21 Jun 2018

Review: Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence

This is meant to be a short review on the miniature version of the Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence that I got as GwP a few months ago. In this review, I’ll focus mainly on the texture, performance and some of the major claims of this product.

Review: Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence

I am not sure why but the new Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence has rather short shelf life. The one I bought will expire within 1 year from the manufacturing date so I’m kinda like rushing to finish it since I only opened it a few months ago.

Laneige skin brightening or whitening products are not new to me. I used their White Plus Renew Original Essence for quite some time and that one was really effective at evening out my skin. It even helped to lighten my acne scars and lighter freckles. So I was really keen when Laneige launched its White Dew line. I wanted to see if it can help with my freckles and dark spots.

Below are my thoughts on it after using the product for about 4 months now.

19 Jun 2018

Review: SU:M37 Secret Repair Special Gift Set

I bought this SU:M37 Secret Repair Special Gift Set from eBay a few months ago. Jolse and BeautyBoxKorea are also carrying them so you can get it from there. The reason why I bought the Gift Set was simply because SU:M37 products are too expensive and I wanted to make sure that I like it before committing into full size. Getting trial kit will also satisfy my “hunting desire” for new products. I will be able to tell whether I like the products, need the products, or just find it curious.

I brought the Special Gift Set to Taiwan so I got to try them out for 10 days. Then I brought them for a short trips of 4 days just to finish off the remaining. So a set like this can last you at least 14 days using it days and nights.

Below are my thoughts on these products:

  • SU:M37 Secret Repair Toner 20ml
  • SU:M37 Secret Repair Emulsion 20ml
  • SU:M37 Secret Programming Essence 12ml
  • SU:M37 Secret Repair Concentrate 8ml
  • SU:M37 Secret Repair Concentrated Cream 10ml

18 Jun 2018

Comparison Review of Huxley Essences: Grab Water Essence, Oil Essence, Light and More Oil and Brightly Ever After Essence

I just repurchased Huxley Grab Water Essence and Huxley Oil Essence not long ago, which makes it a perfect time for a group photo session for all four Huxley essences that I have tried in the past one year. This also gives me a perfect opportunity to talk about four Huxley essences together in one single post, about their functions, textures, performance and differences. And most importantly, which one you should buy based on your skin needs!

Read on if you are a Huxley products lover but cannot decide which one to purchase below:

  • Essence-like, Oil-like Oil Essence
  • Grab Water Essence
  • Brightly Ever After Essence
  • Light and More Oil

17 Jun 2018

Comparison Review of Huxley Creams: Fresh and More, Anti-Gravity, and Glow Awakening

Many people who want to try out one of the Huxley creams may not know where to start. Besides, not everyone have access to in-store testers. It is also hard to gauge the consistency and absorbency of a cream simply by looking at the pictures. As such, I am writing this comparison review to give you guys a better idea of which one to go for when it comes to choosing the best cream for you.

I am currently using three Huxley creams, namely:

  • Fresh and More Cream
  • Glow Awakening Cream
  • Anti-Gravity Cream

Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Brightly Ever After Essence and Glow Awakening Cream

I’ve been wanting to try this Huxley brightening line out when it was first launched. Huxley is known for the use of premium ingredients, in particular the Saharan cactus extracts. Their products all carry a unique, fresh grassy scent that I personally find enticing and relaxing. Although Huxley products tend to be on the heavier side due to its botanical oils content, they tend to be pretty fast-absorbing and non-greasy. So I am curious when it launched its first brightening line. There is only essence and cream in the line so I grabbed both. I got the Brightly Ever Essence from Sweet Coreas and the Glow Awakening Cream from Wako Beauty. They are also available on Kurator, Hermo, Stylekorean, Jolse and many other places.

Review: Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil EX and Gentle Cleansing Foam EX

Sulwhasoo is really popular for its cleansing foam and oil, so I was really happy when my mom gave this Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Kit she received from her Sulwhasoo haul to me a few months ago. I had been carrying them with me whenever I went on trip and just got to finish using them not long ago. Here are my thoughts on both products:

15 Jun 2018

Review: Belif The True Decoction - Firming Essence

I just finished using the five Belif Firming Essences I got as Gift with Purchases earlier, which made up a full size bottle of the Firming Essence, so I am pretty excited to share my thoughts on it with you guys!

I recalled I was quite excited when Belif came out with its True Decoction Line. It was said to be a form of herbal brewing technique that extracts essences using slow brewing method. Doing so will allow all the nutrients and essential components are collected without wasting any of them. This Firming Essence is one of the core products Belif was promoting when it launched the The True Decoction Line!

Many of you may ask, so what makes this difference from the Peat Miracle Line? Well, the extraction processes are difference. Peat is collected from the pristine peat land whereas Decoction is made by brewing herbal roots on slow fire. Peat is more for wrinkles improvements whereas Decoction targets skin elasticity and firmness.

Review: Huxley Sleep Mask; Good Night

I was really excited to give this Huxley Sleeping Mask a try when I first tried its sample out. The soft and hydrating texture quickly caught my heart, not to mention Huxley's unique and enticing scent. I quickly ordered mine from Jolse and below are my thoughts on it after using it for a good few months now.

13 Jun 2018







belif 豆蔻集中亮白面霜 ★★★★
Celeb Face 泡沫洁面乳 ★★★★☆
J.One 第壹逆齡彈力球面霜 ★★★★☆
Laneige 蘭芝活力保濕機能水 ★★★★☆
Laneige 蘭芝活力保濕水凝凍 ★★☆
Laneige 兰芝超时空弹力紧塑乳霜 ★★★★☆
Laneige 兰芝臻白美白晶透面霜 ★★★☆
Loreal Paris 巴黎萊雅完美UV防曬水精華SPF50  ★★★★
Make P:rem 保湿化妆水 ★★★☆
Mamonde 梦妆水仙花沁透保湿霜 ★★★☆
Mamonde 梦妆花萃赋活臻白面霜 ★★★
Manyo Factory 魔女工厂玻尿酸保湿安瓶 ★★
Mise en Scene 珍珠洗发精 ★★★☆
Nature Republic 自然乐园济州碳酸卸妆水 ★★★★☆
Neogen Dermalogy 鑽魚子全效賦活眼部精華乳 ★
Shins Hanami 山茶花梳子 ★★★★☆
Sulwhasoo 雪花秀顺行洁面乳 ★★

Review: Laneige Water Bank Hydro Mist

Laneige revamped its Water Bank line about 2 months ago. The new Water Bank line features green mineral water extracted from vegetables that are said to be super hydrating and healthy for the skin. After all, if we need to consume more green, the same should go for our skin too, right?!

The new Water Bank line carries mainly two types of products, one is the Water Bank Hydro Essence and Mist, and the other one is the Water Bank Moisture Essence and Mist. They are meant for oily-to-combination and normal-to-dry skin respectively.

I ordered mine from Gmarket Korea when the products are first launched. I just couldn't wait for it to come to Malaysia! I opted for the Hydro Mist and Essence although I have normal skin. I think the Hydro version will work better for normal skin living in a hot country like Malaysia although it may not be hydrating enough for normal skin in Korea.

Anyhow, now lets go to our review of this Water Bank Hydro Mist that I have used for the past 2 months!

12 Jun 2018






Belif 洋甘菊酊精華
Innisfree 悦诗风吟100%纯棉3层化妆棉80片(雷!)
Laneige 兰芝臻白净透细肤水
Laneige  蘭芝水酷肌因保濕精華(清爽版)(赞!)
Make P:rem 温和保湿化妆水
Primera 芙丽美娜 高山浆果水滢集中保湿面霜
Primera 芙丽美娜女性私处清洗护理液
The Body Shop 美体小铺法国薰衣草身体按摩油

11 Jun 2018

Review: J.One Jelly Pack

Any kbeauty lover would not miss this J.One Jelly Pack created by the Korean actress Ha Ji Won. I heard of it long before Glow Recipe bringing the product in, from the famous Korean beauty channel "Get it Beauty", when Ha Ji Won talked about her beauty secrets! I wanted to get it when I saw it available on Glow Recipe but subsequently backed off when I was told that the texture is really sticky and hard to get absorbed by the skin! I even bought a J.One Mask to gauze how will I like the Jelly Pack and found it too sticky for my liking.

It was not until a recent encounter with Kurator that changed my mind on J.One  Jelly Pack. Kurator Malaysia brings in J.One products a few months ago. I had the opportunity to try the Jelly Pack on my palm when I visited a beauty fair by Kurator nearby KLCC. It was a nice experience. I am surprised by how well the product absorbed by several pats. The area where I applied the Jelly Pack turned out to be super soft and silky an hour later.

Intrigued, I decided to give the J.One Jelly Pack a try. I initially wanted to buy it from Kurator, but I was hesitated to get the 50ml one because I am worried of wasting it if I cannot finish it. In the end, I decided to get the 30ml trial pack from Sweet Corea, a Kbeauty retailer that I frequently shopped from.

10 Jun 2018

Comparison Review: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 2018

One thing good about the kbeauty industry is that they are constantly innovating and improving. They will keep testing and upgrading their products to deliver only the best for their customers. Recently, one of my favourite brands Innisfree just upgraded and revamped its best-selling green tea line, especially its number one best-selling Green Tea Seed Serum, which I am really excited to give it a try!

This is not my first Green Tea Seed Serum. I finished at least 3 bottles of it and am now into my four with this 2018 upgraded formula. I found it sticky at first, before learning to apply it on a damp face. It is a milder and cheaper version of Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX, and can help to smooth and soften the skin. It quenches my skin of thirst and supplies it with loads of antioxidants and nutrients. I am really in love with it!

So what are the differences between this and the older formulation?

Comparison Review: Celeb Face Sparkling Cleanser vs. Belif Ultimate Brightening Bubble Mask

I want to touch briefly on the differences between these two. They are both auto-foaming cleansing type products that I used and loved recently so I thought maybe I just do a quick comparison review on them before any of you asked me about them!

Review: Mediheal Black Chip Circle Point Brightening Mask

I talked about Mediheal Aqua Chip Moisturizing Mask in my last review, and how I love its unique acupressuring benefits with those little plastic "chips". Today, we are gonna focus on this brightening version from the same line, and how it differs from the Aqua one as a whole.

Beauty Tips: How to Soothe Tired, Puffy and Dry Eyes?

I believe people like me who stares at the computer for long hours are more prone to getting sore and puffy eyes. Sometimes, it is not just sore eyes, but dark eyes circle and even fine lines due to dryness and poor blood circulation around your eyes. So in this review, I'm gonna share with you guys some of the tips I used whenever my eyes get sore, puffy or dry.

Beauty Tip: My Experience Combating Freckles, Dark Spots, Sun Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Acne Scars and PIHs

Hi guys, I am back with another beauty tips this week. Actually, I started venturing into skincare in an attempt to find the best solution for my freckles and sun spots. However, after years of experimenting, my freckles seem to come back and forth. There is a cycle to it that I have given up thinking of getting rid of it completely. My review today is to share with some of you my experience combating dark spots, sun spots and freckles in the past 5 years and hopefully it will be helpful for some of you who have the same skincare problems with me here.

Lets get a concept right. Freckles are hard to remove, but sun spots and age spots can. Freckles have something to do with your genes and the genes will always be there no matter how you try to manage your melanin synthesis. Sun spots and age spots are damages to the skin and they can be cured by acids, vitamin C and other melanin suppressing ingredients.

Dark spots has everything to do with skin metabolism. When I have better rest, my freckles are less obvious. The opposite happens when I didn't sleep well last night. I think it is not wrong to call it liver spots. My dark spots are easier to manage when my liver is functioning properly.

The only effective solution to freckles are concealer. Not others. And the best whitening serum is sunscreen.

Below are some of things I did for my freckles and sun spots and their results:

Comparison Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX vs. The History of Whoo Bichup Soon Hwan Essence

I am a fan of first serum or treatment essence. They are staples in my skincare routine and I always need to include at least one of them in my daily skincare steps. You can see my love for them in my reviews comparing over seven (7) first serums and 16 treatment essences! That shows how much I am in love with these skin boosters!

Among all first serums I used, two are from luxurious brands, namely Sulwhasoo and The History of Whoo. They are both premium Korean skincare products and can easily cost you over US$100. Many people who saw me posting about the products online asked me the differences between both, which is why I am writing this review to tell you guys the differences between these two. Read on to find out more about both products below:

Review: Kose Sekkisei Lotion, A True Whitening Toner for Brighter Skin!

Remember I talked about Kose Sekkisei products in my review 2 years ago? Today, my focus will be on the Kose Sekkisei Lotion that I am still using to-date. A toner that, in my opinion, can truly brighten up your skin complexion!

9 Jun 2018

Review: Belif The White Decoction – Ultimate Brightening Essence

I'm gonna share a sad news with you guys - after using up 50ml of the Belif Brightening Essence, I still don't find it effective or impressive at what it claims to do! So yes, this is not meant for me!

Beauty Tips: How to Get Rid of Products that Are Not Suitable for Me?

Many people ask, what I do with products that are not suitable for my skin. So in my today's review, I'm gonna share with you guys several ways to get rid of things that are not suitable for you without having to throw them away!

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