Friday, November 23, 2012

MAYDAY MAYDAY!!! Moisture Needed!!!

Doesn't the sight of this excites you?????????

In the effort to work like crazy (work like crazy pun harus ada effort kah?), we constantly drown ourselves with gallons and gallons of caffeine (Guilty as charged!) to keep our brains boosted (or shall I say, kurang mengantuk maka pekerjaan menjadi lebih produktif?)

Namun, kita lazimnya melupakan bahawa betapa pentingnya air untuk perkembangan sel-sel diri kita... be it for the healthy development of body cells, to quench thirst, and not to forget, our dear skin.

I'm 26...going to 27 next year... A friend once asked me, is it okay to start anti-ageing products at this stage of life???

Well, to be some cases, our numerical age doesn't actually reflect our true biological age i.e we may be ageing older than we are due to work stress, family stress, financial distress etcetra etcetra...

So should we start on anti-ageing?

My safe answer would be no harm...But then again, some anti-ageing skin cares are priced HIGHER than the normal ranges for us young (boleh dikatakan) people. So is using anti-age fighters really necessary or somewhat another marketing ploy to make us spend more???


Hang-on a second, aku ni sudahlah mempunyai masalah kulit kering, dah tu nak start dgn anti-ageing pulak?? Bankruptlah ini macam!!! Aiyoo....

So I need a solution. And I need it quick. 

So in Guardian, I came across this:-

Description (Cuz I'm so Malas to Describe today...)

This daily 24h nourishing cream from RoC® combines moisturising agent Hydrovance®* with a cocktail of vitamins and essential nutrients, for a threefold moisturising action:
  • attract and lock water
  • rebuild reserves of nourishing ingredients
  • strengthen the skin barrier

Every day your skin is intensely nourished and feels soft and supple, for 24h hours of comfort.

Apply every day on a perfectly cleansed face and neck. Its rich and fast absorbing texture constitutes an excellent base for make-up.

Dry skin.

To simplify things, this is a highly hydrating night moisturiser...absolutely luscious for us with dry skin. 
And to add, since ROC is well-reknowned for its kind-to skin, anti-ageing products, you could say that this is great anti-ageing product for younger skin like us!


Look at the creamy texture....


After using this for a week my skin not only felt lovely and soft but actually looked noticeably plumper, which I’m putting down to it being more hydrated.

If you’re searching for something to to hydrate your dry, air-cond exposed skin, I’d definitely recommend giving RoC Hydra+ Rich 24hr Comfort Nourishing Cream since it’s not too expensive either. RoC Hydra+ is also available in a light texture that’s suitable for normal to combination skin types. My bro's using the lighter version of which, he bought it at RM35++ after 50% discount!

Best tak best tuuuu...........

RoC Hydra+ Rich 24hr Comfort Nourishing Cream retails at RM79. Great value~

Love, Jue

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Boscia Bright White Mask

While sheet masks continues to be my personal favourite (easy, cooling, comforting, no mess), I find that they only provide short term visible results. Makes u glow one day, and everything turns normal the next day.Thank god for science and technology, there are always other alternatives when you pretty much get bored of the usual same stuff...

For those who really know me, they would know that my favourite place to spend time in KLCC would either be Bakin' Boys, for their lovely muffins and cookie milkshakes, or Starbucks for pure coffee-holic experience (sorry CBTL, you don't really satisfy me enough...) or Mothercare (Ammar!), or other than that, is Isetan or Sephora (yup, you guessed it).


Btw, is it just me or that most Sephora skincares not sold in Malaysian department stores are pretty much priced higher than what you pay overseas? 

Ponder ponder ponder...

Nevertheless, I'm always prowling inside Sephora everytime I'm in KLCC. Yes, I'm only woman.

At this point of time, I was looking for a mask. Sure, peels have helped me a lot, but then again, too much exposure towards Glycolic Acid is not advisable.

Plus, skin caring is a marathon, not a sprint... so I don't wanna lose steam awal-awal, and become malas later on he he he....

I spoke to one SA, and as expected, she pointed out on my spots and unevenness. I gave her a sob sob story of my unexpected break out with the C serum (yes, you know which one), that caused me to broke in so many pimples, hence loads of acne scars.

The SA informed me that at this point, using serums to treat the visible acne scars is not enough. I needed to use some sorta exfoliation + brightening product to 'lift off' the dark marks and to peel off the dead cells first, in order to let the serum absorb into the skin.

(hey, isn't that what I've been doing??? Nevermind...dengar saja lah...)

So she recommended me this peel-off mask that helps to exfoliate and peel off the dead skin:-


Sesungguhnya, aku kurang menggemari peel off masks. They're messy, hard to remove and can cause dryness. But the SA convinced me that mask ini tidak mengeringkan. Claims that it helps to increase hydration.

Plus, for a big tube, only costs me RM90 sumthng...Menarik menarik....

Front View

Back view with description

Ninja! Haiyak!!!!!!

So to provide you guys with some description:-

An advanced antiaging mask that brightens, hydrates, and smoothes the skin.

What it is formulated to do:Soothing and hydrating, this antiaging mask contains clinical levels of advanced whitening ingredients to visibly even skintone, reduce dark spots, and brighten the complexion. Pro-vitamin C suppresses skin damage caused by UV radiation while delivering intense hydration and increasing natural moisture factors in the skin. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts collagen production to reduce excess sagging. The peel-off technology instantly smoothes the complexion for a healthy, youthful, fresh glow.

Texture: Sticky, white mixture...mcm dodol.

It screams everything good. But is it good? Wait for my updates soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Want More Hair?

I'd love
I think
more hair
more hair
like a big
old grizzly bear
more hair makes
you manly
more hair
makes you tough
more hair feels
like carpet
more hair keeps
you rough
more hair
for pretty ladies
to rub their faces on
more hair for
guys to jealous of
and more locks that can
be flung

I think more hair would be awesome
but I wouldn't wanna overdo it
because too much hair would make
me like a little furry blanket
and I couldn't cover both of us
just you and that ain't fair
more hair! 

Here's to all the beautiful ladies out there. Aye Aye!

Bioessence Tanaka 4x Flawless White Serum

Okay, so the disclaimer today is that I'm so not in a good mood. First of all, my PC has been lagging for months and months, causing a remarkable 50% drop in my work productivity... and to top up, I have accidentally deleted my powerpoint slides (consisting of 40++ slides done in a few months)...

What a fantastic life I'm having...

So I guess, its calls for some stress-busting time alias blogging time.

But then again, what I do take pride in myself is that I don't normally vent all my anguishness on blogs or facebooks ... and channel my inner chakras to releasing onto something else...whether great food, great company, or mere beauty-blogging!

(There, I feel better already :D)

Anyway, I'm sure u guys a well aware (and probably sick) of my ongoing, never-ending search for dark spot serums? Apparently here's the latest addition to a list of spot treatments and serums that I have hoarded..and dun seem to work (for me, that is....)


Hubby says I'm always excited when something screams "White, Flawless, Dark Spot"

Other than being a sucker for marketing of which caught my attention, this serum contains Kojic Acid and Arbutin, ingredients of which are normally used in most whitening products.

Okayh okayh... I was also hooked by the beautiful bottle...and the fact that the face of Bioessence was Scha Al-Yahya (I know she already have superb skin to begin with, but for some reason, the gimmick works on people like me...sighhhhhhhh.......)

Furthermore, the serum only costs RM70++, which is like a fraction of what I have spent on other whitening serums. 

For the description:-

Formulated with Tanaka Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid and Arbutin, what the serum would do is to protect the skin against UV rays, cools and moisturizes, curbs melanin production, as well as lightening of spots, eliminate of pigmentations and improves overall skin complexion.
As a result, pigmentations would be lightened, dull and yellowish skin tone would be brightened, blemishes would be reduced and skin would become fairer. The most amazing part is that the result can be expected in just 4 days!
Frankly speaking, I have no idea what the hell is Tanaka Extract... some sorta tree bark I guess?
The dropper
White in colour. Upon application, it absorbs immediately into the skin. I love the fact that its not greasy at all!
The product claims that you could see results within 4 days. As for myself, I've used it for 2 weeks and I so far I haven't been seeing any effects on my spots. Still looks the same...
Or am I impatient?
Other than that, I could say that I have seen slight evenness in my skin tone.. but then again, its probably due to the MD formulations peel pads I've been using.

So much for wishful thinking...

Monday, November 5, 2012

2 Weddings... Bliss on A Weekend....

So my post today is nothing skin care / makeup related.As the title says, this weekend we have celebrated 4 individuals who have vowed to join their lives together in a marriage, so beautiful in their own ways.

1) Yana Brahim and Syam Suhaimi

Having known this person since I started work, her bubbly, vivacious, carefree character always warms our hearts and souls. To my beautiful GF Yana, congratulations for your latest milestone as at 2nd November 2012, where you have upgraded your status to becoming a wifey.A bundle a joy soon perhaps???

And Ain... U look gorgeous at any time, whether ur preggers or not he he he...

2) Badran & Liyana

Strangely, both weddings I've attended that weekend had the name Liyana for both brides kan?
On the morning of 3rd Nov 2012, my abang saudara, Wan Mohd Shamsul Badran also tied the know with his wife Liyana, ending his bachelorhood @ 30 ++ years (sorry bang, I don't know ur exact age) hehe...
Mum and Son Getting Ready
Btw, this is the first time I've seen the groom wore skinnies to his wedding reception @ Bangi Golf Resort. Oh well, each to their own! :)

To Abg Bad, tahniah diucapkan...semoga menjalani kehidupan yang bahagia bersama isteri dan keluarga baru...

And Yana, welcome to the Big Endudian Family!

Kitaorg mmg suka crash other people's wedding w our photos he he....