First Althea Korea loot + Review

First Althea Korea loot + Review

Many beauty bloggers and Butterfly Malaysia have been raving about Althea Korea. This cool new site sells Korean skincare and makeup at the GUARANTEED best price in the market and it ships directly from South Korea if you order more than RM150 worth of products, how awesome is that?! I had to be on the same bandwagon with them so my sister and I shared and ordered a few products to test out.

Our order arrived in less than 2 weeks as stated on the website so YAY for fast shipping! Also if you are unsatisfied with your products, you can return the products unconditionally (cue Katy Perry’s hit) in 30 days.

Althea First Haul

First haul from Althea

First haul from Althea
Wrapped in pink packaging and bubble wrapped so it’s not damaged during its travel! This is the kind of little things that most online stores should practice because it shows how much you care about your products and it makes us feel at ease too. It opens to a pink lover’s paradise with the pink interior and pink tissue papers! All of your items are individually wrapped with bubble wrap for extra ammo too.

IT'S SKIN POWER 10 Formula PO Effector

I got myself one of the It’s Skin serum Power 10 Formula in PO Effector (RM28 ONLY! PEOPLE, TELL ME WHERE CAN YOU FIND A SERUM THIS CHEAP? AT Althea Korea of course, DUH!)and it’s my first serum too! Here’s what it does for your skin according to Althea’s website:
Shrinks Enlarged Pores
Targets and shrinks enlarged pores to restore a silky smooth complexion.
Refines Skin Texture
Normalizes sebum production and balances skin’s oil and water content.
Quickly Penetrating Formula
Highly concentrated Houttuynia cordata extracts gets deep within skin’s layers.

IT'S SKIN POWER 10 Formula PO Effector

It has a dropper to help you get the serum out so it’s more hygienic and it has a very light scent to it.
IT'S SKIN POWER 10 Formula PO Effector
Just put 2-3 drops on your fingers and pat it in an upward motion on your face until it’s absorbed.
IT'S SKIN POWER 10 Formula PO Effector review
My Naked face with no filters, just some lighting adjustments and toner and eye cream. I have a lot of blackheads and whiteheads on my nose area so my T-zone gets oily really fast. So I was hoping this could help to control the oil and shrink them pores.
Just drop 2-3 drops and apply it on your skin. It absorbs really fast and it doesn’t leave any greasy feeling at all. Then you can go to your next skincare step.

IT'S SKIN POWER 10 Formula PO Effector review

After application, my pores doesn’t look that obvious anymore! I topped it up with my day moisturizer, Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream SPF 15 then end it with some spritz of Hydrating Water Mist Rose from RAW FOODS by Wedding Bash. After a long day, my face didn’t turn oily super fast like the usual which is a plus and it sort of acted as a primer to make my pores less obvious too!
Holika Holika Gel Eyeliner Review
The second item I got is the Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Gem (RM16). I love the holographic printing on the packaging!

Holika Holika Gel Eyeliner Review

It’s a gel pencil and I think I’m supposed to sharpen it once it get’s blunt cause I couldn’t twist the bottom end.

Holika Holika Gel Eyeliner Review

Swatch on my hand to test it out since my eyes needs some TLC. It’s really soft so you don’t have to press hard to get the colour out.
Holika Holika Gel Eyeliner Review
The top swatch is when I left it to dry and the bottom swatch I blend it out. This is after washing with water. Looks like it’s not waterproof after all and I was hoping I can use this in my waterline to tight line my eyes. I think it will work nice for a smokey eye but will have to top it off with some eyeshadow powder to set it.

 

So I got a hit & miss for this round. But at least now I know where I can get Korean skincare and makeup at the best price and without the need to leave my home too! 🙂

Get rid of red eyes with Rohto Arctic Eye Drops

Sometimes even when I’m wearing my glasses, my eyes tend to get red and dry from staring at the laptop for too long. But a girl’s gotta work hard for her money. So I got myself the Rohto Arctic Redness Reliever Eye Drops (RM49 promo price) from Supermodel Secrets because I saw it in one of Michelle Phan‘s older Youtube videos. I’ve been watching her videos wayyy before she became such as successful entrepreneur and I really admire her for her perseverance and dedication to her passion. Anyway, let’s get back to the eye drops!

rohto arctic eye drops
You get a sealed packet with the eye drop container inside so you know there’s no form of contamination in the packaging. I like the bottle packaging as well.

 

rohto arctic eye drops
All the important info you should take a read before you start dropping the solution into your eye. Remember you can’t use this with your contact lens! Remove your lens and wait for about 15 minutes before you use the eye drops or before putting on your contacts, put eye drops and wait for 15 minutes before inserting lens. Use the eye drops for 4 times a day MAX.

 

This is after I used the eye drops. Totally forgotten to take a before picture but you can see that my eyes have become really white and brighter a bit too. Since it states on the box there will be a cooling sensation, don’t be surprised that you will feel a little sting for a few seconds the moment it hits your eye but then it will go away leaving your eyes feeling more energetic as it said on the box. But if you feel the sting for a long time then head to the doctors ASAP because you might be having a reaction from it.

 

I don’t think I will be using this eye drops often since I am a frequent lens wearer and it’s a bit of a hassle to wait before I can use the eye drops. If it is for contact lens wearer then I could get more use out of it. I am still hunting for a good contact lens eye drop that won’t make my eyes feel dry when it’s suppose to lubricate my eyes which is not the case for the brands in the pharmacy. Do recommend me some good ones if you know of any then I will check it out. 🙂

 

L’Oréal Paris Beauty Countdown!

Guess what! From 1st November – 31st December, L’Oréal Paris is giving away daily and weekly prizes to the biggest spenders on L’Oréal Paris products! As an added bonus, the biggest spender overall by 31st December will win the Grand Prize of…

A BRAND NEW CAR WORTH OVER RM100,000!!! Now ain’t that an awesome way to bring in the new year!

I wonder what will it be?

You’ll be delighted to know, for weekly prizes, one winner will win a mystery prize from POH KONG and awesome kitchen appliances!

But even better, everyday until 31st December, three people will win RM100 hamper worth of L’Oréal Paris products!

Maybe this and more! 😀

 

So this is the perfect time to let out your inner beauty junkie and shopaholic! Plus, Christmas is coming soon! 🙂

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Spend over RM20 on L’Oréal Paris products

Don’t know what to get? Here are my recommendations! 🙂

L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer Pen
Great for brightening under eye circles and don’t forget to set it with powder!
L’Oréal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Black Intense
Blackest black and doesn’t budge once it’s dry, must have for cat-eye lovers!
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick 510 Designer Mauve
If you haven’t jumped into the 90’s makeup bandwagon, made popular by Kylie Jenner, now’s your chance! A brown lippie is key to the look!

2. Upload a photo of your receipt over here!

3. Answer the questions here !

4. Shop more to increase your chances of winning! Go big or go home, I say!

For more information, visit L’Oréal Paris Malaysia Facebook or Contest website ! May the beauty force be with you! 😀

(Advertorial) Get brighter and smoother skin with KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion!

I always heard of KOSÉ’s beauty products especially their Sekkisei line and how it’s really good for Asian skin but I never got the chance to try any of their products. Another reason was I’m afraid that I’ll get an allergic reaction from it, because having sensitive skin is such a bother. However, recently I received some samples of KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Maskso I gave it a go! I am giving away 24 of these samples to you guys so 24 of you have a chance to try out this legendary lotion at the end of this post! Maybe you’ll look like Ariel Lin after using this mask?

 

One thing’s for sure, I didn’t know that KOSÉ and this lotion was in the market since 1946! So I can see why it’s one of the best-selling whitening lotions until now. Legendary and a must try for us all. At first I didn’t know whether it is used as a toner or a moisturizer because I never used a product where it can be used as a toner and a mask as well. Whatever it is, if it works for Ariel Lin, it better work for me!
 
What makes this lotion legendary? These three main ingredients are the winning combination of this whitening lotion!

 

 

Coix Seed Extract helps to increase your skin’s metabolism, it helps in whitening, moisturizing, and preventing your skin from roughness.

Angelica Extract from the Umbellifer Angelica plant which grows in rocky mountain areas is said to help your skin by disinfecting, whitening, and moisturizing it.

Melothria (White Lotus) Root extract helps to suppress melanin production of our skin and provides whitening effects as well.

All three of those ingredients have one thing in common, all of it has whitening properties!

Product Information:
 
Get deep translucency with the power of oriental plant extracts, even for dull skin. A lotion that creates fine-textured, hydrated “snow-white” skin.
  1. Made based on a “beautiful translucent skin recipe” with items carefully selected out of approximately 100 types of oriental plants. A lotion that creates fine-textured, hydrated, translucent skin like snow, using the hydrating power of gentle oriental plant extracts (Those three main ingredients above!).
  2. Balances out the skin’s moisture levels, preventing dullness, roughness, and pimples caused by dryness, as well as redness caused by sunburn from sunlight, or by the sun’s reflection in snowy areas. Well, we don’t have snowy areas but the Sun here is pretty bad too!
  3. The cloudy white lotion blends instantly into the skin, just like melting snow, creating fine-textured, plump skin. With a refreshing, light sensation, the lotion leaves the surface of the skin feeling silky smooth, yet hydrated. Your skin regains its natural pure translucency down to your pores.
  4. Plus, it can be used on your face, neck, body & as a mask.

 

The samples I have already contains masks soaked in the Sekkisei Lotion so I just washed my face and I also used a peeling gel to scrub off all the dead skin so that I can test how moisturizing and how much fairer I can be after using the lotion. But ok seriously, I feel that if you really want to test how effective the product is then you have to make sure your face is scrubbed clean! That’s how I do it. 

 

Clean face! Visible pores, dry skin on cheeks and oily t-zone and dull complexion.

So I put the mask on my face and it was cool on my skin but next time I’ll store it in the refrigerator so it will be cooler. Texture wise, it was light and like water. So keep it on your face for 5-10 minutes.

I kept it for about 10 minutes and after taking it off, I just pat my skin and piano pat it upward, I don’t know how else to describe it, it’s like you’re playing the piano on your face and play it upwards instead. Then I used the excess from the mask and pat it on my neck as well.
I really like this! I didn’t have much expectation for it but my skin looked plump and it was smooth and fairer than before. I can see why it is the best whitening lotion. I’m going to try it again this week to see how much changes it can give.

 

Fairer, plumper and smoother skin! I feel like Ariel Lin already! 😛

 

Also,
 
KOSÉ is searching for their Sekkisei Miss Cinderella. Do you think you are the fairest of them all and are you KOSÉ Malaysia’s Sekkisei Cinderella? Cinderella’s can check out the link below to know if they are the Miss Cinderella KOSÉ is searching for. J
 

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

 

I am giving away 24 samples to 24 of you who answer these two questions correctly in the comment section! It’s really easy! It’s all up there! 😉 May all of us have beautiful fair skin like Ariel Lin!
 
– What are the 3 main ingredients used in KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask?
– Name one of the benefits of the KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask. (Any 1 out of the 9 benefits)
If you’re ready to get yourself a bottle of this awesome whitening lotion, here are the prices for the Sekkisei Lotion:
SEKKISEI Lotion 200ml- RM170
SEKKISEI Lotion 360ml –RM260
Available in every KOSE counters.
For more information about KOSÉ Malaysia and the Sekkisei Lotion check out these links: