Saturday, 25 March 2017

Must Love Teas!


I am never truly a coffee lover because I really don’t like the acidic aftertaste of coffee. Needless to say, I rely on tea for some pick-me-up caffeine. 

While there are some Celestial Seasonings teas in Denmark, the range is quite limited. I ordered some on iHerb and these are some of my favourites:


  • Rooibos with Pomegranate - Caffeine free red tea, ideal for evening consumption; I usually add some soy milk (or milk of your choice) to neutralise the sourness of pomegranate. It’s a very fragrant tea though. 
  • Rooibos with vanilla - Caffeine free red tea, ideal for evening consumption; I like it with a teaspoon of sugar and soy milk.
  • Honey Vanilla Chamoile - Caffeine free, ideal for relaxation and before sleep consumption. My  ultimate favorite winding-down tea. The tea is great on its own as you indulge your olfactory sensory to a hint of sweetness of honey and mysterious hint of vanilla. I am not always a chamomile fan, but this is just heavenly. I have sent to several friends in Singapore to try and they love it! I also take it with soy milk sometimes. 
  • Twinings Lady Grey - All time favorite! Get only the loose tea, the tea bags type taste a lot more bland, and if you are like me who likes strong taste (I am the “double-bagged” tea lady!), you will like the loose tea. 
I liked these okay, but they don’t make it to my favorite list - tea preference is very personal:
  • Green tea with honey lemon and ginseng - Day consumption that I alternate with earl grey tea. It’s not exactly what I like. I am not big on lemon, except when it’s infused in earl grey. 
  • Twinings organic rooibos - Caffeine free red tea. I find Celestial Seasoning’s rooibos to my liking as it has more “earthy” tones which I prefer - it’s not hard to guess since I love earl grey.
  • Twinings Pure Camomile - Caffeine free. I like it alright, nothing impressive really.


What are your favorite teas? 




Mizon Bulg Rose 90% Toner



I was using Skin & Lab Vita Energy Toner & Mist, and I have been exceptionally happy with it, but when I was shopping for replacement for the essence, I ordered this toner as well.

I have been using this toner for a couple of weeks now, and I do like it quite very much.


Scent:
The light scent of rose is not overpowering and goes away after a while.

Hydration:
I find that it’s quite hydrating, and it’s especially great for dryer climate and colder seasons.

Stickiness:
As the product claims, it’s non-sticky. (I don’t really know of any toner that is sticky though)

Pros:
Paraben free; alcohol free

I am likely to repurchase this.

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Skin & Lab Bio Activating Essence vs Mizon Water Volume EX Essence

The first treatment essence that I used was SKII, it didn’t work out so well for me. I have hyper sensitive skin, and the SKII essence worked briefly for me, and then it not only stopped working, but it worked against me. 

I have been using Skin & Lab bio activating essence for a couple of years now, and I love it to bits! It prepares the skin to take in other skin products and my skin really freshens up. 

It could be my imagination, but I think my eye lashes and brows become healthier and longer too - I do pat over my eyes with this, but not with the Mizon’s because I find the Mizon’s essence drying out my eyes area.


I was out of the bio activating essence and thought of giving something else a try. My other favourite Korean skincare brand is Mizon. It’s inexpensive, but the snail cream really works wonders for me. After reading much raved reviews on this Water Volume Ex first essence, I decide to give it a try. 

I can’t say that I love this more or even equally as compared to the Skin & Lab essence. It’s not bad, but it definitely doesn’t perform better as well.

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