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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Skincare update! [June 2018]

Half of 2018 is over! 

From top to bottom, left to right:

♡  Cre8skin It's Real Color Hydro-Gel Mask-Cucumber ♡

What it is: A gel-type mask that comes in two parts, which contains fine holes that hold sufficient ingredients and water. Contains mainly cucumber and a patented extracts combination from 7 natural plants (green tea, centella, chamomile, gold, asiatic knotweed, licorice and rosemary).

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

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus(Carrageenan), Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Agar, Potassium Chloride, Glucose, Morus Alba Bark Extract

My thoughts: This was rather interesting to use. It comes in two parts, with a film over each side. It was quite difficult to get it to stay on my face while I was working on my computer. Skin feels moisturized though!

♡  Etude House Pomegranate ♡

What it is: A 0.2mm sheet mask containing pomegranate extract for skin firming effects

Price: S$1.90 per sheet at the Etude House physical stores.

Key ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (2500ppm), Arginine

My thoughts: Easy to use, and very hydrating! There are a lot of alcohols in the ingredients listing, but I did not feel my skin drying out, which is a good thing.

♡  PIME Remade Mask ♡

What it is: A sheet mask made from cellulose powder (that supposedly holds ingredients better) and contains bee venom & collagen to whiten and care for wrinkles. 

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

Key ingredients: Hydroyzed collagen, Glycerin, Water,Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol,Betaine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone

My thoughts: The mask felt comfortable on the face! Hydrating and brightening effects were quite obvious, but not so sure on the firming effect. The promotional material suggests using it with the ampoules, which would amplify the firming effects I think?

♡  Hiddencos Americano Mask ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing a patented Phyto Oligo ingredient that fills the skin with moisture to protect and maintain smooth and perfect skin.

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

Key ingredients: Purified water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, fructan, 1,2-hexanediol, green tea extract, Sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid co-polymer

My thoughts: I was hesitant to try on this mask because of the latte one, but since I already bought it, I shall not waste money! It has the same chocolate-y smell, but was lighter on the skin that the latte one! Overall a better experience. It could be much better without the smell!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

[Amaya Travels] Tokyo, Japan (Disneyland)

♡  Tokyo Disneyland ♡

Second day in Japan was spent at Disneyland! We happened to be there on the last weekend before Disneyland changed their fireworks program, so the park closed early at 5pm that weekend. That didn't stop us from covering a lot of ground though!


Really reminds me of USS back home?

Similar to Disneysea, there is also a ticketed show that you can only get tickets via the lottery on the day itself. We didn't succeed in this one, so we queued for the free seating. FYI, the first show of the day has no ticketed seats.


The disney theme in the food was a really great touch! Worth every penny :D

A thematic experience walking through the halls of the castle!

Random flowers!
Of course, you must also visit the various souvenir shops in Disneyland (and hope that you do not spend all your money here XD) A lot of people bought the character hats and wore them around the park, but I didn't get any because I couldn't find a use for them outside of the park...

Keychains of shoes from the villians!

Cookies for the 35th anniversary

Frozen is easily one of the popular motifs in the park.
Since the park closed early, we decided to spend some time at Ikspiari, the shopping mall right at Maihara Station for dinner! Spring meant lots of flowers in bloom. It just rained before we came to the mall, so all the seats inside the cage-like structures were wet.

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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.


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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