Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Event: CREMORLAB Exclusive Product Launch!

Hello loves! On the first day of Ramadhan, I was invited to an exclusive Cremorlab event at Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid. I was so excited to attend this event because its one of my favourite Korean brands. I was introduced to Cremorlab by Bag of Love. They included a trial hydration kit and sunblock in one of their monthly subscription bags which I forgot which month. The sunblock was the first product I tried from them. Its so gentle to my skin, doesn't irritate it and doesn't leave a greasy feeling which made me instantly fell in love with the sunblock and went out and buy an actual size of it. Besides the sunblock, you should also try one of their best selling products, Fresh Water Gel. That's the bomb!

Hydration is the main ingredient for youthful and healthy, glowing looking skin. Without hydration, our skin will dry out and age faster resulting in premature aging. Special guest, Dr. Koh Chuan Keng, a consultant dermatologist from Koh Skin Specialist Clinic in Damansara Utama was there with us to share the knowledge of how important skin hydration is and how it could benefit us. To cut to the chase, in order to obtain hydrated skin we need to drink plenty of water, sleep early, healthy lifestyles, moisturize well. 

The brand manager, the one who greeted us, introduced us to Dr. Koh Chuan Keng and attended to us throughout the event, the beautiful, Amanda Gan introduced us (more) to the highly raved Korean brand by Korean beauty bloggers and the very famous Youtube Star, the queen of all beauty gurus, Michelle Phan, - Cremorlab. The main attraction of the event was the new skincare product, T.E.N Cremor Mineral Treatment Essense. 

T.E.N stands for Thermal water therapy, Eco energy and Natural nourishment. Comes from 1,100 meters below sea level from a small town Geumjin, Korea, T.E.N is famous for its richness in minerals. It contains minerals with healing and vitalizing powers that helps deliver the most effective components directly to your skin. 

We were free to ask Dr. Koh anything regarding skin hydration or skin in general, really. Since my skin is really sensitive, acne prone and somewhat dry in certain areas, I asked Dr. Koh which specific skincare product should I use and which part should I concentrate more. Skincare wise, I have to concentrate on the sensitive + acne part first. For hydration, he asked me to drink a lot of water and sleep early everyday. He also suggested to reduce any dairy intake because its been scientifically proven to cause acne because of the cow hormone in the milk. 

Aside from that, we were also getting an express makeover by Muse beauty consultants and a chance to try out Cremorlab products by ourselves. I didn't have a makeover because I already had a full on makeup on my face so I played with the products instead. Besides Mineral Treatment Essense, we were also introduced to another new products called Bubble Mask and Long Lasting Perfect BB (not so new). Tried the Bubble Mask and instantly fell in love as well. To me the packaging has always been the major factor of how I love Cremorlab but their products are amazing too. Not surprised that its one of Korea's leading brands. 

Then its time for Skin Analysis. Mike was so nice and helpful in explaining everything regarding my skin condition as well as suggesting products to both me and +Mieza Everdeen. I was so disgusted with my skin during the Skin Analysis. The texture of my skin's really ugly and not smooth. Hence, the result! My main issues are my 3D complexion, the texture of my skin and inflammation. Mike recommended a few products and suggested me to exfoliate my skin often to diminish the oil seeds on my face. Whenever you're visiting Muse at Watsons, look for Mike! :) 

A thoughtful gesture, special takeouts for the Muslims! They didn't make us feel left out with the food hehe and it was delish! Also, got to bring home the Mineral Treatment Essence and Hydration Mini Kit as shown above of the "product listing" picture. Stay tuned for the Mineral Treatment Essence review by the end of this month! 

Thank you for the invite Butterfly Project and Cremorlab!
Check them out at Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid (LG1.59)!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win NYX Nude On Nude Eyeshadow Palette!!!!!!!! (Open for Malaysian only)

Hello loves! ❤ Finally, my very own giveaway sponsored by myself, weeee! Been wanting to do one for a very long time but been waiting for the right time. I wanted to do a giveaway in conjunction of my beauty blog turning one and I have always wanted to change my domain name since forever but been contemplating on whether or not I should buy one or wait a little longer and whatnot. So finally, I came up with the idea of combining the two together to create one small giveaway requiring my beloved readers to choose my new domain name for me. Plus, Aidilfitri is just around the corner so I thought it would be the perfect time to do a giveaway now and ship the prizes just in time for you guys to use it for Aidilfitri. Oh, did I mention that I will be giving away makeups? 
Yes, M A K E U P S! 
This giveaway will be open for 10 days only. I really want to make it short so that I can ship it fast for you guys. So make sure you enter! And read all the instructions carefully and make sure that you have fulfilled all the criteria that I have listed. Open for Malaysian only. Good luck!

Want to win yourself a *brand new* Nyx Nude on Nude eyeshadow palette? Here are the instructions: 

I will be listing four (4) domain names for you guys and reasons why I chose them under each name. 
All you guys have to do is pick whichever domain name (just one!) that you like as my new domain name and why. 
Simple right? But the sort of tricky part is that you have to be creative with your answers because..
the best answer wins! 
And your preferred domain name will be my new domain name!

The list of the four domain names that are available for you to choose:

The reason why I wanted this as my domain name because this is my real name. I wanted to be known as who I am. I wanted to be original. I wanted something to represent my true self and nothing says it better than having it as my domain name. 

The longer version why I chose this name is in the video but they short version is that both my twitter and instagram name is "izzahhahiraf_" so I figured, why not? Plus, its still my real name but with a twist at the end so that's pretty kewl. 

Again, the longer version would be in the video. This was my "myspace" name throughout myspace age and towards the end of its era. I was known as "Farr". I have always loved the name "farrilora" and I think its pretty unique being known as something different on the internet world. Plus, my email is so it would be pretty easy for people to remember and its just easier for everything. 

I know I was contemplating between "makeupfakeup" and "makeupanonymous" in the video but turns out someone already took it. After hours of coming up with other names, I finally decided on "hippozawr". Hippo because I look like a hippo. Zawr because well, its my name LOL. I think its also pretty unique and in a way describe who I am. Sort of straightforward and its actually really funny to pronounce :p 

Based on all four domain names that I have listed, just choose one and tell me why. 
Use your own words and be creative while giving me your answer. And go crazy with it! Doesn't matter if its long or short. 

If you still don't understand the rules, you can watch the video below :) 

And here is the contest form:  

I hope you guys understand all the rules. This giveaway is only open for Malaysian of all ages. 
Feel free to spread to news of this giveaway around! 
Thank you so much for joining :) 

The winner will be announced on my instagram next week so keep on the lookout!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Monthly Favourites: JUNE 2014

Hello loves! ❤ It's the time of the month again! Nope, not "that" time of the month but it's time for my monthly favourites! Weee. As you know, I've been trying a lot of products throughout June but not all of them managed to make it to my top chart. I've been enjoying these products a lot and will continue using it for this month also :D Oh and btw, I'm actually inside my class already. Just finished presenting my mini research LOL

1) Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (50ml) | RM100
Starting off with skincare as always, this morning moisturizer is my best friend. Its very lightweight, like super light gel cream and what I love about it is that it doesn't only provide enough hydration to my face but also controls the shine on my face. You can read my full review on it (here).

2) Egyptian Magic Cream (59ml) | RM125
I know I just reviewed it last week but mind you that I've been using it for the whole June. Definitely the best night cream I've ever owned. It has so many benefits to the skin and also to the body. Its literally a "first-aid kit" cream! I'm giving out free samples of this amazing cream btw, check it (here)! 

1) NARS Lost Coast Duo Eyeshadow (LE) | RM120
Don't really know how this managed to be my favourite because I'm not really into colours. I love earthy tones but because these colours are so soft and subtle on the eyes, I just love it. Click (here) for my full review! 

2) Collection Cosmetics Eyeshadow Pencil | RM N/A
If you're looking for a really good, affordable and long lasting jumbo eyeshadow pencil either for your waterlines or as a base, then check this one out by Collection Cosmetics. Been using it to highlight my waterlines and I love it! Can't remember the price though but its really cheap! 

3) Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision | RM35.90
Definitely one of my holy grail products ever! Couldn't find the new one so I just used the old one in this picture but I love both versions regardless. One of the best eyeliner of all time! Read my review (here). 

4) NARS Baalbek Eye Paint (bronze) | RM95
So in love with the formulation! Really creamy, soft and long lasting! And did I mention its super pigmented too? Read (here) for my full review! 

5) NARS Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil | RM90
Sorry, so many NARS but I'm indeed loving them lately. I will usually use this shadow pen when I'm in a hurry and only have like 5 minutes to get ready LOL. Love using this to add just a hint colour to my eyes and also to highlight either my inner corners or my waterlines! Hehe full review (here). 

6) Maybelline White Superfresh Powder | RM23.90
Because I've been trying it for the whole month last month, I literally fell in love with it. Digging the brightening effect that it gives, its lightweight formula and the decent coverage of the powder. It leaves you looking fresh and matte for the most part. Read my review (here). 

And thats all my favourites for last month. Have you guys tried any of it? :) 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Review: TruDtox (Detox tea)

Hello loves! ❤ How's your Ramadhan so far for those who's fasting? Mine's been good, Alhamdulillah. Belum period lagi but aiming to fast for the whole month hihihi. Anyway, since its fasting month, I know a lot of you will eat so many food when it comes to breaking fast. I know I do.  And afterwards we will instantly feel like lying down because we are so full till we cannot walk right and our stomach hurts. But have you heard of TruDtox? It might just be the solution for all the stomachache, bloating, reflux, ulcer, abdominal pain and even diarrhea! It works gently and does not contain harsh laxatives that can cause bowel dependency! Just keep on reading ;)

A Swiss natural and organic botanical tea, TruDtox works gently to cleanse and help strengthen our body’s own natural detox organs. Made of 100% organically-cultivated herbs, flora and teas that are traditionally known to help our body detoxify. The concepts of internal cleansing and detoxification is not an unfamiliar thing to all of us. We have heard it before but never got around to doing it. 

Detox is a bodily process that transforms health-threatening toxic substances from our environment, diets, as well as our own body into something harmless that can be excreted. Oh, did you know that toxins are everywhere around us? The polluted environment, unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle are main contributing factors that build up toxins in our body! 

Overeating, bloatedness, constipation, overweight, gastrointestinal upset, allergies, skin problems, acne headaches, tiredness, sluggishness, mood swings and even aches and pains are the signs of toxicity. TruDtox does not contain Senna and is classified as food by the Ministry of Health. It helps cleanse toxins and pollutants from our body, promotes normal functions of our body’s detox organs, promotes thermogenesis (burn excessive fats), safe to use regularly and no dependency! 

Recommended to drink 2-3 times a week but its safe to drink everyday. Plus, its Ramadhan and I eat a lot of things during breaking fast so I definitely need to drink it everyday. Just brew the tea bag for about half an hour and enjoy! Within the first hour, you will tend to urinate more often. Then about 5-10 hours, some may feel a minor urge of bowel movement. It may take longer hours for others but you can roughly plan when you want to visit the toilet and get ready. 

Before Ramadhan, I would drink it before going to bed and wake up to a feeling of wanting to melabur (pooping). But now during Ramadhan, I will drink it right after I'm done breaking fast to ease my stomach and also my bloating. Its perfectly fine when you are overeating during this fasting month and also during Raya if (and only if) you have TruDtox around. 

  • I went to the toilet a lot during my first consumption but the pain was nothing major not like a painful diarrhea. Its sort of mild. 
  • During the second day, it came a little bit late. I usually feel like going to the toilet around 8-9am but that time it came around 11-11.30am and I was outside eating at McDonald's lol had to use their toilet. 
  • Reduces and releases the feeling of stomachache and bloatiness and helps with my digestion. 
  • I'm at ease at eating any types of food during breaking fast. No more masuk angin. 
  • Feel a lot better inside out and lighter too. 
  • I feel clean and energized after days of getting rid of all the toxins in my body. I don't feel THAT week. 

Overall: If you are planning to eat a lot of food during Raya or have been eating a lot of food for break fast then I suggest you try TruDtox. Eliminate all those gastrointestinal problems and live healthy and at ease during this festive season. Its also good and advisable to consume it even during normal season as it gives a lot of benefits to the body. Stay healthy, light and happy during this festive season with TruDtox! Definitely something that I would repurchase and recommend to all my friends. I even made my family drink it too :D 
Disclaimer: Item was sent for reviewing purpose but that doesn't affect my opinions as its 100% honest. 

Price: RM29.50 (5 teabags) and RM88.50 (15+2 teabags) @ All participating pharmacies. 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream

Hello loves! ❤ Did you know that there is this one magic cream that has been constantly raved by a lot of beauty bloggers, youtubers and even your favourite hollywood stars? A cream that has only one shape, one design, a few sizes, same smell but has a lot of benefits and made out of six 100% natural ingredients? If you don't believe the mouth of a beauty blogger or a youtuber, believe it when your favourite hollywood starts swore by it and said that its a must-have product for everyone! Excited to know about this magic cream? Have you guys guessed the name of this magic cream yet? Yup, its the one and only Egyptian Magic Cream

"The people's choice." 
That is what Lord-Pharaoh ImHotep-AmonRa, CEO, founder and manufacturer of the Egyptian Magic Cream calls it. An all natural skin cream made from six of nature's most powerful moisturizing and healing ingredients that has been in the market since 1991 are legendary among not only celebrities, beauty bloggers, youtubers but also, the fashion industry, doctors and even hospitals! Egyptian Magic Cream has grown exclusively through word-of-mouth to be one of the most popular and widely endorsed skin creams in the world.

Guess I must have loved them so much that the labels got all scratched up! LOL. Been bringing it back and forth from home to college hehe. Anyway, Egyptian Magic Cream is a one jar product that contains a face cream, an eye gel, a hair masque, burn and wound relief, a baby cream, a shaving balm and anything else you can think of and wish to use it on. Its completely safe. Even safe to use on babies and infants! Can be used as a hair mask for your hair and scalp, as a highlighter by dabbing just a tiny amount on your cheekbones or under your eyes to help with the dark circles and dehydrated tissue. But because its a solidified and oil-based product, you need to soften it first by warming it up with your fingers before applying it. 

As mentioned before, its made from six natural and pure ingredients which are olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis. A unique process that combines six simple ingredients to create a moisturizing balm unlike any other. There are no additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals and parabens. It said that it works great in treating eczema, psoriasis and other skin ailments. Same said that its also great in treating acne and healing scars. Didn't really see it treating my acne but I did notice that it heals my scars little by little.

A cream that's very much similar to Vaseline but less greasy and odorless. Recommended to use it as a night cream as its still a bit greasy and will make your face look super shiny and oily. Very moisturizing, keeps my face hydrated and treats my rashes and redness and prevents it from coming back/becoming a lot worst. Comes off like wax but melts down as you warm it against your fingers. As Kate Hudson would say it, 
a must-have product! 

Likes: Has a lot benefits and could be used absolutely anywhere around your body. Treats a lot of skin problems while keeping it moisturized and hydrated. An all natural cream that is also safe to use for babies and infants. Love it that its multi-purpose. Could act as a first aid cream that you need to bring everywhere you go. Suitable for all skin types even on burnt-skin as its very gentle, safe as its made from pure natural ingredients. 

Dislike: So far I have nothing but love for this product :) 

Overall: When Kate Hudson and other celebrities like Madonna, Emily Blunt, Brooke Shield and more said that its a must have multi-purpose beauty item, you just gotta hop on that train with them because it is in fact a must-have! No wonder its a highly spoken and raved beauty item among beauty lovers. Try it to believe it! It cures my rashes and redness around my face and soothes my sensitive skin while keeping it very much hydrated. Can I just say goodbye dry skin? Goodbye! Totally recommend it and once again, definitely a must-have! 

And can I just say thank you so much to Natta Cosme for giving me this wonderful opportunity to try this product out as a part of their beauty ambassador program. I have been longing to try this cream for the longest time but never got around to buy it and finally, I got to experience the amazing goodness of this indeed, magic cream. And guess who has made its way to my permanent night time skincare regime? The Egyption Magic Cream of course! Definitely going to repurchase it till the end of time 

Prices: RM125 RM89.90 (59ml) and RM180 RM125 (118ml) @ Natta Cosme


Want to try the magic cream for yourself 'cause you don't believe my reviews? Well, received 2 sachets (3ml) of 
Egyptian Magic Cream when you fill up this form ( and fill up the first 
question with my name, Izzah Farihah Bt Abd Hakim. But be quick, only the first three lucky readers will get it! :) Dateline: July 15th 2014.
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