May 31, 2018

[Monthly Project] #19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition

Monthly Project (May 2018)

#19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition


Finally. After so much talking about Althea, this is it when I decided to pen my first unboxing.

New to Althea? You sure don't wanna miss this!

What you can expect from this post:
  • A run-through (and sneak-peek) of my recent purchase from Althea;
  • The price of the products;
  • My first impression on the products I get.

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I paid for the items shown here.*


Monthly Project; #19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition


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If you follow my Instagram (@skhelyt), perhaps you already saw these spoilers 2 weeks ago. That's the day when I received the parcel and I was so excited to share with you all.

Side notes: Do follow my Instagram and let's get connected~ Mostly I will be Instagramming about my life: what I eat, what music I listen, what I do on weekends, etc. It's very different from what you see here in this blog. :D


Monthly Project; #19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition; Instragram Story; skhelytMonthly Project; #19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition; Instagram Story; skhelyt


Just if you're new to Althea, they are famous for lovely and dotting sturdy packaging, especially when they change the box design according to festive season. You just outta check them out during Christmas, New Year, Anniversary... Just to name a few. Of course, here we got Raya Edition! Isn't it eye-catching?

You can either store stuffs in it, or even for collection/display.


Monthly Project; #19 Unboxing : Althea 2018 Raya Edition; calming blue


Without further ado, let's get into the products! :D


① Nature Republic's Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (300ml)


I believe most of us are familiar with this product. Yes, this is THE Aloe Vera Soothing Gel that the whole world went crazy about it. There are many similar products which were introduced to the market after it launched, but after all, this is the original Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, and it is from Nature Republic.




If I remember correctly, this is the 4th Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel that I have bought so far. And for the record, three (including this one) were bought for my dad. He really enjoys using it.

It is the only item among all that I've tried before. However, it was too long that I have forgotten how it feels on the skin. So I grabbed a bit and tried today.

Indeed it has this amazing cooling effect once you applied on the skin. And when it sinks in, you can feel the moisture beneath.

Price: RM13

② CP-1's Premium Silk Ampoule (20ml)




I have read so much good reviews on this damaged hair protein ampoule. From what I observed, this product often goes out-of-stock on Althea.




I took some of the product today and tested on the end of my hair. The result is quite promising. I will continue observe and bring you my final verdict some time later.

Price: RM6

③ SKINMISO's Pore Corset Serum (30ml)



I have been looking forward to this product for some time now. Also, I read and watched many good reviews on how this product helps to tighten up sagged pores.





Currently I am quite concern with the enlarged pores around my nose area. Probably because I didn't take much care after extraction.



 


I haven't open this product yet as I supposed I have to time my usage once opened the bottle. At the moment, I am in the midst of trying out another product with much active ingredients, and I don't wish to interrupt the process. So I might as well keep it in my stash.

Price: RM104

④ koelf's Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydro Gel Eye Patch (60 patches)



This product sits in my wishlist for quite some time now. For the past records, I haven't try other hydro eye patches other than PETITFEE, in which personally I enjoy using the Gold version.

As I am about 6~8 patches left to finish my current hydro eye patches, I am going to try out this sweet lovely pink rose soon.





Rose scent is well-spotted. And look at that lovely pink shade. Just can't wait to try them on.

Price: RM31

⑤ SKIN&LAB's Dr. Spot Don't Touch Trouble Spot (15ml)



This product here is rather new to me. I was attracted by its saying which it carefully uses selected botanical extracts to soothes trouble areas. YASSS I need that urgently!!!




I applied it on my trouble areas immediately on the day I got the parcel. It has this cooling sensation which helps to soothes my newly popped pimple areas. At least it helps me to not touch those trouble areas and let them heal.

Will keep an eye on it.

Price: RM32

⑥ IT'S SKIN's Power 10 Formula Syn-Ake (30ml)



IT'S SKIN's Power 10 Formula series is like their signature series. One thing for sure, they are super budget-friendly.

Particularly, this SYN-AKE serum is known for anti-wrinkle and rejuvenating. In fact, this is also a gift for my dad. I think it would be a good start for him to start his PM skincare routine.

Price: RM33

⑦ Bare Essentials' Basic Set (Contour Cleanser + Primer Water + Fixer Cream) Sample



Ever since Althea launched it's very own brand Bare Essentials, I have been wanting to check them out. As I was still indecisive on whether to purchase or not, here we have - the samples. That's super awesome! Now I could try on first before deciding to purchase the full size products.

Price: FOC



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And here you go - my first unboxing.

Anything you that caught your eyes? Lemme know in the comment box below! :D

I hope you had fun reading this post and 'til the next time. Cheers!☺☺☺

May 30, 2018

[Review] MEMEBOX - I'M TOP COAT (#TC002 MATTE)

Hello everyone! :)

Let's end the month with something fun and chic! :D


Review; Memebox's I'M MEME I'M Top Coat (#TC002 Matte Top Coat)
Memebox's I'M MEME I'M Top Coat (#TC002 Matte Top Coat) | 아임 매트 탑 코트 | 10ml


Can't catch up with the matte nail trend??

Try I'M MEME I'M Top Coat in the code #TC002 Matte Finish.

This is a magical ingredient to make all your nail collection into matte finish!

What are you waiting for? :D


Product Breakdown

source: MEMEBOX



Its product description is rather straightforward.

I’M MEME Matte Top Coat, unlike other ordinary top coat, it can literally turn your regular nail polish to a complete matte-finish, providing a leather-like look and texture! Classy hmm.


source : MEMEBOX


Formulated with Vitamins A, B, C, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, this matte top coat is able to protect and keep your nails healthy and strong.

With advanced technology, this matte top coat actually dries fast with a vivid color expression. Besides, it is especially formulated to be less prone to nail chipping and long lasting than regular top coats.

To use, simply apply evenly over your nail polish and let dry for about 5 - 10 minutes.

Here I'm using a variety of colors from different brands: maroon/red + orange + green from MEMEBOX PONY Collection; yellow from The Face Shop; blue from Holika Holika.


before





after


I noticed the Matte Top Coat works better for plain color, without glitter base; for instance, blue, yellow and orange.

Nevertheless, it does toned down the shiny effect for both green and red (although the camera couldn't capture it).


Review; Memebox's I'M MEME I'M Top Coat (#TC002 Matte Top Coat)


I am still amazed with this "matte top coat" idea until now, as I am writing this post. What a brilliant idea! Now everybody can achieved that chic matte manicure everywhere and anytime!

Plus, this product is retail at a very affordable price.

I bought it from Hermo last year at RM9.90. (it's a steal-deal, I knowww :p)

p/s: It's been awhile since I play with my nail lacquer collection... I used to love them during high school and university... Somehow I have gave up too much interest since started to work. Hmm...



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Rating: 5/5

Recommend: It does what it claims and worth the price.

Repurchase: Not so soon since one bottle can goes a long way.

For your reference.


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May 23, 2018

[Review] BEYOND - Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression

Hello everyone! :)

It's another Beyond sheet mask review.


Review; Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression
Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU | 비욘드 제주 가득한 마스크 그린티 | 0.74 fl, oz. 

It was 4 months ago when I first shared my experience with Beyond sheet mask.

I mentioned that I wasn't familiar with the brand at that time. Little did I know actually it is a sister-brand of The Face Shop under LG Household & Health Care, alongside with CNP Laboratory, Tomaru, Dear Packer and etc. (source)

The brand is well-known for its eco-friendliness. Not only because of natural ingredients, but also publicly against animal-testing.

There is this cycle that I noticed on my skin.. I call it "the stress cycle".

During the 30-day cycle, my skin gets from stable to problematic then stable.

And here's when my skin gets me nut and I needed something to cool that heat down.

Hopefully this Green Tea essence would help. :)


Review; Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression


"Green tea from Jeju replenishes moisture deep inside skin and helps keep skin moistured." -Beyond.

Product Breakdown

Review; Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression


"Dermatologically tested. No paraben added. Minimum chemical colorants. Against animal testing." -Beyond.


Review; Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression


Full ingredient list:-
Water, Propanediol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Camella Sinensis Leaf Extract (1000ppm), Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Thromethamine, Trisodium Edta, Fragrance.

The packaging design is simple yet conveys message. The green endless field... what a view!

Once I opened the package, a pungent green tea scent rushes into my nose. That's quite a statement... And I actually enjoys it (surprisingly!). It's super relaxing and healing.


Review; Beyond's Green Tea from JEJU + First Impression


However I find the sheet mask itself is kinda disappointing as the edges are not cut completely. There a tiny little strings attaching in between the supposedly-separated-edges. Or is it designated to be like that? Do let me know down in the comment box below as I am really curious. o.o




The sheet mask itself is thin. It felt more like fibre rather than cotton. Hence it is not that stretchy. Still comfortable to wear on the skin.

I left it for more than 30 minutes. By then, both sheet mask is still moist and I can feel my skin has a water protection layer on top of it. Lightly pad for faster absorption.




Overall, I enjoy its formula/green tea essence and the aromatic scent. However, what pulls down the score will be the texture of sheet mask. I rather prefer stretchy and breathable texture.

I bought it from my last trip to Hong Kong. Can't remember how much I bought it for.

This product is available on YESSTYLE (not affiliated link).


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Rating: - First impression, won't rate. -

Recommend: Only if you enjoy green tea scent.

Repurchase: Unlikely.

For your reference.


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May 19, 2018

[Review] Senka - Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine)

Hello everyone! :)

To my very surprise, my earlier review post on Senka's Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam has been topping the Top 5 Trending Posts in my blog. Perhaps more and more people are trying to know better of this brand and its products.

Hence today I will be sharing with you my current cleansing water by Senka - the Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover.


Review; Senka's Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine)
Senka's Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine) | 300 ml


One of the obvious trait that Japanese products are living is minimalist design without compensating the quality of the product - which I adore.

The packaging is in calming blue plastic with a pump-head.

Big volume (of 300ml) good for months.



Review; Senka's Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine)


It has the viscosity similar to water with additional moisture-touch to it, so it won't leave your skin dry after removing makeup.

"9/10 agree quick removal without drying skin." -Senka.

To use, for me I usually do 2-3 small pumps on a cotton pad (as below). It does has this soap fragrance to it.

Be careful with the amount cause if it's too much on the one cotton pad, it will create a soap-like layer on top of the skin - texture similar to like applying face cleanser on your skin.


Review; Senka's Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine)


To be more cost effective (as I am always), I will tear the dampen cotton pad into half (as below) for both sides of the face.

The cottons pad I'm using here are from Watson.


Review; Senka's Perfect Water Cleansing Make Up Remover (Anti-Shine)




Then proceed to wipe to remove makeup accordingly.

It is really mild on the skin and leaving the skin smooth. Below are the makeup removing result from my first to third cotton pad in order to remove whole face makeup (below). In fact, I only applied a layer of foundation this morning.


First cotton pad

Second cotton pad

Third and last cotton pad


In terms of the makeup removing power, it is definitely suitable for everyday makeup which you wear powder-type or less products on the skin. However, if you are using foundation or BB cream, you might consider doing double cleansing.

I do enjoy this product as it doesn't sting nor drying the skin during the process. It leaves the skin moist until a point which it is a bit sticky on the surface. Usually I will just rinse it with water or double cleanse it with cleansing gel.

I bought this product from Hermo for RM32.90. (non-affiliated link)



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Rating: 3/5

Recommend: For daily makeup remover.

Repurchase: Unlikely in near future.

For your reference.


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May 16, 2018

[Review] B.liv - Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask + First Impression

Hello everyone! :)

As the weather is fluctuating up and down these days, our skin losses moisture and easily get sensitive throughout the season.

Especially as I am incorporating new skincare to my night routine which contains skin peeling agent lately, my skin tends to get flaky as they are shedding the dead skin cells.

Moisturizing become utmost important step in my AM + PM routine nowadays.

It's like shouting to me when I look at the product name "IMMERSE ME UTMOST MOISTURE". So I grabbed it and tried.

Here's my story to share. :)


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask
B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask | 0.95 fl. oz. / 28 ml


Fun facts.

Little did I know (and now I knew) that b.liv is a cosmeceutical brand that made in Singapore and based in Malaysia!

Besides, interesting the brand self-claimed that they are the only skin care brand selling over-the-counter that have had undergone trials and testing in more than 200 professional skin care centers prior to placement in the retail market. Henceforth, providing you the same treatment at home similar to those available in professional skin care centers. (source)


Product Breakdown

Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


"This moisturizing mask engages lavish boost of hydration that replenishes and sustains!" -B.liv

"Immerse me is a salve for face parched and dry, as it soaks your skin in a jiffy, while ensuring skin's longing hydration will never turn tail. Its charge-carrying essences shoo away the dry spells from within, by burrowing moisture into your deeper skin layer. So, why not make it an everyday affair?" -B.liv


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask



To mention a few of its key ingredients:-

  1. Cationic Hyaluronic Acid (HA+) - to attract moisture to the skin cells and provide deep moisture penetration;
  2. Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract - to provide long term moisturization; and
  3. Sodium PCA - to bind moisture to skin.


Full ingredient list as below:-
Aqua (Water), 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA (Sodium 1-Pyrrolidonecarboxylate Solution), Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Honey Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, PEG-8, Carbomer, Fragrance, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


In fact, this is not my first product from B.liv. However, still I am astonished to read such bold statement from the brand saying "money-back guaranteed; within 14 days with receipt & left over portion." I never see anything like that before.

Let's open it up and see.


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


There is definitely fragrance to be found. Quite artificial actually and I am not fond of that. Anyway.


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


Clearly I wasn't reading carefully on the product description. So I was caught in surprise to find the sheet mask itself is so thin and soft. In fact, it was already stated there saying they are using "Japan Silk".

There is a film divider to make it easier while unfolding the sheet mask.

I just love how it clings onto my face line. The sheet mask texture itself is stretchable. It stays in position even if you are overlapping them.




The essence itself is transparent and has runny viscosity. There are so much leftover where I applied it on my hands and legs!


Review; B.liv's Immerse Me Utmost Moisture Original Japan Silk Mask


Leave the sheet mask for around 20-30 minutes.

Even right before I remove the sheet mask, it is still wet.


Personal Experience

Right after applying the mask, I didn't go with any other moisturizing product before bed. The essence is fast absorbed into the skin. My skin definitely feels moist, cool and not too sticky.




It's really hard to tell whether the sheet mask is working for my skin or not at this point. One thing for sure, my skin is incorporating it nicely. It soothes the inner dryness and filled the quota for the day.

What I enjoy the most? The comfort from Japan Silk (YASSS). It feels like your second skin.

I bought it in a sheet mask bundle from Hermo for RM29.90/10 pcs. (not available as I am writing this)



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Rating: - First impression, won't rate. -

Recommend: Light-weight essence soothes inner dryness without feeling too much on the skin.

Repurchase: Unlikely.

For your reference.


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