July 30, 2016

Mamonde's first counter in AEON 1 Utama

Remember my post on Mamonde?

Mamonde is officially launched here in Malaysia with its first counter located at AEON 1 Utama!
Soo exciting!



Mamonde is a brand that inspires feminine beauty with flowers. It brings women’s beauty into bloom by instilling the wisdom of nature found in the flowers’ vitality into their products. Inspired by flowers, Mamonde devotes to deliver the zenith of flower energy to bloom the beauty inside you. Mamonde aspires to provide skincare solutions for every woman so that they may radiate in blossoming beauty.

According to Celine Diong, Brand General Manager of Mamonde Malaysia, this new brand which is inspired by flowers is expected to excite the cosmetic market with its unique concept and affordable pricing. Products are priced from RM6 to RM169 making them accessible to women from all walks of life. “Mamonde is the first skincare brand of its kind that uses only flowers as its key ingredient coupled with other natural ingredients its formulation. AmorePacific has invested a great deal in R&D to ensure the efficacy of Mamonde products and that these products are gentle on the skin just like the characteristics of a flower,” said Diong.

The opening ceremony at AEON.


At the event, Mamonde Malaysia also introduced its brand ambassador, Park Shin Hye – a popular Korean actress with leading roles in hit K-dramas such as The Heirs, Pinochio and also the latest hit – Doctors. Park who was not present, greeted guests through a video which was aired during the official launch ceremony.

 Fans of Park can also look forward to purchasing the autographed limited edition Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream and Intense Cream as well as the Cover Powder Cushion. 

My very own Cover Powder Cushion autogrpahed by Park Shin Hye <3

The autographed items are limited to 150 pieces per item so fans are advised to purchase them soonest to avoid disappointment. Fans of Park will also stand a chance to meet her when they purchase the Park Shin Hye First Energy Lucky Box which comprise of an Essence and a Serum, which also comes with 70 passes to be won for a ‘Meet the Fan’ session happening this October 2016.

The unveiling of the Mamonde counter.

Measuring approximately 315 sq ft, Mamonde’s counter carries 140 products from 32 product categories which ranges from skincare, makeup, handcare to makeup for hair. Apart from sales of products, the counter also offers complimentary Flower Touch hand massage with seven different types of hand creams to choose from as well as complimentary skin consultation.
 



In conjunction with the official launch, Mamonde is offering a complimentary 8-piece gift set with every purchase of RM350, a free Mamonde membership with the purchase of any Mamonde products and many more attractive deals await in-store.

Mamonde has targetted to open 3 more counters by year-end with its second counter opening at AEON Mid Valley Megamall in September 2016.

Drop by Mamonde's counter at AEON 1 Utama for their opening promotion deals =)

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 '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:

Top-Before
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