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Skincare is one of the most basic and important part of beauty. As the saying goes: Prevention is always better than cure. Just ask any beauty professionals. Most would probably agree that having a suitable skincare routine is key to achieving flawless skin. Needless to say, it’s much easier and logical to spend a little more time applying your night creams than spot concealing in the morning.

So I’m always trying out new skincare. Besides getting bored of using the same products over and over again, I’m also under the impression that my skin changes regularly and thus would require different products from time to time.

I’ve tried the range from Herbalife Skin for over a month now and here’s my thoughts on the line.

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CLEANSERS (150ML TUBE)

They’ve sent me 2 cleansers; the Soothing Aloe one for normal to dry skin and the Polishing Citrus one for normal to oily skin. I would consider my skin type to be normal leaning towards the dry side. And I thought both would work rather well for me.

However sadly, the Polishing Citrus Cleanser had dried my skin out. I persevered using it for about a week before switching because I wanted to see if it really is the culprit to my flaky and tight skin. Indeed it was. At first, I was loving it. The fresh scent of Orange and Grapefruit together with the deep cleansing micro-beads really appealed to me. But results otherwise.

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The Soothing Aloe Cleanser on the other hand, seems boring as a normal transparent liquid soap. However, with Aloe Vera as the main ingredient, its moisturizing properties really helped in hydrating my skin. The soap lather up slightly just enough to gently remove all the dirt and debris. After washing it off, my skin is left feeling clean, soft yet hydrated.

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Have you noticed that the products are labelled in numbers? That’s because they have such a wide range of products and one may get confused (like me!) about it. So by labeling them makes things easier and clearer.

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ENERGIZING HERBAL TONER (50M SPRAY BOTTLE)

The next step after cleansing is to tone the skin and Herbalife’s range offers one that sprays. What’s great about it is that it has an alcohol-free formulation that is definitely good news to sensitive skin. The act of spraying the toner on the skin is just like misting and the coolness of it is just perfect on a warm day. I enjoyed using it in the mornings but not particularly at night, since it’s cooler then.

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LINE MINIMIZING SERUM (30ML AIRLESS PUMP)

I usually apply my eye products before my serums, but since the products are numbered the other way round, I heeded their recommendation. I’m used to liquidy serums that has a lighter, thinner consistency and this is definitely not one of them. Though thicker, it still spreads well and the feeling that is left behind is one that is smooth and non-sticky.

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HYDRATING EYE CREAM (15ML AIRLESS PUMP)

Looking just like the serum, their Hydrating Eye Cream within the same range is thick. I’m really afraid of using thick eye creams for the fear of them being too rich for the skin around my eyes. So I used this sparingly. Because of its rich and thick consistency, it does the job well in hydrating my eyes but took some time in absorbing into the skin.

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MOISTURIZERS

Herbalife Skin range also offers 2 kinds of moisturizers, to cater for different times within the day. Daily Glow Moisturizer for the day and Replenishing Night Cream before I go to bed. Both are of similar consistency and reminds me of their serum and eye cream. Though the product is on the thicker side, I felt it wasn’t super hydrating enough for my dry skin.

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SCRUB & MASK

Last but not least are the treatments series within the line. I wouldn’t recommend you to purchase both but rather based it on your skin type even though both are suitable to used for all types of skin. For dryer skin, I felt the Instant Reveal Berry Scrub works better to get rid of those flaky, dead skin. On the other hand, their Purifying Mint Clay Mask works great for oily skin types where the clay would soak up the excess sebum left on the surface.

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Although it’s a scrub that involves physical scrubbing with the seeds, it’s gentle and the act of exfoliation is minor yet effective. After using it, my skin felt baby soft, silky smooth yet not tight at all! I would definitely recommend this one.

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I’ve had my fair share of clay masks, including the famous Queen Helene Mint Julep one that everyone was crazy about in the past. Herbalife Skin’s Mint Clay Mask is something similar to that. However, I felt that it doesn’t stings as much and is smoother to apply. Queen Helene’s clumped up a whole lot which made it a difficult process. After using Herbalife’s, my skin felt very clean, as if the mask had an army to help cleanse my face. However on the down side, as per all clay masks, it is a tedious process to wash it off.

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The Spa-Lon – One of the leading pioneers in the field of beauty and science. With the belief that one could lose all material possessions except self-confidence, they aim to build confidence in customers to flaunt their new found beauty.

And I agree.

I have friends who have undergone treatments (Back Acne, Hair Loss) at The Spa-Lon and improvements have shown thus improving their confidence. Although I have yet to try out their services, the results of my friends’ treatments seems promising.

And now to complement their services, they have rolled out their new App to bring convenience to you. Here are some features that you would expect from The Spa-Lon App.

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GETTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU

Before getting into the app itself, there will be questions to help make your experience with their App a more interactive one. Questions such as allowing them to access your Current Location, sending you push notifications and offline caching of information are prompted.

These are not just for fun. They want to use your location so that they could provide you the directions to their stores. Prompting you with new notifications in case of any updates promotions (who doesn’t like discounts?) and offline caching of information to help you save data.

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CALL THEM EASILY

Once you got into the main page, there will be 3 Light Blue tabs at the near bottom of the app. The 1st one is to provide utmost convenience to customers so they’ll be able to call specific outlets with a touch of the screen! Just click and the app will call automatically.

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PROVIDING DIRECTIONS

This is where the Current Location comes into play. The 2nd tab is to help you get your way round Singapore so you’ll be able to get to your specific outlet at the shortest route possible. I wouldn’t mind that!

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REWARDS YOU

With the Rewards tab at the bottom, indicated by a present/gift, customers are able to enjoy rewards such as free gifts! You’ll be brought to a page where you’ll be able to access different reward cards, if available, and collect stamps electronically.

Ever find yourself losing such rewards cards and have to restart your stamps? No more with the app. Everything will be saved virtually and you can be rest assured that your redemption is saved.

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EXPRESS INTEREST TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS QUICKLY

This is an awesome feature as well! How many times have you tried to call the outlets to book an appointment but the line is always engaged or nobody ever picks up the phone? I know those happened to me numerous times.

Now with this Book It service, simply fill in your details and a staff will contact you to help confirm your booking! Just note that using this service does not mean that you are guarantee a booking, it just shorten and simplifies the booking process for you so you don’t have to keep waiting on the line, praying someone would pick up the phone soon!

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INFORM YOURSELF

Lastly, get informed with the breakdown of all the services that The Spa-Lon offers within their Services tab. You’ll be able to educate yourself via the App and do not have to fumble around the website or call any outlets.

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DOWNLOAD NOW!

Download The Spa-Lon App now! Available in both iOS and Android systems.

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Am I back with another TaoBao haul? You bet I am! And this time, I have not succumbed to the gorgeous clothes that look oh-so-good on the website but disappointed me completely either by not fitting me right or just not the same as they are shown online.

This time, I played safe.

The items that I picked up for this time are those that are rather straight forward. It’s either a hit or miss. Items including iPhone covers and cutlery that sure will be able to meet my high expectations. I’ve got to admit, all of the items are up to par this time and this may probably be my favourite Sea TaoBao haul of all time via 65daigou!

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Check out my other TaoBao posts:
TaoBao Haul 2014 – 65daigou
Shop at TaoBao with 65daigou!
Sea TaoBao Haul – March 2014

SHIPPING & AGENT FEES PAID

Shipping wise, the total weight of my loot is 5.52KG and I’m charged for 6.07KG. Thus, I paid S$25.10 shipping fee and S$9.41 agent fee. As I have bought around 19 different varieties (Pouches as 1, all tattoos as 1 etc) of products, it came to around S$1.80 for each variety of item.

BLACK BUCKET BAG (¥29 S$6.04)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39785289175&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

Quite a cool bucket bag, unique in its own way. I love how the base is sturdy and the material is rather top notch. Suitable for those dress down days yet still able to maintain a little bit of style by slinging this bag over the shoulders. And how cool is the wooden sphere?

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BLUE WHALE CANVAS BAG (¥29.99 S$6.25)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39994587840&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

Another lazy-day bag that I think would be suitable for those casual Sundays. Adorable whales floating around the deep blue ocean. I chose the one with 2 different kinds of straps for a bit of variety fun.

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BLUE WHALE POUCHES (¥11.98 S$2.50 FOR BOTH)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=40024925690&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I, of course had to get the similar Whale print pouches in 2 different sizes to match the canvas bag. A messy bag is a definite no-no, so these help.

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THUNDERSTORM CAP (¥21 S$4.38)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39426546458&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I have been searching for the perfect snapback cap and I am still looking for one. This cute Thunderstorm headwear is adorable but not quite the perfect cap for me. It’s well-made too! Super adorable for those bad hair days.

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ELASTIC WAIST BELTS (¥24 S$5 FOR BOTH)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=19458491947&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

Elastic waist belts are a staple in my wardrobe and I just had to get in 2 colours to match my outfits. I would have gotten more in more colours.

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They even gave me a little free gift!

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VARIOUS TEMPORARY TATTOOS (¥0.50 – ¥0.77 S$0.10 – S$0.16 EACH)
http://shop100946375.taobao.com/category-639866089.htm

I’m fickle and definitely not brave enough to get myself inked. So temporary tattoos are a god-send! All these for only less than S$0.20 each? *pats myself on the back*

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WOODEN CHOPSTICKS & SPOON SET (¥9.50 S$1.98)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=20106916428&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

A wooden cutlery set that comes in a cloth bag. Looks rustic however I doubt it will last very long. For the price, I’m not complaining!

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WOODEN FORK (¥12.60 S$2.63)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=25588188231&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

A slight different in the design from the wooden cutlery set, this fork is shorter and has string wrapped around at the handle. Again, I doubt this one will last that long either.

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WOODEN HONEY SCOOP (¥12 S$2.50)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35390050995&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I’m sucked into purchasing this just because the honeycombs look too adorable! This one is made from a slightly better type of wood and finish better so I guess it’ll stay in my kitchen a tad longer.

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WOODEN SPREAD (¥6 S$1.25)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35392516096&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

Another item that is not necessarily a must-buy item, it is nice to have though to luxuriously spread butter on toast. Trying to act all atas. :/

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SILICONE DOUGH BAG (¥28.50 S$5.94)
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=20442195155&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I have been intrigued by this product for quite some time now and so I got it. You could place all the ingredients into the dough bag and knead without getting flour all over your kitchen counter and your hands. Looks promising and I’m looking forward to trying it out!

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3D WATERMELON IPHONE COVER (¥27 S$5.63)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39097887304&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I always must buy iPhone covers whenever I shop at Sea TaoBao. This 3D watermelon one took my breathe away on the website. But simply blown me away when I received it. I didn’t realized that it’s 3D and the quality is pretty good too. I love the acrylic pop-up water-colour effect so much!

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RAINBOW ICE CREAM POPSICLE IPHONE COVER (¥23.80 S$4.96)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=40024716270&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

As seen, I’m already using this. It just feels refreshing to see this rainbow ice cream popsicle at the back of my phone. The cover has a gel-like finish.

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APPLE & DAISY IPHONE COVER (¥42.90 S$8.94 FOR BOTH)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=40338392950&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I love love love the prints for these daisies and apples! Nothing much to say except super cute. The quality is quite good too. And the boxes that they are packaged in? Super great quality as well and definitely reusable.

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WIRELESS SKIPPING ROPE (¥18 S$3.75)
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=39272575010&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

I’ve seen these around and even tried Carousell to score myself a cheap one. But, not one is as cheap as TaoBao’s. Wireless skipping is perfect for small houses and the weighted balls at the end makes skipping with these a definite work out.

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‘MUJI’ CONTAINERS (¥100 S$20.83 FOR 18 PIECES)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35314330096&spm=2014.12193480.0.0

Yes, I’ve spammed on these containers. I have always wanted to purchase Muji’s to organize my makeup however you know how expensive Muji can get. So I did a quick search on TaoBao and am elated to have found that they stock these too! They aren’t authentic of course, but anything to do the job.

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And that concludes my haul! I hope that you enjoyed seeing what I got and perhaps helped you to find some items and safe sellers from the links that I have included.

I just wanted to put it out there that this haul is paid using my own money.

I continue to use 65daigou’s service because it is convenient, easy and very simple to use. If you haven’t tried out their service or was scared to purchase from Sea TaoBao because of the language barrier or complexity, then 65daigou is really the answer to you prayers.

Join 65daigou now and start shopping now!

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