Of New Year and Blog Design

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Hey, guys! First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!! My God~I can't believe 2016 is over!! T_____T

I'm sorry as this is going to be a quick post but I just want to let you know that I'm currently working on the blog design. Not gonna be fancy or anything but I have disabled the mobile version temporarily so I hope you guys won't mind. 

Other than that I wish you guys in good health and hopefully this year will be better thsn the last. 

Until next post, annyeong!

Beauty Empties | December

Monday, 19 December 2016

Finally we arrived at the final Empties post of the year! Woohoo! I didn't finish much for this month other than some body products and sheet masks. So, let's just get right into it, shall we?


Even I can't believe myself how quick I finished these two perfumes from Solinotes Paris! I purchased them from Sephora back in June and finished them at the same time around last month. They're basic EDT, wallet-friendly but still nice compared to other perfumes available at the store. Definitely will be repurchasing Vanille and would love to purchase other variants as well. 

PLT Style | Out With My Girls

Friday, 2 December 2016

Out with my girls



I had one day to spend with my friend in KL before heading back to KK last week so we decided to hang out at Nu Sentral. There's no particular reason why we chose that mall but there's Sephora and Starbucks, so enough said. 

As she's gonna graduate soon, we figured that she gonna need a change in her wardrobe so we went to several clothing stores to see what kind of style that suit her well for outings (and of course interviews) in near future.


PLT Style | Airport Fashion Inspired by BTS SUGA

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Airport Fashion inspired by BTS SUGA



It goes without saying that I'm kind of addicted with doing sets on Polyvore.com. Feel free to visit my account if you're into monochrome fashion like me. Yes, I do wear blacks, whites and gold like the above style in real life only in much affordable brands.


Beauty Haul | TheFaceShop

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


I know! This year I bought lots of stuffs from the brand! What can I say. It's the first brand I ventured into and it's still my favourite all these years. 


First off, I bought my Holy Grail cleansing foam which is that Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam. Though I just started using Etude House Milky You Cleansing Foam as my morning cleanser, I'm planning to go back to this cleanser when I finished that. 

I also bought its sister product, Rice Water Bright Cleansing Water to remove my light to medium makeup and this is probably my third repurchase if not mistaken. I really like it as it removes makeup so well and definitely will be reviewing this soon. 



I got this Special Set of The Therapy that includes the First Serum in full size, a toner and emulsion both in deluxe sample size and The Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pads. First off, I'm just loving the packaging. Okay, fine! I bought this because I need to include an anti-ageing item in my night routine but part of me just screaming at that lovely turquoise box and that classic-looking bottles. I used to buy that unique cotton pads to use with my favourite Laneige Clear C Effector but currently they're selling this only with the serum. Huh. 



Last but not least, I got these uber cute cushion foundations, CC Intense Cover Cushion in Ryan and Oil Control Water Cushion in Apeach. Both these characters are my favourite from Kakao Friends and this is their holiday collaboration. Just look at them with Santa hats! Unfortunately, these two are in V203 Natural Beige so they're quite light for  my medium skin. I haven't use any of these but I think they might work if I just applied thinly and set with loose powder. We'll see. 

I guess that's all for this haul! Let me know if you're getting any limited holiday editions of your favourite skincare or makeup item by leaving comments down below. 

Until next time, annyeong~

PLT Style | Airport Fashion Inspired by BTS Jungkook

Monday, 17 October 2016

Airport Fashion

I've been following Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bangtan Boys (BTS) for about a week now, right after they released their 3rd Korean album, WINGS and all I can say is I've been head over 'boots' (intended pun as the boys wear tons of boots for their airport fashion after their debuted back in 2013) with their music and style.

Review | TheFaceShop Seed in Seed | Seed Germ Resilient Serum

Sunday, 16 October 2016

It's been about a year since I started incorporating one or two products of anti-ageing skincare into my routine and other than sheet masks that I used every few days, I also just started using my first anti-ageing serum. While I was 'hunting' for a new product to try, the one thing I'm concerned about the most is the texture. I have normal to oily skin so I don't like waiting extra minutes for thick products to be properly absorbed into my skin or having a makeup meltdown in the middle of the day resulted by unbalanced moisture level in my skin hence I need a new serum that is light in texture. 


I got like 10 sachets of this serum from TheFaceShop while I was in the store months ago so I started using it and got hooked with its nice scent and how soft it's making my skin after using it for a week. 

Review | TheFaceShop Snail Mucus MasCream Sheet

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


This is the last variant for me to try from the MasCream sheet line and there's a reason why it's the last one and I only bought one sheet for it. Let's be honest here. Though the whole snail in skincare trend has been going for like several years, I never tried any product made off the snail mucus extracts. Why? You guessed it right. It's gross! LOL But then, in the name of Beauty, I've tried it and yes, I'm loving it!

Review | Laneige White Plus Renew Bubble Cleanser

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

On the previous post, I talked about a cleanser from Laneige that I finished in the last quarter of the year and as you probably expected seeing this review, indeed I purchased 2 at the same time so I am currently on the second bottle. 


Beauty Empties | September

Monday, 19 September 2016


Looking at the products that I've managed to finish for the past quarter is definitely making me proud of myself. Before becoming a blogger, I never really finished my skincare and most of the time, I just tossed out things I don't want to finish or just can't as they're already expired. 

I've managed to finish some makeup items and another round of skincare this time so without further ado, let's get right into it!

Review | Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in Shine Brown

Sunday, 18 September 2016

I gotta admit that I've been having this lipstick for about 2 years (I was trying really hard to remember when did I got this from mom) and it went deep into my makeup stash. I totally had forgotten about it until yesterday when I was looking for my Laneige eyeshadow kit palette that I got as a sample and that's when I saw it sitting prettily next to each other. 


The previous Holiday edition of Laneige BB Cushion is still pretty to me. I hope this year's design will be way prettier~

Fashion Haul | TudungPeople Numa Luxe Premium Mixed Crepe Shawl

Friday, 16 September 2016

So far, the only premium hijab I ever bought and wear is from TudungPeople. It all started when a classmate back university raved about a Tudung modeled by a 5th year senior in our Architecture department but the fact that the brand was founded by another senior of ours who made, designed and sold these beautiful hijab at several countries including Brunei, Singapore, Japan, Australia, UK, and Saudi Arabia amazed me so much that I became an instant fan of the brand itself. 

The first hijab that I bought are from the Maysaa and Lamia collection and then I was introduced to this premium hijab line which is Numa Luxe. 


Above are from the earlier Numa Luxe collection that was released back in February. I got mine in Sephia and Russet. You might think they're almost identical but that just lighting. Russet is slightly darker and warmer than Sephia. 

The hijab in this line are made from Poly Crepe. They're thin but still quite opaque and definitely don't require for me to wear something beneath just to cover my neck. They flow beautifully no matter what kind of style you're pulling. 

The hijab from previous collection are quite heavy and thicker compared to the new ones that I ordered (and launched at their online store) 2 weeks ago. 


I got 3 colours! The first one is my current favourite which is Fairy Dust, a beautiful dusty or mauve purple. I finally found a colour that can go with my Vietnam silk-made baju kurung.

Review | Skinfood Egg White Pore Wash-Off Mask

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

I have tried several types of mask that help with my sebum control and so far I've encountered clay masks and this egg white mask from Skinfood. 


If you're familiar with Skinfood then you'll definitely noticed how simple and traditional their packaging is. I mean, comic san font. Really? But then again, I'm still loving their wash-off masks from the first time I've tried them until today. 

Beauty Perks | Innisfree Malaysia VIP Kit 2.0

Monday, 5 September 2016

One of the best thing about buying Korean beauty products in local stores is definitely the membership benefits. Even better, if you reached VIP status. Brands like Laneige, Sulwhasoo, and of course, Innisfree are all under the giant cosmetic company, Amore Pacific. As these brands opened branch stores here in Malaysia, us VIP customers get to experience if not fully, part of the benefits being the brand's VIP customers in Korea. Being a Laneige Malaysia's loyal customer for at least 3 years, I think it's safe to say that the VIP customers get like 30 to 40% of the benefits given to those in Korea. You know what I'm talking about if you compared the gift tiers offered in Malaysian stores and Seoul stores. 


Anyway, 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing so when I get the chance to redeem the VIP kit from Innisfree twice this year, I'm more than elated to receive them. Fully thanks to my friend who were willing to pick this up from the store at Pavilion KL. 

Review | TheFaceShop Goat Milk MasCream Sheet

Sunday, 4 September 2016


It's been real busy for the past few weeks at work and I guess I'll be continuing my simple night routine for another 2 weeks before going through the evaluation for my confirmation at the company early next month so in this 5th out of 6 series of this MasCream Sheet line from TheFaceShop, I'll be reviewing my favourite variant so far which is Goat Milk. 

Beauty Haul | Sephora and M.A.C

Friday, 2 September 2016

I used to post Beauty Haul of the month at the end of that month but I've been changing my schedule and do my shopping at the beginning of the month so I guess they won't be much difference, right?


These days, my heart just scream "more makeup, please!" even though my brain (and my bank!) nodding my head and pulled me away every time I was passing by Sephora and makeup boutiques. But of course, I can't just not to get anything when Sephora was having Double Points day. For the sake of getting Sephora Gold!! haha 

Review | My Burberry Eau de Parfum by Burberry

Thursday, 25 August 2016


The rainy season has started and I'm more than elated as it's my favourite season. The coldness, the smell after the rain, fresh grass, drinking hot green tea while watching the rain hitting the window glass... why am I being so dramatic right now? So basically, this perfume has embodied everything I love about the season into one beautiful bottle. 

Beauty Essential | 9 to 5

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I've been working for more than 4 months now and I'm slowly getting myself into the whole routine from morning till late evening which is why it's imperative to have some essential items with me throughout the day.


Review | TheFaceShop Black Label Lipstick in No. 13

Saturday, 13 August 2016

It's been raining for almost everyday for the past week~ I'm loving it! With hot green tea latte, on bed all day with just one good book, I'm all for it! of course, we all have to work despite it's raining cats and dogs out there. haha

Anyway, finally~ I'm back with a review! It's been more that 6 months, I know! Caught up with zillion things ever since I started working and only the past few weeks I sought the strength to sort my vanity (truth be told, I'm not done yet!) and after literally hoarding containers from Daiso, I managed to sort 80% of my beauty stash. Phew! 

Anyway, I got this lipstick about a month ago and as I got some free time this morning,  I managed to take some photos though they're not well-lit as I only got sunshine for a good hour before it started to rain again. 


Review | Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

I honestly didn't know that there are many types of makeup powders not until 2 years ago when I started doing makeup by myself. I talked about the sebum controlling beauty items that I'm using currently in my previous post and I featured this No Sebum Mineral Powder from Innisfree as one of them. 


I'm pretty sure if you're an avid Korean makeup user, you definitely know about this sebum-controlling HD powder or if you prefer, translucent powder. 

Online Shopping | Q-Depot

Sunday, 7 August 2016

As I've been busy with work as of late so I usually just obtain my beauty fixes from online. As you probably saw in my Instagram feed for the past few months. You didn't? Lucky me! haha shopaholic in the making over here. 

I guess it goes without saying that I love Korean beauty products. From the skincare products to makeup items, I've been using and loving them since late 2013. But now that I'm back in Sabah since last year, I find Korean beauty stores here are much lower in number compared to KL so I resorted to buying online instead. 

I have to admit that I rarely get Korean makeup items via online as I need to swatch on my skin to see if it the colour fits me or not, whether it suits my skin type or not.. and so many other reason a girl can give which proven by numerous Sephora visits! But that's not the case for Korean skincare products. It's much easier getting them online and have them delivered compare to going to shopping malls, dragging my feet with lots of stuffs (they're heavy by the way!).

I've discovered several number of online stores selling Korean cosmetics especially since last year and I have to say that each and every online store may have the same basic style or way of marketing their products, but some actually have unique identity to them. 


Review | Banila Co. Clean it Zero Sherbet Cleanser

Friday, 5 August 2016

Last month, I got an opportunity to work with Althea to spread the news on their celebration of their first birthday and I got the chance to pick up several items from the store. Some products are my personal favourite (I honestly don't have much time to scroll through the products that they're offering so I just went those) but this is the one product I've been eyeing to get for so long but as Banila Co. isn't available locally so this is just perfect. 

Beauty Haul | TheFaceShop

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Korean beauty companies collaborating with SNS companies or other brands with special characters like Disney, etc. has been a trend for the past few years so this year, one of my favourite K-beauty company, TheFaceShop has collaborated with Kakao Friends and Pixar's Monster, Inc. 


I went to a local TFS store recently and saw the collection is on 20% discount for all the items so I grabbed few items among other things as they're so cute!

Review | TheFaceShop Moisturizing MasCream Sheet

Monday, 1 August 2016

As I've been so busy the past few weeks, I've been focusing merely on basic care that includes cleansing, toning and moisturising and for essence or serum step, I opted for sheet masks instead.  


For this MasCream sheet line, I've tried the Nourishing (my favourite so far), Brightening and Firming so this time I'll be reviewing the Moisture variant. 

Blogger Mail | Althea Birthday Box!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Hello, lovelies! How are you? Hope this week has been kind to you and yes, we're all looking forwards to weekends. haha

Anyway, as you probably might've guessed from the previous post which is an essential reading for you guys to know all about Althea Birthday Celebration where there will be giveaways, Althea Rewards, Instagram contest and so much more!

 

So today I'll be doing a unboxing post where I'm gonna share with you guys the Korean beauty products that I grabbed during the bloggers event. Well, it's not a physical event but there were lots of South East Asia-based beauty bloggers took part in this sort of virtual party while giving hands to the Elves of Althea-land to spread the news of their first ever birthday celebration. Now, let's get right into it!

Online Shopping | Happy Birthday, Althea Korea! #AltheaTurns1

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Hello, my lovelies~ It's been awhile, I know! Forgive me for leaving you guys with no updates as I've been busy with work, work, work!

So what are better ways to do a comeback blogpost other than writing about the latest collaboration I have which is with Althea Korea

Wait what's Althea Korea? Althea is the wonderful shopping land where you can get your K-Beauty fix and have it shipped from Korea to your doorsteps! (no tax no fuss!) within 10 to 15 working days. I can say that their prices are amazing, and they do have lots of fun, trendy and exclusive beauty products for you to unbox all the way from Seoul, South Korea! They do have the best price, and free shipping is given for over RM150 purchase with 30 Days Unconditional Return and of course, they're selling 100% Authentic products.


So it's their 1st ever birthday and the Elves from the Althealand are inviting you guys to join their global party!

Review | Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack Strawberry Wash-Off Mask

Sunday, 17 July 2016


Few months ago, I got my hands on the Rice variant from this Capsule Recipe Pack wash-off pack line from Innisfree and as you probably know, I love brightening skincare especially in mask category hence, I picked up this Strawberry variant. 

Review | Kevyn Aucoin Neo Bronzer in Capri

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

If you know me personally then you might noticed that I'm not into blusher that much and ever since I started doing makeup, I only have one blusher from Bourjois for like 2 years before I got my current and absolute favourite cream blusher from Aritaum. Then, this came through the mail. 


As I still considered myself a noob in makeup, I'm not surprised to find out about the brand being one of the most coveted name in Hollywood. By merely looking at the packaging, I think anyone could tell that this one is on the 'heavy' side. 

Review | Kate Tokyo Liquid Touch Powder Foundation For Cover in OC-D

Friday, 8 July 2016

I first get to know about powder foundation probably around last year when I first got a mini sample from Bare Minerals but I wasn't really interested as I was really into cushion foundation at that time (still is, actually) so I didn't try other similar products. 


As I was getting the sister product so I thought why not getting this as I've been loving powder foundation these days. It's simple and easy to apply, and I'm taking a break from that glowing, dewy looks that cushion foundations often give me. 

Review | Kate Tokyo Powderless Liquid for Cover in OC-D

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


To this day, I've only tried drugstore, Western and Korean foundation so this is the first time I'm trying Japanese foundation after hearing this product being recommended by a YouTuber that I'm following. 

I got this around 2 months ago and I was actually kinda reluctant to try this at first as I was assuming there are limited number of shades but Kate Tokyo even released for cool tone skin. I happened to match the second darkest shade which is OC-D. 

Review | TheFaceShop Firming MasCream Sheet

Sunday, 3 July 2016

I started integrating one or two anti-ageing products into my skincare routine starting last year I think and I've also in the middle of trying beauty samples for anti-ageing skincare lines. 

So far, I have firming sleeping mask and anti-ageing eye cream but for most of the time, I love using anti-ageing sheet masks as it's simple. As I can buy them separately, I reduce the risk of buying a miss product as you know how certain product can be too intense for your skin which is the case for most anti-ageing products. 


You probably notice this but when I like one item from certain skincare line (especially sheet mask), I tend to buy the whole line or all its variants. This is the case with MasCream Sheet from TheFaceShop. I love the Nourishing variant hence I went back to the store and got myself the Brightening, Moisturising and this Firming variant. 

Beauty Routine | Sebum-Controlling Skincare and Makeup

Friday, 1 July 2016

For the past few months, I've been talking about sebum-controlling beauty products; from cleansing to skincare and of course I had to talk about few makeup items that are helping me in controlling my natural oil from seeping through my makeup. 

As I already went in depth on several items that I'm featuring in this post so today I'm gonna share with you guys the routine that I usually do in the morning. In short, this is my current AM routine


Review | TheFaceShop Brightening MasCream Sheet

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Last month, I've used several sheets of MasCream Sheet for Nourishing as my skin felt so dry especially for the past months I've been battling with flaky skin due to spending at least 10 hours a day in air-conditioned room so this week I decided to try the Brightening variant also from the same sheet mask line. 



Beauty Empties | June

Sunday, 26 June 2016


Hello, lovely people! How's you weekend so far? For me weekend means catching up with sleep and house chores. Especially laundry. Well, specifically laundry. It's been more than 2 months since I started working but I still can't adjust my routine that well. Any tips, though?

Review | TheFaceShop Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream

Friday, 24 June 2016


Now that I've reviewed my current cleanser and toner, today I'll be sharing with you guys about my current moisturiser, Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream also from TheFaceshop. 

This product is part of my current morning skincare routine that focusing on sebum-controlling properties as I want to prolong my makeup but still want to have balanced moisture level in my skin.

Makeup Look | Daily Office Makeup

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

In last week's post on my beauty haul for last month, I talked a little bit about my daily makeup routine for office which is all about achieving that natural simple look hence in today's post, I'll be going in with details on the makeup items I use.


Review | TheFaceShop Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water

Monday, 13 June 2016


As I mentioned in my previous post on my current foam cleanser, I'm on a simple 3-step skincare routine especially in the morning that consists of a cleanser, a toner and a moisturiser which are all focusing on sebum-controlling property and this time I'll be reviewing the toner, Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water from TheFaceShop

Beauty Haul | ZOEVA and Solinotes Paris

Sunday, 12 June 2016

I guess it goes without saying that ever since I started working in an office environment, I've been wearing makeup like everyday. The past 2 months was all about adjusting to new environment, new routine and the need to wear makeup to work has gradually increased from week 1 to week 9. 


As I never really have proper makeup routine or set an everyday makeup look, I went on research on basic daily office makeup and one thing that came out the most was pulling a natural look i.e. natural eyeshadow colours, natural looking base foundation, and the need to have proper scent or perfume on you throughout the day.

Review | TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam

Friday, 10 June 2016

Of course, it's summer right now but here in Malaysia it's always hot and humid so for most of the time during the day, I will go to at least one item in my skincare routine that has sebum-controlling properties but as I'm taking a break from my usual brightening skincare lines  - Laneige White Plus Renew, I'm on this simple 3-step sebum-controlling skincare line from one of my favourite K-beauty brand of all time, TheFaceShop. 


Review | Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder

Thursday, 19 May 2016



I've been obsessing with pore or sebum-focusing makeup items for the past few months and this product from Etude House is just one of many that I now have in my makeup collection.

I've done a review on its sister product, Zero Sebum All Day Matte Gel so do check it out! It's basically a simple gel-based primer that you apply at the first step of base makeup and it does help with controlling the shine from beaming through my foundation. 

However, for today's review I'm going to just apply the powder with just my sunscreen on so you can see how fine and transparent it is but first let's talk about the basic things about it. 

Beauty Talk | Cleaning My Brushes

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


If there's one thing I could not give up when it comes to makeup is not washing my brushes. I usually wash these babies like once a month as I have multiple brushes for the same function for example I can use one powder brush per week and use another in the next one. But washing all of them together is quite a task so these days I rather wash one set of brush every week so it'll take like at least 15 minutes to go through all of them. 

Review | TheFaceShop Nourishing MasCream Sheet

Sunday, 15 May 2016

If you're a sheet mask junkie like me so you probably know that there are many kinds of sheet masks available in the market and they're usually being categorized into different type according to their respective formulations responding to different skin issues and what set one category to another is whether it approaches one issue at a time or multiple issues at one go.

During the first 2 years I'm into Korean beauty products, I was (maybe still am?) into buying lots of KRW1000 sheet masks from Etude House, TheFaceShop and Skinfood. The prices in Malaysia ranging between RM5 to RM7 and I grabbed a lot of them especially during sale. I use one sheet every 2 to 3 days after toning and lotion i.e. at serum or essence step and proceed with the rest of the routine.


I think it was around this time of last year that I got hooked into buying much more expensive sheet masks and I use one sheet per week usually after doing scrub and I do think the experience is much better. I first tried this MasCream Sheet in Nourishing from TheFaceShop last year and I couldn't not return back to the store and grab some more.

Beauty Routine | Lazy Nights

Friday, 13 May 2016



I'm pretty sure that lazy can never be put together with the word beauty hence I'm gonna say this first. 

This is not a routine that I do every night.

Review | Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist

Thursday, 5 May 2016

If there's one thing that you'll find in any Korean beauty enthusiast's bag, it's definitely a facial mist. As I'm definitely into anything towards that healthy looking skin that Korean women are known for, adapting this habit is a huge welcome. 

If you didn't know (I rather doubt it), a facial mist is a water-based product that usually infused with beneficial ingredients or based on formulation targeting skin issues like lack of moisture. Having this kind of product on hand means you can instantly regain moisture for your skin anytime, anywhere. 


I got into buying facial mists when I travelled a lot last year as the air within flights can be drying and having to put on sheet mask while aboard wasn't an option for me. As I was looking for a solution while I was in Innisfree store, I saw these babies and it's really great as the product comes in 2 sizes - a full-sized and a mini sized. As I know I can't ask a friend of mine to buy this and have it shipped via local postage, I grabbed 4 cans at one go. 

Drugstore Haul | Kate Tokyo

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


As I've always been a big fan of Korean skincare and makeup, there are times when I wanted to try Japanese brands available in the drugstore i.e. Watsons or Guardians. 

There of course many brands available and Kate Tokyo is the first brand I want to get into because I've always loved the brand ambassador, Meisa Kuroki ever since I saw her in a Japanese movie Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru starring Tamaki Hiroshi and Aoi Miyazaki back in 2006. It has become one of my favourite Japanese movie of all time.