Jul 27, 2014

[Review] Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder


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Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder was launched in June 2014. It comes in four shades and the one I received for review was in 02 Nude Beige. With SPF 34 PA+++, the White Super Fresh Cake Powder helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Due to the hot & humid weather in Malaysia, sweat and sebum always cause our skin to look oily most of the time. Maybelline White Superfresh gives the skin a matte finish, enabling us to look fresh all day!

Thanks to its unique Clean Touch Powder System, White Superfresh Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ leaves behind an ultra-smooth surface onto the skin. It goes beyond sebum absorption where it helps to speed up sweat drying and evaporation so the skin remains clean. On top of that, the Clean Touch Powder System’s Mineral Perlite content contains 5X the absorbing powder of talc, making it more effective towards sweat and sebum. With one application, White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ absorbs and entraps sweat and sebum, as well as speeds up sweat evaporation to prevent build-up. This faster drying action results in a clean touch and fresh makeup all day. You no longer need touch-ups!

I love the clean and white sleek design of this product where the embossed logo on it makes it extra chic! It is compact, easy to carry around and the cake powder is refillable too! I have combination skin where my T-zone tends to get oily very easily. However, after applying the White Superfresh Cake Powder, I noticed that my skin doesn't get oily as fast. I only the White Superfresh Cake Powder onto my skin as I do not want to put on too much layers like foundation, etc which will result in clogged pores due to my sensitive skin. So, a layer or two of the White Superfresh Cake Powder is enough to for my face where it lightly conceal and evens out my skin tone as well. I find that this product does not clog my pores :D

With the White Superfresh Cake Powder, I don't need to touch up as often as it keeps my skin matte all day! If I am in the office under air conditioner, I do not need to touch up at all. But if I am out in the sun, I just need to touch up once and it keeps my skin looking smooth and fresh for the rest of the day. Sometimes when I apply BB cream onto my skin, I will use it onto my skin using my powder brush for a matte finish.

Maybelline New York White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ is available at major pharmacies, hypermarket and supermarket. It is sold at RM23.90, and the refills are available at RM11.90.

For more information, visit www.maybelline.com.my

Jul 22, 2014

L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Total 10 Tea Party


Recently, I attended L'Oreal's Paris Tea Party at Chill*X, One Utama where they launched their latest product - White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream Moisturizer. At the entrance, there was a photobooth for us to take pictures and submit our entries on our special traits and perfect moments! 

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A complete set of White Perfect range was displayed at the event area.

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They also had mini booth activities like a make over counter for us to explore while waiting for the event to start. There were many products on display from L'Oreal Paris such as their eyeliner, lipsticks and so on! It was a beauty blogger's dream come true being able to play around with so many products. We also had a chance to DIY our own charm bracelet! 

During the launch, we were introduced to the benefits of the new White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream Moisturizer. It is a whitening cream that not only gives fairer skin but protects from external aggressions to help prevent future UV-induced darkening and excess sebum. It has 5 complete brightening function and 5 full protection benefits, which make it to a total of 10 benefits in just one product! How awesome is that?

Total Action + Protection
Instant Brightening + Anti-UVA
Fairer Skin + Anti-UVB
Even Tone + Anti-oxydation
Reduce Dark + Anti-pollution
Spots Shine Control + Anti-oiliness


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You just need to follow 3 simple steps using the new White Perfect Total 10! Cleanse, tone and then apply the White Perfect Total 10 as it is a moisturizer that has SPF30 PA++ in it! Love that it has so many functions in it as I don't need to put on so many layers of cream on my skin. This whitening day cream is lavender in colour, which helps to even out discolouration of the skin :D

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Blogger Sze Hui was invited to participate in the demonstration of the product where they showed the complete regime including applying makeup!

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After that, 15 lucky bloggers was selected to go on a tour in Watsons and I was one of them! :D It was a mini star drawn on the invitation card that was given out during registration that indicated the lucky ones.


We were given a chance to win products from L'Oreal Paris where we had to answer questions about the latest White Perfect Total 10 and also regarding the brand :)

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White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream Moisturizer is available at various major pharmacy, hypermarket and supermarket. It is sold at RM39.90 for 50ml.

For more updates on L'Oreal Paris Malaysia, visit their Facebook Page at
https://www.facebook.com/lorealparismalaysia 

Jul 17, 2014

Are you brushing your teeth too hard?


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The same type of ad is always being played on TV especially when it comes to oral care. Most of the time, sensitive teeth is linked with a toothpaste ad. However, toothpaste is just one of the factors that keeps the sensitivity at bay. Besides food intake, the tooth brush you use is important as well. I remember the dentist telling my dad not to brush his teeth too hard because the enamel layer on your teeth will get thinner and cause your teeth to be more sensitive. Reason being is that enamel is a protective layer on our teeth that protects it from decay.

I have mostly been using toothbrush that has soft bristle throughout my life but recently changed to a medium sized bristle for a couple of years. I love the fact that the medium sized bristle toothbrush makes my teeth cleaner. I had the perception of brushing harder equals to cleaner teeth which of course is totally wrong! Obviously I had forgotten on what the dentist mentioned to my dad previously. I started to feel that my teeth is got more sensitive to cold food after using the toothbrush with hard bristle for a long run. I kept pushing back the inkling that it may have something to do with the toothbrush I was using and did not bother with it until I was introduced to Systema.


Systema is a leading oral care expert and was developed by Lion Corporation Japan with over 120 years of experience.

According to the Malaysian Dental Association, many studies indicate that two out of three people brush their teeth too hard and this could lead to thinning of enamel, receding gum lines and hypersensitivity. Signs of this self-inflicted destruction usually appear by middle aged (35 years).

Systema is the first to introduce the 0.02mm bristle tip toothbrushes in Malaysia, which presents a new varient - Systema Spiral that removes 40% more plaque without brushing too hard.

“Malaysians need to be more aware about the risks of using the wrong bristles and brushing hard. One way to take precaution is to use the perfectly slim 0.02mm bristle tip toothbrush that penetrates deeper yet flexible enough to clean the hard to reach areas without the need to brush too hard. Systema has always led the toothbrush innovation since the introduction of 0.02mm toothbrush and we hope to continue this and help Malaysians have cleaner, healthier and stronger teeth and gums with the launch of the new Systema Spiral.” 
- Goh Cheng Looi, Senior Brand Manager, Oral Care Department, Southern Lion Sdn Bhd.

Systema Spiral has special hexagonal shaped bristles twisted together to form spirals – enabling six sharp sides to scrape away 40% more plaque without brushing hard. The toothbrush also has a thumb grip for better control and comfort. It comes in four different handle colours, namely Orange, Green, Blue and Pink.

Systema Spiral is available in most hypermarkets and supermarkets nationwide. It is sold at RM8.90 for a pack of one or RM17.80 for a pack of three.


Besides that, Systema has also other range of toothbrush to suit your needs which are:
Sensitive - Specially designed to control the pressure and relief stress for sensitive teeth sufferers.
Bi Level - 2 level bristle that helps to clean the surface of the teeth, in between teeth and along the gum-lines.
Full Head - Larger head size for wider reach.
Comfort - Regular head size toothbrush for a more comfortable clean.
Compact - Specially designed  with small or compact head size to reach and clean every part of your teeth easily.

I have been using the Systema Spiral for a couple of months now and so far so good. Despite the soft bristle that I wasn't used to at first after switching back from a hard bristle, I find that it cleans my teeth really well. No more wrong perception where brushing harder equals to cleaner teeth!

For more information on the new Systema Spiral, you can visit them on their:
Website | Facebook

Jul 11, 2014

Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask Review & Giveaway


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With the hot weather and haze that is currently still ongoing, our skin has the tendency to get oily more often due to the air pollution that causes clogged pores. It also affect the skin's ability to regulate moisture level.

At times like this, I feel pretty stressed because I get breakouts more often and my skin looks dull as well. I rely mostly on masks to keep my skin moisturized and healthy but sometimes, you will just go through a period of bad skin :(

Neutrogena's Deep Hydrating Mask is an intensive facial treatment mask that replenishes and restores moisture for deeply hydrated and bouncy skin. It instantly boosts the skin moisture level up to 12 times with penetrating Vitamin C formula that provides an instant and long lasting moisture. This deeply hydrates the skin cells to leave skin bouncy and also improving the skin texture, leaving it soft and smooth with a healthy glow.

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Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Mulberry Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cyclomethicone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trioctanoin, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide.

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Best to use the mask after cleansing your face by unfolding the sheet and then place accordingly to your face shape. I think I have mentioned this previously in my other blog post that I love to place the mask in the refrigerator first as the cold mask feels really good on the skin especially during such a hot weather :)

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Make sure that the mask fits nicely onto the skin. If there are some air trapped on certain ends or some areas that are not covered, just press lightly onto the mask with your fingertips to set it in place. After 15 minutes, remove the mask and massage the remaining fluid into the skin. I would also lightly pat my skin so that the fluids are absorbed more easily.

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Although the masks doesn't fit perfectly onto my skin, I still love the intensive moisturization that it gives. It leaves my skin well hydrated and soft, which is a great for prepping the skin before putting on makeup.

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Thanks to Neutrogena Malaysia, I will be giving away one Deep Hydrating Mask to five lucky readers!

All you have to do is submit your entires via the Rafflecopter app below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway



Jul 2, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask Review + Giveaway


Montagne Jeunesse is a beauty brand based in the UK where they are renowned for their extensive range of peel off masks and mud/clay based masks. It is the number 1 face mask brand that is loved and trusted by women in over 80 countries worldwide. Their products is paraben free, cruelty free and vegetarian approved! This is the first time I am hearing that there are face mask that is vegetarian friendly...

This year, Montagne Jeunesse brought in two new range of face masks which is the Creamy Coconut Mud and Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask where I had the opportunity to review them!

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For people with combination and oily skin, the Manuka Honey Peel Off mask is beneficial to the skin as manuka honey is a natural anti-bacterial cleanser. Added on with Jasmine for its fragrance, it has a soothing aroma that also has the ability to increase the skin elasticity, improve tone and texture, and reduce scarring.

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Smells so good that I felt like eating it xD

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Best to use after cleansing your face with warm water. Apply the mask and leave to dry for 20 minutes :)

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It is easy to peel off once it is fully dried. I had it on for about 20 minutes and loved the skin tightening feeling while the masque dries. Of course there will be some tiny bits here and there which can be solved by just washing if off with water. Follow up with your normal skincare routine after :)

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My skin definitely felt smoother after the mask!

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Creamy Coconut Mud Mask

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Unlike the normal sheet mask, mud based mask will reach deep down into pores to draw out impurities and excess sebum before it becomes a problem! The consistency of this mask is really thick due to natural ingredients like Coconut Water and Shea Butter to soothe and moisturize skin. It is suitable for all skin types!

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You'll just need to apply a thin layer on a clean face and relax for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water after that! Things might get a little messy when washing off due to the mask creamy texture where you need to wash it off more thoroughly. The coconut smell is especially strong in this one. I felt that my face was smelling like coconut for days after applying the mask but I love it! Best thing about this mask is that you get to use it up to 2 - 3 times due to the sachet size! My skin felt really moisturized after using this mask!

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Besides that they have also given me an extra mask to review, which is the Green Tea Peel Off Face Masque! :D This masque deep cleanses the pores, removes impurities and peel to reveal a healthier skin! It also contains ingredients like:

1. Ginger - contains antibacterial element that helps to reduce skin inflammation, cleans skin and removing trapped dirt.
2. Green Tea - contains anti-oxidant properties that helps protect skin skin from free radicals that can speed up the aging process.
3. Evening Primrose - provides hydration, rejuvenates and repairs the skin.

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Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask is available at Watson Stores! Get yours today :D

Good news for my readers!

Montagne Jeunesse has allocated 20 free masques for you! It means there will be 20 lucky winners who will win one masque each from the new range of mask. All you have to do is:
1. Like Montagne Jeunesse Malaysia Facebook Page
2. Fill in the details at http://bit.ly/1hiVgwS
3. Wait and see if you are the lucky one and they will post the item to you!

Jun 25, 2014

New Shokubutsu Japan Original Triple Power of Plants


I'm sure that most of you have come across the Shokubutsu brand before. They have always advocated strongly on the benefits of plant based ingredients has recognised such growing needs of consumers and now introduces Shokubutsu Japan Original’s Triple Power of Plants.

The new Shokubutsu Japan Original’s Triple Power of Plants has been created from years of profound technology advancement by researchers of Lion Japan. The breakthrough Japan Original formula provides complete care by gently cleansing, restoring and nourishing skin. It further promises users 100% plant cleansing ingredients for natural mild and gentle cleansing, plant restoration for lively radiance skin and plant nourishment for healthy skin. The renowned shower foam helps skin to restore lively radiance, with the enhanced power of Nuka Oil (Rice Bran Oil), a Japanese anti-ageing secret that contains Oryzanol and Vitamin E, a natural source that is rich in antioxidants.

The new Shokubutsu Japan Original Triple Power of Plants comes in five unique variants which are:
  1. Floral Delight - Soft & supple skin
  2. Green Freshness - Revitalize & shine skin
  3. Green Tea Harmony - Rejuvenate & renew skin
  4. Sakura Whitening - Fair & Flawless skin
  5. Orange Peel Sensation - Firm & vibrant skin 

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I had a chance to review the Sakura Whitening range which was really well loved by me and my family! It is almost finished now and I need to go to the store to restock more! It is non-sticky, which is one of the main factors I look into while purchasing body wash as I dislike those that doesn't rinse off easily and leaves your skin feeling sticky. It also lathers really easily compared to some other brand that I have tried before. Love the mild floral scent this the body wash gives after bathing as it makes me feel great! The floral scent is quite calming actually :)

Shokubutsu Japan Original is available in all the leading hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide at RM5.90 for a 220g bottle, RM7.90 for a 550g refill pack and RM13.90 for a 650g bottle.

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