Showing posts with label Japanese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japanese. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

THREE Cosmetics Malaysia is now in Pavilion KL! Picture and Swatch of THREE Sakuraism Season 2016 Collection

THREE Cosmetics opened their first outlet in Malaysia in Pavilion Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur! THREE is also an organic beauty brand from Japan where all their organic ingredients certified by Ecocert. They used essential oils and other plant-based ingredients on their products.  In fact I have actually dropped by their counter back in Isetan Shinjuku Tokyo to try their base makeup. Honestly their products are not cheap to start with, after all it's a Japanese organic brand that has Ecocert.

Since they are in Malaysia , I dropped by over the weekend to check out their THREE Sakuraism 2016 Spring Limited Edition Collection in Pavilion KL. The first thing that caught my eyes was the blusher! 


"THREE Sakuraism 2016 Season Collection" is launched accordance with the flowering of the cherry blossoms of the Japanese archipelago, and blossomed from towards the south. 

Haven't done this for some time, well I'm going to share the swatch of THREE Sakuraism 2016 Spring Collection which I took with my mobile phone. Hope the quality justifying the colours :) If you see later all the names in their collect some sort use the word Sakura or Sakuraim which this range being inspired.

THREE Whisper Gloss For Eye priced at RM173
Delicate light and nuance laden color of the veil, to dwell a glossy shine and the three-dimensional depth to the eyes, brings the spring seems to life feeling. 

Ingredients : Olive oil , meadowfoam oil tea seed oil Argan oil, jojoba oil ,Evening primrose oil , rosehip oil, Shea Butter, beeswax 

THREE Shimmering Lip Jam priced at RM157
A clear color and fresh gloss, lip jam of spring color to produce a sensual look. The color of the beautiful scene of petals and the sky color of the cherry blossoms are woven will be projected gently on the lips. 7 species of plant oil formulations happy to dry measures.

Ingredients : Tea seed oil Argan oil, jojoba oil, Evening primrose oil, rosehip oil, Shea Butter,beeswax and Cherry extract

THREE Whisper Gloss For Eye (RM173)

S01 Sakuraism Whisper - Bloom mode opulence to the eyes, smoky baby pink. 

S02 Sakuraism Blink - Chic haze is to brighten up the look, sophistication of Grayish Coral.

These are easy to spread glossy eyeshadow. It's pigmented but can be build if you want to create intensity like the colour the model had.

 THREE Shimmering Lip Jam (RM157)

S01 Sakuraism Sweet - bloomed to direct a smile to the sun, sweet pink shine in blue sky.

S02 Sakuraism Spirit - And sunrise sky dyed in vivid, the water surface of the petals Sensual pink

S03 Sakuraism Scent - As melt together is the setting sun and the cherry tree, milky purple mystique has been pulled out

These lipgloss colours are really pretty and  my favourite would be Sakuraism Spirit because it has the cherry sakura colours follow by Sakuraism Scent. It's quite sheer but can be build  by layering. Glossy finishing and not sticky!

THREE Cheeky Chic Blush priced at RM157

Decorate the cheek with good color and clarity of the balance, powder cheek that were transferred to color the feelings of spring. In would likely as smooth texture melts and touch, soft cheeks, and to the upper respiratory to narrate the arrival of spring. 

Ingredients : Tea seed oil Argan oil,  jojoba oil,  Evening primrose oil, rosehip oil, Shea Butter, beeswax

  THREE Cheeky Chic Blush priced (RM157)

S01 Sakuraism Rising - Of elation that cherry tree was blooming, bright cherry pink transparent to pure.

S02 Sakuraism Awakening - Feel the happiness in the spring of warmth, gentle flower bloom blooming Coral.

My pick would be Sakuraism Rising because my skin tone looks better in pink than coral. The texture of the blusher is pretty fine but it's semi matte and looks pretty natural. 
 THREE Nail Polish for Sakuraism Collection 2016 priced at RM95

Dance and spring of view of the cherry blossoms that spread to the fingertips While changing the impression in various scenes, representing the figure of a cherry tree burning in the hearts of people the moment, the nuances full of nail polish. Enjoy recoating or multi-colored in fully, it is a clear color.

  THREE Nail Polish for Sakuraism Collection 2016 (RM95)

S01 Moment of Sakuraism - Representation of the cherry tree of loveliness and heart admire it, innocent cherry pink.

S02 Sakuraism Sky - The petals will be sucked into the sky and image, dusty cherry Sky.

S03 Dancing with Petals - The image of a petal that run around freely in the spring, Airy cherry shower.

S04 In the Arms of Night - Were cut views of Hanafubuki spread in the night sky, brilliant fluttering cherry black.

Although this nail polish dry up pretty fast and colours like Dancing with Petals are pretty but this is really expensive which I don't think can justifying the price! What do you think?

Besides makeup products, there are bodycare under this THREE Sakuraism Season 2016 Collection such as :-
Sakuraism Aroma Skin Soap - RM210
Sakuraism Aroma Bath Serum - RM314 
Sakuraism Aroma Hand Cream - RM157

I'm actually quite shock at the pricing of the soap & bath serum...although it's organic and probably smells good because of Sakura flower, I wonder what so unique what this that justify the price. 

Which are your favourite product you want to try from this THREE Sakuraism Season 2016 Collection ? 

For me I would like to  Sakuraism Spirit lip gloss, Sakuraism Rising blusher, Dancing with the petals nail polish and Sakuraism Aroma Bath Serum ( I haven't try any product that carry the name bath serum.... sounds very moisturising like that!)

THREE Cosmetics is opened in Level 4 of Pavilion, opposite Snowflakes Dessert stall if case you plan to visit them too! 

THREE Cosmetics location in Malaysia : 

Lot No. 4.01.04, Level 4 Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
No 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 

Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

THREE Cosmetics Malaysia Facebook :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beauty Review : Black Silica Salt Skincare range with Before & After picture!

2 months ago I was approached by Mihada Skincare to try out a 3 step Japanese skincare brand named Black Silica Salt which is made from 100% natural ingredients and imported directly from Japan. If you have been reading my blog, you know I'm a big fan of Japanese skincare products and without hesitation I took up the offer to try. Before I shared my review on the Black Silica skincare range allow me to share what so unique about this brand. As the name suggested, Black Silica Salt is made from Black Silica powder with natural spring water from Mt. Fuji.

Mountains of Hiyama in the Kaminokuni region of Hokkaido, Japan.

Very often we heard of the word silica in our skincare, but this is the first time I heard about black silica. Black Silica originates only in the mountains of Hiyama in the Kaminokuni region of Hokkaido, Japan. It was formed during the very beginnings of life hundreds of millions of years ago at the bottom of the ocean and is recognized as one of the world’s rare natural ores. It is often referred to in Japan through its nickname "phantom ore" due to its scarcity. Black Silica is acclaimed to contain many healing attributes which Japanese feel it can save the earth. Black Silica recognized that is the trump card for rebuilding the earth’s contaminated environment.

As you can see from the picture below, the snow melts on the Black Silica. And this is due to the Far Infrared Radiation that it naturally emits. Inuit natives have been using Black Silica as a natural remedy for injury treatment and a pain killer for many generations and Japanese farmers use it as a nutrient to nourish the earth after the ground has been used to cultivate produce. 

Black Silica at room temperature is special because not only is it rare, but it also emanates far infrared rays and negative ions.

Far Infrared Rays -  are absorbed by cells throughout the body and cause blood vessels to dilate, which is said to improve blood circulation, speed up the metabolism and help to eliminate wastes.

Negative ions - is a type of antioxidant present in nature that is reported to react with and break down toxins in the bloodstream.

The combination of negative ions and far infrared rays released in Black Silica is reported to benefit the skin, aid dieting, alleviate back and shoulder pains, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and help reduce the effects of pollen allergies, diabetes, constipation, menstrual disorders, rheumatism. 

Black Silica Salt Facial Soap (RM99 for 50g) is a facial soap made from natural ingredients which contains natural “Horse Oil”. This “Horse Oil”, according to some, is similar to human skin. Black Silica Salt Soap maintains the natural oil layer of the skin (sebum) when cleansing the skin, thus it will not cause any burden to the skin.

This facial cleanser which help to wash away the surface dirt without cause excessive moisture loss. It also protect moisture of the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands). To use this soap effectively, one need to use the washing net that was provided to produce the foam. 

Direction how to foam up using Black Silica Salt Facial Soap with washing net

1) Put the soap inside the washing net.
2) Wet the washing net and hold both end of the net, and rub it gently in circular motion.
3) Remove the soap and add in a little bit water and rub in circular motion to makes the foam thicker.
4) Finally squeeze out all the foam from the washing net before using it to clean the face. 

The foam is a little greyish in colour and it's really soft & fine.

Ingredients : Horse Oil Soap Base, Water, Granulated Suger, Glycerin, Alcohol, Salt, Silica, Graphite, Dextrin, Albumin, Royal Jelly, Riboflavin

Besides applying the foam evenly on to face, don't forget to apply on the neck to clean. Gently rub in circular motion to clean the pores of your face before rinsing off with warm water.

I like how my face feel really clean, soft and refresh after cleaning. Unlike some cleanser, Black Silica Salt Facial Soap did not dry up my face. I got to admit I don't usually use facial soap bar at home as facial cleanser because I find it troublesome to foam up and to store after using, however I got to admit that with washing net given together with the Black Silica Salt Facial Soap, it's so easy to foam up and now I kept this on the soap dish I got from Daiso! 

Black Silica Salt Facial Esthe (RM199 for 180ml) is the second step product that contains minerals that works on the [osmotic] theory. The unique penetration capability effectively excrete waste to the deepest layer of the skin, leaving the pores squeaky-clean. Working with the far infrared principle of the Black Silica, it also promotes blood circulation and improves the skin natural metabolism rate and immune system. This will encourage the skin to produce it’s natural oil with water content that moisturizes the skin.

Gentle rubbing onto the skin, it gives slight warm feelings that helps promoting the metabolism of the skins. The feeling tingling/numb is due to the reaction of suit towards the acne scar which will enhance skin immune system and help scars to regenerate faster.

As you can see, Black Silica Salt Facial Esthe contains beads that is made from salt imported from Mexico and one should be gentle when scrubbing this. Take about a 20 cent coin size and it's sufficient for the whole face.

Ingredients : Sodium Chloride, Water, Trehalose, Silica, Graphite, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, Albumen, Royal Jelly, Riboflavin, Silk Powder, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Egg Shell Powder,Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin

Very important while using this product is that , do not towel dry your face after cleansing with the facial soap and use this Black Silica Salt Facial Esthe on wet skin or else it would be too harsh and drying for the skin to scrub directly on the skin. You will slowly you can feel the product (i.e) salt will melt & dissolve on the skin when you scrub on wet skin.

Use this twice a day and more importantly to use it to on our night cleansing regime because our skin rejuvenate and start recovering process while we are sleeping. 

Apply Black Silica Salt Esthe evenly on the face and neck, gently massage after 20 - 30 seconds on your wet skin.  I can feel warm sensation when I start massaging it on my skin. And I can feel tingling sensation on my skin when I scrub on my unhealed acne scar which I got occasionally during my period, must be due to the salt and I was told it was good because it will enhance skin immune system and help scars to regenerate faster and heals faster too! 

After I rinse off, I can see my skin looks brighter, skin feels really soft and pores look smaller. I really like this product because the result is pretty impressive.

p/s: Remember to close your lips tightly when you rinse this Black Silica Salt Esthe because this product is really salty, after all this has salt as ingredient. 

Black Silica Salt Natural Skin Water (RM199/150ml) is also moisturizing lotion which also known as miracle skin water contains water content originates from Mount Fuji. Besides that it also contains 73 types of minerals with mild acidic ionic water which help the skin to rejuvenate.

Texture of  Black Silica Salt Natural Skin Water is very watery and colourless.
Ingredient : Serine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Isoleucine, Arginine, Allantoin, Alanine, Sodium Aspartate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hexyldecyl Myristoyl Methylaminopropionate, Glycerin, Sea Salt

Instead of using cotton pad, it's advisable to pat Black Silica Salt Natural Skin Water with on my face for better absorption. Within seconds, the lotion is absorbed into my skin and my skin is supple and comfortable. And skin does not feel greasy at all!

So after using the skincare for 2 months, here is the before & after picture to show to you how my Black Silica Salt skincare range works on my skin. 

My skin looks brighter, more even and pores looks so much smaller than before!

A zoom up of my open pores, amazing before & after picture!! Pores look smaller & cleaner! 

The complete Black Silica Salt skincare range is now having a promotion and selling at RM439

Honestly I was really impressed with this Black Silica Salt skincare because although there are only 3 products in the skincare regime, each of the products really works! It would definitely be perfect for people want to have a simple skincare routine that works! I like how it keep my skin problem  at bay while moisturizing and brightening up my skin at the same time.

Black Silica Salt skincare is available for sale at their website and 
you can get additional 10% discount code by liking their page here 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Review : Yamagoya Ramen from Kyushu (Japan) province in Solaris Dutamas

Hi people, how do spend your Sunday?

Shopping , food hunting,or just laze around at home?

Well let me greet you with some yummy food pictures!

Recently the newly opened Yamagoya Ramen (山小屋) invited me for a food tasting session and I asked Shannon along. They are located at Solaris Dutamas and this is their first outlet in Malaysia.

*Note : This is a non-halal food post*

A little background about Yamagoya Ramen, it is a franchaise food outlet that orginated from Kyushu, Japan that recently entered Malaysia. I was told the founder of Yamagoya is is Mr. Masatoshi Ogata came from Fukuoka, the most southwest part of Japan has earned the No.1 title of Tonkotsu Ramen in Fukuoka with 150 shops all over Japan and a few in Bangkok, Taipei, Shenzhen and Jakarta.

So here is it, Yamagoya Ramen claims that they are the 1st original kyushu pronvice ramen in Malaysia. Well it is my first time trying Kyushu province ramen, as this is the only island out of the four I have not visited at all during my last 2 visits in Japan.

Let's see what are the difference!

And there is no way for you to miss the sight of the Imported Ramen making machine which is in a see through room situated at the left hand side of the entrance. Here I can see how the staffs freshly make the ramen for the customers.

A look inside thee restaurant environment, it's small, neat and cosy.

History of Yamagoya on every table in Japanese

The owner Ms Akiyo Tomiie who is also from Fukuoka was there to welcome us and she was kind enough to share the histroy about Yamagoya and explains the different of ramens in Japan and apparently in different province (Kyushu, Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku) have different taste of the ramen). She explained that Kyushu province ramen are mainly made from tonkotsu (pork bone) broth and char siu is a must have in their ramen. And that their ramen are freshly made every single day!

The Yamagoya outlet manager Bosco recommended us the following to try.

Mugi Cha - RM2

You might mistake this for Chinese tea because it looked like one and taste a little like it but definitely after a few sip you can tell the difference because it has this fragrant burned smell that will linger in your mouth after every sip. This is not very common in Malaysia but back in Japan this is served for free in almost all restaurants.

Bosco are kind enough to show us what is Mugi cha made from . Mugi is made from Roasted barley tea and it must be served in cold because serving in hot will give the bitter taste. And finally I understand why cold Mugi Cha are served in cold back in Japan eventhough it is winter! And I remembered I boughtsome Mugi cha tea back in Japan too because I really think the taste is unique and soothing.

Mukashi Special Ramen -RM 24

I had their signature ramen that are recommended to try if this is your first visit here. The broth is milky and has which has wholesome of topping from bamboo shoots, wood fungus, bean sprouts, seaweed, spring onions, soy sauce seasoned egg and 2 piece of the must have homemade speacility char siu!

I really like their char siu (known as BBQ pork) it tasted sweet, chewy with little salty feeling at the end of every single bite. Bosco told us that they are very strict when comes to making char siu that he has to go to the pork supplier every morning to choose (by smelling ) the pork to make sure it is fresh and good to make char siu.

Not forgetting their ramen noodle which are homemade, the texture was great, it tasted fresh & chewy, just the right way the ramen should be which many franchise ramen restaurant fail to maintain this standard! It actually tasted and felt like those I have in Japan :) Thumb up for their ramen noodle! The thick broth taste just right and not too oily. Recommended to consume this while it is served hot or else you feel it is oily to eat it.

Miso Ramen, RM 24

Shannon on the other hand tried this and Miso Ramen taste is unique as it a slight spicy. The soup is thick and has toppings such as bamboo shoots, wood fungus, spring onions, bean sprouts and 2 their speacility char siu!

I would prefer this over the Mukashi Special Ramen because of my preference for the broth itself, milky with a tinge of spicyness is just right !

Yamagoya Soy Sauced Egg - RM 4

These eggs are marinated & boiled with soy sauce & with few other ingredients for few good hours and I like it because looked hard outside but soft inside. Bosco told us that they used "kampung chicken eggs" (those chicken that are breed loosely without any vitamin injections)

Fried Chicken - RM 11

When they served this I was wondering why are fried chicken are Japanese speacility. It is served with 5 pieces of chickens meat, a slice of lemon, cabbage & mayonise . I was told to squeeze some lemon juice over the crispy fried chicken and eat it without any sauce.

After my first bite I was like wow so tasty, cant wait for my second bite. It is crispy, very juicy, tender and chewy; the lemon juice is just the perfect combination. I asked Bosco how come the fried chicken taste so good, he said there is a secret in preparing fried chicken, they selected only the best Kampung Chicken and only the thigh of the chicken part is being used here because it is chewy. They have marinated it with their secret recipe for many good hours before frying it just before serving it right infront of us.

It is not secret I am not of a chicken meat fans, this might look normal but it tasted exceptionally good and I just can't get enough of it!

Goyza - RM11

The goyza taste is so so and nothing to shout about. I felt he filling is not that much to chew. For the same price, I would rather order another plate of fried chicken!

Apart from these, there some other dishes are offered in their menu. Kindly click & enlarge to read.

Main dish - Ramen

Side Dish

Drink Menu - alcoholic drink are available here as well

Note : Price in menu is subjected to 10% service charge

In my opinion, Yamagoya Ramen is worth trying because they specialised in Ramen and their Homemade Ramen is freshly made everyday to ensure the quality of the Ramen served are of top quality. The price are reasonable considering the big portion & location (i.e Publika - upper end area). I like how it is not those fancy restaurants that focuses on their quality of their food rather their decorations. Do check this out if you you are Ramen lover or pass by the area!

Yamagoya Ramen
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 03- 6206 2220

Operation Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday to Sunday 10am - 11pm

Facebook: Yamagoya Ramen KL

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...