Saturday, 18 October 2014

Eumora Moor Bar - Review

Hellooo peeps!

Recently, i have added a Moor Bar called Eumora into my daily facial regime as it Clarify, Tones and Moisturize my face and i'm here to share with you why! eggcited much :D
P.S. I didn't wear any make up so I hope i didn't scare you off with my dark eyes circle.

First, let me tell you a little more about its KEY ingredient.

This Moor Bar contains HmA (Hydration micro-algae) Factor which helps to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin cell. Hydration micro-algae factor is formulated from a world-reowned pharmaceutical patent by European company, derived from micro-algae cultivated in the Hawaiian fresh water lakes. It includes a component that is similar to the structure of hydrogenate 3D mesh structure, which aids in moisture absorption.

 "Algae have been been know as a rich natural source of anti-oxidants,vitamins, minerals and amino acids which provide essential nutrition to the skin cell to enhance skin recovery and regeneration."

What can Eumora do for you? 

Majority of us stay in air-conditional office/ house for long hours which results in dry and oily skin and are exposed to pollutants (haze!). Other than drinking sufficient water to hydrate our skin, now you can enjoy lasting hydration and benefit from the detoxifying effects by using this Eumora Facial bar. Probably you are like me, sometime i'm so busy with work and i forgot about drinking sufficient water. However, i will never forget to wash your face daily because i want to look good and I don't deny I'm quite a vainpot.

Instant result in Just 3 Minutes, 4 steps!

  1. Wet your hands with water (Do not rinse Eumora Bar with water!)
  2. Create a thick lather by rubbing the bar with your wet hands
  3. Apply gently on skin and leave on for 3-5 minutes
  4. Rinse off and dry your face
  5. (I added in another optional step) Feel the smoothness of your fingers.

I have combination skin (dry & oily) and after using Eumora, my face is less oily and stay matte till late night. Other than this, i can feel my pores has tighten too. Initially, when i first tried the facial bar, my face feels tight and wanted to stop using it. However, it gets better after 2-3 weeks.

If you think 3-5 minutes is too long and you don't want to wait, do it like me. Normally, i will wash my face, leave it on then move on to wash my body. After that rinse it all off! In this way, 3-5 minutes will just pass unknowingly. No more excuse to beautiful skin! On a side note, i stop going for facial and my skin is great other than minor outbreak due to monthly hormones rage.

What i really love about Eumora is they provide Free Trial Bar before you even decide to buy the actual box of 4 bars (retailing at $199). How rare is this?

 So if you are interested in trying out or even purchasing the box of eurmora, now you can get them online at www.geteumora-trial.com or email me at clairetly88@gmail.com for enquiry.

Here's the Eumora Trial Bar and packaging. The packaging tell us that the company  (SAB) values its product's and brand even when it is just a Free Trial Facial bar.

Other than using their Eumora Facial Bar, i'm also using their Eumora Spa (for Hair) and Eumora Mgt (for Body). Each bar is 25g and there are 4 bars per box.

Eumora™ - The Moor Bar with HmA
Other cosmetic and skin care products work on suppression and treating symptoms. Eumora™ works on healing the skin from the inside out - taking out toxins and pollutants and replacing the toxins with nature's finest natural ingredients.

Signing off with a Selfie!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ciel Patisserie - must-visit cafe

If you are looking for a sweet treat, you MUST visit Ciel Patisserie. I chanced upon this cafe when i was looking for a cafe to chill and do some work near my house. Ciel Patisserie is one of the cafes which you would love to come back again. Why?

1) Wide selection of cakes and they have scones and quiche too. Their cakes display is like a heaven. my eyes almost popped out and i was spoilt for choice. Everything just looks delicious and so irresistible. Not only they have small cakes, they sell whole cake too

I ordered Bombe and Scone with "Dream" Tea while Bf ordered quiche and Vanilla Caramel Tea. Paul cafe also sell Bombe cake but i don't think its the same name. Ciel's Bombe Cake is rich and it has bluberry in it!! The blueberry blends perfectly with the rich chocolate mousse? I'm a chocolate lover and i really feel so happy enjoying each mouth of Bombe.

2) indoor and al fresco seats
Usually cafe are very small and they don't have much seats. Ciel patisserie is small but it isn't that crowded and most of the customers tend to take-away the cakes. They have both indoor and alfresco seats.
3) Friendly staff
The staff are really friendly and they can take joke. our friend was disturbing or rather quite straight forward to one of the girls, jamie? He asked her if she is mixed, her surname etc and she replied him nicely.

4) Prices
Their cakes cost around $3-$5 or $6 max. I paid $18 for 2 tea, 1 cake, 1 quiche and 1 scone. Pretty affordable right? ;)

Before i left the cafe, i take-away 3 more cakes. Fuji,lemon meringue, salted caramel tart. Yes, they are really irresistible. i swear and this is not a sponsored post.

Ciel Patisserie
124 Hougang Ave 1
Tel: +65 6383 0803
Tue to Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 3pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Kovan/Serangoon

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Hatter Street Cafe at Kovan

Been eons since i did a post. I have just change a new job, something totally different from what i did previously. A lot to learn and digest. Thus, i have been doing OT but hope it gets better soon :)

Okay, shall not digress and head straight to review my visit to Hatter Street cafe. This is the first time i'm doing a food post but i have been cafe hopping too. Thought i should start sharing my experience and not let it go to waste.

From the name of the cafe you should know it's theme is alice in wonderland. e.g. Hatter, Alice, white rabbit etc.
If you notice, there is a cute little door below the cashier as well.
As for the food, i find that the variety are very few. There are 2-3 types of waffles, cakes and tarts. If you love crispy waffles then you must try their waffles.
I like the drinks we ordered. i had the Blueberry white tea which they imported from arizonia (i assumed) and it taste unique and good! Bf had the green tea latte.

All in all, i think Hatter cafe has very limited seatings which is very important for a cafe unless their food is really thumbs up. For me, i dont think i will visit hatter again not that i don't like the food just that it isn't that special that we will visit it again.

Update on my complexion after 2 months of using DRX products.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Review on Fresh - Soy Face Cleanser

It is rare that i can blog on a weekday morning! All because i'm clearing my leave after my resignation. YES, i have decided to leave MPA and venture into private sector again. I'm still quite young and stability isn't that importance at the moment as compared to something i love doing. Life is horrible when you drag yourself to work everyday, isn't it? thats's why i decided i MUST leave. YAY~~~

That aside, the main purpose of this post is about Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser that i have invested on. why i use " invested on" because it isn't cheap for a facial cleanser as compared to those you can find at Watson. After reading reviews online etc, i have decided that i should give it a try since my face is in a bad state.

A little about Fresh:
Fresh was founded  in 1999 when they opened an apothecary store in Boston. Today, their products are sold around the world and since 2000, Fresh has been partners with the world’s leading luxury goods company LVMH.
Fresh has its own line of lifestyle and beauty products ranging from skincare and makeup, to fragrance and haircare. The brand has incorporated natural ingredients such as brown sugar, rose, Umbrian clay and soy with traditional beauty rituals to give users a sensorial experience that is also effective and indulgent.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (150ml) cost around $60 at Sephora in Singapore. They do have a smaller tube but bigger bottle is more value for money.
The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, is a gentle cleanser for all skin types. It was the first product in the beauty market to ever utilize soy in skincare. Formulated with soy amino acids, it helps promote moisture retention so your skin doesn’t feel tight and dry after use. In fact, it feels baby-soft! i can't stop feeling my cheeks after washing. quite addictive. Soy is also rich in anti-oxidants that are said to help protect and balance the skin. Plus, this cleanser removes makeup while purifying and toning at the same time.

Soy Face Cleanser has a gel-like texture and it glades smoothly on your skin. If you are using a Clarisonic mia / device, i will also recommend you to use this cleanser as it doesn't foam/ isnt that watery such that it goes into your eyes. I have also tried to use this cleanser without removing my makeup and it really does remove makeup and even waterproof mascara. isn't it amazing for lazy night when you are so tired after partying and you just wanna quickly wash up and sleep?
Before i end this post, i would like to also update on my skin after using DRX product close to a month. i have 1 new pimple (the biggest mark on the left) and i went to "you-know-what" it. my boyfriend gonna kill me if he reads this. Anyway, the swollen pimples on right side has subsided as well as faded.

Anyone care to recommend remedy for dark eyes circles? other than laser cos it is v expensive :(

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Review on Drx Clinic (Updated)

I'm back to blog about DRX Clinic and its medicine and cream to cure your face from scars, acne, blemish etc. If you have notice, my complexion is very bad without make up. Yes, very bad. I suffered from monthly outbreaks, clogged pores, dark eyes circles and some wrinkles (i believe it developed) around my eyes and forehead.

After contemplating for few months , probably 6 months, i have decided that i NEED to try Drx after reading so many reviews done by bloggers. Sometime we are skeptical to what bloggers raves about because after all it is a sponsored post.

So here is my honest review after my trip to Drx clinic on 14th Jun 2014.

The photo on the right is taken before i visit Drx and on the left is 1 week after using their products. I have very itchy hand which loves to squeeze the white heads. if it isn't squeeze out properly, it will develope into pimples or even leaving scar. I also have a lump on the top left of my forehead, it was a pimple but i didnt tried to squeeze but nothing came out. End up, it became a lump. Now, the lump is gone and i believe the Drx products works well for me.
I think most customer will be prescribed with these usual products. Cleanser, Toner, Comodone formula, Blemish cream, Max C, X Cream(R), Strong Lightening Cream (R), Biotine and Sun Block. Products with (R) need to be kept in the fridge.

Although this is the first time i apply so many product on my face but it is quite easy and i didn't refer to the guide they gave me on the 2nd day. Total i spent $444 (excluding GST) i didn't take the cleanser as I'm using the cleanser from Fresh and i love how it keep my face smooth and clean after cleansing. Quite expensive though. $60+ per tube. They are fine if u wish to opt out from certain product which i like.

Okay, let me describe what happen at Drx Clinic. Everything was done within 30 min minus away 15min waiting time. I booked an appointment online so on that day i approached the counter and was told to take a seat. Soon it was my turn to go into Dr Yanni's room, i sat down and she examine my face for 5min? and told me small issue and it can be saved. no need to go for laser to remove the scar as long as it is not urgent. Don't squeeze, don't scrub and don't massage my face for the moment. If there is big pimples, come back and she will give it an injection. O.O  Then i was directed to another room by the assistant to take photo of my face. oh yah, blogger will describe about the make up corner etc. I didn't get to see it or introduce to it and i was wearing my make up when Dr yanni examine my face. but no big huha as it is not important as long as my face heals right? :) After the photo taking, i was brought to another room to be taught how to use the products. e.g. when to apply (day or night or both), how much to apply and on where.

After 1 week from the visit, Drx clinic assistant will call you to check on your skin if there is any allergic etc. Quite please with the service and i think it is important to follow up.

I want to share that prior to Drx clinic, i am a victim to New York Skin Solution. They love to hard sell and i spent $10k within a year on ├Ęthe packages. They will tell you there is promotion package and you should buy etc. Even though you should have a fixed consultant but most of the time some other consultant will do the facial for me. sometime they are so rough and after extraction i have lots of scarring which takes 3-4 weeks to heal. All in all, i think NYSS only manage to make my face more radiant but it didn't solve my outbreaks and large pores. Up till now, i have 8 more sessions to go but i'm afraid to go. Afraid they hard sell again. One more point, my consultant had left NYSS in Mar and since then i did not receive a single call from them to book my appointment for my next facial. They are suppose to assign a new consultant for me but no news nor follow up. so disappointing. If you are thinking to go and you can't reject people. i'll advise u not to go.

I'll update again on the process of my face after 1 month :)

Update on 6 july. Pimple scars are fading and blackheads on my nose can be easily removed! K i was told not to squeeze but my hand just cant help it. :( 

Monday, 26 May 2014

TIps for Bali Trip - Kuta beach

My boyfriend and i love the sea and beach. That's why we decided to go Bali to escape from the city life and it is a last minute decision (book 2 weeks prior to departure day). Flight(tiger air) and accommodation cost around $900 for 2 pax. consider quite cheap right since we only book 2 weeks in advance.
What currency to bring to Bali?
Bring IDR as majority of the shop accept IDR. There are also a lot of money changer along the street with better exchange rates as compared to SG. We manage to change at 9.73 instead of 9 (at golden mile).

We stayed in Mercure Kuta with ocean view where i can hear the sound of the waves. The interior of the hotel room definitely lose to Westin Siray in Phuket as the flooring is tiles instead of carpet. When you off the air-con, condensation will start to form on the flooring and wall which makes it eeky. The best part of the hotel is the infinity pool. PERFECT VIEW. a good place to take a book and read your day away.

If you are looking for adventure in Bali, i will recommend you to visit this website: http://www.balitobali.com/. The price is very cheap compared to what you can find from shop along the beaches. we went for the package for water sports: $275,000idr per pax which includes jet ski, parasailing, fly fish, banana boat, snorkeling and glass bottom boat to turtle island. no photo of watersport because no one else can take photo for us :(
We also booked the river rafting which includes lunch. Lunch i mean good and tasty lunch! I think balitobali is like a referral agency which will arrange and direct you to the actual company which provide the white water rafting adventure. The company which guided us for the white water rafting was Alam Amazing Adventure and i would say their service is good. all the pit stops has waterfall etc.
Gearing up! If you noticed, my hair looks alittle like anna in frozen. white-pinkish streaks. had it done at Black hair salon 4 months ago. Originally it was in purple and blue and only after 3-4 months it started to fade till pinkish white. kinda cool too. 
quick shower under the mini waterfall. 
A tourist must take photo. luckily i'm smart enough not to remove my helmet. haha..
Now the most important part is the FOOD. we didn't go to Jimbaran, the famous heaven for fresh seafood as we are try not to spend too much. So this are a few places we went and it is quite affordable.

1) Naughty Nuri - http://www.naughtynurisbali.com/
Address : Jalan Batubelig, 41 (quite a long ride from Kuta, approximately 30 min)
Open Daily: 11 am - 10.30pm
 Their very "gao" martini which explain that face
 The famous pork ribs!! 

Famous for its Pork rib which is around $8 SGD, Pork chop and i love the bbq corns.
Don't forget to have a glass or many glasses of martinis. their waitress will do a shake-shake-shake dance in front of you. quite amusing.

2) Bamboo Garden corner (Seafood)
Seafood restaurant along kuta beach which is really cheap and good. we had dinner here twice because we love the chilli LALA and their cheap crab. we spent around $30 each meal for a spread of crabs, omelette,  lala, kang kong and beer. dirt cheap.
Address:Jl Poppies Lane I No 26, Denpasar, Bali 80361 (it is 5 min walk from kuta mercure)

3) Kitchenette
Location in the Sheraton bali resort and mall, along beachwalk. This place serve food such as crepes, pasta  and western menu. Trendy and casual place, ideal for chilling after walking under the hot sun.
Address: Beachwalk, Jalan Pantai Kuta
Kuta, Bali
 my sleepy face after the water sports. I had mac n cheese with truffles. Really very good.
 One of their category of drink: wicked elixir. Pina colada.
my boy's Waygu burger
4) Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Famous suckling pig in Bali. They serve the suckling pig skin, grilled sausage, grilled pork, and deep-fried pork with rice. After the meal, you can also explore the monkey forest and have a spa/ massage. around $10-$20. Journey to Ubud from Kuta take around 1hr? Cab fare was around $230 IDR.

There are a few more places i want to go but was too lazy. Thus, i will definitely visit Bali again~~ i wanna learn to surf!
1) Potato Head Beach Club
2) Jimbaran
3) Tanah Lot
4) Uluwatu

Travelling around in Bali?

I'll advice you to take blue bird taxi as they charge by the meter. other cab they quote a price.
You can also try to rent a car. my friend mentioned that it cost only $50 for the rental throughout his trip.

I will update this space soon~