I spent last evening learning about the wonders of yeast. Not how it makes our breads rise, but how it benefits our skin. This special yeast even has its own name and branding: Pitera™.
Welcome to the world of SK-II, "often considered one of the most expensive beauty brands in the world", according to Wikipedia. Gulp.
Check out the price tag ... $416 for the price of beauty.
Now, if you know me, my skincare routine involves cleansing-and-moisturing-if-I-can-remember. So, when I got the invite to attend this SK-II Tea Party, my curiosity for chi chi skincare was piqued and of course I said yes. Besides, there was promise of food. Mmmmm ...
I was not disappointed. Pastries as far as the eye can see ... OK, I jest.
These were nice! Especially the green ones. I thought they were matcha-flavoured, but they turned out to be pandan. Yum.
Just so you know, I put my best face forward. Hey, I was representing food bloggers! Heavy responsibility, people. I have to show 'em that we look as good as our food. LOL.
With my sweet Beauty Consultant, Jia Yi. She used a handheld whatchamacallit scanner and took photo samples from all parts of my face, including a keratin swab from under my chin.
Tadah - the results! Smoother skin than the average person! Thank you, fish oil!
Almost invisible pores! Wooo ... thank you, dad & mum, for passing on your good genes.
Those weren't all. She tested me for sebum level, elasticity, colouration, moisture and some others I can't remember now. It was quite ghastly seeing your own skin magnified on the computer screen. LOL.
40 days - that's how long this bottle should last ... if I can muster up the discipline for that long.
There were only 7 of us at this party, so it was a cosy gathering. I got to meet some really nice ladies, like Arissa & Dawn and Esther. I have to thank Arissa for being so sweet and offering to take photos for me when I had my skin analysis done. Thanks, girl!
After all of us had our skin analysed, we sat through a short talk by SK-II Trainer, Ms Cindy Cheong.
Here are Cindy (right) and Mandy (left) from SK-II.
The rest of the Beauty Consultants watched along with us.
At one point, I volunteered my hands.
(Bottom left) Shoes a food blogger would wear. (Bottom right and top right) Shoes fashion bloggers would wear.
Before we left, every one of us received a lil bag of SK-II goodies. I'll be trying them out for sure, and if I manage to transform into Japanese beauty, Koyuki ... I might just post a big photo of my face here. Hur hur hur.
But till then, it's back to my real everyday beauty regiment: Eat well, Live well, Laugh a lot. Of course, a little help from miracle water is not going to hurt either. We'll see ...
If you want to know more about SK-II and the seasonal gift sets they have available, click on the ad on the top right of my blog. Thank you, SK-II, for an enjoyable, girly evening. And thanks to Nuffnang too, for helping arrange everything.
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And now, some Orchard Road photos for my overseas friends and readers, taken on my way home. Don't worry, I only took them when I stopped for the red light. No dangerous driving, I promise.
The Christmas light-up. And very busy streets. Loads of shoppers!
"Glitzy Christmas by the Bay". Hmmm ... Christmas in Singapore is ALWAYS a glitzy affair.
The Christmas tree at Raffles City.
Lights hanging from the real trees that line the streets.
Last photo before I hit the highway ...
Hope you like the photos. Come visit Singapore!