No Buy 2017 Second and Final Update (Haul #15)

I’m giving myself a pat on the back!

I’ve been doing pretty well!

No makeup purchased since the original Beauty Blender (which was something I gave concession for even with the No Buy challenge). I broke ONCE for a lip balm which isn’t exactly makeup.

The pictures are in two parts because I didn’t expect more stuff to be compiled after I wrote this post. First draft of this post only had the first picture.

Previous haul post link (Haul #14 here).

I know you see the Essence Blush trio there, HOLD YOUR HORSES! That was a gift! By my blogger friend Lakshmi (author of Big is Compatible link here). Price MYR 21.90.

Purchased from Guardian, Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner dual pack. Price; MYR 28.20 (purchased because I was completely out of toners; funny enough, individual bottles were on sale for MYR14.50 and even then, the dual pack is cheaper).

Unicorn brushes; RM 1.00! (A YouTuber offered a code to purchase these brushes at RM1 via an online shopping app). Brushes are pretty poor quality but the bristles are surprisingly soft. Would have only regretted it if I paid any more than RM1…

These following stuff I got a little later.

Purchased from Guardian

LipHop Honey Moist royal jelly lip balm, original price; MYR 13.90, purchased for; MYR 9.90 (I caved in with this one because 95% of the lip balms available at local drugstores are by Rohto which owns The Mentholatum Company. Don’t believe me? Check it out next time, you’ll probably see logo of either Rohto or The Mentholatum Company on most of the lip balms sold at Watsons and Guardian. Besides, I loved their face washes; click the link here to see an example; so I wanted to check these out).

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel (pack of TWO), original price; MYR 31.30, purchased for; MYR 28.90 (FYI, a single tube costs MYR 20.90!)

HOLD UP!!!!!

The NYX Wanderlust Envie De Voyager Lip and Eye Collection… AND the Makeup Gallery Gorgeous Flawless Foundation… were gifts from a lovely friend of mine, Emma, from the UK. Hi Emma *waves*!!!!!!

 

Come January 2018, I am going to keep this up, although not as strictly. I’m gonna make it Low Buy 2018.

I’m going to set myself a budget of MYR50 per month for makeup and cosmetics.

Let’s see how that goes! Wish me luck!

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No Buy 2017 Update (Haul #14)

I had made an announcement in my 2016 Collective Product Empties (link here) that 2017 would be a NO BUY year in terms of cosmetics.

I did make exceptions for things that I used and ran out of and the single frivolous expense would be the original Beauty Blender (something I have been dying to try out!).

So, save for a face mask, and the Hugo Boss perfume, everything else were repurchased stuff I use regularly.

 

Drugstore (Watsons, Guardian) and Dollar Store (Mr. DIY)

Purple metal pen holder (Mr. DIY), MYR 3.50. I purchased this with some other things for my aunt, however, she ended up paying me back in excess and it more than covered the cost of it.

Nivea Men Invisible Anti-Perspirant (Guardian), original price; MYR 16.80, purchased for; MYR 15. I am looking into anti-perspirant vs deodorant and the whole safety reasoning; a revelation I only came into after having purchased this.

Maybelline Micellar Water (Guardian), original price; MYR 22.40, purchased for; MYR 9 (I KNOW RIGHT??!!!).

Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation (won via a giveaway), price (on Watsons); MYR 78.40.

 

Beauty stores (Sephora and Shins)

Hugo Boss Red EDT (Shins), original price; MYR 254, purchased for; MYR 137 (I KNOW RIGHT??!!!).

Sephora Lotus eye mask, price; MYR 8. I only purchased this to redeem the 100 points sample product which was the Sephora Pore & Fine Line Filler primer (in the middle).

FINALLY! I HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEAUTY BLENDER. Original price; MYR 99, purchased for; MYR 61.40. Purchased with my fellow beauty influencer friends. We went in on a promotion by Sephora; 5 pack for MYR 307, and so one comes up to about MYR 61.40, an unbeatable price! Even with the 20% Sephora private sale, it would only come up to MYR 79.20.

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!

Haul; Collective Haul (#9)

This time around there were repurchases that might make this collective haul bigger than it seems. However, except two things, everything else was purchased at discounts.

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DON’T JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Guardian Haul

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Biore Perfect Cleansing Water (twin pack that came in both the 300 ml bottle and 90 ml bottle), original price; MYR 35.10, purchased for; MYR 24.60.

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The twin pack came in this box.

Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner (this is a repurchase), original price; MYR 20.90, purchased for; MYR 17.80.

Maybelline Crayon Liner in Brown, original price; MYR 11.90, purchased for; MYR 8.80.

Catrice Fixing Brow Wax, original price; not available, purchased for; MYR 12.90 (it was discounted as the discount tag was on it).

 

Watsons Haul

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Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, purchased for MYR 22.90 (full price).

Simple Soothing Facial Toner, original price; MYR 18.80, purchased for; MYR 14.80.

Biore Facial Foam in the Pure Mild option (it came in a twin pack, one 100g tube and one 50g tube) original price; MYR 13.90, purchased for MYR 10.80.

Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream, original price; MYR 21.90, purchased for MYR 18.80.

 

The Body Shop Haul

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I took chance of the mid year sales.

Moringa Body Butter, original price; MYR 29.00, purchased for; MYR 14.50.

Mango Body Whip, original price; MYR 19.90, purchased for; MYR 9.95.

Fijian Water Lotus Body Lotion, original price; MYR 21.90, purchased for; MYR 10.95.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner, original price; MYR 13.70, purchased for; MYR 6.85.

Mini nail filers, original price; MYR 10.50, purchased for; MYR 5.25.

Foundation brush, original price; MYR 65.00, purchased for; MYR 32.50.

 

Elianto Haul

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This isn’t a haul so much as it is a single purchase.

Elianto single eyeshadow in 13 Cocoa, purchased for MYR 9.90 (full price).

 

Bath and Body Works Haul

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Purchased during their recent 30-40% sale.

3 x Fragrance Mist in Wild Madagascar Vanilla, original price; MYR 35.00, purchased for; MYR 25.00 (per bottle).

 

Sephora Haul

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Purchased during the private 20% off sale.

Zoeva Luxe Soft Definer brush (227), original price; MYR 66.00, purchased for; MYR 52.80.

Tarte Maracuja Oil, original price; MYR 48, purchased for; MYR 38.40.