Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Week 3:

Week 5:

Exactly 2 days after dermarolling. Under white light.

I waited for two weeks before started dermarolling.
Ignore the red circles, those are new pimples from Garnier Pinkish Sakura Essence (still healing).
The rectangle area are deep scars which I think got deeper and the most prominent area on this side of my cheek, >_<

Overall, it got a bit better than it used to be and I am planning to roll again exactly a month from now.

P/S : Please tell me what you think or your own experience :D

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Today I will be reviewing a cream foundation originated from Japan, MEIKO COLLECTION : MC COVER FACE (MCCT). I have been eyeing this foundation for a long time because I wanted to buy a cream foundation. Currently I am using the liquid Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. 

Actually, products from Meiko Corporation are the raves since a few years back and previously I have tried and liked their Naturactor collection. I've heard that this MEIKO COLLECTION : MC COVER FACE (MCCT) is the new improved formula of their Naturactor foudation, which claims that they have added Jojoba oil and Vitamin C to the formula. It also says that this foundation is suitable for acne-prone skin, unlike the Naturactor foundation.

The Packaging

I bought the original foundation from an Instagram Shop for MYR 65 including postage (the market price is MYR 89). 

It comes in a small box and a glass jar which makes it easier for me to bring it everywhere in my makeup purse. The packaging is very simple, classy and you wont really stain the jar with your fingers unlike the Naturactor foundation jar (which comes in white jar).

The product

I am not sure how many grams does it contain in a jar and I couldn't get any information from their official website as well. I have bought the shade number 141 and there are 8 shades available for sale. The texture of the product is very thick and creamy, so application with a sponge is much recommended than using a foundation brush. It also does not have any scent.

The Verdict

Currently my skin is full of redness and a few active pimples due to Garnier Sakura White Sleeping Essence. You can see below pictures T_T. I have stopped using the essence for a while and my skin condition improves a lot. I'm so sad because I really like the essence but it doesn't suit my skin :(

While trying, it turns out that shade 141 is one or two times lighter than my skin tone. I should have bought a darker shade for myself but oh well~

I have tried applying the foundation with a dry and a wet sponge. IMO, application with a wet sponge blended really well as per compared to using a dry sponge. It does make your makeup look natural and cast less white shade, which is a good thing since you don't want to look like a ghost. 

The coverage is medium to heavy, depends on how many layers of application. However it does not cover my skin's imperfections as much as a liquid foundation (Estee Lauder Double Wear does it better than this foundation). One thing that I really love is it does not feel heavy at all, unlike when using a liquid foundation.

Pardon the redness X(

With one layer of foundation, no powder.
This foundation does not break me out (I accidentally slept with this foundation on and I shouldn't do that T_T) but it also does not give me the coverage that I really wanted. However, I think people with less skin problem will love this foundation. I have a lot of scars from previous plus current acne and my skin is still healing so I am kinda not satisfied with the coverage it provides. It might have been better with a correct shade but since I'm not really sure about it, I hesitate to spend more on buying the correct shade. However, I will continue to use it if I'm in a haste since the application is much easier than using a liquid foundation.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Updates on Etude House's new 10 in 1 Wonder Pore Freshner!

You guys can view my previous 7 in 1 Wonder Pore Freshner review and four ways to use the toner here.

Last week, I went to Etude House to restock my Wonder Pore Freshner toner since they were doing buy one free one sale at that time. It was the best time to buy since the normal price is really expensive and I didn't have much money to spend in the first place. However I was taken aback by the increasing price of the toner but I didn't realize that they have changed it to the new 10 in 1 formula. ( Previous price was around MYR 80++ and the new price is MYR 99.90 ) Since they were having a sale, I just bought it and get my AC Clinic Gel Lotion (Price : MYR 59.90) as the free gift. Still a good bargain right?

So what's new in this Wonder Pore Freshner? Here's what I though.

The Packaging 

It came in a big box with another free big box of daily cotton pad. Similar bottle to the old one of 500 ml with a pump.

10 in 1 vs 7 in 1

The Product

So they have added 3 new functions to the product :

Remove dead skin cells - A great addition to the toner since your skin will be a lot fresher and it kinda helps on regenerating new skin cells.

Cleanse pore insides with cooling effect - A good thing for me too, since I don't feel any stinging sensation anymore while using the toner unlike the old 7 in 1 formula.

Complete smooth glass-like texture - My skin feels so smooth after using the toner but I am not sure what is the long term effect though. :D

I also think that the alcohol scent in the new formula is more subtle than the old one so another plus point for me. 

So overall I still think that that this product is amazing with added benefits and will recommend it to people with sensitive skin. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I'll be reviewing this product which has a super long name : GARNIER SAKURA WHITE PINKISH RADIANCE SLEEPING ESSENCE since I have bought it a week ago. 

I bought this product around MYR 22+ from a local supermarket and yeah it was another prompt purchase without any research done by me. I know I should have not done that considering that I have a very sensitive skin. I was confused whether to buy Garnier light night cream or this but I have to say, I was kinda interested with that 'Sakura' extract. I haven't seen or tried any beauty product that comes with Sakura extract so..... here it is.


The Packaging

It comes in a small pink box and a glass jar with no spatula so it's a bit unhygienic for me to use since I have to use my finger to get the cream out from the jar.

The Product

The product contains sterilized alcohol but I think it's paraben-free. The consistency of the product is creamy and it smells like roses (which I don't really fancy).  It does not make your skin oily or feel heavy once you put it on so it's a plus thing for people with super oily skin like me.

The ingredients


This product breaks me out in a week!!!! X(

I can count the new pimple spots on my face however they did become okay after a while. It might be because I am using AC clinic lotion by Etude House at the same time.. maybe, I really have no idea. One thing that I love is, my skin feels fresh whenever I wake up in the morning. But I guess i'll continue to use this product for a month so that I can see the difference it will bring to my sensitive skin.

The Pros 

  1. Inexpensive and you can find it literally almost everywhere.
  2. Does not make my face oily.
  3. Creamy texture of the product.
The Cons
  1. Breaks me out.
  2. The reeking smell of perfume.
  3. No spatula provided.

Updates: I have stopped using the essence because my skin can't stand it anymore. I see some improvement on my skin since I stopped using it. My skin is still healing, and Ac Clinic by Etude House really helps a lot. :(


Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Updates for week 3!

I've learnt that I should not use the dermaroller on weekly basis since my skin is still healing from the previous rolling and I gotta make sure that the holes punctured wont become permanent.. so here it is. 

The picture of my skin for week 3 :

It looks quite punctured, right?

Honestly I've been contemplating whether to stop or to continue this derma rolling activity. That's because sometimes when I look into a mirror, I feel like my skin become a bit 'hole-y' but sometimes it feels okay. But as you guys can see, the redness has somewhat disappeared but I cannot say for sure that my box scars are disappearing as well. I guess I'll just have to wait for another 2 or 3 weeks to do the next derma rolling session. It might be completely healed by then.

I've added 2 skincare routine for myself to help regenerating new skin cells. I'll be reviewing both of them later.

Daily moisturizer :

Sleeping essence :

Click on below for week 1.

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