Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sasa Haul/Mini Review: Philosophy, Shu Uemura, My Beauty Diary & Lancome

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. Sasa has been on a roll with all the promotions i.e. sales, discounts, free shipping etc., hence this haul. For those who does not know about Sasa, Sasa is a cosmetics retailer based in Hong Kong. Sasa has stores all over Asia such as China, Hongkong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore etc. Sasa also offers shipping worldwide and the shipping rates are quite reasonable. The link to Sasa's online store is :

To see my Sasa haul video, go to the video below:

So the above video was pre-filmed quite some time ago and so I have had a chance to use some of the products for awhile. Some I have used before and they are repurchases.

Products mentioned in the Sasa haul video are:

1. Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (90ml) USD$8.40

Philosophy products are very renowned and I have heard so many good reviews of Philosophy products that I could not resist trying the Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser. At 90ml, it is a decent size and it is not too big that if I do not like it (I hope I will), it will not be too much of a waste. Also, at USD$8.40, it is pretty reasonable. I have not tried this product yet but I will post a review of it once I have used it enough to form an informed opinion of this product.

2. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Oil-Free Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin (15ml) USD$13.60

Same goes for this product!

3. Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula (150ml) USD$31.30->$26.60

Okay, so I have used Shu Uemura's Cleansing Beauty Oils before. I have tried the Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil (Blue/Purple) and the Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil (Pink) and I liked both a lot. However, when I was hauling from Sasa, the promotion was for the Premium A/O Advanced Formula Cleansing Beauty Oil (Green). A/O stands for Anti-Oxidant and this cleansing oil is targeted at aging concerns but hey, it says that it will leave the user with a more youthful appearance. One can never start anti-aging measures too early right?

I have used this for awhile and I must say that I prefer the Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil (Blue/Purple) and the Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil (Pink) better. Not because that the Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil and the Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil suit my skin concerns better, but because of the scent.

Somehow this cleansing oil reminds me of olive oil. It smells like it too. The other two have a nicer scent. Out of the 3, I prefer the Whitefficient one better. It removes my makeup really well and leaves my skin feeling clean. Also, it does help brighten my complexion. This Premium A/O Advanced Formula Cleansing Beauty Oil does remove my makeup really well but it does have a slightly oily feel after I wash it off. Perhaps it is meant to be more moisturizing for aging skin. (Shrugs) Who knows?

4. My Beauty Diary Sake Yeast Mask (10 piece) USD$12.70->$10.20

I am a huge fan of My Beauty Diary's facial masks and Sake Yeast is one that I have not tried out yet. I am very excited to try it!

5. My Beauty Diary NATURAL KEY LINE Black Pearl Mask (10 piece) USD$12.70->$10.20

This is a repurchase. I have used the Black Pearl Mask for several years now and I have gone through a few boxes of this mask already! After using the mask, it makes my skin feel really soft and supple. It also seems to leave a radiant and luminating effect on my skin. TWO THUMBS UP!

6. Lancome Genefique Youth Activator (30ml) USD$73.10->$54.80

This is also a repurchase. It makes my skin feel so soft, supple and my skin can literally go "boi-ing boi-ing" when I touch it. It improved the elasticity of my skin and makes my skin feel like new skin. I should also mention that my grandmother and my mother are great fans of this product too!

7. Sasa Cotton Puff (20 sheets) (1 box)

This is the free sample that came with the purchase. Not very exciting- I would rather have a sample of a product to try but it is handy to have cotton puffs around.

Products that I have used in this video are:

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector in Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent
Silky Girl Brow Pencil in Soft Black
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette
Models Prefer Glitz and Glamour (Highlighter)
MAC Eyeshadow in Coppering
MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom
Lancome Virtouse Precious Cells Mascara (Voluptuous Black)
Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Silky Girl Pencil Eyeliner (Brown)
Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss (Classic)

Essie Protein Base Coat
Essie Mint Candy Apple
Wet n Wild Fast Dry

Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this video are purchased by me with my own money and this is not a sponsored video.

Please stay tuned for more of my upcoming Youtube videos and blog posts! In the meantime, take care and have an amazing day! :)


  1. Oh, I like the 'My Beauty Diary' purchases that you made! I use SKINLITE face masks once a week - I think they're only available at Sasa so I have to get my cousin in Singapore to bulk purchase them for me. Haha. How often do you use them? Which ypes are the best ones?

  2. Hi Sabs! I got My Beauty Diary masks from Sasa too! I use them every other day when I feel like it, especially on days when I'm too lazy to put my skincare products. During my off peak season, I use it at least once a week. My favourite My Beauty Diary product has got to be the Black Pearl one. But then again, I haven't tried the new flavours and I'm hoping that I will like them as much!


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