It’s a banana sleeping pack! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!


I’ve only just been done with my final exams for about a week now and I still haven’t fully recovered. This is because for the last month and a half I’ve been waking up in a cold sweat, immediately panicking over whether I’d learned enough or did I have to do another ten past year papers or???? I couldn’t go ten minutes without studying or else I’d feel guilty– this includes taking time off for lunch or dinner.

Obviously, this is not a healthy way to live.

In that one and a half month of torture, however, I managed to scrimp together a few things that still brought me some form of lightness and joy. One of them is the Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack.

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Social media made me do it!


The Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm is some pretty hyped up stuff.

I wouldn’t get into the history of how this men’s product started getting touted as this amazing makeup primer since I’m sure we’ve all heard it. I always saw people making preorders to buy this from overseas and stuff, so I assumed that we didn’t have it in Malaysia. But it turns out that we actually do (I got mine at Giant, but I’ll bet it’s at all the pharmacies as well. Make sure to look for it in the men’s section), but only the regular version and not the one for sensitive skin.

I’m not one for impulsive purchases but since I was in the middle of finals and was in desperate need for a pick me up, I decided to give it a try.

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Cheap thrills with Elianto.


When I hear the word Elianto, the first thing that comes to mind would be a green stall, or a green shop; although with some decent products in their line, still have that hidup segan mati tak mahu vibe. The store, not their products.

To my surprise, that isn’t how some of their stores are anymore. The one I visited recently was at Setia City Mall, and it looks like they’re rebranding and changing the brand’s vibes. Of course, one look at their new black-and-white stores and you’ll think: ‘Sephora’. But nevertheless, it’s a welcome change and it did attract me to pop in and have a look at some of their products.

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Estelle & Thild is serving silky soft cleansing milk.


We here at MyLS are big proponents of double cleansing. I, personally, have been through nearly every type of cleanser there is— from oil to cream to micellar waters. I’ve since decided that, although cleansing balms and waters are probably the most en vogue these days, my favourite for my dry skin has to be creams. I used to love cleansing oils because, amongst all the types, I really feel like they cleanse the most thoroughly. I mean you just can’t use a cleansing oil and not feel like you’ve gotten all your makeup off… and also every drop of moisture in your skin. The downside to cleansing oil is that they are way too drying. So the last cleansing oil I used was the Skinfood Black Sugar Cleansing Oil— it was really good and I didn’t not love it… it was just too much for my temperamental skin.

Cleansing waters are the most convenient but with convenience there is always a catch. I don’t know about you guys but I have a natural tendency towards stinginess when it comes to my product so I worry about whether I’m really cleansing as thoroughly as I should be when using cleansing waters. Plus besides how convenient they are, I have never really found a cleansing water that I loved. I’ve even tried the apparently-magnificent Bioderma and… eh… it was okay.

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A Quick One, While It’s Eid

P6100022.jpgScented candles make a nice touch for any open house. 

Today marks the first day of Eid-ul-fitr for 2016 (or more commonly known as ‘Aidilfitri’ in Malaysia… or just ‘Raya’!). The first few days of Raya will usually be spent with the immediate family, but after a couple of days that’s when we’ll start to see the onslaught of open houses left and right.

Raya is supposed to be all about spending time with loved ones and feeling grateful for what we already have, but… you know, what’s a major holiday without a little bit of consumerism? At least today we’ll be supporting local– meet Lilin + Co scented soy candles!

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Get your glow on with the 3CE Shimmer Stick.


A while back, MyLS Girl Eikha Zulkefli who currently resides in South Korea did mention that sticks are coming into fashion. Shimmer sticks are not excluded in her prediction of course – and was she right!

Shimmer sticks, or more popularly known as highlighting sticks are slowly taking over the makeup universe. Plenty of brands are coming up with their own versions and I think it is safe to say that the whole trend, originated from  South Korea although a year back I did use Benefit’s Watt’s Up. But does that count as a ‘stick’? I’m not too sure…


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Is Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid better than its (kind of terrible) name?


I’ve talked before about how AHA saved my skin from a year-long bout of acne. I’m not the type who repurchases items very much— in fact there are very few items that I’ve ever bought more than twice— but from the second I found it, I was loyal to Mizon Peeling Serum. Was it available locally? No. Did I have to wait weeks upon ordering to get mine? Yes. But I persevered. Because it was my shit, man! It saved my life! What would I ever do without it?

That is until I actually stopped using it.

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Clinique vs NYX: Is this even a fair battle? You’d be surprised!


10 years ago who knew how important eyebrows would become in our lives today? Well for me, anyway. When I was sixteen I never did anything with the two, naturally thin lines above my eyes that I call “eyebrows”. First of all, I didn’t know how to…and second of all, I thought I was naturally ‘gifted’ because thin brows were in by then so my brows I thought, were ‘in’!

I started drawing them on when I was 18 – and it was using a black In2it eyebrow pencil I stole from my younger sister. It wouldn’t even be considered drawing on eyebrows because I literally drew a tail at the end of my two brows (my eyebrows are sadly, only halfway given – from the start to the middle and that’s basically it!) and call it a day.

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Lo and behold, it’s a L’Oreal cushion blush!


So recently during one of my very frequent visits to Watsons, I happened to stumble upon the L’oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Blush. At first my reaction towards the product was just “meh” but then when I swatched it on my hand, I could hear the angels singing from seventh heaven.

Is this it? Have I found my new drugstore HG?

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Makeup History Is Herstory


So Lisa Eldridge wrote a book. I know it’s been a while since it came out but you know it’s been nearly impossible to get your hands on it if you live in Malaysia like I do. They’re always sold out in bookstores (or the bookstores aren’t stocking them fast enough, more like. Step ya game up, bookstores!) but thanks to Amazon, I obtained a copy.

I do like reading makeup tutorial type books but they kind of have to be from the right people. I read Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces and loved it, loved that there was sort of a narrative strung between the tutorials so it’s not just a non-stop barrage of Step Ones and Twos. Otherwise— I don’t really read tutorial books. I don’t even really read the ones in magazines. What for? I’ve got Youtube for that. So I was really thankful that I didn’t have to say that about Lisa’s first book, since Face Paint: The Story of Makeup is no tutorial book but instead is a vast and highly informative text on the actual history of makeup (duh) and the makeup industry.

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