FashionValet X Hatta Yuna Debuts “Nuova Flora”

One of the biggest highlights of the year is a debut of a beautiful floral collection called “Nuova Flora”. This is no ordinary collection; it is a collaboration of two extraordinary artists – Malaysia’s most successful songstress, Yuna Zarai and one of Malaysia’s most talented fashion designers, Hatta Dolmat.

The Hatta Yuna Nuova Flora is a collection of floral motifs in vivid colours – translated into soft, dreamy silhouettes. The collection is a reflection of what Yuna and Hatta Dolmat believe in, which is through style, women are able to be fun and beautiful, and still feel empowered. Pieces from the collection consist of maxi skirts, bomber jackets and lightweight chiffon tops in bright, bold colours that turn heads.
FashionValet, the exclusive stockist, together with Yuna and Hatta, organized an exclusive preview at Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur where the media and VVIP guests were treated to a fashion showcase. In addition, Yuna serenaded the guests with her latest single, Pulang with rap sensation, SonaOne. The entertainment aspect of this event proved to be a delightful affair. Guests are also given a golden opportunity to purchase the collection at 10% off before its official launch.

The Nuova Flora collection comes in a wide range of sizes from S to L and available between RM249 to RM490 and will be sold exclusively at and in their physical stores in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser

Aesop products are generally wonderful and if budget wasn’t an issue, I’d be using most of their products especially the body care ones. Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser is a clear gel which provides a very satisfying lather especially if used with a bath sponge.

The scent is very refreshing and invigorating, it feels rather luxurious. This is one of those bath products which I would never get tired of using. It’s definitely a body cleanser I’d love to have in my bathroom all the time. My skin feels so pampered when I use this product. The botanical ingredients in Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser have anti-bacterial and deodorising functions.

It’s A Merdeka Giveaway!

It’s Merdeka week and to celebrate it here on Juniper’s Journal, how about another Giveaway? This is the time of year when we feel especially appreciative to be Malaysians. There are so many things that make us ‘uniquely Malaysian’ such as the way we talk or the fact that we are always enthusiastic about food, each and every one of us.

For this Giveaway, the prize is 4 Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet and 2 Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, each one worth RM42.90 so that brings the total worth of this prize to RM257.40.

If you would like to participate, please comment on what makes us ‘uniquely Malaysian’?

1. Giveaway exclusively for those who have ‘liked’ Juniper’s Journal’s Facebook page & with Malaysian addresses only.

2. Giveaway ends Wednesday 31st August 2016.                     .

3. Winner will be contacted via email once result is announced in this same post unless I already have your address. Please respond within twenty four (24) hours otherwise another winner will be selected.

THANN Orange & Tangerine Hand Wash

Thann hand wash
I don’t buy liquid hand wash because I prefer the feel of a soap bar in my hands but I’ve been lucky enough to have been given liquid hand wash to try such as THANN Orange & Tangerine Hand Wash which has a rather exotic scent. It is definitely the scent of the Orient. The aromatic wood scent of Thann is derived from organic chamomile, sunflower seed, tea tree, orange, tangerine and nutmeg.


Lathers up nicely while softening hands. One could easily get used to THANN Orange & Tangerine Hand Wash in place of soap thanks to the luxurious feel of this hand wash. My hands smell so good after using this.


Nivea Extra Bright Make Up Clear Cleansing Water


After I purchased this bottle of Nivea Extra Bright Make Up Clear Cleansing Water, my friend who’d tried the same product informed me that it wasn’t so effective in removing her make-up. Well since I’d already purchased it, I had to try it for myself to see if that was indeed the case.

I used it to remove eye make-up and I must say it took a few times before the eye make-up was removed completely. Luckily the product didn’t sting my eyes because I had to apply the cotton pad to my eyes more than 3x before all traces of eye make-up were removed.

Purchased Nivea Extra Bright Make Up Clear Cleansing Water @ RM14.20 and it came with a 50g tube of cleansing foam.

SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C

SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C is a nutrient-rich serum with a mix of concentrated Pitera™ and Hyaluronic acid formulated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and roughness to refine skin texture and elasticity.


This serum has a very fluid texture, just 1-2 pumps are required for the entire face and neck so despite the price tag, you can probably stretch usage to at least 2-3 months. It’s seriously hydrating and skin softening, plumps up skin and preps skin for subsequent skincare. Fantastic serum for dry skin, I am going to use this sparingly because it is so good.

SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C is RM460/30ml.

Product reviewed is a press sample.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet

Bourjois introduces Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet enriched with hydration-guarding agents with a velvety formula and light, silky texture. This is a semi-sheer lip gloss which comes in a frosted matte lacquered bottle.

The range comes in 8 shades and offers pink, plum, orange and caramel.

bourjois rouge edition

01 Orangélique (bright orange)

02 Coquelic oh! (dense and bold orange red)

03 VIPeach (coral peach)

04 Ravie En Rose (delicate pink)


05 Fuchsiamallow (deep intense pink)

06 Cherryleaders (cherry red)

07 Plum Plum Pidou (plum)

08 Carameli Melo (brown pink)

The difference between Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet and Rouge Edition Velvet is that Souffle de Velvet is semi-matte and more sheer but Souffle de Velvet has a higher hydration factor.

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The model (pics above) is wearing 03 VIPeach which has also been used on her cheeks.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet retails at RM42.90/7.7ml.



Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser


One of the nicest milk cleansers I have used so far is Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser because it has a lovely, creamy texture without being too thick and easily removes makeup without irritating eyes. Some cream or milk cleansers can be rather irritating on the eye area but fortunately, not this one but then Avene is a brand for sensitive skins.


This cleanser can be poured on to cotton pads or applied with hands on to face. Either way, makeup comes off effectively. Excellent cleanser for dry skins like mine. Contains Vitamin E for moisturizing and antioxidant protection.

Review is based on a sample of the product.

THANN Rice Bran Oil Soap Bar

Thann rice bran soap
According to reliable Wikipedia, rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice after chaff (rice husk). Rice bran oil has several health benefits and I note that it’s a popular ingredient in Thai manufactured soaps such as this THANN Rice Bran Oil Soap Bar.

THANN Rice Bran Oil Soap Bar contains orange and tangerine extracts so it’s definitely a very fragrant and delightful soap. I think that THANN is a fantastic brand for toiletries as they produce such beautifully scented products. The shape of this soap is quite different from the soap bars we are used to seeing.