Sunday, September 18, 2011

ETUDE HOUSE Collagen Moistfull Essence & Sunblocks Review

Remember those beauty products I bought from Seoul earlier this year? I finally got a chance to try them out and review them now.

One of my best buys is the above Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence retailing at 15,000KRW in Korea.

Yes, you've guessed it! The reason why I like it is because at this extremely low price, I can still get a quality product that's effective. It's selling at about 40+SGD here but cost me less than 20SGD. The texture is a little sticky but it moisturize well and smells lovely. Sometimes, I use this essence before my moisturiser. Other times, I even use it on its own!

I've been trying out all kinds of sunblock and none has been satisfactory so far. Mainly, It's because I dislike the thick and slightly oily texture of sunblocks. And I prefer those with SPF50 and above. 

So far, Etude House Sun Power Cotton Touch with SPF50+ meets my expectations. It's meant to give a cottony finish with its thick and powdery texture. For starters, you may find it a little hard to apply and even out the thick sunblock. The trick is to thinly layer it on so that you won't look pasty with a purplish tinge to your skin.

Somehow, I think the purple tinge will play a part in toning down yellow skin tone. I think this sunblock is great and indeed less oily than most SPF50+ sunblocks in the market. By the way, I have combination skin.

As for the other Sun Toner Water Jelly SPF30 in the bottom half of the picture, the texture is similar to many other sunblocks and feels a little sticky to me. After application, I need to let it settle for at least 15 mins before putting on my foundation. I was attracted to this the Sun Toner Water Jelly because of its "Water Jelly" description. Also, all Etude House sunblocks were having a 1 for 1 promotion in Korea in mid June this year.

How cheap can they get??!! Heh!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Where To Buy Korean Keyboard Stickers in Singapore

From my previous post, some of you may know that I am studying Korean now. Of course, I not only want to speak and read the language, I want to write it as well.

So, I had to get Korean keyboard stickers to start my Korean language practice on my laptop.

I intended to get my stickers from a US seller at ebay. But after adding the postage, it was more logical to get it from a Singapore seller at $1-2 more and who can deliver them much faster. 

I chose the transparent stickers with orange letters and am satisfied with the service of the seller. If you're interested to purchase Korean keyboard stickers ere in Singapore, you can email Jayson at The sticker details can be found here.

I combined my purchase with 2 other friends and got a bulk discount too. Just email Jayson to find out more, he responds fast and is a very helpful and responsible seller.

You'll only need to to go the Control Panel on your computer, add the Korean language bar in the Regional and Language folder after sticking on your new stickers to be able to type away in Korean.

Now, I can! =)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cocotte French Restaurant @ Wanderlust Hotel, Dickson Road

I've been busy but still managed to catch a good meal last week at Cocotte, a french restaurant situated at the ground floor of Wanderlust hotel at Dickson Road.

I just found out that Cocotte means both a round casserole and prostitute in French. It's an interesting play of word, especially since Dickson Road is at shady end of Little India. 

Wanderlust Hotel @ Dickson Road

Cocotte serves french cuisine in a casual setting and with a communal dining concept.

See, they even have a communal round dining table that can sit 12.

The food at Cocotte tastes excellent and it goes very well with the relaxed ambiance.

I ordered a set with a French Cured Pork Sausage as appetizer.

Bf had the Roast Pork Collar topped with mustard sauce and brussels sprouts with roasted almond. And the ooh-la-la mushrooms.

Oooo... thinking of that dish makes my mouth waters. It was very delicious and the mustard sauce complimented the roasted pork collar very well.

I had the Bouef Bourguignon, which is a beef stew. The beef was very tender but I still preferred bf's dish. So, it was swapped midway into the meal. heh!

We ended the meal with Chocolate Royal, a Varhona chocolate mousse cake with praline at the bottom and a nice cuppa of coffee. Mmmmm... heavenly...

Wanderlust Hotel Lobby

I had a great meal that afternoon and it was entertaining to watch the chicly dressed hotel guests streamed  into Wanderlust Hotel lobby.

Cocotte serves up quality food made with fine ingredients and the whole meal cost us about $80. It's a great restaurant to go to with friends and definitely a recommended place to try out at least once!