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.
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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?