Friday, June 9, 2017

Hot Selling Heme Baby Q Transparent Puff - The New MakeUp Blender


One thing I dont like about using BB cushion is that I find dabbing a used sponge onto the cushion and then onto my skin like quite unhygienic so I have to wash my sponge after every use, and washing and drying can be time consuming and the sponge will take some time to dry. So end up I use my powder foundation more often than bb cushion. I was curious when I saw this cute Heme Baby Q transparent puff and that it can last up to 10 years!!


TA DA!! MY new cute Heme Baby Qtansparent puff fitting nicely in my Laneige bb cushion case. By the way, its a silicone puff which has a cute smiley face imprinted on the surface and its shape designed like a tear drop which can fit all BB cushion cases.


So does it work? 
It does pick up the liquid foundation from the BB cushion when i dab it onto the cushion and it does apply fairly well. Can use its chin to apply on wider surface like my forehead and its tip on hard to reach corner like sides of nose and under the eye areas. Able to spread and dab like a normal sponge but won’t have to waste product as it won’t get absorbed into this silicone puff. I also tried applying compact blusher using this Heme transparent puff, it does not seem to pick up the powder easily. For applying compact blusher, using a brush will be a better option I find.


After using I immediately wash it using a cleansing oil and dry with a piece of tissue paper and it can be thoroughly cleansed and dried within less than 1 min and put in the zip lock bag that comes with it or into the cushion case. How convenient and hygienic it can be.. Really a genius product!! (Compared to my MAC 187 brush, Sigma F80 brush and beauty blender, I like it for its ease of cleansing as it is the easiest to clean and dry after each use)


*Above 2 photos taken from Yuyu SG's page on Qoo10  

If you are buying one of these cuties, do take note that there are fake baby Q transparent puffs. The packaging of the fake Heme baby Q transparent puff seem to be in a darker shade of pink compared to the authentic one sold by Yuyu SG who is the exclusive distributor and reseller of Heme products here in Singapore. 




There is also another newer design – Bac Bac’s Diary Baby Q. Be it smiley face or cute bear bear design,these are cute aren’t? Although each puff is not cheap (around $10), it can last at least a few years and really is more hygienic as we can wash and immediately wipe dry after each use! 
To find out more about these cute silicone puffs or you cant wait to lay your hands on one of these cute yet hygienic puffs, can check out Yuyu SG's page on Qoo10 - they are the exclusive distributor and reseller of Heme products in Singapore, so rest assured that you are buying the authentic product! 

Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie vs Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth’D (Cleanse & Shape)





Since I have tried both products, I thought of sharing my personal thoughts with all of you. 





1)Product Benefits & Ingredients

Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie is a complete supplement drink which helps to give our body system a deep detox and complete cleansing, boost metabolism and also reduce weight. It contains 219 types of vegetables & fruits enzymes and all the 11 vitamins that our body will need.

Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth’D (Cleanse &Shape) is a simple all-in-one drink to help gently cleanse the body of toxics. It contains mainly 6 ingredients namely passion fruit powder, psyllium husk, fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Green Coffee Extract and sucralose.



2)Taste

Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie really has a green apple taste as what was mentioned in the product listing. The taste is certainly unique because it is my first time drinking a smoothie that consists of so many types of fruits and vegetables (Yes, 219 different types all in this drink..SO AMAZING!)

On the other hand, Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth’D (Cleanse & Shape) tastes like a passion fruit syrup drink (a bit artificial though cause real passion fruit tastes sour and not sweet). The drink has a fiber-like texture due to the expansion of 1 of its main ingredients (psyllium husk) in the water.




3) Packaging & Price

Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie contains 210g of product in a tin and cost around $1.20 per serving whereas Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth’D is packaged in a box of 15 sachets (10g each) and cost around $2 per serving. 

Personally I prefer the individual packaging of Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth’D as it is more convenient. The scoop that came with Nano Detox is too long to be put together with the powder during the first week of usage. Maybe a foldable scoop would solve this problem.


4) My Favourite Choice

My favourite out of these 2 products is definitely Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie which is made in Japan. I used to go to toilet once a week, but after taking Nano Detox Smoothie (just one scoop with a cup of water) after my lunch, my constipation problem has greatly improved. I now find myself experiencing very smooth defecation every day.  Plus no diarrhea effect! My digestive system has improved and my stomach is not so bloated as before. It also helps me to sleep better and improve my concentration. I hate popping pills and I am glad that a scoop of Nano Detox can provide me with all the vitamins and dietary fibers that my body needs daily.

As for Kinohimitsu Cleanse & Shape which is made in Malaysia, I think it is not worth it as it consists mainly of psyllium husk which we can buy for less than $10 for one big packet. And I did not notice any significant results after drinking it.







My Daily Health and Beauty Supplements from Nano Japan




If you have been shopping on Qoo10 frequently, you confirm will see Nano Japan Products appearing in the top 100 bestsellers in the beauty and diet category. I have been consuming these products for more than 1 year, coming 2 years so thought of sharing with you all these amazing products which I love so so much. Over the past 1 year+, I have bought from Nano Japan countless times until the staffs are aware of me. No kidding! 



Every morning during breakfast, I will add a scoop of Nano Collagen into my cup of coffee, mix well before drinking it. It goes well with my white coffee, making it taste like vanilla coffee. I tried with orange juice once but did not really like the taste of it. Battling acne has been my main concern for all these years and I am glad that Nano Collagen helps in reducing the occurrence of my awful breakouts. My skin is now clearer and healthier looking except for the few ugly looking sebaceous hyperplasia which even laser treatments failed to get rid of them.




My daily health and beauty supplements also include Nano Royal Jelly and Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie.


Nano Royal Jelly is in soft-gel capsule form. Yes I do not like to pop pills especially such BIG ones (Each capsule measures approximately 2.5cm in length) I actually squeeze out the royal jelly from the capsules and swallow it with water. The most obvious result I notice is my nails are much stronger than before; they do not break easily at edges these days.


And my daily intake of Nano Detox & Cleanse Smoothie before lunch greatly improves my digestive system and provides all the vitamins and dietary fibers that my body needs in a day. All these years, I have very bad constipation problem, but ever since I started drinking Nano Detox daily for the past 1 year+, it helps in my bowel movement allowing me to visit the toilet everyday, without any diarrhea effect. In the past, I only visit the toilet only once a week. If you are having constipation problem like me in the past, I highly recommended you to give Nano Detox a try. Just mix a scoop of Detox powder with room temperature water (and some cold water) and you will have a delicious green apple smoothie. Although it contains 219 vegetables and fruits enzymes, rest assured that there is no raw vegetable taste. 



Some evenings I will also drink Nano Diet & Antioxidant Berry Smoothie after dinner. Similar to Nano Detox, I prefer to drink it on its own (by adding room temperature water follow by cold water for a chilled drink).

It is a cooling and refreshing berry taste drink which is delicious. Due to the konnyaku extract present in the Diet powder, it is advisable to drink the smoothie right after you have dissolved the powder into the water. If you were to drink the smoothie a few minutes after you have mixed it with water, the enzyme powder will absorb the water fully and expand which will make the smoothie very thick and jelly-like in texture. 

Nano Detox works to cleanse our inner system and Nano Diet works to burn the fats, and it is recommended to start Nano Detox for at least 1 to 2 weeks to allow our inner system to be cleansed before incorporating Nano Diet into your daily supplement regime for optimal results. 

I have read and heard success stories how people managed to lose weight by drinking Nano Detox and Nano Diet everyday for a few months. To see better results, Nano Japan even advised customers to replace our lunch with 2 to 3 scoops of Nano Detox smoothie. Of course, those people who managed to lose weight do have strong self discipline as in not to eat junk food, buffets, fast food, high carbo stuffs, desserts which I cannot control. Doing light exercise and drinking lots of water to flush out toxins from our bodies are highly recommended. For me, I drink Nano Detox and Nano Diet more to help me in my constipation problem because they really work!! (not for slimming purpose as I simply love to eat!)

I can also sleep better and do not feel tired that easily ever since I started incorporating Nano Japan products in my daily Health & Beauty Supplements regimen. Highly recommended!

If you are interested to know more about Nano Japan Products, please visit their product listings on Qoo10 to find out more about Nano Collagen, Nano Detox, Nano Diet and Nano Royal Jelly. Do note that the prices of the products fluctuate almost every week, and you may need to pay shipping fee of $3 if you do not meet the minimum spend amount. 

Alternatively, if you prefer to shop on Lazada, Nano Japan products are also available there and it comes with free shipping even if you buy just 1 unit!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Any Successful Treatments for Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

I used to like my skin but not anymore ... In fact now I feel very depressed whenever I look into the mirror. I am suffering from a skin disorder called Sebaceous Hyperplasia which is benign over-growth of normal oil glands (sebaceous glands) of the skin.





















These bumps are skin-colored and have a central opening that looks super obvious since they are not flat but appear like some irritating pimples which I am unable to pop. I have visited the renowned DRx Medical Aesthetic Clinic about 2 or 3 years ago and had gone through 2 sessions of CO2 laser treatment with them (done by the friendly and pretty Dr. Yanni)  but the treatments did not help at all. I spent at least $500-$600 (including products) at DRx yet I cannot see any obvious results :(

Just wondering if anyone of you out there has any recommendation of a good dermatologist or skin clinic in Singapore that can help me get rid of these ugly bumps from my skin. Or perhaps if anyone of you out there can share your success cases of how you get rid of Sebaceous Hyperplasia using your secret home remedies. I would be grateful. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My First Mucota Dyna Argan Oil Hair Treatment Review (DIY)

I have heard many good reviews about Mucota products (Aire series, especially Aire 10) as well as Mucota Dyna Hair Treatment. So today I am going to try out Mucota Dyna Hair Treatment (The Do-IT-Yourself Method).

These are 4 products in Mucota Dyna Series. 


DYNA CCA (yellow pack): Changes the hair texture, gives hair a sleek and glossy finish.
DYNA CAT (blue pack): To relax curly or color-damaged hair, leaves hair soft and natural finish.
DYNA CA (green pack): To maintain the hair straightness and softness in a natural finish.
DYNA AFTER (pink pack): To moisturize the hair and deodorizing effect.




After reading a few reviews and also enquired with the sellers of Mucota Dyna products, I bought this duo (CAT and AFTER) from Dreambook E-store on Qoo10. Got a seller suggested me CCA (yellow pack), but I chose CAT (blue pack) as it seem that most hair stylists used this on their clients.

Directions of use (from Mucota.co.jp website):
However I did not follow exactly the same steps as shown above.
Instead, I started by using Mucota Aire 1 shampoo (without using any conditioner) then towel dry my hair and apply DYNA CAT. I left it on for 30 minutes including application time. Then I rinsed off, blow dry my hair and use my Panasonic Hair Straightener EH-HS95 Hair Straightener at 180 Degree Celsius to seal off the treatment. I applied DYNA AFTER and left it on for 20 minutes including application time. Finally, I rinsed my hair and blow dry.

Have to say it was quite difficult and messy to apply the cream onto my hair as I cannot really see the back of my hair. Sectioning of my hair using the clips was also not easy. Think to do a good job requires one to coat the products evenly onto each strand of hair and must know when to rinse off. I don’t know how to check the softness of my hair (think need to do a pull test) when the first cream (DYNA CAT) was applied. My timing was also inaccurate. By the time I finished applying the product to the second side of my hair, I was worried that I have exceeded the processing time on the first side of hair that explains the time I took at the 2 stages in which the two creams were applied. 

So how are the results??

*Above after pictures were taken after I washed off DYNA AFTER, and blow dry my hair, without further using a hair straightener.

After washing off DYNA CAT and blow drying my hair, I could actually feel that my hair was already soft and smooth. My natural curls seem to straighten as well. The end result was not too bad (not super flat type) considering that I did this Mucota Dyna hair treatment by myself (with no experience and hands that do not coordinate well). Seriously it is not easy to apply the products evenly onto my hair when I cannot see the back. My hair is now quite soft and smooth although some parts may be uneven. If I have done this Mucota Dyna Hair Treatment at a hair salon, the result will be 100x better and certainly more even. 
Mucota Products are worth the hype!! 
I am going to get their conditioner, hair mask and the super popular Aire 10 leave-in conditioner. 

Update 3 February 2017
Just before Chinese New Year, I brought my Mucota Dyna set to a hair salon which offers Mucota Dyna treatment and the hair stylists said for my hair condition I should be using DYNA CCA so that hair wont be so flat after treatment. The hair stylist said DYNA CAT could still be used on my hair, just that he will need to adjust the treatment time. The effect was way better and evenly straightened when a professional did the whole treatment for me. It just took less than 10 minutes for the hair stylist to apply each cream to my hair. For my hair condition, he said the treatment time for DYNA CAT and DYNA AFTER should be 15 minutes and 10 minutes respectively. 

Anyway, I also bought Mucota Aire 10 recently and have been using for a few weeks. After trying it, I know why Aire 10 is one of the most popular hair care products in the Aire range - its works in leaving my hair soft and smooth without the greasy effect. Highly recommended to try Mucota Aire 10 if you have straight hair (If you have permed or wavy hair, then check out Mucota Aire 9) - I am using Aire 10 prior to blow drying my hair (as a heat protector) and it also double up as a leave-in conditioner. I got all my Mucota products from a Japanese company (Dreambook E-store) from Qoo10, and their prices are very reasonable and they provide free shipping if you spend more than S$40. But if you are going to buy just a bottle of Mucota Aire 10, it will cost a total of S$22.90 including S$3 shipping fee. Pretty reasonable right? Delivery takes about 5 to 7 working days as the item(s) will be shipped directly from Japan. 



*P.S. if you are considering to DIY this Mucota Dyna hair treatment, better to ask someone to help you out or ask your hair stylist friend for help. Its really not easy to manage by yourself and the timing to wash the products off also require experience.