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Hello, gorgeousness! I'm back with another anti-haul post. It's like my new favorite thing to write quite frankly. I feel like I want to write about it all the time but I don't want to turn this blog into a full-on anti-haul blog. Anyway, disclaimer, the things I'm going to talk about are my personal views and the products may well be your most-loved products, and that's okay. It's a carefree type of post, it's fun and let's get on with my anti-haul rant.

Young Living Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

This is a pretty well-known brand for essential oils, and they seem pretty innocent until you find out they're actually a multi-level marketing (MLM) company. I bet Young Living is the world's largest essential oil MLM company. I don't have any type of beef towards the participants but I just don't see myself supporting an MLM company. You know how an MLM company works and I've been told that only a handful of the participants are actually successful. Tons of them either don't make money or lose money. That's why I'm so against companies that are structured like this. They often draw people in by a false hope of getting rich quick. I've seen many MLM companies sell women on the dream of their own boss, yet many end up losing money. The companies often put less financially secure people into debt. If you want to buy essential oils, buy from traditional retail brands, not from MLMs. Choose wisely.

Anything by Mary Kay (cosmetics and skincare)

If you don't already know, yes, Mary Kay is also an MLM company. I cannot begin to tell how hurt I am to see fellow school friends that already fall into the trap. It's not worth it, guys. Please find brands and companies that don't take advantage of people.

Kylie Cosmetics

Even though I love Kylie and overall her lifestyle as an entrepreneur, I have no desire to spend my money on her. She's pretty successful already and rich, to begin with, but to carry the image of beauty achieved by cosmetic surgery, it just doesn't sit right with me. I have nothing against cosmetic surgery, btw. To me, the colors and products are really nothing special. I would rather just buy directly from Colourpop, which all of her products also manufactured in the same lab as Colourpop's. *wink*

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

You know what I'm talking about. Yes, you've probably seen her all over Tik Tok or Youtube, the facial peel that turns your face into a scary bloodshot red color. I'm not going to buy this because it looks scary and it's all over social media. I just don't get the hype around it. I've read somewhere that it stings and burns your skin so you need to be extremely careful when using it. And the fact that it contains 30% AHA which way pass the normal amount of 2% or somewhere around there, it drives me nuts.

Beautyra Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

This is a local product that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's an "influencer" type of brand, founded by @tyrakmrzmn on Instagram. This may sound harsh but I believe there's nothing revolutionary or unique when it comes to her eyeshadow palettes. It's quite tacky, cheap packaging, it contains ONLY 5 neutral shades and it retails for RM55... It baffles me. Just don't get me started on the bad customer service that they have.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

I Am Not Buying These #2


Hello, gorgeousness! I'm back with another anti-haul post. It's like my new favorite thing to write quite frankly. I feel like I want to write about it all the time but I don't want to turn this blog into a full-on anti-haul blog. Anyway, disclaimer, the things I'm going to talk about are my personal views and the products may well be your most-loved products, and that's okay. It's a carefree type of post, it's fun and let's get on with my anti-haul rant.

Young Living Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

This is a pretty well-known brand for essential oils, and they seem pretty innocent until you find out they're actually a multi-level marketing (MLM) company. I bet Young Living is the world's largest essential oil MLM company. I don't have any type of beef towards the participants but I just don't see myself supporting an MLM company. You know how an MLM company works and I've been told that only a handful of the participants are actually successful. Tons of them either don't make money or lose money. That's why I'm so against companies that are structured like this. They often draw people in by a false hope of getting rich quick. I've seen many MLM companies sell women on the dream of their own boss, yet many end up losing money. The companies often put less financially secure people into debt. If you want to buy essential oils, buy from traditional retail brands, not from MLMs. Choose wisely.

Anything by Mary Kay (cosmetics and skincare)

If you don't already know, yes, Mary Kay is also an MLM company. I cannot begin to tell how hurt I am to see fellow school friends that already fall into the trap. It's not worth it, guys. Please find brands and companies that don't take advantage of people.

Kylie Cosmetics

Even though I love Kylie and overall her lifestyle as an entrepreneur, I have no desire to spend my money on her. She's pretty successful already and rich, to begin with, but to carry the image of beauty achieved by cosmetic surgery, it just doesn't sit right with me. I have nothing against cosmetic surgery, btw. To me, the colors and products are really nothing special. I would rather just buy directly from Colourpop, which all of her products also manufactured in the same lab as Colourpop's. *wink*

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

You know what I'm talking about. Yes, you've probably seen her all over Tik Tok or Youtube, the facial peel that turns your face into a scary bloodshot red color. I'm not going to buy this because it looks scary and it's all over social media. I just don't get the hype around it. I've read somewhere that it stings and burns your skin so you need to be extremely careful when using it. And the fact that it contains 30% AHA which way pass the normal amount of 2% or somewhere around there, it drives me nuts.

Beautyra Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

This is a local product that I believe is not available outside Malaysia. It's an "influencer" type of brand, founded by @tyrakmrzmn on Instagram. This may sound harsh but I believe there's nothing revolutionary or unique when it comes to her eyeshadow palettes. It's quite tacky, cheap packaging, it contains ONLY 5 neutral shades and it retails for RM55... It baffles me. Just don't get me started on the bad customer service that they have.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

Hello, gorgeousness! I'm so excited for today's post as I recently and finally bought something from Makeup Revolution and I decided to try their super hyped eyeshadow palette — the Iconic Fever palette. I know how popular this brand is in the US but we don't have it here in Malaysia. As much as I don't like ordering makeup online (I prefer physical stores so I can swatch them), I just had to because I've been eyeing this palette for a long time. I know it's pretty identical to the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay and Yes, Please! by Colourpop that I own myself, I just don't see any harm buying palettes that have similar color schemes. Anyway, let's jump into the review!


The shadows + swatches

Let's get straight into the shadows because I can't wait to talk about them and swatch them with you! The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows, with 10 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades in gorgeous neutral, warm, burnt tones. I've been really big on orange and burnt tones like this ever since I started using the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette last year and this was certainly right up my alley. It's so versatile meaning you can create a completely natural look to super bold and glam with it. I like it!

As far as quality goes, I really like it. It's similar to typical affordable palettes like NYX and Maybelline except a little bit better, especially considering the price. The shades are perfect to use on a daily basis so I'll definitely use them a lot. The mattes, they're blendable and pigmented. To be honest, they don't take long to blend and the colors are easy to manipulate and intensify but they do have a lot of kickback. I honestly don't mind the kickback as long as the shades perform well.

The shimmers however are stunning. They're super creamy and pigmented. They shine nicely and reflect gorgeously when the light hits it but I should mention that shimmer shades are a bit tricky to work with. My advice is don't just use a brush but use your finger to get the shimmers to really pop. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this palette. The shadows are great and they don't really crease or fade quickly either.


Price

Makeup Revolution is inexpensive af, to begin with. But because of the currency, I cannot complain much. As far as I know, this palette is sold at 7 USD and I bought it for RM60 plus tax. You can do the math yourself, right? I ain't trying to elaborate that. Considering that this palette is RM20 less than the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette and the quality are pretty much the same, this was a steal.

Final verdict

I would absolutely recommend this palette. It's a great affordable palette, so if you want to try a warm neutrals palette that would mostly be a hassle-free, this one can be it. The palette itself is so beautiful and a must-have even for a beginner.

Affordable and value for money
Creamy pigmented shades
Easy to blend
Versatile

Lots of fallout
I honestly
can't think
of anything else

Rating


Now, for the fun part. I'm going to show you a few easy eye looks that you can create with this palette! 
Natural, everyday look

Soft glam

Bold, sultry look
Kudos to my little sister for being part of this review. And I think that would be all for today. I hope you all enjoy reading this and tell me what you think about the palette! If you'd like me to showcase more eye looks, let me know. Be seeing you xx
  • Monday, July 20, 2020

Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever Palette + Eye Looks


Hello, gorgeousness! I'm so excited for today's post as I recently and finally bought something from Makeup Revolution and I decided to try their super hyped eyeshadow palette — the Iconic Fever palette. I know how popular this brand is in the US but we don't have it here in Malaysia. As much as I don't like ordering makeup online (I prefer physical stores so I can swatch them), I just had to because I've been eyeing this palette for a long time. I know it's pretty identical to the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay and Yes, Please! by Colourpop that I own myself, I just don't see any harm buying palettes that have similar color schemes. Anyway, let's jump into the review!


The shadows + swatches

Let's get straight into the shadows because I can't wait to talk about them and swatch them with you! The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows, with 10 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades in gorgeous neutral, warm, burnt tones. I've been really big on orange and burnt tones like this ever since I started using the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette last year and this was certainly right up my alley. It's so versatile meaning you can create a completely natural look to super bold and glam with it. I like it!

As far as quality goes, I really like it. It's similar to typical affordable palettes like NYX and Maybelline except a little bit better, especially considering the price. The shades are perfect to use on a daily basis so I'll definitely use them a lot. The mattes, they're blendable and pigmented. To be honest, they don't take long to blend and the colors are easy to manipulate and intensify but they do have a lot of kickback. I honestly don't mind the kickback as long as the shades perform well.

The shimmers however are stunning. They're super creamy and pigmented. They shine nicely and reflect gorgeously when the light hits it but I should mention that shimmer shades are a bit tricky to work with. My advice is don't just use a brush but use your finger to get the shimmers to really pop. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this palette. The shadows are great and they don't really crease or fade quickly either.


Price

Makeup Revolution is inexpensive af, to begin with. But because of the currency, I cannot complain much. As far as I know, this palette is sold at 7 USD and I bought it for RM60 plus tax. You can do the math yourself, right? I ain't trying to elaborate that. Considering that this palette is RM20 less than the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette and the quality are pretty much the same, this was a steal.

Final verdict

I would absolutely recommend this palette. It's a great affordable palette, so if you want to try a warm neutrals palette that would mostly be a hassle-free, this one can be it. The palette itself is so beautiful and a must-have even for a beginner.

Affordable and value for money
Creamy pigmented shades
Easy to blend
Versatile

Lots of fallout
I honestly
can't think
of anything else

Rating


Now, for the fun part. I'm going to show you a few easy eye looks that you can create with this palette! 
Natural, everyday look

Soft glam

Bold, sultry look
Kudos to my little sister for being part of this review. And I think that would be all for today. I hope you all enjoy reading this and tell me what you think about the palette! If you'd like me to showcase more eye looks, let me know. Be seeing you xx

Hello, gorgeousness! If you don't already know this is pretty much an anti-haul kind of post. It's basically me telling you products I'm passing on and will not purchase. I find it really interesting in times like this, people were like buy, buy, buy, get this and get that. So it's actually good to sometimes say "I don't need this in my life", you know what I mean? Let's get into it because I think we're gonna be here for quite some time.

Anything from dUCk Cosmetics

I don't mean to criticize a local brand but I don't think dUCk Cosmetics are worth going crazy over. The prices didn't go hand in hand with the quality. I mean it's not bad but it's not crazy good either. I would rather spend my money on other brands at the drugstore or even Sephora. Speaking of Sephora, someone please tell me why is this brand deserves a spot at Sephora? I don't get it.

Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow

There's no denying that I love glitters and sparkles over mattes. I've swatched these Stila Magnificent Metals countless times because they're so glittery and beautiful to look at. However, I find the glitter particles way too chunky for my liking. It's almost too harsh and overpowering? I don't know if I'm able to work with products like that. I prefer it in a softer and subtle form like the Pixi Fairy Lights. Plus the Pixi one is more affordable with more products than the Stila.

Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Lip Gloss

I'm not a lip gloss kinda girl but I do have several lip glosses in my makeup collection that I use pretty often. These lip glosses from Colourpop didn't float my boat at all. It looks like an 'Instagram makeup product' or I don't want to say gimmicky but it's somewhere around that corner.


Anything from dUCk scarves

I don't want to sound like a hater but I know some of you may think I already am. But I think it's so wrong to support a super huge modest fashion company like this one that at the end of the day ripping off other people's hard work. When your actions don't speak louder than your words, this happened. And to me, the quality never justifies the price of the scarves. I know I will get hate for saying these but at least I know I'm not the target market and I know for a fact I refuse to support a brand that apparently stealing other local designer's designs and campaign concepts.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks

I'm not going to buy anything from Laneige that says 'lip sleeping mask' on it. I know they're highly raved by so many people but I don't see myself purchasing a sort of lip care that gonna cost me 100+ ringgit but feel the same as my 50 ringgit lip mask from other skincare brands. That's insane. If you like it then okay continue to like it but I still won't be buying this, honey.

Tati Beauty Blendiful Makeup Applicator

I've been the biggest fan of Tati on YouTube for ages and I'm planning to get my hands on her beautiful eyeshadow palette because I know I'm gonna get so much uses out of that palette. However, her Blendiful makeup applicator is a bit gimmicky for me. I mean sure, it has fairly an innovative design but at the end of the day, it's just a sponge or puff. I watched a lot of reviews and in my opinion, the Blendiful works better if you're more used to using cream products. I'm such a powder type of girl so blending products on my face using the Blendiful every day is not something that I can see happening.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

I Am Not Buying These


Hello, gorgeousness! If you don't already know this is pretty much an anti-haul kind of post. It's basically me telling you products I'm passing on and will not purchase. I find it really interesting in times like this, people were like buy, buy, buy, get this and get that. So it's actually good to sometimes say "I don't need this in my life", you know what I mean? Let's get into it because I think we're gonna be here for quite some time.

Anything from dUCk Cosmetics

I don't mean to criticize a local brand but I don't think dUCk Cosmetics are worth going crazy over. The prices didn't go hand in hand with the quality. I mean it's not bad but it's not crazy good either. I would rather spend my money on other brands at the drugstore or even Sephora. Speaking of Sephora, someone please tell me why is this brand deserves a spot at Sephora? I don't get it.

Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow

There's no denying that I love glitters and sparkles over mattes. I've swatched these Stila Magnificent Metals countless times because they're so glittery and beautiful to look at. However, I find the glitter particles way too chunky for my liking. It's almost too harsh and overpowering? I don't know if I'm able to work with products like that. I prefer it in a softer and subtle form like the Pixi Fairy Lights. Plus the Pixi one is more affordable with more products than the Stila.

Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Lip Gloss

I'm not a lip gloss kinda girl but I do have several lip glosses in my makeup collection that I use pretty often. These lip glosses from Colourpop didn't float my boat at all. It looks like an 'Instagram makeup product' or I don't want to say gimmicky but it's somewhere around that corner.


Anything from dUCk scarves

I don't want to sound like a hater but I know some of you may think I already am. But I think it's so wrong to support a super huge modest fashion company like this one that at the end of the day ripping off other people's hard work. When your actions don't speak louder than your words, this happened. And to me, the quality never justifies the price of the scarves. I know I will get hate for saying these but at least I know I'm not the target market and I know for a fact I refuse to support a brand that apparently stealing other local designer's designs and campaign concepts.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks

I'm not going to buy anything from Laneige that says 'lip sleeping mask' on it. I know they're highly raved by so many people but I don't see myself purchasing a sort of lip care that gonna cost me 100+ ringgit but feel the same as my 50 ringgit lip mask from other skincare brands. That's insane. If you like it then okay continue to like it but I still won't be buying this, honey.

Tati Beauty Blendiful Makeup Applicator

I've been the biggest fan of Tati on YouTube for ages and I'm planning to get my hands on her beautiful eyeshadow palette because I know I'm gonna get so much uses out of that palette. However, her Blendiful makeup applicator is a bit gimmicky for me. I mean sure, it has fairly an innovative design but at the end of the day, it's just a sponge or puff. I watched a lot of reviews and in my opinion, the Blendiful works better if you're more used to using cream products. I'm such a powder type of girl so blending products on my face using the Blendiful every day is not something that I can see happening.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?
Hello, gorgeousness! I know I've been absent on this site for quite a while. Honestly, I just don't feel like blogging so I left for a minute and now I'm back, feeling even better. Anyway, as you can read from the title I'm going to share how you can improve your blog even if you're on a tight budget or you just don't want to spend money on your blog. It's your preference but I remember when I first started my blog I don't want to invest any penny on it at all because it seems ridiculous to spend on intangible items. But I'm glad I'm not in that phase anymore. Right now, I would do anything to make my blog feel lively and professional if you will. So, if you're thinking of taking your blog into the next level but don't want to spend money on it, you're in the right place. Hopefully, it will help!


Working on your DA score


I discovered this thing last year. If you don't know what DA is, it stands for Domain Authority and it is some kind of a measurement that tells people how well your blog is performing on search engines. The higher the DA score, the better. I'm really pushing it because I was 10 when I was first started and now I'm at 15. It's not easy to increase your DA score but when you do, lots of brands/ companies will look forward to work with you. I'm aiming to be at 20 at least towards the end of this year hopefully. 

Write more quality contents


The more often you update your blog, the more traffic it will receive. There's no denying on that. Google really gives higher priority to websites with regular content, so this will improve your website's performance on the search engines too. But please don't write rubbish contents for the sake of getting more attention from search engines. I'm just saying. No offense.

Check for broken links


If you don't have the money to spend on your blog, make sure you have the time to check on broken links on your blog. This is super simple. All you have to do is to make sure all of your links work on your blog. Let's say your social media links are broken, you could literally be missing out on connecting with new followers or potential collaborations.

Write enticing titles


You don't have all of that professional, polished-looking blog, but when you have intriguing and attention-grabbing blog titles, I think you don't need a 100 ringgit blog theme to go with that. Titles will help potential readers decide whether they should click around and read more. For instance, I almost go with "How To Improve Your Blog" for this blog post but that sounded so boring and nothing that you can't find on the internet. So I did some brainstorming and came out with "Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend". I will definitely click on that, for sure.

Working on your own photography


I admit I don't take nice flat lays but I think every time I took some photos of products to go with a blog post, they're pretty decent and eyecatching, and sometimes I do get compliments for my simple photography. You don't need professional equipment for that, at least for me. If you do have a nice, high-quality camera, you do you, boo. But I've been blogging for ages and I don't own a single DSLR camera to take better photographs for my blog. All you need is good lighting, a phone, and great editing apps!

All in all, I can't stress this enough but I personally don't write when I feel like I don't want to write. It's something that I can't push. If it feels drudgery, I'd a hundred percent take a break from writing and come back when I feel better. I want to have fun with blogging. I want to write something I love and actually want to write about. And you should too. Don't write about things for the sake of thinking it will help you grow as a blogger. One can tell when a blogger's heart isn't really into what they're doing.

How do you improve your blog without spending a penny on it?

Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend

Hello, gorgeousness! I know I've been absent on this site for quite a while. Honestly, I just don't feel like blogging so I left for a minute and now I'm back, feeling even better. Anyway, as you can read from the title I'm going to share how you can improve your blog even if you're on a tight budget or you just don't want to spend money on your blog. It's your preference but I remember when I first started my blog I don't want to invest any penny on it at all because it seems ridiculous to spend on intangible items. But I'm glad I'm not in that phase anymore. Right now, I would do anything to make my blog feel lively and professional if you will. So, if you're thinking of taking your blog into the next level but don't want to spend money on it, you're in the right place. Hopefully, it will help!


Working on your DA score


I discovered this thing last year. If you don't know what DA is, it stands for Domain Authority and it is some kind of a measurement that tells people how well your blog is performing on search engines. The higher the DA score, the better. I'm really pushing it because I was 10 when I was first started and now I'm at 15. It's not easy to increase your DA score but when you do, lots of brands/ companies will look forward to work with you. I'm aiming to be at 20 at least towards the end of this year hopefully. 

Write more quality contents


The more often you update your blog, the more traffic it will receive. There's no denying on that. Google really gives higher priority to websites with regular content, so this will improve your website's performance on the search engines too. But please don't write rubbish contents for the sake of getting more attention from search engines. I'm just saying. No offense.

Check for broken links


If you don't have the money to spend on your blog, make sure you have the time to check on broken links on your blog. This is super simple. All you have to do is to make sure all of your links work on your blog. Let's say your social media links are broken, you could literally be missing out on connecting with new followers or potential collaborations.

Write enticing titles


You don't have all of that professional, polished-looking blog, but when you have intriguing and attention-grabbing blog titles, I think you don't need a 100 ringgit blog theme to go with that. Titles will help potential readers decide whether they should click around and read more. For instance, I almost go with "How To Improve Your Blog" for this blog post but that sounded so boring and nothing that you can't find on the internet. So I did some brainstorming and came out with "Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend". I will definitely click on that, for sure.

Working on your own photography


I admit I don't take nice flat lays but I think every time I took some photos of products to go with a blog post, they're pretty decent and eyecatching, and sometimes I do get compliments for my simple photography. You don't need professional equipment for that, at least for me. If you do have a nice, high-quality camera, you do you, boo. But I've been blogging for ages and I don't own a single DSLR camera to take better photographs for my blog. All you need is good lighting, a phone, and great editing apps!

All in all, I can't stress this enough but I personally don't write when I feel like I don't want to write. It's something that I can't push. If it feels drudgery, I'd a hundred percent take a break from writing and come back when I feel better. I want to have fun with blogging. I want to write something I love and actually want to write about. And you should too. Don't write about things for the sake of thinking it will help you grow as a blogger. One can tell when a blogger's heart isn't really into what they're doing.

How do you improve your blog without spending a penny on it?
If you have freckled skin, no worries, it's common. I personally think it's cute and it's mostly associated with natural and fresh skin. Let's not forget how people on the internet wanting to have freckled skin by drawing on faux freckles on their faces. 

But what are (real) freckles? Why do we get freckles? Is it harmful?

Well, freckles are tiny, little brown spots that usually appear on the face. Those little brown specs are what we call melanin. The more time you spend in the sun, the more melanin is produced. Apparently, they are natural and harmless. So why do we get freckles, again? Normally, it's because of sun exposure and, of course, genetics. But we're not here to talk about the genes.



In Malaysia, we have summer all year long. So, technically, we're prone to get freckles and sun spots because our skin is regularly exposed to the sun. As you may know, the sunlight has UV rays and these UV rays are the primary causes of skin damage. Do you know that the UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin layers and it can cause long-term skin damage? Ever heard of skin cancer? Yup. On top of that, if you're constantly staying in a hot environment, meaning to say, if you have a job that needs you to stay in high temperature all round the clock, that will also increase the melanin production since it's more triggered to heat as well.

So what should you do now?

  • Stay out of the sun and do not get exposed to the direct sunlight straight for more than 1 hour.
  • Stay in the shade when the sun is the hottest, between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Please consider wearing long sleeves. A hat and a pair of sunnies may come in handy too!
  • Your skincare should be a top priority to protect and control your skin.



Useful skincare tips for caring freckled skin (since this is a beauty blog):

Always apply moisturizer after being out in the sun. Call me crazy but it's always this time of the year where the heat is always testing everyone's patience. So, the moisturizer from Hansaegee Nature is the perfect fit for you. The Aqua Whitening Cream moisturizer can give you a cooling sensation after every application. It penetrates deep into skin layers so your skin stays cool and moisturized even in high-temperature situations. Apart from that, the Aqua Whitening Cream moisturizer also has a high percentage of Niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) to help diminish dullness, enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, and strengthen a weakened surface. If you happen to have freckles, this moisturizer is great to control the brown specs to turn even darker.


The texture turns into water droplets

Wear sunscreen every day. Even if you're at home. Wear sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and make sure it has an SPF of 30 or higher. The Gold Nano CC Cream from Hansaegee Nature is my current favorite because it acts as a sunscreen to me since it has SPF of 50+ PA+++ to protect my face from UVA and UVB radiation. I know it's a CC cream, and not really a sunscreen but this product closely resembles a physical sunscreen. It has at least 5 UV filters that are working together to shield the skin from harmful UV rays. It's perfect for one of those days that you don't feel like putting on heavy makeup. I appreciate Hansaegee Nature for formulating this CC cream very light in texture, not oily and sticky, and most importantly comfortable on the skin.





Other than its skincare benefits, it's great for makeup base too which resulting in more pigmented swatches

Undoubtedly lightweight in texture



Always opt for good skincare ingredients. Freckled skin deserves the best care. You should look for skincare that uses no parabens, alcohol, and sulfate. The moisturizer and CC cream from Hansaegee Nature use none of that, which I'm grateful for. Your skin can't be mad for no apparent reason because the ingredients they use in their skincare is the absolute best.



Having to say that, freckles are rarely treated. Freckles prevention is much more effective than freckles removal. That is why the main prevention is aimed at sun protection. If you're one that wants to get rid of your freckles but doesn't take your skincare seriously, you will end up with more freckles. It won't budge with some 'magic cream' you found on the internet that claims to get rid of it. Even if it is true, though, they will come back.

Freckles are beautiful and what makes one so unique  learn how to make the most out of it by just following simple skincare tips I've given you. Be particular when it comes to your skin. Wear your moisturizer 2 times a day (morning and night) and reapply your SPF at least every 3 hours. Be safe and stay out of the sun too long to lessen the melanin production so the skin may produce fewer freckles.


Visit Hansagee Nature official shop and click the links below for more info:


✨ Instagram: @hansaegeenature
✨ Facebook page: Hansaegee Nature
✨ Youtube channel: HansaegeeNature

Causes and Skincare Tips for People With Freckles

If you have freckled skin, no worries, it's common. I personally think it's cute and it's mostly associated with natural and fresh skin. Let's not forget how people on the internet wanting to have freckled skin by drawing on faux freckles on their faces. 

But what are (real) freckles? Why do we get freckles? Is it harmful?

Well, freckles are tiny, little brown spots that usually appear on the face. Those little brown specs are what we call melanin. The more time you spend in the sun, the more melanin is produced. Apparently, they are natural and harmless. So why do we get freckles, again? Normally, it's because of sun exposure and, of course, genetics. But we're not here to talk about the genes.



In Malaysia, we have summer all year long. So, technically, we're prone to get freckles and sun spots because our skin is regularly exposed to the sun. As you may know, the sunlight has UV rays and these UV rays are the primary causes of skin damage. Do you know that the UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin layers and it can cause long-term skin damage? Ever heard of skin cancer? Yup. On top of that, if you're constantly staying in a hot environment, meaning to say, if you have a job that needs you to stay in high temperature all round the clock, that will also increase the melanin production since it's more triggered to heat as well.

So what should you do now?

  • Stay out of the sun and do not get exposed to the direct sunlight straight for more than 1 hour.
  • Stay in the shade when the sun is the hottest, between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Please consider wearing long sleeves. A hat and a pair of sunnies may come in handy too!
  • Your skincare should be a top priority to protect and control your skin.



Useful skincare tips for caring freckled skin (since this is a beauty blog):

Always apply moisturizer after being out in the sun. Call me crazy but it's always this time of the year where the heat is always testing everyone's patience. So, the moisturizer from Hansaegee Nature is the perfect fit for you. The Aqua Whitening Cream moisturizer can give you a cooling sensation after every application. It penetrates deep into skin layers so your skin stays cool and moisturized even in high-temperature situations. Apart from that, the Aqua Whitening Cream moisturizer also has a high percentage of Niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) to help diminish dullness, enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, and strengthen a weakened surface. If you happen to have freckles, this moisturizer is great to control the brown specs to turn even darker.


The texture turns into water droplets

Wear sunscreen every day. Even if you're at home. Wear sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and make sure it has an SPF of 30 or higher. The Gold Nano CC Cream from Hansaegee Nature is my current favorite because it acts as a sunscreen to me since it has SPF of 50+ PA+++ to protect my face from UVA and UVB radiation. I know it's a CC cream, and not really a sunscreen but this product closely resembles a physical sunscreen. It has at least 5 UV filters that are working together to shield the skin from harmful UV rays. It's perfect for one of those days that you don't feel like putting on heavy makeup. I appreciate Hansaegee Nature for formulating this CC cream very light in texture, not oily and sticky, and most importantly comfortable on the skin.





Other than its skincare benefits, it's great for makeup base too which resulting in more pigmented swatches

Undoubtedly lightweight in texture



Always opt for good skincare ingredients. Freckled skin deserves the best care. You should look for skincare that uses no parabens, alcohol, and sulfate. The moisturizer and CC cream from Hansaegee Nature use none of that, which I'm grateful for. Your skin can't be mad for no apparent reason because the ingredients they use in their skincare is the absolute best.



Having to say that, freckles are rarely treated. Freckles prevention is much more effective than freckles removal. That is why the main prevention is aimed at sun protection. If you're one that wants to get rid of your freckles but doesn't take your skincare seriously, you will end up with more freckles. It won't budge with some 'magic cream' you found on the internet that claims to get rid of it. Even if it is true, though, they will come back.

Freckles are beautiful and what makes one so unique  learn how to make the most out of it by just following simple skincare tips I've given you. Be particular when it comes to your skin. Wear your moisturizer 2 times a day (morning and night) and reapply your SPF at least every 3 hours. Be safe and stay out of the sun too long to lessen the melanin production so the skin may produce fewer freckles.


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Hello, gorgeousness! I kind of went back and forth on whether I wanted to do this type of quarantine haul or not because I'm well aware of the current situation where everything is uncertain now and some people are struggling out there with no job etc. But I thought this would just be a fun little entertainment for you and of course, myself. Yes, our lives have changed but I think sometimes people just need to feel like life is a little bit more normal. We're gonna move past this. So yeah, I hope you find this entertaining even though most of them are like makeup stuff.

Things I Bought During Quarantine | Drugstore Edition

I have the Maybelline City Mini Palette in 5th Avenue Sunset | RM49.90. The formula of this eyeshadow palette is a bit dry but it blends like a dream. Honestly, if you swatch it on the back of your hand, you wouldn't be impressed but wait until you really put it on your eyelids. It's easy to blend, beginner-friendly, pigmented, and stays put for a long time. With that being said, I got the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base | RM14.90. I usually use concealer as my base but I guess there's no harm trying out a different thing. So far, I'm loving this eyeshadow base. The texture resembles a very lightweight concealer but still manages to hide the veins on my eyelids and it intensifies every color I put on my lids. The last thing for the eyes, I have the IN2IT Sparkling Eyeshadow in Rose Gold | RM19.90. It's a liquid eyeshadow that dries down like an actual eyeshadow. I'm still waiting for my Pixy Fairy Lights liquid eyeshadows to arrive. I don't know why it's taking so long so I can't help myself and buy from the drugstore. To be honest, the color payoff is actually stunning, it's absolutely sparkly and pigmented. Surprisingly easy to use and doesn't crease at all!

Next up, I bought the Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in Hotspot Red | RM45. This is my first purchase from Peripera and I have never experienced a lip lacquer that is so freaking lightweight and so velvety! It feels like I put on nothing on my lips but the velvetiness is there. So comfortable and I want to buy a bunch of them in the future. Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack | RM47 has recently become my favorite lip care. I would say if you been wanting to try the infamous Laneige lip sleeping mask, give this one a try instead. It's cheaper, smells so good and it gives you the plumped lips effect every time. Laneige who?

Things I Bought During Quarantine | Drugstore Edition

I have two powders to talk about; first up is the Catrice Cosmetics Glow Illusion Loose Powder | RM37.40. If you're looking for a loose powder that's not flat matte and kind of gives you a glowy effect, you might want to try this one. It's absolutely beautiful and honestly giving me the healthy, glowy, radiant skin effect, y'know what I mean? On the flip side, I also recently tried a new loose powder from IN2IT. It's called the Blur & Matte Loose Powder | RM27.90. It is what the name suggests, blurring and matte. It's pore minimizing, really refined, and soft texture. Powders from IN2IT have been amazing and my previous loose powder from the same brand still is my favorite.

Onto skincare; a newer one to me was the MIACARE Derma Angel Acne Patch | RM11.20. I was a forever-consumer of the Watsons acne patch but I wanted to try from other brands this time. Thankfully I tried this one from MIACARE. It's actually the best and worked so well. It's so thin that people barely even realize I have an acne patch on. 

I also tried new micellar water. It's the L'oreal Micellar Water 3-in-1 Refreshing | RM35.60. Apparently amazing and one of the best alcohol-free micellar water at the drugstore. It removes my eye makeup in one swipe and I like it how it left my skin at the most comfortable state after removing my makeup. It also doesn't sting my eyes and doesn't break me out. Last but not least for the skincare portion of this haul, I bought the Dr. Morita Nanopeptide Whitening Essence Facial Mask | RM25.00. It's perfect for the current hot season in Malaysia. I have been exposed to the sun quite often because I'm working during this global pandemic as well so I thought this mask would be fitting for me. Dr. Morita facial masks never fail me and I absolutely love what they have put into their products in terms of ingredients. Amazing work. 

Do you manage to get anything online during the quarantine?

Things I Bought During Quarantine | Drugstore Edition

Hello, gorgeousness! I kind of went back and forth on whether I wanted to do this type of quarantine haul or not because I'm well aware of the current situation where everything is uncertain now and some people are struggling out there with no job etc. But I thought this would just be a fun little entertainment for you and of course, myself. Yes, our lives have changed but I think sometimes people just need to feel like life is a little bit more normal. We're gonna move past this. So yeah, I hope you find this entertaining even though most of them are like makeup stuff.

Things I Bought During Quarantine | Drugstore Edition

I have the Maybelline City Mini Palette in 5th Avenue Sunset | RM49.90. The formula of this eyeshadow palette is a bit dry but it blends like a dream. Honestly, if you swatch it on the back of your hand, you wouldn't be impressed but wait until you really put it on your eyelids. It's easy to blend, beginner-friendly, pigmented, and stays put for a long time. With that being said, I got the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base | RM14.90. I usually use concealer as my base but I guess there's no harm trying out a different thing. So far, I'm loving this eyeshadow base. The texture resembles a very lightweight concealer but still manages to hide the veins on my eyelids and it intensifies every color I put on my lids. The last thing for the eyes, I have the IN2IT Sparkling Eyeshadow in Rose Gold | RM19.90. It's a liquid eyeshadow that dries down like an actual eyeshadow. I'm still waiting for my Pixy Fairy Lights liquid eyeshadows to arrive. I don't know why it's taking so long so I can't help myself and buy from the drugstore. To be honest, the color payoff is actually stunning, it's absolutely sparkly and pigmented. Surprisingly easy to use and doesn't crease at all!

Next up, I bought the Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in Hotspot Red | RM45. This is my first purchase from Peripera and I have never experienced a lip lacquer that is so freaking lightweight and so velvety! It feels like I put on nothing on my lips but the velvetiness is there. So comfortable and I want to buy a bunch of them in the future. Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack | RM47 has recently become my favorite lip care. I would say if you been wanting to try the infamous Laneige lip sleeping mask, give this one a try instead. It's cheaper, smells so good and it gives you the plumped lips effect every time. Laneige who?

Things I Bought During Quarantine | Drugstore Edition

I have two powders to talk about; first up is the Catrice Cosmetics Glow Illusion Loose Powder | RM37.40. If you're looking for a loose powder that's not flat matte and kind of gives you a glowy effect, you might want to try this one. It's absolutely beautiful and honestly giving me the healthy, glowy, radiant skin effect, y'know what I mean? On the flip side, I also recently tried a new loose powder from IN2IT. It's called the Blur & Matte Loose Powder | RM27.90. It is what the name suggests, blurring and matte. It's pore minimizing, really refined, and soft texture. Powders from IN2IT have been amazing and my previous loose powder from the same brand still is my favorite.

Onto skincare; a newer one to me was the MIACARE Derma Angel Acne Patch | RM11.20. I was a forever-consumer of the Watsons acne patch but I wanted to try from other brands this time. Thankfully I tried this one from MIACARE. It's actually the best and worked so well. It's so thin that people barely even realize I have an acne patch on. 

I also tried new micellar water. It's the L'oreal Micellar Water 3-in-1 Refreshing | RM35.60. Apparently amazing and one of the best alcohol-free micellar water at the drugstore. It removes my eye makeup in one swipe and I like it how it left my skin at the most comfortable state after removing my makeup. It also doesn't sting my eyes and doesn't break me out. Last but not least for the skincare portion of this haul, I bought the Dr. Morita Nanopeptide Whitening Essence Facial Mask | RM25.00. It's perfect for the current hot season in Malaysia. I have been exposed to the sun quite often because I'm working during this global pandemic as well so I thought this mask would be fitting for me. Dr. Morita facial masks never fail me and I absolutely love what they have put into their products in terms of ingredients. Amazing work. 

Do you manage to get anything online during the quarantine?

Hello, gorgeousness! Before anything else, I would like to say, Eid Mubarak to Muslims all around the world. It's a different kind of Eid but definitely meaningful to some. Stay in, stay safe, and don't forget to always wash your hands.

I haven't been on my blog that much. I haven't been active because I have been so busy. It's a seasonal thing where every Ramadhan and pre-Eid, retails got so busy and things went crazy. I had to throw a tantrum every few hours because a thing or two didn't go my way. I know it's not the best way to address things but I just wanted to thank my colleagues for putting up with me. ANYWAY, this is not why we're here today. We're here for my Vaseline lash update that I have been promising you guys in this post. So I'm just gonna put some photos first and we will talk later.




I know what you're thinking. There's not much of a difference, right? Right. But I'm the lab rats. I know what went down and from what I can see, my eyelashes did grow a little and become a bit thicker. Not much on the longer department but definitely thicker and stronger. Let's say before this I only have 10 lashes but now I have 30. 

Sure, there's no evidence that Vaseline can encourage eyelashes growth. There's a hormone-like substance that prompts our body to increase hair growth. Naturally. So I know for a fact that Vaseline won't elongate and thicken eyelashes. On that note, all I have been doing for this Vaseline eyelash growth diary is 1) never pluck my eyelashes if my eyes get itchy; 2) be super careful and gentle while removing my mascara, and 3) just let them grow. I guess from what I have done for this lashes journey, my lashes did grow naturally and for me not to pluck and just keep my hands out of my eyelashes made it more successful? 

I'm not so sure, you guys. But I have been loving this "new" eyelashes. When I coat them with mascara, ugh! The feels! I can't say much actually because it only took me over a month to do all of this. If it's longer than that, maybe we can come up with better results? So yeah. I personally don't think Vaseline played a big part in this eyelash growth journey. It's actually my actions that made my eyelashes grow.

If you ask me now, does Vaseline help eyelashes grow? I would personally say whilst Vaseline is great for many things, encouraging growth and the length in eyelashes is maybe not one of them. If you really want to grow your eyelashes with home remedies, you can try castor oil. Maybe that will be our next experiment. Who knows? One more thing, will I still be putting on Vaseline on my lashes? The answer is yes because I want to get rid of this current Vaseline I'm using. After all, it's so old already. 

That's all for today! Be seeing you xx

Have you tried this 'Vaseline lash' thing? What are your thoughts?
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020

My (Vaseline) Eyelash Growth Update


Hello, gorgeousness! Before anything else, I would like to say, Eid Mubarak to Muslims all around the world. It's a different kind of Eid but definitely meaningful to some. Stay in, stay safe, and don't forget to always wash your hands.

I haven't been on my blog that much. I haven't been active because I have been so busy. It's a seasonal thing where every Ramadhan and pre-Eid, retails got so busy and things went crazy. I had to throw a tantrum every few hours because a thing or two didn't go my way. I know it's not the best way to address things but I just wanted to thank my colleagues for putting up with me. ANYWAY, this is not why we're here today. We're here for my Vaseline lash update that I have been promising you guys in this post. So I'm just gonna put some photos first and we will talk later.




I know what you're thinking. There's not much of a difference, right? Right. But I'm the lab rats. I know what went down and from what I can see, my eyelashes did grow a little and become a bit thicker. Not much on the longer department but definitely thicker and stronger. Let's say before this I only have 10 lashes but now I have 30. 

Sure, there's no evidence that Vaseline can encourage eyelashes growth. There's a hormone-like substance that prompts our body to increase hair growth. Naturally. So I know for a fact that Vaseline won't elongate and thicken eyelashes. On that note, all I have been doing for this Vaseline eyelash growth diary is 1) never pluck my eyelashes if my eyes get itchy; 2) be super careful and gentle while removing my mascara, and 3) just let them grow. I guess from what I have done for this lashes journey, my lashes did grow naturally and for me not to pluck and just keep my hands out of my eyelashes made it more successful? 

I'm not so sure, you guys. But I have been loving this "new" eyelashes. When I coat them with mascara, ugh! The feels! I can't say much actually because it only took me over a month to do all of this. If it's longer than that, maybe we can come up with better results? So yeah. I personally don't think Vaseline played a big part in this eyelash growth journey. It's actually my actions that made my eyelashes grow.

If you ask me now, does Vaseline help eyelashes grow? I would personally say whilst Vaseline is great for many things, encouraging growth and the length in eyelashes is maybe not one of them. If you really want to grow your eyelashes with home remedies, you can try castor oil. Maybe that will be our next experiment. Who knows? One more thing, will I still be putting on Vaseline on my lashes? The answer is yes because I want to get rid of this current Vaseline I'm using. After all, it's so old already. 

That's all for today! Be seeing you xx

Have you tried this 'Vaseline lash' thing? What are your thoughts?

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