Sunday, 27 October 2013

CLINIC NATTA COSME QUESTION: COTTON PADS ARE COMMONLY USED TO APPLY TONER ON FACE FOR BETTER ABSORPTION. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

COTTON PADS ARE COMMONLY USED TO APPLY TONER ON FACE FOR BETTER ABSORPTION. WHAT DO YOU THINK?


So, I got this question to help answer from Clinic Natta Cosme.  I am a believer that one should use cotton pad to use toner.  This is because there is difference between using and not using toner.  Let me tell you a story about how important of using cotton pad to apply toner on the face.

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Here is the story about using cotton pads:


A: This toner is no good!  I don't see any difference on my face.
B: How come?  Everyone said that it is good.  Are you using it with cotton pad?
A: Really?  I only pat it on my face using my hand.
B: *horrified*.  It doesn't work that way!  You should use cotton pad. Bla bla bla.....

After one week

A: I am in love with this toner!  Thanks for telling me the correct way of using the toner.
B: Glad that it work for you. (it is important to use cotton pads)


This is a true story of the importance of using cotton pad to apply toner.  Some people may not find it importance to get good cotton pad or soft cotton pad but to me it does make a difference.  It is not necessary to choose expensive or branded cotton pad if you can't afford it as long as you choose some fluffy cotton pad that doesn't hurt the skin.  Some cotton pad are really rough to use, so avoid those.

Using the cotton pad correctly help to clean the skin from all the dead cells and dirt accumulated through the day.  It will also allows the skin to absorb the importance ingredients from serum, essence or moisturiser later.  You don't want those precious ingredients to just stay on top of your skin right?  Besides that, cotton pads have even surface that allow the toner to cover all the area of the skin so that our skin is clean throughout.  This can't be done if we are just using our hands.  Besides that our hands is full with bacteria and using your hands to use the toner is asking for trouble.  It means you are putting bacteria on your skin.

There are two side to the cotton pads and I always utilise both side.  I realise this method work with most of the toner that I am using.  Your skin will be more plump up and softer after that.  Try it yourself to see the differences.


How to use the toner:
1.  Pour about 3.5cm/1,5inch of toner on to the cotton pad.  Make sure it is really wet up to the other side.  It is optional to use two cotton pads.
2.  Then swipe on the T zone first (your nose, and forehead), then swipe on the other area.  Only go through your skin one time.  Don't swipe more than once.  Your skin is not some rough tree bark.
3.  Then turn over to the other side.  Use the other side to pat the toner onto the skin 2-3 few times on each area.

If you are hardworking, you can do this twice a day for faster effect.  Don't do this more than twice a day.  Nothing good will come of being overboard.

Warning-don't do the "swiping method" if your skin is super sensitive to friction.







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Saturday, 26 October 2013

DIET TIPS-EAT LIKE A KING IN THE MORNING

Seriously there is not fast rules towards a slim body or healthy body. I  can tell you that I am lazy to exercise.  The only exercise I do daily is walking to buy groceries.  For people that know me, they will tell you that I eat a lot and yet still stay slim.  The truth is I am really picky when it comes to food.  I don't eat anything that doesn't taste good or should you say my mum spoiled me with chinese 'Dim Sum'. If only I inherited my mum's genes to make Chinese dim sum.

Okay, let us move to this one important diet tips that is I must eat breakfast everyday and it must be heavy one.  However, most will say that they get worry if they will gain more weight if they eat heavy breakfast.  I can tell you it doesn't work that way.

One rules my family follow until now is have breakfast like a King, have lunch like a Prince and have dinner like a Pauper.

However, most people do it the other way around.  So, there goes your waist too.

Here is some picture of my breakfast.

seriously? Burger in the morning?  Yes, I am and i ate two of it =)

ermm, this is Chinese 'ang ku' . I ate three of it already so this is the left over.  It is red beans inside. The colouring came from real pumpkin juice.

This is the glutinous rice with prawn curry.

bruschetta.  Sorry it looks ugly since it is homemade. 


Chinese Mee suah with leeks



And this is one of my dinner that is pauper like
my mum created pan mee with cabbage.


So, any of the food caught your eyes?  I realise that I don't do much of food review since I literary forget everything when I see food.


The pictures are from my own facebook page.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Thursday, 24 October 2013

REVIEW ON THAYERS ROSE PETAL WITCH HAZEL WITH ALOE VERA TONER


Across the trillion stars along the milky way, there exist a planet named Natta. The nation of the planet lived under an abominable rule where the people must never look the same. They must have their very own distinctive style and character. If there ever existed people who look identical to one another, the authorities will dispatch these people to the one and only Natta Cosme. Natta Cosme provides numerous beauty products that brings out the true physical beauty of the people. These products include skin care, body wash, and make up set. A new individual will be borned after undergoing the transformation. This can be seen in the double "T's" of the logo of Natta Cosme which represents that every individual is distinctively different from one another.





Natta Cosme provide many products from other countries and they always have amazing sales! Fragile products are accompanied by bubbles and really secure wrapping and they also provide knowledge on the usage of the product.


I am one of the lucky people to be selected for the The Butterfly Project Malaysia Chapter 1 with Natta Cosme.  I was so excited and the wait almost killed me since Thayers is a well known products for their Toner and I had read so much rave about this product.


So, let’s move to the unboxing of the products.

The box arrived decorated
Secure and really pretty packaging



OMG, I can't believe my eyes when I see the box itself! SOOOOOO Amazingly pretty. I was surprised by the amount of effort Natta Cosme did to send me this Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner. Imagine how much hard work to wrap it so securely, cellotape them and write my name with beautiful colour pens. I am out of my breath looking at how much DIY they did to all the wrapping of the things. I thought I will just get a bottle of Thayers Rose Petal and that's it. I can't believe my eyes when I see all the other thoughtful extras inside the box. LOVE THEM SO MUCH!





Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera Toner


There is even ribbon added on the bottle. It felt as if I am receiving a bottle of perfume =)
There is the pink seal and another seal inside the bottle of toner to avoid any tampering on the products.





Surprise! Egyptian Magic Cream that many people rave about and hopefully I will be selected to review this Egyptian Magic Cream too.




Inside this bright colour packaging is the Suzuran Lily Bell Lilian Puff. They are really soft and fluffy. Well and they only cost RM9.90 for 222 pcs/pack. The quality is really good and definitely better than those RM2 per packet.  Here is the direct link


There is a capsule inside the plastic bag too. I was wondering how I am supposed to eat this measly only one capsule until I saw the word in RED "Please be aware that the capsule is not for consumption purposes. XP

There is a question inside the capsule for us to help to answer. “Cotton pads are commonly used to apply toner on face for better absorption. What do you think?” I will answer in another post as I can be very long winded about it.  Here is the link




Lastly, these postcard are details about the products and also the discount code of readers =)



Alright, let us move to the main product.


the toner is so transparent that you can even see the writing clearly =)

Here are some details about Thayer Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula toner


Rose Thayer’s remarkably soothing Toner is made with rose-petal water, Vitamin E and our proprietary Witch Hazel extract. Made of extract from the Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis Virginiana) and a blend of other time-tested ingredients - THAYERS Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents and Alcohol-Free Toners are soothing, natural treatments that cleanse, tone and soothe your skin. THAYERS are the only Witch Hazel products made of non-distilled extract from the Witch Hazel shrub maintaining the highest levels of therapeutic tannins.



[ Ingredients ]
Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Rose) Hamamelis Virginiana (THAYERS? proprietary un-distilled Witch Hazel) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate.

All skin type, especially normal to dry skin.
Click here for the direct link to the products.



Thayers Rose Petal is very popular in the western countries. I heard so much about them until I know that Natta Cosme do sell them here. This toner is amazing for dry skin. Since rose is well known ingredients for dry skin and aloe vera for soothing, I think this is a really fantastic product for dry skin or just to cool down the skin.


Rests assure that you won’t break the bottle as it is made of plastic. Good for clumsy people who has butter hands like me. Everything just slips out of my hands easily. 355 ml can last me some time. I think it is really worth the money and the bottle is really practical and easy to use.


When I open the cap, I was greeted by the wonderful smell of roses.  It is like having a a bottle of roses perfumed water.  The liquid is transparent and watery. It also get absorb into the skin real fast.  There are three ways I use this toner-as toner with cotton pad, mask and also as mist.

how I use Thayers toner

When I used the toner with cotton pad, it is moisturizing and I think that it does cleanse my skin without feeling strip of moisturiser and it doesn't make my skin having the 'tight' feeling. It doesn't aggravate my sensitive condition as I am quite sensitive with products. After using for a week, I release that my forehead does look more hydrated and my skin is not oily. I think it must be this Thayer toner!



Make sure you wet at least diameter of 2cm or else there wouldn't be any benefits in using it. Do not be stingy with products. =)


I also tried using it with the compressed mask on my skin. Just wet the compressed mask with the toner and put it on the face for 5 to 10 minutes. It works just like a hydrating mask =). Put the toner inside the fridge for better effect.


I pour some of the Thayers Rose Petal Toner into an empty spray bottle and just spray on my face when I feel dry or to refresh my face. It works to set up makeup too.


Overall, Thayers Rose Petal toner works great to moisturize your skin and hydrate it especially if you have dry skin or to heal skin when you get sunburn.


sorry, my hands is so hairy XD



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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

TIPS: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BB CREAM AND CC CREAM



When the market was hit by BB cream, everyone went crazy with BB cream and now the market are hit by another tsunami of craze that is the CC cream. Unfortunately this CC cream comes with so many names such as cream control, cream correct, colour correcting and complete control. With this BB cream and CC cream, I am sure you are just as confuse on what are the differences between this two. Here is a little breakout between the two.



BB Cream-Blemish Balm focuses more on covering acne scarring and uneven skin tone caused by acne. The texture are slightly heavier than cc cream and are not waterproof. Besides, BB cream only has one colour which could cater to different skin tone.

CC Cream - Correct CC cream will have the colour change effect and complexion correct to create the radiant glow with the help of light diffusing particles in it. The cream usually changes the colour from white to light beige. 

The Control CC cream is for the brightening up and complexion care effect. Usually one can mix this type of CC cream with BB cream for the extra benefits.

On the other hand, most CC cream are waterproof but provide sheerer coverage. One can use them as makeup base. Besides, that most CC has few colour selection to cater to different to skin tone.

So, CC cream is not the same as BB cream or the upgraded version of BB cream.



Opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON MONTAGNE JEUNESSE APRICOT SCRUB

As a girl, I think everyone wanted a better and flawless skin.  Although I am not a scrub loving person, I am going to give this a try since my skin is recently clogged because I have been consuming food high in dairy, sugar and meat.  If you do not remove all the things clogging the pores, then all benefits from your serum or moisturiser would work on your skin.

I usually do my own facial at home since it is cheaper although you will need to get everything ready yourself.  So, I incorporate this scrub and mask into it.  I would usually followed up with a sheet mask after that.





This scrub is use to exfoliate for a radiant, glowing complexion. Your tired, dull looking skin will be radically transformed to smooth, bright looking healthier skin. It is suitable For vegans, gluten Free, dairy free with no added parabens.

Here is the list of ingredients: Aloe Vera, Apricot, Evening Primrose, Green Tea and Mango

Here is the direction to use them: Cleanse face and dry. Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips. Lie back & relax for 5-10 minutes, or until dry. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry. Use weekly.

It is suitable for combination, dry,normal and oily skin. It is not recommended for sensitive skin though since there is particle and the skin might react to scrubs.
there is tiny beads on it.  Sorry for the lousy graphic =(

First of all, it smell of walnut which can be quite delicious but please don't eat it.  The scrub are quite tiny but it can be harsh if you scrub too hard.  So, only massage gently and leave it to dry for about 10minutes.  It was super easy to wash it off the face and my face felt super clean after that.  =)

My skin become more refined and soft.  Definitely an effective mask to clean the skin. It is budget friendly mask and you can use it two times.  Moreover, it is organic and natural.


sorry, I don't know why it is yellowish when it looks fine in the photo =(




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Monday, 14 October 2013

REVIEW ON BIDANPO MEDIENTAL BALHYO-BOYANGSU MEDIENTAL CLINIC MASK

photo is  from HiShop



the back of the mask.  I couldn't understand Korean.


Sheet  masks may one look silly for 20minutes but it is fine since no one is going to look at me.  Using a sheet mask is good to cool down the dry peeling skin especially in a country like Malaysia.  It is scorching hot here-34 degrees at night especially when one is living near the sea like me.


Fermentation aesthetics ‘Bidanpo Mediental Healing Mask’ is a brand of oriental medicine skin science born in “Hana Green Oriental Medical Clinic” of the oriental medicine skin specialist majored in Oriental Medicine of Kyung-Hee University.


Bidanpo Mediental Balhyo-Boyangsu Mediental Clinic Mask
BENEFITS: Enhanced moisturizing for damaged and extremely dry skin.
A whitening mask pack enhancing skin hydration and helping skin nourishment with doctors' secret method 'Jayang-Boseupdan', fermenting and maturing 12 precious medicinal herbs in a bamboo bucket to enhance nourishment and moisturization for dry and rough skin.

Although it is written as whitening, the main purpose would to be to moisturise dry skin and to help in healing damaged skin especially after sunburn.  I think it is really suitable to soothe dry and uncomfortable skin.  My skin was still moisturise the next morning when I wake up.  It felt the same as using sleeping mask.  It would be a great mask to bring during travelling or if you sleep in air-conditioner room =)  .


Although the mask sheet is thin, it doesn't drip at all!




The fit is great.  It is just enough for my face and there wouldn't be too much of extra at the side.  The mask adhere to my face properly and the essence does not drip at all.  There isn't extra essence inside the mask as the sheets mask soaked it all.  The sheet mask is still moist even after 30 minutes.  So, I think this is excellent =0.  My face does look brighter and moist the next day =0.

The sheet mask is a little brownish but fear not as it is the colour of the essence is from fermentation process.  It smelt a little like yeast used in baking bread but the smell isn't overpowering.  Using this for a few times and the skin will definitely be as soft as baby since fermented  precious medicinal herbs is really good for skin =).  Kind on your pocket too.
Overall, I do like the mask very much.  The cooling and moisturise level is great.  Do try them out.


You can get this mask from HiShop =).  The package will arrive in this pretty box.



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Made in Korea.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

MELVITA YOUTHFUL EYES & LIPS




YOUTHFUL EYES & LIPS
Reference : 8D4451
This targeted cream gently works to help reduce wrinkles and ne lines around the eyes and lips. For visibly younger-looking eyes, it contains a natural skin-tightener, Acacia gum, combined with Buckwheat wax to diminish puf ness, and Chlorella - a de

Natural and Organic Cosmetic
certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard
98,42% of the total ingredients from natural origin
33,71% of the total ingredients from Organic Farming

the cream


I have been waiting to try the eye cream for some time since it is organic and was hoping that my eyes doesn't get sensitive towards them.  It's been some time since I last try any eye cream and normally eye creams are usually expensive and well if we want to splurge on it, we will have to make sure that it is effective.

I don't have dark eye circles but I have bulging eye bags since young that made me look tired.  Yeah and after that serious allergy, I do not dare to use any cheap or unknown eye cream anymore.  However, since this is a organic brand from French, I feel more confident and less worried.  It does help moisturising my eyes area.  I can actually feel the taut feeling but since I don't have wrinkles,  I couldn't see the effects on wrinkles.  It is just my genetic eye bags are still there.  One can't do anything when it is genetic.

Overall, it is moisturising and soothing to the eyes =) .  It is an organic brand so rest assure about it =).






Youthful eyes & lips, 15 ml, RM163.00
Made in France

For more information, please visit Melvita official website.
Product are won from a competition event sponsored by Melvita Malaysia.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Sunday, 6 October 2013

TIPS: 7 MYTHS ABOUT SUNSCREEN


We do know about the benefits of using sunscreen until I came upon an article discussing about the danger of using chemical sunscreen in your life. I was quite shocked to read it saying that using chemical sunscreen is one of the reason people gets cancer as the toxic gets absorb into the body. Sometimes, there are so many mix reviews until we do not who to believe. I have compiled some of myth about sunscreen and my views on it.



Myth 1: Chemical Sunscreen Cause Cancer
No, it is not true. It is not like the chemical inside the sunscreen get absorb into our skin all the time. The particle of the sunscreen is way too big to be absorbed into the skin. Well, there are some pills that can be use as sunscreen but for those applied sunscreen, it is not possible to get absorb into the skin. Do we actually feel the taste of the sunscreen we applied on our skin after 30minutes? Well, I don’t know about you but don’t taste anything.  I have been using chemical sunscreen for more than 16 years so i wonder if that is true.

As for those natural sunscreen, normally they would not contain as much as UVA and UVB blocker as in chemical sunscreen. Besides, how sure you are of how natural they are unless you grow them behind your garden and mix the ingredients yourself.

For me, natural and chemical sunscreen are quite the same as long as they are effective enough to prevent the skin from burning.



Myth 2: Wear Sunscreen Even Indoor

Gosh, I don’t wear sunscreen indoor as I don’t get burn or any darker unless you are always sitting next to the window where you get direct sunlight. Sunscreen cause me clogged pores so I don’t wear them unless I need to when I go outside. It is really frustrating when I don’t want any dark spots but do not want clogged pores.

A friend told me that her dermatologist told her to only wear it at the cheek and also nose area as that area is more prone to get dark spots. We don’t get dark spot at our forehead. I find that is true.

I do wear sunscreen with 130 pa+++ only when I go swimming at the sea for 5hours as the salty water plus the sunlight is really burning my skin. For that, I applied on the whole face and everywhere on my body 30minutes before I go into the water. I don’t reapply though as I would look like an idiot waiting for another 30minutes before going into the water again.





Myth 3: Sunscreen Clogged Pores


This is actually true for my acne prone skin. I find that sunscreen do blocked the pores and cause acne especially for acne prone skin. It is even worse if you like wearing layer after layer of skincare and makeup.

That is why sunscreen should be removed at night or else you will get clogged pores and worse acne forming on your face. Well, if you don’t wear sunscreen, your skin will create a lot of sebum and cause acne too.

So, choosing and using the suitable sunscreen for your face is important. I learn it the hard way so that is why I am sharing it here. Not everyone have clear skin all the time so do I.





Myth 4: All Sunscreen are The Same

Actually, there are many differences in the ingredients inside the sunscreen. Some sunscreen contains physical blocker such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. There is usually a white cast when wearing them. Besides, one also has to wear it 30minutes earlier to be effective. Once, I only wear the sunscreen using physical blocker on the spot and it make me burned even though I was wearing sunscreen.

Other chemical such as Meroxyl SX, helioplex and avobenzone also work differently to block the UVA and UVB. It is stable and doesn’t break down easily too and doesn’t clog the pores as much.

About which one works better, it is still a question of debate. Some said that it is physical sunscreen and some said it is chemical sunscreen.





Myth 5: The high the SPF and PA, the better


Not really. Choose a sunscreen with wide broad spectrum and suitable for your purpose. There is no point using high SPF and PA when you are just staying indoor most of the time as those ingredients stay on top of the skin and cause clogged pores.

So, choose one suitable for the skin and apply enough for the cheek area.

I don’t usually use sunscreen on my leg as I find that long thick jeans are better at blocking the harmful ray than sunscreen. Clothing is an amazing UVA and UVB blocker =). Maybe now, you would start thinking of wearing cover up clothes.





Myth 6: I don’t need sunscreen because my makeup contain Sunscreen

This is a myth most people know that is not true. Unless the makeup doesn’t slick off your face and they are really opaque, chance it would not be enough.



Myth 7: Sunscreen will make my dark spot and pigmentation disappeared

Normally, many would not wear sunscreen until the day they see dark spot starts appearing on the skin. Then, normally they will ask for sunscreen that will make the dark spot disappear or at least get rid of it.

No, sunscreen doesn’t get rid of dark spot. This is a wrong preconception that sunscreen will make your dark spot disappear. Sunscreen will only prevent dark spot from appearing but does not get rid of it. If using sunscreen will make the dark spot disappear, what is the purpose of laser and ingredients such as Vitamin C, hydroquinone or retinol?

So, there would still be in need of using skincare products that contain brightening products to lighten the dark spot.





I hope that my view on this is helpful =).  I am believer in using sunscreen but not 24hours and 7 days all the time.  Moderation is the key to using sunscreen correctly =).

I am not really a dermatologist or doctor. Most of the myth here are base on my personal experience and view on it. The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

REVIEW ON MELVITA SKIN SOFTENING NOURISHING BODY MILK




It is moisturising but the moisture doesn't last very long.  The absorption rate of the milky lotion was quite slow.  My skin's ability to absorb things are below average so that is why it doesn't absorb as fast as for other people.  Even my healing ability is slow =(   .

The body milk really smell exactly like honey plus milk.  If you don't like honey plus milk, then you won't like this.  It does help with the dry patches I have on my legs.  It felt that it does soften the skin but the feeling does not last long so one would have to reapply the next day.

I think it is not bady for a body lotion since the cream is not thick or oily at all.  It won't leave you with a sticky feeling .  If you love organic products, this is one for you.  Melvita products are from France =0.

Not sure about the price.
For more information, please visit Melvita official website or Melvita Malaysia.
This is not a sponsored review.  Product are from won from Juniper Journal. The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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