November 15, 2018

Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers

Remember my post on Althea Skin Detoxers?

As mentioned, that was a collaboration of Get It Beauty x Althea.
Get It Beauty is Korea’s no. 1 beauty TV show who introduces new trends and provides resourceful information relating to beauty.

The skin detoxers were created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites. This product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates them into freshness and vitality for the skin.

It is a 10 second wash off mask detoxer. Yes, you ONLY need 10 seconds.
And I am in love with the products that I am still using it til today =)

The Skin Detoxers also caught the attention of Korea's famous beauty influencers Minsco and K-pop star Jeonghwa who's a member of EXID, a South Korean girl group. They wanted to be in on the fun and made a video together on their experience with the Skin Detoxers.

See the video below:



It's in full Korean though haha but it was very cute seeing both of them trying out the products and it was so funny, making coffee takes longer than doing the 10 second mask >.< Good tips to also massage your face. 

Get the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer set HERE today and for a limited time, get it at 10% OFF + get free shipping on all Althea Exclusives today with the code in the page.

Enjoy shopping!!

November 14, 2018

Largest Hello Kitty And Sanrio exhibition in Kuala Lumpur

If you don't know, I am a very HUGE fan of Hello Kitty! It's my favourite childhood character of all times =) Ever since young, I don't know why but I am drawn to this cute cat character. My family would buy me Hello Kitty merchandises and for the longest time I had a Hello Kitty doll on my bed (a gift from my auntie) until I shifted house.


Knowing that Hello Kitty and her friends are coming to Malaysia, can you imagine how excited I am!! *squealsss* So it will not only be Hello Kitty but also other cute characters from Sanrio. Founded in 1960, best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio offers a portfolio of more than 400 endearing characters. How well do you know about them? Each Sanrio member accompanies us along our life journey, symbolizing the wonderful memories of different generations.

The 1,500 sqm large exhibition features 13 Sanrio-themed zones where visitors can view and take photos of the 100 out of 400 adorable Sanrio characters in a variety of colourful settings, offering a visual experience like never before. Set to be the largest exhibition of its kind in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, the exhibition, spanning over seven weeks and falling on school holidays, Christmas and the New Year, will not only be an attraction to families and the little ones, but also to the young-at-heart as they relive their memories while capturing new ones.

 My excitement when I met my childhood fantasy!

There are 4 key highlights in ‘Our Sanrio Times’. First, the most delighting part is ‘Sanrio Village” whereby 100 selected characters will team up at the exhibition in Kuala Lumpur for the first time. Some characters will take a ride on the Sanrio train which is made to imitate Sanrio Gift Gate of Gotanda, Tokyo in 1970s. 

Second, the replica of the first merchandise created by Sanrio, Hello Kitty coin purse, will be first shown in Malaysia. All loyal fans will definitely be surprised with it! Third, with the full support of Sanrio Japan and Sanrio Hong Kong, over 300 vintage items will be displayed offering unprecedented visual experience. Last but not least, designers in charge of Sanrio Japan is especially invited to create exclusive hand sketch for 9 well-known Sanrio characters, teaching us how to draw the lovely Sanrio characters step by step. 

In addition to the 4 highlights above, the giant and adorable Hello Kitty plush in 3.5 m tall, is going to have her first encounter with fans! Apart from that, the exhibition includes various theme zones. For example, ‘Sanrio Time Tunnel’ leads us to have a quick review on all Sanrio classic characters over the past decades; ‘Paper Doll Fun’ recalls our childhood memory of ‘doll dressing up game’; ‘Vintage Stationery House” displays the Sanrio classic stationery; “Strawberry Newsroom” let all super fans read through the previous issues of Strawberry News which is a monthly magazine sharing Sanrio updates; “Strawberry Office” where you may find many secret of Strawberry King.


Our Sanrio Times - Kuala Lumpur exhibition will be at
 Hall 5, Level 5, Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur 
from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
11am to 9pm daily

Tickets to Our Sanrio Times Kuala Lumpur Exhibition are priced at:

• Early Bird (from 30 October till 20 November 2018): RM25

• Malaysian Resident: RM33

• Special Ticket for OKU & Senior Citizen: RM20

• Non-Malaysian Ticket: RM60

* Admission is required for child with height of 90cm or above.

** All ticket prices exclude RM2 processing fee. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Tickets are available through www.ticketcharge.com.my or call the hotline +603 9222 8811. For more info, log on to www.oursanriotimes.my

W7 Cosmetics has arrived in Malaysia

Asia Healthcare, distributor of health and skincare products introduced its latest brand - W7 Cosmetics. An extremely creative, designed-focused makeup brand, W7 offers an extensive range of cosmetic products for every young and fashion forward individuals who are seeking to transform their looks instantly. 


Themed around “Who Will You Be Today”, W7 aspires to encourage young and vibrant women to be bold and confident in creating looks that matches their unique style. Coined after a postcode – W7 in West London, the UK-based cosmetic brand uses only the finest ingredients in the formulations and innovations of all its products to help users create and achieve their desired look while staying trendy. To date, W7 comprises over 100 makeup products in the local market that include makeup primer, foundation, concealer, face powder, blusher, contour makeup, eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrows, lip liner and lipstick; all of which are priced from RM20 onwards.


Unlike any other ordinary colour cosmetics, W7 cosmetic products also feature eye-catching packaging designs alongside diverse product names that mirror the overall brand personality. 



All W7 cosmetic products are free from heavy metals such TBTO (preservative) and other harmful ingredients. Raw materials used in the formulation of all W7 products also complied with the strictest worldwide regulations (USA, Canada, EU, Japan & Asia). W7 is against animal testing and has never tested any of its products on animals. 

The W7 makeup products are made available exclusively at selected Guardian pharmacies nationwide.








Was playing around with some of the W7 products and I realised their products are of good quality with such reasonable and affordable price tags.


Started off with the Genius Feather Light Foundation (30ml), RM41.41.
-Developed to bring a long-lasting finish. With a feather light formula, Genius provides natural and consistent coverage leaving you with a smooth complexion and a dewy glow.
-Comes with innovative dropper applicator to prevent clogged up pumps and messy bottles. 
-The light, creamy texture blends in effortlessly providing excellent coverage which lasts up to 12 hours.

I found the colour a little light so it suits fairer skin and I didn't need alot for a medium coverage. Following its name sake, yes it is very light and doesn't clog pores.


 In the City Eyeshadow Palette (7g), RM34.81
-Contains 6 powdered matte eye shadow shades. This mini palette contains the perfect combination of pink nude tones to light browns.
-Provides excellent coverage as the colours are highly pigmented and provide little fallout. 

The colours are quite pigmented and gives the smokey feels. Love that it really does provide little fallout and the colour stays on skin.

 Aye Aye Captain Very Black Liquid Eyeliner (5ml), RM27.26
The superfine brush enables you to create the most delicate of lines and flourishing flicks.

Liquid eyeliner is sometimes harder to draw with because it is watery but with this sturdy stick and not a fine brush yet thin line, it is super easy to draw my eyeliner and not smudge.

Kiss Lipstick (3g), RM25.38 in Fushcia
It is a blod bright pink lipstick with a hint of shimmer. Love love the bold pink and it pops out beautifully.

Mega Matte Lips in Oddball (7ml), RM25.38
-A creamy texture, this product has great durability and feels moisturising rather than cakey on the lip.
-It contains high colour intensity with great pigmentation

I love to add this on the Fuschia lipstick for a nicer blend of pink and I have been complimented many times on my lip color. It doesn't dry up and it is very long lasting and stays on even after meals.

Here's a short video using the above W7 products.
Enjoy!

The light natural foundation smoothens out my skin and the eye and lip cosmetics make my best features shine =)

  

Thank you W7 Cosmetics for having me =)

November 7, 2018

Affordable pre wedding shoot in Santorini

As promised, I will be writing down how did we manage to travel to 3 different countries for our preweddingmoon and managed to do our photoshoot without burning a hole in our pocket.

In fact, we were so pleased with ourselves because everything turned out well and definitely within budget. Firstly, I had to do a lot of research. I knew Santorini is a dream if I get to take my pre wedding photoshoot there. But the cost scares me. Also, I did not want to be paying for a photographer from Malaysia because I had to fly him over plus his assistant and a makeup artist. I don't want to be spending on that photographer's accommodation and food as well. I felt  all that costs could go into our travel instead hehe.

So, what I did was to find whether we can hire a photographer from Santorini with a reasonable price. I was looking through the net and then I found Studio Kristo! It was like Bingo! Kristo's website showed that he had photographed many Asians in Santorini and he's a freelance photographer so there was no super expensive fancy packages as offered like those huge renowned photography companies. We also wanted a simple shoot, nothing extravagant and we loved his pictures and his style of photography.

And so I dropped him an enquiry. The rest, as they said, is history haha And also I guess we had the wedding luck because we were just in time when Kristo had a promotion on his website. He was offering a free photoshoot at any of our desired destination within Europe if we took the 'Gold Package'. FYI, we think the Gold Package of 600Euro was reasonable enough just for the photoshoot in Santorini. And now there's a free photoshoot somewhere else? What a steal!! We were super lucky to be able to grab that promotion. Just be a bit patient during exchange of emails because Kristo is a busy guy and can only reply a few days later.

So we decided to search for neighbouring countries which has nice sceneries. I saw that some flights from Malaysia stopped at Zurich before reaching Santorini so I thought maybe we could check out Switzerland. My fiance, on the other hand, saw that Turkey was pretty nearby Greece and that it is quite affordable to travel to Turkey. So we asked Kristo first whether Switzerland was a good idea. However, he mentioned that it was a bit too expensive for him but Turkey was okay. So, it was set! We decided that since we will be travelling by ourselves in Switzerland, we would just carry a tripod with us and snap our own pre wedding photoshoot hehehe We had a lot of fun doing that by the way. Some even said my Switzerland sceneries were nicer LOL

Now that the photography has been settled. The next headache was the gown. I knew I wanted to wear a nice white gown for the shoot but the thought of bringing a big ass gown all the way to Europe gave me a bit to think. I didn't want to bring the gown on carry on because it'll be too messy and heavy. So I decided maybe a simple mermaid one will do instead of the puffy princess type. Something that I can at least fold and squash into my bag yet not crease when it arrives and still looks bridal-ish. I know, I'm a fussy pot hehe. I found a very nice one from Simply Gorgeous, Kota Damansara. However, I thought renting the dress will stress me a bit because I had to take very good care of it overseas. I decided to browse online instead LOL And guess what? I managed to find 3 white ones from it! And coming from me who is not much of an online dress shopper because I needed to feel the quality. But I thought I would just wear the gowns and throw them there because I would not bring them back. Because first, I am never going to re-use it. Second, I can't be lugging my gown around with me in Europe. That's just taking up too much luggage space haha

I found a short and simple white dress which is super cute and nice and casual for a day out in Switzerland. 

And left the rest of the luggage for this mermaid one to fulfil my mermaid dream because nothing mermaid-y looks nice for the actual day. Even this mermaid one was kinda too loose for me LOL

  And lastly a long dress for a change of dress in Santorini.
The result? Let's just say that the pictures looked good yo! Whether or not it was bought online HAHAHAH

And luckily I bought it and threw them there. Because my dresses got so dirty after sweeping through sands and soils in Santorini to get the perfect picture. Imagined if I rented one. How much do I need to pay for cleaning them?

When the day finally came for our photoshoot in Santorini, it was super exciting. Kristo was very friendly. His friendliness was already exuded during our exchange of emails. He was funny and he clicked very well with my fiance. They joked a lot and Kristo even said my fiance was a funny guy LOL *whatever* He made us feel very comfortable and drove us around in his humble car. He brought us to 4 shooting locations which was quite private as only he knew the secret locations hehe So there was no one really around to disturb us. The pictures were amazingggg!

Oh, I also hired a makeup artist through Kristo. Doris came to my hotel to do my hair and makeup and it looked so beautiful in pictures. So Kristo practially arranged everything. And when he brought us around Santorini for photoshoot, we have kinda seen all the picturesque view and didn't even need to venture ourselves the next day. We had such a fun time only that the sun was kinda merciless that day and we got sunburnt thereafter LOL 

He was also very professional and wanted the best shots. We even wanted to treat him to lunch but he had to rush for another shoot. He even went to Istanbul one day earlier than us just to scout for locations nearby our hotel. That was a level of professionalism I loved. So after the shoot in Santorini, we rested while he left to Istanbul.

We met Kristo again 3 days later and did another fun shoot in Topkapi and the areas around the Blue Mosque.

The pictures turned out amazing and we couldn't have asked for more. Again, because of the photoshoot, we were already brought to the many touristy places and didn't need to venture much ourselves as well. That's like killing 2 birds with 1 stone haha

Once we came back to Malaysia, the pictures were sent to us via WeTransfer 2-3 weeks later and the moment I opened the folder, my heart was filled with so much happiness. The blue skies, our happy faces, the amazing views and it was all picture perfect. We also received sooo many edited pictures unlike those packages where they limit to only a few best photographs and the rest need to be paid extra.

Overall, it was an amazing experience and Kristo was great to work with. I totally cannot believe we actually went to my dream place and came back with beautiful wedding pictures. Sometimes, I still feel like pinching myself.

If you're like me and on the lookout for a reasonable priced photography in Santorini, please visit Studio Kristo!

November 5, 2018

Lab 11 Full Lift range

GlobalStory hosted its new series of hair solution named "Full Lift Shampoo and Soft Mask" under its in-house brand, LAB11 at Eco Sky's Business Lounge.

Brand LAB11 is a creation of team under GlobalStory that has been one of the hair and beauty industry market leader with 18 years of experience through 11 HairStory saloon branches, 1 HairStory academy, 2 SugarNails saloons and 2 FaceStory outlets.

With the vision to instil beauty and confidence in people from all walks of life, GlobalStory target to lead LAB11 into providing a range of tip top quality hair and beauty solution products.



The continuous research and development of the product since year 2016 had formulated Full Lift Shampoo and Soft Mask with synergies of natural extracts, essential oils and 11 types of amino acids. This is the first product launch that features no artificial colouring, 100% natural extracts and pure essential oils, fragrance free as well as chemical free ingredients.

Full Lift Shampoo
The natural watercress extracts in the shampoo provides high amounts of sulfur, zinc and magnesium to hair. The result of this is stronger hair roots, increased hair follicular density and thus plumping up the hair shaft to make hair look fuller. Experience the uplifting and refreshing effects from the added pure lime, orange, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil in the shampoo. The moment I wash my hair, my whole bathroom smells amazing!! Even my room when I come in after that smells very citrusy. No kidding! My mom came into my room one time and asked me what is that orangey smell in your room? HAHAH

It is a clear coloured shampoo.

 Apply suitable amount to wet hair. Massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Full Lift Soft Mask
The Soft Mask is the perfect after-shampoo remedy. This soft mask is rich in argan oil, olive oil and amino acids. This is used after shampooing to replenish, hydrate and restructure split ends and broken hair shafts to reduce frizz and static. It will leave your hair manageable from root to tip and the natural watercress extracts help to strengthen hair roots and plumping up the hair shaft to make hair body fuller. The Morrocan Argan oil is high in vitamin E, which can rejuvenate hair, protect the follicle beds and improve hair shine and overall appearance.

The mask features:

-Restructure split ends
-Strengthen hair structure
-Prevents damage
-Heat protection from dry and flat iron
-No frizz and build-up

After shampoo, apply generous amounts to hair, concentrating on the ends. The oil in the soft mask will immediately soak unto the hair fibre, providing it with essential nutrients for protection that lasts. Use a wide-tooth comb or finger to detangle and fully coat hair from root to end. Rinse off after 3 minutes.

My hair used to be unruly and very frizzy
Check out the dry ends. Even any amount of beauty filter can't do much to making my hair beautiful LOL

*during a video shoot* hence the funky accessories haha
But whatever accessories I have can't cover the fact that my hair is damaged ='(

I was very hopeful for LAB11's shampoo and mask to improve my hair's texture. Even during the presentation, I learnt that we have to blow dry our hair from top to bottom. I used to tilt my head upside down to blow my hair and it turned out very frizzy.

After 1 and a half weeks of washing with LAB11's Full Lift shampoo and mask range and good care and maintenance learnt during their presentation, here's the results:

TA-DAH!

Healthy ends and super pleased that my hair is straighter and not frizzy so it's manageable. In addition, I also felt that my scalp was less oily and don't need to wash so often as compared to my current shampoo.

Amazed with the results and fell in love with the scent especially. My fiance loves smelling my hair now because it has a very strong citrusy scent hehe

Both Lab11's shampoo and mask sells for RM158.

October 30, 2018

Indobowl- perfect for Indomie lovers

Indomie as previously mentioned in my previous post is my ultimate comfort food. Everytime I go overseas, I come back craving for Indomie because it's the best instant noodle ever! 

Branching out from Tryst Cafe is the new outlets of Indobowl. One is at Lakefields and the other at SS15 Subang Jaya. 

I went to the Lakefields outlet for the food review. It was raining Indomie that day. Woo-hoo!

It's a very cozy environment for hangout or for a dating place.

Too much food <3
Warning: Do not read this post when you're hungry hehe

Went straight for the Mumbo Jumbo (RM59).
It consists of 4 packets of Indomie, chicken madura, lamb rack, rib eye and 2 pieces of chicken satay.

Good for a group of 3-4 people.
But I think there was too much meat and too little Indomie hehe. But good for guys who are meat lovers. The lamb rack was my favourite meat. Very delicious from the meat to the bone.

The dry instant noodle which is sweet and savoury and just eating it plain satisfies my cravings. But Indobowl spices things up a bit with 3 different types of sambal. They have Sambal Merah, Sambal Hijau and Sambal Matah. Sambal Matah has a lot of onions in it so it's not really my cup of tea. The red and green sambal depends on your preference. The red one is spicier so it's definitely my choice hehe.

Indomie Soto Seafood jumbo (RM39.90)
Suitable for 3-4 people.

It was a bit spicy sourish. If you like the soupy noodle, this is for you.
I am definitely more for the dry Indomie.

Nasi Dendeng Daging (RM10)
Rice with slices of spiced beef braised, dried then grilled.
It was tender, succulent and delicious. Those who are rice lovers, this is highly recommended. And that egg...mm...

Nasi Goreng Ayam Balado (RM12)
The fried rice was very tasty and very Indonesian style. The chicken was spicy because of the red sambal but if you prefer the green one, you can opt for Nasi Goreng Ayam Cabe Ijo. The chicken is tender, meaty and cooked to perfection.

My favourite was the new salted egg chicken dish (RM11.90).
Since salted egg is a hype nowadays, it is only right to jump on the bandwagon haha

The salted egg chicken was very flavourful and together with the dried Indomie, it was a match made in heaven dish. I tried the salted egg flavour packet Indomie before and did not really like it. But this one was good with the salted egg flavour being only in the chicken and the Indomie flavour maintained.

Their signature drinks- Ice cendol and soda gembira. RM9 for upsized drinks.
Soda gembira is a mix of sirap bandung with berudu. 

I'm not much of a milk person so the soda gembira was my favourite.

What's a meal without desserts?

Ropang chocolate.
Chocolate bread with cheese.

Ropang corn.
Corn bread with cheese. This was my fave. The creamy corn with the cheese on top was the icing of the meal <3

Come over during lunch time for their set lunch menu which is really worth it.

Indobowl Lakefields
72, Jalan Tasik Utama 7,
Lake Fields, Sg Besi,
57000 KL