22.3.15

Body Whitening & Brightening Routine with NIVEA

NIVEA Whitening + Brightening Skin Products
NIVEA Whitening + Brightening Skin Products
NIVEA Whitening + Brightening Skin Products
NIVEA Whitening + Brightening Skin Products
NIVEA Whitening + Brightening Skin Products
The term "whitening" is on almost every Asian beauty product and some people are afraid to use them. This term refers more to brightening up the skin to achieve glowy, rosy skin rather than actually lightening your skintone. Bright, glowy skin gives an overall healthy look. 

I love using brightening products because I do have some sun spots/pigmentation on my skin that makes my skin look dull and bleh. I'm always on the hunt to find great "whitening" products that can lighten these spots and brighten up my skin to make it look glowy and radiant.

Dull skin can result from one (or both) of mainly two reasons - dry, dead skin or sun damaged skin. Dry, dead skin on the surface of the skin can look flaky resulting in rough skin, and also dull out the skin. Sun damaged skin usually shows in sun spots, age spots, or uneven skintone.

Nivea sent me some stuff and this duo of skin brightening products really caught my eye - the Nivea Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum and the Nivea Whitening Night Serum

The Nivea Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum is a day moisturiser for the body. This has SPF33 to protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays and also prevents future sun spots at the same time. The Vitamin C in this product is 95% pure to help with repairing the sun damaged skin while improving skin elasticity.

The Nivea Body Whitening Night Serum is like the name suggests, a night moisturiser. With 10 precious nutrients including Vitamin C Derivative, Vitamin E and Anti-Melanin Complex with Rucinol helps smoothen skin, lock in moisture, and brighten skin among other great benefits. 

The day moisturiser is a lot more watery in consistency and feels lighter on the skin. Since I live in a tropical country, it's always very humid and warm so I like something light and refreshing on the skin in the day time. The consistency of this moisturiser makes it very easy to absorb into the skin so it doesn't feel like a waxy layer on the surface of my skin. This also protects me from UVA and UVB rays. This is very moisturising on the skin and after using it for a few weeks, my skin is a lot smoother and feels very moisturised. It definitely also helped reduce the dullness of my skin by lightening my sun spots and giving me overall brighter skin.

The night moisturiser is a heavier, creamier consistency but it still absorbs pretty well into the skin. I typically don't mind having a bit of a heavier body lotion on when I sleep as long as it doesn't make me feel super warm (and all sweaty) at night. This still feels very refreshing and smells absolutely heavenly - super relaxing! This product makes my skin feel and look more moisturised when I wake up. 

Using these products together has really helped my skin look brighter and more glowy. It moisturises my skin so well that all the dull, dead skin is gone, leaving brighter and smoother skin. It also lightened the sun spots I have, and prevented new ones from forming, leaving me with brighter skin.

Nivea Malaysia:

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

*sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

10.3.15

Jior Couture Monthly Mystery Nail Polishes

Jior Couture has a mystery polish up for sale every month and I am reviewing three for you today - the mystery polishes for January 2015, February 2015, and March 2015. I think it's a very fun concept since you don't know what the shade will be when you order it so it's like a surprise when it comes in the mail.


JANUARY 2015
Natural lighting
Natural lighting
Artificial lighting
Macro shot, direct artificial lighting
January 2015 is a beautiful dusty mauve-rose colour with round, square and gold flakies. The formula of this is amazing - the polish goes on smoothly and evenly. This polish is the perfect consistency and it goes opaque in two thin coats. This colour is absolutely gorgeous - super feminine and classy looking. I love the look of the pieces of gold flakies suspended in the polish.

FEBRUARY 2015
Natural lighting
Natural lighting
Artificial lighting
Macro shot, direct natural lighting
My favourite polish out of the three, hands down! February 2015 is an AMAZING pink glitter, holographic polish. Under normal lighting situations, it is a bright medium pink colour with hot pink glitters. Under direct lighting, or when the sun hits the nail, is when the magic happens - it shifts into a purple. The holographic properties of this polish is absolutely beautiful! Again, amazing formula - even application, and perfect consistency. This can definitely be a one-coater but for this review, I decided to do two coats with top coat.

MARCH 2015
March 2015 is a very unique colour. I didn't think it would look good on my skintone (medium-tan) at all, but after I applied it, it's actually a beautiful colour that looks super classy on the nails. It's a darker olive green colour with shimmer running through it and olive green hexagonal, square and round glitters.

Overall, these Jior Couture lovelies have amazing formula - they are easy to apply and are the perfect consistency. Jior Couture polishes are all 5-free, and best of all - cruelty-free! The ladies behind Jior Couture are actually a mother and daughter team (what a great way to bond, right?).

I highly recommend Jior Couture polishes, there are many shades on sale for only $6 on the site now!

Jior Couture:

Mystery Polish:

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

5.3.15

Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies - Dragon's Skin

Bottle Shot: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (direct)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (direct)
Macro Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Macro shot, natural sunlight (shade)
I split the Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies duo into two posts because it was too picture heavy. The Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies are basically flakie polishes that have a really high shine finish. This is part two, which is a swatch and review of Dragon's Skin. If you missed part one on Dragon's Breath (beautiful purple to olive green shift) and you would like to see a swatch, click to read the review.

Ultra Chrome Flakies can be worn layered on top of another polish, or by itself. In this post, I put on 2 coats of Dragon's Skin, with no base colour and no top coat. If you missed my last review, these Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies are so packed with glitter that you really do not need a base colour underneath, but it would give a different effect when layered on top of a colour.

Dragon's Skin has multicolored flakies but shows up as a copper colour. In different lightings, it may show up as an olive green. In different angles, the copper shifts to a beautiful green.

The formula of these polishes are AMAZING. Like I mentioned in my first post, the flakies lay flat on the nails so it doesn't give you a "textured polish" feel when you touch it. The finish is also super ultra chrome - reflective almost.

This polish is also super long wearing. As I'm typing now, I've been wearing Dragon's Skin for 5 days now and there is NO chips at all (not even one!). I have no freaking idea how because my nail polishes have never lasted more than 3 days without a single chip.

I'm in love with these nail polishes! I think the $11.95 price tag on these are well worth it. What's better - all Chloe & Bella polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, AND 5-free!

Chloe & Bella:
Ultra Chrome Flakies:

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun
*PR samples