Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mamonde FINALLY in Malaysia!

Might be a few weeks late to announce this lol but i am going to include a major news in this post as well, so do read on to find out what's the surprise i have in store for you Korean fans!
Just earlier this month Mamonde, a Korean beauty brand under Amore Pacific that all of us beauty enthusiast has been waiting for has finally opened its doors to Malaysians.
Nothing makes our country's birthday month more special with endless arrays of good news like this launch, PokemonGo finally in Malaysia and the recent Rio Olympics!
Fruitful month for Malaysia indeed, despite 2016 didn't start off too great but at least progress shown over the past few months seems promising, so can't wait till end of the year now :D

Those of you who missed my previous post on Mamonde, feel free to read about it here: CLICK ME!
It has swatches that you girls might find useful especially if you can't decide on which make up product to get!



This is Mamonde's first ever outlet in Malaysia, and of course they are looking to expand very soon as their recent Facebook update there's been hints written all over it lol.
Do hope it would be their flagship store next, so we can see x2 times more product range than you find in their current outlet inside AEON, One Utama.
Not complaining about anything, it's just nice to see more stuff being introduced, giving us an opportunity to explore Mamonde further especially on what it has to offer us :)

But they do have quite a handful of their star products in their Aeon counter, so if you are new to this brand, please do head over to give them a try and mark my word when i say that you'll fall in love with their quick absorbing, non sticky and faintly flower scented skincare range!
After all this brand is indeed inspired by flowers, so in every product you'll find that each of them has nature Incorporated its formula making it the first ever skincare brand that uses only flowers as its key ingredient.

Was waiting patiently for those yellow drapes to go down lol!

Finally it's OFFICIAL!


Not gonna say much about it as the photos are already self explanatory lol, but here is some info that might send you running down to Mamonde counter immediately (if you haven't just yet), from the day they launched till 31st August 2016, Mamonde is giving out tons of freebies daily like skincare samples, facial masks and these doesn't even require purchase! All you gotta do is get your Facebook ready by liking their official page: www.facebook.com/Mamonde.MY to redeem your freebies.

For purchases you will be rewarded even more, with every purchase of RM180, you'll be entitled ro redeem a 25ml lotus micro cleansing oil & a limited edition mamonde coin purse. For purchases above RM350, you'll be getting a full 5pcs trial kit set alongside with a Mamonde floral recycle bag.



Get the cushion! Highly recommended :D 



They are also having special prices for their skincare sets with rewards to meet their Mamonde ambassador, Korean actress- Park Shin Hye in October!
YES!! This was the good news mentioned at the start of this post, we actually thought that she would be here to grace the launch but was disappointed when we found out she isn't in Malaysia that day. But that didn't dampen our hopes on meeting her as they are saving her appearance for October during their next store launch!
So to stand a chance to meet Park Shin Hye in person, just purchase any of their exclusive beauty sets and get a try in their lucky draw box, for more info please do visit their counter.
  • First energy lucky box
  • Floral power of 5 skincare set
  • Floral Power of 5 Make up set
Wishing all customers good luck and thank you Mamonde Malaysia for inviting me!

To learn more about Mamonde, you can also read about it on their website: www.mamondegarden.my


I've got this set, but haven't had time to try it out yet so no reviews from my side lol but heard from my other blogger friends who already used it, that this Honeysuckle is really good! It's function is for Revitalizing as the plant has the ability to absorb and distribute nutrients to vital parts of the skin.



XOXO,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush Review- Sheer Goodness

Please don't hate me (certain someone) for the long delayed post lol, but it's alright i'll love you guys no matter what XD
Another lip related post, i know that my lips looks so kissable (cheh! perasan lol) in photos that's why i end up reviewing tons of lip related products haha, on the bright side my lil parasite will be showered with endless amount of kisses everyday from his vain pot mom!
So I am constantly on a lookout for good colored lipsticks that isn't too sticky so that i can "kiss", actually eat & drink more because who else to kiss at the moment without having to worry about stained bottled and cups. Today, we'll be testing out Maybelline's Lip Flush series, initially was eyeing their latest 3 tone bar lipsticks, but probably another time since i have this first :)




So what's special about this lipsticks?
They aren't exactly your average pigmented lipsticks, feels more like tinted lipbalm in my opinion compared to lipsticks as the colors are sheer with the right amount of shine to make one's lips looks extra plummer than usual, and if you lipsticks don't makes your lips look kissable then please throw that thing away. It's practically useless lol.

The whole point of lipsticks is to define and accentuate your lip shape to make them look more fuller like the queen of bee stung lips- Angelina Jolie.
Everyone wants her lips, except me of course because i personally feel her lips might swallow an entire face whenever she's trying to kiss someone lol, sorry i sound so mean but that's how it looks like to me! XD
I am happy with my small Asian lips and wouldn't trade anything in the world for them.
But one of my problems is having too pale complexion, as a result i look haggard (not enough sleep of course la!) and lifeless like a corpse. My main reason of wearing make up isn't to exactly cover my flaws but to give some "life" into it or else people will ask me if i am sick or not lol.


Got them in these 3 colors! 
But it's available in 6 beautiful shades actually.


Lip flush series's formula contains shea butter which moisturizers your lips the whole day and with the faint hues, you can top up the color on top of each other without worrying about it looking too heavy on your lips. It's made to give your lips a natural finishing touch of color while you go wild on your eyeshadows (eye make up), plus the colors are made using food pigment instead of the usual cosmetic grade color pigments and food pigment colors are known to attract people due to their "delicious" looking shades that triggers the mind of consumers (law of attraction) lol. 

Since it's already so moisturizing enough, i find myself using this without the aid of a lipbalm base since my chapped lips is immediately smoothen out whenever i apply this on to complete my simple everyday look!
But it does stain my cups and bottles slightly whenever i drink, the colors are sheer so don't expect it to last on your lips the whole day like those lip stains lol as i've been stressing this isn't your average thick lipstick formula but a tinted lipbalm.

From Left: Pink, Red & Coral
My pick would be the pink (PK04) because it' gives my lips a natural hint of pink and barely looks like i am having any lipstick on yet my lips looks so "juicy". Somehow the shades between red & orange there isn't much difference probably one is just lighter than the other but i am definitely convinced this is more of a tinted lip balm than a lipstick lol.

It's available at your nearest drugstore (Guardian/ Watsons/ Caring/ Aeon Wellness) price at only RM24.90 each. 
Maybelline is always so affordable and the amount of variety they provide is endless! That's what i love about this drugstore brand, if you are a make up beginner and on a budget, i would recommened you try this brand first before exploring further! :)
My first make up product back in 2006 was also from Maybelline, gosh..can't believe I've been a faithful user of their products for 10 years already!

For more Maybelline updates follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaybellineMalaysia

Next target are these babies!
They are the next generation of LIP FLUSH series called "Bitten Lips" Lipstick (smells like watermelon too), it creates an immediate ombre (gradient) effect like those Korean/ Japanese make up trends!


So pretty! *v*




XOXO,

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Surprise!


More Innisfree goodness for 2016!
When it comes to Korean skincare products, nothing works better on sensitive skin like Innisfree because they are made from the natural goodness for Jeju Island without damaging the ecosystem. Innisfree is an eco-friendly beauty brand who plays their part in contributing back to nature in every possible way so that's why they have recycling rewards for their customers to encourage them to bring back their innisfree product containers instead of simply discarding them.
In their jeju factory, everything is thought out thoroughly from production to manufacturing, making sure that their beloved mother nature isn't harm in any way while producing their products because they rely heavily on mother nature's resources, without it there would be no Innisfree products :-p


Personalized gifts are always the best, don't you agree?
One of the main product line to battle pore problems is their Volcanic range, around July they have introduced a new family member to their ever expanding range and this time it's the Volcanic Clay Mousse!
Thanks to its mousse-like texture, its supposed to have a better pore care effect compared to their clay mask which i am currently using whenever my face feels extra oily.
Since molecules of mousse are technically much smaller than smallest pores, it helps clean out our pores easily inside out more effectively. 

It also helps reduce excess sebum and fine dust resting on top of our skin that usually causes our clogged pores. Volcanic scoria is known to have twice as much nutrients and stronger sebum control capability than their other famous soil family members like mud and red clay.
It is available in all Innisfree outlets in Malaysia, priced at RM70 for a 100ml bottle which should last about 3 months+ with weekly usage.
Not sure how this product is going to fare for my pores since my blackhead and pore problems are under control at the moment thanks to Tansan Soda Spa foam lol.
Gotta test it out on my other siblings instead to see whether it is as effective as their previous clay mask which i reviewed last year (still loving it!), you can read about Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask HERE.



My current Volcanic family is growing steadily! Not to say that i have really oily skin as this line is more recommended for those but that doesn't stop me from using their face scrub for exfoliating purposes since it's mild enough not to cause my skin to peel off unlike my previous St.Ives peach scrub which is more suitable for other parts of the body except my face as i have very thin and sensitive skin.

Explains alot on why it peels and feels raw frequently whenever i use new products on my skin, well at least i know what i CAN and CAN'T use whenever i am being approached for reviews now :)
So far Innisfree works great for my skin, tried quite a number of their range, emptied up couple of their bottles (still waiting for me to bring them back to the outlets for recycling lol) my favorite yet to date is still the Green Tea Seed and Tangerine series, as for make up it's most definitely their Innisfree Long Wear cushion as it has the right amount of coverage for my skin to go without concealer!
Not a huge fan of their water glow (more lighter coverage) as my skin ain't exactly "scar free" from pimples lol, it's more suitable for those who are blessed with damn good skin.


Sebum problems no more with Jeju Volcanic series and from 15th August to 30th September, with every purchase of Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask, you will receive an extra Super Pore Tightening Mask as well!

Take advantage of their opening promo prices to try out their best sellers (which are also my favs lol)


For those who aren't aware, Innisfree Malaysia is opening their 4th Outlet in Suria KLCC (more reasons for me to visit since near my workplace) this coming Friday, 19th August!
Congratulations Innisfree on your steady growth, soon you guys will the No.1 Korean skincare brand in Malaysia :)  More updates and progress do follow them on their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/innisfreeMYS
They usually have interesting giveaways, promotion updates and event invites to give out!


Eating my chocolate pores haha, Koreans are so creative! 
Thank you for the limited edition choco balls Innisfree Malaysia, they are delicious!

How to enjoy your Super Volcanic Clay Mousse, should probably take their advice and try it out tonight lol, sadly my only comfortable thing is the floor since my house doesn't have any furniture except my low Japanese table which my laptop sits on.


Read my other related Innisfree Posts:-



XOXO,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Markets'19 Experience as a Vendor

I do wish time would slow down abit, with a blink of an eye it's already almost the weekend and i've yet to unpack my stuff from last weekend's markets'19 bazaar lol, not sure if i am just slow or time is messing around with me. How it's like to finally be a part of  the bazaar you have attended throughout the years, here's my take on being a vendor for 2 days in one of the biggest lifestyle bazaar in Klang Valley. It's totally a different experience from having a booth a ClosetStyles's bazaar last month but i did learn a thing or two from there, so during Markets i came prepared with cash change and packing my stuff into trolley luggage rather than boxes :)

After my previous struggle (until need 3 people to help out) transporting boxes of clothing from my car to the venue and back again, i know understand why vendors just used super huge luggage bags and dump everything in there, also at the end of the day it's easier to just close the bag, zip up and go home rather than folding one by one and putting them back into the boxes. So for those of you planning to participate in future events, just bring along a trolley luggage, at least that doesn't break your arm from lugging it around lol and i gotta learn that the hard way = =;;


My lil companion for both days, this is the cutest bag ever and it fits alot of stuff while acting as a mini pillow for my head too :-P
For those interested to purchase, you may visit Parallèle Paraíso to get'em. Or you can even drop by their booth during Animangaki 2016, Sunway end of this month to purchase directly and save on postage fees.

Observing the event from a total different point of view does give me a better insight on how bazaars like these works, and all i can say is how much i admire all the vendors there who attends one bazaar after another from weekend to weekend for the sake of getting their brand exposure especially those artisan/ handmade product brands. Mad respect for you guys wei, i alone can't even function properly after getting home from the first day but had to drag myself out of bed to cover for the 2nd day of Markets lol. 
But no doubt this whole experience as a person who don't usually do this kind of stuff as i prefer to attend these bazaars as a shopper so i can browse through all the booths and enjoy m
yself rather than stress out over making sales out of my booth (not meant to be sales person lol).


The crowd was unusually small this round compared to previous markets i've attended but still see some familiar vendors who have participated in almost every single Markets installment. And this year since Pokemon was released on the same weekend, not surprising if everyone went pokemon hunting instead of coming to the bazaar lol XD

It's funny though opening a second hand booth at the bazaar because all the vendors there are selling their own brands products or offering services but guess that's what makes the bloggers corner slightly more unique, call us the bargain bin area lol wtf.
Having friends in the same area, sharing your boredom misery during non peak hours of the bazaar sure is fun since we were busy updating each other on the pokemons near our booths, most people even come to our area is just to catch pokemon and not look at our stuff, sad man seeing everyone so glued to their phone screen lol

Oh well..if it weren't for the sudden release of pokemon, think sales performance would have been slightly much better since no one would be looking at their phones 24/7 while walking :)


Check out all the stuff i have to clear, price starting from RM1 onwards and nothing above RM50 for clothes & shoes.

The crowd attendance during the 1st day was definitely wayyyy better compared to the 2nd day as i didn't even have time to sit down nor eat till it was all over, but on the 2nd day i could still walk around while we (bloggers) took turns to go check out Markets & catch pokemons lol.
Funny that despite our prices are already so low, there are still people who insists on ridiculous price negotiation (basically asking FOC already la), makes me wonder how some sellers deal with these kind of people during bazaars.
I know that the corner i was in is made for bargain stuff, but that doesn't mean one have to throw away their logic and common sense to get stuff a dirt cheap prices right? Sometimes i question humans (technically Malaysians) where's their sense of dignity when it comes to sale or discounts.



It's nice meeting fellow mom-to-be as well! 
Thank you so much for dropping buy & purchasing :)

Okay, now let me tell you this facepalm story of this really "cina cina" type of auntie who would stop at nothing till she haggles things down to the very last cent. Sounds familiar? Or you have encountered a similar situation before?

Then read on:-

My purpose of even dragging my tired body out to sell at this bazaar is to collect funds for my lil parasite, so far i am grateful from all the earnings i've gotten from my hard work of trying to sell of most of my new and preloved items at low prices so selling more stuff is necessary here since the earning margin is low (more losses than earnings), or i won't be able to cover back certain costs.
I usually don't mind giving extra discounts to buyers who purchase 3 items and above,  on top of that i also hand out free beauty products to thank them for their purchases.

But on the first day there was this particular aunty (from far can see is the troublemaker type) who came by with her daughter, not wanting to judge the book by its cover i decided to treat them all the same with smiles and attend to every single inquiry they had. First i offered her to look through my beauty stash that priced only from RM1-5, even offered her my seat so she can browse comfortably but what i did not noticed till it was too late she opened up my new products damaging the new seals without even purchasing anything from that box, wtf lady? Is it necessary to do that, you are not a 5 year old who doesn't know any better!

That was while her daughter sheepishly browse through my clothes picking up a few that would fit her petite frame nicely, this aunty joined her daughter and rudely grabbed the clothes from her asking how much was the prices of each and immediately asked me to discount a RM25 new zalora skirt for RM10 (wtf again), i told her that the most i can give is extra RM5 off this skirt as it was still new, but guess when you are a haggler like her you'll find every reason to justify the pricing like a small yellow stain (happens to white clothes when stored & not used for couple of months) which can be easily washed off so fine, i gave the skirt to her at RM10 with a condition if she purchase more than 3 items above. Off she went to raid my other beauty boxes and came across my brand new Clinque moisturizer which was selling for RM100 instead of RM150 (original price), she then demanded again to sell that brand new product for RM70, i have patience but this lady was really testing me to the max. Hello, even as a customer who are you to demand so much? If you are such a cheapsakte please do the world a favor and don't shop outside all, make people hate your for your terrible practices only.
Tried to reasoned with her that this product is brand new and you can't even get that price for a brand new manufactured product unless its clearance sale (near expiry), and the most i could give was an extra RM10 off, so that makes the moisturizer RM90 (my loss from RM150 ya wtf).

In the end she took up bunch of items which totaled up to RM150 mixtures of clothes and beauty products so i told her that i'll offer her a huge discount for her purchases, instead of RM150, she only has to pay RM120 (fair enough don't you guys think?). As i am already loosing and not profiting from this sales, but at least i can lessen the amount of stuff in my house.
Guess what? Instead of being grateful, she told me she would only pay RM70 and no more, wtf lady where is your brain? First thing i did was ask her daughter what does she think of her mother's unreasonable request (in a nice way of course) the daughter just looked down at her feet and kept quiet. Pretty obvious even her own daughter is ASHAMED of having such a mother, if i had a mom like that i would immediately disown my own self than to learn her LOW ways. I'm dead serious about saying stuff like that.

At this point i just wanted to get this aunty away from my booth as her negative cheapskate aura is really bothering me alot and i was trying hard not to explode at her stupidity, so i offered RM100 for all and FINAL! Take it or leave it, at the price she was basically paying for only her moisturizer and getting all the clothes and other beauty products for free wtf man. And her comeback was a classic one, still insisted on her initial haggling price RM70, obviously i stood firm and said no because no one in the right mind would agree to such ridiculous amount. Heck she was so stubborn that she refused to budge from my booth a good whole 30 minutes thinking i would give in, and her last offer was RM95 (RM5 pun you mau discount ka aunty?) I immediately told her ok just to get rid of her (LIKE FINALLY!)
Everyone who was near my booth throughout this whole ordeal was even DISGUSTED with this aunty's actions.
Lets hope we have seen the last of her, and her daughter reads this post at least so she can one day build the courage to tell her mother to have some DIGNITY at least :-/

Well hope you guys find this rant entertaining, because if you do decide to one day venture into bazaars as vendors, please prepare yourself to deal with such people. Mighty proud of myself that i didn't kill anyone (especially her) as i know myself to be short tempered, but been trying to practice more self control these days because in the end no matter how angry we are, we can't do anything about it than to move on. But that doesn't stop me from ranting out because i find it helpful to pour it all out rather than to keep it bottled up inside. If not punching bag it is, but unfortunately i don't have a punching bag nor the kickboxing gyms are going to allow me to use their facilities with my whale condition lol.

That was just 1 horrible experience for the 1st day of Markets'19, thank goodness i met more lovely customers who came by to chat, exchange contacts which made the day so much bearable after that nightmare. My 2nd day, crowd was really slow and there wasn't much people who came by to browse, but the few who did (earlier that morning) was another violent, unreasonable bunch. First they violently raided the RM5 bin, ripping off the plastics of new clothes and digging like wild animals (sorry to say that but that's how animals behaves), so i asked them if there was anything particular they are looking for so i can assist them to search before any further damages are done. They held up 3 t-shirts from the RM5 bin and asked for further discount, that dumbfounded me man.. it's only RM15 for 3 brand new t-shirts -_-
Fine, told them that they can have 3 shirts for RM10 but instead they asked RM5 for all 3-tshirts (ꐦ ಠ_ಠ ) Tell me God, how not to kill myself having to deal with these type of people *pulls hair*


So think i don't have the rights to rage post right now? Lol.

Anyway those who don't like my rants, it's not like i am forcing you guys to read also, if you click this link, it's at your own free will (no such thing as force click) :)
Don't like it, just close the page and forget about it rather than creating trouble like inserting your "self entitled opinion" about my rants. Nobody gives a shit about what you think, so don't go looking for trouble when there is none to begin with.
Surrounded by so many of these kind of people, makes me wonder if this is the price to pay for being "famous" (*perasan* ohoho~) lol so hence haters gotta hate and this is my own personal blog for me to write my thoughts/ opinions. At least i have a life, unlike SOMEBODY lol.

I managed to catch a "Pikachu" XD

Even Wunderbath had pokemon bath bombs at 20% off if you manage to catch a pokemon at their booth (confirm can catch! lol).

Found Pidgey at Wunderbath!

These tarts might be abit pricey RM12 for 6 small pcs but at least they taste good.


So will i be a vendor again next time? Why not? Just because i had to deal with a few pain in the ass people that doesn't mean it's going to stop me from participating in future bazaars as a vendor :)
It can be fun when you brush off these pests, tiring but it's worth it at the end of the day when you make new friends and earn abit from it. 

Look out for Markets'20 announcement on their Facebook: www.facebook.com/themrkts


XOXO,

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