Hauls + Product Reviews: Faceshop, Time Balm, YoungBlood, Maybelline, Etude House and more

Went MIA for a couple of weeks because I visited Malaysia for a CNY trip! I’ll be sharing some of my journey during the trip as I stayed there for a week and so…..basically food porn! Haha…=P

My main stops are always in “Bukit Bintang” because I simply love visiting their Watson’s, Guardians (kinda similar to mannings), Sasa and Sephora!!! They have wide varieties and a whole lot of extremely nice products I wanted to bring back home! Despite the temptation, I still managed to control my “shopaholic demon” and just get what I really needed..hehe..

‘Nuff said, here are some of the products I hauled over KL:
(forgot about the prices, just click on the name to direct you to its website)

·         I just started using this for around 5 days and so. I still wouldn’t know how effective it is in terms of fighting acnes or eliminating blemishes. But the initial reaction to my skin was quite good! I believe it is a gentle cleanser as it makes my skin soft but was able to cleanse thoroughly! So far, betting on this cleanser! I think it does help controls my breakout as my acnes were not getting worse (*cross-fingers*) Will update you if this would be a YEY or NAY once I finished the entire 200ml bottle! =P
         Recommend? Yes! Worth a try!

·         I’ve tried a lot of 2 phase makeup remover and I’d have to say this is the least oily I have ever tried. Though it does remove heavy mascaras and eyeliner thoroughly but I dunno I felt that it is NOT that “refreshing” as compared to the “REWIND Make-up Remover”. Overall it’s an extremely gentle remover as it does NOT irritate my eyes despite rubbing and tugging (thou you shall NOT!) many times! It’s an effective remover for waterproof makeup and extremely gentle as well, so for those with sensitive eyes and skin, try this with no hesitation =)
       Recommend? Yes to those with sensitive eyes and skin =)

·         I super super super MAD LOVE this wash…as you know I am addicted to anything with AHA and BHA…hehe..=P Even though it is an exfoliating wash but I tell you it is GENTLE enough to use it daily or even twice/thrice a day!!! It cleanse your skin really well and make your skin zuper smooth and clear!!! I finished the entire 130g tube so I can really say that it’s a great cleanser in achieving a clean and clear face! (though it does not help much on healing acnes but it does lessen the redness of skin)
      Recommend? Yes!!!!!

·         This is simply just a wet tissue nothing more! I tried using this to wipe off the mascara on my eyes and it stung my eyes badly and the mascaras were not removed at all. Aside from giving me panda eyes it blurred my vision as well! I really can’t think of anything good to say aside from being convenient and handy. But it makes the “handy & convenient” no sense as it was not able to cleanse/remove makeup effectively! I’d rather bring a pocket of cotton then pour my Maybelline2 phase makeup remover rather than bring this “handy” cleansing oil sheets and does nothing on removing makeups!

        Recommend? No please, don’t waste your money!

·         I bought the light/medium shade because this is my closest shade as I swatch it in the counter. The consistency is really creamy and light; perfect for covering undereye circles and blemishes. But I think the shades will be more suitable to those with pink undertones. I am a yellow undertoned so when I applied this to my acne affected areas it tends to shows a light pinkish(light salmon) color to those areas which is quite obvious. Overall, the consistency and coverage is quite good but the shade is not really suitable to people with yellow undertones

         Recommend? For those with pink undertones

·         I bought this because I love the Duo concealer but kinda regret it as the foundation is quite “paste” form and might create strike when applied. Might not be suitable to those with dry skin as the consistency is quite hard to blend. The shade is also kinda weird, appears too yellow orangey me. Not really that attractive when applied alone, should be mixed with a moisturizer or primer for a nicer finish.
       Recommend? Maybe No.

·         I’m impressed with this water based remover as it managed to remove waterproof mascara quite thoroughly. Skin felt super hydrated and refresh after using this. Doesn’t hurt my eyes or blurred my vision at all.A great alternative for those who doesn’t like oil based remover!
       Recommend? Yes, for those who doesn’t like oil based remover

·         This loose powder is grind very finely which makes it so easy to apply on skin. It kinda softens the look on my skin and diffuses imperfection quite nicely. So far, I have nothing to complain except for the pricetag!The price is mad expensive, I bought it around $40!!!

      Recommend? Maybe, if you are okay with the price

·         A Beauty Blender wannabe’! I wanted to buy the Beauty Blender but can’t seem to find it locally thus I tried this one instead. Though it is much cheaper compared to BB but I think the quality is quite nice! The sponge is really sturdy and won’t crack or tear easily and best of all it does NOT bleeds unlike BB’s. I really love this Puff as it makes your makeup application more intact and flawless looking whereby fingers and brush were not able to do so. Simply keep on bouncing and you have yourself a nice coverage and flawless looking application =)

Recommend? Yes!!!!!

10) Etude House: Portable Ribbon Brush

·         Reason why I bought it? Mad cute!! Hehe~ But never underestimate a cutie because it is a perfect tool for highlighting and even applying blush

Recommend? Not really necessary but it’s always nice to have something cute on your makeup bag =)

·         First impression? Smells really really bad like a dog poo. Despite the awful smell, it did make my skin look more clear and radiant. Though it is an exfoliating mask but it is gentle enough even to those suffering from severe acnes(yours truly). Does not dries or irritate my skin at all. But the radiant effect is only temporary as my skin gets back to being dull the 2nd day

Recommend? No! Mad expensive, bought it around $55

(bought in Phils)

·         Just a quick on the go foundation, doesn’t really cover much but able to conceal a little redness and pigmentation. I guess this is only suitable for those with lesser imperfections

Recommend? Yes, if you are quite flawless to begin with

·         I prefer their powder concealer compared to this one. I think the shade is too sheer and waxy quite similar to the Elf concealer palette. Plus they only have 2 shades available which both doesn’t match me at all.

Recommend? No

15) CAINZ: Acne Facial Foam

·         These two facial wash targets on acne prone skin that claims to eliminate bacteria which cause pimples. Upon using the entire products, still does nothing on my acne skin. Made my face dry and loss of moisture.

Recommend? No!



  1. so many hauls!!!

    welcome back! can't wait to here your Malaysia adventure. :)

  2. Hey Janet! I like Mentholatum: Hada Labo AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash too actually! And,, I never heard of 14) Cowbrand: Skin Life Medicated Acne Care
    15) CAINZ: Acne Facial Foam... seems dollar product over here..:-0 But it was a great post as always! ;)

  3. woa, you've done well! ;p
    i love the baby doll puff. i used to be a devoted BB user but for that price i don't think i'd repurchase.

  4. etude is so cute but i dont think i need those right now >.< budgeting mode hehe
    nice haul and reviews as always ^___^


  5. your hauls are <3 what i love bout etude is they've got girly prods and cute stuff.. but i dont really like them much other than that.. some are really nice but not all.. Faceshop is better tho its kinda pricey than etude.. try tony moly too sis.. they;ve got nice packaging too.. lol but i dont really recommend their BB cream.. Missha is still the best for me when it comes to bb cream..

    1. aw thanks Melle...=) I don't really like EH too..but I love their Baby doll puff..hehe..^_^~ I agree with you TFS is better compared to EH but kinda pricey...Tony Moly, I've had so many bad reactions on Tonymoly products so I think I won't go there anymore..=( I've heard a lot from Missha..but the shop is just too far from my home..but I think I'll just find an online seller ....Do you have any nice recommendation which Missha BB cream is the best? I've heard they have a huge range of BB creams....so not sure which one to try first..

  6. wow! you just came from a trip! sure, it went well!
    i'll wait for your next post!
    oye, i want the doll puff from etude! super cuute! waahhh i want!

  7. I'm dying, I want that AHA/BHA one! Gah!!! I'm in love with any product with those two as well.


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  8. The Eucerin eye makeup remover looks good. We have this brand in the UK but I've never seen the eye makeup remover so not sure if they stock it here!

    The Etude brush is adorable!!!

  9. awesome! the face shop foundation performed really well! as for the cute sponge from EH, omg ive been dying to have the same but am a bit hesitant cause i hate cleaning sponges! they're so stubborn!

  10. I use the cow brand skin and it works fine (I have acne prone skin by the way). As with most Japanese and Korean foaming washm it will be more effective and gentler if you use a foaming net to create lather. Just my two cents :)

  11. The Etude House Baby Doll Puff is super cute! I couldn't make myself pay for the Beauty Blender so I'm going to try get my hands on the Etude House puff instead! Thanks for sharing! And I'm looking forward to read about your Malaysia trip. ;)

  12. Wow I've always want to try out Etude House: Baby Doll Puff.. Great haul Janet :)

  13. Thanks for reviewing the makeup remover from TFS! I have a soft spot for the brand as I'm in love with its ambassador hahaha~ Shall definitely check it out when I go shopping this weekend =D

  14. I wanna try the The FaceShop: Phytogenic Infinite Foundation SPF20PA++ in NB21.
    Now following you.


  15. Hello Janet! I love your blog, been a stalker *cough* since long ago~ hehe
    I'd recommend you to try The Face Shop's Herb Day Cleansing Tissue! It works as it claims, cleans pretty thick make-ups well. It works well on me :3

    - Ardhya

    1. hello ardhya, thank you so much for your sweet comment :) ive tried tfs herb day cleansing cream and i do love it...guess i have to grab a pack of their cleansing wipes too :) thank you so kuch for sharing...tc always ;)


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