Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Recap -- May 2016

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Ken and I always thought May is a "month of celebration" and "month of splurging too much $$". You will understand what I meant by reading further..

1)While everyone were enjoying their day off on 1st May, Ken and I joined for charity run 7km in Johor with his friend. He registered us end of April without me saying "yes,i wish to join" and he just pretended I agreed on it. Since his friend paid for the registration fees, I have to obey and we stayed overnight at his friend's place as the event started early next morning. I finished the whole 7kms without complaining and pretty much enjoyed it. The highlight of the event was I got to eat Korean food after the run with his friends. Never knew Korean food can be that delicious after starving for half day.

2)It's my birthday month!! I'm officially 31 years old and I felt that times passed too fast without my realizing it. I felt yesterday I was only 18 and now I'm 31. I feel great to be 31, but what a shame that I never blog about my birthday. I received so much love and birthday greetings from my families, husband and friends. Over the weekend, my coworkers invited Ken and I to play "Xcape Room" in town..which we never make through the whole games in an hour. Ken and I took a day off on my real birthday and we went to Johor to eat and shop a little -- currency attack is real!

3)I did my first road trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur with Ken using our own bike! Ken always wish to do this and finally his wish was granted by me. 6 hours journey was tough but some sort of adventurous too. Of course, we did stopped for a rest at the rest stations and grabbed food. During our journey home to Singapore, we visited Melaka for few hours. Melaka has the most historical buildings and arts in Malaysia and I truly hope we can stay overnight. Perhaps, we will do it again next round.

4)30th May was our 9th years anniversary as a couple. We didn't do anything fancy on that particular day as we did a lots of shopping on 25th May (my birthday). But I'm still glad that we survived 9 years together whereas we went through a lots of thick and thin, almost called it off sometimes...but ya, we survived!! Cheers to 9 years!!

5)I went superb crazy with Korean beauty products this month - especially Innisfree & Etude House. Blame "Descendants of the Sun".. all the Korean artists owns dewy and radiant skin whereas I'm envy of. I watched hundreds of Youtube videos to learn how to do Korean makeup and read tons of reviews on Korean beauty products. I added a lot of new stuffs into my normal skincare regime and hoping to do review soon on them..so watch out :)

Recap from previous months - January, February, March, April


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Korean Beauty Review: Innisfree Cedar Wood Hand Cream

Who watch "Descendant of The Sun", please raise up your hand!!! Yeah..high five!! Don't you agree Song Jong Ki & Song Hye Kyo are the perfect couple >.<  After finishing all the episodes, I decided I should add Korean beauty products into my daily regimes..Korean have the most PERFECT / SMOOTH skin ever.

I passed by Innisfree few days ago to grab some foundation and highlights. Members who purchased certain amounts will entitled for monthly promotion. One of the item given to me was Innisfree Cedar Wood Hand Cream. No girls will survive well without hand cream and so do I. Such a thoughtful gift, Innisfree.


INNISFREE

Innisfree, the pure island where clean nature and healthy beauty coexist in harmony. Innisfree is a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.


INNISFREE CEDAR WOOD HAND CREAM

A moisturizing hand cream with the coolness and cripsness of Jeju's tree-lined street where a wide expanse of cedar trees stand


HOW TO USE

Wash your hands, take out an adequate amount and rub softly into your hands


PACKAGING

My first impression when I saw this hand cream was "Oh, this is travel-sized hand cream..it's too small for daily use". But when I started to use it since last week, I developed some love with it. It contains 30ml cream, although the hand cream is small but definitely travel-friendly product for everyday use. Currently, this hand cream is sitting comfortably in the corner of my bag without taking too much extra space and weight. And it has layer of seal too!


TEXTURE & SCENTS

With a very creamy formula, it is easily being absorbed into my skin leaving a very refreshing cedar wood scents. Not sure how the smell of cedar wood? Go and buy one...hehehehe


WHERE TO BUY

This hand cream is available in Innisfree's outlets for retail price of S$6.00/piece. Or Qoo10 for S$6 too excluding shipping fee. Or some others relevant online retail webpage too.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Although the formula is thick and creamy, my skin absorbed the cream easily without leaving my skin feeling greasy or oily. My skin felt soft within application. From Innisfree's webpage, I found out that there are other scents available too..so I do believe I will purchase more in future.

*this product is a gift from Innisfree whereas entitlement for free hand cream is to purchase up to certain $$*

Friday, May 13, 2016

Review: Biore Marshmallow Deep Clean Facial Wash

If you're currently staying in Singapore, you will definitely understand me well. This two months, we're having drastically hot and humid weather with little rain. I prefer to stay in air-conditioned room instead of going outdoor, although I still have to go out to buy my lunch.My skin changes drastically too during this few weeks to superb oily and dehydrated skin. I'm planning to switch my skincare anytime soon, and I found Biore Marshmallow Deep Clean Facial Wash.


BIORE DEEP CLEAN FACIAL WASH

The new Biore Deep Clean range consists of two gentle yet purifying cleansers that can effectively cleanse the skin deeply and remove excess sebum, yet sealing in the essential moisture and healthy oils to prevent dryness and hence, leaves skin feeling moist and refreshed.

Oil Control-Biore Deep Clean range helps to deeply cleanse dirt and oil from the pores and reduces extra sebum, without drying the skin. The gentle yet purifying cleanser ensures that the skin is cleansed thoroughly to help you enjoy shine-free face all day

Improved Skin Purifying Techonology(SPT)-Cast away your fear of suffering from dryness after daily facial cleansing. The new and improved SPT ensures that dirt and excess sebum are removed more easily and washed off more efficiently. Thus, preventing the loss of essential moisture from the skin and helping to improve skin condition, leaving the skin feel moist and soft.


INGREDIENTS

Water, Propylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Myristic Acid, PEG-150, Potassium Hydroxide, Laureth-6 Carboxylic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether, Laureth-4 Carboxylic Acid, PPG-9 Diglyceryl Ether, Sodium Carbonate, Alcohol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrgenated Polyisobutene, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol


PACKAGING

I love the size of the bottle (150ml) as I can squeeze the bottle into my luggage bag for traveling purpose. Credit to the Kao for adding in the "secure clip" which benefits me a lots as I don't have to worry all the cleanser goes off everywhere in the luggage.


HOW TO USE

Pump appropriate amount of foam (1-2 pumps) onto palm and massage onto wet face. Rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid pumping in excessively wet conditions.

Attention: Do not shake bottle so foam can be dispensed properly. Place on flat surface before dispensing.


TEXTURE & SCENTS

It has white, fluffy bubble foam lookalike marshmallow in ultra fine foam to cleanse better on skin. It is bouncy and did not drip at all. Once dispense, I get to smell light scents of lemon and it is quite refreshing.



MY THOUGHTS

I have being using this facial wash for a week. There is not much changes on my skin which I still have pores and and my skin still get oily in the afternoon. But.. I did felt refreshing and my skin is superb soft every time after wash. I didn't expect to get such softness but this facial wash really surprise me! I don't mind to keep using it now :)

WHERE TO BUY

Retail price S$13.90, available at all pharmacies, hyper & supermarkets, beauty stores, departmental stores and selected mini marts from 5th April 2016 onward.

You may read reviews from other bloggers here


-Beauty begins when you decide to take off all those sebum away-

*this product is sent to me by Biore & Sample Store - all my reviews above are sincerely my own*