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Oh, my god! I don't think I can be more excited when I've received this month's Althea Angels Mail! Just look at those cuties! Althea has launched a new brand under their Althea Exclusives and it's called A'bloom!


The first set of products under this uber-cute collection would be the sheet masks! Check them out!

Recipe for Sparkling Skin; Sheet Masks!


Bought 40 sheet masks and got another 40 for free during the launch event!


There are four variants; Nourishing Avocado "Avo-Cuddle-Me" Mask Sheet, Brightening Lemon Lime "Sparkle-Me-Bright" Mask Sheet, Moisturising Watermelon "Water-Me-Long" Mask Sheet and Anti-Blemish Peach "AC-Me-Peach" Mask Sheet. Even the names are cute, right? Thanks to Tammy @hellotammylim and her creative brain!

I've tried the Watermelon mask while I was on-board; coming here to KL for the The Butterfly Project 6th Birthday party last Saturday which I will update soon, and I gotta say that the moisture lasted quite long until later that day as I remember I don't have to powder my oily T-zone every few hours as per usual. As I was exhausted from such a long day, I merely deep-cleansed, toned, used the Lemon Lime mask before going to sleep and I still woke up with nicely bright and hydrated skin. After few days in this capital city, I've started to feel my skin slightly reacted to the heat and everything so that's when both of the Peach and Avocado mask came in. I used Peach in the morning; to tone down the redness I was having and Avocado last night as I'm feeling rather dry around my U-zone area; jawline and outer cheeks. I'm so glad that I woke up with a smooth, non-flaky skin this morning.


BHA Blackhead Blaster!



Now, I've only tried this product once so far and I haven't seen quite a visible result other than seeing how minimised my pores had become after using it and the area became smoother too! But as for blackhead situation I'm having around the tip of my nose, no improvement yet so I'm hoping to use this product some more before finalising my thoughts on it. Stay tuned for that!


Meringue Puffs!



Last but not least, these uber-cute beauty sponges that come in meringue-like shapes and pink pastel colours!




There are 2 sizes available; Giant and Baby! So far, I've used the big one to apply my sunscreen in the morning (dry) and a foundation that I bought from Innisfree yesterday (will update the application on Instagram soon!) and boy, I'd actually prefer the meringue puff over the free foundation brush! When damped, the meringue puff doesn't absorb the foundation as much and the finishing is actually quite good. Those baby meringue puffs are so nice as they reach all the curves around my facial area. 


I guess that's all for now; these are pretty much my first impression of these new babies from Althea A'bloom. Looking at the design and attractive price points, I've got to say that the brand is targeting young millennials and of course, people like me who are in their 30s who still dig cute skincare products! LOL But overall, things are looking good as I definitely see myself repurchasing these in the future; those sheet masks are just great for morning routines and I probably not going back to the Original Beauty Blender after this. Hah!


All of these products are already available to purchase on Althea; links are down below and if you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount off your first purchase!



I guess that's all for now and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~



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Althea A'bloom Sheet Masks RM2.00 each (Malaysia only)




Althea A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster RM16.00 (Malaysia only)





Althea A'bloom Meringue Puffs RM 8 to RM11.00 (Malaysia only)




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I've got a last minute invitation few days ago so I've managed to go out of KL city today by taking LRT from KLCC to USJ and headed to the event space at MYDIN Mall Subang Jaya. I've arrived at the event like 2 hours earlier. Who's excited? Now, let's go to what went down at the event earlier today, shall we?


The New Formula, designed to keep Hair Clean and Fresh from Sahur to Break of Fast, Lands at MYDIN and retail stores nationwide.


‘Hijab’ is a religious and symbolic identity of majority of the women in Malaysia and Hijabers face unique hair concerns beneath the veil every day. To address these concerns, P&G Rejoice scientists have interviewed hundreds of consumers and found that there is a considerable increase in temperature and humidity in the head region under the veil versus outside in their recent study. According to the study, three main hair and scalp concerns for Hijabistas today are dandruff, malodor and tangled hair.



Mr. Sahil Sethi, Beauty Commercial Director for P&G Malaysia sharing his thoughts about the brand and the motivation behind the creation of the Hijab Perfection Series.


To counter this issue, Rejoice proudly unveiled its new collection of Shampoo and Conditioner ‘Hijab Perfection Series’ that comes with a breakthrough 3-in-1 formula at a media event on May 3 where the science behind the new Rejoice formulas was shared along with interactive science demonstrations by Dr Rebecca Kan, P&G Asia Pacific Haircare Scientific Communications. The new product solves 1) Dandruff problem with extra clean anti-dandruff properties 2) Heat & Malodor with extra cooling from Menthol and refreshing smell of Kasturi flower 3) Tangled hair by ensuring extra smoothness that lasts all day and hence is the right haircare solution for Hijabistas.



(from left to right) Mr. Sahil Sethi, Beauty Commercial Director for P&G Malaysia; Elfira Loy; Datuk Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali Bin Mydin, Marketing Director of Mydin Mohamed Holding Bhd.; Kok How Goh, National Sales Manager of P&G Malaysia during the official launch of Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series.


“I have been the face of Rejoice brand in early stages of my career and was also popularly known as ‘Rejoice Gadis Bertudung Hijau’. I am extremely delighted to partner with Rejoice again to be part of the launch of the new Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series. I am thrilled with how this new product keeps my hair cool and fresh throughout the day. I am also in love with the youthful packaging design that completely symbolizes a modern day Hijabista like me. I would definitely recommend the new Rejoice to all my fellow Hijabistas in Malaysia this Ramadan” said Elfira Loy, Popular Malaysian Actress and Entrepreneur after she unveiled the new range.



(second from left to right) Mr. Sahil Sethi, Beauty Care Commercial Director, P&G Malaysia, Elfira Loy, and Dr Rebecca Kan, Principal Scientist for P&G Asia Pacific Haircare sharing their thoughts on the new offerings from Rejoice at the talk show.


“With Rejoice’ s new ‘Hijab Perfection Series’ of shampoos and conditioners, MYDIN customers can now look forward to an innovative formulation that can finally give them the solution for perfect hair under Hijab. With a breakthrough formula and new age innovative packaging, we anticipate a positive response from our customers with the launch of the new series by Rejoice,” said Datin Wira Dr Hjh Siti Hawa Mohd, Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd.



Dr Rebecca Kan, Principal Scientist for P&G Asia Pacific Haircare sharing the breakthrough innovation with a live demonstration of how Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series works.


“Rejoice has always been a brand of firsts by launching First ever 2-in-1 shampoo, First ever Cosmetic Anti Dandruff shampoo and also the First ever Hot Oil shampoo. It has always defined the benchmark for superior smoothness and has been one of most loved haircare brands in Malaysia. Continuing our innovation streak, we launch our new ‘Hijab Perfection Series’ that tackles Dandruff, Heat & Malodor and tangled hair all at one go making it the Perfect Solution for Hijabistas this Ramadan” said Mr. Sahil Sethi, Beauty Care Commercial Director of P&G Malaysia.



Elfira Loy posing with the newly launched Hijab Perfection 3-in-1 Perfect Cool Shampoo and Conditioner from Rejoice.

Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series is available in two variants for Shampoo, 3-in-1 Perfect Cool (for stronger cooling and ultimate freshness effect) and Perfect Perfume (for long lasting scent intensity). The shampoo variants are complemented by 3-in-1 Perfect Conditioner for smooth and conditioned hair with lightweight feel. This conditioner can be paired with both variants of the 3-in-1 Perfect Series shampoos.


Rejoice ‘Hijab Perfection Series’ shampoo and conditioner are available in three different sizes with 170ml, 340ml and 600ml. This new range of products is available across MYDIN and all other major customers nationwide.


I guess that's all from me and make sure to check out my posts on Instagram about the activities held at the event (hint: photobooth and DIY terrarium!). I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Take care!



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Rejoice Malaysia
Rejoice, one of the most popular haircare brands across the globe, includes multiple collections to help provide women with superior smoothness & other cosmetic benefits for their beautiful hair. The current Rejoice offerings include: 3-in-1 Anti Dandruff, Rich, Anti Hair fall, Anti Frizz, Perfume Smooth, Perfume Fresh, Micellar Airy Volume and Micellar Oil Removal. Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series offerings include: 3-in-1 Perfect Cool, 3-in-1 Perfect Perfume and 3-in-1 Perfect Conditioner. Powered by decades of experience of 100+ scientists, Rejoice’ Superior Formula works inside and out for beautiful hair with long lasting smoothness.

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Before posting my Empties for the last quarter of 2018, I'm gonna share with you guys about the sheet masks that I've used throughout the past 3 months and although the numbers for this quarter went down to 66 as I was just finishing up the sponsored ones while the rest are expiring this year, I'd sure hope I'm gonna clear out some more of my sheet mask stash in the next quarter.

MORNING SHEET MASKS

Jayeon Aloe Hydrating Mask - 5
Jayeon Raspberry Brightening Mask - 5
Jayeon Pearl Whitening Mask - 5




Reneuf Refreshing & Purifying Moisturising Mask (AHA)
Reneuf Nourishing & Moisturising Mask (Almond Oil)
Reneuf Whitening & Moisturising Mask (Vitamin C)
Reneuf Extreme Hydrating & Moisturising Mask (Hyaluronic Acid)
Reneuf Brightening & Moisturising Mask (Vitamin E)
Reneuf Antioxidant & Protection Moisturising Mask (Witch Hazel)
Reneuf Lifting & Firming Moisturising Mask (Papaya Extract)



Leegeehaam Tea Tree Soothing Mask - 5
Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Nutri Mask
Leegeehaam Dual Peptide Firming Mask



LANEIGE Water Pocket Sheet Mask - Time Freeze (Face-Fit)
LANEIGE Water Pocket Sheet Mask - Water Sleeping Mask (Special)




Holika Holika Juicy Mask Sheet Energizing (Blue Berry)
Holika Holika Juicy Mask Sheet Elasticity (Pomegranate)




LipHop Black Cheers Bean Hydrating Facial Mask
LipHop Black Cheers Rice Nourishing Facial Mask




Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask - 2


DEWYTREE Ginseng Nutritious Black Mask
Combos Skin Extra Brightening Dual Black Mask


NIGHT SHEET MASKS


VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Aloe
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Lavender
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Jasmine
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Rosemary (Vitalizing)
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Witch Hazel Water (Soothing)




Paparecipe Bombee Whitening Honey Mask Pack - 2
Paparecipe Bombee Black Honey Mask Pack - 2
Paparecipe Bombee Rose Gold Honey Mask Pack
Paparecipe Bombee Honey Mask



SeaNTree Steam Essence Mask Sheet - 2




Etude House Dr. Ampoule Dual Mask Sheet (Brightening Care)
Etude House Dr. Ampoule Dual Mask Sheet (Luminous Care)
Etude House Dr. Ampoule Dual Black Mask Sheet (Skin Purifying)
Etude House Dr. Ampoule Dual Black Mask Sheet (Pore Clearing)

    This quarter, I feel like I've used lots of more expensive sheet masks compared to previously. Of course, it's because there are more concentrated treatment masks, multi-steps masks, etc but discovering new brand like Jayeon is just nice as I love using affordable sheet masks for my morning routine. Hope to see more brands like this! 


    As I've already talked about most of these sheet masks on my Instagram by #myrasheetmaskdiary, feel free to ask me about any of them by leaving comments down below. I guess that's all from me, I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Annyeong~




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    Assalammualaikum and how are you my lovelies! It's been awhile since I last started my post with a greeting and I'm just so excited to share with you guys out there about an event that I've attended earlier today and boy, it was so much fun as you guys might've aware that this is indeed the first event ever for me; attending as a blogger representing Myra Beauty Diary! Woot! Woot!


    I was supposed to leave on Tuesday after having a long weekend of attending my first party for beauty blogger community, hanging out with my friends, having local Asian Beauty Community meetups and of course, spending quality times with my best friend and then on Monday, came in the email from Guardian Malaysia through their PR company; an invite to their exclusive launch event for the lovely tote bags for Ramadan, a collaboration between the drugstore brand and a famous celebrity, Neelofa! Even though I'm not huge on local entertainment scene but as a hijab fashion enthusiast myself, I'm very much familiar with her brand, Naelofar; one of the biggest hijab brand here in Malaysia.


    Now, let's go to what went down earlier today!



    Guardian X NAELOFAR Exclusive Summer Collection tote bags.


    Guardian Malaysia unveiled today Nature Beauty, Red Blossoms and Floral Serenity tote bags - it has commissioned for its Exclusive Summer Collection for Ramadan. These tote bags were designed and inspired by talented actress, TV presenter, model and successful entrepreneur; Miss Neelofa, the owner of one of Malaysia's leading contemporary fashion brand; NAELOFAR.



    (From left) Chiang Kong Sim from Maybelline, Steph Too from Sunsilk, Wong Vai Chi, Head of Marketing, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd, Neelofa, Sheryn Soo, Head of Skincare, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd and Lee Yunn Tyng from Nivea posing for the media at the launch of Naelofar X Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection tote bags.


    Speaking at the launch of the Summer Collection, Ms. Wong Vai Chi; Head of Marketing, Health and Beauty, Guardian Health and Beauty said, "This collaboration with NAELOFAR is our special way to welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan with our customers. We want to offer our customers something exclusive and of course, beautiful, when they drop in to shop for their health and beauty necessities at Guardian stores.



    Neelofa (middle) and models posing with Naelofar X Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection tote bags.


    Vai Chi also announced that Guardian stores will have a special theme called "Seiring Ramadan" during the month of Ramadan where Guardian will strive to offer customers the best deals throughout this Ramadan season with discounts of up to 50% on some products.



    Check the promotion here! Until end of this month!


    "And for those who would like health tips during Ramadan, guardian will be uploading on its Facebook page, some useful advice from Joanna Soh, Asia's #1 Fitness YouTuber from time to time," she added.



    Guardian X NAELOFAR Exclusive Summer Collection will be available from today until stocks last.


    So in the month of Ramadan, what better time to shop at Guardian and to carry your purchases home in a must-have tote bag designed by Neelofa herself.



    Models striking a pose for the media at the launch of Naelofar X Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection. 


    The tote bags can be purchased at a 40% discount with any purchase of a sponsor's product worth RM20, or RM30 of a non-sponsor's product. After the 40% discount, the bags will retail for only RM17.90.

    From left: Red Blossoms, Nature Beauty, Flora Serenity

    According to Neelofa, these are her inspirations behind the three tote bags:
    • Red Blossoms | A vibrant colour of Iris flowers designed with golden rectangle geometry to lead the eye from one design element to the next. Exclusively designed to look bold and elegant.
    • Nature Beauty | Designed to go beyond the norm towards modernization. The use of clean, irregular shapes with tropical colours emphasize on the beauty effect of the design.
    • Flora Serenity | Flowers and butterflies symbolise grace and beauty, with a touch of vibrant colours to give more festive-like feelings. Designed exclusively for those who embrace elegance.


    The Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection will be available from today until stocks last. "So please start collecting these three tote bags early as stocks are very limited," said Vai Chi.



    Shall I reveal what I've got in the goodie bag?


    So that's the very first event I ever attended as blogger from Myra Beauty Diary and it was fun indeed. The launch was at one of the nice restaurant in Suria KLCC, I've got to meet lots of other big social media influencers and it was lovely to meet writers from magazines like NONA, Jelita, Remaja; local beauty and fashion magazines here in Malaysia. I feel so excited and inspired at the same time as I've always wanted to attend this kind of event so here's to more exciting events in 2019! One last pic with Neelofa! I admit, I was nervous hence the shaky selfie. LOL!




    I guess that's all from me so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Take care!



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    Started as a 200-sqft pharmaceutical retail outlet catering to the expatriate community 50 years ago. Today, it is the leading pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain in the country with more than 430 stores nationwide, providing an unrivalled variety of pharmaceutical, health and beauty products. The chain of stores serves more than 30 million customers across the country.

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    It's Saturday and it's time for another Beauty Blogger Mail! You guys probably won't even believe me when I said that this package arrived after 7 months to my local post office!

    So I received an email from iUNIK as I was selected as winner to review the cleansing oil back in August last year and finally I've received a call from a postman to come and collect the item from Pos Malaysia Kota Kinabalu so I went. I'm glad that the product arrived perfectly in its box, wrapped with bubble wrappers hence I don't see any dent on the box and no leakage whatsoever.

    I'm going to include this oil-based cleanser later in my evening routine; most probably after I've finished my Shu Uemura cleansing oil being the closest one to be finished.

    I guess that's all for now! I'd sure update you guys with a review once I've used it enough to remove my daily makeup.

    I'll see you guys next time! Annyeong~


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    Early this month, I've received another package from the Althea Land and this time they're launching products that are quite trendy these days; anti-pollution moisturiser that suits everyone even sensitive skin and soothing toner pads that's just filled with hydration and I'm obsessed with the gauze-type pad!


    I've been incorporating both of these products in my daily morning and evening skincare routines and I just love how versatile and easy to apply they actually are like the rest of Althea Exclusives; skincare products released under un-house brand, Althea. Here's my first impression:-




    I've been using the Waterful Green Bamboo Pads as the first step after my cleansing routine for the past couple weeks. I haven't had any soothing toner in my skincare stash because I usually go for hydrating and brightening toners instead; not until my skin started to dry out around my outer cheeks and chin area (entering my 30s sucks big time) and that's when I've started to look for gentle and soothing toner for my sensitive facial area. Then, bam! Althea dropped the toner pad; not only it soothes and hydrates my skin, it also helps in removing dead skin cells rather gently thanks to the gauze-type pads and the willow bark extracts as well. 





    I've been noticing that my skin doesn't react well with heavy makeup lately; lots of redness around my cheek area and of course, there's still some areas around my outer cheeks that's just flaky and sad! I usually treat these areas with soothing, Panthenol-containing sheet masks but lately I feel that's still a bit lacking in terms of result unlike before. I've been using the Skin Relief Calming Cream mostly in my night skincare routine for the past couple weeks; coupling  it with other moisturisers where I'd be applying the soothing cream on affected area with other moisturisers focusing on hydration (Hyaluronic Acid-containing) that are mostly light in texture on the rest of my facial area. Man, I'm fully aware that combination skin is tricky but it gets trickier with sensitive area.




    So far, both products are appearing regularly on my #myraskincarediary on Instagram which means I've been using them a lot especially the soothing pad toners! I even take some of it and place them into a small case for me to carry in my office skincare kit for my midday routine because it's just so hot in Malaysia these days and even layering hydrating toners won't do. 

    I guess that's all for now! Do stay tuned for full reviews for both of these products upcoming soon in here in my blog. Have you tried any of Althea Exclusive? Tell me about it! By the way, if you're planning to sign up for Althea and place your first order for more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount off your first purchase!



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    Althea Skin Relief Calming Cream RM44.00 (Malaysia only)




    Althea Waterful Green Bamboo Pads RM54.00 (Malaysia only)




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    Shu Uemura Unlimited Fluid Foundation is a new liquid foundation with SPF24 and it comes in 24 shades. The foundation focuses on three things: shade range, lightweight texture and long wearing.






    The formula is light and smooth, giving an even color to your complexion while feeling completely lightweight. All the shades have been selected to suit Asian women of all skin tones. This selection of shades is based on through the research of over 3000 women from all over Asia.




    On SEPHORA Malaysia website, there are currently 12 shades available and I'm hoping for them to make full range available soon as I don't see my shade range in there, at least not yet.

    I've made some inquiry at Imago Kota Kinabalu Boutique and the BA has informed that the shades available are only half of the full range too! I'm not sure which ones so I'll be heading down there to check it out myself. Also, I'd be picking up the new Blanc:Chroma Lightening and Polishing Cleansing Oil sample kit to see if it's better than my regular Anti/Oxi+ Skin Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil.


    Have you tried anything from Shu Uemura? Let me know!





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    When I got these two products from Althea as part of their Althea Angels Welcome Kit, I opened them right away as I was very excited to try them because of two things; Green Tea and Rose are both my favourites when it comes to ingredients for my special care products like sheet masks and wash-off masks. The second reason would be this is the first time I'm trying this kind of product! I've tried oil-to-foam cleanser before and that's surprisingly very convenient although I just can't change my double cleansing method but mask-to-cleanser can be a game changer in my skincare routines.

    But first, let's go into details of these new products from Althea!




    "Naturally fresh, premium ingredients for modern urbanites."

    Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer are created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites, this product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates that into freshness and vitality for the skin.

    Made with premium ingredients sourced from various parts of the world, this 10-second mask is filled with the vitality and freshness from nature to ensure your skin stays healthy and clean everyday.


    Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Rose (Refining):  Recommended for morning routine

    • A skin refining recipe made with roses to detox, gently smooth away roughness and give the skin a radiant glow.
    • Use in the morning to help to balance the skin's natural pH levels and protect it, evening out the skin's texture for perfect makeup application.

    Ingredients:
    Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol


    Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Green Tea (Purifying): Recommended for night routine

    • A skin-purifying recipe made with green tea to detox , soothe and nourish sensitive skin. 
    • This product boosts the skin's natural regeneration process at night when the skin cells are most active by ensuring the skin is clarified and ready to rest.

    Ingredients:
    Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol


    Now, let's talk about the packaging!




    The products came within these boxes. The design is minimalistic with merely wordings for the products' names and the main ingredients' illustrations on the side. If you've noticed, there's the Get It Beauty logo at lower part of the box I'm guessing to indicate that these two products are indeed collaboration between the brand and the beauty TV show.

    If you're still confused on what category these product fall on, they're actually wash-off masks, recommended to be used for 10 seconds after first oil-based cleanser (for double cleansing method) on daily basis.




    At the back of the boxes are the product descriptions in Korean but rest assured, you can get all the information you need here. Unless of course, if you can read and understand Hangeul  that is. (>.<)




    On the side of the box there's a note regarding the natural real rose and green tea leaves contained in the products so don't freak out if it's starting to change in its colour although I haven't seen it yet either. 



    The products came in almost transparent tubes which is again, something I'd appreciate as I'm tired of putting those products in tubes that I have in my stash behind the light just to really see how much of product left inside. I also am digging the part where they've provided a space at the back of the tube for me to properly write the opened date for these products.




    Like most Korean products, these tubes products have seal stickers at the opening. Oh, you can check the expiration dates at the top of the tube. Such a great movement in Korean skincare manufacturing industries I'd say as it's really nice to know when the products are going to expire instead of counting the months and the years from the manufacturing dates printed on products back in 2015. The format is YYYYMMDD.

    Now, let's go to each of the product.


    ALTHEA REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER ROSE


    I was catching up with previous episodes of Get It Beauty on iFlix few weeks ago; there's one episode where the participants of the show known as Better Girls were comprising of foreigners that currently residing in Seoul being invited to the show. I recalled there's part of the program where the hosts revealed some beauty products that they discovered during their overseas trips; host Lee Honey brought her self-made perfume while she was visiting Grasse, France and guess where one of these two's main ingredient sourced from? Grasse, France; the world's capital of perfume, indeed.





    The consistency for both of these products is similar; thick gel, run slightly and this being the Rose variant is containing rose petals in it. The scent is of course filled with rose scents but it does smell like chemical although slightly.




    When it comes to application, I've noticed that Althea recommends for Rose to be used in the morning to refine the skin texture and promote smooth skin texture. I have to agree that this mask-to-foam product does give me that especially when I have flaky skin around my jawline area thanks to multiple allergic reactions I've been having for the past month or so (no worries, I'm consuming lots of veggies these days) and as I've been using this product every other day for more than 3 weeks with use no physical scrubs in my routines as I'm afraid it might be too harsh for my skin' the same goes to my Clarisonic brush, I've seen improvement as the area is very much smooth.



    ALTHEA REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER GREEN TEA





    The Green Tea variant is an absolute delight for my skin as it cleanses deeply; I see no dead skin cells whenever I tone my skin after using it in my evening routine. The scent is so nice and therapeutic within the short seconds while applying this on. 



    Although I have to let you guys know that around the second week of using this, I applied this on for a little bit longer than I should and with my jawline being sensitive and all at that point, the whole area went overly dried and worst than allergic reaction aftereffect, I cried. I guess the formula is indeed intense hence only 10 seconds recommended for it to work well on your skin so I'd suggest for you to follow the instructions well before using.


    Overall, I would say that these two products work well and if you're like me who are busy and got not much time to do physical scrubs, do wash-off masks like 3 times a week; the whole nine, I'd definitely recommend these products maybe for daily use, or every other day you can build up the frequency according to your skin concerns. 


    You can purchase these separately with individual price of RM43 or in a set with 10% discount (no code necessary) with both variants. If you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount! 

    So I guess that's all from me! If you have already got these products, do let me know what your thoughts on them by leaving comments down below.



    Until next post, annyeong~


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    Website: http://my.althea.kr/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/altheamalaysia
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/altheakorea



    Disclaimer: Links provided are non-affiliated. The products were sent to me for review purposes and all opinions here are based on my personal use of the products.



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    Before I dive into the product, let me just talk a little bit about Hyraluronic Acid; the star ingredient. As I started doing the whole 1-Day-1-Pack (pack here means sheet mask) around late 2017, I've noticed that most sheet masks that I've ran through; especially hydrating and moisturising ones contain one ingredient in common which is Hyaluronic Acid. Known to its functions in making the skin nicely hydrated, looking plumped and glowing (as if there's a film of water on your skin), Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in moisture so now that you know what to expect from this product, let's get started!



    TIA'M Hyaluronic Water Plumping Serum

    About 3 weeks ago, I've received the above serum from the brand's global Instagram page @tiam_global through their Reviewer Recruit Event that concluded last month and it's the first hyaluronic acid serum I ever tried therefore I am so excited to see what this serum can do to help my currently dehydrated skin thanks to hospital dry and cold environment that I'm enduring for the past few weeks!

    But first, let's go to basic details on the serum.


    Product Description:
    • A hydrating serum that infused with the Hyaluronic Acid Complex to instantly boost the moisture level of dehydrated skin.
    • Blended with lotus extract and panthenol to prevent moisture loss while leaving the skin feeling plumped.
    • This versatile formula can be mixed with liquid foundation or BB cream for a hydrating glow. 

    How to Use:
    Apply 2 to 3 drops onto the face after prepping the skin with toner.
    Gently massage the face in circular motions and let absorb.


    Ingredients:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Betaine, 1-2,-hexandoil, Panthenol, HA-5 (Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Macromolecule & Micromolecule), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer) 1,500ppm, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Allantoin, Hydrxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydlimethyl Taurate Coplymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

    Ingredients Highlight:

    6 different types of Hyaluronic Acid in various sizes (high and low molecules) that penetrate deep into the different skin depths and hydrate the skin from inside and out.
    • Surface of the skin (Pulling Moisture and Forming Moisture Barrier):
      • Sodium Hyaluronate (macromolecules)
        • Attracts moisture to the surface of the skin and forms moisture barrier to prevent any future moisture loss.
    • Epidermis
      • Sodium Hyaluronate (Micromolecule)
        • Provides rich moisture to the epidermis and provides your skin with a continuous burst of intense hydration.
      • Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
        • Gradually releases abundant moisture from the epidermis to keep skin hydrated throughout the day.
    • Dermis (deepest layer of the skin)
      • Hyaluronic Acid
        • Hydrates deep into the layers of dermis to increase in water density and keep your skin firm.
      • Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
        • Hydrates deep into the dermis layer of the skin and provides deep hydration.
      • Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
        • Locks in moisture and penetrates deep into the dermis layer of the skin to enhance the look of facial volume i.e. plump up the skin!

    Lotus Extract - known for its moisturising, nourishing function also improve skin elasticity.

    Panthenol - Enhance skin barrier.


    Now, let's go to the packaging!





    The product came within a box and with other sides having Korean product description, one of the side has English product information including the ingredients list. 




    The product came in that glass bottle with a simple label sticker. I love its simplicity.


     


    At the back of the small bottle, there's a double sticker which at the inner sticker, the brand printed a tip and direction on using the serum in English. 





    Of course, the popular method to dispense a product chosen by beauty companies these days would be using a pipette. It's easy and much more affordable compared to pump, I'm guessing.


    APPLICATION


     


    The serum is both watery and slightly runny. It's also have a slightly milkish colour to it but once applied; evened out, it'll go nice and transparent with a little sheen to it.




    The finish is just nicely moisturised-looking and I don't feel tackiness or anything. I usually don't care much for essence, serum even ampoules finishes as I'm going to apply moisturiser on top anyway so even if it's tacky, it's alright. I normally don't have wait times between application but I've noticed that the finish actually doesn't dries down or anything after several minutes and it does feel slightly heavy on skin so I'd suggest for you to massage a little bit more before moving onto your next step for your skincare routine.

    Hyaluronic Acid can be combined its usage with vitamin products especially Vitamin C-based product to enhance the result; hydrated, moisturised skin with brighter complexion. I haven't got any Vitamin C yet as I've just got brightening serum for that but I'll be sure to update you guys once I did. 




    Overall, I do like this serum. After using it almost everyday for the past few weeks, I can totally see how it helps with my dehydrated facial area which is U-Zone i.e cheeks to jawline and I'm going to continue on using the product to really see how it works after I actually finished a single bottle and boy, I think I'd be looking forward to purchase another bottle for this as it's fun to mix this serum product around with brightening skincare products that tend to dry out my skin after using them for years or maybe it's just a sign that I need to incorporate more heavier, thicker, moisturising, nourishing i.e. anti-aging skincare products in my daily skincare routines. With that said, I seriously need to amp up my day skincare routine as I'm being lazy with just 3 to 5 products every single day for the past year.


    I guess that's all from me so do let me know your thoughts on this product and tell me if you have tried a similar product to this by leaving comments down below.

    I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~



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    TIA'M Hyaluronic Water Plumping Serum | RM78.94 (YesStyle.com)



    ||| Information |||


    TIA'M means "a twinkle in the eye when you meet someone for the first time" in Persian. A Korean skincare brand, TIA'M uses safe and natural ingredients to produce effective and affordable products that improve skin from within. The brand is famous for its Spot Remover Kit, Anti-Pollution Salt Facial Scrub, My Little Pore No Sebum Cream and Aura Milk Face Peeling Cream. All products are manufactured in Korea.


    Website | http://www.tiam.co.kr/
    Instagram | @tiam_global



    Disclaimer: Links provided are non-affiliated. This product was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions here are based on my personal use of the products.



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    I know I've been focusing a lot on Korean beauty products here in my blog but throughout this year, I've discovered several Japanese beauty products that I wish I've known about them earlier and initially, it was all thanks to my best friend who told me to look for beauty items with @cosme The Best Cosmetics Awards sticker while I was at beauty store around early this year which had made the annual winners list becoming a set of products that I need to try first before venturing out into trying similar products since then.




    Earlier this month, @cosme, one of Asia’s largest beauty and cosmetics websites announced the winners of its @cosme The Best Cosmetics Awards 2018 and I believe this lineup of beauty items are reflecting Japan’s beauty trends this year as they're based on thousands of real users' reviews on the online platform.






    @cosme has awarded the Grand Prix item is the Opera Lip Tint; known for their beautiful range of natural shades, long-lasting lipsticks.




    Basically, there are many different categories included in this beauty award by @cosme; skincare, makeup, body and hair products for this and I'm going to highlight 5 products that I have personally tried myself. Have a look!




    If you ask me what's my 3 must-have makeup items that would be cushion foundation, eyebrow mousse, and a black eyeliner where KATE Double Line Expert comes out as the best one I've tried so far as it gives the right amount of colour intensities for my medium skin.



    You guys know me, I love the minimal look of the pen!



    I know I've said that cushion foundation is my definitely my thing but when it comes to foundation, I can't deny that I fell in love with Kate Secret Skin Maker Zero since the first application. Glides on like a dream, blends in beautifully with my skin tone and I do appreciate the natural undertone for this. 


    The brand's beautiful and edgy packaging just love!




    I fell in love with the brand ADDICTION instantly when I saw their selection of makeup items in K-drama few years ago and their single eyeshadows are indeed so beautiful especially if you're big on natural shades.

    That Addiction The Eyeshadow in Blood Moon is so pretty especially at this time of the year where you just want to bring out all the lovely reds and brown shades.


    Now, let's go to my most important skincare products that I'd be happy to invest in which is cleansers and toners.



    Of course, as I use cleansing oil on daily basis due to the fact that I can never give up double cleansing, I love trying different oil cleansers to see if I could find a similar (read: cheaper) products but that didn't happen when I found Shu Uemura Ultime8 Infinite Sublimes Beauty Cleansing Oil. 



    Granted, the product is indeed expensive but I have to point out how beautifully this melts my heavy base makeup, eye makeups, mascara; all in one single step! When I find this a little bit too heavy for my skin that day, I'd go with its sister, Anti/Oxi+ pollutant & dullness clarifying cleansing oil. 



    After seeing so many different toners that I've featured here in my blog, one would think that I'm  so done trying more toners. Nope! As I've found that the naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner is definitely worth the try. This top-placer rules!


    You guys probably already aware that this winners list is based on Japanese reviewers on their online platform therefore I'm hoping that in the future they will have the list of @cosme THE BEST COSMETICS AWARD based on Malaysia reviewers too.


    I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys on my next post! Jyaa ne~




    |||   Information   |||



    A little bit on @cosme The Best Cosmetics Awards:
    • @cosme started from cosmetics review media in Japan in 1999 by istyle Inc.
    • @cosme is always trying to deliver fair, neutral and accurate information to customers.
    • @cosme has been awarded since 2000 and it is such a big impact on sales for winning products.



    Disclaimer |
    This is based on the reviews that are posted by @cosme members (Japan) and given to the products that receive the most support from everyone. Ranking Period: 2017/11/01 - 2018/10/31. Source: Japan @cosme

    Please be aware that ingredient lists of the award-winning products available in Japan and Malaysia may vary. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.



    |||   Official Links   |||


    Websites:
    @cosme Japan shopping website
    @cosme Malaysia

    Facebook:
    @cosme Japan
    @cosme Malaysia

    Instagram | 
    @cosme Malaysia

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