The world has become smaller, no it hasn’t shrunk in size… but now everything has become so accessible with a click and a touch. I remember following my mother to the ‘supermarket’ when i was young to look at cosmetics (that’s what we called Printemps and Jaya Jusco when I was a kid )…I can remember her using Max Factor, Shishedo and Kanebo ,mostly Asian brands as they were easily accessible here in Malaysia. And I was always awed at the glass display cases showcasing all their lovely offerings to women young and old alike… however now that I’m older I hardly go to the mall let alone a supermarket to shop for my cosmetics… it’s all nearly done in my kitchen, home to my trusty laptop.
I shop for brands local or foreign at the comfort of my home, if i need to find out if a lipstick or eyeliner will work for me ..i read reviews from others who have tried these items before..same goes for skincare.. I rely on reviews a lot to get my information and even though i do know that not everything suits everybody across the board, i have gotten savvy enough to make an educated guess.
So just where to I do get my beauty products from ? As far as Malaysia goes, you can never go wrong with HiShop… when I think of them a few words come to mind… trust, customer service and careful and quick delivery. I’m always amazed on how quick my purchases arrive, so I never have to wait long to enjoy my goodies.
Anyways HiShop must love me as much as I love them because they sent me a whole box of beauty goodies @ HiShop August Beauty Box. I love receiving treats, this time i had no idea what was coming, so it was so exciting to tear open the packing as soon as the parcel arrived.
These powder masks… yes Powder masks are made from Yellow Pumpkin or otherwise known as the Autumn Squash. The mask does not come saturated in the serum/essence as with traditional masks which makes sense as being powder masks they will disintegrate if saturated in liquid too long.
So I’m loving the masks, I like the texture, i like that it moisturizes my face without leaving a sticky feeling on my skin. And the price is just right at RM 9.90 a sheet on HiShop. I wish I had pictures to show you but I’m one of those people who look really odd with a mask on ( you’ll get an inkling in an instant )
Next up, something to keep those black and whiteheads in order with SkinMiso’s Pore Beauty Nose Pack.
The cotton swab did not do that good a job though so instead of getting my trustee extractor, i used my fingers to pinch my nose instead. The good news is that SkinMiso also has a Comedo Remover – RM 49.00 at HiShop.
Ok..so I would love to say enough about noses for the day, but I cant !!! Because next up is something to tease and tingle our Olfactory senses.
Were you one of those kids who had zits growing up? I f you were anything like me then you’d probably be very familiar with Tea Tree Oil. I used to dab it on my pimples and the smell relaxed me so that i used to get a lot of good nights sleep as a teen. But Tea Tree Oil does so much more then treat acne… it’s great for congested noses when you have the flu. Just drop a few drops into a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. I note that it’s also good if you have Athlete’s feet ( glad i dont have that ) and you can also use it to treat Vaginal Yeast ( Oh the V word 😛 ) and scarring and bites. So looks like I have quite a few uses for this one.. for now a drop on the kiddos pillows when they have the flu would be just great.
Finally for my favourite of all..as in the saying Keep the best for last.. i have done just that..so if you’re already gone through my long diatribe and arrived here..then you’re in for a lovely surprise 🙂
My camera does not do this jar justice… if you could fall in love with a jar then this would be it.. I just wish i had a more pixelated camera that could show you how gorgeous the jar is. But enough on the jar.. I’ve said jar one too many times, no?!!!
Oh yes!! This one’s definitely a keeper. It was hydrating.. i applied some onto my facial skin and I did not get any breakout’s even though it was rather heavy.. oil absorbed quite well though with a mild sheen after… Priced at RM 119 on HiShop for one jar or RM 249.00 for 2 Dermafal Placenta Serum Complex with Squalene (2 Jars) + FREE Dermafal Organics DNA Repair Cleansing Lotion.
So Ladies & Gentlemen (yup) I hope you’ve enjoyed this read… I’m going to call it a night but not before a big shout out of Thanks to the lovely folks at HiShop who were so generous to share these amazing beauty products with me.. if you think I’ve been looking a little extra radiant lately..you know why !!!
But before I sign off, a little treat for those of you who will be doing a little screen shopping at HiShop in the near future.. Do key in Discount Code : HS20 at checkout to enjoy RM 20 off against purchases of RM 100 and above. This code is valid until 31st December 2013 so do share the news and joy around.
Until later.. here’s to a lovely week ahead !!! Muahhs