Sleeping Pack Reviews (Velyvely, Dr Jart, Hanyul)

Back in Oct 2018 , i actually did a LIVE instagram video on the products i bought. Quite a shortone..about 10 mins i think. I find updating reviews on my instastory faster and convenient..so i probably reviewed on these 3 sleeping packs 1-2 months ago….

But here it is in black and white !

Here’s the sleeping packs i bought in Oct from Korea

Left to right : Dr Jart Firming Sleeping Pack , Vely Vely Sweet Rice Cake Sleeping Cream , Hanyul Yuja Sleeping Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Jart Dermask Intrajet Firming Sleeping Pack 

To be honest , i don’t really have much review on this though. I alternate my sleeping pack among these 3 but this is the last one i reach out for. I do not see much firming or vibrancy effect from this. But what i like is that it is moisturising.

I use sleeping pack daily. I have been putting sleeping pack to sleep DAILY since 2012. If i don’t put , i will feel very awkward and like missing something.

So these 3 are within my reach just right beside my bed at eye level when i lie down lol. So all i have to do is to stretch out my hand and take it.

I bought it during 50% event at Olive Young for KRW 16,000 .

 

Vely Vely Sweet Rice Cake Sleeping Cream

 

Ehh this smells damn good. Like kuey..sweet rice cake smell. Makes me hungry the first night i used it. Suddenly i have cravings for rice cake and asked my neighbour who is in Jakarta if she can help to dabao back from a Korean mart there. It is hard to find nice and auethentic homemade Korean rice cake in SG. The only one i know already closed down in Novena Square 2.

It is very moisturising and non sticky. It also keeps my face moisturised throughout the night ( i sleep in air conditioned room everyday ). This one is quite pricey. About KRW 32,000. It does not leave a greasy or oily layer after that.

This is one sleeping cream you definitely need to try !
You can only buy from Vely Vely stores or from airport duty free in Incheon. Gimhae airport don’t carry velyvely so you need to buy from the lotte duty free app and collect at the airport after that.

 

Hanyul Yuja Sleeping Pack

I bought this on the first day of launch ! The last box available and i got at member price because i am an aritaum member. You can buy Hanyul from Aritaum stores.

Wah this one also smells like Yuja. Just like the bottled Yuja mixture i have in the fridge. Very citrusy and refreshing scent. Hubs asked how come the sleeping pack i buy these days smell like food lol . Cos at night he can smell Yuja or rice cake. So it either made him hungry or thirsty lor.

Oh this one close fight with the rice cake mask. This gives a brightening effect. It is gel texture so easily absorbed without leaving a greasy film on your skin.It is also moisturising. This one very expensive. I think more ex than Velyvely rice cake mask. I forgot how much is this but i bought for KRW 30,000 after discount.

 

If you want to look for something light and easily absorbed , Hanyul Yuja Sleeping Mask will be better for you . If you prefer something heavy and more creamy , Velyvely Sweet Rice Cake will good for you !

VelyVely Make Up Review

Hehe im black with reviews ! I stopped my Busan blogging at Day 6 i think ! OMG I got alot to update but too much ! Too busy in October and November and then Dec which is Xmas. I will just skip to the make up and skincare reviews on the products i got 2 months ago and i have been using them for 2-3 months already. So it is a good time for honest reviews !

Good thing about having a sis-in-law who is a year younger than you is that we have many things in common and talk about. Both of us like to look at clothes , make ups and skincare. So 3 years ago , she recommended this brand called IMVELY to me.

Imvely is like Stylenanda. I think everyone should know 3CE and Stylenanda lah. 3CE is the cosmetic arm of Stylenanda.

Well for Imvely , Velyvely is the cosmetic arm of Imvely.
Imvely sells clothes and Velyvely sells cosmetics.

You can find their boutiques in major malls like Lotte or Shinsaegae in Seoul , Busan and other cities ! Airport dutyfree also sell their skincare and make up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presents from SIL (Velyvely eyeshadow palette and sun cushion)

I have not used the sun cushion yet so i cannot review.

 

The colours are soo prettyyy.

Definitely my style ! sis-in-law’s style and my style are the same so i guess she chose the right colour for me !

 

I love this colour combi. Works very well on my eyelids and brightens my skin and look.

It looks orangey but when you apply , it is actually very subtle.
They have many types of palettes (smoky eyes etc). But this one is definitely my style !

I don’t know how much it costs but don’t think it can be found in Olive Young. Only cushions and basic lip sticks range can be found in Olive young but the full range can only be bought from their stores.

Now the star product is their BB Cushion.

The popular one is AURA GLOW CUSHION which i find it toooo dewy and gives a too “wet and sweaty” look. The Honey Cushion is semi dewy and works well for me.

The black one is Perfect Cover Cushion which is more matt.

 

The Perfect Cover Cushion in N21.

This cushion is more matt and coverage is not very thick though it is called Perfect Cover. So don’t expect it to cover your blemishes. But one thing for sure is , it is longlasting. I went out today in sweat and rain but i did not need to touch up.
Whereas for the Honey Glow (Yellow) , i have to touch up once or twice a day.

It kinda reminds me of Hera Black Cushion. I used the black cushion before and if you were to ask me hor…i prefer this than the Hera one. This is more moisturising. Hera one is abit drying on me.

 

 

It comes in a box with the main product + refill pack !

Oh yes Imvely and Velyvely ships internationally tooo ! So you can buy from their website at imvely.com and choose the english option.

 

Next is the Honey Glow Cushion.

 

Like the name , it is moisturising and gives a semi-dewy look. Not the very shiny kind of dewy but subtle one. Moisturising factor definitely high but not very lasting as compared to Perfect cover. Oh yes one thing i like about this latest product is the shape of the cushion which has an angled end. It makes blending around the nose eye area easier and nose edges. The air cushion pad material is slightly different too. It is abit plastic leatherish. Which means that your cushion pad will not look very dirty with foundation or other make up stains. I can clean and wipe it with a tissue.

 

See below and you can see the air cushion pad comparison.

Perfect Cover Cushion (Black) has round cushion and the usual cover material whereas the yellow Honey Glow Cushion has an angled cushion pad and looks more leatherish.

 

If you ask me which one is better ?
It depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin , the black Perfect Cover will suit you. If you have dry or normal skin , Honey Glow cushion in yellow will be better.

You can buy them from Velyvely/Imvely stores and Olive Young !

Hello 2019!

Wah just login here and realized that it has been 2 months since my last updates.

Nov and Dec were busy months. Clearing up all outstanding work before end of year and also i had my IUI done in November.

And also i find myself coming back to social media (dayre and wordpress) to express my thoughts these days. Esp when im travelling from one point to another for client appointment.

I always say that i have to share but i really do. Just that i prefer to have 1 full quiet day to sit down, have a coffee and cake to pen down my thoughts properly. But i am not able to find such times last year often except the 2 weeks after my Korea trip lol. Well tomorrow afternoon i have a 5hr break inbetween.Time to find a good place in town to chill and pen my thoughts.

Also , many asked me to share on my iui procedure. Yes .. i have drafted but there are some really personal thoughts which i am hesitating if i should share out openly. And also i really want to thank many of you who shared their iui journey with me too. It makes me feel more assured and also know what to expect and what not to.

Now..just waiting to go for my next iui which will be SO-IUI. Waiting for period to come and start this whole tiring cycle again but i think this upcoming one will be more challenging.

AHC Ultimate Real Eye Cream for Face

I realized i have not reviewed this yet! I have been using it for a year already! I thought i did reviewed after i posted on my instastory. Received many Dms asking for eye cream recommendations and they say cannot find this eye cream post!

This is my 5th tube since last year. Lol

My MIL bought me 2 tubes last year but it was not this edition. It was the one in black. I do not have the pic on my phone. I probably deleted it off. It was the one below :

I like the texture. Very light and smells good. It smells abit like Lancome Miracle perfume leh. Who thinks so too ? (Those who used this before). And it also moisturisers my eye area well without feeling oily.

So my Korean housemate got me a box of 4 from another edition from Korea when her grandma sent a parcel to her.

I realized this AHC eye cream has alot of editions. There are different colour tubes and texture differs abit. There are black, gold, bronze and white tubes.

I really like this eye cream! This is my 5th tube already in a year. Now i only use this eye cream…unless i found another good one maybe i will consider a change.

AHC is a Korean aesthetic cosmetic brand. I got my first AHC product back in 2014 or 2015. The first product was their modeling mask pack !

My MIL uses AHC too for all her skincare and make up. I blogged abt it before. There are some spas and clinics in Sg using their toners and serums for facial. It is an aesthetic brand so quality quite good! Haha the model Oh Yeon Seo also very chioooo!

If you are looking for eye creams, i will recommend this AHC one!

I will apply it after shower and toner. So i left a tube in the toilet. And also before i sleep.

When your eye area is hydrated, it makes applying concealers and make ups much easier. You dont see fine lines and cakey lines.

Hydrating is key for young looking eyes. I very scared will have fine lines since im approaching my mid 30s. Like the fear is there lol. Now im starting to take care of my neck area so i wont look have a pelican neck when i grow old !!!

**Becareful of fakes esp if they sell too cheap.

Reviews – Mediheal , Briskin , Neogen

My masks review from Olive Young !

Im back for a month already and started using my new skincare products since i was back.

Starting from the easy one first…because i have issues loading pics of other products on my wordpress through the app. All the pictures are on my phone. I have to add the pics through the app and save and draft before i can blog on computer. Blogging through the app is very mafan.

I bought 5 types of masks these time but all from 2 brands.

Mediheal and Briskin.
I got some of Pearl Light one from Mediheal site because i don’t see it in Olive Young.

Basically i have used the Collagen and Charcoal masks before and i really like it esp the Charcoal one because i find my skin brightens up and moisturised after using it. Very happy cos i got them at good deal during Korea Sale Fiesta for KRW 1,000 each for the collagen and charcoal ones.

Got 1 box each for these 3 – Collagen , Charcoal and Pearl Light

This is the first time i use Pearl Light one and i like it too !
Find my skin more radiant after using it. It is for radiance and firming.

But i find them too perfumed. Will be better if it is not too scented lah. But so long got effect, make my skin swee swee i LIKE !

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Next is Briskin ! I got the one in Raspberry pink and Light pink package. Saw celebs using it so i also follow buy lor ! But before i did, i try 2 pieces and i like it alot. Very moisturising and i like how it sticks to my skin so nicely (That’s why it is called 2nd skin). It is very very fragile and thin like membrance so it won’t form “bubbles” when you put on your face.

Raspberry one is for RADIANCE.

http://www.oliveyoung.co.kr/store/search/getSearchMain.do?query=%EB%B8%8C%EB%A6%AC%EC%8A%A4%ED%82%A8

Light Pink one is for HYDRATION.

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Wearing it can be very mafan if you are new to such masks and you can tear it too if you don’t know how to use but there are tricks to use.

The mask is in between 2 gauzes. So you need to peel one gauze first and place on your face..position well and then you peel the 2nd outer gauze. Now adjusting the mask is very mafan because if you are not careful and pull too hard , it will tear. So the trick is to use your finger tips to “PUSH” the mask up , down , left or right. Do NOT Pull !

 

Briskin is pricey but i like it ! I got it on sale so quite okay.
I also got peel pads from NEOGEN. Very heng…i saw them selling KRW 14,000 during sales and i immediately get liao. Because they are KRW 22,000 before discount.

I use 2 pads twice a week. Because they are quite mild , i exfoliate twice a week. Those abit stronger exfoliator i will use once a week. My favourite is the WINE one (purple).

I alternate between the Wine and Green Tea one each time.

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It comes in glove like pads where you can put 3 fingers in and use it to exfoliate your face in circular motions. After using it for a month , i find my skin more smooth after using them and also more clear. Can notice the difference especially after exfoliating and cleansing. Make up application is also more smooth.

http://www.oliveyoung.co.kr/store/goods/getGoodsDetail.do?goodsNo=A000000104387&dispCatNo=1000001000100060001

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Range of peeling pads or gels available in Olive Young :

http://www.oliveyoung.co.kr/store/search/getSearchMain.do?query=%ED%95%84%EB%A7%81

I wanted to get the Nightingale one but after much thoughts , i decided to go for NEOGEN.

If you were to ask me ,

Busan Day 6 – Self Time

Some time to myself…

Every trip to Korea, i will go out for day by myself…alone..doing my own shopping, coffee and cakes, nuaing at cafe (watching dramas) or working in cafes..

So i recreated this Konglish word (English+Korean) called “Self-Time”. Now my MIL and hubs know what i meant if i mentioned “self time”. We only go back for 2 weeks once or twice a year. So every trip is a busy trip. From settling hub’s insurances premiums, banking stuff ( i don’t understand why every year he has to go to the bank to settle his bank card…now i know why liao..he never KEEP his card properly EVERYTIME he go back..either lost or what lah..even his ID also..so EVERY YEAR we have to remake it ) -_-

Everyday i will wake up at 8am , have breakfast…then MIL will cook lunch and we had lunch again lol 2 hours after our breakfast. Then we will run our errands together till night. Because hubs will meet his friends at night and i will go along also. So i don’t really have time on my own.

So my self time is always at Seomyeon. Somewhere im familiar with and near home.

Hubs will also meet me there afterwards for dinner.

Busan main shopping area is at Seomyeon and Nampodong. I prefer Seomyeon because it is more cozy and easy to go from one shop to another. Nampodong shops are all flagships size..so if i miss one thing and want to go back , i have to go back a long way.

My first stop is at Lotte Department store in Seomyeon main branch.

At there , i will have my favourite MOON TOAST !

So yummmss! I must have it every time im there. Have my toast, a sip of coffee and watch the crowd.

At Level 7 , there are my favourite accessories and clothings store.

Acc:scent is one of my favourite accessories shop for earrings. Because they are so pretty and cheap ! $7 per pair and so chioooo ! Acc:scent can be found in most Lotte Dept Store or their standalone boutique.

Then i still go to Vely Vely to look at the their cosmetics. Their clothing selections at Lotte Dept Seomyeon is very small. So i will go to the Lotte Town Outlet or GwangBok Lotte Dept Store (Nampodong) or Shinsaegae Centum City (near Haeundae) to look at their clothings selection because they are very very big.

Imvely is one of my favourite Korean brands. They ship overseas too but i find their clothings too exp. And the price def if USD and KRW is so diff. So it is much more worth it and cheaper through the Korean site and deliver to Korea.

I love their clothes..it is very much of my style !! The colours especially ! I follow them on instagram too.

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Below pic was taken at the branch at Lotte Dept Store at Lotte Premium Outlets (Dong Busan). Got a pink long sleeve from there ! Will review on Vely Vely costmetics soon !

Imvely is the brand for clothing and Vely Vely is their cosmetic brand name.

7th floor is my favourite because there are alot of my favourite Korean online shop brands’ brick and mortar stores . My favourites are TWEE , ROMI STORY , NANING9 , IMVELY. They are the more popular ones. But if you want to go to the bigger stores , it will be at GwangBok Lotte Dept Store (Nampodong) or Shinsaegae Centum City (near Haeundae). Nampodong is a must go place in Busan because Jagalchi Fish Market , Gamcheon Cultural Village , Bookstore alley and Bupyeong Market/Kkang Tong Market are just parallel to each other. So alighting at Nampo station , Jagalchi station , Gwangbok station makes no difference because these tourist attractions places are just parallel to each other. Just like our Orchard to Somerset and Dhoby gaut. If you want to start from the head to the tail , i will suggest to alight at Gwangbok Station. You can shop at the Lotte first , then continue down the Nampodong street to shop for your sports wear , cosmetics at Etude, Innisfree etc , Olive Young , Lalavla, Lohbs , Arituam and other flagship stores.

Another of my favourite brand is Sappun !
I LOVE THEIR HEELS !

Super comfy and lasting okay…i wore it for a year plus already and still solid and never spoil. So COMFY ! Their shop is really crazy..alot of pple and sometimes have to queue to get in. GO early in the morning and be the first few to be there. Else by evening , most sizes are gone. Common sizes like 240,245,250 very fast out of stock !

You can buy from gmarket. They do ship to SG.

After my shopping at the 7th floor , i will go to 6th floor…my usual floral cafe to have a cup of coffee and tea while i watch my shows before continuing my shopping further down at the Seomyeon Underground Shopping Mall.
Will blog about the underground shopping mall separately.

I actually did a Instagram LIVE video when i was there. But i realized i cannot add into archive or highlights of instagram leh. Why ah !

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Start of Seomyeon underground shopping mall. Very long stretch starts from Lotte Dept Store exit. Come out from the mrt gantry you can already see liao.

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Street Level Shopping !
Definitely must go to Olive Young to get my mask, skin care and cosmetics !

Korean cosmetics are good and works for me. Plus they are cheap! I usually stock up for a year since i go back once a year. And 1 yr stock up cost me about $600 to $800 max including masks and sleeping packs depending on the brands i buy. I changed SGD $1000 each trip and all go to skincare, make up and toiletries like toothpastes and pans for cooking.

 

Besides Olive Young, http://www.oliveyoung.co.kr/store/main/main.do , you can also go to Lalavla and LOHBS. LOHBS is under Lotte brand. Lalavla is quite new. But i don’t really go there though. At most i go to LOHBS but i go to Olive Young more because of the wide selections and im a member so can get discounts and rebates.

I feel that OLIVE YOUNG updates and carries the MOST IN and NEWEST items. I follow the on instag. So whenever there are new brands, new make up/skincare/masks in the market , i will be updated also. Or if there are any upcoming sales.


After my “SELF TIME” ended at 7pm, i met hubs and his friends for dinner at Haeundae. Some local place and setting is much more ermm “local” lah.

Really whack all my BBQ here ! So shiok !

Busan Day 4

Day 5 & 6 in Busan! Almost a week gone so fast.

On Day 5, went to Hanssem with Mil and hubs to choose sofa for Mil’s new house. The new apartment will be near Sajik Baseball stadium and it is at Dongnae-gu

Before going to Hanssem in Haeundae to choose furnitures , we went to have Mil-myeon. It is Busan’s signature dish. It is made up of “mee sua” kind of noodles served on cold noodles style with spicy sauce. You need to add abit of vinegar and mustard and the cold soup base will taste very good.

Different cities and provinces in Korea have their unique and representative dishes. Like in Jeonji, it is their bibimbap. So in Busan, one of those are Mil-myeon (a kind of noodles) , Dwejigukbap (Pork stew rice), Or-mul (fish cakes).

The queue at original and most famous shop was 2hrs long which we decide to go other day.

So we went to another popular Mil-myeon restaurant frequented by father-in-law when he was still alive 16yrs ago. Very hard to find seats also.

Noodles were all handmade on the spot after you ordered (below).

This is soooooo yummy! 1 bowl is not enough and i was craving for moreeeee.

After lunch, we went to Hanssem in Haeundae. Hanssem is like their version of Ikea but better grade of furnitures.

After viewing and choosing furnitures, MIL dropped us off at Seomyeon while she went to have dinner with friends.

Seomyeon is my favourite place in Busan. If you have watched my LIVE videos on instagram, you probably went for an instagram tour of Seomyeon.

You can have food and shopping all together. It is the central of Busan. For friends who are looking for accoms in Busan, i always recommend hotels in Seomyeon because go anywhere is convenient and you can eat 24/7 and shop also. Shops like Olive young , Innisfree etc close at 11pm or 12midnight.

Olive Young is my favourite place to buy all my skincare..

Of cos now there are new ones like Lalavla and Lohbs but Olive Young is my favourite. Will blog on these places later when i review my beauty buys.

Happening streets of Seomyeon.

All thanks to Hwasa from ” I live Alone” variety show, i was soo addicted to eating intestines. She eat until so shiok lor !

See this youtube you know liao.

It makes me crave for intestines bbq. Of cos much better than the one i had at Running Man restaurant in Tg Pagar. With just sgd 35 (₩32,000) , i can have bbq intestines + fried rice + beer + free flow side dishes. But i need spend 4 times the amount in bbq restaurants in SG. So i was binging in it in Korea until indigestion lol.

We went to hub’s friend – Ji-woo oppa’s restaurant in Seomyeon ( 남자곱창 – Namja Gobchang restaurant ). 2nd floor serves pig intestines whereas the 1st floor serves cow intestines. His biz must be doing well. He even opened a Po-cha (Korean traditional bar where you have stews and alcohol) and other f&b biz.

Beer with Hubs in Korea. What a mood to drink beer.

I don’t drink because i dont really like and i cannot drink. But eating those oily intestine bbqs made me want to have a cold beer to 去油!

So shiok right..肥死!

After the meal, i went to Olive Young to get my skincare and also did a Live video on instastory and went to Seomyeon underground shopping. The stretch is very long and brings you on end of Seomyeon to the other and alot of fashion shops, skincare, sports shoes shops etc and also bring you to Lotte Department Store !

Alot of Olive Young in Seomyeon. Every few mins of walking you will see one. So dont worry. Better to do shopping in Seomyeon. Will explain in other posts why. And bring out your passport too! You can get immediate tax refunds.