Friday, 29 August 2014

REVIEW ON L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++

Good day everyone =).

Many do use powder on daily basis especially when one started using makeup.  I think it is one of the staple makeup products besides lip products.  However,one common problem that I find is that many will apply the powder thickly in order to help ease out the oil on the face. Normally the powder will disappear and leave the face looking so oily by noon itself.

 L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++
the box is also in metallic pink which is so pretty

So introducing to you the L'oreal Paris Mat Magique all in one compact that helps making your face matte without the dry, cakey and plastic look of the face.


Modern Matte is all about creating a light, smooth effect that’s radiant and fresh. Imagine shine-free with perfectly poreless-looking effectskin that lasts all day without the need for touch-ups.


With the all-new Mat Magique All-in-One Compact by L’Oréal Paris, you can instantly transform your skin. A beauty breakthrough in the form of a superior unique mineral: Natural Volcanic Perlite mattifies skin and absorbs sebum, giving you a shine-free, freshly-applied look for hours on end.



This all-in-one compact powder works three ways for a lasting Modern Matte look:

1) Primes – Mat Magique’s skin balancing properties prepare skin for a flawlessly matte or shine-free finish that lasts up to 12 hours*, even in a hot and humid environment like Malaysia. Best of all, you don’t have to touch up!

2) Covers – Mat Magique helps to conceal blemishes and imperfections, providing the ultimate coverage like any foundation, while caressing skin with a veil of lightweight powder. With its refined airy smoothing finish, skin is instantly transformed.



3) Protects – With SPF34 PA+++, Mat Magique offers broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays, making sure your skin stays shielded from potential aggressors for long-term beauty.



L’Oréal ParisMat Magique All-in-One Compact is available in three shades that are specially-formulated for South East Asian skin tones: R1 Rose Ivory, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 Golden Ivory.


L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++
Here is how the box looks like



 L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++
pretty chic pink casing

 L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++
the back is transparent-i got the Rose Ivory

 L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++
the powder comes with a latex sponge and mirror
I got the one Rose Ivory.  It is compatible with my skin tone unless I apply a few layer which is certainly not the right way to apply powder.

sorry for the different lighting.  I only apply a layer of a very thin powder here
see the differences?  My eye bags are already out but my face still stay matte even after 10 hours


  True to the claim, it does keep my face matte throughout the whole day until I wash my face.  It doesn't cake on my face and looks very natural unless you apply a lot (4 to 5 layers of powder) .  The sponge that comes with it makes the application easy and the power is really soft on my face.  I prefer to use the latex of sponge provided as really help the powder to adhere to the face.  I think this is truly a good drug stores product to have.





L’Oréal ParisMat Magique All-in-One Compact R1 Rose Ivory, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 Golden Ivory retails at RM39.90, refills are available for RM19.90.
For more information, please visit L'Oreal Facebook and L'Oreal official website . Product are sponsored by Loreal Malaysia.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

REVIEW ON MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM







Mary Cohr Light Moisturizing Cream
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MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM

The box- ingredients list.

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM


MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM


MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM

This care cream diffuses hydrating plant active ingredients in the skin, holding water in the skin and giving dehydrated skin back its radiance and beauty.

The skin is well hydrated and protected, it feels completely comfortable again and the wrinkles caused by dehydration are plumped.


ACTIVE COMPONENT
Aloe Vera Extracts : Nourish, hydrate, facilitate cell regeneration and soften the skin.
Jojoba Oil : Nourishes the skin and reinforces its hydrolipidic film.

USE : Apply daily, morning and evening, to the whole of the face.

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM
there is the Mary Cohr cover on the glass jar

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM
very opaque light cream
 There is no spatula provided so I suggest you to have one and not dip your fingers in it to avoid contamination.

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM
Mary Cohr light moisturising cream after applying immediately

MARY COHR LIGHT MOISTURISING CREAM


The jar is actually quiet heavy since it is made of glass.  So if you are bringing it for travelling, I suggest that you transfer it to the smaller glass jar for lighter travelling.

The cream is opaque white and turn transparent after applying on the skin leaving a light sheen on the skin.
I love the smell of the cream. It is light and surely not overpowering.  The smell lasted for few hours after applying so don't worry even if you do not really like the smell.

It is certainly is light and not too heavy on my skin so I use it during the day when I need something extra to help hydrate the skin.  It doesn't leave a greasy feeling so I sure do like it.  It moisturises the skin and doesn't cause breakout so I use this during the day.  No SPF so you could use this at night too.=)

Mary Cohr Light Moisturizing Cream retails at RM158.  Made in France.
For more information, please visit official website Mary Cohr. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Thursday, 14 August 2014

REVIEW ON CARBONATED WATER, SPARKLING WATER (KOREAN TREND IN 2014)

Carbonated water (also known as club soda, soda water, sparkling water, seltzer water or fizzy water)

I wrote Here and Here about some of the Korean trends. It has became really popular to clean the skin with carbonated water and there are so many products using carbonated water or another word for it would be sparkling water.  Even Laneige came up with the sparkling water mask.

Many Korean and Japanese celebrities use this carbonated water in their skincare routines and was said that it helps to clean the pores for a flawless skin.  Of course everyone would want flawless skin right?

Thanks to that I have finally decided to give it a try and so I bought this carbonated drink Spritzer from Giant.  I was curious on the taste and so I decided to drink.  The results?  It taste just like mineral water and with a bubble popping inside the mouth.  My stomach was a little warm and I was wonder if it is just me feeling that.  Do not have to worry as it do not contain any sugar or calories.

1.  Prepare 1:1 ratio of carbonated water and mineral water for the cleansing.
2.  Wash your face first.
3. Then dip your face inside the water with the eyes close for 10 seconds.
4.  Do not rinse.  Just wait for the face to dry and follow with your skincare routine.
5.  Use it once in a week for sensitive and dry skin.

CARBONATED WATER, SPARKLING WATER (KOREAN TREND IN 2014)

CARBONATED WATER, SPARKLING WATER (KOREAN TREND IN 2014)



So, the results.  I don't know if it is this brand or me alone.  There is no bubbles forming at my face when I dip my face in it probably the concentration for this brand is not high enough.  It just feel like washing my face with plain water.

I did it 3 times in a week and my face were less oiler.  It is good to help regulate the oil in the pores but other than that I am not sure what it will do.  One would have to do it more than one month to see obvious results such brightening and cleaner face.  As for me, I am too lazy to keep dipping my face in the water so I stop doing it already after 2 weeks.

I prefer to just buy products that contain higher concentration of those carbonated water in it to see much faster effect.  I am not patience enough for this.

So, have you tried this carbonated water or sparkling water trend?


Products retails at RM3.90 per bottle of 1L.  For more information, please visit Spritzer official website. Product is not sponsored.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014

Natural makeup is such a huge thing these days and not everyone can go out with smokey eyes on daily basis especially in Malaysia.  So, I think many Malaysian find natural makeup one of their favourite looks.  With the extreme hot and humid weather, I find most of my makeup will melt down even before the end of the day.  Therefore, I do change a little of the normal makeup that the Korean do.

Basically, their usual consist of drawing the eyebrow straight with eyebrow mascara, cc cream, cc cushion, lip tint&peach blusher.  They do not use powder as it will take away the 'glow'.

As for me, this is how I normally do my makeup for a natural look.  Actually no one notices anything on the days I don't even makeup.  So, it is like makeup but no makeup.  Oh, gosh.  What am I talking about?





MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014
1.  Just fill in the spares very lightly to balance the eyebrow for a straight eyebrow.  No obvious changes to the eyebrow.Do not need to draw too thick or too dark.  Korean eyebrows look natural.






MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014
2.  Mix the bb&cc cream.  Apply the mixture on the face with a rubbery kind of puff.  Pat it on the face.
3.  The apply a little CC cream/CC cushion on the parts that you want to highlight such a cheek bone and forehead.


MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014
4.  Apply liptint using the gradient lip style. Use lip concealer after applying the lip tint.

MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014
No touch up. Does it look natural? Oh and sorry, I forgot mascara or fake eyelashes.
MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014
Sorry look angry here but the gradient lips look more obvious here.

MAKEUP: KOREAN NUDE GLOWY MAKEUP&GRADIENT LIPS 2014




So, here is it =),  I don't apply a lot of bb cream unless you are using those water resistance or waterproof type or else it would all melt few hours later and mix with the oil and cause skin trouble later.  In the room itself is 31 Celsius.
For those working in aircon room-use cc cream or CC cushion since it contain more moisture than BB cream.



You do not have to use all the products I list here as it is just suggestion.

Here is the list of product use:
1. ZA Eyebrow pencil / clear eyebrow mascara /brow shadow. Go for your natural hair colour.
2. LC derma CC cream (get one that is water resistance)
3. Tony Molly BB cream (again get one that is water resistance)
4. light coral blusher or very light pink (MAC blusher- azalea in the afternoon) ( you could use none as well)
5. liptint in orange or pink (I used Elianto lip colour, lipstick mix with lipbalm)
6. Brown eyeliner (optional)

Tips&tricks
1. I mix the bb cream with cc cream for a healthy glow look and for enough coverage.  My ratio is about 2:1     .  If your skin do not have any skin problem to cover or have dry skin, then just use cc cream or cc    cushion.
2. Korean generally use cc cream that is one tone lighter than their natural skin colour for a fairer &brighter looking effect.  If you find that is just too 'white' &unnatural , then mix it with bb cream or foundation. You could skip it if you have flawless skin.
3. I use a rubbery kind of puff to just pat the mixture of cc&BB cream onto my face for even coverage.
4.  Highlight is done in a very subtle way with just using cc cream or cc cushion. (reason for the 'light' colour)
5. No bronzer or shimmery makeup products.
6. You could use clear mascara and only apply the fake eyelashes(cut them into few pieces) at outer corner of the eyes.



Ps: This year makeup focus more on the lips instead of on eyes.  So, go for orange or pink lips with gradient effects =)  .


This is not a sponsored review. The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

L'OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE ALL IN ONE COMPACT WITH SPF 34 PA+++




L’Oréal Paris Malaysia has just introduced the all-new L’Oréal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One Compact with SPF 34 PA+++ recently.


This product which is specially developed and formulated for South East Asian women, allows you to achieve your dream of having abeautifully fresh, radiant and perfectly poreless-looking effect complexion that lasts for up to 12 hours*!


Fresh from Paris Fashion Week, the Modern Matte look is taking the beauty world by storm. Forget the dull and chalky effect that we used to associate matte skin with; Modern Matte is all about creating a light, smooth effect that’s radiant and fresh. Imagine shine-free with perfectly poreless-looking effectskin that lasts all day without the need for touch-ups.


With the all-new Mat Magique All-in-One Compact by L’Oréal Paris, you can instantly transform your skin. A beauty breakthrough in the form of a superior unique mineral: Natural Volcanic Perlite mattifies skin and absorbs sebum, giving you a shine-free, freshly-applied look for hours on end.



This all-in-one compact powder works three ways for a lasting Modern Matte look:

1) Primes – Mat Magique’s skin balancing properties prepare skin for a flawlessly matte or shine-free finish that lasts up to 12 hours*, even in a hot and humid environment like Malaysia. Best of all, you don’t have to touch up!

2) Covers – Mat Magique helps to conceal blemishes and imperfections, providing the ultimate coverage like any foundation, while caressing skin with a veil of lightweight powder. With its refined airy smoothing finish, skin is instantly transformed.



3) Protects – With SPF34 PA+++, Mat Magique offers broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays, making sure your skin stays shielded from potential aggressors for long-term beauty.


It’s official – matte is in this season. With Mat Magique, you can easily recreate the Modern Matte look with just one sweep, and finish it off with your favourite Color Riche Moist Matte. Let your skin take centre stage and revel in the feeling of being noticed for all the right reasons. After all, it’s “Because You’re Worth It”!

To complete the Modern Matte look is the new L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte, a range of rich and vivid matte lip colours that envelops lips in a flawless matte finish, lasting up to 4 hours.



L’Oréal ParisMat Magique All-in-One Compact is available in three shades that are specially-formulated for South East Asian skin tones: R1 Rose Ivory, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 Golden Ivory; and L’Oréal ParisColor Riche Moist Matte has 8 shades. The compact are selling at recommended retail price of RM39.90, refills are available for only RM19.90, and lip colours selling at recommended retail price of RM35.90 each,all at major pharmacies and retail outlets.



Here is the review about the product.
Press release.  For more information, please visit L'Oreal Facebook and L'Oreal official website  .
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Friday, 8 August 2014

FOOD REVIEW ON KLUANG RAIL COFFEE

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE OUTLET
Since 1938, this Kluang rail coffee is very famous.


Ermm, I did not know that the Kluang rail coffee has another outlet. In my mind, it must be some very looking ancient depleted going to fall apart look kind of traditional shop so I do not expect that it is looking like this?


I am way too imaginative. Although it was a working day, this outlet is full with people and we have to wait for about 15minutes before being served. I have no idea what is wrong with me ordering nasi lemak. The waiting hour for my nasi lemak was 45minutes and I was already imagining strangling the waiter and shaking the sense into her! If she is playing the Dinner Dash, I would have left ago with a huge red face and fuming cloud over my head.

It is impossible that the next table with more complicated food has arrived and all my other friends’s food has arrived except for mine!


What is so difficult to make the nasi lemak??????? Does it really 45minutes for it to arrive? That is only after I started asking where my food is and the waiter nonchalant ask to check the receipt! How can my food not arrive when it is already paid????? Luckily a friend deals with it.


That is why I dislike eating outside. For the amount I paid, my food has not arrived. If not for the company I am, I might have left. I guess food does taste better when you are laughing and enjoyed the people you are with.

Let’s go into the food. Here is some of the food but mine is only the rail coffee cendol and the nasi lemak. The rest is ordered by friends so I have no idea how they tasted.

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE the interior

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE ROTI BUN BAKAR

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE ROTI BUN BAKAR
This their famous A must try Bread. Presentation wise, it look a little bit flatten and very traditional.  The bread is a little dry but quite good in the sense that it is fluffy.  The bread is already applied with generous butter.  The kaya texture is just nice and not too thick but there is not much although you might there is a lot since there is some outside the bread.  Kaya is not as fragrant as I thought it will be but it is okay.

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE CENDOL TEA
This is the tea cendol. The drink is not too sweet and the cendol has pandan fragrant in it. The tea on the other hand is just normal so I was actually blaming myself that I should have tried the coffee instead.



KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE RAIL NASI LEMAK

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE CURRY MEE

KLUANG RAIL COFFEE
KLUANG RAIL COFFEE PORRIDGE











This is the rail nasi lemak that has made imagined bad thoughts. Because of it as well, I managed to control myself and snapped the photos first before I get into eating mode. Normally I will just forget everything when the food is in front of me. The chicken is grilled just nice. The meat is is quite soft but it could be softer I think. The sambal spiciness is just nice but for those who dislikes spiciness, it is better not to order this. It is not hot to the extend that one have to drink few gallons of water. I think the spiciness level is probably just 2 out of 5. Rice is not bad. Anchovies and groundnuts is generous. Overall it is not bad.


I guess I am always the unlucky ones to get bad service each time I am in the restaurants.



No.33, Ground Floor, Jalan Manggis,Kluang Town, 86000
07-7710 853 / 019-322 0072 / 012-728 8802

RM11 - RM20





It is halal restaurant.

Ice Cendol tea at RM3.30
Rail Nasi lemak at about RM 12.90
Roti Bun Bakar about RM4



For more information, please visit official website kluangrailcoffee.com.my/. It is not a sponsored review.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

FOOD REVIEW ON YUEN FATT MOONCAKES

Chinese Valentine Day which is the Mid Autumn festival is coming.  It is actually the celebration for the Chinese community.  I remembered the lantern and mooncakes that I ate throughout the years.  The unforgettable one I ate was the Green tea flavoured mooncake which tasted like eating perfume.  My whole face turned red from eating it.  The rest of the mooncakes were given by friends and I truly appreciated all of them.


This year, it is the first time I get a box of a very unique mooncakes and I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.  Let's check it out why it is so unique. =)

YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
Address and phone number of YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
 It is the famous Shanghai mooncakes from Kluang.  Beautiful box and I love the look. =) It makes a good gift for your friends and loves one.



YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
YUEN FATT SIGNATURE MOONCAKES
I was wondering what this weird looking pasty was and upon inspection, I realized that it was suppose to be mooncake!  It looks like a banana, rugby ball or some UFO plates to me.
The holes indicates the types of filling is has. Three holes for pandan flavoured and lotus paste.  No holes indicates the black beans paste.  One holes for one egg yolk and two for two egg yolks.


YUEN FATT MOONCAKES
YUEN FATT MOONCAKES PANDAN FLAVOURED.  This is the best flavoured other than lotus paste


What is unique about this Yuen Fatt mooncakes and others lies in the pastry’ crust.  The crust is  similar to pies as it crumbles upon cutting.  It tasted very crispy and would not stick to your mouth.  The sweetness is just nice too.  Eating it with tea is definitely good and well should I say one of the enjoyable moment in life.
Moreover, I am really touched for bringing this all the way from Kluang to Mersing.  The effort is very much appreciated so I decided to put this into my blog for future embalmment of memories.



Sorry, I am not sure how much this cost so I figured it around RM6-RM8 per piece. No pork or lard.


Yuen Fatt Biskut
Address: 39, Jalan Hj Manap Nordin, Kluang Baru, Kluang, Johor
Phone number: 077737107


This is not a sponsored review.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

SKINCARE TIPS: DIY TOMATO MASK



Every time someone asked me for something cheap and natural, I would recommend the DIY tomato mask. It helps to get rid of scars and help heal the skin faster since tomatoes contain vitamin A. Well, if you are lazy, then be ready to pay more money for readymade products that contain those amazing ingredients to do the work.

I am certainly not a certified skin doctor or a chemist that is able to look into ingredients so I can’t tell which products will suit which type of skin but most people are compatible with tomatoes and honey. Not everyone is suitable with aloe vera because there are many who are allergic with it especially if you have eczema and dry skin.

A friend even told me the secret of her mother’ to look young. One of it is the tomato mask or scrub. The reason some do not like it because it does drip and some dislike the slimy feeling on the skin.

I find that tomato is sure of the DIY mask that I like the best. If you keep doing the tomato mask every day, you could see the results in a week.

Tomato mask is suitable for sensitive acne prone skin because it helps to heal and tone down my sensitive skin. It is just that I am not so hardworking now due to water cut issues making it troublesome to do mask.



SKINCARE TIPS: DIY TOMATO MASK
The tomato Juice



1. Choose a red tomato.

2. Cut the tomato into half.

3. Scoop up the juice and the flesh.





SKINCARE TIPS: DIY TOMATO MASK





4. Use a cotton pad to dip into the juice.

5. Then separate the cotton pad and put it on the face.  I prefer using cotton pad because the pulp won't drip on to my face while I seat.  I don't like to lie down as I will go into sleeping mode.

SKINCARE TIPS: DIY TOMATO MASK



6. Remove the cotton pad after 30 minutes.

7. Rinse with plain water.

Some can feel the difference on the first day itself but generally after one week if you are hardworking.  Try it at home =)


Do not try this if you have skin allergic to tomatoes.
This is a DIY tips and opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Friday, 1 August 2014

REVIEW ON MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR

MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR box

MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR

Try to finish it within 18months and the box is recycleable.

MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR's  ingredient
Exfoliating the skin has become important nowadays for a flawless skin.  It is important to remove the dead cells that is accumulated on our skin.  Even skin specialist would suggest using certain ingredients or procedure to help the skin to shed those dead cells for a healthy skin.  So, here comes the exfoliator to do the job.

MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR
MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR

MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR
MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR


MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR
MARY COHR DOUBLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR

The exfoliator contains scrubs and one can actually feel it so make sure to use it on wet skin to reduce the friction on the skin.  If your skin is really sensitive, I would suggest you NOT to USE this kind of exfoliator as you may end up with red skin.

It does it jobs in exfoliating the skin as I can feel that my skin is much cleaner and brighter.  Mary Cohr double action exfoliator doesn't dry the skin at all since it contains sweet almond oil in it.  My skin is still much moist after exfoliating it.  Just don't go over or scrub hard your skin too many times with this kind of exfoliator.  Just glide the exfoliator over the skin once is more than enough.  Leave it for two minutes for the enzyme to help disolves the cells.

The exfoliator sure smell pleasant like papaya since it contains papaya extract to help with the exfoliating the dead cells.  We do need to get rid of the dead cells but of course don't do it everyday.  One in a week is enough for sensitive skin.



Mary Cohr Double action exfoliator retails at RM158.  Made in France.
For more information, please visit official website Mary Cohr. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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