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Take a Look| Neutrogena®’s fashion debut celebrates the joy of healthy skin

No. 1 dermatologist-recommended brand hits STYLO runway with
Happy Skin 24/7 collection




Kuala Lumpur, 3 May 2017 – Finally, a fashion that lasts for all seasons is here! Introducing Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion collection, a series of 30 designs presented at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival (MBSTYLOAFF) 2017.

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. 

According to Julia Teo, Associate Marketing Director of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, which markets Neutrogena® in Malaysia, healthy, great-looking skin is one of the things that women derives joy. “As the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand, we believe beauty starts with healthy skin – a condition which gives women a lot of positive energy in their daily lives. Imagine looking into the mirror every morning to see healthy and radiant skin, wouldn’t your mood naturally lift and your day start better? Indeed, healthy skin has the power to make one happy and that’s why our latest campaign advocates Happy Skin 24/7 with Neutrogena®,” she said.

Teo added: “Through our fashion debut at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival, we hope to demonstrate the inner-joy of having healthy, great-looking skin, a result of using Neutrogena® skincare, and share it with Malaysian women -- what better way to do this than to come up with a fashion collection, inspired by the concept of Happy Skin”! 

On the reason behind leveraging on fashion to express the essence of Neutrogena®’s latest campaign, Teo said, “It’s undeniable that women and fashion go hand in hand. Through our fashion collection, we want to tell every Malaysian woman that she can count on Neutrogena® to put her best face forward”.

“Happy Skin is something that lasts through all seasons – it’s definitely not a fleeting trend. So we hope to show through our designer’s fashion collection that it’s possible to keep your skin healthy with Neutrogena®, look amazing and stay happy all the time!


We have tied up with Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee – two unique designers who draw their inspiration from things that intrigue them in creating interesting prints and colours! Thanks to their creativity and hard work, we will see how they bring the youthfulness and joy of Neutrogena®’s Happy Skin 24/7 concept to life tonight,” continued Teo.

Kittie Yiyi is a Kuala Lumpur-based designer and the founder of the same name fashion label offering apparels for both men and women. 
In 2015, she started her own company KYY APPAREL after graduating from Raffles Design Institute, Kuala Lumpur in Fashion Design.
Kittie’s designs reflect her personality. She is a fun, quirky and full of positive energy in person and she wants to bring fun and joy into her clothing line by making it vibrant, individual and stand out with uniqueness. 

Kittie Yiyi’s quirky sense of humour translates into her designs, which are often joyful and loud, yet smart. The Raffles Design Institute KL graduate’s motto is: “Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it makes you happy!”

Kittie’s collection is inspired by the quintessential beach girl on a holiday. Coming from a faraway beach land, she wanders into the city in her flowy, comfy loose-fitting outfits. Her happiness is infectious – and it shows in the way she dresses. Featuring flared silhouettes, ruffles, cheerful stripes and heart-shaped prints, the collection flaunts the beach girl’s confidence in her own skin with transparent details and cut-outs. 


Hazzer Wan Lee, creative director of HWL by Hazzer Wan Lee Fashion Atelier Kuala Lumpur, graduated with a degree in Fashion and Apparel Design from Herriot-Watt University, Scotland.

Hazzer Wan Lee is a fashion designer based in Kuala Lumpur. He began designing in 2013, while he was still studying in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
The brand “Hazzer Wan Lee”, previously known as “Hazzerone Hazlee” is a brand that produces ready to wear clothing, custom-made fancy dress (Bespoke) and luxurious wedding dress (Luxe Bridal).
He received numerous awards over the years including “Edinburgh Graduate Fashion Show 2013” and “Mara in Fashion” Malaysia and London. He was also recognised as the first Asian student for his special exhibit design project at one of the National Museums and galleries in Scotland. 


Hazzer’s fashion collection is inspired by the water splash -- a signature of Neutrogena® Deep Clean range of cleansing products, and the first step to Happy Skin 24/7! Fluid lines and cascading layers come together to bring out the beauty and energy of water in hues of blue, green, orange and pink. The clever incorporation and layering techniques of different materials such as denim, organdy, PU leather, cotton silk and dyed fabrics results in a unique 3D effect that mimics the movements of water.



Emerging Designers:

showing their perspective of Neutrogena® through their fashion creations.

Shadow C



Tuhfah




Wei Hao Yong





Watch Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion debut at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival 2017 online! Details at Neutrogena® Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram:
https://www.facebook.com/myneutrogena/
https://www.instagram.com/neutrogenamy/


Product Featuring:




 To achieve Happy Skin, begin your skincare regime with a perfectly-cleansed face. Neutrogena® Deep Clean®, the brand’s iconic deep-cleansing range, offers a wide selection of cleansers and makeup removers to address different concerns and skin types. Every woman is unique; therefore she deserves something that matches her skin’s needs.



Neutrogena® Deep Clean Cleansing Oil, 200ml, RM51.70
(Available in Normal, Brightening and Hydrating) 
A refreshing cleansing oil that transforms into a fine emulsion to effectively remove dirt, impurities and even waterproof makeup in one single step, leaving skin soft and supple. It contains a botanical skincare complex to help lock in moisture balance too. 


Neutrogena® Deep Clean Cleansing Oil to Foam, 142ml, RM44.90 
(Available in Normal, Brightening and Hydrating)
Effective yet gentle on skin, this oil-gel transforms into an emulsion, then an easy-rinse soft foam for a happy and easy cleansing experience. It contains Oleifera leaf extract that gently removes traces of makeup, dirt and oil in just one wash, leaving skin clean and healthy.



Neutrogena® Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, 100g, RM21.70
(Available in Normal, Brightening and Hydrating )
Thoroughly remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells with this effective refreshing facial cleanser. The rich, creamy foam keeps skin clear, fresh and healthy by reducing surface oil while retaining skin’s natural moisture balance. 

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Testimonials:


“Who wouldn’t be happy to have healthy and great looking skin? I am one of those,” said Iena Eliena with a joyful grin! “I am an ardent fan of Neutrogena® Deep Clean Oil to Foam Cleanser which doubles up as a makeup remover and foam cleanser in one product!”

She explained: “I love to use makeup daily and on some days, I felt so tired at the end of the day that I wished I could skip removing my makeup and go to sleep. But I just couldn’t do it because I knew I would wreck my skin. So imagine my joy when I learn about this amazing cleanser that not only melts away makeup in its oil format and miraculously foams up with water to be washed away. And the after-feel is so clean and smooth, it certainly makes me skin-happy!”




Bowie Cheong, a Neutrogena user believes cleansing is the first step to healthy and happy skin. “Cleansing removes dirt, oil and other unwanted debris on our skin, manages skin pH level, hydrates skin and keeps our skin barrier intact from external aggressors like heat, air conditioning and pollution. Without regular cleansing, our skin would be covered with a thick layer of oil and dirt that makes it difficult to absorb nourishment from any skincare products,” she said.

“Neutrogena is a dermatologist-recommended brand that has won a lot of awards and it has a wide range of cleansing products. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have Happy Skin 24/7 to start with Neutrogena Deep Clean!” she added.




Jessica Tan felt that her skin couldn’t be ‘happier’ after she started using Neutrogena Deep Clean range of products. Her favourite is the Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, which contains BHA, a gentle exfoliant that cleanses deep into pores and removes dead skin cells on top of pores to reveal radiant and healthy skin.

“I have oily and acne prone skin. As much as I hate to admit, blackheads cling to me like they are my life partners. I'd been trying all ways to remove them, but they kept coming back again and again. My life changed when I found Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, it removes my blackheads and prevents them from recurring. Thanks to Neutrogena I am truly enjoying Happy Skin 24/7 now!” she said.



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Review| Bath & Body Works Candles & etcetra


Did you know that a 3-wick Candle (large candle) costs RM130?
Can you also guess how much did I spend here?
For 9 items, I've spent RM313 on them.


WHAAAAT ?!?!?!?
HOW ?!?!?!??!??!?


Well, actually, Bath and Body Works had a sale :)
I've bought four 3-Wick Candles, two condensed room scent spray, one hand wash and one hand sanitizer, which later on I've got one mini body gel for free.




Here's a tip: If you want to buy newer candles that are in discounted sections, go to the newest store which is now located at Sunway Pyramid! They have better store decor, newer products and newer paper bag. (Wait, how did you know bout the paper bag?) The paper bag I've gotten in Midvalley is a little yellowed. Besides, all of their discounted items are either too disgusting for majority or out of season (christmas scents lmao).


It's kinda obvious that they look heavy but a 3-Wick Candle only weight 411g (14.5oz)
It can be pretty heavy when you put all of them into a bag.
(You could also risk breaking the paper bag.)


Here's a warning sign tho. Never burn when no one is there to supervise it.


I have to be honest that when I was scent-hunting, I almost throw up in the store because some smells are just simply disgusting to me. Some of those scents were okay for my bestie, which I cannot understand how she doesn't feel nauseous after smelling it but I do. Anyway, let's check out the first scent that caught my attention.

Farmland Apple (RM39 after 70% off)


This scent isn't the best smelling one but it does smell alright to me. It smells very, very much like apple scented handwash from Watsons. The one with green liquid. Hmm, now that I've mentioned it, it does smell more like green apple than red apple.... Not sure why it's in red packaging haha.

But another reason why I bought this is because I'm recently into white / light magick stuff. I've been eyeing some stuff from the occult online shop but damn the shipping fee is crazy.


Anyway, they said that if you dress candles with suitable essential oil, they can work better to bring you the achievement you requested, e.g.: protection, fortune, love, etc. Red is associated to Attraction/Love. Yeah... I'm looking for someone to love me HAHAHHA But all of these are just for fun. If I were to be serious, I'd be migrating to the states already. 



The second scent that caught my attention:

Beach Blossoms (RM65 after 50% off)

It smells exactly just like its name. A little beach scent and a little bit of floral scent, something like lavender or lilac. It's hard to determine the scent correctly because they never put any description on the product :/ (Boooooo) 


White colour candle wax suits this product well.



While the previous two were bought from the Mid Valley branch, the candles below were from the Pyramid Branch instead.

Fresh Cut Lilacs (RM65 after 50% off)


God, I love this scent soooooo much. It's so goooooood. It smells like fresh flowers with sweet, sweet after-scent. The whole packaging also helped brightening up the mood. Gosh, I wish I know how to describe this product in details but it's hard. I guess the best way to describe is that, this is the best scent I've ever smelled in the entire store! Both of the stores! It's really just sooooo goooooood.


The whole thing is just perfect. The smell. The packaging. The colour combinations. GYAH!


Jasmine Waters (RM65 after 50% off)

Ok, this is actually for my little sister. I asked a sales guy, stating that my sister's preferences are a lot guyish than any girls. (She likes heavy bikes and shooter games.) So at first I asked if he likes the candle with subtle apple scent but he preferred this one instead. "This one has stronger scent and it smells better," he said. So I took his suggestion and because I was a little scared, I called my little sister and ended up waking her up from her nap. I asked her if she's okay with Jasmine scent, without hesitation, she said yes multiple times. (She doesn't know I'm giving her this. She did ask me why did I asked her such an odd question but I just walk away while saying that I needed a suggestion.)


It has a lovely Jasmine scent that doesn't feel too strong or too sweet. 



I bought other stuffs from both of these stores too.
Initially I wanted to go to B&BW because I wanted to buy a gift for my guy friend. But as I was approaching the store, it was filled with "Discount" labels. Not sure if it was my luck or what haha.

So I got him this deep cleansing hand wash.
It is called Aloe Agave.


It has a breezy beach scent in it, pretty suitable for guys. There's also small little beads in it. I think the beads are the melting-type instead of plastic beads. A small little amount of it can be very soapy. So if you're getting one of these, make sure you don't squeeze out too much of the content.


The last thing I got for my friend is this room scent in Coconut Mahogany. 


It smells just right for guys but not too musky. The scent has a very gentle guyish feeling to it.


 For myself tho, I got myself another room spray in White Gardenia scent (RM18 after 50% discount). They smell incredible. Similar to the Lilac scent but stronger.


It suits better for bigger rooms. You can spray in a small room but make sure that it is absolutely ventilated and at the same time, you can't spray too long. A little goes a long way as well.


Now because I'm close to the amount of getting a freebie, I grabbed this hand sanitizer into my cart during checkout. It is called as Pretty As A Peach (RM10 original price). It smells refreshing, almost as if it could wake me up from a boring lecture.


 Just like its name, it has a peachy scent but not very strong. It's the dominant scent that makes you feel refreshing but I can't really identify what smell it is similar to. I could only describe it as a happy scent.


On the other hand, the freebie that I obtained is this mini body gel in the scent of Magic In The Air. The sales girl in Midvalley Branch had suggested me to get a candle in this scent but I prefered Beach Blossoms. This one smells similar but without too much of the beach scent and it smells a bit heavier as well. It is also a bit more subtle than Beach Blossoms.


It is a lot soapier than the hand was and the after-shower scent still lingers strongly on my skin.




So, that is all for my haul!
If you want to purchase candles during promotions too, bad news for you, they don't have a Malaysia version of Facebook page so there isn't much updates. There isn't an official website for Malaysia too. The only way to get updates is when you sign up for newsletter at the cashier counter of each branch. 








That is all for my blog post!
See ya in the next :)


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Review | Wanderlust Unicorn & Harry-Potter Makeup Brushes


Unicorn Face Brush x Harry Potter Wand Eye Makeup Brush

Unicorn Face Brush

It's not a surprise that anything related to Unicorns can be a trend, such as highlighters, clothing, bags and even makeup brushes! One of the greatest hype of all is the Tarte's Unicorn makeup brush set. Of course, Tarte is a great but expensive brand so not many people can actually afford a set of those gorgeous brushes. However, Wanderlust has 2 different sets of unicorn makeup brushes that could satisfy you, which are the face set (5pcs) and eye set (10pcs).


Now I am an experienced online shopper, so, definitely, I'll check Taobao for the exact brush set and check out their prices (I did the same for the HP Wand Brushes too). Sure, Taobao is cheaper but are their quality better? Hard to tell. Despite everything, Wanderlust is a brand that guarantees their product quality because they always do quality check before shipping out. Now that is why it is worth so much. For Rm89.00, not only that you have kept yourself from shady sellers but you've also saved yourself from all the shipment troubles (especially if you want to return items but the process is complicated.)


These brushes are mainly for faces and since I'm not a frequent user of makeup brushes, I can't really differentiate the bigger ones. The smallest one is obviously contour brush haha.

This set includes:
powder brush, foundation brush, contour brush, highlight brush and blush brush



Let me know if I'm wrong but I'm really just assuming the names of the brushes now ;_;

Foundation Brush

8.5 inch
Extremely soft bristles


Powder Brush

8.5 inch
Extremely soft bristles


Contour/Blush Brush

7.5 inch
Mid-soft bristles

Contour/Blush Brush

7.5 inches
Mid-soft bristles


Contour Brush

7 inch
Medium-Hard Bristles


The bristles of these brushes are surprisingly very soft! It is almost as if they were harvested from a real unicorns :o The handles also have a certain texture which makes it nice to hold em. The entire set of brushes doesn't have that 'heavy weight' feeling that could turn the experience of using these brushes into a luxurious but the bristles alone are already a bonus.


While it's obvious that the handles are in pastel purple, the colours of the bristles aren't all pastels. Quite frankly, they have some ugly yellow in it. Definitely would be a lot better if there isn't yellow in it or if they've decided one colour for the whole thing. Simplistic is sometimes the best choice.


The whole set doesn't have the bulky feeling to it when you hold them together. What's more is that they look even more like a unicorn horn like this. (Possibly because the individual handles aren't 'fat' enough hahahha)


I thought of a little test to show you how each brushes work when you apply them with makeup onto your face (or skin). Basically, I'll be using foundation as my test material. I would avoid powdery materials because powder does not have a thick texture to it, thus it fails to show how each brushes would work when there is a higher level of friction.



Below is the demonstration for the test:


From the picture below, it is actually hard to see the results clearly but the main result is this:

- The smaller brushes have better results as the bristles are strong enough to withstand the friction caused by the thickness of the foundation's consistency. The end result is that they are consistent with the product's concealing coverage quality and the skin does not have any patchy effects.

-The larger brushes, on the other hand, have poorer results, showing inconsistent patches here and there. The bristles are not strong enough to allow the user to apply the makeup evenly on her/his face. The weak bristles could be resulted by the thickness of the bristles (too thin) and/or the length of the bristles (too long).


Below is the demonstration, showing how soft the larger brushes are:


Below is the demonstration, showing that the smaller brushes are much stiffer as compared:


After the test, I tried to wash the brushes but the metal part is easily stained and the water marks won't go away unless I wipe them. The foundation is also kinda hard to wash off... (I washed them a lot of times...)


That's all for the Unicorn Makeup Brushes!
Let's move on to the other set: Harry Potter Wand Makeup Brushes!

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Wanderlust haul

I bought two things: A set of brushes and a necklace.


Harry Potter Eye Makeup Brush


Now, I gotta admit two things:
1. I love the idea of the HP world but I'm not a huge HP fan
2. The HP wands are for my friend's girlfriend.

But I got the permission to play with it so there we have it, a review but not exactly a review because its more like an unboxing section. Huehue. Anyway, the brushes do have a certain amount of weight on em, making them feel kinda luxurious. The bristles are not as soft as the Unicorn brushes but they are definitely stiffer (in the good way)

The packaging that it came from is just a plastic case. So nothing much about it.


The handles of these brushes are in the colour of gun-metal, which suits them very well. The size of the brushes are actually (and surprisingly) smaller than expected. Each set has a shader brush, tapered brush, blending brush, packing brush and liner/brow brush.


Left to right:
Hermoine Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore


Honestly, while I was editing the photos below, I kept messing up because I have the associate each brush head to the wand haha. The easiest to remember is Hermoine's. Her's is a brow/liner brush.


Albus Dumbledore

Blending Brush




Voldemort 

Shader Brush




Ron Weasley

Tapered Brush


Harry's Wand

Packing Brush



Hermoine Granger

Liner / Brow Brush


I had the opportunity to wash them and they are fairly easy to be washed. The handles doesn't have any water marks or stain on them after washing them.


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Paw Necklace

I saw this in gold colour and my friend's birthday was coming so I decided to buy it for her. I mean, the "profit from this sale will go to SPCA Melaka and Shikin Team Animal Rescue (STAR)," and I wanted to help so. This is like, the perfect item to buy for her.


The necklace is all gold. I'm not sure about the length but the demo picture on the website made it looked kinda short. I haven't seen my friend wearing it so I'm not completely sure about it.


Wanderlust has more CatDog Charity items available in their website, feel free to check em out.


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