Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Double Cleanse Review

As someone with long hair 90% throughout my lifetime, finding the right shampoo is so important. I've always felt that my hair turns oily very easily and my hair becomes limp at the end of the day. In recent years, I've also started experiencing hair loss and thinning at my hair parting areas. Therefore, it was a good time to try out PHS HAIRSCIENCE® that was available from Sample Store.


  • With more than 100 SKUs over 14 ranges, PHS HAIRSCIENCE® caters to a wide array of scalp and hair concerns
  • Made with purest botanical essences
  • Products do not contain harmful additives such as parabens, mineral oils or benzophenone
  • Highly concentrated and not watered down; ensuring effectiveness and fast results

Key USPs:

  • Bioscience-based components deliver fast results and long-term benefits
  • Highest, most effective concentration of pure ingredients
  • Harnesses the power of Bio-Conversion Plant Stem Cells and Patented Complex 5 Technology
  • Contains Herbal Extracts, 20 kinds of Phytogenic Proteins, multiple Vitamins, Peptides and Keratin

About our Scalp

  • The scalp is different from the skin on the rest of the body
    • It has an abundance of blood vessels
    • Higher density of hair follicles, sweat glands and sebaceous glands
    • Scalp has its own distinctive microflora – when sebum and sweat accumulate, it creates an environment that harmful bacteria can thrive in
    • These make the scalp prone to disorders such as oiliness, itchiness, dandruff, acnes and even hair loss
    • This is why proper cleansing to prevent unhealthy build-up of sebum, seat and dirt is crucial
    • Once the scalp is damaged, it’s hard to reverse

About Double Cleanse

  • A two-step cleansing ritual designed for scalp’s needs
  • PHS HAIRSCIENCE® advocates a preventive approach
    • The two-step cleansing is designed to eliminate unwanted dirt, sebum, sweat and styling residue without stripping the scalp of its protective natural oils
    • Prevents hair follicle blockage, rebalances the scalp, enhances micro-circulation and improves the scalp’s natural resistance against infection

How to Use the PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Double Cleanse

Step 1:
  • Start with the ADV Nutrition Shampoo that is suitable for all scalp types
  • This daily deep cleanser thoroughly removes surface grime and oil, leaving the scalp purified and hair roots perfectly clean
    • Can be used daily
    • Unclog pores
    • Purify and strengthen scalp, providing a strong foundation for healthy hair
    • Contains: Plant Stem Cells and Korean Botanical Essences

Step 2:
  • Follow immediately with a second PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Correcting Shampoo
  • Something for every hair/scalp concern – 16 shampoos to choose from: treat specific concerns like hair loss, greying, dandruff, sensitivity or dry, damaged hair and scalp protection. You will definitely find one that suits you:
FEM Fortify Shampoo (for female)
  • Specially formulated for women with mild hair loss and thinning concerns
  • Energises and rehabilitates the scalp to reduce hair fall
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
  • Contains: Plant Stem Cells and Korean Botanical Essences

HOM Fortify Shampoo (for male)
  • Specially formulated for men with mild hair loss and thinning concerns
  • Decreases the accumulation of DHT around the hair follicles
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
  • Prevents scalp disorders
  • Contains: Plant Stem Cells and Korean Botanical Essences
  • For other shampoos, find out more here:

Before and After:



I have had some hair loss and thinning at the crown of my head due to my prolonged hair partings and oily scalp. So I have tried many different products and treatments before, and the one that works most is called, CONSISTENCY.

If you want to apply hair tonic, apply it consistently everyday and not just once or twice to warrant any changes. If you want to go for scalp treatments, go every week as advised by your hair consultants because really, your hair will not grow just because of one session.

Similarly, the same applies to using the right shampoo and cleansing. Find the right brand and use it regularly.

I feel doubly cleansed after using the PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Double Cleanse series and scalp feels much cleaner. Had a minty cooling effect on your scalp which I loveee! When you have a clean scalp, it means that it is much healthier, and in a better position to 'grow out some hair' which thus solves your hair thinning issues!

Now you can also try out this amazing product!

Redeem free samples from Sample Store:

ADV Nutrition Shampoo + FEM Fortify Shampoo: http://bit.ly/2nFPPpV
ADV Nutrition Shampoo + HOM Fortify Shampoo: http://bit.ly/2maMEGb

Retail Price

200ml @ $48
1000ml @ $210

Where to purchase the products

PHS HAIRSCIENCE® products are available at
Wheelock Place #04-12
Ngee Ann City #05-25
Plaza Singapura #04-34/35
Bedok Mall #B-70/71
Takashimaya Level 3 counter

You can also find them at their retail partners Robinsons and SASA, online at Lazada, Shopee and Zalora, as well as on Singapore Airlines’ KrisShop.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Shuen Chi Salty Yolk Cookies

Singaporeans sure love salted egg yolk.

Salted egg yolk potato chips, 
Salted egg yolk fish skin, 
Salted egg yolk chicken rice, 
Salted egg yolk everything!

Well, if you are looking for something lighter with lower calories, you can try Shuen Chi Salty Egg Yolk Cookies!

About Shuen Chi Salty Yolk Cookies

It is one of the best-selling food products in Taiwan. 
The snack is made using wheat flour, palm oil, sugar, salted egg yolk and salt. Seems healthy, and great as an afternoon tea snack. It is also a ready-to-eat snack that is suitable for all ages! 

*as with all pastry snacks, keep in a cool and dry place.


I was surprised by the taste on my first bite. It was really true to its name - salty egg yolk, and the taste of salted egg yolk was distinct yet blended well into the cookie texture.

The packaging is also small and light. When you are working halfway into the afternoon and are a little hungry, just take 1 small packet out, pair it with a cup of tea for a nice tea break!

Sample Store

Good news people! You can now redeem free samples and purchase the product here:

With Sample Store, you can have popular Taiwanese products delivered to you! There are many innovative products available in the market waiting for us all to explore and try out. Stay tuned to SampleStore.com for more product launches!

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Cambodia 2018: Angkor Wat

Finally getting down to updating my trip to Cambodia last June. This country isn't in any way on my list of go-to countries, but I had to, because of one very important monument, that is, Angkor Wat.

Despite the reluctance, I'm proud to say I have struck off this once one of the 7 wonders of the World off my bucket list!

Our hotel helped us to book the tour to Angkor Wat. Note that u can opt for either just a tuktuk driver to bring u around for the whole day, or request for a full tour where there will be a guide accompanying u throughout the day to explain about the temples and whatnot. We decided on just the tuktuk driver option for USD 10/pax.

The driver picked us up from the hotel and went straight to the ticketing place (which wasn't even near the temples) to buy our entrance fee to Angkor Wat at USD 37/pax for a 1-day price.

There are actually many different routes they provide, but I guess this route below is the most suitable if u just want to strike Angkor Wat off your bucket list rather than looking in-depth at the relics and cultural meaning behind all of the popular sites. The whole cluster of Angkor Wat temples is really too huge for anyone to cover fully in a day or two.

Angkor Wat
Prasat Kraven
Bantaey Kdei
Ta Prohm
Ta Keo
Chau Say Thevada
Victort Gate
Angkor Thom 

I shall let the pictures do the talking.

Angkor Wat main temple

Bantaey Kdei

Ta Prohm

 This is the site where Tomb Raider was filmed. I made an effort to reenact the scene hahahah.

Ta Keo

This temple was memorable because firstly, there were relatively lesser people compared to the 3 main famous ones (Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon) but this had the steepest steps which I didn't make the effort to climb. My travel mate Nini attempted to climb up to the top though, and had sore muscles the next day haha.

Chau Say Thevada / Victort Gate

These 2 temples were opposite each other. Small and insignificant to me. So we just took photos of them from far and left.


This is known as the Temple of a Thousand Faces. Quite evident from the pictures.

And that's it for the whole day of exploration. Everyone should come here at least once to strike it off the bucket list. Other than that, it really wasn't something that I like. But it is just a personal preference. WAT about u?

See more of my travels here:
Cambodia Food