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Trying out New Japanese Eye Makeup Products Feat. SANA Singapore
Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Watch to find our first hand experience with SANA Cosmetics Singapore

Watch to find our first hand experience with SANA Cosmetics Singapore

Featuring my special guests/friends/‘sisters’
to test out these ‘eye-opening’ products with me. 
They always say, the more the merrier isn’t it :D

We really had fun filming this video together
and I must say my friends are very qualified to be makeup testers.
Because no joke, the amount of makeup they have is insane.
And they will be the ones to go to if you have any makeup product enquiry.
They will always be the ones telling me, which product rocks and which product doesn’t. 
So I figured out it would be great to let them try out these Japanese makeup products!  

Products we tried:
1) SANA Super Quick Melty Gel Eyeliner
Available in Black & Dark Brown 
(U.P $22.90) 

2) SANA Newborn W Eyeliner EX 
Available in Black & Dark Brown 
(U.P $24.90) 

3) SANA Maikohan Intense Black Liquid Eyeliner
(U.P $23.90) 

4) SANA EXLASH Curl Mascara
Available in Long & Volume
(U.P $24.90) 

5) SANA Powerstyle Eyelash Curler 
(U.P $17.90) 

SANA Cosmetics Singapore is a leading Japanese cosmetics brand which brings in Japanese cosmetics.

In a nutshell: 
- We genuinely enjoyed and loved the products @sanasgp sent us.
- We feel that their products are of quality and worth the money. 
- We now appreciate Japanese makeup products so much more after getting to try them out. 
- We would repurchase these products.

Our Top 3 Picks:
1.  SANA Super Quick Melty Gel Eyeliner
2. 4) SANA EXLASH Curl and Volume Mascara
3) SANA Powerstyle Eyelash Curler 

You can purchase SANA’s products from:
- SASA Singapore
- Selective’ by SASA
- BHG Singapore 
- John Little Singapore
- Nishino Pharmacy 

For more details about SANA Cosmetics Singapore you can check them out at,



As always, feel free to pop me a question if you have any enquiries!  

Thursday, November 19, 2015.

I’ve heard your requests and I’m excited to announce that my first spree is now 

Do kindly read before proceeding: 

1) Items on sale are posted on my Carousell Account - nicolechangmin
2) Items will available for collection in Singapore from 20th - 23rd Dec 2015
3) Meetups will be conducted to my convenience, preferably central/east Singapore
4) Items will only be purchased once payment has been confirmed
5) Full refund will be provided back to you,
 if your item happens to be unavailable at the point of purchase.
6) No exchanges/refunds once item has been purchased.
7) Accepting limited orders as there’s only so much space my luggage can hold 

It’s my first time doing something like that,
so I’ll seek your patience and understanding if I happen to lack in any area.

However, I’ll try my best to cater to all ya’ll.
Due to timezone differences (-13hr), pardon me if I take awhile to reply.
(It’s school submission period too)
I’ll still reply you in the end, don’t kanchiong. 

I’ll still be updating my Carousell page with more goodies that 
I feel are worth the buy as I go about my trip so  continue to stay tuned!
Also, feel free to let me know if there’s anything specific you would like me to add on.
I’m open to suggestions :) 
Thinking of adding food/ clothes maybe? Hmmm 

Once again, 
only take part in this spree if you’re patient enough to wait till 20th December 2015.
Just nice before Christmas, buy many many gifts for your loved ones!!! 

And if you’re afraid that I’ll run away with your money or mia or something,
oh comonnnnnnnnnnn. 
I’ll be right here, promise x 

and feel free to pop me any questions, if you have any ;)

So, happy shopping & happy holidays x

USA Beauty Haul
Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Haul may sound like a boring word but I tried my best to make it not:

As requested, the products I've bought and used in the US so far.
Sorry if I sound too eggcited in the caption, that's because I am! Excited to share,
 try and review all these products with youuuu ;)

Pardon the lengthy video and speedy choppy speed as I was trying to
 squeeze as much content in as possible. 11 products in 8 mins is no joke.

Products listed: 
1) Panda's Dream - So Cool Eye Stick
2) EOS lip balm - Strawberry Sorbet
3) Wet n Wild Glitter Eyeshadow 
4) Kat Von D Eyeliner
5) Marc Jacobs O! Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara 
6) Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
7) L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream
8) Curél Rough Skin Rescue
9) Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 
10) Ultra Repair Cream
11) Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins 

Interested in me opening up a platform for you guys to purchase products that are only available in the US? Let me know and if the response is good, I'll see if I can work something out :) 

Special thanks to @x.xiuyun, @mabelsjh & @sixteenthletter for recommending the featured products. 


Ask.fm for questions:

Sunday, October 4, 2015.

Watch it here:

So it's been a month since I've settled down in Philadelphia
and it took me quite a lot of getting used to. 
The food, the culture, the climate. 
Really missing Singapore right now
but I'm still soaking up the whole Philly experience
that I'm glad I can share with you guys.

Not sure if this 'style' of video will appeal right to you guys,
so do let me know by commenting or giving me a thumbs up
so I know if I'm going in the right direction.
After all it's a whole new learning proccess :) 

Will definitely try to update YouTube more frequently, 
I'm really thankful to have supportive friends and family who
encourage me to keep uploading videos.
They really give me an extra push do to what I like.
(I stopped making videos for sometime as I was getting really 
self conscious and didn't feel that my videos were up to standard *shugs*) 
But I'm stepping out of that light and letting more of my personality shine thru YouTube.

Happy watching, 
- nicolechangmin       

Curl it right with Salondechoix
Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Decided to get my hair permed 
before my long hiatus to the states
so it will have a natural bounce to it
and easier to style and maintain. 

I did their Korea Bubble Perm
and snipped of 3 inches from my hair. 

and bounce bounce bounce! 

Here's what it looks like,
simply blow dry your hair in a curled manner
and the curls will form. 

Simple, loose, bouncy waves! 

They are having an 20% OFF Anniversary Promotion
till 30th September 2015

The Salon is located in a convenient area in town 
Just behind Orchard Central:
3 Killiney Road #01-06
Winsland House 1
Near KPO

Visit: www.salondechoix.com
Call: +65 68362959
Email: reservation@salondechoix.com
for reservations
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 8:30pm daily

Just mention my name 'Nicole Chang Min'
to get a 15% discount 
on usual days.
The person responsible for all my hair magic is Chester Soh (: 
Instagram: @salondechoix

My Current Skincare Routine feat. Dermagold
Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Watch to find out my current skincare routine + giveaway at the end: 

Dermagold is a homegrown skincare line created by 2 talented and inspiring Singaporean women,
the brand has been around for 10 years and recently had a revamp to their look.
(That's probably why you would find the brand name familiar
but the packaging and branding to be a little different) 

Dermagold's products are specially formulated to suit the humid weather in Singapore.
All products are lightweight but filled with effective, active ingredients
that do not leave a sticky or uncomfortable feeling after application. 

I personally have sensitive skin,
and find their products to be very soothing and kind to my skin so far. 
(So if you have sensitive skin, Dermagold would be ideal for you)
Skin care may require discipline to religiously apply the products,
but trust me the results are worth it. 
Their products are also great for layering and do not clog your pores! 

This is not an ad as I chose to review the products myself
and Dermagold was willing to collaborate with me to make all of this possible :)
Currently, I've been using their products for 2 months
and will continue till I finish up my products. 

They were also kind enough to send me more products from their
range for me to try out but my current favorites are their: 

1) Miracle C+ 
(Dermagold's Star product, won an award for Simply Her Editor’s Rave, below)
2) Radiance Toner 
3) HA Booster
4) Premier BB Sunshield 

All in all, I've been loving this range of products 
they have nourished and treated my skin well. 
Dermagold aims to help people achieve pure, radiant and naked skin
which they dare to bare! 

However skincare can be subjective,
so it's totally fine to pick out products that would best suit your skin's needs. 
All in all it's a trail and error journey and I'm always excited to try and test out new products! 

Want to have a try with Dermagold too? 

Good news is that, Dermagold has offered to giveaway their
'Basic Trio System Set
(worth $153)
which is the basic skincare you'll need to keep your skin glowing and hydrated. 
It's really simple and easy to win

1) Like and Share the YouTube video above
"Day & Night Skincare Routine with Dermagold"
2) Head over to www.dermagold.sg
to sign up for an account with them. 

 How to sign up:

 Visit their page and click on any tab on the sidebar,
scroll to the bottom of the page and look for 'My Account'
Click on it.

You will be directed to this page to 'Create an Account'! 
Tadah, as simple as that

3) And you will stand a chance to win!

* Contest ends on 31st Oct 2015 
Winner will be announced on Dermagold's Instagram page (@dermagold_sg)
so remember to follow them or you will miss out on the announcement of the winner


Want to purchase Dermagold's products?
Dermagold has come up with some special promos for my readers:

Show this post by Nicole Changmin to enjoy the specials (valid till 31st Dec 2015):

1. Buy award-winning Dermagold Miracle C+
 and get a Sheer Sun Protector SPF30 worth $39 free

2. Buy minimum 5 Dermagold products of what
Nicole Changmin is using to enjoy 10% off

3. Buy minimum of 6 Dermagold products to enjoy 8% off

You can get Dermagold's products from: 


1 HarbourFront Place
#01-10 HarbourFront Tower 1
Phone: +65 87263383
Email: mintaesthetics@gmail.com

Hadara Aesthetics Boutique 

23 Lorong Telok #01-01
Phone: (65) 6969 3022 
Email: info@hadaraaesthetics.com





CO2 Mask [Ad]
Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Our face is always in need of a good boost and hydration. 
I was recently sent this box of CO2 Mask from Co2mask.com to review
so here we go: 

This pack is specially for skin hydration 
and I was really intrigued by it.
Because, I'm actually quite a science-y person,
 who is easily fascinated by the world of science and it's chemicals.
So the title C02 and the bright blue hued gel instantly got my attention.  
Each box contains 5 masks. 

And, oh gosh did it really look like a science experiment hah! 
Each pack of mask contains the gel and the co2 mineral powder.

To get the hydrating C02 mask to work,
You'll have to mix the gel mixture with the C02 powder provided. 

Simply snip off the corner of the packet,

and mix it evenly into the gel mixture. 
You'll need to be quick and mix the solution in 10 - 15 seconds 
However, it's totally fine if not all the powder dissolves.

You'll be able to see the chemical reaction forming with bubbles in the mask

Apply the mask generously onto your face,
to allow all the nutrients to be absorbed into your face while the gel is still reacting. 

I feel that the mask is really soothing and hydrating,
I usually leave it on for an hour (even though 30 mins is sufficient) 
as I feel that the mask works to it's full potential when left on for a longer period. 
You can just leave it on and carry on with your usual routine while your skin is getting pampered. 
As my face is pretty small, I usually have excess and
will apply the remaining gel mixture onto my neck :) 

They have many different kinds of CO2 masks to cater to your various needs:
Aqua Therapy
Whitening Therapy
Acneless Therapy 
Anti Wrinkle Therapy 
Spotless Therapy
Soothing Therapy 

They also carry various serums,
and I tried out their Whitening Serum which contains Vitamin C and Arbutin.
It helps to brighten and lighten complexion. 
The dropper tip helps application to be precise if you only want to lighten certain areas or dark spots. 

There's an on-going giveaway going on: 

Simply follow @co2mask on instagram
and post a pic on your instagram stating 
why you wish to win a packet of CO2 mask of your choice (worth $80)
with the hashtag #co2mask 
and you're on your way to winning! 

Also, quote 
for 15% discount 
on all items from their page!

For more details check out: 



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