Saturday, July 27, 2019

J Studios - Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial Review

I have tried facials from many different salons and I know it when a facial is good or not. It is good to always try out other salons just to have a gauge of whether the current one you are going is good enough.

I was delighted when I had the chance to go to J Studios for a facial session. The salon had a clean and sleek design and the second floor is where the individual facial rooms are. Some sneak peeks of the beauty salon in their flagship store at Haji Lane:



I was here for their Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial. Yes you heard that right, CHOCOLATE FACIAL! Exclusively available at J Studios only, this Chocolate Facial uses Bernard Cassiere's cocoa care series and the chocolate is edible! 

From the J Studios website: To develop this Chocolate treatment, Bernard Cassiere joined with an Italian chocolate master, Mr Walter Bovetti. His chocolate contains 64% of pure cocoa (crushed fruits) for providing hydrating, toning up and regenerating properties. Bernard Cassiere is one of the chocolate leaders in the beauty product industry, the chocolate facial treatment was introduced in the 10th Chocolate Show, Porte de Versailles in Paris (France) in 2006. The success was immediate and there was a mad rush with the chocolate addicts over the world.

So, what's so good about this Chocolate Facial?
  • Formulated with natural cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate that is rich in antioxidants and anti-free radicals
  • Targeted at soothing stressed urban skin types, while providing protection against environmental damage

Benefits of Chocolate Treatment
  • Repair
  • Detoxify
  • Protects the skin
  • Promotes skin glow


Who is this beneficial for?
  • Those with stressed skin
  • Those with dehydrated skin
  • Those with tired skin caused by environmental damage (UV and Pollution)
  • Those with bad lifestyle habits (tobacco, alcohol, lack of sleep)
  • Stressful individuals
  • Chocolate lovers

The steps for this Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial was similar to what facials normally entail:
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliating
  • Massage
  • Extraction
  • Masking




Glad to say that I enjoyed my experience at J Studios a lot! The beautician was gentle and I felt very comfortable throughout the whole session I could have fell asleep! (couldn't sleep as I had to film and take pictures of the process though)

During the masking session, I could actually eat the chocolate. Visit my Instagram post to see a video of my facial session with them.

After the session, I had a chocolate drink to complete my Chcolatey journey.


They also have some in-house skincare and perfume products, and of course Bernard Cassiere products for sale in the store.



Facial is a very intimate session that only you can decide for yourself whether it is actually good or not. I could feel that the strokes and pressure used by the beautician was very professional and comfortable, which in turn makes me feel very relaxed. You should be feeling very comfortable throughout your facial session, and not feel like anyone is too harsh on your skin or pressuring you to buy their packages etc.

The folks at J Studios were so professional and made me feel so comfortable, I highly recommend their facial services. They have some on-going promotions, so simply check them out and head down now for a first trial!

Haji Lane Flagship Store
31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224
Opening Hours: 10.30am-10pm Daily
Tel: +65 91828565

Jurong Classic Store
352 Jurong East Street 31 #01-131, Singapore 600352
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10pm Daily
Tel: +65 91828565

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Les Parfums de Farcent Review

I have never liked using air fresheners in the house due to their artificial scent; the fragrance is too strong for one moment and then lasts for just a while. For diffusers, I find that some of their designs do not blend into my room design, while the good ones are way toooo expensive.

Therefore, it was a good timing for me to be introduced to Taiwanese brand Les Parfums de Farcent (LPF), the first perfume-type of freshener here!

Products in the market have limited scents, but the LPF fragrance was developed by a renowned European perfume house, with each product having a unique scent and long-lasting effect. They have 3 different types of fragrances:
  • Star Magnolia
  • Freesia & English Pear
  • Sea Salt & Wood Sage
And they come in 2 forms:
  • Perfumed Diffuser
    • Made from Japanese plant deodorizer
    • Uses innovative odour elimination to bring fresh air
    • Fashionable/modern design; unlike other fresheners you see in the market
    • Shaped like a perfume bottle, creates a nice touch to the house as a display
    • Lasts up to 4-8 weeks
  • Perfumed Sachets (3 pieces per packet)
    • Fashionable design with a modern touch of simplicity
    • Freshen your wardrobe/car/cabinet/handbag
    • Last up to 30 days

Direction of use:

Perfumed Diffuser
  1. Unscrew gold cap from glass bottle and remove plastic plug
  2. Screw the gold cap back to the glass bottle
  3. Insert the PET reed sticks
  4. Place product on flat surfaces and wait for the fragrance to release
  5. Adjust the number of PET reed sticks to control the aroma concentration

Perfumed Sachets

  1. Remove perfumed sachets from pouch
  2. Insert ribbon through the hole at the top of the sachet
  3. Hang it in wardrobe, car or simple place it in your drawer, cabinet or handbag

I used 2 PET reed sticks in the Perfumed Diffuser as I like subtle fragrances in my room.

For the Perfumed Sachets, you can use it in your wardrobe, and also in your bag! 

Personally, I liked the Sea Salt & Wood Sage fragrance best, while the Star Magnolia is sweet, with Freesia & English Pear sweet and refreshing.  

Where to get LPF?

You can buy it on Sample Store. There is a special promotion for members – Diffuser at $9.90 (u.p. $12.90) and perfumed sachets at $4.90 (u.p. $5.90)!

Alternatively, you can also buy them from Fairprice, Sheng Shiong, K-ART Showrooms and e-Store, as well as Qoo10 and Lazada

These actually make great gifts for special occasions such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Birthdays etc.

Good News!

I'm sure you would like to try it out before getting them at the stores. You can now redeem free samples from Sample Store! Just click on the below to get them:

*Products are IFRA certified, safe and of high quality scented materials.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

VitaRealm Anti-A.G.E. Essence Review

My friends all know I love desserts. 
Like seriously, dessert is life. No joke.

However, do you know that sugar causes aging? 

In fact, the recommended sugar consumption per day is 6 spoons but a cup of milk tea with pearl actually contains 20.5 spoons (GASPS). All this excess sugar reacts with the collagen in our skin in a process called glycation, causing our skin to lose elasticity and volume leading to wrinkles, fine lines and dark pigments.

Therefore, I was delighted to try 2 boxes of the VitaRealm Anti-A.G.E Essence. This purple bottle of goodness is formulated with Youth Revival Complex, a synergistic combination of fruit extracts that help to re-energize skin cells and fight sugar-induced skin aging. It naturally reduces the damaging effects of sugar on skin, boosting skin rejuvenation. 

The brand has 3 types of essence drinks, namely - 

  • Whitening Collagen (blue)
    • For dull skin tone, dry skin, uneven skin tone, dark pigments
    • Helps to brighten skin, even out skin tone, lighten dark pigments
  • Skin Perfecting Essence (pink)
    • For sensitive skin, troubled skin, acne-prone skin, acne scars, enlarged pores
    • Balances sebum production, heal acne and scars
  • Anti-A.G.E. Essence (purple)
    • For thin and dry skin, sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines
    • Hydrates and firms skin, reduces sugar induced skin damages (wrinkles, fine lines)

So for the purple bottle I tried, there is a mild taste of collagen, but the sweet fruity flavourings masked it pretty well. Note that I said, PRETTY WELL. Strongly advise to drink it chilled for a better and more refreshing taste.

Here is the ingredient list.

My thoughts after 16 bottles?

Before and After photos:

Pardon my bare face!

Can't tell from my before and after photos unless you scan my face really up close. But I could definitely feel the difference after 16 bottles. Skin feels more smooth and supple, and I felt like my laugh lines seem to have lightened.

Do note that like every other beauty drink, the effects will last only if you continue to drink it regularly without fail. The same theory applies to you applying your skincare and moisturiser every day and night!

There are 8x50ml of essence in each box.
Purchase from their online store ( at $49.90 with free doorstep delivery for SG orders or from Watsons stores. Good news! They are currently selling it at a discounted price of $39.90 (limited time only)!

Good news!
I will be holding an Instagram Story giveaway for 2 lucky winners starting 23 July 2019!
This giveaway is for you to identify you skin concerns, and stand to win the beauty drinks that addresses those concerns!

  • I will be posting this template below on my stories, where I identify my main skin concerns.
  • Will be posting that same empty template for you guys (just press down and hold on igstories, then screenshot)
  • Identify your own skin concerns, tick and fill in the form with your beauty colour

To qualify for the giveaway:
  1. Account must be public
  2. Follow @vitarealm and @cindi1601
  3. Tag both @vitarealm and @cindi1601
  4. Share the form that you filled in with your skin concerns and beauty color 
  5. 2 Winners will be picked by VitaRealm Beauty to win 1 box of 8 each (will be based on the beauty color of the winners)
Good Luck!