Friday, 28 July 2017

Feeling Sparkly at the Pika Pika Sparkling Bright Tea Party

How would you like to be Pika Pika for real? 
No, I don't mean Pikachu but in beauty sense!
ใดใ‹ใดใ‹ or Pika pika in Japanese simply means Sparkle or Shine and today, I am going to share with you how to be one with none other than Watsons Malaysia
It wasn't too long ago we had an introduction party on Pika Pika, new Japanese brand and it was so much fun! Before I further elaborate on the happenings of that eventful date, allow me to just briefly introduce this brand to you.

[ ABOUT Pika Pika ]
Made in Japan, Pika Pika is a deep cleaning range that contains natural fruit extract, AHA and BHA that dissolves dead skin and impurities, preventing breakout that resulted from clogged pores.
As it is a Japan product, you can safely be assured that Pika Pika range is safe and of good quality. It promises a thorough cleansing experience, with strengthen skin barrier with each wash as well as a more hydrated and brightened complexion.
The Pika Pika Sparkling Bright Tea Party was held at Foret Blanc (Facebook link here, just in cased you decided to pop in after viewing the much tempted pictures that I will include at the end of this post *wink*).
We were lucky to experience the deep cleansing products first hand (with a No Mirror Makeup challenge!).
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There are 3 products in this Pika Pika series:-
 Sparkling Bright Fruity Cleansing Liquid
Sparkling Bright Peel Off Mask
 Sparkling Bright Hot & Cool Cleansing Gel

Sparkling Bright Fruity Cleansing Liquid
I don't get why they created such a long name for all the Pika Pika products (because someone like me will surely have an embarassing tongue-twisting moment should I need to ask the staffs any question on the products) but anyways, matters aside. Besides containing natural fruits extract, AHA and BHA in cleansing pores deeply, what we least expect was it removes makeup easily in the shower!
It really removes all my hardcore waterproof makeup in just a single wash! Like Seriously?!
This cleanser just eliminates the need of having any makeup removers and best of all, it is not drying to the skin. I definately can feel my skin is free from any elements and softer at the same time.
And it smells pleasantly refreshing like the apple
Ok, I missed a spot on my left brow >_< (TBH, this was my first time cleaning and exposing my vulnerable naked my face in public and this was rather shy for me)

The price is slightly pricier though, RM79 for 190mls. However if you consider the cost of having a facial cleanser and makeup remover, the price is comparatively similar. Once you try this, it would be difficult to turn back to your usual cleansers I guarantee :)

Sparkling Bright Peel Off Mask
This was the only product that we didn't get to try out due to time constrain but having positive experience with the first Fruity Cleanser Liquid, I would be looking very much forward to getting one myself :)
The Sparkling Bright Peel Off Mask like its name, needs to be leave on for 10-15 minutes before peeling off. Infused with ARBUTIN (inhibitor of dark spots and freckles; signs of aging), this Peel Off Mask acts as sebum controller and at the same time, removes dead skin for a glowing complexion. It is available at RM49 for 80g. Sounds like a yes for combination skin type :)

Sparkling Bright Hot & Cool Cleansing Gel
Here is the tiny but mighty Sparkling Bright Hot & Cool Cleansing Gel!
Alot of the influencers on board raved about it's effectiveness; the thermal effect that enlarges pores to remove impurities and blackhead, followed shortly with cooling menthol sensation while shrinking the pores back. Duo actions of Cleansing and Repairing!
Small but Mighty. Have I mention this smells fruity as well?

You can observe the transparent and gel-like texture when squeezed out of the tube. Just a small amount is needed to go a long way.

My skin is probably desensitized with regular usage of blackhead peel off mask. hence the thermal and cooling sensation creeps in rather slow. When I speak of thermal, it's actually a rather weak warm sensation so please don't get unnecessarily tensed up. As for the effectiveness, I can only say different people will yeild different results. Mine was so so but as said before, I am used to using stronger strength pore cleansers, so it could do well for first timers. You can get it at RM39 for 35g.

Tummies are meant to be filled up, even if you are a beauty influencer!  ๐Ÿ’„
@ForetBlanc is well-known for its French inspired cakes, so we were spoilt with much pleasure.
I can't say how much in LOVE I was with the desserts! Urgh!
Going to let the pictures explain the rest :)
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 Art inspired chocolates
 Did I hear someone said pretty macarons?
This just make into my favourite dessert list
Chocolate glazed cake
Scones!
And last but not least is the not-to-be-missed and worthy waiting for, Foret Blanc's signature unicorn Berry Mallow Corn softserve and macaron! They are so cute and full with surprises! You must try them out if you have the chance.

Thank you The Butterfly Project, Watsons Malaysia and Foret Blanc for the unforgettable day

xoxo

Juneci

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Althea Matte Box [Unboxing + REVIEW]

Althea Matte Box
   Hi everyone! It has been such a long time since I did an unboxing review and for today, I will be sharing on how to get matte with the Althea Matte Box! Most unfortunate this beauty box is currently out of stock (If you have been following @AltheaMalaysia closely, you would have known the price of their beauty boxes are always way lower then the original price) but if you want to try them out individually, do check out Althea's website at my.althea.kr/

I am going to review them in the usual beauty routine, so let's start with the cleanser!

Wangskin Moist Pure Skin Foam Cleanser
Wangskin Moist Pure Skin Foam Cleanser
The main ingredients of the Wangskin Moist Pure Skin Foam Cleanser are milk and rice (besides having mulberry root extracts which reduce irritations caused by our stressful environment), hence the sweet milk candy smell. It smells so delicious, I got confused everytime I use it (why can't I put you in my mouth...). Said to deeply cleanse the pores without stripping the skin's hydration, it also balance up our pore condition, thanks to the green tea extract that is present in this pink tube.
Wangskin Moist Pure Skin Foam Cleanser
The foam produced wasn't as fluffy as I expected (too many commercial influences) but one thing I liked was the extreme softness and smooth texture when I apply it to my moist skin. Even when I washed it off, my skin obviously felt softer and cleaner even with just one use! This foam cleanser is very gentle to the skin as there was no skin tightness felt. Squeeky clean or skin tightness usually means the cleanser is too harsh for your delicate skin. I have yet to experience the skin fairness that was promised with continous use but just the softer skin outcome is sufficient to keep me loyal.
Rating: 9/10 (I would give it a 10/10 if it's edible)
If you are interested to try it out for yourself, I have included the direct link to this girl's skin Moisture Cleanser on Althea.

Wangskin Moist Pure Skin Foam Cleanser | 100g at RM24 (RSP RM79)

Innisfree No-Sebum Toner
Innisfree No-Sebum Toner Review
I love Innisfree alot because they use all natural ingredients when it comes to beauty products. This Innisfree No-Sebum Toner helps to tone down on the sebum produced (no thanks to the fact that we are staying in a humid country) with the help of Jeju natural mineral and mint. Seriously, who don't love mint here?! It also contains nature-originated salicylic acid that helps lower our increased skin pH (again due to our environment factor) for a healthier skin.
Innisfree No-Sebum Toner
The toner has a watery texture just like any other skin toners. Since it was my first time using this No-Sebum toner, I had some expectations on it after reading mint was one of the ingredients. It was most unfortunate that I couldn't feel any cooling sensations, but again maybe they are talking about the inflamatory properties that mint has. I am undergoing some work changing stress here, so the least this toner could do for me is to keep my skin calm.
I would recommend you to briefly inhale the soothing scent of the toner before applying them to the skin as I found this rather therapeutic.
Rating: 6/10. I am not sure if it helps with my sebum control, but it sure does helps to calm my skin and soul a little.

Innisfree No-Sebum Toner | 200mls at RM47 (RSP78)

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Matte Gel
Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Matte Gel Review
Next up is the Pore Master Sebum Control Matte Gel by Aritaum. This product is not available in Althea Korea individually so I am really glad to be able to try this. But I would definitely want to restock this, so Althea please hear me out and restock on this!
Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Matte Gel
This matte gel has a water based texture despite coming out in the form of gel. I love the cooling soothing sensation it gives when applied on my skin and after properly spread, it gives the silky mattifying effect that absorbs sebum as well as reducing the appearances of pores. It also has a nice refreshing fragrance to it.

I wasn't expecting to like this product so much! This matte gel contains natural plants extract for an overall pore care. Although it does not completely hides my pores (I have some huge craters due to constant breakouts), I admit it does a great job in giving an overall matte look and reduces the appearances of finer pores, as well as keeping my makeup on longer.
Rating: 9/10!
Although this matte gel is currently not available but you can check out the Ariteum Pore Master Sebum Control Pact here.

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Matte Gel | 45mls

Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion
Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion
Omg, Peripera is in the box!!! 
This Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion in #2 Beige claims to have blur finish effect that hides blemishes and pores for a matte complexion and weightless coverage.
Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion
Look at the too cute cushion puff! It even comes in my favourite mint color ❤
Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion Review
Initially this color looks abit too dark for my skin tone, but after a while it blends to my original skin color, so it's not too bad. I am so impressed by the amount of foundation it has in this pack! Just a light tap picks up alot, so go gentle on it. This cushion also contains SPF50+ PA+++ for protection against harmful UV rays.
It covers minor blemish well but not angry ones like the one I have on my left cheek. It smells of light flowery powder which I rather like. However, the lasting power wasn't very long; only about 3-4 hours until my T-zone start shining.
Rating: 6/10.
I gave plus points for the content amount in this cushion and super cute packaging, but the lasting power could be better. If you don't have too oily skin type, this product may just be the one for you.

Peripera Inklasting Mint Cushion | 14g

SkinFood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder
SkinFood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder review
I recall Althea used to carry this face powder but not quite sure why they don't now. Anyway, this SkinFood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder controls excessive sebum and calms the skin with peach extract and pink calamine powder.
SkinFood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder review
Smells delicious like a peach, this finish powder is very fine and silky to touch. It is very much similar to the Innisfree powder pact that I used to have, so I have not much of comments for it.
As the powder is very fine, the puff picks up quite alot of product as well. I find it's okay to apply on naked to minimal makeup face but it can be rather cakey if topped on makeup after a long day. Due to the loose fine texture of this multi finish powder, it can get rather messy too which is why I prefer to go back to compact finishing powders.

The plus point of this powder would be the versatility of functions. I believe it would work fine if applied sparsely onto oily hair as it kept the surface matte and smells fresh of peach, not to mention it comes in such a small container that fits well in your hand carry.
Rating: 7/10

SkinFood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder | 5g

Lebaton Color Fit Lipstick
Lebaton Color Fit Lipstick review
Keeping the best to the last is the Color Fit Semi matte Lipstick by Lebaton. The one I am having is in my favourite shade; the #RoseCoral ❤
Lebaton Color Fit Lipstick review

This lipstick is actually a joint collaboration between Lebaton x OhSeunga and have 2 other shades; #MuseRed in vivid red color and #HeidiPink in celebrity's pink color.
Promising to be matte, I love the fact that this lipstick is almost non-transferable yet at the same time, it's so light weight and does not give any uncomfortable sticky feel on your lips. I almost forgot that I wore lipstick. Besides that, it is also non-drying unlike those lipsticks that gave me peeling skin on my lips after a few hours! I cannot understand the magic behind this.
I love the matte so much that I used the remainder stain on my fingers as my blusher; It turned out so good looking! Guess I have a new favourite lipsie on my list now.
Rating: 11/10!

Lebaton Color Fit Lipstick | 3.5g at RM35 (RSP RM52


So that's all for my review, I hope you enjoy reading this and here are some more vain selfies with different look.
Kawaii versus sexy OL look

Thank you Althea Korea for sending this over!
xoxo

Juneci