Review: Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Serum

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I have always been a fan of the Indeed Labs range of items, and have, in the past reviewed many of their skincare products. In this post, I’d like to tell you about their latest item in the Indeed Labs family, the Fillume Volumising Serum. This product is a half of a set, and is meant to be used with the Fillume Volumising Moisturiser, which I unfortunately have yet to try out. 

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Personally, I use the serum paired with my trusty Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Moisturizer. 

Some of the benefits of the Fillume Volumising Serum include:

  • Restoring facial contours.
  • Improves facial firmness, suppleness and elasticity.
  • Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Increases skin’s hydration levels and stimulates skin renewal
  • Improves the tone and texture of skin.

The Fıllume Volumising Moisturiser contains a combination of clinically proven ingredients designed to help target the appearance of subtle facial volume loss. Sesamin, (from seeds of sesame), hyaluronic acid, and a molecular network of natural biopolymers help skin appear fuller, firmer and smoother.  

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Usage: I use the serum daily by applying a small broad bean sized amount to a cleansed face and neck each morning & night. The box recommend a pea sized, but I use more 🙂

Personal Thoughts: Thing is, being in my mid twenties, I’m at that age where wrinkles have yet to develop, (yet being the key word) however without any care, those pesky lines would surely appear much earlier than they need to. So to me, this is more of a “prevention is better than a cure” product. After a trial run with this, I wasn’t able to see results in terms of lines reduction, since I had none to begin with, however I did notice that my skin felt much softer & hydrated through the day. 

I reckon for those of you who already have wrinkles and lines to frown about, ( don’t, you’ll get more lines! 😀 ) this would be a great product to try out.  But for those of us who are *ehem* of a younger age, you may not get the promised results from this.

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The ingredient list. You guys might want to know that this product has a chock full of silicone, so those of you with silicone allergies might wanna be a bit more wary. Despite the silicone, I didn’t have any clogged pores, breakouts, etc. It worked just fine for me, but I do double cleanse my skin each day, so that might be a contributing factor as well. 

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To sum things up, I feel that Fillume is a product that one should give a trial run is you are worried about the appearance of lines, however, do bear in mind, that as all skin care products do, this may take time, and results aren’t instantaneous. This isn’t Botox in a bottle guys 😛  

Have you tried the Fillume range? If not, would you be willing to give it a go, if not?

The Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Serum retails for RM126.30/30ml & available exclusively at Muse by Watsons Sunway Pyramid, Watsons Alamanda, Paradigm and KLCC.

For more information, useful links below!

https://www.facebook.com/MusebyWatsons

http://indeedlabs.com/

xoxo,
Shashay

[Review] Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator & The Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Moisturiser

Oh hello there sexy faces!

Hope you guys have had a nice weekend wherever you are 🙂 It’s a 4 day weekend where I live here, so its been amazing to have a nice long break. (although I don’t see why I’m so happy about it considering I’ve been on holiday for at least a month now lol) In other news, it’s a baby girl for the British royal family, so I was rather pleased to read about the news ❤ Congrats Kate & Wills!!  While everyone else has been busy making babies, getting married or engaged, (it’s wedding bells everywhere I go these days =_=”) I’ve been trying out some new skin care products that I wanted to tell you guys about. Yes. Priorities for the win yo. 😀

So you see, I’ve always had a thing for all products that cometh forth from Indeed Labs, and I’ve also reviewed a couple of their products which are the Hydraluron Serum & Nanoblur respectively here & here. Imagine my happiness when 2 more products from them landed on my vanity, so buckle up cos its going to be a long post!

Indeed Labs has been churning out one new product after the other recently, and these two are some of the latest additions to the Indeed Labs family, which are the Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator & the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Moisturizer. I mentioned these two items briefly in my recent post about the launch event which you can read here, and today let’s have a proper full on review on these two products shall we?

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[Review] Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Removes More Than Just Eye Makeup

Hello awesome people!

I figured that I’d take a break from all the make-up reviewing, and stop for a moment to show you guys the products that I have been using to take my makeup off instead. All that grimy makeup has to be washed off at the end of the day, remember? 🙂 Please don’t ever go to bed with makeup on, you’ll just be wasting all the hard work put into your skin care regime. The spots, white heads & blackheads are just not worth it.

Just to share with you guys, my cleansing routine usually goes something along the lines of this:

  1. If I’m strapped for time, (which is almost all the time tbh) I use a cotton pad together with a makeup remover, and wipe off all my makeup. Then I proceed to cleanse with my facial cleanser. (Currently using the Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser)
  2. Other times when I want to cleanse my makeup and take a shower in one go, I’ll use my cleansing oils, (Have been using Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-shine Fresh Cleansing Oil for now) massage it into my face, & wash it off with water & face cleanser.
  3. And when I have extra time on hand, I like to take my own sweet time with a cleansing balm, massage it into my skin, and wipe it off with warm water and a face cloth. (My current cleansing balm is from Clarins, love it!)
  4. Even if I use a makeup remover, cleansing oil, or a cleansing balm, I always make sure to double cleanse, meaning I go over my skin for a second time with a facial cleanser, to get rid of all the oils, and any excess makeup that might still be clinging on for dear life.
  5. And in some rare cases, I’ve even triple cleansed too!
  6. And that’s its folks! *insert the nostalgic Looney Tunes cartoons here lol!*
  7. In any case if I’m too sleepy, tired, or just plain ol lazy, I just use a makeup wipe! One day of not cleaning my skin to death wont kill me. 😀

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[Product Launch] Getting to Know 3CE & the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

Annyeonghaseyo errbody!

Hello from Korea! 🙂 Nahh, I kid lol. Am still here in the land of the 1MBD debts & the Sedition Act fol. Anyway, so you guys know how much I love makeup right? But through out my many trials and errors of the many brands out there, I’ve never ever found myself fancying Korean makeup. Korean skincare, I love, but makeup? I have my concerns. First of all, the colour range in Korean brands never suit me, ever. The bane of having darker skin in a big big Asian world. Second of all, a lot of times their packaging are too cutesy and pink for my liking. (Hello Etude House!) And finally, I never could get past the fact that Korean makeup brands or more like the Korean community have always came up with weird and strange standards of beauty. Think puffy eye bags, ullzang, aegyo sal. =_=”

So, it was with a hint of apprehension that I attended the recent event organized by The Butterfly Project & Muse By Watsons to get to know 3CE makeup & the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (which isn’t a Korean brand fyi)

From left: 3-Concept Triple Eye Shadow, Shimmer Glow Bloc (RRP112), & the Duo Cover Concealer (RRP153)

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We had a quick intro to 3CE, and were told that Muse By Watsons have just officially brought them into their store in Sunway Pyramid. Woohoo, 3CE fans rejoice! ❤ I swear everytime I go into the Muse store, my money just flies away 😀

Product: Glossing Waterful Foundation (RRP177) Check out Paris B’s review on it 😉

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I had a chance to play around with their infamous lip pigments, (RRP 78) which I know is one of 3CE’s best selling products! I really liked the lip pigments, and I think I’m going to pick up a few colours for myself soon. ❤ There are 7 shades available, including a pure white pigment that is used to lighten the darker if need be.

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 More pretty pictures just because I love taking pictures of makeup ❤ Oh and all pictures are credited to my trusty Samsung Galaxy Mega! 

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Apart from 3CE, we had the chance to discover the latest product in the Indeed Labs range, the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly. (RRP 99/30ml) It literally is the big sister of Hydraluron’s Moisture Serum, and acts as a topical moisturizer. I think its a really cool product from first impressions, because first of all, its in jelly form, and second of all, the moisturizer pump is one of a kind. Forgetful me failed to take a picture of it in the excitement, but you can view more pics of the cool pump here. Yes, I have officially called a product pump “cool”. 

The moisture jelly contains PatcH2O, a micro network moisture complex, which saturates the skin with fast-absorbing ingredients and Fucogel, which helps to form a protective film on the skin’s surface to defend against moisture evaporation. At the same time, the hyaluronic acid in it works to help improve hydration levels and stimulate collagen production, leaving skin plump and with improved texture. Its a product that’s best used together with the moisture serum, so that you get maximum hydration on the skin. 

If you spot with your eagle eye, the Eysilix tube has got me wanting more. Its actually an eye cream that helps to nourish and re-energise the skin around your eyes and contains 10 peptides tohelp to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles while targeting fine lines and wrinkles. Imma get Eysilix soon!

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Next up, we have the 3CE Pore Silky Balm (RRP83), which is a makeup primer in solid form. This was a hit with me, I really loved the texture of the primer and how it sits on my skin. Its applied with a sponge, and you can blend with a brush, sponge, or even your fingers.

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Oh and the main highlight besides the skincare & makeup products was the food! The event was held at A Pie Thing, a cute little hipster-ish joint in Damansara Uptown. I highly recommend you guys to drop by, because their pies taste really good, and with huge portions too. Prices for dem pies range from RM11.90-15.90 if I’m not mistaken.

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I got the Chicken & Mushroom Pie with mashed potato & peas. Omnomnomnom!

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While nomming, there was a quick demonstration by the 3CE makeup artist, showing us how to use the products to their best potential, correctly. Did you know that that the lip pigments can be used as cream blushes too? 🙂

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All in all, I had a great time with the girls, munching on pies, getting to know 3CE a little better, and I guess I’m not so adverse to trying out Korean makeup moving forward, lol! Since I received some items from 3CE, I’ll give those a proper go and report back! And I’m going to be giving the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly a run as well, so I’ll keep you guys posted. 

For more information on the products, and to follow updates from Muse by Watsons, useful links below:

https://www.facebook.com/MusebyWatsons

3CE Website: http://en.stylenanda.com/products/3-concept-eyes/AS000000/

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http://indeedlabs.com/

indeed labs logoxoxo,
Shashay

March Empties!

Hey girls & boys!

I’ve actually never done an empties post before since I started this blog, and I guess this a collective empties for the year 2015 so far. Now I’ve been trying to finish up my products since I realized I had too many of them lying around collecting dust and being of no use. Some of these products have been a staple in my routine & some were new additions. 

PS: Some of these products were sent to me, some were bought by myself, but it will not affect my review on them. 

PPS: Let me know if you want full, proper reviews on any of these products, and I shall oblige 🙂

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Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume : This is my second bottle of dry shampoo that I’ve finished, the first being the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original Clean & Classic.  I love me some dry shampoo, and I usually use them on the 3rd day after a hair wash just maintain a less greasy looking scalp. I have no complaints on the dry shampoo, it does what it says & considering I’m on my 3rd bottle now, I must say I love it! Currently I’m using the Batiste Fruity & Cheeky in Cherry. They retail for MR25.90 at local supermarkets. Repurchase? Oh you bet! ❤

Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo: I bought this simply because it claimed to address hair thinning, so I fell hook, line and sinker. It didn’t eradicate my hair thinning completely, but it did minimize it. It acts like a clarifying shampoo, and my hair was healthy when I was using it, though it did leave my hair feeling slightly dry. My hair loss issues aren’t gonna go away with a shampoo, but at least this helped. This shampoo retails for RM96 at Luxola Malaysia. Repurchase? Yep, sure will, since its a cheaper alternative to the Rahua Shampoo!

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream: I didn’t expect to love this moisturizer as much as I did, but I do. It keeps my skin hydrated, no breakouts occurred while I was using it, and leaves skin looking matte. Kiehls did a marvelous job developing this!  I used this whole jar up in 3 months, and have been planning to get another jar soon, but I need to finish up my current stash of moisturizers first. The product retails for RM105 at local Kiehls outlets. Repurchase? Yes, once I go through my skincare drawer and finish everything else! 😀

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment: I got this product from a giveaway, and it was part of the Tarte Sweet Dreams collection. I used it all up in less than a month, since it was just a small jar of product. It claims to hydrate, firm and brighten the delicate eye area, but I couldn’t see much of a difference after a month of using it. Either I have to use this product longer, or it just doesn’t work for me. And since I don’t have wrinkles or any dryness around my eyes to begin with, how could I see difference? I’m not sure how much this retails for, but I do know a small jar of this & the sample sized Tarte Maracuja Oil retails for RM47 at local Sephora outlets. Repurchase? Nope. Will be spending my money on a better eye cream, like the Clarins one I’ve been eyeing. Pun totally intended!

Rahua Shampoo: This was another whim purchase off Luxola, and was recommended to me by someone I knew. It claims to fortify weak, damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles, allowing for hair to grow longer and stronger. And as all hair products go, I fell for the claim. It did keep my hair long and strong, and definitely kept my scalp healthy, though my hair loss still remained. This was a pricey purchase too, since 275ml of product retails for RM 129.50 on Luxola Malaysia. I liked the scent of the shampoo, it smelled like molasses and sugar, and always left my hair smelling sweet and nice. Le jaan used to say my hair smelled like syrup lol! Repurchase? If I had the extra cash, definitely. 

b.liv Hyaluronic Original Hydration Essence: This was sent to me for a review, and I did rave aplenty on the blog post on it which you can read here. Repurchase? I already have Hydraluron, which is a more cost-effective hyaluronic acid serum, though with Hydraluron’s recent price increase, I’m not so sure anymore. :/ Damn you GST! 

Hydraluron by Indeed Labs: This is also another hyaluronic acid serum that I purchased for moisture boosting my skin, and my thoughts on it are available here. Repurchase level? Amazeballs!!

Last but not least, the Vichy Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel: This I bought simply Paris B raves to no end about it, and I just had to pick up a bottle for myself. And I’m actually on my second bottle now, which says a lot, since I always find myself changing cleansers as often as I change clothes lol! I love this cleanser, it keeps my skin balanced, hydrated, and most importantly, clear! I haven’t had acne, breakout, not even hormonal ones for the past few months. This is only available via Luxola Malaysia currently, I’m afraid and retails for RM69.50. A tad pricey no doubt, but a price I’d pay for clear skin, so definitely a repurchase worthy product.

So there you have it lovelies, my empties for this month. I’ll try and finish up more products and get another empties post up soon ❤ Hopefully I manage to finish up some makeup too, because I have yet to hit pan on anything so far! 

Do comment if you would like full reviews on anything mentioned, or if you’ve tried any of these products, and loved or hated them. I would love to know more! 🙂

xoxo,
Shashay

[Product Launch] Aupres Aqua Energy

Hey awesome people!

So you know my never-ending sermon about how important hydration is to your skin? Yeah, its back again 😀 The story is, I recently attended the launch of the latest line in the Aupres family, the Aupres Aqua Energy. This line is aimed to increase moisture retention, giving your skin the hydration it needs.

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The Aupres Aqua Energy line is specially formulated with unique Green Tea Complex to soothe agitated cells, and its exclusive Smart Moisture Complex replenishes skin with the right amount of moisture while conditioning its moisture-retaining environment. There are three other main ingredients in the range, natural yeast-derived Amino Acid, rose extract and Green Tea Complex which help the moisture retaining process along.

This exclusive technology allows each cell to trap in moisture abundantly, allowing the skin to brim with purified moisture even when exposed to severe dryness.

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There are 6 items in the line, with the Moisture Capturing Essence being their star product in the line. It is a highly-functional moisturizing essence that not only exerts excellent moisturizing power and moisture-retaining ability but also promotes the strength of the skin to create its own moisture.

  • Cleansing Foam 125g/RM65
  • Moisture Lotion 170ml/RM80 (available in three textures for different skin types)
  • Moisture Emulsion 130ml/RM85
  • Moisture Capturing Essence  80g/RM120
  • Cream 50g/RM100
  • Eye Cream 20g/RM100

More product pics just because.

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Fun fact. Did you know Aupres means “next to you, close to you” in French? It upholds the brands basic philosophy of “High Quality”, “High Service” and “High Image.

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Demonstrating the star product, the Moisture Capturing Essence. Just scoop and massage onto skin for bounciness! 

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During the launch, I had a chance to explore the makeup line from Aupres as well. I didn’t know that Aupres did makeup as well, so this was a pleasant surprise! From blushers to concealer and foundation, there was whole range to explore.

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The eye shadows was buttery, pigmented, and oh so soft. Even the powders were finely milled and goes on so smooth.

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I had a good time at the launch learning a lot about Aupres, and what they had to offer. Its been a brand that is quite quiet in the market to be honest, which left many of us not knowing what goodies were in store from their brand.

 In a nutshell, who will love this line? Anyone with dehydrated skin, or not,  in need of products that will moisturize skin from outside in. I’ll be trialing the range soon, so I’ll report back when I can on its effectiveness!

For more info, useful links as per below:

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https://www.facebook.com/aupresmalaysia

The Aupres Aqua Energy range is available at all Aupres counters starting January 2015.

xoxo,
Shashay

[Review] A Shashay Spa Day

Hey guys!

Am back again with a quick post on a simple pamper session you can do right from your own home 🙂 I’m pretty sure that now and again every one of us feels that the weight of the world lies on our shoulders, and those shoulders sometimes just really needs to chill out. A good tune in the background, a candle lighting up the rooms, doesn’t that sound lovely? ❤

I’ve got a few items here that may help you to relax, de-stress and to pamper yourself whenever the need be.

Have a read, and have fun!

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For the tired, dull skin, the first item I have is the Garnier Sakura White Range, consisting of the Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Gentle Cleansing Foam (RM12.88/100ml) and the Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Moisturizing Cream with SPF 21. (RM24.80/50ml)

Now I haven’t been using this range for long, but I can say Garnier truly does make wonderful products at drugstore prices. This range is supposed to give one a pinkish radiance complexion, so lets see how that goes. Hopefully my skin will be as beautiful as the Sakura flower this range is named for. 😀

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Next up, a treat from L’occitane for the weary hands! Say hi to the L’occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream. (RM39.00/30ml) L’occitane has always make lovely hand creams as far as my memory serves me, and this product definitely lives up to their rich heritage. A smell of rose, sweet violet and saffron lingers as this product is applied.

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For the dry, tangly mess of hair, we have the Matrix Biolage Smooth Proof Shampoo (RM55/ 40ml) infused with Camillia for frizzy hair. I personally don’t have frizzy hair, but sometimes, it does get tangled and messy after a rough night of sleep, and that’s where this baby come in. With no parabens, and a bloody amazing scent if I may say so myself, i have literally loved this shampoo from the moment I’ve been using it. 

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And for skin in need of deep hydration, masks to the rescue! With the Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet (RM14.60/20g) and the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask (RM10.00/25g). I love the Hydraluron mask more compared to the Nature’s Republic mask, mostly because of the scent, lol!

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And finally, for the parched skin in need of a moisture boost, there is the Always 21 Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist (39.00/100ml). Reminds me of Forever 21 😀 This is actually my favourite product of the lot, and it really does give that refreshing feel one is looking for. I carry this product with me almost all the time, and each time I feel a little fresh air, I spritz a bit of the mist and instant relief with a burst of an aloe vera scent engulfs me ❤

For more info, do click on the respective links.

Signing off with a note of relaxation, so goodbye for now!

PS: Let me know if you’d like a full in depth review on any of the products.

xoxo,
Shashay