Monday, September 28, 2009

Panasonic EH-2473 - Nano Tech Steamer

Revitalizes and improves resilience of skin

  • Its like having a mini facial at home (definitely a keeper!)
  • Feels good every time I use it
  • Don't see any improvement on acne (THIS IS NOT FOR CURING ACNE)
  • Skin feels supple (Remember to apply milk lotion to lock in the moisture after use of steamer)
  • Oh yeah, in case you're wondering where the hell can you find distilled water for use with the facial steamer... You can get bottled distilled water at any local supermarket (probably costing less than RM1 for a 1 liter bottle)
  • Worthwhile investment for women with dry or aging skin! Huhuhuh...

Update 03rd Dec 2009:
I've been insanely-INSANELY busy with work. Crazy project's taking up all my blogging time and I've been working late for the past week now.... Would really like to update this soon... FYI I LOVE the steamer! lol.... but note that this does not cure acne skin (maybe helps a little by regulating facial oil).... But if you're reaching your thirties or already pass there, this is definitely a good investment. Young readers.... don't go splurge on this... save your cash for something else k?

Update 19th Oct 2009:

I know - I know.... I AM GUILTY! But-but for the sake of our blog readers.... (lol okay, maybe not only that...) >>>>> I just splurged on this (but after loads of google research)... kekeke...

Will be reviewing this very soon... Get ready all the for critics and raves baby!

Ohhh noooooooooooooooooooooooo........ Remember my blog on a wishlist item Panasonic EH-2424...? So now... they decided to come up with the improved version of that.... And this... is soooooo very very tempting...........................

The features:
  • World's first platinum hot/cold steamer with platinum components
  • Hot Steam/ Cool micro mist to revitalize skin
  • Revitalizes and improves resilience of skin
  • 3 Hot/Cold Automatic Beauty Program
    • Clear Skin Course: Reduces dark cirlcles and dullness of skin
    • Tension/ Elasticity Course: Increase elasticity of skin
    • Sebum Care Course: Restores sebum balance of skin
  • AC Power

Okay... CALM DOWN... For a silly steamer, this costs a bomb!! So maybe if I Googled hard enough... I'd get a better bargain for this... But still.... a steamer??

You would probably react just the same if you've read these bloggers comment on the steamer... Okay-okay... they are in Jap and Chinese... But hey... there's Google translate remember??? hahahhahahhaa........
Know what I think.....? I think we need to stay away from adverts!!! Crazy.... crazy... women!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Grosses time of the month to Happier Month??

Cloth Pads to a happier Lenglui?

(for the sake of our readers, I'm adding this note - stay away from this post if you find topics on women's menstruation is just emm... not your cup of tea)

Okieee.... I feel weird blogging this... but.... wth.... Several months ago... I decided that wearing disposable sanitary pads were too much of a hassle (even though... they are err... disposables and are suppose to make your life easier). But-but... it feels gross every time I throw away a used pad... I feel.... emm... yuck... and it really feels like I'm contributing loads to the amount of one of the grossest rubbish on planet earth - used sanitary pads.

The problem:
  • sudden enlightenment to go green for the sake of our beloved planet
  • feeling errr... gross every time I throw away a used pad
  • sudden retail urge for online stuff... hahahahaaaa...
  • I know this is trivial to some of you but.... don't you feel a little conscious when you go to the loo to change and you can't help making those rustling plastic noises when removing the adhesive tape off the disposable pad? Its like you're trying to be as quiet as possible in the toilet cubicle so the other person in the toilet won't know that its your time of the month... this is especially obvious when you're using your office toilet and everybody knows everybody in a company... hahahahhahahaa...
  • you go in a toilet to change and you realise... shit** there are no sanitary disposal bins... now what are you gonna do?? wrap the pad in lotsa tissue and walk out casually throwing that into the closest waste basket?
  • feel that disposable pads are mighty uncomfortable and reminds you of your period most of the time?
  • emm... moon cups and tampons are not really your thing?
So say "hello baby" to cloth pads!

Okay... now here's the thing about cloth pads.. Its really hard to find a nice classy yet cute looking one. Why bother>>? Hey... if you're going to be washing them and drying them out on your cloths line in the open... I think you WILL BOTHER. lol.... I'm not going to do a complete review on the cloth pad of my choice - snexy cloth pads (after a whole week of research, the japanese and korean cloth pads are way-too-cute too but they come with a nice price tag)

So here's to cloth pads:
  • the first thing you will notice when you do the switch - whoaaaaa... this is actually comfortable.... lol
  • apparently women who wears cloth pads as compared to disposable pads are happier women during that time of the month... geez... google sure have lotsa interesting info
  • no more rustling plastic sound from the toilet cubicle, just snap off and snap on
  • used pads can be folded into a cute pouch-like-hankie with a snap of the button, then just keep it in a waterproof cute baggie till you get home to wash it
  • downside of this is that.... you wouldn't want to go travel with them... heck... no way, I'm hanging cloth pads in hotel room toilets to dry... the cleaners will be wondering what the hell are those
  • another downside of this... like disposables, you will not be able to go swimming or do water sports in this. Opt for tampons instead when you got no option... hahahhahaa....
  • Snexy Pads - They come in really nice colours and are not too kiddie-looking so when you hang them out to dry... they look kinda cute
  • Snexy Pads - The founder of Snexy is really nice. And, I think (from their site) you get a full refund if you're not satisfied with her products. No... I'm not advertising for Snexy... there are tonnes of nicer quality cloth pads out there... but for the price with shipping, this is the best online alternative I've got... hehehehee....
  • Snexy Pads - if you've got a heavy flow... I suggest you ask Liz (the founder and creator of Snexy to make you better leak proof pads... the pads are not really leak proof for heavy flows)
  • try Googling for cloth pads from Australia, Japan and Korea... they are really pretty....
  • you may feel a little queezy washing your used pads at the start (cos you'll see lotsa red-flowing blood), but, trust me... after that... its cool...
  • blood stains are really difficult to get rid off unless you have a good/suitable detergent. (I struggled when I first made the switch to cloth pads) Try looking for a special women's blood stain removal detergent like one from Daiso (RM5 Japanese shop) Makes it so much easier to remove stains from the pads after use... After that... removal of blood stains? Piece of cake! lol...
Hmm... a happier time of the month? YEAH... feels pretty much like it!

Sea Salt Facial Wash - good for for overly sensitive skin?

Allison's All Natural Sea Salt Therapy - Facial Wash

I wasn't planning on blogging on this cos its just a facial wash and knowing me, I'll try plentiful brandnames that looks safe or convincing but won't necessarily blog on them 'cos I'm emm... busy with work. lol... But... after 2 good days.. I think... this is actually worth a review.

When I was going nuts over Culpepper's aromatherapy range, the young Culpepper's promoter persuaded me to try out a facial wash which was quite a bargain. She wasn't that concern if I wanted to get the essential oils (fyi, they costs way more than the facial wash...), instead, she seemed genuinely interested with trying to get rid of my emm Thai Food (which was really seafood in the exquisite Thai dishes) allergy acne on my skin.

She mentioned a fellow promoter with terrible breakout skin who was practically given no option by their manager to try out the facial wash. Apparently... it worked wonders for her fellow promoter friend's skin. Big reduction in acne.. and.. no more dilated pores... So I thought... what the heck... its not like the facial wash costs a bomb even though it sounds too good to be true. I know - I know... I'm so easily convinced!! hahahahhahaaaa...

But heck... think about it... the girl wasn't even bothered if I wanted to buy al the real pricey aromatheraphy stuff even though she was earning on commission.(trying to justify buying yet another facial wash.. lol) So yeah.. I added it to my shopping cart... No harm trying out something au-naturel.. Scanned the ingredients...

organic virgin coconut oil, vitamin e oil, lavender (the promoter added this in), sea salt, vegetable glycerin

Looks pretty safe... And... the promoter let me try it out there and then... muahahaha

  • Its not your usual foamy lathery facial wash
  • I Googled and could not find anything on this.... dodgy...
  • After washing your skin may still feel a little slippery but that's okay
  • No taut feeling on skin, but doesn't feel special
  • After 2 days of use, I conclude that... my acne sorta calmed down... No kidding.. this seemingly lousy (lousy cos the packaging kinda sucks) facial wash calms down my acne... okay, so its not lousy anymore
  • Get this: Salt is actually a natural antiseptic for skin... but over using it my dry-out and irritate your skin. I guess thats why the acne kinda calmed down, and, the nice ingredients in the wash probably contributed to soothing the skin
  • Conclusion: weird... I like it better than the Dermalogica medibac cleanser, cos... it feels natural (with no minty fresh feel) and costs way less with the current promo. lol