Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion


Hello Humans,


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First, let's check out the lovely packaging! I can't help it but think of some yummy strawberry chocolate. HEE, it also reminded me the colour combination that I love in teens- pink and brown. Anyway, it's a zip-lock bag with cute and neat packaging! I was excited to cut along the dotted line and take out my new baby!

It's so thoughtful of to have the item wrapped with air bubble sheet to prevent it from getting hurt when it's on its way! Xie Xie!

As mentioned in my previous review on Hada Labo 3-in-1 Perfect Gel (1 and 2), I have not tried Hada Labo products before despite all the great reviews. But I’ve finally get on hands this popular product that 1 bottle is sold every 2 seconds (it used to be 4 seconds)! Oh well, come to think of it using maths, it means 172700 bottles sold everyday?! (1 day=24 hours= 1440 min =86400 sec)

Well, I'm always skeptical of the maths above, it's like are you serious that they sold soooo many bottles in JUST A DAY?! Wait, maybe they only considered that every 2 seconds during the operation hours so perhaps the sales should be around 72000 bottles a day? Well, I'm not very sure, it could just another marketing strategy. Or it could really be that this product is really fantastic. It could be the affordable price. It could be a lot of other factors. BUT no matter what, somehow I believe that this figure requires some solid background and they wouldn't anyhow say one right! So it's quite unfair to have too many doubts without giving a try and thanks EK Media, SampleStore and Hada Labo for giving me this chance to try it and clear my little doubts!

Just like the previous product, this is just the first impression that I have of Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion and usage for a few days! I will be doing another review update on the product again after a few months! 

So here's a quick one:

What's the highlight? 

Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion contain these 3 crucial elements:
1. Nano Hyaluronic Acid - with molecules size of 1/20 of HA, easily penetrates into the skin innermost layer to deeply moisturize the skin.
2. Super Hyaluronic Acid - with 2x the moisture retention capacity of HA to keep skin hydrated and smooth for a longer period of time.
3. Hyaluronic Acid(HA) - 1gm is able to hold 6 litres of water, effectively locks-in moisture on skin.

Since Hada Labo’s philosophy is PERFECT X SIMPLE where only the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients are used to give you beautiful skin, be reassured to use their products! This bottle of lotion is free of fragrances,  alcohol, mineral oil and colorant, and it helps skin PH balanced and having low irritation. Basically it hydrates skin instantly and helps to preserve skin optimum moisture balance. 

I use only 4 drops of the lotion and it seems like more than sufficient. Drip the lotion onto your palm and spread it on your face, patting it in and let your cells drink it! The hydrating lotion leaves quite a special impression cos it doesn't feel like those normal lotion/toner. I mean the usual ones are like really liquid that are like normal water? Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion is slightly different as it is liquid but comes with a slightly gel-like texture. It really does hydrates my skin quite instantly but I can't really say much since I've only use it for 5 days! Actually I've tried Hada Labo Whitening Lotion, just a sample size BUT I love it! Cos it really feels like lots of hydrating and indeed there's some whitening. So I'm quite excited for my continuous usage of  the hydrating lotion and I'll keep you people update again!

You can easily get hold of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion (170ml) at places such as Watsons, Guardian, SASA and NTUC at S$22.90! So affordable right?!

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I can totally understand how it feels like when you're having a hard time deciding whether or not to purchase a product since you have not tried it (so you don't really know how it's like and what the result is going to be like) yet you gonna purchase a big bottle (I mean normal-sized product) to try if it's suitable for you or not. Imagine purchasing Product A at $30 and it doesn't give you what you want and dumping it at one side, or worse still causing irritation on your face.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Coffee bean w shan

 Hello Humans,

This is probably the last time for cafe-hopping with Shan after Monday morning driving lesson since our driving lesson is nearing the end. So anyway, this time round we visited Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Holland Village! Walked around HV before settling down at Coffee Bean but we were too early on Monday so shops are either not open or not opening.

Shan's Salmon Wellington- It's a huge piece of Salmon wrapped with a puff with spinach inside! We didn't eat it immediately but once cut, you can see some hot steam coming out from it! And surprisingly, the puff wasn't like what I've imagined. I thought it would be oily and soggy but it's not! Instead the puff thingy is thin and it's crispy! So yes we kinda like it but it's a bit expensive at around $15.

My Omelette with bacon, cheese and mushroom! Ordered it partly because this is a breakfast set that comes with tea, haha. but it's not bad leh, much like those big breakfast just that everything is inside now. NOT BAD, though Shan's food is still nicer. HAHA.

And we decided to order a piece of Warm Chocolate Cake to end our meal there! Warm chocolate cake is so damn yummy!! Just that it's a little bit too sweet that the icing sugar on the top is a bit wasted cos we removed it. Love how it feels at each bite- like 暖在心里. Hee.

Love the feel in HV Coffeebean! It feels very comfortable, cozy, quiet and the outdoor seats feels a bit European. Actually I've thought of visiting it since the day I came HV with YQ. Imagine ordering something to munch on or a cup of hot tea, have a good read and there goes a perfect day! But sad to say that outdoor seats aren't that good cos you might not want to be second hand smoker... But anyway, I should just try it one fine day indoor cos their indoor seats are very good too. It can get quite cold inside and we were freezing. Oh yes I've to mention the toilet! It's quite well hidden so it's clean (: 

And say HI to TWG macaroons! I didn't know they are selling at $2 per piece, which I think it's considered cheaper to a lot of other brands. The flavours are pretty limited so we ordered Passion Fruit with Coconut (the purple one) and Kaya something. Not bad and satisfied my slight craving BUT I still prefer Pistachio macaroon that we ate in Europe (though I can just vaguely recall pistachio tastes nice)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Review 2: Hada Labo 3-in-1 Perfect Gel

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Hello Humans,

I'm going to write a quick update on my usage of Hada Labo 3-in-1 Perfect Gel which I got on hold a few months back. Like I've said, it's hard to judge or assess whether something is good or not after just a few tries right? So here I am doing my second review which I promised! Do check my first review here for my first few usages and impressions! 

So after months of usage, I REALLY LOVE IT! :D

This bottle of lovely item is a combination of ESSENCE, SLEEPING MASK AND MOISTURIZER (and hence known as 3-in-1) that is great for hydration and anti-ageing purposes with ingredients like collagen, ceramide and of course Hyaluronic Acid (Nano, Super and normal)! It's safe for sensitive skin cos they do not contain any fragrance, colouring and alcohol!

I actually have 4 bottles of sleeping mask in my cupboard, with 3 brands that I've started using. 1 of them is of course Hada Labo and the other 2 are Korean skin care brands (I'll name as brand X and Y). What makes Perfect gel stands out is really its hydration power. Cos I can feel the instant water supply on my face upon usage that last for day(s), feeling so light and healthy without any pain or irritation! Unlike brand X, I'll sometimes feel slight irritation upon application that will go away after minutes. I'll confess brand Y is actually not bad BUT it doesn't "replenish" water as fast as Hada Labo. And brand Y is quite expensive, selling at the price of at least $50. I got mine from my school exam welfare pack. So Hada Labo stands out not just because of it being pocket friendly at a big bottle at S$35.90 but also of its effectiveness and being trouble-free! (: Imagine that you have to spam some many things on your face before you can get a proper rest- it's too mafan and sometimes I'd rather skip my mask. But with Perfect Gel, you can just cleanse your face, put toner and then this gel (note: Perfect gel is essence + moisturizer + sleeping mask). WHEE, save a lot of steps!

Oh ya, remember to spread it evenly on your whole face and massage well so that gel can be absorbed instead of sticking to your pillow- so wasted right! Sometimes I think I massage so much/hard until my face turn so red but heee no worries it's not irritation. Now I'll use it the night before meet-up with friend cos it makes my not-so-nice skin slightly healthy/nicer. LOL.

Check out more on Hada Labo products, news and updates via their facebook and website! (:

And also, I'll be posting a review on another Hada Labo product on this platform soon! Can't wait to share and do read up!

Lots of love,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The book cafe

Hello Humans,

Yes, it was cafe-hopping with Shan after our morning driving lesson again! This time round we visited THE BOOK CAFE! So far the photos not bad right? I mean, the place. Got ourselves settled down on the sofa seats and it feels so cozy at home! HAHA. Checked out their menu and they have quite a range of food like sandwiches, breakfast, pasta and even some Asian food! The lunch promotion caught our eyes but it's really much worth it. Just that the promotion only starts at 12pm and it was only 10.30. So......

We order a Tradition Apple Pie to share and just nuah and wait for 12pm! I know we damn zai. HAHA. But anyway, we wanted to order almond cake cos we always love almond. But too bad, almond cake is not available today and we were introduced to this lovely pie! IT IS NICE. Warm desserts are so yummy too! Love the crunchy tart, a bit sour apple filling and green apple and chocolate at the side! It was really a good try!


We finished the pie in no time. Walked around the cafe to pass our time and they have so many magazines for you to pick up and read/flip with your order in the cafe. They also have books which you can even buy them home. Not bad huh! And we come to realize that we can start ordering a main since we plan to have just one lunch promotion set. And so we made an order for this:

Egg Benedict with English Muffin with Rosti! I love this! The English Muffin is soft yet is crispy cos I guess they pan-fried it for a moment. And it's quite good of them to have a small rosti! :) YUMMS. And we requested the staff if it's okay for us to make our order for the lunch promotion first and they can serve us later when the time strikes 12. HAHA, the staff was kind enough to say okay and she's kinda friendly and polite (:

And our lunch promotion comes with:

Soup of the day plus 2 pieces of bread. You can order dessert if you prefer it over soup! We ordered soup cos we already tried apple pie.

Seafood Pasta which tastes not bad. I can't really recall the taste so it should be okay, not bad, but not too outstanding. HAHA. It's the more expensive dish and we prefer it over others so yes this is the one. Oh, the set comes with coffee or tea too (:

We sat in the cafe for almost 3 hours before heading somewhere else. This cafe really seems like a peaceful quiet one, with their pretty not bad food and staff and cozy environment. Oh ya, their toilet is super clean also, I feel like it's like in hotel hotel/clean shopping mall toilet. HAHA. I'm not sure whether I'd say the location is not really convenient but come to think of it, it is still okay. We took train to Tiong Bahru and took a bus 123 outside Tiong Bahru Plaza. It was just 6 stops and a few minutes walk, which I think is still acceptable and accessible. It'd be good if you can spare some time wandering around the place too. Probably I think that way cos I've not explore that part of Singapore. HAHA. The Book Cafe, I don't mind visiting it again! :D


Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to Singapore Zoo

Hello Humans,

This is a long overdue entry on our family visit to the Singapore Zoo! This post is mainly with photos that summarizes our trip. Teehee, I'm getting lazy.

Otter which is super cute and a great swimmer!

We kept hearing lot noise/sound and finally discovered it was them who made all the noise. Okay noise sounds a bit bad but they were communicating or singing! HAHA, so cute right? They also made noise to alert each other and seen as choir in rainforest!

Polar bear that slept throughout our visit in Zoo. Why you no wake up?!

Cute right?!

Elephant show! Initially I was thinking hmm, this show like not really nice compared to those we watched in Thailand. But come to thinking about it again, it actually very bad to train animals doing things that they don't usually do, and what's more doing to entertain people coming to see them, and doing it to get so-called rewards (food). HMM.

Some kind soul helped us to take a group photo of the day! :) We reached this place 30 minutes before the show so that we can have a good seats, eat our lunch that we da-baoed and just nice for the show! Again, it's not very nice :X


The one and only real kangaroo we saw, hopping secretly behind us. LOL.

And we were coincidentally wearing 姐妹装

They were waiting for their meal time. And it poured right before their feeding time):

HAHA, they were watermelon when they are new-born, but they grow up wearing "diapers". OOPPP

Thanks sis's bf for taking care of our popo that day! HAHA. 

Lazing around after the pour.

Hee. love this photo!

Ending off with Sun Bear!

The last time I went to zoo before this trip was with my laopos, where bay got tickets to zoo for free cos of blood donation! The girls gave me a little surprise at CCK with a huge card and a cake before we headed off to zoo. My memory of the animals was not really good cos all of them looks kinda sian and lonely. Somehow, I don't really feel so this time round. So when was your last time visiting zoo?