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Delve into the goodness of the amethyst with Amethystory!


Hello belles!

Do you miss me?? A million apologies for the two week hiatus as I was in Phuket shooting the next few series of Honeyz Fashion Reviews. Exciting eh? So watch out for them!

Back to today’s post – Honeyz Beauty Review.

As the title of my blog post indicates, the star of today’s post is Amethystory.

I’ve heard all the raves about Amethystory and its amazing hydrating and whitening properties from newspapers, television commercials, magazines, beauty blogs, just to name a few. So I was exhilarated when I received an email from The Sample Store for a request to review Amethystory’s products, and of course I responded with a resounding yes!

***However, please be rest assured that even though the products were sponsored, it does not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are still genuine and honest.

Well, I’m sure you notice the huge gemstone in the introductory picture. It is an Amethyst, a semi-precious gemstone that is a violet variety of the quartz often used in jewelry. This crystal is often believed to be a natural tranquilizer for dispelling intoxication, relieving stress, soothing irritation, balancing mood and inspiring the intellect.

Amethyst is well known as a natural aid for our body. It produces small, detectable magnetic field & emits beneficial far infrared radiation & negative ions that enhance circulation, promote anti-oxidation & rejuvenate skin cells, all of which are essential to help smoothen & beautify skin.

A coveted gem desired for its power to heal and rejuvenate, this purple quartz gemstone is uniquely incorporated into the latest skincare series from Amethystory which contains real amethyst granules with triple functions: Cell-rejuvenation, anti-oxidation and promotion of micro blood circulation for a healthier and more luminous skin.

So there you go! A jewel coveted by royalties in history made available to the larger population through  our daily skincare products. How good can this get???

So now you know, the main selling point of the product is that the Amethyst helps to rejuvenate, whiten..

Eh wait! Did someone say whiten?

Wheee! I think this is the answer to many Singaporean girls’ skin pigmentation woes. This is a common and harrowing problem for many of us as we’re constantly exposed to UV radiation on this VERY sunny island.

And whenever I think ‘smooth fair skin’, I think Snow White!

Look at that flawless skin!!

Urgh! I want her complexion!

Okay, I know she isn’t real. Just trying to relive that last bit of childhood fantasy.

Here’s a modern day Snow White – celebrity style icon, Vanessa Hudgens – if you need to relate.

See? Even Zac can’t resist a fair Vanessa!

(I hope I don’t sound like I’m trivializing real life romances as they are definitely more than just fairy tales.)

Alright, enough of fairy tales. Here’s reality.

The ‘snow and white’ skin is no longer unattainable because with Amethystory, you can easily achieve it!

The answer to your skin woes.
(From left to right:  Mineral Bubble Face Wash, Mineral Aqua Whitening Enhancer and Mineral Aqua Gel.)

Here’s the first step to snow white skin.

Mineral Bubble Face Wash

Bubble cleansers are all the rage in the beauty world these days. So it’s probably no surprise that Ginvera  also rode on this bandwagon with its Amethystory series.

Directions

Squirt an adequate amount of bubble cleanser on palm and slather it on your face. Then massage in circular motion.

Afterthoughts…

These days, I’m on a bubble wash kick because I heard this method of cleansing is much gentler on the skin and it gets the gunk off the face more effectively. Moreover, I’m addicted to the sight of bubbles oozing out of dispenser nozzles. So this new product definitely excites me!

However, the Amethystory’s Mineral Facial Wash’s bubbles didn’t amuse me that much as they were not as dense and fluffy as many other brands’ and the foam became watery a short while after.

The foam was pretty soft though, so I guess that made up for it.

Here’s a plus point. Alright, a few plus points actually.

It is pretty easy to rinse off and it leaves my face feeling ‘squeaky-clean’ without stripping it of natural oils. I know that because it didn’t feel tight after wash so kudos to its non-drying quality!

The cleanser has no scent.  Since my skin is pretty sensitive, I’m all for fragrance free products.

All in all, a pretty gentle and affordable facial cleanser so 3.5 Honeyz crowns!

Next, exfoliate!

Mineral Aqua Gel
Directions

Pump an adequate amount on skin and gently massage in circular motion. 
And you should be able to see white flakes as shown below. (According to Ginvera, these are dead skin cells.)

Afterthoughts…


Well, I’m slightly skeptical about the dead skin cells part claimed by Ginvera. I have a hunch that it’s just chemistry working its magic. I may probably try it on other surfaces like walls or mirrors soon. To give it some credit, I did see facial hairs attached to the white flakes.

I like that I can also use it on other areas of my body too, besides the face. (A Honeyz girl has to be more than just a pretty face!  :P)

I expected the formula to be thicker and was shocked to see that it oozes out like water. This means I’ll have to swiftly apply it to my face before it drips off my hands everytime I use it. Not a huge fan of that.

I like the texture of this exfoliator as compared to normal scrubs with beads. It feels gentler on the skin. Even though the process of rinsing off the liquid and flakes was quite a chore, the after-scrub feeling was great. The skin felt really clean, and it did not leave the tight feeling. In addition, my skin felt really smooth and refreshed!

All in all, I think this exfoliator transcends many others in the market with its quality and affordability.

So 4 Honeyz crowns!

Finally, finish off your snow white regime with Amethystory’s whitening enhancer!

Mineral Aqua Whitening Enhancer 

Directions

After cleansing, pour an adequate amount onto your palm and gently pat onto face.

Remember! It’s a skin sin to rub facial products onto face as that might create fine lines.

Here’s a suggested routine for patting Amethystory’s whitening enhancer onto face.

Pat on both sides of cheeks.
Then the forehead and chin area.

Followed by the nose bridge.

Afterthoughts

To be honest, I did not have high expectations of this product as the previous two disappointed me in one way or another.

Lo and behold! It turned out to be a great hydrating agent. Even though the nature of my skin is oily, it still feels rather dry and tight after each facial wash. Upon applying the enhancer, my skin felt really soft and moisturized. It had this cooling sensation on my face.

After using it for 3 days, my skin did look more even-toned but not radiant though. It still looks fairly dull. I’ll probably have to use it for a longer period of time.

I think the enhancer can be used as a toner and a moisturizer as it rejuvenates and hydrates skin. If you’re looking for a lazy person’s beauty deal, this product would definitely be up your alley.

I’m giving this 4.5 Honeyz crowns.

Thank you The Sample Store for your wonderful sponsorship!

Other products in the Amethystory range that you don’t wanna miss!

Now that we have great skin (and boosted confidence)… It’s time to celebrate!!

And paaaaartay with your “new found complexion”!

For your reference…


Here’s the entire range of the Amethystory Products and their prices:

1) Amethystory Mineral Aqua Gel 150ml SGD24.90
2) Amethystory Mineral Bubble Face Wash 160ml SGD14.90
3) Amethystory Mineral Purify Facial Cleanser 100g SGD8.90
4) Amethystory Mineral Aqua Whitening Enhancer 150ml SGD19.90
5) Amethystory Eye Contour Brightening Amethyst Roller 15ml SGD16.90

And these can be found at your local drug store.

Recently, Watsons is having a sale and these are the sale prices,

1) Amethystory Mineral Aqua Gel (STAR PRODUCT) 150ml SGD24.90 SGD19.90
2) Amethystory Mineral Bubble Face Wash 160ml SGD14.90 SGD11.90

3) Amethystory Mineral Purify Facial Cleanser 100g SGD8.90  SGD7.10
4) Amethystory Mineral Aqua Whitening Enhancer 150ml SGD19.90 SGD15.90
5) Amethystory Eye Contour Brightening Amethyst Roller 15ml SGD16.90 SGD13.50

As mentioned before, the sole intention of this blog is to ensure that readers/consumers make informed choices on their purchases. I believe there is no one-size-fits-all product, especially if it’s related to health and beauty. ALWAYS justify your decision to purchase the product and you’re well on your way to becoming a smart and informed consumer.

So besides reading reviews on the products, consumers should also try them out themselves. And the best way to do it?

Try the free samples!!

Amethystory LAUNCH MONTH SPECIAL!

Whee! Wanna have great ameythst-kissed skin too??

I have great news for you!

Now you can get your FREE Trial Size Sample by liking Amethystory Facebook page!

I’ve redeemed mine!

Click here to redeem yours too!

Stride your way to your very own fairy tale beauty story with Amethystory today!

Your friend,
Juliana

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2 comments

Reply

youre really gorgeous! natural beauty, i must say!!

love your colourful nails too! what nail polish did you use btw?

did you also try amethystory's eye gel? care to do a review on it? C;

Reply

Hi! Thanks for the compliments!

I used Hand and Nail Hamrony's gelish nails. I've stated the details of the colors here: http://www.ilovebunny.net/2011/11/honeyz-beauty-gelish-nails-on-vacation.html#&panel1-4

I haven't tried their eye gel and but I heard they are very good from magazines and other bloggers.

I'm currently using Hada Labo's eye cream and I love it to bits! It reduces puffiness and dark circles effectively. 😀

Love,
Jules

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