Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Review: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

mood: random
song:little steps

Everheard of the term "BEAUTY SLEEP"? Because, just a few weeks ago, I was introduced to this new LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask.
This is my very first time experiencing a skin care product that promotes better sleep. First off, this mask i formulated with the latest SLEEP-TOX and MOISTURE-WRAP technology. So this mask not only deliver moisture to the skin but also detox and purifies the skin to offer revitalized and brighter skin. It also contains SLEEPTSCENT technology which will help one fall asleep faster meanwhile making our skin looks better the next day ;)

But, I decided to gave it a try in the end.

So this Water Sleeping Mask by LANEIGE is believed to:
1. Purifies skin during sleep with their SLEEP-TOX technology by keeping our skin in it's optimum condition.
2. The dense beta-glucan moisturizing shield "MOISTURE WRAP" helps skin retain moisture throughout the night.
3. It contains some skin-soothing agents that are gentle on sleeping skin which will help skin to recover overnight.
4. Their aromatic SLEEPSCENT specially developed for Laneige Water Sleeping Mask will allows skin to relax and rest while boosting its ability to regenerate.

I dare to say that this has worked wonders for my skin. I slathered it onto my entire face every-night generously like you would spread butter on toast. *hahaha*
I find this product absorbs pretty quickly in within 5 minutes of application, not sure whether it was because of my super dry skin texture that made it so thirsty. The best part is that it doesn't remain wet and sticky as I would not want it to stained all over my bed-sheets at night.


How to use: Take an appropriate amount and gently spread it over your face. Then go to sleep after the product has been fully absorbed. Wash it off the next morning once you woke up.

The Scent: It has a relaxing fragrance that will fades off over time, so don't worry about overwhelming scent.

The Texture: It is a gel type product that is super lightweight and can easily be spread on skin.

Repurchasing: YES!

Rates: ★★★★★

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review : Peter Thomas Roth Rose Cucumber Gel Mask

mood: random
song: suki kirai (Rin&Ren)

I  know that a lot of you beauty junkies have already tried this Cucumber Gel Mask from Peter Thomas Roth. So this is one of the mask in the MASK-A-HOLIC KIT set. To be honest, I have some mixed opinions about this one. It pretty gave the same effect as the Rose Stem Cell Mask but just a little less effective on me.

So, this mask claimed to be an "extreme detoxifying hydrator" and the gel helps to soothe, hydrate and detoxify dry, irritated skin with botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, orange, lemon and etc...
To me that is a pretty big statement that was claimed by them. So, as usual.. I gave it a try.
AND this is how i feel..
It does hydrate yes as it feels pretty refreshing and soothing. Besides, it did sinks in fast leaving a cooling feeling.

Apparently, this mask is created for treating under eye puffiness and it kinda work on me after a few applications, I noticed that my eye bags and dark circles got a little lighten. And the good news is, you can sleep in this mask by applying a thin layer on and rinse it off the next morning. 

Honestly, I felt that this mask is seriously overpriced for what it does. Because, you can fairly get other hydrating mask in the market with a lower price compared to this one. One of the reason I actually bought the entire set was partially because of this mask but sadly it is the most disappointing one.
Like wise most people said, NEVER TRY.. NEVER KNOW..

Rates: ★★★★★

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Eastin Hotel Penang: Chinese New Year 2016 Packages At Swez Brasserie

mood: random
random: brave heart

Time flies, Chinese New Year is just around the corner. It is a Chinese Custom for most of us to "Lou Sang" yearly. As it is believed that, the higher you "tossed" the better wealth, luck, health and happiness in abundance for that brand new year.

So this year, Eastin Hotel's Swez Brasserie would be offering various dinner packages for your reunions from 6.00pm - 10.30 pm (7th -9th February 2016).
And even Hi-Tea from 12.00pm - 3.00pm (8th -9th February 2016).

The Fortune Yee Sang

They serve plenty of sushi and sashimi as well. A great deal for Jap lovers.

One of my favourite dish.

Their Seafood corner! HEAVEN!!

At the dessert section, they serve various selection of pastries such as Chocolate Fountain, Berries Mizu, Red Velvet, French Pastries and many more. Not to forget my personal favourite, Classic Cheese Cake.

It is overall a great deal for this year's CNY reunion. Besides their prices are reasonable and affordable as well. Moreover, for the buffet dinner, advance booking with full payment before 24th January 2016 would be entitled to a 20% discount.

Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Review : Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Mask

mood: random

This would be my favourite mask among the 5 masks that is in the MASK-A-HOLIC KIT. This mask is believed to help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, re-hydrates skin, brighten skin tone and even help with the dreaded SAGGING!
** YES. I AM OLD**

This is an anti-inflammatory mask that supports, protects and stimulates the skin cells responsible for rejuvenation. Five rose stem cell extracts are blended in a cooling, rejuvenating gel to help stimulate cell turnover for younger behaving skin no matter what your skin type plus protecting themselves against pollution and UV damage. 

As you can see, it's a pink gel texture kinda looks like the pink Agar-Agar i use to make.
looks yummy :P
 Now, there are 2 ways of using this mask. 
1) You can apply and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it of with cold water 

2) One of the best way to use this Rose Stem mask is to make it a sleeping mask.
Meaning you should just leave the mask on overnight and rinse it off the next morning.

I discovered the second way of using this mask when I accidentally fell asleep while I still have the mask on till the next day. Apparently, my skin feels smooth and hydrated the next day after rinsing off. 
For those who are searching for a 2-in-1 mask which you can use it for both day and night. This mask would be a GREAT DEAL

Rates: ★★★★★

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review : Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask

mood: random
song: maikaze

When I saw this was one of the five mask in the Mask-A-Holic Kit i was SUPER excited to try it out! This mask is truly luxurious with the fact that it contains pure 24k gold and colloidal gold makes it a real treat.
This mask is suppose to help in lifting and plumping the skin as the 24k gold helps to achieve a radiant and glowy skin. The caffeine content in this mask is suppose to helps tightening and firming the appearance of the skin as it is also suppose to reduce the look of fine lines on our skin.
According to the directions, I am suppose to apply a generous amount of layer on my skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. 

The texture of the mask is pretty sticky unlike the fresh hydrating gel like mask. As this is a diuretic mask, I would advice you to avoid applying at the problematic areas especially the T-Zone and apply it on the fleshier face areas such as your cheeks, jaw line and down the neck. Besides, these are the areas that would be able to benefit most from the tightening effect.

I noticed my skin were smooth and hydrated after rinsing it away. But I didn't felt any tightening feeling, probably my skin haven't really aged yet?! hahahaha

I guess if you don't need so much of firming or de-puffing, this mask probably won't benefit you that much. If you want to get this mask as a hydrating masks, there are many in the market that cost lesser than this. No doubt you will definitely feel luxurious after the application. :D
In my opinion, I would not recommend this mask to those with oily skin as it might cause breakouts due to the slight oily texture of the mask.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

mood: tired
song: best in me

I have to confess that I can't resist not entering Sephora whenever they have Sales going on. So during the recent Sales in Sephora, I've spotted the Peter Thomas Roth's MASK-A-HOLIC KIT.
So my buying impulse has causes me to purchase this item. 

So, today I am going to try the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.
My first impression was that it smelt good enough to eat as it has the cinnamon and pumpkin scent. Smelt like some Pumpkin Cinnamon Jam though. Besides, it also reminds me of Starbucks's Pumpkin Spice Latte!

According to the label, this mask is a natural enzyme that will gently digest dead surface skin cells as it contains Alpha Hydoxy Acid and Aluminum Oxide Crystals. These two ingredients are suppose to peels away dull surface cells revealing a fresh, youthful radiance and exfoliates to polish skin meanwhile rejuvenating the appearance of a lackluster complexion. *that's what it says on the label*

Then I slathered on a dollop of the "orange jam" and slowly massage it on my face as instructed.
It gaves me a tingling burning sensation when I first apply them. After the first minute it subsided and I left it sitting on my face for another 5 minutes before rinsing it off.

After rinsing it off, my skin had a little bit of redness but eventually it subsided after a few minutes.
Leaving my skin feeling soft and refreshed. Honestly, my skin did really felt great.

All in all, this was a great mask but it might not be the one for those with sensitive skin but it is worth a try.

Rates: ★★★★

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review: Jurlique Facial Experience

mood: random
song: happy halloween

I normally would not even go near Jurlique as I heard that the price of the product and services there were kind of exclusive. So, normally I might just passes the beauty parlor on purpose just to inhale the relaxing and captivating scent of their aroma therapy essential oil.
I never been or even tried facial my entire life. Until the other day, my itchy hands was browsing through Groupon and I stomp upon the promotion of "90-minutes Signature Facial at Jurlique" for only RM88.

So, I decided to give it a shot.

The facial session was to be 1.5 hours and I chose the hydrating type as noticed that my skin are pretty dehydrated recently due to the long hours under air-con.
The facial session started with a scalp massage, followed by double cleansing on my face. The cooling with the massaging effect was so comfortable. The entire process was so relaxing till i practically slept. Until the moment of blackheads extraction. Gosh. I guess I really do have stubborn blackheads. After the extraction, she sprayed their star product, the Rosewater Balancing Mist onto my face for soothing purposes. I have to admit that the scent was really good.
 Soon she followed with a face massage done simultaneously with the face steamer and the cooling collagen mask. Then, she followed up by a short massage on my legs and shoulders. And I have to admit, it was really relaxing until i slept again.  

*much of a pampering session eh?*
After the facial session, I did immediately felt that my face was brighter and more moisturized.
All in all, the facial was truly a relaxing one. The beauty advisor was pretty persuasive and advised me on what my skin really need. But in the end, I bought myself a set of the Hydrating Set to give it a try. 
Will give a review on the products soon. Do stay tuned. ;)

No doubt I really do like the facial session there but the price was pretty costly. As it would cost around RM300 plus for my session earlier. If the course was cheaper I would definitely not hesitate to sign up. I guess now I would need to ought for another cheaper facial session. :(