September 30, 2018

[Monthly Project] #23 Brand Story : Breena Beauty

Monthly Project (September 2018)

#23 Brand Story : Breena Beauty (Proud Malaysian Brand)

Hello peeps!

I have been wanting to share with you all since Day-1 I got myself the brushes from Breena Beauty.  It was my first local beauty brand purchase, and (surprisingly) it hit the jackpot!

From makeup brushes to beauty blender, to eyeshadow palette... Breena Beauty itself has certainly made their statement to the market - that they are non-stop innovating!

Monthly Project; #23 Brand Story : Breena Beauty

I just couldn't hold the good news to myself..  Good things to share, isn't it? Read on to check out some of the products I bought and my experience of using them.

*Disclaimer: Products shown here are all bought by my money. Not a paid review. Otherwise stated.*

September 26, 2018

[Review] Kao MegRhythm - Steam Eye Mask Lavender Sage Scent

Hello everyone! :)

Didn't realized it was exactly one year ago when I first shared on steam eye mask... until just now (literally).

I am hooked to steam eye masks ever since I knew about it. Having said that there are more and more brands coming up with similar products, I still gonna stick with Kao MegRhythm for now. Why? Don't you think there is a reason behind being the No. 1 Sales in Japan?? :)

Review; Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Lavender Sage Scent
Kao MegRhythm's Steam Eye Mask Lavender Sage Scent | 5 pcs per box

September 22, 2018

[Review] COSRX - One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Hello everyone! :)

I truly believe the product which is featuring today is no stranger to you. It's the pimple pad that caused huge raving, especially among oily and acne-prone skin type.

Today instead of talking about its product descriptions and usage, I would like to focus more on my personal experience while using this pimple pad.

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad
COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad | 70 pimple pads | 135 ml

Does this pimple pad works for my skin? Read on to find out!

I got this pimple pad along with COSRX's Pimple Master Patch during Hermo online sales for quite some time ago. Bought them because I wanted to understand what's about the raving. However, my skin wasn't oily nor acne-prone those days. They were sitting in my stash comfortably... until 2 months ago.

Yes, like I mentioned in my recent posting, out of the sudden, my U-zone becomes oily and I am suffering from endless purging. That's when I thought of COSRX and started reaching out for these products.

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

This product even got featured on Korean Beauty Channel - Get It Beauty!

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Important ingredient take-away: 80% Salix alba (Willow) Bark Water, 1% Betaine Salysilate (BHA).

Instead of normal water, COSRX is using Willow Bark Water, which is a form of natural BHA. It works well with Betaine Salysilate (BHA) by boosting up the chemical exfoliation performance.

New to chemical exfoliation? Put it in simple sentence, it is a form of dead skin cell exfoliation using chemical substances, instead of the conventional scrub. Theoretically, this exfoliating method is milder on the skin surface and tackles the skin problem from inside out.

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear PadReview; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

The pimple pad comes in a sturdy white plastic container and a foil for extra hygienic purpose (above).

Once you opened the lid, a pungent tea tree scent is barely go unnoticed.

Coming to the pimple pads. You would notice the difference texture at the front and back of the pimple pad. One side which has embossing imprinting and the other is smoother/softer.

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad
Front / Embossing side

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad
Back / Smooth side

To use, start with the embossing side and swipe across the face, avoiding eye areas (because it might be harsh).

Then proceed with the softer side, swipe across the face, picking up the dead skin cells.


*Remember to keep the lid close tightly to ensure the pimple pads are moist and clean.

Although according to product description it says to use after face cleansing, I do found some use it as an alternative for makeup remover. Personally I didn't try out the latter option as I would rather focusing on its fighting acne effect.

Review; COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad

For the first week of unboxing, I use it religiously everyday in my night routine.

Cleansing > One Step Pimple Clear Pad > Moisturizing

It didn't take long for my skin to react to the chemical exfoliation. Sooner and later I noticed my skin is having little red spots and rashes, and even it irritates the skin around my upper lip. Little did I know that actually I should STOP and listen to my skin which is screaming from the inside.

I pursued further to the second week, and that's when I realized its too much for my skin to bear. I stopped and went in with skin soothing remedy. Soothing and moisturizing sheet masks.

It took me a while to digest what's happening. Right I should gap my usage from the beginning, instead of going full-force (you get what I'm trying to say right).

This info is not widely discussed when we check out reviews on COSRX's One Step Pimple Clear Pad. Most people commented it reduces acne and keeps the oil in the bay. Due to that reason, I believe sharing my personal experience - how my skin became sensitive after using this product - would be helpful for those who are considering of venturing into chemical exfoliating game.

Not to say I don't recommend this product at all, no that's not my point. I just wish that potential consumers will have better understanding before spending their money. For instance, if you already know that you have sensitive skin, you should start mild and be extra mindful while using chemical exfoliant.

For now, I am using around 2-3 patches per week, depending on my skin condition. Stop when you feel irritation (like skin tearing apart).


Rating: 3/5

Recommend: For those who after chemical exfoliant on-the-go.

Repurchase: Less likely

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September 21, 2018

[Resort] 2D1N at Kokol Haven, Kokol Hill 2.1 Breakfast + Morning Stroll + Check Out

Good the morning! :D
I had good dinner and good sleep last night.
If you missed my earlier post on the big portion dinner, you can find the link here.

Today is the check-out day. But first we gonna start the day by admiring the sun rising up gracefully.

Read on to find out how was the rest of the journey. :)

September 19, 2018

[Resort] 2D1N at Kokol Haven, Kokol Hill 1.2 Sunset View + Big serving dinner

Welcome back to the second post of 2D1N Weekend Away at Kokol Haven.

In the earlier post, I've shared some snaps on the lobby and our room.
If you missed that, you can click the link here.

Not long ago I've bought a new smartphone - the Huawei Nova 3i.
Still in the midst of trying out and playing around its camera functions.

With this new phone, I'm able to take nice shots of sunset view! YAY

Continue reading to find out more!

September 17, 2018

[Resort] 2D1N at Kokol Haven, Kokol Hill 1.1 Check In + Room Tour

Hello and welcome to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
My hometown.

In the past, I only did travel journal only when I'm away from home.
Then I came to realize many people actually didn't know much about Sabah besides islands.
Well of course the islands are marvelous, but we have much more to offer.

As you know, I'm not an "adventure" and "outdoor" kind-of person,
so you wouldn't see me exploring water activities or hiking.

Here I wish to share with you some go-to places in Sabah that are different from what your tour guide would suggest. Yes, travel like a local.

Are you ready for that? :D

Read on to find out more!

Kokol Haven Resort

September 15, 2018

[Review] SKIN&LAB - Dr. Spot Don't Touch Trouble Spot

Hello everyone! :)

Today I would like to share with you my experience after using this trouble spot treatment by SKIN&LAB.

Before that, I wish to inform you my current skin condition. Not so happy I would say, it is undergoing a "bumpy road" - dealing with endless acne and whiteheads.

Not to say that I wasn't bother about the both earlier, it's just that the acne pimples popped-up once the earlier subsided - like an endless war for me. Least that I thought they appear on the U-zone which was rather dry for the past 20+ years. So annoying. :/

That's how desperate I am, in searching for a cure to "cool" things down.

Review; SKIN&LAB's Dr. Spot Don't Touch Trouble Spot
SKIN&LAB's Dr. Spot Don't Touch Trouble Spot | 15ml

Read on to find out whether this product works wonder on my troubled skin, or the other way.

September 12, 2018

[Cafe Hoping] Drink Like A Local Sabahan @ Green Mug

Fancy of cheese drink, anyone? :)
Yasss pleaseeee!

If you are in Kota Kinabalu, how can you not talk about Green Mug?

Green Mug Cheese Coffee

- Address : Lot 115 Gaya Street, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
- Operating Hours : 10AM - 7PM
- Facebook : Green Mug Cheese Coffee

September 8, 2018

[Review] IOPE - Air Cushion Intense Cover SPF50+/PA+++ 21C Cool Vanilla

Hello everyone! :)

It's been a while since my last cushion/foundation review.

IOPE's Air Cushion has been on my wishlist ever since it was launched. The reason why I didn't buy it on the spot is because the price. Yeap, I'm very conscious on product price and I want my money worth every cent.

After reading much positive reviews on this Air Cushion (especially, Intense Cover), finally I decided to add to cart when the official shop on Gmarket was having a sale. Besides, it is like a "Buy 1 Free 1" since it readily comes with a refill (30g). (YAY!!!)

*Disclaimer: I'm not pro in makeup; this review is mainly based on my personal experience while using this cushion foundation.*

Review; IOPE's Air Cushion Intense Cover SPF50+/PA+++ 21C Cool Vanilla
IOPE's Air Cushion Intense Cover SPF50+/PA+++ 21C Cool Vanila | 30g (15g x 2) / 1.05 oz.

Read on to see how this product works on me. ;)

September 5, 2018

[Restaurant] Lunch @ Our Land Eco Farm 大地自然生态农庄

Hello everyone! :)

Who would relate seafood to cafe?
This idea is mind-blowing!

Definitely thrilled to see that someone actually brought that into real life.

Read on and follow my footsteps to discover this secret gem in Tuaran.

Lunch @ Our Land Eco Farm 大地自然生态农庄

- Address : Unnamed road, 9200 Tuaran, Sabah. Same junction as Sabah Gas Terminal.
- Operating Hours : 11AM - 10PM
- Facebook : Our Land Eco Farm

September 2, 2018

2018 Autumn Inspired Look | 가을 편 🍁











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MISSHA's Layer Blurring Pore Cover Primer
Etude House's Big Cover Cushion Concealer #Mint



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The Saem's Cover Perfection Pot Concealer 01 Clear Beige



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The Saem's Saemmul Luminous Multi Shading
THE FACE SHOP's Single Shadow (Matte) BR02 Toast



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MISSHA's Color Fix Eye Primer



Lizly's What A Chic Palette
MISSHA's Modern Shadow MCR02 Carrot Pie
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Maybelline's Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner #Black


Finishing Powder

Innisfree's No-Sebum Mineral Powder



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The 5th #MYCYBERSALE 2018 Malaysia's Largest Online Sale Event

Hello everyone! :)

Do you want to know the latest talk in town?

Well, hush no more.
It's the #MYCYBERSALE 2018!!!

September 1, 2018

[Review] Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Hello everyone! :)

Recently I fell in love with this sunscreen. It is soooo good that I wish to share with you right away.

If you're a chemical sunscreen lover and you haven't try this one yet, I'm sure you don't wanna miss out. :D

Review; Bioré's UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++
Bioré's UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++ | 50g

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