Friday, April 29, 2016

Rohto Eye Drops - Cool

Name: Rohto® Cool
Price: RM 16.90 for 13 ml
Made in: Vietnam

I can sleep for hours on end and still end up with red rimmed eyes. My only cure? Cooling eye drops, namely the ones by Rohto®! I always despaired because I had to stock up when I am overseas or rely on the kindness of family and friends but now, I can buy it from any leading pharmacy or hypermarket nationwide.

The intensity level of 5 is nothing if you are a Rohto® veteran. I can go right up to level 8 and not feel a thing, so, I am probably not the person to listen to here, haha!

Rohto® says that Cool is a multi-functional eye drop, it retains moisture and is effective against fatigue and environmental irritants. There is a whole bunch of other information on the website including the production process, so if you are interested, is the place to go.

The full ingredient list for Rohto® Cool:
Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride Hydrate, Sodium Chloride Hypromellose, Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyoxyethylene Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyoxyethylene Polyoxypropylene Glycol, Disodium Edetate Hydrate, I-Menthol, Polyhexamethylene Biguanide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified Water.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Maybelline Tells Malaysian Girls To 'Make It Happen'

Malaysia's No. 1 makeup brand launched a brand new tagline on April 5th - Make It Happen - created to spur young women on in their journey of pursuing their dreams without doubts and fear, and instead with confidence, positivity and creativity that comes with the use of makeup.

"What Maybelline does is to offer the transformative power of make-up to help young women make things happen. When she looks into the mirror to put on her make-up, a girl is not just accentuating her features, but also boosting her confidence, expressing her creativity, solving problems, showing her beauty and looking at herself, and the world, in a more positive light," Pink Fong, Marketing Manager of Maybelline New York Malaysia summarised.

Maybelline New York also highlighted a group of women who embodies the spirit of Make It Happen in the pursuit of their life dreams. They included Malaysian 'IT' girls from diverse background and interest who share a common passion in pursuing their own life goals as well as finalists of Asia's Next Top Model 4 reality show, which Maybelline New York is the proud official makeup sponsor.

According to Fong, these girls represent Malaysian women as they are today and their stories will serve as inspiration to other Malaysian women to go forth fearlessly to follow their dreams. These 'IT' Girls consist of Malaysia's only contestant at Asia's Next Top Model 2016, Nuraini Mohd Noor or more affectionately known as 'Tuti'; artepreneur and jewellery designer Harmini Asokumar; actress Nur Elisya Mohd Faisal; Youtube singer Johanis Mohd Sani; beauty and lifestyle vlogger Wong Jie Xhia; and freelance model Noorzamrina Hj Zamrin.

Strutting with them were Angie Tan and Adillah, Singapore's and Indonesia's finalists of Asia Next Top Model 4. Find out more about the power of transformation through Maybelline makeup in the 'IT' Girls look book, now available on and hashtag the look that you like or carry #MaybellineITGirls.

With the wide availability of Maybelline products in all major stores and pharmacies, the brand's Make It Happen message will reach Malaysian girls from all walks of life, inspiring them to make their mark in the world and conquer all odds.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Kicho Sheep Oil Cream

Hello, hello, hello! At last, a review from me because I simply could not wait to share about this baa baa beauty treat. Y'know, the making of this post has been fraught with difficulties - I accidentally wiped away my first set of photos - and it certainly taught me not to be so gung ho with the 'Empty Recycle Bin' option, haha!

Name: Kicho 키초 Sheep Oil Cream 양유크림
Price: ₩ 58,000 for 65 ml
Made in: Korea

Formulated with Lanolin from Germany and a blend of eight berries (Raspberry, Strawberry, Acai Palm, Goji Berry, Sea Buckthorn, Blackberry, Blueberry and Cranberry), Sheep Oil Cream works to regenerate, retain and prevent premature skin ageing.

The rich, balmy cream feels almost like the horse oil cream that I have been using. But this is where the resemblance ends. It has a higher absorbance rate (no matter how much is used!), making it less burdensome (a word that is widely used in the K-Beauty world!) on the skin.

Due to the presence of silicones, I would recommend using it in the morning so it can act as a primer of sorts. The silicones help the cream to glide easily, while the oils nourishes - so there is no tacky feel at all - leaving skin velvety soft. While my skin looks plumper and dewier, I didn't exactly notice a difference to the depth of my wrinkles? But I am only three weeks in, and I have three-quarters of the jar to go before I can form a conclusion!

One of the best things about this cream (aside from the gorgeous packaging) is the scent! The lightly scented lemony cream is a treat to the senses and nothing about it is funky or like a dish washing liquid. I have used lanolin based products in the past and they all emanated a weird odour.

Kicho's Sheep Oil Cream is sold offline at Whole Foods Market in Time Warner Center New York; SaSa outlets in Singapore; Lotte Department Store (Gangnam Branch) Seoul; and online at for US$ 58.

The full ingredient list for Sheep Oil Cream:
Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-7 Dimethicone, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG-100 Stearate, CI 19140, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Ceramide 3, Dipeptide-Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Totarol, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, CI 15985, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Vulgaris Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolla (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil.

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Go For Dettol Gold!

Malaysian mums can now give her family 100% better protection against germs! Considered the gold standard in germ protection, Dettol has further strengthened its line of innovative products with the addition of Dettol Gold.

Formulated to deliver 100% better protection versus other antibacterial body wash, this new range of body cleansing products cleanses without stripping away skin's natural moisture. It comprises body wash, bar soap and liquid hand wash in two exciting variants - Classic Clean and Daily Clean.

Dettol Gold Body Wash
◆ RM 8.45 for 250 ml
◆ RM 15.45 for 500 ml
◆ RM 23.95 for 950 ml
◆ RM 18.95 for 900 ml refill pack

Dettol Gold Bar Soap
◆ RM 6.95 for 65 g ×3
◆ RM 10.45 for 105 g ×3

Dettol Gold Liquid Hand Wash
◆ RM 7.45 for 200 ml

Speaking at Dettol Gold media launch, Mr. Matias Caride, Marketing Director of RB Malaysia and Singapore, said, "Germs nowadays are constantly evolving, and over time, they become more resistant towards anti-bacterial products. When that happens, it's easier to get sick, especially for children because their immune systems are not as developed as that of adults'. That's why it is extremely important for us to stay innovative by rolling out products with the latest anti-bacterial science and improved germ-kill efficacy to ensure our consumers, who already have so much trust in us, stay even better-protected than before."

Just like every modern mum, celebrity Scha Alyahya understands the importance of keeping her family happy and healthy. The actress, entrepreneur and mother to 2-year-old Lara Alana juggles many roles in a day, "Spending a lot of time in public spaces puts me in contact with germs and bacteria. With Dettol Gold, my husband, Awal, and I can embrace Lara and give her our undivided attention when we get home. Plus, I really love the Lemongrass Oil fragrance, which makes me feel like I'm at a spa!"

The gold standard in protection just got better-looking and feeling. Try Dettol Gold today to feel the difference for yourself!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Laneige Waterful Sharing Campaign 2016

Laneige Malaysia has once again launched its annual Waterful Sharing Campaign and this year, the brand collaborates with Global Peace Foundation (GPF), an international non-profit organisation in offering water relief to 500 Orang Asli residents living in the remote areas of Kampung Binjai, Pahang and Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Perak.

Currently, both the villages do not have access to clean treated water and have been consuming untreated surface water from river or ponds for drinking, cooking and washing. According to Dr Teh Su Thye, CEO of GPF, "Daily water supply comes only from a pond or river nearby and sometimes villagers complain of dirty water especially during the monsoon season. While skin rashes are among the common symptoms being reported thus far, drinking contaminated water in the long run is more likely to cause serious health issues such as water-borne diseases, and in some cases death."

From left: Foong Winnie, Brand GM of Laneige Malaysia; Margaret Chin, GM of Amorepacific Malaysia; Y.Bhg Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail, Chairman of GPF Malaysia; Dr Teh Su Thye, CEO of GPF Malaysia

Through this campaign, Laneige targets to raise RM 80,000 through the sale of its Water Bank Limited Edition Water Bottle, which will be sold for RM 10 with every purchase of any Water Bank products; or RM 40 without the purchase of the Water Bank products. All proceeds from the sale will be channeled towards the Laneige Waterful Sharing Campaign 2016 Fund to facilitate the installation of two water filtration systems - one for each village.

Designed and developed by a local company, RIVIVA, the water filtration system effectively generates up to 16,000 litres of clean water a day for the villagers. It is a non-electric system that includes a unique siphon backwash feature and contains microfiltration as well as ultrafiltration membranes effective in the removal of impurities without the use of chemicals. This simple and reliable solution can be easily maintained without skilled manpower.

The Waterful Sharing Campaign 2016 will be held over a duration of 3 months - May 1st to July 31st. To support this campaign, you can head to Laneige's Beauty Road at Mid Valley Megamall's Centre Court from May 2nd to 8th or any of Laneige's beauty counters and boutiques nationwide to purchase any one of the three Water Bank Limited Edition Water Bottles.

More information on Laneige Malaysia's Waterful Sharing Campaign is available on

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SK-II #AuraGoals Party

A long-term SK-II study discovered that women in their 20s dramatically lose more radiance in their skin than any other age group. In your 20s, damage from UV exposure causes hidden spots and clouds to develop, making skin appear darker and less radiant. To empower women in their 20s to tackle spots and clouds before they surface, SK-II launched its innovative new GenOptics whitening skincare series at the Concourse Level Centre Court, Suria KLCC, on March 29th.

The premium skincare brand conducted a live demonstration to show the effectiveness of GenOptics Aura Essence in protecting against UV damage and also invited make-up artist, Noriana The Face Designer, for an 'unveil your inner aura' workshop. The guests were further entertained by SK-II Malaysia Brand Ambassador and international singer-songwriter, Yuna, who was flown in all the way from Los Angeles!

Protect your skin from future spots caused by UV exposure with SK-II's GenOptics Aura Essence and GenOptics Spot Essence:

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence
◆ RM 555 for 30 ml
◆ RM 790 for 50 ml

SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence
◆ RM 470 for 30 ml
◆ RM 685 for 50 ml
◆ RM 920 for 75 ml