Saturday, October 27, 2012

Natural Pack (produced for Daiso Japan)


This is how the pack looks like if you were wondering what pack I'm talking about:

Formulated with the natural ingredients from Oak trees, it removes oils and all dirt and deeply clean the pore, leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores.

How to use:
  • After cleansing your face, evenly apply on the nose area and let it dry for 10-15 min. If completely dried out, peel it off starting at the bottom, pulling toward the top.
  • Do not use more than twice per week. 
  • For sensitive skin, apply facial essence before using, and slowly peel it off starting at the top toward the bottom.

Price: You will be shocked! RM5!

No, you are not blind. And no, your vision is not blurring! It really is RM5!

Did you know that there are people selling this for RM10? That's on a forum where people sell stuff. It's calle LYN forum. If you are a malaysian, you will definitely know what forum I'm talking about.

Where I got it?

Well, see the top part of the pic? It says produced for DAISO JAPAN. Yup! I got it at Daiso!

Is Daiso available in your neck of the woods? 

There are actually 2 Daiso outlets here in Penang.

Gurney Plaza  ( somewhere near MPH bookstore )
Queensbay Mall  ( one floor below Blackball )
For those who stay in town area, just head to Gurney, it's nearer and it's newer!

Will do a review later on this! Stay tune! I'll just update this post. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Giveaway by the Dark Side of Beauty: Maybelline Fall 2012 Collection


As stated in the title above, I'm sharing with you a giveaway by the Dark Side of Beauty.

Wanna know how to enter her giveaway?

This giveaway includes:
-Color Tattoos in 'Mossy Green' and 'Barely Beige'
-Palette in 'Olive Martini'
-Nail polish in 'Downtown Brown'

-You must be 18+ years or have your parent's permission to enter
-You must be a follower of The Dark Side of Beauty
-This giveaway is international, so anyone can enter :)
-There will only be 1 winner
-fill out the Raffelcopter form

These 2 infos above are copy and pasted right from her blog! 

Do head over to her blog to enter! 

Click here.

If for some reason, the link isn't working, here's another link where you can copy and paste or just click on it directly: 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm (Pink Label) opened!


As stated in the title, I opened up the bb cream! 


Well, it won't come out no matter how much I pumped. That's the reason why I got the gold label one anyways. 

So, no harm in opening it. 

Below are pics of how it looks like: 

how it looks like without its body
Look! I separated the white part from the pink body. That's the first step to open it. 

Top part with nozzle
And this is what you get after you twist open the top part.

the real depth of the bb cream
This, is the real 40g as claimed despite its ginormous bottle size.

closer look
Can you see the depth? No? Look below!

a better closer view
A clearer pic as to how the real depth looks like. Not very deep huh? But it is 40g. But then again, it looks less than 40g with the top part covering most of it. Don't believe? Look at the pic below.

Look! This is the top part with the nozzle and its pump is really long. Imagine this long thing filling in the space of the already shallow depth of the bottle. Now, do you think this is 40g? Maybe it is. But, one thing for sure. If you do not want to waste any drop of this precious bb cream, open it up when you feel like throwing it away.

Who knows? You might be surprised that there are actually alot more bb cream left in the bottle.

Hope this helps! If it doesn't and you need help in anything, leave a comment here or email me at joubajoubawa@yahoo.com

I'm always free and happy to help!


I'm not doing anything right now. 

Lashes by kiwiberry1 arrived!

Remember that I won a giveaway by Kiwiberry1 hosted by Isabel? No? You may read it here.

Well, I finally got one of the items, which is the  1 box lashes (chosen by kiwiberry1 staff). 

Checked the price  of shipping. It was $10 for 0.1 kg. Oooooooooo. Expensive! I didn't take a pic of the inside of the parcel but surprisingly, the interior is filled with bubble wraps.

box bubble wrapped
Even though the interior of the parcel already has bubble wraps, they bubble wrapped the box anyways. Impressive!

info about reviewing
According to kiwiberry1, if you submit a review, you will be entitled to a 15% discount on your next purchase. 

box of lashes
Here's how the box looks like. I'm actually surprised everything is written in chinese when kiwiberry1 is from Canada, I think. 

How the individual lash looks like. Looks natural right?

After removing the box cover, this is what you will find. 

If you were wondering which lashes they send me, no need to wonder anymore. 
At the bottom of the box, there was a number 7. So, i;m guessing it's no.7. 
It's under dramatic glamorous lashes.
For more info, click here

Real price: $7.00.

Thanks so much Kiwiberry1 & Isabel! Really appreciate this! Am still waiting for the contacts! Can't wait!

Keep a lookout as I update this post soon! (pic of me with this lashes!)

Monday, October 22, 2012

VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm 40g


Recently, I wrote about where to get cheap & authentic skin79 bb creams. If you haven't read it, you may read it here.

Well, guess what?

I got it today!

So, I may have been wrong regarding courier service, but nonetheless, it's still very fast and efficient! I stated that they used PosLaju but when i got my parcel today, it was Skynet. No worries! As long as it's fast!


Will post pics up sometime soon.
As promised, pics are right below:

front view of parcel

back view of parcel
Can you see how securely taped it is?

bubble wrapped bb cream
Look at the layers of bubble wraps!

front view of namecard inserted
Do check the website out!

back view of name card!
Here's a closer look at other ways to contact the seller.

bb cream!
Bb cream box! Whee~~~ So happy!

They secured the bb cream with a thick layer of bubble wrap. Very secured! Love that they took this extra step even though shipping is free. Even the envelope containing the bb cream was taped ALOT!


Yes, even when I claim they sell cheap & authentic, no harm in always checking right? They have proven me right once again. IT IS AUTHENTIC!

How to check?

Do click here!

Will post up pics soon and will do a post on the swatch and so on after i use it. Scratch that! I'm gonna do the swatch here.

Pic of bb cream bottle below:

front view of bb cream

back view of bb cream

p.s. Sorry that my photography skills suck like really bad. I won't blame it on my camera phone, it's just me and my lame skills. :P


top: skin79 pink label
bottom: skin79 gold label
this is a pic with flash.

left: pink label
right: gold label
this is a pic under sunlight. 

Actually, I don't see any difference, no matter how much i try to differentiate them.

Info regarding VIP Gold Super+ Beblesh Balm 40g:

SKIN79 Gold Label VIP Super Plus Beblesh Balm 40G
SKIN79 Gold Label VIP Super Plus Beblesh Balm 40G

With that much info in the pics above, I guess you don't need any explanation anymore. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Where to get cheap & authentic skin79 bb cream?


As stated in the title, I will be sharing with you where I get my Skin79 bb cream which is authentic and cheap.

As you know, it's not really that easy to find stuff in Malaysia.

Retail price for Skin79 Super+ BB cream Pink Label/ Vip Gold in Malaysia is roughly RM90. Even when they claim they are having a promotion, it will still be RM90 for 2. which then comes up to RM45 per bottle. That is quite ok if and only if you plan on purchasing 2 bottles. If you plan to buy only one, then it is not worth it.

So, back to the main topic.


I got mine from sales.bellezababe@gmail.com

Yes, you just email and purchase.

So, I got mine for RM39 including delivery right to my doorstep using PosLaju which is a speedy delivery system in Malaysia.

For more info on other brands of bb creams sold by this seller,
LYN Forum:

Just for your info, they do sell other things as well. So, go and have a look. Best part, they're all authentic.

p.s. I just purchased a skin79 VIP gold bb cream two days ago, they'll be sending it out today which means I'll get it tomorrow. Will post about it when i get it.

note: as of february 2013, they've hike up their price till RM45 per bottle which is just not worth it anymore. I've found a cheaper and authentic alternative. Will blog about that soon! do email me if you can't wait for my next post! I bought 2 bottles for the price of RM75!

UPDATE: I shall now reveal to you the cheaper yet authentic alternative! Head over to http://list.qoo10.my/item/SKIN79-SKIN79-1-1-GENUINE-AUTHENTIC-BB/408350459
Yup! It's Gmarket Korea. The products are all shipped to you directly from Korea. It might take time but so worth it! Why? Because they give you really really late expiry dates. The ones I just received have expiry dates of 2015! The one that I bought from Malaysia has an expiry date of the year you purchase. Look at the difference! Plus, you get free gifts! If you buy from Malaysia, absolutely no free gifts! One downside is that since it is shipped directly from Korea, give some time for delivery. I ordered and paid on the 22nd Feb, they processed and shipped it on the day itself. Received it on the 5th of March. So, if you are expecting to get it the next day, don't!

the small parcel! Everything was packed and wrapped neatly & so secured!

The items in the box. Lots of bubble wraps!

The bb creams!

So, that is all for now!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Analyzing Price for soap making essentials

WARNING: Don't read this post! It's just a rant post!

I've been doing my own lil research on soap making.

It's hard since most materials and all can easily be found in America but not in Malaysia.

Luckily, with the help of google, I managed to find 2 shops or is the proper term, online blogshops? Anyways, these 2 shops offer extremely reasonable price. But boy, was it hard to just find these shops. I've been google-ing recipes for soaps and also shea butter. why? Because the recipe i found for the soap requires shea butter but only 2 teaspoons. And I'm suppose to buy a minimum of 500g of shea butter just for the sake of 2 teaspoons? So, now I'm actually going through the price for these shops by individually listing out the size, material, price and so on. Imagine when a recipe requires lemongrass essential oil, I have to then google up other uses of the oil.

Soap making isn't tough but the process of comparing prices, knowing the uses of the essential oils, other uses of all the other ingredients, knowing the recipes, THAT is tough!

This post is just to rant out my frustrations, ok, wait, that's not even the right word. Should I say tiredness? or stress? Ok, this ranting has got to stop!

p.s. You may totally skip this post!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Moo Moo Cake ( Heart & Flour Bakery Penang )


Do you always go to Pulau Tikus area in Penang? yes? Then, you are in for a treat!

There's a bakery near Maybank which is called Heart & Flour

Below is a picture of how the entrance looks like:

2.5Kg of 5 Angry Bird Cakes made of Chocolate Sponge Cake With Blueberry FIlling @ Heart & Flour Bakery
Bakery Entance
Pic credit to everyday.com.my

Let's get to the topic, shall we?

Main topic: Moo Moo Cake

Why is it called Moo Moo Cake? Observe the pics below and you will know.

Box ( Front View)
Isn't the box so adorably cute? Sorry for the stains on the box. It was actually raining and I kinda got the box rained on.

Box (Top view)
See the tongue and the tail which pops out?

Box (Back View)
Even the back looks like a cow right?

Box ( Side View)
I only took picture of one side because both sides contain the same info. Can you see the info?
It says:
High Quality
Low Fat
Excellent Fiber

Storage temperature: 4-6 degree celcius 
Consume within 3 days

Open this lid
Above is how you should open the box. You lift up the lid which is in the form of a bell.

Cake (Top View)
See? You don't need an explanation on why it's called a Moo Moo Cake. The cake itself shows that its name is perfect!

Cake ( Side View)
This is how the cake looks like! It's actually a swiss roll. See the triangle ish part? That's the cream! Can you see that the cream is like overload? I love that part!

Absolutely delicious! It's so SOFT! The cream taste very milky. If you love milk, you will definitely love this! It's indeed a milk cake, as stated on the box, " The Finest Milk Cake". That statement is so very true! 

Info on bakery:
Heart & Flour
399, Burmah Road,
10350, Penang.
Business Hours:
Daily: 9.00am -6.00pm

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Dark Side of Beauty Giveaway: WAWAZA Uguisu-No-Fun

The link that MUST be shared: https://wawaza.com/products/Bulk-Size-Nightingale-Droppings-%28Uguisu%252dNo%252dFun%29-Skin-Care-Powder-.html

Below is what I copy and pasted from her blog:

"I have a great giveaway to share with you all sponsored by WAWAZA, the website that carries all types of awesome Japanese products. One of the most interesting products they carry is the Uguisu-no-fun, otherwise known as Nightingale droppings. It sounds pretty weird, but it is actually one of the beauty secrets that the Geisha have indulged in for centuries. You can read all about this product HERE.

Thanks to WAWAZA, I will be doing a giveaway for a bulk-size of the Uguisu-no-fun!


1. Be a follower of The Dark Side of Beauty
2. You must be 18+ years old or have your parent's permission
3. This is international, so everyone can join!
4. You must share the link below on your Facebook or Blog:
5. Complete the Rafflecopter form"

What are you waiting for? Head over to her site now!

Selling Rice Milk Soaps!


I'm selling rice milk soaps.

Price: RM5 per pcs. (Ready Stock)

Preorder special: RM40 for 1 dozen

For orders of 1 dozen and above, preorder is needed.

How to order?
Leave a comment here or you can email me at joubajoubawa@yahoo.com

All price listed are not inclusive of postage.

You may buy from me if you are from Penang. If you are from other parts of Malaysia, I will use PosLaju.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2500 followers giveaway (International) by Misskatv


Misskatv is hosting a giveaway on her blog!


Just head over to: http://www.misskatv.com/2012/09/2500-followers-giveaway-international.html


Just follow the steps on the rafflecopter widget.

Winners will be announced when her blog reaches 3, 000 followers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Whoopie Pies!

Brief Introduction on Whoopie Pie: ( copy and pasted from wikipedia)

The whoopie pie (alternatively called a black moongobblack-and-whitebob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookiepie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them

History of Whoopie Pie: ( copy and pasted from wikipedia) 
While considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition, they are increasingly sold throughout the United States.[1] According to food historians, Amish women would bake these desserts (known as hucklebucks, or creamy turtles at the time) and put them in farmers' lunch pails or lunch boxes. When farmers would find the treats in their lunch, they would shout "Whoopie!"[1] It is thought that the original Whoopie pies may have been made from cake batter leftovers.[3]
The whoopie pie is the official state treat of Maine[4] (not to be confused with the official state dessert, which is blueberry pie).[4]
The world's largest whoopie pie was created in South Portland, Maine on March 26, 2011, weighing in at 1,062 pounds.[5] Pieces of the giant whoopie pie were sold and the money was used to send Maine-made whoopie pies to soldiers serving overseas.[5] The previous record holder, from Pennsylvania, weighed 200 pounds.[5]

Why the sudden topic?


I got the latest issue of Cake Decorating! Which is issue 4! At the end of the issue, they have this recipe which caught my interest. And yes! It's whoopie pie! With the rainbow colour and cute looking, almost similar to macaron, it definitely caught my attention.

I immediately took out 2 sticks of butter, in the end I only used one. Blek.


Outcome was better than expected. Well, not that nice since I only have blue, red and green. So, I only made 4 colours. Red, blue, green and purple. Why didn't I buy yellow?

Taste? Well, it was nice. But maybe I made the cake part too thick? It would be nicer with thinner cakes. Cream? Guess what? The recipe suggested 2 4/5 cups of sugar but I used 2 cups only and it was already sweet! And if you don't know me, I'll tell u a lil something bout me...

Hehehhe....a lil info bout me: I absolutely adore SWEET stuff. Anything sweet, I like! So, if I ever say something is too sweet, u have gotta believe me!

Will I make this again? Maybe. High chance if I buy yellow colouring!

I'm so lazy to on my computer just to post up a mere pic of my whoopie pies that I'll just publish this post now...

Stay tune as I edit this post soon with one pic of the outcome. Might include a pic of how it's suppose to turn out

As promised, here's a pic:

my 1st attempt in making whoopie pies!

Btw, I know that it doesn't look that appetising but I like it! My bro & sis love them as well!

Here's how it's suppose to look like:

pic credit to sweetesbakeshop.com

So, there you have it. The HUGE difference in outcome. LOL!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Etude house HAUL!

After browsing through facebook, THIS appeared on my feed:

Promotion poster

Lucky me! For the past few weeks, I've been considering getting myself Wonder Pore Freshner after reading so many reviews on it and none of the reviews were bad.

So, I waited till it was the 13th. I went to the Etude House in Gurney Plaza and purchased 2 bottles of Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 500ml. It was priced at RM79.90 per bottle. Since I bought 2, total came up to RM159.80. 

Since I did purchase over RM100, I was entitled to get the above free gifts mentioned in the poster and also a hamper which is said to be worth RM100. 

In the hamper, these are the things given:
nail polish

Pencils, not the pouch
Pic credit to mylipstickbullets.blogspot.com
Essence mask
pic credit to prettyandcute.com
Hand mask
pic credit to erinelay.com
pic credit to yesstyle.com
Pic credit to ohlala.tarad.com
That's all that was in the hamper.

Other than then above free gifts, I also got :

only got one of this
pic credit to beauty-start-from-dailylife.blogspot.com
I got 2 of this

pic credit to bunnykisskawaii.blogspot.com

Really liked the generosity of the promoters at Etude House Gurney Plaza in giving lots of freebies. Freebies totally made my day! 

P.S. To the blogs and sites I mentioned below each pic, Thank you so much for your wonderful pictures!

Unfortunately the promo is now over, but, fret not! They have many ongoing promotions and each promotion is just as good!