Beauty Haul | November

Saturday 23 November 2013
When I see other bloggers hauls, I noticed that most of them post their monthly haul at the beginning of the month. But for me, like today, I'll be posting on stuffs that I bought throughout this month of November, so when I decided to do reviews on them, it means I have been using them for a quite period period of time, unless it's stated it is a first impression post. 

Now let's get right into it!

I've been loving the products that I have from Skinfood so I went to the store again to get some more products and trial kits which are perfect just to try out some stuffs. I got the Black Sugar kit that contain Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Miniature with Cotton pads and Black Sugar Scrub Foam and the Facial Care Kit that contains Carrot Cleansing Foam (50ml), Facial Water Vita-C (Mist) 50ml, head band, and cotton pads. I also got the Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask as I've been hearing great things about it being a holy grail product among beauty bloggers. 

Review | Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet

Friday 22 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Finally the uni is over the week! T.G.I.F! T.G.I.F! :D Excited for the weekend aren't we??? :D Here in Malaysia, the Year End Sale has already started and everywhere in every corner of shopping mall is offering either Y.E.S sale or Christmas Promotions. So, Dear Girls, Shop Wisely! pun intended! 

Anyway, like I told you guys in the previous post (to those who haven't read it check it out here), me and my friends are doing the #masksheetmarathon so in continuation to that, today I'll be reviewing the second mask that I tried for the first time from this line, which is:

Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet

Pomegranate Extract 1,000mg
Skin Elasticity and Provide Nutrition

Its high concentrated nutritive composition sooth into your skin deeply, making your skin elastic (firm) and smooth.

Review | Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet

Thursday 21 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your Monday? For me, it was really tiring so to replenish myself with my version of elixir of life, I went to my new favourite hot spot, which is the newly opened Starbucks in Avenue K, next to KLCC and enjoyed a cup of Soy-based Green Tea Latte while sitting in a corner, watching other people as they come in and out of the cafe, drinking their coffees, having fun chatting with their friends, or having some business meetings. Oh, yeah. I love doing this once in a while.

Anyway, I was talking with some friends today about our favourite mask sheets and so far, I've only tried those from TheFaceShop and Etude House. Oh, also from in-house brand Watsons, and Garnier Light Complete mask sheets. 

So while we were comparing the goodness of our choice of favourites, one of them actually came up with a challenge, which is to do a mask sheets marathon i.e. using mask sheets every 2 to 3 days religiously. Since we've decided to do that, I guess it's natural for me to post all about it in here for the next two weeks as I have prepared 6 mask sheets for this marathon and all of them are from Etude House I Need You! sheet mask line. 

Since I already posted my review on Pearl Extract, today I'll be reviewing the Lemon.

Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet

Lemon Extract 1000mg
Brighten skin and providing vitality

With high amount of Vitamin C and lemon ingredients that help regulate sebum secretion, containing natural AHA-containing fruit ingredients, remove all the necessary waste and makes your skin smooth and clear.

Review | Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your weekend? It's a beautiful Sunday and if you don't have anything planned for the rest of your weekend, treat yourself with body massage or mini spa that you could do on your own.

Anyway, I had some free time in my hands right now hence another review! Today, in continuation from yesterday's review, I'm going to share with you guys one of my favourite scrub which is Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub from Etude House.

First of all, I love scrubs. Well, I love anything that remove dead skin cells off my skin so scrub is one of it. I tried other brands before and finally I found a product that is not harsh to my skin and doesn't break me out. Scrubbing my skin has been a beauty ritual for me for the past few months and I scrub at least once a week.

Review | Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Powder Wash

Tuesday 19 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people!! How's your Saturday? OMG! It's been almost a week since I last did a review!! My schedules are so tight right now, that's why. 6 more weeks before the semester break! I am excited because I just purchased my flight tickets home yesterday! :D

Anyway, enough babbling about my life, let's move on to the review for today, which is probably being reviewed more times than you can count because this product, along with its sisters, was released back in 2011. It's been over 2 years and this shows just how good this product is (same goes with others from the same line) that Etude House kept on manufacturing it and I do hope they gonna keep continuing cause I'm in love with this cleanser.

Now, let's go to the Product Description. 

Baking Powder gently exfoliates with its powder texture and penetrates pores to absorb oil and residue for a thorough cleanse. 

Basically, it says that this product will gently exfoliate your skin with its powder-ish texture and goes deep into your pores to absorb sebum and residues.

How to use:
First, wet your skin with water (it goes without saying that it's recommended for you to remove makeup by cleansing cream/water/milk before using this product.).
Then dispense the product onto your hands.
Proceed with applying the product on skin. I guess it's natural for us to spread the product using both hands before applying it on our skin.
Lather it up by massaging your skin for like 2 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water thoroughly.

Net vol.: 60g


I gotta say, the packaging is quite minimalistic, (which I love) but it's not what you expected from Etude House but again, thinking that this from 2011, maybe during that time the focus isn't really for the packaging part. Nevertheless, I love the blue hues and yes, this again has created confusion among the people in my house. If you can't find this, go look for it in your baking cupboard. 

It' been over a year since it's manufactured. It's okay. 

I just love the cap for this one cause it's so tight but easy to open and I think it's important cause this product comes in powder so in order to avoid spilling, close the cap properly by making sure you heard the 'click' sound. Oh, I love the baby blue hue. 

Texture and Scent:

It's powder-ish texture, duh and as you lather it with water, it'll turned into thick (depends on the amount you dispense) white liquid. I'm comfortable with it. No irritation none whatsoever. 

Unlike the Cleansing Cream, the scent of this product to me is like flour or thick soybean I guess. I have soybean powder shake to give me extra boost in the morning and they smell exactly the same. I'm neutral with the scent. I rather have the natural scent rather than it smells like chemicals. 

I love this product so much! After using it, it doesn't leave my skin with tight feeling, just soft and supple and oh I just love it! I used toner right after, and didn't see any trace of makeup or anything on my cotton pads and I guess it's really does its job in deep cleansing! 

This product totally reminds me of my friend's Kose Powder Cleanser (I'm not sure the exact name) that I tried and fell in love with but damn it's so expensive in Malaysia! 

This is perfect after long hours in the studio which is why I bought the whole line for cause it really deep cleansed my skin and after using the product, I feel refreshed! 

Final verdict: 5/5. Love it! Will I repurchase? Definitely! I would recommend this product to those with skin like moi, oily-combo skin, and I guess it's not suitable for dry skin but no worries, this line has the moisturizing Whipping Foam version and I think it's in red hue. Go check it out while its still available!

This product is from my September Haul and according to my receipt, I got this during Etude House Sweeties Club September Promotion for only RM19.90. It's not pictured there though. The retailed price is RM39.90.

So, I guess that's it! I'll see you guys next post! Annyeong~

Review | THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Rice Mask Sheet

Monday 18 November 2013
Happy Sunday! It's been raining all day and I feel like want to stay in bed all day with warm milk and a good book~ with assignments and whatnot, keep on dreaming! T___T

Anyway, today it's going to be a quick post as I still have some final touch to do for my presentation tomorrow so I guess I'm going to review my first sheet mask from THE FACE  SHOP which is Real Nature Rice Mask Sheet.

Skincare Routine | Daily Skincare 1.0

Sunday 17 November 2013
What a beautiful Saturday! It's been raining everyday in the morning for the past week and only today I got to see the sunshine through my windows! Anyway, today I want to talk about my current skin care regimen. Nothing to brag about, as it's only been 2 months and a half since I started. I just want to share with you guys out there, thinking that maybe you can point out if there's something that just not suitable or not supposed to do and hopefully we all can benefit by sharing what we know, yeah?

First thing is of course the Cleansing stage. For cleansing purposes, I'm using several products depending on my skin condition that day, and how deep I need to cleanse my skin especially in the evening.

Exfoliation. If you know me, then you know I love exfoliating my skin. To me it's important to exfoliate my skin at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
Current products:
Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub 
Skinfood Rice Wash-Off Mask  

Massage Cream: Like body massage, facial massage helps to relax your skin, alleviate dullness and sagging also it can promote better circulation below the skin and hence better absorption of skin care products. As for the texture of the cream, it should easily glides over the skin instead of being fully absorbed. This allows me to massage my skin easily without stretching or pulling it. I usually massage my skin at least twice a week.
Current product: TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Massage Cream 

Wash-Off Masks: I love wash-off masks mainly because I love how I can feel the texture of the product while I'm massaging it onto my skin. The purpose of wash-off masks are usually to nourish your skin so my choice of products usually for brightening my skin which contain Apple, Kiwi, and Strawberry, as active ingredients, in Honey or Yogurt forms. To promote better absorption of the products into my skin, I will use my The Body Shop Deep Cleansing Face Mask Enhancer. Click here to know on how to use it.
Current products:
Etude House Wonder Pore Clay Clear Mask 
Etude House I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask 
Etude House I Need You Yogurt Wash-Off Mask 

Toner: After using makeup remover, cleansing oil, foams, even masks, toner picks up any residue left over and refreshes and balances my skin pH as well.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Brightening Skin Toner

Daily Paper Masks: If I'm not using my wash-off masks, I will use paper masks instead. It's so easy and simple! I'm big on paper masks so whenever I shop for skin care products, I will get like at least 10 for myself. Again, I'll focus on getting masks that contain brightening active ingredients. I'm using paper masks usually on Monday and Friday.
Current products:
TheFaceShop Real Nature Mask Sheets
Etude House It's Real Mask Sheets 
Etude HouseI Need You Mask Sheets

Essence or Serum: These are more concentrated version of a moisturizer that are formulated to target specific problem. Their small molecules allows them to penetrate deeply into the skin, smoothing and healing from the inside out.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Effect Essence 

Emulsion: According to hereemulsion is practically a light moisturizer that is often used in the day, whereas traditional moisturizers, lotions and creams may be used at night. The advantage of emulsion is that as a light moisturizer it is just absorbed into the skin fasten, and does not clog pores; hence it is quite effective for people with normal-oily or oily skin. Furthermore, as a light moisturizer, it does not give the skin the shiny, oily look. I think I do agree with this definition.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Brightening Emulsion 

Facial Moisturizer: It helps in preventing my skin from getting dry. Even though I have normal-oily combo skin, I always use moisturiser to compensate the stripped natural oil while deep cleansing my skin.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Moisture Radiance Cream

Sleeping Mask: I love sleeping mask! Like I mentioned in previous post here, it's something that I used to whenever I have the urge to give my skin extra care especially on those days when I'm lack of sleep or rest where my skin feels lifeless, dull, and just screaming for help! So I usually just cleansed, toned my skin and put this mask on and sleep with it. Wake up with a brighter and for lack of a better word, radiating skin.
Current product: TheFaceShop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask 

Soothing Gel: On those days where I go to events outdoor, I will come home with feeling slightly burning sensation. So I use this product to soothe my skin.
Current product: Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 

Sunscreen: As I'm using lots of brightening products, it's imperative to use sunscreens. I get sunburn easily so I use sunscreens every day before leaving my room. Both for facial and body.
Current products:
TheFaceShop Natural Sun AQ Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ 
Etude House Sun Prise Cooling Body Spray SPF50+ PA+++ 

So yeah, that's about it. Phew! That was long, huh? Only after completing this regime I can start applying my makeup in the morning or go to bed at night.

How about you guys? Do share the one product that you would never skip not even a day. Also, what's your HG moisturiser.

Until next post, au revoir!

Review | Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream

Saturday 16 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Finally, Friday is here!!! Well, at least you guys are going to enjoy your weekend as I'm going to have my first critique session for my major design project next Monday. Hence, no weekend! T__T

But no worries, because today I'll be reviewing another cleansing cream from my September Haul that I'm currently using especially on Monday and Friday because I consider this cleansing cream as a heavy duty product.

To some of you who may not know what is a cleansing cream, it's a product mainly used to remove light to medium makeup. A makeup remover that works like cleansing oils, but with less oily residue.

I have normal-oily combo skin so on the normal days when I only used CC cream, BB cream and powder pact or mineral loose powder, I will just use cleansing cream to remove my makeup. But I usually have long hours in the studio particularly on Monday and Friday and hence I require a different set of cleansing line to help me remove all the accumulated dirt on my skin. My TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright works in a same way but I just feel that I need a deeper cleansing plus, I do like to have a change of products I'm using once a while. Especially for cleansing products.

Anyway, let's move on to the product.

I think the Baking Powder line was released back in 2011 because I think I saw the ads were done by Dara 2NE1. I'm not sure. Feel free to correct me if you saw the ads were done by Park Shin Hye instead. 

Tried | THE FACE SHOP Baby Face Wash-Off Pore Pack

Friday 15 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your week so far? For me today things are a bit slow and currently I'm stuck with a block in my creative brain. I need to distract myself for a bit. 

Anyway, I decided to try this sample today. It's from THE FACE  SHOP and I got like 10 of these, equivalent to almost half of full-size product! 

Looking at Hyun Joong oppa, ~melting away~ LOL

Review | I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask Part 4

Thursday 14 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your Wednesday? For me Wednesday is the best day of the week cause I only have class in the morning. So in the evening I got to catch some sleep or watch movie. May sounds weird to you guys cause no, I don't have normal weekends. It usually filled with assignments, projects, presentations preparations and whatnot.

Anyway, right after returning from campus, I remembered that I haven't post up this review on the last portion of my I Need You, Wash-Off Mask Honey, which is Cactus extract. I tried this portion like a week ago but decided to KIV this post because I was so busy with uni stuffs.

Anyway, according to Etude House, this portion supposedly can help you to remove skin dirt (huh?). I don't really get that part. Is it dead skin cells or what?

Makeup Routine | Daily and Occasional Makeup Items

Wednesday 13 November 2013
I was talking to one of studiomate the other day and we were talking about what kinds of makeup that we use for our go-to makeup routine. It goes without saying that as someone who don't really have much time especially in the morning, where my classes started at 8 or 9 a.m., my makeup routine is pretty simple.

I divided my makeup items into several group of products, from those that I wear for one to two hours of discussion or tutorial sessions, to my everyday makeup routine, for dining occasions and when I'm out with my girls.

First, let's go to the most simplest one.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free B.B. Stick SPF21 PA+++ in 02 Natural


Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 Skin Transformer B.B Cream SPF26 PA+++ in 02 Natural


Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Shine Free Powder Foundation SPF20 in Natural

To be frank, the above products are my first makeup ever since I was 15. First, I had the powder pact, then comes the concealer and lastly, the BB Cream. I guess old habit die hard. Though I have other similar products, I just keep on buying these one after another for the past 10 years. 

Maybelline Master Liner Eye liner in Black. This one is just if you're looking for something that you're gonna wear for like well, 1 to two hours, without sweating so much. It's non-waterproof, doesn't stay long, and easily smudged. I was in a hurry when I bought this. Big mistake.

Review | Etude House Magic Bubble Creamy Peeling Wash

Tuesday 12 November 2013
Hello! How are you today? Beautiful Saturday isn't it? Yesterday was a very long day and I literally passed out after my design studio (though I actually went out to do some pre-Christmas Etude House haul before I went back to my dorm LOL) and only this morning I started to draft this review.

Anyway, today I'll be sharing with you guys about a product released by Etude House in 2012 (ads were done by 2NE1's Dara), from the Magic Bubble Peeling line, Creamy Peeling WashThere are 3 products in this line, O2 Water Peeling Pack, Creamy Peeling Wash and Brush Peeling Foam. Not only these are different in terms of the form and texture, these also have different main ingredients. But these are all offering same function which is peeling i.e. removing the dead skin cells. 

I found a translated ads from Google. Sorry, I forgot to take down the link but it's from eBay.

Now, let's go to the Product Description. 

Etude House Magic Bubble Peeling, Creamy Peeling Wash.
Formulated with Cellulose, this whipped cream textured exfoliator works to eliminate dry and dull surface, to reveal a soft and smooth complexion.
It improves penetration of skin care and make up products due to removal of dead skin cells.

How to use:
  • Cleanse and towel-dry your skin.
  • Shake the bottle and press the pump firmly, point in a downward direction to dispense the appropriate amount of product.
  • Gently massage the product on skin using circular movement.
  • Do not exceed 3 minutes 
  • Rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water. 
  • Use 1 to 2 times per week. 
  • Replace the cap after use. 
Net capacity: 120ml

Review | Etude House I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask Part 3

Monday 11 November 2013
Today has been a long day. Believe me, you don't want to have a design critique session with 3 different lecturers. One of them was carrying a water gun. I am not kidding. Anyway, today I'm going to do another review on this portion of Etude House I Need You, Honey Wash Mask which is Angelica Extracts that I tried yesterday. 

If you guys wanna check out other portions of this wash-off mask, feel free to click part 1 and part 2. 

So Etude House claims that this mask's active ingredient which is Angelica Extracts that can help you in tightening your pores, making your skin appear to be smoother.

Like I have stated in my previous post, it won't give you instant results but prolong use can help you to see faster results. But I would prefer to see slow but progressing result rather than instant or quick result because when you stop using the product, your skin will turn to worse condition. Be it break outs, pigmentation and etc.

Review | THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Apple Flesh Mask Pack

Sunday 10 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? It's a beautiful Sunday and since I have a little time to spare, I'm going to share with you guys about the first product I ever bought from THE FACE SHOP. Like some of you would know, I bought some products that are focusing on pore care and this product is one of it.

Before I get on with my review, let's see what has been stated in the THE FACE SHOP website regarding this product.

This mask pack line was released back in 2011 (though in Malaysia this line was just released quite recently) and there are three featured active ingredients, Kiwi, Strawberry, and Apple. All of these mask packs are consist of real flesh of the respective ingredients. 

Kiwi Jelly Mask Pack  

Contains fresh kiwi extracts. Kiwi are known for their high and rich vitamin C content and it supplies the skin with moisture and nutrition. This mask pack is for Soothing and Brightening.

Strawberry Smoothie Mask Pack

Strawberry extracts containing rich vitamin C and fruit acid gives moisture to skin and soothes.
This mask pack is for Immediate Moisturising.

Apple Flesh Mask Pack

Rich in citric acid and pectin, apple helps with the skin’s turnover rate to give you smooth silky texture. This mask pack is for Dead Skin Cells Care i.e. this mask can help you to remove dead skin cells off your skin.

How to use:
After cleansing and toning, apply to the entire face while avoiding the areas around the eyes and lips.
After 5 to 10 minutes, wash the face thoroughly with warm water. 

Net capacity: 110ml



This product comes in a medium-sized plastic, sturdy tub. THE FACE SHOP uses real apple illustrations on the tub and I do love the idea of that. So natural!

Review | Watsons Sakura Whitening Cleansing Oil

Saturday 9 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? I hope it's wonderful and as for me, this is the first weekend in 3 weeks that I actually get to spend at least one day, rewarding myself with a little foot spa setup, body scrub and whatnot, done by none other but myself. Well, among one of those things that I keep telling myself that is to always reward yourself after a long hard work.

Anyway, I think about a month ago, after reading one of my favourite beauty blogger review (check it out here) on Rich Cleansing Oil from my favourite cleansing line which is TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright line, I went to Pavilion KL with the intention to buy it but it turned out to be out of stock. 

So I went to Watsons to pick up some toiletries and as per usual, Watsons was offering some items with special prices if you buy stuffs for merely over RM20. One of the items is what I'll be reviewing today, which is Watsons in-house brand, Sakura Whitening Cleansing Oil for Translucent and Radiance.

Product Description:
Specially formulated with water-soluble oil, our Watsons Cleansing Oil Range can easily dissolve makeup from your skin's surface and clean impurities deep down into your pores. 
Botanical Olive and Grape Seed Oils provide added antioxidant and moisturising benefits during the deep cleansing process. 
This mild, non-greasy formula thoroughly cleanses your skin in one easy step and eliminates the need for additional cleansing products. 
It leaves your skin feeling clear, refreshed and hydrated after use. 

Review | Etude House Wonder Pore Clay Clear Mask

Friday 8 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your week so far? I bet you guys are all busy partying for Halloween right now. Collecting candies and whatnot. Though I don't celebrate Halloween, it's always interesting to learn other people's culture. Anyway, I'm back with another review and this time I'll be reviewing my first wash-off mask from Etude House and it's from the awesome Wonder Pore line, the Clay Clear Mask.

I bet you guys already know that integrating a clay-based products is a must for those who have oily and oily-normal combo skin. Why? Cause clay can help in absorbing excess sebum and minimise your pores!

Review | THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun AQ Super White Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Thursday 7 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! I just got back from my design studio (and yes, it's 5 in the morning) and before going to bed, I decided to write a review about a product that I have come to a conclusion that this product goes into my Must-Have list. It's THE FACE  SHOP Natural Sun AQ Super White Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++.

I was discussing with my friends earlier on sun screens that we use everyday and to my surprise, only 2 out of 5 of us use sun screens! Malaysia is a country where it's hot all year around and I think it's very important to use sun screens.

But to be honest, me too, was an ignorant who didn't use any sun screen at all, until one day I went outside my house to play with my baby nephew for a few hours, and next thing I knew, I got a terrible sunburned.

Plus, since I've been using brightening products which are THE FACE  SHOP Flebote White Crystal line for about 6 weeks, I'm desperate for protection! If I left my dorm without putting on sunscreen, I feel like my face is burning! According to the beauty assistants at The Body Shop, that's the result of using a brightening or whitening products without using sunscreens. Totally didn't know about that.

Even with my BB Cream that has SPF26 PA+++ or a BB Mousse that has SPF30 PA+++, I still feel the slightly burning feeling on my facial skin so I guess there's only solution to that. That is to get a product with higher SPF i.e. a product like this one.

A quick note, "SPF" stands for “Sun Protection Factor”. The value demonstrates the effectiveness of protection against UV-B, as well as the degree of protection against UV-B when nothing is applied on skin. For example, SPF 25 means that the UV protection product is 25 times more effective on guarding against skin redness (sunburn) from the sun than when nothing is applied on skin.
"PA" stands for “Protection Grade of UV-A”. PA+ signifies the product as having “protection efficacy” with PA ++ and PA+++ indicating strong protection efficacy. In general, the higher the SPF value, the higher the PA value.
In short, UVB causes sunburn and UVA causes long term skin damage. Source

Review | THE FACE SHOP Face It Aura Color Control Cream

Wednesday 6 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How’s your week so far? For me, I’m really busy with drawing lessons though I’m taking a break from drawing 10-sketches-per-week session right now. So today I’m gonna write up a review on a single product that most beauty bloggers that I’m following are raving about which is THE FACE  SHOP Face It Aura Color Control Cream.

I believe most of you either already jumped into the CC cream bandwagon or know all about it but haven’t tried it yet but as for me, CC cream is already exist by the time I learned about Korean beauty products. The first 2 weeks of my research is all about minimising my pores but after that I’m all about brightening products. Hence, this particular CC cream.

Product Description:


The front and the back of the box. 

Review | THE FACE SHOP Fruits Bowl Hand Cream in Lemon

Tuesday 5 November 2013
Hello! I'm back with another review! This time I'll be reviewing about this cute hand cream from THE FACE  SHOP. I bet most of you guys carry hand cream in your hand bags, school bags, college bags, even portfolio bags, nah, just kidding! But for me, I love buying body lotion samples at the drugstore counters and use them as my hand lotions. I love miniatures of The Body Shop body butter too!

Anyway, as I was doing my surveys on the best Korean beauty products at the beauty stores in my hometown, of course I did some shopping and got myself lots of samples. It was late August and THE FACE  SHOP was having Merdeka Sale (In conjunction with our 56th Independence Day) so I got this cute hand cream as a freebie.

Before I thought freebies are like those things that the store can't sell, or products that come in mini version, those that you'll get if you buy a full-size version of it. Like my Nina Ricci Paradis perfume. But I never experience where I bought some products and get a freebie that actually can be bought separately. Well, now that I remember it, The Body Shop done that before where I got miniatures of body shower gels but see? Miniatures. This one comes in full size. Isn't THE FACE  SHOP is great at things like this? You guys saw my October haul, right? Look at those freebies!

Anyway, let's get back to the aforementioned product.

Product Description:
Soften rough hands with Honey Concentrate!
Indulge your hands with sweet and fresh scent of lemon as pure Lemon Extract works with Honey Concentrate and Botanical Oil Complex to rejuvenate and soften the hands.

Beauty Talk | Korean Beauty Secrets

Monday 4 November 2013
As we all know, Korean women and men (no surprise!) are so conscious about their skin condition and hence spend a great deal of time and of course money to get the flawless skin that we all want.

Warning! Medium Song Hye Kyo photos. :D

Ain't that the ultimate praise of them all? Oh! Jo In Sung..~melting~
My favourite Korean actress, Song Hye Kyo is one of those who have admirable skin. I watched all her dramas ever since Autumn in My Heart back in 2002. I was only 12 and even until today, I’m still in love with her acting.

Then, in 2006, I started to join my friends in K-Pop fandom and discovered K-Pop boy bands like Big Bang, DBSK, Super Junior, and SS501. Then, I came to admire Kim Hyun Joong as singers and now actors. Now, you guys know why I’m into TheFaceShop products so much, huh?

Anyway, I just read an article on Korean Beauty Secrets today and would love to share my opinion about it with you guys.

Review | Etude House Moistfull Flower Cream

Sunday 3 November 2013
Finally after a long week, it's Friday and people! I need a break! Hence, here I am writing another review on a product that to be honest I rarely use cause as this is a moisturising cream, a super at that, I only use it at night, after having a long day at lecture halls i.e. Wednesday. The air-condition is just harsh to my skin, really!

Etude House Moistfull Flower Cream. This is one of the products from the Etude House Moistfull skin care collection that's formulated with Baobab tree extract to soothe dry skin (like all other cream from the collection) but this one is especially formulated with Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Floral Complex that's supposedly soothe even a drier skin.

Product Description:

Moistfull Flower is formulated with Baobab Tree Extract to relieve and replenish dry skin with abundant moisture and a Cherry Blossom Floral Complex to nourish, soothe, and protect the face.

Capacity: 50ml

How to use:
Apply cream to all areas of the face and neck as the final step in skin care. 

Beauty Haul | The Body Shop Malaysia

Saturday 2 November 2013
As I have been busy with design projects and other assignments therefore I'm so grateful that I can  shop online plus the local shipping is quite affordable. But let me be honest with you, only half of the stuffs shown here were purchased online while the other half were purchased in-store as I just happened to pass by one while picking up some groceries for the weekend at studio. 

So I placed my order on Monday morning and everything arrived just now! Well, it was supposed to be Next-Day Delivery but they do stated in their official website that it's gonna be a bit late as they're having a lot of orders during sale but 3 days is still super awesome! 

Love the greetings and only then I noticed their Facebook and Twitter page. 
They put in shredded papers to secure my orders, nice! 
I didn't buy so much online as I actually have re-stocked my essentials from the brand last August so I just grabbed some travel-sized items as I kind of living in the studio these days.

Now, let's get right into it. 

Tried | Etude House I'm Blooming Brightening Wash-Off Gel

Friday 1 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! It's 3 in the morning and I just finished sorting like 2/3 of paper works in my dad's office so I'm gonna write a review before hitting the sack tonight, err..this morning. Okay, now I'm confused. O.o Anyway, as I received a lot of samples from Etude House beauty stores, this is one of them. In fact, I got like 10 of them. LOL That's what you get if you go to 4-5 different stores. :)

I heard this line was released last Spring and it was a hit among my younger cousins who love the fact that this line is 7-Free product (Paraben, Mineral Oil, Artificial Colour, Talc, Sulfate activator, Benzophenone, and Formaldehyde) What? Formaldehyde? I thought it's only used in keeping specimens fresh in labs? You know, dead bodies? 

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