Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

I wrote a first impression post on this palette (link here), now here’s the review!

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The palette.

The shadows!

The shadows!

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Darker shades make the other half.

Darker shades make the other half.

The description is really cool...

The description is really cool…

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

And also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

Also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

And also as quads!

And also as quads!

Description: A neutral eyeshadow palette with 12 shades. Total 9.6 grams of product, each individual pan has 0.8g product. No mirror included. It does come with a dual ended sponge tip applicator (not included in pictures).

Where to buy: Drugstores, pharmacies, supermarkets, anywhere there’s a Maybelline display.

Price: MYR 69.90 (discounts can bring it down to less than MYR 50 so don’t buy at full price!! Seriously!!!).

Swatches

Top row.

Top row.

Bottom row.

Bottom row.

 

Pros:

All in one palette for a versatile neutral look.

Dark skin friendly because the dark colours actually show up on darker skin tones.

Slim and travel friendly.

Good combination of matte and shimmer shadows.

Shimmer shadows are nicely pigmented.

 

Cons:

Not all shades are pigmented.

Creases on the eyelids (all shades).

Matte shadows are not very blendable.

Eyeshadow primer is crucial because it has little lasting power.

I used this palette with some Elianto eyeshadows.

I used this palette on a friend with some Elianto eyeshadows. Ignore the eyebrows.😛

This is an Instagram picture on my account of the palette with the shade names.

This is one of my Instagram pictures of the palette with shade names. This version (with shades names) came out only after I purchased mine.

Notes:

OK, these are a few points to note.

Although they are not very pigmented, I think beginners would get use out of it because there’s no way you can go overboard.

You definitely need to use an eyeshadow primer to avoid creasing and also since the colours are not very pigmented.

Although there are so many cons, I did, at one point, find myself packing it when traveling with my makeup for a performance because the palette is all encompassing for a basic neutral eyeshadow look that is versatile.

If you haven’t already noticed, Sandy, Siren, Greige, and After Hours have been dug into. Sandy and Siren are the best shades of the palette. After Hours is a matte black that is not pigmented so that it can be used to deepen the outer corner without the black going overboard. Greige is often used to deepen the crease colour.

Bareskin looks white on the pan but it swatches as a sparkly nude that can be used as an inner corner highlight.

 

Rating: 6/10

Although I do use it often, they really are not really well performing eyeshadows except for the two shimmery shades, hence the rating.

Haul; Mini Haul (#12)

Previous haul post (link here) and special Athea haul post (link here).

By the way, I only purchased 4 of these items. The rest was a winning!

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Daiso

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2x Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge (makeup puff and sponge), MYR 5.30 each.

 

Mr DIY

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Technically a “metal pen holder” but you know why I purchased this for! MYR 3.50

 

Guardian

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Catrice Blush Artist Shading Palette in 010 Bronzeclat, original price; MYR 23.90, purchased for; MYR 20.30

Everything else was won via a giveaway by the lovely Lakshmi Praba of Big is Compatible (link here)! She is a local beauty blogger who is from the same town as I am!!!

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Check her blog out!

So the giveaway came with the following;

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These lashes are Shye lashes and they are from this Instagram shop which can be found @shye.shopperr I do believe that they only cater to local orders.

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Elianto 4 colour eyeshadow set, price; MYR 68.50 and they can be purchased at Elianto stores and online at elianto.biz They are always having promotions so you’re certain to find a discount! I have also reviewed Elianto eyeshadows in the past (link here).

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Essence Smokey Eyes Brush, MYR6.90.

Blog Awards #13 & #14

Shoutout to Dannii of A Beautiful Thing (blog link here) for nominating me for this award. Hers has been a recently discovered blog which I’ve been enjoying not just because of her beauty content but also her travel posts! I live vicariously through your posts Dannii, you know that!!!

She nominated me for the Liebster Award!

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Rules;

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link back to their blog on your post.
  2. Answer the 11 questions about yourself.
  3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate between 5-11 bloggers to do the award.
  5. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Danni’s 11 questions;

1. What are your top three products you’d recommend for summer?

Since it’s perpetually summer in Malaysia, I am the perfect person for this question! No 1, you need sunscreen!!! No 2, a lightweight base like a BB cream or a mattifying foundation (currently loving Sephora 10Hr wear perfection foundation). 3, bronzer and I like a matte bronzer because I get sweaty and oily easily (currently loving the Catrice Sun Glow minarel bronzing powder)!

2. If you could have your own collection of products to sell in shops, what would it be and what would you call the collection? (It can be cosmetics, bath bits, clothes or other).

MAKEUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would be called B.Fierce!!!!

3. What is the best meal or food you’ve ever eaten?

Both my grandmother’s cooking (my paternal grandma passed last year)! Too many to identify one single dish! You have not eaten the best until you’ve eaten properly made Indian style fish coconut milk curry (it’s called sothi in Tamil). Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef host and judge) actually called a chef in India the best chef in the world because he made this dish perfectly. She said this in passing and whether she actually meant it or not, I believe it is one of the best dishes to be had!

4. How many countries have you visited and which countries were they?

I have visited 4 countries and they are India, Singapore (it was just a layover but let’s count it!😛 ), Thailand and Sri Lanka.

5. What are you short term goals for the next 2 years?

Finish my PhD, loose enough weight to get back to odissi dancing, get a lecturing position and get my own blog domain.

6. What are your long term goals?

Become a popular beauty blogger in Malaysia, become an editor for a scientific journal, incorporate makeup into my food research, keep dancing odissi and perform in India at least once, write, both scientifically and aesthetically.

7. If you could be someone else for the day, who would it be?

Myself. I don’t know how to be anyone else. I don’t want to be anyone else. (conceited much???😛 )

8. What is currently your favourite TV show?

Rupaul’s Drag Race and Survivor (I have been a fan since Season 1 in the year 2000). I’d say Penny Dreadful but producers and director went and broke fans’ hearts worldwide by shockingly ending the show without so much as a notification that the third season finale was the series finale.😥

9. What is your favourite film?

This is too long a list but the one that touched me the most is Coco before Chanel.

10. Name one thing you’ve crossed off your bucket list?

The few things I have on my very short bucket list (I am still building my bucket list) I am still working towards but I have done one which I don’t think I want to share. Sorry guys…

11. What are you most looking forward to in the next couple of months?

A stage play I am involved in and my cousin’s wedding!

 

My 11 questions

  1. One beauty regiment you never fail at.
  2. One makeup technique you have never mastered despite trying countless times.
  3. Your eye colour (just for the heck of it).
  4. While you’re at it your current hair colour, (why not???).
  5. Sweet or floral?
  6. One male fragrance you like…
  7. A ridiculously expensive makeup product that didn’t work for you (expensive being relative and subjective).
  8. Share a makeup hack.
  9. Your favourite non YouTuber celebrity makeup artist.
  10. Your favourite horror movie.
  11. Your favourite horror theme.

The next award is by Laura of Looking Joli Good (blog link here)! A registered nurse who is into beauty, fitness, baking and a whole lot more!!! Hi Laura! Thanks for the nomination!!! It is the One Lovely Blog Award.

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Share 7-15 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers you admire and contact them to let them know.

I’ll share 7 fact about myself.

1. I am a Virgo.

2. In Hindu astrology however, your sign is based on not just your birth date but also your birth time and in Hindu astrology I am a Cancer.

3. My birth date is September 11; YES, I celebrate my birthday on a very dark day in USA history!

4. I recently lost about 15kgs (33 lbs) over a period of 5 months.

5. I have performed odissi in Sri Lanka!

6. When I was doing my degree I appeared in a local cable TV channel. The channel was called Vaanavil and my friends and I entered a dance competition they organised. We got through the auditions but was eliminated in the first round!😆

7. I think I am the only person I know, of my age, that loves watching The Golden Girls. To me, it is the best sitcom ever!!!

 

I tag all of you for this nominations! Have fun guys! And if you do, please let me know!

5 Non Beauty Favourites; Collab With Big is Compatible

First of all let me introduce Lakshmi Praba, author of the beauty blog, Big is Compatible (link here). She is another Indian beauty blogger that I became recently introduced to and lo and behold I found out that we live in the same town!!!!!!! WHAT????? To find another Indian beauty blogger in mainland Penang is phenomenal!

Ok, if you’re scratching your head as to why I am Indian yet I am Malaysian here’s the T.

I am born in Malaysia, so I am Malaysian first and foremost! However, much like how there are Americans of Asian and African descent, we too have Malaysians of different ethnicity! I am of Indian, Tamil descent which means my ancestors are South Indians. But as a citizen, I am Malaysian, hence Malaysian Indian!

So here is Lakshmi!

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You can find her at http://bigiscompatible.blogspot.my/

Drop by her blog, follow her, send her some love and do let her know I sent you!

By the way, she is so so nice, sweet, humble and absolutely amazing to hang out with! We actually met up after talking only a few times on Facebook and had a wonderful time chatting about life, makeup and everything else! She is actually funding education and accommodation for her best friend’s daughter! How wonderful is that! In this day and age to offer such a supporting hand! I bow down to you Lakshmi! We definitely clicked and we are foreseeing many more collaborations to come in the future!!!

If you are reading this, you are amazing love!

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I knew when we met that I wanted to do a collaboration with her. So we decided to do a top 5 non beauty favourites.

Her post link;

http://bigiscompatible.blogspot.my/2016/08/first-collaboration-5-non-beauty.html

This is in no particular order.

1. My hand-painted coffee mug

I was in my teens when FRIENDS was introduced to the world. And seeing those huge mugs that practically cover their faces when they tilt to drink out of was such an organic experience that I have always been on a lookout for a similar looking mug. My quest was roused to insatiable proportions since I started watching reruns of the TV show recently, so roused that I paid MYR 17 for this hand-painted mug. I regret nothing!!!

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These mugs are done by a local company called samaria cutlery and one can find them at samaria.my. PS, this is not sponsored and needless to say I PAID for my mug (purchased from Tesco). The company was founded by Feli Hoo in 2003; that’s over a decade in the business. They have their products in places like Dragon-I, Kenny Rogers and Secret Recipe.

2. Starbucks coffee; Cocoa Cappucino

Say what you want about this rather controversial company, I love being in Starbucks with a cup of coffee and a book. I have for many many years! And I absolutely love being in solitude with what I feel is often a poignant relationship with characters from the book I read at the moment. I don’t do it often but when I do, I try and enjoy my time; I call it my “Me Time”. I have tried several drinks but my absolute favourite coffee of choice from Starbucks is their cocoa cappucino.

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3. Fave book; The Buddha in the Attic

My copy has been lent to my cousin so I’ll post a picture from Goodreads. If you are an avid reader, read this book, I implore you! I was engaged from start to finish!

Image from Goodreads.

Image from Goodreads.

4. Favourite hangout spot; Mish Mash, Muntri Street, Penang

It is perhaps safe to say that this place is, hands down, the best place to get mixed alcoholic beverages in Penang!!! They also cater to tobacco users as I am pretty sure alcohol and tobacco does make for pretty intoxicating combination. They do have a pretty clear separation for the smokers and the non smokers so fret not if tobacco smoke doesn’t sit well with you. Ben Ng, a co-owner and the one who practically runs the place is the nicest, most engaging host I have ever met.

Image from Timeout Penang.

Image from Timeout Penang.

Oh they do have a food menu as well if you do feel peckish and need a little nibble. They serve fusion bar food that incorporate local flavours. The menu is often changed up so do ask the servers and they will be happy to fill you in on their current specialties. If you plan on going on a Friday or Saturday night do call ahead for reservations as they are usually packed. Food is well-prepared and I have yet to be disappointed by any of their offerings. If you stop by Penang, be sure to check this place out (Mish Mash Facebook page; link here). Needless to say this place is not kosher or halal. PS: I am not paid to write about this nor is this a review!😀

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Two of my best friends enjoying some time together at Mish Mash!

5. My phone; the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

I am in the least, a tech savvy person but I do have a basic requirement for what I want in a phone. What can I say, the phone performs well and I have yet to use it to full potential. I am definitely pro-android!

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Yes, those are my lovely fingers!

I want to sneak in an extra, current favourite song. As much as I have such a love for delicate odissi music, I also happen to enjoy the more cheesy, dance music. And that is NOT a bad thing! I am currently immensely enjoying body rolling to Fifth Harmony’s Work from Home ft Ty Dolla $ign!

Keep body rolling and have fun guys!!!

Elianto Activewear Mascara Review

Elianto is an affordable non drugstore makeup brand sold in Malaysia that sources it’s product from various other countries.

This is the Elianto Activewear Mascara.

The mascara.

The mascara.

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube...

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube…

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

Description: It is a waterproof mascara in black that comes in 8g of product. The wand is tapered, narrower and curved towards the tip.

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide (however it is not available on their online store; funny….)

Price: I am not sure of the price because I purchased it at a discount and like an idiot didn’t ask for the original price. Since it isn’t even available online I had to find this info from other sources and one blog mentioned it to be MYR 33.

Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.

Pros:

The wand is helpful for application and because the way it is shaped it does get into the inner corner lashes well.

Good separation.

Minimal clumps.

 

Cons:

Not really that lengthening.

Not really that volumising.

Doesn’t hold a curl that well.

Claims to be waterproof but isn’t really because it melts off with water.

 

Rating: 5/10

Although I gave this a low rating I actually like this mascara because I don’t have oily eyelids and because it is so under-performing it is perfect for me for creating a natural, no makeup makeup look. Just enough separation to give my lashes a little bit of visibility to frame my eyes well.

Product Empties #12

Previous product empty link here.

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Rexona Motion Sense Antiperspirant.

I am a sweaty sweaty man! This helps! It is an antiperspirant spray so the scent doesn’t last long but it does help with my sweating. I usually buy them in twin packs and I’ll usually look out for a discount. It costs about MYR 13.50 but the twin pack can go down to about MYR 18. Definitely will repurchase this because it’s perhaps the most affordable one at the drugstore and I like the scent.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

My single best discovery of 2015! Needless to say I have repurchased this. I have also reviewed this (link here).

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Nivea Men Invisible Antiperspirant

If I have a long day, I do both (the aforementioned spray and this one)! I love this stuff too! I initially tried it out because it is the invisible type and sure enough it doesn’t stain and it does indeed help with the perspiration. Again, this comes in a twin pack which I have purchased for about MYR 16. So look out for discounts!

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IN2IT Line Definte Matte Liquid Eyeliner

I don’t particularly declutter my makeup collection regularly but I do like arranging them nicely and found this lying around all dried up so I decided get rid of it. One of the more affordable liquid liners that I like using. I have reviewed and also repurchased it (review link here).

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Elizavecca Milk Piggy Black Head Solution (nose strip)

First of all, Korean beauty brands kill it with their packaging! This worked amazing for me! I actually saw the blackheads and all the gross stuff from my nose! I got this from Althea which is an online K-beauty company available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines. Their services in terms of shipping and customer relations are very professional and I recently was given an opportunity to shop on Althea in conjunction with their first birthday.

Haul post: https://fiercepaint.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/happy-birthday-althea-althea-turns-1-haul-10/

Althea Malaysia website: http://my.althea.kr/

PS: These aren’t affiliate links nor was I paid to mention this.

5 Types of Beauty YouTuber Videos I Hate

I commonly do these posts when things get a little monotonous and/or product heavy on FiercePaint. Seems like over the past month and half or so, it has been too much about products. So here we go!

Enjoy!

I am subscribed to 363 channels on YouTube and they are predominantly beauty YouTubers. So I feel like I’ve seen my fair share of beauty videos. I have been watching YouTube since 2007, and after following beauty videos rather actively since 2012, I am really, REALLY sick of some type of videos. Especially by beauty YouTubers.

I have already expressed my disdain over some beauty “YouTuberisms” (if you would indulge me with that word) in a previous post. Should you want a laugh or a reality check, you can take a look (link here).

Let’s, as I usually do, go from the least annoying to the most.

#5 Sneaking in paid reviews

“…………..so in this tutorial, I’ll be using the brand X, miracle product Y…………………………”

Seriously, we KNOW you’re being paid to mention and use it. Why the pretense????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I prefer someone disclose that it is a paid review and be upfront about it. Worse still, if you keep doing it video after video! Honestly, we’re not dumb! Uggghhh!!!

Image from Giphy.com

Image from Giphy.com

#4 Eye makeup tutorials that are filmed about a kilometer away from the camera (oh, for those of you, unaware of the metric system, it is approximately 0.6214 miles).

An eye makeup tutorial NEEDS to be shot up close to show viewers how it is properly done. It’s not that difficult, unless of course you’re insecure of your capacity to properly blend out eyeshadow! In which case, just stick to reviews darling!

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#3 Makeup channel with absolutely no variety

This is actually sad… Formulaic makeup videos with the same kind of makeup looks. Even sadder is when they claim to change up their look but end up with a shade of darker lipstick with everything else almost copied from their previous video. There are SO many halo eyes tutorials out there, why would you want 10 halo eyes makeup tutorials on your channel??? WHY???????

#2 Videos with unnecessarily long intros of just poses

Here’s where I actually start to get angry! 5 seconds of 5 of your poses is alright… 124853024803 poses at the beginning of your video is FUCKING STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously! I get it! It’s a properly executed smokey eye, with pink cut crease, double winged, red polka dot, unicorn land, ice cream, witchcraft level, ultimate perfection fantasy look! I GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get on with the damn tutorial already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Image from stfu.com

And the no 1 most hated type of beauty YouTuber videos!

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#1 I’m back videos

Just imagine me rolling my eyes now… A long, absolutely disgusted eye roll.

If you can’t upload, don’t, and just pick up where you left off. Do a Q&A video, a GRWM or something of that manner so you can talk about your absence. In fact it was a recent, “I’m back” (yes, you should totally imagine me holding up air quote and gesturing it really slowly with eyebrows raised to my hairline) video that prompted this entire post!

You see, there’s something on top of it that totally pisses me off (yes, more than the video itself!!!); the reasons. Uggghhhh!!!!!!!

Uhm, I’m so sorry guys but I had some things going on the past couple of months, life, relationships…

Uhm, I’m so sorry guys but I was SOOOOO busy the past couple of months.

Uhm, I’m so sorry guys but I chipped my nail and it took me three whole months to deal with it!!!!!!!!!!

Uhm, I’m so sorry guys but my mascara ran out and I was looking for one for the past 6 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

PS: If you take offense, then that is your problem, not mine! Have a nice day!!!

Haul; Collective Haul (#11)

I wanted to integrate this with my previous post but I thought I’d just dedicate the previous one to Althea (post link here).

I couldn’t fit everything into one picture. So I broke it down to two; first up, stuff I won.

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I won this, from Fiona! AGAIN!!! Hahaha! I think she has a soft spot for me! I won another prize from her a while ago (post here)! Look at all that stuff!!!!! Lip Hop is apparently a Korean brand.

If you want to check out Fiona, you can find her at http://www.street-love.net/ She happens to be a popular Malaysian beauty blogger!

By the way the picture doesn’t include all the products (crazy right?? So many products!); I gave two to mom.

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4x Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel in Aloe Moist, Dragon Blood Fresh (given to mom), Ice Plant Water Cool, and Bamboo Soothe, price; MYR 19.90 (promotion in Guardian at the moment for MYR 13.95).

3x Happy Cleanse cleansers in Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleansing Gel, Ultra-Soothing Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel, and Antioxidant Green Tea Foam Cleanser, price; MYR 12.90.

SPF 80 PA+++ (didn’t know it went that high) Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion, price; MYR 34.90 (promotion in Guardian at the moment for MYR 27.90).

 

Next up, stuff I bought.

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From a local pharmacy (drugstore).

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MooGoo Tingling Honey Lip Balm, price; MYR 16.85.

 

From Guardian.

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Catrice All Round Mascara (waterproof), original price; MYR 18.90, purchased for MYR 13.25

Catrice Sun Glow Minarel Bronzing Powder in 010 Golden Light, original price; MYR 24.90, purchased for MYR 22.40

IN2IT Line Define Matte waterproof liquid liner in LM 01 All Black, original price; MYR 16.80, purchased for; MYR 11.75

Maybelline Micellar Water, original price, MYR 24.90, purchased for; MYR 17.45

 

From Golden Rose (I visited their newly launched outlet at Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya, mainland Penang and I must say, clean design and sleek looking, although they haven’t stocked up on all their products yet).

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Golden Rose Eyebrow Powder in 106 Dark Brown, price MYR 23.60. They also have an online store at http://www.goldenrose.com.my/, purchases above RM 100 gets you free delivery to anywhere in peninsular Malaysia.

 

From Sephora

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Sample Size Benefit Roller Lash, price MYR 55 (purchased during the Sephora 5th birthday, 5x points promotion; I thought I had quite a while left to reach 250 points for my 10% discount but with the 5x points, this purchase got me there!!! I have my eye on you Beauty Blender!)

 

From Parkson

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Shiseido Facial Cotton, price MYR 13.50 (can someone reading tell me what it usually costs in Malaysia, I tried looking online to no avail)

Happy Birthday Althea! Althea Turns 1 (Haul #10)

So Althea is an online beauty company where you can find a wide array of K-beauty products. K-beauty is hot right now! H-O-T!!! Beauty and makeup enthusiasts either know it, love it, and/or swear by it! It is so amazing, the many varieties of products Korean beauty offers!

By the way, Althea is the name of the national flower of Korea which happens to be a variety of Hibiscus flower (Hibiscus syriacus). Another variety of Hibiscus, which is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, happens to be the national flower of Malaysia!

Althea was founded specifically to bridge Korean beauty products to Southeast Asia. Here’s another tidbit information, the Althea office in Korea is situated in the Gangnam district in Seoul. Yes, GANGNAM!😀

Althea promises authentic products at the best prices possible (this is extremely true, trust me, I am a cheapskate remember???). Products come straight from Korea! At the moment, Althea is available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Phillipines!

So, here’s the exciting part!

Althea is celebrating it’s first birthday!

TODAY!

Wooohooo!!! *pops confetti*0716_Althea1stBday_instagram_MY_04In conjunction with the occasion, they reached out to me to join in with the celebrations!

I got to get my hands on some K-beauty products!!!!!!!!!!!

Woooooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU ALTHEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apart from other Malaysian bloggers and YouTubers, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Filipino beauty bloggers are about to join in with the celebrations as well! So look out! There are going to be pink coloured boxes aplenty on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs!!!

So as part of their celebrations, there are going to be tonnes of goodies and sales and contests!!! YEAY!!!

 

SO, from the 20th to 31st July, get….

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

They're so pink and festive!!!

They’re so pink and festive!!!

 

Free Goodies, for first 1,500 shoppers
Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 

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Also, join in their…..

Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account. 

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#AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea! 
– Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
– Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016.

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WHAT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀

What are you waiting for, go, shop, save, join!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Althea websites;

Malaysia – http://my.althea.kr/

Singapore – http://sg.althea.kr/

Indonesia – http://id.althea.kr/

Philippines – http://ph.althea.kr/

Althea Instagram profile – https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea/

Althea Facebook profile – https://www.facebook.com/altheakorea/

Althea Twitter profile – https://twitter.com/altheakorea

 

Ok, so here’s what I got.

All products are courtesy of Althea. The box arrived in once piece with all my things intact. It was delivered promptly with no hassle!

First, a teensy Snapchat video of me opening up the package!

If you find my voice obnoxious………… Too bad!😛

Oooooo....

Oooooo….

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at all these goodies!!!

Look at all these goodies!!!

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This is The Style 4DMascara from Missha! Original price; MYR 50.00, purchased for MYR 16.00

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Witche’s Pouch (isn’t that the coolest brand name ever??!!!) Selfie perfect eyebrow pencil, original price; MYR 40.00, purchased for; MYR 13.00.

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Nature Republic, Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist, original price; MYR 28.00, purchased for; MYR 19.00.

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2x It’s My, It’s My Sun Cream, original price; MYR 43.00 each, purchased for; MYR 21.00 (dumb dumb me, I didn’t double check my order and accidentally added 2 of this! Oh well, we know how I’m putting this to use, *wink*)

It’s My, It’s My Brush & Puff, 08 It’s My Blending Shadow Brush, MYR 7.00 (the one with the white bristles).

It’s My, It’s My Brush & Puff, 10 It’s My Eyebrow Brush, MYR 5.00 (I KNOW RIGHT???!!!!)

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It’s My, It’s My Brush & Sponge, It’s My Magic Sponge, MYR 5.00 (it could be a dupe for my Stila sponge, fingers crossed).

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Elizavecca (I didn’t even try pronouncing it), Gold CF Nest White Bomb Eye Cream, original price; MYR 93, purchased for; MYR 33 (isn’t the piggy adorable!).

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Elizavecca, Black Head Solution 3-Step Nose Pack, original MYR 11.00, purchased for MYR 5.00 (another cute piggy!).

The Innisfree, Green Tea Cleansing Foam was a free sample! I love samples!!!

OMG! That was exciting!!!

Do drop by Althea, you’ll definitely find something you like!

Makeup Hack; Using Products That Don’t Work

Before I start, let me give you a bonus hack, if a makeup remover is too harsh or doesn’t work properly, use them to cleanse off hand swatches (of course this would only apply if you do that a lot, like me)!

Moving on, this hack is perhaps the most obvious one ever, use toners which do not work for you (especially alcohol based ones) to clean your makeup. It is as simple as that!!!

That’s the post! That’s all.

The rest are all pictures on how I do it…

The product I am using which I stopped using for its real purpose. This has alcohol in it which is very effective!

I stopped using this toner because it dried my skin out. It has alcohol in it which is advantageous for this hack (but sadly disadvantageous for my skin; post here).

This is the palette I'm using which is the original Maybelline The Nudes palette.

The dirty palette; the original Maybelline The Nudes. Look at all that specks of shadow!

This is sealer sticker residue. Eughh!

This is sealing sticker residue. Eughh!

More sealing sticker residue.

More sealing sticker residue.

SO how you ask? Just keep seeing!

Pour it into a sponge or even a tissue paper.

Pour it into a sponge or even a tissue paper.

Wipe!

Wipe!

For those harder to reach parts. Cotton buds!

For those harder to reach parts, use cotton buds!

Eh voila! Clean palette!

Eh voila! Clean palette!

Clean!

Clean!

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Harivaindaran K. Veeriah