Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

♫ 冯允谦 - 我好想你

Aaaahhh, the day when you can almost literally see hearts floating around all over the place.

Valentine's Day is here again, and while I won't be presented with a huge bouquet of overpriced roses and a romantic candlelit dinner, I'm still dressing up my nails and planning a cute outfit to have a good evening with my friends. :)

I'm calling this the Valentine's Day Pink Bunnies manicure. (✿◠‿◠)

The bunny glitters are from Etude House's Sweet Idea Bunny Nails set, nail sticker (mid) is from Bloop, and the nail polishes used include those from Dolly Wink, Bloop, Model's Own, Sephora and Daiso.

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥
It doesn't matter if you're happily taken, or single and available; all you need is love, right? ;)

Review: Chu Lip Lip Balm in Arabian, Floral Shower (Purple)

♫ 林俊傑 - 手心的薔薇

Tulip? No, it's Chu Lip! ( ˘ ³˘)♥

With the new Chu Lip, applying lip balm is fun, unique and amazingly kawaii! Mentholatum's latest offering is not only functional and cute, it's also a play on words - 'chu' チュッ means kiss in Japanese, and is the perfect description of this quirky cute lip balm which perfectly kisses your lips. Add to that its fun dome-shaped design and sweet pastel colours, and you'll never forget to apply your lip balm!

Chu Lip lip balm range
All Chu Lip lipbalms are formulated with a delicious blend of recipes as well as enhanced with moisturizing ingredients of Olive Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil and Rose Hip Oil for happy and healthy lips. The Chu Lip lip balm range comes in 4 pretty pastel colours with its own unique fragrance:
  • Paris, Perfect Memories (Pink) - sweet raspberry and peach
  • NY, Brilliant My Way (Red) - fruity apple, ginger and tea rose
  • Arabian, Floral Shower (Purple) - floral rose, germanium and clove
  • Nordic, Fancy Nostalgia (Green) - refreshing orange, lime and mango
Chu Lip purple Arabian, Floral Shower
I have here the purple Chu Lip which is Arabian, Floral Shower. It is the only one that has a floral scent (rose, germanium and clove) with a slight tinge of sweetness.

Kinda looks like a lychee or longan, haha!
The ergonomic sphere-shaped balm enables you to apply it in a single 'kiss', and the wide round surface allows you to apply a sufficient amount each time. It is quite big, fitting snugly in the palm of my hand, and the container is smooth, matte plastic with a screw cap closure.

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I like how easy it is to apply the lip balm without having to use a mirror. (Well, okay, for lip balms you usually don't have to, since it's clear/transparent, but I really dislike getting lip balm on the skin outside my lip line.) The balm is moisturizing, and doesn't feel sticky or heavy on the lips. The sweet floral scent is lovely, although I am still not a big fan of the slightly cooling menthol feeling. (⌒_⌒;) This Chu Lip definitely gets a thumbs up from me!

Just look at it! For a person who loves anything cute and pastel, this Chu Lip lip balm ticks all the right boxes, and then some. Not only does it make applying lip balm fun, the cute container can be displayed as a decorative item on your desk, a reminder to apply it every once in a while. (✿◠‿◠)

Chu Lip range
The Chu Lip (7g) lip balms will be available at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets at RM25.90 each.

*PR sample

Papulex™ Anti-Blemish Gel for Localized Spots

♫ Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Have you heard of this brand called Papulex? Prior to its arrival on my doorstep, I had never heard of it, so I did a little bit of Googling and found out a bit more about this brand and their products. Papulex is a dermocosmetic range that focuses on improving skin's appearance, reduce breakouts and pimples, while ensuring skin appears healthy and revitalised, using its unique Power of 3 triple-action formulation.

There are a number of things that can cause acne:
  • Inflammation
  • Acne-causing bacteria
  • Excess oil
  • Blocked pores
The Papulex™ Power of 3 is clinically proven to optimize acne management. Its unique triple-action formula tackles the 3 main root causes of acne (bacteria, sebum, and inflammation of acne), and includes
  1. EU Patented ABA Technology - Reduces acne-causing bacteria
    The ABA (Anti-Bacterial Adhesive substance) technology is unique to Papulex™, and works as a barrier to stop bacteria from attaching to skin cells, at the same time blocking them to reduce infection. 
  2. Nicotinamide - Controls inflammation and calms breakouts
    Early treatment of inflammatory pimples may significantly reduce acne mark and scar risk. Nicotinamide/Niacinamide is a natural molecule derived from Vitamin B3, and has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce skin inflammation.
  3. Zinc PCA - Reduces skin oiliness and shine
    Zinc is a well-known ingredient used in reducing sebum production. In Papulex products, zinc is combined with L-PCA, which is produced naturally in the body to regulate sebum production without causing skin dryness.

Papulex™ has recently introduced its anti-blemish Papulex™ Gel, a transparent gel that provides intensive anti-blemish skincare for localized spots on face and other small areas on the skin. Fragrance-free and paraben-free, the Papulex™ Gel is suitable for night and day use. It is also non-photosensitizing, meaning that it helps to prevent damage from sunlight/UV rays on the skin.

The gel has a lightweight consistency, and applies clear on the skin. A tiny dot is sufficient for most acne/blemish spots, so you don't have to worry about using it up too quickly. Although it is stated as fragrance-free, it does have a barely detectable, slightly... medical scent. Doesn't affect the gel's functions or bother me in any way, but I figured it needs a small mention. :)

The Papulex™ Gel (40ml) is made in France, and retails at RM52.80. Available at all local and leading pharmacies, as well as selected clinics nationwide.

For optimum acne-management results, the Papulex™ Gel can be used alongside other Papulex™ range of products:
  • Papulex™ Moussant Soap-Free Cleansing Gel (150ml), RM72.50
  • Papulex™ Oil-Free Cream (40ml), RM65.00
  • Papulex™ Lotion (125ml), RM90.00

*PR sample

Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens from LoveShoppingholics

♫ WaT - 夢の途中

Phew! Is it February already? (・□・;)

This time around, I'm happy to share my thoughts on this particular pair of contact lenses from LoveShoppingholics.com - the Vassen Kayo 3-Tone Gray.

Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens
Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray
Origin: Made in Korea
Diameter : 14.5mm (enlargement effect 16mm ~18mm)
Water Content: 45%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal

So much love for LoveShoppingholic's packaging
Information on bottle label
The lenses come in a small sealed glass vial each. Opening sealed vials are more of a hassle than blister packs, but these were fairly easy to remove and I managed to not damage my nails or fingers, lol.

Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens
The Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray lenses have a thin, irregular black outer ring, while the inner design is a thicker ring of irregular light gray-green with sparse random blue flecks, and a clear circle in the center. Although it is stated as 14mm, to me it looks more like a 15~16mm (iris-enlargement) lens.

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To be honest, when the LoveShoppingholics team recommended me this pair of lens, I was quite skeptical, as the colour and design isn't something I'd usually pick. However, I decided to give it a try, and hey, it turned out be amazing! This proves that they do know the products that they sell, which is a small but vital detail. (◠‿◠) I got quite a few compliments when wearing them, plus they look great in photos as well. Proof below. #win
Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens
This is definitely an iris-enlargement lens, as you can see it fully covers the white space under my natural iris. Even though you can see a sort of white circle between my natural iris and the lens' black outer ring (which looks weird up-close, I know), it actually looks very pretty when seen in person, and of course, in photos.
I love how it gives the wearer a very unique look without seeming too unnatural. On me, it somehow has a greenish tinge mixed with the gray, which I find suits me perfectly. Oh, and did I mention it photographs very well too? (๑>◡<๑)  Most importantly, they are super comfortable to wear, even with the larger diameter. They don't irritate my eyes, and I could wear them for up to 8-9 hours without having to use eye drops.
You can purchase the Vassen Kayo (and many other) series from LoveShoppingholics.com, as well as a huge range of other contact lenses, cosmetics and fashion accessories. What's more, they have FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50, and a free animal lens case with every pair of circle lens! (。✪‿✪。)
*This item was sent to me by LoveShoppingholics.com for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.