Review | Elianto Make Up Brilliant Riche Lip Colours

Thursday, 26 September 2019


On regular days when I have lots of time to sit down and touch up my makeup, I'd be all over cream lipsticks; as I'd be carrying at least 3 different ones in my makeup pouch however on event days like weddings or social media influencer gatherings, I'd be selecting waterproof, long-wearing makeup; from base to point makeup as I usually be taking photos and mingling around so I wouldn't have much time to fix my makeup.

I just got back from a makeup showcase by Hosiani Keewon (hosianikeewon_official) held at Elianto Make Up store in Imago KK Times Square and I personally got to see how she used several products from the brand on her model. While waiting for the event to start, I went around the store; testing some some of their base makeup products and then discovered these liquid lipsticks from the brand that not only easy to apply, quick to set but also stays on quite well on my lips. But first thing first, let's go to some basic information on the product.




Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Colour #312 Ballerina Pink and #315 Flamingo

  • Vibrant matte shades with filming polymers and volatile oils for a natural, kiss-proof performance.
  • Bright pops of colour make a statement in intensely rich, vivid shades.
  • In one stroke of pure colour, the sensorial creamy fluid shapes lips with an extremely light veil. The weightless micro-fine pigments in a gelled system guarantee a smooth glide when applying. The colour adheres to lip, dries quickly and lasts longer, leaving a comfortable, smooth and transfer-resistant finish.
  • Lips remain soft and velvety, while the colour is long-lasting and transfer-free. With a flexible finish, lips remain evenly coloured, enhancing the wearer’s chosen mood.
  • Filming polymer in volatile oil also ensures application is smooth and comfortable, while maintaining the satin glaze.
3 UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY
  • Filming polymer in volatile oil
    • Flexible film, adheres perfectly on the lips, with an even finish
    • Maintains comfort overtime, without tackiness.
  • Volatile Oil
    • Long wear and filming properties
    • Enhanced no-transfer effect thanks to the extreme adherence
  • Gellified system with micronized pigments
    • Improves glide and comfort in application Imparts an extremely soft and velvety touch
    • Sophisticated matte look
  • Extraordinary pure colour releases
  • Formulated without parabens, fragrances, talc
Highlighted Ingredients
  • Boswellia Serrata - Anti Inflammatory
  • Sesame Seed - Hydration
Ingredients list:
Isododecane, Octyldodecanol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Hydrogenated Styrene / Isoprene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Aqua, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Boswellia Serrata Oil, BHT


Packaging:

 


The lip products come on in their respective sleek black boxes with simple design and there’s English product description printed at one side of the box for your reference.


 


These products can be used up to 24 months after opened, are not tested on animals, paraben-free and the shelf life is 3 Years from Manufacturing Date.



 

These lip products come in long, transparent tubes so it’s easy to spot which is which but there is the product label at the bottom of the tubes respectively. Lipstick also comes with doe-foot applicator that applies the creamy lip colour nice and smoothly on lips.


Application:



 


As you can see, both lip colours are bright but still wearable for my medium skin tone. While Ballerina Pink goes on smoothly, Flamingo does seems patchy a little bit. Both swatches on upper hand are made with one swipe from each colour.

Thoughts:

After several tries for both lip colours, the best way to apply them is to stretch my lips while applying them for the products to go on nicely or I’d end up with uneven, patchy lips as these set quite quickly.

As the colours are bold and bright, I’d say there is no need to apply lip liners beforehand so just line the outer lips first before evening out the inner area of the lips. You can definitely use concealers to make the colour ‘pop out’ even more.


 


Overall, 4/5. I do love everything about these lip colours but I just need to prep my oftenly dry lips properly by applying ample of lip balms prior these – pretty common for any liquid lipsticks, really. Definitely going to purchase other wearable colours. I've also seen some reviews on the Internet that these tend to dry out rather quickly compared to other liquid lipsticks so I guess I'd better be sticking to habit of not letting these opened for too long even while applying them.

What about you guys? Would you prefer using liquid lipsticks like these or you're still on those good 'ol bulleted lipsticks? Tell me in the comment section below!


Review | Innisfree 5-Minute Green Tea Leaf Powder Face Mask (Wash-Off Type)

Tuesday, 23 July 2019



Other than committing to 7 to 8-step evening skincare routine on every single night, I do love adding extra steps into the routine by introducing treatment masks mostly focusing on boosting up my hydration. Compared to common daily sheet masks that I bet you too are guilty of hoarding several in your stash, I seldomly indulge myself in wash-off masks especially those in full sizes simply because I do not have the luxury to treat myself with 45 to 60-minute-long facial sessions on monthly or weekly basis; at least not by myself hence the beginning of my hunt for wash-off masks that not only easy and quick to use but also in a form that I can further customise to taylor the needs or conditions of my skin on the day but before I go in-depth about that, let's go to some details on this product.




Product Description:

Enriched with freshly double-squeezed green tea from the Jeju island to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into your skin.

  • 3-in-1 green tea leaf powder mask with Jeju green tea extract; 1, instantly hydrates 2, soothes and 3, brightens the skin in just 5 minutes.

How to Use: 

  1. Fill the measuring spoon with the powder up to the first scale mark and then fill it with skin (toner) to the second scale mark. 
  2. Mix the powder and skin (toner) with your fingers and evenly spread it over your face.
  3. Massage and rinse the mask pack after 5 minutes with lukewarm water.

5-Free System.

Capacity: 70g

Ingredients list:
Diatomaceous Earth / Solum Diatomeae / Terre de Diatomées, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Kaolin, Silica, Trehalose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Houttuynia Cordata Powder, Glyceryl Caprylate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Water / Aqua / Eau, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Packaging:



 


There are sufficient information about the product printed in English on the sides of the box.



 


The product comes in a box with sufficient of information printed and labeled on the sides of the box in English for your convenience. Period-After-Opened is 12 months.




 


The wash-off mask comes in the green tub with screw lid on top. There is actually another white lid that supposedly can be placed inside to seal the tub but I decided to get rid of it as that inner lid is making it very difficult to screw the outer lid properly. I'll just need to make sure to store the product away from humidity and direct sunlight so the mask will not become clumpy although it is still safe to be used.


 


There is the Expiry Date printed at the bottom of the tub in the format of YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Day) and indeed the mask comes with its own measuring spoon for your sole convenience .


Application:



The powder appears to be in that light green colour and filled over 3/4 of the tub.

 


For the first few times of using this wash-off masks, I decided to simply use mineral water to really see how it performs on its own before substituting the liquid medium to several different toners that I have in my skincare stash. As you can see on the right, I have added the mineral water to the second scale mark before mixing it around with merely my fingers.



That is basically how the wash-off mask look like once mixed and I have noticed that the mixing process need to be done within seconds as the mixture started to harden within less than a minute so I guess that is why it is mentioned in the instruction to simply mix with fingers and apply directly onto the facial area.


Final verdict:


    



Indeed 5 minutes seems short but within that amount of time, the mask does making my skin appears much smoother, brighter and I feel refreshed after every single time of using it.

Unlike most clay masks that I have personally tried, this one does not dry out my skin afterwards so that is such a huge plus for my dehydrated facial area.

So far, I have tried mixing the wash-off mask with basic Hyaluronic Acid-containing hydrating toners, green tea toners, milk even honey and I'd say it is best to use watery liquid to mix with so it is easy to apply on facial area.

For me, I personally really like using this wash-off mask in between my exfoliating night and other non-clay-based treatment masks as it is a little bit of both kind of masks so if you are looking for something relatively mild to improve your overall skin complexion and texture not forgetting in such a short time, definitely give this wash-off mask a try. 



Overall, 5/5. I love it! Definitely will be repurchasing another tub; the repackaged version from local Innisfree store. Bought this at RM93 here at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. I know it is pretty pricey but I'm having fun mixing the powder around with different liquid especially toners so.


I guess that's all from me! Have you tried powder mask before? Tell me all about it in the comment section down below and I'll be seeing you on my next post. Annyeong~


Event | ARE YOU ‘THE FACE OF HEALTHY BEAUTY’? | 4 Finalists Selected at the Last Semi-Finals Held in Kota Kinabalu

Sunday, 7 July 2019

All 21 finalists posing on the stage.


Guardian Malaysia which is on a nationwide quest to find FOUR women, who best fit the bill as ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ held its last semi-final round in Kota Kinabalu today for the East Malaysia region.

After a hard-fought semi-finals where each of the 25 shortlisted semi-finalists had to go through challenges that display their aptitude and personality to deservedly earn the title ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’, four finalists emerged to progress to the Grand Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July 2019.



The FOUR finalists from the East Malaysia region were (from left) Vanessa Yoong Foong Woon, Palvinder Kaur A/P Savinder Singh, Cruzellyn Alex and Elaine Audrey Lee.




Fitness instructor and fitness entrepreneur, Cruzellyn Alex, 42, was absolutely delighted to be picked as a finalist. A native of Kota Kinabalu, Cruzellyn was ecstatic and on top of the world about being picked.

She said she was attracted to the competition because of the emphasis on the word ‘healthy’ in the title of the contest. “I want to advocate a healthy lifestyle for everyone and that you can still live a healthy lifestyle without jeopardizing your own particular lifestyle. Many people think they live a healthy lifestyle but they don’t actually. So my objective for entering this competition is also so that my voice can be heard,” Cruzellyn said.




Meanwhile 28 year-old Pharmacist, Palvinder Kaur, didn’t expect to win at all and had entered the contest on the closing date for entries. She said the concept of the contest resonated with her as she practices a healthy lifestyle including doing daily workouts and being very particular about her food in addition to paying attention to her physical looks like taking care of her skin which she says must not be dry.

“This contest is really a reflection of my beliefs and I thought why not go for it and put yourself out there and try your best. Little did I know that I would be picked for the grand finals in Kuala Lumpur,” Palvinder said before taking a 7 hour bus ride from Kota Kinabalu back to Lahad Datu where she works in Hospital Lahad Datu.

More personal details on these first four finalists can be found on the contest microsite at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

At the launch of this nation-wide search in May this year, Soren Lauridsen, CEO, South East Asia, Guardian Health And Beauty Sdn Bhd said: “This search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest.

“In our books, the Healthy Beauty, is a person who lives life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first; and looks after her physical beauty too.”

Each winner will sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10,000 cash, RM10,000 Guardian vouchers, and RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice. They will be featured on the Cover of Guardian’s Brand Catalogues and other collaterals and will receive products from participating sponsors

Soren explains that the Healthy Beauty concept is at the core of Guardian’s brand philosophy and that this concept was borne from a consumer insight that good health is the foundation of true beauty.

“We discovered that our customers believe that true beauty comes from a healthy physical and mental state of being,” Soren said.

By focusing on this consumer need since its very first store at The Weld 52 years ago, Guardian, has become the store to go to for health and beauty needs.

He said: “While these basic needs have remained, consumption trends have evolved driven by changing lifestyles and economic circumstances. Health and beauty are no longer as clearly defined as they used to be. They have been intertwined. Guardian too, has evolved. From being the health and beauty store, our mission now is to inspire our customers to live a healthy and beautiful life.”

“To achieve our mission, we have trained our team members to be beauty and health care advisors, while continuing to offer the latest and most innovative health and beauty products,” Soren added.

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ is open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above. Entries were submitted online at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

Participants needed to upload a 30 second video of themselves indicating ‘Why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty?’ or write in not more than 100 words why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty.


Contestants flexing their makeup skills in the makeover challenge at The Face of Healthy Beauty semi finals held in Kota Kinabalu.


One hundred (100) shortlisted participants were selected to attend each semi-final to be held at Johor Bahru City Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Central i-City Mall Shah Alam and 1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region will attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

In addition to the four winners, there will be eight category winners to be awarded by sponsors. These are: Most Healthy (Blackmores), Most Elegant (Bio-essence), Most Youthful (Garnier), Most Expressive Eyes (L'Oréal), Most Passionate (Maybelline), Most Confident (Nivea), Most Cheerful (Safi) and Most Charming (TRESemmé)

Guardian customers can also vote, from 8 July – 24 July 2019 on the microsite, for their favourite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. The votes received for each finalist will contribute towards 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals. Customers can earn more votes with purchases at Guardian. For one vote, no purchase is required; for 5 Votes, they need to purchase any item from Guardian and for 10 Votes, they need to purchase any participating sponsor brands in a single receipt.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw to pick her lucky voter. A total 4 draws will be done. Each Winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will be rewarded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

Furthermore, there is also a Scan & Win contest for customers from 10 June to 7 July 2019. QR codes will be placed in Guardian stores for customers to scan. After scanning the QR code, they just need to answer four questions related to healthy beauty. After answering, they will receive an instant voucher for their next purchase.





Health and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes; be confident of being who you are. these days I've been seeing plus size modelling here in Malaysia - what a perfect way and opportunity to share just how comfortable you are in your own skin. I guess that's all from me so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Take care!



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Started as a 200-sqft pharmaceutical retail outlet catering to the expatriate community 50 years ago. Today, it is the leading pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain in the country with more than 430 stores nationwide, providing an unrivalled variety of pharmaceutical, health and beauty products. The chain of stores serves more than 30 million customers across the country.

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Beauty Empties | Sheet Masks 8.0

Sunday, 30 June 2019


Here we are again at another Empties post for sheet masks! I've rounded up all the sheet masks that I've used throughout the past 3 months and the total is 30. I know it's considerably low compared to previous quarters but I've been focusing a lot on finishing my opened essences, serums and ampoules and I am trying my best to use soon-to-be expired masks that I have in my stash so let's go in-depth about some masks that I've been loving.




I legit really like the sheet for this mask line from FORENCOS but unfortunately these 7 DAYS masks are only released for one batch only; you guessed it, with Song Joongki oppa faces on it. Sad!




I've gotten these Illiyoon; hanbang brand from South Korea through a local mask reseller but as much as I love them, they're not worth to sourced direct from Seoul again. Too expensive, I'd say.




I super love these thin sheet masks from Etude House and surely love to repurchase all the variants.




Oh yes, I've discovered these simple, hydrating morning sheet masks from Althea A'Bloom and also a sister brand to B.Liv; Jayeon Cosmetics. Oh, I forgot to mention that you can get these as low as RM2 a piece!




Bunch of Taiwanese sheet masks that I've tried; super love Annie's Way charcoal masks and that CY Lab mask is such a revolution as I've never tried a triple Hyaluronic Acid-containing mask so that one is a definite repurchase. I've also dipped into my Naruko sheet mask stash and used one; the rose one that gives warm sensation which is weird but I love it! 


I guess that's all of it! I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

Lifestyle | Beautiful Designs of Bouquet for Graduation Flowers

Thursday, 27 June 2019


Every graduate deserves the most fabulous celebration on graduation day. A Flower Delivery of hand-designed graduation flower bouquet may change the mood in the venue for celebration and may even make the celebrant feel brighter and joyful. The Florist has the largest collections of floral bouquets to offer for this very important event. Check these beautiful designs of bouquets of graduation flowers and send the most appropriate one to the special graduate:

Assorted Roses

Assorted Roses is a wonderful hand bouquet or flower arrangement of graduation flowers. The assorted colors create a rainbow design, bringing delight and cheer to this special event. The bouquet of Roses conveys your heartfelt congratulations to the person who is dear and close to your heart.

Floral Bouquet

Artistically designed in a classic or modern flower vase, a floral bouquet on graduation day is a perfect way to express your congratulations. The florist has the freshest flowers available at the flower shop, especially during the season of graduation. You can have different flowers of Daisy, Tulips, Sunflowers and Roses in one fresh floral bouquet especially designed for the graduate. With a florist delivery of large arrangements of wonderful blooms, greeting your graduate is such an experience to remember.

Beautiful Success

A beautiful success requires a beautiful gift of flowers. The bouquet may have fresh blooms of purple Orchids, red Tulips, and pink Gerberas. You can send your friend or family, relative, or special someone the most beautiful design of this floral bouquet to celebrate the success off completing college. The online florist has the best designs to offer. However, you can also request for the customized design to make your gift personalized and more special.

Cheery Blooms

A bouquet of Sunflowers, yellow Roses, and white Lilies is an example of Cheery Blooms, and this can be your perfect gift to someone who is graduating today. The bright colors of these flowers will surely bring delight to the person you want to greet on graduation day. When you send your graduation bouquet of flowers to a special person, know that you have an option to have the bouquet delivered on the same day.

These beautiful designs of graduation flowers are professionally made and designed by the florist for such a joyful celebration. The Flower Delivery of graduation flowers will always be your best choice of gift to someone very special to you on graduation day.

So there you have it, lovely bouquets of flowers for your friends and family this graduation season to choose from. I guess that's all from me and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Have a great week, you guys!

Blogger Mail | Hermo X AHC The Real Eye Cream for Face (Pure)

Saturday, 22 June 2019



Guys, I get to try a product from AHC finally! I've been wanting to try anything from the brand after seeing Anne Hathaway ws doing advertisements on this very product and I'm so curious because there aren't a lot of American actress being appointed as ambassador of Korean brand and here I thought that AHC stands for Anne Hathaway Cosmetics but no! LOL

So I've received this dual face and eye cream from Hermo Malaysia for an upcoming review on their blog; Beauty Memo by Hermo so as usual, I'd be updating you guys my thoughts on this very product sometime next month so make sure to stay tuned!


Have you tried anything from AHC before? Let me know by leaving comments down below. Until next time, annyeong~




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Review | LANEIGE Cream Skin Refiner

Thursday, 13 June 2019
Toners have come such a long way from being just a product that you use as the next step in cleansing. These days, you can find all kinds of toners out there, ranging from hydrating and exfoliating ones to soothing and mildly-formulated toners for acne-prone and sensitive skin. Just choose the right ones based on your skin concerns. I myself love layering different toners; from the most lightweight to the thickest in terms of texture. I always start with an exfoliating toner, especially in my evening skincare routine to remove dead skin cells and make way for the rest of my skincare products to be well absorbed.





However, my toner-layering method just stopped working when I had the worst allergic reaction that caused my skin to become red, irritated, and flaky, or so I thought. As it turned out, I needed to combine a moisturising toner with a stronger exfoliating toner; Glycolic Acid treatment to really smooth out the flaky skin. I've tried several different toners that are powered by Hyaluronic Acids, ceramides, and other hydrating ingredients, but I kept my options open. One day, I got my hands on a deluxe-sized sample of the Cream Skin Refiner from one of my favourite Korean skincare brands under AmorePacific, LANEIGE. I think it's safe to say that my search for a hydrating toner is over and I quickly got myself the full-sized product. Before I go further into this highly-raved skin care product, let's get to know it a little bit more.




Product Description:
A Cream that melts into a Skin Refiner. This hydrating skin refiner provides ample moisture to the skin at the very first step of skincare routine.

Capacity: 150ml

Ingredients:
Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol.

Packaging:




The Cream Skin Refiner comes in a pretty frosted glass bottle. Want to bring it along during your travels? Transfer some into a travel-friendly bottle to prevent accidental breakage.


 


There's simple product description printed on the back side of the box but also full description in the brochure that comes with every LANEIGE product.

Highlight on the ingredient; White Leaf Tea Water that's rich in amino acids that soothe the skin and reinforce the skin moisture barrier, making the skin truly healthy - which I have to agree!




Notice the sticker below there? That's the proof I've got mine (the first bottle) from LANEIGE Malaysia via their Official Lazada store during the product launch online before the stocks hit their beauty counters in departmental stores, etc. The promotion was to get a bottle at the retail price and get the miniature in 50ml for free. Definitely appreciate that as I've been traveling and I just love carrying this in my office bag so I can replenish my moisture in my mid-day skincare routine; layers of this toner and reapply my sunscreen.


 


The product features a unique cap that I have not encountered before. It has a lock system to prevent spillage, so make sure you twist the cap until you hear the 'click' sound. Notice the relief at the neck of the bottle?




The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Day) format. 


APPLICATION


 


The toner has a milky-looking watery texture that felt nice on my skin. I always use cotton pads for first liquid-based product application after cleansing routine, but if I were to use first treatment essence, serum, or ampoule prior to this toner, then I would apply it by pouring a few drops into my palms and spread it well on my face.


THOUGHTS


Once applied, the toner slightly dries down and my skin felt so nicely hydrated. I followed up with thick-textured essence, serums, and/or ampoules after this toner; essentially the rest of my skincare routine. On lazy nights when I'm too exhausted to do my usual full routine, I'd be deep cleansing my skin and applying this toner several times before putting on a sleeping mask. I'd still be waking up with well-moisturised skin!


I didn't use the Cream Skin Refiner every day as I still love layering lightweight hydrating toners on daily basis. However, this toner is the only one I'd be using after every Glycolic Acid-infused product. The reason is because this toner really helps in replenishing moisture loss as glycolic acid can potentially dry out and irritate my skin. Thanks to the White Leaf Tea content (high in amino acid), it provides better moisturisation hence strengthens the skin barrier. I can totally tell that my skin is feeling much smoother.


If you have normal to oily skin that's dehydrated like mine, a single layer of this toner would be suffice. If you have dry to normal skin, then I'd recommend layering this toner at least 2 times per application in your morning and night skincare routines.




Overall, I give this toner a 5/5! I love it; it works well with my dehydrated skin. Plus, it helps so much in repairing my skin when it was recovering from the flaky situation. Now that I'm about to finish my first bottle after about 2 months (at the time of this post), I'm glad that I purchased another one (and then some more) as backup.


Have you tried this lovely hydrating toner? Let me know your thoughts below in the comment section. Until next post, annyeong~



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