Saturday, March 30, 2013

HADATUKO Japan Anti-Aging Series Review

Hadatuko Japan Anti-aging Series, available at SaSa Malaysia

Hadatuko believes that any effective anti-aging product should be formulated forabsorption deep into the epidermis to work from within to give the skin refreshed firmness, brightness and suppleness.

The breakthrough new product line of Hadatuko explores new frontiers of skincare with a brand new anti-aging range with substantial hydration.Every product is blended with five unique Japanese naturally-derived skincare ingredients, helps to delay skin aging and creates healthy skin with youthful glow.

5 Unique Naturally-derived Skincare Ingredients: 
1.  Callicarpa Japonica Fruit Extract
     A particular species native to Japan that prevents skin-damages by deeply  
     moisturizing the skin.  

2. Hydrolyzed Silk
    Water-soluble protein extracted from silk worm cocoons that retains skin moisture.

3. Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract
    Fills skin with moisture and maintains firmness and elasticity.

4. Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract 
    An oriental herb known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, has
     obvious whitening functions to prevent the activation of Tyrosinase and suppress      melanin formation.                                   
5. Mt.Fuji Water
    Pure, fresh soft water with Ph7.5 directly drawn from deep beneath Mt.Fuji. Deeply     
    moisturizing effect with precious minerals that tones the skin.

The Hadatuko Series
1. Cleansing Foam        

Cleansing Foam RM120

A gentle cleanser that includes Glycerin and Vitamin E as moisturizing ingredients in  addition to Hadatuko 5 unique naturally-derived ingredients. When it's mixed with  water it forms creamy, delicate lather that removes dirt and impurities, while comforting and retaining the skin's essential moisture, it also leaving the skin fresh and smooth. It guides to healthier complexion, full of translucency.

Soft, foamy cleanser that smells good and not drying my skin at all..

Directions to use:
Moisten the face, use water to foam the cleanser into a generous lather. Only a little bit of cleanser will do, softly massage onto face and neck. Follow with Enrich Lotion and use it in the morning and evening. 

2. Enrich Lotion

Enrich Lotion RM145

With 5 of Hadatuko unique ingredients, this skin conditioning, anti-aging care    immediately permeate into the skin. Infused with moisture, the skin become full of vibrant glow and suppleness. Gently and effectively prepares the skin to receive the ultimate skincare benefits of the following treatments. 

Directions to use:
After cleansing, soak a cotton pad and gently wipe over the face and neck. Use daily in the morning and evening. It smells so refreshingly good, all at once feeling great in using Hadatuko skincare. I like the packaging, old-fashioned bottle and big enough for long term use.Actually, I like all the packaging from lifting serum to eye cream too.

3. Lifting Essence     

Lifting Essence RM280

Time-resisting and multi-functional treatment, it combats comprehensively all signs of aging like sagging skin, dehydration and uneven skin tone. Results in spectacularly  moisturized and translucent skin.Apart from the 5 original core ingredients, Rosemary Extract and Sophora Root Extract have been infused to provide firmness and extra moisture to the skin. Leaving the skin softer, firmer and brighter with well-defined contours.  

The lovely Lifting Essence that absorbed deeply into my dehydrated skin just like water.

Directions to use:
Apply a suitable amount, as for me I only use a pump or two depending on my skin needs that day. Blend well into skin and smooth over the entire face. For optimum results, follow with Lifting Cream. It's advisable to use it daily morning and evening. 

4. Lifting Cream

Lifting Cream RM260

A luxurious, silky and high performance face cream that contains the unique formula of Rosemary Extract and Sophora Root Extract beside the basic 5 core ingredients, that gives firmness and moisture to the skin. Applied after the Lifting Essence, the cream profoundly combats skin aging in just one minute, the utmost in skin beautification as promised by the Hadatuko brand. 

Directions to use:
Apply a suitable amount, blend well into skin and smooth over the face and neck. For optimum results, apply after using Lifting Essence in the morning and evening. I love to use this in the evening as the lovely smell puts me into a relaxing mood.

5. Lifting Eye Cream  

Lifting Eye Cream RM200

This eye care treatment works comprehensively on eye contours with signs of aging with its 5 core ingredients blended with Rosemary Extract and Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract that gives firmness and tones the skin. Its creamy texture effortlessly melts into the eye contour skin , quickly restoring a more youthful appearance. 

Directions to use:
Apply a small amount onto the fingertips and dab gently around the eye contours. Use it daily in the morning and evening. It does lift up my sagging eye bags...Haha. 

The result of clean, radiant, hydrated and firmer skin in a week's time.

My review:
This picture actually show the result of my skin after using Hadatuko Anti-aging series for about a week only with lifted contour on both of my cheeks. Before in Dec 2012, my face was kinda plumpy with deep wrinkles forming longer and deeper due to aging as I was only using whitening skincare in my primary concern skincare. The result is amazing, unbelievable as it really works for me. Haha...thank God!

Rachel from SaSa first gave me the 'Hadatuko Lifting Cream' for a review last year but I kept it for long as 'sayang' to use. But after trying it out for the 1st time, I fell in love immediately especially the sweet scent that stimulated my smell sense to perfection. I'm into aromatherapy a lot so I'm kinda obsessed with nice scent of the products I used everyday, from top hair to bottom toe.  

So, I quickly send her a message for a full set of Hadatuko products as I like to use a whole range of the same brand for best result. She send me the whole set the week before I set Hadatuko photo shooting at Palace of the Golden Horses. Really grateful to Rachel for the great Hadatuko products, not only I love the Hadatuko Series from Japan so much but I like the price range that's reasonable for daily usage. 

Hadatuko series not only cleanse my skin with nice scent to start with, but it also give me the confidence of believing that only by using this anti-aging series can actually keep my skin healthily glowing, hydrated enough with lifting effect too. It's like fulfilling one of my dreams this year, besides saving my time and money as before I need whitening(day) and anti-aging(night) products to keep my skin healthy. 

To get to know more about Hadatuko series, check it out at SaSa or their Facebook page at

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Zealand - Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a fjord in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi Marien Reserve and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. 

It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey (2008 Traveler's Choice Destinations Awards by TripAdvisor) and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination.

New Zealand is the stunning location where the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Whether you are someone who has simply been awoken to the beauty of New Zealand through the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the Mirror Lakes is one place we can see beautiful scenery from the reflection of the lakes around here. Almost similar like the one in Jiuzhaigou, China, it's very nice with calm environment.

I'm getting all excited bottling up the fresh spring water from this place called Monkeys Creek(reminds me of my allies of Monkeys+Dragons in Chinese Astrology). Haha...I told all of them to stand where I was standing in between the rocks on this river so that we won't pollute the running water in any way.

All of us were having great time here as we bottled up the pure water, we shouted out loud "Cold" as it was freezingly cold like it just came out from the frozen, freezer ice blocks. Haha...we enjoyed hanging out here for a little break. We tried to finish a few bottles of water here and not long after that, we asked for a restroom stop at the National Park of NZ.

Some of them were not feeling well so they stayed inside the comfortable coach due to the long, hard journey. It's really too hectic and not suited for everyone to travel by this way. But I did asked their partners to get some cold water for them so they won't miss out the fresh water from NZ. It's really fresh, pure and tasted good too. 

One of my favourite agenda in Milford Sound was having this buffet lunch during the long cruise ride. Mainly, they served western food like lamb chop, seafood and fried chicken but thank God, they served us rice and spaghetti that I've been looking forward in my NZ daily meal. Tasted good with their local chef from NZ, they're very generous serving us unlimited good food, beverages+desserts with many local fruits served here. 

Haha...obviously everyone know the NZ icon fruit is Kiwi fruit and I was enjoying it to the max. The local people who served us food here were very nice, kept pushing us to eat more as they enjoyed seeing us enjoying and finishing our food. My favourite part in enjoying the NZ trip was the buffet eating part as I got to try their local NZ food and their local taste buds, almost like the Oz cruise I had before when I was in Australia for holiday. 

Milford Sound sometimes called the eighth wonder of the world which is also the wettest place in New Zealand as it's surrounded by water all over the place. Fiordland’s Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice age since many years ago. This place is really green, clean and serene, it synonym and rhymes anyway.  

This is where many scenes from the Lord of the Rings was filmed here including the  scenes at Isengard and Lothlorien. All along the cruise ride to the waterfall, I can see a few seals were sunbathing, jumped into the water(so fun) and swimming around this river that flows through reaching Tasman Sea at the end meet.

It's worth braving a little coldness through this waterfall splashes of Milford Sound natural beauty. It can be appreciated from the air by scenic flight or from the water by boat or sea kayak. From afar, I can feel the excitement of the cooling mist water splashing on my face and I'm standing here at the front cruise for the great view of all for perfect pictures. Well, it's worth my time and effort to reach this far to the end of the South Island for this adventure of a lifetime. 'E noho ra'(kiwi goodbye)!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

~Jalan-jalan cari makan~

My new baby on Eco Setia Park Tour during CNY 2013!

I love to ~'Jalan-jalan cari makan'~ all around Malaysia. I have been doing this for many years since my childhood days together with my parents, uncles and sisters. But now, I usually drive on my own with family, friends or just with my 'suami tersayang'(beloved husband) during our business trip.

Assam Laksa at Gurney Drive, Penang.

We would travel to north Penang for the best Assam Laksa at Ayer Itam or seafood at Bukit Tambun. I also love to travel to south Johor for the famous 'Roti Canai' at 'Jalan Kuda Kepang' or yummy seafood at 'Orang Asli' restaurant next to the beach side(very secretive place where we need to go through a forest, I forgot how to go now).

Pak Tam Mee Rebus at Tapah R & R, sedap dengan supnya sekali. 

And everytime I travel for good food galore, I never failed to share it with everyone. Like they said, see those pictures already enough to make them drool over it.'s always my best escapade to search for the best food in town, it's a must-do list in my travel agenda. Not only it fulfilled my appetite pleasure but it also help to kill the 4 hours travelling time.

Famous Nibong Tebal Crab Porridge from Penang.

At the same time, I always try to promote my beloved country Malaysia to the eyes of the world and welcome everyone to visit my country. I dare to say that Malaysia is the ultimate paradise for good food and it's the best in the world!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

France - Paris

Arrived in Paris after a good night sleep of 14 hours direct flight from KL.Bonjour Paris! 

1st visit to the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris!
The VIP lane that lead my group tour straight up to the Eiffel Tower, no long
queue needed. It's really pity to see them queue up like this due to the old lift.

The panoramic view from Eiffel Tower...

The cruise ride with class, glass-covered cruise boat. 

So many tourists from all around the world including myself from Malaysia. We're punctual and I'm among
the 1st one to choose the middle seat here as to get far away from the sunshine while the Europeans prefer
to sit at the sideways. Others like the Japanese and Chinese also sat here, away from the sun.   
Haha...some prefer to sit here for more beautiful views like this picture, I need to snap this magnificent view
from here. They offered me a seat here outside but I never intend to sit here and thanked them anyway. The
river water may splashed to us once in awhile and all of us here shouted it out loud. Kinda fun here.

Another great view not to be missed here and so I went to the front here for clearer shots. They actually closed
this door to prevent us from going outside for safety purpose. The mobile interpreter can translate many
languages for us to understand the history about France along the cruise ride. I've tried a few of them as
the ride was kinda long and quite boring for many.I saw many of them fell asleep and not interested at all.
I purposely chose a nice Parisian cafe here as I wana enjoy the real French experience in Paris. This cafe was just
situated opposite the famous Lafayette shopping mall and I came here because I can't find a nice cafe inside. It's
really nice from its outside decors to inside, with a spiral-shaped stair leading me up here for my lunch/tea break
time. But the food here sucks than a food court food. Not only they don't serve Spaghetti, the pizza and sandwich
I ordered were terrible taste. The price charged here was real expensive too as it's a waiter service cafe and only
one old-aged waiter who served us was able to speak basic English.  
The one thing I liked about France is the petrol station promotions here. All along the stopovers, not only I
would press their coffee machines for the best coffee in France but I also bought many local food and fresh
juices available here. And every stop, I bought this cold canned-food of spaghetti/pasta with tuna/vegetables
 to fill my hunger pang along the long journey across Europe. One of the tour lady saw me eating that and
seem yummy to her but she's 'bu se de'(not willing) to buy it at EUD 3-4 as it's too expensive for her.But I told
her to enjoy food, don't calculate too much or times here and there as life's too short for all that.

This is the end of Champs Elysees street where I, myself cannot believe that I would walk so far but really
no choice. When we're on tour either to China or Europe, we need to walk and climb up the hills to see
beautiful views along the way. Although it's in Winter, we can still bear this cold with hot sunshine we
brought from Malaysia. The french tour guide thanked us the Malaysians for coming to Paris for holiday
and brought the sunshine here that day as for the past one month, she said the rain and cold were kinda
depressing them from all the wet and hibernation. 

The famous LV Boutique corner with so many people waiting in line. the time
I reached there after 2 hours along the street and across, I was welcomed there without
having to queue up. Inside this big LV showroom, many Chinese from China choosing
their handbags and accessories from top hat to bottom LV shoes. Haha...too crowded
inside and so I left although Rambo kept asking me to choose one bag home. I'm not
very interested as the scarf material and handbag design was almost the same I already
had and too loud inside so I left. But I 'm happy for LV as the business was really good
and booming for them, all because of the Chinese contribution. No wonder they respect
the Chinese so much, helping the LV Boss being the 4th richest man in the world now. 

Coming to Paris, this is one of the cafe you should visit esp.if you love Coffee and Chocolates! 

Very nice decor with grand , glass stairs that lead us to this Chocolate level. I've tried the smoothy chocolates
here and visit their restroom too. I like the overall ambience here, very comforting and welcoming feel. 

Guerlain Paris is one of the most grandest beauty boutique in Paris. Not only it speaks about beauty that's
for sure, but it also featured sophisticated, exclusive and elegant displays of the fragrances in giant sizes
of the brands(can't take photos as many uniform attendants guarding the place) at fragrance section. Then
they have this skincare section where I can try, test skincare and play with their makeups. Really exclusive
place, lucky I came in for the visit as I had a good time trying most of the products here.

Sephora shop with its window decors. Nice but can't compare it with Guerlain as both are targeting different
kinda customers. Sephora have many people trying out products here and there but Guerlain having the
door closed and only open to clients who wana go in with a butler service like LV.  

The Toyota showroom was another showroom you can visit if you're a car lover
like me. Just to update myself on the latest technology and the latest model of cars
everywhere. No regrets for me but Rambo's more lucky as he got to visit all the
Honda latest updates from factory, technology and hands-on from all around the
world including China and America. But he still make full good use of the facility here.
Sometime the wind blew strong here but lucky during my stay here in Paris, no rain and snow fall. Thank God! 

The night view I got to snap along the way to Chinese restaurant in Paris. Not too bad
by the Chinese cooking, had a great last Chinese dinner here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

MODBOX - February 2013

Modbox Feb Beauty Box RM28

Modbox is one of my favourite beauty box in town since they 1st started it. When friends or beauty bloggers asked me about beauty boxes subscription, I fully recommended Modbox being the cheapest price in the market with great products to explore. 

One of my friend Grace also mentioned to me she loved Modbox so much that she don't mind Modbox charging  her credit card payment automatically, every month. And usually the products that they provide in the beauty box like this Hair Perfume Dry Shampoo, I've not seen or heard about it anywhere in Malaysia or overseas. 

So it's kinda new and surprising for me to experiment(guinea pig) it. Haha...But thank God the product never failed to give me the result I always long for with reasonable price to buy after finish trying it. To get to know more about Modbox, check it out at

My 37th Birthday Thoughts

Tang Yuan in chinese cultural significance existed since long time ago for many Chinese families in mainland China and overseas, usually eaten together with family. The round shape of the balls and the bowls where they are served, come to symbolise the family togetherness. My favourite is the one filled with peanuts filling in hot ginger tea. 

At twelve midnight, Rambo ushered me to this sweet preparation and I was so touched by his effort surprising me with Tang Yuan, cheese cake and beer. Haha, I'm really glad that he knows how to please me with this simple treats+an angpow this time as I usually banned all his 'Hou Yi'(good intention) buying me expensive presents. Just like last year 2012, he proposed a 40K diamond for me but I rejected it. 

Of course I'm happy if he buys me presents but nowadays, my desire for materials was kinda slow. Like my mom said, I have almost everything I don't need anything, anymore. And it's also through Buddhism cultivation, I've learned that life is so much happier when we lead a simple life. 

Obviously, we still need goals and hopes to live a better life but we can still lead a healthy, happy life with just simple things in life. For instance, meeting Valerie for lunch that day really brighten up my birthday at Dome, Gardens as the simple little pleasure meeting up seems to click so well really matters to me.  

"Tq for all the great birthday wishes, pictures and song to keep my 37th birthday more fulfilling. I'm very grateful and thankful to my beloved Guan Yin at home, early am I already thanked her for blessing me with good health.'Sik Dak(can eat), Jau Dak(can run), Fen Dak'(can sleep) already 'Je Tin Je Dei'(thank God thank earth), life is really that simple. Health will eventually brings all the wealth along with happiness." 

My FB status has clearly stated my utmost gratefulness to Guan Yin for blessing me good health, no pain but gain. Not forgetting to thank 'Amituofo' also for protecting me and giving me the happiness from within. I am satisfied with my life, every hour of living my days with my loved ones.

A few of my friends asked me how I'm gonna celebrate my birthday, I told them I'm gonna spend one night at Palace of the Golden Horses. Rambo took a day leave every year on my birthday so he can celebrate it with me from am-pm. Usually, he'll bring me dining and wining after my shopping spree for birthday present I chose for myself. 

This year we had Thai dinner at Rama V, Jalan U-thant. I've tried twice the food here, really 'Bo Ho Jiak' for me. Maybe I'm too fussy in food but with the price tag and limited choices here, it's really not my choice of Thai restaurant anymore. The ambience here was romantic with classy environment but in terms of food tastiness, really out for me. 

The yummylicious Tiramisu cake was freshly baked by Westin Hotel cost RM98++. My Uncle Lim loved it so much as it's still cold and fresh. They even asked me what type of cake was that. I'm glad they enjoyed the cake as my main purpose was to let them enjoy the hotel cake on my birthday. Seeing them happy, I'm more happier indeed. 

Happiness in Jacinta's diary means 'Yao Fook Tung Heong, Yao Nan Tung Dong'. The Chinese meaning that is so powerful and meaningful, only the Chinese would understand the Chinese proverbs that existed thousand years ago. In fact, the Chinese language, wordings, idioms and proverbs are so meaningful, it's good to learn it among us all. My family love dining Chinese food at Chinese Restaurant but for me, I only 'Chan Yit Lau'(tumpang heboh).

Lynette saw me coming last saturday she called, "Dai Yiyi, Happy Birthday. Amituofo!" I was so melt by her and replied, "Amituofo, Tq. So clever girl." She smiled and told me that they would celebrate my birthday later. Haha...I only managed to smile and felt very happy that this 6 years old girl really know how to 'Mai Ngo Sem'(melt my heart). 

She even helped to put candles on the cake and asked me if I prefer to put all the candles or just one candle would do? I told her I don't mind, she can put all the candles if she wants. Not only that, she even presented me the birthday presents her mom(my sis Defney) bought for me. She told me all this were specially bought for me from Japan. Haha...she's such a cute little angel that know how to please me.  

Nowadays, I need to be punctual for our dinner every Saturday as little Lynette would asked me, "Why so late today Dai Yiyi?" during one Saturday I attended the Bella Award show to support Datuk Ruby Khong, hugging her night blanket she waited for me at the front gate. And after talking with  me for 10 minutes, she fell asleep already. Even LeAnne one day told me, "This is the 1st time you come to Kids Agency to fetch us", as she wanted me to come more often.

Being a nanny to 3 of them that day was easy because they're very 'Guai'(obedient). I told them to cross the road together, all of them must hold my hands or waist and they did. And we had great time together chatting about school, music and laughing out loud. It's really the happiest moment of my life having to spend my time with them as we're the 4 happy BFF now. We can talk about anything, happy for each other beside supporting each other and we uplift each other in positive manners. They're the love of my life now!