Wednesday, 28 August 2013

REVIEW ON BIOTHERM PURE.FECT SKIN RANGE-ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL,MICRO EXFOLIATING PURIFYING TONER&PURE SKIN EFFECT HYDRATING GEL

I was very lucky to win a set of Biotherm product. Biotherm products are consider as those high end brands and I wish I could afford them when i was a student listening to how good these products are. Well, my dreams actually come true. Miss Corrine from Juniper Journal actually pick me as the winner and I got my wish came true =)  .


I have been trying this for around one month.  Before I share my experience with the products, I would just update the condition on my skin.  I have combination(normal on cheeks+ oily on nose) acne prone + sensitive skin. So, what I experience will be different from those with different skin than me.


This is going to be a long post on three of these products.


Pure.Fect Skin. Featuring L.Digitata, a powerful marine algae that produces a powerful purifying anti-bacterial protection, this complete range helps to matify your skin while keeping it hydrated, balanced, and clear of imperfections.


1. ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL(cleanser),
2 MICRO EXFOLIATING PURIFYING TONER(toner)
3 PURE SKIN EFFECT HYDRATING GEL (moisturizer)

1. ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL(cleanser),
2 MICRO EXFOLIATING PURIFYING TONER(toner)
3 PURE SKIN EFFECT HYDRATING GEL (moisturizer)










1. ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL
Direction: Use every morning and evening.
Wet the face with water, pour the gel into the palm of your hand, lather and apply in light dabs all over the face, avoiding eye contours.
Rinse off thoroughly with water and dry. Proceed to apply usual skincare treatment.

This cleanser is meant for normal to oily skin. This cleanser is just gel like and transparent. Be careful when pressing the tube as one need one very little gel liquid to lather up a huge amount of foam. The tube is made with plastic but the wording wouldn’t fade even after so many times of rough handling. Simple and good packaging. The cleanser doesn’t come with a box.

The words at the back of the tube of cleanser are full with French words but lucky the list of ingredients is in English. I got a lousy camera so can’t a take picture of the words. The first two ingredients are aqua and glycerin. It also contains lauric acid, zinc sulfate and Argilla vitreoscilla ferment. These ingredients are beneficial for acne prone skin.


It got a nice relaxing smell and cleans off even my makeup. Don’t let get into the eye area though as it may sting the eyes. My face does feel cleaner and less oiler compare to when I am using the Cetaphil gentle cleanser. It doesn’t dry out the area though or make me breakouts.








the bottle with the cap


behind the toner bottle with cap on



top view with the plastic sticker on

top view with the sticker remove



2.  MICRO EXFOLIATING PURIFYING TONER
Direction: Use daily, morning and evening, to clean skin. Soak a cotton pad with toner. Smooth the whole face, from middle to outside. Repeat until cotton pad wipes clean.
Dry skin by applying a tissue on face and gently pressing it with both hands to absorb excess liquid.


This toner is meant for combination skin to oily skin. So, don’t use this if you have dry skin because it contains alcohol. Moreover, don’t try to use this as mask as this contains alcohol. I don’t mean to say alcohol is bad but it will just clean the skin from sebum especially those with oily skin. I only use this on my T-zone area and this is really refreshing. It does help to prevent sebum which I think is good.

The bottle is made of plastic with non-fading words. One would have twist the cap (white) like taking out a screw until the cap came out. I think it is troublesome and I still find some toner got spill out if I accidentally drop it to the floor before I twist the cap. Other than, I like the packaging. The toner doesn’t come with a box.  So, inside the toner, there is a plastic sticker than you will remove before using.

The toner smell the same as the cleanser with a hint of alcohol. The smell disappear after applying though.





pure fect  skin effect gel

the cap for travelling

the bottle with the cap


the unique box



3.  PURE SKIN EFFECT HYDRATING GEL

Direction: Use every morning and / or evening on cleansed and toned skin. Place one dose into the palm of the hand. Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the centre. Finish by the neck. Avoid eye contour.

This moisturizer comes with a box wrap in thin plastic wrapper. The box is really nice and if you open the box, you will realize that there is the plankton design on the inner of the box. It is actually the picture of the Pure Thermal Plankton inside which has the ability to detect impurities and reduce them. Pretty and I just keep the box. I love the design of their moisturizer as the bottle is so cute and easily to hold =). They have the transparent cap to prevent spillage. I think that is thoughtful. The silver part does not fade even after using it for some time. So, no worries of dirtying your hands with silver dust later.

Unlike the ingredient printed on their bottles, the list of ingredients are printed on the box. The first four ingredients are aqua& glycerin, alcohol denat and dimethicone. There is also salicylic acid and zinc sulfate. This moisturiser is meant for combination skin to oily skin. So, don’t use this if you have dry skin as it can be irritating. It is really gel like and disappear into the skin after applying. It does moisturize and hydrate the skin. I find that the mortifying effect only last on my nose for about 6 hours. After that it will show sign of oiliness but still not as oily as if I am not using aything. On, the area that is normal, it is really well hydrated through the day.

The moisturizer smell amazing too =) . I find that the moisturizer does help to reduce the pimples or problematic area. I had pimples/acne because I couldn’t sleep well so I broke out. This does help to control the problem. I think those with combination skin would love this gel like texture.

Overall, I think this range is more suitable for oily skin than skin like mine. I still use them though but only in the morning when I need oil control and acne prevention =). It can be quite drying to my skin if I use it day and night. These products help with the acne prevention and oil control.

If you are unsure, you can buy their trial kit which only cost RM40 for 3 products that contain 20ml each. It is not expensive at all. I got this information from Juniper Journal.




I have tried using the whole products for 2 weeks and here is the results.

click to enlarge






ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL(cleanser), RM95 for 125ml
MICRO EXFOLIATING PURIFYING TONER(toner), 200ml for RM98
PURE SKIN EFFECT HYDRATING GEL(moisturizer),50ml for RM135

Trial kit, RM40 for three 20ml products.
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

REVIEW ON MONTAGNE JEUNESSE DE CLOGGED PORES STRIPS





there are three of these inside the one pack.






HERE IS THE INSTRUCTION on how to use them
Remove pore strip from inner pouch. Wash face and leave nose wet. Remove strip from backing & dampen smooth side of pore strip. Apply damp side of pore strip to nose and press down for contact. Leave to dry for 10-15 minutes, carefully remove from edges and peel off.

Use strip immediately once opened. Do not use on any other areas of the face or body and do not use on broken skin. Do not use pore strips more than 3 times in any one week. Remove strip promptly when stiff, if difficult to remove do not pull, re-wet and gently peel off. Keep out of reach of children.
http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/face-masks/skin-heroes/nose-pore-strips

Inside the packet, there is about three strips which are individually seals.  The nose packet in "paste" on a plastic and it easy to peal them off and paste it on the nose. The nose pack is in form of soft paper and it will turn hard once it dry up.  Then peel them of.  Since i don't have much problem with blackheads, i tried it on my family members.

So here is the results.  I am not using my nose as my blackheads is not that obvious on my lousy camera.



Removing the peel was really easy and not painful at all.  I can see those blackheads on it.  Not showing the peel with the blackheads on cause it will gross you out.  It does help remove those blackheads but not whiteheads.  I guess it is hard to remove whiteheads.



Made in UK.
Please visit official website http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/
Product are sponsored by Montagne Jeunesse Malaysia .However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

REVIEW ON COSMED COSMETIQUE C+M OIL CONTROL SERUM BLEMISH DEFENCE SERUM

Actually i did a Sasa haul last year before i started blogging.  I bought quite many products and it was difficult as my products only arrived  6 weeks later due to the problem of getting approval from the bank.  Gosh, i regretted and will think twice now unless i can't get it from somewhere else.  They have so many cheap things and i bought quite a number and throw out many products that i found unsuitable later.

Among products that i bought was this C+M oil Control Serum Blemish Defence Serum made in Korea due to many fantastic review inside.  I keep trying and trying this product a few time because i can't believe that it  just doesn't work for me but now i have finally to just review this.


The bottle is actually made from plastic and it doesn't come with a box.  It comes inside a plastic bag and with a card containing the details.  There is nothing at the back.  Sorry for no picture as I threw the card into the bin long ago.  The white cap is hard while the greenish is actually transparent so that you can see what is inside.



If you open the cap, then you will actually see the "round" head and just cut the "round" head off and you will get this.  That is to be able to dispense the products out and so that the cap can fit properly.  You will hear the sound of the 'click' when you close the cap.

The details at the bottle read that it is suitable for oily, mixed and acne prone skin and it is made in Korea.  The serum last really long.  It is transparent and blend with the face.


The absorption is medium.  I have to massage it to get the absorption rate  it higher.  It is scented but the smell disappear after few hours.  Still, i don't really like scent that is like those cough syrup.  Overall, it was only okay for me.  It didn't manage to rid of my acne or is it oil control.  It doesn't break me out though.

I think this product doesn't work for me.  I guess it is because i am living in such humid and hot weather that this product doesn't work as it does for others.  Most of the rave are from weather that is different from me and i didn't take that into consideration before buying it.

I guess i will just stick with my aspirin and clindamycin that works better than this serum for me.  My skin is just stubborn.



Products retails at USD 5.40 (10ml )at Sasa Hong Kong website.
Product are not sponsored.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Monday, 19 August 2013

REVIEW ON MONTAGNE JEUNESSE CUCUMBER&APPLE REVIVING MASQUE

MONTAGNE JEUNESSE



The packet is enough to apply on my face.  The mask smell of green apple which i do love.  I can still smell the green apple when i applied it on my face.  Smell yummy.   Besides, the smell is really relaxing and soothing.  The mask dried up quite fast and it will turn into greyish white from the original colour of light green.  So, i will wash once it turn white.  Don't leave any longer on your skin or it will be very drying on your skin.  My face was feeling clean and refresh.  It is quite easy to remove it with water.  The mask doesn't stain my towel or leave residue too.  After washing the mask off, one can follow up with serum or sheet mask.  I just prefer the refreshing feeling and the smell of the wonderful green apple of clay mask and it soak up the oil on my oily t-zone.

As my skin is combination, acne prone and sensitive, i do use clay mask to clean my face to avoid clogged pores.  I don't go for facial so this is how i normally do my pampering session at home.


OMG, ugly bare skin > <







RM6.90(6mlX2) .  Made in USA
Please visit official website http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/
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Sunday, 18 August 2013

HISHOP-SATISFIED YOUR LUST FOR ONLINE SHOPPING

Welcome to my blog. I hope you do like my new layout and some new features in this blog. I know my previous one was really ugly and not user friendly at all =( Anyway, thanks everyone. I really appreciate your comments and they really mean so much to me.

Today I am going to share with you about HiShop.

HiShop is actually an online shopping website that offers original products. They keep increasing the number of brands offer inside their shop which I think is good. Most of the brands are usually not available in Malaysia for examples Jelly Pong Pong and Candydoll. Well, if you are living in the jungle like me, then you will definitely appreciate online shopping since these are the places where I can feast my eyes on and buy things.

(click on the picture if they are too small)




They offer free shipping with RM50 purchases and you will get two samples that you can choose for every purchase! They changed the samples quite often and there are usually full size samples such as TT mask and the famous Twistband. There is even Cash On Delivery where you only pay when the products arrive on your door step but that applied only for those living in Klang Valley.




They have loyalty rewards, customer reviews and blog reviews where you can use the points to buy things inside the website. They also always have many competitions at the their HiShop Facebook page to rewards their customer. 



To log in their website is really simple. Just log in with your Facebook account or you can choose the difficult way that is by emails. It is easy to navigate inside the website. What I like about the upgrade HiShop website is that their instructions come with photo which is very much easy to follow. Well, I don’t like to read a lot of words and having pictures are really helpful.



Sales!  Who doesn't like sales? So you can buy them much cheaper. Their customer service is really good. I was only asking some stupid questions and they replied me in just two days. I thought it would take 2 weeks for someone to reply to my questions.




Oh, about the box. You don’t have to worry about products leaking as they wrap it so securely that you even think it is too much for just a small package. Your products will come in the super girly pink box =).

See they wrap it even if it is so small and tiny.  You can trust that your products will arrive securely!





Lastly, you can have a look at the products reviews =) .






Check out HiShop today =).  You can check out Hishop Malaysia Facebook Page and Hishop Website
Happy shopping =)
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

MY DIET FOR A 23 INCH WAIST

korean diet , slimming diet

When it comes to being thin, most would say being thin is because of good genes. Well, just as having good genes for skin, one would blame it all on the build of what our ancestor had given to us. One might have given good genes but if you do not take care or maintain it, of course the good genes will just go to waste.

I may not be the best person to tell you the right way to go on a diet since I am not even a medical student but I will share with you my way of diet. I wouldn’t say it is the best but this is what I normally eat. My waist is 23inches and I can tell you I rather have a bigger waist because it so hard to buy pants and skirts in Malaysia!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate shopping for pants or skirts as those that fits me is those low cut pants. I used to have a bloating stomach but I don’t have it now.
So, here goes the list of my ant waist diet. I hope it doesn’t scare you.




Breakfast

A small bowl of lentils ( red kidney beans/mung beans) with sandwiches (two slices of whole meal bread with cheddar cheese+ ½ tomato(skin removed) )
or
tea/ black coffee with Taiwan pancake ( flour + onions leaves)
or
tea/ black coffee with a bowl of vermicelli (only with cabbage+carrots)
or
tea/ black coffee with 1 slices of homemade pizza ( topping with different colour peppers+ onions+ mozarrella cheese+ tomatoes+ pizza sauce)


I don’t take milk, mayonnaise, salad sauce or Nescafe.
I am not sure about the goodness of salad as I don’t eat salad.





Morning tea
(To have after 1 hour after breakfast)

Fruits-oranges, grapes, kiwi, raisins, apples, watermelon, green apples (favourite fruits for those on diet)




Lunch

A bowl of rice, soup (ABC or lotus roots or old cucumber + lean meat),steamed fish with lady fingers (green vegetables for ex asparagus, long beans, spinach)
Or
A bowl of rice, water tofu (topping with slices mushroom) ,steamed fish with cabbages (any green vegetables)
Or
A bowl of rice, pumpkin (with little garlic) , eggplants + steamed chicken eggs (mushroom+minced meat)
Or
A bowl of rice, fried dumpling (green peas+minced meat+ carrots) ,steamed fish a lot of zucchini with spinach
Or
Vinegar sushi rice, nori , eggs, zucchini , carrots , steamed fish with hot green tea


I don’t sauté the ingredients for soup. Don’t use bones to cook the soup as there would be more uric acid.(uric acid is harmful to our body)
I don’t eat the intestines of animals.
I don’t like cucumber actually but I will force myself to eat it if I am eating fried food.





Tea
(To have after 1 hour after lunch)



Fruits-oranges, grapes, kiwi, raisins, apples, watermelon, green apples (favourite fruits for those on diet)

Or

Green tea with three pieces of high fibre biscuits

Or

A handful of nuts like macadamia, almond or hazelnut. NO peanuts. Pistachio can be taken more than one handful as it will cause toxic inside the body.
Or
Sweet potatoes soup (no sugar) / steamed tapioca
Or
A small bowl of winter fungus
Or
A small bar of dark chocolates



Tea is a must in my life. It is bad if I don’t get to eat.
I don’t eat anything with peanut butter now as they give me bad skin.





Dinner

Pan mee with cabbages, a little of anchovies

Or

chappati / Tosei with dhal and plain water

Or

spaghetti with spaghetti sauce & some vegetables

Or

rice with vegetables soup



At night, I eat like a pauper but it does not mean you can skip having dinner! If you don’t want to look old, make sure you have your dinner.




Of course I love sweet food such as New York cheesecake, macaroon and everything sweet but I will only eat that once a month for tea or dessert.


The same goes for ice cream. I will only have it once per month because I tend to finish the whole box of 1L once I start eating them. I can’t control myself when it comes to ice cream.

If you notice, I don’t eat chicken. It is not that I hate them. In fact I love fried chicken but I only eat them once a month. Besides, I only eat maximum two pieces of them.

Other than that, I will sure that I had eaten all the colours of vegetables and fruits.
I wouldn’t eat more than 3 eggs per week.
Not more than a handful of anchovies too.
I don’t eat sweets. Even if I do, it will only be two or three sweets per month.




What a long entry… I hope that it doesn’t bore you. Do you have a diet like me?
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Monday, 12 August 2013

MY DAY AND NIGHT SKINCARE PRODUCTS


For the past many years I had been trying so many products mainly from drugstore.  Yeah, Watsons and Guardian is my favourite places to shop for them.   I will never fail to buy each time I got into Watsons and my wallet will just cry each time.  Well, I had bad skin and so I keep on looking for the “magic potion” to cure them.  Recently, I tone down the amount of products I use as I finally have found some of my favourites.

To share, I have combination (normal on cheeks + oily on T-zone), acne prone and sensitivity.  Most people misunderstand that sensitivity means sensitive to certain chemical ingredients.  My sensitivity is hereditary.  Not only do i breakout or flushed because of certain chemicals, i also turned red easily when i am shy or feeling hot.  My skin is naturally thinner than normal people and this can't be fix.  Even some natural and organic products can make me flare up with redness all over.

Normally, if I go for facial analysis, the beautician will either ignore the fact that I have sensitive skin or ignore that I have acne prone skin and not see my skin as overall.  That is one reason I avoid “facial” now.  By right, I wanted to see a good dermatologist but I took matters into my own hands and luckily nothing bad happened to me.  I wouldn't say my skin is super duper fantastic but it is the best I have after this 10 years of battling acne.

My morning/day skincare routine


1.Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I raved about this a few times.  It calms down my sensitive skin and doesn’t dry out my cheeks.  Just that it is not enough for my t-zone.  I find that I couldn't use cleanser meant for combination or oily skin as they tend to dry my skin too much. However, don’t expect this to clear up the acne or pimples you have.  Since it moisturize my skin, I can even skip on moisturiser.  I heard that not everyone suits this cleanser but it works on me. Review here

2.La Roche Posay Anthelios 60
It is super ultra light sunscreen that is really just like the light lotion.  It is expensive but worth the money spend.  I bought mine from the strawberrynet.com  and it is my most expensive sunscreen ever.  This is my daily sunscreen because this doesn’t contain physical blocker( zinc ozide or titanium oxide) which clogged my pores.  I prefer chemical sunscreen as they don't have the white residue that make me white. However, i do use physical blocker type of sunscreen if i am going out swimming at the sea.  Review here

3.*Mycin clindamycin (optional)
Opps, i forgot the mycin picture but you can check the photo from my review on it.  This is the antibiotic I use when I have breakout.  I am not suppose to use this everyday as the bacteria may just get immune to it and it won’t work anymore.  Make sure that the skin is dry before applying too. Just spot treat it.  As I am aging into my late 20s, my skin couldn’t handle the benzoyl peroxide.  Benzoyl peroxide dry my skin and left big painful marks on me and the acne still wouldn't disappear. Review here

4.Lipbalm/Mentholatum lip ice sheer colour/Kose Q10 pure medicated UV cut
Lipbalm is a must as my lips will chap like crazy since it is always so dry.  I tried quite a few and still find mentholatum one of the best.  Some leave a weird taste on my tongue and i don't like it.  The Kose Q10 i bought it in my sasa haul last year and it was quite cheap. About RM3 and it is scent free and taste free.  Just that it is not so moisturising.


Since my skin is sensitive, i can't use too many skincare products or do the fantastic skincare 'layering' on my skin.  My skin will just flare up or get clogged easily.  Besides, applying those serum will just get "wasted" on my skin since sensitive skin like mine would not be able to absorb anything or they might worsen my current skin state.  I have to wait until the skin calm down.





Night skincare routine


1.Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I use this too at night. Sometimes, I use the Tebe lavish soap when I am bathing and forget about carrying the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser into the bathroom.  I don't makeup and i use sunscreen which is not waterproof.  So, no worries about not cleansing enough.


2.*Mycin clindamycin (optional)
Only on areas with break out.



3.Senka Hoshitsu Lotion S
This is all in one moisturizer and it is really light and provides enough moisture to my skin. I am using the one for combination to oily skin.  I applied this all over my face but avoided the area with breakouts. Review here


4. Vaseline
To moisturise my dry lips.  I didn't review this though.  Maybe next time.






My night routine is really simple and I am only using my own bare hand to wash my face. It actually works fine although I want to try the Clarisonic too > <   .  For the mean time, I couldn't do the layering for fearing that my skin would have ‘angry’ acne popping up again.


My acne is mostly at my cheeks and a friend told me that it is due to hormone imbalance. I guess it can’t be help and what I can do is try to ‘tune’ it by sleeping enough, eat balance food and exercise.


Besides the daily skincare I usually use aspirin mask, mud mask, blemish mask and natural DIY mask (tomato mask and lemon mask) twice weekly. I don’t really like the egg mask since it is smelly and sticky. I am not really a fan of sheet masks for the reason they are always too big on my face. I don’t use scrub, whitening and ageing products temporarily. Yeah, of course I wanted to brighten my face that has freckles but unfortunately I can't. I will venture into anti ageing products soon as I am already in my late 20s.  I avoided eye cream since the last serious allergic I had last year. I am kind of paranoid to try eye cream and may have to go through the "pain" again. Let's just say my eye bags is there but i can't do anything about it for the moment.


My bare face before going to sleep.  This is my current skin now. Not edited.  Hopefully it doesn't creep you out. > <




My skincare products will change again in a few months time since I like to stray. I am still tweaking and trying the Biotherm Pure.fect.


Mind sharing your skincare day and night skincare products with me?  Who knows i might find some gems hidden.
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Sunday, 11 August 2013

TIPS FOR SKIN WHITENING



While the westerner loves their skin tan, we Asian prefer fair. Well, at least not darker than our natural skin tone right? Well, I haven't found anyone who wants to get any darker than they already are in Malaysia.



The common question of people asking me would be how did I stay fair in such a weather although I think I am just normal. Surprisingly, someone asked me to get "tan" to add some colour to my pale skin as I looked like a vampire when I was in my secondary school. Others will ask me the secret to my fair skin and I joked that I "bleached" my skin with Klorox. Once upon a time, I was clueless about sunscreen or sunblock and thus have some freckles that has yet to disappeared as I am still “fixing” the skin problem one by one.



We usually find whitening, brightening skincare in Asia. Well, it would definitely get attention here in Asian rather than "tanning products". No one wants to be tan here even if one is born with tan skin =p. Everyone wanted to be a bit fairer or just stay the same skin colour that they are.  At least i have not hear anyone saying that they want to be as dark as the charcoal yet.



I do believe that diet do plays a big role in having fair skin. Who doesn't want porcelain skin and be fair right? Well, beauty needs effort. It is not magic .  I would say maintaining something is much harder than getting it. How much time and effort you have for your skin does show. Food and lifestyle do play a role even when you have the best skincare in the whole world.  So, i am going to share my secret for fair skin.  I  "bleach" my skin everyday.

1, 2, 3 ...







Hahaha...eat oranges or food containing high vitamin C everyday! I don't know about the vitamin C tablets cause i prefer fresh fruits.

Of course we have heard a lot about the benefits of Vitamin C from fresh fruits such as lemon, oranges, kiwi and papayas provides you with fair and beautiful skin. However, vitamin C is usually easily destroyed by heat so cooked food do not contain as much benefits as they do in fresh fruits.


Skin whitening products are also usually made from Citrus fruits and are thus acidic. So, if you have acne problems or sensitivity, I would suggest you to avoid using any whitening products first. They could worsen your acne! Treat your acne first before trying any whitening products. That include kiwi skincare products. Much that I do love to eat them, I usually avoid Kiwi if I got break out or my skin will never heal from those annoying scars.


As for food intake, fruits high in Vitamin C is good for your skin as it actually whiten your skin in long run. It will not only make you fairer but also brighter after some time. I notice that i am much fairer if I consume more oranges everyday. An orange a day will make you fairer and prettier too. Well, if you don't like oranges, maybe go for Lemon and honey? They taste really great. Food intake and skin products will have to go together to target your skin and what you want to achieve. Their effect would be much faster ^^.






This is just my personal experience and unprofessional view on certain things.
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Friday, 9 August 2013

REVIEW ON LOREAL LUCENT MAGIQUE BB SKIN LUMINATING BB CREAM

LOREAL LUCENT MAGIQUE BB SKIN LUMINATING BB CREAM

This is the first time i tried BB cream coming from Loreal.  Before that, i had heard many not so good review about this BB cream.  This BB cream claimed to self adjust to every skin tone which i of course do not believe it the moment i press the bb cream out of the tube.  The cream is pure white with tiny capsules like scrub.

It claimed to minimises pores, smoothen skin texture, covers spots, reduces the appearance of fine lines, even skin tone, luminous finish, 24 hours of hydration, all day comfort, light feel texture and spf 20+++.  It is suppose to make the skin glows from within, all day light feel and radiant complexion.



LOREAL LUCENT MAGIQUE BB CREAM
the swatches.  I have not blend it in circular mode.

The BB cream contains bb capsules that when activated will self adjust to every skin tone.  Personally, i tried this twice.  The first time, it was a total failure as i look totally white like a ghost and i had to apply another darker tone bb cream on top making me looking a little better but still white.  The mistake was i applied it like how i normally just apply any bb cream. Dot on the photo head and just swipe across.

The second time, i realise that it may have something to do with my application to turn the white beads into color close to my skin.  I have to apply it in circular method and break the capsules like a scrub with tiny beads into colour to our skin.  Keep going around and around in circular mode( like clockwise) until the colour turn from white to yellowish.  I am not sure how it will turn on other skin.  It turn into my skin colour from being white at first.  I didn't have breakout that day so i am not sure if it will cause me allergies.  It does illuminate the skin but not sure about oil control as my T-zone was a little oily after 8 hours.

So here is the bb cream on my face.  Sorry, nothing on my face except the bb cream.



Overall i think it is not bad except that there should be printed where the consumer are told how to apply the bb cream or i think most will apply BB cream the usual way instead of applying it in circular mode until the colour changes.


This is not a sponsored review.  Samples are from the samples event conducted by Loreal Paris Malaysia. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

REVIEW ON BURT'S BEES RICHLY REPLENISHING COCOA& CUPUACU BUTTERS BODY LOTION



It smell really nice. I can say that it smell like chocolates since it is cocoa butter.  The lotion is milky white and it absorb really well.  It is not greasy and oily.  Just that the moisturisation effect doesn't last that long on my leg since my leg is dry like desert.  I love the smell of chocolate that i feel like licking my own legs?

Burt's Bees products are organic with no chemical.  So, if you do not like any chemical things, do try Burt's  Bee lotion. Overall i think it smell great but the moisturise does not last long.
As for me, I am too lazy to apply anything after bathing so that is why my legs are dry.  I would just slap on those "whatever products my face doesn't like" on them since i don't like to waste products.  Besides, my mum finishes her products so slow and to her, i am Overboard in the "vain categories".   Having more than 3 skincare products are considered vain to her?  My gosh, i think most people are vain now.Oh, So, my poor or lucky legs to get all those skincare meant for the face.  hahaha



6.5g Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion is from April Bag of love .Thanks to The Butterfly Project-Beauty Blogger

Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion 170ml for RM62.80 at Sephora
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Sunday, 4 August 2013

REVIEW ON MELVITA NECTAR BRIGHT BRIGHTENING ESSENCE AND BRIGHTENING CREAM


Melvita's Brightening Cream and Brightening Essence are Melvita new organic brightening range, Nectar Bright. This range uses the five exceptional white flowers for an even-toned luminous complexion.  The Nectar Bright range utilizes active ingredients to help tackle pigmentation, dark spots and premature aging that can result from exposure to environmental elements and harsh UV radiation.

I went to a skin consultation and the beautician was horrific that i have pigmentation on my right side of my face.  Well, beautician will always overly act out on our skin when it is not even that serious to begin with.  Over with that, i managed to claim the Melvita cream and essence after searching my phone for the photo after 15 minutes.  I become nervous and was wondering why can't they just let me have it?  It is just 5 packets of 2ml cream and 5 packets of 2ml essence.  They claimed it to worth Rm130.  Well, i saw a lot of people were complaining that is 10 packets of 2ml does not even look like it is worth RM130.  Well, if according to maths, the cream 10ml would worth RM53 and the 10ml essence would worth RM70.So, RM53+RM76= RM129
For that kind of price, i would expect that it really does the job in getting rid of my pigmentation.
The samples comes in sachets.  Personally, it would be a better idea if it could come in a 10ml in a bottle.

I got it after some hassle =(.  It wasn't a good day for me to collect samples as i had trouble in two counters but lets not dwell on it already.




The Brightening essence is quite watery with a nice flowery smell.  The cream also smell the same except that it is more creamy.  Sorry, the picture is not clear and i didn't use it.  I don't use cream cause cream cause me clogged pores.  My pores clogged too easily.





Here is my photo of the pigmentation, actually it is my freckles.  I had freckles over my cheeks when i was young but they disappeared when i accidentally discovered the "secret" to get rid of them.  Now, i am too lazy so the right side came back again.  Yeah, more skin trouble =(  .  All because i am so lazy to use sunblock.




I think it does help with my dark spots but it doesn't get rid of it completely since my dark spots are those consider extreme stubborn.  It really take a long of time to get rid of it completely.  Since i only 5 packets that lasted me about a week, so that is all i could see.  The bright brightening essence doesn't irritate and dry the skin out.  So, i think this is suitable for those who are looking for natural, organic products after solving acne problems if you don't mind the price tag.

I don't really like to use brightening or whitening cream since they usually doesn't help me much but irritate my acne prone and sensitive skin.  I usually don't advocate using whitening or brightening products for those with acne prone skin since i went through those problems before myself.  I want to be fairer but the pimples just won't go away when i am on whitening products.  (seems like Asian are obsessed about having fair skin)



Brightening Cream RM215/40ml

Brightening Essence RM230/30ml30ml RM230



The samples are from a sampling event conducted by Melvita Malaysia in May 2013.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy retails at Product are sponsored by
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Thursday, 1 August 2013

REVIEW: MELVITA ROSE EXTRAORDINARY WATER


picture from Melvita website

I got a 28ml sample of this from The Juniper Journal beauty box.  I saw mixed review about this extraordinary water and was wondering whether to try it.  Then again, nothing to lose and i tried it on half of face incase i break out.




This extraordinary rose water is watery and something like the Japanese Senka Hoshitsu lotion.  I read that this extraordinary water is raved over in western countries but it is not popular in Malaysia since it is so expensive.  I find it moisturising and should be just applied on the face like moisturisers and not swipe it over the face.  Since this is lightweight like watery gel, it is quite cooling and easily absorbed after applied over the face especially when the skin "cracked" and with skin that just doesn't like anything creamy.  My skin dislike cream and tend to break out with anything called cream =(  so i always steer clear of it.  Cream is like poison to my skin so i don't use anything cream.  It is expensive to use it as mask since i read somewhere it cost Rm79 because it is also an organic and natural products.

It smell of rose which is the first ingredients and the second ingredients is lemon.  Lemon can be irritating so try to do a test patch first incase if you are not suitable to it.  Overall, rose water is okay and known for soothing dry skin and will be extraordinary if your skin is dry and in need of light moisturiser.  I don't think it could help with anything called pigmentation, acne or pimples.  I tried it when my skin was very dry to the point of flakes came out and it is very good and soothing to that area but for the oily area, it doesn't help =P  .  I think it will be good as toner for people with dry skin.

Another affordable dupe that i would say would be the Senka Hoshitsu lotions which are much kinder to the pocket but Hoshitsu lotion is not a natural or organic product.


28ml samples from the Juniper Journal box.  ^^  Appreciate it very much.  It is not a sponsored review.
The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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