April Haul

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Hello, lovelies! April passes by so fast! I didn't even realize it's May tomorrow! 

As it's the end of the month, it's time to post the haul of the month! hehe Ah~ it seems that I've been shopping a lot since the earlier of this year but what to do? As I love trying new products! hikhik does that reason justifies the act? but this time it's not really that much compared to last month's. haha trying hard not feel guilty. LOL

Anyway, first, let's go to Nature Republic!


As last month's haul was focusing on skincare items, this month's haul is more on the cleansing products and wash-off masks. I decided to get these two Garden Recipe Strawberry Cleansing Foam for brightening, Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Cleansing Foam and Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Cleansing Water for deep cleansing purposes. 


To go with the cleansing products, I also grabbed Garden Recipe Strawberry Wash-Off Pack and Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Wash-Off Pack. 


As these two were at marked down prices, I grabbed these Polynesia Lagoon Water Fresh Aqua Wet Tissues. It's always great to have this in hand especially while travelling. 

Next, let's go to Etude House!


As I mentioned in last month Etude House Malaysia promotion, I went and bought these Every Month Cleansing Foam in February (Pomegranate & Berry) for Firming, June (Tea Tree) for Trouble Care,
and August (Blueberry) for Revitalizing. I also grabbed the Every Month Cleansing Cream for Moisture and Revitalizing. 


It's been about half a year since these mask sheets were launched and only now I decided to try them as I have so many mask sheets already. Looking forward to try these I Need You, Mask Sheet! in Elder Flower, Mango, Unpolished Rice, White Pearl and Yoghurt Strawberry. 

Last but not least, let's go to Skinfood!


As you guys may already know, this Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Gold Edition has arrived in Malaysia. But this set actually were sent to my by my cousin who're studying in Seoul right now. 


She also sent me this Black Sugar 10th Anniversary Gold Special Edition Wash-off Mask. I bet this is going to be announced soon in the Skinfood Malaysia Facebook. 

So that's it for this month's haul! As I'm going to finish my current cleansers soon, I think I can start using these probably within 2 weeks. Yay!

If there's anything you want me to review first, do tell by dropping comments below. 

I'll see you guys next post! 

Love, Mira


Sample Review | Etude House Lip & Eye Remover

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! How was your weekend? Ah~ For me it feels like I just had Friday and suddenly it's Tuesday! Ugh! It's been crazy these days but yeah. That's uni life. 

Anyway, I have a quick review to share with you guys today, as I only started using it for about a week as I've been using waterproof eyeliners recently, this is the Lip & Eye Remover from Etude House.


Honestly, when I saw the name I was laughing so hard as why would you want to remove your eyes and lips? Then I realised it means eye and lip makeup remover. Silly me. 

Review: Etude House Moonlight in Spoon: Blending Sleeping Cream in Royal Jelly

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! How are you? I'm sorry for not being able to update so much these days as I've been busy with assignments. 

Anyway today is just gonna be a quick review on this product that I tried I think I last week as I've been lack of sleep so extra care during night time is something that I've been giving attention to. 


Moonlight in Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream in Royal Jelly. Whao~ still the most mouthful product's name ever!

Packaging: 

'Firm and Moist' just scream to me like "Mira! Come to mama!" hahaha lame~


Overall, the packaging is the same as others from the same line like Rose Hip that I previously reviewed. Yellow is definitely royal jelly. hehe


Product description:
This is a Blending Sleeping Cream containing Royal Jelly extract, Lavender Flower Leaf and Stem Extract, Chamomile and Mint. 
Blend together Sleeping Cream's golden herb water-gel and richly nourishing cream contents to deeply moistuirise and firm skin overnight for a bright moonlight-like complexion. 


Be sure to check the manufacturing date on the packaging. :)


Royal Jelly!
Royal jelly contains amino acids which is also a basic ingredient in collagen, which is essential in maintaining the skin's firmness by supporting the skin's connective tissue. Because of its ability to aid in supporting this tissue, royal jelly often helps to reverse the effects of aging in the skin by eliminating brown spots, also known as "age spots," as well as wrinkles.

   

Before and after blending. 

How to use:
Squeeze paper cover to slightly open up and remove enclosed spoon.
Remove sealing cover slowly starting from the end of spoon handle
Break off the spoon from pack container and evenly blend together golden herb water-gel and cream with spoon's smaller end.
Pick up blended Sleeping Cream with hands and apply evenly a certain amount onto face.
Wear overnight and rinse off with lukewarm water the next morning.

Texture and Scent:
As expected, the texture is the same as Rose Hip, as it's quite thick and creamy. The product doesn't absorbed into my skin quickly as I have to wait like half an hour before I can go to sleep. 
The scent though is quite pleasing. Really nice and soothing. 

Final verdict: 4.5/5. I love this variant as well as I remember waking up with firm and smooth skin the next morning. 

Why not full score? Because it's quite pricey. RM9.90 per item is expensive if you ask me. Which is why I guess I'm going to opt for the one in jar instead of this. But of course, it's always fun to try new products for one time or for travel.

Will I repurchase? Of course. If there's sale in local Etude House store here in Malaysia like Buy 1 Free 1 or something. hehe

I think that's all for this review. Do share if you guys tried this variant, okay! I do want to know your favourite sleeping mask as well. 

I'll see you guys next post, au revoir!

Review: Nature Republic UV Lock Flower Waterproof Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Annyeonghaseyo, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? Ah~ for me it's all about relaxing and of course, making some amendments for my design and of course studying for exam next week.

Anyway, today I'm going to review a product from Nature Republic, UV Lock Flower Waterproof Sun Cream with SPF50% PA+++. 

Sun care is the most important thing after skin care products. It's important to protect your skin no matter where you go during the day time. Even if it's cloudy or you're just sitting in your room with bright sun rays coming in through the windows. 

Review: Etude House Magic Bubble O2 Water Peeling Pack

Friday, 18 April 2014

Annyeong! How's your week so far? I've been busy as always but I just finished up my design drawings so I guess I can do a review of a product that I got last January



I think I remember seeing Dara's face on a poster of this product. If so, it's released somewhere in 2011-2012. 


Papaya Extract: water, rich in Vitamin A and C, exfoliating dead skin cells
Oxygen: skin cleansing, making the skin clearer. 

Packaging:

As you can see, the product comes in this soft purple bottle with similar packaging as its sister product that I reviewed here


Simple and cute. :)


No worries as there's Product Description on the lower part of the bottle. 

Formulated with AHA and O2 water, this 2-in-1 brightening mask pack and exfoliator refines skin texture and tone for smooth, healthy radiance, it improves penetration of skincare due to removal of dead skin cells. 

How to use: 
Massage a generous layer onto damp skin.
Wait 5 minutes, until full froth forms.
Rinse well with water.
Use 1-2 times a week.


The blue coloured fonts said "Water bubble type, contains Papaya extract.
Pack combination peeling."


Use right after dispensed, products can be used within 12 months after opened.


The manufacturing date is printed at the bottom part of the bottle. Shelf life is 3 years unopened. 


The product comes with a pump. It's nice and easy to use. 


As you can see on the left, the product is in almost transparent white gel. it does run a bit. It smells like lemon a bit, kind of refreshing scent. 

Verdict:


First, massage the product onto skin for about a minute. 


Then leave it for about 5-6 minutes until the froth of bubble formed. 


Just wash-off with water and voila! Can you see the difference. :)

Honestly, I do like this product. It's mild and doesn't irritate at all. After wash, I don't remember any 'tight' feeling on my skin, which is good and I could say this works. 

If you're looking for a mild peeling product then I guess this is for you. Maybe it's because I'm used to Skinfood Wash-Off masks that are quite grainy so yeah, this is pretty mild for me. For a change of mood, I guess this works for me. 

Waiting for 5 minutes for the bubble to form is quite interesting sensation on my skin. It's a little ticklish. But it's not really a big deal. 

I think I like this compared to the its sister product that I mentioned above. 

One thing that I don't like about the packaging is the ingredients list isn't printed on it. Maybe it's on the plastic cover that I thrown away. Not sure. huhu

Final verdict: 4/5. But will I repurchase? Yes. But you guys know me, right? I always love trying out new product. hehehe

I think the price for this product is around RM90 but I don't think I paid that price. I think I grabbed this at marked down price at Etude House branch in Berjaya Times Square, KL. haha that I remember. LOL

Okay, I think that's all for this review. 

Have you tried any similar product? Do tell, yeah?

I'll see you guys next post. 

Au revoir!

Laneige Brighten Up 123 Roadshow in Suria KLCC

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Annyeong, lovely people! I almost forgot hitting a publish button on this post! It's been on drafts for so long! LOL

As I mentioned in previous post, about 2 weeks ago, I went to Suria KLCC to check out the roadshow held by Parkson specially for Laneige Brighten Up 123 Campaign. The roadshow was held from 31st of March until 6th April and I went I think on 2nd or 3rd of April. 

Skinfood Malaysia April Promotion

Annyeong! Ah~ wake up this morning with a notification from Skinfood Malaysia Facebook page. Finally the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Gold Edition has arrived in Malaysia. You guys remember I posted about this when it was first launched in South Korea? hehe Now grab your chance to get this product as well!


The first skin care benefit of gold is it's anti-aging property. Gold as a metal is well known for it's toxin removal property. It repairs oxidation damage and also is a great agent to treat pollutant on skin. 

What contributes to the anti-aging benefit of gold facial is it's ability to develop new cells and to tighten the skin, thus, making the face look youthful for longer period of time. 

Another benefit is it's ability to repair sun damage cells, treats skin inflammations and also slows down the creation of melanin thus, preventing the skin from sun tanning. 

It also works wonders on dark spots and skin discolouration. 

Taken from the Facebook page. 



For this month's promotion, Skinfood Malaysia offers you this special edition of the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum specially targeted for mothers as it's gonna be Mother's Day soon. 


As you can see, the set comes with a full size product and the miniature as well with a price of RM138.80 and get a free Black Sugar Perfect Mask Sheet for free. Other than that, there are other interesting offer as well. 

I think that's all from me. Do check it out and tell me what do you think about the product, okay!

Love, Mira


Review: TheFaceShop Lovely ME:EX Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream in Baby Powder

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Annyeonghaseyo! How are you guys? Enjoying Spring already? Ah~ so envy of you who're living in 4-season countries.. I wish I can go to Kyoto, Japan or Seoul, Korea. I heard the spring blossoms there are the best. This goes to my bucket list! 

Today I'm going to review a hand cream from TheFaceShop, which is the Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream from the Lovely ME:EX line. As you probably aware, Lovely ME:EX is a line targeted at young girls in teens to early twenties i.e. our Girls' Generation's Seohyun. :D



Any time, anywhere, inside my pocket ssook~ "Mini Pet"


Anyway, as you guys probably know, Spring/Summer 2014 fashion is filled with pastel colours. But as for someone who only have monochrome colours in her wardrobe, I guess this item is one of few things that I have in pastel colours. hehe

Packaging:

  

As I got mine in Baby Powder variant, this one comes in this soft pastel green cute tub. Just look at that cute doggie head on the cap!


There's product basic info at the bottom of the tub, including the expiration date. 20160320까지 simply means until 20 March, 2016. Well, that's the shelf life actually.  


There's ingredients list if you peel the top sticker. TheFaceShop uses Phenoxythanol along with Methylparaben for preservatives. Use within 12 months after opened and apply right after scooped out. 


That's the hand cream. It's white and the texture is any hand cream, creamy but not too heavy.

  

The cream absorbed into skin only after minutes. It doesn't leave any sticky feeling. The scent lasts for about 2 to 3 hours. I really love the Baby Powder scent. hehe

Final verdict: 4.5/5. I love it. From the packaging to the scent and texture. I just hope TheFaceShop will release new version of their hand creams without parabens next time. 

I got this from the TheFaceShop branch in The Spring Mall in Sarawak. As they were having Chinese New Year promotion, I got this at half price (retailed at RM22.90) with the purchase of White Jewel Peeling. 


So I guess that's it for this quick review, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and good night!

Au revoir!


Etude House Malaysia April Promotion

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Annyeong~ sorry for the slow updates! ugh! Works are piling up which is why I decided to do a quick post, sharing my thoughts on the current Sweeties Club promotion for Etude House Malaysia.


Ah, I think this is the third month they're doing promo on that Sun Prise (sun care) line. It's a good opportunity to grab few items as it's been really hot these days so protection is a must!

I think I saw an ad about that blusher-lip tint in tube items before... Have you guys tried any of it? I don't really like dual function products, well, if it's in that manner though.. 

Ah, I remembered that heavily promoted Rosy Tint lips. I still can't believe they actually sold it for I think about RM60 per item. So I guess that current price is reasonable. 

I've always been curious about that Every Month Cleansing line since its launched in Korea, I'm talking about that 12 variants of cleansing foam! So about a week ago, I went to my favourite branch in KL Festival City to grab few items and let's see if it's really nice. Currently there are other interesting items they're putting on Sweeties Club corner as well so do visit the store and check it out, okay!


Ah, no wonder they marked down the previous Sun Prise items! I already set my eyes on sun care items from another brand so I guess I'm gonna pass this line. Well, maybe next time. :)

So I guess that's about it! 

I'll see you guys next post!

Au revoir!