Oct 29, 2014

Eversoft Skinz UV White Get Together Event

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Japanese women always have porcelain fair skin and recently I attended the Eversoft Skinz UV White Get Together event that was held in Rondaevoo, Ativo Plaza to learn more on the Japanese skincare ritual!

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The setup of the event was awesome where each table was filled with the latest Eversoft Skinz UV White range for us to test! Event emcee, Mei Sze kicked started the event with some welcome remarks and then the Product Manager for Eversoft Skinz, Alexiss Ng talked about the benefits of their latest range of product.

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The secret behind this radiant Japanese beauty lies in a traditional skincare ritual that has been perfected over generations. Eversoft Skinz UV White uses natural Japanese ingredients which embraces the Japanese 5-Step skincare ritual for radiant whitening of skin.

It has three key benefits which is advanced whitening, anti-tyrosinase, and active skin repair. This advance Japanese formulation includes:
  1. Sakura Leaf Extract - Smoothen and brighten skin for rosy radiance and luminous complextion
  2. Lipo Vit-C - A patented Japanese technology that delivers potent Vitamin C actives deeply into the skin. It helps to reduce hyper pigmentation signs, and skin darkening from within.
  3. Uji Tea Extract - A premium grade green tea from Kyoto, Japan that is packed with powerful anti-oxidants that helps to renew and repair skin by neutralizing the damages caused by UV and free radicals.
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After that, Mei Sze took over the stage and proceeded with the demonstration on the right techniques of applying the 5-steps regime of the UV-White products! These products have 10 dimensions of radiant whitening which is:
  • Fairness
  • Radiance
  • Luminosity
  • Translucency
  • Inner clarity & glow
  • Dark spots reduced
  • Event tone
  • Hydration
  • Moisture lock
  • Smoother & firmer skin

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There are 4 types of cleanser to be used daily or weekly depending on your skin's condition.
  • Purifying Facial Foam - 99% plant based active foaming cleanser that gently cleanses & removes impurities while retaining the skin's natural moisture balance.
  • Purifying Facial Scrub - Soap-free cream scrub that brightens the skin while thoroughly exfoliating rough, dull, and dead skin cells. The micro beads in the scrub enables further removal of impurities and black heads to reveal a fresher and brighter skin. 
  • Instant Radiance Rinse-off Facial Mask - Rejuvenating face mask that is enriched with natural whitening & exfoliating properties. It has a high concentration of AHA that removes dead skin cells and lightens darker skin. The mineral clay unclogs pores of impurities and excess oil. 
  • Miracle Blackhead Exfoliator - Herbal gel that painlessly & effortlessly unclog pores by removing blackheads, oil seeds, and dead skin cells. Encourages new skin cells to take place to reveal a smoother and flawless skin.

Step 2:  TONE
  • Clarifying Toner - Deeply tones and purifies to keep skin radiant, and pores refined. It is enhanced with Aloe Vera and Licorice to soothe and calm the skin, preparing it for optimum absorption of skin whitening therapy. It restores the skin's pH balance for a hydrated, fresh sensation.

Step 3:  WHITEN
  • Intensive Whitening Serum - A high potency serum packed with active whitening concentrate and enhanced with Hesperidin to boost skin lightening process. Helps to reduce pigmentation and dark spots effectively, revealing a brighter and more radiant skin tone.

  • Whitening Day Moisturizer (SPF 20PA++) - A water-based day cream that quickly & effectively absorbs to whiten, protect and hydrate your skin during the day. It also provides complete protection from UVA & UVB rays, reducing further sun damage
  • Intensive Night Moisture - Enriched with Alpha-Arbutin that penetrates deeper to boost skins whitening process as you sleep, and wake up to a fairer, hydrated and translucent complexion in the morning.

Step 5:  Protect
  • Perfect White BB Cream (SPF 30PA++) - An advanced whitening and protective BB cream that combines the benefits of skincare and colour control technology to attain a radiant, flawless looking skin. It provides protection from harmful UVA & UVB rays.

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After that, we were given an insight on how to choose the right colors to compliment our skin complexion by Ms Josephine Lui, an image consultant. She shared with us on how we can improve our self image by manipulating the colours and to boost our confidence.

After that, we were given a makeover session to complement and apply some of Josephine's tips that was raised earlier. We were pampered with hand massage and had our manicure done as well!

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A photo with Cheesie :)

It was a great event where bloggers and personalities were intracting with one another while getting to know more about the product in a relaxing and soothing environment, For more information on Everysoft Skinz UV White products, visit their Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/EversoftSkinz

Oct 26, 2014

Kiss Me Selfie Contest

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From selfie to groufie and wefie....all these words are popular social media buzzwords that defines a photo taking style. Brands are definitely jumping into the bandwagon to attract the young and hip crowd....and Kiss Me is not missing out on it too!

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Recently when I went to Watsons to get some stuff, I saw that the Kiss Me station has been revamped. All their items were brightly displayed along with some additional display like iPad mini and a Sony Xperia C3. Upon closer inspection, those display stated 'Selfie Fixation' where you take a selfie, and then stand a chance to win a Sony Xperia C3 and many more awesome prizes!

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All you have to do is:
  1. Choose any Kiss Me product from the selected Kiss Me Selfie Station and then take a selfie with it. There are three stations, which is it at Watsons Pavilion, Midvalley and One Utama!
  2. After taking the selfie, you get to receive Kiss Me vouchers from the Kiss Me Beauty Advisor who are based at the station.
  3. Upload the photo on your Facebook to participate in the Kiss Me Selfie Fixation Contest. Do register yourself on the contest app on Kiss Me Facebook. You also can use the QR code displayed after taking your selfie on your mobile phone to access the page or write down the number displayed if you want to do it later.
  4. Once you participate, you are entitled to receive a mystery gift from Kiss Me.
  5. Share the selfie on your Facebook to collect LIKE & SHARES.
There are three different deadlines for this contest, so join it and stand the chance to win awesome prizes! It is not only about LIKES, do remember to get your friends to SHARE the post too! :D 
  • Selfie time: 1st - 31st Oct || 1st - 30th Nov || 1st - 31st Dec
  • Voting & Sharing deadline: 1st Oct - 7th Nov || 1st Nov - 7th Dec || 1st Dec - 7th Jan

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Received my vouchers aka token of appreciation after taking the selfie ^^

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Goufie with Jacqueline and Janice after taking our selfies!

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Group photo with all the bloggers who participated in the Kiss Me Selfie Fixation Contest!

Hurry up and join as there are many prizes to be won! From October to December, the winners each month will receive:

  • Sony Xperia C3 Smart Phone
  • 1 year supply of Kiss Me Product
  • 100k Watsons Points

The HIGHEST "Sharing" aka 2ND PRIZE
  • 1 year supply of Kiss Me Product

That's not all! There will also be 10 LUCKY DRAW winners weekly, who will receive RM100 worth of Kiss Me product if you purchase any Kiss Me product on the spot with or without the voucher. You just have to submit the receipt of purchase by writing your details behind and pass it back to the Kiss Me Beauty Advisor.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/KissMeMY

Oct 15, 2014

Kronenbourg 1664 brings a night of laughter with Comedy Night

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Work-life balance has mostly been ignored in our work culture and this causes us to be stressed most of the time as we are so caught up with meeting our deadlines and we forget to breath a.k.a enjoy moments of our life. I used to be stuck in office until late or bring my work back home then work until the A.Ms due to tight deadlines where I have gotten so stressed and unhappy at some point of my life. Then, I decided it is time for a change by having more work life balance by going out with my friends and events just to take some time off from work and clear my mind.

With Kronenbourg 1664's latest campaign 'Taste the French Way of Life' encourages people to have a work-life balance by just simply spending time with friends and loved ones and also enjoying simple pleasures of life. I had the opportunity to attend one of their event which is Comedy Night that was held in Tom, Dick & Harry's in Oasis Square.

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The Kronenbourg 1664 Hammer Machine is the ultimate stress reliever where guest get to play around with before the start of the event!'

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Like they say, laughter is the best medicine and the awesome stand up comedians - Andrew Netto, Kuah Jenhan and Phoon Chi Ho did a great job on making the audience laugh all night long! Sometimes, you just need a little laughter to bring back humour too your life. I had so much fun laughing that night and it was a great stress reliever after a week of working!

For more updates. visit Kronenbourg 1664's Facbook at: www.facebook.com/KronenbourgMY

Oct 13, 2014

Foodgasm Fest 2.0

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Food is a universal language and Foodgasm Fest 2.0 brought in many crowd at Taman Rimba Kiara TTDI last Sunday. I headed out with my friend, Amelia to the food festival around 11.30am. Due to limited parking space and people parking at the side of the road, the traffic condition was pretty bad. I decided to park a few kilometres away from the location and walk there. Luckily, a parking spot was found quickly opposite the school. The walk was far but most of the people did the same thing to avoid being caught in traffic.

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We arrived to a crowded venue where people were already at the festival since 10am. The atmosphere was lively and bustling with people walking about the food stalls and queuing up for food. We came across some booth in the middle of the park which has a freaking long queue and I was curious about it so I asked one of the people wearing the Foodgasm Fest shirt on what is it about. They were selling drinks there and I was telling my friend that I am not going to line up that long just to buy drinks, and thinking that the other stalls will sell drinks...might as well just purchase from them. Turns out, I was wrong! There was only ONE place that sell drinks and we had to queue for a long time. So, I decide to get the drinks while Amelia queued for food.

The 'best' thing about this drink stalls is that there are about 5 to 6 different lines with three different banners and only one stated the word 'drinks'. The others mentioned 'merchandise' and other items which I can't remember but people were still selling drinks there so I just queued up at any of those line. However, while almost reaching the counter, I heard the seller mentioned that they only sell non-chilled drinks at their stall which is those fruity juice in a bag. If we want to buy chilled drinks, we have to line up at the other counter. Most of the people were quite upset due to the long line, hot weather and along with the lack of clear instructions and signage.

If they were to monopolize on selling the drinks, it would be better to place a few stalls around the festival grounds so that people have easy access to drinks and not queue at one spot only. The thing is, the drinks seller can't even churn out the amount of drinks at the pace of people are lining up. Some had to wait for more than while waiting for the chilled drinks to arrive and even then, the drinks are not really cold :(

Another notable thing is the glass bottles that is used for the drinks can be recycled but on the festival grounds, only black trash bag were seen so all the rubbish goes there and it minimizes the effort for people to recycle.

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Enough of talking about the bad organizing of the drink stalls. Luckily for me, I decided to get a couple of bottles at one go so we don't have to queue up for drinks again. The festival was full of tantalizing food and it was so hard to choose especially with over 100 food stalls!

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There were so many kinds of dessert and pasties like cronuts, brownies in a cone, potted ice cream that looks really appetizing but I couldn't just buy all of it. The weather was really hot as well so I did not have much cravings for cakes or desserts that are too filling.

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Artisan peanut butter were sold as well. As I am not a huge fan of peanut butter, I had a sample which tasted quite good due as they mixed it with other flavours like kaya, chocolate etc.

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Lekor is a must have!

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There were a couple of BBQ stalls which look really appetizing! But due to the heat, I really wanted something that is more refreshing. It would be better to attend the food festival in the evening but I had something on so I couldn't stay long. It was raining in the evening as well so I was quite lucky to avoid the downpour but had to endure the heat!

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What I had was nachos, lekor, a sandwich from #NamjaKitchen and coconut ice cream. The queue for the coconut ice cream was long but it was worth the wait! I definitely felt more refreshed after having the coconut ice cream. Not to mention, they gave out free coconut juice while we were in line :D As I had prior engagement to attend to, I left the festival ground around 1.30pm.

Overall, Foodgasm Fest has a great selection of food but can be improved in terms of drinks and parking arrangements. Perhaps they can hold it in a bigger venue with ample parking space in the near future that won't disrupt the traffic in the residential area.

Oct 9, 2014

John Ross Jr. - Traditional Scottish Smoked Scottish Salmon

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Recently, I was invited to a cafe in Damansara Perdana called The Curious Goat where I got to taste traditional Scottish smoked salmon by the brand John Ross Jr. (Aberdeen) Ltd, one of the most respected purveyors of premium smoked salmon in the UK. John Ross Jr. supplies smoked salmon to The Curious Goat and therefore, they decided to hold the tasting session there! It is a suitable place as well due to the cosy environment and laid-back atmosphere.

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John Ross Jr. opened its door in 1857 where they have produced Scottish Smoked Salmon in the truly traditional way. Using red bricks kilns dating back to the 19th century, the master smoker hangs the salmon over smoldering fires of oak-chippings. This time-honoured and rare cold smoking method produces the most succulent flavour and tender texture of smoke salmon. 

John Ross Jr. salmon are locally sourced from the cold clear waters of Scotland, and they contain no artificial flavourings or preservatives. It is packed with goodness, including omega 3 fatty acids that is beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart.

With their strong traditional values, John Ross Jr. has won many awards and they are a Royal Warrant Holder, where they supply their smoked salmon to Her Majesty, The Queen and the Royal Family for over 25 years!

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The Curious Goat served us appetizer while preparing the Scottish Smoked Salmon!

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We were served a platter of smoked salmon which consists of Traditional Smoked Salmon with Cracked Black Pepper for those who prefer a kick of flavour, Whisky Smoked Salmon that is infused with Balvine Whisky to bring a rounded sweetness, and Sliced Tea Smoked Salmon that is cold smoked using the Chinese Tea - Lapsang Souchong (立山小種) which is renowned for its aromatic smokey flavour.

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We also had Dill Sauce by CoIn Valley and Inverawe Hot Banana Chutney sauce to pair with the salmon. I must say I prefer the Dill Sauce as its flavour specially produced as an accompaniment with salmon!

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After that, we were also presented with another dish which consists of the Curious Goat's Panini that is topped with cream cheese & John Ross Jr. Classic Smoked Salmon. Next to it was the Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich stuffed with chicken and served with salad on the side. 

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After our delicious meal, we enjoyed the coffee and dessert served by The Curious Goat which I will blog about it on a separate post.

John Ross Jr. Traditional Smoked Salmon is available at BEN's Independent Grocer in Publika and also Jaya Grocer outlets. For more information, visit John Ross Jr.'s:

Oct 5, 2014

Guinness Amplify: Music Made of More @ Foley's, Oasis Square

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Guinness Amplify: Music Made of More is GUINNESS's brand new music campaign celebrating the incredible journey of talented, dedicated, and passionate musicians. This campaign features a series of 6 weekly free admission gigs at various locations nationwide by Malaysian local bands and then leading to the extraordinary Finale Show at KL Live.

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Qualities of a musician!

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With the event being held at the rooftop bar, the atmosphere was laid back and the crowd get to enjoy the music played by the bands. Thanks to Manoah and Guinness, we got ourselves a table where we sat and enjoy the music while overlooking the stage.

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The first band to play was Tempered Mental, which is one of the bands that I was first introduced to while I started attending local gigs during college years. Needless to say, I enjoyed their music and was glad to hear to them play again after so long as I have been missing out on many gigs after starting my job.

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Nick Davis, another well known musician in the industry performed next.

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DASH, who I thought it was a new band until I saw Darren Ashley performing on stage. Hahahha....

It was definitely a great night watching these talented musicians perform, which brings anticipation to their Finale Show! Enjoyed my Guinness beer and catching up with friends as well :)

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Speaking about the Guinness Amplify: Music Made of More Finale Show, it will feature Canadian band MAGIC! as the headline act that will be held on 18th October at KL Live. MAGIC!, currently riding high in the charts worldwide with their smash-hit debut single 'Rude', will take stage alongside local musicians like OJ Law and Dash. This will be MAGIC!'s first time performing in Malaysia! Don't miss out on their catchy, reggae-fusion inspired music.

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Tickets for the finale will not be offered for sale, but don't be disappointed. You can log onto the website to learn how to earn a free ticket to the show! Once the ticket is earned, you can also upgrade it to a VIP pass, which entitles you to attend the Meet & Greet session with the artists, exclusive merchandise, and more!

Check out the full line up of Guinness Amplify Live Tour, and find out how you can get your hands on the tickets for the exclusive Finale Show by logging on to www.amplify.com.my

Sep 30, 2014

[Review] Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Review

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Recently, I have been introduced to the new Maybelline range of mascara which is The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara.

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This new mascara is the first mascara with two brushes - 1 big brush and 1 small brush that has multiple usage!

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The big brush is mainly used on the upper lashes where it is to create volume and a more dramatic effect on the eyes.

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The smaller brush is to have a better application at areas like the lower lashes, inner and outer corner of the lashes where the big brush can't reach as much.

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I love how the mascara applies easily onto my lashes. Some of the mascara that I have used before tend to get very clumpy which makes my eye feel uncomfortable due to the heavy feeling it gives and also smudges easily, which is why I choose to forgo mascara as part of my make up routine. However, with the Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, it makes my eyes look bigger and livelier. Even after 3 coats of application, the mascara feels very lightweight on my eyes which I love!

I have created 2 different looks with Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara where it is suitable for day and night!

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Look 1
A natural makeup look by just applying mascara and no eyeliner. This look is suitable for those who are just started to use makeup where if you're not sure how to use liquid eyeliner yet, mascara is definitely a good way to make your eyes stand out! It also creates a soft and feminine image. If you think by just applying mascara is not enough, you can apply eyeshadow to create more depth. Mascara and eyeshadow gives a clean finish to the eye makeup that creates a simple yet polished look. Of course, not forgetting your lip gloss or pink lipstick to complete the makeup!

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Look 2
A more dramatic effect is by drawing a cat eye using the eyeliner before applying mascara. This look is great for a night out or dinner event. Of course, you can add in darker colours of eyeshadow and blend accordingly to bring more attention to the eyes. About 3 to 5 coats of Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara will be enough to make your lashes stay!

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Left - Applied with Maybelline The Falsies Big Eye Mascara
Right - No mascara applied

It might be hard to see the effect of top lashes due to the eyeliner but the bottom lashes that is applied with mascara definitely makes the left side look bigger compared to the right side! Overall, I love the big eyes effect that this mascara gives but it has the tendency to have clumps after a few coats. However, I find it avoidable when I apply the mascara at a much speedier pace! :D

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara retails at RM45.90 and is sold at major pharmacies! For more information, visit Maybelline's Malaysia:


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