Monday, December 11, 2017

Daily Skin Fix | belif

Hey peeps! After some quick prep on makeup for this Christmas, here comes the skincare part, which is also my current daily skin fix before and after work with belif!
It is always more than exciting when you receive gift sets from anyone! I am too lucky as I have received quite a number of Christmas gifts from the PRs! Much loves!

belif
Before getting into the products, here are the tiny brief on the brand story itself.

belif, believe in truth. It is the most truthful and sincere cosmetic brand where completed its formulation with traditional approach - Natural herbs. With the traditional herbal processing method that passed down by the British herbalists, the belif products aim to treat the mind and body in order to maintain the ideal skin's condition."

In this post, I'm going share about the belif sets that I've received lately and how it becomes my current daily skin fix. The belif sets come with a Cleansing Oil, a Oil Control Moisturizer, a Aqua Gel Oil and a Tinted Moisturizer Powdery BB.



Suncare

Suncare is a must step for me ever since I started to attend classes in University. Never ever skip this step as it is indeed important to shield our skin against the harmful UV rays. 

Beside preventing the skin from sunburn and tanning, there are more reasons for why you should wear sunscreen!
  • Prevent formation of dark spots and discolorations that can lead to uneven skin tone
  • Reduce the appearance of facial red vains and blotchiness
  • Prevent formation of wrinkles and premature aging skin
belif tinted moisturizer powdery bb
I have been using the belif Tinted Moisturizer Powdery BB SPF43 PA++ , whenever I attend to work. I love how it works on my skin as a combination of BB Cream and moisturizer.
Texture and Scent:
It comes in a creamy texture in light beige color, accompanied by a soothing herbal scent. During the application, it is super easy to spread the bb cream out and evenly on the skin. The bb cream blends well into the skin and turns from cream into light powdery texture, leaving the skin with semi-matte and glowy finish

Unlike the usual sunscreen that gives a white cast on my skin, this tinted moisturizer powdery BB blends so well into my skin tone that gives a natural light finish with radiant complexion. It looks super natural on my skin, with light coverage that is good enough to smoothen my skin texture and cover up some tiny flaws, while moisturize my skin! Surprisingly, it doesn't really make the skin oily throughout the day.



Cleanse

belif cleansing oil fresh
Throughout the day, I believe that we accumulate enough dusts and pollutants on our skin! It's time to remove all the impurities on our skin using belif Cleansing Oil Fresh. Always bear in mind, always cleanse your face twice (remover + usual facial cleanser), no matter you are with makeup or not, you need to remove everything accumulated on the face. 

The cleansing is claimed as a makeup remover that can eliminate blackheads and preventing skin breakouts too. It suitable for oily to combination skin types.
Texture and Scent:
It comes in a oil-based watery texture, that turns into milk after contact with water. It shares the same herbal scent as in the tinted moisturizer powdery bb.

It comes in a gentle formulation, as shown in the picture on right, it isn't strong enough to remove waterproof makeup, so it is perfect for daily usage. 
Unlike the usual cleansing oil that cause some tinkle feelings on my skin, belif cleansing oil is much gentle and mild. I love how it gives a light refreshing feeling on my skin after the application. My skin is cleansed and the texture has become much moisturized and plump!



MOisture

belif oil control moisturizer fresh
After double cleansing our face, it's time to moisture our skin with belif Oil Control Moisturizer Fresh
This oil-free moisturizer helps providing lightweight moisture to the skin, without leaving the skin shine and oily. It helps tightening the pores and smoothen the skin surface.
Texture and Scent:
It comes in a gel form texture which is light and easy to spread, accompanied by a light herbal scent.

The texture is amazing, as I can feel how fine is the particles where it penetrates into the skin swiftly when it is spread, leaving the skin with zero stickiness and oiliness. Instantly, I can feel the skin is hydrated and soft.



Treat

belif aqua gel oil
After the moisturizer, it's time to provide deep treatment to our skin with the belif Aqua Gel Oil!

It helps to provide instant hydration to our skin, leaving the skin soft and moist without greasiness. It can be used an a primer right before application of makeup, gives an extra glowy and lasting moist to our skin.

Texture and Scent:
It comes in a light blue gel form that turns into light moisture oil texture. It gives a very slight stickiness on the skin, as there is a moisture barrier formed to lock in the skin moisture.
This is how my skin looks like right after all the steps of cleanse, moisture and treat! My skin has turned out more healthy and glowy! To be honest, I love all the products from belif. This is my very first approach on the products and I am indulged! They are gentle as I don't feel any tinkle feelings on my skin and my skin texture is getting better after 2 weeks of usage. FYI, I have sensitive skin, my skin feels so much calm and soothing after using these products. I guess it works well on sensitive skin too.

That's all of my daily skin fix with belif! I hope you enjoy like I do :)

For more information, feel free to visit belif on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belifmalaysia/
Website: http://belif.com.my


Monday, December 4, 2017

Cruelty-Free Makeup | Lip & Co.

Hello December! I guess all of you can't wait for the arrival of Christmas like I do! 
I have actually started to prep for Christmas earlier, as I will be having dinner date with my friends and my loved one. Here I am to share with you my Christmas haul from Lip & Co.!
lip & co.
Lip & Co. is actually an online beauty store that strive to achieve "mass and prestige'" products that is meticulously formulated, as well as strictly cruelty-free! Yes! They are vegetarian friendly too!

As Lip & Co. strongly behold the hints of altruism behind every single products, they wish to introduce all the amazing formulations with love yet without breaking our bank! Beside, all the products are made in Taiwan.
In this post, I am going to share about the Velvet Pout Semi-Matte Lipstick and Just Wing It Long-lasting Liquid Eyeliner.



Velvet Pout Semi-Matte LipStick
Lip & Co. Velvet Pout range covers from nude to the perfect red shades with the infusion of lip-loving ingredients (Shea Butter, Coconut Oil & Vitamin E) that heal, moisture and protect our lips.
lip & co. lipstick
Packaging
It comes in a minimal design with black as a dominant color. The top black cover comes in a matte frosted finish where the bottom of the tube comes in a transparent glass that clearly gives a hint of every single lips shade. The overall design is rather clean and elegant.


Here are the swatches on 02 Alluring and 09 Rendezvous.

Texture and scent
The texture of the lipstick itself is much creamy, with a glossy and moisture reflective coat. The colors are pretty intense and pigmented on the hand. Beside, it comes in a light hint of sweet buttery scent.
Here are the exact swatches on lips. It is super easy to glide on the lips, without leaving the lips too dry. It is build-able where it can be sheer or even boldly on lips.

The shade 09 Rendezvous is pretty different as shown on swatches and on lips. On the lips, it turns out lighter and close to nude shade with a hint of purplish-pink. Just a perfect go for daily working or casual outing look.
The shade 02 Alluring is nice and warm, and it easily bring up the the overall look, perfect for occasional errands or even a dinner date. 

Personal thoughts
Personally, I love the shade 02 Alluring over shade 09 Rendezvous as it boosts up my overall better. Instead of cool tone, I would prefer a warmer shade as I look much fairer and I have a better skin complexion. My skin look rather dull with tone 09 Rendezvous.
The lipstick is not drying, as it gives my lips a glossy yet velvety finish. It isn't transfer-proof, yet the lipstick can last up to few hours on the lips after eating and drinking.

Velvet Pout Semi-Matte Lipstick
Made in           : Taiwan
Size                  : 3.5g
Benefit            : Semi-matte finish, build-able, Moisturing
Retail Price     : RM49

Moisture           : ★★★☆☆
Transfer-proof : ★★☆☆☆
Buildable          : ★★★★☆
Long-Lasting    : ★★★☆☆
Pigmentation   : ★★★☆☆






Just Wing It Liquid Eyeliner
Packaging
The eyeliner comes in a minimal black tube, with silver stamping on the product descriptions. The handle part comes in matte frosted finish while the cap comes in a glossy finish.
just wing it eyeliner
Material and application
The tip itself is made of felt, it is slight soft at the sharp tip and slight harder on the bottom part. I love how the felt tip applicator is invented, as it is so easy to glide on the skin and I can easily control on the thickness of the lines. 
Texture and color
The color itself is super intense with a slight glossy coating on top.

I would definitely recommend this to the makeup beginners or newbies, as this liquid eyeliner is what you should grab! It is so easy to use and control on the precision of lines drawing. The applicator controls the flow of the ink well, as you need not to worry about the over-flow of ink and the ink dries up super fast. More over, it is water-resistant and long lasting, not rub-resistant tho. In terms of sebum-proof, it works really well with the price, as it can stays up to 6 hours, with slight fall off, as I used to rub my eyes lol.

Just Wing It Liquid Eyeliner
Made in           : Taiwan
Size                  : 1.5ml
Benefit            : Precision drawing, Water-resistant, Long lasting
Retail Price     : RM29

Water-resistant : ★★★★★
Sebum-proof     : ★★★★☆
Long-Lasting      : ★★★★☆
Pigmentation     : ★★★★☆

For more information, please feel free to visit Lip & Co. on
Website: https://lipandco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lipandcobeauty/

Thursday, November 23, 2017

More Cashback on Black Friday Cyber Monday!


After the huge craze on 11.11 and here's another mad sales going on soon!
Yes, right before Christmas, Shopback is going to give us back more and more cash back!
It's the Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales!

It's sad to say that I have spent a lot during the 11 sales, yet I just can't wait to spend more again! Just to stock up for Christmas and New Year!
Hey y'all spend all your money and welcome the whole new year haha! Lets check out what are the Cyber Monday deals that are waiting!

OMO, I just can't hide my excitement! Up to 10% cash rewards on Taobao??
Actually I have already filled up my shopping carts right after the 11sales LOL. Some winter outfits for my next travel, photography props, as well as some cute stickers, colourful pens, diary books and planner.

  • Why props? It's never easy to take product shots in a flat-lay way, as I always need to play around with the props. That's why I need tons of photography props, like dried flowers and fabric.
  • Why stickers? Err. I just plan to start my dairy recording habit next year haha!
Besides that, I will definitely bump into the 6% cashback on Agoda, just to save more for my Christmas getaway and birthday staycation on next January with the boyfie.



1212 SALES

Hang in there! Not only Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales, there is also 1212 Sales going on!
I am all up for the Lazada 1212 Sales! There is up to 18% cashback!
Hehe! Time to grab some electronic gadgets and health supplements for myself. Have been taking too much medical leave and my boss complained. Should recommend her too hence we can stock up some Panadols in the office haha!

Wait no more! Pre-sales are going on too! Check out Shopback for more!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Current Mask Routine | Neutrogena

Neutrogena
Here comes the current update on my mask routine. Recently, I have just received some masks from Neutrogena and I am here to share my reviews with you guys - Neutrogena Hydrogel Mask and Neutrogena Capsule Sleeping Mask.




Neutrogena Hydrogel mask

Unlike the usual silk / cotton sheet mask we saw in the store, Neutrogena has finally come out with the Hydrogel Mask! 

FYI, Hydrogel mask is way more effective in delivering nutrients into our skin, without evaporating too fast as compared to the usual cotton sheet mask. Our skin gets 50% more essence with hydrogel mask than the normal mask. Beside, it fits perfectly on our face, with less dripping and conveys an instant cooling effect to our skin. Extra boost if you keep your mask in the fridge before application.
Hereby I am using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask that contains 100% natural derived Hyaluronic Acid, which benefit our skin in moisture replenishment, leaving our skin hydrated and supple.
The hydrogel mask actually comes with 3 layers, with 2 protective layers ( 1 transparent and 1 white) and the gel texture mask sheet (light blue) sandwich-ed in the mid.
Mask your face with the smoother side instead of the complicated crossed side.
Leave the mask on for 15 to 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the mask and massage the remaining essence into the skin.
Before application, my skin was dry and the texture was rather rough. After application, I can instantly feel the cooling effect on my skin, my skin was so much softer and plumpy! It was glowing healthily with radiance and moisture!
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Hydrogel
Another variant will be Neutrogena Fine Fairness Hydrogel, which contains Niacinamide that helps revitalizing our skin, leaving it with luminous and radiant looking. Beside that, Niacinamide was known as a good ingredient that helps fighting acne while boosting the skin immunity!

Price and Size:
RM13.90 |  1 sheet
*Only available in Guardian




Neutrogena capsule sleeping mask

Here comes the travel friendly mask for all of us! 
Neutrogena Capsule Sleeping Mask provides you with an instant and pleasant facial treatment with all benefits in just 15 minutes, anytime anywhere! You may even leave it in the fridge for an extra cooling oom!
Neutrogena Capsule Sleeping Mask
Hereby I am reviewing the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule Sleeping Mask, which helps instantly boost our skin hydration overnight.
The texture is much like a concentrated gel, with strong fragrance scent. It comes in a soothing and refreshing aroma.
For me, I will definitely used it for a few nights as it contains a lot in a tub! Else you can have a chilling mask session with both your mom and sister, sharing the same one tub.
Personally I don't use sleeping mask overnight, as I always have my pillow covering my face. I used to have them on like a quick boosting on my skin when I was running out of time for deadlines, mostly some blogging or freelance job right after my full time job. Definitely, it is a real good choice when you are rushing haha!
Normally, I leave the capsule mask on for about 1 to 2 hours, or even more. I usually wash them off before I head to bed. As it is a sleeping mask, so I don't think it harms my skin either way, because you  may somehow have it on your skin throughout the night. It do hydrates a little on my skin, but not really obvious. Maybe it works better overnight.
Another variant will be Neutrogena Fine Fairness Capsule Sleeping Mask, contains Niacinamide that makes your skin glow luminously and with radiant!

Price and Size:
RM12.90 |  10ml
*Only available in Watsons




Personal Review
Comparing both of  the masks from Neutrogena latest range, I would prefer the hydrogel mask over the sleeping mask. As I mentioned earlier, I use sleeping mask only as a quick boosting during the late night or even before makeup, so instead of having the sleeping mask on the face overnight, I only put it on for about few hours.

I don't really see much effect on the sleeping mask as comparing to the hydrogel mask. (Maybe it works better overnight). The hydrogel mask works better on me as I can see the significant result instantly! It absorbs better, penetrates better in shorter time. Maybe different type of masks works differently on each other's skin, depending on each skin type.

That's all of my personal review. Hope you enjoy!


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

Sunday, November 5, 2017

"No Makeup" Makeup Look | Sugao

Hey all! After tons of travel posting, it's finally back to makeup posting! In this post, I'm going to create a "No Makeup" Makeup Look, featuring cosmetic products from Sugao.
FYI, Sugao (すがお) is known as 素颜 in Japanese, that gives a meaning of unpainted, natural bare face. Sugao is a cosmetic brand that originated from Japan where highlighted the terms of user-friendly color, which is just perfect for makeup newbies and beginner.

For most of the makeup beginners, they used to worry about over-painting their face with makeup, yet Sugao cosmetic line is good for start up as most of the products come in light weight texture and breathable finish, while all the colors come in neutral tone.
"No Makeup" Makeup Look
Yup! Here goes my version of "No Makeup" Makeup Look with products from Sugao.
Here's a picture before and after makeup, where I used only 4 products in total to create this look, including eye shadow (will not be featured in this post), Sugao Air Fit CC Cream, Sugao Cheek and Lip and Sugao Lip Tint. Simple, fast and easy!



Step 1: Sugao Air Fit CC Cream
Sugao Air Fit CC Cream
Apply Sugao Air Fit CC Cream Smooth SPF 23 PA+++ in shade #2 Pure Ochre on your face after applying moisturizer. CC cream helps to color correct your skin tone while cover up the blemishes, smoothen the skin and blur out the imperfections.
Benefits:
  • Sun Protection SPF 23 PA+++
  • Oil Control (Silky Matte finish)
  • Fragrance free
  • Alcohol free

Texture and scent:
It comes in fluffy souffle like texture which turns from light cream texture to powder matte finish
If you ever wonder what does souffle texture looks like, just try to imagine, eating fluffy cotton candy that melts in your mouth, with a moist touch when it attaches with water. Like mousse!
Normally, I will squeeze out some cream on the back of my hand and put a few dots on my face, then blend them out with a cushion sponge. Sugao Air Fit CC Cream is super easy to blend out evenly, as it doesn't dry up that fast nor patchy, moreover, it is build-able. In order to cover up your dark circle, apply another layer focusing at the under eye will do.
Surprisingly, I don't feel anything on my skin after the application. It is so lightweight that really claims the term "air fit breathable finish" on skin. The finish is definitely matte and silky smooth, which give a feeling like you have already applied some light loose powder on your skin after foundation, while there is still some healthy radiant glow within.

In terms of the shade, the cream itself actually looks slight darker than my skin tone, yet after blending out, surprisingly it blends so well and naturally with my skin.

In terms of the coverage, it doesn't work really well, as it doesn't cover most of my scarring and blemishes. But hey, air fit formula, don't expect much when you opt for the most natural look haha. Anyway, it is still buildable.


Sugao air fit cc cream Smooth SPF 23 PA+++
Made in           : Japan
Size                  : 25g
Benefit            : Air Light & Breathable Finish, Color Correct, Oil Control, Matte Finish
Retail Price     : RM69.90

Moisture         : ★★☆☆☆
Breathable     : ★★★★★
Coverage        : ★★☆☆☆
Long-Lasting  : ★★★★★





Step 2: Sugao Cheek and lip
Sugao Cheek & Lip
Apply a little blusher with Sugao Cheek & Lip in shade #natural red on the cheek, to help boosting the overall look. Enhancing our face, making it more energetic and less pale. 
With the hybrid formula, it comes in 2-in-1 function that you can use it for both cheek and lips.
Texture and scent:
I can hardly explain the texture as it is actually alike to the CC cream one, yet this is something like jelly/gel that turns into powder finish. The scent of the whole tub is quite unpleasant, which slightly smells like the burned plastic. I wonder its the scent of the tub itself instead of the product.

For my very first impression, there is some remaining residue while doing the blending motion, something chalky that definitely need a few more blend. Yet it is very easy to blend out and the finishing is super natural, as in we are really blushing, with a tiny rosy blush on the cheek.
A tiny amount is just enough. Apply it on the cheek, and slowly blend out by dapping them around. Lastly, use the cushion which you used to apply cc cream, directly coat on the blusher. This action helps to create a much soft and natural blush.
I really love how it turns out, it is so natural. It is exactly how I look when I flush in red under the hot sun!

Sugao Cheek and lip
Made in           : Japan
Size                  : 6.5g
Benefit            : Air Light & Breathable Finish, Soft and Natural Blush, Can be used on Lips and Cheek
Retail Price     : RM59.90

Moisture         : ★★☆☆☆
Breathable     : ★★★★☆
Long-Lasting  : ★★★★☆





Step 3: Sugao lip tint
Sugao Lip Tint
As a final touch, apply Sugao Lip Tint in shade #apricot pink on lips.
Texture and Scent:
The texture is pretty milky and watery. It is very easy to glide on and doesn't dry up swiftly that leaving a mark/tint on. Easy to blend out. It comes with no scent.
It is quite lightweight, as I doesn't really feel the lip tint on my lips, nor leaving any stickiness behind.
To create gradient effect, you may just apply the lip tint at the center of the lips and blend outwards using your finger.
For my personal opinion, I quite love the formulation of this lip tint itself and it doesn't dry up the lips. It gives a hint of translucency on the lips which make the lips plumpy and juicy. As Sugao used to highlight ' natural bared' look, the lip tint shade is pretty pale when it fully dries up, as it blends into our own lip color, not really vibrant in shade. You may need to build up a few layer.

Sugao lip tint
Made in           : Japan
Size                  : 4.7ml
Benefit            : Air Light & Breathable Finish, Translucent Plumpy Lips, Natural Tone
Retail Price     : RM45.90

Moisture           : ★★★☆☆
Transfer-proof : ★★★☆☆
Long-Lasting    : ★★☆☆☆





Review (After 7 hours)

Here's a picture before and after 7 hours. 
I was really surprised as the CC Cream works so well that it didn't turn patchy or chalky at all after hours, just oily around the T-zone area but the other areas are still perfect and flawless. The blushes still stayed on the skin. Whereas for the lip tint, it didn't stay long, I still need to do a few touch up, as the color will slowly fade off after eating/drinking. I have put on some lip balm to make my lips look more dimensional. Overall is good! Will definitely repurchase the CC Cream!

That's all of my "No Makeup" Makeup Look and I hope you guys like it! This look is just perfect for makeup beginners, as it is so natural and 'lighweight'  :) The breathable and air fit formula is amazing!
For more information, feel free to check out Sugao on
Sugao Malaysia Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MySugao/
Sugao Official Website: http://www.sugao.com.my/

Sugao cosmetic products are also available in Watsons outlet nationwide.