April 16, 2015

Ecoparadise: Antioxidant Hotbed Therapy Experience @ The Garden Mall

Hello guys!

Recently, I was given a chance to try out an antioxidant hotbed therapy thanks to The Butterfly Malaysia and Worthy Book. It was so awesome I actually went again the next weekend after that first session with my little brother and my cousin.

Ecoparadise Hotbed Therapy Location
Main entrance

What is Hotbed Theraphy?

The hotbed therapy uses a special enzyme that comes from a remote mountainous region in Hokkaido, Japan and by using proprietary technologies Ecoparadise infuses the enzyme into everyday materials like plastics, metals and ceramics. The material that has been infused with the enzyme is then used to build Ecoparadise's saunas.

The hotbed therapy helps to improve overall health and well being through the use of antioxidant enriched air and heat shock therapy. Antioxidant will negate excessive free radicals which is the cause for problems like insomnia, asthma, cancer, diabetes and many more.

The room temperature for the sauna is set between 42-45 degree celcius by using hot water circulations. The duration for one session is between 30 to 40 minutes.

Ecoparadise Hotbed Therapy Benefit
The nail inside white clean bottle haven't rust at all after been soaked with the enzyme. The rusty water is the nail without enzyme soaked in it. It's been soaked since 2008!!

What is the Benefits?

1. Stress Relieving
2. Helps Improving Blood Circulation
3. Lower Water Retention
4. Improves General Health
5. Improves Immune System
6. Improves Metabolism

Ecoparadise Hotbed Therapy Review
Getting ready to change into sauna cloth.
My Overall Impression?

I'm super in love! I sometimes get a bit of insomnia therefore it's very hard for me to fall asleep. The first day I went for the therapy, I started feeling sleepy around 9PM which is very rare for night owl like me. The hotbed session also let me sweats off all the toxins in my body and I feel refreshed afterwards. My skin looks better right after it and I think it will get much better if I go there frequently. I also like the fact that I can have a long intimate chats with friends and family while we are inside the hot room.

The accommodations are great with large locker space and clean changing room. The changing room have enough shower stalls for us to get rid of all the sweats and smells and we don't have to queue at all. There are also hair dryer provided which is a super great thing! I don't want to let my wet hair inside my hijab just like that so it's really good to have the hair dryer.

Ecoparadise Hotbed Therapy
Cooling down, feeling refreshed :D

Oh I forgot to mention something! When we finished doing our hotbed session, we will have to cool down first before taking shower. There was this spacious resting room with plenty of comfortable chairs for us to relax, and we were also given an enzyme drink that it good for our health. It tasted like water from 'tapai' but I liked it. If you feel thirsty, there is also water provided inside the hotbed therapy room and outside at the common relaxing room. There were also green tea provided in the common room.

The rate is about RM70++ per session and it is advised for you to call for appointment especially on the weekends. The one that I went to is in The Garden Mall but they have other outlet which you can find out on their website www.ecoparadise.my.

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 15, 2015

Rants: Sick and Dizzy

 Hello guys :)

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Actually, I don't plan to write anything today as I'm currently down with a bad case of headache and asthma. My asthma usually is caused by psychological factor like stress so I'm actually wondering why I got the attack this time as I'm feeling really great and happy for the past few days. Maybe its the weather but after a full rest today I'm feeling a lot better now.

Anyway, this past week I've been updating quite frequently and almost everyday so I don't want to break the routine. I don't even know what I want to share in this post. I guess it's just a little rambling on my side. After all my blog is to share about the happening around me and I want to keep the 'personal' portion in my blog all the way and as long as I can.

A few new product reviews will be posted soon too. Currently I have a product that I'm in love with and it's from a Korean brand so look forward for it! And oh, I've been wanting to share about my skin care routine but since my skin condition is not that great I'm actually wondering if I should share it with you guys. It's getting better now so one thing I'm sure of is to make sure you'll never skip the routine everyday.

I spent the whole day sleeping so I'm wide awake now, even with my headache still not going away. I hope I'll be better tomorrow. That's all for this short rant. I hope you guys are in great health so none of you will suffer like I am today. Drink lots of water as the weather can be unpredictable too.
Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 14, 2015

Top Perfume Wishlist

Hello guys!

These days, I've been so into perfumes that my wishlist keeps on growing. I have so much in my wishlist now that I need to write them down. Anyway, in this post I'm going to share with you my top perfume wishlist this year. I've already gotten number one and number two (yay for me!) and now I have three more to go. It's time to start saving up more money!

1. Wonderstruck Enchanted By Taylor Swift

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Top Note: Passion Fruit, Poppy and Wild Berries
Middle Note: Peony, Champaca, Sugar and Freesia
Base Note: White Musk, Woody Notes and Vanilla

2. Tom Hilfiger Woman in Pear Blossom

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Top Note: Neroli , Pear Blossom and Raspberry
Middle Note: Sandalwood, Davana and Cedar
Base Note: Cinnamon, Tonka Bean, Whipped Cream and Artemisia

3. Flash By Jimmy Choo

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Top Note: Strawberry, Pink Pepper and Tangerine
Middle Note: Tuberose, Jasmine and White Lily
Base Note: White Wood and Heliotrope

4. Marc Jacob Honey

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Top Note: Pear, Mandarin Orange and Punch
Middle Note: Honey Suckle, Orange Blossom and Peach
Base Note: Honey, Vanilla and Woodsy Notes

5.One Direction Our Moment

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Top Note: Pink Grapefruit, Forest Fruits and Red Currants
Middle Note: Freesia, Jasmine and Frangipani
Base Note: Woodsy Notes, Patchouli and Musk

My top favourite among all five is the Tommy Hilfiger Woman in Pear Blossom and I will definitely repurchase when I'm out. The Taylor Swift Wonderstruck (Enchanted) is the first high end perfume that I bought. Love the scent but another major factor that made me buy it is the fact that it's Taylor Swift brand and the bottle is so beautiful!

I never thought I'd took a liking to One Direction perfume but when my friend made me smell them I just love the light scent. Marc Jacob Honey is already high raved by perfume lovers and I also agree with everyone who loves it. It smells heavenly! The Jimmy Choo's Flash has the strongest scent out of five but I think it smells nice especially if you're wearing it on night occasions instead of during the day.

If you're wondering what is actually a perfume top notes, middle notes and base notes you can check out my perfume making post here where I did explain on the differences.

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 13, 2015

Indeed Lab: Facial Powdered Exfoliator Review

Hello guys!

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So my last post on 3CE Lip Pigments (here) was telling you about me playing with colours while in this post, it's time for a bit of magic! 

Just kidding! I'm no David Copperfield but what I wrote above is partly true though. The product I'm reviewing in this post does work like magic as it turns from powder to foam, and it's done just by mixing it with a bit of water. The product is from Indeed Laboratories which is a UK beauty brand and it is called the Facial Powdered Exfoliator.

There is nothing that can beat a good exfoliation to make sure you have smooth and black heads free skin. No matter wherever I go, all the beauty consultants I met has been stressing about how important it is to exfoliate at least once a week. But it's not very easy to find the perfect product especially if your skin is as sensitive as mine. I can't deal with scrubs that are too rough on my skin as it'll turn so red and irritated. Therefore, sometimes I really hate exfoliating my skin which ends up letting the black heads making my nose area their territory.

I got introduced with this product during a Suka and Surprise session by The Butterfly Project and Muse by Watson not long ago and was very intrigued about the 'powder' part of the exfoliator. I mean how can it be a product for exfoliation if it's in a powder foam? Don't you think so too?

The answer for us is to not judge a book by its cover. I tried it and I think it's one of the best product I've ever used for exfoliation. My top favourite of all time is the Philosophy's Microdelivery Peel but it cost a fortune at RM 250++ for one set! I've yet to find the perfect exfoliator that not only gives out result but also affordable for my standard, but that is before I tried this product.

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This Indeed Lab's Facial Powdered Exfoliator is actually a highly concentrated micro powder exfoliant. It immediately brighten skin and help to deliver superior skin re-surfacing to give a smoother, softer and more polished skin texture. Using a lot of natural ingredients like bamboo extract, rice bran powder, pineapple enzymes, Okinawa red algae and also the well known for it's benefit hyaluronic acid this product really does wonder in helping to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. It is said to also help promotes skin renewal as it cleanses, and help reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

Therefore I think this product is much more affordable solution that works very well to. Not to mentioned that it is crowned by Vogue's UK as UK's top five powdered exfoliators.

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All you have to do is shake the bottle to bring out the powder on your palm then add some water to turn it into foam. Gently massage them on your face and wash them off. The first thing you'll notice is the tightening and tingling feeling on your skin which shows that the product is working well. Afterwards I will apply the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (here) and voila, my skin end up feeling so good!

The level of exfoliation also can be customized; meaning you can adjust the amount of water added to create a more gentle or thorough cleanse. You can also add them onto your cleanser which works well too.

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facial powdered rexfoliator review

The only part that I don't like about this Powdered Exfliator product is it's packaging. The dispenser for the powder is a tad too big and I always end up taking out much more than I need. Other than that, I can't find anything to complain about. As a matter of fact, I'm hooked :)

This product cost at RM 89.00 for 75g product and you can get it at Muse by Watson in Sunway Pyramid.

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 12, 2015

50 Shades of Lip Colours: 3CE Lip Pigment Review.

 Hello guys!

LOL. See what I did with the post title? Although personally I have so many problems with the film 50 Shades of Grey and I don't even want to talk about it now, but 50 shades of lip colours do sounds like fun right? In this post, I'm going to tell you guys on how to have fun with makeup product using the 3CE Lip Pigments that I received from Muse By Watson x Butterfly Project meetup.

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Packaging: Front View

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I remember when I was little, I dreaded the time for art class as I'm definitely not very creative as others. But sometimes, I do enjoy some artsy stuffs especially when it comes to mixing water colours! Even if the final product always turned out sub par, I will always love the mixing part. Yes, I'm bad at art but I guess I'm not completely failing at it since I've taken so much liking into makeup! And thanks to that hobby of mine, I now get to relive my interest in mixing colours as I now use the 3CE Lip Pigment. Do you know that this product allow you to use your imagination and creativity to create new shades of lipstick that you can think of?

Wondering how? 

By mixing two or more colours from 3CE Lip Pigments you can create variety of shades and colours from the original one.

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For example, the two lip pigments that I received are in the shade Electro Pink and Modern White. Electro Pink is a very strong and bold pink colour so on the days where I want to do a stronger looking lip look, all I have to do is take out my lip brush and apply it on my lips. But, on the days where I want to create a softer colour all I have to do is to mix it with the white lip pigment. The intensity will be different based on the mixing ratio of both colours so I can have different shades starting from a very light pink, or one or to shade softer than the original bold pink.

Not creative? No worries! 

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For those who are not really good at it, 3CE have this colour mixing chart to give us a few example on how the colours should be mixed. There are seven different lip pigments shade for this range so imagine the possibilities! I'm feeling extra helpful today so down here is the colour mixing chart for you guys to refer to:

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See? From seven basic colours we can get another nine extra colours and this is just based on the chart above. I bet we can create even more if we mix more than two colours into one.

Now are you bought yet? Well, there's more than that so keep on reading. These lip pigments can also be used as eyeshadow and even as blusher and all you have to do is to mix, mix and mix! To use it as a cream eyeshadow you just need to mix the product with eyeshadow powder so it'll stay on longer and as for which colour to mix with which,it is totally up to you. For blusher, mixing the pigment with liquid foundation will do the trick. Now, I have a cream blusher and I can even decide the intensity. Yay!

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How To Use 3CE Lip Pigments as Blusher

It's highly pigmented and stays for quite a long time too. Even the blusher mix on my hand takes almost the whole day to be removed completely if I don't use makeup remover and wipe it off with tissue or even wash it up with water. The only thing that you'll have to give extra attention is that this product is a bit drying when used on the lips so make sure you apply plenty of lip balm beforehand.

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Full Makeup Look using 3CE Lip Pigment on Eye, Cheek and Lips

For the Barbie inspired makeup look above, the lip colour is achieved by mixing Electro Pink and Modern White together. The blush uses the Electro Pink pigment and was added to my foundation. The eye look was created using the Modern White pigments and mixed with some eye shadows in my stash.

In overall, this product is really great and so far all the 3CE products I've tried on are not disappointing. Before this, I have to order online to get my hand on these good stuffs but there is no need to feel worried anymore now as we can finally get them in Malaysia through Muse By Watson in Sunway Pyramid for RM78.00 each

I will do another 3CE product reviews soon so don't forget to come back. Meanwhile, check out my other posts on a brands which you can also get in Muse By Watson by clicking on the link below: 

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 10, 2015

Fast and Furious 7 and Tokyo Pastry, Avenue K

Hello guys!

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Fast and Furious

I bet many of you have watched the long awaited Fast and Furious 7 movie already but I think there are still many who haven't got the chance to watch it yet either, you know since on last weekend the tickets for every showing was selling so fast like hotcakes. I'm the type who would actually buy my movie tickets on the day I want to watch it but for the sake of getting good seats, I even went to KLCC one day earlier to purchase them!

April 09, 2015

Indeed Laboratories: Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

Hello guys!

I remember in my previous 'How Do You Pamper Yourself' post, I've mentioned my liking to the amazing Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask. Thanks to The Butterfly Project Malaysia and Muse by Watson, once again I got to try one new product from the Hydraluron range which is the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

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Box's Back Description

Comes in a white - hot pink box, this product has one special features on it that I've never seen in other moisturizer that has this kind of packaging type. Like any other face cream, it has a standard bottle tube but instead of taking out the content neither using finger which is a very unhygienic method nor using spatula, they actually comes out with an idea of using the pump method!

Super in love with the packaging!

Just Pump!

Yes, I'm so impressed by it. I mean it's not that pump packaging is new but using with this kind of container is very rare. That is already one extra point for this product. It's hassle free as I just need to pump it out. There is no problem with over pumping since one to two pumps already let out a good amount of product.

Thick but absorbing jelly

The product is a clear gel like substance that feels thick on hand but it melts once applied on the skin. This product does not give a sticky feeling to it and absorb relatively fast into the skin. Undoubtedly, it's very moisturizing on my dry skin and I always wake up feeling fresh after applying it over night.

This product uses a sophisticated five actives complex that helps to provide short term and long term solution in locking moisture to the skin by supporting the natural protective layer of your skin. It helps to restore moisture level and prevent future loss.

A micro network moisture complex called PatcH20 saturate the skin with fast absorbing ingredients and Fucogel to helps to form protective film on skin to reduce moisture evaporation. One more substance used in this product is the Hyaluronic acid which is well known in combating skin dryness. It also helps in providing moisture to the skin as well as promote collagen production, leaving the skin feeling plump.

For More Info:
Product Name: Hydraluron Moisture Jelly by Indeed Laboratories
Where to Buy: Muse By Watson, Sunway Pyramid
Price: RM99 (30ml)

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

March/April 2015 Favourite Playlist

Hello guys!

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Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's been months since my last 'favourite playlist' post! I kept forgetting about it and this is actually the first post of the series for the year 2015. If you've never seen this kind of blog post before, I actually created this series to share my current favourite songs that topped my playlist. You can see the previous posts by clicking the link here.

April 08, 2015

M.A.C Review: Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Limited Edition Lipstick

Hello guys!
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So finally, I've gotten my first ever M.A.C lipstick! Well, it's been in my wish list since forever and I also want to get it because it doesn't feel right to not have at least one MAC lipstick on my vanity if I want to actually call myself a beauty junkie. LOL

I've been checking out the shades available at M.A.C counters quite a few times already but I just can't make up my mind until last weekend when I saw the Miley Cyrus Limited Edition Lipstick in shade Viva Glam. It's in a hot pink shade which at first glance it looks very similar to Barbie Pink. Since I don't have that particular lipstick shade in my makeup stash yet, I decided to go for it.

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One more reason that made me bought it is the fact that "every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam Lipstick and Lip Gloss goes towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS". Yes, it's the exact statement that I saw on the counter. I mean, 100% will go to charity? Well, it definitely made my first MAC purchase even more meaningful. Click to find out more about MAC AIDS FUND.

This lipstick comes in standard MAC black bullet style packaging, but added with an extra touch of Miley Cyrus signature on it's red surface. This Amplified Creme Lipstick is described as a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a satin sheen. It's very opaque with a subtle hint of blue undertone.The range also comes with a lip gloss but I didn't get them as I'm not a huge fan of lip gloss.

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Let's take a moment to appreciate the fact that my glasses is indeed crooked :P

Please note that I did edit the picture above in order to show you the correct shade that is most similar to real life as my phone camera failed to capture the correct colour tone probably due to poor lighting.

In overall I'm super in love with it as it's not drying to my lips! I guess its no wonder M.A.C Lipstick are still regarded as one of the best in the game. I think the shade will looks great on any skin tone too. You can get it at any M.A.C counter at RM74.00

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ

April 07, 2015

Top 5 Favourite Youtube Beauty and Lifestyle Channel

Hello guys!

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When I was in early secondary school, YouTube just started so it was not as big as it is these days. Now, we can say it play quite a huge part in our daily lives. From makeup tutorials, cooking tutorials, DIY videos, we can refer almost anything to it, the biggest video streaming on the net. Honestly speaking, I learned my ways of makeup through YouTube. What to do, what not to do, what to buy and what not to buy, everything is there.

April 06, 2015

Pimp My Chulips: They Pimped Their Chulips!

Hello guys! 

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In Watson Malaysia store these days, you'll see this eye catching cute looking lip balm shaped like a dome displayed in the lip care rack area. They are so cute and all four can fit into snuggly into your palm. Comes with four unique names which are the Paris Perfect Memories, Nordic Fancy Nostalgia, Arabian Floral Shower, and NY Brilliant My Way; each one have their own distinct flavours and colours. I bet you will have a though time choosing which one to buy because I know I did!

Paris Perfect Memories
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Nordic, Fancy Nostalgia
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Arabian Floral Shower
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NY Brilliant My Way
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These adorable tiny lip balm are called Chulip, a product by Mentholatum. Being quite a trend in Japan nowadays, the 'chu' from it's name is a Japan word which translate into the word 'kiss'.

And if you've been following my Instagram account, I posted about the Pimp My Chulip contest organized by Mentholatum in conjuction with Watson Malaysia, which just ended a few days ago. The winners will either win the grand prize of iPad Mini 3 or a set of the Chulip products. Did you enter it? If you're wondering about the entries, you can see all the creative design on the Chulips website here. I've been checking out some of the entrants and I picked my top three favourites of them all.

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My Top 3 Favourites

See? Aren't they adorable! I'm rooting for the lifeguard because it's so creative. But the angry bird Chulip is adorable too. I bet the judges will have a though time picking.

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Anyway, I was also given a chance to pimp my own Chulip during the 'Pimp My Chulip' workshop organized by The Butterfly Project Malaysia a couple of weeks ago at Kare Cafe, One Utama. They actually provided all the decorating stuffs for us to choose.

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There were also displays of already decorated Chulips at the venue that made me feel so much like in Wonderland. Well, the cafe itself already look like a cafe that would come out of story books, so colourful!

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Let say my rusty artistic skill caused me to end up with this gentle'Chulip'man named Mr Mustache. I don't know about winning but I was pretty sure this little guy was having a blast taking pictures with the pretty Chulips ladies

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They were also refreshment and a bit of titbits ready for us to it and they are all good, especially the pasta. I was famished at that time as I went straight to the event after attending the Malaysian Women's Weekly Fitness and Wellbeing Workshop with some other fellow blogger friends. You can read about them here.

I had a blast decorating and 'pimping' my Chulip. The product itself doesn't just glide smoothly on the lips, even the packaging make me fall in love. Now my vanity looks cuter with all four colours neatly placed in line.

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chulip review

Choose my favourite? I just can't. The purple one is so unique with the flower scent, I'll always love citrus flavour so green is definitely not a letdown, pink packaging is enough to make me swoon and the red one with apple, tea rose and ginger made me feel like I'm having a tea party. So I gotta love them all!

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ