Talika Body Shaping Challenge: Zero Stretch Mark Giveaway!

It’s been a while since my last update on the Talika Body Shaping Challenge. On the last update was about me sharing Outfit of The Day which I felt great on the earlier stage of the challenge. In this second stage, I have been using the Talika Shaping Serum and Zero Stretch Mark. I mainly used the Talika Shaping Serum on my belly and Talika Zero Stretch Mark on my bump and  thighs. I have yet to see much improvement from it after using it for more than a month. Maybe it could be just me, it doesn’t mean it will be the same with everyone.

Talika Body Shaping Challenge - Zero Stretch Mark & Zero Stretch Mark Giveaway

This would be the fun part, it’s a GIVEAWAY! Yes, you heard me. There are three of Talika Zero Stretch Mark deluxe size samples (15ml) to be given away. All you have to do is,

1. Like my Facebook below

2. Like Talika Malaysia below

3. Comment below why do you want to win Talika Zero Stretch Mark.

 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Open to Malaysia residents only.
  2. Giveaway ends by 9th February 2014 at 11:59pm (Malaysia Time)
  3. Only one comment per person
  4. Winner will be selected via Fruit Machine and will be announce in my Facebook

 

GOOD LUCK!

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

My SK-II Sampling Experience with Magic Ring

This skin care brand is no strange to many of us for its power pitera from it’s Facial Treatment Essence. SK-II recently been offering sample redemptions throughout Malaysia in their Facebook. I have great stories of how great the essence but personally I have not try it. It’s quite pricey and I wasn’t sure if its worth paying for it. I took the chance to claim for the redemption.

They also have been mass advertising the discovery and miracle of Pitera especially in Youtube.

My SK-II Sampling Experience App

Back to the sampling redemption which is valid till end of this month. Just hover over SK-II Malaysia Facebook and you’ll be able to see the sampling app for redemption. What made me wanted to redeem the sampling not just because of the Facial Treatment Essence but also the Magic Ring.

My SK-II Sampling Experience - Magic Ring

If you wondering what is Magic Ring, here it is. This device totally reminds me of Iron Man but its actually a skin analyser that helps to diagnose your skin deep within. I went for the redemption alone, I couldn’t get a photo on how it is used. Basically, they lift the top rounded part of the Magic Ring and the inside is the screening. They place it close to half of my face and snaps just like a photo.

My SK-II Sampling Experience - 5 Dimensions

Image Courtesy of SK-II

The Magic Magic Ring analyses in 5 dimensions of our skin in terms of our skin texture refinement, firmness power, wrinkle resilience, spot control and radiance enhancement which are the elements to crystal clear skin.

My SK-II Sampling Experience - Magic Ring Analysis

This is my result and according to the analysis, my skin is not doing so well in terms of almost all of the dimensions except for spot control. On the overall analysis result is 28 years old. It has added an additional year which is something I’m not so happy about. The SK-II beauty advisor mentioned that my skin is lack of hydration and I need to work on it by doing mask more often.

My SK-II Sampling Experience - Trial Kit

The session end with the beauty advisor providing me the sample of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 10ml and SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for Men 10ml. The difference between these two essence is that for Men, it is formulated with mint which can be really drying for female’s skin.

I thought this is a great experience to further understand my skin and being beautiful is always a part of us women. This analysis also alerted me that I shall not neglect my skin although I’m acne-free for now. Give SK-II some support by liking their Facebook below and remember to redeem your sample too.

Remember to share me your experience of the sampling after you go for one!

Review: Daiso Eye Brow Pencil in Brown, Triangular Shaped

Brows are perfectly important, they are the frames of your eyes. No matter where I go (unless I’m incredibly lazy/sick) , I would at least draw my brows especially knowing that I have really sparse brows. Filling them in will make my feature look stronger and awaken. Two weeks ago, I picked up this brow pencil from Daiso which has triangular lead. Its nothing new but coming from just MYR 5.00, I’m keen to give it a try because my brow pencil is about to finish too.

Daiso Eye Brow Pencil in Brown 2

It’s basically a brow pencil and there isn’t much information in English. It comes in a blister packaging and there are three shades available grey, dark brown and brown. The shade that I picked is brown which is the lightest shade of all.

Daiso Eye Brow Pencil in Brown - Applicator

When I pick an eye brow pencil, there are two important functions that I look into before purchasing. First that being retractable and second is it comes with spoolie/brush. Why would I look into these functions?

  • Retractable – no fuss on sharpening it, just twist for more.
  • Spoolie/brush – helps to soften/blend the brows after the pencil. Easy without having to use a separate brush.

See where I’m coming which made me purchase this? This brow pencil has the basics that I need. Although its coming from Daiso, it is made in Korea and I have been using brow pencil from Daiso, it has been working great. The triangular lead is suppose to make application easier and I would think it depends on how precise you want your brows to look like.

Daiso Eye Brow Pencil in Brown - Application

To use this brow pencil is simple and easy. You don’t have to follow exactly how I do it, you apply the way you’re comfortable with it. Remember, makeup techniques can be flexible.

  1. Use the flat surface to draw across the brows.
  2. Use the thin side for the end of the brows.
  3. Use the spoolie to soften it for a natural looking brows.

Daiso Eye Brow Pencil in Brown - Lasting Power

Test, test, test on its staying power on me.

  • 8:52AM – Freshly drawn my brows, it looks quite natural. Loving how precise it looks.
  • 11:34AM – My t-zone starts to become oily and the beginning of my brows began to fade away.
  • 1:17PM – At the arch of my brows began to fade too
  • 6:53PM – The beginning and the arch towards the end of my brows faded. No way!

Verdict?

Although it doesn’t seem to last when I did one-day-test, I used it today and it stayed on very well. My brows are still looking great and I think it really depend on your skin type for it to stay on longer. Indeed, this takes much lesser time for me to draw my brows and I’m actually quite happy with it. Not much of a complain for such an affordable brow pencil but the shade is darker from what I expected.

Price: MYR 5.00

Weight: 0.3grams

Availability: Daiso

PROs:

  • Precise drawings
  • Easy two way application

CONs:

  • Darker shade than from the packaging
  • Loses it staying power for oily skin types

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

Review: SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss in Toffee Choco, Not So Sticky Lippie!

Lollipop-like lip gloss are getting trendy for makeup brands from Japan or Korea. This simply promotes how lip gloss can be as delicious, I’m not sure about the taste but I’m pretty sure the scent will be. SilkyGirl has their very own lollipop lip gloss too which is known as SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss and the shade that I have here with me is called Toffee Choco, that really sounds delicious!

SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss in Toffee Choco 2

SILKYGIRL’s new and limited edition Lolly Lip Gloss will do just that – it’ll make you fall in love at first sight with its cute lolly-shape and amazing flavors that will give your lips a delicious pout.

Shine away, lips!

Add a little bit of fun to your everyday look with Lolly Lip Gloss, a deliciously flavored color lip gloss to give shine to lips. This lip gloss is designed to keep lips smooth, supple and healthy while providing some high-shine to lips as the gloss will give lips a shimmering, wet-look effect. Choose from Bubblegum Grape, Naked Cola, Candy Strawberry, Toffee Choco or Fresh Orange. 

Literally, the lip gloss does look similar like a lollipop. The packaging does remind me of those lollipop that I ate when I was a child, looks really cute.  From the ingredients listing, there is alcohol, silica, talc and great thing is its Paraben-free!

SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss in Toffee Choco - Applicator & Swatch

It comes with a doe foot applicator and the shade Toffee Choco is a sheer medium mauve shade with fine gold glitters. Something that I noticed on the packaging, because it shapes like a lollipop where its rounded, it doesn’t stand. Since this shade is called Toffee Choco, it doesn’t have that toffee scent but more of a milk chocolate scent. Its totally a yummy scent!

SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss in Toffee Choco - Application

At first I thought the shade might appear too dark for me and I was wrong, it appears really natural on me, gives such an even color and makes my lips looked healthy. The formula is not thick, it feels light even if I press my lips together, its not as sticky.

SilkyGirl Lolly Lip Gloss in Toffee Choco - Lasting Power

I wouldn’t expect for this lip gloss to last long because the texture is light and transferable but I still wanted to show you how far this lip gloss could go.

  • 8:54AM – I freshly applied it, love how healthy it makes my lips.
  • 11:34AM – Sipping on my morning green tea and before heading to lunch. The lip gloss looks like a lip balm on my lips.
  • 1:17PM – Just got back from lunch, there’s no more lip gloss and I re-applied right after.
  • 6:54PM – I did snacked a little but there is still a thin layer of the lip gloss.

Verdict?

I like this lip gloss! Not just because that it looks cute but I’m loving the light and non-sticky texture. Although it doesn’t last long, we all know that lip gloss doesn’t have much of a staying power. It also made my lips looking healthy and keeping my lips well moisturized.  I can be very lazy on re-applying lip gloss but I don’t mind for this, plus it does have a decent chocolate sweet scent.

Retail Price: MYR 17.90

Weight: 50ml

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Carings, Sasa, major departmental stores and selected pharmacies.

PROs:

  • Light and non-sticky texture
  • Cute lollipop design
  • Healthy looking lips
  • Moisturizing

CONs:

  • Doesn’t stand on its own
  • Doesn’t last

My Rating: 4.5/5

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This lip gloss was provided by SilkyGirl for review purposes, kindly refer to disclaimer.