Sep 12, 2018

Truly Wireless with Sudio Nivå


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Sudio has recently released their first ever true wireless earphones and I am super excited to work with them again this round to review the Sudio Nivå. As usual, the box is minimally designed and  comes with the standard manual, quality assurance card and 3 pairs of different sized ear bud/sleeve. 

Besides that, Sudio Nivå came with a portable charging case and charging cable. At first glance, the charging case for Sudio Nivå is easily mistaken for the compact BB cushion that I always use...haha.

Sudio Nivå's bluetooth version is 4.2 and goes up to 10m range. Walking around with Nivå in my house does not effect the sound quality!

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When I first unboxed Nivå, I opened up the portable charging case and found the wireless earphones inside it. Its magnetic port tucks the earphones securely into the case and also functions as a portable charger since the play time for Nivå is only 3.5 hours. This portable casing holds up to about 4 charges (total 500 mAh) and it is really lightweight to bring around.

Since its play time is only limited to 3.5 hours, I usually place the earbuds back to the casing to be charged during lunch hour so that I am able to use it once it is fully charged again. 

One thing I noticed when charging is that the casing and earphones take longer to be charged fully when both are plugged in together at the same time. So what I will do when the battery is about 1-2 bars left, I will charge just the casing fully first, then only placed the earphones inside to be charged with the the charging cable still connected to the case.

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pic credits to @nichandro_ksy

A blunder that I made during the first time turning on the wireless earphones was that I only pressed one side of the button. Clearly, I did not read the owner's manual that was at the bottom of the box just cause I was too excited (supposed to press both at the same time)...lol. It then caused both sides of the earphone to be out of sync and I spent a good 10 mins on google figuring out how to re-sync the earphones on google since the owner's manual did not indicate how to solve issue. Finally found the solution on Sudio's YouTube channel.

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The ear buds/sleeve really affects the sound quality of the earphones as the perfect one will sit perfectly in your ears. I was interchanging between the smallest and medium sized ear buds since that's the usual one I go for with the other Sudio range as well. I didn't have a great experience then as the overall volume was pretty soft and I couldn't really hear the treble and base well for starters.

Only when I changed it to the biggest sized buds, I could really hear the good sound quality that Nivå produces. The treble and base had much better clarity and definitely made my music experience much better. As usual Sudio products have noise cancellation so I am not distracted by other external noises and be completely immersed into the music and my work.

Sudio Nivå is retailed at RM 425 on their official website. Use the code 'stringsofmemories' to receive a 15% discount. Additionally with Malaysia Day promo, Sudio is offering FREE delivery to Malaysia along with special promo gift of coasters (while stocks last).

Sep 4, 2018

Mix & Match with Mamonde's Flower Toner Series


Venue Overview


Mamonde’s latest Flower Toner Series is inspired by the Damask Rose, Plum Blossom, Chamomile, Buckwheat Honey and Heartleaf Houttuynia. Mamonde Flower Toner Series allows you to choose your skin type as it is formulated with flower-derived active ingredients to accommodate different skin needs!

  • Damask Rose: Contains soothing and moisturizing properties that help soften rough, flaky skin for a clearer and vibrant complexion.
  • Plum Blossom: Known for its skin tightening and soothing effects as well as its high content of organic acids (i.e. citric acid and malic acid), which helps give a boost to the skin cell turnover.
  • Chamomile: Helps sooth and alleviates inflammation and roughening of the skin.
  • Buckwheat Honey: Nourish and firm up the skin by strengthening the skin barrier to improve skin’s texture and elasticity. It also protects the skin from external stimuli with excellent anti-bacterial, sterilizing and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Heartleaf Houttuynia: Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits that can especially help purify excess sebum and impurities in whisking blackheads away on skin’s surface, thereby reducing inflammatory response and preventing the development of acne and pimples.

5 Flower Toners


With the ingredients above, Mamonde introduces their latest range of toner that is ideal for all skin types.

  • Flower Honey Toner: Extreme skin dryness and early signs of aging.
  • Chamomoile Pure Toner: Sensitive skin
  • Rose Water Toner: All skin types. Best for using it for the 7-toner method!
  • Aqua Peel Toner: Dry and combination skin
  • Pore Clean Toner: Oily skin

Flower Toners Sensory Experience


These toners can also be mixed together as toner layering to nourish your skin with! How?

After cleansing, soak a cotton pad with an adequate amount of the Rose Water Toner and wipe along the skin texture. Using a new cotton pad/ paper sheet mask, soak with an adequate amount of the toner you have picked (i.e. Chamomile Pure Toner, Aqua Peel Toner, Flower Honey Toner or Pore Clean Toner) and place it on the skin for 1 minute.

Here are some ways that you can pair up the toners to achieve the results that you want:
  • Sensitive Skin - Rose Water Toner + Chamomile Pure Toner (for Healthy & Luminous Skin)
  • Combination Skin - Rose Water Toner + Aqua Peel Toner (for Radiance & Luminous Skin)
  • Dry Skin - Rose Water Toner + Flower Honey Toner (for Firming & Luminous Skin)
  • Oily Skin - Rose Water Toner + Pore Clean Toner (For Clear & Luminous Skin)

The Mamonde Latest Flower Toner Series can be purchase through the Mamonde Beauty Counters at Aeon 1 Utama, PJ, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall, KL, Parkson Suria KLCC, KL, Aeon Bukit Indah, JB, Aeon Tebrau City, JB, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Penang and Sephora stores located at Mid Valley Megamall, KL, 1 Utama, PJ, IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Komtar, Johor Bahru, IMAGO Shopping Mall, KK and Nu Sentral, KL. It is also available on Lazada.com.my and hermo.my.

Oct 9, 2017

#MYCYBERSALE 2017 is Back!


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Malaysia's annual largest and biggest online sale, #MYCYBERSALE is back again for the fourth time! This year, MDEC is collaborating with The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) to organise #MYCYBERSALE 2017 which aims to boost the online shopping culture in Malaysia.

#MYCYBERSALE 2017 will kick off from 9th to 13th October.  Expect crazy offers and a variety of products that are up for grabs with exclusive deals that is only available during this sales only!

Sep 27, 2017

Kinohimitsu Superfood Supreme x 11Street


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When it comes to nutritional drinks, I do not like those that contains high amount of oats. I have never been a fan of oat-based drinks since young. 11Street recently collaborated with Kinohimitsu to promote general wellness. Thanks to 11street for sending over the Kinohimitsu Superfood Supreme over for me to try :)