Too Cool For School - Egg Mousse Pack

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Too Cool For School - Egg Mousse Pack
Today, I'm going to share a very egg-citing product with you! Wheee!
This is a very wonderful quick fix mask for lazy people, like myself, who also want best of both worlds: Time saved and skin smoothed. :)
Ta-dah! I present to you the Egg Mousse Pack by Too Cool For School!

In fact, when I tell my friends about Too Cool for School, they have no idea it was from South Korea! Well, it is. I love South Korea's cosmetics. It is very good for Asian skin. Seriously.
This product is modeled like a whip cream bottle. hahaha.
Brighten your face with egg type nutrients!
 
Anyway, no more raving about my love for South Korean cosmetics. I'm sure you could tell from my product reviews that I have alot of South Korean products (haha!).
The product contains about 100ml of foam goodness.
How I use it:
1. Dispense a small ball of foam on your palm. Make sure face and hands are dry.
2. Quickly and lightly massage product in for a few seconds.
3. Leave it to sink in for a bit (you'll see product disappearing into skin)
4. Wash face thoroughly with some warm water and pat dry with face towel.
Aaaaand you're done!
The entire process takes less than 3 minutes (Say hello to the new lazy beauty)! When I doze off and forget to do my usual skincare routine, I use this the next morning when I wake up! Of course, you don't have to use this everyday.  Instead of my 20 to 30 minute mask routine, I use this when I'm seriously feeling lazy, and still am able to reap the benefits of clear, bright skin! :)
I'm going to cut to the chase and just share my main likes (plus sign) and dislikes (minus sign) about the product.

Verdict

- It's quick and easy to use.
- Skin feels light and clean (and smooth!) after washing off product.
- Skin looks brighter after use!
- Can be used for a long time.
- Pump is a little hard to control at times. Which makes it a little hard to control the amount dispensed during the first few tries.
In summary, I love this product! Do check out their website for other products. So far, this is one of their star products!
This is a South Korean product! Not sure why they are trying to package it like it was from London or something!
Do check out their Facebook page for more information on Too Cool For School Singapore.
They currently have 3 stores available: Vivocity, Far East Plaza and Westgate.
Rating: 4.8/5

Maison Ikkoku Cafe

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Maison Ikkoku Cafe
Today, I'm going to talk about my trip to Maison Ikkoku Cafe!
Image taken from Google Maps
My friend, Hannah, introduced this cool place to me!

As I went in the evening, I couldn't take a good shot of the exterior, hence I used this image instead, from google maps. :) What can I say about this place - I love its coffee! Honestly, I like coffee which is light and not too acidic.
Well, this place has one of the best coffee I ever tasted, at least for people like me, who just wants a cup of nice, smooth coffee brew without having to feel so sour at the end of the day. This is their menu! Just a one page food menu. But their specialty is coffee! So my aim was not to be so fixated on what they have to offer on food.
Hannah says they serve good sandwiches. But I'm on a diet (ackhem), so this time, I ordered salad instead. (What? Seriously? Salad?)
The salad turned out to be WONDERFUL, okay? We had the Caprese Salad ($16). I loved the mozzarella and everything else about the salad. It was light on the palate and was delicious.

Hannah has a sweet tooth, I realised. Haha. So we ordered a Molten Lava Cake ($7.50) and a Red Velvet Cake ($9). If you only can choose one cake, order the molten lava cake if you're up for a thick, rich taste. It was very nice.
The red velvet cake was nice too, but I would still choose the molten lava over it anyday. I felt the taste texture of the white chocolate flakes on top of the cake could have been further improved, while the cake itself was fluffy and light. The amount of cream was just right too.
I seriously thought that the decorations on the plate were mustard and ketchup, under the cafe's lighting. HAHA. Of course it's not, hello! Its raspberry sauce and something else, I forgot. :P

Hannah had the Signature MI Latte ($6), which turned out to be a very good choice. Halfway through the drink, the foam was still in the cup and did not dissolve. That's some nice barista skill right there.

Here's my Brew V60 Pour Over Coffee ($6)! I ordered it over the counter, where there were 2 flavours (Ethopia Konga and Guatemala San Antonio) for choosing. I went with the popular choice, Ethopia Konga (and now I do understand why it IS the popular choice). It was very smooth - ever have coffee just glide down your throat nicely? This is THE ONE which will totally satisfy your coffee craving. It has a floral aroma and the coffee has a strawberry cocoa finish.

Because I loved this so much, I looked around the shop and saw they had the V60 coffee machine up for sale too - but the total cost (filters, machine, etc) came up to about a few hundred bucks. I rather travel here for a cuppa and to chill out!
It is really nice to go to a place and find something you really like - which in this instance, I did. I really like this coffee and only have good things to say about it. Well, okay, the only bad thing is that the cup is not big enough for me! hahaha. Wish I could have more :P
If you want to know what other drinks they sell, here's the list:
Did I also mention they have a bar on the second floor? Maybe next time I will check that out too!
Directions:
Take train to Bugis MRT Station (Go to Downtown Line), go up exit C. Walk along the road of Rochor road (You will see Bugis Junction right in front of you). But instead of going to Bugis Junction, turn right and go down North Bridge road all the way. When you reach Masjid Sultan Mosque (which will be on your right hand side), turn right and walk further down. It should take you about 10 minutes (max) to get there from Bugis MRT Station.
Here's how I got to the cafe (see red highlighted path).
 Address: 20 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198885
Tel: 62940078
Operating Hours:
The cafe @ Level 1
Mon-Thur: 9am~9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am~11pm
Sun: 9am~7pm

The bar @ level 2
Sunday - Thursday: 4pm ~ 1am
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH: 4pm - 2am
My Ratings (the higher the score, the better it is!)
Food: 4.5 / 5
Ambience: 3.8 / 5
Bang for your buck (Value): 4 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5