Beauty Keeper - CONTIN & Mdmmd from Taiwan

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I had no idea I would be expecting when I agreed to receive a box from Beauty Keeper. To be honest, I've never even heard of this company but then again, I am hardly ever up to date with current beauty and/or fashion products so what do I know?

Beauty Keeper is company to bring innovative, novel an award winning Taiwanese beauty products to you. so if you a fan or interested in using Taiwanese products, Beauty Keeper is the place to go.



The first bottle that caught my eyes was the CONTIN plant extract shampoo.



What caught my attention even more was that it uses GARLIC enzyme as one of it's main ingredients. I know right? Apparently, the founders noticed that the grandmas who worked in the garlic factory hands were really soft, thus began to discover garlic's energy based on their chemical background and inherited enzyme brewing method.

This shampoo not only cleans and makes your hair silky smooth but also helps fix oily scalp, dandruff, inflammation, hair damage and hair loss.

But the main question is, does it smell like garlic??

NOPE. It does not have a flowery scent either but more of a slightly tonic scent. The shampoo lathers well and cleans my hair. As for whether it helps treat oily scalp and such, I can't speak for it since I don't have such problems. But if you do, you may give it a try.

The next 2 bottles came from Mdmmd which is apparently, an award winning online cosmetics brand. I got my hands on their Upra Age-Delay Revive Toner and Water Drop Cream.

Enriched in high concentration of compound natural ferment extract, Mdmmd Upra Age-Delay Revive Toner prevents and slows down skin aging. It also improves appearance of dryness of the skin, helps skin cell metabolism, whitens skin while providing abundant nutrition and giving a ultimate repair.



The toner is actually odorless and the consistency is not watery like any other toners. It's slightly thicker in consistency but definitely not sticky at all. After gently massaging on skin, the products seems to seep into the skin and that was that. My skin felt almost immediately soft and moisturised.

Now, if you are the kind who dislikes having too many bottles for 1 every type of product, you may like Mdmmd's Water-drop Cream because it is a 3-in-1 skin care product combining toner, serum and lotion.



With the innovated Hydrogel transfer technology, Mdmmd locks the multi-bio sin care elements and plant essence extract in the cream. Combining toner, serum and lotion, the Water-drop cream hydrates and moisturises the skin and repairs dry skin, tightens skin, improves appearance of fine lines, repairs  and keeps skin healthy.

I love the smell of the cream as it as a sweet flowery scent and a little of it goes a long way which is always a plus. After a few seconds, the cream leaves no residue at all except a soft, supple and moisturised skin. This means, it is perfect to use before wearing make up (or not) and going out. I got to admit, this is my favourite product out of the 3 I received.

It's no surprise since it is one of their exclusive products among others.

To find out more info on the products above and much, much more, check out Beauty Keepers's website at http://www.beauty-keeper.com/

You can directly buy award winning products from Taiwan only from their website and don't forget to peek in their instagram page @BeautyKeeperTW


   

A.C.O.D - Adult Children Of Divorce

Real Talk

No matter at what age you are, 3, 10, 16, 21 or even 32 years old, when your parents divorce,
IT SUCKS.

Even if you understand why especially as an adult because you can relate and literally witnessed your parent's relationship first hand. It sucks because every child always have that dream of having a happy family, that happily ever after. A dream obviously the parents wished too, once a upon a time.



As an adult, you know the dreaded 'D' was inevitable, it's just that all of us like to deny it's existence.
In such situations, ignorance was truly bliss.

Situations would turn so bitter but after a while, it would go back to 'normal' and it would go bad again. It is because of that, all of us, the children and sometimes parents think whenever feces hit the fan, we would tell ourselves, it will be fine eventually.

Imagine that cycle for 43 years of marriage hood.

The adult child can be grateful for parents withholding the lawful separation because the parent wanted to make sure all children are grown up and married off. But it still hurts. Usually, divorces involve younger children and majority think it's easier to handle for an adult child.

Not necessarily.

Growing up in an unhealthy relationship, watching your parents fight or see them ignore each other like the plaque every single day does take a toll on us whether we like it or not. Even more so when you live under one roof and everyday, you can feel the tension that can be cut with a knife.

In some instances, a divorce that ends amicably has no problems at all but we all know those chances are slim especially when infidelity and money is involved.

When it comes to divorce, money is ALWAYS involved.

Obviously, I'm not going to indulge into personal information but the reason I am writing on such topics is because the same reason I share most things here. I know there are people out there that are experiencing similar situations too. I know this because I would get random personal messages or emails sharing their own experiences. They felt that they can relate and glad that they are not alone.

There's someone who can lend a ear and then there's someone who has been there too.

There are many scenarios in every relationship and divorce. I won't go through them all but I suppose what always boils down is...

What's next?

Who goes where? Who does what? What can we do to salvage our relationship as a family?
It's not always easy and clear as day.

The day was inevitable for the family and even so, we were never ready for it. Just because we seemingly accepting of the situation (no point being upset or angry) that does not mean it's okay. Sometimes parents think this acceptance as a green light too and they want to share their other not-so-secret life.

Dear all A.C.O.D, I can't really say that it will get better because as of around 2017, if everything goes smoothly, my siblings and I are one of you. I can predict tough roads ahead with frustrating decisions but as the dust settles, as we get the 'hang' of it, just like any other obstacles in life.

It will be okay.

We will be okay.



   

Makketh Bi-fold Slim Wallet & Card Holder

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 Jhon had always complained about his bulky wallet and along with the majority of the men, he does not carry a bag all the time so the wallet is always in his back pocket. On top of his desk related back and shoulder aches, not having him seating properly does have an effect on him. You see, his hips would not be leveled to make up the bulky pocket on only one side of his butt cheek.

That's when I came across Makketh's Bi-fold Slim Wallet on FB. Granted, such wallets were not a new concepts but I just happened to see it on my FB wall and ta'da, it was Makketh's launch sales. With Jhon's birthday (at that time) around the corner, I bought it and gave him as an advanced gift.

It's been 5 months since he owned the wallet and he absolutely loved it. It was also funny that for the first week or so, he kept saying how he always thought he forgot or lost his wallet because he barely feels it's presence his pocket. I guess it's a good and bad thing right? haha

Fast forward to present, when Makketh found out I was one of their buyers, they decided to send another bi-fold slim wallet and additional card holder so I can properly share and review for all of you.

They both come in a clean and simple packaging with a cloth bag. It looked presentable enough to just put a bow and ready to give as a gift.







First thing about Makketh's wallets are that it is slim and minimalism in design. Despite it's slimness, you still can insert 14 cards and 10 bills inside and yet maintains it's 15 mm thickness. It has a pulled tab feature which made it easier to access to the cards. It's leather is naturally tanned which results to thicker and durable leather that do not emits chemical smells. The process is also more environmentally friendly and healthier for people too!

With all payments and information easily scanned for our convenience, it also has it's downfall. With RFID blocking protection, it prevents thieves from obtaining your personal and financial account information through scanning. This means it's perfect for travelling too!

As mentioned earlier, Jhon truly loved the wallet. It's compact but still able to hold all his cards. It's thin, light weight and since it's real leather, the wear and tear gives it character. The wallet holds money well although it does need getting used to. The fact that it's 'exposed' and does not give the impression of security as the notes can easily move can be unnerving but so far, no notes actually had fallen.



Makketh Card Holder





Similar to the bi-fold wallet, Makketh's card holder is slim and simple. It has 4 compartments that can hold up to 10 cards and even some notes. It also has a pull tab function and has a RFID blocking protection. The leather however, is oil-tanned which made it water resistant but it has an accent ballistic black nylon with cotton blue stripped lining for an additional touch.

Jhon's card current card holder only holds 2 card, his EZ-link card and work ID so the card holder caters more than enough for him. In fact, he can even put some emergency money in there. For those who are wondering if the RFID blocks the cards from being tapped or scanned.


It's yes and no.

If the cards are inside where the blue-stripped lining is, yes. He can't tap his EZ-link card at all even after several tries BUT if he placed them in the side compartments, it's a no. He could tap while boarding and alighting the bus with no problem. As for his work ID, he can tap it at work in the inner slot with ease.

Crafted with premium leather, both wallet and card holder has quality assurance and backed up by a 6-month warranty. Not only that, Makketh provides free worldwide shipping!

The bi-fold slim wallet comes in 3 colors of black, light brown and dark brown while the card holders comes in red brown and tan. They are sold at S$79.00 and S$69.00 respectively and they do have sales once in a while.



For more details and how to purchase, head on to their website and/or keep a look out for giveaways and sales at their Facebook and Instagram.

Click http://bit.ly/2jPYyOS to get your hands on Makketh's wallets now. No regrets.

Thanks Makketh for sending their products. Jhon now has a matching set of wallet and card holder. As for the extra wallet, he loves it too much to gift it away. I've got no comment for that. haha