Lactacyd Intimate

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Let me ask you (the ladies!!) a question first before I start: Do you use female hygiene wash to care for your V-zone?

I know. Most of you are going to going to tell me “No, I don’t.” In fact, only 1 out of 10 females uses female hygiene wash. Me too. I don’t… until I know about Lactacyd Intimate. And I’m going to share it with you today! :)

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Lactacyd Daily Feminine Wipes and Lactacyd Intimate Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash

When I was given the samples to try, I had a burning question that I wanted to ask (I know you have it too! hahaha)! Here goes….

Question:
Why do I need to use a feminine wash? A shower foam has the same function of cleaning my V-zone isn’t it?

Answer:
Actually no. Our normal skin has a pH level of around 5, and our V-zone is slightly more acidic, with a pH level of 3.8 to 4.2. As we know, soap and shower gel/foam has a higher pH level, around pH 6-10, which will destroy the natural acidic protection of our intimate part and cause discomfort or abnormal discharge. The alkaline nature of soap and shower foam/gel will also prevent the growth of good bacteria in our vaginal ecosystem. And hence, we should not neglect the special care for our V-zone!

Since our V-zone has a slightly acidic pH level, it acts as a layer of natural protection. It promotes the growth of good bacteria and fights against external bacteria and hence prevents irritation and infection. Our vaginal ecosystem consist of Lactic Acid which is essential in maintaining the pH level thus making ladies feel fresh all day!

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Lactacyd Intimate
Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash

I tried Lactacyd Intimate Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash for around 2 weeks and I love it! Before I review, let’s look at the ingredients first.

Lactacyd Intimate Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash is hypoallergenic and contains natural ingredients like Lactic Acid and a extra natural milk extract, Lactoserum, is also added to provide moisturising effects.

Knowing that it contains all natural ingredients, I felt safe using it (If you had followed my blog posts, you would know that I have sensitive skin and always has eczema attacks…zzzz…). I just use it like how I use my shower foam, very convenient, and I really like the very light floral scent! Smells really good! Love it! It is suitable for use during menstrual period too! Actually I thought that we should all the more use it during that time of the month to keep ourselves clean, and free from odour and itch!

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Very gentle formula

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Going for my shower!

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My Lactacyd Intimate Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash! Nice, clean and healthy!

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And look at what I have here… Lactacyd Daily Feminine Wipes!

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Just pull the sticker that covers it to pull out the tissue. Very hygienic!

I love the wipes! It’s written on the front of the pack “Clean and fresh anytime, anywhere”. How true! Its so convenient that I carry a pack of it in my bag when I go out. It serves to freshen up instantly when you are on the go and is especially useful during our menstrual days, with every change of our sanitary napkins.

I used to want to get wet tissues but because I’m not sure if the ingredients are suitable for V-zone use, and so I never did. And most wet tissues has added fragrance and I’m worried that it might cause a allergic reaction and when I was given the Lactacyd Daily Feminine Wipes, I knew I found what I wanted! Wonderful product! Loves~~!

Lastly, a few frequently asked questions by the ladies:

Q: Do I need it when I get infection?
A: Yes! Before infection arises, to prevent and relief infections.

Q: Will V-zone wash affect the natural capability for our V-zone to balance itself?
A: No, it will not affect the natural ability to balance itself. It will replenish the lactic acid instead of affecting the natural capability of producing it.

Q: Any side effects?
A: All natural ingredients… so no!! :)

Q: I heard that some people use v zone wash to clear breakouts, is this true?
A: Yes its delicate to facial skin. However, facial wash is not recommend to use for V-zone even although it’s very gentle.

So make the right choice today ladies! Start caring for your intimate areas with the right products! :)

Chicken Mayo Sandwich – Ultra Simple Recipe!

I decided to make a simple chicken mayonnaise sandwich for my dinner on Sunday because I’m quite sick of eating the same few things over and over again. I took some photos and decided to share my uber simple recipe. If I can do it, you can too. Why? I can’t really whip up a nice meal like some of my female (and even male) counterparts do!

I headed to Cold Storage to buy some chicken fillet and a can of Kraft mayonnaise. I tried Heinz mayonnaise before but I find it a little too sour for my liking.

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I added a pinch of salt and rub it on the chicken fillet (after washing of course!) and steamed it till its cooked.

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I minced up the fillets with a chopper. I like it really chopped-up small!!!

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Add some Kraft mayonnaise and mix.

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Sprinkle some pepper for taste and mix again.

There! Okay already!

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Spread it over my Bonjour Milk Bread and add some lettuce! I would love to have some tomato slices too!

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My yummy chicken mayonnaise sandwich!

Eh… the real good cooks don’t laugh at me huh… hahahaha… I’m still trying to pick up the ropes! Those with SIMPLE recipes teach me okie… My mum always wants to teach me “simple” cooking. But I think her definition of simple and mine kind of differs…. Hahahaha….

Marutaman Ramen with Kiyora and Joyce!

My favourite ramen of all time in Singapore. Sometimes, Dear Dear and I will travel all the way down to Clarke Quay just for Marutama Ramen!

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I love the non-spicy one! The soup is very richly flavoured. Super yummy.
Can you see the egg that I requested to be added? Its amazing. I’ll come just for the egg. Its very soft on the inside, the yolk is not hardened, still sticky, but yet the white is richly flavoured. How ah? To make the egg white tasty, they got to cook it for a long period of time right? But if they cook for a long time, then the yolk will be hardened, isn’t it? Anyway… Yummy!

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Joyce, Kiyora and I order some grilled Char Siew to share. a must order…

I think many people already know about Marutama Ramen, judging from the long queues during dinner time (sigh…)… But those who hasn’t tried it, here’s the address!

The Central @ Clarke Quay, #03-90/91

And a few photos that we took that day!

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Kiyora, Joyce and me!
Rarely got to see the girls! Had a nice chat and catching up session.

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Im feeling exceptionally happy for this sweetie as she’s finally happy! I’m so glad and may you live in bliss ya? :)

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and I was telling Kiyora on Facebook that I want to steal her hairband… Hahahaha…

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Have a wonderful week ahead!
(oh well…. its only Monday~~~~~ blues………)

** Before I go… Have you voted for my hair tutorial video at Liese? You have to like the Liese Facebook fan page first before you are able to vote! Thanks! :)

Viccal + Hanamei Skincare Review

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After many days of neglecting my blog, I’m back with a review of 2 products!

Introducing Viccal, The Basic Collection

Three serums from this collection…

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I was given serum No. 2.11 which was for detoxifying and healing. I tend to get zits one or two weeks before my period, and is prone to getting oil clogs or whiteheads. I tried on this serum hoping to solve this problem and clarify my skin. I applied the serum after toner every morning. I do not apply at night because I wanted to apply my other serums that are for other problems at night time.

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Dropper packaging! Reminds me of my Chemistry Practical days!

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I like the idea of a dropper packaging. No need for any skin contact, just place a few drops on your palms. Very hygienic and no need to worry about contamination!

I love the smell of the serum too! It has this honey like scent, very sweet and very calming. The texture is light and is absorbed quickly into my skin. Normally, I’ll just pat on my face after applying to help my skin in the absorption and at the same time, giving a facial massage to my face to prevent sagging skin (I do that with all of my serums!)!

Results:

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Results wasn’t instantaneous but it was obvious after a few days of usage. My skin was smoother and there was almost no oil clogs. For those with this problem, you’ll know that your face feels bumpy when you are washing it. But after using Viccal No. 2.11, I don’t feel it anymore. Results were really visible and I continue to use it for the entire month, and realized that skin remains clear even during my pre-menstrual period!! Yay!

Verdict: I really like it and would purchase it for use when I finish my sponsored bottle! ~~loves!!~~~

Next up!

Hanamei Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum

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Hanamei Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum

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So for ladies who do hair removal ( I’m sure everyone does it? Please tell me I’m right? Hahaha…), Hanamei Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum may just be the angel sent to us from heaven. There aren’t may of such products available in the market!

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The dropper packaging again!! Hygienic and convenient!

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I applied Hanamei Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum on my underarms, elbows and kneecaps for the one month that I tried out the product. It did keep my skin (really rough and dry on my elbow and kneecaps… zzzz…) smoother and more supple. There were less ingrown hair which means less itch and rashes for me. No good to have rashes after hair removal, it just adds on to my scars when I can’t resist giving them a good scratch! I’ll continue using it as it lightens the darkened areas that’s caused by abrasion during hair removal!

So how’s the texture of Hanamei Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum? Its light and feels watery. Absorption is quick and the smell is pleasant!

So by the time you are at this part of my post, I’m sure many of you will be itching to ask me where you can get the above products from… So here you go…

Viccal:
1) You can purchase it from their website ( http://www.syrup.sg/staging/VICCAL/ ) through calls or emails.

2) or you can get them from these clinics listed here ( http://www.themedicalpractice.com.sg/our-clinic.html )

Hanamei:

Just call 6343 0157 to purchase!

DIY a Pretty Hairdo with Liese!

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Sometimes when I look at my long straight and I feel that its really boring. I want to style it up prettily especially when I go on a date with my Dear, or even when I head out to town for some high tea or shopping with my girls! And I promised myself that I’m going to arrange my hair nicely just like those girls in the fashion magazines!

So, I was a little afraid when Liese challenged me and a few other bloggers to recreate a summer hair style from their Hairstyle collection. All the hair styles from the Liese Hair style collection are so pretty, (http://web.kao.com/sg/liese/collections/index.html) and it made me excited to try them out myself! Hee. After looking through, I finally decided on a hair style which I thought will be suitable for my long hair. ☺

And I’ll be posting a video step by step tutorial at the end of the post! Must watch it ok? ;p

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The hairstyle that I’m going to try out! :) So pretty isn’t it!
And there’s a step by step photo tutorial on the website that teaches you how to achieve the hairstyle with a few products!

Liese has a wide range of products that helps you achieve pretty hair! From COLOUR, TREAT to STYLING, they have everything you need for the perfect hair style! But for this challenge, I will only be making use of Liese’s Treat & Style products. ☺

Here are the products that you’ll need to have for this hairstyle:

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Liese Juicy Shower

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I love the Liese Juicy Shower a lot! Ever since I got it, I’ve been using it everyday in the morning before I style my hair, and even mid-day or after work (Oh yes, I keep a bottle at my workplace!) I love the raspberry scent and that burst of moisture for my very dry and chemical-damaged hair.

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Liese Ironmake Collection Rich Curl

Liese Iron Make Collection contains “heat protect” ingredients that protects hair from the heat of curling tongs. Using this also make my curls fluffy & bouncy without any stiffness! The end result is: healthy and bouncy curls!” I like!! :P

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Liese Designing Jelly No. 3

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Another interesting fact about Liese’s styling products (all the three of them shown above) are numbered according to holding strength, which helps to take the uncertainty away when you can choosing which one buy! I like that
Designing Jelly is a breakthrough texture from Japan. It leaves no sticky, no oily and no stiff finish after styling! What is unique about the Designing Jelly is it has a serum type of texture that makes it easy to spread onto hair! I also love the uber cute pink packaging. So sweet!! Hee.

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Liese Clear Cube Wax No. 6

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As you can see, Liese’s styling products (all the three of them shown above) are numbered according to holding strength, which helps to take the uncertainty away when you can choosing which one to buy! I like that! For this hairstyle that I’m creating, I’ll be using the Clear Cube Wax with the strongest hold, No. 6!

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Before photo: This is me with my boring straight hair!

And I’m hoping to create a hairstyle similar to this!

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And I did!

Here’s the step-by-step video tutorial that I did! Watch it watch it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuX-x0jRkfw

My hairstyling experience:
I always thought that the Japanese/Taiwan girls type of hairdos that I see on their streets were very complicated and very difficult to achieve unless I got very nimble fingers. However, after trying out the above hairstyle following their step-by-step tutorial, I managed to do it! Its actually very simple! Of course, having the right products helped to do up the hair and keep it in place! I’m very encouraged by my little success on creating a pretty hairdo and I’m going to try out more hairstyles in the future! :) You must try it too!! There’s so many different styles to try!

Here’s my “After” photo!!

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Ta-da!!

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closer look at the arrangement and the curls on the side…

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I love it!!!

Watch the video to see how this hairstyle can be achieved with the few Liese Style and Care products! All you need is curling tongs and a few bobby pins! As simple as that! If you like my video, don’t forget to vote for me at the Liese’s Facebook Page!

Support me and vote for me at Liese’s Facebook Page!

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Because the blogger with the highest number of votes will get to win the cute pink jewelry box shown above and you as the vote gets a chance to win it too!!

How to vote:

1) Like Liese’s Facebook Page!
2) Click on the link “Summer Styles Blogger Contest on the left side of the page
3) Click the little Green button “Vote” to fill in your particulars and vote!

Thanks a lot!

Muacks!

New Hair Colour!

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Thanks to Liese! I love my new hair colour!

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Liese Bubble Hair Colour in Platinum Beige

Using Liese Bubble Hair Colour is such a breeze and its much easier to even out the application as compared to other DIY hair colours. Its just like shampooing your hair!

Results:

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I love the colour and you can see from the photos that I managed to colour my hair roots too! It used to be difficult with other DIY hair dyes.

Anyway, I curled my hair and accessorized it with a leopard prints headband (actually its just a long strip of chiffon cloth with leopard prints… hahaha).
Small little tip if you want to use this kind of headband: Remember to secure the headband with one or two pins so that it doesn’t move around too much since it isn’t elastic. Oh pin it by the side and try as much as possible to hide the pins! ;p

You can read more on Liese’s Bubble Hair Colour here: http://web.kao.com/sg/liese/lineup/haircolor/index.html

Love Platinum Beige! I would love to try Chiffon Beige or Milk Tea Brown next time! The colours are pretty! :)

Sunplay… Fall In Love with the Sun!

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Love the sun, sea and the sand?

Or there are events, or times when you have to be in the sun for long period of time?

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Hahaha… And yes I tried to stand in the shade as much as I can to avoid darkening of the skin and photoaging!! I’m want to prevent wrinkles and fine lines!

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And so I was really glad when Sunplay sent these products to me!

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Sunplay Superblock SPF 130+++

Wow… SPF 130! That’s so high and that will save me the hassle of reapplying sunblock every now and then.

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Back of Sunplay Superblock’s packaging

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Very watery formula and hence its very easy to spread over your skin and it can be use on face and body.

This product is suitable for sports and outdoor activities and since its waterproof as mentioned, its good for water sports too! My skin didn’t turn dark even after swimming (lucky!). However, I find it a tad oily after application and it left a white cast on my skin.

Next up…

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Sunplay UV Bodymist Sunblock SPF 80 PA+++

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Spray nozzle

I like this product! I like the idea of having a sunblock that allows me to spray it on instead of having to apply it with hands. Sometimes its hard to apply on our back ourselves and a spray makes things so much easier. I could spray the sunblock on hard to reach places easily! I applied it on for a swim and I didn’t darken!

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The mist spread out quite evenly after one spray.

So remember to put on your sunblock EVERYDAY to protect your skin from darkening (that is if you prefer to be a fair maiden). Even if you prefer tan skin, do not go without proper sunblock and have wrinkles and fine lines forming! Take good care of our skin! :)

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No need to be afraid of Mr Sunny and hide. Come out into the sun and play!

Do like Sunplay’s Facebook Page to get latest promotions and updates and even skincare tips!
http://www.facebook.com/sunplaysg
I liked it. Have you?
:) :) ;p ;p

A busy busy week!

The past one week has been so busy and I’m so exhausted and haven’t been updating this space as frequently as before! Heh… I will be posting up a lot of new stuff and reviews very soon… real soon!

Finishing up the mountainous pile of work and to handling the household matters isn’t an easy feat. Moreover, I’m never the domestic goddess to begin with… Hahaha…

Dear’s Mummy is on the way to recovery and I think we are all very happy that everything is well and good!  May God bless everyone and keep every one in good health. I’ll continue to pray!

Keeping everyone in prayers,
Xiaoxin

Lauren Moffatt Spring Collection

I was browsing Lauren Moffatt’s spring collection and I thought the collection really oozes sweetness! Its so pretty! Oh well. the price is of cause, very steep. But we can always look at it for inspirations and mix and match with our cheaper alternatives right? Hahaha… I’m stingy! I can’t pay so much for a dress although its really pretty!

*All photos from Lauren Moffatt*

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My personal favourite! The mix of blue and cream (my favourite colours)!

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All of them are so pretty! I love the socks and heels combi which I’ve been wearing pretty often recently. I’m going to buy more socks of different designs to match my heels! But again, its not easy to find nice socks (not the school-going cotton kind~~) in Singapore, I’ve got no idea why.

Anyway for those who wants to view the full Lauren Moffatt collection, you can head to their official website to browse through their designs!

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend!
Hope the colourful collection cheered you all up somehow! It did to me! ;p

Where Were We? ;p

Make a guess make a guess!! Where were we?

I’ve never been to this corner before (i’m such a mountain tortoise…)! Do you know where this place is? ;p It’s such a pretty little corner!

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Anyone knows? Hiak hiak!!