January 31, 2017

[Monthly Project] #2 November & December Empties!! Part 1 (Skincare Products Only)

Monthly Project (January 2017)

#2 November & December Empties!! Part 1


"Monthly Project" is a new segment whereby I will be writing about different topics related to skincare and/or makeup end of each month - to bring more content in a dynamic way, which hopefully could be more applicable and relate-able to you.

Unlike "Weekly Product Review" which only features one product, "Monthly Project" will cover multiple products either by brands, categories, favourites and etc.

Today, I'm going to share with you a topic which I haven't done before, and I really hope it's gonna be a fun reading for you.

Alright, let's bring it on!!

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November & December Empties!! Part 1 (Skincare Products Only)



As the title suggests, today I'm going to share with you the products which I finished using in the month of November & December 2016. I am going to divide them into two parts: skincare products and makeup products.

While running through the products, I will also briefly states my comments after using them, whether these products worked for me, or not. As most of them I got long back then, which I couldn't remember the exact price I purchased for, so I will just put down the current price for your reference.


First, let's see what's on the skincare list:-

1. Bifesta Cleansing Express Sebum Cleansing Lotion (300ml)



They called it "cleansing lotion", but in fact it's just cleansing water to me. They don't have thick and oily texture like lotions do, which still a mystery to me why they named it "cleansing lotion". Anyway. At first, I bought it because I wanted to try on something new. Previously, I really enjoyed using Kao's Bioré Makeup Remover Perfect Cleansing Water. And I have this high hope on Japanese products, which I thought that Bifesta would be just as rewarding as well.

Well, it turned out not that case. Its makeup removing power was just so-so, which I often saw traces of makeup residues while toning my face. Besides, there is this unpleasant chemical smell which I dislike. Neither do I like the feeling while swiping the cleansing water on my face. I just don't like it overall. Of course, I didn't want to waste it, so I just quickly finished off the product, and off the bin it goes.

This product is available at Watsons stores Malaysia-wide. Price is RM29.80.


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2. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner (250ml)



If you ask me, "what you would buy from Etude House?" This Wonder Pore Freshner will definitely on that wishlist. Boy oh boy, I must say, I was really impressed by this product. First thing first, I like the refreshing effect as toner. The texture is water-like, very light on the skin, that's why it is refreshing on the skin.

Most of all, I can see the pore-tightening effect. Usually what I will do is, I soaks the cotton pads with the product and lay them on the targeted area (with large pores). Especially after getting rid of blackheads around the nose. Do this every time when you have breakouts or when you remove blackheads, you can see the result. Pores are tighten, skin around is soothen, less blackheads to be found. Thumb of rule, do it consistently.

This product is available on Althea for RM35 and Hermo for RM36.25.


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3. Innisfree Broccoli Clearing Toner (150ml)



I love to eat broccoli...but broccoli for skincare? Wow, this is new to me. In a split of second, I might thought this is a product from Skinfood (heh). But yeah, Innisfree too is about natural, clean and green ingredients.

As far as Innisfree claims broccoli is great for sebum control, sadly to say, I didn't see big difference after finishing this small bottle. Yeap, 150ml packaging is kinda small if compared with similar products from other brands. It has this vegetable smell (?) Or, is that broccoli (?) The smell of nature (lols) which is unique. Only it has. Be assured, it is a pleasant smell, oh yes, don't worry.

Fairly to say, it was a good, mild and soothing toner. Generally, I think it will make a good basic skincare item that suits all skin types. On top of that, I like its product design: transparent, cute and handy. To me, simplicity is class.

This product is available on Althea for RM23.


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4. It's Skin Power 10 Formula YE Effector (30ml)



This is the first bottle I bought from the Power 10 Formula line. That time I was looking for serum type booster to add-up into my skincare routine. Then I saw this Power 10 Formula line, and I was really amazed that it would so affordable, which got me into thinking of how effective it is.

For instance, YE Effector is better known for skin-reviving, boosting cellular growth and hasting the cellular turnover process to improve skin texture and restore clarity. It claims to have anti-aging elements as well. 

Well, so you will ask me, do you see skin texture improved? I will say, yes, but I just not too sure whether it is because of the YE Effector, or a combination of skincare products which I uses on a daily routine. Do you see less breakouts? Not really, I still have breakouts occasionally, as usual.

What I like the most is that, thou the formula is slightly thick and slippery, it is rapidly absorbed by the skin and formed a thin layer of moisturizing protection. Frankly, it wasn't a great product, but good enough. Not to mention, it is affordable and value for money.

This product is available on Hermo for RM26.50.



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5. Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X -essential- (30ml)



You might have read my previous Weekly Product Review on Skinfood's Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask where I mentioned this product before. If not, you can find the link here. This is by far the most rewarding finding I've got in 2016.

A bit of introduction. This Black Sugar Serum is said made from black sugar and Cheongju, a traditional Korean wine. Once you opened up the bottle, a pleasant rice wine smell can be easily observed. I really love the smell.

It is a watery-type serum, very runny. What I do is, put several drops on my palm and lightly pat the serum onto my face, since I don't want to waste a single drop on cotton pad. The texture is so light that you can even layer the product, maybe 2~3 layer, on your skin for it to absorb more of the goodness.

What is it for? You can use it as toner or a serum to achieve a smoother and clearer skin complexion. As for me, I observed clearer and softer skin complexion after using it continuously for a week. I was thrilled!

The one I bought is actually a sample (30ml). This product is available on Hermo for RM21.09.
The full-size packaging (120ml) comes with its own set of dual sided serum cotton pads. It is available on Hermo for RM104.94.


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6. Nature Republic Whitening & Wrinkle Improvement Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream (60g)


This product has also featured in one of my previous Weekly Product Review. (If you haven't read about it, the link is here)

Yes, this product aren't cheap. It is by far the most expensive moisturizer I ever bought for myself. But seriously, I can see why. Let's go into it's main ingredients: red ginseng extract (antioxidant and revitalizing), royal jelly (moisturizing and brightening), silk amino acid (tightening and nourishing ) and gold (brightening and regenerating). All of these ingredients are already well-known for its goodness for skincare (in brackets). That's why that claimed to be the best complete moisturizer.

At this point of time, you might think, "wait a minute, this sounds like an anti-aging product. well, I think my mum needs that; but for me, no thanks."

Well, if you are 20s or above, I kindly suggests you to start doing anti-aging now. Do you want to look 30s when you're 40s? Do you notice Korean mums are generally look younger than their age? It is no secret that you are advice to start doing anti-aging skincare routine as young as in your 20s! (I hope I can share with you guys more on this topic in future)

Back to our topic. This product can be used for day and night. I usually applies it as my last step of nighttime skincare routine. The cream texture might feel thick and heavy once you applied it onto your skin. But soon the cream will melt and become watery, and formed a layer of moist protection. The moisturizing result is instant and it is lasting (for the whole day/night).

Since I bought it when it had "buy 2 free 1" sales promotion back in South Korea, now I'm using my second one, continually. It's really pricy, but I love this product. 

This product is available on Althea for RM200 and Hermo for RM253.34.


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Thank you for reading until the end (o^∀^o). Please do look forward for the next Monthly Project as I will be sharing with you "November. & December Empties Part 2 (Makeup Products Only)".

'Til the next time. Cheers! ^_^

January 29, 2017

[Review] A'PIEU - True Matte Lip Stick RD03 Hailey

Happy Chinese New Year to you everyone! :D

To add a little more redness into your life, I'm going to share with you a red lip product which I fall for recently. This is a lip product from one of the Korean roadshops - A'PIEU. You might not heard much of it, but I bet you will be hearing more of it in the future :)

A'PIEU True Matte Lip Stick RD03 Hailey | 어퓨 트루 매트 립스틱 RD03 헤일리




Not sure about you, but I am pretty much a fan of its packaging - classic black with minimal design, even the lipstick case has the "matte-touch" feeling. They even come in a hidden/secret design - magnetic cap lock. There are magnet at one end of lipstick cap and one end of the lipstick case - to keep the cap in place. Very interesting.




As for the colour, it is more like a tone-down red, like Korean spicy sauce gochujang (as below). It has silky and fitting matte-finish, just like it written on the packaging (as below). I really really like this colour just at first sight, when I saw it online on Gmarket, and I didn't regret purchase it at all. It delivers the colour beautifully, seriously.




Since it is a matte-finish lipstick, bear in mind it might enhances your lip wrinkles/lines. Make sure you fill up these tiny line gaps patiently. This is something which expected from matte-finish lip product. Not much of a concern thou.




Unlike lip tint, most of the lipsticks out there are easily transferable (as below). I usually need to reapply it after meal, since it wears off too easily. I would said, the biggest drawback. 




I bought it from Gmarket for KRW10,000 (about RM39.80; excluding shipping fee). Quite affordable, since A'PIEU is targeting more towards students/teenagers/youngster group.

Overall, I really like my first A'PIEU lipstick. The colour is very pigmented. The matte-velvety-finished is what I'm looking for. The packaging is simple and classy. The price is affordable. The only drawback would be not lasting.

If you are a fan of red lipstick, but would prefer one which is more wearable on a daily basis, I would suggest and recommend this product to you :)


Rating: 4.5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Maybe, cause I want to try out more colours! ^_^


Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^




January 28, 2017

January 28 Happy Chinese New Year!

2017년1월28일 (토요일) 새해 복 많이 받으세요!




Happy Chinese New Year everyone! (^∇^)(^∇^)(^∇^)

Maybe you also heard people greeting each other "Happy Lunar New Year", it basically means the same.

I am so happy for able to show you guys a photo of us wearing traditional Korean costume, the han-bok, during this festive season. I have always wanted to do so, cause it means alot than just wearing new clothes in new year.

In more years to come, I wish I could try out more han-bok , simply because I think it looks feminine and it comes in variety of designs and colours.

Recalling a year back. My family and I were travelling to South Korea during lunar new year last year. It is almost unbelievable that time just passes us by and "snap" a year later. It was my first trip to South Korea, and I wouldn't forget that exciting moment when we touched down on this foreign land, which I dreamed for a decade.

Now, moving on to recent updates. Thank God, I've just landed a new job which the company deals with skincare and cosmetic products. Still trying to get used to everything there. Still trying to fit myself there. Since I really wanted to work in a skincare and/or cosmetic company (whether it is a retail, distributor or manufacturer), so far it is flowing accordingly, well hmm, we shall see how.

Whatever happened last year, there is nothing we can do to reverse or undo it. Now, a whole new year ahead of us. Like the new released song "I don't wanna live forever", let's just focus on living it now, plan wisely forward and review the past. (feelin' philosophy, huh?)

Alright, thank you for reading this, and please do check out my blog from time to time as I will be posting on a regular weekly basis. I hope you enjoyed so far, and wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!(‐^▽^‐)

Cheers! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

January 23, 2017

[Review] Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Mask : Intensive Hydrating Mask

Hello everyone! :)

Another mask sheet review which I have tried it recently. Today, a bit of a twist, we are going to look at an American product (than a Korean product). As we Asian have similar skin texture and all, so most of the times I will go for Koreans/Taiwan/Japanese products than others.

Honestly I don't remember how I got this mask sheet (probably my mum bought it), it so happened that it lies inside our fridge for quite some time, unused, so I took it and tried it on (opps...yeah).

It was the night after our company (which I joined just a week ago) annual dinner. After removing my makeup, I can see my skin is dull, tired and dry. And this mask sheet happened to lies inside the fridge for so long (I've been watchin' you), and it writes "hydra boost mask", and I thought "this is it!".

neutrogena hydro boost mask : intensive hydrating mask
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask : Intensive Hydrating Mask


First thing after I opened up the packaging, the mask sheet is lusciously soaked in gel-type essence. This ain't watery essence, you see. Once removing the mask sheet from its package, there isn't much left inside the pocket, the essence is all attached onto the mask sheet and being pulled out all together. I can already tell I would likey this product already.

The mask sheet has thick cotton sheet (see below), which holds the maximum goodness of the essence. When I put it on my face, it looks like a bandage on my face! Aha! Very good quality.

Once the mask sheet is on, I can already feel the hydrating effect and coolness right away. After leaving it for about 15~20 minutes, remove the mask sheet and massage to let the product sank in. Not only I can feel the my skin temperature has cooled down (which it will help to calm down the skin and reduce redness), I can even feel the hydration boost from deep inside! Wow.


hyeon neutrogena hydro boost mask : intensive hydrating mask



As I didn't purchase this product, I couldn't tell the actual price. So I research online, and it should range around RM13.90 per piece (the price might changes through time). It is slightly more expensive than other mask sheets I usually reach for, but if it serves the purpose, why not.

I absolutely love this mask sheet, from its fabric, essence to its after-effect. Indeed it is an intensive luxurious moisturising product. My skin felt incredibly soft and calm after using it. I will definitely purchase this product in the future.



Rating: 4.5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes


Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^

January 22, 2017

[Review] Nature Republic - Snail Solution Trial Kit (Toner/Emulsion/Essence/Cream)【Eng / 华】

Hello there! :)
哈喽大家好!


Today, a bit different from usual, we are going to look into a trial kit from Nature Republic, which consists of 4 products - skin booster (or, toner), emulsion (or, moisturizer), essence and cream.
今天会和以往有一点不一样。今天要介绍的是一组来自Nature Republic的试用品,里头有4样产品——爽肤水(或称,柔肤水),保湿精华露&保湿霜。


Let us go through it one by one, shall we?
让我为大家一一的介绍。


Because it's a trial kit, so they all are in these adorable size. I got them when I purchased the Whitening & Wrinkle Improvement Ginseng Royal Silk sets. Check out the link here.
正因为是试用品,它们的包装是如此的“娇小可爱”。哦对,忘了说,我是在购买Whitening & Wrinkle Improvement Ginseng Royal Silk套装两组的时候赠送的。点击here了解更多。


Nature Republic's Snail Solution Trial Kit


First, the skin booster. The texture of the solution is the lightest among these four items (see below). According to the product description, this skin booster consists of 80% of snail mucus essence, the highest percentage among these four products.
首先,skin booster也可以理解成"toner/爽肤水”。这个的质地是4个产品当中最稀的(见下)。根据产品介绍,这支爽肤水里头有80%蜗牛粘液精华素,也是这4个产品中精华素成分最高的。


Nature Republic's Snail Solution Skin Booster (Trial) | 31ml


What is the function of this skin booster? It is said to have calming and moisturizing effect which prepares the skins for the next few products.
那这支爽肤水的功效是什么呢?据说它有镇静皮肤和保湿的效果,能够让肌肤准备好更有效地吸收接下来的产品。


Personally, I quite like this product, because of it's light texture which quickly absorbed into the skin, and it doesn't give you that sticky-sticky feeling after applying it on the skin (mindful that is snail mucus essence after all). The scent is also the least fragrance among these 4 products. Least irritant.
我个人是蛮喜欢这支爽肤水的。主要是因为它薄薄的质地让皮肤很快吸收进去,涂在脸上也不会有黏黏的感觉(别忘记它是蜗牛粘液精华素耶)。它的香精味道也是4个产品当中最不刺鼻的。用起来舒服。




Coming up next is the emulsion. It has 76% snail mucus essence, and it is for lasting moisturizing effect which promotes anti-aging care. Its texture is slightly thicker than skin booster (the previous one) whereby I can totally see longer moisturizing effect after using it.
接下来要介绍的是保湿乳。它有76%蜗牛粘液精华素,不仅提倡给肌肤长久滋润效果,也有抗老的功能。它的质地比之前提到过的爽肤水来得浓稠,这也解释了为什么它能让肌肤持久保湿。


Nature Republic's Snail Solution Emulsion (Trial) | 31ml


To name one thing I dislike about it? Its strong and irritating scent. It's like there is a bunch of flowers right in front of your nose! Well, it doesn't really smell like flowers thou. It's hard to explain its scent, but for sure they put a lot of artificial fragrance in it. I have sensitive nose, so it's really hard to bear with the emulsion's scent here. For your reference only.
要说一个不喜欢的理由?它那香精的味道实在刺鼻,好比一束花摆在你鼻子下。哦不,它并不是花香。这个有一点难解释。就是那种人造香精的味道,怪怪的。我有鼻子敏感,所以实在很难介绍这个味道。供参考。




Third item here is what they called "essence". Weird thing is, this essence has much lower percentage of snail mucus essence - of 68%, but they named it after the word "essence". It should have the highest dosage of the goodness, isn't it? Anyway. The texture is between skin booster and emulsion. It has the similar functions as emulsion, so I really can't tell what's the difference between two products, other than the texture, which is obvious.
第三件产品名叫“精华素”。之前介绍两个产品中就已经有提到蜗牛粘液精华素了,难道这个是四个当中的BOSS??非也。奇怪的是,这所谓“精华素”产品里的蜗牛粘液精华素竟然比前两个还低,只有68%。有够奇怪的。它的质地相当于爽肤水和保湿乳中间。产品包装提到的功能也和之前保湿乳的相仿。说真的,除了它们的质地之外(最明显的差异),我还真说不出这两个产品的差别。


Nature Republic's Snail Solution Essence (Trial) | 5ml


My opinion on this particular product? It is just so-so, and I wouldn't buy it at all. Sorrey :/
对此产品的个人意见是?很普通的一产品,我也不会买。抱歉!




Lastly, it is what they called "cream". I was quite confused by just looking at its name. What does it even mean for a word "cream"? o.o
最后的产品最神,就一个字“霜”。请问我应该怎么样去理解这产品呢?一开始的我真的很困惑。


Luckily the product description did the talking. So apparently it is a nourishing cream with 62% of snail mucus essence which promotes bouncing healthy skin. Judging by the cream texture itself (slightly thicker than emulsion), it could be a heavy-product to put on your skin, so caution on the amount when you apply it.
幸好在产品包装上有提到它的成分和功能。读完后,我把它理解成一款含有62%蜗牛粘液精华的“滋润霜/膏”,主要提倡活力有弹性的肌肤。因为它的质地比保湿乳来的浓稠,把它涂在脸上有可能会太重皮肤会比较难吸收,所以务必注意每次的用量。


Nature Republic' Snail Solution Cream (Trial) | 5ml

Do I like this product? I think it is still okay if you apply the right amount onto your skin. Otherwise, it could be too oily and leads to breakouts. It could be more suitable for my skin after 5-6 years.
到底喜欢这个产品吗?个人认为还好啦,用量用对了的话。不然有可能会导致产生痘痘。可能5、6年后会更加适合吧。





Honestly, I wasn't that happy about this trial kit. It could be a great kit to start-off anti-aging skincare, but to me, it is too much of snail mucus essence, which I don't really see any obvious effect, yet. I could be wrong, and my opinion could be subjective.
老实说,我不太满意这个试用套装。它是一套很齐全的抗老化护肤产品,但是对于我来说这套产品主打的蜗牛粘液精华实在太豪华了,却还没看出明显的效果。当然,这是我的感想啦。


I would definitely recommend this trial kit/these products to those who have dry skin and looking for anti-aging skincare products. I think this could be a perfect match for them. If it is still too heavy, please adjust the amount you apply accordingly, and/or apply it on targeted areas only.
对于正在寻找抗老化产品的干性皮肤朋友们,我会推荐这组产品滴。对于其他皮肤性质的朋友们,当然也可以尝试,不过就是要注意用量咯~


You can start doing anti-aging skincare in your early 20s, and guarantee you won't regret starting early. However, it is recommended to start with water-based anti-aging products, which is less-heavy and easier for your skin to absorb the goodness. Then you can switch to oil-based products after sometimes, preferably in your 30s.
抗老是可以在20几岁的时候就开始保养的。而且我敢说,你绝对不会后悔开始得早。一开始,会推荐使用水性抗老化产品,相较比较容易被年轻的皮肤吸收。然后再过个几年,再转用油性抗老化产品,会比较看得出果效。



Rating: 2/5

Recommend: Not really/不太推荐,因人而异

Repurchase: I don't think so/不会再购买


Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.
欢迎大家留言和我一起讨论有关你们的用后感言以及分享心得。


Cheers!^^
下次再见!^^

January 16, 2017

[Review] The Face Shop - Daily Essence Mask : Snail Mucus【Eng / 华】

Hello everyone! :)
哈喽大家好!


I am going to review 2 products for this week, and here it is, the second product of the week.
这个星期我会写两篇用后感想。这是第二篇。


You may have already noticed that I do a lot of reviews on skincare products, especially mask pack, mainly because of 2 reasons: (1) they are relatively cheaper than other products; and (2) there are lots of variety available in the market (brands and functions).
估计你们应该发现了我大部分都在写护肤产品的用后感言,而且大部分都是面膜,最主要有两个原因:(一)面膜比较其它产品要来得便宜;(二)面膜的品牌、种类和功效犹如百花齐放、各式各样——因而成为我最常拿来写文章的来源。


Most of the mask pack are similar to one another, and you usually can't tell the difference on the first usage.
其实市场上的面膜都十分相似。通常你很难在第一次使用后看到皮肤有什么巨大的改善,又或者能够说出这个和那个的分别。


Thence most of the time people tend to follow the trend and/or rely on people's recommendations while purchasing mask pack.
所以大多数人们都会跟着潮流,又或依赖朋友家人别人的介绍来决定买什么样的面膜。


So, here we are, another mask pack review.
好咧,现在要想大家介绍另一款面膜咯。


Daily Essence Mask : Snail Mucus
데일리 에센스 마스크 : 달팽이 점액 | Daily Essence Mask : Snail Mucus


I was having difficulty in identifying the brand from its packaging. Then on the other side of the packaging, it reads the distributor is "The Face Shop Co. Ltd.". So I assumed it is a side product-line of The Face Shop (see below). (correct me if I'm wrong)
从这面膜的包装很难看出它是什么品牌的。当我翻到背面产品简介中发现The Face Shop竟然是此产品的分销商。因而推测它应该是TFS的分产品。也有可能我理解错了。请多多指教!


Daily Essence Mask : Snail Mucus


Daily Essence Mask : Snail Mucus


We are going to cover three main points: (1) functionality; (2) mask sheet quality and size; (3) price.
这里我们要分析3个要点:(一)产品功能,(二)面膜的品质和大小,(三)价格。


As I am writing this review, I have already used this mask pack for 3 times.
至今我已经使用此面膜了3次。


First, functionality. Snail mucus (or, snail slime) is widely used in Korean beauty products, especially anti-aging products, because it helps to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin, protects skin from UV rays, repairs damaged skin tissues and restores hydration.
第一,产品功能。蜗牛粘液是一种最近在韩国护肤产品中常见到的成分,尤其是抗老化产品。正是因为蜗牛粘液可以促进皮肤胶原蛋白的产生,从而保护皮肤受到紫外线的刺激,修补损坏的肌肤组织,还有保湿。


From my own experience, I didn't feel or see drastic skin hydration effect after using it, even the next day when I woke up. The solution/essence is quite thick, which is what I prefer. It doesn't cause any skin irritation, before and after.
使用后,老实说我并没有感觉到或看到很明显的皮肤保湿作用,第二天醒来也没有感觉到什么不同。精华液是较浓稠的,正好是我喜欢的(因为我讨厌水水的精华液,使用起来很麻烦,精华液会流到颈项上)。使用后,并没有引起任何的皮肤不适。


Secondly, the mask sheet quality and size. It has a rather thick mask sheet which can absorb more essence in it. Its size is rather big which fits well on big faces, like mine here. Heh. (see below)
第二,面膜的品质和大小。面膜本身很厚实,质量很好的那种。大小正好适合我(脸大的人)。哈哈哈!




Thirdly, my mum bought them in bulk while we visit South Korea on February last year. It's about KRW2,000 (about RM8) per piece, if I remember correctly. For a snail essence mask pack, I think it is rather cheap compared to others. But of course, there is a probability of others being overpriced.
第三,价格。假如我没有记错的话,它一张大概是韩币2,000 (约马币8)。其实是我妈在去年我们到访韩国时一批购买的。就它主张蜗牛粘液面膜而言,我认为这个算便宜的了。当然,市场上也有物品超价的可能性啦。


In overall, since I am not a big fan of snail essence, I would say it was just so-so. This is written based on my own experience, and others might have different opinion. Just for your reference.
总而言之,因为我不是蜗牛粘液的大粉丝,我觉得此面膜还好而已。大家用后的感想和意见可各有不同。供参考而已。


Rating: 2.5/5

Recommend: Not really/不太推荐

Repurchase: No/不会再购买


Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.
欢迎大家留言和我一起讨论有关你们的用后感言以及分享心得。


Cheers!^^
下次再见!^^

January 15, 2017

[Review] Snow Fairy - Black Pearl Cleanser Mask + First Impression【Eng / 华】

Hello there! :)
哈喽大家好!


Welcome back. Today I am going to review a facial cleanser product, from France - Snow Fairy's 4in1 Black Pearl Cleanser Mask. Apparently this brand is no stranger to Malaysian as their brand ambassador is a Malaysian actress, Stella Chung.
今天我想跟大家分享一款来自法国的洗脸产品——雪仙子 4合1黑珍珠洁肤面膜护理。此品牌对马来西亚人来说应该不会陌生,因为它的代言人正是一位马来西亚女演员,钟晓玉小姐。


SNOW FAIRY - BLACK PEARL CLEANSER MASK | 120ml




Well, to be honest, at first I was very curious why a France product seems to be more popular in Malaysia than in other countries? I think I know the reason now. :D
起初我还很困惑,为什么法国品牌在别的地方不太出名,反而在马来西亚出名呢?后来我总算知道原因了。:D


I bought it together with a friend for RM128 each. No doubt, it is the most expensive face cleanser I ever bought (as of date), and I am dying to know how good is the product.
我和朋友一起在网上合买一支马币128。毋庸置疑,的确是一款很贵的洗面产品,也是目前我购买过最贵的一款了。而现在我超想了解一下这产品到底有多么好。一起瞧瞧!




From the photo below, you can see it is brand new with a transparent seal.
从照片中你可以看到,罐子上有一层透明的包装,证明是全新的。




It is a pump-design where you press the nozzle to pump-out the liquid (see below). Design per say, I think it is rather simple and class - with black as the main color. But I am having difficulties in pumping-out the liquid mask for the first 3 times. It feels like nothing much inside it causing it difficult to pump-out substance.
它是一款按压式的罐子。就从造型设计来看,平庸而不平俗。黑色为主要色给产品带来高尚感。不过这按压管似乎坏了(?)按了很多次都按不出来。好像快用完了的感觉。好奇怪。




So what does it for? What are its functions?
那它有什么功能与功效呢?


Snow Fairy's Black Pearl Cleanser Mask is a 4-in-1 skincare product which is (1) make up remover + (2) cleanser + (3) mask + (4) exfoliator.
雪仙子4合1黑珍珠洁肤面膜护理有4大功能:(一)卸妆,(二)洁面,(三)面膜,(四)去角质。


It is a new technology whereby the liquid cleanser transform into micro-oxygen bubbles when expose to the air. These micro-oxygen bubbles are able to penetrate into our pores and effectively cleanse our pores, leaving our skin clean and clear.
这是个让洗面液接触空气便会形成泡泡的新新科技。这些细小氧气泡泡会渗透进毛孔,并且有效的清洁毛孔,给你干净靓丽的肌肤。


On its official advertisement, it has 20 functions as written. I won't go through it one-by-one. It's basically a combination of every skincare function you can ever think of. What is most important to me is, a cleanser does what a cleanser does. That's it. We will see that in a bit.
在它的官方广告中,他们提及了20个功效。我不会在这里和大家一一解说。大致上它把所有你所能想到的功效都列出来了。对我而言,洁面产品就该有洁面的功效,就足矣。一会儿,我会和大家分享用后心得。


The first time I was introduced to this technology was February last year, when we visited The Odbo premium store. It was "The Odbo O2 Bubble Cleanser" (see below) which I was after, but it was too pricy, about RM175 each then, so I gave up.
这要追索回我第初次接触到这个新科技的时候,那是去年2月我们到访韩国的时候。我们参观了The Odbo专卖店。就在那时,接触到了它那款"The Odbo O2 Bubble Cleanser" (图下),我非常的钟意,但由于价钱的缘故(每瓶出售马币175),我最终放弃了。




My then-colleague, whom has been using Snow Fairy for quite a while, told me about it after I described about The Odbo's O2 Bubble Cleanser. And together we bought them online when they were having a "buy 5 free 1" promotion.
后来我把这件事叙述给当时的一位同事,她便介绍给我雪仙子,我才知道原来她用了也快有一段时间。然后我们便一起在网上“买五送一”促销的时候合买下了。


It is a mild product which suits all skin types. Even my friend, whom I mentioned earlier, she is having skin allergies, but she has no skin irritation after using it. However, it may differ from one another.
它是个较温和的产品,适合所有肌肤。譬如我刚提到的那位朋友,她有皮肤敏感,但使用这个产品却没有带来不适。当然,这也因人而异。


How to use it?
怎么使用呢?


First, make sure your face is dry before applying the product. Otherwise, the micro-oxygen bubbles would not form. Take about 3 to 5 pumps, and apply on the skin evenly.
步骤1——脸部保持干爽,不要有水,按大概3至5下,均勻的涂在脸上。





Next, wait for about 5 to 10 seconds for the micro-oxygen bubbles to be formed. The micro-oxygen bubbles will remove your makeups and clean your pores thoroughly.
步骤2——大概五至十秒左右它就会自动发泡。泡泡会有效的分解化妆品和清理毛孔內的污垢。





After foaming, add some water and gently massage entire face for better cleansing/removing makeup
步骤3——加点水,利用泡泡按摩脸部,将污垢和化妝品殘留物徹底去除。





Lastly, rinse with water.
步骤4——用清水把脸洗干淨就可以了。





My first impression after using it the first time was nothing out of expectation. It really feels good when the micro-oxygen bubbles getting formed on the skin. After some time when the bubbles diminished, it leaves a thin sticky layer - just like a transparent egg-white mask. Then after rinsing with water, then skin doesn't feel dry or super tight. Like I mentioned earlier, it is a mild cleanser product.
使用后的第一个印象并没有出奇意外。当泡泡发起来的时候感觉很舒服。当泡泡沉淀下来形成一层薄薄的膜——很像透明的蛋白液面膜。用水洗干净后,脸上的肌肤不会感觉很干或很紧绷。就像之前所说的一样,它是属较温和的产品,不太刺激。


One thing which will shun me from continue purchasing this product would be the price. By looking at the price, it should be in the premium skincare product range. However, to be honest, I didn't feel it was as premium as The Odbo's. I can still remember the sensation while using The Odbo's, and it is slightly different from Snow Fairy's. There were more micro-oxygen bubbles formed with The Odbo's.
决定我会不会再购买的因素是它的价格。从它价格来看,它应该是属于高等级护肤产品。不过,老实说,我比较倾向于The Odbo。直到现在,我依然记得使用The Odbo时的那个感觉,稍微和Snow Fairy不一样。The Odbo发泡也比较多。


Rating: 2.5/5

Recommend: Not really/不太推荐,因人而异

Repurchase: I don't think so/不会再购买


Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.
欢迎大家留言和我一起讨论有关你们的用后感言以及分享心得。


Cheers!^^
下次再见!^^

January 14, 2017

December 27 Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室

2016년12월27일 (화요일) Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Yee Fung


After returning back to KK, we still have much to do before the year ends. We have some stuffs to do down at the town, and before that, mum brought us for breakfast to kick-start the day.

"Kedai Kopi" is "cafe" or small restaurant in Malay. Mum says this cafe has existed since she was young, more than 40 years now. I still can remember she brought us here when we were young. I couldn't eat spicy food then so I would order laksa with "less spicy" request.

Yes, their signature dish is "laksa" except they add milk, a twist from usual Penang laksa. They have their very own recipe, and that's what people love about it.


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


- Address : 127, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
- Phone : +60 88-312 042
- Operating Hours : 6:30AM–6:30PM

It's only 8:30AM and it's already full house! C'mon in.


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


This place is not only popular among locals, but recently it has been also a "hot-spot" for tourists, especially Chinese tourists. Apparently they enjoy spicy foods a lot, just like we Malaysians do.

Okay, the signature dish - prawn and chicken strips served in Laksa soup base. I always order meehoon laksa. If you don't fancy meehoon (rice noodle), you can always choose mee (flour noodle) instead. The creamy soup base, the spiciness and sourness combines perfectly together.


- Yee Fung Laksa (medium) RM7
yee fung laksa


Now I can eat a lot more spicy than I was young. You can add more sambal to your soup to add more spiciness.


Kedai Kopi Yee Fung 怡丰茶室


My mum had Fish Ball Meehoon. It is a simple dish, but taste good. The fish balls are fresh and big in size.


- Fish Ball Meehoon (medium) RM7
yee fung fish ball meehoon


And this time round, for a change, I tried their "Ngau Chap" (beef soup). The presentation was nice, looks delicious, but lack in taste. Worth the try, but I should have stick with their laksa.


- Yee Fung Ngau Chap (medium) RM7
yee fung ngau chap


For your information, there will be Sunday street market going on every Sunday at the streets where Yee Fung Cafe located. The streets will be closed and temporary stalls will be assembled. Nonetheless, their business is still on-going, from morning until evening.


api-api streets


This is definitely a place I would recommend to my friends when they come to visit me in KK. And that's why I would recommend it here as well. Hope you will enjoy!

Cheers! ^_^

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