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Monday, July 13, 2020

Glamping Experience at Tiarasa Escapes Resort , Janda Baik Pahang

Monday, July 13, 2020 0 Comments


Recently, I have an opportunity to experience Glamping for the first time in my life. It was more of a short family vacation with two sisters and my parent. We drove all the way from KL to Janda Baik, Pahang. We reached there around 3pm on Friday. We chose a weekday to avoid the havoc weekend crowd. 

Tiarasa Escapes Resort is the luxury tented accommodation spread across 7 acres surrounded with beautiful lush green rainforest and small streams. You can find many dragonflies here. That shows the non-polluted environment. The brainchild of this amazing place is non-other than Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina who is just like me a big fan of Enid Blyton 's Faraway Tree and Secret Seven series. I would say this place is more like a great city life escapes place.
She gets her inspiration from her stayed in Berber tent at Sir Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco. 



This is the lounge near the reception area. The Pua Kumbu motive print spread and Iban styled handicraft decoration is everywhere.


I fall in love with the terrarium here. Don't forget to try out their welcome drink such as Lemongrass cooler. Taste super refreshing. 




There are 20 safari styled tented villas and 5 treetop villa sprawled around this beautiful landscape place.


Since there are 5 of us in the family, we checked in to Rajah Brooke 1 which is located near the reception with a beautiful blue lagoon pool front. You will see many lemongrasses around this place which makes the place fragrance with lemongrass scents. You can't find any mosquitoes flying around due to this awesome lemongrass scents.


There you go...our first safari styled tented experience. Rajah Brooke has 2 rooms which divided with the living room as a partition and it has 2 bathrooms too. The villa here has plenty of light due to the windows from the mesh. We draw down the curtains for our privacy since the pool was just right in front of our tent.



This is the look from one of the room. If you want to see the other room. Please check out my room tour video HERE.


Like I said earlier, there are 2 bathrooms. One with the door lock and one is a spacious bathroom with this open space tub and no door at all. Just a curtain. My sisters and I were so insecure to use this bathroom. It looks obviously stylish and like a dream house bathroom but ....we don't use to it when we have the chance. 


We ordered a picnic set by the stream. Since we are not a big eater so we ordered only one set which is for 2 people. 



I have the full view of the stream in my video. The small stream here comes from the Enderong River that runs along the resort. Yes! you can play inside this stream too. You can check out there. Love the sounds of water flowing and it was a sunny and windy day at the same time. I kind of love the atmosphere. It was not a usual activity for any of us, so it was wonderful to experience.


My sisters and I just have some photography session and explore the surrounding while waiting for our hi-tea set to be served. You can enjoy the swing and hammock but we just enjoy the swing while waiting.



The hi-tea set came with 2 packs of fried mee hoon, 3 tiers assorted local cakes like the mini banana balls, onde onde, dimsum, tarts, samosa and spring rolls, assorted fruits, orange drinks and hot tea.


Nighttime came. You can pay some money to the resort for a BBQ dinner and an open-air movie night. They also have a bonfire night where you can grill marshmallow too. I heard they will serve you with popcorn during dinner too. Our family are not wealthy to spend our hard earn money,  just like that. We wish to do all that too. But we spent quite a lot on this vacation already. Sooooo...


We ordered the room service for dinner during the check in to be served at 8pm. We only ordered 3 sets and 1 dessert to share among 5 of us. As I said we are not a big eater and the food came in a huge portion too.

We tried the highly recommended such as Nasi Ulam with Ayam Merah, Laksa Sarawak and the oxtail soup which serve with white rice. My Mum especially loves the oxtail soup and the brownies with ice cream. After dinner, we played some MGAG The Malaysia Dreams card and the Bad Dog game. ALERT! No TV here. So plan some activities to kill time.



Time to sleep. The room only has the fan and noisy portable air-cond. We off the air-cond since it was so noisy. We pull the canvas curtain down but since this is a tent-style concept, it still has the outdoor atmosphere with the wind pass through the mesh wire surrounding the tent. So, expect a chilly cold night with the sounds of crickets, frogs and other animals to accompany the rest of your night. 

For my case, I have froggy and cricket trying to invite me for karaoke session all night. huhuhuh....Did I sleep well? Obviously no. I am a light sleeper. The chill weather makes it worst for me. 



Since I don't really enjoy my sleep here. I went out for a morning walk to explore the resorts surrounding. I walked up to the treetop styled room and the vegetable farm which located right at the end of the resort. You can watch that in my video. It was a lovely morning and the air was so refreshing there. 


Both my sisters enjoy the trampoline jump for their first time in life. If my waist and knee are in good condition, I would jump in too. muahahaha....but I chose to walk and did some light run around the resort.


You can opt to have your breakfast picnic style by the stream or in the room too. We requested our breakfast to be served at the resort outdoor restaurant.  I was really glad that the weather was super nice that day. We enjoy our east meet western style of breakfast. The nasi lemak here was super duper delicious. The hot coffee was awesome too. 

We spend our time lazy around the resort and not once we feel bored here. Everything was awesome here. Money well spent! If you come with children, your children will enjoy it too. There are many fun activities waiting for them here. 



Overall, I will rate my first glamping experience here at Tiarasa Escapes as 5 stars for the ambience. I love the fresh air here which I seldom get it when in KL. Splurge a bit of your hard-earned money to reward yourself and enjoy this as once in a lifetime experience. Life is short!

Tiarasa Escapes - Glamping Resort @ Janda Baik Address : Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong , Pahang.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

How To DIY Scented Candle using Beewax

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 0 Comments


My first-time candle making was during one of the beauty workshops, I attended a few years back. It was so much fun but as usual time constraint during this kind of workshop. So, I don't get to enjoy it longer. They taught us to meltdown the soy wax, then mix it with essential oil and decorate with some dried flowers back then.
I always wanted to try out bee wax candles making. I bought the bee wax last year. Finally, I have the courage to meltdown one on my own. I was a bit sceptical with my own ability to DIY this. hahaha... I gave this a shot, anyway! I have nothing to lose if this didn't work out. Oppssss...maybe some bee wax, my precious essential oil and time. muahahaha...

I don't really use any exact measurements. Everything just as what I feel right🤭.

Step 1 💮 Melt bee wax pellets. I used a double boiler as if melting chocolate.😝

Step 2 💮 Take out from the heat after all the wax 100% melt. Wait for 3 seconds.

Step 3 💮 Mix with some Virgin Coconut oil. I just estimate around half of VCO from the melted wax. Stir the mixture well.

Step 4 💮 Drop in my favourite essential oils.  I used one batch lavender mix rose geranium EO and another batch I mixed lavender with lemon eo. Stir the mixture really well.

Step 5 💮 Pour in the melted wax mixture into the glass jar which already prepares with the wick of your choice. In this batch, I used wood wick. I soaked the wood wick with coconut oil and leave it overnight before place it in the glass jar.

Let your candle to rest for at least one or two days, to make sure the wax dries up really well to avoid any hollow or tunnel forming. I used bee wax instead of soy wax since I read the bee wax can function as an air purifier too.

I won't say this is a success until I am able to burn this candle in another 2 or 3 days. Do follow me in my instagram@cindyreena and Facebook page @Princesscindyrina for more results update.

Happy candle making.😍

Watch below video for more on my candle making experience.





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Monday, July 6, 2020

Why Skin Hydration is Important?

Monday, July 06, 2020 0 Comments


Hydrate! hydrate! that's the word the beautician keep telling me during my visit to facial treatment before MCO. At that point my thinking always..."I drink plenty of water what? What's the problem?" Well, the beautician obviously were talking about my skin hydration. As the ageing process, it is natural for our skin to lose up some of the essential nutrition just like our body too.

Dehydrated skin occurs when there's a lack of water in the skin. Not like you can feed your skin with water, right? 

How the dehydrated skin looks like?

Well, the dehydrated skin usually looks dull and show premature signs of ageing such as wrinkles and loss of elasticity. You can easily tell on the dehydrated skin if you notice some of the symptoms below :

* More sensitive fine lines and wrinkles start to appear
* You skin feel itchy
* Dull skin 
* Dark under-eye circles or your eyes always look tired and sunken.

Still unable to tell? You can do the simple dehydrated skin test at home, which I call it " Self pinching test".

Dehydrated skin test :


1. Pinch small portion of skin on your cheek, abdomen, check or even the back of your hand. Then hold for a few seconds.

2. Release it. Then if your skin snaps back or bounces back means you are likely safe. Not dehydrated.

3. If your skin takes a few seconds to bounce back means... you definitely need help. You are likely dehydrated.

You can repeat this process in other skin areas too.

By the way, don't get confused between dehydrated skin and dry skin. Dry skin most likely oily or combination skin where skin complexion lacks oils or lipids. If your skin appears flaky and dry appearance then most likely you are suffering for dry skin too.

Other dry skin symptoms:

* scaly appearance
* redness and irritation
* white flakes
* sudden eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

As for me, my skin is more dehydrated on the face and dry in the leg and other parts of the body.

I used to apply the whole range of dehydration skin series for my face skin and hydration lotion for other parts of the body. Since the hydration gets better.  These days, I more focus on brightening skincare series and just apply hydration face mask sheet on alternate days in a week. But the cost can be expensive.




Recently, I found a mask sheet which gives me up to 72 hours of hydration power. Yes! we are talking about a serum which will last on your skin for 3 days. I highly recommend this especially for a busy woman and also for those who are looking for cost efficiency skincare. Most of all, this mask is made in Malaysia. Yeah! I am playing my part in building up the economy by supporting local products.



IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Acid Silk Mask claimed as the world 1st Ultimate Hydrating Mask with 8 types of Hyaluronic Acid. I only know Hyaluronic Acid is one must-have ingredient for Hydration. I don't even know they have many types of Hyaluronic Acid.

Let me write through what is the 8 types of Hyaluronic Acid means :

1. Hyaluronic Acid 


Increases fundamental moisture inside of skin by promoting the generation of Aquaporic3.

2. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid


Improves moisturizing level inside of skin maintaining moist skin.

3. Potassium Hyaluronate


Drags water from inside of the skin to the surface part, supplying moisture constantly.

4. Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate


Non-sticky, better affinity to the skin surface and moisture retention ability.

5. Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate


A cationic hyaluronic acid which keeps water into the skin by forming moisture film.

6. Sodium Hyaluronate


Attracts water around the skin, preventing water from evaporation and forming a moisture film.

7. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer


Keeps and store water in the skin and prevents wrinkles by forming moisturizing curtains.

8. Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate


Able to penetrate deep inside the skin due to its small-sized molecules through hydrolysis of Sodium Hyaluronate. 

IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Acid Silk Mask claimed 8 immediate beneficial effects with just 1 sheet :

* Hydrating
* Moisturizing
* Whitening
* Repair / Protecting
* Soothing
* Refining
* Purifying
* Re-energizing



My experience trying out IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Acid Silk Mask :

The silk mask sheet is really soft and soaked with essence. I applied it on well-cleansed skin for around 10 minutes. I don't want to soak more than 10 minutes and overdosed my skin. I was so pleased with the immediate effect with just one application.


Love that my dull skin turns out brighter than usual and the moisturising level is much better than usual. I could say my skin look much better and healthier even after 3 days. Good news for this lazy woman here. I can keep my skincare routine short. IMBZ gives me good skincare as if I have been applying the mask every day. Totally love the result of this mask. For a local product, I have nothing to say but praise for its good quality. This mask is suitable for all skin types too.

If you don't want to experience premature ageing, just keep your skin hydrated and don't give a lame 'I am busy!' excuse. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes of your time for every 72 hours of your time to care for your skin. You can never reverse back ageing but you can slow down the process. Hydrate! Hydrate! This routine is important for your skin. No one will love you unless you love yourself first!

Check below video of me trying out IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Acid silk mask.




I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our IMBZ Beauty a Malaysian brand name. They bring to you Malaysia's first and only fully mechanised sheet mask manufacturer. IMBZ mask sheet was created based on our busy life where everyone overemphasizes in speed and efficiency. Rather than spending more time in skincare and always giving no time to care for skin, IMBZ inspires to create skincare that is the most direct and easy way to cure skin problems in a targeted way.

For more information about IMBZ, please visit and follow their official page below :

Facebook page@ImbzBeauty

Instagram page: @Imbz_beauty

Official websitehttp://imbz.vip/


By the way, you can follow IMBZ Instagram to purchase this awesome mask and if I am not mistaken they will launch on 17th July 2020. I bet there will be a good deal up for you to grab.

Follow me in my Instagram @Cindyreena for another mask from IMBZ Beauty which is IMBZ Aquagenius Coldmed Mask. I am going to review this a beautiful and special place soon.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bye Bye Pores the All New Range From PINK By Pure Beauty

Wednesday, July 01, 2020 0 Comments




Have you heard about this brand Pink by Pure Beauty? You won't miss them if you are a frequent Watson store. The bright pink and vibrant packaging will definitely catch your girly eyes. Recently PINK by Pure Beauty returns with a comprehensive new range for a healthy skin that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. 


I have unboxed this full range of PINK by Pure Beauty for my skin testing for the review. So what is this new range all about?
The PINK by Pure Beauty latest range is targeting three key pores problems which are :

1. Clogged pores
2. Pigmented pores
3. Sagging pores

Do you know that it is important to maintain a clean pore and keep it healthy? Why is it important?
If you leave the excess oils, dirt and buildup in your pores it will increase sagging, stretching and enlarging of the pores. Don't complaint, I don't warn you on this! Don't complaint if other people skin is more beautiful than yours.

As for me, I always look for brightening features in my skincare since I have a dull skin condition. But at the same time, I don't neglect my pores to avoid sagging and unhealthy skin. 

What causes clogged pores and how to get rid of this?


Clogged pores cause by the excessive build-up of whiteheads and blackheads on your skin. If you don't have that budget to visit beauty centre for a few times a month treatment, then the only solution for clogged pores is to do deep cleansing and sebum regulation.

What causes pigmented pores and how to reduce this on your skin?


Pigmented pores can make your skin look really ugly. It usually causes by melanin generated inside pores dug to appear darker and pigmentation occurs around the pore area. You can reduce pigmented pores by deep cleansing and refine skin tone.

What causes sagging pores and how to firm it back up?


Well, sagging pores can make you look older than your original age. The sagging pores caused by the lack of elasticity and dryness of the pores. You can prevent this or counter this with pore tightening, pore minimizing and hydration.

You don't have that big beauty funds for a thousand beauty centre skin treatment? Don't worry! You can get your own pore treatments and maintain healthy-looking pores with Pink by Pure Beauty new range Bye Bye Pores which easily available at your favourite store Watson.

This newest range Bye Bye Pores from PINK by Pure Beauty main ingredients is its potent pink flower complex and the powers of Korea's famous Jeju's Volcanic ash and thermal spring water which added its glowing magic. Those two ingredients blend up together with pink clay and newly added ingredient activated carbon, this will generate to tighten the pores, control oil and refine the skin. The newly added ingredients key purpose is for sebum control which is to purify dead skin and absorb excessive sebum.

Let me write through the full range of Bye Bye Pores from PINK by Pure Beauty.





Bye Bye Pore Cleansing Foam


This is a mild foaming cleanser. You just need to lather the cleanser onto your palm softly and gently clean your face with it before wash off thoroughly from your skin. It helps to rinse away dirt and impurities and leave your skin clean and soft.




Bye Bye Pore Toner


To me it just a usual toner texture. The lightweight, fast-absorbing feature makes me love this more and more. It helps to soothe and hydrates skin by removing residue left on the skin.


Bye Bye Pore Essense


This silky smooth light pink essence helps to moisturiser and recharge skin. I have tried this and the texture is lightweight and fast-absorbing. My skin feels plump up and smoothens after one application. 



Bye Bye Pore Clay Mask


I tried this clay mask on my 'T' zones section and it feels like usual other clay except for you will feel a bit of the hint of heat sensation, which I guess from that carbonize ingredients mentioned earlier. You just need to apply this around 10 to 15 minutes before rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. I did it for 10 minutes. I can feel this clay mask helps to revives and affiliates my skin by absorbing sebum and purifying the clogged pores which make my skin instantly radiant and clear.





Bye Bye Pore Drying Lotion


This is my first time applying drying lotion. At one glance, I thought this is our oldies happy lotion water-based foundation. Don't get me wrong. This is not even a foundation. huhuh..
This fast-acting drying lotion contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil to fight against pore problems and improve the appearance of troublesome skin. If you have uneven skin, apply this for a fair and flawless skin effect. I am really hooked by this lotion.




Bye Bye Pore Peeling Pad


I am an avid fan of Pure Beauty makeup remover wipes purely because of the texture of the wipes. This two-sided peeling pad helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin by sweeping away dead skin and excess sebum. It helps soothing and refining your skin in just one step. Try this for yourself and you know what I mean by this. You won't regret!



So Smooth Pudding Cream


This water-based lightweight pudding cream not only look delicious but also heavenly effect onto your skin. Say bye-bye pigmentation, dryness, redness and dullness. One of my favourite moisturiser which gives me a fresh radiant and flawless rosy glow.

Psst... PINK by Pure Beauty Products is Paraben Free, Lanolin Free and Alcohol-Free.

Interested to purchase the all-new Bye Bye Pores range from PINK by Pure Beauty?
Check out all leading Watson stores nationwide and online offering 15% discounts on all range

Visit the official Watson store: https://www.watsons.com.my/

Watson Office Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/watsonsmalaysia/

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The FOREO Secret to Never Wasting Money on Beauty Spa Package

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 0 Comments




Most women dreaming over having that kind of life where you have a weekly privilege visit to the beauty salon to pamper yourself after hard day work. For those who have experienced beauty facial pampering moment will understand the feeling on every beauty session. But for those who never experience it before let me tell you what is really like behind that close curtain.

Here's what you can expect if you visit the beauty salon for facial for the first time.

First, the beauty consultant will do the skin analysis to check on your skin condition. 

Second, no matter whether you are visiting for trial facial just is prepared mentally that the beauty consultant will drill you to sign up for the package before and after the facial session. If you're mental, not strong enough, you will end up walk out from that beauty centre with at least RM5k package sign up for over 12 months visit. Don't worry for sure you can afford that with credit card monthly instalments plan.

Third, let's enjoy the pampering moment. What is a facial regime like? You were asked to remove your clothes and change to the beauty salon attire. From my experience, it just a piece of cloth to cover up your body. Yes! you need to change to the provided disposable panties and also wear the disposable headcover for hygiene purpose.

The beautician will make you lie on the bed with all the extraction and beauty tools next to you. To me, facial treatments, in general, involve a few standard skincare steps such as makeup remover (if you apply the makeup during the visit), follow with cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extraction, mask application, massage, facial serum and facial moisturiser.

You will think that you are paying RM400++ every visit for something you can even do at home? Well, the special about visiting the beauty salon for facial treatment is the beauty products, special beauty devices and human touch. 

As you are fully aware, we are still not fully recover from Covid19 pandemic and they are still trying to develop the vaccine.  I know you will say those salons will take a proper precaution but we are all human, tho! Will you risk yourself visiting the beauty salon? 

We are talking about the era of young recession economy which is happening right now. Ask yourself do you really have that kind of money to waste just for the sake of beauty treatment?

Let me share you some secret to maintain healthy glowing skin without visiting the beauty salon. 
I am not talking about a traditional beauty skincare routine. I am introducing you to the skincare routine revolution which will save you big bucks!



 

Skin analysis and Massage

LUNA PHOTO


This small cute device is a revolution for beauty addicts. Being the first in the world to deliver 2-in-1 smart facial massage and cleansing solution from your home comfort. It has a capability to analyse your skin and personalised a unique skincare routine suits you. The device able to tracks and responds your skin condition after factoring the internal and external which includes changes in climate, diet and even water intake to optimized skin complexion.

I remember the beautician recommended me to sign up an expensive hydration treatment package for my dry skin. It's really expensive. Luna photo has a massage function. You don't need serum or whatsoever. Massage with H20 aka water is the key to smoother, younger-looking skin. This device helps you in tailoring the skin routine based on the skin's hydration levels needed.


Eye treatment


IRIS


Eyecare is always an add on to the beauty treatments package. It's not even cheap which will cost you around RM100 to RM200++ per visit depends on the menu provided. You will end up with another package sign up for this. Iris was created by lymphatic eye massages practices inspiration. 
It has a unique T-Sonic™ technology which features 2 modes: Pure and Spa. It will gently massage and smoothen the eye contour. When in pure mode, IRIS will replicate the feeling of the manual massage by light tapping motions on delicate skin and when you shift it to spa mode this smart device will combine the tapping with delicate pulsations to slowly erase the sign of ageing under eyes.




Skin treatment


BEAR™


Again this will be another optional service if you visit to beauty centre. I had a privilege to experience this so call skin gym treatment which uses the almost similar technique for anti-ageing which BEAR™ offer. This little thing uses microcurrent and T-Sonic™ pulsations to exercise the 65+ muscles in your face and neck. It gives you a customizable microcurrent facial workouts with patented Anti-Shock System. The effect is similar to the skin gym treatment, I received from the beauty centre. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, there is increased in DIY beauty products as well as beauty regime this includes spa and beauty treatments too. Its small investment in beauty devices to keep your skin glowing and radiant without wasting too much of your cash and risk your health at the beauty salon.






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Check out FOREO, who are responsible to take the beauty industry by storm with their LUNA skincare devices. They recently launch of UFO smart mask device and transformed the world of face masks by turning daily routines into a pampering ritual.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

For Women Over 40

Saturday, June 06, 2020 0 Comments



Lately, I was feeling lethargic and lack of energy to carry myself around. I exercise and do stretching daily without fail. What else I need to do? I was puzzled myself. I read and browse around and found out about the balanced diet and nutrition. It's impossible to take get some of that nutrition in daily diet. Especially when I am in the range of above 40 years old women who is still recovering from knee surgery. I am struggling to keep my body healthy these days.

Muscles Loss


My muscles have diminished a lot from that surgery and knowing my body who loves to accumulate fat than muscles, I definitely need to do something about this. 

Even a healthy adult can lose 8% of muscle every decade. I can imagine me? me? Gosh! I don't even want to calculate my losing percentage. No wonder!!!! I feel this way.

At age 40, women lose muscles mass twice as fast as men. Sadly, most of the loss occurs in core muscles which supports the abdomen. This is why the belly fat keeps on growing. I read if the women try to do a crash diet they will end up causes more muscle loss due to eating low calories and not using muscles. mmmmmm......what you want us to do????

Metabolism


I have been struggling with the metabolism for quite sometimes now. I read, after 40 the estrogen hormones level drop and cause the insulin to rise. Then the thyroid goes down which makes you always hungry and end up eating more and burning fewer calories. As for me, I rarely feel hungry. I can live without eating for one whole day. The only time I get hungrier like a 'hungry ghost' is during my premenstrual time. 

I tried to add in more vegetables in my daily diet. I avoid sugar and starchy food. I am still fat!

Lifestyle


I consider myself having a physically healthy lifestyle. I am an early morning bird who always chirping around or should I strike off that chirping around? hehehe I started my day with morning stretching and then morning walk for around 1 hour. I did some simple cardio for 30 minutes in the afternoon. It just lately the knee condition kind of not permitted me to do the cardio. So I change to just stretching to ensure I still have and maintain the flexibility.

Nutrition


The key nutrients for above 40s would be the B , D Vitamins and Calcium. 

7 signs to tell you are lack of nutritions


1. Unexplained fatigue - that's me!

2. Brittle and dry hair - that's me again!

3. Ridged or spoon-shaped nails - not me. I have a pretty nails

4. Mouth problems such as cracking or inflammation at the corners of the mouth. - I have that!

5. Diarrhea - not me! my morning pass perfectly! hahhahaha don't try to imagine.

6. Apathy or irritability - yes me!

7. Lack of appetite - I thought this is good? Yes! that's me.

You can do a blood test to check which nutrients you are lacking. I have skipped my annual medical check-up for more than 2 years now. We shall see, if those 'big shot' up there announce to lift up this Movement Control Orders next week. I will sign up for one then.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

5 Different Types of Mask Sheet I have Tried

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 0 Comments

Avocado in this photo is not article related ...just to add colour for this post

As ageing hits me, includes a mask sheet in my beauty routine is a must. It would be unrealistic for me to say I apply a mask sheet every night unless I was born rich or my pocket has unlimited. I try to do this at least once a week now.


Those days, I don't give a damn on what material they use for my mask as long as it is cheap and serum drench and I am sold! I thought it doesn't matter at all! I was wrong after all. It does matter... Talk about cheapskate me...Recently, I have quite a free time to analyze each material the face mask made off. I was like....owhhhhh... no wonder this and no wonder that. Here are the results of my research.


5 Different Types of Mask Sheet Materials I have Tried


1. Cotton 

One of the most common sheet mask materials in the market. Mostly soft white cellulose fabric material. Since it's from a plant-derived, so it safe for your delicate skin. In another word, they don't irritate your skin. Usually comes in white fabric, soft, absorbent and breathable material. So it quite comfortable.

2. Microfibre 

Almost like a cotton sheet but it softer and silkier than cotton. It comes in white same as a cotton sheet and this material is eco-friendly since its biodegradable and safe for skin too.

3. Hydrogel

It comes in a transparent material and really fragile to handle. I lose my patient if I were to use this type of mask sheet. If you are not careful, you will end up with well rip off the sheet on your hand even before you apply on your face. huhuhuh
One thing I love about hydrogel is they feel like blending into my skin since its a thin layer of film on the face and very soothing too. One of my favourite for sure but I can't handle fragile things well. isk isk.

4. Charcoal

Another favourite mask sheet material for me even though the black colour sheet may look bizarre on your face. The charcoal powder is compressed and infused into the sheet to detox the skin and help to extract out the excess oil on your skin. Love the super smooth feeling on the skin.

5. Bio-Cellulose

One of my top choice of mask sheet material but its quite pricey for my wallet, though. The price comes with good benefits for the skin. If I said hydrogel blending into my skin but this one really sticks on your skin like having a second layer of skin protecting your skin. I am not exaggerated.
I spent more of my time analysing this particular material trying to justify the high price compare to others.

Bio-Cellulose mask sheet materials characteristics: 


  • High transportation effectiveness
  • Biodegradable
  • Strong 3D structure
  • High holding ability of ingredients
  • Low evaporation of moisture
  • Tensile strength


In my opinion, after trying out all 5 mask sheets from different material, I confidently vouch on bio-cellulose mask sheet. You can feel the serum absorp into your skin immediately after you take off the sheet from your face. You can apply the moisturiser almost immediately. 

One of the best Bio-Cellulose Mask Sheet I have tried recently is from NUViT. It gives exactly what I described on what the best mask sheet feels on your skin. It's a new 'baby' from NUViT since they only launch this in June 2020. Somehow or rather, it reached me pretty quick to try and share my experience with you. My job to test and share whether it is worthy of your beauty fund spent. So you get my conclusion first before reading my experience below? Well, that's how excited I felt when trying out this mask sheet.

NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask with Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum



NUViT uses a fairly notable ingredient for better effect in our skin which is Palmaria Palmata Extract, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract and Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid. I seriously annoyed if some skincare kind of listed their ingredients with all funny and hard to even remember names. As for NUViT, they clearly explained how those ingredients look like origin and even benefit of each for our skin.

 Palmaria Palmata Extract


If you love to watch National Geographic sea version or anything under the sea documentary, you may encounter these red algae somewhere in the clip. Mainly found in the coastal area of Atlantic Ocean near Canada and West Europe. These particular algae are good for skin protecting, healing, brightening, moisturizing and antioxidant.

Avena Sativa Kernel Extract


This is just oat people...just oat...see what I told you about scientific and hard to remember ingredients name? hahaha
Oat is good for anti-inflammatory, soothing, moisturizing and antioxidant. Totally a must-have for people who have eczema, psoriasis, acne, dry and itchy skin condition.

Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid




I am quite familiar with Hyaluronic Acid but Quintple Hyaluronic Acid is my first encounter. Anyway, this is composed of low, middle and high-level molecules hyaluronic acid which provide deep hydration to the skin's core. Since it is Hyaluronic Acid anyway, this ingredients definitely helps in deep moisturizing, skin conditioning, promotes would healing and prevent evaporation.




In my opinion, NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask with Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum kind of very thoughtful since they separated the Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid in another sachet. 



The NUViT Bio-Cellulose mask is well protected with a woven layer in the front and back.

Three key features and benefits of the bio-cellulose mask are :


  • Safe - Bio-Cellulose Mask sheet is proven safe, effective and free from harmful chemicals
  • Eco-friendly sheetall-natural toxin-free sheet that is made from unique bacterial strain and extra soft and gentle for the skin.
  • Super hydratinghold fluids 100 times its dry weight and 10 times more than fabric or paper mask sheets which provide hydration and nourishment to help soothe the skin.
  • Exceptional Adhesion - provides superb dermal contact, locking in moisture and effectively delivering serum to the skin and it transport 90% active ingredients deep into the skin in just 10 minutes.
In short, Bio-Cellulose mask sheet has higher affinity and higher penetration


How to apply NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask with Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum correctly?



Step 1 - Cleanse your face with a cleanser of your choice and pat your skin dry.

Step 2 - Prep your skin by applying a generous and even layer of NUViT Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum and pat gently.

Step 3 - Apply NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask starting from chin area and press it gently onto face with fingertips lightly and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. 

Step 4 - Remove the mask and gently massage the skin to allow the excess serum to be absorbed into the skin and DO NOT WASH your face. 




My experience after applying NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask 


The NUViT Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum is in transparent colour liquid and quite slimy but it absorbs into the skin really well once it touches the skin. 
I was amazed that the material is easy to handle and set well onto my skin. I just need to use my scissors to cut the mouth area a bit since the hole is too small for me. OMG! That doesn't mean I have Angelina Jolie's mouth. It just to small but everything else set pretty well for me. Most of the time when you apply your mask, you have to lie down so that the mask won't slip down from your face. But this one really fits well onto my skin as if I don't even apply anything on my face at that moment.

Have you ever experience your face is drenched wet with serum after a mask sheet session and it takes times to dry up? Sometimes I even have to wait a long time before applying my moisturiser. Not this one! The moment I took off NUViT Bio-Cellulose mask from my skin and gently massage in there remaining serum which not much left since it absorbs well during the masking session. I can almost immediately apply the moisturizer on my skin. I like this! Safe my waiting time. 

The bio-cellulose sheet is definitely thinner from the hydrogel. Try it for yourself and you know what I said here. 

For the first time, my hair remains dry after the mask session. My usual mask sheet always makes my hair wet and my ears soak with dripping serum. 


How much is NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask ?

Well, grab this limited sets skin worthy set from 4th June to 12th June 2020 during their special launching promo.

BUY 1 box (with 3 pieces) FREE 1 piece of NUViT Bio-Cellulose Mask (worth RM29.00) at ONLY RM65.90. You will get total RSP worth of RM108. 

Where to purchase the best Bio-Cellulose Mask?


You can get it at online NUViT E-Commerce Partner Store at EGreenbeans.com

For more information on NUViT, please visit their official store and also official Social Media Page for the latest promo.

NUViT Official Website: www.nuvit.com.my




Check out my video experiencing NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask