July 30, 2016

I have a hoarding problem

There, after years of finding out the word for it, I finally found it. I have a hoarding problem!

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. I would say I have a minor hoarding problem LOL. 

Hoarding is a disorder that may be present on its own or as a symptom of another disorder. Those most often associated with hoarding are obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Again, I also have minor OCD and ADHD. Maybe they are all connected.

Now, why do I say I have a minor hoarding problem?
It's because I was just spring cleaning my room 2 weeks back and have found out the amount of 'rubbish' I have collected over the years and have refused to throw them away.

For example, these empty boxes that I kept over the years.

As a blogger, sometimes I get packages in the form of beautiful boxes for product reviews and I naturally want to keep them because it's such a waste to throw a beautiful box. Who knows, you may recycle them or if you need a box to wrap presents? 

Yeah, that's what I thought. And as a result, I just kept and kept and kept more empty boxes until my cupboard decided to just explode on me and couldn't stand the weight of so many unnecessary stuffs kept lol

The picture above is only the boxes, I still have so many press releases kit, files and CDs which I am also keeping >.< On top of that, when I receive presents during Christmas, birthdays etc, I keep all those wrapping papers, boxes etc etc. Now I know why my room always have no space LOL

Here are the symptoms and behavior of someone who hoards may exhibit:

-Inability to throw away possessions (check)
-Severe anxiety when attempting to discard items (yes, I was actually quite sad I had to discard most of my empty boxes while spring cleaning)
-Great difficulty categorizing or organizing possessions (check)
-Indecision about what to keep or where to put things (check! I was putting few boxes in a big rubbish bag and then decided maybe I should keep them instead lol)
-Distress, such as feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions (check)
-Suspicion of other people touching items (check)
-Obsessive thoughts and actions: fear of running out of an item or of needing it in the future; checking the trash for accidentally discarded objects (definitely check)

Oh no!! I exhibit ALL of the symptoms -_____-
Maybe I really have a hoarding problem not just a minor one haha

I was also googling the reasons for hoarding and it seems people hoard because they believe that an item will be useful or valuable in the future. Or they feel it has sentimental value, is unique and irreplaceable, or too big a bargain to throw away. They may also consider an item a reminder that will jog their memory, thinking that without it they won’t remember an important person or event. Or because they can’t decide where something belongs, it’s better just to keep it. WOW! That's so me!

But then again, is hoarding considered collecting like 'collectors' item'? Google told me that hoarding is not the same as collecting. In general, collectors have a sense of pride about their possessions and they experience joy in displaying and talking about them. They usually keep their collection organized, feel satisfaction when adding to it, and budget their time and money. Those who hoard usually experience embarrassment about their possessions and feel uncomfortable when others see them. They have clutter, often at the expense of livable space, feel sad or ashamed after acquiring additional items. Okay, I mean I do feel ashamed that I am hoarding empty boxes but then again they are really pretty boxes you know with beautiful designs and all.

I think I have this hoarding problem since primary school because I almost always have empty boxes collecting dust either under my bed or just lying in the cupboard. I cannot seem to throw stuffs away and I get very irritated if my mom comes in and cleans away those stuffs that she thinks is not useful.

My mom actually praised me that day while I was spring cleaning my room haha She said it's a good first step to start throwing all those unnecessary stuffs I have been hoarding for the past years. So after 2 hours of spring cleaning, I managed to throw most of the stuffs but I still kept enough to fill up my cupboard til it explodes again in the next year or two HAHA

Baby steps =p

July 24, 2016

Realash results in 30 days!

Remember my introduction to Realash Eyelash Enhancer and Brow Conditioner?

Well, time flies and it has been 30 days of constant usage and here I am excited to show all of you the results.

Without fail, every night for the past 30 days, I religiously applied the Realash Eyelash Enhancer on the tip of my eyelashes. Actually, one 3 ml bottle can last for 3 months. I still have quite a lot left after 1 month. However, if you wish to maintain the increased lash density, you might need one more bottle.

If you forget to apply the enhancer, do it the following evening. However, remember that only systematic application is the key to success. If you miss more than one application, the time in which you will see the results will be longer. There is no added benefit to using Realash more than once a day. Extra applications will not accelerate the process of regeneration.

Here are the amazing results:

Middle- After 14 days
Below- After 30 days

After 14 days you will see your lashes fortified, conditioned and with added volume. After 21 days the results is more prominent and after 30 days, very visible results is seen. When you achieve the desired results, it is recommended to use Realash two or three times a week to maintain healthier-looking lashes and keep protecting them from breakage.

My lashes have definitely gorwn longer than before and I love applying mascara these days because it really looks like I had fake eyelashes on. I actually had a few people thinking twice along the way when some asked if I had fake eyelashes on haha they didn't know my secret is Realash =p

My eyelashes are also stronger with few falling out after removing my mascara. Previously, it's fragile and can easily fall off after wiping off my eye makeup. My eyelashes are also thicker because I can sometimes feel it scratchy.

Because I have tried Realash before, I had no doubt about it's results. Only because of innovation, now I can have longer lashes with a shorter amount of time. I truly trust Realash in producing results and it's my number one go to for eyelash care!

As for Brow by Realash, treatment with Brow lasts minimum 8-12 weeks. However, after just 5 weeks, I managed to see some results.

Top- Before
Below- After 30+ days

My brows are a bit thicker than before. I could create a thicker and more prominent brow for a night out as a result. I love thick brows because it defines my face shape. Will definitely continue using it to achiever optimal results in 8-12 weeks =)

Both products are best before 6 months after it has been opened for the first time. We always want the best hygiene especially when it's concerning our most important feature of our body.

These amazing results are proven and if you have problems with your eyelashes being not long enough or barely there eyebrows, this is definitely the product to go to.

Thank you Realash for making me beautiful =)

For more info, visit http://www.realash.my/
Go visit and get one for yourself today and see the difference!

July 20, 2016

Althea Turns 1!!

Althea is a wonderful shopping land where you can get your K-Beauty fix and have it shipped from Korea to your doorsteps! (no tax no fuss!) within 10 - 15 working days. Their prices are amazing, and they have lots of fun, trendy Seoul exclusive beauty products for you to unbox! 

They have the best price with free shipping over RM150 and 100% Authentic. Where else can you shop for your Korean products without actually going to Korea?

And best of all, Althea is now celebrating their 1st Birthday!! Woo-hoo!! 

In conjunction with their birthday celebration, Althea have some goodies and surprises just for you!!

For a limited time only from 20th July 2016 to 31st July 2016:

1. Orders placed will receive a Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit (While stocks last)

The Limited Edition Birthday Box looks just like this.

All pink and pweetyyy!
This is definitely for collectors =)

2. You will also receive free goodies if you are one of the first 1,500 shoppers.

Goodies come in full-size beauty products (While stocks last). So hurry up and start purchasing!

3. They are also doing a Birthday Giveaway.

Pick 3 Top Seller products and you will receive 100% REBATE! Rebate will be credited into your account once order is completed.

4. #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest

- Got your Althea party kit? Wish them Happy Birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
- Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
- Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016.

WOW!! Althea is being generous so why not ride on their generosity and stand a chance to win some of their goodies =)

Received my pink parcel all the way from Korea. Weee ~
I got my parcel within 2 weeks of placing my order.

What's inside?

I got myself 3 products which I have been eyeing for quite some time.

Comes with the birthday party kit to play with ^_^

I have been wanting to try this Water Sleeping Mask for the longest time and I now finally got my hands on it. Loved the scent which is really calming and just slap on the face and feel the difference the next day. Now I understood what's all the hype with this water sleeping mask because it really is that good to moisturise the skin overnight!

Got mine in Dear Pink.

I used this once in my cousin's room and got hooked on it. 

I love how it is dual colour and it creates a gradient on the lips. It's so unique and beautiful.

Dark pink on the inside and light pink on the outer lips. Pictures couldn't really show much but in real life it's really beautiful. I can't get enough of it and I have been using this everyday for now LOL

The reviews were great about this for oily skin. And I have been wanting to combat oily skin for the longest of time. This mask is thick but smoothen on dry face so you don't need too much at one time. After cleansing it, my skin was not dry and felt refreshed and minty. Potentially another product I will be hooked on.

I am soo happy with my purchases. These star products were something I wanted to get my hands on and Althea was the only place I could get with a discounted price. In Althea, you can get your Korean products with a fraction of retail prices. But don't worry, they are all authentic otherwise you may return to them and get a refund.

What are you waiting for?
Go shop in Althea and spoil yourself crazy. Just beware, once you enter the shopping heaven, there's no turning back. So get your bank account ready hehe Now excuse me while I browse and search for more awesome deals in their website.

Happy Birthday once again Althea Korea!!


Here's to many many more birthdays to come ^_^

Visit Althea at www.my.althea.kr or facebook.com/altheakorea for more info!

July 6, 2016

Cafe hopping

I love cafe hopping and hunting for good food!
I just love going places and trying out new cafes. I think my weight will be paying for all the good food I am having these days haha

My Burger Lab has new creations to spice things up every now and then.

This is the Ultraman, RM18.80
My goodness, never had I eaten a burger sooo delish!
It's chicken thigh coated with salted egg yolk. I cannot even describe the first bite. I am a big fan of anything salted egg yolk haha and they were so smart to incorporate this into their burger collection.
This is a MUST TRY guys!

Next up, Walnut Cafe and Bar, Puchong.
The ambience was so cozy and it's a very good place to just hang out with friends on a laid back weekend.

They have a wide menu selection.

My choice of the day: Croque Monsieur, RM19.90
Basically it's club sandwich with turkey ham and egg in between. It was cheesy, soft and superr yummy! It includes sides of fries and salad. It was actually very worth it.

Charcoal grilled lamb, RM39.90
The meat was soft and tender and without the gravy, it can even be eaten as it is because it's tasty! The mash potato was really good and it also comes with a serving of salad. A very filling meal!

Their signature drink is the lemongrass white tea served in a barrel, RM18.90
It states it's for 2 pax but it's definitely enough for 3 people.
Very refreshing drink.

Lancelot Tea Guild @ Nadayu 28, Sunway
I had a thing for their 'royal' chairs. It was soo big and comfy haha
They have a variety of selctions from asian to western food. They even have a fusion of western and asian in one meal...

...like this! Spaghetti with assam pedas tenggiri.
You might think it's weird but it's actually not.

Pasta aglio olio with shrimp.

They have a lunch set with every meal comes with soup and drink.

Nara Kitchen & Co, Damansara Uptown.
The environment was really clean and white and superr cozy and comfortable.

The food was generally good but since I was kinda full that day, I settled for salad.
This was a burst of flavours and colours with pears, dried oranges, salad, cheese and everything healthy haha

Lastly, I am still a dessert girl at heart.

Comfort food, Haagen Dazs ice creams with waffles.
Mmm...perfect ending 

June 23, 2016

Canon EOS M10 x Rilakkuma

Nui-Dori or more commonly known as ToyTravel is sweeping the world off its feet. Partnering with the much-loved Rilakkuma, Canon joins the bandwagon by encouraging users to artistically incorporate the ToyTravel trend in their photos and at the same time, inspire creativity among social media users. To kick things off, users can now have Rilakkuma as their next travelling companion with Canon's special edition EOS M10 box set, bundled with a limited edition 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy!

Rilakkuma is relaxing in the beach hehe

ToyTravel is the art of photography where toys imitate life. It's common for social media users to inject creativity and fun into their everyday adventures with a preferred animated object- from a figurine in a bowl of cereal, to a stuffed toy strapped into an airline seat; the possibilities are endless. Now with the Canon EOS M10, they are empowered to share stories of their travels and adventures through high quality photos.

Combining Rilakkuma, a popular character, with Canon EOS M10, the lightweight camera in the compact series, Canon hopes to bring Toy Travel to every fun-loving social media user and photographer out there and make their next travel adventure a more memorable one. With the sleek and chic EOS M10, users will be able to capture superior quality photos and videos for sharing on social media platforms.

I could bring you anywhere, Rilakkuma!

My favourite travel companion =)

And surprise! surprise!
A life sized Rilakkuma greeted us *_*

Can't help it! But Rilakkuma seems reluctant haha

Another huge Rilakkuma teddy <3

The EOS M10 is the newest addition to Canon's EOS M range of high performance mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, As the most compact and lightweight in the series, EOS M10 is the perfect camera to bring along on all types of adventures! With its large 18.0 megapixel APS-C sensor and fast Hybrid CMOS AF II system, users can now capture excellent quality photos of spontaneous moments with no more missed opportunities.

Designed for perfect selfies, the Self Potrait mode features a one-touch beautification shortcut that offers a kin smoothing effect. Its Wi-Fi feature also allows seamless sharing on multiple social media platforms.

Selfie taken with EOS M10. So easy to selfie! Just one touch and a beautiful picture is taken.

Together with the introduction of the new EOS M10 Rilakkuma box set, Canon has also launched a ToyTravel photo challenge, Participants are required to incorporate different contest themes into their photos and the winner of each theme stands to win an EOS M10 kit (EF-M15-45mm) along with a 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy.

To join, simply:

1. Follow @CanonAsia on Instagram or Canon Imaging Asia on Facebook.
2. Take a picture according to the theme using your favourite toy with the hashtags #EOSM10Rilakkuma and #toytravel, post them on your Facebook/Instagram profiles
3. Remember to set your profile/post to public
4. There will be a total of three themes for this contest and you will have one month to capture the perfect ToyTravel photo for each theme.

The first theme was announced on 6th June 2016 and the first winner will be revealed at the end of the month. For more details, please visit https://snapshot.canon-asia.com/toytravel

Get your Canon EOS M10 box set today and and you get to bring home a limited edition Rilakkuma plush toy with you <3

Thank you The Butterfly Project for inviting to this cute event with Rilakkuma and bring out the inner child in me hehe <3

June 17, 2016

Realash Eyelash Enhancer and Brow

Realash Cosmetics was born in France and their products are available in 35 countries worldwide. If you think this brand is familiar is because I have used Realash before and I am a living example that it truly works!!

Now, they have come up with a whole new Realash range! 

Nicer packaging, attractive products, new web layout design and new and improved formula! This means they have grown so much and have better innovative products =)

Thank you Realash <3

So, what's in a nice packaging?

2 of their bestsellers
-Realash Eyelash Enhancer
-Brow by Realash

Couldn't wait to start using these babies!

Their most renowned product, Realash Eyelash Enhancer is an innovative enhancer dedicated to women who dream about long, strong and full eyelashes. It is especially recommended for lashes which are naturally short, weak or damaged by extensions, inappropriate cosmetics or false lashes. Its mission is to fortify, increase density and lengthen your eyelashes. 

The serum regenerates lashes in a very short time. Its formula has been dermatologically and opthalmologically tested by specialists. Realash will add volume and length to your lashes and enhance their overall appearance so they will look simply gorgeous! 

Previously when I used their eyelash enhancer, it took 3 months for significant results. Now, final results will be visible after 30 days! And you will be able to see first positive changes within 14 days. Your lashes will be stronger, healthier-looking and nourished. After 21 days the results will be even more spectacular! ^_^ Wow, amazing right? I told you, they have much better innovation now hehe

Lash growth phase lasts approx. 30 days. It is too short a time for lashes to become long and thick. Realash advanced formula accelerates natural lash growth and strengthens them at the roots. As a result lashes become long, healthier-looking and conditioned. Realash formula also prevents them from falling out.

Realash formula has undergone rigorous clinical tests which confirmed that the active ingredients of the formula add length, density and help protect lashes from breakage and falling out. To ensure high effectiveness, the enhancer's formula has been enriched with active nanopeptides as well as active aminoacids molecules. It has been dermatologically and opthalmologically tested. No irritations or allergies have been reported. Plant extracts ensure complete safety of use-these ingredients protect, condition and soothe the delicate skin around the eyes.

To make the most of the enhancer use it once a day after removing your makeup for the night.  

Apply the enhancer on the upper eyelid at the roots of your lashes. Application is very easy. The custom-designed applicator brush looks like an eyeliner. It allows very precise application. Just one stroke of the brush is enough to enjoy beautiful lashes!

Thanks to the special formula and easy-to-use applicator brush, the 3 ml serum is enough for 4-5 months treatment. Repeat every night during the course of treatment. 

Visible results can be seen after 30 days. Can't wait to show all of you the results!

Next up, is BROW by Realash

Brow conditioners have become a hit in beauty cosmetics. BROW is an innovative and effective brow conditioner. When well defined, full eyebrows is still in, BROW is the solution you need. Its advanced formula stimulates the natural growth of brows and improves their overall look. With BROW, your eyebrows will become thick, strong and fuller. The final outcome will be beautifully defined brows. Your dream about strong, full and natural brows will become a reality! 

If you have thin, weak and very light brows, BROW is exactly for you. BROW is created for women wishing to have full and defined brows. BROW has undergone rigorous tests which have confirmed that the formula not only stimulates the growth and thickens brows but also improves their overall appearance. 

BROW has been formulated from the highest quality ingredients. The conditioner contains active peptides which condition, strengthen and stimulate hair growth. BROW also contains ginseng extract. Ginseng is called the root of life and eternal youth because it improves blood flow in skin and strengthens hair matrix. The conditioner guarantees effectiveness and safety. The product has been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. The ingredients of BROW have been carefully selected for you to enjoy perfect, natural eyebrows at any time! 

You can see the results of the treatment sooner than you think. Positive changes can be observed after only 4 weeks. The serum conditions and improves the overall look of brows. Please bear in mind that for best results the conditioner should be used regularly for 8-12 weeks. Natural, beautiful eyebrows in such a short time? With BROW it is possible! The product is dedicated to brow care only.

Remove makeup and make sure your eyebrows are dry and clean.

Then, use BROW once a day, before sleep. Apply the product using the applicator brush provided from the inner to the outer side of brows. The doe eye applicator makes it easy to brush the brows. Just one swipe will do for beautiful brows!

Yay! Thank you Realash for taking care of my eyelashes and brows =)

Can't wait to see my results!
Check back with ya'll in 30 days xx

For more info, visit http://www.realash.my/