Watsons Beauty Day Out

Filed Under (branding, cosmetics, events, haircare, nutrition, skincare) by rinnah on 08-10-2012

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Hands up those of you who know the Watsons brand!

Here’s a fact you might not know about Watsons – did you know that Watsons is the largest health & beauty retailer in Asia with over 2,000 stores and 1,200 pharmacies in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea and Indonesia?

I didn’t know that and now I do. :)

Recently, a bunch of beauty bloggers were invited to the first-ever Watsons Beauty Day Out where we were introduced to some of the brands that you can find in Watsons.

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I was a bit KO’ed that day because I’d just flown back in to Singapore from a business trip and then spent the entire day wrestling with work before heading for the event, but put a beauty blogger in a place with new brands to explore and products to play with and… I totally forgot my tiredness and even about the need to eat! LOL.

There are quite a number of photos so hit the jump and keep on reading.  Read the rest of this entry »

My Women Stuff Readers Choice Awards 2011

Filed Under (branding, contest, events) by rinnah on 01-11-2011

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In the words of Barney Stinson, it was LEGEN… wait for it… DARY!!!

I truly didn’t imagine that a random conversation on Twitter with Paris B would become the epic event (in Beetrice’s words) that was My Women Stuff Readers Choice Awards.

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Seen on the Market : Vichy Laboratories Aerateint Pure Foundation

Filed Under (cosmetics, foundation, retail shopping, shopping malls) by rinnah on 16-01-2011

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I was recently in Singapore this year and I spotted that Vichy Laboratories had recently launched a foundation line called Aerateint Pure that has yet to be released in Malaysia. This product stand was seen at the big Guardian store in ION Orchard.

vichy aerateint pure foundation

There are only four shades available and they are all on the lighter end of the spectrum, so this may not be targeted at the darker skinned ladies. A tube retails at SGD 39.00 which I think is still reasonable, although on the high end for drugstore brands.

I’m pretty interested in this one since Vichy products have proven to be compatible with my sensitive skin and Paris B likes their BB cream (which is available in Malaysia). Here’s hoping that Vichy Laboratories brings this to Malaysia!

Vichy Laboratories Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water

Filed Under (cleanser, skincare) by rinnah on 20-12-2010

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Vichy Purete Thermale Foaming Water

Description : Purifying Foaming Water is a clear water that transforms into high-density foam on contact with water to remove impurities from skin and restore radiance and freshness.

Packaging : 150ml / 50ml

Recommended Retail Price : MYR 65.00 / MYR 18.88

My review :

I was looking to test the waters with Vichy Laboratories’ products and when I spotted this travel-sized bottle of Vichy Laboratories Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water (after this referred to as Vichy Foaming Water), I snapped it up immediately. Why? Just because it was reasonably priced, small, cute and pink! How can any female resist that combination?

The packaging of Vichy Foaming Water is nothing to shout about; just a simple pink colored plastic bottle and pump which fits nicely in my hand. However, the plastic does not feel flimsy or cheap so I’ll leave it as practical, sensible packaging.

Because I’m using the travel size bottle, I use about 1 1/2 to 2 pumps to get sufficient foam to cover my face, depending on how oily my skin feels. I have another foaming cleanser (Neutrogena Hydrafresh) and I verily believe that the foam produced by Vichy’s Foaming Water feels softer and more luxe.

I know this is something I repeatedly say in nearly all my reviews, but Vichy Foaming Water is strongly fragranced with a sharp floral smell and it’s something I could do without. However, I can live with it for as long as it’s on my face because thankfully the smell does not linger after you’ve rinsed off the foam.

I like to use Vichy Foaming Water in the mornings because it doesn’t dry my skin out and it’s perfect for a sleepyhead like me – no need to think so hard about which cleanser to use! It’s also a conveniently fast and quick way of getting your skin clean so I sometimes use it at night when I feel that I don’t have an oily day that needs heavier cleansing or as a gentle cleanser before I give my skin its weekly scrub.

Vichy Foaming Water claims to reveal skin radiance but I didn’t see much difference in my skin when it was the only thing I’d changed – the rest of my beauty routine remained the same. There was no markedly brighter looking skin, but I did think that my skin felt smoother and less dried out when using Vichy Foaming Water. I also liked that there was no filmy feeling on the skin as some heavier cream cleansers are wont to do.

I’m still undecided if I would repurchase this and make it part of my beauty routine – if anything, I think I would get it primarily for traveling. It’s certainly given me a good introduction to Vichy products though, and I would definitely explore more of this brand in future.

Yes factors : Sensitive skin friendly; not drying; easy to use
No factors : Strongly fragranced; more expensive than regular drugstore brands

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