Saturday, 22 June 2013

Hair Care Tips: Hair Ampoules

As some of you might know, I am on the road to having pastel purple hair. *Suppress excitement!* 
And since I have virgin (never before treated) jet black hair I have no choice but to bleach my hair first.
Yeah, yeah.
I know what it does to your hair.
But having bleached hair does not mean that you're sending your locks to predetermined doom. 
You just have to know how to take care of it.
My personal favorite go-to products are HAIR AMPOULES.
Let me break it down for you;

  1. Hair Ampoules comes in different types. Some are leave on while others needs to be washed off. And just like any other hair care products, you can buy those suiting your hair problems. 
  2. These are the SAME treatments that you spend a small fortune on in salons.
  3. They are amazing coz of it's nano ingredients. Translation: It penetrates your hair much better.
  4. After using it for less than a month, my bleached hair returned to it's manageable state. Which is amazing considering I mistakenly used crap bleach for my hair (I'll write about that later). 
  5. They (personally) give much better effects than most of the treatments I've tried. 
  1. They also cost a lil more than your average serum/leave on conditioner. A tiny bottle might set you back RM 10 to RM 50 each depending on the brand you prefer. But then, salons will charge you up to RM 50- RM 300 per session. So either way, you're saving $$$.
  2. They come in glass/air-tight casings for a reason.. You have to use them up within 3 days. Max. This is mainly because of the 'nano' nature of the ingredients. Ingredients like oxygen and protein dissipates or breaks down upon exposure. So the fact that they dissipate quickly is both a pro and a con >.<
  3. They are bloody hard to find in physical shops. Unless you happen to live near a reputable hair care supplier, you'll have no choice but to shop for it online. Even online, it's quite hard to find. 
Currently, I'm using two by Sensation Professional Therapy Specialist.
They have quite a range so I only chose the 2 that I needed most.
Here's how tiny they are:

The first one is a moisturizing wash-out multi ampoule (pink). 
So you basically mix this in your conditioner or hair mask to get better results.
Obviously, you have to rinse it out after.
Mine's already on it's third use. 
You can tell that the ingredients are starting to dissipate even when in the bottle. (look at the walls of the bottle)

My second one the leave on ampoule (lavender). 
This is a miracle worker. 
Just pat it on your lackluster hair and you'll see immediate results.

This one is almost gone too. AND I'm on my second bottle!
Not surprising since I carry this in my bag where ever I go.
With the first bottle, I even stuffed the ends of my hair in the bottle to soak up every LAST drop of goodness! 
I know I'll do the same with this one too. Haha. 

Till next time my hair care lovers!
Reina Lum

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Hair Care Favorites 2013

Hello everyone!

     It's been a really long night (and morning) for us yesterday. We have been really working hard on this video, trying to figure out how to best showcase the products and how to execute it. But it's worth the time.

Here's the products that have made our list:

1) Kerasys itching relieving shampoo
2) Fuente Vita Voltage Shampoo by Shiseido
3) Avon advance techniques damage repair 3d rescue
4) Essential Shine Serum by Yumi Professional 
5) System Professional Straightaway by Wella
6) L'oreal silk & gloss fixing spray

We really hope you guys find it helpful and enjoy this video friends. :)

The Fashion Reps

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Review: Daiso's Pure Moisture Mask Sheet

We've all heard about Daiso.
I myself am a huge fan of Daiso (I often go just to marvel at all the random things the Japanese come up with!) 
And I have to admit, some of the things they sell are well worth the RM 5.
So when I saw that they also have sheet masks, I thought "What's the harm in trying right?".
And for the record, I am a HUGE fan of sheet masks. 
Find good ones and they will work wonders on your skin!
So I picked this up (There were about 3 choices for you to choose from) and it's only RM 5 for 2 sheets.

The packaging looks legit enough. 
It says it's made in Korea and all. 
As usual, the English directions makes me laugh but that hardly gives me warning signs because some of the best brands from Korea/Japan display horrible English on their products (Tip!).

So after a shower, washing my face and putting on some toner, I took the mask out of the fridge (just for a slight chill coz I just like it that way) and used it as per usual.
The consistency of the essence was a little bit too runny for my liking. 
Too much like water.
Sticky water. (>.<)"
After 3 or so hours (I know,but I just like to leave it on longer coz it doesn't bother me), I took it off and massaged the residue essence into my skin. 
I didn't see or feel any visible changes right after (which is also normal) and went to sleep.
The AFTERMATH of the product was horrible. At first, small zits started appearing. 
But it went away as fast as it came.
I thought that it was just a one off effect so I tried it a second time.
BAD idea. Though my skin didn't act up that much but whiteheads did appear. (I believe the Malays call them 'jerawat nasi'). Plus, a zit appeared on my left cheek too! *Cries*
I immediately went into 'repair' mode and used my trusted brands and skin care routines to get my skin back to the way it was. 
It did in about 4 days. So there's really no permanent damage.

REPURCHASING: (Personally, hell NO.) 0/5 
Yes it's cheap. But so are other better performing brands. There's a possibility that it just doesn't work well on MY skin but why risk it? 
One bad experience is enough for me, thankyouverymuch!

Bad results aside, I have to admit that for sheet masks, these are WAY cheap. But really, why not just add a buck or two and get the great results you crave??

Till next time.
Reina Lum

Saturday, 8 June 2013

TAG: would you rather

Hello everyone,

 Happy Sunday friends. We hope you guys are having a good start for today. Here we have just posted our first new video on our YouTube channel (click here). We hope you guys enjoy it and have a great day friends.

The fashion representatives

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Hi everyone,

This should be the first post made in this blog so I am going to make it as simple and short as possible. This will be the first product review written by us and I hope this post will make a good start. 

Many ladies out there who are on a tight budget or price conscious will most likely choose to buy make-up products from the drugstore. In Malaysia there are 3 main drugstores which are Watsons, Guardian and Caring. So here, I am going to review my "TOP 3 LIQUID FOUNDATIONS" from the drugstore. Although harga liquid foundations dekat drugstore lebih reasonable and offers more value for money, tak semestinya the quality of the product lebih rendah dari high-end products. 

So here, I am going to list top 3 liquid foundations from the drugstore which offers good quality with reasonable price. 

1. Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This may not be a surprise for people who are active in the beauty community. This foundation is all over blogs, youtubes and other social medias. It has high coverage, comparable with high-end foundations like MAC Studio Fix Fluid. 

Suitable for people who have oily or combination skin. Stays on well on the skin. Boleh tahan lebih dari 8 jam (based on my experience). Price wise, it's affordable, not to say it is the most murah foundation you can get in the drugstore, but for the quality it is worth the hype product. 


Availability : Available at the 3 main drugstores in Malaysia. 5/5 
Available shades : Limited. Only 6 shades. 2/5
Coverage : Medium to full coverage. Depends on how you apply it. For full coverage you can use flat top synthetic brush. 4.5/5
Scent : Mild scent. 3.5/5
Lasting power : Long lasting. Can stay up to 8 hours for a person who has a very oily skin like I do. 4.5/5
Packaging : No pump which rise hygiene issues. 3/5
Price : Reasonable. 3.5/5

2. Loreal True Match Foundation.

This is also a liquid foundation that has gone viral over the beauty community. At first I am a little sceptical with this foundation thinking maybe this is another overrated products out there. But oh boy was I wrong. This is a foundation that covers up amazingly. Lagi-lagi I have post acne scars yang takes a very long time untuk hilang. So in the mean time, liquid foundation is my saviour. 

Similar to Revlon colorstay, it is comparable with high-end products yang price-nya melampau-lampau. Fortunately, this foundation comes with a pump which makes my life much much easier. It is also long lasting but frankly speaking, it does not last as long as the Revlon colorstay. Nonetheless, it is still a good drugstore liquid foundation.


Availability : Available at the 3 main drugstores in Malaysia. 5/5 
Available shades : Limited. Only 9 shades. 2.5/5
Coverage : Medium to full coverage. Depends on how you apply it. For full coverage you can use flat top synthetic brush. 4.5/5
Scent : Mild scent. 3.5/5
Lasting power : Long lasting. Can stay up to 6 hours for a person who has a very oily skin like I do. 4/5
Packaging : 5/5
Price : RM 50 ++ ( Can't remember the exact price ) Reasonable. 3.5/5

3. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

Honestly I find this foundation to be underrated. I have never heard any beauty gurus on youtube who have talked about this foundation. This is a full coverage foundation which did not require you to go for second layer as it can be a little bit heavy. So for those of you who prefer lightweight foundation, then this foundation might not be for you.

But as for me, since I am always on a hunt for a full coverage foundation, this has to be on this list. It stays on very well on my skin and I find out that the longer I use this on my skin, the better my skin looks like. I hate when foundation looks good on my skin when I first applied and looked really bad on the next few hours. 

This foundation comes with a pump as well which is always a plus for me. However, after you apply this foundation, you will have to let it sit on the skin for few minutes before applying the setting powder as it takes a little longer to set on the skin. But other than that, I do recommend this liquid foundation.


Availability : Limited. As far as I know it is only available in Watsons and Guardian. 3.5/5 
Available shades : Limited. Only 7-8 shades. 2.5/5
Coverage : Full coverage. To achieve the full coverage you can use flat top synthetic brush. 4.5/5
Scent : Mild scent. 3.5/5
Lasting power : Long lasting. Can stay up to 6 hours for a person who has a very oily skin like I do. 4/5
Packaging : 5/5
Price : RM 45 ++ ( Can't remember the exact price ) Reasonable. 3.5/5

Nurul Gan