DIVINIA Rice Whitening Watery Cream

Ever wanted something to whiten & brighten your complexion?
I am not sure whether it will do its moisturising duty equally well but from its claim, the whitening and radiance seems to be much more promising.
"It helps your skin fight against Melanin formation, even out skin tone and improve skin dullness and radiance, revealing flawless white skin" 
Here it is!

Divinia Rice Whitening Watery Cream to the rescue!





Brand: Divinia
Item: Rice Whitening Watery Cream
Content: 50ml
Origin: Taiwan
Purchased from: HK Haul 2014





Claims:

  • Advanced Whitening Complex 

Contains Arbutin, Tranexamic Acid, Vitamin B and Rice Bran Extract to provide a complete whitening solution. It helps your skin to fight against Melanin formulation, even out skin tone and improve skin dullness and radiance, revealing flawless white skin.

  • Rejuvenating and Moisturising

Contains Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract to help repair skin, Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate and provide skin with the optimal hydro-lipid balance and elasticity.

  • Anti-oxidant refreshing herbs

Infused with the power of Chinese herbs Job;s Tears, Poria Cocos Extract and Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract together with Rice Germ Oil, it helps your skin fight against environmental damage and pre-mature skin aging, leaving your skin clearer and more illuminated from within.

  • Unique cream to water formula

Its non-greasy lightweight texture helps nutrients penetrate more effectively and efficiently into the skin to maximize benefits. It is suitable for all skin types.

Usage:
Use day and night after facial cleansing and toning. Apply an appropriate amount onto face and neck and gently massage into skin until fully absorbed.

Trying it out 23/10/2016~ 05/11/2016?






Thoughts:

Super thoughtful and hygenic for including a spatula. Was surprised with its slightly matte chunk that quickly dissolves to liquid when I spread the chunk on my face (just like Claim #4), also the main reason why I bought it in the first place. It is not at all oily. Quickly sinks into the face. No sticky feeling. Did not apply an optimal amount (on the first trial) coz was scared of allergic reaction, luckily nothing happened. Face felt smooth and matte. Downfall is the scent. Its like some rotten cheese or something. I think it goes away after awhile coz my nose don't feel irritated.

After a period of 2 weeks of usage,  my chin broke out. will try again in late decemeber, after my wedding dinner, then update again. ;)

Re-purchase:
Cannot say for sure. Will update again in late December ^^


Any of you tried this before? if yes, please share with me your experience! ^^

Review: Kobayashi Seiyaku Underarm Sweat Sheet (Soap Fragrance)

Hello lovelies!

If you have been following my Instagram (@beeleec), Three weeks ago, I have been posting a pic asking what it is. Lol. Go check the answers out (HERE)! ^^

I got this from my Hong Kong 2016 trip (I have it blogged and posted & a short video up on my YouTube channel!!):

< Soap Fragrance Underarm Sweat Sheet >

It was my first ever underarm sweat sheet product.

Why buy?
#1 Never have I ever had such product in my hauls!
And I just got to try it!

#2 It was rose scent!
But oh shit, its not.
Did not read the box but misread the price label.
It's soap fragrance, omg. So wrong! Omg.
But nevermind la. Cannot fly back and change liao.

#3 Avoid that "stain" embarrassment!
Sometimes I sweat so much that it went through my clothes...and, that's awkward.

*All info (from here)*
Brand: Kobayashi Seiyaku
Product Name: Underarm Sweat Sheet
Origin: Japan
Content: 20 pieces


*All info (from here)*
Underarm sweat sheet concept is based on RIFF: Refine, Ideal, Fine, Fresh.
Its new packaging & design makes it convenient for application & disposal.
The curve fits human arm curve thus sticking on sleeves are made easy.
Material is only 1mm thick of cotton; feels like nothing and not visible on the outside of clothes.
It effectively absorb sweat and let you feel fresh all day.
No need to be too bothered with your BO as it contains deodourizing agent!

How-to:

*All info (from here)*
Tear off sticker (1). Stick on the appropriate position below the sleeve.
Tear off sticker (2) and stick inside the sleeve.
Front section of your armpit secretes sweat easier than the back section.
Please stick this product 2cm at front from the middle to ensure entire absorption of  your sweat.


It looks like pad/ nipple cover to me la. Anyway, the dotted lines are the sticky part to be stuck on your clothes.

During application:
It actually smells pretty decent. Not too overwhelming and mainly hope it works.
Sticky part ain't too sticky when I touch it with my fingers. But when it sticks on itself, it really is sticky. Just hope that it won't leave any sticky residue when I removed  it.

After application:
In less than 5 hours, I think, my underarm sweat sheet on my left side has already fell to the lower section of my clothes, and that's bad! What if it fell all the way down on the floor and people will be wondering what it is?

To be fair, my clothes was kinda loose and not tight fitting, so will need to try with a tight fitting top and update you lovelies again.

Sensitivity: no (for me)
Adhesiveness: Not really. One side actually dropped.
Effectiveness: No sweat stains and the pad is actually quite dry and does not actually make me feel sweaty. (the side that stayed)
*need some time to get used to it coz it feels abit like wearing pad for your underarm*
No sticky residue left after sticking it for 1 day.


Repurchase: maybe no coz I use it slow.


Thanks for reading lovelies 
Xoxo

[Sponsored] Printious, Print you Precious Gifts!


"We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year..."

Merry Christmas lovelies!

(GIF taken from Google)

Oppsss, too early?

Well, nothing is too early for me since I gotta scout for something more personalized for my loved ones. ^^

Seen some bloggers already posting about these advent calendars and my second sis is dying to get her hands on specific advent calendars.

I am more of a thrifty spender at times so let me share with you my Christmas plan & hauls (to-be) for 2016 and I hope to hear about yours too!! ^^

Christmas this year, I hope, would be more memorable as I will be celebrating it as Mrs. Ng.
^^ So weird and funny. *rofl*
Anyway, I would like to make it like how I had experienced as a kid in Taiwan.

Nobody's too old to be a child again ^^

First off, as a free thinker for me and a Buddhist for him, we are pretty okay with various celebration BUT, everyone's just too busy or lazy to set up something for occasions and just eat out or have steamboat with his family at his place.

As I grow older, celebrations are just less celebrated which makes me feel really grumpy and sad.

As the saying goes something like this, "We are just too busy growing up and we had forgotten that our parents are growing old." I fully agree with the statement. And I personally would like to use occasions (or not) and spend more time with my family when ever I can make time for them.

(Image taken from Google)
This round, I hope to have a mini potluck with family and friends for a duration of 1 week...
Potluck easy la, so I don't have to prepare everything myself & I am not a chef. All I can think of now is the yummy looking desserts. Will start thinking of healthier alternatives ^^

Not all day have to be productive tho' as long as I get to spend some quality time with my family and friends.

I don't aim to go out to eat much coz usually restaurants will be much pricier than the usual so it is not that worthy. How about window shop and also take pics with Christmas decos after our dinner at home. Sounds healthy ^^

Not to forget, I must get the fake snow spray at the store this year to decorate abit of my windows and also some mini Christmas tree and ornaments. I LOVE ornaments! But will start light on the deco and more on the food, movies and song for the celebration this year!  ^^ I think my Christmas spirit is a bit high right now. I am sorry for being so "syiok sendiri" right now.  ^^

What movies do you watch?
As kids and now, still, my siblings and I love "The Grinch".

(Image taken from Google)

(Image taken from Google)

(Image taken from Google)

I like Home Alone too. ^^


(Image taken from Google)

(Image taken from Google)

(Image taken from Google)

Songs, well, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" was one of the first song I learnt (I think) for Christmas. Followed by the many others eg "Silent Night", "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" , "The Twelve days of Christmas" , "Frosty the Snowman"  and etc.

As a kid, I used to remember seeing the red plant thing, called Poinsettia (just googled), were placed all over our school grounds when Christmas is around the corner.

Poinsettias' association with Christmas derives from a legend in Mexico. In the 16th-century, a poor girl, commonly named Pepita or Maris, wanted to present a gift in conjunction with the Jesus' birthday. Inspired by an angel, she gathers weed and placed it in front of the church altar. Beautiful poisettias blossomed then ^^

We would hang our pledges at the gigantic Christmas tree in the entrance of the school. Buy candy canes and all sorts and just give it to our friends. Mini gathering held at home for the bonding and fun. I remember bringing my savings and spend it at the school store for ornaments, sweet, and a cute bunny pepper container thing for my mom and siblings.

Before I jump in to what I would like to get from Printcious,
lemme talk a little about Printcious:

Basically, Printcious comes from two words, "Printing" and "Precious". Their catch phrase "Print your Precious Gifts," hope that their customers  are happy in receiving and giving "customized gifts".

What I like about Printcious is that they advocate the beautiful culture of gift-giving (thus boost harmonious relationship) and also discover, appreciate & reward artists, designers and photographers with royalty program. That being said, your designs always belong to you (for more information, read HERE)

They also have various items for you to shop and/or create:
  • t-shirt
  • mug
  • cushions
  • phone cases
  • ceramic tiles
  • puzzle
  • mouse pads
  • mini tees
  • etc


If this is too overwhelming for you, fret not, you can also shop and/or create by Recipient of "For...:

  • Him
  • Her
  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Boyfriend
  • Girlfriend


Too little a category now? They have it also sorted by Occasion:

  • Christmas
  • Birthdays
  • Wedding
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • New Baby
  • Diwali/Deepavali
  • Halloween
  • Valentine's Day


For me I would like to shop for Him and Her for the last time ^^
Coz to be really honest, we did not buy much couple stuff coz it is just to cheesy and we are too old for that. Kidding. Lol. We just don't.

I would like to get him a "My Wife Has an Awesome Husband" mug and I am honestly spoilt for the color choices (You can click here and see!). A cup like this is chosen coz I know I do not praise him upfront much and he deserves a little more praise from time to time. With this cup, I no longer need to praise him! Lol. Kidding! See how first la ^^ Thanks for all the moments of support, care, tolerance and annoying times. May we grow together, in a good way. ^^
And myself a "Mrs ALWAYS Right" cushion (Here). I think White looks the most classic. Why? Coz I believe that I am always 90% of the time right! ^^ 10% was deducted coz I know I have my tantrums and a hoarder. I may not always use the stuff I buy but I know we will one day use it. So don't complain about my stuff! ^^

Also considering to do some customization for the cushion or cup with the pics below (images taken from tumblr and google):



As for my family and friends, I will most probably go with either a cushion or mug too. It is also a bonus point when you customize it coz you will definitely not get the wrong size (not like shirt) and they will use it or put it at their sofa, car or bed for deco purposes ^^ Whenever they see or use it, they'll (hopefully) think of you! ^^

So what do you do for the Christmas season? ^^ Share your joy with me and I would like to implement it in my Christmas celebration too ^^

For more info, visit their
Printcious Site
Printcious Youtube Channel

P.S. Christmas code will be shared when I am notified about it. Meanwhile, It's 11.11 Singles' Day - From 10th to 12th November 2016, enjoy 40% OFF on all gifts using voucher code: PERFECT11

Disclaimer: Although this is a sponsored post, my review is honest and non-biased. What you read is based on my experience/thoughts at that time. 





[Sponsored] My Light Facial Experience by C.Michael Aesthetic Medical Laser Centre // Signature Glow Treatment //

Hello lovelies.

This is my second sponsored post. Thank you C. Michael Aesthetic Medical Laser Centre for the invitation.

This was my after treatment face but..since I am not wearing contact lens, I look blind and awkward. Also tired coz of the late sleeping hours. Sorry about that! :) Also edited coz the lighting wasn't great.

So honored, excited, nervous and scared at the same time coz I am unsure on what to expect. Never have I had a laser treatment before. Luckily they did explain to me what I need to know or asked on that day itself and via the email. So I believe I am in good hands ^^

Anyways, it is not like the normal facial you go to where there is extraction involved. No extraction for this. So it was called "Light Facial" instead of facial "facial".

Difference between traditional laser facial and laser facial (Q-Switched Laser + LASEMD) at C. Michael:

  • 1) Normal facial usually helps to clean the external part of our skin so that whatever skincare we apply will hopefully (not all) be absorbed more into the skin. C. Michael facial helps to penetrate 100% of whatever skincare you apply.
  • 2) Price wise, in my opinion, C. Michael is more steep but they do not ask you to do it frequently. Of course for better result and maintenance it is advised to go for a once every two weeks treatment.
  • 3) Fast and effective. For those on-the-go or busy individuals, only 15-30 minutes max for this "Signature Glow Treatment" to achieve brighter and more even skin tone.
  • 4) No down time (peeling or swelling) like the traditional laser treatment.

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About C. Michael "Signature Glow treatment":

Effectively deliver the real glowing results after the 30-min procedure!

An intensive anti-ageing treatment to keep skin youthful. Treatment includes 2 procedures of treatment:
Laser (Q-Switched Laser) and Facial (LASEMD)



Q-Switched Laser is one of the most technologically advanced lasers. Wavelength of Rich-PTP toning delivers deep thermal energy and destroys pigment on skin selectively, thus reduce thermal damage on our skin. The thermal energy are equally delivered into deeper skin for remodeling dermis and helps clear skin. It is highly effective for anti-ageing and collagen lift. Super effective in combating multiple skin problems such as pigmentations (such as freckles, blemishes, melasma, hyperpigmention and complexion), open pores, fine lines, pimples & uneven skin tone. Also can remove tattoo too (but the duration of the process I am not sure). Whole process takes only 15 minutes and is conducted by accredited doctor thus minimal pain and no down time.



LASEMD is a cutting edge cosmeceutical delivery system (CDS) which combines a sophisticated laser system together with its exclusive line of cosmeceuticals (LASEMD Ampoules). Engineered to speed up healing from the inside out. Thus doing this right after the Q-Switched Laser would effectively deliver the perfect skin rejuvenation procedure that accelerates cell renewal, combats free radicals, brighten and strengthen the skin. Moreover, it also reduces all types of acne, controls sebum production, shrink large pores, reduce redness from inflamed acne, safe even for inflamed acne, no medication required, no need to extract comedones, & reduced reoccurrence and inflammation.
LASEMD is recommended for?
If you do not see results you want from your normal skin program and are not ready for downtimes associated with traditional laser treatments
If you want brighter skin tone and improved texture with minimal downtime
If you are looking for a long term skin care program that can prevent skin damage
If you need an after care program to assist another laser or alternative energy treatment
Currently C. Michael is the only one who owns this technology in Malaysia.

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Caught your interest yet? :)
Read on coz I am sharing with you lovelies their amazing Signature Glow Treatment and quote my name to enjoy the voucher below! ^^ just couldn't contain my excitement coz it was obvious after my first treatment. Let's delay no more and see what I had asked and experienced that day! ^^

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I have received the invitation on October 24th to experience C. Michael "Signature Glow Treatment". I was scheduled for the treatment on November 1st.

BEFORE pics (no edit, no make up, only lash extension and normal lighting):

Under a more brightly lit room. Freaking dark omg. Lol. Anyway, ignore my eye area (black belt dark eye circles etc) and look at my forehead (fine lines and acne and marks), cheeks & chin.

More of the flaws.

Flaws:
Overall dull and uneven complexion
1) uneven skin tone on forehead & acnes & marks
2) redness at the sides of the nose and pores on cheeks near nose
3) acne marks and 1 angry pimple building up

Procedure

Consultation
Fill in form (basic info)

Questions:
1) What should I expect since this is my first laser facial?
Pain (varies according to color of skin tone and pigmentation)
Burnt smell (not your skin so don't worry!)
Redness (will go way at max of 2 hours)
Pain (is like rubber band snapping against your skin) level varies according to individuals

2) How long will it last?
2 weeks

3) Post-care treatment?
Apply loads of moisturiser and sunscreen!
First 3-5 days apply what ever masks and skincare, it'll be fully absorbed by your "activated" pores

Cleansing + Laser (Q-Switched Laser) + Facial (LASEMD)

Skin was cleansed and pat dry.

Video:

Video taken by one of the staff. Thank you! ^^

This is the Q-Switched Laser treatment where it goes all around my face for 2 rounds.
First round: like super minor electrical zap or light contact with snapping rubber band against skin. Warm feeling but not burning. Can smell burnt smell. Pain level: 2/10
Second round: like more electric current in staccato speed or more contact with snapping rubber band. More warm feeling and still have burnt smell. Pain level: 5/10
Result: Skin has become less oily and more even.

Facial (LASEMD):


The complete step-by-step of LASEMD facial

They say that my skin was young so Ascorbic Acid ampoule will do

It feels totally like the manual face roller with loads of fine needles. What is it called again? OMG. Pain level starts with 4/10 and then increases to 6/10 coz I think my skin has become more sensitive with the googles covering my eyes. After that, she applied ascorbic acid (viatmin C) serum, moisturiser and sunscreen. This facial (LASEMD) was said to have "microchanelled" aka open pores or activated the pores so that whatever product that is applied for the subsequent 3-5 days would be absorbed by the skin 100%.
Overall result: Skin is definitely clean and not oily. More even and SUPER SMOOTH! Smooth like a baby's butt (not that I have touched one as of recently). My forehead used to have a wrinkle-ish line and it has disappeared, which means my face is now much more hydrated with the dead skin cells gone. Praised the LASEMD machine which is highly popular in Korea, known as "Baby skin Laser". Not to forget, my chin used to be super rough with white heads camping for sometime over the years, also smoother. I am so sorry for not taking a pic of my chin coz the facial I went usually do not really help me extract my whiteheads in my chin area and I just cannot believe it! OMG <3

Right AFTER pics (took this when I am outta the place so I can examine my face shamelessly, lol. But lighting sucks. Regretted for not taking an after pic in the same room):

How is my face? :)

Just some redness for my acne marks especially
Skin so smooth like baby butt and no fine line on forehead <3 <3 <3
Chin used to be rough with settlements of black- & white- heads, now lesser.

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Here is the referral promo. Just quote my name or show them any of my social media posting regarding it then you can try this wonderful experience at just RM299. It is the best deal so far lovelies!

Repurchase:
Yes, when my skin are better and if there is super important event. And most importantly when I have extra savings, lol.

Post-update:
I think it is super important to not use several products at once coz maybe the absorption was super good and my skin just cannot stand me using all the products at once thus causing sensitivity (how would I know which caused it cause I used a few of the new products at once) and breakout. Also due to late sleeping hours. Not only that, I must think of better ways and products that can moisturised my skin from the inside out. Correction: They replied regarding my concern on my sensitive patches: Skin is more sensitive as your dead skin cells is removed and will regenrate in 28 days. So more after care of moisturiser is needed!!

Skincare routine starting on 1/11/2016:
I did mask every night starting from November 1st till 3rd November (stopped coz breakout and sensitivity patches appeared on both cheeks). Only started applying moisturiser on 3rd November. Did some spraying of Evian spring water coz my face feels tight and when there is sensitive bumpy patches. Slept no earlier than 12am every night. Update again for 6th November: Sensitivity bumpy patches got better from 5th November evening. So I can pretty much say that it is either my eye mask or facial sheet mask that has caused the weird irritation.

08/11/2016 current face (On my face: biore non-tinted sunblock & papulex moisturiser; no edit, no make up):


(Image taken in public bank waiting area. I think the lighting there washes off the color of my face)
Still looking tired. Coz of the sudden sensitivity, I have stopped masking for a few days & have been sleeping late too.

(Image take under natural sunlight)
Skin looks better although major redness appear around nose area. still have pimple marks. overall skin looks more radiant and healthy, I think
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What you think about my current skin? :)

More luminous face but....
1) my forehead has become dry once again, not too dry but still ok coz not that visible in pic
2) smooth face but need more hydration
3) acne lesser and not errupting :)


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Pros:
  • Safe: Non-invasive and safe for all skin types. Using FDA approved laser and light machines
  • Fast: 30 minutes including Q-Switched Laser + LASEMD facial treatment
  • Effective: For pigmentation, pores, pimples, rejuvenation, uneven skin tone and fine wrinkles
  • No downtime: No swelling or skin peeling
  • Medical grade: Special and safe laser protocol created by accredited doctor
  • No Anesthesia: Not used except for laser removal

Cons:
  • Costly
  • Face may be a bit sensitive (counter with loads of hydration masks and products and you are good to go!)

Disclaimer: Although this is a sponsored post, my review is honest and non-biased. They were very kind to help proofread the fact part on their laser facial info and that is it. What you read is based on my experience and skin at that time.