Thursday, December 26, 2013

Giveaway : Winner

Hey hey hey!
Today is the day I reveal the winner for the December Treats in a Box giveaway!
I have picked my winner using the randomiser from like I always do.

 *Click for better view* we go! Drum roll please..

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You are the lucky winner for this month's giveaway!

To those who participated in this giveaway,
I am having another giveaway in January so stay tuned for the surprise.
Thank you all so much for taking part in this giveaway.

Just want to wish everyone
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

MMAO & ModBox Giveaway (Christmas Edition 2013)

Hey y'all!
Christmas is just around the corner!
Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?
I haven't but will get shopping real soon!

A month ago, I saw a giveaway while I was browsing through Facebook.
in collaboration with Modbox. I wanted to try my luck so I left my details there. 

Right after 2 weeks, I received an email saying I am one of the 5 lucky winners!
I have never won a giveaway ever until this year! Like seriously never!

The prize was we were entitled with a special discount code to purchase products 
in Modbox and so happen I was already eyeing on one of their Christmas Edition 2013 boxes.
Perfect chance to use my discount code to purchase a box for myself this Christmas.

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I chose the Dreamily Cute box! 
Check out what they have in the box..

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The best part is EVERYTHING is in FULL SIZE!

For the single eyeshadow, 
I chose Olive Green and as for the twin tip eyeliner I chose Navy Blue and Green!

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Glad I purchase this box early because as you can see above,
its already sold out but fret not, I just saw there is another version that is quite similar
to the Dreamily Cute box! 

Purchased, paid, waited and ..

 Love the plain white ribbon on the red box!
Feeling all Christmassie already!

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Jelly Pong Pong Twin Tips Eyeliner, Jelly Pong Pong Nude and Improved,
Jelly Pong Pong Single & Lovin' It Eyeshadow,  Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion Balm,
Supermodel Lip & Cheek Stain and a Jumbo size sharpener. 

This is like the Jelly Pong Pong parade!
I love their packaging! 

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion Balm
I love the smell of the Lip Cushion Balm.
Very strong smell of Raspberry!

Jelly Pong Pong Nude and Improved
Love this 2 in 1 concealer and eyeshadow base crayon.
Glides on easily and I love how it doesn't crease easily too!

I even got this Candy Cane in my box!
Really a very surprising Christmas for me indeed!

Would like to thank MMAO and Modbox 
for organizing this giveaway and also for picking me as one of the giveaway winners! 
I can't wait for the next giveaway again!

Hop on over to MMAO for future giveaways!
Check out Modbox Christmas Edition 2013 to get your very own beauty box! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Giveaway : December Treats in a Box


Hey y'all!
I'm back with another giveaway and this time a BIGGER one!
Just want to thank everyone who have been following and supporting this blog
over the years and I really couldn't have done it without you guys which is why
I am planning this big giveaway for all you guys out there!

This is my December Treats in a Box giveaway for you guys to end this awesome year!
 Ready to find out what's inside?

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Love what you see in the box? You'd better love it!

I personally hand picked everything AND also collaborated with
Maguro to bring you guys all these lovely goodies.
I'm making it super simple and easy this time for you guys
so here's what you have to do : 

1) Be a FOLLOWER of Take Another Step
2) Leave a comment with your name,blog URL 
and email address on this post.

**Note that all spammers will be disqualified.**

This giveaway is open to ALL my international readers too!

The winner will be announced on  
26th December 2013.

Check out Shibudoru109 for more stuff!

It's just that simple!
Good luck to everyone!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tamagotchi, The original virtual reality pet

Ever had that one thing you just have to buy and keep as a collection?
With or without the box (actually with the box), it means a lot to you.
Well, I have this one thing I love so so much ever since I was 4 years old.

Its the Tamagotchi! 

I use to have one which was red but it got lost and it spoilt cause I was a really rough kid.
I love to destroy things. Oh and I REALLY LOVE DINOSAURS TOO!
I know this is weird coming from a girl like me but seriously I love dinosaurs.

I manage to get my hands on the classic Tamagotchi from a friend of mine 

Look how cute it is!
That cute egg and all that pixel bits!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Product Review : MeNow Generation II Kajal

Hey y'all!
Today, I wanna share with you something pretty I found!
I bought a set of MeNow Kajal Eyeliners from Deeper Than Fashion.
The owner of this page is known for her skills and love for dream catchers
and other accessories such as naval rings, necklace, headbands and many more!

Anyways, moving on..
I was really happy when the parcel arrived. 
Wrapped up nicely and everything was in excellent condition!

Really pretty colours right?
What I love most about this is that it glides on easily on the eyelid
and also perfect if you want to do a smokey eye look! Easy to smudge with a brush too!
You can check out another review here!

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for my face and skin.***

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beauty Tips : How to clean your Makeup Brushes

Hey y'all!
I'm back with another post! As promised,
I'm back with a short post on How to clean your Makeup Brushes/Sponges/Tools.

Watsons Eyelash Curler, Ecotools Kabuki Brush, Artistè Rounded Powder Brush,
MAC Stippling Brush, Elianto Foundation Brush, Artistè Rounded Smudge Brush,
Artistè Angled Liner Brush, Maybelline Gel Liner Brush, Ecotools Smudge Brush ,
Watsons 2 in 1 Eyebrow Brush & Comb and Beauty Blender.

Above are the most basic brushes/tools I always use to apply my makeup on.
I always think its important to clean your brushes once a week so bacteria won't stick 
on to your face when you use the brush. I have this OCD thing so I like to clean them every week.

You will need :
- A shallow bowl
- Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
- Your sink
- A lint free cloth

Instructions :
1. Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. 
Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush 
where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.

2. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water.
 If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.

3.Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. 
Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush,

4.Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.

5.Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.

You can also try using some other brush cleansing shampoo from the market 
but using this method is the most CHEAPEST way to clean your brushes!

I got this tip from here!

Beauty Blender

In case you're wondering what this is?
Its called the Beauty Blender which I just simply adore and love so much!
This works as well as a stippling, foundation brush. 

How do you use it?
You can use it to apply your foundation, concealer and powder.
I usually apply my foundation with my fingers all over my face first. 
After that, dampen then Beauty Blender and dry it with a towel.
Make sure its not too dry cause you need the sponge to be slightly damp.
Just dab the sponge all over your face to even out the foundation using the bigger surface
for bigger areas and the pointy tip for your under eyes and around your nose.
It works exactly like the stippling brush! 

How do you clean it?
Just use an Anti-Bacterial Soap to wash it.
Make sure to keep squeezing the sponge until the soap is all drained from the soap.
Then, air dry it and you're all done! 
Its that simple!

Click here for more info!

Watsons Eyelash Curler

Usually I would clean this tool with an Alcohol Pad which you can purchase from the pharmacy 
or any drug store such as Watsons or Guardian. Just use the pad to wipe all over it and its all clean! 
I use the alcohol pads for my tweezers as well.

Tea Tree Oil Anti-Bacterial Spray

This is my favourite! 
Its a really simple way to keep all your makeup brushes clean and sanitized as well as bacteria free.
This spray is useful for many other stuff too such as for insect bites, facial spray,
itchy scalps and many more! Click here to find out more! 

What do you need?
- 100ml spray bottle
(Any size would do actually)
- Tea Tree Oil 
(You can get the Tea Tree Oil from any pharmacy)
- Mineral Water
(Because its clean unlike tap water which is really contaminated)

Instructions :
1. Fill the spray bottle with mineral water.
2. Put in 5 - 6 drops of Tea Tree Oil into the spray bottle.
(The amount of drops depends on the size of the spray bottle)
3. Shake the bottle and there you go! 

You can spray it on your pillow cases, brushes, clothes or anything 
that you want to keep it bacteria free!

Click here for the tutorial! 

(Image source from Google)

Another way to keep your brushes in shape, you can try out The Brush Guard!
I always use them after washing my brushes so the bristles doesn't open up like a flower.
Just slip the brushes in from the handle side and put them all the way 
until the brush part is secured in the guard. Its that simple!

(Image source from Google)

I am selling them so do drop me a message for those who are interested!
You can also leave a comment on how you clean your brushes!
I would love to find out more ways to keep them clean!

Oh, did I mention that I'm gonna be selling makeups including the Beauty Blender?
Stay tuned for that! Will keep you guys posted on this.

Hope this is really helpful!
Remember, clean brushes means clean face!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Product Review : ModBox - The Most Affordable Beauty Box In Malaysia (November 2013)

Hey y'all!
Recently I was browsing through the web and I was desperate to look for Dermedex products.
I mentioned about one Dermedex product before in one of my product reviews here and
 IT IS SIMPLY AN AMAZING PRODUCT! Its like a miracle potion!

Where did I find it?
Well, I found it at the ModBox website!
I previously read about the ModBox from my friend Cynthia from Your Shopping Kaki.
I'm a HUGE fan of YSK and I love reading reviews about websites and products.

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Modbox is another beauty box I just discovered and I love their website!
Everything is pretty affordable. The best part is they have Dermedex products which is something
that is REALLY hard to find especially in Malaysia. Even if you can find it, its pricey!

Love the simple layout of the page.
User-friendly and unlike other pages I've seen, its just a mess.

So what do they have in their website?

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They have their very own ModShop!
Now, one thing I love most about beauty box websites is that they have a shop where they
sell the products they sent in their beauty boxes.

 This is good! Why?
Because that's when people discover what they need and what suits them and they can
immediately head over to that particular website to repurchase the item in full size!
I am one of those user who is always searching for good products that suits my needs.
ModBox is definitely on my favourite list!

I'm not being bias here but I'm being very honest. Most of my friends know how bad
my skin condition is and after discovering ModBox, its like a the best thing ever happened!
What I need it listed in their shop!

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 I love the cute icons on their information page!
Pretty, simple and easy to understand!

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Here's what you have to do.
During your purchase for your very own beauty box, they will ask you to select an item.
As you can see, I have chosen the Dermedex product. They will need you to select 3 items from the list and then they will customize your very own box.

Before the end of everything, you can add on one extra product/item into your box.
I added a brush into my box!

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This is how it looks after everything is done! Simple and easy right?
Shipping fees are quite reasonable unlike other websites which are ridiculously expensive.
Just shipping to East Malaysia, it costs RM15. How crazy is that?

So, after all that..

It was kinda late but I love how friendly the ModBox crew were.
They emailed me to inform and apologize for the delay.
Now that's what I call service! Which is why I think they deserve a review!

This is how the packaging looks like!
I was giggling when I opened up my parcel! Really cute box!

Dermedex - Biotox Cleanser & Refining Cream 2, 
Human Nature - Moisturizing Shampoo with CreamFoam (Lush Vanilla),
Ronasutra - 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (04 Honey) 
& Ronasutra - Kabuki Brush (RM 38.00).

I'm so happy everything is is good condition!

Look at the lovely card I got! This really made my day even better!

Why am I crazy about this product?
Well, its because of this my skin became better and that allows me to use QV Skincare products.
QV Skincare products works amazingly on my skin as well! You can read it here!
Its for all skin type. If you don't believe me, you can try out their challenge pack.
I kid you not, you can see results in 3 days. 

Previously, I talked about this 2-in-1 Mineral powder in my product reviews. 
You can read about it here!

Look what came in the box?
A discount voucher! This is behind the Ronasutra card!
I can't wait shop with them again!

This is one of the best mineral powder I have used so far which is suitable for my sensitive skin.
I have a Combination and Acne Prone skin and this works just well for it.
I add on a retractable Kabuki Brush at the end of my purchase and finally I have it!
Always wanted to get the brush and NOW I HAVE IT! *evil laughter*

I love how they made the Kabuki Brush specially for people with sensitive skin.
I hate using sponges or puffs though people said its better for my skin but it feels cakey when I use it
to apply my powder. This brush is just the thing I need!

I love the scent for the shampoo!
I love it when my hair smells really nice after a shower and after blow drying it!
Who wouldn't like it when people tell you that your hair smells nice right?
Can't wait to see what they have for the December Beauty Box!

Click here to purchase your very own ModBox!