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Sponsored Review on PHS HAIRSCIENCE , Healthy Scalp Glamours Hair- Sweet Bunny



There is nothing more annoying than an itchy scalp not to forget to mention that constantly scratching your scalp will cause unwanted hair fall and dandruff. I have tried many shampoos and treatments but had no luck with finding remedies for my itchy scalp that was lasting.

PHS HAIRSCIENCE approached me. They gave me a series of question on what was troubling me and recommended me to try out the ADV Soothe Daily regime.

                                           PHS Hairscience ADV Soothe Daily regime

Best Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp in Singapore PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Soothe Daily regime – This package consists of gentle shampoos, conditioners and tonic. Developed and certified by trichologists,  PHS HAIRSCIENCE products use patented stem cell ingredients and botanical extracts, specially formulated formula prevents tightness and discomfort, fights free radical damage and combats bacteria and improves scalp immunity. It also improves blood circulation, which in turn allows the roots of your hair to receive the much-needed nutrition it requires.
  

Double Cleansing for Your Scalp- Pollutants in the air as well as dust, dirt and grime can find their way into your hair as you go along your day, to wash my hair I began the routine by using Signature double cleanse. First I used the ADV Nutrition Shampoo which provides a deep cleanse removing all impurities unclogging the pores and cleaning the roots. Next, I used the ADV Soothe Shampoo which is a correcting shampoo that focuses on correcting greying hair, dandruff, hair loss and sensitivity while protecting the scalp giving you the foundation for healthy hair.


 

The next step is to use the ADV Nutrition Conditioner, this conditioner consists of botanical stem cells to nourish the hair making it soft and tangle-free. Pat dry your hair after shampooing and apply the conditioner to damp hair avoiding the scalp and allow it to be absorbed into the hair for 1 to 2 minutes before washing it off.

The fourth and final step is to apply to shake the bottle of ADV Soothe Tonic well sectioned the hair onto a towel-dried scalp and massage the scalp with your fingertips this is a leave-on tonic for daily use. The tonic gives off a cooling sensation and strengthens the scalp resistance and balance.



Every time I am done with the shower I feel as if I have left a spa or salon, my hair is fragrant, shiny, full of life and soft to the touch. Each step of the ADV Soothe Daily regime really contributes to pampering your hair by distinctively focusing on every aspect of your hair and scalp needs in my case, relieve me from the infuriating itch of my sensitive scalp, I no longer have to bear the sweaty and inflamed feeling of my scalp and can focus better on my day, the series by  PHS HAIRSCIENCE has indeed soothed and improved the condition of my scalp and with regular use, I believe I would reap the full benefits. I highly recommend  PHS HAIRSCIENCE Shampoos, Conditioners and Tonics as they really fulfil their promise in improving your hairs health and gives you the premium experience in the comfort of your home.


                                       PHS HAIRSCIENCE Shampoo garden curtains


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.




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



Repairing and moisturizing properties of MKUP Water Veil Glow Lip Colour Balm. Sweet Bunny - Singapore's Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger


Singapore Cosmetic Brands - It is no secret that I am a huge fan ok MKUP 美咖 cosmetic. Their products are very suitable for my skin and lips and don't cause me to break out in pimples. The super long-lasting lip pen was the first product that I tried out and is now one of my most loved lipsticks. Apart from their range of lip pens, there is also a line of lip balms which I found to be an excellent product and would like to share about.

MKUP Water Veil Glow Lip Colour Balm by Sweet Bunny - Singapore's Lifestyle & Beauty BloggerMKUP Water Veil Glow Lip Colour Balm packaging by Sweet Bunny - Singapore's Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger


Why do lips crack and chip- First things first, we have to know what causes of our lips to crack, unlike our skin the lips has no oil glance to produce natural oils which keeps it supple.

Saliva also contributes to stripping of moisture from the lips, therefore, licking your lips to keep it moist is not resolving the problem although it might feel slightly better, saliva contains acid which digests our food, not a great substance at all for your lips.

A vitamin deficiency, lack of vitamin A, C and D may also be a cause to look out for. Avoid this by ensuring that you are eating a balanced diet and take plenty of fruit and vegetable that is rich in vitamins or supplements might help as well.


Cracked and chipped lips remediesI have chronic chapped lips, working in an office environment wherein an air-conditioned environment does not help either, my solution is to constantly apply lip balm. I have also tried Vaseline petroleum jelly but I found the texture to be too oily.


Best lip balm with cute packaging – First of all I adore the packaging, it is compact, the design is chic and the size of the lipstick is just right not too broad which enables an application to your lips a breeze.

MKUP Water Veil Glow Lip Colour Balm easy application by Sweet Bunny - Singapore's Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger
MKUP lip balm in Elegant Nude



Tinted Lip Balm – There are many brands which carry tinted lip balms of almost every spectrum of the rainbow, MKUP currently has 4 shares for their lip balm range, berry red, dew orange, classic red and elegant nude. My only preference is the elegant nude shade; the others don’t really suit my skin tone. Nude elegant is a gorgeous colour! I love how natural it looks; it does give you the dewy makeup image, moist and radiance with a touch of colour.

Repairing and moisturizing properties of MKUP Lip Balm - Apart from its lovely shades of colours, a single coat of the Water Veil Glow Lip Colour Balm does bring relief to my chapped lips which in turn locks in the much-needed moisture enabling the lips to heal. It has a non-greasy and oily texture which makes it breathable and light.

Sweet Bunny - Singapore's Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger




I have very sensitive lips and many brands of lip balms that I tried previously adds a burning sensation to my lips, not a very pleasant feeling but I am glad that MKUP is the perfect brand for me, the best part of it all is it is cruelty free and paraben-free, no animals testing were done with their products. Being kind to animals and no harmful chemicals are definitely a plus!


®Singapore's Cosmetic Products & Reviews Blogger - Sweet Bunny

MKUP Real Complexion Cream, Does it works as it claims ?

The MKUP brand is hyped thanks to its hilarious and persuasive marketing videos. What caught my attention was the real complexion cream, coined as The "Lazy girl's beauty hack! Instant luminous dewy glow" which claims to be the only make up you need, with the ability to cover all your flaws like dark eye circles and pimples being an all in one cream. Curious I bought a 30ml bottle to see if it was as great as it claims to be.



MKUP long lasting lip pen, a new favourite


 



The Facebook advertisements really paid off. I was convinced to give the lip pen a try. Though it is not as long lasting or smudge proof as most of the ads claim it to be. The product does stay on when it is dry and in contact with dry foods like bread. Once a drop of moisture from a sip of water comes into contact with the product the lip colour is transferred.

On a plus side it is long lasting, does not dries my lips and it minimises unsightly lipstick stains on glasses/cups. I cringe at the thought of lipstick markings on cutlery, spare a thought for those washing up after you when you dine out.

Certain colours do not show well on my lips, they are rather light. It doesn't help that my upper lip is a shade darker then my lower lip.

Estiara Dark Pink

This bottle of perfume was a gift from my favourite aunt, the Estiara Dark Pink Perfume is just perfect for me. My aunt is awesome as she has wonderful taste in fashion and beauty products my friends in secondary school used to tell me Clair I can't wait to see what your aunt gets you next, she is really my cool aunt.

First of all, I would like to say that I love the design of the bottle. It is very classy and the functionality of the spherical design is wonderful, no point having a design that tends to topple, The soft tones of pink and silver go very well together.The ribbon that used also gives the perfume a very girly touch.





Victoria Secrets - Bombshell

During my birthday this year, my family members, knowing that I love the range of Victoria Secret's perfume, they bought me the Bombshell gift set. They must have known that I was eyeing it for sometime <3

It came in a beautiful gift box, with the words Hello Bombshell printed on it, I still keep this box for my planner stationery,it is too lovely to toss in to the trash.

Paris Hilton Perfume Can Can 2007

I have finally saved up and got my hands on this wonderful perfume which I had previously given to a friend as a gift for her birthday. It was on 20% off at BHG and almost a steal.
I simply adore this perfume, it is sweet, fruity and last for many hours and smells woodier when it dries.

Kate Moss Perfume

Every girl has a favourite Fragrance, It is not only makes her smell awesome, DUH but brings out her style and character.


There is an endless list of perfumes available in the market so here's an awesome article I found online to help you in your search for the perfect scent.  

Choosing a perfume and trying a ton of them at a go can clog up and confuse your nose so ask the store assistant for some coffee bean that would do the trick to unclog your nose and not stall you on your search for the perfect scent.


As written in that awesome article , there are several categories of perfume, personally I am always a huge fan of the floral rendition.

An example of that would be my ultimate favourite Kate Moss EDT Spray perfume, It isn't too heavy which makes a person seem old and not too sweet to the point that it make you wanna gag.Just right perfectly balanced, feminine and playful. Perfect for use at any time and place.

The only flaw it has is it doesn't hold very long but I would definitely splurge on another bottle of this awesome fragrance again.





You can try going to these places to get your perfume at a good price : 

1. Mustafa Shopping centre, They have a good range of the popular perfumes.
2. Departmental stores, They sometimes have huge discount when they are clearing stock.
3. http://www.beautylanguage.com/ - They offer not only a good range of soaps, shampoos but also perfume at discounted rates.
                          
 Until next time all I have to say now is j'aime parfum !