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Get Your Exclusive “SUPER 10″ Black Boxes at ONLY $10!

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We just received some inside news to what Black Box is up to recently. Apparently, they really have something up their sleeves. Some of you might have already noticed the little changes done to the bi-monthly boxes, so let’s wait and see. I smell something here and I can’t wait to find out what it is!

To something that’s more exciting for all of us today – Say hello to SUPER 10!

The Black Box team just put together 3 LIMITED EDITION boxes for the month of October, and what’s unique about these boxes are that they have a different superhero character that represents the personality of each box (I, for one could relate to one of the boxes). So which tickles your fancy?

As pictured above, I received the IRON AMBER (IA)! Sounds like a tough, red hot superhero, Black Box! So your “perception” of me (judging from this option) among the 3:

Iron Amber, “You are driven enough to have it all. Don’t be the one to fade into the background, because you’re the force of personality, a bright light bursting with charisma and comebacks.”

WOW I’m so flattered. *chuckles*

So let’s start unboxing my Super 10 Iron Amber!

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What an awesome deal I got from this lifestyle kit; there were a few brands of products just from this single box, including L’Oreal Paris, Hada Labo, KLARITY & Himalaya Herbals!

Starting with one of my favourite skincare icons – Hada Labo!

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IA contains both the Hada Labo SHA Cleansing Oil (30ml) and Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion (20ml). The Japanese brand needs no introduction, and I’m always grateful for hydrating products because my skin feels quite dry recently and I have been piling on products that will restore its softness and moisture.

The Hydrating Lotion intensively hydrates the skin and helps lock in moisture to preserve the optimum moisture balance. Skin immediately feels smoother, more supple and has a dewy radiance after application, and the product is free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant, so that there is low risk of irritation to your skin. In fact, it helps to restore the skin’s natural pH balance!

The Cleansing Oil is a wonderful makeup remover as it contains high purity olive oil for powerful cleansing, while its Super Hyaluronic acid moisturizes. The water soluble cleansing oil can be easily washed away without leaving any greasy residue, stickiness or dryness. It is also free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant, so that there is low risk of irritation to your skin.

I love that Hada Labo’s products are so mild and gentle to skin yet they always deliver the results we want to achieve :)

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The Himalaya Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash (50ml) is enriched with a natural blend of Saffron extracts and other herbs. It is a soap-free, daily use face wash that cleanses and clarifies skin of impurities, giving you a clear, radiant and even complexion.

I’m in love with this product even though I have only tried it once. It has a light and unique scent that you will want to wake up to (when you wash your face in the morning), and its texture is rich yet very smooth. I like how the product glided easily on my skin and my mood simply lifted right after the wash. It also contains Licorice and White Dammer which lightens the skin tone, restoring skin’s natural fairness!

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Without stickiness and oily shine, Klarity Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion (5ml) helps to restore your natural beauty with diamond powder, giving you the instant glow. It is also equipped with wild rosehip extract – a powerful source of antioxidant that helps to prolong the skin’s youthfulness. The lotion comes with a sunscreen factor of SPF30 PA++.

What’s amazing is that this product alone has 11 skin benefits! Whitening, purifying, repairing, firming, smoothening, soothing, hydrating, toning, anti-aging, also a sunscreen and it’s water-proof! It is functions as a makeup base and evens out complexion without clogging your pores – this means that you can apply less foundation yet have your skin looking flawless!

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Here’s a YouTube video with fellow bloggers Juliana and William demonstrating Klarity’s products!

Alene and myself on LifestyleBeat giving high ratings for Klarity’s V-Line Shape Up Mask!

I have more awesome stuff coming up with Klarity, so stay tuned, I really can’t wait to share more!

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Ok, this is supposed to be a men’s product but I tried it anyway out of curiosity. The L’Oreal Paris Men Expertise Charcoal Black Scrub (15ml) is, like its name suggests, a charcoal-powdered scrub. At every use, the formula combines the magnetic power of charcoal with 2000 beads – it dives into pores to unclog them one by one and removes dirt in depth. Free your skin from oil and impurities in-depth and from dead cells on the surface. The imperfections and blackheads are reduced, leaving the skin feeling and looking smooth and healthy.

Well the products smell quite masculine in my opinion, but I thought a guy would probably like it plus the fact that the skin feels really clean and refreshed after the wash. Guys like simple, practical stuff without the frills, right? For those who do appreciate a little pampering, this sample comes with a small tube of moisturising fluid for a “kick-start wake-up” touch to your mornings. It is really a daily skin booster with taurine and vitamin C for instant skin recharging against fatigue, dull look and thirsty skin. Man up guys, and go try it! Look sharp, not tired!

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I get excited about hair products these days because I realized that a good shampoo/conditioner really makes time in the bathroom worth spending, and you emerge feeling like a princess. That’s all I want these days after long and tiring work hours! What’s more, I have really long hair that needs extra care and moisturizing, else they just end up looking like a huge frizzy hay stack :(

So the Keratin Smooth Perfecting Shampoo (70ml) promises to let you experience 72 hours or 3 whole days of frizz-free hair! This Keratin Smooth range uses revolutionary Micro-Keratin technology to smoothen hair fibre by fibre. Complete the regime with conditioner, mask and frizz eraser for best results!

The first highlight about this product is “OH-MY-GOODNESS-IT-SMELLS-AMAZING”!!!! I simply love how it smells (imagine Princess, sparkly effect) and the wash was very enjoyable. With such a pretty packaging (fuchsia cap, nudish-pink body), awesome product fragrance, and a smooth texture that lathers up really fast and well, I have absolutely no complains. My hair feels smoother and looks more glossy after wash and blow too. So HAPPY <3

Top up the results with the Extraordinary Oil (5ml x 2 sachets) and you are good to go!

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It’s a No. 1 hair treatment product in Japan. Inspired by the extraordinary power of six precious flower oils, the Extraordinary Oil provides incredible nourishment for all hair types without weighing your hair down. Nourishes, softens, smoothens, shines, protects and strengthens – one miracle drop, six extraordinary benefits! I have been using this product many many times as a regular consumer and have always sworn by it to maintain luscious, soft and silky hair.

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So that sums up the contents of my SUPER 10 IRON AMBER Box! Yeahhh!

SUPER 10 Iron Amber box, together with 2 other variants, Sapphire Wonder and Beauty Beast, are available at Black Box Qoo10 store or E-Store at $10 each.

Can’t decide on which to buy? Why not get all 3, at a special price of $25!

WHERE TO BUY:

Qoo10: http://www.qoo10.sg/shop/BlackBoxSG

E-Store: http://www.blackbox.sg/index.php?main_page=products_all

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TRACK BLACKBOX (#BBSUPER10) DOWN AT:

Website: www.BlackBox.sg

Facebook: BlackBoxSG

Instagram: BlackBoxSG

YouTube: www.youtube.com/BlackBoxSGchannel

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Rosebullet x Melissa Jane Ferosha: Fall Edit 2014

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As a fashion-crazed person, imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to wear and model Rosebullet in a collaborative photoshoot; it is a renowned Japanese label that’s girly-sweet, charming and edgy altogether! I had glanced many times into Rosebullet stores in Singapore and was always amazed at how prettily and thoughtfully everything was displayed. Rosebullet embodies cheeky fun with a touch of sassy glamour. It is the expression of a lady who is romantic, glamorous and full of attitude. With “rose” depicting Femininity and “bullet” hinting an edgy style, Rosebullet features a refreshing mix of cutting edge fashion and chic modern style.

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The Rosebullet Girl is “feminine and sexy, yet strong and independent. She revels in freedom, and she loves to experiment. She is adventurous and she dares to be different. She is as soft as a rose petal, yet tough as a bullet.”

Sounds like a personality most girls will strive towards!

Thanks to our friend Camy from Coffee Table People, this photoshoot happened between 4 of us fashion bloggers who were just dying to go for our fitting at Rosebullet (Orchard Gateway) to try on the wide selection of outfits there.

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Photography: Michelle from Coffee Table People (shot in film)

Top to toe in Rosebullet

As we all went for the fitting separately, it so happened that we all picked outfits that were quite different from one another! We had a common goal though, that was to create a Fall-inspired street-style look each using pieces from the Fall Collection 2014.

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Regina‘s outfit was classy and preppy; Roxanne offered a modern and elegant twist; Carrie expressed a flirty and chic vibe while I had settled into a feminine and romantic demeanour with an absolutely lovely top and midi skirt set with adorable sky-blue yacht prints. I had a challenging time picking out this look, to be honest, and wanted this gorgeous faux-fur shoulder-smothering shrug as a finishing touch. Unfortunately, it was the only piece in the store so they could not loan it out. You should totally check it out at the Rosebullet stores!

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So there you have it – our 4 interesting interpretations of the Rosebullet Girl.

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Rosebullet was very kind and generous to loan FULL outfit sets to us for this shoot, so I had enjoyed my time picking up a mint cardigan (material is so good and soft you wouldn’t stop touching it), black bow headband, a clutch bag (also great as a crossbody), a beautiful statement necklace and not forgetting the most memorable pair of silver platform Mary-Janes. I love it so much for complementing the whole look yet being so comfy!!! Sashaying around during the shoot in those shoes felt truly awesome and effortless!

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Have I pulled off this look?

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Digital shots by @gimmycamy of @coffeetablepeople

I have been told by friends and photographers that I can carry off quite a variety of styles, hence I was actually wrecking my brains during the fitting, walking around the store numerous times to decide on exactly what I would wish to portray during this shoot. Trust me, there are just countless ways you could match a skirt with a top and just swapping the skirt for a pair of pants could result in a very different appearance.

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Having loads of fun doing a “Sex & The City” concept where 4 fashionista-girlfriends just hang out, laugh, shop, eat and be happy! :D

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“The Walk.” One of my favourite shots!

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Looking forward to our next fashion-collaboration, girls! LOVE YA ALL <3 And thank you so much for materializing this wonderful shoot together :)

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Review: Eumora Facial Bar

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The Eumora Facial Bar is known as the sensational moor skin health bar infused with HmA Factor, suitable for every day use and for all skin types. I was surprised by its simple packaging and mild appearance, but at the same time curious about its efficacy as the “Miracle Euroma Facial Bar”!

Apparently, the association between the IndinineLuxe and the Deep Moor from Austria is the secret of this miracle soap bar “Eumora” (European Moor with Algae). It promises to bring balance to your skin, and reverses most skin problems to give you a baby smooth and healthy skin. Eumora can be even an alternative to skincare, soap and cosmetics, as it is made from 95% active ingredients!

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Fresh from its wrapper, the Eumora Facial Bar is said to bring healing to the skin organ from the inside, hence it is also anti-aging. The brownish-granite color comes from the Deep Moor from Austria, a rare form of nutrient-rich peat which was formed during the Ice Age. In the 16th Century, the famous alchemist Paracelsus, described Moor as the “Quinta Essential Vitae”, which he believed was the elixir of life!

Moor is a combination of hundreds of herbs, an abundance of essential oils, fatty acids and lipoids, natural antibiotics and other biologically active matter, allowing easy penetration into the skin to re-establish the skin’s natural pH balance and increasing blood flow to the skin. As a result, the skin is detoxified, purified, toned and revitalized. It is also clinically tested and found to be naturally hypoallergenic and is able to harmonize with and benefit any skin type, eliminating the need for many different types of skincare.

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Fragrance of the Facial Bar is very light (almost scentless) and texture is gentle to the skin. The lather also feels smooth and does not feel drying to the skin, unlike most bar soaps.

The H-MA or Hydro Microalgae is the unique concentration of active ingredients that has helped penetrate deeply and quickly into the skin for it to restore the skin’s luminous glory.

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The Eumora Facial Bar can be used for both the face and body with multi-purposes. Firstly, it is a natural antiseptic as it contains lignin and bitumen (ingredients of Moor). It is also anti-inflammatory, biologically compatible with our bodies and detoxifying, while serving as a therapeutic option as well.

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With regular use, face becomes fairer, with more glow, radiance, youthfulness, softness & smoothness. My skin also felt firmer, lifted, and pores have also become smaller.

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For usage on face, simply add water to the facial bar to create a thick lather, apply gently to the skin and leave on for 2-3 mins (may be longer if preferred), before rinsing off with water.

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If you would like to try Eumora for free, click HERE to redeem a sample. You will only have to pay for the shipping and handling charges.

Get luminous with Eumora today! :)

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Super Hair Removal (SHR) Treatment at SHOU Slimming Centre!

I have always been a fan of hair removal treatments but it is not always easy to find effective yet painless methods accompanied by good customer service. Having said that, I feel awesomely blessed when recently I have been introduced to a lovely beauty parlour cum slimming centre tucked in a very convenient location at Velocity (Novena Square)! Not only is it near my home, they have everything I want in a hair removal treatment! :)

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SHOU Slimming Centre’s (“SHOU”) expertise is in body contouring/slimming. It revolutionizes body slimming using a safe and effective treatment – personalized natural treatment that painless reduces inches and removes stubborn body fat. There are no needles, no incisions, no recovery time, no special diets or meal supplements needed. Treatment works on all individuals, regardless of their shape or body size. Besides slimming, which targets at flabby areas, SHOU’s programme also helps to shape and refine your overall body contours to perfection.

Besides slimming treatments, SHOU also offers hair removal services, which I had tried and fell in love with. SHOU uses the Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology – the world’s most popular and widely used method of hair removal system. SHR works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, while not injuring the surrounding tissue. It combines high average power, low fluence, and a high repetition rate; gradually increasing the temperature of the hair follicle by stacking the pulses as the hand piece is continuously moved over the treatment area.

SHR is a clinically proven method which effectively targets hair follicles to disable the growth of active hair. Permanent hair removal is hence achieved, leaving you with silky smooth skin with no rash or discomfort. Suitable for all body areas!

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SHOU’s cosy treatment room and facilities

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My experienced and friendly therapist, Rachel, examining my skin/hair before the SHR treatment on my arms started.

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There was so much thought put into making me comfortable and relaxed before and during the treatment, that I had nearly fallen asleep!

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Rachel explaining to me the SHR process and answering tons of my questions :P

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She started shaving my arms to rid of all the hair before the SHR treatment could proceed. Rachel is so detailed about everything and that is a quality you do not find in many therapists.

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Rachel marking the tiny pigment spots (or moles) on my arms with a pencil concealer so that the machine would not pick them up and cause pain due to the concentration of pigment in those areas. Yes yes as I have mentioned, they are so thoughtful, always!

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My arms are smeared with a cooling treatment gel to moisten the skin and for the applicator to glide through smoothly and painlessly.

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Soon after the treatment started, I was sleeping soundly already. Too comfortable! I really enjoyed the process as it felt like a massage, very relaxing and therapeutic. I never thought hair removal could be totally painless, much less enjoyable! I am definitely impressed with SHOU’s expertise in the SHR treatment and also the professionalism and quality service of its staff, like Rachel and Abby (another therapist who assisted me in a recent session).

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You can also opt for eye glasses if the pulsing red light is too glaring even with your eyes closed. Anything which makes me feel better, I will feedback to the therapists and they are always ready to help :)

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Also tried the SHR on my underarms, and (full) legs. Same process with equally excellent results. My skin felt smooth, silky and hairless, of course! I will highly recommend SHOU as the go-to place for your hair removal treatments.

The Revolutionary Super Hair Removal – State-of-the-Art, Pain Free

Advantages / Benefits

  • Virtually pain-free
  • Long-lasting
  • Quick – session under an hour
  • Recovery-free, so you can return to your normal activities immediately
  • Effective for all skin types; including tanned skin
  • Perfect for any area of the body – including more sensitive areas e.g. bikini line

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Popular Dermalogica products used by SHOU and displayed prominently on their storefront

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For more information on SHOU Slimming’s treatments and services, you may visit their Facebook Page here.

Shou Slimming Centre (Velocity @ Novena Square)

Tel: 6252 5822

Opening Hours: Daily, 11.00 am – 9.00 pm

Quote “Blogger Melissa Jane” when you are there to enjoy treatments at trial prices!

SHOU’s New Outlet at One Raffles Place

Check out SHOU’s new outlet with a whole new look at One Raffles Place! Great location for office ladies to pop by for a quick fix or simply to relax and enjoy their treatments :)

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Address: 1 Raffles Place, #04-49/50 One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

Tel: 65369388

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EssensualsBugis: NEW SP Bubble Service!

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Update from my hair sponsor Essensuals Bugis! Their freshly launched promotion includes the new Bubble Treatment + Ilumina Colour + Cut + Wash & Blow, only at $168 (usual price $250)!

SP Bubble Treatment is a new breakthrough treatment that removes all residues in your hair and scalp, and it also smoothens the hair cuticles after hair colouring. Normal price will be at $35.

Ilumina Colour is a new age coloring system that helps to provide natural hair shine by repairing your hair cuticles while lifting the hair colour to your desired shade.

In recent years, consumers have been very much concerned about their hair & scalp condition. Recognizing this, Essensuals Bugis has now launched this new promotion to help you achieve desirable results and while treating/pampering your hair & scalp.

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Tried this promotion myself! Pleased to have Bryan personally iron my hair to its current super straight state and it feels so smooth like a blanket of the softest silk. Also dyed a fresh color which resulted in a different look.

Do you like it? :)

Call now for your appointment with Essensuals Bugis and remember to quote my name while you are there! <3

Essensuals Bugis Hairdressing
241 A Victoria Street, Bugis Village, Singapore 188030
DID: 6333 0039  Mobile: 9616 8899

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