Saturday, June 24, 2017

Natural Makeup Look with 1028 Visual Therapy Makeup Collection | Tutorial + Review

السلام علىكم

Hi! How's Raya preparation going?? Omggg Rayabis tomorrow! My Raya this year is going to be a whole lot different with the presence of our baby Amaan Arjuna! hehe. It's going to be challenging too! haha

Therefore I will opt for a quick, simple and natural looking makeup look this Raya! FYI, I am especially collaborating with 1028 Visual Therapy cosmetic, a Taiwanese brand to create this look. you can find all the products mentioned at watson!

Watch me doing the makeup aka so-called tutorial below. It's my first time recording a video like this so pardon my noob video okay haha.


Products Reviews

1) Moisture Infusion CC Essence Cream SPF30 PA++

Packaging: 
Comes in a typical plastic tube that is light and thin, easy to fit in a makeup bag.

Texture:
Creamy. Glides smoothly on the skin but doesn't make your face feel sticky after application which I love!! Even though it claims to be hydrating to the skin, it doesn't finish looking like so - it is more matte, feel powdered than I would expect it to be.

Scent:
It has a very strong fragrance; perfume-y which I like! hehe. Some people might not like it but huhu I am a sucker to great smelling products.

Product:
I'd say the coverage it provides is sheer; feels like skin but it really brightens my dull complexion and even out my skin tone. It can used underneath a foundation if you want a higher coverage but I'd still use it individually because it feels lightweight on the skin even after few layers. oh yes, the layering really help to increase the coverage if you need it :)

2) Longwear Eyebrow Definer

Packaging:
Dual end; one with the product which is in rhombus shape or I would call it like khatt (Islamic calligraphy) pencil hehe, the other end is the spoolie brush.



It also comes with a sharpener for that special shape but is pretty useless to me because I just couldn't figure out how to use it haha.

Texture/Colour: 
the lead quite not too creamy, sturdy with just the right softness to draw and fill in the brow and is in soft dark brown in colour.

It really helps to seamlessly create that natural brow look. Major loveeeeee!!

3) Mont Blanc Eyeshadow Kit

Packaging:
cute metal box with mont blanc desserts <3

good quality mirror. (Y) comes in 6 pretty earthy tone.

the applicator provided is the spongy tips and a brush tip.

Texture/Pigmentation:
The first eyeshadow from the left is the only matte finish eyeshadow on the pan; the 2nd from left is the most shimmering eyeshadow while the others are all give metallic-y finish. It is not the smoothest eyeshadow but is still soft and not chalky. pigmentation is so-so but is great to create a subtle elegant yet natural look. I personally feel this kit will be great for beginners!

3) Infinity Longwear Black Eyeliner

Applicator:
It comes with a brush tip which is very thin and flexible.

Product:
The brush is great for creating precise lines. From the picture, I showed how thick a single stroke can create. The ink dries instantly after applying and it is totally smudge proof! it's water proof too! this one will be great for beginners too; I strongly recommend!!

Thin line

A more dramatic thick line

4) Miracle Extension Mascara

Wand/Brush:
The curved brush makes it easy to reach all lashes without any contact to the skin. however it doesn't separate the lashes well and they tend to clump. i had to manually separate my lashes with toothpicks haha.

Product:
The product is not so wet, quite velvety and is very sticky making the lashes tend to clump together. I like how black the product is. It made my lashline looks thick and bold. I was expecting there'll be like the fibres in since the product's name has extension word in it however there's none and I don't find it extends my lashes. smudge and water proof but is very easy to remove; can just use warm water to take it off.

5) Ultimate Oil-Control Powder 

Packaging:

Cute lil' compact (just a palm size) in pink is made from plastic and comes with a good quality mirror. 

Product:
Very soft texture and it is super matte that really helps with the oil control as it claimed. my T-zone definitely needs this and it lasts through out the day. it increase the coverage too!

Credit to: 
The Butterfly Project @butterflymsia
1028 Visual Therapy @1028_my


Thanks for being here!
Till next time!
Eid Mubarak and happy holiday in advance! 
XOXO

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Neutrogena Fashion Debut - Happy Skin 24/7 Collection



Congratulations to Neutrogena for its fashion debut! It is a fashion that celebrates the joy of healthy skin! With the Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion collection, a series of 30 designs presented at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival (MBSTYLOAFF) 2017. See their Happy Skin 24/7 Deep Clean Cleansers Range in my previous post too. 


Created by local fashion designers Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee, the Happy Skin 24/7 collection interprets the happy mood that one exudes with healthy, great-looking skin. 


Through the fashion collection, every Malaysian woman can count on Neutrogena® to put her best face forward. 




Watch Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion debut at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival 2017 online! Details at Neutrogena® Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram:


Thanks for reading!
Until then.
XOXO

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Raya Shopping | Althea Raya Goodies!

السلام علىكم

Hello Everyone!

Ramadhan is here already! Happy Ramadhan! Ramadhan Mubarak!

Soooooo that means Raya is cominggg real soon! woot woot! how exciting!

..and that also means there'll be Raya sales and shopping and goodies! haha. 

Our favourite K-beauty stuff 'personal shopper' site which is none other than Althea is also joining the fun during this Raya festive season with their Althea Raya Goodies! 

What's Althea Raya Goodies??!!

1) The Limited Edition Althea Raya Box


They now come in green! nice!!

If you don't already know, Althea box is a very good quality sturdy box and is useful for a lot of things especially organizing your stuff!! 



I didn't get to collect all the limited edition boxes that they come out with but look at my collection of Althea boxes as of today!! muehehe. I love themmmm!!

Can't wait to add 'green' to my collection! XD

2) Raya Giveaway Festival


There's also this giveaway by Althea! whattttt!!!

I was told how it works is that there'll be a page filled with goodies. So, after you're done shopping, check out, pick one of the goodies of your choice and that will be discounted off as a free gift for you! cool!! 

Let's have fun with Althea this Raya!
Happy Raya Shopping!
I can't wait to do mine! hehe. 

Till next time!
XOXO

Monday, April 3, 2017

Neutrogena Deep Clean - Happy Skin 24/7

السلام عليكم

Hello!


I am the least particular about cleansers as I feel like all cleansers are equal and do good job; therefore I don't recommend spurlging on high-end cleansers. as long as your skin is double cleansed and sometimes gently scrubbed, it's clean! Also, it's not very good to have squeaky face unless your moisturizer is thick enough. moisture is the key to a healthy skin, remember?!

...and Neutrogena needs no more introduction! It's a very known brand for its affordable cleansers. 


It's their deep clean range! #1 rule for a happy skin 24/7 : deep clean your face! you have no idea how gross our environment is and what it does to our skin! not to mention all those makeup we're putting.. you're so gonna regret later in your life if you don't deep clean.

No matter how lazy you are, please do not skip washing your face!!! 

How to deep clean your face with Neutrogena deep clean range, in sequence! 

1) Neutrogena deep clean hydrating cleansing oil to foam
you should always double cleanse your face! even if you're not wearing make up. the oil, sebum etc needs to be attracted away with oil based cleanser. that's how you're going to get rid of all those dirt that stick to your oily face.

2) Neutrogena deep clean hydrating foaming cleanser
a foaming cleanser will then help remove those excess oil and impurities underneath the sebum. how great is it that the foaming cleanser is also hydrating?! it will avoid the skin to be squeaky and dry! 

3) Neutrogena deep clean blackhead eliminating daily scrub 
blackheads are headaches! grr! so scrubbing is going to help you to get rid of them and clean those clogged pores. so, getting huge pores can also be slowed down (because they eventually get all huge as you age -_-) !!


My favourite: Neutrogena deep clean blackhead eliminating daily scrub

I hate that sandy feeling when touching the face!! made me wanna scrub with sand paper! haha. I just need face scrub and loveeeeeeeee how this one is a daily scrub! while other scrubs are recommended to be used twice a week, this one is a very gentle yet effective enough to be used daily. cool! gotta show some love to the pores! 


Texture: there's 2 type of scrub beads in the product. there are smaller fine, sand-like beads and there are the bigger ones in peach colour which are soft. The consistency is quite thin but not very runny.

Scent: refreshing and sweet smelling. 

Pros: Really gentle on the skin. so I can gently scrub my face even when I have breakouts. It's quite effective too. Can really feel that my skin gets soft after scrubbing; not so sandy anymore! there's no soap so after rinse, the face doesn't get dry.

Cons: due to the very fine scrub beads, I need to use a lot of the product for a more thorough cleaning/scrubbing. so I might run out of this scrub faster huhu.



Happy deep clean -ing! 

Until next time!

XOXO

#NeutrogenaMY
#NeutrogenaHappySkin 
#NeutrogenaBeautySquad

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My First Pregnancy Journey

السلام علىكم
Good Dayyyyy!

This would my first ever post about my pregnancy, the journey towards being a mommy, if Allah wills it. انشاءالله :)

Being pregnant is indeed a wonderful journey and I can't be thankful enough that I get this opportunity to feel/experience it <3 Every moment is so beautiful, memorable and worth cherished all my life <3


First Trimester

To me, this was a confusing phase. I was like, oh.. I'm pregnant? It felt so surreal. :P

Also, due to me not having any morning sickness symptom (so lucky, I know, Alhamdulillah), I even forget that I'm pregnant most of the time sometimes. hehe. Nevertheless, I was very much careful with whatever I am doing.

A photo posted by Najlaa ' Aqilah (@najlaa_aqilah) on

The oh-so-noob mommy and daddy to be <3
It's funny how 'more pregnant' my husband looked than me kekeke :P


Self UPT test

So this was my first time ever using the pregnancy test. Even this testing thingy was bought by mama. I guess she already sensed something no matter how much I said no way :P

So clear double lined haha ;D 

Then I went to my office's in house clinic to confirm this pregnancy and Alhamdulillah it's not a misleading self upt check hehe. 

Pregnancy Apps


These are the 2 applications that helps me throughout this journey. Even this was told by my friend Amy to install. I didn't know this kind of apps even exist before! haha. Basically both apps serve the same thing; like the dos and don'ts, baby's development tracking etc but the contents are slightly different so I just installed both because why not haha. I tell you, they are both very helpful and informative! especially for a noob mommy to be like myself :P

First scan

We waited till I reached 7weeks before I go to the clinic for a scan. the 'fetus' was as small as a blueberry at this time but we can already hear the heartbeat!! you have no idea how wonderful that feeling when I first heard them. It was like something's saying "hi mommy!" hehe. that moment, I was like, "omg this is real. I'm really having a thing living inside of me; I'm having a babyyyyy!!" :') Alhamdulillah..


Register at KKIA

This pink book is the most important thing a pregnant mommy has to have. You will get it when you register your pregnancy at a government's clinic. The doctor at the clinic where I did the first scan told me that it's usually advisable to go when your pregnancy exceeds 3 months because before that, you are still very much vulnerable to miscarriages. 

The first time I went to the KKIA, I only get to make appoinment on when I should come for the registration -_-" and afir and I already took a day off specially for it. sighh. I should've called first. Apparently, they have special day and time of operation etc. I'm not sure if it's just the KKIA I went or all KKIA is the same. Also, I was told to bring documents like
1) a copy husband's and wife's IC
2) a copy of marriage certificate (sijil nikah)
for the registration.



Second Trimester

2nd trimester is the so-called easy pregnancy phase and I just couldn't agree more. It's because you basically don't feel as hard yet, at least I did not, still of my original size with same energy level hehe.

Shopping

Yes, I started to prepare the baby's essentials during my 2nd trimester. too early? I don't know. It could be me being overexcited hehe. but I think it's a good idea to start preparing early because as I said, this is an easy phase. I was still very energetic and active and strong hehe so, I get to carefully choose what I want instead of getting 'just anything' or having other people choose for me :P

I had quite a number of shopping sessions, fyi but I'm not going into details of my hauls here but will be in a separate post :)

Warehouse sale

I also didn't miss to go to a baby's stuff's warehouse sale when my colleague told me about it. It wasn't really a wise decision because I haven't have the precise list of what I should buy, yet. I told Afir "let's have a taste of how a so-called baby's stuff sale is like". hahaha. 


@ Kg Jawa


soooo many people!!! no aircond no fan = sweat like a pig hahaha
 
even the line to the pay counter.. T_T


look how 'happy' my husband looked XD

It was a very memorable (in a bad way) first experience that my husband is now soooo traumatic hahaha. I bet he wouldn't want to go to any warehouse sale ever again :P


Third Trimester

..and here comes the hardest phase of pregnancy. by this time, my body has changed so much I lost a lot of energy easily. 

Pregnancy Parking

I am so thankful that my company have such thing called pregnancy parking. I have my own special parking right in front of my office's building hehe. so special. 
Thanks WD! :*



Prenatal Massage

Being someone who lovesssss massages so much and do regular massage at least once a month, I felt like my body just screamed "massage pleaseeee" the whole time. haha. *exaggerated* :P

1) Baliayu spa sanctuary, Paradigm Mall

here, the massage style is pretty much the same as any balinese/thai full body massage except that your tummy is not being massage la, of course. 

it's slightly pricey, though here. in fact, it's actually very pricey! the rate is RM179 for 90minutes massage and a foot spa.




2) Postnatal Wellness, Melaka

my husband bought this massage deal for me from Groupon for a lotttt cheaper price which was only RM49!!!

here, I experienced a different style of massage which the masseur claimed to be trained by a specialist from London, if I'm not mistaken. it's really refreshing and she really knew which body part to concentrate to relieve my tiredness etc.

also, this place offers a breast massage service that is great to stimulate the breast milk with a top up price of RM40.



the product used here is tanamera! love the smell!




Kenduri Doa Selamat 

This, was held by my in-laws. They call it lenggang perut which my husband said is a ceremony held when a pregnancy reached 7months old and they recite du'a for the thankfulness and praying for a safe delivery. there is also special food prepared like the special rice with eggs and vege (which I cannot remember the exact name) and special porridge for it. 







Hospital Booking (HUKM)

After much contemplation and considerations, I finally decided to deliver in HUKM/PPUKM. The considerations include, price, hospitality etc. 

To deliver in HUKM, I need to book a slot first. I think it's to avoid the ward to be overly crowded. Also, it is important that the doctor in HUKM to see the patient a few times before the delivery. Therefore referral letter from KKIA is needed for it. 





Antenatal Class

HUKM also hold antenatal classes. Unless u think that u have enough knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, baby, parenting etc, u don't need to go for such class. Which in my case, there is  no way that I am knowledgeable on the mentioned topics haha so I dragged Afir to come along hehe. 



This class covers almost everything you need to know especially the first timers. The lectures was given by the professors and KJ of HUKM. 


and oh yes, the fees was RM150/couple and that includes 3 times meals. Husbands are compulsory to join okay! 







Baby Shower

This was a surprise! My family included Afir's birthday celebration with us getting a baby! hehe. It was a lot of fun where we eat all we can in Holiday Inn Melaka with pretty helium balloons and took a lot of photos. hehe. Thank youuu mama adik arab and baby :*





Waiting for our prince



Alhamdulillah so far all preparations to welcome my baby is doneeee!! 
and these two are ready in my car.

1) my hospital bag
*stay tuned for a post on this*

2) and car seat/carrier for my baby.

by now, I'm in my 37th week which means my baby will be full term by end of this week and he can pop out anytime soonnnn! omg! i'm so nervous and excited at the same time. 

Please pray us.

Thanks for reading.

XOXO

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