Saturday 17 August 2013

Etude House : Precious Mineral Any Cushion with SPF 50+/PA++ [REVIEW, VIDEO]

Hi my lovelies, both guys and girls,

I was offered a lovely opportunity by Etude House to review and test out one of their new product! The  Precious Mineral Any Cushion Foundation with SPF 50+/PA++ 

Now before we go on I want to make it clear to all my dear readers that I was not paid to do this review. This item was given to me to try and write about it, good or bad. My opinions and judgement on this product are my own and is not influenced in any way.

Now...let get on to Any Cushion

WHAT was the Idea?

Precious Mineral Any Cushion is a easy, fast, perfect anytime anywhere makeup that provides a satin finish while keeping moist inside.

WHAT is the Concept?


Hyaluronic Acid : allows deep moisturising and watery texture to the skin

Sebum Control Powder: prevents greasy skin

Pearl Powder : has niacin amide which is effective for whitening and makes skin clean and clear.


Unique to Etude House's Any Cushion, the product uses a optimal holder called "foaming urethane foam". What is this? Well its the sponge in the compact that releases the foundation. The formula is patented will not separate and will evenly spread in the pores through micro-fine distribution. The container is also air tight.

Any Cushion Foundation comes with a unique air puff. 

Which allows for thin and perfect application. It also minimises the absorption of product into the puff which prevents wastage of product and keeps it clean longer. Its made of Rubycell and Polyurethane.

How to use the air puff? 

  1. Coat the puff with product by lightly pressing the puff into the sponge. Imagine lightly "stamping" your face.
  2. Use light patting motions across the face (do not rub or buff the product into your face)
  3. Start at larger areas such as cheeks and forehead.
  4. Then move to smaller sections of the face such as chin and nose.
  5. For areas that need more coverage go back and lightly "stamp" over the area again until ideal coverage is achieved. 
  6. Want it sheerer? Soak the puff in water or spray with a water mist before using. 
How to Clean the Puff? 
I will You can use brush cleaners (that do not contain alcohol) or mild detergent to wash. Make sure the puff is completely dry before reusing.

What I observe with the product... tried and tested. 



I know... I know... I look a bit crazy here... 
I'm sorry but this is the only picture :'(
  1. It's easy to carry, apply and reapply. 
  2. Great for beginners in Makeup! 
  3. Not cakey when you reapply and fast too. 
  4. Its 2 in 1. Both foundation and sunscreen (sunblock)
  5. It gives a soft satin finish 
  6. Its smooth and flawless
  7. It feels light weight on the face even though I did apply a fair to thick amount in certain areas to cover my pimple scars.
  8. Its non drying. My face didn't feel like it was drying out even though I applied it on at 10am in the morning and had it on my face to 9pm at night. 
  9. Staying power! 
  10. No transfers! I use an iPhone and had to answer the phone several times a day. Very minimal to no transfer to the screen at all! LOVE that ^_^ (can't tell you how much I hate wiping my phone off [from the foundation] after using it every-time.
  11. About a months worth of product if used daily and regularly.
  12. Must be kept completely closed to avoid the product drying out. 
  13. Great for skin that gets red easily, it has that cooling effect.
  1. Not in my colour... I look so white! (but darn it I love everything about it otherwise)
  2. No refills available in Malaysia at the moment even though its a refillable type. 

Available in:

Natural Beige 

Honey Beige

My skin type is oily to combination with a little acne. So I would suggest the following only if you have any troubles: 

A light dusting of loose powder to set for oily skin. 

Just patting with a tissue for acne skin. 
Spraying a facial mist before or after (or both) applying Any Cushion Foundation.
You don't need it. ^o^

NRP: RM 109.90
Net Weight: 15g

Ok guys that all! Hope you love my review. Since its so much light I will be giving this to my mom. I'll see if she's willing to let me post a picture of her using this. 

Have different thought? Let me know in the comments below! Muah**

Sunday 11 August 2013

O'slee Pomegranate Milky Mask, Smart Natural Beauty [REVIEW, VIDEO]

O'slee Pomegranate Milky Mask Review and How to use Video!

What is it? Well its a Whitening and Anti-Aging Mask and as the name indicates the main ingredient in this mask is Pomegranate and milk. 

What are the benefits of Pomegranate? 
It contains:

  • Ellagic Acid that promotes whitening
  • The Pomegranate Polyphenol is an antioxidant
  • The plant hormones it contains has anti-aging properties. 
  • Rich in Vitamin C which is a whitening agent and antioxidant

Why is this so great? 
Pomegranate is one of nature's fruit that is able to combat harmful free radicals and hence protects the skin against it as well as prevent skin from oxidation and aging.

Now... What is Free Radical?
Well the human skin (us) is contantly exposed to either air, environmental pollutants, solar radiation and other mechanical and chemical agents. All of which are capable inducing the generation of free radicals in us. Above that our outer skin can also be damaged by other factors such as physical and psychological stress, alcohol intake, poor nutrition, overeating, pollution, UV rays and the list goes on. 

Sounds good huh? 

Well now, let go on to this product I tested shall we?

What is claims 

It has antioxidants. (Did you know pomegranate has 3x more antioxidant than green tea?).  It whitens, the milk extracts added into the mask nourishes and moisturises the skin as well as lightens pigmentation. The skin becomes smooth and white after use. Moisturising, it also contains Hyaluronic Acid which can deeply hydrate the skin so that it boosts the elasticity of the skin. Firms, it promotes collegen production so that the skin can becomes firm with refines pores and Deep Cleansing with kaolin which pulls oil and dirt out of the skin leaving it clean and clear. 

What does it comes with?
100 ml/3.50 fl oz of product per jar. It also comes with a spatula and cleansing sponge.

How to use or My directions of use ^_^

(Psst: My picture frenzy moment lol @_@ yeah... on hindsight it looks cheesy)

  • Watch my video; or 
  • use 2-3 times a week
  • Only apply after thoroughly cleansing your face so its free of make-up and dirt.
  • Make sure to apply a thick layer on your face and neck.
  • Rinse after 10-15 minutes.
  • Use the cleansing sponge to rinse for better and through cleansing.
** Caution: Use the spatula to scoop out the product you need and immediate close it back. Avoid water getting into the unused jar of mask. 

My thoughts/ Review

The pigmentation from my pimple scars have lightened

I love it! Can I say more? This product is perfect for those with oily or combination skin. I'm not sure for severe acne but one of the times I tried the mask out I had some breakout and it did not sting at all. (Love that! Can't tell you how put off I am when I try to use something when I have breakout and it hurts like hell.)

Did it do what it claimed? 
Yes. My face did feel a lot softer after use and super smooth. This feeling lasted for a good 6 hours after every use. 

The skin did feel somewhat firmer. It might be more prominent after prolonged use. It also felt really clean. I would say its deep cleansing properties really did its job. It deep cleanse my face without stripping it. (you know that pulling sensation on your face after a wash? did not happen.. ^_^) 

Did it lighten my skin pigmentation? Yes. This is not a (BAD for you) mask where it contains chemicals that bleach your skin and suddenly your a skin tone lighter. But instead its a GOOD one. It lightens pigmentation caused by sun and by pimple scar using ingredients such as Pomegranate and Milk. After several use my pigmentations did lighten.

All in all worth the money spent. 

It moisturised but it did not give that plump hydrated feeling that I would expect the hyaluronic acid to give. I don't think this mask will be suitable for those with dry to very dry skin. 


NRP: RM 59.90
Can be purchased from: Guardian

O'slee Official Website:

Thursday 1 August 2013

Vanity Trove July 2013 Malaysia Special Edition :Infinite Youth is Possible with Kose... What did I receive in the box? [SHOW and TELL]

Hi everyone, 

I know this is super duper late... but this box arrived shortly after my grandmother passed away and I just couldn't bear to think much of it.

Illogical reasoning I know for what could this poor innocent box could have done but arrived at the wrong time. 

I've used the products some and I've taken the pictures to show you what goodies there are inside but for some reason I found it so hard to write about.

So... here it is. Late but surely there, in a blogger's collaboration with Vanity Trove, I now present you.... for the month of July 2013 the theme for Vanity Trove Malaysia Edition is

Infinite Youth is Possible with Kose

As you all now know.. all the products in this Trove is from Kose. 

1st up:

Pure Advance Oil Cleansing Gel
RM 119.00 (120g)
2nd up:

Pure Advance Clear Up Wash
RM 99.00 (120g)

3rd up:

Pure Advance Essence Lotion II
30ml/1 Fl Oz
RM 169.00 (160ml)

4th Up:

Pure Advance Serum II
30ml/1 Fl Oz
RM 169.00 (120ml)

5th up:

Pure Advance Eye Jelly
1ml/0.04 Fl Oz
RM 180.00 (20g)

6th Up:

Pure Advance Deep Protection UV
With SPF 50+/PA++++
Guards skin from UVA and UVB rays
RM 118.00 (30g)


I'm really really sad now that I did not get the opportunity to redeem the voucher and get the consultation.


Interesting, I got to try out quite a number of the Infinity Kose line. Not an opportunity that comes along often especially with such big testers. 

Since this is the usual mix of items I really cannot comment one was or the other except that the choice and mix of skin care items was really good combo for someone trying out a new range. 

Till we see each other again..
Marie XXX


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