Wednesday, December 1, 2021

November 2021: What's in my trash

The last time I posted on beauty products I completed/toss out was back in January 2020. I can't tell what happened in between because it seems like just a blink of an eye and we fast-forward to a year and a half later.

This is going to be a long post, with so many products empties that I have used up and also I did a little spring cleaning to toss out those I don't want to use further. 


Monday, November 22, 2021

Spoiler Alert: Dior 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar Revealed

Really, there’s no secret to the content of the Dior advent calendar. When you purchase it, there’s already the product description on the outside. And also, if you're a Dior fan, it is also quite hard to dodge the unboxing videos on social media. I'm guilty of posting up the unboxing video almost the next day after I gotten the advent calendar. Not to spoil the fun and destroy the spirit of advent calendar, but the excitement is another level that I can't contain. 

I'm going to be very honest with the review here. So, click on to read the unexpected:


Monday, November 15, 2021

Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette Eyeshadow

I received this as a gift from my friend. I wouldn't think of buying an eyeshadow in the middle of a pandemic when we have nowhere to dress up for. But this gift is well received and I begin to love it after the first swatch.

  • Brand: Natasha Denona
  • Product Name: Mini Nude Palette
  • Purchase From: Sephora
  • Price: RM109
  • Size: 0.8g each pan
  • Price: RM21.80 per pan 
  • Made in Italy


Sunday, November 7, 2021

2021 Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar (Malaysia Edition)

Typically, Malaysia does not get the stock for Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, unless there is additional leftover stock. Only a few brands do the advent calendar sale in Malaysia. However, we see growth, more beauty brands are bringing their advent calendar into the Malaysian market. 

Here are some of the advent calendars you may get in Malaysia, with no promises though, as they are extremely limited. 


Saturday, July 31, 2021

La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator


As long as we are stuck in lockdown mode, I will continue to drop my review on skincare. There is literally no chance (or no motivation) to try out new makeup products. 

The La Mer Replenishing Oil Exfoliator works hand-in-hand with the Cleansing Foam which I talked about in the previous post. I use this exfoliator around 2-3 times weekly, right after my regular cleanser with the La Mer Cleansing Foam.

Brand: La Mer

Product name: The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator

Purchase from: Sephora, La Mer 

Price: RM470

Size: 100ml

Price breakdown: RM4.70/1ml


Friday, July 23, 2021

La Mer The Cleansing Foam


When I was much younger, I always think that a face cleanser is something I shouldn’t spend much on. So I stick to drugstore brands and even picked up the cheapest I can find. But now I have a totally different perspective. 

If you ever going to invest in your skincare products, you should invest it in the cleanser. An effective cleanser is really the only thing that you need. Since it is also the first step in any skincare regime, you should pay attention to your skincare performance - do is clean your skin thoroughly, will it harm your skin (some cleanser contains ingredients that might strip off your skin), does it retain the moisture level of your skin? 

I really never give much thought to cleansers until I bought the La Mer The Cleansing Foam. I purchased this out of curiosity and it was also the time La Mer debut in Sephora, so I thought I would give it a try. This is when it changed my perspective of facial wash entirely.

Brand: La Mer
Product name: The Cleansing Foam
Purchase from: Sephora, La Mer
Price: RM385
Size: 125ml
Price breakdown: RM3.08/1ml

Monday, July 12, 2021

Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream

I have never thought of reviewing a deodorant on my blog because it is generally a product that we don't pay too much attention to. But, I am so excited to share with you how fantastic this deodorant is. Not just sharing the information, I actually bought a few for my friends too, so they can try it for themselves. 

Drunk Elephant is still a new skincare brand. They pride themselves as a clean skincare brand, i.e. using minimal ingredients on the product and also mindful of its packaging materials. Because of their philosophy, I think it is worth it to try out the brand. If their product works, then I'll stick to it, and this deodorant will be one of them that I'll stick to for a long time. 

Brand: Drunk Elephant
Product name: Sweet Pitti
Purchased from: Sephora
Price: RM69
Size: 60ml
Price breakdown: RM1.15/1ml


Sunday, May 30, 2021

CS12 Miracle Mask

CS12 is a well-known indie skincare brand in Hong Kong, but surprisingly it is actually a Malaysian brand. I have been seeing a lot of hype about the Miracle Mask, which is a sheet mask, especially in magazines and social media. I tried to get it sometime at the end of the year, unfortunately, it was out of stock. That resulted in me contacting the owner of the brand to reserve it for me when they have it in stock. I thought she had forgotten about my request, surprisingly, last month she contacted me and told me the mask is back in stock. 

Brand: CS12

Product name: Miracle Mask

Purchase from: Directly from CS12 website

Price: RM218

Size: 7 sheets; 30ml per sheet

Price breakdown: RM31.15 per sheet


Thursday, May 20, 2021

What To Do If You Don't Like Your Perfume

If you are an avid perfume collector, there bound to be a few scents that you regret buying. Or perhaps, it's a gift but you are too embarrassed to return the present. Here are some tips on what you can do with the fragrances that you don't like.

Let me know what are the perfumes that you dislike in the comment below.


Monday, May 3, 2021

LUSH Mother of Pearl Bath Bomb & Jasmine Cream Bubble Bar


I was so thrilled to try out the latest LUSH's Bath Bomb and Bubble Bar - Mother of Pearl and Jasmine Cream respectively. These two releases are limited edition in conjunction with Mother's Day. The bath bombs provide skin benefit (depending on the types of bath bombs you choose), meanwhile, the bubble bar gives the luscious bubble foam. So, the two have different functions, hence I put both into my bath for a self-pampering time that I deserve.


Sunday, March 28, 2021

New In: DIOR Forever 3 New Makeup Must-Haves

The most important part of makeup lies in the skin. The perfection of flawless skin is the base for all types of makeup whether you want to go for a no-makeup look or a full runway fashion show makeup. Hence, I’ve invested a bit in the new Dior Forever range - Dior Forever Skin Veil SPF20 Primer, Dior Forever Fluid Foundation & Dior Forever Cushion Powder to achieve the flawless skin illusion. 

Continue reading to discover further.


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Trying Out New Brand: Huxley Beauty

Huxley Beauty isn't a new brand in the K-Beauty market. However, I just managed to receive some of the products to try out, courtesy of my friend, Eros. I have been seeing this brand everywhere, especially on the major Korean beauty online stores. This brand picks up its popularity some time end of the year 2019. 

The products that I have here are from the Secret of Sahara range, which focuses on hydration.

After I did some research, I found out that Huxley is safe for sensitive skin. Albeit, the ingredients do contain fragrance, they are mostly FDA approved (means it is safe for food & drug). It is the ultimate minimalist skincare as they use very minimal ingredients that packs a punch, also keeping the packaging as simple as possible. 

There is a rumour that flight attendants in South Korea swear by this brand to keep their skin hydrated in flight. 

Here's my very brief first impression of the brand.


Monday, February 22, 2021

DIOR Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum

This is by far the most expensive skincare product that I've ever bought. Off the shelf, it is RM1380. That's a price tag above minimum wage in Malaysia. It is ridiculous! It is unnecessary! What a show-off! But yet, my irrational mind thinks I should get it. In my defense, I was presented with a good opportunity. My bff (his blog is Fishmeatdie, do show him some love), told me he has some Isetan vouchers and he could give it to me. So technically, I spent RM800+ on this serum. It is still a hefty price tag, but at least I got some value back. In any angle that I tried to present my case, behind my mind there is still a little whisper that says, I shouldn't have bought it. Anyway, we have come to this, so, I might as well make use of my experience with this luxury serum and share with you some thoughts. 

Brand: DIOR Prestige

Product Name: La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum

Purchase from: Dior Beauty counter/boutique

Price: RM1380

Size: 50ml

Price breakdown: RM27.60 / 1 ml


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Lipsticks That Won't Stain the Mask

While adapting to the new-norm of wearing a surgical mask every time we go out, I discover a new problem - I can't put on my usual favorite lipsticks that don't stain the mask. This problem has prompted me to search for good transfer-proof lipsticks and I have narrow it down to my top 3 favorites here. 

Generally, those matte liquid lipsticks are good to be worn under the masks. However, I did experience some that still transfer onto my mask. And liquid lipsticks are drying on my lips, hence it could be a hit or miss if you try out certain brands. 

I love these 3 lipsticks and been rotating the use quite often.


Monday, January 18, 2021

2020 Beauty Favourites

2020 was a weird year. I stopped blogging due to a lack of motivation. The momentum slowed down as we enter the lockdown phase and personally, it was a life-changing phase as well. I must say I didn’t try new makeup that much due to staying at home mostly and wearing mask at all times. But I still discovered some good products that I could share with you guys: