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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Botanically Beautiful with YVES ROCHER Malaysia | Review


if you have read my Butterfly Birthday Party post, you would know that Yves Rocher was also celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year! Upon being seated at the party, we were all presented with Yves Rocher's 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Box! and inside are 3 star products to celebrate the lovely day together!



It's my first time trying out the brand I cannot believe myself - for not knowing about them before, to be honest, body care is quite basic for my family and we are so used to getting great deals off the drugstore that I never realize that there is so much we can do to reduce chemicals on our everyday usage. BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT SOUND QUITE LUXURIOUS because they originated from France, but honestly if you do calculation and as i browse thru their online shop on Shopee, they are actually quite affordable! as you consider the effort they put in to make sure its :

SILICONE FREE
PARABEN FREE
COLORANT FREE
as the few common highlights! 

I am very lucky that i don't have sensitive skin, so i guess i have survive chemicals thus far. but being somebody who would love to contribute to the environment and be part of the Zero-Waste community. This is really great effort to start! 

so let's try out these lovely gifts!


I love their concentrated eco-shower gels that can sustain you up to 40 showers in a small 100ml bottle. As claimed, ONE drop is enough to wash your entire body! With this innovation means that everyone use less plastic for their bottles -  Since 2017, this product has saved 29 metric tonnes of plastic! at only RM27! I received their Olive Petit Grain bottle - with super legit olive scent! Although i'd prefer fruity scented body care, which gives me some curiosity to try out their Pomegranate Pink Berries, Mango Coriander scents! if you fancy floral - they have Lotus Flower, and Tiare Ylang Ylang. 

THE PACKAGING is spot on! and perfectly travel friendly-i brought it to my outstation trips, and it fits nicely in my pouch. the bottle is also leak-proof with a sturdy cap. yes. no loose flipping. BEST OF ALL, i love the fact that it doesn't drip out just like that - my first use, i was curious how does the first drop work? like do i measure it when i turn it over? how do i make sure i don't over double-drop? you know what i mean?  the answer my friends, is a gentle squeeze! one gentle squeeze and you'll get a dollop just enough for the entire body! the shower gel does not come out if you flip it upside down. 

THE SCENT is entirely olive scented. not overpowering and quite mild if you ask me. I came out the shower not smelling very obviously olive-fied. so it feels really raw and original to me, cause it just proves that they don't heavily focus on chemical fragrance.

THE TEXTURE was a bit weird in the beginning, cause im soo used to using liquid shower gels at home, where i'd pump quite an amount. Yves Rocher's concentrated shower gel was a little more light and watery at the texture, as you rub around your body it lathers quite well with extra water to balance out the concentration. again-was not very used to the not so foaming feel. but overall it was a clean and fresh feeling after shower! 


The Hydra Vegetal range is quite known for its hydration benefits with quite an amount of possitive feedbacks and reviews online! packed with Edulis Cellular Water, it claims to moisturize dehydrated skin because the saps of the plant can survive harsh climates, keeping itself hydrated up to 48hrs. 
so, sounds good for a dehydrated skin category me yes? we shall see.. 

THE PACKAGING is lovely with 25% less plastic on the tube, and the cap is probably the highlight here with the direct cap! which you dont need the whole screwing the cap on like the normal detachable caps. Leak-proof and its quite sturdy at the cap.the transparent blue is also nice to see their cleansing gel at its best true form and volume. 

THE SCENT was not my favourite, it took me awhile to accept it because it smelled quite medicated and herby-like, similar to nail polish remover at one point, could it be the Blue Agave sap scent? but thankfully its only upon sniffing directly from the bottle and application, the scent will slowly be mild to nothing. Took me awhile to get used to it, but overall okay. 

THE TEXTURE is watery gel, and washes quite well as it didn't leave any reaction to my face. although it did felt a little warm if you leave it on too long sometime. has the fresh feel after wash! Surprises me also that it doesn't have a foamy lather! i'd like if it foams more though.


Apart from the two above, the last product as part of the Butterfly Project Birthday Box was their Anti-Pollution Detox Micellar Shampoo! Micellar itself is term quite popular recently with alot of makeup removers and facial wash using it as part of their new ranges. Guess what? This was my most favourite product of the lot and I really REALLY liked how the after feel feels like to my hair and also to my hands as i wash it off! squeaky clean feeling approves! My hair also feel less oily and clumpy but i have yet to finish the whole bottle to fully declare my peasenthood to this potential-hair-holy-grail. 

THE PACKAGING is more basic, but flat up and just nice for storage. Same leak-proof tight cap that needs quite a force to open it with a thumb. Plus points its a recyclable bottle. But as you pour, this one needs to be some what control and be careful as its not restricted like their concetrated shower gels. 

THE SCENT most probably carries the Moringa scent that has a fresh and clean scent but florally enough to relax you! Again, no prominent scent after my hair is dried. but no complaints as long as its oil-free hair, i am very the happy! 

THE TEXTURE is very watery, and i was quite surprise on my first try! it carries a gel-like texture but watery feel, so it was not thick, thats why to be careful as you use it. It lathers well and thank goodness still has the foaming feel that i prefer for my shampoo! decent amount of bubble/foam. but enough to make you feel your hair is really getting cleaned properly. and YES, i love he after feel when you rinse it off! CAUSE IT FEELS VERY CLEAN AND DETOXING. lol for both the hair and my hands.


AND YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT'S EVEN AMAZING FROM YOUR PURCHASE? 
Purchase their 'I Love My Planet' products - concentrated shower gels & Eco labelled shampoos! and


Keep a lookout for this logo on their packaging, and you'd be happy to know you are helping the planet planting trees for the better environment! Please support the cause via their Foundation page and check out their super contribution towards the planet being one of the top brands that is really making stands to save our environment with eco-friendly products! 

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GO VISIT THEIR SHOPEE & LOCAL PHYSICAL STORES NOW FOR THEIR PROMOTIONS! 

📍Mid Valley Megamall Lot F 062
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📍IOI City Mall G73A



until next magical day,
wan
Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Butterfly Project Malaysia 6th Birthday Party | #Butterflyturns6


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTTERFLY PROJECT MALAYSIA! 

Being part of the community, from the noobie caterpillar me, to- i guess - a growing butterfly me. The community has given me so much opportunity for my humble little blog, from a random daily diary to niche beauty/skincare. even as a person i met so much new people along the way.

when, they announced this year's birthday party.
THE HEART JUST SCREAMS YESSS!


as a east malaysian, its always sad to see so many great events happening on the west while our hearts screams we'd love to go - it usually comes with costs counting from flights to accommodations to living expenses. prior to the event, i was literally almost daily stalking AirAsia or any other airlines for the lowest rate to fly with Fay! it was then i decided i wanted to go and really meet the people whom i've been following and stalking pretty contents from.


Blessed that i manage to drag Fay along, and joined up with Myra for the party! really glad we took the plunge and went for our little staycation getaway. Get to reunite with my buttsie, Patricia at the party too. it was a nice experience for us to get along more closer and now the kk butterflies needs to grow bigger? don't you think so?
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In celebration for our lovely 6th birthday! the theme was Pastel Floral Garden! Imagine Flower crowns, Flower bouquets, Floral decor, Garden themed food & tea, Whimsical balloons and beautiful Butterflies dressed up in Pastel Floral outfits!   



The setting and setup was so lovely, the location has a good share of sunlight - perfect for photos!
Can you imagine an indoor mini garden itself at the event space? They have it in Vilej Damansara. The space itself was beautifully decorated with white and pink balloons at the seating area, and impressive giant balloons at the 'Selfie Garden'! Giant balloons has dried flowers inside them to cater to the party theme! Cheers to the amazing balloons decor by The Blossom Balloons!


And what's a floral party theme without the real deal flowers right? YES, WE BUTTERFLIES LOVE OUR FLOWERS VERY MUCH! Also on the decor, the space was filled with floral decor everywhere! roses, baby's breaths, some daisies, chrysanthemums and my favourite Gerbera! The gorgeous fresh flowers were sponsored by Avant Garde Blooms!

Thank you Eros for this full on concentration mode photo of me. 
Not only did they provided the floral decors for the overall look for the party, we also had a session where we made our own flower crowns! I had so much fun at this hands-on activity and was super excited to make my own crown. in fact! it was my favourite part of the party! although, please leave your wedding crowns to the professionals. haha it was not as easy as it looks! but everyone did a great job on their crowns! 
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As we are seated at our table, the welcome gifts was so thoughtful! I have always love personalized gifts and handmade stuffs because there's so much effort, sincerity and heart in it! Hand-written name on my Yves Rocher Limited Edition 60th Birthday box, Specially made floral balloon selfie props by The Blossom Balloons, hand-drawn macarons by Macarons by Madeleine, thoughtful necklace from Tammy at Butterfly Project itself - Officially a butterfly now ya? So much heart put into all these lovely gifts. It was truly an honor to be able to receive these.


Joanne Kam Poh Poh! was the opening act for the birthday celebration after we blow out our butterfly cupcakes by Jom Party. Seeing her posters the first time before anything else on social media prior to the party already makes me look forward to her show - quirky, relatable, and hamsap. really enjoyed her jokes! I'll coming for your full stand up comedy show the next time i get a chance! 


As we celebrate Butterfly Project's 6th Birthday, Yves Rocher is also celebrating their 60th year of committed beauty! with their #BOTANICALBEAUTY theme! That's 6 decade more for us to reach there! They are having an on-going promotion, so please stop-by their physical stores and show them my IG post to get your 50% off before 12th MAY 2019! There products packaging are so thoughtful to the current environment, really appreciate all the effort put into it to minimize plastic waste. 
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Not forgetting the final highlight for the party- FOOODD! Jom Party's foood spread! I shall let the photos speak for itself. It was so mesmerizing and the colour composition for the food spread was spot on! - artistic critic alert. but yes! not only does it looks good! it tastes good too! IF YOU ARE ORDERING FROM THEM, PLEASE INCLUDE THE TARTS! I love the tarts to bits! both chocolate and passion fruit/citrus version of it! Thank you for the amazing food Jom Party!


Served with super convenient tea drink station, T-Sticks team where there to introduce us handy to-go T-sticks. literally Tea - sticks. No Mess, No Drips, No Spoons. The infuser sticks were so interesting and convenient! they have 10 selection of teas too! we get to choose a flavour as part of the little gifts to bring home, and i choose the Fruity Forest Tea!

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To close to event, the Best Dress Goddess were announced!
Congratulations to the lovely Butterfly Goddess for the crown.


with an Honorary mention for Rawlins - I think he rocks every theme party he'll ever be.

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It was really nice to meet everyone in person, and to be in the same event hall with 100 bloggers/youtubers/content creators - butterflies to be more exact, who shares the same passion and interest really motivates and encourages me to blog and share more often. To the dedicated team, Mama-san Tammy, and the amazing team who have made all this possible, thank you so much for the hard work and dedication and passion you guys have put into this community!

photo credit to the awesome photographer team, at The Butterfly Project - Bo & Eros


Here's my 9 Grid for the event #Butterflyturns6, which you can check out on my instagram! as they all have multiple photos inside each posting go give some love to the amazing sponsors! . :) I'll be posting separate reviews for Yves Rocher gift sets and my T-Sticks Tea soon! so, stay tuned for the review breakdown.


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The Butterfly Project Malaysia is a community group that helps bloggers grow and learn!

The Butterfly Project
"The name was inspired by a local magazine - Female Magazine when they showcased a series of challenges for a group of women to undergo makeovers ranging from beauty to lifestyle called the Female Butterfly Project. Much like America's The Swan without the plastic surgery and dental work. Since then, Tammy has initiated her own group of women bloggers to inspire and challenge them to makeover themselves through blogging. The community's tagline "Beauty From Head To Toemeant becoming beautiful from the inside and out."


see you in the next birthday party?


until next magical day
Wan

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Althea Angel Welcome Box | Spread your Wings


I have always been a fan of Althea.kr since the beginning and they have always been my go-to place to shop for affordable korean skincare. Initially, i'm not really a hoarder - so it takes me awhile to finish my stash because the lazy bum me last year was not as religiously using her 'supposed' routine. I started to really make sure i do my AM & PM routine this year, and finally understood the wonders they do to your face! okay okay, its never too late. prevention is better than cure! 

so from there I started to really get into studying more on skincare ingredients and stuffs to cure my pigmentation, the blog is more lively now with more reviews and i am happy to be sharing them with you. Until today, 80% of my skincare are from Althea, its a small collection for now - but trust me, its growing quite fast because of my recent hoarding. 20% would be stuffs i get from physical stores. 

Growing slowly as a blogger, my confidences to do vlogs and selfies and makeups are not quite there yet. but what i really do enjoy and really motivates me alot when get compliments for my aesthetic product shoots! In April, when i received an email mentioning I have been chosen to be part of the Althea Angel Community. I was in for a big surprise but so overwhelmed and touch to be part of this. Imagine a fangirl getting noticed by their idol. yes. that exact feeling. 

People would think, its a privilege and how awesome it is to get first hand dibs on launches and all sorts. but I am more thankful, because its like a full on acknowledgement and appreciation for my content.  It's crazy, the happy feeling is really really motivating and I look forward to really contribute to Althea's amazing empowerment. I was really proud of this shoot and super dedicate it to the team at Althea Korea.


Thank you Althea, thank you for letting me spread my wings for you. 

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okay, i'll stop with gratitude, probably getting emotional but let's move on to see...
whats in my Welcome Gift Box! 


aside from the cutest pink box, it came with an exclusive Angel hand mirror, Angel makeup pouch, and a heartwarming encouraging Welcome card from Althea's Head of Creative Communication. Together in the box, is also their own...


i have heard so much of this collection during their launch, but haven't gotten to try it out until my current routine is emptied. But it came just in time for my switch! I can't wait to try it out! Will be doing a more detailed review on the products once i've tried them out but for now, here's some first impression on the set. 
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HIGHLIGHT! for a sucker who is packaging influenced. this set is sooo calming to see and touch the blurred matte jar and bottle and tube. simplicity at its best! the box is simple yet relevant too! I like the secret pink lines among the greys. winks* still keeping atleast a touch of pink. 

CONTOUR CLEANSER
rich cleanser that smells super refreshing and i like the texture of the lather. first try was a really good impression! and it cleans well too leaving a fresh feeling after-feel.


PRIMER WATER
this lovely bottle of joy, the moment i've opened and smelled this - i fell in love. prior to this, i get to try out this product from fayyy. during our Butterfly trip. yes. the smooth after-feel. NON-STICKY face just screams, best toner/primer water for me.


FIXER CREAM
carries a creamy texture which i was quite hesitant, but the smell and once applied. It really feels hydrating and to my surprise! NOT STICKY TOO! instant plus point for non-sticky creams because it just means that it absorbs really well to my skin. fingers crossed to fix my hydration up!


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Can't wait to try out these Bare Necessities and Essentials of Life. 
*Sings Bare Necessities - Jungle Book, Disney



until next magical day,
wan



Thursday, May 2, 2019

ALTHEA A'BLOOM COLLECTION LAUNCH | Althea.kr skincare


It’s here It’s here! 

A’Bloom is the recent brainchild for Altheas’s Exclusives. The brand carries a quirky, cute and fun concept with cute prints and packaging which differentiate them from their usual Althea Collection line. With the cute concept in place, the product itself is suited for almost everyday products with Juicy sheet masks, convenient Blackhead busters and the most adorable Meringue Makeup Sponge!

It’s an all new Beauty Playground! 
Just launched recently on the 23rd of April, I literally hoarded their 10+10 Sheet Mask deals! And got myself over 80 sheets of masks. So before I give a breakdown on the wonderful products. 

Here’s 5 Reasons why ALTHEA’s A’BLOOM is worth every penny sen you have: 

  1. Current Promotion! 10+10 Sheet Masks Buy 10 Free 10 at RM15. That’s like 20 sheet for RM15 = RM0.75/each
  2. Packs a punch with quality ingredients! – Sheet masks are Juicy with Ampoules. Yes, Ampoules. Again form RM2 a sheet. BEST DEAL OF ALL TIME!
  3. Convenient packaging for to go! The Blackhead Buster comes in a twisty tube, for you to rub on your blackhead prone areas like a glue stick! No Mess. No Stres! 
  4. Cutest packaging along with squishy Makeup sponges that has both nice tip for hard to reach areas and also a big cute base for efficient application. 
  5. Good reliable skincare that doesn’t burn any wallet. You can try all those within RM50 if you can manage to resist the RM15 10 sheet mask. 

Here’s the link if you’re tempted already. 

I had so much fun shooting for these cute products! There was so many concepts planned out in my brain that you can play around with just because they are already colourful and cute to begin with. For this, I worked with lovely Fay at ffmdigitalmemoirs.com for this light flatlay concept. 

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Starting off with their Juicy sheet masks! With 4 Variant, with super punny names for each one. I enjoyed the creativity and their packaging so much. 

  • Water-Me-Long already screams hydration all over it! Pun intended. The ampoules with Watermelon as one of the key ingredients, this will definitely cool down dry skins and give them the extra plump. 
  • Sparkle-Me-Bright will be useful to get your radiant back from your dull skin, the vitamin C boost from the Lemon and Lime will not only refreshes the skin, anti-oxidants from the Green Tea will also help fight off darkspots! 
  • Avo-Cuddle-Me hugging your skin tightly with Avocado and Hibiscus extract. To help you smoothen your heart out along with anti-aging hints and fine lines. Everyone loves cuddles and hugs not matter what age, keeping the youth at heart. 
  • Ac-Me-Peach is probably the mask I look forward to trying out even though my skin is not as acne prone as it could be. But solely because it has peach extract and I loveee peachy scents or anything peach flavoured. This was like YASSS! BUY BUY BUY! It’s good with minimizing pores so I can make use of it although not in the acne side of the function. But it’s a great gift sent down for my boyfriend.

And.. because I have mentioned the hoarding happened. I will be doing a full detailed review on the masks after a week’s worth of usage and come back with my thoughts and results on the face. Stay tuned for more information on this set of lovely products! 

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The Blackhead Buster was among interesting finds for the collection and I am looking forward to try this out myself! The product is roughly larger than our usual lipstick size and it slides up and down nicely which I personally think it is perfectly convenient! As you only apply to concerned areas like nose and chin, sometimes forehead of the T-zones, the charcoal will do its magic removing excess sebum. 

Again look forward to trying this out myself, and I have already purchase for my boyfriend to tryout this experiment too! So we shall see if it will be able to handle the gentlemen’s skin who is not a regular skincare expert. 

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Lastly, the cutest of them all for the launch, was the Meringue Puffs! Comes in with 1 Giant BALL OF FLOOFF or 3 Baby FLOOOFKINS. This squishy makeup sponge is so addictive to touch and squish. With added pinky colours and the cake topping packaging. This adorable looks like real edible meringue on first glance! It also grows bigger if you dampen it for a more smooth application!

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credits to https://my.althea.kr/ A'Bloom Launch Page

Go visit Althea’s A’BLOOM Collection yourself and get yourself some superr affordable skincare!
There is an on-going launch contest to win yourself a set of this cuties! go check out their Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea/ for more details and if you are on Instastories! you can check out their super cute GIFS Stickers too! And if you are new ; Here’s 20% to get you your first purchase even cheaper!



Until next magical day,
wan