Sparkle with Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask!

Being an Althea Angels, i am so excited to be their beauty ambassador for all the K-beauty awesomeness that Althea have to offer. Recently, Althea has sent me a sparkling product for review and i am so excited to share my review with all~ But before that, let me refresh your memory about Althea!

In June 2015, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly with SEA consumers. Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to our consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favored by K-beauty suppliers.

What i love about shopping on Althea is that they carry a lot of brands and the website is so easy to navigate. Moreover, prices are competitive, products are authentic and delivery is fast (Do you know that there will be free shipping if your purchases are above $29?)! I have always love Althea’s secure packaging so that you are rest assure that products without damage 🙂

I have received the Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask for review which will give my skin the royal treatment! This innovative peel-off mask pack contains 99% 24k real gold to exfoliate dead skin cells, brighten and improve the elasticity of the skin, giving my skin a youthful glow worthy of a princess. It’s also made with moisturizing ingredients that prevent flaky dry skin, so I’ll be left with supple, smooth skin. Ready to go for gold? I’m sure is!

Do you know that gold mask therapy is popular ingredient in aesthetic treatments to improve pore and skin tone? Not only that, the gold molecules helps with anti-aging to lift and firm skin. It also helps to calm skin, improve skin texture and radiance! Likewise, the Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask promises to purify, improve transparency, exfoliate, life, brighten, moisturizing and nourishes the skin!

Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask is suitable for all skin types and it contains real 24k gold to hydrate, nourishes, purifies and exfoliates the skin for a smooth complexion.

Key Ingredients:

24k Gold – purifies the skin and improves circulation

Snail extract – moisturizes and encourages the regeneration of skin cells to lighten scars and smoothen the skin

Seaweed extract – rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental pollutants

Benefits of the Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask:

  • Reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and pores
  • Firming, Soothing and Calming of Skin
  • Deeply moisturize skin and helps with renewal of cells
  • Improve skin radiance and skin tone
  • Exfoliation of skin thus promoting skin purification, brightness and reduce black heads

 The Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask comes in a classy black and gold 80ml tub with a protective layer to keep the mask fresh and hygienic. Inside, it contains a plastic spatula to ease application of mask and also keep the mask germs free.

My husband saw the mask and was quite interested to try it out. Since his T-zone is full of black heads, i shall put the Gold Wrapping Mask to good use. Upon opening the mask, you will see a layer of transparent gel on top. Just mix it well with the spatula provided and it is ready to be applied onto the skin. Personally, i find it easier to scoop the mask onto the face and then use the fingers to spread it evenly.

The Gold Wrapping Mask has a thick yet runny consistency (reminds me of milk shake!) and it shimmers! So pretty! Due to the thick consistency, it took about 15-20 mins for the mask to dry before i can peel it off. Will recommend that you apply a thin layer first and then slowly build the layer. Also, try not to apply too much product as it will take forever to dry~ My husband said that there’s a cooling sensation when i applied the mask on and he finds it refreshing! Once the mask is dry and ready to be peeled off, it will feel taut. Before you peel it off, you can test to see if it is dry and just rub the mask on the side and the mask can be peeled off easily (No pain!)

After removing the mask, the black head on my husband’s nose area reduced! In addition, his skin is brighter, smoother and more hydrated! The acne on his cheek area also healed faster than before. The only downside about this mask is that the application is a little troublesome but other than that, it works so well!! Best of all, the mask is really affordable and one tub will go a long way! Try it for yourself today. 🙂

The  Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask retails for $23 on Althea and you can purchase it here

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website

Althea x Get It Beauty – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer!

KOREA! I cannot stop raving how much i love their skincare products, food and K-dramas! Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Since then, i am always getting my skincare supplies from Althea. In July, Althea celebrated their 3rd year anniversary with a bang and as part of its celebration, they have launched a community of K-beauty enthusiasts known as ‘Althea Angels’.

I am so excited to be part of the Althea Angels’ team and be  Althea’s beauty ambassador for all the K-beauty awesomeness that Althea have to offer. As a welcome to the community, Althea has sent me a gift containing the latest product collaboration with Korea’s top TV program: Get It Beauty!!

Image from Althea’s Angel’s Facebook Page 

For the past 3 years, Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly with SEA consumers. I love online shopping on Althea because it just feels that i am shopping at Korea because Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers 🙂

Revealing my welcome gift – It arrived in a beautiful pink box and inside contains the following products~ I am so looking forward to give the Daily 10-second wash-off mask – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer a try!

‘To Listen What Your Skin Says’ – The Collaboration with Althea and Get it Beauty

Get It Beauty, Korea’s no. 1 beauty TV show, introduces new trends and provides resourceful information relating to beauty. From verification by scientific testing to providing the chances to enjoy the beauty products in person, Get it Beauty offers various and broad beauty experiences.
To make a healthy beauty life, Get it Beauty creates a new beauty ritual – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer with Althea.

Created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites, this product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates it into freshness and vitality for the skin. Treat your skin daily to this premium ingredients easy-to-use, 10 second wash off mask. Made with premium ingredients sourced from various parts of the world, this mask is filled with energy and freshness from nature to ensure your skin stays healthy and clean.

Real Fresh Skin Detoxer comes in Rose and Green Tea to address different skin concerns.

Rose Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Refining) helps to gently smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow. It is recommended to incorporate this into your morning skin care routine. This product helps to protect and balance the pH levels of the skin, balance out the skin’s texture for perfect makeup application.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) helps to calms down and purifies the sensitive skin.  It is recommended to incorporate this into your night skin care routine. At 10 p.m, the time skin cell regeneration is most active, this product boosts the skin’s natural regeneration process by ensuring the skin is purified and ready to rest

Rose Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Refining) contains real premium may rose petals. It bluff away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow in just 10 seconds. This product contains 100% Premium May Rose Petal which is hand-picked once in a year during May from Grasse, Southern France, and smoothes your skin like a rose petal. The natural pack containing the real petals maximizes the nutrition so that the skin can easily get a full mask pack effect only in 10 seconds. Cleansing ingredients are derived from Coconut extracts, softly melts down in your skin without irritation and washes off the pack with mild petal bubbles.

Do you know that May Rose Petal only blooms once in a year in Grasse, France just for 5 weeks and is gathered only by handpicking. Premium May Rose helps balance out the skin’s pH which is 5 times more effectively than normal rose. Such a precious ingredient! It helps moisturize and gives the skin a rosy radiant glow with rich mineral component. The real rose petal pieces in the product help to purify and improve blood circulation, ensuring the skin stays revitalized, supple and bright.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) contains young green tea leaves from Jeju island plantations which helps relieves sensitive skin and purifies skin to have a healthy boost in just 10 seconds. What’s special about the young green tea leaves is that it is the very first-born baby green tea leaves from pristine Jeju Green tea Plantation. This 100% nature ingredient relieves and purifies the sensitive skin. The natural pack containing the real leaves maximizes the nutrition so that the skin can easily get a full mask pack effect only in 10 seconds. It also contains cleansing ingredients derived from Coconut extracts, softly melts down in your skin without irritation and washes off the pack with mild leaves bubbles.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is filled with Pure Green Energy of Pristine Jeju Jeju Green Tea. Jeju’s green tea leaves grow under the spring sunshine, allowing them to harness the natural energy of the island. Using only the softest and most delicate baby leaves from the first harvest, the product houses a fresh scent and contains nourishments to cleanse and soothe the skin. The baby green tea leaf collected in spring contains an abundance of Catechin which has 5 times more vitamin C than the lemon does, making them excellent at protecting the skin from UV damage. Jeju green tea powder relieves the stressed skin real fast by controlling the sebum and purifying the dust on skin.

Putting the Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) to good use as my skin is congested recently.

How to use: Squeeze out a generous amount and apply a relatively thick layer onto the dry cleansed skin. Leave the product for 10 seconds, then add a little bit of water and massage in circular motions with petal bubbles. Rinse it off after follow-up with the rest of your skin care products. After opening the product, you can record down the opening date to track the lifespan and expiry date of the product to ensure freshness.

Packaging: The Real Fresh Skin Detoxer has a transparent squeeze tube packaging. This makes usage fuss free, economic and hygienic.

Scent: It has a soothing herbal tea scent and i love it!!! Not only that the product is convenient to use, it smells really good as well.

Texture: It has a thick gel-like consistency with tiny bits of green tea leaves. The tiny bits act as a gentle and mild exfoliator so it is suitable for sensitive skin!

Personally i felt that the Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is good to use in the shower (straight after cleansing!). Upon application, there’s a soothing and refreshing sensation which calms down my skin after a long day at work. In addition, the scent is pretty therapeutic as well and i really enjoyed using it. It is recommended to leave it on for only 10 seconds and then massage the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in circular motions (the layer of detoxer will turn milky) before washing it off. After removing the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer, my skin felt soft, smoother and less tight! Although my skin is sensitive, it does not have any adverse reaction when i am using it daily! Love it as it helps to reduce skin’s congestion and reduce redness! 🙂

It is recommended to store the product in a cool and dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight. As it contains real rose petals, the color of the gel may change color over time. The natural discoloration will not affect its product quality and function and remains safe to use.

You can purchase the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer via this link

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website

Nilufer Tea – Organic blessings, Ready to be enjoyed~

For a long time, coffee has been a major part of my morning routine and it is something i cannot do without. However, i am trying to cut my caffeine intake (For obvious reasons) so a friend of mine suggested that i switch to drinking Fruits and Herbal Tea. Besides being a healthier choice, Fruits and Herbal tea are both refreshing and energy boosting so it can be the perfect pick me up in the morning. Most of all, it is not caffeine based and it is packed with vitamins and antioxidants!

While searching for a good fruits and Herbs Tea online, Nilufer Tea caught my eye. Nilufer Tea is an organic herbal tea company that prides themselves for ethically sourcing quality ingredients that are organic and pesticide-free. To them, tea is not only a beverage, but a way of life. They are committed in bringing their loyal customers and consumers not only the best teas, but also the best digital wellness content so that one can start living the best life.

Picture from Nilufer Tea’s Facebook

Do you know that Nilßfer rigorously follows organic and pesticide-free farming practices and put sustainable development and mother nature first. Unlike other tea brands, they do not crush or compress the herbs and flowers so consumer can enjoy the full benefits.  Not only that, Nilufer tea comes in artisan packaging which makes it the prettiest tea i have ever come across!

Nilufer’s Tea Concept

At Nilufer, they believe that making quality tea is more than just a business, it’s a way of life. Encouraging the step away from non-environmentally friendly practices. Working together with small farmers throughout Japan, they are involved in every step of the process, from recipe creation to harvesting. By relying on notable, independent farmers for most of their ingredients, they are doing their best to boost employment opportunities in farming villages while encouraging the demand for sustainable and fair farm practices to continue in future.

NilĂźfer, where beauty meets benefits

Unlike other tea brands, Nilufer does not crush or compress their herbs and flowers. Nilufer ensures that all raw ingredients stay whole in order to ensure that customers are able to experience the highest grade of blends. Customers will find themselves experiencing bliss like never before with the floral and fruity recipes. Not only will the tea taste phenomenal, but one will also experience how close to impossible it is to say that your brew won’t be aesthetically pleasing to the point where you’d find it hard to put that camera down.

Bringing Nature Into Your Cup

Embrace the crisp flavour and fragrance of mother nature with Nilufer tea. Say goodbye to imagining what fruit-of-the-earth teas taste like. Here at Nilufer, they proudly develop unique recipes for each blend of tea. They tirelessly handcraft each tea bag individually, using only the finest quality of organic herbs and dried fruits. Ingredients are screened strictly in order to ensure quality control. Hence, ensuring that with every sip, customers get nothing less than the best.

First up –

The Floral Blossom (Gift Set) comes with 8 sachets in a pretty gift box which will rejuvenate skin’s glow. The floral blossom tea will help to enrich skin with vitamins from rose petals, corn flower, lavender, chamomile, lemongrass blended with citrus which will leave your skin with a velvety glow.

Floral Blossom has skin loving benefits and the blend also contains Chamomile and lavender which helps to calm and relax one’s body and has properties that aids with digestion. Not only that, the rose petal inside the blend emits the aroma that also helps to calm the mind and maintain a woman’s hormonal balance (Very useful to alleviate discomfort during the time of the month!)

I have also received 3 packets of Premium Herbal Tea Mix which consists of the Ginger Rooibos, Rose Paradise, Floral Blossom, Orange & Chamomile and Blue Ocean Tea

Refresh and boost your resistance with the Ginger Rooibos Tea (with Red Rooibos, Apple Mint, Ginger, Lemongrass). The blend of red rooibos, mint and peppery ginger gives a Spicy Earthy taste.

Revitalize Your Soul with the Rose Paradise Tea. Bring out the femininity in you with a beautiful blend of rose and hibiscus. It is sure to leave you drowned in its heavenly floral aroma alongside a hint of strawberry. Proudly organic and pesticide free herbs only.

For centuries, rose teas have also been used as a medicinal drink due to a plethora of benefits for your body. It enhances skin radiance and is used to alleviate hormonal imbalance or menstrual issues in women.

Orange & Chamomile Tea (with Chamomile, Lemongrass, Spear Mint, Rosehip, Lemon, Ginger, Marigold, Pineapple) will calm nerves with a load of chamomile, a hint of spear mint, lemongrass and ginger blended with lemon for an awakening citrus flavour.

Inspired by the Setouchi ocean, the butterfly pea and blue mallow flower in the Blue Ocean Tea changes hot water into a beautiful cup of blue that is rich in antioxidants. A mixture of mint, lemongrass and lavender adds a refreshing taste to rejuvenate your senses.

 

If you are using a cup for the tea, it is recommended to use hot water and cover for a few mins in order to extract the natural vitamins. The Floral Blossom smells aromatic and the chamomile scent is distinctive (I like!).  The synergy combination of rose, chamomile and lavender with other ingredients makes the taste wonderful, tasty and refreshing! As the tea tastes light and refreshing, it goes really well with my egg tart to aid digestion and to remove food after-taste. With the right cup of tea, it will compliment the food that you are having and not mask the taste of the food~ Instead, you will bring the taste to a whole new level! 🙂

NilĂźfer’s Floral Blossom

The Blue Ocean Tea changes hot water into a beautiful cup of blue that is rich in antioxidants. Not only it is a treat for my eyes but the combination of mint, lemongrass and lavender rejuvenate my senses as well. The Blue Ocean Tea blend consists of Butterfly pea, Blue mallow flower, Mint, Lemongrass and Lavender. I love how the lavender’s pleasant floral taste contrast with the sweetness of mint. Good as a mid day perk me up, the Blue Ocean tea will help with anxiety relieving which melts away stress and calms the mind.

With such an excellent range of  Fruits and Herbs Tea selection, Nilufer Tea caters to all niches and people from all walks of life. There is always a tea for everyone and different occasions.

Nilufer Tea can be ordered online or purchased at selected places in Singapore. Thank you Leah for sending me some of Nilufer tea selections for my review! 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Nilufer Tea’s website

How to Look for the Best Florist Online?

Sending flowers to your loved ones can be a simple way for you to show how much you love and appreciate them. This can be the reason why flowers are considered to be a usual gift when celebrating important occasions or if you want to make an ordinary day special.

With the demand for flowers, more and more people acquire the service of a reliable florist. Instead of visiting a flower shop to order for flowers, you can simply look for the best for convenience.

4 Factors that Could Help You Find the Florist

When looking for an online florist, you will surely come up with lots of options to choose from. You might feel confused which one to hire because you will not only look at their rates but you also have to check the quality of flowers they have, the selection, services, and also the arrangements. So to help you find the best florist, here are some points that you should consider.

  • If you want the best service from a flower shop then it is necessary that you check the years of experience of the florist. The longer they are in this kind of business, the greater assurance that you will get satisfied with their service.

  • Another thing that you should look for when choosing a florist is the selection of flowers they have. Of course, having different flowers even the rare ones will surely give you an idea that they can make the flower arrangement you want.

  • There are times that you need the flowers to be delivered right away or failed to order the flowers ahead of time. So when looking for a florist, it is best that you check if they offer a same day flower delivery.

  • One important thing that people always consider when looking for an online florist is the cost of the service. They would surely go for a florist that could provide them affordable services and quality flowers and arrangements.

By considering these factors, for sure it would be easier for you to decide which one to hire when looking for the best florist. Having the best florist online is not just about the money that you pay for the service but with the happiness that you can give when surprising your loved ones with a bouquet of flowers. 🙂

Introducing the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold~

Wet Brush!

Many of you might have heard of Wet Brush while some might not. Being a product commonly compared to Tangled Teezer especially in the US, Wet Brush aims to constantly invent a new product and design! For many years, i have been a loyal user of the Wet Brush! This hair brush is a God sent product to keep my thick, easily-tangled and unmanageable hair in check! Today i am back with a review on a new product from the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold collection!!

Say hello to the perfect travel companion and detangle hair on the go. This perfect travelling companion is available in 3 metallic colours: Gold, Silver and Pale Pink. This convenient compact design miniature Pop Fold™ features mirror in handle with easy to use foldable handle with push release button (With IntelliFlex® bristles are protected when closed)!

Over the last few years, the Wet Brush has established itself in the U.S. market for professional hair brushes and is now considered #1 in its class. The Intelliflex bristles are what make the Wet Brush so special and it has set a milestone in the hair care industry. The bristles have intelligent flexibility whereby they will ‘know’ when to be firm and when to be flexible. The bristles’ flexibility enable users to carry out protective and pain-free detangling while combing their hair. The bristles are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. They glide through hair (wet or dry) effortlessly detangling and prepping for healthy styling. The tips of the bristles will even massage the scalp to circulate blood flow! It works great on wet/dry hair and it is perfect everyone. It works excellently on hair extensions and wigs as well!

Photo from Wet Brush’s Facebook Page

Looking for a brush that matches your jewels of the day? This is what you’re looking for!

Apart from its color, it also comes with a mirror on the handle for convenience and we never have to worry about looking for a mirror to adjust our hair or to check out our makeup of the day!

Last but most important, with its IntelliflexÂŽ Bristle and SofTips, you never have to worry about pain and tugging as this brush knows when to be firm to detangle knots while not causing any pain. SofTips also helps to massage your scalp for a healthier hair!

Recently, i have permed my hair (which tangles easily because it is damaged and dry!) and i am so glad that Wet Brush has launched the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold! This new collection makes it so easy for me to bring it everywhere i go. This mini and convenient size fits into any bag with its easy-to-use foldable handle and its push release button. Now i can have tangle-free silky and smooth hair on the go!

As mentioned, what made Wet Brush unique is that each brush incorporates exclusive IntelliFlex™ bristles that bend and flex to remove knots effortlessly and are protected when the Pop Fold is closed to prevent damage when travelling. There’s no pain and no tears whether the hair is wet or dry, curly or straight, thick or fine, the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold collection is the pretty pain-free solution to detangling hair!

With the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold, i can now keep my unruly perm hair in check. This brush makes my combing experience easy and painless! This brush will just glides through my hair and remove the tangle in just a few tug-free strokes (Despite being so dry!). This means lesser breakage, no pain and fewer hair fall! My scalp is also thanking me as it causes less damage to hair when it detangles hair so effortlessly and painlessly. Besides being highly flexible, the Wet Brush‘s bristles tips are ‘coated’ so it serves as a protection and will not hurt my scalp. The soft bristles and coated tips also helps to massage my scalp to circulate blood flow and i love using it! Because of the highly effective bristles, I observed that i’m losing lesser hair because i don’t have to tug so much while combing.

The design of the Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold is also well thought of! Being so compact, it pops and opens up to a brush with a mirror on the handle. I can also have a firm grip on the brush as the handle fits so nicely on my hand! I cannot think of any fault with this product and all i know that the Wet Brush is something i cannot do without~

Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold collection retails at $15.90. Get yours today in selected Watsons,
SASA, aLT@BHG, Metro, Robinsons, Welcia @ Bugis , Unity & Giant. 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from The Wet Brush’s presskit