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I am so incredibly lucky to be sent some samples for review by Red Apple Lipstick! I’ve been on the search for a holy grail, all natural lipstick that will not dry out my lips like most lipsticks do, and I think I’ve found the one.

Red Apple Lipstick CHOOSE to use safe ingredients, chosen carefully from the most respected ingredient suppliers in the world. And from there, every product is made in the United States in small, boutique batches. Their products have no petroleum, no animal bits, no gluten, soy, dairy, corn, harsh chemicals or GMOs. They also use quality ingredients like Vitamin E to help moisturise lips and manufacture their products in small batches, to ensure the freshness of each and every one of them!

Not forgetting, they have a great customer service and also an amazing 6 Month Money Back Guarantee! Within 6 months, if you don’t think its the best product in the world, you can exchange it or get a refund. Cool! (But you’ll definitely love what you get, trust me.)

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I was sent 2 lipsticks – Audrey and Strawberry Lips and samples of Love My Kiss and the Rallye Balm.

All the lipsticks sent to me are very wearable and I can wear them on a daily basis!

Audrey –

It is named after Audrey Hepburn, of course! “Audrey is a beautiful, pink-based neutral shade from our “Spring of ’61 Collection”.
This shade has no sparkle, but amazing shine, and reminds us of Audrey Hepburn’s signature style and grace. Perfect for women of all AGES AND SKIN tones, we’re Audrey’s biggest fan!”

This is a very natural shade and it has pink undertones with a slight glossy finish. Audrey is one of RAL’s best selling shades and it’s the kind of colour which every girl has to own!

Here are the swatches for Audrey(Left) and Strawberry Lips(Right) :
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Strawberry Lips –

“Strawberry Lips is a gorgeous brown-kissed red. It does not have any sparkle to it, but it does have a subtle shine.
This sophisticated color goes on a bit more sheer than it looks in the tube, giving you maximum control over the depth of color you wear! APPLY 1-2 swipes for a light color that is more of a dark nude pink.
APPLY a few more swipes for an irresistible wash of red! Strawberry Lips is one of our best sellers.”

This is my FAVOURITE! The colour is perfect. I love both pink and red undertones. Strawberry lips has a red undertone. I like how I can control the intensity of the colour with the number of layers applied. It’s awesome! The lipsticks does not only give some life to my face, it also moisturise my lips like a dream. I have fallen in love with RAL and will probably be purchasing a few other shades!
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Love my Kiss –

“Love My Kiss is the perfect shade for those who love the look of a red lip without creating such a bold statement. It’s a perfect blend of red and pink, giving you a gorgeous color that works with most skin tones and flatters women of all ages.
Apply it lightly for a sheer wash of color or apply a few more layers for a color that reminds us of the inside of a watermelon!
Gluten Free? Heck yeah! It’s what we specialize in.”

When I first saw this colour, I had doubts. However, knowing that I could actually control the opacity of the colour, I felt pretty relieved! I’m not a fan of bright-coloured lips, but I love the look of it. I’ve always been afraid of wearing a shade too bright and that my friends will start noticing my lipstick from afar. With this colour though, I have nothing to worry. It is bold, but not in your face kinda bold. It’s just nice! I love it.

Rallye Balm –
“Rallye Balm is uniquely designed to knock chapped lips out of the ball park – forever! Rallye Balm is a high quality, 100% gluten free Vitamin E suspended in a special, cold pressed Castor Seed OIL.”

This is also one of their most popular products. It is their one and only lip balm. Just like all their other products, this is very moisturising as well. On days when I want no colour on my lips, I use this! It has a semi glossy finish which I love. Chapped lips are a thing of the past with the Rallye Balm and the Exfoliating Stick, also from RAL!

For more information, you can visit them at:
ral
WWW.REDAPPLELIPSTICK.COM
http://www.facebook.com/RedAppleLipstick
http://www.instagram.com/redapplegirls

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Hi! If you read my review on the treatment I did at Audreys’ Salon, you should already know where this post is headed to.

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I am going to do a review on some products from YAROK Haircare, sent to me by the founder of Yarok, Mordechai Alvow and Audrey from Audreys’ Salon of course!

FEED YOUR VOLUME SHAMPOO

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 Raise your hairs’ volume and lower your carbon footprint with this luxurious, naturally foaming shampoo. Treat your senses, your hair and your scalp to this herbal aromatic blend of organic and all natural herbs, flowers, vitamins, minerals and essential oils that visibly plump normal to fine hair. My thoughts: I think that this shampoo is very clarifying, really helps to get all the unwanted build up on my scalp! Because it’s very clarifying, I use it only once or twice a week, which is good enough! This is priced at $58 for the 8.5oz bottle. My hair is long and quite thick so I usually get very less volume near the crown. This shampoo gives me the volume I need. I only need a little bit for it to lather up, which is amazing as it doesn’t contain the chemical – Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Hence, this bottle is going to last me a long time. It also has a herbal scent, due to all the flowers and herbs infused in the shampoo.

FEED YOUR VOLUME CONDITIONER

Condition your hair and help improve the condition of the planet using many of the same sustainable, nourishing, plumping ingredients as Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo. This conditioner will seal in moisture and promote volume and manageability, with the three superior moisturizers: Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, and Aloe Vera. Its warm and earthy aroma from wildcrafted essential oils of Sweet Orange, Rosemary and Vetiver is slightly less fruity than the shampoo. Our conditioner, of course, is free from chemicals, alcohol, sulfates, parabens or animal testing. My thoughts: Silicons, silicons, silicons. I always find that in other conditioners! Yes they do make your hair look “soft” but when you stop using them, your hair will look more dead then they have ever been! This conditioner however, conditions like a dream and does not contain all of those harsh chemicals unlike the other brands. This is priced at $58 as well for the 8.5oz bottle. I use this in conjunction with the Feed your volume shampoo. It has a sweet scent.

FEED YOUR ENDS

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Prevent damage from heat styling while helping prevent global warming. Protect your ends with this nutritious, leave-in conditioner spray, packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils that nourish hair prior to blow drying or heat styling. And join Yarok in helping protect one of the world’s greatest natural resources, the Amazon Rainforest. My thoughts: This is one of my favourite products from the line. I am currently more focused on making my hair as healthy as possible. Hence, this product is a must! This doesn’t have a very strong scent as compared to the other products from the brand. I spray this in when my  hair is damp and when it is 50% dried, I could already feel that it’s getting significantly smoother and softer. I think that my hair will become very healthy with continuous usage of this product!

FEED YOUR CURL

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With Vitamin-Infused Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Oils of Jojoba and Grapeseed. Essential Oils of Orange and Ylang Ylang
Everyone wants what they don’t have. And now you can have the curls they all want. By locking in moisture, healing split ends, putting an end to frizz and defining each and every sumptuous ringlet. Just nourish and twirl damp curls with this moisturizing, healing styling crème made of Organic Oils of Jojoba, Grapeseed and Meadowfoam, Vitamin-Infused Aloe Vera and Argan Oil and Essential Oils of Sweet Orange, Bitter Orange and Ylang Ylang. And if you think your curls feel good afterward, you’ll feel just as good knowing

This is a styling whip and curl defining cream. However, this is way more than that! I like how this does not have any sticky feel to it but yet still defines my dying curls! You can use this as a hair mask too! Just apply it onto damp/dry hair, whichever works best for you, and leave it on for about 30 minutes and you’re good to go! It comes in a 8.5oz and retails for $62. For such a huge tub, it’s actually pretty worth the price. I have been looking for a holy grail hair cream that contains no chemicals and repairs my hair, and I think I might have found the one.

I was also sent 3 fantastic serums to review. – FEED YOUR YOUTH, FEED YOUR SHINE AND FEED YOUR SUNSHINE.

Feed your Youth

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With Pure Yarrow and Avocado Oils Now you can keep your hair young and beautiful and help the natural environment survive for generations to come.
This powerful blend of pure essential oils packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants are responsibly harvested and provide the ultimate longevity-promoting treatment for all hair types. A key ingredient is Yarrow Oil, which is prescribed for dry skin conditions while Avocado Oil is among the most therapeutic and vitamin-rich oils.

This product retails for $50 (1oz). It is an anti-ageing treatment for the hair and scalp. It’s really hard to find a scalp treatment that does not weigh down the hair after washing it out. This, unlike any other, does not weigh down the hair. Instead, it leaves my scalp feeling really clean and yet healthy! With continuous usage, I am most definitely going to see a difference in the amount of hair I’m losing everyday.

FEED YOUR SHINE 

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Now you can make your hair shine to the max with as minimal impact on the natural environment as possible using just a few drops of this powerful blend of organic and all natural vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and essential oils.
Yarok Feed Your Shine drops absorb quickly into the scalp and hair, deeply penetrating, conditioning and bringing out hair’s inner sheen, while contrasting highlights and protecting your hair from the damaging effects of hot styling tools.
I use only about 2 full pumps of this product and it can already cover my entire hair! A little goes a very long way with this. The smell does not linger, however it is very strong the moment you pump it out. There’s a pretty strong herbal smell, as with almost all Yaroks’ products. Which I personally, do not mind. I apply this after showering, when my hair is still damp. After it dries, I can tell that it got significantly shinier! This actually gives not only the illusion of healthy hair, but also makes my hair feel incredibly soft. (Ofcourse! There are natural vitamins and essential oils in this.) This 1oz bottle retails for $46.
FEED YOUR SUNSHINE
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With Organic Aloe Vera and Black Currant Seed Oil Now all hair and scalp types can be protected from harsh pool chemicals and the damaging effects of the sun with this powerful and protective blend of organic and all natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and responsibly sourced oils. And after harsh exposure to the sun, your hair and scalp can be soothed and re-hydrated.
Feed Your Sunshine is also specially formulated to replenish and combat over processed hair, free radical assaults, product overload, every day stress and may even ease dry scalp conditions like dandruff.
Last but not least, a leave in hair serum! This is supposed to be a before/after swimming treatment. I don’t swim as often as last time anymore, but this is still beneficial to me as it’s summer all year round over here in Singapore. You can use this or feed your youth as a pre colouring treatment! So the harsh dyes will not damage your hair as much. Just like your face, your hair also needs sun protection and we tend to neglect that protection. The harmful rays of the sun will dry out your hair and damage it. I have never came across a sun protection product for the hair until I tried Feed Your Sunshine! I am definitely intrigued by this product and I am confident that you will love it as much as I do. This bottle retails for $50(1oz).
I have finally come to the end of the review. I am currently obsessed with the brand and will most probably repurchase it when I run out. Hopefully, I will be able to review the Feed Your Moisture line and Feed Your Do! Not only do their products work, they also donate 3% of its annual profits to The Pachamama Alliance, a non-proift that protects over 10 million acres of rainforests in the Amazon. All their bottles are also recycled and biodegradable. How amazing is that?!
For more information, you can visit :
yarok
WWW.YAROKHAIR.COM (Outside Singapore)
Product inquiries: info@yarokhair.com
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WWW.AUDREYSSALON.COM (Official Distributor for Yarok Hair in Singapore)
56 Sembawang Road, #01-04 Hong Heng Mansion Singapore 779086 Tel: 64581200 info.audreyssalon@gmail.com EJ x

Hello! I am back with another Flenco review. I have been using a range of products from them and I’ve been loving them so far. Today, I will be reviewing the Tea Tree facial scrub and Rose Mud Mask.

TEA TREE FACIAL SCRUB

A refreshing blend of Dead Sea minerals and black mud combined with Tea Tree oil.
Assists in preventing acne and pimples by gently cleansing the skin to remove
a build-up of excessive oils but which still locks in moisture to prevent over-drying.
It will rejuvenate your skin with minimum irritation and maximum benefit due to
the enhanced benefits of Tea Tree oil.

My thoughts:

I feel that this scrub really gives me that once-a-week cleanse I need for my face! It really helps exfoliate my face and give me that baby-butt smooth face I longed for ever since. Unlike any other facial scrubs, the exfoliating beads are not harsh at all and does its’ job! Also, a little goes a long way and this jar is probably going to last me a long time. It comes with a small spatula and just a tiny scoop with it is all you really need for one usage! Priced at $80, considering that it will last such a long time, it’s a good buy!

ROSE MUD MASK

A perfect blend of Dead Sea magical black mud and rose oil to help fight acne
and honey that has a natural purifying and lifting effect.
Honey is known to be a natural skin softener used in formulation
as an emollient, and a humectant. This blend actively draws
pimples to the surface, detoxifies bacteria, minimizes
appearance of pores, absorbs excess oil leaving skin clear,
clean and refreshed.

My thoughts:

I can’t say enough good things about this mask. It’s incredible! The moment I apply it onto my face, I could feel a tingly sensation. I knew then that it was definitely doing its’ job! This 90ml glass jar is priced at $80 and also comes with a spatula for easy and hygienic applications. I use about 5 scoops using the spatula to cover my entire face! So yes, this jar is probably going to last me a long time too. After every usage, I see a difference in my face. Iti really brightens it up and help combat my acne that I’m blessed with every once in awhile. This is one skincare must-have for me and I don’t think I am able to live without it! I use this once a week.

If there’s one product you have to try from Flenco, it has definitely got to be the Rose Mud Mask! 🙂

For more information, you can visit/contact them at:

WWW.FLENCO.COM.SG

For more information please visit them at:
131 Tanglin Road,
#02-17 Tudor Court,
Singapore 247942
email: info@flenco.com.sg
telephone: 6733 6672 / 8123 2781

EJ x

As some of you may know, Salon that uses organic and natural products are pretty hard to come by. Especially here in Singapore!
Today, I am going to be reviewing the Yarok treatment that the lovely Audrey did on me, featuring a scalp scrub!(what?)
Yes, Initially I didn’t know what a scalp scrub was or does. She then explained to me that it was similar to a facial scrub, but it’s for the scalp! It is to help exfoliate it and remove all the gunk that even shampoos can’t! Exactly what I needed, it’s been so long since I even used a clarifying shampoo.

YAROK – I didn’t know about this brand until Audrey happened! I fell in love with their brand upon knowing that they are all natural and even their packagings are biodegradable! They use herbs/plants and essential oils in all their products.

Firstly, Audrey examined my hair to determine the type of treatment I needed. She then concluded that I had an oily scalp, which is no surprise considering the nations weather!
She then proceeded to shampoo my hair with the..

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YAROK FEED YOUR VOLUME SHAMPOO thoroughly, making sure my hair gets really cleansed before the treatment. The ingredient list didn’t have any chemicals at all and I’m really surprise that it still lather up like a dream! (Even without Sodium Laureth Sulfate)

Next, she rinsed my hair and applied the scalp scrub. Once she has applied it layer by layer, it became a shampoo-like consistency! This doesn’t have to be left on, it just needs to really be massaged all over to get ur scalp thoroughly cleansed!

Rinsing that off as well, she applied the

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YAROK FEED YOUR YOUTH and the FEED YOUR CURLS DEFINING CREME

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This is a multi purpose cream – you can use it as a cream to define your curls, or as a mask! In this case, she applied it as a mask. She only used 2 fingers to scoop out the product and it’s already enough to cover a chunk of my hair(I have pretty thick hair). After coating my hair with all that goodness, she placed a steamer around me so it will help my hair absorb the product better! Audrey then went through with me the range of products from Yarok and also explained more about it to me, which I will go more into in one of the next posts! 20 minutes later, she rinsed my hair and the treatment is almost done!
Time for some leave in of course 🙂

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She sprayed the YAROK FEED YOUR ENDS leave in conditioner

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And the FEED YOUR SHINE serum all over my hair.
I could already feel my hair getting softer during the mid rinse!
She blew dry it and voila! Beautiful, silky and healthy hair I have never seen in quite awhile.
Overall, I’m really please with Audreys service and the treatment was one of the best I’ve ever tried. & knowing that the products are all organic and natural, this treatment definitely made it to the top of the list!
Yarok, a brand that I’ve never encountered until I visited their website.
You can get all the amazing products from Yarok that Audrey had used on me in this treatment from :
WWW.AUDREYSSALON.COM

For more information, you can contact/visit them at:

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56 Sembawang Road, #01-04 Hong Heng Mansion

Singapore 779086

Tel: 64581200

info.audreyssalon@gmail.com