Sunday, August 18, 2013

Avene Cleanance Gel Review (Soapless Cleanser)

Anyeong~

I am excited to introduce my first ever must have beauty item. This is the cleanser that I used to  use during my teenage year however I stopped due to my limited budget. It is a great cleanser. I recently use this product again and voila I think I won't be changing cleanser again anytime soon, I have tried many but this is the best cleanser ever. If you haven't try this product you are missing out something superb. 

I got mine from Sasa outlet during promotion for RM50.45  (200ml) normal price RM56.05 at Sasa.

This cleanser also known as soap-less cleanser. The brand Avene is from France and their products is well known to specialize in sensitive skin. I think their most famous product would be the face mist which I reviewed before here

Clear plastic bottle packing 200ml

Ingredients

To close and open twist to left / right 

What I like about this cleanser:
  • Skin feels clean and supple 
  • Skin immediately looks brighter and smooth 
  • Value for money - great quality

What I don't like about this cleanser:
  • Pump dispenser would be more convenient, but I really like this product, I can't complain because what matter is the cleanser does great to my skin  

You must try this product if you haven't. This cleanser is officially my "Holy Grail". 


Officially my must have beauty item


Monday, August 12, 2013

ABC Soup Recipe

Anyeong~

I am cooking a hearty soup today and I am sharing this easy peasy ABC recipe, it is really simple and easy just like abc, yet really delicious and healthy. I can eat this alone, this is a homey and comfort food for me.



Lots of veges is good for you

Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)


  1. Chicken drumstick 2 pieces
  2. Corn 1 stick
  3. Carrot 2 stick
  4. Tomato 2 pieces
  5. Potato 4-5 pieces
  6. Onion 2 pieces
  7. About 1.5 to 2 liter of water
  8. Salt to taste 


Clean and cut all the ingredients

Preparation:
  1. Prepare soup pot place on stove with low fire, pour in about 2 liter of clean water.
  2. Clean and wash the chicken and remove the chicken skins. Don't need to cut to smaller pieces, it will all become soft after.
  3. Put in the chicken into soup pot.
  4. Skin the potatoes and cut according to desired size.
  5. Skin the onions and cut according to desired size.
  6. Skin the carrots and cut according to desired size.
  7. Clean and wash tomato and cut according to desired size.
  8. Clean and wash the corn and cut according to desired size.
  9. Add in all ingredients into the soup pot.
  10. Cook in slow fire for about 2-3 hours. The water will reduce slowly, so you may add water as and when needed.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Serve warm.

Just boil all the ingredients

After boiling for about 2 hours

Very easy recipe and healthy meal, the soup tasted really refreshing, savory sweet due to all the essence from the vegetables. You should try this if you haven't. Just make sure not to put too much water, otherwise the essence will all be diluted. :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The 10 Most Visited Countries in the World

Are you planning a holiday and wondering which country to visit? Well here is the list of 10 most visited countries 2012 according to UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) that you can consider visiting. I wish I have enough fund to travel to those countries. Maybe some day when I hit a jackpot haha.... :) Anyway following are the countries:

1. FRANCE (83 mil visitors)


2. United States (67 mil visitors)




















3. China (57.7 mil visitors)


4. Spain (57.7 mil visitors)


5. Italy (46.4 mil visitors)


6. Turkey (35.7 mil visitors)


7. Germany (30.4 mil visitors)


8. United Kingdom (29.3 mil visitors)


9. Russia (25.7 mil visitors)


10. Malaysia (25 mil visitors)


Wah... many surprised that Malaysia is among Asia countries that made it to the top 10 list. I thought Korea or Thailand would be in the list but it was Malaysia. Good to know.

I really wish to see the panda. Which country is in your mind?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

O'slee Clear Spa Sleeping Mask Review

Anyeong ~

This is another review of my favorite item. It's from O'slee range called Clear Spa Sleeping Mask. At first I did not like this mask because the mask stick on my pillow case, but later on I found a way to solve this, keep on reading to find out. I purchased this item from Guardian RM50.90 for 50ml, okay it's exclusively available at Guardian outlet, also available online at sasa and oslee website. 

Description on the packing
Purifying : Botanic Clarifying Complex purifies skin and neutralizes skin toxins, making the skin more absorbent.
Hydrating : Spa Moisturizing Factor (SMF) provides non-stop hydration to skin which enhancing skin revitalizing action overnight.
Relaxing : The natural scent of rose helps realize relaxation and nice sleep. And skin becomes receptive to nutrients and moisture from skincare products.
Anti-Oxidant : Newly added Licorice Extract and Vitamin E avoid skin from oxidation and provide skin with extra moisture overnight.



Ingredients:

Aqua, Rosehip extract, Allantoin, 1,3–Butanediol, Glycerin, Lubrajel LG, Proteasyl, VB5 Vitamin E, C-940 Licorice extract, Humecto Am-20, Triethanolamine, Germall plus, Perfume


I almost finish this mask

The mask is gel like but not runny, it's lightly sticky kind of consistency, oil free and have a scent of rose hip, similar scent like the rest of their products, the color is aqua blue marine like. 

My thoughts:
At first when I use this mask I don't like it, basically you need to apply this mask on your face before bed, the mask actually stick on my pillow and it's a mess and sticky - very uncomfortable. After a while I didn't use it, one day I decided to re-use this but apply it at night time for few hours while watching TV and doing my things, then wash it off. And it really hydrates my skin. I use it that way thereafter. 

What I like about this products:
  • Skin feels moisturized, supple and smooth after used.
  • Oil free


What I don't like about products:
  • I don't like using it as overnight mask because of the stickiness, mess and uncomfortable
  • I finish this mask fairly quick because I applied them quite thick on my face, I wish the content were more.

Overall I really like this mask because it really hydrates my skin. I recommend this mask for those who wanted to hydrates their skin. I rate this mask a full 5/5 stars, it's one of my favorite item of the year. 




I award this item my favorite item of the year :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hada Labo AHA+BHA Facial Wash Review

Anyeong ~

This is a review of my favorite facial cleanser to date. It's called Hada Labo AHA+BHA Facial Wash. I bought from Cosway for RM27 plus (130g), cheaper from buying at Watson which is about RM32 plus (130g). I noticed recently that they have this facial wash in liquid version, which I have never try yet. This is cream like version.

The packing in plastic tube

Description on packing:

  • Gently exfoliate skin to remove impurities, dirt and oil trapped in pores.
  • Polishes away dullness and refines skin's textures for visibly clear skin, smooth and radiant skin.
  • Skin PH balanced, low irritation.
  • Free of fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant.

Ingredients

If you don't already know, AHA is Alpha Hydroxy Acid, mainly for removing dead skin cells. BHA is Beta Hydroxy Acid work to reduce fine lines, stimulate collogen and firm skin. Okay, the ingredients does contain paraben, I noticed most Hada Labo products contained paraben. If you don't already know paraben ingredient in skincare made headlines because paraben is found to be exist in cancer cell. Thus there were scare / suspected that paraben might cause cancer. (Paraben is used in skincare mainly as preservatives) Thus many skincare lines now stating in their product paraben free. Although there are still many arguments on this issue, for me personally I am still neutral on this. But of course those products that paraben free which usually expensive have more advantages, because people feel safer / worry free using it, even though this might not been proven 100% yet. 

All in all, I really like this facial wash, it's one of my favorite cleanser to date, because my skin feel squeaky clean and supple moist after used. Doesn't feel taut and drying at all. 

What I like about this product:
  • Skin feels squeaky clean
  • Skin feels moist and supple after used

What I don't like about this product: 

  • I wish it lather up more, don't get me wrong, it does lather up quite well, but I wish it would lather up more/richer
I rate this product 4/5


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sneak-peek at my upcoming review

Anyeong~

For those lovely readers that have been following my blog would have noticed that one of the item in my wish list is to try out the Neogence products. 

Voila... thanks to Neogence, I have been sponsored with some of their products for review. (As usual, my review will be honest) Below picture is the sneak peek of the products that I will be reviewing soon, so please look forward to it... Now I can strike one item off my list. :D