Thursday, December 26, 2019

Review: The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea - Pollution Clearing Mask

mood: tired
song: feliz navidad


Recently I came across The Body Shop's Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask.

This Matcha Tea mask is described as a pollution clearing mask due to the matcha green tea and dandelion extract which apparently help remove pollutants and impurities.

Being a mask junkie, I can say this is one of my favourite face mask from The Body Shop besides their Tea Tree mask. When I first applied, it gave me a slight tingling sensation on my skin and slowly it goes on with a cooling sensation which gave me a slight almost electric feeling.
The mask contains little particles which exfoliates my skin as I wash it off.

The mask is absorbed into my skin over time, so even if you applied a generous amount on a lot, most of it will have sunk into your skin by the time you take it off.

How to use: Apply on freshly cleaned skin using either a brush or fingers. Then leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. After that, use luke warm water to rinse them off.

The Scent: Smells really refreshing with a light dandelion scent

The Texture: gave me a slight tingling sensation on my skin and slowly it goes on with a cooling sensation 

Repurchasing: Yes

PROS
100% vegan
absorbs excess oil
draws out impurities and refines appearance of pores

CONS
none 

Overview
Overall, my skin felt really soft and plump after removing the mask. I have been using this mask for 6 months now and my skin looked visibly brighter in complexion. I would definitely recommend this mask. I do feel like this mask deep cleans the skin, but the impurities aren't visibly drawn out of the skin like with the Himalayan Charcoal mask; this is more of a deep cleaning, nourishing mask.
Will be adding this to my weekly mask routine.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Review: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

mood: yes or yes (twice)
song: tired

I have never tried any carbonated mask all the while. So this time I have decided to give it a go.
Recently, I have seen many reviews on this carbonated mask and it seems that the bubbles created by this mask is able to help to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores while delivering the nutrients deep into our skin. Besides, it is also believed to help fight against future pore clogging as it tighten pores too. Whether this is only a fun gimmick or not we will find out in a while.


First off, I kinda like the fragrance of this mask. It has a very refreshing scent. The texture of the mask is pretty thick, sticky and goopy when you smear over your skin. Within seconds of applying the mask on my face the bubbles started fizzing and creates a ticklish sensation on my skin.

I left it on my face for 15 minutes to experience the full effects.
 Yes, we both looking like gnomes.. hahahah

My thoughts on this mask is that it isn't just a gimmick.
It does leaves my skin soft and refreshed after rinsing. It is worth trying if you don't have sensitive skin or an aversion to fragrances.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Potatoes USA

mood:random
song: aishiteru (monkey majik)




PO-TA-TO has always been one of my favourite food. We have been hearing myths that potatoes are carbs and consuming carbs can make me fat and unhealthy but it seems that Potatoes USA has helped me to cleared the myths.


I was invited to attend a "potato" event on the 26th of August organized by Potatoes USA. at The Wembley, A St Giles Hotel, Penang. Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. 

An introduction speech was given by Mr William Tan, the Penang representative of Potatoes USA to officially kick start the event.

Next was a speech by Mr Richard Lieu, the Trade Promotions Director of Potatoes USA.
There is where I've come to know that there are over a hundred types of potatoes in USA and were divided into 7 categories such as Russets, White, Round Red, Yellow Flesh, Blue Purple, Fingerling and Petite. Each of these different types of potatoes comes in different shapes and has different textures as well.

Followed by a presentation by Ms Khoo An Jo, a practising dietitian for more than 15 years to debunk us on the myths of potatoes. 

And now, its the session which everyone that has been waiting for. A cooking demo by Chef Audee Cheah, PKT, PJK the president of Penang Chef Association. He also shared with us 4 simple recipes by using US  Russet Potatoes.


1) U.S Potatoes and Prawn Kerabu

2) Curry Chicken Stuffed U.S. Potatoes

3) Kimchi Seaweed U.S. Lattice Cut Fries

4) Chilli Flavoured U.S. Potatoes Wedges in Lettuce Cup

with Chef Audee Cheah

It was indeed a privilege to be invited to attend this event with great experience in expanding more knowledge on potatoes. Thanks again for inviting us over for this event. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

LinkBike, Penang

mood: random
song: kawaiku naritai (honeyworks)



LinkBike is an initiative supported by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to make Penang a cycling-friendly city. Operated by FAST RENT BIKE (PG) Sdn Bhd and has set up 25 strategic location within Penang Island from Straits Quay down to Queensbay.

A new concept of bicycle-sharing system which allows public to connect and commute within the city of Penang as anyone can just pick up a bike from any of the 25 designated stations and return it to another station.


To use LinkBike, one should first sign up here to purchase their credit. Then proceed to any docking station and scan the QR Code on the LinkBike app from your smartphone or you may just use the LinkBike card to pick up a bike. Once scanned the bike can be then taken off from the docking station and you may proceed to ride anywhere around Penang and then return it back to any  LinkBike docking station available up to your own convenience and preference. 




Besides, LinkBike have quite a fair offer for their bicycles rental subscription fee, making it cheaper 
to rent a LinkBike rather than purchasing your own bike.


DAY Access
24-hour  - RM2
48 hours - RM3
72 hours - RM4

WEEK Access
7 days - RM10

MONTH Access
1 month - RM 20

YEAR Pass
1 year - RM30

Honestly, it is actually pretty fun to play tourist for a day ;)





For more information, do visit LinkBike or you may contact them at +6016 5129292.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Review: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal - Purifying Glow Mask

mood: random
song: merry christmas mr lawrence


This would be my second review on The Body Shop's superfood mask product range. 
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow mask is inspired by Ayurveda tradition which is 100% vegan and formulated without paraffin, silicon and mineral oil. 

The bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills are famous to draw out impurities and excess oils from the skin. Besides, it also contains antioxidant-rich green tea leaves from Japan and catechins that helps effectively exfoliate the skin while the community trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya helps to clear the skin. Which leaving the skin deeply cleansed, purified, refined, and detoxified.



How to use: Apply on freshly cleaned skin using either a brush or fingers. Then leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. After that, use warm water to rinse them off.

The Scent: Smells really refreshing

The Texture: It gives a tightening and cooling feel when the mask starts to dries up

Repurchasing: Yes

PROS
  • 100% vegan
  • absorbs excess oil
  • helps to maintains pH balance of the skin
  • draws out impurities and refines appearance of pores

CONS

  • none 

Overview
Overall, i find this mask is like a combination of clay and tea tree mask, This is a great deal for those who are searching for a mask that is great for cleansing as well as obtaining a glowing skin. Besides, this mask helps to keep my skin feeling smooth and soft through out my busy schedule day.

Rates: ★★★★★

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lexis Suites, Penang - Media Appreciation Night 2017

mood: tired
song: action (boa)


Lexis Suites Penang held their Media & Blogger Appreciation Night tonight, inviting all members from media and bloggers to gather for some dine and wine. It was indeed an honor to be invited by Lexis Suites, Penang for their Media Appreciation Night 2017 and the theme of the evening was Japanese. 



The event started with a short welcoming speech by the General Manager of Lexis Suites Penang, 
Mr Ben Ho. 


All guest were treated with a variety of Japanese food that satisfies my tummy for the night.

Sushi & Sashimi

Chicken Katsu

Japanese Fried Rice


Sorry for my sweet tooth :P


Thank you for nominating me as Best Dress for the night.
And I did won myself a lucky draw prize too. Feeling really contented.


Thanks to their awesome team from Lexis Suites Penang for organizing this great event.


LEXIS SUITES PENANG
AddressL 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Telephone: +604-628 2888

Monday, February 6, 2017

Review: The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey - Deep Nourishing Mask

mood: random
song: love somebody



Healthy living is now a "trend" among most working adults now a days. Whether it is on facebook or instagram, the entire newsfeed seems to be filled with healthy lifestyles which are currently becoming increasingly trendy.

We know that honey contains antibacterial properties and it is great for acne treatment and prevention. But do you know that honey is also a great natural humectant that helps to draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it is retained on the skin surface. Besides, it also helps to improve skin's elasticity and prevent dryness at times when we need an intense nourishing treatment.

So, if you are fretting over dull skin, I would recommend you to try Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask for an intense dose of replenishing nourishment. 

Key ingredients:
• Community Trade Honey from Ethiopia
• Community Trade Marula Oil from Namibia
• Community Trade Olive Oil from Italy




How to use: Apply on freshly cleaned skin using either a brush or your fingers. Then leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. After that, use warm water to rinse them off.

The Scent: Smells very sweet but delicious

The Texture: Pretty sticky but it was also quite easy to wash it off

Repurchasing: Yes

PROS 
• leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth
• only need a thin application
• a little goes a long way

CONS 
• some might not be able to tolerate the sweet scent

Overview 
Overall, for those who are looking for an intensive, hydrating mask to keep your skin quenched during winter, this mask is a great deal. This mask helps keep my skin feeling soft, smooth and plump the entire day.

Rates: ★★★★