Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence

The brand Biotherm is not new to me as I've been an avid fan of their Aquasource cleanser! 
For those of you who haven't heard of Biotherm, it is a French beauty brand with more than 60 years of skincare expertise. They not only carry products for women, but also for men! One of the key ingredients they use in ALL their products is Life PlanktonTM - discovered in the thermal springs of the French Pyrenees. It has a striking affinity with the skin that help soothes, protect and regenerate the skin.


This year, the brilliant people behind Biotherm created a product with the highest concentration (Yet) of Life Plankton (5%) and I was given the chance to try it!! 
This product is none other than the Biotherm Life Plankton Essence.

This Miracle Skin Renewer promises 8 results in 8 days.
1) More radiant
2) Faded fine lines
3) More even
4) Smoother
5) Hydrated
6) Greater resilience
7) Soothing
8) Softened



My skin is generally dry (Espcially at my nose/chin area, can you spot the flaking skin? D:) because it is in my genes and also because I love beach vacations?
Dry skin produces almost invisible pores but 2 things I really hate about my skin is the dullness/unevenness and fine lines/poor elasticity (Undereye area).


Biotherm's Life Plankton Essence has similar uses to the SKII Facial Treatment Essence except that they use Life Plankton in their products. I first tried the SKII Facial Treatment Essence 3-4 years back and though it did give my skin radiance, I didn't like the (Overly watery) texture that didn't give me time to massage my face before it gets absorbed/evaporated.

On the other hand, the Life Plankton Essence is of a serum-water consistency that emphasizes on massage (Refer to image above) as it'll help in stimulating skin function for a better penetration. It is also a lot more affordable at $78 compared to SKII!




The texture of this product is great! It is light and gets absorbed into the skin without any stickiness. There is a slight smell in this product but upon application, the smell instantly fades away.

Priced at $78, it is definitely good value for a product with so many benefits.

The Life Plankton Essence  is a pre-serum that should be used after a toner and before eye-cream/moisturizer/serum.
I own a lot of skin care products but here is an example of how I'll use it in my day and night routines!
1) Toner
2) Life Plankton Essence
3) Snail Cream
















After 5-6 days of usage, my skin looks radiant and seems like it glows from within! Though the dryness at my nose/chin area still exists, it does look a lot more hydrated!Love how it made my skin plump and less flaky in just a short span of 8 days. I also find that I've become a teeny bit fairer!


Here is a side by side picture for better comparison!
 Above/Before and Below/After.



I am sold to the benefits this product brings so join me in experiencing new born skin with the Biotherm Life Plankton Essence.


Out with the old, in with the new! 
Drop off your old Full-size Serum or Moisturiser empties at the Biotherm counter at TANGS Orchard or ROBINSONS Raffles City, show that you LIKE the Biotherm Facebook Page and get a deluxe sample of Life Plankton Essence, 30ml in return! While stocks last.

If you do not own any Biotherm products to, lets start off with an 8-day trial for free HERE!
Find out where to purchase HERE!
No harm giving it a try ladies! :D

Tropicana Holiday Dress - Burgundy

It was a Friday and the boyfriend decided to take us out for brunch at one of my favourite places to have French toast at - The Missing Pan (: 


The perfect combination of savoury and sweet. 
You'll find a surprise of chicken chunks hidden within the toast! :P 

Excited, I rummaged through the pile of new clothes I recently brought home from the office and found the perfect dress for a brunch date! Made of heavy weight polyester cotton, this is one midi you can prance around in, all day! 

I feel that the collarbone area is one of the most attractive parts of any woman, and the square neckline of this midi dress just forms the right angles! <3 These necklines also make most women appear longer and leaner! Basically suitable for most body types. To complete the outfit, I teamed my outfit with neutral accessories for a classic feminine look. 

PS: The Tropicana Holiday Dress - Burgundy is stocked in store > 
Orchard Gateway B2-02 and will be available on www.hollyhoque.com soon (: 























Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yoggis







Meet my fellow yoga khakis :D 

We've all been influenced by Zoe to take up classes at her school, Sadhana Sanctuary.
We each signed up for a trial package $38/2 pax (6 classes per pax) and I finished the 6 classes in less than 2 weeks. Already bought a package from them and apart from keeping fit, I hope to improve on my flexibility and most importantly balancing. I really have difficulties staying focused :| Renewing my old love for gymnastics! :P 

On a random note, the Celfies above were taken on my new OPPO N1 Mini right after our yoga session with very minimal editing. I wasn't wearing any make-up except for liptint and lash extensions but look what the beauty mode did to our skin :O The quality of this photo is also super clear because of the rotating camera. 13MP CELFIES?! Only on the OPPO N1 Mini (: