Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hadawaka Gel (SP)

If you noticed, I have always been raving about Japanese skincare products. My previous trip to Japan got me stocking up on all sorts of Japanese masks and moisturisers after seeing how good the Japanese ladies' skin is. I dont know about you, but if there is a country to pick for the most trusty skincare, I would definitely vote Japan. Think SK-II, Shiseido, Kose.

Presenting Hadawaka Gel

 So today I'm introducing this brand that originated from Japan, Hadawaka Gel. The multifunctional 'anti-aging and brightening gel cream created with an enthusiasm for protection spots and wrinkles caused by dryness. It's made in the lab, from AMPLEUR by a renowned doctor which is now sold under Cosme (a renowned cosmetics shopping site in Japan). AMPLEUR has been producing clinical-based skin-care cosmetics for 13years so it's definitely not any dodgy new product in the market!

Sad to say, fine lines are my main skin concern right now so this product review came in really timely for me.  I've always been facing dull and dry skin but my recent trip to the Derma gave me a new realization, the skin area especially around my forehead has a significant increase of fine lines. My Derma mentioned that these fine lines appearing now are way too early for my age and since then I've been on a constant lookout for products that works well for wrinkles. Meh. 

The Hadawaka Gel is an all-in-one care item for spots and wrinkles after cleansing. It gives a silky resilience and translucency to the skin suffering from aging and makes dryness-caused fine lines invisible. It can be used not only for face but also on wherever you think it's dry like your neck, elbow etc. 

It's made from the main brightening ingredient called Arbutin which slows down the production of spots and freckles. Also consisting of several beauty essences like the squalene, hyaluronic acid, ceramide, vitamin C derivative, 15 amino acids that gives plenty of moisture to the skin to maintain a good balance of moisture. 

How to use: simply scoop slightly more than an average pearl-size amount and gently massage into entire face on cleansed face. When applied to other parts of body, make sure it's applied to after-shower cleansed skin. 

The Hadawaka gel looked like a thick jelly-like cream that was hard to be absorbed but it blended into my skin pretty quickly after massaging. It gave a silky feeling and surprisingly it wasn't as sticky as it seemed to be if you dont spam more than you should. I'm sure most ladies dislike putting on masks that leaves a sticky aftermath, cos the whole night our hair will be sticking to the face annoyingly.

My skin is no where near perfect but look at how my skin looks after applying it during bed time for a week. There was an instant glow to my face and it felt like I was wearing a layer of protection for the night that stopped my skin from drying while sleeping in an air-conditioned room. I woke up the next morning with softer and firmed up skin. Hopefully in time to come, my fine lines will gradually disappear. It's a highly raved product on Japan beauty sites, so i cant wait for it to work its magic further!

You can get pretty overwhelmed by the extensive selection of skin care products Japan offer if you don't know what you're looking for and I wished that I learned of this brand earlier so I could purchase it online during my trip there.

Good news for us, they are finally launching the product in SG after being around in Japan for so long~  It's ranked #1 in Rakuten Japan so I can imagine the demand for Japanese ladies stocking up on the product. The 50g bottle that I'm holding is $68 and to be honest it's definitely on the higher side especially when you can only get it online without being able to test it. But there must be a reason why it's ranked #1 in Japan on beauty sites and I just checked that there is a 30-day money back guarantee so there you go:


Hope it works well for you like how it did for me :) 
Till then...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The best thing that happened in 2016

Hello guys~ 
I promised to do up a post on how my new relationship started previously so here goes. Took me long enough to do so, but better late than never yea? It's surprising how my previous breakup was circulating around on forums, but thank you to the anonymous ladies in there who stood up for me. Much love! 

Time really flew past so quickly, I still remember it was 2 Christmas back when I ruined the hotel room party for everyone. There were zero pictures taken, zero cheers etc, all because I broke down when my ex's sister gave me this consoling hug after we counted down to Xmas. Then the drama came cos at that time not all of my friends at the party knew my r/s of 9 years ended pretty nastily. One by one, they came to console me as I continued to bawl away. 

Ever since after the news started to spread, I have had friends trying to match-make me with their friends/cousins/colleagues/neighbour etc lol. Among all the new friends I made during that period, I reconnected with an old friend whom I never ever thought would now be so important to me. 


So I knew Alvin about 7 years back when he was 18 through a mutual friend. He was also there at the Xmas party which I mentioned earlier, clueless of what happened. 

A few days later, we started talking because he wanted to get me out of my agony as he went through something similar in the past and could relate to how I felt. Here's one of my fav clips he did for me at that point of time :) 

Ever since then we started talking even more. I like how he is so hardworking and how he isn't afraid to show his affection for me. All the little things he does for me and just loving me for who I am. He is very encouraging towards everything I do and always sends me texts like how he is so proud of me. One thing I picked up from him is that he never uses his phone whenever we are together and that made me do the same for him. He taught me how to be a better person and I really appreciate and cherish him for that. 

If you havent met your Mr Right, I recommend you to check out this new date-and-dine app, Bite. 

Introducing Bite :  
 I know there are tons of dating apps out there but Bite is one that encourages people to meet up over food than chatting behind the screen, because the best way to know someone is to bond over a good meal isnt it? 

The unique point about this app is you get to set a date, time and place to date even before you start talking on the app! After all, having a special connection with someone is really hard to come by and just talking to people through random dating apps won't let you know more about the person unless you guys meet up irl. 

I personally haven't been on any dating apps but this is pretty interesting considering food comes first teehee. So you get to see who has the same taste in food as you. There is even a really cool feature for you to pick how you would like to settle the bill, whether you go dutch or either one of you pays! 

For guys who are usually too shy to ask for a date, this app is for you. And for ladies who always can't make up your mind on what to eat, why not let your date decide? 

(fun fact, he is 2 years younger than I am) 

I was initially quite bothered by the age difference cause I knew I wasn't young anymore and couldn’t afford to, you know, waste time dating young boys who are still out there to play. But after 8 months of courtship, after seeing how filial he was towards his parents (coz how he treats his family is how he will treat you in future), after seeing how sincere and serious he is in this relationship, we got together. 

It was a quite a romantic night when he brought me to Sentosa to watch some lame ass light show and when the fireworks struck, he struck too hah.

During every date with Alvin, I can't wait to see what interesting places he'll bring me to and I love watching him enjoy his food when I bring him to a place he likes! Having a good meal sets you in the right mood for the entire day, and the best feeling is to step out with happy tummies, hand in hand with the one you love. 

So there you go, take a Bite at 
Download it on your phone and start to #bitetogether. I hope you single ladies / bachelors out there get to meet someone as genuine and true to you through the app. Take your time, dont settle for less than you deserve :) 


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Better Skin with ROSETTE No Additive Facial Wash #SP

'I cleanse my face no matter how tired I am or how many martini’s I’ve had that night' – Romy Frydman.

And I am definitely living by this quote. Been introduced to Rosette and added them into my daily routine since last June and I can see how my skin has changed significantly ever since. Apart from the standard regime, Cleanse - Tone - Moist, i also exfoliate at least once a week with their Natural Blend Marine Peeling Gel and masking my face whenever I can :) 
You can say that Rosette is relatively new in SG but they have been around since 1929 and that's 88 years of history. I like how they have been keeping their price really competitive despite selling over 18 million pieces of their products worldwide. From their regular face wash going at $9.90, Hello Kitty face wash at $10.90 and today I'll be introducing the No Additive wash which is retailing at $8.90. Always very glad to be able to try new products from them Rosette! 

First up, No Additive Aloe Vera Facial Wash. It's mainly made with 100% plant-derived ingredients and Aloe Vera for rich hydration. Its simple and natural ingredients for moisture skin is gentle to all skin type. It helps to keep skin healthy and supple by locking in moisture while effectively removing dead skin cells and impurities from pores.

Fun fact about Aloe Vera: It has several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, sensitive skin problems and more. 

It acts as a moisturizer by moisturising without any greasy feel. For ladies who use mineral-based make-up, this actually acts as a moisturiser and is great for the far before application to prevent drying of skin. 

It treats acne. It provides wound healing and anti inflammatory properties that reduces skin inflammation. Gibberellin in Aloe Vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells which allows skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. 

It fights aging. As Aloe Vera also contains a plethora of antioxidants that can help improve the skin's natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. 

I knew Aloe Vera is one good natural product that is very beneficial to the skin but I never knew it was THIS powerful. I shall keep a lookout for anything Aloe Vera in future!

Next we have the No Additive Rice Bran Facial Wash made with 100% plant-derived ingredients like the previous wash however this is made with Rice Bran for smooth, dewy-fresh skin. 

Rice Bran extract is from the germ and inner husk of rice with high percentage of fatty acids, perfect moisturiser for skin. 

The main benefit of rice bran is its deep-moisturing capability due to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids which go deep into skin to hydrate. It's very suitable for Oily skin as rice bran is light and penetrates easily and doesnt increase the oiliness of skin.

Rice bran is considered an anti-aging secret in Japan that helps to firm and tighten, maintaining hydration and lastly reduct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the natural vitamin E + vitamin B.

Here's me using the No Additive Aloe Vera Facial Wash look. It was refreshing and it revitalises my dull and tired looking skin. I like how it's gentle yet effectively cleanse the impurities away. I'm very much in love with these paste facial wash from Rosette, try it for yourself now from all SASA and Wastons outlets :) 

For those with sensitive skin, this two products are definitely for you as it's free of fragrances, mineral oil, preservatives, and colours! Best part is it's really affordable at $8.90 :) 

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Till then...

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pooch Image x #TaylorZhou

Time really flies, it's been 9 years since I got my Maltese Taylor. 
Throughout all these years, Ive brought him to so many pet salons in my neighbourhood but none can be compared to Pooch Image. 
Pooch Image, located at 119 Upper East Coast Road is the only grooming place I can entrust Taylor to. I've heard of stories how amateur groomers actually hurt their dogs by accident and I'll never want that to happen to my baby. A few years back, we sent Taylor to a groomer in upper serangoon and he came back with tons of ticks on his body. That was really traumatising and we swore not to bring him to the cheap and not too legit pet salons in the neighbourhood. 

Dog owners out there staying in the East, if you've not brought your pets to Pooch Image, it's time. 
You know your pooches will be in good hands with them! 

The front of the shop channeling some ancient Chinese vibes. 

See what I meant by you can entrust your pooch to them? All these groomers are professionally certified and some of them are even award winning groomers.
Other than grooming services, they also carry a wide variety of products for your pets.

Here's Taylor going through their Co2 spa treatment. 
They also have micro bubble, dead sea salt and coconut spa treatment for your pooches . 

Meet Valerie. If you dont know, most of the trophies in the shop was won by her, how impressive is that!

Mad adorable puppy cut by Valerie, from a yellowish messy bun to a fluffed up little teddy bear! 

They have having a CNY promo for the month of Jan, simply quote my name for 10% off grooming services. How awesome is that? No surcharge yet additional 10% off. I've booked my slot for next week, do hurry make an appointment to avoid any disappointment!

P.S Congrats on the second outlet at Farrer Road! Please have one outlet in the North east soon :) 

Thank you Pooch's Image! 

119 Upper East Coast Road #01-01 Singapore 455244
Tel6344 4044

Farrer Road
Block 3 Queen's Road #02-141
Singapore 260003
Tel: 62554044 

Opening hours: Weekdays 11.30am to 8pm
Weekends 11.30am to 8.30pm

Till then...