May 26, 2018

Laneige and Mamonde,Sulwhasoo and Etude House :6 % off to welcome the abolisment of GST 2018



 

Amorepacific Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Amorepacific Malaysia), a Korean-based beauty company celebrates the abolishment of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) by offering a six percent discount on beauty products across its brands i.e Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde and Etude House.


This special discount is offered from May 21 until 31, 2018 and is applicable to products sold at the various brands’ beauty counters and boutiques.


“GST has been a burden to many who wanted it abolished. When the nation received the good news on the abolishment, we took the opportunity to celebrate with our customers by offering them a privileged discount,” said Margaret Chin, General Manager of Amorepacific Malaysia.

According to Chin, brands under Amorepacific Malaysia have from time to time offer special treats and promotional packs to help customers enjoy cost savings. Chin added “Maintaining healthy skin has become a neccessity for most women so it is the company’s mission to help our customers achieve that.”

Sulwhasoo, Laneige and Mamonde are available nationwide including East Malaysia. While, Innisfree and Etude House will focus on its growth in the Peninsular Malaysia before expanding to East Malaysia in the third quarter of 2018.


Laneige BB Cushion



Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Laneige lip mask - The first lip mask in beauty line









About Amorepacific
Established in September 1945, AMOREPACIFIC Corp.(referred to as ‘AMOREPACIFIC’) is  South Korea’s largest beauty and health company that is committed to becoming the “Asian Beauty Creator” and has provided global customers with a total package of beauty and health solutions through 30 brands spanning beauty, household, and healthcare products. Building upon its expertise that is balanced with tradition and modern science, AMOREPACIFIC has been operating cutting-edge R&D centers and product distribution channels in 14 countries including the US, China, France and Southeast Asia. The company joined UN Global Compact in 2007 in its pursuit of sustainable management that matches the global standards and was admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in 2010.

May 1, 2018

Althea's Bare Essential : As Easy As 123


Ever since the successful and overwhelming response of the first Althea in-house beauty product, Petal Velvet Powder (a type of loose powder with pleasant flower scent). This time, Althea, an online beauty skincare brand from Korea come out with its latest beauty skincare range!

The term “ Bare Essentials” denoting that skincare could be strip down in the basic fundamental care. Once you got it right, then your skin is protected, which is why I agree with it, cause the fact you don’t need to apply every skincare on your skin to nourishing your skin.


These thoughtfully crafted products give the benefits of the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, rolled into 3 quick and easy steps. 




I have tried and tested the Bare Essentials range, and here are some quick reasons why that I love it!

1. Continuing from the Althea Petal Velvet powder, all the Althea in house products infused with the natural subtle scent that you will love it! It doesn't smell like Green tea, erm...maybe I should say it smells very much like the korean flower, Althea.

2. Minimalist packaging

3. Feeling convenient to use it.



1. Contour Cleanser 




Contour Cleanser  150g RM23.00


It has tiny capsules embedded into the cleanser which effectively exfoliate the skin and feeling gentle. It detoxifies our skin and bring out the radiant you. Feeling your skin reborn after washing with Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser. 





It has cream-like texture, and microcapsules embedded inside, get rid of the dead skin in a gentle yet effective way. 




2. Primer Water 




Primer Water 200ml
RM43.00

I use it quite frequently. Not only for their minimalist packaging, the scent exuding while applying on my skin makes me feel so pampered! As the name suggests, it is a 2-in-1 toner and primer. Made with patented dewdrop technology, making the liquid texture glide through easily. (watch my video to know more!) It allows hydration to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin. 

Made with Snow Lotus extracts, this primer water has an incredibly smooth and silky texture that enhances the skin's natural glow, leaving your skin ready to prep-up for the make up or heads up with your daily routines~  (I do skip Fixer cream if I am running out of time.)





3. Fixer Cream


Fixer Cream   50g
RM50.00

Despite me skipping this in a morning skincare routine, I make sure that I will apply it during the night. It provides intense hydration that penetrates deeply into our skin. Which is what my skin needed after a long day of exposing to external environment! 

The hydration key ingredients? 
Trehalose, Green tea, Baobad Tree




Now, with Bare Essentials, you can turn your 10-step skin routines into a mere 3 steps! 






Althea


April 26, 2018

Hada Labo: Beauty Talk Show by Famous Taiwanese Beauty guru Liu Yen with celebrities Jojo Goh, Emily Chan, Carol Ong and Jeffrey Cheng

Harlo~~~ I am so sorry for keep procastinating. This beauty talk show held in March, but I only manage to blog about it here today.

Anyway, continue to read on as you may found the tips you will never know before!
 Thanks for invitation from Circuit Communications, it was a Beauty Talk Show by Famous Taiwanese Beauty guru Liu Yen with celebrities  Jojo Goh, Emily Chan, Carol Ong and Jeffrey Cheng.


Photo credit to the official photographer of the event

The event started with warm welcoming by Bernard the MC of the day. He is quite full of charismatic, and I am surprised that he can speak English fluently. I thought he speak mainly Mandarin. 





To be honest, I didn't know I get to meet and greet with so many local celebrities and all of them are my favourite! Started by (from left to right )
Jeffrey Cheng (he is so handsome and charming!), Carol Ong, Taiwanese Beauty guru, Liu Yen

 Jojo Goh, Emily Chan, Carol Ong and Jeffrey Cheng



Beauty tips that I've learnt
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The 8 types of skin lotion.

Whintening and Whintening(Light), Premium Whitening, Premium Hydrating,  Hydrating (light) , Blemish & Oil Control,Lifting & Firming,


The topic of the day mainly circling about Hydration. Hydration under different circumstances. The Beauty guru Liu Yen shared that in fact she has all the 8 bottles of them and used under different circumstances depending on the purpose, and how efficient you want it to be and for different skin types.


1. A newscaster by profession, Carol shared that the hectic and busy schedules often got her working tirelessly until the wee hours; and this causes her skin to develop visible fine lines around the eye area. While hydration is imperative to prevent aging, it is also crucial to use


products that are suitable to the skin type. The Hada Labo Lifting & Firming lotion serves as an ideal anti-aging skincare product, as it does not only help to improve and prevent visible fine lines, the lotion also strengthens skin elasticity.





2. Emily Chan said that her skin is susceptible to breakout easily due to her hectic schedule and irregular sleeping time. It trouble her when there are pimples as many steps are needed in doing make up to cover those pimple properly. She relys so much on different concealers to cover those  annoying pimples.
Taiwanese Beauty guru, Liu Yen  recommended her the green bottle of Blemish & Oil control Hydrating Lotion (green bottle lotion), used only when breakout happen. On the other time, normal daily routine a normal lotion will do.

The Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion is formulated to condition the skin’s oil production, fight blemishes and calm irritated skin while ensuring that skin remains fresh and hydrated all-day long.
Hence , she can apply with her bare fingers or make it into a mask. The skin will believed to be calm down within 1 or 2 days depend on the individual.            







3. Jojo Goh, on the other hand, concerned that her skin feels unusually dry especially upon travelling, which could be due to the environmental change. Nevertheless, with proper hydration coupled with the right hydrating product, the skin feels hydrated and supple for longer hours without the need to layer an application of face mist.  Hada Labo’s Hydrating Lotion is ideal as it serves as a hydrating agent to lock-in moisture for a significantly soft, smooth and supple skin. 










4. Jeffrey, as the only male artist among the celebritiy guests, asking questions for man.
He wondered if it is possible to have comprehensive skincare range like woman?
Or do men need to incorporate any other products in man’s skincare routine?

Especially among men, tend to forgo the fundamental steps of hydration in their skincare routine and opt for mask application right away.



Liu Yen: A person’s skincare routine should always include basic hydration steps – which are cleansing and hydrating; and Hada Labo’s hydrating lotion (light version: transparent bottle with a slice of mini green bar) is ideal for men as it comes with light texture that absorbs quickly into skin. 






The event then ended with lucky draw to the joining audience. And yours truly, Me. I am so lucky to be the only one lucky blogger to walk away their lucky draw goodie bag! 

Thank you so much Hada Labo! Thank you Liu Yen! I do treasure it as I am quite concerning onto my skincare routine knowing that great and natural , radiant complexion comes from a proper care of skincare routine, also it makes the process on putting on make up easier. 


I am so lucky that I got this beauty brush given by Beauty Guru Liu Yen, all the way from Taiwan. The beauty brush is use to cleanse our face. It has dense amount of soft brush, that is gentle yet cleansing our face efficiently. 

She noted that, many claim to have, and incorporate beauty products into their skincare routine. However, it doesn't show much effect on them even after using for pro-long time. Hence, Liu Yen said that we have to take note on the way we applied our skincare. 

Me, for example. I use cotton pad to apply toner/lotion onto my skin. However, I no need to use cotton pad for Hada Labo Hydrating lotion, as the lotion has fine particle that can penetrate into our skin. Hence, the best way to apply is to apply it after cleansing our face, and pour 2 or 3 drops onto our dry, clean fingers before massage circularly onto our skin until it is completely absorbed. 



Other goodie in my goodie bag, the Hada Labo exfoliating face wash. I also bought the pink bottle of moisturiser as mine going to be empty soon. 

Talking about the Hada Labo Exfoliating Face Wash, you will want to try it if you have stubborn black head on your nose like me. Although I can't be 100% sure of the effect. Cause I do use different brand of face wash on different day. 

I found out that my nose has become slightly red after using exfoliating face wash. Then I looked closer into the red nose area, that was when i was quite taken aback that the stubborn blackhead on my nose has become much, very very much, obviously more fine. 

Actually it looks like it diminishes my blackhead at the first glimpse, but upon closer inspection, I realised that those mini pore which was blackhead previously has become so clean and so fine, or simply it has gone. The only things that didn't happen is that, it is not 100% gone, but I am so happy that almost 80% of them gone! 

Can you imagine, those stubborn blackhead which has been residing on  my nose for years has been effective wash away just in several times of face washing? 

Of course, I am so happy as I never expect it to happen! If you are the user of  Hada Labo Exfoliating Face Wash, let me know if the same thing happens to you too! 


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April 8, 2018

Equip yourself with UV Shield and Brace for the Hot Weather




Earlier this year, Malaysians experienced nice cool weather for over a week. Many loved the unusual cool weather that is experienced more commonly in four season countries while some prefer a warmer climate. However, no one enjoys extreme hot climate with temperature soaring above 35°C.

As we approach February, the temperature seemed to have been rising and this hot climate could last till March/April. During this time of the year, we perspire more, the heat starts to affect our mood and our skin feels burnt when we are outdoors. In a recent news report, the Meteorological Department has warned the public that the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation is at its extreme high and it could reach up to an index reading of 15 in the afternoon on a clear day. Any reading above 11 is considered as extreme, according to the international standard measurement of the level of UV radiation exposure. Before it takes a toll on you, shield yourself from the strong UV rays and the scorching heat. Get your UV shields ready before you step out and expose yourself to the sun and heat.

What are UV shields? Among some of the common UV shields would include an umbrella, a broad rim hat, ultra-thin jacket with UV protection, UV sleeves, sunglasses, sunblock, and whitening skincare which is ideal for summer and a hot climate such as ours to ensure that skin remains bright and flawless!

Here are 5 tips from Mamonde to help you cope with the hot weather that we are experiencing now:

1.     Stay Indoors and Surround Yourself with Flowers

It is best to stay indoors as much as you can to protect yourself from the scorching hot sun. Surround yourself with flowers as flowers are known as a source of happiness and the floral scents lifts the spirit and relaxes you. 

I have recently received this preserved flower. It looks pretty in the day, and exude that aesthetic and romantic atmosphere at the night. Best of all, this is a real flower that can last for at least 1 year. It is perfect to create a relaxing atmosphere at home. But if you have to spend time outdoors then ensure to pack the necessary UV shields with you and also a bottle of mist to hydrate your skin.

2.     Drink Cooling Floral Teas to Combat the Heat

Cooling teas are known to combat the summer heat. Most cooling tea infusions are made from dried flowers and leaves such as Chrysanthemum, honeysuckle, lotus leaves and mulberry leaves. Preparation for these cooling teas are easy and can be done at home. To sweeten your tea, just add honey or rock sugar.

3.     Infuse your Food with Edible Flowers

The hot weather can take a toll on you with heavy perspiration and the heat certainly does not leave you in a good mood. Edible flowers are therapeutic as they contain nutrients and benefits the body. Rose for example is a popular edible flower. The petals contain about 95 percent water and they also contain vitamin C. Cooking with rose petals also makes you feel good. Bright coloured edible flowers are a good source of antioxidants and they also contain other vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Therefore, including edible flowers in your food intake during this hot season is ideal as it helps to replenish lost nutrients and minerals.

4.     Shield your Skin with Calendula

The hot weather requires you to shield your skin from UVA and UVB. Use not just any ordinary sunblock but one that has restorative properties. A sunblock that contains Calendula plant extracts offer additional benefits to the skin apart from protecting it from UV. Calendula promotes fast healing from burns and inflammation; and it also has restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow. If you are outdoors, it is recommended that you reapply the sunscreen every two hours especially when the sun is hottest between 1pm to 4pm.

5.     Apply Whitening Care for A Flawless Radiant Skin
The whitening line is especially popular during summer to maintain bright flawless skin despite the effects of the heat and UV. Mamonde’s Pure White – whitening range combines whitening and anti-aging care to dispel effects caused by the sun. It is formulated using only the buds of the white Magnolia flowers before blooming, which contain the highest content of the active ingredients to aid in removing signs of old age, blemishes and yellow skin tone in exchange for a brighter and fairer complexion. Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Line includes the Pure White Ultra Active Skin Softener, Pure White Ultra Active Emulsion, Pure White Ultra Active Essence, and Pure White Ultra Active Cream.







Note: The following article is taken from PR with minor amendment. Would update it if I have tried the products in the near future) 

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