Thursday, February 26, 2015

SK-II Cellumination Auractivator CC Cream worth RM822 Giveaway!

You might be the first to own the new product launched by SK-II, called the Cellumination Auractivator CC Cream, at the #ChangeDestiny Light Museum currently set up in KLCC Centre Courtn from 24th Feb to 2nd March

Find contest details below. Three winners will be selected


1. Mention "Nicolekiss" at the entrance of SK-II #ChangeDestiny Light Museum in KLCC from 27th Feb - 2nd March. 
2. Get an Aura Makeover with the new SK-II Auractivator CC Cream 
3. Follow me on Instagram (@nicootan)
4. Post "Before & After Aura makeover" photos on your Instagram with hashtag #changedestiny #myaurabeautymoment and tag me @nicootan (either on photo or in caption)

Three Nicolekiss readers with best best looking glow wins a RM274 worth of SK-II Auractivator CC Cream.

Terms & Conditions: 

1. Open to ALL Readers in Malaysia
2. Only valid for visit on 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 1 Mar & 2 Mar 2015 from 10am-10pm
3. Photos posted to be properly hashtagged #changedestiny #myaurabeautymoment and tagged (@nicootan)
4. May post many photos
5. One prize per winner/participant
6. Contest period: 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2015.

My videoshoot with SK-II where I tried on the Cellumination Auractivator CC Cream for the first time. Super glowing effect! 
*Kind of like a super improved version of BB cream. 

Then I just wore it with minimal makeup to a fashion show at night. Note the dim light at the event. lol. 

Friday, February 06, 2015

L'occitane Supple Skin Oil and Tonic Body Oil Review

Last year December I tried my first body oil and fell in love, it instantly replaced my love for body lotion. No joke, I have enough lotion to last years.

After finding out that L'occitane has almond body oils, where just so happens I was realllllly into almond skincare products, I felt that this was destiny; so I got my hands on these two items: Almond Supple Skin Oil and Almond Tonic Body Oil.

Initially I wanted to just get the Almond Tonic Body Oil since I have a lot of cellulite that I want to massage away everyday and exercising wasn't enough. Toning it with oil sounds like the next best thing, then I read the reviews on their websites written by customers that the Almond Supple Skin Oil was better at removing stretch marks and cellulite. I spent like an hour reading between the two items and their respective reviews and contemplated for a long time. In the end I got both anyways. LOL.
Verdict: if you're in a dilemma between the purchase of two items, get both.

Was also given the travel kit of the Almond series. SUPER LOVE!
Contains: Almond Milk Concentrate, Almond Shower Oil, Almond Supple Skin Oil & Almond Delicious Hands

I made sure I tried out the body oil for 2 months before writing this. First separately for two weeks each, then together for the whole month.
Perhaps the most accurate review I'll ever make for any skincare product. lol. I'm also down 2/3 of both bottles, so I probably have one month of usage left.

Duration of usage: 3 months if used generously. 1-3 sprays each section (3 on tummy and thigh, 2 on calves, 1 on arm)

Almond Supple Skin Oil has longer lasting moisturising effect, and take less effort to apply on compared to normal lotion. It gets absorbed by the skin almost instantly, which made it a pleasure to apply on. Save time too! It's true that the effect on reducing cellulite is more obvious than the Tonic Body Oil.

However, Tonic Body Oil has more tightening feel on your skin, especially around looser areas like the tummy and thighs (pardon me for my lack of tout stomach T___T ). It's not as smooth as the Supple Skin Oil but it gets absorbed even faster by the skin!

Using them both together has been my usual routine now. I use Body Tonic Oil on my tummy and thighs and Supple Skin Oil on my more exposed areas like arms, calves and shoulders; which can be drier since I stay in air-conditioned environment all the time.

So yep, if you're interested in their products do check out their website, they ship locally within Malaysia.

Almond Body Tonic Oil (100ml) - RM198
Almond Supply Skin Oil (100ml) - RM187

Check out their facebook for promo updates too.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Universal Studio Singapore: Difference between Normal Pass and Universal Express Pass

So my life has taken an even more fascinating turn. I'll share it in due time. Or not. I'm not sure. I like how things are kept so private till date, and it has been going on for a year. I only share them out with friends who asked me about it.

Believe it or not, I'm usually a very private person and I hardly share my personal life and going-ons publicly. Heck I don't really even share the things that go on in my life with my close ones.
Like how I never told my brother about what I did for a living till 7 months after getting pretty serious about it, 3 months after with my mom, and 6 months after with my bff, and to others, well, they still don't know what's going on in my life.

I guess I would make a really horrible celebrity considering I don't know how to market myself.
I'm pretty self conscious, and a little low self-esteem (okay, a lot, something I've had since I was young), and unless I make a really huge impact, I could hardly see it as an achievement at all. You could say that I have very high expectation of myself? I don't know.

Coming back to the topic today. Following my arrival at Oasia Hotel Singapore, we retired early for the day and arrived early for USS the very next.

With Universal Express pass to boot.

So here's my verdict. Let me give it to you early in the post on the difference between the normal ticket and express pass.

First you have the Normal pass priced at SGD74. This is basic and you have to queue up for every ride, okay if it's during the weekday and you actually don't mind queuing for rides. The park isn't very big so it's possible to finish all the major rides if you start early on weekdays.

Then you have the Universal Express pass which is an additional fee from SGD30 (SGD50 during peak, like weekends) on top of SGD74. Which grants you a direct no-queue route to each ride ONCE. Definitely worth it if you think you're going to be visiting USS only one time and just happen to go on a weekend (like most tourists from Malaysia do). This pass allows you to finish the entire park, fast. With enough time to visit the S.E.A. Aquarium.

Finally you have the Universal Express Unlimited which is extra SGD50 (SGD70 during peak) on top of SGD74. Well it's like universal express only that you get to go queue-free for all rides unlimited.

I went there with two other girlfriends of mine and the boyfriend of one of the girls. It was my first visit to USS since I've been to the one in Australia and I've never found the need to visit the one in Singapore which was smaller. But opportunity presented itself and there I was, spending a very short but quality trip with my girls.

Two rides worth going to USS for were:
The Mummy
Transformers (highly recommended, sit in front)

We did most of the rides, and spent a lot of time in shops browsing cute stuff from sesame street and minions and getting souvenirs. I had an mega slice pizza in one of the store on Sesame Street and some Elmo and Cookie Monster cookies.

my favourite monster! Cookie Monster!

grouchy was so adorable with his trash can

With 1.5 hour left, we manage to did S.E.A. aquarium and finished it. And took some enchanting jellyfish photos, just like everyone and anyone would in any aquarium around the world. It's the most graceful and calmest creature to take photos of. lol