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UV Aqua White Skincare Review – Total Miracle Aqua Gel, CC Cream, Eye Essence

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These days it’s all about radiant, juicy skin that glows from within, and we want to achieve that with skincare that is paraben-free and vegan-friendly! :)

The UV Aqua White Skincare range introduces 11 products specially formulated for specific skincare needs.

 

Want WHITENING? Yup, there’s something for you.

Want HYDRATION? All of them have hydrating factors.

Want TREATMENT for dark spots and pigmentation? Also have!!

Want ANTI-AGING? Yes for illumination + tightening + elasticity!

 

UV Aqua White Skincare products are formulated with power-packed ingredients to provide 5 skin benefits in one range, making it stand out from other skincare ranges.

 

Whiten | Hydrate | Illuminate | Tighten | Elasticity

W       .        H        .        I        .        T        .        E

 

The W.H.I.T.E Complex is UV Aqua White’s exquisite blend of botanical & actives ingredients specially selected for each product. This allows one to enjoy 5 skin benefits in one range instead of only 1 skin benefit in a range.

For busy professionals, UV Aqua White Skincare Starter range provides straightforward and simple skincare steps targeted for different skincare concerns.

My first 100 readers will receive a UV Aqua White Skincare trial kit! 😀 You WILL WANT to try out the CC Cream! (Full 30ml, Trial 10ml. Super generous!)

More details about the giveaway below!

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Top 3 Favorite UV Aqua White Products

1. Total Miracle Aqua Gel

In this extensive UV Aqua White range, there’s a ‘Moisturiser’, which really is more suitable for Normal, Combination, and Dry skin types. I found it TOO RICH for my super oily skin. OF COURSE LA! I was using the wrong product for my skin type! Lol!

When I (finally) read the brochure, I discovered that the Total Miracle Aqua Gel is recommended for oily skin. How silly of me! I like how the Total Miracle Aqua Gel feels light and hydrating on my oily skin.

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I would use this after cleansing, before Eye Essence, and before all makeup.

 

Should You Use A Moisturizer If You Have Oily Skin?

6_With Wand_120 Bun Bun says: Don’t think that oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized. Skin always needs to be moisturized, ESPECIALLY oily skin!

People who have oily skin have over-active oil glands. Many people think that cleansing is the only answer to removing excess oil from the face, but over cleansing will in fact strip the skin of moisture. The skin, feeling dry and deprived of oil, will in natural defence produce MORE OIL. It’s a vicious cycle!

So YES, OILY SKIN NEEDS TO BE MOISTURIZED TOO!

 

Moisturizers in cream form can feel too rich for oily skin, so I prefer those in gel form as they tend to be lighter in texture and absorb faster. The Total Miracle Aqua Gel is one of the lightest yet most hydrating moisturizer I’ve used. :)

 

2. UV Aqua White CC Cream SPF 30 PA++

Definitely one of my favorite makeup bases! You can probably tell from the pictures that it looks deflated LOL. That’s because I’ve been using it so often!

The UV Aqua White CC Cream is CLEO’s Beauty Hall of Fame Award 2014 winner for “Best CC Cream under $30“.

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See how it blends SEAMLESSLY into my skin! If you take a closer look, the UV Aqua White CC Cream managed to cover my blue veins and redness on the skin as seen in the top left image of the collage. The white pigment brightens and the beige pigment corrects to give a more even toned complexion.

There are no complicated shades, because the smart micro-color capsules self-adjust to match your skin tone!

I like that despite it being so lightweight on the skin, this CC cream lasts a pretty long time! Some foundations can’t even compare.

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Ginza Calla Review – Unlimited Sessions Of Premium Quality IPL Hair Removal

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Erm, no, this is not a post about the token of love Mr Mode put on my finger. HAHA! (I wrote about that in this post)

But do you know why the diamond looks so much more pronounced now? It’s all thanks to Ginza Calla IPL Hair Removal that there are no more distracting, unsightly hairs on my fingers! Woohoooo!!

Before I show you a ‘before’ picture of my fingers, here’s a happy picture of me!

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Okie, now here’s the ugly picture of my previously hairy fingers.

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Yes, go ahead and do a comparison by scrolling up and down. I swear no Photoshop techniques were administered to the first photo to make the difference more apparent. My fingers really did look smoother and more radiant after having the hairs on my fingers removed!

I’ve always looked at the hairs on my fingers with distaste, because even though they look hideous, I didn’t know nor dare to do anything about it. When I was 14 and held a razor in my hand for the first time with the intention to shave my underarm, I decided to ‘test’ it out on my finger.

I SHAVED MY SKIN OFF.

There was so much blood everywhere it could have fed an army of vampire ants for years.

It was only at Ginza Calla Japanese IPL Hair Removal Specialist Store that I discovered there was a PAIN-FREE method to remove hair from ANY part of your body.

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One Month To Our Vintage Garden Wedding!

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We are LESS THAN ONE MONTH away from the wedding! SAY WHATTT!!!! *panic mode*

We started planning sooooo early (1 year ago) that we actually lost a bit of steam along the way HAHA, and only really got on track about 3 months before. So actually, planning a wedding in three months is pretty do-able!

That is, if you’re really not that fussy and prefer a run-of-the-mill wedding.

Not that I have anything against one of those. In fact, if he had a choice, Mr Mode would prefer to just have our names signed on construction paper, presented to HDB for recognition of a lawful marriage, and call it a day.

But I would probably most likely definitely berate him for the rest of our lives for not giving me my dream wedding. So this wedding is really for him, to spare him the agony of my nagging. BAHAHA!

I don’t want a cookie-cutter wedding, which explains why I took great effort into ensuring all my wedding sponsors are one of the best in town. 😀

Wedding Decorator – Rosette Designs

One year ago, while researching on wedding decorators in Singapore, I came across Rosette Designs. The photo gallery containing collages of their works left a deep impression but I left it as that as it was too early to plan anything and we didn’t even have our wedding date finalized yet!

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One year later, after researching on plenty of wedding decorators, I went back to Rosette. Haha! If you take a look at their gallery, you will know what I mean. :)

After meeting Hellen, principal designer of Rosette, a couple of times and conveying the theme I have in mind, Hellen put together a mood board. I’m SOOOOO looking forward to our wedding day deco!

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I think it’s very important to set the color theme right. Even if you don’t have a strong theme eg. vintage/glamorous/colorful/rustic, at least have a color theme so everything looks more cohesive.

Choosing the color theme was quite fun for me coz I like to mix and match textures and colors. But don’t worry if you have no idea coz Hellen will be there to guide you!

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Wedding Photographer – Confetti Peektures

I wanted a photographer who could understand and bring out the beauty of our wedding theme. It sure wasn’t easy finding one.

Actual Day Photography

‘Vintage garden wedding’ doesn’t really explain in full how I envision the wedding theme to be. It’s more than that. We are holding it at a vintage venue, but we don’t want an overkill of all things old and granny. We want it to be romantic, but with a bit of fun, a pop of color, and in accordance to our personalities, a more light-hearted and fun vibe! The photos must reflect these!

I found in Confetti Peektures the perfect photographer – Angie! When we met to understand my concept and discuss what Angie can propose, I was over the moon that she could get what I want. She has way more photos in her iPad so I would recommend meeting up with her for a discussion.

I love that Angie captures emotions very well (you can take a look at her gallery). Some couples like photographers who take glorious scenery but I prefer those who focus on emotions and expressions coz they’re the hardest to capture and the most precious.

Casual Pre-wedding Photoshoot

Mode and I met in secondary school and we wanted to eternalize this memory with pictures. So today we went back to school for a casual pre-wedding photoshoot, to re-create childhood memories. HAHA! It was a little nerve-wrecking to write an email to the school to ask for permission. Thank goodness they were very nice and granted us that.

We got our uniforms re-produced to the way they looked back in 1999 and found old-school white shoes and socks too.

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