Monday, 29 September 2014


Hi guys,

Probably one of the different post aside all those posts randomly about beauty, I'm suddenly came to think about it a while ago, the fact that I'm living away from parents because I'm studying, and my dad called me, asked me how am I doing, am I have an enough money and etc.

Listening to my dad's voice somehow draw me to a little bit tears...no..a lot. The things that saddened me is his tired voice, an exhausting voice of a dad who work really hard for a money to raise his kids and to give a living to his wife.

I'm sorry for suddenly being a little bit emotional, I'm a human being too, realizing that my dad is old enough to keep working like that, and living alone away from the family is really saddened me. A little bit story about my family, our life was never too luxury, nor too poor, we are living in a good term for the years back then until my dad decided to quit from his job to take over his family business, but after a year has passed, the business have went bankrupt and he lost his job, thus our life started to be a little bit miserable, not enough money and etc, that time my brother really need a lot of money for his study preparation before he is about to fly to oversea. Seeing his face, the father face who almost cry everyday thinking how to get money for his family is something I really can't pull off from the mind. After a 2 years living like that, that our house and property was almost about to be sold and seized, thanks to the god he got a job from a friend who own a company..our life started to see the light from the tiny hole of the doom.

Our life got better, and still, up to this point he's still working hard to make sure that his family get what they should get, with his old bones which still seems too strong to keep working for the family's living..every time he called me, I cannot help myself from bursting into the tears, listening to that old & weak voice but still sounded very strong to still make a living, he never ask back for what he gave to me, my brothers and sisters, either my mum. Up to this point he is still working. He's 53 already, I can't imagine it if I did't get a chance to pay back all the sacrifices he gave to us, because he's old already.

I pray for their healthiness, and their happiness, both my mum and dad, my parents who sacrificed a lot to us, may they will live a longer life, at least they still can have a chance to see me graduate successfully, and work to pay them back although I know it can't never be paid back, all that sacrifices that the parents did for us. Mom and Dad, I will work hard to make a living too one day, our life is now is better, but I don't know how long it will last, I'm really scared to face the fact that our parents will get old, and leave us first. That thing really saddened me up. But one thing that I'm very sure about is, God loves them, no matter what they do because they are the person who work by breaking all their bones to raise us up.

And it was just now, my dad called me, with that weak and old voice which sounds kinda sick to me,
asking me if I have an enough money for my study here, who asked me how do I do,
instead of the fact that he is the person who worked really hard that almost breaking all his bones,
that I should concerned of and worried about,

And I'm bursting into the tears again.



Hi chocolates!

Recently made a purchases from the famous IG & online shop known as Supermodel's Secret!
Been eyeing them quite long before, because I heard a good feedback from the customers, so now I decided to buy something from them!

And now, look at this! I bought a Salon Shaper, which is actually an automatic nail manicure device to get a professional manicure like the salon did! Yes, I love makeup the most but I also love it if my nails looks very clean & polished too, if you have ever read my previous posts, I think I've also always said that I love taking care of my nails, I love collecting nails products too like nail polishes, nail files & nail vitamin. Today I got it, after been a silent future-buyer for quite a while on this nail buffer device.

Oh, I also bought the 3D beauty blender as well!


This is how the box of Salon Shaper looks like

Now you can enjoy a professional manicure, and a picture perfect pedicure in the privacy of your own home!

The Salon Shaper's high speed rotation are powerful enough to trim & shape hard acrylics or tough toenails, yet it's gentle enough to massage and stimulate sensitive cuticles.


It came with the 5 precision crafted nail heads that sculpt, shape & polish your nails quickly & safely, the small satin bag, and the Salon Shaper.

Came with the small guide book as well to give a detailed information on how to use them!


The Salon Shaper was built with a 2 parts that can be disassembled to insert the battery in.

After the head was put into the place, you can press the pink button to start 
the buffing process.

Attaching & Removing The Heads

Gently press the shaft of the head into the hole on the nose of the Salon Shaper until it feels secure. Do not hammer or use any tool on the head (this may cause damage to both the head and the unit). To remove the head, gently slide the shaft out of the unit. Again, do not use any tool.

As stated on the photo above, each of the nail heads have their own function, so do it step by step properly by using the right head from the sculpting, shaping & polishing process.

The Before & After Result

To be honest, the "After" polished effect was caused by an extra buffer cream & nail vitamin that I used which is not came along with the Salon Shaper, this device did't really give that shining buffed effect nails..maybe a bit but not as significantly as the manual nail files that I used to have..but it was somehow really help a lot in removing the rough & rippled surfaces by flatten it and make it a little bit smooth before you can start buffing, which is the laziest part of mine.

Pros
  • Affordable (I think the price below RM50 is affordable ya, in my point of view)
  • Easy to use (as it came with a guide book)
  • Travel-friendly (came with a mini satin bag to be brought around anywhere)
  • Make a nail buffing process easier & faster (because it is automatically)


Cons
  • I found that it doesn't really give the nails the real buffed effect on the last part ( Which need you to use an extra nail buffer using another nail file @ buffer cream to make it looks well polished)


Name: Salon Shaper
Made in: China
Price: RM29.00
Where to buy: www.supermodel2u.com


This is the 3D beauty blender, here's how you can use it to get a perfect complexion upon makeup application:

1. Dab an adequate amount of BB cream/ foundation on your forehead, cheeks, nose & chin.
2. Start dabbing them using this 3D beauty blender to even out the foundation and get a perfect complexion!

This is somehow a cheaper alternative for an original Beauty Blender sold at Sephora, a dupe to be exact. I've never bought the original one because I rarely visit Sephora, I'm now living in JB as I'm still studying outside KL now and so far JB still don't have Sephora here..the original one would be around $20 @ RM65. This one only cost me for RM10, and all I can say is it is NOT BAD at all!

Pros

  • Very convenient as it help with the makeup application
  • Travel friendly
  • Works better than certain makeup brushes
  • Make the open pores invisible


Cons

  • Washing it can be the laziest part


Name: 3D Beauty Blending Blender Sponge
Made in: -
Price: RM9.90
Where to buy: www.supermodel2u.com


I'm looking forward to purchase more stuff from Supermodel's Secret on the next time!


Check the Supermodel's Secret website out for more!

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See you guys again on my next post!


-Jia Jia-





Hi, butter croissants!

I'm a happy girl today!! 

Why?? that was because I've made a new sweet discovery upon this lovely cosmetic line that I've never knew before! A thousand stars of thanks to www.thechency.com because she talked & shared about thecandyskin cosmetics in her blog, thus making my pulse running very fast at the moment I saw its lovely packaging! I'm such a true sucker for the lovely packaging seriously!

From what I learnt, thecandyskin cosmetic has been established since 2007, apparently quite new in the market but do not look down on this new Malaysian cosmetics line, even though it was quite new in the market and less heard around anywhere, I have a positive thought on this cosmetic brand at the moment I tried their Velvet Matte Lipstick. Besides cosmetics, they also have a skin care range!

I've googled about this cosmetic brand, and the website seems very new and from what thecandyskin have said, they're not having an official store yet, but they do occasionally have a booth in Ikea at Ecurve Damansara. This Velvet Matte Lipstick is yet sold on their website, they said they will launch them soon by 1st October! I could't believe it that I got my hands on it before they officially launch them on their website! I'm such a first-liner! oh and thecandyskin now accept a purchase through FB! go get your hands on them too if you have a time!

Hehe, sorry I'm a bit thrown up in an astonishment actually because this is my first purchase from thecandyskin, the new lovely makeup brand that I've just discovered!

Now here is what the box packaging looks like! Thanks to thecandyskin too of their courtesy for giving me an extra sample along with the lipstick!

I received the sample of Flawless Cream Foundation in #Peanut, a Velvet Matte Lipstick in 07 #Laubepine along with the Velvet Matte Lipstick 02 #La Paguerette that I've purchased!


Such a very classy and princessy packaging with a chained pendant at the bottom together with the cylindrical shape packaging printed with "thecandyskin" word & flowery embroidery print which is just beyond the satisfaction of having just the lipstick! This would look very great to be arranged on your vanity table! Arghh I cannot pull my eyes away from staring the loveliness of it's packaging!

Not forget to mention that the lipstick also came in a velvety case as well, what an exclusive treat to the eyes isn't?



This is the color chart of the Velvet Matte Lipstick, I got myself a 02 in #La Paguerette, apparently they have 12 colors.

Oh, and the sample of Velvet Matte Lipstick that I got was in 07 #Laubepine!
The color is nice too!


 The colors of the Velvet Matte Lipstick according to their number start from the left!
Mine is the second, and the sample that I got is the seventh!


My eyes filled with the loveliness now, ouch to the starry shining effect!

This matte lipstick really gives you the beautiful matte lips, which is what I've been seeking for.


I've fallen in love with thecandyskin now, thus even the sample themselves looks very cute in my mind and my sight!

I got the Flawless Cream Foundation sample in #Peanut, and it does matching my asian yellowish tone.



The color of the Flawless Cream Foundation sample that I got is the third from the left.


By wearing this lipstick, lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while combination of high quality ingredients ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. It is great for lining, all over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.


The comparison of with & without the thecandyskin Flawless Cream Foundation.
I can say that with it is better because it definitely looks flawless and brighter with it (The "with" one is only showing a layer of application).
I'm seriously began to like this brand!


This is how the lipstick will actually looks like when it was applied on the lips, I'm wearing the thecandyskin Velvet Matte Lipstick in 02 (La Paguerette) that have the nude shade on the left photo, and the 07 (Laubepine) that have the purplish pink shade on the right photo, and both photos is also a photos of me wearing the thecandyskin Flawless Cream foundation in #Peanut. I'm was injected with some loves by wearing the cream foundation, it was so smooth and definitely gives you a healthy glow that can promote a flawless look! how fitting with its name and I'm loving it!


Velvet Matte Lipstick

Pros
  • Came in an extremely lovely & princessy packaging!
  • The color of the lipstick is so pretty
  • Glide smoothly and feels very soft on lips
  • Does not dry out the lips


Cons
  • No, I'm failed to find any


Because I only have the sample size of the Flawless Cream Foundation, I cannot really list out the detailed pros & cons that they have, but the only thing I can say is I love their cream foundation as they glide easily & smoothly on the skin, my skin also looks flawless by just one application, they really did what they promised for! and as I have an extremely dry skin, I think that this cream foundation really suit my skin condition and I did't feel too dry nor too oily wearing this thecandyskin Flawless Cream Foundation, I'm seriously thinking to own a full sized one now!

The thecandyskin Flawless Cream Foundation is retailed at RM60/full sized pcs.


Name: thecandyskin Velvet Matte Lipstick
Product of: Malaysia
Price: RM49.90
Where to buy: www.thecandyskin.com | thecandyskin's Facebook
Net weight: 4g


Visit thecandyskin website and facebook for more!
They're also available on Instagram!

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thecandyskin's Facebook

thecandyskin's Instagram



"We believe that wearing a little lipstick is going to make a difference in your life. Lipstick is an important fashion accessory that most women just can't do without. The Velvet matte lipstick of thecandyskin always beautify and enhance your lips, make you look sexy, elegance and being fascinated. Bright, bold and perfectly matte is how we describe the elegance lipstick"

-thecandyskin-


Go get thecandyskin cosmetics too if you think they sounded very delicious & lovely!


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-




Sunday, 28 September 2014


Hi my chocolate ganache ice cream cakies!

Recently I built a strong hungry desire to eat some good food besides the familiar foods I can have in my campus area!
Pathetic to say, but I rarely go outside Pasir Gudang area because I'm a homeloner kind of girl who did't really mix up well with the other girls from the same college..because I'm yet to find my Anime-ING, Manga-ING, Game-ING & Makeup-ING soulmate who can hang out together with me doing the hobby and what we love together. So I better just sit at home alone doing my hobby alone. You know, girls nature is they love to gossiping about other people and making gang and spreading bad rumors about other people, while I'm on the opposite page, I better gossiping about makeup & new animes instead.

Whatever then, and there's a friend who is kind enough and came to me and suggested me to try out the Steamboat Buffet at this place that I've never go and heard in Masai area! (well I'm living in Pasir Gudang because it's nearer to my college)

I went there in a Trio-form of gang (gosh what kind of language is this)
Frankly, with 2 of my friends hehehehe
And the Steamboat Buffet cost us at RM20 per pax which is I think is affordable enough for a steamboat compared to any other steamboat places!

We came in the restaurant and sat down, and the waiter quickly came over our table and switched the heat on, the steamboat pot was already on the table with the broth prepared in it actually.

There's a long main buffet table on the entrance of the restaurant that serve a lot of delicious raw ingredients, such as meat, chicken, prawn, squid, wantan, and a lot types of crab balls & fish balls than you can imagine! Some of them were also marinated with a black pepper sauce, you can choose almost anything you want on the table with just RM20!..and gosh I have to be honest, they're really a lot, more than you think you can eat at once!

Then the spamming session with a bunch of photos is coming..so please drool yourself ok. Haha!

Anyway, excuse me for the really bad photo quality, because my camera has ran out of battery so I used my friend's phone camera, because my phone is ran out of battery as well! LOL!!


The main table that served a lot of raw ingredients.

Delish!! my fave is the black pepper marinated meat!

Besides the steamboat, they also served the fruits as a mouthwash, and the drinks like orange juice, coffee & etc as well.

The camera-shy guy, he's a friend of mine, we came here by three, me, Ai, and him.




This is Ai, my housemate, roommate & a soulmate for our common hobby, watching animes!





We're stuffed and bloated afterwards. Workout sure do a wonders after this, realizing just how much we've gain in just a night. Burrpppp! Excuse me!

I really recommend you guys to pay a visit and try out their Steamboat Buffet, not only it was affordable but really did fill up the 1 year hunger, and delicious too!


See you again on my next post!


-Jia Jia-




What would you really think of it? a blender?? please at least let my mom be the only one who think of that! LOL!

Hello pumpkin donuts! I'm hungry yet I still want to share about this magic "blender" with you girls!
Have you heard about facial steaming?? Then stop still on this post, don't get your eyes away because this might be the post that can change your skin condition from now on!

Human can't get away with a clogged pores problem, even if they have taken care of their skin everyday, it's like a natural thing to have a clogged pores, everyone have it because we all have PORES, so don't worry.

However, there's always a way how to overcome it, if there're a clogged pores which seems so ugly to be seen on skin, then why not open up the clogged pores to remove all the gunks that trapped inside?

Remember, the pores is not forever closed to keep the gunks you don't want to stay inside, it can make your skin appear bumpy with a white & black thingy called heads which is very disgusting, oh I know that disgusting feeling every time you see yourself in the mirror (while saying ewww blackhead!!). It can be OPENED UP to remove all the stuff inside, by STEAMING your face, put that in the mind girls!

Then here is the thing that I would like to introduce to you guys!

The SKG Facial Steamer!


It came with a main assembly which is the body, 2 facial steamer attachment which is a T-zone steamer (which is for the T zone area), face steamer (which is for the whole of your face) & a measuring cup.

These facial steamer attachments is specially & ergonomically designed so that the shape of the steamer matches your facial contours & the shape of T-zone on your face.



First of all, you need to pour 50ml of water into the measuring cup and add the water into the steaming pot by not exceeding the "MAX" level, after that, connect the plug to the power outlet and place the facial steamer attachment of your choice on the main assembly (either a face steamer or the T-zone steamer based on your choice & need, if you would like to steam up the whole face attach the face steamer, or if you just want to open up the pores around the T-zone area then use the T-zone steamer instead).

And DO NOT connect the plug to the power outlet unless you're ready to use them.



There're also 2 steam setting to adjust the amount of steam-conditioning, the 1st one is less hotter which is just gives a light steaming, while the 2nd one is a little bit hotter and stronger. You can choose either one based on your skin condition, if you think you have a very stubborn clogged pores, you might need to use the no. 2, but if you have a sensitive skin it is advisable to use the 1st setting.

Once you have connected the plug to the power outlet, set the steam setting first and the indicator light will light up, showing that there's a power connectivity. Wait for at least roughly 3 minutes for the facial sauna to steam up first then here are the following steps you need to do.


How To Use The Facial Sauna:

  1. Close your eyes and place your face close to the steamer according to the shape of the steamer attachment , either the face steamer or the T-zone steamer.
  2. Steam up your face for about 15 minutes or until the facial sauna has stop from steaming.
  3. Make sure to turn the steam setting to "0" after it has stop from steaming.
  4. Wait for 5 minutes before you can start cleaning up your face with a cold water (cold water help to close the opened up pores after steaming).
  5. Apply your fave skin care products, and then go to sleep. Just go to sleep before your pores open up again. LOL JK!!!

Extra Tips From Me:

Steaming up your face can open up the clogged pores, but that doesn't mean the dirt in the pores are thoroughly cleaned when you washed your face, it just help in loosing the dirt by open up the pores that hold them in, thus to make your complexion more clearer from the heads that showing on your skin, I used to take my blackhead remover and quickly press on the area which I think there's a lot of clogged pores around, quickly after you have steamed up the face and before you clean your face with a cold water (because at that time the pores are still widely opened, and removing blackheads & the gunks inside the pores at that time can be much easier & effortless)

After you have done pressing all the evil evil heads off from the pores, go ahead and clean your face with a cold water and then apply any skin care of your favorites on your skin. Remember! the gunks & blackheads that stay inside the pores in a longer period can lead to an evil evil zits on your face, scary right? now let's scream together, "KYAAAAAAA NOOO!!!"(So girly-like LOL!)

I used to practice the facial steaming every weekend and before I sleep at night, and then woke up with a fresh and clearer looking skin!


Pros

  • Deep cleansing the skin by open up the pores
  • Improve circulation of the face blood
  • Effectively replenish the face's water
  • Personalization aromatherapy nursing

Cons

  • Not travel friendly

Using this facial sauna not only open up the clogged pores, but also improve the blood circulation on your face, besides, you can also have an personalization aromatherapy nursing by adding in a little bit aromatherapy oil into the water in the pot to gives you a relaxation from stress while having a face steaming.

For your kind info, actually I wanted to buy the Panasonic Nano Facial Steamer that would cost me about $144 USD @ RM470 as I heard that it was extremely good, but that would kill my student pocket, realizing that I will be broken if I really purchase that making me to find another cheaper alternatives, so here is the cheaper alternative that I got, and most importantly it does works really well too. I think I will go get the Panasonic one when I'm in a "thick wallet" condition.

This is how the Panasonic Nano Facial Steamer looks like:



Name: SKG Facial Sauna
Model no: SKJ518
Made in: China
Voltage: 220V-
Power: 105W
Price: RM100
Where to buy: www.lazada.com.my
Net weight: 0.65kg
Size: 200x200x225mm


Visit SKG Malaysia Website for more! 

Thank you so much for dropping by and I do hope that my post did a little bit help for you guys who eagerly finding a way to overcome your skin problem!


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-



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