Saturday, December 23, 2017

[REVIEW] A:Concept Black | Althea Korea [QUICK MAKE UP TUTORIAL]

Reviewing the A:Concept Black Box
Hi guys, in today's post, I'll be sharing a review on the A: Concept Black Box which I got from, my favorite one-stop online Korean beauty store. Don't you hate bringing your compact and lipsticks in your handbag when it takes up most of the space in your bag? Well if you do, you would love the A: Concept as its designed to be a compact that is easy to travel. So here's what I have to say about the A: Concept Black Box.


The packaging 
Whats inside the A:Concept Black Box
Obviously, you would want to know what inside right? The set is pretty simple as it contains only the essentials that you may need for a quick look to glam yourself up. I got myself the A: Concept Black Box in shade #23 which consist of an all in one brightening A: Cushion in Natural Beige, a cushion refill (YAY), an A: Coral Lip & Cheek, and an A: Red Orange Lipstick. I absolutely love the combo as its perfect for a quick touch when you're rushing. Now let's have a detailed review of each item, shall we?

A: Cushion | Shade #23 Natural Beige

Got the cushion shade in #23
Easy push to open packaging
Sealed becuase its new 
Testing the coverage, and to me it covers pretty well
It made my face look lighter too!
First up would be the A: Cushion in Shade #23 Natural Beige. Apparently, if you would consider yourself as a natural sandy shade, the Natural Beige cushion is a great shade to suit natural to medium colored skin tones. I tried applying it on my skin, and surprisingly the coverage is pretty good. I also have to emphasize that the shade is blendable with my skin shade as well. I was actually a little worried about not getting the right shade, but thank god this suited me really well thanks to its blendable formulation. Even the texture of it on my skin feels great! It doesn't feel patchy, and it really gives a moisturized feel to the skin. Did I mention that the set comes with the refill of your shade as well? YAY!

A:Coral Lip & Cheek

Top: A:Coral Lip & Cheek, Below A:Red Orange Lipstick
Blending it out with a sponge
Next would be the A: Coral Lip & Cheek which has a multipurpose function of giving your lip some coral shades, or it also can be used as a blusher as well. Being slightly tanned, I actually prefer using this shade on my cheek. The texture of the A: Coral Lip & Cheek is creamy at first, but when blended with a brush or fingers, I actually admire the fact that the shade is blendable and natural looking. I didn't think that the shade would look good on me, but after giving it a go, I'd say I look pretty good. Hehe. Not a fan of this on my lips tho as I have dry lips to deal with, thus I'd prefer this to stay on my cheeks.

A: Red Orange Lipstick

Top: A:Coral Lip & Cheek, Below A:Red Orange Lipstick

And the last item that was available in the box would be the A: Red Orange Lipstick. Redish orange shades are a trend in Korea as it leaves you with a romantic confident shade. I don't usually like orange colored lipsticks on my tanned skin, but I tried this, and surprisingly I actually liked the color. It's not too orangy, but the shade does make your skin glow for some reason. The shade is highly pigmented and if you think the shade is too bright for you, you can apply, then remove the formula with a tissue, which then instead leaves you with a tinted lip kinda look. The texture of this is slightly different than the A: Coral Lip & Cheek by the way as its more smooth when applied. The formula isn't as blendable, so don't repeat my mistake by applying it on the cheeks. hehe


Directions on how to use
Step one, pick a lipstick you'd like to bring
Insert the lipstick (without its cap) into the hole on the compact
Now you know what it is, you may wonder about what makes this A: Concept Black box so special? Well, my friend, this compact isn't your typical ordinary compact as it has a small insert where you can place your lipstick for emergency touch-ups. (WOW) Thank god the box has instructions on it, and it really helped me figured the interesting features of this compact. Thanks to this perfect feature, now you won't have to worry about your lipstick being misplaced in your bag as its always attached to the compact when you get yourself the A: Concept Black box.


Tadaa, ready for a glam night out
And today, this is basically my overall look using ONLY the contents of the A: Concept Black Box. Surprised? I know I was! Because the combo had an interesting combination of shades, it really highlights your features where necessary. Despite not wearing any mascara or eyeshadow, I'd say that this is a pretty good look to create when you're in a rush. Alternatively, the shades of the lips play a big role in your look as well as it comes in Coral or Red Orange to suit different occasions as well.


What do i have to say about hte A:Concept Black?
As a verdict, I would have to say that I'm impressed with the A:Concept Black Box. Would I recommend this? YES! Especially for those who need contant touch-ups on the go. I love the packaging, the overall look that it can create, the consistency of coverage by the product and of course, the fact that it comes with a refill! YAS! Believe it or not, you can get this set worth RM212 at a price of RM106 from Althea Korea! That's 50% the actual selling price man! (and that's why I love Althea). Affordable AF, and I think it would be a great present too because the packaging is so fly. LOVE IT!

And there you have it!
Thank you so much for reading my blog post. Please leave me a comment below if you have any other inquiries on the product I just reviewed. I swear I'm currently bringing this compact with me everywhere I go right now. If you would like to purchase this instantly, you can head over to the link below which says 'BUY A: CONCEPT BLACK' below or you can always browse through Althea Korea if you would like to see other products that Althea has to offer.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

[REVIEW] ID.AZ Derm Face Mask | Premium Mask

A review of the ID.AZ Derm Premium  Face Mask
I can't believe that its almost the end of the year already! As much as I want to end the year looking F.A.B., sadly I'm going through some skin issues cause of the weather, or maybe I haven't been pampering my skin enough lately. Boo. But of course, for every problem, there is always a solution! In today's post, I'll be talking about a new face mask brand that I decided to try out, and it's from Korea, the land of skincare heaven! This isn't your usual mask, and trust me when I say that these masks are highly made to be only the finest.


Introducing ID.AZ Derm Face Mask!
Made in Korea by a Health Care Group
Before I go in dept with the products, here's a little introduction to ID.AZ Derm Face Mask. ID.AZ Derm Mask started by the ID Health Care, a medical institution that studies the facial shape. The company realized that after aesthetic treatments, there are a number of dissatisfied patients who were unsatisfied with the results which are caused by the lack of proper recovery of the skin. And so, with that being the main reason, ID Pla Cosmetics began, with the purpose to restore sensitive skin with proper care. And with this in mind, I'm rest-assured knowing that these masks are made in the right hands. The collection features 3 different mask, namely, the water fit mask for hydrating, the bright fit mask for brightening and the golden fit maks for nutrition.

ID.AZ Dermastic Water Fit Mask

The ID.AZ Derm Water Fit Mask
The mask sheet is incredibly thin (and fragile, so handle this with care)
First up would be the ID.AZ Dermastic Water Fit Mask which is to provide moisture for the skin. This particular mask is meant to provide deep moisture, a boost in collagen and to basically hydrate the skin. I would have to say that this mask is PERFECT for those who are suffering from dry skin and in need of hydration. The mask formulation features marine collagen, sea minerals and hyaluronic acid which claims to destress the skin.

Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes
And after removing the mask, i can feel that my skin is more hydrated and boucy
Being it my first time testing this out, I would have to say that I was surprised with the material of the sheet as its thinner than the typical face mask. I love the fact that it fits my skin really well too! A personal experience would be that about a few days ago before testing this mask out, I had flaky skin, but after using this, my skin was hydrated and restored! To use, I applied it to my skin and left it on for about 20 minutes, then walah, restored moisturized skin! Psst, most mask would usually feel sticky with the extra residue, but this really felt good on my skin even after removing the mask.

ID.AZ Dermastic Bright Fit Mask

ID.AZ Derm Bright Fit Mask
Some details which im thankful that are not entirely in Korean
Next up would e the ID.AZ Dermastic Bright Fit Mask which claims to turn your skin to be brighter like magic. (Add's shocked face here). Apparently, this mask specializes in brightening your skin not only from the outside, but it gives more attention deeper in your skin. The material of this mask is slightly thicker than the water fit mask, and the purpose of this mask would be to brighten your skin to give it a natural glow. This mask would be recommended if you're seeking to get your skin to glow and suffering from dull skin. I have yet to try this out, thus I will update this post in a week or so to give a full review on it.

ID.AZ Dermastic Deep Nourishing Mask

ID.AZ Derm Golden Fit Mask
Its in a form of a hydrogel mask!
And the last mask to be featured today would be the ID.AZ Dermastic Deep Nourishing Mask. I would have to say that this mask is the highlight of it all as its the most exclusive among the three mask mentioned. Popular for being luxurious, I can't deny the fact that the color of the mask itself is GOLD. Like, who wouldn't want gold to be applied all over their face? This mask helps to nourish the skin, formulated with esthetic standards of content, which has left me convinced that you can never go wrong if you're undecided with which mask to purchase and decide to go for this.

Fits men face structures really well too! (Hi Haziq!)
So this mask actually comes in 2 sheets for easy application.
The highlight of this mask would be that it has a special hydrogel material. I've personally tested a few hydrogel mask before, and I personally have to say that it would usually leave your skin feeling cool and refreshed after taking the mask off. So in this review, I've decided to include Haziq into helping me in this review, and he told me that he loves it! This is proof to y'all that guys can love mask too! haha. So the thing is, he has sensitive skin, and I actually have to admit that I got a little worried when he tried it on, and surprisingly, his skin was fine! YAY! Extra bonus points to ID.AZ!

Haziq says:
It feels very relaxing and I love how cool my skin feels after removing the mask. Give me more, please! 


So here's our DIY mask day with ID.AZ Derm Face Mask Selfie
And here's what we look after unmasking. (Glowy soft bouncy hydrated skin)
As a verdict, I'm actually really impressed by ID.AZ Derm masks. I love how all three of their mask has their own unique material and the fact that it's super gentle to the skin. It serves its purpose of doing what its suppose to do, and after using ID.AZ Dermastic Face Masks, I can confidently say that these are indeed designed to be premium mask started by ID Health Care. They are now available at Watsons stores and psst, there is currently an introduction price where you can buy your 2nd piece at RM1. Grab the deal while you still can. I'll be stocking up my stock to last me until next year. Hehe. Thanks for reading my humble review, until my next blog post. xx

ID.AZ Mask from Korea now launches in Watsons Malaysia (valid at selected stores only)! Introduction price buy 2nd @ RM1...

Friday, December 15, 2017

[REVIEW] HairMax+ Growth Tonic and Anti Hair Fall Serum

Reviewing the HairMax+ Growth Tonic and Anti Hair Fall Serum
As we age, one of the biggest concern in time would be to prevent hair fall. In my case, being in my mid-twenties, I must admit that stress makes my hair shed a lot. Now the good news is that hair will start growing again once you recover from the situation, and it always helps if you have something to encourage growth in your hair. Introducing HairMax+, a brand that i've been using for the past 2 weeks that makes my hair grow effortlessly while preventing hair fall. And because HairMax was generous enough, they decided to give me a discount code for you which i'll include at the end of this post. So keep on reading guys!

Here are the two main products by HairMax+
In today's blog post, I would like to share with you a review of two products by HairMax+. I will be featuring two products namely, the HairMax+ Growth Tonic and the HairMax+ Anti Hair Fall Serum. Both these product compliments each other really well, and if you're here to check on my results, then I must clarify to you that the results are what it is because I constantly used these two products for about 2 weeks.

HairMax+ Hair Growth Tonic (Strong Formula)

HairMax+ Hair Growth Tonic (Strong Formula)
The HairMax+ Growth Tonic is made out 100% natural ingredients which to me is pretty amazing as not many hair tonic products would avoid chemicals. The tonic claims to fight hair loss and encourages the growth of new hair. It also helps to prolong the active growth phase of hair to extend their life-span while boosting the scalp micro-circulation to stimulate the growth of healthy hair. Sounds awesome? Wait till you hear about how easy it is to use!

Comes in a spray bottle, and it would spray a sufficient amount of Tonic
Easy to use, and results are visible
When I personally gave it a go, as a first impression I must say that the formulation does smell a little pungent, but after a while, you might get used to it as the scent eventually fades out. There's actually 2 versions of this Tonic which one comes in a Strong Formula (RM115/150ml) and the other in a Medium Formula (RM65/150ml). The one that I'm using would be the Strong Formula which encourages better results of hair growth.

Spray on scalp like so
And give your scalp a good massage  
It comes in a spray bottle for easy handling to spray the roots. To use, all you need to do is to spray on scalp 1 to 2 times daily and at an estimated of 2 to 3 weeks to actually see results. The instruction says that its best that you spray the tonic in roots for at least 2-3 times daily. With just a simple spray onto your scalp, this toner would regulate and balance your scalps pH level too! From the looks of my scalp, I realized that I have more baby hair growing (YAY) and it compliments the serum really well.

HairMax+ Anti Hair Fall Serum

HairMax+ Anti Hair Fall Serum
Now, I must admit that this would be my favorite product from HairMax+! (only because for some reason I'm more constant in using this rather than the toner. Guilty as charged!) Now, this is the total opposite of the Hair toner, as it has a pleasantly relaxing scent of coconut and lavender oil. LAV! Its entirely made out of 100% out of natural ingredients and its purpose is to reduce hair fall by 90%! Awesome!

Has a liquidy oily texture.
Other than applying it on the roots, i like to apply it at the ends of my hair as well. hehe
I've been using this for roughly 2 weeks now and the results are remarkable! Based on my research on their website, what it does is that it blocks DHT hormone at scalp area and at the same time reactivates inactive hair follicles while accelerating hair growth. I cant guarantee too much on the acceleration of hair growth, but I must say that it did make my hair softer and it really did reduce my hair fall with obvious results! I promise I'm not kidding.

Like check out the results man?! My hair got stronger with this baby
It comes in a pump bottle and its really easy to use as well. I usually would pump two times onto my palms then i'll rub it on both my palms just before giving my scalp a good massage. The texture is a little oily, thus I would use the extra remaining that's still on my palm by rubbing it through my hair.  For best results, it would be recommended to use this 3 to 4 times weekly, which I filter alternate days to use it. But here's a little tip, I secretly use this on my damped hair before entirely drying it with a blow dryer to keep my hair looking soft and silky. hehe


What are my thoughts on the HairMax+ ?
As a verdict, I would have to say that I do realize that my hair seems to be happier and by using both these products together, I noticed that I had more baby hair growing and that my hair falls decreased! I know I don't have the proper equipment to really measure 'hair fall', but I can tell cause usually when I tie my hair up, I noticed that my hair isn't falling as much as it used to. Trust me, I use to worry a lot each time I see my hair being stuck on the rubber band. I would also have to emphasize that the packaging may need some improvements as it looks cheap despite holding in a very good product in it, which doesn't mean you have to judge a book by its cover. My thoughts on its price, i would have to say that its a little high, but for something that works, its always better to pay more for results rather than paying less for false hope. Hehe

Check out my baby hair!
And there you have it! I hope you found this write up helpful, and if there is by any chance that you have any other questions, please feel free to email me or leave me a comment below and I'll try my best to get back to you soonest! Also, if you would like to know more information on HairMax+, I've linked their official pages below for your convenience.


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(only available from Hairmax+ Seremban FB page) 

As promised, above would be a special code for you to purchase yourself a set of HairMax+ Malaysia products. Kindly take note that this is only available if you make your purchase from HairMax+ Seremban or directly contact them by whatsapping +012-3649931. Don't forget to mention the code to be entitled to the special discount. For your convenience, you can just click on the links below which would direct you to the shop itself. #yourewelcome xx

To Purchase with Discount 

HairMax+ Malaysia

HASK Hair Care now Available in Malaysia | The Secret to Gorgeous Hair

HASK Hair Care now in Malaysia
Don't we all want long luscious hair? (or it could be luscious and short too. hehe.) The typical solution to getting a hair fix would usually be a trip to the saloon, but the real struggle is when you don't have time. My lifestyle is always on-the-go and I really need to maximise my time properly as I plan my weekly routines ahead. Other than my skincare routine to emphasize on, getting the right shampoo each time is a serious situation for me as I want something that would make my hair look as good without requiring too much effort. Introducing HASK USA, Hollywood's secret to gorgeous hair.

From USA to Malaysia
HASK is a collection of hair care products that are made in the USA which features exotic oils, and unique ingredients from all around the world. HASK also happens to be a household brand name in Hollywood, one of the leading hair care brand used in films and TV sets. Being given the chance to witness the launch, I must say that the range is minimal yet beneficial for almost any hair condition. The range has a complete set that includes shampoo, conditioners, deep conditioners and shine oil based on a variety of 7 ranges being available in total.

Got me a good head massage with the Argan Oil Hair Oil by HASK
During the launch, I was given the chance to experience the products offered by HASK USA, where I was basically given a head massage featuring one of the products offered by HASK USA, the Argan Oil Hair Oil which helps to repair the hair. I'm very familiar with Argan Oil, but the scent for this was spectacular! I love how relaxing the scent was which really de-stresses as it complimented my message.

We even had De Fam group singer, Azira Shafinaz who shared her experience using HASK
Let me just share you the details on what makes HASK USA so exclusive. A key point that I believe which attracted my attention would be that the brand assures those harmful ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and drying alcohol are excluded in all of the products, which basically are the ingredients that cause frizzy, damaged hair. They also do not test their products on animals and use ONLY the best organic ingredients sourced from all around the world.

The Keratin Protein and Superfruit range
The Argan Oil Range

The Coconut Oil Range
The Kalahari Melon Oil Range
The Chia Seed Oil Range
The Charcoal Range
The range of HASK hair care products is now available at selected Watsons Stores! With 7 different ranges, you would surely find something that would give you the hair you wish to have:

Repairing Argan Oil: Restores dry damaged hair,
Purifying Charcoal: Remove impurities from over styled hair,
Volumizing Chia Seed Oil: boost shine and locks in moisture,
Colour Protection Kalahari Melon Oil: helps to maintain the vibrancy of hair colors,
Superfruit: healthy shine and restoring resilience
Nourishing Monoi Coconut Oil: Revitalizes hair with Keratin Protein
Shine Oil: Softens and renew weak damaged hair

And there you have it! I dont see what is there not to love?
So there you have it guys. Be sure to keep a lookout for HASK USA at selected Watsons Malaysia stores. I got myself a set of the Kalahari Melon Oil because it's not usual to get shampoo in a scent of melons. Mmmhmm. Let me know if you'd like me to do a write up on it below if you would like to find out about my thoughts on it by leaving me a comment below. For more information on HASK Hair Care, check out their Official Sites at the end of this post.