[Althea Box] The Rapunzel Secret Box by Althea Korea

Hi Hi!! To all of you beauty junkies out there, I have something really cool to show in today's post. If you are familiar with Korean beauty products, you'd definitely heard of Althea, or have bought something from Althea at some point.

Althea has been constantly introducing new Korean beauty products on their website, and one of the excited additions to their collections is the Althea Box. Yes, a box full of varieties of beauty products upon subscription! Hey, who could say no to this? One of the Althea Box I've received is The Rapunzel Secret Box.

Look at the amount of products that came with the box! *breathing heavily*

Aritaum Colourize Hair Bleach. Hair bleach to brighten hair colour.

How to Use:
1. The mixing of ratio of 1st material powder & 2nd material lotion is 1:3. Mix both together, and then apply onto hair. (Avoid applying onto the scalp)
2. Leave on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off, then shampoo as normal.

- According to your hair condition and the level of bleaching you want, adjust the leave-on time. (If you have damaged hair, the speed of bleaching of damaged hair is faster than normal hair)
- In case of partial bleaching or powerful bleaching (yellow - white), cover the area with aluminium foil accelerate the process by heating it with a hair drying.

I tried using it and find the bleaching process with really easy with Aritaum Colourize Hair Bleach. If you have thick hair like mine, you might find the bleach to be not enough. However, if you are doing partial bleaching, this is a great product.

April Skin Turn Up Colour Treatment - Peach Pink (RM 40). A hair treatment that works as a temporary hair dye giving the hair beautiful colour and nourishes the damaged hair at the same time.

The colour will stays up to 2 weeks and looks brighter if you have lighter hair colour. The April Skin Turn Up Colour Treatment comes in 3 colours - Green Blue, Red, and Peach Pink, and I gotten mine is Peach Pink.

How to Use:
1. Shampoo the hair and lightly dry the hair with a towel.
2. Put on gloves and a gown and apply the product on the hair.
3. After applying thoroughly, wait 10 minutes and rise off with water.

- If the treatment is used on dark and undyed hair, it cannot be fully tinted as the colour you desire.
- Since the colour fades away gradually and naturally, use separate towel and dry thoroughly after shampoo.
- If more vibrant colous is preferred, apply the Turn Up Colour Treatment on a dry hair.
- To prevent fading quickly, dry your hair completely after use.
- Additional conditioner or treatment use after colour treatment is not recommended.
- It can be easily tinted on skin, so gloves and gown are strongly recommended.

Piolang CP-1 Head Spa Scalp Tinture. A cooling mist to calm your hot and irritating scalp. The spray contains green tea complex to calm the scalp, and sea salt to provide minerals and nutrition that your scalp needed.

How to Use:
1. Spray 3 or 5 times over the entire scalp and massage in with fingertips.
2. Use more frequently on dry and itchy areas or areas that have odour.

Suaviss Exclusive Travel Kit. The travel is is so cute! It comes with a shampoo, conditioner and a foam cleanser.

Suaviss Angelica Hair Shampoo:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- Nourishes hair & scalp
- Made with natural herbal extracts
- Moisturizing formula

Suaviss Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- Repairs damaged hair
- Made with natural herbal extracts
- Shiny hair

Suaviss Perfect One Foaming Pore Cleanser:
- Deep cleansing
- Gentle formula
- Skin nourishing
- Rich lather

Dr. Dr B5 Shampoo Anti-Hair Loss (RM 14). A superior cleansing shampoo that richly lathers for a deep clean. It contains menthol ingredients that leaves a cool and refreshing feeling on the scalp, while Dexpanthenol and Danosu helps to strengthen and volumize hair roots.

It is recommended to use the shampoo if you have one of the symptoms below:
- Weak, thinning hair
- Top of the head smells oily
- Hair breaks easily
- Head itches regularly
- Often uses wigs and hair powder
- Genetic hair loss from parents or grandparents
- Losses about 80 strands of hair a day
- Damaged hair from frequent colour and perm
- Doesn't curl or perm easily
- Hair loss from diet
- Hair loss after giving birth
- Hair loss caused by menopause

How to Use:
1. Dampen hair.
2. Lather up and massage into the scalp and hair.
3. Leave on for 3 minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Piolang CP-1 Premium Silk Ampoule (RM 6). A concentrated protein care for hair that's soft and silky. The leave-on ampoule is said to have long-lasting effect that claims to:
- Give salon effects at home
- Prevents damage from heat
- Prevents dryness of hair
- Instantly gives the hair a healthy sheen

The ampoule contains:
1. Hydrolyzed Silk - Nourishes both the inside and outside of hair for a smooth finish.
2. Quinoa Seed Extract - Protects hair from heat and helps protein absorption to hair.
3. Amino Acid Complex - Contains 17 Amino Acids that mimic the hair's natural state to repair damange.
4. 6 Vegetable Oils - Sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil, Drumstick seed oil.
5. Low-molecular Protein - Low-molecular proteins such as hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed elastin and hydrolyzed keratin deeply repair hair.
6. Free! Safe Ingredients - No addition of CMIT/MIT&MIT sole ingredients, 6 types of paraben, Triethanolamine and artificial colour.

How to Use:
1. Apply a small amount to the ends of damaged hair before or after use of dryer.
2. Apply on whenever your hair feels dry.

Real Skin The Healthy Protein Hair Ampoule - Black Bean. Protein components in the black beans help to leave the hair healthy and shiny. It is suitable for all hair type including oil hair too. Many ampoules are leave-on type, but this is a washable type fresh hair ampoule.

The amount of ampoule to be used is depending on the length of your hair:
- Long hair: Use 1 syringe
- Short hair: Use 1/2 syringe

How to Use:
1. After shampooing, apply an appropriate amount (depending on your hair length) evenly onto the hair.
2. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse clean with warm water.

Petitfee Koelf Deep Scalp Purifying Swab. Fresh scalp cleaning swab to remove unpleasant odour, remove oil and waste, and relieves scalp itching. The methol and tea tree leaf oil refreshing the scalp too.

The swab contains 5 aroma oil complex:
- Rosemary oil
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Orange oil

Mise-en-scene Perfect Repair Mask Pack. Easy-to-use steam hair mask pack. Intensive nourishing repair for extremely damage hair.

How to Use:
1. Lightly dry wet hair after shampooing, apply an even amount onto the hair.
2. Wear hot oil coated steam hair mask cap and massage in till evenly distributed.
3. Use the built-in sticker to adjust the head size. (remove paper of sticker)
4. Gently massage into hair and leave in for 5 to 15 minutes before removing and rinsing thoroughly.

Suaviss Argan Trial Sample Kit. The sample kit includes Argan Scalp Hair Shampoo and Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner.

Suaviss Argan Scalp Shampoo:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- High-moisture shampoo
- Natural herbal extract
- Refreshed feeling

Suaviss Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- For damaged hair
- Natural herbal extract
- Shiny hair

We always put lots of effort in taking care of our skin, but not our hair and scalp. As we age, our hair ages too. To have that shining silky, making sure our hair & scalp is in healthy condition is a very important step. If you don't have the time to shop for hair care or not sure what hair care to invest in, The Rapunzel Secret Box is a good way to go. From shampoo to treatment products, they have it all!

You can get The Rapunzel Secret Box at Althea website for RM 99 ONLY!. Also, you can check out their Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Boat Noodle @ Empire Damansara, PJ: Prosperity Yum CNY 2018

Chinese New Year is a season to eat and eat and eat and eat......... Well, I don't know about you but Chinese New Year is the time for me to enjoy lots of snacks and delicacies. As if my makan list is not already long enough, I've recently added Boat Noodle onto my list!

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Boat Noodle has introduced some new dishes.

Thai Fried Chicken (RM 12.90). I'm not usually a fan of fried chicken (yes, I am THAT weird), but the juiciness of this Thai Fried Chicken actually made me ordered it again on my second visit to Boat Noodle. The chicken is so well-marinated, and the crispy skin is just irresistible.

Prosperity Yum - Beef/Chicken (RM 1.99/bowl). A new addition to their menu, Prosperity Yum is actually tom yum soup. If you love spicy food, you might find the tom yum doesn't really pack with heat, but you can always add the condiments to spice up your bowl of noodles. Also, you can choose to have it with springy noodles or Thai rice noodles.

Blue Butterfly (RM 5.50). Drinks made from blue pea flower seems to be quite a hit recently. I really like the purplish-blue colour of the drink.

After mixing with lemon juice, it turns into a beautiful purple colour! Not only it is very Instagrammable, it is actually a very refreshing drink to have.

Mango Smoothie (RM 5.50). Looking for something on the sweeter side, the icy Mango Smoothie might be just for you.
Apart from Chinese restaurants and cafes, Boat Noodle is actually a nice place to have gatherings with friends. Nothing too formal, plus their pricing is really reasonable. Oh ya, their Chinese New Year special dishes will only be available till end of February. So hurry up before you missed it!

To know more updates about Boat Noodle, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: G-3-A, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm DAILY
Contact: +6010 768 3525

Swissvita: Acne Solution Soothing Cleansing Cream & 3D Micrite All Use Eye Cream

Hey ladies, how is new year treating all of you? I had a very interesting start of 2018 and many things are already started to fall in place. Honestly, I'm excited and quite nervous at the same time, but looking forward to what is in store for me throughout the year.

With all these actions from church and work stuff going on, I could hardly find time to rest and I can see it is already stressing my skin out - breakouts and dark circles underneath my eyes. Thank God, Swissvita landed on my doorstep again and this time is their Acne Solution Soothing Cleansing Cream & 3D Micrite All Use Eye Cream.

This is my 2nd time trying out products from Swissvita. I had a very pleasant experience with their serum before this, and I'm very excited to tryout their cleanser and eye cream! Before I go any further with these 2 products, let's talk about Swissvita for a brief moment.

Swissvita believes in natural beauty by using nature's best-kept ingredients to deliver skin that is clearer, brighter and beautiful. The key element in their products is an ingredient named AC-11Ⓡ, a safe plant-base and water-soluble plant extract that can only be found in the Amazon Rainforest and clinically proven to:

1. Repair your DNA
2. Reduce skin damage from skin and daily life activities
2. Double the production of Collagen 3 to help you have younger looking skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines

Swissvita Acne Solution Soothing Cleansing Cream (RM 80). According to dermatologists, the cleansing cream is the best in keeping your skin clean and clear. If you are battling with adult acne, you'd want something that contains citric acid, which works in keeping the pores clear, as it targets the stubborn acne bacteria that causes breakouts.

Though the cleanser doesn't stay on the skin very long and probably also a step that many would neglect to do it properly, it can help to exfoliate the skin and clean out dead skin cells and oils that clog pores. Once the pores are unclogged, your skin will be acne free!

Some of the characteristics of the cleansing cream:

- Unclog and reduces the appearance of pores
- Medical-grade products
- Anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant
- It's citric acid-based to treat everything from blackheads to breakouts.
- Plant extract to balance-out oil, especially in the T-zone
- Fast action and it is an effective treatment for various types of acne. Improve the acne condition within 1 week.

The cleanser has a milky texture, but not those runny types. Massage a small amount of cleanser onto damped skin all over the face, and you'd notice mild foam will start to form. Rinse thoroughly, gently pats dry and you are good to do. I cleanser is almost fragrant-free and suitable for oil skin & combination skin. I have dry and combination skin, so I find it to be a bit drying after using it. Also, I noticed some breakouts around my T-zone after using the cleanser. Though it says can be use daily day and night, I only use it twice a week to cleanse my skin.

Swissvita 3D Micrite All Use Eye Cream (RM 115). Finding an eye cream that works is really a matter of trial & error. You'd never know which one actually work, plus they don't come cheap as well. I have been hunting for eye cream for years, and I dare say many have not delivered. So, when I received the 3D Micrite All Use Eye Cream from Swissvita, I was really looking forward to see how it works for me.

The eye cream is non-greasy, paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and water based. It comes with a aluminium sealed package that prevents the risk of contamination by external air pressure.

To open the tube:

Step 1: Take off the lid, bottle cap and red safety ring.
Step 2: Re-tighten bottle cap to open. A sharp point in the cap will poke open into the foil.

I tried taking a photo of the tip, but due to the pressure after poking the cap by re-tightening the bottle cap, the eye cream can't stop oozing out from the tube.

The characteristics of the eye cream:

- Instant lifting in just 7 seconds
- Say goodbye to dark circles & puffy eyes in 7 hours
- Reduce fine lines in 7 days
- Erase crow feet

Though it says eye cream, it is actually has the texture of an eye gel. The gel is very light and it gets absorbed into my skin very fast every time I apply it. A small dot of the eye cream goes a long way, and it doesn't leave any greasy residue after applying. I noticed slight improvement on my dark circles and I like that it doesn't give me problem like milia seeds.

You can purchase the both the Swissvita Ace Solution Soothing Cleansing Cream & Swissvita 3D Micrite All Use Eye Cream at AEON Dato Onn, Johor Bahru. To purchase online, you can find it on www.allyoung.my, Hermo, Zalora & Lazada.

I have a special discount for all of you!! When you purchase at www.allyoung.my, just key in SWA10 and you'll get RM10 off with NO MINIMUM SPENDING. The code is valid till 28th February 2018.

Canton Kitchen老招牌中餐馆 @ Glo Damansara, KL: Enjoy a Satisfying CNY Meal within RM100!

Few days more to Chinese New Year! Are you ready to snack on CNY delicacies and have some satisfying reunion dinner? If you are still thinking where to go for reunion dinner with your loved ones without breaking the bank, make your way to Canton Kitchen then! With less than RM 100 per person, you can have a delicious reunion dinner that leaves everyone feeling satisfied! What better way to kick-start your Chinese New Year!

Osmanthus Chinese Yam. Chilled and crunchy Chinese Yam drizzled with fresh orange juice is a perfectly refreshing starter. The subtle floral note of the Osmanthus is a nice surprise.

Vinegar Peanut. I love peanut but this is my first time mixing vinegar into peanut. The acidity of the vinegar and the nuttiness is very appetizing.

Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang.

Yee Sang is a must have during Chinese New Year.

Steamed Patin Fish, Prawn & Cuttlefish Ball with Salted Black Bean. When a fish is fresh, you really don't need to add a lot of unnecessary sauces or gravy. On the other hand, the simple soy sauce and salted black bean nicely bring out the sweetness of the fish.

Braised Spring Chicken with Ham & Abalone. This is probably the most luxury dish in the set we had. Apart from the smooth spring chicken, each of us get to have an entire abalone to ourselves! We were told the proper way to eat this is to add in the greens and mushrooms after we are half-way through the pot. The soup is thick, starchy and super pack with flavours! Perfect to have especially during rainy days. OK, I'm seriously missing this dish right now.... T__T

Yam Basket & BBQ Pork Ribs. Ribs are probably my favourite part to eat. I was surprise how fork tender these ribs are and generously coated with sticky, finger-licking good gravy. A total yum!

Claypot Mix Vegetables. A claypot of mix vegetables is a nice break from all the meat half-way through the meal, especially when all the vegetables and mushrooms have soaked up all the goodness of the soup.

Chinese Sausage Steam Rice with Pickled Cabbage. I'm never a fan of Chinese sausage and claypot rice kind of dish. So I actually find this to be ok, but my friends seem to really enjoy the rice a lot.

Ice Cream Potato Balls. I fell in love with the potato balls when I first had it in Canton Kitchen. Unlike many potato balls you'd find elsewhere, they use actual potatoes to make the balls. The crispy texture and sweetness of the potato balls paired with Vanilla ice cream made me want to have more of the desserts. 

A pot of Chinese tea is perfect to cleanse the palate and wash down the food.

We have the CNY Pacakage which is RM 698 for 8 pax, and you only need to add an extra of RM 78/pax if you have more than 8 person. With less than RM100 you can enjoy a full Chinese New Year meal!! I don't think I've ever seen anywhere offering such a good deal, honestly. If you have yet decided where to have your reunion meal or Chinese New Year gathering, Canton Kitchen is definitely a good choice.

To know more update on Canton Kitchen, check out their WebsiteFacebook and Instagram

Canton Kitchen @ Sunway Velocity
2-04 & 2-05, 2nd Floor, Sunway Velocity Mall
Lingkaran SV Sunway Velocity
55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2712 3066
Operation Hours: 11am to 10pm DAILY

Canton Kitchen @ Glo Damansara
1.20 & 1.21, Level 1,  Glo Damansara
No.699, Jalan Damansara
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7731 9810
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm DAILY