November 6, 2014

DR. YOUNG

Hey guys! Today I'm back with another skincare review, and this time with this brand that's new to the site and perhaps to some of you, I will be going in depth on some of these products and hopefully you will find this post useful and informative if you're looking for some new skincare products to try out :) 

Dr. Young, the award-winning skincare brand from Korea is officially in Singapore!
The brand combines the skin nourishing goodness of natural ingredients with cutting edge skincare technology to bring a skincare system that makes taking care of your skin a simple part of your daily ritual.
Dr. Young has 5 product lines: Anti-Dryness LineAC Control LineProtect-Prevent LineAnti-Pore Line and Special Care Line that are targeted at various skin concerns. 
Just to share with you guys, my main skin concerns are:
 I have slightly enlarged pores on my cheek area next to my nose area; hence I can get very insecure when they get too visible. With that being said, I received most of the products from the Anti-Pore Line to help target the problems that I was facing with my skin.

Left: One of the bestsellers from the line - Pore Tightening Serum 
Tightens pores and controls sebum.
It is an exclusive pore care serum that gives a matt finish all day long by maintaining skin moisture through ingredients like Rose Water and Betaine.
 Glassoul, a well-known natural pore cleanser that absorbs wastes in pores and removes dead skin, is one of the main ingredients in Dr Young Deep Clearing Clay Mask. It is an exclusive pore care mask which tighten pores and controls the excessive secretion of sebum with Phyto-Astringent (the complex of Witch Hazel, Calendula and Ivy Extracts certified by ECOCERT®). It provides extreme hydration to the skin after cleansing and is greatly suitable for sensitive skin.

I also received 2 other products which are meant for use after my skincare regime and to prep my skin for makeup!
Triple Action BB cream comprises the function of UV block, whitening and anti-wrinkle all at the same time! 
Arbutin gives a powerful whitening effect, Licorice Extract prevents pigmentation while Adenosine and White Flower Complex resolve wrinkle issues and recover damaged skin. 
Soybean Ferment Extract, a natural moistening substance also provides intense moisture, while Portulaca Oleracea Extract and Centella Asiatica Extract soothe skin irritation.

In addition, this alcohol-free, scent-free and paraben-free product has a multi-emulsion structure to allow fresh and moist feel with no stickiness.
Right: Another bestseller from Dr. Young- the Pore Eraser Balm
 Pore Eraser Balm is a primer that has won numerous blind tests in Korean beauty programmes, making it a hit in countries like Hong Kong, Thailand, USA, Malaysia and Taiwan. This soft-textured pore-managing balm is created particularly to cover pores in prominent areas such as nose, cheek and forehead. Its multi-cross structure silicone will help to fill up pores and rough surfaces of the skin making your skin absolutely flawless.


I have definitely given these products a try for about a week or so and I'm happy to say that I very much liked each and every one of them! One thing I love about Korean skincare is that is it made very suited for Asian skin and for the products from Dr.Young; they have surprised me and worked very well with my skin :) Let me show you briefly how I incorporate these products into my daily skincare regime! 
 After cleansing and toning my skin, I would pump 1-2x of the Pore tightening serum onto my fingers and pat it gently onto my skin, keeping the concentration of the product on my cheeks (where my pores at most obvious). The first thing that I noticed about the product is that it is very light in texture and readily absorbed quickly without leaving any oily/sticky residue behind, allowing me to apply my moisturizer after without much hassle! 
As some of you might have already known, I'm a huge fan of clay masks and to be given a new brand to try makes me super happy!

Clay masks works by drawing the impurities and excess sebum out of your pores to prevent clogging/blackheads and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth after, and with this Clay Mask from Dr.Young, I loved how it worked on my skin!

 This Clay Mask comes slightly scented as compared to some of the others I've tried and for those who likes scented products you might like this! It's not overpowering but somewhat soothing so you can get to relax and enjoy a relaxing pampering session for your skin while masking :) 

 The Pore Eraser Balm comes in after I'm done with my skin care, it's time to prep my skin for make-up! With the pore-eraser balm, it works as a primer as well as conceals all visible signs of your pores giving your skin a smooth and flawless look!
See below, I did a before-after comparison for the Pore Eraser Balm and in the after pic, the lines on my hand are less visible as compared to before and I love how it has a smooth and velvety finish ~
 Amazing!

Now I can safely cover the enlarged pores on my skin and have the Pore Eraser Balm tighten them at the same time making it less visible than before :) 

Did another test on my face and as you can see on the left the skin is way smoother as compared to the right! I love how after application it literally blends in so well with my skin that I don't feel any product left over :) Definitely going into my bucket of favorite products now! 

Last but not least - the Protect and Prevent Triple Action BB Cream!
I like how this BB cream comes with whitening and anti-wrinkle properties, why not use a product that not only protects your skin but keeps it young and radiant at the same time? 

 They say a little goes a long way and true enough with this BB cream, a little is good to cover your entire face. For this product, I particularly like how it isn't thick nor sticky and applies evenly and leaves no stickiness after! You can work out a light-heavy coverage depending on your liking and how much you build-up the product but won't look too cakey on your skin after.
A very versatile and useful product indeed :) 
I hope you found this review useful to these products and for those who're thinking of giving Dr.Young products a try, you can find them available at http://www.dr-young.com.sg/.
To those who have never had the habit of buying makeup products online and often doubt its credibility, I recommend you guys to try this out for yourselves. Definitely pocket friendly. Products and transactions are 100% safe too ~
 
There's also an ongoing promotion now where you can redeem a complimentary Dr. Young Sample Kit to try the products out for yourself before purchasing the full sized :) And if you were like to purchase these products, quote ‘DONNA10’ for a 10% discount at checkout!

Thank You for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post! x

October 12, 2014

CLARISONIC : DEEP PORE REPLENISHMENT KIT

Hey guys, so I'm back with another skincare review and this one is for none other than... Clarisonic!
 For those who've been following my blog for the past 2 years or so you might have seen a few mentions of the Clarisonic here and there and how much I am in love with the Clarisonic device!
Initially I was using the Mia 2 (which is perfect for traveling) and finally I have gotten an upgrade to the Clarisonic Plus all thanks to the team at Clarisonic SG :) 

So why exactly am I soooo in love with the Clarisonic brushes? 

The Clarisonic is a skin cleansing system which uses sonic frequency technology to cleanse your skin better and throughly. These gentle frequency sonic massage waves helps cleanses 6x better than manual cleansing without damaging the skin surface!
This is true as before I've discovered the Clarisonic, I was using one of my favourite makeup remover wipes and it did remove all my makeup, so I have always wiped down my face till I see no traces of makeup on the wipes and have always assumed that my skin was clean. However after laying hands on the Clarisonic, I realized that there was still makeup stuck on my skin as it showed from the foam on my brush head.. (even after using my makeup wipes) So just imagine all along I was sleeping with that thin layer of makeup that I couldn't seem to remove even with such a good makeup remover.... :/ 
What I also love about the Clarisonic system is that it helps reduce the appearance of large pores and an oily complexion! With through cleansing, there will be less pores that will be clogged resulting in smaller and less visible pores. With smaller pores, sebum secretion will definitely decrease too so it's always good to ensure that your pores are clean daily! With the Clarisonic system, it helps to exfoliate your skin so gently to remove all residues leaving you with clean and smooth baby skin :) 
I cannot emphasize on how much the Clarisonic System have helped my skin over the years and I will definitely recommend this to everyone out there! If you're a friend of mine you probably would have heard me raving about the brush to you already, hahahah! 
Together with the Clarisonic Plus, I was sent to try out their latest range of products, the Deep Pore Replenishment Kit. Yes Clarisonic does carry a range of skincare products as well and these products are meant to compliment the system and work to it's optimum for your skin. 
This kit consists of a Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Deep Pore Decongesting Mask and a Deep Pore Brush Head.
So basically what this kit does is that it's a 2-Step cleansing treatment that it combines the Clarisonic System and their advanced skincare to combat and treat pore congestion! Pores beware!
It is a cleansing routine that you incorporate into your skincare regime 1-2x a week and within one session pore appearance is reduced by 25% , 94% of dirt, oil and excess sebum is removed! I personally have tried this and love using this on my skin on the day where I feel that my skin needs a good cleanse / pick me up! Do note that in order to use the brush in the replenishment kit, you'll need a Clarisonic system :)
With every use of the Clarisonic System, my skin is always ready for absorbing the products that I follow up with after, that way my skin can reap the full benefits of my products and be treated to all it's goodness!
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Now here's a special treat to my readers, Clarisonic SG would like to share the goodness of the Clarisonic System to you guys so they are giving away 3 sets of the Limited Edition MIA2 Systems!
it's really simple, all you have to do is head over to my instagram: @ponyyzz and follow the instructions on the following pictures you see above on my account! :) 

+++ here's another giveaway!!! 
Clarisonic is giving away 4 set of the Deep Pore Replenishment Kit as well! 
Click on this link to answer one of the two questions and fill up your
personal details and you will stand a chance to win the kit! 

For double the chance of winning, share this post on your facebook and tag me AND Clarisonic SG
so we can track your posts! :) 

So hurry start sharing today and hopefully you will be one of the lucky winners to this giveaway! X

September 30, 2014

DAZZLEMELENS: LENS OF THE MONTH

I'm back with another favourite lens of the month and this time I will be featuring : Cocoro Brown! 
I've featured the Cocoro Grey before and I can say that this model has official joined my list of top favourite lenses from DazzleMeLens!
I've been wearing mostly brown lenses for the month of Aug-Sept, and I liked the Cocoro most since it's really natural yet defines your eyes a really nice way. I tend to wear this with lighter/or no eye-makeup (I wore heavier makeup for this post tho haha) I can say this is slightly enlarging but it doesn't show in an obvious way so for those of you who are uncomfortable in wearing contacts that gives your overly-enlarges irises :) 
For those who are new to my lens post, DazzleMeLens is my current lens sponsor and before that I have been an avid customer from their store in Platinum and I super loveeeeee their lenses!

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September 29, 2014

LOOKOFTHEDAY: ROCK MY PARKA

On days where I've decided that I'd dress lazy, thank god for parkas such as this piece from ANTICLOCKWISE.SG
throw it on to spice up a simple outfit and we're good to go!
Quote "Donna" to be entitled a 5% off your total bill when you shop with them, pop by and shop their latest collection today X

September 23, 2014

TRAVELOGUE: PHUKET (SEPTEMBER) '14

Some Phuket visuals from my trip last week! Can't believe I found myself back in Phuket shortly after my earlier trip in July with Tammy haha. Initially I was thinking of heading to Bali however I couldn't find a flight with a good timing and since I wanted a short getaway with J, I decided that Phuket it is! We flew via Tiger and the tickets were pretty affordable at $150 per person :) 

 Yea.... it was a short birthday retreat for J as well hence the boarding pass card with a spelling error (yea I realized haha) The one thing I hated about Phuket was their exorbitant cab fares!!! A trip itself to our hotel costed around 800THB (around $32SGD) Seriously, that would take us to and fro the airport 3X in Bangkok!!!
 Checked into our hotel: Sea Pearl Villas Resort | booked this off agoda.com at a sale so it was about $100 a night! It was a very big resort with various types of rooms and villas.
 What I liked was that this hotel was situated in Patong Beach, yet not right smack amongst the hustle and bustle. It's actually situated on a hill so the environment around was really serene and quiet! Since we arrived early we had lunch before checking into our hotel, sadly tho the hotel food was rather disappointing but... everything works when you're hungry!

Our hotel was the standard Deluxe Jacuzzi room, was looking forward to soaking in it but... I had no idea that there isn't a heater in the pool so basically the pool was cold! Apparently they don't have heated water in all their jacuzzis so it's quite a bummer since the weather was really cold when we were there so it was totally impossible to soak in at all... sighs. Hence the jacuzzi went unused throughout!!! 

One good thing I liked about our hotel was that there was a complimentary shuttle to and fro Patong Beach + Jungceylon Mall, hence we can save ourselves the crazy cab fares (around 300-500thb per trip) We didn't plan much to do so it was pretty much a very "nua" trip haha, travelled down to Jungceylon to walk for abit before heading to eat in one of the stalls opposite the mall~

Initially we wanted to head to this restaurant called "No. 6 Restaurant" I found it on Ladyironchef's blog and since we were nearby I wanted to check it out, to our surprise there was a snaking queue outside! We decided not to queue and settle for the store right next to it haha




If I'm not wrong it's called "Deng Restaurant" We ordered about 3-4 dishes and the food was pretty good! However the prices are way higher as compared to the Thai food in Bangkok (everything in Phuket is actually quite pricy) so we ended up paying about SGD$30ish for everything! 

Finished our dinner and managed to catch the last shuttle back to the hotel! Yay to free transport *cartwheels*
Since it was raining again on our last day we didn't have much planned as well so headed back to the mall for some hot coffee and just sat at Starbucks people watching 
Took a stroll along Patong beach and enjoyed the cold wind blowing in from the sea! It was so strong yet cold at the same time, super awesome!!!
Since it was slightly before dinnertime we decided to try our luck with No.6 again and this time we managed to get a seat! I would recommend heading there in between lunch and dinner so you wouldn't have to join in the long queue!
Ordered 4 dishes this time and nothing to heavy since we weren't that hungry, personally I loved the steam crab best!!! The rest were alright tho, prices are slightly lower than Deng restaurant as well so I'm glad we tried this place out! Had me getting my hands dirty from deshelling all that crab ;)

and... a small glimpse of Bangla Street at night haha. 
Our trip ended quickly with us heading to the airport early the next morning, however had 
an hour of flight delay due to bad weather (it was THAT bad) followed by another hour or so due to some technical difficulties with the plane ZZZ Nevertheless I'm glad to have arrived home safe and sound :)