Monday, October 1, 2018

Everyone can afford a Facial Cleansing Device now! | OPUS

Yes! As spoken in the title, "Everyone can afford a Facial Cleansing Device now!"
I have always wanted to buy a cleansing device, especially few years back when cleansing device was such a hot item in the town, where everyone was crazing about how amazing it works. Back then, I felt it was too expensive for me to own one.
OPUS Express
Luckily, I have come across Nion Beauty, USA based company with professionals from Korea and USA that come out with affordable yet revolutionized skincare device.
In this post, I will be sharing about my very first cleansing device - Opus Express that works brilliant on my skin, with a plus point - I am able to afford! Yes, it costs only at RM187.90.


Special features
Facial Cleansing Device
First impression on the cleansing device, it looks super cute in pastel purplish-pink tone, curvy in shape which is perfect for grip.

What so special about the OPUS Express?
As compared to the traditional bristles brush head, OPUS Express with silicone brush head will not damage the skin as it is softer on skin, no friction involved during the rotation. Hence, it won't cause skin redness or irritation. Beside, it will not get mouldy and bacteria-free.  The silicone brush head is resistant towards chemicals and fungus, hence more durable.

Moreover, it comes with S-ion technology silicone tip that helps neutralizing the environmental toxins and generate negative ions for our skin, that helps enhancing our mood, reducing stress and boost our health.

Features:
  • 3-speed Kinetic Skin Cleansing Vibration, gentle vibration at your choice of speed
  • interchangeable head
  • Operates with 2 AA batteries, which aren't included in pack and comes with a storage bag
  • safe to use in shower


How to use

Step 1: Wet your face and apply any of your favorite cleanser.
Step 2: Apply the cleanser on face and spread them evenly on skin.
Step 3: Wet the OPUS Express's brush head and gently glide it across your face in a circular motion with your favorite choice of speed for about 3 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse your face and you are done!


Personal thoughts
Personally, I love how the concept is, I feel so much more hygienic as compared to the bristles brush. During the application on skin, it works much like a massage for me, which helps improving the blood circulation. I guess it has to work on a foam kind of cleanser, to feel the 'cleansing action', as I don't feel the cleansing action on gel cleanser.

Upon using with the foam cleanser, my skin feels so much smoother and soft. Totally like how it feels after exfoliation, but not really like deep cleansing. Definitely, it works much better compare to our hands, as the surface area is much smaller and it can reach out more tiny areas on face. Beside, I don't mind spending a few more minutes to use it as a 'massager', massaging my face from bottom to top, inner to outer, like a lifting action. Double action in a cleansing routine, cleanse and lift! I will definitely use it for twice a week as a intense massage or exfoliation for my skin.
Yes! I'll repeat again, this OPUS Express cleansing device is only cost at RM187.90!

You can purchase at selected Watson outlets( IOI City Mall Putrajaya | My Town | Pavilion KL | KLCC | Ampang Point | Sunway Pyramid | AEON Kepong  | AEON Cheras Selatan | One Utama Shopping Centre | Penang Gurney Plaza | Penang Queensbay Mall | Kinta City Shopping Perak | Dataran Pahlawan Melacca | AEON Seremban | Bintang Miri Sarawak)

Or even purchase online on

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Wearing Test | Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX

Olla! It has been awhile since I do a makeup product review.
Yes! I am back with a eyeliner wearing test with Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil and Kate Super Sharp Liner EX. This is my very first approach on Kate liners and let's see how they work on me.
Kate Eyeliner
In this post, I will be trying on both Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil and Super Sharp Liner EX.

Kate Super Sharp Liner EX

First impression on the packaging, I love it! The Kate Super Sharp Liner EX comes in an stylish edgy design, with multi-facet cuts that reflects light in all angle, the handy size and the diagonal cuts are just perfect for the grip.
Kate Super Sharp Liner EX
The eyeliner comes with a soft fine tips for precision drawing, which is flexible as we are able to control the lines drawing to be thin or thick during the application. The eyeliner is perfect for beginner, as it is very easy to control, the flow of liquid is consistent and it doesn't over flow during the draw. It dries up pretty fast, within only few seconds.
This is the outcome after the application. The color is intense and it comes with slight glossy shine finish on the top. The liner doesn't spread out during the application, the overall application is smooth and effortless.
This is the long hour wearing test result, surprisingly the liquid liner still looking perfect after 6 hours, just some tiny fall off on the lower eyes. The result shows that the liner is sebum proof, smudge proof and sweat proof. Also it’s easy to remove with warm water too.



Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil
The Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil comes in a usual sleek black tube design, which is slightly thinner compare to the usual one.
Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil
The gel eyeliner comes with a soft fine tips at only 1.5mm, which is super thin and it can reach smaller areas like the inner corner of the eyes and creating tail at the outer corner of eyes. The finishing is pencil-like, yet much solid and intense.
This is the outcome after the application. I love how intense and smooth the liner is during the application. Surprisingly, I draw the liner on skin effortlessly with only a little force applied, the winged tail created is super thin, without any rough edges around the liner. 
This is the long hour wearing test result where it shows that the liner does smudge a little over hours, especially on the lower lash liner and the fold of the eyelid. 


Swatches on Hand
These are the swatches done on hand using Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX. They are different in thickness when different force amount apply on.



Waterproof Test
This the waterproof test on both liners.
On left, both Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX are waterproof, as there aren't any smudges after intact with water.
On right, after intact with water, Kate Super Sharp Liner EX smudges after the rubbing action whereby Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil remains pigmented after the rubbing action.



Overall Thoughts

Personally, I think that both of the liners have its own pros and cons. Both eyeliners work on different look and different condition. 

If you opt for a natural soft look, Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil is just your perfect choice and it works well under water too! Actually there's a tiny tips to prevent smudging, you may apply some loose powder on the eyelid before application and some loose powder under eyes. You may also dab some eye shadow on top of the liner to prevent smudging.

For daily usage or a sharper edgy look, you may go for Kate Super Sharp Liner EX, as it is long lasting and works well over hours. It is also resistant to sweat, sebum and water. Do remember it is not rub-proof with water, so I will not recommend applying this liner under water. 

For more information, feel free to visit Kate on Facebook | Hermo 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Korean Glass Skin | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum

I am sure all of you have seen/heard about the "Glass Skin" that has been going viral on social media lately. This is the latest K-Beauty trend that everyone has been crazed about.

So, what is that "Glass Skin'? Luminous skin that is clear as glass, smooth and poreless as baby skin, dewy as you have wear tons of highlighter.

In order to achieve this Glass Skin Dream, the main goal has goes to the canvas and it's fully dedicated to the Korean skincare regimen. Beside double cleansing your skin, tone and moisturize your skin are mutually essential. 
THE FACE SHOP the Therapy First Serum
Here's my version of Glass Skin created using THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum, which is reknown for its 7 Wonders (7 Methods) that works like a magic.
The Therapy First Serum is formulated with a blend of crystal particles and natural essential oils that assures optimum skincare results by restoring hydration and balancing in skin, in order to generate that healthy glow on skin. It also contains French sea water, which is rich in mineral and blue algae (anti-oxidant agent) that helps slowing down the signs of ageing, recharge and rejuvenate our skin. How luxurious the ingredients are!
The texture of the serum is rather dilute and fine, as it penetrates into the skin swiftly and easily being absorbed into the skin within seconds. I love the scent accompanied, it smells so refreshing and botanical.



7 Wonders
Wonder 1: Always use the serum as first step of skincare.
Use it right after cleansing and before toner, to help recharge your skin and boost the efficacy of the following regimen.
Wonder 2: 7 Skin Layering Technique
A K-Beauty trend that blows your mind as it involves skincare regimen where 7 layers of toner/serum are layered on the skin in succession. Layer by layer, it helps to hyper-charged and boost your skin moisture from time to time. 
Wonder 3: As an exfoliation
Pump some on the Green Tea Cotton and wipe it from center to the outer corner of face for mild exfoliation. It gently removes the dead skin and impurities on your skin.

Wonder 4: As a Mask
Dampen a sheet mask with serum and apply it on your face for 20 minutes for a quick skin boost. 
Best to apply right before application of makeup, it helps to keep your makeup lasts longer and with flawless finish.
Wonder 5: As a Mist Spray
Pour into a mini bottle spray and tuck in your bag, to refresh your skin anytime anywhere. I brought it along to my office, it helps moisture my skin under the air-conditioned room..
Wonder 6: As Aroma Therapy Treatment
Spray serum on a warm damp towel and press onto face, inhale deeply for  5 times. It works magically like an essential oil that calms and relax your mind, body and soil.
It's good to do this right before you head to bed, it helps freshen your stressed mind and body. Good for sleep!
Wonder 7: As Stress Reliever
Dampen cotton pad with serum and  place it on cheeks and forehead for 3 minutes. It helps relax your stress dull skin, leaving your fresh and feeling rejuvenated. You may use it as an essential oil, to do face point massage, it helps relieve muscle tension.
Korean Glass Skin
Personally, I really love this Therapy First Serum, see how glossy my skin is! Not only the soothing scent and lightweight texture, but I love how fast it penetrates into my skin and the finishing, without leaving any stickiness or oiliness on my skin! My skin is instantly moisturized, soft and plumpy!

That's my secret to the porcelain glass skin! What's yours?

THE FACE SHOP Therapy First Serum
Made in           : Korea
Size                  : 130ml
Price                : RM139.90

Moisture         : ★★★★☆
Radiant Glow : ★★★★★
Penetration    : ★★★★☆
Oiliness           : ★☆☆☆☆
Stickiness       : ☆☆☆☆☆

For more information, please feel free to check out THE FACE SHOP on 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Your Ring, Your Story | House Of Diamonds (HOD)

House of Diamonds
For me, choosing a perfect fit diamond ring isn't about looking through the glass window and transaction. I prefer process that makes an unique experience. Something personalized and something belongs to you, only you. Unlike the usual pre-made rings that we purchase at the outlets, without being led and without knowing any meaning behinds every single design.
I am glad that I was given a chance to visit the House of Diamonds (HOD), because I have learnt so much about choosing a diamond ring is not at all about design and craftsmanship, promising quality and personal experience are equivalent important.

So, what is the actual flow to get started?

Budget

Of course, before we start things off, you have to be clear about your occasions, budget and knowing what matters you most. It is always important to come with a fix budget in mind and HOD will find a ring that would best suit your budget and your another half. It is not true with that misconception where bespoke ring are always expensive.

choose your stone

Like what I mentioned earlier, there are a lot to learn about diamond, especially the 4Cs - Cut, Color, Clarity till Carat.
  • Cut - Cut refers to the arrangement of a diamond's facets, where it defines the optimum combination of brilliance, scintillation and fire, playing a main role in light reflection.
  • Color - A diamond's color ranges from colorless - the rarest and most valuable - to various degrees of yellow.
  • Clarity - Clarity is the degree to which identifying characteristics known as inclusions are present in a diamond. A flawless diamond has no inclusions which are visible under 10-power magnification. 
  • Carat - A standard measurement for diamond sizes, the weight.

" All of our solitaire diamonds are issued with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). We only sell jewelry with quality diamonds, every piece of our diamond is genuine, natural and untreated. - HOD


defining your style

There are actually so much more beside choosing the perfect diamond - what about a personalized style & design that fits your loved one? Shareyour love through the diamond ring.
At HOD, you may just customize one! By just altering some tiny details, increase/ decrease the center stone and shape.  Of course, you must acquire some fundamental knowledge to know more about a diamond ring beside customizing it. See above!
The one thing I love about HOD is, there are actually the split parts of the fundamental elements (ring band and ring head), where you can 'customized' your own ring and wear/feel it on the spot!
Beside customizing with the existing fundamental designs, you may custom design your ring with the designer too, start with a blank paper, working hand in hand to create a whole new design with just that only one special person in your mind. Here comes your story and legacy!
Start recalling your first date, the first passionate kiss, bringing your inspiration to life, create your one-of-a kind bespoke ring. Surprise your girl, with your own timeless piece.


The whole journey of choosing an engagement ring with your couple, from diamond, details design on the ring till finishing that suits the personality of your another half, will definitely be a memorable experience, so much more than a materialistic fulfillment. Create your own ring with your story, pass on your legacy with House of Diamonds.

For more information, feel free to visit the House of Diamonds (HOD) on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehouseofdiamondsofficial/
Website: https://welcome.hodofficial.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialhod/

To make an appointment, click here

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tsum Tsum fever is never ending!

To all Tsum Tsum Fans, trust me, this NEWS will get you crazy!
Mentholatum has launched its Tsum Tsum Collection!

Yes, Tsum Tsum is hitting the beauty market!
You can now, not only watching the cute Tsum on screen, collecting the stuffed toys, they are now invading your daily skincare regime! Tell me, how can you resist such cute and appealing packaging? It is a joy while using them too!
Lets dive in and see what are they having in the collection.
Tsum Tsum Face Wash
Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Facial Wash (RM14.90) comes in two variants
  • Pore Refining Face Wash - Formulated with rosemary, witch hazel and aloe extracts, it helps to deep cleanse the skin, minimize pores while sooth and moisturize the skin.
  • Hydra and Whitening Face Wash - Formulated with Arbutin and Rose extract, it helps to improve skin radiance while moisturize.

Tsum Tsum Face Mask
Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Facial Mask (RM7.90) comes in four variants:
  • Rose (Deep Hydrating Mask) - provide intense moisture and hydration to the skin
  • Lavender (Soothing & Hydrating Face Mask) - improve skin texture and calm sensitive/ irritated skin
  • Honey (Revitalizing Face Mask) - deeply hydrate, soothe redness and nourish the skin
  • Tea Tree (Oil Controlling Face Mask) - refine pores and control excess oil on skin

Tsum Tsum Lipbalm
Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Fruity Lipbalm (RM11.50), comes in 3 flavours (peach, lime and apple). It contains Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil that deeply hydrate and nourish the lips. In a few glides, leaving the lips soft, moisture and healthy, with a touch of fruity scent.
Tsum Tsum Hand Cream
Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Hand Cream (RM16.90), comes in 3 variants (Rose, Lavender and Jasmine). It contains Almond Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil, that provide ultra moisture and nourish to the skin, it even helps strengthening the nails, preventing them from becoming brittle.
Aren't they adorable? Anyway, they are such a cute gift to be given to our friends around. *Jeng Jeng, another gift ideas to you.*
As a super fans of Tsum Tsum, I can't even bear to use them, I just wanna collect them all and hide it under my pillow :')
But then, I don't mind to share this happiness to my readers. A giveaway on blog? Let me know.
Btw, I am giving away Canmake products that worth RM300 on my Instagram account (@immateapot), do check out, because there will be more giveaway!

Oh ya! Mentholatum Tsum Tsum collection are all available at Watsons, AEON Wellness, Caring and Sasa nationwide. Remember to check them out! For more info, please feel free to visit https://www.facebook.com/mentholatumtsumtsum/