TIPS: WHY SHOULD YOU START USING ANTI AGING PRODUCTS TODAY?



Everyone wanted a flawless and a healthy looking skin.  As we age, we put more demand on our own appearance because of our work and demand from the society since looking good is percussion to a successful life.  In our teens, we wanted acne free skin.  In our 20s, we do not have much time for skin or many of us are battling adult acne.  When we reach 30th birthday, we wanted a younger looking skin.  No one wanted to look old.  It is alright to be 30 or even 40 years old but looking like a 70 years old grandmother is definitely a NO!  I think every woman would scream and throw glasses at anyone that ever say that she looks like a 70 years old grandmother. I know i would!  On the other hand, we would be glad if people say that we look much younger than our real age.

This when i think that anti aging products are created at the first place and will continue to be in demand because no one wants to look old.  We want to stay looking and delay the sign of aging.  First of all, many are worried about if we are too young or too old to ever start using anti aging products.  Well, our needs maybe different in our 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s but one is similar is that prevention is better than cure.  I think one should not wait until all the problems start appearing to start the anti aging regime. 

If you are in your teens or early 20s and do not have any fine lines appearing on your skin, don’t start denying that you do not need to use any anti aging products on your skin. I would say that it important to prevent wrinkles from happening and that is when one product comes into mind that is sunblock or sunscreen. Unlike many years ago where sunscreen are cream and cause clogged pores, now there are hundreds of light weight sunscreen with high SPF and PA that will help to block the destruction cause by the UV light to the skin. This product is definitely a must to maintain a youthful skin. BB cream, CC cream, foundation or even powder are not enough to block the harmful sunlight so always use a sunscreen or sunblock everyday.

If you are in your late 20s or 30s with dry skin, then go ahead and start using anti aging products as they are much more moisturizing to the skin. It will help with preventing the formation of fine lines since dry skin cause wrinkles to appear faster than those with oily skin.

If you are 40s and beyond of course I do not have to mention about using anti aging products anymore as it is a must to target all the concerns- Pigmentation, dark spots and even wrinkles. Look for products that contain retinol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, hydroxy acids, niacinamide or peptides.

Ingredients such as hydroxyl acid help to combat problem like rough, acne prone skin and they actually combat aging at the same time as they renew the skin by removing the upper layer of old, dead skin, stimulate the growth of smooth and even pigmented new skin. Vitamin E is commonly use to heal wounds and of course we don’t wait until you are 40 years old to start or suitable to use hydroxyl and vitamin E that actually act as anti aging products too besides combating problem like acne and blemishes.

With so many choices of ingredients that help to combat aging and we no longer have all those heavy anti aging cream that are meant for older woman 10 years ago, I think it there is no reason why one should not use any anti aging products until they reach 40s.

So, why not start using your anti-aging products today?




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REVIEW ON MONTAGNE JEUNESSE DEAD SEA MINERAL MUD MASK


I am very happy that i was sent some of Montagne Jeunesse products to use.  I would say that their mask is one of the best drugstore mask around.  For only RM6.90 one can reuse the products few times and also because they are natural and really works.  Their blemish mask always finish whenever i wanted to buy them.

There is pictures instruction on the back of the packet.  Good for people who doesn't like to read too much.

Instruction to apply the mask: Apply to a cleaned face and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash face when the colour turned light blue.



Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask is made from natural ingredients and you will get two sachets for the price of one.  It is one of the range under Face Food.  Yeah, they actually have few range. ^ ^  You will be spoilt with all the choices.

The dead sea mineral mud mask clean the skin with seaweed, aloe vera, kaolin, glycerin, dead sea salt, latic acid and bentonite clay which i think are all good ingredients for oily or combination skin.  I wouldn't suggest one to use it for dry skin.  The instruction is in form of picture which it easy to read.  Even lazy bump like me can understand the simple instruction.  Don't leave a mud or clay mask on the face more than the suggested time or it will be super drying.  The skin might even peel later.

The packet comes in two packet which is easy since mud can dry fast if you don't use all at once.  One packet is enough for one usage on my face.  It is also for travelling.  One don't have to carry one big jar during travelling ^^.


The Dead sea mineral Mud mask is actually blue and smell like those blue hair cream that our father or brother would put on their hair.  It is fine with me but some may not like it.  The texture is mud like and so it is easy to apply and wash off.  It doesn't stain the towel too.  There is also the cooling feeling once you apply it on the face and it is more cooling when you wash it of.  I do love the feeling very much.  The clay does absorb all the oil and made my pores smaller.  The mask isn't that drying too(make sure you wash off after 15minutes) .  Although that it doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin, I don't find that the redness of my acne get reduced.  So, if you are looking to reduce pimples, i still think that the Blemish mud mask work the best ^ ^.



RM6.90(6mlX2) Made in UK.
For more information, please visit official website http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/.
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SUPPORT ESSE GIVES BACK CHARITY




Esse Organic Skincare, an eco-conscious skincare brand promoting a sustainable lifestyle, will be hosting a one day "Nature" themed charity art sale event. The artwork will be painted by children, for children. Proceeds from the artwork will be donated to SHELTER – Home for Children in Malaysia. We protect what we love. By encouraging our children to paint the beauty of nature, we are also teaching them to love our irreplaceable Mother Earth. We would like to invite you to come join us on the 19th July at Annexe Gallery, Central Market, to show your support for these amazing young artists and to SHELTER. Gallery can be view here and is available for bookings.

RSVP: Camy Ling | +6012-976 5737 | camyling@rocketmail.com Sales: Maria Yap | +6012-212 0371 | myap@zeccaltd.com

Date: 19th July 2013 Time: 11am to 7pm Location: ANNEXE Gallery, Gallery 2

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VIEW: DOES LAYERING SKINCARE PRODUCTS WORK TO ACHIEVE AN AMAZING SKIN?

LAYERING SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Sorry, am no pretty > <

I have been reading so much about skin layering and how about amazing that it could do to the skin.  Much to all those Korean rave about their skincare.  Well, for me it depends on your skin type and the products as well as the place that you are in.  The truth is I don’t think layering products does any amazing results to my skin at all.  Again I wouldn’t say that my skin is totally amazing 24/7 but it does get better.
I have been trying this “layering products after products” thinking that it will work out to heal, brighten, hydrate, anti ageing and prevent acne for I think as long as I remembered.  Not to mentioned the holes it leave inside my pocket to buy all those products claimed to be amazing after reading bloggers claimed that it did so much good to them.  Well, I would say all this “layering thing” doesn’t work at all for a person with my skin in my country having this kind of weather.
This is why I say so:

1)      Doesn’t work for Acne Prone Sensitive skin
Malaysia is really humid and hot so layering all those products on my skin cause clogged pores to a person with a sensitive& acne prone skin like me.  Instead of getting baby like skin, I ended up with more pimples and more cystic acne because my skin is literary “drown” in all those skincare products.
No use of forcing the skin to “drink” all those up when it is still inflamed and sensitive skin means it is refusing to accept skincare products.  I would say keep it simple instead of layering products after products hoping that it work faster to achieve the desire effect.  Use products meant for sensitive acne prone skincare instead of too many skincare for different reasons.  You can tackle those problems later.
I am also working on getting rid of my sensitivity and dark spots now after I manage to get rid of my pimples.  Not to mentioned that you save money in the long run.  No use to buy so many products and not using them and ended up throwing them inside the bin.
I will only use a little moisturizer (emulsion) on my dry area and sunscreen in the morning.  At night, cleanser and after that essence or pimples gel if I have pimples or sleeping mask.  After all, it is only important to keep the skin hydrated instead drowning the skin.
I guess layering may work with those having dry skin so all those extras moisturizing does benefits but not for my skin. =(

2)       Too many Chefs  spoil the broth  
The title said it all.  Too much of a good thing spoil everything.  Imaging having 10 products on your skin and hoping everything will be absorbed 70% by the skin?  I don’t think so.  Imagine if I force you to have 10 full course tailored made with all the nutrient meal for dinner and hoping that you will have amazing skin and body by the end of the 7 days.  I am sure I will puke or throw away the meal when someone is not looking.  Well, that says the same about the skin.  I don’t think that the skin will able to “drink” everything up as the purpose of skin is to protect the skin from outside attack and not to “eat” everything up.  We have our mouth to do that.  That is why diets play major roles as well as our lifestyle while skincare products are aids to achieving a beautiful skin.
Moreover, how much do you know about the ingredients inside those products that doesn’t deactivated the other supposedly amazing products?  Most of us are not doctors , pharmacist or people who are able to decoded all the ingredients inside the products.   I admit I can’t and I have only learned the ingredients that clogged my pores through trial and errors.  So, even finding just one skincare products that is suitable for us is already taking so much time and what more if we need to find the right mixture of 10 products for our skin?  That we haven’t added up with the technique to apply and the changes in our skin.  Gosh, I think it can take me forever since my skin is just so picky and I can only afford drugstore products for the time being.
I guess not many people will believe me since most will choose to have the placebo effect (means having more on the skin will make the skin look better) 


I went to a few facials and ended up dissatisfied because many of these so called experts claimed that having so many products on the skin will help me to get rid of my sensitivity and not thinking about my acne prone problem. Those products are not free.  Even if it is free, I will still dislike it.  Well, it doesn’t make my skin amazing and those layering products caused me to break out.  However, the breakout wasn’t that bad, I was happy that I didn’t buy any of the products.  It confirmed that my skin dislike “layering” even when everyone said that layering does the skin wonders.

Sorry, it just doesn’t work for me.  I prefer to keep it simple and easy on my pocket too.

What says you on this topic?  Or do you like layering skincare products?


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REVIEW ON HEAVEN ON EARTH MINIATURE VIALS (WITH SWEET ORANGE OIL)

Thanks to HiShop, i was selected to review the Heaven On Earth Minature Vials.  This is an online shop that sell various item that are originals plus their customer service is really fast and they ship worldwide.  Their products comes securely even if it is just a small vial.

I got my Heaven on Earth Miniature Vials comes in a secure rose pink box.  The box is hard and it really protect the products inside.





Ermm, the box is quite big compare to the small content inside the box.  The necklaces is wrapped securely inside the box.  Three layers- a hard box, a bubbles wrap and also the plastic wrap. =)  There is the symbol of Heaven On Earth on the plastic wrap along with sticker written (with sweet orange oil ).


here is the cute miniature vials


This are the details from the website
Polymer Clay Miniature Vial:
- Can be worn as a necklace or hung in the car, home or office
- Holds up to 0.5ml of essential oils
- Necklace length: maximum 32" (adjustable)
- Allows diffusion of aromatherapy oils and unique fragrance throughout the day
- Best worn as necklace to get the effects of the essential oils as it evaporates throughout the day. -

See more at: http://www.hishop.my/heaven-on-earth/heaven-on-earth-essential-oil-sweet-orange-5ml

the vials come with the sweet orange essential oil.the vial allows the diffusing of the essential oil
Pretty right?  It can be a fashion statement.  Why wear the same as your friend right?




Adjust the beads to lengthen or shorten the string according to your liking


The string are tied securely and i would say it is pretty.  One can adjust the strings to make it longer or shorter by pulling at the two beads.  It is easy to adjust it without help.  I was wondering how to adjust it since most necklaces has clasp.

Love using this as necklace very much.  Pretty, cute, fashion statement, goodness of essential oil and most important smelling like my favourite fruit =)  . Love love love.

the vial that look like bottle is about 2 x 1cm

There are some people who hates the smell of oranges but i love them very much.  Most children happens to like the citrusy smell too because it calming and familiar.

Sweet Orange essential oils offer a lot of health benefits and therapeutic properties.  For examples, relieve stress, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, improves digestion increase the absorption of vitamin C, anti-Cancer, promotes detoxification and also help in skin treatment for soothing dry, irritated skin as well as acne prone skin.  With so much benefits of orange essential oil, no wonder it is one of children favourite scent as it is the smell of happiness and joy.

I love the smell of oranges and also the fruit itself.  The smell of sweet orange oil is also the same the real orange itself just that it is more concentrate.  One can smell citrusy and sweet smell of orange but it is not that overpowering until you feel dizzy.  The pendant itself which is made of polymer clay is really pretty & colourful.  I wore it as necklace to test the ability and it does help to chase away mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes just love my blood too much and their bites stay on forever. >  <


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REVIEW ON OSLEE ROSEHIP BB CREAM HD FLAWLESS SPF 26 PA++


The BB cream smell of rose.  For me, the coverage is light.  It quite watery and leave a dewy effect on my skin.  I don't really like bb cream as they tend to stick to my specs and this is no exception.  It just stick to my specs and i have to clean my glasses so often.  After a few hours of application, the bb cream started to show dry patches on some part of my face which i do not like.

the swatches


It does cover a little of the redness but not all.

My light scars still can be seen even after few layers of bb cream.  Overall, i don't really like the bb cream.  The only thing i like is the smell and that the bb cream suits the colour of my skin.  I just don't like that it has a very light coverage.  If you do not have redness problem like i do and just need something light, it will suits you.  I prefer something with heavier coverage on the days i have "bad day" skin.

50ml for RM129.90.  Oslee products are made in Hong Kong
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REVIEW ON TEBE LAVISH SOAP BAR


The Simunovich Olive Estate in the Bombay Hills, 50 kilometres from Auckland City, produces premium quality extra virgin olive oil and an extensive range of olive oil skin care and beauty products.  Their Olive & Tebe skin care offer natural, safe skin care, perfect for the whole family.

Their products are:
 Ph Balanced
 Made with natural ingredients
 Made with pure spring water from the estate
 Fast absorbing, non-greasy formulations
 Nutrient-rich, concentrated formulations
 Recyclable and reusable packaging
 Not tested on animals
 Gentle and Suitable for all skin types
 Formulated in small amounts for greater quality
 Pleasantly scented using natural hypoallergenic fragrances

The soap came with a nice paper environmental paper box.  I can smell the soap even before taking out the soap.  It just smell so good.


The soap is wrap up with a logo of the manufactured, Simunovich Olive Estate.  Even the papers is full with the logo.


The lavish soap bar is white oval one.

I had stop using soap since years ago after getting allergic with some soap.  However, i was quite interested with this soap that can be use daily on the face and body that i decided to buy it.  It is suitable for sensitive skin like mine.  Another reason was this soap smell so amazing that i just want to eat it up ^^.  So, the moment i got a soap tray, i use it up.  You can actually use it for face and body-perfect as a 2 in 1 soap.  People in the olden days used soap for their face and body.  ^^  However, most soaps now are really harsh but Tebe Lavish soap is a special soap that can bring you back to those time.

The soap offers brightening, softening,purifying and antioxidant properties.  They are free from mineral oils,parabens, artificail colourants&fragrance, silicones and animal products.  So it totally safe for our skin. Even children can use them as their bathing soap as children have unpolluted soft skin.  I have breakout from before so my skin is still sensitive. Currently i have acne prone+ sensitivity.  Not really a good combination for a fair skin.

I had use for a few weeks on my face.  It does clean my face plus my makeup. It doesn't break me out or cause my skin to turn red.  I am still in the healing process recovering from acne so my skin is still quite sensitive and a little pink. i don't find my skin becomes any softer but it is excellent in cleansing the oil on my t-zone.  Oiler skin would benefits from this cleanser more than i do.  I used the cleanser once per day after that and find it better in reducing the oil on my t-zone.  It may not be suitable for dry skin (on the face).  I tried it on my dry body and find that it doesn't dry my skin but it is not that moisturising either.  So, i think it is okay.

I love the smell of the soap very much.  It is really soothing and the smell is still the same even after using it for 1 month.  It doesn't turn rancid or smell weird even after weeks.

Overall, this is an expensive soap bar but since you can use it for face and body(last for 3months) and that make it worth the price.  It can last one for 6 months if use on face alone.  Don't leave the soap wet or let it soak with a lot of water as it may breed  bacteria.



TEBE LAVISH SOAP BAR retails at 170G, RM68  .  Made in Simunovich Olive Estate, New Zealand


Olive & Tebe are available exclusively at the following locations in Malaysia:
theSkintopic, Level 5, P5.12.00, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 03-2142 9988
theSkintopic, Lower Ground Floor, Lot LGC01, Subang Parade, Tel: 03-5638 2988
theSkintopic, PF3 First Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Tel: 03-6205 8828
Olive & Tebe counter, Metrojaya Mid Valley Megamall
Olive & Tebe counter, Metrojaya The Curve

For more information, visit www.theskintopic.com.my or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/theSkintopic.



This is not a sponsored review.  Bought it with a voucher and top up on my own.  So, i don't know how to put this?  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON BURT'S BEES LIP SHIMMER STRAWBERRY



If you a person who is paranoid about having something chemical on your lips, then maybe you should try Burt's Bees Lip range.  Their products are 100% natural.  Lips shimmer provides lipbalm effect on the lips plus colour and shimmering effect on the lips.  They have a lot flavour to choose from. Strawberry is one of their newest range.

The colour of Burt's bees Lip Shimmer Strawberry-pale strawberry






As i got it from the post, i think the heat from the process of delivering had cause some defect to the lip balm.
T_T  .  I couldn't put it back inside the stick.  So, i had to put the lip balm into the container.  Luckily nothing else happened.  The name Strawberry is based on the colour of the lip shimmer and not the taste.  It is natural pink and the shimmer is just nice.  It won't make one look like a having a diamond on the lips.  It would suits everyone and is a daily colour.  One can layer it to achieve more shimmer and colour.

I love the minty and cooling feeling of the lip shimmer that lasted for about 30 minutes.  It is also moisturising on the lips.  Just that the colour doesn't last long.  Well, i don't expect that from any lipbalm unless they really put in some permanent colour that may stain or be dangerous to our health.  If you lick it, there is some sweet taste but i don't like the aftertaste of the lip shimmer on my tongue.


Here is some photos of me with the lip shimmer-strawberry.

Overall, i think that the colour is not that amazing but it suitable for nude makeup or to pair up with smokey eyes or even daily use.  Sorry cause i do not put up any makeup(not even bb cream) so i think i just look "normal" with this lip shimmer.


RM34.80 for 2.6g

For more information, please visit Burt's Bees website.   This is not a sponsored review.  I got this from a giveaway.  Thanks to Juniper Journal for the giveaway. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON ETUDE HOUSE SWEET RECIPE CUPCAKE ALL OVER COLOR BLUEBERRY CHEESE CAKE

Korean products are known for their very pretty packaging with affordable price and cuteness especially Etude House.  Personally, i had never tried Etude House products before.  I only get to know about Korean products when someone rave about them to me at point of time( the The Faceshop Raspberry Roots and Laneige).  Still, i do not like to buy items from the counters for some reasons.  I still prefer drugstore or Sephora where i can see, check and test everything to my heart content. However, that doesn't stop me from wanting to know about Korean products.


This is from the sweet Recipe where everything resembles A Sweet Cupcakes Shop.  I was intrigued by this cute 3 in 1 cupcakes when i see this online.  The name itself is like mouthful.  So, when i got this blueberry cheese cake that looks really pink with a hint of blue, i was ecstatic.  In the past, i had only tried Elianto products.  So, the cupcake itself smell much like blueberry cheesecake which was one of my favourite dessert but not exactly the same.  I guess it is hard to duplicate the smell of cheese into makeup.


So, here is the photo of the  ETUDE HOUSE SWEET RECIPE CUPCAKE ALL OVER COLOR BLUEBERRY CHEESE CAKE
inside the plastic



without the plastic cover


Top view

the colour is pinkish blue

this is with just cupcake all over color blueberry cheese cake.  It is pink.

I tried it on my lips and it looks bluish pink on me.  I look quite pale with this colour on my lips.  The balm turned to powder the moment it touches my lip.  I have to apply so many layer of lip balm before and after on my lip and still the colour run to my lips creases.  It only look better after tinting it with a colour lipgloss but i didn't show it here.  Overall, i don't suggest one to apply it on the lip unless you have super hydrated lips.  My lip chaps too easily even with just lipstick.  The cupcake colour also doesn't last long on the lips.  It disappeared the moment i eat.

me with the blueberry cheese cake on lips, cheek and eye shadow




The colour makes it good for eyeshadow and also blusher.  For eyeshadow, do apply primer first as the colour fade off fast with oily lids like mine.  The pinkish blusher makes it good for Gyaru, cute makeup or makeup for Barbie.  It also provide a healthy glow to the skin and last long without fading.

So, for the prices, i would say that it only works as a blush and eyeshadow.   I think it is hard to make one makeup product that works on the lips, cheek and also eyes as the skin at these area are different.  Again, who wouldn't want to just just carry that one makeup products that works for all since it really save space and weight for travelling.

For more information, please visit official website  Etude Malaysia. .

This is not a sponsored review.  I got this from Juniper Journal beauty box giveaway .  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON MY BEAUTY DIARY STRAWBERRY MILK MASK

so cute and lovely




I am sure that My Beauty Diary is what people mostly use.  A friend told me that MBD is much cheaper in Taiwan than in Malaysia and her aunt brought back a lot.  Even when i go to Watsons or Guardian, i would see girls checking out which MBD to buy since there are so many choices.

My beauty Strawberry Milk Mask is so cute with the Hello Kitty adorning the mask packet.  Well, too cute for me to throw away.
it is not that big but because my face is small =(

Strawberry Milk Mask is for whitening and smoothing and suitable for all skin types especially for dull and tired skin.  The mask sheets is really much thinner than other MBD that i had tried.  However, one thing i don't particular like is that the mask can't hold much of the essence and it tend to drip all over my clothes because i am sitting down at my laptop typing.  Maybe, one should be lying down on the bed when using the mask.  One can put them in the fridge for 20 minutes before using for more cooling feeling ^^.

The mask smell of strawberry milk and the essence is clear watery.  The mask does moisturise my skin and cool my skin but the effect doesn't last long so maybe applying moisturiser or sleeping mask over the skin after the mask would be better to retain the moisture on the skin.



The packet content 23ml and it is made in Taiwan.


For more information, please visit My Beauty Diary Malaysia .
I got this from My Beauty Diary Malaysia contest.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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TIPS: MY ALLERGIES AND WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE SKIN ALLERGY

Once upon a time, I do not have any skin allergy since I can eat crabs, prawns and even eat squid without getting the itchiness or red itchy bumps later on the skin unlike all my other family members. Yes, everyone in family has skin allergy and their symptoms + causes are different too.  I thought I am the special one blessed with no skin allergy other than the terrible breakout i had for 10 years.  Heck, NOW I got it too *sob sob*.   My family “welcome” me with open arms into the “group with skin allergies”.  Yes, it turned out my late bloomer skin allergy is bad too.

I do not consider having acne a type of skin allergy unless it got to do with using the wrong skincare or cosmetics products.  I broke out big time lasting for 10 years starting from secondary schools as a results of deprive sleeping and not using the correct products.  Once your flawless skin is “destroyed”, basically it will take double the amount of time for it to get better.   I made 180 degree changes to my life style, diet and skincare products.  I invested money, time and a lot of effort too.  That is why my mum said that I am “vain” cause since then I am always in search for skincare products.  So believe me it is hard work on my part and I am of course I envy everyone with perfect flawless skin especially when they tell you the secret to their skin is  “I just drink enough water everyday”.

Sorry for straying, allergy can be cause by many factors such as using the wrong products and there are many types of allergy reaction.  To name few of them are seborrheic dermatitis,  atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and diaper rashes.  Overall, all allergies have one common thing is that there is changes to the current skin into something else.  For examples, it become red, swell, itch or even changes structures of the skin like weeping or redness.

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So sorry for this photo.  This is the only photo with the only broken phone with me at the that time.  My arm look i got involved with some sort of car accident.  This only the second day and it already look like this =(  .


What I wanted to share with you today is the products for the two serious allergies that I had.
The first time i had an allergy with dust and eaten the wrong food i guess.  My arms become itchy.  I went to see the doctor after three days and he gave the strongest ointment for allergy (clobetasol).  He told to only apply it only once after bathing in warm water and discontinued it the moment the allergy subsided (maximum usage is for two days) or my skin will become too thin later.  If it is too thin, i will even develop more skin problem that is eczema and with more scars later.  Lucky i listen to his advice.  The reason for the allergy was because i ate some seafood plus dirty dust.

i still keep the boxes although they expire already.

The second was last year somewhere end of October.  I didn't take any photo because it was really too ugly and too much in pain that all i can think is just sleep all the time to avoid the pain.  As the second allergy I had was on my eyes, i couldn't use anything on my eyes at all.  Everyone was so shocked with my bulging bleeding and bloodshot eyes.  I looked like a monster!   The first normal doctor prescribed me the strongest antihistamine medicine but it doesn't help with the swelling.  I went to the second eyes specialist located 3 hours drive away and was in so much of pain until I couldn’t see well at all even with my glasses on.  I got a lot of stares from others but I couldn't be bothered at all.  The Eyes Surgeon gave me two eyes medicine for me.  One is the antibiotic as he said one of my eyes is already infected with bacteria and both of my both of eyes already have sign or cuts inside.  The second is to reduce the swelling.  He said I don’t need any tablets to eat as it won’t help my eyes.  Believe me, only then my eyes swelling reduces by a lot even from the moment i put them into my eyes!  My mum was so worried that i might even go blind.

 By the 2 days, the pain disappeared.  It is just the peeling red skin take some to heal.  By the end of the 3rd weeks my eyes allergy were gone but my face was not even looking good since I don’t use anything on my face for one whole month.(yeah, horror) and i look ugly but i couldn't be bothered.  I only wash my face with plain water and Cetaphil(even Simple aggravate my skin).

You can find simple products like the Calamine lotion in the local pharmacy to temporary relief the itch.  Unless the allergies is as bad as mine, then only asked for the strongest ointment and antihistamine which I got.  Those ointment for allergies contains steroid and will actually thin your skin if you use too much and leave you with more scars when heal.  I have a little scars left because of the allergies as i waited for two days before i really get treatment.

Temporary relief: Calamine lotion, green tea, coconut water and yogurt drink.  Bath in warm water (not hot or cold).  Avoid anything with alcohol including aloe vera.  Aloe vera doesn’t work for my skin allergies but it work wonderful for sunburn.

Things to avoid: dust, meat, dairy, milk and scratching the allergies not matter how itchy it is.  

The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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REVIEW ON THE SMURFS STRAWBERRY LIP BALM





Looking at the cute smurfs, i just do want to open it but i really chapped lips and this just arrived on the right time since i am in need of lipbalm.  If Korean like to bring mist around, i am the type that need many lip balms.  I just can't stand my chapped and ugly lips.

Smurfs is one of the cartoon i had watched when i was a kid and had read their comics although i couldn't really comprehend much of their jokes cause my English was so bad then.  Nevertheless the cartoon is really cute and they are blue.  Blue is my favourite colour since it is the colour of the ocean and sky.




There is clear direction on the back for those first time user.  I am totally clueless what is a lipbalm when i was in secondary school.  The first three ingredients are oleyl alcohol, petrolatum,microcrystalline wax.  These ingredients are very moisturizing for the lips but can clogged if you accidentally apply on the side of the lips.

You will need to twist the cap and break the seal.  Then remove the seal which actually the sticker written with "sealed for protection".  The content of the lip balm is baby pink.  It smell of those bubblegum strawberry too.  If you lick it (which is not recommended) , you will notice that it is sweet.  However, it left me with an uncomfortable feeling at my tongue.

Overall, it is much moisturising than the Kose Pure Medicated Moisture Lip UV cut which i haul in my Sasa shopping last year.  I just don't like strawberry flavour much and the after taste it will leave inside my mouth.

It is disributed by Lotta Luv.  The products are made in Taiwan.



RM32 for 4.2g.  You can get it from Supermodel Secrets


I got the product through an event organized by Supermodel Secrets  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.



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REVIEW ON ELIZABETH ARDEN CERAMIDE GOLD ULTRA RESTORATIVE CAPSULES


Ceramides, collagen, elastin and essential nutrients are said to contribute to skin's healthy beautiful skin but can be compromised by age and environmental aggression.  That is why baby' skin is so smooth and soft.=)
Our skin actually age everyday but we can delay the process.  I am already at the age where everyone started to use anti aging products.  I am not that worry when i was a teenager about wrinkles but now i am worry that one day i will wake up and shock myself with wrinkly lines on my face.  No one likes looking their real age, not me =( .

So, rambling aside.  this is known as the Gold standard and won the Best New Intensive Skincare Treatment, June 2012 for Singapore: Elle Beauty It List 2012.




The capsules is soft and some people can use two or three times per capsule.  However, do not wait too long to finish the capsules or you will find greenish moss growing  on it later especially in humid place like Malaysia. *Yuck*

The capsules look luxurious and beautiful

ELIZABETH ARDEN CERAMIDE GOLD ULTRA RESTORATIVE CAPSULES
The oil is clear yellowish. 


Here is the list of ingredients
All Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isostearic Acid, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 6 Ii, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Oleic Acid, Hexadecanolactone.

As the first ingredient is dimethicone, it is very hydrating to the skin.  My skin loves this  oil.  The oil smell okay to me.  I didn't mind the smell since it absorb fast into my skin if i massage it.  My skin becomes really hydrated and soft after that.  I only used them at night since i am afraid that people will see me with an oily face at day time.  However,  I tried it at day once and it doesn't make my face oily at all.  In fact it look more like me using a light moisturiser.  I  use them on their own but you can also choose to apply moisturiser after that.  I don't really like to layer my skincare since the ingredients in one skincare may offset the other.  You don't want your skin not able to achieve the benefits right?  Besides, it is the only way i can know which skincare products cause me allergy since i always change my skincare products.

I am not sure if i do look 10 years younger after using this since it is only 7 capsules.  Anyway,  prevention is better than cure.  Maintaining a young skin is better than trying to get rid of wrinkles.  So, start your anti aging earlier and don't wait until wrinkles start to appear.  That would be a little late *sob sob*.


I passed few of the capsules to my aunt and she loves it since it practically made her fine lines disappeared immediately.  Sorry, no photos for proof as she is very "shy".  This is one of the few products that she loves after i rave so much about them.

For more information, please visit Elizabeth Arden official website.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, 60 capsules retails at RM320.  They are found in Sephora.


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum is from May Bag of love  and many thanks to The Butterfly Project-Beauty Blogger

Products are sponsored by Bag of Love
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