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Review: HISTOLAB SKINCARE

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I was sent a range of HistoLab products from Korea about a month ago and it’s time for a review!

One unique point about HistoLab is that it’s products are more widely used in dermatologists and cosmetics clinics in Korea. Using Histo Plant Stem Cell across all it’s products, they focus on skin healing and repairing and rejuvenation based on active ingredients.

Focusing on Skin Science, the packaging of the products are simple and fuss free, odorless and colorless. Any fragrant are derived from the plant ingredients used, which is all natural.

 

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The Basic Science Range

Bio Stem Cell Ampoule – Used after the toner, this ampoule acts like an essence which helps protect the skin against ageing caused by UV damage and also promotes collagen production to improve the firmness of our skin. It absorbs into the skin quick and makes the skin feel supple.

Bio Sheet Mask(*) in 3 variants to cater to different needs: Post Laser Cool Sheet Mask, Acne-Aid Sheet Mask and Multi-Vitamin Mask.

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The Bio Sheet Mask is of a slightly thick cotton material which adheres to the skin pretty well. I like how the mask extends to actually covers the skin right under the skin which is often neglected. The 3 variants of the masks all provides moisturizing properties to the skin, leaving it smooth and supple after use. My favorite out of the 3 will be the Acne Aid one as I can see redness greatly reduced after use.

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 The Aqua Science Range 

Water-Max Foam Cleanser (*)

This foam cleanser comes in a pump bottle and its texture is of a clear gel that will lather up in fine foam. The foam is more of a bubbly light texture rather than a dense creamy foam. Skin definitely felt clean,refreshed and supple after wash. No tightness experienced after wash as it does not strips of the skin natural moisture while removing excess oil. It is lightly scented from the plant extracts. This foam cleanser is my top pick from the Aqua Science range.

Water-Max Infusion Mist

This is a toner is a mist form. You can either spray it onto the face directly and pats the product in or spray it on a cotton and use the cotton to apply it on the face. I personally like spraying it on direct as it gives a more cooling effect and I do save product in a way. But if it’s after removal of a long day of makeup, I will apply with cotton to remove any residue. This toner is pretty hydrating but I would actually prefer to use it as a hydrating mist after makeup or after skincare at night.

Water-Max Hydrating Moisturizer(*)

This Moisturizer have a gel like texture, of a translucent white color. It goes on the skin smoothly and is quickly absorbed. I like how my skin feels cool and soft after using this moisturizer.

Water-Max Hydrating Cream

The hydrating cream is of a similar texture to the moisturizer but thicker. I would say it’s a thick gel but light cream. I use this only at night to give extra hydration to my skin.

 

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 The Vital Science Range

Vital-X Realizing Serum (*)

This serum have a similar gel light texture to the Water Max Moisturizer but lighter. It consists of 6 different kinds of vitamins and acts as an antioxidant. This is one of my favorite out of the products I’ve received. My skin looks more fresh and supple after using this.

 

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The Derma Science Range

Aqua Mineral Moisture Drop

A unique gel texture that will turns into water upon application. This product is absorbed by the skin very quickly leaving it feeling soft and firm with moisture. I highly recommend this for people with dehydrated skin as it provides the moisture that our skin lacks.

Post Laser Sun Blemish Balm (*)

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BB creams were first designed for post laser use to protect the sensitive skin from harmful agents from the environment and also the UV rays. This BB cream consists of ample sun protection and Anti-Oxidants to protect the skin while covering up the blemishes. The texture is not too thick yet the coverage is really good. The photo above is a swatch of the BB cream slightly blended out. At first I was afraid that it might be slightly dark for my skin tone, but to my surprised it sits on my skin very nicely.

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This is how I look with the BB cream on, set with powder after an average 5 hours wear. Coverage is great and oil control is pretty good as well. I only need to blot once after 3 hours.

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COVERME (Light/Natural Beige Tones) 

The CoverMe is a compact creme designed for damaged skin after laser or any dermatological procedures. You can use it if you have sensitive skin like mine and is nursing a healing blemish. This powder will protect your skin against from external irritants from the environment.

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The CoverMe base comes in two tones to cater for different skin type. I personally use the Light Beige tone which fits just right for my skin tones.

 

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Just showing you all the sequence in which I used the products. The hydrating cream is used instead of my own sunblock at night.

 

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The White Science Range

Platinum Spot Corrector 

From the whitening range, we have this Spot Corrector of high concentration. It is recommended to apply with either a cotton bud or gloves as it is a strong product. I’ve yet to use to product as there’s no Spots to be treated currently but I’ll most probably let my mum try it on her dark spots. Will update when tried!

Products that have been marked by a (*) are my favorites!

http://histolab.co.kr/

http://www.histolab.biz/

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Vanity Trove 3!

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My 3rd Vanity Trove that I’ve hand picked myself!!

It’s definitely fun and exciting to be picking out your very own samples every time!!

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The Essential shampoo was a bonus item as per my previous trove. Now lets get on to the samples I’ve picked!

1. DrGL Collagen Essence
2. Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel
3. Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream
4. Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream
5. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Moist
6. Blumarine Bellissima ETD 30ml

Let me know if you want any items to be reviewed and I’ll get it up as soon as I can!

Check out http://vanitytrove.com for more!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Review: Klairs Illuminating Supple BB Cream

Hi all!

I’m back with a beauty product review!!

I was sent the Klairs Illumination Supple BB Cream from WishTrend 2 months back and have since used it enough for a proper review!
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This BB Cream comes in a 40ml slim tube which makes it easy to carry around! It also have SPF 40 PA ++ which is not too bad.

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Here’s a swatch of the BB Cream on black surface. It is of a light tone, and is suitable for most skin tones as it’s of a neutral tone.

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A swatch against the back of my hand. The texture of this BB cream is rather light yet still creamy. It blended in well and coverage is pretty good as it can cover up my redness.

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I blended it out thickly then thinly towards the left of the hand. A light layer give you that dewy look and if you need more coverage, just add on a bit more product and blend.

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Here’s me wearing the BB cream with just loose powder and a little blush. No filter on this photo, taken under natural light. It covers up my redness pretty well and even the skin tone well. Does not appear too pale as this BB cream blends with your skin color.

Coverage: 4/5
Texture: 3.5/5
Oil Control: 2.5/5

Overall Rating: 3.5/5.

This BB cream is pretty much in my favor in terms of coverage and texture as it feels really light on the skin. But oil control wise, it only lasted about 2-3 hours before I oiled up in my T-zone. So you might want to avoid this if you have oily combination skin like mine.

I would recommend it for those with Dry to Normal skin types. I have tried this on someone with dry skin and it looks really good.

The Klairs BB Cream is available for purchase here: http://www.wishtrend.com/bb-cc-cream/584–klairs-illuminating-supple-blemish-cream.html#

Do also like WishTrend SG FB for more information and promotions! https://www.facebook.com/wishtrend.sg

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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MooJaa Mookata

Was invited down to MooJaa for a tasting for their signature Mookata last week and here’s my take on it!

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Located at 25 Keong Saik Road, the only and only MooJaa outlet is easy to spot from a distance from the cute pig logo! Unlike other Mookata outlets, MooJaa is classier and have a more comfortable ambiance.

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They have two versions of the Thai Iced Tea, one with milk and one without. I highly recommend this to go along with you Mookata meal as it’s refreshing and flavorful. I also like the fact that it’s not too sweet.

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Before the pot is set up, we were served cheese balls and the very nice crispy fish skin! I love the fish skin, you can hear the crunch when you bite into it! Another way of eating it is to dip it into the soup for awhile to soften it a little. Both ways are good! The sauces are very appetizing adding new flavors on top on the flavor of the food itself.

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Here’s how a standard set Moo/Gai set looks like. You can choose either one, Moo is pork and Gai is Chicken. It is recommended for two persons but I think it can fill up 3 persons if you all have small appetite. 😛

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Over at Moojaa, they only use good quality Japanese Charcoal. I noticed that throughout the meal, I did not feel overwhelmed by the smoke neither did I smell smokey after the meal which is a good thing.

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The unique point of Mookata is the dome shaped pot and also the pork lard that is used to add to the fragrant and flavor of the food to be followed.

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No worries if you are unsure of how the food should be cooked on the pot, the staff over at MooJaa will show you how for the first round. Nothing too difficult! 😛 Basically, you cook the meat on the dome shaped area and slowly the juices of the meat will flow into the soup adding flavor to it as you cook. So it will get better and better. 🙂

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This is how the pot should looked like with all the ingredients throw in! Are you hungry already? The soup base consists of both chicken and pork and they also have a Tom Yum version if you love spicy! One thing to note is that they do not use MSG in their soup nor food!

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MooJaa also served Angus Beef and Kurobuta Pork if you are a meat lover. And look at the amount of cheese inside the cheese balls, yummy! MooJaa also served Hokkaido scallops and they are pretty good I must say. You know how some scallops shrink after being cooked for too long? These doesn’t.

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Like I mentioned, the beauty of Mookata is that the more you cook, the yummier the soup will become. Enjoy BBQ food and not let the juice goes to waste by allowing it to flow into the soup.

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I find that MooJaa focuses a lot on the natural flavors of the ingredients which is why you won’t find it too salty or too sweet. This is great for those who prefer healthier choices during meals. MooJaa will be able to satisfy your craving and you won’t feel guilty afterwards.

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Oh, one thing I must not forget to mention is that the rice served at MooJaa is really good! They cooked it with vegetable stock and it’s nice and fragrant. For someone like me who don’t really eat rice, I love it!

Overall, I rate a 7.5/10 for MooJaa! I would recommend MooJaa if you are looking for a place with good ambiance and nice food! Or if you have never tried Mookata before, this is the place you should check out!

MooJaa is opened till 6am so if you want to satisfy your hunger pangs in the wee hours, this is a place you can go too!

For more information, check out their FB or call them for reservations!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

It’s back to my favorite kind of post! Here’s a makeup review!!!

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These Balm Stains from Revlon have been out from the market for sometime but it’s only till recently that I have actually buy to try it out as I’m in a lip stain frenzy now.

And I’m in love after using it!!!

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I’ve always prefer bright lips over nudes hence I got these two. The pink is 025 SweetHeart Valentine and the orange is 040 Rendezvous Rendez-vous.

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Here’s a swatch on the hand. The colors are pretty sheer to start with but you can layer it on to intensify it.

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Now the actual lips swatches!! As I’ve used my mini front cam to take the photos, I edited the lighting a little so as to make the swatch more true to color.
I really love how bright they are on my lips yet not too loud. I noticed that lip stains looks really nice on my lips and hence the current stain frenzy I’m in now. 😛

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Lasting power of these stains is a good 4-6 hours. It will eventually wear off and the color will be less intense. Yet, there will be still a light layer left over time as its a stain after all. It’s easy to bring around so reapplying is not a problem.

I feel that it is moisturizing and don’t dry out the lips. But I still do recommend to wear a balm before this. I also like how the fact that its in a crayon form, which makes application so much easier. You can draw the corners of the lips better as compared to normal lipsticks.

Definitely a 4.5/5 rating from me!!!

I want more colors!! Especially the red!!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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