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Hello from London! I’m currently on my annual London trip to see my sister with my family and to enjoy this amazing place so apologies for my lack of updates. I’m also visiting a few other countries while I’m here, mainly Switzerland & France take advantage of the cheap budget flights around Europe. I’ve been hard at work filming my vacations and my Switzerland vlog is up already on my youtube channel! I’m heading to France tomorrow morning and will start in Nice first!  I don’t want to leave my blog dusty so I thought I would let you know my top 5 picks to go make-up shopping in London! I hope it comes in handy if you’re thinking of visiting here too.

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These last few days, I have had the pleasure of trying out the brand new Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Skincare range! It will be out in June 2014 on Singapore shores and so far, it really is working for me in the oil control department. I thought I would share more about this range with you especially if you are an oily skin sufferer like me. I always end up looking like a disco ball at the end of a long day but I have seen improvement with this range in my oil production. I am also surprised at how fast I could see results.

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The first star of the show is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser (SGD $43, 150ml). What is amazing about this range I feel is that it is not only fragrance free, it’s oil-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free. If you have sensitive skin, this is a dream skin care range and is great for people like me who are very prone to breaking out. I really like how it’s taken the effort to be free of all these potentially irritating characteristics.  This cleanser is armed with two active ingredients – the Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract that helps skin store and retain moisture – even in the driest weather conditions. This plant actually thrives in super dry environments in the Australian Outback and it also has high concentrations of potassium. The cleanser also contains Lemon Fruit Extract that has astringent and antiseptic qualities that help freshen and stimulate sluggish skin.

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It’s always a good thing to hear about new products a little earlier than everyone else, especially when they haven’t hit the stores yet. So, here’s a new one for you –  the Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle and Pore Reducing Cream (let’s refer to it as the PWPRC)! This new cream from Kiehl’s will only be available in stores next month (in May) and is a brand new anti-ageing and wrinkle fighter cream!

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But you’re probably thinking  - Roseanne, you’re far from getting wrinkles, you’re only 22! True but did you know that the loss of elasticity in your skin begins in our twenties? Maintaing elasticity is fundamental to preserving our supple faces – it keeps us from forming facial lines. The Kiehl’s PWPRC is unique because it uses two ingredients – Copper PCA and Calcium PCA. I mean have you ever heard of copper skincare?

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To be honest, the first time I saw Cetaphil was  when it was stacked up in my parent’s bathroom. My Dad swears by the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser which was recommended by his dermatologist  for helping cure his skin condition at the back of his neck. He has been using it every day and has seen massive improvements . Yet it wasn’t probably the first time I heard about it either. Cetaphil has long been a holygrail product that is not only effective but affordable .  I remember way back  when the first time I used it and I fell in love with it’s non-soap formula. Like an old flame,  I’ve fallen in love again so when Cetaphil contacted me to be their Cetaphil Facebook Expert Tips Ambassador, I couldn’t be happier.

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Fancl to me has always been one of those brands I’ve wanted to try  for so long, but never got around to doing it. From the super bright store lights, to the beautiful sales assistants dressed to the T, I’ve always been curious at what they had to offer. I mean c’mon, Japanese beauty products belong to a whole new world and I happen to be a fan of the whole thing. Not only do they offer skincare, they also offer supplements to just about any womanly ailment out there, whether it’s fiber  to slimming to hormones for skin clarity. I find that pretty cool.

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Switzerland is probably known for chocolate, a stack of beautiful mountains and of course natural solutions for skincare. Ujene Skincare is an international icon from Switzerland made with only the finest and purest Swiss ingredients  so when they contacted me, I couldn’t resist checking them out. In fact, so much detail goes into this skincare line that every ingredient can be traced back to its source and origin!

The Puriste Collagen Collection aims to do three things – plumps, firms and lifts instantly. The main ingredient in all of these babies is something called OVILUXE. It is a top grade stuff that is natural, bio compatible, cell adhesive and 99% purity triple helix collagen. With OVILUXE, your skin becomes a moisture-magnet , plumping up with vital moisture within your skin. It is also free from parabens, formaldhydes, PEG’s, mineral oils, paraffins, essential oils and synthetic fragrances and dyes amongst others. So if you have sensitive skin, this is probably a holy grail product for you! Here’s a showcase of the collection and my first impressions!

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My friends say that halving an avocado and scooping it with a silver spoon into thy mouth is one of the best feelings for them in the world. It’s in our sandwiches, even in our sushi, and now it’s being bottled by Crabtree & Evelyn. But honestly,  it’s no surprise. Avocados happen to be one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world – packed with caretonoids (the stuff that helps your eyes) and rich in omega three fatty acids that not only make you smarter but can also make your skin glow with natural and healing properties. I say the perfect solution to brains and beauty? Just maybe.

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I have some exciting news to announce! I’m ambassador! No, not ambassador of Singapore, silly (I wish).  This post marks my first online ambassadorship with VanityTrove.com! I’m so excited. As their ambassador, I will be responsible for unveiling each month’s trove to you here on roseannetangrs.com. Plus, I’ll be holding random giveaways every now and then and I invite you in advance to attend all of them.

If you haven’t read my previous post on VanityTrove, VanityTrove hand-picks a set of themed beauty products and delivers them to your doorstep every month. It’s a fantastic concept and I totally love the picks that VanityTrove gives out including high end brands like Lancome to Clinique and niche brands like Yadah. It’s absolutely perfect for people looking to try new products every month or to expand your beauty knowledge about what’s swimming out there. And, hey who doesn’t like surprises delivered to your doorstep, either that or you, my friend, have a crush on the mailman. I wouldn’t blame ya. So let’s see what’s in January’s Trove shall we?

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Don’t you hate it when you just want to try a product but you don’t want to spend a hundred bucks buying the full-size? Story of my life. Don’t you wish you could just get a sample of the product? Well, thankfully, there are now websites like VanityTrove that send you a series of samples every month to try to your pleasure. It allows you to try a range of products without dishing out the extra pennies so when they contacted me, I was happy to help them out to tell you more about this beautiful box of surprises.

VanityTrove boasts a great concept. Once you choose from a monthly or yearly subscription, Vanity Trove will hand deliver you a series of samples in a themed box. Whether it’s December and the holiday season or February and Valentines Day, you’ll never know what they’ll send you next. These samples may be from yet to be discovered brands or timeless and cult classics! Nevertheless, they will send you 4-5 hand picked and deluxe sample size beauty products. You can also send these boxes as gifts to friends and family. They were nice enough to send me their December box so let’s open it up shall we?

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Exams are just around the corner and not only is it time to bring out the tim tams from the kitchen closet, highlighters and different colored pens out, but it’s also time to take special care of your skin. The minimal amount of sleep, the less than honorable diet of comfort food and the stress can make zits pop up faster than you can eliminate them. I always make sure I have face masks ready to brighten up the skin so I can fake a few hours of sleep when I’m out and about.

A few weeks ago, I did a giveaway on my facebook page about one of my all time favorite masks – the Leader’s Clinic Clinie I.P.L Whitelux Masks. A few days later, Cossy.com.sg asked if I would like to try out the Leaders Clinic Insolution Masks. Impressed by the Clinie line, I was more than happy to try out what they had to offer. Here’s an informational haul from the awesome package that they sent me and read on till the end to find out how you can win a box to call your own!

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Today, I’ll be talking about butter. Not really the kind you slathered on your pancakes this morning but rather the ones that The Body Shop makes which happen to be one of their signature products.

The Body Shop Body Butters have been around for ages, and scented with scrummy fruits like my personal favourites including Pink Grapefruit, Passionfruit and Papaya. I love those smells! Acting as an all over body moisturiser, these creamy products provide softening and moisturising benefits to the skin. When I came to The Body Shop office in Singapore to collect the prizes for the upcoming contest (I know, awesomeness!), the lovely Fiona dropped some magic into my bag. What’s the magic? Body Butter Duos. In fact, the Body Shop has recently upgraded these Body Butters and have stocked their shelves with new Body Butter duos! In this post, we’ll take a first look at these one-pot wonders.

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Very recently, Dermalogica Australia sent me an email regarding a new skincare line called Clean Start. I was familiar with the line already from allthatglitters21′s video of her updated skincare routine in which she featured these products that were also given to her.

When I saw the email, I was like Oh em gee, It’s Dermalogica! I very happily took on the challenge to review this entire skincare line. Here’s the haul post. If you’re unfamiliar with how things get done here, I make two posts. The haul posts tells you everything about the line and the products that were given to me. Wait about a month and out comes the review post like a bun in the oven. Let’s get started.

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This is a bit overdue on my terms but the first week I was back, I had a nice lunch with Virginia who distributes Leaders Clinic products to Singapore at Cedele (one of my favourite places to eat – Chicken and Wild Mushroom Soup to die for and their Mushroom and Feta Tart). She thought I might be interested in trying a few of their products out to give my own opinion about their masks and things so here’s your informational haul :)

About Leaders Clinic:

Leaders Clinic Clinie is a very popular skincare company in Korea, formed by a group of well-known Korean dermatologists who created their own mark in the skincare company scene. In fact, they’re so popular that they average about 500,000 masks sold monthly and are undoubtedly the hottest clinical brand in Korea. Not only Korea either – it’s loved in Japan, China and Hong Kong and I managed to snap a picture yesterday when I was in Hong Kong at Mannings (Guardian):

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I know, I know, I have been absent for far too long. But before you whip out the ruler, I have been concentrating on school, uni, commerce, and subjects. You know the boring stuff of my life (sort of). So it’s justified! I have just gotten fast internet, changed my provider and I don’t particularly feel like doing work right now because I am in a celebratory mood. Yes, faster internet makes my upload time dwindle from 11 hours to 1 hour. What’s not to love?

If you’ve been following my twitter (which you should at: www.twitter.com/roseannetangrs), you’d know that I’m currently using the Erno Laszlo products that were sent to me a few weeks ago but I never put up the haul video because I wanted to wait for my faster internet.

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