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The Updated Addition | The Astalift White Bright Lotion

25.4.17


At the launch

Having been an avid user of the Jelly Aquarysta, I know that Fujifilm's Astalift is a brand that focuses on having great results, and that there is a lot of research that goes behind it. Now even though it is not a common skincare variety that you would be able to see around much (in fact there are only 3 counters available in the whole of Malaysia - (The Gardens, 1 Utama & KLCC) but if you would get to try out their range of products, you would know immediately what I mean.

Laneige's Waterful Sharing Campaign 2017

24.4.17


On Laneige's CSR Campaign

Making its 4th installation of its CSR campaign, Laneige's initiative which is the 'Waterful Sharing Campaign' resumes its 2016 efforts to provide clean water to the beneficiaries of Kampung Binjai, Pahang, Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Perak.

The Face Shop Moisture Touch Lipstick

14.4.17


The Moisture Touch Lipsticks

Now you guys know that when it comes to lip products, I hardly ever pull my punches. This is because I live and breathe for shades and formulation, thus if and when a product disappoints, you can be assured that I would be the first to tell you guys all about it.

Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel

11.4.17


Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel

There are just so many good products when it comes to Korean Beauty and I am not just specifying it to just makeup, but skincare too. Now I believe I have reviewed this beauty which is the Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel (retails at RM43.30) in the past, but seeing as it was quite a brief description of it, it would only be fair to give you all a full disclosure on how much I personally like this product.

Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum | The Nail Room

10.4.17


Introducing Sally Hansen's Moisture Rehab

So last week we headed down to the Nail Room to find out more about Sally Hansen's latest release which was the Moisture Rehab. Knowing that the brand always pushes boundaries with solid products like their Diamond Strength, Hard as Nails Hardener, Nail Growth Miracle (which I love) and more, we were certainly quite hyped for this particular launch, as the formulation for the moisture rehab focused on rejuvenating results for healthy and well hydrated nails.

Neutrogena Deep Clean | Happy Skin 24/7

5.4.17


Implementing a new skincare regime

My night time routine has been implemented with lots of cleansing products recently, but the one thing that I have always leaned on are hydrating products - or more specifically deep cleansing ones; just because the regime always gives my skin a more refreshed feel and I can head to bed without the worry of clogged pores.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation SPF20

3.4.17


Following up on Shisiedo's latest release

Over the weekend, we were all set to explore Shiseido's latest foundation release, which was the Synchro Skin Glow Lumizing Fluid Foundation in SPF 20. It's a mouthful, I know but I was feeling a little amped up due to liking its predecessor which was the Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation, and having heard over the grapevine that this product gave a really nice luminosity to the skin that resulted in a natural finish, it certainly pegged my curiosity.

Bourjois's Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation & Concealer

30.3.17


Yes or No?

As you may have seen on Instagram, the new formulation of the Bourjois's Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation and Concealer has landed on our desk, and for all of you who have loved the original formula, this new one is an absolute kicker as it has an added vitamin-infused complex that erases all signs of fatigue for a fresh and healthier looking complexion.

A Crispier Menu with Garage 51

28.3.17


The new menu at Garage 51

The one thing you really got to love about Garage 51 is their ability to be creative when it comes to their menu. Their selection of drinks and dishes are already pretty popular to those who stay around Subang and Sunway, but even more so to those that reside far, and yet make the effort to go out of their way to travel the distance just to tantalize their taste buds in the cafe's unique dishes.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

27.3.17


Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

More often than not, when the world of highlighters and holographic shades collide, one would get an incredible iridescent palette for the taking. I have heard much about the Kat Von D Alchemist Palette being spread across the social media platform, and were it not already for its amazing packaging; the four hues within it as well were also certainly more than enough to give it a go.

Romand | Korean Beauty with 11Street

22.3.17


Romand Spring 2017

Alright ladies, heads up. Looks like we have another brand new introduction to the beauty market and that is the Korean makeup brand, Romand. Their Spring 2017 Collection has also been welcomed with opened arms thanks to 11Street, and as they are currently having their Shop The World Campaign, generous offers and promotions on the brand will be ongoing up till the 10th of April 2017.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops | Sunlight

21.3.17


On Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

When Cover FX first teased their Custom Enhancer Drops (Highlight & Bronzing version) on their Instagram account, the internet went wild. After all, what was there not to like?  It was a bottle of ultra-concentrated illuminating and bronzing drops that will allow you to customize your ideal glow with a liquid metal or a sun-kissed finish.

Make Moments Count | Hush Puppies Signature Ladies Collection

17.3.17


On Timepieces

In the world of timepieces, classic watches are the types that often make a remarkable statement. Casual, urban and impressionable, these tickers are time and again a representation of refined natural elegance that go well with any outfit worn.

Hada Labo's Lifting & Firming Essence

16.3.17


The new and improve Lifting & Firming Essence

Okay ladies, its time to discuss. Hada Labo has been around for ages and we have heard plenty on their best-selling skincare product which is their Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion which is the Number 1 Facial Lotion in Japan that improves dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it silky smooth.

Fashion | Shop The World With 11Street

15.3.17


At the launch

There have been many times that I have gone on 11street to make multiple purchases online, and while it has been convenient, the one thing that I enjoy about the experience is that the platform provides a vast range for every single tiered consumer out there.

New In Beauty | LANEIGE White Dew Skin Care Line and Silk Intense Lipstick

14.3.17




Calling Korean beauty addicts out there, we are definitely in for a treat with Laneige's new beauty launches, not one but two! - White Dew skin care line and the new range of Silk Intense Lipstick shades. Knowing how Laneige always throw in beauty surprises for all of their consumers, read on and ready to be amazed by all these new products by Laneige. 

Make Up For Ever Ultra Booster Collection

13.3.17


Prepping the skin before makeup application

I love how Make Up For Ever comes out with new releases that makes the inner makeup junkie in me squeal in delight. Now we all know that the Ultra HD Collection which was released in 2015 was a huge hit, but now the brand has blessed us with two brand new, additional products called the skin and lip boosters.

Can Can's Handmade | For Caramel Skin

10.3.17


On Can Can's Handmade

For most girls who have deeper skin tones, we often look around for dark lip shades to line and apply on the lips. This is not only because these colors compliment our skin-tone well but also because they make any makeup look that we wear rather fabulous and mysterious at the same time.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Tint

9.3.17


Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Tint

There is just something about lip tints isn't it? First we see it as a Korean makeup trend and now making its way into Malaysia, it seems to be quite a hyped up aspect in the beauty industry.


However I can understand the appeal of it- it doesn't dry the lips as much as a liquid lip or a matte lipstick would do, there is always some left over color that would stain the lips after a day's wear and if brands get the formulation right, it would keep your lips well hydrated and create a luscious color that would look extremely natural for wear as well.

Deliciously Good | The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Collection

8.3.17


The Latest Range by The Body Shop

The first thing that comes to mind when you take a look at The Body Shop's Almond Milk & Honey Range, is how deliciously good the collection is. Mirrored perfectly with a white cream based packaging, the line is suited for those who have sensitive and dry skin.

Air Asia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017

7.3.17


At AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017

Expanding its third edition of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017, ten Asean counties will be doing a region wide search for Asean designers to shine. Auditions will be taking place in each country's capital city from April to June 2016 and the Top 2 from each city will represent their country to stand a chance to win prizes worth at least RM350,000 and valuable experiences from industry experts.

The Body Shop Down To Earth Quad Eyeshadow Palette

6.3.17




I have been hearing plenty of good things over The Body Shop's Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette, and since we haven't really expanded on the brand's makeup range, I thought it would be a good time to sit down and have a really good look at their new additions for the New Year.


Hence, in preview of the collection where if you have seen on our Instagram Page, you would notice that The Body Shop has come up with a variety of quads together with an 8 shadow palette that have a great assortment of shades, ranging to suit every eye color imaginable.

The 7 Exclusive Islands In Johor | Must Visit Destinations

3.3.17



Islands in Johor

Life in the bustling Singapore can sometimes get a little too serious. With tight deadlines, strict rules and high targets to be met, your daily routine can easily turn into one boring and monotonous cycle. Luckily, there is something you can do about it. 

KLARA Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips | Yes Or No?

2.3.17


The KLARA Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips Range

Ever since KLARA Cosmetics had opened its doors to the Malaysian public, fans have been clamouring over their Kiss Proof Lips range.


The brand holds quite a good line of products that are great for inspiring MUAs as well, and going from foundation kits to palettes and makeup brushes, it would be pretty safe to say that they have capped their entire collection as an all rounder, in terms of heightening customer satisfaction and to catering to what they might need.

Biconi Facial Serum for Glowing & Radiant Skin

1.3.17


On Biconi Products

There is a huge part of me that absolutely loves facial serums, and having mentioned this in several postings before, I have already trialed quite a fair few already which have been implemented into my skincare regime. Currently, I have around 5 which I utilize religiously, and switching their usage back and forth for a couple of weeks at a time, my skin becomes renewed in new forms which I am quite happy with.


Nonetheless when new products come our way, I am always curious to give them a try, so taking out one of my routine serums, I replaced it with the one from Biconi, and even though it might seem small in form, don't let its little nature fool you, for what is inside, is way more powerful and concentrated than all my other four serums combined.

Anti-Aging? | THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Revitalizing Range

28.2.17


The Face Shop Yehwadam Revitalizing Line

Anti-aging skincare ranges is something that I have learnt to appreciate ever since I hit my mid 20s, and if you have been following up on our Instagram Page, you would know that I have giving a good go at The Face Shop's Yehwadam Revitalizing line that recently came into The Face Shop stores.

NYX Cosmetics | Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

27.2.17


Wearing NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Out of this World and Electromagnetic

Call me intrigued, but I have always been very tempted by metallic hues and dark shades. After all, the bigger, the bolder, the better! So when this new line from NYX became exclusively online on Hermo during the Christmas season, I took a chance and nabbed 6 out of the 7 colors available (there are 12 shades in total globally) and gave them each a good swatch.

The Cure to Melanin Overproduction? | Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency

24.2.17


On the Clarins White Plus Range

Ever since I hit my third trimester, there have been some visible changes to the skin. Now I have mentioned about my adjustment to it in several article posts before, and even though it wasn't really severe, getting use to these changes took time.

Percy & Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo | The Solution to Oily Strands

23.2.17


On Percy & Reed

Now many of you have heard about Percy & Reed and while we have first debuted their products back in 2015 on this website, their range never cease to amaze me. A couple of weeks back I have been on a lookout (okay that is an understatement - it was more like a hunting farce actually) on dry shampoos for my confinement, and going through products like Batiste, Morrocan Oil and more, I couldn't find one that I really took a liking to.

Maybelline the Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara

22.2.17



On Mascara Application

Drugstore mascaras are never usually my forte but I have to sit down and talk to you all about the Maybelline Volum'Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, because this is one winning formula that did not let me down.

How Does it Fare? | Marc Jacobs Under Cover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

21.2.17


For Glowing Skin | Prep & Prime

Ever since Marc Jacobs released their Under Cover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, we have heard nothing but good things on it. Having a rather in-depth discussion with some good friends in the beauty industry, it was noted that this was because many who have invested in it, appreciated its nutrient-rich formula that improves the skin's texture, as well as the product having a strong vitamin barrier that holds a good balance between the skin's natural layer and makeup.

Stain No More | KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic

20.2.17


The arrival of the Lip Gel Magic

Now we have heard a lot about the KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic buzzing all over the internet and as amazing as its results seem to be, its time to put it to the test and give it a whirl. So the first thing that you would need to know about this particular product is that the KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic is a lipstick coating gel.

The Perfect Summer Blush | Sleek MakeUP Blush by 3 in Lace

17.2.17


Blush by 3 in Lace

Warm tone blush palettes are one of my absolute favorites, and this trio named 'Lace' right here from Sleek MakeUP, is extremely complimentary to many skin tones. One of the reasons why I absolutely adore working with this set is not only because its color payoff is very pigmented, but also because it sets an amazing undertone to the skin, which goes very well with deep golden bronzer that is perfect for Summer too.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | A Cult Favorite?

16.2.17


On one of Laura Mercier's Best Sellers

Having used the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder for more than 2 years now, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite go-to setting powders that I have ever had the pleasure of encountering.


This might come off sounding a little bias I know, but having dealt with many setting powders in the past that often leave a white cast on the face (especially in photographs), it is quite a relief to see one that works so well, not only on camera but also in person.

Beter Make Up Brushes | SaSa

15.2.17


The Kit Set

I am not completely unfamiliar with Beter's Professional Makeup Brushes, but for those of you who do not know much about the brand, these cosmetic brushes from Spain have a pretty vast range and are great to use on an everyday basis.

Instant glow in a two weeks? | Nano White

14.2.17


Time to achieve radiance

I often get quite skeptical when it comes to whitening products, but this is because they often cause breakouts on the skin due to certain ingredients (like mineral oil, petroleum, silicone, etc) within. Best not to get me wrong though, for achieving radiance is a completely separate level for me and with the whole Korean trend about having porcelain like skin, the demand does seems to be there for products like these to peacefully coexist in the beauty industry.

ZA Autumn/Winter 2016

13.2.17




It has been awhile since we have done a full faced makeup look using just one brand, and even though this entire collection from ZA Cosmetics was released back in December 2016, the launch of the whole line was just too lovely to pass up.

Otterbox iPhone 7 | Strada Series Folio Case & Commuter Series

10.2.17




If there is anything that we have learnt about Otterbox over the time that we have begun using their iPhone cases, is that the brand is an extremely reliable one.


After all, crafting out multiple series that focuses on drop protection is not easy, but giving optimal performance together with a specific style suited to its user is a different matter, for it takes a issue of forward thinking any given day.

Murad | Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30

9.2.17


On Murad's Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF30

I was first introduced to the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in December last year, and from its description, it states that the product is a power pack fusion combining a primer, moisturizer and sun protection all into one.

Benefit Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Makeup

8.2.17


On trying Benefit Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Makeup

A common issue that most of us go through when living in Asian countries is that the pores on our faces are aplenty. This is completely normal though because of our hot climate, the change in humidity and other environmental factors; but at the end of it, it is basically due to factors that are beyond our control.

CURE Natural Aqua Gel | A Skincare Must Have?

7.2.17


On Skincare Discoveries

Having a good sit down with some friends a couple of weeks back, a new product discovery came to light after an enthusiastic exchange of beauty conversations between my peers.


You might recall sometime last year in December, there was an introductory to CURE's Water Treatment Skin Cream where we did some product testing on it, as well as its best selling Aqua Gel (IG Stories: @penmyblog), and even though on first impression both products were really good, we didn't really get to its in-depth benefits as much as I would have liked.

Yes or No? | Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip x Jessie J

6.2.17




I have been a huge fan of pigments and bold colors from a really young age, so it is not surprisingly that whenever a brand does a combination of the two well, I am immediately pulled in.


Make Up For Ever has been one of those artistry beauty brands that I have come to love over the years, and seeing that their products are crafted well for stage makeup, it means that their range has more lasting power, vividness and is made for a more comfortable wear.

Miseenscéne Power Swing M9 Hair Wax | A Strong Hold?

3.2.17


For Men's Styling

Hair styling is the one thing that men find important. The right product for a certain type of look is essential to making a look work.
Miseenscéne Power Swing M9 hair wax is a South Korean brand that is versatile and is capable of achieving challenging styles. It is a matte style hard wax with a hold/hardness level of 9 and shine rating of zero.

Witch's Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base

2.2.17


The Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base

Here is a little something to start our February. Last month, we came across a well raved K-beauty item from Althea called the Witch's Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base, and with its flecks of gold and luxurious packaging, we were tempted.  So enticed in fact that we went ahead and made a purchase out of it.

Yay or Nay? | Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

1.2.17


On Shiseido's latest

You know how it is when we come across new products that just revolutionize your skincare routine? Well, in terms of that, the latest launch of Shiseido's Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother takes the cake.


Discovering the product a couple of days ago, the claim for the Smart Filtering Smoother is that it improves shine and visible pores instantly. From we can tell you, this skincare item acts like a serum, with a finishing touch that creates photo-ready skin.

Fresh Fruits anyone? | Now! In Season

31.1.17


Seasonal Fruits 

This might surprise some but having healthy, premium quality produce in Malaysia is quite a household consideration. First off the checklist would be on the price, another would be whether the source of the said purchased produce would be safe enough to consume.

Hot Or Not? Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bars

30.1.17




Having chapped lips, I am always on the look out for lip products that are hydrating and moisturizing, and even though I am a huge fan of darker shades as well, I often opt for sweet wearable tones during the day. So when Laneige launched their Two Tone Tint Lip Bars a week a go, I had a good look at these four hues (there are 8 in total), and to put it mildly; these are by far the prettiest little things that I have ever had in my lip collection to kick start the year of 2017.

Save My Bag Launches at Suria KLCC

27.1.17


At the launch

As we have seen in the fashion domain, the possibilities on bag creations are endless. However, going over leap and bounds to producing something new and fabulous are certainly in the cards, hence curated 100% all the way from Bergamo Italy, Save My Bag is definitely one of them.

Detoxing? Just Maybe. | Kinohimitsu Wellness Smooth'D

26.1.17


Learning how to detox

Hey everyone, so its the fourth week of New Year and I am still in the midst of putting certain things in order to welcome our little addition to the family. With only having a month at hand, you can only imagine how hectic things have been, but nonetheless I ensure that time is still being made for myself, my family and what I love to do.

Sally Hansen | Complete Salon Manicure

25.1.17


Our top picks

It has certainly been awhile since we have last put a discussion on nails, but seeing as Sally Hansen has come up with their new Complete Salon Manicure range that is easy to do at home and looks effortlessly chic, let's have a closer view at the top 3 shades that have impressed.

Make Up For Ever's 1st Flagship Store in Pavilion

24.1.17


At MUFE's 1st Flagship Store at Pavilion

If you have been following this portal for awhile now, you would know that Make Up For Ever is just one of those beauty brands that is very near and dear to my heart, for not only do they expand on artistry but also in the creativity of the make of their products.

OFRA Cosmetics | Beverly Hills Highlighter

23.1.17




There are no words to describe how beautiful this OFRA highlighter is. Its strong pigmentation can rival Sleek's very own best seller Solstice palette, and for a great summer glow, there is a fantastic variety to play around with.

Sparkling in the New Year | OtterBox Crystal Edition

20.1.17


Just in time for New Year

When something glittery comes our way, it is almost near impossible not to uproot yourself from your seat and have a good look. OtterBox's Crystal Edition for the iPhone 7 did just that for the brand New Year, and with the case crafted with genuine Swarovski crystals fabric, it certainly did offer exceptional brilliance as well.

Diptyque | Rosa Mundi Collection

19.1.17


The Rosa Mundi Collection | Picture Credit: Sunshine Kelly

There is just something about Diptyque candles that just makes one feel extremely at ease and combining two of the most stunning rose scents in perfumery which is the Damascus and Centifolia, we unmask the brand's new Rosa Mundi Collection.

The 3 Highlights in Korean Skincare | The Face Shop

18.1.17


On Korean Skincare

For 2017, Korean skincare is all the rage, and seeing that I am currently on routine with my own personal skincare regime, a simple adjustment has been made, just to ensure healthier and more youthful looking skin.
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