Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree - Skin Clearing Clay Mask

mood: refreshed
song: halloween junky

This is one of my all time favourite mask from Body Shop since high school. I've been using this for years and now I think I should start sharing the goodness with you all.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask.

As most of us know, clay masks are ideal for oily and acne prone skin as they are able to absorb excess oil. But this mask has a 2 in 1 function where it contains tea tree oil that will helps dries up blemishes and prevents breakouts!

This mask is pretty thin and semi-sheer after applying on the skin.

How to use: Apply a generous amount of the tea tree mask and left to set for 10 - 15 minutes.

The Scent: This mask has a strong tea tree scent which might bother some sensitive noses but worry not, the scent will eventually fades once the mask is applied.

The Texture: It has a thick but creamy whipped consistency which allows it to spread easily on skin.

Repurchasing: Absolutely YES! I have been repurchasing this mask for years!

So, I use this mask at least once a week to prevent breakouts. 

• cleanses and purifies skin
• does not dry hard on skin if mask were to left too long on skin
• heals emerging and present pimples/acne
• helps in oil controling
• can be used as spot treatment
• skin felt noticeably softer and smoother after use

• some might not tolerate the tea tree scent
• it has this cooling/ burning sensation a little at first during applying

This mask totally works in controlling oil, preventing and healing acne
The prices are reasonable for its quality of RM69 for a 100ml tub.
Definitely another great deal from Body Shop!

Rates: ★★★★★

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kota Kinabalu: Part 1

mood: random
song: joy (yuki)

It's going to be a hectic weekend ahead.
This weekend we are travelling to Kota Kinabalu for our 3rd Japanese Ambassador Cup 2016.
So, I took half-day leave and left the office at 12pm. Just in time for me to get home to get all my luggage before heading off to the airport. Met up with the rest before checking in all of our luggages. 

At the departure hall 

Boarding time! 

It has been 5 years since the last time i visited Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Having our shiai match tomorrow in the morning. Time for some rest ;)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Anlene Move Young Campaign @ Queensbay Mall

mood: random
song: ai dee (hatsune miku)

In conjuction with the introduction of the new Anlene with MoveMax, dairy giant Fonterra Brands Malaysia, today launches an experiential showcase at Queensbay Mall to get Malaysians to move as young as they feel inside.

Move As Young As You Feel Inside
31st August - 4th September 2016
Queensbay Mall Penang

The new Anlene with MoveMax formulation includes Calcium, Collagen and Protein as well as other nutrient such as magnesium, zinc and Vitamins B,C,D & E for the well-being of bones, joints and muscles. 

So, we started by trying out the mobility test at the MoveCheck booth where they uses ultrasonometers to check for the osteoporotic fracture risk assessment. Firstly, the staff will spray some antiseptic alcohol on your feet before proceeding the test to ensure it is hygienic. 

Next, we move on to the movement test whereby I will be tested on various different movement. So, this time we would need to stretch our right arm to see if we could reach out to our left arm. Luckily, I was able to complete that by having my both hands crossing about 5cm. 
Pretty flexible aint I?

Once we are done with the test, we would have to proceed to the consultation counter whereby the staff on duty will explain to us on our results of the test. So, overall mine was quite good where I was pretty surprise. The staff did explains to me that in order for me to maintain, it is best that I should have at least 2 glasses of milk daily to ensure that my body did have enough calcium intake. 

Now, in order to win some FREE gift, there are more 3 missions to be accomplished on top of getting our MoveCheck results. The Arcade Dance, Tyre Swing and Trampoline.

Time for some Dance Dance Revolution! yeahh

This is our missions, 3 down 2 more to go.

Tyre Swing

Finally, Trampoline!

Quickly head down to the showcase and get your mobility checked at the MoveCheck booth and you can also participate in the same activities and win some prizes throughout the campaign showcase too!

Just in case that you miss out this campaign, WORRY NOT!
Anlene MoveMax is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide and is available in the powdered form as well as in the yogurt form. The powdered form comes in two flavours - plain and chocolate and its available in 1kg, 600g and 175g packs. Whereas, Anlene Movemax Yogurt is available in 4 delicious variants: plain, mango, strawberry and mixed berries.

What are you waiting for?!!
Drop by Queensbay Mall and get your mobility checked for FREE!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: The Body Shop Seaweed - Oil Balancing Clay Mask

mood: tired
song: shiwa

Since I LOVES to DIY stuff. So, when it comes to facial skincare, my routine usually consist of homemade products using food ingredients which are great for skin. In fact, the results are consistently good compared to some masks I purchased outside.

Till now the only shortcoming is the inability to combat my prone-to-be oily "T-ZONE". So, I came across this Mask from Body Shop during my last visit and decided to give it a shot.

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

This mask contains mineral rich seaweed which is suitable for combination/oily skin with the aims to clarify, control and mattifies oily/combination skin. Sounds like a great deal right?

Besides, this clay itself is 100% natural and will help to revitalize your skin by controlling excess oil meanwhile drawing out impurities.

How to use: So, I applied a generous amount of the clay mask and left to set for 15 minutes.

The Scent: Clay-ish scent. Some said it smells like detergent. But I love it! ;)

The Texture: It has a thick consistency, dilute it with a few drops of water to allow it to spread easily.

Repurchasing: I absolutely love this mask and would definitely repurchase! 

I use this once a week. However if you have slightly more sensitive skin, I would recommend you to use this every 2 weeks once just to deep cleanse because this product might "over" dries up your skin as it is designed for combination/oily skin.

• works best for oily skin as it helps to "suck up" the oil on the T-ZONE area
• Re-freshens skin
• Helps tighten pores
• 100ml is ALOT! so it will last for quite some time
• loves the clay scent

• will dry out skin for dry skin people
• does not MOISTURIZE skin

This face masks have been wonderful for my skin, combating my oily T-ZONE.
The quality and prices are pretty reasonable as it is only RM79 for a 100ml tub.
A little goes a long way. With the usage of at least once a week, it takes me 1 year and 2 months for me to finish up a tub. So this is definitely a great deal!

Rates: ★★★★

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Anchor Say Cheese Campaign @ Bread History

mood: tired
song: hotaru (maiko fujita)

Fonterra Foodservices Malaysia is back with their second phase of Anchor Say Cheese campaign this year. This time they has introduced four new products in partnership with Bread History using their top quality real butter, cream cheese, milk and cream from its highly popular Anchor range.

Lady Marmalade
One of my favourite bun with orange cream cheese filling topped with orange candied peel.

First Love
A sweet bread with brown sugar cream cheese in the center sprinkled with brown sugar for that added crunch, guaranteeing love at first bite!

Almond Rosa
A nutty almond butter sponge cake with a rich layer of cream cheese.

Cream cheese sandwiched between two slices of decadent chocolate brownies and topped with chopped walnuts.

These exclusive Anchor's signature creations are available at selected bakeries throughout the country from now until December 2016. Customers will also receive the limited edition Anchor spoon with every purchase of two boxes of Anchor's signature dessert.

Ms Linda Tan from Anchor together with Mr John Auyong from Bread History.

According to John, Anchor Say Cheese is currently having an on-going promotion for the entire month of August, whereby a set of all 4 Chef Signature Series which consists of First Love, Lady Marmalade, Almond Rosa and Cheeznie selling at a promotional price of RM15.90 only!

What are you waiting for?
Quick! Get to your nearest Bread History and try them now!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Vistana Hotel: Tok Wan 101 Recipes For Buka Puasa Ramadhan

mood: random
song: i wont say im in love

For the upcoming month of Ramadhan, Vistana Hotels is proud to present its famous "Tok Wan 101 Recipes" Ramadhan feast.

This "Tok Wan 101 Recipes" Ramadhan feast is from 
7th June to 5th July 2016

The prices will be as below:
Adults: RM 65 nett/pax
Children: RM 30 nett/pax (aged 4-12years old)

Tok Wan is a colloquial Pahang state term for " grandmother".
Themed with authentic Malay dishes, Tok Wan 101 serves an assortment that ranges from fresh tangy salads such as kerabu sotong, kerabu kaki ayam and kerabu mangga.

Tok Wan's main course spread features succulent ayam goreng berempah, ikan cencaru belah belakang, danging rendang tok, siput belitung masak lemak cili and many more.

They also have a signature "Bakar Bakar" cooked to order station is also available serving freshly grilled satay, kambing panggang, ikan panggang and ayam panggang accompained with their special sauces.
This would be one of their busiest station where everyone was busy queuing up to grab a piece of their smoking hot daging bakar.

 Besides that, they also have our Penang's all-time favourite such as asam laksa, murtabak, rojak and pasembur on their spread.

My favourite part will be their desserts. They have an array of traditional Malay kuih-muih such as cara manis, onde-onde, seri muka, ketayap and kuih loyang.

The Ramadhan-inspired buffet will be held in the ground floor Ballroom and the hotel is complete with ample parking spaces, making it superbly convenient for large groups. Besides, they also have prayer rooms to further cater to all Muslim guests celebrating this blessed month of the year.

Overall,Vistana Ramadan Promotion was absolutely  good deal as their prices are really affordable. With only RM65nett, you would be able to enjoy variety of traditional Malay spread.
Not to mention while  having a pleasing environment stage music entertainment as well.

Address: 213 Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11950 Bukit Jambul, Penang, Malaysia. 
Contact: 604- 646 8000 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Review: Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser

mood: random
song: circle of life

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser comes in a standard squeeze tube. The texture of this more to a whipped formula as it oppose to being a foaming cleanser. It works to dissolves dirt an impurities  while boosting cell turnover.

 The texture of the cleanser.
After my first try, my skin was left with a clean, soft and smooth surface. Not to forget with their rose scent which made me felt super refreshed and calm every time using it.

How to use: Take an appropriate amount and gently spread it over your face. 

The Scent: It has a relaxing rose fragrance that will make you feel as if you are in an aromatherapy spa. 

The Texture: It is a whipped type product that can easily be spread on skin. 

This is one of the few cleansers I have that does not cleanse my face harshly. It is highly recommended to those who are looking for a good cleanser for their delicate dry skin like mine.

Repurchasing: Maybe. Because it is kind of costly for a cleanser to me.

Rates: ★★★★