Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle,
But put me in summer and I’ll be a, happy snowman!”
Woohoo! It’s summer, which means a lot of bikinis, poolside posing and sun-kissed bodies!
But wait, for some of us, an unfortunate few, it can also mean melting makeup, flabby thighs and flaky skin. Eek!
Just when I thought my world was crumbling down, Blackbox released a new ‘500 Days of Summer’ edition that promises to help you get all your beauty ducks in a row.
From a full-sized body sculpting lotion, brightening moisturiser to long-wearing lip gels and healthy collagen supplements, this new box screams ‘summer makeover‘!
Trust me when I say the lip gel is long-wearing.
All your beauty solutions at a pocket-friendly price, this season is gonna be extra fab. Read on for more!
TruLife Collagen Cell Renew
Packed with a groundbreaking concentration of 15,000mg collagen in each bottle, TruLIfe Collagen Cell Renew delivers micro marine collagen peptides that absorb rapidly to repair and rebuild skin structure. Infused with a daily dose of essential vitamins, it pre-empts signs of ageing and maintains great health for a youthful glow.
TruLife Herbal System Detox
TruLife Herbal System Detox aids in digestion and lessens fats absorption after meals, helping you expel toxins so you can stay healthy and lean with less effort. It contains an effective mix of 6 active ingredients known for fast digestion and detoxification properties.
TruLife Berry EyeHealth
Berry Eyehealth nourishes the health of your eyes from within and keeps them bright and sparkling while improving your vision. Made up from high concentrations of Wolfberry and Bilberry extracts known for their restorative properties, these powerful antioxidants nourish the blood vessels feeding the eye, giving them maximum nutrients and oxygen while protecting against free radical damage.
How to use: Take 1 bottle daily. Can be taken chilled or room temperature according to preference.
Retail Size and Price: Trulife Berry EyeHealth (10x50g) $45.95, Trulife Collagen Cell Renew (10x50ml) $56.60, Trulife Hebal System Detox (10x50ml) $45.95
Where to buy: Guardian, Watsons, Robinsons, Nishino, Rakuten
A quick glance at the labels of the drinks and you’ll notice that their claims and ingredients are largely based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
We all know that TCM follows the philosophy of ‘prevention is better than cure‘ so I was really looking forward to start my summer on a healthy note with their wholesome ingredients.
One of TCM’s most popular ingredients is the Chinese Wolfberry which is regarded as one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits around. Hence, my mum and granny would always add them into our soups and drinks for our daily dose of anti-oxidants. I’m a lazy girl so I can’t see myself preparing a pot of wolfberry soup every night.
But guess what’s the chief ingredient of the TruLife Berry EyeHealth? Wolf berries of course! Yay! Now I can have my healthy intake of wolf berries while my lazy routine continues… 😛
The TruLife Collagen Cell Renew and TruLife Herbal System Detox also contains nourishing ingredients such as Marine Collagen and Camellia sinensis.
I guess I finally found my Fountain of Youth in these three bottles of goodness. Haha!
I’ve tried all three and really fancy their lingering sweet aftertaste that is perfect as a dessert after meals.
If you would like to find out more about them, visit TruLife’s website at http://www.trulife.com.sg/
Achieve skin radiant and translucent with this triple action skin moisturizer.
How to use: Apply lotion on the face and massage gently. Day and Night. Retail Size and Price: 150ml, $38.80
Where to buy: Dermabiz, OG People’s Park, John Little Plaza Singapura and Essentials Pharmacy
We all want to look good for summer, so why on earth do we only start working out on the very first day of summer each year? Well, if you’re in the 99.9% of people like lazy old me, then you’ll love these goodies.
Further proof that people are never happy with what they have, on one side of the globe we have people pursuing tanned leathery skin, and on the other side we have people pursuing porcelain white complexions.
So it’s no wonder that every new whitening formula is received with much fanfare, especially if it’s from Korea, the home of every aesthetic fantastic development of recent times.
Meet Dr+ NU:ELL Double S Lotion. The triple action formula promises moisturization, skin purification and whitening properties all in one lotion.
Containing Niacinamide (AKA Nicotinamide) a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, preparations of this active ingredient are often used in medicine to treat acne with research being done on its role in the treatment of certain skin cancers, oh and yes, it is known to have skin whitening properties when used topically.
Also containing polyglutamic acid, an effective moisturizer sourced from natto beans, and ginko biloba leaf extract to purify the skin, this lotion sure promises the goods – but does it deliver?
The lotion is exceedingly light and rapidly absorbed into the skin. With a zesty invigorating freshness, my skin definitely felt cool and ready for the summer sun.
Did the lotion live up to its triple threat promise?? Only time will tell.
An effective non greasy moisturizer, only further use will reveal whether it lives up to its skin whitening claims or not.
Want to hydrate and tone your skin without feeling sticky and clammy as you’re about to head out into the fire of the midday summer sun? Then look no further, this all in one is definitely worth a try.
For further info, consult their website at http://www.dermabiz.com.sg.
This daily toning body moisturiser works to improve the appearance of your body contours for a firmer, slimmer appearance. Ideal for use post-workout or after a hot shower. Contains unislim to help sculpt + refine body contours, cocoa butter to soften + smooth, and caffeine extract to improve skin tone + texture.
How to use: ￼Gently massage into the body with circular motions, focusing on problem areas until
￼absorbed. For best results, apply twice daily.
Retail Size and Price: 200ml, $23.90
Where to buy: http://www.nipandfab.com.sg/
With their trademark Unislim ingredient, the gel can be applied after your workouts or hot shower to further enhance your body contours and moisturize your skin.
Now let’s not get the wrong idea here, nothing is going to beat putting in hard time at the gym and killing those carbs, but if you’re really left no alternative and a beach party is imminent, sure, give this a go.
A lightly scented moisturizer, the gel is more like cream, adding a glistening quality to your skin which helps to give the appearance of a tighter more contoured body.
Retail Price: $24.90
Where to buy: ALL BHG and SaSa Outlets across Singapore
When I first read the label, I thought its effects were very similar to the Princess Pinki (shown below) where you temporarily dye your lips a nice luscious red.
The difference here is the application method.
The Princess Pinki is a colourless formula that gradually turns pink after application. The key word here is ‘colourless’ which means I could never gauge how pink the lip gel would go so I tended to apply too much. The consequence? Bright neon pink lips that look inappropriately skanky.
As for the Skinaz lip tattoo, I like that we have a range of colors to choose from and that we can see the intensity of the hue as we apply the product.
Here’s a quick demo:
My lips in the mornings are always pale so it makes a perfect canvas to try the product at this time.
There would be a lot of tugging involved later so I spread some lip balm over my lips before applying the Skinaz lip tattoo.
The lip tattoo is now completely dry.
However, I made the mistake of not applying it evenly on my lower lips so I had trouble peeling it off.
I decided to rectify it by washing the product away with water. Bad move. The result was this unsightly pink streak on my lower lip as seen below.
So there you have it – Blackbox’s 500 Days of Summer that even Tom Hansen and Summer Finn would be proud of.
This June BlackBox is now retailing at SGD29.90 (U.P. $88.35) but wait for it… wait for it…
All you have to do is quote BBXJUL10 when upon check out and you’ll be entitled to this exclusive offer.
To top it off, you will also receive a full-sized product from a random pool of beauty items for every EXCLUSIVE item purchased at BlackBox e-store.
Psst! I heard through the grapevine that these boxes are selling like hotcakes so grab them fast now at:
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