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Rescued Ones | Tori, A Little Kingfisher.



This is a short journey that I share
d with this little kingfisher which I had later named Tori during the very last phased. My goal is to share with you: my experience, my thoughts and my advice on how to take care of an injured bird. Not many website give comprehensive guides for this matter.


🚏 P.s.: From 16th June onwards, I wrote everything on the same day as the dates stated. 

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Review| Althea Bare Essentials Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer.

We all know that Althea and Hermo are like our one-stop online Korea Beauty store but what differentiates Althea from Hermo the most is (that, not only that Althea doesn't charge you that 6% GST or that SST, which means they are a lot cheaper than Hermo, but also) that they have their very own Beauty product line!


Althea Bare Essentials.

Your Skin's Simply Perfect Savior.

Perfect for Minimalists. Hypoallergenic.


The idea of this product line is to promote minimalism while packing all the essentials of skin care products into just 3 items, allowing you to save space while enjoying all the benefits. They have a very sleek and simply packaging that suits the profile of all age and social status while displaying elegance and timeless stylishness. These products are designed to suit every skin types in the world, regardless of weather, season, or skin color.

I was unsure if these products could help me with my eczema-prone skin, since I always encounter irritation and my face will instantly getting warmer and warmer. I had trouble with other products, hence I had my own doubts with new products.

However, after trying and using these three items as my sole skin care products for almost a month, I can finally write this review with my very own words.

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Take A Look + Review| The Butterfly 5th Anniversary Unicorn Party & Unicorn Beauty Bag

Before we start, here's a video visual to sum up the entire day!

The Butterfly Unicorn Party 

Everyone got so excited when the day arrived! I was already there before 2pm and secured myself a parking space right outside the venue heheh. Upon entering Wondermilk in Damansara Uptown, the sight of Mira was so relieving because she was calm and assertive when she was signing everyone up before entering the event site. She even remembered me, which was so nice to know :D


Look at the queue! Everyone was so excited for the party to start. My friends and I were discussing about how extravagant everyone looked while our gang still remain potatoes since last year HAHHAH


First thing that we did before settling down was to take the "Entrance Photo." Our Top-Tier photographer, Eros Si, was in-charge for photography of the day!

Yes, that's my #OOTD for that day!

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Take A Look| Althea Bare Essentials + Discounts [Althea Gossip]

We all know that Althea and Hermo are like our one-stop online Korea Beauty store but what differentiates Althea from Hermo the most is (that, not only that Althea doesn't charge you that 6% GST or that SST, which means they are a lot cheaper than Hermo, but also) that they have their very own Beauty product line!


Introducing: Althea Bare Essentials.

Your Skin's Simply Perfect Savior.

Perfect for Minimalists. Hypoallergenic.


The idea of this product line is to promote minimalism while packing all the essentials of skin care products into just 3 items, allowing you to save space while enjoying all the benefits. They have a very sleek and simply packaging that suits the profile of all age and social status while displaying elegance and timeless stylishness. These products are designed to suit every skin types in the world, regardless of weather, season, or skin color.

Perhaps you're wondering: Is it really good tho since it's like Watson's selling their own brand items and the products were just meh? Well, ladies and gents, that will be revealed really soon because the objective of this post is to let you know that there's discount and freebie available! I don't want you to miss it! Do read the product introduction before purchasing to know if it suits you :)

Review is available:

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Beauty Talk| Is your Etude House product affected with Heavy Metal?

A couple of days ago, the news about heavy metal traces found in the products of several AmorePacific's brand dropped and everyone started to feel worried about their items. I personally had purchased a couple of the same exact eyebrow pencils from Etude House and was worried too.

Why you should be worried?
Antimony is a naturally occuring element which can be found in trace amounts in drinking water. According to a study, on average we take in about 5 micrograms of antimony a day from our food and water. South China Morning Post reports that antimony was found at levels between 10.1 parts per million (ppm) to 14.3ppm in these 13 cosmetic products, despite the maximum legal limit of 10ppm given by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Too much of antimony could be poisonous to our body.

Etude House Malaysia's Clarification
Upon checking in with Etude House Malaysia through Facebook private messaging, this is what they had clarified to me:
  • The products subjected to recall are mostly distributed in Korea. Only a small portion of Etude House AC Cleanup Mild Concealer was distributed to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Myanmar, where full refunds and exchanged are also available.
    • Drawing Eyebrow Duo #03 Gray Brown (Serial Number GLG, exp 17 Dec 2020): Etude House does not distributed in Etude House Malaysia stores.
    • AC Clean Up Concealer: the current affected batch (Serial Number AAH, exp 08 Jan 2021) is not released to their stores in Malaysia, they only carries EFG batch.
  • The affected products were manufactured and supplied by Hwasung Cosmetics, one of Amorepacific's subcontractors.
    • It is suspected that the traces of excessive antimony occurred during the manufacturing process by the ODM contractor Hwasung and was voluntarily reported to the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
  • Etude House cares about the highest standard of quality and all their official stores (retail and upcoming Official Lazada Malaysia store) will adhere to the same standards. Ensuring the safety and quality of all products is of utmost importance to them.
    • If you have further concerns, please do visit their stores and speak to their consultant who would be able to explain further.
Screenshots as per below:

So this means I'm not affected as my items were serial-coded with EBF and NDF. Guess I'm safe with my eyebrow pencils. But that doesn't mean you could be safe too, especially if you didn't buy those products from the Malaysia Official Stores. Remember to check your serial code a.s.a.p.! You can find it right below the expiry date located at the cap. Took me awhile to find since the font colour was dark, as well as the cap.

Do note that every batch is different due to multiple variables such as batch formulas for different country standards, batch production time, etc. Singapore was affected so Etude House Singapore is currently asking for product recalling. So if you've gotten yours from Singapore, be sure to switch up your product items with the official stores in Singapore.

Other items affected
Upon further checking with other news media, I found that the Aritaum products mentioned below are up for exchange or refund:

Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer #1 Light Beige
  1. Item code: AAH (2021. 01. 12)
  2. Item code: BAH (2021. 01. 30)
  3. Item code: CBH (2021. 02. 11)
Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer #2 Natural Beige
  1. Item code: ELG (2020. 12. 17)
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer #1
  1. Item code: GLG (2020. 12. 14)
  2. Item code: AAH (2021. 01. 30)
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer #2
  1. Item code: AAH (2021. 01. 14)

Other products listed that were said to be affected are:
  • Black Monster Homme Black Erasing Pen
  • XTM Style Homme For Men Easy Stick Concealer
  • SKEDA Concealer
  • Skinfood Cherry Full Lip Liner
  • 3CE Slim Eyebrow Pencil (chestnut brown shade)
  • Makeheal Naked Slim Brow Pencil (shades BR0203 and YL0801)


Hope this helps!
That's all for this blog post!
Do check out my other blog posts for potentially helpful articles :)




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Take a Look| Monash University Malaysia 20th Anniversary!


Monash had their 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash on the 17th of March 2018 and they had invited everyone - whether you're a student or not - to join the celebration on that night along with Open Day & Postgraduate Preview and Monash Family Day during daytime. 


I pretty much skipped the daytime events and only joined the nighttime one so all my pictures are kinda dark.


By the way, the stage that they had set up was really good with all the sound system and the lighting system. It's also tall enough for people at the back to see.


Since Monash was the one to host the event rather than the student association themselves, they've had (got higher budget and) invited Bate and Sonaone to the party as well as 1Malaysia Drum Symphony.


The audiences got together in front of the stage around 7:30pm, waiting for more performances.


I wasn't clear about how many people attended but I do think that there were at least 300 people around the front section of the audience crowd. I've also seen some people climbing onto their friend's shoulders (a guy climbed onto his bro's shoulders and the guy at the bottom was jumping high so hard, the guy on top almost fell). 


There were also bouncy beds for the kids to play around during the daytime and once the sky turned darker, the staffs immediately cleared off the bouncy beds to save space for more crowd to linger around.


In this LED-roof tent, you'll find all sorts of local food available for you to grab for free and they tasted so delicious!


I found a stall with popcorn available! (Didn't get to try because the line was long)


There was also a candy floss station! (Also didn't get to try because the line was extra long)


There were also a lot of spring rolls that were crispy and it was so tasty, I feel guilty every time I approached the stall just to grab a cup. Also, I feel that they should've put more inside each cups so that I wouldn't need to take again and again. That could save wasting cups too.

Right next to this stall, they had beehun available.


There was also satay! They served chicken satay only, I think. It was amazing, juicy and tender. Same thing with the spring rolls, I felt bad for taking lots of it hahahhah

Right beside this stall was the apam balik station. They served thin-skinned, crispy, sweet and juicy apam balik. Everyone lined up again after eating this and my friends couldn't stop praising how good they were. 


This stall had hot dogs and burgers but I didn't get to try because I feel like a giant eater if I take any. But this guy came by and colonized the stall for a bit.


After finding out that I was taking pictures of him, he gestured me to take again so that he could do a peach sign. Funny guy hahahah


At the foyer, there was also a photo booth for everyone to take pictures and take them home. One down part about this was that some people kinda suck at queuing up. They kept cutting queue and messed up the order, which made the lady at the counter to miss our photos and we've waited over 30 minutes not because of the photo booth's fault.


Here's our picture! Kinda blurry irl but even more blurry when I blurred out other people's faces for their own privacy. I thought the photo would be smaller but hey, it's surprisingly not.


Going back to the stage because it was time to cut the cake! Before actually cutting the cake, MC Ram and MC Nc gave out free shirts to the audience. 



Then we proceeded to count down the cake-cutting time with the VVIPs!


When the time was up, it was time to sing the birthday song!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONASH MALAYSIA!
(The video is at the top of this blog post)





Before the birthday bash ends, they had an awesome DJ to hype up the atmosphere and everyone near the stage had fun feeling the vibe.


By the way, there was also a good bag filled with freebies! This freebie bag was probably the only bag I feel proud to hold around because the quality is exceptionally good. Unlike other cheap-arse freebie bags, this one here has a small pouch at the side for you to put other things.


Inside the bag: Monash 20th Anniversary badge & carsticker, Monash Merch pen, coupons from myBurgerLab & Simply Ribs, Sunsilk sample bottle and packs of Lipton tea.


That's all for this post! Sorry I couldn't type much because I have lots of assignments on hand so this is all from me! Read more and see more official photos here: Celebrating 20 years!

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Review| NYX Pump it Up Lip Plumper in Liv (PIU03)

Funny story:
I was looking for a clear lipgloss and the only "clear" "lipgloss" available in the entire nyx store was this. I thought that, by lip plumper, it means that it's gonna make your lips look juicy thicc because of the glossiness but I didn't know that it's an actual irl-photoshop plumper. 

Gosh, I felt stupid.

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Review| NYX Powder Puff Lippie in Puppy Love (PPL02)

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP

Powder Puff Lippie (Lip Cream) in Puppy Love [PPL02]
RM38 | 12ml / 0.4 fl. oz.


I had the privilege to be a VVIP to participate the event of NYX Professional Makeup's Third Store Opening Ceremony in Sunway Pyramid on the 1st of February and they were so generous because they gave discounts the first 200+ customers! This one here is one of the products that I've gotten and do check out my haul at the bottom of this post!


NYX said: "Pucker up and powder your pout! Featuring a pillowy cushion-applicator, our new Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream goes on mousse-y and sets to a powdery soft finish. Achieve a flush of color in eight vibrant shades—from warm peach to true red, and hot pink to cool plum—for an irresistible, just-kissed look."

This lippie is a 12ml product that has a sleek body and matte packaging. It's actually pretty nice to hold it hahahha


The colour is in PPL02 aka Puppy Love or Amore D'Adolescent in French ahaha. I really do love this name especially in French. It fits this color so dang welllllll!

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Take a Look | NYX Professional Makeup 3rd Store Opening Ceremony

 1st February 2018

G1.80, Sunway Pyramid 


It was an exciting day because I was invited to be one of the VVIPs during this opening ceremony and we get a exclusive pass to enter the store before everyone else! Well, aside from Premium Guests of course :> They made this store 'happen.'

Many people had gathered around the front-step of the store, waiting to be allowed to enter the store.


At 10am, we were anticipating to enter the store and the MC was hyping us out! But before entering, I was bedazzled by the sight of NYX crew. Look at the one with the blue lips who had that Ruby Rose vibe! And another one with Patrick Starr feel! ERMERGERD.


At 10am, everyone was so excited and rushed into the store. However, only VVIPs/bloggers were allowed to enter first, before everyone else.


While having their opening ceremony, NYX is also celebrating the launch of their Mochi series along with some lucky draw prizes underneath the table.


Love You So Mochi Highlight Palette

Arcade Glam (Cool Tones) // Lit Life (Warm Tones)
3 duo-chromatic highlighters in each palette for that lit-from-within glow!


 From here, you can see Candace swatching the Lit Life on the back of her hands.


Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette

Sleek and Chic in Peach/Neutral undertones
10 plush, pigment-packed shadows with lightweight, shimmery and matte finishes


Ridley was swatching on the back of her palm. It's not obvious here but they are extremely glittery and the third color on the bottom row was everyone's favorite! You must really have a swatch if you get a chance to visit their store.


On the right side of the store, there's a special section for them butter lippies. I personally love the orange tones (BLS10) and the soft pink (BLS21) from this series. They are non-drying and has a very nice color formula that's suitable for any occasion. Sadly, they don't have BLS21 available instore :/ So I've got the substitute: BLS06.


Here's some pictures of the Lippie section before it was completely surrounded by lippie fans. Just this is enough for eyegasm omg.



NYX also has TOP 10 Faves available for you in case you're not sure what's their bestseller.


Look out underneath the counters too! You wouldn't know what sort of gem you can find underneath that glass surface.


Over here, we have em eye makeup section on the inner-left side of the store. Everything about eye makeup is here, like eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, brow pencil, browcara, brow gel, etc etc.





It was kinda hard to take more pictures during the event but these are what I could manage to take. The entire store was superbly crowded by makeup lovers and the line at the cashier was pretty long. We had a bunch of fun swatching products and sharing tips with each other. It was really an enjoyable event. Hopefully there's more of these!


In the meantime, here's a picture of me and da beauts Candace.


Over here we have da flawless skinned Ridley too (I'm jealous of her skin uhuhu)




That's the end of this post!

Check out my haul!




[Freebie lippie from the event is a Soft Matte Lip Cream in the color of Barcelona.]

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