Ahhhh my hands are so itching to cook but I have been down with a bout of ulcer attack (mouth, not stomach) precipitated by my hectic schedule and sleep deprivation (by the way, have you ever had more than 10 ulcers at once? I counted about 15 and pretty sure there are some further down where I couldn’t see). I’m still in the middle of it and currently find swallowing a chore so I have resorted to a liquid diet. Imagine having to go through 3 days of singing with that amount of pain! Good thing is, I will be able to lose those stubborn flabs in the next few days. Hah! There’s always a silver lining, eh? I’m also busy preparing my menu for Plateculture, hopefully my supper club will be ready by the weekend. You’ll be the first to know, of course.
One month flew by so quickly, it feels like I’ve only blogged about the HiShop Beauty Ambassador welcome pack very recently. The new box arrived just a week ago with 3 Jelly Pong Pong products which I found very adorable. Jelly Pong Pong (rather weird but cute name) is founded by Susan Chyi (fellow Malaysian) who has been in the beauty industry for many years. The products are all made in Italy and it’s also good know that JPP is against animal testing.
I like how it’s all makeup products this time, as you know a girl can never have too many. I do not use any lipgloss or lipsticks generally, but if I leave the house without a lip balm, I’ll have a panic attack. That’s how much I’m addicted to them. So the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion Lip Balm (Crush) is perfect for dry lips. It contains evening primrose oil, beeswax & aloe vera and comes with the most delicious sweet rose, berry flavor scent.
Despite the dark jam like colour, it’s not highly pigmented and the finishing is more like a sheer gloss. It’s also non-sticky. My favourite out of 3 products.
Many years ago when the Oz girls are putting on bronzer for the sun-kissed look, Malaysian girls (Chinese, anyway) are still in favour of the pale oriental shade. I remember my friend trying to purchase a bronzer at our local duty free and the shop assistant just look confused. Now the sun-kissed look is more fashionable than usual, and I can cheat the holiday glow with this beauty. Jelly Pong Pong Brazilian Sun Blusher is the product that surprised me. When I opened the box, I was a little puzzled to see the purple flower, but turns out it’s connected to the puff, how cute! This product is a proper ‘brown’ (none of those orangey, rusty tone) and it is sheer enough with a little shimmer that also acts as highlight. Quite natural looking.
I have been using Mineral Foundation Powder for years (M.A.C being my only choice so far) and it’s nice to receive similar product to try on. The Jelly Pong Pong Mineral Foundation gives a matte finish while leaving the skin silky to touch. My only problem is this is just a tiny bit light for my skin, but since I have actually gotten a little bit tan after the 2 Penang trips, this should be just ok when my tan fades. Just like my M.A.C foundation, this comes with SPF 15 which is an important factor I consider when I get my makeup products.
Thank you, HiShop.my for the lovely ‘presents’ that actually targets my own need. Looking forward to the next box of surprises!
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Hopefully I’ll have a recipe to share in my next post! Pulling out all the stops to get myself better, wish me luck. 🙂