Saturday, 31 October 2015

REVIEW ON BORYEONG MUD COSMETICS


Mud is one of the beauty ingredients for skincare products.  The famous Boryeong Mud Festival is held annually in July and many went to the Daecheon Beach and Boryeong City just to enjoy the benefits of mud on their skin.


The five richest mud of the world : Canadian East coast, American East coast, the North Sea, Amazon river basin, Boryeong Mud from Seoul.


KOREAN MUD STORY

Mud has been made by soil, salts and degradation product of animals and plants that had been accumulated for a long time getting geological, chemical action and microorganism's disintegration.
For this reason, mud has lots of mineral and microelements like carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, iron, silicate compound.
Also, not only it includes organic matter and hormone analog like prolan and estrogen but also it has abundance of pieces of vitamin like thiamine, ascorbic acid, folic acid and vitaminB12.

Because of this mud's ingredients, first of all mud has a lot of mineral matter, it can make a spa effect and can make a cure effect for the circulation or metabolism of body and nervous system.
Also mud has gluey component(colloid) and a crystalline component, these can be used broadly as a physical cure method, such as a sand bath, bathing in mineral water and sea bathing.
Besides it is known as outstanding effect for trauma therapy because of the antimicrobial and sterilization effect.



BORYEONG MUD COSMETICS
BORYEONG MUD COSMETICS

1.Boryeong Mud Shampoo 500g RM 139
The shampoo with no artificial colouring, promotes healthy scalp thus reduces hair fall, dandruff and reduce oiliness of scalp. Hairs are soft and shinny even after a day of washing. Perfect for all scalp conditions.

2. Boryeong Mud Conditioner 500g RM 139
The conditioner with Boryeong mud extract and hair moisturising ingredients will ensure hair is soft, shinny, moisturise and non-frizzy.

3. Boryeong Mud Body Cleanser 500g RM 109.00
This body cleanser cleanses the skin by removing dirt effectively. Its natural ingredient and Boryeong mud extract will keep skin soft, moist and clean.
Ingredients: Clay, Citrus Extract.


4.Boryeong Mud Pack 150ML RM159
A wash-off type of nourishing mask. Containing 20% of Boryeong Mud and algae extract to deeply cleanse clog pores and face of excessive sebum, dirt and dead skin cells. Leaving skin clean, refine pores, moisturise, brighter and smoother complexion.
Ingredients: 20% Mud, Algae Extract, Oyster shell Extract, Sea Silt Extract


5.Boryeong Mud Cleansing Foam 150ML RM109
This cleanser will remove dirt and excessive sebum from face. Its soft and rich foam, will effectively cleanse the face of impurities without stripping the skin, leaving skin fresh, soft and smooth.
Ingredients: Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract,Clay.



6. Boryeong Mud Beauty Soap RM59 
Contains 2% of Mud and Olive oil add as an intensive moisturizing effects. This product works great as an all over treatment for extra-dry skin. Since it's natural, it's the ideal pick for eczema skin.


7. Boryeong Mud Skin Lotion 140ml RM 139.00
Toner is made of 5% mud water. Toner will clean any last traces of impurities and preparing skin for the next skin care regime. Skin feel fresh and soft.
Ingredients: Sea Silt Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Algae Extract.




8.Boryeong Elasah Red Ginseng Anti-Wrinkle Water Drop 50ml (AM / PM) RM 238.00
This moisturiser with ginseng extract will regenerate collagen, detoxify and rebalance oil gland production to delay skin aging. Its natural whitening ingredients from mulberry bark extract will lighten pigmentation and brighten skin complexion. Its burdock root extract with Vitamin B and E and strong antioxidant will heal any skin conditions.






Here is some of the samples for Boryeong mud skincare products.  Since most are 6ml samples which are for about 1-2 usage, I can't really tell you exactly what are the long effect of using the products or find anything special with just one usage.  So, do take my review with grain of salt.

Boryeong Mud Beauty Soap
Boryeong Mud Beauty Soap

Boryeong Elasah Red Ginseng Anti-Wrinkle Water Drop
Boryeong Elasah Red Ginseng Anti-Wrinkle Water Drop
sorry for the blur photos. the camera just won't focus.

Boryeong Mud Cleansing Foam
Boryeong Mud Cleansing Foam



The Elasah cream is transparent and light gel .  You need to gently massage it until water drops form or feels like it has turn into water, and lightly pat skin to increase absorption. A thin film will be form to retain moisture all day long.  It is meant for dry skin type.


The Boryeong Mud Pack has a grey colour and smooth texture to it.  Application is really easy.  The mud dries down to light grey and easily wash of.  The skin does feel cleaner and less redness overall.

Boryeong Mud Beauty Soap smells very much like mud as it doesn't contain any other fragrance.  It foams up but not much but you don't need the foam to clean the skin.  The soap cleanses my skin well and it is not drying.

Boryeong Mud Cleansing Foam has a pearly light pink colour to it.  One only need about a pea size as it foam up really well and cleanses the skin well.  It sure smells floral which is nice too =O

As for the shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser and lotion(toner) since I can only use them once, I can only tell you that they smell nice and doesn't irritate my skin.



Among all the items I have tried, Boryeong Mud pack and the Boryeong Beauty soap are products to look at if you are interested in Boryeong magical power of mud.




For more information, please visit Boryeong Mud official website and Boryeong MUD Korea.malaysia. Products are sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

REVIEW ON LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL


Do you love oil or use them in your skincare routine?

I have found the benefits of using oil in my skincare routine.



Not only that oil is generally stable, it also helps skin to heal itself without preservative and oil generally last you for a very long time. There are oil for any type of skin and even acne prone skin can use oil.

Our skin is a balanced of oil and water so imbalance of any of it will lead to having skin problems.
Dry skin is recommend to use facial oil containing rose hips oil so here is a review on one.



LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL WITH ORGANIC WHITE TEA AND ORGANIC ROSEHIP OIL

Elegantly blended natural ingredients to give your skin the ultimate indulgent facial, revealing instant hydration, smoothness and brightness.

High in anti-oxidants to protect the skin and help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits:
Organic white tea to protect and effectively aid skin regeneration.
Organic rosehip oil to help minimise visible signs of ageing.
Organic evening primrose oil for its effective healing properties.


TIP: Do you suffer from dry, aging, or patchy skin? This gentle, rich yet balancing facial oil can be used directly on the complexion for very dry skin, or try adding 1-2 drops to your essential facial moisturiser every evening before bed for a richer moisturiser full of naturally active ingredients which help the skin to regenerate as you rest.



Ingredients:
rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) fruit oil**, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed oil**, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract**, parfum (natural), benzyl alcohol*, citronellol*, limonene*, linalool*, coumarin*, citral*, geraniol*

*natural parfum component/composant parfum

** certified organic / certifiebio

Volume: 25ml / 0.85 fl oz



The ingredients are all natural and organic so no worries as it there are other irritating ingredients. The fragrance comes from the rosehip oil and primrose so nothing synthetic about it.  The smell is just like how rosehip plus rosemary will smell like.


LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
Here is what are printed on the box =)

LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL

LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
The bottle is made from ceramic and so it is heavy.  Do not drop it from high places.
The print is really good and do not fade or disappear from the bottle.  It is pretty enough to decorate the dressing table on its own =) .


LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL


The facial is truly miraculous for those having really dry skin when other ingredients just sting the skin. One or two drops of facial oil is enough to moisturise the whole face.  My face also look really glowing when I use it it.
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL

The oil has yellowish clear colour.  It is also thicker than tea tree oil but more moisturising on ageing skin and leave 'glow' on the skin without being greasy.
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL
LINDEN LEAVES NATURAL SKINCARE MIRACULOUS FACIAL OIL

If you are using prescription and generally find everything else not moisturising enough, then do look into oils for they are knows to help balance the oil/water on dry skin that is beneficial to dry ageing skin.  It is not true that oil cause acne.  I have been using oils and there is no sign of it clogging the skin unless you use the wrong oil for your skin type or you are allergic to all sort of oils.

It is also a cost effective product since you only need one or two drops for the whole face.




Tips: Do not put oil into the fridge or you will spoil the benefits.










Product retails for
Linden Leaves Miraculous Facial Oil - 25ml RM179.00(NP) RM143.20 (discount)

Product is available from TNS skin Lab outlets such as Midvalley , online shops and from their website TNS Skin Lab.

For more information, please visit official website TNS Skin Lab and Tns Skin Lab facebook .
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Friday, 23 October 2015

REVIEW ON ETTANG CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)


Soft glowing skin just like you went to spa?  It is time to take out those rubber masks!

Rubber mask or called modeling mask is the current craze for soft clean skin! I was very lucky that I managed to find it after seeing it on one of the beauty shows and beauty forum. The price is really reasonable too for such good result.

What I have here is the Korean modeling mask Ettang modeling mask take out cup which is really popular in Korea and in memebox.
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
Ettang Calendula Modeling Mask Take-out Cup


Ettang Calendula Modeling Mask Take-out Cup

There are actually 9 types of Ettang modelling masks so choose one for your skin types.

Yogurt – Smooth skin texture, Bright skin tone, Glossy skin
Peppermint – Skin soothing, Skin refreshment, Skin conditioning
Acerola – Bright skin tone, Astringent effect, Skin elasticity
Propolis – Nutrition supply, Skin’s protective film, Problematic skin soothing
Chlorella – Complexion purification, Skin improvement, Skin soothing
Oatmeal – Rich moisturization, Nutrition supply, Keratin care
Calendula – Sensitive skin, Skin relief, Skin moisturization
Paper Mulberry- skin resilience, lighten skin tone, intensive hydration
Charcoal- Complexion purification, oil/moisture balance, nutrition balance

Collagen: smooth skin texture, skin elasticity, Nutrition supply

for acne: charcoal, chlorella and propolis

for glow: yogurt, paper mulberry, collagen, acerola
cooling or sunburnt:calendula &peppermint



Red and dry patchy skin on your face?



Ettang Calendula Modeling Mask soothes redness and inflamed skin - from acne, sunburn, dry skin and etc. Hydrates and protect the skin. Helps with skin healing as well.
Product Features
-Capacity: 17g
-It's not added with paraben, a chemical preservative. It's a naturalism product containing natural aroma oil.
-As the pack dries like rubber, it soothes the skin, provides moisture, and firms up face line and makes the face elastic.
-It helps smooth skin texture, bright skin tone, glossy skin

HOW TO USE:
1.Add water into the modeling mask cup, up to about half of the cup.
2. Mix well with the spatula included in the cup - until it becomes a thick paste.
3.Spread a thick layer onto the face - starting with the cheek, chin, forehead and end with the nose.
4.Leave it on for about 15 - 20 minutes before gently lifting the mask off.
5.Rinse off if any residue is left behind, with warm water. Continue with regular skin care routine- 
ampoule, serum/essence, and moisturizer. 

Recommended once or twice weekly use, to boost and clear skin.

Some little useful pointers:
Tip #1 - Add water gradually, little by little to the cup over about 2 - 3 times until your desired consistency is achieved.
Tip #2 - The modeling mask mixture, hardens quite rapidly - So, after mixing, apply straight to the face.
Tip #3 - Spread the mixture, thicker towards the edge of the face, so it can be lifted easily.


Ingredients:
Diatomaceous Earth, calcium sulfate, algin, glucose, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, potassium alginate, allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, cellulose gum, sodium benzoate, adenosine, fragrance



ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
Ettang Calendula Modeling Mask Take-out Cup
What I have here is the Calendula as my skin is sensitive and acne prone. The spatula comes inside the cup. There is also a plastic cap for those that want to separate the mask into two usages. However, that is not really recommended as thicker mask produce better results.
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
Ettang Calendula Modeling Mask Take-out Cup

The powder for Calendula is white. The colour of the cup follows the types of ingredients it has. So, the white powder will turn slight yellowish once it is mix with water.

ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
 I followed the useful tips and so here is my mixture of mask. Add the water gradually until you achieve a thick consistency. Don't add too much.  The ratio is like 17g:17ml if you want a watery consistency.  According to a friend, she said the ratio is supposed to be 3:2 which means add 11g of water for a good best modelling mask =) .

It is called rubber because it contains elastomer.  The alginate is the one that cause the mask to become rubber. I had checked the ingredients and all the ingredients are safe for the skin and will not harm the skin so it is suitable for even sensitive skin type.

ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
 Okay, I look like some sort of monster with dripping solution on my face.  You can use this for monster costume since Halloween is the end of this month. XP

ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
 Try to apply as soon as the mixture is ready. It will get harden a little by little and thus the ugly texture will turn up on the face.  Easier to apply if you have those big spatula too.  I am using the spatula that comes inside the cup XP  .

ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)

It will turn rubbery once it dry up after 20 minutes.  Then, peel it off from the face.


Here is the result

ETTANG CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
Do you notice the glow?

ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)
ETTANG  CALENDULA MODELING MASK TAKE-OUT CUP (RUBBER MASK)

My skin feels really clean, soft and hydrated. It looks like I just went for a spa.  It is really fun for a mask party or even preparing for a special day.

Overall, a good choice for you who do not have the time to go for spa or just simply want to have a DIY spa at home. Your wallet and skin will thank you.



You can also use the code HERE for  15% off orders over RM30


Products retail for


ETTANG Modeling Mask Take-out Cup Pack -1pcs    RM12.90 MYR

ETTANG Modeling Mask Take-out Cup Pack - 4 pcs  RM50.80 MYR

ETTANG Modeling Mask Take-out Cup Pack - 8 pcs  RM95.20 MYR

Made in Korea.


You can get the whole range of ETTANG Modeling Mask Take-out Cup Pack


For more information, please visit Health Hub official website and Ettang Facebook. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Monday, 19 October 2015

KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.


Coffee is one of the beverages loved by many people.  Having one cup of coffee daily has many benefits to our body.  So, here I am at Kluang oldest coffee powder factory for breakfast.



KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.

This is really the oldest coffee factory in Kluang and there are famous for the coffee.


KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.


The interior of the shop.


KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.

KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
So here is their bread.  It is really good that the butter just melt inside your mouth.  The kaya is really soft and smell really fragrance with just the right amount of sweetness.  It is so good!


KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
KLUANG COFFEE POWDER FACTORY SDN.BHD.
There is only two kind of coffee serve here so do not ask for all those other fancy names or you will the blank look of the owner.  It is either cold or warm coffee so don't ask for latte, mix coffee with tea, mocha, americano and etc.

I love the coffee since it is serve is traditional ceramic cup that really reminds me of the old days (I am not that old) .  The coffee has the right sweetness and it just goes into the throat leaving the smell of aromatic coffee beans trails behind =)  .  Ah, the good old days.


Sorry that I am not sure how much it cost since it was like 3months ago.  It is not over RM5 for a cup of coffee and bread.  I am shy to ask how much each things cost since they operate by calculating everything together and there is no receipt.  XP



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Friday, 16 October 2015

CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM


A kissing lipbalm?

CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM



CiUM is a kissing lip balm which can be used by couples to improve and enhance their relationship. Singles can buy too, just that they need to apply one on top lip and another on bottom lip and squeeze lips together to get a fusion of flavours.





Here is the story :


CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM





CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
Here is the current packaging.

CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM

The ingredients list






CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM
CiUM- ASIA'S FIRST KISSING LIP BALM

A brand new classy packaging is coming up and can be used as gift for Valentine's Day. You can also PRE-order CiUM.

There are four set type of flavours:

a) CiUM Sambal/Ais

b) CiUM Meeko/S'berry

c) CiUM Jumbo/Ying

d) CiUM Zac/Kimmy






Product retails for 

A set of RM40 at CiUm website

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

REVIEW ON THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree oil is a familiar ingredient for acne prone skin or called trouble skin.  It is a very important ingredients for someone looking for natural approaches and for oily skin type.

If you have oily skin with acne problems then tea tree oil is actually useful.  It has actually been years since I tried tea tree oil but I have finally decided to try Thursday Plantation.  In the past, I tried some other brands that has tea tree products before.

THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
Here is the box.

THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
Here is the instructions on how to use it.

THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL

THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
The brown glass bottle is to prevent changes to the ingredients.  Tea tree can be oxidized by air and also light.  It is 100% pure because tea tree doesn't need any preservatives since the oil is antimicrobial and antifungal.
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL
I like that there is a stopper to prevent leaking and to avoid accidentally pouring everything out when we only need few drops.

Tea tree oil has a strong fresh camphor smell to it. It has clear yellowish watery texture and colour.

Tea tree oil is actually very much potent in its undiluted form.  If you have sensitive skin, do applied moisturiser after that or else be prepared to feel the 'burn', dryness or irritation.  My skin turn red if I don't apply anything after that.  Alternative mix it with moisturiser before applying it to your face.

I also mix it with green tea to make toner and mist.

A reader, Luscious shared her beauty tips that is mixing tea tree with ylang ylang.  Too bad, it is hard for me to find ylang ylang in my country =(  . If you could find it, then try it because ylang ylang is very calming to the skin.

I find that tea tree oil does help to shrink those pimples.  Getting the oil is more useful since there are many ways to use it.  Besides applying directly on face, you can use it for DIY tea tree masks, mix it with shampoo to treat dandruff, to avoid mosquitoes and create your own mixture with other oil.

A must to have in every hold =).


Do not eat tea tree oil as it is toxic for consumption.

Do not use it:
-While pregnant or breast-feeding without medical supervision
-Near eyes. Seek medical attention if contact occurs
-On children under 2 years old
-Undiluted essential oils on children under 12 years old. Skin patch test prior to use.


Product,
THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE OIL 10ml RM27.80.  Made in Australia. Available at Guardian and local pharmacies.
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Monday, 12 October 2015

L’OCCITANE CHARITY FUNDRAISING FOR THE BLIND INITIATIVE 2015/2016



L’OCCITANE and the L’OCCITANE Foundation have been working hand in hand with many organisations that are dedicated to fighting blindness. Did you know that there are almost 285 million blind or visually-impaired people throughout the world? However, the shocking thing is that 80% of blindness is actually preventable! This problem is especially apparent in low- or medium-income countries, where 90% of the visually-impaired live. So far, more than 1,500,000 people have benefitted from eye care thanks to L’OCCITANE’s efforts to support the blind and visually-impaired.


L’OCCITANE CHARITY FUNDRAISING FOR THE BLIND INITIATIVE 2015/2016









Just like the sighted, the blind and visually-impaired should have equal access to everything, including knowledge, facilities and even personal beauty products and toiletries. All of L’OCCITANE’s product packaging comes with Braille text, which enables them to obtain the best of beauty in its natural state. Everyone deserves the opportunity and convenience to enjoy the feeling of being pampered, and in line with the brand’s philanthropy, L’OCCITANE recognises the importance of making life easier for the visually-impaired.



Beginning from year 2011, L’OCCITANE also presents the L’OCCITANE Sight Award, which awards 50,000 € once every 2 years to an ophthalmologist for his or her research work in contributing to the fight against avoidable blindness in developing countries. In 2011, the award was given to professor Volker Klauss for his work in Africa. In April 2014, the second L’OCCITANE Sight Award was attributed to Dr. Clare Gilbert, which helped to fund eye screenings of 10,000 children in Bangladesh.



On a local front, L’OCCITANE Malaysia began its charity for the blind initiative in 2008 to give back to the local community. The brand works closely with the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) to help improve the lives of the blind and visually-impaired in Malaysia. Since year 2013/2014, L’OCCITANE has also added St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang, to its list of beneficiaries.



In conjunction with International World Sight Day on 8 October 2015, L’OCCITANE Malaysia is organising its signature charity campaign for its 7th year running. This year’s theme, “The Fight Against Avoidable Blindness”, will involve raising funds for MAB and St. Nicholas’ Home. The funds will be channelled into conducting eye screenings and prescribing glasses for those who require attention, among others. Through this initiative, L’OCCITANE Malaysia also hopes to create greater awareness on the roles played by the L’OCCITANE Foundation and L’OCCITANE Malaysia in sight-related charity projects, so that all Malaysians will know more about the causes.



This year’s fundraising initiative will benefit the Ipoh branch of MAB. Located in Kinta Valley, the centre helps many individuals from the low-income sector such as farmers, who have limited access to hospitals and are not exposed to information on eye disease and the prevention of blindness. Eye screenings will be performed on: a) elderly people who have cataracts, and advice for cataract surgery will be provided; b) children between 5 – 17 years old who have refractive errors, where spectacles will be prescribed to improve their vision; and c) students with low vision problems who will be prescribed with Telescopic Magnifiers or Pebble Magnifiers.





For St. Nicholas’ Home, the funds will be used to provide eye screenings for at least 500 students in rural areas, including pre-schools. At least 100 people from the low-income group will also receive free spectacles or intra-ocular lenses that help to correct their vision. As for the general public, awareness will be created by organising exhibitions and talks on eye care in schools and community centres. Last but not least, St. Nicholas’ Home will organise workshops and training for community workers, medical staff and teachers on the importance of eye screening as well as other vision-related issues.




Every year, L’OCCITANE Malaysia introduces a solidarity fundraising product. This product is then sold in L’OCCITANE boutiques throughout the campaign period, and all the profits gained will go to selected local NGOs to support the visually-impaired in various ways.


Mr. Tan Seong Teck, Director of L’OCCITANE Malaysia, expressed his thoughts on L’OCCITANE’s charity efforts. “Year 2015 marks our 7th year of organising our annual fundraising campaign. It’s become one of L’OCCITANE Malaysia’s signature events, and every year, the response is extremely positive. At L’OCCITANE, we aspire to be more than just a beauty brand that makes and sells products. Our founder, Mr. Olivier Baussan, has long-believed that the values of authenticity, respect and sensoriality should be applied in real life, especially in the sense of helping those who are less fortunate. To date, we’ve raised a total of RM233,240.00 (two hundred thirty three and two hundred forty thousand) which has been channelled to NGOs in Malaysia to help the blind and visually-impaired. Furthermore, we’re very lucky to have customers and fans of L’OCCITANE who also uphold these wonderful values. Together, we’re able to make a difference, and that’s what counts. I urge everyone to join L’OCCITANE Malaysia in “The Fight Against Avoidable Blindness” and make a difference for the blind and visually-impaired.”



L’OCCITANE Malaysia’s fundraising initiative 2015/2016 will run from 7 October to 31 December 2015. The special-edition Shea Foot Cream & Tin Box set (30ml, RM41) will be available at all L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide.

Shop Online at L’OCCITANE en Provence website



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Friday, 9 October 2015

REVIEW ON BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO

Batiste swept the world with its dry shampoo!  

Thank goodness for the creation of dry shampoo.  Dry shampoo makes it easy for travel and saving the time of washing and drying the hair every day.  My hair gets greasy fast even if it is just after two hours of washing.  It will just go limp.  Since I am away from places like Kuala Lumpur, I went online searching for the best price and I found it!  Do check it at the bottom if you want to know where I bought it.


So, here is a review on Batiste XXL dry shampoo.

BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BATISTE XXL DRY SHAMPOO


Batiste XXL Dry shampoo

Turn up the volume! XXL brings you the legendary revitalising benefits of Batiste dry shampoo with ultimate volumising power.  From dull limp hair to big & bouncy locks in an instant!


HOW TO:
Shake can vigorously and spray Batiste to sections of hair. Aim close to the roots. Keep the nozzle 30cm (the length of a standard long ruler) from hair. Massage through with fingertips, brush hair and style !


Ingredients:
Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Oryza Sativa(rice) Starch, Alcohol Denat, Silica, Talc, Parfum (fragrance), Limonen, Linalool, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride



Batiste "Clean & Classic Original" 50ML
Ingredients:
Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Oryza Sativa(Rice) Starch, Alcohol Denat.,Parfum(fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride


BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
Beautiful metallic bottle.  Even the cap is in metallic.  It has good printing and the colour will not come out even so many usage. =)  Love the design too.

BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
The back of the bottle.  Do not in anyway use it near fire or any source of fire.

BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
The nozzle.

BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
This is XXL is not for dry hair type because it does make the hair feels drier.  There is silica and talc so that is one of the reason that this absorb the grease better.  However, it sure suits oily and greasy scalp.


BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
BEFORE BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO

 My hair looks like crap here.  In case you are wondering, I don't have dark black hair.  This is my natural hair colour and I didn't dye it.

BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
USING BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO

Alright, I look like I am 50 years old here.  Do not spray as much as I do here.  I just wanted to show how it looks like.  Sorry also, I didn't apply any makeup here. XP  Sorry. Hopefully it is does not scare the daylight out of you.



BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO
AFTER  BATISTE XXL VOLUME DRY SHAMPOO


It feels cooling when you spray it which is nice for such hot weather in Malaysia.  It does make my hair looks bigger just as I had just blow dry my hair.  Best thing is the effect stays for few hours !  Finally, big hair =) .  This is especially useful for someone like me whose hair just turn limp after washing.

It smell nice too since it has light floral scent. Love the scent.

Batiste has other version such as the Batiste "Clean & Classic Original" which is more suitable for pregnant women and mother in confinement.  This is because there is less ingredients.  By the way, I have already check that there is no harmful ingredients in there that can potentially harm your skin or baby. So it is safe to use.

There are two other types for dyed hair that can help cover the roots which is useful for those who dyed their hair and just want to temporarily cover the roots.

If interested, you can also read the guide to choose the right Batiste Dry Shampoo Here


You can also use the code HERE for  15% off orders over RM30.



Product retails for :
Mini Batiste 50ML RM14.90 MYR (discounted)
Mini Batiste Dry Shampoo 50ML Trial Pack RM39.90 MYR (discounted)
Batiste 'XXL Volume' 200ML  RM29.90 MYR (discounted)

Made in UK

You can get the whole range of Batiste Dry Shampoo Malaysia here

For more information, please visit Health Hub official website,  Batiste Dry Shampoo Malaysia and Batiste Instagram . Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

WISHTREND DISCOUNT CODES FOR OCTOBER 2015


Dearest beauties,
WISHTREND DISCOUNT CODES FOR OCTOBER 2015



October is here.  I hope that September has been treating you well =)  .  This month Halloween is here but it is not a huge thing in my country.  Do share with me how you celebrate your Halloween.   love to hear about celebrations in other countries =) .



Here is the discount code and freebies that you can get when you key in the code:


1. Wishtrend are giving the regular 10% discount with any purchase over USD 55. Coupon code cannot be combined with any other discount or voucher code.
Share code WISHOCT2015

2, For October  2015, customers will be receiving One free Skinmiso handy cleansing kit on any order as free gift with ANY purchaseHere is how it looks like.

Type this code: WISHGIFT2015OCT


You could use the promo code 06442512 to minus off USD5 from your shopping.
If you are new to Wishtrend, do register with this link HERE to get $5 off your first purchase

Don't know how to use it?  Here is how to use the promo code.
Here is also the tutorial on how to shop on Wishtrend website.


3. Free shipping zone products where you will get FREE SHIPPING with just buying that one item.
Even if you purchase just one single item from the Free Shipping Zone you will receive free shipping on your entire order! Even if that order contains items that are not from the Free Shipping Zone!


4.  If you are buying few items from Wishtrend, do check out their Special area where they have
Sol KitWishtrend BoxBeauty Steal and Clearance.  Most of the time you can get the best deals out of Sol Lit(solution kit) and Wishtrend Box because it is usually cheaper than buying each products individually.
As for Clearance, it can't be refunded, returned and you can't use any discount coupon.


5.  If you are a blogger or youtubers and interested to become affiliated with Wishtrend, here is the link .  Do read up the FAQ since Wishtrend have just recently made changes to the system.



6.  Wishtrend have extra freebies if you buy it on Tuesday.

20 October 2015 is Berrisom tattoo pack  *Use Code : TINTPACK (on any $50+ USD purchase)
*color provided will be chosen at random*



Here is some of the link that I did for some of the products in Wishtrend

MY WISH LIST OF TOP SKINCARE PRODUCT AND COSMETICS FROM WISHTREND

REVIEW ON KLAIRS MOIST SOOTHING CREAM

REVIEW ON KLAIRS RICH MOIST SOOTHING SERUM



REVIEW ON 23 YEARS OLD PERGILLUS 15SEC FOAM CLEANSER

REVIEW ON C20(OST) PURE VITAMIN 21.5 ADVANCED SERUM

REVIEW ON TOSOWOONG 4D VIBRATION PORE BRUSH

REVIEW ON ELISHACOY VITAMIN&COLLAGEN MASK SHEET

REVIEW ON SKINMISO PORE ZERO NIGHT CREAM


Discount codes are provided by Wishtrend.

Do follow me in facebook as I put up some Wishtrend weekly gift codes there.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ASIAN AND WESTERN SKINCARE PRODUCTS



Skincare products and cosmetics are part of beauty regime. With so many choices, it is not easy to make choices. I was introduced to western products in the past and also Asian brands. I think most of the time; I was going between western and also cosmetics products so I figured that I could voice my thought on this.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ASIAN AND WESTERN SKINCARE PRODUCTS


Western skincare VS Asian skincare

I think there are many brands from different western countries and seriously I have not used them all. However, I can say that there are differences between skincare from France, US, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. There are also differences between the organic, drugstores and also department brands. All I could say is not everything is organic and  expensive brands does not guarantee that it is good. Also not all cheap drugstore brands are lousy.

As for Asian skincare products there are differences between skincare from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and China. Again, I should not say that I had tried all of those products. I will not say everything that comes from Asia are good because I had tried some that broke me out or just doesn’t fit my skin type.

I notice that most Asian will start with using product from drugstores and ‘upgrade’ it to more expensive brands once they start working or when they have the money. It is also common for Asian to be using western products that are popular with the mass.



I think the drastic differences between Asian skincare products and Western skincare products are:



Choices for variety of skincare types

-I think Korean products really have a lot of skincare products for many skincare types. You can get moisturiser for acne prone, dry skin, big pores, sensitive and for age 30 years old.

I can’t get that from western products because most of the products produced are just for oily, teenagers’ skin type. I will break out even more if I use the wrong products.

There are skincare products market for certain skin types, age and concern. So, that makes it easier for me to find products according to my skin and problems.



Price

Many will say Asian skincare products are cheaper than Western skincare products. It is Yes and NO. Just like Western department brands and drugstore brands, it goes the same for Asian skincare products. Some of the brands like SKII, Sulwhasoo, Whoo and etc are high end brands that are priced the same if not equal like some western brands.

It is just that I will say there are more qualities products even among the cheaper brand like Nature Republic, Skinmiso, Thefaceshop,Innisfree, Secret Key, Missha and etc because of the competitions among the brands. So, we as the consumers can get good quality products even from roadshop brands.



Packaging

Western brands do not have fancy packaging because most of the time, the quality of the product is what matters and that with really sleek looking packaging comes with high cost as well. However, with competition from the East, I think many western brands has step up their game to look into their packaging now.



Asian brands especially Korean has such cute packaging that we felt sad to even throw away those boxes away which also makes their products really appealing to consumers like us. Who are not tempted by packaging by Etude House, Tony Moly and History of Whoo? So pretty.


Texture

I think there are many texture in the Asian skincare products than in the West. There is pudding, gel, foam, serum, mist, jelly, mochi and cream form of skincare products that I think it is impossible for one not able to find the type that they like.

Also the reason that there are so many names for different skincare products that it was so confusing if you are new to Asian skincare products. It doesn’t stick to their skincare products but also their sunscreen which has so many texture that one am surely lost at what to buy.

Western products are easier to choose from but because of it also, you do not much choice. I could say western cream is really much heavier than Korean cream. Most of the sunscreen also has heavier texture which I don’t really like.

However, I won’t say that all Asian skincare products are amazing or all are better than Western skincare products.



It is just matter of reading up the ingredients and avoid those that can potentially gives you allergy.


Innovations and trends
The trends and innovations really moved fast in Asian so the companies has to really churn out products that are really innovative and works wonderful for most skin types.  Thanks to that also we have so many products such as the snail’ cream, bb cream, cc cream, cushion and dupe for western products that really work wonderfully at affordable price.  Even sheet masks has been upgraded to cellulose and hydrogel masks.
Trends move really fast to entice and to fulfill the demands for skincare products here.  Most aim for beautiful skin than buying the latest makeup products here.  So, I think that is why there are more skincare products than makeup here in Asia.

Overall, I think there are things I like about Asian and Western skincare products.  Here is several recommendation that I will suggest you to look in you are interested to try Asian skincare products or just to add into your skincare regime or compare to western skincare products.



Asian skincare products

Japanese sunscreen or one made for Japanese- these are usually has very light texture and not clogging.

Korean Moisturiser for acne and summer- there are many types of moisturizers that are can fit skin types, age and also skincare concern.  However, if you want moisturiser for winter, look for western one because I find Asian moisturiser too light even if it is said for dry skin and not enough to moisturize the peeling skin.

Taiwanese and Korean sheet masks-there are many choices, cheap and works better than western one.


Dupe products:  There are many really famous dupe products such as dupe of Estee Lauder, dupe of SKII that have even better ingredients and it is more affordable.


Sleeping masks- these are really famous for the moisturizing properties and many leave the skin really moisturize.

Toner- generally Asian toner are better than Western toner. I find Asian toner more hydrating and less harsh on my skin.

Acne products-there is many products out there for every acne skin type and age which make it easier to choose.  Also it is less drying on skin. I will say look for moisturiser, toner and spot products for acne prone from famous Korean brands.

Brightening&whitening products-  Many are shocked that we want to 'whiten' our skin.  Actually it is more like having porcelain fair skin.  Asian dislike going darker than their natural skin colour.  The fairer the better actually.  So, whitening and brightening products are always in trend and more develop in Asian since there is always demand of light texture, pores reducing and gentle to the skin.


As for Western skincare products

Cleansers- I prefer the natural gel texture that is really different from Asian foam cleanser that doesn’t really suit my skin.  I think Western gentle cleanser are more PH balance that Asian cleanser.  Besides, the innovate Micellar cleansers started from the French brand Bioderma which I still do love.

Clay&mud mask-I think the clay&mud masks made by Western brands are stronger in terms of the effect on my skin.

Cream for winter-Western cream sure has thicker texture and more suitable for winter.  It is the one I will look for when my skin is too dry.

Oil- There is many oil products and essential oil that I do adore from the Western brand.  I guess it is because the effect of oil on my skin makes me have preference towards Western skincare products if I want to buy oil products.


Organic products- I love many of the organic brands but of course it is more expensive but it is more gentle and hydrating to my skin.

So, I think that is what I think about Western and Asian skincare products.  I will talk about Western VS Asian makeup products in another post since this is already too long.  Hopefully you will find this helpful.  If you are unsure of Asian skincare products do visit this link Here



WESTERN MAKEUP VS ASIAN MAKEUP


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