Learn to Blog

July's Althea Beauty Box- Save Our Skin (S.O.S) Box Review

Our crazy weather lately has prompted me to switch up my skin care in accordance to the weather. we all know getting a brand new set of skin care can be incredibly costly, but this may not be the case at all through Althea


If you haven't already known, Althea is the leading KBeauty site which carries over 150 Korean beauty brands. We no longer need to admire Koreans' flawless skin, in fact, with just a few clicks on Althea, we too can have imported Korean beauty products delivered straight to our doorstep. How cool is that!

One of the main reasons I love shopping on Althea is that, other than selling individual products, they also release 2 - 3 curated beauty boxes each month that addresses different skin concern! Unlike those normal beauty boxes you've seen overseas, you only buy these beauty boxes if you like them! There's no commitment to subscribing for a monthly, quarterly or yearly payment to get these beauty boxes. Do note though, these Althea boxes are only released in limited quantities and they sell like hot cakes!

I was over the moon when I was informed that I have managed to snag myself one for the month of July. July's Althea box was named S.O.S box and all of the products that came with the box are targeted towards angry skin which is absolutely perfect for calming my skin amidst the grueling heat! 


July's Save Our Skin Althea box also came in the prettiest pale pink box! 
All of these products are imported from Korea so rest assured that all of the products that you're getting are 100% authentic! 

The S.O.S box consists of 8 actual size products

Mamonde 
AC Balance Spot Patch 
It's a transparent film-type spot patch that covers and soothes breakouts. 
Infused with Salicylic acid and willow herb extract that unclogs pores and soothes skin irritation.



ETUDE HOUSE 
Sweet pudding Tone Up Cream Moisture 50ml
Other Etude house products can be found at: http://ph.althea.kr/catalogsearch/result/?q=etude+house
This product restores skin's oil and moisture balance with Hyaluronic acid, Shea butter and strawberry and soothes the skin with chia seed, centella and hattuynia cordata. 



INNISFREE
Real Mask Peppermint
This peppermint-infused clay mask deeply cleanse our pores like a clay mask while peppermint calms the skin. 

TONY MOLY
The Chok chok No-wash Green Tea Cleansing Water 300ml
Other Tony Moly products can be found at: http://ph.althea.kr/catalogsearch/result/?q=tony+moly
Made with pure green tea extract, this cleansing water removes skin impurities without stripping skin's natural moisture barrier. 

SKINFOOD
Fresh Apple Cooling Gel 90
Other products from this range: http://ph.althea.kr/fresh-apple-toner
http://ph.althea.kr/fresh-apple-pore-pack
This 90% Fresh Apple Extract gel cools down and hydrates irritated/dehydrated skin. 
Can be used on the face and all over your body. 
Lightly scented to provide your body with a refreshing and yet aromatic experience upon application.

REAL SKIN
Healthy Vinegar Skin Toner _ Makgeoli
Available at: http://ph.althea.kr/healthy-vinegar-skin-toner-makgeoli
Made with fermented rice extracts to nourish and soothe irritated skin. 
It's great for balancing out skin's pH after a face wash while also gently exfoliating the skin. 

HANYUL
Pure Artemisia Watery Calming Sheet Mask
Other sheet masks can be found at: http://ph.althea.kr/catalogsearch/result/?q=mask
Baby mugwort extracts calm and reduces redness on the skin. 

PURE SMILE 
Choosy Lip Pack (2 each) 
White pearl + Purple pearl
Enriched with vitamins, this moisturising lip patch nourishes and repairs dry, cracked lips while you sleep. 
It's infused with Grape extract, cactus flower extract and shea butter that prevents your lips from cracking while revitalizes it. 

And here's my updated skincare routine to adapt to the hot and humid that's been bestowed upon us recently.

Just because the hot has been extra unforgiving lately, I've been using sunblock more religiously than ever. For that reason, I've been extremely diligent with my double cleanse. 


I use the TONY MOLY CHOK CHOK NO-WASH GREEN TEA CLEANSING WATER as my first step of cleansing. 

I just drop a few drops of this on a cotton pad and swipe it across my face! 



This one step cleansing water takes away all the dirt and grit on my face with just a few swipes! 
I'd recommend placing the cotton pad on your eyelids for a good 10 seconds to prevent tugging your skin unneccesarily. 
I must say, I am really impressed with how fuss-free this cleanser is! 
I no longer have to use a separate eye make up remover as this takes away stubborn waterproof mascara like a dream without stinging my eyes at all! 
This product is gentle enough to be used on the eyes and lips area. 
This product also leaves my skin feeling incredibly hydrated. 

Of course, I'll have to follow up with a double cleanse. 



Once I pat dry my skin, I am ready for a skin treat! 
I love giving my pores a thorough cleanse 2-3 times a week. 
But people with dry skin may have to reduce it to once per week depends on your skin condition. 


This INNISFREE PEPPERMINT REAL MASK is such a treat to my skin in this hot weather. 
Did you know that our skin produces 10% more oil with every 1 degree increase in temperature? 
That's why it is important to calm my skin at the end of the day, to bring my skin back down to its usual temperature. 
And for this reason, I love using this clay mask as it kills 2 birds with one stone. 
Not only it pulls out all the gunks in my pores without stripping away skin's moisture, the refreshing pepperming also leaves my skin feeling really cooling. 

You will be able to feel bits and pieces of green tea particles mixed in the clay. 
And I love using them to gently give my skin a scrub at the end of my 10-15 mins masking session.
It's really cool to see how my blackheads have reduced and skin remains supple after rinsing off the clay mask! 



The Koreans have been really crazy about toners. 
They even named toners as "skin" in Korean, indicating how crucial it is to use a toner to "restore our skin" after each face wash. 
I personally love gently exfoliating facial toners as this type of toners helps a lot with pigmentation and texture issues as it gently lifts away dead skin cells to speed up skin cell renewal. 
And this toner from REAL SKIN with fermented rice extract has quickly become my holy grail toners! 
Fermented rice extracts is also a big trend in the Korean Skin care industry after the success of SK-II fermented extract! 
I love how I could easily balance my skin's pH, gently exfoliates my skin and shrink my pores all in just one step! 
For those who are keen to try out SK-II but are horrified by the huge price tags should give this a go! 


I'd normally use a sheet mask on an alternate days to replenish my skin with the moisture it's lost to the environment throughout the day. 
I've really enjoyed using the HANYUL PURE ARTEMISIA WATERY CALMING SHEET MASK so far! 
The thin cotton fiber sheet mask is drenched in essence and it adheres perfectly onto all the nooks and crannies on my skin! 
Leaving it on my skin for a good 15 minutes is akin to feeding my skin with a few litres of water, my skin looked instantly plumper and more radiant. 
I've even noticed the red angry spots on my face to have calmed down by a ton! 
I highly recommend anyone with irritated and angry skin to try out this one! 

I'd normally seal all the hydration from the mask with a moisturiser, but in a hot day, my best bet was this SKINFOOD APPLE COOLING GEL
Gel texture products have always been my favourite for me, the oily skin gal. 
This lightweight gel absorbs into the skin in no time without leaving any sticky residue behind. 
This product is also ideal to be used all over our body in place of our usual tacky body lotion! 
Not only does it hydrates the skin, the cooling gel also cools down our body temperature immediately, making us feel extra comfortable during those hot and sticky days! 

On days where I have spots, I'd been relying on this MAMONDE AC BALANCE SPOT PATCH to get rid of the spots in the shortest time possible! 



These acne patches have got to the the thinnest patch I've ever laid my hands on! 
It disappears into the skin once you stick it on, and its incredible waterproof formula makes it stays on for absolutely ages. 
I'd try using it overnight and I've noticed the pus underneath my zits being pulled out all thanks to the gentle yet effective Salicylic acid. 
Some days I'd even use it under make up to prevent exacerbation of those zits from environment aggressors. 
They are so thin that it's completely undetectable on the skin unless you view it up close. 

In the morning, I've also replaced my facial wash with the the TONY MOLY CHOK CHOK NO WASH GREEN TEA CLEANSING WATER.



This gentle formula makes sure all my hard work of moisturising in the evening do not go to waste as it removes grease without drying out the skin. 
However, cleansers generally contain surfactants so I'd recommend rinsing your face with water before proceeding with toner. 



Just like my evening skin care routine, I'd soak up a cotton pad with the vinegar toner and swipe it all across my face to prep my skin for the rest of my skin care! 


I love giving my skin an extra hydration boost in the morning so I'll go on with my second 'skin' by using a hydration mist. 
One tip is to always pat the mist into your skin to enhance absorption otherwise the evaporation would actually take away the hydration on your skin. 



I'd also apply an eye serum to wake my tired eyes and give them a good depuff. 





And lately I'd been appreciating my healthier skin by piling on as little covering products as I could. 
The ETUDE HOUSE TONE UP PUDDING CREAM has been my go to as it evens out skin tone like a cc cream but without the 'foundation like' feeling like many of the cc cream in the market. 
This is definitely the newest no-makeup-makeup trend seen on many Korean girls. 
It's also the secret to smoother and brighter skin without actually putting make up on! 
You're able to expect visibly brighter and clearer skin immediately after application. 
The white-coloured cream gives you a healthy and glowing skin without leaving you looking ghostly. 
On days where I needed extra coverage, I'd use this as a colour correcting base before applying a thin layer of cushion foundation to create that easy and dewy skin look! 


While you're busy taking care of your skin, don't forget to show your lips some love too! 
Our lips are equally if not more vulnerable to the sun!
I'd enjoy putting these PURE SMILE CHOOSY LIP PACK on as part of my evening skincare routine. 
It's gel-like texture sheet clings onto the skin dearly while locking in all the moisture your lips need to look extra juicy and plump! 

I'd leave it on for a good 20 minutes before sealing in the moisture with a layer of lip balm! 
You'll be surprised to see how the lines on your lips have reduced with just one use! 

This S.O.S box is priced at RM107 though all of these products add up to RM320! What a bargain! 
Just like all of the boxes, these boxes are completely sold out by now! 
If you're interested to buy these products individually, just click on the link to each product above! 
And if you'd like to try more Korean beauty products without breaking your bank, stay tuned to these Althea beauty boxes which is released twice a month! 

If you are new to Althea, head over to their website now and sign up to become a part of the quad family to be entitled for an additional RM5.00 discount + RM30 worth of new member discounts!
Sign up now and shop away! 


Learn more about Althea Malaysia from the following:
Althea Korea's Malaysia Website: http://my.althea.kr
Instagram: @altheakorea





Lynnity- Natural Supplements Review

The way to my heart is no doubt through my stomach. 
I love food and I love eating. 

Murad City Skin Series - Official Launch

Are you wearing you sunblock right?

Romantic Dinner in KL - Tamarind Springs

This post has definitely come 10 months late. Hahaha! 
But I guess, better late than never right? 

Dolly Dim Sum @ Pavillion Elite

Referring to my previous blog post here, you would have known that Dolly Dim Sum is no stranger to me, in fact I have raved about my overall experience in my previous blog post. 

Dessert in KL : Croissant Taiyaki @ Pavilion

If you're a fan of croissant, you should look this way! 
The most interesting Asian meets West fusion is now in Kuala Lumpur! 

Brunch @ Jibby & Co.

Read my first blog post about this place here.

Vermicelli Kong Home Noodle House @ Paradigm Mall

A wander in the quiet Paradigm Mall on a Sunday afternoon resulted in an exciting revelation! 

Yeast Bistronomy @ Mid Valley

If you have read my blog here, you would have known that I have visited Yeast for more than once. 
And this time I am back again at Yeast with D for lunch. 

Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate Review

Just hitting the mid of my twenties, I am definitely in desperate need from the lifting department. 
I've been frantically searching high and low for anything that says "anti-aging" or "lifting" because I want to be able to look the way I am now in many many years down the road. 

Laser for Acne: Dual Yellow Laser @ Skin Gym SS2

Having absent from my favourite Skin Clinic for a little longer than I should, along with a sudden increase of stress level in my body, my skin sent me an S.O.S and I knew I'd have to book in another appointment with my trusty therapist / friend at Skin Gym SS2. 

Palsaik Korean BBQ @ Solaris Mont Kiara

I still remember the time when Korean BBQ stores opened like mushrooms after the rain. 
But, not many have survived till this day. 

Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Series ( Monthly and Daily Coloured Lens) Review

If you have witnessed my evolution from my younger self, you would have seen that I used to be all about enlarging coloured lens! 
I love how it elevated just any simple outfit I had on, and I especially adored being asked if I am a mixed race all because I have eyes too beautiful to be just a typical Asian. 

Indobowl @ Tryst Cafe SS15

Strategically located at the bustling town of SS15, TRYST cafe has been operating for many years. The secret to success in the competitive world of cafe business industries? 

Jonlivia Lifestyle Club, SS2 - Grand Opening

Long time followers of mine would have known by now that I am always donning a pair of sweating pants when I am at the gym. I just genuinely love how these pants enhance my workout session by so much and I almost feel like my workout isn't quite as productive if I don't have these pants on! You could also read my review here!

Thai Odyssey Massage & Spa @ The Guest Hotel & Spa, Port Dickson

If you have read my blog here, you’d have known that my previous Traditional Thai Massage Session at Thai Odyssey left me completely rejuvenated and I had since longing for more relaxing sessions like the one I had.

The Guest Hotel & Spa @ Port Dickson

Looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend getaway but don’t want all the hassle that comes with long journeys? Look no further than The Guest Hotel and Spa located in the heart of Port Dickson!

Glowing skin with PRP treatment @ Premier Clinic Bangsar Baru

Who remembers when Kim K posted a selfie of her face covered with blood and shocked the whole world?

Neutrogena's Fashion Debut at the Mercedes Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Festival 2017

3rd of May 2017 marks a historic day for Neutrogena as it witnesses the debut the No.1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand into the fashion world at the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Festival! 

Shakeaway Sunway Pyramid

The UK's favourite milkshake brand has invaded the Egyptian land of Malaysia- Sunway Pyramid! 

Ramadan buffet @ Best Western iCity

The holy month Ramadan is just a couple of weeks away! And I know many people are already making plans at different venues to reward themselves after a long day of fasting! 

MOLPay When You Shop At Lazada- Most convenient payment method

How many of you have been shoving the thought of online shopping at the back of your mind because you feel insecure about all the online payment method? 

Chiangmai/Chiangrai 5D4N - Day 1

Far away from the bustling city of Bangkok, Chiangmai is a quaint little hidden gem with surprisingly so much to see and so much to do! 

Aisan TOP TEAM

Almost everyone who sees me asks me about my hair! "Why is your hair so voluminous?" "How does your hair colour stay on for so long?" "How do you keep such a long hair frizz-free?" How do you style your hair without damaging your hair?" 

ARWIN/BIOCHEM Damascena Rose Whitening Cleansing Mousse

Biochem is an all new brand under the well reputed ARWIN Group. With over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, they are set to be a renown brand in Asia cosmetics industry! 

Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur

Surprisingly, having visited KL at least once a month throughout my entire life, I had never once stepped foot into this giant food/bar chain in KL!

Wild Wild West Pet Fiesta 2017 @ Setia City Convention Center

If you have a pet, and you haven't been to a pet fiesta just yet, you're missing out loads of fun! 

De Era Wellness (DEWS) Launch & Opening of Kota Damansara Signature Boutique

Malaysia's first ever comprehensive aesthetic spa is now launched. Find you way to utter relaxation to unleash that glow from within at DEWS as they focus on preventive and restorative therapy along with personal aesthetic care!

Day to Night Make Up Look with Shizens Visage Collection

Everyone is beautiful in their own way, therefore Shizens has released a new range of products, the VISAGE collection to enhance and reveal every girl's natural beauty.

Blackhead Eliminating Routine with Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

Nobody likes being seen with blackheads plaguing their skin. 

Grand Harbour @ Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

Dim sum places are abundant in our country. But posh modern dim sum dining place are some elusive gems!

Slappy Cakes @ Sunway Pyramid

The first and ever DIY pancake shop has arrived in Malaysia! 

My eyebrow routine with Veet Sensitive Touch

Has anyone ever experienced having awkward eyebrow situation in between your eyebrow salon visits? Or having your skin burnt as a result of eyebrow waxing? 

Gogyo Ramen Dining @ IFC Mall, Hong Kong Central

Founded in the year of 2013 by the reigning International Ramen King  Shigemi Kawahara, GOGYO was born after much anticipation with some of its first stores in Kyoto, Nishiazabu and Nagoya.

Christmas in Hong Kong Day 3 - Mido Cafe, Wong Tai Sin, Tsui Wah and Angel Share

It's the day 3 of my HK adventure! Feel free to read about our day 1 and my day 2!

Casual Chic OOTD featuring Collin Street

Hello all! It's yet another fashion editorial post and here I am sharing 4 different looks I styled with some of the items I have gotten from http://collinstreet.co/ !

Social Place at Silvercord, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bustling city with changes happen almost every single second. While there are people who appreciate traditional Hong Kong dim sum, the youngsters are always eager to experience something new.

Christmas in Hong Kong Day 5 - Australian Dairy Co, Kam Wah, Paul Lafayet,

Read more about my trip here: day 1day 2day 3 and day 4!

Our penultimate day in Hong Kong was again, filled with loads of eating as well as stocking up necessities! 

The Plant Base Skin Care - Nature Solution Range

Did you know that majority of the products in the market composed of mainly water and chemicals? 

Whoosh Grand Opening at Sunway Pyramid

Fun fact: Who knows that I am actually a nerd who is partially blind without my glasses? 

Cheong Kee Noodle House, Macau

Due to the short amount of time spent in Macau, we only managed to try out one restaurant. 

CNY 2017 outfit

I am about two months late now, but it's better late than never. 
So, in this post I will show you how I styled for CNY 2017! 

1. CNY day 1


 I was in Chiangmai during CNY 2017, and that explained my extra layers! 
It was pretty cold in the morning FYI! 
Jacket: H&M 
High Neck Top: Monki 
Shorts: H&M
Flip flop: Fit Flop
Snapback: Nike 


2. CNY day 2


Jacket: Similar as picture 1, from H&M
Bodycon Cold Shoulder dress: Cotton On
Neckerchief: Zara 
Handbag: Michael Kors 
Shoes: Fiorucci 

3. CNY day 3
Top: Zara 
Black pants: Zara ultra stretch mid rise ankle 
Shoes: Aldo 
Sunnies: got it from Hong Kong
Handbag: Michael Kors

CNY day 4
Hat: Chiangmai 
Knit top: Bershka 
Shorts: H&M 
Shoes: Fiorucci 
Sunnies: Hong Kong
Brown Belt: Uniqlo
Black watch: Casio Sheen

CNY day 5

Top: Zara 
Choker: Lovisa 
White jeans: H&M
White watch: Michael Kors 
Bangle: Fossil 


Professional Blog Designs by pipdig