Friday, November 14, 2014

[Review] Mirabella Skincare Set

Assalamualaikum and hello ladies,

How's everyone doing today? I hope each and everyone of you have been doing well through out the past week. Anyway's i apologise for abondoning my blog and not updating it for a while. With time constraint and mummy duties, i tend to neglect this other baby of mine. So i guess i'd better stop blabbering and start with what i wanna share with you ladies today.

Through out the whole time i've been missing, i've actually been trying out this new skincare kit called Mirabella Skincare. Thanks to HiShop i was given the chance to review this lovely product and i can't wait to share with you ladies on how, what and why of this product.

So let's start:-





I have to mentioned that i love the packaging of Mirabella Skincare b'coz it looks so cute and dainty. The packaging has a matte feel to it, so you don't have to worry if it would slip through your hands.


The step by step on how to use the product in the Mirabella Skincare.



                             

So here's the Mirabella Skincare Cleanser. The content of the cleanser is 60ml and the functions are:-


  • To cleanse and refresh your skin
  • To get rid of clogged pore.
  • To balance and keep your skin well nourished.
  • No harmful ingredients used such as hydroquinone and mercury
  • Removes excess makeup, as these oily substances cannot effectively be removed through washing alone.
  • Ideal light texture face cleanser suitable for all skin types.
Intructions:-
Dispense desired amount onto palm, lather with water and gently massage on face and neck. Rinse well. Use twice daily.




The UV cream which is more like a day cream. The color of the cream is yellow, upon swatching it looks more like beige. The cream is dry compared to other moisturizers i've used, so you need to dab more unto the face in order for it to spread evenly on the skin.

Function:-
  • Protect skin from UV light.
  • Promotes a brighter healthy skin
  • No harmful ingredients used such as hydroquinone and mercury
  • Prevent and treat dry skin, protect sensitive skin, improve skin tones and texture.
  • Active ingredients used helps to protect the skin from premature aging, giving a radiant and youthful skin.

Instructions:-
Apply evenly onto the face and neck every morning and daytime.Leave on for at least 20 minutes before being exposed to sunlight. Also can be used as a makeup based.



The Beauty cream which is a night cream. Texture wise it's very creamy, so a little goes a long way.

Function:-
  • Intended to whiten and lighten skin color
  • Enhance performance of the skin nutrients.
  • New, safe and effective skin-whitening and skin brightening.
  • Based on natural ingredients in the skin care product formulation
  • No dangerous active chemical ingredients which can caused serious skin complications.
  • Reduce hyper pigmentation.
  • Skin tone corrector.
  • Prevent premature signs of aging.
  • Reduce age-related dark spots, skin pigmentation, freckles, and other skin pigmentation disorders.
  • Firming and moisture skin.

Instructions:-
Apply cream evenly onto the face and neck every evening. Gently message before bedtime.


My Verdict:

Well after using this product for 3 weeks plus i do find a difference. But before that i would like to apologise that i'm not able to provide you the before and after picture, due to the fact that i wasn't able to take a before picture. So i couldn't take an after picture and compare it with. But for those who have been following my blog would know that i've always given my honest opinion on the products that i've tried and tested, doesn't matter if it was purchased from my own wallet or sponsored.

So getting back to the actual verdict, i actually love this product, due to the fact that the functions were more to whitening and anti-aging and it also has the functions to protect my skin. Knowing that i have problems with blemish and pigmentation and with me being in my late 20's with 2 children having something like this  to help my skin is more like a gift to my skin.

I love the cleanser for the fact that it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. It doesn't has an after feeling or dry or tightness, which is what i like. As for the scent it has this certain cleanser scent which can't be described, but it's nothing awful overpowering. This applies to all the other products too.

As for the day cream, the texture is a little dry, but after the 1st try, i learned that i need to dab more of it on my face, in order to cover the whole face. It does leave a slight of a white cast over the face, but it somehow fades off after a while. The UV cream is actually worth the money, b'coz after 3 weeks, this was what's still left in the little tub. (pix below)

                                                    

As for the night cream, i like the fact that the texture is creamy and not sticky or oily. It feels like your applying a sleeping mask. My skin actually feels soft and smooth the next morning. The only downside is that it depletes more than the UV cream, so even though you purchased the kit, you might end up finishing the beauty cream way before you finish the other two products. (Proof as per pix below)



The Mirabella Skincare is retailing at RM 90 per set. Purchase can be made through HiShop website at this link here

For my lovely readers there's an additional 15% coupon code by just typing ALISHA upon checkout.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

*Fashion Finds: Poplook.com

Assalamualaikum and Hi Ladies,

I'm sure most of you by now would have come across POPLOOK or at least heard of it, or like me have subscribed to their newsletter, so that you're always keep up to date with their latest new arrivals. Originally known as thepoplook.com, they've just re branded their line this year (2014) as POPLOOK and they offer not only clothes, but accessories as well to compliment our looks and attire. 

Today i would like to talk more about accessories since i have something special to share with you readers. But before that let's run through and see what accessories POPLOOK has to offer for us lovely ladies. 

First up bags, now tell me who doesn't love bags, i mean handbags. Currently they have this lovely designs available on their website and it's their very own in house label POPPY handbag collection. Their handbags are made to suit women of all ages. 




Top Left: Chapman Shoulder Bag - Green/Blue (RM 79) 
Top Right: Walter Satchel - Blue (RM 79) 
Bottom: Sander Trapeze Bag - Pink (RM 92) *one of my favorite's, also available in blue.

*All POPPY handbags comes with a dust bag and a label inside. For measurements please click on the name of the bag to view.



Next some simple yet stylish belts to cinch your lovely waist. 

Top Left: Franklin Belt - Black (RM 29)
Top Right: Gardner Belt - Light Brown (RM 29)
Bottom: Jameson Belt - Beige (RM 29)



This necklaces are also an in house design, designed with the young and fashionable in mind, each piece is carefully created for the women of today. Something to amp up a plain outfit to look more stylish.

Left: Melor Necklace - White (RM 19)
Right: Lestari Necklace (RM 19)




Beautiful bangles as lovely statement pieces for your look. Especially when you want to keep it simple yet stylish. 


Left: Celebration Bangle II - Red (RM 23.60)
Right: Celebration Bangle III - Red (RM 23.60)




Last but not the least, if you're those that love to wear headbands, guess what POPLOOK even have Sereni & Shentel on their site. This lovable duo are known for making the most beautiful headbands and head pieces. So if you wanna own one you know where to get it now... ^_^


Left: Akeem Headband - Navy (RM 141)
Middle: Block Party (Mini) - Camelia Rose (RM 60) 
Right: Blair Headband - Plum (RM 129)

Just a little extra POPLOOK would like to give you lovely readers a 20% discount for all their accessories. Offer ends by the end of this month. Click here to attain the discount code.



Website: http://poplook.com/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POPLOOK?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/poplookshop
Instagram: http://instagram.com/poplookshop

P.S: FREE Poslaju shipping on all orders within Malaysia, including Sabah & Sarawak.

I guess that's all for now, till than happy shopping and Assalamualaikum... ^_^

Thursday, October 16, 2014

*Fashion Finds: Emcee Couture*

Hi & Assalamualaikum,

How are you ladies doing today? well guess what today i'll be talking something that's not in my normal element which is makeup, skincare or hauls. But it's something new that i might be featuring in my blog often starting from now. I have to admit that I'm not a pro in fashion, but at least i can try, especially when i find something that's worth sharing with you ladies.

So today i would like to introduce you ladies to this website by Emcee Couture. If you ladies have not heard of this site, including me than you should really check it out. 


Emcee Couture was founded by Mei Chee in December 2009, it started off when Mei Chee whose a petite frame, find it hard to find clothes that suits and fit her well. At times she would end up going shopping and coming back empty handed, or ending up altering a brand new store bought clothes.


That was when she decided to create her very own clothing that fits her well. After a few years, and with the support of her family and friends, Mei Chee decided to test the market when shop blogs started springing up like mushrooms. That was when she started getting orders for custom designs.

Mei Chee had to decide to jump from her career in food technology to creating and sewing. As business started growing that was when Mei Chee decided that it was time for Emcee Couture to have it's very own studio in December 2011 at Taipan Business Centre, Subang Jaya. On the 22nd of October 2013, Emcee Couture website was launched in hope of easing customers shopping experience.

So that's about the whole story on how Emcee Couture started up, and now to the main topic. Emcee Couture offers not only custom orders, but also clothes that are ready to wear such as dresses, tops, bottoms, overalls, accessories and etc. Available from sizes XS to L, I'm sure you ladies will be able to find something to suit you for any occasion/event.


Left: Bella Dress (RM 149) - Sweetheart neckline, Illusion sleeves and neckline                           created by mesh. Non Stretchable. Available in Black, Navy Blue & Red

Middle: Tia Dress (RM89) - Describe as  Classic piece in bateau neck, elbow sleeves
              Made of quality textured stretch fabric. Stretchable. Available in Red, Black,                     White, Royal Blue & Hot Pink.


Right: Gloria (RM 69) Midi skirt with box pleats, made of polyester with lining, hidden                 zipper. Nonstretchable. Available in Black & White.


Left: Long Infinity Dress (RM 119) - strapless dress made in 4 chiffon panels that can be               wrapped and tied over body to create different styles. Available in Tiffany Blue                 &White.

Right: Custom Order (RM 129) - Crafted from hand-picked fabric and lovingly made in-                 house to perfection. Halter cut fit and flare dress, lace waist band, diamond                     keyhole back. Made of shantung silk (therefore the stiffer skirt finishing). 


Left: MC 746 (RM 39) Crafted from hand-picked fabric and lovingly made in-house to                 perfection. High neck peplum top with V back. Made of mild shine satin, hidden               back zipper. Available in Navy Blue & Brown.

Middle: MC 739 (RM 59) Crafted from hand-picked fabric and lovingly made in-house to                  perfection, Swing skater skirt with back hidden zipper. Available in Mint Green                & Peach.

Right: MC 679 (RM 75) Crafted from hand-picked fabric and lovingly made in-house to                   perfection. Cut in neck romper with back hidden zipper. Available in Black White             & Black Peach.


Here's the guide on how to place a custom order (click the picture for better view):-



Wanna see what more they have to offer? check them out at the link below:-

http://emceecouture.com/


Guess what for my lovely readers Emcee Couture is offering a 15% discount with no minimum spend. Click here for the discount code.


Emcee Couture’s Studio address
First Floor, 11A,
USJ 10/1 (Taipan Business Centre)
47620, Subang Jaya Selangor,Malaysia.
(opposite Guardian pharmacy)

Phone: +6010-5663410
Email: contact@emceecouture.com

Opening Hours Daily
1030am-6.30pm
(except for Thursdays)


Till than Assalamualaikum... ^_^

Thursday, October 9, 2014

[Review] Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage-Tonique

Hi and Assalamualaikum lovelies,

How is everyone doing? In Shaa Allah i hope each and everyone of you have been doing well through out this whole week. Anyway's alhamdulillah today i get to share with all of you my very first review from Seri Emas. They are a company dealing with skincare items that are formulated with 100% natural ingredients and no chemicals.

 So without further a do, i shall provide you lovelies with the insight, and my thoughts on this product first hand. To be honest, this is my first time reviewing a product as a blogger, so do bare with me. ;)


The Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique is a soap formulated from pomegranate extract, essentially for those experiencing sinus or 'resdung'. The process of formulating and adopting of Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique actually took 10 years. And now the founder of the formulation would like to share this product for the good benefit of the public from using the Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique




Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique is 100% handmade. 50% of the ingredients in the Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique is made out of honey and as mentioned before it is 100% made of natural ingredients (coconut oil, palm oil, palm fat, steric acid (palm), Iye Sodium Hydroxide, Mimusops Elengi - Bunga Tanjung, Fruit Extract, Cinnamon, Turmeric & Fragrance) and without any chemicalsSeri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique is 100% halal, manufactured and 100% wholly owned by a bumiputera company. 

Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique has been used and tested for almost 10 years. The efficiency of Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique is noticeable in just 1 day of usage and it has a high content of pomegranate extract.

Benefits of using Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique:-
  • Resdung / Sinus - Sense of smell is restored to normal in just 5 days, and the user will no longer experience sneezing or running nose. Breathing will be back as per normal.
  • MigraineProven to disappear Migraine within a week.
  • Skin Problems - Able to solve problems such as oily face, acne scars and even out skin tone.
  • Pimples and Scars - Proven to disappear Acne and Scars within a month.
  • Allergic with SeafoodProven to disappear Pimples that are caused by allergic in 1 week.
  • DandruffProven to disappear Dandruff within a week.

Usage:
  • Lather facial bar using hands.
  • Apply soap to face in circular motion, rinse thoroughly. 
  • Use day and night for optimal result.


My Thoughts

At the moment i've been using the Seri Emas Facial Soap Savon Visage Tonique for the past 1 week. I don't have problem with sinus and migraine, so i won't be able to comment on that. My first impression of the product, it reminds me of the Collagen E bar soap. If any of you have heard, seen or use it would know what i mean. Well it has a nice scent to it and it does leave my skin feeling clean. As for acne scars, pigmentation and skin tone, i have not noticed any difference. As mentioned in the benefits, it might take a month to notice the difference. So i will update you all again after a month of usage. Currently i'm only using their soap as a cleanser, while my toner, serum and moisturizer are from different brands. So In Shaa Allah i hope i will be able to give a fair review by the end of the one month period on this product, without the influence of it being a sponsored product. I do have to mentioned that i am using it diligently as per recommended which is day and night.


How to Purchase:-
  • Online - Purchase can be made easily by typing BB60 and sending an sms to 013-2298329.
  • Through Seri Emas official Distributor - List of distributors around Malaysia
  • Call them at +603-41444969 (Any question/inquiries on their product can be made to this number provided).

The starter pack is RM15 , you may purchase it by typing SP15 to 013-2298329.

or
You can even purchase the full size at RM60/unit or RM100/2 units.

At this moment Seri Emas would be giving out free samples to all my readers, all you need to do is just click the link below:-


So that's all for now, till than Assalamulaikum ^_^



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette

Assalamualaikum & Hi Lovelies,

How are all of you doing? I hope everyone has been enjoying their long weekend Raya Haji Holiday. Well if you all have notice, i'm a fan of nude/natural eyeshadows. I actually had Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette in my Pinterest Beauty List for quite a while. Hoping that one day, maybe just one day i might get it in one of my international beauty swaps, or maybe just maybe there will be some SALE or discount that will happen in Sephora. And guess what, when it came the day that i received an email from Sephora and they were' having 57% discount for selected items, and one of it were Stila's eye makeup palette. 

The discount was in conjunction with Malaysia's 57th Independence Day, so i decided to call my trusted lil sis Amanda and told her that we need to go to Sephora to get this, i mean for me to get this. So we did and we went to Sephora in Sunway Pyramid, alhamdulillah it was available and i quickly grab hold of this Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette

If you haven't take note of this palette or have not took any notice of it, you may do it so now... hehehehe. Describe as a wearable, neutral shades for every skin tone that can be worn both wet or dry.

The palette also includes a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel, which is a matte chocolate brown and also not forgetting a 6 page look book. 





The lovely shades that are in it, all together there are 10 of it. The shade includes:-

Bare - A matte ivory shade
Kitten
Bliss - A matte beige pink
Sunset - Shimmery canyon pink
Sandstone - Matte light coco
Bubbly - Pale Gold shimmer
Gilded Gold - Golden brown with shimmer
Luster - Dark aubergine with hold shimmer
Night Sky - Blue with shimmer
Ebony - Black

In total 5 shimmers and 5 matte, which a perfect balance if you want to create both day and night look.


The swatches ^_^

The look book consist of 6 different looks with details on how-to tips and tricks.



 

The full size Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner.



Swatch of the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner.

The total weight of the palette is .49 oz and retails at RM 126 at all Sephora outlets in Malaysia. And thanks to the the 57% discount i actually got to purchased it for RM54.18 *squeal with delight*....

I definitely love the palette, as they have lovely shades and i can't wait to try it. The compact packaging is actually slim and light, since it's more of a cardboard material. And with a big mirror, it would definitely make it easy for us ladies to touch up or do our eye makeup wherever we want. The Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner which is a bonus, is quite easy to apply on, but i guess the only downside is that the propel pencil does not retract. I did some research after purchasing the item and i was wondering how do i get the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner propel from it's casing, and i heard that you have to tilt it down a little but be careful at the same time since the bullet cannot be retracted back to it's origins.

So i guess that's all for now, can't wait to create a look with it and post it up once i'm free. Till than Assalamualaikum and take care.... ^_^ 


*Disclaimer: I purchase this item with my own pocket money and this review is no where sponsored by any parties.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

[Review] Garnier BB Eye Roll On

Assalamualaikum/Hi

Have you guys ever experience lack of sleep or do you tend to sleep late at night? Well i've experience both through out my life and for that i end up having dark circles under my eyes. Alhamdulillah it's not that bad, but it's concealable if i were to used makeup on. 

So if you guys have come across my previous post on my Only Beauty Sale haul in Citta mall (link) you would have known by now that i've purchased the Garnier BB Eye Roll On in the shade Natural. I'm not sure whether there is any other shades available, but this was what i happen to grab and i wasn't even aware that there were shades *silly me*.

Since it was on sale for RM12, i decided to give it a go. I've actually saw a reviewed in youtube from Judy's Time and it looks pretty promising. So here are some shots of the Garnier BB Eye Roll On.






As you can see it looks exactly like the other Garnier product which is the Light Brightening Roll-On. I've tried it before but it didn't seem to work for me.


As you can see the applicator is a roller ball, it helps to soothe and also gives a cooling sensation to the under eye upon application. But the only downside is that the BB cream tends to be smeared outside the roller ball itself too. So i normally would used a tissue to wipe the excess that is smeared, just for the purpose to keep the Garnier BB Eye Roll On hygienic and clean.


The swatch and blend, it actually blends quite easily unto the skin since the consistency is light, like a BB Cream. 

I would definitely recommend the Garnier BB Eye Roll On b'coz i find that it is very light weight which i love and it's also easy to blend. Before that I've actually used the Nyx Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer for my under eye, it conceals but i think due to the thick consistency it tends to crease even when it's upon application. About the shades, i'm not sure how many shades are available in Malaysia, but it should be able to suit most skintones, since it's a BB Cream and not the usual concealer.

Normal retail: RM 24.90 / 15ml
Available in Guardian and other major pharmacies.


Till than, take care and Assalamualaikum~

*Disclaimer: I purchase this item with my own pocket money and this review is no where sponsored by any parties.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Makeup & Tools Haul from Luxola 25% Sale

Hi & Assalamualaikum lovelies,

As per usual this is another late posting coming from me, and as you all have notice for the past months, Luxola has been having frequent offers on the items that they carry.

If any of you are still new with what Luxola is, well Luxola is a Singapore based e-commerce business that provides 48 brands and over 500 different products on it's website. And everything is reachable by the tip of your finger, all you need to do is browse through the site, click what you want and put it in your online shopping cart. Even payment can be made via online, once payment has been made they would email the invoice and a notification will be sent to the email once the parcel is out. It'll take roughly 2-5 days to arrive, as most items are normally send out from their warehouse in Singapore. 

Few months back, they actually had a 25% SALE on all their products, and this is actually my 1st time placing an order from them. Yes call me a 'slow mo'... better late than never right. So i decided to get my hands on the ever famous Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Kabuki Brush, thanks to all the good reviews that i've been reading and watching on youtube. Previously i would use my hands to apply foundation and BB Cream, as i find it very tedious to use the brush, plus it leaves streaks on my face. Well maybe i'm just not good in using the normal foundation brush.



So here's the Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Kabuki Brush, as you can see the hairs on the brush is quite dense which makes it easy to apply foundation over the face. This brush originally cost RM 74.50, but after 25% discount, it only cost a mere RM55.88 which i think is a very good buy. A little pricey, but it's a good start in investing a good makeup brush.



I also purchase Sleek's Face Contour Kit. I've never dealt with any contouring before, my makeup was mere foundation, eye liner on the upper lid and waterline, blusher and lipstick. No highlighter, no bronzer. This contour kit retails at RM 45.50, after less 25% it only cost RM 34.13.


A small little look book on how and where to apply the highlighter and bronzer.



And a very simple and sleek packaging, very slim, easy and light to carry around. I actually chose the shade Light, as i'm more to the fair complexion side. So getting this shade was definitely and ideal choice. They also have two other shades available which is medium and dark.


 

Swatches with flash mode, it looks quite light but it actually turns out good on the cheek. This is my current favorite item in my makeup bag when i wanna go au naturel. You can even skip the blusher if you want, just put some light foundation, some eye liner, a little highlight and bronzer on the cheeks and the nose, some tinted lipbalm and you're good to go. I'm serious... you'll have a result of healthy glowing skin and not looking too made up...

So my verdict is both the items are definitely a good buy, and since Luxola uses Aramex you can actually track where your parcel is. The parcel actually reached me 5 days after i made the order & payment. And when i received it, you won't believe the amount of bubble wraps that they use. I even got a small sample of Rachel K's Mineral Color Control Neutral CC Cream Blemish Balm.

The link to Luxola is as per below and want to know another tip? subscribe to their newsletter so you will get the latest update on discounts and new products and most importantly an early access to their sale which is normally an hour before the estimated time.

http://www.luxola.com/my

Till than Assalamualaikum... ^_^