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Mask Review | LANEIGE Water Pocket Mask ​Time Freeze (Face Fit) Dynamic Collagen_EX™

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
It just hit me that even though I love LANEIGE as a brand so much that it currently taking over large percentage of my expenses on skincare, I rarely feature the product here in my blog, much lesser on my Instagram feed. I wonder why. Still, let's get onto this review of a sheet mask that I really love but unfortunately I can't get my hands on it and its wonderful sister variants easily, readily from my local LANEIGE counter here in Parkson Imago, KK Times Square.


Water Pocket Sheet Mask - Time Freeze (Face Fit) Dynamic Collagen_EX™


​I just started using some samples and products from the Time Freeze skincare line as I'm going for the big 3-0 this year hence I need more anti-aging/wrinkle/dryness skincare. I'm a huge fan of the brand Firming Sleeping Mask - better than their signature Water Sleeping Mask and I'm glad that they now included that mask in this line. Definitely going to get that sleeping mask soon!

Beauty Empties | Sheet Masks 2.0

Sunday, 31 December 2017


Finally, it's the last day of 2017 and I want to share with you guys the sheet masks that I've bought and used plus the ones that I've tried some that were gifted to me from other sheet mask addicts and PR companies. These are all the ones that I've accumulated for the past 3 months so let's get into it!


 


The above, my regulars from THE FACE SHOP and Innisfree. I also tried another sheet mask line from Innisfree; Skin Clinic Mask. Unlike their daily sheet mask, the variants for this line is so specific as the ones that I've tried are Peptide (anti-wrinkle), catechin (purifying Green Tea) and Madecassoside (soothing and calming). Sounds so science-y don't you think? I'm definitely down for upgrade for sure. The sheet for this mask line is so thin and I'm telling you guys that it made me addicted to thin sheet masks! Stay tuned for more to come after this!




I only got several more of those Mediheal X LINE Friends sheet masks and considering to buy the ones upgraded version in their original packaging. I did a review on that Mediheal White Hydrating Black Mask EX so do check that out! 

B.Liv Malaysia sent me their latest Nano Bio-Cellulose sheet masks to try and again, if you haven't read my review on these babies, please check them out as these are just so good or I need to try another five Bio-cellulose masks to try and compare them in order to legitimise my review. They are overall just filled your skin with moisture as all of them are lined with Hyaluronic Acids and coupled with ingredients that are targeting specific concerns for anti-aging, optimised hydration level and soothing inflamed skin. Love them all and I'm seriously considering getting them in boxes. 

I got that Blossom Jeju mask from Kurator Malaysia as a Gift With Purchase and I know it's being raved among those who love premium skincare but as I haven't done much research before using it, I ended up using the whole packet of facial oil though I was taken by surprise when I didn't break out from it. Probably going to get the new upgraded version now available at their store. 




I finally tried a Papa Recipe mask that have been raved among those with dry skin so when its number come up for me to to use it during October's masking challenge; Honey category , I'm so happy! There are 4 variants available at Sasa Malaysia and I started with the one that I anticipated the most; the whitening one. It does brightened up my skin a little bit but I love how well it moisturised my flaky jawline area! 

Now, I have to say that Skinfood mask is the first snail-based product and I'm going to say outright that I love this stuff! I was afraid to try any before this but guess I'm okay with it! Let me get some more of this! I love that dusty pink by the way! Perfect undertone!




I also picked up some sheet masks from brands that I haven't tried before like SNP, Pascucci, and Color Combos. For me, all of these are basic sheet masks that I use in the morning as they're refreshing and hydrating at the same time. 




The above are some of the sheet masks that Putihtalk sent me for review purposes but for now, do visit my Instagram as I did a micro review on them as required. Overall, I'm just frustrated with the fact that none of the sheet masks are readily available here in Malaysia as I really like all of them!




Recently, I've also discovered affordable sheet masks from the brand A'Pieu and it's great that these are easy to get your hands on as they're available online and Malaysia-based as well so no waiting time for shipping Seoul-KL and to KK for East Malaysian like me. I got all the variants for the two sheet masks above so do stay tuned for my review on them.





As I was also getting sheet masks from our local drugstores; Watsons and Guardian, I've encountered those cute in-house brand with fruit-themed packaging (again these are for October's mask challenge) and a new brand being introduced in Guardian, LipHop. It's from Korea and the products aren't just sheet masks as I do noticed lines of skincare as well.




Some variants of my favourite Taiwanese sheet masks; My Beauty Diary the new 2017 upgraded version of Natural Key series. There are two types of serums; Hydrating which is slightly milky and thick serum whereas the Refreshing serum is slightly watery and transparent gel. Love the refreshing ones (Damask Rose and Royal Pearl) for morning masking while the hydrating ones (Natto and Imperial Bird's Nest) for my night session. Overall, love them and will repurchase when I actually finished all 25 of them as I bought 2 or 3 for each of 10 variants. I know it's a lot but that's just me when it comes to stuffs I know I'm going to keep coming back to and it's great as I got them at discounted prices at Sasa Malaysia. They sell My Beauty Diary sheet masks in boxes (8 pieces per box)  at RM49.90 or loose packets RM6.90 per piece but I got them at RM25 for 5 pieces. 



Of course, one of my favourite variants from Naruko, it's cooling so and perfect for chilling out after work. Those from Dr. Morita are black masks that are great for morning session. One of the first Japanese sheet masks I've tried and it's quite average despite its price but I guess I'm going to finish all the four them before putting my final thought on them. I got them at at RM40 for 2 boxes of 4.

Phew! I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on the next post. Annyeong and Happy New year 2018!




Mask Review | Naruko Bunga Raya Snow White Ice-Cooling Mask

Friday, 22 December 2017
On my previous post, I talked about how I'm loving daily sheet masks from affordable Taiwanese brand; Naruko and I actually tried another variant from this brand that I really like to the point of ordering the whole box for myself after trying one. 

This time around, I'm going to share with you guys about this really cool sheet mask, literally.




Description || 

Provides hydration, evens out the skin tone and reveals calmed, soothed skin.



Usage time || 15 to 20 minutes 


Impression || I was really pretty skeptical at first when it comes to cooling sensation, thinking this probably just gonna feel fresh but boy, it’s cooling like putting my face on the wall of my fridge. Yes, it happened way before when I foolishly tried one of those local products that gave me burning sensation. I don’t have thermometer with me though. 

Hibiscus extracts are known for many of its great features such its ability to even out skin tone, anti-aging property as it's rich in antioxidants e.g. anthocyanosides but of course these applied when it's in high concentration i.e. skincare products. Still, a low concentration but repetitive usage as in using it for daily sheet mask session can probably give you some result.

This mask also contains Niacinamide for brightening and Panthenol for soothing which both are my favourite ingredients right now. Did you noticed the pinkish essence for this mask? Now that’s a first for me.





My thoughts || I love this sheet mask! I was right about using the mask in my morning session. It hydrates, soothes and actually brightens up my skin a little bit. After 20 minutes, though there’s a lot of essence not yet fully absorbed, I just tapped my facial area lightly for a minute till it dries down and I just love how it doesn’t leave me with tacky finish. I just followed up with light moisturiser and my favourite anti-pollution sunscreen.





Overall, 4/5. A minus point would be the preservative (phenoxyethanol) being high up on the ingredients list but that’s just it. I guess that’s why masks from Naruko usually have 3 years of shelf life. 

Purchased from Hermo Malaysia at RM36 per box of 10 sheets which is awesome compared to RM6.90 at Watsons Malaysia. Definitely will repurchase! 

That's all from me, I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~






Blogger Mail | Hermo Christmas Holiday Like a Star

Sunday, 17 December 2017


Approaching towards the end of 2017 with sales both online and offline; I mean seriously? Have you walked down the shopping wings in Imago, KK Times Square the recent weeks? I know I did though only for a little bit of time as things at work rather multiplied itself around this time of the year. Which is why lunch hour at the office can't be more exciting with the online deals, vouchers and discounts especially at Hermo Malaysia

Now, talk about this Holiday season, whether I'm just hanging out at home for the weekend or a quick getaway with my family, COSRX products are always be among my beauty essentials. Be it my favourite exfoliating cleanser, Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser, my One-Step Pimple Clear Pad to remove dead skin cells and my new favourite, One Step Pimple Clear Kit which include a cleanser, the toner pad and a sheet mask in one packet; all of these are among the products I have in my weekender bag.




Of course, with my current obsession towards sheet masking and as I've been using at least once a day in my evening routine (sometimes morning), I just had to grab these great daily sheet masks from Naruko. I got the above 5 variants along with the limited edition that only being released here in my country, Malaysia; the Bunga Raya Snow White Ice Cooling Mask. 

I've been loving lots of regular or daily sheet masks as I call it as they're simple, easy to use and the texture is refreshing and hydrating at the same time; two things I need throughout the weekdays as I don't really have much time for a 10-step skincare routine in the morning. Just cleanse, tone, do the sheet mask for 10 to 15 minutes, light moisturiser and finish off with a light-textured chemical sunscreen. Then, getting ready for about 20 minutes and I'm off to work!

I've been into shopping online for Korean beauty products since 2014 and quite honestly I don't even know that I'm a Platinum member on Hermo Malaysia until I started to use their Mobile App and saw the member status on the Account page. I usually just put things on my cart and checkout while I'm shopping on my desktop. Though I can't enjoy the member privilege during the sale time but still, the deals are just so irresistible!

I guess that's all for now and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post!



Skincare Diary | Brightening AM Skincare Routine

Friday, 8 December 2017


For my morning skincare routine, I focus on brightening beauty products and these days I prefer to have simple i.e. 3 to 4 steps with lightweight consistency so my sunscreen can glide on smoothly.

As I received the brightening tone-up cream from THE FACE SHOP Malaysia back in October, I went and got myself the rest of the skincare line except the face cream as I still have my LANEIGE White Plus Renew Original Cream as my brightening day moisturiser. 

The White Seed Exfoliating Cleansing Foam contains small beads that can help in removing dead skin cells as I wash my face. I just need small amount of this as I don't need deep cleansing especially in the morning. 

As for the White Seed Brightening Toner, it works like a regular toner to me. The consistency is still watery with milky colour that disappear once I wipe my facial area with cotton pads. I usually go for a second sometimes third time with this toner for extra moisture by merely tapping my skin with it.

The White Seed Brightening Lotion that goes after my morning sheet mask routine is a nice lightweight moisturiser that helps the White Seed Spotlight Radiance Cream; the tone-up cream to glide on my skin evenly and smoothly. I only use the White Seed Pure Vitamin Concentrate at night for spot treatment. 





Then, I followed up with my current favourite chemical sunscreen also from the brand, Natural Sun Eco Daily Essence SPF40/PA+++ as it's really light in consistency and just perfect for under makeup. 

I have to say that I'm liking this routine as I don't feel congested throughout the day and for the time being, I solely depend on my sebum-controlling and pore-blurring primer, Benefit POREfessional Primer for my oily T-zone area. 

I guess that's a quick look on my morning skincare routine. I'll see you guys on the next entry under this Skincare Diary. 

Until next post, annyeong~





Mask Review | Mediheal W.H.P Black Mask EX

Sunday, 3 December 2017
There are several types of material for the sheet when it comes to facial sheet masks and charcoal is one of them. You might be interested to try one with this ingredient as it helps with detoxifying your skin, reducing skin inflammation and what I love the most is its sebum or oil controlling function for my T-zone.





Description ||

Whitening and moisturising power mask sheet includes the ingredients excellent in whitening; Niacinamide, Euterpe oleracea fruit extract and great moisturising effect ingredients such as skin Aquaxyl (Xylityl glucoside, Anhydroxylitol and xylitol).

The black sheet mask emitting far-infrared radiation on skin increases skin elasticity.





Usage time || 10 to 20 minutes.


Impression || I already know that I’m going to love the fit for this Mediheal masks. The essence is clear and slightly thicker than regular mask so I think this is more on ampoule type sheet mask and the amount is a lot! I could even spread the extra on my neck area. After use, I feel my skin hydrated, brightened, fresh and slightly matte.


   


My thoughts || I super love this number from the brand. It does what it claims and I would prefer to use it in the morning next time. Definitely will repurchase soon.




Overall, 5/5. Super love it! It’s on my Top Black Sheet Mask List. Purchased from Watsons Malaysia online store for RM9 each but I’m pretty sure you can better price online.

So that's a quick review from me! I see you guys on my next post. Annyeong~


Beauty Talk | DIY Cleansing Pads

Monday, 27 November 2017
Few months ago, I've discovered this Japanese brand; Bifesta and I can't deny the fact that I'm obsessed especially with the cleansing water to the point I even bought other variants; Bright Up and Enrich as I do want to see the difference.

As with other cleansing waters, you can use this product to remove makeup but when it comes to this one from Bifesta, that's just the first cotton pad. Go ahead and use the second pad for a thorough cleansing and a third pad for toning your skin and you can just get right into your skincare routine or in my case for most nights these days; sleeping masks as I'm just too tired to do full routine.

As I'll be needing lots cotton pads per evening cleansing routine, I figured that I need to pre-soak them so it's easy for me to just take one out from a container and use one right away.




I use the Sebum Cleansing Lotion for this time around, Shiseido Facial Cotton that I bought at Sasa Malaysia here in Imago KK Times Square and a biscuit container with a lid that I found rolling around in the office recently. 


   


I usually just put in around 30 pads at one time i.e. for 8 to 10 days usage. One cotton pad usually need 1 to 2 pumps so I pumped about 25 pumps into the container and indeed all cotton pads are soaked with the lotion and ready to be used. I placed this on my bedside table so it's easy for me to just do the routine while laying on my bed. I know! It's only when I'm really tired. 

So I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~



Roomie Rants | Online Shopping Addict 2.0

Friday, 24 November 2017
In continuation of the previous episode of Roomie Rants, a colleague of mine needed boxes to pack some documents to be delivered to our clients; drawings, reports, some utensils i.e. different size of stuffs and it's definitely not wise to pack them all together in a single big box available as it'll be too heavy to lift.

As the two of us were standing in the middle of the office, my roomie which is also my colleague came to save us damsels in distress.

If you guys need several boxes, I think I saw a 'tower' at the back (our pantry) area.

Hearing that coming out from her, I quickly know exactly what she meant. Few minutes later, she came back with my babies. Well, empty babies. I know I was supposed to throw them out already but I'm such a hoarder and I like building my Tower of Fame. Yep, that's what I called the one at home. 




I literally can't roll my eyes to her any bigger as we were packing the stuffs.

The next day, as we entered our office, we both heard our cleaner was sighing in relief when she found out that she doesn't have to throw out those boxes and my roomie literally can't roll her eyes any bigger. 


Review | THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun Eco Anti-Pollution Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Monday, 13 November 2017
As you're probably expected from my previous post, here I am with another review on this sunscreen product from THE FACE SHOP with anti-pollution function. If you're someone who commute to work by using public transport or you're always working outdoors; exposed with polluted environment under the sun and in need of sunscreen product then this product might worth the try. 




This particular product is a new addition to the brand's sunscreen line; Natural Sun Eco on top of the other sunscreen products that are already available at their stores. Overall, the brand offers you a wide range of products that cater to your skin needs and that doesn't limit to skincare only as their sunscreen products cover your oily, dehydrated or dry skin but this new addition goes extra mile buy protecting you against environmental stressors like fine dust that can penetrate deep into your skin. 

Review | THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun Eco Daily Sun Essence SPF40 PA+++

Wednesday, 8 November 2017
I bet you're thinking that why in the world I'm reviewing a sunscreen in the middle of the wettest month of the year here in Malaysia or you're thinking that we do not need to use sunscreen on these cloudy days or you're just curious that how is it possible for a sunscreen to exist in light consistency? Will it protect my skin well?


There are so much to learn when it comes to sunscreen and I'm pretty sure you guys are having hard time choosing and trying numbers of sunscreens as with skincare products, we always want to find the right ones that work the best with our skin especially in this hot and humid weather all year round. Lots of sunscreens are available in the market that surely can cater to your preferences and for me, for those days when I stay at home all day or cafe hopping during the weekends, I need a simple sunscreen that works great on top of my morning skincare or underneath my daily makeup.

But first, let me talk a little bit about this latest addition to THE FACE SHOP Malaysia sunscreen line; Natural Sun Eco Daily Sun Essence.