September 29, 2013

Polka hearts nails

I'm currently quite obsessed with nail stickers! Especially the easy, soft ones which is hassle-free! Hard, thick ones should never be made nail stickers >.<

Loving em' nails!

It got me thinking, you really don't have to spend so much money for nice looking nails at the nail salon! DIY at home looks just as nice =) I have all the tools for a mani pedi and those colourful stickers are so real, it can give hand drawn arts a run for their money! Plus point is that it's easier to take off! Much easier than gel nails and those good branded lacquer which normal remover finds hard to remove. 

Cool sticker designs FTW!!

P/S: Of course, I'm not ruling out any mani pedi sessions from now on. A girl needs some pampering from time to time *winks*

September 27, 2013

Murad second opening at Empire, Subang

I previously introduced the first Murad Skin Centre at Damansara Utama and now the second outlet just opened at Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya! Murad is opening its doors to cater to the growing needs of its customers by introducing exclusive Murad Outlets.

The colourful round table beauty bar that welcomes customers!

Murad is a true dermatologist and leading skincare brand that began with prescription formulas developed by Howard Murad, M.D, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad®, Inc since 1989. Dr. Murad is a pioneer and leading innovator in the skincare industry. Over twenty years later, Murad products still feature clinical–strength ingredients blended into proprietary recipes that are so advanced, Dr. Murad and his product development team have been awarded eighteen unique dermatology–related patents. Murad is used and recommended by over 30,000 professionals all across the globe and is sold in over 40 countries.

The first step is a skin assessment by a certified Skin Health Therapist trained by Murad. They then provide personalized solutions, because one size doesn’t fit all. Dr Murad has created 13 distinct product lines to address every skin concern. Murad skin care solutions are organized into easy-to-use three-step regimens, with each product clearly marked to indicate the order of use. 1. Cleanse|Tone, 2. Treat | Repair , 3 Hydrate|Protect.

The first step skin assessment is done in this room.

Murad, Empire only has two therapy rooms as compared to the Damansara outlet which has more.

Very simple, cozy and nice.

One of Murad's painting.

The second room.

Everything was so clean and tidy. I felt like doing facial there instantly hehe

Inspired by Dr. Murad’s research confirming that a whole person approach offers the ultimate path to restoring health and beauty from the cellular level up, Murad products are clinically proven to rapidly resolve common skin concerns while Murad Skin Health Specialists help empower people to not only Look Better through topical care, but Live Better and Feel Better by guiding them to make every day choices that support their overall skin health.

Murad can make that promise of transformation with confidence because all Murad products and services are based in The Science of Cellular Water™, the world’s most comprehensive approach to understanding health and aging. The Science of Cellular Water looks at the ability of cell membranes to hold water within cells as the fundamental marker of youthful good health.

“Helping as many people as possible achieve healthy skin and live happily is one of the goals on which I have based my research, my medical practice and my life,” said Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc.

Murad outlets carry all of Murad’s 12 solution-based skincare categories, specifically formulated with the Murad recipe of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydrators, to deliver glowing, healthy and hydrated skin. These 12 categories include: Blemish Control; Anti-Aging Acne, Resurgence, Age Reform, Environmental Shield, Redness Therapy, Bodycare, Murad Man, Age-Proof Suncare, White Brilliance, Hybrids and Pore Reform.

The many products of Murad.

These are all available at the outlet.

Mr.Jason giving his opening speech.

Murad's training manager talking to us about the philosophy of Murad.

Refreshments for guests.

There are ample opening promotions going on so do stop by and get yourself a consultation!

For more information visit
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Job interviews

I have been to so many that I think I'm starting to be an expert about job interviews @.@

Like seriously, it can get pretty intimidating at times especially when you're put in a meeting room a size of half the football field(almost) with two panels and timid you was given a case study which you have no freaking idea what is it about after reading it countless times and that after 15 minutes, you have to start presenting and you start blabbering nonsense which was out of topic #truestory

Best part is, after going for that interview and failing it miserably, you still have no idea how to prepare for the next interview because you will be totally taken aback by what kind of assessment/case study/test/questions that will be thrown at you. It's like walking into a 'surprise', only that the one coming out laughing is not you but the interviewers because they cannot believe how stupid you can be #truestory yet again

Of course, that's the worst out of all worst case scenarios.

Best case scenario? Smiling interviewers that will make you laugh, joke with them, and if you're very lucky, getting hired at the end of the session. Of course, this is a rare breed situation.

I can safely say for the last month, I have been from the worst case scenario to the best case scenario and everything in between. Was it tiring? Hell, it was! I was rushing from one place to another, getting lost halfway, finding parking that ended up costing you RM6 for that 2 hours, had to be at all interviews early only to find the interviewers will be half an hour late, constant butterflies in the stomach, rehearsing all answers only to find them asking you different questions altogether. You name it! Been there. Done that.

Gosh, I really hope this is the only time I will ever have to go through that many interviews with so much anxiety and confusion whether will this company be my future employer, and if not, which company and whether do I like the environment or whether I would be happy here or there?

This is the constant dilemma of post graduate students. #firstworldproblems Because it's a whole new chapter which will mark the starting of a successful career, hopefully.

And I thought I closed the door to the most difficult phase of studying, only to open a door to a whole new different level of adventure -.-

So, how do you succeed in an interview? Firstly, you need all the luck you can get, seriously! Because it really depends on both parties. If the interviewer is harsh with complicated questions, assessment which is designed to make you even more nervous, then I'm sorry you're quite unlucky. But counter it with confidence. Believe in what you say and don't ever look like you would give up. Because that's what they want to see, whether are you fit to be in an intimidating situation and would you survive if you're thrown into one.

But if lady luck is on your side, with friendly interviewers, then do not screw up this opportunity! Be friendly as well, laugh with them, joke with them, but of course answer their questions well, giving an insight about your personality and about your strengths! DO NOT be quiet, giving one liners answers and look moody. No matter how much luck is on your side, looking disinterested is not going to get you anywhere.

For everything in between, to ace an interview is to be polite. Shake hands, give your megawatt smile, give your greetings, and after the interview, thank them, etc. Also, always look interested and be interested! Do not let your train of thoughts lose focus. In that 15 minutes to half an hour, you need to give them a reason why the company needs to hire you. So, keep talking, get the flow going, and do ask questions about the company to let him know you're interested. Of course, do your research before the interview.

Sometimes the hardest question can be, 'Tell me about yourself' so get some prepared answers, know what are your strengths and weaknesses, which area do you want to specialise in, what do you love to do and whether are you active in extra curriculur activities. These basic questions are simple to get to know you more so rehearse some answers that will get the interviewer intrigued about your personality. Most importantly, DO NOT lie about yourself!

At the end of the day, if all things fail, and you know you won't get that job, just flash that smile and say thank you and walk away. Of course, cry or curse all you want behind closed doors =p You never really know what that company wants and whether your personality will suit the company or whether they have an adequate team for the area you want to specialise in.

Just give your best shot and hopefully the outcome of the interview favours you =)

Good luck!!

September 26, 2013

65th Emmy Awards red carpet

More red carpet fashion! This time is at the Emmys. I must say, a lot of them played safe with strapless designer gowns. Nevertheless, they were all gorgeous! 

Check out some of the familiar faces...

Giuliana Rancic looks great in this mermaid gown  by MIKAEL D.
The short bob suits her very well!

Heidi Klum, Project Runway's host in a pomegranate Versace gown.

Carrie Underwood looks bridal in this strapless purple Romona Kaveza.

How I Met Your Mother actress, Cobie Smulders keeps it classy and simple in a light pink J. Mendel gown.
So gorgeous!!

Modern Family star, Ariel Winter in an age appropriate, sweet pink Lorena Sarbu toga gown.

Anna Faris stood out in this bright yellow Monique Lhuillier.

Tina Fey is amazing in this curve hugging Narciso Rodriguez gown.

Sofia Vergara in her favourite designer, Vera Wang.

Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, in a burgundy Vera Wang gown.
You can never go wrong in Vera Wang!

I am not very familiar with Linda Cardellini from Mad Men but this spectacular magenta Donna Karan Atelier gown caught my attention. The craftwork is so meticulous and the gown just falls perfectly!! My best dressed =))

September 25, 2013

A new chapter

About a year ago, I blogged about getting a law degree. Now that I went through a very grueling journey of passing my professional paper, the Certificate of Legal Practice, I can finally say, I'm on my way to be a career woman!

I will not go through my long gratitude speech again hehe..To those who were by my side constantly, you know who you are *winks* I think I'm finally a full adult, with working responsibilities, loyalties, commitments and everything that comes with adulthood! I said goodbye to my last college class about three months ago and now I'm entering a new chapter in life. Law school is over. This is just the beginning.

I definitely do not miss
-weekend classes
-sleeping during sunday lectures
-late night classes
-long hours of boring lectures
-tons and tons of books as reading material
-tons and tons of memorising; 5 papers, 10 subjects, around 100 sub topics
-knowing there's only around 20% passing rate out of 1,000 people
-constant anxiety of what will happen if I don't get through this

Yes people, you think it's easy? Well, it's not. In fact, nothing in life is ever easy. I'm sure my journey ahead is even steeper from now on. But by God's grace, everything will be well, I hope =)

Can't wait for my next graduation!!

Think twice, three times or four times before you commit to law school!

What kept me going...

"Make a wish and place it in your heart, anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now, believe it can come true.
You never know when the next miracle’s going to come from, the next memory, the next smile, the next wish come true.
But if you believe it’s right around the corner and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the day you were wishing for.
The world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it.
So, make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now, believe in it with all your heart"  -One Tree Hill-

P/S- Dreams do come true ^^

September 22, 2013

Beauty Clinic Mediheal Overlab mask

I received this Beauty Clinic Mediheal Overlab Green Tea Real Powder mask(yes it's a long name!) in my HiShop's August Beauty Box. I have never tried this brand of mask before so was eager to see the results.

Overlab Green Tea Real Powder Mask is helpful for skin's elasticity and provides freshness and efficiency of ingredients efficiently and adds the closeness and nutrition of skin with the synergy effect of concentrated essence. 

One thing that's special about this mask is that it comes in two separate parts- a dry mask and serum.
Just before application, push the serum following the arrow so that it will soak the mask.
Soak it for 10 minutes then take it out.

It's not visible here but there's a darker green and a lighter green part to the mask.
The darker green one is the part with well absorbed powder so it should be the part touching the face.

Leave on for 15-20 minutes and after taking it off, let the essence absorb by patting the face.

You can smell the Green Tea which is quite soothing. It does provide some freshness to the skin due to the green tea properties. It is great for soothing and refreshing the skin especially if you just came back from the scorching heat outside. 

It retails for RM9.90 for one mask. 
Get yours from HiShop HERE!