Saturday, November 29, 2014

SK-II Changes Skin Destiny with Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence bottles

One of Malaysia’s hottest designers, the award winning Hatta Dolmat, unveiled a stunning haute couture Festive Collection at the launch of SK-II’s Limited Edition Festive Facial Treatment Essence Collection at a prestigious event at the SK-II #ChangeDestiny Garden in Suria KLCC a few weeks ago. 

This launch was inspired by the beautiful and vibrant colours of the flowers of the Tulip, Hydrangea, Freesia and Green Cypress. These are the flowers used by Taiwanese artist, Poh Chih Huang in his designs for the SK-II Limited Edition Festive Collection, and Hatta has woven his magic to design 10 signature couture gowns including a breath-taking bridal gown as a finale to his showcase.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reebonz Black Friday Fest: A series of first-ever promotions

I remember this time last year, Reebonz had their Black Friday Fest event where lots of branded bags were going for huge discounts! This November, mark your calendars for Reebonz’s highly anticipated online sale event once again —Black Friday Fest (‘BFF’). From 24 – 30 November, Reebonz offers a series of enticing gift shops and top designer picks with attractive promotions throughout the week.

“Reebonz is curating the most exciting designer promotions at our Black Friday Fest this year that members cannot resist,’ shared Ms. Sharanjit Kaur, Senior Manager of Global Marketing at Reebonz. ‘We see this week-long campaign as being the best BFF customers would need this holiday shopping season. Apart from the daily gift shops brimming with carefully selected picks from our buyers, customers can expect site-buster sale events and further promotions to make checking off that shopping list that much easier.”

There are two sessions, which is the Pre-Black Friday Fest, and the Black Friday Fest.

24-27 Nov: Pre-Black Friday Fest
Leading up to the Black Friday Sale, customers can kick off their gift shopping with an extra 11%* off when they shop from the many Gift Shops and designer sale events on Reebonz.

28-30 Nov: Black Friday Fest
Reebonz Black Friday Fest sees 3-days of site-buster specials that features over 1,000 items at remarkable prices refreshed daily. To drum up the excitement of snapping up a best-priced item, Reebonz will release a final price item every 2 hours in its Gift-opia sales series from 10am-10pm each day. Over the weekend, shoppers can expect something extra to sweeten the Black Friday Fest and wrap up their shopping euphoria on Reebonz.

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Til the next time, stay beautiful!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Strongbow hits the mark with three new refreshing variants

Hold your horses this December guys, because Strongbow, the number one global cider brand has introduced three new variants in Malaysia. They are; Strongbow Apple Ciders Gold, Strongbow Apple Ciders Honey, and Strongbow Apple Ciders Elderflower. These three new ciders will be appearing at on- and off-trade premises starting next month and are made from the freshest apples. 

Strongbow has continuously selected the finest apples for their cider recipes while retaining the crisp and refreshing flavour profile that consumers crave. As the number one cider brand in the world, Strongbow is constantly adapting and inventing newer and more exciting variants. With freshness at its core, the three new Strongbow variants have been added to the range to provide consumers with more choices and to suit different individual tastes. These new variants, whilst retaining the delicious Original Apple Cider taste that is widely loved, they also deliver distinct top notes to each different variant.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance Palette

I'm back with another Sleek product review, and today I'm going to review one of the more famous must-haves in the Eyeshadow Palette collection, the Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance Palette.

I got this palette a few months ago on Luxola, when they had their sale. The price at that time was RM53 with a 35% discount, so of course I had to grab it :D I bought it together with another Limited Edition Sleek Palette, the Celestial Palette, but I will review that another day.

Ingredient List

This palette contains 12 colours, one of which is matte (Propose in Prague), three shimmer (Love in London, Forever in Florence, Honeymoon in Hollywood), and the rest are pearlescent shades.

All 12 colours. Aren't they lovely?

The colours on the right up close

The colours on the left up close

I like their play on the names of the colours, but I can't help but feel that they have recycled some of the colours like Love in London, Honeymoon in Hollywood, and Lust in LA, which can be found in other Sleek palettes. However, keeping with this tone, I think they have made a pretty good job. Oh and I do not think that this is a Limited Edition palette cos there was no Limited Edition written on the packaging, unlike the Celestial Palette.

swatches without flash

Top row:
  1. Pretty in Paris: This is the highlighter shade of the palette, a silverish frosted colour that you can use to highlight ur browbone, or the inner corners of your eyes. Very pigmented 
  2. Meet in Madrid: A gold pearlescent colour that is perfect when swept across the entire eyelid. It's pearlescent muted gold shade captures the light, and when paired with Court in Cannes and Lust in LA, it really brings out your eyes
  3. Court in Cannes: This is a slightly frosted brown shade, that looks darker in the pan than after you applied it on your lids. However, it's buildable so you would need to apply more times to get a darker colour
  4.  Lust in LA: This is a bronzey darker colour to line your eyes with and the lower lashline as well. Its pearlescent colour will be able to make your eyes shine, and it's very pigmented and smooth
  5. Romance in Rome: This is one of the darker shades in this palette that's a mix between purple and blue. However when applied, it comes off a little lighter than expected but looks really pretty. Alternatively, if not used for a dark shade base, it can also be used as an overall shade for a day look 
  6. Propose in Prague: This is one of the neutral shades in the palette which also happens to be matte. Personally for me, I feel that this is the most unexciting colour in the palette, but the others make up for it :)

swatches with flash

Bottom row:
  1. A Vow in Venice: Having a purple base, this is a sort of plum colour. Though it had a little of a pearlescent colour in it, it looks more matte when applied on the lids 
  2. Marry in Monte Carlo: This is a brighter purple shade than the others and is quite pigmented. The texture is smooth, and it had a good colour payoff
  3. Honeymoon in Hollywood: This colour is more pigmented than the other purples in this palette. It has some sparkles in it, and I love using this colour on my lower lashline
  4. Bliss in Barcelona: This is a Royal Purple shade that reminds me of a lush lounge that Queen Elizabeth would have sat in :D I love this colour
  5. Forever in Florence: This is a dark burgundy colour that borders on maroon. The pigmentation was not as great overall, but it's buildable. Though it looks metallic on the pan, it gives a more matte finish when applied
  6. Love in London: The darkest colour in the palette, it would be totally logical to use this as your liner after you have applied your shadows. I love that it has sparkles as well. Colour payoff was good, but pigmentation is not as great as I'd hoped.
I love how this is a themed palette, and the colours are all vintage looking colours that contribute to sepia and cool tones. There are no bright colours like the Sunset or i-Candy palette, and this is what endeared me to it. Though there are quite a number of purples, it actually makes it my go-to palette when I'm doing up smokey eyes for a glam night out.

So what looks can you create with this palette? Overall, I went for a purple look, as my base I used Meet in Madrid, and in my outer crease I used Propose in Prague to give it an overall light purple sheen. I then blended in A Vow in Venice for my outer corners, and added a bit of Honeymoon in Hollywood towards the ends to make it more intense. Afterward, I fanned it out with Forever in Florence towards the crease and dusted Marry in Monte Carlo on the outer corners for the metallic sheen. I lined my eyes with Love in London, and highlighted my browbone with Pretty in Paris, blended in together with Propose in Prague.

For my lower lids, I lined the inner corners with Meet in Madrid, and the outer corners with Marry in Monte Carlo, which I blended in at the ends to create a continuous line.

Verdict: 8/10. I like that most of the shades in this palette are pigmented, which is what I love about Sleek palettes in the first place.

Repurchase: Definitely yes.

Last Comments: If you like neutral cool colours and are thinking of experimenting a little outside your comfort zone without using bright colours, this is the palette for you.

So do you like the colours? Let me know!

Price: RM53.00 on Luxola  (USD11.99 on the Sleek website)

Size: 12 x 1.1g

Availability: This palette is available on Luxola and also the Sleek website.

Til the next time, stay beautiful!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stand up, 'Fess up, and Show that you're MADE OF MORE

This festive season, GUINNESS® wants to inspire its loyal consumers to be bold and step up to start the New Year afresh! Christmas is a time of year when people gather for good times and to celebrate the past year. It’s also a time where we look back on things we’ve done or left unresolved.

The GUINNESS® Christmas Bold Confessions campaign inspires consumers to confess to something, to own up to something they’ve done, or to open up and let people in on a secret about themselves that nobody else knows.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Maybelline Unveils Big Eyes Mascara to help Ladies Achieve 2x Bigger Eyes

Maybelline New York, the No. 1 colour cosmetics brand in the world and Malaysia introduces its latest innovation and newest extension to the popular Volum’ Express® mascara line today. Named the BIG EYES MASCARA, it is the brand’s 1st dual-ended mascara that lets you command complete control over your lashes to create 2X bigger eyes with just one sweep of the wand! I've reviewed the product here, and you can see how much larger it has made my eyes look!

Pink Fong, Marketing Manager of Maybelline Malaysia, explained during the product launch that the BIG EYES MASCARA is designed specifically to solve common problems women encounter when trying to achieve the ‘Big Eyes’ look. “One of the biggest concerns Asian women face when using makeup is how to play up the eyes. Everyone wants to have bigger eyes, or the ‘Big Eye’ effect. However, many of us face the same problems, such as small eyes, droopy eyelids, short eyelashes, or even lashes that just won’t curl properly, no matter how many times you try!”

Friday, November 14, 2014

Starhill Gallery Presents the most Eclectic AJTT VIII

A Journey Through Time VIII is set to return with a stellar line-up of luxury watch brands and exquisite jewellery. Presented by Starhill Gallery and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, this annual event will once again be a focal point for watch and jewellery enthusiasts as well as renowned brands to come together in celebration of beauty, luxury and excellence. 

Taking place within Starhill Gallery from 21 – 28 November 2014, A Journey Through Time VIII is destined to be a powerful prelude to Baselworld 2015 with rare private collections, first-in-market editions and exquisite pieces from over 125 luxury brands, some of which are debuting in Malaysia such as HYT, Lilla Rio, MOISEIKIN, Carlo Barberis and Gem Palace, being featured during the eight day extravaganza. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Event: Guardian's Charity Walkathon Walk for a Cause Sold Over 2,500 Tickets

Excitement was in the air for thousands for participants as the annual Guardian Walkathon – Walk For A Cause held at Wetlands Park, Putrajaya, kicked off to a rousing start!

Now in its 6th year, the Guardian charity walkathon is aimed at highlighting the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle in addition to raising funds for worthy causes. Funds raised at the walkathon goes to the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) and the National Council of Senior Citizens’ Organisation Malaysia (NACSCOM).

This year, the Guardian Walkathon – Walk For A Cause sold over 2,500 tickets. Each beneficiary will receive RM15,000.

Review + Giveaway: E.V.E All-in-One Facial Bar

Hands up if you have ever used a facial wash that left your face feeling dry and taut after using it?

I know I have experienced this countless times, and I find it very hard to continue using products like this because it hurts my skin and makes it very dry, so much so that my skin starts to peel.

But fret not, I'm not here to tell you all about what happens to my face when I use products that are unsuitable for me. I am here to tell you about E.V.E All-in-One Facial Bar, and how you can get one for yourself, for free! You only need to bear the shipping cost, and that is only RM10 :)

E.V.E is formulated with E.V.E POTENT INGREDIENTS – Austrian Deep Moor, PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, Aloe Vera, Virgin Coconut Oil, Ionic Colloidal Silver, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C & Algae Extract!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Event: Bollywood Shimmies in to Muse by Watsons

Holla ladies :) Have you ever wanted to look like those stars in Bollywood, with their hair all coiffed in place and stunning make up? Well now you can, because Muse by Watsons has brought in Bollywood Professional Cosmetics, and you can experience for yourself what the Bollywood stars are using!

Yes, I kid you not. Bollywood stars ARE using Bollywood PROFESSIONAL, due to its high quality. Its founder, Rani Birring, thought of the brand when she was in Korea, where she learnt about the importance of quality and different skin needs. 

Monday, November 03, 2014

H-ARTISTRY 2014 takes over KL this November 2014


H-Artistry returns to KL this 15th November, inviting revellers to step into a different dimension by setting an even more exciting stage for the anticipated epic finale premier super-clubbing experience of 2014! The Global Art of Mixing party slated for KL, rides off the success of H-Artistry Penang earlier in May 2014 and promises another epic not-to-be-missed party experience to remember.

Featuring a stellar line up of artists from around both East AND West, this signature super-clubbing event will take place at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) in Mines Resort City on 15 November 2014 starting from 7.00pm onwards.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Event: Phillip Wain Celebrates 38th Anniversary in Style

Phillip Wain celebrated its 38th Anniversary last month at Starhill Gallery with the theme of “Be Your Own Superstar”. Inspired by gorgeous looking celebrities, Phillip Wain as a one-stop health and beauty centre in Malaysia, Phillip Wain would like to encourage every lady to be their own superstar by always staying beautiful and nice, from inner health to outer appearance.

In conjunction with the celebration of this memorable moment, Phillip Wain had launched a new slimming treatment namely 360˚ AdipoSlim, which combine multiple technologies to achieve the desired body figure every lady wants to have.