Saturday, August 11, 2018

You Are Made With Love

Have you ever ponder over what you're made of? Are you a peck of stardust of this 13 lightyears universe? Are you made of adventures and excitements? Are you everything you want to be? I've been thinking a lot about what I'm made of lately and of course, I do not have a definite answer for that but if I were to choose one word to describe, I'll definitely say that I am made with love.

Like lots of lots of love. 

As you see, I do not have a smooth sailing life. I come from an average (or some say: below average family), I do not have the luxury of a cellphone until I was 16 years old, I only buy few pieces of new clothings once a year, I can't choose international colleges when I graduated from high school because my family can't afford it, and I've been working part time since the age of 13 (under my own will of course because I know how important it is to earn for my own bread).

These wasn't the hardest part of my life I guess, I've been constantly shifting from this group of friends to another group of friends because we grew apart. It still saddens me once in awhile and made me think where did it all went wrong but I guess the end of those relationships marked the beginning with this group of people that I love dearest.

Just like the saying: a bad day isn't a bad life, departing from the people who can't see your worth is better than stuck there with them and feeling bad about yourself most of the time. I have lost count of all the help, supports and encouragements I've got from all these beloved faces for the past few years and ever since then, I know I'm loved by many and it established a sense of belonging that I've been craving for the longest time.

Surround yourself with people and things that matters to you (and you to them) is the crucial part how you see yourself and your value in this life. When you see the love you're surrounded by, you will try to reach for an higher achievement and never settle lesser in your requirements of life. That's why I choose Kao Laurier (been using Laurier since my teenage years) !

All new Kao Laurier packaging expresses the chic and sophisticated style

It's time to break and overcome the taboo of not talking about feminine products in public because we're in the 21st century and it is very important to spread positive awareness regarding menstruation and period talk as well as good products that helps active women maintain their challenging lifestyle. Kao Laurier Malaysia is striving to bring all smiles and happiness to women of Malaysia by producing high quality sanitary pads which makes us feel comfortable and secure all the time.

Easily differentiate day and night use packaging, these all new Laurier looks are polished with hint of style that comes with easy-to-understand information on it which definitely will brighten up my moody days ahead (or when you're trying to direct your partner to get those sanitary pads on your behalf!). And most importantly, it is made with love from all the unique research and development all the way from Japan to spark joy in a Malaysian women's life.

Never in a million years I would think that I'll have the opportunity to share with you about this favourite brand of mine. I had a blast at Kao Laurier Malaysia's roadshow in Sunway Velocity few days back and was awed by all the beautiful instagrammable set ups that kept my camera shutter clicking!

Kao Laurier Malaysia is rewarding their customers with a nationwide contest with awesome prizes from 8th August - 31st October 2018! The grand prize winner will walk away with a 5 days 4 nights all expenses paid Japan trip FOR TWO with a personal photographer. All you need to do is:
  1. Purchase All-New-Laurier products worth up to RM20
  2. Capture a photo of what "Made of Love" means to you with caption starts with "I feel the love when..."
  3. Upload your photo to Kao Laurier Malaysia Facebook with the hashtag #LaurierMadeWithLove and tag them. 
The most Liked photos will win!

Thank you Kao Laurier for all these wonderful years of secure, carefree feeling and most importantly, thank you for making me feel loved even on my most depressing days! 

Nothing beats this feeling with some classical music, interesting book and good night sleep.

The All-New Laurier Night Safe with Gather pads really make me feel at ease during my period days because of its Ultra Absorbent Core. I don't have to worry about sudden gushes of fluid or any back leakage during my sleep because of its technology, which absorbs and locks in the fluid. With its safety fit gather means extra protection and I don't have to worry about facing dirty bedsheets early in the morning anymore!

I felt so much more relaxed whenever I have reliable products with latest technology helping me to make my life easier. It is essential for me to take care of my own mood, being stress free physically and mentally during my monthly cycle is another level of self love achieved. Thanks to Laurier, I enjoy my moody days more than before.

#LaurierMadeWithLove #AllNewLaurier#LaurierNewStyle #NoLeaksNoWorries

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Essentials in Life

Have you thought of what your life would be if only those essentials stuff will be left? I think it is a straightforward way to examine whether one is happy with his/her own existence. We are surrounded by materials which are consider luxurious and extra each and every day, buying things we don't need to impress people we dislike. Since when the world is distorted like this? When there's nothing more left, will you feel the way you do now, will you feel happy?

It is from my Tibet trip that I truly appreciate what I have in life. It never occurs to me that oxygen, warmth of sun, clean water, clean bathroom will be a luxurious when I was in Tibet. My body was constantly low in oxygen levels, I suffered headache and migraine, feeling nauseous, the urge of vomiting every 5 mins, wake up few rounds in the middle of the night because I can't breathe well and with nose so dry that it bleeds. Acute Mountain Sickness is real and it hits me with such an impact I can't take essentials in life for granted.

They say a trip to Tibet is life changing, it really does.

Ever since then, I've been looking at my life from a different perspective: What is it that I truly wanted and how can I make my life simple? So I start from my skincare routine because with all the traveling and hectic lifestyle, I needed something simple and effective. After 3 weeks of testing, I decided to choose Althea's Bare Essentials as my travel skincare regime because it's so simple and yet delivers good result to my skin. 

From left to right:
Contour Cleanser
Primer Water
Fixer Cream


this tube of micro bubble shots goodness

I still can recall the first time when I cleanse my face with this contour cleanser, squeaky clean with a refreshing feeling. When I check the ingredients:
  • Ice Plant
  • Lemon Verbena Leaf
It explains well about the refreshing feeling as lemon verbena leaf is one of my favourite scent! Not to mention there so many micro capsules in this tube of skin goodness it removes dirt and impurities from my skin effectively and exfoliates at the same time. Even though my body is tired from all the hectic journey, my skin glows nonetheless (hahaha what is this I know it doesn't make sense but it really does when you use this contour cleanser.)

the best skincare routine starts from a tube of good cleanser


pure and clear dewdrops

When I say simple, it is really simple, especially with this 2-in-1 Primer Water (toner and primer in one bottle), this dewy drops moisturised my skin and prep my skin for the next step. Made with Snow Lotus which is a famous plant for creating anti-oxidant, smoothens uneven skin tone, and moisture retention skincare, each and every drop of dew from this bottle penetrates into my skin, revitalise and bring out a youthful glow. 

this patented dewdrop technology retains the best of snow lotus in Primer Water


last step with 24 hour hydration

I was using this whole set of 3 step skincare throughout my Guizhou and Tibet trip, with weather as harsh as Tibet, I was surprised that my skin doesn't feel any irritation at all. When I look up to this Fixer Cream ingredients, I saw:
  • Trehalose: rehydrating and water binding properties, as well as anti-oxidant powers.
  • Green Tea: anti-inflammation
  • Baobab Tree: high in potassium, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin c, collagen.

Just when I was wondering why I wasn't feeling the bad effect of UV rays and cold winds at highlands, there lies my answer. I didn't know this jar of Fixer Cream fixed my skin problems during my journey and I am so glad I bring this set of skincare with me everywhere I go. 

24hours of hydration starts now

3 simple steps to keep me away from skincare problems, Bare Essential's effectiveness really save me from a lot of hassles that most female travellers are facing. More so, its affordability made me shook! Whole set only costs RM104.40 (that's about 25USD) it seriously made me wonder how! Then I start to understand that Althea Korea believes in great makeup comes with great skincare, that's why they make all these affordable. Plus they are cruelty free too! 

Bare Essentials, thank you for giving me peace of mind.
Now I can pack light with only these 3 simple skincare products that I feel glad and trustworthy. I'm looking forward to travel with Bare Essentials to adventurous journey that lies ahead of me.

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