Saturday, January 20, 2018

My Daily Skincare: Hits and Miss

If you are looking for Korean or Taiwanese products, you may want to check out My Daily Skincare. Some of the popular brands they hold include 23.5N, J.One, Kuan Yuan Lian, Loveisderma and My Scheming which you may not be able to find on normal pharmaceutical stores.

Like me, you probably heard of some brands (considering they are highly raved about) and may not be so familiar with the other brands. And I am happy to share that there are a few products that are definitely worth the hype or at least should be hyped about!

This is the product the Korean actress Ha Jiwon created. So definitely, there was some hype about this product. Initially, I was a bit miffed because the instruction was all in Korean. But okay, it was quite easy to use. You just had to massage it to your face before you sleep at night. And voila, witness the magic in the morning.

If you really like products like nice fragrance, you would love it. True to its name, it is in jelly form but it is not sticky at all. And, it did keep my face hydrated throughout the night. In fact, this is my favourite among the stack. I can hardly wait to try out the rest of the brand's product. Guess I am a fan now. <3

Most of you should be very familiar with My Scheming Masks by now. It is affordable and doesn't disappoint. So I was very curious about their Blackhead Removal Pack. Considering I reviewed the TPO 3 Step Nose Pack a month back, I had some sort of expectations.

Similarly, this come in a 3-steps process. As will soon see, I didn't try it on my nose, but  on my Mum's nose instead. Reason being, my nose is quite clear since the last time but my Mum's is filled with gunk. LOL!

Like all My Scheming products, this didn't disappoint. The amount of gunk it pulled out was satisfying. My mum's nose looked so clean after. I think by the 2nd use, her nose could be blackhead-less. In terms of steps, time-taken and maybe even effectiveness, it is no different from TPO 3 Step Nose Pack.

However, in terms of price-point it wins hand-down. First of all, you don't really use much of the products to pull out the gunk. I am guessing even if you use a generous amount every week, it can last up to 3 months. It is super value for money!

To be quite honest, I have never heard of the brand Kuan Yuan Lian. Personally, the brand is rather light on the whole and smells cucumberish. Hahaha. I am quite neutral towards it maybe because I like products which I can feel the effect fast. But this product seems more natural.

I didn't get any outbreaks, neither did it strip my skin off any moisture. Among the selection, this was quite average. Not that I won't use it again, just that it didn't leave me overwhelmed and impressed. Maybe it is because all cleansers are pretty much the same? I am suspecting their other skincare products may have more potential.

I didn't really like it as a toner. But I loved it as a face spray. Of course, sprays in my opinion are quite optional on a skincare regime. However, I especially love them after a warm day or vigorous activity. I think I just don't like sweat and warmth on my face.

So if I can't find a toilet to wash my face, I will use a face spray to cool it down at least. I think this is quite a cheap option. And it doesn't come with alcohol (i.e. no cooling feeling), but at the same time, you don't have to worry about moisture being striped off.

I have to say this was the most disappointing product I have tried in this selection. I had huge expectations for it, partially because of the great review I heard of this brand. When I opened the product and used it the intensive way, there was so much potential.

But it didn't live up to what it promised. Firstly, this product didn't come with any fragrance. I really didn't like the smell of it. Although it seemed like face was so well-hydrated with the product on. When I washed it off, the product along with the hydrated effect was washed on. In fact, I am so disappointed I don't even think I may be trying other products under this brand.

With that, we have come to the end of the review. Let me know if you would like me to try other products in some of the brands mentioned above or if you disagree with my review/ comments. (Note: I usually finish products before I move on to another review so you may need to wait a while before I try out new stuff. :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Start your year organised: We are the Walrus

I am a highly disorganized person, so I got you as well (naturally assume you are of the same category as me) swanky We are the Walrus note books (without lines). The design of the cover is simple yet chic and in no way embarrassing so you can bring them for your formal meetings.

Most importantly, it gives you "labels" to intrigue people to know you better. The notebooks come without lines. So it gives all you creative people ample space to jot/draw your thoughts.

So each book comes with each own original 10 signs and Prologue drawings. Some are definitely more interesting than the rest. My brother has opened his Dreamer notebook during X'mas. Just in case you wonder, he is truly one that is physically beside you, but god know where his soul is.

I super love the pictures in it, makes me wanna colour them during boring meetings/lectures if it were mine. Currently, the books are available in black, white and red. Psss, a mystery colour is coming out soon! Excited.
I saved "Traveler" for the BF not cos he is a traveler at heart because he is the complete opposite. Although he lives by the traveler motto - Money is not everything experience is, his wanderlust is highly deficient. I thought it might serve as a good present to remind yourself on the lacks in your life and improve on it.

In comparison, the design of the prologue of "Traveler"is a bit simpler. The design is the same at the back and front. Like less bang for your bucks hor. It is less complicated and artsy too.

Saving the best for last, I present to you "Me". This is for the giveaway and I love how bold and loud it is. Plus the prologue has a wicked sense of humour. It really makes you crack up doesn't it? I think this is perfect for the giveaway because we all need a good smile every now and then don't we?

And there is no better day to start a day - organised and cheery. Just in case you are wondering, if there are any walrus hidden anywhere...Nope it is just the company's name - We are the Walrus. Who ever knew they had such great sense of humour *inserts seal clapping image*

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018: Tech Year Ahead

Hey guys, just a quick update on some of the gadgets in my life. First up, I changed my phone to a Samsung Galaxy S8. :D This means we will be getting sharper and better night shots photos and videos. Also, after much struggles, I manage to clear some of my memory space :)

The struggle from an iphone to a Samsung was really tough. The buttons and functions are so different. Honestly, I think I am still not fully utilising my phone. Guess my smartphone is a lot smarter than me.

So the BF got me a screen that was amazingly cheap and good(?). I haven't verify how good it is yet because I haven't exactly dropped my phone yet. But at least I could finally start using my phone so that was cool.

This is from Jker Tech at Lazada, but somehow I can't seem to find the right link. But it looks pretty legit coming with a wipe and all. The BF helped me stick it on my phone, But psss, he did such a bad job, I re-do it. Hahaha, so much for waiting for him.

If you know me personally, I would never touch my phone until I have my screen protectors and casing ready. The casing took a while to find the right design (Pss, I note that samsung have a lot less variations than Apple.) And a little longer for it to arrive. Yup, you got it. It is customised!

All the way from Thailand, check out Fabrica. If you are looking for something that is work appropriate yet has a tinge of creativity and chic in it, you may be able to find what you want here. Most of them are prints from artworks. I went for something too plain unfortunately. I think it would look a lot better for wilder designs.

As you can see, I have 3. Generally, I do like letting my phone change covers like how I change clothes. I may be giving away 1 cos samsung covers are hard to come by. So stay tune if you use the same phone as me.

I decided to use my Maths prints for now. Hehe. My current phone is so much bigger than my old phone which was palm sized. (It is a lot heavier that it fell on my face one day when I was using it T.T) So I found myself a phone ring. I always wonder what they were for. Guess now I know. (Update: The ring fell off. Am I using it wrong?!?)

2018 has propelled me into technology. I am also now a proud owner of a Fitbit Ionic. I am also the butt of jokes that the Fitbit is walking me like its dog. It urges me to take sufficient steps, have relaxation periods and trains me. I do sound like its pet puppy.

But it is kinda fun and I do feel that I am getting fitter. Last year, I aimed to be fitter, which went pretty well because I did have at least once a week work-out (1 hour) although it was 3 times in the earlier half of the year. Guess this year, it is more about sustaining and eating right. So wish me luck, ok guys. This is quite an exciting year for me. I have a lot of content in the pipeline so stay tune ok!