12.7.16

My First Kat Von D

Look what came in the mail yesterday morning! My very first Kat Von D! Got my Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads in Rust. Just look how cool the packaging is! Dangg gurl, I ain't swatching this. It's too pretty I don't wanna ruin it! I absolutely love the packaging. This classy glossy black plastic case, which sort of looks like a mini black coffin, that shows her dark signature theme, which I find it really cool! KVD is officially my new (hashtag) woman crush everyday. Hands down!

What I love about shopping Sephora online is that you can choose a free sample/tester during checkout. FREE one mini KVD Tattoo Liner when you purchase 2 or more KVD products on Sephora Malaysia. And once again, FREE one exclusive Sephora shopping bag when you purchase more than RM300 (blackcard) or RM350 (whitecard) this month on Sephora Malaysia! Promotions valid until July 31.

This time, I chose Mario Badescu's Enzyme Cleansing Gel as my free sample! It is one of their best-selling facial cleanser, so I thought I should give it a try :)

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Beauty Reviews 05

I'm not a pro when it comes to contouring but that doesn't mean I don't fancy contour kits! :D

Anastasia Beverly Hills CREAM Contour Kit
COLOR: Medium
PROS: IT IS SO PRETTY TO LOOK AT! Easy to blend, very creamy.
CONS: Made my face looking very orange, over-tanned. Doesn't suit my Asian-yellow-skin-tone.
Australis AC On Tour CREAM Kit
COLOR: Light
PROS: Pretty good for such affordable price, actually.
CONS: Too light for my yellow skin tone. Probably suits people with fairer skin.
Australis AC On Tour POWDER Kit
COLOR: Light
PROS: Easy to blend, unlike ABH Powder Contour Kit. Pigment is good. My favourite so far!
CONS: Messy texture, very powdery. Refer [Beauty Reviews 02]

P/S: Basically, it’s all depends on your skin tone and what kind of look you want to put on. I cannot give you the exact or fair reviews on these items as you have to try it yourself, and again depends on what kind of look you want to have.

For beginners like me, it is better to start with powder contour kit. DO NOT buy cream contour, unless if you’re a pro. It is way easier and faster to use powder cream contour.

If you’re in Malaysia, please check out Sendayu Tinggi Highlight and Contour Kit [Rm48]. You can get it from selected Watsons or through their official website. I’ve tried the tester and surprisingly, the texture was amazingly pigmented and easy to blend. However, the highlight powder is a white pigmented powder, which you can use for baking during contouring process. DO NOT expect the white highlight to be all glittery-kind-of-highlight like Mary Lou Manizer. IT IS NOT that kind of highlighter. I would get myself one too if I didn't have the Australis Kit :)

QUAY x TOOFACED

Believe it or not, these are all the freebies I got from Sephora last Saturday!
Yes, I got them all for FREE!
Score yourself this DIOR Backstage Blender when you purchase any 2 DIOR products in Sephora KLCC! This promotion applies to all Sephora members and non-members, while stocks last. And just look at those cute colab #quayXtoofaced — My Girl sunglasses! Man, I just can't! Definitely a must have! I knew that I neeeeeded to wake up early on that Saturday morning to get myself those sunnies before it ran out! I am officially a #QuaySquad right now, uh yasss. My first ever Quay sunnies! Since I can’t get my hands on quayXdesi’s High Key Gold, I think this should be alright. *trying to keep the vibes positive*

Sephora Malaysia turns 5 this month! Don't miss a chance to get this exclusive limited edition Sephora shopping bag when you spend more than RM300 (Sephora Black Card members) or RM350 (Sephora White Card Members) in a single receipt! Valid ‘til July 31 :)

P/S : Get yourself a free Sephora pouch when you sign up for Sephora White Card today! This promotion valids until July 31. Sephora Tips —spend RM750 using Sephora White Card to get upgraded to Sephora Black Card! #SephoraMY

Beauty Reviews 04

Toners talk! Here are some face spray/toners I’ve tried and this is what I think!


LUSH Breath of Fresh Air
PROS: Lush is the best place for skin care, if you ask me! *hands down* This toner works great with my skin as it keeps my skin moisturized and soft. I’m using this toner along with Herbalism Face-Cleanser (to calm my redness or whenever I have breakouts) and Angels On Bare Skin Face-Cleanser (if I want to exfoliate away my dry skin, best for sensitive skin). It really worked on reducing my redness, so no complain about this one!
CONS: NONE!
— This is my 3rd bottle. Definitely will repurchase!

KORA Organics Balancing Rose Mist
PROS: Worked on my body! It keeps my body skin feeling supple, fresh and soft! Also it smells so much of rose and floral scents, which I love.
CONS: Very, Very expensive so obviously it is not affordable to me (AUD$44 = RM140). It’s better to get other Kora products for such price. Probably the ingredients are too rich for my face, I had breakouts on the next morning after I used this mist on the night before. Thought I was wrong and probably the breakouts were caused by something else so I decided to give it another try, but same thing happened. Therefore I can only use the mist for my body and not my face.
— Will not repurchase.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
PROS: Making my face looking supple, radiant and fresh. Nothing more, probably I’m too young to try SK-II, since it seemed to work well on my 45 years old aunty. I think I need to start considering trying SK-II when I reach 30 or something.
CONS: It’s an okay toner and definitely not worth the price. I see no differences. Nothing good, nothing bad. NOTHING. If you really wanna go for pitera essence/toner, you can try MISSHA’s Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. I heard it’s a great dupe for SK-II; price range –almost the same but slightly cheaper but better.
— Will not repurchase.

Mustika Ratu Penyegar Sari Mawar (Rose Tonic Water – for dry & sensitive skin)
PROS: I love almost everything from this Indonesian brand! If you enjoy authentic scented products (it reminds me of Bali. Haha) you will love this! Awesome product for very affordable price! Probably around RM10 in Malaysia? You can get it in Giant, Tesco or the pharmacies. I love how cooling it feels on my skin. Instead of cleansing the excess oil off my face, this toner leaves my skin feeling fresh too!
CONS: They don’t do miracles.
— Will repurchase.

LUSH Eau Roma Water 
PROS: Really cooling and refreshing, especially when you keep it in the fridge. Does not irritate my dry skin and does not dry it out. This toner is a lovely, gentle face mist/toner. Lightly hydrates the skin and keeps it looking fresh. Smells amazing too! (Rosy smell, of course! :P)
CONS: I usually love Lush products but unfortunately this toner let me down. Truth is, I don’t feel like this toner does much to my skin. It’s just another overpriced toner that does nothing much than a normal, way affordable toner does. As a Lush toner, to me this item is not very impressive.
— Will not repurchase.

P/S: Bear in mind, this is a personal review. Different people with different skin types will definitely get different results. :)