Saturday, January 12, 2019

[REVIEW] Get milked with Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask

The Milk Peel Cream Mask
I know what you're thinking cause I had the same thought! Have you ever thought of milk as your face mask? Althea has taken masking to a whole new level by launching the Milk Peel Cream Mask. If you check out the site, it claims that this mask would hydrate your skin almost effortlessly. It contains AHA and BHA extracts making it gentle enough for the skin while exfoliating effectively from clay to whipped cream lather. I was immediately SOLD when I found out that the Milk Peel Cream Mask would foam up when in contact with skin. Skincare is so high tech now man! Enough chit chat lets get into details of my review on the Milk Peel Cream Mask.

Minimalist packaging
So when I got this from a box, I realized that it came in a very cute minimalist packaging which clearly states what you need to know about the product. The highlight of it to me was that it's a soft peeling mask which I don't commonly see in stores promoting. It comes in a pump bottle which looks super cute on your toilet shelf, and it comes with a cover so that you can keep your content clean and hygienic. Each bottle contains 50ml, which I believe would be good enough to last you roughly a month or two depending on how frequent your usage is.

Milk Peel Cream Mask

Comes in a pump bottle
Has a creamy texture when applied
After 20 seconds, bubbles start to foam
The texture is pretty interesting I would have to say. When pumping out the content, it has like this clay-like texture, but after about 10-15 seconds, the clay texture would turn into bubbly foams when in contact with skin. This is by far the coolest mask I've ever tried, and it honestly gets me really excited each time I need to get myself a masking session. Once it foams up, it's very easy to wash it off with water which gives it an extra bonus point since normal clay mask can be a little tedious to remove.

How to use

Just apply it on skin and leave it on for 30-60 seconds
To use this is super simple. First dampen your skin evenly and apply an even layer onto the skin, massaging the mask all over your face till rich lather forms. Leave it on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing away with warm water, and you're done! Giving your skin a deeper cleansing experience has never been easier. I love how my skin feels moisturized after cleansing, and I do also not
ice that my pores were less obvious after washing off the residue of the mask.

The experience 

It will then foam up with bubbles
Give your face a good massage (as if cleansing your face)
Then wash it off and pat face dry
I have combination oily skin, so scrubs with beads are a big no-no cause I would eventually breakout like mad! I tried this and I find this very gentle on the skin. After cleansing of the cream, you'd be surprised that your skin is as soft as a baby's bottom. No kidding! I personally use this twice a week, and I realized that my skin looked so much healthier and cleaner. Some mask can be too strong for my skin, but the Milk Peel Cream Mask, on the other hand, cleanses while moisturizing and revitalizing the skin effortlessly.

VERDICT

First time experiencing a different masking sensation, and i LOVE it!


My overall thoughts on the Althea Milk Peel Cream is that it's really impressive on what they have come up. At only RM36 per bottle, I would say that the price is really affordable considering that it helped my skin maintain its hydration level. If you don't like harsh particles in your skincare, this would be your alternative to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells. If your main concern would be blocked pores, well, this is what you need to complete your skin regime as it detoxifies and pulls out impurities from the pores.

Friday, January 11, 2019

[REVIEW] DR GLAMOGENIC | Dynamic Brightening Mask

Introducing the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask
I believe that all of the beauty enthusiasts out there has a go-to mask when your skin needs a little more extra lovin. And today, I someone got hold of the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask to give a go, and since I have some spare time to share with you on my masking experience, here's my review on the Dr. Galmogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask. But before I get into details let me share with you some deets on Dr. Glamogenic. The brand originally marketed in Australia and has a vision of offering skin care products that give results. Since its now available in Malaysia, I can't wait to give this a go, so let's skip to the review

Dr. Glamogenic | Dynamic Brightening Mask

There are 5 pieces of individually wrapped sheets in each box
The Dynamic Brightening Mask claims to contain hydrating ingredients which would plump the skin while improving skin radiance appearance. It also claims to contain moisture that will keep your skin moisture level well balanced to give your skin a younger look.  Each box of the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask contains 5 individual sheets soaked in 22g of brightening essence. The reason behind dull skin is usually due to building up of dead skin cells on our skin surface, which clogs the pores and prevent them from breathing. So be sure to cleanse well and mask ocassionally to ensure that your skin looks well taken care of.

Review

Here's my little review on the Dynamic Brightening Mask by Dr. Glamogenic
The sheet is super moisturized in creamy essence
The sheet has a very strong non-stretchy texture
Since this is my first time trying this mask on, I love how they include special features on the mask on each pack. Going into more details of the product, it had a really creamy texture which is also very moisturizing at the same time. I unfolded the mask and placed it on my face and realized that its a perfect fit for Asian sized faces. Sometimes mask can be pretty annoying when it's too large, but there's something about the texture of the mask that makes the mask pretty sturdy and doesn't stretch out when applied to the face.

Fits nicely on Asian sized faces
Leave on for 15-20 minutes
According to the directions on usage, it would be recommended to use this after cleansing and application of toner, then followed by a piece of the mask on the face avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes then spread the remaining essence all over the face while dabbing the skin lightly until the essence is fully absorbed. To enhance the experience, you may also leave the mask in the fridge for a more cooling experience to close up pores after cleansing.

Benefits

After 20 minutes, the skin looks instantly brighter
In case you're wondering the benefits of this mask other than just brightening, it also contains exfoliating ingredients to unveil softer skin. It is also totally safe as its made with natural ingredients and essential oils, thus brightening the skin internally while restoring your natural radiance. After removing the mask, I did notice that my skin was more bouncy and moisturized too!

Verdict

Not only that it's brighter, but it's also moisturizing and calming too!
As a verdict, despite being my first time hearing about the brand coming into Malaysia, im pretty impressed that it beats your average drugstore mask. Im not sure if its cause it contains natural ingredients, or cause the essence is creamy, but it works for my skin, so I have nothing bad to say about the mask I tried. Usually, im not a fan of brightening mask cause the common ones can be a little too drying for my skin, but this had like a 3-in-1 benefit for me as it brightens, exfoliates and moisturizes my skin. What more can you really ask for from a mask? Im pretty happy that it does justice, and I hope it would be more available in our local pharmacies or drugstore.

Comfortable texture and does not agitate the skin. 
Before and After results where skin looks more enhanced and moisturised
Since they are very new, these are only available at their office in the Pavillion Tower where you may get yourself the product from their office, or get yourself a meeting with their experts for more advice on what products that would suit your skin. I can actually see potential in the brand, and trust me I am saying this as a non-bias writer. Its made in Korea, Licensed in Australia and now available in Malaysia! Feel free to leave me a comment if you may have any other inquiries.

Distributed by Qurlivka Southeast Asia ( Malaysia ) Sdn Bhd
Level 16, The Pavilion Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan, 
52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603 - 61519198

Monday, December 31, 2018

[REVIEW] Ainaa Cleanser & Serum



I know I rarely talk about local products, but when I do, its worth the shout out! Today I'll be sharing with you a recent discovery, featuring Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum as they've been getting pretty good feedbacks from Malaysians who are suffering from serious acne problems. Somehow on my social media, I see Malaysians talking about how good Ainaa Cleanser and Serum has been, and I've been so eager to try it out myself! Been going through really bad breakouts over the past few weeks before the wedding day and finally, i have some time to pamper myself by giving my skin a little more attention. In today's blog post, I'll be sharing with you a review on Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum after about 3 weeks of using it. 

PACKAGING


Let's take a moment to appreciate the packaging first, shall we? It comes in a white box with shiny gold borders and I always appreciate packages that include the list of ingredients, the benefits, and the directions on how to use. Im also proud to say that it's a Malaysian product as it states that its "Made in Malaysia". They are also KKM Registered making it a safe product to use approved by the health organization of Malaysia. And it also has an expiry date listed on the box too! I always like expiry dates on skincare products so that I know when to use them by. hehe.

AINAA CLEANSER



Going straight into details, let's talk about the Ainaa Cleanser 2 in 1 purifying cleansing gel. Despite being a cleanser that also removes makeup, I would not recommend you to skip your daily make up remover routine, but its always good to have a cleanser that removes makeup residue from your skin. The cleanser is formulated with balance pH levels and is free from harmful chemicals giving it extra bonus points! It also comes in a really unique pump bottle which also ensures that the content is not exposed to keep the content fresh. 



Moving on to the texture, the gel is transparent, and when in contact with water, it does not foam up as much possibly because its paraben free. I don't fancy gel cleanser as much, but I find the Ainaa Cleanser pretty impressive when it comes to cleansing. After rinsing the gel off my face, somehow my skin feels refreshed, cleansed and most importantly, it also feels moisturized! Did you know that gel cleansers are well know to eliminate oily surfaces and acne causing bacteria by giving the skin a deeper cleanse? So if your concerns are deep stubborn acne, this cleanser might just do the trick to unclogged clogged pores.

 
It comes in a 50ml pump bottle and I would say that its good enough to last you for about a month. Each Ainaa Cleanser would cost you RM45 (West Malaysia) and RM49 (East Malaysia) which is a fair price considering that it works! After using this for 3 weeks, I noticed that my skin looks bouncier and when it comes to maintenance, it's pretty easy to maintain my skin with the Ainaa Cleanser. No breakouts and it cleanses without drying my skin. YAY! 

AINAA SERUM




Next would be the Ainaa Serum which apparently is the highlight of their skincare range according to many Malaysian that I see on social media. Other than giving your skin nutrients that it needs, it also encourages new cell growth which also means that it would help your skin recover in a shorter period of time. Formulated with selected hydrating ingredients, it has been specialized to eliminate acne while keeping the skin moisturized. It also claims to remove dark pigmentation spots, but as of now, I don't see much difference targetting my pigmentation. On a side note, it does make my face noticeably brighter and younger, and I have no complaints. Hehe.



The texture for the serum is almost similar to the Ainaa Cleanser, but when applied to the skin, it feels a little rough and sticky to glide onto the skin. Not a huge fan of the texture, but it sets the skin pretty well without the need of primer before applying to make up. Hehe. I had a specific acne infected area on my face, and after 3 weeks of using this, my acne is gone (except for very slight marks which would disappear in time). It's no wonder that Malaysians are going crazy over the serum. 


The serum comes in a 15ml pump bottle and honestly speaking, I use this on alternate days in which I will use another serum on one day, and then the Ainaa Serum on the following day. Its a little small in packaging, but for something that works, I find it precious. Each Ainaa Serum would cost you RM65 (West Malaysia) and RM69 (East Malaysia). A little on the higher side, but you want a serum that helps to reduce your acne without drying out the skin, this is worth the shot. Tried and tested, and I can say that it works like a charm

VERDICT



As a verdict, I would have to say that the combination works well together on my combination skin and for RM110 for the Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum, it's a fair amount to pay for considering that it works. The extra points that make the Ainaa Skincare range special are that its 100% paraben free, sulfate-free and mineral oil free which guarantees that it does not harm the skin. My experience after using this for 3 weeks has been pleasant since I experienced no breakouts, my previous breakouts recovered and I got my skin to be smooth again! Im just happy that my skin is smoother now, and i would definitely recommend you to try this for yourself! Im not at all bias to the brand, but as long as it does what its suppose to do, Sara approves. (inserts thumbs up here) 

AINAA | NSA Beau

Monday, December 17, 2018

TAG La Christmas Pack | Unique Present

Introducing to you Tag La | Your trusted tracker
Getting busier as I get older, I noticed that I tend to misplace my stuff all over, especially my house keys and my handphone. Relatable? TELL ME ABOUT IT! So after constantly spending extra time in a day to find the things that I misplaced, I stumbled upon an ad featuring TAG La which apparently is a keychain that helps you locate your important items. While watching the ad, it kinda triggered me that it may come in handy especially when it's a device that you can set up on your phone to detect where your misplaced items are. Too cool to resist, I decided to get one for myself since its Christmas and here's a little review on what I think about TAG La.

The Christmas edition comes with a bomb card too!
So, I got myself the exclusive their Christmas edition which came in a super cute packaging which had tiny bits of paper resembling snow (ready for gifting). For every Christmas edition purchase, you'll get their latest bomb card as a complimentary gift making it extra special. I also like the fact that the designs are different on the front and back side of it giving it a customized character, not to forget that the design included Santa in it adding a personal touch for the festive season.

How it works?

How cute is the santa design on the Tag?
Consider it as a multipurpose keychain which functions as your accessories and also a finder when you misplace it around the office/house. But for a more official explanation, its a Bluetooth tracker that helps to track your important items such as your wallet, phone, keys, you name it! As for me, I decided to attach this to my house keys, cause my house keys tend to go missing especially when im rushing to get my errands done. Thank god for TAG La!

Can you spot the TAG La app?
Time to set it up for the first time!
With a push of a button, its all ready to track your item!
Next is to download the app into your phone and you won't have to worry about your important items to go missing. When you think you left your house keys at work, all you need to do is tap the app or double press it to ring your phone. And once the app detects the location you misplaced it, you won't have to worry about finding your item as TAG La helps to remember for you. Also, not to forget if you attach your TAG La to your phone and your phone goes missing, fret not as your friends and family can help you find it too!

And when your items go misisng, open the app and click 'find me'
How it works is pretty simple. All you need to do is create an account through the app. Once an account has been created, you can start syncing your TAG La to the app by pressing the button on the TAG La for 3 seconds, and it would be automatically to your phone. And that's basically it! Since I attached my TAG La to my keys, all I need to do is to open the app and press 'find it' which will trigger the TAG La to beep until I find my keys. hehe.

Phone Tracking / Track your pet

Just a heads up, if you want the TAG La feature to keep track of your phone, you won't need to attach the tag to your phone as you can just connect the TAG La device through the app will do. I know you may have the same question in mind, can I attach this onto my pet? Currently it's not recommended for moving objects such as kids and pets, but im pretty sure TAG La will be coming up with something as cool in the near future to come. hehe

Price 


Price list of TAG La
You must be also wondering what is the price for this? Well considering it a Christmas edition TAG La, it's only at RM199.90 for TWO Christmas Edition TAG La which includes a free colored TAG La of your choice and it also comes with 2 complimentary bomb cards for easy gifting too! Alternatively, if you want just ONE to try out for yourself, it's always available online for single purchase at only RM69.90 only.

Verdict

Been bringing this around with me for a month now, and it has done justice to me! No more lost keys at home.
As a verdict, I would have to say that the TAG La comes in pretty handy when you're always putting your important things everywhere around the office/house. It gets pretty addictive once you know that it really saves you a lot of time when you're looking for your items. And with that, im planning to get a few more TAG La's just to track my camera, phone, passport all together. Is it worth it? Living in a digital era, I would have to say that I find this worth the money if you would want to keep your mind at ease when your important things go missing. I know I usually find a hard time looking for my passport when im about to travel too, but with TAG La, it saves me my time and energy to look for my things within a few taps through my phone.

Download TAG La: Google Play | App Store 

TAG La Malaysia

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Honest Review on Mary Kay Timewise Skincare Range

Presenting the Mary Kay Timewise Range
Hey guys! I apologize for being MIA lately and honestly speaking, I've been pretty stressed out juggling work, commitments and planning out a wedding. Yes guys, im getting married! But anyways, with that in mind, I decided to switch up my regular skincare routine and tried out the Mary Kay Timewise skincare range for a change. I've seen a lot of good reviews on this particular range, and couldn't resist but to try this out with the date of the wedding getting super near. Thus, in today's blog post, I'll be sharing with you a review on the Mary Kay Timewise Skincare Range after using it for about a month now.

So, getting into details, the range features 5 products to complete the range which includes, a cleanser, toner, eye cream, day cream sunscreen, and night cream. I love the idea that the range is pretty much minimal targeting on what is necessary cause I honestly can't go for the K-beauty 12 step skincare regime as it takes too much of my time. LOL. So, now you know what the products are, let's get into the details of each product, and I promise I'll try to keep it short and sweet for you guys to easily understand thoughts on the products.

AGE MINIMIZER 3D 4-IN-1 CLEANSER

Age Minimizer 3D 4-in-1 Cleanser
Suitable for Normal to Dry Skin, Dermatologist tested, frangrance free and non comedogenic
Starting off with the cleanser, it states to be suitable for normal to dry skin that claims to multitask on your skin's needs. Now, this was a concern for me in the beginning as I actually have combination oily skin, but surprisingly, my skin loved it! The cleanser is unlike your common cleanser as it doesn't foam up as much, but as I wash my face daily with this, I realize that it does not only cleanse but also lightly exfoliates to remove impurities from the skin. In terms of results, I'd have to say that I started to see that my skin condition improved (especially my breakout scars), giving me a well-balanced skin condition.

Tecture: creamy with orange micro beads

Not as foamy, but imagine sleansing with the slightest exfoliation
In terms of texture, again I highlight that it doesnt foam up as much, but it definitely had a unique creamy sticky texture that lightly glides onto the surface the skin, gently cleansing the skin without drying up my skin. After cleansing, skin actually feels clean and what I liked about it was that it did not tighten my skin like some cleansers would. Despite giving my skin a good cleanse, it still felt well moisturized and had an after cleansing glow.

TIMEWISE MOISTURISING RENEWING SOFTENER

Timewise Moisturising Renewing Softener
I like to apply my toners on a cotton pad before application
Just spread it around your face like so
The Timewise Moisturising Renewing Softener is somewhat like a toner to me, but instead of drying out on the skin, I noticed that it softens the skin after cleansing. This is suitable for Dry to Oily Skin, including sensitive skin, and is recommended to be used after cleansing. My impression on this was that it's very gentle on the skin, and it leaves the skin feeling super soft and smooth. Like any toner, the texture for this is watery, but what makes this stands out from the rest would be that after application, it feels as if your skin has already been applied toner and moisturizer. The best feeling in the world! I'll leave this here for you to think about it.

AGE MINIMIZER 3D EYE CREAM

Age Minimizer 3D Eye Cream
Ophthamologist and dematologist tested, and non comedogenic
Has a tiny outlet for easy direct application
I like to use my ring finger to gently spread out the cream around the eyes
Of course, when it comes to aging, you start worrying when you see the area around your eyes showing wrinkles. The Age Minimizer 3D Eye Cream does not only prevent wrinkles but also minimizes your current wrinkles if that is your concern. I haven't been sleeping property the past few weeks and surprisingly, with this baby, I have not experienced any dark circles around my eyes which I believe that the eye cream does what its suppose to do. Upon application, you'd realize that its creamy in texture and as you apply it around your under eye area, it immediately moisturizes your eye area effortlessly preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming.

AGE MINIMIZER 3D DAY CREAM SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN

Age Minimizer 3D Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Dermatologist tested, oil and fragrance free and non-comedogenic
Texture: Creamy with a tone up kind of texture
The good thing is idoesn'tnt leave white patches after you evenly spread it out
Next would be the Age Minimizer 3D Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. As we all know, sunscreen is one of the most important things in the world if you'd like to prevent wrinkles to invade your face. I never really enjoyed the regular sunscreen unless its water based, but this has to be the only exception as I actually love the feel of it on my skin after application. Its lightweight, and it doesn't leave white patches on your skin. What makes it even better is that other than protecting your skin from UV rays, it also reduces visible signs of aging and moisturizes your skin too! Major love! Since it leaves your skin in a mattified setting, its great to apply makeup after applying this sunscreen on your skin. What more can you ask for?

AGE MINIMIZER 3D NIGHT CREAM

Age Minimizer 3D Night Cream
Texture: Very rich and creamy
I use this at night on a regular basis, and I love waking up to my skin each morning
And as my night regime, instead of applying sunscreen, I'll switch it to the Age Minimizer 3D Night Cream. This particular night cream is pretty moisturizing and it may feel a little heavy on the skin, but the good side of it is that you'll wake up every morning with your skin looking like its glowing. I noticed that with this, it really speeds up the age minimizing process making me look 2 years younger. I've been applying this every night for a month now, and trust me when I say that my skin looks and feels so much healthier.

VERDICT

Overall thoughts? Definitely will repurchase!
As a verdict, I honestly didn't think that this skincare range would be suitable as most anti-aging skincare ranges would usually be too moisturizing for my skin. But with Mary Kay timewise Skincare Range is beyond my expectations, and with the results that it gave to my skin, I'd recommend this to anyone who would want to achieve smoother, younger and healthier skin. I'd also like to emphasize that are well tested by dermatologist (and an ophthalmologist, for eye cream), to ensure that its safe to be used on the skin. I have no regrets on switching to this with my big day getting nearer so I can assure you that this skincare is safe and would give you amazing results within 1 month of usage.