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I'm Mizu and a beauty blogger from Malaysia since 2010. I'm very passionate in beauty and addicted to Korea Cosmetics. I love making friends all over the world besides enjoying mangas and animes.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

[REVIEW] Etude House Lock'N Summer Proof 10 Cushion Lock'n Liner


Hey guys~! Woaaahh..I never thought I made it to do a review today *cries*
Well I did one the previous day but it is not counted as that was a sponsored post. I can be myself here eg: talking rubbish while in sponsored post, I can't talk about the non-related things..haha

Anyway, I really can't promise when is the next post will be but I will try to do one on this weekend...and not forgetting to the two girls who won my giveaway! Sorry, I'm in a rush so the box packaging is not pretty(it's actually very ugly) but I promised the products that you guys got are safe and new!hehe

 So, for this post, I'll be reviewing this cushion liner by Etude House. I actually had this since June but there are too much to finish and I wasn't able to review this early. I got this from Beautynetkorea and you probably have heard that some of these cushion liners were dry as some other bloggers I've read. Mine also can be considered as dry coz I had to squeeze it till last drop for my 2 and half liners that I able to wear including in the picture in this review.

Beautynetkorea however received this complaint and give refund offer to those who purchase within June and July for this cushion liner and advise to discard this rejected item. I believe that this isn't their fault, probably the production mistake but aside from the problem, I do think that this cushion liner were pretty easy to dry even with cover in hot temperature or exposed for too long.

I got the purple one as I already told everyone in my facebook page!haha..the colour were sold out for the first stock in Testerkorea so you can guess why I didn't purchase this with Testerkorea instead.







Ignore the overexposed light. I only want to focus to the cushion XD

Without liner liquid and with liner liquid. The mini brush is an absorbing type and the liner got harden in less than a minute on the brush.


I won't talk much about this coz after all, this is a defect item which is half dry when it arrives to me.

My very first application of this liner, I pretty like it coz it is wasn't dry but one thing that I really dislike is the brush is an absorbing type which absorbs too much of the liquid and apply so little on eye because it dries so fast on the brush! I tried using Stylenanda eyeliner brush and Missha liner brush but both doesn't work at all to apply this liner so I had to stick with the mini brush given. Sometimes, the mini brush can hurt after it harden with the liner liquid.

The colour is gorgeous, no complaint at all. It is exactly like what I imagine but I was surprised to see there's glitter with it. It doesn't bother me as much coz as you see in the picture above, even it is with glitter, it doesn't reflect nor seen in the picture.

I could say that the liner is pretty waterproof to me coz it won't budge but it'll budge slightly for oily eyelid and rubbing. I actually rub the corner of my eyes coz I don't realize that I'm wearing an eyeliner XD..so the inner corner kind of disappears a bit with flakes. By the way, it doesn't smudge but it flakes when rubbed.

Aside from that, since after it  is dry, the liner stays well on the lid and doesn't do any colour transfer. That was the biggest yes for me..

Lastly, thank you for reading, I don't have much to say except if you want to ask any questions regarding this item, do let me know in the comment down below or e-mail me. :)

See you next time!
xoxo

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Monday, August 11, 2014

[REVIEW] TruDtox Botanical Tea Blend


Hi! Today I'll be reviewing this detox tea sponsored by HiShop. It is the BESTSELLING PRODUCT WATSONS 2008. No senna, no dependency. This is my second time trying detox tea/supplements after Clenz. I do not take this daily because I have classes on daily basis so it wouldn't be great if I have to go to toilet that often..haha


I got total 17 sachets.

This is what the tea bag looks like. You can re-use this for 2-3 times.

After soaked for 30 minuted with hot water (I usually use hot water but preferably if you can use warm water instead)


This review would be based on three different person which I've tested with my own family members. The three of them shows different results are drinking the tea. All of the testers consumed the tea at night.

First person, normal weight, casually do exercise and male. The first day he drank the tea, he said that he does not have any stomach ache for the following day nor he had to go to toilet. The second day, with one gap, he drank the second cup of tea, he said that he only go to toilet once on the day. 

Second, a bit overweight, not exercising at all and female. The first day she drink the tea, she had to go to the toilet about 3-4 times on the next day. The second day, without gap, she drank the tea at night and right away got stomach ache after 1 hour, somewhat released green faeces(sorry, I really have to mention this). The third day drinking the tea, she got stomach ache the next day with 1-2 times going to toilet.

Third, normal weight, not exercising and female. The first day she drank the tea, she had to go to the toilet for about 1-2 times the next day. 

The tea tastes like Chi kit teck aun pills like the first person tells me. I never eat the pills so I'm not really sure. I don't like the smell but it really smells like herb, a pretty strong one. I usually don't put much water for the tea coz I want it black and it is so much easier to finish a cup XD

I regularly took this on Hari Raya ( rendang, ketupat, lemang and all). Those were pretty heavy foods and usually will cause me breaking out pimples. Well, with this, I don't breaking out at all and I feel so much lighter even I eat so much of the day.

It is advisable to soak the tea for about 20 - 30 minutes but sometimes I oversoak it and the results were pretty the same but I suggest you to follow the instructions better.

Overall, it is normal if you have stomach ache on the next day as it is detoxing all of your body's toxic. This is much gentler than Clenz coz it doesn't cause diarrhea nor it hurts.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

[REVIEW] Secret Key Snow White Milky Pack


Hello~
Just as I posted on my fb page, I'll be back to blogging after Raya, I'm not really sure if this is a long term or short term because the holiday is almost over, which means I have to go back to my college and study..>0<
I thought the first week of the new semester won't be that pack but I was wrong, I already got a new assignment at the first day of class..T~T But, I'll try to do my work faster so that I can spend more on my blog :D

This Milky Pack is sponsored by Supermodels Secret, which is one of the popular product I used to see!. You could say that this is one of my wishlist too :)

It came in a HUGE squeeze-able tube.

Convenient to use.


I actually wanted to do some sort of photo testimony by showing two hands but no one wanna help me taking pictures TT ..According to the pack, I have to wash my hands after applying the cream. I'm not really sure why because I preferred the un-wash better than washing my hands because my skin looks so much whiter and brighter but I guess there must be the reason why. 

After washing, probably the residue of the cream cleared that my skin tone improves in more natural way. 
Both washed and not washed improves my skin tone which differs a little bit.

The cream smells so much like a lotion which smells really nice. However the fragrance doesn't last long if you wash your hands multiple times but in terms of improving skin tone, I guess it last pretty long for me though I wash my hands a few times.

The cream is pretty moisturising for me and I love it!

I would use this lotion on days where I think I've gone dark by the summer and to match my face cream and my hands tone. It is definitely a GREAT help! The cream can be used at the most parts of your body or wherever you feels like to wanted to brighten up the specific area. Continue use of this could actually brighten up your skin for real :D

Thank you so much for reading! I'll be posting more reviews soon~

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

[REVIEW & GIVEAWAY] Meng Meng Lace Double Eyelid Tape


Hi guys! I'll be reviewing this Meng Meng Lace Double Eyelid Tape which is sponsored by Supermodels Secret. Please stay tune at the end of the post coz I'm going to do a giveaway~ SS is my newest sponsor and they gave me a few items to try but this review is based on honest review. I'm going to review the rest later.

Practically, this is how to use the eyelid tape.

There are five pieces of 6 pairs eye tape in a pink pouch. There are also included with a glue.

You need to push out the tape.

I don't follow the instructions at the back but from a youtube tutorial that SS posted.

uwah..my super bare eyes..0.0 My eyebrow looks super messy because it's my mistake while trimming it for the first time..lol.. Anyway, as you can see my eyelid is a bit lower before and after I put on the tape which the at the height that I wanted, makes my eyelid fold a little bit higher. The tape is almost invisible and if you saw any strings pop out like in the picture, do add a little of glue on top to make it less visible.

If you notice, there's a little fold of eyelid near to my lashes which I don't know why is that happening. Probably because my eyelid fold and my eyebrow doesn't have that much space and I glued the new eyelid fold a little bit too high so the tape kinda push my eyelid down and forms a fold there. It feels heavy somehow.

For those who might wondering how it looks like when putting make up on top, I guess it doesn't make difference with or without make up as you can see in the pic up there. I put on light eye shadow on top of the tape and it doesn't accentuates much of the strings line. Just not that this is a zoom in picture so everything looks clearer here. From afar, you can't really tell if someone wore an eyelid tape. Probably you might be wearing this tape better than me because I'm totally a beginner in this because it's my first time using an eyelid tape.

I just want to test out doing a gyaru-like eyes with falsies on but it totally fails..XD The upper lashes is not strong enough and overall it looks pretty weird to me..haha but one thing that I'm really glad it I can line up my eyes thicker than usual because the eyelid fold is higher than usual. Thicker eyeline, lesser mistakes for me XD

At first while wearing this, my eyes feels heavier probably because I'm not used to it yet. I realize that after a few hours, it feels lighter. I guess you have to be familiar with wearing eye tape first before actually using it to avoid discomfort.

The glue included is very strong for me but it takes a bit of time to try. There is another version of this eyelid tape which used a different glue (professional type) and it dries a little faster than this according to SS.
If you're using the same glue as me, take note that the glue sticks on really strong and you might not want to mess up. Other than that, I notice a smell on the glue, probably smells like green plant and I don't like it. However, it soon disappear when the glue dries.

The good side of this eye tape is it don't reflect under flash. I guess this is the best point the tape have. Like who wants an extra light reflection on your eyes if you're taking selfie. :D

Overall, I think this eye tape is better than the 'plastic type' of eyelid tape because this is like a thread and doesn't hurt your eyes.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

[REVIEW] Candy Doll Cheek Color Duo


It feels so long for me to buy any Japanese Cosmetics! I always liked gyaru styles and Tsubasa Masuwaka were quite popular in Popteen magazine which I used to read (though I don't understand a word) but now I don't really buy any Popteen mags because of the inconsistency availability of the magazine in the bookstore I always dropped by.

Anyway, I came across this new blusher from Candy Doll. I knew that they came out with this new product but I never thought I would find this at HiShop when I browsed their site. Since I had accumulated points that I've kept ever since working with them, I used all of it to buy this blusher..haha.Well, I did paid a little more for this but it's worth it when I have to spend a little for this.



Pink for cheeck color and light purple for highlight.

Candy Doll products cuteness never fails me.



There is a reflection of light from the cover glass so it forms white streak there. Sorry, I didn't notice that.

This is a light swatches of the blusher using my fingers. The colour is much pigmented when using brush.


Like other products produced by Tsubasa Masuwaka, this blusher doesn't have any scent with it and it's fine by me but I would prefer a nice scent since I'm a scent lover. :)

What I love the most is the packaging. Tsubasa is going for more and more otona look but I like that she's still keeping her design cute as ever. There's older version of this blusher which looks a bit plain and I think this new packaging is better. I don't have the picture of the old one but Google may assist you..haha

For this new version, she's going for duo type blusher consist of highlighter and cheeck colour. Honestly, the marshmallow purple did not do much for my medium skin tone but it might works for someone's fairer. I usually just mix it up with the cheek colour and it doesn't effect anything but maybe adding a bit glitter to the pink colour because the marshmallow purple consist a bit of glitter as you can see in the swatches picture.

The strawberry pink colour is very pigmented and I had to be careful for not to overly applied. When I applied it lighter onto my cheek, it tends to get redder than it supposed to be. I'm not sure why but most blusher that I bought, no matter what colour it is, red, pink, purple or peach, it would turn redder. Probably because my cheek is naturally flushed that it makes the colour turns out like that (although I cover it with creams/foundations/bb). Then, I found out that applying it a little more from I always do makes the colour pops out pink with this blusher.

The texture of the blush is soft and it doesn't have much difference with any normal blushers. Probably because it is imported and created by someone famous made the price is a bit high (RM59). As far as I know, this brand are only sold in the drugstore Japan, but it's a high quality so I don't mind :D
The actual cheek colour are way pigmented than in the picture. Perhaps the lighting makes it looks subtle. I used both marshmallow purple and strawberry pink which the purple goes on my cheekbone and the pink is at the bottom.I apologized for the somehow "sad" looking face. I'm not photogenic so I always look awkward in pictures.

Overall, it's a nice blusher and I think that I should work in a way that the light purple would works on me..haha

I rate this :

Thank you for reading.

Friday, June 27, 2014

[REVIEW] Etude House Play 101 Pencil #15 & #27


Hi there guys! 
So I'm unable to combine reviews for these multi purpose pencils from Etude House because of the mismatched arrival. However, I'll link back to the previous post for you which I include nine swatches of the pencils here.

This two pencils are sponsored by Happie Bubbles which is a local Malaysian Korea Beauty Store that sells various Korean Beauty products! You might want to check their facebook page here. I like how bubbly their photos are :D I was asked to choose any products to review so I choose two of these pencils for that. The parcel arrived to me yesterday and I've tried the two of them since I was excited whenever a parcel arrives for me..haha



This time I tried the sharpen it but so many problems encountered while sharpening No.15 because it is so soft and the sharpener often got stuck with the product at the end making it messy.

These pencils are twistable and attached with sharpener.

I did not do the outdoor swatches picture for the previous post so here is the outdoor version. Paper swatches were kinda useless so I didn't do them this time.


The pencil is twistable and it means that you don't have to use the regular sharpener to sharpen the outer black part. They attached a plastic sharpener at the end of the pencil to sharpen the tip if needed. 

I love how unique the idea of making this multi-purpose pencils as eyeshadow, lipstick and eyeliner in one. Most of my eyeshadows are came in palette or individual cases so it takes a lot of space in my pouch when I travelled. However, with these pencils types, it easily fit into my pouch and I can bring as much as I want to with varieties of colours.


No.15 - It is a glossy type which is very soft to me. It kinda easy to melt (it's hot here) and hard to sharpen because it tends to get messy a lot. I love the colour so much. It's a peachy orange and suits lips very much. Unlike No.23 that I reviewed here, this No.15 is pretty much not suitable for eyeshadows because it might creased. No.23 is less glossier and I've tried using it as eyeshadow which works for me. 


No.27 - Is a glitter darker pink in colour. Honestly the poster photo is different from the real tip which you can trust the poster better because the pink wasn't as dark as the tip shown. The swatches are comparable with the poster photo and I like it that it won't smudges after it dries. It feels a little bit rough as No.44 because of the glitter but it is a really pretty colour. Suit to be an eyeshadow and it is waterproof too.

Overall, I love these pencils so much! Would love to get the blue version next :D
I definitely recommend everyone to try it :) Read my previous post for another nine colours swatches!

I used No.15 on the center of the eyelid and No.27 for the whole eyelid. No.15 is being an epic fail to be an eyeshadow even though I prep my eyes with eye primer. Sorry, I'm kinda lazy of putting mascara so I used falsies..haha..it's a bit mess there.

I rate this :




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