November Haul

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Hello, beautiful people! How's your weekend so far? Hope you guys are having fun!! As for me, I have big presentation on Monday so today I guess it's just gonna be a quick post. 

Unlike the previous hauls, this post's title is 'November Haul' because unlike previous hauls, this one include some makeup items that I bought throughout this month. 

When I see other beauty bloggers hauls, I noticed that most of them posts about their month's haul on what they had bought at the beginning of the month. But for me, like today, I'll be posting on stuffs that I bought throughout this month of November, so when I decided to do reviews on them, it means I have been using them for a quite period period of time, unless it's stated that that particular post is first impression post. 

As for this month, I didn't buy so much on skincare cause I still have a lot from previous hauls. 

Now, let's get on with it, shall we?

First, after falling in love with a product from Skin Food which is their Rice Wash-Off Mask, I decided to get some more. 


Skin Food Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask. Review!
Skin Food Black Sugar kit:
          Skin Food Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Miniature + Cotton pads and Samples.
          Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub Foam. Review!

Skin Food Facial Care Kit:
          Skin Food Carrot Cleansing Foam 50ml. Review!
          Skin Food Facial Water Vita-C (Mist) 50ml. Review!
          Skin Food Head Band
          Skin Food Cotton Pads. 

These kits are so making my life easier especially when I need to refresh myself on those days when I couldn't get back to my room in the evening and had to stay in the studio until late nights.

Next is from Etude House! Didn't buy much as I'm trying to stick with the budget for this month! :)


Finally I got myself a BB cream! I decided to get this Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in Sand Beige (Review!) as I tried both the samples from Etude House and TheFaceShop Power Perfection BB Cream, but decided to get this one instead as Etude House was having Buy 1 Free 1 promotion! But I'll definitely going to get TFS one later. 


Aren't these cute! I tried the I Need You, Honey and Yogurt Wash-Off Packs before and love those so I hope the It's Real Mini Pack in Carrot (Review!and Chestnut Shell (Review!is going to be great, too!

Alright, next is TheFaceShop! 


I seriously need a compact powder that help me in controlling my oil on my T-zone so hopefully these two are going to help me! Face It Oil Cut Pore Powder Pact SPF25 PA++ (Review!and Face It Oil Cut Pore Balm (Review!). I never tried a pore balm before so I'm looking forward to see how this works! Tired of using blotting paper already~ Sigh 


Face It Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner. I'm definitely not pleased with my Maybelline eyeliner so and when I got this and saw how really easy to apply this on my eyes, I'm in love. Plus, it's really easy to remove, too!

Make Me Star Waterproof Gel Liner in Sky Fever, Disco Purple (which I already share with you guys in my previous post here) and a new addition that I just got yesterday, Choco Latte. Waterproof, smudge proof, just love it!

I also went to Nature Republic for the first time and got myself membership and some mask sheets. Don't want to splurge so early on this brand. Let's see how these works first, okay! 

Nature Republic Given By Nature Kelp, Black Bean, Mung Bean and Rice Mask Sheets. 

Last but not least, some of you might notice that I'm kinda big fan of Maybelline products so yeah, for this month, I got these two. I mentioned in my "Make Up Routine" post about the below Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse line that recently hit Malaysian drugstores which also available in liquid foundation and I got mine in Natural Beige. About a week ago, I finally got my first lipstick ever! It's Maybelline WaterShine Pure Dream Collection in B24. So far I have only been using either lip balm or lip gloss so yeah, this lipstick is a first. :)


So that's all for this month's haul and I have to apologize if I'll be updating slowly (for this month I did managed to do one post per day, yay!) as I'll be having major project presentation next week and port folio day on the next week and then within 2 weeks, final examinations. Typical university life. 

But I will try my best to update, yeah? #MaskSheetMarathon is still on by the way. :D

Since this is the last day of November, let's all geared up for the last month of this year, keep doing our best in every thing that we do and let's all strive for the goals that we all set early this year cause next month is going to be the last chance to fulfill everything on that 2013 must-do list. 

Until next post, au revoir!


Review: Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet

Friday, 29 November 2013

Hello, beautiful people! Finally the uni is over the week! T.G.I.F! T.G.I.F! :D Excited for the weekend aren't we??? :D Here in Malaysia, the Year End Sale has already started and everywhere in every corner of shopping mall is offering either Y.E.S sale or Christmas Promotions. So, Dear Girls, Shop Wisely! pun intended! 

Anyway, like I told you guys in the previous post (to those who haven't read it check it out here), me and my friends are doing the #masksheetmarathon so in continuation to that, today I'll be reviewing the second mask that I tried for the first time from this line, which is:

Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet



Pomegranate Extract 1,000mg
Skin Elasticity and Provide Nutrition

Its high concentrated nutritive composition sooth into your skin deeply, making your skin elastic (firm) and smooth.

Beauty Award: The Liebster Award

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hello, beautiful people! Happy Thursday! It's almost the end of the week so I guess everyone's are excited to shop this weekend, right? Watch out for interesting promotions and shop wisely! :D

Yeah, I guess after reading the above title, it's no surprise right? Thanks to my dearest fellow beauty blogger, a friend, Joyce or her Google+ account name +Shen Ee , she nominated me the Liebster Award. Thanks so much for this, darls! I guess it's really nice to have something like this as a platform to get to know other beauty bloggers more and even discovered new ones! 

Girls, do check out Joyce's beauty blog IntoFace and have fun while you're at it. I always enjoy reading reviews and picking up simple tips to follow from her. Plus, her blog just got re-vamped and I'm totally in love with the new layout. :D


Simple rules!
The Liebster Award is for those who have less than 200 followers on Bloglovin , this is a great opportunity for small and new blogs to find new readers and connect with everyone in the blogging community!

If I have nominated you, all you have to do is to accept the award, give me a follow-back via Bloglovin and Google Friend Connect (also Google+, Twitter @mieletvanille and Instagram @lemieletlavanille, do add me while you're at it) then answer a few questions!

When you nominate other bloggers, please make sure that you are following them and send them a message letting them know that you have done so.

The number of bloggers they're suggesting is 11.

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First of all, let me share the answers to Joyce's questions! 

  1. What is your favorite cosmetic brand? 
    Ooh, hot question! It's not easy to choose one, I tell you! As for cosmetics, if I really need to choose, then it would be Mary Kay. Love their eye shadows! The right pigmentation, last long, and I love how they come on it's own so I can arrange them prettily inside my case.

    As for skincare brand, I guess it's obvious. For the past 3 months, it's always have been THEFACESHOP. Hopefully I'll discover better product after this!
  2. If you could only bring one item with you to wherever you go, what would you bring? 
    One item? if we're still talking about cosmetics, it would be my compact powder. 
    If we're talking about skincare, it would be my Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Cleansing Foam. Period.

    But if we're talking about in general, that would be my smartphone. Everything about me is in there. I guess the charger is included as one with my smartphone so yeah. Smartphone it is. :D
  3. How much do you spend on your cosmetic per month? 
    Well, I think most girls do this (or maybe I'm just nerdy LOL) but I keep my beauty product expenses on track, from Budget App in my iPhone to Excel spreadsheets. So, the average sum of money I spent on cosmetic products is roughly RM900 (USD300). But to my estimation, I'm still good for the next few months even without buying anything. Maybe it'll be lesser for the upcoming months. So yeah.
  4. When do you start using skincare? 
    The last week of August this year, but I was just trying out samples. As for my current skincare products, I started on 17th of September this year. Totally did marked that date down in my Molang diary. :D
  5. What is the most expensive cosmetic that you've used before? 
    The most expensive cosmetic I have used before? I have to say Mary Kay skincare line for normal-oily skin. Spent roughly about RM600 for few items. But I didn't see any remarkable result so after I went through the frustration, I switched to Garnier for the next 6 months before I changed to K-beauty skincare products and since then, I never look back!
  6. Which country do you wish to travel most? 
    Japan.
  7. What do you do with your cosmetics if it's not suitable for you? 
    I never experienced this. Or maybe I did but I can't recall but I guess I'm lucky cause since I started using South Korean beauty products, all products that I have so far are working great with my skin. But as for the wrongly given samples by BAs to me, I'll use them to test new products I got for review purposes. Like doing reviews on cleansing products.
  8. What is your most favorite gift/present you've received before? 
    I honestly consider all great things in my life as gifts from God and for things like gadgets and whatnot, being given those things by my parents are something I couldn't describe of how grateful I am for that matter, but one thing that I consider as one of the best gift I have received is the amount of support shown by my followers, readers, and I sincerely hope we can prolong this I called as friendship.
    Beauty is subjective and I really hope we all can be beautiful in a way that satisfy our desires, exude the inner beauty within us, and appreciate the knowledge shared among us. 
     
  9. What's your wishlist for Christmas? 
    I don't celebrate Christmas but it's in my tradition that we celebrate new year (non-religion celebration), by just gathering with friends and family with good food and  talk about how was it in the previous year, sharing our new year resolutions, plans and whatnot.
    But as for New Year Skincare Wishlist, click here.
    As for non-skincare 2014 Wishlist, 10 top things! here it goes! 
    • New MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display
    • iPhone 5S 
    • iPad 3 with Retina Display
    • Instax Mini 8
    • Swatch Originals Chrono Plastic: Twice Again White
    • Trip abroad during summer break. Japan or visiting relatives in South Korea. 
    • Visit my best friend in Singapore.
    • To actually finish my driving lessons. I've been procrastinating due to busy schedule. 
    • Read Memoirs of Geisha again. 
    • Host my first giveaway for my lovelies followers and readers.

  10. If there's a product on your wishlist, and after reading many negative reviews, would you still purchase it? 
    Hmm, then I have to wonder how that product got into my wishlist in the first place. Whenever I want to buy beauty product, I usually will digest at least 10 reviews (for products above RM100) but I believe samples play vital roles in this matter. I would get samples first but if that's not possible, I guess I have to discard it from my wishlist then.
  11. If you could only choose one: make up or skincare?
    Easy question. Skincare. :D Why makeup comes in second cause I believe makeups are meant to enhance your looks, accentuate your facial features but then skincare offers you something that benefit your skin from the deepest layer of it. With good skincare routine, I believe at some point I probably will be needing only lipsticks or lip balms. 

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My nominations are: 



  1. When do you start using skincare? 
  2. What is your favorite skincare brand? Why? 
  3. What is the most expensive skincare product that you've used before? How was it? 
  4. The most regrettable skincare product you ever bought? Why?
  5. Your opinions on makeup? 
  6. What is your favourite makeup brand? Share your must-haves from this brand.
  7. Foundation or BB Cream? Share me your must-haves with us.
  8. Your most favourite makeup palettes and brush sets?
  9. Which celebrity looks inspired you the most?
  10. What's your all-time favourite show/series? Why?
  11. Top 3 places you want to go. Share with us why.

There you have it people! 

Have fun tagging your fellow beauty bloggers! Remember the rules! Do drop me links to your posts cause I would love to read them. It's always interesting to know more about you guys! 

xx, Mira


New Year Wish List!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

For you guys who're celebrating Christmas this year, I bet all of you are busy picking up gifts for your friends and family members.

I went to Suria KLCC yesterday, to do a little window shopping (but I did ended up bought some stuffs) to see things (mainly skincare products) that I want to get for myself for New Year.

So, what do I want for year 2014? Included here are advertorials for the current promotions from the respective companies in Malaysia. hehe Easier for you guys to plan your shopping!

On top of my list right now:



Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. RM109.90

Launched in South Korea in March and Malaysia in September this year. I tried the samples before and fell in love with it instantly. Too bad I discovered this after I bought my skincare products from TheFaceShop. Not saying TFS are not good but yeah, I would love to have this to replace the toner and serum. Yep, this is 2 in one product! 

Current promotions: Christmas Sets. Note the bottom right poster. 



Next would be Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion in Sand Beige or Brown Beige. RM145


As you can see here, it's the Christmas Set but unfortunately this only comes in Natural Beige shade. Sigh~
I contacted Laneige Malaysia and inquire about this and they said it's because it's the most common shade among Malaysian women. To be perfect honest, I have 2 things to say on how I perceived this statement. 

One, It's like saying most Malaysian women are fair-skinned like Caucasian.
and two, people with darker shade don't deserve a Christmas or New Year gifts. 

I was totally pissed off when I went to Laneige in Isetan Suria KLCC yesterday only to find the frustating details about the promotion. 

yeah, I get it. Malays don't celebrate Christmas. We're Muslim. but we do want to shop, right? It's like making me feels like you're saying, "Oh, poor you. You're dark-skinned. We don't have anything for you to buy." BS to that. 

.. and here I thought a company as established as Laneige would offer a wider and greater choice. 
But no. 

So yeah, I guess I'm gonna get this (if I'm still in the mood to buy) probably in February next year. 

Current promotions: Holiday Winterland Collection 2013 click here for more details.



Next is TheFaceShop 10th Anniversary Set. RM190 for member



I love travel sizes and all the items included in this set are my favourites except the Chia Seed one cause that one is meant for normal to dry skin. I would prefer the Oil-free version. 

Current promotions: 26th to 30th November 2013



From my favourite Etude House, what I want is based on the current promotion:  Sweet Christmas 2013, 



Look at those Gift With Purchase!!!

I guess I wanna go for Wonder Pore Set and the Hand Bouquet Set

oh, if you guys are wondering about the current Sweeties Club November Promotions click here for more.

As for Nature Republic:


Super Origin Cushion Complete Control SPF50+ PA+++. I'm going to get this as soon as my TFS Aura Color Control Cream is finished. :D

I tried this at the beauty store the other day and just love it! 


Current Promotions: Year-End-Sale 2013


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So yeah, that's all for now. I'm pretty sure I'll be adding stuffs later on. hehe 

What about you guys? 

Have you guys prepared your list? Do share! :D

xx, Mira

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 Launching!

Hello, beautiful people! Happy Wednesday!!!

So while I was doing my New Year window shopping yesterday, Etude House has officially launched this new amazing line in continuation to the previous year Princess Etoinette, please welcome 







Finally after few days anticipating this new line, we get to see the full advert photos!! ^__^ 
Though I'm not in South Korea right now, so I guess I'll just share with you guys the photos that I got from the Facebook page. Just to motivate you girls (and me) to save money and get this when it's finally arrives in our country sometime early next year, okay!

First of all the Princess Etoinette Eau de Toilette 30ml




I guess this item is star product of this new line as it's being the first one being advertised. I think I'm going to love the scent cause I love anything with sandalwood and musk as perfume base. 
In the Etude House Official website they're selling this at 20,000KRW but a great deal cause it comes with the Mirror! 

Price: 20,000KRW

Next is Princess Etoinette 2 All Over Color 2g

I guess this can be a new addition to the three musketeers of  Heart Blusher,  Highlighter and Crystal Powder. hehehehe just kidding. :D


It's All OVer powder so I guess this can be used on our cheeks, eyes, upper lips even neck and shoulder bones if you go strapless. :D

Price: 25,000KRW

Next is the Princess Etoinette 2 Crystal Shine Lips 3.4g.





Oh, I love these colours. Again, I would love to get the  PBE102 Moon Flower Under the Stars.


PBE102 Moon Flower Under the Stars.

PRD302 A Sip of Bordeaux Wine

PPK 005 Versailles Noble Peony

All three of these come in the above packaging. ~swoon~

Prince: 13,000KRW

Next is the Princess Etoinette 2 Perfumed Hair Mist 120ml


Get that princessy hair style and spray with this. :D

Price: 8,000KRW

Now let's go to the Princess Blooming Perfumed Hands 70ml



Still amazed with the packaging~ :D

Price: 8,000KRW

Like I mentioned above, there's Princess Etoinette 2 Mirror about 8cm in diameter. 





Looks so elegant and not to mention prettyy!!!. Makes you wanna pop this out like every 5 minutes!! 

Price: 5,000KRW

Last but not least the Princess Etoinette 2 Moon Flower Perfumed Candle


  Imagine lighting this up while relaxing in your hot tub, the scent, the ambiance, ah~ a princess needs to release all the stress from a hard day at work or school with a good hot bath!
Price: 11,000KRW

Need help to imagine?


All photos credit to Etude House South Korea Facebook page. :D

Okay, that's the whole collection of Princess Etoinette Season 2 so I guess for Malaysian Etoinettes, we have to wait at least till January or February before we can get this. Or can get them online. :) I'm definitely not in a rush (plus my December allowance are allocated for Christmas Sets) so yeah, next year. :D
What you guys think? Is it amazing on its own? Is it comparable to the last year's? 
Does any of the product reminds you any other similar products?

Are you guys gonna get the whole line or the ones that most appealing to you? For me the Hand Cream is a must. hehe Love hand creams that's why. 

Tell me what you guys think and feel free to share if you're already in South Korea right now, experiencing these items first hands. :D

xx, Mira