Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Bio-essence Hydra-Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask

Recently, I realised that my dry skin condition has worsened a little, possibly due to long hours in an air-con environment. Means it's time to do something about it.

I had the chance to try the Bio-essence's new product named Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask. Its main ingredients are 2 types of Hyaluronic acid (the must-have for hydration products) and Cranberry Extract.


The Power Nano Hyaluronic Acid is of much smaller molecular size so it is absorbed quicker and easier into skin. It helps to retain the moisture in the skin to keep it firm and moisturized.

Guess I need not explain much about Hyaluronic acid's capability in keeping our skin hydrated, moisturized and soft.

Cranberry Extract helps to retain moisture in skin too but it also improves skin's elasticity and suppleness to make you look youthful. It is rich in anti-oxidants, protects skin against radicals and UV damage. With the addition of Bio Energy Fluid in the sleeping mask, the nourishment level and skin texture improves even more.

Let me show you the texture of the sleeping mask before telling you something fascinating.

A jar of hydration goodness

Notice the thickness of the sleeping product

I applied the Bio-essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask before going to sleep and I realised there are water droplets forming as I massaged the product onto my face. It's fun to see it happening and I just had to photograph it to show you.


I just continued to massage onto my face as I see them disappearing.


The product is made using Bio-essence's unqiue Bio Aqua Crystal Technology.It prevents the hydrating ingredients in the product from losing moisture before application on the skin. Only when it's applied on skin, the shield that protects the ingredients will break thus forming aqua droplets. This means that we get the fullest hydration and moisture.


My Before and After comparison should explain that my skin does look brighter and healthier.

I like that the product is fun with the formation of water droplets, makes skincare less serious. There is no stinging sensation or stickiness during or after application. 

It's suitable for every day use as a moisturizer and when you feel your skin needs a little more pampering, apply a thicker layer as a sleeping mask. It's convenient as you do not need to rinse it off after application.

It's important to hydrate our skin unless you want to look older than you are. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, firmness, fairness and hydration. Observations like sagging. dull and dry and enlarged pores.

The Bio-essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask is retailing at $25.90 for 50g. Before you buy, you might want to go for the street sampling on 06 September (Saturday), 2pm - 6pm outside Mandarin Gallery to get freebies and attractive discounts. Do like Bio-essence's Facebook to redeem samples.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fantasia by Escriba

24 August 2014


I was at MBS Convention Hall with KZ to attend this chocolate-y and sugary event.

We were welcomed by a 8.5-meter high chocolate fountain. We could totally smell the flowing belgium chocolate.


We walked into the "Nature Land" where there were displays of animals made of all things sweet.






We walked to the main area of the hall where there were more exhibits to see. 








We had drinks by getting our Fantasia passport chopped and headed into the Royalcake Theatre to watch the show of how Escriba started.

We had more food and here's one of them which I liked. At first sight, you may think it's ham but it's strawberry and white chocolate. There was also a sprinkle of salt on top.


Done with exploring the event, we sat down to chat with a glass of coke and saw the boss of the Escriba, Mr. Christian Escriba. Lucky of us to able to have a photo with him before we leave.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Revew: Curel Sebum Care

Recently, I have been diligently using the Curel Sebum Care range which is suitable for sensitive skin and oily skin. My skin is more of combination and I tend to get blackheads on my nose and whiteheads on my cheeks and chin.

I do realise some of us often claim that we have sensitive skin but do you really understand why? There is an important ingredient named Ceramide in our skin. It helps to retain moisture and strengthen our skin's resilience against external irritants. Usually, Ceramide replenishes itself but when it doesn't, our skin is more susceptible to these irritants thus causing sensitively.

Oily skin is usually cause by too much secretion of sebum which results in the unwanted shine on our face, especially on the nose, cheeks and forehead. If the excess sebum are not removed, it can damage the skin causing sensitivity and whatever moisturizers and serum you applied won't be fully utilised by your deeper layers of skin.

And if your skin suffers from sensitivity and is oily, you have better read on to know how helpful is the No. 1 brand for sensitive Asian skin in Japan.

Curel has came up with the Sebum Care range which includes a Foaming Wash, Lotion and Moisture Gel. It is said to control excess sebum and skin sensitivity within 4 weeks.


Notice how fluffy the foam is

One pump of the Curel Foaming Wash is enough for my small face. The pump is easy to use and I love how fine and fluffy the foam is. It's good that it doesn't drip down on my face while I clean.

1) Spread the Curel Foaming Wash on the main 5 areas of your face like me.


2) Spread the foaming wash onto your face in circular motion.

I focus on the sebum-prone areas like the sides of my nose where my blackheads are

3) Wash off your face with water


Yes, the excess shine on my face after a day's work is gone with 1 wash. I can imagine using it at the start of a day will allow my make up to last longer and less time needed to touch up. 

Next step is to apply the Curel Sebum Care Lotion.



Pump the lotion onto a cotton pad, about the size of a 50cent coin and start applying on your face. You can concentrate a little more on your cheeks and nose if you have open pores.

The lotion is light on the face, no stinging or sticky feeling. There's also a very light refreshing feeling on the face.

The last step is to apply Curel Sebum Care Moisture Gel.


Notice the thickness of it

I simply pumped enough onto the back of my hand and apply the Curel Sebum Care Moisture Gel onto my face using my fingers.

The moisture gel gets absorbed fast and no stickiness after application. There is a slight cooling effect on the face too.

I used the Curel Sebum Care Range for 10 days and let's see the before and after.


I do notice the open pores on my nose have reduced thus blackheads have also reduced. Redness on the cheeks have also reduced slightly.

To experience the products for yourself, you can redeem samples from here.

You can now get the newly launched Curel Sebum Care range from selected Guardian and Watsons stores.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shopping at JRunway

02 August 2014

It was my shopping experience at JRunway and I was at the outlet at PS.

I eyed on a denim cotton skirt which led me to buying a nautical crop top printed "Santa Monica".


I also tried a denim pinafore with the same crop top but I looked totally like a school girl so nah...


The shoulder straps can be unbuttoned to wear it as a skirt unfortunately the colour of it really reminds me of school.


Thus, I only bought the first outfit I tried and signed up the basic membership at JRunway for 5% discount.

I was just in time for farewell dinner at Sakura with colleagues from the dental clinic. As expected, there was no quality and little choices. Only the shrimp paste chicken and the ice-cream were considered edible.

One last picture before bidding goodbye.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Last Day in Taiwan

Woke up early to pack our luggages and have breakfast at a nearby dumpling restaurant.





Walked back to East Dragon to do last minutre packing and check-out at 12pm. The hotel was pretty strict on the timing.

Took a cab to Taoyuan International Airport and I slept almost throughout the journey.

Upon reaching, I spent away the rest of my NTD on pineapple pastries and caramel popcorn.

Onboard the Scoot flight and wore the MegRhythm Eye Mask to sleep.


Woke up to the smell of food and I couldn't resist but to order the Chicken and Mushroom Rice to eat for lunch.

Arrived late at Changi Airport at about 8:30pm due to frequent turbulence. And this marks the end of the trip.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 5 in Taiwan

It was another day when we woke up late. Had hotel's really simple breakfast and continued to shop in Ximending.



WX, YJ, WF and I went for an hour foot and shoulder massage at Paris Royal. The masseurs were very friendly and recommended us pineapple tarts.



After massage, we went to get our hair done at a new salon. The hair wash was pretty good that I fell asleep.



I headed back to the hotel room shortly cause I was having diarrhoea. I was guessing could be the hotel's breakfast that caused it.

I had to take a nap as my stomach was churning so I gave up on going Tamsui with the rest. WF stayed in the hotel room with me just in case.

By the time I woke up, it was already evening. We went to get snacks to eat before meeting the rest at Shilin Night Market.

I bought clothes and smelly beancurd to try. I believe there could have been smellier and tastier ones which I didn't manage to find.




Back to East Dragon Hotel at about 11pm to share the smelly beancurd with the ladies.

Lights out at 1am.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 4 in Taiwan

20 July 2014

Finally we get to sleep till late morning after days of rushing and waking up early.

While waiting for the rest at hotel lobby

Skipped hotel breakfast and went straight for lunch at Ding Tai Fung near Zhongxiao Dunhua. Their dishes are same as what we have in Singapore but the flavours were not as strong as ours including vinegar.









Went shopping at the underground mall from Zhongxiao Dunhua to Zhongxiao Fuxing. Bought at least 3 tops and they were reasonably-priced and of good quality.

WF, HM and I walked to Sogo to check out some stuff while the rest continued to shop at the underground mall.

We met at Zhongxiao Fuxing train station to return to Ximending. We bought Ah Zhong Mee Sua, chicken cutlet, tea leaf egg, sweet potato and milk tea for feasting in hotel room. It was a simple pleasure.


I bought contact lenses, lunch bag and a bagpack in Ximending too. The Acuvue Define lenses are about $30/box which is way cheaper than the optical retail shops in Singapore.

Went to Partyworld KTV at 11:30pm and we had a big KTV room and our own restroom which we don't get to enjoy in Singapore for that kind of price.

The ladies surprised me at about 12am with a tiramisu, millefeuille and the navy blue long cardigan which SF and I eyed on at Wu Fen Pu. I was in a shock for a long time.

Left for East Dragon Hotel at about 2:30am with eyes still wide awake.