Friday, November 3, 2017

11:07 AM 0

Happy 1111

Year end is definitely shopping season for everyone. Numerous holidays, thanksgiving, Christmas, a lot of my friends' birthday fell in year end category as well. All these present givings and dress up occasion always got me thinking: what am I gonna wear to the celebration/what am I giving as present?



Ever since I discovered Taobao many years back, online shopping experience changed my life drastically - I bought literally everything from head to toe from Taobao whenever I can. From hair accessories to wig to clothes, hats, shoes, books, gifts, literally everything from Taobao. Many were confused by its shipping method and payment method back then but thank god for being Chinese ed me and my friends managed to figured out everything and placed our order everytime then got our parcels delivered to us safe and sound. 




And since year 2009, Alibaba Group kick start "Single Day" One Day Sale event at Taobao and Tmall on 11th November, and ever since then, this day has been known throughout China and then globally as the Biggest One Day Sale event which lasts for 24 hours. Last year, this "Festival of all Festivals" made a successful record of RM17.8billion worth of gross merchandise value in just a day, smashed the world's largest online shop event record with 32percent growth on Single's Day shopping compared to previous year.



As a valuable key location to Alibaba group, Malaysia has been chosen as one of the country to join the fun in this biggest one day sale by enhancing online shopping experience with exclusive deals for Malaysian shoppers such as cheaper sea freight shipping, door to door delivery and installation services. 




I'm so ready to shop with Tmall and Taobao on this coming 11th November!




On 11th November 2017, for 24 hours Malaysians will be able to enjoy these great promotions from Tmall and Taobao:
  • International shipping starts from RM0 on consolidate shipping
  • Cashback offers with Malaysia E-Banking: RM30 cash back with minimum RM300 spent on Taobao
  • Enjoy RMB50 (RM33) off on low-priced sea freight services when spend of RMB299 (RM200) on Taobao
I guess most Malaysians are confused about shipping and payment method, with easy Malaysia E-Banking and credit card payment system, buying from Taobao is simple as one two three nowadays. Just make sure you choose "Consolidate Shipping" upon checkout to enjoy the RM0 International Shipping fee for 1st KG on this day.






Check out Taobao's Happy1111 One Day Sale on main page
Up to 50% discount and shop coupons up for grabs!

Aside from these great promotions, Alibaba also aims to transform traditional retail through technology and shoppers at China are able o visit pop-up cosmetic stores to experience augmented reality (AR) shopping experience such as lipstick trial as well as some partnering stores featuring facial recognition payment and scan-and-deliver Online to Offline (O2O) shopping.










So don't forget to set a reminder on 11th November as the crazy sales starts right from midnight for 24 hours, with more than 100,000 brands and 15million products, it's gonna be a sleepless shopping day(and night) for all of us and I'm already filling up my Taobao cart with all sorts of items waiting to be check out on that very day *Pro Tip ahem*!


Happy shopping on 1111!





Sunday, October 15, 2017

11:24 PM 1

The Scent of Autumn

Although four seasons isn't something I get to enjoy at my dearest homeland, but whenever I get to visit higher grounds like Genting Highlands, Cameron Highland or even my recent visit to Fraser Hill, I enjoyed the cold weather very much and kinda imagine it's autumn for me and put on some autumn-like clothing for the sake of Instagrammable photos.








And did you notice that there's an unique scent that's floating in the air of these cool places? With pine trees and colder climate, flowers at higher grounds blooms more vibrantly and don't get me started with trees, they look so majestic with fog surrounding them. These places really gives me the autumn vibes with autumn scent. 








As this year is approaching its end, I find that I've changed my style to a more earthy look as well as the scent I'm used to. Different from the energetic and fresh feeling of spring and summer, I find that Avon's latest Eau De Perfume - Femme Exclusive speaks to my soul more than my usual perfume. It has a faint scent of jasmine and sparkling pear with a dash of black vanilla in the notes. And to pair with it, there's Avon's latest Eau De Toilette - Homme Exclusive which I can match my perfume scent with Fei without feeling awkward. 





Femme Exclusive and Homme Exclusive, both from Avon's latest perfume collection






Homme Exclusive, bold and masculine



A musky, woody bold scent, I would say I find this scent very familiar, perhaps it's quite similar to something that my dad used to put on himself when I was a little girl, nothing is more powerful and memorable than the sense of smell and memory that comes with it, thanks to my olfactory memory this scent gives me a warmth feeling of father figure as well. 


For guys who aren't into strong scent, Eau De Toilette is your best choice as scent of EDT only lasts around 2-4 hours and only contains 7-15% concentration of fragrance oils, the fresh citrusy scent gradually change into a woody notes with a hint of spice in it. Giving off the energetic but full of confidence and reliable vibes, Homme Exclusive's woody aromatic note is definitely my choice of boyfriend perfume this autumn. 



Avon Homme Exclusive







Femme Exclusive, Eau de Parfum from Avon



Glamorous looking in a diamond cut shaped bottle, my first sniff upon Femme Exclusive has left me a strong impression on this Eau de Perfum. With sparkling pear, oriental floral jasmine infusion and black vanilla essence, these combination brings out the feminine side of me every single time I apply this Eau de Parfum on me. Like aforementioned, scent as the strongest tie of memory, a man will never remember how your dress looks like or what handbag you're carrying, but he will remember your scent and a woman's perfume tells more about her than anything else. 




There are so many female figures that can't live without their perfume, and I find it I'm gradually falling in love with this "smell good feel great" daily ritual too. Spray the perfume in the air and go under it and pretend it's raining perfume is what I like to do most before my outing and it gives me a good vibes to start my day with. 




If there's a question on how to make someone keep falling in love with you...


Avon Femme Exclusive





I guess the answer is: make them fall in love and addicted with your scent first.







For more information:

Avon Malaysia Official Website


Avon Homme Exclusive Eau de Toilette 75ml:
RM89 West Malaysia
RM102.40 East Malaysia

Avon Femme Exclusive Eau de Parfum 50ml:
RM89 West Malaysia
RM102.40 East Malaysia




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stay Young with NUTOX Renewing Treatment

Felt my skin has aged few years more after my vacation due to the sun and rain, and of course oily & spicy food of Yunnan. Despite the east side of Yunnan has beautiful landscapes and scenery, getting used to every spicy meal is still a challenge for me and it has taken a toll on me through my skin. 



Acnes, dull looking skin and much tanned than before. 




Luckily just right before departing to Yunnan, I got a new set of skincare products from Nutox Malaysia: the all new Nutox Renewing Treatment!


Renewing Treatment Lotion, Renewing Treatment Essence and Renewing Treatment Cream
Nutox got it all covered for keeping my skin young and vital!



After putting these on my face ever since I came back from my trip, I noticed the speedy recovery of my dull and tanned looking skin and now I'm able to put on my foundation without having people thought I'm putting a mask on my face lolololol. This whole set of renewing treatment has treated my skin and renewed it to let me regain back my younger looking skin.




Invited to the launch of NUTOX Renewing Treatment with Nancy Wu at Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Klang last month







Nancy Wu looked much more pretty in real life!
Her photos don't do her justice at all!





NUTOX Renewing Lotion, RM59.90


With NUTOX's latest skincare technology - LumiNes, Renewing Treatment skincare series buff and lift away dead skin cells and impurities, letting my skin breathe and renew in much faster speed, breathing new life into my dull skin. This lotion is very lightweight and fast absorbance with a faint hint of fresh aroma, it moisturises my skin thoroughly and prep my skin for the next skincare regime.






NUTOX Renewing Treatment Essence, RM75.90

Restoring youth back to my skin is what this renewing treatment essence does best! With aforementioned LumiNes technology, this lightweight essence penetrate to the deeper layer of my skin and restore, improve my skin texture. I can see my skin's improvement using this day to day, radiates with glow even without makeup!









Last but not least, Renewing Treatment Cream RM49.90

Last step of my skincare regime with NUTOX Renewing Treatment series is this treatment cream. It smoothens out my skin, and provide nourishment from deep within to keep my skin looks moisturizes and glowy all the time. Non-greasy, easy absorbance, I can feel my skin is prepare to continue battling the hot weather of Malaysia too.




Here's a short video I made for the launch of NUTOX Renewing Treatment at Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Klang: 












Thanks to NUTOX latest skincare - Renewing Treatment range, packed with LumiNes, I can have beautiful looking radiance skin like Nancy Wu!



More information:

NUTOX Official Facebook Page





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Product Review: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Makeup routine has been a big part of my life since many years ago, if I'm not feeling particularly lazy on that day, I would definitely wear makeup if there's any activities that involves going out from my house main door and meet people. I like to my appearance be beautiful ones and leaves strong impression on others whenever I go to events, hence my makeup always changes style from time to time, and needless to say, the brands that I've tried are countless (that some don't even exist anymore!).



I used to think "Loose powder are obviously a waste of money!" Because of all the brands I've used, none of them gave me the oil control or less cakey looks. Some loose powder is real "loose" and have no whatsoever function over my combination oily skin. Hence I've ditched loose powder from my makeup essentials for a very long time, until I try...



Althea's very first product: Althea Petal Velvet Power 

( http://my.althea.kr/petal-velvet-powder )






Comes in a handy size, this pastel pink cutie packaging translucent powder is powerful than I thought. Can you imagine your skin transformed into velvety texture just like texture of flower petals? Althea Petal Velvet Powder actually does that! It sets my makeup that is silky soft to touch and smooth to look at. Its oil control function keeps my makeup without melting even on a hot sunny day and I don't "glow" in the end of the day. 




Fluffy puff that comes along with!



Made with pure natural ingredients, its micro-fine particles smoothen my pores appearance and reveal a flawless, smooth complexion that I've always wanted. I guess most of the oily combination skin type girl have the same issue like mine: translucent powder with glossy/shiny particles for dewy skin effect will make my skin look like it's dripping oil in the end of the day. Hence after I wear Althea's Petal Velvet Powder a few times, I'm madly in love with it. 




I purposely created a flower petal makeup look when I'm trying this translucent powder:

or watch it on youtube ( https://youtu.be/QmH65bddjDs )






I really like the whole looks as it's not a feminine flowery kind of makeup
Gives off a more cool looking vibes that I usually does





Main Ingredients that are used in creating Althea Petal Velvet Powder are:
  • Althea: 
full of natural antioxidant, act as barrier to prevent skin dehydration by increasing moisture level.
  • Polyphenols:
Protect skins from sun exposure and ultraviolet radiation.
  • Saponarin:
repair damaged skin cells, restore elasticity to premature skin ageing.










Most of all, guess the price of this awesome Korea-made translucent powder.... It's only RM16! Although it is the smallest translucent powder I've ever used but it is the most usefulness too. I can use this powder to set any type of makeup looks without having to worry in the end of the day my face will look super oily plus it gives off the perfect silky finish to my skin I don't really need to soften my skin in photoshop. 









From the cheapest K-Beauty shopping site to awesome product, thank you Althea for this wonderful flower power experience! I can't wait for your next product!





More information:

Althea Malaysia

Althea Petal Velvet Powder Website

RM16/3g

Suitable for all skin type

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gindaco, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

I hooked on takoyaki (octopus in fried wheat batter balls) when I did part time in MidValley more than 11 years ago. It's probably the first takoyaki stall in Malaysia and I bought takoyaki as snack almost every single day for as long I work part time in an office located beside mall. 



This is a rendezvous between me and takoyaki that I remembered, sadly now the stall is no longer there and I can't really find good takoyaki around KL area. Most of them tasted soggy, tasteless, super tiny bits of octopus, or over fried. I cannot express how disappointed I am over and over again giving chances to various takoyaki stall all over the city and yet unable to find that one stall that can gives me the same taste as the first one I went. 




So when me and Fei went to 1 Utama and saw Gindaco I was like, since I'm beyond disappointed by others, why I don't give Gindaco a try and pray for magic to happen?



Located at LG Floor of 1 Utama Shopping Centre


Little did I know, Gindaco is a huge Japan takoyaki chain with more than hundreds shops alone in Tokyo ( more than 300 sites around Japan) and they are easily spotted with their red shop sign which located near to exits of train stations and bus stops. Unlike in Japan that usually have to eat these takoyaki at standing bar, Gindaco offers tables and chairs around the premise for customer's dining pleasure.




This is what both of us ordered:

Original Takoyaki 6 pcs, RM10 (Ramadhan promotion)
Cheese Mentaiko Takoyaki 6 pcs, RM13.90
Yakisoba with egg, RM14.90
Comes with a complimentary drink






Original Takoyaki


When this Original Takoyaki was served, the first thing I asked Fei was: Where are the dancing bonito flakes (katsuobushi)? Watching the bonito flakes dancing on top of steaming hot takoyaki is a very satisfying view but sadly Gindaco's takoyaki doesn't have this. 



Aside from the missing bonito flakes, albeit having huge chunks of octopus inside these fried tako balls, the batter for making these fried tako balls tasted a bit bland in comparison. It can't compliment the freshness of octopus as well as the flavourful takoyaki sauce. It wasn't what I hope I'll find but nonetheless it actually tasted okay. 





Yakisoba with egg

Pairing with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, this yakisoba with egg tasted somewhat sweet ( too sweet for my liking as I like my noodles savoury). But when the sweet yakisoba pairs with mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce, their taste harmoniously blend together and I actually kinda like the combination. Down side of this combination is while consuming, egg's ration have to be balance or there'll be more yakisoba left without egg. 



Last but not least, my favourite dishes from Gindaco:


Cheese Mentaiko Takoyaki



I actually can't wait to stuff all 6 of these takoyakis inside my belly once I've tasted the cheese mentaiko sauce topping. They tasted so heavenly, with melting cheese and mentaiko sauce that covers the takoyaki, I could swallow one boat of these in one shot. The savoury taste of cheese and mentaiko blends with takoyaki sauce indirectly bring taste to the bland fried batter that I mentioned above of the original ones. Cheese and mentaiko is life, nuff said.



This is truly a heavenly sight



And while I was eating cheese mentaiko takoyaki, I glance over the sign board on top of me and I saw there's Triple Cheese flavoured Takoyaki and only available for limited period only. Damn~ Why didn't I read available options carefully? I would've ditch original ones for triple cheese flavour! Now that I had 6 takoyaki and yakisoba I couldn't stuff another three into my belly anymore.



Well I do hope they'll bring back the triple cheese flavour, I could really use some cheese mentaiko or triple cheese flavour takoyaki anytime! Gindaco's flavoured toppings takoyaki proven to be somewhat delicious that all other takoyaki stalls I've tried and it kinda satisfied me in a way. For more delicious ones, I guess I'll have to personally fly over to Japan and get my takoyaki fix. 



For more information:

Gindaco Malaysia Official Facebook Page