[Review] Mary Kay Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss

Hey girls & boys,

If you guys recall, sometime last year I talked about the Mary Kay Journey of Dreams Fragrance which was part of the Mary Kay CSR programme. As we all know most companies these days have a corporate social responsibility to the public (CSR) and Mary Kay is no exception to that. Since they’ve been around (for more than 50 years that is) they’ve been inspiring & enriching the lives of all the women & children from around the world. Mary Kay Ash founded her company on this golden rule and emphasized the importance of giving back to others, that’s why every day Mary Kay is changing the lives of women and children around the world.

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They do it mainly through their global program, “Beauty That Counts”, and this year, Mary Kay Malaysia will be partnering with HOPE Malaysia and Suriana Welfare Society to empower underprivileged children to break the cycle of poverty through quality education, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around.

If last year it was a fragrance, this year we have a duo of lip gloss that was created to help transform the lives of women and children. Around the world, funds raised through Beauty That Counts helps:

  • Offer victims of domestic violence a chance to heal.
  • Support people with cancer and give hope for tomorrow.
  • Give orphaned children a reason to smile.
  • Help educate children in need and so much more.

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With every unit of Limited Edition Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss sold, RM 3 will be donated to two of the afore-mentioned charity organizations. (RRP 58, available while stocks last)

There are two shades available, which are:

  • Create Change : Pink Sateen swirled with Berry Tart
  • In Harmony : Café au Lait swirled with Cream and Sugar

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The NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss gives an instant boost of moisture to your lips, smoothes, protects and conditions your lips while leaving it glossy. Though I’m not the biggest fan of glosses, these lip glosses contains a mixture of antioxidant-rich complex of vitamins and plant-derived minerals.

And I must say that the swirl designs are simply beautiful. Although the swirls do disappear after a while of using them, extra points for packaging yo. The lip glosses smell like vanilla cupcakes, so call me smitten the moment I uncapped the tube.

Swatches of the lip glosses below. From top, Create Change, and bottom, In Harmony. Both of them contain slight shimmers, and I think my favourite shade is Create Change due to the beautiful berry shade. ❤

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Here is how they look in person, and I must say, despite the slight stickiness that comes with all lip glosses, I really like them!

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For more information, contact your nearest Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant to purchase the LE Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss, and be a part of the global movement to transform the lives of underprivileged children.

The Mary Kay Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss retails for RM58/3.5ml and is available through your local Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants.

Useful links below:

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xoxo,
Shashay
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[Review] Mary Kay TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream

Hey lovely people!

So you know how I’ve been eating healthy, trying to exercise & generally lead a better life in order to get into a shape? If you missed that post, click here! Now, despite my best efforts, I still see stubborn cellulite on my thighs & bum :/  Since I started exercising, they have certainly reduced dramatically, but there still are traces of them that is kind of annoying. And to be perfectly honest, my cellulite bothers no one else except me lol, but since I do like my share of skirts, dresses & shorts, I’d love to have smoother & nicer looking pins, instead of dimpled & wrinkled looking thighs ❤

Right in the nick of time, the Mary Kay TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream landed in my mailbox! This product, which just recently launched in Malaysia promises to ensure cellulite looks less noticeable and skin that feels tighter, looks firmer and smoother.

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The cellulite gel cream (yes, gel cream!) contains glycolic acid, caffeine, argan oil, plus botanical and marine extracts and combines them into a powerful formula that visibly minimizes the appearance of stubborn cellulite and recaptures skin’s youthful appearance.

Usage Directions: Since this product is designed for the busy, young modern working woman, all one needs to do is to apply the lightweight gel cream twice a day to cellulite-prone areas, just like how we would a body lotion, massaging thoroughly into skin until fully absorbed.

According to Dr. Michelle Hines of the Mary Kay Skin and Clinical Research Laboratory, she says, “Since cellulite is a major body concern of women worldwide, Mary Kay has invested years of research into creating a product that would give women the power to dramatically reduce its appearance.”

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“The TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream incorporates highly effective ingredients that target not only the look of stubborn cellulite but also the reasons why it can become more noticeable. Like all Mary Kay products, it’s been thoroughly tested and proven to deliver the results that women want.”

Personal Thoughts: First of all, let me start with the whole gel cream idea. The moment I pumped the product out, I loved that it was lightweight just like a gel, but smooth & velvety just like a cream. The product is a light pink opaque gel, which smooths out & absorbs very quickly into the skin. Scent wise, it smells very much like the Dewberry perfume from The Body Shop, and I love it! ❤ I even got my girlfriends hooked onto the scent, and they agree that it smells bloody amazing! It smells like sour berries, floral, & sweet at the same time 🙂  Texture wise, it’s just like a lotion, and very light too.

I’ve been using this for about 6 weeks now, and so far my thoughts on the Mary Kay TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream are a little ambivalent. While I do like its scent, texture & concept, I didn’t really see it working for me.

For someone who has minimal cellulite like myself, I guess it would be fool-hardy to think a cream would be able to get rid of cellulite that even hard exercise can’t get rid of. For someone else who may have more cellulite than I do, I would assume this would work better & more efficiently on them. So if you do have a tonne of cellulite that you would want to get rid of, but just don’t have the time to up and go to the gym, you may want to give this a try. 😀

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Wrapping things up, who may like this? Someone with a lot of cellulite, but with no time to get rid of them. Who would not like this? People who have extra tough & stubborn cellulite, like me. *Le sigh* Also  the price tag is slightly hefty for most people as well.

The Mary Kay TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream retails for RM 180/177ml and is available from the Mary Kay website & their official direct sellers. For more info, the useful links are below.

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xoxo, Shashay

[Review] Mary Kay Journey Of Dreams Fragrance & Hand Cream

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

Love that quote, don’t you? Lets talk a little about dreams & making them come true. (and I’ll try to promise I wont make this post super long and rambly like how most of mine are) 

Most companies these days, be it from any industry have a corporate social responsibility to the public (CSR) and Mary Kay is no exception to that. Since they’ve been around (for more than 50 years that is) they’ve been inspiring & enriching the lives of all the women & children from around the world.

How?

It’s mainly through their global program, “Beauty That Counts” where we as consumers can participate in their efforts by purchasing from their LIMITED EDITION Beauty That Counts collection. For every purchase you make from the collection, part of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to Pusat Kebajikan HOPE Worldwide Kuala Lumpur. Through this campaign, the proceeds will be channel to provide nutritious lunch box to children for more than 100 families in Klang Valley.

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The Beauty That Counts collection features 2 items, the Limited-Edition Journey of Dreams Eau de Toilette (29ml) and the Journey of Dreams Hand Cream. (88ml)

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The EDT comes in a decorated packaging of water coloured butterflies that symbolizes the many lives you’re helping to transform with each purchase. And according to MK, the hand cream not only makes your hands feel good, it makes hearts feel good too ❤

Now as we all know, I am rubbish at describing scents. Take a look at my recent chempedak scented product description and you’ll know what I mean. But I’ll give this a shot anyway.

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According to the product description, the notes for the EDT & hand cream are:

Top Notes 
• Sparkling Clementine
• Rose Lychee Water
• Freesia Flowers
• Plush Peony
• Floating Lotus

Middle Notes
• Black Currant Bud
• Blooming Turkish Rose
• Madagascar Vanilla Orchid Root
• Australian Sandalwood

Bottom Notes
• White Amber
• Skin Musk
• Bed of Velvety Orange Petals

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Personal Thoughts: The moment I had a whiff of the EDT, my first thoughts were, oohh, flowers! Lucky for me that is, since I only ever wear floral or sweet scents. Cant imagine dousing myself in something else 😀 That’s the top note for you. Give it 5-10 minutes, and the middle notes settle to a less florally scent, and settles into an earthier scent. The sandalwood is strong with this one. (geddit?) After a good 20 minutes, the scent settles into a light musky scent with lasts a good 3-4 hours as most EDT’s would. It’s a good scent for day time or work since its isn’t overpowering at all, and is very feminine. I imagine this scent would also be perfect for a quick night out considering how lovely it smells!

So I tried describing the scent, and if I failed miserably at it, accept my humble apologies, go out and visit your nearest MK consultant and have a whiff 😀

Also do watch this quick 50 sec video on the Beauty That Counts collection 😀 Its a good one, I promise.

For more information on Mary Kays’s product ranges and to learn more about the Beauty That Counts programme, have a click at the useful links below:

xoxo,
Shashay