September 03, 2018

Get Your Protection On with Otterbox! πŸ“±


Hello, friends!
How important your phone is to you? Well, you can call me an addict or whatnot (not true though) but I seriously cannot live without my mobile phone. If it was just considered as a 'want' in the past, now my phone has levelled up into the list of 'The Things I Cannot Live Without'. Why? Easy, it's basically my personal assistant, one that I have to pay a lot for in the first place, cause oh boy, everyone knows how expensive a phone can be nowadays! Realising the importance of my phone to me especially when I have everything related to my work + blogging + personal life stored there, I know that I have to rely on some sort of 'insurance' program to make sure I won't break it (at least as long as I can possibly can). And here comes my saviour Otterbox, so read on to learn about how I came across this brand + a real testimonial!

August 30, 2018

Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask Review 🌸

Mamonde Mask

Annyeong, friends! 
Lately, I am on a roll with Mamonde. Been using more of their products that's been hiding in my stash + some of the new ones sent to me by their PR team. One of the more recent ones that I have is the new Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask range and being a mask sheet addict, it caught my eyes immediately. I published a review on the Mamonde Flower Essential Mask range before so I wanted to see if there is any difference between the two.

August 29, 2018

Aveeno: My New Dry Skin Companion πŸ’§


Hello, friends!
When I was younger, I always wondered why people put on lotion in the first place. I use to hate them, because of how sticky they can be in Malaysia hot and humid weather. But lately, I can't seem to live without a good lotion. My hands have been getting drier than usual that I seem to run out of hand creams just like how I usually run out on pocket tissues; which is in a flash! This could be caused by my morning to evening desk job that has me exposed to the cold air in the air-conditioned room all day, or just due to my age factor, but my dry hands have become one of my biggest skin concern lately.

August 20, 2018

FromNature Age Intensive Essence 95.7% Review πŸ’–


Annyeong, friends!
Getting older is no fun sometimes. I am starting to get super conscious about things like wrinkles especially when I start to see fine lines forming at certain areas of my face such as the forehead and corner of my eyes. Really need to put a halt to my habit of making a weird expression and scrunching my forehead when I am thinking LOL. Also, this makes me wonder how early is too early to start incorporating any anti-aging product into my skincare? As far as I know, there is no exact rule to this and it's never bad to start as early as we can right? Right around the time when I was being more conscious about anti-aging, the brand FromNature reached out and offered me a chance to review their products including the FromNature Age Intensive Essence 95.7%. Being a skincare lover, of course, I said yes. Plus, it's about time that I start to experiment with more 'age prevention' product.

August 16, 2018

2 Days 2 Nights Itinerary in Busan (Part 1) 🌞



Annyeong, friends!
If you are following me on my Instagram account @anisfarhanaaliman91, you might have noticed that I've once again visited South Korea last August 2017 following my first visit in 2016 (lol its now August 2018). To be honest, the first trip in 2016 was really rushed and at the last minute so I did not make any thorough plan before going there. A few of my friends and readers have been asking me to share about that 5 days 4 night holiday in Seoul and I'm ashamed to say that I've failed in finishing all the travel posts that I need to do before this second trip πŸ˜…; but hey, maybe it's for the better because I can write more in-depth posts about each area I've visited so far using all the information I've gathered during my two trips there.

August 13, 2018

Satisfy Your Durian Cravings All Year Round πŸ˜‰


Hello, friends!
I am craving for some good durian and this reminds me of that Durian BB experience I had. Been wanting to talk about it for the longest time, can't believe I've dragged this on up until today. Anyway, let's talk about the real stuff! If you are a fan of durian, you'll definitely know that they are many types of durian and they taste pretty different too. Some are bitter than the other while others can be sweeter than most. Different people tend to prefer certain types, for example, I like my durian to have the best of both worlds; meaning being sweet and bitter all at the same time while my mom and brother prefer the sweet type.

August 11, 2018

Mamonde Creamy Tint Collection πŸ‘


Annyeong, friends!
Today I am going to write about the Mamonde Creamy Tint Collection lipsticks that I received not long ago. I managed to play around with all the three shades that I've gotten my hands on so it's time to talk about what I think about them. Under the wing of the k-beauty giant, Amore Pacific, this flower-inspired brand first launched in Malaysia two years ago and they've continued to open more counters around the country to make their product accessible to all of the k-beauty enthusiasts in Malaysia.

August 03, 2018

Should You Turn to Lasers or Other Means of Skin Healing? πŸ˜‰

image source: freepik
Hello, friends!
There are a lot of skin issues that can pop up throughout our lives, especially after we enter our golden years. Wrinkles, sags, scars and discoloured spots are just some of them and if you do not want to live with them, you can use skincare methods to reverse or prevent such skin damages, or at least stop it temporarily. The question is which skin healing methods are the best? When we visit any aesthetic clinics, there are so many types of treatment, it might be a little confusing. The answer we may hear most often is laser therapy, but lasers are not the only skin treatments out there. Here is some information to help you formulate the best skin healing plan for your situation:

August 02, 2018

Breena Beauty Lipstick Vault, New Shades and Wishlist πŸ’•


Hello, friends!
Happy (belated) #LipstickDay πŸ’„, LOL, to be honest, I have no idea which day it falls on but I guess this is the perfect timing for me to talk again about one of my favourite lipstick range, ever. If you've read my previous blog post about the nine shades of Breena Beauty Velvet Creme Matte Lipsticks, then you'll already know how obsessed I am with the formula. It's definitely my number one when it comes to matte lipstick produced by a local brand. Love the shades, formulation (of course), the affordability and even the packaging. And recently (around last April), they released three new shades + another six new shades just about a month or two ago. Not just that, the packaging has also been upgraded and I totally approve the rose gold aesthetic they went for.

July 23, 2018

Jayeon Cosmetic, Bringing You the Best and Affordable Form of Nature πŸƒ

source: jayeoncosmetic

Annyeong, friends!
I have a confession. I am a hoarder, especially when it comes to sheet masks. I love collecting mask sheets from different brands and I usually get them in full range because well, it'll be easier for me to review the masks if I have a complete set of them. #AnisLogic My favourite kind of mask sheet? The Korean one. Yes, those originated from the land of cute Oppa(s) and pretty Unnie(s). My last trip to South Korea ended me up with probably one year worth of sheet masks supply (maybe more) but still, that doesn't stop me from keeping my options open. You know, in case I discover a new brand or range that I want to try. 

Guess what? I was right.

July 16, 2018

Get Cooking 🍳 & Stand a Chance to Win RM4000 + All Expense Paid Round Trip to Korea πŸ›«


*i do not own this image*
source: iamyourdoom
Annyeong, friends!
My relationship with Korean foods started when I slowly got more serious about the world of Korean drama back when I was in high school. Like seriously, who won't start salivating and craving to try their foods especially when you're binge-watching a show that's showing those yummy looking foods in the middle of the night? Starting from the basics like trying ramyun, tteokbokki, and gimbap at Korean restaurants, now my Korean food adventure has gone up to another level since I've actually started cooking them at home. My favourite go-to meal these days? Homemade Sundubu Jjigae or also known as the Korean Soft Tofu Stew.  It's just yummy, fulfilling (low carb!) and the perfect comfort food for me. More importantly, they're relatively easy to make too.

July 12, 2018

B.liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask Review ✨



Hello, friends! 
I'm back to share a quick and short review on the B.liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask that I've been trying for the past month. It's kinda funny that the first thought that I had when I first received this product was on why I've never actually tried any of their products before despite knowing about this brand existence for quite awhile. I've heard about some of their star products such as B.liv Off With Those Heads and B.liv Shrink and Tighten which are said to be good for those with blackheads, whiteheads and large pores issues so I am thinking of trying them out next time. Anyway, let save that part for later and give our attention to the focus of the post today, the B.liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask.

July 09, 2018

Post Raya Update, Dettol PR Package and Cleaning Story πŸ’¦


Hello, friends!
Is it too late to wish everyone a Selamat Hari Raya? Or Happy Eid for those who don't understand Malay. This is just like the same old me right, always missing on the train and late for the occasion. LOL. Anyway, personal update? My Raya this year was a bit sad. Caught a fever and flu so I spent most of the Raya weekend as a burrito in my room. Couldn't go back to my mom's hometown along with everybody else either because I had to start work earlier. So, I basically was 'Macaulay Culkin'-ing at home filming 'Home Alone' all by myself. Haha, just kidding, my youngest brother caught the flu as well so he stayed back at home with me and the other brother couldn't be bothered to pack so he ended up staying with us too. Basically, it was just our parent who went back to the hometown to visit my maternal grandmother but in the end, even their visit was cut short cause my mom 'couldn't sit still' thinking of us at home. Children are where mom's heart is anyway right? 🀣

May 28, 2018

SEP Jeju Mask Range Review πŸ’¦


Annyeong, friends!
I'm back with another sharing about sheet mask. This time, I'll be talking about the SEP Jeju Mask Range which I actually received as a gift from my boss/mamasan Tammy. If you don't know it yet, one of my favourite skincare product of all time is sheet masks. They are quick, easy and doesn't require much effort to put on; the most important thing, most of them will do what they claim to do! This is just perfect for me, especially when one of that 'lazy day' come knocking without notice. I'm usually suffering from dry skin so I need to have my stash of sheet mask ready at all time. Occasionally, on days where thicker makeup is needed, I will always make sure to prep my skin with a sheet mask for that pack full of hydration.

May 17, 2018

Buka Puasa in Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 🍴


Hello, friends!
It's the fasting month, how has it been so far for you? For me, unlike the previous years, I decided to cut off on the Ramadan buffet reviews because I found them very dangerous for me. You know right, Anis + Food = Weight Gain LOL but I did kinda 'accidentally' accepted one invitation from Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur so here's a quick sharing on what's available on their 'Buka Puasa' menu. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, opposite the Fahrenheit88 and just less than five minutes walk from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, this place could be a great option for breaking the fast after a long Raya shopping day.

May 03, 2018

Prudential Relationship Index: Confession of a Not Your Average Daughter πŸ’•



If I am to describe myself as a daughter, I'll have to admit that I am the kind of daughter that keeps her distance and is very bad at expressing herself the right way. Compared to my two younger brothers, I don't really show as much affection as they do towards my parents and I always hesitate in sharing my problem with them because I feel like it's not a burden I should add on to their shoulder. Is it because I am the firstborn in the family? Since at a very young age, I've been thought to be independent especially since both my parent works to support us. Adding on their expectation on me as the eldest in the family, I always wonder if that factors into my frigidness when it comes to interacting with them?

The picture above was taken during my baby cousin wedding day. That rare occasion where we finally get a decent picture together because everyone hates camera (but me). LOL!

April 18, 2018

Pixie Talks: About Althea's Bare Essentials + International Giveaway! ✨


Annyeong friends,
Have you heard about Althea's Bare Essential, the latest talk of the town? If you have not, don't worry because Pixie Anis is here to share you the latest gossip straight from the Pixie Playground in Althealand! *giggles*  If you are a long time reader, you would definitely know that I am excited about this, especially since I have been apart of Althea family from (almost) the start of the journey in 2015 (and also one of their first customers since I was one of the beta testers for the first website) ! There are so many changes that I managed to witness firsthand; from just having Althea Malaysia as the first country Althea was launched on, to growing our international platform Althea US and now launching our skincare range.

April 16, 2018

MH Solutions Kerengga Chocolate Shake & Tablet 🍫

Kerengga Lentik Chocolate Tablet

Hello, friends!
Losing weight needs a lot of effort, and speaking from my own experience, I know that it's impossible to achieve an maintain with just diet or exercise alone. You need to be the best of both world in order to reach your goal, and we all know how hard, emotionally straining and difficult that would be. The commitment and determination needed always make me feel so down because let's be real, my mood is not always rainbow and sunshine. I started to go to the gym nowadays, but when I am busy and have no time to prepare a well-balanced meal for the next day, I will feel demotivated because I know, exercise alone won't help me reach my goal.

April 10, 2018

L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Star 24k πŸ’› Gold Lipsticks Review



//Note: This blog post was written by me months ago, but being the old forgetful person I am I just realised that I haven't published it. Not want to waste, so here you go!

I have too many lipsticks, said no girl ever. πŸ˜‚ So yeah, today I'm here to share about another lipstick range that I have in my collection, which is the recently launched L'Oreal Color Riche 24k Gold Lipsticks. Alright, to be honest; it's not that recent. I was invited to attend the L'Oreal Gold Obsession Party along with Sydney, Eros, Bo and Dash to celebrate the launch of these beautiful babies last May but I was not able to share it earlier since I was hospitalised not long after that due to the perforated appendicitis surgery #storyofmylife. Here are some throwback pictures of that night:

March 27, 2018

Caffe Bene Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Party πŸ’œ



Annyeong friends!
I'm back with another post. Today, I am going to share about The Butterfly Project x Caffe Bene Malaysia event that I attended a few weeks ago along with my fellow butterfly bloggers. The theme was UltraViolet (read: purple vibes) as the event was held to introduce Caffe Bene's latest seasonal menu; the UltraViolet Sweet Potato Series. If you follow me on my Instagram, you might have seen my stories about the happenings during the event which took place at Caffe Bene's 1Utama branch. As usual, I was once again acting as a volunteer BRO (bloggers relation officer), helping Tammy (our mamasan) and the community to take care of all the attendees' registration but this time I was joined by our little caterpillar Syahira.

March 08, 2018

My Seven Days with Kulin SEA's Premium Skincare πŸƒ & Puresh's UV Protector ⛅


Annyeong, friends!
OMG, where did my whole February go? I feel like it's just zooming by without giving me a chance to sit and take a breather, let alone to blog about something. My parent was away for quite awhile so I had to take the role of a parent at home LOL. As soon as I realised that I didn't post anything for the whole February, March is already here to say hi. There goes my new year resolution to not miss posting every month.*sigh* 😭 Anyway, let the bygone be bygone! I can always try again, right? In today's post, I am going to share about two new brands with products formulated in the land of K-beauty. They are called Kulin SEA and Puresh. If you aren't familiar with them like me at first, this is the chance for you to discover another new brand to try out!

January 31, 2018

The Trollbeads Tale πŸ“œ


Hello, friends!
Today I am writing about a jewellery brand called Trollbeads which I just discovered thanks to the Butterfly Project Malaysia. Hailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, Trollbeads is a brand with 40 years long history and has a huge fanbase worldwide. Upon sharing about my new discovery with my then intern Julie who actually came from Denmark; I was told how big and well-established this brand is back in her home country as the original creator of 'beads-on-jewellery' concept. That made me become even more interested to check out the brand since, to be honest, I actually thought that Pandora is the first brand to ever release this kind of jewellery with beads as decoration. I am pretty sure a lot of you out there shares the same misconception so I think this post would be pretty information for everyone!

January 23, 2018

Belif The True Tincture of Chamomile Review 🌼


Annyeong, friends!
Today I'm going to talk about Belif's The True Tincture of Chamomile which I've started using since November last year. Actually, I'm still halfway using it but I think now it's about the perfect time for me to share about this product. To be honest, I've been eyeing for this baby for quite sometimes but it took me awhile before I actually made up my mind to purchase it; mainly because the price tag is not something that I would usually invest in for a single item. I've read mixed reviews about this one so I was a bit hesitant at first especially since my skin can be pretty sensitive at times. I guess my curiosity won over my rationality but for once I'm actually thankful that I took a leap of faith to try this.

January 21, 2018

Throwback: Caffe Bene Mid Valley & the Choco 🍫 Cheese πŸ§€ Series


Annyeong friends!
One of the best things to discover when you visit Korea is their amazing dessert especially the shaved iced or commonly known as bingsu. Similar to our own ABC, but on a whole new level, I just can't stop myself from getting obsessed with them! A few years back, it was really hard to try really nice Korean bingsu here (even in KL) but since the booming of Hallyu wave in Malaysia, we are lucky that we can have them now without having to fly directly to the land of kimchi.

January 20, 2018

My Random Wishlist 🎁

*i do not own the image above*
Annyeong, friends! 
Every new year, I usually will make a personal list of items that I wish to have; sort of my random items bucket list, but for this year I thought I should make it public lol. One of the reason is that my birthday is coming (ahemm..ahemm) and I thought it would make it easier for some friends who want to get me something (ahemm..ahemm) that I would actually use. Post inspiration comes from Eros (fishmeatdie.com) and Tammy (plusizekitten.com) who did this on their blogs before. Of course, this is more of a reference and to be honest, I don't care what I get, I would appreciate even just a handwritten letter or card as long as you are thinking of me.  Plus, I lost the paper where I wrote my wishlist last year so I think putting it on the blog would be a better choice this time instead. 

January 19, 2018

Makeup Revolution UK: Ultimate Blush & Light & Contour Palette 🌈


Hello, friends!
I was supposed to post this sharing up last weekend but I was too exhausted after the KWave2 Music Festival to even lift my fingers and start typing; my favourite band Super Junior was performing so of course, I wouldn't miss it for the world. 🀣 Since I am a serial procrastinator, I figure that if I keep on delaying this, it'll just drag on. Had this for quite awhile (months) actually before I succesfully force my lazy ass to take its picture and for that, I won't let myself put it off any longer. A round of applause for my effort please! LOL So, without further ado, let me introduce you to this awesome and super affordable Makeup Revolution UK: Ultimate Blush & Light & Contour Palette.

January 12, 2018

Anmum Materna: Your Extraordinary Journey Companion πŸ₯›

No Added Sugar

Hello, friends!
Before you jump to conclusions, let me say that that; no, I am not married nor pregnant at the moment. Won't be anytime soon either as far as I know, 🀣 but then, who knows what the future would bring right? Anyway, I have a lot of friends that just tied the knot or are expecting at the moment so when I was invited by Anmum last weekend to attend their talk regarding extraordinary pregnancies journey; I thought, why not? It's good knowledge and it might help those who are planning to get pregnant or are already carrying a child inside.

January 11, 2018

Whamisa Organic Seed Peeling Finger Mitt Review πŸ’Œ


Annyeong, friends!
Whamisa (화미사) pronounced hwa-mi-sa is an organic skincare line that uses a fermentation method as a part of their brand signature in their products. While writing the post about the Whamisa Organic Fruits Family Hand Wash Gel, I realised that I have two more Whamisa products that I have not talked about here and one of them is the Whamisa Organic Seed Peeling Finger Mitt. I got it along with the hand wash from Althea during their Grand Opening promotion last year but only got the chance to try it back in December. Yup, guilty as charged; I have this disease where I can't seem to finish a product that I'm using unless if I have already taken their picture for the blog post, LOL!

January 09, 2018

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Review & Swatches ✨


Hello, friends!
It's been a week since 2018 started, and just like previous years, I've finished jotting down resolutions and goals for the year. Albeit knowing some people who think that 'new year, new me' concept is just straight up nonsense, I actually find myself to be more focused and determined at something if I actually set it as my goal for the year. I've been trying to follow my resolutions strictly for the pasts few years and so far, I've managed to complete, maybe not all but a majority number of them. So, a big yay for Anis, please! I had about ten specific goals last year and thankfully, I managed to achieve eight of them successfully. Although I had to carry forward my two goals this year, I think I would be able to clear it too. Hwaiting! 

January 06, 2018

Whamisa Organic Fruits Family Hand Wash Gel πŸ’§


Annyeong, friends!
As I was cleaning my beauty stash at home to welcome the new year, I noticed that I have an unopened box of Whamisa Organic Fruits Family Hand Wash Gel which I got for free during Whamisa's Grand Opening event on Althea's website last year. Knowing myself all too much, I know that the product will stay untouched if I don't start using it straight away. So I decided to haul it back to the office since I know that I tend to use more of my beauty products there lately. Weird, I know but that is one of the perks of working in Althea.Since we're always working around beauty brands, it became inevitable for our team to start using more of them too. Not that I am complaining though!