Dr.Morita: Facial Sheet Mask Review

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Taking good care of our skin is more than just proper cleansing and applying skin care. Facial mask plays a very important role too. Today, I'm going to talk about 2 facial sheet masks from Dr. Morita - Repair Essence Ultra Slim Facial Mask and Pearl Whitening Facial Mask.
Dr. Morita originated from Taiwan, where the Morita Department Store was opened in 1935. After years of researches and development, Dr. Morita set up a research centre in Japan in 2000, with the help of Japanese technology. Facial mask products were developed and sold. In 2004. the brand expanded the scale of production in Taiwan and developed facial masks based in medical concepts. 
Dr, Morita was awarded Best Facial Mask in 2008 and 2009 from the Watson pharmaceutical chain stores in Taiwan, It was also become a very popular brand in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and became the No.1 facial sheet mask in less than 2 years.
I had the chance to try out 2 of their facial sheet masks, and let's start with the Repair Essence Ultra Slim Facial Mask (personally, I called it "snail mask"~~~).
There are 5 pieces of mask in one box, and the mask contains:
a) Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract: Give you supple, firmed and moisturized skin.
b) Snail Secretion Filtrate: Moisturizes and repairs the skin, and actively helps in promoting skin cells regeneration for a youthful glow!
c) Organic Buddleja Davidii Extract: Reduces the loss of skin's natural production of hyaluronic acid, thereby making the skin more supple and moisturized. Contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties and helps in capturing free radicals, which is responsible for aging and tissue damage.
d) Organic Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract: Suitable for soothing sensitive skin and has repairing efficacy.

The sheet mask is really thin and almost transparent. As for the size, I would say the mask sit considerably comfortable on my face. Same as the usual facial sheet masks, there was slight fragrance to the sheet mask. Though, personally I would prefer facial masks that do not have any fragrance or have very very minimal fragrance to it. In addition, the essence get absorbed easily and did not leave any sticky residue on the skin
I think my skin looks less dull after using the mask, and felt more supple too. Somehow, it seems brighter too.
Next, is the Pearl Whitening Facial Mask!
As the name suggested, the mask has some sort of whitening effect. Same goes to the Pearl Whitening Facial Mask, it comes with 5 pieces of sheet mask and it contains:
a) Tranexamic Acid: New generation of whitening ingredient in evening out skin tone and has brightening effect.
b) Pearl Powder, Maris Sal (Hydrolyzed Pearl): Dilute the dull and brightened up the skin tone.
c) Alpha-Arbutin: Effectively keeps skin bright and clean.
d) Hyaluronic Acid: Ultra moisturizing factor, sustainable all-day deep hydration to lock in moisture, making the skin supple, firm and smooth.
The sheet mask is really thin and almost transparent. As for the size, I would say the mask sit considerably comfortable on my face. Same as the usual facial sheet masks, there was slight fragrance to the sheet mask. Though, personally I would prefer facial masks that do not have any fragrance or have very very minimal fragrance to it. In addition, the essence get absorbed easily and did not leave any sticky residue on the skin
Apart from feeling more hydrating, I don't see much results from this masks. Probably I would need to apply the mask a few more times in order to see more visible results.
I believe most of us know how to use a facial sheet mask, but just in case you are not too sure - cleanse your face thoroughly before apply the mask. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes (DO NOT USE LONGER THAN THAT!!). Remove the mask and gently massage around the face for the essence to be fully absorbed by the skin. Not necessary to rinse off.
Famed for its ultra-effective pharmaceutical grade facial masks, Dr. Morita has finally set its foot in Malaysia! Dr, Morita complete range of products are now exclusively at Guardian pharmacy nationwide! The facial masks retails at RM 22.90 whereas the facial watery cream/sleeping masks are priced at RM 39.90. I would say the pricing are quite reasonable.
To know more about Dr. Morita, you may visit their Facebook and Instagram.


Ramadhan Buffet at Utara Coffee House @ Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya

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Time flies and it's the season for Ramadhan again. Thinking where should you go to celebrate this joyous occasion? How about a "Berbuka Puasa" night at Utara Coffee House in Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya?

Themed "Sinar Ramadan", the team at Utara Coffee House will be cooking up a gastronomic storm of mouth-watering traditional and international favourites. With more than 100 dishes available, Executive Chef Chew Teik Chye promises to showcase a wide selection of dishes that emphasizes on a variety of flavours and scent that will excite your palate after a long day of fasting.

Couple of weeks ago, Joe and I had the chance to drop by the hotel to try out the buffet spread. We had a good time trying out the dishes (so many of them!!).

For Appetizers & Salad, you'll have the usual fresh oysters, sushi and maki rolls. At the same time, you can enjoy varieties of ulam with sambal belacan, cincaluk, various type of pickles and many more.

A series of Daily Kerabu with local touch.

For the hot food, you have the choices of rice, noodles, rendang and something more international such as roast lamb.

There were too many dishes on the spread and these are only a small part of the delicious food that we had from the coffee house!

Last but not least, some sweet treats and desserts to end the meal. There were so many options to choose from - pudding, baklava, 10 types of Malay kuihs to assorted ice cream and many more,

These are just part of the dishes that we had in the buffet, and Utara Coffee House has many more mouth-watering dishes to offer. Head over to the coffee house NOW to savour your favourites at the "Sinar Ramadan Buffet Dinner" priced at RM 78++ per adult and RM 39++ per child. You can start enjoying the buffet from 6th June 2016 - 5th July 2016.

Good news for all of you! They are having an early bird promo where you can purchase their Early Bird Vouchers between 1st May 2016 - 6th June 2016 to enjoy buy five (5) FREE one (1) voucher.

If you missed out on the early bird promo, don't worry! You can still enjoy the Super Value Vouchers - buy ten (10) FREE one (1) by purchasing the vouchers from 6th June 2016 onwards.

To mark the end of the fasting month and welcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Utara Coffee House will be also be having a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hi-Tea Buffet priced at RM 65++ per adult, RM 45++ per senior citizens and RM 34++ per child on 7th & 8th July 2016 from 12pm to 4pm.

To recap:

Buffet: Sinar Ramadan Buffet Dinner
Price: RM 78++/adult, RM 39++/child
Date: 6th June - 5th July 2016

Promo 1: Early Bird Voucher - Buy 5 FREE 1
Date: 1st May - 6th June 2016

Promo 2: Super Value Vouchers - Buy 10 FREE 1
Date: 6th June 2016 onwards

Buffet: Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hi-Tea Buffet
Price: RM 65++/adult, RM 45++/senior citizen, RM 34++/child
Date: 7th & 8th July 2016
Time: 12pm to 4pm

For more information and reservation, please call Utara Coffee House at +603 7954 6888 (ext. 4557). Also, you can visit Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya website to know more.


Oshan Infinite Collage Drink

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Collagen drinks have been in the market for YEARS and someone who are into beauty; I have tried various brands in the market. To be very honest, some of them work and others not so. Today, I would like to share a new collagen drink that I've tried on earlier this year - Oshan Infinite Collagen Drink.

The collagen drink came in hard paper box with 20 sachets in it. Each sachet contains 20g of collagen powder.

Oshan Infinite is made from 100% natural ingredients, and the uniquely invented formula strengthens the essence of the 100% natural ingredients in the collagen drink, brings the exclusive TRIPLE ACTION of Oshan Infinite:

1. PROTECT - OPC, Olive fruits extract and astaxanthin provide a strong shield for the skin from free radicals, harmful ultraviolet light, sunlight, inflammation and toxin.
2. RETAIN - Hydrolized collagen & Hyaluronic acid retains the moisture content and the texture of the skin layers.
3. REGENERATE - Rose placenta, apple and grape stem cell regenerate the skin cell as well as other part of our body for its natural healing property.

Take 1 sachet daily for the first week of consumption preferably before breakfast or before bed time. Subsequently, consume 1 sachet every alternate day. Mix 1 sachet of 200ml cool or cold water, stir well and consume immediately.

I drink the collage every morning before breakfast, and mixed it with room temperature water. Because I really don't like drink cool or cold water in the morning. I was quite surprised how easily the powder dissolved, and the drink tasted good too. It tasted very much like Ribena to me.

There might not be too drastic changes, but some of my acne scars have definitely lightened and I can also see slight improvement on my open pores too. As for other results, I believe it will take a few more months to really see them.

If you are looking for a collagen drink to try out, you may give Oshan Infinite a try. You can check out Alpro Pharmacy and Lazada to know more on the products or get it at RM 243.80 for a box.


April Unboxing with Cubecrate!

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Goodbye April, hello May! Time flies and I can't believe that we are already in May!! If you have read my previous posts, you'll know that I'll be posting my monthly unboxing with Cubecrate. They have been sending a lot of awesome products (especially the beauty products, YAY!!)

For their April box, it's all about FOOD!!!!!!! For a foodie, I'm truly excited to see what's inside my box~~~ ^_^

Homemade Eggless Chocolate Cupcake from Fraiche Designer Delectables.

The cupcake was beautiful. I was quite worry that it might be too sweet but the cupcake turned out to be really yummy! It chocolate cake was moist and the icing wasn't too sweet. On top of these, it's an eggless cupacake, so perfect for everyone!

Homemade coconut candy from For Goodness Cakes. A nice afternoon sweet snack to go with my coffee! If you are into healthy eating and homemade dishes, this cafe at Hartamas is definitely your place to drop by. Plus, they are a child-friendly cafe too!

Talk about coffee, thanks Coffee & Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) for the creamy Nescafe! Just what I needed when rushing for articles. ^_^

Another yummy treats to go with my Nescafe - New Zealand butter cookies.

Fresh juice from S Juicer Cafe. 150ml of cold pressed raw juices with no added colouring, no added water, no processed sweetener, no preservatives and no HPP. The juice I received was citrusy with  a very subtle celery taste too it. I'm not a fan of celery but I liked the refreshing citrusy flavours in it.

Wild honey stick, courtesy of The Honey Hearts Cafe. Do check out their cafe at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre if you are a fan of honey.

Want to know more about Cubecrate? Visit their website and follow their Facebook and Instagram to know more about their updates. Get your surprises NOW!!