Sunday, January 15, 2017

Chinese New Year Make Up | Canmake

Canmake
New Year, New You!
Hi guys, I'm finally back with a makeup tutorial on my Youtube Channel!
This will be a very good start in 2017, I hope that I'm going explore more and improve myself more, in terms of blogging and video editing. I just wanna bring all my best to my supportive readers and followers.

In the video, I'm sharing a wearable Chinese New Year Makeup Look which is just perfect to go on every occasions! Yes! it's a one brand makeup tutorial as I'm all using Canmake cosmetic products.
Chinese New Year Makeup
Here's some sneak peak on the makeup.
This makeup will be fully in Peach Pink tone, which is also last year's korea makeup trend. Super easy and super wearable! Not only for Chinese New Year but also daily outing.
Here are the products used for the make up:
♡ Cover & Stretch Concealer UV (02 Natural beige)
♡ Be My Baby BB Cream (02 Natural)
♡ Marshmallow Finish Powder (MO)
♡ Glow Fleur Cheek (05 Wedding Fleur)
♡ Shading Powder (03 Honey Rush Brown)
♡ Flaring Curl Mascara
♡ Dual Eyebrow Stick (02 light brown)
♡ Juicy Pure Eyes (06 Baby Apricot Pink)
♡ Strong eyeliner (02 Sweet Brown)
♡ Lip and Cheek Gel (05 Cherry Fromage)




Tutorial Video

Head on to my channel to check out the detailed make up!



Giveaway
Something super excited is coming because I will be giving away THREE cosmetic products from Canmake to ONE lucky winner!
Including the lip and cheek gel, serum bb cream and the floral blusher!

Step 1: Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
Step 2: Share the video (http://bit.ly/2fUVCU1) on your Facebook Account, Tag Amelie Yap Facebook Page and TWO of your friends!
Step 3: Include the caption "I wanna win Canmake products from @Amelie Yap and @canmake malaysia" on your sharing.

* Giveaway open to Malaysia Residents only. Only one winner will be selected. 
* Giveaway ends at 15 February 2017.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jelly Flower Lipstick | Cadeau

Happy belated new year everyone.
This will be the very first post in year 2017 and I  have something really excited coming up for you guys!

I guess Jelly Flower Lipstick is a no strange phrase to everyone of you, because it has been going viral online! The lipstick is taking over Facebook and Instagram by storm! I'm sure if you are a lipstick lover / collector like me, you will definitely fall in love with this lipstick. 

Months ago, I have been wishing to get a flower lipstick for my own collection. LOL just like a trend. I wanted to try it out and nicely keeping it high in my storage box. I guess it's a real good beginning for 2017, because I'm too lucky to get a box of flower lipsticks from Cadeau Beauty!
Cadeau, as meant of 'gift' in French, they strongly believe that the only way to bring happiness to others is through the idea or action of giving. Just like how we receive a gift from our beloved one occasionally, that eventually causes the sincere smile from both of the receiver and giver.

Besides, Cadeau brings the finest ingredients in their products, ensuring the best quality and services they could provide to the consumers.



Packaging

Just to talk about the packaging, it has fully conquered my heart and soul.
A white clean cover with silver floral stamping, classy and elegance. Best pairing with the peach-pink ribbon and inner box that printed on glitter paper, bringing so much grace and luxurious into the packaging. Just the perfect gift for your beloved one.

Each of the limited edition Cadeau box consists of 4 Cadeau Lip Glow in four variant
  • GL01 Celosia (Red)
  • GL02 Jacques Cartier (Pink)
  • GL03 Acacia (Yellow)
  • GL04 Viridflora (Green)
Not only the lip glow is fully hand-crafted from Korea, the rose gold packaging surprised and impressed me well. Premium products in premium packaging. Why not??



Ingredients and Benefits

Jelly Flower Lip Stick
All the lip glow are made with the finest natural ingredients that ensuring our lips to experience a healthy and long lasting radiance

The finest ingredients, including the 9 flower essences extracted purely from 9 different flowers, which are Lavenders, English Marigold, Damask Rose, Chamomile, Roselle Hibiscus, English Daisy, Kobushi Magnolia, Tiger Lily and Beach Rose.



Texture and Scent

Cadeau Lip Glow
As mentioned earlier, this limited edition Cadeau box comes with 4 variant lip glow. With different flowers that best representing each variant.

Unlike the usual lipstick we see out there, the Cadeau Lip Glow comes in a clear transparent glowy texture, which is fully infused with jelly, gold flakes and tiny flower right at the center of the lip glow. This lip glow reminds me of the scene in 'Beauty & the Beast' where the rose encased in a clear jar.

All the lip glow comes in a strong sweet fruity scent, like the berries! I feel like chewing it off LOL



Try and Tested

Here are the swatches for each variant, that closely resulted in a tinted pink shade. 
Whereby the shade GL01 (Red), comes close to the color of fuchsia and GL04 (Green), lightly comes into a coral shade.

The lip glow works like a magic that it changes color within 3 seconds depending on your body temperature, from clear color to a shade of pink tint, leaving the lips with a glossy finish.



My Thoughts

Personally, I feel that the overall packaging on Cadeau Lip Glow itself has already made all the girls' dream comes true. Rose gold packaging! So much romance and classy.
On the application, I love how the result appears on lips, so light and natural that it is just perfect to go for all kind of occasions. It works like a lip balm. My lips comes in a natural glowy finish and surprisingly, the pink tint lasted on my lips for whole day, without drying my lips!

Cadeau Lip Glow
Made in           : Korea
Size                  : 3.3g
Benefit            : Changes color depending on the body temperature, end up with tinted pink in glossy finish
Shade              : GL01 Celosia, GL02 Jacques Cartier, GL03 Acacia, GL04 Viridflora
Retail Price     : RM95
A box of 4       : RM350

For more information, please feel free to visit Cadeau on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CadeauBeauty/
Official Website: https://www.cadeau-beauty.com/

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunscreen for Sports | Sunplay

If you guys have been following my update on Facebook, I'm sure all of you know that I've stopped my fitness journey since I started to work as a permanent. With no choice, I have to attend to work early at 10.15am and be home late around 9pm. 
Seriously, I don't have much time commit to fitness anymore. Which I guess it's just an excuse for myself in quitting this. After all, I tried to make up my mind again, at least workout a bit on weekend.
Proudly, I did and I'm glad to have my best companion that keeps me protected from the sun - Sunplay Sport UV Lotion and Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist.
I used to travel locally all the time and I'm sure everyone of us knows the climate in Malaysia well for being hot and humid. I used to bring both Sunplay Lotion and Body Mist with me because they are just the right thing for us! 

Formulated with the Wet Skin Technology, the Sunplay Sport UV range instantly provides us with maximum sun protection even when we are in most intense activities. They are uniquely designed for being water-resistance and sweat -resistance up to 4 hours. 

The Sunplay Sport UV range is also designed with the Solarex-3 Techonology, providing a 3-in-1 defense system that protects our skin against sun damage while hydrating the skin at all times. 


Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist SPF 120
Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist
Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist SPF120 PA++++comes in mist form that instantly absorbs into the skin which can be applied conveniently anytime, leaving the skin feeling cool and refreshed.

This is my very first time come across a mist type of sun block and I am really impressed! During the application, I feel my skin was soothe and cooling. It is so lightweight and comes in a quick dry formula that it absorbs into my skin swiftly within seconds, leaving zero-greasiness or stickiness on my skin. I really love the overall feeling of the mist attach on my skin, that it's totally like nothing applied on my skin, not a barrier or any layering, but totally like another breathable skin layer.

It can be applied on both body and face, either wet or dry skin. Hold 6 - 8 inches away from the skin and spray evenly. Not to spray directly on the face, but spray on palm and gently apply on the face.


Sunplay Sport UV Lotion SPF 120
Sunplay Sport Lotion SPF120 PA++++, comes in a liquid texture that is specially developed for long hours outdoor sport activities. It is water and sweat resistance which stays up to 4 hours. 

Benefits & Ingredients:
  • Photostable, Broad Spectrum UV Protection - 8 UV filters that do not break down easily under the sun, providing long lasting protection
  • Anto-Photoagaing - Contain Rona Care Ectoin and Golden Seaweed extract that help protecting the skin against premature aging
  • Intense Hydration - Contain Hyaluronic Acid that effectively hydrated the skin, keeping the skin moisture for all day long
Applicable for both face and body.
Sunplay Sport UV Lotion
I used to apply the sport lotion on my face as it doesn't whiten my skin like how the usual sunscreen will do, which I really hate about. Surprisingly, it penetrates into my skin super fast, leaving no greasiness or stickiness on my face. With the lightweight texture and quick dry formula, it prevents the product dripping off on wet skin. 
No more worries if you gonna be super sweaty during workout or even travelling to super hot climate's country. Sunplay Sport UV range will definitely back you up!
Sunplay Sport UV Range
The Sunplay Sport UV Range definitely my best choice for outdoor activities, I have no more worries even when I am sweating under the sun, because my skin is always protected.

Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist SPF 120
Size                  : 165 ml
Benefit            : Water and sweat resistance, specially developed for long hours outdoor sport activities, intense hydration
Retail Price     : RM58.90

Sunplay Sport UV Lotion SPF 120
Size                  : 35 g
Benefit            : Water and sweat resistance, instantly cool, moisture and refreshes the skin
Retail Price     : RM43.50

*Available in all leading pharmacies and hypermarkets nationwide.

For more information, please feel free to visit Sunplay on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MySUNPLAY/


Saturday, December 17, 2016

KOSE Lip Gel Magic

I am finally back with a product review after so long! 
Recently, I have come across a magical cosmetic product and I just can't wait to share with all of you. I am sure everyone of us, especially girls used to apply lipstick daily, with or without makeup, applying lipstick just add a little color on the face! It helps us to look fresh and less pale. 

Wait!!!
Have you girls come across an awkward situation where the lipstick stains all over your food, tea cup or even clothes??
Here come the KOSE Lip Gel Magic to save us from such awkward situation!
KOSE Lip Gel Magic is known as the most powerful lipstick coating gel.

Benefits:
With only one single swipe, it helps:

  • creating a top coat gel that helps protecting our lipstick from fading off 
  • locking the lipstick on lips so that it lasts longer
  • moisturizing our lips and gives our lips a glossy finish
KOSE Lip Gel Magic
Packaging:
It comes in handy palm tube size, which is just perfect to tuck in our hand bag. The design on the packaging is pretty simple, yet clearly shows its function on lipstick via the reflection of light. Seems like a reflective coat on the lipstick.

Magic Ingredients:

  • Fluorine Coating Powder - Create a gel layer that helps preventing lipstick from migrating onto other surfaces.
  • Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid - Moisture the lips, leaving it kissably-soft
  • Super Lasting Ingredients - Prevent lipstick from smearing and smudging

Texture & Scent:
It comes in a semi-opaque gel texture, without any special scent (Fragrance free)




Direction to use
Step 1: Apply any stick-type lipstick on your lips, like usual.
Step 2: Be sure to shake the magic tube with the cap on, ensuring the gel turns semi-transparent.
Step 3: Pump a tiny amount of gel on the finger tip and swipe it over  your lips.




Result
Obviously, the lip gel magic creates a film-like layer on the lips without drying up the lips. My lipstick turns glossy!
I have did a tiny test on the Lip Gel and the results are surprisingly significant!
It is super duber transfer-proof, leaving no mark or stain behind!

*Tiny tips:
Do not rub your lips together repeatedly or even touching them with fingers.
I really love how the Lip Gel works magically on my lips. It really does a good job in making our lipstick transfer-proof. Meanwhile, it moisturizes my lips and keeping my lipstick long lasting. 

One bad side about the Lip Gel, it's kinda troublesome to apply both lipstick and lip gel on another layer. It is not a good choice if you're in a rush. Yet, it comes in a perfect size that you can carry it and apply it anytime anywhere with just a mirror in hand. 

For more information, please feel free to check out KOSE Facebook | KOSE Official Website.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pantai Klebang, Melacca #BFFgoals

Finally, it's another remarkable trip that marked one of the #BFFgoals with my girl friend, Chency after our last trip to the Capsules few months back! This time, we went to the reknown desert in Melacca! It was claimed as the first desert in Malaysia and named after Pantai Klebang, as Padang Pasir Klebang.

I have to tell that, it's a whole new experience and something really different when you get to travel with your best friend, where both of you sharing the mutual interest and passion. Yeah, not every friendship begins in such easy way, they may not last either. Chency and I started our enemy-ship back in secondary school, hell yeah! We even shouted at each other publicly on social media platform. Now, we are friends for years, we blog together, film video together and we travel together!
Padang Pasir Klebang
So, back to the trip, it was something real quick and short, because I just wanna share the whole experience with you guys and wanted to get my memories recorded down in here!

Why not? It's something memorable and you are travelling with your best friend!
Just to make things clear, we both gave priority to photo shooting while travel LOL.
Depart at 8.30am in the morning from Kepong, it took us about 3 hours to reach Pantai Klebang, with the companion of heavy rain. Luckily, there wasn't any rain happening in Melacca, else the whole trip would be a total fail LOL
It was about 11.30am and we have to walked around 15 minutes to the deserted area after parking our car at the road side. It was so darn hot. OMG. Imagine that this wasn't the real desert yet.
Chency and I were discussing about the famous drama 'Journey to the West' where there's a scene that XuanZhang and his disciples making their way to the desert and volcano area. I meant how torturing to walk under the hot weather, high temperature, like walking on the heaty pot. OMO Getting sun burnt too :( 
Please be sure to put on tons of the sun screen on every single part on your body. 
Pantai Klebang
How amazing that, there was a sort of lake in the 'desert'?  Like a mirage LOL But it definitely adds a little color to the overall pale area, with some bright blue spot at the center, beside the blue sky and occean.

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Here are some quick Q&A session that I bet everyone of you will be asking.

How to get there?
Actually it isn't hard to look for the 'desert' at Pantai Klebang, where you just have to waze [Pantai Klebang Melacca] and it will lead you right down to Klebang beach. The desert is just right beside the beach.

Where to Park?
With no choice, but you have to park your car near the grassy lane or beside the road, as you are not permitted to drive in.

How long should you walk?
Around 10-15 minutes to reach the desert hill.

What is the best time to visit?
Early in the morning, around 8am to 10am. Suggested to visit in cloudy day else you gonna injured from sun burn.
Evening, around 4.30pm to 6pm. There isn't any road lighting in the deserted area and it will completely dark when the sun sets.

What to bring?
Umbrella, Water, Hair Tie and Sunblock (for girls), Food (if you gonna stay long for shoot)

Any entrance fee?
No. It's absolutely free.

What to wear?
Whatever you like but please be reminded to gear in your comfy sport shoes, as you gonna walk a mile on the road that filled with stones and then dunes. Anyhow, your shoes will be filled with sand.

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Beside the deserted area, there's a so called photogenic place that work best for photo shoot, a view with overgrown thatch and grass that looks exactly like the Korean-ish pictures on Instagram.
Imitating the Korean LOL
It took us about 3 hours to get the photo shoot session done LOL. Then we headed down to the town for some food and of course we would never miss that street shoot again haha!
BFF Goals
That's all about our one day trip. Definitely remarkable but then it makes me pause for my thought of travelling to the real desert LOL
Can I bear with the hot weather? As well as getting tan skin?

Btw, both of us were in our favorite bags, shades and watches from Bonia. You may shop all of them at www.bonia.com by coding my name [AMELIEYAP] to get 10% off!

Do feel free to drop me some comment or any questions, I'll be glad to answer you!