How was your Christmas celebrations? Sorry I was so busy these few days and couldn't really update! It was so fun experiencing snow and the cold in Korea, but I'm glad to be home too. I missed wearing slippers ahahahha! And I missed my bed.
Anyways I hope you are all having a great time and celebrating the festive season.
Looking forward to an even more wonderful 2014, shall we!
[Advertorial Review] Hi guys! If you wear makeup frequently, how do you normally remove your makeup? Personally for me, I used to use cleansing oil to first remove my makeup, followed by double cleansing with a facial foam. When I had my eyelash extensions done recently, I realized that it wasn't a good idea to slather oil on my face in fear of loosening my extensions so I switched to using makeup wipes as it was gentler for my delicate eye area.
Now Im such a convert!
Makeup wipes are really the fuss-free and most convenient way to remove makeup and now I dun have to deal with spillage, mess or LAG* restrictions when I fly! (LAG* - Liquids, Aerosols and Gels restrictions in airports)
When Bioré and SampleStore offered to sent me the NEWLY *Relaunched* Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets for a quick review, I was eager to see the difference.
Im digging the new packaging from Samplestore!
Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets
The New Improved Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets now contains 20% more cleansing oil in each sheet for 50% less wiping on eye lashes and eye area to remove waterproof mascara. This means faster & Gentler Makeup Removal! It is also now enriched with Hydrating Beauty Essence to give soft, moist skin after cleansing with no oily or sticky feel.
Can you tell the difference between the OLD and NEW packaging?
Cleanse & Care with Smooth Cleansing Oil & Hydrating Beauty Essence
The wipes are made of 100% natural fiber sheets for a softer glide on skin
The new container features an air-tight lid with a 'LOCK' system to minimize the makeup remover wipes from drying out which is quite common with several other brands that do not come in a container.
The Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets are available in a pink re-fillable pack that can be purchased separately once finished the shets in the container!
SPEEDIER MAKEUP REMOVAL
(20% more cleansing oil in each sheet)
GENTLER TO SKIN
(50% less repeated wiping on eye area, eye lashes and face)
MOIST AFTER SKIN FEEL
(Now with Hydrating Beauty Essence)
First Impressions : Surprisingly, the New Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets are totally non-greasy and did not give me any sticky after-feel. Unlike traditional oil makeup removers, these felt like water on my skin and was not heavy nor oily. In addition, this new packaging looks pinky sweet and it reminded me of a cute Japanese lunch box! Alternatively, you can re-use the tub to place smaller items or trinkets. Most importantly this air-tight feature would greatly reduce the chances of my makeup wipes drying up, thus being more cost-effective.
Putting it to the test
My full face of makeup (after a whole day out!) - Lets try out the Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets on one side for comparison purposes
How to use:
Using clean hands, gently wipe off makeup with sheet. Makeup removal is complete when there is no trace of makeup on sheet.
Left and Right
Before and After using Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheet
Overall Review : The Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheet is totally non-sticky and left a slight hydrating feel after use. My thick eyeliner and mascara came off without much hassle and almost all my eyelash glue was removed without tugging my eye area. I simply placed the sheet on my eye area for around 3-4 seconds for my eye makeup to dissolve. It was gentle to use even on my low eyelash area to remove my makeup and mascara but be careful not to let it sting your eyes. I only needed to use 01 piece for my full face of makeup and the sheet remained moist even when I was done with removing all my makeup. I recommend it for heavy duty eye makeup and even waterproof mascara.
Hope you like the review! Be sure to try out the new and improved Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets for Faster and Gentler Makeup Removal! Thank you for dropping by :)
The Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets are available at Watsons, major pharmacies and super/hypermarkets. The Regular Tub (as seen above) is $17.90, Re-fill packs are $15.90 each and the Handy Pack of 10 sheets are $3.90.
For more information on how to redeem your own Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets, head to :
Hi everyone! Hows the weekend treating u so far? Im still in Seoul, its gonna be my last day here before I fly back to Singapore and how fast time has passed! Its been 5 days here and I have been enjoying the cold weather and the kimchi (haha) here so far! Actually to be frank, I love the beer-mix-soju even MORE! Its like the most shiok thing that I have drank la, and I dun even drink beer. 3 shots of soju in the beer confirm better than drinking one bottle of wine. And amazingly almost all the ladies in Korea drink beer at mealtimes ~but YUSO thin still ah?????? And the meat. OMG the beef the pork~ every meal is meat meat meat. I think I eat more beef in these past few days than a whole month back home (I dun choose to eat beef usually back in Singapore, I prefer chicken, or fish. Or just gimme alcohol, kekeke.)
The makeup here is aaaaa-mazingggg but we have so many Korea brands already in Sinagpore that Im quite desensitized leh. TheFaceShop, Innisfree, Toocoolforschool, EtudeHouse.. all we have, please. But wait. I found 3CE and StyleNanda like finally!!! And best part, I was just randomly walking and then I saw a crowd.. the rest they say, - is history.
Playing around with makeup and having coffee with macarons in winter without leaving the room seems like the best thing that ever happened to me all week. We changed a couple of hotels to experience different locations and currently Westin Chosun is by far the best with a great location! My room faces Myeongdong Shopping Street and its literally a stone throw away to everywhere. Love love love~! They give macarons for turndown service too! Did I also mention that all the rooms here have a nespresso machine.
I love you, Westin.
p.s New schedule post at 12pm later, do check back soon!
Im currently in Korea for a short holiday and its snowing here! Totally in the Christmas mood ~ Speaking of Christmas .. with it just right around the corner, have you done all your shopping yet? This Christmas, why not gift your loved ones with the best present ever – The gift of flawless skin with Purer Skin!
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Im currently in Seoul for a short holiday at the moment and to be frank .. Im totally clueless on what should I do now! Hahaha! We actually had plans to head to Hokkiado this year-end with our friends but due to the recent radiation reports, we all (+ kids) decided to head to Seoul instead. Its been so long since I last came here and so far Im enjoying the cold!
Well, its also my hubby's favorite kind of food so he has absolutely no complains! Im just glad to check out some of the fabulous shopping they have at the streets here so do drop me a note/tag if you have any nice places to recommend!
If you are following me on Instagram @sugar73 - perhaps you have seen this?
My Hello Kitty PowerBank!
Dun u think its such a perfect cute gift for someone who loves Hello Kitty AND is a heavy iphone-usage girl!!! (Someone like me i guess?!?!! LOL)
What is a Powerbank?
A powerbank is a small portable device used to charge your devices on the go.
When considering a Powerbank, here are some things to take note of.
Question : What is mAh?
mAh is short for milliAmp/hours.
It's a measurement of the amount of energy the battery can store. The one with 8000mAh can store double the amount of energy that the one with 4000mAh can store.
Question : I have both Apple and Samsung devices, can I charge it with this Powerbank?
Yes! With this Hello Kitty Powerbank, you can change the USB wire to suit ur needs, although it does come with a Triple-type USB wire. (shown in 2nd pic below)
Question : How much can a 8000mAh Powerbank charge?
This charger has 8000mAh of capacity - which is enough to charge an iPhone for 3 to 4 times, and provides a full charge to an iPad and about a 70% charge to an iPad 4.
The Hello Kitty Powerbank
The nose is so cute!
Press the nose twice to light up the whiskers and press the nose once to check the percentage of battery left in the Powerbank.
Where can I buy this?
If you have Instagram, you can take a look at @MyDreamStory2013 or email, MyDreamStory2013@gmail.com for more details. Each Hello Kitty Powerbank is now $39.90 (Usual Price $59.90) and there are 3 colors (Pink, Red and Blue) to choose from.
*Disclaimer : This is not an original Sanrio product.
Now I is can have cutie Hello Kitty to charge my iphone!
Although this product was given to me for a review (no obligations from the sweet people of @mydreamstory2013) - Im posting this here coz I really like it! Its so cute and small ~ and currently I have no problems charging it. Do however, remember to use an original iphone usb wire (else iOs recognizes it and disallows charging with a non-original wire)
In addition, Im a heavy iphone user so this is really going to come in handy when Im out and low on battery! Now Im thinking of getting another one for back-up ... oppppsss hahahhaa.
Hope u have a happy start of the week!
Will be off for a short holiday in the meantime, so take care, guys!