Mentholatum BOTANICS - Face Wash & Mask with Natural Herbal Essence

5:30 PM


Last month, I got a special invitation, as a blogger with The Butterfly Project, to attend an exclusive demo with Mentholatum's new facial care series at 1 Utama.

Mentholatum BOTANICS
-infused with quality natural herbal essences
-4 range of products: Tube face wash, Foaming wash, Pump wash & Sheet masks

Face Wash tube - 4 variants: Hydra Whitening, Pore Refining, Deep Cleansing and Hydrating

Mix of Pump wash & Foaming wash

Pump Wash - 2 variants: Deep Clean and Moisturising & Brightening

Foaming Wash - 2 variants: Oil & Blemish Control and Whitening

Sheet mask - 5 variants: Aloe Vera Hydrating Facial Mask, Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant Facial Mask, Rosemary Pore Refining Facial Mask, Rosehip Oil Brightening Facial Mask and Lavender for Soothing Facial Mask

During the demo, we were also treated to our own creation of herbal drink.
Jars of herbal flowers and herbs, waiting for us to mix and match!

After mixing my herbal drink (Violet + Lavender, super calming and aromatic!), we listened as one of the Mentholatum staff gave us a briefing of the new series.

Then we were free to roam the booths.
The venue was decked with natural-themed decorations, truly fitting the Botanics range.

The products with their natural ingredients

Love this one!

After the event, each blogger was given a goodie bag to bring home.

All the 4 range of products; Tube face wash, Foaming wash, Pump wash & Sheet mask.

Love my goodies, especially the Pump wash (Deep Clean).

The Mentholatum's new face wash and face masks, BOTANICS are now available in Guardians nationwide! 

Price List:
  1. Face Wash, 100g (RM14.90)
  2. Pump Wash, 150ml (RM21.90)
  3. Foam Wash, 160ml (RM25.90)
  4. Sheet Mask, 22ml/pouch (RM6.90)

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KOSÉ SEKKISEI’s Special Edition Trial Kit

9:00 AM


I received KOSÉ SEKKISEI’s Special Edition Trial Kit to try out as part of a collaboration with The Butterfly Project Malaysia + KOSÉ.

In this trial kit, packed into an exclusive Setsuko pouch (kimono style or city chic style), 5 star products are included: SEKKISEI White Liquid Wash (20ml), SEKKISEI Lotion (100ml), SEKKISEI Emulsion (70ml), SEKKISEI Clear Whitening Mask (10g) and Bihadagoyomi mask (3pcs).
I got the City Chic Style!

‘Specially-designed for skin translucency, SEKKISEI products harness the power of Oriental Herb extracts, which are carefully-selected from about 100 different plants, creating a harmonious and skin-loving formula that gives women brighter, even-toned and moisturised skin.’

'A trio of oriental plant extracts: Coix Seed, Melothria (White Lotus) and Angelica work diligently to keep your skin in perfect condition, protected from the harsh environment.'

SEKKISEI White Liquid Wash (140ml/RM131.40)
Cleanse skin without stripping away moisture with this delicate cleanser. Taurine-based cleansing agents leave skin clean and hydrated; while Rubus Suavissmus Extract enhance skin dullness and soothes UV damage. Skin is restored to its optimal condition, ready for the next skincare step.

SEKKISEI Lotion (200ml/RM180.20, 360ml/RM275.60)
This SEKKISEI bestseller contains ingredients carefully-selected out of 100 types of oriental plants. Used as a toner or a mask, the fine-textured hydrating lotion balances out skin’s moisture levels, prevents dullness, soothes redness and more. KOSÉ’s tip: For instant hydration, place a bihadagoyomi mask into the cap and pour SEKKISEI Lotion until the mask tablet puffs up. Place on face for 10 minutes and notice instantly hydrated skin!

SEKKISEI Emulsion (140ml/RM191.80)
This quick-absorbing moisturiser works deep into skin, preventing freckles, dark spots and dryness. Ingredients like Inula Britanica Flower, Chinese Pearl Barley, Paeonia Albiflora Root, Melothria Heterophylla and Angelica reveal a more translucent complexion.  Apply 1 to 2 pumps on a cotton pad and sweep over skin.

SEKKISEI Clear Whitening Mask (80g/RM94.30)
A gentle peel-off mask that removes dullness and dead skin cells, brightens and hydrates at the same time! Chinese Quince extract inhibits sebum production, while a blend of oriental plant extracts deliver supreme whitening benefits. Nano-sized black powder allows the mask to spread easily.

SEKKISEI Sun Protect Essence Gel SPF50+/PA++++ (80g/RM98) and Milk SPF50+/PA++++ (60g/RM105)
With Japan’s highest protection level of SPF50+/PA++++, you can now enjoy ultra-mild sun protection in the form of a gel or a milk. The improved formula contains double the amount of Coix Seed extract, and is enriched with dullness-combatting ingredients like Peony Root Bark and oriental minerals.

The SEKKISEI special edition trial kit is perfect for first-time users who want to feel and see the SEKKISEI difference for themselves!

To recap, this SEKKISEI trial kit is priced at RM99 (GST included), and includes the following:
·         SEKKISEI White Liquid Wash 20ml
·         SEKKISEI Lotion 100ml
·         SEKKISEI Emulsion 70ml
·         SEKKISEI Clear Whitening Mask 10g
·         Bihadagoyomi mask 3pcs
·         Exclusive Setsuko pouch (kimono style or city chic style)

My Experience

I got to test out the trial kit for almost 3 weeks now. One thing that I absolutely love about the products is the smell. Call me weird or what but I just love the smell. To me, it has similar smell to baby smell. Lol. T-chan said talcum powder. *shifts eye

Love the face wash, thank you for the pump especially! I prefer pumps than tubes, easier to pump than squeeze, all the more on lazy days when I can’t be bothered to wash my face because damn lazy to play squeeze war with the tube. Oh, I do still wash my face clean, top priority when I wear heavier makeup than normal days. If not, well, please let me sleep! Lol.

It comes out in a white liquid and has that baby smell to it. One pump is adequate for the whole face.

Ah another thing to mention about the face wash. After wash, my face feels soft and smooth. Clean, yes. But mostly, other facial wash will make my skin feel squeaky clean, like you just wash those plates type of feeling. Sometimes, that was okay but would rather not, since that stripes off the natural oils on my face as well. Good to know that this face wash didn’t leave that after effect! Instead, smooth, soft AND clean face. Yay!

The lotion is in an almost translucent liquid and absorbs quickly into the skin. I love doing it with the Bihadagoyomi mask as a quick hydration pickup. Lol. Makes my face feel super soft.

Bihadagoyomi mask with Lotion

The emulsion is also an almost translucent liquid, with a hint of white. It’s absorbed quickly and no sticky feeling left behind on my face.

Okay, so far, I have done the Basic Care (Wash, Lotion and Emulsion). 

Special Care includes the Bihadagoyomi mask and Clear Whitening Mask. The former uses the lotion while the latter is a peel-off mask.

Ahem, my first peel-off mask, by the way. It was a fun first time experience doing it. Lol.

Apply and spread it all over the face, avoid your eyes, eyebrows, lip area and hairline (as much as possible, I have a fair amount of baby hair so yea, unlucky there but no worries, no permanent damage was done :P).

Then came the peeling!

Not sure why but it was such a satisfying feeling to peel the mask off. And I had a weird reference to dried seaweed while doing it. *no, I did not go and grab a pack of dried seaweed after that. Lol

My face feels so much more babyish-smooth and soft now *proceeds to press cheeks and smirk smugly.

Go try for yourself, like, right now! Okay, kidding. Nope, hit the stores whenever you’re free and get the trial kit, pick your Kimono style or City Chic style, then enjoy your steps to baby smooth skin!
Psst! After using the products, reused the pouch to store your cosmetics. *wink

SEKKISEI fans can also get their hands on one-of-a-kind SEKKISEI Sakura editions of their favourite products: SEKKISEI Lotion Sakura Design (500ml/RM331.70) and SEKKISEI Kit Sakura Design (Lotion 140ml, Emulsion 70ml, Lotion Mask 1pc/RM150).

For more information about SEKKISEI and its new special edition trial kit, follow KOSÉ Malaysia on Facebook or visit the KOSÉMalaysia website.

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25th Birthday Giveaway

7:00 PM


I have been planning to do a Giveaway in February as it is my birth month. Surreal that I'm 25 now, just a few days ago. Had an intimate, eventful celebration with T-Chan; I requested for us only, no extras. Lol.

Anyway, how fast can you scroll down? Just to get a sneak peak of the products for my giveaway?

Yes, there will be more than one product this time! (Read previous Giveaway here)

3 products

I actually bought extra of what I wanted, to share out the products that I have been eyeing on. Lol.

I haven't review any of them yet, drafting and plan to post by March. So you may get to try them out for yourself if you're the 2 lucky winners.

Yes, I will use Rafflecopter to select TWO lucky winners.

Giveaway starts 5 February 2016, 12AM until 29 February 2016, 12AM.
Only for Malaysians residing in Malaysia, will be posted out in March.
My Instagram here.
Post to be shared on Instagram here.
Fill in the Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What the 2 winners will be getting?

1. Royal Gold 24K Radiant Foundation in shade 21
(Bought from Althea)

It looks damn luxurious. *surrender to pretty packaging

More info about product here

2. The Original Makeup Eraser
(Bought at Sephora outlet)

We only have the Pink here, hopefully they bring in the other colours!

More info about product here

3. NUDESTIX Lip+Cheek Pencil in Soul & Flesh
(Bought at Sephora outlet)

I don't have anything nude, by my standards... Justified purchase? Yeap. Lol

More info about product here

2 Winners will get a set each of these 3 products!

You know what to do! Follow all the options in Rafflecopter, get additional points each day for sharing out my Giveaway, on Instagram or Facebook and May the lucky star shine on you.

Thanks for reading and thanks for joining.

All the best!


The Pop Box - January

12:30 PM


My first box from The Pop Box last month.

The Pop Box (Instagram link) is a subscribed box filled with 5 beauty-related products. Usually they reveal hints about the box and opens subscription around the start of the month. Subscription link will be provided in their Instagram bio. Details of payment will be emailed to you. Last subscription date, with payment is always on the 15th of that month, subject to their discretion. Box should arrive by 10th next month.

This January Box was late due to supplier issue but anyway, I received it around the 17th Jan. Still acceptable that part.

The products make it worth the wait actually.

In the Box:

1.Eyeshadow- Morphe Cream Eyeshadow & Single Pan Eyeshadow


2.Nail Polish-BK Black Peelable Nail Polish

3.Falsies-KARA Falsies in Wispies

My first falsies! Lol

4.Eye liner-ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Best O

5.Lipstick-BH Cosmetics Crème Luxe Lipstick in Moody Merlot

My first dark lipstick!


At the time of posting, they have already closed their Feb subscription. I can’t wait for that one, as they are including a dupe of Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit!

Subscription for March is open and it’s ‘All About That Glow’.

Follow this link for The Pop Box Instagram!

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