The name is Himeko
. I love hello kitty, chopper
and all things pink.
Anything you need to enquire me about, drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
[Sponsored] Bio-Essence New Launch - ATP + Royal Jelly
It has been quite a while since I shared a skincare product because I have been using my products from the dermatologist faithfully but unfortunately, the range doesn't seem to be working quite well for me after 3 months (there goes my SGD $800+) so I decided to go back to trying out different drug store products again. I mean, spending $800+ versus spending $100+ (usually a range from drugstore cost around this price) and the results are pretty much the same, sometimes drug store products are even more beneficial for my skin, I might as well be smart and choose the latter.
Alrighty, enough chit-chat, let's get onto it!
There is a special 15% off introductory offer so hurry up and go grab your Bio-Essence products now! My favourite of the 3 is definitely the Face Lifting Cream; over 6 million bottles of Face Lifting Cream have been sold to date, this kind of statistics speaks for itself!
[Sponsored] Bio-Essence Bio Miracle Water Review & Giveaway
I know I said I have a lot of things to give away, which I really ought to be getting to soon else everything will expire...
But before that, I have newly [okay, fairly new] launched product to share and give you guys first!
That is... the Bio-Essence Bio Miracle Water!
I'm sure the whole spring water spray is not new to many of you and it looks like Bio Essence has finally came up with one of their own, hurray!
I've actually been using such Spring water spray for a long time so I was definitely glad to see Bio-Essence coming out with one. Now, why do you think so many companies want to produce such spring water spray?
Simple - because our skin NEEDS it.
Of the many uses this Spring water has, I am going to focus on the main reasons why I personally love spring water sprays.
Let's face it, our skin tend to be dry, especially in Singapore where air-conditioning is everywhere. Therefore, despite the skincare products we nourish our skin with, we might need that instant "perk my skin up" every now and then. That is one of the reasons why spring water sprays sell like hotcakes.
Another reason is because they give you an instant relief to the unforgiving heat, which is again very relevant here in Singapore. I really hate it when the sun is being a big jerk and shining like it's spreading joy but in actuality, it is just making me sweat more and feel icky.
I'm sure you can tell from the picture above that the size makes it really convenient to carry around and it is pretty much idiot proof when it comes to product dispensing (it's a spray...)
My favourite part has got to be the fact that it can be used on top of make up!
^Make up on but still...
Ta-dah! After spraying, my make up is not only unaffected but it actually helped to mattify my make up!
When I have good things, of course I want to share the love with you guys.
I have with me three travel size Bio-Essence Bio Miracle Water to give away!
Instructions join are easy peasy:
- Step 1: You must like my Facebook Page.
- Step 2: Simply leave a comment under this post saying "Give me my Bio-Essence Bio Miracle Water!"
- Step 3: Leave me a Facebook Message at my Page with the name you used to comment and your active email address [so I know who to contact]
Winner will be choosen by 17th February 2013 and contacted via Facebook Message and Email.
Stay beautiful everyone!
[Sponsored] Bio Essence Celebrity Choice 7 days Challenge - The Aftermath
Read part 1 HERE.
Let's look at the products again shall we?
Celebrity's Choice Inchloss Body Cream - EXTRA STRENGTH
Celebrity's Choice Inchloss Shower Scrub
A small small recap:
So basically, Extra strength is like a "new formula - stronger & better" kinda concept, enhanced from the previous Celebrity's
Choice Inchloss Body Cream.
To be honest, I did not apply the cream for 7 days.
Because on the 2nd day, I developed red spots on the right of my arm.
Unfortunately, my camera was spoilt by my brother during the week of challenge too, so I don't have proper pictures to show.
So I thought I will stop applying everywhere on my body altogether [though it only appeared on my right arm] and see if it gets
better the next day.
On day 3, it was still as bad, so I emailed Thesamplestore to inform them of the situation and that I might be unable to continue the
challenge due to allergic reaction that afternoon.
Very efficiently, on the same day around evening, Faith from Bio Essence called me personally to find out more about my "rashes."
Turns out, it was developed because I scratched it!
When the heat sensation first came, it was pretty pricky thus I scratched it thinking it was itch; a reaction caused as I might be
sensitive towards the ingredients used in the product.
Faith explained to me that the sensation can be very harsh and thus seem to be "biting" and "pricky" when in fact, it's just the
burning effect of the cream.
Allergic reaction is when one develops the rash without doing anything to the area affected.
So very cautiously, I resumed the application of product on day 4, just once a day all the way till day 7.
So, out of the 7 days, I only applied 4 days.
I wasn't actually expecting to see any results because I didn't feel anything.
But, here are the final measurements! [now the whole world will know how fat I am, zomg]
Before [all measurements are in CM & circumference taken]:
Left Arm: 22 cm
Right Arm: 21.5 cm
Left Thigh: 40.5 cm
Right Thigh: 40 cm
Tummy: 59.2 cm
After [all measurements are in CM & circumference taken]:
Left Arm: 21 cm
Right Arm: 21 cm
Left Thigh: 39 cm
Right Thigh: 39.5 cm
Tummy: 57 cm
Left Arm: 1 cm
Right Arm: 0.5 cm
Left Thigh: 1.5 cm
Right Thigh: 0.5 cm
Tummy: 2.2 cm
Total combined reduction: 5.7cm!
My tummy lost a whooping 2.2cm with just 4 days of usage [once a day only, thus I've only applied the cream 4 times!]
You might think 2.2 cm is meagre, but look, I did not even do anything and I lost inches [or rather CM in this case] from my body!
Honestly, I was pleasantly suprised.
5.7 cm in just 4 days, once a day application regime.
I was skeptical about the efficiency of such "toning" products, never really believed that they will actually work.
Bio Essence Celebrity's Choice proved me wrong, and the results are the best proof.
I do recommend using just a baby amount on your first application and slowly increase the quantity you dispense and work on your
body so you will be able to accurately gauge your body tolerance's to the heat of the cream.
If it gets unbearably itchy/ hot, DO NOT SCRATCH IT!
Take a damp, cold towel and gently wipe the area where the uncomfy feeling is.
You can purchase Bio Essence from Watsons [I do have feedback from my reader that she can't find the cream, so do head over to
bigger Watsons outlets like the one at Vivocity/ Serangoon NEX/ Ngee Ann City.]
A few of my readers feedback to me that they really liked the cream and the heat sensation makes them feel like "something is
So cute and supportive, my lovely readers ^^
So go grab your tube of Bio Essence Celebrity's Choice Inchloss Cream now!
I'm still using the cream whenever I can remember to apply >.<
I will add in some exercise in the near future to further aid the process of toning my flabs!
*determined to strike off the "lose weight" line from my new year resolution before it decides to move in and settle down as
p/s: Sorry, no pictures because my camera was still dead at the results day =/ I know, it's so boring to read chunks of words,
I'm sorry I will make up for it in the next post!
[Sponsored] Bio Essence – “The Biggest Loser in 7 Days!” Slimming Challenge + ZUMBA TONING Dance Workshop!
Yes, I am blogging a proper entry amidst all the emo-ing over my Canon G12.
That's because these photos were taken before that and edited ahead of time so I decided that I should do it nao instead of
letting it sit.
So here's how the story goes:
I was informed that I was selected to participate in Bio Essence's "The Biggest Loser in 7 Days!" Slimming Challenge + ZUMBA Toning Dance Workshop."
Quite a mouthful, yes?
Now before you jump into conclusions, let me tell you the definition of SLIM.
1. slender, as in girth or form; slight in build or structure.
2. poor or inferior: a slim chance; a slim excuse.
3. small or inconsiderable; meager; scanty: a slim income.
So, nope if you think I am going for some weigh loss workshop or this post is gonna be about me telling you tricks or methods
[diets] to use/follow in order to loss some extra weight, you can stop reading right about now.
They are not promising you WEIGHT LOSS [whoever believes you can lose weight just by sitting there, you can keep dreaming]
They are promising inches OFF your body parts circumference by TONING and burning the excess FATS, giving you firmer
and a more slender silouette.
Well, for someone who is constantly complain about her flabs, I am up for it!
Though Clara bailed out on me, I was glad to see my junior, Yijing!
Yes, you can laugh at my shirt now.
I stole it from my brother xD [He is the smallest guy, wearing XS!]
Being away from sports for a good 6~7 years [Ahem* hockey*]
I have no sports gear T.T
Though XS for him is still big for me, I had no choice~~
The studio we were brought into after taking our measurements.
*pretends to be taking my surroundinds*
View from California Fitness @ Bugis Tower Level 4.
I'm a celebrity choice blogger!
Here comes Faith from Bio Essence!
& so she starts giving us some product knowledge and background of the Celebrity Choice line!
A little distracted by the huge ass product model [can't wait to try!]
And a little distracted by myself [I look like I'm here to play, not sports!]
So, here's the Celebrity Choice Line up!
Notice the InchLoss Body Cream EXTRA STRENGTH?
We will learn more in a bit!
I will not be talking about results or my measurements in this post because that will go into my second post in my post
thoughts and experience from using the products (:
This is just a general introduction!
So what's so unique and special?
It's the ingredients! [Sorry for the quality, I tweak with the lighting and levels a little so the words are more intense and legible]
I am gonna be highlighting 3 of the products from the whole Celebrity Choice range  here.
Firstly, the InchLoss Shower Scrub!
Next, The InchLoss Body Cream.
Look, even Local Celebrity, Aileen, loves it! [No wonder it's celebrity choice!]
Now, the Inchloss body cream already worked wonders for many people.
Did you know that Bio Essence had a 14 day challenge in 2009?
Look at what bloggers had to say back then!
[There's even a male! And note that even with the original formula, it already enjoyed much love and worked wonders!]
So the question is, are you ready for more awesomeness?
Because Bio Essence decided to launch...
That's right, their popular Body Cream in EXTRA STRENGTH!
2 times the power!
So here's product trying time!
I couldn't take pictures when I was at the Bio Essence workshop and had to leave early too, thus missing the Zumba
Workshop as well ):
Therefore, I will show you in my very own room the guide to applying and using the products!
[Shower Scrub is generally the same steps, but remember it can cause a burning sensation and you definitely want to avoid
the scrub coming into contact with your sensitive areas]
Another thing to note is that these cream do NOT give you a heat sensation right after/ upon application.
The sensation can come AS AND WHEN, so you gotta give it time to seep into your skin and work the flabs (:
My first burn came about 5 hours after application when I was at the club so that was kinda weird ^^;;
Now, the parts I want to kill the flabs are:
Here I will be using Celebrity Choice InchLoss Body Cream EXTRA STRENGTH.
Don't be afraid to use it! If you think that just because it gives a hot sensation and it will smell spicy/ choking, you are WRONG!
The smell is really sweet and pleasant; a pleasant suprise for sure!
Squeeze a tiny tiny amount!
This is because the sensation will come AS AND WHEN, so you don't want to apply too much and then when the sensation
hits you, you realise it's too hot and you are not at a convenient place to wash off the cream/ soothe the feeling with cold
Dab on my arms~
& rub in a circular UPWARD motion.
This is because we want to create a "lifting" effect and defy the pull of gravity which sags your skin.
Flab adds onto the weight, so that's like a super sag effect!
Avoid the folds on your skin! [In this case, your arm fold]
This is because this area is very sensitive!
Moving on, tummy!
Remember, tummy is the area above belly button! [about 2 fingers]
Now for legs!
Try to do this while standing up and use both hands.
Here I have to take pictures so I can only show you a rough illustration.
Pull all the flabs! [begone begone!]
Now you are done!
With the help of Celebrity Choice to tone your body, you should probably start doing some exercise to also lose
some extra weight! [Remember, Celebrity choice promises INCHES OFF, not WEIGHT]
Some small tips:
So, stay tuned for part 2 where I will reveal my measurements, results, as well as thoughts about the products!
[Sponsored] Bio Essence - Achieve that nudy look [Part 2]
Hello, I'm back to for more!
& how the 8 in 1 multi effect bb cream did a wonderful job to my flaws?
If you haven't, go and read about it over here before you come to this entry!
Well it's time for a new member to be introduced; Bio Platinum BB Cream!
2 steps up from it's 先輩〜 10 in 1!
Ahem, it's platinum okay!
Before I treat myself, I have to remember my trusty orange!
Since it introduced me to the Bio Essence BB Cream range, I shall let it enjoy
the cream first! [No, I am not using it as guinea pig! xD]
Time to spread!
^ See how it does not lose out to the 8 in 1 multi effect BB Cream at all?
Miss orange is happier than ever!
Now using it on me~
^ Upon application on my hand, I felt an obvious difference in the viscosity
between the bio platinum bb cream and the 8 in 1 multi effect bb cream. It is
not as runny as the latter, which I liked better.
Now before you jump into conclusion that it is "thick" and all, fret not because
upon application, apart from the nice scent on my face, my face does not feel
heavy or weighed down by the bb cream!
Just the bb cream along was good enough! No use concealer needed!
^ Again, notice the greyish tint?
Not to worry because in less than 30 minutes, the bb cream blended perfectly
into my skin tone just like any other good bb cream does!
I applied it and stayed home for a day [I am sick so I didn't go out~ T.T] to
test the oil control and I'm pleased to say it did not fail me, just like the multi
effect 8 in 1 bb cream (: By evening shower time, my face was still shine free.
[That's about 6 hours!]
So go on and trade your foundation for bb cream!
[It's about time too!]
You will be reducing the time you take to do that make up regime and change
the minutes for more beauty sleep!
[Sleep is so essential for good skin! (which is why I don't have good skin;
because I have insomnia T.T)]
I'm sure you are waiting for me to say this; grab free samples!
This is like the only time I'm useful eh T.T
Try it to believe it!
Love it and get your Bio Essence Bio Platinum BB Cream today!
Available in all leading cosmetic hours, super and hypermarts (Carrefour, giant,
NTUC), BHG, Watsons, Guardian, Robinsons, John Little and OG!
& if you love it, do refer it to your friends and get rewarded!
I will be reviewing their aqua bb cream on a personal basis.
[Sponsored] Bio Essence - Achieve that nudy look! [Part 1]
Hello my lovely readers!
Today, I will be reviewing my favourite type of makeup product.
I was absolutely thrilled to be selected for this review!
Because I believe my love for BB cream is well known xD
I don't really like to use foundation because it is often too thick to my liking
and I get blending issues.
Powder foundation/ 2way cake cause me some problems too [remember my 2
huge zits too T.T]
So at the end of the day, I find myself turning back to BB Cream again!
It's gotta be the best makeup creation ever!
BB Cream originated from Germany, prescribed by Dermatologist for people
who undergone laser skin treatment to sooth their redness and sensitive
Are bb creams makeup?
Well, it belongs to both makeup and skincare due to its whitening, reducing
wrinkles & fine lines, moisturizing, sun protection properties all while providing
a good coverage for flaws on our skin!
Courtesy of Bio Essence & TheSample Store, I received yet another of their
I was expecting to see the products lying inside but instead...
I found my Dream Getaway enclosed?
How did they know what my dream getaway place is?
I don't believe it!
ミキちゃん kindly brought it over to me.
& キキちゃん busybodily opened it.
and my my, it really is my Dream getaway place; Korea!
マキちゃん brought it over to me~
I'm going to Korea!
Thank you Bio Essence~ Thank you thank you so much!
I wanna bring my mimi with me, and I wanna buy lotsa makeup there and
^ See below for more details.
*insert my heart breaking sound here*
Bio Essence Super Star Blogger Challenge?
I still do have a chance to go there!
It's 6 days 4 Night trip~
Oh my, I can do so many things there!
Like eating and shopping and eating and shopping and eating and -
Okay, you get the point.
Not to forget sightseeing too, of course.
While I drift into my "if I win the contest and go to Korea I will xxx" thought,
Look at what the sneaky ones are doing!
Nicely packed for me!
キキちゃん: Can I have this?
Hmm? Give it to me.
Upon closer inspection~
Well, okay... I love helping people (or fruits)
Now where are my products... move away sneaky little ones! *sweeps*
Generously gave me 3 full size products!
Little monsters aiming for 1 bb cream each.
Now where's the one the orange needed me to help it with...
Look at all the ingredients packed in the bb cream!
One can expect these benefits for your skin with the awesome ingredient lineup!
8 benefits in 1!
Wow, the orange sure knows how to pick!
Packed in pretty purple
Here we go~
Squeeze some of the Bio Multi-Effect BB Cream onto my hand.
& here we go~
Spreading it well~
Wow! Look at the awesome coverage!
Happy orange anyone?
No wonder the cream made it onto a top beauty hong Kong magazine!
It's the editor's pick for being the bb cream with best coverage!
Well, after making it happy, I shall make myself happy; my turn!
Squeezing it onto my hand before applying it onto my face~
The texture of this is slightly more runny compared to the other bb creams I
have used. At first, I thought that being so runny, it might not give a good
coverage, but I was pleasantly suprised with the outcome!
they even teach show you the steps to do in such cute illustrations!
They remembered to include the neck; a place where many girls omit!
See how well it concealed my flaws:
Uneven skin - eliminated!
Pimple - Concealed!
Redness - No more!
Dull skin - Brightened up!
Notice the greyish tint?
Don't worry! The BB Cream will blend into your skin in no time that by the time
I'm done with doing my eyes, I'm ready to party!
The bb cream feels very light on my face, does not make my cake feel cakey,
a light scent upon application [I'm okay with the scent as it is not bad smelling
or anything like that], great oil control [until the club closed, my face was still
shine free] and my skin feels moisturized all the way [not a dry moment!]
I am not the only one that think this way!
Popular blogger/ model Beatrice [for love, bonito] also uses this product!
Look at the difference it made on her!
Her bare skin:
With bb cream:
See how the bb cream gives a brighter skin complexion and a more complete
coverage compared to using makeup?
Here's the best part!
You can purchase this awesome product at just $28(30g)!
Where, you say?
Well, it is available at Watsons, Robinsons, OG, NTUC, Giant, Carrefour, BHG,
John Little, C K Department Store, Guardian and other leading cosmetic houses!
Think about it, 8 benefits in 1 tube, what more can you ask for? It's such a
Whatcha waiting for?
Go for Bio Essence BB Cream today!
Another post for their new Bio Platinum BB Cream will be up soon!
Look out for it and redeem your FREE samples!
Yes, you read it right.
It's 10 in 1 this time!
Keep your eyes peeled for part 2^^