Zalora Malaysia Online Shopping Haul (December 2014)

♫ Sam Smith - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

11.11 and 12.12 are really good days if you're looking for some sweet online shopping deals.

Take, for example, the recent 12.12 sale event by Zalora, which had items going for RM 12 with 12% off, as well as further discounts on sales items. Of course, being the Zalora stalker shopaholic that I am, I just couldn't resist checking out a few items that had been in my cart/wishlist.

Nature Republic Pastel Mint Nail Polish - Old vs New

♫ Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - 命の名前 ft. Ayaka Hirahara

It should come as no surprise that I have more nail polish than I actually need, but I strongly believe that there is no such thing as having too many nail polishes...

...especially when it comes to pretty pastel mint shades. (✿>◡<✿)

[Beauty Finds] SaSa Double Pencil Sharpener

♫ 규현 (KyuHyun) The 1st Mini Album '광화문에서 (At Gwanghwamun)'

Yes, I'm blogging about a (makeup) pencil sharpener.
No, I'm not crazy - yet.

I was so fascinated by it that I posted an Instagram video when I got home to show how it works opens up.

Review: 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #10 Mojito

♫ Lorde - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

My fondness for anything mint-coloured is still going strong, as well as my love for eyeliners. So what do you get when you dangle the proverbial carrot in the form of a mint eyeliner like this 3CE Waterproof Eyeliner in Mojito in front of me?

Why, an overly excited makeup junkie and a review chock full of raves, of course! :P

3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner

Review: Atomy Herbal Hair Shampoo

♫ 丁当 - 一个人不可能

Are you a fan of herbal products? If you are, you might want to check out this herbal shampoo from Korea!

Review: Secret Key Snow White Cream

♫ 李行亮 - 愿得一人心
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?

That's probably the first sentence you think of when somebody mentions Snow White, right?

Review: Banila Co. The Kissest Tinted Creamy Lip Crayon #04 FC Fuchsia

♫ Fall Out Boy - Immortals

Have you heard of Korean cosmetics brand Banila Co. before? I have read a number of reviews about their products, and it seems pretty good, but have not been able to try any because it is not available in Malaysia. :(

Quiznos Sub @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre

♫ ZHOUMI 조미 - Rewind (挽回) feat. TAO of EXO

Update (2017): Quiznos is no longer operating in Malaysia. :( It's a pity, because their sandwiches were really good.

I bet you're feeling hungry right now just looking at this temptingly juicy sandwich. (¬‿¬)

Follow the #AdventuresOfZumba to find out where and what Zumba's up to next! ;)
If you're a frequent of 1 Utama like me, you'd probably have noticed the new eatery called Quiznos Subs which opened recently, located right opposite Papparich and just a few doors away from TGI Friday's.

Bling It On with Benefit Bling Brow

♫ MIKA - We Are Golden

God Save The Bling! Now, I'm no Brit nor particularly religious, but Benefit's latest (and limited edition) addition to the party definitely has me seeing lots of sparkles.

For the upcoming festive season, Benefit Cosmetics is set to bring on the glamour in a whole new way with their limited edition Bling Brow kits and Bling Brow service to add an irresistable sparkle to both flatter and frame your peepers.

Ha-Ha-Halloween! (ft. Spooky Cute NOTD)

♫ Ragnarok Online BGM

It's that time of the year again, when people roam the night with outrageous costumes/makeup, and adorn their nails with blood-stained tips.

It's 31 October, Halloween! ψ(`∇´)ψ

I'm not one for dressing up on Halloween because #homebody, but it may also be due to the fact that I find the whole idea of celebrating (or rather, just using it as an excuse to go crazy with makeup and costumes) Halloween in Malaysia kinda absurd. It's like... why do we even do it? Absurdity aside, I'm always fascinated by the gory, spooky and downright creative nail art designs that pop up online in October. For last year, I did a very simple Halloween manicure using nail decals, but this year I decided to try my hand at some spooky-cute nail art after watching cutepolish's Ultimate Guide to Halloween Nail Art video.

Thumb to pinky: Dripping blood; Jack-O'-lantern; Frankenstein; twilight graveyard; skeleton.
I picked these 5 designs because they seemed easy enough to do, and also because I wanted each finger to have a different colour, haha!

My favourites are definitely the Frankenstein and twilight graveyard, because the former is really cute and the latter looks gorgeous. Although I have to admit, I cheated by adding a bat nail decal to the graveyard. (¬‿¬) What's Halloween without bats, right?!

Did you do anything special for Halloween, like dress up for a scary party or nail the spooky spirit with a Halloween manicure? Do share! :)

The Big CLEO Shoe Drop (September 2014)

♫ Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

The thing with having a smartphone with limited storage is space that your come to realize that photos take up a LOT of space. I was clearing some photos on my phone a few days ago when I came across these, and thought 'Hey, I should post this up as a reminder to myself, and also to let others know what/how to prepare for next year!'. And yes, I realize this post is more than a month after The Big CLEO Shoe Drop. (⌒_⌒;)

(Picture credit: CLEO Malaysia)
Even before September had arrived, I was pretty excited about the September 2014 CLEO Malaysia issue because they had a limited edition Dipped Row for CLEO exclusive sold at selected bookstores. Then I got wind of the Big CLEO Shoe Drop event and was like 'EMERGERD I NEED TO GET A COPY NOW!' with my friend.

Review: Solone Gel-Like Smoody Eye Pencil in #09 Turquoise

♫王力宏 - 依然爱你

You'll be seeing a few more eyeliner reviews from me, so brace yourselves! :P

Solone Gel-Like Smoody Eye Pencil
I discovered this little beauty during my recent Beauty Expo visit, and was totally blown away when I swatched it on my hand there.

Skin Aqua UV Watery Gel SPF 50+PA+++

♫ Taylor Swift - Red

Aloha! (✿◠‿◠)

The weather has been rather cold and gloomy lately, but sun protection is still very important during the day! We often neglect sun protection when we are indoors and also when it’s cloudy thinking there’s probably not much UV. However, did you know that long term exposure to the sun’s UV rays especially UVA can be damaging to our skin, causing our skin to age prematurely? UVA rays can cause damage the elastin fibres & collagen of our skin causing it to sag and droop. Furthermore, the skin will experience wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. Scary! (ºДº)

Review: Y.E.T. Korea Nail Wrap #03 Rose of Versailles

♫ 张栋梁 精选集

You know I can never resist a pretty rose print, much less on my nails! ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣ *swoon*

I've known about these Y.E.T. Korea nail wrap stickers since last year, but I've never actually done a proper review of them. The brand name Y.E.T. stands for Yes! Enjoy Time; I have hardly heard about this particular Korean brand, but the items on their website look pretty cute and the designs are fairly similar to those from Peripera. I figure they're very much worth mentioning here on the blog, mainly because the nail wrap designs they offer are super pretty!

Beauty14 Expo at KL Convention Centre + Haul

♫ Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars

Over the weekend, I paid a visit to the annual Beauty Expo at KLCC with my friend. It's a huge event where hundreds of local and international exhibitors from the beauty industry converge to showcase and expand their business. Although it's targeted mostly towards those in the beauty industry (e.g. hairdressers, salon owners, spa owners, makeup artists, nail art professionals, etc), the expo is also open to the public. This is good news if you're a makeup/nail/skincare enthusiast looking for some sweet deals. Don't believe me? Read on! ;)

The expo is practically the same every year I've been there, so it's quite easy to navigate around. The halls are divided into different sections, which are Spa & Wellness, Hair Products, Nail Products, and Makeup & Education. They also have region-specific sections, such as Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

(Photo from Beauty Expo website)

Review: OXY Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch

♫ Coldplay - Fix You

OXY has introduced yet another cool innovation for acne sufferers – a hassle-free Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch that effectively fights pimples with a clever disguise.

OXY Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch

BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme – Modern Femininity

For the campaign styling, Jason Wu created a tuxedo that perfectly complemented Gwyneth Paltrow’s personal style, emphasizing her beauty, strength and femininity, and allowing this to shine through. The tuxedo, a piece that will be part of Jason’s Wu first BOSS Womens wear collection, stayed true to the confidence of the BOSS woman, combining femininity and sensuality with its beautiful tailoring and elegant textures - a new modern style for the BOSS woman.

Gucci Première Eau de Toilette

To quote the ever-immaculate Blake Lively, “For me, fragrance is bottled confidence."

Blake Lively, the face of the original Gucci Première Eau de Parfum reprises her role for the new, softer Gucci Première Eau de Toilette. Blake is well suited to Gucci Première Eau de Toilette, observing that glamour does not have to be limited to a big night or grand event. “This new fragrance announces that you have strength and are happy in your own skin. I really love that. It’s for the woman that I’ve always aspired to be. Every day."

Review: CANMAKE Juicy Pure Eyes (Pictorial + Swatches!)

♫ Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars

An eyeshadow trio that can easily give you beautiful shimmery eyes in 3 simple steps without having to blend like a pro? I'm listening......

Yes! With this handy little eyeshadow palette, you literally have everything at your fingertips to create a simple yet beautiful eyemake. I was quite apprehensive at first when these cute little palettes landed on my review desk, but after trying them out, I'm pretty sure these are going to be my eyeshadow buddies for a long, long time.

Review: CANMAKE Stay-On Balm Rouge in #08 Juicy Peony

♫ 伍家辉 - 很自己

Continuing with my CANMAKE review series, today I'll be introducing a new (and current favourite) lip product!

CANMAKE Stay-On Balm Rouge
The Stay-On Balm Rouge series has been part of Canmake's lip product range since they were introduced in Malaysia last year. This year, in addition to the original 7 shades, they have released a new shade for Autumn 2014 called #08 Juicy Peony, which is described as 'an eye-catching vivid pink'.

Review: CANMAKE Perfect Black Eyeliner

♫ 庾澄庆 - 缺口

Hello hello! It's been a while since my last update, huh? (๑>︵<๑) No worries, I'm back, and with a whole bunch of updates/reviews lined up to share with you! (≧∇≦)

CANMAKE Perfect Black Eyeliner
First up, is this Perfect Black Eyeliner from Japanese brand Canmake. To elaborate slightly further, it's a felt-tip liquid eyeliner in the shade 'Strong Black' (as printed on the box). I've previously reviewed a similar brown eyeliner by Canmake, so I was curious to see how this one would fare.

Be Healthy and Slim with De Beauty Reborn Nutri Bifidus!

♫ Super Junior - Let's Dance

I'm pretty sure you all know that cultured milk (yoghurt) drinks contain good bacteria to help your digestive system and care for your intestines. Well, for those of you who dislike the sour milky taste of those drinks, I'm here to share with you a (drink) supplement that not only tastes good, helps to take good care of our intestines, but is also effective in reducing belly bulge, regulating lower-body fat, preventing “aging of internal organs”, plus improving the level of blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids.

It is called Reborn Nutri Bifidus by De Beauty, and it helps to enhance and regulate intestinal bacteria.

Review: Maybelline (New) Lasting Drama Gel Liner in "Black"

♫ Sam Smith - Stay With Me

So here we are - back to my makeup essential and all-time favourite: eyeliner.

Maybelline (New) Lasting Drama Gel Liner
Maybelline (New) Lasting Drama Gel Liner
Normally I'm more of a liquid eyeliner type of gal, but there are also days when I feel like going a little more heavy with the eyeliner ala rocker chick or gothic style. That's when gel eyeliner comes in handy, because they typically stay put on the waterline. Enter the (new) Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, which I purchased - along with another item - to get this awesomely cool notebook/organizer from Maybelline.

Guardian Pharmacy x Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Vanity Bag & Cosmetic Bag

♫ 丁当 - 好难得

Who here loves Hello Kitty? I know I do! (✿◠‿◠)

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the adorable cat without a mouth, Guardian is selling a range of special Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary merchandise consisting of travel-friendly pouches and body care products. I was alerted to the range thanks to Street Love, who bought the manicure set and posted it on Facebook.

Alice in Wonderland 不思議の国のアリスのひみつ e-mook 2014

♫ Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

*Picture-heavy post!

I haven't purchased any Japanese e-mooks for their GWPs recently, so I was really excited to get my hands on this Alice in Wonderland e-mook in celebration of its 150th anniversary. (Amazing how this children's tale has been told for more than a century and a half!) The main reason was because the GWP was a super cute bag shaped like an Alice in Wonderland storybook.

Customized Facial and Slimming Experience With Mayfair Bodyline

[This is a sponsored post.]

Hello, my pretty peeps! ♥ With the recent holidays and Raya festivities, I'm sure more than a few of us are feeling a bit guilty from indulging in a little too much good food, eh? Well, fret not, because Mayfair Bodyline has the perfect solution to help you love yourself a little more! (◕‿◕✿)

With over 29 years of history in the slimming, beauty and spa industry, Mayfair Bodyline is one of Malayia's most established homegrown total beauty salon, with 31 outlets nationwide. Their services merge advanced facial and slimming technologies, professional staff, and cozy well-equipped facilities to provide you with the best treatment and relaxing experience, with results that you will be proud to flaunt.

Review: NYX Black Label Lipstick in "Heather" (BLL 182)

♫ 陈奕迅 - 十年

I've previously shared my review of the Black Label lipstick in Socialite, so today I'll be showing you another one from the same range - Heather (BLL 182).

NYX Black Label Lipstick in "Heather" (BLL 182)

As with all the other NYX Black Label lipsticks, it is packaged in a silvery-black box and plastic casing with black lace designs on the sides. Although the plastic feels quite light, it does the job of protecting the lipstick from occasional klutzy situations and major bumps. One of its most user-friendly points is the clear base, which lets you identify individual shades (if you have several of them).

Review: NYX Black Label Lipstick in "Socialite" (BLL 178)

♫ Magic - B.o.B ft. Rivers Cuomo
If you've read my past reviews of these NYX Black Label lipsticks, it will be no surprise to you that I have nothing but praise for these babies. ;)

NYX Black Label Lipstick BLL 178 Socialite (lauraleia)
NYX Black Label Lipstic
Thanks to a voucher I'd won from Instagram some time back, I managed to pick up a few more of them in my last MySale purchase, including Summer in Hampton, Sweet Prawn, Socialite and Heather. For today, I'll be sharing my swatches and review of Socialite.

Hada Labo Mild & Sensitive Skin Face Wash

♫ B.A.P. - 빗소리 (Rain Sound)

Hada Labo, a skincare brand that is well-known for offering the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients in its skincare products has yet again introduce a new face wash that is ideal for those with sensitive skin. The Hada Labo Mild & Senstive Skin Face Wash completes its face wash product lineup which include Deep Clean & Blemish Control, Hydra & Whitening and Deep Clean & Pore Refining.

Hada Labo Mild & Sensitive Skin Face Wash

Announcement: L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 Winners!

Without further ado, it's time to announce the 5 winners of my L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 giveaway!

Congratulations to the 5 winners, who have won a bottle of L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 whitening day cream for themselves and their BFF!

I have also posted the winners list on my Facebook page, so please message me (Winter Blossoms) with your personal details by 19th August 2014 (Tuesday) so that I can arrange for your prizes to be sent out.

To those who did not win, no worries, you can still go to to receive a mystery gift and free sample! SHARE the joy with your BFF now! Thank you to all who joined, and stay tuned for more giveaways soon! (✿◠‿◠)

GEO HoliCat Lovely Cat Choco Lens from

♫ Boys Republic (소년공화국) - 예쁘게 입고 나와 (Dress Up)

Happy Friday, lovely peeps! (✿◠‿◠)
Are you looking forward to the weekend? I sure am!

Once again, thanks to, I got the chance to try out a different pair of GEO HoliCat lenses. This time around, I picked the GEO HoliCat Lovely Cat Choco lenses.

Review: Etude House My Blooming Lips-Talk in Etude Pink (Limited Edition)

♫ Redbone - Come and Get Your Love
(Warning: Picture-heavy post ahead!)

etude house my blooming lips etude pink limited edition
Etude House My Blooming Lips-Talk Limited Edition Etude Pink
Earlier last month, Etude House released a new, limited edition version of their My Blooming Lips-Talk lipstick in the shade Etude Pink. One look at the promotional pictures (thanks to Michelle's update), and my inner voice had hearts in her eyes while yelling 'Get it! Get it!'.

OXY Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash

Discover the power of charcoal for clear and shine-free skin!

Introducing OXY’s latest Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash, formulated with pharmaceutical grade charcoal from Japan to effectively clean pores, absorb excess oil and purify skin for clear and shine-free skin. The activated charcoal ingredient acts like a powerful 'magnet' on the skin to capture and get rid of dirt, impurities, excess oil and pollution. Activated Charcoal is widely known for its ability to effectively cleanse the skin, unclog pores and remove impurities and dead skin cells. Your skin will breathe a sigh of relief once it has been cleared from all these unwanted impurities.

Shell Presents... Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Collection!

♫ Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling

If you have friends who are Hello Kitty lovers (like moi), then you've probably seen these cute little Hello Kitty figurines popping up on your social media feed.

Laneige 20th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Sets

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Laneige is offering its fans limited edition sets and makeup items, which will go on sale for a limited period only.

[Winner Announcement] Winter Blossoms x LoveShoppingholics Circle Lens Giveaway


It's time to announce the winner of the Winter Blossoms x LoveShoppingholics circle lens giveaway! (๑>◡<๑)

Congratulations to Diana Giselle S. on being the lucky winner! You get to pick a pair of circle lens of your choice from! Diana, kindly check your email inbox and reply my message within the next 48 hours with the required information in order to claim your prize. (✿◠‿◠)

Thank you everybody for joining, and please look forward to more exciting giveaways from my blog! (◕‿◕✿)

Review: K-Palette 1 Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner (Super Black)

♫ JYJ - Back Seat

お早う みなさん!(Good morning, everybody!)

Today's post will be something I'm super passionate about - eyeliner! Have I ever mentioned that my HG eyeliner is K-Palette's eyeliner? No? Well, now you know. (˘ v ˘) Anyway, from the moment I saw this baby at SaSa, I knew it was time to retire my old faithful (1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner) since it was already running dry, and let its adorable pink successor take its place.

[Giveaway] WIN! L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 for You and Your BFF

Edit: Giveaway is officially closed!

Remember my L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 review?

Well, it's time for you and your BFF to discover its amazing results! L'Oreal has kindly agreed to sponsor 10 bottles of their latest White Perfect Total 10 Whitening Day Cream to give away to 5 of my lucky readers* and their BFF! That's right, that's one each for you and your bestie. (。⌒∇⌒)。

Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in #17 Rose Millésime

♫ 林宥嘉 - 诱

Bonjour, my lovelies! ♥

Did you enjoy the long Raya weekend? I sure did; it was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and discover new places. Talking about discovering new things, I'm glad to have found this gorgeous Bourjois lipstick, which was one of the items I won from Bourjois Malaysia's contest. (✿◠‿◠)

Review: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in #210 Unapologetic


I finally got my grubby paws on this Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm! *dances a mental jig*

Look, the balm and background matches with Zamba!
To be exact, the Revlon Matte Balm in shade #210 Unapologetic, which I had been eyeing since practically forever (okay, not forever, more like since it was released) but never got around to buying it because a) I didn't want to buy it at full price (⌒_⌒;) and b) it's usually sold out at most places. So imagine my happiness when I managed to track it down at The Curve's Guardian pharmacy last week when they were having the Buy 1 Free 1 promotion. ψ(`∇´)ψ

July 2014 Big Bargain Beauty Haul

♫ B1A4 - 내가 뭐가 돼

Now, who doesn't enjoy retail therapy? Even the most spendthrift of us enjoy it once in a while, and when you manage to score a good bargain, the #AchievementUnlocked feeling is just amazing. Anyhow, let's get on with the haul, most of which I managed to get at a fraction of their original prices. (¬‿¬)

(Warning: Long post with a fair amount of pictures!)

CLIO Warehouse Sale

The distribution company for CLIO (and Peripera) was having a warehouse sales, and when I saw that their Twisturn and Gelpresso eyeliners were going for 70% off, I could hardly stop myself from screaming in front of the laptop screen.

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Artisan Brush Introduction + Workshop

I admit, I'm not much of a makeup brush person. I prefer using my fingers to apply my base makeup i.e. foundation, BB cream, CC cream, concealer, etc. However, after attending the Artisan Brush workshop at the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Pro Boutique @ Sephora Starhill, I am now convinced that I need to start investing in some good brushes, as they not only help to save time and money, but also provide a smoother and faster makeup application.

Review & Giveaway: GEO HoliCat Barbie Cat Hazel Lens from


Meow! (Hello!)
As promised, I have a new circle lens review, as well as a giveaway in this post. So please do read on and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a pair of circle lenses of your choice! (◕‿◕✿)

Edit: Giveaway is officially closed!

Continuing my GEO HoliCat series review, this time I want to share with you my thoughts of the GEO HoliCat Barbie Cat Hazel lens, once again kindly provided by for review.

Review: Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Brown

♫ Aloe Blacc X David Correy - The World Is Ours

Whether it is to perfect that alluring cat-eye, or the geometric details trending right now, Maybelline's new Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision eyeliner gives you better control and precision.

An improved version of the original Hypersharp Liner (which only came in one shade - Black, and had a 0.05mm tip), the new Hypersharp Liners come in 3 shades (Intense Black, Soft Black, and Brown) and boasts a 0.01mm tip, the first and thinnest in Malaysia.

Germany Finally Götze It (ft. Germany #NOTD)

♫ Luke Bryan - Play It Again

Finally, after 12 years of waiting (since 2002).

Germany are the champions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup!
Photo credits

I'm Walking On Rainbows!

♫ 에릭남 (Eric Nam) - 눈, 코, 입 (Eyes, Nose, Lips) English Acoustic cover version

... more mundanely known as my July [mini] Zalora haul. (⌒_⌒;)

On Tuesday, Zalora had a storewide free shipping event going on, so I popped on over to see if any of my wishlist items were on sale, and also to check on any interesting new items. I spotted five two items (gotta limit my online shopping yo) that I added to cart and just couldn't bear to remove, but luck was on my side because I'd managed to get wind of a code that gave me 21% off all purchases. Checkout, cash-on-delivery, submit order, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Went To The Bathroom, Missed 3 Goals #BrazilvsGermany

Well, not really. Only missed the first goal because we got the wrong channel. (¬_¬)

Just need a little break from my regular beauty posts because I cannot contain my #feels about the Brazil vs Germany semi-finals match just now.