I noticed that those who love to enter giveaways and contests also share another thing in common. They love free samples and other freebies including door gifts at events etc. Well, okay not all of them do but some of them do like free samples as I do. I like being able to test out products before I buy them and I also like to try out new products.
Today, I managed to get free samples for two well-known Korean Skincare brands – Laneige and Mamonde. How lucky! Here’s the one from Mamonde. It’s the new Moisture Ceramide Cream with Hibiscus extract. I haven’t tried it yet but one thing I know is I will love the fragrance. Mamonde’s products are inspired by Flowers. Their products smell refreshingly natural, no chemical smells.
You can redeem your Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Intense Cream sample here while stocks last. Note that you have to complete a google form and flash your confirmation email to the beauty consultant to redeem. The sample is a 3-day trial pack with 6 packets in the pack. Sometimes they run out of stock so you get just 1 or 2 which makes it hard to decide whether the product is right for you. You should get 6 for the full pack.
I was also curious about the Laneige Focus Active Ampoule Trial Kit. The sample kit includes 3 pieces of 1.7ml ampoule. They’re so cute! They’re for brightening, firming and repair.
After you have completed the redemption form, you will receive an email with a redemption code. The code has an expiry date of 1 week from the date you complete the form, so don’t complete it till you know you have time to visit the counter. You can redeem your sample at any Laneige boutique counter nationwide by showing your unique code and your IC as verification. It is available on a first-come-first-served basis while stocks last.
If you are wondering when to apply an ampoule, here’s an article on what is an ampoule and which stage of your skincare you should apply it.
Today the courier came by with some chlorophyll drinks. It’s a little bit embarrassing to have the couriers dropping by and ringing my bell so frequently. The neighbours probably think I am addicted to online shopping or something.
Anyway, I won these from a Friendship Day Giveaway organized by Surya Malaysia. I had won Apple Cider Vinegar from Surya before in a contest organized by Big Pharmacy so I was expecting to see more ACV mistakenly.
I was surprised to find two bottles of chlorophyll drinks instead. They were Peach and Lychee Flavoured Chlorophyll drinks. I wonder how they taste as I have not got a chance to taste it yet. Chlorophyll reminds me of grass and leaves. Will they go well with Lychee and Peach?
Here’s a closer look at the two flavours.
Here’s a look at the ingredients. The Lychee one contains Water, Lychee, Apple and Chlorophyll whereas the Peach one contains Water, Peach, Passionfruit and Chlorophyll. You are supposed to mix 25ml of these with 125 ml of lukewarm water to serve.
I can’t wait to try it later. Thank you to Surya Malaysia for this opportunity to try these health drinks. Below is the contest I entered. My winning entry was reminiscing about the time when I was in college and we were playing hide and seek in a bungalow by the beach in the dark and one of my friends hid in the cupboard and the cupboard broke. It is one of the things that I will never forget. The fun times and things we did when we were younger. Happy Friendship Day 2019.
Today the giveaway prize that my foodie had been waiting for arrived. Every time the courier delivers a package, he would feel the package and if it turned out to be one of my skin care stuff again, he would be disappointed.
The package did not disappoint today. It was a whole big packet of Kow Kow Mixed Peanuts!
The mixed bag of nuts came in 4 flavours. They were Shandong Peanuts, Crispy Broad Beans with Onions and Garlic flavour, Coated Peanuts (Spicy) and Coated Peanuts (Original).
Here’s a close-up look at the four nuts. Crunch. Crunch.
Here are the four varieties of the packet of nuts.
I am not sure if the nuts will last the day. I think they will be all gone before the day is over!
Thank you Kow Kow for this wonderful gift which I won in a giveaway recently.
I joined a giveaway by Guardian and SilkyGirl a while back. Well, actually I join many Guardian giveaways and many SilkyGirl giveaways too. You just have to love Guardian for the many giveaways they run for the different brands they carry and Silkygirl for their many affordable products.
Anyway, I joined one or several with the SilkyGirl brand. Some were for foundation, some for matte lipsticks or eyeliners etc. I won the Guardian and SilkyGirl Gen Matte Cushion Foundation giveaway. I will tell you a little bit more about this later on in the post.
First, I want to express my gratitude to Guardian and SilkGirl because to my surprise I received 3 items all together! They are the SilkyGirl Gen Matte Cushion Foundation, the SilkyGirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream and the SilkGirl Precision Liquid Eyeliner! Wowee! Good things come in threes!
1. The SilkyGirl Gen Matte Cushion Foundation is in a stick format with a sponge applicator at the top with a cover and all you have to do is twist the base to dispense the foundation. Never had a foundation like that before so it will be interesting to try. This foundation has SPF 25/PA++ too. Recommended retail price is RM46.90. I got 01 Light which is perfect for my skin tone.
2. The SilkyGirl Matte Junkie lip cream came in my favourite colour. 04-Vintage. Super! Retail price is currently RM24.90 ( or RM22.41 with 10% off) at Guardian. It’s a matte lip cream. I like them in matte because if I want to make them look glossy, all I have to do is add lip gloss.
3. The SilkyGirl Precision Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black which is waterproof and currently retailing at RM22.90 (with 34% discount = RM15). Now this one, I need some practice to make sure I can draw it with great precision….
Love them and can’t wait to try them! Now if only I had a place to go or a party to attend. No matter. I will wear it out this weekend to the market. Hey! A girl has got to look good all the time right? Who knows you might just bump into an old flame or an old classmate and you wouldn’t want to look like something the cat dragged out. Thank you Guardian and SilkyGirl!
Quick update: Being the impatient person that I am, I coudn’t wait till my market excursion to try them out so I immediately tested them. Verdict: Love the foundation. So easy to apply and carry around and it feels lightweight and has good coverage. Love the matte lip cream. Feels lightweight and moist when applied but magically turns matte when done. Nice colour too. As for the precision liquid eyeliner, I obviously need more practice with these things. I never can quite get the hang of having a steady hand when applying liquid liners. If you have a steady hand, it will look great on you.
Incidentally, I also received an email informing me that I won movie merchandise for Alladin the movie. I wonder what I got for that? A magic lamp to conjure up more prizes? LoL. I hope. Whatever it is, I will appreciate and treasure it.
Today I went to the mall can came back with these freebies. I was out to do a few errands and to buy some reference book for my kid so might as well drop by the Loccitane Beauty Market to have a look at what’s going on. It was quite happening. There were lots of Instagram worthy spots for those of you who love taking photos. In fact I saw a few ladies posing in some of the pretty set ups.
I had pre-registered for this event online. Too bad I was not one of the first 1000 (wow 1000) to register so I did not have a free gift for that. However, there were about half a dozen “stations” for me to visit and at the end, I could redeem about 5 free samples.
If you are planning to visit the Beauty Market, you need to first register (either pre-register or on the spot) and then each time you visit a station (there are about 6), your mobile will be scanned. Once you have completed all, you can go to the redemption counter to redeem your samples. Oh my, everything is so high tech these days.
If you take a photo and upload to your social media, whether IG or FB and hashtag #loccitanemalaysia or #loccitanebeautymarket, you will get an extra travel sized shampoo with compliments. You can include yourself in the photo or otherwise, it does not matter as long as it is at the event and includes those hashtags.
Here’s one other tip. One of the stations, you might like to visit is the Cultiveat Station where you can recycle 6 empty bottles for a free vegetable. I prefer to save my 6 empties for the Loccitane recycling project which is still ongoing as you can exchange them for Loccitane products. You can get your free vegetable if you answer a simple 5 page questionnaire instead of recycling your bottles. The questionnaire is set up on a big giant mobile phone screen at the station.
If you are wondering what the Watsons Honey & Milk Scented pack is doing there… well, I activated my Touch n Go eWallet recently with a RM8 free credit. I had RM5.50 which was expiring soon, so I went to pick that up for RM4.60 so that’s another freebie too.
Here are some of the other interesting stations to visit.
I hope this blog post on my newly revived blog is useful for you if you plan to visit the Loccitane Beauty Market. It is on till Sunday 18th August 2019 at the Mid Valley Megamall Centrecourt.