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

Annyeonghaseyo errbody!

Hello from Korea! ūüôā 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 ūüėÄ

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

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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‚Äôs 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? ūüôā

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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/

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Shashay

A 2015 Pink Makeup Look

Hello lovely people ūüôā

So a minor warning, this is a picture heavy post, which is usually not my thing, but there was so much pink, and I couldn’t help but to snap away! With Valentines day coming up, I figured I’d do a quick makeup look with all the goodies that I received from The Butterfly Project<3¬†

From left: Collection Cosmetics Hotlights Lipgloss (RM24.90/6ml), Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (RM55.90), Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Pink Shock (RM14.90, 3.5g) and the Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in 010 Pink Voltage (RM9.90/6ml).

Most of the items are available at any pharmacies in Malaysia, with the exception of The Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner which is available at Sasa.

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[Review] Shizens Lip Tattoo

Hi & hello again my lovelies!

Welcome to the first post of mine in 2015! Glasses raised to a more successful & fruitful year ahead!¬†Lets start the year off with a brand & a certainly interesting product that I’ve yet to review before, the Shizens Lip Tattoo.

A little about the brand before we delve deeper into the review. A local Malaysian brand, Shizens believes that everyone possesses unique natural beauty that should not be concealed but is to be accentuated. Shizens believes that makeup & skin care should enhance ones confidence level by revealing their individual uniqueness. They offer skin care and cosmetic products produced by bountiful natural ingredients sourced worldwide that are suitable for various skin type to resolve one skin problems and to accentuate natural beauty.

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The Shizens Lip Tattoo is no different. Being one of their star products, the Lip Tattoo promises to add a spread of moisture and relieve the formation of fine lines.

Not only does it repair your lips, it helps to lighten dark pigmented lips and gradually turn them into a natural pink or rose tone.

Being “blessed” with slightly darker lip tones and fine lines on mah lips, this is definitely one product I’ve been meaning to try. The extra drop of moisture seems to be an added bonus for me personally! ūüôā

Packaging wise, it just screams luxe, luxe, luxe. The gold box, opens up like a treasure box to reveal a metallic tube top with a transparent casing. Opening up the tube, a doe foot applicator similar to a regular lip product applicator reveals the thick white product. The doe foot applicator provides a perfect touch and ease of spreading of the product. (evenly I might add)

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The product itself is slightly thick and white, very much like the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, though not as thick or dissolve-able. There is no noticeable scent to the product as far as I could smell. Once applied, the product blends seamlessly into your lips. Swatches as per below. As you can see, there is a minor pink tinge. BUT, since lip products are applied onto your lips, lets see how it fares on the lips, shall we?

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The swatches below show the before and after picture. I do not have much fine lines to begin with, but I do have some beginning to form. (say hello to almost being 30!) The after picture shows that after application, lips are more moisturized, and the fine lines that I DO have are very much minimized!

There isn’t a sticky feeling upon application, nor is the product very thick. The product applies much like a simple watery material and absorbs & dissolves almost instantly, turning pink within a minute, though the pink and red varies between people. Some other beauty bloggers have reported a darker red than mine, lol!¬†I usually apply my lipstick/gloss after applying the lip tattoo and my lip¬†colour glides on much more smoothly and lips looks perfectly pouty with no lines whatsoever.

I use the product twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night. After a few days of using this product, I can notice lips feeling much softer, and fine lines diminishing. 

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Here’s a derpy picture of me rocking the Shizens Lip Tattoo! ‚̧ I look forward to using this product for a longer period of time to see if it indeed does cure pigmented lips completely. ūüôā

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To sum things up, the Shizens Lip Tattoo is a great product to add to your routine if you suffer from fine lines or are in need to cure pigmented lips. The only con to this product is the hefty price tag, RM 168 for a minuscule amount of 8ml. ¬†Since Shizens and most of their products do fall in the more luxe price range, (hey we¬†are paying for packaging, no?) I’m sure you’d think once or twice before purchasing the product. If in doubt, visit the many Shizens outlets and give the product a go in real time. Also, try and ask for samples because what better way to decide¬†than sampling?

The Shizens Lip Tattoo retails for RM168/8ml at all Shizens beauty counters.

For more info on Shizens, useful links as per below: 

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Shizens Beauty Counters are located at major malls in Malaysis including: IOI City Mall, Pavilion, Berjaya Times Square, Isetan KLCC, Midvalley Kiosk, Metrojaya Midvalley, Parkson Festival Mall, Parkson Sungei Wang, Parkson Pavillion, Parkson KLCC, Isetan Gardens, Parkson Nu Sentral and Sogo KL.

Website: http://www.shizens.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShizensMalaysia

xoxo,
Shashay

Cremorlab @ Muse By Watsons

Haroo all you awesomesauces!

Guess what? I have a brand new skin care line to tell you all about¬†today! ¬†It hails all the way from the magical land of skincare that is Korea and is proudly named Cremorlab ūüėÄ This was my first introduction to the brand, and I would like to thank The Butterfly Project & Muse by Watsons for kindly extending the honour of me getting to know the brand a little more in-depth.

The launch of Cremorlab was organized at the only Muse by Watsons outlet in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid.

Cremorlab’s tagline is “a new classic in hydration” which I think is simply marvelous. If you’ve read through many of my previous posts, I would have mentioned how important hydration is to the skin. Have a look at my Hydraluron review on the importance of hydrating your skin, which incidentally is from Muse by Watsons too, lol!

The event on the day:  PS: Can you spot the girl in the green headband?

Pic credits : Muse By Watsons

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The event started of with a  quick introduction from Amanda, the brand manager of Muse by Watsons (who has amazingly flawless skin which she attributes to Cremorlab) about Cremorlab & hydration, plus a presentation by Dr Koh Chuan Keng, a skin specialist invited to talk to us lucky ladies on the importance of hydration.

Amanda talked to us about the importance of moisturization, inside and out. Now as we all know, we need to keep or body hydrated on the inside with sufficient water, however topical moisturization is equally important. Hence we have all sorts of creams, moisturizers and potions that help add to that moisture level.

Picture below shows Dr. Koh on the kinds of foods that help add moisture to your skin.

By the way, did you know that there are only 100 legitimate skin specialists in Malaysia? The rest apparently are “so-called” skin specialists, but are not actually certified by the¬†Malaysian¬†board of Dermatology. You can look up the¬†official Malaysian¬†dermatologist list¬†¬†at¬†www.dermatology.org.my/dermatologist¬†.

 Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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You know how some presentations by guest speakers are always dreary and boring? Well this one wasn’t! I found myself laughing, and being very attentive which isn’t very typical of me if you must know. Dr Koh was really engaging and funny to boot. And not to mention how knowledgeable he was.

After the presentation, I managed to steal some of his time to talk a little bit more about my skin concerns, and even my hair loss since he is also expert in hair & nail health.

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

From left : Anfaal, Dr. Koh, Shiv, me

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After the presentation, I had a poke through the Cremorlab counter at Muse. The Cremorlab counter was all decked in white with their bestseller products proudly on display.

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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The 3 new products in the Cremorlab range include the O2 Bubble Energizing Mask [RM99.00] , Long Lasting Perfect BB Cream [RM119.00] , and the Mineral Treatment Essence. [RM129.00]

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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All of the Cremorlab products contain their star main ingredient which is T.E.N, which stands for Thermal water therapy, Eco energy and Natural nourishment.  T.E.N. comes from the thermal waters in the Korean’s Gangwon Province, which is famous for its richness in minerals since it extracted from pristine water sources 1,100 meters underground.

You can read up a little more about the T.E.N benefits from the picture below.
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While I playing around with the Cremorlab products, I came across this gem of a product which is the Cremorlab Fresh Water Gel [RM119.00] . It is a clear gel moisturizer, and once applied to your skin, provides an immediate layer of moisture protection that keeps skin supple. It contains natural Bulgarian rose oil also known as the queen of all essential oils, to provide soothing qualities.

This is actually one of their bestsellers, and I can definitely understand why. The moment I applied it to my skin, I felt a quick boost of moisture and my skin felt soft and supple almost immediately.

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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As I was busy discovering the amazing-ness that was Cremorlab, the girls were getting express makeovers and a skin analysis done. Here’s Mieza looking all fab with her makeup perfectly done ūüôā

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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Caroline seems to have found¬†something really interesting on the computer screen ūüėÄ

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Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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And of course, I must introduce you to the main highlight of the event, lol, the yummy refreshments.

One thing I’d like to point out was the fact that they served water instead of sweet juices which I really do appreciate. Most events usually serve up coffee, tea, or juices that dehydrate me, and¬†most times,¬†this girl just wants is her H2O.¬†Hydration for the win!

Pic credits : Pen My Blog

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Group shot with all the pretty ladies!

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I enjoyed getting to meet Cremorlab and its amazing range of products, and I’m excited to give the Mineral Treatment Essence a trial run as soon as I can. Thank you so very much to Muse by Watson and TBP for inviting me for yet another marvelous day out, and I look forward to reviewing the products I took home ūüôā

Have you tried anything from Cremorlab? Let me know in the comments ūüôā

Useful links below as per usual!

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Cremorlab Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Cremorlab
Muse by Watsons Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MusebyWatsons

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The Butterfly Project Malaysia Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ButterflyProjectMalaysia
Website: http://www.butterflyprojectmalaysia.com/

xoxo,
Shashay 

Beauty Box (Bag?) Review: Bag Of Love ; January Edition

I love you~

You love me~

We’re a happy family~

LOL, that’s the first song that came to my head as I was thinking of the Bag Of Love (BOL) today. Forgive my Barney-ness. Anyway, Happy March!

Gosh! Its already the 3rd month of the year, time just flies doesn’t it? Speaking of time, I know I’m reviewing the January BOL in March, but before you start sending the pitchforks out, lemme explain.

The Butterfly Project Team & The BOL team collaborated to pick 30 lucky ladies who have never reviewed the BOL before to review the January Bags ! How lucky na? ūüôā I would have never been able to review the BOL either way since I’m not subscribed to it, ¬†so thank you Mimi (From BOL) & the awesome Butterfly Project SWAT team!

So shall we?

The concept of Bag of Love is similar to all the beauty box subscriptions out there, but instead of  a box that you will most likely throw out, you get a cute bag (the bag designs change every month) filled with all sorts of goodies.

I have stalked all their previous bags, and the bags are gorgeous! This is the January’s’ one! Its called the New Year, New You bag, to signify the new year, and the BOL aims to provide more items/brand/products for us to try out this year!

That strawberry is utterly adorable! And the bag is something I can definitely re-use as its made of sturdy canvas material.

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This is how I usually feel every time I get a package!

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The bag comes with 5 -6 items, some vouchers plus the BOL description leaflet.

#1: Etude House Wonder Pore After Sun Special Set 

The Wonder Pore set is a 7 in 1 total pore solution set that is supposed to balance your skins pH level, refine skin tone, keep the elasticity of pores, deep cleanse your pores, minimize pores, control sebum levels and moisturize the skin.

Personal Thoughts:¬†I don’t have large pores (thankfully), so I don’t see myself using this, but I know someone who would really appreciate this! ūüėČ Etude House is a brand that I’ve never really explored due to the fact that most of their make-up products don’t suit my skin tone, but their skin care range is probably something that I need to look into.¬†

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The set comes with 3 items, The Wonder Pore Freshener (toner), the Aloe Soothing Gel, and the Wonder Pore Clay Clear mask.

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#2 Wella Professional Enrich Moisturizing Shampoo and Mousturizing Treatment

The first thing that struck me about these products is the scent. They have such a strong floral scent that is uhmazing! The moisturizing treatment is something that I’m very excited to try out ūüôā

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#3 Alqivimia Body Sculptor Oil, Shape Reducer Body Oil & the Anti Cellulite Body Oil

High end stuff, yum! I actually own these oils already, and now I have more. ūüôā ¬†These oils are magic for anyone looking to shape up those muffin tops! They smell very herbal, and is such a lovely scent for massage oils.

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These are how big the glass vial are.

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#4 King Of Mask All in-One C0llagen Mask

I’ve already used this mask, and I tell you, it really does makes your skin feels extra moisturized after application, but I think I need a few more of this masks to get rid of all of my fine lines and puffiness.

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Thumbs-up for this mask!

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#5 Uber Men Whitening Hydra Gel Cleanser + Toner Effect

*insert frown here* I don’t know about you girls, but I tend to have a tiny fit in my head every time I see a mens product in my beauty box/bag.

If I were to purchase a beauty bag for myself, I really don’t want to see guy stuff in it. If I wanted to get my boyf some products, I’ll subscribe to a mens bag, but since we don’t have a mens subscription bag here in Malaysia yet, I think the boyf will have to make do with the one or two items I get periodically from beauty bags.

The Uber Men Whitening Hydra Gel Cleanser promises cleansed & refreshed skin. Considering my boyf has absolutely perfect skin, but oily skin,¬†(no kidding, he has better skin that I do like a baby’s bum, how unfair)¬†I think he will appreciate a good cleanser to get rid of all that sebum.

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Finally, some RM 40 vouchers for me to shop at Mr Lens, and a RM30 voucher for Strip (the waxing service).¬†Hmm. I have been putting off that wax I’ve been meaning to get, seems like a good time to get myself de-haired at Strip.

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All the goodies in the bag.

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If you’re looking to subscribe to The Bag of Love, their subscription is¬†¬†one bag bi-monthly, which means every two months once only. ¬†The subscription retails for RM39.90 ! (That’s really inexpensive )

They carry many brands from mass to luxury and local to international and you won’t know what items will be in the bags until you get it, so prepare yourself to be surprised!

Tell me what you think of the January bag! ūüôā

Check them out at : https://www.facebook.com/BagofLove
Website: http://www.bag-of-love.com/

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And a big thanks to The Butterfly Project for making this review happen! *hugs and love*

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ButterflyProjectMalaysia
Website: http://www.butterflyprojectmalaysia.com/

PS: I still have my current giveaway running for a mystery Fashion Box! Click here to participate!

xoxo,
Shashay

Christmas Wishes granted with Hermo Malaysia & The Butterfly Project

Hello awesomesauces!

Its the first day of 2014, and I’m excited to see what the new year has in store for me! Here’s hoping it brings a lot of new opportunities, new friends, and a whole load of fun times! And my first post for the year is all about wishes coming true! *Starting the year on a good note, and positive thoughts*

This post is dedicated to Hermo for being such a star! A while back, I sent a Christmas wishlist to Hermo Malaysia via The Butterfly Project, and guess what, they granted my wishes!! You can read up on that wishlist post here if you want to ūüôā

The gift arrived a few days after Christmas on my doorstep in a humongous box, and I knew right away that Santa Hermo made my wishes come true!

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I wished and wished for the Beauty Maker Brush Set, and here it is! I even spot a dual ended angled brush in there.

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Here is a close up of the brushes! Aren’t they amazing? They come in a set of 7 pieces. ¬†It comes in a cute polka dot pouch too. On top of that, they provide brush guards as well for each brush, how thoughtful!¬†

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And see, Oh la la, tres sexy! Merry Christmas indeed ūüėČ

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In short, I love my Christmas present from them! I’m going to make full use of these brushes, and let me know in the comments if you want me to do a review on them! =)

Do check out what Hermo has to offer, they have all these amazing brands in store, plus a LOT of discounts!

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Beauty is indeed a click away!

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Thank you Hermo, and Buterfly Malaysia! As usual, useful links below for you to check out!

Hermo Website: http://hermo.my

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The Butterfly Project Website: www.butterflyprojectmalaysia.com

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Also, let me know what was under your Christmas tree this year!

xoxo,
Shashay

Butterfly Project Chapter 4 : The Mr Lens Experience

Hello awesomesauces!

Its a Monday, so how has the start of the week been? Monday blues?

I’ve been really busy with work, and I haven’t been able to blog much, nor attend much events recently. ūüė¶ I’m missing my girls a lot, and I have so many ideas for future blog posts in my little notebook, waiting to be published. Thankfully, I’ll be away from work from Christmas, right up until New Years, and i’ll be spending with it with the parents and the boyf, so I will have loads of free time to blog. And I cant wait for the year to end!

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Today’s’ blog post is another collaboration with The Butterfly Project, and if you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that they are a HUGE¬†community that welcomes beauty & lifestyle bloggers around Malaysia to blog with a focus and from the heart, soul and passion and they always have awesome opportunities and activities for their bloggers to participate and to get to know one another.

This time around, we are collaborating with Mr.Lens, an online website that started out in 2002, dedicated to providing their customers with highest quality eye-care products, professional service, fast delivery, the most affordable prices and with a user friendly online interface. Apparently, they are also the largest online contact lens reseller in Switzerland and parts of Europe, and now, finally in Asia!

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Personally, I’ve never bought my lenses online before, so this was my first time choosing contact lenses online, and I had fun doing it!

Lets shop together shall we? *PS: Click on the pictures for a clearer image*

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