Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Friday, March 30, 2018

Review & Swatch of Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick







I was sent a couple of new Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick range to try. As a lipstick hoarder, I am definitely excited because I have been trying out a couple of their products in the past and so far they are to my liking!

Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick comes in black sturdy luxury looking packing.

I like the clear top window on the lipstick case making my life easier by looking at the shades at a snap rather than opening one by one to pick the colour, whether it’s in a cluttered handbag or makeup drawer. 

Although this is a gel semi shine lipstick, this product promises to deliver full-coverage to your lips by having gel microsphere technology which can offer rich, stay-true colour that delivers long-lasting wear – without leaving lips looking or feeling dry. 

What so unique about this Ultrafine silica microspheres technology is that it will lock in the lipstick colour on the lips making it more long lasting. Yet it’s in lightweight gel formula that glides on smoothly and cushions lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple with ingredients such as sunflower seed oil and jojoba butter, to help condition lips while. In essence this Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick delivers long-lasting wear without drying lips.
I was given 3 different Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick shades to try

Here are how the swatches look like with just 1 swipe, the colour payoff is highly pigmented. Here I will try out one by one the colour to show how it appear on my lip.

Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick in Luminous Lilac shade is a very shimmery lilac pink purplish that leaves my lips pop with luminous shine. The lightweight gel formula lipstick glides on smoothly and cushions lips, leaving my lips feeling soft and supple.

And this shade is a sweet shade to brighten up my look!

Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick in Mod Pink shade although the name has the word pink but the shade is more towards coral-ish pink colour.

This is a great subtle shade for everyday look and this is the shade that will suits for all skin tone for all occasions.

Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick in Scarlet Red is my favourite shade of all. Although the red shade looks darker on tube, upon application this shade reveals a beautiful bloody red shade. What I like about this lipstick is that it gives a really intense colour payoff, the full coverage finishing has a long lasting effect that don’t dry up my lips.

Red is love! Red is bold!
This is the perfect must haves lip colour to steal the limelight at the event you are attending.


And I would highly recommend you to try Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick if you are:-

  • craving for an intense, long-lasting lip color. 
  • prefer full coverage lipstick that won’t leave your lips looking or feeling dry

Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick is sold at RM 55 each and for more details contact Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant today 03-77117500. 

Alternatively to find out more, you can visit 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Simple Beauty Massage Technique with Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Serum in Oil

As you might know I have been using Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range for a while now and I have review this in my earlier blogpost. Today I would like to show a simple beauty face massage technique. I have learned to lift up the 5 key facial sagging areas. Instead of using a random massage cream, I’m using the Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Serum in Oil as the texture is perfect for a massage.

I love doing this massage because it’s really easy to do during my daily night time skincare routine. I feel the massage is really therapeutic and helps me to relax while leaving my skin feeling soft & supple until morning!

Watch my Beauty Massage Technique with Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Serum in Oil

STEP 1

Take a few drops of Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Serum in Oil and rub it with your both palm to warm it up. This is to ensure better absorption on the skin.

STEP 2 

Gently massage the skin on your neck, lifting it by sliding your fingertips towards the front of your ears, with your palm on the jaw. Repeat three times.

STEP 3

Then, use your fingertips to gently lift skin from chin and jawline towards the ears, and press the skin gently for three seconds. Repeat three times.

STEP 4


Massage in upward motion using middle and ring fingers from the corners of the mouth towards the ears. At the end of the motion, press gently on skin for three seconds. Repeat movement three times.

STEP 5


Using the middle and ring fingertips, lift the skin from bottom of your nose towards the top part of your ears and press gently on the skin for three seconds. Repeat three times.

STEP 6


Gently move the same two fingers from one end of the eyes towards the temples and press them down at the temples for three seconds every time. Repeat three times.

STEP 7


Apply pressure on area between brows with both thumbs for three seconds and move the thumbs upwards to the forehead. Repeat three times.

STEP 8


Move fingers from the brow area upwards towards the forehead. Repeat three times.


I also like the fact that my skin is not oily after the massage. So there you have it, a simple 7 step massage that is able to lift up 5 key facial sagging areas! Highly recommending you guys to try this Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Serum in Oil today to feel the difference!

For a more detail review of this  Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range, please visit 

For more information about Eucerin, log on to www.eucerin.my or www.facebook.com/EucerinMY

Friday, December 8, 2017

Starting my anti skin aging journey with Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range

When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, "What will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?" Here's what she said to me "Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see. Que sera, sera. What will be, will be". 

For the first 20 over years of my life, I was never really worried about looking old because all I was worried about back then was how to have fun, my study, my friends. However this changed slowly when I hit my 20s… fine lines begun appearing around my eyes and forehead… Then in my 30s, fine lines become more pronounced, I started to get duller skin, my skin feels drier, pores getting larger and there’s hyperpigmentation too. Over time, wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of elasticity become noticeable if we don’t take care of our skin properly from young.

Our skin ages for a variety of different reasons. While many of the causes of skin ageing are entirely natural and cannot be altered, there are, however, several factors that can cause skin to age prematurely, and these can be influenced. A holistic approach to lifestyle and skincare can help to reduce the visible signs of skin ageing and prevent premature skin ageing. Understanding the way that internal and external factors affect the skin’s structure and function can help to inform choices about treatment and care. 

To be honest, I started taking care of my skin when from my mid 20s (I never really put on sunblock when I was in high school!). I remembered I woke up one fine day and saw there are fine lines at my eyes & laughing lines and I totally freak out...hence I start googling for solution. How I wish I have learnt how to prevent premature skin aging. And back then internet is a luxury for us and today all these information was available at a click of your finger. 

As your body ages, you can expect gradual changes, at your body's own pace. Although how our body ages largely depend on our family (genetic) patterns of aging. There is an external factor i.e our lifestyle choices that have a more powerful impact on how well your body ages as well. Fortunately, we can control your lifestyle choices. A healthy lifestyle may slow many of these normal effects of aging. Skin. With age, the skin becomes less elastic and more lined and wrinkled. Fingernail growth also slows. The oil glands gradually produce less oil, making the skin drier than before. While we can slow skin-aging naturally by protecting the skin from the sun with sunscreen, avoid air pollution area and have a healthier lifestyle habits such as exercise, and healthy food intake, it’s important to use the right anti aging skincare to help to prevent and treat all signs of ageing such as sagging skin

And recently I was given a whole set of Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range to try. This range is inspired by exclusive and unmatched anti-aging innovation (with clinical proof) to strengthen skin’s elasticity for firmer, fresher, and more radiant skin.

In case you didn’t know Eucerin is a German skincare brand that has more than 100 years of expertise in the science of skincare. Since its launch, the brand has been leading innovation in the science of skincare. Eucerin is now one of the world’s most trusted dermo-cosmetic brands, endorsed and recommended by dermatologists and pharmacists to help keep skin healthy and beautiful. I read that this brand is committed to research, development and testing to deliver innovative and effective products for the face and body i.e it’s the only brand that stands for MEDICAL SKIN SCIENCE THAT SHOWS.

Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range is designed to lift skin in these five (5) key areas: 
  1. Forehead
  2. Expression lines (crow’s feet) 
  3. Cheekbones 
  4. Jawline
  5. Neckline 
The key ingredients in this range that helps boost elasticity and improve skin radiance are: - 
  • Hyaluronic acid – boosts skin hydration and plumps up wrinkles 
  • Burdock plant extract – improves skin elasticity and firmness 
  • Lady thistle plant extract – improves skin radiance
This is the latest series to Eucerin’s family of Hyaluron-Filler range, Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range consists of Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream. And these are the recommended retail pricing for each product 

Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Eye Care - RM169 
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Facial Oil (Serum) - RM269 
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream - RM229 
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Night Cream - RM239

In a study conducted by Spincontrol Asia, August – November 2016, more than 97% of women felt that their skin elasticity improved and their skin felt smoother as well after using Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity. This is amazing, don’t you think? I am excited to try these products out soon myself and share my review with you guys here. Please stay tune!




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review : Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme and Limited Edition Sweet Violet and Grapefruit Mist


I got this product in late October and I thought it was the right time to try since I just came back from my holiday and I think my skin feel dehydrated & look dull due to the constant exposure under the sun & dirt exposure. I embarked on the Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme a new two-step treatment works with the skin’s natural renewal cycle to deeply replenish and restore radiance.  This range is specially formulated with botanical concentrates that are designed to help to revitalise your skin and leaving it looking luminous. 

It's the perfect 28 days program that you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine anytime to rejuvenate tired or dull skin, preparing your skin for a special event, or whenever your skin needs an intensive radiance boost.

Inside this Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme has two tubes which are known as Step 1 and Step 2.

Why 28 days if you asked? It's because our skin renews itself every 28 days, sloughing off old dead skin cells and replacing them with fresh new ones—but only if we practice good skin care. This great skin care routine locks in moisture, keeps chemicals out and gives skin the proper nourishment to help you to look better in 28 days or less. However there are some factors which will slow down the natural renewal process - the sun, hormones, pollution and other external aggressors and they leave the skin feeling dry and looking dull and tired. Hence the Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 days Programme works with skin’s natural renewal cycle to restore radiance over two steps.

The instruction is to use Step 1 for the first 2 weeks (i.e 14 days) and Step 2 for the remaining 14 days of  the programme.


Step 1 of Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme

This cream is really lightweight and antioxidant-rich lotion gently exfoliates to help even skin tone and texture, and assist with the renewal of your skin. This lotion is to be applied after serum and before moisturiser and all you need to use a small pearl-sized amount which I warmed between my fingers and then gently pressed onto my skin, down my neck and onto my decolletage. There are three key ingredients in this product

Spilanthes: Grown, harvested and extracted at our Jurlique Farm in the pure Adelaide Hills, this helps tone and purify the skin. 

Kakadu Plum: As the world’s richest natural source of Vitamin C, this powerful Australian super-fruit extract helps improve skin tone and radiance, and helps reduce the appearance of discolouration. 

Willow Bark: The natural exfoliating properties of this concentrated botanical extract help improve the skin’s tone, texture and appearance. 


Step 2 of Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme
This cream is more creamy compared to the previous one. This cream is designed to smooth, protects and deeply replenishes for optimum vitality for the final 14 days of the programme. There are also three key ingredients in this product

Echinacea: This pure botanical extract from our Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills helps soothe and restore your skin, and protect it from environmental aggressors. 

Kakadu Plum: Just like in Step 1, this Vitamin C-rich extract of the powerful Australian super-fruit helps renew skin luminosity and restore radiance. 

Peach Leaf: This concentrated botanical extract helps revitalise and soften skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration, and restore radiance.
 
And to boost penetration of the product I'm using my Philips Visa Boost to massage my face after each application. 

After using Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme for 4 weeks I feel my skin was softer, hydrated and overall complexion has evened & brighten. I used to have some white heads due to stubborn congestion around my nose and chin and after I have gone through this programme I think it's pretty much gone. Honestly this programme is so easy & simple to use because I could just incorporate into my daily skincare routine. As this is a booster program you can't use it daily but you can use it whenever your skin needs an intensive radiance boost. Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme is currently at RM450 for 2 x 20ml at all Jurlique stores.

And in conjunction with the Christmas seasons, Jurlique has launched a NEW Limited Edition Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydration Mist. Love how this bottle comes in beautiful violet glass bottle, very sturdy. This new mist is infused with all-new blend of Sweet Violet, Grapefruit and concentrated natural antioxidants. Together they help improve skin’s moisture levels as its uplifting scent refreshes the senses leaving you feeling calm, refreshed and ready to spread the joy over the coming Christmas season.

I read that Sweet Violet has been used since Ancient Greek times to calm tempers, promote relaxation, and awaken feelings of love. While the scent of Grapefruit helps energize and invigorate the senses. It’s the perfect blend for bringing the joy back to this very special time of year.

Steps to use : Lightly mist onto face, or mist into hands and gently press onto the skin. Use twice a day following cleansing or any time skin feels dehydrated.

The first time I used this Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydration Mist I do think it was a little bit too sweet for me and after a while I kind like the sweet fruity scent as it was really refreshing and uplifting. I rotate this between my Rosewater Balancing Mist depending on my mood. I usually keep a bottle of Jurlique mist on my bedside table and working table so that I can quickly give a hydration & refresh booster anytime I need it. Try it out today :) Jurlique Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydration Mist is currently at RM147 for 100 ml at all Jurlique stores.


For more information about Jurlique, please visit
www.jurlique.com
https://www.facebook.com/jurlique.my

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Review : Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence Sunscreen

Two weeks ago I was doing solo backpacking in Thailand on my birthday! On this picture I was taking train on Death Railway in Kanchanaburi! 


One of my must bring product for my travel is sunscreen. I can't live without them.


Over the past few weeks I have met some girls that have really nice makeup and they told me they do not use sunscreen/sunblock. And when I asked why they said oh I'm just lazy. I was extremely shock when I heard this because looking at her makeup finishing definitely took her lots of effort. 

And no matter what the weather outside, be it rain or shine I apply my sunblock every single day without fail. I can go out without makeup and never without sunblock. The main benefit of sunscreen is that it acts as a protection against the harmful UV rays which penetrates your skin every time it is exposed to the sun. It also helps to protect your skin from developing signs of aging (yes UV rays can cause your skin to age!) and helps to prevent dark spots, dullness on your skin & uneven skin tone.

I believe one of the main reasons why people do not like to use sunscreen because it cause the skin feeling sticky, heavy, oily & uncomfortable. Hence I strongly suggest you to pick the right sunscreen for yourself and Japanese sunscreen has one of the best ones. I'm actually quite adventurous in trying out sunscreen and constantly trying out different brands after fav sunscreen from Hada Labo has been discontinued! 


One of my recent favourite sunscreen is from Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence which is also from Japan. This is a super moisturising sunscreen with high UV protection that is formulated with 4  highly moisturising ingredients such as Super Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid & Collagen to provide the skin with instant moisture and long hours of hydration. 

This is suitable for both face and body as this has strong sun protection of SPF50+ PA++++ which effectively prevents damage to the skin caused by UV rays. I like the fact that the product is gentle to the skin, allergy tested and free from colorant, fragrance and mineral oil. 

Here is the ingredients list 

In case you don't know the right amount of sunscreen to use is about 50 cent coins and you should apply as the last step of your skincare before your makeup. Re-applying is needed if you going to be under the sun for long hours. 

The refreshing watery light texture enables the product to spread easily and absorb quickly into the skin. And because of its lightweight feel, this sunscreen is suitable for daily application and even serves as a good makeup base.

I also like how the product feel non-existence after application and it does not make my skin feels oily after few hours under the sun. Rather my skin feel comfortable & soft  thanks to the moisturising ingredients. More importantly my skin don't feel burn under the sun. 

Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence is now available for sale at RM55.90/80g exclusively in Watsons nationwide

Have you tried this product or can you share with me your holygrail sunscreen, I might be interested to try once this finish :) 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Secrets how to keep skin healthy and glowing during my winter holiday in Harbin.

Hey everyone! There is another few days before Happy Chinese New Year ends. Gong xi gong xi hope you are blessed with abundance of wealth, health and happiness.

Sorry been missing from my blog for a while as I just got back from travelling weeks just before CNY not long ago. I finally managed to visit the famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China. 

If you read before, Harbin temperature during winter season is really harsh and it is about -18 to -20 Celsius during the day time ande temperature dropped below -30 Celsius and more at night. And during my last year backpacker trip to Hokkaido, the winter was below -10 Celsius already quite unbearable where my skin & lips was peeling.

Knowing that CNY is just around after I'm back from Harbin, I knew my skin cannot take risk... cause want to look pretty pretty during CNY ma :) Hence finding the right skincare range to use in winter is really important as your skin is exposed to extreme coldness and dryness . You want to avoid at all cost skin from becoming very dry, peeling, cracking and bleeding especially on your face area. 

 I'm glad to tell you that I found the right skincare not only to suitable to use in Malaysia summer season but in Harbin winter season! Kid you not...not only my skin survive -30 Celsius but it was behaving really well during my trip and I wanted to share you in details! 

This is my winter skincare regime & in fact I continue using when I'm back in Malaysia. So basically this Jurlique skincare range that are able to hydrate & protect my skin from summer to winter :)

Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser (RM150/200ml)

A soothing foaming cleanser for sensitive skin that lifts away surface impurities to leave the complexion fresh and clean. It helps to re-balance skin's sensitivity, hydrate and dryness leaving skin clean and comfortable. This is suitable for people with sensitive skin.

I can smell calming lavendar scent when you lather up the cleanser with water. It's a milky foam that gently cleans my skin leaving it soft and hydrated. 

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (RM147/100ml)

This can work as a hydrating mist and toner. It's suitable for normal to combination skin that able to restore and hydrates the complexion. 

This is one of my favourite product from Jurlique because it has my favourite  rose scent that is very lovely. Plus my skin immediately feel soft & supple after few spray on the skin, I would recommend you to warm your palm before pat the product into the skin for better absorption. For convenient, I pour some into my travel size container and carry them around handbag so that I can use to refresh my face anytime I want. This also can work as makeup setting spray.

Jurlique Activating Water Essence (150ml/RM265)

This works like a pre-essence product where we need to apply after tone before serum. This product will prepare the skin to fully absorb the benefits of your serum and moisturiser. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hand and warm and gently press over your face, neck and decolletage for better absorption. Interestingly this product key ingredient is marshmallow root as it would be able to provide intensive hydrating, softening and balancing properties to our skin. 

Love how it has really light herbal botanical scent with notes of lavender, geranium, and sandalwood. Lovely combination of scent! The texture of this product is like water but it works magically to make my skin feel soft and hydrated preparing my skin for next step. 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum (30ml/RM288 or 100ml/RM592)

This is youth defence serum that promise to help reduce the appearance of first sign of aging i.e fine lines, improve elasticity, restore radiance and increase hydration whilst protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. 

Key Ingredients: 

- Wu-Zhu-Yu (Evodia Rutaecarpa) : Improve micro-circulation within epidermis.

- Peach Leaf Extract : Contributes to the skin’s capacity to protect itself against future environmental damage. 

This serum is a savior as it keeps my skin not only hydrated by glowing under -30 Celsius weather! I just use 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and press gently over face, neck and decolletage and the gel serum immediately absorb into my skin nincely. I love the floral scent and how the serum does a great job keeping my skin hydrated and comfortable in Harbin although the air is dry and cold. It leaves my skin visibly glowing, hydrated and keeping my fine lines at bay. Absolute love this product and I'm highly recommending this! 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil (RM241/50ml)

This treatment oil is designed to smooth fine lines, restore luminosity and deeply moisturise. A potent proprietary blend of extracts helps protect against environmental aggressors and aid in skin wellness. Skin feels smooth, hydrated and looks even toned and radiant.

This oil is quite rich and would be suitable to use in the day & night after serum in winter. Just take 2-3 drops and gently press onto face, neck and decolletage until absorbed for additional moisturiser protection. And in summer or other seasons, I would recommend you to use this product during your night skincare regime and this would be extremely be suitable for people sleeping in air condition room. If you have extremely dry skin, you can use in the morning too but maybe 1-2 drops would be sufficient due to our humid weather.

Jurlique Calendula Redness Soothing Moisturising Cream (RM150/40ml or RM288/100ml) 

A rich moisturising cream for sensitive skin that deeply hydrates and soothes whilst protecting skin from environmental aggressors.

During winter our skin will sometimes turn to become sensitive hence I got moisturer from sensitive range to use as well. This soothing product helps to heal and restore damaged or scarred skin. Although the product texture is cream but it's light and non-greasy so it's okay to be for people with oily skin I believe.

I was a bit hesitate to use natural skincare brand in winter because I have the perception natural/organic skincare brand might be less hydrating and less efficient but Jurlique proved me wrong.

And after a month  of using the product (in Harbin & Malaysia), I can see my skin are properly hydrated and in fact skin was glowing! The pores & fine line are noticeable smaller and faded out. The fact that Jurlique skincare especially the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum was able to perform during Malaysia hot weather to Harbin cold weather truly impressed me. Unlike previous winter trip I always came home to Malaysia with nose area skin peeling (cos the skincare was not hydrating enough) and sometimes I have to swap to another skincare range in Malaysia (it's too rich for Malaysian weather)

I also went  to try Jurlique Water Essence Skin Activating Facial Treatment a week before CNY. I'm super impressive with the facial because it really condition, hydrate and revitalise my skin.. 

I can see the GLOW immediately after facial 😍😍😍 unbelievable and this is a #nofilter #nomakeup picture!! 

Good news is there is a 50% for first trial (Normal price RM430 for 1h45m facial)... Pls go try and experience is relaxing yet effective facial :) 

Thanks to Jurlique skincare for making my skin was looking great during Chinese New Year too :) Makeup stay well and this is a #nofilter pic!

Good news to you all out there, here is an exclusive link for you to get Jurlique free sample kit to try 


On top of that, you are entitle to an exclusive 20% off  on any Jurlique anti-ageing serum. And with purchase of any 1 piece of Anti-ageing serum. You guys can save and present it to enjoy the deal in store. My promo code is JUREX20-JESSS619 and promo code valid till 28 Feb 2016. Hurry up and try out to feel the difference yourself.
For more information, visit https://www.jurlique.com/us
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