Thursday, September 29, 2016

Anti AGING FIGHT with Panasonic Ion Effector EH-ST51

Approximately half a year ago, iwannabelenglui made a purchase for preventing tell tale signs of AGING... lol... On second thought... it was more of a sudden enlightenment to get a Japanese advertised device which will force your moisturizer and serum into the lower epidermis of the skin. Oh whatever that actually meant...

If you have heard for Hitachi Hada Crie, we think the Panasonic Ion Effector EH-ST51P functions almost similarly... except for the shape of the facial plate that touches our skin. Watch the video on how easy it is for plate to reach the corners of our eyes and nose because of the perfect upside-down triangular shape...

Some Japanese video explaining the importance of the plate design -->

We did a comparison with Hada Crie and decided to go with the Panasonic one because it looks way cuter!! muahahahhaa... okay-okay... decision made was because of the shape of the ion plate.


  • Could not see much effect on the efficacy of serums which supposedly should have absorbed better into facial skin (okay, maybe its only 6 months of usage)
  • But the cleaning part showed some visible effect... the cleaning cotton turned yellowish when used with the Ion Effector device even after washing with a 2 in 1 facial wash which claims to remove light makeup... Hmm... so much for skipping the double cleansing
  • If we do not use the heating function often... once charge lasts like forever
  • The heating function is pretty comfy... except that iwannabelenglui is located right smack in a tropical climate which is hot all year round!
  • The shape of the plate is just perfect! (worth the research effort when trying to compare with similar other device)

Should you get one?

  • No if you are still young and taking relatively good care of your skin
  • Yes if you have the additional cash to splurge and having skin with difficulty absorbing any form of skincare (or just feeling relatively paranoid about aging skin)
  • Lengluis who are more hardcore, check out the Panasonic Ion Effector EH-ST63 (with help of any Vit-C absorption for skin brightening)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Give me a perfect blowout - KeraShine heated styling brush HP8632

Saloon perfect hair in minutes!!

We all feel that pain when we try to emulate how the experts at the saloon style us by blow drying our hair. Somehow having a great blowout is not as simple as it looks.

Usual issues faced:

  1. Hair gets sucked into the blow dry brush... yeowch....
  2. Hair is already dried, if we apply more hairdryer heat to it, oh-our-poor tresses...
  3. Somehow, it takes ages to get that blowout perfect
  4. When we blow dry our hair for too long, it tends to get dry and frizzy... even if we've applied the heat-protection serum before the blow drying starts
  5. Our arm hurts just staying there holding the hairdryer and huge round bush for too long
  6. No way this is going to be a daily routine for us average lengluis (once in a blue-moon for a special night out and that is it... thank you!)

So how now?? How do these lengluis we see with bouncing perfect volume blow dried hair maintain that near-perfect tresses DAILY?

Somehow, Philips just decided to be smart... and threw us an answer in the form of KeraShine heated styling brush HP8632.. Suddenly we feel like an advert for Philips... lol... no we are not..

The Pros:

  • This will give you that blowout saloon experts achieve with the hairdryer and a big round brush
  • This works only for dried hair
  • A neat gadget when you do not want overly styled hair
  • Want bouncy saloon perfect hair? 5 to 10 minutes is all you need!
  • Saves us time and $$$ while we get to pretend we just got out of the saloon
  • You can shake out your hair like those models in the shampoo adverts now... hahahahaha.. in the comforts of your home

The Cons:

  • Somehow, one or two strands of hair tends to catch into the groove between the heated barrel and the holder.. ouch... although a minor thing lets hope Philips fixes this for the next model..
  • Heat styling is never good for your hair.. so like blow drying, apply some heat protective serum before styling
  • Careful.. the plastic brush protect us from the usual burns we get when skin touches a normal hair tong... but a lack-of-sleep lenglui might forget that the brush is retractable and you CAN get burned if not careful! duh...


  • Go load some youtube vids on how-to-style your hair for the perfect blowout
  • Yes, you will see vids of lengluis using a hair dryer and a round brush on towel dried hair... but... you can emulate this with just this device on your fully dried hair

Philips Lumea Essential SC1985 - Full body permanant sorta painless hair removal

Zap away the fuzzies... Hello Smooth Skin BABY!

It has been 2 years since our last post! But... hohoho... in that 2 years you'd never guess how many cool products and gadgets got accumulated... muahaha...

Lets start with one of the pricier ones... which is not exactly pricey if you are considering painless full body permanent/semi permanent hair removal..

Say hello to Philips Lumea Essential purchased over eBAY. Quote from Philips - "Philips Lumea uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons." So basically, it's IPL in the comfort of your home.

Now why did iwannabelenglui purchased this after a whole series of roundabout of hair removal treatments (see all my old posts under the hair removal label)?

  1. Not all body hair stays away forever (even after saloon laserLHE or IPL)
  2. Some of your underarms and bikini line hair WILL grow back depending on your hormonal change
  3. Facial hair is so painful to remove with threading and this painful (but useful) tool ... lol

Regardless... the Conclusion:

  • Lengluis who have never been for hair removal treatments can purchase this instead of signing up for a super expensive course
  • Yes, this sounds pricey at the start... but trust me, it is way cheaper than signing up for full body treatments (completing a  course can take up to 2 years to finally see real results for very umm hairy lengluis)
  • We did lots of comparison with other brands of hair removal tools but apparently, this got one of the better reviews.. (and the lamp flash count is higher for Philips)
  • This is suitable for face, bikini line and full body hair removal
  • As with other IPL tools, treatment can go on for up to 8 weeks or more. But noticeable change will be visible after the second treatment
  • This model is not suitable for hair removal on the fingers of slim lengluis, there is a window check area to make sure the lamp is fully covered y your skin area before the lamp is allowed to flash (safety reasons). An if your fingers are too slim, the lamp area cannot be fully covered
  • This particular model is wired but the wire is at a comfortable length

Some TIPS for home treatment (learnt from previous saloon sessions):

  • Get a jar of aloe gel (this one from Nature Republic is nice), apply to treated areas right after treatment to sooth skin (even though you'll likely feel almost nothing)
  • Do not have a hot shower or stay out in the sun before and after your treatment
  • As with all beauty tools, please read the risks involved before starting a DIY treatment at home