I know what you are thinking. You must be thinking…the same park again Fiona? That’s right! #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag went for some sun bathing yesterday afternoon at the same park I run. I love the sun. Don’t you? 🙂
After months and months of preparing, I had a bitter sweet moment when I finally had #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag ready. It was supposed to be launched in August, then dragged to September, to October and November. Many have told me to just give up and that no sponsors will be supporting this but I proved them wrong. Despite the bad economy and how bad the retail economy has gone, there are still a handful of wonderful, caring, supportive, absolutely are warm-hearted about charity and generous people out there. #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag are made possible thanks to these amazing proud sponsors – Murad Malaysia, Physicians Formula Malaysia, TNS Skin Lab, Breena Beauty, Mini Mini Cafe, Clinivita, Parkson, Batiste Malaysia, and Watsons Malaysia.
It has always been a dream of mine to come out with a beauty box. Initially the burst #2 campaign for #IWillBeOkay Fight Against Depression Awareness Campaign was supposed to be another T-shirt line. Then I thought to myself, why do I keep coming out with T-shirt? I am a beauty blogger and I want to come out with something I am absolutely passionate about. That is where the idea of beauty box came. I had in my mind exactly what brands and products I want for my campaign.
Each bag is selling for RM99 only (flat shipping fee of RM15 will be charged separately). For RM99 you get a bag of products worth RM611 in total. 100% of the profit will go to #IWillBeOkay Fund, which will be used to help those in need i.e. future campaigns, events, donations, and many more. I do not take any of the profits at all. It goes to a fund first because the amount is too little to be donated out. As and when I see fits, I will use the fund for good use. It can be non-related to mental illness such as feeding the strays, feeding the homeless and so on. However as I mentioned above, I do want to take the campaign further. Events is definitely in my mind. I want to make those who are battling with depression feel good about themselves and that they are not alone in this. Maybe a yoga session, running clinic, Metafit HIIT with my coach, pampering session, shopping treat with our sponsors or even beauty workshop etc? Since I am running the awareness campaign myself, collabs and suggestions are more than welcome. The tricky part about organizing an event is to identify those who are really battling from depression and to get them to go to the event.
So what is in the bag? In no particular order, here are the list of products that you will be getting in your #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag 🙂
Limited Edition #IWillBeOkay Jute Bag
I knew what design I want on the bag. I decided to go with a bag instead of a box because box to me is just not environmental-friendly and it has no other usage thereafter. A bag is different. I wanted something that you can re-use. I wanted something personal that is me, something limited edition that you cannot buy outside. I knew I wanted beauty products doodles on my bag. My vision and idea came alive on the bag.
The bag is called jute bag. It is stiffer than normal cotton or canvas bag so it stands. Hallelujah it stands! Okay. I am being dramatic here. Personally I like my bag to sit up properly and not droppy. It measures at 32cm Width, 25cm Height and with 12.5cm Diameter base. It fits a lot. Perfect for a quick grocery run, lunch, shopping, anything really!
This is how the bag looks on me.
Murad Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum 5ml and Essential-C Day Moisture 21ml, both worth RM215. And a 50% OFF facial treatment voucher
Murad was the first to say yes to the campaign with a blink of an eye. The items included in the bag are the best clinical skincare products from Murad. If you have tried Murad before, you will know that both of the products included in this bag are really good. I cannot even pick my favourite! Murad products are not cheap but they works because they are good. Besides the products, Murad is also known for their facial treatment. That explains why we put in a 50% OFF facial treatment voucher. It is really handy if you want to try out Murad facial for the first time. After that you can ask for more vouchers from me LOL. Did you know that Murad products are Made in USA? Now you know.
Linden Leaves Aromatherapy Synergy Body Oil 60ml, worth RM94.35
TNS Skin Lab has been very supportive to Street Love and myself since a few years ago. I went to them quite late and they agreed in one breath. I was able to launch the bag sooner than expected thanks to TNS Skin Lab. You have no idea how happy they have made me. I was specifically looking for body care and they gave me one of the best product from Linden Leaves. Linden Leaves is a natural skincare brand from New Zealnd. The full size Aromatherpy Synergy Body Oil that is included in the bag are hand-made; the flowers are hand stuffed into the bottle and the body oil are hand-poured in. Natural products tend to smell earthy and not many people including me like that kind of scent. So a hint of floral scent from the stalk of flower inside the body oil itself actually gives the skin a faint smell. Quite soothing actually. This body oil works to minimize wrinkles, scars and scretch marks. It is enriched with organic rosehip oil and avocado oil too.
Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Translucent, worth RM59.25
Physicians Formula is my favourite makeup brand from the US. To get your favourite makeup brand for the bag is a dream come true. To get a full size Happy Booster is another level of dream come true lol. Before this I think you already knew that I have been buying Physicians Formula from oversea. Yeap. I love it even before they are here. Happy Booster was brought in slightly later after the brand was launched in Malaysia. For this campaign, they included Happy Booster in Translucent, which is a finishing powder. The Product Manager told me that everything regarding Happy Booster from the name, the formula to the cute love prints of the powder suits the campaign. I could not agree more.
Breena Beauty Eye Makeup Brush, worth RM25
The auntie brain in me had so many things in the mind and people who I wanted to talk to regarding the campaign that I had forgotten to approach Sabrina Tajudin for her kind sponsorship consideration. I sort of approached Breena Beauty during the Black Friday sale because that was when I remembered. Bad timing I know. Despite busy coping with Black Friday orders, Sabrina responded to her emails almost immediately and a few days later, she said yes! The brushes complete the whole bag. I bet you agreed with me 200%. Breena Beauty is the brainchild of Sabrina. These brushes are cruelty-free, made from synthetic material and suitable for our Muslim friends as well. You know it’s good when it’s a brand from a beauty blogger.
There are 2 different type of eye makeup brushes – B212 Basic Eyeshadow and B216 Brow Definer, which will be given randomly.
Mini Mini Cafe RM50 Cash Voucher (no min purchase)
Mini Mini Cafe at Mid Valley is a place I like to hang out, dine and ocassionally dropped by for some quiet time and a sip of coffee. Their coffee is so good! My parents and I like to have our lunch at least once a week at Mini Mini Cafe. The staff there takes good care of their customers. For example there are a few occassions which I had my meetings at the cafe. The staff always bring me and my guests huge cup of warm water even without me requesting, with no additional charges, as if they knew we are thristy and we ran out of drinks. That is what I called taking care of their customers. The food is good, value meals are good, ambience good and everything there from the decor to the food are all Instagram-worthy 🙂 . In this bag you will get 5X RM10 cash voucher. That is like meal for 5 person 🙂 . These vouchers can be used against the food you order. Any food. Even on their RM9.90, RM12.90 and RM13.90 All Day Long Promotion value set.
Clinivita Marine Placenta Concentrate 15ml, worth RM158
I am a huge fan of Clinivita Marine Placenta Day Serum. Initially the idea was to include the serum as it will suits all skin type but due to the hike of demand in the market, I was not able to secure the product. But instead I was able to get Clinivita’s latest product – Marine Placenta Concentrate targeted to reduce the appearance of scars such as surgery, injury and even acne scars as well as redness. Do not look down at scars. A small acne scar alone is able to bring one person’s confidence down. I have been living with acne scars for so many years so I know how crucial it is to find the right product to reduce it. So I thought, everyone should have a bottle of this Marine Placenta Concentrate at home for emergency.
Super Early Bird Special!
Thanks to my good friend at Parkson, I have 14 bottles of full size perfume consisting of Scent Maker and Max Gordon for the early birds. I love the early birds as I am one myself so what is better than rewarding them? 😀
First 14 Super Early Bird Special buyers will get a full size fragrance either Scent Maker or Max Gordon worth more than RM200 a bottle. Perfume will be given randomly. Each bottle is worth more than RM200. Limited to one per person only.
Early Bird Special!
The bird just keeps flocking, isn’t it? 😀
I have been pleading Batiste to give me their dry shampoo because I told them I am a Batiste hoarder and a Batiste fan like me would really want to share what she love with everyone. Okay so next 10 Early Bird Special buyers will get a full size Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo worth RM31.70 a bottle. Also limited to one per person only. Blush is their best-seller scent. I know it is because I currently have 3 bottles of Blush at home besides Cherry, Original and XXL Volume. Told ya I am a hoarder / fan / fanatic 🙂
20 lucky subscribers will receive one of this Pure Beauty CC Cream worth RM49.90 thanks to Watsons Malaysia. I said lucky because (1) I personally hand carried this hugeeeeee and heavy box from Mid Valley North Court taxi stand to South Court taxi stand and I had sore arms for the next 2 days. It has my sweat and blood on it 😛 . (2) It will be randomly given away. Since I cannot have any more bird flying around, I decided to close both eyes and insert the CC Cream into 20 bags randomly! Consider this a surprise gift. It really is 🙂 . This means Super Early Bird and Early Bird may get this in their bag as well!
Subscription is super duper easy. Go to bit.ly/iwbok, fill in the form and I will email you the confirmation email together with my bank details. There is no limitation to how many bags you can purchase. Shipping fee will be kept at a flat rate of RM15 regardless how many bags you purchased. Klang Valley buyers may just see me personally dropping off these parcels 😉
Hurry as I have 50 bags only!
Thank you for supporting and being a part of #IWillBeOkay Fight Against Depression Awareness Campaign. I believe it is important to educate and create awareness on mental illness as well as to encourage those who are suffering from depression to seek the help they need.
Once again, #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag are made possible thanks to all the proud sponsors – Murad Malaysia, Physicians Formula Malaysia, TNS Skin Lab, Breena Beauty, Mini Mini Cafe, Clinivita, Parkson, Batiste Malaysia, and Watsons Malaysia.
Can’t wait to lay my hands on the bag that’s been created with lots of love and thoughtfulness!
“sunn fu sai” (you’ve worked hard) to you, Fiona!
And you must give yourself a BIG pat on the back for achieving this all by your own effort!
Good job! And now, it’s time to take a well-deserved rest and enjoy the end of the year to the fullest, while welcoming 2017 with a bang!
Happy Christmas and Merry 2017!
Thank you Carrie <3 . It has my name on it so have to do it properly. It’s either I come out with a good one or not at all 😉
Thank you for your support too! Happy Christmas in advance and hope you’ll have another great year ahead.
I’m the same here. Do or do not, there is no try.
Especially at work.