Saturday, February 17, 2018

Try and Review: Blue Light Diet

I always thought Try and Review never really let me review much of the "good stuff". So when I actually received 2 boxes of Lutien Essence, I was over the moon. Cos I drink a lot of Brand's Essence, especially when I need to concentrate and be focused. I even use them for my instant noodles soup, sometimes.

I was absolutely psyched to try the blue light diet for 2 weeks. First of all, the Lutien Essence is yums. I drink them cold and it is like a delicious Roselle Tea. Drinking this on a daily basis will keep your eyes healthy, replenishing Lutein and Zeaxanthin in your body that help absorb and filter harmful blue light.

My eyes honestly haven't been very good since last year. And it is really my own fault to a certain extent cos I am always on the laptop or the phone whether I am doing anything productive or just bumming around. There was this point my eyes would water and tear using the comp cos it just hurt too much.

What I did was, I actually use the Rhoto eye-drop (that can be only bought in Jap or TW) to provide temporal relief. But I use it every day like a drug (super unhealthy). After using Lutien Essence, my eyes did get a bit better. I only use my eyedrops twice a week. Great improvement and very happy about it.

But what am I going to do with my Rohto eyedrops which I bought in bulk like a mad woman?!? Sigh.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wedding Talks: Plating and Inking

Happy V-day to all you lovebirds out there. Found a really interesting, customised present that may make a good anniversary present and thought I should share it with you. :)

I am not sure if you guys are familiar with plate-making. But for me, this is the first time (and definitely not the last) that I am being exposed to this. Just before you guys think this is all the way in Thailand (cos it looks so), it isn't, it is 100% local. #SupportLocal

First off, Plate Ink is located at J-Cube#02-71. If it is not convenient for you, you can always go on their online platform to purchase/design your plates in the own comfort of your home. But because there are so many options, if you are poor in colour-combi like me, you better make a trip down for consultation.

I started off not knowing what I want to finally having some clue of what I want. Mind you, I changed my mind back and forth repeatedly. Fortunately Ibrahim, the friendly designer/artist at Plate Ink was patient enough to give me some "professional opinion" and save me from making a huge mess of my plate. Thanks!

Just to guide you noobs out there (like I am not one myself), here are the steps:
  1. Pick your plate size: it depends on the number of letters. There is a promotion going on. The small ones for your door/ work desk cost S$9.90 at the moment. Since we had a wedding coming up, we decided to go for the big plates. (Cos a wedding should be a big bang right!) It is also on promotion at S$35!
  2. Decide on what you are going to write: Ibrahim suggested something personalised since it was for a wedding. My personal take is if you are here already, watching the birth of your plate and fretting over designs and colours, you must as well make it one in a bizillion and never replicable right!
  3. Pick your plate colour: This was hard. But I settled on Gold cos there is something gohden about this wedding :P But trust me all the colours are so pretty with so much potential. 
  4. Pick your colours: Now this is complicated. There is so much designs you can go for. Sparkle? What about the Border? Same Colour? I think I died at this stage. Lol! My brain went into overdrive.
  5. Add-ons?: You can have hand-drawn art on your plates for 5-10 bucks or even glitter. To make my life simple, I kept it simple. (P.S. the fiane was sure glad I didn't 画蛇添足 cos more is not more in his opinion. Haha!)

So this is our final product. Yes, I blocked out some parts because there should be some suspense before the actual wedding. We went Gold, White and Red. Cos too many colours, it may lose its class. We have a teeny wheeny bit of pattern in the middle.

I eventually didn't try too much stuff. I initially wanted gold and sparkly silver but that's probably a blinding combination. Hahaha. Loving my plate at the moment. (And my friends love it too with some of them considering to get the mini one for themselve cos it is quite cheap!) By the way, it takes about an hour or so for my plate. Way faster than I thought :P

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Amazing Seaweed Mask

Sorry to scare you guys like this, 1 week before V-day and CNY. But this mask is really hell-of-a-scary haha. Just in case you are wondering, this is a seaweed silk mask. The seaweed is chopped into pieces along with the algae. Initially, I thought it might be some fad or hype. But it really works!!!

After putting it on for 20 mins, my skin feels soft and hydrated. And I think it also remove some gunk off my pores. Don't ask me how it do that, I never knew seaweed were such powerful beauty products.

And this is how the seaweed mask looks on the inside, so unassuming right? It looks like a dirty brown thing. Hahaha. Actually after using it, I felt it was quite a waste to just use on my face. So...I think I am going to wipe the remaining stuff on my body after I am done with my face. (OMG, I am gross right!)

For my readers only, first 10 people who quote "ForFunk" when you purchase it will get free postage, whee~~~It is S$39.90 for 10 pieces (S$3.99 a piece). The price is considerably reasonable for products that are 100% organic.  Even the cover looks so dreamy. I love mermaids <3 Plus it is made in Thailand <3 <3 <3