My Skinfood Tomato Toner Review..

During our travel in Korea, we’ve seen a lot of cosmetic brands that are offering promotions for their beauty products. Skinfood is widely known in Korea and in other parts of the globe as a good brand so I googled which products do people especially ladies purchase. Which are the bestsellers? Well, I guess, I found one. Read on.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dull and dry skin
  2. If you have oily skin
  3. If you have uneven skin tone

What it claims:

  1. It moisturizes skin
  2. It helps to whiten and even out skin tone

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your choice of facial cleanser
  2. Make sure your skin is dry before applying this product
  3. Pour ample amount of toner to a cotton ball
  4. Spread the toner on your face and neck

My verdict:

  1. The look – It’s a red ‘chubby’ bottle
  2. The smell – It has a mild sweet scent
  3. The effect – Great! I love it! It helps even out my skin tone. It’s good for my sensitive skin. No breakouts or allergies.

 

My PoreCorset Serum Review..

For this post, I’m going to share my feedback about SKINMISO’s Pore Corset Serum. I’ve found this beauty product in Qoo10.sg. I was conscious about my big pores so I searched for an effective cream that I can use to minimize my PORES!

Here’s my simple review about the product.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have acne-prone skin
  2. If you have large pores
  3. If you have oily skin

What it claims:

  1. It tightens your pores
  2. It helps improve your skin texture
  3. It moisturize and control oiliness
  4. It helps get rid of black heads
  5. it minimize the size of your pores

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your facial cleanser
  2. Apply your facial toner
  3. Make sure that you dry your face before applying this product
  4. Apply about 1 to 2 drops of the serum and spread it to your nose, forehead, cheeks, etc.

My verdict:

  1. The look – small white bottle with serum dispenser
  2. The smell – If I remember it right it smells like a fragrant baby oil
  3. The effect – It’s good. I didn’t have breakouts or allergies. I didn’t noticed how effective it was when I’m using it because I still see my large pores. I remember I had it for a month then I stopped because I wanted to try another product. =)

My Olive Peeling Gel Review..

For those who are looking for a good skin exfoliator, you should give this a try! Here’s my quick review about this product.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dull and dry skin
  2. If you have oily skin
  3. If you have uneven skin tone
  4. If you have normal skin but wants to whiten it

What it claims:

  1. It removes dead skin
  2. It moisturizes skin
  3. It helps to whiten and even out skin tone
  4. It hydrates dry skin

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with warm water
  2. Apply ample amount and spread to your face and neck
  3. Start to gently scrub it on your forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck
  4. Rinse it with warm water

My verdict:

  1. The look – It’s a green tube with Korean text since it’s from Korea
  2. The smell – Nothing fancy. It smells like plastic?
  3. The effect – Great! I love it! It does what it claims to do to your skin.

My Glacial Clay Mask Review..

I’m a simple girl. I don’t usually put cosmetics on my face. Lipstick. Just lipstick. I don’t also use various skin care products because I have sensitive skin. Way back in high school I used to apply this whitening cream on my face but after some time I had skin allergy because of it. So I stopped. I decided to avoid facial care products that are out in the market and being advertised by celebrities.

Then I discovered Qoo10.sg where I can search various products with a lot of buyer reviews as well. Being a fan of anything Korean, I found myself checking out this beauty section with a lot of cosmetic brands which I find interesting. Then I saw something! A facial mask with numerous good reviews from the buyers who purchased and tried the mask. I added it to my cart as soon as I finished reading 80% of the customer feedbacks. I proceeded to pay and completed my order.

A few days later, it came. It is similar to a clay (which is why they name it like that, perhaps?) and it comes with a spatula that you can use to spread it to your face. It’s somewhat messy but I didn’t mind. So, here’s my review for Skin & Lab’s Dr. Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask (100 ml).

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have acne-prone skin
  2. If you have large pores
  3. If you have oily skin
  4. If you want to maintain your good looking skin
  5. If you have acne-prone areas such as chest or neck

What it claims:

  1. Eliminates acne-causing skin waste and oil
  2. Strengthen the pore walls and tightens the pores
  3. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial
  4. Firm up sagged, weak, and sensitive skin
  5. Balance the hydration level – no drying out

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your facial cleanser
  2. Make sure that you dry your face before applying this product
  3. Apply enough amount of the mask (avoiding direct eye area)
  4. After 10 to 15 minutes rinse it off with warm water

My verdict:

  1. The look – it’s a green clay which is a bit sticky when touched
  2. The smell – clay? It’s not bad, though.
  3. The effect – perfect! After weeks of using it every night before going to bed, I noticed that I didn’t have breakouts or skin allergies while using it. The oiliness of my skin has lessened. My large pores are somewhat improved.

My Oolong Tea..

I’d always choose tea over coffee. This statement says it all. I’m not into coffee. I would sip a cup if I’m really too sleepy or if it’s a good frappe. I would prefer to make tea for me.

I don’t mind if it’s in forms of tea bags, dried tea leaves, or if it is powdered. What matter for me is the scent, taste, and health benefits.

The tea leaves bottled as shown in the photo shared below is from a friend of mine who is working for The Providore. You might be wondering, how did they prepare this with milk on it? Why is it called Oolong Milk?

I was also wondering if there’s milk in preparation for this tea leaves so I checked on its ingredients. I found in the description that this oolong tea from Thailand is known to many for its citrus-coloured cup with an exceptional flowery scent which resembles sweetened milk. So, that’s why it’s named as Oolong Milk.

I’ve tried this tea with an infuser that I used together with my insulated thermos. The scent of the tea leaves smells like milk indeed. After 2 to 5 minutes of steeping, I tried to take a quick sip of my hot tea. How’s the taste? It tastes like oolong milk tea, but this one doesn’t really have ‘milk’ on it. I love it!

I’ve always loved Oolong tea because of the tremendous health benefits that one may benefit by adding it to your daily meals.

Well, that’s it for this post. I just wanted to share this great tea that I’ve discovered, thanks to my generous friend who gave it to me.

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My Observations..

I don’t know how to properly start my post for today so let me start by stating that I was not an observant until I’m asked to be one. What do I mean about this? Well, read on and maybe you’ll understand better.. I hope.

I used to be someone who doesn’t pay attention. To what you may ask. To everything, I guess. Until someone asked me to change it and try to be observant. So I did. I realized it’s a good thing to do. I’ve learned how to appreciate Life more than I did before. Let me tell you why.

  1. I observed how important waking up is. The fact that I woke up healthy and get to spend another day with the people I love. So I was more aware of how to take care of myself as I take care of my loved ones.
  2. I observed the beauty of Life in its simplest forms! I started noticing simple things that amazed me. Some of these are the trees that provide clean air, trees that keeps us from soaking wet when raining, and which provide shade on sunny days. The plants where we get the herbs and vegetables we need for our meals. Animals whose purpose in Life is for our survival and/or as our companion.
  3. I observed how magnificent our world is. How God created the clouds, stars, mountains, etc. How one exists to help someone or something survive.
  4. I observed how people tend to easily give up on the slightest failure they have done, while others are striving to withstand every challenge that they are encountering. How one ignores blessings that come in various forms while others share it to people who might be needing it.
  5. I observed how short life is. How quickly babies turn into adults. How a few minutes turns into an hour. A month into a year. I learned how to appreciate the time.
  6. I observed that taking photographs can be very important especially as we grow old we tend to forget memories and even people we used to spend time together.
  7. I observed how we can be so selfish sometimes.. or most of the times. For example, WAR. The unending wars around the globe. The selfishness of people destroying the nature for his own contentment without thinking what could be the disadvantages of such actions. Global warming, perhaps?
  8. I observed how kind some people are. The simplest act of kindness everywhere I turn. I see people giving to the needy, complimenting others who deserve it, hugging those that are breaking, pampering elders by their children, etc.
  9. I observed the importance of everything that comprises my whole being. From my body, how I feel about, how I think, and to what I do.
  10. I observed how observant I have become. I sometimes pause and stare about things that attract me which eventually leads to thinking about it and then appreciating it.

I have so many things that I’ve observed which led me to be a better version of myself. I might be a work in progress, but I will always be thankful for whatever I have right now and what’s in store for me in the future. I might not be a perfect ‘human’ but everyone is a work in progress isn’t it? It doesn’t mean that you’re broken, though, what I mean is, little by little we get to improve in some ways we didn’t expect.

So, try to scan whatever it is that you see, feel, hear. What do you think about it? What can you do about it?

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My Valentine’s Day..

It’s February!!! You know what that means, right?!

February is known to many as the “Love month”. This is mainly because everyone is excited to be with their loved ones to celebrate Valentine’s Day a.k.a. Hearts Day.

Flowers have started to be seen all over the places. Vendors, especially in shopping malls, have prepared their own techniques to attract people to purchase flowers, chocolates, stuffed toys, balloons, etc. There are also tons of promotions available from commercial establishments such as restaurants, beauty clinics, online shops for various products.

 

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This is one of my favorite photos I took using my Sony NEX 3N..

 

Most of the couples around the globe started posting photos on their social media accounts, from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. I’ve seen couples from all ages hold hands as they walk. I’ve seen some men did proposals. 90% of the posts I’ve seen on February 14 which is just yesterday are about my friends getting a bouquet of flowers and chocolates, getting proposed; being showered with so much love!

I also saw funny memes about warnings for couples to avoid getting pregnant and some are for those who doesn’t have a special someone. Some “Single” ladies/men are sad, some are proud, but I’ve seen some who are happy!

As for me, it’s just a normal Tuesday. As cliche as it may sound, for me, it doesn’t need to be a special day to show our love to people we care about. Every day can be Valentine’s day. Well, I wouldn’t mind getting a flower or going on a date, but if there’s none, it’s fine with me as long as the people who love me expresses their feelings every day.

So, to everyone, let me greet you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! May all of us be showered with love because we all deserves to. Let’s also spread love and happiness to people that matter in our life. Cheers! =)

 

My Stochasticity..

A new blog it is! Welcome to my page! Here’s my introductory post about this newly created WordPress homepage. Ready to read?

Actually, this is my nth blog site. I don’t remember how many blogs I’ve set up and failed to maintain. Sometimes I find it hard to spend time composing my thoughts and selecting which photos to share that matches my post. So, with my new page, I hope that I will be able to write as often as possible.

I named this “stochasticity me” because I will be sharing quite a lot of “RANDOM” things that I find interesting. I’m known to be a forgetful and overthinking person so I want this to be a reminder of memories and stuff that I might forget in the future. Aside from that reason, I guess I just want to have an outlet where I can “flush” some of what’s on my mind.

I chose the word “Stochasticity” to describe how unpredictable I can be at times (as a blogger and as a person).

So there goes my first post! I do hope and pray that I can post every week or perhaps once a week?!

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