Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunplay Sport UV: Body Mist & Lotion

It may be raining non stop, and therefore cooler in my neck of the woods (24℃, yo!) but that doesn't mean that I can neglect sun protection!

Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist SPF120 PA++++ (RM 58.90 for 165 ml) says body on the can, but directions covers facial usage, so I am guessing that it is safe to use it errwhere. My misgivings on aerosol type sunscreens are well documented, and I shall link it here to save you the trouble to look for that particular post. Otherwise, I have no other complaints and only compliments. I know, rare for me, haha! The barely there scent, the light as air (almost) texture and the easy breezy application makes this sunscreen a delight to wear.

Shake 4-5 times before use. Hold can 6-8 inches away from skin and spray onto body evenly. Do not spray directly onto face. Spray onto palm and apply evenly on face. For desired result, re-apply as needed or after towel dry, vigorous outdoor activity. Do not stay too long under the sun even while using a sunscreen product.

Sunplay Sport UV Lotion SPF120 PA++++ (RM 43.50 for 35 g) feels like nothing once it dries down. And that is where the good things end. It leaves a crazy white cast that won't look out of place if you are on the fairer side but on me, it just calls attention to the fact that my neck and face are two shades apart. Besides that, my nose gets super clogged whenever I apply this. Methinks comedogenic ingredients are lurking... anyone care to shed some light and share their experience with this sunscreen?

The full ingredient list for Sunplay Sport UV Body Mist SPF120 PA++++:
Water, Octocrylene, Homosalate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer (and) Cyclopentasiloxane, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Caprylyl Methicone, Polysilicone-15, Butylene Glycol, Punica Granatum Flower Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Bisabolol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Ectoin, Sodium Hyaluronate.

The full ingredient list for Sunplay Sport UV Lotion SPF120 PA++++:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide/Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Alcohol/Water, Triethylhexanoin, Titanium Dioxide/Silica/Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane/Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polysilicone-15, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice/Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride/Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Ectoin, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bracelet Of Charming Delights With Guardian Malaysia

This year, show off your dreams and aspirations upon your wrist with Guardian Malaysia's new Dreams & Aspirations collection. Using crystals from Swarovski, these sparkly charms are sure to shine as bright as your dreams.

From the feline outlines and light siam crystal of the Carefree charm to the darling peridot crystal of the Family charm, Guardian Malaysia's charm designs are meant to evoke a playful yet elegant tone. The 10 charm designs are Carefree, Trendy, Fashionista, Style, Health, Home, Adventure, Presents, Family and Friendship.

For just RM 12.90, customers can start their collection with a bracelet that comes with one Lucky charm. The Dreams & Aspirations collection pack is under the Purchase With Purchase promotion. With every purchase of RM 30, customers are entitled to purchase one pack which consists of two charms at just RM 19.90, and charms may vary in a pack.

There will be Special Edition charms every month. For January, the Prosperity charm rings in the Lunar New Year. In February, the True Love charm will be released in time for Valentine's Day while the elegant Grace charm will be sold in March to commemorate International Women's Day. Each Special Edition charm costs RM 11.90 but supplies are limited, so don't miss out!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mamonde True Color Lip Stick #19 For You

I went a bit batty filling my cart with products from Amore Pacific recently and this post will focus on the most exciting purchase (the others are mostly repurchases, haha), the Mamonde True Color Lip Stick.

Name: Mamonde 마몽드 True Color Lip Stick 트루컬러 립스틱 #19 For You 포 유
Price: ₩ 15,000 for 3.5 g
Made in: Korea

This unique matte formula has been developed with a Silk Gel Complex to ensure smooth and vivid application as well as Camellia Oil Complex and Organic Oil Complex (a combination of oils from rosehip, orange and lavender) to provide long-lasting moisture to the lips.

The results? A lipstick that is epically comfortable to wear, gives the tiniest bit of shine (pretty impressive for a matte lipstick) and is amply endowed in the pigment department. There is no need to worry about accentuating flakes or settling into lines. It is probably one of the most wearable matte lipsticks around!

I picked #19 For You, which is one of the three shades worn by Park Shin-hye to promote this lipstick range. Seriously, this lady can sell ice to an Eskimo! I have never been attracted to anything earthy red, so it actually flattering my complexion was mind-blowing.

You should be able to find a colour that you want to live in from the 15 shades brought in at Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall and Aeon Bukit Indah for RM 69. My love affair with Mamonde continues...

The full ingredient list for True Color Lip Stick #19 For You:
옥틸도데칸올, 폴리메칠실세스퀴옥산, 옥틸도데실네오펜타노에이트, 디카프릴릴카보네이트, 디메치콘, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 마이카, 합성왁스, 적색산화철, 실리카, 디메치콘/비닐디메치콘크로스폴리머, 펜타에리스리틸테트라이소스테아레이트, 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 폴리에칠렌, 칸데릴라왁스, 폴리하이드록시스테아릭애씨드, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 디이소스테아릴말레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 적색202호, 향료, 청색1호, 메치콘, 카나우바왁스, 동백오일, 카프릴릭/카프릭트리글리세라이드, 로즈힙꽃오일, 오렌지오일, 라벤더오일, 동백꽃추출물, 동백나무잎추출물.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion

Can't live without face mists? Then the Kiwamizu Lotion is for you!

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Kiwamizu Lotion 極水ミネラルアミノ化粧水
Price: RM 19.90 for 180 ml
@cosme rating: 4.2
Release date: 27.8.2014
Made in: Japan

Featuring 6 minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Potassium and Sodium) and 2 amino acids (Arginine and Trimethylglycine), this mist refreshes and rebalances the skin while it moisturises from the inside.

The alcohol content facilitates penetration and keeps it from forming a sticky layer on the skin. Perfect for before and after makeup, this mist is also ideal for moisture top-ups throughout the day; it is my solution to beat the heat and to combat drowsiness!

The Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion retails for RM 19.90 (180 ml) and RM 45.90 (400 ml) at Watsons stores nationwide for a limited period. Stash a bottle in your bag, desk drawer and bathroom!

The full ingredient list for Kiwamizu Lotion:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Disodium Succinate, Methylparaben, Sodium Chlonde, Succinic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Potassium Chloride, Betaine, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

Disclosure: Press sample.