inner corner of the eyes and out along the eyes. Then I will go once more under that and then pat lightly with my ring finger to blend. After that, I will pat some powder on to set the concealer. 

Tricks for using Fake Up:
  • Instantly refresh your look by smoothing Fake Up over any concealer to diffuse fine lines & hydrate under-eye area.
  • Dot & blend to smooth awat pesky "situations" anywhere on your face.

The effect is amazing! Dark rings totally covered up, fine lines smoothen. Even after a whole day outside, my makeup does not smudge and my undereye stays clean!

See the coverage, compare between both eyes and you can see the difference!

Even after a day, my dark circles are concealed and the my undereye stays clean of smudges...

Fake Up is available at all Benefit counters retailing at SGD 38 each.

Christina aka Huney