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Bellabox November 2014

Unboxing: Bellabox November 2014 “Insta-Glam” Beauty Box

Bonjour Bella! I have been terribly busy this month... and there was a time when I was just so sad that I couldn't think properly, much more write. But I'm coping well. Thanks to my family and friends for all the love and support. Here's a virtual hug to all of you! *hugs to infinity and beyond* One of the things I look forward to each month is my Bellabox. :) I am always very excited to open each month's beauty box and see what they've picked out for me. For the past few months, their products have improved so much. In fact, I love each and every product they've sent me! I have nothing ...

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One Night Stand with Luxola

One Night Stand With Luxola

Bonjour Bella! Wednesday is ladies' night. And thanks to Luxola's One Night Stand party at the Boulevard Restrobar, Red Dot Traffic Building, I had a super awesome Wednesday night! Before anything else, I'd like to share with you the products I've used to achieve the night's look: Mirenesse 10 Collagen Cushion Compact Airbrush Liquid Powder Foundation | Ever Bilena Powder Foundation | The Body Shop Brush-on Beads | Avon Ideal Luminous Blush | Avon Color Fold-up Palette | Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit | Nyx Eye Shadow Base | Fanny Serrano Gel Eyeliner | Sephora Concealer | Mirenesse iCurl ...

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Review: Essential Light Finish Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, Moisturizing Frizz-Free Hair Treatment & Mask

Bonjour Bella! My hair is naturally straight and I like growing it long--until my chest or waist. But whenever I do, the ends tend to get really dry resulting in split ends. So I thought that I have dry hair. But then I noticed that my scalp gets a little oily later in the day. So do I have dry or oily hair? It turns out that I have combination hair--oily at the scalp, dry at the ends! With the kind of weather in Singapore, our hair tends to get really dry from the heat or oily from the humidity. Unfortunately, most of the products in the market are either for dry OR oily hair. So most ...

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Review: Nu Skin ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone

Bonjour Bella! If you're already in your late 20s like me, I'm sure you're quite concerned about preventing and minimizing signs of aging. You might have noticed some fine lines and dark spots starting to appear on your face. In my early 20s, I've started applying sunblock and moisturizer daily. But I think I started too late since I was more exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays back when I was still studying. Now, I have visible fine lines across my forehead. -_-' Aside from fine lines, I also have a few dark spots due to acne. These are the reasons why I'm am so into moisturizing, ...

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NOTD: OPI Heart Throb

Bonjour Bella! I used to have nail arts done (by my sister Mariah) or change my nail color every week. I mostly stuck to shades of red, pink, and blue though. Anyway, now I have to do my own nails and I have to wear muted colors. In my line of work, the nail color of choice is NATURAL (or at least close to it). Thus, I've been searching a long time for a nail color that is safe to wear at work. So in my search for the perfect "safe for work" nail polish, I entered the world of Sephora, where I can literally spend hours looking, touching, and trying out all the products. Imagine my ...

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Review: Biore Micellar Cleansing Water

Bonjour Bella! Are you familiar with the saying, "Don't sleep with your makeup on"? I know that sleeping with makeup on does horrible things to our skin. But sometimes I just feel so lazy. And if I'm so tired, I totally forget about it. :( Before, I've been using a variety of cleansing foams and cleaning oils. Cleansing foams remove most makeup but not waterproof ones and they tend to make my skin dry. Cleansing oils effectively remove makeup including those that are waterproof. It also gives excellent hydration... however, I tend to get breakouts after using them. In short, I ...

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Review: Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25

Bonjour Bella! My days are spent mostly inside an air-conditioned room. Because of this, my skin tends to get really dry and rough. I'm drinking around 2 Liters of water per day but I find that it isn't enough to keep my skin well-hydrated. Aside from that, my skin is also exposed to the hot Singapore weather every single day. Exposure to the sun makes my skin dry and itchy. Plus, it makes me have uneven skin tone. :( My colleagues can testify to how my skin gets really red especially after being exposed to the sun. These are the reasons why I'm always on the lookout for a good ...

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Unboxing: BellaBox September 2014 “Urban Vibes” Beauty Box

Bonjour Bella! I've received something fabulous in my September Bellabox, which I just received this afternoon. :) I'm so excited to share what's inside my Bellabox so I immediately grabbed my iPhone and took photos. This month's theme is "Urban Vibes". The word "urban" makes me think of people living in a fast-paced world who want everything instant. People who want to have the latest--whether in technology, fashion, or beauty. With that in mind, I got the feeling that I'll be getting  products from NEW brands. Or at least, those that I've never heard of. So let's start the ...

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Review: Tsubaki Hair Oil

Bonjour Bella! Do you have dry, frizzy, dull, or limp hair? I've discovered a new product that will make your crowning glory shine beautifully! Introducing Tsubaki Hair Oil, a deeply penetrative hair oil formulated with a high concentration of selected camellia oil (from the Goto Islands in Nagasaki) which deeply protects, moisturizes, and repairs hair resulting in a luxurious shine. Some of you might be wondering... Of all the oils, why camellia oil? Based on the Hair Institute data, hair becomes so much shinier, smoother, and stronger with camellia oil. So why do we need hair ...

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