January Favourites 2020

Hello!

I am back with a new section where I will post my monthly favourite whether it is skincare, makeup, lifestyle, food etc… This is popular among a lot of YouTuber where they share their favourite items used in that particular month. So I decided to do that from this year.

I will be sharing about 2 or 3 of my favourite things. I know this is not a lot compared to those YouTuber but speaking and writing have a lot of difference, just so you know.

I am aware that this post is long overdue but I have been busy recently. Sorry about it.

Beauty category:

Favourite beauty product of the month: First Aid Beauty (FAB) Face Cleanser

Photo credit: FAB (firstaidbeauty.com)

If you have been following my blog, you would know that my all-time favourite cleanser is none other than FRESH Soy Face Cleanser. This has been my go-to cleanser since back in year 2016. But today I am here to tell you that I have found a competitor to the FRESH Soy cleanser.

Back when I was a teenager, I used to wash my face with a cleanser for acne-prone skin. It did control my acne condition but it dried out my forehead and chin area. I felt that cleanser for a specific concern doesn’t balance the pH of my face.

Sometimes your skin varies upon the external environment. For instance, if you are expose to air-conditioned environment frequently, your skin would tend to be drier than usual. Or if you are exposed to sun frequently, you might get redness on your skin.

This is why I prefer all-skin type cleanser for a fact that it’s an all round product that can target multi skin concern at a time. And it does its job to keep my face balance by providing hydration as well as keeping my sebum at bay. Once again, this is my personal preference.

Enough said, let’s talk about the first aid beauty face cleanser.

This cleanser is a cream cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. Once it’s lather with wet hands, it become a foam.

This cleanser is FREE of harmful chemical ingredients such as parabens, artificial fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil etc.. which can be detrimental to the skin.

This cleanser is packed with botanical antioxidant booster (Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts) to protect against environmental stress.

This cleanser also contains key ingredients such as Aloe extract (calm and nourish skin), Allantoin extract (soothe skin) and Glycerin (hydrate and smooth skin).

I have been using this cleanser for over a month now. Initially, before I brought this cleanser, I was a bit worried because I am not fond of cream cleanser due to bad experiences previously that left my face feeling dry and flaky. Hell no…

However, I told myself to give this cleanser a chance. So when I used for the very first time, after washing off my face, I was like “OMG! my face felt smooth, hydrate and soft like a baby skin”. Damn! This felt like a similar experience to using FRESH Soy Face Cleanser. I continued using for a couple of weeks and I must say that I am impressed by this cleanser. It helped to balance my skin pH level and does not cause any breakout too.

The cost of this cleanser is fairly reasonable which range from $18 to $55. And it come in 3 sizes: 56.7g (2oz), 142g (5oz) and 226g (8oz). The size that I am currently using is 142g(5oz) priced at $34.

Price stated in SGD

If you are in a lookout for a new cleanser that is reasonable priced, I highly recommend this. I would suggest you to start off using the mini size cleanser to see if your skin agree with this product.

More information: Sephorasg, First Aid Beauty

Disclaimer: I personally find this product beneficial to my skin but it may or may not works for everyone. Kindly understand that every individual has different skin type and texture. I recommend that you do some research before purchasing the product or patch test on your skin before usage. This is not a sponsored post too.

Food category:

Favourite food product of the month: Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Balls by Crystal Jade My Bread

On the 25th January, I celebrated Chinese New Year with my family and our family tradition was to buy pineapple tart as it represents arrival of prosperity. Every year our pineapple tart would be a different brand as we wanted to try out newly innovated ones which could be a surprised.

FYI: Chinese new year is also known as spring festival or lunar new year which is the beginning of a new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar or the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar.

For Chinese new year 2020:

This pineapple ball is different from the conventional pineapple ball that we are familiar with. The pastry is smooth and fairly buttery with the golden “bolo” (sugary butter) crust that adds a level of crispiness. The crust is neither too flaky nor the-melt-in your mouth. The jam taste decent with fibrous pineapple bits. Overall, this pastry was well balanced with sweetness of the top crust.

My mum loved this pineapple balls so much that she must eat one per day. She is quite particular about sweetness in food and this was still acceptable. This retails for $24.90 for a tin containing 20 pineapple balls. If you are interested to try it, you probably have to wait till next year Chinese new year to purchase it.

Okay! I have come to end of my post for my favourites. I know it’s short post but more content will be coming up so stay tuned. If you are interested in the products that were mentioned, feel free to look it up online!

Have a good day ahead!

Cheers!