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Osaka Beauty Buys: Seatree Art Cosmetics

Seatree Art Cosmetics


 

Seatree Art cosmetics

I’ve stumbled upon Seatree Art cosmetics as I was searching for the washroom at EST mall after my meal at Koyoshi before I go on to look for my mother and her friends.

I was attracted by the pretty packaging that comes in all sort of designs. Upon further inspection, I realized that for each product they have, there’s at least 4 different designs available for the packaging.

A little research on Google shows that Seatree Art Cosmetics originate from Korea and they only have two outlets in Japan. One being in EST mall in Osaka and the other Sapporo. Each Seatree Art product comes with a choice of packaging so one can choose the packaging that they preferred.

I couldn’t help but picked up a few products due to the pretty packaging choices and also the affordable price point.

Seatree Art hand cream

The first item that I’ve picked up is this super cute tub of hand cream with Little Twin Star as the design. There’s Hello Kitty too but I didn’t quite like that packaging. This hand cream is in the scent of ザクロ which is Pomegranate. I can’t really remember the exact price but this should be around 620 yen. There a total of 4 scents to choose from and each scent has 4 different packaging for you to choose from. Hand cream is made in Korea.

Seatree Art uv powder

I also got this UV Loose Powder in Light as there’s a promotion going on. The powder plus a trio eyeshadow color is at a set price of 2000 yen if I remember correctly. The normal price per item is about 1300~1500 yen or so. The powder comes in two variants, one with UV and one without. Both variants have 3 shades available. Powder is made in Korea.

Seatree Art trio shadow

This is the eyeshadow trip that I’ve got. They did not specify but it does looks like a baked mineral eyeshadow to me. Back of packaging states that it’s made in Italy.

Seatree Art trio eyeshadow

Here’s a swatch of the eyeshadow trio. Color payoff is decent and has that pearly finish. If I remember correctly, there’s a total of 5 color choices for the trios.

Seatree Art cube eyeshadow

One last item I picked up is also an eyeshadow. This caught my eye as its termed as a cube eyeshadow that comes with 9 shades. And it’s only about 1100~1300 yen. There’s several shades available but I picked this as I like the variety of colors and the pastel tones. The other variants are more towards different tones and shades of one color.

Seatree Art cube eyeshadow

Here’s the swatch for the cube shadow. The color payoff ain’t as good. I would say the trio has better payoff. But it’s decent and gives a nice sheen of color on the lids. A check on the packaging and it’s made in P.R.O.C. I do like it and for the price which is probably about SGD$15 or so, it’s pretty worth it. But I probably won’t recommend it if you are someone who prefers more vibrant shadows with better payoff. The trio though slightly more expensive, will be a better choice.

Seatree Art Cosmetics have many other products available too other than those I’ve bought. I’ve seen steam cream, makeup base, blushers etc and more. I really like their concept to allow consumers to choose their preferred packaging.

Worth checking it out if you happen to pass by an outlet.

I have a couple more posts on my Osaka Beauty Buys so stay tuned!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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IPL Underarms Hair Removal by Nouri

When I was at a young age and facing puberty, I was taught to pluck and shave my underarms. Little did I know it was a wrong move and I was left to face the consequences when I’m much older.

It is a little sad at times when you have to avoid wearing those nice sleeveless dresses so as to hide those ugly pits. And when you do wear sleeveless due to the hot weather in Singapore, you have to be careful not to raise your arms. I tend to get self conscious when wearing sleeveless simply because of my unsightly pits.

Hair is one issue, but the pits are of a darker tone and does not look good at all. I get ingrown hair from shaving, open pores from plucking. Basically, it’s really bad and here’s a photo to show you how bad it is.

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This was taken 2 days after shaving which is why the hair are not obvious but you still can see the dark and thick growth. The skin is darker by at least 3 tones as compared to the rest of my skin. This is just bad.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is the norm these days and it’s not difficult to get it treated. Yet, I’m skeptical about the usual hair removal salons as I read that I can only go for a session every 4-6 weeks. For my case, I need to get those unsightly pits treated as soon as possible.

I’m lucky and blessed to meet Valerie from Nouri. She took one look at my pits, told me straight away that it’s very bad and asked me to stop all shaving and plucking. She said that she will treat my underarms for me and assured me that I’ll have effective results.

Valerie recommended me to do the IPL on my underarms once a week and the sessions can be spaced out when my underarms get better.

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The IPL treatments are fast and fuss free. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes and you’re done! The treatments includes cleansing, application of gel, IPL shots, cleansing again and application of the Anti Inflammatory Gel which will soothes the skin after IPL treatments. As for the pain factor, it is very minimal and during the treatment, Valerie will make sure you feel comfortable and at ease.

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Here’s a photo of my underarms after 4 sessions of IPL. The skin tone is lighten by a lot and hair growth is very minimal now. I’m very confident that with a few more sessions, it will look better than it is now. And like Valerie mentioned, I have seen effective results from the treatments.

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Here’s a before and after photo of my underarms. The photos are taken in different lighting with my phone which is why one is brighter. I must say that I’m very happy with the results so far and I can wear my sleeveless clothes with more confidence now!

Currently Nouri is running an awesome! 10 sessions of IPL for only $299! For less then $30 per session, this is definitely worth it! And if you must know, the usual price for each Underarms IPL session is $120. Valerie will let you know how many sessions you need to see results as each individual have different conditions and hair growth.

I would recommend you to contact Valerie via SMS/Whatsapp at 91994189 to know more!

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With 15 years of experience, Valerie is certified in the trade of beauty. Rest assured that you are in good hands when you’re at Nouri!

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Let us all achieve a more beautiful us over at Nouri!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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New In Town: Nip+Fab Body Fixes

Was invited to a private launch of the hot UK brand, Nip+Fab at Naumi Hotel last week. To be honest, I have not heard of the brand previously but I’m so glad I was invited to this event! Simply cause I love every single product they have already!

Nip+Fab have two ranges, the Body Fixes and the Skin Fixes. Currently, only the Body Fixes are launched and can be found in Watson’s exclusively. Did I tell you that there’s a special launch offer of $5 off the best selling products(Tummy, Bust & Cellulite)? And that all the products are below $30? Great products at affordable prices! Awesome, that’s all I’ve to say. 😛

Here’s the founder of Nip+Fab. We were also shown a video of her introducing her favorite product from the Nip+Fab line. Two of them are the Tummy Fix and Bust Fix.

Here’s the whole range of Body Fixes available in Singapore. From the Tummy Fix, Cellulite Fix, Bust Fix, Dry Leg Fix and Dry Hand Fix. They have a Multi Fix Oil which is an all purpose oil for the skin.

Currently I’m using the Tummy Fix, Cellulite Fix and the Multi Fix Oil. All of them made my skin feels super smooth! And I notice slight lightening of scars on my legs after using the Multi Fix Oil for a few days. Shall wait for 6 weeks to see if the Tummy Fix have effect on me! 😛

They also did showcase the Skin Fixes which may be launched in October. They do have a very interesting range of Skin Fixes! Super excited and can’t wait for them to launch!

Shall end with a photo with fellow SBA finalists, Erica and Juliana.

And yes, Nip+Fab is already launched in stores so go grab them now! XD I’ve a feeling I’ll go grab a few back ups of the Multi Fix Oil and Tummy Fixes myself. Hee.

Check out the links below for updates on Nip+Fab in SG!

https://www.facebook.com/NipandFabSG

https://twitter.com/nipandfabgirl

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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OTO e-Shape

OTO have recently launched the e-Shape which is a slimming belt that can be used for all parts of the body. Unlike past slimming belts, the e-Shape is compact and stylish as it’s designed for the younger and trendier generation. It’s equipped with technology that is based on sports science and acupuncture which will effectively help to break down the fatty cells so that it will be easier for us to detox.

Other then slimming purposes, it can be used as a normal massager. You can use it on your back, neck and shoulders for massage purpose. On the arms, thighs, calves, tummy itself for slimming purpose.

It’s a product that’s suitable for the whole family to use. As it’s compact, you can even bring it out or use it on the car as it does comes with a car adapter.

Packaging of future new products of OTO will follow that of the e-Shape, simple,sleek and elegant. With a white surface and colored bottom, the e-Shape is available in 3 different colors, maroon, chocolate and violet.

Retailing at $298, OTO is offering the e-Shape at a special promo price of $198 as part of Mother’s Day celebration from now till 13th May at their roadshows.

I would definitely recommend you to head down to their roadshows and try it out for yourselves!

OTO Roadshows Details:

Dates Timing Venue
09 Apr 2012 (Mon) to 15 Apr 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm VivoCity – Central Court B
16 Apr 2012 (Mon) to 22 Apr 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm Plaza Singapura, – Main atrium
23 Apr 2012 (Mon) to 29 Apr 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm IMM – Level 2, Atrium
30 Apr 2012 (Mon) to 06 May 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm Sun Plaza – Atrium, Plot B
30 Apr 2012 (Mon) to 06 May 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm Bugis Junction – Hylam Street Event Space A
05 May 2012 (Sat) to 13 May 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm City Square Mall – Atrium B
07 May 2012 (Mon) to13 May 2012 (Sun) 10am – 10pm Nex – Atrium A,B & C

 

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Essential Oil Workshop~

Attended an Essential Oil Workshop sometime ago in June at Beauty Emporium at Dempsey.

Greeted by the setting of the essential oils when you walk into Beauty Emporium. I’m not sure if you can see the small wordings on the bottle on the banner, it says “Power of Scent”.

The whole idea is to show people how beneficial and powerful essential oils can be.

Do you know what exactly an essential oil is?

It’s the natural aromatic compounds found in plants and it’s obtained through cold pressed extraction method or the steam distilling method. Essential oils are a lot more powerful then herbs and is also more beneficial without side effects.

However, do note that essential oils that are not pure can in fact harm our skin rather then benefiting us. Hence, it’s important that we use pure essential oils.

Essential Oils from doTERRA.

doTERRA essential oils are all of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) which is the best grade in terms of essential oils. This grading means that the oils are 100% natural and it’s safe to even be consumed internally depending on the nature of the oil.

If you are not sure of what kind of oils to get, just look out for those that are of CPTG grade and you will not go wrong. To make things easier, just opt for doTERRA which are available at Beauty Emporium.

That’s Sweelin, who’s our expert of the day and she shared a lot on essential oils with us.

There are many ways to use the essential oils.

Aromatic – Diffusing of the oils so that we can breathe it in.

Topical – Applying on affected areas or use for massage.

Internal – Consuming the oil with water or in an empty capsule.

Do note that not all essential oils are safe to be consumed! In the picture above, you will notice an instruction stating to dilute one drop of oil to 4fl.oz of liquid. This shows that it’s safe to be consumed and most CPTG grade oils are safe enough. Still it’s important to follow label instructions as all brands are different.

Using essential oils in our daily lives can help improve our health. This is because the oils are able to kill viruses and bacteria. They always say prevention is always better then cure, essential oils can help in promoting a healthy lifestyle and in turn prevention.

Other then physically, essential oils also work on the mental level to calm and relax. That is why we have aromatherapy.

There are many types of essential oils out there, we just have to find one that we like and is useful for us.

This basic kit was given to us in our goodie bag. If you do not know where to start, this is the 3 basic oils to start with.

Here’s how these 3 oils can be used. XD

Next, we move on to making our custom blended shower gel! Before we start, we were brief through the procedures and on things like top notes, middle notes and base notes. We are also given an oil blend chart which tell us which type of oils blends well with each other and what notes are they.

We were each given 500ml worth of unscented shower gel to start with~ XD

After reading through the benefits of each oil and smelling them, I picked out these 3 to be use in my own blend.

Cinnamon is a Spice and it has cleansing properties and is good for pains and aches.

Frankincense is one of the most precious ancient oils and can be use for many things. It helps one to relax and also improve our immunity.

Geranium is the oil that smell closest to that of Rose oil which is super rare and expensive. Rose can go up to $300 for a small bottle! I choose Geranium mainly cause of the scent which is also why it’s my top note. Geranium is actually good for soothing of the skin and also have calming effects.

Here’s the ratio I was given to work with to find out the ultimate number of drops I have to use to find my perfect blend.

I managed to get my perfect blend with 15 drops of Cinnamon, 15 drops of Frankincense and 32 drops of Geranium.

Here’s the shower gel with all the oils blended in! XD The combination of all the 3 oils I used creates a nice floral, woody scent which is very soothing and calming! XD

We are given two 250ml bottles to fill up with our shower gels! XD

Bottled up and ready to use! XD Of course must pose with my own creation right? XD

It’s best to use the shower gel in a warm shower to bring out the scent! XD

Here’s a photo with Chantana~ Love her hair! XD And it’s thanks to her that I’ve notice the Geranium Oil~ XD

So after reading this post, are you interested to create your very own shower gel too? Other then shower gel, you can create your own moisturizer too! If yes, head down to Spa Esprit @ Beauty Emporium today! This can also be a perfect gift for your loved ones! XD If you’re not interested in the custom blended products, you can always get the essential oils! They do have pre-blended oils for various used available too! XD

Hope this post is useful!

<3, Forensia.

 

 

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