Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Asian Snacks Haul

I love to snack. I also love finding new things to try so the other day I paid a visit to Wingyip. Wingyip is an Asian cash and carry that sell food and snacks from Asia. I always get attracted to cute packaging hence why these came back with me! So here's a run through of what I bought and their rating ^^

Meiji Yan Yan Creamy Vanilla/Stawberry flavoured dip biscuit snack

Aren't these the cutest?! If you get sweet cravings then this will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. These cute tubs contain 2 sections, one contains a handful of finger like biscuits that are sweet but not overly sweet. The other section is filled with a flavoured dip, there is definitely enough to dip all of the biscuits. I don't have a particular favourite. I love both equally but for photographing purposes I would choose the pink one. Surprise surprise. This is perfect if you want something sweet but don't want to go overboard with sweet treats. I would rate this 10/10 for the cute packaging, taste and overall sweetness.

Oishi Soft Milk Candy

What I love about asian sweets is their obsession with milk flavoured things and I personally LOVE it. We don't have enough of it in western brands. This definitely caught my eye when I was browsing and the packaging is just so pleasing to look at. The candies come individually wrapped and they are so divine! It's actually hard to stop at just one. These are so chewy and flavoured just right, not overly sweet and really do taste milky. I would definitely repurchase these and they're great for on the go too. 10/10 because these are awesome!!

IMEI Wafer Roll Milk Flavoured

I don't really eat or like wafers but this product definitely changed my mind. It was the packaging and the flavour that made me pick this up. When you open the packet, you'll find a tray of wafer rolls and the milk filling was insane! They definitely put enough filling for the flavour to come through. It was hard to eat just a few and boy! These were lovely with a cup of tea. These were a bit on the sweeter side though so maybe after 4 or 5 it would be enough. I will have to see if there are any other flavoured because I really liked this. 8/10 because of the level of sweetness.

Nongshim Sweet Potato Snack

I guess it was the pink that made me pick this up and my curiosity too haha! I have never tried any sweet potato snacks before so this was completely new to me. I think I will give these a miss next time. The actual snacks were potato but they had a sweet sugar coated glaze with black sesame seeds sprinkled on top. I don't think these were actually made out of sweet potatoes, it was made out of pumpkin powder and wheat powder not actual sweet potatoes like the packaging suggests weird! If you are into the whole savoury and sweet flavours mixed together then you might really like these. 3/10 for the cute packaging and sweet flavour but not for me.

Meiji Hello Panda Fun Filled Biscuit Treats
Now this has been a firm favourite of mine since I tried it for the very first time. The packaging gets top marks from me straightaway and the flavour truly is spot on. I have three favourites: Milk, Strawberry and Coconut (NEW) which I bought last week. These small biscuits have a illustration printed on them with a sweet filling. There is just the right amount of filling in each biscuit and believe me, you could easily finish the whole box. 10/10 definitely will continue to purchase these!

Have you tried any of these popular Asian sweet treats before? Comment below!

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Alex Steinherr X Primark Skincare Collaboration

I would definitely call this a collaboration of the century! Alex Steinherr is the director behind the ever popular magazine, Glamour (my favourite!) and after finding out on her social media that she is releasing a 20 piece skincare collection with Primark I was all heart eyes! I had a good read and I decided that I needed a good range to try out, so I went and bought six products that I really wanted to try first. The plump and glow and sleep spa are my most favourite collections out of the whole lot.

After trialling all of the products for a very long time I can finally say that some of the products really worked for me and my skin type. I will definitely go to repurchase a few.

Here are all of the available products in their categories:

Pollution Solution
City Mask (£3), Daily Skin Starter Primer (£5), Oil-Free Gel Hydrator (£5), Dual Texture Exfoliating Pads (£5)

Sleep Spa
One Step Night Cleanse (£5), Sleeping Face Mask (£5), Overnight Lip Mask (£4), Every Night Eye Mask (£4)

Plump & Glow
Facial In A Stick (£5), Serum In Cream Moisturiser (£5), Power Facial Mask (£3), Plumping Lip Gloss (£5)

Pore Balance
Low pH Sulfate-Free Cleanser (£4), Anti-Blackhead stick (£5), Blemish Rescue Stickers (£3), Super Detox Clay Mousse Mask (£5)

Maximum Moisture
Micellar Cleansing Gel (£5), Moisture-Locking Everyday Moisturiser (£5), Supreme Sheet Mask (£4), Hydration On-The-Go (£4)

I bought a range of six products but I only chose from three ranges: plump and glow, sleep spa and maximum moisture. I have finished all of the products and I honestly enjoyed using it all. What I love is that the entire collection is under five pounds!!
I remember when this first launched, there was so much hype and when I went to Primark the first time, half of the products were gone and My mom had to keep some products for me. Now that the hype has gone you can easily find what you are looking for. I just wish that Primark had online shopping available as it would be easier to pick the products up.

I picked up the following: Overnight lip mask, every night eye mask, plumping lip gloss, facial in a stick,serum in cream moisturiser and the hydration on the go.
If I had to pick the ones that I would probably repurchase then I would go for the overnight lip mask, every night eye mask, serum in cream moisturiser and hydration on the go. Not bad I would say, four out of six products really suited my skin type and was easily included in my daily go to.

The serum in cream moisturiser was such a lovely product! I was applying this everyday before doing my make-up and it just made my skin feel and look healthy and dewy. It seriously felt like skin food, didn't feel greasy at all and it was the perfect product to prep my face before make-up. Next up, the every night eye mask. This was great at adding hydration around my eyes and I loved that you didn't have to remove this like any other mask. I would still rather use an eye cream daily and keep this on the side and use it often than daily. Still a good essential to have. The overnight lip mask really was a star product because it kept my lips nourished, hydrated and it had a lovely wash of pink. This really stayed put all night and once I would get up I would simply remove it with a make-up remover. This stuff was definitely better than vaseline!!! and lastly hydration on the go is the type of product that is great for travelling and literally on the go as it suggests. A great way to easily add hydration to the skin throughout the day or when your skin starts to feel dry. I usually get dryness around my nose or on my nose so this was really helping me.

Which products have you tried or loved? I would love to know!