September 30, 2017

[Monthly Project] #12 July-Sep 2017 Empties

Monthly Project (September 2017)

#12 July to September 2017 Empties


Hello peeps! Welcome back to another episode where I share my product empties. Since I have been collecting for the past 3 months, the product items have definitely increased as compared to previous sharings.


Monthly Project; July to September 2017 Empties



Let's get down to the product empties for the quarter, shall we? ;)


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① Bausch+Lomb's renu fresh multi-purpose solution (120 ml)




Strength(s) : Portable packaging, not irritant to the eyes, keeps the contact lens hydrated
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 5 / 5
Repurchase? Yes, in fact I have already restock! ☺☺☺


② Optrex's Rehydrating Eye Drops (For Dry Eyes)



Strength(s) : Keeps the eyes and contact lens moist
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 3 / 5
Repurchase? To me, it is a moderate product. Not going to repurchase.


③ Seatree's Seatree Art Moisture Mist (65ml / 2.19 fl. oz.)



Strength(s) : Cute and lovely portable packaging
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 2 / 5
Repurchase? No, honestly I bought it because I love the packaging so much (hehe) Gonna keep it!


④ Calmia's Oatmeal Therapy Cleansing Tissue (20 sheets)



Strength(s) : Remove face makeup nicely, mild & gentle on skin
Weakness(es) : For me, I didn't quite like the soap-like scent
Final rating : 2.5 / 5
Repurchase? Nope, I don't think so.


⑤ Biore's Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets (10 sheets)



Strength(s) : Remove eye and face makeup effortlessly; leaves the skin fresh; non-sticky & non-oily
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 5 / 5
Repurchase? Yes, this is my favourite travel item! ☺☺☺


⑥ Vita 3000's Vitamin AC vita-capsule cream (30 ml)



Strength(s) : Sweet candy scent, good moisturizing effect
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 1 / 5
Repurchase? No, nothing too special


⑦ Etude House's Nymph Aura Volumer (25 g / 0.88 oz.)



Strength(s) : Pinkish glowy makeup effect
Weakness(es) : Could look oily on skin, the oily and water formula couldn't mix well together
Final rating : 2 / 5
Repurchase? No, I bet this product already discontinued by now (hehe)


⑧ Missha's The Style 4D Mascara (7 g)


(click here for full product review)

Strength(s) : Thin brush, small gap between bristles, can brush through all the lashes, and even easy to use for under eye-lashes as well
Weakness(es) : Lacking in giving full lashes effect
Final rating : 5 / 5
Repurchase? Yes! To me, it's like the perfect mascara made for my lashes! Absolutely love the finishing ☺☺☺


⑨ Etude House's Oh~ My Eye Line (01.Black & 03.Brown)



Strength(s) : Smudge-proof on the eyelids (cause some other products just don't work on me)
Weakness(es) : Not quite user-friendly, have to be careful of the amount
Final rating : 3.5 / 5
Repurchase? It was my favourite liquid eye liner product, until I found substitute. So not really going to repurchase for now.


⑩ Olive Young's Makeup Puff & Sponge (Watery Puff / Blue)





Strength(s) : Soft, works nicely with face makeup, absolutely affordable!
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 5 / 5
Repurchase? Yes yes!! (anyone can bring some for me from South Korea? hehehe)


⑪ Yadah's Oh My Sunscreen SPF35 / PA++ (Sample)



Comment : Quite like the texture and the scent (reminds me of fresh lemons? kinda haha)
Purchase full size? Definitely will consider.


⑫ White Formula 自白肌's Super Moist Toner with Hyaluronic Acid + Super Moist Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid (Sample)



Comment : Really enjoy using these samples. Just the nice texture and provide good moisturization throughout the day.
Purchase full size? Will think about it.


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It's been quite a fruitful quarter, actually. In fact, thinking of providing some feeds for Empties Project has been a good motivation for me to clear off some products which are just sitting there.

I really hope that more to come and more to share! ☺☺☺

Any thoughts? Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know ^_^

'Til the next time. Cheers!

September 24, 2017

[Review] Kao MegRhythm - Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma

Hello everyone! :)

Do you fall in the categories below?

Working long hours in front of the computer? Studying and reading throughout the night for exams? Tired and watery eyes? Or maybe, insomnia?

Slightly different from usual, today I am going to share with you a steam eye mask that could relieve the above symptoms.

Let's check it out! ;)


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma
Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma | 14 pcs per box

As my work requires long hours starring at the computer screen, it really strains my eyes and further leads to sensitive eyes (sometimes they are super dry, and there are times when they are super teary).

When I first knew about this steam eye mask, I thought it is a brilliant idea. That's what I'm looking for, instead of hot towels (the heat subsides rather fast too, I knew cause I tried).

I bought it from Hermo for RM59 per box.

Unsurprisingly, the product description is all written in Japanese as it is a Japanese brand. Nevertheless, the picture illustration is rather sufficient for us to understand how to use the product.

By the way, you could also check out Kao Singapore's official website for the product description. Click here.


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma




I noticed they pasted a sticker which lists down the product ingredient and necessary information on it. However, it is written in Chinese. I am thinking, maybe these were imported from Taiwan(?). Merely guessing, anyways.


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma


Right. Unboxing time! So these steam eye masks are packed in an individual pack separately (as below).


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma


As you open the individual packet, you will find the steam mask folded in half. If you ordered a scented version, you should be able to notice the scent right away.

Tear according to the dotted line connecting the ear-straps. Tear it into half, so that you could hang around your ears to wear it later (as below).


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma


Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma
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Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Chamomile Ginger Aroma
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According to its product description, the steam eye mask could reach a nice-and-cozy warm temperature of 40°C for about 10 minutes. From my experience, the steam could lasts for about 15 minutes; it depends.

After putting on the steam eye mask, it just relaxes all the muscles around the eyes. I even wear a normal eye mask on top of it, just to trap the stream in hoping that it will last longer. I think it works! (heh)

The only drawback would be the time limitation. How I wish it could last a bit longer,,, Until I am fast asleep, maybe?

I even purchased the Yuzu scent as well, but in comparison, I would prefer the Chamomile scent. Such a healing and relaxing moment.

Oh ya, if you're planning to use it in between your office breaks, be careful of your eye makeup! Gentle reminder ;)



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Rating: 5/5

Recommend: Yes, definitely!

Repurchase: Yes.

For your reference.

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Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^

September 17, 2017

[Review] Tony Moly - My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++

Hello everyone! :)

Today I will be sharing with you my daily sunscreen product from Tony Moly. The fact is, I have been using Tony Moly's sunscreen product as far as I can remember!

Shall we begin now?


Review; Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++
Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++ | 토니모리 마이 써니 올인원 선 | 3.52 fl. oz. / 100 ml

Previously, I was using Tony Moly's My Sunny Kids & Mom Sun SPF50+ PA+++. Since I got an impression that sunscreen products are rather oily, sticky and sometimes stinky, it was a life-changer for me ever since I have tried this sunscreen.

With the advancement of internet shopping, I also learned that it is much cheaper to purchase online (i.e. Gmarket) than purchasing from physical stores. Hence, it marked my journey of internet shopping. Yes, it was the time when I purchased Tony Moly's sunscreen.

When I finished the tube, I thought I should tried their All-In-One sunscreen. It's just that I thought it would be more suitable for me as I'm not so much concern of kid-friendly-ness at the moment.

Honestly I don't remember the price when I purchased it as it was about 1 year ago. Hence, I checked on Gmarket, and the price as of today is KRW12,000 (approx. RM45), with free gift. And apparently, they have renew their packaging too!

Bear in mind that the product I'm showing you now is the old packaging, but same product description.

"5 in 1 = UV protection + Skin tone protection + Moisturization + Nutrition + Mild texture on skin"


Review; Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++


The formula is in light beige (as below). This is different from My Sunny Kids & Mom Sun which is white in color. As far as I noticed, it didn't change the skin tone as it doesn't carry any coverage.


Review; Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++


Gently apply in circular motion until fully absorbed. It neither leaves white cast behind, nor feeling heavy on the skin.

Well, it is not completely non-oily (that's impossible), it's just the texture is rather thin and light after you applied it onto the skin. It feels like your skin can still breathe underneath the layer.


Review; Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++
Review; Tony Moly's My Sunny All-In-One Sun SPF45 PA+++


To sum up, when I think of Tony Moly, I think of its sunscreen products. I really like its texture, but I yet to discover other products that are similar at the moment. Definitely recommended! ;)




Meanwhile, do check out my Monthly Project episode on "All About Sunscreens" here, featuring other sunscreen products and fun facts.


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Rating: 4.5/5

Recommend: Yes, definitely!

Repurchase: Most probably.

For your reference.

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Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^

September 10, 2017

[Review] Benton - Snail Bee High Content Essence

Hello everyone! :)

It's been a while. Today I would like to share with you another product from Benton.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence
Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence | 벤톤 스네일비 하이콘텐트 에센스 | 60 ml


Actually I bought this product together with Benton's Aloe BHA Skin Toner, which you can check out my review here.

I won't lie. At the first place, I didn't enjoy using this essence product as much as the Aloe BHA Skin Toner. I thought it is just so-so.

However, as time goes, I am getting fond of using this product.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


First, allow me to give you an overlook of its product packaging. The product information is printed in English on the front of the bottle. On the other side of the bottle, it is all written in Korean.

The first date is the manufacture date. The second line is the best before date.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


There is a pump attached to the bottle, which makes it convenience and hygiene.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


I enjoy using it because I like its consistency and the mild formula. The reason why I changed my mind towards this product is when I realized how the product works differently on my skin compared to other similar products.

I like to see how it nicely absorbed into the skin just a moment after applied, without stickiness or feeling a layer of substance on the skin.

As you can see below, it is a transparent essence. Not watery, nor creamy. Just the nice texture that I would recommend for normal to oily skin, as you won't feel heavy on the skin, yet it replenishes the skin moisture.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


Below is a comparison between Aloe BHA Skin Toner (left) and Snail Bee High Content Essence (right). As you can noticed, the skin toner is rather watery and it just drip off the skin. However, the essence remains the same, sitting still on the skin.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


As you work it onto the skin, you can feel the skin moisture being replenished. I would say, its moisturization power is moderate. So if you need extra moisturization, do apply extra layers, especially on the drying areas/spots according to your skin condition. Give it a gentle pat to enhance absorption.


Review; Benton's Snail Bee High Content Essence


Usually I apply it in my morning skin care routine, after toner, before sunblock. My makeup do lasts throughout the day without becoming flaky. Furthermore, as for me, it doesn't turn oily on my face, which I supposed it is a good sign.

This product is available on Althea for RM80.

Do you want to learn more about its product ingredient? Check out Skincarisma, a website which offers you an in-depth information on what's in your skincare/makeup products. The breakdown for Benton's Snaill Bee High Content Essence is right here.



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Rating: 3.5/5

Recommend: Yes, for normal to oily skin types.

Repurchase: Probably.

For your reference.

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Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^

September 3, 2017

[Review] POINT - Green Tea Pure Cleansing Cream

Hello everyone! :)

Today I will be reviewing a makeup cleansing cream from POINT. It is not quite a mainstream Korean brand (yet) which you might heard before, but I guarantee you this is really fulfilling. ;)


Review; POINT's Green Tea Pure Cleansing Cream
POINT's Green Tea Pure Cleansing Cream | 포인트 어린잎 녹차 클렌징 크림 | 300ml


Review; POINT's Green Tea Pure Cleansing Cream


I didn't just run into this product. In fact, I was first introduced to POINT's Green Tea Cleansing Cream when I watched Korean Youtuber Heizle's Evening Skin Care Routine. That was like 6 months ago? Yeap, or even earlier.

It is such a satisfying video to watch how she removes her face makeup completely with just one step - the cleansing cream! All the makeup just melts away!


Check out her video here.

I kept it inside my wishlist until my friend, Yvonne, she asked if I have anything to purchase from Gmarket. Immediately I send in my order and got it for about RM79.20 for 2 (including domestic & international shipping fee). The product itself is KRW11,500 (buy 1 free 1). That's really cheap! ... Consider also the fact that 300ml is quite an amount.


Review; POINT's Green Tea Pure Cleansing Cream


The cream itself has a really relaxing fragrance smell. Not much of green tea scent, really. More similar to forest scent(?). If you can understand what I mean :') Owh it's super hard to describe scent or smell. Forgive me.

To use, you just have to apply the cleansing cream directly onto your face and rub in circular motion, for about 2~3 minutes (depending on how thick is your makeup that you're wearing), in order to melt the makeup nicely.

Shall we? :D

For the purpose of this review post, here's a photo of me putting on foundation, concealer, eyeshadows, gel eyeliner and all sorts of lip products (lip tint, sheer lipstick, cream matte lip product) on my hand. Just for illustration purpose.




Apply the cleansing cream generously. As how you wish.




Rub and massage with the cleansing cream in circular motion, similar to how you washes your face. Since I am filming with one hand, I can't show you how I did it. So yeah, here's the result :D

Basically my hand looks like a colourful palette (hahaha XD). Wow, these lip products are really pigmented!




Now wipe the cleansing cream with tissue. You can see there are still little stains and residue. When I mentioned that it dissolves 97% of makeup, I mean it.




It's okay, probably these products are made too good, yeah? So I am going to apply the cleansing cream for the second time.




And yes, not to worry, it solves the problem! ;)




Personally, I don't quite fancy double-cleansing. I only do it occasionally when I had heavy or full-face makeup. Cleansing cream definitely speeds up the makeup removing process, compared to cleansing water.

This particular product is the first ever cleansing cream I tried, and I am really satisfied with its outcome. The cream itself is quite thick. When it melts on the skin, it feels oily; If you have oily skin, you might need to reconsider before purchasing it.

For me, it is definitely worth the purchase, not only it delivers what it claims, but also it comes in jumbo size.


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Rating: 4.5/5

Recommend: Yes.

Repurchase: Not so soon.

For your reference.

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Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


Cheers!^^

September 1, 2017

Sep 1 Random ramble



It has been quite happening for the past few months.

As you would have known now, I went to Manila for family trip. It is quite a good bonding time with my family as my sisters are staying in campus for study.

Fast forward to August, we traveled to Kuala Lumpur, which is not in our plan, and I am so happy to be able to catch up with a few uni-mates. Memories and flashbacks from university time just ran through my head. They are really good mates. I just wish I could spend a little more time, but the fact is I am running out of annual leave. (oops)

About half year of planning, finally we flew to Hong Kong to attend my high school mate's wedding. Amy is a very special friend to me. When I first started blogging, she is one of my motivation to blog in the early days. We used to reply each other's post until she seemingly stops writing (Amy, if you're reading this, I'm waiting for you...;)).

During this trip, I met up with some other high school mates whom the longest I haven't meet in 7 years!! Though stuffs in Hong Kong aren't cheap and I was exhausted throughout the whole trip, it was a "recharging holiday" for me. It was then I realized that I needed this kind of getaway sooooo much. I am eager to plan for the next trip now. So what's next? (hehe)

One of my bucket list items is to attend a live concert. (what? you haven't been to a concert yet???) Sadly, this is out-of-topic under family rule no. 2351644a. (yikes) G-Dragon is coming to Kuala Lumpur for his MOTTE World Tour on 16th September. I was so close in getting the ticket, but without permission, it is "unlawful" (it is all written on their faces..urgh).

By the way, how does the online contest work? I saw a Facebook page saying they are giving away G-Dragon's concert tickets; all you need to do is to upload a 30-second video covering his song and put a hashtag. So that's what I did. What's the probability of getting it?? Don't say it.

Anyway, check out my 30-second video singing to G-Dragon's <Crayon>. Click here.

p/s: look what I have found! A water bottle in mobile telephone shape! Childhood memory awww




'Til the next time! ;)

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