The Body Shop Gift Delivery Service

Friday, November 27, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I love The Body Shop!Their products are always so good and they smell amazing as well.Recently they've been moving to e-commerce and making their products available for online purchasing..with free delivery(for a limited time).

Recently,I was invited by The Body Shop to try out their gift delivery time for the festive Christmas season.

This is a very convenient service for people who have family and friends living all over Malaysia.All you have to do is purchase the gifts for your loved ones at The Body Shop,they will wrap and then deliver it for you!The delivery is FOC when you purchase from The Body Shop.The gift wrapping service is free for The Body Shop members only.But if you're not a member don't worry,you can become one once you've spend rm100 at The Body Shop.

So let me share with you my experience using The Body Shop gift delivery service!

When I went to their One Utama outlet,the inside looked very festive.The decoration and the display of the items made it feel like it's already Christmas although it's a few weeks away.

The array of products beautifully arranged and the many gift sets was really inviting.I had a really hard time choosing what I wanted.

The three range of products from The Body Shop that's only available during the Christmas season is the Glazed Apple,Frosted Plum and Frosted Cranberry.They smell amazing!But my favourite has got to be the Glazed Apple range.They just smell so good.

I've used the Glazed Apple body butter before and it smells amazing.So I picked one of the huge tub of body butter and also a hand cream.I was surprised to see that there's a bath jelly.I asked the helpful shop assistance on what it was and she said it's for a bubble bath.Immediately I had to get it!

After I've chosen all of the items,the SA wrapped them up for me.She put the items in a beautiful box and added a flower to arrangement before tying it all up with The Body Shop own grosgrain ribbon.

Next,I filled up their Poslaju form and wait for my 'gift' to arrive.

It arrived within 2 working days!I was surprised to see how big the box was.It was huge and when I popped it open,there was a short info about The Body Shop printed on the inside.If I was sending a gift to someone via this method,I bet they would feel really special and appreciated.

Clearly The Body Shop put up a great effort to make the recipient of the gift to feel the festive holiday spirit!I love it and no other beauty brand has done this so far.

It's safe to say that I use the products everyday..but I save the bath jelly for a special occasion as I don't have a bathtub at home.Both the body butter and handcream from the Glazed Apple collection moisturize my skin very well,making it soft,supple and smells so good.My husband loves the scent on me as well ;)

I would definitely recommend you girls/guys out there to use this amazing gift delivery service from The Body Shop as it's very convenient,the products are of very high quality and they wrapped the gifts so beautifully.So make your way to the nearest The Body Shop outlets and purchase gifts for your loved ones.

For more information please refer to the links below:

The Body Shop Festive Collections:

The Body Shop Instagram;

The Body Shop Malaysia FB page


Petite Blanc Patisserie:My favourite macarons!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I have a sweet tooth!I love desserts.I love eating them and baking them.So in this blogpost I will talk about why I love the macarons from Petite Blanc Patisserie!

But before that..let me explain how I came to know about them:

About 2 weeks ago,my husband and I went to Foodgasm Fest(which was a bust!).

Now as you've heard,Foodgasm Fest was..a bit of a failure(congested area + crazy muddy field) but actually we had no trouble finding a parking space(parked at PJ New Town & it was 5 mins walking distance to the venue) or had to endure traffic because we came there around 12pm(2 hours after the event started).

But because the event only happened for one day,a lotttt of people came to it and the crazy muddy field didn't help.Below is the picture of what transpired.

Eventhough the muddy field was because of the heavy rain we've been experiencing...I believe that the organizer should have warned the people who were coming to the event via their instagram account/facebook how muddy the field that people wore their slippers/rainboots and not in their expensive shoes(thankfully husband and I wore our flip flops).They did no such thing and on their instagram page,the place looks very nice and dry!hurmph.

Moving on...let's talk about the highlight of my Foodgasm Fest experience..I stumbled upon Petite Blanc Patisserie!Bought a box of 5 macarons from them.Came home,tasted them and I was on cloud nine!

I've eaten macarons from Laduree (Paris,not Singapore!)and I can tell you that these macarons are comparable to that.I've also eaten a lot of macarons from various bakeries here and Petite Blanc is the best so far.It's hard to choose a favourite!Petite blanc was so generous in giving me a box of all of their macarons and also their joconde cakes.

Honestly though all of the macarons were soooo good.But my favourite had to be lychee&rose,dark choc,lime(rare to see a lime yummy!),"burger"--so cute and tastes so good as there's dark choc ganache inside,pb&jelly and..okay I love everything!Just looking at these pictures makes me want to order macarons from them.haha

They also make joconde cakes.Now joconde cakes is something that I've never seen or ate before.It was cool to find out that these cakes are gluten-free.There's no flour in them but they're moist!

There's three types of joconde cakes from Petite Blanc Patisserie. Kimochi (matcha joconde with matcha buttercream and black sesame white chocolate ganache), Spread (plain joconde with peanut butter buttercream and dark chocolate ganache), and Briny (plain joconde with salted caramel buttercream and dark chocolate ganache).I love them all!

For more info about Petite Blanc Patisserie(how to order/prices etc),refer to the links below:


BH Cosmetics haul:Carli Bybel palette&Flawless Brow Trio

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

I definitely buy items from my favourite Youtubers like Zoella(blogged about her line HERE!),Kathleen Lights(my review on Miami Fever) and Tanya Burr(haven't blogged about it yet but I've her lashes--which I've yet to use and her book!).

I've heard about BH Cosmetics before but never have I purchase anything from them.Until one of my favourite youtuber,Carli Bybel came out with her own palette for BH.

It was pretty tough to get my hands on it initially because it was out of stock sooo fast but luckily,because my sister in law registered her email to be on the waiting list,a slot was opened!It was a private sale and not shown on the website as they wanted to limit the number.

BUT,we were only able to order two palettes per person(I registered as well but mine came a lot later) and the shipping wasn't cheap!It was USD24 if I'm not mistaken.So we split the shipping cost and I also add on the Flawless Brow Trio to the list.

The price for Carli's palette was USD 12.50 while the Flawless Brow Trio was USD 5.50.It's very affordable but the shipping was more expensive than the items themselves.

But the packaging for the shipping was very sturdy(a big box) and our items arrived within 2 weeks!In fact,the item just arrived on Friday and I was so excited that I had to blog about it today.

So the palette and brow trio + shipping cost me RM132.Which to me is very worth it considering I'm seeing people are selling the palette for a lottt more.My sister even saw that a seller in Malaysia was selling it for RM155!

1.Carli Bybel Palette
Aspire to Inspire--
Carli like to start her Youtube videos with uplifting quotes

As you can see below,the packaging is a simple cardboard box and very light.I believe that it's also easy to bring during travel.
Sooo beautiful.Taken using my iPhone 6.

The eyeshadows and highlighters are very pigmented.For the price,it's pretty amazing.Of course,the eyeshadows can't be compared to Makeup Geek but they're still very good.There's 5 matte and 5 shimmer eyeshadows.They're buttery smooth and I didn't experience any glitter fallouts from the shimmer eyeshadows as they were very finely milled.
The eyeshadow swatches

There's a lot of different looks that you can try with the eyeshadows and I love the selection of colors as I'm not a fan of bright eyeshadows.The colors are very wearable.
The highlighters swatches
As for the highlighters..I love them!I love that there's four different colors so you can mix it up.The far right is the lightest and will be best for the brow arch and inner corner of my eyes.
Wearing the highlighters and eyeshadows

The darkest one can be used as a blusher or as a bronzer.The two in the middle can be mixed with the other colors to reach the desirable color of your choice.

My only problem with the highlighters is that it's not that pigmented on the skin and also you need to blend it really really well or not it'll look patchy on your face.I've a few highlighters with better formulation(like Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder in Audrey--which I'll blog about soon!) but as I mentioned again,for USD 12.50 for everything,it's an amazing deal!
2.Flawless Brow Trio 

I have naturally thin eyebrows and I'm always trying to find ways to make it look thicker.This Flawless Brow Trio reminded me of a cheaper version for Urban Decay's brow box(which was a favourite of mine years back and I blogged about HERE!)
The brow trio contains one tinted wax and two brow powders.I bought mine in the shade Medium.I don't know why but the middle brow powder contains some glittery particles which was a bit weird..I don't think it's use to define the arch..I just mix the two brow powders together though!

Below is how I use the brow kit.Basically I line my eye using the tinted wax and then I fill them in with the brow powders.I also use a spoolie to brush it.It can't compete with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade(which I blogged about HERE!) of course..which is amazingggg BUT for USD 5.50,this brow trio is great for everyday and easy for me to carry in my handbag. 
Left:My naturally thin eyebrow.
Top Right:Lined with wax.
Bottom right:Filled with powder
To sum up,BH Cosmetics products are definitely worth the money!I would consider buying more of their stuffs next year :)


Demeter Fragrance Library(Honeysuckle,First Love and Pixie Dust)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I first found out about Demeter a few months back,thanks to a monthly favourites video by none other than my favourite Youtuber,Zoella.I googled about them and found out that the brand has a long list of fragrances and they were all very unique.

You can see from the screenshot of their website below that they have such variety of fragrances!Fancy smelling like chocolate covered cherries or chocolate chip cookies?What about dirt,playdoh,beetroot,paint or even lobster?!?
Some of the longgg list of amazing scents selection

They have it all!I find it to be whimsical,enchanting and amazing.I would pore through the list of fragrance and be like..wowwww.haha I even searched on Youtube and other blogs for reviews.Suffice to say that I became a bit obsessed with it.

I knew that I wanted to get my hands on them.Unfortunately the US and UK websites both have expensive shipping..or was it that they don't ship to Malaysia?I can't remember..anyway,I searched on ebay and there's this seller from Australia that sells a 120ml bottle for USD27.That's a steal as it came with free shipping.

It's a legit online beauty store from Australia that uses Ebay as a platform as well.The link is below:

It was so hard to make a choice on which fragrance to purchase first but I managed to narrow it down.I bought a bottle of Honeysuckle while my sister in law joined me with my purchase and bought Pixie Dust.

Then about a few months later..I saw that Mysale was selling it as well!So I bought another bottle and this time it was First Love.

I get that it can be daunting buying fragrance online because you can't smell them before deciding to buy them.That is why Youtube reviews and also blog reviews plays an important role(the power of social media!).

Do your research and also know what kind of scent that you tend to choose when buying perfumes.I choose Honeysuckle because my husband bought me a big box set of VS body mists which contained three different ones with the body lotions and I fell in love with the scent Secret Charm which is a combination of Jasmine + Honeysuckle.

And because Zoella also bought a bottle of Honeysuckle from Demeter..I was like..this is meant to be!hhahaha

The Honeysuckle scent is a beautiful floral scent.It started of as being very floral(and apparently very true to the smell of a honeysuckle flower),and then it has a tea-like also smells quite "green".It wasn't overpowering at all.I think this would be a good fragrance to be mixed with others from Demeter's collection.

Description below from Demeter's website;

This is the scent of honeysuckle in June on a warm, sunny day, experienced while driving down a country road about 45 MPH with the windows down.  It gets no better than this.  Ever.

I got a whiff of Pixie Dust and it''s definitely a sugary sweet fragrance but it wasn't "syrupy" or cloyingly sweet.To me when I got a whiff of's a very princess-y and fun scent.

Description below from Demeter's website;

The truth is, at Demeter we do not know what Pixie Dust smells like – but we know what it SHOULD smell like: fruity, sugary and light as the air itself. And that describes our Pixie Dust perfectly. 

In the Disney version of Peter Pan, when Tinker Bell moves she is trailed by small amounts of pixie dust, and this dust can help humans fly, if they think happy thoughts. At Demeter we clearly want people to think happy thoughts – in fact, one of our main reasons for being is because great fragrance always makes you smile, and we all need more smiles, each day, everywhere. 

So Smell Great and Be Happy!

First Love..funnily enough,actually have honeysuckle in it.But I bought the fragrance anyway because I was curious about it.Luckily,it smells really good.It's floral,it's sweet,it's quite strong but overall it's a lovely fragrance.This is my favourite!

Description below from Demeter's website:

First Love is an irresistible, unique and unusual light floral combination of lemon zest, jasmine, honeysuckle, water lotus and white rose. We launched First Love several years ago, exclusively in South Korea, and it is so good that wanted to share it.

I'm so tempted to buy another bottle from Demeter but I need to finish the two bottles first. :P


Review:Kathleen Lights OFRA long lasting liquid lipstick in Miami Fever!

Sunday, November 01, 2015 Liyana Hanim 4 Comments

I loveeeee Kathleen Lights!I love that she's goofy,so pretty and her eyebrows is always on point.I don't know how many lipsticks that I've purchased due to her lip swatches videos.

When I found out that she came out with her own liquid lipstick..I know that I had to have it.Sadly..the shipping for Ofra's products to Malaysia is so expensive.Luckily..a few weeks after that,someone from twitter tweeted me that she's selling it.I was like...whattttt??

So I put my faith in her and bought it..I was a bit nervous because I've never bought something from someone from twitter but we communicated via whatsapp and she was so nice.I did told her that you better not let me down!ahahah

Thankfully,the item arrived within three days..I think.It was ready stock :)

Let me tell you..Kathleen was right!I've had liquid lipsticks from Color Pop,LA Girl and NYX..I've to say that OFRA is THE BEST.It's a mousse-y texture..just like Kathleen said it was.It doesn't dry my lips(like Color Pop),it's not goes on incredibly smooth and the pigmentation is amazing.
Loveee the colour
Mucking around
The best thing is that it lasts a long time.I can be eating something greasy and it's still there.I also love loveeee the colour.I have about..65 lipsticks and none of them looks like the colour from Miami Fever.It's a burnt orange colour with a hint of brown in it..that's my summation of it though.haha
At Ava's birthday party

It's just beautiful and it looks good on me(if I say so myself).I'm so in love with it.You can see from the pictures that I've worn the liquid lipstick multiple times lately.

Because Miami Fever is so good on me..I might even consider buying other liquid lipsticks from OFRA.If only the shipping isn't expensive.

At a wedding with Amal(my husband's friend's gf)
So..I've an idea how I can reduce the cost of shipping + give you girls out there the chance to buy these OFRA liquid lipsticks.I'm taking only FIVE orders for any of the OFRA liquid lipsticks.It'll be only rm85 (including poslaju shipping) for each.

All you have to do is click the link below to see Kathleen swatches of OFRA liquid lipsticks and choose the colour that you want,email it to me -- course,you atleast need to make 50% of the payment because I don't want backout buyers :)

I can say with 100% confidence that they're worth buying.It's just a really great liquid lipstick.So if you want to get your hands on them,let's purchase them together!!