Friday, 18 April 2014

Monday, 14 April 2014

Only English could have invented this.

Found something in my old library(Harddisk)

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
 But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
 One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
 Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
 You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
 Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

 If the plural of man is always called men,
 Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
 If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
 And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
 If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
 Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

 Then one may be that, and three would be those,
 Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
 And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
 We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
 But though we say mother, we never say methren.
 Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
 But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

 Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
 There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
 neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
 English muffins weren't invented in England .
 We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
 we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
 and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

 And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
 grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
 Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
 If you have a bunch of odds and ends
 and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

 If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
 If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
 Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
 should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

 In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
 We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
 We have noses that run and feet that smell.
 We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
 And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
 while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

 You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
 in which your house can burn up as it burns
 down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
 and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

 And, in closing, if Father is Pop,  how come Mother's not Mop?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

[Review] BRTC Perfect Calming Gel

Anyone who knows me would know that I have very sensitive skin and have minor Rosacea. So i have very particular with how i take care of my skin. I know many people would be fussing saying that I shouldn't be using so much stuff if I have sensitive skin and all that, but this is me and I am out to find my holy grail products. I don't believe that nothing would work, it's just what would work and what wouldn't. Every skin acts differently. 

So, on the search to hunt for calming gels and all that. I have tried and tested on the all time famous aloe vera, enchancer, seaweed, cooling mask, calming mask and so on. And i stumbled upon BRTC Perfect Calming Gel from the Perfect Calming System. 

The Perfect Calming System is meant for sensitive skin. But today, I would be reviewing the Perfect Calming Gel. They also have the cream base, but i usually do not prefer cream base products cause they are much oilier. (what i feel) 

BRTC is a very well-known brand in korea. Famous for their BB creams. Check out one of the reviews I did for their BB Cusion Cover here

So WHAT is the Perfect Calming Gel?
It is a moisturizing gel that helps with soothing and hydration of sensitive skin. With plant actives that gives immediate barrier and alleviate skin irritations from internal and external stress for soft, comfortable skin. 
Supplies moisture to damage tired skin and ease redness. 

BRTC has already passed the Skin Irritation test and you could see the label on the box of the product. 

I purchased the large size 100ml that comes in a glass tub. The packaging is amazing. Because of the heavy sturdy glass, it gives a secure feeling. Of course, you can't drop it! but it gives an extra class as well. It is a little huge for a tub, but you could always stack something on it because it has a flat surface.

I was a little hesitate with the tub cause i usually don't really like tub stuff because i hate sticking my finger into the tub and getting my fingers and nails dirty and transferring all the germs and bacteria into the tub as well. BUT, with the existence of a spatula, I guess i would be okay with it. :D The other downside about this is that, it's not very travel friendly, unless if you get the travel pack and scoop it out and fill it in the travel refill packs.

As you can see, the packaging of it is huge, and sturdy, the amount is very generous as well. I have used it for three months and I still have about three quarters left. The product is so transparent that I could actually see through the whole glass. Check out my finger at the bottom. LOL 

The consistent of the product isn't very watery nor is it very firm gel texture, It's like a thick serum. 

But one thing I can say is that, A little goes a long way, I did not expect it to spread out so much and that's why one tub last me so long. 

What are the Ingredients? 
The ingredients listed in this product is Ginko Leaf, Cabbage Rose, Witch Hazel, Soluble Collagen, Niacinamide. 
AND the active ingredient of it is Blue Complex, ATOVEX, aloe vera leaf extract. 

My thoughts on it.
I have been using this for almost three months, and I can say this product has really helped me with my redness, as well as tired, stressful days. Sometimes, i would lay a thick layer and do it as a face mask. My face is instantly calmed. It moisturizes and it doesn't leave a greasy sticky feeling on your face. There isn't any cooling sensation nor any stinging sensatino even applied on red flaring skin whether if it is from sun burn or from acne or Rosacea. It doesn't clog up any pores, left my face very smooth, hydrated, bouncy and supple. 

Pros and Cons. 
What I like 
- It does what it says
- It's inexpensive for a large size
- Doesn't have any side effect or blackheads, acne or clog pores. 
- It's not greasy or oily

What I Don't like about it. 
- It is not travel friendly. (But there is alternate ways.)
- It's not available everywhere. Only SASA.