Etude House Malaysia 2014 Holiday Promotion

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! How's your weekend?

It's gonna be another quick post on Korean beauty store Holiday promotion and this time is 
Etude House Malaysia!

*All images from MY ETUDE HOUSE Facebook page.* I'm just expressing my thoughts. 

Remember last year's promotion? There's an obvious increase when it comes to the price for Moistfull Collagen Set though the combination of items remains the same. Last year's Wonder Pore set comes with White Clear Mask while this year's with Pore Corrector. I think I prefer last year's. Only that the new 2014 Wonder Pore Freshener comes with cotton pads. hmm.. 

As for the GWP, I do love that transparent PVC Crystal Clutch
It was so popular on runways last year. But I still think it's going to be in next year. hehe
Oh, if you're buying the above set and wanna let go that clutch, let me know as I'm interested to buy it. Let's say.. for RM20 to RM30?

Next is the Any Cushion Set! Oh my god! I wanted to get that Macaron Mini Bag for so long! It was released in Japan stores and Etude House Global store but not even in Korean stores. LOL For God's sake, I went through lots of search from Facebook seller, Instagram, but no one selling it until I found one seller from Hong Kong in eBay I think, that's selling that cute bag at USD25. I was really close to buying it but decided not to as I had a hunch it's gonna eventually be released here in Malaysia. 

I'm definitely right about that. Only one issue though. The price. Not surprised. You see, both of the Precious Mineral Any Cushion and Magic Any Cushion are sold at RM119.90 each. While in Korea, it's only KRW18,000 (~RM55-56) and I do have that option to buy from the origin country with the help of my cousin. So yeah. I'm still crazy about that cute Macaron mini bag so I'll let you know pretty soon. 

Of course, it's the season of gifts so the Hand Cream Bouquet is listed again along with the Oh Happy Day set. Each Oh Happy Day hand cream is retailed at RM19.90 so getting 3 for RM39.90 is like Buy 2 Free 1. Plus the cute Etude House pink box. Good enough. 

If you're buying during Weekday, there's the 3 gifts as GWP. The Etti Wrist Cushion, the Pink Bottle, and the Ribbon Mirror stand. These GWPs are given if you get yourself the items that are NOT under Sweeties Club Promotion (November and December), and the Special Price for Members (40% Discount for selected New Arrivals - like the Dear My Wish Lips Talk!). 

For the Love Your Body sets, again there's price increase compared to last year's Petit Bijou Set, Dress Room Sweet and Lovely Look Set

New addition are the Hello~! Raspberry and Cranberry Special Set. Totally cute for Holiday Gifts. 

Of course, you guys should totally go during the Weekend! Cause it's Buy 1 Free 1 Weekend Promotion. As I visited a store recently, this promotion applied to all items except for those items listed under the Holiday Sets, Special Member and Sweeties Club promotions. But for more precise info on which items offered for Buy 1 Free 1, just visit the nearest store to you. 

You got all next month to shop! 

Tell me what do you think of this promotion.

I got some messages in my Facebook Page inbox, asking me to get some stuffs so if you want me to be your personal shopper, let me know. All you have to do is to give me the list of the items you need, transferred me the full amount to my bank account and I'll post you the items via PosLaju (which you also paid for postage fee.). 

I'm doing this cause the store is quite near (like 15 minutes drive) and there's a Pos Malaysia office on campus. Expected Time of Arrival is within 1 to 2 days within Malaysia. So yeah, it's quite an easy task and I've done this a lot of times before as I got some readers who contacted me, asking for my help to buy for them as they live quite far from the nearest store.. and some of them just don't have Etude House (or other Korean beauty brand) stores available in their area.

So that's all about it! 

I'll see yo guys next post!

Love, Mira

November Haul

Annyeong, lovelies! ...and dear, God!! I'm so excited to do this post! Yaaaayyyyyy~ ^_________^

Actually this is more like a collective haul as I didn't buy all these items at the same time and some of them actually bought in October but were sent to me in November.. Hehe 

So, without further ado, let's go to Laniege Malaysia! 

I know that I'm so..outdated when it comes to above items as the LANEIGE X pushButton collection was launch early August but only after 3 months I've managed to get that LeoPuppy Serum Intense Lipstick in Dressy Coral! I bet some of you are wondering how in the world I got myself that pretty It Clutch as in order to get it, I have to spend RM200 above on any items solely from the collection. Actually it was given to me by an acquaintance who bought the LeoPuppy BB Cushion (Whitening) as we combine our purchases. Awesome! 

Next, let's got TheFaceShop Malaysia


Finally, I got the chance to purchase the rest of the products from my favourite cleansing line which is the Rice Water Bright!! I got the (left) Lip and Eye (Makeup) Remover, Light Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Milk, and Cleansing Water. I also repurchased the Cleansing Foam and Rice Bran Cleansing Foam! I honestly can't wait to try them!


As you probably read in my previous post on TheFaceShop Malysia promotion from now till early January, they're also offering this cleansing line in their 2014 Holiday Set! As a member, I got myself minus 20% off from the retail price of RM59.90. I did some calculation, the whole set worth RM73.40! Plus, the Lip & Eye remover mini version is definitely something that I'm looking for especially for traveling! 

My regular store had also did some re-stocking on the above babies! They're actually more like a trial version of 30ml as each of them is retailed at RM59.90 for 110ml as a full-sized product. What's better? All three items are retailed at only RM19.90 per set! I wanna get some more! LOL

I decided to grab a the above items as well as the old ones are really starting to wear out.. Especially my pack brushes from Etude House. I wanted to get a konjac sponge but it's sold out. Meh. My makeup puffs from Nature Republic that I bought like early this year are long gone by now so I wanted to try those from this brand. They're actually firmer compared so I'll let you know the difference in application later.

Like I mentioned in previous post, you can get these lovely bags for purchase of RM250 above! The colour is indeed adorable though I have to admit that I'm not really fond of that colour.. So I do hope
there'll be occasion for me to wear them. The medium one comes with a strap but I think it's more suitable if I just use it as a makeup bag! Hehe

Now, let's go to Etude House Malaysia!

Again, like I mentioned in my previous post, I've been wanting to get that beyond cuteness Macaron Mini Bag for my Precious Mineral Any Cushion! 


I gave a lot of thoughts on whether to get the 2014 Holiday Any Cushion Set actually as the retail price here in Malaysia (RM169.90) compared to South Korea is indeed..... Expensive! But thinking that I also been wanting to try that Magic Any Cushion in Peach and my current Any Cushion is about to finish... ^____*, 

Oh Happy Day Hand Bouquet set that comes with a cute pink box. I got the Rich Collagen, Rich Cotton and Rich Sugar. 

Next, let's go to Skinfood Malaysia!

It's been a long time since the last time I went to Skinfood honestly but I just can't help it as I'm not reacting well with their skincare line except for the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. 

I finally got myself the Egg White Pore Wash-Off Mask! As I've been wearing a lot of makeup like almost everyday now, I don't want to take the risk for my pores to be clogged so I'm going to try this one to see if it really works as it has been raved by many of my blogger friends. 

I think I mentioned this many times before... I really love trying new wash-off masks so those two Banana Yogurt Wash-Off Mask and Kiwi Yogurt Wash-Off Mask are definitely on my list of Masks or Packs to try! Let me know if you want me to review them, okay!

So, that's all for Korean skincare and makeup items!

Last but not least, I want to share with you guys about some items I got from Bourjois Malaysia! 

I bet you notice that the appearance of that Healthy Mix Foundation in haul post as believe it or not, on the day I bought it, the glass bottle fell on the floor and broke into two, though I managed to put it back together and like 1/3 of the product spilled so I transferred the remaining the product into a small jar.. Which is kinda awesome now as it's really to carry it around. But now that it's almost finished, I decided to repurchase it! What a record indeed as I never repurchase anything before reviewing it in here. 

Second item would be the 123 Perfect Foundation in #55 Dark Beige. According to the Makeup Advisor at Borjois section in Watson KLCC, this one supposed to give more coverage so I'm looking forward to seeing that. 

Next item is a Loose Powder in #02 Rosy. I need a loose powder to set my concealer under my eyes area that's only slightly lighter than my powder pact so I decided to go for this one. Plus, it's a LOT!! Think I'm never gonna finish it!

The last two items on the right are one of the most raved items among beauty bloggers that I'm following right now, the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks in #01 Personnel ne Rouge! and 
#07 Nude-ist. I've been wearing them like each and every time I'm out with my friends. If you personally know me, you know that I'm definitely not into red lip products but Personne ne Rouge! is definitely a red lip cream that can be an exception. 

So that's all about my November Haul! 

Tell me all about it in comments down below and let me know if there's a product that you want me to review as soon as possible! 

I've been working on several posts right now, like 2014 Favourites, or Product that I regretted Buying, so again let me know if you want me to post on topics like that. 

Until next post! 

Hugs and kisses, Mira 

Laneige Boutique Christmas Promotion

Hi! This is just gonna be a quick post!

If you're a Laneige fan, you probably already been to the only Laneige boutique in Malaysia which is in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and starting today till the next two weeks, there's gonna be Daily Specials! promotion!!

Look out for the Early Bird Special as well! If I'm not mistaken, the Limited Edition Power Bank was given to participants of the 20th Anniversary Party. 

Anyway, let me know if you're gonna go there and what you're gonna get. 

Until next time, toodles!

Review: Nature Republic Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Cleansing Foam

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! wah~ few more weeks before final exams going to start and I'm so nervous with all the things going on recently.. hmm~

Today is gonna be a simple review on this product, Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Cleansing Foam from Nature Republic. I reviewed its sister product here so if you like strawberry-based product, make sure to check it out!

Honestly, I never heard of Kohlrabi before.... have you?

Review: Nature Republic Garden Recipe Strawberry Cleansing Foam

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! How's your week so far? As we're getting near and near to the end of semester, we got a lot of assignments to be submitted and whatnot.. sigh

Hence, today it's gonna be a simple review on this facial cleanser that I've been using for about 2 months now, which is Garden Recipe Strawberry Cleansing Foam from Nature Republic. 


the hashtag is just one of the thing I called whenever I review another product based on Strawberry. ^__^

TheFaceShop Malaysia 2014 Holiday Edition

Monday, 17 November 2014

Annyeong, lovelies! It's gonna be a quick post as I just saw this photos being released on TheFaceShop Malaysia Facebook Page like yesterday and I'm so excited to check the 2014 Holiday Edition!!

Pamper yourself and your loved ones with THEFACESHOP 2014 Holiday Edition gifts set.
  • Rice Water Bright Cleansing Set - RM59.90
  • Hand Butter Set - RM65.90
  • Hand Care Set - RM73.90
  • Foaming Bubble Bath Set - RM73.90
  • Body Care Set - RM89.90
  • Smim Fermentation Concentrate Set - RM159.90
  • Cushion Screen Cell Set - RM169.90 (plus 1 refill! Shade available: No. 01 and No. 02 only)

Members to enjoy 20% discount! ^________^

Finally!!! The brand has come aboard with the idea of giving out handbags for GWPs! I think if you've read some of my haul posts involving the brand, you'd notice how I'm so disappointed with the GWPs (remember the Eco bags??) but not this time! 

So pretty! As I'm not planning of getting a lot of things 
*yeah, right~*
 but I really do hope I can get the Petit Holiday Love Bag
Uber cute!!! ^____^ 

That's not all! 

I haven't been to the store yet but I'll let you know what items are on 50% sale pretty soon!

Updated on 25th Nov 2014: Apparently, the items on 50% discount are not that many actually. I went to the store recently and noticed that the items included for 50% discount are like Lovely ME:EX You & Eyes eyeshadows, and some other makeup items. 

Daily Beauty Tools sections are on 30% discount. Good time to get makeup brushes!

As for Rice Water Bright cleansing line fans like me, they're on 10% discount. 

As for skincare lines, most of them are offered from 10 to 30% discounts. 

Promotion from 14th November 2014 – 4th January 2015.

Excited for shopping, girls? 

Review: Etude House Sun Prise Cotton Touch Powder Cream SPF50% PA+++

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Annyeong, everyone! How's your weekend so far? It's been raining like almost everyday here in Malaysia so I have to admit that the lazy feeling just creeps on me along with my blanket. hmm.. 

Definitely not a good thing. 

I know everyone's working on their either New Year's or Christmas or for me, New Semester's Wishlist right now so make sure to plan your shopping for you and your loved ones!

If you're reading my haul posts, I bet you've noticed that my recent hauls are mostly filled with makeup items as I've been showing more interest on that plus my skincare routine for the past few months is actually quite the same. 

Hence, today I'm going to review a product released by Etude House quite a few years before  (as the whole Sun Prise line has been upgraded for the better I hope) which is this Sun Prise Cotton Touch Powder Cream with SPF50+ PA+++.

One look, you could have mistakenly took it as a hand cream, am I right?

Beauty Talk | Cleaning My Air Puffs

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I still got lots of drawings to be finished for this week's assignment but my room is in a total mess and there's not a cell in my body wanna get up from this bed and do some cleaning but as much as I want to ignore my room right now, I can't ignore my air puffs as I realized this morning it's too dirty to be used. I think I haven't washed them like 2 months! I know. I know. 

So yeah, dreading the fact that I need to wash them for like an hour and I used like 3 different facial cleansers like the last time I did, this time I found another way to wash them easier.


The other day I used my air puffs to apply my liquid foundation (just experimenting on different puffs) and there were some of it on my fingers, which resulted the mess on the white areas. As you can see above right, yes. It's been a while. 

Review | NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Stockholm, Istanbul, Zurich and Athens

Monday, 10 November 2014

Hello, lovely people! I'm back with another lipsticks review! :D I know.. I know.. don't judge me!! 

Well, I'm pretty sure you've heard of this lip products line from NYX. These are basically sold out most of the time in Sephora so I'm pretty sure lots of girls are high on these right now. 

As I was really excited to get these babies unwrapped and I just can't wait to try them on lips as I only swatched them on my arms at Sephora, today I'm going to share with you guys out there, whether you too (if you haven't), should get these as well as I did. 

To start with, I got myself 4 Soft Matte Lip Creams which are Stockholm, Istanbul. Zurich and Athens. 

Laneige Sparkling Party Holiday Collection 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Hello, my lovelies! It's been a while since I last post under the "Shopaholic" label so today, I'm going to share with you guys the latest promotion for Laneige Malaysia!

As I went to Parkson KLCC counter yesterday, not all items have arrived (well, maybe at that counter only) so do check your nearest Laneige counter and ask (and reserve!!) your most wanted item or set from this year's holiday release.

First, the skincare sets!

Sparkling White Essentials, RM310 (worth RM483)
  • White Plus Renew Original Essence, 40ml
  • White Plus Renew Original Cream, 50ml
  • White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack, 3g x2
  • White Plus Renew Eye Cream, 3ml
  • White Plus Renew Original Essence, 10ml
  • White Plus Renew Tone-Up Corrector, 10ml
  • Glitter Pouch
I got to say, this is quite a steal! I'm a big fan of the White Plus Renew line and if you're like me, you should definitely get this one! Those freebies alone worth more than RM100! 
Except that I already bought the items that I need last July... Sigh

Sparkling Hydration Essentials, RM260 (worth RM397)
  • Water Bank Essence_EX, 60ml
  • Water Bank Gel Cream_EX, 50ml
  • Water Bank Double Soothing Gel Mask, 1pc
  • Water Bank Essence_EX, 10ml
  • Water Bank Eye Gel_EX, 3ml
  • Glitter Pouch
If you're fan (I think most Laneige fans are) of the Water Bank 2014 line, this too is quite a valuable set! Most Malaysian women have combination to oily skin (due to our lovely weather) so Water Bank Gel Cream_EX is included in the set. If you're new, you could experience the whole line of skincare with those freebies!

Sparkling Perfect Renew Essentials, RM240 (worth RM390)
  • Perfect Renew Skin Refiner, 120ml
  • Perfect Renew Emulsion, 100ml
  • Perfect Renew Firming Eye Cream, 3ml
  • Perfect Renew Essence, 5ml
  • Perfect Renew Cream, 10ml
  • Firming Sleeping Pack, 5ml
  • Glitter Pouch
Looking for a gift to mum? Or maybe, grandma? This is a great starter. As the Perfect Renew line is targeted at women at their 40s above, this set allows you to try the whole set as well, with the toner and emulsion in full sized while other items in its miniature version. So, you can decide whether to get the whole line in its full sized version or mix it up with Time Freeze line.

Sparkling Youth Restoring Essentials, RM180 (worth RM281)
  • Time Freeze Intensive Cream, 50ml
  • Perfect Renew Skin Refiner, 10ml
  • Perfect Renew Emulsion, 10ml
  • Time Freeze Essence, 5ml
  • Glitter Pouch
As I was saying, this set is one of the most valuable set I think because that moisturiser alone is worth RM220! As I already bought the moisturiser for mum about 2 months ago during the Time Freeze promotion, so I'm putting this one on top of the list while waiting for her review on it. 

Sparkling Sleeping Beauty Duo, RM190 (worth RM301)
  • Water Sleeping Pack Limited Edition, 80ml
  • Firming Sleeping Pack, 50ml
  • Power Essential Skin Refiner Light, 25ml
  • Balancing Emulsion Light, 25ml
  • Multiberry Yogurt Pack, 20ml
  • Glitter Pouch
I am definitely a big fan of that Firming Sleeping Pack so this one too is sitting on my 2014 Holiday Wishlist. I still got like 4 pots of Water Sleeping Pack miniature so even though this year released a limited edition for that item, I'm not considering to get it. But, as a gift? Definitely!

Sparkling Water Essentials, RM150 (worth RM244)
  • Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence, 100ml
  • Brightening Sparkling Water Peeling Mask, 3 sheets
  • White Plus Renew Skin Refiner, 15ml
  • White Plus Renew Emulsion, 15ml
  • Multiberry Yogurt Peeling Gel, 10ml
  • Glitter Pouch
I've been wanting to try the Brightening Sparkling Water line ever since it was launched last July cause the source is originated from France and volcanic regions at that! How exclusive is that! 
Well, actually, the reason I really want to try is because of the function of Sparkling Water itself which is to promote the turnover of dead skin cells and some of you might know that I'm all over products that can help me with that.

Now, for you lovers out there that wanna pamper your Mr. Right...

Pore Clearing Holiday Set for HIM RM135 (worth RM228)
  • Pore Clearing Cleanser 150ml
  • Pore Clearing Gel 125ml
  • Pore Clearing Cleanser 30ml
  • Pore Clearing Gel 25ml
  • Homme Toiletries Pouch

Dual Action Holiday Set for HIM RM185 (worth RM287)
  • Dual Action Mousse Cleanser 150ml
  • Dual Action Essence Lotion 40ml
  • Dual Action Energy Toner 25ml
  • Dual Action Essence Lotion 5ml
  • Sun Block Supreme 10ml
  • Homme Toiletries Pouch
Next, makeups! check out these valuable sets!

Glitzy BB Cushion Whitening Set, RM220 (worth RM355).
  • BB Cushion Whitening No. 21 (Limited Edition)
  • Brush Pact #1 Natural Finishing
  • Lip Palette
  • Lip & Eye Makeup Remover,25ml
  • White Plus Renew Original Essence, 10ml
  • K-Fashionista Makeup Bag
If you haven't tried the BB Cushion (which I doubt!), this is a great opportunity to get it as the set not only comes with the limited edition of BB Cushion and the Brush Pact, it also includes that lip palette that actually consists of Serum Intense Lipsticks, 4 variants all in one palette., along with the eye and lips remover and Water Plus Renew Original Essence miniature.
I got the above info from a Singaporean blogger that I followed in Instag so I'll update with you guys once the set arrive at my regular counters, okay!

Glitzy BB Cushion Pore Control Set, RM200 (worth RM344).
  • BB Cushion Pore Control No. 21
  • Jet Curling Mascara
  • Lip Palette (4 variants)
  • Lip & Eye Remover, 25ml
  • Pore Tight Essence, 10ml
  • K-Fashionista Makeup Bag
Thankfully the BB Cushion set also comes like this! Gives you option whether to go for the Whitening assemblies or more like semi-matte makeup. Though, I was hoping it came with the No. 2 Brush Pact (Pore Blur) instead. 

Now, to the limited editions item!! 

Our beloved Song Hye Kyo unnie, beautiful as ever!

Sparkling Party Water Sleeping Pack (Limited Edition) RM100. Big fan of this best seller item? Get this!

Sparkling Party BB Cushion (Limited Edition) RM150. 
Comes with that pretty golden rose coating on the side. Most probably comes in No. 21 Natural Beige only. To those with medium tone like me, just cry. T____T I just got some info on this, there are 3 shades available, No. 13, No. 21 Natural Beige and No. 23 Sand Beige. 

But there's gonna be a better surprise coming next year!

Sparkling Party Makeup Palette (Limited Edition). RM105 
Comes with Water Drop Tints (slightly mini compared to the full-sized) in Raspberry Pink and Neon Pink, Sparkling Glitter Nails in Golden Bubble and Pink Wine, Sparkling Dust Eyes in Pink Dust and Gold Dust

Sparkling Party Hand Cream in Rich and Soft. Price not yet available. 

My thoughts:

This year's collection is da' bomb! I love how the brand offer more range of skincare sets compared to last year and as this year's set comes with small bags or pouches, they're definitely practical compared to boxes in last year's collection. The Winterland box are without doubt beautiful but yeah, I personally love makeup bags as I travel a lot and every time I went home, my makeup bag is the first thing being packed up in my luggage. 

The concept of Sparkling Party is indeed appealing especially around the festive season. I really have to say that the golden rose coating on the BB Cushion case is like an extension of your new iPhone 6 or Plus in Gold. 
Yeah, that's how I see it... I might get it just for the sake of the case.. 

Among the exclusive limited edition sets, I think the first to run out is the Makeup Palette set as it's quite a steal, with the popular Water Drop Tints and additional nail polish and Eye Shadows! The box looks like a clutch so I bet you can even pull a party look with it!

As for the Water Sleeping Pack... I'm not sure whether they re-designed the tub or they only just changed the box. I'll check it out and update here soon. 

That's all for this year's Laneige Holiday 2014 Collection! I hope you enjoy the post!

What do you think of this year's set? Are they worth the money? Which one you would consider to get? I don't mind if one of you send me of those as gift.. haha just kidding!

Until next post, annyeong!

Review | NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors in Frappucino, Tea Rose and B52

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? Or, wait! How's last night Halloween party? I did a little shopping yesterday and dear God, staffs at Avenue K was wearing Halloween makeup and I was so surprised when he turned to face me! The makeup artists at Sephora went all out with their Halloween makeups as well! 

Anyway, today I'm going to do my first lipstick review! I never done this before though so I'm just gonna go with what I know, okay! hehe

In the website, these lippies fall in the category under Extra Creamy Round Lipstick but on the case it's labeled as Lip Smacking Fun Colors so my guessing is maybe the brand has different name for other lipsticks under the same category. 

Review: Laneige White Plus Renew Original Cream

Lovelies, annyeong! Finally Friday is here! It's been a long week and I've been looking forward to this weekend as I'll be watching movies with my girls later today. 

But before I went on  to turn up the radio to get ready, I'm gonna do a review on this moisturiser that I've been using for the 5 months, White Plus Renew Original Cream from Laneige.