October 31, 2017

[Monthly Project] #13 The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1

Monthly Project (October 2017)

#13 The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1


Hello peeps! Welcome back to another Monthly Project.

Join me together on the journey of exploring and reviewing massive mask sheets. And at the end of the day, I shall reveal my personal pick among them.

Shall we begin? :D


Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1


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① Mirae's Aqua N.M.F Extreme Hydro Natural Moisturizing Factor (EX8分钟急速补水面膜)


Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; Mirae


Function(s) : Moisturizing. For normal to dry skin.
Strength(s) : Ultra thin mask sheet, advance technology that promotes faster moisture absorption.
Weakness(es) : Plentiful remaining essence in the bag (which some may prefers)
Final rating : 4 / 5
Repurchase? Yes ☺☺☺

(click here for similar product review)


② Papa Recipe's Bombee Honey Mask

Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; Papa Recipe


Function(s) : Moisturizing and nourishing. For normal to dry skin.
Strength(s) : Sweet flower honey scent.
Weakness(es) : Leaves a sticky honey-like sensation after applying the mask sheet.
Final rating : 3 / 5
Repurchase? Not really as it doesn't suit my skin type. Probably more suitable for dry skin.



(click here for full product review)

③ Jayjun's Real Water Brightening Black Mask

Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; Jayjun


Function(s) : Whitening, reducing wrinkles, moisturizing and nourishing.
Strength(s) : High quality fabric mask sheet, 3-in-1 travel friendly packet.
Weakness(es) : Noticeable fragrance scent.
Final rating : 4 / 5
Repurchase? Probably.


④ SNP's Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask

Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; SNP


Function(s) : Moisturizing, soothing, smoothing and vitality.
Strength(s) : Noticeable skin improvement overnight, very mild on skin.
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 5 / 5
Repurchase? Highly possible ☺☺☺


⑤ Mediheal's Collagen Impact Essential Mask EX.

Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; Mediheal


Function(s) : Phase Transition Cellulose Mask; moisturizing and vitality.
Strength(s) : Effective on improving skin barrier and vitality.
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 4 / 5
Repurchase? Probably.


⑥ Mediheal's P.D.F A.C Dressing Ampoule Mask EX.


Function(s) : Pure Derma Factor (P.D.F); moisturizing and reducing wrinkles.
Strength(s) : Effective on relaxing tired skin.
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 4 / 5
Repurchase? Probably.


⑦ Mediheal's N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX.


Function(s) : Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F); moisturizing and reducing wrinkles.
Strength(s) : Noticeable moisturizing effect overnight.
Weakness(es) : -
Final rating : 4 / 5
Repurchase? Most probably ☺☺☺


⑧ Nature Republic's Coconut Bio Skin Mask (Aloe Vera)

Monthly Project; The Ultimate Mask Sheet Review Part 1; Nature Republic


Function(s) : Moisturizing.
Strength(s) : Coconut Bio Skin holds onto the skin relatively stronger than paper mask sheet.
Weakness(es) : Mask sheet itself is rather big (for me), relatively harder to adjust the mask after removing the protecting films.
Final rating : 2 / 5
Repurchase? Not really cause I am not fancy of the Coconut Bio Skin texture.


⑨ Nature Republic's Aqua Collagen Solution Mask Sheet


Function(s) : Moisturizing and nourishing.
Strength(s) : Cream-like essence (my preference for intensive moisturization)
Weakness(es) : (if I must say) Mask sheet not fitting.
Final rating : 3 / 5
Repurchase? Maybe.

(click here for full product review)


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Well, that's it for the meantime. ;) Can you guess which is my favourite among these? It's the SNP's Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask!!! (did you guess it correctly? :p) Probably the reason is because I didn't expect much on the product at first, and it turned out to be such an effective mask sheet.

After realizing my sheet masks are just sitting there for months, I have decided to take action! Eventually inspired on this Monthly Project.

Are you also tempted to purchase lots of mask sheets during promotion, but not using them regularly?

Or, are you looking for some good recommendations on mask sheets?

Just leave a comment below and I will get back to you asap ^_^

'Til the next time. Cheers!

Jessi - Gucci (clean cover version)






From Jessi's Album "UN2VERSE".

October 29, 2017

[Review] Bifesta - Bright Up Cleansing Lotion (Purple; For Combination Skin)

Hello everyone! :)

I am back with another cleansing water review from Bifesta!
(Click here if you have missed the previous review)


Review; Bifesta's Bright Up Cleansing Lotion (Purple; For Combination Skin)
Bifesta's Bright Up Cleansing Lotion (Purple; For Combination Skin) | 300 ml



I recalled that I wasn't quite satisfied with the previous cleansing water. I didn't like the smell, the texture on the skin.. Well it doesn't suit me, but I don't speak for everyone.

I thought of giving it another try after being recommended by Hello Catie, a Taiwanese Beauty Youtuber, saying apparently the purple one works miracle on her.

This one here I purchased from Watson, local drugstore, for RM27.80. It comes with a complementary box of cotton pads (as below).

I have been using this product for quite a while now and will be sharing with you my thoughts on it shortly.


Review; Bifesta's Bright Up Cleansing Lotion (Purple; For Combination Skin)


First, the complementary cotton pads are fluffy in the middle, as you can see below. Ability to absorb a lot of the product (and sometimes it's too much before I realized it @@, and I was just keep on pumping lol).



Review; Bifesta's Bright Up Cleansing Lotion (Purple; For Combination Skin)



So it is roughly the amount you get from one pump (as below). About a coin's size? Usually I will take 2-3 pumps, but it all depends.




Time for experiment!

Honestly, this is my first attempt to test the product in this way. I have no idea what would be the outcome ><'''.

This is it. I wrote on my hand with a black gel eyeliner. Then I am going to remove the black gel eyeliner using this product.




As usual, give it for about 2-3 pumps, make sure the cotton pad is nicely damped.




Let's see what's the result after one swab (as below).




Roughly 70% of the wording are gone.

It takes 3 swabs in order to remove the wording entirely.




Frankly speaking, its cleansing power is not at the top notch, but I would say it was pretty impressive. Unlike the previous cleansing water which I tried on earlier, I have better impression on this purple cleansing water. It is mild on the skin (even around the eyes), and it doesn't have the weird smell.

Overall, I thought it worth the try. I do have combination skin, and so far it works ok for me.

**Quick product note: This product is paraben-free, sulfate-free and alcohol-free. Contains fragrance.**


This product is available at Watson.



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Rating: 3/5

Recommend: Worth the try.

Repurchase: Maybe.

For your reference.

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October 25, 2017

October 16 Dinner @ Chilli Vanila, Kota Kinabalu

Hello there! Welcome to another food diary as we explore Hungarian cuisine tonight! :)

To be completely honest with you, I had no idea what to expect. :s

It's a special night, and our family we decided to eat out at this Hungarian restaurant downtown.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu



- Address: 35, Jalan Haji Saman, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
- Operating Hours : 10AM - 10:30PM


We are experiencing much rain this week. And I supposed that's the reason why there wasn't much customers. The staff offered to keep our umbrellas as we settled down at a table right next to the counter. Really warm and thoughtful gesture.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


The menu are as below. Minimalistic and straight-forward.


Menu; Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Menu; Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


I was having hard time to decide on what to eat. Well, I would very much rather they could provide photos to relate to the dishes. Anyways. Just go with your guts!

Since it's rainy day, I am going with a cup of Hot Chili Vanilla Chocolate.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu
Hot Chili Vanilla Chocolate | RM8


The chocolate flavour is rich. Can't really taste much of the chili powder actually. Hmm. Something new.

Mains are served.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Well, first we have Chili Chocolate Braised Beef (Spicy Red Wine Braised Beef with Dark Chocolate, French Fries).

We were wrong when we thought of getting more spiciness than chocolate. It was the other way round. Couldn't say the two distinct flavours went along well, but it would be appropriate to say they contrast each other. As for this particular dish, one thing for sure, they are very generous in their beef portion.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu
Chili Chocolate Braised Beef | RM30


Coming up next is Moroccan Inspired Lamb Stew served with cous cous (A Fragrant Stew of Lamb, Cooked with Sweet Potatoes, Apricots & Spices, Cous Cous).

My dad was curious about "couscous". All I know is that it can be a substitute for rice (carbohydrate), but I didn't know exactly what it is. So I googled it (you've got it!).

"Couscous is a Maghrebi dish of small (about 3mm diameter) steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina, usually served with a stew spooned on top."

Voila! Here you go.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu
Moroccan Inspired Lamb Stew served with cous cous | RM22


I must say, the lamb stew was cooked deliciously. The sauce went along well with the bread and couscous. Everything was good. Spicy? No, although the colour looks like curry.


Dinner @ Chili Vanila, Kota Kinabalu


Overall, I thought it was a decent cozy place to dine in, hang out with friends and family. Price range wise, I would say slightly above average (compared with local foods). There are something else which I would like to try from the menu. Might revisit here soon (hopefully!)

Till the next time. Bye! ;)

October 22, 2017

[Review] BBIA - Last Lipstick Red Series #04 지적 (Intelligent)

Hello everyone! :)

Back with another lip product. I must say, this is one of my favourite matte lipstick of all


BBIA's Last Lipstick Red Series #4 Intelligent | 삐아 라스트 립스틱 #04 지적


Probably the reasons why people don't tend to buy matte lipstick is because it dries the lip and emphasizes the lip lines.

I really love this one from BBIA which it has moisturizing and creamy formula. It glides through the lips smoothly. With it, you are able to have this matte sophisticated look effortlessly. On top of that, it has a really nice smell.

As of now, BBIA's Last Lipstick Red Series has extended to 3 sets of different range. They can be easily identified by the color of the lipstick case: red, green and maroon.




The matte lipstick I am having today is from the first red series, color number 4 Intelligent. Personally, I think it is a perfect lovely and feminine everyday-look colour.




Here's how it looks on my lips. ;)






If I must recommend a matte lip product, BBIA would definitely my choice. For me, it is perfect. You can hardly not fall for this product once you've tried it. That's how good it is. Not to mentioned, this product is relatively affordable too!

If you purchase from South Korea, its price would range about RM30+ (inclusive of domestic shipping fee). Nevertheless, now you can get this product from online shopping website Hermo for RM40+.

Get one and try it now! :D 


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Rating: 5/5

Recommend: Absolutely!

Repurchase: Definitely!

For your reference.

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October 18, 2017

October 14 Dinner @ Mad Ben Cafe, Kota Kinabalu

Hello and welcome back to another food blog post.

I can't wait to show you some good food locations here in Kota Kinabalu, my hometown. Follow me as I give you a peek on our dinner last Saturday.


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Mad Ben Cafe, Kota Kinabalu


- Address : 121, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
- Operating Hours : 11AM - 11PM (Every weekdays) and 5PM - 11PM (Every weekends)
- Phone : +60 88-255 073 (For reservations)


My friends and I planned to dine in and have some catch up on last Saturday. Our meet-up time was 7PM. However, the cafe was already full house! We were 2nd on the waiting list and we waited for about 30 minutes for table (seriously!). Next time, do make reservations, guys.








It is an enclosed dining area. It's cozy inside, but quite noisy as people chating at the background. I can smell the good food already as I entered the cafe.

We quickly made our orders and patiently waited to be served. Despite the high demand, the waitresses attended to customers' request promptly and patiently, with smiles. I know it isn't an easy job for them, thumbs up indeed!

First, soups were served. My companions they ordered Mushroom Soup and Pumpkin Soup, respectively. The soups were pretty much on the salty side, as they claimed, but they went along nicely with the bread.


Mushroom Soup


Pumpkin Soup


I reckon they change the menu from time to time. So, please just take it as a reference.

I was told that their thin crust pizza is a must-try. Hence, I ordered one Beef Pizza, and it was exceptional! They are very generous in the portion, and it is good for two persons. I just can't stop eating one slice and another. My friend also thought that she would order pizza on her next visit.


Beef Pizza - served with Salted Beef, Beef Bacon and Chorizo - RM20


Coming up next, burger and french fries time. A friend she decided to order a set of Sloppy Lamb Burger and it was well presented as it was served inside an antique ceramic plate. As for the flavour, she thought everything a little bit salty, especially the fries.




Sloppy Lamb Burger


The Lamb Shoulder took a little bit longer than other dishes. When it is served, we all were amazed by its generous portion. Three pieces of lamb shoulders dressed in gravy. My friend she thought it was just ok as she enjoys her meal after a long wait.


Lamb Shoulder


Last but not least, desserts for the Chu siblings.


Panna Cotta


Waffle with Chocolate Drip and Ice-Cream


The waffle with chocolate drip was beautifully plated. Surprisingly we found the the chocolate drip in fact is made of dark chocolate, which is much bitter compared to those sweet ones we familiar. However, we thought it is a better match with the waffle and ice-cream, because it contras the flavours. The waffle is super crispy, not really my type of texture.

Overall, I thought it was a nice place to hangout with friends and family. Price range, above average, but still affordable. Definitely good foods to share.

'Til the next time then. Bye! ;)

October 15, 2017

[Review] Atomy - Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++

Hello everyone! :)

Today I am going to share with you a sunscreen product which I just got from Atomy not long ago.


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++
Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++ | 60 ml / 2. fl, oz.


Probably some of you might been introduced to this brand (I don't think it is widely known as I am writing this).

As far as I understand, this brand is manufactured and imported from South Korea, and they market it via some sort of membership scheme. (asdfghjkl) Anyway, let's not get drifted away.

To put it simple, this brand currently doesn't sell their products via any kind of physical stores. They do have a website, but you could only place orders after joining membership. Or, as for me, I got it from a friend who has a membership. ;)

This sunscreen product comes in two options: White or Beige.






I chose Beige and it costs me for RM32 for this sunscreen.


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++


The packaging is rather simple, as you can see. White body and a silver grey twistable cap. Portable size which is very convenient to bring everywhere.


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++


Ingredient list as per above. (Check out the ingredient analysis by Skincarisma here)

**Note: This product contains small percentage of fragrance.**


Now I am going to show you how it works on my skin. ;)

Beautiful peachy-beige colour. The texture is thick and creamy.


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++


Give it a rub and see how it looks. The sunscreen has a smooth and spreadable texture.


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++


...And this is the finish look (as below).


Review; Atomy's Sunscreen Beige SPF50+ PA+++


Since it is beige colour, are you curious about its coverage? Check out my comparison below.




Notice my freckles. The side with sunscreen is slight less noticeable compared to the other side. However, to be honest, I don't observe much of the coverage (and I don't think it is meant for coverage).

So if you're thinking of sunscreen with coverage, I hope you reconsider.

Anyway, I do believe getting beige sunscreen would give a more natural finish look than white. (Note: I haven't try it's white sunscreen; I am just saying because they are some sunscreens which give those pale cement finish look >.<).

I can feel like a layer of substance wrapping on top of my skin; that's my first impression.

My feelings toward this product changes as I continue using it on a daily basis. Nowadays I don't feel so much burdensome on the skin as previous.

You might feel sticky after applying sunscreen on your face. That's normal. To get rid of that uneasiness, apply a light layer of foundation pact/translucent powder/any oil-cutting powder. That should do the trick. ;)

This product is available on Atomy website.



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Rating: 3.5/5

Recommend: Yes.

Repurchase: Probably.

For your reference.

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