ASIENCE Moisture Rich

My hair has been pretty damaged for the longest time, ever since I went through 2 rounds of bleaching to get it to reach blonde the texture of my hair was never the same again. My hair ends are always dry and constantly looking frizzy if I do not apply tons of hair serum to it. I couldn’t even let my hair air dry naturally because it would look too disheveled. So I had to always blow dry it straight with my hair dryer which isn’t the best thing to do, applying heat onto already damaged hair.

Aside from trimming my hair ends regularly, there was pretty much nothing I could do to improve the condition of my hair, until I received the new ASIENCE Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner.


ASIENCE’s improved formulation contains moisture retaining ingredients that penetrates into the hair core to plump up hollowed hair shaft found in dry, damaged hair with the help of ASIENCE’s proprietary Hair Beautifying Technology.

The end result? 

Hair that is repaired and moisturised, restoring shine and suppleness from within.


I really love the new packaging too!

The gold all over makes it look pretty luxurious and the burst of colors makes my bathroom look so much brighter and it just lifts up my mood whenever I shower.



The key feature of is the All-Day Hydration and Shine with 24 hours moisture lock.

After switching my hair routine to using the new ASIENCE shampoo and conditioner, my hair became smoother and more manageable. I no longer have frizzy hair ends and I find less hair breakage too! My room floor used to be filled with tiny stands of hair that was broken whenever I comb through it but now, it has lessen but quite a bit.

Even after being out the entire day, going to work and heading out after, my hair still looks and feels the same as when I first stepped out of my home. 
  

Feel it yourself!!

You can too experience this hair transformation by redeeming a sample of the new ASIENCE Moisture Rich shampoo & conditioner here: 


Having a healthy and shiny head of hair is very vital for one’s appearance, so do remember to treat it with the best products, and you’ll definitely not be disappointed after trying out the all new ASIENCE Moisture rich range. There’s also the volume rich variant which you can try out too!

If you wish to find out more on the ASIENCE Moisture Rich range, you can visit their website here: www.kao.com/sg/asience/


Olay Regenerist Miracel Duo

After blowing out the 25 candles on my birthday cake, I dread each following birthday because that means I’m growing older and getting closer to my 30s! *Gasps* How did time fly by so fast? 

I’m turning 29 this year, which means, I’m hanging on to my twenties on a thin thread. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is worried sick about growing old because many of my female friends out there would groan and moan whenever we talk about the physical changes we experience as we age. It is inevitable that everyone ages but I guess everyone would like to slow down the process as much as we can and age as gracefully as we can too. 

I’ve noticed myself trying to get on a healthier lifestyle as I grow older because I’m more aware of the benefits it can do for my body, physically and emotionally. 

Here are some personal tips I would like to share with you on how I try to keep a balanced and healthy lifestyle:

- Stay hydrated
This is a no-brainer and I can’t stress enough the importance of drinking at least 2L of water a day.

- Get at least 6-7 hours of sleep a day
This is something that I’m still working hard on but having sufficient rest is really improves my skin condition.

- Exfoliate at 1-2x a week
I always look forward to this because I just like the idea that I’m removing dead skin cells off my face and it prevents clogging of pores and formation of pimples.

- Sunscreen, always.
 I also learned to never step out of the house sans sunscreen! Harmful UV rays are one of the biggest culprits for skin aging so, remember to always have your sunscreen on.

- Proper skincare routine every morning and night
Ever since I was in my early twenties, I already started using skincare products religiously and now that I’m older, I’m even more strict with what I put on my face and there’ll never be a day I would go to bed without my moisturizer on.

- Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo 
I’ve been trying out these 2 new products from Olay for 3 weeks now and I noticed my skin “transforming” before my eyes. My skin felt firmer and there were less visible fine laugh lines under my eyes, which usually require cosmetic procedures like fillers injections to plump up the skin. I was really impressed that a pocket-friendly product was able to make such a difference to my skin as Olay Regenerist works from within to plump the surface cells for a visible effect.  


The Olay Miracle Duo - Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturiser is a powerful anti-aging pair when used together every morning and night. These two items are what’s in my weekend sleepover bag whenever I go over to my fiance’s place to spend the night.


After cleansing my face, I’ll run a cotton pad that’s drenched with toner over my face before applying the Olay Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence.

This pre-essence is designed to boost the penetration of anti-aging actives of the moisturizer and also boosting cell renewal which makes achieving a youthful looking skin that much easier. From the very first drop, it promises firming of skin and reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. A breakthrough in skin cell renewal, I would say!

The pre-essence is very lightweight and it gets absorbed into the skin within seconds which means I can move on to my next step (moisturizer) really quickly and that’s a huge plus for every busy working adult, like me.

I love the unique auto-dropper packaging because with just 1 click, it ensures that the right amount of pre-essence is delivered for every application I need. 


The next step in my skincare routine would be to apply a moisturizer, and I’m using the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream after the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence.

Even though the moisturizer is in a cream form, it does not feel heavy on my skin at all. It is very hydrating and is able to keep my face feeling moisturized throughout the day. The Micro-sculpting cream helps to renew skin’s surface layers for smooth texture and refined pores. It also gently exfoliates the skin which helps minimize clogged pores and prevent blemishes or pimples. It has visibly benefitted me by plumping and firming my skin because I find my under eye area having lesser fine lines.  

The Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream also works great under makeup because when my skin is hydrated and supple, my makeup product just glides on so smoothly onto my skin.


Another tip to share, don’t forget to apply your moisturizers onto your neck too! Someone once told me that a lady’s age is most easily revealed by the skin condition of her neck and fingers, so remember to not neglect your neck.


The powerful combination of Miracle Boost Pre-essence and Olay’s most advanced Micro-sculpting Cream work together to boost renewal of surface cells and provide 2x more anti-aging active penetration into skin. 

And the result?

A stunning, youthful skin that is proven to look 10 years younger.
It is no wonder they are called the Miracle Duo!


It is never too early to start on anti-aging skincare, it is always better to start ahead while you can and not when it is too late. 
So if you are in your twenties do try out Miracle Duo out and see the wonders it can do.

You can now buy them in Watsons and Guardian stores from 1st November 2016! Or buy it online at Lazada (link given below). For November, there is a 30% discount for Micro-sculpting Cream if you buy on Lazada!


#OlaySingapore #BestBeautiful #MiracleDuo

Bind n Block 2


I’m so happy to be sharing with you guys on this little secret partner of mine – Bind&Block FAT “blocker”. 

I started taking this product from the start of this year, during Chinese New Year period, I wrote a blogpost on it in March, you can read it here – www.lianmeiting.blogspot.com/2016/03/bind-and-block-away-calories.html


And I’ve been taking the Bind&Block FAT whenever I’m on a vacation or when I have dinners/parties where I know I will be eating too much. I remembered heading down to 2-3 different Guardian stores before I got my hands on 2 boxes of the Bind&Block FAT (IT WAS SOLD OUT FOR THE LONGEST TIME) which I was going to bring with me to Japan for my holiday in May. Because I knew I would be feasting on all the delicious food in Japan and who wants to control their food intake when they are on a holiday right? 

So with Bind&Block FAT, I could just eat without feeling guilty or worrying about the extra pounds I will be putting on. Cause seriously, there’s just too much food temptation out there.. here’s just some of the things I crave for all the time.


Desserts when my sweet tooth acts up.


Trying out new restaurants and home cooked meals which I can never resist or stop myself from having more than 1 serving.


Yes, that’s a bowl of rice + noodles. I can eat A LOT.


& yes, little treats to snack on every now and then.

So, with my wedding coming up, how is this bride here supposed to be slim and looking here best on her wedding day?


I always have at least 3 sachets of Bind&Block FAT with me and as much as I try to eat healthier 2 months before my wedding, there will definitely be times where I’m out with my fiancé or friends and we just go to restaurants & order way too much for me to say “guys, please order lesser as I can’t eat cause I’m on a diet.”. 

So whenever I know that I’m going to be eating a little more than I should or the food I’m going to consume is going to be very oily/fatty, I will always take a sachet of Bind&Block FAT 30 minutes before the meal.


I love how these sachets are so tiny and convenient to carry. As mentioned, I will always have 3 of it in my bag with me cause I will never know when I need to take them.


Recommended: take it 30 minutes before your meal!


It is really easy to consume too, just tear off the end of the sachet and pour the content into your mouth. Yes, it is just a small teaspoon worth of powder and you just wash it all down with 2-3 gulps of water.
& the flavor of the powder is mango-peach, so it is very easy for our tastebuds. 

Then, just wait 30 minutes for the magic to happen in your stomach before you can consume all the food you want without having to worry about the calories! 
*Just make sure you don’t take more than 3 sachets a day and drink enough water, 6-8 glasses, for best result!*


So how does this amazing Bind&Block FAT work? 
I shared it before in my previous blogpost but I will recap the wonders of Bind & Block Fat again for you guys.

Read more about on Bind&Block FAT website.

Formulated with Chitosan, Psyllium seed and FOS, Bind&Block FAT blocks out the fat content from your indulgence so that your body does not routinely absorbs extra fats. So where will the fat go? Chitosan has the ability to bind the fat from your food and is passed through your digestive system where it gets excreted without being absorbed by your body.
In additional, Psyllium Seed, a kindly dietary fibre, helps to ease constipation and expands when comes into contact with water in the human stomach. This keeps you full longer, preventing overeating.


It was once Out Of Stock for awhile so now that they’re all stocked up, do remember to grab them as fast as you can!

It is retailing at S$49.00 (Promotion price $42)
Pack size: 30 sachets

Now you can purchase conveniently at http://www.borschmed.com/category/Weight-Management 

Sign up for online membership to receive $10 Reward$ (no minimum spending) and enjoy 5% reward$ for purchases!

Available at leading pharmacies, and selected departmental stores.


You will definitely need this for the upcoming festive season like Christmas and Year-end parties!
This has been my little secret that I carry around with me every day to maintain my weight and prevent gaining extra weight from over indulging.


Lactacyd


Do you know that in Singapore; only 5 in 10 women use a feminine wash daily? 


This may be a topic that some ladies shy from but there I’m not one of them so let me share with you my thoughts on this. 

I used to avoid using feminine washes after suffering from yeast infection a few years ago. (Do you also know that yeast infection is so common amongst ladies? Out of 5 of my friends, at least 4 have suffered from it before) I didn’t know the cause of it at time and was told by some friends that I should avoid using any products on my V. So I stopped. But that did not stop the sensitivity and after seeing a doctor, I actually found out that it was due to pH and bacteria imbalance. Yes, there are good and bad bacteria around the V zone and what you want to achieve is higher percentage of good bacteria of course.


And what we need is an acidic environment which promotes the growth of good bacteria and that will prevent infection. Lactic acid, or rather, milk acid is produced naturally by our body to protect and keep the environment friendly and well balanced. But sometimes, the pH balance of our intimate area runs amok and this is why I encourage ladies to incorporate Lactacyd feminine washes into part of their daily regime.

Why?

Because Lactacyd is carefully formulated with natural milk essences such as lactoserum and lactic acid to help maintain the pH balance of the intimate area to keep it healthy.


Some ladies only use water for cleansing which isn’t enough and there is a handful that uses their body wash! That is a big no-no! As our body wash can be extremely harsh for our V and this is why we should use specially formulated feminine care products. Just like how we have a different cleanser for our face, hair and body, we should also have one for our intimate region.

Lactacyd is the number 1 feminine hygiene brand in Singapore and worldwide and they are proud to be the intimate care partner at every stage of a woman’s life. Lactacyd products are made only from natural ingredients, lactic acid and lactoserum, which are milk based and extremely gentle and safe on all skin types. It is also clinically proven to provide delicate care as well as protection from odour and irritation with everyday cleansing.

Do sign up for a V-Royalty account by Lactacyd, as you will be able to turn your purchases of Lactacyd into V-points, which you can then accumulate to redeem Lactacyd goodies!
You can sign up for it here: (www.lactacyd.com.sg/vroyalty) and receive free samples at the site too.


There are many variants from Lactacyd and my favorite one is definitely the WHITE INTIMATE.

Sweat and excessive friction from tight clothing can darken the skin around our intimate area and I think most of us ladies are suffers of these unsightly darkened marks. I really hate those darkened marks because I’m pretty fair skinned and it just stands out so much. I do feel self-conscious at times and wish I could find ways to lighten those marks. 


I’m really glad that I now have a product that can help combat this issue!

Lactacyd WHITE INTIMATE is enriched with natural ingredients that have maximum whitening effects.


I use it twice daily, every morning & night whenever I take a bath. 
I love how extremely gentle it is and how fresh I feel after each shower.

Based on product use test on 200 Asian women in 2011, with just 2x daily usage, fairer skin was noticed in just 4 weeks! 


I also love carrying a packet of the All-Day Care wipes in my bag whenever I’m out for the entire day. 
It keeps me feeling really clean and fresh on the go! 
This is also one of my essential travel items.


There are also other variants to cater for different needs and let me share them with you. 

o Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene is the most basic variant that is safe to use during menstruation or pregnancy.

o Lactacyd All-Day Fresh is specially formulated with extra herbal essences for a longer lasting protection.

o Lactacyd Revitalize has firming benefits that is specially formulated with Vitamin C and Collagen to help skin suppleness.

o Lactacyd Soft & Silky has 10% extra milk moisture to help keep skin around the V smoother. Especially after shaving/waxing (grooming).

o Lactacyd Cool & Fresh with its menthol essences to keep your V feeling cool after a workout.



So ladies, if you are guilty of not using the right products for your V, start now by getting a free sample!

You can sign up for a V-Royalty account here: (www.lactacyd.com.sg/vroyalty
By signing up to be a V-Royalty you can turn your purchases into V-Points to redeem Lactacyd rewards & goodies! You can redeem your free sample at the site too!

Your delicate area will thank you for incorporating this healthy regime into your daily body care.


Bridestory - The 1 app all brides will need!

Hey girls, here’s a little update on my wedding planning.

I’m right down to the last 2 months before the big day and I’m tying up all the loose ends. The wedding invitation cards were just collected but there are some things that I’ve yet to finalize though. Like my hand bouquet designs, hairstyle that I want to go with each gown and some other tiny details that I can’t even think of now but I’m sure will pop up nearer to date.


So I was really happy to know of this app – Bridestory.


It is somewhat similar to Pinterest, if you are a user of, you’ll know is an amazing place to draw inspirations from. But, Bridestory, on the other hand, is fully focused on all things bridal. 

And the one reason why I started using the Bridestory app was because it actually allows you to connect with the vendors behind those inspirations. I’ve always hated not knowing where I can get the exact same items/looks from the images that I’ve saved on my Pinterest and having to go round to source on my own. It is a really tedious and time wasting process which is now no longer an issue to me when I’m using the Bridestory app.


The Bridestory available for all iPhone and Android users and best of all, it is free for download!



& so user-friendly!

Let me share with you some of the main functions of the app.

I love how I am able to find the most suitable vendors by using the filter search, which I can choose based on category, budget, country, etc.


The above are the many categories which you can pick to look into, if you would like to be more specific and go through each category one at a time.

Or you can also actually select multiple categories to browse at one time..


These were the categories that I needed more inspirations on so I wanted to look through all of them at the same time. 

& after selecting the categories, you’ll be able to browse through and save your inspirations like this..


Browsing inspirations..


Checking out the vendors, and I spotted Choo Yilin, which I’m a huge fan of and are going to wear some of their pieces on my wedding day.


I really like this simple up do, definitely adding it to my moodboard!


I also came across my wedding florist – Flowerstory! Haha, yes, that’s me & my fiancé in the above picture.

Let me share with you how your page will look like after adding all the inspiration pictures to your moodboard.


So this is my Profile page, where I have created my own categories for my mood board for all the inspiration pictures that I’ve saved. This way, I can always refer to this page for easily whenever I need help in deciding what flowers color themes I should have, what hairstyles to go with that particular gown or how my dessert corner should look like.


I was also able to just search by the vendors for each category, for instance, in the above picture, I was looking for decorations and a long list of wedding vendors who specializes in decorations were there for me to pick from. & I saw another wedding vendor that I’m also working with – Midnight Sparks! They will be helping me set up the lightings on the stage. 


After spending several days being totally absorbed in the bridestory app and adding so many inspiration pictures to my mood board, I can now have a better picture on how my wedding would be like! & I think it is going to be a really simple and beautiful wedding, if I may say so myself. Haha.


Another section that I like looking on the app is their Real Weddings and Blog page.
I just really enjoy reading about other couple’s wedding’s experience and seeing how their entire wedding turn out. Each and every wedding is so special and I feel so happy for the couples even though I don’t personally know them. It also helped me be more prepared for what to expect on my actual day.


So brides to be, go on and download the Bridestory app (www.bridestory.com/app) because it WILL be your life savior when you are doing all the wedding planning.

You can also visit their website at - www.bridestory.com.sg.

All the best and good luck! 

Xoxo.