TRIAL/COLOURS Max Factor is back in town to enhance your beauty

Look fresh from day to night With Max Factor

Max Factor is available in Singapore again!



What I love about the latest buzz from #MaxFactor are their Face Finity 3-in-1 Foundation and Colour Elixir Velvet Matte Lipsticks.

I am delighted to find that #FaceFinity 3-in-1 #Foundation kept me fresh faced through the day. It didn't leave my skin tight or feeling uncomfortable.

What is in the bottle:
Powerpacked with a primer, concealer and SPF 20 rolled into the foundation, Face Finity is the one step complexion enhancer. This #buildablefoundation conceals freckles and uneven skin tone with each layer that you apply on your skin. So you can customise how much makeup you want on different occasions.

MAX FACTOR X Colour Elixir Velvet Matte Lipstick come in six luscious lip shades that last over sips of water and beverage. Despite being described as a matte lipstick, the lippy leaves my lips appearing moist and luscious. A plus point for an affordable lippy priced at about $20.
Max Factor Matte No 15 in Flame leaves my lips looking soft while brightening my complexion
TIP: Pick the shade that complements your skin tone. One with a tinge of yellow in it would be the best match for my complexion with yellow undertones. So we are looking at shades like orange-red and peach. What's your best match?

What is in it?
#MaxFactor X #VelvetMatteLipstick is the modern woman's answer to long lasting lip colour minus the uncomfortable drying feel. This creamy, moisturising formula uses #CFMica, a fine mica that diffuses light reflection for that subtle matte finish. Its fine texture is also responsible for the smooth glide as you slick on the lip colour and the velvet soft feel on the lips.

A subtle wash of gold eye shadow that is obvious only under certain light

I also love their Max Factor X #FalseLashEpic mascara, liquid liner and eye palette

To coat the finest and shortest lashes, the mascara wand is designed with a ball tip with bristles and the sides of the wand are expanded to a curve lodged with bristles for quick application.

Do you see the longer and more luscious lashes?

Mascara makes my otherwise beady eyes larger and open up more than before

The eye makeup, liquid liner and mascara enhance my eyes, leaving my peepers appearing larger than before. The pale gold eye shade from the eye palette subtly plays with light to brighten up the peepers while also giving my eye lid a healthy wash of colour to brighten my eyes. The shade is so light it adds a subtle touch of elegance to my overall look (without being over the top).

This range of makeup and colours from Max Factor are definitely the economical choice for anyone who needs to look fresh and perky for 8 hours.

MAX FACTOR X Colour Elixir Velvet Matte Lipstick, $20.90, is available in 6 shades

MAX FACTOR X Face Finity 3-in-1 Foundation, $29.90, is available in 10 shades

MAX FACTOR is available at Watsons stores in Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, JEM, Ngee Ann City, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Parkway Parade and NEX in Singapore.
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SKIN Eczama Remedy with Jeunesse Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum and Essential Body Renewal

Eczema progress with Jeunesse Serum and Jeunesse Luminesce Essential Body Renewal

Sufferer used to get steroid and special prescription cream to apply on the rash. However, the rash disappears after applying for a long time but re-appear again.

Jeunesse Serum and Easential Body Renewal lotion
Frequency: 2 times a day

Day 1

Day 3

Day 7

Side of Leg
Day 5

NOTE: Candidate was impatient and refused the remedy after the five days

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FOOD Wide variety of fine wines and good food for the foodie @ Wine Bonanza

Fine wine and good food go hand in hand. And in November, Wine Bonanza relaunched with a new team of chef and culinary staff, menu and wines. 

What to look out for? Modern fusion cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. To enhance your dining experience is a menu that focuses on food and wine pairings.

During the launch, the finger food that we loved most were the truffle fries and cheese platter. For mains, check out the signature dishes listed below:

Seared Half Lobster with Watermelon Cloud and Sauvignon Blanc Jelly
Beef Stew
Cherry Duck Rilette
Confit of Duck with Sangria Reduction and Crushed sichuan peppercorn
Foie Gras with mango salsa crepe
Grilled Halibut
Fish and chips

Lobster Aglio Olio with Caviar
Octopus squid ink pasta
Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta
Aged Itslian Bean Puree Beignet with Truffle Mayo
Cheese Platter

3 hours Lobster Bisque
Pumpkin Soup

Moscato Strawberries with watermelon Cream Cheese
Bread & Butter Pudding
Crepe with chocolate Mousse and Berries

The range includes cocktails, from classic to premium/fine drinks at reasonable prices. Wines priced from $45 are from US, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and France

For a private party, check out the underground VIP Private Dining next to the wine cellar, which houses a selection of great wines. Great for parties of up to 10 guests seated or 20 guests mix standing. Meals can be customised to guests’ dietary requirements, such as vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and lactose-free. 
Ask about the dedicated butler, sommelier and chef service for a memorable private wine and dine experience.

Capacity: 3,000 square feet
Indoor setting seats up to 60 guests
1 VIP Room for 10 or 20 guests mix standing
Alfresco dining seats 30 or 60 pax standing

Located at 180 Albert Street #01-09 Albert Court
Tel: 6909 3828
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Operating hours: 5pm to 11pm from Sundays to Thursdays

5pm to 1am on Fridays, Saturdays, public holidays and eve of public holidays

Thanks to Wine Bonanaza for the pampering treat
To celebrate the opening, the host had hired Calli Nails manicurists to offer Express Gelish manicure services to the ladies.

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TRIAL: Simple Hair Reviving Tricks To Try At Home

Reviving Waves
After I had my tresses reshaped, Keith my go-to hair designer advised me to twirl my hair real tight after scrunching it with handful of Paul Mitchell hair mousse.
Knowing how stubborn my coarse hair can be, I went to bed with these twirls.

And this is the result:

Went to bed with my hair twirled into bundles

Morning After Mess

This is how it looks after releasing the hair from the twirls:

Shake out the twirls to see the fruit of my labour:

What do you think of this trick?
Incidentally this is one of the 1st hair tricks I learned while translating articles from the French ELLE in the late 90s. LOVE it?
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REVIEW: Japanese Luxurious Utena Jelly Sheet Mask

REVIEW: UTENA Golden Jelly Mask RO (Rose) Hydrate and Tone (aka Premium Presser Golden Jule Mask Rose)

While you have heard of the wonders of the Japanese Jelly that instantly hydrates skin and leaving it with a smoother appearance, have you tried the Jelly Mask that hails from the country of the rising sun?

Imported by the owner of a hot stone therapy spa at Far East Plaza, instead of a beauty house, this wonderful face mask comes in five formulations. Below is the review of the Golden Jelly Mask RO (Rose).

How it works: Douses skin with a generous amount of jelly serum that hydrates and softens skin.
What does it use: Rose extract, hyaluronic acid, collagen, royal jelly extract firm as they hydrate skin.
What’s great about it: Free of Alcohol, mineral oil and UV absorber.

The scent of rose is almost absent to me. The lovely mask is easy to put on and what I love about it is the flap for the eyes to hydrate and firm the skin around the eyes as well.
The comfortable mask instantly brightens skin while leaving it more hydrated instantly. Please see before after image below.

Available at Ganbanyoku Hot Stone Therapy spa at #02-29 Far East Plaza. Tel: 62089367

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FOOD/TRAVEL Seoul-Food 2017

On my 2nd trip to South Korea, I stayed in Goyang in the outskirts of Seoul. 

Following is a random list of some snacks or food I have tried:
Japanese traditional red bean paste bread from Hyundai food street.

Review: the bread is very soft and chewy.
Red bean bun: the red bean paste is much sweeter than those from Home plus hypermart.

I bought the bun on the left. Not sure what it is, the sweet paste has a light taste of strawberries.

These are the buns I bought.

Seaweed Snack
Found in Home Plus.

This seaweed-almond sandwich snack is an extension of seaweed snack variety. Perhaps a better choice to the simple seaweed snack to fill your stomach until next meal time.

Auntie Anne Hot Dog
Found in Hyundai food street

Costing 3,500KW this sausage snack is yummy and among the cheapest than the Korean snacks at the food street that can fill my stomach. Interesting find as Auntie Anne in Singapore only has non-meat prezels.

Palaizo Ice Cream
Found in Hyundai food street
This black rice ice cream has a light creamy texture while the rice grains offers a subtle crunchy texture, multi-textured ice cream. 3,500KW single scoop.