May 21, 2014

[FAQ & REVIEW] NATURACTOR COVER FACE

It has been a very long time since my last update of this product. I used to review this awesome product (click here for my previous review) & would like to do so again since I have many requests asking on how to apply this awesome product correctly.

Anyways, before I go further, let me give some background info of this product. Naturactor Cover Face produced by a cosmetics company in Japan, MEIKO Cosmetics. Having said that, this product is originally made in Japan. But to minimize the cost, MEIKO Japan had opened a branch/factory in China to produce Naturactor Cover Face in minimal cost - to sell in China market.

1. Is Naturactor Cover Face made in China same with Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan?
NO. They are not the same. Even though they are originally from MEIKO Japan, but some of the ingredients used to produce Naturactor Cover Face in China had been replaced with another cheaper ingredients just to get lower cost price. The quality is different - this explains why Naturactor Cover Face China usually much cheaper than Naturactor Cover Face Japan. I can even get Naturactor Cover Face original China as low as RM8/pc!

2. What are the differences between Naturactor Cover Face China & Japan in terms of quality?
Bear in mind, I am talking about ORIGINAL Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan & ORIGINAL Naturactor Cover Face made in China (MEIKO Japan branch in China). From our customer surveys, whom had tried both versions of Naturactor (China & Japan), 90% claimed on below:

1. Naturactor Cover Face Japan less oily than Naturactor Cover Face China
2. Naturactor Cover Face Japan much smoother than Naturactor Cover Face China
3. Naturactor Cover Face Japan much softer than Naturactor Cover Face China
4. Naturactor Cover Face Japan gives better coverage than Naturactor Cover Face China
5. In general, Naturactor Cover Face Japan gives better quality & satisfaction compared to Naturactor Cover Face China.


3. Are all Naturactor Cover Face in market original?
NO. There are a lot of imitation/fake product of Naturactor Cover Face in the market.

4. How to differentiate between original Naturactor Cover Face (made in Japan & made in China) & the imitation/fake ones?
There are several ways to differentiate between:
1. Original Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan & Naturactor Cover Face made in China
2. Original Naturactor Cover Face Japan & Imitation (Fake) Naturactor Cover Face Japan


TIPS TO DIFFERENTIATE NATURACTOR COVER FACE MADE IN JAPAN & NATURACTOR COVER FACE MADE IN CHINA 
(BOTH ORIGINAL VERSIONS)

TIPS #1: Logo / writing on the bottle
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan - "NATURACTOR" is written on the bottle
For Naturactor Cover Face made in China - Chinese character is written on the bottle

Tips #2: Tones/ codes
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan - Only 5 codes are available (130, 140, 141, 151 &171)
For Naturactor Cover Face made in China - 10 codes are available (130, 140, 141, 150, 151, 152, 153,161, 171, 181)

Tips #3: Code selections
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan & China - code selections are as above

Tips #4: Bar code/ hologram

For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan - Japanese character written at the back
For Naturactor Cover Face made in China - Chinese character written at the back & has the hologram

P/s: For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan, the hologram is not used anymore since there is MEIKO Malaysia who imported directly from Japan & they don't use this hologram.


Tips #5: Bottle shape

For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan - The bottle lid quite flat
For Naturactor Cover Face made in China - The bottle lid quite round & curvy

Tips #6: Box

For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan - Each Naturactor has its own box
For Naturactor Cover Face made in China - 8 pcs Naturactor shared the same box


TIPS TO DIFFERENTIATE NATURACTOR COVER FACE MADE IN JAPAN 
(ORIGINAL & IMITATION)

Tips #1: Box
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (original) - The box is more brown-ish colour
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (imitation/fake) - The box is more yellow-ish colour



Tips #2: Logo on the box
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (original) - Code is shown on the side of the box
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (imitation/fake) - Code is not shown, but there is an "S" logo instead

Tips #3: Texture
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (original) - Texture is not oily, smooth & compact
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (imitation/fake) - Texture is oily, sticky & not compact

Tips #4: Codes

For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (original) - Each code on the side box is the same as the code on the back of the bottle
For Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan (imitation/fake) - Only has code at the back of the bottle. No code at the side box

EXTRA Tips #5: For Silky Lucent Powder - Codes

For Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder made in Japan (original) - Each code on the side box is the same as the code on the back of the bottle
For Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder made in Japan (imitation/fake) - Only has code at the back of the bottle. No code at the side box

EXTRA Tips #6: Weight
For Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder made in Japan (original) - Only has weight of 25g
For Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder made in Japan (imitation/fake) - Has bigger weight up to 50g



5. Where to get the original Naturactor Cover Face original from Japan at affordable price in Malaysia?

You can buy from us at:
Facebook: Naturactor Collections Page
Instagram: @elegancecosmetics
SMS/Whatsapp/Call: 0133986129 (Zunita)
Email: zunitaramli@gmail.com

We sell at cheaper price as low as RM41/pc instead of RM69/pc!
100% Original from MEIKO Japan or MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

6. What are the ingredients of Naturactor Cover Face made in Japan? Are they safe & halal? Is there any side effect of using Naturactor Cover Face?
Yes, the ingredients are safe & halal. There is NO side effect of using Naturactor Cover Face.

Main ingredients:
Jojoba oil- To moisturize the skin
Mica- To moisture your skin
Tocopherol( Vitamin E )- To improve metabolism and immune system skin.
Taken from: MEIKO Malaysia website

7. Can Naturactor Cover Face use daily? How long a bottle of Naturactor Cover Face can last if I using it daily?
Yes, Naturactor Cover Face can be used daily. It can last up to 9 months if using daily.

8. If Naturactor Cover Face is safe, is it registered with Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH)?
Yes. Naturactor Cover Face is registered with MOH. You can refer to the NOT number here (BPFK website)

9. Is Naturactor Cover Face safe for pregnant women?
Yes, Naturactor Cover Face is safe for pregnant women.

10. How to apply Naturactor Cover Face correctly so I can get the best flawless look?
There are several ways to apply Naturactor Cover Face to get the best flawless look.



You need :
1. MEIKO Revival Rose Face Mist (Any face mist can do but I strongly recommend this one)
2. MEIKO Foundation sponge / foundation brush (Not necessarily MEIKO, but this is the best in quality)
3. Naturactor Make Up Base

4. Naturactor Cover Face
5. Naturactor Pressed Powder (compact powder) or Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder (loose powder) as finishing powder
6. Naturactor Magical Lipstick

Method :
1. Spray your bare face using Revival Rose face mist.
2. After the face mist dries, apply Naturactor Make Up Base all over the face. If you use moisturizer, apply moisturizer prior Naturactor Make Up Base.
3. Apply Naturactor Cover Face all over the face using wet foundation sponge/ brush. If you have blemishes to cover, use Naturactor Cover Face #171(the green concealer) to the blemishes prior applying Naturactor Cover Face all over your face

4. Apply Naturactor Pressed powder or Naturactor Silky Lucent Powder using the sponge puff or brush
5. Your foundation make up is done. You can continue to 2nd step such as highlighting, applying eyeshadow, lipstick, etc.
6. Once finish, spray your face with the Revival Rose Face mist again. This is to ensure your make up lasts longer & to give fresh make up look.







11. Can I read other customer reviews who had tried/used this Naturactor Cover Face?
Yes, there are several reviews from our customers:
1. Review: Naturactor
2. Review: Naturactor Cover Face Meiko Japan
3. Review: Naturactor Cover Face Updated
4. Review: Naturactor Cover Face Meiko Japan
5. Meiko Cosmetics Naturactor Cover Face Review
6. [REVIEW] Naturactor Cover Face Japan


Get your ORIGINAL NATURACTOR COVER FACE MADE IN JAPAN NOW!!

You can buy from us at:
Facebook: Naturactor Collections Page
Instagram: @elegancecosmetics
SMS/Whatsapp/Call: 0133986129 (Zunita)
Email: zunitaramli@gmail.com

We sell at cheaper price as low as RM41/pc instead of RM69/pc!
100% Original from MEIKO Japan or MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

[TIPS] Pengurusan Kad Kredit dengan berkesan





Salam readers,

Lama rasanya xupdate blog ni. So harini nak update salah satu tips berguna untuk readers mengenai kad kredit (credit card). Actually xtau la tips ni boleh dikatakan berguna ke tak.. tapi benda ni lah yang saya praktikkan utk mengurus kewangan rumah :) Btw, saya adalah Menteri Kewangan rumah tangga saya. Hehe.


Bila sebut pasal kad kredit, mesti ramai mempunyai persepsi negatif kan. Contohnya:
1. Takut berhutang
2. Boleh overspend (perbelanjaan yg xterkawal)
3. Blacklisted - bila dah xdpt nk byr hutang
4. dan sebagainya





Tapi, pada saya dengan kad kredit ni saya boleh merancang perbelanjaan dengan lebih berkesan. Sebab:
1. Setiap sen perbelanjaan anda ditrack melalui Credit Card Statement/ boleh cek sendiri kat M2U/online banking perbankan anda
~ So pada saya cara ini sgt berkesan utk rancang perbelanjaan anda setiap bulan. Ada jugak org yang kata pakai cash pun boleh track flow duit, kita tulis/update perbelanjaan kita setiap hari kan. Well... pada saya hanya org yang rajin & konsisten je boleh buat mcmtu. Haha. Sebab saya pernah buat that method, mula2 rajin la kan.. bila dah masuk bulan ke 2..3..4.. buku catatan tah ke mana, duit pun dah kemana. Hehe

2. Anda dpt kumpul points 
~ Over the time anda boleh redeem hadiah best2 mcm TV, etc!

3. Some banks offer cash back & free petrol every month 
~ So byk dapat jimat kan?

4. Jika anda pembayar kad kredit yang baik (rekod baik) 
~ Mudah untuk anda membuat pinjaman perumahan/kereta/peribadi/etc :)





Bagaimana utk merancang penggunaan kad kredit?


1. Tentukan bajet bulanan anda yang anda akan guna utk kad kredit. 
Contohnya;
a) Petrol - RM300
b) Groceries - RM400
c) Susu & pampers anak - RM300
d) Shopping - RM500
So, dalam masa sebulan had utk anda membelanjakan kad kredit adalah RM1500 SAHAJA. Kalau anda ada allocate utk perkara lain, boleh tambah dalam bajet bulanan tersebut.

2. Belanja mengikut apa yang anda bajet SAHAJA. 
Contoh di atas, anda bajetkan perbelanjaan yang guna kad kredit utk Petrol, groceries, susu & pampers, shopping saja, jadi jgn la anda gunakan kad kredit utk bayar benda2 lain. Untuk mengelakkan anda overspend bajet ni, kena rajin sikit cek statement terkini anda secaara online. Kalau macam saya guna Maybank Credit Card, saya boleh cek terus melalui m2u. So anda tahu berapa bajet yang tinggal yg boleh anda belanjakan.

Statistik pembayaran kad kredit di Amerika

3. Bila payment day, terus BAYAR kad  kredit anda. 
Anda dah allocate bajet utk kad kredit (RM1500 utk contoh di atas) so xperlu risau lagi kalau overspend :) Jangan bayar SELEPAS due date jika tidak anda akan dikenakan interest, which is NOT favorable. Juga disarankan jgn bayar minimum amount sahaja. Anda dah allocate bajet, so jgn khianati bajet anda. Hehe. Menteri Kewangan kena jujur what allocated is what you should pay :)

4. Overspent?
Dont worry.. kira semula berapa yang anda terlebih belanja.. contohnya awal bulan anda allocate RM1500, tp terbelanja Rm1700, so terlebih RM200. So, jika anda perlu semak semula apa yang membuatkan terlebih belanja tu.. & bayar. Jika anda share perbelanjaan dgn suami, yang terlebih tu boleh bahagi 2 org  = RM100/person kena bayar. hehe

5. Pengurusan lebih efektif
Untuk pengurusan kewangan yg lebih efektif, anda boleh buat excel file utk anda track perbelanjaan bulanan & simpan Credit Card Statement for future reference. Sebab anda perbelanjaan yang anda xboleh nk guna kad kredit.. contohnya nk bagi duit kat parents.. takkan nk pakai kad kredit kan? hehe.. So kalau ada excel file ni, anda boleh listkan semua perbelanjaan bulanan kad kredit + perbelanjaan lain. Daripada excel file tersebut, anda boleh buat analysis perbelanjaan yang mana anda sepatutnya kurangkan, etc.. Over the time, kad kredit yang dipandang negatif boleh membantu anda jimat lebih lagi! :)




Disclaimer: Ini hanyalah tips panduan yang saya fikir & praktikkan sendiri. Artikel ini hanya sebagai perkongsian & panduan yang boleh diguna pakai jika ianya dirasakan bersesuaian.