Sunday, April 12, 2015

Shine from every angle with #mytsubaki

To be honest, I'm not a person who takes care of my hair very well. I don't go for hair treatments consistently, I don't use much hair products, and I don't buy high-end shampoos. 

But I have to admit, I did a lot of fun things with my hair, which are all very damaging. My hair was dyed a lot of times, expose to heat all the time, blow dried it every morning, temporary perms and etc etc. And after all these while, I don't use conditioner or any hair mask.

SUPER CRAZY DRY UGLY HAIR with black roots

It came to my realization that this has to be stopped! Why I can spend so much on skincare and makeup but not my hair? Actually all I need to do is to take action to achieve a goal, instead of wishing about it. 

Ok quick fun fact here. #DIDYOUKNOW that the loss of hair shininess is due to UV? The loss of melanin created holes that causes irregular reflection and loss of shine on hair!

So recently I've decided to invest more on my hair (in a cost-effective way). My hair is no longer blonde lol! Think I started to fall in love with black. Yeap, Some of the things I've done for the past 3 months included :

1. Dyed my hair back to black. 
2. Always use conditioner and hair mask(treatment) after shampoo.
3. Wash hair on alternate days (this one, a bit hard la sometimes)
4. Better to use cold water to wash hair (as long as water's not too hot)
5. After washing hair, better to let it dry naturally than blow dry. (this one also a bit hard)


Anyway, who doesn't want healthy hair that shines from every angle right? All it take is just to follow the simple 3-step regimen : Shampoo, condition, and treat!

Another thing to consider is to use products that contain good ingredients for the hair. This is called choosing premium products for your hair. It doesn't necessarily has to be overly expensive. :)


TSUBAKI MALAYSIA

Just like this new gem I found, thanks to TSUBAKI Malaysia, I get to have soft and shiny hair from every angle again! 


If you haven already know, TSUBAKI is a premium hair care product made in Japan, and it promises shine from inside out. That's because of it's main ingredient - Camellia oil which has been responsible for the classic, legendary beauty of Japanese hair for centuries in Japan. 

TSUBAKI offers a wide range of product which includes : 

1. Shining (for Normal & dull hair)
2. Damage care (for Dry & damage hair)
3. Head Spa (for Scalp care)


These red ones that I have with me are the SHINING range. I have to say, I super love it's packaging! Doesn't it look like a perfect gift for your loved ones too? Red symbolizes romantic love okay!lol. Okay, jokes aside, the packaging really does look premium. 

They are all suitable for daily use. You can find them easily in your nearest supermarkets.  

Shampoo

Conditioner


Hair mask (Treatment)


Notice how you have to open it from bottom? Super creative packaging isn't it.


This is how the mask's texture look like.


The fragrance? It is decent and fresh, and I like it that way. Because I don't like shampoo that smell too sweet. Oh, and why I love it most? Because it promises shine from inside out. (Note : some shampoo only make your hair shine on the outside.)

Internal Shininess promised, thanks to Melanin Reparative Ingredients like Arginine. (Arginine repairs melanin hole to allow light to penetrate hair shaft and to be reflected evenly, resulting in a lustrous, glorious hair.)

External Shininess promised, thank to Camellia Oil which comes with shine sensor mechanism.

I tried it, and needless to say, it's really very effective. I let my hair dry naturally after showering at the end of the day, minimizing the heat for my hair, remember!




When it comes to hair mask, I will always massage my hair many many times, and leave it on for about 5 minutes. Cos that's what my previous hairstylist told me! Like that only the hair can absorb the wonderful ingredients. 


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I'm still using TSUBAKI now and I can't wait to see my hair's continuous improvement!



Try it and let me know the results! 

Psst, they all come in super affordable prices :
Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 550ml (RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 550ml (RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 220ml (RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 220ml (RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask (Rm 44.90)

For more info, visit TSUBAKI MALAYSIA's FB :  https://www.facebook.com/tsubaki.my

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Neutrogena Deep Clean Hydrating & Brightening Foaming Cleansers

Hello bunnies! Long taim no see. *send lots of love and heart to your screen*

Skincare topic today k? winkwink

If you don't know yet, I'm quite a big fan of Neutrogena. My favourite is the HydroBoost series, specifically the HydroBoost Water Gel (which is not in the picture because I've yet to stock up T__T )


ANYWAYYYY that's not the point of today's post. I have greater news to share! *Drumrolls* Did anyone know yet? 

Neutrogena launched two amazing new products! 

Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser and Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser 

Look, that's a duo benefit for a healthy radiant skin. Now it is much easier to have BRIGHT and HYDRATED skin at the same time, don't you think?

Clinically tested to be able to achieve 99% deep clean effect and 2X more power in brightening and hydrating. 


Not really the most glam photo for this one but anyway first impression, I personally like how the cleanser's creamy lather reflects the colour of the packaging. So beautiful isn't it! 

First off, let's look at Neutrogena Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser. 


It claims that it's enriched with water mineral complex, hence the 2X moisture boost which helps in long lasting oil control. Perfect for me who have oily skin! I can imagine the creamy lather goes deep down into my face pores to help dissolve dirt, oil, and makeup! 


See, blueish creamy lather. So dreamy! Ok so I tried it and I love it because after washing my face, my skin don't feel tingly and dry at all. I know how usually foam cleanser make skin feel really tight but this one really promises hydration. Skin is clean but still boink boink. *giggles*


After I rinse my face with water, instantly felt like..... 


Yeap. Ok. 

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So, if you know me long enough, you'll know I'm crazy about whitening products too. Yes please, anything that can make me fairer. Best if it's instant. Hahaha!

I also love pink. So this Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser's packaging actually gave me quite a good first impression.


It claims to have 2X brightening power for cleaner, fairer, and more radiant skin with every wash. Keyword : WITH EVERY WASH. Wow! And the rich creamy lather also helps removes dirt and skin dulling residue of make-up, sun-block and BB creams. Well I wear BB cream/makeup almost everyday, definitely need this. 

Tried it on my hand, and yeap, it does work wonder. 

Disclaimer : This experiment's pictures were taken with the same camera setting, and no editing other than the numbering and my watermark. :D


See see, it really did get brighter isn't it? 


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This Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening and Hydrating foaming cleanser is available at all Guardian and Watsons store at only RM 20.90 each. 

Try it and let me know how it works for you! :D


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dian Huo Xin Wo 点火心窝 @ Petaling Jaya

There's only one thing I dislike about steamboats - the after-smell of my hair and body. But believe it, this amazing steamboat place only leaves you wanting for more, even without MSG, like literally. 

No, no. It's not really entirely a steamboat place. The name - Dian Huo Xin Wo is a jumbled up word which means - Dian Xin (dimsum) and Huo Wo (steamboat). Hmm, one brownie point for the creativity. 

There, a combination of dim sum and steamboat.. how can it go wrong? 


Dian Huo Xin Wo (gosh, almost twisted my toungue) is a hidden gem located somewhere in Petaling Jaya. Well well, hold your horses though, addresses and contacts are all below at the end of this post. 

Thank you for having me there that night to review your food. I'm glad I've decided to try, even though I'm (forever) on diet, but its worth it. Hahaha. Ok jokes aside.


Setting wise, very "fu gu" (Vintage). I love this feeling. Felt like I'm back in hometown to celebrate reunion dinner with my popo. Hahaha.





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Bancuh tea? They have WuLong, PuEr, ChaWang, ZhuBao, and XiangPian.
(ranging from RM 5-6 per 2 pax)

My utensils andddddddd I'm readehh. 

C'mon where's the food yo!

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For starters... we have

Fried Salmon Skin - RM 6

I don't usually like salmon, but when it's fried.... NOT BAD! Crispy and didn't smell fishy at all. It did remind me a lil' of those prawn crackers you eat during CNY. 

Tongsam Century Egg - RM 4.50


Japanese Cucumber - RM 4.50

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What, are you kidding me? Is there any other better way than to have lousang as our 'opening ceremony' before we feast on the balls, like literally. Look, there's bacon in the lousang. What a badass right.


To be honest, I don't fancy lousang. I just love the process of lou-ing the sang. I'm sure I'm not alone here lol. But you know what, just because they have BACON in it, I'll have it anyway! 

NOTE : This Bacon Yee Sang is available for order from now till 5th March 2015.


Ok spotlight here.

For soup base.. we have .. 

Black Chicken Herbal Soup - RM 23

 This was my favourite soup base. Partly because I love herbal soup too. Let me remind you again, every single thing we eat and drink here is MSG-free ! I love how I still feel healthy while feasting. 

Pork Oriental + Clear Tomyam Soup - RM 18

It's called clear tomyam soup because it has no MSG. Just had to emphasize this again because I can't believe there's still restaurants out there who cares to provide both health and tastiness. 

Now to my favourite part. Balls balls balls!  


You see, no one can ever hate balls when they're all handmade, and are made of 100% authentic ingredients. Meaning, when I say squid ball, it's all squid in there. At least not full of flour or whatever that people mix in their balls to make it look huge. (clean mind reads, k)  

 Handmade balls - Ranging from RM 6 - 8 per dish. 

Super affordable if you ask me. Think about it, they're all huge and juicy, and  I would say the must-order would be the Golden Yolk Pork Ball. Can't remember how much I had. But I'll definitely go back for that golden yolk pork ball! 

Pssst... they're available for take-aways too! You know, if you're planning a steamboat dinner for this coming CNY. Details below.


For the carnivorous ..  

Fresh (huge) Prawn - RM 20
Slice Chicken - RM 12
Slice Pork Loin - RM 16
Mongolian Slice Lamb - RM 15
American Wagyu Slice Beef - rm 36

Seriously, I don't think you can get any freshier and larger prawn at RM 20 only (5 piece). The meats were not bad. I think I fancy the homemade balls more. While I would prefer to bbq meats like these. 


 Oh ya! Their homemade sauces. Thumbs up for all the originality. 


More dishes! At this point I'm very very full already. But just would like to highlight, the Lotus Root (RM 6) and Seafood Tofu (RM 6) is amazing. They just go damn well with the herbal soup base. I didn't try the Pork Intestine (RM 10) but everyone on the table was raving about it though. If you haven already know, I don't fancy intestines but I can tell from the way they worship the intestines, it must really taste good. 

Ended our feast of the night with the Signature Herbal Tea (RM 3/glass). I had to say this was really a sweet ending. It's soothing to drink given that you've went through big round of hot steamy foods. I forgot to take picture of it so, stealing it from Rebecca. Haha.

Photo credits to Rebecca Saw . Thanks for the invite babe! :)


And say hello Keanu! Thanks for coming along. 

So, planning to order the Bacon Yee Sang? Or wanna take-away the 9 type of meat/seafood balls for your CNY dinners? Grab them all from Dian Huo Xin Wo. Give them a call and pre-order to avoid disappointment. I like it because there's no required minimum order amount. 

*Dian Huo Xin Wo is closed for CNY break from 18/2/2015 until 23/2/2015.*

Dian Huo Xin Wo:
Address: 19, SS4D/2, Petaling Jaya.
Phone: +603 7887 4557 / 012 296 3886
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm Daily

*It is located on the same row as the Restoran Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh and the famous Bentong Chicken Rice. Just take the 1st turning to the left after passing Kelana Jaya LRT*