GlamGlow YouthMud – Facial in a Jar

Lights…camera…action. Designed as a professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, GlamGlow promises instant camera-ready skin in 10 minutes. Can this be for real?


I don’t regularly exfoliate before. I guess I also get lazy or busy to be bothered by a twice-a-week treatment. But exfoliation is essential in maintaining a healthy, glowing skin. Even though we regularly cleanse, moisturize and apply serums, without exfoliation, our skin can get rough and dull. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. When dead skin cells are removed, the skin looks younger and healthier with new skin cells.
As we get older or as years pass by, the process of cell renewal tends to get slower, meaning dead skin cells stay longer on the surface of the skin and it takes longer time to generate new cells. This results to dull, dry, rough or older-looking skin.  So if we want to keep our skin healthy or improve its appearance, we need to work harder and find the time to exfoliate on a regular basis.
Finding time is always a challenge, isn’t it? But GlamGlow YouthMud promises results in 10 minutes for radiant, glowing skin while it also provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation. If you haven’t heard of GlamGlow, just Google it and you’ll see lots of images showing faces with gray mud on. You can also check it out at Sephora.
GlamGlow has 4 different products available: SuperMud, ThirstyMud, BrightMud for eyes, and YouthMud, which I am reviewing here. 

YouthMudTM Tinglexfoliate Treatment
RM240, 50g
Available at Sephora boutiques
Leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing
Activates collagen synthesis
Provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation
Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer
Provides tighter skin texture and tighter pores
Helps to provide a more youthful appearance
Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils
Helps to protect against free radical damage

How is it packed:
Like the ThirstyMud I’ve reviewed recently, GlamGlow YouthMud also comes in a matte box. This one is a combination of solid black and silver text, an easily recognizable signature of GlamGlow’s packaging style. On the front panel, a sticker saying ‘World’s Best Mask Winner’ is very visible, making me even more intrigued about this claim.
GlamGlow YouthMud has an inner card tray where the glamorous black jar sits nicely. The card tray reminds me of a photo wall where celebrities (or media guests) would stand against for photo ops. Oh, this is so Hollywood.
A brochure and info leaflet are provided together inside the box. Instructions on the small info leaflet are in different languages.

Upon opening the box, you’ll be welcomed by a sweet greeting, ‘Hello Sexy’, just like ThirstyMud. Now, that’s something every man and woman would enjoy reading, huh. Love this concept.

The black jar cover is topped with a silver star, reminiscent of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 

The jar is sealed for protection, to maintain freshness of the mud and prevent spills. My advice is don’t remove the entire seal. Just open it halfway so you can seal it back afterwards. This will prolong the life of your YouthMud and prevent spills even when you travel with it.


The mud mask itself is in muddy gray color. Take note, it may darken and thicken over time. To re-liquefy, you just need to add a few drops of purified water and stir.

GlamGlow YouthMud contains the following potent ingredients for gentle resurfacing exfoliation:
Green Tea – brightens complexion, protects against free radicals, hydrates, balances oil production
Volcanic Pumice Rock & Minerals – detoxifies and awakens skin
French Sea Clay – provides delightful tingle sensation triggering 12 hours of collagen synthesis
Teaoxi – delivers a blend of time-release antioxidants containing fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG Super-Antioxidants & Polyphenols directly into the mud from real pieces of tea leaf in the jar
*Contains NO sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or Triclosan

How to use YouthMud:

  1. Cleanse your face
  2. Gently stir your YouthMud prior to application (I use a small plastic spoon or spatula to stir and scoop)
  3. Using your finger, apply a thin layer of YouthMud all over your face
  4. Leave it on for 10 minutes, expect a ‘tingle-tastic tightening’ sensation
  5. Remove mask with water, applying circular motions while washing to exfoliate
  6. Use twice a week for glam-tastic skin  

I’ve done a short video review of this wonderful mud mask, hope you’ll it!

Some may find it filthy-looking while the YouthMud is on the face but that’s just how this works. You can even see small pieces of green tea leaves all over the face.

Then you chill for a while. I love the tightening sensation. After almost 10 minutes, the mud will be dry, turning into a lighter gray color. It’s hard for me to smile here because the mud has dried up, haha!

DID 10 MINUTES of GLAMGLOW do the trick?
It’s no surprise why celebrities love this product! At first, I was skeptical if a 10-minute mask treatment can really do wonders on the skin, but GlamGlow YouthMud does. 

It’s easy to fall in love with the tightening feeling. The gentle resurfacing exfoliation makes the skin so smooth and refreshed in 10 minutes. The skin feels tighter, looks radiant and brighter. 

This mask is definitely a must-have for every guy and gal! It can be your rescue product for very important events, especially when you have no time to go for a facial spa or treatment.  

My bare face, no moisturizer, no toner or serum, no photo-editing, just my skin after YouthMud

 GlamGlow ThirstyMud

Brighter Skin with Naturals By Watsons Blood Orange Bodycare

Formulated with Organic Blood Oranges from France and Australian Kakadu Plums for radiant glowing skin


Prolonged exposure to pollution, ultraviolet radiation and toxic chemicals can cause premature aging and other types of skin damage. In an endeavour to introduce innovative beauty essentials that will help restore beauty, Watsons Malaysia launched its latest Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange body range to help brighten dull complexion.

The Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange body range is formulated with certified organic Blood Oranges from France and Australian organic Kakadu Plums to enhance brightening by up to 50 times more than with the usual ingredients. Known for their distinctive health benefits, blood oranges contain high levels of vitamin C, about 40% more than regular sweet oranges. Also, Australian Pure Kakadu Plum is the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C, which makes it an excellent ingredient in skincare products.

The complete organic product range offers four exclusive skin solutions that include – Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream and Body Scrub. Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange body products appeal to women and men who are in their 20s and above, looking for reasonable yet natural products that are filled with anti-oxidising properties.

“Filled with antioxidants, Vitamin C is the most essential nutrient to repair tissues and protect our skin. With Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange, Watsons has combined the two most powerfully infused vitamin C ingredients– Blood Orange and Kakadu Plum to provide you with an effective shield against skin discolouration, and to improve skin elasticity and texture. I’m sure those of us who are looking for organic skincare solutions will definitely look forward to using the new Blood Orange line for smooth, supple and glowing skin,” said actress Sarah Lian at the launch event held at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral.


Group photos of Glowing Personalities, Malaysia Top Models, Style Magazine Editorial team & Watsons Management team 

The launch was celebrated with an exclusive poolside party organised in partnership with Style: magazine, which brought various renowned Malaysian celebrities including Sazzy Falak, Vanessa Chong, Pamela Chong, Jun Yong and Atilia Haron together to share their beauty and health regimes with the audience. Actress and TV host Sazzy Falak staged a glamorous fashion show while a unique Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange therapy and workshop was arranged to pamper the invited guests.


Hand massage by Watsons Beauty Advisor using Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange body care

“To maintain flawless beauty is always a challenge when you have a jam-packed schedule. Hence, I make sure to maintain a healthy diet which always includes vitamin C for its numerous benefits and opt for natural beauty products that do not have harmful effects. I believe Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange solutions are one of a kind that has been designed with natural goodness and can certainly help maintain youthful radiant skin,” explained Vanessa Chong. 

All Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange body range solutions are free from paraben, mineral oil, silicone, sodium lauryl sulphate and colourants, substances that have harmful side effects and can cause health problems.
“This is definitely a plus point since I can get pure natural products without worrying about the chemicals that will deteriorate my skin. The Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange line is truly a blessing for those who are looking for products that work best to fit their healthy lifestyle,” added Atilia Haron.


Group photo of Watsons Management team & Malaysia Top Models holding Naturals by Watsons – Blood Orange Body Care products

Caryn Loh, Watsons Malaysia General Manager of Trading, Jessica Ng, Watsons Malaysia Marketing & Development Director, and Danny Hoh, Watsons Malaysia Marketing Controller, joined the celebrities on stage at the launch ceremony.


Full range product of Naturals by Watsons French Blood Orange Collection – Shower Gel, Body Scrub, Body Lotion & Hand Cream

The Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange range will be available at selected Watsons stores from September onwards at the following prices: 
RM19.90 for Shower Gel (490ml)
RM23.90 for Body Lotion (490ml)
RM12.90 for Hand Cream (60ml)
RM19.90 for Body Scrub (200g)

GlamGlow ThirstyMud Product Review

Got thirsty skin? Does GlamGlow live up to its promise of super hydration in 10-20 minutes? This article contains written and video review…

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the much raved about mud mask brand, GlamGlow. GlamGlow, Sephora’s #1 seller of quick-fix skincare products currently sold in 56 countries, has recently launched another innovative product called the ThirstyMud. Sounds cool? Well, let’s see.
It is important for our skin to stay hydrated, especially once you reach my age of 30+. As we age, the skin tends to be more prone to dry skin; leading to premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles and eventually creases (no!). When the skin doesn’t have sufficient hydration, it becomes prone to irritation, itchiness and other diseases as it lacks the moisture barrier to protect itself from outside elements. Hydration is important in maintaining healthy and youthful skin.
But we all are too busy or lazy sometimes, aren’t we? We want fast solutions, immediate results or quick fixes. I do try to stick to my daily routine of day and night skincare. I haven’t even gone for a facial in years! I admit that work and family responsibilities come first so if there is actually a product that can provide instant results, I’m just soooo excited to try! If you could have magnificent skin in 20 minutes, without going to the spa or facial salon, wouldn’t it be worth a try?


NEW! ThirstyMudTMHydrating Treatment
RM240, 50g
Available at Sephora boutiques

  • provides deep instant, extreme hydration for long, medium and short term results
  • hydrates, moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms for instant super sexy skin
  • can be used during the day, at night or while in-flight
  • ideal for both men and women
How is it packed:


I’m in love with this matte blue box, combined with silver accents on some texts and borders. It just feels and looks so elegant, like a true star product. When you lift the top cover, you’ll be welcomed by a ‘HELLO SEXY’ greeting, making you feel beautiful and gorgeous as you are. I love the motivation of this message. I agree that everyone is sexy in his or her own way.


The box contains a product brochure and information leaflet. The blue and silver jar sits like a queen on inner card tray, with silver text and star accents. Isn’t that really sexy?


The jar cover has a silver star on top, making it look even more ‘Hollywood-ish’. Removing the cover, you’ll see an extra white cap to prevent spills, especially when it’s travelling with you.



The mud mask itself is of a light brown color, oozing with sweet coconut aroma. Try this on your skin and you’d want to lick it. It smells really delicious.

GlamGlow ThirstyMud contains the following potent ingredients for advanced hydration:
DewDration 2% – provides long-term hydration with a powerful trio of liquid acids designed to provide the most significant hydration and barrier actives; provides the deepest skin penetration for an instant dewy, youthful result.
HydraPack 7% – provides medium-term hydration with an innovative creation of specialized hydration actives to refresh and nourish depleted skin. It leaves the skin with an instant silky, soft and supple feel.

GreenEnergy 3% – provides short-term hydration with a combination of powerful natural ingredients for immediate skin conditioning. It leaves the skin smooth and energized.

Teaoxi Ground Olive Leaf – patented active technology for instant super sexy skin.

Another thing I love about GlamGlow ThirstyMud is that you can use it while in-flight. Ever noticed that your skin tends to be dull and dry while travelling? The ThirstyMud can be your flight companion. You simply apply it before or even during the flight, rest and chill, then wipe it off upon landing or just leave it on.

How to use ThirstyMud:
  • Cleanse your face
  • Apply an even layer of ThirstyMud all over your face, neck and decollete

  • Leave it on for 10-20 minutes
  • Wipe it off with tissue and massage the remaining product into skin OR
  • Wash it off with water

  • Leave on to infuse the skin with moisture and wake up with extremely hydrated skin

  • Apply at the beginning of the flight and leave on for flight or travel duration

Here’s a short video review of GlamGlow ThirstyMud, hope you’ll like it!
So this is how ThirstyMud looked on my face…then I chilled and relaxed for 20 minutes. Maybe lie down on the bed or start drafting a blog article…
My bare face after ThirstyMud. No makeup, no moisturizer, no editing.

I washed it off with water, as I’m more comfortable with this method. And OMG, I love how my skin feels! Really smooth, silky and supple. Almost feels like baby skin! And this was only my first time use.

My naughty son had a kick from GlamGlow event’s blue cupcake, thanks GlamGlow & The Butterfly Project!
GlamGlow ThirstyMud did live up to its promise of instant hydration and even more. It’s amazing. The price might seem a bit high for some but you can compare it with the time and convenience of having facial spa results at the comfort of your home or flight instead of spending time and money at a real spa. Of course, you can still do both and make GlamGlow ThirstyMud a complementary product to your facial routine.
I’m already excited to continue using ThirstyMud as part of my weekly routine. This can be used 2-3 times a week or as needed (if you have an event, wedding or important function to attend). I’d also try leaving it overnight and see the difference it can do to my skin.
And don’t forget, you can use this on your partner, boyfriend or husband, too!

I’ve also tested GLAMGLOW YouthMud. Stay tuned for my article and video review!

Elianto Online Beauty Shopping now available!

Great beauty deals at your fingertips…shopping online is so good!
Online shopping is a good companion for my beauty needs. Aside from the convenience of having beauty products delivered at my preferred address, I also enjoy the feeling of receiving a parcel like a ‘surprise’. Most of the time, prices combined with promos online make beauty products such a steal!
I recently discovered that elianto now has an online shop and I was tempted to try their website. Like a lot of you, I’ve known elianto mainly for its wide range of nail colors and colorful cosmetics. Have you seen their eyeshadow color palettes and refills? They have beautiful, popping colors that are great for those who love to put on different colors every day.
Elianto’s online shop caters to various beauty needs:
Nail Care
Body Care
Hair Care

We all love makeup, don’t we? You’ll be happy to see elianto’s selection of makeup items. They have very affordable lip colors. And if you’ve seen my review or heard about elianto’s new brilliant riche transfer-proof lip colors, you can also buy it online (and it’s only RM25 per tube!).
Skincare items are also available for ordering online. Love anti-aging products? You’d be happy to hear that elianto’s anti-aging range, Youth Compact for lifting and wrinkle reduction, has attractive offers online.
You can now buy nail polishesat the convenience of looking at more colors while sitting down on your sofa, lazing on the bed or having coffee at a shop.


DELIVERY Charges are reasonable. For West Malaysia, you’ll enjoy FREE delivery with orders above RM80. For East Malaysia, you’ll enjoy FREE delivery with orders above RM150. Minimum purchase for free delivery is a bit higher than Luxola but you can easily reach these amounts if you’re also buying bodycare and skincare items. Or you can combine orders with your friends.

PAYMENT methods accepted by elianto
   Debit Cards
ELIANTO accepts Visa and MasterCard Debit Cards where subject to bank availability. All data submitted will be protected in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
   Online Banking
Online banking transfers are accepted from: AmBank, Bank Islam, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank, Public Bank, RHB.
   PayPal – my personal preferred payment method
ELIANTO also accepts payment through Paypal


I decided to make my first order a few weeks ago. I picked a Feather Lite Airbrush foundation, Celestial 2-in-1 Eyeliner in gold and Celeste 2-in-1 Eyeliner in white.
I’m very happy with the speedy delivery. I made my order on a Monday evening, and by Wednesday afternoon, I already received my parcel! Delivery to PJ within 2 days is great!


The delivery packaging is also good. The products are carefully wrapped in bubble pack. This way, you’re sure the products are protected from shock and certain amount of heat. Elianto’s products have tamper-proof seal as well.
So if you love beauty products at an affordable price, if you love having the feeling of ‘surprise’, or if you’re busy and you need the convenience of shopping quickly and efficiently, try shopping at
You’d love their promos and deals, too! Happy online shopping, everyone!
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Support Breastfeeding together with MyNutriBaby

Infant and child nutrition programme MyNutriBaby launches nationwide contest in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Month

Breastfeeding is the best way to nourish a baby, but some mothers are unable to do so smoothly and continuously. They try to breastfeed exclusively for at least 6 months, but eventually discontinue their efforts, often due to a lack of support from the people around them. In light of this, several professional bodies have come together to launch a contest to promote increased support among Malaysians for breastfeeding mothers.
The contest, #LetsSupportBreastfeeding, will run from 18 August to 19 September 2014. Interested participants can visit Here, they can watch a video which highlights how a breastfeeding mother’s efforts are improved by the support she receives from her husband, her mother-in-law and her employer. They can then nominate someone who is breastfeeding or has breastfeed and share how they have supported this person’s efforts. Both the nominee and nominator stand to win great prizes.
#LetsSupportBreastfeedingis an initiative from MyNutriBaby, a community education programme spearheaded by Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) in collaboration with the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA), Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (OGSM) and National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN). The programme is supported by Philips AVENT Malaysia.

“MyNutriBaby is a programme dedicated to help parents improve their children’s nutritional status for better growth and development,” said Dr Tee E Siong, President of NSM. “It aims to translate the key messages of the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents, released by the Ministry of Health in 2013, into simple easy-to-follow messages for the public.”
He added that, with many members of the organising committee being parents themselves, they fully understand the challenges experienced by breastfeeding mothers.
According to Dr Tee, there are many mothers who wish to breastfeed because of its many benefits.  “Breast milk offers complete nutrition for the baby’s growth and development, and it contains antibodies that help protect the baby from infections. The mother also receives benefits such as improved bonding with her baby and faster post-pregnancy weight loss. This is why it is recommended that mothers give their babies only breast milk in the first six months. Mothers should continue to breastfeed after the child has started complementary foods, until the child is two,” he said.
However, there are mothers who discontinue breastfeeding due to reasons such as latching problems, discomfort and pain, or having to go back to work. Also, workplace pressure, stress and fatigue can affect breast milk production, causing some mothers to believe that they are not capable of producing enough breast milk.
“Many frustrations associated with breastfeeding can be lessened by the support from the people around the mother,” said Dr Tee. Even small gestures, such as providing a listening ear, go a long way in improving the mother’s confidence and determination to keep breastfeeding.  “This is why we encourage people to take part in #LetsSupportBreastfeeding. It is a great opportunity to let a special mother know how much you appreciate and support her efforts!” 
“Philips AVENT believes that breast feeding is the best source of nourishment for babies. Philips AVENT turns 30 this year, and our commitment to this remains unchanged. Breast milk, with its health-enhancing benefits for babies, is ideal for them, so we aim to help all mothers breast feed as easily and as conveniently as possible. MyNutriBaby is a meaningful programme very much in line with what we believe, thus we are pleased to support the #LetsSupportBreastfeeding contest,” said Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Country Manager for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia and General Manager for Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Malaysia.

Win a Trip to Bangkok with Dinoscovery Count-D-Eggs Contest

Want to spend 4 days and 3 nights in Bangkok with your loved ones for FREE?

Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live!, Asia Pacific’s first-of-its-kind edutainment exhibition is inviting its visitors to join the Count-D-Eggs contest and stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of a family holiday package to Bangkok, Thailand.


The contest will require participants to guess the number of plastic eggs in the giant egg sculpture placed at the lounge area at the end of the exhibition. All contest forms must then be placed in the entry box for submission where the participant with the correct or closest guess to the total number of eggs in the egg sculpture will be awarded the Grand Prize of a 4-day, 3-night stay in Bangkok, Thailand worth RM2,000


Participants will be required to ‘Like” Discoveria’s Facebook page at upon participation where the winner announcement will be made.

The family holiday package for 4 is inclusive of return airport transfers in Bangkok, breakfast and accommodation at a centrally located 4-star hotel.

Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! is more than just an average exhibition, we are also intent on providing a fun, learning experience through exciting activities for the whole family. Through Count-D-Eggs, we are providing the kids an opportunity to learn math in an enjoyable way and encourage positive attitudes and appreciation in the subject. Moreover, this activity is also a great way to spend some quality time with the family,” said Lee Yew Jin, General Manager of EMS Discoveria Sdn Bhd.

The contest will run from 9th August until 9thNovember 2014 and is open to all visitors. One contest form is available upon purchase of either two Dinoscovery tickets or with a minimum spend of RM10 at the Gift Shop or at the Discoveria Cafeteria.

Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! is a year-long exhibition which features reengineered, life size animatronic dinosaurs in true-to-life adventure-like settings. Opened to public on 21st March 2014, it has been enthralling thousands of visitors with 15 interactive activities including its star attraction, the Dino Quest which transforms visitors into paleontologists in search of dinosaur specimens with the help of a map and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) band. 


Other engaging activities include challenging a Gallimimus in a 10-metre race and excavating fossils in a custom-built sand pit. Visitors may also enjoy delectable fusion food while quenching their thirsts with a variety of unique mocktails and freshly brewed coffee at the Discoveria Cafeteria at the end of the exhibition.

Members of the public who are keen to visit Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! can contact the exhibition hotline at 03 2181 7218, log on to or visit Discoveria’s Facebook page at

Opening hours are 10am to 10pm daily including school and public holidays with last admission at 9pm.

Dinoscovery is located at:
Level 4, Avenue K
156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call: +603 2181 7218 for details


Kate by Kanebo Colorcious Diamond Eyeshadow for Lustrous Eyes

Looking for shiny eyeshadow colors to create luminous eye effects?

The first Kate item that I bought a few years back was black liquid eyeliner. I loved the texture, the applicator and the resistance to my oily eyelids. Of course, my love for cosmetics drives me to regularly explore other brands when the need arises and I can say that Kate is one of the good ones I’ve had. Since Kate is created and made by Kanebo Cosmetics, Kate is an affordable brand that I also trust.
A few months ago, I was looking for an eyeshadow palette with diamond luster for those days when I want to have luminous eye effect. Strolling around Mid Valley’s Lower Ground floor one day, I found myself exploring Kate Cosmeticsroadshow where I saw the Colorcious Diamond eyeshadow. I decided to try it and also bought the black liquid eyeliner that I liked.

This eyeshadow comes in a plastic compact with clear windows showing the colors inside. The casing is mainly black, signature of Kate cosmetics. It has one eyeshadow applicator as with standard brands.

Color Combination Code: SV-1
Made in Japan
Available at Watsons and other specialty stores

Each palette contains 5 shades:
  • Highlight color
  • Shiny color
  • Shiny medium color
  • Medium color
  • Dark color

The colors are easy to apply, with good texture that is easy to blend. The first 4 colors create the most lustrous effect while the fifth dark color, serves as the smokey eye effect color.

I don’t normally use the standard applicator that comes with the eyeshadow palette. I prefer to use eyeshadow brush. But I’m sure gals can use this effectively with the applicator; some of you may even choose to use fingertips! Well, I’m not good at that, though…I’d stick to my brushes.
So this is how my (left) eye looks with Kate Colorcious Diamond Eyeshadow. I also use the 3rd color – shiny medium color, which is a bit bluish, under my eyes to add highlight and shine.

If you prefer to have very dark effect as I do, the dark color might not be enough with dry application. You can opt to add a drop of an eyeshadow intensifier (like DuWop Color Payoff) or use pencil eyeliner to darken the corners (here I used Maybelline eye studio black eyeliner). 
This Kate eyeshadow is a good palette to have if you like creating lustrous eye effect. The shimmer from the colors can easily make the eyes look brighter and radiant, especially when you have dark, puffy, stressed eyes.
Good to have those bright, luminous eyes!

GlamGlow Launches Thirsty Mud for Super Radiant Skin

It’s finally here! The much talked about brand loved by Hollywood celebrities now has a new addition to the mask family. And it’s now available in Malaysia…
Wouldn’t it be great if you can have a product that dramatically and instantly makes improvements to your skin in 10 minutes? Sounds far-fetched? Too miraculous? Well, that’s what GlamGlow is famous for!
I’ve been hearing about GlamGlow for quite some time now and it was a wonderful experience to discover it first-hand with other beauty addicts. You’ve probably seen faces of your friends or friends of friends on your FB news feed with some gray, gooey stuff on. Chances are those gals (or guys) are raving about how GlamGlow’s YouthMud or SuperMud has done wonders.
GlamGlow was originally designed for exclusive professional backstage use in Hollywood for celebrities, supermodels and other people who need instant camera-ready skin in less time and effort. GlamGlow YouthMud is popular among celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic and more. Because of the wonders it does on the skin, GlamGlow was eventually introduced to consumers. We all want the good, fast stuff, don’t we? And another great thing about GlamGlow is that it can be used by both women AND men. You can buy one and share with your hubby or partner, and do ‘GlamGlow-ing’ together!

Last Saturday, GlamGlow in Malaysia hosted a wonderful morning filled with discovery about this amazing mask brand at Sephora’s boutique in Sunway Pyramid. Entering Sephora, I was welcomed by this catchy ‘Walk of Fame’ or should I say ‘Walk of Glam’. Several blue, glimmering stars styled in Hollywood Walk of Fame adorned the floor. Clever and glamorous.


The Walk of Glam

GlamGlow’s assistant product manager, Cindy Lim, shared more information about the brand, satisfying our curiosity on why this is so famous among celebrities. It was followed by further explanation about the products from Janet Low, trainer and skincare expert. She also conducted a demonstration showing how to use YouthMud and ThirstyMud on the face.


LEFT: Janet Low, trainer and skincare expert
RIGHT: Cindy Lim, assistant product manager

See that lovely smile from demo model for the day?

GlamGlow has several tempting products for the face and eyes:


YouthMudTM Tinglexfoliate Treatment 
RM240, 50g 
designed as a 10-minute anti-aging ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood; gives immediate camera-ready glowing skin; provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation

We tested this product on our hands during Janet’s demo and it’s really intriguing. The gray mud contains particles that are apparently tea leaves, which brighten complexion, protect against free radicals, hydrate and balance oil production.

SuperMudTM Clearing Treatment
RM240, 34g 
clinically developed to help fight all common skin concerns; addresses PORES (Pores? Pores!), blemishes, pimples, breakouts, razor bumps, and even in-grown hair (I think I should try this, did you read pores?).
BrightMudTM Eye Treatment 
RM240, 12 ChromeCells 
the world’s first tap on + wipe off reverse action under eye and orbital eye treatment; designed for instant 3-minute results; addresses dark circles, tired eyes, puffiness, lines; brightens, hydrates and plumps the eye area.
NEW! ThirstyMudTM Hydrating Treatment
RM240, 50g 
provides deep instant, extreme hydration for long, medium and short term results; hydrates, moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms for instant super sexy skin.


GlamGlow ThirstyMud in Sephora

This mud has a very delicious texture and scent. It is creamy and oozes with sweet, tantalizing fragrance. ThirstyMud can work as a quick wash-off mask, can be left on overnight as a sleeping mask, can be used in-flight and like the rest of GlamGlow products, also works both for men and women. That’s a truly multi-tasking item in a beautiful jar!

Together with gorgeous butterflies from The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers, I had a fun time exploring GlamGlow’s products. Who wouldn’t be amazed at the Best Mask in the World?



The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers team: Tammy Lim, Illy Ariffin, Ayna Jalal and Caroline Ng

GlamGlow is very interesting and noteworthy. Like what I mentioned in my previous posts, I wasn’t really a big fan of masks until I’ve discovered really good ones that gave me good results. So far, these GlamGlow mud masks will be the most luxurious and famous ones that I’ll be putting on my face.


Me with Cindy Lim


Me, excited to try GlamGlow YouthMud and ThirstyMud

Curious? This is just a teaser of what’s coming up. I’ll be reviewing GlamGlow YouthMud and ThirstyMud soon and will definitely share the results and tips with you…let’s see if GlamGlow lives up to its promise of beautiful skin in 10 minutes! #excited #yay

Covo Cosmetics – Luxe for Less

It’s wonderful to discover a beauty and cosmetics brand that aims to make beauty accessible to all without burning a hole in the pocket.
I first encountered Covo in 2012 while doing my store visit routine in Berjaya Times Square for a brand that I used to manage. When I saw the simple, sleek counter design in mainly black color, I already found it interesting. Colors pop up nicely against black and it was easy to be captured by Covo’s color collections.
On my birthday last June, my good friend, Sulo, generously gave me a beautiful set of Covo cosmetics. She’s a dear friend who understands my beauty addiction (haha!).  My present, a set of 5 items, were neatly arranged in a box inside a paper bag adorned with a French-themed drawing. I liked this feminine and artistic touch of the brand. It’s not the typical photo of a celebrity or model but this one also manages to show style, fashion and glamour.


I haven’t tested all the items yet but I’m excited to talk about what I got. There’s just something very clever with Covo’s items. The prices fall into the affordable level but each product is very competitive and worth trying. After all, beauty and style should be accessible to many, not just the rich, isn’t it? Let’s see what’s inside my present:

HD Picturesque Primer – RM69.00
Made in Korea
High definition, mineral enriched, conceals wrinkles & pores, deeply nourishes, prolongs foundation wear
I think that this is amazingly affordable. Now, High-Definition makeup is not just limited to those who can spend a lot on cosmetics. I’m just finishing my current HD primer but I’m very excited to try this one soon!


Fearless Waterproof Shadow Liner – RM35.00
Made in Germany
Waterproof, 8 hours wear, Shadow and Liner in 1, Highly Pigmented, Glides Smoothly
This liner comes with a built-in sharpener, isn’t that genius? Now, I don’t need to find my sharpener, or even buy one. The texture is great and easy to blend.  

Stardust Quad – RM65.00
Made in Italy
Highly Pigmented, Blends Evenly, Creamy and Smooth, Nourished with Vitamin E, Contains skincare benefits
I find it great that this eyeshadow set contains vitamin E. That’s makeup plus skincare in 1 product!


3 Free Nail Polish – RM29.00
Made in Australia
No formaldehyde, No toluene, No DBP
Well-pigmented, glossy, long lasting
Most 3 Free nail polishes in the market would cost a lot more than this. And it’s great to find a brand that can offer a 3 Free nail polish at this price.


Essential 3 Brush Set – RM89.00
Powder brush, liquid foundation brush, and eye shader brush
Compact sizes, comes with a 3-brush pouch, travel-friendly
It’s not easy to get good quality, affordable makeup brushes but this set is probably one of the best you can find. I’ve started using the liquid foundation and eye shader brush; they’re very effective in makeup application and the bristles don’t fall off even with regular cleaning. Good ones!   

Thanks again to my good friend who gave me this makeup set. Stay tuned for my upcoming reviews of the items!
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Hey, that loose powder looks nice!

About Covo
COVO seeks to harness the continuing growth of the COsmetic eVOlution (hence the name COVO) to bring the best in makeup artistry to even the most discerning user without anyone missing out on the total “luxe” shopping experience. COVO puts the focus on the consumer experience whilst the latest technologies are utilized to capture every woman’s beauty needs and nuances. The products are designed to be smartly intuitive and multifunctional to delight the expectations of a COVO woman. The red carpet treatment isn’t sacrificed from the luxury perspective hence COVO’s – Luxe for Less should appeal to one and all!
Where to find COVO outlets in Malaysia:
Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
CAG-02, Ground Floor
Parkson NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Lot No. G1, C1, L1.01 & L2.01
Terminal KLIA2, Sepang
Lot S1-1A-A10, Terminal KLIA2
GATEWAY @ KLIA2 (VOIR Gallery), Sepang
L2-90, L2-91 & L2-92,
Level 2, Gateway @ KLIA2, Terminal KLIA2
Sunway Pyramid, PJ, Selangor
Lot G1.06A, Ground Floor
03-5622 1642
One Utama, PJ, Selangor
Lot FK 103, First Floor
03-7722 1739
The Mines, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
L2-37, L2-41 & L2-42, Level 2 The Mines
03-8940 8568
AEON IOI Mall, Puchong, Selangor
F50, First Floor, AEON IOI Mall, IOI Mall
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Klang, Selangor
F04, First Floor, AEON Bukit Tinggi
Klang Parade (VOIR Gallery), Klang, Selangor
Lot G.10-19, Ground Floor, Klang Parade
03-3359 7131
AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre, Johor
F02, First Floor, AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre
AEON Kulaijaya Shopping Centre, Johor
F01, First Floor, AEON Kulaijaya
AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre, Melaka
F04, First Floor, AEON Bandaraya Melaka
Dataran Pahlawan (VOIR Gallery), Melaka
Lot G-022, Upper Ground Floor
First World Plaza, Genting, Pahang
Lot F/L2A.3, Level 2A, First World Plaza
03 61011032
AEON Ipoh Station 18, Ipoh, Perak
F25, First Floor
AEON Kinta City, Ipoh, Perak
G04, Ground Floor (Cosmetic)
AEON Kinta City Shopping Centre
AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
F01 (Cosmetics Floor), Level 1
GURNEY Plaza(VOIR Gallery), Penang
Unit No. 170-02-23A

China Glaze Nail Polish in Lovely Green Color

My first time to try China Glaze nail polish and a green color for my nails…
(photo from China Glaze FB page)
Oh, I haven’t done my manicure in a looong time. My pedicure is always done, though. I’m someone who cannot survive a work week without my toenails painted! Yes, yes, say I’m vain but I love my open-toe shoes and I find it necessary to have colored toenails. I normally just do it myself except a few weeks ago when I had it done at Nails Garden in e@Curve in preparation for a wedding. They have good service there, I must say. My pedicure lasted for 2 weeks and the foot massage was great.
Anyway, back to my topic. I haven’t tried China Glaze nail polishes before. I’ve had Butter London, Ciate, Elianto, Sally Hansen and probably a few more. But during my visit to Philippines 2 weeks ago, I saw China Glaze and noticed that it’s cheaper so yeah I was enticed to buy. And the sales lady was very friendly, too. Since she’s very nice, I bought 2 colors, hehe.

First color I picked was the metallic blue, code So Blue Without You (1258), then the green one, Agro (1127). Hmmm, I’ve never tried a green nail polish color before and this one looked attractive to me. It wasn’t the typical ‘leafy’ green shade. And since I am managing a brand with green color, I thought it was about time to have 1 green nail polish, ta-da!

I excitedly tested my new China Glaze nail polish last weekend and I’m so in love with it! I never thought I could get away with green on my nails! I used to dislike green but this China Glaze shade is just lovely. I love how different lighting changes the shade and sheen of the polish.

China Glaze
Nail Lacquer with Hardeners
Price: P350 or around RM30
(In Malaysia, I believe it’s around RM42)
Content: 14ml
Free from formaldehyde, toluene and DBP
Made in USA
Life after opening: 36 months
I used it with my other nail care products:
  • Step 1 – Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Hardener as base coat
  • Step 2 – China Glaze Green Nail Polish
  • Step 3 – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine as top coat

Oh and I use my hair dryer to assist in faster drying in between each step. 

My green nail polish is now on it’s fourth day and I’d say I’m very pleased with its long-lasting wear. I’m someone who regularly washes oily dishes, I handwash my undergarments with my bare hands and I wash my hands very often within the day. And so far, the nail polish still stays nicely with very minimal fading on the edges! This is amazing. Normally, my nail polish will chip off because of my daily washing habits but China Glaze survived nicely!


And because it’s only minimal fading on the tips of my nails, it’s very easy to retouch. Love my China Glaze purchase and I think it’s worth the price. 

Next up will be the China Glaze blue nail polish soon!

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About China Glaze Nail Polish
Long-wearing, beautifully-shiny, fashion-forward, carcinogenic-free, celeb-fave, manicurist’s best friend, loving and living in color.
China Glaze believes in the power and beauty within every woman. We believe in putting your best-pedicured foot forward. And we say, don’t hide those hands because you’re worried they show your age, but talk with them because the color at your finger tips speaks volumes!
China Glaze offers a broad selection of long-wearing nail lacquers with hardeners and essential treatments at a great value. The brand is dedicated to providing nail technicians with globally appealing, on-trend, high quality nail lacquers and treatments. We offer innovative and fresh ideas to the polish industry!
Visit www.chinaglaze.comfor more information