Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum

May 28, 2014
I was introduced to this product by one of my mummy friends, although this brand is nothing new to me, it's quite a high end range from Korea which I've always been wanting to try out. And this friend of mine has naturally good porcelain skin that makes every girl jealous, so when she said this is good as it makes her skin glow with rosy cheeks, do I even need to hesitate?!!

So I asked another friend to purchase it for me from Korea, which costs SGD$76 but here in Singapore I think it costs at least SGD$90+. All Singaporean girls understand the huge price difference of Korean cosmetic products between Singapore and Korea, so, when's my next trip to Korea?!!! LOL...

The First Care Activating Serum is one of the more popular products of the Sulwhasoo Essential Line. "Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this essential regimen boosting serum assures optimal skin care results, promoting balance and replenishing essential moisture and nutrients."

It has to be used as the first step after you cleanse your face, as it acts to enhance the efficacy of the other products you use. The pump dispenser dispenses just the right amount of serum in a sanitary manner. I usually apply 2 pumps on my face and neck, in the morning and before I go to bed at night. The texture is a little more watery than other serums I use, so the good thing is, it is not sticky at all. But I don't think it absorbs extremely fast, I said so because for other better absorbing serums, it disappears right after application and you just feel like pumping out and put on more,  but for this serum, 2 drops are not a lot, but when it stays on the surface of my face for a while, I figured the absorption is not the fastest for sure. And I am not sure what it really did to my skin after using it diligently for a month. Well it might helped to maintain my skin condition but I do not see less wrinkles, smaller pores or anything like that so it's just not as miraculous as I expected.

So overall I would not recommend this product, unless you don't mind the price. I meant there are definitely more value for money alternatives in the market, Estee Lauder advanced night repair is one of them, stay tuned for my review on that soon!

5 Resons why I love Radiance Physiofit

May 23, 2014
Okay I am back to the topic about my gym again, and this time round, let me share with you why I am loving it so much after attending their classes regularly for the past 3 months.

But before that, I am sure many have this same question in mind, did I lose any weight? The answer is, NO, there's no significant weight lost, my weight almost maintained though it went up a little when I was 1 month into the workout. But for sure, I see a much toned body and let me share many more other benefits about going to this gym:

1. Much stronger immunity system
Ever since I had my 2nd boy about 2 years ago, I started to fall sick once every 1 - 3 months, and I had to rely on antibiotics each time to recover fast. But from January this year till now, I have never fallen sick for even once, and the only change in my daily routine is, adding regular workout at Radiance Physiofit.

2. Much better stamina
I used to finish 2.4k run in about 16+ mins and now my best record is 13:42, my usual speed of 7.5 on treadmill is just nice for me to brisk walk now and on average I run at the speed of 9.5-10.5.
3. Better skin, better hair
I won't say it's very obvious result on my skin, it just looks firmer, but for my hair, I am very sure my hair has been growing so much faster ever since I started going to gym! Which is a great thing because it almost stopped growing for the past whole year. 

4. Toned body
Like I said, I did not really have drastic weight drop, but my tummy has never been so toned before!

5. Really great lessons
- Functional Training: involves mainly weight bearing activities targeted at core muscles of the abdomen and lower back. One of my favorite indeed as I can clearly feel which part of my muscle is working out.

- Circuit Training: Circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. This is one of my favorite classes and each time I see my trainer set up the "Merry go round", I feel excited and a sense of satisfaction when I compete the circuit.

- Muay Thai: is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. They have the most professional Muay Thai trainer here and the class is usually full of laughter as the trainer is extremely humorous. It trains my muscles and improves my agility level greatly. And a sports treatment massage is given sometimes by the wonderful trainer!

- Cross Core: focuses on core muscle exercises with Crosscore equipment that allows suspended body weight training. I do not enjoy this in general and maybe it is because I have rather weak arms, so when I need to workout in a suspended position hanging on those equipments (looking like cables), it's tough!

- ABT/Body Sculpting: This has to be my all time favorite if not because the trainer has left recently due to personal reasons. It's more for ladies, focuses a lot on the Abs, Buns and Thighs. It's a bit like aerobics and helps me to stretch my muscles well. The body toning effect is most obvious while I was active with ABT classes after so much crunches, jumping jacks, leg raising, squats, etc. Ladies if you want that perfect round firm butts, move your butts with 100 squats a day please!! 

- Yoga/Pilates: Something I do not go often as I have gym membership with True Fitness/True yoga, and here they have yet to find a very good permanent trainer with the gym.

Overall the workout experience is super good with lesser crowd and a lot of times, I am like going for personal training sessions as I am the only one, or sometimes two, attending the lessons during lunch hour.

My gym membership with Radiance Physiofit is going to expire next week, and I am going renew it again for sure!!