Monday, December 30, 2019

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Review

The Kiehl's avocado range took a few years of hiatus. I got to know it when I went to a newly opened Kiehl's shop early this year to look for this eye cream and the sales assistant looked at me with a puzzled expression. I believe she thinks I'm lying or crazy because her response was, "We don't have any avocado products." I was equally puzzled, because I know clearly that they had the avocado eye cream and it was my favorite a few years back. Finally, it is now back and I hope it's going to be a permanent range.

P/S: They also discontinued the acai range which I loved.

  • Brand: Kiehl's
  • Product Name: Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
  • Purchase From: Kiehl's, Bloomingdale's, Ulta, Selfridges, Macy's
  • Price: USD48 / 14g
  • Product Summary: This creamy preparation with Avocado Oil gently moisturizes the delicate eye area. The unique, concentrated texture does not migrate into your eyes. Tested under Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist control.
  • Rating:


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Top 10 Must-Buy K-Beauty Products in 2020

After published the post on Top 10 beauty products to buy in Japan, my friend asked me if I could do a K-beauty version because she's going to Seoul soon. I must say, I'm not really a big fan of the K-beauty products because the market is too cluttered and I find that a lot of Korean products are repetitive. However, I do have a handful of favourites which I can suggest for you to check out:


Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

I love my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, but let's be honest... it is expensive! Also, I heard that a lot of people are not suitable to use the SK-II FTE because of its fermented essence. Hence, I want to recommend Kiehl's Iris Extract Treatment Essence that I have used for a long time. This is my second bottle, and I can say that I can't live without it.

  • Brand: Kiehl's
  • Product Name: Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence
  • Price: RM188/200ml
  • Purchase From: Kiehl's, Selfridges, Bloomingsdale 
  • Product Description: With age, skin’s texture begins to look rough and radiance is lost. The causes are three-fold: skin’s hydration levels and cell turnover rate decrease, and the integrity of the skin’s layers is reduced. To reactivate these properties and impart essential nutrients, Kiehl’s proudly introduces Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence – a multi-action formula that optimizes penetration of subsequent skin treatments and instantly reveals radiant, smooth and younger-looking skin.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Top 10 Must-Buy Beauty Products When in Japan Year 2020

One of my 2020 bucket lists is to travel to Tokyo. Although I've been to Tokyo twice, I still eager to go to Tokyo again. Part of the excitement when travel to Japan is to discover their beauty products. Japanese have amazing products and with their high standard manufacturing practice, you can be sure that you are getting high-quality beauty products.

It isn't hard to look for the best beauty products to try. When you enter any drugstore in the city area, they have package the best-sellers beauty products in a bundle and they are very easy to spot. You'll understand what I mean if you've ever visited the Japanese drugstore. Otherwise, look for the Cosme 2019 sticker on the products - that means the product has won the Cosme Award (beauty award in Japan).

Here are my picks for Japanese beauty products to try in 2002:


Sunday, December 15, 2019

I Tried the Coco & Eve Hair Masque So You Don't Have To

For the same reason as the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask, I bought this Coco & Eve Hair Mask because it keeps popping up my radar on social media. It feels like this brand came out overnight and was already a success in the market. Generally, I got curious. I kinda suspect that the Coco & Eve and Sand & Sky brands are from the same company, but when I looked up at the addresses, they're both different. If you have any information about the companies, please let me know.

Brand: Coco & Eve
Product Name: Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque
Purchase From: ASOS, Selfridges, Revolve ClothingPrice: $50
Product Description: A hair masque and tangle tamer set that will transform your hair after only one treatment, taming frizz and adding shine to your locks.



Saturday, December 14, 2019

[CLOSED] Reader's Survey Giveaway worth up to RM500

It's approaching Christmas and I have the urge to run a giveaway on this blog.

I started this blog not long ago (about 1 month) and  I need some guidance from you on how to bring this blog to the next level. How you can help me, and in return stand a chance to win the makeup set prizes, you have to complete the 2 steps below:


Thursday, December 12, 2019

HBL Award: Best Skincare of 2019

When it comes to skincare, I am very conventional. I stick to brands and products that use the ingredients that I'm comfortable with. Unlike makeup, I am not adventurous to try out new stuff in the market. Hence, these are the new discoveries that I've made this year and I think they're the top 5 I would recommend to you.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HBL Award: Best Makeup of 2019

Why should you care about the Her Beauty Lookbook Award? First of all, my opinions are organic. I did purchase and tried on these products, so the selection that goes into this post is genuine. Second, I am not paid by the brands to publish this. This is unlike the Magazines Beauty Award where they feature the highest-paid client's products, I am betting that you can rely on my recommendations.

That being said, I hope to retain this as an annual affair where I will talk about the products I love the most, from the vast makeups or skincare that I've tried throughout the year. Here's what made it to the HBL Award for Best Makeup Products in 2019.


Friday, December 6, 2019

What I Got From Sephora Black Friday Sale 2019

I'm a Sephora Gold Member. Because of that my friends thought I always shop in Sephora. That is not true. I limit my shopping only when they have sale, double-points period and my birthday month. One of the sale period for Sephora that you should look out for is Black Friday. This year, the sale is 15% off everything!


Monday, December 2, 2019

My Favorite Sunscreen for Underneath the Makeup: Shiseido Perfect UV Perfector SPF50+ PA+++

I love a good sunscreen especially if it is good for applying underneath the makeup. I believe that sunscreen and foundation should go hand-in-hand, they both should be best friends because both of the products are worn together during the day. Currently on my favorite list is the Shiseido's Perfect UV Perfector SPF50+ PA++++ (that's a mouthful, isn't it?)

Brand: Shiseido
Product Name: Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ PA++++
Purchase from: Saks Fifth Avenue, NordstormPrice: $38
Size: 50ml
Product Summary: Powerful sun protection featuring WetForce technology, and offering multi-protection against damaging environmental assaults such as UV rays, pollutants and dryness.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

November 2019: What's in My Trash

A lot of beauty bloggers and YouTube beauty gurus often feature their monthly posts on product empties. This post is similar to that, but my take is on what I toss out of my beauty shelf. There will be some products that I discard because it is so bad and I don't want to continue using it. Since I have the opportunity to try out a lot of beauty products, some didn't make it till the last drop. So I dedicate this monthly post to all the best products that I have dry up or the worst products that I don't want to waste my time on.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

L'Occitane Immortelle Reset Review: It Works!

If only there’s a device that can reset our youth back in a natural way to our younger days, it would be amazing. Although, there’s no advanced technology to do so at this moment, we can definitely use the L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Serum. I got this serum as a sample from sending all my beauty empty bottles for recycling at L'Occitane, after one use, I knew I had to get it.

Brand: L'Occitane
Product Name: Immortelle Reset Oil-in-Serum
Purchase From: QVC, Nordstorm, Adore Beauty
Price: $59
Size: 30ml
Product Summary: A delicate oil-in-serum dual texture that melts perfectly into the skin, with Immortelle Essential Oil, known for its anti-aging properties, encapsulated in golde, caviar-like capsules, and Acmella Oleracea extract known for its immediate smoothing properties, and Marjoram extracts to help reawaken skin, infused in a translucent serum.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Do You Actually Need A Beauty Fridge?

Now, here’s something we never thought we need and suddenly, it’s in everyone’s shopping cart on Amazon. I don’t think there’s a need to explain what a Beauty fridge is, it is pretty much self-explanatory. But, the question is... do we really need it?


Monday, November 25, 2019

5 Uses of Micellar Cleansing Water That You Didn’t Know

Micellar Water is a beauty game changer. This product has been in the market for years, however it did not receive the recognition it deserves until recently.

Micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The micelles attracted to oil and dirt, so they are able to clean out impurities without disturbing the skin's condition.

1. Brush cleanser

Because of its ability to attract impurities and remove makeups, it can also be used as brush cleanser. Put the micellar water in a small cup, soak the brush bristles in the cup for five minutes. The makeups should be easily washed off with warm water.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Mask Review

If you're on social media often, you probably have come across the Sand & Sky ad on their so-called amazing Australian Pink Clay mask. I got curious after seeing so many influencers using it, so I gave it a try. I bought this from Sephora, just saying so you'll know this isn't sponsored.

Brand: Sand & Sky
Product Name: Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
Purchase From: Sephora, ASOS, Cult Beauty
Price: $49
Product Summary: The Australian botanical infused pink clay mask is a super-powered 4-in-1 formula. It's an instant detox mask to tighten pores, invigorate a dull complexion and instantly boost radiance. 


Friday, November 22, 2019

The First Makeup Museum to be Opened in NYC

This is going to be the bucket list of all beauty enthusiasts - the first ever official makeup museum will be opening in NYC in May 2020.

“The Makeup Museum is a critical institution for the cultural landscape in New York because makeup has a 10,000-year history. There is so much that the Makeup Museum wants and has to explore. The 1950s is a perfect time period for the Makeup Museum to start within the debut exhibition because the 1950s is the birth of the modern cosmetics industry.” - Doreen Bloch, Executive Director & Cofounder of the Makeup Museum


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner

I grabbed this Herbivore Balancing Toner because of the beautiful bottle. I didn't have much expectation, but it turned out to be one of the best balancing toner I've ever tried.

Brand: Herbivore

Product Name: Jasmine Water Balancing Toner

Purchase from: Sephora, Nordstorm, Anthropologie

Price: USD39

Product SummaryA toner formulated to bring balance to your skin.  It's formulated with organic jasmine water, which is infused with oil-reducing and antioxidant-rich green tea, blemish-fighting white willow bark, soothing aloe vera and toning witch hazel.



Friday, November 15, 2019

10 Beauty Advent Calendar You Should Check Out in 2019

One of the best things when Christmas shopping is the advent calendar that beautifully displayed at the shop windows. Not only it is so pretty as a gift, but some advent calendar is also a bargain. I particularly love the beauty advent calendar because I'm able to try out beauty samples without committing to the full-sized price. Some advent calendar also has full-sized products which give a lot of values to the purchase. The pretty packaging is always a bonus, and you can also reuse them as mini drawers.

What is an advent calendar?

It is a piece of card incorporating small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent to reveal a picture appropriate to the season. It is particularly popular for counting down to Christmas. In this context, an advent calendar is a collection of beauty products (usually stocking stuffer sizes) in tiny boxes or pockets. As you reveal each box or pocket, you are counting down to Christmas. It serves as a pre-Christmas gift, and some is an actual Christmas gift.


Liberty London's advent calendar sells out every year like hotcakes. And some people actually make money by reselling it. So, if you ever get the chance to purchase one, don't think twice. The value of this year's advent calendar is almost £600 but pay only £215. Available only at Liberty.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

VT x BTS Premium Collagen Cushion (Limited Edition)

If you're a BTS fan, I don't see why you shouldn't get this VT x BTS Collagen Pact. Before I roll out the review, I must first make it clear that I have no knowledge of the Korean pop culture. But I would like to think that I'm pretty good at testing out beauty products. So I'm going to focus on the product itself, instead of the collaboration between VT and BTS.

Price: 35,000 (RM100+)

Purchase: PLAY UP Advance, Ground Floor, Fahrenheit88



5 Things You Need to Know About Face Oil

If you have been thinking of trying face oil, but afraid that it will clog your pores, you can use some information here. Get to know the myth and facts about face oil: 


Is Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick Halal?

Today we'll swerve our topic to Huda Beauty's lipstick, whether it is halal or not? I think this topic has been a hot debate amongst our Islamic sisters. So I want to spell out the different school of thoughts and leaving you information that enables you to make an informed decision whether to use this lipstick or ditch it.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio in Medium 200 Review

When Fenty Beauty first launched, the Match Stix Trio was a hit. It flew off the shelf immediately after Rihanna released her brand in Sephora. And I was one of those who kept battling with the server and connection of the Sephora site to get them. Glad I made it through, hence these beautiful babies are now in my possession.

Brand: Fenty Beauty 

Product Name: Match Stix Trio 

Shade: Medium 200

Price: RM230

Purchase from: Sephora, Harvey Nichols

Product Summary: A magnetised trio of longwear, light-as-air makeup sticks curated by skin tone with two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight.



LuLuLun Hokkaido Lavender Mask Review

If you've never tried the LuLuLun masks, it's about time. I purchased the Lululun Hokkaido Lavender from Japan. This scent falls under the Premium range which is only available in Japan. Otherwise, the generic range is available widely in most beauty department or drugstores.

Brand: LuLuLun

Product Name: Hokkaido Lavender Mask

Purchase from: Walmart, Skinstore, YesStyle

Price: Approximately RM35

Product Summary: Ultra-thick sheet that fits comfortably to your skin, Lotion permeates penetratingly on adult skin.



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pat McGrath Labs Mini Mattetrance Skin Show Trio Review

Let me start this off by saying, you absolutely have to get this Pat McGrath Trio Minis if you love good lipsticks. And now, let's dive straight to the point why you should get it:

Brand: Pat McGrath Labs

Product Name: Mini Mattetrance Trio

Collection: Skin Show

Purchase from: Sephora

Price: RM112

Product Summary: A trio of lust-worthy mini lipsticks in Pat McGrath Labs' bestselling shades.



Monday, November 11, 2019

Jill Stuart Loose Blush Review

This blush is extremely pretty - that's enough excuse to get one. I got drawn to it because of the unique packaging and the very girly salmon pink shade of the blush. I'm really into salmon pink shades at the moment because it lifts up the spirit whenever I look at it. Plus, the delicate dandelion applicator adds the fun of it.

Brand: Jill Stuart

Product name: Loose Blush

Shade: 02 Fluffy Flower

Purchase from: Sephora

Product explanation: Just like cotton candy, this Loose Blush is sure to keep you sweet! You’ll be pretty in pink when you use the soft puff stick applicator to apply a hint of colour to your cheekbones. The powder blush even has a delicate shimmer for a naturally radiant finish.

Price: RM160


Read the review below:

Huda Beauty New Nude Palette Review

Looks like the pink hue eyeshadow is going to be the next big trend in makeup. Or is it already happening now? First, there was the Urban Decay Naked Cherry. And now, this - Huda Beauty Nude. On the first glance, it doesn't resemble the usual nude that we are accustomed for which is the skin tone browns. It has pink-peach tones which don't resemble the nude that we are familiar with. But according to Huda Kattan, this palette is a game-changer to all the nude palettes ever made. It embraces confidence and not the "naked nude".

Brand: Huda Beauty 

Product name: New Nude Palette

Purchase from: Sephora

Price: RM275

Product summary: A game-changing palette that reinvents nude with revolutionary textures and colours



Sunday, November 10, 2019

LUSH is now online in Malaysia

Fan of LUSH in Malaysia, now you can purchase their products online on their website


  • You don't have to go through the hassle to go to KL City to purchase your LUSH products.
  • For those who are sensitive to the smell of LUSH boutique, you can skip the agony for being physically there.
  • You can view the products in the comfort of your own home, enjoying the process of adding and removing them from the virtual carts, and basically the benefit of online shopping at home. 


  • You need to be a registered customer to order. No guest check-out option.
  • No free shipping and LUSH products such as shower gel, shampoo, etc aren't light :(
  • Only credit card payment is allowed. But I believe they will be upgrading the system to include more payment options. 
  • Unable to test the products before purchasing.