Wednesday, 29 March 2017

[Beauty] Innisfree Super Volcanic Mask vs Mousse Mask


On last 2 years ago, I have been exposure about the Korea product from Innisfree brands. The Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask is among of the best seller product. A 6-in-1 pore treatment clay mask containing super volcanic cluster to effectively absorb sebum and cleanse pores. 

6-in-1 Pore care mean is shrinks pores, controls sebum, exfoliates, deeply cleanses, brightens tone, & cools. It's strong removal of sebum. Thanks to the super volcanic capsules. As the capsule bursts, the mask exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. The AHA ingredient chemically exfoliates and smoothes out skin. The strong absorption of sebum and cooling effect of the clay refreshes the skin and contracts pores.

Normally, I use this mask in 2 times a week so I can keep my skin look clean and healthy. After cleansing, I gently apply a toner on my face to even out my skin texture. Then, I apply the mask over my entire face but I avoiding my eyes and lip areas. I wait until the mask dry before I rinse off the mask with lukewarm water. I also using the mask to scrub my face for removing the dead skins.  

Actually, the Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask is same with the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask for me. The Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask is a mask with Micro Clay Mousse containing Super Volcanic Clusters, which is effective at absorbing sebum and fine dust stick between small pores and wrinkles. 

The different between the Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask and the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask is textures of this mask. The Innisfree Super Volcanic Mask textures are like clay. So it takes time to apply this clay on the face, especially to apply over the face. I have to make sure my entire face is cover with the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask. Rather than the Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask. The Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask is easier to apply over the face and it saves time too. For me, I like the Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask. But I still use both of these products until today for my skincare routines. 

Then after I wash my face from the Innisfree Super Volcanic Mousse Mask or the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask, I will apply again the toner and then the Innisfree Kiwi Mask Sheet for make my face bright and moistures.  

Thursday, 23 March 2017

[Inspiration] 13 Travel Essentials to Ho Chi Minh Trip in March 2017?


A trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, again? Yes! I will travel to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam again with my family. I'm excited to fight again with my mom. It's the first time my mom went to travel after my dad was pass-away on early September 2016 ago. I hope this trip will help my mom feeling happiness like before. Our mission is still same with our last trip, which is shopping. The different on these times is out of my 3 family members not yet travel to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and this is their first time. So I will be their tour leader and also tour guide along this trip.

This trip is 4 days and 3 nights around Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The weather at Ho Chi Minh is same like Malaysia so I don't need to pack any extra jacket. I just need comfort clothes for hot weather at Ho Chi Minh. But I still need to be stylish even its trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It's because I still have some of the projects that I need to be done.

Normally, what's do I need to carry along on this trip? Let's we see the list as below:

1. Acer Notebook with Typo Notebook Case: since this year I'm busy with blogging task so I need to bring the Acer Notebook together with me. So I can so my work even I'm in holiday moods. It's okay.

2. Passport with Bonia Passport Cover: most important things I should have to bring together when I traveling aboard, which is my passport. I like to cover my passport with Bonia Passport Cover. This Bonia Passport Cover is the gift from my mom on 2013 ago as birthday present and it's still in good condition.

3. Purse: I like to bring small purse when I traveling and I don't need to bring many cards since I traveling aboard. I just bring my ID card, Insurance Card, credit card (just when I have emergency situation only) and money (Vietnam Dong and Malaysia Ringgit).

4. iPhone 6: I never left behind my phone on every day. How come I can miss this?

5. iPod and Earphone: the most recently I always update the latest songs in my iPod so I will bring my iPod to kill my boring.

6. Blog Postcards and Business cards: this year I make my blog postcard as souvenirs to my friends during my trip to holidays. I will post this postcard to them since I want to make it special and surprises.

7. Mirrorless Cameras: I never can forget to bring my cameras. During this trip, I will bring two mirrorless cameras, which are Samsung NX mini (for video recording) and Fujifilm X-T10 (for photos).

8. K-Beauty: it's just for finish touch-up like MoonShot foundation cushion, lipstick, lip gloss, and hair brush since the journey by flight just take around 2 hours 30 minutes only from KLIA.

9. BigBang MADE Bag Pack: I bought this bag pack during their concert in Seoul on last 2 years ago and I like this bag so much. It's because of light and also big space too so I can put all my hand caring things in this bag only.

10. Mixxo Jacket: the reason I wear a jacket because I know the temperature on the plane will be low into the skies so I need to maintain my body temperature and also feel warm too. That why I need to wear jacket on the plane even I know the whether at Ho Chi Minh so hot like in Malaysia.

11. Daniel Wellington Watch: I like this watch so I will bring it together with me.

12. Notes Books and Pens: I need this for me to writes all the ideas for my blogging task.

13. Power Bank: I always carry power bank to charger my iPhone when I running out of battery. 

That's all the things I will bring along during my holiday on this March with my family. Maybe the traveling can heal my mom and me feeling a little bit as I wish. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

[Beauty] K-Skincare Routine Favorite on March 2017


I have been a while not update my honest review of K-Beauty skincare products since a few years ago. Maybe in this year, I will try my best to make my honest review of some Korean skincare product I already try it on my daily routine skin care. 

I have been using Korea skincare products since the year 2012. I fall in love with Korea skincare because the result always not makes me down. Actually, I have been trying many Korea brands like The Face Shop, Etude House, Laneige, VDL, Moonshot, Innisfree, Natural Republic, The Seam, and 3CE. Currently, I use Korea skincare brand's Laneige and Innisfree for my skincare routine on every day. 

Before I start, let's me tell you about my skin type – my skin type is the combination and oily on T-zone but sometimes I have acne too. It depends on the weather too – during winter time, my skin will become dry sometimes (mostly when I traveling). Let's me share my skincare routine.

Most important step in beginning is double cleansing. This is the first step in my skincare routine. I was using the Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil. It's deep cleansing oil that removes heavy makeup, sebum, and blackheads. It contains mugwort extracts that clean the insides of the pores. When I was using this cleansing, I not feel bubble even its work well so I not really comfortable with that. Then, I was using the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover for my second cleansing of the double cleansing method. It makes I feel so clean. I only do the double cleansing for evening routines, when morning routines I just use the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover. I feel lazy to buy another cleansing form for morning routines so I just using the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover.

After cleansing, I use the Innisfree Green Persimmon Pore Toner (RM 70). I really want to try this product so since my previous bottle is empty then I take this chance to try it. A subacid toner with Jeju green persimmon extract that tightens pores and smoothens the skin. I like the smell and also feel fresh. 

After toner step, I use the Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX as an essence. It's moisturizing essence that can keep skin hydrated up to 24 hours while improving skin's texture. It really works on my skin. 

After an essence step, I use Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream (RM 101) as my eye cream. Since my age is getting older so I need to take care of my eyes and some of the part in my face to slow aging process. The meticulously extracted active ingredient from Jeju orchids delivers exceptional sleekness to dry skin with its outstanding antioxidants. An anti-aging cream formulated with the vitality of Jeju orchids to tone and smooth the thin, sensitive eyes areas. The textures of this cream are faster absorbed into my skin.

Then the last step is Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream (RM 101) as my moisturizers cream to lock all the nutrition on my skin. A total anti-aging cream with the powerful vitality of Jeju Orchid to reduce wrinkles and visible pores, firm skin, improve skin tone and nourish skin. It's good for combination skin like me and also it's not oil into my skin.

An extra step for morning routine only is sun block. It's the important to step before going out from the house. It's to protect my skin from UV dangerous. Nowadays, I use Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+ PA+++. It's the first step before I use the foundation. 

An extra step for evening routine only is Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. It's sleep-in mask for the lips; removes dead skin cells, leaving them moist and supple the next morning. I like this mask since I have dry skin on my lip; especially I stay long with air-con in the office. After I wear this, my lips look moist and not dry anymore.

That's all my K-Skincare routine on morning and evening on every day. I hope it does can help everyone. Enjoy your k-beauty routines. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

[Lifestyle] Why Do I Love Seoul?

Somehow, a few weeks ago, one of my brother's friends asking me "why do I love Seoul so much?" For a moment, I become blank even I know how to ask that question very well. Maybe I should discuss that in here.

I have been traveling to Seoul, Korea like 5 times but I not traveling to Seoul, Korea only. I have been traveling to Jeju Island and Gangwon-do too. I also have already shared my travelogue stories during my trip to South Korea on my blog. If you have the interest to read about that, just feeling free to visit more my blog. 

The main reasons I fall in love with Seoul, Korea because of K-Pop, of course. If I don't fall in love with K-Pop, I'm sure I don't know about South Korea on today. The K-Pop phenomena are making one of the big revolutions in this world. I'm sure everyone knows about K-Drama, and K-Pop very well especially K-Artists as you know they are so handsome and beautiful. I think because of them, all related to South Korea become so famous right now. Even in Malaysia also have a lot shop that related with it – like K-Foods, K-Beauty, K-Fashion and more. 

The first K-Pop artists I fall in love with is Dong Bang Shin Ki as known as TVXQ. They are from SM Entertainment's company since 2006. I think but actually, I know them as Tohoshinki because they debut in Japan on that moment. I like the way they singing and dance especially during the live stage. It's so smart. I like Shim Changmin (makne of TVXQ) at that moment since we're the same age. After that, I start to research all about K-Pop since my curious is high. I can't stop to doing that in my life. Then I start to know another K-Pop artist like Super Junior, Big Bang and more. 

Don't be the surprise; I went the Super Junior's concert in Malaysia with my university's friends. That is my first K-Pop concert. After that, I quite a lot attend K-Pop concert and Fan Meeting in Malaysia; include CN Blue, B1A4, Block B, 2PM, Jay Park, Big Bang, 2NE1, and more. Then, I take the risk to try attending K-Pop concert in Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. Of course, it's related with YG Entertainment's artists. Yes, I love them so much. Thank my lovely friend, who make my dream come true.

The second reasons are K-Beauty. Nowadays, I love so much K-Skincare brand products. I have been trying lots brands from South Korea. For example, like The Face Shop, Etude House, Laneige, VDL, Moonshot, Innisfree, Natural Republic, The Seam, The Odbo, and 3CE. Currently, I use Korea skincare brand's Laneige and Innisfree for my skincare routine on every day. I have been using Korea skincare products since the year 2012. I fall in love with Korea skincare because the result always not makes me down and their product is suited to my skin. My skin type is combination and oily on T-zone but sometimes I have acne too. It depends on the weather too – during winter time, my skin will become dry sometimes when I traveling to the country that has a cold weather like spring, autumn, and winter seasons. 

Most of my skincare products', I bought is from Seoul, Korea when I traveling to Seoul, Korea. It's because the price is cheaper rather than I bought in Malaysia. It's normal the price increase a little bit from Korea. The price in Malaysia includes shipping cost and another cost. So that why, I will buy a lot of skincare products for my stock in here when I traveling to Seoul, Korea. 

Since that, I quite famous among my friends because of that – I become the personal shopper for them; sometimes they ask me to buy some of Korea Skincare products' for them and asking me about my honest opinion of Korea Skincare products' I have used before this. It's easy to buy K-Skincare product when I traveling to Seoul, Korea because everything I can easy to get the K-Skincare product or K-Cosmetic product I want to try. 

The third reasons are K-Place. On this part, I'm sure all of you know the reason it's, right? Of course, I try my best to visit more places like café and shops that related with K-Artists. Nowadays, a lot of Korean artists was open their own café or shop for their fans. I have been visiting many of it during my trip and I never feeling boring to visit it again. Most of it is open in Seoul are so maybe that why fans easy to go there during trips but I have been visiting the places is outside Seoul like Dolce Vita Pension. Maybe soon, I will visit Jeju Island for same reasons. You know why?

The fourth reasons are K-Fashion. I love Korean style and fashion. Somehow, I feel that all their style suits my taste and it's not sexy too. That why fans in Malaysia love Korean style and fashion so much. It's quite trending in here too. Everyone willing to wear Korean style on every day in here so when Korean people traveling to Malaysia especially Kuala Lumpur, they will feel like in South Korea too. Everywhere, you can see the things that related to South Korea in here.

The last reasons are K-Food. It's because Korean foods style is familiar with Malay food taste too. We also love spicy foods like Korean people too. Actually, my brother, sister, and mom also love to eat Korean foods sometimes on the weekend hangout. Maybe some of you notice on my Instagram, I quite a lot of post photos about Korean foods. It's because I miss South Korea so much. I do not yet travel to South Korea since 2 years ago so I will try my best to back again my hometown in this year. Yes, somehow I can feel that South Korea is like my hometown. 

Some of the extra points, since I fall in love to South Korea so much I was studying Korean language but I not much practice it. I feel like I have been forgetting quite a lot Korean words and grammar, maybe it's time to me for study back before I going back my hometown soon. I have to find the fun way to enjoy my Korean study. Wish me luck.

That all, the reasons are why I do love Seoul so much. I hope with this information will answers so questions on your minds.  

Monday, 6 March 2017

[Journal] How's My Life after 6 Months without My Dad


Hard to say what's had inside my heart now. Sometimes, I don't know how to show my expression of my feeling to people around me. I think they do understand my feeling sometimes – just looking my expression on my face because they say I can't hide it well and they can see thru my face only even they don't know the reason why?

Of course, I'm close with both of my parents. When one of them passes away, it gives me the big impact of my life. Before this, my life is depending with my dad and now I've done many things by my own. It's hard and also makes me feel so tired. My mood is down and mostly I like to stay at home.

I know I should not write this in my blog since its public but somehow, I feel that I should write this. I think it happens to some of the people too. When before this, one want to know what's happen to your family; how to straggle we're before this but after one of them passes away – they keep asking about the assets that they believe they have rights to get the assets. It makes my mom and me feel so sad and stress when we think about this. I don't know what is they thinks in their mind? How can they live like that?

The one thing I really understand is when someday we pass away – we didn't bring anything even the assets we have or how much the money we've in this world. Just remember, GOD will see, hear and know what's really happen. Once you do the bad things to someone, someday you will receive the worst things into your life. I don't understand why they to that to my family even they are as a families members. Somehow, an outsider is more understand and will to help us rather the families member who wants the assets that not belong to them.

I know I not alone in this world because some of my friends' very concern about me after my dad passed away. They are trying their best to make me happy and hang out together but I really need time to healing my feeling by myself. Actually, I feel bad and guilty to make them like that. By the way, thank you for understanding me.

On early on this year, I'm back active in blogging and I think on this way it's will make me busy even though I'm busy with my work at the office too. While I busy, I can think another thing without feeling sad and moody, when sometimes I think about my dad. Maybe my dad also wants me to move on and happy. I don't know what's to say anymore – you guys always beside me and keep give me your unlimited supports. I'm very lucky to have all of you in my life.

After this, I'll busy with my new projects. I'm feeling excited and happy when thinking about it. I try my best to make my next projects is successful. Soon~ I will update about my next projects on my blog. Stay tune…