Monday, 21 May 2018

Review: Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen APF50+ PA++++ (40ml)
Are you too like me, always looking for sunscreen that can do a lot with 1 application? Come walk through my experience with Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++. 

Beside giving the usual sunscreen protection, my skin looks a little smoother, instantly less dull with natural grow. I can actually skip my BB cream after using this and go straight to concealer and foundation. It does last long throughout the day.

About Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen
This is a multi-functional sunscreen. 

Benefits:
  • protection from sunburn.
  • smooth skin. 
  • correct skin tone. 
  • moisturizes and soothes skin for a long time.
  • highly enriched ceramides and 3-calming complex. 
  • brighten dull skin. 
  • non greasy.
  • 10 non added formula dermatologist tested.
Ingredients
How to use Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen?
Use this as the last steps after your skin care products (moisturiser) evenly onto your skin prior to sun exposure. . 

My Review
Sunscreen is an important part of our skin care routine especially in sunny island like Singapore. But finding a right one can be a difficult task as a wrong sunscreen can cause outbreak to our skin. 

Recently, I have tried Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen. This brand is new to me. 
Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen (40ml)
The sunscreen comes with SPF50+ PA++++. It has a light beige, creamy and non oily texture.
Light beige, creamy and non oil.
What I like is that this sunscreen is easy to apply. It absorb well and does not leave my skin looking patchy. 
Came with a pump for easy application. (3/4 pump is enough for my whole face.)
Beside giving the usual sunscreen protection, my skin looks a little smoother, instantly less dull with natural grow. I can actually skip my BB cream after using this and go straight to concealer and foundation. It does last long throughout the day.  

But there is one thing to look out for. Take note not to apply too much. Take the right amount. Otherwise your skin will turn too pale instead of natural pink grow. 
Before and after using the sunscreen. (after skin care before makeup)
Overall, I quite like this sunscreen. With 1 application, it not only protect my skin from the sun. It also helps with my skin problem. Many benefits in 1. Great for lazy and busy people like me. 😁

Where to buy it? 
Atopalm Real Barrier Tone Up Sunscreen can be bought from Watsons Store at a retail price of S$34.

Where to get samples?
Nope. No sample for this. :(

Disclaimer: Products were provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Review: Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms (Coconut and Pear)

Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms (4.25g each)
Having dry lips and feeling troubled like I do? Then lip balms is what you need. Come check out Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms with me. 

I simply loves the coconut smell. The lip balm keeps my lip moisturized to prevent cracks.

About Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms
This is simply a 100% natural moisturizing lip balm.

Benefits:
  • Make lips feel soft, replenished and healthy.
  • Hydrates lips.
Ingredients.
How to use Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms? 
Just apply the lip balm when necessary to your lips. πŸ˜‰

My Review
I have dry and crack lips. Therefore, using lip balm becomes my everyday duty. 

Burt's Bees is one brand of lip balm highly recommended to me by my friends and relatives. 

And I always loves to carry some back to Singapore when I travel to Australia. :)  (well....it's a lot cheaper there. 😝)

It came in the usual lip balm stick. Small and easy to bring around. 
It came in the usual lip balm stick.
It is sealed nicely too. I always love product that is properly sealed. This means the product is new and not contaminated.  
Nicely sealed.
The lip balm contain a very nice coconut smell, although there is no coconut taste. 
Twist to push the lip balm up.
I love it that the lip balm does not leave a sticky feel after application. My lip stays hydrated throughout the night in an air-con room. Less crack and dryness. 
Non sticky.
Before and after used.
This is indeed one lovely brand of lip balm to use. And they consist of many flavours to choose from.

Where to buy it?
Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms can be found in Sephora Store.

Disclaimer: Product in this post was bought for personal use only. Review is for the purpose of sharing my honest personal experience only. No sponsorship and monetary compensation are offered.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Review: Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel

Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel (300g)
With Singapore's weather, anything soothing and moisturizing is very precious to our skin. Over the past few weeks, I have been introduced to Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel. 

This multi-purpose gel not only smell nice, skin feels soothing, moisturizing and smooth after use. I also realise that it helps soothe mosquito bite too. Come join me to find out more about this product.

About Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel
Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel, made from 99% of Jeju sea cucumber extract, calm sensitive skin caused by harmful environment. 

Excellent for Skin Type: Sensitive skin

Texture: Gel like that is light, refreshing and cooling. No stickiness.
Ingredients and usage from the product.
8 Raw materials
  1. Sea Cucumber extract
  2. Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
  3. Opuntia Coccinellifera
  4. Citrus Unshiu Pericarp Extract
  5. Trichosanthes Kirilowii Fruit Extract
  6. Brassica Napus Extract
  7. Houttuynia Cordata Extract 
  8. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Benefits
  • Soothing and protect skin
  • Moisturized skin 
  • Facilitate skin whitening
  • Restore and maintain skin elasticity
  • Multi use throughout the year
  • No paraben, no artificial color, mineral oil and animal oil
Multi-functions
  1. Sleeping Moisture Pack
  2. Super moisture Power Cream
  3. Soothing Care
  4. Body Care
  5. First Aid for swollen eyes
  6. Lip Care
  7. Cuticle Care
  8. Hair Essence
  9. Hand and Foot Essence
  10. Cooling Agent
How to use Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel?
Simply apply to face, hair and body as necessary. πŸ˜€

My Review
For not sure what reason, my skin is always thirsty. Therefore, product that moisturized or hydrates skin always attract my attention. 

Over the pass few weeks, I have been using Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel. One thing that really interest me is it's multi-purpose function. 

The soothing gel came in a 300g blue tub. 
Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel
Great to know it's covered with a plastic cover over the top. 
Covered with a plastic cover.
This soothing gel actually has a very light floral fragrance that smells like lavender to me. It has a transparent gel like texture. 

This gel texture turns into watery texture during application. It actually feels cooling. Especially so when it's place in the refrigerator. 
Gel like texture that turns into watery texture during application.
After application, my skin feels really smooth to touch. 

Off all the multi-purpose function, I like best to use it as a sleeping mask. Especially so when I sleep in air-con room. After applying overnight, the next day when I wake up, my skin feels ready rather than very oily on the T-zone. 

To people who do not like to use a lot of products or rather simply lazy, this is a rather convenient product. I not only use it as a sleeping mask, I used it as my body lotion, moisturizer and hair essence. 

It's soothing ability did wow me. I apply it over my mosquito bite and soon after, the itchiness and redness subside. 

Let's check out what my skin analyzer have to say before and after application. Skin did improve. 😁
Skin analysis on my legs.
Skin analysis on my cheeks.
Overall, I did find this soothing gel useful in many ways to not only my skin but to my hair and nails as well.
Thanks for reading!!
Where to buy it? 
Rarita Jeju 8 Aquamarine Soothing Gel can be bought from Secretive Online Store for a retail price of S$15 and Q-price of S$12.90. Delivery charges apply, depending on the option chosen.

Disclaimer: Products were provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Review: Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub

Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub (150g)
Body Scrub anyone? Come check out Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub with me.

This scrub does leave my skin feeling smooth and clean after use. It has a nice orange smell but that layer of oil feels really oily even after mixing well after use.

About Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub
This is a body scrub with real regenerating treatment.

Suitable for: All skin type. 

Benefits:
  • Leave skin soft and moist. 
  • Fight skin aging.
  • Leave skin bright, supple and ultra smooth. 
  • 4 Actions: Exfoliate and Renew, whitening, Regenerating and Anti-Aging, Revitalizing.
Go to Collistar website for more information. 
How to use Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub?
  1. Stir the scrub well. 
  2. Massage onto body paying attention on rough areas. 
  3. Rinse off. 
Use on damp skin for a light scrub or on dry skin for more intensive exfoliation. 

Use once or twice a week.
My Review
I am a constant user of body scrub. Seeing scrub with sand-like texture is a common thing. 

But this is the first time I see scrub with a thick layer of oil floating on top of the scrub. πŸ˜•
Thick layer of oil.
The scrub came in a transparent tub. From the tub, I can see that the scrub is orange in color. 
Came in a translucent tub.
Because of the huge amount of oil, I became very careful when storing it because I am afraid the oil will spill out. Turns out the opening is sealed with a plastic. 
Opening is sealed with plastic.
The scrub itself as I said, is having very fine sand-like texture. And it is quite compressed in the tub as I need to use a spatula to move it and mix well with the layer of oil. It produces a very strong orange smell both before and after use.
It is quite compressed in the tub as I need to use a spatula to move it and mix well with the layer of oil.
I must say, my skin feels really smooth and clean after using the scrub. But.....it is sooooo oily, that I need to wash quite long before I remove those oily feeling on my skin. Also my bathroom floor become so slippery that I need to wash the floor after use to prevent folks at home from falling down. 
Well...pretty oily.
Well.....for me, because of the oiliness, I don't think I will buy them to use. 😨 But who knows it will suit you better.

Where to buy it?
Collistar Anti-Age Talasso Scrub can be bought from Sasa Store at S$69.90 for 700g. 

Where to get sample?
No sample redemption for this product. 

Disclaimer: Products were provided for personal purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Review: Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea

Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea (20x5g)
Tea anyone? Come don't be shy....join me over a cup of Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea. 

I have tried this new tea on my tea shelf for the past week. The blended tea taste luscious sweet and produces a light herbal sweet smell. I quite like the taste. And good thing about this tea is that it helps to quench my thirst and make me feel less lethargic. 

Let's find out more about the tea first. 

About Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea
Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea from Korea, is an eco-friendly leached tea.

This product is manufactured using Jeju seahorse farmed in a HACCP-certified facility operated by Haechuma, the only seahorse farmer in Korea. 

Ingredients 
The tea is made up of the main ingredient, seahorse as well as 8 other oriental medicinal ingredients all packed into a teabag.
  1. Seahorse: Makes body warm, strengthen kidney and increase positive energy.
  2. Dang Gui(当归): Enhance blood flow and remove blood clots.
  3. White Woodland Peony: Improve anemia and replenish body fluids.
  4. Licorice: Remove toxic and reduce stress.
  5. Lemon: Good source of vitamin C, effective against cold and fatigue.
  6. Mint: Protect lung, heart and liver. Aid with upset stomach or indigestion.
  7. Siberian Ginseng Vine: Helps bone joint, recover liver functions, improve blood circulation and enhance immune system.
  8. Jiguja: Fruit of raisin tree.
  9. Cinnamon: High source of anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory Properties, protects heart, brain functions, Fight Diabetes, Infections & Viruses, 
Benefits
  1. Improve blood circulation.
  2. Improve energy metabolism.
  3. Improve immunity.
  4. Detox your body. 
How to consume Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea?
  1. Place the tea bag in 100ml of warm water.
  2. shake several time to brew the tea. 
  3. Ready to drink. 
Although it's delicious to drink, note that excessive consumption will cause diarrhea.

My Review
I love drinking tea and I am a constant tea drinker. Do you love to drink tea as much as I do? 😍

Recently, I was introduce something new. You all know what seahorse is right? But have you drink blended tea with seahorse as one of the ingredient inside? I just did last week. The tea is non other than Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea. 
Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea
The tea came sealed in a box of 20 packets.  
Sealed.
Came in a box of 20 individual pack.
Very thoughtful to place it in a small pack, convenient for me to place in my bag and bring out.
Place in individual small pack, convenient to bring around.
Usually teabag came with a square holder, printed with the tea brand and flavour. But for this Seahorse blended tea, it came with a very cute holder that looks almost like a seahorse. Erm...almost....
Teabag inside each individual pack.
Cute looking teabag holder.
So cute right? But how to place it on the cup? I took a few second to play around with the teabag holder. πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜›

Teabag holder placed nicely onto the cup.
Ok, playing aside, the first thing I always do is to smell the teabag. Not sure if you are the same as me? 😁 

I though there will be a very heavy medicine smell like those I smell from traditional Chinese medical store since there are so many medicinal ingredients in it. But it actually don't. There is a light herbal sweet smell. Smell Ok to me. But my mum told me it smell like Dang Gui(当归). 

The tea itself is light brown in color after brewing in hot water.
Tea is light brown in color.
Teabag holder still stays nicely on the cup.
Teabag holder still stay nicely on the cup.
I like to drink my tea hot! But my mum like to drink it warm.😏 Then we realize that different temperature of the tea, produces different taste. 

When it's hot, the tea taste more luscious sweet with a hint of mint and lemon taste. Chinese saying, it taste η”˜η”œ. 

But when it's warm, I can taste light herbal taste and less rich.

The tea does not have the usual tea bitter taste. Even if it's place in the water for long, it won't turn bitter. In fact, it taste even more fragrance. 

I quite like the taste. Although there are 8 oriental herbal used, I don't feel like drinking medicine at all. My mum love the taste too. 

2 things I notice from drinking the tea. The tea actually helps to quench my thirst and make me feel less lethargic.

You must be asking me, any seahorse taste, right? Erm....actually, how does seahorse taste like ah? Hahahahaha 😳...... I have never taste it before, so not really sure. But maybe the sweetness from the tea came from seahorse?πŸ™ˆ

Ok before I end my review, let me show you want is inside the teabag. 
Can you spot which ingredient is which?
Overall, this is a nice tea to drink. Something you should replace your gassy drink with during tea break. For better health. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Thanks for reading. Enjoy your tea!!! Cheers!!
Where to buy them?
Rarita Seahorse Blended Tea (20x5g) is available from Secretive Online Store for a retail price of S$59 and Q-price of S$33.90. Delivery charges apply, depending on the option chosen.

Disclaimer: Products were provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Review: Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste

Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste (120g)
Come check out this Korean Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste with me. 

This toothpaste, apart that it's from Korea, nothing extra special about this toothpaste. It's able to keep my teeth clean and healthy just like other toothpaste.

About Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste
This is a mud based toothpaste. 

Suitable: All teeth types, especially for hypersensitive teeth.

Benefits:
  • Good for sensitive tooth.
  • Prevent tartar build-up.
  • Improve gums condition.
  • Contains abundant minerals.
  • Whiten and brighten tooth. 
  • Eliminating bad breath.
About the toothpaste.
How to use Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste?
Use a pea-size amount. Rinse and spit out after use. Do not swallow.
Directions and Ingredients.
My Review
Toothpaste, sometime we use for a lifetime for our teethes to stay clean and healthy. 

But this is the first time I use toothpaste from Korea.

Toothpaste came in the usual toothpaste tube.....of course lah!!! slap me please!!! πŸ™ˆ
Boryeong Mud Dr 113 Toothpaste
But one thing only those who know Hokkian will know, the brand "Boryeong" when read, sounds like the word "No Use" in Hokkian!!! And my brother and I goes.."Huh!!! 'No Use' toothpaste!!!" Hahahahaha....πŸ˜†πŸ˜

Ok...jokes aside....lets go on with real business. 

For the name mud toothpaste, I thought the toothpaste is going to be grey in color and in muddy texture. But turns out to be white and in the usual cream like texture. 
Toothpaste is white in color.
Ok. This toothpaste is not chill when used. In fact, I don't feel anything. Sorry I didn't accidentally taste it or taste it on purpose. So don't know how it taste like. 😝

But this toothpaste, apart that it's from Korea, nothing extra special about this toothpaste. It's able to keep my teeth clean and healthy just like other toothpaste.

Where to buy it?
Not really sure where else to get this product. But It is sold in limited quantities from Samplestore at S$6.40 each. Also saw them selling at Hebeloft online store at S$8.90 each.

Where to get sample?
Sample can be redeem from Samplestore with a delivery fee.

Disclaimer: Products were provided for personal purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.