Dining at Sarnies with The Entertainer App

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Located in the Central Business District, one can find a pumping Aussie Cafe, Sarnies started in 2010 by Ben Lee.

To celebrate their 6 years of serving comfort food and specialty coffee, Sarnies Cafe has came up with a spanking new dinner menu packed with rustic flavours.

Without further delay, let’s dig into the delectable selections made using only fresh, quality ingredients.

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Grilled Haloumi, Cherry Tomatoes & Onion Jam $13, each bun is lovingly kneaded and baked fresh. These are flavourful mini buns packed rich with lovely ingredients. The sweet and sourish Onions made this dish a great appetizer.

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Spicy Buffalo Wings $14, these wings are crispy and salty to the taste buds, the spiciness of the wings awakens your taste buds, the saltiness in the wings brings out the taste of the chicken and brings us crying for more water.

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Pulled Pork, chilli, coriander, lime and red cabbage taco available as per piece or as a trio $8/$22 was an interesting dish as it had mislead all of us thinking that the meat in it was shredded chicken. The taco was quite huge, and makes it good for sharing amongst small eaters.

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Southern Indian style hand cut pappardelle with prawns, coconut milk, curry leaves $19.50 reminded us of the dried version of “Mee Hoon Kueh”. Pasta lovers should give this a go, as it is a pasta dish with a modern Asian twist to cater to the local crowd.

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Texas style burger with overnight smoked brisket, white slaw, dijon, gherkinds, bbq sauce and hand cut wedges $26.50. We love the wedges and find the overall taste, rich and flavourful.

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Churros with salted caramel and chocolate sauce $10
was a sweet ending at our food tasting session. All of us loved these Churros with the salted caramel sauce weather or not we’re having it for the first time.

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When i mention “US”, its us… 🙂

Entertainer App Special:
* Purchase 1 main and get a complimentary main item of equivalent or lower value FREE.*

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The Entertainer App can be purchased at $85, with a savings of $10 if you enter “SGBLOG2016”.

Sarnies :
136 Telok Ayer Street,
S068601

Monday & Tuesday 7.30am – 10.30pm
Wednesday – Friday 7.30am – 12 Midnight
Saturday & Sunday – 8.30am – 4pm

For more details check out:
Sarnies Facebook
Sarnies Website
Sarnies Instagram

Disclaimer: This article is made possible because of the food tasting invitation extended by The Entertainer App and Sarnies. Thank you so much for having me.

3 Misconceptions you may have on VANS

Have you heard the news that VANS is collaborating with Disney Pixar Toy Story for their new collection? OMG!  *Screams* I can’t wait to see the actual product as I am a Disney fan, although not necessarily a Toy Story fan.

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VANS celebrates their 50th year anniversary this year, in 2016.  They will be having an Asia tour, making rounds to Bangkok, Ho Chin Minh City, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Wuhan.

Back to the 3 misconceptions which you may have heard about the brand “VANS”.

1. VANS carries product only for guys.

Do you often feel that way? As you walk pass the casual wear sneaker store you would take a quick peak and quickly detour the shop as you feel that there is simply nothing for you if you are a lady. Well, Vans do carry ladies sneakers, backpack and even children apparels and sneakers at some places. There are even unisex sneakers available, #couplegoals unlocked. Go on and be decked with the same one with your man.

 

2. VANS only carries casual wear sneakers and nothing else.

Wrong again. Other than sneakers, you can find a variety of caps and backpacks that are available for your purchase, you can even find tee-shirts made by Vans in case you don’t already know. They are well-known for their sneakers but that doesn’t mean they only carry sneakers.

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3. VANS is a very expensive brand, there is nothing I can get under $80.

Vans do have their promotion from time to time, you can check out the online portals that carry their brand so this misconception is debunked as well, you don’t necessary have to break your piggy man to own a piece of this famous brand. For $40 you can get a decent pair of sneakers or a cap and add them to your collection.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I hope I had debunked all your VANS myth, at least for the most commonly perceived ones. I hope you have now found one more brand to shop for, if you haven’t added any VANS pieces on your fashion collection list.

If you have more to add to the list, please feel free to comment and I will be happy to add on to this list.

All photo credit goes to Zalora Singapore website/ VANS Singapore website.

EHA V Signature Facial

Oh gosh, I realised that I haven’t been to any facial since the past 2 months. This is how fast time flies. Don’t be like me okay? You girls should pamper yourselves more and maintain a regular facial regime. At least I made it a point to take my beauty drinks promptly.

So I decided to make an appointment with EHA Clinic. Based on my records, the last time which I had visited them was in 2014. The beauticians were struggling to find my records because of that.

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After looking at my records, they decided to let me try the EHA V Signature Facial, which sounds as if they were gonna give me a “V face facial.” But no, this is not a V face facial, the beautician mentioned that I don’t need one. (Which I feel i do need!)

The V Signature facial consist of a skin peel to remove dead skin cells on my face and light treatment to lighten pigmentation and to encourage skin healing so that my face will appear fairer and brighter.

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After settling me down, the beautician made use of a gentle make-up remover to remove the make-up on my face. She repeatedly showed me how clean it is to be able to just use the micellar water as a make-up remover, after several wipes all my foundation was removed. The facial cotton turns out to be clean after the 2nd wipe down. She then made use of a gentle cream suitable for eczema skin to perform a neck and face massage for me instead of using the regular facial oils.

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Pimple extractions are not included in this facial because fruit enzymes peel are used in this facial, hence they do not wish to risk aggravating the skin further with this step.

Cold steam was used on my face before the beautician applied the fruit enzyme peels. The peels got prickly at my cheeks area where my eczema was prominent but she was very attentive to clean them away so that I feel more comfortable.

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Usually there would be 2 types of peeling used but in the case of my face, only the fruit enzyme peel was applied.

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Red lights were then flashed on my face for the lightening of my pigmentation for about 20 minutes. During this time, i was told not to open my eyes and not to meddle with my phone. This explains why I had forgotten to get the beautician to take some photos for me.

Anyways, different coloured lights have different uses, they can be used for lightening of pigmentation to curing of acne, promoting healing of your skin’s open wounds and even for tanning. Depending on your skin conditions, you’ll be getting a different light treatment.

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I enjoyed the good facial service and chat with my beautician. I was very delighted that after the facial I did not experience any face itch, nor see any rashes appearing especially at my cheeks.

That’s me glowing with confidence after a few days from my facial. Go ahead and enquire about this facial at EHA and try it for yourself today.

EHA Clinc is located at:

EHA CLINIC
1 Scotts Road,
#15-01
Shaw Centre,
228208 Singapore

Tel. (+65) 6235 3325
Email. info@eha.com.sg

Disclaimer: Thank you for EHA and Kristen for bringing me back to try out your EHA V Signature Facial.

Review of Seatree beauty products from Korea

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Seatree Art Collagen Jelly Cleansing Foam, Steam essense mask sheet, snail mask sheet and Steam hand butter cream (Pineapple Mango)

Seatree has made its way to Singapore’s shores. Harnessing only the freshest raw ingredients from Mother Nature, they have incorporated them into their wide range of product types.

As you can tell from the cute flying pigs, sleeping whale, beautiful floral and snail on the canister of my new Steam Hand Butter Cream, these are hand drawn by talented artists, designers, models and painters. ( Hey, How did they knew I was a fan of shea butter?)

Their success also derives from their adoption of “Steam Emulsification Technique” in some of their best selling products. Using extremely high temperature of steam during the manufacturing process to produce an emulsion. This technique is used to harness the nutrients and maximize their benefits when it is incorporated into their end products.

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The Collagen Jelly Cleansing foam $10.90/150ml is an effective and non-stripping facial foam with a unique jelly texture to deliver a refreshing wash. Enhanced with Marine Collagen from the deep sea, the benefits includes hydration, antioxidant, skin repair and anti-aging properties.

Product ingredients includes Sodium Hyaluronate for moisture boosting, green tea water, aloe vera, floral and botanical extracts to sooth and strengthen your skin cells.

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I love how easily it can be lathered with water to produce soap suds can removes the dirt from my face without being too harsh. The cleansing gel also has a gentle floral fragrance which lingers on after washing and it is not over powering.

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Look and my sparkly clean face after the face wash.

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The  Seatree Art Steam Hand Butter Cream (Pineapple Mango), $12.90/35g is a nutritional hand butter cream intended for people with dry and rough hands. This steam cream is made by harnessing the nutrients from the Botanical Butters (Mango and Shea Butter) using the “steam emulsification technique”, so that the moisturizing effect can be fully maximized.

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Look at the beautiful art and texture of the lovely steam hand cream. I would love to bring this canister of cream with me wherever I go as it is so convenient to slip it into my make-up pouch.


This cream leaves my hands moisturized, moist and so soft to touch. It doesn’t feel sticky although it is thick and rich. I love the light mango scent of the cream that lingers on.

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Steam essence mask sheet and snail 100 mask sheet $2/20ml each

I used to review plenty of face mask during my initial blogging days. These days I am so afraid that my skin may flare up with the wrong type of mask being applied. I always urge my readers to perform a patch test near your cheek areas before you proceed.

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The steam essence mask sheet contains Shea Butter and Sodium Hyaluronate to keep your skin moist and smooth. It balances your skin oil and moisture level in order to promote the glossiness and forms a protective film to maintain your healthy state of skin. This mask is so mild and gentle that it is suitable for everyday use.

The steam essence mask is a single moist sheet mask sheet which did not come with any protective plastic.

I put on the mask for about 20 minutes and see my face become moist and brighter. You can pat in the remaining essence left over from the mask into your face. No rinsing off is required.

The following day, I observed that my pimples on my cheeks subsided quite a fare bit and my face felt smooth and brighter. I like the milky texture of the mask. Results are quite pleasant so I think you should try it too!

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The snail mask on the other hand, is a reparative mask which contains 100mg of pure snail Secretion Filtrate, which provides your skin with moisture and nutrients, allowing it to be strengthened against external stress and damages.

I shall try it and give you the verdict on another day on my instagram. Follow me on my instagram account @pearlywerkz if you wish to see my thoughts on this mask.

All Seatree products can be purchased at SaSa stores, BHG departmental stores, Watsons Stores and The Cosme Box (www.thecosmebox.com).

Disclaimer:

Thank you M.O.S.S for sponsoring me the above products for my review. I hope to be able to try some of your make-up products the next round perhaps.

Please note that all opinions expressed are my own and different skin types will yield different results from usage of the various products. A patch test is always encouraged. Do consult your doctor if you feel any discomfort or discover any rashes from the usage of any of the products.

Quan Fa Organic Farm Tour

Singapore is a concrete forest, at least this is perceived by majority of us. Work has overwhelmed us so much that we seek solace in places such as Cameron Highlands, Tea farms and Eco getaways.

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Little did we realise that back at home, we do have somewhere where we can visit to look at the lush greens and give our eyes a good break away from the computers. 2 hectares worth of land just 30++ minutes on 975 bus ride taken from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, it will bring you right here.

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Drop by Quan Fa Organic Farm and take the chance to reconnect with the beautiful green nature and at the same time, learn about the precious homegrown organic vegetation that Singapore has to offer.

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The vegetation grown at Quan Fa has no pesticide and chemical fertilizers. Fertilizers are made by themselves from vegetable composites.

Don’t be little this organic farm. Knowing that Singapore does not have our own certification for organic produce, they have gone to the extend of getting themselves certified with the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia.(NASAA).

We were very privileged to be given a guided tour by the owner himself, MR JJ Liao who shared with generously about what he had accumulated throughout his farming journey.

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Sunflower sprouts are unique to Quan Fa Organic Farm, few places offers these. Little did I know that these sprouts can be eaten, even raw. Many have the impression that these are grown from hydroponics but we are wrong, they are grown from organic soil.

They tasted very crunchy and refreshing. You should try to make a salad out of them.

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These are wasabi sprouts. They are quite interesting to look at,they are supposed to taste akin to wasabi, but no we didn’t try these.

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These are wheat grass, sometimes guinea pig owners calls them “wheek grass”. They are not consumed by itself but by juicing. The most nutritious parts of them are nearer to the roots so when harvesting, go as close to the roots (whitish area) as possible so as not to waste them. Do not over consume wheat grass juice as they may cause diarrhea.

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Local Lettuce These are great to be eaten raw or dipped into a bowl of Ba Kut Teh

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Spinage gives you heaps of vitamin A, C, E, K, Calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and etc… there are so many benefits from these.

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Sweet Potato leaves
These variety of sweet potato leave plant does not fruit. This means that the harvest time is shorter.
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Bitter gourd creeping plants. Plastics can be seen wrapped around the fruit. Some of the ripen fruits are kept purely for the harvest of the seeds as they can’t be sold if it does not meet the expectation of the farmers.

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Photograph of JJ with a radish plant with radish leaves on, which has a wealth of cancer fighting properties when cooked with shitake mushroom, carrots and Burdock Root.

If you looked closely at the photos, you will notice that there are yellow patches of sticky glues around he farm which are used to attract the pest and flies.

There are plenty of other vegetables which can be found in the farm. I will try to share with you as many of them as I can. I hope you’ll like these photos.

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Did you notice that these vegetables has plenty of holes in them? This is due to pest attacking. It also means that no pesticides were used on the vegetables. Organic farming is expensive because of the labour (manpower) which is required to maintain the farm. Workers need to manually be deployed to remove weeds which can be a very tedious process.

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Spotted some lovely chili plant

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Do you know that temperate of the composite mixed with yeast, decomposed vegetation and saw dust can rise to 80 degrees as chemical reaction takes place?

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Do you know that the whole of the papaya tree is useful? Not only can we eat or make soup out of the papaya fruit the leaves helps to treat dengue too.

There are plenty of other vegetation found in the farm such as the ladies finger, basil, brinjal, mulberry tree and passion fruit tree.

Thank you JJ for hosting us at his humble farm.

We had a great time experimenting with the goodie bag vegetables. If you would like to support our local farmers, you can do so now.

Enter “QuanfaOrganicFarm” when purchasing at their online store to enjoy 10% of your purchase.

*Please note that it is not valid for promotional items and dried goods.
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One-time use per customer.

Quan Fa Organic Farm is located at:
35 Murai Farmway Singapore 709145

Nearest MRT:
Choa Chu Kang
Bus : 975 (est 30++ minutes ride)

Disclaimer: This article is made possible by JJ Liao and Christina. Thank you for the invitation to visit the farm.

Achieve beautiful skin with Avalon Stem Cell Beauty Drink

As we reach adulthood, only our skin cells continue growing. In a cycle of 28 days, our skin cell reproduces and replaces. Old skin cells dies off and are gradually replaced by new skin cells. As we age, this renewal process slows down and we see various skin problems surfacing. Continual exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight  accounts for the 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging, it damages our skin cells.

To fight signs of aging and maintain a healthy skin cell,  we can increase the intake of Collagen, but to fully benefit from any form of beauty supplements or skin care, we need to first have a healthy skin cell. The healthy stem cells ensure that nutrients can be fully absorbed and locked in the skin.

You may then ask me, what is the required amount of collagen a person may need on a daily basis? 2000mg to 5000mg. Surplus may result in wastage as our body may not be able to absorb further.

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AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink is the first beauty drink in Singapore that contains the Young Orchid Stem Cells.

Orchid Stem Cell is a powerful antioxidant and possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties,particularly young orchid stem cells protect the skin from environmental damages while hydrating and renewing our skin cells
thus making it an excellent youth revitaliser which works on almost all skin types.

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AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink is made with Sparkling Water that not only adds a refreshing twist to conventional beauty. Sparkling water actually helps to boost nutrients absorption & promotes skin metabolism!

AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink is enhanced with Litchi Seed Extract, Premium French Marine Collagen and a combination of Fruit Extracts such as the Acerola Cherry. Other ingredients includes Ascrobic Acid (Vitamin C), Olive Extract, Citric Acid, White Grape Juice, Litchi Juice, Apple Juice, Sparkling Water.

It sounds like a sparkling fruit extract party we’re having here.

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1•Rejuvenates damaged skin cells
2•Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
3•Restore skin firmness & elasticity
4•Brightens skin
5•Tighten pores

6•Locks in moisture

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Doesn’t it looks like champagne we’re having here?

It is recommended that you consume the AVALON™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink at night before you go to bed.

In 7 days, feel the difference in your skin as you can feel your skin being more supple and hydrated, and in 28 days (Our skin renews itself every 28 days) you can see your skin tone brightens up looking more radiant, pores appears to be tighter, wrinkles and fine lines will also look lighter now that your skin is more supple.

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In my opinion as someone with sensitive skin, taking a nightly dose of a beauty drink is more convenient and a lesser risk than slapping 101 skincare products (of unknown origin or unnatural ingredients) on your skin’s exterior.

However, there are no one miracle product in the world, beauty takes time and effort to maintain. You need to continuously take these beauty drinks to maintain the results and not expect a one off result to last forever after your first consumption.

I love the sweet, sour sparkling juice that are easy to ingest and they tasted so yummy. It doesn’t feels too thick or sticky. I am looking forward to a more youthful and beautiful skin. You should try for yourself too.

 

You can now purchase a box of 10 bottles at $69.90.
They are available at Watson Stores, Unity Pharmacy, ALT, OG, Robinsons, Yue Hwa, and on the online store at http://www.hibeau.com .
Exclusive reader’s online promotion:

Purchase via, http://www.hibeau.com/prod/Stem-Cell-Beauty-Drink  and get 20% OFF when you enter the code “TSS-20OFF” at checkout.

Do stay tuned to https://www.facebook.com/SampleStore/ as there will be a giveaway on 17 October 2016.

Do head to Sample Store to read more reviews of Avalon Stem Cell Beauty Drink if you like.

 

Disclaimer: Thank you Sample Store for sending me this box of Avalon Stem Cell Beauty Drink for my review.

Age gracefully with Tsubaki Ageless

We often wished that we can have baby rosy skin and turn back the clock to look youthful once again. As I age, I realise that it becomes more risky to apply skin care products on my skin and they doesn’t seem to absorb as well, so I begin to rely more on beauty drinks.

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Recently, I was introduced to AFC Tsubaki Ageless, a collagen beauty drink which claims to be able to lock in the moisture and nutrients needed for my skin so that I will look youthful.

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Each box comes with 10x bottles of Tsubaki Ageless collagen beauty drinks. These 100% Japan made, GMO free, allergen and heavy metal free beauty drinks contains a unique concoction of 10,000mg MCP- EX Marine Collagen, 500mg of Royal Jelly, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin Bs and C along with the Tsubaki Bio-Cell Activator, works together to help improve your skin conditions.

Characteristics:

  • 10,000mg MCP- EX Marine Collagen which can improve skin conditions
  • Ultra small molecular structure to enhance absorption rate (60x smaller than regular collagen, 1.5x better absorption rate)
  • Contains Royal Jelly to revitalize, nourish, repair and repairs skin
  • Peach and Acelora Flavor, no fishy taste

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  • Brightens and evens skin tone
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and open pores
  • Reduce pigmentation and scars
  • Hydrates and firms skin
  • Enhance bone and joint health

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Each box of 10 bottles retails at $47.57. Each bottle is less than $5, which is an acceptable price, not too costly for a beauty collagen drink.  Click into this link for more information about the AFC Tsubaki Ageless Beauty Collagen Drink, and to purchase.

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Recommended consumption time and rate
For the first month, consume 1x bottle nightly, as our skin repairs and renews at night while we are sleeping. For the 2nd Month onward, consume 1x bottle on alternate days for maintenance.

My thoughts:
I prefer beauty collagen drinks to powder and pills, because they generally taste nicer. The advantage of sachets and pills are that they are safer and more convenient to be carried around if I am traveling.

I like my beauty collagen drinks chilled, so i usually have them refrigerated before consumption. Tsubaki Ageless is tasty, a little sweet and sourish, just like what you get from a bottle of peach juice, with no fishy taste or smell, as they proclaimed. When the beauty drink taste good, they encourage consumers to drink them more often.

One significant observation after the first consumption, was that my skin stopped peeling the following morning. This means that the Tsubaki Ageless Collagen Beauty Drink was well absorbed by my skin. On the 2nd night of continuous consumption, my skin appears brighter and clearer. The positive result spurs me on for continuous consumption for a better skin.

For more accurate results, you should continue the consumption of your beauty drinks in the recommended dosage before you switch to try another brand or product, but for the case of a beauty blogger, I may not be able to achieve this given the short time frame to offer my review. Other factors such as the use of skincare products and facials might also affect the results of the review.

Do you take beauty drinks? Share with me some of your favourite beauty drinks, and if you notice significant improvements after consumption on the comments section.

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Disclaimer: This product review is made possible by Lifestream Group. Thank you for sending the Tsubaki Ageless Beauty Collagen Drink, for my review. Review is 100% honest and based on personal experience.