Review | THE FACE SHOP White Seed Spotlight Radiance Cream

Thursday, 19 October 2017

When it comes to Korean base makeup these days, it is more than just applying a cushion foundation and a primer together. There are colour-correcting base that even comes in cushion type of packaging, many types of primers that are not merely focusing on hydration level of the skin and so much more. All of that however, are makeup products and if you're someone like me who emphasise more on skincare and want to use less amount of makeup to achieve a healthy-looking skin then you're going to like this new cream from the THE FACE SHOP.


As mentioned in my previous post, White Seed is a basic brightening skincare targeting beauty enthusiasts aged 25 and below that uses white seed complex and 3-step real brightening system to keep skin bright and transparent. As the moisturiser from this skincare line is a cream with brightening function; this product shares the same concept with added instant brightening effect to skin complexion.

First, let's go a little bit into the basic details for this product.

PLT Style | Women’s Winter Fashion Essentials

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

If you're in the UK or bound to the country anytime soon, you are currently heading into the thick of winter. As a result, expectations are that you prep your wardrobe for this upcoming cold season. However, even though being warm will be essential at this time, you can still do it with some style. The following is a list of some of the top women’s winter fashion essentials and all of these can be found at most of the top catalogue retailers


Mid-rise straight leg jeans



With the warm season out the door, it is time that you skip those skinny jeans and opt for a black or dark-blue straight leg pair instead. You can finish this off with ballet flats, your favourite loafers, or even decide to tuck them into a pair of high boots or uggs that are well suited for the cold weather. 


Fitted jacket 




A short, but at the same time snug fitted jacket, that reaches the hips is a great choice for the cold season. Even though black might be the color that comes to mind for most women, you can try something different like a cream or navy blue color. A fitted jacket can go well with skirts, dresses, jeans, pants, or simply anything you can find in your wardrobe.


Black pencil skirt 



For those who still have to work during the winter season, a black pencil skirt is not only a warm option, but also a sophisticated, flattering, and versatile one. Just remember to go with something that has minor draping or a little stretch. You can also finish it off with tights and pumps (or booties). Furthermore, make sure you do not wear it with a flat shoe.


Cardigans



Fashion experts consider cardigans to be an all year round fashion piece since they go well with practically anything. Their added advantage is they are also quite warm, which makes them perfect for the winter season. You can create and effortless and wonderful look with a three-quartered or long-sleeved cardigan, finished off with some fitted pants or straight-leg jeans and maybe add your own personal touch and add badges on it.

I guess that's all from me! It's a lovely time of the year so if you're traveling to cold countries, make sure to pack your essentials, including proper skincare products and makeup items that suit the weather, travel journal, and maybe an Instax camera. have a safe journey and  I'll see you guys on the next post! Au revoir!

Disclaimer: Images are found from the Internet. 

Review | THE FACE SHOP THE THERAPY Toning Moisture Blending Formula Cream

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

I have recently made a major change in my skincare routine as I've been indulging my skin with more anti-ageing skincare products and I have to say that my skin has never been so well-moisturised though I have to admit that for the past few years ever since I've started using Korean skincare, I've only been using brightening skincare products that sometimes tends to dry out my skin. Then, in order to counter that dryness especially around the lower half of my facial area, I got myself a different moisturiser just to smooth out the dry patches. Then again, I still want to have a brightening skincare product that can help me to achieve that healthy, glowing and bright-looking skin. 


As I mentioned in my previous post, this product is a type of Blending Cream from THE FACE SHOP's THE THERAPY anti-ageing skincare line with brightening and tone-up function. A Blending Cream that is luxuriously moisturising anti-ageing cream that holds a blend of French Sea Water that is rich in mineral and natural Essential Oils extracted from Sandalwood, Avocado and Palmarosa; now added with Calamine Powder and Niacinamide to give the skin intense hydration, anti-ageing benefits and instant brightening effect. 

Blogger Mail | THE FACE SHOP Malaysia

Thursday, 5 October 2017

As promised in my previous post on the new revamped THE FACE SHOP Malaysia online store, I'm going to share with you guys on the products that I received from the brand team on these recently launched items but first, let me talk a little bit about their online order delivery. 

   

When you placed an order via the official E-store, your order will delivered to your door within a sturdy box with the brand logo on it. I do think they use EasyParcel service and as stated in their FAQ page, they use either PosLaju Malaysia, CityLink Express or DHL to deliver your orders.

All items except sample sachets are properly wrapped using bubble wrappers which is truly a saver as to avoid the products from being teared open which can lead to broken bottles while on delivery. The packaging of each of the products aren't dented so that's another plus!

Now, let's get onto the good stuffs that were sent to me.

Online Shopping | THE FACE SHOP Malaysia

Monday, 2 October 2017

Finally. That's the word that came out of my mouth the second I got to the revamped THE FACE SHOP Malaysia online store. If you've been reading my blog for quite sometime, you guys know that my first and one of my favourite Korean beauty brand is THE FACE SHOP. I'm not gonna share with you guys the basic things like how to sign up for an account today as I'm pretty sure you all can check it out all here; I'll be highlighting the new updated feature instead. Now, let's get right into it!


The online store was fine before but only on the Desktop mode as the Mobile mode was kind of nightmare to be frank but not anymore! I'm loving the current design and layout even better perhaps thanks to my ever growing interest towards minimalist design but first, just look at the Mobile version of the website!


It is now so easy to navigate around the online store and I just love how they feature products on New Arrivals and Bestsellers section as most of the time I just want to have a quick update on what's new and hot.

Review | b.liv Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask in Soothe Me Now, Hydrate Away and Age Eraser

Friday, 29 September 2017

Which sheet mask is the best that you've tried in the whole of your skincare journey? Mine is right here. It's moisturising, brightening, smoothening and so much more! Oh, well! I guess I just gave it all away. Still, if you want to know more about these sheet masks that I'm talking about, just keep on reading!


Few weeks ago, b.liv Malaysia team had sent me these 3 babies for my skin to try and I am in love with all of them! As I mentioned in my blogger mail unboxing post previously, there are 3 variants for this Nano Bio-Cellulose mask line; Soothe Me Now, Hydrate Away and Age Eraser. 

First, let's talk about the sheet for this mask. This nano-scaled fibre structure sheet that hugs my facial area so nice like a teddy bear. I'm not kidding! The adherence to skin is so strong that even when I'm walking or sitting on a chair, the sheet slips so slightly down but still, for the best and utmost result, I'd recommend for you to lay down and let the mask do the work. 


Every sheet comes with a plastic cover which I'm going to suggest for you to remove this first, put on the mask, adjust accordingly and then remove that perforated veil. I'd try it the other way but it's hard adjusting the sheet under that plastic film. 

Blogger Mail | b.liv Malaysia

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A package came through the mail yesterday and it's from b.liv Malaysia! If you didn't know, b.liv was established in 2009 and derived from a cosmeceutical brand that was created to cater strong demand for an easy-to-use and affordable personal skincare regimen. Believing in "healthy pores, healthy skin", their way is to bring in salon-formulated and tested products which means their products undergone trials and testing in more than 200 professional skin care centres prior to placement in the retail market. I think it's safe to say that you will be getting the same treatment at the comfortable of your home similar to those available in professional skin care centres. 

Now, let's get to the items that they sent me!


Apart from their original Japan silk masks, they recently launched a new sheet mask line; the Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask that comprises 3 variants which are Age Eraser, Soothe Me Now and Hydrate Away. 

Review | Skin's Boni Yogurt Mask Pack

Monday, 7 August 2017

If you've read my previous post, I had to reupload all the photos stored in my Photobucket.com to Google Photos so I have been lacking in sleep for many nights in a row and just last Friday, I found out that the fairies on 0.8L Malaysia picked me as their winner for this mask. Awesome!


0.8L is actually a platform created by a group of people that believe honest and real reviews from users or customers can actually impact the product pricing by simplifying the traditional marketing method of the product i.e. using the social media to put the product under the spotlight among the right people e.g. beauty enthusiasts like us. They are focusing on trendy beauty items and provide a platform for brands to dip their feet in the water and see how their products actually performs. 

Photobucket is No Longer an Option

Sunday, 2 July 2017

I guess this is it guys! I'll be on hiatus for awhile as you can see in this blog that Photobucket has stopped its 3rd party image hosting services that I've been relying on for the past 10 years of my blogging journey. 

On my hiatus, I'll be taking the opportunity to re-arrange my posts, downloading massive number of photos from my Photobucket account and re-uploading to my Google account as it's much easier to access hence syncing and rearranging photos will be much easier as I can access them from all of my devices. 

I hope you can keep coming and commenting and do continue your support to this blog and I hope my hiatus won't be more than a month and I'll be back with a better contents. 

I'll see you on the next post! Sooner than I hope!

Update on 17 August 2017: 

I've updated:
  • All posts in 2017
  • Beauty Hauls from 2013 to 2017
  • All posts in September - November, 2013

Beauty Talk | Hair Care Treatments You Can Do At Home

Friday, 9 June 2017

Do you know that you can give a boost to your hair to keep it shiny, healthy and strong with one of the many effective spa treatments that you can do at home? I've been giving more attention to taking care of my hair especially the recent weeks as it's getting hotter and more humid than usual.

Some of the treatments are more like a mask that is applied to the scalp and the rest of the hair while others are an oil that is rubbed into the scalp before you rinse the hair.

Honey and Milk

One of the easy applications to the hair that will leave it soft and shiny is a combination of milk and honey. Mix a tablespoon of honey and a cup of milk, applying it from the scalp to the ends of the hair. Massage the mixture well before shampooing and rinsing.

Coconut Cream

This is an application that will leave your hair smelling like a tropical beach. There is a high amount of saturated fat in coconut, which is good for repairing any damage that has been done to the hair. All you need to do is combine fresh coconut and coconut oil in a blender. Rub the mixture between the hands to get it warm before you apply it to the scalp. Massage the head for five minutes before you cover the head with a warm towel. This will create a steam treatment for the scalp and the hair. Wash with warm water, and avoid using a blow dryer as this can dry out the hair.

Strawberry Treatment

If you're looking for an aromatic treatment for the hair, then you'll want to make a strawberry mask. Mix an egg yolk and a cup of fresh strawberries in a bowl. You also want to add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture. Massage the paste into the scalp and the rest of the hair, rinsing after 15 minutes.

PLT Style | Summer Sunnies by Warby Parker

Monday, 24 April 2017



Already planned to go somewhere this summer? I bet you do as summertime is just around the corner. I can already see tourists flooding our city area with their shorts and t-shirts just like the rest of us here. As it's always hot and sunny in Malaysia, I'd say sunglasses aren't merely a fashion staple but also a sort of requirement (same goes with high-SPF sunscreens) while we're out in the sun.    

Review | TheFaceShop Oil Control Water Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ V205 Dark Beige

Sunday, 2 April 2017

This takes me back to 2013 when I first reviewed my first cushion makeup item, a CC Cream from the same brand. Long gone the days when I don't like coverage for my skin. 

When it comes to cushion foundation or base makeup, I always opted for items with sebum control for oily T-zone, medium to full coverage and long wear. Of course, the shade should be natural and doesn't make me look like a ghost. I don't know if 2 tone lighter than your natural skin tone is  trend for you but not moi. 


So today I'll be reviewing a cushion foundation from TheFaceShop which is the Oil Control Water Cushion that offers long-lastingness, moisture and coverage at that.

Beauty Empties | March

Friday, 31 March 2017

It's the end of the month so I guess it's time for a Empties post. I gotta admit that every time I went through my Empties bin, I felt good. I used to throw out beauty products unfinished but I've been looking forward to this post at the end of every quarter of the year. So without further ado, let's get started!


For makeup remover, I ran out of my favourite cleansing water which is the The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Water. This is probably my third bottle but I don't even know why I haven't done a review on this yet. Coming soon, I promise!

That Etude House Milky You Cleansing Foam is so gentle and I've been using it almost every morning. It's great but I'd love trying out new cleansers so I won't be buying this any time soon.

I finished my ninth round of Korean skincare and this time it's the simple 3-step Chia Seed Sebum Control line from The Face Shop. I finished the Fresh Cleansing Foam I think in mid February and been using the travel size for it ever since. It's a good simple cleanser that doesn't irritate or dry out my skin or anything so I probably will be repurchasing in the future. Here's the review

Along with that I also finished the toner i.e. Moisture Water. It's a huge 300ml bottle with a push-down cap which I adore and I finished it within 8 months I think. When it comes to sebum-controlling toner, I think I'd prefer this over Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner as this still give me some moisture while balancing my normal to oily skin. I've reviewed it here. I finished the Moisture Cream few days ago and currently on tub number 2. I do like the gel texture and it absorbed into my skin rather quickly. After finishing this one, I do noticed that my skin is not as oily as before and I probably gonna repurchase the repackaged version in the future. here's the review.

Beauty Essential | Skincare for Short Travel

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Throughout the time I was in university, I only travel domestically from KK, Sabah to KL so it was never a necessity for me to have my toiletries and skincare items in mini sizes except the time when I traveled to Singapore for a day and I did just borrowed my best friends' stuff. LOL

For the past few months, I've been taking short trips to KL and overseas so today I wanna share with you guys my skincare essentials for a quick getaway or weekender.


I usually pack my essentials in 2 separate bags; the square toiletries bag from Innisfree Korea that I always place in my luggage and that travel pouch from Sephora that I carry in my Herschel backpack.

Fashion Haul | Charles & Keith Backpack and Wrislet

Friday, 3 February 2017

With New Year and upcoming holiday, I got some extra cash on hands so I was wondering what I should get to kick-start 2017 to motivate myself though let's be honest here. There were sale literally at every corner of the shopping malls! As I looked through my bag collection, I noticed that my purse is quite worn out so I decided to get myself a new one but of course, I just HAD to get that backpack the moment I laid my eyes on it. 


If you don't know me, then you probably should know that other than my Baju Kurung for office wear, I only wear blacks. Tops, bottoms, scarves, accessories, and most importantly, bags. I do have other colours for clothes but I preferably wear blacks to almost everywhere I go other than my workplace and of course, weddings.

PLT Style | Out With My Girls #2

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Out With My Girls #2


First, the outfit. When it comes to outerwear. I love plaid shirts paired with plain t-shirt and a pair of damaged jeans. It's simple and just perfect for hanging out. To add a little edge to it, I choose Timberland boots. From malling to street photography, these boots just do it all. 

For accessories, I think a simple black watch and glasses can match the whole outfit plus those nail polishes! I'm loving the formulation, really!

To carry all my necessities, I think a sling bag is enough plus I'll be just carrying a small camera, card holder and my phone (of course, some makeup items) but I guess it'll do. A small pom pom keychain adds a cute element to it. 

For makeup, I opted for high coverage foundation so Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation and for point makeup, I want dark eyeshadows hence Urban Decay Naked Smoky with Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita that last all day long. 

Of course, my final piece would be a Starbucks tumbler. I'm still looking for that black-coloured one though. 

Until next time!

Review | Sakura Kokoro Halal Japanese Skincare

Sunday, 29 January 2017


The only time I had the chance trying out Japanese skincare was when I was so curious about why Jun Ji Hyun replaced Park Han Byul as the ambassador of Hado Labo skincare and I ended up buying trial kit for its most known moisturising line. Today, I have the opportunity to share with you guys about this line of skincare which is also from Japan, Sakura Kokoro Halal Skincare by H&N Cosmetics, carried by Ippin.com.my

About Sakura Kokoro:
H&N Cosmetic's halal skincare products are easy to use and gentle on the skin, aiming not only for Muslim women, but also for local Japanese and for those who have sensitive skin. Its packaging is lightweight and easy to take with you wherever you go.

Sakura Kokoro skincare contains natural ingredients including Yoshino cherry tree leaf extract, lactic acid bacilli and fermented soy milk, grape vine extract, and damask rose flower extract, with ability to lighten the skin and improve skin appearance to promote beautiful skin.

There are 4 products comprising this skincare line and I'm going to share with you guys 3 of them which includes the facial cleanser, moisturiser, and BB Cream. I've been on easy 3-step skincare in the morning for the past few months so getting into this line of skincare is truly easy.

Review | Melati Halal Japanese Skincare

Friday, 27 January 2017

Makeup removers are among those products that ran like water. Well, at least to me, it kinda is as I can somewhat stretch my facial cleansers as I use different products according to my mood and I have separate cleansers for morning and evening but during weekdays where I usually wear wakeup to work, I tend to use one makeup remover throughout the month. 

I recently got this makeup remover from Ippin.com.my to try so I'll be sharing with you guys my thoughts on this very product. 


First, let me talk a little bit about this Melati Halal Japanese skincare line. Melati is a skincare line that is specialising in makeup removal, moisturising and sun protection products. The brand combines high quality Japanese cosmetic products with Islamic principles. 

Product Description:

This gel contains extract from coix lacryma-jobi ma-yuen seed (Adlay Coix seed) and Prunus lannesiana (a kind of cherry blossom), which has been well-known and loved since ancient times, for its effect to smooth, refine, and tone skin, prevent dark spots resulted from sun exposure, and moisturise skin. Continuous use of Melati skin care products to maintain natural, healthy, glowing skin.

Blogger Mail | Melati and Sakura Kokoro | HALAL Japanese Skincare

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Previously, I talked about an online shopping site that is based in Tokyo, Japan that not only offering variable products ranging from Japanese food, fashion and of course, Japanese beauty products but also simple ordering process and effortless shipping all the way from Japan. No worry on authenticities of the products as Ippin.com.my are monitoring their merchants closely and providing direct customer services. 

Around last month, I received a package from them which contains Japanese skincare and makeup items so today I'm going to share with you guys these items as shown below so without further adieu, let's get right into it!


First thing first, let's talk about the shipping process. I received the package in exactly 9 days including weekends after I was notified about the shipment. 9 days is quite fast considering they're merely using Japan Post Express Mail Service. As of right now, they don't give their customer to select their choice of delivery and it's quite understandable as if you've been to the site, different products have different allocated time for shipping and some of them even comes with Free Shipping. 

The items came in that sturdy regular box and each item was bubble-wrapped separately and there are layers of bubble wrapper that line the inner of the box for more protection.

Now, let's go to good stuffs the store sent me. 

Online Shopping | Ippin.com.my

Monday, 23 January 2017

If you have been following my blog for about some time then you would notice that this blog is mostly about Korean beauty products so one of the few new things I did throughout 2016 was discovering Japanese skincare and makeup. I discovered Kate Tokyo and Bifesta in our local drugstore and I went to Kose beauty counter and Shu Uemura boutique  to find out more on products and brand concepts originated from the Land of the Rising Sun.

But of course, there are not many brands readily available here in this East side of Malaysia (gosh, I miss hanging out with my bestie at Tokyo Street, Pavilion KL!) so I'm more than elated when I discovered Ippin.com.my


Ippin.com.my is a cross-border online shopping platform based in Tokyo, Japan and to date, their merchants are shipping products to 16 countries including Malaysia. Navigating myself around the website is so easy and it feels like as if I'm shopping on a Malaysia online shopping site as you can change the language (English, Chinese even Japanese!), the currency are already in MYR and payments are made via VISA, Master Card, PayPal or AliPay. More about Ippin.com.my.


The products offered on the store are ranging from food (talk about Halal ramen, snacks and green tea), cosmetics, fashion, electronic appliances, even baby stuffs! Brands like Kanebo, Shiseido, and Kose are currently topping the best-selling rank in Beauty section.

Beauty Haul | Althea Korea & The Body Shop Malaysia

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

It's definitely sale season and I'm trying my best from spending too much so for this month's haul, I just got myself some stuffs that have spent the longest time in my shopping cart i.e. the ones on Althea Korea and The Body Shop Malaysia. 

First, let's go to Althea!


I gotta admit that I've been obsessing with trying different cleansing waters and I've been wanting to get this Pure Natural Cleansing Water from I Am Sorry Just Cleansing line by the brand B-Lab for so long as this and its sister products have been recommended by the Althea Mermaid (beauty editors behind the store, I guess??) as I'm truly impressed with the product's concept and provided infographic. But of course, I wonder why these people have to name their products this way. It's so long! 


Next is the Oil Blossom Lip Mask from Petitfee. I've been hearing great things about this lip mask and how it's comparable to the much more expensive product from Laneige that I've been using for the past few months. I'm excited to see their differences. 

PLT Style | One White Day

Monday, 2 January 2017

One White Day


Timberland boots
dressinn.com


Kate Spade crossbody flap purse
1,105 MYR - neimanmarcus.com


Alexander McQueen ivory bag
1,060 MYR - ssense.com


Kate Spade white strap watch
1,145 MYR - johnlewis.com


Brioni fringe shawl
560 MYR - therealreal.com


Kate Spade transparent iphone case
180 MYR - shopbop.com


Gucci eau de toilette fragrance
445 MYR - nordstrom.com


MOLESKINE Volant large ruled white journal
71 MYR - selfridges.com





After coveting that white planner from Paperdorable.com for months, I finally got one myself and it's truly pleasing to know that it comes with a "dirt" insurance.

Anyway, it's been awhile since I gathered white items for a set of look as for the past 5 years I'm so into black in literally everything. First, the Timberland boots! Ah, of course thanks to ultimate boy crush right now - Jungkook I'm actually considering to get a pair for myself and I'm eyeing few pairs at Timberland Boutique in Imago, KK Times Square.

Second, that white messenger bag! Ah~ the one from Kate Spade is indeed so pretty but I've seen similar design in Braun Buffel but it's way more expensive, haha

As for the accessories, no card holder is prettier than those from Alexander McQueen but as it's not readily available in Malaysia, I've seen similar items in YSL. I'm not sure a Kate Spade watch can really tie the whole look together but I'd prefer a G-Shock if I were to wear a pair of Timberland shoes. A shawl is a must if I were to hang out at Starbucks all day, I mean look at that golden tumbler! LOL

Gucci EDT is just an option here but these days I'm into Salvatore Ferragamo Mysteriosa. I just can't not have a black item for a day. haha <

Do you like wearing whites too? let me know by leaving comments down below. :)