Beauty Empties | Sheet Masks 7.0

Sunday 31 March 2019

Before posting my Empties for the first quarter of 2019, I'm gonna share with you guys about the sheet masks that I've used throughout the past 3 months (January till this month of March) and although the numbers for this quarter went down again to 31 as I was just finishing up the some soon-to-be-expired masks, I'd sure hope I'm gonna clear out some more of my ever-growing stash in the next quarter.

😍 - Love it. Will/already repurchase(d)!
😃 - Just nice and average. Might repurchase.
😟 - Just gonna walk the next time I see it even on sale. . .

😍 - LANEIGE Perfect Renew Regenerating Masks x 5

😍 - Innisfree Soothing Second Skin Mask
😍 - B.liv Nano Bio-Cellulose Age Eraser Mask
😍 - Mediheal W.H.P White Hydrating Black Mask EX
😍 - Dr.Jart+ Mask Micro Jet Brightening Solution

😍 - COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask
😍 - COSRX One Step Moisture Up Kit x 2
😍 - COSRX One Step Original Clear Kit

😍 - Jumiso Chewy-Elasticity Mask x 5
😍 - Jumiso Water-Splash Mask
😍 - Jumiso First Skin-Brightening Mask

😍 - JM Solution Honey Luminous Royal Propolis Mask
😃 - JM Solution Water Luminous S.O.S Ringer Mask

😃 - VProve Phyto Therapy Flavonoid Mask
😃 - VProve Phyto Therapy Polyphenol Mask x 2
😃 - VProve Phyto Therapy Anthocyanin Mask x 2
😃 - VProve Phyto Therapy Isoflavone Mask

😃 - A'PIEU Grapefruit & Sparkling Sheet Mask
😃 - A'PIEU Banana & Honey Sheet Mask

I'm glad I didn't try anything that I don't like! Yay! Again, I know that the numbers are low compared to the previous quarters so now that I've accumulated all of my 2019-expiring sheet masks from my stash, I'm gonna try to use sheet mask at least once a day. Do stay tuned for that! 

I guess that's all from me so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~

Beauty Empties 20.0 | March

Friday 29 March 2019

Welcome to the first Empties post of 2019 and like I've mentioned many times before; no matter how little or many products I have finished within the quarter of the year, I'm just grateful and giving myself pats on the shoulder for finishing them. My goal is to post and Empties post every 3 months, not only to just clear out my bin but also to track my skincare stash by updating my spreadsheet - yes, I would prefer to keep it tight so I won't or less buying new products that I haven't tried twice. Beginning 2018, I no longer believe in buying 2 products thinking it is good and therefore I'll be needing a backup for it. I have set a rule to only repurchase a certain product after consideration and full or mini review of it except the products that are on my HG list where I'll be buying them whenever I have extra budget to invest. Enough ranting, let's get to some products that I've finished from January till this month!


For skincare, I only finished 3 cleansers and a sunscreen. I recently finished my first tub of that Heimish All Clean Balm and now I'm on my second one! I do love it as it works better than the first cleansing balm I ever tried which was from Banila Co. That THE FACE SHOP White Seed Exfoliating Cleansing Foam is good for my evening routine although my skin is feeling more on drier side for months now so I actually used like a quarter of it for my face while the rest as my body cleanser and I'm currently on my second tube now; (I know) it is just one of those times I'm regretting buying backups. The same goes to that A'PIEU Deep Clean Foam Cleanser. I'm pretty sure the pH is high so I need to use pH adjusting toner whenever I used this in my cleansing routine. Won't be repurchasing for sure.

I've finished a tube of that best-selling sunscreen from THE FACE SHOP; Natural Sun Eco Power Long Lasting Sun Cream and even though it performed quite well as a long-wearing tone-up sunscreen, I've decided not to repurchase at least until 2022 as I just bought the full-sized of the upgraded version of the best tone-up sunscreen I've tried; Dr.G Brightening Sun Up now with SPF50+. Thank you, next!

For body care, I have finished the Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life although not really to be honest as I've tried a better one from The Body Shop but as for the The Righteous Butter, I think it's great but I am always into trying new body lotions; that is just the reality of it and the only one that I have repurchased over and over again would be from L'Occitane.

That empty container is actually a finished coffee body scrub from a local brand, and I'm currently on my second tub of it. Not that it's amazing or anything but I don't feel like spending over RM100 getting coffee scrub from Sephora. It works well at smoothing out the dead skin cells and I love the smell of coffee so.

I also finished another tube of perfumed hand cream from THE FACE SHOP and this time it's the Rose Water scented. It's just a typical lightweight hand cream that runs like water to me so I have recently switched to thicker hand cream from a German brand that I bought from Watsons.

I guess that's all of it! I hope I can finish more products by the end of next quarter so I'll be seeing you guys on the next Empties post. Annyeong~

2019 Spring Launches | Shu Uemura Unlimited Fluid Foundation

Monday 18 March 2019

Shu Uemura Unlimited Fluid Foundation is a new liquid foundation with SPF24 and it comes in 24 shades. The foundation focuses on three things: shade range, lightweight texture and long wearing.

The formula is light and smooth, giving an even color to your complexion while feeling completely lightweight. All the shades have been selected to suit Asian women of all skin tones. This selection of shades is based on through the research of over 3000 women from all over Asia.

On SEPHORA Malaysia website, there are currently 12 shades available and I'm hoping for them to make full range available soon as I don't see my shade range in there, at least not yet.

I've made some inquiry at Imago Kota Kinabalu Boutique and the BA has informed that the shades available are only half of the full range too! I'm not sure which ones so I'll be heading down there to check it out myself. Also, I'd be picking up the new Blanc:Chroma Lightening and Polishing Cleansing Oil sample kit to see if it's better than my regular Anti/Oxi+ Skin Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil.

Have you tried anything from Shu Uemura? Let me know!

Review | AllYoung X Elle Clean Beauty Foaming Facial Cleanser and Moist Beauty Iris Water-Like Oil

Thursday 14 March 2019

Last month, I've received another package from AllYoung Malaysia containing two products from Elle™ a brand used by AllYoung under license from Hachette Filipacchi Presse SA, France. I wasn't at all aware that Elle™ actually have a skincare division but being part of probably the largest magazine publishing business focusing on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment that just might be possible. Let me know if you have further information because the related websites are in Chinese so feel free to throw in some legit information.

Now, the first product that I want to get into is the face cleanser.

Elle Clean Beauty Foaming Facial Cleanser

Product Description:

The fine-textured foam contains 30% of Amino Acid ingredient which gently cleanses pores, moisturises and locks hydration within your skin. It will leave you with a radiant, smooth and glowing complexion.

  • Refreshing Oceanic fragrance
  • Chondrus Crispus Extract; rich in collagen which forms an invisible protective film on skin.
  • Add-in 30% Amino Acid ingredient; helps to remove dirt easily, lock in moisture and slow down the loss of water from the skin. Provides intense skin moisture for long-lasting hydration.

Ingredients list:
Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-32, PEG-6, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCL, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Panthenol, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hyaluronate.

How to Use:
Apply sufficient amount of foaming cleanser onto hands with some water and work it till it lathers. Gently massage lather onto skin and leave it on skin for few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. For day and night use.

Capacity: 105g



The cleanser came in its own box with a very minimal design; white with simple product descriptions on it. Note that the Period After Opened is only 6 months.


There's ingredients list printed on the label at one of the sides and the manufacturing and expiration dates are printed at the bottom of the box.


The same goes to the tube that houses the product; white and simple product descriptions on it while at the back of the tube, there's instruction on how to use and expiration date printed on. Basically, you can just throw out or better yet, recycle the box right away because all the information you need is right on the tube.

Unlike most facial cleansers I've encountered so far, this comes with twist cap which is somewhat inconvenient to me as I'm used to regular flip caps.



This product is creamy but once lathered, it is less foamy compared to your regular cleanser and can be easily rinsed off. I usually squeeze out 1cm size of cleanser onto palm (or at the back of your hand like me), lather with water until you get a foamy consistency. Massage gently onto wet face and gently cleanse for 30 seconds. Wash it off with water thoroughly.


As you probably noticed on my social media; Instagram, I've been using this cleanser regularly; alternating with my other gentle cleansers in the morning and I do love how less bubbly the foam is as it doesn't dry out my skin even after massaging my skin thoroughly. My skin also feeling nice and smooth afterwards.

Elle Moist Beauty Iris Water-Like Oil

Product Description:

A new revolutionary oil and water balanced skin care. Get a fresh bubbly touch for activating of your nature beautiful skin with extra moisture.

Perfectly balances with Argan Oil (ECOCERT and NATRUE certified) and Alaria Esculenta Extract for performing a maximum affection. Yet it provides energies upon skin which will result in a better, healthier, glowing skin from inside out. Also effectively boosts the production of collagen hyperplasia, tighten and smooth wrinkles, finally, to regain the perfect elastic of your natural beautiful skin.

Ingredients list:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol Isostearate, Isododecane, Argan Oil, Squalane, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Butylene Glycol, Iris Florentina Root Extract.

How to Use:

  • Daily skincare: after cleanse your face, apply a small amount as a moisturiser and gently massage onto your face neck area till it's well-absorbed into skin. Use with a certain portion of lotion or serum for better hydrated result.
  • With makeup: Mix an ample amount of foundation, apply evenly on face and neck area and gently massage it for fast absorption and long-lasting perfect makeup.
  • Multi-purpose: Apply just a few amount on your lips to avoid cracked lips, apply on hair to protect split ends; massage your entire body with it for a relaxation and refreshing feeling. Minimum product, maximum results.

Capacity: 25ml



As you can see, the box is simply designed; I'd take it as the brand intends to focus more on the product itself, them being their ultimate acne solution skincare products. Do note that these products are to be used within 6 months after opening.

There's English product descriptions at the back and side of the boxes which are nice considering the brand is originating from Taiwan.


There's English product ingredients list at the back with the Expiration and Manufacturing dates printed at the bottom of the box.


The 25ml-worth of product comes in that cute transparent bottle with simple product description on the side of the bottle. 


There's also Expiration date printed at the bottom of the bottle too so again, no need to worry about disposing the box. The dropper for the facial oil is actually quite nice as a single pinch of the dropper is sufficient for my whole facial area.



As you can see above, the face oil is quite lightweight and watery and once spread and massaged well into skin, the finish is actually nice as it's not too greasy or anything, more like nicely hydrated!


I actually quite liking the face cleanser as it's been a long time since I last tried a cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin but looking the ingredient, I'm a bit disappointed as I have never seen preservatives being listed so far high-up in the list; I believe there's only a small amount of preservative needed and whatever listed after that aren't really effective or proven to be effective or going to take a long time to actually affect the skin condition. Guess I'm going to finish the cleanser to really see the result but I highly doubt I'd see any difference.

As for the face oil, it's nice as it's watery and quickly absorbed into skin but again, even though there's one of the highly-regarded flower mentioned right in the name, it's listed right at the end of the ingredients list so the product itself is not really convincing. 

Update: I've tried the face oil by mixing it with a matte foundation and after several tries, I've decided to stick with mixing the face oil with the foundation rather than applying it prior foundation and use hydrating setting spray to finish off.

Thank you so much to allyoung Malaysia and Elle Skincare (Taiwan) for sending these products to me to try. I guess that's all from me. Do let me know your thoughts on these products and  I'll see you guys on my next post, annyeong~

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Review | THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Mild Cleansing Water

Tuesday 12 March 2019

It's been over 5 years since I've started practicing double cleansing as part of my daily evening skincare routine where I'd be using oil-based makeup removers as the first step followed with a water-based facial cleanser hence double cleansing. In recent years, we are seeing lots of non-oil-based makeup removers like cleansing waters, micellar waters even cleansing tissues that don't seem to have oily ingredient in it and often do not require rinsing. That's quite convenient especially on those lazy nights where I'd be too exhausted to do proper cleansing but with most cleansing tissues or wipes often can be quite expensive for daily use, I'd most definitely recommend to go for huge bottles of cleansing water or micellar water.

When I first started using Korean skincare products years ago, I was all over THE FACE SHOP products and I've personally tried every single item from their Rice Water Bright cleansing line. Till today, I'll at least stock several of the cleansers in my skincare stash as back up even using them in between trying other cleansers from other brands and this cleansing water is one of the products that's recently launched; a new addition to the rest of its sisters that have been in the market for many years now but first, let's go to some basic info about this product.

Product Description:
This brightening cleansing water is formulated with carefully selected ingredients to gently remove daily makeup, leaving skin feeling clean.
  • The cleansing water contains carefully selected ingredients for gentle use on skin. Micellar water easily removes makeup and draws out impurities in one simple step-no rinsing required.
  • Simply cleanse and go or rinse with water as a finishing step.
  • It also contains rice extract to brighten your complexion.
How to Use:
  1. Dispense product on cotton pad and wipe skin from centre outwards to remove makeup.
  2. To remove lip and eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad on lips or closed eyes and hold for a few seconds then wipe.
  3. Rinse with water if necessary.
Capacity: 500ml (Available in 320ml)

Ingredients list: Water/Eau, Propanediol, C12-14 Pareth-12, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hexylene Glycol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract, Sodium Citrate.



As shown above, the 500ml bottle is actually quite big, heavy and it comes with a basic cap that if you look at it rather closely, you’d noticed that I broke the cap as I accidentally dropped it on the floor. There’s product full description at the back of the bottle in both English and French for your convenience. The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.



If you’re not comfortable of having to dispense the product in regular way, I’d suggest for the product to be transferred into smaller bottle with reverse pump like that so all I need to do in order to dispense the cleansing water directly onto the cotton pad is to just push it down with.

I’d also prefer to use textured cotton pads as shown above to better trap the impurities and excess makeup.


As mentioned in the product description, this cleansing water is meant to remove daily makeup which to my understanding means tone-up sunscreens, cushion foundations and simple non-waterproof makeup products but I’m going to show you guys how this mild cleansing water works with some of the toughest waterproof makeup I have in my stash; mascara, matte liquid lipstick, liquid eyeshadow tint and cushion foundation.

I’ve dispensed some of the product on the cotton pad and I’ve placed it firmly onto the swatches of the makeup for a good 30 seconds before wiping it off in a single direction. Indeed, the cleansing water is mild, watery, has slight scent to it and definitely non-irritating to my skin.


As you can see in the above photo, the only makeup item that was completely removed is the trace of the cushion foundation with only some of the mascara, the tint of the eyeshadow is still left on skin and as for the lipstick, not much of it removed by the cleansing water.

Therefore I’m going to say outright that I only use this mild cleansing water to remove non-waterproof makeup and daily sunscreens mostly for midday routine, sometimes as pre-cleanse in the evening or whenever I’m too tired to do my full routine, I’d be using the first round of cotton pad to remove all my makeup, the second round to ensure no trace makeup left on my face and then followed up with hydrating toner. I’d usually apply clay mask the next day so I don’t end up with severe blackhead situation.

Overall, I give this product 4/5. I do like this cleansing water as it works well with my skin, removes the sunscreens and simple, non-waterproof makeup products as intended. Although I don’t appreciate the cap, I do like the continuity in its packaging design yet this product comes with clear bottle showing the actual product.

I guess that's all from me. Let me know your thoughts on this product by leaving comments down below. I'll see you guys on my next post. Annyeong~ 

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THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Mild Cleansing Water 
RM73.00 (Hermo Malaysia)

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