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September 2014 Favourites: Beauty, beauty tools and decor

We’ve come to the 2nd instalment of favourites of the month didn’t we? 😀 . Just as I’ve explained in the previous August 2014 Favourites, all the items listed here has yet to made its way to the blog. I might or might not do an individual review after this. Some product yes, some don’t need to!

In this September 2014 Favourites, I have a good mix of beauty, beauty tools and also decor. I’m kinda into decorating mood at the moment. No surprise here since you’ve seen the amount of trips and time spent at home essential stores lately from my Instagram.

September 2014 Favourites
I thought of doing 10 favourites product every month but for this month’s favourites I am keeping it short as I’m having migraine for the past few days. When the migraine hit, all I want to do is to just sleep and whine. Nonetheless I’m going to present eight of my favourites to you. So let’s start with the beauty, shall we?

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August 2014 Favourites: Things that are not in the blog

Ahhh favourites of the month. I never do any of this favourites post before because I never find it interesting. Besides favourites, most people also do empties. I don’t do empties post but two years ago I gave it a twist and did something called “Newly Opened” because I’m rebellious like that 😀

The reason why I never find reading favourites of the month interesting is because most people either (1) repeat the same product from last month and they can like it for a few months in a row. Nothing’s wrong with it though, don’t get me wrong. (2) Most favourites product had been reviewed before. So if I’ve already read the review, there is no need for me to know if you like it or not for a second time. (3) Most favourites product is the product that was reviewed within the same month. So long story cut short, I was itching to do something different and I’ve decided to come out with favourites of the month post too BUT, it will be on things that are not in the blog.

With all the non-stop shopping, I do try loads of new products off camera and usually these are the things that either make it to the blog or it never come near at all. Here is my August 2014 Favourites.

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Bioderma Sébium H20 Purifying Cleansing Micelle Solution
I met up with the beautiful ladies of Bioderma two weeks ago and Datin Juli Azmi, Chief Marketing Officer even came out to meet me. It was such a privilege to be able to meet with the people behind the highly raved brand and they brought me gifts! Datin Juli said that if I like Sensibio H20, I would like Sébium H20 even more. And she was so right. After trying the cute 20ml Sébium H20, I can say that I would prefer it over Sensibio. It has a pleasant scent to it and it is not as oily as what I’ve heard.

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ZA Autumn / Winter 2014 New Product Lineup & Unveiling of ZA Men

I was in for a surprise when I attended ZA’s Autumn / Winter 2014 new product lineup which was held at TGV Indulge, One Utama Shopping Centre last month. Not only I was already looking forward to a beauty product launch event held at a cinema but this time round, ZA launched one new anti-aging skin care product – Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum and two makeup products – all-new Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation and Gel Eyeliner for its Autumn / Winter 2014 collection and one brand new skin care range catering to the men – ZA Men.


Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum (RM59.90 / 30ml)

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If you remember October 2013 last year, ZA launched Perfect Solution range, which is a full scale anti-aging skin care line that cater to a more mature skin. As we all know before, ZA is well-known for its brand target of young adult. Perfect Solution on the other hand is focusing on anti-dullness, wrinkles and loss of skin resilience for women age 25 to 35 years old. Why start anti-aging from the age of 25? Simple. Signs of aging starts to appear as early as the age of 25 years old. Even if its not prevention is always better than cure. Now, ZA launched and added in a brand new beauty essence into its Perfect Solution Range. Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum is set to improve both spots and wrinkles. YES! A 2-IN-1 PRODUCT! It’s the first ever in the market for consumer looking for a serum to work on the cause of age spots and wrinkles on the skin surface. It also helps in repairing any potential spots and wrinkles that is caused by “hidden melanin” that are in the depth of the skin.

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Toner 101: Types of Skin Toners

Toner, or some company refer as lotion is generally used after cleansing but before applying moisturizer. This step is crucial as it act as a bridge between the cleanser and moisturizer. Many would skip this step thinking it is unnecessary or not important, just like how some people would skip eye cream, which they deemed as unimportant as well. I was one of the many a few years ago. I would skip toner but not my eye cream because I learnt about a simple fact on using a proper eye cream than relying on face moisturizer as an eye cream. Anyhow that is a totally different topic 😀

Toner 101
Today I’m going to talk about the basic of skin toner. I’m not going into extreme detail i.e. astringents, floral water, fresheners, herbal toner and so on. I’m going to cover the few different types of toner in basic. This is what you should know at least. I remember a few years ago I would skip toner because no BA would tell me toner is equally important in a skin care regime. They would tell me I can skip it as it doesn’t do anything to the skin. There are so many different types of toner or lotion available in the market. Do you know which one you need?

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ZA Ever Brows: For a natural, precise shape and colour brow, that makes everyone go “where did you do your eyebrow embroidery?”

Just before I rediscovered Daiso Eye Brow Pencil, I was actually using ZA Ever Brows in 03 Natural Gray for my brows. I did not expect to bump into my old love Daiso Eye Brow Pencil so when I did, I was so happy about it that I decided to tell you about it first. I’ve already finished the whole Daiso pencil (yes, that fast) so now I’m back to ZA Ever Brows 😀 . Let me tell you, this baby will send you running to Watsons store in no time…especially dark hair girls *hint*

ZA Ever Brows 03 Natural Gray
ZA (pronounced as zi ei) may be a drugstore brand but it is one of the brand that produce good skin care and makeup products. I am a ZA makeup fan, no secret about that and I’m constantly lurking around ZA shelf at Watsons for Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation refill dual-pack promotion. I’ve tried most of ZA makeup products for the past 10 years. ZA Ever Brows is something that I keep repurchasing before I started blogging, but in Dark Brown shade. Let’s just say I stray a bit after I started blogging. Eventhough so, I always go back to ZA.

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Review: ZA Groovy Smoovy Oil-Blotting Powder, Not a Must-Have But It’s Good to Have

The fact is, I’ve been eyeing on ZA Groovy Smoovy Oil-Blotting Powder everytime I’m at Watsons for the past few years. It’s always a “buy or don’t buy” question I ask myself because Groovy Smoovy is such a small face powder but with a higher price tag. I really couldn’t justify the price I’m paying against the size of the product. Really. I’ve lost count on those days where Groovy Smoovy was on 50% sales but the manufacturing date is like two years ago? So yeah, that sort of hold me back from purchasing ZA Groovy Smoovy Oil-Blotting Powder.

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Besides that I couldn’t figure out if I needed this. It may look like a face powder but in fact this Groovy Smoovy is an oil-blotting powder. You see. A few years ago I don’t carry any makeup with me once I left the house with makeup on. I don’t do touch up during the mid day at all. Now that I carry a few makeup products with me when I’m out, I still don’t have the habit of touching up the powder on my face due to the obvious reason – oily skin. So the “buy or don’t buy” dilemma continued for a good few years 😛