QUICK REVIEW: Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

Hello muh’ lovelies! Happy Sunday! I’m excited to share this awesome product with you! When it was first launched, it was sold out at every Watsons that I went to. 1 month after their launch, I’ve finally managed to get one. Funny how there was a promotion when it was sold out everywhere. And… when it was back in stock, the promotion was over. *shakes head*

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Contains the following:

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  1. 1x advanced facial cleansing device
  2. 1x brush head
  3. 1x 20ml Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser
  4. 2x AA batteries

AWESOME because…

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  • Affordable; retailing exclusively at Watsons for RM129.90 (inexpensive compared to other handheld cleansing devices that are retailing at RM500 and above)
  • Maintenance is affordable; brush head costs cheaper than other brands of handheld cleansing devices
  • Cleanses thoroughly; before and after pictures of the brush head is proof that it cleanses better than regular face cleansing procedures with our hands. Oh I feel so clean that my face is free from makeup residues!

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  • Enables for better absorption of products; now I’m a little bit more hardworking with my toner knowing the benefits of using this cleansing tool. I have an issue with large pores and somehow I never got around to applying toner every night.
  • Can be used daily; it gently exfoliates
  • Device is water resistant; water has splashed all over mine and have yet to experience any problems with it
  • Travel friendly; light! (Don’t you feel that when you’re traveling you face tends to get oilier and more clog pores like you feel almost as if your face is filled with soot?Especially when in Bangkok!)
  • Can use other cleansing products that best suit your skin type; I have tried using the Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser and my usual cleanser; it works just fine.

NOT AWESOME because…

  • The speed/ rotation of the brush head; a tad bit faster would be better (although there are 2 speed options, they are rather slow. Perhaps the batteries are not powerful enough? I shall try other batteries than the ones provided. I like to get things done in a jiffy, so a faster speed would be better)
  • It was hard to obtain the product when it was launched; sold out at every Watson (Malaysia) I went to. I hope there is plenty of stock available now.

I definitely do recommend this as it is a friendly user device that is very much affordable and suitable to use for any age range. I’ve been eyeing another cleansing tool but had to think twice as the price is approx. 5x of the  Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System. Have you tried this yet? Do share your experience. I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Till then, Toodles!

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TUTORIAL: Easy Nail Stamping Tutorial #1 – Christmas Edition

Hello everyone!! How was your weekend? I’ve started a youtube channel showing you how to do easy nail stamping and hand drawn nail art tutorials. Once I’ve settled down over at my new home with a complete set up for filming videos, I’ll be filming beauty video tutorials. This is a Christmas edition video tutorial (sorry for the late posting. it was up in my youtube channel but it took me a long time to figure out how to embed youtube videos into my blog. It was actually pretty darn easy!)

Comment  below if you did enjoy the tutorial. Do let me know what you would like to see next. Don’t forget to subscribe and click “LIKE”. Till then, Toodles!

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RANDOM RANT #15 – My Pregnancy So Far

Hello, Hello! I’m in my last trimester so I’d thought I’d share some of my experiences throughout the pregnancy. I’m 34 weeks now and hooooboy time flies! 6 more weeks to the estimated due date (EDD) and meeting the lil’ one. Anxious to see who he looks like and nervous as heck with the whole labour process!

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FIRST TRIMESTER:

Morning Sickness: I’m lucky that I did not throw up at all. Experienced nausea occasionally. Ate quite a bit of gummy bear lollies to ease the nausea.

Food Aversion: I used to love asian food (esp Thai!) and refused to eat anything western like sandwiches and pastas. It’s the total opposite for now. I get nauseated with any garlicky smell especially raw chopped garlic and typical Chinese cooking food smell.

Food Cravings: Banana Leaf Rice, Roti Kosong, Sandwiches

Work: Yes, I worked as usual and took short naps in between.

Others: Constant short of breath, fatigue, did not experience any breakout on the face from the hormone changes.

SECOND TRIMESTER:

Food Aversions: Anything garlicky especially raw chopped garlic and typical Chinese cooking food smell.

Food Cravings: Durians (I don’t eat durians!), dessert eg cakes and chocolates, sandwiches, pasta, pizzas, Ceasar salad, Coke, pancakes, chocolate crepes, famous amos chocolate chip cookies

Work: I work a full day with no naps in between. 

Others:

  • Mood: Considerably bad mood swings
  • Stretch Marks: I was rejoicing too early thinking I ain’t gonna have no stretch marks at 28 weeks. Come 30 weeks, the stretch marks have started to appear despite me diligently  applying Bio-oil and Palmers cream twice a day. I was devastated and have started to accept the fact that I’m gonna be having stretch marks.
  • Traveling: Best time to travel! Had the most energy at this stage and even went on a holiday on my own. Depended on a lot of help with carrying both hand carry and check in baggage. Some were nice to help and some were just a PITA (pain in the ass). There should me a mandatory international law to help pregnant women, children and senior citizens!
 THIRD TRIMESTER:

Food Aversions: Anything garlicky especially raw chopped garlic and typical Chinese cooking food smell.

Food Cravings: Chocolates, red velvet cake, green tea ice-cream, green tea cakes, toast bread with butter, subway chocolate chip cookies (its da bomb!), risotto, noodle soup, ramen, sushi (without any raw fish of coz!) and salmon belly sashimi (craving for it but can’t have it, bummer!)

Work: I work as usual; long hours I must say and I still feel fine.  I minimize on carrying heavy objects/ stuffs and really depended on a lot of help around me. After work, I still take pictures of products and the whole shebang thing to share reviews and tutorials with you. So yeah, no naps in between.

 Others:
  • Hormone Changes: Yes. I perspire alot. Its annoying! Underarm area became darker. I had a belly piercing which has been removed a while back; the pierced hole became darker. Loads of hair growth in the tummy area!
  • Exercise: I’ve always been busy with work and hence no time for any exercise at all. But, my OB/GYN recommended swimming just so labour might be a little bit easier. I now create time for swimming even if I don’t have time for swimming. I swim at least 2-3 times a week, 20-30 laps. So proud of myself! (*pats shoulder)
  • Cosmetics/ Beauty Products: I still diligently apply makeup everyday. It makes me feel sane and more confident. IMO, you don’t have to let go of yourself, dress shabbily and look pale during pregnancy. The only thing  is that I am more careful about the usage of new skin care products as pregnant women tend to have more sensitive skin. I’ve had a series of rashes breaking out on certain parts of my body especially when I use Bio oil so I have to switch between 2 products when the rash comes about.
  • Shoe Size: I don’t think I have gone up a size yet. I’ve only worn fitflops throughout the pregnancy. I really don’t fancy the look of fitflops but because it is flat, comfy, suitable for pregnant women and good for back posture; I’ve decided to forgo all my fancy shoes and heels. I’ve also been sleeping on my left side. Apparently sleeping on the left side is better and reduces swollen feet. Let’s hope mine doesn’t swell up. Fingers crossed.
  • Lifestyle: Yes it has changed. I don’t go out much especially at night. I try to avoid crowded places, smoky and drinking areas.  I’d rather stay at home and eat a tub of ice cream (although most likely not recommended by most OB/GYN).
  • Weight: I’ve been asked alot on this topic. So far, I’ve put on 12kgs.
TIPS:
  • Do drink alot of water and eat alot of fruits and veges
  • Drink milk for that calcium intake
  • Don’t forget to take the recommended supplements given by your OB/GYN
  • Cut down on sugar/ sweets intake
  • Exercise, exercise & exercise…
  • Enjoy the pregnancy!

**I’m not a professional in anyway. These tips are based on my experiences and what helped me the most.

These are my experiences for now. What are yours? Do share. I’ll be sure to share with you my labour experience. Till then, toodles!

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