REVIEW: DHC Collagen Powder 5000mg

Oct 21, 2013
Can you believe I am blogging about collagen again? After my two posts on collagen drinks here, and here, I couldn't even believe I am back to this same topic again!

Yes I admit, I am super hooked with this kind of products, especially after watching the famous Taiwan variety show - 女人我最大. 牛尔老师 has mentioned this for many many times, that any skin care products with collagen, will not help much unless it's a supplement kind that we can take in.

So I have ordered 2 packs of Milcolla Collagen powder from Qoo10, but being the vain pot, before my loots arrives, I got my hands on 2 packs of DHC Collagen Powders as there's a promotion last week at Watson's, buy 2 packs at SGD$87+, and each pack can last for 32 days!

I have high expectation on this product since my experience with their collagen drinks is extremely good. The packaging is what I love most about the product, easy to open, easy to scoop out, easy to close and store, as compare to the famous MEJI collagen powder which comes in a a tin (yup looks exactly like a formula milk tin to me, which I've had enough with after having 2 boys on formula milk over the past few years).

Now what I hate most about this product, is definitely, the fishy smell!!! I can only gulp it down when I add it into my daily cup of Americano coffee. I've heard MEJI's collagen powder has this bad fishy smell too! I would never want to take it if not because of the remarkable result seen in just a few days time. And another problem I observed, is that it seems I get bad sore throat whenever I am taking collagen, or maybe it's just DHC brand since I got the same problem with their collagen drinks.

But, the good thing is, my skin looks firmer and more radiant after taking one scoop a day for just a few days. It's funny that every time I start on collagen products, I feel that I can survive with cheap skincare products! Guess it's not a bad thing after all considering that SKII is getting more and more expensive nowadays. I would pick DHC's collagen drinks over this at any time because of the smell, but since 牛尔老师 advocates for taking collagen powder daily to maintain a nice complexion, I would definitely buy this product again, especially when there's promotion going on. For now, I will wait for my Milcolla Collagen powder to arrive and do a comparison of these two.

Rating: 9/10
32 days supply/ SGD$44 (with promotion)

GIVEAWAY: VASELINE Healthy White Perfect 10 Lotion

Oct 17, 2013
Hi Beautifuls, this is my very first GIVEAWAY on my blog, I can't tell you how thrilled I am to receive an email from VASELINE Singapore, telling me that they are providing 25 pieces of 25ml VASELINE Perfect 10 lotion to my lovely readers! 25 pieces!!!!!

This GIVEAWAY is only opened to those based in Singapore (sorry to my international friends at this moment).

Okay so here's what you need to do:
1. Like VASELINE Facebook page here
2. Leave a comment under this post with your Name, Email address and which product you would wish to see me reviewing about, from any brand

I will contact the first 25 readers and please take note that all comments would be screened to protect email privacy (Only I will be able to view all the comments). Good luck! (:

My personal review on the VASELINE Perfect 10 Lotion is here, do note that it's posted in 2012 and it's not a sponsored post (none of my posts are sponsored so far, I will definitely indicate if otherwise).

Review: Senka Pure UV SPF27

Let me introduce, a great daily sunblock which I have been using recently, which ultimately replaced my expensive (but definitely great) SKII Facial Treatment UV Protection!!

You know the SKII sunblock is my Holy Grail product and I've never thought about switching to another brand, especially another MUCH cheaper brand. As my previous experience highlighted in my post about SKII sunblock, was that those brands might be effective but cause clogged pore easily, for my skin. I chanced upon this SENKA PURE UV SPF27 while shopping for other stuff at Watson's. What attracted me was that this brand is under SHISEIDO, and some of my friends were raving about SHISEIDO sunblock which costs about half the price of SKII sunblock. Hence I was just curious to find out how good this product is, and, I was impressed, truly impressed.

For SGD$16.90 ONLY, you get a bottle of 80ml of cream, which easily lasts more than 3 months. The price itself is already a great reason for me to give this a try.

The texture is like watery+creamy, and it is pretty light, not as light as SKII, but good enough to be absorbed in seconds.  And the greatest part is, it does not have the sticky/greasy feeling on my skin, and after using it for about 2 months, I do not experience any clogged pores, and my skin does not feel dull at all. It has a bit of "color correction" effect, that helps to achieve an even skin tone although it does not provide any coverage at all. I've tested their UV gel with SPF50 at the same time and found it too thick and greasy, so SPF27 has the perfect texture and is good enough for daily usage considering I stay indoor at office most of the time.

Since my favorite SKII Facial Treatment US Protection costs almost 7 times more expensive than this, I've decided to stick with the SENKA PURE UV SPF27 for now, well indeed I have to since 80ml packaging is way too big a bottle for me!

Rating: 9/10
30gm / SGD$16.9