Saturday, June 27, 2015

[Review] Palmer's White & Even Dark Spot Corrector & Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment

Hi Dearies,

Do you have dark spots or other acne scars that you want to get rid? I do.. Dark spots can be caused by a lot of factor such as exposure to UV rays from the sun, hormonal fluctuations, trauma to the skin etc...

Let me share with you what causes the Hyperpigmentation:
- Most common one will be caused by UV exposure
- Acne Scarring, severe dryness
- Hormonal changes from Pregnancy, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy.

Do you know that sun exposure can causes the melanocytes in epidermis overproduce the melanin and result in brown skin cells rise to the skin surface----> dark spot appears!

So it is unavoidable to have some sun-related dark spots either on your face and body and it is hard to get rid because once it is developed, it will be there...

So to combat dark spots and sign of aging, we need to take good care at young age... and use the right product!

Let me introduce you the Palmer's White & Even Spot Corrector:

1. Unique skin tone correcting formulations
2. Formulated with an advanced blend of potent yet gentle 

3. Ingredients that reduce hyper-pigmentation
4. Appropriate for all skin types.
5 .Affordable products that really work
6. Free of parabens, phthalates, sulphates, harsh

New Palmer's Eventone "Tone Perfecting Range"
With the:

1. Soy- Restores luminosity
2. Licorice Extract- Improves tone and texture
3. Synovea- Lightens age spots
4. Vitamin C- Natural skin brightener
5. Cocoa Butter- Smooths marks and scars

My review:

The effect is obvious! I used in for 3 days and i see an obvious brightening effect near my cheeks (freckles area)
How to use

Apply to clean, dry skin 1-2 times daily where dark spots or discoloration appear. May be used as a spot treatment or all over face and neck as needed. For optimal results, use with other Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Facial Care products.

When used daily, the advanced blend of ingredients in Palmer's Eventone products can lighten surface skin cells producing more uniform skin tone within 3-5 da

Palmer’s White & Even Dark Spot Corrector $29.90/30ml 

Besides dark spots, are you facing any dark circles problem? I will have super obvious dark circles around my eyes when I slept very late continuously for few days...

Palmer’s White & Even Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment 

My review:

I love the packaging. It came with a cooling metal tip applicator de-stresses and de-puffs eye area and it is ideal for a non messy and on the go application.

Also it is easier to manage. I do not have to use my hand to dip inside the eye cream etc. 

The effect is good because I feel my dark circles is lighter after 3 days (i applied 3 times per day) and I still sleep around 12am every night :)

1 application targets 5 results
- brightens dark circles and under eye shadows
-helps improve microcirculation
-reduces puffiness
-firms and lifts

D0 you know caffeine helps encourage microcirculation to the delicate skin around the eyes?

Palmer’s White & Even Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment $22.90/15ml 

Where to get one now:

Watsons, Guardian, BHG, Robinsons, John Little, Essentials Pharmacy, Nishino Pharmacy, all leading pharmacies, departmental and cosmetics stores.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

20 foods you need to eat for glowing skin

Hi, Are you trying to find some snacks that is healthy and give you glowing skin?

Let me share with you top 20 food for good and glowing skin.

1. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant that is good for anti-aging :) You can get super good dark chocolate- GodivaDark Chocolate Sea Salt Tablet at SGD 22!

2. Lemon

Lemon is a super food for Vitamin C.  Its health benefitsinclude its use as a treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care.

I love the sour lemon because it is compatible with most of the flavor, you can add it into your daily water, cook in your meal. 

I always use it in honey and it can act as a blood purifier to cleanse your stomach.

The health benefits of lemons to skin are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron,  magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. 

Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids-re a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth.

3. Almonds

Almonds contain beneficial antioxidants which will actively cleanse and eliminate toxins found in your body.

Alpha-tocopherol is abundance substance in almonds. This is a major source of vitamin E, which is an important vitamin needed by your skin. Vitamin E is frequently labeled as a skin superfood because it moisturizes your skin and makes it healthy so chunk in more almonds today!

Almond oil also is good is curing acne and whiteheads.

4. Olive Oil

I love to add olive oil in my salad and cold appetizers, This liquid gold is great for our skin, hair and nails. Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

5. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is full of protein, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics (the healthy bacteria that aids digestion). It generally is double the protein from normal yogurt and it helps your skin to be firmer.

Get NESTLÉ Greek Yogurt

NESTLÉ Greek Yogurt
6. Carrots
Consumption of carrots keeps your skin healthy and vibrant as they are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants.Carrots are rich in potassium; hence, drinking carrot juice can prevent this problem as well as keep your skin hydrated all day!

7. Pomegranates

A single glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with 40% of the daily requirement of folic acid and vitamins A, C, and E!It helps in anti-aging :)

8.  Celery

Celery,which is also known as Apium Graveolens is also a superfood for skin! I love to use celery inside my salad because of it crunchiness! The celery juice is high in water as 95% of the weight of the plant is water, so it helps our skin to stay hydrated. Also celery juice is loaded with vitamin A, B, C, K, niacin and folate, which are essential for repairing skin damages as well as generating collagen for our skin.

9. Tomatoes

The antioxidant lycopene (levels of which are higher in cooked, processed tomatoes) improves skin’s natural SPF.

10. Walnuts

Of course walnuts must be in the list. It contains super Omega-3 fats that strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins and give you glowing skin!he nourishing fats in walnuts attract moisture from the air, soothing dry skin. “These healthy fats may also reduce skin inflammation and prevent breakouts!

11. Peppers

Bell peppers are loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, carotenoids and dietary fiber which makes them immensely beneficial for the overall good health! Bell peppers protect the skin from damage-causing free radicals, thus promoting healthy and younger looking skin.

12.Sunflower Seeds

You need to add sunflower seeds into your daily diet because it will give you good skin. It combats the UV rays and keeps the skin youthful and beautiful. 

Copper in sunflower seeds is required to produce melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its color. The nutrients present in sunflower seeds prevents scarring and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The essential fatty acids like palmitic, oleic and linoleic acid encourage the formation of collagen and elastic :)

13. Pumpkins

 Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals,Pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells!

14. Soy

Soybeans can also reduce the visible signs of ageing like skin discoloration, wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, etc because of the phytoestrogens. Soybeans contain vitamin E that can help to renew dead skin cells and also form new skin cells & give you new skin.

15. Avocado


Avocados are a great source of antioxidant carotenoids like alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein.

16. Green Tea

Green tea has a lot of antioxidants that benefits the body in many ways and can even be used to treat acne!

Try Ayataka today!

17. Sardines

Sardines contain selenium, which is helpful in neutralizing the free radicals and protecting the organs from damage.

18. Rosemary

It is a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6, which supports healthy collagen levels. Rosemary is also a rich source of manganese, a mineral that helps minimize wrinkles and protects the skin from damage.

19. Red wine

The red wine benefits for skin is because the antioxidants that protects your skin and prevents it from ageing.

20. Coffee

Caffeine, when applied topically to the skin, constricts the blood vessels under the skin and help reduce swelling and depuff eyes! So get rid of your eyes puffiness today!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cooking Demo with Panasonic Singapore & OMY SG

Hi Readers,

I was so excited I was invited by OMY.SG to attend a cooking demo hosted by Panasonic Singapore :)

We will be learning how to cook Home Made Kaya, Mixed Wheat Bread, herbal Emperor Chicken, Yam and pumpkin Kueh :)

So we welcomed Madam Wong- to teach us to be a great cook today!
Firstly,we will learn to make kaya using Panasonic Bread Maker SDP104


Using :

6 eggs,
220 g sugar
250 ml thick coconut milk
10 Pandan Leaves (chopped finely, with 3 tbsp water)
2 tsp of potato starch (add 2 teaspoon water)
1/8 teaspoon Pandan Essence


1. Place eggs, sugar, coconut milk add 3 tbsp pandan juice and essence in a mixing bowl.
2. Whisk the mixture with hand whisk for about 5mins till the sugar dissolves.
3. Put the mixture into bread pan.
4. Set bread maker to cake mode #12. Display shows 12 mins.
5. After 12 mins, stir mixture with spatula, next press start to start the baking procedure.
6. Stir in between baking time.
7. in the last 1-2 mins of baking, stir in potato starch mixture.
8. Pour out mixture into mixing bowl, using hand blender to blend till its smooth.
9, Let the kaya cool down and transfer it to container after it cool down.
10. Keep refrigerated and done!

2.  Mixed Wheat bread:

All you need is :

75g whole wheat flour
175g Bread flour
10 g Butter
2tbsp castor sugar
1tbsp Milk powder
1tsp salt
200 ml cold water
1tsp instand yeast (keep refrigerated after use or directly purchased from Market)

1. Place above ingredients (except yeast) in the bread pan.
2. Place yeast into the yeast dispenser (around the lid )
3. Select Menu no 2 for "Rapid" mode and press start
4. Once ready, remove the bread, leave it cool before cutting.

Baking time is around 2 hours using Rapid mode, you could make many kinds of bread/cakes using Bread makerSD-P104.


3. Herbal Emperor chicken

all you need is :

2 chicken legs (500g dried with Kitchen Towel)
600 ml hot water
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of sugar
1/4 tsp of dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp of light soy sauce
2tbsp of cooking wine
Spices (package you could get from market)
1 pkt of chinese herbs.

1. Season the chicken with spices or (salt, sugar, soy sauce and leave it for one hour)
2. Soak chicken herbs in 600 ml of hot water and later microwave for 5 mins.
3. Place chicken in aluminium foil and pour in remaining water,wrap in foil.
4. Place it in Microwave over NN-CS894, using steam mode and cook for 1-1.5 hours.
5. Pour in some cooking wine for the last flavouring.

4. YAM and PUMPkin Kueh

220g Yam
40g Dried Shrimps
1 Chinese chicken sausage
2 Dried mushrooms
100g rice flour
30g tapioca flour
550ml water
150g pumpkin
80g shallot

Add: 1 red chilli, some diced spring onion

Sauce: 11/2 tbsp light sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp five spice powder, 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp sesame oil


1. Cook Shallot with 4tbsp of cooking oil on high power for about 405 mins.
2. Cook dried prawns on high power for 1.5 mins add 1 tsp shallot oil cook for 1 min
3. Add chinese sausage, cook for 40 secs. 
4. Cook Yam and pumpkin with 2 tssp water on high for 6 mins
5. Add flour, sausage, mushroom, dried prawns,and sauce cook for 4 mins
6. Pour mixture into a 23cm cake tin,set to steam mode for 30 mins in steam mode.
7. Done, sprinkle the sesame seeds, onion and chilli!!


Had an awesome day with OMY SG and Panasonic! Thanks for the experience :)