Summer is all about the sun, sand and beach but for someone who is super conscious about UV rays and whitening, proper skin protection and after-care is important as well! This summer I am working with 3 of my current favorite beauty brands to bring you a specially curated Fab Summer Bag! These products are tried and tested by yours truly, sealed with my mark of approval 😉
Together in the bag you will also find a very special local nail polish sticker brand and some really fun band-aids in case of summer bumps 😛 I have 5 of these bags to giveaway, so stay tuned till the end of the post to find out how you can win them!
My best discovery this summer must be ORBIS’ Sunscreen Powder (case $11, refill $29, sold separately), a compact powder that my blogger girl pals and myself just can’t stop raving about! Containing SPF 50+ PA++++, this compact powder helps absorb sebum and provides effortless touch-ups on the go. The 2-in-1 makeup and sunscreen comes with a soft and fluffy powder puff mimicking the effects of a brush so my makeup looks light and natural even with multiple reapplications!
I had specially requested for ORBIS’ Sunscreen on Face Light ($18) together with their Sunscreen Powder as the combination works together flawlessly! The wide protection sunscreen is formulated with 80% beauty serum for long lasting moisture and is tinted for colour correction so I can skip the foundation during weekends and give my skin a break. The bonus – this product contains ultra-lightweight Hybrid Airy Powder, tripling up as a primer that naturally concealing pores for soft-focus finish. Kudos!
Have you heard of a makeup remover that feels and works like an oil-base remover but is completely oil-free? I was mind-blown when I first used The Cleansing One ($38) oil-free makeup remover and had to double check the ingredients for traces of oil! Its sensor catch technology eliminated waterproof makeup, grime and environmental pollution effectively like a cleansing oil, without the oil 🙂
Together with ORBIS best selling Powder Wash + ($25), the duo is dubbed the ‘All-time favourite Cleansing Set’. I have clogged pores issues and this enzyme foaming cleanser reaches deep within the pores to break down my stubborn pore-clogging components. The fun part is whipping the original powder form into a thick creamy foam with just a few drops of water. I love the feeling of the fluffy lather working gently on my face – the after-feel is comfortably clean and non-drying! I have been using ORBIS Powder Wash + for 2 years and can’t wait for my 5 lucky winners to try them!
I’ve recently rediscovered the brand after my first encounter with it in 2015 through it’s Hydra3HA line. It must be fated since our relationship rekindled through the same range, reformulated and even more impressive! I’ll be sharing with you ladies more about the range but first, let’s get through summer with a fresh and invigorating sensorial escape! Traveling in summer can be a hot and sticky affair and all I want is a refreshing shower before some dinner and drinks to complete the day. That’s why I look forward to a mini pamper with my Lemon & Petigrain Travel Size Body Escape Lotion, Gel & Scrub set (Total $79). I absolutely love the idea of a floral and citrus combination for an invigorating wash – gives me the feeling of ‘done & dusted’! I’ve got them in travel size for you so you can pack it in your beach tote or for your next vacation! Taking about the beach tote, Sothys has kindly prepared one that’s classy and roomy to carry all your summer essentials! I personally adore it!
The Body Shop
Finally a body cream where I can apply straight after shower without having to walk around naked or stand in front of a fan waiting for it to absorb! The Body Shop BodyYogurt ($20) gel-cream texture takes only 15 seconds to work on damp skin and absorb while providing up to 48 hours of hydration. I can attest to that! My personal favourite is the Mango Body Yogurt and I just can’t stop using it! The 100% vegan and comes in 5 refreshing scents. Definitely a keeper especially for the humid weather we have in Asia!
Not forgetting summer face protection, The Body Shop has also launched all-in-one Face Mist ($12) in 4 skin-loving, nature-inspired formulas. Each spritz sends up-lifting hydration, refreshing skin and make-up! My favourite is the mint mattifying one for my oily combination skin.
I always have a heart for local brands and try to support local as much as possible thus it was pure joy to know Wendee (Dee) and her partner Kee, a lovely enterprising couple who came together to help women achieve beauty at the fingertips, literally! From florals to the galaxy to Nasi Lemak (National Day spoiler alert!), I can have all these gorgeous designs ‘painted’ onto my nails while commuting on the train. Yups, you’ve probably guess it right! They are Nail Polish Wraps ($12.90 each) and by far the best I’ve tried, a proud moment as a fellow countryman 😛 EmmezingNails’ nail polish wraps consist of 3-in-1 material (base+nail polish+top coat) that are amazing thin and features breathable pores causing no damage to your nails at all. There is also no drying time, no smell, non-toxic and does not chip so mommies and child care-givers can use them! My gal-pals can’t stop gushing over my nails! Each packet comes in 12 different sizes of nail wraps fit for asians and a complimentary disposable nail file.
What’s summer without all that water sports and fun under the sun? We tend to get a few knocks and bumps once in awhile and the next bad news about getting a cut is an unsightly plaster over the wound >.< Wound care does not have to be boring, in fact, the bandage should make you feel batter inside and outside thus Hansaplast created the limited edition Don’t Worry Be Happy plasters ($4.90 each)! When I first glanced upon the plasters, I had the urge to use them as diary stickers 😛 Now a cut can be a fashion statement 😉 Don’t Worry plaster is exclusively available in Watsons while Be Happy is in Fairprice and Watsons.
Here’s the great news! I have not one but FIVE of these Summer Fab Bags worth $296 each up for grabs! Each bag will contain:
- A set of ORBIS Sunscreen Powder case ($11) & refill ($29), Sunscreen on Face Light ($18), The Cleansing one ($38) & Powder Wash + ($25)
- A set of Sothys Lemon & Petigrain Travel Size Body Escape ($79) and a beach tote bag (worth $29)
- One Body Yogurt ($20) & one Face Mist ($12) from The Body Shop in random flavors
- 2 sets of EmmezingNails nail polish stickers in random ($25.80, $12.90 each)
- One set of Hansaplast BeHappy & NoWorries plasters ($9.20, $4.60 each)
How to win
- Follow me on Instagram
- Leave a comment on the giveaway post on Instagram sharing what’s your favorite thing about Summer and tag 1 friend. You may tag as many times as you want for a higher chance to win. Repeated tags will only be counted as 1.
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This giveaway ends 20th August 2018 and open to readers residing in Singapore only. If you didn’t win this giveaway, no worries! There will be more giveaways and seasonal curated boxes to come so make sure you stay subscribed to receive news when they are out!