Saturday, 31 October 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Tries out the world's #1 foundation!

LIFESTYLE@LXG is honoured to introduce the New L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with micro-matching technology that matches all types of skin undertones, with six tailor-made shades for Asian skin.

Did you know that our skin undertones are determined by our genes and never change? Each complexion therefore has its own undertone: pink, neutral or golden.

To blend perfectly into the skin, L'Oréal Paris True Match has taken things a step further and developed a new formula that matches your skin tone as closely as possible for a flawless, tailor-made complexion for asian skin! 
Expect flawless coverage with a blend of five unique pigments which allows this new improved range to precisely match the warm, cool or neutral undertones on any Asian skin.
Finally a foundation that makes it possible to obtain a natural, true-to-skin finish.

Because dehydrated skin can look really flaky and uneven under foundation, L’Oréal Paris has come up with a foundation that is as virtuous as a cream, with a combination of Glycerin, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 for barely there comfort. It provides 24-hour hydration, leaving skin smoother, softer and more hydrated after use, reducing the appearance of imperfections while caring for your skin at the same time.

The new True Match range of foundation will be  available in six asian friendly shades and is priced at only $30.90 and is available at major drugstores, SASA, selected departmental stores and super and hypermarkets from October 2015.

F1 Rose Ivory
F2 Rose Porcelain
N3 Nude Vanilla 
N4 Nude Beige 
G4 Gold Beige
G5 Gold Cream 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

LADY@LXG: I HEART my La Roche Posay sleeping mask

The best thing you can do for your skin is to keep it hydrated and protected from the sun. Its actually as simple as that. 

I actually got this product from La Roche-Posay to feature in a magazine article I was working on, but unfortunately the direction of the story changed and I couldn't feature it. 
However, since it was a trial and review article, I had to try the product, and decided to use it before bed. The next morning, I woke up to plumper, hydrated and very happy skin. Even my stupid eczema decided it was happy and didn't flare up for a change (hoorah!). 
The Hydraphase Empowering Thermal Water Sleeping Mask is Infused with the highest concentration of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and Hyaluronic Acid, perfect for sensitive and dehydrated skin (like my own) to absorb and retain moisture, which helps to protect and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. 
The mask's time-release hydration function, continuously quenches the skin when you most need it most, which is at night when the aircon is blasting away. The mask locks in the moisture within the skin all night long, restoring and preserving the skin's barrier. 
Skin cells are strengthened and recover their anti-oxidant and anti-pollution defences to better fight daily aggressors like the haze and pollution. 

I love this mask so much that I use it almost every night, especially when my eczema is acting up. I also plan to use this on the plane on my upcoming trip, to keep my skin hydrated and protected from the ultra drying airplane air (yay!). 

The Hydraphase Empowering Thermal Water Sleeping Mask is $42.90 and is available at Derma Center (Westgate Mall), major pharmacies like Watsons, Guardian, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies.

Monday, 26 October 2015

LADY@LXG: The LADY discovers the ultimate matte lip colour!

"Of course true beauty comes from within, but lipstick just adds a little pizzaz...and who doesn't need a little pizzaz in their life?"

I personally find that its not easy to wear matte shades, be they lip colour or nail polish, as they can be quite unforgiving, highlighting every single flaw and sleight of hand, unlike their glossy counterparts.

However, having said that, I recently splurged on a matte lipstick in the most divine plum shade for almost $70, but  sadly it ended up making me look like an aging vampire. 

Note to self, avoid matte lipsticks in very dark shades, as it ages, ironically due to the matte and drying effect of the lipstick.

This is why, I was initially skeptical about trying out another matte lip colour, but as always, I couldn't resist the lovely shades at the counter and the very, very attractive price. 

What makes this lip colour even more cool is that it is not tested on animals, which means a lot to me personally, being a mummy to six fur-kids. It also has no fragrance, no carmine, and no paraben so I can wear it confidently, without worrying about damaging or discolouring my lips. I decided to play it safe this time and get a more natural shade and I must admit that I was so impressed that a product that was so wallet-friendly, could be so good in quality. 

The balm was silky smooth against my lips thanks to the Calendula Flower Oil, White Mulberry Extract and Vitamin E, and the pigment was strong enough to give me a thick coat of colour after just one pass with the pencil. Although matte, its very silky and smooth and does not age me at all. Over all, I love the range of colours, the fact that its long lasting and that the price is so affordable that I could buy all six-shades without breaking the bank. 

SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm retails for $13.90 at all major pharmacies, personal care and departmental stores and is available in six flattering shades: Flame, Desire, Charm, Siren, Passion and Vogue

Sunday, 25 October 2015

LADY@LXG: Blasting my fat cells with LIPOSONIX

Ok so while I wouldn't call myself fat, neither am I as skinny as I once was. A girl's got to face the fact that once she turns 30, everything she eats starts to miraculously turn up in inappropriate areas, like her tummy, arms or thighs. Unfortunately, I am not one of those lucky girls whose excess fat ends up in her boobs. Sadly, my boobs have decided to remain their original size, refusing to increase even by a centimetre (curse you bad genes!).

Anyway, as I was saying, while I may not be exactly fat, I am still very unhappy with certain bits on my body. I mean if we are totally honest, no matter how skinny we are, there are going to be bits that we don't love. After all, we are only human and we can't help being influenced by the media and pictures of very hungry looking models looking amazing in over-priced clothes. 

After a VERY long time of hating my love handles and lower belly, I finally decided to do something about it. Working out was not really doing much, especially as I had a weakness for all things edible. So after much thought, I decided to speak to Dr. Elias Tam of EHA Clinic about my problem. Dr. Tam has treated my mother previously and I trusted him implicitly to give me the right advice regarding my love-handles. 

Finding the right doctor, someone whom you can trust with your health and physical appearance is crucial. I know lots of people shop around for the cheapest clinic. I would seriously advise against this, simply because as the old adage goes "if you pay peanuts, you are going to get monkeys" and I don't think I want a bunch of monkeys messing with my face or body. I like Dr. Tam because he doesn't try to sell me anything. Instead he listens to what I have to say and then advises me on what treatment options are available. He is also very honest and I trust him, which is why I decided to go back to him for my treatment.

After photographing me from every angle and ensuring that I actually had enough fat in my problem areas to treat, Dr. Tam gave me the okay and I was good to go! I was so excited because I would finally be able to get rid of my muffin top! 

After taking a couple of painkillers, the nurses prepped me and the treatment began. I must say that because I only had just enough fat to qualify for the treatment, it was quite painful. Its quite ironic that the more fat that you have, the less pain you will experience. So anyway, certain areas were quite painful and I had to grit my teeth and stop myself from asking them to stop, because if I could just bear with the pain for the duration, in three months, I would lose 1-inch from my love-handles. Thats enough of a motivation to grin and bear with it I reckon. I am also so thankful that Dr.Tam chatted with me about everything under the sun, because it helped distract me from the pain, so thank you doctor, you rock! 

Its only been 1 month since I had my treatment and I can see so much improvement, and this is even though I have been snacking uncontrollably and have even gained 2 kilos, so I am quite impressed. 

If you have fat and wobbly bits that no amount of exercise and diet can help improve, I would really suggest you give Liposonix a try. 

For the month of October (2015), Liposonix is priced at $200 for a minimum of 5 squares. Simply call EHA Clinic on 6235 3325 for more details. For invaluable beauty and skin care tips, like their Facebook page.