April is here!

It’s time to share Mary Kay’s April promotion!

So you would have known by now, that I’ve been a user of Mary Kay products for a good five years and I was so convinced that the products worked on me that I decided to share more with others and hence posts such as this one will appear on this platform.

There is truly no greater joy than to share good things with others.

I love serum. I’ve used the TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum, TimeWise Pore Minimiser, and more recently, TimeWise Replenishing Serum +C and Melacep Plus+ Ultimate Serum to brighten my somewhat dull face. I’m loving it!

To enable the serum to be absorbed better into the skin, I use the Golden Beauty Bar which is part of the promotional bundle for this month!

What is so special about this Golden Beauty Bar?

 Golden Beauty Bar T head is plated with 22 K gold
to provide your skin with luxury experience!
 Vibration intensity can be adjusted!
 Vibrates 6000 to 8000 times per minute to enhance absorption to 90% of skin care products!
 Restore skin elasticity!
 Stimulate skin radiance!
 Improve skin firmness !

You should add this to your repertoire of home facial tools!

Besides massaging on the face, you could also use this wonderful tool on any parts of your body (if you so wish).

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There are many videos available to show you how you can use this to massage your face. I like this one as it’s rather clear to me.

I thought this is a good set for anyone who are new to Mary Kay products. The TimeWise range is the one that I started off with five years ago and I absolutely love it. Now, the bundle will give you a free Golden Beauty Bar for you to enjoy so…grab!

Drop me a note at lynneelee101@gmail.com if you are interested to find out more. 😉 Promotion commences on 9 April!

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How’s your day?

And… we are approaching the end of the first month of 2018. How has everybody been?

My life has been filled with too many activities (mostly with the kids). Sometimes even with the schedule down on the diary, I would still miss or mix up an appointment or two. My brain no longer functions as well as before. Oh well, age is catching up.

Time to load up on some nutrients, both for the body and well, the face. Have you heard of Mary Kay’s relaunch of the TimeWise® Replenishing Serum+C® ?

It’s one of my favourite from Mary Kay and I use it daily to help lift my skin’s radiance with a boost of Vitamin C from it.

Let me know if you want to know more about this wonderful product or just visit the site to understand more. I really ought to pen down my Mary Kay journey here. Let me find the time to do so. 😅

[Review] Mary Kay’s TimeWise Plus+ Regena-Firm skin care range

A few weeks ago, this bundle of goodies arrived at the doorstep.

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Of course, it didn’t fall from the sky. Florinda has kindly asked a group of mothers to try this range out and as I looked at my face in the mirror, I thought, “Why not?”

You see, I wasn’t that concerned about looking after my skin in my younger days. I was thinking since I had combination-to-oily skin type, I didn’t really need to apply moisturiser. On top of that, I was in the sun a lot since I enjoyed the outdoors. However, the need to apply sunblock didn’t really occur to me as I do love the ‘tanned’ look.20131019-090132.jpg

I guess I reap what I sow. My skin is all right, not fantastic of course. It’s a bit dull and has big pores. But what really makes me sad is the area around my eyes. I have already incurred crow’s feet in my late 20s and now because of a lack of sleep, the dark circles got worse. This is no laughing matter. I still remember when I was working (that was a few years back), colleagues would ask me if I had enough sleep because I looked perpetually tired. The eyes must have done it again. So, yes, I am ultra-concerned about this particular area.

This Mary Kay bundle includes Day and Night Treatment, Intensive Serum, Correcting Eye Cream and True Dimension Lipstick. As with all skincare products, consistency is key and for the purpose of this review and to inculcate a good habit, I decided that I should be disciplined and follow a religious skincare regime.

I actually wanted to shout out to the world that this set of products work by the second week. It is actually quite miraculous, I think. I’ll let the pictures below show you the results. These are unfiltered and I have not edited them.

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Before the use of the products, my lines around the eyes are rather deep. This is especially so when I smile or laugh. You can also see big pores on my cheeks and the skin is a bit dull and lacks firmness, you think?

By the first week of usage, the lines are minimised and the eye areas look more lifted. I also observe that the skin is firmer and more supple. The pictures speak volume. I am stoked. I believe I will be using this range and their other products from now on. It’s more economical than the ones I’m currently using and can produce more miracles and positive results! ;p

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Oh yes, another thing that I appreciate is their product design. You only need to squeeze out the amount that you need for the day and night treatment and this helps to preserve the remaining cream (no contamination!) and reduce wastage. Love the design of the packaging too. Looks classic and elegant!

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For reference’s sake, this is how you should apply the cream so that your skin can be lifted and restore youthful skin!

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Source: Mary Kay’s product leaflet

To find out more about this range, you can refer to this link.

Read other reviews about this range:
– Diana from The Domestic Goddess wannabe
– Wai Wai from Peipei.haohao
– Amie from Mamamie’s Thots

Alternatively, you can just drop Flo an email (she’s real friendly and funny!) to discover more for yourself!

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Disclaimer: I receive these products for review purposes. No other compensation is given. All opinions are mine. 

Food for the face

When Florinda asked the community of Mom bloggers if anyone would want to try some skincare products, I thought ‘why not?’.

She founded Style Essence which represents Mary Kay products and I have gone to her makeover session, bought some stuff and loving them. The products are not overly priced and work well. That makes me want to try their skincare products as well.

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I know good hydration and sleep will do the job of keeping the skin supple but I don’t think I can afford good, uninterrupted sleep when I become a mother. Go ask da man if you don’t believe. So, nowadays, I have dull skin and the worse are my eyes. I don’t know what had happened but it seems, the crow’s feet or wrinkles (whatever) got worse and more visible. HELP!

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I don’t know if these products from Mary Kay would help but let’s just try. We have quite a few items here which is worth $673:
– Plus+ Day Treatment SPF30
– Plus+ Night Treatment
– Plus+ Intensive Serum
– Plus+ Correcting Eye Cream
– True Dimension Lipstick

Today shall be the day! START!

Towards better skin with NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum

It’s been 14 days since I started using the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF25. In my previous post, I shared that applying body cream is not part of my skincare regime. However, habits can be formed when one does an activity regularly and that is what happened when I apply the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum for 2 weeks. What helps is having the tube of serum in sight (by placing it near the sink) and I would apply it when I come out of the shower and also once before I get out of the apartment to run my errands.

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I realised it really doesn’t take long to apply the serum on my body and what keeps me going is the refreshing scent and the smoothness of my skin minutes after applying it. I don’t even need to apply any perfume now!

Although I’m a homemaker, I don’t stay at home all the time. In fact, I can be out of the house a lot. A typical day for me sees me going to the wet market in the morning and that’s when I apply the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25. I do have to walk a distance to the market and protection from the harmful UV rays is always welcome. At times, I send Faith to my mom’s to run other errands and yes, even though we are inside a vehicle, our skin still needs to be protected.

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Sometimes, when I’m out for lunch and in the hot sun, that’s when I wish I have brought the tube of NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with me. I can only hope that it still works to protect my skin. In the evening, I would go jogging with the hubs and Faith and if I remember, I would apply the serum (However, this activity was shelved when the haze condition worsened). My skin gets its last dose of the nourishment after my shower in the evening.

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If you can recall, the skin on my hand was rough and there were obvious pigmentation on the first day. The pores were big and I had uneven skin tone. Does it look dull to you too? I think so.

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I applied the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum religiously for the next 7 days and missed applying the serum only once when I was in a rush. The skin feels supple and smoother definitely. The pigmentation has lightened and can you see that the pores are no longer that big? I was rather surprised by the results and this has spurred me to continue using the serum because I really want to know what will happened within these 14 days.

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On the 14th day, although the pigmentation still exists (hmm, can they even disappear?), they are visibly lighter. The skin feels so much smoother as compared to the first day when I tried the serum. I like the fact that my skin is moisturised and it definitely feels more supple. No more rough skin! Overall, the skin does look a bit less dark (can’t really use fairer because I’m not in the ‘fair’ category to begin with).

I must say that the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum works well for my skin and I am satisfied with the results. I’m really not expecting anything spectacular to happen since my skin was rather ‘damaged’ during my 20s; I did outdoor sports a lot without any form of skin protection. However, my skin does improve within the 14 days of using the serum. For a product that is economically priced, it works wonders for my skin.

In short, here’s what I like about the NIVEA UV Whitening Serum:

1. The serum is lightweight and doesn’t feel sticky (very important factor to me). Instead, it is absorbed by the skin within minutes and the skin feels smooth.

2. Love the refreshing scent.

3. My pigmentation is lightened and my pores seem smaller.

4. My skin is protected by the harmful UV rays and it is an assurance for me to know that my skin gets vitamin C to repair the skin cells, especially during the hazy days.

5. No adverse skin reaction!

I will continue to incorporate the use of NIVEA UV Whitening Serum in my daily skincare routine and would recommend it to other mums.

NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25 is available at a very affordable price of $9.55 if you want to purchase one to try.

NIVEA is carrying out an Instagram Campaign from the 3rd week of July to mid August 2013. During this period, all you have to do is to upload sunshots and outdoor activities – pictures that depict your lifestyle when you are out of the house – and insert with hashtags #NiveaSG #UVWhtSerum #Sunnyfun #Sunshine. The best photos with the hashtags enable you to win Nivea NIVEA hampers worth of $188 weekly! This is so exciting and I’m looking forward to your pictures!

I will continue to post pics on how the product works and fits into my lifestyle. Do follow me on Instagram (@lynninpics).

If you miss my initial review on the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25, here it is.

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign by NIVEA to try out their Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25. Three tubes of the products are provided and all opinions are my own. Do note that results from using any products vary from persons to persons.

Makeover workshop with Style Essence

I’ve got my wish fulfilled when I was informed that I have won a makeover workshop with Style Essence through a give-away via a mommy blogger. For a person who doesn’t wear makeup because 1) I don’t know how to; 2) my makeup kit has long expired; and 3) makeup melts on my face so I don’t bother, it proves to be a treat and I was looking forward to it. No more frumpy-looking housewife or mother! And it pays to enter give-aways since there is always a chance to win!

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The cosy learning area with loads of makeup kits

Florinda, the founder of Style Essence candidly went through some information on our body shapes, tips on dressing, skincare and makeup. So, I was told that I have an hourglass body shape which basically means my hip and bust line are almost of the same width and that my weight is evenly distributed. Cool colours work well on me too. Having such knowledge will help greatly in the choice of clothing style and makeup that I make.

Florinda also shared cleansing techniques and some skin care products with us and the one that I am most impressed with is the mask. We had it applied on one half of our face and see what was removed. Dirt! See the black spots on the cotton bud?

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Lastly, the makeup segment. I admit that I fumbled at this stage. Florinda showed us the right way to put on makeup, first on one of the participants, and then got every one of us to do hands-on. Oh my, it proved a bit too much for me. I think such endeavours really need lots of practices.

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So, this is me with some help from the expert.
Can you tell which side receives that aid?

Thank you for a fun session!

Thank you for a fun session!

So, in the end, I went home with some makeup goodies (can’t resist temptation). Now, I just need to apply what I have learnt and hopefully be more confident in using makeup. The husband wasn’t too impressed with the idea though but it does make me feel better. Call me vain but that’s what I am! ;p I wish I could remember a whole string of information from the workshop but I was too engrossed in the technical part that I forgot to take notes. If you are interested in a makeover workshop, do contact Florinda. She is really a terrific and humorous trainer.

By the way, Mary Kay whose products Style Essence uses, is doing a charity drive for Singapore Charity Cancer Foundation. More details can be found here.

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