Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Innisfree Skin Care // It's real squeeze mask - Pomegranate o(*^▽^*)o

It has been a while since I last did a facial sheet mask review and if you have joined my little youtube family you would know that I recently did a massive Innisfree beauty haul and I shared my all my purchases with you guys. The products that was my main haul were the It's real squeeze mask sheets as they were having an amazing offer "Buy 10 Get 10 Free!". I went ahead and purchased 20 sheets and got 20 sheets free!

Which brings me to this review on the Pomegranate It's real squeeze mask sheet. Pomegranate is known to be the queen of fruits and has many benefits for the skin. This includes bringing radiance to the skin, preventing damages caused due to radicals, anti-inflammatory, stimulates cellular regeneration, anti-aging and  moisturising. This mask is also infused with Jeju green complex consisting of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves and orchids to keep the skin healthy. 

The mask sheet itself is a triple-layered sheet, staying moist and hydrated for an extended period of time. Also, it easily allows the essence, which carries the nutritions, to penetrate into the skin with high absorption rates. Additionally, it has the perfect snug fit over the skin, making it comfortable to have on while doing other things.

It's real squeeze mask - Pomegranate  Ratings:

My skin feels instantly hydrated and brightened. My fine lines have become much smoother and I my skin does feel firmer and tighter too!  
The aroma is not too strong and creates a really relaxing atmosphere for me to enjoy my facial sheet mask time! 

You can purchase this mask from the Innisfree website at AUD$1.70/each or on Amazon (15 mask sheets) too. However, I got them when on the official website when they were having a special offer "Buy 10 Get 10 Free", it was a huge bargain!! 

I am extremely happy with my first try on the It's real squeeze mask in Pomegranate. I cannot wait to try the others and I would highly recommend this mask to those who want to brighten and firm their skin for the day. 

This morning I have been catching up on old Sailormoon series and I just absolutely love it! But now I really need to get my working mojo on to continue my report! However more innisfree products shall be reviewed again soon! 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Touring the home of the Glowworms // Waitomo Glowworm Cave o(*≧□≦)o

The day of our Waitomo Glow worm cave tour it was also a gloomy sort of day. We were going to be black water rafting in the caves but due to the weather the activity was cancelled so we postponed it for tomorrow and booked another tour instead.  

We did the walk in the Ruakuri Cave ("Rua" means den and "kuri" means dog). It shows the amazing engineering and natural cave structures. There are adifferent limestone formations and crystal tapestries and you can see some glow worms too! 

During the beginning of our tour we had to walk down this spiral pathway and as we walked, our tour guide started whistling and singing and the sounds were amazing! The sounds just echo throughout the room and is so incredible! 

The formations of the limestone were pretty cool, but it is forbidden to touch them as they may snap and break off, plus you will be fined! 

Additionally, water runs through these caves which is why it is damp and will find some water running past or trickling from above. 

Did you know glowworms are carnivorous and will eat their siblings in order to survive! Also the bits that glow are actually their poop! Plus when they become a fly, they only have 24 hours (if I remember correctly) to find a mate and reproduce, as that is their life purpose. 
Hello my loves! I apologize that I didn't get anything up last night as I was having a late dinner at the boyfriends place and was too tired to blog anything. However today I shall get a full on productive day going! I have so much I want to do and also need to do!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Kayaking in the storm // Tongariro National Park -Taranaki Falls Hike (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

The following day was our first gloomy and slightly wet day and I could finally put my poncho, that I had brought along, to good use. Our first activity of the day was kayaking around the Moari Carvings in Taupo! 

We had the morning session with our instructor/guide and another couple from Germany. The water was quite warm and still as we started our journey to the Maori carvings. 

It started to drizzle as we slowly approached the Maori carvings and we took a few photos before we left. My boyfriend decided to jump off a cliff as if didn't look all to high, but he did say when he got up there is was quite a height! 

On the journey back, the struggle was REAL! I mean look at my face!! We were fighting the storm and waves but because our kayaks had a motor we were able to cut through the water swiftly. However our motor would stop working because our kayak would jump over the waves and the propellers weren't in water. It was a tough journey back as I had to fight the pain in my arms and by the end of it they were so wrecked! After we had a quick snack back on land, we were then headed off towards the Whakapapa Visitor Centre so we could go on a hike in Tongariro National Park.

Because of the weather, it was advised to see which are the safer hiking routes to take and we lucky for us, the route we originally wanted to do was still up and running. We did the Tranaki Falls track which is 6.45km loop. 

We began our hike and along the way we saw alpine grassland, beech forests and other amazing landscapes such as nearby mountains and volcanoes! Let my photos do the talking for me!

When we came to this mini water fall many, who had also went on the Taranaki Falls hike that day, thought this was the falls (as did we!) and turned back as it started to drizzle. 

However my partner and I continued through the wind, rain and fog as we thought we were halfway. We realised when we reached higher grounds that we were not half way at all. In the far sight we could see a water fall rushing by! That's when we realised those who saw the mini fall and turned back had actually missed the main attraction of this hike! 

Taranaki Falls plunges about 20 meters from volcanic cliffs into a pleasant pool. We went down to get a closer view of the water fall and also take some awesome shot!
As we continued our journey to complete the hike, the fog got heavier but the view was absolutely amazing! It was just breathless despite that it looked a bit creepy! 

Once we had successfully completed our 2.5 hours of hiking (30mins more than suggested because we took our time taking photos!) we went to the nearby hotel for a hot beverage to warm ourselves up! Then it was back on the road!! There is another hike here in Tongariro National Park that we were really interested in, but it is a 4 day hike, which we were limited on, so the next time I come to New Zealand I will definitely be challenging myself even more to do the 4 day hike! 

Good evening my fellow blog family!! I'm super exhausted as I had work today and also hungry because I haven't had dinner yet! Anyway I will be getting my blog revamped very soon! I've been saying it forever and it's finally going to happen! So probably less pink and bows but will still have some colours otherwise it's way too plain or like any other minimalistic blog styles~ 

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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Choc Pot // Lava fondant cravings! (๑♡⌓♡๑)

Nowadays, whenever I get a huge chocolate crave and I have none sitting at home, I love going to the Choc Pot to get me some of their signature dessert, the choc pot. It is a freshly baked fondant, which requires you to wait patiently for 10 minutes, while it cooks! 

Another reason why I would choose to come to The Choc Pot first is because I live so close to Chatswood (as it is the closest franchise near me!), it literally takes 10-15 minutes for me to get there! 

The first time I ever came here was with my boyfriend and we ordered the S'more Nuts waffle. It was pretty good, so I couldn't wait for my next visit to try their signature dish! You can see my excitement in the photo above, as it was my second time coming here! 

I also ordered a side of strawberries and banana's to go with the fondant, as both those fruits go so well with chocolate! 

The fondant is served warm and  you can really smell the aromas of the cocoa. I love the texture of the lava-like fondant which literally spreads across you palette and envelops your mouth! It has such a beautiful smooth, moist and gooey texture and it's not overly sweet!  

We also ordered their Lord of the Crepes and boy was this good too!! The praline spread with crispy wafers bits inside the crepe gave a nice crunch to it and taste wonderful with their vanilla whipped cream. The strawberries were a taste of refreshness when you needed a break from all those stronger tastes.

Cannot wait to come back again and have their choc pot fondant and their other crepes and waffles!! 

Level 3, The District, Chatswood Interchange, 2067 
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11am - 10pm, Fri & Sat: 11am - 10:30pm
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  The Choc Pot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hello my lovelies! Sorry for the late post today, I've been trying to get my quiz done but my internet connections were having a few hiccups! I also went to the gym after uni today since I haven't been the whole week as I've been trying to start my major report and major essay for two different subjects. I've just been a huge potato! But it felt great to be at the gym today, working up a sweat! Anyway I hope you guy have a wonderful weekend and I will see you guys in my next blog post and next video coming up, I believe tomorrow morning.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Zealand to explore Kerosene Creek & Huka Falls (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

After our white water rafting adventure, we were back on the road heading toward Kerosene Creek. 

The Keroene Creek is geothermal heated stream where you can take a dip and relax. The hot water is from a natural spring under the earth, that bubbles up the cool waters, leaving it pleasantly warm. 

Luscious nature is all around and there is no admission charge either! So make sure you bring your swimmers to enjoy this creek, however you may find some skinny-dippers there too, so just a warning! 
Then we continued our journey down south towards Taupo, stopping at Huka Falls to see the charging waters rush through! The water was so beautiful, it had a ombre effect from frothy white waters to a dark aqua blue! 

We could see the small specks of water particles that were being lifted by then win as it ran down through the fall! After taking a few, photos we headed towards Taupo and checked into our lodge that evening. 

You can watch our enjoyable dip in Kerosene Creek and hear the loud crashes of the waters of Huka Falls below!
Good morning my lovelies! Today I don't think I will get much of my studying done but I will try and squeeze in a mini workout session at home before heading out later this evening for a competition lucky draw thing!

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