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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Beauty: Thayers Natural Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera Formula

It feels so nice to receive gifts, especially during the festive season. During CNY, I was sent this product from Natta Cosme, along with a New Year card and some angpao packets. The design on the red packets (or rather, pink packets) were so cute that my mum, gramma and aunt wanted them as well! I truly appreciate that the team sent a handwritten and autographed CNY card as this tradition seems to be dying out nowadays.

Anyway, if there ever was a fairy godmother, Natta Cosme would be mine. I have just finished up my regular toner and they sent this my way, just in time to save my skin for the CNY celebrations! What with the crazy hot weather and irregular diet & sleeping time, my skin suffered breakouts and flakiness, as I have mentioned so many times. 

Thayers Natural Remedies Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner is infused with certified organic witch hael and aloe vera formula to give you smooth and beautiful skin without drying it out. This is only one of the many ranges of Thayers toners that are all naturally derived and smells great too! Interestingly, this brand does not produce any other type of skincare and is famous solely for their toners which are considered one of the first in the world since 1847! Thayers proprietary un-distilled Witch Hazel extract is derived from the bark which maintains its natural tannins, has more hamamelitannin than the leaves & stems.

To minimise the dryness of my skin, I reduced the use of toner as it tends to dry out my skin but Thayers Natural Remedies Toners promises to be alcohol-free and moisturising, so I decided to give it a try. Skincare that are natural and plant-based is what I'm currently seeking.

Thayers Rose Petal Toner uses flower power to make your skin bloom. With rose petal water, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel extract, it not only tightens the pores, soothes and softens the skin but moisturises and cleanses any impurities as well. You can even use it throughout the day as a softening refreshener or a pick-me-up while working in an air-conditioned office. The toner is alcohol-free, paraben-free, phtalate-free, fragrance-free and is hypoallergenic.

Instead of using a regular sticker at the back, what I find interesting is that Thayers has creatively made use of the refraction of the liquid to magnify the words from the sticker. Haha. There's an interesting story about the history of the toner as well. It seems that 120 years ago, Rose Thayer found an all-natural recipe for extra-soft, youthful-looking skin. As she got older, many commented that her skin still looks 10 years younger, which is why this secret formula waas shared with the world.

A sucker for anything that is rose-scented, I can't deny that I love love love the scent! So sweet and flowery! It is very watery but don't underestimate how much goodness it contains.

To use, peel off the protective seal initially inside the cover and soak a small amount of liquid onto a cotton ball or cotton pad. Wipe upwards and outwards to let the product be easily absorbed into your skin.

After using the toner for a week or so, the most noticeable difference I see is that my pores have shrunk! Finer pores lead to smoother looking skin and I'm on my way to that now. I love how gentle the toner feels on my skin and leaves a slight cooling effect. It is not sticky after application and the watery formula is absorbed easily by the skin. I apply it twice a day before I go to bed at night and before I apply my makeup in the morning to help moisturise my skin. The only downside for me is that it is only available in one size and is not really travel-friendly to carry such a big bottle around.

You can find the Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera Formula at Natta Cosme for RM 45.00 (355ml). Don't forget to check out the other ranges of Thayers Toners too which serves different function as well. There's bound to be one suited for your skin type!

Good news! In conjunction with International Women's Day, Natta Cosme is having an exclusive promotion whereby you can enjoy RM10 discount with any purchase of RM80. Simply key in the code above to enjoy the promotion anytime before 15th March 2015! Have fun shopping!

For more information, log on to Natta Cosme.
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PS: I'm giving away an all-new Day Cream HERE. Join now!

Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, it has not affected my opinion in anyway. the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on the individual.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Beauty x Giveaway: E.V.E Miracle 6-in-1 Day Cream

Hi, March! Wow, 2015 is flying pass! I truly apologise for the lack of postings lately, it's been a crazy short month and a crazy long month full of celebrations! I have sooo many stories to share with you guys, please watch this space closely for updates, as I have just started a new job and will need some time to settle down :)

To make up for the minimal posting, here's another giveaway for you, my loyal readers! So, if you didn't win my previous Feb giveaway, fret not because this time, everyone's a winner! Read till the end to see how you can try this product out for yourself. :)

Yet another product from E.V.E to try out! I've tried the E.V.E Miracle ALL-IN-1 Bar previously and it's really quite unique. I find that E.V.E Miracle products are generally quite gentle on the skin and if you're not one to buy into conventional big brands, this one's for you! This time, I was given the E.V.E Miracle 6-IN-1 Day Cream to try. It is a unique multi-functional day cream which simultaneously revitalises, smoothens, softens, moisturises, heals and nourishes the skin as you apply it. A great product to incorporate into your daily skincare routine!

Wrapped neatly in a double-layer box is a silver-coloured plastic bottle. The packaging shows the name E.V.E which stands for Elegant. Vogue. Energetic - a classy name to match a classy packaging. The main potent ingredients used in the E.V.E Miracle 6-IN-1 Day Cream are:

- Austrian Deep Moor (revitalising)
- Aloe Vera (smoothening, softening, moisturising)
- Hydrating Algae Extract (suppleness)
- Hyaluronic Acid (deeply moisturises)
- Ionic Colloidal Silver (antiseptic & healing)

Remove the cap to reveal a basic pump nozzle to dispense the cream. This day cream is suitable for people of all ages and suits all skin types.

The cream is just a simple white cream that does not contain a significant smell. In fact, I could not get used to the smell initially but after applying it on for awhile, the smell fades.

The day cream is easy to blend and is easily absorbed by the skin. Notice how it has a slight sheen to it to give you a more luminous-looking skin?

Not sure if it can be seen in photos, but the right side has E.V.E Miracle 6-IN-1 Day Cream applied while the left side of my face doesn't. The right side seems slightly brighter and a teensy bit shinier than the other side. Also, after using this product for about 2 weeks now, I find that it has helped me keep my skin protected when I apply my makeup. As you know, I have dry skin so applying serum and moisturiser before makeup is a must for me and in this day and age, getting ONE product that does all the work for you is a gift indeed! My skin tends to flake around the nose so applying the E.V.E Miracle 6-IN-1 Day Cream has greatly helped me overcome that! My only complaint is that I do not enjoy the smell when I first apply it haha. :p

GIVEAWAY!
Now, don't you want to give this a try too? In fact, even if you don't wanna try it for yourself, you should still redeem this gift anyway for your mum or sister or girlfriend or whoever! It's such a simple giveaway too. All you have to do is:

1) Follow my blog on both Google+ and Google Friend Connect (check out my sidebar widgets)
 2) Leave a comment with your email address below.

I will then contact you with the redemption steps and code. Each person is entitled to ONE bottle of E.V.E Miracle 6-IN-1 Day Cream worth RM90! You are guaranteed to get the cleanser as long as you use my redemption code! The redemption only lasts for one week, from 1st March to 9th March 2015 and is valid for residents in Malaysia only, so hurry and leave your comments NOW!!! Don't forget to spread the word to your friends and family to share the good news too!

PS: E.V.E Miracle has updated their website to VMarket, an online marketplace which strives to provide the best online marketplace platform and good quality products with value-for-money service for everyone to enjoy! Drop by their new website now to have a look, why don't you?

To learn more about E.V.E and other exciting brands on VMarket, do log on to:


Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, it does not affect my opinion in any way. The review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on the individual.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Beauty: Ludeya V-Line Chin Mask & Yufit Body Boom Anti-Cellulite Slimming Mousse

Hello! Now that the CNY holiday is over, how do you feel? After all that feasting and staying up late to gamble/ play fireworks, don't you feel bloated and 'rounder' now? Haha it's not a bad thing but hey, if it's bothering you, I've got a solution for you! 

iQueen.my has sent me these products to try out to help you achieve a slimmer face and body! Just what a girl needs! PS: Read my review on iQueen here and here!

Ludeya V Line Chin Mask
Ludeya, famous for their range of masks (read my previous review on Ludeya masks here), has come up with a solution for a sharper face! They say a girl with high nose and an almond-shaped face is attractive. If that's what you're looking for, you might want to try this mask out for it has pulling, firming and polarising function to give you that 3D effect and help you look photogenic in 15 mins! The mask contains all-natural ingredients such as ginseng, floras and herbal extract to help hydrate, lift and rejuvenate the face at the same time. I myself am not sure how true the claims are, so I was really curious to try this out!

There are 5 V-Line Chin Masks in a box. I love the gold packaging, it's just feels so luxurious overall!

Interestingly, the mask is specifically targeted for the chin area, hence the funny shape unlike the conventional mask. It has two cutouts at the ends which helps to hook it to your ears and hold the mask up. Make sure you place the mask correctly. The side that's facing UP is a little concaved to fit your chin.

To use, just hook the ends onto your ears and let the mask sit for 15 - 30 minutes. There should be no pain at all and your chin should rest comfortably on the mask sheet.

Here's how you hook it to your ears. Quite cute hor, cos I've never tried anything like this before haha. Masks nowadays are getting more and more innovative. It can be a little hard to talk with something holding your mouth up though.

The results? Well, I do feel a slight lifting effect but as with most products, the effect is not long-lasting and you can only see results for a short period of time. It's ok, it's still good enough if you have a function to attend and wanna look slimmer to impress that special someone! I'd be shameless and say that I already have a quite slim face to begin with, so the results is not as obvious on me. Also, the camera angle might have something to do with how the photos turned out? The mask is very soft and comfortable to use, it's not troublesome unlike normal masks which slides down your face when you're sitting up. The pressure is just right and I almost forgot I'm wearing the mask as I go along with my routine. It also smells pleasant, which is a plus. Ludeya never fails to please!

If you're interested to try out the Ludeya V Line Chin Mask for yourself, get it from iQueen.my HERE for RM 17.00. There's a 15% discount going on now so the mask set is only RM 14.45, grab it while stocks last!

Yufit Body Boom Anti-Cellulite Slimming Mousse
Now that you've achieved that slimmer face, you want to work on a slimmer body as well. Instead of working out at the gym, you can try this simpler alternative as well for better results! Yufit Body Boom originates from Korea and is currently quite popular in the market as the most revolutionary cosmetic technology applied to cellulite for never-before-seen results, known as Air Bubble Massage. The patent-pending Crackle technology has been incorporated into this product to help you get rid of cellulite on targeted areas.At the same time, the product can help you massage those areas and give more elasticity to the skin. This product is strongly recommended for areas like the belly, thighs, calves and forearms.

Check the seal for authentication before you open the product. As you might have guessed, the instructions are all in Korean but fret not, the instructions to use are all up on iQueen website for your convenience. The main ingredients in Yufit Body Boom are caffeine (as an anti-edamose to remove stagnating fluids), brown algae (for restoring balance and treating blemishes), aloe (to aid regeneration of collagen and connective tissue), birch (to eliminate metabolic wastes), , theobromine (to break down fatty acids), chilli pepper (to stimulate microcirculation), green tea (as an antioxidant), genistein (to improve elasticity and hydration), ivy (to facilitate deep massaging), asiatic centella (to unclog capillaries), camitin (to speed up fat metabolism and last but not least, pineapple extract (one of the strongest anti-inflammatory agents).

Yufit Body Boom Heating Anti Cellulite Slimming Mousse
I find the name of the product super apt for it. There are two types of Body Boom - the hot and cold type. Yufit Body Boom contains caffeine and Bodyfit, coupled with the effervescence effect for maximum benefits. The crackle effect is said to bring out the potential of each ingredient more to speed up the slimming process.

The bottle has a nozzle to allow easy dispense of the product inside. To use, shake the bottle, turn it upside down and dispense a small amount of fisioline on the area concerned. Smooth the product out with  your hands in circular motion from the outside, then slowly moving towards the centre of the targeted area for complete absorption. A correct massage technique is needed to stimulate blood flow to the targeted areas to stimulate general peripheral lymphatic flow and proper circulation. It is recommended to use twice a day as an initial treatment. Because the product is absorbed quickly, it is advised not to reapply onto the same area twice and do not use it before bed. One 200ml bottle should last you for 20 days.

Initially when the mousse is dispensed, it looks all white and bubbly. However, this Super Anti Cellulite Body Slimming Care mousse will start to effervescence, which gave me quite a shock at first! As soon as it touches your skin, the product makes a loud cracking sound, like frying eggs and it goes on for quite awhile! Even my brother was shocked haha. The things girls do for beauty..... XD

After a while, the crackling will start to simmer down and you're left with a gel-like substance. You will feel a sort of tingling, light bubbling effect on your skin which is the product working its magic. The crackling also helps to facilitate the massage function and helps the product be absorbed quicker. Btw, the smell reminds me of Zheng Gu Shui massage ointment XD

I felt like it wouldn't be fair for me to test out this product so I gave it to my sister to try. Her feedback after using it for a week is that this is really, really HOT!! In addition to the tingling, there is an uncomfortable burning sensation that takes awhile to go away or as she describes it, "like fire burning". Haha. So, be cautious when trying out this product. 

Some people might not feel it and this might be because their skin is not prone to turning red easily. People with sensitive skin will see their skin reddening, which proves that microcirculation has been activated. The product targets the lymphatic areas which directs toxins towards the blood circulation system which in turns brings it to the eliminating organs to help body purification.

If you're interested in getting the Yufit Body Boom Heating Anti Cellulite Slimming Mousse, you can get it from iQueen.my HERE for RM 69.00.

 Yufit Body Boom Cooling Anti Cellulite Slimming Mousse
The Cooling type of Yufit Body Boom looks and functions pretty much the same as the Heating kind.  All that crackling and massaging will give your skin more elasticity as well! When the nozzle is facing in the correct direction, pump an appropriate amount onto the skin. It is recommended to pump once for the forearms, once for the belly and 1 - 5 times for the thighs.

The way to use this product is the same. The mousse comes out smooth as well at first and starts to crackle and sizzle upon contact with the air. However, I personally like the smell of the Cooling type better as it smells sweeter and more pleasant. It also leaves an ice-cold effect on the skin after that, which is quite nice! I let my sister try this as well. It's obvious that she prefers the Cooling type more as she finished using the whole bottle in a week (don't ask me how she used it..). My sis used it on her thighs and she claims that that area feels more taut and lifted after a few uses. She also claims that her stretchmarks have been reduced! Not sure how true that is, sorry I forgot to take photos! So why not try it for yourselves instead?

If you're interested in trying out the Yufit Body Boom Cooling Anti Cellulite Slimming Mousse, you can get it at iQueen.my HERE for RM 69.00 as well.

 Like iQueen.my's Facebook page to get the latest updates and a 10% discount for your first purchase. Girls, it's time to achieve a slimmer face and body!

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Cheers,
Carinn 



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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Event: Carousell Malaysia First Meet-up in Johor Bahru

Remember Carousell? The last time I wrote about them was when I attended the Pop-up Market, and it was so fun! You can read about it here as well. 

PS: All photo credits to LerLer cos that was the day my camera died -_-

To refresh your memory, Carousell is a buying & selling app that lets you sell in a click. They are growing in Malaysia and previously held a small meet-up in KL. This time, Carousellers in JB were thrilled to know that the Carousell team was going to pay us a visit in Johor Bahru!


The venue was Chef's Table, a classy yet homely restaurant set along Jalan Serampang amidst a row of bridal houses. It's not hard to miss and once you step inside, you'll be captivated by the decor. Reshma did a good job of choosing the venue and decorating it!

The main purpose of the meetup was to speak with users and get some feedback and suggestions from them. It's just a casual meetup where everyone can make friends and of course, eat! The meal was quite lavish and filling, I would say. Thank you, Team Carousell!

For starters, we had focaccia bread dipped in olive oil & vinaigrette. I've loved this Italian way of cleansing the palatte the most!

 Summer salad drizzled with light vinaigrette, paired with fresh celery and cherry tomatoes.

Cream of chicken soup. It's so thick and creamy yet very flavourful!

Roasted chicken, which we filled our tummies on.

A vegetarian dish that's healthy and fresh.

A simple aglio olio, but I find this a tad too oily for my liking.

And lastly, seabass. This is also a must-try, cos the orange sauce is well-paired with the fish!

Our favourite that night would definitely be the desserts. Every cake is so dainty and fits in your mouth in one bite. Each cake tastes equally delicious!

Anyway, some users did not turn up that night for some reason so there were some food leftover. So the Carousell team donated the leftover (but untouched) food to an orphanage nearby, thanks to my dad's suggestion. It feels really good to do a good deed! Instead of being disheartened by the turn out, the team was very optimistic about it and was also enthusiastic about doing chrity. Really impressed by how generous the people in the Carousell team are :)

Small crowd, but it was a close-knit event which everyone enjoyed. After all, isn't that what a meetup is supposed to be about? :)


Lucas and Reshma giving a quick speech. So cute to see Lucas speak cos he's usually quiet XD

Part of Team Carousell - Reshma, Michelle, Lucas. Even though I'm no longer working with the team, it still feels great to meet up with these guys. Thanks for making the meetup happen! :)


Goodie bags and props to play with! Got another Muji notebook which I looooveee lol

With the blogger friends - me, Lerler, Kim and Jia Ying!

The Ma Cherie girls with Team Carousell.

Small turn up, but a great event nevertheless. We all learnt a thing or two from the team, gave our feedback and left with a happy tummy and new-found friends. :)

Ending with my OOTN:
Top from Cotton On
Skirt from H&M
Sandals from Zalora
Bag from Lovebag Lovebag
Necklace from LeCopine
Bracelet from Cotton On

Just wanted to do a quick post to share with you guys about the meetup. If you're interested in meeting up with the team, drop them a suggested place and date at contact@thecarousell.com! :)

Follow Carousell Malaysia on their social media sites for awesome finds! The app is free to download on both iPhone & Android. Get de-cluttering today!


Cheers,
Carinn 



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