Thanks to the Sample Store, I got to try out the new product line of Bio Essence Tanaka White which includes the 4x Intensive Whitening Serum and the Double Whitening Day Cream!
It was really God-sent because July also happens to be my birthday month which makes it even more important for me maintain a good skin condition with my birthday party coming up!
Click HERE to receive your FREE (everything is free, even the postage) Samples now!!!! You can also get these two Bio Essence products as a sample :)
Before I begin, I gotta warn you that this is also probably the only blog post with the most number of selfies I've taken so far
Hahaha so here's an overview about my currently skin condition.
Bare faced without make-up
Unlike other girls, I haven't been blessed with the best skin. I'm prone to getting seasonal breakouts that leaves me with a couple of acne scars.... My skin has the dry + oily combination and well.... That really sucks.
I'm also not a big fan of using a plethora of skin care products because I never liked to have too many things going on on my face. The most I'll do is just cleanse and apply a cleansing mask for around 15-20mins every night that's recommended by my facialist. I'm using products from Skeyndor.
Most of my scars can be found at the chin and on a side of my cheek.
In my attempt to combat this, I've been applying these two products twice per day (since a week ago).
Here's an intro to the two products
1) Bio Essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum
I'm not sure if you managed to read what was written on the packaging, but here are some of the main benefits I would love to highlight to you guys:
1) Lightens pigmentation and spots
2) Evens out skin tone, brightens and whitens complexion
3) Moisturizes and cools skin
4) Prevents and reduces dark spots
And now, there's also a new ingredient added - Alpha-Arbutin which is a whitening ingredient that is 9 TIMES even more powerful than Beta-Arbutin, which is an ingredient that is common in most whitening products. Only in Bio Essence's whitening serum can you find this new ingredient!!
Imagine the additional effects you'll get!
2) Bio Essence Whitening Day Cream SPF 20
1) SPF 20 to prevent harmful Sun rays
2) Tanaka Extract shields skin from pollutants and helps moisturize the skin
3) Lightens dark spot and freckles
Sunblock and moisturizer into one? That's just amazing! This would be great for people who are lazy / hate applying different layers of product onto the skin, because it fixes both problems in just one application! Personally, I really love this because well.... I'm pretty lazy when it comes to applying products esp in the morning so this saves quite a bit of time for me!
Here's how you should apply them!
Apply Bio Essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum
Apply twice daily after cleansing
Another thing I loved about the Serum was that it came with a pump-like applicator. Therefore, you can gauge how much product you'll want before applying! This is so much better than those applicators that gives you one huge dollop that you don't even need.
Also, you'll need to press the pump in order to get the product out of the bottle too, so means that it wouldn't lead to any overspilling or leaks as well!
Hehe applying it on ma face
Bio Essence Whitening Day Cream SPF 20
Apply daily on the face
The Whitening Day Cream comes in a little tub. I guess since this is a moisturizer, there isn't a limit to how much you should apply it on your face.
I would usually apply lesser in the morning as I don't like my face to turn up too oily before applying my makeup. Also, since I sleep with an air conditioner blowing directly at me, I would apply more of it at night to keep my skin hydrated as much as possible!
Here's the results after applying both products!
Doesn't my skin look whiter and more radiant already?!
I've been applying for a week and I love how the results have been!
I'd usually apply both the serum and whitening cream before my BB cream and this gives me extra coverage.
I now feel more assured when I'm under the hot sun / when I'm running errands during work!
All Bio Essence Tanaka White products are available island-wide for sale at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, SASA outlets personal beauty stores and major super markets.
Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum - $45.80 / 30ml
Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF 20 - $29.80 / 50g
And guess what?
You can now get your FREE sampling of this Bio Essence Tanaka White series!
"According to Greek Methodology, Humans were originally created with 4 arms, 4 legs, and a head with 2 faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves"
I'm not sure if you read my recent ootd post (if not you can find itHERE hahaha) but if you realized, I get most of my online purchases from Taobao. I've heard many complaints of my friends have given up on that web because well, it's so damn difficult to use with all the Chinese words going on and the website can be a bit of a mess.
Fear no more, because 65 Daigou is here!
Well, where do I even begin.
I've been a loyal user of 65Daigou since 2 years ago when I first started my blogshop business. Every time I ship stuff from there, I am sure to be guaranteed with a prompt and good service that's hassle free. Therefore, I can vouch for its efficiency and consistency! Many of you might feel that shipping companies always take forever to bring your stuff over to SG, but when I use 65 Daigou, the longest I ever had to wait was 1 week tops. I'll almost always get my items within 2 weeks of ordering when I opt for Economy Class shipping (3-5 days).
Another reason why I love shopping from Taobao because I can get blog shop pieces at like half / less than price sold online? It's the exact same thing but with a drastic drop in price.
So how do we go about buying from 65Daigou?
First, you would be greeted with this homepage!
1) Sign up for an account
2) After which, you would be greeted with this Homepage.
(Mine's a bit different ah hahaha. I saved and tried hard enough to get the VIP title. Told you I've been using this since eons ago!)
So, this is the part where things get a lil tricky because Taobao comes into play.
In a way, I'm luckier than some of my friends because I have the auto-translate function (From Chinese Language to English) which helps me make shopping at Taobao a little easier.
The column on the left allows you to choose from a variety of categories that you might want to shop from. But usually I'll just use the search tab at the top to look for something specific that I want.
I keyed in 背心连衣裙 which also meant "Sleeveless dress". Those who are not fluent in chinese, not to fret! You can always key it in English and they'll know what you mean too.
And after much browsing, this was what I found which I would like to purchase!
I would then proceed to copy the link of the item and paste it under the "Ez Buy" function on 65 Daigou
It will then bring you to another page which would look like this where you can make your purchase!
You'll get to choose the color and size of the product that you want, as well as which warehouse you would want it to be shipped to. You'll also get to choose the shipping method as well!
I chose the dress in Pink, as well as the Shanghai warehouse which I would normally choose.
I then chose the Economy shipping which would take around 3-5 working days to reach Singapore! It usually takes around 4 days for mine because they're really efficient.
Here's their shipping chart which you may want to take a look at:
You can then proceed to make your payment!
Payment can be done through transfering to their Bank accounts and then for them to verify the payment. My verfication process is usually pretty fast and it takes only around 1 hour max for them to confirm my order?
Here at 65 Daigou, you would be required to pay twice. Once for the product and another time for its delivery + shipping charges.
There're a variety of shipping options to choose from.
Look at the number of places that they deliver to!
1) Neighbourhood Collection
(The amount of neighbourhood collection points that they have is insane!)
2) MRT Collection
(With varied timings)
3) Warehouse self-collection
(Woodlands, Tanjong Pagar, Tampines, Jurong, Tai Seng Service Center)
4) Home Delivery
(Flat rate S$5 - for parcels with a total weight less than 8KG
Flat rate S$8 - for parcels with a total weight equal to or more than 8KG)
You can find out more info about their delivery timings and places here!
Another reason why I love buying from 65 Daigou would also lies their way of handling the products. I always get my packages in a bag / wrapped in bubble wraps so as to prevent any damages to them. I'll address more about that in my next post!
Why 65 Daigou you may ask?
Here're some comparison points between buying directly from Taobao and buying from 65 Daigou for you to consider.
As compared to
Hope this helped to make your decision-making process a bit better!
I'll be sharing my recent purchases as well as my OOTD with certain items from Taobao in my next post :)
Do stay tune!
Haha you'd be surprised by how unbelievably cheap some items are!
Oz Speciality Coffee is another hidden find along Upper Thomson Road, sitting humbly at Thomson VII which many might not of of yet. They serve specialty sandwiches and coffee of good flavor. Don't miss out their breakfast mains such as the Smoked Salmon Platter and their Big Breakfast!
I was a little wary of this because I'm not a fan of peppermint and I'm don't usually like the minty aftertaste which reminds me of a certain brand of toothpaste. However, there was a good blend between the syrup and peppermint and it tastes fairly good. Fans of peppermint should definitely try this!
Salmon Platter - $18
(Served with generous servings of buttered scrambled eggs + smoked salmon slices + multi-grain toast + tri floral honey in a jar + mesclun salad tossed in honey vinaigrette + home made toasted almonds + tomato)
I didn't know what made me happier - the fact that I was greeted with 6 thick slices of smoked salmon or that the jam was served in such a dainty jar that added plus points to the presentation The salmon was a tad salty at the start but tasted just right when accompanied with the flower honey jam. The scrambled eggs were creamy and smooth.
Big Breakfast - $14
(Served with generous servings of buttered scrambled eggs + streaky bacon strips + large pork frankfurter + specialty jam into a jar + multi-grain toast + mesclun salad tossed in honey vinaigrette + home made toasted almonds + tomato)
The only difference between this and the salmon platter (apart from the raspberry jam) was the sausages and bacon. I was a fan of the sausage because it was flavorful and juicy. Bacon, on the other hand, was too salty for my liking. The raspberry jam was not as sweet as the honey flower jam but that also made it less fragrant.
The food took awfully long to be served even though it wasn't crowded when we went.
The cafe is really small so do be prepared to seat outdoors, unless you're willing to squeeze side by side. I posted a photo of their interior seating and yup, what you see is what you'll get. This cafe would be great for groups of 2, if not 4 pax which is the max that can seat comfortably outdoors.