(Review) Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Thank you Althea Korea for sending this baby for me to review!
I am just so honored!

31/07/2017 was the day I received my parcel. Didn't expect it to arrive so early.
Thank you for making my July better coz it has been a rather sad and gloomy two weeks back at hometown.

Anyways, granny is better now and so shall my mood be better too!

Congrats Althea Korea for launching your first ever product!
I was so excited back when I received the invitation to be part of the community to review this baby!

Althea Petal Velvet Powder   3g | RM16

Brand: Althea
Item: Petal Velvet Powder
Content: 3g
Color: Translucent (White)
Origin: Korea
Rating: 5/5
Re-purchase: YES!

"Treat your skin with Althea flower petals for a complexion that's soft & smooth"



What is Althea Petal Velvet Powder?
It is a translucent setting powder.

What does it do?
Makeup Setting & Long Wearing
Micro-fine particles & Soft smooth texture - airbrushed perfection
Natural & Cruelty-free ingredients

Sebum control & Pore Blurring

Bonus?
Non-comedogenic (natural ingredients from korea)
Lightweight formula
Thick, fluffy puff


Main ingredient?
Althea Seeds' Oil / Extract is rich with antioxidants that protects the skin's barrier from dehydration & invigorate the skin for a beautiful complexion.

Suitable for?
All skin types.

How-to?
Pick up product with a brush / puff and gently sweep onto skin.
(I usually use it as my last step of my makeup routine or use it on its own)

Thoughts?

Althea Petal Velvet Powder comes in 3g for RM16 while Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder comes in 5g for RM20 .

Puff wise I think they are similar thickness but somehow the Althea puff makes the application less dusty, which is good!

Color of powder of Althea Petal Velvet Powder is white that turns translucent while Innisfree No Sebum Powder is not true white (am I seeing it wrong?) but it does turn translucent too.
Thus, somehow I think Althea Petal Velvet Powder may have the ability to make me appear fairer.

It basically has the similar function to Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. Like the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder, it helps to keep my more oily area at bay without drying my skin. Tried the Althea Petal Velvet Powder for a few days already and it has not disappoint me. :) My face is still looking radiant, fresh, with a gentle Althea flower scent. I think it does make the overall appearance smoother by look and touch!

My FINAL Trial.
(From my IG story)

My final time of trial was on 8th August 2017. I applied minimal make up for 9 hours straight (of primer, cushion, setting powder - half-half from Althea & Innisfree, and lippie) and I was surprised. My makeup budge a little especially where my glasses sit but its ok coz once I dust them away my face still look great & shine-free. Even at one side (Althea powder side) of my forehead where I might have sweat a little, I let it cool and it looks great too. 

That is the main reason why I gave it a full rating other than its refreshing Althea flower scent, the effectiveness makes me wow!
Try it yourself and lemme know how it works for you!
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For more info or purchase, head to Althea Korea NOW!
Direct link to Althea Petal Velvet Powder is HERE
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Signing out and sniffing my Althea powder,
Bee

(Shout Out) Mamonde's New Parkson KLCC Counter & NEW Products

Hi lovelies, how is your August so far?

My July was a mix of happiness and sadness coz there is some stuff going on back home. Anyways, it was better when August came. I just hope that sadness won't come early.


Anyways, if you have been following my Instagram (@beeleec), then you would have seen my story (if you did, thank you!!!) of a surprise parcel from Circuits Communication. Thank you for the love! <3


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This is the newly launched (available since July 2017, at all beauty counter of Mamonde!!!) Mamonde Flower Pop Eye Brick & Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher.


The newly launched beauty counter at Parkson KLCC is just so pretty with the latest brand concept called, "Journey of Flowers", whereby other counters worldwide are gonna follow. Malaysia is actually the 3rd country to do so after Korea and Singapore. The interior design features an illustration of Mamonde's very own pressed-flower pattern that is created in collaboration with Rachel Pedder-Smith, an illustration painting company.

"Journey of Flowers" concept aim to improve customers' experience when visiting the beauty counters so that they are able to immerse themselves in the vitality and beauty of flowers which are used in Mamonde products.

Key highlights of the new flagship store in Myeong-dong include a Signature Flower Zone – an educational section where customers get to learn about flowers, Scent Zone – a sensory area where customers can satisfy their sense of smell with Mamonde’s aromatic flower scents and also a DIY Fun.

Services offered at Counter?
Skin consultation
1-minute Flower Touch Hand Massage (complimentary to all customers)


The available scent that you can choose from the available choices.

(From L-R):
Gardenia Dream (moisturizing & brightening effect)
Lavender Marine (cooling sensation)
Camellia Petal (highly moisturizing / anti-wrinkles / thermal sensation)
Rose Bouquet (moisturizing & warm sensation)
Lilac Blossom (deep moisturizing)
Cherry Blossom (refreshing sensation)
Jasmine Cashmere (2-in-1 treatment i.e. deep moisturizing & protect hands and nails)


Grand Opening Promotion?
Exclusive gifts with purchase of  RM180 and above; additional gifts with purchase of RM350 and above; as well as an additional gift with purchase of RM500 and above.
Early Bird specials
Beauty buys with savings of up to 49%.

5 Key Flowers:
Honeysuckle (Revitalizing)
Hibiscus (Moisturizing)
Narcissus (Hydration & Soothing effect)
Lotus Flower (Cleansing & provides anti-oxidant protection)
Camellia (Anti-Aging and protect from free radical damage)

*Amorepacific has invested a great deal in R&D to ensure the efficacy of Mamonde products and that these products are gentle on the skin just like the characteristics of a flower.*

Newly Launched Products!

(1)
Mamonde Flower Pop Eye Brick

Brand: Mamonde
Item: Flower Pop Eye Brick (No. 5 Rosy Road)
Content: 2.3g*4
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM99

It comes in 5 colors. No. 1 Golden Beige, No.2 Laura Coral, No. 3 Burgundy Pansy, No. 4 Pale Purple, No. 5 Rosy Road

How is it different from normal eye shadows in the market? 
It contains White Flower Complex (consisting of Madonna Lily, Edelweiss and Lily Magnolia) that aids in keeping the applied area moisturized and smooth. It is highly pigmented and the application also do not leave a powdery look ... thus easy even if you are noob level in applying eye shadow (me!!).

Bonus points?
Portable, pretty pearly shades that are said to be pigmented and highly blendable.

Thoughts?
This palette comes in handy as I will double it up as a highlighter too. My Korean Day Look that I love is the simple single color application for a bright and awake eyes. For night look I shall explore and let you know how it turns out !!! ^^

(2)
Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher

Brand: Mamonde
Item: Flower Pop Blusher (No. 7 Rose Bay)
Content: 7.5g
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM59

It comes in 6 colors. No. 1 Pansy, No.3 Daisy, No.5 Peony, No. 6 Camellia, No. 7 Rose Bay, No. 8 Ginger

How is it different from normal eye shadows in the market? 
A wide variety of blushers for brightening your complexion.
The highly pure powder materials + unique grinding technology + oil binder = that binds powder particles, creating clear, pure & sheer color on the cheek.
It does NOT contain any shimmering pearls, but comes with a coat of camellia oil that yields a glowing complexion once applied on cheek.
It also has a very nice floral fragrance ( I LOVE it!)

Bonus points?
Portable
Flexible Binder System hold powder particles and create a clear and long lasting application.

Thoughts?
This palette comes in handy as I will double it up as a highlighter too. My Korean Day Look that I love is the simple single color application for a bright and awake eyes. For night look I shall explore and let you know how it turns out !!! ^^

For swatches and review, stay tuned in my IG and will re-update here again ^^

Any questions, do comment below ^^

Kindly visit any Mamonde beauty counter for Mamonde’s flower inspired products at:
Aeon 1 Utama, PJ, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall, KL, Aeon Bukit Indah, JB, Aeon
Tebrau City, JB, Aeon Queensbay Mall, Penang and Parkson KLCC

Cheers,
Bee




(Review) B-lĪV Oxygenating Mask



Hello lovelies.

Today's review will be an exciting one (at least for me ^^) as it is my recent to-go mask.
I have been trying it 4 times now and due to some house issue I had it delayed, I am sorry.

Anyways, I wanna thank you the B-liv Team for sending this over for review purposes.

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It comes in a clean box like this!
I love it!


My main skin concern is my blackheads, whiteheads, slightly enlarged pores and some part are just more dry.

They say, "Healthy pore, healthy skin".

You would have seen this unboxing picture if you follow my Instagram (@beeleec)

Brand: B-Liv
Item: O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask
Content: 50g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4.8/5.0
Re-purchase: YES!

3 Key Ingredients:
Oxygen Bubble, Rice Powder, Red Soft Beads.
(Red beans melt upon massage, releasing Vitamin E Oil, an antioxidant that can rejuvenate your skin.

Function:
Purifying
Brightening
Exfoliating

By now you should know my love for multi-tasking / multi-functional products not limiting to makeup but also skincare! ^^

Not only that, it is also my FIRST bubble mask.
Better late than never? :)

Process:

My after cleansed, bare face.

I applied halfway and some parts have already bubbled up
XD

This is how its bubbled up coz I applied it with a spatula
(but actually can use hand to spread for a faster application)

After no further bubbling, I went in and massage the red beans for the vitamin E Oil goodness to enter my skin. Very quickly, it bubbles up again! <3

After cleansing with water. Overall experience will be under the "Thoughts" section. ^^ 

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FYI: Oxygen aids in production of collagen, bringing back radiance & freshness.
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Thoughts:


Packaging was simple and the typical B-Liv packaging. It is less hygienic as you need spatula to scoop product out...I was thinking if it can be in a pump bottle instead. Amount in the jar was just nice for me as IMO, a little goes a long way. Why I like it? I like using it as the oxygen bubble & rice powder helps to brighten my skin complexion. The oxygen helps in regeneration (oxygen in our skin depletes with our age, thus dullness and less resilient skin occurs) & also enhances absorption and effectiveness of your consequent skincare products :) How I Use? 1-2 scoop of product using the provided spatula is sufficient for my face. A thin layer will do as it will bubble up faster (so I don't have to wait for a longer time!). A thin layer works as good as a thick layer (load of amount is a waste IMO). What I Feel? When bubble forms, its a ticklish feeling. After 5-10 minutes, my whole face is bubbled up. Rubbing in is comfy and the red beans does it work. The second round of bubbling is faster. Washing off is easier (comparing to Annie's Way tub mask which was a hassle!). During wash off, it just feels like some gel texture that comes off easily. After patting dry? My face feels extremely soft, slight brightening & not tight at all!!

:)


Thanks for reading and do comment below if you have any enquiries!


Cheers,
Bee


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For purchase, visit:
B-Liv Official Site  (Buy 1 Free 1, or even up to 50% disc. on selected items!)
or any SASA stores etc.

(Review) Pinkboxcereal Emergency Beauty Box

Hello lovelies!
Here I am sharing with you my experience based on 2 weeks usage of this babies from the first #EmergencyBeautyKit in Malaysia, at Shoppinkboxcereal!

Look at its wrapper, omg!

<3



Upon unwrapping, it gives me 2 Big surprise.
Thank you Shoppinkboxcereal!

If you purchase more than RM150 of products on site, the box can be upgraded from the normal pink box to this Gold Digger box for free. Here is a direct link for the GoldDigger Box!


All about shoppinkboxcereal and its info can be obtained from my last blog post on its lauch day! (HERE)

This Hermosa Beauty Kit costs RM165. You can choose the shades of the Hermosa Signature Lip Creme Longwear.

These are the shades for Hermosa Signature Lipcreme Long Wear
(Image taken from shoppinkboxcereal.com)

I think I got the Nude Thrill. Would go for Belle or Red Revival the next buy! ^^

#1
The box usually comes in a pink one!
What you see is their limited edition #EmergencyBeautyKit that looks so so luxurious. The box quality of the pink one is still way sturdier but no dents is found in this gold packaging too!

#2
3 FUll-sized items all from Hermosa, thank you!!!!
Hermosa by Belinda Cleansing Water (15ml)
Hermosa by Belinda Serum 24K (15g)
Hermosa Signature Lipcreme Long Wear (7g)


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Thoughts (After 2 weeks usage):

(Limited Edition)

Brand: Hermosa
Item: Cleansing Water
Content: 50ml
Origin: Malaysia
Rating: 4/5 (minus 1 for its scent coz I prefer super minimal scent)
Re-purchase: Yes (for its convenience & effectiveness)
Recommended: For people who are okay with scented products

Ingredients:
Aqua, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Aloe Vera Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Cocobetaine, Citric Acid, Phenocyethanol, Argan Oil
*NO Paraben, Alcohol-Free, NO Mineral Oil, NO Animal Oil, Cruelty-free*

Directions:
Spray a small amount of Hermosa Cleansing Water onto cotton pad & gently wipe in circular motion. Followed by preferred facial cleanser.

This limited edition has added exclusive formula of pure argan oil for that extra nourishing benefits for the skin. It is suitable for all skin typesIt comes in a plastic vacuum packaging which definitely helps save products till the very last drop. Its also very compact so it won't take up much weight when traveling. I am not a big fan of its very strong pomegranate-like scent though it says it contains aloe vera & chamomile. However its soothing botanical ingredients (Argan, Aloe Vera, Chamomile)  helps to comfort, hydrate & add radiance to my dull skin. There is minimal formation of bubble and a creamy feel (which I do not know why as it contains NO soap and NO alcohol.) when I rub off  to pre-cleanse my face. After rinsing with water and pat dry, my face feels soft and moisturized. No break out after 2 weeks of usage.


Brand: Hermosa
Item: 24K Gold Serum
Content: 15g
Origin: Malaysia
Rating: 4.5 (minus 0.5 for its scent)
Re-purchase: Yes!
Recommended: For acne & dull skin user

Ingredients:
24K Gold Extract, Orange Extract, Licorice Extract
*NO Paraben, Alcohol-Free, NO Mineral Oil, NO Animal Oil, Cruelty-free*

Directions:
Apply after toner, before moisturiser.
Can be used with any other serum/essence.
Can be used both day & night.
Can also be used as a primer/makeup base.

It comes in a glass bottle and glass dropper. It has a similar scent to the Cleansing Water but milder with a minimal perfume-y scent. There are gold flakes floating in the clear serum which makes the product looking extra luxurious! 1-2 drops is sufficient for my whole face. Face feels tight and dewy. It leaves the skin minimal tackiness after absorption. After 2 weeks of usage my face looks less dull and lesser acne formation even during days when I do not wash my face, LOL. Blackhead and whiteheads formation are lesser too. It says that it can also treat acne scars, will update again coz 2 weeks usage ain't that obvious yet.



Brand: Hermosa
Item: Lipcreme Long Wear
Content: 7g
Origin: Malaysia
Rating: 4/5 (its transfer quite a bit to cups)
Re-purchase: Yes 
Recommended: For anyone who loves great payout and yummy scent!

I like the packaging as you can see in #1. Unfortunately in #3 shows obvious cracking at the inside of the packaging. But it does not affect the application so its okay! ^^

From 1-5:
Lip swatch.
It is very pigmented and product spreads well as you can see in #2. I smacked my lips at #3 and almost all the lips have the product in #4. #5 shows the complete application.

Lippie Removal with Hermosa Cleansing water with half a cotton at #1.
#2 shows removal after 2 swipes.
#3 shows clean lips after 4-5 wipes.

Directions:
Apply a small amount on lips & blot excess creme with tissue.

Thoughts:
It comes in a clear sturdy plastic with a flat applicator. I don't know what color I got coz there is no label at the packaging. Upon opening, chocolate smell gushed out and I am honestly tempted to eat it but I cannot. Lol. It really does smell so good and NOT artificial at all! The wand makes application a breeze, even at the sides of the lips. It did mention to stay away from oily food and such but, I am eating it anyway. It definitely does not dry out my lips after some time of application but would be better if you moisturized them for longer lasting plumpness and smoothness of lips. It is super pigmented and creamy at lips, love it! Topping up color after falling off is fine too! The only downside is the color transfer is quite significant even when I am drinking a cup of hot milk tea (not like its packaging that says long lasting colors ! BUT also coz I did not blot excess creme with tissue as advised). It is not entirely smudgeproof as it dries pretty slowly to matte. Even when matte, there is still minimal color transfer (i stuck my lips to my back of hand several times and it still do transfer minimally). Color stay-wise, Orkid Cosmetic matte lippies still win.

***will update again using the blotting method soon!***


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Bonus Review items from Shoppinkboxcereal (by lady boss, Shafiqah):

Pinkboxcereal Rose Hydra Toner

Brand: Pinkboxcereal
Item: Rose Hydra Toner
Content: 60ml
Origin: Malaysia
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes 
Recommended: For rose fans!

Ingredients:
Aqua, Rhododendron Ferrugineum (Rose) Leaf Cell Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorphenesin.

Directions:
You can spray twice daily or as often as needed.
Use after your cleanser step and also after your acne toner. 

Thoughts:
It comes in a clear plastic spray bottle. Spritzing was easy as it disperses quite widely. It is compact and quickly hydrates your skin whenever and wherever you need it. It has a very strong rose scent. I have been using it on-off for more than a month Now it has around 1/2 left.

Pinkboxcereal Berry Acne Toner

Brand: Pinkboxcereal
Item: Berry Acne Toner
Content: 60ml
Origin: Malaysia
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes 
Recommended: For acne skin user!

Ingredients:
Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Aqua Talc, Sulfur, PEG-40 Hydrogenated, Salicylic Acid, Castor Oil, Camphor, Glutaronitrile, Methyldibromo, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl

Directions:
Shake bottle thoroughly until it becomes a milky liquid.
Place a few drops onto facial tissue / cotton pad and dab on areas that are oily or have acne.
It can also be used to clear and soothe your pores.

Thoughts:
It comes in a clear plastic. I use it only when I have erupting acne. I would let my cotton pad of 2 drops of the solution to sit on my acne for about 5-6 second before moving onto the next one. It helps to dry out the acne as early as 3 days and recovers in about 5-7 days. I only then pat around areas with larger pores to avoid drying out of my face.


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Thanks for reading.


Cheers,
Bee


Do check out Shoppinkboxcereal for your own #EmergencyBeautyKit, here!

For more information:

Email: office.pinkboxcereal@gmail.com
Whatsapp: 016 812 5240 (Admin Teddy)

HQ:
Pinkboxcereal Beauty @ Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operation Hours:
9am - 5pm




(Event) Launch of Swanicoco X Watsons Malaysia

It was last month, on a pleasant Friday.
Thank you Betty for the invite to the Launch of Swanicoco event ^^

Pic credits to Cheryl and edited with Snapseed.

Here's a mini game card to determine what we get in our bag ^^

Here's the first station where we are introduced to the vast range of Nature Bio Cosmetics of Swanicoco. They have everything except for makeup remover and facial cleamser. They cater for oily, anti-aging, acne, sensitive, dry...they have got you all covered. 

What I am hoping to try:

Gold Plant Stem Pure Ampoule 40 ml | RM253.90
A luxury treatment for dry, rough, damaged skin. Wild ginseng stem cell root & Gold extracts improves elasticity of skin, brigthens and moisturizes skin.
Suitable for all skin types.

RH-EGF Pure Ampoule 40ml | RM253.90
I need this as I have on-off acne as it contains EGF (1ppm) 99% for optimal regenration power with additional peptide.

Beer Bubble Pack 100g | RM106.90
It's an interesting product and I like bubbling products that helps with my blakcheads and whiteheads problem while keeping it a fun experience ^^

Real Essential Hydro Balancing Oil 17g | RM16.90
Its a multi-purpose oil from cleansing (last step of cleansing to prevent moisture loss) , as skincare last step, moisturises dry hair, add to makeup base, & as nail moisturisers.


About Swanicoco:

A brand that began making naturally fermented soaps is now Korea's leading cosmetics company. Swanicoco's philosophy stems from using its trademark anti-aging fermentation process which produces natural bio ingredients, replacing artificial chemical ingredients.

Swanicoco is made up of 2 word, "swan" meaning "elegance" / "feminine" & "coco" meaning "coconut" which is the main natural ingredients used / "cuteness" in French.

Watsons Malaysia is proud to introduce Swanicoco to Malaysian consumers as they strive to provide safe, effective and latest products. 

This is their RH-EGF Pure Ampoule. Excellent regenration power. Great moisturising effect for those who are still not into face oil.

My friend YanRu loves this AC Control Care Skin Toner & Emulsion!

This bottle of Gold Plant Stem Pure Ampoule looks so luxurious coz it has gold flakes and ginseng in it.

This is the Extra Hydrating Swan Cream. Like its name, its suitable for dry & severely dry skin. It can also be used as a sleeping pack too! ^^

Swanicoco's skin expert, Adia Song demonstrates the product usage ^^

Malaysia Social Imfluencer, Jazel Lim, shares her favorite ampoules and I am so tempted !!

The lauch is officiated !
(From L-R): Jazel Lim (Malaysia Social Influencer), Charles Kim (Managing Director, MOVE S&C Sdn Bhd), Kevin Hyun (General Manager, Swanicoco Korea), Caryn Loh (General Manager Country Head, Watsons Malaysia), Danny Hoh, Customer Director, Watsons Malaysia), Foo Hwei Jiek (Head of Trading, Watsons Malaysia).

Congrats again Watsons Malaysia for bringing in quality & safe product of Swanicoco from Korea.

Although I do not really like my face here but its a mandatory shot with the swan! ^^

What I got (L-R):
Swanicoco Dr. Syul 2GF Bio Mix Mask Pack, Natureby Red Ginseng Essence Mask Sheet, Swanicoco Overnight Intensive Recharging Hydrogel Maskpack, Extra Hydrating Swan Cream, AC Contro Care Toner & Emulsion (x2), Bitamin C Calm Down Toner & Emulsion, Swanicoco Baby Makeup Puff

Which would you like to see me review? ^^


Thanks for reading till the end!
Do comment below if you have any questions!

Cheers,
Bee