Review | TheFaceShop Natural Sun AQ Super White Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Hello, lovelies! I just got back from my design studio (and yes, it's 5 in the morning) and before going to bed, I decided to write a review about a product that I have come to a conclusion that this product goes into my Must-Have list. It's TheFaceShop Natural Sun AQ Super White Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++.


I was discussing with my friends earlier on sun screens that we use everyday and to my surprise, only 2 out of 5 of us use sun screens! Malaysia is a country where it's hot all year around and I think it's very important to use sun screens.

But to be honest, me too, was an ignorant who didn't use any sun screen at all, until one day I went outside my house to play with my baby nephew for a few hours, and next thing I knew, I got a terrible sunburned.

Plus, since I've been using brightening products which are TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal line for about 6 weeks, I'm desperate for protection! If I left my dorm without putting on sunscreen, I feel like my face is burning! According to the beauty assistants at The Body Shop, that's the result of using a brightening or whitening products without using sunscreens. Totally didn't know about that.

Even with my BB Cream that has SPF26 PA+++ or a BB Mousse that has SPF30 PA+++, I still feel the slightly burning feeling on my facial skin so I guess there's only solution to that. That is to get a product with higher SPF i.e. a product like this one.

A quick note, "SPF" stands for “Sun Protection Factor”. The value demonstrates the effectiveness of protection against UV-B, as well as the degree of protection against UV-B when nothing is applied on skin. For example, SPF 25 means that the UV protection product is 25 times more effective on guarding against skin redness (sunburn) from the sun than when nothing is applied on skin.
"PA" stands for “Protection Grade of UV-A”. PA+ signifies the product as having “protection efficacy” with PA ++ and PA+++ indicating strong protection efficacy. In general, the higher the SPF value, the higher the PA value.
In short, UVB causes sunburn and UVA causes long term skin damage. Source

Review | TheFaceShop Face It Aura Color Control Cream

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hello, beautiful people! How’s your week so far? For me, I’m really busy with drawing lessons though I’m taking a break from drawing 10-sketches-per-week session right now. So today I’m gonna write up a review on a single product that most beauty bloggers that I’m following are raving about which is TheFaceShop Face It Aura Color Control Cream.

I believe most of you either already jumped into the CC cream bandwagon or know all about it but haven’t tried it yet but as for me, CC cream is already exist by the time I learned about Korean beauty products. The first 2 weeks of my research is all about minimising my pores but after that I’m all about brightening products. Hence, this particular CC cream.

Product Description:

   

The front and the back of the box. 

Review | TheFaceShop Fruits Bowl Hand Cream in Lemon

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Hello! I'm back with another review! This time I'll be reviewing about this cute hand cream from TheFaceShop. I bet most of you guys carry hand cream in your hand bags, school bags, college bags, even portfolio bags, nah, just kidding! But for me, I love buying body lotion samples at the drugstore counters and use them as my hand lotions. I love miniatures of The Body Shop body butter too!


Anyway, as I was doing my surveys on the best Korean beauty products at the beauty stores in my hometown, of course I did some shopping and got myself lots of samples. It was late August and TheFaceShop was having Merdeka Sale (In conjunction with our 56th Independence Day) so I got this cute hand cream as a freebie.

Before I thought freebies are like those things that the store can't sell, or products that come in mini version, those that you'll get if you buy a full-size version of it. Like my Nina Ricci Paradis perfume. But I never experience where I bought some products and get a freebie that actually can be bought separately. Well, now that I remember it, The Body Shop done that before where I got miniatures of body shower gels but see? Miniatures. This one comes in full size. Isn't TheFaceShop is great at things like this? You guys saw my October haul, right? Look at those freebies!

Anyway, let's get back to the aforementioned product.


Product Description:
Soften rough hands with Honey Concentrate!
Indulge your hands with sweet and fresh scent of lemon as pure Lemon Extract works with Honey Concentrate and Botanical Oil Complex to rejuvenate and soften the hands.

Beauty Talk | Korean Beauty Secrets

Monday, 28 October 2013

As we all know, Korean women and men (no surprise!) are so conscious about their skin condition and hence spend a great deal of time and of course money to get the flawless skin that we all want.

Warning! Medium Song Hye Kyo photos. :D

Ain't that the ultimate praise of them all? Oh! Jo In Sung..~melting~
My favourite Korean actress, Song Hye Kyo is one of those who have admirable skin. I watched all her dramas ever since Autumn in My Heart back in 2002. I was only 12 and even until today, I’m still in love with her acting.

Then, in 2006, I started to join my friends in K-Pop fandom and discovered K-Pop boy bands like Big Bang, DBSK, Super Junior, and SS501. Then, I came to admire Kim Hyun Joong as singers and now actors. Now, you guys know why I’m into TheFaceShop products so much, huh?

Anyway, I just read an article on Korean Beauty Secrets today and would love to share my opinion about it with you guys.

Review | Etude House Moistfull Flower Cream

Friday, 25 October 2013

Finally after a long week, it's Friday and people! I need a break! Hence, here I am writing another review on a product that to be honest I rarely use cause as this is a moisturising cream, a super at that, I only use it at night, after having a long day at lecture halls i.e. Wednesday. The air-condition is just harsh to my skin, really!


Etude House Moistfull Flower Cream. This is one of the products from the Etude House Moistfull skin care collection that's formulated with Baobab tree extract to soothe dry skin (like all other cream from the collection) but this one is especially formulated with Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Floral Complex that's supposedly soothe even a drier skin.

Product Description:

Moistfull Flower is formulated with Baobab Tree Extract to relieve and replenish dry skin with abundant moisture and a Cherry Blossom Floral Complex to nourish, soothe, and protect the face.

Capacity: 50ml

How to use:
Apply cream to all areas of the face and neck as the final step in skin care. 

Beauty Haul | The Body Shop Malaysia

Thursday, 24 October 2013

As I have been busy with design projects and other assignments therefore I'm so grateful that I can  shop online plus the local shipping is quite affordable. But let me be honest with you, only half of the stuffs shown here were purchased online while the other half were purchased in-store as I just happened to pass by one while picking up some groceries for the weekend at studio. 


So I placed my order on Monday morning and everything arrived just now! Well, it was supposed to be Next-Day Delivery but they do stated in their official website that it's gonna be a bit late as they're having a lot of orders during sale but 3 days is still super awesome! 

Love the greetings and only then I noticed their Facebook and Twitter page. 
They put in shredded papers to secure my orders, nice! 
I didn't buy so much online as I actually have re-stocked my essentials from the brand last August so I just grabbed some travel-sized items as I kind of living in the studio these days.


Now, let's get right into it. 

Tried | Etude House I'm Blooming Brightening Wash-Off Gel

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hello, lovelies! It's 3 in the morning and I just finished sorting like 2/3 of paper works in my dad's office so I'm gonna write a review before hitting the sack tonight, err..this morning. Okay, now I'm confused. O.o Anyway, as I received a lot of samples from Etude House beauty stores, this is one of them. In fact, I got like 10 of them. LOL That's what you get if you go to 4-5 different stores. :)


I heard this line was released last Spring and it was a hit among my younger cousins who love the fact that this line is 7-Free product (Paraben, Mineral Oil, Artificial Colour, Talc, Sulfate activator, Benzophenone, and Formaldehyde) What? Formaldehyde? I thought it's only used in keeping specimens fresh in labs? You know, dead bodies? 

Review | Etude House I Need You, Pearl Extract! Sheet Mask

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Today I'll be reviewing the first Sheet Mask I tried from Etude House which is I Need You, Pearl Extract Mask Sheet. I tried it I think early this year and I just fell in love with it.

Etude House I Need You, Pearl Extract! Sheet Mask 


Pearl Extract 1000mg
Bright skin and Shiny. 

This mask contains minerals and amino acids and essence containing collagen composition that calm the skin and remain elastic while the mask comfortably rest your skin bright and light.

Review | The Body Shop White Musk Fragrances

Friday, 18 October 2013

Here I am at the airport after spending 4 crazy days at home, catching up with my family and friends. God, I miss them already. Anyway, I would like to share with you guys about one thing (well, among many things) that me and mom have in common. Yes, it's The Body Shop White Musk fragrances. 


We both love all kinds of perfume and while we both ventured into so many other perfumes, we always come back to this collection. Restocked again and again. I'm always a big fan of Nina Ricci but I only wear those on special occasion. But for everyday at my university, this is my go-to fragrances.


Launched in 1981, White Musk® is a world first and a landmark for the fragrance industry – the first cruelty-free musk fragrance to arrive on the market. The fragrance pioneered the use of synthetic musk in replacement of real musk which is extracted from the civet deer using cruel and painful methods. The Body Shop has given their best selling fragrance a sensational, uber-stylish makeover.


I think I saw the above poster somewhere last year. Feminine and sensual. Just love it. Let's start with the first product I'm hooked onto, which is it's basic White Musk® Eau de Toilette.



A groundbreaking cruelty-free product. Our original, iconic White Musk® was one of the first ever fragrances to use man-made musk rather than musk taken from deer. Notes of velvety musk, floral lily and sensual ylang ylang with hints of fresh galbanum and basil - combined to create the sensual top notes, provide the initial scent of the fragrance and awaken and stimulate the senses. Notes of velvety musk, oriental jasmine, floral lily and rose - combine to create the feminine heart notes and are the dominant notes of the fragrance. 100% Vegetarian and Choose Cruelty-Free Beauty.

Above is taken from the official website and from my point of view, I totally agreed. Jasmine, Lily and Rose. Three of my favourite flowers. In one bottle of my favourite perfume. Perfecto! As this one lasts for about 4 to 6 hours so if I have classes all day, I'll opt for the White Musk® Perfume Oil instead. 


This one is the iconic White Musk® fragrance in concentrated perfume oil. It lasts for about 8 hours and I usually put this on my wrist and behind my ears. Oh, one of the reason why I love this perfume oil above all others, it contains no alcohol. 

Ever since I'm into skin care products, I started to layer my fragrances as well. So usually after shower, I will use my White Musk® Smooth Satin Body Lotion. 


   

After finishing my The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion, I bought this one in 250ml  but this also comes in 400ml. Of course, 400ml is too big for me to travel back and forth with from home to university. So 250ml is more than sufficient. Oh, actually it also comes in travel sizes of 60ml. Love those miniatures!

I love this body lotion so much cause it moisturizes my skin leaving it smooth and soft. The scent stays for about 2 to 4 hours without layering with perfumes. The texture is also great as it is non-sticky and but it usually took about 10 to 15 minutes for it to be absorbed into my skin. 


Another addition to my body lotion is the White Musk® Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme. Again, I have finished the big 200ml tub, so I bought this travel friendly 50ml small tub and instead of using it for my whole body, I just use this targeting areas like my elbows, ankles, knees and hands.

   

It has a slightly thicker consistency than the lotion which I actually love. Having the same scent, but buttery. Well, it contains Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana. This gives me 24 hours hydration, and as it hydrates my skin, it leaves my skin soft and smooth. A total go-to hydrating body cream. 

On those nights when I have to attend short tutorials and discussion with studio mates, I'll go for my White Musk® Fragrance Mist.


   

On it's own, it can lasts for about 2 to 3 hours. So, if I need to refresh myself instantly I'll just spray this on. It has watery light consistency. 

So, that's my White Musk® Fragrance collections. Like I said, I have so many other perfumes but I always come back to this one. Simply wonderful. 


Have you guys tried any of these fragrances before? What is your favourite perfume of all time? Do share your experience with me cause I would love to experiment with new perfumes like ALL the time. 

Until next post, annyeong~

Review | Etude House I Need You, Honey Wash-Off Mask in Red Ginseng

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

To continue the previous post where I was experimented with a friend where we were trying out the sister product (read all about it here), today I'll be reviewing the Red Ginseng


Review | Etude House I Need You, Honey Wash-Off Mask in Ginseng

Monday, 14 October 2013

Hello, beautiful people people! It's Monday but it's holiday! Well, actually I'm waiting for my flight bound to Kota Kinabalu in approximately 2 more hours. Yep, I was so excited this morning I arrived at the airport 4 hours before my flight. LOL Anyway, today I would love to do a review on a wash-off mask that I tried on my friend last night, after a long hours in the hall, attending our driving license compulsory 5 hours lecture, and it's I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask from Etude House.


This wash-off mask supplies the nourishment of Eastern medicinal herbs for skin tightening, antioxidant care and honey to soften, nourish and replenish skin.

Review | Etude House Belle Dress Body Set Lovely Look

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Today I'll be reviewing this Belle Dress Body Set in Lovely Look by Etude House.


Let's wear what we feel like to wear! Dress up!

Product Description:
It has the flower perfume complex that builds up lovely feeling as if wearing a chiffon dress freshly out of the dress room with the body perfume that sustain its scent all day long.
The set contains moisturising ingredients. 



The set comes with 300ml Body Wash and 300ml Body Lotion, plus with the extra little freebies that come in these cute packaging. Actually, above is somewhat stated on the box. It was in totally broken English. So I tried to improvise a little bit though I failed. haha

Review | Etude House Happy Fresh Foam in Witch Hazel

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Today I'm gonna review one of the foam cleanser I have that I use almost everyday in the afternoon, especially on those days I feel the need to freshen up or desperately need to let my skin to breath. 

Basically, Etude House released 2 types of foam for this cleansing line, Happy Essential Foam and Happy Fresh Foam. 


Image from KpopTown. Do check them out to get the latest pricing on this product!
Happy Essential Foams as are formulated with 40% moisturizers, they foams luxuriously into a very creamy and fluffy foams. Most recommended for those who have dry and dry-normal skin. There are 3 choices, which are:
  • Vitamin C that promotes skin brightening. 
  • Collagen that promotes skin resilience (firmness)
  • Hyaluronic Acid that promotes skin hydration 
Happy Fresh Foams are formulated with 10% sebum absorbers and 20% moisturizers, and these foams can give you refreshing feeling, as they remove impurities and unclog your pores. Recommended for those with oily an oily-normal skin. There are 2 choices which are:
  • Witch Hazel that promotes skin refinement 
  • White Clay that can help to eliminate excess sebum (oil) and reduce shine. 
Since I have normal to oily skin, I opted for Happy Fresh Foams and for today, I'll be reviewing the one in Witch Hazel

  

My Tumblr Blog

Friday, 11 October 2013

Okay, so my blog is a place where I'm going to post my reviews, beauty tips that I got from other beauty bloggers, etc. but my tumblr blog is a place where I'll be posting things I want to check out, much more like a vision board. I'm treating it like my Pinterest but with more contents. Reblogging is so much fun. Especially for future references.

Anyway, do drop by and say hello. If you have Tumblr as am I, do follow me cause I would love to follow you back.

... if your Tumblr blog is appropriate (no explicit contents) and related to beauty world.

Check it out!



Until next post, annyeong~

Review | TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Massage Cream

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Like I have mentioned in my previous post before, I use Massage Cream thrice a week and so far, one month into Korean beauty regimen, I massage my face at least twice a week. I'm crazy busy so there are nights when I just did double cleansing and put on sleeping mask.

I got this Rice Water Bright Massage Cream for free cause I spend over RM300 in a single transaction at TheFaceShop beauty store in KL Festival City Mall, KL. The beauty assistants there are the best I ever experience with so far. Friendly, very informative and I gotta say, they love their job. Totally reflecting TheFaceShop natural beauty image.



Moving on to the Product Description

Rice water is the white water that comes out when washing rice and was popularly used by the women living in the court in the Joseon Dynasty. 
Rich in vitamin B and minerals and has excellent moisture absorbing and brightening effects making skin more dewy and luminous.
Rice Water Massage Cream uses Yeoju rice that is a certified organic rice that has not used chemical fertilizer for more than 3 years 
Contains adenosine for improving fine lines

Review | TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Cleansing Foam

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Today, I'm going to write about my evening cleanser which is TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Cleansing Foam. This review is a little bit similar to my morning cleanser, but there's something different about this one, of course.


I've been using this cleanser a little bit more than 4 weeks and I was actually using it in the morning then it just hit me. I don't need a scrub-like foam cleanser after waking up, right? So I went to TheFaceShop beauty store in Berjaya Times Square, KL and got the other cleanser and use this in the evening instead.

Review | TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Cream

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Hello, beautiful people! So I made it through with my first review on TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam yesterday so today I want to continue with another review of a product from the same line which is its Cleansing Cream.

Honestly, the first time I saw cleansing cream was when it's used is in Cinderella's Step Sister, starring Moon Geun Young where her mother in that drama, just came back from meeting another guy and while sitting in front of her big mirror, Moon Geun Young's character's step father came while she was putting on the cream on her face and quickly wipe it away with tissue. I gotta admit, to me, that short scene really had became a brain teaser as to "why would she wipe away a moisturiser?". I was totally clueless about beauty products back then.  

Let's get back the product. 


To those who're familiar with Cleansing Creams, maybe this product might be just another product to you. To me, who discovered about this amazing product about a month ago still in shock every time I looked at the tissue after wiping away all the dirt off my face. 

Basically, I don't wear eye-shadow or lipstick i.e. point makeup as I only use sunscreen, CC cream or BB cream and loose powder so I guess I won't be needing Lip and Eye Remover, right? 

Actually, for someone who has normal-oily skin like me, I should go for Cleansing Milk from the same line but it was out of stock at that time so I'll try it next time.

Review | TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

Monday, 7 October 2013

Hello, beautiful people! Finally, I have come up with my first review and the first product that I want to talk about with you guys is my the best cleanser I ever tried in my life, which is the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam from TheFaceShop.


As I have decided to go for brightening products, I have tried many samples and finally landed on this one. It's been more than 4 weeks since I'm using this cleansing foam and I'm super in love with it. But first, let's get into a little bit details on this product.