December 31, 2018

[Monthly Project] #27 Best of 2018 : Hyeon's Favs of the Year

Monthly Project (December 2018)

#27 Best of 2018 : Hyeon's Favs of the Year


Hello peeps! At last, we have come to the end of 2018!! OMG so many things have happened during the year and age is taking on me, sometimes I just can't remember things as it should. This is when I'm glad the fact that I keep a journal (blog) so I could keep track of things and events. 😊😜




Having said that, I'm thinking of listing down my 2018 favs, just to do a quick sum up of the whole year of beauty reviews. Would you be interested in reading my list? I know it's kinda irrelevant. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'm not a skincare pro or MUA. But anyway girl. Please read at your own pleasure. (hehehe). Don't mind me yah? 😁

If you're cool with it, read on! πŸ€“

December 30, 2018

[Resort] 2D1N at Executive Corner Suite, Kokol Haven Resort

Welcome back to my another staying experience at Kokol Haven Resort.

If you missed my previous travel journal at this resort, you can check it out here.


The reason why we are here again is because my youngest sister wasn't able to us on last trip.
Before this year ends, we decided to head up to Kokol Hill once more to enjoy the weekend away.


Sea View; Kokol Haven Resort


December 29, 2018

[Review] Althea Korea - Milk Peel Cream Mask

Hello everyone! :)

In continuation of Althea Korea's exclusive brand products, today I will be sharing with you another skin exfoliator - it is the Milk Peel Cream Mask.


Review; Althea Korea's Milk Peel Cream Mask


Milk peel? Never heard anything like that before? Read on to find out how does it works on my skin! :)


December 27, 2018

[Restaurant] Contemporary Cuisine @ The Three By LFJ

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to another food exploring episode.
Get ready to feel hungry after reading this. :9


I have my trusty foodie buddy, Justine with me tonight. :D
In fact, she is the one who suggested that we go to this restaurant.




- Address: Lot 48, 32-0, Ground floor, Block-F, Lintas Square, Jalan Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- Operating Hours : 11AM - 11PM

- Website : Facebook -


The restaurant is located right at the corner where you will never missed once turning into that junction, going into Lintas Square.
Very strategic location, I would say.


We arrived at the restaurant around 6.45PM,
and lucky us because it was plenty of tables to choose from at that hour.
All the tables (about 10 indoor and 3 outdoor) were occupied after an hour.
No kidding.


One of the three bosses happened to be our high school senior,
whom Justine knows him as they were in the same co-curricular club back then.


He kindly introduced us their signature dishes,
and we happily agreed on his suggestions.


I do noticed their menu is different from other Western restaurants would offer.
It's like a classic Western dish with an Asian twist. And it can be the other way round.


Here are the snippets of our dinner :99


- Roasted Beetroot served with Parmesan Cheese and Pomegranate RM12.90 -

Roasted Beetroot @ The Three By LFJ



Roasted Beetroot @ The Three By LFJ



- 16 Hours Slow-Cooked Pork Belly RM23.90 -

16 Hours Slow-Cooked Pork Belly @ The Three By LFJ



- Braised Oxtail Ragu Pappardelle RM24.90 -

Braised Oxtail Ragu Pappardelle @ The Three By LFJ


Braised Oxtail Ragu Pappardelle @ The Three By LFJ



- Callebaut Chocolate RM9 -

Callebaut Chocolate @ The Three By LFJ


Food presentation wise, absolutely creative.

Taste wise, there are a pinch of sour taste in all three dishes we ordered tonight.
I'm not mad at it. It does give a refreshing taste which I never expected it would be.


Particular, I'm surprised by their outstanding creativity on the pork belly dish.
Traditionally it is served savory.
However, they give it a twist by serving it on top of plum puree.


If you are looking for new taste around the town,
I would definitely recommend you to try out their food.


In terms of pricing, it is above average Western cuisine in town.
Taking into consideration of the food quality and experience,
I think it is still acceptable.


One thing is, I would like to have a larger serving to fill my appetite. XD


Overall, I am very much pleasant with my food tonight,
and I would definitely coming back again, particularly for their Callebaut Chocolate.
Absolutely my cup of chocolate.

December 25, 2018

Dec 25 Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!



"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
And yes, it is!!


Planning real ahead for Christmas, starting from end of November,
and I thought that I would have sufficient time to enjoy this holiday season.


And of course, I under-estimated my level of procrastination... (as always gezzzz T.T)


While I have many posting to catch up with,
I would like to wish you my dear friends
a Merry and Joyous Christmas!


It has been a long year.
Give yourself a pat on the shoulder,
and say "you did well this year"
because you deserve that.


For those who is not quite satisfied with your progress (like me),
also give yourself a pat on the shoulder,
and say "try harder next year",
because you can do it.


Let me end this season greeting by quoting one of my favourite Christmas songs...


"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white"

December 22, 2018

[Review] Althea x Get It Beauty - Real Fresh Skin Detoxers (Rose & Green Tea)

Hello everyone! :)

Did you realized that the year of 2018 is about skin exfoliation?

From chemical exfoliators to gel exfoliators, these products are claimed to be effective to remove dead skin cells on the top layer of skin surface without irritate our skin.

What I have today to share with you are the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer, under the collaboration between Althea Korea X Get It Beauty (South Korea's top TV beauty programme).


Althea x Get It Beauty's Real Fresh Skin Detoxers (Rose & Green Tea) | 150ml  5.07 fl. oz.


Hop onto the train and let's find out more about these skin detoxers! :)


December 19, 2018

[Review] Lilybyred - Mood Liar Velvet Tint 02 λ‹¨μ•„ν•œ 감귀인척 (Citrus) & 03 μ²­μ΄ˆν•œ 살ꡬ인척 (Apricot)

Hello everyone! :)

Quick fun fact. I am REALLY obsessed with lip products. Currently I have around 40+ lip products although I do reckon that I don't need so much of them. In reality, I barely apply lipstick. If you didn't know, now you know. :')

Today I am going to share with you not one, but two lip tints from the 2018 hottest online K-beauty brand - Lilybyred.


Review; Lilybyred's Mood Liar Velvet Tint #02 Citrus & #03 Apricot
Lilybyred's Mood Liar Velvet Tint #02 λ‹¨μ•„ν•œ 감귀인척 (Citrus) & #03 μ²­μ΄ˆν•œ 살ꡬ인척 (Apricot)

Read on to see the swatches and my thoughts on these lippies. :3


December 14, 2018

[Monthly Project] #26 Best of 2018 : Top 10 Products from Althea Korea (Hyeon's Pick)

Monthly Project (December 2018)

#26 Best of 2018 : Top 10 Products from Althea Korea (Hyeon's Pick)


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

We are here at the end of 2018. There are just SO MANY sales happening at this holiday season, and I just wish it's December all year round. :p

It have been a wonderful and blessed year in Althealand. If you didn't know, Althea Korea is an online K-beauty shopping platform. Their website is super user-friendly. They constantly introducing trendy products from South Korea and offering them at great prices! (note : I got most of my K-beauty products here, from skincare to makeup.)

Too many products, too overwhelming, don't know where to start? Join me on counting down the Top 10 Products from Althea Korea (tried and tested). :D


Monthly Project; Best of 2018; Top 10 Products from Althea Korea (Hyeon's Pick)


GO GO GO!!!

December 12, 2018

[Review] Jayjun Cosmetic - Honey Dew Green Mask & Honey Dew Purple Mask + First Impression

Hello everyone! :)

I haven't try much products from Jayjun Cosmetic, but I am already in love with its Baby Pure Shining Mask.

When I learned that Jayjun Cosmetic has launched new sheet masks this year, I was that close to send in my purchase on Gmarket. Wonder why it didn't happen at the end? The cheaper international shipping alternative - CJ Logistics has ceased their logistic service from South Korea to Malaysia. T.T


Review; Jayjun Cosmetic's Honey Dew Green Mask & Honey Dew Purple Mask + First Impression
Jayjun Cosmetic's Honey Dew Green Mask (left) & Honey Dew Purple Mask (right) | 25ml

Finally purchased them from Watson while I was "forced" to layover at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) due to unforeseen technical issue. Then they were having 40% discount on selected items, and Jayjun Cosmetics' sheet masks are one of them.

Wonder how do these sheet mask work? Continue to read on to find out! :)

December 8, 2018

[Review] Althea Korea - Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++

Hello everyone! :)

It has been an amazing journey with Althea Korea (as an Althea Angels) this year! They have launched their very own skincare line, and what I have today to share with you is their Petal Velvet Sunaway.


Review; Althea Korea's Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++
Althea Korea's Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++ | 55ml / 1.86 fl.oz.


Finding your type of sunscreen seems to be an endless search and it can be frustrating, but I can't wait to show you how this sunscreen works because geez I'm so in love with it!


December 5, 2018

[Review] Da Mior - Beauty Inside Bamboo Nude Seal Sheet Mask

Hello everyone! :)

What are the elements you care about the most while choosing sheet mask?

For me, I prefer my sheet mask to be thin and face-fitting. This sheet mask which I'm going to share with you today is a BOMB! I must admit, situations like this happen quite often when I don't have much expectation upfront.

Today I will be sharing with you a nude seal sheet mask from Da Mior. I was given two of these sheet masks as freebie alongside with product review kit from The Butterfly Project.


Review; Da Mior's Beauty Inside Bamboo Nude Seal Sheet Mask
Da Mior's Beauty Inside Bamboo Nude Seal Sheet Mask


Let's check it out, shall we? :)

December 1, 2018

[Review] Beauty Cottage - Elegant Impressionist Semi-Matte Lipstick No. 09 BYZANTINE

Hello everyone! :)

It's been a while since my last review on lip products, despite I have purchase quite some lip products during the year.

Before 2018 ends, I would very much like to share with you this cute matte lipstick by Beauty Cottage, a Thai cosmetic brand.


Review; Beauty Cottage's Elegant Impressionist Semi-Matte Lipstick No.09 BYZANTINE
Beauty Cottage's Elegant Impressionist Semi-Matte Lipstick No.09 BYZANTINE | 3.5g


Read on to see the swatches! :)


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