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25 November 2010

I Was Away for A Week

I guess you don't even notice it, Ha! Well, I didn't mention it anyway, hehe.  I've been back for a few days but too lazy to do a post :P. So I went to Singapore last week to do some stuffs and one of the reason is to watch this:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Surprisingly I actually quite like the movie since I didn't have too much expectation for it because the sixth installment of the movie (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) disappointed me, I actually fell asleep during the movie. So after finished watching this seventh installment, I was glad that I was still wide awake! The only thing that I don't like is they make the movie in two parts, and the part two isn't released until next July! I don't mind to watch the movie 5 hours straight, I just don't like to wait so long to watch the next part. Oh well, I can't do anything about it.

When I went shopping, I saw FaceQ masks in People's Park Complex (one of the shopping center in Singapore) and was really happy. But when I looked at them closely, I found the packaging was really weird, it's unlike the one that I got from Taiwan. So when I went home, I compared them, I assume that the one that I saw in People's Park Complex is the fake FaceQ masks. See the difference:

FaceQ masks that I saw in People's Park Complex

FaceQ masks that I got from Taiwan

Notice the difference? The fake masks look colorless. Even though they're pretty cheap (SGD 1.50/piece), but we never know what they have in the ingredients and what they'll do to our skin. No to fake masks!

This is what I do when I don't have internet connection or when I don't have any book to read. I love Sudoku! Although sometimes I got frustrated when I couldn't solve it but that never makes me stay away from playing Sudoku :D.

It's been a while since my last food porn post (is it?), so here's a little food porn for you all!

Pearl milk tea, one of my fave drink ever!

Waffle basket with ice cream~

More macarons for me! I'm addicted!

Meatballs at IKEA, so yummm~

Happy Thanksgiving!
Till next time!

13 November 2010

Review: Daiso's & The Face Shop's White Nose Pack

I've been using these two nose packs for these past few months. And today, I'm going to do a comparison for both of these nose packs. Check below for the nose packs comparison!

 The Face Shop White Mud Nose Pack
Formulated with White Mud and Burdock extract, this peel-off nose pack cleans and clarifies pores.

Spread over nose area and leave on for 10-15 minutes. When completely dry, slowly peel from the bottom up. Finish with a toner.

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation appear.

Water, PVP SD Alcohol 40-B, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Bulylene Glyvol, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Illite/Water/Propylene Glycol/Arctium Majus Root Extract, Zinc PCA, Methylparaben/Bulylparaben/Ethylparaben/Propylparaben, Boilin Artemisia Princes Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Allantoin

 Daiso Natural Nose Pack
Natural extracts remove oils and all dirt and deeply clean the pores, leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores.

How to Use:
After cleansing your face, evenly apply on the nose area and let it dry for 10-15 mins. If completely dried out, peel it off starting at the bottom, pulling toward the top. Do not use more than twice per week.

If any irritation occur, stop using it and consult with a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Use for nose areas only.

*click at your on risk*
(Yes, I have a disgusting nose)
My Thoughts:
I purposely display the nose strips picture so small because it looks really disgusting. But if you don't have a weak heart, you can click the picture to enlarge it. From the picture, you'll be able to see that Daiso's clearly is the winner. It pulled out more gunk than The Face Shop's, not just more but so much more.
First, I'll talk about their texture. The Face Shop's has a thicker texture while Daiso's is more runny so it spreads more easily than The Face Shop's. Even though The Face Shop's is thicker but it dried out faster than Daiso's. I think it's because of the runny texture of Daiso's, I applied more layers so it dried out slower. But that doesn't bother me.
As for the scent, they both have pretty similar scent but in my opinion The Face Shop's smells better than Daiso's.
For the price, again clearly that Daiso's is the winner. It costs me only SGD2 while The Face Shop's costs me SGD13. They both have the same amount of product which is 50g/1.76oz and both are made in Korea.
I think the only con from Daiso nose pack is it doesn't state any ingredients, but since I didn't experience any irritation from both of the nose packs, it's not a problem for me.
So the conclusion, Daiso's obviously beats The Face Shop's. Why spend more if you can get a more effective and much cheaper product?

Daiso Natural Nose Pack: YES!!
The Face Shop White Mud Nose Pack: Never.

More reviews for Daiso Natural Nose Pack: Macnunu's review and Evie's review.

Disclaimer: The products were purchased by me. I am not affiliated with the companies I mentioned above. This is my honest opinion, product that works on me doesn't mean it works on you and vice versa.

07 November 2010

A Piece of Me... in November 2010

A game hosted by Shirley of *We Love Toothfairy*

This month....
I like: being me. I don't need to pretend anything, nuff said.

I don't like: canceled trip. I was very excited about the trip. Just hope the next one won't be canceled.

I want you to know: I love my blogger/twitter ladies (edit: and gentleman ;) )! Even though I've never met any of you, but you guys have made my everyday become better :)

I've planned: to ignore any negativity! That's the last thing I need.

I want to say to someone special: get well soon!

 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Yes, no NOTD this month cause my pinky nail broke, sigh. Well, I said on  my last month's 'A Piece of Me' that I've been reading books and I've finished 4 books, on my fifth now :D. This book is one of the books that I read. My brother recommended the book to me and I'm glad I did read it, it's one of the best book I've ever read! I fell in love with the characters of the book and I really want to visit Guernsey one day. The book is about the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands. I don't really know how to elaborate about the book but I'll recommend this book to anyone I know! :)

Till next time!

03 November 2010

Finished Products in October 2010

I didn't manage to finish anything on the month of September. But fortunately I managed to finish a few products, two body products and two lip products to be exact. Here they are:

This sunscreen has the best sunscreen scent ever! I really like the mild rose scent and it lingered quite a while on me. It absorbed really well and didn't leave any stickiness on my skin. Even though the SPF is enough for daily uses but I'll need higher SPF for some occasions. I'll definitely repurchase this body sunscreen if I can find it cheaper or when I'm in Korea because it's quite pricey at here.

This is my first B&BW products but I'm already hooked with it. I  really like the scent and it moisturized my skin pretty well. Plus the travel size comes in very handy. Thanks to Nic for letting me to try this! :)

I really love this lips essence! I used it as a clear lipgloss.  With a hint of golden sheen, it looks really great both on top of lipstick and even on its own. It's very moisturizing and not too sticky which is great.  And I love the mild cherry scent in it. The only thing that bothers me is when it's almost finished, it's very hard to reach the essence on the bottom of the tube. But still, I'll happily repurchase this!

Carmex Green Apple Moisturizing Lip Balm
To me this is just an OK lip balm. I'll still prefer Burt's Bess lip balm over this one. As the name suggests, it's apple flavored. I love apple and that's the reason why I picked up this lip balm, but the scent is too artificial to me. It moisturized my lips decently, but it's not enough to use on night. I don't think I'll repurchase this.

Till next time!