Sunday, November 23, 2014

Etude House Pink Wish Tree Kissful Lip Care Box

Find the magic of Christmas in Etude House's Pink Wish Tree collection! Pink Wish Tree supports 'Save The Children' which funds the 'School Me' campaign to provide educational opportunities for girls in four African countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire and Uganda. ₩ 100 will be donated to this great cause for every product purchased. Visit to find out more!

A goodly number of items are bundled up in this special collector's edition packaging including the Kissful Lip Care Box.


Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 Pink Wish Tree Kissful Lip Care Box 핑크 위시 트리 키스풀 립케어 3종세트
Price: US$ 12 for 1 box (3.5 g ×3)
Made in: Korea

The Kissful Lip Care Box consists of three lipbalms. What's more, they have scents that corresponds to their names!

01 Peach 피치 is a light peach.

02 Strawberry 스트로베리 is a baby pink.

03 Cherry 체리 is a fuschia pink.

Peach and Strawberry imparts the slightest hint of colour. Even Cherry barely shows up - well I am not the most partial of judges considering I own a pair of pigmented lips. In spite of that, the addition of SPF will be most appreciated seeing that most people will want wear them in the AM to avoid staining pillowcases and bedsheets. Just in case, y'know?

Peach - Strawberry - Cherry

This is for a good cause, so there is no excuse for you to not amass some beauty treats. I for one would be more than happy to see it in my Christmas stocking. What are you waiting for? Shop away!


Disclosure: Pink Bird samples.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yuan Soap Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Lotion & Gel

From my little spiel on the brand a year ago (how time flies!) you know that Yuan Soap 阿原肥皂 backs their products with the best of what technology has to offer. I am reminded how effective it is once again when I took on these new arrivals: Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Lotion and Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Gel. My cleansing routine is all laid out for me: I use the lotion first, then the gel.

Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Lotion 月桃卸妝乳 (RM 149/150 ml) feels like a body lotion. For something with this texture to do a good job of removing makeup – I knew I was onto something special. I need a separate eye makeup remover when I am wearing lots of liner and mascara though. One of the brilliant things about this cleanser is the inclusion of Vibrio Exopolysaccharide Extract (a type of algae) to stimulate collagen synthesis.

The full ingredient list for Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Lotion:
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycendes, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Alpinia Speciosa Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Vibrio Exopolysaccharide Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Steareth-21, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

Other than Alpinia Speciosa, Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Gel 月桃潔面露 (RM 139/150 ml) is enriched with White Fungus for hydration purposes along with an extract from the Ayurvedic plant Gotu Kola to stimulate collagen production and promote wound healing. It is adept at breaking down impurities while leaving the skin moisturised and with its natural defences intact. I can't even begin to articulate how beautifully it works in spite of the gentle formulation. Thumbs up! Toes up too if that is possible!!

The full ingredient list for Alpinia Speciosa Facial Cleansing Gel:
Water, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Alpinia Speciosa Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydrolyzed Royal Jelly Protein, Glycerin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Xanthan Gum, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Isoceteth-20.

Head on over to for more information!

Disclosure: Press samples.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Oxy Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch

Name: Oxy Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch
Price: RM 13.90
Made in: Taiwan

The all new Oxy Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch comes with a double action formula proven by SGS (the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company) to effectively inhibit acne and also absorb oil.

It promises to
◆ Blend right in thanks to the ultra-thin 0.03 cm translucent design
◆ Remain in place so that internal (itchy fingers) as well as external (the environment) pollutants are kept away

A pack goes for RM 13.90 at leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets nationwide. In it are 26 patches (made up of 0.8 cm, 1.0 cm and 1.2 cm sizes) and 2 tweezers.

The full ingredient list for Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch:
Cellulose Gum, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Chlorhexidine Diacetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

[News] Oral-B Plaque Off Smile On

54% Malaysians do not understand what plaque is and they do not know the implications of plaque but Malaysians do associate oral health problems with confidence. 78% of Malaysians agreed that they will feel less confident with tooth decay, while 77% agreed that they will feel less confident if they had bad breath*.

It is with this in mind that Oral-B, the oral care experts with more than 50 years of experience, launched the Oral-B "Plaque Off. Smile On" campaign to create awareness on what plaque is, its implications and how to achieve bright, beautiful and confident smiles.

The launch, hosted by P&G Malaysia and supported by Guardian Malaysia is in collaboration with the Malaysian Dental Association (MDA). Dr Teh Tat Beng, President of MDA and Dr Chow Kai Foo, Oral Surgeon and Oral Implantologist were present at the event to talk about oral care, plaque and its causes and the best plaque removal solution.

Dr Teh Tat Beng said that the "Plaque Off. Smile On" campaign by Oral-B to educate consumers on plaque is timely as plaque is one of main causes of a number of oral health problems such as bad breath, tooth decay, sensitive teeth and gum inflammation.

Dr Chow Kai Foo was on hand to talk about why choosing the right toothbrush is important to ensure efficient plaque removal especially in hard to reach areas of the teeth, on a daily basis.

Oral-B and choosing the right toothbrush
Oral-B Pro-Health range of Criss Cross bristles attack plaque from the perfect angle – an optimal 16 degrees - cleaning better than straight bristles.

Free dental screenings
In conjunction with campaign, Oral-B in collaboration with MDA will provide free dental screening at selected 50 dental clinics nationwide, including Sabah and Sarawak, commencing end November 2014. For more information on the free dental screening, please visit

*Procter & Gamble claim based on Project Senyum–Brush More, Smile More, Malaysia conducted by The Nielsen Co. January 18th - February 7th, 2012 on 300 Malaysians aged 16 – 55 years old.

Disclosure: Press release.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Etude House My Castle Hand Creams Review: Sweet Cookie, Pink Wish, Forever Rose, Ice Frozen

I went gaga over the I Can Fly collection in 2012 and bought 'em all (a complete collection is a must!) and this year, Etude House decided that they shall reward my devotion with the entirety of the My Castle series. Waah!!


Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 My Castle Hand Cream 마이캐슬 핸드크림
Price: US$ 24 for 1 set (30 ml ×4)
Made in: Korea

These hand creams are enriched with Shea Butter, White Mallow Extract, Lavender Extract, Chamomile Extract, Centella Extract, Lemon Verbena Extract and Aloe Extract. They take 10 minutes or so to completely sink in, leaving my hands (as well as elbows and knobbly knees) really, really soft. I can't wish for more, can I?

From left:
Sweet Cookie 스윗 쿠키: Butterscotch candy
Pink Wish 핑크 위시: Fruity floral
Forever Rose 포에버 로즈: Rose
Ice Frozen 아이스 프로즌: Icy popsicle

They ALL smell amazing which a step up from the I Can Fly days, where I only enjoyed two out of four scents. Nonetheless, Sweet Cookie would be my choice if I had to pick a favourite. Why? I am all for my hands smelling like confectionery - makes it so easy for me to fantasize that I am stuffing my face with sugary treats when I catch a whiff of the delectable aroma.

Clockwise from bottom left: Sweet Cookie, Pink Wish, Forever Rose, Ice Frozen

The jars are worthy of being displayed on my desk (for everyone who passes by to salivate over) plus they cost a reasonable US$ 6 each. Collectors may prefer the set of four where the creams will be housed in a cardboard toolbox. You can check out both options at

Disclosure: Pink Bird samples.