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Overdue pictures from last week at Cheezbox Cafe & Restaurant, The Mall.

Intended to try Crème Brûlée from Savy’s Brasserie at Mabohai Complex but ended up driving to The Mall. I’ve read reviews saying that the Crème Brûlée of Savy’s Brasserie was good! But Savy’s Brasserie is not open for business all day long. They are closed for business during certain time of the day and I missed their business hours so I got my fix at Cheezbox instead.

To be honest, I had never tried Crème Brûlée before and I don’t know how it should taste like. For those of you who were like me, let me briefly describe to you what is Crème Brûlée. “Crème Brûlée is a dessert consisting of rich custard base topped with contrasting layer of hard caramel. It is normally served cold.”

Price: B$3.50

Their Crème Brûlée tasted not bad. It’s pretty rich but I think the milk content is a little bit too much and you’ll feel icky after having too much of it.

Price: B$6.00

Had Baked Chicken Chops with Spaghetti too coz I was feeling hungry at that point of time. Nothing to rave about coz there is nothing special about it. Just some dish to fill up your stomach when you are feeling hungry.

Pictures may looked a bit unclear to you coz I have yet mastered the macro function of my new camera. Not that new actually, got it secondhand from my Sister. The old one which I normally use for taking food pictures threw a tantrum on me that day and the shutter just wouldn’t work.

Till then! Ciao~~~

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Review: Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask Lemon

I’ve previously wrote about Missha Real Essential Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid but not as a review coz I don’t wanna have a bias opinion against the product as I believed that my skin wasn’t at it’s best condition when I tried it.

So, I decided to give Missha another try since most of my friends raved about the goodness of Missha products. I got myself Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask Lemon on my sheet masks haul the other day. Tried the product yesterday evening and I am sorry to say that I did not like it at all.

The moisture level of the sheet mask was equivalent to the ones from The Face Shop. And I liked the lemon fragrance. It’s a refreshing scent. But unfortunately, the product burnt my skin terribly. It’s about the same stinging sensation that I experienced with Missha Real Essential Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid but ten times worse. My skin started to feel hot 30 seconds after application. I thought it’s only gonna last for a while but it got worst second by second.

Not wanting to damage my skin permanently, I removed the sheet mask from my face. Honestly speaking, I don’t really like the texture of the sheet mask as well as the cutting. I’ve read some reviews on Missha sheet masks and they were quite positive. Most reviews also stated that their cutting wasn’t good. Maybe Missha should do something about the cutting of the sheet mask? I am guessing that there is one or more ingredients in the sheet mask that my skin reacts poorly with.

And I still have got Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask Tea Tree which I got along with this mask. Wondering if I should test that out as well or just give it away. What do you think?

Price: B$3.90

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5

Repurchase? Definitely not!

Next beauty review coming up – Etude House I Need You! Green Tea Mask Sheet.

Review: Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid

Hello there!

Gonna do a review post on Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid today as promised. As most of you might have already known, Korean skincare products had been a hit nowadays. Lots of brands have started to crop out and they are not as expensive as those Japanese skincare products. But in terms of effectiveness, it depends on one’s skin condition. Apart from Laneige, Korean skincare brands like Holika Holika, The Face Shop and etc don’t really work well on my skin. Fortunately, my skin can still accept facial sheet masks from brands like Tony Moly and The Face Shop, and they save me lots of bucks. Hahaha … Laneige sheet masks are good but they are expensive. They may not be as expensive compared to Shiseido, but still expensive!

Anyways, let’s get back to what I intended to do in the first place.

The texture of Tony Moly sheet mask may not be as thick like the ones from The Face Shop. But I think Tony Moly sheet mask can retain moisture better than The Face Shop. And their cutting is a lot better. It fits perfectly onto my face. It’s like the sheet mask was custom-made for my face. Hahaha … The sheet mask was still pretty wet when I removed it from my face half an hour later. Took me quite some time to completely pat dry the remaining essence left on my face. My skin does feel moisturized after application and it looked dewy.

Honestly speaking, if I were to compare between Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid and My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask, I would say I prefer Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid better! And it’s a lot cheaper compared to My Beauty Diary. My Beauty Diary sheet mask costs B$4.25 per piece. And they are only available either in a pack of 2 or a pack of 10. Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid is only B$2.90 per piece! Cheap or not, you tell me?

Pros:
1. Cheap!
2. Fits perfectly onto my face.
3. Skin felt moisturized after application.
4. Dewy effect.

Cons:
None that I could think of.

Price: B$2.90 per piece

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Repurchase? Definitely!

Review: The Face Shop Real Nature Mask Cucumber

Tried this product yesterday and I still have got tons of them from which I got from my sheet mask haul few days ago to try.

I chose The Face Shop Real Nature Mask Cucumber as the first to try because I feel that my skin had been looking dull for the past few weeks due to the lack of sleep and water intake. And lots of breakouts due to the work stress going on for the past few weeks. Fortunately, my skin had turned a lot better in the past few days as I had been very hardworking with cleansing, moisturizing and masking.

According to the packaging, the sheet mask contains 1,000mg of cucumber extract. Honestly speaking, I personally think that their essence is not as rich as those sheet mask from My Beauty Diary. However, their sheet mask is slightly thicker compared to other brands of sheet masks that I have tried like Laneige, Holika Holika and My Beauty Diary. What I liked about this mask was that the scent is pretty refreshing and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. The cutting was good but I personally think that the mask is slightly bigger than any mask in the market coz it could cover half of my chin.

Unfortunately, the sheet mask dries up faster than any other sheet masks that I’ve tried before. Despite the sheet mask dries up faster than any other sheet masks, it is still hydrating enough. My skin complexion looked brighter after removing the sheet mask.

Pros:
1. Lightly scented.
2. Sheet mask texture is thicker than any other masks that I’ve tried before.
3. Size of sheet mask is bigger and could cover half of my chin.
4. Inexpensive.

Cons:
1. Dries up faster than any other sheet masks that I’ve tried before.

Price: B$3.50 (If you buy 3, you’ll get a special price of B$8.90 for 3 even if you are not their member. This only applies for a certain period of time.)

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Repurchase? Yes!

Review coming up next – Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid.

Review: Etude House Green Tea Nose Pack & Black Charcoal Chin Pack

Hello there, I am trying to keep up with my “one blog entry per day” policy after the short hiatus from few weeks ago.

Anyways, I am gonna do a product review on Etude House Green Tea Nose Pack and Black Charcoal Chin Pack today. Supposed to do them separately but since I tried on them at the same time, so I might as well save some time and review them together.

If you are wondering where did I got the above mentioned product, I got them from Etude House outlet at Times Square at B$1.90 each. From what I read on other blogs, this is retailing at S$0.90 each in Singapore. Both product do not have an empowering scent, which is a good thing. Both products came as adhesive strips. Be sure that you cleanse your face properly before applying the products onto your skin. It did stated on the packaging that you have to wet your nose and chin before usage. If you wish to achieve maximum result, I would suggest you cleanse your entire face beforehand.

I waited for like about 20 minutes before I removed the strips off my nose and chin. Unfortunately, the nose strip doesn’t work that well as compared to the chin strip. I could see a few whiteheads appearing on the chin strips after removal. Perhaps I should have leave them longer. Despite the nose strip doesn’t work that well compared to the chin strip, I am gonna give them another try the next time I visit Etude House outlet again. This is one inexpensive nose strip product as compared to the ones from Laneige. It may not be very effective for some of you, but I definitely think they are worth trying.

Price: B$1.90 each

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

Repurchase: Yes!

Review coming up next – The Face Shop Real Nature Mask Cucumber! See ya.