FREE turn back clock solutions, are never free...

Jan 16, 2014
Look at this banner, Have you ever fell for such commercial before?

I, almost did...

I have been seeing this attractive tagline and story on my facebook page at least 5 times in the past one month. Just look at the before / after photos, isn't it amazing?

To think that you could easily turn back clock without a need of Botox? I read every single comments from the customers on the products and as always, there are gimmicks for sure but it looks so real as many really gave big thumbs up on their products citing their own experience.


Just to name a few common, popular ones you might have seen often:
Bliss Radiance Rejuvenation System

Lifecell Anti Aging Cream

Revitol

So right before I took out my credit card, I decided to do a search on the reviews like what I always do, and here's what I've found out:
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/feb/17/free-skin-cream-trial-victims

It's quite a long article but basically it explains that many victims, claimed their free trial version and provided their credit card details to pay a small amount of delivery fee, some received their cream, some didn't, but what they all experienced in common, is that they then found themselves locked into a monthly recurring payments applied to their credit or debit card, with no apparent way to stop either the deliveries, or the debits.

Then the question is, how did those companies do it?
Just in 4 simple steps:
- appealing photos, positive customer reviews to make you believe it's just going to work..
- FREE trial with a low delivery fee, that makes you feel worthwhile even if the products are not going to work, so, nothing much to lose..
- professional looking websites with celebrity photos (sometimes), that appear as banner adverts on well-regarded, mainstream websites, that gives you a false sense of confidence..
- A statement under "Terms and Conditions" saying :"By placing my order, I agree to the terms of offer, which explain that I must cancel within xx days of today to avoid enrolment in monthly delivery program, which ships fresh supply for $$$ each month.", mind you, the first time you get to read this statement, is usually the time after you've rang your credit card company to lodge the complaint.

The next time you come across such adverts, ask yourself, if their products are so effective, why can't we find them in major departmental stores?
So ladies, be wary, be wise!!

Updates (Jan 06, 2015)
I was a little surprised today to read this piece of information online:
Top 5 Anti-aging products 2015 (wondering how people know they are the best of 2015 when we are only 6 days in to the new year??!!)

Anyway, I just want to say, I can't stop myself from reading their reviews submitted by their customers. I paid attention to some vlogs as it's pretty easy to see the effect from videos.

One Example of the most popular review video here: LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream Review: I Test Out LifeCell Cream for 6 Weeks

Before you start to think I am trying to take back my words a year ago, as obviously this lady sounds convincing here, I am not sure if she looks convincing though. Do read up the reviews on amazon too.  With so much contradicting reviews, I would say, try it only if you have a fat wallet and I wish you are one of the lucky ones who can see great results as many others...

Review: Active Wild Honey from Yummi House

Jan 15, 2014
If you've never heard about this brand Yummi House, you can do a search on your web browser and you will find tons of results there, though I am sure you will first be greeted by keywords like "Yummi House Saga", "Don't be fooled by Yummi House Honey", "malt candy syrup", etc... I've read some of them, not all, but honestly I am not good with those technical mumble jumbles and I simply don't care. All I know is that to keep our skin young and beautiful, we need to drink plenty of water, unfortunately, I am not a lover of plain water (though I am not into soft drinks or flavored drinks), the ultimate solution, is to consume honey water!

So yes, I am a big fan of honey! In the past, my mother in law used to frequent some bee farms in Malaysia and buy honey in plastic bottles from there, I've heard that raw (real good) honey must be stored in glass bottles so I am pretty sure those she bought, are not of top notch quality, but I don't mind taking them since they often come in lemon flavor which is pretty nice, as I do not really enjoy sweet honey taste. The only problem I had, is that it attracts ants easily!

Then I was introduced to Yummi House honey as my sister is a super big fan, while I was getting a bottle of 250ml for less than 20RM, she was spending 60+SGD on a tub of 600ml active wild honey from Yummi House. So I finally tried their honey in 2012 at their Tampines One branch. The sales people are friendly and not pushy, maybe it's because I was there with my sister who is already a member with intensive knowledge about their products. I swiped my card and got 2 boxes (6x2 = 12 tubs) of honey from Durian tree, for SGD380, that means it's about SGD31+ per tub of 600ml, I tell you, there's no way you could find such kind of bargain as they've jacked up the price after all these years.

After I finished all my 12 tubs, I noticed two things I love about Yummi House honey. Firstly, it's a quick home remedy for my kids with flu, the durian honey is great for curing cough and phlegm so I always give one or two spoonful to my boys whenever they are sick. I won't say it works wonders but it definitely helps to soothe their throat! Secondly, the taste of Yummi House honey is so different, it's thick, creamy, not too sweet, and without any artificial flavoring taste at all! I tried to switch to other types from HockHua, or some Australia/Newzealand Manuka Honey from Unity, gosh the taste is just so commercial and not acceptable to me. So I finally decided to stop wasting my $$ and replenish my stock with Yummi House.

This time, I am lucky enough to share a total of 6 boxes (6x6 = 36 tubs) with my colleague and sister, in order to enjoy a special offer of 50% off, but one tub is still priced at around SGD60+ after such huge discount. One of my colleagues drinks their honey and she claims that it helps with her bad constipation problem, which she didn't manage to resolve with different types of herbal teas. And it's pretty interesting to have spotted 3 different tubs of honey on 3 different tables in my office, that's how popular Yummi House is, at least, in my office...

Anyway I got the A62 grade Jackfruit and S2 grade Cherry & Barley this time. The S2 grade is higher end and sometimes it's hard to get it if you are not a gold member with them. But surprisingly, I prefer the Jackfruit honey this round, maybe I am too accustomed to the bitter & sour durian honey taste (after all I finished 12 tubs with my family in 2 years!!). The Cherry & Barley tastes purely sweet to me but the Jackfuit has a little sour taste which suits my taste bud just well!

So after all, I am not an expert or any professional who's able to tell you if their honey is really as good as they claim, but if you just want a honey that tastes good and makes you feel good, and don't mind splurging a bit to feel pampered, try it!