Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NIVEA brings us the 1st rinse- off body lotion

Body Lotion? Ain't nobody got time for that. Sometimes (or all the time) you are just in a rush, you just want to hop in the shower, hop out, clothes, hair, face and just get out.


However you have dry flaky skin. Its either your skin looking kind of ashy, it seems like there is a fine white powder on your skin, or perhaps you have dry and pigmented skin at places where you joints meet, elbow, knuckles, and knees.



You know you have to put on lotion, but dear god, time is just running of your feet. You use conditioner on your hair after you shampoo. What? You don't use conditioner? You don't know it exists? Gasp!!. Well my friends it’s an awesome piece of chemical engineering that you use after you shampoo. Yes, there are those "all in one" shampoo where you hair gets cleaned and conditioned at the same time, but you never have lived until you felt you hair after you apply conditioner. Holy sweet "what ever you worship in", you never thought your hair could get this soft and smooth. True, that conditioner is usually for long hair and heaven sent for those who have curly kinky hair, but trust me, if you can comb your hair, you would love the baby softness hair conditioner does to it. This is basically how Nivea In-Shower Body Conditioner do. How does exactly a lotion that you apply to skin stays on after you wash off..



We are going to do a little chemistry children, but don't worry, you lived with it during school, you are going to survive this blog post.

These are the important ingredients in Nivea in Shower Body Lotion works in moisturizing the skin.  

Cera Microcristallina, and Paraffinum Liquidum are a type of petrochemical product that is normally used in skin products, commonly known as petroleum jelly. These are what we called as “occlusive”, which forms a film on your skin which blocks water from evaporating. This causes the skin to feel moisturized. Since you are in the shower already, you are keeping in all the water in your skin.


Glycerin is humectants, which will attract and bind water together. It’s a byproduct from traditional soap making process called saponification, but today’s detergent based soap, glycerin is added so that the soap will be less drying.

Hydrogenated Coco-Glyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, and Myristyl Alcohol sounds like a recipe for cocktail but its actually types of emollients. It’s basically a fatty acid that is found in plants and animals, but for skin care, we use plant origins. They are supple, wax like, lubricating, thickening agents that prevent water loss and have a softening and soothing effect on the skin. This is one way that you skin feels nice and smooth after using Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

Maris Sal. What? Who? Google this now. Well apparently maris sal is basically dead sea salt. It’s not just your ordinary table salt which is sodium chloride. There is a whole other lot of mineral in it. It comes from the infamous Dead Sea, a sea where the water is so dense with mineral, you just float in it. The ocean contains 85% sodium chloride, but the Dead Sea contains only 12-18%. Other minerals that contains in Maris Sal includes silicon dioxide, calcium dioxide, aluminium dioxide,magnesium dioxide etc. It has a lot of known benefits such as helping ease common skin ailments such as acne, psoriasis and inflammation.

Whoa. It blew my mind when I wrote this blog post. Who knew so much science comes from a product. However it’s always good to find out what are the ingredients in your product is, especially those that is located in the upper tier of the list. When you understand what each ingredient do, and where it comes from, you are more educated and wise when you use a product.

I liked it a lot actually, even more after I understand how it works. I just don’t have the time or the diligence to apply body lotion, so an in shower rinses out product works perfectly. 


Another nice touch that Nivea did was to put perfume at the last ingredient on its list. So you are left with a very light “soap like” scent that won’t over power your perfume or your natural body odor.

Another good thing Nivea did is that it offers this product in two variants. One for normal skin and the other one is dry. The ingredients are almost similar except that instead of Maris Sal, the one in the blue bottle which is made for dry skin, contain almond oil, which is a type of natural emollient. I choose the regular white bottle because I don’t like to get too moisturize because I sweat very easily.

This is a good product if you have no time to put on body lotion or you just need an extra coat before you apply your favorite body lotion.

This is definitely worth a try.



Take a peak at the Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion video. Its a quirky video with plenty of eye candy, if you like half naked men.




Friday, December 20, 2013

Wide awake

That dreaded phase has arrive again.

I can't wake up early anymore. Oh fcuk!  It feels like everyday is a struggle to wake up and that is bad. Really bad.

When I do wake up, I just dozed off again.  The only time I feel energized waking up is when I am late.

Must be an adrenaline rush or something. Shti.. Does this mean I am an adrebaline junky.  Whoaaaa I blew my own mind this morning

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Obsessive Much over Pokemon X and Y

Yup I have gone pretty obsessive with my Pokemon games. I used or am still obsessed with it. I remember playing it on the Game Boy pocket. It was a very lonely game experience and you just keep battling and keep playing over and over again, but using different Pokemons

However as we go to current game and system, I am now able to play with players all over the world using the built in Wifi inside my Nitendo 3DS. It an awesome feeling and helps to keep the game fresh. It also shows how sucky I am when playing with humans. However practice do make perfection, so on I go practicing and creating the perfect teams

Monday, December 16, 2013

Burnt? Burned

Whoa, talk about being burned or burnt or however you spelled it. I feel tired actually. I am not sure why. Could be because of lack of exercise? I mean exercise does elevate your mood, although I must admit there were some times in the gym that I felt like throwing a dumbell at someone or something.

Food related? Too much or too little food does wonders to people

Saturday, September 28, 2013

How to make money?

Yeah, nice title, but not much info in the post. However there is a question mark at the end, so its a question and not a fact. So the only reason you stumbled upon this entry is because you are


  • drunk
  • sleepy
  • near sighted
  • far sighted
  • you miss me (awww!!! hugs hugs)
In reality it was just a conversation a friend of mine had with me just a while ago. He just got into the banking industry, when he starts to talk about money and investment, my wall just suddenly went up. I have this sense of someone trying to sell me something. One must know, in order to sell me a product, you don't sell me a product. Confusing? yes. However ask Paula Choice, Groupon, Ikea, Tesco and Marc & Spencer, they never ask me to buy their products but my nose keeps going to their stuff.

We talked about some form of passive income. You know, active income is the income you get while working and passive income is income you get while not working. See, simple as a Mc Donald's apple pie. However, sources of passive income in a plenty. Investment, insurance, rentals, multi level marketing etc etc etc. Ask someone they will probably lead you to someone they know and then will pressure you to buy their products

So far, I am free from that trap/investment, but I am thinking of it in the future but for now I am definitely a master in managing my credit cards and making it work for me and allowing me to cash its benefits. Like seriously, I got cash back just because I spend it on something I really need, versus spending on something I don't need.

Well perhaps, blogging is another form of active income (bullshit!!, you can't make money if you update once every 3 months, and your reader does not grow)



Monday, July 29, 2013

It's fasting month again and again, we are reaching the end of it. Time definitely flies, because this would be the 3rd time I am fasting a Petrosains. Things are cool, not radically different. Still single and depends on the mood, loving it, but who am I bull shitting, I still don't know if I can carry on a relationship. There is still pretty much a few shit I still need to do in life.

I am in charge yet again in a program conducted during fasting month, as with last year. It's not so bad, kinda used to it. but wow, I get really sleepy and bored during my hourly rounds. Must stay awake and alert. I feel sleepy practically all the time now, I always tell myself that I need more sleep, but I end up staying awake because of thing to play or watch. It's totally my fault now, but I guess I am paying the price.

Skin is good, or relatively good. Right now, it feels dry and reddish. I just noticed in the changing room at Isetan, that I do have some type of rash on my face. These spots are reddish and they appear in my sinus region. I am not even sure which product that causes the rash. The BB creams? mask? sleeping mask? lotion? serum? facial wash? BHA? I am not sure which product I should stop using, or is it just because of dry skin that makes my skin feels hot and prickly. Its still better than early last year, where I broke out in acne and left scars all over my face.

Still car less, but its not a major issue until I need to go out and all the cars are taken or all the cars are blocking my car. Not sure if lucky, since the latter happens more often. I would love to have a new car but then I barely drive. The odometer barely reaches 3000km in 6 months! Thank god for public transportation.

Weight loss or better weight management is still a battle, I am back to using relaxers on my hair and loving how it turns out smooth but after 2 months and 1 haircut, it looks worse than before. Its a money trap that I look forward to, every few months.

See you all, in a few months?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Age or Habit?

I am not sure whether age has caught me or is this a nasty habit that is forming.


I automatically fall asleep at 5.50pm.


No joke, I will start to feel drowsy my 5.30pm and by 6.00pm, I will need a 15 minute nap so that I can go home. Yes a nap before going home. Its kinda like being in a preschool. At first I pin point it to just being tired, after all I communicate with people all day, and it does drain you. It feels like I should definitely get that Starbucks spill free mug or get something cheaper than that and drink coffee all day long because I feel like I loose that alertness when working.

Its a paradox actually. I get sleepy when there is no visitors, so I approached them and communicate with them warmly and it does wake me up. However after that I get tired because I had to communicate with them, so I have to drink coffee to wake myself up again. A paradox I tell you!

However it just does not stop with coffee, sometimes I need something else other than coffee. That is where these Energy drinks come to the rescue. My favourite drink is Red Bull Less Sugar but not Sting Energy drink has become a an option, mainly because of the strawberry flavour option. Yes it does work, I become chirpy and more alerted each moment.

Damn, this is definitely an expensive habit, but probably cheaper that cigarettes, or perhaps I should try them too. Nah.. I rather drink my money than smoke it.

Right now I need to take more selfies....