[REVIEW] Benton Honest TT Mist 벤튼 어니스트 티티 미스트

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Benton Honest TT Mist 벤튼 어니스트 티티 미스트 Review

The mist was sent to me by Roseroseshop because I am among one of the lucky 30 winners who won their Benton Honest TT Mist giveaway last year, yeay! Roseroseshop also provided me with a tracking number (but it becomes useless once the item enters my country because the tracking system here suck). The parcel comes with a simple cute note too. Thank you, Rose!
"We called it the Honest Line because you could be reassured of using the Benton's Honest Line due to its honest ingredients used in making this natural product. Benton Honest TT Mist is made of Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water instead of water. This mist contains Hyaluronic acid and various beauty ingredients to help improve your rough and damaged skin from stress and pollution with moisturizing and cooling effect."
The mist suits for all skin types and holds 40ml of the product.
Ingredients content of the mist written in English
Korean description of the product. I could not understand a thing.
Caution descriptions of using the product listed in Korean and English.
The description on the actual mist is the same as what is printed on the box.
Instructions on how to use the product is printed on the actual mist, no instructions detected on its box. The product expires 18 months after its manufactured date which is 22nd October 2015. The mist is 3 months old now.
The mist features a spray function.

Firstly, I do not dare to try any of Benton products since the brand raised a contamination scandal due to their Snail Bee High Content Essence somewhere in 2014. The batch(es) of the product manufactured prior to the scandal date was said to develop contamination that irritates and broke out many of users' skin. I know about this matter when I looked up for reviews of the product last time.

Since the Honest TT Mist is being sent to me and I have read good reviews about it, I say why not giving it a chance? Here it goes:

The packaging; Plain & simple. Boring, I thought. But at the same time I kind of liking the minimalist look. The texts however, especially on the main face of the box (2nd pic from start) are small and may be hard for some people to read.

The product: scentless and colorless as water. Tea tree is one of the main ingredients but the tea tree scent is undetected. The product absorbs fast by patting though.

My thoughts: I only started using the mist last night for my night skincare routine, replacing my Secret Key Aloe Soothing Toner with this one. I sprayed directly on my face with 4 pumps, it spreads just okay. When I massaged my face for absorption, it makes my skin feels immediately soft, moisturized, fresh, clean and supple. However after a couple of minutes, I noticed developments of small white bumps near my cheeks >< I am not sure whether it is triggered by the mist, I was also cleaning my room that night so it involves dust accumulating in the air and possibly sticking on my face. To be safe, I made a conclusion to not use the mist again.
On the box and mist itself, it is stated that the mist has a cooling effect, but I barely felt any cooling sensation. The description also said it helps to improve damaged skin from pollution. The dust sticking on my face is technically a pollution, but the mist does not help either. I found a review of the product by a different user where she said the mist moisturizes her face and does not break out her skin. The mist unfortunately broke out mine by giving me small white bumps and pimples the next day :( I gave away the mist to my mom, I hope the mist works wonders for her instead! I have only pumped it 5 times, it will be a waste to throw it away.

My ratings
1 star only because I like the immediate soft, moisturized, fresh, clean and supple feeling on my skin right after applying.

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I succeed in making ddeokbokki떡볶이!!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hello, everyone! I haven't officially announce that the exams are already over, its been 4 days since it ended so yeay, exam's over!!!!!! I will be enjoying a semester break for over a month. Not thinking about college is such a bliss. I loveeeee this deserving break.

This post's content will be different from my other posts. This time, its about my first and second attempt on making ddeokbokki떡볶이~ Ddeokbokki is a very popular Korean snack food usually consisting of rice cakes, eggs, fish cakes and chili sauce, it is perfect to be eaten anytime during the day or night in my opinion haha.

My First Attempt

I did not make ddeokbokki from scratch though, hahaha. My brother just happened to buy the instant ddeokbokki(product pictured above) that comes with only 2 packets of rice cakes and 2 packets of its chili sauce in a powder form. Sorry for not providing photos of the raw rice cakes and chili sauce.
First off, lets start with the instruction. It says that the ddeokbokki should be cooked with 100ml of water. I ALWAYS have a hard time trusting instructions because sometimes it is just unreal! One time I followed the instructions to bake a lasagna at over a something degrees and I ended up burning it!
Instead of following the 100ml, I poured 200ml into the cooker(see, how I don't trust things easily bahahahah). I added the hard ddeokbokki when it boils, I mixed the the boiling water with the powdered chili sauce too and stirred it til it dissolves. Sooner, the ddeokbokki softens but.......the sauce is tastes so bland due to high water (hahahahah, my fault). I tried to save the taste by adding substitute chili sauces but it still tastes bad. Probably the baddest ddeokbokki in history.

This is how it turned out. Watery and bland. I tried to save the taste by adding cheese too but it did not do much of a help. Someone said it looks like a rice soup, haha. Theres white flakes in the soup because I added half-boiled egg(it is supposed to be a fully boiled one but yeah it was under cooked)ㅠㅠ
Another contribution to its watery state is that I did not add in stuffs like sausages or any other food that will absorb the water. It was a total failure, my brother and mom totally agreed with that.

My Second Attempt

Dissatisfied with my own doings, the next morning, I tried to make it up by making ddeokbokki again. The night of the bad ddeokbokki, my brother said not to disturb the remaining uncooked packet. But I did not care, I am going to make up no matter what, haha. This time, I put my trust on the instructions and cook the ddeokbokki with 100ml of water. I also added in sausages and crab stick cuts.

Learning from mistakes and cooking better~

Result of the second attempt!!!! I am craving for it now as I am writing this. I added a fully boiled egg and....

This is the end result!!!!! Now that looks satisfying and delicious too, hehe. The chili sauce is not spicy though. The dish will be perfect if there was sesame seeds and cheeeeeseeeeeeee. gahhh, I want ddeokbokki with overloaded cheese right now. My brother finished in eating it. Unwasted, unlike the bad ddeokbokki. I am happy with the second attempt.

So thats how I succeed in making ddeokbokki떡볶이~
Sorry to make you guys hungry (if you are).

Just wanted to do a short review on ready made kimchi김치(Korean fermented vegetables), I have only bought and tried 2 different brands though, which are,

I am not sure what is the brand of this one but the kimchi comes in a glass jar. My brother bought this too, he got it at Miri, same as the ddeokbokki above. The ddeokbokki above costs RM17 if I am not mistaken, I am not sure after the price of this kimchi. It tastes just okay, however, theres a hint of sour in the tatse, I don't really like it. The kimchi below tastes way better, which is....

Gana(brand's name) Korean Kimch. This kimchi tastes just perfect, just like the usual delicious kimchi. I am onto my second packet of the kimchi now. I usually eat kimchi whenever I feel like eating it together with rice, or when I have minor flavored foods, to give me more aftertaste, haha. Gana's kimchi is quite expensive, costing BND7 for a packetㅠㅠ and the packet is not fully stuffed with kimchi, just like how crackers are stuffed into its packet. I got it from Supasave, Seria. I will look for other alternatives for kimchi since this one is expensive. I wonder how much the kimchi at Hallyu Mart or Guan Hock Lee will cost. Theres another kimchi brand made by Silla(a Korean restaurant in Brunei), packaged in a round container costing at BND8, I've seen them at Jaya Hypermart and Supasave. I haven't tasted their kimchi yet nor dined in at their restaurant, maybe when I have the money, haha.

Thats all for a mini Korean food talk. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this new section of mine^o^

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Welcome to FINN Minishop Kpop Edition!

Kpop albums and a few clothing will be listed in this post. All items are owned by me and only have 1 instock, otherwise stated. Most items were bought few years ago, all albums do not come with posters and the clothing were never worn. You will be highly appreciated if you do not bother with any of those. Items bought will be deleted to prevent redundancy.
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♥First come first serve basis on all items
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BIGBANG Special Edition Still Alive Album(2012)

Contains complete set of CD + YG Family Card Number + mini Branding Bigbang book + photo booklet + box casing
Condition: Perfect, YG Family Card is never activated
Price: SGD20
Free standard shipping
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BIGBANG a+ Live Concert in Seoul 2014 Album

Contains complete set of CD + casing + photo booklet + 5 individual photocards of Bigbang
Condition: Perfect
Price: SGD16
Free standard shipping
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G-Dragon Solo Album Coup D'etat Red ver.(2013)

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet
Condition: everything is perfect except for the CD casing, there is an obvious scratch as soon on photo. but other dimensions of the casing are fine
Price: SGD15
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2NE1 Crush Album Black ver.(2014)

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet + Minzy polaroid
Condition: Perfect
Price: SGD15
Free standard shipping.
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CNBLUE 5th Mini Album Can't Stop Part 2(2014)

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet + Jonghyun photo stand (sigh bye boyfriend)
Condition: perfect
Price: SGD15
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SHINee 5th Mini Album Everybody(2013)

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet + Key photocard + Key bookmark
Condition: Perfect
Price: SGD15
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BIGBANG Seungri 2nd Mini Album Let's Talk About Love(2013)

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet
Condition: Perfect
Price: SGD15
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Bigbang Gom Gom Bear Seungri Phone Case for Samsung S4

Condition: Good
Price: SGD5
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Unofficial Bigbang Alive Tour in Seoul 2012 Concert DVD

Comes with only the CD and its casing. Not compatible with Blue-Ray players. High quality comes with subtitles as well.
Condition: Excellent
Price: SGD10
Free standard shipping
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Unofficial Bigbang Music Video DVD

Contains a list of Bigbang music videos to watch and sing along, though it does not come with subtitles.
Condition: Excellent
Price: SGD7
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WINNER Debut Album 2014 S/S Launching Edition Black ver.

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet + Seung Yoon polaroid
Condition: excellent
Price: SGD17
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WINNER Debut Album 2014 S/S Limited Edition

Contains complete set of CD + tabloid + photo book + Jinwoo polaroid
Condition: Excellent
Price: SGD50
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EXO 2nd Mini Album Overdose Korean ver.

Contains complete set of CD + photo booklet + Kai polaroid
Condition: excellent
Price: SGD13
Unavailable for international purchase
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Never Worn Floral Mini Dress

Price: SGD20 (free standard shipping & free Poslaju)
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Condition: Perfect
Size: M (USA/EUR). A bit big for S sizes.
Description: the top floral part is sheer and has a chiffon material,
 the bottom part is a bit sheer but has 2 layers, 1 silk white lining and 1 'net' lining,
full arm length,
length of dress is above knee

Never Worn Sleeveless Vest with Floral Printing

Price: SGD20 (free standard shipping & free Poslaju)
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Size: M (USA/EUR). A bit big for S sizes.
Condition: Perfect
Material: 100% cotton

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[REVIEW] Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Exams are only 3 days away but here I am, doing my favorite thing, Blogging.

Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask Review

I got this product while I was at Kuching. I bought it for only RM19 at Watsons, Sarawak Plaza.
I was looking for a new clay mask to replace the unsuccessful Etude House Clay Mask which I already finished it long ago. You can read my review about the Etude House Clay Mask here.
The Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask is targeted for normal to combination skin types, I have an oily skin but I purchased them anyway because the mask claims to deep cleans & purifies pores. I think it is okay for oily skin types to use it too since oily faces tend to have numerous pores(like mine). The clay mask features a wash-off treatment where you leave it on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Click to zoom in to read product details(cause I am lazy to type everything)

The product features a tube application where users squeeze the tube to dispense product.

Scent: I detect no oatmeal scent, only the avocado scent is present but it seems to be a bit overwhelming that it made me dazed.
Color: light minty green color

Texture: it is easy to spread

I applied it thinly on my hand and it dries quickly.

Operating the clay mask on my face~
I actually already use the mask a couple of times. Every time when I apply the mask onto my face, it stings my eyes a bit though the product does not get into my eye and I am not sure which of its ingredient(s) triggers the hurt.

The clay mask tightens well. It does not tightened the face til it feels like hard rock though, I can still manage to put on a little smile. It dries within the stated time frame and easy to wash off. My skin appears softer and cleaner after using the mask but I am not so sure whether it tightens the pores since this action cannot be seen by the rough eyes.

Pros +
♢ Cheap price, costing only at RM19
♢ Texture is easy to spread
♢ Tightening sensation is good
♢ Does not take a very long time to dry
♢ After washing, it leaves a soft and clean feeling on the skin
♢ Clay mask and residues are easy to clean

Cons -
♢ The scent is somehow a bit overwhelming
♢ The product stings my eyes

Will I repurchase?
Excluding the overwhelming scent, the whole experience using the product could be perfect only if it does not sting my eyes. I would definitely be repurchasing since it leaves a soft and clean feeling on my skin, but there must be an ingredient that is dangerous to my eyes. So for safety and precaution, I won't be purchase. So unfortunate~

My overall ratings will be;

Photos are all mine. I am not affiliated with the company of the product to make a review nor I am paid. My thoughts and experience are true and honest.