Tuesday 8 September 2015

I'm back! A quick reflection after watching Inside Out a Movie by Disney and Pixar

Hi all, 

It's been a long time since I last blogged... I know... and I would like to say sorry and that I am so glad to be back. 

I also know by right this post should be on some new cosmetic or beauty item. But, I wanted to talk about some else for a change since this blog is after all about beauty.

I want to talk about the movie "Inside Out" by Disney and Pixar. To be honest I had no interest in watching the film. No whatsoever and the trailer did pique my interest either. What convinced me was my quirky and sometimes takes life too hard friend's post on facebook.  I did not expect that she would be moved to tears for such a movie and I decided to watch just this Sunday. 

I have to say I loved the movie. It hit a part of me that I think I had forgotten, that said I would really recommend that you give this movie a try if you feel that you have not reached a level of cynicism that you cannot return from. 

That said stay tuned to my next post which will be about a beauty product from "this works"

{SPOILER ALERT - do not read further if you have not watched the movie and don't want it to be spoiled.} 







What this movie evokes was emotions. Do you remember the time when you were a kid and life was so simple? In this movie you only had the base emotions of anger, disgust, fear, sadness and joy.

As the little girl transcended from a child into puberty she had a moment where she lost her "core memory" which were all Joyful  memories and this inherently changed the person she was. 

It made me think, have I lost this joyful core memories? I feel like I have. I worked so hard and such long hours this part one and a half years. That when I decided to resign for reason that I shall not disclose and when I finally thought I was free and had a week of rest. However at this time something disturbed me. I realised that I was lost. I lost me. I didn't know what made me joyful anymore. I forgot what made me passionate. However of us have worked till we have lost what made us unique? Are you even brave enough to admit it? 

There was no such thing as 'it's complicated', where we believed in the impossible and nothing was unachievable, were we believe that there is goodness in the world, imagination. There was no cynicism, where thoughts of "life is not fair - deal with it","there is no such thing as a fair world", "don't expect kindness from another", where "everyone is a liar", and where you must always watch you back. 

There is fear and a hardness to us now that wasn't there. It's most probably because of responsibility, obligation and life's hard knocks. 

Because of the jadedness that have come into my life and stayed there. This movie really hit me hard and made me think... What was I that I dream of? Have I lost sight of myself? Am I the person I want to be? Did I kill a part of myself chasing a ghost or illusion? 

All of life's lessons. The death of someone you love, being cheated on by a friend, lover or even family, being betrayed, being left behind, all these memories and experiences shape us. How much baggage do we carry around from this memories? Are they affecting us and how we carry on in our lives? Hell yes! 

We/I should take a page from the movie and put this memories in long term memories but not in the subconsciousness. We should not even put these memories in the "memory dump". We learn from our experiences we should not let this memories turn us bitter and jaded but joy. For we got up and dusted ourselves off and moved on with our life. We just need to not let it fester. 

Monday 2 December 2013

PC visit to the hospital again!

Dear readers,

My computer has died once again... As such my videos and post will be delayed. I will post updates as I get new information on how the repairs are coming along.

I'm so sorry but it occurred quite suddenly and without warning. I hope you will continue to support me and be patient with me and my computer. I have several videos recoded and was in the process of editing  for this weeks post.

I have my fingers crossed that nothing too bad has occurred and I don't lose any data.

Xoxo even when it difficult! 

Saturday 23 November 2013

Bio-essence Royal Jelly and ATP Series, Hot or Not? Review and Giveaway! [GIVEAWAY, REVIEW, VIDEO]

Olla everyone! 

The Christmas season is coming and as I've written in my last post I'm going to have a giveaway for the Nourishing Deep Cleanser and a small depoted pot of the Face Lifting Cream! 

Yay!!!! More details and rules of the giveaway will be posted below! 

Now my pretties on to the review...
The Bio-essense Royal Jelly and ATP (Adenosine Triphoshate) Series
  • Deep Cleansing Milk
  • Deep Exfoliating Gel
  • Nourishing Deep Cleanser (Dry to Normal Skin)
  • Nourishing Foamy Cleanser (Oily to Normal Skin)
  • Radiant Youth Essence (a type of serum)
  • Face Lifting Cream (moisturiser)

For more information on these products check out my previous post 

In a nutshell: 

This series contains Royal Jelly and ATP. While I'm not really that well versed in how ATP truly works when applied topically or convinced that it actually benefits the skin when used topically (this means its not ingested a.k.a eaten, just applied on the skin/surface). I am a great believer that honey in all its form works on both the hair and skin.

However I do advise caution! Some people maybe allergic to honey even if its only applied topically as opposed to consuming it.

Royal Jelly's benefit for me in this series of products acted highly as a anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. 

What is anti-inflammatory?
It's a property of a substance in this case Royal Jelly that reduces inflammation. This means it helps reduce the redness on the face, and helps calm down angry spots such as sunburn, broken pimple, irritated skin etc. 

What is anti-oxidant?
It's a property of a substance that is effective in combating free radicals and reducing it. Most of the effect of anti-oxidant is not seen immediately but over time. 

Most (but not all) anti-oxidants provides UVA/UVB protection, stimulate the production of collagen, alleviate inflammation, protect against free radical damage and neutralize reactive oxygen species. 

To me it means it help combats ageing (lines, crow's feet, hyperpigmentation, etc) = anti-ageing

The next question you are going to ask me is what are free radicals
Well the human skin (us) is contantly exposed to either air, environmental pollutants, solar radiation and other mechanical and chemical agents. All of which are capable inducing the generation of free radicals in us. Our outer skin can also be damaged by other factors such as physical and psychological stress, alcohol intake, poor nutrition, overeating, pollution, UV rays and the list goes on.

Deep Cleansing Milk

Pros: Love it! It takes off light to medium make up like a dream. May require a second application for thick/heavy make up. It even removes mascara and eyeliner. Good to use with any skin type.

Cons: Cannot remove eyeliner that is applied on the roots of the eyelash, that might require a targeted eye make-up remover. I even tried it by applying some product on a cotton bud. The eyeliner did not work unless I rubbed and that is a big no-no!

Deep Exfoliating Gel

Pros: My one true love! It works like magic and removes the dead skin from your face without pulling and scratching your skin as some grainy exfoliators tend to do. Good to use with any skin type.

Cons: None!
Nourishing Foamy Cleanser (oily to normal skin)

Pros: Face feels squeaky clean but hydrated after wash without the skin feeling tight as if its pulling. Good for oily to normal skin but I wound not use this without the Deep Cleansing Gel at each use. 

Cons: Only feels squeaky clean if its used with the Deep Cleansing Gel. I've tried this product twice with out the Deep Cleansing Gel and the skin felt as if there was a film on your face. I really hated that. 
Deep Nourishing Toner

Pros: Hot! This toner does not contain alcohol which is a big plus for me! Its hydrates without stripping. It also does not feel as if you're leaving a film of product on your face. Best used with cotton. But can also be used with bare hands patted on or poured into a spritzer bottle and sprayed on. No funky odour. Suitable for all skin types. 

Cons: None

Radiant Youth Essence

Pros: It truly hydrates the skin. Takes a good week to see results for me. Skin became more radiant and less dull. This product has an oily feeling when you first apply it. Takes about a minute for your skin to fully absorb the product. Once absorbed you no longer have an oily feeling on your skin but instead the skin feels plump!

Its suitable for all skin types dry, oily, sensitive, acne, etc. I've tested it out on all types of skin. But I would recommend different use for each type.

dry: one full pump day and night
acne/oily/oily with acne: half pump night only
dry with acne: half pump day and night

Cons: Face becomes shiny on oily to normal skin after an hour of use. The face becomes shiny even if you remain in an air conditioned room. I don't recommend oily to normal skin users to use it during the day. 
Face Lifting Cream

Pros: Super Sizzling Hot! Just a penny or RM 0.05 cent coin size will do the trick for the whole face. Use a little on the top of your face and the majority on your cheeks and under-chin area. You can see a slight deference with just a single use. At the Bio-essence event I was told that the biggest difference in Malaysia/Singapore for a single use is about 14 degree angle. 

Not so for me. I just had a 2 degree minimization with a single use. Yup.. you got it, its just a slight difference. You can see a shadow of a contour on the cheeks and my chin is not so rounded. 

no makeup on my face (just eyes)

But with religious use day and night for 14 days.... hehehe
my V-Shape face

I have my chin back! and my cheeks are slimmer. 

When you smooth the cream on your face there is a slight burning sensation and I'm glad to report that even with my sensitive skin  that my skin did not itch or turn red. But the burning sensation is present each time I use it (even after 14 days).But its not as bad as having mint on your face. 

Caution: because there is a burning sensation, please do not use it near your eye area, near for nostrils (lubang hidung) and too close to your lips. It really irritates those areas where the skin is thinner and more delicate. 

Suitable for all skin but especially so for dry skin. 

Cons: When you use this product and notice that it does work please do NOT be tempted to use MORE product on your face hoping that it will give you a more dramatic or bigger result. 

What you will give yourself when do you that is not a slimmer face but breakouts! 

Excessive use causes breakout/pimple/acne


Open to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunie and Indonesia readers only.

Giveaway closes midnight 30 November 2013
Winner announced 2 December 2013

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All right my dear readers. That is all for this review and review stay tuned. My next post will be a make up tutorial inspired by a movie coming out this week in Malaysia!  

Friday 15 November 2013

Bio-essence Royal Jelly and ATP Series / Range with Wonderbox at Ben's BSC [EVENT, HOW TO, VIDEO]

Hi everyone! 

I was lucky to have been invited to a Bio Essence Event on their latest launch the "ATP and Royal Jelly Series" organised by Wonderbox and Bio-essence! Wooot!

I know I have not written of this brand before. I don't know why, truly except maybe that I've used it some time back and its such a daily item that I forgot. To tell you the truth I actually used the product when it was first launched in Malaysia! Way back when I just hit 21 (*wink*)

Now on to the main event first the Bio Essence ATP and Royal Jelly Series! It was hosted at Ben's in BSC a.k.a. Bangsar Shopping Centre

The bloggers, the product, the food! 

Cake cutting for the new ATP and Royal Jelly launch! 
and boy was the cake yummy!

The representatives from Bio-essence! 

Now what is in the line? 

The Bio-essense Royal Jelly and ATP (Adenosine Triphoshate) Series

  • Deep Cleansing Milk
  • Deep Exfoliating Gel
  • Nourishing Deep Cleanser (Dry to Normal Skin)
  • Nourishing Foamy Cleanser (Oily to Normal Skin)
  • Deep Nourishing Toner
  • Radiant Youth Essence (a type of serum)
  • Face Lifting Cream (moisturiser)

What makes this series different from the others? 
This new formula contains Royal Jelly which is an anti inflammatory and anti oxidant by nature and ATP. The previous series only contained ATP

What the series claims... 

Bio-essence has innovatively blended Bio Energy Fluid, Bio Mineral Amino Acid Essence, Royal Jelly, ATP and precious herbal extracts like Ginseng, Aloe Vera and Angelica to enhance cell energy and skin metabolism. The Shape V Face Series provide minerals, trace minerals and herbal nutrients to lift and firm sagging skin to restore a V-shaped facial contour.

Enriched with Royal Jelly & ATP, the Shape V Face Series has double the effects to supply and communicate energy to skin cells like a continuous current, improving micro-circulation effectively to renew and repair skin. It helps to restore the skin’s suppleness, radiance and firmness to achieve a youthful V-shaped facial contour.

ATP helps to supply and communicate energy to skin cells like a continuous current, improving micro-circulation effectively to renew and repair skin.

Royal Jelly contains proteins and 17 types of amino acids (amino acids are sources of protein and protein is the growth factor of skin cells), vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12), abundant minerals and trace amount of carbohydrates and fats

Now... what each product really is...and what it can do for you

Deep Cleansing Milk with Royal Jelly and ATP
Thoroughly Removes Makeup & Nourishes Skin Simultaneously
Product Efficacies:
·         Gentle formula, safe for use on eyes, face and neck area   
·         Effectively and thoroughly removes all traces of makeup and
impurities, without stripping skin of its natural moisture
·         Deeply nourishes skin while cleansing, leaving skin soft and smooth          

Directions of use:
Apply to your fingertips and gently massage in circular motion, then rinse off thoroughly with water.
RCP : RM36.90 , 200ml 

Deep Exfoliating Gel with Royal Jelly and ATP
Zero Dead Skin in 1 Step Royal Jelly Creates Feminine Charm
Product Efficacies:

·         Gently & painlessly exfoliates out blackheads and white heads
·         Exfoliates away deep layer of dead skin for better absorption of
subsequent skincare products
·         Brightens dull skin, makes dry and rough skin softer and smoother
·         Regulates and balances oil secretion
·         Helps prevent pimples
·         Helps lighten scars and pimple marks
·         Improves skin texture for a refine and fair complexion
·         Makeup glides on easily, lasts longer and looks more natural 

Directions of use:
Ensure face and hands are dry. Apply an adequate amount on face and rub in circular motion until small flakes of dead skin and dirt appear. Rinse off with water and follow by a cleanser.
RCP : RM75.90, 60g

Nourishing Foamy Cleanser with Royal Jelly and ATP
Nourishing While Gentle Cleansing With Ample Foams
Product Efficacies:
·        Rich lasting foam effectively removes impurities and dirt in pores and
thoroughly cleanses skin
·         Nourishes and smoothens skin with minerals and herbal nutrients
while cleansing
·         No tight feeling after wash, skin becomes softer and finer

Directions of use:
Lather a sufficient amount onto your palm and gently massage on moist skin. Rinse off thoroughly. Suitable for all skin types.
RCP : RM 26.90, 100g

Deep Nourishing Toner with Royal Jelly and ATP
Nourishes, Refines and Cleans Pores Facilitates Absorption of Skincare Products
Product Efficacies:
·         Fast absorption into skin to deeply hydrate and soften skin
·         Facilitates rapid and complete absorption of subsequent skincare
·         Clears and refines pores
·         Provides skin with ample nourishments and moisture to restore
skin’s radiance and suppleness

Directions of use:
After cleansing, pour a sufficient amount of the toner and gently wipe over the face.  Suitable for all skin types.
RCP : RM 42.90 , 100ml 

Deep Nourishing Toner with Royal Jelly & ATP
Nourishes, Refines & Cleans Pores Facilitates Absorption of Skincare Products
Product Efficacies:
·         Fast absorption into skin to deeply hydrate and soften skin
·         Facilitates rapid and complete absorption of subsequent skincare
·         Clears and refines pores
·         Provides skin with ample nourishments and moisture to restore
skin’s radiance and suppleness

Directions of use:
After cleansing, pour a sufficient amount of the toner and gently wipe over the face. Suitable for all skin types.

RCP : RM 42.90 , 100ml 

Radiant Youth Essence with Royal Jelly and ATP
Tender and Radiant Skin Royal Jelly Creates Feminine Charm
Contains 95% Green Tea extract which provides superior anti-oxidant property to protect skin against signs of ageing, it intensively nourishes skin and locks in moisture, keeping skin smooth and supple.
Product Efficacies:

·         Rapidly absorbed into skin to intensively moisturizes and
nourishes skin to make skin soft and smooth            
·         Hydrates skin and locks in moisture to prevent dryness and
keep skin supple and hydrated
·         Rich in anti-oxidant property to protect skin against harmful free
·         Reduces signs of skin aging
·         Ideal to be applied in cold weather where the air is very dry 

Directions of use:
Apply twice daily. Massage gently in circular motion. It can also be applied to hands and legs for a fairer and more radiant skin. Note: Upon application, this product appears oily, but within a minute, it will penetrate and gets absorbed by the skin, without leaving any oily feeling.
RCP : RM 95.90, 40ml

Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly and ATP
Shape V Face Look Younger Royal Jelly Creates Feminine Charm
8 Marvelous Benefits
1. Lifts facial contours
2. Firms sagging skin
3. Reduces double skin
4. Contracts pores & refines skin
5. Reduces appearance of ageing line
6. Deeply nourishes & moisturizes skin
7. Reduces visible fine lines & wrinkles
8. Shapes V face, enhancing feminine charm

Directions of use
After cleansing & toning, apply to your fingertips and gently massage in upward lifting motion. This replaces your daily moisturizer. To achieve a firm V shaped face for a youthful and look, it is recommended to use together with the 3 Treasures of the V Face Series (Deep Exfoliating Gel, Radiant Youth Essence & Face Lifting Cream).

RCP : RM115.90, 40g

There will be a video that I will post up at the end of the post showing how I use the product! Stay tuned! ^_^

And I'm thankful and happy to announce that the very generous Bio-essence team provided me with a FULL SIZED set of the series to try! Because I have oily to normal skin type I will not be using the "Nourishing Foamy Cleanser" and will be having a GIVEAWAY with the review on the next post! Also if you want to try out the Face Lifting Cream, I will be happy to give the winner of the giveaway a small pot of the cream (I have already deported a small amount enough for 1-2 use prior to using the cream >_< so don't worry about hygene... PS: You can see the difference (some will see a small difference and some others a big one) after just one use) to try if he/she wants it. 

At the event four girls got to try and experience the whole line. I was one of those who were lucky enough to try it out! I will have a video at the end of this post to demo how to use the products! I did the video that very next day so that I won't forget to show you guys how. 

After trying out the whole series and using the "face lifting cream" the slimming effect on my fellow blogger Christine Big difference after just one use right? 

I was so impressed I volunteered and (gave my puppy dog eyes) to get the chance too!  

This was after one use on the day of the event.
1 x use 
  1. there is slightly sharper angles at the cheek bone (its not so rounded out) 
  2. double chin slightly less puffy and rounded ("pau" like) You can actually see the line
  3. doesn't do much for redness as you can see the red and 'angry' pimple spots are still red on the cheek area.

2 Weeks of diligent use of all the products. 

They say a picture speaks a thousand words....
So.. I'll let the pictures tell the story of how effective the product is with diligent use. 
I have a chin and cheek bones!

The recommended sequence to use the products:

My review up on the next post soon, the will also be a giveaway! Stay tuned or follow me on bloglovin! 

I hope you loved my coverage on the event and info on the products! 

Comment below and let me know what you think, Thanks!


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