We tried Innisfree’s best-seller Green Tea Seed Serum and we’re quite pleased with the results.
Spring is the season of refreshment which is reflected in Innisfree’s star product and number one global bestseller, The Green Tea Seed Serum. Infused with green tea essence instead of water, natural amino acid and minerals are generously delivered on your skin while keeping its moisturized from deep inside.
Known as the “3-second hydration serum”, it is the first serum to use right after cleansing and touted to seal the moisture within 3 seconds after applying.
The Green Tea Seed Serum
First, we tried The Green Tea Seed Serum (RM90.00 for an 80ml bottle). The serum comes in a green bottle with a push cap.
Applying it on the skin had an instant moisturizing effect. However, we found the scent to be slightly too strong. This would be a personal preference, so if you like scented serums, this would be suitable for you.
Green Tea Perfumed Diffuser
Love the scent of green tea? Well, then we have good news for you. You can get Innisfree’s green tea scented diffuser. The set comes with a green tea scented perfume, diffusion stick and a wooden holder for the bottles and one handphone.
There are several perfume scents, the one we tested is 0408: Green Tea. The top note is green tea, the heart note is rosemary, and the base is lavender. We like the fresh scent it gives off around the office.
If you would like to find out more about Innisfree, do check out their website here for more information on their products.
Lippies, lippies, lippies everywhere! We first started the craze when Kylie Jenner started overlining her lips and applying a matte lipstick. Ever since then, everyone has been so obsessed with lipstick and mostly matte ones. There are matte lip creams, matte lipstick, matte lippies, matte everything! We love everything about matte lipsticks and here are our 7 things we love most about matte lipsticks.
1. They stay on for what seems like forever
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If you purchase the right brand of matte lipstick (we personally love NYX and Sephora!), it would feel like you would need to only reapply once. Fuss-free!
2. They are easy to wear
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So easy, you can wear it almost every day! No worries about transfer or not being able to match your outfit, it’s so easy to wear.
3. They come in the most unique colors
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The best part about matte lipstick is the crazy colors you can get! Electric blue to bright orange, it looks so cool!
4. They are usually very pigmented
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One swipe is usually all you need! Gloss may look pretty but the pigmentation would never be the same as matte lipsticks. The color you see in the tube is exactly what you’re getting!
5. There is hardly any transfer
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Worried about getting lipstick stains on your glass or when a guy you are kissing? Worry no more! Matte lipstick hardly transfers, seriously. Kiss all the way!
6. They are very trendy
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Ever since it was introduced, it has been in the trend until today. And it has all the right to be! Having pucker lips without the gloss can look really amazing.
7. They suit almost everyone!
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Fair, tan or dark, for those with a full face of makeup or for those who only want to put some lipstick on, matte lipstick is the way to go.
Seriously, if you have not tried matte lipsticks, you really should! It’s perfect for almost every occasion, even on casual days. Here is a tip, exfoliate your lips half an hour before applying matte lipstick for the perfect smooth pout.
We have so much time in the world these days to come up with the weirdest things. Some of those things are beauty trends. Some will go way beyond and do the most outrages things to stay in trend. But will you? Here are 5 beauty trends that we think are seriously out of this world.
1. Bubble Nails
This may have been one of the weirdest trends to ever pop up. Who even came up with the idea to make big chunky nails? It’s difficult enough to maintain a fresh manicure, what about this?? This really got us scratching our heads. This particular nail art was made for Easter, so that makes a little sense, right?
2. Glitter Roots
First of all, we all know how difficult it is to remove any kind of glitter off your skin. Can you imagine trying to get the glitter out of the roots of your hair? Way too much effort! It does kinda look pretty if you’re going to Coachella or a rave party. But is it worth it?
3. Clown Contour
You’ve probably heard of this everywhere but why would anyone do it? We have no idea. Although the clown contouring was made as a joke, some people took it seriously. Yet again, too much effort for us to want to do it. Lets just stick to the basics, shall we?
4. Fur Nails
Everyone knows there is bound to be one weird trend that comes from fashion week. At the Libertine’s F/W 2016 runway at New York Fashion Week, the fur nails were introduced. Just imagine trying to wash the dishes or your hair with these nails. It is rather… troublesome. But we must say it does look pretty cool!
5. Stuck Together Lashes
Another weird trend from fashion week is from Vivienne Westwood’s A/W 2016/2017 fashion show. Now, this is something beyond. This look was created by MAC Cosmetics and we are just wondering, will they be selling these weird lashes in-store soon? You definitely wouldn’t need to bother about combing the excess mascara off now, that is for sure. But would you go out looking like this?
So far, we don’t think we will be trying out any of these odd beauty trends soon. Some of these trends may suit your style, so don’t be afraid to try it out! We would probably try these out for a fashion photoshoot but not for an everyday look. Let us know what you think!
Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Here are some of our favorites from Innisfree’s X-Mas collection.
We have always been a fan of Innisfree, a skincare and fragrance brand from Korea that touts natural ingredients such as green tea seeds, soybean, and volcanic clay. Previously, we had to stock up whenever we were in Korea but since Innisfree landed in Malaysia a year ago, we are no longer deprived.
Here are some of Venusbuzz’s team’s favorite picks as Christmas gifts:
Innisfree X’ mas The Green Tea Seed Serum Set (RM90.00)
The Green Tea Seed Serum contains 100% freshly squeezed Jeju green tea to deliver moisture deep into the skin, while green tea seed oil holds moisture within the skin. The set comes with The Green Tea Seed Serum 80ml, Green Tea Balancing Skin 15ml, Green Tea Balancing Lotion 15ml and Green Tea Sleeping Pack 10ml.
“I like the delicate green tea scent. The sleeping pack soothes me to sleep at night.” – Hui Ru, the Beauty Writer
Innisfree X’mas Perfumed Hand Cream Gift Set (RM43.00/30ml x 3 tubes)
Rich in shea butter and jojoba butter. Go with a green floral scented hand cream with Snowy Tree or fruity perfumed, Sweet Holiday or even an earthy scent from Warm Wood. Either one, it leaves your hand moisturized.
“Travel sized hand creams are always practical gifts. I can easily pop one into my handbag and take it out whenever my skin feels dry in the office” – Hui Ru, the Beauty Writer
Innisfree Green Christmas DIY Block Kit (RM27.00) & Warm Wood Scented Candle
A portion from the DIY Block Kits’ sales will be donated to World Vision’s Malaysia Assistance Fund to support child-related development work in Malaysia. The Warm Scented Candle has a distinct woody smell that reminds one of Christmas trees.
“My girlfriend likes scented candles so these are a good gift for her. I think I will keep the Christmas toy for myself” – Jazli, the Lifestyle Junkie
Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence (RM110.00 / 70g)
This Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence contains 73.6% of sparkling mineral water. With the help of Micro Sparkling Technology™, microsized carbonic acid bubbles that are smaller than pores are formulated to best fit onto the skin while facilitating penetration of active
ingredients, making skin clean, clear and moist.
“I use this on my skin after toner. I think it has a nice moisturizing effect”– Anna, the Foodie
Have you gotten your Christmas gifts sorted?
For more details on Innisfree, do check out their Facebook page. Stores available in Sunway Pyramid, Paradigm Mall, and Pavilion KL.
You have a dinner date in a couple of hours, no time to get ready and you still want to look fabulous. This is when Simpli Dry comes to the rescue.
Last week, Simpli Dry offered to sponsor Venusbuzz’s team a chance to review their services. Simpli Dry is an express beauty bar that specializes in blow-dries, updos, and mani-pedis for women on the go.
Since it opens really early at 7.30 AM and closes in the evening at 7.30 PM, customers can easily pop by for a quick appointment before or after work. A wash and blow would set you back RM 38, a blow-dry only for RM 28 and an updo for an additional RM 15.
As our year-end schedules were really busy, we asked them whether they could make our hair look fabulous in under 45 minutes.
When I first entered Simpli Dry, I was greeted by warm smiles and quickly whisked away for a hair wash and a scalp massage. While you get your hair washed, the beautician at hand will start on your mani-pedi right at the washbasins. Efficient.
Back at the styling station, a cup of hot brewed coffee was waiting for me. I received another amazing massage while they toweled dry my hair. This time they worked on the knots in my shoulders.
Two hairstylists blew out my hair while I answered work emails.
37 minutes later my flat hair was transformed to loose curls and I’m ready for my dinner date. My experience from the start to the end was wonderful and I really had nothing to complain about. The hairstylists were friendly, the coffee was delicious, massages were relaxing and hairstyling was efficient.
If you are in a hurry before or after work and need a quick pampering session, do consider Simpli Dry if you are near the area.
6-3A (1st Floor) Jalan Batai,
Batai Village, Damansara Heights,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
Opening Time: 7.30 AM-7.30 PM
Parking: Easy (paid parking nearby)
Other considerations: Ben’s Independent Grocer is just downstairs if you want to pick up some groceries afterward.
Fashion is more than just clothes, its style and presentation, and makeup plays a big part. New York Fashion Week saw models strutting down the runway with latest the fashion world has to offer for Spring/Summer 2016 collections. And with upcoming clothing trends being showcased, beauty trends naturally followed.
Yahoo Beauty’s editor-in-chief recently appeared on with Good Morning America says that three big beauty trends stood out at Fashion Week.
“The entire look for the season is all about natural, comfortable, easy and it doesn’t take a lot of work” – Bobbi Brown
1. “No Makeup” Makeup
A big trend at Fashion Week was the no makeup look. Bobbi Brown says it can be worn with a nude lip or bright red lips, similar to the models at the Jason Wu show.
Bobbi Brown said in the interview “Some designers sent models down the runway without a stitch of makeup on, just some moisturizer”
Though Brown notes that the models are in their 20’s, making this trend a “don’t try at home”. We suggest go for it if you are bold enough.
2. Accented Nails
A trend that was spotted by Brown was the Accented Nails. She says “A black dot, a white stripe and then colors coordinating with the clothes on the side of the nail,” talking about the looks seen on the runways of Tibi, Public School and Adam Selman.
Brown says that this is a very modern trend and easy to apply, and definitely something to try at home.
3. Beachy, Wavy Hair
Brown describes the hair trend as “kind of a downtown, cool girl.” Noting that there shouldn’t be too many curls and just a little bit of waves.
Brown does suggest pulling out the curler and trying it yourself.
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Bobbi Brown makeup fans, there’s something new and exciting brewing up this summer.
Introducing The Telluride Collection, inspired by one of Bobbi’s favorite destinations. Nestled amongst soaring mountains in Colorado, Telluride is famous for its natural beauty, making it a constant source of inspiration for Bobbi. Each product in this collection is designed to deliver the gorgeous glow that the late afternoon sun in Telluride casts on the skin. Featuring the luminous shades of tawny nude, rose gold, and pink
Each product in this collection is designed to deliver the gorgeous glow that the late afternoon sun in Telluride casts on the skin. Featuring the luminous shades of tawny nude, rose gold, and pink bronze, this collection makes it easy to achieve that sought-after natural, sun-kissed glow. This look is perfect as it’s easily achievable and can be taken from the day to night easily.
NEW TELLURIDE EYE PALETTE (RM200)
A palette of sunset-inspired eye shadow shades that deliver a range of gorgeous eye looks. Featuring seven earthy eye shadows in a variety of brown, soft blush and mauve hues, this palette is a fresh take on a neutral eye—a major makeup trend from Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week. The palette includes a sleek Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush for on-the-go application.
Shades: Cream Eye Shadow, Woodrose Eye Shadow, Velvet Plum Metallic Eye Shadow, Blazing Star Sparkle Eye Shadow, Heather Rose Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Antique Rose Eye Shadow, Smokey Brown Eye Shadow.
POT ROUGE FOR LIPS & CHEEKS (RM103)
Bobbi’s best-selling, multitasking cream blush is now available in two never-seen-before shades. Telluride, a warm mauve, and Maui, a pink coral, create a healthy, natural-looking flush on the skin. Pot Rouge creates a beautifully dewy finish that’s perfect for summer.
Shades: NEW Telluride, NEW Maui & Fresh Melon
NEW SHIMMER BRICK (RM177)
Bobbi introduces Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink, an instant pick-me-up shade that warms the complexion. Superfine pure pearl pigments reflect radiance and light and create an all-over sun-touched look. Complements all skin tones.
Shades: NEW Sunset Pink
NEW LIP TRIO (RM175)
Achieving the perfect lip look has never been easier. Featuring a Sheer Lip Color, a Lip Pencil and a Lip Gloss in complementary, hand-selected shades, Bobbi makes creating a polished lip look fool-proof.
Twilight Glow Lip Trio: Bobbi Sheer Lip Color, Bobbi Lip Pencil, Twilight Shimmer Lip Gloss
Pink Dusk Lip Trio: Natural Pink Sheer Lip Color, Sandwash Tulle Lip Pencil, Pink Seashell Shimmer Lip Gloss
Sunset Pink Lip Trio: Sunset Pink Sheer Lip Color, Pink Guava Lip Pencil, Sunset Lip Gloss
Makeup Lesson: Bobbi believes that every woman can be her own makeup artist with knowledge and the right products. In conjunction with the launch of the Telluride Collection, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is offering complimentary Look of The Season Makeup Lesson to achieve a sun-kissed glow. Visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store or counter and to schedule an appointment.
The Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection launches in July 2015.
We are so used to talk about eating right to nourish our body, and working out to make sure we are in tip top fit condition! Not forgetting, we filled ourselves with fruits and veggies for great skin complexion and also hit saunas or gyms to sweat all the toxin out (or so we thought).
But what about our hair? That part of us mostly has our attention when we style them, and most likely with products that might not be helpful to its wellbeing. If your hair could speak, it might be telling you it is hitting death point when you tied it too tightly in a high ponytail, or have suffocated it with too much hair wax.
So here are some tips on how to eat and work out (yes, work out) for healthier hair brought by the lovely people at Original Sprout. Enjoy!
Original Sprout provides a wide range of natural hair and body products for babies and families. From shampoo, body wash to conditioner, detangler and hair styling products, it made sure everyone has a worry-free routine for the health of their hair and skin.
This article is brought to you by healthworks.my.
World Ocean Day is on the 8th of June and every year, this special day takes place annually to raise awareness of the importance of the sea as a vital ecosystem and to take action to preserve its delicate habitats and wildlife.
World Ocean Day was created in 1992 and it was made official by the United Nations in 2009. This year, La Mer takes inspiration from the sea and is sharing its Blue Heart through a commitment to support the protection of ocean habitats for future generations to come.
La Mer has long supported ocean conservation efforts for the past decade, and this year, La Mer continues its global partnership with the National Geographic Society and the Society’s next generation of ocean explorers. In 2015, La Mer will support two new explorers: Dr. David Gruber and Shannon Switzer.
In addition to that, La Mer is proud to continue its support of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned for bringing the importance of healthy ocean habitats to the forefront of conservation movements worldwide.
With the sea being the inspiration for La Mer, the brand has established its year-round philanthropic mission – the Blue Heart. This is to raise awareness of the need to protect and explore the ocean. The sea is close to La Mer’s heart as it’s an integral part of La Mer’s heritage, and as a brand, they are committed to celebrating the beauty and bounty of the ocean.
To commemorate World Oceans Day, a 100ml jar of Crème de la Mer with a new limited-edition design will be available through the month of June 2015. For the first time, the jar design will be inscribed with ‘Blue Heart’ to communicate the brand’s ongoing goal of supporting the protection of the blue heart of our planet and the ocean.
La Mer World Oceans Day 2015 (100ml) retails for RM1,750.
For more information about La Mer’s Blue Heart campaign, please visit www.lamer.com.my
*Purchase of the commemorative Crème de la Mer does not impact our Blue Heart charitable donation.
Bobbi Brown has amped up the ante with nude makeup once again. If you’re a fan of Bobbi Brown, you’ll quite likely adore this collection, and even if you’re not but are into nude makeup looks, this collection is for you!
The Sandy Nudes Collection was created out of the inspiration that Bobbi Brown got from the beach. The shades and textures of the beach from around the world but especially the Bahamas helped inspire the creation of this collection.
Summertime speaks of sunny days but it also the perfect time for long, lazy days on the beach basking in the sun. For Bobbi Brown, the shades and textures of sand from beaches around the world – deep bronzes, bleached whites, and warm browns are the inspirations for the Sandy Nudes Collection. he collection features everything needed to create the ultimate warm-weather glow. The look is fresh, pretty and relaxed—the epitome of easy summer beauty.
The collection features everything needed to create the ultimate warm-weather glow, giving you that ever-so-fresh look, which looks pretty without you looking like you’ve tried too hard. In a nutshell, it’s every girl’s dream effortless summery makeup look.
The Sandy Nudes Collection comprises of the:
NEW FACE MIST (RM120)
Face Mist is a versatile skin-moisturizing spray that instantly refreshes skin with vitamins and botanical extracts. More than a setting spray, a few spritzes leave skin hydrated, soothed and glowing. Featuring a blend of Green Tea, Chamomile and Cucumber, this water-based formula revives and awakens the skin while providing intense and continuous moisturization. Face Mist is formulated with the natural, soothing scents of Lavender and Geranium. This product is sure to become a skincare must-have.
NEW SHIMMERING SANDS EYE PALETTE (RM260)
The centerpiece of the Sandy Nudes collection, this palette features 12 beautiful shadows that represent white to black sand beaches and will take you one step closer to that summer holiday. Shades of shimmering nudes and golden browns pair perfectly with a nude or pink lip for a look that embodies carefree post-beach radiance.
NEW Shades: Eye Shadow in Sand Castle, Sparkle Eye Shadow in White Sand, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Seashell, Metallic Eye Shadow in Sunkissed, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Copper Sand, Eye Shadow in Suntan, Metallic Eye Shadow in Beach Pink, Eye Shadow in Seashore, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Beach Bronzed, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Golden Sand, Sparkle Eye Shadow in Bronzed Sand & Sparkle Eye Shadow in Black Sand.
NAIL POLISH (RM57)
Add a subtle touch of color with these new nail polishes. The nude and pale pink shades are spot-on for the looks of the season and perfectly complement glowing, bronzed skin.
NEW Shades: Nude & Naked
The Bobbie Brown Sandy Nudes Collection will be available in all stores and online from June 2015.
At Bobbi Brown, one thing that we appreciate about the brand is its philosophy that makeup should be simple, real and more importantly, approachable and attainable. If you like makeup but don’t really know how to highlight your best features, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics offers Bobbi’s Makeup Lessons, a comprehensive menu of lessons designed to be tailored to the needs and preferences of individual women. Even if you’re a seasoned makeup user, you can also make an appointment to learn about new products and to learn new tips from the pros.
In conjunction with the launch of the Sandy Nudes Collection, the brand is offering the highly customized and complimentary ‘Look of the Season,’ or Makeup Lessons. Each Makeup Lesson concludes with the creation of a personalized Face Chart to help women recreate their new look at home. To book, simply visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment.