Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bellabox Bday Blowout (October)

The month of October celebrates the birth of Bellabox. Bellabox is an amazing beauty box that sends deluxe samples and full-sized products to our doorsteps monthly. Happy Birthday Bellabox!!! I love you loads!!!

Every month, I wait eagerly for the arrival of my Bellabox, and I will be happily opening up my Bellabox like a little girl opening presents, excited to discover and try out new products released into the beauty industry.

1. Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Moisturizing Cream, 50ml/ S$19.90

A moisturizing cream that hydrates, smooths, lightens and refines for beautiful skin that blooms like Sakura flower. Experience the blossoming of rosy, radiant skin that is dramatically fresher and luminous.

You can read my review for the Garnier Sakura White range here.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Primer, 10ml/ S$42 
3. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push Up Liner, 1.4g/ S$38

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Primer is a dual-action primer which works 360 degrees around the eyes to make your eye makeup stay put and intensive vibrant. This primer is really effective in holding on to my makeup and it works well on my skin even in the humid Singapore weather. I totally adore using this primer now!

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push Up Liner is the first ever gel liner in a pen, and this groundbreaking eyeliner contains a waterproof matte black gel formulation that is long-wearing, smudge-proof and non-drying.

You can read my review for Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push Up Liner here.

4. Creme Simon Brightening-Detox Multi-Benefits Eye Treatment, 2.5ml/ S$23  
5. Creme Simon Creme Universelle, 30ml/ S$68
6. Creme Simon Brightening-Detox GentleDouble Exfoliation Scrub, 75ml/ S$68

Creme Simon Brightening-Detox Multi-Benefits Eye Treatment is a treatment for exhausted, tired-looking eyes. Its water-based gel texture delivers gentle nourishment to the fragile skin at the under eye area.

Creme Simon Creme Universelle is formulated with Creme Simon's iconic remedy for body, hands and feet, a multi-benefit healing treatment that soothes, relieves and moisturizes for a healthy, brilliant skin.

Creme Simon Brightening-Detox GentleDouble Exfoliation Scrub is a rich, creamy polishing scrub that gently exfoliates, refines and restores for instant skin luminosity and exquisite radiance.

7. SpectraBAN Sensitive 30, 60g/ S$19.95

A skin-loving broad UV protection sunscreen, its anti-UVA, anti-UVB and PA++ SPF30 properties keep your sun-loving skin sheltered from harmful UV stresses and well-protected against premature skin ageing and pigmentation.

8. Physiogel Trial Kit Range
Physiogel Cream, 75ml/ S$23.90
Physiogel Lotion, 400ml/ S$60.90
Physiogel Cleanser, 900ml/ S$34.90

A trio skincare trial kit that comprises of a cream, lotion and cleanser, they work together to relieve, repair and nourish the skin for a healthier, more refreshed complexion.

These Physiogel skincare work gently on my skin yet able to keep my skin hydrated for longer hours and does not cause any heavy or sticky feeling on my skin.

9. Skinbiotics Even+Whiter, 21 capsules per box/ S$89

This is an oral skin lightening formula that works to lighten skin tone, clear blemishes and enchance antioxidant defense for celebrity-worthy skin.

Here are all that I received in my October Bellabox with monthly subscription of S$19.95 and free shipping.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist Treatment

Luxe Scalp Specialist is the 1st Asian Herbs Scalp Specialist Center validated by certified Trichologist to combat scalp problem using premium Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs.

I was at Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist Center to do my scalp and hair treatment, and in this post, I will be sharing my review about the treatment, the Before and After photos of my hair and scalp conditions, and lastly I will share a promo code in which you can use to enjoy this treatment at a steal.

The ends of my hair is dry and messy, and my scalp condition is quite bad. I have quit dying and perming my hair, and chopped off most of the length to allow healthier hair to grow. Now, it's time to treat my scalp. 

Magnified scan of my hair roots and scalp revealed terrible truth of my hair and scalp conditions, and the reasons to my hair fall problem.

1) Oily scalp caused me to experience frequent itchiness of my scalp, resulting in broken skin due to scratching.
2) Dead skin cells clogged my hair follicles, making it difficult for my hair to absorb the nutrients to grow healthily, resulting in my hair becoming fine and brittle.
3) Lack of nutrients for my hair caused the reduction in hair pigments, thus my hair appears lighter in shade or turned white.
4) Stress and poor quality of sleep resulted in poor blood circulation, hence the appearance of redness on my scalp.

After understanding my condition, I was led to the treatment area to go through my session.

Magazines and iPad were offered for browsing and use while undergoing the treatment session. Longan tea and caramelized biscuit were served as well.

 The first step of my treatment was Combing.

Combing is said to help improve blood circulation at the scalp area. Wooden combs were used and the process was super comfy and relax, and there was no tugging of my hair. 

Second step was Wash.

The shampoo had a minty sensation to help remove oil residing on my scalp and for my hair follicles to better absorb nutrients. I enjoyed the shampooing process as my therapist did not scratch my scalp and the strength used was optimal accompanying with some head massages to help me relax. The shampoo used did not cause my scalp or hair to feel dry as well. 

I love it that the hair wash area was kept clean and the seat was comfortable. 

Third step was to apply Ginger wine

I was told that Ginger wine will open up the hair follicles and give us healthier hair after prolong usage. The Ginger wine was very gentle on my scalp, it gave a cooling sensation with no form of irritation.

Next, was the application of Herbal Mask followed by 30min of Steaming.

The herbal mask was applied to my scalp section my section, and my therapist was meticulous in ensuring that the herbal mask covered every inch of my scalp.
The hair mask treatment by Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist is the only one in Singapore that combines the uniqueness of both Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs, to ensure customer experience the best of both world. 

My head was then wrapped with cling wrap followed by 30 minutes of steaming for my hair to absorb the nutrients from the Chinese herbs.

After 30 minutes, I was led to wash off the herbal mask.

I felt pampered under the good hands of my therapist as she helped to wash off the herbal mask thoroughly yet not causing any discomfort. She also helped to wipe my wet hair and blew my hair to partial dry before apply hair tonic.

A heated herbal bag was also placed on my shoulder, giving my tensed shoulder muscles the relieve.

Hair Tonic was then applied to my scalp.
I was told that the hair tonic helps to strengthen the roots of my hair to minimize hair fall.

Next, my therapist gave me a really professional Scalp Massage.

The therapist used ancient Ayurvedic techniques of scalp massage to help me relax and improve blood circulation to the scalp that provide hair roots with nourishment. 
The scalp massage was soothing and it is beneficial to the relief of headache and benefit those who suffer from insomnia.
Other than massaging my scalp, my therapist also gave me neck and shoulder massages.

Next, my therapist helped to comb and blow dry the ends of my hair before my Infra Heat Therapy.

Infra heat therapy enhanced the absorption of hair treatment into the scalp, ensuring maximum effectiveness. Instead of using hair dryer which is damaging to the scalp and hair, infra heat therapy is used to dry the hair while allowing nutrients to penetrate into the scalp.

After the treatment, it's time to check the condition of my scalp. 
(You may click on the image for larger view.)

I love how light and flow-y my hair becomes after the treatment. My scalp felt cleansed and it solved my itchy scalp problem that day.

I'm sure my scalp and hair are in good hands at Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist.

Here are the products Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist used during the treatment, and some products can be bought home to be used on a daily basis.

Before I end off, I just want to share a promotion which Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist has kindly offered to my readers. 

Mention "Yvonne" when you make an appointment with Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist to enjoy this treatment at only $15 and you also get a free fibre plus worth $16. Fibre plus is a leave in conditioner to apply on the hair ends.

(Disclaimer: I do not gain anything from sharing this promotion. Luxe Herbal Scalp Specialist is not my hair sponsor.)

133 New Bridge Road
02-28 Chinatown Point
Singapore 059413
(Beside link bridge to Hong Lim Complex)
Tel: 6702 0777

10 Tampines Central 1
#04-29 Tampines 1
Singapore 529536
Tel: 6555 1065


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