Review: Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack ★★★★★

I brought this sleeping pack to both my Japan trip and my Myanmar trip last month. I got this product from a winter holiday limited edition set that I bought during the Black Friday sale and I brought this sleeping pack with me to my travels.

I knew that Japan was really cold during January so I wanted something that I can use as a mask as well as a moisturiser. I was right that I chose this sleeping pack with me to Japan. I will review the entire holiday kit in the future. 

I cannot say that I love this product as a sleeping mask. Because I use it as a moisturiser. When I went to Japan as well as Myanmar, I forgot to bring my moisturiser so I use this as a moisturiser and I fell in love with the product.

It's very lightweight on my skin; meaning that I don't feel sticky feeling on my face, sinks into the skin very quickly and it's not too heavy nor light. I love the way it moisturises for my face and I really loved using it. When I travel, I tend to choose something that I can use without bringing a lot of products and this product worked perfectly on my face in a dry and harsh weather.

I can't live without this product whenever I go travel. I love this product. Although I won't use it when I'm back home because I tend to layer a lot more products since I have all my products so whenever I'm travelling, I'll be bringing this product.

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I finally get around my hands on editing the 2016 Myanmar photos and I wanted to do a photo diary series on places that I went that are interesting for me and places that I love. I wanted to start off with a place so elegant and so peaceful, Shwe Dagon Pagoda. 

Shwe Dagon Pagoda is one of the main attractions in Yangon and it is known for its very big pagoda that is around 99m tall. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.  - Wikipedia

I always go to the pagoda every time I go back to Myanmar and I always find a new ways to take photographs of the sacred pagoda from many different angles and different perspectives. So, this photo series was taken around November 2016 and I wanted to showcase as a separate photo series that is not related to my Myanmar travel during the time.

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Myanmar Photo Diary: Shwe Dagon Pagoda 2016
Review: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask ★★★☆☆
I have been using this clay mask for more than 2 years and I still have more than half left.. *sigh* I like this mask, don't get me wrong but I want to try other clay masks! Okay, enough of my complaints on how long lasting this product is and let's start with the review.

I find that this mask is a normal clay mask. It is very long lasting, a little bit goes a long way. I find that putting it on while the face is a little bit moist is the best way to put on this mask since the water will spread the mask evenly. If not, it's a pain to spread properly. 

I usually use it as a mask to remove impurities. Though it didn't clean my pores properly, I find that the mask makes my skin soft, clean and somehow I felt that it also makes my pores tighter. Although it's not to the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque kinda of extreme pore tightening. 

I don't apply the mask very thick because it'll not dry if you apply thick. I spread it out thinly so it dries pretty quickly. I usually put it on for about 20 minutes (one anime episode) and I rinse it off with water. 

I usually apply on another sheet mask after this so that my skin can absorb the sheet mask effectively. My skin feels smooth and soft after using the mask. One bottle will last you a long time although the results are not that visible. A bit disappointing but it's a not bad mask and I like using it every week to deep clean my face. 

I give this mask 3 out of 5 stars. It's an okay product but I want to keep trying new clay masks that will work better with my skin.  

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If you have seen my last post on Pathein, you'll know that I have been living in this beautiful yet small town for a few times whenever I go back to Myanmar. I wanted to know more about this beautiful town. I want to see how people interact with each other and I wanted to know how things work in this town. 

So, I set out a journey. I wanted to see the bustling city, the busiest road, the most crowded people where they live their lives and move on. I wanted to see the beautiful scenery. It's not much of an exploration but I love how they fit together perfectly. 

So, here is my photo diary of a sunset in Pathein that was shot during November, 2016.  

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Myanmar Photo Diary: One Sunset in Pathein (November, 2016)
#throwback to Chinese New Year in 2017 (Photo Diary)
I cannot believe it's going to be Chinese New Year soon. Time flies so fast. I felt like I haven't even uploaded the last year's CNY stuff on this blog so I thought I should update it. 

Last year's CNY was at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel near the Great World City and I was with the boyfriend's family. They always celebrated the CNY at that hotel and I was lucky to go along with them. Then, they went to Chinese New Year celebration in front of Marina Bay Sands and wait for the CNY to arrive. 

I'm stoked to see what kind of CNY celebrations it will bring this year. I will update again soon. So, here is my photo diary of 2017's CNY celebration. 
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 Oh boy, oh boy, an oldie but a goodie! I have been using Annie's Way products for so long and I love how they provide this unique way of hydration to the skin. They are messy AF to use but I love how it feels on my skin.

I usually apply face masks at night where I have AC on so this jelly mask maintain this coolness on my face making it nice to use and quite addictive to use at night.

The sensation felt amazing on my skin. I have been using this jelly mask on and off and I am a big fan of Annie's way products, especially their jelly masks. I have all of their range and I prefer the snail version or the arbutin version. This mask feels nice but I don't see much difference with those that I mentioned. One tub also lasts a long time and you can buy them for a bargain at SaSa beauty store in Singapore for Buy 1 Get 1 free at some point. That's how I got them. They usually sell at S$39.90 per tub. 

Scent is very pleasant and you won't notice while you apply the mask on. The texture is unique and it's so jelly like (hence the name, "jelly mask"). You should apply a thick layer and leave it for 20-30 minutes. I definitely left it for around 30 minutes and when it dries down, I apply a bit of water to get back to life and I use towels or paper towels to remove the excess off my face. Then I rinse off the excess with water. 

Rating wise, I give 3 out of 5. It was an okay mask but I don't see much results from this mask. So, I won't repurchase after I use up this mask. 

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Review: Annie's Way Rose Essence Jelly Mask ★★★☆☆
Pathein: A Place where I call home now
Shot with my Canon EOS 70D in November, 2016
I was always a Yangon girl. I was born in Yangon, raised there and spent all my life there before I came to Singapore 5 years ago. I love the way Yangon treats me, bustling with people from all over the country, making their lives and living in the beautiful yet old city of the former capital of my home country.

While I was in Singapore for the past 5 years, my grandparents passed and my mother was assigned to this neighbouring state called "Ayeyarwaddy". There, Pathein or Bassein was the capital of the state and it was a small city when compared to Yangon.

If you have known the news about the Nagis that hit Myanmar in 2008, Ayeyarwaddy was one of the major states that was hit severely. The city was rebuilt after the incident and it now is a bustling city like it was before the incident.
My mother moved to the city during end of 2014 and whenever I come back to the country, I spent my majority of the time there. Mum was busy with her hospital and the clinic so I usually spent time in the bedroom, doing some photography or my blogging stuff by myself.
A place where I spent the majority of my time
I was not impressed at first because there is nothing to do there. I have no friends to hang out, my mum was busy with the work so it was kinda lonely for me to spend my time spending time on my MacBook.

But whenever I go out, I was always amazed in the busyness of the town, people are living their lives and the never ending traffic to avoid. I realised that it has slowly becoming my home and I spent more time here than in Yangon. I now call this city home and I am still excited to look around and shoot things that are interesting to me.
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It has been a while since I updated my blog. I was out travelling to different countries within the past one month back to back so I was really busy. I wanted to relax and have fun while being productive with my photography stuff so.. I will share about those in a later post. 

Firstly, I want to share the review of this mask from Combos Skin. To be honest, I have been using this mask for way too long. I bought this mask when they had sale for buy 1 get 1 free in mid of 2016 and I was really struggling to use these masks regularly. I was more of a wash-off mask kinda girl during that time so I don't use sheet masks as often as I am now. 

It was a nice purchase. Although I didn't use it that often, whenever I used it, it was a nice omph to my skin and my skin feels always moisturised. Though I didn't see much results except from a bit of hydration.

Claims: It claims to prevent and fade the dark spots, revitalise the skin and with regular use, it claims to brighten and lighten the skin.

Essence: I put the mask for 20 minutes on the skin and it doesn't dry out much on my skin. The essence absorbs well on my skin after 5-10 minutes of masking.

Scent: The scent has a fresh scent to it. Although it might linger for a few moments while masking, you are not really bothered much with the scent.

Fit: It fits my face nicely without being too big or too small. I kinda wished they had bigger holes for my mouth and the eyes area.

Price: I bought it during sale for buy 1 get 1 free. I paid around S$19.90 for both mask packets that contains 10 each.

Rating: I give it 4 stars out of 5.

Overall effect: It was nice. I liked it. I have been using on and off for many times and I really liked the fact on how hydrating this mask is to my skin. I wasn't sure on the brightening part since I didn't use it regularly enough to see a difference but this mask is nice. I would try again if I finished my stash.
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Review: Color Combos Skin Pomegranate Whitening Mask ★★★★☆
Photography as a median
Singapore HDB

I'm always finding new ways to improve my photography, my workflow and my creative outlet. I love doing what I do and I take pleasure and honour in doing things that I love. Though it's not for everyone, I find that this is another form of communication for me as I'm not good with art like painting or drawing. So, photography is one way that I put my heart into capturing the beautiful scenes that I love. It's a form of what I see in my world with or without lens. 

I love creating beautiful imagery of my surroundings. I love beauty itself, from beautiful natural landscapes to amazing architecture buildings man-made. I love the way people are living differently and I love to capture how they live and how they interact with society. 

To me, photography has became a part of my life, capturing moments of joy and sadness. Though I don't bring my DSLR everywhere I go (trust me, I bring it to a lot of places), I have my phone camera to shoot most of the beautiful moments that I face in life. 

This blog is also the same thing. Although I don't call blogging as a passion of mine, since I only blog to further communicate the ways that I think and see, share my experiences and share the things that I love with the world. 

So, yes to my mother who once asked me this "So, you changed your hobbies from being a blogger to a photographer?" Although I call myself "a blogger", my passion lies in sharing things and create beautiful things from my world of perspective. The blog is just a median for me to share things. Again, I'm using photography as a median to share what I see in my life, little bits and pieces of my life and what my eyes see. 

I love taking photos. I take my pride taking and sharing them. I take this passion pretty seriously and I just love doing this. I may or may not work as a photographer in the future, but I can say this. I love seeing beautiful things and I want to share beautiful things with the people to enjoy and maybe inspired to go out and live the most out of their lives. 

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