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MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream is newer better?- Sweet Bunny

Is newer always better, Not exactly when it came to the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 for me.

 
MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30

MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 before and after







I am a huge fan of MKUP products as the product works well with my sensitive skin. I wrote about the Real Complexion Cream about 4 years ago and still use it daily. I do not really like to use foundation because it stains clothes and I am usually in a rush to head out and prefer to speed up the makeup application or keep it to a minimum, it sometimes clogs the pores of my skin as well causing breakouts. Although the cream does not do all that the wacky ads from Taiwan say it is efficient enough and moisturises my face well.

Is the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 a good sunblock- As I work on the sunnier side of the island of Singapore where the 9am sun is like 12pm sun needless to say it make me tanned easily? While using the cream it does help a little but not significantly, perhaps reapplication has to be done frequently as we have to factor in perspiration and if the cream dries out over several hours.



The texture of the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream compared to the Real Complexion Cream – The new cream comes in a dark beige colour much different from the white colour of the real complexion cream. I do not like the texture of the cream as much because it is much thicker and sticky. In a way somewhat harder to blend into your skin. A small amount goes a long way, using too much gives off the ghostly white colour. It also felt a little cakey on my face and I did not like the hassle of trying to blend the cream to my face, I even tried using a beauty blender but I found using my fingers much quicker in the application. 
MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 texture and color




However, if you take the effort to test out the cream and proportion required for your face and neck and slowly work on blending in the cream it could work well as a makeup base. It does leave a nice shine on your face making your skin look radiant and moisturised. I would say this cream works better as a primer than on its own as a foundation.

The packaging is more or less the same as the first edition of consisting of a nice holographic box and a jar with a pump. I like the pump which makes the cream ooze out without a hitch. I also like the fact that no cream is wasted as I opened a bottle which I finished using and was surprised to find it completely empty. I suggest buying the smaller 10ml tube edition if you are testing out the cream as it would be a waste if the cream were not suitable for you, I do regret purchasing the 30ml version but will try my best to finish it.

MKUP Pump Design Bottle


Sponsored Review on Australian Cosmetics Australian Zeolite Detox Mask & Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream - Sweet bunny

The skin is the human body's largest organ that protects us from microbes and the elements so naturally one would invest time and effort to care for your skin with the right products.

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney has reached the shores of Singapore and I was lucky enough to be contacted by their great team to try out 2 of the brand's bestselling products. Australian Cosmetics as the name suggests is from Australia the brand cares not only about beauty but about the wellness from within. All their products are made with exquisite Australian manufactured ingredients which they have researched, developed, and tested the cosmetics over the years. What I like about the brand is that there is no animal testing involved and the ingredients used in their products is Vegan and consist of no nasty chemicals such as Sulphates, Parabens and Phthalates.


Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

 

The benefits of using the Australian Zeolite Detox Mask – The mask is made of Natural Australian Zeolite which is formulated with Kangaroo Apple, Melissa, Lavender, Calendula, Green Tea, and Cucumber Extracts with Vital Nourishing natural Oils. Zeolite is a unique clay–mineral it has a 3-dimensional crystalline structure, like a Honeycomb capacity to retain moisture and can remove dirt, Air Pollutants, harmful chemicals and odour from skin most efficiently compared to other clay minerals. For this reason, it is also known as mineral clay detox mask or pink clay detox mask due to its pink colour The anti-inflammatory plant oils and Anti- Oxidant rich extract is a combination that works together to exfoliate dull skin and hydrates the skin from within. Other benefits include Detoxing, Dead Skin removal, Antioxidising, Toning, Brightening, Cooling and Hydration.

                      Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask   Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask




Best Sellers in Facial Masks – I tested out a bottle of one of Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask (50 ml) - Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask. I like the texture of the cream as it is not sandy or rough like some masks are, it is easy to apply as it glides on the skin with ease and feels cooling to the face. My skin was glowing after washing the mask off with warm water. I could really get used to treating myself to this mask once a week as the Australian ZEOLITE Detox Mask encourages the skin’s regeneration process, cleanses the pores and deeply moisturises for smoother, more radiant skin.



                                Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream



The second product I tested was the Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream (50 ml) this cream is a great product to apply to your skin when you get up in the morning and before bedtime, right after you wash your face, I love the design of the cream because with a simple press you dispense an adequate amount of cream for your face. The cream has a very nice floral/fruity scent to it whenever I applied it my husband asked if I put on perfume because he adores the scent.

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream


The ingredients used in the cream includes Shea Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Green Tea Extract, MariMoist (Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate) and Calendula Extract and Kangeroo Apple Extract, don’t worry no Kangaroos were harmed Kangeroo apples are a fruit native to the east coast of Australia and New Zeland in the nightshade family and are related to tomatoes and eggplant.

Vitamin E for Skin Benefits and Uses - Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can assist in cell restoration from sun damage and environmental stressors. Living in a city-state like sunny Singapore using a cream like Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream would be very beneficial for our skin. AU Cosmetics have ingeniously combined good ole vitamin E with revitalizing Kangaroo apple and green tea extracts to enhance the effectiveness of fending off sun damage.

Other beneficial properties of the cream include:

Anti-ageing - As the cream strengthen the protective barrier of our skin with a unique blend of Vitamin E, Kangaroo Apple, Green tea extracts, and other antioxidants to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Skin Irritation - The lightweight and hydrating formula caters to all skin types. Irritant-free ingredients are used with the help of industry experts to meet the highest quality standards. Additionally, the soothing Vitamin E moisturizing cream will soothe and calm the skin that can help in preventing hyperpigmentation.

Moisturises, Hydrates and Smoothes skin immediately,


Skin lightening

Skin rejuvenating

Anti Inflammatory and Anti Septic properties

Rich in antioxidants and conditioning agents

Promotes health and quality of collagen.

Gives skin firmness, with free radicals protection to enhance scars to heal, reduces some marks



The Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream is indeed is a great cream to keep my skin moisturized and supple with a radiating glow and I plan to add both the mask and Daily Moisturising cream to my skincare regime.


I made my purchase on Amazon and within 2 days received the cream, get yours today your skin deserves a treat :)

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream retails at SGD$29.90

Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask retails at SGD$45.90


Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney. Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions.




Eye Rejuvenation with BTL Exilis Ultra 360 at 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd. - Sweet Bunny



I have been called names like panda and given remarks such as you look like you have been punched, all thanks to my horrid dark eye circles. Plagued by these unsightly dark marks under my eye I went on a search for a solution…

I found 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd back in 2019 on Carousell and went for V- Shape treatment which was very effective and lasting, a friend of mine commented that even after my wedding, my face has maintained its shape and I looked great.

How to identify and avoid counterfeit beauty equipment used in beauty salons- Ever since then, 2 Shy has gained my trust, As the owner of the salon, Constance shares with me that she only uses medical-grade trademarked equipment in her shops, all her staff are specially trained and are certified to operate all the equipment, there are many dubious beauty types of equipment out there so much be aware and cautious as we never know what side effects they cause in the long run. Always do your homework and check that the machines used at a beauty salon are from a reputable source. Constance also encompasses her values on being healthy from the inside out she always advises her customers to have a well-balanced diet as well as to drink plenty of water as she envisions her stores to be health hub rather than just the ordinary beauty salon.

BTL Emtone and BTL Exilis 360 2 shy pte ltd



After consulting Constance about my eye circles I was referred to a beautician named Yan stationed at the Serangoon branch where I had BTL Exilis Ultra 360 treatment for my face. I like the shop as it has a very cozy ambience, it is also very clean as the beauticians clean and tidies up after every customer.

2 Shy Beauty Serangoon


Get younger and tighter skin with BTL EXILIS ULTRA 360 Non-Surgical Facelift –This treatment is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that stimulates collagen production by the combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound that can help stimulate and strengthen skin resulting in smoother skin. I have a preference for non-invasive treatments as I do not want to go under the knife for surgery nor do I like to inject fillers into my face, BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is the best solution for me. I have done the treatment about 3 times and have seen that my eye circles have lightened slightly and the fine lines on my forehead that have begun to appear earlier on this year as I age, reduced. With time there will be further improvements about 2 months time. The best part is there is no downtime you can go about your busy schedule right after a session.

Before and after BTL Exilis Ultra 360 face 2 shy pte ltd

                                     Before Treatment                               After Treatment 
wrinkles and dark circleswrinkles and dark circles


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 How does BTL Exilis Ultra 360 work- The beauty of BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is that the therapy can be done from head to toe; commonly treated areas are eyes, jawline, back, inner-thigh parts that I know of you may need to consult either Dixon or Constance regarding the best course for you. This anti-ageing skin tightening treatment which diffuses ultrasound in combination with radiofrequency allows more transmission of energy and greater conductivity of the heat to the treatment area. There is a big applicator and small applicator specially designed when in use on the body it heats and reduces fat in the deep layers without hurting the skin. The treated area will effectively stimulate collagen and elastin for skin tightening and reduce the fine lines on the face. It also increases fat reduction which is efficient for body contouring and cellulite reduction.


Exilis Ultra 360 2 shy pte ltd












This therapy feels like a hot stone spa treatment, I really enjoyed each session as the beautician Yan is very attentive and gentle. No hard-selling is ever done at 2 Shy, making it a trustworthy and comfortable environment to being in. Other than looking a little flush in the cheeks just like I went for a jog there is no other side effect, I encountered and highly recommend you to give it a go.


2 Shy Beauty Serangoon



2 Shy Beauty

  • 480 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368193

  • 180 Yio Chu Kang Road Singapore 545628


Tel: 86262739 or 88228196


Best Eyebrow Embroidery by Ibrow Studio Bishan - Sweet Bunny



Getting my makeup done before work is part of my morning ritual, I used to spend excessive time drawing and filling up my eyebrows. While my natural brows are thick in the front it rather spares towards the ends. I would take up to a good 15 to 20 minutes to complete the daunting task of ensuring that they were as symmetrical as possible.



i brow studio Bishan





Professional beauticians at work - Enough was enough; I decided to semi-permanently fix my brows. I have been heading to Ibrow studio (Bishan Branch) for the past year or so for eyebrow threading, I loved that the therapist was very professional, they were patient, kind and highly skilled individuals, always reassuring me and consoling me when I apologised for tearing up. They also gently mentioning other services they provided and had never hard-selling packages to me.



Past experience with bad beauticians - I do tend to tear up or cringe when I get my threading done; I guess my tolerance for pain has dwindled over the years. This might have easily frustrated a beautician as I have experience in the hdb salons in Ang Mo Kio, the beautician got so frustrated she threw down the thread what a loud AH YA and chose to pluck my hairs instead. She didn’t do a very good job giving me uneven eyebrows and rushing through the process. I do suggest you try out a salon to test their skills or check reviews online to ensure that you select the right beautician especially if you are getting embroidery done, I have heard of cases of scaring, brows turning green or red after careless work.



What you need to know about eyebrow embroidery - Eyebrow embroidery or micro-blading is a process where a tiny needle punctures into a layer of your skin and dye is inserted. Always make sure the salon practice good hygiene. Nicole the beautician from Ibrow studio showed me that she started with a brand new needle which is very critical. Disposable needles and blades are best to avoid transition of diseases. I have also noticed that Nicole mixed a fresh coat of ink in time and wore gloves for the entire process.

I also noticed that the salon had a UV steriliser which assured me even more.




UV Steriliser hygienic equipment


The procedure of micro-blading / eyebrow embroidery – Nicole showed me the service menu along with examples of each design, she explained that each price range is for different designs namely –

· Embroidery Incl: 1 Touch Up + Recover Cream

· Misty Brow Incl: 1 Touch Up + Recover Cream

· 3D Creative Incl: 1 Touch Up + Recover Cream

· Natural Floating Incl: 1 Touch Up + Recover Cream

· Korean Exquisite Nude Brow Incl: 1 Touch Up+ Recover Cream



I chose the Misty Brow Design because I felt it looked most natural. After analysing my eyebrows and drawing out the desired design Nicole applied a numbing cream onto my skin she allowed it to set into the skin for about 15 minutes before working on inking in my brows. The process took about an hour and was relatively painless. The finished product was a super-duper dark pair of eyebrows, she assured me that after scabbing of the skin the shade would be natural after the scabbing cycle of the skin which takes about 2 weeks. She gave me a bottle of wound healing gel to apply on to my brows daily, it doesn’t help with pain or itching but it aids in the healing process.

numbing gel






Dos and Don’ts after eyebrow embroidery

· Do wash and cleanse your face but avoid the eyebrows area

· Avoid contact with water in the eyebrow area

· Avoid direct sunlight

· Avoid exercise and sweating as it will affect the colour of your eyebrows for the first week after.

· Avoid scratching or forcing scabs to drop off allow it to do so naturally

· Avoid using whitening products around the eyebrow area.

microblading scabbing


Second touch up of eyebrow embroidery As a first-timer I was inexperienced with caring for my eyebrows, I did meddle with the scabs resulting in the slightly faded tip and front. Luckily 3 months later was touch uptime. It was admittedly more painful the first even with numbing cream, perhaps because the skin around my eyebrows were a layer thinner. Nicole was very considerate and tried her best to make the process as comfortable as possible by adding more numbing cream. Overall I love my completed brows, just as the first round scabbing for 2 weeks and wow la the final product. I was told that embroidery needs to be touched up every year but for the price of not drawing in my brows every day, it was totally worth it!


final eyebrow embroidery



Korean Shampoo & Conditioner; Innisfree green tea mint fresh shampoo Review by Sweet Bunny - Singapore Beauty Blogger



Korean Beauty Products in Singapore  - When the Korean wave came to the shores of Singapore a decade ago, it was no surprise that Korean beauty products would sprout into our retail sector. I recently purchased Innisfree green tea mint fresh shampoo and conditioner, what attracted me to this shampoo as you would guess is the mint, I am a huge fan of minty shampoos as you read about in my previous review about on Broo Beer Shampoo.


innisfree shampoo photo by SWEET BUNNY - LIFESTYLE, BEAUTY & TRAVEL BLOG SINGAPORE