January 23, 2017

Hada Labo's new and improved Lifting & Firming range

Hada Labo launched their new and improved Lifting & Firming range at Roofino Sky Dining & Bar, KL Trillion.

For many women, turning 30 signals a time to truly consider the best-suited skincare for their skin. It is a time to choose wisely a skincare range that is targeted at skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity and collagen. Formulated to restore youthful radiance to the skin, the new and improved Hada Labo Lifting & Firming range does just that! This improved formula targets the epidermis layer to realize youthful skin with firmness and resilience. 

However, you do not have to wait until you are 30 to start taking care of your skin. You can start in the mid twenties itself to brace the big 3-0 hehe

Hada Labo products

It is easy to spot the new Lifting & Firming range as it's in striking red colour. Just nice for the coming Chinese New Year hehe

The two key ingredients in the new and improved Hada Labo Lifting & Firming range are Hydrolyzed Elastin and Hydrolyzed Collagen, which work together at cell level to create skin strength, firmness, and shape. The Elastin and Collagen are both essential to maintain skin firmness and elasticity. This range is also infused with Elasgrow and Fermented Soymilk, an exclusive ingredient to boost collagen and elastin production that helps improve skin density, firmness and elasticity to keep skin visibly tighter, firmer and more lifted. 

We did a small activity using chopsticks and rubber bands.

If you tie together this is the elastin and collagen.

If an elastin breaks off, the whole thing falls apart. This is what happens during old age and when we don't take care of our skin.

This new and improved range is also upgraded with 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid to help deeply hydrate skin from the surface to the inner skin layers for a significantly soft, smooth and supple skin. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants properties to fight against the damaging effects of free radicals. 

The Hada Labo Lifting & Firming range comprised of 6 distinct products: 

Lifting & Firming Lotion – Rich (RM 67.50)

Lotion is an essential first step after cleansing. It helps to awaken skin and drives moisture deep into the inner skin layers to prepare skin to fully receive the benefit of the next skincare regime that follows. For best results, use twice daily after cleansing. Gently pat the lotion onto the face until thoroughly absorbed. 

Lifting & Firming Milk (RM 70.90)

A light-weight milk that easily penetrates deep into skin to restore youthful radiance and luminosity, leaving skin visibly firmer and smoother. This can be applied twice daily after lotion / essence application. Gently pat onto the face until thoroughly absorbed. 

Lifting & Firming Cream (RM 78.00)

This velvety cream melts into the skin to provide an intense nourishment to strengthen and improve the skin’s youthfulness, leaving skin visibly lifted, firmer and more luminous. After applying lotion / essence, take a sufficient amount and apply evenly on the face and neck area. Gently massage and pat to allow absorption into the skin. 

Lifting & Firming Wrinkle Care Cream (RM 74.90)

A rich and nourishing cream that is designed to treat age sensitive contours around the lips and eyes. Regular usage of the Wrinkle Care Cream will leave the lines looking finer and smoother, revealing a plumper, more youthful and renewed skin texture. Use this twice daily after moisturizing. Gently dab onto wrinkle prone areas such as the forehead, eyes and lip area. 

Lifting & Firming Mask (RM 52.90)

A serum-soaked mask enriched with anti-aging ingredients to deeply hydrate the skin and restore the skin’s youthful vitality. This soft cloth mask is designed with the right thickness to fit the face perfectly. Upon application, skin feels instantly revitalized, lifted and smoother. The Lifting & Firming Mask can be used once or twice a week as part of your skincare regime. 

Lifting & Firming Essence (RM 89.90)

The Lifting & Firming Essence contains naturally derived Pomegranate extract and Lycopene, which boasts 100 times more antioxidant power than Vitamin E to fight signs of aging and pollution. It also contains Soybean Extract to help improve skin elasticity and boost collagen and elastin in the skin to reveal firm and youthful skin. The Lifting & Firming Essence is formulated with High Performance Penetrating & Deep Moisturizing (HPP&M) Technology which has an active delivery system to drive moisture deep into skin to fully hydrate skin from the surface to the inner skin layers. This also works to prepare skin to receive the full benefits of skincare that follows. For best results, use after Hada Labo Lifting & Firming Lotion. Apply on palms and gently pat onto face until thoroughly absorbed.

The Hado Labo Lifting & Firming range is pH balanced and free from alcohol, fragrance, colorant as well as mineral oil. It will be available at all major pharmacies nationwide starting January 2017.

 Thank you Hada Labo for the invite!

January 12, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand part 2

The last I visited Bangkok was in September 2013.
Thereafter, I have always wanted to go back but didn't have the chance.

Finally, went back there 2 weeks back and had a field day shopping hehe
I went with 1 bag and came back with 3 LOL

Stayed at Double Tree by Hilton, Sukhumvit

Can't stay in Thailand without Thai ice tea and coffee!

Sukhumvit is a high end area and it's where this huge mall Emporium is situated.
It's like Pavillion in KL.

Their Christmas deco were soo beautiful!!

In Emporium, you must visit the level which was decorated like a water garden.

The skyline of Bangkok.

We ate at Kub Kao Kub Pla, Emquartier

Tomyam soup!! Super yummy with it's blend of flavours.

Salted egg pork.

Can't live without my pad thai.


Second dessert haha. The pudding was so soft and creamy.

I absolutely recommend this place for awesome Thai food in a mall.

The next day, started off with breakfast in the hotel.

I am in love with the soup noodle.
I had that for 3 days straight LOL The broth was delish and spicy!

Spent the rest of the day at Platinum Mall.

I had the exact same thing at the exact same stall 3 years ago. I still remember this super tasty, super spicy instant noodle cooked by a store at the ground floor of Platinum Mall hehe
Still tasted as good!

My haul from Platinum!
I realised this time around, we didn't have much bargaining power. Because they are smarter by saying, the price is already discounted so take it or leave it. However, some clothes were still very cheap around RM15-30 per piece. I only bought what I really wanted this time because I don't want it to be wasted and regret not wearing if I buy too much out of impulse.

Walked too much til my leg felt so sore it needed some massage hehe

Thereafter, went to JJ night market at Chatuchak.

There was nothing much there so we ate, bought froyo and left hehe

The next day we were adventurous in taking public transport.
I have never taken so many train rides in another country before until this trip LOL. Because Sukhumvit is very jam, it was no use taking taxi, so we rather take the train which was way faster. And it's so convenient and easy and efficient.

Stopped by MBK mall which had nothing much so I suggest not to go there for shopping purposes.

Walked the street and found fried crab! I went ga-ga and bought it hehe
Costed RM12 and it's yummy!

Went to Chatuchak and had our dinner there

Pad Thai again

Tomyam again hehe

It's a must in Thailand as well as 7 Eleven food. I miss the food in Thailand!

Chatuchak's purchases.
In Chatuchak, the clothes are cheaper because it's a market. I could definitely find better and cheaper clothes there.

I would also suggest to go on Friday 6.30pm or later. Previously, I went on a Saturday morning and it was so hot, humid and stuffy. This time, at night, it was cool, breezy and less crowded because a lot of shops were closed. However, I found that the shops that were opened were sufficient and I was very happy with my purchases.

Although it seemed like I didn't shop as much this time however after packing, it still came to 3 bags LOL

We also experienced Tuk-Tuk on the last day.

And saw this sign at the back seat.
What does this mean? Don't fart? LMAO!!!

And it's time to go home!
Man, Suvarnabhumi airport was HUGE. Luckily, we checked in all our bags otherwise I would have died carrying all with me and walking in that airport.

Overall, it was a very good trip to start off 2017. Enjoyed myself so much with the shopping and eating and the company. Bangkok never disappoints <3

Til' the next shopping trip, Bangkok!

January 2, 2017

New Year 2017

The yearly New Year Eve's celebration is the hype among people whenever the time comes.

I feel not so young anymore HAHA
I mean I used to want to go to the heart of KL, the most happening place, to see fireworks, be with the crowds and celebrate New Year at the strike of midnight.

And if I'm not there, I'm not 'in' LOL
These days, all I want to do is just be somewhere not so crowded.
Crowd just scares me especially when it's rowdy, noisy and the pushing around.

I really love rooftops though. It's where you can see the fireworks the clearest, it's airy and it's a nice atmosphere. One new year's, we spent watching fireworks at Sunway Pyramid's rooftop, another time at Stratosphere, Bandar Utama and this time at One City, Subang.

But before that, dinner time at Friendscino, TREC KL.
It was crowded and we were lucky to get a table without reservations.

Mushroom soup

Spaghetti Bolgnese

BBQ Chicken wings.

The place was romantic and beautifully set-up, which is why I'm guessing people love the place because the food was so-so, nothing really spectacular. They had this platter though which comes with a small 'fireworks' everytime someone orders it. But it was too big to be shared between 2 people so we didn't order.

Overall, we knew TREC would be crowded towards midnight so we buzzed off before the crowd came in. We went to One City for the movie, The Great Wall!

It was a pretty good movie. Matt Damon surprises by acting in a movie with all Chinese haha It's Hollywood meets China. It's in English though with some dialogues in Mandarin but it's translated. It's the story of the legend of The Great Wall. Storyline was pretty simple so I won't spoil it by giving any away but very recommended by me. Don't need to use any brain juice, just enjoy watching hehe

Came out of the movie and the fireworks were over LOL But I heard this year, fireworks were not much anyway.

So, in 2016, I made a few resolutions and I am super glad that I managed to achieve 85% if it! I think I did pretty well in 2016 and things that I wanted, I achieved and thank God, mostly everything went well, with my career and relationships. I have also learnt many things, mostly people management and learnt how to deal with problems and solving them instead of blaming it on others. Of course, all these were not possible without my loved ones. They are my rock.

And also, I think last year I gained the most weight >.< No doubt, 2016 was the year I have been quite adventurous in the food department until I could even make a monthly blogpost out of it just about food hahaha There's no stopping it in 2017 I guess because I love food wayy too much! However, I am trying my best to exercise once a week from now onwards. I mean, if I can't eat less, at least I need my cardio to burn it off. I have been running once a week since the start of December 2016 and I am looking forward to making it my weekly routine for the whole 2017.

Travelling wise, I didn't manage to travel much in 2016 because I was handling and juggling many things which needed my presence here. I hope I could change that in 2017. I managed to go to Penang, SingaporeMalaccaIndia and lastly Koh Samui. I love to travel and I hope to visit more places in 2017.

Once again, just like last year, I have another very specific goal which I am looking forward to achieve. Also, I do feel more stable and know where I am and where I stand but then again, I suddenly felt like I came back to square one where I am torn between 2 crossroads. So this year is the year which I will decide which road to take. The road less taken, perhaps?

Many decisions to be made this year and hopefully by the end of 2017, I would come out of it making all the right decisions *crosses fingers and toes*

Finally, thanks to all of you, yes you, readers for supporting me all these while because without you, this blog would have been dead hehe

Happy New Year 2017 ya'll <3