Aug 31, 2016

[Recipe] Eight Treasures Tea Jelly

I'm going to leave another easy to make and healthy ancient Chinese recipe here. However, today's recipe involves more ingredients. As the name suggests, we are playing with 8 types of ingredients to make this mouth-watering after-meal dessert.


The eight treasures tea is a popular drink during the late Qing Dynasty and to be consumed by Empress Ci Xi. During long northern winter, Her Royal Highness have very little opportunity to leave the court and causing her skin to feel tired and lack of energy. The imperial doctor made this special blend of herbs for the empress. The tea is consumed for longevity and youthfulness.

Ingredients:

  • 500ml water
  • 1/4 cup gelatin powder
  • 1 piece honey rock sugar
  • 4 red dates
  • 5 slices American ginseng
  • A dash of Longjing green tea
  • A dash of chrysanthemum flowers
  • 6 cloves of French roses
  • 6 pieces of dried longan 
  • A dash of wolfberries




Preparation:

  • Rinse the green tea leaf, red dates, chrysanthemum flower, French roses, dried longan and wolfberries until clean.
  • Boil water in sauce pan. Add honey rock sugar.
  • When the sugar diluted, add red dates and ginseng slices.
  • When the red dates and ginseng slices expand, add in green tea leaf, chrysanthemum, french roses, dried longan and wolfberries.
  • Turn off the stove and strain the ingredients to separate the tea.
  • Place the ingredients in the mould. 



  • Add gelatin powder into the tea while it is still hot and stir until the gelatin powder evenly mixed.
  • Pour the gelatin tea into the mould. Leave until cool and chill it in the fridge.
  • Serve on plate.


The recipe is very versatile. You can substitute the ingredients below with the follow:

  • Honey rock sugar = sugar, honey, crystal rock sugar or brown sugar.
  • French rose = dried orange peel
  • Chrysanthemum = osmanthus

Some additional tips:
Always keep the fire low. Watch the tea closely so you can manage the brewing time. The jelly is best served a night after chilled in the fridge.


This recipe is good for females and can be consumed daily. If it is a food fit for an empress dowager, it is surely good for you.
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Aug 30, 2016

Hada Labo's All New Hydrating Premium Lotion Provides Intense Hydration All Day Long

If you need long-lasting intense hydration to combat dry skin, then Hada Labo's latest Hydrating Premium Lotion is what you need to incorporate into your daily skincare regime. Hada Labo, known for their signature key ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid now introduces the new Hydrating Premium Lotion with 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to provide maximum moisture for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin.


Formulated and combined with 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), namely Hyaluronic Acid, Super Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Absorbent Hyaluronic Acid and 3D Hyaluronic Acid, the all-new Hada Labo Hydrating Premium Lotion deeply penetrates into skin layers and gently wraps skin with moisture to provide your skin with deep and intense hydration all day long. Each type of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) provides your skin with the following benefits:

  • Hyaluronic Acid - Forms a layer of moisture retention barrier on skin's surface to prevent moisture loss.
  • Super Hyaluronic Acid - With 2 times moisture retention capacity of HA to lock-in and retain large volume of moisture inside the skin for super hydration.
  • Nano Hyaluronic Acid - With fine molecule size that can penetrate deeply into skin to provide moisture deep down into the inner skin layers.
  • Absorbent Hyaluronic Acid - HA with strong holding feature that allows the HA to stay longer on skin eve after sweating or washing.
  • 3D Hyaluronic Acid - HA that is closely binds together to form a 3D moisture net that wraps the skin to provide superior and long-lasting moisture retention.

In addition, the new Hydrating Premium Lotion is also infused with Algae derived sacran which provides high water retention capability to immerse skin with intense moisture, keeping your skin hydrated at all times. Alternatively, the Hydrating  Premium Lotion, which is rich in essence-like texture is extra moisturizing and helps keep skin continuously hydrated. If you are travelling to cold country where the air is dry, the new Hydrating Premium Lotion can also be of good use and also ideal for extreme dry skin.

Suitable for all skin types, the Hada Labo Hydrating Premium Lotion is PH balanced, free of alcohol, fragrance, colorant and mineral oil.

Before

After


Direction for use:
Use daily after cleansing. Apply on palms and spread over face before patting and massaging gently to allow absorption into the skin.

The all-new Hada Labo Hydrating Premium Lotion (170ml) retails at RM63.50 and will be available exclusively at Watsons stores nationwide.
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Aug 26, 2016

[Review] Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set


Brand: My Scheming
Product name: Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set
Available at: Hermo/ Sasa
Price: RM28.90 / RM35.00

This is a DIY blackhead removal kit. It has a 3-steps solution, from deep pore sebum softener, blackhead removal activated carbon mask and lastly, skin clarifying pore treatment essence. I got so excited over this product after I saw a lot of reviews on Youtube. The videos showing how blackheads can be removed easily.


Step 1: After facial cleansing, apply appropriate amount with gentle massage to desired skin are. Wait till acne on skin being softened before applying solution 2.

Step 2: Apply appropriate amount on skin area using solution 1 earlier to create a thick layer on mask covering skin and pores entirely. Wait for 15-20 minutes till it becomes dry and then tear off the layer gently from face.

Step 3: After using a facial mask, apply appropriate amount of product on face with gentle pats to effectively minimize skin pores for a healthier looking skin.


Be warned that the packaging is in Chinese. If you don't read Chinese, it isn't a big issue. The photos are self-explanatory.


Normally in my reviews, I would sit on the fence because there's pros and cons to the products. If it doesn't work on me, it might work on someone else. However, I would like to stress that this isn't a product that sits on the fence. It is a big disappointment! Let me tell you why in bullet points:

  • The mask is gooey. It doesn't stick  to the face easily. It made a mess on my fingers and also on my face where I apply. The thing has a mind of its own. It is so hard to control the black carbon mask.
  • The mask takes forever to dry. The thicker you put, the longer it takes to dry. But if you put too little, the mask is not strong enough to pull out the blackheads. To balance the thickness of the mask is really troublesome due to the gooey texture. 
  • If it doesn't try completely and you accidentally peel it off, it is a nightmare! It creates mess everywhere! Urgh... I can't even continue showing a photo on this due to the urgency to clean up my face. But I guess you know what I mean.
  • If it dries completely and you are peeling it off, it hurts like hell. If you have broken skin, it even tear off your skin!
  • After all the hassle, you might think that it will remove your blackheads. But it won't! Some blackheads are hanging partially. And it can't even reach those deep inside. There are a few strands on the bridge of the nose are successfully pulled out. 

Skip all these hassles and go for Biore Pore Strips instead. It is easier to apply, cheap and save a lot of time and effort with maximum efficacy. I can't think of anything good to promote this product but at the same time I don't hate it as well. It is up to you to try it because on the Youtube video reviews that I saw, it works on other people. 

If you've tried this before, I really want to know what are your thoughts on this. Is it working for you? Or am I experiencing user problem here?

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Aug 25, 2016

Top 5 Reasons Why Girls Overspent on Beauty Products and How to Avoid It


Are you a beauty junkie? Do you crave eyeshadow palette more than ice cream? If your answers are YES, then you might suffer from beautyholic disorder (a psychological problem that yet recognized by medical practitioner, meaning a person who has an abnormal addiction on beauty products). Sounds familiar? Then you should read on.



If you always find yourself out of cash but having a dressing table filled with half-used products, then it is time to reflect upon it. I did ponder upon it, what if I didn't spend all these moneys on beauty products, what could I use my money on? I would love to go back to Santorini again one day, and saving a lot of money is what I need to do now. After tracking where have my money gone (and so obviously), I noticed that I've overspent on beauty products.

I hope some of these points below will help you become a more prudent spender. Not only you can save some money for other things, you can also help reduce consumption of energy. All the beauty products need energy to produce, the lesser we use, the lesser materials will be wasted.


#1 - Not reading reviews/description before purchasing

A lot of times I purchase the wrong beauty products due to "excitement". I completely forgotten to search for reviews or opinions on the products. The product ended up staying on my shelf. It is not only a waste of money, but also a waste of space. Whenever I face with this situation, I will have the dilemma whether to throw the product away or not, especially when it comes to expensive foundation, lipsticks and skincare.

How to solve this: Before purchasing something, take out your phone and google for the review. Normally I rely on Temptalia's rating. Anything B & A rating are safe to purchase. If I want an unbias review, I will go to MakeupAlley to read all the users-generated reviews. If the product is more than RM150, I will not rush to buying it. I will take my time to do my research, test the product in the store and ask around for opinion before getting it.


#2 - Victim of Gift-with-purchase

Why don't you top up another RM50 and you will get a makeup pouch for free? I always fall into this trap. Do you? Most of the time, the free gifts are more interesting than the main products that we are buying.

How to solve this: Remember that there's nothing free in this world. Ignore all the temptations (the hardest part) and get the things that you need only.


#3 - Victim of Limited Edition

Christmas sets and characters/brand crossover are probably the biggest hype. A lot of times our decision to purchase something is driven by the pretty packaging and the term "limited edition". After you purchase it, then you realized, you already own one of the dupes!

How to solve this: Avoid temptation. Unsubscribe to all brand newsletters. Don't shop during holiday season.


#4 - Not setting budget

I believe we all don't practice this. Set a realistic budget and keep track on what you have spent on. That way you can see where your money went to. If you exceed your budget limit, cut it off from your next month budget. Or save it til the next month to buy it.

How to solve this: Keep a budget spending app in your phone. Key in all your expensed, including the beauty products you purchased.


#5 - Beauty hoarder

I am addicted to lipsticks and eyeshadows due to the attractive colours. But who needs 20 lipsticks and 10 eyeshadow palette at the same time? What is the stuff that you hoard the most?

How to solve this: Set a quantity limit of the product you hoard. For example, limit yourself to having 5 lipsticks only. Do not purchase new lipstick until you toss one of it out. That way you only top up a new product when your existing one finishes. 
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Aug 22, 2016

[Recipe] Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake

That is a mouthful word for a simple jelly recipe. Let's put the fancy name aside, this recipe is actually goji seed & osmanthus flower jelly (in a layman term). Now, does it sound easier to make?


Osmanthus flower helps improve skin complexion if taken regularly. It also gets rid of excessive nitric oxide (a compound linked to formation of cancer cells, diabetes and renal diseases. Goji seeds contain Vitamin C, B2, A, and iron. It has been consumed for its antioxidant benefits for centuries in the East. 

You only need 5 ingredients:
  • Unsweetened jelly powder (80g)
  • Honey rock sugar* (Depending on how sweet you like it. If you use pre-mixed jelly powder, you can skip the sugar altogether.)
  • Goji seeds* (half cup)
  • Dried Osmanthus flower* (one and half table spoon)
  • 500ml of water (not in photo, I guess you already know how it looks like)
*You can buy the ingredients from Chinese medicine hall.



Making the jelly takes approximately 15 minutes, setting and chilling it takes about 2 hours. If you don't have a baking mould, you can use square tupperware and cut into cubes when it is ready to be served.

  • First thing first, soak the goji seeds and osmanthus flower for 5 minutes. Wash it under slow running tap water in a strainer until it is clean. 
  • Boil the water in a sauce pan and add the sugar. 
  • Once the sugar is melted, lower the fire and add in the goji seeds and osmanthus flower. Let the goodness of the ingredients seep into the water. 
  • When the water turns brownish yellow, turn off the fire. While the water is still hot (not boiling), add in the jelly powder. Make sure you stir it while adding the powder so that it will be evenly distributed. 
  • Pour the mixture into a mould or Tupperware. And let it cool under the fan. (Optional) Use a small spoon to stir the mixture until it is slightly thicken when it is in the mould. This will distribute the ingredients evenly so they don't flood or sink.
  • Chill it in the fridge until it is ready to be served. 



Some tips, be mild with osmanthus flowers. The more you put in, the bitter it gets. Adjust the sugar accordingly to suit your taste. For the jelly consistency, adjust the jelly powder.


The total cost for me to make a 500ml portion is approximately RM8. If you don't want to make it yourself, you can get the same thing from Tim Ho Wan, which cost RM6.90 for 3 small pieces.


This is not only a healthy option for your dessert, it can also be consumed as part of your beauty supplement since the goji seeds and osmanthus flowers have high antioxidant properties. If you're trying to cut down your kids' intake on ice-cream and cakes, consider this as a substitute.


If you are recreating this recipe, don't forget to tag me on Instagram @QueenJerine. I would love to see your work! Have fun trying!
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[Haul] Burberry Beauty

I've never tried any Burberry beauty products, other than a few swatches of the lipsticks in the store and some sachet foundation tester. There are too many beauty products that I wanted to try, it is a never ending list. So, don't be surprised whenever I mention that I've never tried any of the beauty brands. Burberry is one of it.



Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Foundation (Beige No.26) (RM225)

My Urban Decay daily foundation is hitting the bottom of the bottle and I am looking for another foundation that is equally good to try out. I can't deny that the UD is a good one and I don't mind getting another bottle, but at the same time I would also love to try out new products as well.

The requirement for my daily foundation is simple. It has to be light-weight, don't need setting powder, long lasting and don't oxidize badly throughout the day. You can agree that it isn't hard to find the foundation based on my checklist, but when you get down to the store and shop for it, you can hardly find one. Then I stumbled upon the Burberry as I was checking out the London With Love Heart Palette.

Burberry has a few types of foundation and I find the Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Foundation has the lightest weight and a medium coverage. After trying out for a few days, I find it really hydrating. It doesn't oxidized and doesn't leave the icky feelings on my face. I would say it works better than the UD one. I will give it a few more tries before I can write a separate review for the foundation.

A moisturizing fluid foundation that provides medium coverage and creates a flawless, dewy glow. Fresh Glow Foundation harnesses mirror-flat reflection pearls that instantly enhance luminosity and provide a flawless, dewy glow. True color pigments create a radiant, natural-looking finish wihout hiding the skin. The formula contains Burberry's signature English blend of rosehip, tea, and lavender. The lightweight formula moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and soft. Fresh Glow Foundation features SPF 12 PA+++ to protect against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays and is available in numberous shades to match all skintones.




Full Kisses Lipstick (Coral Red No.525) (RM100)

Lipstick is my biggest weakness. And coral red is my second biggest weakness. When you put both of it in a sleek tube, I couldn't resist. After I get home, I kinda regret getting it because of the packaging. The product does not decline into the tube and the top of the product reveals as it is. Whenever I try to close the cap, I have an insecure feeling that I will ruin the lipstick. The color is great, but it does not last all like the how the product description promises.

Celebrate the Burberry Kisses collection with the new Burberry Full Kisses for bold, long-lasting colour and fuller-looking lips. Designed to hug every contour of the lip, the unique flat-top tip follows every curve as it draws, effortlessly defining, shaping and enhancing from corner to corner. The hydrating formula saturates lips with one vibrant stroke in a rich veil of bold, luminous colour that lasts all day.

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Burberry Kisses Lip Colour (Military Red) (Free gift)

I'm so happy that Sephora dropped this lipstick as a free gift into my purchase. If not, I wouldn't have know how amazing this lipstick is. The thing that I love the most about this lipstick is the texture. It is opacity is buildable, so you can have one color and different variant of it depending on how many layers you wear it. It is in the cutest size that I can imagine. However, the color Military Red isn't my color. I will definitely get this in full size soon! 

A hydrating, effortlessly buildable lipstick that glides on multiple, satin finishes with one shade. This weightless lip color delivers a customizable look, leaving a single touch of color for understated sheen, or you can apply three layers to create intense depth and vibrancy. The rich infusion of satin-finish pigments with shiny polymers offers luminous brilliance. Infused with Burberry's signature blend of rosehip, tea, and lavender, its ultralight texture glides on with maximum comfort white providing continuos hydration.





If you're a lipstick person, I do recommend you to check out the Burberry Kisses Lip Color. It is probably the best product of all the 3 that I've mentioned above. 

By the way, I have a short poll on the side of my blog (or the bottom for mobile phone readers). I really appreciate it if you can answer the poll so that I can focus on the content that you love to read. And do comment below on what are the products, brands or anything that you love to see on this blog. Thank you for reading! 
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Aug 20, 2016

[Review] Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar


Brand: Laneige
Product name: Two Tone Lip Bar (Juicy Pop)
Available at: Althea Online/ Hermo/ Laneige counter
Price: RM68 / RM75/  RM150
  • Harmony of high glossy and semi matte lipstick. Complete moisturizing and gloss lip with new types and colors of 2016 new two tone lip bar.
  • Artistic color match. Upgraded high pigmentation and artists' color match create vivid and vibrant lip makeup.
  • Quick touch gradation. Anyone can create lip makeup by artist's natural auto gradation.
  • Sorbet-like soft and dewy texture. Creamy texture is applied t lip smoothly and make lips gloss.

The product is popularized by the Korean drama Descendent of the Sun. There are a few shades of the Two Tone Lip Bar are seen in the product placement throughout the drama. After the feature, the lipstick is sold out immediately in Korea. 


Texture & finishing
As described, the lipstick creamy and smooth. It does feel that way when applied. The color is sheer with one coat and it is buildable with multiple coats. The color that I picked is called Juicy Pop, which is a combination of yellow and bright pink. Amongst all the colors, this is the brightest and has the weirdest combination. How do pink and yellow looks like if combined together? It is interesting enough to catch my eyes. Laura's review on the same shade also triggered me to pick up the same color. The finishing is creme sheen. 

One coat

Three coats



Staying power
Usually creamy lipsticks don't have long staying power. However, this is one exception. It lasted about 4 hours without any touching up to reapply. It does stain coffee cups. So prepare to reapply after every meal. Generally, I find the staying power is pretty decent and the moisture lasts very long as well. 


What I love about it
The texture is one winning factor. It is creamy, moisturizing and long lasting. Those are the main things I always look for in a good lipstick. The color is also revolutionary. I have never seen shades like yellow and bright pink in one tube. 


What I don't like about it
If you are expecting a nicely done gradient on your lips, it won't happen there. After a few uses, I realized that both the color are from a different spectrum, so you can't get the light to dark ombre effect. However, they make a nice crimson pink color when mixed together. The Two Tone Lip Bar has 14 different shades, I believe those shades that aren't too contrasting can create a better ombre effect. What is worth mentioning also, the retractor of the product works the other way round. One mistake, in opening the product, you may ruin the lipstick. To reveal the lipstick, you have to push the level down and vice versa. It will make sense once you get your hands on the actual product.


Verdict
Yes, I think you should get it. Not only it is a fun and trendy product to try, it is also a very good lipstick by itself. If you are looking for a full ombre go for the shade Maxi Red, Dear Pink or Pink Step. 


Of all the sales point, Althea has the cheapest price (RM68). And if you decide to purchase from there, I have a discount coupon for you. Just follow <<this link>> and register, you will receive RM35 credits in your account. 

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Aug 17, 2016

Top 10 Must-Buy Australian Beauty Product When in Australia



My love for beauty products got serious when I was living in Australia. Australian women take their beauty regime very seriously. Their beauty requirements are lots of SPF, organic and natural ingredients preferred and for makeup products, they look for the simple application and long lasting effect.

My favourite places to shop are Priceline, Walmart and K-Mart for drugstore products, and Myer and David Jones for high-end products. Some of the tips that I can drop here is... for high-end products wait for Boxing Day. Massive sale happens on Boxing Day, even the newly arrived limited edition stuff is up for sale at 70% discount. I wouldn't say that will happen to all the brands & products, but most of the stuff will get price slashed. Normally for pre-Christmas, the brands will throw out a lot of freebies.

Sales person there are very honest. If you purchase before the sale, they will inform you of the sales campaign. I experienced it in Sydney, I wanted to buy a shoe and the sales person advised me to come back at 12am for a 70% discount. In terms of shopping experience, the staff really take care of the customers' welfare, even if you don't purchase from them. You won't get that kind of service in Malaysia.

On a side note, if you would like to migrate to Australia, check out www.simplemigrationsolutions.com.au for the options available to you. The owner is my friend whom I shared a lot of life experiences with when I was in OZ. If you write to them, let them know that Jerine sent you over.

Beauty junkies, I present to you the brands that most loved in Australia...



#1 - Australis
On the top of my list is a makeup brand, Astralis. The brand is originally from Australia, as the name suggested clearly. The product quality is superb. It is as good as Maybelline and L'Oreal. This brand is highly loved by teenagers there for its reasonable price. Items to check out are mascara, Banana Powder, eyeshadow & Velourlips. Students get 25% discount if you register on their site. The counter is available at Priceline, Target, and all major supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths.



#2 - Sugar Baby
If you love tanning, you will love Sugar Baby. And if you don't love to tan, they have a wide range of body lotion and shower gel as well. The brand focus on body products. It has amazing smells and even more amazing packaging. This would be a great souvenir for your bombshell girlfriends. I often mistaken the brand with Benefit from far since they both use the pin up girls concept.



#3 - MOR
MOR is a luxury brand for body products, fragrance and home fragrance. They have wide range of scents and various products to choose from. The price can be steep, after all it is a luxury brand. The best product to try is the lip macaron and their candles. The best scents are lychee flower and honey nectar.


#4 - Bondi Sands
For SPF freaks, check out the Bondi Sands. The brand focuses on sunscreen and they have all types of texture and application that suit you. Whether you had previous experience with sunscreen that is too thick, too oily, not suitable to wear under makeup, no more excuses for you not to wear your sunscreen since there are 50 different types for you to choose. They also have self-tanning and tanning line of products.


#5 - Kora Organics
This brand is the brainchild of Victoria's Secret model, Miranda Kerr. For fans of hers or fans of organic beauty, you should try skincare. The brand is well-loved by a lot of celebrities and beauty bloggers. It might be a brand that is heavily ride on Miranda Kerr's name and fame, but the quality itself is nothing to be doubt of. The products are proudly made in Australia and 100% certified organic.Available at Walmart.


#6 - LUSH
LUSH, a brand which we are all familiar with, is one of the shop that couldn't resist everytime I pass by. And when I leave the store, I will have at least a bathbomb leaving with me. I love LUSH and I know many of you too. It is quite unfortunate for us Malaysian, that the brand didn't have a store here. So, stock up as much as you can when you're there. Also, the store is much bigger and have better selections of products compared to the one in Singapore.


#7 - AESOP
AESOP is not a foreign brand in Malaysia. However, the price is quite steep here. Take advantage of the cheaper price in Australia to try some of their best sellers such as Parsley Seed Antioxidant range, Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste Mask, and Post-Poo Drops. Fun facts, do you know AESOP was born in Australia too? Bet you didn't...



#8 - Pure Paw Paw / Lucas Papaw
In Australia, we call papaya as Paw Paw (or papaw). Isn't it sounds cute? This is the beauty of Australian slang. The papaya ointment is used as a substitute for petroleum jelly. Since petroleum jelly is not entirely safe, especially for kids, the Aussies look for a natural substitute and developed this ointment. It can be used for anything! Rashes, mosquito bites, daily moisturizer, cracked heels, etc. Every household in Australia has one of this for any emergency. Coming from a country which has the highest number of deadliest animals, you know you gotta arm one of this in your home too.


#9 - Natio
Natio is another Australian-born natural skincare brand. I'm not kidding when I say the Aussies love their skincare organic and natural. Natio is one of the best selling skincare brand in Australia. They have makeup line as well if you would like to explore makeup products that made from natural ingredients. Try their facial wash. It is gentle on the skin.



#10 - Nude by Nature
Nude made really good coverage makeup products such as face powder and foundation. For those of you who have sensitive skin and find it hard to find suitable foundation, I do recommend Nude. It is also another popular natural beauty brand that loved by Aussies. I really can't live without the loose powder. It sets my makeup and make my makeup last forever!


BONUS!
Everyone love bonus. Here are some other interesting products you can bring home for extra fun..


#11 - Jelly Belly
Great souvenir for teenager girls. It smells and tastes just like jelly beans. It is cheap and can be bought in bulk. If you have a bunch of teenage girls to "ambil hati", go for this.


#12 - Face of Australia
An Australian made makeup brand. Just like Australis, the Face of Australia is another brand that you can see in most drugstore. This brand duplicates a lot of high end products. While retaining the similar quality, the brand opt for cheaper packaging and branding to offer a lower price for their followers. I love the blush that comes with a brush. Saved me a couple of bucks from buying another blush brush.


#13 - Colour Therapy Nail Polish
This is a Sally Hansen's line which we can't find in Malaysia. The nail polish provides long lasting moisture on your nails and prevents your nails from yellowing. It doesn't harm your nails and at the same time medicate your nail problems such as chapping.



#14 - MNY by Maybelline
This is the daughter of Maybelline. The brand targets younger makeup users. While manufactured under the same roof with Maybelline, the brand offers a younger vibe with its packaging and branding. The Aussies started to use makeup at very young age (around 15), so it is not a surprise to see a lot of brands with a younger look. Get the eyeshadow, blush and lip color. Avoid the face products as it may not be suitable for you (unless you're also around the teenage age).


If you have tried any great Australian products, do share with me in the comment section. I would love to check it out. And of course, if you have any intention to migrate to Australia, go to my friend's website www.simplemigrationsolutions.com.au. She would be more than happy to answer your questions. 
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