Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[Sponsored] Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel

One of my favourite daily skin care product is Hada Labo ♥. Ever since I tried their facial wash and famous lotion - Super Hyaluronic  Acid Hydrating Lotion, I've never turned back to other products. Their Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Wash is the only other facial wash that doesn't gives me breakout on my second bottle besides SKII.

And now they have released another great product ! Hada Labo launches the NEW 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel for fair, bright and bouncy skin! Fast absorbing and non-oily in texture, this whitening gel boosts 3-in-1 skincare product benefits of Essence + Moisturiser + Paper Mask!

You probably think that it's another whitening product, which many brands have already introduced. But remember, Hada Labo is good for the moisturising content and this product, too, have the great moisturising content.

Personally, I'm already considered fair for most standards, even the great Vaseline instant fair couldn't even get me fair enough. I've tried on D's hand and instant fair works perfectly for him but he doesn't want me to show everyone his popping veins. *Hahaha*

But with 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel, I can see the slight difference on the first application and the effect doesn't fade off like most of the whitening products I've tired before. And now even my daily bb cream, Laneige's bb cushion No. 21 looks darker than my skin colour. =_= (waste money).

With a bit of application it doesn't leave any sticky feeling plus you can use it as a sleeping mask! It is definitely a great product to invest money in. I am officially announce I'm a Hada Labo fan.
Gel texture.
As you can see in the photo above, the texture is made into gel, which makes it easy to absorb and act as a night mask. A product that can be used in two ways is worth the money.

This product contents Arbutin which is extracted from bearberry plant, hence its natural, so you do not have to worry about artificial whitening ingredients. My mum is always skeptical about whitening products and now she have no worries with this whitening perfect gel. *thumbs up* Besides that, it also content Vitamin C which we all know that it can even out skin tone and prevents dullness. Don't we girls want great, fair skin? ;)

So what does this product improves on? 
Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel contains 3 trinity efficacious ingredients that penetrate within and work on:
  • Natural Arbutin: High concentration levels at 3% of Japanese pharmaceutical-level Arbutin to offer effective whitening results. Enhances skin fairness and targets dark spots. 
  • Efficacious Vitamin C Concentrate: Proven anti-oxidant enhances collagen production, inhibits the appearance of dark spots and reawakens the appearance of dull skin. 
  • Hyaluronic Acids (HA) and nano-Hyaluronic Acids: HA is a natural component found on skin. The duo-HA molecules instantly hydrate and lock-in moisture, keeping skin soft, smooth bouncy. 
  • Fair, Bright and Bouncy skin from within with Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel.

Look out to win this product
So after reading how great this product is, Hada Labo is going to have a 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel Snow Princess Game on their SG official Facebook. Do look out for the game, and who knows, you might be the winner of this product!

Try it out now~ 
If you can't wait for the game and want to try out this product before purchasing, not to worry, SampleStore has the product for you to redeem, while stock last! Do check them out often for the product redemption and to try out great products there! (:

Where to buy: 
You can purchase it at BHG, Guardian, NTUC, OG, Robinsons, Sasa, Unity and Watsons at $38.90/80g.

Remember to try out Hada Labo's other products too if you haven't! ^_^

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

[Review] Redmi Camera, Game Qualities.....

Since I've got a Redmi, I had to just test out the camera and its gaming qualities. I think that's my main concern when it comes to getting a new phone. Normal social applications like instagram, hangout, Facebook, twitter works just fine like any other phone. But not all phones have good camera or gaming qualities. My S3 has lag so badly that I can barely even load games. 

So Redi has a 8MP camera, not that great in today market since Samsung offers up to 13MP for back camera. However, a 8MP camera turns out not bad for a phone camera. Here's some of the photos I've took, in 6MP, fine quality, using Steve Job (without specs) as the model :p 
With Flash
Close up
Looking great, Steve Job! hahaha. I think its pretty decent enough for a phone camera, even though its just 8MP. Great to showcase your favourite scene or food using this phone. :D

This phone is just normal in its gaming qualities, good for games like flappy bird, candy crush, clash of clans. But however, serious gamers, especially those who like graphic intensive games e.g. RPG games, this phone is not the one for you. It cannot support those games. 
Here's screenshot of the games that can be played on the phone. Just some choices, not everything. :p
Clash of Clans 
Deer Hunter Reloaded 
GunZombie: Hellgate
The graphics of these games looks decent to me. But for gamers who want better gaming performance, then maybe not this phone.

I think with technology advancement, I'm worried about the security of my phone. Like which apps are actually secretly running. :x And finding a good security app isn't easy, especially when you want to get a free one (cheapo me:p) Worry not, Redmi actually has a pre-load security application.
The security app
The cleaner can clear the data cache and residuals files. The data usage allows you to keep track on the amount of data that each app is using and you can set a data limit for the whole phone. The blacklist allows you to block contacts! *hooray* Power is to track the estimated remaining power duration and the battery configuration allows you to optimise the battery usage. 

Won't explain more on virus scan, but definitely this is one of the most useful tool in this security. Lastly, permissions allows you to adjust the access of different applications. (: One app, 6 great use.

Using the AnTuTu benchmark, you can see where your phone position based on performance among the rest of the phones including HTC, Google Nexus, Samsung and Sony.
This is my Redmi Specs 
Fallshort behind S3 by a bit.
If this set was running on Snapdragon processor, the result could have been different. :D 
So would you get a Redmi? The next batch order release will be on this Thursday, 27 Feb. There's still time to consider. (: 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Xiaomi's official launch model : Redmi

Since on XiaomiSG Facebook has already posted photos on their delivery since Saturday that they are sending out the orders, I was already waiting on my seat for my order to arrive. :D

Was happy to receive a call from my dad while I was at work that my Redmi has arrived today around 5 plus. *hoots* But sadly I wasn't the first 100 to order the phone so I didn't get the thank you card with Li Bin and Hugo Barra's autograph :( And I didn't get the accessories, boo, might get in the Mi3 order (if I ever order though) 

After I got home, I decided to do a Shokotan favourite pose. Bite the new toy box. hahahaa.
*Bites Redmi Box*
I think I look like a idiot here. Pardon for the Redmi plastic piece still on the phone for I don't have a screen protector yet. I shall get it soon, like real soon. :p
The contents in the box. 
The mico-sim adaptor is kept in a SIM CASE CARD. Hootss! 
Basically the REDMI isn't exactly red in colour, but rather its back colour is in dark grey. So it should be known as GreyMi haha. (:
Redmi in box. 

And here is the comparison of the size of Redmi with S3 in the middle and iPhone 4.

Can see that Redmi is the biggest but not as fat as S3, some what reminds me of iPhone 5 style haha. 
After using for a while, the phone doesn't lag and it is at the normal level that you don't have to worry of your phone hang on you yet. But how long can it last, I have not tried it yet. Perhaps I will soon to test out how long can it last. And the interface is similar to iOS, but I like that I can customise the themes. 

And here's the SD card slot and the dual SIM. I love ♥ the dual SIM function, coz I have a spare data SIM from Singtel but I don't have a iPad to use it. And now it comes in handy for me to use it with my prepaid card. *double win!*

And it shows the status of your SIM card when you insert both SIMs together.
Top left hand corner, the status of the SIMs
So now what you see in the picture are the status of two SIM cards. One is a data SIM number, the other is a 2G SIM number. I've tried to whatsapp using the data card and receive calls on the 2G SIM number. It works perfectly and you can check the status of your SIM card.

Just because Xiaomi designed a SG theme, I've decided to download it and applied it. Love it TTM!!! I like how the MBS picture moves on the lock screen haha, okaii I sound like a total idiot. :x 

Home screen ~~~ Merlion♥

Okaii, further review of the phone will be up soon with a video of it. Meantime just enjoy the photos ;) If you are really tempted to get, on the 27th Feb, Xiaomi Online will be releasing the second batch @ 12pm. For those who are going to the IT fair on that day, you can drop by Singtel side and check out the phone too! And Starhub is also releasing the phone on that same day. Rejoice fans! However, I am not sure about the accessories for Redmi. No news from the telcos if they are selling the accessories.

But the walk-in service center @ The Central will be not be selling the accessories for now. So the only way to get is through online orders or get someone to buy directly from China :p.