Althea Celebrates 1st Year with a Shopping Party for You

Perfect time to shop; loads of surprises in store.
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I’m captivated by Althea 🙂 

E-commerce has made beauty shopping so much easier and more convenient. When it comes to beauty products, though, I must admit that I don’t have a lot of Korean ones. I guess I often find that information on packaging can be tough to understand when there’s no English translation. But with Althea, I don’t have this problem anymore. Each product available for shopping online has product information and details, even photos of actual application!

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Witch’s Pouch POPO Lipstick 


Althea is celebrating its 1st year birthday and all of us are invited. This is the perfect time to shop for makeup, skincare, haircare and body care products. I assure you that you’ll definitely find something that will be interesting and fun to use. 

With this birthday party, Althea is also giving us a chance to win amazing prices such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers! 

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Why it’s great to shop now with Althea’s Birthday Celebration (20th – 31st July, 2016):


1. Enjoy a Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit for orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

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

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

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4. The #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest with total prizes worth KRW10,000,000 to be won!
Wish Althea a “happy birthday” with hashtag #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! Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.althea.kr and Althea Facebook for more information. Hurry, hurry, hurry! This is the best time to shop at Althea!
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Althea has a great lineup of interesting makeup and skincare items (my top beauty addictions). I’ve recently shopped for a bunch, and I was so excited when I received the pink parcel. The beautiful limited edition pink birthday box is lovely, containing the DIY Party Kit, samples and my ordered items protected with bubble wrap. 

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My Althea shopping haul! 
(from left to right, clockwise from bottom)

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Angel of Firenze hand and nail cream

AirFit CC Cream SPF30 
Skin Liar Primer
Skin & Lab A Plus Lifting serum
It’s My Lip Crayon WN 01
Witch’s Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer 
Witch’s Pouch POPO Lipstick x 2 colours (Burgundy Wine and Sweet Red)
Witch’s Pouch Color Corrector CC Cream

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I came across this cutely-named and cutely-packaged primer, the Skin Liar Primer by Elizavecca. It promises to conceal pores like magic so, yes, I must try it! Witch’s Pouch has an interesting name and line of products, which tempted me to buy 4 items from this brand. 

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I love the black and white color theme of this brand

I was also in search of new CC Creams and Althea has a good lineup of them. Did I mention that products at Althea site mostly (if not all) have price specials? 


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What you will enjoy at Althea:

  • FREE Shipping on orders above RM150 – products are handpicked and packed from Althea’s warehouse in Korea, shipped to you!
  • 100% Authentic Guarantee – any suspected counterfeit can be returned and will be compensated 200% of the product value!
  • Best Price Policy – you always enjoy trustworthy and transparent pricing for all products!
  • Unconditional Returns – if you are not satisfied with your order, Althea guarantees 30-day unconditional returns. 
More details here if you’d like to know more – http://my.althea.kr/promises  

My DIY Party Kit! Happy birthday to Althea!

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I love the full colour of the lip crayon! (Sorry, can’t smile too wide…wrinkles…)

Tried here: Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer, It’s My Lip Crayon, Witch’s Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer, AirFit CC Cream

Here’s a personal tip in creating your party kit. After you have decorated your hat with the paper accessories, you can try mounting it on a headband instead of tying a string on both ends. Using a headband can allow you to position the hat to the right or left aside from the usual centre position. Plus it’s easier to wear and you don’t need to use a string. 

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Happy shopping, guys!  

Claim your Rewards now with ShopBack and Hermo Malaysia


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I kept hearing about ShopBack from my gorgeous Head of Digital Marketing named Rowena (Haha! Sorry, Rowena, if you’re reading this, I can’t help but mention your name…see, I don’t ignore what you’re talking about.) Being an online shopper like me, although maybe not as notorious, she enjoys discovering great ways to be rewarded from spending online. Since I keep hearing about ShopBack, I knew I just had to investigate. 

What are the usual online sites that you shop from? I’m a beauty junkie but my shopping needs are not limited to beauty sites alone. I do look for device and gadgets, kids stuff, health products, flights, accommodations, stock shots and more. Name an online site and I’ve probably shopped there! To name a few:

  • 11street
  • Agoda
  • AirAsia
  • Amazon
  • Dreamstime
  • eBay
  • FoodPanda
  • GemFive
  • Groupon
  • Guardian
  • HappyFresh
  • Hermo
  • Hermo
  • Lazada
  • MySale
  • Sephora
  • Shutter stock
  • Signature Snack
  • Watsons
  • Wine Talk
  • Zalora

I spent time today checking the site and exploring what ShopBack does. The concept is pretty simple and amazing: shop online with ShopBack stores and get cashback rewards through your ShopBack account, which are then transferred to your preferred bank account. With whatever value you spend, based on each store’s ShopBack offer, you get rewards! This cashback site gives you savings online!

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It’s easy to earn money back. From the long list of available stores at ShopBack, I’d say it’s impossible for a lot of us not to find at least 10 brands or stores to shop from. After you’ve created a ShopBack account, simply click on the store that you want to shop from, ensure that you shop on that URL so ShopBack can track your purchase, proceed with your purchase on that store and that’s it! You can check your ShopBack rewards within 4 – 48 hours. 

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Discover how to get started with this video:


I’ve checked 2 online beauty sites: Hermo and Sephora (but of course!). Hermo gives customers up to 5.6% cashback. If you’re an existing customer, you get 4.2% cashback while a new customer gets 5.6%. You can enjoy cashback with the latest Hermo voucher easily through ShopBack. Some of the beauty brands you can shop for at Hermo are Acca Kappa, B.liv, Bioderma, Clinelle, Cyber Colors, Dr. Wu, Garnier, H2O+, Kate, Kose, L’Oreal, Laneige, Lierac, Physiogel, Talika and The Face Shop.    

This is a great time to earn cashback from Hermo, look at the collection they recently featured. It’s Disney’s Alice in Wonderland beauty collection!

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Hermo has regular deals, it’s best to check on your favorite products and brands from time to time.  

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Sephora is also one of the numerous stores with ShopBack rewards. New customers get 8.0% cashback, existing customers get 2.0%. Oh man, all the rewards I’ve missed from my Sephora shopping! Great brands from Sephora include Benefit Cosmetics, Burberry, Clinique, Caudalie, Dr. Jart, Ecotools, GlamGlow, Julie Hewett, Lancome, REN, Sigma Beauty, SK-II, Too Faced, Urban Decay and Zoeva. I’m a fan of makeup brushes from Zoeva and Sigma Beauty, I buy them from Sephora online (previously Luxola). I should have been shopping with ShopBack where you can also find the best Sephora coupons

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Now I’m wishing that I listened to Rowena a lot earlier. I could have collected more rewards from my online shopping sprees! Why why why didn’t I pay attention long time ago? 

Start getting rewarded through ShopBack and collect money back from shopping. Make the most out of your dollars / ringgit by getting rewards. 



Kerastase Elixir Ultime – Hair Serum

Is it worth spending a bit more on a hair serum?
I used to have a simple “wash and go” routine with my hair. That was until last year but then I realised that my hair is often exposed to harsh environmental elements like sunlight, dust, smoke, haze, dirt and more. Hair fall has become a concern and it came to my attention that I haven’t been taking good care of my hair after washing. 

I used to shampoo my hair daily, I just can’t stand the feeling of sticky mane and the thought that it’s been outside. How to sleep and place my head on the pillow if my hair is dirty? Oh, man, I have to wash daily. The head of my digital marketing team, Rowena, who has this glorious hair, tells me that I shouldn’t. And, yeah, the internet says that, too. So I’ve started to alternate shampooing, every other day. But regular washing does dry my hair. During my visit to the salon a few months back, my stylist recommended that I use a serum: Kerastase Elixir Ultime. The first time she applied it on my hair, I felt the immediate difference. My hair was shinier, bouncy, smooth, less frizzy.

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This elixir comes in a transparent, plastic bottle with pump. I like transparent containers because I can easily see how much is left. The serum itself is a golden yellow color with oil texture. But don’t worry; the oil texture leaves a great, non-sticky feeling on the hair. The scent is beautiful, reminds me of coconut oil but added with mild fragrance. 

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complexe
Suitable for all hair types
Size: 125mL (4.2 fl.oz.)
Life after opening: 18 months
Made in Spain
Price: RM130 (from salon)

Price is a bit higher than pharmacy products, even other L’Oreal Paris hair serums. But I don’t mind paying a bit more. The Kerastase Elixir Ultime works great on my hair, can be applied in various ways and I love the smell. The bottle comes in 125ml, which can last for more than 6 months, even with my hair length and daily use. I love this serum!

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WHAT IS THIS SERUM:
The Kerastase Elixir Ultime is a versatile beautifying oil that provides ultimate softness and nourishment.  

BENEFITS:
71% more shine than hair’s natural state
Delivers deep conditioning and nourishment with 24 hours anti-humidity protection
Helps restore hair fiber
Reduces split ends and resists breakage
Four essential oils add softness and smoothness
Offers thermal resistance with faster drying time
A blend of precious scented oils that works for all hair types

HOW TO USE:
Apply 1-2 pumps (or more if you have longer hair) throughout lengths and ends of dry or towel-dried hair. Style as desired.

Elixir may be applied in different ways:
Pre-Cleanse: Apply to combed hair and rinse out before applying shampoo to remove impurities
Pre-Blow Dry: Apply to towel-dried hair and blow dry as normal for additional protection
Finishing: Work into the ends of the hair to control frizz, smooth and style
Touch-up: Apply a drop to ends throughout the day for a touch of shine as needed

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS SERUM:
Maize Oil: Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine
Pracaxi Oil: Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair
Camellia Oil: Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine
Argan Oil: Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors

Head-to-Toe Care with Lip Hop

Affordable face care, hair care, body care and sun care for everyone.

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Are you a fan of colourful products? Love Korean fashion, drama and music? Do you take care of yourself with beauty products? A new, interesting series of face, hair, body and sun care has landed at our nearest pharmacy and they’ve combined the things you love. If you’ve been to Guardian pharmacy recently, you must have noticed a display of pretty, colourful facial cleansers, body gels and sun protection products —Lip Hop, exclusively at Guardian pharmacies. 

Guardian has launched additional collections to the Lip Hop items that it has introduced in late 2015. The response has been amazingly positive for a line of dermatologically-tested sun care that comes with proven benefits and fun, colourful packaging. Yes, they’ve listened to customers and brought in more products made in Korea with 3 Lip Hop range early this year: Lip Hop Sun Care, Lip Hop Happy Cleanse and Lip Hop Aqua Jelly. It’s a complete head-to-toe range at an affordable price range, making it easy for all of us to take care of our hair, body, face and even lips (will tell you more about that later). 

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The facial cleansers, youthfully named k:skin HAPPY CLEANSE, effectively cleanse the face without drying the skin. There are 5 different variants, each specifically made for a skin concern: 

1. Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleansing Gel – cleansing, moisturising, brightening, anti-aging 
2. Ultra-Soothing Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel – cleansing, soothing, hydrating, calming
3. Antioxidant Green Tea Foam Cleanser – cleansing, anti-aging, soothing
4. Sebum-Control Amazon Clay Foam Cleanser – cleansing, oil-control, soothing
5. Deep-Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal Foam Cleanser – deep cleansing, oil-control, moisturising
Price: RM12.90 each, all 100ml
Made in Korea, dermatologically tested and proven

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These cleansers are amazing. My favorite was the Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleansing Gel. I love honey and this cleansing gel looks exactly like honey. The color and viscosity of the gel itself looks edible, tempting to taste! The scent has a mild, sweet honey aroma and leaves a lovely sensation on the face after use. My skin feels clean, smooth yet moisturised after washing. 

If your skin is acne-prone due to excess oil, you can try the Sebum-Control Amazon Clay Foam Cleanser. If you’re like me who has big pores, you can use the Deep-Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal. I alternate this with my Manuka Honey Cleanser. 

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After cleansing, it is very important that we moisturise our face and body. The Lip Hop AQUA JELLY range includes 8-in-1 multi-purpose products with 4 variants:

1. Lip Hop Aloe Moist Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
2. Lip Hop Bamboo Soothe  Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
3. Lip Hop Ice Plant Water Cool Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
4. Lip Hop Dragon Blood Fresh Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
Price: RM19.90 each, all 250ml
Made in Korea, dermatologically tested and proven

I mentioned 8-in-1, didn’t I? And I also did mention that Lip Hop also makes it easy for us to take care of our lips? Here are the great uses of Lip Hop Aqua Jelly:

1. Moisturising gel or mask pack for dry facial skin.
2. Make-up base for a luminous face. 
3. Acts as an after-shave gel for your face, legs and underarms to soothe and moisturise sensitive skin. 
4. Suitable to be used as hair treatment without any stickiness.
5. Acts as a mask pack to rehydrate skin after sun exposure.
6. Keeps your nails moisturised and nourished.  
7. All-over moisturiser that is ideal for those working in air-conditioned environment. Lip Hop Aqua Jelly even relaxes area around your eyes by applying it with a piece of cotton. 
8. Acts as a lip moisturiser to sooth and chapped lips.

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I enjoyed using the Ice Plant Water Cool. It’s perfect during this hot weather. Do you sometimes feel that body lotion gives you a sticky sensation especially after bathing on a warm day? The good thing about these body gels is that they have water-based formulation instead of oils, making the texture light and cooling during hot weather. 

The gel is highly water-like, as you can see on my palm (I had a tough time shooting that moving blob of gel, haha), and also has water-like color. The scent of each gel is very mild. Because these gels are multi-purpose, they’re perfect to travel with! This head-to-toe gel can be used on the hair, the face, lips, eyes and entire body. I even use it on my son’s hair in the morning before school to control his “bedhead hair” as alternative to normal gel or hair oil. Oil can get sticky during the day. 

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I’m a big fan of sun care products and I’m pleased to try Lip Hop’s SUN CARE range. The range includes 4 variants: 

1. Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion SPF80 PA+++ RM34.90 / 100ml
2. Super Defence EX Sun Protection Milk SPF115 PA+++ RM36.90 / 50ml
3. Moisturising Lightweight Sun Protection Spray SPF50 PA+++ RM35.90 / 150ml
4. Kids Hypoallergenic Sun Protection Lotion SPF50 PA+++ RM34.90 / 100ml
All made in Korea except the Lightweight Sun Protection Spray, which is made in Japan

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I love spray products because these save time and I’m enjoying the Sun Spray SPF50, which comes in a canister of my favorite color, purple. Just spray it lightly over my arms and legs, and I’m ready! It can also be used on the face but not directly sprayed; spray onto the palm first then apply on the face. 

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And thank goodness for having a Kids’ variant, too. I’m pleased that Lip Hop recognises the need for children to be “sun-proofed” as well, not just grown-ups. My son loves playing outside and I’m very cautious about his protection against the sun (and mosquitoes, arghhh, those pesky, little things). The Lip Hop Kids Sun Protection Lotion:
– is hypoallergenic, means it’s safe to use on sensitive skin
– can be applied on the face and body
– contains natural ingredients that soothe kids’ skin after sun exposure
– is water-resistant for 40 minutes, making it great for use during prolonged water and outdoor activities
– is free from parabens, artificial colorant, alcohol and mineral oil
– can be reapplied as needed, after swimming, frequent perspiring, towelling 

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My son loves to cycle and was excited to try a cycling range by Urban Playz at Ikano Power Centre, next to The Curve shopping mall. This place is outdoor and enjoyed by a lot of kids, especially during the weekends. An activity like this definitely needs sun protection and I’m not one who’d simply allow my child to be exposed to sunlight and UV rays without shield. I allowed him to cycle for 30 minutes, armed with Lip Hop Kids Sun Protection Lotion.  

Now it’s even easier and more affordable to pamper ourselves, our entire family and the kids with Lip Hop’s head-to-toe care. Lip Hop’s Happy Cleanse, Aqua Jelly and Sun Protection products are conveniently available at Guardian pharmacies, in price range of RM12.90 – RM36.90. You can even check out Lip Hop’s site at http://www.liphop.com.my/ and even purchase online via Guardian’s e-shop
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NuNature Complete Anti-Aging Hair Solution

How are you taking care of your hair to prevent early signs of aging?

I’m someone who keeps trying different shampoo and conditioner. Although there are a few brands that I enjoy using, I think that finding the right hair care is a fun task and a challenge at the same time. Sometimes you like the smell but not satisfied with its promise of giving you shiny, healthy hair. Sometimes you see great improvement yet you don’t like the scent. Sometimes you want to test if it really works but then the price is too high.
We all want healthy, shiny, glorious hair. But hair is not easily convinced. Some people are blessed with naturally beautiful crowning glory while some of us need to go for scheduled treatments to make our hair presentable. And we also need to continuously find the correct hair care products.
I was happy to join fellow gorgeous ladies of The Butterfly Project a few weeks ago to be introduced to a new hair care range in Malaysia that provides anti-aging hair solution. That’s right; anti-aging solution, not for the skin, but for our hair. It was a warm and bright Saturday afternoon when I got to meet this brand for the first time at the cozy coffee shop of Dal.Komm in Uptown Damansara, PJ.

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Welcomed by the sight of a beautiful basket containing bottles of shampoo and conditioner, I got excited. All these are for me to try? What a happy day.
Nünature Hair Care is a complete anti-aging solution that harnesses properties from a unique blend of natural ingredients that provide anti-oxidation and moisture. Nünature products come with 3 essential hair benefits: strengthening of hair roots, reduction and prevention of hair fall, and protection from daily damage.

The Nünature team shared about the benefits of this anti-aging solution and how it has helped two women in regaining healthy hair. Daily pollution, stress, pregnancy and chemical treatments are just some factors that can damage our hair and result to hair fall, dandruff, dryness and more. 

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Left photos: 2 women who have experienced amazing result from Nunature, Right photo: Cynthia Loh of Nunature

What makes Nünature great:
  1. Contains NO SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)
  2. Contains NO SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate)
  3. Contains NO Parabens
  4. Safe for everyday use
  5. Contains 98% natural ingredients
  6. Affordable price range of below RM25 for 250ml bottles
  7. Some products can be used by kids, too
So what’s inside each Nünature hair product?
Indian Kino Tree Extract
Pterocarpus Marsupium Bark, also known as the Indian Kino Tree, is the key ingredient in all Nünature Shampoo range. As the scalp ages, glycation (hardening of peri-follicular collagen) occurs, causing hair loss. Indian Kino Tree Extract delays aging with its powerful anti-free radical properties, thus preventing cell damage and improving cell metabolism while containing excellent water retention’s properties to keep your hair in good elasticity all the time.
Silk Amino Acids
Extracted from raw silk, Silk Amino Acids are naturally-occurring water-soluble glycoproteins. These molecules penetrate deeply to strengthen, rebuild and nourish damaged hair without causing any build up. When the scalp soaks up its benefits, hair also becomes softer, fuller-bodied and stronger.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
The essential amino acids in Soy Protein deliver nutrients to the scalp to maintain its balance. It provides the scalp with essential nutrients for cell renewal, and over time, Soy Protein improves cellular metabolism.
Nünature offers an all-encompassing range of products, formulated to suit all types of hair concerns. With 6 shampoos and 2 conditioners, you can mix and match for a tailor-made hair pampering experience:
  1. Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo
  2. Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  3. 2-in-1 Shampoo
  4. Volumizing Shampoo
  5. Hydration Shampoo
  6. Hydration Conditioner
  7. Daily Shine Shampoo
  8. Daily Shine Conditioner
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Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo – Keeps hair looking fuller, day after day
Suitable for: all hair types, especially those with hair fall problems
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
Prevent hair loss with this shampoo, which boasts a proprietary blend of natural botanical extracts to boost hair and scalp health by activating the stem cells located within the hair follicles. The active ingredients promote cell regeneration and stimulate regrowth, delivering nourishment to the roots while strengthening weakened hair. It also conditions hair and improves its texture to reduce hair fall due to breakage.
I say: This is definitely a must-try! Hair fall is not easy to solve. Do you notice the amount of hair fall you have every time you bathe and every time you comb your hair?
Key ingredients:
Pea Peptides, the result of a cutting-edge technology that helps to activate stem cells in the hair follicles. The addition of Peppermint Oil also helps to control inflammation and itchiness, providing a soothing, cooling effect while improving blood circulation.
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Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – No more worries from itching, flaking & breakage
Suitable for: dandruff concerns
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
Dandruff is indeed a frustrating problem, even more so if your scalp is sensitive or oily. This lightweight shampoo balances sebum production while improving hair and scalp health by activating the stem cells in the follicles. With continued use, you no longer have to worry about itching, flaking or breakage, and your scalp stays clean and soothed for longer.
Key ingredients:
Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein provides adequate oil control, and Black Pepper Extract (Piper Nigrum Berries) help to soothe redness and inflammation. A unique Herbal Complex, featuring 7 different natural plant extracts, also acts as a ‘shield’ to protect hair and scalp from environmental irritation.
I say: I don’t usually get dandruff but when I do, like some of you, I really hate it. It’s not chic to have flakes on a black dress or suit when I go for meetings or events.
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2 In 1 Shampo0 – Strong & healthy hair in one step
Suitable for: all hair types
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
Perfect for the busy woman, this 2-in-1 formula cleanses and conditions in one step, making your hair silky smooth and shiny while providing it with its daily dose of proteins. Rinse away the day’s dirt and grime to reveal soft and lustrous hair that shines with health.
I say: Hola! This would be a perfect travel companion so I don’t need to bring a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of conditioner separately. Perfect timing for Chinese New Year travels.
Key ingredients:
Guar Tree Extract is an excellent conditioning agent, improving the ease of combing in both virgin and bleached hair. Lavender enhances blood circulation, strengthens hair and prevents hair fall.
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Volumizing Shampoo – Extra volume for radiantly alive hair
Suitable for: fine, limp hair with oily roots
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
A saviour for oily scalp and hair, this shampoo adds body, volume and bounce. It controls excess oil production, and also promotes hair growth. With this shampoo, flat, greasy locks are a thing of the past. Leave your hair looking and feeling lively and healthy.
I say: If you have fine hair that tends to look thin on your head, here’s your solution. This will also be great for women and men who want their locks of hair to look fuller with added volume.
Key ingredients:
Witch Hazel (Hammamelis Virginiana Leaf), a natural astringent, helps to dissolve oil and control sebum production. Panthenol, also known as Vitamin B5, improves hair’s elasticity and volume, making it easier to style and softer to touch.

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Hydration Shampoo – The ultimate do-over for dry & damaged hair
Suitable for: dry, damaged or frizzy hair
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
If you are always subjecting your hair to chemical treatments like colouring, bleaching or perming, this shampoo is right for you. It delivers a dose of extra moisture and nourishment to keep hair strong, soft and manageable. Damaged hair needs extra care, and this gentle yet nourishing formula does just that without creating any build-up.
I say: This is perfect for me! I go for 2x a year rebonding treatment and I know that my hair tends to be dry. I need this hydration! And this shampoo comes with a matching conditioner!
Key ingredients:
Hydrolyzed Keratin repairs damage and restores strength to hair, while Coconut Oil adds shine and softness, preventing the scalp from drying out. Guar Extract conditions hair and makes combing easier.
Hydration Conditioner – Revive your hair’s moisture level
Suitable for: dry, damaged or frizzy hair
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
Complement Nünature Hydration Shampoo with this ultra-intense conditioner, which acts effectively to gently repair, regenerate and protect hair from future damage, keeping it healthy and soft. Extensive chemical processes can strip away hair’s natural moisture levels, leaving behind a dull, frizzy, brittle mess. Restore shine, softness and manageability to your locks once more.
Key ingredients:
Honey, which contains natural antioxidant properties, protects hair from UV damage while keeping it moisturised. Aloe Vera acts as a natural conditioner to deeply moisturize hair, making it silky soft.
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Daily Shine Shampoo – Soothe that sweet, little head naturally
Suitable for: all hair types, can be used for children 7yo and above
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
Perfect for daily use, this ultra-mild formula is suitable for everyone in the family, including children. It gently cleanses and provides hair with its daily dose of proteins, leaving it healthy and easily manageable.
I say: It’s great to have hair care products that I can also use on my son! And who doesn’t want shiny hair? We all do, don’t we? I can alternate use of this one with the rest of Nünature products, may it be Anti-Hair Fall, Hydration, Anti-Dandruff…it’s exciting to have such a collection of shampoo and conditioner.  
Key ingredients:
Olive Oil, rich in Vitamins E and K, delivers essential moisture to improve luster and elasticity, while Coconut Oil adds shine and softness, preventing hair from breaking due to brittleness. Hydrolyzed Keratin also creates a protective veil on hair’s surface, shielding it from heat damage.
Daily Shine Conditioner – Soothe that sweet, little head naturally
Suitable for: all hair types
Price: RM23.90 for 250ml
This conditioner provides hair with a blend of natural proteins, giving it the shine of health. Keep your hair silky-smooth and tangle-free. Light enough for daily use yet incredibly nourishing, achieve a healthier head of hair the natural way. 
Key ingredients:
Olive Oil is rich in Vitamins E and K, which help protect hair from environmental damage. It delivers a potent dose of antioxidants to hair, restoring luster and shine to dull, damaged hair. Coconut Oil preserves the hydration levels of scalp and hair, preventing breakage caused by brittleness.
What am I excited to try first? Definitely the Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo! I am now on my 7th day of testing this shampoo that promises reduction of hair fall. Did it meet my expectations? Does it really work? Is it worth the price of RM23.90? You’ll find out on my next post about Nünature.
Want to check Nünature out? Where to buy?
Nünature Hair Care is available at all leading pharmacies in the Central Region: Alpro Pharmacies, AA Pharmacies, Lesley Pharmacy, Village Grocer, Big Pharmacies (coming soon), Multicare Pharmacies (coming soon) and etc.
How much?
Nünature Shampoo/ Conditioner 250ml – RM23.90

Nünature Shampoo/ Conditioner 450ml – RM35.90

If you have questions, you may contact: enquiries@cyren.com.my

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My 2015 Beauty Regime from The Butterfly Project Beauty Box

How are you starting your beauty regimen this year? Have you got your whole body (or most of it) covered? Thanks to The Butterfly Project, I got started with my new regimen early.

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Happy New Year! Wait, what? Is it late?

It’s always wonderful to welcome the new year with new things…specially beauty stuff. And this month, I have started using new and exciting products to take care of my lips, hands, face and hair. 

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For the face, it’s time to explore a new cleanser and a moisturiser to improve my skin tone with Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Cleansing Foam and Moisturizing Cream. I have yet to unbox the cream but starting with the cleansing foam, I fell in love with the beautiful scent. I know, I know, it’s not the scent that solves my skin concern but, hey, can’t help it if the scent is really lovely. These Sakura White products give the skin fresh and pinkish radiant complexion. And they are affordable, too, starting at RM12.90.

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I’ve been using GlamGlow since last year and seeing this travel size ThirstyMud is an excitement. This is still part of my beauty regime and with Chinese New Year approaching, I’m just happy to have this travel size tube! GlamGlow ThirstyMud gives hydrating wonders on the skin within a 20-minute application and wash off or tissue off. 
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Oh, yes, I regularly enjoy my GlamGlow mud with some wine

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I enjoy using mist on my face for instant moisture and skin refreshment. I’m currently using Melvita Eau Florale de Rose Damask Floral Rose Water, which I’ve also placed in a mini spray to carry with me to work. Now this Always Aloe Vera Soothing & Refresh Gel Mist is a delightful treat from the beauty box! I haven’t heard of this brand but the scent is invigorating, the mist feels great on the face and I love the spray. 

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Hair is a priority for me to start this year right as the effect of my rebonding treatment is starting to wear off. I’m always exploring shampoos and conditioners that will take care of my damaged hair. This Matrix Biolage Colorlast shampoo, as its name suggests, is for making color last longer – giving you salon-vibrant color for up to 9 weeks – but I discovered that Biolage also has a shampoo for dry hair —- Biolage Hydrasource. The Matrix Biolage hair care range addresses specific hair concern and is committed to creating sustainable products. 

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I love lip care products and will continue to love them. I’ve tried Shizens Lip Tattoo (see full review HERE) and it’s an amazing moisturizer, color and anti-aging product in one. It’s priced at RM168 so I may want to save it for office days and important events. For those casual days, I have Maybelline Baby Lips Colored Lip Balm to save my dry lips. If I remember right, this is only around RM15, available at leading pharmacies and beauty shops. I love the watermelon flavour and color of this Pink Shock variant. Did I mention it provides 8-hour moisture? 

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We must always hydrate our hands and take care of them daily and hourly. Hourly? Oh, yes, specially if you’re working inside cool temperature places. Never allow your hands to feel dry so always carry a tube of hand cream with you. This L’Occitane Velvet hand cream is a perfect companion to make sure that my hands stay young and beautiful. 
So these are some of my beauty picks to start my beauty regime this year! What are yours? 

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Happy New Year! Top Product Picks from 2014

It has been a great year and as I welcome 2015, I’m just happy to acknowledge the wonderful products that I’ve tested in the past 12 months…

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I’ve chosen the top reviews and products that I’ve enjoyed the most from last year, 2014. And if you’re visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you’ll enjoy the article that you’ve landed on 🙂 


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I can’t get enough of NARS and I can’t even choose just 1 eye product from this brand to be my top 
choice. Nars eye paint has become a daily part of my eye makeup. It’s just so versatile; works as a liner; works great for smokey eyes; works as an eyeshadow…perfect for me. 

Nars Dual Eyeshadow is amazing. It can be used with both wet and dry application, giving more edge on how you build eye effect with just 1 or 2 shades. Every time I use any Nars product, I feel like a pro. 


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I just recently reviewed its Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Brights and I’m really impressed, considering that this brand sells very affordable products. The color payoff is superb so if you’re looking for more impact with your color play, this affordable eye makeup brand is highly recommendable. They have a great range of lovely lipsticks, too!


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Who would have thought that I’d explore loose powder? I’ve been using compact powder and liquid foundation for the past X years but this extremely stylish loose powder is irresistible. Powder texture is perfect and does wonders on the face. 

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I had a total of 3 MAC lipsticks this year (I think) but I loved this one the most. Firstly, I adore the matte red finish of the tube, which is a step sexier than the usual MAC tube. And, of course, the lip color itself is simply kick*ss. Wear whenever, wherever; it adds style to your look. This red shade has shimmer effect and looks even better for evening wear!

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This moisturiser restores elasticity of the skin and stimulates collagen production. It has an unusual color but I love how it works on my face and neck. In just 3 days of using this, there’s a significant result on the texture and suppleness of the skin. It’s a great anti-aging cream!


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This is my perfect companion for the year in my fight against photo-aging. I love the sheer finish, which also makes it great on the face, even with makeup. It has a non-sticky texture and works for both body and face. Affordable, too!


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Every time I use this mask, I just keep falling in love with it again. It’s not surprising at all that a lot of celebrities are also captivated by this product. The immediate effect on the skin is amazing, right after a 20-minute treatment with this mask. It’s addictive but, of course, I put a 3-day interval between uses. Oh, can’t wait to use it again in the next 3 days!


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Sun exposure definitely takes a toll on our skin eventually. It’s a never-ending battle against photo-aging but with the right product, our skin will have better defences and cure, too! This Clinique product reduced my spots effectively, used together with the brightening cream. 


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My husband gave this as a Christmas present in 2013 and I am so in love with it. The fragrance is of floral notes; I love floral notes! And the bottle design is chic, so beautiful to see in my vanity cabinet. 


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I love attending beauty workshops when I get the chance and among the ones that I’ve attended, this is the best one. The event was done efficiently and beautifully. Venue was great, food served was delicious, workshop was fun and educational, guests were treated highly, products are amazing and the Dior & Women’s Weekly team were just amazing. 


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Luxola has really made beauty shopping convenient and fun. I’ve been frequently exploring new brands to try and I still enjoy the feeling of surprise every time I receive a Luxola parcel. The brands they carry are worth exploring, such as SkinInc, Miriness and affordable makeup tools like Sigma and Zoeva. Promotions make Luxola shopping even more irresistible. Service is fast and efficient, why wouldn’t I shop?


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My hair can get very dry and lifeless so I need hair products that provide damage repair and nourishment. I guess my rebounding sessions have made my hair dry and weak. I love this Watsons Argan Oil hair care range, which is also affordable. 


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This brand is simply unique, creative and beautiful. The headband designs and styles range from classy, fun, elegant, simple, colourful, surprising and more. The way Sereni and Shentel brought head piece concepts to life is catchy and captivating. It even has collection for babies, too! When I first saw photos of its different collections for babies, kids and women, I adored the brand. 


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Charles & Keith has been great on my feet. I love their designs, I love the material and my feet love their shoes. I often get sore feet or some discomfort with other brands but not from C&K. Their shoes are durable, lasts long and stylish. I enjoy wearing wedges and C&K has one of the best collections that change every season. The bags are worth buying, too. 


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I’m a shoe-aholic and I also enjoy shopping shoes for my son. Stride Rite is the best brand I’ve bought for him. The shoes last very long, even the washable ones after regular washing. It’s very comfortable and my son enjoys wearing them. 


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Wine is one of the few addictive things in life that I enjoy and I particularly love Wine Talk when it comes to looking for or buying wines. Wines are easy to find and order online via its website, and the wines will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Simple and easy. 

So these are my top picks from 2014! I am looking forward to more products and services to try this year. 2015, let’s make it even better, more exciting and more fun!