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Vdates – Changes

IMG_20131023_3Before i start on my updates, i have a question for you guys.

What do the term “Changes” mean to you and how do you feel about having Changes in your life?
And i mean, major changes, not tiny little ones.
But of course, different individual view the size of changes differently.

Right now, there are quite a few changes in my life, i would say they are definitely good changes but i am really really afraid despite the excitement. Maybe i can list them down, you decide if they are big or  small changes. For me, they are all big changes because i believe that these changes change my destiny, and perhaps, bring me nearer to where i deserve.

I shall just compare the Me now and Me 5years ago.

1) I am a Christian

This is a major change because i remember i was a very rebellious kid. I felt that God (Jesus) is not real and even if HE is, we will never cross paths. I cursed, i swore and i said every nasty thing about Jesus but yah, i guess He loves me anyway.
Thank God for God, if not for Him, i wouldnt be able to be experience an intimate relationship with someone that High up. People always think that God is way up there, but ever since i came to know Jesus, i know that God is just right beside. Alot of times, i thought i was about to die, my life has reached the best it can ever go, God shows me otherwise. Too much to explain but i am glad i know You Jesus. So thankful.

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2) I no longer yearn for a relationship with a person
Perhaps back in those teenage days, i was lacking of family love and ever since, it has become a habit to find love elsewhere. The habit did lasted for quite sometime but i am glad that something really bad and major happened 2 years back (with my last ex bf) and made me realize that BGR isnt the most important thing in life. I realize that despite the argument that not all men are the same (crappy and shitty), i have more or less gave up on pursuing that fairytale for myself. I came to know that everything on earth can be forced except love. Marriage is important and was deemed to be the most important event in life for me 2 years ago but nope, it no longer hold much place in my heart anymore. Too many sad cases, too much betrayals, too much examples.
If the best happen, it happens (i am not saying you dont have to work for it, you do have to) but if it doesnt, it just doesnt.
so yah, BGR is desired but no longer essential.

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3) I no longer commit myself to cigarettes 
I quit smoking on the 1st of Jan 2013. I didnt touch a stick till somewhere in May. I rem i was trying to light up a cig since i havent been touching it but it didnt feel very well. I shall not lie about it, i still smoke now and  then. But i am not addicted nor committed anymore. It is very very occasional that i will touch cigs again, They always say that “since you have stopped, why get back into it again?” I agree to a certain extent and thus i have never wanted to start the cycle of buying a pack every 2 days ever again.
But i believe, despite the fact that smoking harms, the addiction itself harms more. And thus i quit addiction, i quit the bad habit. It is more important to me, to be able to cut myself from that redudant commitment to smoking. However, i still have to emphasize, while it is not healthy being a social/ casual smoker, at the very least, i no longer behave like a slave to cigarettes and i have no yearnings for it no more. In short, i have control over my desires. Thank God

4) I spend more time with my Family and Mum
I remember spending time with them when i was in primary school. That was quite sometime ago and ever since i enter secondary school, i have stopped. I stopped wanting to know about them, i stopped showing that i care, in fact, i do not care at all. I do not want to have anything to do with the family and family members were just there cos they have to be there. I kinda hated myself for being so insensible then. And now, i have been doing all that i can to make up for lost times, however, sometimes i do fail them. But i am really very thankful that i get back that kinda lovey dovey feelings from  my family. I remember having those feeling when i was 7yr old. I have never forgotten about it, i just lost it and am i glad i got it back now. I hope it is not too late.

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5) I started exercising to keep fit and not only to lose weight
I always think that exercising is a chore and i still think that way sometimes when i am lazy. But i have come to accept that exercises not only build up the metabolism rate, but also self confidence of a person. At least for myself, it does. It is the best form of motivation and besides being able to look better, being able to be healthy mentally and physically is very important too. Age is a figure but what emits from within is more crucial. Especially when i am more than a quarter of a decade old. Ahem.

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IMG_20131026_194908i wouldnt say i am in perfect shape but trust me, i love the progress i see in the mirror. I mentioned previously that i am on a programme for slimming and it really does work! Of course, it is best to combine proper dietary plans and exercises. I never believe in taking only diet pills or supplements.
I have another 2 months to go before i see the  full result, stay tuned, i am more than willing to share about it!

6) I started to save
Not much but yah, still trying my best to. It is a little late as my peers are all having 5 figure digits in their banks while i…. but better than nothing!

7) I stop forcing myself to be out on Fridays and Saturdays
I used to think that it is a MUST to party or at least be out on weekends so as to ‘not waste’ the weekend away. But nope, i stopped forcing myself to feel tired and i stay home after work most of the time. I will only head out when i feel fresh or ‘awake’.

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IMG_20131014_11Love my gf lots. #throwback #ktv

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Random Food i eat.
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Babies make me happy.

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8) I started to leave friends that do not want to cherish friendship
In the past, i get way too upset whenever a friendship has to end. I thought friends are forever. Guess i wasnt so mature.
Friends, in fact, do come and go. I believe God gives us different friends at different phases of life. And although i still feel a little upset initially when i chose to give up certain dishonest and negative friends months ago, i have learnt to let go and now, i feel nonchalant about these 2 persons. They might have helped me alot in the past, but thats the past, what matters now is the present. People do change and so do friends. I have accepted that fact.

9) I have taken a huge step for my health
I shant reveal what it is over here but let’s just say, i have taken a huge step in following up with my doctors (yah, more than 1 doc) regularly and am on medication to improve things.

10) This is a crazy plan
Yes, it is. I cant reveal it now but very soon, you will know what i am saying. I always feel small about myself since i dont know when. I always think that i can never accomplish big things, the good endings are not for me and etc. Thank God for sending me nice angels to be with me, to talk to me, to encourage me. I am taking a huge step to achieve this goal. It is very important to me now and i am really praying for the best. It is not easy as i am not born with a silver spoon to start with. I cant afford to not work, not even for a month. As i have to tc of my family. Thus, i am really giving my best and all. I know there are already people doing what i want to do, and perhaps plenty of them do not have to struggle so much as i do because they  came from a better background. But i believe God will show me what He wants for me along the way. By Faith, i believe. God, be with me.

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Alright, so i didnt expect to write so much but i did. Unknowingly, i gathered 10 points. I wanted to list only 3 initially. Haha.
What about you? Are you making changes to your life as well? Are you afraid of changes?

I, am very afraid. Thus i always pray for my courage to be more than my fear because fear is there to stay, as long as there are challenges. Instead of asking for it to be gone, i ask for Courage to cover Fear.

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But i guess, “changes” are good, because if there isnt any change in my life, it would simply mean i will be as useless as i was 5 years ago.

Haha.

Alright, gtg, till the next post, God Bless!

Oh! i forgot to include, from tomorrow onwards, i will be able to sing for my Christian meetings. I have always wanted to serve as a vocalist in the choir but i didnt dare to in the past. Also, there was no slots available back then. It has been years and i thought that the vision of me singing to God was just a dream that will never happen. Little do i know that, God really does make it happen! In His timing. 🙂
I am very very nervous and anxious. It is not another KTV session, i have to actually be moved by faith so that the worship will be good.
Thus, i am really really very very excited and nervous. Gotta  go and listen to the songs on Youtube now, laters!

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Lock an Ocean on your face – Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion review

Sponsored Review

Heylo everyone! So i am back talking about 1 of the most raved about
skincare products today, the 
majestic Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

Hada Labo SHA Lotion (use this) 
This is a sponsored review but rest assured that this post will be as honest as the rest of my sharing because even without the sponsorship, i have always been a regular customer of Hada Labo.

You would have known if you read my blog regularly, or you may read my previous entry HERE.

Like what i mentioned previously, i have never tried any products for my skin because:

1) i am lazy
2) i always think my skin is fine (no acne problem, no major issues)
3) i couldnt find a simple and convincing product

Recapping abit, I was whining to my little sister about how “flaky” and dry i feel about my skin and she passed me a bottle of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.
I did not really pin my hopes high because i was already trying out the famous “Miracle Water” (not gona slam the brand but you should know which one i am talking about) but there was no miracle for  me  and that bottle of “Miracle Water” was not cheap, despite the fact that it was  given by a working partner.

Having the mentality of “no harm trying”, i slapped on the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion all over my face.
Well, according to the advertisement, a drop of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion can lock up an ocean. 
To be honest, i was still skeptical then but really, it was one of the best decisions i ever made for my skin in my 20+ years of life.
(nope, not revealing my age lol, not  that it matters but if you wana know,  i can tell you, i shant announce it publicly. :p)


The result is INSTANT.

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Yah, you might think it is a little too exaggerating, but trust me, i wouldnt praise the product if it is not giving me any result. Not even if it is sponsored. You know how much i detest manipulating untrue reviews.
You get the drift.

So, back to what i was saying, the result was instant and i can feel my flaky skin turns smooth immediately.
I was like “ok, maybe i am just heng (lucky) this time”

But there was no harm trying since it makes me feel good and thus i started using it daily, twice a day, morning and night.
My skin has never never feel so hydrated and bouncy.
The flaky problem no longer haunts me (my skin was so dry that it starts to peels and i have flaks of dry skin hanging on my face. Gross much!)
and ever since the day i started on this product, i have no regrets but i am filled with contentment everyday.

Here are the reasons why:

1) Smoother skin
2) Skin is much hydrated and no longer feels dry and flaky
3) Much easier when putting on  cosmetics (not sure why but it was terrible putting on make up during those flaky and dry times)
4) No more dull and yellow skin tone on the face, there is a natural glow
5) It is not sticky after applying
6) Besides hydrating, it acts as a toner.

Seeing is believing, and i have always stood by my principle of showing what is real during a sharing/review.
No filter and editting is needed because i want to show the true result instead of a picture filled with filters and edits.
(i know there are plenty of reviews out there that paint fanciful photos using photoshop but that is really not what i want to share with my readers.)

Right, i will indicate if the photos are unedited, as i do not feel good ‘deceiving’ readers. lol, it’s just me.

IMG_20131013_1This photo is filtered. But there isnt much diff to the texture and condition to my everyday skin. More pictures below!
Pardon the perspiration, pic was after Zumba. I only had my eyeliner on.

So, after a long sharing of how i came to use this product, here are the essential facts of the brand, the product and its origin :

About Hada Labo
The Hada Labo brand reached Singapore shores in June 2010 with the introduction of the no. 1 face lotion in Japan, Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion. Its star ingredient, Super Hyaluronic Acid, can retain 12 litres of water with 1 g (2X more than normal Hyaluronic Acid), giving abundant moisture for bouncy, smooth skin.

Did you know?
The brand has received overwhelming response from Singaporean women nationwide

1) Best selling face lotion 2010 – 2012
2) Best Newcomer Brand 2010, Watson Singapore

About Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion
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Recommended by Taiwanese Beauty Guru 小凯老师 on Popular Beauty Variety Show 女人我最大:

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Cleanse, Dry, Slap!

(photos below are un-edited, un-filtered)

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After cleansing, i slapped on the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

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And as if the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion isnt the best thing that one can ever has,

 here is another piece of Great News!

 Hada Labo Now Introduces New Hada Labo ‘LIGHT’ HYDRATING LOTION

Hada Labo, the brand that brings you the bestselling hydrating lotion from Japan (1 sold every 2 seconds), is now also the bestselling hydrating lotion in Singapore*. In 2013, it introduces a NEW ‘Light’ hydrating lotion, specially formulated for consumers with Oily and Combination Skin.

 The ‘Light’ hydrating lotion formula and texture is lighter and more refreshing.

hb2please note that it is currently available in Watsons only. *Japan Intage and AC Nielsen Singapore 2012.

Like what i always say, i always trusted Asian brands when it comes skincare as i believe they know what Asians really want and need.

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New SHA Hydrating Light Lotion. Dual usgae of Lotions!1)Double Cleansing

2)Hydration Boost. Step 1: Sweep upward and outward with soaked cotton wool of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 2: Pour 3drops of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 3: Apply on face area by area
Step 4: Pat on face with whole palm using gentle pressure.
Step 5: Use Super Hyaluronic Hydrating Essence followed by Hyaluronic Hydrating milk.

Also, there is always a myth of people having ‘breakouts’ after they stop using the product.
This is untrue for Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion because there was once or twice that i forgot to apply after cleansing because i was too tired and i only realize it the next day when the skin felt a little drier. But definitely NO breakouts nor major issue.

Having said that, I cant say the same if i stop using the product for more than a week or month because i have never want to stop using it due to its effectiveness in giving me the bouncy and translucent skin that i desire.

Another plus point of the product is definitely its pricing. Priced at $22.90/ bottle of 170ml, i doubt you can find a more affordable product out there that gives you the desirable result as Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

And…..the philosophy of Hada Labo also marks the end of my review/ sharing:

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BUT HEY! BEFORE I CONCLUDE THIS POST,
I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU READERS!

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You may redeem your HADA LABO SHA Hydrating Lotion sample via this FORM!

Redemption starts from 29th Oct 2013, while stocks last.

Alright, i really gtg, hope you like what i shared today!
Big thanks to Hada Labo, http://www.samplestore.com and Ms. Elfaine Tan!

Credits and source of photos and information: Ms. Elfaine Tan representing Hada Labo Singapore 

A True Love Story of Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny

Morning peeps.

I usually know the title i should name for each post very quickly the moment i started typing. But it is really not easy this time, i will just see what comes to my mind later on.

I had a rough night and i woke up this morning feeling extremely tired and my eyes are swollen. I guess i have not cried so much for a long time and i cried my heart out last night at my neighbor’s wake.

Frankly, i am not a very friendly person (but i can be), i am never close to the neighbors but we do greet each other because that is simply manners.
In short, i do not usually interact much with the neighbors.

Nevertheless, i would like to tell a  story today.

The story is not about me. It is a simple, yet magnificent love story.
Sounds cliche much, i know. Especially when it comes from someone (yours truly) that has lost all faith in Love between a Man and Woman, that is. Haha.

Before anything, let me warn you, this is gona be a REALLY LENGTHY POST but it is definitely worth a read.

Ok, let’s start.

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Characters
Let’s give names to the characters of my story. There are Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny, their grandson Ah Boy and Ah Boy’s dad…let’s call him Mr Hum.

Don’t ask me why these names, they are fictional names but the they are real characters.

Uncle Potato was 20 when he married Auntie Tiny. They knew they were made for each other then and during their  time, getting married at 20 years old is a norm.
Life was not easy and back in those days, there was limited education about birth control and they had a whole truck of kids (i exaggerated, only 7….yah.)
But none of them complain, they knew this is what they wanted, they love their family, they love each other. Despite all odds and hardships.

Note: People nowadays are also capable in saying such stuff, but how many of them can actually do it and endure each other till the end? #foodforthought

Characters and their Family
Time flies and the 7 children grew up, all of them gotten married and the children left the family one by one to start their own family.

Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny were back to where they began, they were left with each other.
The children do come back to the house to visit them quite often though.
Something in the family happened and their eldest son Mr Hum stays with them with their grandson Ah Boy (Mr Hum’s son).

Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny were the ones that gave Ah Boy family love and Ah boy is no doubt, very close to the both grandparents.
Perhaps even closer to them than his own Dad because his Dad has to spend time outside to make a living.

The 4 of them are my neighbors and to be honest, they are really nice people.
I do not have many nice neighbors considering that one likes to gossip and spread rumors, one likes to throw dog poo out of the window and etc.
Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny can easily win the BEST NEIGHBOR AWARD.
They are friendly, helpful and very well mannered, despite the fact that they might not be highly educated, they are humble people.

My First Real Interaction with them
I remember  that there was once which Mum and i were locked out of our house, we needed help to make a phonecall and we had no phones with us, we went to Uncle Potato’s house. He and his wife welcomed us with the warmest hospitality. We made our phonecalls and yes, they were so warm and it really touched my heart. I will never forget that small favour they rendered and since then, i grew to like them even more.

About Ah Boy
Please do not ask me where is Ah Boy’s Mother, i am clueless. But despite staying with 2 uneducated old folks, Ah Boy is extremely polite and very sensible. There was a period of time which he stopped greeting my Mum when he sees her and we wondered y.
We then realized that he is actually just a very shy boy and as he was growing up, he probably felt uneasy to interact with people.
We have all been through that phase, didnt we?

However, he grew out of it, he is 11 yr old now and he started greeting my Mum whenever he sees her. There was one incident in which he didnt hold the lift for my Mum despite seeing her approaching. My Mum did not blame him, thinking that he is just a child. But he actually explained to her that he did not wait for her because he was rushing for his tuition and he apologized.
My heart melted when i heard this from my Mum and all i can say is, Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny really taught him well.

The  Bad News
The happy days lasted while it lasted. Approximately 6 months ago, Auntie Tiny was diagnosed with 2 tumors in her brain. That news came when she was complaining of headaches. Uncle Potato was heartbroken but he had never give up hope.

Uncle Potato chatted with my Mum then and according to Mum, his eyes turn teary whenever he talk about Auntie Tiny. But he was still full of hope and Mum encouraged him too.

Sadly, there was no good news. The tumors multiplied into 4 and by then, Auntie Tiny had almost lost all conscious of what was happening and she could not recognize Uncle Potato anymore. She could not sleep and she started sleep walking every single night.
Ah boy was really sad, so was his dad Mr Hum.
Uncle Potato felt helpless but all he knew was that he will be there for his wife till  the end.
He never sleep a wink everynight and because Auntie Tiny sleepwalk alot, he would walk around the house with her, fearing that she might knock into objects.

This situation went on for 5 months.
One morning, Uncle Potato slept for abit as Auntie Tiny seemed to be resting too. He woke up and found no one at home, feeling panicky, he wanted to rush out to look for Auntie Tiny.
But the moment he opened his gate, there she was, standing at the gate with Kopi, Beehoon and Rice.

Uncle Potato: Where did you go early in the morning???
Auntie Tiny: I went to buy food for you and the family (Ah Boy and Mr Hum)
Uncle Potato: Don’t need la! So dangerous, dont go out again anymore ok?

As Uncle Potato was narrating this part to me last night, my heart melted and i was already tearing non stop but what he said later was worse, it totally broke me up into pieces. I know lah, my threshold for such touching stuff is really low. I cannot tahan one leh!

So, Uncle Potato continued: When we were both healthy, Auntie told me before that she wants to leave first you know?
I: huh, when you both were younger and she wasnt ill that time ar?
Uncle Potato: yah lor. she wanted to leave first. haha.
I: then what did you say?
Uncle Potato:  I say to her, Cannot la! 
I: haha then what she say?
Uncle Potato: she say she wants and now her wish came true. ahha

FML, my heart shattered again.

The Last Days
Many times after work, i walked pass their unit seeing Uncle Potato hugging a skinny and scrawny Auntie Tiny. They were watching TV prog together and honestly, i was really comforted by the scene after a long day of work everyday.

Because i no longer believe in such love and what was shown to me, in my face was so real and unpretentious. I felt abit ashamed.

As you have already guessed, the time for Auntie Tiny to leave was near…On Tuesday morning, Aunty Tiny passed on.
I did not have a clue because nothing was amiss or different on that morning and i went to work as usual, their unit was not crowded with people or anything.
However, i received a text in the noon from my Mum, asking me to call her. I called her and she told me that Auntie Tiny has passed on.
My heart sank and i was reminded of my dream of her a month ago.
I dreamt that i was chatting with Auntie Tiny and in my dream, she was very healthy, not scrawny, very smiley. She looked relieved.
Wishing that the news is not true, Mum said over the phone that Uncle Potato has confirmed that Aunty Tiny has passed on and the wake will be held opp our block.

Honestly, i cant say i am grief stricken because we were not that close but i really wish that she can stay on longer. I felt sad.
Mum and i went to the wake of Auntie Tiny and Uncle Potato sat with us and shared about their story.
He told me something which i really want to hold dear in my heart, and i really want to share this with my readers, whether you are attached or not (it applies to your family members as well)

Uncle Potato said this: I am married  to my wife for 56 years, we are both 76 now. She has been my Only One. No One else.
We bickered but we have never quarreled .
You know why? I  believe when a person is gone (dead), he/she will just lie down there motionless, he/she will never be able to quarrel no matter  what
. So, i really cherish the times i had with her, i have never liked the idea of quarreling.
I will just take whatever she say.
Now, those words are in me, and it is never too late to start to cherish, dont quarrel. Dont even give yourself the chance to quarrel because there comes a day which someone will pass and then you have to get used to the silence.

I totally broke down at this as i was reminded of how quarrelsome i am sometimes, with my family.

Uncle Potato: She bought a lot of rice to wrap dumplings, i threw them away already as that is not gona happen.
We used to go to the market daily, buy groceries, watch sunset together and we go everywhere together.
We would buy 4 ducks, 2 chickens to give to our relatives during CNY.
This coming CNY, i am gonna be alone doing these.
No, i wont cook anymore, because it is tasteless without her.
If she is still around, i am sure we will not only be married for 56years, maybe more.

Mum grabbed Uncle Potato’s hands and said: dont worry Uncle, she has gone to a better place, dont be sad.
Uncle Potato’s eyes was teary and he was fighting back his tears all the way.
It pains me so much.

I finally mastered my courage to say i wanted to see Auntie Tiny for the last time. Uncle Potato brought me to the coffin and there she was, lying in the coffin with a pearl in her mouth (Chinese Tradition) and she was really tiny.
My tears were flowing non stop and i kept telling her to rest in peace and have a good journey to the better place.
Uncle Potato whispered to her “look who is here, your neighbor and her daughter. can you hear what they told you? walk carefully to wherever you are, dont worry ok, bless them ar!”

Mum was crying too, she told Auntie Tiny to not worry, and we left the coffin. Ah Boy was burning paper money beside the coffin. (Chinese Tradition)

Because Mum and i are Christians, we did not offer any joss sticks. We did bow ourselves and frankly, i never felt any closer than the time i was speaking to Auntie Tiny at the coffin. It meant alot to me than offering joss sticks (sorry, no offences, just my personal opinion, i do respect the tradition but yah, i have my own belief)

We stayed for around an hours plus chatting with Uncle Potato and i was really glad  that Mum overcame her fear and went to the coffin to ‘speak’ to Auntie Tiny. We bid our last goodbye.

I know that Uncle Potato is thankful that we dropped by but nothing we say will make him feel better. But i believe this loving couple will meet someday. They are just separated for the time being. Maybe the One up there wana give them a tiny test.
Since they have never been separated ever since they were married, this is a tiny test and  also for them to miss each other’s presence.

I pray for nothing but God to take good care of Uncle Potato and Ah Boy. I heard that Ah Boy was devastated…But may the Lord be with them. Uncle Potato, i know you will always love Auntie Tiny, she lives in you forever, and i am sure you guys will meet someday.

I cant be more happy to dedicate this very simple, down to earth story to all my readers.This story has no extravagance, no luxurious marriage proposals, no wonderful ending, but it is the most real, most touching and most significant story i ever encountered.
I even thought to myself, perhaps i will never meet such a loyal and loving partner in this lifetime, but i am glad i am once so close to a fairytale.

It is a shame that i got to know this story at a wake, but i am very honored to be able to share this story to many of you.

Remember what Uncle Potato says?

Dont even give yourself the chance to quarrel with your partner because
there comes a day when someone will pass and then you have to get used to the silence
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Cherish your partner and Family. They might not come again even if there is next life.

Meanwhile, Goodbye Auntie Tiny, i am glad we crossed paths. 🙂 RIP in your paradise! This Post is dedicated to both you and Uncle Potato.

Thank God for showing me that True Love really does exists. It might not be on me, it might not be people of this era, but it does exists.
And a True Love Story will never have an ending because this story will go on and on…

Here is a song that my Sister suggested because i was asking her what song suits this story the best.
I have never cry so much listening to this song, although nice, but i am quite numb to loving radio friendly songs.
But, after this, i will always get  reminded of Uncle Potato and Auntie Tiny whenever i hear this song.

Indeed, it is the best song ever….

And between now and then, till i see you again, i’ll be loving you….Love me~

Vshares – Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)

Today i am gona share about Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream (Milk Tea flavour).

Yums, sounds yummy and i am reminded of 珍珠奶茶 (Pearl Milk Tea) every time i mention this product.
I raised my eyebrow when i first saw this product,
I know there are many skincare masks and etc that use food as their primary ingredient (like Red wine, Aloe Vera, Honey and etc)

But Cleansing Cream? Very rare to me.
Perhaps i wasnt a beauty junkie to start with, pardon my suaku-ness (ignorance).

Anyway, i use a normal face cleanser and this is my first time using a cleansing cream. I didnt want to try cream but…

1) it looks too interesting (you know how attractive is Etude House packaging)
2) it sounds kinda yummy for the skin (since bubble tea/ Pearl Milk Tea is so yummy for the tummy…ok no linkage but wadever)

Anw, the real reason why i decided to buy this product was because i am running out of make up remover.
Yes! You heard me right, this cleansing cream actually works as a make up remover, and according to the promoter, it moisturize your skin at the same time. Because it is never a bad thing to hydrate and moisturize my skin more since i have dry skin, i bought a tub to try.

hmtJust for your information, there are other flavors for this series and they are Lemon Tea and Aloe Tea
(as below, packaging as appealing as the Milk Tea flavor)
If i never remember wrongly on the price, it should be 180ml at $7.40

Available at Etude House.

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So, you must be thinking what are the 3 different flavors for.  Well…. I Dont Know.
LOL

Chill. That was what the promoter at Etude House told me.  But for the benefit of my readers, i did a mini research on the differences.

So What are the 3 Flavors About?
Basically, i read up and gathered that Milk Tea is more for sensitive skin and it is hypoallergenic.
This Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream is formulated with Milk Protein to remove dirt and makeup while keeping skin moisturized with the pleasant fragrance of tea.
Lemon Tea is for oily skin and Aloe Tea is for dry skin.
Most of the time, all 3 of them work equally as well for combination skin.

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Well, i did not know these when i bought the Milk Tea flavor, if not i would have chosen Aloe Tea. But i guess it is fine, it works well till date,

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All pictures showing my face below are non edited, non filtered (to show true results)

IMG_20131022_1Make up still on.

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For Comparison, i removed the make up on my right eye (your left) with Brand XX make up remover. (oil based)

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How do you remove make up using Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream?
Apply cream to all areas of the face. Massage thoroughly and wipe clean with cleansing tissues or rinse with warm water to remove excess.

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IMG_20131022_5Here is the rich white cream. it glides on easily and feels  very soft against the skin.
I would say it is easy to spread on the face. There is also a mild milky smell.

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IMG_20131022_8This is the comparison between the both make up remover. 
I cleaned my right eye (your left) with brand XX and my left eye (your right) with Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)
Verdict: The eye that was cleaned by Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) appears to be cleaner.

IMG_20131022_10My whole face is cleaned using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea).

Does it sting or prick the eyes?
It is almost impossible not to get the makeup remover into the eyes. I especially hate it when my eyes are pricked  while i remove the stubborn stains. Imagine my relief when Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream doesn’t sting or irritate the eyes.
However, it does make my eye sight a bit blurry for a few minutes but that’s about it, not painful, no major fuss.

VERDICT:
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) melts away most of my makeup. It removes almost everything except heavy duty mascara and heavy eye make up.
Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream does a pretty good job for light to medium coverage foundations and water-proof eyeliners.

IMG_20131015_1Usually, it is easier to remove make up like this using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream.
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IMG_20131014_7Recently i ‘played’ make up with my gf as we wanted to create some different looks. Please dont judge us. LOL
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream does not really work its magic that well if you are expecting to remove heavy make up like the above.
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OPPS!
One thing that i dislike will be the oily feeling i get after cleansing,. I know that it is not necessary to cleanse another time with my cleanser but i did, because i hated that oily feeling.

YAY!
I love the fact that the cream is so soft and gentle, it doesnt prick my eyes like other make up remover.

Overall, I’d say that Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream is worth trying – it’s affordable and effective most of the time.
It does help in making the dreadful process of removing makeup after a long tiring day more bearable.
However, i am still on a lookout for better make up remover, thus i will definitely share if i manage to find a better product!
 

Vshares on Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream

Category: Skincare/ Beauty

Value for $: VVVVV

Level of service: VV

Likes: VVV

Will i recommend to my friend: Yes

*This blogpost is non-sponsored.

Vshares – next coming up – Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream Milk Tea

You guys know i seldom do reviews but if i do, i will call it my own sharing – Vshares.

I do not like to read about sponsored reviews although they do catch my eyes but i am not very easily convinced  that all these advertorials are that awesome.

This is known, i mentioned alot of times.

Thus the next product i will write about, is something i came across and i like it. Unpaid review.

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But lemme continue using a few more days (actually, lemme be more free to blog, LOL!) before writing.

Do anticipate! 🙂

Miracle upon Xmas this year!

I have 2 more months to miracle. Just in time for Xmas! I cant wait 🙂

 

明人不做暗事

Hi Everyone.

I just want to say

明人不做暗事。

Thank you very much.

In case you do not understand, it simply means A man of moral integrity never resorts to deception

That applies to all women too 🙂

 

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