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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.

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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! 🙂

Vshares – House of Seafood (Joo Chiat)

Today Vshares on the very famous House of Seafood. 

Again, i would like to emphasize that none of my sharing are paid nor sponsored unless stated.
Because i paid for them and thus i am totally honest about what i paid for and how i feel towards the services/products.
Of course, that is if you trust that i have the integrity to write with my utmost honesty.

If i am lucky enough, sometimes i get more than what i pay for. But on some other occasions, we just have to take in our stride that we  will not enjoy value for money services and products all the time.

By now, you would have already guessed that i have much complaints to make about House of Seafood. But honestly, i hope i wouldnt have to. I really enjoy writing good things than bad. But unfortunately, i cant really write much good stuff this time.

Anyway, i will keep it really short and pray that this will not be a lengthy post. I shall just emphasize on the few important points and that’s it.

Vshares on House of Seafood (Joo Chiat Branch)

Category:  Food (Seafood/ Zi Char)

Value for $: V

Level of service: VV

Likes: V

Will i recommend to my friend: No

Went for the crabs and other famous dishes as recommended by my colleague. It was a much raved about eating place and i thought it would be nice to bring Mum for her Birthie. Actually my heart still aches as i am typing because of the steep price i paid over there.

i am fine with paying that amount if only the food tastes much better. Sorry but i am gona b honest and blunt about my dis-satisfaction there.

We did not know it is so way inside Joo Chiat road, and thus we have to walk a long distance after alighting outside Joo Chiat Complex. I am fine with the distance but not for my Mum and Granny. I would take a cab if i know that it is so far away from the bus stop.
Along the road, you will probably see some indecent pubs/ ktv bars with some women in sleazy scantily clothes. Needless to say, tons of dirty old (and young) men. I hope this isnt enough to turn you off yet as there are more to come. Just kidding, not that terrible.

Upon reaching, we were directed to the 2nd level of the place. If you are keen to try out House of Seafood, please go ahead to their website and check out other branches instead of this Joo Chiat’s branch. Unless you have a car, or you are taking cab over, the location of this branch is really not accessible and causes much inconvenience.

The waitress that came over to take our order is quite friendly but she tried way too hard to sell us the expensive menus. We ordered 1 Medium crab (as what she suggested, that weighs around 1,6kg) and 1 small crab (that weighs around 1.4kg). Honestly, i do not know how heavy should the crabs be, for 5 pax. Thus i left it to her to help us decide.

The side dishes are

1 medium Scallop stir fry Broccoli 

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My Aunt loves Broccoli and according to her, they used the Broccoli from China which is not as nice as the ones from US.
The difference between the 2 is that, the latter is softer and not so ‘raw’ and hard when you nibble on it.
The scallops are ok, not really fresh but still acceptable.
The picture above was taken before we touch the veg and this small plate of Medium Broccoli costs $24.

I remember the cost for this because i remember that it is really not worth $24, the quantity is really pathetic
(not that the quality make up for it)

Ok, next.

1 Small Coffee Pork Ribs.

IMG_20130805_4Supposed to be 1 of their signature dishes.
I guess it is up to individual, it tastes really average to me.
The meat is really tough and i do nt like it.
Of course, this isnt a dish for the elderly either.
i wouldnt recommend this dish for sure and in my opinion, it does not deserves the “Chef recommended” status.

Next up,

1 Small Honey Chicken.

IMG_20130805_6Please pardon the poor quality of photos, i am not very good at taking food pics.
Moreover, they are all taken using my Samsung S3.

This dish is ok to me, it tastes alright. Just a tad too salty.
For those that love heavier taste like myself, you will like it.
It is also quite sweet as there is honey in it but the meat is once again, too tough.
We feel that the dish is not fresh at all and the chicken joints might be frozen to death before being cooked.

Next please~

1 Yam Ring (standard size)
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I have never liked Yam and will prolly never like it. However, to my surprise, this might be the best of the rest.
I like how crispy it is prepared, and how the nuts, prawns and other ingredients are flowing from the ring.
They tasted fresh too.
If there is a dish i can recommend (out of the many dishes we had), it will be this.

and 4 plain rice + 1 small plate of Fry Bee Hoon (for 1 pax) The Bee Hoon is nice, not your usual dry and tasteless bee hoon from the zi  char stalls.

And of course, how can we not mention about the crabs? They are what the restaurant is famous for isnt it?

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There you go, their famous Crab. We ordered the Chili crab only to regret that it is not spicy. It lacks the spicy and ooze factor and thus it is a big disappointment. The meat is fat and juicy though but it comes with a huge price. The claws are enormous and honestly, too big and too much for us. Well, i shouldnt have listened to the lady and let her decide on our order, i mean, obviously it is a scam. Sorry to say that but do you know how much is this huge juicy crab? It costs us $87. Thank you but it is so not worth it.
I can get a nicer crab this size at Melben’s for $60.

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And as if the Chili Crab isnt enough to turn us off, here comes the smaller Butter Crab. This butter crab taste nothing like butter crab to me as it is so crazily sweet. It is more like Caramel Crab instead. I am not sure about you but because some like their butter crab sweet, if you do, then probably you will like this. But not for me. It taste horrible to me as it is way too sweet. I prefer Melben’s as their Butter crab is really buttery and creamy, there is also a slight tinge of sweetness despite the buttery taste. Also, this small tiny butter crab costs $60+  (sorry,  i remembered wrongly, $48 was per kg, I wrote $48 earlier on and i realised i made a mistake!) A price which i can pay at Melben’s and be satisfied about.

Although i know the Melben’s owner (TPY) and though we (churchmates) often visits the one at Opal Crescent because of friendship and etc. I am definitely honest about how i feel about the food. I will not be bias and write anything that is to their advantage just because we know each other.
To me, if the food that my friend cook isnt  that great, i rather not write than writing fake opinions. But blessed i am, Melben never fails to satisfy.

As for House of Seafood, it is disappointing and the Pricing$ just does not justify. I really regret leaving the choice to be made by the waitress. I was totally being treated like a foreigner, being ripped off a total of $330 over at House of Seafood.

YES YOU READ IT CORRECTLY. IT IS $330 for those dishes  you see above.

All i can say is, there is ZERO possibility that i will go back to House of Seafood, not even the other branches. 

I dont mind paying that amount but really, not for the quality and quantity i get over at House of Seafood.

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