21 Apr 2019

Review: Health Supplements that I am Eating Currently

I am slowly moving away from being a cosmetic beauty blogger to one that focuses more on internal health and non-cosmetic-related products.

I think it all begins with my minimalism journey in 2018. It was basically a self-realization of the “burdens” caused by having excess stuffs in my house and collection. I bought too many skincare products in the past 3-4 years and they had a toll on my total wellbeing. I had this unnecessary guilt after buying stuffs that I really “wanted” but ended up didn’t want it as much after a few months have passed. And since I had so many products in my wardrobe, I can’t seem to finish them quicker than I was buying them. All these become a negative cycle of “desire vs. need vs. waste”.

I decided that all these must be stopped so I literally stopped browsing any retail websites or following any beauty trends from the second half of 2018 onwards. I just focus on “finishing” things that I had accumulated over the years and start rethinking my way forward.

Now, I have a more holistic approach towards health and beauty. I talked about my skincare minimalism practice here. I also shared more on oriental or Chinese medical practices and how important are they to our internal beauty. I then went on to explore essential oils and how having a neat and tidy home can improve our internal wellbeing. Recently, I also focus a lot on health supplement. You are what you eat. So, I not only focus on eating wholesome and healthy foods, I also consume health supplement that, in my opinion, matter a lot more than expensive skincare products that may not eat absorbed by your blood steam at all.

In this review, I am gonna share some of the health and diet supplements that I have been consuming recently, and how they help to shape my life now:

Review: Mediheal Golden Chip Circle Point Mask

Mediheal is quite innovative in their sheet mask collection. They came out with clay mask in a sheet, ampoule mask, acupuncture mask and so on in the recent years. Today, I’m gonna talk about this Golden Chip Circle Point Mask, which is essentially its acupuncture mask that is meant for anti-aging and wrinkles reducing properties.

I shared my thoughts on its sister product – the Black Chip Circle Point Mask and Blue Chip Circle Point Mask earlier, now onto the golden one for anti-aging!

Review: Pantene Micellar Shampoo - Detox & Moisturize

Pantene did a great job promoting their newly released Micellar Shampoo. You can see them almost everywhere, displayed at top of the shelf. Many beauty reviewers are raving about them, among which the “beauty guru” from Taiwan, Mr. Kelvin.

Besides, these shampoos are not pricey at all. 300ml is retailed at roughly RM17-24 depending on sales/stores, whereas 500ml one is only somewhere below RM30. That’s quite reasonable given that my favourite shampoo from Innisfree is already costing me RM45 for 300ml.

Since the Klorane shampoo that I recently ventured into failed to impress, I decided to pick this one up from a local Guardian store (you can get this from Watson’s too). Below are my thoughts on the shampoo after using it for some time now.

20 Apr 2019

Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil; Light and More

Actually, I was a bit hesitant to give facial oil a try. They are usually rich, overwhelming, or greasy when applied. Belif Rose Gemma Oil was a rare exception. I couldn't resist the enticing rose scent that it gives so I went on and paid some RM260 for a bottle of 30ml worth of rosey-ness. But even Belif feels kinda heavy on the skin too.

But for Huxley oil, it is a different case. I actually bought it after trying a sample of it earlier, and was really impressed by how facial oil can be so lightweight, moisturizing and non-greasy at all. Many Huxley products feel kinda heavy or overwhelming on my skin, like the Huxley Cleansing Water, Sunscreen, and even its Toner, but surprisingly not its Oil. So today, I'm gonna talk about this uber lightweight, moisturizing and deeply antioxidizing facial oil that really impresses me. It is the oil that I will recommend and probably repurchase in the future!

Review: Dr. Wu Hydrating Glacier Water

I think I finally establish a healthy relationship with my facial mists now. I used to have too many mists than I can handle, often times rushing to finish them off despite not really needing so much. Now, I only buy as and when needed, so I don’t need to “rush off” to finish my facial mists, and can enjoy searching for the best mists for my existing skin condition.

I bought this Dr. Wu Hydrating Glacier Water from Watson’s several weeks ago. I fell in love almost immediately after testing it out on my face, so I brought it home. I am glad that Dr. Wu provides a tester because I didn’t like the Neogen mist so I may not have the courage to buy this if I didn’t get it test it on my face.

Review: Mediheal R:NA Proatin Whitening Mask

I always love sheet mask with creamy essence. Well-made ones tend to be really moisturizing and nourishing without being greasy or overwhelming on the skin. This R:NA Whitening Proatin Mask is one of these creamy serum masks that impress me a lot lately. I also loved similar ones from The Face Shop. Not many brands produce nice creamy serum mask so I am glad that this Mediheal one turns out to be great.

Review: SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age - Eye Cream and Cream

After many trials and errors with luxurious skincare brand, I think I am finally having enough with many of them. Brands like Biotherm, SU:M37, Estee Lauder, The History of Whoo and so on actually failed to impress me in many ways. I am not saying that they are not good, but they are not as good as what I expected them to be based on their price point. But SK-II is an exception. They are pricey, but excellent. They are the products that you will think “oh, these are expensive, but I know why people are still coming back for it”. And this doesn’t come from just me alone, but a friend of mine with extremely sensitive skin.

I have tried both the Facial Treatment Essence and Clear Lotion, and love them both (definitely the FTE better). After trying out many FTE dupes, I still think SK-II FTE is the best. After my great experiences with SK-II, I quickly invested in their R.N.A cream and eye cream and was quite impressed too, which I am excited to share with you guys!

19 Apr 2019

Comparison Review: BCL Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask - Moisturizing and Minty Fresh

I was really curious about this BCL Saborino Morning Sheet Mask recently. Honestly, this isn’t the first time I hear about Saborino, but I usually don’t have a lot of feeling on sheet masks in pack. I think those tend to be of lower quality than individual sheet masks, so I don’t usually pick them up from store. But, many vloggers including Hello Catie are raving about this brand hence I was quite intrigued. My curiosity peaked when I joined Japanese personal shopper groups on Facebook when they actually hyped about this BCL and how it was the number one best-selling item on Cosmo Japan. After all these hypes, I finally decided to give it a try during Watson’s buy-1-free-1 deal for all masks.

I picked up two flavours that are available at store, namely the yellow one for Moisturizing and the minty green one for Refreshing purposes. They only costs about RM33 each after the discount.

Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist

You guys know that I am a big fan of Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser, and I am most likely gonna repurchase that one and stick to it in future. But I am also a product junkee so I really wanted to give this Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist a try too. It is a lightweight, gel-to-foam cleansing product that claims to be really gentle and hydrating for your skin. I wanted to see which one I like better, Krave Beauty or Huxley, and share my thoughts with you guys.

Review: Belif Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream

This is a long overdue review indeed. I started using the Belif Peat Miracle Eye Cream 2-3 years ago, but mostly on sachets which renders a full review difficult, so I only gave a brief review on my Belif brand overview here. But now, since I need to clean up on my “stock”, I finally opened this beautiful jar full of nourishing goodies for my eyes area.

Enter Belif Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream.

Review: Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Honestly, I didn’t plan to get this sunscreen when it was first launched. The texture looks rich in the promotional brochures. I also don’t like the fact that it has skin toning effect, which I am not fond of. Besides, I always prefer Biore over Sunplay sunscreens. I guess I would never buy this if I didn’t forget to bring my sunscreen when I was travelling back to my hometown, and I couldn’t find other sunscreens that I wanted to try when I visited the nearby Watson’s store.

18 Apr 2019

Review: Belif Prime Infusion Repair Essential Mask

I was sent this Prime Infusion Repair Essential Mask by Belif during Christmas last year. They were kind enough to give me some miniatures of their newly launched Belif Prime Infusion miniatures, which I will try and share with you guys soon, but now our focus shall be on this Prime Infusion Repair Essential Mask that many of us are excited about!

Belif Prime Infusion Repair Essential Mask comes in a box of 6. I have tried out 3-4 pieces in the past few months, under different skin conditions and at different circumstances or period of the month to get a better picture of its efficacy and performance on my skin.

Below are my thoughts on the products.

Review: Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser

I have been searching for the best cleanser for my husband. He has acne-prone, dehydrated, and oily skin with huge pores. He wants a gentle and hydrating cleanser, within certain budget. Most guys don’t like to spend a lot on skincare I must say. So, I was thrilled when I came across this Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser. It looks simple and hydrating, it is affordable, and it is also designed for acne-prone skin type by a reputable Korean clinical brand. Now, let’s look at my husband’s date with this cleanser that I think will fit him perfectly!

Most of us are familiar with Pyunkang Yul. It has recently become so popular that almost every Instagrammers are raving about it. It uses simple but effective oriental medical ingredients for skincare. Recently, it came out with this Acne line for acne-prone and oily skin types.

Review: A.H.C Premium Hydra Soother Cellulose Mask

A.H.C started off as a popular brand among local beauty shoppers (代购). Many beauty shoppers will recommend A.H.C, including those from Hong Kong, Taiwan and even Malaysia when it comes to Korean skincare. I am not sure why. Maybe A.H.C pays them incentives, or they can get A.H.C products at really cheap prices. I have tried out many A.H.C products myself. They are decent, but not premium or extremely impressive you see. Besides, it is hard to judge the authenticity of A.H.C products. They are too viral on the internet that you cant tell for sure whether they are original.

Luckily, Watson’s and many other reputable retailers start to carry A.H.C products nowadays so those who are concerned can definitely check the brand out at Watson’s outlet.

The Premium Hydra Soother Cellulose Mask that I got here is not from Watson’s. I bought it from a seemingly decent Korean retailer. The Jayjun masks I bought from them are authentic so I am assuming that this A.H.C ones are too.

17 Apr 2019

Review: Innisfree 5-Minute Green Tea Leaf Powder Face Mask

I bought this four months ago from local Innisfree store, after watching a tempting demo video on Innisfree Instagram. If you are not aware, Innisfree recently came out with this 5-Minute Green Tea Leaf Powder Mask when it renewed its Green Tea line. A big jar of this costs RM90, which is good for probably 20-30 uses. I have tried many different masks before, like sheet mask, bubble mask, clay mask, rubber mask, but rarely powder mask. So I am tempted to give it a try.

Below are my thoughts after using it for 4 months now.

15 Apr 2019

Watson's Buy 1 Free 1 Haul Review

I haven't been beauty-shopping lately, as shared in my recent haul review. I have been trying to finish off things that I bought in the past few months, or even years, after realizing that I bought too much than I needed. It is a good practice to cut down on materialist needs, and the desire to shop just for the sake of shopping. I think I will continue behaving like this if not because of the Watson's rare Buy 1 Free 1 sheet mask feast last week. I couldn't resist the temptation to pick up some sheet masks at nearby Watson's stores. They are just too good to be true and I really wish that Watson's can continue to have these buy 1 free 1 deals for all masks again so I am happily sharing my haul with you.

Below are some of the sheet masks I bought from Watson's during the buy 1 free 1 feast, and some of the free gifts I collected during my recent visit to Watson's store. I also included some of my recent hauls from Watson's here for your reference~

Let's begin with the tour, shall we?

My January - March 2019 Beauty Haul Review

I notice that I was basically missing from my Instagram and blogposts in the first quarter of 2019. I didn’t buy anything new or share anything exciting on my social media and blogspot. But that doesn’t mean that I have stopped shopping. I just went to explore other newer and better things, that is not limited to K-beauty alone.

But after so many months of “inaction”, I finally committed to put together updates of the things that I bought, loved, and was excited about in the past 3 months below:

Review: Sexylook Enzyme X Yeast Rejuvenation Mask

I mentioned in my previous review that the enzyme mask for brightening was too harsh for me. In today’s review, I’m gonna share my views on this rejuvenating mask (特嫩) from Sexylook with enzyme extract that is meant for skin brightening, softening, smoothing and purifying effects.

10 Apr 2019

Review: Klorane Oat Milk Shampoo and Dry Shampoo

Watson’s is bringing in new brand again. This time, these Klorane haircare range from France! I happened to finish my Innisfree My Hair Recipe Shampoo sometimes end of last year when I bumped into this Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo and Hair Shampoo hence decided to give them a try. I think the ingredients, country origin and packaging of these shampoos appeal to me a lot.

For those of you who are not aware, Klorane is a haircare range originated from France since 1971. The range is not cheap, more like upper-middle, ranging from RM40-70. It is available exclusively at Watson’s outlets.

The Oat Milk line I am getting here is meant for gentle hydration and calming benefits. It works best for normal and sensitive scalp. It is so gentle that it can be used on children of 3 years old and above. The line has also gone through dermatological testing for sensitivity hence there is some quality assurance here.

6 Apr 2019

Althea Angels Haul Review: Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser and Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

Actually, I posted this review some months ago but somehow it was missing or accidentally deleted from my blog, so I am reposting it again.

Althea has been kind enough to send me their newly released products for review, and they are again, affordable and practical with a 30-Days return policy. They are that confident about their new releases!

This time, we are landed with two lovely items from Althea:

  • Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser 150ml @ RM33.00
  • Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist 100ml @ RM35.00

4 Apr 2019





  • Blithe白桦茸高效抗氧精华面霜 ★★★★☆
  • Huxley荷雪丽仙人掌籽美白精华 ★★★☆
  • Innisfree 悦诗风吟绿茶精萃平衡柔肤水 ★★★★★
  • Innisfree 悦诗风吟玫瑰迷你胶囊面膜 ★★★★
  • Krave Beauty 抹茶大麻籽保湿洁面啫喱 ★★★★★
  • Make P:rem 亮泽去角质精华液 ★
  • Pyunkang Yul扁康率温和祛痘洁面啫喱 ★★★☆
  • Some by Mi莎柏蜜30天奇迹茶树化妆水 ★★★☆
  • Sulwhasoo雪花秀滋晶雪肤美白霜 ★★★
  • The Body Shop美体小铺英伦玫瑰身体沐浴露 ★★☆
  • The Body Shop美体小铺乳木果沐浴乳 ★★☆
  • The Face Shop 菲诗小铺蕊花谭清新恒水保湿 ★★★★
  • The History of Whoo后 秘贴自润面霜 ★★★★
  • The History of Whoo后 秘贴清颜顺滑精华液 ★★★★
  • The History of Whoo后拱辰享雪玉凝净透泡沫洁面膏 ★★★
  • The History of Whoo后 拱辰享雪玉凝水 ★★★★
  • The History of Whoo后 拱辰享玉凝角质啫喱 ★★★

3 Apr 2019

Review: Sexylook Aqua Treatment Mask - Hydrating 水润 and Moisture Replenishing 饱水

I think the bad thing about having accumulated a lot of sheet masks in your wardrobe is how much time you actually need to empty your existing “stocks”. I bought a lot of sheet masks in the past 3 years. It took me nearly 1 year from the day of buying this Sexylook mask to the time when I am actually using it. And that teaches me a perfect lesson to never stock up on sheet masks.. or literally any other things anymore. You just stock up on “cash”, but never any perisable (or even non-perisable goods), no matter how good the sales is, or how much you think you are gonna be using the things “later”.

Anyway, back to this mask.

I bought these Sexylook Aqua Treatmask in June 2018 when I was travelling to Taiwan. The sample that the promoter showed me was impressive enough so I bought two packs. You can get the same from iQueen Malaysia or Hermo Malaysia at cheap prices too.

The masks are claimed to be made by Japanese dermatologist so they are gentle without added fragrance, colourant, alcohol, retinoic acid and MI preservatives. In other words, all skin types including sensitive skin can use them.

The product is running a buy 1 free 1 sales at Cosmed Taiwan hence I bought two, namely the Moisture Replenishing 饱水 and Hydrating 水润 flavours.

Innisfree Green Christmas 2018 Haul Review

This is a long overdue haul review but since I think I didn't post any haul review recently (because I am honestly not buying at all), I want to put a throwback of this massive Innisfree haul during its 2018 Green Christmas promotion! Shall we?

I always love Innisfree Green Christmas. It is the reason why I am repurchasing from Innisfree. Not only are the Christmas limited edition super thoughtful and creative, they are also cheaper than when you are buying them in normal size. The 160ml Green Tea Seed Serum is usually 25% than if you were to buy the 80ml size. Plus the limited edition design and such, aren't that a steal?

2 Apr 2019

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

I am reintroducing this Aqua Sun Gel that, in my opinion, is as good as Biore UV Aqua Rich Essence, in term of its texture and ingredients. I talked about it previously but since Missha recently reformulated its sunscreen line I was curious to see the differences between both formulations.

Review: Krave Beauty Beet The Sun SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen

Actually I was a bit hesitant to get this, because I know I am most likely won't repurchase after using it, due to the price factor. At roughly RM100 (USD20), this is considered an expensive sunscreen for me. But since I love everything Liah created, I wanted to see if I will like this equally well as other Liah's babies like the Match Hemp Hydrating Cleanser or Kale-lalu-yAHA. Let's take a tour into this Beet (beat) the Sun!

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