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Hope In A Blog’s FIRST review giveaway! October 19, 2010

In conjunction with the launch of Hope In A Blog, and also Hope In A Blog’s FIRST ever Freebies Giveaway, we are also lauching our Review Giveaways from today!

What exactly is a Review Giveaway?

Hope In A Blog will be giving out sample( s ) to lucky readers for them to submit a review on the item!

Am I Eligible?

Anyone who has a passion for skincare is eligible to enter the Review Giveaway. Of course, your passion must be translated into reviews to share your thoughts of the products with other users.

Are there any conditions to this?

NO! They are absolutely no strings attached. Hope In The Blog will bear expense for all costs including shipping. All we hope for is for readers who win the Review Giveaway be honest enough to keep their end of the bargain and write a review on the products. We trust our readers Sourire

How do i enter?

It’s simple! First of all join us at our Facebook page (click here! ) , be a subscriber to our blog (you can HOPE! yourself by entering your email on the right side bar) , and follow us on Twitter (click here! ). We will be giving surprise Review Giveaways or even Free Gifts from time to time so check back often on our facebook and twitter page.

We will pick a reader for the Review Giveaways on Facebook and Twitter (you’ll see the sneak preview of what we are giving away to review on the blog first)

On Facebook : You’d have to go to our facebook page, and leave a comment (and your email)  on the Review Giveaway status.

On Twitter : Just retweet on the Review Giveaway tweet with your email address!

And of course for those readers who have totally no idea how to use Facebook and Twitter, just leave a comment on the blog (however, you may miss the surprise/spontaneous giveaways on Facebook and Twitter!)

Review Giveaway #1

LJH CELLABEL Time Perfection Cell Active Recovery Balm SPF25 contains Plant Cell Carrier

We are going to start the first ever Hope In A Blog’s Review Giveaway with a BLAST!

Why BLAST? Simply because this thing costs a bomb! It retails for about  48,000 won (30euros – already considered a high end range BB cream).

Packed inside this BB Cream are of course Plant Cells which consists of Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acacia Senegal Flower, Citrus Peel, and Madecassoside.

What are you waiting for?


First Ever Hope-In-A-Blog Giveaway!



To launch this blog, We will be giving away 2 BB creams for free (including shipping) !

Update :

And the winner is…


Click to find out the details !



2nd Gmarket Order

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Was taxed 35 euros !!!! I wish Gmarket was like Sasa, Adambeauty or Cosmo-beauty, where they mark down the price so it can escape taxes! 😦


Officials to test BB cream to ally consumers’ concerns

An official at the Department of Health (DOH) said public health offices have gathered samples of blemish balm cream, commonly known as BB cream, for examination following a media report that some of the products being sold in Taiwan stores have been found to have contained fluorescent dyes.

Some consumers complained that their skin turned blue, and glowed under dimmed lights at night clubs or pubs, making them look like Japanese geishas with heavy makeup or the characters from the movie “Avatar.”

Chang Chi-jui, section chief of the Medical Devices and Cosmetics Division at the Food and Drug Administration under the DOH, said the product samples collected yesterday morning will undergo close examination to determine if they contain optical brightener.

The product that has been highlighted is the IPKN (Independent Professional Korea New Yorker) BB cream from South Korea, where the product takes fourth place in terms of market share.

The Cosmed chain store selling cosmetics and medicines in Taiwan started offering the product in January. But many consumers have bought the product via the Internet.

Separate tests by two inspection agencies and a university professor showed traces of optical brightener.

However, the importing company of the IPKN BB cream said their products have passed the examination of SGS with negative test results for fluorescent dyes.

Chang said no conclusion has been reached concerning whether fluorescent dyes may cause cancer. No nation has prohibited the use of such chemicals in cosmetics, he said.

But the labs of the DOH will carry out tests to allay consumers’ concern and find the truth, Chang said.

He said the supplier did not specify that the product contains the chemical substance when it completed applications to enter the local market.

But the importer will be fined up to NT$100,000, and products will be removed from store shelves for violating the labeling regulations with a discrepancy between product and label, if fluorescent dyes are found in the products, he said.

Some toxicologists at leading hospitals and chemistry professors said fluorescent dyes could cause allergy or even cancer, or harm organs like the liver and kidney, when toxic substances are released from the product.

Chang said the DOH will gather relevant information for discussion by a panel of cosmetics experts to determine whether to ban the use of the products.

BB cream started off as a soothing treatment balm, which dermatologists and surgeons used on patients who underwent laser skin operations. Suppliers said the product represents a recent breakthrough in combining skin care and makeup.

Many women in Taiwan have joined the fad after some Korean actresses began to promote the product for sponsors.