Monday, April 14, 2014

❤ Review : Sexy Look Micro Inject Face Mask (ALOE) ❤

Hey Hey my dear readers…. I have not been really able to update new blog post as I am super busy with my work. New project going on at work, last minute work request from bosses, customers etc, endless overtime, endless emails coming in at all time… Stress max.
Due to these work stress + bad working environment (manufacturing area with lotsa flour flying all over), it has caused a lot of issue on my skin. My face became super sensitive and acne prone. I do not have acne prone skin at all in the past but not sure why my skin condition got worsen. The worst thing in my life is… I think I have milia on my cheeks. They are little white harmless bumps that can develop on anyone (I am not going to elaborate what is milia, google and you guys will be able to find the definition of it).
I am now doing whatever to make sure my skin can get back normal and maybe do my research on how can I get rid of the milia and stubborn acne scars on my face.
Ok enough of my ranting about work and updates on my recent skin condition. I was actually invited by Secretive Pte Ltd to review on their face mask recently. They sent me 2 types of face mask after knowing my recent skin concerns and condition ( I told them I have super dry skin but slightly acne prone + want to lighten acne scarring - very complication condition!!!).
I will 1st review on one type of mask and the other one will be on a separate blog post. Can’t try too many at one time (haha... I still have one full drawer of mask saying hello to me).

The mask that I want to talk about today is the Micro Inject Face Mask. This is a mask that focuses on hydration on skin, giving skin optimum moisture. It contains Aloe Barbadenisis Leaf Juice and we all know that Aloe Vera is good and helps to moisturize skin. 


Micro Inject Mask Product Information
Eco Pure Invisible Mask Sheet - high density double invincible mask sheet with high adhesion power, enhances the absorption and penetration of essence
(Win win:  I fully agree on the high adhesion power, the mask is really think and almost not very visible when worn on face. You can continue with whatever you are doing with the mask on without worrying the mask will drop like normal sheet mask).
Aloe Vera Micro inject mask the functional essence is enriched with aloe vera and cucumber extracts for maximum skin hydration and smoothing. It helps to moisturize your skin for younger and healthier complexion with less visible fine lines. Reduces  skin dryness.  
(Win win:  It has a very nice aloe vera and cucumber scent when I 1st opened it. It has a very pleasant and smoothing scent. The aloe vera extracts can help in skin hydration and cucumber extracts can help to smooth skin. I left the mask on for about 20 minutes each time and after I remove the mask, I feel that my face is somehow brightened and looks slightly fairer. I will massage in the remaining essence on my face till it is fully absorbed and it is surprisingly not sticky at all. I don’t fancy masks or product that is tacky on face. So this is a plus for me).
Price: $3.50 Sgd per piece
Link to get the product: CLICK ME!!



 Win Win’s overall Tots 
I would definitely recommend this mask for purely hydration purpose even before makeup to achieve hydrated and glowing skin. Love the texture of the mask sheet as well, soft and thin and good adhesive to face. I can sit down and read magazine while waiting for the clock to click by that 20 mins.
P.S: Please ignore my unglam bare face (totally no filter).. haha.. I am trying hard to restore my skin condition and hopefully I can *sad face*
** Disclaimer: The items above are kindly sent to me for my honest reviews. All review  are based on personal opinion **

Saturday, October 19, 2013

❤Review : Milcolla Collagen Powder❤

Today’s topic is about COLLAGEN… Collagen plays a very important role is beauty and contributes skin care benefits. Collagen is the primary protein of the extracellular matrix and connective tissue which also is an important structural protein throughout the body.
As we grow older, collagen at our skin surface starts to deplete and the continuous loss of collagen contributes to saggy skin, fine lines, and wrinkles and so on. This is absolutely a no no to females out there, we definitely do not want to have fine lines and wrinkled face. Plumped skin gives a more youthful look. I must emphasize again, our skin starts to age at the age of 25 onwards, so preventive is better than to be sorry.
Since Collagen naturally declines with age, to restore the collagen in our body, we need to take in foods that are capable of helping the skin to maintain youthful collagen. Food that contains vitamin A such as carrot, spinach and melon (go google on food that contains Vitamin A and you will be able to find a lot).
However, a lot of us who is busy working have excuse like “no time to cook meals for ourselves” “No time to eat meals, so take fast food” this is where supplements can come in to make our life easier. I heard about this Suntory Milcolla Collagen Powder through Taiwan beauty variety show 女人我最大 and got curious over it. I reckoned it’s a great idea to add collagen powder to our daily drink or meals and we can maintain our body’s collagen content without hassles. The only hassle is you need to put the Collagen Powder into the drink or meal you are having. (Which will not take u more than 3 minutes!!)
I got mine off Q0010 from this seller - SENTOHEAL
Super fast delivery and nicely bubble wrapped. They do carry lots of other beauty supplements too. Which is all seems to be very attractive to me.. haha. You will be able to find a lot of sellers through Qoo10 who carries this product.

Suntory Milcolla Collagen Powder Information


Weight of product: 105g / Pack in powder form (approx. for 15 days)
Each spoonful of Suntory Milcolla contains:
5000mg collagen peptide for fast and easy absorption
120mg milk ceramide
50mg Vitamin C
10 million vegetable based lactic-acid bacilli
Only 25.3 calories
No artificial colouring or fragrances
Low Fat
Product Origin: Japan

 Win Win’s Tots 
I overall liked this product very much. It does not have the fishy taste or smell like some of the collagen product has which is a great plus to me. It does come with a spoon however it’s not the spoon that Suntory provides hence I am not too sure if its measures correctly.
I normally put it one spoonful into my milk tea daily and I have been consuming it for at least one week. (Remember not to put the Collagen powder to beverage that is too hot, as heat will destroy Vitamin C).
I have seen slight regain of skin suppleness and overall felt good. It also helps in girls who are suffering from constipation as it contains lactic-acid bacilli.  
I will certainly repurchase it and continue on the product. Highly recommend my new holy grail product to all my readers and friends.
** Disclaimer: The items above are purchased by my own money and reviews are based on personal opinion.

Hope you guys like my sharing.
Win Win

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vita Yin Yang Cordyceps Capsules – Sponsored Post ❤

I was contacted by Ms Elfaine for The Sample Store to try out 1 month supply of Vita Yin Yang(Cordyceps capsules) by the company Vita Green. At 1st I was pretty sceptical to try such supplement as it is meant to be consumed in.

To be honest, I do not have much knowledge about Chinese herbal Medicines. Hence, I visited the VitaYin Yang link and researched on Cordyceps before taking up this sponsorship (I want to make sure that my readers get the best information out of this post.. haha… to those who are not familiar with Chinese herbal medicines).

According to the website, Vita Yin Yang is made from manufactured pure cultivated Cordyceps. Cordyceps has long been regarded as an elixir of life, which was consumed by the imperial and wealthy families as an exclusive nutritional supplement (expensive stuff!!) Cordyceps possesses both therapeutic and nutritional properties for overall health (have shown this to my mum and she said that is good for health and encourage me to take regularly).

Cordyceps are also known as Chinese Caterpillar Fungus ( it actually looks like worm to me but it’s not!!) Cordyceps is a composite herb of the stroma of the fungus and its host, the dead caterpillar (Fam. Hepialidae). Which is why Cordyceps are commonly called “winter worm. Summer Grass” (冬虫草).


Vita YinYang is an ultimate health enhancer for kidneys, lung and immune functions. It helps to tonify kidney and lung yin.  I have heard from my colleague that it regulates your body’s immune system ( good for me as I am always feeling tired and sick). 










Product Description

Pollution, stress, poor diet and lack of exercise can all take their toll on our lungs and kidneys, giving rise to illness and disorders. In Chinese medicine, kidney and lung function are related so that a weakness in either organ can create problems such as respiratory discomfort, coughing and general malaise. Made from premium Cordyceps, Vita Yin Yang can help the kidneys to retain useful nutrients; excrete harmful substances and alleviate excretory problems; relieve symptoms of weak kidneys such as tiredness; and delay the need for medical intervention such as kidney washouts. Improved lung functions include relief from coughing and breathing discomforts and improved inhalation and exhalation.

Ingredients

Cordyceps sinensis (Fermented)

Dosage

For health maintenance, 1 capsule daily, take orally.
For health improvement, 2 or 3 capsules daily, take orally.

 Win Win’s Tots 

I was impressed by the packaging. At 1st I thought it would be capsules in a bottle like normal supplements but when I opened up the box, the capsules were packed in individual of 10 capsules per pack. These also make it more travel friendly. 

The capsule has a very strong Chinese medicine smell however it’s tasteless when consumed. This is a plus as most of the Chinese medicines are bitter. 

I feel that this Cordyceps capsules had really improved my immune system. My body kinda felt “warmer”. Normally in air-conditional places, I tend to get cold very easily but after consuming VitaYin Yang Capsules I don’t feel as cold as what I used to be.

For other benefits, I have yet to feel it. Probably I have only started to take this for about 2 weeks. I will continue to consume and update you guys if more benefits are discovered.

Hope this post is beneficial to you J

Win Win

** Disclaimer: The items above are sent to me by PR and reviews are based on personal opinion. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Soak – Off Gel Nails Removal at Home – 1st Attempt ❤

Hellooooo....

As promised (ahem.. I am late though), here is my 1st attempt on removal gelish nail polish at home. If you guys are interested in how to apply soak of gel nails, feel free to refer to my previous post or you can just CLICK HERE!

To remove gelish nails, you need to prepare the followings:

Nail Polish Remover
Nail file
Cotton balls / pads
Wooden cuticle stick
Aluminium Foils (cut into smaller pieces, make sure its big enough to wrap your fingers)
Nail Buffer & Polish (optional, use if you want to restore the healthy looks of your nails)


Win Win “step by step” DIY Gelish Manicure Removal



1.  File your nails to destroy the surface of the gel nails (don’t ask me why but my manicurist does that, I think it make it easier to remove in the later steps)




2. Soak your cotton balls with nail polish remover (Acetone) and place it on the nail.


3. Wrap aluminium foil around finger.

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4. Complete step 1 to 3 for all 10 fingers.
5. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
6. Remove aluminium foils with cotton.
7. The gel nail polish should look like this and is slightly lifted up.


8. Scrap off the gel nail polish using wooden cuticle stick gently.


9. Remove excess gel polish with nail polish remover again if needed.
10. Buff and polish nails to restore healthy nails.
11. Apply cuticle oil / hand cream.


Simple as that… with these steps, you can apply and remove gelish nail polish yourself and save $$.
Hope you guys like it… enjoy beautifying your nails.

Lastly.... yoki baby says hellooooo~

  

Win Win

Friday, September 6, 2013

Soak – Off Gel Nails at Home – 1st Attempt ❤

Hey babes… today I want to talk about soak of Gel nails (Gelish Nails might be a more familiar term). I love the idea of Gelish manicure/ pedicure. Whoever invented this, I  L o V e  y O u ! ! 

I usually get my gelish pedicure done in Malaysia (my hubby’s home town in Kluang) as it is cheaper than in Singapore (well, I do not have a nail sponsor… Sad....) For gelish manicure, I can only do it during long holidays or really special occasions like my wedding day!!!

I am not able to put on nail polish during normal day due to my work constraints… sad.. I super envy those who can go to work with really pretty and fancy nails. My work life is sooooooo restricted. So I tot, since I cannot paint my nails!! I will paint my toes!! Hahaha (at least it made me feel a little prettier haha~)

Ok enough of my ranting, already complaint till out of topic…. I have just DIY-ed my own Gel nails at home!! Excited!!! I always wanted to try to do Gelish Manicure / Pedicure myself. I like to paint my nails/toes but I hate the loooong waiting time for normal nail polish and I often mess up my left hand (I am right handed).

I have got tonnes of nail polishes (normal nail polish), I kept buying but never really apply already because I have gelish pedicure constantly, changing colour almost every 1 to 1.5 months. Haha.

To start to DIY gel nails, of cos you need to have basic essential items like – UV Lamp, Gelish PH Bond, Gelish Foundation, Gelish Nail Colour, Gelish Top coat and nail surface cleanser. Here, I am talking about the really basic items you need, of cos you can buy more like the cuticle cutter, cuticle nourishing oil, bla bla bla…. Oh ya and you can buy the brand you prefer not necessary to be from Gelish. 

I got my UV LED Lamp off Q0010 for $59 Sgd (I prefer UV LED than UV lamp, I feel UV lamp is not good got skin in long term). Super cute and its pink in colour ( u guys know I am sucker for pink stuff)  If you are interested, you can go search for one from Qoo10, there are so many designs available and price ranging from $40 - $300+

Qoo10 Seller that I got from: Beauty Minimart (super nice seller, relatively fast shipping and reliable)

All my gelish products that I have mentioned above is from: D.Y.O.N InternationalSingapore (Located at Scape Underground) I think they have a huge range of variety there and prices are pretty reasonable. They do have UV Led Lamps there too. Check it out yourself!!

I personally think it will be more worth to get in set then buying individually, I am the stupid one who bot all individually and end up spending more~~~ 

Win Win “step by step” DIY Gelish Manicure


Step 1: Buff nails to remove shine from nails (gelish nail polish will not be long lasting on smooth nails)


Step 2: Clean your nails with Gelish nail surface cleanser using cotton pads (lint free ones are recommended, but I just used the normal one)



Step 3: Apply Gelish PH Bond to nails (this PH Bond is used on natural nails as a dehydrator prior to next step)

Step 4: Apply thin coat of Gelish Foundation and make sure you seal the edges (to ensure long lasting gelish nails)


Step 5: Place you hand under LED UV Lamp for 30Secs (I cured for 30Secs since my UV LED Lamp have self timer of 30Secs)



Step 6: Apply one thin coat Gelish nail polish and make sure the edges are sealed ( I am using Good Gossip)

Step 7: Cure your fingers under UV Led Lamp for another 30Secs.

Step 8: Apply another thin layer of Gelish Nail Polish and seal the edges (you can apply more layers as desired)

Step 9: Cure fingers under UV Led Lamp for another 30 Secs.

Step 10: Apply Gelish Top it Off and cure for another 30 Secs.


Step 11: Clear tacky surface with Gelish Surface Cleanser, it the polish are properly cured, it shouldn’t be removed by the Surface Cleanser.


Tah Dah… I have pretty gelish nails!! (my left hand is not as perfect as usual)

However, when we praise about how well and long lasting gelish nails can be, the gelish nail removing process is tedious and it normally takes longer time and effort to remove it. Will share with you guys the procedure of removing gel nails at home later (I need to remove it like 2 days later, so stay tune but if you can’t wait, you can always Google or youtube).

Hope you guys like my sharing and do comment below!! 


** Disclaimer: The items above are purchased by my own money and reviews are based on personal opinion. 

Win Win

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Comparison Review : Lancôme Genifique Vs L’Oreal Youth Code ❤

Hello girls, today I am going to do a comparison review on Lancôme Genifique Youth Activator and L’Oreal Youth Code Pre-essence. Gosh this is a long delayed post… always had in mind to review these two product but never put into action until now…. Late is better than never right? :x

If you have read my blog posts -- Click here ~ you might have heard me mentioning about Lancôme Genifique as one of my Holy Grail product. I have gone through so many bottles already and have been using for more than 2 years now (still a big fan of it!!).  

The reason I brought L’Oreal Youth Code pre-essence is mainly for comparison, I curious to find out would it be comparable to Lancôme Genifique Youth Activator. So is high end product better or drugstore product better? Let do a comparison below…. 




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If you look at the ingredient lists above, both products have quite a number of similar ingredients.  Lancôme Genifique Youth Activator is a little tiny bit more viscous compared to L’Oreal Youth Code Pre-essence but both absorbs really fast.

To my opinion, Lancôme Genifique Youth Activator works better on me as compared to L’Oreal Youth Code Pre-essence, I can really see the results and better absorption of skincare.

As for L’Oreal Youth Code Pre-essence, it works fine but the effect is slower (I would recommend it for younger ladies). It is also a cheaper option if you are looking for a pre-essence to help boost up the absorption of your follow up skincare products.

Hope you guys like my short comparison review on these 2 products. Feel free to drop comments J

** Disclaimer: The items above are purchased by my own money and reviews are based on personal opinion.

Love,

Winwin

Friday, August 9, 2013

1st Dog Grooming Experience with Sopra Ginza Singapore (Dog Salon) ❤

Hihi~ if you are not aware from my previous post, I had got myself a puppy!! She is a Silky Terrier and her name is YOki  !! Refer to my previous post >> Click Here to get a sneak peek of her younger days photo when she is about 3-4mths old. She is now 6 months old already… how I wish that time can stop right here and she can be forever a puppy (wishful thinking of all puppy owners)!!

Ok~ back to the grooming experience with Sopra Ginza. Why did I choose Sopra Ginza out of so many pet grooming options available in Singapore? Actually I was recommended by one of my friend who owned silky terrier as well. We chat about almost everything that regards to our gal (pups).  Just like parents talking about their own kids. So I tot why not give Sopra Ginza grooming a go. So after much consideration, I texted Sopra Ginza and booked my appointment for full grooming. The person who replied my texts was really nice and patience with my questions and answered almost everything I asked. Haha… 

Sopra Ginza Singapore is located at 236 River Valley Road S(238294), which is pretty close to where I stay. Quite convenient and easy to locate and most importantly! I have direct bus there… of cos I put Yoki in dog carrier if not I think I will be thrown out of the bus.  Sopra Ginza provides service like grooming, spa, day care, pets learning classes, sales of puppies, online shops and they do provide ala carte services like ear cleaning, nail clipping etc etc. Click here to find out the price list and services available. 

I have chosen the normal full grooming for Yoki and she falls under Yorkshire’s pricing which is $65. On the grooming day itself, I rushed and get ready and took Yoki over to Sopra. The 1st impression I have was.. wow the huge clear glass!! This allows passerby to view the whole grooming process!! Cool isn’t it? Unlike some grooming places, they do not allow pet owners to view the whole grooming process which kind of worries them a little (after so many pet abuse news I heard recently).

When I stepped in the shop, there were barriers to prevent the doggies in the shop from coming out. There were so many dogs inside.. just like a big family and they were all so excited when they see Yoki.. Probably because Yoki was the only female dog in the shop at that moment (my Yoki is too pretty and cute too resist lah!! Ahem~) I did not managed to snap a picture of the dogs inside the shop as i wasn't sure if I am allowed to. 

I meet the groomer, Ms Kumiko who is a Japanese. She is very nice and patience while explaining to me the grooming process and also on how she intend to trim Yoki’s hair. She also asked me how I want Yoki to be styled. After much discussion, Yoki was brought in for her nice bath by Ms Zane who is a groomer as well. 

Yoki came out after about 20 mins or so.. did not managed to time as I was busy playing with the doggies in the shop.. cute overloaded!! Then Zane proceed on with cleaning Yoki’s ears, shaving her paw pads and Kumiko joined in to trim Yoki’s little head!! Both were very gentle with Yoki, and she wasn’t struggling or anything like what she did when I trim her (Angry!! She only bullies us!!). There is only one time where Yoki used her hand to push Kumiko’s hand away from her face, so cute! But Kumiko is still very patience and nice with Yoki. The whole fur cutting process took about another 30 mins or so as the fur on Yoki’s body is regularly trimmed by me so nothing really much to cut also jus that I am not professional as them to shape her messy head!! Haha~ 

 Pictures of Ms Kumiko and Zane working on Yoki ☆ 



Kumiko also added one cute red bow on Yoki after trimming… Super Sweet!! Yoki would never let me tie her hair!! Hope I have Kumiko’s skill on tying Yoki’s hair!!! For every customer who has their pet groomed at Sopra Ginza, a picture of your dog will be taken after grooming and printed out. This picture will then be pasted onto your Sopra Diary (pretty unique and cool I feel). Day care is also complimentary for dogs to stay till closing time after grooming. Doggies can play and socialise there where owners can go shopping without feeling guilty that their dogs are alone at home. Yoki did not get the chance to enjoy the day care as I brought her home after the grooming since I am not going anywhere. 
Overall, I am really satisfied with the Grooming experience and would definitely bring Yoki back another time and maybe for Spa treatment as well.. I wonder how will she feel when she is having her mud spa.. haha~
Ok long winded post!! Anyway do visit Sopra Ginza if you are looking for nice and reliable dog grooming shop!!
Ending my post with Yoki and Me (Yoki’s nicely groomed with little red bow!!!)





WinWin's Overall Rating: ❤❤❤❤

☆☆Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the pet shop mentioned above. The pet grooming service is paid by my own money and review based on honest experience. 

Love,
WinWin & Yoki