Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Answer to Moisturised Radiant Skin: Goodal Moisture Barrier Range | ad

Huge thank you to Goodal and Huntington Communications for sending these products through, that's very generous of you to include so many products in this kit. 

I was thrilled to receive this Goodal kit as my skin has been acting weird on me and I was kind of desperate to find some solution to repair it. Goodal Moisture Barrier came just in time, claiming that the range is designed to repair moisture barrier of the skin to keep it plump and hydrated. 

Before we jump into the actual review, let me tell you a bit of my skin condition. I'm a dry-combination skin type which is quite frustrated. How can one be dry (cheeks and mouth area) and oily (T-zone) at the same time? But that's how my skin roll and some times, I do have to use separate skincare products for different parts of my face. Troublesome, I know. 

I was quite surprised to see the press kit came in a big glass jar with beads inside and a ribbon at the opening. Its like one of the most impressive packaging that I've ever come across.

Inside the kit contains:
1. Moisture Barrier Cream
2. Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh
3. Moisture Barrier Liquid
4. Moisture Barrier Eye Cream 
5. Phytowash Yerba Mate Bubble Peeling

The steps that how I normally apply after washing my face thoroughly is:
Barrier Liquid (as toner) -> Barrier Eye Cream -> Cream Fresh (morning) / Cream (night)

I've been using them for almost 3 weeks and I'm happy to report that the area around my mouth are not as peely/flaky. I always have problems with rough looking peely skin around the mouth area whenever I were to stay in air-conditioned room for long hours. This problem doesn't plagued anymore after using the products. And the bonus point is there's even a subtle healthy cheek glow at the peak of my apples (nope, no highlighters used here thank you). 

If you are interested to know what's the magic behind this range, below are 2 main ingredients that helps with the hydrating and glowy effect. 

1.        Mt Seorak Water
Found from the depths of 580m underground of Mt. Seorak, the 100% natural spring water contains 16 minerals including sodium, calcium and potassium that are known for their abilities to effectively moisturize the skin. These minerals assist in the process of effectively binding water with dehydrated skin cells and replenishes the skin’s moisture level for a radiant and well-hydrated skin.

2.         Mistletoe Moisture Complex Barrier
Able to bear fruit in below zero temperatures, the mistletoe plant is known for their strong endurance properties. This vitality is due to the presence of lectin (a type of protein found in plants), which promotes the secretion of cytokine, a category of smaller proteins which has been clinically proven to maintain skin homeostasis, an important process for skin renewal. Studies have shown that cytokines increases cell production and accelerates renewal of skin cells, making it suitable for use on damaged skin barriers.

The only downside that I can think of is the scent. Its a bit like old-school lotion if you get what I mean. Like you know the early days of pharmacy-available skincare brands that has this bit of powdery florally smell to it. Guess some wouldn't mind, some would even disagree with me and like it, but for me personally, I like it to be a bit more subtle. 

Other than that, I'm overall happy with the product and the effect they have on my skin. I'm giving it a 4/5.

On a side note, I've tried the phytowash and was really intrigued by it. The solution pumped out is a gel like consistency, but once massage it onto dry skin, it turns into this foamy texture that helps exfoliate the skin. So far I've seen my skin brightens quite a bit after each wash, but I do think its innovative idea of chemical peel in bubble form entices me more. 

Goodal skincare range can be found at selected Guardian stores and all BHG stores. 

Disclaimer: The products are sent to me for review purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

How to Spice Up Bedroom Activities | ad

Apologies for the long absence as I was extremely busy with stuff happening in life like getting married, going on a honeymoon and getting keys to my new house ^_^. However, if you wish to have a more close up intimate "relationship" with me and have more in depth glimpse of my life, then headover to my Instagram.

Speaking about marriage, this is quite a different kind of post from my usual beauty ones as its more.... "personal" as I would categorise it. 

Here are some of my tips in making sure you have a good time in the bedroom. Hope they help :)

1. Make Time
- When you are in a rush or have tons of stuff circling in your brain, I highly suggest to get out of bed and do the things you are suppose to do. Rushing around in the bedroom is like an instant killer to the mood of getting hot (sometimes, a quickie might be exhilarating though so it depends). Thus, its quite important to make time for the "activities" and go with the flow. I'm sure you'll feel more compelled to have more fun with your partner.

2. Massages, Flirting and Teasing to Start Things Off
- For us women, we don't get into the mood as quickly as men do. We need something call, ahem excuse the language, Foreplay in order to get us excited. Thus, I think its extremely important to engage activities like giving each other massages, talk dirty or even start tickling one another to feel the sensation/emotions of having each other around. This would really help for the "advancement oto the next level".

3. Be Experimental
- As humans, its really normal that we get bored with routines. I mean, even working on a mundane task would get us depressed. The same goes to activities within the bedroom. So, in order to kick boredom in the butt, try to be a bit more adventurous. Example, you ask me? Well, read on below as there are 2 products that can help in this department, Toys and Lubricant.

Well, I was honoured to be invited by Smile Makers to see first hand the new products they are launching which can help spice things up in the bedroom. 

P/s: Excuse the blurry photos as my phone didn't wanna co-operate with me that day. 

As some of you have already know, their range of massagers are already available in pharmacy like Watsons. Their fun and quirky messages conveyed through cute images on the packaging and colourful designs quickly draw my attention. They are just too cute to be passed off as *** toys. 

Now, onto the new releases of the shocking lubricants. Why shocking, you'd say? Because I thought that they were skincare products. Scroll below and you'll understand where I'm coming from.

Generous Gel

Stay Silky Serum

Little Light Liquid.

The bottles are so thoughtfully made that they put some skincare brands to shame. In a sleek, semi-transparent bottle that comes with a pump, I can totally see myself putting this on top of my vanity and nobody would suspect that they are lubs. 

Secondly, I love how they are made into 3 different viscosity (they are all water based): Gel, Serum and Liquid. Each has different emollience-y which was quick surprising as I didn't know that lubs can be light weight as such. The one that I was familiar with (ahem.. Du**x.. ahem) is Serum which has the right amount of smoothness and texture to eliminate dryness. 

The most important thing though is that these lubs are made from only 8 doctor-approved ingredients (speaking of natural). That was like a ground-breaking news to me. Furthermore, they are odor-less and also non-spermicide product which makes them awesome for couples who are trying for babies. Plus, they are affordable too (both the lubs and massagers). 

Ultimately, what I'm trying to say here is adding lubricants to help enhance bedroom activities is definitely a must. They help to put both of you in the mood and also assist with more intimate activities without dampening the mood. Ladies, I think you get what I mean ;p

If you are interested in the products that I've shown above, do click on the following link for more information and check out their pretty website => Click Here

So, care to share what other methods that helps you get it on in the bedroom? Or what are some of the steps that you need to prepare before getting into the bedroom. Do share them with me as I

Monday, 21 September 2015

5 Reasons Why Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette‏ is Awesome

To be honest, this is my first encounter with Givenchy's perfume and I'm glad to report that Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette got me absolutely hooked. Not just because of the already-popular brand name, but because the effort that Givenchy put into this product. You'll see why later.

If you don't already know, Alicia Keys (love the woman and her songs, note Girls on Fire) is the face for DD (Dahlia Divin) EDT. Adorned in a gold dress which compliments her golden tan skin, I think she looks like a golden goddess from heaven, STUNNING!!

So, before I ramble on and venture way out of topic, here are 5 reasons Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette got my heart racing.

1. The Man Behind the Scent

“I created a delicate and delightful scent, balancing colored and juicy notes, slightly reminiscent of childhood. Then I gave the fragrance more of a solar quality, to create a trail worthy of this radiant, remarkable muse.”— François Demachy, Master Perfumer 

Francois Demachy is a renown perfumer who have worked with top famous luxury brands like Chanel, Acqua di Parma and recently Dior. Thus, you can definitely trust someone who contributes his "nose" so much to create enchanting signature bespoke fragrances for high-end brands. I mean, I definitely do... Hence, you can imagine me having high hopes even before I start using DD.

2. The Packaging

 Originally in gold (its the Eau de Parfum if you are wondering), the bottle is interpreted in pink gold (apologies as my camera is unable to pick up the pink tone) for the EDT. With pretty intricate pink gold thread wrapping the bottle's neck, it reminds me a lot of a modern sophisticated fashionista decked in layers of chokers. For those who know me long enough, I am always a Pink kind of girl, so you can imagine how delighted I am when I saw the perfume.

3. The Ingredients and Notes

Laden with gold-coloured fruits (Mirabelle Plum), blood orange, Jasmine, sandalwood and Patchouli, one can expect bursts of sunny juicy sweet musk that will pull thru the scent. Even just by typing the ingredients out makes my mouth waters.

4. The Scent

As an avid fan of white flowers scent, I welcomed the fragrance with big arms. On me, the floral and deep woody notes come on noticably but not overpowering, giving me the impression of a warm (subtle spicy though) perfume which I think makes it perfect for colder months. There is also a hint of powdery-ness peaking through its heavier counterpart, which tones down the masculinity of the sandalwood, providing a layer of softness and sensuality to the otherwise feminine fragrance. Overall, its an exquisite day time fragrance which translates well into the night as well. Huge thumbs up.

5. The Fragrance Layering

In order to prolong the scent on me (its an EDT afterall and lasted about 4 hours), I tried layering it with other white flowers based perfume. The result was great!!! With the latter acting as a base, Givenchy's DD as top, the outcome was this nice, floral, feminine fresh scent that lasted a good long 7 hours. Cheers to the idea of layering.

Overall, I am very pleased with the perfume and I can see it being a staple in my collection. Paired with maybe a white skater knee-length dress and I'm all good to head out and prance around. Be sure to stop by participating stores and give it a whiff ^_^

For those interested, Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette comes in 3 sizes: 30ml ($84), 50ml ($117) and 75ml ($140) and is available at Sephora, BHG and Metro.

Disclaimer: The Perfume was kindly provided to me by Givenchy Singapore and 37comms for review purposes. I am not anyway sponsored in terms of monetary. All opinions are of my truest and genuine feeling of the product.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Inspirational Pictures | We Heart It

Its that time of the month again when I'm extremely busy with all things reality that I just don't have the time to do a full review on products and beauty related stuff. 

I sincerely apologies for that as my wedding is less than 3 weeks far and there's just so many things yet to be done and handled. You can totally imagine the stress and tension that me and my family are having from trying to make the wedding goes right (you know, abiding to the Chinese custom and all).

So, as something intermittent as I don't wanna leave this blog vacant from updates, I'll shall leave some pictures for your enjoyment. ^_^ Love you guys <3