Apr 24, 2015

[Review] Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream


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Recently, I received a package from Natta Cosme and it was for the review campaign I was selected for! Spot the cute envelop :) Besides the product, I also received a vintage hair bow and a powder puff!

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Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF40 PA+++ (40ml)

When I first received the product, I was asking myself what is a blemish cream? I thought it was a tinted cream that helps to combat spots. After reading further on the product description, I finally realize that it is a BB cream! It is made in Korea and approved by the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KDFA) for its 3 functions certification which is mainly:

1. For Intensive Sun Block
2. Blemish Balm
3. Whitening/ Wrinkle Care/ Sebum Control

The product also does not contain paraben, is alcohol-free and cruelty-free (no animal testing).

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The blemish balm is a light brown/beige colour which gives the skin whitening and wrinkle improvement effect while retaining the natural skin tone! It contains sodium hyaluronate which is the sodium salt of the widely known hyaluronic acid. As the particles of sodium hyaluronate is smaller than hyaluronic acid, it helps to keep the skin moist and supple, making the skin look younger.

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[Direction of usage] Apply after basic skincare routine. Blend evenly with fingertips and gently pat into skin.

Sometimes, I apply it using my fingertips but most of the time, I use the Cerro Queen Natural Emulsion Powder Puff to apply the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream instead of using my fingers as it is easier to blend the cream onto my skin evenly using the sponge.

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Before & After

What I really like about this product is that it gives a natural dewy finish without the grey undertone that most BB cream does. It also brightens up my skin which makes me look more lively instead of a zombie. Hehe...

However, it has very light coverage which you'll need to apply more layers if you'd like the coverage to be better. When my skin has no breakouts, I would go for the blemish cream without any concealers which is sufficient. But if I had breakouts at my chin or any other areas of the face, I would apply additional concealer to hide my pimples.

My mom even complimented me and said that the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream looks really natural on me! Additionally, I would brush a layer of powder to keep my T-zone from being too shiny as I have combination skin.

Another thing to take note is that the product will tend to spill out a little if you put it down without closing the cap which is what happened to me. Always remember to close the cap after squeezing out the appropriate amount on the back of your hands or put it in a vertical position!

For more information, check out Natta Cosme's:
Website | Facebook

Apr 5, 2015

Pimp My Chu Lip Workshop @ KARE Cafe


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Work has been hectic for the past few months, but I am glad that I was able to attend the 'Pimp My Chu Lip' workshop organized by The Butterfly Project and Mentholatum. Held at KARE Cafe in One Utama, the cafe was filled with cute display of customized Chu Lips!

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Take a look at these amazing drawings! So talented!

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Mentholatum is taking the Chu Lip lip balm to the next level by getting Chu Lip fans to pimp up their Chu Lip lip balm and personalizing it! 

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"The Chu Lip lip balm has a distinctive design and attractive colours which makes it desirable and extremely fun. There is so much you can do with the Chu Lip lip balm apart from caring for your lips. Let your creativity run wild when you pimp up your Chu Lip lip balm. Call it Mr Man by attaching a mustache or turn it into a pink belly dancer with accessories and bling" said Ms Elaine, from Mentholatum.

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Us bloggers were given a table full of materials for us to pimp up and personalized our Chu Lip lip balm. There were colourful marker pens, washi tapes, ribbons, blings and many more for our selection! All we had to do was be creative!

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Bloggers hard at work! We had one and a half hours to complete our artwork and prepare it for judging. The top 3 winners got to walk away with Baby G watches! Of course, my design was really weird and the rest of the bloggers one were really creative!

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Stay tuned for my Chu Lipreview soon!

For more information, visit Chu Lip's:
Website | Facebook

Mar 8, 2015

24/7 silky soft skin with NIVEA!


Does your skin feel tight and itchy sometimes? This is a sign that the skin is dehydrated and you will have to moisturize your skin. However for me, I dislike putting on body lotion as it takes super long to absorb and it has a tendency to leave my skin feeling sticky. Therefore, I skip body lotion almost everyday except when my skin feels scaly where I have no choice but to apply it. I have a love-hate relationship with body lotions.

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According to research, 70% of Malaysian women do not apply body lotion everyday! As a global skin care brand that thrives for driving innovation, NIVEA now has made body care easier for everyone!

NIVEA has discovered a unique water-activated formula that works on wet skin. When the skin's wet, it would be the best time to moisturize because the nourishment absorbs easily through open pores to fully moisturize and repair dry skin. This product is called NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner, the 1st rinse-off body lotion that helps women keep their skin moisturize!

Thanks to NIVEA, I received a whole bunch of goodies for myself, as well as to give it to my friends to try out the products!

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NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner is a convenient new way to moisturize skin while in the shower. After cleansing your body with shower gel, rinse it off and apply the skin conditioner, and then rinse off again. There are different variants of the NIVEA In-shower Skin Conditioner specially formulated for different types of skin!

NIVEA In-Shower Intensive Skin Conditioner
Specially formulated for dry skin, the formula contains rich nourishing almond oil to leave the skin feeling noticeably softer and smoother.

NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner
If you have dull skin, this is the variant for you! It is enriched with 50x Vitamin C from Camu-camu, which is known for its natural antioxidants and skin lightening properties. It retails at RM18.90 (250ml) and RM24.90 (400ml).

NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner
For those with normal skin and want added moisture, this variant is enriched with Sea Minerals to leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated. It retails at RM16.90 (250ml) and RM22.90 (400ml).

NIVEA In-Shower Smooth Milk Skin Conditioner
Enriched with shea butter, it is specially formulated to nourish dry skin. The result is an irresitably smooth skin feeling without any stickiness or waiting around.


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If you don't fancy the In-Shower Skin Conditioner, you can always stick back to traditional body lotion or body milk by NIVEA!

NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk
Suitable for people with dry to very dry skin, it claims to give dry skin visible moisture within 7 days. Enriched with highly concentrated Vitamin E, the new non-sticky formula repairs dry, rough & cracked skin. Together with Grape Seed & Avocado Oils, it provides effective and natural care for softer and smoother skin.

NIVEA Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Body Milk
Comes with SPF15 for sun protection, it is for people with skin who look dull, dark and dehydrated. It is formulated with 50x Vitamin C nutrient formula from natural Camu Camu that help to protect the skin and repairs 10 sign of dull & sun-damanged skin. Suitable for all skin types.

NIVEA Express Hydration Body Lotion
Suitable for people with normal to dry skin, this ultra light formula absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves it soft and supple immediately. It also has a unique formula with Sea Mineral and Hydra IQ to supply moisture all day long!

As my mum is a big fan of body lotions, I let her try the products!
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NIVEA Pure & Natural Body Lotion
Formulated with valuable Argan Oil to intensive moisturize the skin to leave it smooth and beautiful all day long. It acts as a powerful moisturizer and supports the natural skin balance providing a light, fresh scent. This product has NO parabens, silicones, colorants or mineral oil. It contains 95% natural origin.

NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25 PA++
Extra light and non-sticky serum formula that absorbs quickly into the skin that provides UVA & UVB protection against sun damage and pre-mature skin ageing. With 100x concentrated Vitamin E and Grape Seed Extract, it repairs dry skin in the moist efficient and natural way.

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NIVEA Q10 Plus Age Defying Hand Cream
Smoothing hand cream with Coenzyme Q10 visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with regular use. It also helps to prevent first signs of skin aging. The UVA/UVB-filters help to prevent sun induced age spots from developing. Suitable for people with dry hands.

NIVEA Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream
Rich hand cream with Macadamia nut oil that strengthens the skin's protection barrier whilst keeping the hands and cuticles smooth and soft. It keeps the hand moisturized all day long with its Hydra IQ formula. Suitable for people with dry hands.

My mom love to use hand cream especially after dishwashing to keep her hands moisturized and soft! Occasionally, my dad will use it too as he has dry hands.

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In conjunction with International Women's Day! I am giving away some products for my readers. 10 lucky winners will stand a change to walk away with ONE product of their choice. All you have to do is:
3. Follow Strings of Memories via Google Friend Connect.
3. Comment below with your name, email, which product you would like to win and why.
*Winners will be contacted by 31st March 2015.

Below are the list of product that I am giving away! Choose only ONE! :)
  • NIVEA In-Shower Intensive Skin Conditioner (400ml)
  • NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner (400ml)
  • NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (400ml)
  • NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk (400ml)
  • NIVEA Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Body Milk (350ml)
  • NIVEA Express Hydration Body Lotion (400ml)
  • NIVEA Pure & Natural Body Lotion (400ml)
  • NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25PA++ (350ml)
  • NIVEA Q10 Plus Age Defying Hand Cream (100ml)
  • NIVEA Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream (100ml)
p.s: There is also a giveaway on my Instagram (@lichuen) where you can win NIVEA products also! :)

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