Sunday, December 27, 2015

BlackBox December Edition – Sothys Paris Exclusive Box

Hello all!

BlackBox has brought us yet another amazing brand with a range of skin care and body care solutions by Sothys Paris this festive season! Goodbye dullness and dehydration! With a wide array of products available in town, here’s what you need for your day to day skin care routine that is suitable for all skin types!

Here are the products included:
1) Hydra3Ha™ Intensive Hydrating Serum Lightweight intensive serum
2) Hydra3Ha™ Hydrating Gel-Cream
3) Hydra-smoothing Mask
4) Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Shower Cream 
5) Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Relaxing Body Scrub

Hydra3Ha Discovery Kit SOTHYS Hydra3HA™ Line – a 3-dimensional programme provides powerful hydration that starts from deep within skin cells at gene level to surface moisture barrier. Empowered with triple hyaluronic acid, it restores, reactivates and regenerates the skin for long-lasting beauty.

1. Hydra3Ha™ Intensive Hydrating Serum Lightweight intensive serum restores skin’s moisture with long-lasting results. Youth is preserved. Boost up to 60% hydration. How to use: Apply in the morning and evening on the entire face and neck, avoiding eye contour. Followed by SOTHYS Hydra3Ha™ Hydrating Gel-Cream. 

Serums are lightweight and carries higher concentration of active ingredients to treat different skin problems, hence there are many different type of serums available in the market. I feel this is just right for Combination – Sensitive skin, it is mild yet keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. For those who has a dry skin type, you can apply this serum first and end with your choice of moisturizer that is nourishing enough for your skin. Choose the right serum for your skin and you will achieve soft and supple skin in no time! 

2. Hydra3Ha™ Hydrating Gel-Cream immediately quenches dehydrated skin and provide daily protection with High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid. Boost 46% hydration after 3 hrs of application! How to use: Apply in morning and evening on entire face & neck after SOTHYS Hydra3Ha™ Intensive Hydrating Serum. Avoid eye contour area.

 This Gel-Cream is applied after the serum, it helps to retain and lock up the skin’s moisture level, leaving your skin hydrated throughout the day. Some may skip this step during their lazy days as serum would very much have done the job too. But if you have really dehydrated skin, end it with this step to achieve a supple looking skin!   
3. Hydra-smoothing Mask helps to hydrates your skin and envelopes in softness to restore skin’s elasticity. Your skin will look visibly younger after use. Improvement of 14% on smoothing result even 1 hr after removing of mask. 

All of us should know by now that mask plays an important role in our beauty regime. Don’t be lazy! Apply masks 1- 2 times a week to help restore your skin’s elasticity while giving your skin an instant quench. 
How to use: Apply a layer on entire face & neck for 10 – 15 mins. Wipe or rinse off any excess product depending on skin type. Use once or twice per week. 

Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Scent plays an inevitable part in our everyday living. It is known that the scent you like exudes the type of personality you carry as well as it affects the emotional state of mind. The delicate aromatic essence will not only nourish your skin but will also put you in the mood.

4. Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Shower Cream
Moisturizing Cherry Blossom extracts gently envelops the body with dense and creamy foam, leaving the skin soft and silky. How to use: Can be used in shower or bath. 

SMELLS SUPER HEAVENLY!!! The Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Shower Cream ends your day with a good aromatic essence bath that can be therapeutic for the mind, soul and skin! Yes, Cherry Blossom is known for its anti-inflammatory or anti-irritant properties hence, make a very good product even on sensitive skin. 

5. Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Relaxing Body Scrub 
This gentle scrub takes away your tiredness yet leaving your skin soft, moisturized and light perfumed. How to use: Can be used under shower. 

Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Relaxing Body Scrub Pamper yourself with a scrub to ease tiredness and rough patches on your skin. It’s always a good way to perk yourself up with such little pampering! Apply your favourite moisturiser right after the bath to keep your skin smooth and supple overnight! 

Brand Website:  
Where to buy: Appointed SOTHYS Dealer Salons – refer to for full salon listing. 

This exclusive kit is available at $39.90 (worth $164.60). While stocks last! You can now use my promo code “BBXCHARLOTTE10” to enjoy additional 10% off!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Eyebrow embroidery @ Browart Studio

Hello all!

Eyebrow embroidery is something that I would never expect myself to do because I was already blessed with rather thick eyebrows naturally but they weren't perfect of course. Not only that, both my sister and mother have also done eyebrow embroidery elsewhere but the results weren't very natural.

However, I decided to finally do it because Lawrence from Browart Studio showed me the difference between eyebrow embroidery by other salons vs eyebrow embroidery done by them! I must say, there was really a difference as it was really natural to an extent that you can't tell that it was actually eyebrow embroidery!

Jenny from Browart Studio is really skilled and you can completely trust her to give you the results you want! She has experience for more than 10 years! Not only that, Browart Studio uses this special pigment for embroidery imported all the way from Korea!

I requested korean thick brows hehe! Here's her using a eyebrow pencil to shape my eyebrows into the desired shape.

Before the whole procedure, a numbing cream will be applied so that the procedure will be painless!

This is the finish product! Before and right after the eyebrow embroidery! It's so natural! I love it! Throughout the whole procedure I was rather chill and relaxed. My pain tolerance level is really low however I only felt scratches! :D I could even go out straight after doing my eyebrow embroidery at Browart Studio because the finish product was so natural :D hehe! 

After the numbing cream wears off, I made sure not to touch my brows and applied the medication that Jenny gave me after the embroidery service :) The pain only lasted a day though! 

I would seriously recommend you to try out Browart Studio's embroidery service if you are considering to have your eyebrow embroidery!

Browart Studio is located at 112 Katong, East Coast Road #01-17.
Opening hours 11am to 8pm everyday
You can also visit their instagram page: @browart_studio

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BlackBox December Edition - Etude House Kit


I believe that we would all like to try out products first before actually paying for the full price right? Unfortunately not all products suits all skin types and some products in the market causes my skin to break out. As I have sensitive skin, I am extra careful with the products I use on my face. I would recommend everybody to try out products first! 


BlackBox has made our lives so much easier by allowing us to try out various brands available on their website, which will also be conveniently delivered to our doorsteps! :D Recently, I received my BlackBox December Edition – ETUDE HOUSE Kit ^^ I'm so pleased that I was able to try out products from my favourite Korean beauty brand!!! Love all their packaging so much ♥♥♥

Products included
- Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ Sample
- Wonder Pore Special WOW Kit
- Age Defense Skin Care Kit
- Precious Mineral BB Cream Kit

Promotional rate @ only $19.90 for all 4 sets (worth $49.90). Limited to first 40 sets only.

1. Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ in W13 [4g]

Simple Touch, Perfection! With just a simple touch you can have sweet pearly bright skin anytime anywhere. To cater to all your Princess needs, the product has been developed with whitening, sun-protection, wrinkle care, moisturising, sebum control, flawless coverage, and skin-cooling properties to ensure your skin gets the treatment it truly deserves. The multi-functional cushion provides the perfect face makeup easy and fast.

This provides an instant fix with a renewed skin! Achieve flawless coverage with sun-protection and other skincare properties with this multifunctional cushion for a perfect face makeup in just a pat. Anyone, anywhere, anytime! 

I love this product so much! I have actually purchased quite a few of Etude House's Any Cushion already :p Now this comes in mini-sized! So cute! Who doesn't want flawless looking skin?

Even the rubycell sponge is mini-sized!

How to use: Pick up certain amount of contents with puff and spread evenly by lightly patting onto skin. Simply pat the product using the sponge gently on your skin for a natural finish, or pat on a second layer if you need more coverage.

Retail Size and Price: 15g $32

2. Wonder Pore Special WOW Kit

The ultimate pore-minimizing collection specially designed to create the satin smooth skin of dreams.  Its key ingredient, Mint Vinegar™ and Anti Pore-Dex Complex is vital in this comprehensive pore solution, which not only removes Dermodex, it also prevents their future growth, balances skin pH levels, controls sebum output, and removes dead skin cells for pores that are clean on the inside and tight on the outside.   

a) Wonder Pore Facial Soap [30g] The pore soap purifies the pores and firms up the skin with its massaging effect. The minty smell of the soap is so refreshing especially in the morning!!!   

How to use: Create lather by rubbing soap with wet hands and gently apply lather onto face. 

Retails Size: 80g $14 

b) Wonder Pore Freshner [25ml] This is a total solution product that effectively cleans the inside and outside of pores with its special peppermint extract. This Freshner balances pH levels, making skin pure like baby skin and preventing skin troubles caused by pH imbalance. 

How to use: Before skincare, dispense a sufficient amount of Wonder Pore Freshner onto the side of cotton pad with holes and gently wipe from inner to outer areas of face. 

Retails Size: 250ml $18 / 500ml $32  

c) Wonder Pore Corrector [5ml] 

The gel spot essence tightens the pores with the cooling tip. At the last stage of basic skincare, dispense a small amount and absorb into areas that need special care.  

How to use: For more effective absorption, massage gently with Wonder Pore Corrector’s cooling tip instead of using fingers. 

Retails Size: 25ml $28

Wonder Pore Special WOW Kit This 3-step tri-kit provides a total care solution for clean and firm pores. Due to the drastic weather in SG, pore problems are widely faced by many, always remember to cleanse your skin thoroughly before any skincare step! Try this kit to see the result on smaller pores!!!
3. Age Defense Skin Care Kit 
Containing BIO Peptide for Triple Anti-Wrinkle Care, Age Defense skincare range boosts collagen formation, prevents collagen decomposition and skin denaturation. It also contains fermented beans & evening primrose to recover skin’s basic stamina, providing antioxidant effect, and enhancing skin’s immunity. 

a) Age Defense Essential Softener [25ml] 

This is a softener that provides smooth and firm skin from the inside, keeping skin moist by delivering moisture deep into the skin’s dry insides. - How to use: Dispense a certain amount onto palm of hands during first step of skincare and massage gently from inner to outer areas of face. 

- Retail Size and Price: 130ml $35  

b) Age Defense Essential Emulsion [25ml]

This is an emulsion that firms skin, keeping skin moist and delivering nutrients deep into the skin.- How to Use: Apply morning and evening after AGE DEFENSE ESSENTIAL Softener. Spread the Emulsion from the centre to the sides of the face. 

- Retail Size and Price: 130ml $35   

c) Age Defense Firming Cream [10ml]

This is a total multi anti-aging cream containing a wrinkle care and skin protecting adenosine that delivers firm skin from the inside.
- How to use: After applying serum and eye cream in the morning and evening, pick up a certain amount of cream and spread gently onto forehead, cheeks, and chin. Pat gently afterwards to absorb. 
- Retail Size and Price: 50ml $40

Age Defense Skin Care Kit While your age catches up over the years, you always wish to look younger as ever, well or at least let the time freeze! Do you know it’s advisable to start your anti-aging care at the age of 21? If no proper procedures are taken, your skin will start to deteriorate its collagen production leading to dull and saggy skin. So remember, add this to your daily skin care regime, or alternate it whenever you feel a need!  

4. Precious Mineral BB Cream Kit in W13 [5ml x 3] 

This is a BB cream formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA++ that moisturizes, smooths, protects, and corrects with perfect coverage. Providing Whitening + Antiwrinkle + Anti-darkening effects.

a)Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit The BB cream keeps skin bright and radiant without darkening with the ingredient of pearls.

b) Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit ETUDE Bestselling product! The BB cream keeps skin smooth and matte without darkening with the ingredient of pearls, with powdery finish

c) Precious Mineral BB Perfect Fit The BB cream uses the ingredient pearl to make skin look moist and clear without darkening the skin.

How to use: Apply to all areas of the face. Pat to finish. 

Retail Size and Price: 60g $25.90

The Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit is also my personal favourite!!! It's texture is very light and is of light to medium coverage which I really love :D

It already has a powdery finish so it's not necessary to use a powder anymore! However if you'd prefer a matte finish you can powder up! ^^

Precious Mineral BB Cream Kit BB creams with added effects to your end look, how does that sound? Either bright and radiant, smooth and matt or moist and clear, try your favourite look and see what works best for you! For a lighter makeup look, dab on the BB cream and dust some loose powder to finish off!

YAY to flawless looking skin! \(^0^)/

Brand Website: ETUDE HOUSE Singapore boutiques are located at: 1. Flagship Store at Wisma Atria #B1-20/21/22  2. 313@Somerset #B2-30  3. Bedok Mall #01-87/88  4. Causeway Point #B1-K02  5. Chinatown Point #01-12  6. Clementi Mall #03-34  7. JEM #02-44  8. Junction 8 #01-48  9. Jurong Point #01-57/58  10. Lot One #01-19  11. NEX #01-63  12. Parkway Parade #01-23B  13. Plaza Singapura #B1-26  14. Tampines 1 #01-15  15. Vivocity #B1-03  16. Suntec City #02-601/601A

Promotion: $19.90/pack (U.P $49.90) and get an additional 10% off by using my promo code “BBXCHARLOTTE10” during checkout. While stocks last! 

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