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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

[Amaya Travels] Tokyo, Japan (Disneysea)


♡  Tokyo Disneysea ♡

Photospam posts! I am finally documenting my trip to Japan in April this year. This time, I travelled with my family, so it was a great opportunity to go to theme parks! To make getting around easier, we booked one night at Okura Tokyo Bay so that we could maximize our time.



Hotel from the monorail station!

Right after landing in Tokyo, we headed straight to the hotel to check-in, and to Disneysea!


The train to all things magical!
Some of the handrails alternate to white!


The water canels / rivers running through this place!




Disneysea is divided into a few parts, each with its distinct theme.




Doesn't sell actual stationery lol :P
Pirates theme?
Underwater world!! <3 <3 <3


The underwater world was my favourite theme simply because of the Little Mermaid haha!






You could get a good meal at Sebastian's kitchen!






Pardon the weirdly-coloured photo; I have tried my best to salvage it from the dim lighting inside.


Aladdin!


This Broadway show was really amazing!
In the theme park, there is a show that you can get seats for by balloting using your entrance ticket. You can only ballot for one show timing. But if you did not get a ticket, you can also try your luck by queuing for the free tickets! People start queuing early in advance. 


Certain parts of the park are linked by a monorail.


Staying nearby meant we could stay in the park all the way till the night fireworks and closure of the park. Our hotel also had shuttle buses to and from the theme parks!

It was really tough getting up after the long flight and day at Disneysea, so the next morning, we decided to indulge in a hotel breakfast!


Super love traditional Japanese breakfasts!




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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Skincare Update [April, May, 2018]


Aloha! Wanted to post about my Japan trip in April, and in a blink of an eye, May is ending! Got behind my posts and skincare routine the past two months, and hoping to pick up the pace while managing the ever-quickening pace at work. Go me!

From top to bottom, left to right:


♡  UCANB Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask made from rose cotton fiber and contains 10 kinds of vitamins to whiten skin and keep skin clean.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Naiacinamide, Betaine, Sodium hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Allatoin, Grapefruit peel oil, Orange peel oil


My thoughts: The ampoule was quite thick and difficult to absorb. Mask-wise, I could not tell if the rose fibers helped boost any effects at all haha. But it was a good moisturizing mask that felt light on the skin!

♡  Luxury Soo Bopye-Snail Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing purified rose water obtained after distilling the petals of cabbage rose to maintain moisture in the skin. Yeast extracts along with many other select extracts help your skin maintain a clear and shiny look.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate

My thoughts: Moisturizing as advertised on the mask pack. The mask serum feels a bit heavier compared to the last three. This brand definitely works well, but it will be difficult to get as I have not seen it being sold anywhere than The Sample Store.


♡  Lululun Face Mask (Precious Red) ♡

What it is: A luxurious sheet mask designed for intense moisturizing and anti-ageing effects. Sold in a pack of 7 sheets. While it is a mask, it contains toner that allows the mask to be put on daily!

Price: You can get it online from their US store here! They also have the 32-sheets version.

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutyleneglycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Hydroxide


My thoughts: Bought this mask pack from my holiday in Japan because it was the more popular product being promoted. It really does a good job on moisturizing! One mask was enough to re-hydrate my nose area which got really dry after a day out. Now I am interested in trying out their daily sheets sold in Watsons.


♡  Hiddencos Latte Mask ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing coffee extract, niacinamide and adenosine extracts that whitens skin and reduces wrinkles.  

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! You could also get them at OG for S$45 for a box of 10.

Key ingredients: Purified water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, a phage/lipid-17/6copolymer, Niacinamide, Betaine, 1,2-hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Canola Oil, Olive Oil

My thoughts: This mask had a really strange chocolate-y smell, which really disturbed me. It was an uncomfortable  and sticky experience having this mask on, and I could not wait to take it off. Skin feels softer, but I would not use this again.


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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Skincare Update [March, 2018]



This month's skincare update will have masks, as well as products I finished using O: I hardly ever finish anything before the expiry date :P Looking back, having posts like these help me to keep track of when skincare / cosmetics need to be thrown away too. 

From left to right:


♡  Clelit Milky Flower Mask ♡

What it is: Sheet mask made with a thin, “cloud-silk” cotton material

What it does: Blend of milk and flowers to make skin bright and beautiful.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! The retail price for 50 pieces is $130, so about S$2.60 per mask.

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Tiglyceride, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate60, 
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 

My thoughts: The product has a strong scent, likely from the flower blend. The essence is slightly milky, and the thick mask took longer to get into place. Once in place, it doesn't budge much. Skin feels moisturized and smooth. Leaves a slightly sticky feeling, but it is absorbed in the next 10 minutes or so.


♡  Luxury Soo ChengPye-Moisture Mask Pask ♡

What it is: A thin sheet mask soaked selected herbal extracts such as Rosa Centifolia Flower Water for moisturizing effects, Davidiana Root and Biogreen Magnolia extracts for anti-bacterial effect. Comes with an eye cream.

PriceRedeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! Other than some mentions on Qoo10, LS Cosmetics is largely unheard of. 

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Yeast Extract

My thoughts: I had a pimple that was hurting on my chin when I was in the shower, but the mask was not stinging. Skin feels soft and moisturized, and looks calmer!


♡  Luxury Soo Suyun-Collagen Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing hydrolysed collagen to deliver intense moisture to the skin. Also contains special herbal extracts such as ginseng that will keep your skin smooth and glowing. Comes with an eye-cream that you apply before putting on the mask

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin 

My thoughts: This mask had a really strong herbal smell to it. Skin feels moisturized and calm after use! Firming effects would need regular use to see a difference. The eye cream was a really generous amount - enough for an entire face.




♡  Luxury Soo Dohwa-E.G.F Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing peach blossom extract to help with skin elasticity and a blend of herbal extracts to increase skin moisture.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate 

My thoughts: This mask had the nicest smell out of the four masks from this line - very flowery. Skin felt really moisturized and refreshed after application. It could be from this mask or the combined effects of using the different masks regularly though.



♡  Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm ♡

My thoughts: Got this lip balm in my trip to innisfree to get the free gift with purchase :P I like that it is moisturizing without any of the minty feeling. It is also good enough to be used overnight. I will definitely re-purchase this if I get the chance; but I would like to try something new this time!


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