Sunday, October 22, 2017

Half Moon Eyes @ Your Morning Skincare SOS

Simplicity is a beautiful thing.
I love being simple, no matter it's for my daily skincare or makeup routines.
I don't like to take too much time on makeup and also put too much stuffs stick on my face; I just feel uncomfortable with that.
Skincare nowadays can be a lot more complicated, some brands encourage to add more products whereby applying at least 6-7 different products everyday.
My God! I think that's really too much.
Especially for the morning skincare routine,  I always want to keep it as simple as possible, less products or steps would be better since I hate the "heavy" feeling on my face.
If you feel the same like me, I believe you gonna love the products from Half Moon Eyes!




Half Moon Eyes, a new skincare brand from Korea.
Indeed, there are so many Korean products in the market nowadays, and Half Moon Eyes differentiated from other Korean skincare brands by focusing on 3 principles; simple, fresh and fun.
#1 Simple: Find an unique solution to develop a whole new skincare routine that fit to the busy lives.
#2 Fresh: Constantly looking out for new product ingredients and researching on developing new methods to provide good effects.
#3 Fun: Create fun packaging designs that full of happy vibes.
Half Moon Eyes target women who look for simple steps and easy solutions for carrying out their beauty.
 

As right now, there are only 3 products are sold under Half Moon Eyes, and Pink Fruity is one of the featured product.
Why this Pink Fruity is so popular is because it contains total 8 effects in 1 mask pack.
It helps to achieve:
#1 pore tightening
#2 cooling effect
#3 texture care
#4 nourishment
#5 exfoliation
#6 sebum removal
#7 moisturization
#8 hydration



Pink Fruity is formulated with dragon fruit extract, an internationally patented ingredient which:
#1 effectively removes excess oil and waste materials.
#2 has high water content to moisture your skin.
#3 acts as exfoliates to take care of the pore, sebum control and dead skin cells.



Pink Fruity is packed in a wash off capsule pack.
It is packed in a transparent plastic capsule and each capsule contains 10ml of product.
The capsule is not resealable, so it's best to finish all once you open, otherwise the product will dry out very fast.



The texture is a bit thick, hard, and powdery, but it's very easy to spread over your face and also wash it off.
There are some little black particles inside the mask, which I suppose there are for the exfoliating purpose.
Also, I love the light fruity smell from the mask, it's sooooo nice! :)



Let see the results of my face after the first application of this Pink Fruity.



How to use?
Step #1 Apply Pink Fruity thoroughly over the face after toner, avoid eyes and mouth.
Step #2 Becareful not to break the particles when applying.
Step #3 Leave it for about 10 minutes until the colour lightens and tingling sensation.
Step #4 Then, wash it off gently with warm water by breaking the particles with circular massaging motion.
It's recommended to use at least 1-2 times in a week.





After 5 minutes of application, I can feel my face was tighten as the mask dried.
So, I think it's better to wash off after 10 minutes later like the instruction said, if not your face might feel a pulled at your skin and some sort of drying sensation.
Though it looked like a powdery based when it dried, it's not difficult to wash off as it melts easily with water.
Remember to massage the content onto your face before rinse it off, so that it helps to exfoliate your skin at the same time.



My thoughts:
Can you see the difference before and after the Pinky Fruity application?
All in all, I think it's a pleasant clay mask which helps your skin in more ways than one.
In fact, I feel my skin is soft, feeling refreshed and looking luminous after that.
I can see it exfoliate my minor dead skin cell and slightly tighten my pores without any irritation to my face.
Will surely add this mask into my skin care ritual to keep a healthy and radiant looking skin!



Milky Jelly Toning Essence is best to use at the first level of basic skincare.
It comes with the 3 in 1 effect, includes toner, booster and essence.
It takes care of all kinds of skin matters at one time, such as:
#1 pore care
#2 moisture supply
#3 skin protection
#4 concentrated moisture retention
#5 skin texture care



This toning essence is suitable for those who worry about the skin problems of:
#1 Too tight skin after face-washing
#2 Dry and cheeries skin
#3 Lack of refreshing moisture
#4 Pore and sebum care
#5 Want to reduce skincare steps of toner + emulsion + essence



The Milky Jelly Toning Essence is rich in mineral and vitamin C from:
#1 Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract: have effects against bacteria and pests, refreshes your skin, curing pimples and inflammations.
#2 Tea Tree Leaf water: shows amazing effects for soothing skin, moderating skin irritation and refreshing your exhausted and dry skin in hot weather.
#3 Silica powder: covers up pores, controls sebum, and eliminates unnecessarily accumulated dead skin cells.
#4 Pomegranate, Mulberry and Ginkgo nut: increase collagen content and prevent aging.



It's a water-based essence; so upon application, it's better to use cotton pad otherwise the product will be wasted.
For me, it doesn't smell very good, which I feel it smells a bit of like "fruity" alcohol.
But the absorption is great which very fast soaks deeply into the skin.



There are silica powders settle on the bottom, looks like cotton, so you have to shake it every time before you use the product.
The contents of silica powder and essence must mix well together in order to get a better result.



Each Milky Jelly Toning Essence is presented with a box of cotton pad (10 pieces).



The cotton pad is different from other cotton pads.
It is made of non-woven fabrics attached to both sides of a cotton pad, which is nearly fluffy-free, and it's unlikely to get yarn lump.
The special made of cotton pad is benefits for dead skin cell care, patting and skin texture cleaning.
And, the sharp parts of the cotton removes through it's interior sealing, so it is unlikely to damage or irritate your skin.



And now, let's see how it works on my face?!



How to use?
#1 Must shake the bottle until the silica powder is fully mixed with the essence before use.
#2 After washing your face, wipe it with a cotton pad where Milky Jelly Toning Essence is soaked
#3 Applying dead skin cells and filling your skin with moisture to the full
#4 Wipe your neck and the back of your ears too
Other than the daily usage, you can also frequently spray it as face mist and soaking it into soothing face pack to use it as a face sheet mask.



My thoughts:
I always like water-based toner or essence, because it is less heavy and won't leave a sticky feeling on my face.
As for this Milky Jelly Toning Essence, it achieved what I'm looking for an essence, by leaving a soft and non-sticky skin touch.
I would say it is good to apply with cotton pad as I can see residue on the infused cotton pad when swiping it over my face.
Not like all the toners and essences I use can see residues on the pads though.
It's good for morning skin care routine since it is a 3-in-1 product; yet if you plan to use it for evening skin care routine, I would suggest to add another layer of serum or essence in order to pumps up your skin moisture.
In terms of the effects of soothing and refreshing, it did a real good job, and also I can see my face is less oily after putting on my make up.
However, for pore minimizing and anti-aging effects, I probably need to use a lot more in order to get the desired results. :)



Milky Jelly Moisture Cream is a soft moisturizing cream to protect your skin anytime, anywhere even against dry weather, yellow dust and fine dust.
It also helps to:
#1 provide smooth and rich moisture presenting fresh and unsticky feeling
#2 increase skin's antioxidant effect
#3 act as natural protector to smooth your sensitive skin from external stress



The moisturizer cream is suitable for:
#1 any skin types that need of nutrition and moisture
#2 dry skin or itchy skin due to the dryness
#3 sensitive and fragile skin in need of moistuziing and soothing
 

The moisturizer contains:
#1 Beauty fruits newplex such as pomegranate, ginko nut,mulberry and Fig: all these contain vegetable estrogen, anti-aging ingredients and activate antioxidant activity, and increase collagen synthesis.
#2 7 natural protector such as soybean ferment, cinnamon,willow, oregano, oleracea, obtusa leaf and baicalensis root: safe for human body, free from PH changes and soothe and moisturize skin.



Though it looks like a heavy cream, but the texture actually so light and soft.
It's non-sticky, and can feel its very water replenishment with rich moist.
The scent isn't so great as well, it has a light smell like medicine?



Let me try it on my face now!



There are few solutions to use the moisturizer cream:
#1 For the creme stage: take proper amount, apply gently along the skin texture and tap to be absorbed into the skin.
#2 For sleeping pack: apply extra layers before go to bed
#3 For massage cream: you can mixed it with your face oil
#4 For a water shine base: mixed some into your foundation



My thoughts:
The first thing I like about this moisture cream is because of it's tube packaging.
It's handy to carry around, hygiene, and easy to control the amount I need.
I don't feel heavy at all like some other creams I've used before, and also the texture is so light and very adsorbed.
I've used many moisturizer cream before, and most of them make my face look a little too shiny or oily, but this moisture cream has a better matte finishing.
Overall, I'm loving it to be my morning daily skincare now!





Finding a good skincare routine that works for you can be like a never-ending story in your life time.
But, we should constantly trying to find out what products are best for us.
If you are interested with the Half Moon Eyes products, you can get them now at www.althea.kr.
Oh btw, based on my experience with Half Moon Eyes products, it's likely that I will repurchase them again as they perfectly keeping my skincare routine so easy and simple, 
Whenever I'm in the rush or lazy to put lots of things on my face, I would just use them to speed up my routine and get out the door more quickly.
In addition, these products are selling at very reasonable prices too; for instance, Pinky Fruity @ RM7 (1 pack with 10ml), Milky Jelly Toning Essence @ RM65 (180ml), and Milky Moisture Cream @ RM67 (100g). 
It's so tempted right, ladies?!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Haunted Hotel 怨灵 @ MBO,The Starling Mall

As a horror fans, I'm always fascinated with the movie excitement and shock moments even if most of the times they scared me like hell.
That's why I often can't keep my gaze whenever I go for the horror movies.
#lol Can't really explain why I still love it though sometimes the stories can be quite torturing.:)
Maybe because I love to be surprised by the unexpected scripts? #maybe
Just a week ago, I was invited to a premiere movie show at the new HBO cinema in The Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown.
If you are also a horror movie fans, then I've got a new horror movie for you today!



Haunted Hotel 怨灵 is directed by the award-winning scriptwriter-turned-director, Ryon Lee 李勇昌.
It is filmed at the Amber Court, one of the haunted hotels in Malaysia, and Karak Highway in Genting Highlands.
The movie showcase talents from 3 different counties; Sushar Manaying 李海娜 fromThailand, Teddy Chin 陈立谦 and Alvin Chong 钟瑾桦 from Malaysia and Li Chuan 李川 from China.



It's my first time watching a movie at the latest MBO cinemas in The Starling Mall, with high improved image quality and biggest cinema screen in Malaysia.
It is surely super awesome to have such excellent movie experience!



The MBO premier provides a super comfortable and luxury setting with recliner leather sofa.
The sofa seat and armrest are wider, and my legs feel comfortable with the rest leg seat too!



Also, a removable side table for a chilled-out time during the movies.
Though it's a premier cinema, but the beverages and snacks charges are at non-premium prices.
For example, a hot Cappuccino is just RM9!



Well, coming back to the movie synopsis.
The Haunted Hotel is about a young couple from China traveling to Genting Highlands, and due to some unforeseen circumstances, they end up staying at one of the Asia's most haunted hotel, Amber Court's famous 1174 room.
They wanted to leave the place soon after they realize the eerie situation that they are in, but it's not easy to escape the place at all.



During the press conference, both director, Ryon Lee and producer, Aron Koh said that the reason they filmed the movie at Amber Court is because they wanted to promote Malaysia.
Malaysia has many beautiful island attractions, and they hope to bring something different of Malaysia, such as the haunted attractions. #thatsinteresting
After knowing that Amber Court is the top haunted hotel in Asia, they both decided to make a movie of it.
There are many people talking about Malaysia on social medias, especially Genting Highlands, ever since the movie released,
They even heard that there are 2 tourists coming over from China and heading to amber Court for a stay.



The movie was filmed at it original location based on the story.
Aside from that, the production team successfully recruited actors and actress from 3 different countries in the filming process.
This is a fortunate opportunity toward the production team in making the movie more interesting.
Well, I think it is also a great opportunity for a movie that is under Malaysia production to be shown around 8000 cinemas all over in China. #Malaysiago



The whole movie had a unique story line which make it interesting to watch.
Sometimes, horror movies might be lengthy at the beginning but this movie started with a quick intro and it contains certain horrors and suspects.
I think this movie is worth a watch, not to mention it is filmed at the original place at Amber Court, there are also plenty of terrifying moments which are very lifting too.



Haunted Hotel will be released at all cinemas on 19th October 2017 (Thursday).
So, horror movie date, anyone?



It's a great pleasure to have the chance of watching the premier movie and also seeing Sushar Manaying in person.
She is very beautiful! :)


Last but not least, here's the preview of the Haunted Hotel.
If you enjoy horror movies, do give Haunted Hotel a go to show your love and support for a truly Malaysian film!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18g Private Kitchen & Wine @ Taman Danau Desa

Wine used to reserve for special occasions, but these days, wine is sort of like beer.
It becomes very common and that is something you can have everyday now.
However, I think the juncture of authentic Chinese food and good wine is a rare to find in the market, since most of the wine bars and restaurants serve only Western food.
If you need a break from Western food, but still want to enjoy good wines, 18g Private Kitchen & Wine is the place to go!
This new place has more than just a wine bar which combines excellent Chinese food in a cozy neighbourhood setting.





18g Private Kitchen & Wine is a new, charming wine bar restaurant that located at Taman Danau Desa.
It is operated by a couple, Terese and Ken in about 3 months ago.
Though the street parking can be extremely difficult to find in that area, but it's worth a visit for a tasty authentic Chinese food from Terese and best-picks wines from Ken. :)





You can't miss out the sharp red coat entrance that is so unique and eye-catching. :)







The restaurant bar is not too big but the overall ambiance is very relaxing.
The decor has an old meets new interior design, which mixing modern and vintage decor styles all together.
I find it is a cozy little restaurant to sip some good vibes and chat with friends.
Though the seating is quite limited, but there have enough tables for two, and big tables with couches for a big groups of guests.



You are welcome to host any private events or parties at 18g Private Kitchen & Wine.
 



The selection of wines at 18g Private Kitchen & Wine are broad and selective.
You can make your choice based on whatever kind of mood you're in tonight, your tastes, budgets, and also the food menu.



Salad of The Day @ RM18 includes several ingredients such as lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and grape tomatoes.
This salad has a strong vinegar flavour which can definitely stimulate your appetite before any other dishes.



These Mama's Meat Rolls @ RM18 are scrumptious!
The process of making the meat rolls is not easy, so people usually made these rolls for special festivals such as Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinner; but now you can have it anytime at 18g Private Kitchen & Wine.
Besides, this is also a great companion while you have a glass of wine with you!



Five of us shared the Chicken Wings @ RM18, with the fermented bean curd cubes for an appetizer.
The chicken wings came out super crispy on the outside, and still juicy on the inside.
My god! I was totally amazed by this finger food!





Pontian Prawn Panfried with Garlic @ RM42 serve with pan-fried fresh prawns, and toasted bread.
I was hoping for more sauces so that I can soak the bread with the amazing garlic sauce.



Cheese Platter @ RM38 that consists of 4 different type of cheeses such as chedder, smoke, bree and blue
My most favourite cheese is the soft and creamy bree and blue cheese!



Awww! Wine and cheese make the perfect pair!





Braised Meat with Mantou @ RM28, with very tasty tender braised pork belly in a hot bun, and the sauce that came with it was also very good.
The braised pork belly with the layers of fats might make you feel hesitate, but trust me the aroma of the dish will win you over!



Dry Fried Mee Siam @ RM20 has a combined taste of sweet, spicy and sour, and all flavours go really well together.
However, the noodle is too dry for me; I know Mee Siam supposed to be dry, but I think this is way too dry and I prefer to keep some moisture inside. :)



Stewed Pork Bee Hoon @ RM32, with a rich and flavourful gravy of stewed pork.
I like the moist of the bee hoon with it's savoury tasty gravy from the stewed pork.



Let's cheers to our friendship with a glass of wine. :)



I would say 18g Private Kitchen & Wine is an easy-going wine bar to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with friends or your partner for an evening.
The amazing wine choices and food pairing will surely keep you interested well into the whole night.
I like the different choices of cheese, chicken wings, and braised meat with mantou.
Though the menu is quite limited and some are slightly pricey, but they all are very good.
Nevertheless, we all had a wonderful evening and enjoyed the dining experience at here.
We hope to return again soon!



18g Private Kitchen & Wine
18, Jalan 5/109F,
Taman Danau Desa,
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6012 380 9811
FB: https://www.facebook.com/18gprivatekitchenandwine/