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.
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. ????
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:
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.
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? 😉
It’s been a while since I last made a video! Today, it’s about something special – my new, favourite skin care tool! A facial cleansing brush that does the job well without ruining your budget plans for the month! 😉
Hope this review will be helpful to a lot of you who are looking for their own facial cleansing brush. 🙂
*Product sponsored by Althea
Hello, my loves. Entries have been delayed as – once again – the husband and I have been traveling (typing this on the plane back to KL, to be honest). Alvin had to go to Manila for some meetings at the home office and I decided to tag along so I can do some errands and meet up with my friends. (A post on this later, maybe?)
But enough with the excuses/update and on to the topic of this post!
Before we left for Manila on the last week of February, I was trying out Mentholatum‘s new range of cleansers called Botanics.
The launch of this new range was quite timely since I have been experiencing some changes when it came to my skin. I’ve always had Sahara-dry skin but recently, I have been having on and off oily days.
I even had yet another break out on my chin in early February. Eeep!
It was right around that time that I decided to try out the Botanics range to see which one will work for me.
They have quite a wide range of products to deal with every skin type. The cleansers themselves come in three types:
Hello, my loves. I’m back with another review and this time, it’s going to be about this product that I didn’t expect to fall in love with.
I’ve tried a lot of serums and creams that’s supposed to slow down the ageing process and I have to say that this is one of the products that I really loved. I’m going to share with you a video review on it but if you’d rather read about it for more details, you will find all the information after the jump!
When I was first approached by Beaunistry to review Osyean, I thought it was gonna be just like every product out there. The beauty industry does have companies that tend to oversell and under deliver. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the results I got from it. Of course, no product is perfect. So you will have to read on till the end for my balanced review on this product. 🙂
But before we start, a little background on my skin. I’m aware that not all products work similarly for every person who tries it. There are many factors to this but I think the biggest one would have to be one’s skin type. Since it worked well for me, I guess I should tell you about my skin first.
I personally have dry skin that tends to be dull unless I am religious with the scrubbing and brightening products. I am also prone to sun damage. I think this product works really well with people who have a similar skin type to mine. (If you have oily/sensitive skin, do let me know how this product works for you! I’m very much interested!)
What is Osyean?
Before I jump into the post, I just want to apologise for being MIA a lot since we’ve been traveling. Also, a quick shoutout to Jose Gonzales, the writer behind this article. Thanks for including my blog! Do check out their infographic on beauty blogging. It’s pretty interesting. 🙂
As the quest for the fountain of youth never gets old, so does the appeal of gold. From jewellery, the beloved precious element has made its way to skin care products not just for a bit of luxury but for its anti ageing properties as well.
Linden Leaves, a trusted full-body care brand from New Zealand, has also embraced gold and welcomed it into their family of all-natural products. Recently, Linden Leaves founder Brigit Blair was in Kuala Lumpur to talk about the new range.