October 11, 2015

[REVIEW] Bijouna Skin Moisture Checker




First look: What is it?


The Bijouna Skin Moisture Checker is a device that literally does what it says it does. It helps to check the moisture levels of your skin, to ensure that your skin is at its tip-top, moisturized condition. It also helps for better absorption of your facial skin care products into your skin. With its ultrasonic waves, it allows for deeper penetration of your facial products. Resulting in a healthy, glowing skin J

What’s In The Box?



In the box, you will receive:
·      Bijouna Skin Moisture Checker Device
·      Rosy Moisture Gel (to be used in conjunction with the device)
·      Charger
·      Instruction Manuals
·      Warranty

How To Use It?



I could go on and on in writing on how to use this baby, but for your convenience, I’ve filmed a how-to video on this :D

[link to video]


It is really easy to use. In summary:

Skin Moisture Check Mode
1.     Turn the device on by holding onto the ON/OFF Button.
2.     Press the MODE(M) Button TWICE.
3.     Press the TIME(T) Button ONCE.
4.     Place the device onto your cheeks; keep it there until you hear the BEEP sound.
5.     Record your readings



Next, based on your moisture levels, massage your face with the Ultrasonic side of the device, in conjunction with any GEL-BASED PRODUCT to your face. This will help increase the absorption of the products. To switch to the Skin Massaging Mode:
1.     Turn the device on by holding onto the ON/OFF Button.
2.     Press the TIME(T) Button according to the time needed based on your moisture levels.
3.     Adjust the intensity using the ARROW Keys.
4.     Massage in a circular motion all over your face until the device BEEPS.

My Initial Thoughts:

I always thought my skin was properly moisturized, albeit slightly dry, but I never felt that it would be a below average range (less than 40% is DRY). So, the device really did give me a WAKE UP CALL as to how dehydrated my face is.

Being in Malaysia, the humid weather can often make people think that “Oh, my face is so oily all the time, I shouldn’t need to use moisturizer” OR “See the shine on my face? I’m very moisturized puh-leasee” But, that is SO NOT THE CASE!

The reason for the shine on your face, apart from the humidity, can also be caused due to your skin being dehydrated. When your skin feels dry, the brain automatically tells your skin to produce more “oil” to combat that dryness, hence the OILY FACE. If you are not moisturizing your face properly, imbalances can occur and will cause your skin to be too oily and excess build up will eventually lead to skin imperfections.

The key to healthy, glowing skin is…..HYDRATION!

So, the Bijouna Skin Moisture Checker clearly displayed my initial moisture levels and it came up with a 34% (THAT’S VERY LOW!!)

I then used the Ultrasonic Mode to massage my face, together with the Rosy Moisture Gel for about 6-8minutes (as recommended based on my moisture levels).  After the massage, I checked my moisture levels again and my moisture levels increased and I did feel that my skin became smoother and more supple. It even had that nice glow! Just watch the video to see the Before and After J I have ZERO MAKEUP on my face! (just eyebrows lol)

My Final Thoughts:




After using this religiously, ONCE A WEEK (you can use this everyday, I’m just a very lazy person :P) my skin has shown signs of being a healthy, moisturized skin.

I have a natural glow, even without using highlighters on my face.

My skin is very moisturized, and I do not look OILY by the end of the day.

My moisture levels are very regulated and controlled, in other words, it’s BALANCED.

I am super thankful for having this device given to me by Clariancy. They have an extensive range of the most awesome products to help you achieve healthier skin! Do check out their website for many more products and devices.


Good things are meant to be shared :D Happy Shopping!



Till next time,
Byeee



May 21, 2015

[YOUTUBE]: Gatsby Natural Bleach & Color - Aqua Silver with Purple Ombre Using Fudge Paintbox


Dyed my hair using GATSBY NATURAL BLEACH & COLOR in AQUA SILVER back in April. Yes yes, I am super delayed at sharing out the video. I even posted a picture of me with my microphone (filming voiceovers) and posted it on my Instagram, but somehow, everyone thought I was recording myself singing. HAHAHA! What a troll I did not set out to be.

But anywho, I finally got around to finishing up the edits for the video and it's finally LIVE!! I did not mention in the beginning of the video that I was also gonna be dyeing my hair PURPLISH PINK using FUDGE PAINTBOX's Colors because that was a super impromptu decision of mine. I was dyeing my hair with the Gatsby in the toilet and I spotted I still had some FUDGE PAINTBOX's colors left (back when I was into crazy hair colors) and so I decided to use them up to dye the rest of my hair, hence the omission in the beginning of the video. It is also just a super slight tinge of purple within my hair because my hair isn't bleached at the time of dyeing.

Things used in this video:

Gatsby Natural Bleach & Color - Aqua Silver

 Fudge PaintBox - Purple Haze

  Fudge PaintBox - Pink Moon
  Fudge PaintBox - Whiter Shade of Pale

Do read up on my previous entries where I blogged about my crazy hair-escapades with these amazing colored dyes by Fudge Paintbox.

Here's the BEFORE:


And here's the video :D


Some AFTER pictures :) 





MY REVIEW:

I would have to say that the color turned out extremely ashy, which was exactly what I was hoping for! I bought the color AQUA SILVER mainly because of its bluish undertone to the color, and I knew it would tone down my brassy hair, but did not expect it to be even more ashy than I had hoped for, which is SUPER AWESOME :D 

There was no need for me to bleach my hair. Mainly because, my hair has been super experimented on countless of times, so colors tend to go on more easily on my hair. But it's also because, within the GATSBY hair dye formula, there is already a NATURAL BLEACHING INGREDIENT that would help to naturally lighten your hair! Awesome! Get lighter hair without the bleaching

The hair dye worked even on my BLACK roots! It did not turn out as ashy as the bottom (because my regrowth is considered virgin hair), but the overall effect is still amazing. I love it! 

I would definitely recommend this to anybody that would wish to lighten your hair naturally and those that would want to achieve an ashy toned hair colour

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April 30, 2015

SkinPerfect Labs

Sponsored


NOTE: Facial done in February 2015.

I have been coming down with very severe breakouts recently. Since I turned 24 in December, I had been having pimples pop non-stop till now. Have been trying sooo many pimple creams, new skincare lines, new skincare regime, but all that didn’t really help me with anything, other than make my skin extremely dry and peeling :( So, now I not only have pimples, but I also have dry skin. FML.

I was super sceptical in accepting this sponsorship from SkinPerfect Solutions as I have never been a regular at facials and always heard stories about how pain it is or how your face turns out red and lasts for days. So all these scary stories really put me off ever going for a facial. But having been reassured by SkinPerfect that it will not leave me having super red, angry skin, and that in fact it would help me with my dry, flaky skin, I decided to give this a go.

I checked out their Facebook Page and their website and found out that they specialise in customized facials and skincare, suited for every skin type. So whether you are normal/combination, oily/sensitive skin, SkinSavers Facial System by SkinPerfect will find that perfect facial for you to target your problem areas.

Upon arrival, their skin specialist, Cindy, greeted me and brought me to a consultation room to have a quick chat about my concerns and the main problems that I would like to rectify.  I am then introduced to my beautician, Irene. I simply LOVE Irene. She is sooo friendly and really very very gentle. She has the most beautiful tanned skin with ZERO pores and ZERO pimples, and she is younger than me L Soooo envious. (Getting off track) Irene cleanses off all my makeup (leaving my eye area as I requested) and I changed into their robe for more comfort. Once all my makeup is cleansed off, I am brought back into the consultation room to Cindy once again.  She lets me talk and talk and talk about all my problems, and brings me to their special “Skin Camera” call Visia , where I stick my face into this machine and it captures the condition of my face. It was designed by Procter and Gamble to test skin products, and is now available at SkinPerfect.



What comes out from this amazing machine, is a full detailed analysis on the conditions of my face. It is able to detect the following:
  • ·      Spots
  • ·      Wrinkles
  • ·      Texture
  • ·      Pores
  • ·      UV Spots
  • ·      Brown Spots
  • ·      Red Area
  • ·      Porphyrins

The higher the percentage, the better your skin is. So essentially, you are gonna want to see high percentage results. High percentage = Good Skin! Mine unfortunately isn’t really good L



Ignore the face, but apparently my worst scoring problem that I have is Wrinkles (42%) :O As Cindy explained, Wrinkles doesn’t necessarily mean the actual wrinkle lines, sometimes the camera also picks up dry, flaky skin to be wrinkles as well. She explains to me in much detail about each of my scores. I’m glad my pores are in the above average range J My UV Spots are horrible as well! All my years of not using sunscreen and depending solely on my BB Cream’s SPF is clearly not giving me enough protection! I cannot stress how important sunscreen is! I have tonnes of pigmentation spots cased by the Sun’s harmful UV Rays. Cindy advised me to always apply a layer of sunscreen that’s specifically for protection against the Sun, and not some combination product. And I am definitely gonna start listening to her now!


Once she explained and diagnosed my problem areas, she carefully customized a facial for me to help target my dryness and soothe my red, angry skin. I specifically requested for NO EXTRACTIONS to be done because it was exactly 3days before Chinese New Year and I did not want to end up looking like a lobster. 

SkinPerfect SkinSaver is an amazing package consisting of 47 Skin Therapies to create an 8 step facial. Cindy selected Biolucent, a low level laser system to resurface my pimpled skin and a cryo treatment to calm the skin down.  She also concocted a soothing hydrating facial mask and facial massage for me, which Irene executed the facial beautifully. I felt deeply relaxed and pampered.


The treatment room was really comfy and the whole lighting and ambience just really made me feel very, very relaxed. The music they played was funnily enough, some opera music mixed with a bit of jazz. The playlist was a very well thought out list. Not too hard-core, and not too soft. Just perfect for my 90mins facial massage.


Irene actually carefully placed a cotton pad over my eyes before I tore it off to take a selfie. Haha! Thank you so much Irene for the most wonderful facial I’ve ever had! :D

The mask they applied over my face felt very cooling once applied. It even smelt really good, almost good enough for me to eat it. It’s like Lavender infused with some other special ingredient. It looked to me like white chocolate (it obviously isn’t).


Here is my skin directly after the massage! I have absolutely NO BB Cream/Foundation on my skin, just their amazing facial and moisturizer and sunscreen. My skin is LESS irritated and angry, VERY hydrated and most important of all, my face felt VERY, VERY SUPPLE AND SMOOTH!

Thank you Sample Store for hooking me up with SkinPerfect! I am very happy that I went for this appointment and look forward for my next visit there J Their service is certainly top notch! Location is conveniently located right on Orchard Road. Look for Cindy and request for Irene to be your beautician. She will definitely take very good care of you!

SkinPerfect.com.sg
Orchard
+65 6235 7377
541 Orchard Road, #21-03/04 Liat Towers,
Singapore 238881

Also available in 5 other locations @ Parkway Parade, Tampines One, Toa Payoh Central, Yishun Central and WestGate.


Till next time,
Take care :)