Sunday, June 18, 2017

(Review) Althea Total Brightening Box

Hello lovelies!

I am so happy when I finally got to review one of Althea's box.

It is Althea Box #19


It cost RM120 (items cost RM419) for 7 full sized items!

Thank you Althea pixies for sending theses babies over! Love it!
Already fallen in love for its packaging!
And got the Limited Edition Raya box!
<3
Can you guess which is my favorite?^^


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First up according to skincare step:

After cleansing, NEVER SKIP Toner:

Brand: Chica-Y-Chico
Item: Skin Texture Toner
Content: 200ml
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM64.00
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes

Skin Type: Dry & Sensitive skin

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Glycerin, Beta-Glucan, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus / Soybean Extract Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus / Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces / Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/ Rice Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces / Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Bacopamonniera Extract, PEG-8, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract.
*NO artificial fragrance / color*

The power of Naturally Fermented Seed Bascillus:
Germinated Brown Rice: Giving glow
Germinated Barley: Controlling sebum
Germinated Soybean : Anti-aging, nutritive
Germinated Mung Beans: Soothing, firming
Germinated Adlay: Skin texturizing, whitening

Skin Concerns:
Dull skin tone
Rough, dry skin
Good for basic hydration
Good for sensitive, irritating skin
Wants soft, moisturizing exfoliation
Wants to give more vitality and firming

Directions:
For normal use as toner step, use it with a cotton pad and swipe from centre to outer.
As firming toner, keep toner in fridge and moisten cotton pad with it when you need to use. Soak them on you face and after a while pat for better absorption & soothing as well as firming of skin.

Thoughts:
I have no allergic reaction.
Skin is smooth and moisturised.
Scent of fermented barley-ish in my opinion.
It does not leave a sticky/oily sensation once product dries.
I love how gentle it is that I think I don't need extra exfoliation.
I think my forehead lines have become less visible coz less buildup of dead skin cells.
This toner has become part of my routine and my skin is loving it! ^^

Next step is Mask:

Brand: Lebaton
Item: Pearl Whitening Essence Mask
Content: 23g
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM3.00
Rating: 3.5/5
Re-purchase: Yes
Recommended for: Dull skin

Main Ingredients:
Pearl Extract - Reduce discolorations and dark spots, leaving radiant and glowing skin.
Natural ingredients (Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract & Barbadensis Leaf Extract) - soothes sensitive skin for a healthier looking complexion.

Skin Concerns:
Firming
Radiation
Brightening

Directions:
Apply mask for about 10-20 mins. Then tap in remaining essence.

Thoughts:
Light floral smell and I LOVE IT!
Throughout the application, the mask is still wet with essence. Upon removal it does take some time before the skin dries. I massaged a bit to speed up the drying process.
Once it dries, there is still stickiness but face is brighter. I accidentally used my palm to touch the part and it left this floral smell which I love. However I like to sleep with my face down so I had to wash it off, still my face is soft! ^^
Soft and elastic 100% cotton, feels like a second skin! <3
The fitting is almost perfect (I blame my non-symmetrical chubby face). You can see the folding and face at my IG (@beeleec).
No allergic reaction.

Never forget your Eye Cream:

Brand: Milky Dress
Item: Wrinkle & Whitening Eye Cream
Content: 15ml
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM19.00
Rating: 3.5/5
Re-purchase: Maybe
Recommended for: Aging & Dark/dull eye rims

Eye Concerns:
24 Hour Eye Protect
Brightening & Elasticity Care

Directions:
Apply adequate amount before applying cream, and gently tap to absorb.

Thoughts:
Light gel texture.
Mild scent of honey. Love it.
I love that it moisturizes my eye area without causing any millea seed formation.
It does leave a near to no sticky/oily sensation once product is absorbed.
However, I am unsure about the dark circle part as I need to use it longer before I can comment on it.

Lastly, apply serum/ampule before your moisturizer step:

Brand: Real Skin
Item: One Shot Ample -- White Jade
Content: 10g
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM46.00
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes
Recommended for: Dull Skin

Main Ingredients:
Glutathione - makes clear, transparent skin
Fermented argan, green tea seed and olive oil - achieving glowing skin  

Skin Concerns:
Most suitable for those with dull skin issue. With this, you can achieve brighter skin more easily.

Directions:
After toner and lotion, apply like applying cream.
Apply to troubled area 2-3 times a day.
Use all over face for greater effect.
*One ample lasts a week!*

Thoughts:
It has different shot for different concerns.
All types of skin are okay to use.
More of a rich creamy texture.
It has a parfum-ish scent.
It does leave a near to no sticky/oily sensation once product is absorbed.
I think my overall skin has become fairer-ish?


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Below are a few make up items I use recently to quickly help me achieve a naturally fair, glowing & radiant skin:


First up is make up base / primer:

Brand: Skinfood
Item: Pore Fit Skin Primer
Content: 10g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes


Main Ingredients:
Vita-complex - helps in skin renewal  

Function:
Cover pores, concentrate brightening with pinky gold pearl primer

Directions:
Multi-primer - can be used both before and after make up

Thoughts:
I am surprised as this is my FIRST ever balm type of primer. I love just how it subtly gave me the glow while making a smooth skin base. It does not have coverage though.
My make up also stays on longer throughout the day! ^^
I also think that it can lasts longer than the primer in tubes.
I personally just simply dab and swipe, cause I am unsure at times if the balm actually went on every inch of my face or not. 
XD
Almost forgot to tell you the scent, somewhat parfum-ish that isn't too overwhelming for me.

Next would be cushion / foundation:

Brand: A'PIEU
Item: Air Fit Cushion Bboyan - Apricot

(SPF50+ / PA+++)
Content: 14g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes


This is my first ever cushion case too.
Not sure what to expect but I have already fallen with its packaging.



Main Ingredients:
Rice Bran Water - Natural skin turnover / soften skin
Milk Protein Extract - Refining skin texture

Function:
Naturally tones up dull, uneven skin tone.

Directions:
I read from an article, it says that concealers are supposed to be used AFTER cushion foundation to avoid cakey-ness.

<3 <3 <3

Please don't be scared, below are my swatches of this cushion.

My full face has the Skinfood balm primer (no coverage).
Left is WITHOUT A'pieu cushion.
Right is WITH A'pieu cushion.
You can clearly see one side is brighter and redness is reduced.

Not my best angle but I gotta show you anyways!
#1 is WITHOUT A'Pieu cushion foundation.
#2 is WITH A'Pieu cushion foundation.
Dark eye circle at #2 is lesser than #1.
Overall tone up more obvious at forehead.

This is my full face WITH A'pieu cushion foundation.
It has mild coverage only so it is advisable to go with concealer too but I have not been using concealer for quite sometime, even when attending events, so I hope I did not scare anyone.
Will try with concealer ones soon.

Thoughts:
It has a nice fragrance of rice (I think) that is refreshing for me.
Need to buy more cushion as I wanna keep this as hygienic as possible.
Moderate coverage only so do apply concealer after the cushion for a more flawless finish.
Using cushion alone helps me tone up instantly and achieve a more dewy skin.
My go-to for lazy days or when I have insufficient time for make up.
(Recently abandoned my liquid foundation and concealer)
I am always fascinated when I remove half of my make up from my face.
It is lightweight and comfortable for me.
Lasting power I think quite long, never truly timed.
I think the color does not really oxidize coz I observe no change of color after hours of wearing it. 

Lastly, Highlight your features!

Brand: The Saem
Item: Saemmul Single - Blusher Gold Volume Light (GD01)
Content: 5g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes

The texture is of very fine powder with 7 jewel complex.

Function:
Shimmer gold highlighter to fix your makeup and light up your best features with natural-shine finish.

Directions:
Dust at desired area like brow bone, cheeks, nose bridge, etc.


Thoughts:
Parfum-ish smell. Very familiar but cannot identify what is it yet.
Pick up powder easily and is very pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
I can vision myself wearing it a lot! Cannot believe why I don't discover it sooner!


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Overall thoughts?
After using it for 2 weeks, I personally think that my face has a slightly more even skin tone. Maybe just a tiny bit. What I love most for each category (based on its effectiveness and my skin's reaction) & IF I ONLY have to choose 1....

#1 Chica-Y-Chico Skin Texture Toner
#2 A'Pieu Air Fit Cushion Bboyan - Apricot (SPF50+ / PA+++)


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Signing out with much love,
Bee



~~~P.S. I have linked the individual info at the "cost" section~~~

Saturday, June 17, 2017

(Review) CNP x Hermo

Anyone tried CNP products before?
My sis have been telling me the many good reviews of CNP Laboratory.
Was about to check them out & coincidentally Hermo Malaysia contacted me for the collaboration and I was beyond cloud nine!

Thank you Hermo Malaysia for sending these babies over on  2nd June 2017! <3
#hermomy 


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WHY CNP Laboratory Products?
> Skin Friendly Ingredients (Safe & suitable for all skin types)
> Thorough Testing (7 steps of verification & testing for high quality products)
> Safe 5 Nos System (No additive of color, paraben, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, benzophenone to minimize skin irritation)

If you follow my IG stories, you would have seen me unboxing it on 2nd June 2017 ^^
Exactly 14 days after usage and below is my verdict!

(1)
CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampule

It contains high concentration of propolis that helps to reinforce vitality of your skin. Propolis is popular for its skin protection & healing efficacy. It is a skin friendly product containing pure essential oils & it is free of preservatives that may potentially irritate the skin.

Ingredients:
CNP Anti-Irritant Complex - calms the skin by relieving skin stress
Propolis extract - Anti-oxidant, beautifying skin complexion
Sophora Extract - Effectively relieve stress from your skin due to external harmful elements 
Imperate Extract - Replenishes your skin with moisture to keep it hydrated
Beta-Glucan & Madecassoside - Good in soothing

Brand: CNP Laboratoy
Item: Propolis Energy Ampule
Content: 15ml
Origin: Korea
Skin Type: All
Rating: 5/5
Re-purchase: Big fat Y E S

Function (as claimed on Hermo / box):
Healing
Hydrating
Revitalizing

Instructions:
Normal usage (on its own) - After cleanse & tone, apply a moderate amount to whole face and massage gently.
Use with Moisturizer - Mix a few drops to moisturizer/cream to boost its effects on skin and even make the moisturizer more spreadable. A trick to ensure we wake up with a radiant skin the next day after sleeping in an air conditioner room.
Mix with BB/CC Cream - BB/CC cream doesn't become cake-y/dry throughout the day.
Face brightener - Dispense a drop of ampule to finger tips and gently dab on apples and brow bones of the face, for that subtle shimmer than highlighter.
Lip Serum - Good in nourishing lips    

Thoughts:
(Intensive Facial Nutrition Solution)
Started using on 02/06/2017 Night till today (16/06/2017).
I used it on its own, on a day and night basis.
Sometimes only at night when I don't cleanse my face in the day.

(From top to bottom)
1. Bare lips (if you can see it is slightly peeling at the center of lower lips and overall, chapped.
2. A drop of ampule on finger applied to lips.
3. Tap and spread.
4. When ampule is absorbed. Look at MY lips. Don't look like mine but am LOVIN' it ! <3

07/09/2017 tried using it as a lip serum. I was blooown away! My lips instantly became supple from a dry chapped lips. I dare not lick my lips so don't ask me what it tastes like. XD
The next morning after I brush my teeth, the lips are still plump and I LOVE it!

For normal usage, I find my face requires as little as 2 drops for a plump and glowing face. Some people with smaller faces only needs 1 drop. So I think a bottle can last quite a few months. Will update you again when I have finished mine! ^^ I have tried applying it more than two drops before, it just takes a longer time for it to be absorbed. When it is still wet, it may be somewhat sticky.

It helps my make up spread with ease and lasts longer as moisture of my face is boosted.

There are now promotion, if you like, HERE

(2)
CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit

An easy, convenient and affordable blackhead treatment that helps keep skin smooth and clear!

A 2-step mask set that helps leave a cleaner nose:
The Blackhead Clear Mask (Mask 1)
Gently removes black heads and control sebum.
Pore Tightening Mask (Mask 2)
Tightens pores for a cleaner and smoother appearance.

Ingredients:

Blackhead Clear Mask
Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, PEG-8, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-8 / SMDI Copolymer.

Pore Tightening Mask
Water, Butylene Glycol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Zinc PCA, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Alum, Glycerin, Arginine, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer  

Witch Hazel Extract - reduce swelling, repair broken skin & fight bacteria
Peppermint Extract - clear, cool, remove unwanted oil from skin
Sage Extract - anti-inflammatory.

Brand: CNP Laboratory
Item: Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit
Content:
Mask 1: 2.5ml x 3 
Mask 2: 3.0ml x 3
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Maybe

Function (as claimed on Hermo / box):
No.1 in Korea
No Pain, No Redness
FREE from Artificial Colors and Fragrance
Controls blackhead, sebum and pore tightening

Instructions:
1. After cleansing, put on Mask 1 for 10 minutes.
2. Remove Mask 1. Use cotton swab to remove black heads and sebum. Roll cotton swab from outer to inner corners, and from bottom to top of your nose.
3.Put on Mask 2 for 10 minutes.
4. Remove Mask 2. Dab your face lightly to allow absorption of the remaining soothing gel.

Caution:
Avoid using around the eyes.
Caution for those who are extremely sensitive to bandages or wet compress.
Stop using the product if you experience the following persisting symptoms eg. rashes, swells, itchiness.
Do not use on areas with scars, eczema and dermatitis.

Thoughts:

1, Application of Mask 1 for 10 mins.
2 & 3. I only use one cotton swab. Each ends are different I don't know why. Though pic isn't that clear, IRL I can see my whiteheads stick to the cotton swab. So gentle omg. No squeezing / pressing. Just rolling motion. About the blackhead maybe I should use a white cotton swab of my own instead.
4. Application of Mask 2 for 10 mins to tighten my pores. ^^ 
Mask 1:
Mask 1 scent is of strong artificial lemon-ish detergent & peppermint. It is cooling upon application and increases as time passes. My eyes can feel that chill sensation so I moved it slightly down (away from eyes). Luckily the scent does not linger on for too long! ^^

10 minutes later, time to see effectiveness...
I used the provided black cotton swab. Using rolling motion, I rolled from inner to outer and bottom to top of my nose. I was super surprised as I did not apply any pressure at all and some whiteheads / sebum (and maybe blackheads too but I cannot see) stick to my black cotton swab. Clearly, it did an effective and gentle job. Now, my nose is actually quite smooth already. 

Mask 2:
Mask 2 scent is of mild artificial melted plastic. It is more of a slimy essence which dries pretty quick after removal of mask. I think it did help tighten my pores. Luckily the scent does not linger on for too long! ^^


They are now TWIN Pack Promotion if you would like to try for yourself!


If you are interested in any of the CNP Laboratory products sold on Hermo MY, click HERE


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Thanks again to Hermo Malaysia for sending it over for me to review.
Now my hands are itchy coz I am loving the CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampule since the 5th night (06/06/17) of using the product. ^^


Signing out,
Bee


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

(Review) ALL Body Care Babies from The Butterfly Project 4th Birthday Bash

As promised, a second part of review and Happy FRI-YAY!

Today's post involves personal hygiene / body care.

Three items only so it'll be short and sweet!


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Adidas Climacool Shower Gel

(Left)
Brand: Adidas
Item: Climacool Shower Gel
Content: 400ml
Origin: Made In Spain
Skin Types: All Skin Type
Rating:  5/5
Re-purchase:  Yes

Tried using this for 2 weeks.

Ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Polyurethane Crosspolymer-2, Magnesium Nitrate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Carpic Glycerides, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Urea, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Xanthan Gum, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Magnesium Chloride, BHT, FD & C Blue No. 1 (Cl 42090), EXT. D & C Violet No. 2 (Cl 60730)  

Function (as claimed on bottle):
Provide freshness all day long.
pH balanced / Dermo-tested Formula 


Directions:

Its unique formula features fresh capsule technology activated by movement or when you touch your skin. Use daily.

Thoughts:
Loving the fresh smell that isn't too strong and doesn't lingers on too long.
I do feel less smelly when I sweat and it is cooling upon application to skin.
No allergic reaction up till now and I use it on a daily basis.


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Adidas Climacool 48h Anti-Perspirant

(Right)
Brand: Adidas
Item: Climacool Anti-Perspirant
Content: 35ml
Origin: Made In Eu
Skin Types: All Skin Type
Rating: 2.5/5
Re-purchase: Not really, my problem, product is good tho

I like the design of button.

Tried using this once and I cannot.....
Read below for my thoughts.

Ingredients:
Butane-Isobutane-Propane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminium Chlorohydrate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Linalool, Mannitol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Sucrose Stearate, Silica, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydrated Silica, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Powder, Citric Acid, BHT, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Disodium EDTA

Function (as claimed on box):
Provide freshness all day long.
pH balanced / Dermo-tested Formula


Directions:

Shake well. Hold can 15 cm/6 inches from underarm and spray.

Caution:
Extremely flammable aerosol. Protect from sunlight. Do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50 C. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes. Do not apply to irritated or broken skin. Not for intimate hygiene use.

Thoughts:
Loving the freshness.
However, it lingers for too long and quite strong for me! As if I am wearing perfume for as long as I don't shower. Sounds good to you?
I think people who constantly use deodrant spray would love it but I am so used to using deodrant salt stick that does not have any scent at all, that's why the low rating.
My personal preference problem.
For those who use spray kind, I'd say you can give it a try! ^^ 


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Clinelle HOT Body Cream

"A high performance, natural and safe body cream that visibly trims body contour, improves skin elasticity & firmness."

Rich in clinically proven natural active ingredients derived from Organic Brown Algae extracts that stimulates fat breakdown & reduces fat storage to provide the following shaping efficacies:
Pheoslim GTM visibly reduces the size of arms, waistline & thighs.
ScoparianeTM significantly reduces stubborn cellulite & smooth skin unevenness
 3M3 Whiteris G functions as melano-minimizer that reduces melanin formation for fairer skin.
Apricot Extract intensely moisturises, nourishes & rejuvenates with a pleasant scent.

Formulated with SenseHotTM thermal action, it delicately warms up the skin for immediate penetration of active ingredients into skin, assuring maximum results of shaping treatment for a slender & firmer body figure.

Turn Body FAT to FITNESS!
With regular usage, see a smoother, more toned, slender body with slimmer contours.

Proven efficacies:
Proven shaping results in 7 days* (body look firmer with a slimmer sillhouette)
Visible results in 28 days* (experience inches loss & get your dress size down from XL to S)

Brand: Clinelle
Item: Body Cream / Fitness
Content: 170ml
Origin: Formulated and manufactured in France
Skin Types: All Skin Types

Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase:  Yes

The tube packaging is very convenient and just sharp.
I can easily find it when I need to use it.
 

The plus point is that it locks and unlocks using the cap itself so there won't be leakage!

For this particular product I asked my Momma to try it.
I figure this product will come in more beneficial for her since she have been complaining to me about her stubborn tummy fats.
She started using it religiously since 2nd June 2017 to today.

Ingredients:
Aqua / Water, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Parfum*, Isohexadecane, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 80, Phyllacantha Fibrosa Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Sphacelaria Scoparia Extract, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract.
*Parfum is from natural sources*
*NO Paraben*

Function (as claimed on box):
Moisturizes
Flattens tummy
Reduces cellulite
Firms arms & thighs
Sculpts & tones body

6 NOs:
No Artificial Fragrance
No Artificial Coloring 
No Comedogenic Ingredients
No Mineral Oil
No SD-alcohol
No Lanolin

5 stainless steel roller-ball massage applicator maximizes the slimming effect on application.
Mom says it feels very nice and cooling during the massaging process.

This is how it looks like! ^^

Directions:
Twist applicator to activate & squeeze sufficient amount of massage cream on desired area. Massage by rolling over desired area (arms, tummy, thighs) in circular & upward movements until cream is fully absorbed. Repeat for 5 minutes on each area every morning & evening.

Caution:
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with sensitive areas like eyes, breasts, armpits & genital areas.

Thoughts:
My mom only uses on her tummy area.
During the massage the roller balls give a cooling feeling but the area also feels warm. The warm feelings does go away after a while so no worries! ^^
Mom also loves the scent of the product.
After 7 days of usage, she thinks that her tummy is slightly firmer and definitely smooth. She is originally fair so I observe no obvious whitening. Maybe it'll be more obvious for areas like the limbs.
I checked with her yesterday (14th June 2017, ie, day 13th of usage) and she says her tummy does somehow feels slimmer, firmer & moisturized although she did not measure it.


Thanks for reading lovelies.
Do comment down below on which product you would love to try and also share your experience with me if you have used any of the products above!
*appreciated*


Gonna shower now with my Adidas Climacool Shower Gel,
Bee


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ALL Skincare Babies from birthday bash
For the furry whale, visit my talented sister's page for more product choices and info, Little Big Yarn or her IG.

Monday, June 12, 2017

(Review) ALL Skin Care Babies from The Butterfly Project 4th Birthday Bash

Hello lovelies,
the first part of the review goes into skin care.

To me, taking care of your skin is the most important step.
I would go for complete routine if possible but when laziness strike,
there is at least four steps I must follow.

 My simple routine of:
PreCleanse-Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize
or
PreCleanse-Cleanse-Serum-Sleeping mask

I try to remember using eye cream and sunscreen.

What is your routine like?
Comment below and share with me ok? :)

I love make up too but I don't wear make up all the time and it is a hassle when I do not have enough time or during off days. SO, it is best to have good skin!

Any one who are blessed with good skin will be as confident as they are with or without make up.
Hope I will be one, one day. ^^

Before I proceed with my personal review, I would like you to know my current skin type.
I have dry to combination skin.
May be sensitive some what, some times.
Acne currently focusing around my T-zone.
I also have severe dark eye circles and fine lines.
Uneven skin tone.

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Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist in Narcissus   (RM49)

I was interested to know what Narcissus means so I googled.
Apparently it is daffodil which symbolizes happiness, rebirth & new beginnings

Narcissus is extracted in an eco-friendly manner. They ensure the purest form is extracted with the least damage. A Narcissus molecule is so small that it is able to penetrate deeply & is easily absorbed into dehydrated skin cells. In addition, hormone Dormin (extracted from bulbous root) helps in optimizing moisture capacity in dehydrated skin cells.


Brand: Mamonde
Item: Hydro Mist
Content: 120ml
Origin: Korea
Skin Types: Dry (or when your skin heats up)
Rating: 4/5

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Narcissus Jonquilla Extract, Disodium EDTA, Menthoxypropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance

Directions:
Apply on bare skin or over make up as desired. For best results, hold bottle at arm's length and lightly mist over face. The mist can be used anytime throughout the day to refresh and re-hydrate skin.

"Tried this on 20/05/2017 night and more on days I remember to use.
Still using it today and am loving it at times when I feel hot and dry-ish."

Pros:
Super fine mist.
Cooling on skin.
Mild floral scent.
No allergic reaction.
No sticky or oily feeling.
Face feels plump/moisturized.
Can be used before or after you make up. Great moisturizing agent.
Acts as a coolant (Great for those in air-conditioned room, after workout or under the sun).

Cons:
All good but if it comes in a smaller bottle then it'll be great especially on travel or hike!

Overall:
The mist is super fine and I was wow!! It's different compared to Evian and Avene thermal spring water! It falls on the skin very lightly. The light floral smell makes me feel relaxed. Glad the smell is not overpowering. Upon tapping for absorption my fingers are somewhat sticky. But with my non-sticky fingers I touched my face and it is NOT sticky. Near to no oily feeling but sis was saying it's oily for her skin after a whole day of work. It does a great job in keeping my skin moisturized and cooling. 

You can get authentic Mamonde products here (look at the logo!)


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Neesya Cleansing Set   (RM39)
Revives Dull Skin

Brand: Neesya
Item: Cleansing Set
Content: 100ml x2
Origin: Malaysia.
Skin Types: All
Rating: 3/5

"Tried both on 23/05/2017 noon. 
Continued using cleanser religiously till 5th June 2017 (both on 5th June). Exactly 14 days of usage before review."


Direction:

Step 1: Enzymatic Refiner Scrub (100ml)
Use 1-2 times a week for optimum brightening effect (I used once a week)
Smooth an even layer onto cleansed, dry skin. Apply a thick layer over stubborn dark spots. Massage lightly in circular motion for about 30 seconds and leave on for another 3 minutes. Before rinsing off, wet your fingers and gently massage to softer. Rinse thoroughly.
*Enhances the appearance of skin clarity, evens skin tone, & promotes radiance
*Papain enzyme gently yet effectively lifts away lifeless skin cell to reveal brighter, smoother complexion and encourages cell renewal
*Silver Vine Extract & Alpha-Melight ® complements the exfoliation process with skin brightening effects
*Pro-Vitamin B & aloe extract restore hydration for the glowing skin


Step 2: Gel Cleanser (100ml)

Use daily, day & night
Squeeze a peanut sized amount of gel cleanser and mix it with a little water. Lightly massage onto damp face and neck while avoiding the eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Dry with towel and follow up with your toner, essence, and moisturiser.
*Silver Vine Extract & Alpha-Melight ® helps in skin brightening and whitening
*Hamamelis, Aloe & Vitamin B5 hydrate and soften skin


Pros:
Skin is smooth and soft.
Both does brightened my face.

Cons:
The only thing I dislike is the smell that lingers.

Overall (Step 1 & 2):
The Enzymatic Refiner Scrub, I think it does make my skin more even slightly and brighter. It is somewhat drying especially around my acne area (today was my nose tip with an angry pimple).
Gel Cleanser does not feel drying as it is gel type and does not really bubble up. However, a moisturizer is definitely needed for my dry and combination face after the cleansing step. Nonetheless, my face is obviously soft and slightly brightened! Not sure about my fine lines tho coz it say it contains AcquacellTM that helps in reducing fine lines. The only con for me is the smell of the cleanser. It smells like peeled garlic or what that lingers on my hands for quite some time.

If interested to try it, visit their official site HERE.


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Clinelle Deep Cleansing Water with pomegranate (sample)

Brand: Clinelle
Item: Deep Cleansing Water
Content: 15ml
Origin: USA (formulated & manufactured)
Skin Types: All
Rating: 4/5

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol (L-alpha), Ethylhexylglycerin, O-cymen-5-OL, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil.

Direction:
Moisten cotton pad with cleansing water and gently sweep over eyes and lips area, using downward strokes. Use another moisten pad, sweep over face and neck

Tried this on 24/05/2017 (Wednesday) Night.




Function (as claimed on bottle):
5-in-1 multi action water-based cleanser that acts as Makeup remover, Exfoliate, Purify, Brighten, & Moisturize. Removes waterproof make up. Oil-free, non-greasy. Effective & gentle.
*Dermatologically tested. Paraben free.

Left is my pre-cleansed face.
Right is still with make up.

Pros:
Cleanse effectively with enough amount.
Nice citrusy orange-y scent (Similar to Skineye Blackhead pore serum)
No allergic reaction.

Cons:
If over-soaked cotton pad, then it kinda stings the eye I don't know why.


Overall:
Smells orange-y. Since it has 5-in-1 function, I like how it cleanses effectively with my make up without drying my face. Face that day of primer, foundation, setting powder, mascara, and eyeliner. Only 3 cotton pad to remove my dirt and makeup. However one cotton pad I over-poured thus it does stings my eyes upon removal of mascara.

Retailing at RM42.30 for 180ml at its site HERE.


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Clinelle Miracle AquaCapsule EE Cream (Sample)

A high performance Even Effect (EE) cream that combines skincare and makeup in one beauty product. Formulated with Advanced Skin Perfection Tri-Complex, this multi-correction cream instantly delivers the following 15-in-1 beautifying functions for perfect flawless skin!

Ingredients:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Arbutin, Hexyl Laurate, PEG-10 Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cl 77492, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Cl 77491, Sodium Chloride, Cl 77499, Adenosine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobills Flower Extract, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8.

Directions:
Dab & blend evenly over cleansed & toned face as a daily tinted moisturizer or as a make-up base (last step of skin care regimen).

Brand: Clinelle
Item: Miracle AquaCapsule EE (Ivory)
Content: 2ml
Origin: USA (formulated & manufactured)
Skin Types: All
Rating: 3.5/5

The above pic is my bare face of only Clinelle's Miracle AquaCapsule EE cream in ivory & also lippie from Orkid Cosmetics (Turnt).

Function:
Firm.
Whiten.
Hydrate.
Control oil.
Refine pores.
Foundation cover.
Prevent blemishes.
Conceal dark spots.
Even out skin tone.
Smoothen like primer.
Soothe & calm sensitivity.
SPF50PA+++ UV protection.
Reduce fine lines & wrinkles.
Skin defense with anti-oxidant.
Water resistant for lasting make up.

*No Paraben. Dermatologically Tested. For All Skin Types.*

6 NOs to Happy Skin:
NO Artificial Fragrance
NO Artificial Coloring
NO Comedogenic Ingredients
NO Mineral Oil
NO SD-alcohol
NO Lanolin

Pros:
Does claim what it does on most parts.
Great for those who loves light make up.
Has UV protection.
No allergic reaction.
Minimal sunscreen scent.
Face is smooth and dry after some time of application
I think there is no white cast.

Cons:
Coverage is minimal (keep in mind that this is NOT foundation)
It kinda cakes up at places where my glasses sit.
Drier areas, pore is enhanced.

Overall:
It is a light coverage and especially handy on lazy days when you want to sport a natural look. It is best to apply on well hydrated face to ensure smoothness of application. Tried using my fingers as well as brushes for application. I personally like using brushes coz it gives a more flawless look.


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Clinelle PureSWISS HYDRAcalm Sleeping Mask   (RM75.90)

Brand: Clinelle
Item: Sleeping Mask
Content: 60ml
Origin: Korea (formulated & manufactured)
Skin Types: All
Rating: 2/5

Ingredients:
Aqua (Thermal Spring Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Dimethiconol, Lavandula Augustiflora (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Limon(Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Onsen Sui, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryle Caprylate


Directions:

Apply adequate amount onto face & neck before bedtime. Leave it overnight then rinse thoroughly with water the next morning.

Tried using this on 27/05/2017 (Saturday) night. Slight breakout on forehead mostly.
02/06/2017 is exactly 1 week of using the product. 1st June had a big breakout at my forehead.


Function (as claimed on box):
Provides optimum hydration & brightening effects through the night, leaving skin rejuvenated & refreshed the next day. Minimize clogged pores, blackheads, breakouts and sensitized skin condition.

3x Hydracalm Action:
Bio-Calm Complex provides Skin Calming Action that aids in calming, restoring and defending skin problem (eg. skin sensitization caused by environmental aggression). PureSwiss Thermal Spring Water acts as a hydra booster that instantly infuses hydration to maximum protection of the skin. Natural Phyto Hyaluronic Acid Locks in moisture for 72 hours* (by restoring unique water binding ability for long lasting hydration).

6 NOs to Happy Skin:
NO Artificial Fragrance
NO Artificial Coloring
NO Comedogenic Ingredients
NO Mineral Oil
NO SD-alcohol
NO Lanolin

This was taken on 27th May 2017 - night.
My forehead may have tiny bumps but no angry/erupting ones.

Thoughts:
It is a cooling and refreshing gel matte look. The unique formula transforms in water droplets when applied on skin. It has citrusy-lemony scent and is quickly absorbed into the skin. My face feels hydrated. I really really wanna say I love it but, I am currently breaking out more on my forehead.
2 weeks later, you can see one angry pimple. There!!
I am treating my acne with Mamonde products.
Will share in a separate post.

Different people have different effect.
I breakout doesn't mean you will too.
My friend love it and does not breakout from using it.

Click HERE to go directly to details of Clinelle Sleeping Mask. Its on promo now!


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Clinelle UV Defense SPF50   (RM48.70)

Brand: Clinelle
Item: Sunscreen
Content: 30ml
Origin: Taiwan (manufactured)
Skin Types: All
Rating: 3/5

Directions:
Apply evenly onto cleansed, toned and moisturized face and neck at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Can be applied under make up. For continuous protection, reapply when needed.

Warnings:
Contains oxybenzone. Do not stay too long under the sun even when using a sunscreen product Not recommended for sensitive skin.

Tried using this on 28/05/2017 (Sunday) morning.


Function (as claimed on box):
Encapsulated Broad Spectrum Sunscreen prevents skin absorption of chemical sunscreen for longer and safer skin residence time. Hydrolysed pearl peptide moisturizes and restructures skin. UVA and UVB filters shield skin from harmful UV rays. Minimizes clogging of pores, blackheads, breakouts and sensitized skin condition

6 NOs to Happy Skin:
NO Artificial Fragrance
NO Artificial Coloring
NO Comedogenic Ingredients
NO Mineral Oil
NO SD-alcohol
NO Lanolin

Thoughts:
It is of white cream and smells like a traditional sunscreen. Has a slight white cast when spreading but disappears upon absorption. No sticky/greasy feeling. No bad reaction yet.
I like this more compared to the EE Cream above as I prefer to use concealer and foundation  or just cushion with more coverage alone.

Click HERE for product details/purchase.


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Pax Moly Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Jeju Aloe   (RM29.90)

Brand: Pax Moly
Item: Soothing Gel
Content: ??ml
Origin: Korea
Skin Types: All
Rating: 4.5/5

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


Directions:
Apply adequately on places that requires hydration (face, arms, leg & hair). You can also blend with other cosmetic products to boost hydration effect.

Tried using this on 28/05/2017 (Sunday) morning as moisturizer step.


Function (as claimed on box):
Calming, refreshing and soothing effect for whole body usage (face, arm, legs, & hair)

4 NOs to Happy Skin:
NO Paraben
NO Artificial Coloring 
NO Mineral Oil
NO Benzophenone

Thoughts:
It is of transparent gel that is easily absorbed to boost hydration. It does not leave my skin feeling sticky / oily. Sis broke out on day 2 of usage but maybe coz of her menses, not sure, so I am trying now.

After 2 weeks of trying:
No breakout or whatsoever so far!
A little goes a long way!
I mostly use on my face and neck as the moisturiser step before my sleeping mask.
If my face feels extra dehydrated, I will apply 2 layers of this before applying another layer of my sleeping pack.

You can get it at RM11 (excluding shipping fee) at 11street! Shocking deals!


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Hadabisei Face Mask   (RM48.70)
(Extra rich)

Brand: Hadabisei
Item: Extra  Rich Face Mask
Content: 25ml x5 pieces
Origin: Japan
Skin Types: All Skin Type specifically Dry Skin
Rating: 4/5

Ingredients:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract

Directions:
Apply facial mask after cleansed and toned face.
Quickly spread the mask evenly onto your face and leave it for 5-15 minutes (for dry skin, can leave on for 20 minutes).
Remove the mask gently and tap your face with your fingertips to promote absorption of the essence into your skin.
*Recommended to use 2-3 times a week*

"Tried using this on 10th June 2017 (Saturday)."

Function (as claimed on box):
Rich serum of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) & Royal Jelly (moisturizing ingredient) provides special hydration care for the skin that requires an instant boost of moisture. Lemon Fruit Acid aids in moisture penetrating effect.

Sorry for appearing in my most natural look - the "after shower and then mask-ing face". Lol.
Top row- Before mask-ing.
Bottom row- After mask-ing.
I don't know why the color difference but it was taken in the same room and same lighting.
Although I may look more "tanned" after but in real life, my skin looks much brighter (not dull anymore!) And hydrated! Still soft too even after I cleansed it with water. ^^

Thoughts:
Soft waffled sheet is made of cotton.
I rarely have mask sheet of this material and it is nice.
Sheet isn't easily tear.
Its smell is very familiar but I cannot explain to you coz I cannot think of the right word yet.
However, it doesn't really bother me and does not linger.
There are plenty of serum still left in packet.
Fitting is okay but not that great especially around my lips.


Upon removal, I don't know if its me not being patient enough, but I tapped for soo long. Still, the greasiness ain't sinking in. So I went and wash it off. Still, my face is smooth and radiant! ^^

Is it suppose to be like that?
Do comment below & thanks for reading till the end.


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Once again, thank you to wonderful sponsors for the products as well as our mamasan Tammy for hosting the 2nd round of 4th birthday bash!
I had so much fun learning about the product and sharing with you my experiences.

Love,
Bee


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