Friday, March 29, 2013

Review: Garden of Eden Rosa T Acne Serum


Product review of the day is Garden of Eden Rosa T Acne Serum.

Note: Let me just inform you beforehand that this is a disappointing product for me. Results may vary from one person to another and this is purely an honest review from me

Picture of full sized product:

Size: 5ml
Price: RM35.90       (I got it for RM30.90 since it was a save RM5 kind of sale)
Place of Purchase: Stay Well Pharmacy, Gurney Plaza, Penang

Direction of use:
Apply 2-3 drops on oily T-zone, acne & acne scars
Apply twice a day, morning & night for best results

applicator which is really convenient 


Not sure if you can see, but it is actually yellow-transparent kind of colour.

On application to hand

after completely blended in. You might not be able to see but it is super oily.

I don't use serums. This is my very first time using a serum so I can't tell you whether or not the texture is like any other serums. It is like oil, not tea tree oil kind of texture, more like grapeseed oil, castor oil, vitamin E. Something like that if you understand what I mean.

I can't exactly explain the smell but even though it claims to have tea tree oil but I bet the tea tree oil included is very very very minimal. Why? Because clearly, you can't exactly smell the tea tree oil. More vitamin E oil kind of smell I guess.

I was really excited to use this at first since I read a few reviews on the net and was quite convinced. I used this for a whole month, till the serum finished but not only did my skin not get any better, it got worst!

I used this everyday, morning & night. Hated using this in the morning actually. Why? Because although it claims to make people with oily skin less oily, it made me with normal to dry skin super oily! I would use this serum after toner each morning and my mom would asked " what did u use? Your face is so oily!". And mind you that I only use a very sufficient amount to cover my face.

So, I thought even though I hated the texture, I would finish up the whole bottle since it is pretty pricey for a 5ml bottle. I gave it a chance but it disappointed me.

Oh and do you know the feeling of using tea tree oil? Well, in this case, you don't feel it at all so I am starting to doubt whether they put tea tree oil or not.

Others claimed that it works so it might for you
Nice to use at night ( don't need moisturiser if you use this)
Easy to use applicator

Didn't work for me
Quite difficult to get as you can't find this in any pharmacy
Gets pretty oily when you use it in the morning

I would definitely not repurchase this. But if you are interested, you may actually just head over to some pharmacies and purchase a bottle to test its efficiency.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WON the EXFO Clear fine gel CONTEST


Recently, I joined a small contest by Exfo on their facebook page.

Below is a text I took about the contest:

Have you tried our Exfo Clear Fine Gel before?
If yes and you LIKE it...

Here is your chance to Win yourself :
... A '7 Days Trial Gift Set' For FREE or 
... 1 'FULL SIZE Bottle (worth RM69)' for FREE...

Simple Steps :
1. Just tell us why do you think you like our EXFO Clear Fine Gel or why do you need EXFO Clear Fine Gel.. (By just commenting at this picture)

*selection of winners will be at the discretion of the management and winners will be announce on FB

Thank you

So, I won the '7days trial gift set'

Winners were announced on the 25th & they shipped out the prizes on the 28th, which was yesterday.

The delivery is very fast since I received it today(29th) at about 10 something in the morning.

Let's move on to what I got!

So, here it is!

The gift was wrapped in a small gift box:

Cute huh? The wrapping was really thoughtful!

What was inside the box:

6 packets of the Exfo clear fine gel

& a flyer:

I actually already have this since I did request for a sample and was very pleased with it.

And a RM5 cash voucher which I might use later on:

I actually tried this before but I entered the contest to try my luck so that I could get the full sized bottle since I actually really really like the gel! But that would be under another post where I will review about the gel

When my name was announced as one of the winners, I really had hopes that I would get the full sized and was planning to do a review once I got the prize. But then again, this is a lesson learnt, DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH!

INFO: If you want a free trial, head over to http://www.chickyfinds.sto.my/product-644796.html & get yours now!

So, that is all for now!

Giveaway: Iambabypanda's Birthday Otakus Giveaway Series: Eyes

Below is a REBLOG from iambabypanda's blog!

Iambabypanda's Birthday Otakus Giveaway Series: Eyes

Hey guys!! I'm back with week two of my birthday otakus giveaway series! The first series is my skincare otakus giveaway which is still ongoing so don't forget to check it out! A few days ago I asked you guys what would you guys like to go first and EYES SERIES won! You guys know how much I love the products that I'm giving away in this series and I hope you like them too. I hope you guys like this giveaway series and now let me show you the eye makeup prizes!! :D

The winner of the Eye Makeup series will each receive the following:

♥ Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
♥ Skinfood Sugar Bloom Shadow box in Natural
♥ Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner in Deepest Black
♥ Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil in no.2
♥ Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara

Want to join this awesome giveaway? Then, head over to http://www.iambabypanda.com/2013/03/iambabypandas-birthday-otakus-giveaway_27.html & fill up the rafflecopter form on her blog!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Giveaway: Susievibes' SUPERCUTE&FUN GIVEAWAY!



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Hi everyone! :D
That's right, I'm hosting my first giveaway!
I've been blogging for only about a month but it has already become an important part of my life, and I definitely want to continue blogging for a long time to come.
I guess the occasion for this giveaway will be reaching 100 readers (calling you guys 'followers' just doesn't sound too good to me :P). I'm also taking this opportunity to reach out to new readers and friends - hi!
Thank you guys so much for reading my ramblings and supporting my little blog! I really appreciate every comment, merci beaucoup!! ♥

SO, about this giveaway, I kind of went over my budget by ... a lot. 
(I've been collecting these items for a couple of weeks now, yes I just love giveaways omg.)
(btw do you guys like my photo editing / graphic designing? :D)
(Just FYI, these are all new, unopened items! For all you cootiephobic people out there.)
I picked the prizes based on my personal preferences, so there's a lot of random, but great and usable, stuff. 

I've divided up the goodies into two packs, so there will be two winners!
And it is open internationally! :)
Ends on April 30th 2013.
Winners are picked randomly via Rafflecopter. 

Let's see what you can win!

Prize Pack #1:
(in clockwise order from top left corner)
1. Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence: my holy grail skin care staple - pitera essence!
2. Galison Personal Planner: soso beautiful and such high quality, you can check it out here
3. Russ Puppy Plushie: the tag says "Make Someone Happy" d'awwww <3 div="">
4. Harajuku Lovers 'Baby' Perfume [large]: I love the bottles of these perfumes!
5. Harajuku Lovers 'Love' Perfume [small]: And they smell very girly :)
6. Small Twig Spoon from Indigo Gifts: feels wonderful, maybe for tea or sugar - cute!
7. Annabelle Glitterama Liquidliner [gold]: some gold for your eyes
8. C.O. Bigelow Lip Gloss [mint]: I bet you guys already have these ;)
9. Clinique Chubby Stick [Graped-Up]:  lipcolour in pencil form! 
10. Imju Fiberwig Mascara [Pure black]: one of my favourites!
11. Galison Sticky Notes Pad: I use pack after pack of these haha
12. Crest 3D Whitestrips [full pack]: works ah-mazingly!

and there's more!

Prize Pack #2:
(in clockwise order from top left corner)
1. Russ Kitty Plushie: so soft and cute :)
2. Harajuku Lovers 'Music' Perfume [small]: pretty bottle, so it must smell good right :P
3. Paddywax Jane Austen Travel Tin Candlethis smells soso heavenly, travel-friendly too!
4. True Blue Lotion: from bath&body works, smells gorgeous!
5. Faux-fur Mittens with Pom-poms: from H&M, cute and furry hohoho
6. Galison Sticky Notes Pad: yup, lovin' these
7. Galison Personal Planneralmost is too pretty to write in
8. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint [nude]: chapped lips ain't cute
9. Annabelle Glitterama Liquidliner [blue-green]: galaxy-coloured bling for your peepers

So what do you guys think? ;)
Not too shabby eh?
I really wanted to make this giveaway super cute & fun, as the title subtly suggests.
And there will definitely be more giveaways coming in the coming months!

Wanna join this giveaway? Head over to http://susievibes.blogspot.com/2013/03/supercute-giveaway.html & fill in the rafflecopter form found on her site!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser

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Review of the day is this Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser by Eau Thermale Avene.

Picture of full sized product:

Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser

Soap-free cleanser eliminates impurities and excess sebum without stripping the skin.
Skin Type: Oily, Blemish-Prone
Available sizes:
200 mL (6.76 fl. oz.)
  • • Deep cleansing action purifies without stripping the skin 
  • • PH 7.2 respects the skin’s natural balance, minimizing the trigger of excess sebum production 
  • • Pleasant fragrance tolerated by sensitive skin 
  • • Soap-free 
  • • Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin 
  • • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic 


  • • Oily, blemish-prone skin 
  • • Visible shine 
  • • Enlarged pores


  •  Avène Thermal Spring Water (56%) - Soothes and softens
  • • Cucurbita pepo extract - Regulates sebum secretion 
  • • Zinc gluconate - Purifies 
  • • Glycerol - Hydrates

How to use:

  • • Apply AM/PM to moistened face, lather,
  • • Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • • Follow with Cleanance Anti-Shine Regulating Lotion, Clean-AC, or Cleanance K Oil Control Lotion.

Picture of sample sized product:

Yes. I received a mail form OnlyBeauty, a site which delivers freebies to you absolutely free! I bet that caught your attention! You may read about OnlyBeauty on my other post!


As the name of the product already says gel, you would know it has the texture of any normal gel.  It isn't really sticky as the picture below is the maximum it can stretch.

Behold! A picture of this gel:

A clearer picture:


I guess it pretty much smells like spring water, I mean, most of this brand's products smell like spring water anyways. 


50ml is a pretty generous amount for a sample as the full size is only 200ml.

My Experience:

This is how the gel looks like when poured onto my hand. Notice the blue colour?

Wanted to take a pic of the lathering process but the photos came out really blur. So, sorry!

It is very gentle on the skin, like really gentle! The gentleness is kind of like Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser only, this one actually lathers!

You do know how Cetaphil's doesn't lather at all right? Which then makes some people not fond of it since it doesn't give you that clean feeling or something?

Well, in this gel's case, it is so completely different! The blue gel will turn to white when it lathers and after applying the gel and rinsing it off, you get this very refreshed feeling.


Will I purchase this? Yes, I might. Why not? It is gentle, non-irritant, and very very suitable for acne prone & sensitive skin. Did I also mention that it is so gentle that it is super super suitable for dry skin as well? Well, if i didn't, I just did!

So, that's all for now!

Giveaway: "For the Gorgeous you" x TwofaMall International Giveaway

NOTE: THIS IS A REBLOG FROM http://thetouchofyellow.blogspot.com/2013/03/for-gorgeous-you-x-twofamall.html.  For more info, click on the link!

"For the Gorgeous you" x TwofaMall International Giveaway

You thought I wouldn't host a giveaway again, am I right? LOL but here I am posting and announcing another International giveaway for all of you! 
I really love to give something back to you my gorgeous readers for your continues patronage on The touch of yellow. And I really appreciate your every comments, suggestions on my blog although my last giveaway was not that successful :(

But then again, even after that i still love you guys and to celebrate Holy Week with you guys I officially announce this "For the Gorgeous you" x TwofaMall International Giveaway!

Here are the prizes to be won:

1 Winner will get these Fashion goods:

1- Red Dress
1 - Heart Beaded Wallet
1 - Slim green Wallet
1 -  mini pink coin purse

Also 1 winner will get these Makeup Goods:

1- Skin&Lab A Plus Lifting Cream
1- Etude house Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lipstick POR202
1- Clio Kill Black Eyeliner No.2 Kill Brown
4- Banila co. Sample packs

This Giveaway is open Internationally
2 winners will be chosen randomly
Ends on May 5 2013
Winners will be announce a week after the giveaway ends.

Want to enter? Just head over to http://thetouchofyellow.blogspot.com/2013/03/for-gorgeous-you-x-twofamall.html & fill in the rafflecopter form available on her site!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Giveaway: Iambabypanda's Birthday Otakus Give away Series: Skincare

The content below is a reblog from Iambabypanda's blog

Iambabypanda's Birthday Otakus Give away Series: Skincare

Hey guys!! Today is the start of my Birthday Giveaway Series and the theme is... OTAKUS!If you guys don't know what "otakus" is, it is my monthly favorites posts. This giveaway will be divided into multiple themes and today is SKINCARE. You guys how much I love my iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream right? Well good news! iWhite Korea is kind enough to provide three gift packs that I can share with you guys no matter where you are! So I hope you guys like this giveaway series and now let me show you the skincare prizes!! :D

There will be three (3) winners of the skincare series

The winners of the skincare series will each receive the following:

♥ Two (2) full size tubes and ten (10) sachets of iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream

♥ One (1) iWhite Korea Gluta Berry White Soap

♥ One (1) loofah and three (3) containers for the moisturizer sachets

The winners will be announced on the sixteenth day of April. This giveaway is open internationally, so what are you waiting for? Join Now!! If there are any questions regarding the giveaway, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck everyone!!! 

So Much Love,

Ina ♥

Do go to her site for more info & to fill up the rafflecopter form found on her blog!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Penang

Photo: Are YOU ready for the GREATEST book sale in the world? It's one day to the reveal of brand-new books and titles in Penang! Start counting HOURS, citizens - and make sure to Share, Share, SHARE the news!! >D



If you are a Malaysian, you've probably heard of Big Bad Wolf.

To all Penangites, it must have been a torture to not have the opportunity to buy from them. But the chance has come! 


Head over to Penang Times Square from the 22nd till the end of the month to stock up on books you need!

The prices are as low as ever!

Do you know that the books are at super super discounted price? From 75% to 95%!

You wouldn't wanna miss out on this!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wishtrend :- Korean Beauty Products!



Based on my previous post, I'm sure you would want to know more about their site!

Below is what you would see when you go to their site:

I'm not sure if you can see clearly what's written on their site. But you know what? If you can't, just head over to their site!

Basically, what's stated at the bottom of their site:
Facebook page :- Ask them any questions there, and they reply like really fast! 
Twitter:- Follow them for like latest things and all.
Youtube:- My favourite youtube channel! They upload videos every week, used to be twice a week. All the videos are absolutely informative and fun to watch! 
Instagram:- If you have an instagram account, do follow them!

So, I linked their page in the text above. So, just click on it ok?

Weird for me to introduce the bottom first right?

Ok, let's proceed to the top of the page!

They have several tabs which are:

Beauty Steal ( this is a new feature!)

Why should you buy from them?




 WISHtrend shows the latest Korean trend to the global market,
 which includes hot cosmetic items from skin care, make-up and men's to babies'.
 You will see the various ranges of product lines according to your skin type as well as the best quality,
 moderate price and the most recent beauty trend of Korea.
  02 / THE AFFORDABLE PRICES AND THE BEST QUALITY WISHtrend offers the best products with high qualities and reasonable prices.  Don't think Korean cosmetics are always expensive.  All our high functional products manufactured in Korea  are the best solutions for your skin, and you would certainly be surprised by the price as well.  Those are made specially for reducing acne andother skin troubles, minimizing pores, vitamin care etc.
  03 / ASSURANCE OF FRESHNESS WITH EXPIRATION DATES WISHtrend provides goods through the direct contract with headquarters of each Korean cosmetic brand.  It's different from other companies where they obtain their products in wholesale markets and sell in abroad. You can purchase the newest and fresh cosmetics which are being managed by the headquarters of brands. Check the expiration and manufacturing dates and you will see how newly-made they are !
  04 / WORLDWIDE AND SAFE DELIVERY WISHtrend offers delivery to every country. Wherever you are,
 you won't miss a chance to experience Korean beauty products. 
 It's possible to get the WISHTREND.com box within 2 to 4 days via EMS, and 7 to 14 days via general service.  It is safe until it reaches your hand. Delivery of WISHtrend is safe.  We make sure everything will be fully wrapped by air pack inside a box surely.  We guarantee that our products have safe journey to everywhere you wish.
  05 / HAPPY GIFTS IN YOUR BOXTHE DIVERSITY OF PRODUCTS' LIST The generous gifts are beautifully presentated in the unique box.
 WISHtrend gives plenty of gifts to every customer,
 which includes not only product samples but complimentary delicious Korean snacks or traditional souvenirs.
 Be curious about which ones you will get today! We deliver your happiness as well.
  06 / INFORMATIVE CONTENTS WISHtrend is running our own review program for foreign customers who might be unfamiliar with Korean cosmetics.
 When new products are launched, WISHTREND.com 's reviewers will give valuable information of the products.
 Furthermore, we provide professional information through Jon's and Tessa's column.
 WISHtrend does not keep your payment information.
 It won't be saved in Wishtrend’s database because the payment system is managed by Paypal.
 However, you can purchase our products conveniently and safely by your credit card without a Paypal account.


 We have active and approachable C/S policy which you can get a response within 24 hours.
 Let us know about your any inquiries regarding WISHTREND.com to trend@wishcompany.net at anytime.
 The Wish Box consists of very special products not easy to get in abroad, which have Korean theme.
 WISHTREND.com has cosmetic products that you can only purchase from us exclusively.
 Our highly special selections will renew your skin and your life.

Here's a lil story about them:



  01 / EXPLORE, THE BEST COSMETICS EVER ! We are looking for the best cosmetics that have not been participated in various distribution networks. We crucially focus on the cosmetic researches and try several tests to find out the best products for our customers.
 We share and deliver our knowledge on products we have found, know-how to be more beautiful. We introduce our products at wishtrend.com to make it easier for understanding and seeing the features.
 All the products displayed on Wishtrend are able to be delivered any place in the world.
 We use safe air caps and solid boxes. We deliver the products through each country’s postal system. If you use EMS Service ,it’s possible to trace what you buy on Wishtrend.

So, on to their about us section:


     We are believing that as long as you 'WISH' to be beautiful, you will be beautiful. We explore all over the world to find the best cosmetics
     and introduce them to the beauty inspiring explorers.
     Of course, those amazing stuff which we discover will be delivered to your front door.

     W I S H T R E N D . C O M 
After reading all the above info, what are you waiting for? Head over to Wishtrend.com for your ultimate Korean beauty online shopping experience!