Review : Sanctuary Asia Spa @d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban

As a Full Time Working Mom, to have a balance lifestyle between work, home and children can be quite stressful. I tend to look for ways to de-stress or occasional self pampering session option like Spa.

Recently, I chanced upon Sanctuary Asia Spa at d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban. Thus, I had a wonderful spa experience which I would like to share here.

I was served by Lindri who then explained the types of therapy and package available here.

On going promotion for month of December. Club members will get to enjoy more discount. Best kan?

Above are the available treatments and prices.

Thus, I took up the 3 hours package treatment. Read on for more details.

The reception area and the corridor leading to rooms are spacious and brightly lit.

Sanctuary Asia Spa, is designed with contemporary style and subtle touch of Balinese to Rejuvenate, Retreat and Relieve your senses.

I was also told that, these are the products used during the therapy; massage.
Avocado & Milk, were among the favorite massaging cream.

The techniques used at the Sanctuary Asia Spa include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, percussion and application of essential oils and also the use of stone massage. The combination of manual therapy and aromatherapy encourages one not only to relax, but to also help loosen the facial restrictions, stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the flow of blood and qi.

Hall for Foot Massage.

But for some who prefers some privacy, rooms are also available for Foot Massage too.

Whilst the Waiting Room is spacious and relaxing.

There are total of 5 individual rooms. Rooms are equipped with sauna, bath tub, shower room, wash basin, cupboard and 1 unit of bed for massage.

Above is the room for 2. Total units available here are 2 rooms. Ideal for couples. The difference between a single and couple room is that, room is more spacious and it comes with Jacuzzi. Apart from that, the room look so luxurious!

I was arranged to have my session in this room. The room has a peaceful and relaxing ambiance. Plus points to the soothing music and calming essential oil. Furthermore the masseur was attentive , which made me feel more comfortable to begin the session.

It started off with Foot Bath.

Then, proceeded to Sauna for a good sweat out.

A sauna’s heat also helps to open your pores, which promotes sweating and cleanses your skin. The high temperatures promotes blood flow and circulation, which can make you feel energized after a sauna.

This session lasted about 30 minutes. However if you feel uneasy, you can opt for a shorter duration.

I was attended by Maya, who is friendly and skillful. She is from Indonesia and has several years of working experience as a masseur. She commented that I have very stiff shoulder. What I like most is that, not much of talking or chit chatting. Just relax yourself and enjoy the whole session. I literally fall asleep.

The above session covers; Balinese Aromatherapy Massage, Balinese Green Tea Scrub, then followed by Yogurt Conditioning.

I skipped the Traditional Balinese Facial because I wanted more on massage 😀

After all the above, I then continued with Milk & Flower  bath in a tub of warm water. Frangipani flower is widely use in Bali. It is Bali’s signature flower and it smells nice too.

I was offered with this spa salt. Put small amount of spa salt on wet body and rub gently in circular motion. Rinse off with clean water. This fine spa salt is to nourish and moisturize during exfoliating for smooth,clean and healthy skin.

Guests will also served with a cuppa warm Ginger Tea after the session end.

I love this pampering session very much. Do bring along your loved ones who really deserves a good pampering session and I assured that she’ll really appreciate your effort. 🙂

Last but not least, this will be the highlight of this post.
Now its the time for my blog to do a little giveaway to my dear readers before we end the year 2017. Thanking you guys for your loyalty throughout these years.

1 No. of Cash voucher worth RM338 (for Signature Royal Balinese Massage-2 Hours) to 2 lucky winners here. Winners will be pick randomly and be announced on 1st of January 2018. (only for Malaysians)

Its very easy. Follow the steps below.

  1. Where is Sanctuary Asia Spa located?
  2. Share this post on your Facebook.
  3. Answer question (1) together with your name & email address on the comment box below.

Closing date will be on 31st December 2017. Come and try your luck 🙂

The Sanctuary Asia Spa is a true sanctuary where you can enjoy the tropical Asia distinctive environment, while rejuvenate your body and soul with the sensual healing touch of aromatherapy massages and facial treatments. It creates a unique treatment concept that blends traditional cultural therapies with a balanced philosophy of health and well-being.

Located at the Lower Ground Level of d’Tempat Country Club, the Spa operates daily from 10:00am until 10:00pm and is open to the public.

 

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Product Review : Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

Hi….HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

How’s everyone getting along with the year 2016?

Brought to you today its a product review of;

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

On New Year, Natta Cosme surprised me with a beauty gift box that contained Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask. Its a product of Korea.
Natta Cosme really knows me well…because I really need these so much. Thanks alot!

What I like most about sheet mask is the individual pack. It is so convenient and light weight to bring along especially when you are traveling for holiday. You could easily slip few into your bag.

With Malaysia’s weather, we tend to stay in the air conditioned room often. Most of us also turn on the air cond before sleep. Therefore our face tend to be dry. That’s how Klairs sheet mask gonna work. Put on this sheet mask before going to bed to keep our face moisturize and supple till the next morning.

The benefits and ingredients of the sheet mask are clearly printed on the front and back of its pack. The outlook is very simple and nothing fancy.

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Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask is made of pure cotton. It contains rich essence but no dripping when I took out from the pack. The smell is quite pleasant too. Try to refrigerate it a few minutes before using. It gives you a better soothing effect.

The size of this sheet mask, fits perfectly on my ‘big face’.

 *self pampering time*

Another reason why I like sheet mask. Is that you don’t need to rinse your face after removing the mask

. hehe…*lazy mode on*

The ‘before’ and ‘after’ doesn’t show big difference. However I could feel that my face is smoother and cleaner 😀

You can try out this mask by purchasing it from Natta Cosme at the price of 10 pieces for RM119.00 RM69.00.

Sharing is caring. I would like to do a giveaway (2 pcs Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask) to 2 lucky winners. All you need to do is name 1 benefit of this mask on the comment box below.  Together with your name & email address. Last day of answer submission will be on 23 January 2015. Thank you.

(tips : answer is shown on the front pack of the mask)

Good Luck! 🙂

Product Review : Lip Tattoo by Skin Factory

I often adore the creativity of the Koreans when it comes to cosmetics line. They are so advanced.

Recently I received a parcel from Natta Cosme. As usual, a box with surprises. This time round, it contains 7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tattoo Pack & Speed White Cream (3 colors) by Skin Factory – a brand from Korea. Curiosity strike me when I saw the word ‘lip tattoo’. I wonder how it works.

I’m having here are 3 colors. “Sexy Pink, Jewelry Pink & Vita Fruits Peach

Each pack comes together with 1 unit of ‘White Cream’.

(Further on, I’ll explain what’s the purpose of this white cream)

At the back of the packaging, there are bi-lingual explaining the directions and ingredients of the product.

7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Sexy PinkWater, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Peat Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cl17200, Fragrance, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Cl 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sea Water, Saccharomyces/Piatinum Ferment, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate
7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Jewelry Pink Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Peat Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cl17200, Fragrance, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Cl 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sea Water, Saccharomyces/Piatinum Ferment, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate
7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Vita Fruits Peach Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Beta-Carotene, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Water, Honey Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, CI 19140, Saccharomyces/Platinum Ferment CI 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Niacinamide, Maltodextrin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Panthenol, Silica.

The design and size is made handy. You could easily place it into your pouch or handbag.

Before applying makeup, massage in an adequate amount of the 7 Seconds Speed White Cream to desired areas (face, neck, arms, legs, etc.) to achieve a flawless look that’s sure to flaunt your lips.

Above picture show the difference on skin after applying a small dot of White Cream.

The tip of the dispenser.

These are the shades of 3 colors I named above. The texture is like gel form and abit sticky.

Honestly, I’m not really a fan of liptstick. Its either the color made me look aunty/mature or the color doesn’t stay. However I’m quite turn on and satisfied with this lip tattoo. The colors look good on me (ahemm, self praising) and I’m flattered receiving positive feedback when I posted a picture on my Facebook.

Let’s try it on my bare lip (with minimal face makeup)

How to use

1) Before applying makeup, massage in an adequate amount of the 7 Seconds Speed White Cream to desired areas (face, neck, arms, legs, etc.).

2) To use the 7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tattoo, apply an even coat on the lips without going over the edges of your natural lip lines. 3) Let the lip tattoo dry for about 5-15 minutes, and be careful not to rub your lips or let anything touch them ! 4) After about 5-15 minutes, peel the lip tattoo from the outer edges of the lips to the inner edges. Peel off any excess lip tattoo and finish off the look with a clear gloss or lip balm for a natural look.

#Vita Fruits Peach

#Jewelry Pink

#Sexy Pink

Likes:-

  • long lasting color. It lasted me from morning till afternoon.
  • waterproof
  • doesn’t wear off or smudge. Save all the hassle to re-touch my lip after every meals.
  • cute design
  • love the colors

Dislikes:-

  • the waiting time to dry
  • not that moisturizing.

What’s your favorite pick? Mine would be ‘jewelry pink’, which suits all occasions.

Brand : SKIN FACTORY Volume : Lip Tint 15ml + White Cream 5ml All Skin Types Made in Korea

Price : RM59 RM49

Website : www.nattacosme.com

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Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

“You Look So Wonderful Just The Way You Are” by Klairs.

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A simple introduction about Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream or better known as BB Cream.

I have been using BB Cream over the normal foundation for several years. The Korean made a good line of BB Creams and its very popular among the Asians. I felt that BB Cream somehow more nutritious than the normal foundation which only serves as coverage.

The unboxing moment.

Thanks to Natta Cosme for sending this box of goodies and also allowing me to sample this new BB Cream.

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream’s design is simple, slim & sleek with a content of 40ml. Therefore it is easy to carry out. One thing that I would like to emphasize is that; Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream is an eco-friendly product. “No Animal Testing, Alcohol Free, No Paraben”.

Although it is a product of Korea, it also has English translation for better understanding. What I like most about this BB cream is the high SPF. Its an important component as we often expose to sunlight. This is something good about BB cream. Needless to apply/purchase an additional tube of sunblock.

The dispenser tip is small which allows you to control the flow. Natta Cosme suggested to apply BB cream with the assistance from Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Squeeze out a desired amount of BB Cream on Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Pat evenly on your face using Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff. (Apply after basic skincare routine.)

Alternatively, you can also follow the diaphragm above on how to use BB cream.

*Right, is after application*

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in 1 shade. One shade that fits naturally from dark skin tone to light skin tone. From the photo above, the BB cream blends very well, resulting in natural skin color.

Lets try it on my bare face. (pardon my non-makeup face =_=)

Could you see the difference? Although Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in one shade, but it fits my tanned complexion giving me the natural & glowy finish. I wouldn’t say it has ‘superb’ coverage…but it does give me an even skin tone and helps to cover certain spots.

Okay…lets finish up with the other side of face and wrap up with some powdering to give nice matte surface!

Design : √√√
Shade/Color : √√√√
Coverage : √√√√
Oil Control : √√√ (not really workable on my oily T-zone)
Overall : 3.5/5

mother2015Interested to try out Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream? You can make your purchase at www.nattacosme.com. Currently its priced at  RM71.20.

Product Review: SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask

Do you have large pores problem just like an orange skin? Awww…. don’t feel sad. Today I am going to share something to fix your problem. Something which able to minimizes the enlarged pores.

When I received a parcel from Natta, I got my lil helper to unbox it. *buat kecoh* LOL!

Attached with a small gift and and a handwritten greeting card.

This is the product that I’m sharing today.

SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask,
a product of Korea.

It comes in a tub size of 100ml. A lid to maintain the moisture content so that it will not dries up easily. For hygiene purposes, a spatula is also provided in every boxes. Using the provided spatula to scoop the sufficient amount to spread over your clean face.

How it smells?

Smells like fresh mud with hints of herbs.

How’s the texture?

Grainy & very cooling.

A gentle reminder to user before you use the mask. You will feel a sharp pain or tingling sensation the moment you spread the mask over your face. But the “pain” will gradually fade a few minutes later.

Above are the main ingredients used in this tub of mask and a diaphragm on how it works.

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A clay mask is a beauty product that is used to improve the look and health of the skin. The mask should completely cover the skin but should also not be too thick. This is because one of the key functions of the clay, which is to draw dirt and excess oil out of the pores, cannot be completed if the mask stays wet. If they layer of clay is too thick, it can take too long to dry.

When a clay mask is applied to the face, it should kept off of the skin around the eyes and mouth. This is because the skin in these areas is delicate and may become irritated by the clay. Once the clay has dried on the face, it should be washed away with warm water. Sometimes, when a clay mask is completely dry and ready to be removed, it looks as though it has become polka dotted, especially around the T-zone. These dots are actually little spots of oil that have been sucked out of the skin by the clay as it dried.

Spread the mask evenly on your clean face and leave for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water. Wipe the clay off with upward, sweeping motions. Remove any clay facial mask that remains with a washcloth and gently rub in circular motions. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the pores. Finish the facial with a toner and moisturizer

A note of reminder:- When you use a clay mask, don’t wait for it to reach the flaky stage before you start rinsing. Do the touch test: When you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in color) but it still feels a bit sticky, it’s time to wash. Reason is because There are three phases of a clay mask. There’s the damp phase where your skin drinks in the beneficial minerals from the outside. Then you have the start of the dry phase, which exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as the mask cools and contracts. But then there’s the dry phase, which draws out moisture from the surface of your skin, causing dehydration and irritation. Not only does skin then feel dry, tight, and sometimes itchy, but when you counteract it by slathering on extra face cream, you’re just smothering your freshly cleansed skin.

 *on 1st trial*
pores are slightly reduced on certain areas.
*on 2nd trial*
Noticed the more even skin tone and the red patches are less visible. It also dries up my ‘whiteheads’
Retail Price : RM71
Click HERE to make your purchase or view more about products from Skin & Lab.

Product Review : Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner

Women needs makeup to make them look outstanding, beautiful and confident! Apart from the basic foundation and blusher, what is the one beauty product that you think you MUST have?

For me it would be an eyeliner. Eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes. When one mentioned “I want to have alluring eyes!”…there’s where the eyeliner played the role. Because eye contact is important.

Let me prove it to you….

 Check the above comparison. So, you understand what I meant right?

 

Today, introducing you to this wallet friendly eyeliner.

Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner claimed to be Taiwan #1 Eye Liner Gel Pencil!

 Once again big thank to Natta Cosme for this awesome gift containing 4nos Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner of different shades. And a sharpener (will show you when to use it). Let me show you the awesome-ness of these eyeliners. 🙂

What’s your main concern or criteria when you choose an eyeliner?

Smudge free, waterproof and easy application are my main concerns. In our humid country…. we tend to sweat alot. Therefore smudge free and waterproof is important. I don’t want to look like a zombie after sweating. haha….

Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner comes in 4 shades.

All 4 shades matches our Asian complexion. For natural day look, I’ll choose brown (earth tone). While black I’ll keep for night or when I want to create a smokey eye.

Both Galaxy Black & Golden Brown has this shimmering effect.

Lets do a few test to prove that its smudge free and waterproof.

#test it under the running tap water. No fading

#rub the colors using my fingers. Color stays.

#removable using a makeup removal product

Above I was using Night Black.

Above I was using Choco Brown.

Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner is lightweight. The texture enables you to give a beautiful, neat and precise stroke.

Ops…what should I do when the eyeliner tip is blunt?

Use an eyeliner pencil sharpener to do the job. Turn the pencil at least one full cycle to ensure that you will have completely fresh eyeliner. #easy

Tip: Minimize the breakage of your eyeliner pencil by cooling it down prior to sharpening it. You can place your eyeliner pencil in the refrigerator or freezer for an hour, or you can simply store your eyeliner pencil in the refrigerator or freezer so it is always ready for sharpening when you are. If you ignore this step, you may find that your eyeliner pencil will break and crumble when you sharpen it.

I’ve found an eyeliner which gave me WOW and satisfaction. Despite the rich and long lasting color, its easy to remove using a makeup removal. No worries. For people who has oily eyelid…you’ll be happily owning this. Remember what I’ve mentioned earlier…its wallet friendly!! So, why not give it a try today? Trust me… it will not disappoint you.
Price : RM24.90

Product Review : Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera & Thayers Cucumber With Hazel with Aloe Vera

Have you heard of this phrase “you are what you eat”?

It means your health, looks, and well-being result from the kinds of food you consume.

Same goes to our skin. Our skin will look good if we take good care of it.

3 basic steps for facial skincare involves cleanse, tone and moisturize.

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Thank you Natta Cosme for sending me these 2 bottles of toner ‘Made in the USA with only American Ingredients‘ named Thayers.

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Thayers Rose Petal Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Made with rose-petal water, Vitamin E and proprietary Witch Hazel extract (derived from the bark). Witch Hazel helps to tighten pores, and to smooth and beautify skin without drying.

  • Gentle
  • Moisturizes
  • Vitamin E

Ingredients:
Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Rose), Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract.

Price : RM58 RM45

Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner

  • Gentle
  • Moisturizes
  • Cools

A natural gentle skin toner derived from a time honored Native-American formula. Now people with sensitive skin have an Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner, with a fresh cooling, fragrance-free Natural Aromatic Cucumber Extract. Thayers® developed this all-natural toner for healthy-looking skin, adding moisture while helping to protect the skin from airborne impurities, and as an alternative to drying astringents.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Hamamelis Virginiana (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract.

Price : RM58 RM45

2014-01-18_15.14.15Both having different scent and ability. Rose Petal acts as an antioxidant while cucumber has good cooling effect. Therefore I use cucumber for day, and rose for night. hehe…..

IMG_7632-001Why do you need a toner after cleansing your face?

It will get rid of any traces of cleanser remaining on your skin, temporarily shrink pores and may even give a moisturizing effect, depending on the ingredients in the toner.

Apply toner on a cotton pad or ball and just swipe all over your skin again paying special attention to areas such as the sides of your nose.

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Summary

– Huge content, 355ml…can last very long.

– Vintage like packaging.

– Clear, translucent water based toner, non-sticky.

– I am happy to see this sentence ‘Alcohol-Free Toner’ is printed on the bottle. Because I am quite concern about toner with alcohol content.

– Definitely love the natural and organic contents which doesn’t harm our skin.

– Probably because its formulated with aloe vera, therefore it works well in soothing and moisturizing. I noticed that my T-zone is less oily now.

My Dislike

– The leaking problem from the lid. Not advisable to place in your traveling bag. I transferred it to a spray bottle instead.


If you are interested to give this a try… do hoop over to NATTA cosme to make your purchase. You are entitle to get an instant rebate of RM10 with purchase of above RM100 by just keying in MEL2014 on ‘use coupon code’.

Product Review : CERRO QREEN Fashion Makeup Brush Set – Green ( 10 pcs )

YAY! Thank you Natta Cosme for giving this opportunity to review a nice set of make up brush!

The brushes are enclosed in this purely white color pouch alike an envelope. Its made of PU leather.

I like its sleek and elegant design. Moreover its handy and convenient for traveling purposes too.

Untie the string to discover these nicely arranged brushes. Each brush has its own purposes.

*trying to imitate a make up artist* I always envy as a make up artist, they usually own a bag/pouch filled with plenty of brushes meant for make up. Obviously I may not be familiar when it comes to that much of brushes.  But CERRO QREEN Fashion Makeup Brush Set – Green ( 10 pcs ) would certainly meets your needs for a basic make up. They are easily to be recognized too. What’s more is that, you can own this good quality brushes with an affordable price. (Will reveal the price at the bottom page)

The brush comes in duo-tone. The shape and size made it easy to handle.

Its also available in purple, black and yellow color.

1) Powder Brush
2) Blush Brush
3) Foundation Brush
4) Big Eyeshadow Brush
5) Eyelash Comb
6) Small Eyeshadow Brush
7) Eyebrow Brush
8) Eyeliner Brush
9) Fan Brush
10) Lip Brush
 

Okay…lets begin our make up with a clean and moisturized face…

Start with the Foundation Brush (3). Pump a small amount of foundation on your hand, the use this foundation brush as an applicator. Also able to blend well over your face.

Foundation Brush : Fiber
 Brush Length : 15cm
 Hair Length : 2.9cm

Next, I will go with loose powder. Using Powder Brush (1) as an applicator to create a matte look.

Powder Brush - Goat and Fiber
 Brush Length : 17cm
 Hair Length : 4.6cm

For a natural look, use neutral tones like earthy browns. Sweep across eyelids up to below brow bone using the Big Eyeshadow Brush(4) as a highlighter. Then use Small Eyeshadow Brush (6) to apply the darker shade of eyeshadow start at the outer corner of the eye and work the shadow along the crease and the edge of the lid.

Big Eye Shadow Brush - Horse Hair
 Brush Length : 15cm
 Hair Length : 2cm

Small Eye Shadow Brush - Horse Hair
 Brush Length : 5cm
 Hair Length : 0.9cm

I use the Fan Brush (9) to fan off excess powder and fallen eyeshadow.

Fan Brush - High Quality Goat Hair
 Brush Length : 16.8cm
 Hair Length : 3.3cm

Next, if you are using a cream eyeliner you’ll probably need the assistance of Eyeliner Brush (8) to draw a line along the lash line.

Eyeliner Brush - Fiber
 Brush Length : 13.5cm
 Hair Length : 0.6cm

For eyes part, after you are done with eyeshadow and eyeliner… you may need to apply mascara to make your eyes stand out. Using an Eyelash Comb (5) is to brush off clumps after you applied mascara. Ya…its like combing your eyelashes. 😉

Lash Comb - Nylon
 Brush Length : 15.5cm

Blush gives you a rosy glow. While smiling, apply blush using Blush Brush (2) to the apples of the cheeks and blend back toward the hairline. Make sure its spread evenly using the brush 🙂

Blush Brush - Goat Hair
 Brush Length : 16cm
 Hair Length : 3.4cm

For eyebrow, I preferred using dark brown color. Using a small angled Eyebrow Brush (7) , follow the shape of the eyebrow and fill it in to enhance your natural brow line.

Eyebrow Brush - Fiber
 Brush Length : 13.5cm
 Hair Length : 0.6cm

Lastly, not forgetting to add some color to your lip. The Lip Brush (10) – which look alike a piece of crayon is actually the casing for this brush. Using this lip brush to apply and blend the lip color evenly.

Lip Brush – Fiber
Brush Length : 9.5cm
Hair Length : 1cm

Each and every brushes are made of different materials. Fortunately it do not stinks unlike some brushes. I like that the bristles are soft yet dense. Overall I’m quite satisfied with this set of brush in terms of quality, design and value for money!

Retail Price : RM75.90 60.72

Click HERE to shop for CERRO QREEN brushes.

You are entitle to get an instant rebate of RM10 with purchase of above RM100 by just keying in MEL2014 on ‘use coupon code’.

That’s all for today. Have a nice day, peeps! 🙂

Product Review : Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream

Thank you Natta Cosme for introducing this all purpose skin cream to me! I was quite curious when I noticed the word ‘Magic’ printed on the packaging.

 

However I believed this must be something good and effective, by reading the numbers of positive reviews done by these celebrities. (refer attachments below)

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em_html_plugs.jpg (JPEG Image, 806 × 17575 pixels) - Mozilla Firefox 8292013 13954 PMThis Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream sounds pretty convincing isn’t it?

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, the People’s Choice, is a phenomenal healing balm with legendary powers due to its unique mixture of all natural ingredients derived only from living plants and organisms. Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream, The People’s Choice, has been on the market since August 1991 with a solid track record, a loyal word of mouth following, and twice the healing power for half the price of conventional skin creams.

IMG_7226Alright…let me briefly name the ingredients. Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream contains olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee propolis. Product of United States, a small compact container complete with natural ingredients, no additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals or parabens. All these ingredients have good moisturizing effect.

IMG_7224Some frequently asked questions that you may want to know. (source from http://www.egyptianmagic.com)

What can I use Egyptian Magic Skin Cream for?

The real question is, what can’t you use it for? We’ve been making Egyptian Magic for over twenty years, and our loyal customers keep surprising us with new creative uses. Egyptian Magic is one jar that contains a face cream, an eye gel, a hair masque, burn and wound relief, a baby cream, a shaving balm and anything else you can think of! We’ve even heard from veterinarians who use it on horses after surgery. If you think you’ve got a unique use, head over to our facebook or twitter and let everyone know about it!

How should I apply Egyptian Magic?

Because Egyptian Magic is a solidified, oil-based product, you will see the best results if you soften it by warming it up before applying it. Take a small amount and rub it in your hands until it softens and turns into oil, then gently apply to your skin. A little Egyptian Magic goes a long way. If you are applying to your hair, warm it up and then gently rub it into the ends of your hair. You can also apply it to your hair and scalp as a hair mask. Just let it sit for an hour or more, and then wash it out with shampoo. Dab it on your face to highlight your cheekbones with a natural glow, or apply under your eyes to help with dark circles and dehydrated tissue. Gently apply over wet skin after a shower or bath for all-over hydration.

Is Egyptian Magic safe to use on my baby?

Egyptian Magic is completely safe to use on babies and infants. We’ve heard from mothers who use Egyptian Magic for diaper rash, stretch marks, and cracked nipples. However, as with any skin care product, please consult your pediatrician before use.

I’ve heard that Egyptian Magic can treat eczema? Is that true?

Every day, we hear from customers who seen incredible results using Egyptian Magic on their eczema, psoriasis and other skin ailments. Egyptian Magic is not a medicine and we make no medical claims for the product. But we encourage you to read some of the testimonials on our website. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee so you can try Egyptian Magic risk free and see how it works for you.

Does Egyptian Magic work on acne?

There is a lot of debate about whether to use oil-based or oil-free products on acne. A popular belief is that using oil-based products on your skin causes your body to stop producing oils, and results in smooth, clear skin. The testimonials from our customers indicate that Egyptian Magic is very effective in treating acne and some acne scarring, but we do not claim that Egyptian Magic is a treatment for acne.

 

IMG_7230Do you know Vaseline?? The smell and texture is nearly similar. Because its fragrance free, so do not expect it to have any fruity or rosy smell. LOL! Its also abit greasy, that is why it works well as a moisturizing cream.

I’ve tested and also witness the result on me during this few situations.

Situation 1 : When I was cooking or precisely frying; some hot oil accidentally pop on my hand. Not alot, but it turned red. Without hesitation, I quickly applied a small amount of Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream. Surprisingly it soothes the pain. I continue applying it for few rounds, it recovers the following day.

Situation 2 : My toe nails look so dry and unhealthy. So I tried applying a layer of Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream on my toe nails. The next day, my toe nails look revive.

Situation 3 : I started to use Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream as my night cream after my face cleansing. I took a small amount and rub on my palms before patting it on my face. I woke up the next morning looking radiant and my face looks less dull. It really works better than some of my facial mask.

Magic CreamOther than that; it can also use as make up remover. I tested using a waterproof eyeliner. Swipe a small amount of Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream on to that particular area. I use a  piece of facial cotton to gently wipe off.

I would say this multipurpose cream is really good especially when you are traveling. It works like a first aid cream. All in one. As sunscreen, moisturizer, healing balm also as make up remover. Of course these are for external use only!! Now I’ll make sure I have this on hand when I travel. Next; I’m gonna try it for stretch marks 😉

Product Price : RM79.90 (59ml)

Are you feeling anticipated to try out this cream? Well, Natta Cosme is now giving out 2 trial pack (2x3ml sachet) inclusive of postage to the first 10 readers who successfully completed this form http://www.nattacosme.com/2013-Giveaway-Event. Simply key in  Melissa’s EMC sachet give away on the first question. The rest are followed by your personal details.

 

 

Product Review : NARUKO NRK Cat Eyes Mask Set

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When I have eye bags, panda eyes (dark eye circle) due to lack of sleep or often sleep late, I know its time to do something with my eyes. Other than paying attention to our face most of the time… sometimes we may have neglected our eyes. Alright…its never too late do work on it.

When age comes into consideration, fine lines and anti-aging does matters.

Naruko Eye Mask

Very cute packaging.

Naruko Vitamin K Up-All-Night Eye Mask improves dark circles and eye circulation while providing long-lasting moisture.  The fragile capillaries surrounding the eye area often allow blood to leak into the skin, which causes under-eye circles. The use of Vitamin K puts an end to this seepage by controlling blood clotting. Plus it helps to lighten melanin that makes circles appear more prominent.

2013-05-08 23.57.32Thin and cotton like sheet mask for both eyes. The eye sheet mask is soaking wet with transparent essence. Its not sticky. While the extra essence which left in the sachet…I use it to apply over my elbows and knees. No wastage. 😉

2013-07-019Kindly read the instruction at the back of the sachet. It will be so uncool if you place the eye mask on the wrong direction. LOL! Because the mask was so wet….it kinda slip down slightly below my eyes.

Directions: After cleansing, apply eye mask with the pointy side placed near the inner corner of the eyes. Smooth evenly and wait for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and continue with usual skincare routine.

Benefits:

  • Whitens
  • Brightens
  • Increases Circulation
  • Moisturizes

Verdict : No irritation. No strong fragrance smell. Which is a good thing. Cos I really hate mask with strong fragrance smell. However other than feeling hydrated and moisturized, it doesn’t show much improvement on my dark eye circle during first usage. (Maybe my dark eye circle was quite bad T_T).

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Purrrr….really cute packaging too.

Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask fortifies the elasticity and firmness of the eye area while helping to diminish fine lines. This eye mask was formulated to naturally plump out existing wrinkles and prevent new ones with the use of peptides. Peptides have the ability to stimulate collagen production, thus creating a firmer and more rejuvenated appearance.

2013-07-08 22.31.24Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask comes with ear loop. Its much secure and firm having ear loop. Just like a hanger. And now…do I look like a catwoman? hehe…. Erm..pls. don’t tell me you sees Ninja Turtle in me. tsk….

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Directions: After cleansing, secure ear loop of eye mask behind ears. Then smooth mask evenly around eyes and wait for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and continue with usual skincare routine.

Benefits:

  • Anti-Wrinkle
  • Increases Elastin
  • Firms
  • Rejuvenates

Verdict : No irritation. No strong fragrance smell too. Which is a good thing. I somehow felt Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask works on me. Leaving me with firmer and brighter eye. Because of its design… it not just nourishes my under eye but also my upper eye as well.

My advise: Please use it regularly in order to maintain the good skin. Same goes to everything..If you find it workable and suits you, its better to use them consistently to see a better effect.

Naruko Cat Eyes Mask Set consists of (1x) Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask and (1x) Naruko Vitamin K Up-All-Night Eye Mask are now priced at RM6.50 (limited time offer)

**Reviews are based on individual thoughts and observation**

Good news for YOU readers. For every purchase above RM50 from NattaCosme, you may enjoy rebate of RM5. Simply key in MEL55 on the ‘use coupon code’ for the instant rebate.