Category: Skincare

Good to Know: The Body Shop Malaysia Launches Online Shopping App

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It’s literally a few days from Christmas and I feel like an exhausted elf working in the North Pole. While buying gifts and wrapping them are fun, I have to admit that it can really take its toll on me, physically. In fact, I’m typing this at 1:30 in the morning after finishing up another batch of gifts.

However, I just know that I had to log in real quick here to share with you some good news. The Body Shop here in Malaysia has launched an online shopping app! You know what this means, right? You can now shop for your favourite shower gels and body butters on the go!

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Skin & Hair Care: Tansan Magic's Soda Spa Foam and Sparkling Gelee (Review + Contest)

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As somebody who often writes about beauty, I get approached to try out new products quite often. To be honest, nothing much surprises or even piques my interest these days as things tend to get a bit repetitive in the beauty scene.

There, I said it.

Quite a number of times, I’ve encountered products that seem promising but end up being gimmicky – much to my disappointment. So I end up not writing about them because they’re just a waste of time and effort.

Recently, however, I got to know of Japanese beauty company Tansan Magic. At first, I was quite reluctant due to my said experience with some gimmicky products these past few months that left me in a beauty rut. But knowing that the Japanese do beauty products  and treatments really well, I thought of giving it a go.

I was sent the Soda Spa Foam and the Sparkling Gelee – two products that you can use both on your skin and hair to make them squeaky clean and hydrated. Just two of the things I truly need on a daily basis.

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Beauty + Skin Care: The Therapy Range by The Face Shop (Review)

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Hello, blog! I’ve missed you! Do you still remember your owner? ????  Goodness, I feel like such a bad mother abandoning this space just like that for a few weeks.

Life happened again. Surprise, surprise. I am notorious when it comes to spreading myself too thin and it’s my blog that usually suffers first. My apologies, blog. Mommy loves you! I’ve been away cos of all my work as a freelancer (did you read my Forbes article on Vivy Yusof yet?) and because of something exciting that my friends and I are working on. ????You guys may get news of what it is by tomorrow so do stay tuned. ????

But wait! This blogpost’s purpose is not about me making excuses! (Even though I start most of my posts with that.) It is, however, about something that’s also quite exciting as well – but we’re gonna be hopping off to the skin care department for this one. ????

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I’m here today to talk about The Face Shop‘s latest offerings for people like me who are deathly afraid of premature skin ageing. I’m now in my late 20s and the big 3-o is coming in just a couple of years. Before I hit that age, I would like to be fully prepared, thank you very much! Enter – The Therapy range!

It’s The Face Shop‘s line wherein science meets nature. It uses a European formula that contains 135 hand-blended recipes that vary in botanical ingredients. You’re basically purchasing history right there.

They sent me two products to try and I’m gonna be giving you a quick lowdown on each:

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Beauty: Althea Korea Turns 1! Also, My Top 15 Korean Beauty Buys!

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Has it really been a year since Althea launched?! I can’t believe it. Feels like it was only a few months ago! Time really does fly when you’re having fun and in the past 12 months with Althea, I most certainly did! 😉

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The droids here at home are gonna be doing some shopping to celebrate too.

I get my Korean beauty products from Althea in the lowest prices imaginable. Every time a package from them arrives, it feels like I actually went to Myeong-dong in Seoul for some serious beauty shopping!

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For Althea‘s first birthday, we’re gonna be the ones who will receiving gifts and treats! Awesome, right?!

The celebration and the promotions will be running from today, the 20th of July until the 31st of this month! Here’s what you’ll be getting:

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Beauty: Products to Watch Out for when Mamonde Comes to Malaysia in August!

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I have to admit that I’ve become quite bored with a lot of blogging events and found myself not in the mood to attend. Mainly because I’m quite busy with so many things and when I find myself having free time, my lazy butt just refused to leave the comforts of our home. If it’s not something that would really pique my interest, I’ve been saying no.

Mamonde coming to Malaysia is something that fell into the category that piques my interest so off I went to Damansara on a weekend which is usually reserved for errands and dates with the husband. “It will only last for 2-3 hours, I promise!” was what I told Alvin that day.

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I’m glad I went as I wasn’t disappointed. The event was well-thought off and the products got me really excited! But first, the basics!

Is it just another Korean Beauty Brand?

Mamonde (French word for ‘My World’) is yes, a Korean beauty brand. It’s also under Amore Pacific, Korea’s biggest cosmetics company that also owns Sulwhasoo, Laneige, and Innisfree among others. But what sets Mamonde apart is its use of flowers as the (only) key ingredients for its comprehensive skin care range. They also have makeup but we’ll get to that later.

Amore Pacific’s Research Institute experimented on flowers has been extracting nourishing ingredients that are good for our skin and bottling them up into products. Thus, the brand’s tagline – Inspired by flowers.

Shall we move on to the exciting bit? The products you should check out when they come to Malaysia? 😉

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Beauty + Video: Fun Korean Products for the ‘Time of the Month’ (TMI)

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The most awkward video I have filmed so far. I guess it shows with how my voice was a couple of decibels higher (than the usual) throughout the video. 😉

Scroll down after the video for the list of products I mentioned and a discount code in Althea where you can get all these products. 🙂

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