Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

Tuesday 31 December 2013
For today I'd like to review about a cleansing foam that I've been dying to try since about 3 months ago but I couldn't as I was using another cleansing line from TheFaceShop so only today, as I ran out all of them i.e. my cleansing cream, morning cleanser, even my evening cleanser, I think it's time to unwrap this one and give it a go. :D

My Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing line. These are all from my September Haul but I only used these a few times because I think it's better to use one cleansing line at a time, right?

The item that I'm going to review today is none other but this Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Strawberry

Hello, lovely people! Just finished my exam and finally got to try this mask pack! :D Literally I Need You, Mask! LOL

This is the last pack out of four, so if you haven't read my review on other Kiwi, Apricot, and Apple packs, just click on the links! :D


Beauty Haul | Skinfood

Sunday 29 December 2013

At the beginning of this journey of using Korean beauty skincare products, I discovered Skinfood products quite late I guess, compared to TheFaceShop and Etude House. Plus, if I were to compare, Skinfood beauty stores aren't as many as TheFaceShop and Etude House both in my hometown and around the place that I'm currently living in.

But those things didn't stop me from going out of my usual places and discovered other new stores and hence, when I first tried the product and actually finish it quicker than other items on my vanity table, I realized, maybe I should give a chance to myself to explore more from this brand. Oh, I was talking about Skinfood Rice Wash-Off Mask, by the way. 

Anyway, as per usual, I tried the samples given to me, ended up buying some miniature kits and finally fell in love with this one product that just suits my needs right now.

As I was looking for a serum or essence that can help me brighten up my skin tone, at the same time giving me the anti-aging properties that I need, I found Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. About 3 weeks after I used up the miniature kit that I got, I decided to get the full size product and I gotta say, this is the first time I got myself a product that I've tried the samples, did a thorough research on it, gather testimonies from my favourite beauty bloggers, and of course I had consulted the experienced Beauty Advisers in Skinfood beauty stores itself. Oh, yes! I am indeed excited while getting this for myself and even happier when I found out that Skinfood was having promotion on this very product and I went ahead to get it the day after the promotion was announced in Skinfood Official Facebook page.

I got the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum with Cotton pads, Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask, Black Sugar Perfect Mask Sheet and a headband. So lucky to be among the early birds who get the limited number of free mask sheets. Yay!

Beauty Haul | Etude House

If you've read my previous post, this is the second part of this end-of-the-year haul and these are the products I got from Etude House!

But first, look at these bags! They're so huge and I could use them to bring my architectural models in it! Loving them~ Now, let's get right into it!

Like I mentioned in my New Year Wishlist post, I wanted the Wonder Pore Christmas Set and the other stuffs are from the Buy 1 Free 1 promos.  I got the Wonder Pore Freshener, the Wonder Pore Whipping FoamingWonder Pore White Clay Clear Mask, the Cotton Glove, Brush and the Spatula to apply the mask. It serves a great purpose to keep things hygiene. There's a reason why I still grabbed 2 other 500ml Wonder Pore Freshener even though one is included in the Christmas Set... hehe Surprise! Surprise!

Beauty Haul | THE FACE SHOP

Hello again, peeps! It's the second post of the day and I'm going to share with you guys about the items that I got recently. First of all, the stuffs that I get for myself from my favourite brand, THE FACE  SHOP! 

I ran out of my THE FACE  SHOP Rice Water Bright cleansing line and right now I'm using my Baking Powder cleansing line from Etude House and while shopping, I decided to get these as I was really curious about them. Again, these are all for my excess sebum! Really hope that these are gonna work well with my skin. 

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Apple

Hello, beautiful people! It's Sunday here in Malaysia and I woke up way earlier than usual cause of the wind keep hitting my door and it's more annoying than my alarm. 

Anyway, as I already fully woke up, why not post a quickie, right? Plus, I just tried this like few minutes ago, so it's better to post now cause I'm too lazy to jot down what I think of this one and post later. hehe

As in the previous post, I tried the Apricot Pack so this time it's the Apple Pack! For details, descriptions on this wash-off mask, please go to my previous post here

"An Apple a day keeps the doctors away". That's what I learned since pre-school and I gotta say, apple is my favourite imported fruit. I love everything apple; from juice, to smoothies, to pies and most of all, apple rabbits. hehe
Click on image to learn how to cut the apple like this! :D
Apple extracts are known as ingredient in skincare that soften and brighten up our skin. Oh, do check out my review on TheFaceShop Real Nature Apple Flesh Pack to know more about other apple-based product that I have.

Coming back to this product, here it is! 

Sagwa is Korean for Apple. Also means apologize. haha :D Suddenly recalled back some scenes in K-drama where apple is used to apologize to someone. Especially guys. LOL 

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Apricot

Saturday 28 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? For me, I'm still in my revision week so I guess you guys get the picture.

As I have been studying all day, I wanna get my mind off from exams just for a bit so here I am, releasing some steam off with trying this cute pack hence I'm gonna write a quick review. By the way, this is a continuation from my previous post here, so for today I'm going to review the Apricot Pack.

I honestly never ate an apricot before (or maybe I did but didn't know it's an apricot? LOL) so I didn't really know about it. So... 

Of Final Exams and December Haul

Hello! Finally the weekend is here! There are few more days before the final exams gonna start but most of my friends including moi is in the holiday mood already. haha For me, it's only 10 days left before I'm flying home. Home as in my hometown in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. *the seafood is calling!!*

I just prepared a list of things I wanna do right after I get home as I'll be spending 4 days in Kuching, Sarawak for few days after I got home as Mom and is going to attend a Tupperware event yay! More new stuffs coming to my kitchen!!! of course beauty samples from BeautiControl (Tupperware skincare subsidiary company) and not forgetting the hotels we're gonna stay in! :D
In summary, I'm excited for that. Perfect getaway cause I definitely don't wanna go right into my dad's office being the temp worker, organizer, meeting boring clients, helping around with stuffs. 

Wait, I thought I was gonna talk about my finals? LOL let me to just let you into my real life, okay? Just a lil' bit. I promise you it won't be that boring. 

Basically, it's common for us in architecture department, who are mostly doing 6 to 7 year program, to have less than 4 final exams and that's because we have design studio which make up to a third of total credit hours sigh and architectural drawing lessons and instead of written exams, we need to submit design proposals, presentation boards, sketches, models, and sometimes artist impression where we get to do a little bit more to art rather than architecture itself. Talk about artworks and whatnot. For this semester, I only have 2 written exams. Which is awesome. I went for optional short semesters to be done with subjects like second languages and other religion-based studies. Ugh, now I feel bored talking about this stuff! haha :D Thing is, the reason I write this whole a lot of words in this post is because when I applied for Google AdSense, they said my blog is just full of photos and images and doesn't have enough contents. Sigh

Hence, this post. Oh, December Haul. :D now I have some interesting stuffs to talk about. 

Like I mentioned above, I'm going home so it goes without saying that my girls i.e. younger cousins will be waiting for me at home, all excited to get their New Year Gifts, plus schools gonna start pretty much next week so I guess it's no harm buying some skincare stuffs for them to bring along to their dorms, right?

So this week, after my final presentation week ended, I went out and buy some stuffs for them and of course for myself and mum. I basically ran out most of skincare products, as it's been 3 months since I used my TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal line (review soon!) and my Toner, Essence, and night Cream have finished so I was looking for a new line to get into.

A little teaser. 

I bought some stuffs from TheFaceShop, Skin Food and Etude House. I guess you know why. My girls love Etude House. Me too, actually. Oh, well. you guys know that already. 

Though I can't promise not to shop right after the exam on 31st, so... 

Haul post will be up soon. I'm going to post this month's haul in parts because I can't just spend 4 hours straight on computers as I need to do some revision so let's take our time on updates, yeah?

Love you guys. Annyeong~

Review | Skin Food Rice Wash-Off Mask

Friday 27 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! Finally it's the end of the week! I bet most of you are still in holiday mood especially it's gonna be New Year soon! For me, I'm working on my New Year Resolution right now. God knows what's in the list.

For today, I'd like to review another item from my October Haul, which is this Rice Wash-Off Mask from my newly favourite brand, Skin Food.

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks

Thursday 26 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Second post of the day! Oh, well. I'm taking a break from doing my revision (...or is that an excuse?? hehe) so here I am with another review! :D

In the previous post, I mentioned that I don't have the Aloe mask sheet, right? Funny thing is, mom called yesterday and thanked me for the Aloe mask sheets that I left at home and told me she was using it after she returned from fishing with my uncles. So... I guess you guys get the picture, right? 

To continue the #masksheetmarathon challenge, I wanna make a twist over here and sum it up with this nice wash-off masks from the same I Need You! line. I know. I know. It's not a mask sheet but it's from the same line so I guess it's okay. LOL 

As I have reviewed the Honey Wash-Off Masks before and as you guys might already know, this is the Yogurt version. 

Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks

Review: Etude House I Need You, Green Tea! Mask Sheet

Tuesday 24 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your week so far? For me, I'm finally done with the presentation week and right now is the revision week hence I decided to have one or two days off to clear my mind (read: window shopping) with my girls but before that, I'm going to continue with my #masksheetmarathon

With that, I present you;

Etude House I Need You, Green Tea! Mask Sheet

Green Tea extract 1,000mg
Dead skin cells and moisturizing

With its Green Tea herb components, it calms down and provides nutrition to our skin. 
It makes our skin more energetic, gives vitality as well as brightness.

Review | THE FACE SHOP Lovely ME:EX Make Me Star Waterproof Gel Liner

Saturday 21 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! Finally I'm back with another review and as for this time, these are among the first makeup items I bought from THE FACE  SHOP, the Make Me Star Waterproof Gel Liners from the Lovely ME:EX line.

#02 Choco Latte #04 Disco Purple and #05 Sky Fever


Tuesday 10 December 2013
To all me lovely readers. 

Though, I don't want to say this, but I'm going to be on hiatus for 2 weeks due to upcoming final major project presentation.

I apologize if I didn't reply to your comment instantly. 

So, enjoy your holiday, and take care of your body, heart and mind. 

"I'll be back before the snow melts" - Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Love you guys!

xoxo, Mira


Hi, lovelies! How are you guys? 

For me it's been depressing and to top it off, it's so depressing. Sigh 

I got so many assignment and today, I had my final project presentation. So yeah, hopefully everything goes well. I'm working and praying hard!

To those of you who're in the midst of final exams and whatnot, do take care of your body at this crucial times. Eat well! Sleep well! Do revisions wisely. No spot questions! LOL

I'll see you guys next week. 

Until then , au revoir! 

Love, Mira

Review: Etude House I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet

Sunday 8 December 2013
So the weekend is over and tomorrow is the beginning of another week, and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the year.

But let's not get depressed and as per usual, Sunday is a day when I treat myself with self-facial treatment and in conjunction with #masksheetmarathon today I would like to share with you guys my first impression on using this by far the one with the nicest scent (from the same line) which is I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet from none other than Etude House.

Etude House I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet

Royal Jelly Extract 1,000mg
Abundant moisturizing and skin health care

Royal Jelly which contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, high amounts of nutrients. can help in calming down the weakened skin due to external factors and can stimulate the skin and making it brighter and moisture. 

Beauty Empties 1.0 | November

Saturday 7 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Having a lovely weekend?

As I read a fellow beauty blogger +Jannatul Rahamoni post on her November Empties today, I was reluctant to post mine. But she tagged me! LOL Hence, here we are... On my November Empties post. :D

This is the first time I'm doing an Empties post so please bear with me, okay? Hehe :)

For me, I didn't emptied out much of stuffs because one, I live alone. In dormitories but we girls rarely share anything because we have different choice in products.

Pantene Pro-V Silky Smooth Care Shampoo and Conditioner. I didn't know what happened, though I used to use these two like 3 years ago, then I switched to Herbal Essence, then to Head & Shoulder and when I returned to these two, I had terrible dandruff! Maybe because I didn't wear scarf while I was using these two back then but I don't know. Maybe the formula is different now? Sigh. But I still went on and using them until finish and bought different brand.

Review | Maybelline Smooth Clear Collection

Friday 6 December 2013
Hello, my lovely readers! Finally the week is over and T.G.I.F! Tomorrow is the only day I can relax and do stuffs I want to do like rolling on my bed all day! LOL Haha :D Kidding! I have urban trail tomorrow i.e. walking around KL city and take street photos. 

Anyway, today marks the 14th week since I became a beauty blogger and for the first time ever, I would like to do a makeup review. :)

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I've been using this line since about 10 years ago and only recently the packaging has changed! ...and I am still not sure whether to get the new ones or nor cause I bought other compact powders from another line (Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation and TheFaceShop Oil Cute Pore Powder Pact) but yeah, since it's so affordable, why not? hehe shopaholic alert! 

Basically, there are 3 items that I have from this Maybelline's Clear Smooth line. 

Beauty Talk | Shea Butter

Thursday 5 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your Wednesday? I just had a quick hand spa and dear, as if I could hear the whisper of my hands how they're so relaxed and happy after all those days holding pastels and whatnot.

Anyway, it's been a while since I last post on Beauty Talk category so this week, I'd love to share with you guys on a topic that me and my girls talked about recently which is Shea butter. 

Current favourite product: White Musk Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme 50ml

Review: Etude House I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet

Tuesday 3 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your week so far? It's been crazy for me as I need to submit 2 assignments on the same day tomorrow. But I did finished them early so yay!!

Anyway, today I'm going to do another review on another mask sheet from Etude House's I Need You line which is Ginseng!

Etude House I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet

Red Ginseng extract 1,000mg
Abundant nutrition and skin resilience

A rich supply of nutrients to the superior ginseng regain weakened skin due to an external stimulus or stress, fill in the missing nutrients and moisture, makes the skin smooth and firm. 

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