Sunday, July 31, 2016

MT Expo Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion, KL

MT Expo is finally here in Malaysia and its first pop-up store is now operating at centre court, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and I finally managed to visit the expo with my girl friend Peiyue last night! I have not visit any MT Expo before this and this is pretty much exciting for me as I love collecting masking tapes ever since I started on journalling. 

So pretty and colorful!
The 25 metre height and 21 metre long masking tapes installation is plain stunning

The expo will be held from 27th July till 7th August, 10a.m.-10p.m.

MT is the pioneer of Japanese washi paper tape making company which produced by a 100 years old company namely Kamoi Kakoshi. The company specializes in making manufacturing masking tapes for various application purposes including industrial and decorative. If you're a fan of journalling and handcrafts, MT tapes is like the Prada of masking tapes as they are special, unique, and can be somewhat expensive. Yet, collectors from all over the world are going crazy collecting MT tapes whenever there are new collections launched.

After trying MT tapes, I find that its quality unique comparing with other masking tapes brands. It's special Japanese washi tapes is strong yet thin with fantastic adhesive power but can be removed easily without leaving any residue on surface and can be tear by hand. Sounds amazing isn't? I guess the beauty of MT tapes has planted deep roots in the heart of its users. 

If you search the hashtag #MTMaskingTapes you will not believe the patterns and usage of beautiful MT tapes as it can stick to any surface, make decorating anything in your life easy and beautiful. I guess that's the beauty of decorative masking tapes, decorating your life in a colourful and creative way. 

There are live demo session of Hello! Life with MT, teaching visitors how to decorate stuff and turn them into things that sparks joy in your life
(You can read more bout it here)

There are various designs and colours of MT tapes available for purchase at the expo. No matter what type of users you are, you are able to find the perfect MT tapes for your daily needs. You know how hard it is for me to hold on the urge to buy all the tapes there especially mt fab and mt pack series. lol.

stripes colours patterns. worthy purchase!

Some new collection can be found in this expo too.
If you haven't collect these you might wanna pay a visit!

this mt fab chalkboard masking tape is da bomb! It is so unique you can write on it with chalk.
Many of my friends wanted this design. 

Fun gatcha to win special not-for-sale mt tapes

And what makes this MT Expo Kuala Lumpur special are these:

MT x Malaysia Limited Edition Tapes

6 designs in total: hibiscus, malaya sun bear, badminton, landscape water reflection, wau and pentagon, these are the limited edition tapes of this Malaysia mt expo and I've bought the wau and hibiscus where Peiyue bought the sun bear tapes. We're suckers for limited edition stuff lol. Since these are limited edition tapes, only 3 pieces per design/per person are allowed for purchase. I heard that the stock of wau design left one last box. 

Before we head to the "Free-To-Try" station, we decided to pay for our purchase just in case we got too carried away (which indeed we were hogging the station till 10p.m. trying the tapes and decorate them on our journals lolololol)

This is absurd lol.

I want the towel tho...

If you've taken any picture at the expo, you might wanna join their Instagram contest by hashtagging the event's official hashtag and 3 most likes photos will be winning special MT prizes!

These are my purchase this round

I'm still a happy girl despite I burnt a hole in my purse hahaha

Thank you MT Singapore and Pavilion for organizing this wonderful event at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, it meant so much for masking tapes lovers and collectors, as well as open up the magical world of washi tapes to the public who have not heard of decorative washi tapes. The wonderful feeling of people gather together decorating their belongings and books are just indescribable harmonious.

special stamp available for event goers
Don't forget to stamp it in your journal/ card available at the counter

For more information

MT Masking Tape Singapore Official Website

MT Masking Tape Japan Official Website

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kat Von D Beauty x Sephora Malaysia

Fans of dark gothic beauty and wild colour makeups, Kat Von D has finally landed in Malaysia and so glad I'm able to head over Sephora this morning to have a quick look at the makeup products that Sephora carries. (They are available via online too!)

Sephora approached Kat Von D to create her makeup line back in year 2008 and the brand has gained itself loyal followers and a cult of #KvDLook and also the brand's #VeganAlert pledge that their products doesn't contain any animal products, by-products and has not been tested on animal. How's that! 

This high performance brand which specifies in long-wear, high pigment and full coverage has become a global beauty phenomenon. The packaging of each and every product has been carefully designed and they are so goth I just can't keep my eyes off them. There are so much "wah" and "wow" when we're browsing through KvD's products on the shelf. 

Hasn't got the chance to try on the brand's eye makeup nor eyeliner due to I already had my full makeup on, I decided to try KvD's famous Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in "Lolita". (Wanted to try on "Echo", a dark blue lipstick but the shade doesn't suit my look today boo! Maybe next time!)

Channeling my inner Kat Von D

HOMAIGAWD I really love this matte-looking everlasting liquid lipstick. Just two layers of this creamy formulated lipstick it turns to true matte finishing and the long-lastingness of this lipstick is crazy. I've been drinking and eating since I put it on and the lipstick stays there like freshly put on. Talk about the perfect lipstick for outings and datings, this has to be it.

I'm having a hard time deciding which shade to buy... Echo or Lolita? Or probably the famous pitch-black Witches? I think I'll have to start writing my Sephora wish list from now on.

For more information:

Kat Von D on Sephora Malaysia Online Store

Kat Von D Beauty Official Website

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: RM99

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Taste of Happiness

Aside of being a feeling, Happiness is also a taste. I feel like I could taste happiness everytime I went to Yashi-no-mi and eat their mentaiko omuraisu. (read my blog about it here and Jean's recent post here which is 100% well-written than mine.) The taste of happiness never left since I first try it and whenever I needed a comfort food, there's where I'll go. 

Life is so damn hard when your friends are all attached and having the time of their life. Who's gonna pity me and give me some hug and words of encouragement when I'm sad? Okay, maybe my friends are there for me for most of the time, but still the feeling of belonging isn't quite there. And I really don't mind having that special someone in my life. 

Probably having that special cheese tart can be quite close enough to feel happiness again? Melting cheese tart is a thing in the food industry of Kuala Lumpur now. Each and every bakery seems to come out with their own melting cheese tart, and I'm glad that the first melting cheese tart I had was Tokyo Secret. 

Simple menu, just cheese tart and affogato ice creams

Look at'em fresh golden cheese tart

Decided to buy two tarts for my second purchase

Using high quality cheese imported from Japan, Tokyo Secret's melting (hanjyuku) cheese tart are freshly baked and hot from oven upon ordering. The shop is filled with aroma of cheese tart and I already started to drool on my first step into the shop. 

O'Glorious Melting Cheese Tart

The melting cheese tart taste best right after purchase as the melting texture is there (caution content's  hot) and the crispy tart crust is just the best combo with the cheese filling. Each bite leading for more lust towards it and before you realize, you might just overstuff yourself with this cheesilicious tart. lol. It is really mind blowing if you never had any melting cheese tart in your life before, life-changing dessert that will rewrite the definition of happiness. 

Hokkaido Mountain with Okinawa Purple Potato

There's another less-known dessert serve by Tokyo Secret which is their Japan-imported ice cream. They are so milky and smooth, when paired with okinawa purple potato, the dessert's moderate sweetness is refreshing. A perfect after-cheese-tart dessert I supposed?

Tokyo Secret is actually located opposite Starbucks and beside Mac City. It's a bit hard to notice if you just walk pass the place without looking into Mac City, but that doesn't stop the crowd rush into Tokyo Secret and queue up for freshly baked melting cheese tart everyday.

I'm glad I already had them twice and yet I'm craving for more. I'm so greedy when it comes to self-indulgence and wanting the feeling of happiness. Well just let me okay since I'm a single and lonely doge lolololol.

For more information:

G23, IPC Shopping Centre, Jalan PJU 7/2 Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E.

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun (10:00am – 10:00pm)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mamonde, A Beautiful Place Inspired by Flowers

What does your world made of? Are they made out of love? Peace? Or Anxieties? Stress? I've been questioning myself a lot lately, trying to position myself at the right position in my world because I know that me, myself should be the center of my world before others. In order to love and cherish others the right way, I should love and cherish myself so that I would knew the way to do it.

My world is made of laughters, love, friendships and a little bit of sadness + stress here and there because in the end of the day, we were talking about the real world ain't we? But I really wouldn't mind cut myself off the line and from all the social networking platforms for a day or two, to take myself really off the grid and treating myself to this:

Ain't this a beautiful scenery?

I was shooting a short film at Sekeping Serendah two weeks ago and the surroundings is just awesome! I would literally stare into the sky, into the woods, listening to sounds of crickets, cicadas and birds, let my mind wander off to another world for a long long time when I'm off shooting.

Basically I look like this most of the time, just starring and relax

Woods and flowers that's surrounding the premise is purely inspiring. I wanted all these goodness to be absorb into my skin, I wanna feel the essence of plants from skin deep, and smarty me, I bought Mamonde's skincare with me for the short work trip because I knew my skin needs goodness which is as good as the negative ions that the forest's releasing. 

Mamonde First Energy Essence & Serum
Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream

Mamonde, which literally means "My World" in French, is the latest imported South Korea beauty brand that's gonna be available next week at Aeon Bandar Utama. It's my pleasure to be one of the first few bloggers who get to try on Mamonde's products way before its release. There are a wide range of skincare and makeup products that suits every woman's needs which price range from RM6- RM169.

"Inspired by flowers" is the tagline of Mamonde where flower, the sign of beauty and symbol of grace, is able to communicate with ones soul in a magical way that words can't be explain. Research & Development of Mamonde - AmorePacific has discovered the close relationship between flowers and a woman's beauty. From a flower's roots to its stem and petals, each and every inch of flowers contains amazing power and energy which can be nourishing to the skin. AmorePacific and Mamonde's flower science technology bring women's beauty into bloom so that every woman are radiating in blossoming beauty with Mamonde beauty products.

There are various types of flowers which are being used as key ingredients in Mamonde's beauty products for these benefits:

  • Vitalizing: Honeysuckle and Evening Primrose. 
  • Moisturizing & Hydrating: Demask Rose (Rose Water), Hibiscus, Narcissus and Peach Blossoms.
  • Anti-Aging: Camellia
  • Cleansing & Exfoliation: Lotus Flower
  • Brightening: Magnolia and Water Lily
  • Pore Care & Oil Balancing: Heartleaf Houttuynia and Sage.

The First Energy Essence/Serum, Cover Powder Cushion, Age Control Power Eye Cream, Moisture Ceramide Cream, Lotus Micro Cleansing Foam, Rose Water Toner and Floral Hydro Cream are Mamonde's star products. I'm currently using Moisture Ceramide Cream and First Energy Essence + Serum and I'm loving them to bits.  

Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream (Hibiscus)

I loathe thick and heavy moisturizing cream and I find Mamonde's Moisture Ceramide Light Cream in Hibiscus is the perfect moisturizing cream for my daily use as it is so light-weight and absorbs into my skin in an instant. This Moisture Ceramide Light Cream is made of Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus and Ceramide, a perfect combination of natural moisturizing elements which provides flawless hydration wall on my skin.

With a faint hint of flower scent, this cream is what I apply on my skin on daily basis

Another reason I felt so good while surrounded by the forest is that I can felt the nature eliminates the positive ions in me, the bad ones, recharge me with good ones and my mind is at ease for most of the time. That's when I can think clearly and thoroughly about stuff and clarity in mind is very important for making decision. Same goes to Mamonde's First Energy Essence and Serum.

Sometimes I felt that my skin need a boost in order to receive all the benefits from good beauty products and somehow I can feel the blockage is there even though I've used scrubs and peeling gel regularly. Mamonde's First Energy Essence and Serum is a booster to uplift my skin and making absorbing nutrients and benefits from beauty products easier, giving my skin a healthier and suppler appearance from inside out.

Happy tangy yellow packaging is major love

This is an upgraded version of First Energy Essence and Serum with Antioxidant Lactobacillus that is extracted from Honeysuckle Flowers. While the Lactobacillus is blended together with the 1 year-old fermented "Flower Vinegar", it enhanced skin's anti-oxidative and strengthen skin's immunity, making skin less susceptible and more resilient to external aggression. 

The "flower vinegar" is a natural fermentation process from all parts of Honeysuckle flowers for over a year, made up to 81.31% in the bottle of essence and serum, are to aids in density of skin for transparent and unify skin texture. Besides that, "flower vinegar" contains antioxidant Polyphenol that provides strong antioxidant effect to skin for beautiful and radiant looking skin.

Mamonde First Energy Essence

Mamonde First Energy Serum 

The smell of Honeysuckle flower is so nice and refreshing, both essence and serum are lightweighted as well as easily absorb into my skin, prepping my skin for the following beauty routine. Skin feel nourished and better looking on the texture and feels firmer too. It has anti-wrinkle and whitening effect, which are what I'm looking for in skincare products lately.

I can't wait to see the full line of skincare and makeup products from Mamonde as their first beauty counter will be officially open on 30th July and be sure to dropby Aeon One Utama and check'em out yourself!

For more information:

Mamonde Official Website

Mamonde Malaysia Official Facebook Page

Mamonde First Energy Essence (150ml): RM119

Mamonde First Energy Serum (100ml): RM119

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ooh La Lash!

"Find a man who ruins your lipstick, not your mascara." That's one phrase I hold dearly to my heart and trying hard to make it real. But oh gosh why do relationships have to be this hard? Thinking of all the hardships I've been through really does make me feel that no man worth the tears of mine and those who are worthy wouldn't want to see me cry. 

Speaking of which, when ones life is short, that doesn't mean my lashes have to be too! Thanks to Realash, I'm gonna try on these magic potion that's gonna make my eyes look more mesmerizing!

The magic potions for my eyes comes in this luxurious box!

Eyelash and Brow Enhancer kit

I'm a fan of long lashes, I would stare at someone's eyes for a really long time if I found him/her with really long lashes. It's like the golden gate to the soul of someone, a butterfly that flutters that beautiful wings, and I definitely would like mine to be as fascinating as that too. 

Realash eyelash enhancer is a serum specially formulated to lengthen, increase density and strengthen eyelashes as its formula regenerates eyelashes in shorter time and has been tested both dermatologically and opthalmologically. No irritants or allergies have been reported therefore it is widely used by users and beauty bloggers around the world.

Plant extracts are used as unique ingredients in formulating the eyelash enhancer, there are calamus extract which acts as anti-inflammatory, marigold extracts speed up the regeneration of lashes and flax extract prevents skin dryness. Up to 83% women discovered they have longer lashes, 79% noticed they have fuller lashes. Overall, 89% of women aware of the overall improvement in lash condition. 

Realash Eyelash Enhancer

On the other side, strong eyebrows still conquer the stage of makeup and everytime when I saw celebrities with defined eyebrows, I always asked myself: How did they do that? I have imbalance eyebrows, that's getting on my nerves everytime I'm trying to draw my own eyebrows in balance. It's just so hard! And with BROW's brow conditioner, I'm starting to seeing hope to my nerve-wrecking eyebrows lol.

Its advanced formula stimulates natural growth in eyebrows and improved their overall look. Changes can be noticed from the 4th week and within 8-12 weeks, thick, strong and fuller natural-looking eyebrows are gonna be all mine muahahahahaha!

Realash Brow Conditioner

Usage method of both eyelash enhancer and brow conditioner are easy as one two three. After facial cleansing, just apply the eyebrow conditioner accordingly to your eyebrow shape and eyelash enhancer as if you're applying eyeliner, close to the roots of your eyelashes and voilà! 

My original eyebrow and eyelashes
Short and thin. Yikes.

I am looking forward for thicker, fuller eyebrows and longer, fuller eyelashes. I really can't wait to see the result of these unique ingredients formulated brows and eyelash enhancers and will share another blog post after I've done applying them for a month!

Stay tuned!

For more informations:

REALASH Malaysia's Official Website

REALASH Malaysia's Official Facebook Page

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday Althea!

Happy Happy Birthday to Althea ! It's Althea 1st Birthday today and I'm so happy I'm able to be one of the beauty blogger who gets to celebrate with Althea and share with you all Althea's Birthday Celebration treats that's coming your way!

If you're a huge fan of Korean beauty and makeup products, instead of asking friends who traveled to Korea and bring'em back to you (which might cause some troubles to both sides), why don't you log on to Althea's website and order it on your own and get parcel specially delivered to your doorstep all the way from Korea! Products listed on Althea's website are 100% authentic and some are cheaper than the retail price because middle man eliminated and working with brands directly got Althea some perks when purchasing products!

And back to Althea's birthday celebration, there are tons of surprises waiting for Althea fans! The celebration will be held today onwards till the end of this month (20th-31st July 2016) and these are some fun activities and special rewards to Althea shoppers who shop during this period:

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit 
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last. 

Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers 
Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 

Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account. 

And there's this #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest:

- Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a 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.

Can't resist the good deals I've ordered some beauty products and I had so much decorating my own Althea party kit! Man I really do love all these art and craft stuff!

Everything is so cute! 

My purchase this round, will blog reviews about these next time!

Let's go join Althea's Birthday Hat Party!

Once again, Happy Birthday Althea! Thank you for bringing the joy of receiving parcels and cheap Korean beauty products to us! Wishing you many more happy years to come!

for more information:

Althea Official Website

Althea Official Facebook Page

Monday, July 18, 2016

Essentials To My Summer Love

I was at Perth back in May and I can still recall the autumn chills I encountered. It was so cold in the middle of the night that I couldn't stop shivering while trying to stroll around the city. And that is exactly when I feel that summer may be the best season of the year. 

Everything about summer is happy (minus the bugs of course), the colours of blue sky and white clouds, green trees and grass, colourful flowers blooming everywhere. Not to mention the summer fun of parties and events, and some may say that summer is the best time of the year to fall in love. I wanna be in the summer lovin' too!

I wanna do everything I could with my summer love - we could do morning swim or night swim, eat chilled watermelon while looking at sunset, drink fresh coconut juice at this lil café beside the beach, listen to the cicadas sing in the forest, share an ice cream together, we could do picnic on a sunny Sunday morning and went for bicycle ride around the park during the evening. 

There are tons in the list I can list out what we can do but first - let's find myself a summer love! lololololololol. A girl can be anything but lazy. There are no ugly girls but only lazy ones. So these's are the essentials of boosting my summer charisma up in search of my summer lovin'.

From head to toe, morning to night

First and foremost, I'm not a sunblock version. I leave home without sunblock on and this has been happening ever since, and what makes me change my mind about sunblock and bought one is because of it's ingredients. I really really REALLY super hate sunblock that leave greasy texture on my skin as if my skin is unable to breath. Then one day, when I was reading ViVi magazine while doing my hair at salon, I saw their annual Cosme Award 2016 result and Bioré's sunblock has won itself in Top 3. So I'm thinking why not give it a try? It must be something that made it to Japanese favourite.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich SPF50+ PA++++
On current @Cosme Ranking Top 1

Lucky me I found the sunblock at Guardian same building of the salon I went and after the first application, I'm impressed. I'll never look at sunblock the same again. This Bioré Aqua Rich is so light-weighted and its watery-texture is my favourite. Barely feel a thing on my skin after application and it can be used as makeup base as well if you forgot to bring your primer. 

Watery texture is major love when it comes to sunblock

So I've secured discovered the daytime good skin essential items, and night time is just about equally important as day because skin recover and rejuvenate best during sleeping hours and thanks to my teacher gave me this during my birthday, which is much needed as I just finished my night cream not long ago:

Hada Labo Koi-Gokujyun Perfect Sleeping Gel

I've heard a lot of stories bout sleeping gel being ineffective, I've tried another brand from Korea which is true that I can't feel any difference after applying the sleeping gel hence I'm having this skeptical attitude towards this Hada Labo Koi-Gokujyun Perfect Sleeping Gel. The truth is: I was wrong. It is an all-in-one perfect gel which combines lotion, milk lotion, serum, cream and pack in one jar with rich hypoallergenic gel formula which contains super hyaluronic acid, ceramide, hydrolyzed collagen for firming, instant but long-lasting moisture. 

Pretty clear gel like

It is a deeply moisturizing sleeping gel hence I try to apply only a thin layer on my face as I'm quite afraid of the greasiness but it doesn't appear to be oily. Its gel-like texture forms a thin layer on my skin and creating the firming and moisturizing action during my sleeping hours and I wakeup with soft supple and glowy skin in the morning. Thank you teacher for giving me such a wonderful present. 

Since my imaginary summer love will be doing a lot of outdoor activities with me (lolololol) , taking care of my feet is something I should do weekly or else my soles will be full of dead skin cells, slowly leads to dryness and crack sole. That's some ugly scene and I would not want this to happen to my feet. 

Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Foot Pedi in Special Pink version

This handy pink electronic device is gonna keep my feet pretty and well-groomed

Look at the shiny Micralumina regular coarse roller

Sorry to show you my ugly feet lololol

With its gentle power generated, Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File rolls away dead skin cells in just few minutes, giving my feet all the lovin' and after the exfoliation, I put on lotions to ensure my feet are hydrated and moisturized and they stay that way for some time!

Look at all the dead skin cell bits

Last but not least, how does one attracts when she doesn't have kissable lips? And I just discovered I don't need to splurge hundreds into glossy lip colours because I got LipIce Sheer Colour with me and it hyped up the summer vibes in me. 

I got Strawberry flavoured lips *shy*

10 hours moisture + full bouncy lips + brighten dull lips
In this tube!

Contains natural moisturizing ingredients like Beeswax, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Aloe Extract to keeo lips soft and smooth, it has also Commiphora Mukul Herb Extract in it to keep lips full and bouncy and fine lines are smoothen too. With just one layer of application, my lips turn into healthy, sheer pink glow in mere seconds. 


(Skin colour appears to be different due to my standing position and sunlight reflection, however no colour correction done in the photo)

Whenever I glide this lip balm on, its aromatic strawberry smell makes me wanna bite the balm and eat it because it smells so nice!!! Imagine the smell intrigues the urge of my summer love wanna bite my lips... Okay it's getting off topic and too much imagination! Hahahahahaha. But yeah, I really love how this lip balm make my lips look moisturized and glow in healthy pink shade, immediately perk-up look effect in real life.

So I'm ready, where are you summer love?