July 12, 2018

Lip Pure lipbalm

If you want the best for your lips then pick a lipbalm that is made of the best and purest ingredients so that your lips will absorb only the best nutrients to maintain that healthy pout. Introducing Mentholatum Lip Pure, a lipbalm that your lips will love as it is formulated with essential natural ingredients to keep moisture on your lips locked-in all day. 

Containing only the highest quality of food-grade ingredients that have been globally sourced such as Beeswax, Royal Jelly and Manuka Oil from honey bees, Lip Pure is formulated with:
Shea Butter and Avocado from America
Almonds from Spain
Macadamia from Australia
Argan Oil from Morocco

These key ingredients are rich in Fatty Acids, which naturally moisturize the lips. Avocados, which are rich in Vitamin A, D, E and Shea Butter have been proven to promote natural Collagen production, which can help the lips to stay looking youthful, soft and plump. To top it off, Beeswax, Royal Jelly and Manuka Oil from honey bees are used to lock in moisture and provide long lasting hydration to keep your lips smooth and supple throughout the day.

Lip Pure is available in 2 variants; the Mentholatum Lip Pure Botanical Oil and Mentholatum Lip Pure Fragrance Free.

Fragrance Free

Botanical Oils

The high concentration of natural ingredients in the formula allows even those with sensitive skin to enjoy Lip Pure lipbalm. The properties of each ingredient allow them to absorb deep into the delicate skin on the lips with just one swipe. Wear it by itself for a natural look or under your favourite liquid lipstick to keep your lips from cracking and drying out. No matter what the situation, Lip Pure gives you the moisture that you need to keep your pout soft, smooth and all around enviable.

It is very moist and will be perfect for my vacation overseas soon where we will be in cold countries and trust that Lip Pure will keep my lips moisturised all day long =) Popping one in my handbag and I'll be good to go!

Available at leading pharmacies across Malaysia for RM18.50.

July 10, 2018

Betadine Natural Defense

When you hear Betadine, what comes first to mind? The mouthwash right? I have been using the mouthwash since years ago. Now it has expanded its expertise from antiseptics into the personal care market with Betadine Natural Defense.

 Free of 8 undesirable chemicals, Betadine Natural Defense features natural ingredients nurturing skin health while providing 99.99% germs killing effect. It helps families achieve their personal hygiene needs on a daily basis with no compromises.

The brand features body wash, hand wash and hand sanitizer products free of 8 harmful chemicals residues which includes SLS, Parabens, Triclosan etc. It delivers 99.99% germ killing property, skin nurturing benefits powered by natural ingredients, manuka honey, pomegranate and tea tree. Organic aloe vera is added to produce a moisturising effect and vitamin E for healthy looking skin.

Malaysia is the second country that Betadine Natural Defense is launched after it has proven to be incredibly popular in Thailand. All Natural Defense Body washes and hand washes are designed to meet skin pH value of 4-5.

I have sensitive skin and it gets more sensitive as I age (I don't know why!). I used to be be able to use any types of body wash as long as I can wash my body haha. But now that my skin is more sensitive, if a body wash is unsuitable, the warning signs are rashes, red dots and flaky skin =( So I was very much looking forward to this brand which is free from harmful chemicals. 

All body washes contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
The Pomegranate, Manuka Honey and Tea Tree moisturising body wash.

Further, it smells wonderful. My favourite is the Pomegranate & Moisturising Aloe Vera Body Wash. The prominent pomegranate scent lingers around your body and the bathroom after bathing haha. The Aloe Vera and Vitamin E helps keep skin moisturised and healthy looking without irritating skin.

The hand washes comes in two variants mainly the Tea Tree & Manuka Honey Moisturising Aloe Vera Foaming Hand Wash. It's very foamy and cleanses quite thoroughly. the pH balanced gentle cleansing formula filled with skin friendly ingredients to leave hands purified, clean, soft and smooth. Suitable for family daily use.

Experimented with washing the paint off my hand. The hand wash removes the paint quickly but still leaving hand moisturised.

Betadine Nourishing Manuka Honey & Moisturising Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer.
A non sticky gel formula conytains 66% alcohol which kills 99.99% germs. Leaves hands feeling nourished, clean and sanitised! I pop this into my bag whenever I'm on the go and especially when I travel. Super handy and leaves me feeling safe knowing if  I don't find a sink to wash my hands before eating, I have my trusted Betadine Hand Sanitizer =)

Mothers, kids, young adults and everyone in fact will definitely love this brand especially me who is obsessed with personal hygiene!

July 6, 2018

Domino's unveils Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake

Known the world over for its hot and tasty pizzas, Domino's is taking a step further in expanding menu options for its customers. In addition of its already extensive menu range, Domino's today just launched a brand new dessert, a scrumptious one-of-its-kind, Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake (what a mouthful to speak haha). In light of the festive Raya celebrations and in the spirit of enjoying good food together with friends and families, the dessert is a great addition to its popular dessert range.

From their findings, more than 10% of the total sales are inclusive of desserts. Domino's is the first Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) to offer the Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake. Being a pizza company does not limit their creativity to only pizzas and following the success of their dessert range, the all time favourite Chocolate Lava Cake and Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake, today, yet another Lava Cake joins the family. 

Baked to perfection, the Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake is served hot and fresh from the oven. Its complex yet delicate flavors offer pizza and dessert lovers a delightful dessert and a perfect way to end a meal on a sweet note with the mouth-watering rich luscious cheese molten filling and tangy blueberry flavors.

I was among the first to experience the decadent Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake before the official release in stores. 
Looks heavenly on the outside...

 And when you dig in, the molten cheese lava oozes out. Caution: please eat while its hot otherwise the lava won't ooze out.

Verdict: I'm a dessert lover myself and I happen to really like cheesecakes haha. I love the combination of the salty cheese and the tangy blueberries. Because it has a molten centre, it is not so 'jelak' with the cake by itself. I was surprised that it wasn't very sweet which is a plus point. Overall, a good dessert to end a pizza meal =)

The flavorful cheese cream comes all the way from New Zealand and fresh blueberries from France. You can actually see the blueberries in it. From 1 July 2018 and for a limited time only, savor the Blueberry Cheesecake Lava Cake at an introductory price of only RM7.10. In conjunction with this, the Chocolate Lava Cake and Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake are also up for grabs at RM7.10 only.

What else? Visit your nearest Domino's stores today =)

July 4, 2018

Red Seal Natural Toothpaste available in Malaysia

Of all the personal care products we routinely use, none is more important than the one we put into our mouth. With the launch of the highly trusted New Zealand brand, Red Seal Natural Toothpaste allows us to have a more natural and safer brushing experience.

The mucosal lining inside the mouth has about 90% absorption efficiency and we expose our health to many toxic chemicals (in the toothpaste) without us knowing it. Consumers are therefore looking for healthier alternatives for themselves and for those around them. Especially as they become aware of potential irritants in the form of synthetic chemicals in mainstream products. Such irritants can include artificial colours and flavours, triclosan, parabens and microbeads.

Red Seal natural toothpastes replaces those chemicals with more natural herbal extracts and essential oils like eucalyptus, aniseed and peppermint. The combination of ingredients makes the toothpaste highly alkaline (ph >8), creating an environment discouraging the growth of bacteria.

One example of natural ingredient originates from the Totara tree, a native tree of New Zealand. Totarol Oil is a naturally occuring plant extract that comes from recycled Totara. Totarol is a natural alternative for reducing bad bacteria in our mouth. The natural toothpaste range also has a calcium carbonate base which naturally rebuilds, or remineralises, the teeth.

Came all the way from New Zealand, Red Seal is known for its clean green environment, beautiful water and fresh air and providing consumers with this more natural choice for 34 years.

There are a total of 5 varieties available, with the signature being their Natural Toothpaste. It is a combination of 12 herbs and extracts to help remineralisation and killing off the bacteria to prevent tooth decay and plaque formation. It has a mild, minty pleasant taste, and is suitable for the whole family.

The Kids Toothpaste is enhanced with real banana and peach flavours. The great taste encourages the kids to brush their teeth without having to worry about the risk of swallowing harmful chemicals.

For individuals who are ulcer-prone, there is a special formula, Natural SLS- Free Toothpaste. It is free-of-Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). It provides gentle protection on the mucosa layer. It is also suitable for people who wear teeth braces.

The Propolis Toothpaste contains 100% New Zealand bee propolis with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, ideal for sufferers of gingivitis and sensitive gums.

The Baking Soda Toothpaste is used to remove stains naturally, suitable for coffee or tea drinkers. It has also been used as natural teeth whitener.

I heard stories of people trying to get their hands on Red Seal and sometime buy bulks of it from overseas to stock up! Now that it is available in Malaysia, you can just get it at the nearest Caring pharmacy as they are available exclusively at Caring pharmacies nationwide.

I tried the natural toothpaste and the minty taste is actually quite prominent. But I love mint and the minty breath stays quite long throughout the day.

The range of Red Seal Natural toohpastes is distributed in Malaysia, between RM18.70 to RM28.20. 
If you are serious about the health of you and your family, you should consider Red Seal Natural Toothpastes. A more natural choice =)

July 2, 2018

June updates

So after a month in a new environment, I survived! Feel so much happier, lighter and moving towards my goal each day =) I can now plan my own timings, enjoy more freedom and doing things I love these days <3 And of course, that means more food haha..but still trying to cut down for my pre wedding diet =p

Dim Sum at The Ming Room, BSC
I was wondering why people queue up so long just for expensive dim sum?

Now I know why! It was the best dim sum ever. My first time here and now I understood the queue haha The dim sum were huge and delicious. 

Maiu Japanese Buffet, Sri Petaling

It was all you can eat buffet.

The amount of sashimi we ordered that day was madness haha


However we think that Aoki Tei in Puchong was better. The service in Maiu was slow and it took awhile for sashimis to arrive.

Belated celebration with friends =)

And oh their unique dessert was the wasabi ice cream. Tasted not bad actually haha

More cakeee...Cheese cake from Komugi. Fluffy and yums

Been patronising this new place; Bottle and Boar at Subang Jaya

Also, been addicted to avocado milkshake recently.
Recipe: -half avocado
-soy milk
-chia seeds
-added with some banana
Blend all together and the result is one fulfilling creamy milkshake!

The cheaper version of Samyang noodles. Maggi pedas giler is not as spicy as samyang but still burns haha

Medifood Lifestyle Cafe, Subang Jaya held a Baskin Robbins ice cream buffet one of the weekend and I joined in the fun! It was RM25 per person.

There were around 6 ice cream flavours to choose from.

Free Toppings!

You can eat all you want for 1 hour. It was ice cream overload haha because you try to eat as much as you can but risking diabetes also hehe I think I should not eat ice cream for a month after this LOL

Jyu Raku!

The chef special foie gras is something I always come back for <3

Yuzu sorbet.

Another unhealthy lunch at Devi's, Bangsar

Came for this!!!

Banana leaf rice.

The crabs were yummy and spicy. Just the way I love it.

Fried squid.

You know how you always go to drinks shops and don't know what to order? I always go to chatime/tealive and never know what to order.
But after trying Honey lime aloe vera, I'm ordering this forever because it's really refreshing!

Then it was Raya time. Other people Raya, I pulak feeding myself so much with Raya food hehe

This was the third open house for the day.

Look at that greedy face hehe

Too much rendang led to salad cravings. There's a new poke shop in Sunway. Wonder Poke Wonder Tea. What a name haha

The shop seems new, huge and spacious. There was a variety of ingredients as well and not 'unavailable' like some shops.

Look at the huge bowl! They have a 10% discount and free drink if you order bowl of the day. Mine was the tauhu bowl of the day. It was really good and I enjoyed it. Will definitely be back for more.

Still, mamak food is my biggest guilty pleasure hehe

Mmm...cheese naan

Chicken tandoori with mint sauce.

Dessert at Mykori, Kota Kemuning
Yoghurt ice shavings with strawberry and mango slices in it.

Back at Nando's to redeem free quarter chicken haha
Still not a fan but I absolutely love the garlic paratha! LOL

Went in to Rakuzen just for these ice desserts haha
Totally recommended on a hot day where you don't need something heavy.

Fishiee Cafe, Arked Esplanade, KL

This curry pasta is something I would come back again. Not bad actually. Very flavorful and loved the bread with curry.

Watched a few movies as well this month because many blockbuster movies were released this month.

I wasn't a fan of this foul mouth superhero. But the second movie had some morale attached to it so I still found it bearable hahah

Jurassic World is the sequel to the previous Jurassic movie. I felt this one was not as good. I preferred the previous movie. This one was a bit weird having dinosaurs in your basement?

Ocean's 8 was another disappointment. The story was quite good but somehow so many stars in a movie did not make it very interesting. The whole tone of the movie was a bit mundane in my opinion. I still preferred Danny Ocean's series.

The Incredibles 2.
I absolutely loved the first movie which ended up to another disappointment with this sequel. In fact, the other half was fast asleep half way through the movie LOL It was just not as exciting as the first one.

I realised sequels had more expectations because the first movies were good. But I somehow always get disappointed. Is it me or are the movie qualities a bit blah these days. But I can't wait for the Mission Impossible one though.