Sunday, January 28, 2018

Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact

Hey guys! It has been awhile and I am back with my first beauty product review of the year!

I think most of you have read my previous reviews on the Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation, as well as the Lasting Liquid Foundation and they were da boom! I was so madly in love with all of the Shiseido foundation range, I was beyond impressed with their formulation that synchronizes with our skin tone naturally, leaving our skin flawless and moisturise!

What is more when they come out with the Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion? Lets dig in!
Instead of the ordinary white-grey casing with some abstract lines on, Shiseido has come out with the Limited Edition 2017 Holiday Series White Cushion, in collaboration with the famous Japanese calligrapher, Sisyu.

Actually, the whole design concept was basically based on the idea - Symphony of Light, that best reflects the light within every single us, uniquely positive.

With no doubt, the packaging look absolutely gorgeous! Classic white casing with some touch of reflective silver stamping that made up of different strokes and styles, add a little more fun and color on this festive seasons. It looks like a floral hoop with a touch of light!
Like an usual cushion compact, it comes with a puff with a tiny logo printed on the band. Elegantly presented.
After removing the protective layer, it is a bouncy cushion within, with larger rough pores of texture as top layer. The larger pores actually serve well in order to help controlling the amount of foundation we take either using fingertip or puff.

Texture & Scent
For the first dab, the puff takes up quite a lot of the product, yet it is lesser after a few dab. So make sure you are light handed during the first few dab.
However, the product delivers on the skin is much lighter and lesser as compared to what we see from the puff. It presses well on the skin, as the outcome is smooth and natural as it blends well on the skin. The texture is much creamy in beige and comes in a light floral scent.

Before the application of cushion, my skin look dull and uneven, the pores on the skin are obvious.
After the application, the radiance complexion and flawless smooth texture on the skin are similarly significant. The foundation is build-able upon a few layers, in order to cover up the dark circle or red blemishes naturally. Yet, it is good enough to cover up the pores.
Overall, the cushion gives a semi-matte finish on the skin, leaving the skin with healthy glow and natural looking. I am so surprise that the cushion shade sync well with my skin as I thought it will be much fairer like the other cushion does.

Tips: Always be light handed and start from your T zone, then slowly puff off or blend to the side of your face using the remaining products on puff.

The HOURS Test
After 6 hours of usage, the overall condition of the skin is still looking good, yet the cakiness around the side of the nose is obvious and it doesn't really do well in oil control, that the skin is quite oily after long hours without touching up. Hence, make sure to set your face well with loose powder after application of the cushion, or frequently blot away the oil with tissue.

Personally, I am quite satisfy with the result delivers using this cushion, which is natural and best for daily look. The coverage is fine for daily natural look and there isn't much fall off after long hours. Something I don't like about the cushion will be, it is rather dry and there is some cracks appear when your skin condition is dry, especially at the side of the nose. This may not be your choice of cushion when you are having dry skin condition.

Shiseido Synchro Skin White cushion compact
Made in           : Japan
Size                  : 12g
Shade using   : Golden 2

Moisture         : ★★☆☆☆
Radiant Glow : ★★★★☆
Coverage        : ★★★☆☆
Oil Control      : ★★☆☆☆
Long-Lasting  : ★★★★☆

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Christmas Staycation at KL Journal Hotel

It is first post of the year, dudes!

I was wondering how you guys spent your Christmas and New Year? Mind to share?
Even Christmas has passed yet the Christmas vibes isn't over yet! I just can't forget how I celebrated Christmas earlier with all the butterflies in KL Journal Hotel few weeks ago. It was definitely a memorable one. We used to have dinner celebration every year, with some gift exchange activities yet there was something different for this year. Yes! More amazing collaborations are coming to the community! This time we were having a Christmas staycation in KL Journal Hotel in collaboration with Traveloka. Yup! I was so lucky to be one of them!

Hotel Lobby

KL Journal Hotel
This was my very first time having a staycation in KL, spending an indeed great night at KL Journal Hotel, a stylish boutique hotel which is like a hidden gem in the hustle bustle city, near Bukit Bintang and Pavilion. I love staying in boutique hotel as they come with unique theme and they have a lot of great spots for photos. 
This is the hotel lobby, that we can clearly feel the interior design inviting relax vibe where nostalgia meets industrial chic, modern yet vintage.
The waiting zone, where customers can chill a little while waiting for check-in.
Reception desk which was so christmassy!

Kedai Kopi Journal

Kodak Kopi Journal
Loving every single corner here in the Kedai Kopi Journal, there were so much Christmas elements in this old school coffee shop!

This was where all the butterflies gather around for lunch and dinner, it was so spacious that it can accommodate up to 40 of us. 
They serve variety of food, even the chocolate fondue! How cool!
Here's an open space area outside Kedai Kopi Journal, where you can get some fresh air and relax.

Worker's Union Gallery

Workers' Union
For meeting or events, this is just the right place for you - Workers' Union. It can accommodate up to 100 persons. There are 3 studio rooms and multi-function galleries for some small discussions, events, workshops or gatherings.
This is definitely a much relaxing and flexible space for brainstorming and discussion. Skip the formal working space because it may restrict your mind! Let your mind and ideas flow freely by changing your working environment! 
You may just grab some refreshing coffee, or even having some light refreshment as a quick bite beside while having meetings.

The Terrace
The Terrace
If you need some fresh air accompanied by the lush green, you may just have a walk at the terrace.

Bar Lounge
After some tiring discussion, there is an open bar with great ambiance and comfy lounge for you to chill with your friends.  Sometimes, there is even a live band, you may just have some music accompanied throughout the night!


Infinity Pool
At the rooftop, there is an infinity pool, accompanied by skyscrapers and gorgeous city views. It is much perfect to have a night swim while enjoying the city night sceneries.
Those who doesn't swim, nah here's a place for you to chit chat a little with your mate and of course never miss the beer.
Some of you may just hit the gym, to tone up a little after some food hunting in the city.


I am so in love with the room because it is so spacious and comfortable. The contemporary design, with a huge artwork right near the bed and the dim lighting, everything's perfect. I enjoyed every single corner in the room. Ever since I come to a stay in hotel, hygienic level is my main concern and I am glad that KL Journal Hotel did well! *thumbs up*
I love the washroom so much! It's so roomy! So thoughtful because the washroom comes with hair dryer LOL It is essential for a girl!


After getting sort of a full view in the hotel, we have joined some interesting activities that held by Butterfly and Traveloka.
Traveloka Workshop
We have some ice breaking sessions, to get close to each other, as our community is expanding! There are more newcomers and time to make more friends! I love being in the community because all of us get to gather around, sharing the same interest and passion in blogging. Thanks to the community for giving us so many opportunities!

After ice breaking, we were introduced to theTraveloka apps that we get to book our room in just a few clicks! With wide selection of airlines and hotels, in definitely honest and best price! Book, pay and get your e-ticket in 1 minute! How cool!
If you are wondering why Traveloka?
FYI, Traveloka, being an Asian company, it is one of the leading flight and hotel booking platforms that serves more than 100,000 flight routes and hotels worldwide, with everyday cheapest price and real guest reviews! Beside, it offers tons of great deals or even Smart Combo Feature that we get to enjoy 40% off of a round trip ticket!

40% off?? How crazy!
Trust me! Good things are meant to share!
After the tiny briefing workshop, it's time for lunch! 
Chency and I decided to explore more insta-worthy places in the hotel after our lunch. Surprisingly, it didn't disappoint us at all! Here's a wonderful staircase!
Floral Hoop Watercolor Workshop
We headed to our chosen workshop right after our exploration. We joined the Floral Hoop Watercolor Workshop held by Black Milk Project, decided to be little chic artist, to match back our outfit- the red beret haha!
It actually required so much skills in doing the gradient and blending action, have to be fast before the color dries up, have to put in adequate amount of water and all. More to learn but it was fun! It somehow help one to develop a patience attitude, with some sort of "ZEN" meditation through painting.
This was my artwork and postcard with our artwork on will be sent to each of us! How lovely! Let me know if you want my postcard hehe.
Bath bomb Making Workshop
Beside watercolor workshop, there was colorful bath-bomb making workshop that you get to learn how to create a personalized bath-bomb as well as body scrub.
Passport Holder Workshop
There was also passport holder workshop, where you can create your personalized passport holder!
Travel Journal Workshop
Last but not least, there was also a travel journal making workshop where you get to learn how to beautify your memories through drawing, stickers and colours!
I did spend a splendid 2 days 1 night stay in the hotel, creating amazing memories with the bunch! I really appreciate how it ended my 2017, with a blast!

I love the hotel so much as there are so many insta-worthy spots for pictures, yes, like very single corner, even outside the washroom LOL. You may just check out my instagram account (@immateapot) for more personal pictures.
That's all about my Christmas Staycation with TheButterflyProject Community and Traveloka. Again, a big thank you to Tammy, Butterfly Project and Traveloka for the opportunity, as well as KL Journal Hotel for the wonderful stay!
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