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Friday, 15 September 2017

The Most ICONIC Launch of 2017 goes to ... Fenty Beauty by Rihanna!

Friday, 15 September 2017

I think this has got to be the smartest thing a beauty brand did for a global launch - the very same time, same date launch for all 17 countries (including Malaysia and Singapore, YAY)!!! I WAS ECSTATIC TO SEE MALAYSIA ON THE MAP, because our neighbouring countries such as Philippines and Indonesia might need to wait a little longer for Fenty Beauty to reach their shores.
Usually Malaysia would need to wait for about 1 to 2 years after the initial launch, but NOW WE DO NOT NEED TO WAIT LIKE THAT ANYMORE YASSSSSSSSSSS!!

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free and is made under KENDO BEAUTY, the same group which manufactures beauty brands such as Marc Jacobs Beauty and Kat Von D Beauty.

This beauty line is created for EVERY SINGLE PERSON in mind by the Creator Queen herself. Rihanna made sure that all the not-so-popular skin shades are included in her beauty line to reflect diversity. If you have not heard, there are a WHOPPING TOTAL OF 40 FOUNDATION SHADES in the launch collection!

TBH, it was hard to determine my own shade if I tried to test them all, so the best thing I did was to get a Beauty Advisor to colour match my skin. According to my BA, she recommended me to try 130 Light Warm or 160 Light Warm Peach. I'd say I'm closer to 160 when I swatched it in the store. I've read online that the foundation DOES OXIDIZE after awhile so I'd advise you to try on the foundation in store before buying blindly, in case another shade matches you better.

I'd personally say the quality is more similar to Kat Von D (mid end) compared to Marc Jacobs (high end), so be prepared to spend a bomb at your local Sephora stores! 

Before the launch event, I noticed that special yellow sparkly highlight that everyone was sporting in the Fenty Beauty teaser video, and their lips look the same in the very same nude illuminating glossy shade! Thus when it was revealed during the launch that those were (1) Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife and (2) Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer, I knew I had to get my hands on them both!

Thankfully for me, I managed to get the Gloss Bomb in my PR Kit!!!
๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ  ๐Ÿ˜ญ
* tears of joy *

I kinda put Trophy Wife on hold because I already have so many highlighters at home that would last me a lifetime and I reasoned to myself that if I still couldn't stop thinking about it, I would get it the next time I step into Sephora, since all Sephora stores carry Fenty Beauty and even online.

So here's a post, sharing all the Fenty Beauty products I got during the launch --

Look away if you're trying to save up money!






Rihanna believes that being photo-ready means being shine-free, which is why she blots on the fly as the final step to the Fenty Face. This universal blotting powder contains an exclusive pore-diffusing complex that absorbs shine and gives you a natural matte refresh for an instantly filtered look. Invisimatte’s translucent powder is completely traceless against all skin tones and won’t cake, creep into pores or fine lines, or disturb makeup.

Artistry Pro Tip:
Do like Rihanna and blot before and after applying foundation, and throughout the day, to help your makeup last longer.

Light up where you want, when you want. These weightless, longwear cream-power hybrid highlighters range from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged in solos and expertly paired duos, for all skin tones. Unlike your everyday highlighter, Killawatt keeps skin lit beyond sun-down with its unique formula that melts into the skin with almost zero effort and is packed with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture. Each duo features a subtle sheen on the left (perfect for day) and a more intense shimmer on the right (killer for night).

Artistry Pro Tip:
Apply to face, eyes, lips, collarbone for an all-over glow.

#3 Match Stix Trio - 300 Tan (Truffle, Caramel, Rum), 7.1g x 3 for RM230 / sold separately 7.1g for RM105

Take your complexion to the next level without the guesswork with our pre-bundled sets that make it easy to conceal, contour, and highlight. These light-as-air makeup sticks are expertly curated – and magnetize together – so you’re always ready for anything. Each set comes with two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks (conceal, contour) and one Shimmer Skinstick (highlight) so that you have all your complexion essentials in one portable package.

Artistry Pro Tip:
Use your fingers to warm the product on the back of your hand before tapping onto the skin. To create a soft matte base, swipe onto skin and blend with fingers or Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150.

#4 Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - Fenty Glow, 10ml for RM90

This gotta-have-it lip gloss offers addictive shine and nourishing wear as the ultimate finishing touch – in one universal rose nude shade hand-picked by Rihanna herself. (We’re talking the unicorn of nudes that looks good on everyone). With one luscious swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand, its conditioning shea butter-enriched formula makes lips look instantly fuller and smoother, and it has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.

Artistry Pro Tip:
Wear it alone or layer over lipstick.

See that yellow blinding highlighter on RiRi's cheekbones? That's Trophy Wife for you!

Btw, there was NO SUCH INFO available online or anywhere else before the launch event.
Everyone involved were so good at keeping their LIPS SEALED prior to the launch and I remember seeing about 23k+ followers on Fenty Beauty's Instagram Page the day before its official launch.

Now fast forward to ONE WEEK LATER, the Instagram account has a mindblowing
I've never seen such a crazy record-breaking chart for an Instagram account, ever.


Thankfully for us Malaysians, Fenty Beauty is available at
YES, you read that right.
Also, the entire 91 SKUs of Fenty Beauty collection is available online at and the Sephora smartphone app. 

It definitely is a good time to be in Malaysia right now.

Murad City Screen Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen

I've used Murad products and I particularly like using the Invisiblur as a sunscreen and makeup primer. Though it is pricey, I can attest that it is worth every penny because Murad is well-known to deliver great results overtime.

So when the opportunity came to review the new City Screen Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen, I was naturally delighted! This sunscreen comes in SPF 50 PA ++++ which is quite common in a sunscreen for tropical climates such as Malaysia.

As you might already know, sunscreen is a vital part for keeping your skin youthful as the sun causes a lot of unwarranted damage to the skin. Thus it is the most important last step of every morning skincare routine, especially before leaving the house.

Aside from protecting the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun, this sunscreen is also made for office people in mind, those who do not face the sun directly but computer screens for long hours on a daily basis. It's made with Environment Protection Technology that shield the skin from 5 main causes of skin aging: 

  • Blue Light from devices
  • Pollution
  • Infrared Radiation
  • UVA
  • UVB

This lightweight formula works well on all skin tones and absorbs quickly into the skin with no ashy residue unlike other mineral sunscreens. I've tried the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection for Sensitive Skin, and it left an unsightly white cast on me, which I did not like at all. I like this Murad one because it leaves a luminous, pearlized finish which works well under makeup or worn alone.
No ghostly white cast when I'm not wearing any makeup!

The sunscreen liquid comes in a soft peach tint infused with Vitamin C to help brighten skin, even skin tone, and correct sun damage. What's great about this mineral sunscreen is its ingredients are safe for sensitive skin and the formula is fragrance free. This product is also safe to be used around the eye area.

So far, I'm liking this sunscreen a lot as it doesn't break my dry sensitive skin out nor does it leave a white cast behind. I do not find this sunscreen greasy either, which is great!

If you're interested to know, here's the ingredients list -

Titanium Dioxide 2.7%, Zinc Oxide 10.0%

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

Murad City Screen Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen retails at RM298 online or you can also get them physically at Murad counters and stores.

Althea's Debuts Its Own Makeup Line with ... Petal Velvet Powder!

Althea Petal Velvet Powder have been making quite a few rounds on Instagram lately, especially by beauty enthusiasts from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and even the USA!

If you haven't seen or heard about this face powder, it's the FIRST EVER product produced by ALTHEA, a website that is focused on bringing Korean beauty products to the world! 

This debuting beauty is a translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. Keep your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine-free!

  • Lightweight
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Sebum control
  • Natural ingredients
  • Cruelty free
  • Translucent
  • Anti-aging properties
  • With sun protection


๐ŸŒธ  Product & Packaging ๐ŸŒธ
When I first received the package, I thought to myself "This is such a compact face powder, which is reminiscence of Innisfree's No Sebum Mineral Powder. The Althea's size of 3g is the exact same like Innisfree's Birthday edition 3g (Innisfree's regular one is 5g). However Althea's powder is slimmer in height, which makes it less bulky. Since the packaging is compact, it really is convenient to throw this into my handbag to dust my nose throughout the day.

It's matte baby pink cover and smooth transparent bottom jar is made of sturdy plastic but it doesn't feel too fragile. Personally I love the colour pink, so this is a WIN for me; it is also a true representation of Althea's iconic pink website and packages. This product comes with a 13mm thick, soft white puff with a loop for your fingers. TBH, I do not use loose powder puffs as I believe using loose powder with brushes for that airbrushed look.

The website states that the powder is measured 10ยตm (micrometres), which means the powder itself is superfine and is lightweight. Because of its tiny size, it fits into the pores easily and blurs imperfections like a gem.

๐ŸŒธ  Ingredients  ๐ŸŒธ
Coincidently, the Althea flower is the main ingredient used to make this powder!
(Talk about an iconic debut product from the brand!)
The flower has natural antioxidants that protect the skin's barrier from dehydration by increasing moisture levels.

Polyphenols acts as a form of sun protection by protecting the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Saponarin helps to repair damaged skin cells and restores elasticity to premature aging skin.

100% pure silica to blur pores and create a velvety smooth finish!

๐ŸŒธ  Scent ๐ŸŒธ
Scent wise, Althea's Petal Velvet Powder has a faint citrus scent. It doesn't bother me much though I have sensitive skin.

๐ŸŒธ  Coverage ๐ŸŒธ
Since the powder is translucent and very fine, it really does ease the application onto the skin. Just a tiny bit of this and you will see that any reflective shine is GONE!

 I use this powder around my T-zone areas (foreheads, nose, chin) and it's NOT meant to be used as a under eye baking powder because of its silica properties (silica is known to set off flashbacks in flash photography, see pics here).
The trick to using 100% silica powders (like the Make Up For Ever HD Loose Powder) is to USE IT SPARINGLY. Also you can check your makeup with snapping a photo with flash on, before stepping out the door to avoid this beauty faux pas.

๐ŸŒธ  Longevity ๐ŸŒธ
I'm glad to say that I did not find any caking by the end of the day. It extended the wear time of my foundation and my makeup didn't fade as much as it would without using a loose powder.
Thus this definitely does as what it claims!

๐ŸŒธ  Value for Money ๐ŸŒธ
Priced at RM16 for 3g, thus making it RM5.33 per gram.
If used everyday, I believe this will last around a month or so. Remember to go light handed with this!

๐Ÿค”  ๐Ÿค”   ๐Ÿค”
I really appreciate Althea making an effort to create quality products at a fraction cost, but I think I would like to have a powder that can be used to also bake the under eyes. Personally I do not have oily skin thus oil-control is not a huge concern of mine.

Who will like this?
People with oily skin who like to keep shine at bay.
Retouching is easy and the size of the powder is convenient for travels.

Maybe not because I'd prefer a multi-purpose powder that can be used for baking too!

You can buy the Althea Petal Velvet Powder here or follow Althea online for the latest in Kbeauty world!

Althea Facebook Althea Malaysia
Althea Instagram @altheakorea

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A Healthy Home Starts with Diamond Coral Alkaline Water

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Hello readers!

Today I'll be writing something important that we need in our everyday lives!
As you can tell from the blog title, I'll be sharing with you about my experience with

It has been exactly ONE FULL YEAR since I installed Diamond Coral into my home.
So you can trust that I have been using water from this filter long enough to give a thorough and detailed review!

A little background:
Health scientists found that most of the common health problems are the consequences of acidic physique, natural alkaline water provides alkaline minerals that fit our body needs and thus reduce health problems caused by acidic physique.

Here's the recommended daily water intake --
Adults should drink about 2.5-3 liters (about 8-10 cups daily)
Children should drink about 1-1.5 liters (about 3-5 cups daily)
of water respectively.

Today I'll jump straight right in on the differences I observed in myself and my family members after consuming Diamond Coral alkaline water on a daily basis for a year.

  • As I have a serious problem of constipation, I realized my stool has become softer and I do not suffer constipation as often any longer.
  • My skin is noticeably clearer, softer and more radiant.

  • My boyfriend uses Diamond water spray on his palms to calm an eczema rash and it healed quickly!
  • He also uses the spray on his face and has lesser breakouts.
  • My mom claims that she feels healthier and more energetic. She also claims that her skin is more hydrated and clearer compared to last time.
  • Our pets' fur is growing thicker and healthier.

  • Brewing tea using Diamond Coral water is tastier.
  • Fish has less foul smell after rinsing.


Here's what the inside of the water filter looks like -- it has 6 separate filters for specific function.

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

So to maintain it, I only need to remove Filter A (as labelled) and wash it using a provided scrub gently. Using soap is prohibited because it will alter the filter's properties thus spoiling it.


The company also provided me with a portable Diamond Miracle water spray, filled with small ceramic balls -- how thoughtful! Since I am such a beauty junkie, this really maximizes the usage of my newly installed alkaline water!

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

Diamond Coral Alkaline Water Filter Malaysia

Diamond Miracle Spray is made to balance skin hydration (outer layers of skin). It helps to maintain makeup and offers constant freshness and purity. This is great especially for touch ups throughout the day and while travelling long haul flights!

If you must know, the ceramic balls can be reused. They only need to be rinsed with hot water once a year to maintain its high performance.


If you are looking a superior water filter for your home,
you can try Diamond Coral for FREE for the first 60 DAYS
You could copy and paste my blog URL as an Introducer when redeeming your free trial

This blogpost is brought to you by Diamond Coral Malaysia. However, thoughts and opinions expressed are truly my own.

Friday, 8 September 2017

I visited Plaza Batai recently and checked out The Life Clinic which does Aesthetics & Laser!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Plaza Batai is located in an upscale neighbourhood which has a stretch of modern and chic shop lots to boot. If you ever want to be transported to a "global village" in Malaysia, this place is one of them as most of the people staying nearby are international expats and working class adults. There is a variety of local conveniences situated here and The Life Clinic is one of them!

Located on the upstairs of Ben's Independent Grocer, The Life Clinic is an aesthetics clinic which provides services including laser hair removal, body contouring and cellulite and scar removal.

The exterior of the clinic is pretty fancy, it's a full wall of striking purple with huge fonts bearing its name with a glass door next to it as the entrance. I noticed that Prestij Perdana Dental sign is also on the entrance, which means this place also offers dental services. And just right beside The Life Clinic, there is a hair salon / manicure place called Simpli Dry, which is great if you're in for that ONE-STOP place experience!

The walls of the clinic is bright white while the floor is covered with wooden tiles. There is a purple carpet and a vase of purple orchid flowers at the waiting area, to stay true to the clinic's colour scheme. There were also colourful throw pillows which added some spunk to the area!

The clinic has 3 treatment rooms and 1 room for consultation. The owner, Dr Serina Abdul Latif (as pictured above) is the one and only practising doctor of this clinic. My first impression of her was that she's quite a soft spoken lady with great tanned skin. I learnt that she was trained in London and is well versed in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine.

I explained to her that I was keen on getting my thighs' circumference reduced as I have thunder thighs for as long as I can remember. She immediately recommended me to try a thigh reduction treatment with Exilis Elite, a machine that would be used to massage around both thigh areas for about 1.5 hours with no downtime. She explained that it would usually require about 3-6 sessions to see visible improvements.

Not wanting to wait any longer to experience slimmer thighs, I immediately agreed and said yes to go ahead with the treatment!
I will be sharing with you more on my thigh reduction treatment sessions using Exilis Elite in my upcoming posts. I can't wait to share with you my expectations and results!
* Stay tuned for my upcoming posts *


In the meantime, you may check out more on The Life Clinic on their social media here -
Facebook The Life Clinic
Instagram @thelifeclinic

Lot 6-2A, Plaza Batai, Jalan Batai
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
(right above Ben's Independent Grocer)

+603 2856 9292 / +6014 699 1018


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