Skincare Buys #16 – Hermo.my

I have finally collected my skincare products’ purchases from Hermo.my. I have the items shipped to Cake Rush and collected them when I was in Miri last weekend. I used to have them shipped to Alan’s place but it’s rather inconvenient nowadays as we don’t get to meet as often as we used to now that he is married.

I splurged quite a bit this time round from Hermo.my. My initial nett total at the checkout was RM300+ but it went up to RM500+ when I added a bottle of essence from Huxley. Huxley is one of the highly raved Korean skincare brands nowadays and I got to know about the brand from a Korean YouTube vlogger. I like the minimalist packaging but not suitable for those who doesn’t like perfumed skincare products.

For your information, this is my second time shopping at Hermo.my. I did it once a couple of years ago. I had them shipped to Brunei and it took ages. It’s inconvenient to ship skincare and cosmetic products into Brunei as they are liable for inspection at the pharmacy before the custom officer will release them.

Without further ado, let me show you my loots from Hermo.my!

Mamonde Lotus Micro Cleansing Oil | RM75

innisfree Green Barley Cleansing Cream | RM34

innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam | RM32

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser | RM35

This is one of the highly raved products from COSRX. I started using the gel cleanser after unboxing them and it was really as gentle as the beauty vloggers claimed. Tea tree oil is one of the listed ingredients hence the gel cleanser smelled of tea tree oil. I’m not going to elaborate further of the product as I have only used the product for a day or two but do stay tune for my review!

Huxley Essence: Grab Water | RM148

Huxley Cream: Fresh and More | RM123

The reason why I added this into my shopping cart is because I wanted to find an alternative for Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. I’m not saying that the moisturizer from Laneige isn’t good but I’m looking for a cheaper alternative.

innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Oil-Free Gel Cream | RM89

I bought this because I was hoping that the texture of this moisturizer would be the same as Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. Sad to say, this is nowhere near the texture that I’m anticipating for. Fragrance wise, it wasn’t to my liking but I’m hoping that it would do my skin good despite the texture and fragrance.

So, this sums up my loots from Hermo.my. I think I’m going to buy some some more from Hermo.my soon as I quite like the Huxley moisturizer which I have been using. The texture is a plus point for me but I’m not so sure about the fragrance though. I know I’m a bit contradicting here but oh well … LOL!

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Skincare Buys #15

As mentioned in my previous blog entry, I redeemed a B$50 worth of Hua Ho voucher yesterday. I intended to use the voucher for my hairdryer but it turned out that the hairdryer which I wanted is only selling for B$29.90. So, I didn’t get to use the voucher yesterday but I managed to use it on my skincare products’ purchases today!

I received a text message from Shet Fui yesterday afternoon that Elizabeth Arden is currently on 20% + 10% discount promotion for their regular priced items. However, the said promotion is not applicable for special offer items. So, I decided to seize the opportunity to check out if there is any item worth stocking up on.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer | B$60

This is the improved version of Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Good Morning Retexturing Primer. The said product has been discontinued and replaced with this. The difference between this and the discontinued version is that the former comes with foundation shade and it has an extremely powdery finishing.

Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil | B$49.90

I had been wanting to buy this since it was launched couple of years ago but never gotten round to as I always stock up on cheaper cleansing oils nowadays. Having tried Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil, I was impressed with the performance so I am hoping the same thing from this.

I scored quite a bit of samples this time round. What I love about Laneige is that they are always generous with giving away samples. Susan from Laneige gave me samples for Laneige Clear C Serum but I told her that I’m using the product at the moment. So, she gave me Laneige Mini Pore Double Clearing Cleansing Foam instead.

Laneige Mini Pore Double Clearing Cleansing Foam

Elizabeth Arden Anti-Aging Daily Serum

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence

According to Shet Fui, this is Elizabeth Arden’s version of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. She gave me a small sample bottle to try as I didn’t quite like it when I tested it over the counter. My first impression of the product is that the liquid smelled strong of alcohol.

Skincare Buys #14

I didn’t stock up much on my skincare products this time round as I think I still had quite a bit of them in my skincare drawer stash. However, I snapped quite a bit of Elizabeth Arden products on a cheap deal from Andrea. They are my regular skincare products so I don’t bother to take pictures and post them here.

Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion | S$83

I never failed to stock up on my holy grail toner from Singapore Changi Airport whenever I am leaving. I used to stock this particular product from Miri but I was once told that Malaysia is selling this size as a limited edition product whereas you can get it easily off the shelves at Singapore Changi Airport.

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream | S$44.70

innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream | S$32

Singapore Changi Airport is having this promotion whereby you get additional discount for K-beauty products. You’ll get additional 10% off with purchase of two K-beauty products or 15% off for three or more K-beauty products. It’s a good deal to be honest if you are into K-beauty products.

Skincare Buys #13

One of the agendas of my Miri overnight trip last weekend was to stock up on eye cream. I ran out of eye cream as my previous The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Eye Cream-Gel was hitting bottom. So, I thought I should just get myself an eye cream from Malaysia instead of Singapore despite that I am flying over this weekend.

When I was products’ browsing at Lancôme, Mom was asking me why am I not buying from Singapore since we will be going soon? It used to be cheaper to stock up on skincare products in Singapore. However, it is cheaper to stock up on skincare products from Malaysia now that RM is depreciating. I did the Maths and found out that it was cheaper by approximately RM30 or more. 

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream | RM233

I was being given three sample packs of this Youth Activating Concentrate which definitely come in handy especially when I will be traveling this weekend. I don’t have to worry of how to bring my serum. I could use these and dispose them when I am done.

Skincare Buys #12

I accidentally broke the lead of my Shu Uemura Hard Formula this morning. It was sharpened not long ago when Mom went to Shanghai at the end of July. I had not been using it long but I find it easier to use as compared to Shu Uemura Brow:Sword.

The downside of having Shu Uemura Hard Formula is that it is hard to get it sharpened over the counter as we do not have any in Brunei and the closest ones are at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. I am hoping that Parkson, Miri will be bringing in Shu Uemura soon.

Without further ado, let me show you what I had only purchased from Watsons, Miri last week. They were not much and I only purchased two new facial cleansers. I had only realized that I stocked up more on makeup removers than facial cleansers.

Shiseido SENKA Perfect White Clay | RM15.21

Shiseido SENKA Perfect Double Wash | RM15.21