(First Impressions) NEW Tsum Tsum Collection by Mentholatum

Hello lovelies!

How has June been for you?
If its awesome, stay awesome!
If it wasn't that great, well, I hope this news will cheer you up!!

Any Tsum Tsum fan here? :)
I am definitely a sucker for pretty and cute packaging and would totally collect it XD
But I cannot just collect it coz I wanna review for you.

Cutting the crap, lets jump right in and meet the most kawaii-looking product by Mentholatum!

It looks not only cute but also comes in fruity & floral scents.
It is also made of skin-loving ingredients for good skin.


Tsum Tsum Collection X Mentholatum:
Consist of Facial Sheet Masks, Fruity Lip Balms, Hand Creams and Face Wash.

#1 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Wash

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Face Wash
Content: 100g
Cost: RM14.90

Pore Refining Face Wash helps minimize pores and re-balance oil using Lentil Extract for refined smooth skin. It is also formulated with Rosemary and Witch Hazel Extracts that deep cleanses and purify pores for a healthy complexion. Aloe Extract soothe and moisturize the skin while the natural orange scent lifts the user's mood and refreshes the skin at the same time. 
Hydra and Whitening Face Wash is formulated with Arbutin and Rose Extract to help brighten and improve skin radiance for a more even skin tone. It is also enriched with moisturizing ingredients to help retain and replenish skin moisture, The natural rose scent helps to comfort the skin and relaxes user.

Both dispenses in white cream form.

Both bubbles up easily.

I've used both of them a couple of times, about a week. I use the Pore Refining Face Wash in the morning and the Hydra & Whitening Face Wash at night. They do clean well and so far no breakout. Its my quick go-to when I am on a road trip or back to home town. Overall, its a very basic face wash. It reminds me of the ones I use when I'm about 12 years old XD
Definitely suitable for those who are just starting to build their own skincare routine.

#2 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Mask

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Face Mask
Content: 22ml
Cost: RM7.90

Available in 4 variants:
Rose, Lavender, Honey and Tea Tree.
Rose (Deep Hydrating Face Mask): Consist 4 types of super moisturizing ingredients and Hyaluronic Acid to provide intense 24-hour long lasting hydration to the skin, making it more firm, supple, and smooth. Contains Wild Soybean Seed Extract & Natural Yeast Extract to help strengthen skin's natural protective barrier and smooth away roughness leaving the skin feeling velvety soft, supple, and dewy moist. This mask is suitable for dehydrated skin.
Lavender (Soothing & Hydrating Face Mask): Consist 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid and soothing ingredients to help restore, nourish, and strengthen the skin, leaving it refreshed and energized. It also contains Lavender & Chamomile Flower Extracts to smoothen and calm irritated skin. This mask is suitable for tired & sensitive skin.
Honey (Revitalizing Face Mask): Combines Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid and other brightening ingredients to help deeply hydrate, soothe redness and improve skin tone, leaving the skin looking healthy and enhanced with natural radiance. Contains Natural Honey & Yeast Extract to deeply nourish and moisturize the skin. It improves skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of fine lines over time to keep the skin looking plump and firm. It is suitable for dull skin.
Tea Tree (Oil Controlling Face Mask): Combines Chrysanthemum Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata, Wild Soybean Seed and other natural ingredients to effectively control excess oil, minimize pores for a more refined and hydrated skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Tea Tree Extract to help boost skin moisture retention level and oil control. It also helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines thereby keeping the skin soft and smooth. It is suitable for oily and blemish prone skin.

Which would you look forward to try?

I chose to try the Honey (Revitalizing Face Mask) as I haven't been masking a while and needs to give my skin the love and wake up it deserves. XD

A proper shot for the cuteness! Winnie the Pooh was my childhood cartoon!


I was expecting a honey scent but it smells like mild citrus-y scent to me.

Its mask sheet is of a thick texture (so don't worry about being too rough as its quite sturdy) so it hugs just right but not the thin sheet that I prefer more.

Just a close up for you to see the sheet mask texture ^^

It contains clear essence that does not drip throughout application time.
After giving it some time to fully dry down, it is of a very minimal to no tackiness but a shine layer is seen. Based on the above picture, B represents Before and A as After. My face is obviously brightened and definitely more hydrated.

#3 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Fruity Lip Balm

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Fruity Lip Balm
Content: 3.5g
Cost: RM11.50
*Contains variant: Apple, Lime, Peach*

I did not expect the back to show the butts of each of the cute tsum tsums at the front packaging.
Ahhhh....too cute!
All the lip balms in this collection contain Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and other moisturizing ingredients that deeply hydrate and nourish the lips. The ultra-smooth and lightweight texture combined with refreshing fruity flavor (Apple, Lime or Peach) melts on your lips for lasting moisture - keeping lips soft, smooth, healthy and protected from the harsh environment and extreme weather.

Let's try this cutie now. Oh, did I tell you, upon just taking it out from its sealed paper-plastic packaging, I can already smell the sweet apple scent without the nee to uncover the cap!

This is a mini depiction of how it looks like during application.
If you have really dry lips like mine with dead skin cells sitting there, then the lip balm and shine will just sit on top of the dry lips.

I tried again for the second time with a well exfoliated lips of mine and this time it felt better.
I like the sweet apple scent.
I love the packaging!
I like that its an ok moisturizing lip balm BUT not enough for super dry lips user.
I do not like that it melts super fast as in the left picture above!
Would recommend to user with not that dry lips.
Would not recommend if you are looking for super moisturizing lip balms with lesser shine. 

#4 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Hand Cream

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Hand Cream
Content: 50g
Cost: RM16.90

Its opening and seal is the same like the face cleanser tubes. The opening allows easy dispensing and control the amount being dispensed. Such sweet packaging and color palette.
Available in 3 variants: Rose, Lavender, and Jasmine.
The hand cream contains ultra moisturizing Almond Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil as well as other moisturizing ingredients to help nourish, protect, and ensuring a more youthful looking skin. Skin feels hydrated and smooth as you massage the hand cream into your skin while the relaxing flower scent calms you after a long hectic day. Apart from the hydration, the hand cream also helps strengthen the nails thus preventing them from becoming brittle.

This round I decided to open the Lavender Hand Cream to try.
FYI, I am not a fan of lavender and never really liking it in my food but it was surprisingly pleasant to my smell senses. It was mild and I find myself reaching to it a lot. I kept asking my siblings and momma to try and they too love it. I also expected it to be oily or sticky but it wasn't anywhere near that. It dispenses in white cream. It is easily spreadable like water-ish cream and is also quickly absorbed into the skin. My hands feel more moisturized with no oiliness or tackiness but I did not observe if my nails are feeling better or not XD


Get it at?
Watsons, AEON Wellness, Caring, and Sasa nationwide.


Ok, my highly recommended product will be the face mask and the hand cream! ^^
If you had tried it, tell me which is your favorite! ^^



(Review) Radiant, Blemish-free Skin with Hada Labo's NEW Gokujyun Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Series

If you have been following my recent posts or IG, you may know that I have been taking a TCM prescription for a month plus for body regulation purpose. It has been extra 'heaty' on the inside thus breaking out is unavoidable!

In my Althea Bare Essentials review you will know that I broke out at Day 10 of usage due to my 'heatiness' of the TCM prescription. In short, Althea Bare Essentials are nice to use if I had a more normal skin and not breaking out. It is good to note that I will shift back to the Althea Bare Essentials series when everything has dry down & also to increase my healing and scar lightening process. ^^ 

Anyhow, there are various factors and stressors that may cause one to breakout. So it is important for you to trial and error and find the right product for your skin!


Today I will be reviewing these two Hada Labo products that I have received in my mail this January 2018. I know. Its been a long time but I finally broke out (not happy about it XD) and I can finally put this skincare products on a test! ^^

These Blemish & Oil Control series is said to condition skin's oil production, fight blemishes, soothe redness, calm irritated skin, minimize large pores while ensuring that the skin remains fresh and dewy all day long.

Suitable for:
Oily/Blemish-prone skin


Tried & Tested

#1: Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash

Brand: Hada Labo
Item: Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash
Content: 160ml
Cost: RM42.90

Water, Sorbitol, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-75, Decyl Glucoside, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocamide DEA, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Polyquaternium-39, Disodium EDTA, Steareth-20, Sodium Bicarbonate, Camphor, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tranexamic Acid.

According to Skincarisma:
It is most suitable for dry skin user who has acne situation.
(+++) Free from fragrance, colorant, mineral oil, sulfate and paraben.
(---) Contains alcohol, potentially block pores (because of Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, & Palmitic Acid), may irritate sensitive skin due to the strong essential oil used (of Rosemary Leaf Oil).

Claimed Function:
Hatomugi, Houttuynia Cordata, Chamomile Flower Extracts and other plant extracts fight blemishes, soothe skin irritation and restore oil-water balance of skin. Hyaluronic Acid lock, store and replenish moisture for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin. Dense and ultra fine foam that gently washes away impurities, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Skin pH balanced. Low irritation. Overall, it conditions, soothes and hydrates skin and achieve smooth, moist and radiant skin.

Use twice a day. Moisten skin with water. Pump a generous amount of foam onto palm. Gently massage onto face, using gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with water.

It comes in a sturdy convenient pump bottle. Also has a choker which is awesome.

Dense & ultra fine foam that gently washes away impurities, dirt and oil without drying the skin.

A strong herbal scent.

I love how pumps are convenient in dispensing the product but would be great if it comes with a cover at the pump for total protection. I like that I do not need to lather the product first before applying to my face. I don't really prefer the strong herbal scent (may be overwhelming for some IMO). It is accompanied with the menthol cooling feel but once rinsed off, there is no cooling feeling! Face feels clean without any tight/dry feeling after rinsing off with water. After using for 1 week, I do not see much help with my acne. But I continued with another week plus my acne gel from another brand, my acne have all dried down and I will be using this alternately with my other cleanser. I will only use this cleanser when I have acne ^^

Will see how. XD

(Cleansing was good but the Skincarisma rating  + the strong scent reduce the points XD)

#2: Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion

Brand: Hada Labo
Item: Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion
Content: 170ml
Cost: RM64.90

Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Squalene, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tranexamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camphor, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract.

According to Skincarisma:
(+++) Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract soothes skin sensitivity & increases moisture content, Butylene Glycol is a powerful moisturizing agent
(---) Contains alcohol

After Step #1, apply a sufficient amount on palms and gently pat onto skin until thoroughly absorbed. Use twice daily.

Their signature toner bottle.

Watery & lightweight texture that takes awhile to be absorbed into the skin.

It has quite a strong alcohol scent :/

I personally use it as a point treatment for erupting or about to erupt pimples with a soaking cotton pad. Then only I spread a dime sized amount on my palm and pat all over my face for absorption. This helps to calm my small pimple / bumps. I also heard from famous beauty guru from Taiwan, Liu Yen, say that its ok to pour it into a spritzing bottle & spray it to better control my sebum secretion while also moisturizing my skin whenever I need it. I really wanna love you like other toners in the Hada Labo series but I just cannot stand your alcohol scent and its so far not the fastest when it comes to "drying" up my pimples. Acne/pimples takes about 3-4 days or more to really dry up so its a bit long for the impatient me. It however does not dry out my skin throughout my usage so I will only use this when fresh acne come visits me.

Not really coz of the strong alcohol scent.



Overall Thoughts:
Its a routine I will only use when my pimple/acne visit me. It has a good soothing effect which I like as you can see in my after 1 wash comparison pic. I have been incorporating these two items with my skincare routine for the past near 2 weeks. Current skincare routine are my oldies. The only downside is that the alcohol scent and content puts me off.

Have you tried it? What's your thought? :)

From the above comparison (just after 1 wash; around week 2 of usage!), there is not much a difference but is it just me or what coz I personally think that my redness is much soothed after just 1 wash.


Hope this post is helpful to you. FYI, I did not get a usual pic of my before-after (2-week comparison pic) as I didn't think it'll work for me, but it did ^^
You may check out the Hada Labo products at ALL leading pharmacies nationwide.

Just remember, what works for me may not work for you. What works for you may not work for me. Just have fun trying out products and please do look at the ingredients to show more love for your skin!


(First Impression) Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream

10th May 2018 marks a historical moment!
It is a very meaningful moment and is something I never thought I would live to see or tell. This is the moment where all races unite for one aim-
"A better future achieved through peace and democracy!"
This is a story I would love to tell to my future kids and my godson :)

Many of us are proud to call ourselves, "Saya anak Malaysia!"

Weather is super hot and as a dry-combination skin type, I am always searching for good moisturizers that will keep me hydrated while running errands! As a Malaysian, who wouldn't know what our national flower, the Hibiscus is?

I have collage snippets of Hibiscus I took from Mr. Google ^^
Do you know that it actually contains a lot of healthy and beauty benefits?
I do not know that and went to MR. Google for help:
(+) Hibiscus tea helps in lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, & also body mass index (BMI).
(+) Hibiscus is nicknamed "Botox Plant" as it helps in exfoliating, firming and lifting for the skin.
(+) Hibiscus is a source for AHAs that helps in increasing moisture content in the skin.

Mamonde has incorporated our national flower into its NEW Advanced Moisture Ceramide range!
Today I will be focusing in only one of the product and its the Moisture Light Cream ^^
Mamonde always has beautiful packaging. This is the Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream.

WHY Ceramide? 
I pity our skin barrier coz they are damaging day by day with various external stressors as well as the chemicals that I have been applying throughout my journey of reviewing various skincare and makeup products on my face. The key to improving damaged skin barrier would be the common skin moisturizer and oil. It may not be enough so we will need ceramide that makes up 50% of the lipid  in skin layer that functions to supply ample moisture to the outer layer of the skin and eventually protect us from the various external stressors.

Sounds like a beneficial moisturizer to dry skin type user! ^^

Let's welcome a moisturizer like no other, a moisturizer that contains double the natural moisturizing agent found in Hibiscus to retain moisture inside the skin and its high concentraion of ceramide (it was exclusively developed for 20 years)  helps build a double layered moisture barrier on the skin surface to prevent the skin's moisture loss. Moreover, its soft and tight texture will definitely aid in better absorption upon application, plumping your skin instantly for a healthy glow! ^^

Claimed Benefits of Mamonde Ceramide Range:
(+) Doubled the content of Hibiscus extracts to enhance activation of the skin's moisture factor, thus reinforcing and strengthening skin's moisture barrier.
(+) Double-Moisture Barrier Technology to intensify the protective layer of the skin, thus preventing and limiting the inflow of harmful substances while ensuring that the skin is always moisturized and hydrated.
(+) The Lipid Networking System creates a smooth formula that allows the ceramide to adhere to the skin with its structure similar to the skin.


Tried & Tested:

Are you excited as I am? :)

Brand: Mamonde
Item: Moisture Ceramide Light Cream
Content: 50ml
Cost: RM139

I love freshly opened packaging! ^^

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cyclohexasiloxane, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethylsilane, Sucrose Polystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, PEG-100 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylacrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tromethamine, Ethyl Hexylglycerin, Xylitylglucoside, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Anhydroxylitol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Xylitol, Glucose, Hibiscus Syriacus Bark Extract, Tocopherol, BHT, Stearyl Behenate, Sucrose, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Acrylates/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Ceramide NP, Indole Acetic Acid. 

According to Skincarisma:
(+++) Adenosine has anti-aging properties, Powerful moisturizing agent by Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate & Glycerol; Paraben-free; Sulfate-free
(---) Contains Alcohol (bad for dry and sensitive skin); Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter is potentially comedogenic (possibly block pores) for oily skin user. 

Claimed Benefits of Light Cream:
24-hour hydration with soft and refreshing texture
Protects and strengthens skin's moisture barrier to ensure skin is well moisturized

After cleansing and prepping, apply appropriate amount smoothing from the center of the face outward. Use morning and evening.

Sturdy classy white-red ombre tub.

White soft & light texture that melts onto skin leaving a fresh finish.

Light floral scent. Never really know how to identify how a hibiscus smell like. Pleasant ^^


Here is the swatch of white cream

It easily sinks in and dry down to a fresh finish!

After a week of usage, this are what I think. I love the light texture. Would recommend to those with combination skin like mine or those of you who do not like Intense Cream that are more heavy and rich. Definitely light like its name and get absorb into the skin easily leaving a dewy and plump looking skin ^^

Yes, but will still be looking around coz wanna explore with more brands ^^



You may check out the full range of this NEW Mamonde Advanced Moisture Ceramide Range at all Mamonde Beauty Counters (AEON 1 Utama, PJ; AEON Mid Valley Megamall, KL; Parkson Suria KLCC, KL; AEON Bukit Indah, JB; AEON Tebrau City, JB; AEON Queensbay Mall, Penang; Parkson Gurney Plaza, Penang;), Sephora stores (Mid Valley Megamall, KL; 1 Utama, PJ; IOI City Mall, Putrajaya; Komtar, JB; IMAGO Shopping Mall, KK; Nu Sentral, KL) & even online from 11street.com.my and lazada.com.my.

Mamonde Website
@Mamondemy Facebook
@MamondeMalaysia Instagram

That's all from me.
Comment down below if you have tried this and what you think about it! ^^


(First Impression) Tips for Embracing the Hot Weather with Mamonde!

The weather is just extra hot these days. Not only does it blind your eyes but burn your skin.

Did you realize the temperature has increase since February. During this time of the year, we perspire more and there will be situation where you get sun burn. There's even news report on the Meteorological Department warning the public about the extreme high level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, that is, it can reach up to index reading of 15 on a clear day in the noon (any reading above 11 is considered as extreme, according to the international standard measurement of the level of UV radiation exposure).

So please do equip yourself with the UV shields and your skin will thank you!! ^^

So what UV shields can you equip?
They can be as common as an umbrella, hat, ultra thin jacket with UV protection properties, UV sleeves, Sunblock, Sunglasses as well as whitening skincare to maintain a bright, flawless skin!


5 Tips with Mamonde in coping with the hot weather:

#1: Surround Yourself with Flowers

Image from Enjoy Nature.

Best to stay indoor and surround yourself with flowers! Why flowers? Flowers is said to be the source of happiness and who doesn't love the scent of flowers that lifts your mood (unless you are allergic to the pollens then maybe you can try essential oils?). For example, Magnolia have therapeutic properties and is commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat stress. But if you die die need to go out, keep yourself protected with your UV shields and also hydrated with water and mist for your thirsty skin!

#2: Quench Thirst with Cooling Floral Teas
I love making my own flower teas at home and its so easy to regulate the sweetness level with addition of either honey or rock sugar. Example of dried flowers/leaves I usually love is the chyrsanthemum & mulberry leaves.

#3: Infuse your Food with Edible Flowers

Image from Tokopedia.

This I don't really do coz I find it weird and feeling like a rabbit or something XD Sorry for sounding silly but I shall learn to eat them since they contain beneficial nutrients that my body need. Rose is a popular edible flower. Do you know that the petals contain about 95% of water  & also some vitamin C? Bright colored edible flowers have great antioxidant properties as well as vitamins and minerals that our body need. Have a go during this extra hot season to replenish lost nutrients and minerals.

#4: Shield your Skin with Calendula

I have been wanting to try this Mamonde Calendula Sun Cream. Image taken from ebay.

With the high index reading, it is important to shield yourself from the UVA and UVB rays. Calendula in a sunscreen offers restorative properties that promotes healing from burns and inflammation, consequently restore a youthful glow. For outdoor activity, it is recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours (especially during the peak hour between 1-4 pm). I believe in this and bring my sunscreen with me wherever I go. ^^

#5:Apply Whitening Skincare for a Flawless Radiant Skin

Image from Akeru Feed.

I do not use whitening skincare everyday but more of an alternate day thing as whitening skincare may dry out my already dry skin. I personally think this method works best for my skin. What about you? Meet Mamonde's Pure White - it's a whitening and anti-aging range that dispels effect caused by the sun. It is formulated with only the buds of the white Magnolia flowers before blooming. These Magnolia buds contain the highest amount of active ingredients that fights aging signs, blemishes and yellow skin tone in exchange for a brighter, fairer complexion. Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active series consist of :

Pure White Ultra Active Skin Softener, Pure White Ultra Active Skin Emulsion, Pure White Ultra Active Essence, and Pure White Ultra Active Cream.
(Image by PR, not mine)


First Impression:

After testing the Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Special KIT for a few days and here are my first impression.

This is my bare skin after applying step 1-5. Glowy isn''t it.

#1: The Mamonde First Energy Essence (25ml) is watery and light colorless liquid. It also has a mild citrus and floral scent. A little goes a long way. I use it as my toner step.

#2: Pure White Ultra Active Skin Softener (25ml) has a gel-like consistency. It has a mild floral scent. It absorbs and plump my skin immediately.

#3: Pure White Ultra Active Emulsion (25ml) also has a mild floral scent in a milky light cream texture.I take it as a light moisturizer.

#4: Pure White Ultra Active Essence (5ml) looks so unique! It dispenses in a clear gel that can easily be absorbed into the skin.

#5: Lastly, seal all the goodness with the Pure White Ultra Active Cream (15ml).

Get this kit for FREE if you spend RM350 at Mamonde beauty counter.
This Pure White Ultra Active 5-piece kit worth RM129.
Promo ending on 7th May 2018.


That's all from me today.
Thanks for dropping by and tell  me which tips you find the most effective for you? :)