Monday, 14 January 2019

Review: Poon Confectionary Delicious Homemade CNY Goodies

Poon Confectionary Homemade CNY Goodies (
Time really flies!!! Just a few more weeks and it is time to welcome Chinese New Year 2019!😲

Talking about CNY, there are many things to prepare before CNY. One thing that is on everybody's list is to buy CNY goodies. But what if you are those type who do not like to squeeze with the crowd at Chinatown or those who really got no time to do shopping? Not to worry. With the convenient of online stores, you can just buy at the click of your mouse, comfortably at home. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

To help you further, let me introduce you a delicious, affordable and homemade goodies online store, Poon Confectionary (

About Poon Confectionary
Poon Confectionary is established in 1971 in Pahang Malaysia. It was expanded to Singapore in 2018. 

Poon Confectionary baked homemade, handmade goodies. All the goodies are freshly made (about a week in advance) before delivery, not stocked. 

Also, their goodies are all made from natural ingredients. No Preservatives, No MSG and no added flavours

Check out for more information.  

My Review
Dong Dong Dong Qiang!!! Chinese New Year is coming soon. Are you prepared?.....What? Not yet? No worries. 

Let me introduce to you Poon Confectionary Homemade CNY Goodies. Yes they are freshly handmade with nutritious ingredients. No MSG, preservatives or added flavour. Great, at least I know I am eating safe and not eating chemical into my stomach.

I have 4 of their CNY goodies with me. And I can't wait till CNY to eat them. They became my tea break snacks. ζ₯ζ₯ζ₯ (Come X3 in Chinese)....let me tell you if they are delicious. 
Poon Confectionary Homemade CNY Goodies.
Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts
Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts
For me, pineapple tarts is 1 CNY goodies I will definitely buy every year. I am a fussy pineapple tart eater. There are very little brands that can please me, not even those famous once. 

I must say, Poon Confectionary did a great job on their pineapple tarts.

The pineapple tarts comes with thin skin with lots of fillings. Skin does not have too strong butter taste (definitely acceptable for those who are scared of butter taste). The pineapple fillings are not so sweet and not too sour. 
A closer look at the pineapple tarts.
Size of the tart is just nice for me to pop the whole piece into my mouth. The skin just melt in my mouth and as I chew, I can taste the pineapple fragrance. 
Nicely pack into the container.
Almond Cookies
Almond Cookies
Almond taste is something not on the popular side. Many people is scare of the so call "Cockroach" taste or smell (Ok, I always ask those who told me this, how do you know how a cockroach taste like? You eaten one before? LOL..). 

For me, I love almond taste and I prefer it as strong as possible. 😝

The almond cookies does taste soft and crisp. And I can still bite small pieces of almond. But I notice that the amount varies for each pieces. Some have more and some have less. Therefore, some pieces taste nicer. 
Closer look at the almond cookies.
I can smell a very nice almond fragrance as I open the container. The almond smell strong but don't taste strong. I personally think that it will taste better if the almond taste is stronger. 
Look delicious!!!
Green Pea Cookies
Green Pea Cookies
Actually, I have not eaten green pea cookies before. So I don't actually know what to expect for this one. 

From the container, it does look attractive on the colors. 
Very nice color.
Before I eat, I thought I will taste something similar to those green pea nuts. But actually not really the same. The green pea taste is not as strong. Definitely acceptable for those who don't like vegetable taste. 
Take a closer look at it.
But for me, although it taste good, it also make my teeth a little uncomfortable as it will stuck on my teeth. πŸ™ˆ 

Hae Bee Hiam Sambal Prawn Roll
Prawn Roll
Prawn roll!!! Another CNY goodies that I will definitely buy. 

The prawn smell is very strong the moment I open the container. 
Crispy and Tasty Prawn Roll.
It taste really crispy and full of Hae Bee Hiam taste. One thing I like is that the spiciness is at the right level. Not too spicy and not too bland. And the prawn roll skin is not too thick. Also, it is not oily.
A closer look at the prawn roll.
Of the 4 goodies above, I like the Hae Bee Hiam prawn roll the most. Oh man, I can't stop eating once I start. I also like the pineapple tarts. The thin skin and pineapple fragrance. Delicious!

I personally think that it is also very affordable. Given the effort to handmade each pieces of the goodies and pack them nicely. The price is definitely reasonable to me. 

Where to buy it?
Poon Confectionary CNY Goodies can be bought from

Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts (530g) - S$16.90 (sales now: S$15.72)
Almond Cookies (430g, 45pcs) - S$15.50 (Sales now: S$14.41)
Green Pea Cookies (460g, 45pcs) - S$15.50 (Sales now: S$14.41)
Hae Bee Hiam Sambal Prawn Roll (310g) - S$15.50 (Sales now: S$14.41)

Check out the delivery information here

Good news!!! Got discount!!! Enter my blog's discount code "theswanple", to enjoy 10% off your purchase. The code is valid from now till 12 July 2019

Happy shopping!!!

Free Tasting?
You are interested but you still want to personally taste it before you decide to buy? Sure, no problem. 

They do have free tasting over at their Macpherson Physical store. Go on down to try over 30 types of goodies, then buy to your heart's content.

Click here for details. 
Happy Chinese New Year!
Before I end my review, let me wish all of you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Pig Year!!! Oink Oink!!!

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, 30 December 2018

Review: Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

Vitabrid 14 days Radiance InsideOUT Set
Recently, I have collected my 14 days Radiance InsideOUT Set from Vitabrid. I am really excited and surprise by the very big and pretty 14 days set. 

Of the 5 items in the set, I love Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder best. This vitamin C product really surprise me and change my view on vitamin C skin care product. How? Well read on to find out. 

About Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder
This is a 12hr Vitamin C Skin Care product. 

  • Stabilised form of active Vitamin C.
  • Can be customised and mixed with your current skin care regimen.
  • Reduce Pigmentation
  • Refine Skin Texture
  • Skin Vitality
  • Customizable Skin Care
Go to Vitabrid Website for more detailed information.

My Review
Recently, I was introduced to Vitabrid products through their 14 days Radiance InsideOUT Set. 

Woohu.......The set came in a big and pretty yellow box. Actually, was quite surprise and excited. Surprise by the very big box and excited to try new products. 
Vitabrid 14 days Radiance InsideOUT Set
There are 5 products inside but I will only focus on Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder.
4 of the 5 products in the set.
The trial bottle of Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder came in a small glass bottle with easy to pour cap. 
Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder (0.8g)
I just need to fix the cap on the glass bottle and I'm ready to use it. 
Easy to use cap.
I have use before products with vitamin C. But they either caused my skin to outbreak or there is no effect at all. And the Vitamin C is always inclusive in the product. I never know Vitamin C for Skin comes in this form and can be used this way. 

The Brightening Powder came in very fine powder form. 
Came in fine powder form.
And what I like best is that I do not need to change my skin care regiment. This brightening powder can be added to my serum or moisturizer. For me, I mix it into my serum. 
Mixing the brightening powder to my serum.
I was pretty surprise by the result. In just less then 14days of usage, I can already see the improvement. I can already see that it helps to brighten up my dull skin by a small percentage. 

What I can really see having a huge improvement is the sebum control of my skin. Previously, my skin can get really very oily by the end of the day. But now, it stays at the right level throughout the day. As a result, less days my pimple friends visited me. 
Before and after use for around 14 days.
I am really please with the result. And maybe I will consider buying the retail size and continue use it.

Where to buy it?
Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder can be purchase from Novita Experience Store or it can be found from Vitabrid online Website. It is price at S$86 per bottle (3g). 
Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder (3g)
Where to redeem sample?
The 14 days Set is still available for redemption. Go to Vitabrid online Website to register for your set. Also like Vitabrid Facebook page for future giveaway. 

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.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Event: Leather Craft Workshop

Leather Craft Workshop
How is everybody? Busy preparing for Xmas? It's been almost a month since my last post. Well, been really busy with my work. 

Last week, I am lucky to be chosen by Orchard Central to attend a Leather Craft Workshop. 
Workshop at Orchard Central
This will be a really short post. I just want to share my craft experience with you. 😁

In this workshop, I will be making a leather pouch. All tools needed are readily prepared. 
All tools readily prepared.
I spend quite some time to cut the template, draw onto the leather skin, cutting out the shape of the pouch and smoothing the edges. It is not really difficult but needs a lot of patient and care. 
Shape drawn on the leather.
Nicely cut.
Hole punched.
Screw done.
I love craft work, so this workshop is really fun to me. 

Tada!!!! My end product looks good after hole punching, screwing and polishing, although not the best, but still I am proud of my own work. 
Final Product.
Hm....what should I use it for? Ok let me think over it. For now, Orchard Central is having more workshops. Go to their facebook page to enter the workshop contest. Who knows you will be picked to attend the workshops too. Thanks for reading. 

Disclaimer: Event attended for personal purposes only. All reviews are based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this event.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Review: Gorgeous Flowers From Little Flower Hut

Little Flower Hut
Looking for beautiful flowers for someone, for certain occasions or just to pamper yourself to beautify your home? You want it quick and on the same day without walking around looking for shops? Best still if you can do it without burning extra holes to your pockets? 

If your answer is yes to the above, then you must read on as I might just happened to help you find what you are looking for. πŸ‘€

Thanks to Little Flower Hut, my whole week of stress is being chase away by their lovely pot of purple flowers. 

So what is this Little Flower Hut that I mention here? Let me introduce it to you.

About Little Flower Hut
Little Flower Hut - Online Delivery Services
Little Flower Hut is a home grown Singapore Florist Shop. They believes that delivers of flowers and gifts is not only sending a nice thoughts but also bringing happiness to the recipients. 

They provides online flower delivery, with a wide varieties of flowers and gifts for all occasions. 
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Bouquets
  • Hampers
  • Wreaths
  • Plants
What I love most is their delivery services. They provide 24/7 customer services. You will be happy to know that they provide same day flower delivery. And you will be even more happy to hear that delivery fee is free as long as you order by 4pm.

My Review
Having been really stress out over the week. I am delighted to receive a pot of lovely flowers delivered from Little Flower Hut.
Came in a paper bag.
It came not only in a large durable paper bag, it came with a lovely little card too. Yes, it is really great to know that card is given with the flowers. Just let them know what you want to say and they will take care of the rest. 
Card is provided.
I must say, my flowers are beautifully arranged. I love the purplish roses surrounded with small little yellow purple flowers.😝 (Eh...I am no expert in flowers, so really don't know what is the exact name of these flowers.)
Lovely purple Roses.
And a little surprise, there is a lovely cactus amount the purple roses. 
Cactus amount the roses.
What I like best is that the flowers came arrange nicely in a glass pot. This means it save me the trouble of looking for a pot, trimming and arranging it. All I have to do now is to look for a lovely spot in my house and put it there. 
Came in a nice glass pot.
Besides this pot of flowers, Little Flower Hut provides some special type of flowers such as birthday cake flower and teddy bear flowers. If you are looking for something special, these may be what you are looking for. 
Teddy Bear Flowers
Birthday Cake Flowers.
You must be asking, what if I have a budget? While not to worry, they do have flowers below S$50 for you to choose from. They are equally beautiful and fresh. 
Flowers below S$50.
I am not expert in flowers. But actually, you do not need to be an expert when it comes to buying or choosing flowers. I quite like Little Flower Hut menu on their online florist. It actually matches how some chooses flowers. 
Menu from Little Flower Hut website.
Menu from Little Flower Hut website.
For me, it may be quite difficult when you see so many flowers and you start to to choose? While I always tell myself to calm down, ask yourself these questions: 
  1. What is the occasion? (I am sure you do not want to give the wrong flower to the wrong occasion.)
  2. Who is the recipient?
  3. Is there any flowers that the recipient particularly like?
  4. Do the recipient like something more convenient and less troublesome? (This actually helps you choose how your flowers should be in, basket, pot, hand bouquet, with gift, etc)
  5. Do you have an budget? (This is more for yourself.😁)
Well, above is just my thought of how I go about choosing flowers online. It may not be the best but I think it is the basic. And once you asked yourself all these questions, the range becomes smaller and eventually helps you to conclude on a beautiful and right flowers.  

You don't have to worry about how it is arrange and is the flowers fresh, Little Flower Hut will take care of these for you.
Happy Shopping.
Where to buy it?
These gorgeous looking flowers can be bought from Little Flower Hut Online Store. They provides 24/7 Customer Service. Delivery is also free for same day order by 4pm. Check out their delivery policy from their website.

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.    

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Review: J&Co:ceu Peptide Volume Essence

J&Co:ceu Peptide Volume Essence (50ml)
You must have heard of and used a bubble mask before. But have u tried essence that will bubble?

Recently, I have tried J and Coceu Peptide Volume Essence. This is so far the most fun and unique essence I have tried.

Come check out my experience.

About J&Co:ceu Peptide Volume Essence
J&Co:ceu Peptide Volume Essence is an All-In-One power caring essence. 

  • Great for Skin whitening
  • Improve wrinkle
  • Improve skin elasticity and uneven skin tone. 
  • Peptide complex
  • Volufiline
  • Snail secretion filtrate
  • Centtella asiatica
  • etc...
Suitable for all skin type.  
How to use J&Co:ceu Peptide Volume Essence?
  1. Cleanse and tone face. 
  2. Apply on the face and neck. Do not rub. Spread once and wait.
  3. Wait for the essence on your skin to turn into bubbles. 
  4. Bubbles will be absorbed into skin. During which, you will feel tingling. 
  5. After that lightly pat the remaining bubbles on your face with your fingers until all is absorbed. 
My Review
I have used bubbling cleansing mask. But essence that will bubble?? This is the first time I heard of it. 

Thanks to 0.8L, I am able to experience this cute and unique essence. 

The essence came in a nice silver box. On it, there are QR Code and stickers to indicate it's authenticity, to put you at ease that this is the real product. 
The essence came in a nice silver box.
QR Code and stickers
The essence itself is in a very class silvery bottle. I quite like it because it makes the product looks so high class. 
The essence itself is in a very class silvery bottle.
The bottle came with an easy to press pump. 
Easy to press pump.
The Essence has a blue gel like texture. Once gently apply, bubble will form and then slowly burst into the skin. My skin actually feels so ticklish. But I must control myself not to use my fingers to scratch it. 
The Essence has a blue gel like texture. Once gently apply, bubble will form.
Come check out the bubbling process from my video below. See the magic too. :)

After application, my skin looks instantly brighten up. It touches smooth too. I have been using it for quite sometime now. It does really improve my skin. It is much brighter and even looking.
Before and After.
Usually is around 40++% but it reads 53.5% when using this product.
One good news for all the lazy women out there, this is an all in one essence. I actually skip my moisturizer (toner and primer as well if you used them). My skin still feel supple the next day morning. 

But one thing to take note. If you have oily skin, be careful not to apply too much to the T-Zone area. Thin layer is good enough.
Overall, this essence really impressed me.
Overall, this essence really impressed me. I guess I will continue to use it tilled the last drop. 

Where to buy it?
Not really sure on the official place to buy this product. But have found it selling in Lazada Online Store.

Where to redeem sample?
From what I know, no sample for redemption for this product. 

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.