31 March 2011

Skin Healthy Moisturizing and Repairing Hand Mask

My sister gave me a box of Skin Healthy consisting 6 pieces of Skin Healthy Moisturizing and Repairing Hand Mask 40g, comes with a free tube of Skin Healthy Hand Exfoliating Gel 60g.

My Hubby's Hands


The hand mask can effectively moisturize your skin, reduce cracks and fine lines.  Best to nourish hands regularly, especially in the dry season.

My Experience

This pair of white paper mask has a very nice strong perfume smell and the essence on it is very sticky and oily.

It is inconvenient to wear this pair of gloves during my waking hours.  I cannot possibly sit or lay around in broad daylight wearing gloves and doing nothing.  So I use it only at night during bed time. 

I do not want to waste the thick essence on the mask.  In bed, wearing the gloves, I rub all over my legs, arms, underarms and massage my feet, toes, hands, fingers and nails wanting my dry skin to benefit from the mask.  After, I feel them in an oily sticky coating.  I will never let my feet touch or walk on the floor, it will leave oily patches. 

By next morning, it is fully absorbed.  My skin is not sticky and oily anymore.  Or maybe it is my bed sheet and blanket that has absorbed the essence from my skin. 

My hands that are wearing the mask, throughout the night are unable to fully absorb the essence.  Till morning, the mask is still wet.  I remove it, massage the essence to absorb into my hands and then wear it again.  Remove, massage and wear, over and over again. 

The gloves are too big for my hands, sometimes when I am in deep sleep, I do not even know that they came off my hands.

This is an effective mask to treat my dry wrinkled hands.  When I use it daily or on alternate days, I see my skin getting softer, smoother and more hydrated.  When I stop using it, after some time, my skin becomes dry and crumpled again.

Skin Healthy Hand Exfoilating Gel


Natural round walnut exfoliating particles can mildly remove dead skin, relieve hand pressure and promote skin to breathe smoothly.

Features :

Natural round walnut exfoliating particles that can mildly peel off aged skin, relieve hand pressure and promote skin to breath smoothly, enhance hand to absorb nutrition from hand cream or mask, contain water soluble ossein nourishing essence, replenish water and make hand skin soft, tender and firm.

Usage :

After skin cleaning, evenly extend proper amount onto hands or desired part, gently massage for about 1 minute and then rinse off with clear water.  It has better effect to use together with Skinhealthy Moisturizing & Repairing Hand Mask.

My Experience

This gel has a very lovely pink color and mild perfume scent. 

It comes with an inconvenient screw cap.

I use it once a week during shower.  The exfoliating particles are very small so I feel very comfortable when scrubbing.   No matter how hard I scrub, the particles will not hurt my skin.

Squeeze out gel onto palm, add a little water, rub palms together to dilute the gel, apply onto hands and feet.  Scrub and massage thoroughly on my hands, fingers, feet, toes and nails.    Rinse with water and bathe as usual.

After, my hands is soft and smooth.  No more dry wrinkled skin. 

The skin on the upper part of my feet feels soft and smooth, but the bottom part is still rough.

When I use it daily, my skin becomes very soft and smooth.  But when I stop, the dry wrinkled skin on my hands reappears.  Guess in order to achieve soft and smooth skin, I have to use it everyday. 

I normally will forget or feel lazy to use.  Guess I can never have beautiful soft and smooth hands. 

Utena Simple Balance Moist Gel R


A collagen renriched Toner + Serum + Cream to provide intensive moisturizing effect for drier skins.

Replenishing moisture and oil balance.  Halifax Puruttoshita keep shiny skin.  Collagen, hyaluronic acid, ceramide formulations.  Fragrance-free mineral oil, weak acid unpigmented.

Suitable for skin with fine lines, loss of elasticity and firmness.

Ingredients : Water, glycerin, ethanol, BG, hydrogenated polydecene, diglycerol, soluble collagen, hyaluronic acid Na, 2 ceramide, sorbitol, stearic acid, polyglyceryl-10, glyceryl stearate, PPG-4 Setesu -20, hydroxide Na, palmitic ethylhexyl, behenyl alcohol, dimethicone, polyvinyl alcohol, hex (hydroxystearic acid / stearic acid / rosin acid) Jipentaerisurichiru, carbomer (Akuriruretsu / acrylic acid alkyl (C10-30)) Crosspolymer, EDTA-2Na, Methylparaben.

My Experience

This soft cream is very white, shiny and bouncy.  When I shake the tub, it bounces.  When I dig out a portion and throw it back into the tub, it bounces.  When I use my finger to hit on the cream inside the tub, it shakes and bounces.  Really looks like jelly and pudding.  

I apply this cream at night only.  Dig a little and apply onto my face, eyes and neck.  After many circular rubs and pats, it absorbs into my skin, leaving it sticky and oily.  My face has a luminous shiny coating.

I have the very uncomfortable feeling of my face being wrapped in a layer of lubricant.  In order to feel less sticky and oily, I apply a thin layer.

For the first week, my nose shines the next morning.  After a week, my whole face has the oily shine.  Breakouts and lumps appear. 

After cleansing the oil away, my face is smooth and glowing.  My cheeks feel firmer.  The skin around and lines at the corner of my eyes are smoother. 

I cannot use this rich cream every night.  To prevent my whole face from being oily and having breakouts, I use it on alternate days or 2 to 3 times a week.  When I apply it on alternate days, it is only my nose and forehead that shines.    

At times, when I am tired, lazy or in a rush to catch a drama, apply this all-in-one cream is enough.          

It works well on my hubby’s oily face.  After a few applications, his face is bright and glowing.  But it does not remove the deep lines on his forehead.


Blue - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Series

Utena Moisturizing Lotion UV - 220ml
Utena Moisturizing Gel - 100g

Pink - Collagen Anti-Aging  Series

Utena Moisturizing Lotion R - 220ml
Utena Moisturizing Gel R - 100g

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo with Tsubaki Oil EX

It comes with a Tsubaki Shining Conditioner with Tsubaki Oil EX 220ml in a clear zipper bag.


Enriched with Tsubaki Oil EX to strengthen and repair hair follicles, hair immediately feels softer and more lustrous after just a single wash.  Continued use diminishes unsightly frizzes, leaving hair sleek and smooth.  Lovely floral scent revives the senses, while the rich and generous lather makes for a more enjoyable bath time experience.  Enhance elasticity, repair hair with shines and smoothness.

Features  :

Infuse body, sheen, and moisture into fine, dry, or even thick hair.

The red camellia flower is celebrated throughout Japan for its beauty and its extremely high quality oils, rich in oleic and linoleic acid, which are readily absorbed by skin and hair.

You will feel the improvement in texture and softness after one use.

For best results :

A single pump's worth on wet hair should be enough lather for most.  Squeeze shampoo and spread on palms by rubbing hands together, and then work into wet hair thoroughly.  Massage well and rinse with warm (not hot) water.  Follow with Tsubaki Conditioner and use the Treatment Pack once or twice a month.

Ingredients : This product contains preservatives: water, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium taurine cocoyl, methyltaurate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, cocamidopropyl, betaine, glycol distearate, dipropylene glycol, cocamidemea, sorbitol, sodium chloride, hydroexyethyl, urea, polyquaternium-7, camellia japonica seed oil, polyquaternium-6 1, dimethicone, citric acid, ceratonia siliqua hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, bis-isobutyl PEG-14/amodimethicone copolymer, disodium edta, sodium methyl lauroyl taurate, potassium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, butylene glycol, PCA ethyl cocoyl, arginate, phenoxethanol, sodium benzoate, fragrance, yellow 5, CI 15985.

My Experience

The shampoo bottle comes in dark red color and the conditioner comes in orangey red color. 

This white color shampoo has a very sweet floral scent, very soothing to my nose.  It is kind of diluted but lathers well.  2 pumps are enough for my long hair. 

Wet hair, apply shampoo on top of my head.  Add water to the shampoo to lather.  It lathers up easily with rich bubbles.  Massage thoroughly from scalp to hair ends for 1 to 2 minutes, then rinse off with water. 

Apply conditioner, spread evenly throughout hair, massage from scalp to hair ends and let it stay on for a few minutes, then rinse off with water. 

For a better result, it is best to use this shampoo with Tsubaki Shining Conditioner with Tsubaki Oil. 

After drying, my hair looks and feels so soft, smooth and shining.  They work great on my Shiseido cream rebonded straight hair.

This shampoo and conditioner will not make frizzy and natural curly hair to become soft, smooth, shining and flat like rebonded hair.   The hair will still be frizzy, curly and rough like “wire”.    

Therefore, the best way for frizzy, natural curly, coarse and thick hair to become soft, smooth, shining and flat is to do a Shiseido cream hair rebonding.  And use this shampoo and conditioner to maintain it.     

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser


Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser provides effective cleansing for oily, combination or acne-prone skin.  Its gentle foaming action removes oil, dirt, skin debris and makeup without leaving your skin dry and, importantly, without the tightness that results from soap-based cleansers.  That is because it is formulated to remove oil without affecting the skin barrier.  ( Skin acts as a barrier, keeping moisture in so it is important that a cleanser works without compromising the skin barrier ).  Cetaphil Oily Cleanser does not clog pores and can be used in conjunction with acne medication.

Higher than normal levels of sebum production is the reason why skin appears oily.  Used twice daily for two weeks on people with moderately oily skin.  Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser reduced sebum levels by up to 60% without over drying the skin.

Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

Ingredients : Aqua (purified water/eau purifiée), PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate (and) PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer, glycerin, sodium laureth sulfate, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, parfum (masking fragrance/fragrance masquante), panthenol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA, methylparaben.

My Experience

I received this sample in the mail.

This transparent cleanser has a strong medicine smell and lathers to tiny bubbles.  Its smooth texture reminds me of Hada Labo’s Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion. 

Pour cleanser onto palm, add a little water, rub both palms together to lather and apply onto face.  Rub in circular motion on my face, eyes and neck.  Then rinse off with water.

After washing, my face does not feel tight and dry.  I do not have the comfortable clean and refresh feeling, instead I feel it is coated in a layer of emollient oil .  Shortly after, my face is oily again. 

It does not thoroughly remove make up, need to use cleansing milk.  Even when I am without make up, I do not feel it will wash away the dust and dirt from my face. 

Since I do not feel my skin is clean after washing, I use it only in the morning when I wake up from bed.  The air inside my home is definitely cleaner than the outside.

This is a cleanser to temporary washes away the oily shine on my face.  I see no improvement on my skin.  My face is still oily with frequent pimples and blemishes. 

My hubby’s face feels itchy when he uses this cleanser.  

25 March 2011

Tsubaki Head Spa Shampoo with Essential Oil


It comes with a Head Spa Massage Spa Mask with Essential Oil 70g in a clear zipper bag.


Bringing the benefits of a hair spa in the comfort and privacy of your own home, Tsubaki Head Spa Shampoo lavishes hair with a nourishing blend of essential oils to restore your hairs shine and luster.  Creamy shampoo transforms to a full lather, sweeping away dirt and impurities from scalp and hair strands for a thorough clean without disrupting hairs natural moisture content.  Leaving your soft and shine with healthy glow.  Best used with Tsubaki Head Spa Conditioner.

This shampoo, also known as Gold Tsubaki", containing a high purity of tsubaki (camilia) oil & many other new natural ingredients, is specially designed advanced scalp care which is a key to healthy & beautiful hair growth.

Made especially for hair that needs a deeper clean, Shiseido's new Head Spa line is an everyday solution to restore your scalp's condition with its ultra cleansing power.

Tsubaki's signature purified Camellia helps remove all dirt, sebum and residual hair products from your scalp.

Reduces your scalp sebum secretion, leaving you fresher longer.

The Tsubaki, or Camellia flower, is packed with oleic acids that are extremely compatible with human skin.

How to Use :

Apply a proper amount to dampened hair.  Gently massage into rich lather.  Rinse off thoroughly.  Follow with TSUBAKI Head Spa conditioner with essential oil for optimal results.  Use treatment once a month (more if desired), shampoo and conditioner recommended for daily usage.  Style as usual.

Ingredients : Water, sodium laureth sulfate, glycol distearate, dipropylene glycol (DPG), sodium taurine cocoyl methyltaurate, cocamide mea, sodium cocoamphoacetate, cocamidopropylbetaine, sodium chloride, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, propyltrimoniumchlorideacreylamie/dimethylacrylamide copolymer, menthol, hydroexyethyl urea, camellia raticulata seed oil, sage oil, ginger root extract, camelia japonica flower extract, sorbitol, citric acid, EDTA-2Na, PPG-70, glycerylether, alcohol, butylene glycol (BG), phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, fragrance, CI 17200 CI 19140, CI 61570.

My Experience

This shampoo has a very beautiful gold colour.  It has a very soothing perfume or maybe aroma scent.

I wash my hair frequently with this shampoo, but only use it once a week with Tsubaki Head Spa Massage Spa Mask with Essential Oil.

2 pumps are enough for my long hair.  Wet hair, apply shampoo to the top of my head and add water to lather to rich bubbles.   Massage scalp and hair for 1 to 2 minutes.  Then, rinse off with water.

After shampoo and conditioner, when my hair dries, my frizzy and natural curly hair feels soft, smooth, shining, tame and flat. 

When I use it with Tsubaki Head Spa Massage Spa Mask with Essential Oil, I will get an even tamer and flatter hair.

RoC Purif-AC Purifying Cleanser


The soft cleansing base of this purifying cleansing gel has a real effect on blemishes, spots, blackheads, clogged pores and redness.  This is all due to a new innovating RoC technology which combines salicylic acid and sebo-balancing actives. 

It helps to :

Softly eliminate dead cells and deeply remove impurities from pores.

Reduce sebum secretion to progressively balance the skin.

Deep cleanse the skin without drying, allow daily usage. 

This results in the skin looking clean and purified.  Blemishes are reduced and the skin is visibly healthier. 

It is also formulated to minimise the risk of allergies and is non comedogenic.

My Experience

This transparent gel cleanser feels like serum, has a strong perfume smell and lathers a little. 

Squeeze out a little cleanser onto palm, add water, rub both palms together to lather and apply onto face, eyes and neck.  Rub in circular motion.  Then rinse off with water.

After washing, my skin does not feel tight and dry.  My face is clear and smooth.  It keeps my oil under control for quite a long time.  However, a 5ml sample tube is too little to give good result, there is no improvement on my blemishes.

This sample is given to me by a RoC’s china promoter.  She told me this is an effective product and she is a living example. 

After she came to Singapore, due to our weather, tons of acnes popped out all over her face.  After using RoC Purif-AC Purifying Cleanser and RoC Purif-AC Blemish Correcting Emulsion, her acnes are all gone.  Well, she does not have any acne on her face.  What is left is her many acne marks, can see obviously beneath her face powder.

Guess when these two products are used together, will give good result.  From what I see, they do eliminate acnes and make her skin oil free.  However, they do not remove acne marks.  Definitely have to use a whitening or scar eraser product to remove the marks.

RoC Purif-AC Purifying Cleanser
RoC Purif-AC Blemish Correcting Emulsion





17 March 2011

15 March 2011

Julie's Wheat Crackers

Julie’s Wheat Crackers is my hubby’s favorite snack.   He usually eats it with coffee for breakfast.   And at any time when he is hungry.

I do not like it.   It is not sweet, wheat taste and very dry.   I will only eat it when I am extremely hungry and find nothing else in the house to eat.   And it must be with Praise Margarine spread on it.

Each packet contains 10 small packets in a plastic holder.   My usual purchase is always 10 small packets inside.

But, on my purchase on 27 February 2011 at Giant IMM, when I came home to open it, I am upset to see that it contains only 9 packets.   It is missing 1 packet.

When I wrote a feedback to Li An Foodstruff and Giant via internet, I received no response.

It is obvious that they have very poor customer service and are dishonest with their products.  They made me feel they are very unsincere to their customers.

I really hate to be cheated by the unsincere and dishonest people .  I have not purchased Julie's brand ever since.  My family and friends are not supporting this brand anymore. 

Instead of ignoring my email, they could have apologized.  At the very least, they should show some sincerity to their loyal customer.  We have been supporting this brand ever since it launched several years ago and this is what we get in return.  What a disappointment.

In case anyone buys Julie’s Wheat Crackers, be sure to check its content.  Can faintly see through the plastic wrapper, look out for the Wheat word on the inside small packets to count.  

Or use both hands to press on the top longer sides side of the plastic wrapper to ensure there is no gap in between the holder and the biscuits inside.  The plastic holder must be fully occupied with its content of 10 small packets.

13 March 2011

Salon's Calico Cat

This Calico Cat is so huge, with her bloated tummy.  I think she needs to go on diet.


11 March 2011

Daiso Blackhead Remover Facial Cleansing Pad Silicon Brush



It fits the form of the nose.

Facial Cleansing Pad is a beauty pad for facial care.

Soft silicone material made.

Cleaning out of dirt and cuticle effectively on face.

Improving the blood circulation of your face by brushing lightly and gently.

This great Blackhead Remover Brush help to remove stain or oil spots on your face with daily use.

Help to keep your face smoother and tender.

How to use :

Moist your face with water, then apply any facial cleanser on your face and use the pad gently clean your face and the nose area. 

Front view - Brush on this surface

Back view - Hold this way

My Experience

I saw this pad at Daiso sometime ago, and hesitated if I should buy it. The display states this is Japan’s no. 1 product. Finally, I bought it. It comes in blue, pink and white colour.

I do not really know how to use it so I use it my way. As usual, I rub on my cleansing cream all over face, eyes and neck, and use it to scrub all over, then rinse off. Next I apply my foaming cleanser, also to my face, eyes and neck, and use this to scrub all over. Scrub for a while – circular motions, in strokes, up and down, then rinse off. After, I see my face very bright, smooth and clean. 

This silicon brush feels like soft rubber or jelly. It is very soft, does not hurt my face when I scrub. 

But it is rather uncomfortable and difficult to grip this soft brush with two fingers through the small hole. When my hand is soapy, it is slippery to hold on to it, it slips off my fingers. I prefer to hold it this way -


Note -
This facial cleansing pad is cleansing the wastes, sebum, cuticle in the skin pores as well as feeling the massage effects.  Building better skin.  Gently removes dirt and dust from your pores.  Say goodbye to enlarged pores and blackheads.  This simple and convenient process enables you to become more beautiful without needing any specialised skills.

Daiso is not the brand that Teacher Kevin recommended, but this is a similar product. 

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