(First Impression) Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Series

Hello loves, how was your October?

I have received this parcel thanks to the recommendation of blogger friend Aiin. It was a parcel I highly anticipated as I have seen the rave at Youtube, my Instagram feed, stylekorean site and more! I still remember watching the video- it was amazing to see how magical the toner in clearing one's troubled skin in a span of 1 month! I was intrigued but never took the leap. I am super glad to receive it and finally gave it a try after taking dozens of flatlays ^^

About Some By Mi:
Some By Mi believes natural beauty deserves attention. The brand takes its name from the Korean word "mi" which means "beauty", and proudly manufactures all its product in Korea. Some By Mi offers a wide range of skin care and make up essentials. One of the best selling item is the AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner (from YesStyle).


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First Impressions
The below impression is based on my 3 days experience so it won't cover too much details. AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle series have this clean green packaging - I like it! Its not the flimsy packaging but of quality, sturdy material. All is well-packed and came in excellent condition. ^^

Korean Beauty Luxury gave us 4 samples. So generous. For more k-beauty products, do check them out below! ^^

The AHA (Removes impurities & dry flakes from skin surface), BHA (Exfoliates pores, removing clogged impurities and sebum), and PHA (Stops losing moisture from skin, dissolving dead skin cells) work as effective exfoliators leaving skin cleaner and more radiant than before.
For: Pore care, Brightening and Moisturizing.
*made of skin friendly ingredients*

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar   (RM70  /  106g)
Effective exfoliator reveals clean & radiant skin.

The soap is carefully packed in 2 plastic layers. I personally would cut the bar in maybe 4 pieces before I use them so it won't be such a waste. To my surprise, actually its ok to not cut too as they don't dissolve super fast if you store them well!
Notable Ingredients:
All natural - AHA/BHA/PHA/Niacinamide 2%, 20 kinds of natural plant extracts, and real tea tree 10,000 PPM
Used ECOCERT1cerified organic oil (Olive Oil, Argan Oil), natural surfactants and hardener.
How-to:
Lather and massage whole face gently.
Packaging:
Nicely wrapped soap in green color with the word 'Miracle' printed on top. Conveniently comes with a bubble maker net.
Scent:
It has a leafy noticeable tea tree scent.
Texture:
It foams up easily using the bubbling net. It feels thick and soft.
Skin Feels:
A little lathering goes a long way. After rinsing, my face feels clean but not tight or dry! <3 The only thing to complain is that I wish I can secure my bar soap in the net for good as its more convenient in my opinion.
Rating:
4/5

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner   (RM75  /  150ml)
Works as effective daily exfoliator revealing clear, radiant, baby soft skin in just 30 days! Its low pH makes it suitable for sensitive, dry & oily skin.

Well-sealed. Personally loving the texture and sensation of it!
Notable Ingredients:
All natural - AHA/BHA/PHA/Niacinamide 2% and real tea tree 10,000 PPM
How-to:
After cleansing, take an appropriate amount on a cotton pad, wipe it off along with the texture of the skin, and let it absorb lightly. Use morning and night.
Packaging:
Sturdy transparent green plastic bottle. Toner can be dispensed easily without worrying of spillage.
Scent:
Strong tea tree scent from bottle and gets milder after some time of application.
Texture:
Watery clear solution
Skin Feels:
It feels cooling on the skin, thus soothing my skin in this hot Malaysia weather. It absorbs into my skin very quickly. No tackiness after full absorption.
Rating:
4/5

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum   (RM98  /  50ml)
Centella Asiatica Extract of 14.5% and Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) water aids in skin soothing  and skin turnovers for smooth, hydrated skin. AHA, BHA, & PHA helps to remove dead skin cells more effectively, revealing clean & radiant skin.

Must shake before use! The first few uses I did not notice the layer of oil and serum. Once you shaken it you will notice the slight oil layer that dries down to minimal tackiness and your goodness is pretty much sealed! ^^ My skin loves it.

Notable Ingredients:
All natural - AHA/BHA/PHA/Centella 14.5% and real tea tree 10,000 PPM
How-to:
Apply at the serum/essence routine. Take 3-4 drops and gently massage all over face. Remember to shake bottle enough to mix oil and serum!
Packaging:
Sturdy transparent green dropper bottle for hygienic dispensing of serum.
Scent:
Strong citrus-y scent that is refreshing and gets milder after some time of application.
Texture:
Clear runny serum with a hint of green color.
Skin Feels:
The first few times of usage, I did not shake the serum before usage. The serum layer feels so light as if I am applying some orange juice on my face and they quickly sink into my skin. After doing the shaking motion before usage, I realize 2-3 drops is sufficient in giving the moisture while sealing some of the goodness in my skin. After a while, it leaves very minimal tackiness= more like dewy skin. Great for my dryyy skin ^^
Rating:
4/5

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream   (RM118  RM80  /  50ml)
Skin soothing solution for never-going-away skin troubles. 4 Cica Care (Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecasic Acid, Madecasoside) was added to Centella Asiatica, known to cure even tiger's scar, for strengthen weakened skin barrier and improve troubled skin.

Sturdy jar and surprisingly I am enjoying the moisturizer too! ^^

How-to:
Gently apply and tap to improve absorption.
Notable Ingredients:
All natural - AHA/BHA/PHA/Centella 70% and real tea tree 10,000 PPM
Packaging:
Sturdy transparent green tub.  (It'd be great if there is a spatula included in it!)
Scent
 Citrus-y yogut-like scent.
Texture:
White gel cream that has the slightest hint of green. It spreads like gel and is quickly absorbed into my dryyy skin.
Skin Feels:
Its the lighter creams that I love! I would apply more on days where I feel my skin are drier. Scent is not noticeable after its fully absorbed leaving no tackiness! However I think it gives me a glass skin effect. When worn under make up it gives a healthy glow from the inside, making me look more healthy. Initial wear of cream does give a dewy texture but not the gross oily film texture. *hopefully you get what I am trying to say* XD
Rating:
4.5/5


*ratings here are not accurate as I will be updating after 1 month usage with before-after comparison pic!*


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Purchase / Stalk:


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Cheers,
Bee

(Review) NION BEAUTY Opus Express

Hello loves, I hope September has been amazing for you!
Its been 1 whole religious month of me using this new facial cleansing device and I wanna give you my verdict on how my combination dehydrated and sensitive skin is reacting.

The parcel came in a green box.
Inside, there are 2 cleansing device, one is the Nion Beauty Opus Express and the other is the Nion Beauty Opus 2 Go.

Here's a little sneak peek of the Opus 2 Go.
It's nicely seated in the dust bag.

I just tried it today morning. FYI, its internal battery can last up to 20 days usage but fret not, you can still use it manually without battery.

This has only one speed, which feels awesome especially on my nose area. The bristles are also made using S-ion Technology® silicone allowing effective yet gentle cleansing.

Its so cute and portable, especially useful when going on a trip! ^^

It's soft and flexible, making hard to reach places easy! ^^

Let's divert our attention back to the star of today's post, the Nion Beauty Opus Express.

Overall, I am really glad that I am up-ing my skincare routine with this new device from the Nion Beauty Opus, thanks to The Butterfly Project for the intro! ^^

Generally similar devices like these in the market helps to clean our face effortlessly giving us glowing clear skin as compared to traditional hand wash. Similar devices like these offers wide choices like inter-changeable heads, re-chargeable battery or even built-in battery that can last about 100 uses or so. However, the ones I know of are definitely going to make my purse cry, that explains why I have not been using tools to clean my face up till now. I did however purchase a dupe, non-branded one before but let's keep it for another post! ^^

Nion Beauty has got you covered if you are planning to try facial devices like this! You may try this affordable Opus Express and Opus 2 Go before diving in with the more luxurious & expensive ones! ^^


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Nion Beauty is a revolutionized skin care cleansing device in USA based company developed by team from USA & Korea while combining the technology from Japan. It not only cleanse your pores but also contains the negative ions that will aid in deep cleansing. Its silicone brush are bacteria-free, effectively remove toxins, improve blood circulation and preserve skin's natural oil!



Features:

Kinetic Skin Cleansing
It uses vibrational energy (that is, brushes moves up and down instead of side to side) to delicately and effectively break up and whisk away impurities.
The magical proven reasoning behind this kinetic skin cleansing is that negative ions have 'feel good' properties known to boost your mood, reduce stress, & promote better overall health.
Overall, good to cleanse skin, remove dirt & toxins while preserving skin's natural oil and moisture balance!

S-Ion Technology®
It means that they have integrated negative ions from tourmaline into the highest quality Japanese silicone. This negatively charged ions in the cleansing device will act like a 'magnet' that attracts positively charged environmental toxins (dirt on skin). Consequently, the bigger particles will be more easily rinsed away.

Silicone is Better
Gentle on skin.
Exceptional durability.
More durable than rubber.
Bristles will not wear down!
Impervious to UV rays and heat.
Resistant to fungus and chemicals.
Continuous running lifetime (at least 250 hours).

Do You Know?
ALL Nion Beauty silicone have been treated with silver, delivering antibacterial skin care devices that are resistant to fungus, easy to clean and keep your skin radiant and clear!


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Review

Last month, I have received the Opus Express worth RM187.90.
It was a delight to receive such a girly device.

There are 2 colors to choose for the Nion Beauty Opus Express series, pink and white.
It came with a warranty claim form, pouch  and how-to card.
This is the Warranty Claim Form so be sure to keep it or email them if you encounter any problem.
How-to:
I started using this twice a day for a period of 1 week.
Then I used for only once a day at night for the rest of the weeks.
My combination dehydrated & sensitive skin prefers the once a day usage more as the skin feels clean enough. Also please do not use exfoliator with scrub-y particles as it will get stuck in between the bristles. (Of course, you do not need to double the exfoliating step when your device is already doing that!)

Prepare - Wet face. Spread preferred cleanser all over face. Wet device. Turn on to desired setting.
Cleanse - Guide your Nion in circular motion across your face and let it do its thing for 3 minutes.
Rinse - Rinse your face and pat dry for gorgeous glowing skin.
Glow - Apply your favorite skin products for effortless radiance day after day.

Ready your own battery ya! ^^

Testimonial:
I feel that it has helped unclogged most of my pores effortlessly my bare hands can't deliver. Pores are cleaner and my whiteheads are more readily extracted. On normal days, my skin is much clearer compared to last time.

At the time of the month acne are sure to pop by (especially my forehead, chin and sometimes my cheek area). This time, there are 2 huge ones my forehead and 2 medium to huge ones at my cheek. My skin has obviously healed faster compared to last time. (See pic below!)

8th was when I was about to have my menses while the 22nd was the end of my menses. I honestly think that it have healed my acne scars much faster. What do you think? Yes to a step closer in my journey to more even skin! ^^

When I had a minor surgery for my wisdom tooth extraction, I honestly don't feel like I wanna wash my face as I felt sharp pain at my swollen left cheek when washing with my hands. However I felt little to no pain when cleansing my swollen cheek using the Opus Express. I am shook!!! Face feels clean and nice still even when I am feeling under the weather.

Overall it serves me well for my combination dehydrated sensitive skin.
It did not dry me out and it works well with gel cleansers at my sink.

Love love this tool!
Definitely more affordable than other devices already in the market.
Would love to check out their other devices soon.
*Obviously edited overall pic for smoother effect.*

Here is a collage on where I usually use the device on. Forehead and chin is a must as I have thicker dead skin cells at these two areas. After rinsing off my cleanser, I have the habit of using dabbing motion on my eye area to relax my eyes. It feels like my eye area was rejuvenated. ^^ The given pouch is also waterproof so it makes bringing around easy ^^  

The only CON is there is no timer like a beeping noise but the two device from Nion Beauty have audible notification with integrated timer: Nion Beauty Opus Elite and Nion Beauty Opus Luxe .


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Get at:
Official Store: Luxor Beauty World
Watsons Malaysia: Online & Offline
Lazada


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Cheers,
Bee

(Event) (Review) LipAddict Tea Party with The Butterfly Project Malaysia

Let us rewind to a month ago, 25th August 2018, a day where everyone wears pink!
I am not much of a pink girl, so glad I picked this dress up from home, not sure who it belongs to but it was made for the event! I feel like a korean-inspired barbie as I paired my white long sleeve top with the pink dress. XD

25th August 2018 was our long awaited LipAddict Tea Party with The Butterfly Project at The Happ Cafe.

Look at the setup of Happ Cafe! So beautiful with bouquets hanging around, as if we are having a garden party.
(Image by Eros aka fishmeatdie!)

Venue this round is amazing!
Scroll for more pics below!

About Happ Cafe:
A cozy cafe with a florist shop together for convenient delivery of both real and artificial flowers. Handmade workshops are also hosted from time to time.
Operation Hours: Tues - Sun @ 8am - 9.30pm
Location: Tropicana Avenue, P-G-09, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Please do not waze the shop name as you will not find it! Do waze 'Tropicana Avenue' instead! Parking is easy and affordable too!)
Stalk: Facebook / Instagram

Quick Rating of Happ Cafe:
Service: 5/5 - I realized food was quickly refilled. Would love to visit again for their unique dessert!
Ambiance: 5/5 - Spacious and instagrammable place.

The gorgeous setup of 1.5 floors! ^^

20 Pink butterflies in action .
(Image by Eros!)
Like the many past events of The Butterfly Project Malaysia, we get our solo shots from professional photographer/blogger, Eros! Thanks for always volunteering.

I love love this!
(Image by Eros!)

Last spam coz the decor and venue was amazing! ^^
(Image by Eros!)

Venue is amazing right but the dessert table and decor by Ask Joey - The Sweetest Party made the whole event much more cohesive and 'atas' too! With the theme all in-sync, I am really tempted in knowing more about LipAddict!

About Ask Joey - The Sweetest Party:
Your go-to party specialist! Stalk their FB or IG for their work!
Contact no.: +60 17 780 6939
Email: sweetestparty.joey@gmail.com
Stalk: Facebook / Instagram

Quick Rating of Ask Joey - The Sweetest Party:
Arrangement/Decor: 5/5 - Too pretty to eat! Super instagrammable! <3
Taste: 4/5 - Not overly sweet, just nice for me and I enjoyed my cucpake. Heard from my friends that the others are awesome too!

This is like The Place for profile pics ^^
(Image by Eros!)

Look at all these details. Too pretty to eat! Also, nothing much is left as its all *almost* gone before I decided to eat them XD
(Image by Eros!)

Getting my pink punch first!
(Image by Eros!)


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Now, time for our emcees of the day, to settle us down and divert our attention to the first speaker from ISKIN New York.

Our bubbly emceee as usual, Dee and Sydney.
(Image by Eros!)

Everyone was listening attentively as we're told plump lips is achievable WITHOUT the use of needles! Plus, it gives you more benefits than any gloss!!!! How awesome is that! <3
(Image by Eros!)

I initially thought that this was a new product. However, it has already been tried and tested since 2013 in Malaysia! Have you already tried them? If not, read on below to see my testimonials ^^

About ISKIN® New York:
It is established since 1999. Fraser Research Labs INC has been committed to developing and delivering advanced, targeted skin solutions. Designed by leading dermatologists and cosmetic scientists and manufactured in the United States, Fraser Research Labs INC is committed to bring safe and effective solutions to the market.

ISKIN® New York is the skin solution that has been transforming faces and lives since its introduction to the market in 2002. ISKIN® New York increases the skins tolerance to environmental factors and diminish the visible signs of aging. Their scientifically tested formulations deliver proven results with customized solutions available for every skin type, leaving you younger, brighter and healthier!

Stalk ISKIN® New York:

ISKIN® New York is dedicated to bring effective & safe skin care solutions to the market.
(Image by Eros!)

What is LipAddict?
LipAddict is brought by SoAddicted. A series of products by SoAddicted are (Lip, Lash & Brows) tried & tested since 2013, but only purchasable through particular salons.
Their series of product aims to enhance a more natural you!
Additionally, long-term anti-aging benefits can be seen.

LipAddict transform your lips from 0 to 100 real quick! It is more than a 'lip gloss'- it is a non-injectable lip treatment that instantly moisturizes, heals and enhances your pout!

Stalk SoAddicted:

All 12 shades of LipAddict right in front of me!
(Image by Eros!)

Ready for a flatlay, but forgot to place according to their number code.
(Image by Eros!)

Ta -daa, aren't they beautiful! ^^
Sorry for the weird angle.
They are mostly in the range of pink, orange, nude and clear gloss.

Here's how your lips will look like. Mostly sheer-looking gloss. A few of them are more pigmented. Definitely suitable for both a day and night out look!

Claims
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Anti-aging (Powerful Peptides & Marine Collagen)
Instant Plumping (Hyaluronic Acid)
Instant Healing (Vitamin C & E)
Instant Moisture (Natural, Organic Moisturizing Oils)
*Long-term usage will give you obvious anti-aging and volumizing effects!*

Pretty swatches by Lee Yann, Yana (hand model) and Miriam (hand model); swatches according to code from Left #213 to #201.
(Image by Eros!)

Notable Ingredients:
Peptides - Specialized Amino Acids help improve skin condition and give it a smoother appearance. It specifically stimulates growth of collagen, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C - Potent concentration of Vitamin C is filled with high concentration of antioxidants, thus prevents the environmental damages our lips face everyday. Deep nourishment and hydration helps lips stay healthy and supple.
Vitamin E - A powerful antioxidant that reduce appearances of wrinkles and maintain lips looking youthful.
Organic Moisturizing Oils - Contains potent ingredients of jojoba seed oil, apricot kernel oil, castor oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil. It heals inflamed skin, moisturize skin and fights signs of aging.
Hyaluronic Acid - Binds up to 100x its molecular weight in water to provide moisture and hydration from inside out.
Marine Collagen - Responsible for skin strength and elasticity. It is specially formulated to help moisturize and plump skin cells, while the microspheres fill in the wrinkles to reduce appearance of lip creases and fine lines.
Organic Plant Extracts - Vitamins and minerals found in aloe vera, algae, and stevia plant extracts aid in healing. It contains moisturizing and soothing properties.

Free From:
Parabens
Sulphates
Hormones
Gluten Free
Artificial Fragrances
Toxic Ingredients of any kind.


How-to:
Day Treatment: Available in 12 gorgeous colors. Just match them according to your #ootd! ^^
Night Treatment: Gloss on #213 Jewel as a bedtime lip treatment to repair and restore moisture to your lips!

Suitable for?
For both female and male users.
Can be used for pregnant ladies, patient who undergo chemotherapy, users who just did lip fillers as well as children or anyone who wants to treat/enhance their dry chappy or thin lips naturally!


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Demo:
A Day-to-Night Look is demonstrated by Fibbie Yuin Hann Liew.
It was really awesome how these sheer colors actually make your lips look so much better instantly and I am surprised that it can be subtle or stand out, depending on the colors used!!

Go for lighter colors for day look and more vivid colors for night look.
(Image by Eros!)

Lip colors can also be mixed to attain unique colors too!
(Image by Eros!)

All listening to Fibbie attentively while we all start mixing our own unique color.
(Image by Eros!)
I usually don't go for this two colors but was curious what it'll turn out. An orange plus sheer pink makes quite a mute coral tone. Then I further topped it off with a pink shade for more colors.

This is how it looks like. My lips but better look definitely! ^^


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Review

Each of us got a box each, approximately RM600 worth of gifts to try and review.
Thanks so much ISKIN New York for the generosity!
Colors are given at random but we all got a clear gloss each for our night treatment!

Follow their instagram for more luscious looking lips and know more about the goodness! ^^

Look at the reflective packaging! I love it <3

The bottom right pics is a closer look of each of the gloss' texture and color.
Colors are suited for those who want to treat their lips while giving life to their lips and also to match with your ootd. The clear gloss can be worn alone or advisable as a night treatment for both male & female. More tips and testimonials below! ^^

Brand: ISKIN New York
Item: LipAddict
Variant: 12 shaddes
Content: 7ml
Origin: USA
Cost (USD): $49 (Approx. RM165)

Swatches:

Packaging-wise I think they look simple and clean. It is easy to identify the color and you know how much is left. Overall, I like that they not only help my lips look good on the outside but also from within. I am addicted to it!

From T-B:
#210 Glamour - a pink color gloss similar to its packaging
#208 Razzle Dazzle - a clear gloss with fine glitter pigments, not all all like its orange packaging
#213 Jewel - a clear gloss 

Thoughts:
Pros and cons below. Mostly pros ^^

Packaging:
(+): Simple & clean. I can easily know how much is left and what color I want when I am in a hurry.
(-): The only thing I would hope for is the open & close of wand with a 'click', so that I do not over-twist the cap and break the cap. It would be great for its already steep price. ^^

Application, Texture & Scent:
(+): Within 1 minute, I can already see my chappy lips softened, making it looking better, healthier and just kissable! Lip lines just DO NOT exist when they are on! ^^ Lips feel cooling upon application and lasts a while. I was shocked but it was nice ^^. The wand is a flat round tip which makes application easy and precise. The lip gloss texture may be irritating when your hair blows and they will stick to your face but all is good as long as my lips heal! All of them have the same sweet taste from the Stevia Plant Extract, making my lips taste like bubblegum.
(-): Since it has this lip gloss texture, your hair will just stick to your lips when it gets in the way XD

#210 Glamour
I feel really girly and feminine in this color ^^
I think it gives off a very innocent girly vibe.

#208 Razzle Dazzle
It'll be a good lip topper! I do use this alone for the extra glam moment ^^

#213 Jewel
I use this alone during the day as it just makes a nude lip look soooo good while treating it too.
For night treatment I apply it over my lip contour and overtime I do see a more defined lip contour. ^^
Image Testimonials:
Here's me after 1 week usage & a whole 25 days usage!

After 1 week usage.

After 25 days usage.
Lip lines much lesser.
Lip contour more defined.
Lips plumper and more moisturized.
Lip is smoother to eyes and touch.
Anti-aging benefits are long-term.
Overall a more youthful, plump and kissable lips attained! ^^
*all lips above does not have any gloss at all!*

Recap:
LipAddict have 12 shades altogether. All looks quite sheer. Colors are safe as it uses natural ingredients and is all gone after I drink my pink lemonade. Re-application is so easy you don't need a mirror! Ta-daaaa, instant hydrated plump lips! ^^ First application doesn't plump your lips but I think the gloss effect does the trick. After about 5 days, I do see slight plumpness. ^^

Verdict:
I give this a 10/10!!!!
Will definitely re-purchase!!!
Even though this is my first lip plumper experience, I am glad there weren't at all any stinging pain like a traditional lip plumper would do. Only cooling sensation with sweet taste and delivers what it says it does! I am saying YES to this! I know the price tag is steep but since it act as an exfoliator + balm + plumper + color + gloss + anti-aging = LipAddict, you need to try one for yourself!!! ^^
It is definitely not lasting on the lips but you can always wear a lasting lippie first and top it off with this LipAddict! ^^

"Addicted At First Swipe"


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Get at:
You may get it at the following places below or order online!!

Here's the full list of trusted venue to get genuine LipAddict! ^^

Cheers,
Bee