Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Acwell No.3 Aquazene Effector

Acwell is a Korean dermatological brand that incorporates traditional herbs into their skincare line, which is specifically made for sensitive skin and they are now available at Shop Ippuni. In conjunction with Shop Ippuni's Acwell Malaysia official launch,  I was luckily choosen to be one of the product reviewer for Acwell Try and Review event. Acwell No.3 Aquazene Effector was picked based on my current skin condition, which is dehydrated, sensitive mature skin.

Acwell No.3 Aquazene Effector

Skin Type : For Dehydrated, sensitive skin

Description : A total essence for stressed & sensitive skin. Formulated with Centella Asiatica Extract and Acwell's exclusive oriental herb complex, Puritox. It makes skin feel soothed, revitalized, and look visibly healthier.

Acwell products are free from parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes, mineral oil.

Texture wise, this is an oil-free, gel-cream like essence with a mild herbal scent. At first I was worried it would feel a little heavy on my combination skin, but it took only a few minutes for it to be fully absorbed on my skin. My skin instantly feels smooth and silky. It also keeps my skin feeling supple and hydrated throughout the day, without adding any oily-ness. Apparently this also works in restoring skin elasticity, which in turns keeps your skin looking more youthful, perfect for stressed and mature skin. 

Acwell No.3 Aquazene Effector comes in an airless pump bottle, which makes it a more hygienic dispensing option. Applying this on during the morning, it gives a smooth and silky finish, which makes it perfect as a primer. It's also gentle on skin and doesn't feel drying at all. 

Acwell products are now available at Shop Ippuni , do check out  them out here :

Monday, September 17, 2018

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask

If you're a big fan of sheet mask, you'd probably knew all about Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask, previously known as It's Real Squeeze Mask. A friend of mine who knew how much I love using sheet mask had kindly brought back some of the latest sheet mask from Innisfree. And here's my thoughts about them.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask - Rose

Description : This refreshing water-type real mask, enriched with moisture from fragrant roses, leaves the skin smooth and radiant.

This has a mild, natural rose scent, which probably won't bother most people, even for people like me, who's usually not into rosey scent.

I find watery type sheet mask suits more towards those with oily skin type. It's refreshing and soothing, with adequate hydration on my combination skin. It has a brightening effect on dull and lackluster skin, and the effect stays on the next day. Overall it's quite good though I would'd say it's super hydrating.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask - Acai Berry

Description :  This rich cream-type real mask, enriched with abundant nourishment of thoroughly squeezed acai berries, leaves the skin resilient and full of life.

This has a fresh and citrusy scent that might seem a little artificial, but still great smelling to me.

I love the consistency of this mask, it's emulsion-like, which is slightly thicker than the watery-type sheet mask. Since Acai Berry is a superfruit that's chockfull of antioxidants, it's great for keeping skin looking youthful. Due to it's heavy consistency, it does took a while for it to fully sink on my skin. For those with oily skin, you might want to skip this mask, though it works really great in brightening my overall complexion and keeping my skin soft and plump.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask - Manuka Honey

Description :  A mask made with nutrient-rich manuka honey to moisturize dry, rough skin.

My favourite out of the 3, this has a mild fresh honey scent to it. It has a cooling effect, which feels very soothing on my skin. Perfect for calming skin as honey has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Though it is less heavier than the Acai Berry mask, it still works well in hydrating my dehydrated combination skin. Overall I love these mask thought people who are used to using thin-like cellulose mask might find the texture of these mask to be a little thicker on skin, therefore a bit rougher.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Woo! Cafe

There is a street named Jalan Dewan, famously known as Australia Place, which used to be a camping site for Australian troops during World War 2. A historical place known for it's vintage print shops, Australia Place is also famous among tourist and backpackers, as there's a lot of backpackers lodges around here.  Walking along this street, you'll definitely find lots of interesting looking cafes. Woo! Cafe is one the many cafes around here, the cafe that caught my friends attention due to it's minimalist white decor, so they decided it's the perfect place for my birthday lunch 😘

One of my biggest pet peeve when visiting cafes is getting a less than warm welcome from the cafe attendants, which unfortunately happens a lot, lol. We were unaware that all orders must be made at the counter, so when one of their attendant stopped by our table, we were rudely shrugged off and told to head over to the counter, without a second glance and definitely without a smile, lmao. Well, that was harsh 😂

Luckily the staff that took our order was nice and polite. It was on a Sunday morning and the whole place was packed, so our food only arrived after 20-30 minutes, which was to be expected. I randomly choose this pan seared chicken thighs out of all the menu, which was quite lucky for me as I love this a lot. The whole presentation is amazing and the meat is juicy and tender.

Mazel decided to have their signature dish, Woo's breakfast for her and Cayla. Unfortunately this taste a little bland. 

Mazel with her Woo's breakfast 💕

Irene the pasta and salmon lover decided to have this Unagi Sauce Salmon Pasta. This taste really good, it has a slightly sweet and salty taste to it due to the Unagi sauce. 

Irene with her iced matcha tea 😋

Overall I love the decor and ambience of the cafe. The food was nice too. Unfortunately I'm not too fond of the less than friendly service, which unfortunately had to happen during the day I celebrate my early birthday with friends 😂